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Petr Cech will start for Arsenal against Chelsea, says Unai Emery

Written by on 16 August 2018

Petr Cech will continue in goal for Arsenal against Chelsea despite criticism over his performance against Manchester City, Unai Emery has confirmed. Emery signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer for £22m, but Cech retained his starting role for the new manager’s first league match in charge of Arsenal. Cech, 36, insisted […]

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FG paid huge ransom for release of Dapchi girls –UN Report

Written by on 16 August 2018

The United Nations has said that the Federal Government paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March, 2018. The government had denied reports that it paid millions of Euros for the release of the girls, noting that the hostages were released in exchange for detained Boko […]

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[Hajj 2018] Saudi says more than 1.6m pilgrims arrived in Mecca

Written by on 16 August 2018

Saudi Arabia on Thursday said more than 1.6 million pilgrims from all over the world have arrived Mecca to perform the 2018 Hajj. The success of receiving foreign pilgrims was as a result of coordination between concerned authorities, Sulaiman Al-Yahya, General Director of Passports, told a news conference aired by Al Khbariya local TV. Meanwhile, […]

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Troops kill five bandits, arrest notorious kidnapper – Army

Written by on 16 August 2018

Troops of 1 Division, Nigerian Army, have killed five suspected bandits in a gun battle along Funtua-Birnin Gwari road, the Army Public Relations office has said. The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Col. Muhammad Dole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Gusau on Thursday. Dole, who was […]

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N22tn debt: Buhari, APC have wrecked Nigeria, says PDP

Written by on 16 August 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari’s poor understanding of current global economic dynamics and humongous corruption in his Presidency have completely wrecked Nigeria. It said the limit of the economic knowledge of the President and the APC was also directly responsible for the accumulated N22tn national debt burden on the country. […]

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[FIFA threat] Osinbajo meets behind closed doors with Dalung, Pinnick

Written by on 16 August 2018

The acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday met behind closed doors with the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was held inside Osinbajo’s office shortly after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council. The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, had earlier met with Osinbajo before […]

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Buhari not healthy, cabal running his govt, says Tambuwal

Written by on 16 August 2018

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has affirmed that it is true that President Muhammadu Buhari has health challenges and also accused a cabal of running his (Buhari”s) government. Tambuwal also declared that he had been under tremendous pressure to join the 2019 presidential race. Addressing thousands of youths and students who stormed the […]

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12 killed, 30 injured as bus filled with football fans crashes

Written by on 13 August 2018

Twelve people were killed and 30 injured when a bus carrying fans of Barcelona S.C., Ecuador’s most popular football club, crashed Sunday, officials said. The bus was heading from the southern city of Cuenca to the coastal city of Guayaquil, where Barcelona is based, after a local tournament game. The vehicle apparently ran off the […]

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APC can’t hold Nigeria to ransom – Ihedioha

Written by on 13 August 2018

A former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, has decried the invasion of the National Assembly by the officials of the Department of State Services. Ihedioha warned that Nigeria was too big for any individual or group to hold to ransom. In a statement on Sunday by his media aide, Chibuike […]

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PDP alleges fresh plot to arrest Saraki, Ekweremadu

Written by on 13 August 2018

The Peoples Democratic Party claims it has again uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress and a group in the Presidency to use security agencies and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to invite, arrest and detain the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. The PDP also claimed it […]

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