Buhari felicitates with David-West on 80th birthday

by Online Editor - 25 August 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday congratulated Prof. Tam David-West on his 80th birthday anniversary, and commended his steadfastness and forthrightness on issues of good governance, democracy and human rights. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the president’s Special Adviser on...


Why US is backing Buhari’s govt, by Kerry


United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry was in Sokoto on Tuesday, where he lauded the efforts of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, for promoting religious tolerance and understanding among Nigerians. He also spoke on the need to build a community of tolerance for peace, progress and political stability in Nigeria. Excerpts:   Preamble Good morning to all of you – your...


Zuma backs Finance Minister, won’t intervene

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma answers questions at Parliament in Cape Town, in this picture taken March 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday he has full confidence in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is under police investigation over a suspected spy unit at the tax service. Zuma said he could not intervene in the investigations despite the negative impact the probe has caused on the economy, according to a statement released by the presidency. The rand, which had tumbled 5 percent...

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Solomon Dalung and Rio Olympics


“I am not fit for this office and never should have been here.” – Warren G. Harding(29th President of the United States, 1921 to 1923)   The sway of sports in our polity and national life is such that we cannot allow the country’s embarrassing outing at the just concluded Olympic in Rio de. Janeiro Brazil fling without a mention. The last time we discussed sports in this space was in...


Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes list of highest-paid female actors with $46m

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has been named film’s best-paid female star for the second year in a row. The 26-year-old earned $46m (£34.9m) in the last year, according to Forbes. Her earnings, while decreasing 11.5% from 2015, were bumped up by a deal in which she took a cut of the $653.4m box office of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Lawrence, the youngest actor on the list, was followed by...


Officials yet to name Team Nigeria to Rio 2016 Paralympics

nigeria Paralympic weightlifter

With just two weeks to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the Nigeria Paralympics Committee (NPC) has yet to name the members of the Team to represent the country. The Games are slated for September 7 to 18 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, the athletes for Para-powerlifting and para-athletics are currently camped in Abuja, while the Para-table tennis players are in Lagos training at the Knock-up Hall...


Maritime: Growing govt-stakeholder model

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Globally the maritime sector is passing through challenges but it also provides opportunities for growth especially in developing countries where nobody can talk of excess capacity. In good and bad times alike government plays a significant role in the growth of maritime sector through visioning, regulation, infrastructural development, creating the right environment,amongst others. This is why the...


Mr. Chinakwe’s dog, the sons of lucifer and the seed of al shaitan


“I won’t be surprised if the man arrested for naming his dog Buhari is arraigned before Justice Okon Abang. There is nothing beyond this government”- Mr. Deji Adeyanju, Twitter, 20th August, 2016. Mr. Adeyanju, who is a young and rising bright star in Nigeria’s political firmament, is absolutely right. When the likes of Mrs. Oby Ezekwezile, the former Minister of Education...



adekunle salami rio 31st olympiad

Copa Cabana, another world I was at Copa Cabana at the weekend. There were restricted areas where event like beach volleyball and other took place. At the open arena, I discovered there was no big deal after all. People go there to catch fun at the beach. They go there to relax as couples, as families and friends. In Nigeria, the scenes you see at Copa Cabana are also regular scenes at major beaches...


Lagos thrift institution marketer bolts with market women’s N1m


An employee of a thrift institution — CNN Credit Ltd — Jackson Umem, who allegedly defrauded the organisation of some market women’ N1million deposit, has appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court on Lagos island. The accused, 34, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of fraud and theft preferred against him. According to the prosecutor, Insp. Ben Ekundayo, the accused...


Lagos: Government at work

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Tuesday, August 10 was a sad day for many traders in Isheri- Idimu Area of Lagos as bulldozers moved in to demolish over 500 shops and shanties built on the Right of Way (RoW) of high tension power cables at Oba Wahab Ayinde Balogun Modern Market, Isheri Olofin in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area of Alimosho Local Government of Lagos State. The exercise, which was jointly carried out by...


Probe: FG may release report on 10 higher institutions this week

Malam Adamu Adamu

There are strong indications that the Federal Government may release the white paper on the probe panels set up to investigate various allegations against some management members and staff of seven universities and three polytechnics across the country. Investigations by ‘New Telegraph’ has revealed that the new decision followed intense pressure on the government by concerned individuals...

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