Friday August 22nd, 2014

Top Stories

conf

CONFAB HAS PROVED CRITICS WRONG – JONATHAN

We didn’t consult Presidency on any issue – Kutigi   Basking in the euphoria of the successful conclusion of the 2014 national conference, President Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday that the […]

Gaiya

NFF inferno: NASS suspects foul play

Wants perpetrators brought to book   Chairman, House Committee on Sports, Hon Godfrey Ali Gaiya, has condemned Wednesday’s early morning fire outbreak at the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Head Office […]

apc

Adamawa bye-election: APC wants emergency rule lifted

All Progressives Congress, APC, rose from its inaugural National Executive Committee, NEC meeting in Abuja, yesterday, calling on the federal government to temporarily suspend the curfew in some parts of […]

Business View All →

Union Bank retains agric bank award

union

By ,   7 mins ago

UNION Bank of Nigeria Plc has again been awarded the Best Support Bank in the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme, ACGSF for the eighth consecutive year by the Central Bank of […]

Read More →

NAICOM partners NLC on workers’ life insurance

nicon

By ,   9 mins ago

THE National Insurance Commission, NAICOM and the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC are partnering on Compulsory Group Life Insurance to protect workers. According to the two bodies, this will also help […]

Read More →

More Nigerians have mobile phones than bank account – Johnson

phones

By   57 mins ago

In the face of recent revolution in the financial industry, the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, has affirmed that “more Nigerians have mobile phones than bank accounts”. The […]

Read More →

World Bank announces new Country Representative

world-bank-logo

By   2 hours ago

The World Bank has appointed James Anderson as its new Country Representative for Mongolia.  A statement from the Bank said Mr. Anderson has formally taken the position on August 18th […]

Read More →

SMEDAN, Etisalat commended for promoting entrepreneurship

By   3 hours ago

Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Oluseguin Aganga has commended Etisalat Nigeria, Pan Atlantic University and the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN for consistently promoting initiatives […]

Read More →

World Economic Forum appoints Murat Sonmez Chief Business Officer

By   3 hours ago

The World Economic Forum, WEF has announced Murat Sönmez as Chief Business Officer and member of the Managing Board. With over 20 years of experience in business and industry working […]

Read More →

Politics View All →

Political parties and internal democracy

jega

By   42 mins ago

With the 2015 general elections almost at hand, DOZIE ONWUZULIGBO looks at how internal democracy or lack of it can make or mar some political parties As the country gradually […]

Read More →

2015: Etiebet wants consensus in A’Ibom PDP guber primaries

etiebet

By ,   57 mins ago

A member of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Don Etiebet has called for the use of consensus in October’s gubernatorial primaries of the party in Akwa Ibom to avoid […]

Read More →

A’Ibom not part of proposed Oil Rivers State- Nkanga

Otuekong

By ,   1 hour ago

A former military governor of Akwa Ibom and member of the National Conference, Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga (rtd), has said that no part of Akwa Ibom would be included in […]

Read More →

Adamawa guber poll: President has no anointed candidate – Marwa

marwa

By ,   1 hour ago

An aspirant for the Adamawa governorship bye-election, Brig Gen Buba Marwa (rtd) has said President Goodluck Jonathan has no anointed candidate for the election. Marwa told newsmen in an interview […]

Read More →

Imo 2015: ‘Iheanacho not romancing with Okorocha’

imo

By   2 hours ago

The Director General of Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho’s campaign organization, Dr. Anthony Ihedoro, has dismissed insinuations that his principal, Capt Iheanacho, who is a frontline aspirant under the platform of the […]

Read More →

We’ll adopt Osun style in Adamawa –APC guber aspirant

apc

By   2 hours ago

One of the All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial aspirants, Alhaji Dahiru Bobo has said that the people of Adamawa will adopt the Osun style in the forthcoming Adamawa bye-election. Alhaji […]

Read More →

Transfer Gossip View All →

Liverpool agree £16m fee for Mario Balotelli

balo

By   13 hours ago

Liverpool have agreed a £16m fee with AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants the Italy international, 24, to strengthen his attack […]

Read More →

QPR sign Vargas on loan from Napoli

edu

By   18 hours ago

QPR have confirmed they have signed Eduardo Vargas on a season-long loan from Napoli.The Chile international is the club’s sixth signing of the summer and will wear the No.24 shirt at Loftus Road and […]

Read More →

Rojo completes Manchester United move

roj

By   1 day ago

Marcos Rojo has penned a five-year deal at Manchester United after completing his move to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon.Louis van Gaal’s side are understood to have paid £16 million for the Argentina international, […]

Read More →

Dzeko signs new four-year Manchester City contract

dze

By   1 day ago

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract at Manchester City, the club have revealed.It was reported on Sunday that Dzeko and Joe Hart would be the next City stars to pen new […]

Read More →

Arsenal’s €25m Carvalho bid rejected by Sporting

wwww

By   1 day ago

Arsenal have had a €25 million bid rejected by Sporting Lisbon for William Carvalho .The Gunners are working on a deal to capture the versatile midfielder in the final fortnight of the transfer window.However, Arsenal’s […]

Read More →

Napoli confirm De Guzman signing

gux

By   1 day ago

Napoli have announced the signing of Jonathan de Guzman from Villarreal. The attacking midfielder has spent the past two seasons on loan at Premier League side Swansea City, becoming an integral part of their […]

Read More →

Sports View All →

Oshoala excels, sets up Nigeria-Germany final

oshoala

By   22 mins ago

The basic facts are these: Nigeria will play Germany in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 final after beating Korea DPR and France respectively.  However, those bare outcomes […]

Read More →

NFF polls: No going back on August 26 -Biambo

fall

By   37 mins ago

•Says FIFA letter fake; Abuja is venue, not Warri   Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Electoral Committee, Amoni Biambo has declared that the committee has revoked force majeur […]

Read More →

Canada 2014: Jonathan hails Falconets

jon

By   1 hour ago

President Goodluck Jonathan heartily congratulates Nigeria’s under-20 female football team, the Falconets, on their qualification for the final match of the ongoing FIFA tournament in Canada. The President applauds the […]

Read More →

City, Liverpool in early blockbuster

By   2 hours ago

The new Premier League season bursts into life this weekend with last season’s top two, Manchester City and Liverpool, facing each other at Eastlands. Just three points separated the two […]

Read More →

US Open: Serena Williams is top seed, Sharapova 5th

will

By   2 hours ago

World number one Serena Williams is the top women’s seed as she attempts to win a third successive US Open title. The tournament is the 32-year-old’s last chance to win […]

Read More →

Superzee, in the words of her team-mates

falco

By   3 hours ago

Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala, better known to her team-mates as ‘Superzee’, was in truly superlative form on Wednesday night, conjuring up four goals and two assists as the Africans overpowered Korea […]

Read More →

Entertainment View All →

Project Fame 7 to hit screen soon

fame

By   57 mins ago

Popularly referred to as the show that shuttled many artistes to stardom, fans of Nigeria’s top reality music show, MTN Project Fame, West Africa are waiting with bated breath for […]

Read More →

Kefee’s health: Husband urges prayer for singer

keffi

By   2 hours ago

It is no longer news that popular gospel singer, Kefee Obakeri-Esosa, collapsed mid-flight on her way to Chicago, May 29, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing so she […]

Read More →

Nollywood filmmaker, Blessing Egbe berates colleagues

blessing

By   2 days ago

‘Two Brides and A Baby’ movie producer Blessing Effiom Egbe is at it again and this time, the actress seems tired with the alleged high level of immorality and promiscuous […]

Read More →

Bukky Wright becomes grandmother

buky

By   2 days ago

Bukky Wright’s son, Ojay Amu Wright, is now a proud father of a baby girl, courtesy his fiancée. Sources confirmed the popular actress has travelled to Trenton in New Jersey, […]

Read More →

Former Miss Tourism condemns bleaching

precy

By   2 days ago

Bleaching is an issue that is being widely debated in Africa. While some support it, others frown at it, saying it shows inferiority complex on the part of the person […]

Read More →

Ini Edo gets two nominations at BON Award

ini

By   2 days ago

“What is worth doing at all, is worthy doing well.” This statement describes Actress, Ini Edo Ehiagwina who has received two nominations for kissing so well at the 2014 Best […]

Read More →