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 […]

NIMASA Boss Flays Release of Piracy Suspects

Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Ziakede Akpobolokemi, has expressed worry over the frequent release of those arrested in connection with their alleged involvement in piracy in Nigerian territorial waters. Akpobolokemi, who has vigorously pursued the campaign against piracy in Nigerian waters since he was appointed the DG of the agency […]

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 […]

Jonathan approves N17.6bn for flood victims

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday announced the release of N17.6 billion direct financial assistance to flood-ravaged states. The President, in a nationwide broadcast, categorised the affected states into four groups, A to D, which would get N500, N400, N300, N250 million respectively. “Category A states include: Oyo, Kogi, Benue, Plateau, Adamawa, Delta, Bayelsa and Anambra. Category […]

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 […]

Traffic hits Lagos as bridge repairs commence

Lagos traffic management faced its first test on Monday, following the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for a four-month repair. The 11.8km bridge was partially closed on Sunday to allow for repairs, but its true test did not come until Monday, the first working day of the week. Third Mainland Bridge, dubbed the […]

24 die in Kano, Taraba, Yobe blasts as police, terrorists clash

TERRIFIED residents of the Kano metropolis wore gloomy faces yesterday morning as they woke up to the devastation caused in the city by terrorists. Armed men, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, attacked five police stations with explosives with 17 persons feared killed. Three members of the group were allegedly arrested during […]

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Buhari’s Presidency: Facts and fiction
Buhari’s Presidency: Facts and fiction

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“Shithole countries” by Donald Trump
“Shithole countries” by Donald Trump

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