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Nigerian wins Muslim-only beauty pageant in Jakarta

A Nigerian contestant has been crowned the winner of a beauty pageant for Muslims in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola, 21, won the World Muslimah 2013 title on Wednesday. Twenty finalists showed off Islamic fashions and worked to demonstrate religious values during the contest. The pageant was held before the upcoming Miss World competition, […]

Profit-making academies ruled out by government

The Department for Education has strenuously denied it has plans to allow academies and free schools to make a profit. A document seen by the BBC suggests its most senior civil servant has proposed reclassifying academies as private firms, which some say could potentially allow them to make a profit. Currently the state-funded, privately run […]

Britain Wants EU Budget Cut

Britain threatened on Thursday to veto any deal on the European Union budget that is not good for the British taxpayer, a day after a humiliating defeat in parliament undermined Prime Minister David Cameron’s authority. The vote – Cameron’s first significant defeat in parliament since taking power in 2010 – could strengthen his position at […]

Mark Clattenburg accused of racial slur during Chelsea v Manchester United

Chelsea have made a formal complaint to the football authorities about the referee Mark Clattenburg, whose handling of their 3-2 home defeat to Manchester United caused such controversy, alleging that he directed “inappropriate language” towards two of their players, with club officials briefing that one part of the allegation concerns language of a racist nature. […]

Leicester bounce back as Ben Youngs and Toby Flood see off Ospreys

As timely European victories go, this was one of Leicester‘s more satisfying. A week ago, as they limped home defeated from Toulouse, there was genuine reason to wonder if their Heineken Cupseason was about to crash and burn prematurely. By the final whistle on Sunday, with a try-bonus point safely bagged, the Tigers looked anything […]

Diamond Bank Set to Acquire European Bank

Diamond Bank Plc has said  that it is in finalising arrangements to acquire an European bank with a view to harnessing  direct investment and trade flows from Europe into Nigeria. Reuters quoted Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Bank, Mr. Alex Otti, Tuesday, to have disclosed this during an investor conference call. But he did […]

Excess Crude Account: States Offer New Settlement Terms

States are demanding a sweeping change in the way the Federal Government has been handling monies accruing to the central purse as part of their condition to drop their suit challenging the legality of the Excess Crude Account (ECA). They have proposed new conditions to resolve the lingering dispute between them and the Federal Government […]

International News

Atiku returns to PDP
Atiku returns to PDP

Former Nigeria’s Vice President Atiku Abubakar has announced his defection to the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). Atiku who resigned from the APC last week declared that the crisis that

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World Cup 2018 – which teams have already qualified?
World Cup 2018 – which teams have already qualified?

  Germany are the defending world champions, having beaten Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 final The final round of World Cup qualifying is taking place, and 14 countries are already assured

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INEC announces dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship elections, deploys 6,200 card readers for Anambra
INEC announces dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship elections, deploys 6,200 card readers for Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday fixed July 14 and September 22, 2018 for the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states.Briefing newsmen in Abuja, the National Commissioner, Prince Solomon

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