Senate approves N10bn for Kogi 3 days to governorship election

The senate has approved the sum of N10 billion for Kogi state. The sum is a refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government by the state government. The approval is coming two days to the governorship election in the state. On October 15, President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the funds was read […]

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241 University of Ibadan students make first class

The University of Ibadan, Ibadan on Tuesday graduated 7,430 students with 241 of them making first-class honours from various degree programmes and faculties in its 2017/2018 academic session. Miss Ebhomielen Ofure Mary from the Department of Computer Science broke record by graduating with 7.0 CGPA. In her brief remarks, she urged her fellow graduands to […]

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70 people killed in Guinea ahead of 2020 presidential polls

At least 70 people have been killed in Guinea during protests ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. The deaths have occurred since 2015, during various demonstrations against President Alpha Conde’s plans to amend the constitution to run for a third term, the human rights organisation said in a statement. In […]

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JAMB to create new platform for candidates denied admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will create a platform that will enable candidates who scored 250 and above know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice. Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria […]

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Modric beats Ronaldo and Messi to win 2019 Golden Foot Award

Luka Modric travelled to Monaco to collect the 2019 Golden Foot award, which is given to successful players over the age of 29. The Croatian became the 17th player to receive the prize, with the first having been awarded to Roberto Baggio in 2003 whilst the Italian was plying his trade at Brescia. “It is an honour for me to receive […]

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Chinese billionaire’s son banned from flying first class after refusing to pay $21.6 million debt

UK-educated Wang Sicong, the only child of mega-rich property magnate Wang Jianlin, and the heir to his estimated $12.5 billion fortune has been banned enjoying ultra-rich lifestyle. This means he’s forbidden from flying first class, buying luxury goods, taking high-speed trains and going on holiday after refusing to pay debts, according to a district court […]

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Hate Speech: Senate proposes death penalty by hanging

The Senate has proposed death by hanging for anybody found guilty of Hate Speech in the country in a reintroduced Bill. The Bill was first presented in the 8th Senate for consideration, but was stepped down. The bill however was revived by the ninth Senate as it was passed into first reading on Tuesday. The […]

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Buhari Will Seek A Third Term In Office – Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari has been working against the media to prepare the grounds for the launch of his third term campaign. According to him, Nigeria has gone to the dogs and only the media can assist us. He believes the President […]

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Stay away from ‘Yahoo boys’, EFCC tells students

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has appealed to youths, particularly students, to distance themselves from criminal activities capable of disrupting their future. Mr. Isyaku Sharu, Head of the commission’s zonal office in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, made the appeal on Tuesday while addressing students at University of Ilorin. Sharu said the call […]

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Chelsea players face fines of £20,000 for turning up late to training

Frank Lampard has ushered in a bright new era at Chelsea, lifting the negative cloud over the club brought by his predecessor Maurizio Sarri… but the Blues manager has a stern side. A leaked image of the Chelsea boss’s fines system has shown the club’s all time top goalscorer will not stand for any wavering standards at Stamford […]

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