• $40bn spent on Niger Delta in 12 years without result – Kachikwu

    $40bn spent on Niger Delta in 12 years without result – Kachikwu

    The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has disclosed that more than $40 billion had been dolled out to the Niger Delta region in the past 12 years through various intervention agencies, regretting however, that there was nothing on ground to justify such amount.

    Kachikwu, who spoke yesterday at a meeting held at PTI Conference Centre in Warri, Delta State involving prominent leaders from the coastal states, said the $40 billion came mainly from oil companies, Niger Delta […]

  • Prepare to die, write your will if you are going for Hajj – Muslim cleric warns

    Prepare to die, write your will if you are going for Hajj – Muslim cleric warns

    The Chief Imam of Area 10 Mosque, Abuja, Sheikh Yahya Al-Yolawi, on Friday reportedly advised intending pilgrims to settle their debts and leave their wills behind before travelling to Saudi Arabia.

    The Abuja-based Islamic scholar, while delivering Jumma’at sermon titled ‘Essential tips for Hajj Preparations’, said the need to leave a will behind was because the journey to Holy land may be the final journey for some pilgrims.

    He explained that it was an invitation from Allah to the most famous acts […]

  • EFCC arrests five varsity students for N16m fraud

    EFCC arrests five varsity students for N16m fraud

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested four students of Federal University of Technology, Akure, and one student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, for their alleged role in N16m fraud.

    The suspects are Adeleke Paul, 21; Adebiyi Abudu, 22; Akinsanmi Adeniyi 21; Ogundile James, 23; and Okali Ugochukwu, 21.

    A statement by the EFCC said the suspects were picked up at an off- campus residence located at Anuoluwapo Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, Ondo State.

    The statement said […]

  • Trump finds himself in deeper hole

    Trump finds himself in deeper hole

    This was supposed to be the new – new! – Donald Trump, the more temperate Republican candidate who had emerged in the past two weeks seeking to broaden his appeal to a more diverse electorate.

    But with the presidential election just two-and-a-half months away, Americans seem decidedly unimpressed by this latest in a long series of tweaks, turns and transformations.

    The White House hopeful has been more disciplined in form, reading from prepared speeches and focusing his fire on his Democratic opponent […]

  • Bayern are free of Guardiola’s chains, says former star

    Bayern are free of Guardiola’s chains, says former star

    The former midfielder – who won eight Bundesliga titles with the Bavarians – believes new boss Carlo Ancelotti has liberated the players from their old manager’s regimented regime.

    Bayern Munich will benefit from being free of the “chains” of Pep Guardiola this season, according to former midfielder Mehmet Scholl.

    The Bundesliga champions began the defence of their title with a 6-0 thrashing of Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena on Friday, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick in coach Carlo Ancelotti’s first […]

  • Buhari congratulates NBA new executive

    Buhari congratulates NBA new executive

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on the inauguration of its new executive committee led by Mr. Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN) at the 2016 Annual General Conference held in Port-Harcourt.

    Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, also commended the outgoing executive led by Augustine Alegeh for the resourceful exchange of ideas, commitment and support for national development.

    The President urged the new NBA president to use his vast experience […]

  • Police arrest suspected mastermind of herdsmen attack in Enugu

    Police arrest suspected mastermind of herdsmen attack in Enugu

    The Enugu State Police Command has arrested the suspected mastermind of the herdsmen attack on Ndiagu Attakwu Akegbe Ugwu community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state.

    A statement from the command’s spokesman, Ebere Amaraizu, in Enugu on Friday, gave the name of the suspect as Umaru Isah from Gusau, the Zamfara State capital.

    Amaraizu said the arrest of the suspect followed intelligence made available to the command.

    He said: “The Enugu State Police Command in its resolve to unmask the […]

  • Thirty-four and still going strong – the secrets of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s remarkable consistency

    Thirty-four and still going strong – the secrets of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s remarkable consistency

    The former Sweden captain has hit the ground running at Manchester United but his public persona masks the hark work put in behind the scenes.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored four goals in his first three Manchester United games and can reasonably be expected to equal a 91-year-old club record against Hull City on Saturday night. No United player has scored goals in each of their first four matches for the club since Jimmy Hanson in 1924 but following strikes against Leicester […]

  • JAMB set to release names of candidates offered admission

    JAMB set to release names of candidates offered admission

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it will soon commence uploading the names of candidates who have been offered admission into tertiary institutions on its website.

    The board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos.

    According to Benjamin, the board will ensure that Nigerian children are not unjustly denied admission in any institution of their choice.

    He said the names of candidates that had satisfactorily […]

  • Chelsea’s stadium plans put in danger by local bat population

    Chelsea’s stadium plans put in danger by local bat population

    Chelsea’s plans for a new stadium have been put in danger by an unlikely problem.

    The council are worried about how the ground could affect the local bat population, according to trade magazine Building.

    The animals hibernate at the nearby Brompton Cemetery, and the local authority think the building work could affect them.

    They also have reservations about the measures set to be taken to mitigate noise, and keep nearby residents from being hit by vibrations and dust.

    ‘[There is a] lack of detail […]

  • Visa, customs clearance affecting our services to Northeast – UN

    Visa, customs clearance affecting our services to Northeast – UN

    The United Nations (UN) has listed difficulty in accessing Visa from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and delay in the clearance of humanitarian supplies by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) as the challenges confronting it in its bid to render humanitarian services in the North East region of Nigeria.

    Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations System in Nigeria, Mohamed El Munir Safieldin confirmed that they face challenges in the bid for Customs clear its humanitarian support items and also delay in the […]