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  • Access Bank Posts N26bn Profit — OsunDefenderOsunDefender

    April 28, 2017 12:32 PM 14

    Access Bank on has announced a profit before tax and N31.2 billion profit after tax of N26 billion. This shows an increase of 38 percent and 34 per cent respectively when compared with N22.6 billion and N19.4 billion achieved in the same period in 2016. Mr Herbert Wigwe, the bank’s Group Managing Director, was quoted by the statement as saying that 2017 marked

  • Boko Haram attack military convoy killing 5 soldiers, 40 injured

    April 28, 2017 11:39 AM 12

    Boko Haram terrorist launched a surprise attack on military officers killing five of them where 40 others where left injured. The Punch reports that the terrorist were believed to be loyal to Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawi and they attacked a military convoy on clearance operation between Yobe and Borno states. A military officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity

  • My heart is in Italy – Conte hints at Serie A return

    April 28, 2017 9:52 AM 15

    Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has hinted he would love the chance to return to Serie A. The former Juventus and Italy coach, moved to Stamford Bridge last year and is on course to win the domestic double with the Blues in his first season. However, Conte has been linked to a move back to Italy at various times in the past year, with rumours that Inter

  • Suicide bomber kills five troops in Borno

    April 28, 2017 9:08 AM 11

    At least five soldiers were killed and another 40 injured when a Boko Haram jihadist rammed an explosives-laden pick-up truck into a military convoy in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP on Friday. The bomber, believed to be loyal to factional leader Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawi, targeted the convoy, which was conducting “clearance operations” between

  • How two ex-Ministers, Special Adviser knelt, begged Jonathan to concede defeat in 2015 – Adeniyi

    April 28, 2017 8:17 AM 16

    The Chairman ThisDay Board of Editors, Olusegun Adeniyi has narrated how former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, Minister of aviation, Osita Chidoka begged ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to concede defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Adeniyi, in his book, ‘Against the Run of Play’ revealed that ex-Special Assistant

  • Adamawa speaker beats up police sergeant

    April 28, 2017 8:11 AM 17

    In a clear case of display of power and arrogance, the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Kabiru Mijinyawa, has allegedly beaten up a police sergeant attached to him. A witness told newsmen in Yola on Thursday that the power-drunk speaker got angry when the policeman complained about non-payment of his allowances. According to the source

  • Why I picked Jonathan instead of Odili for Yar’adua – Obasanjo

    April 28, 2017 7:05 AM 15

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed why he picked Goodluck Jonathan instead of Peter Odili, as President Umaru Yar’adua’s running mate. In a book, ‘Against The Run Of Play’, written by a former Yar’Adua’s spokesman, Mr Segun Adeniyi, which is to be launched today in Lagos, Chief Obasanjo confirmed that Odili, a former Governor of Rivers State

  • My defenders are too old – Guardiola admits after Manchester Derby

    April 28, 2017 6:54 AM 14

    Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has lamented his ageing full-backs ability to bomb down the flank all game, after their 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Thursday. Guardiola started the game with Pablo Zabaleta, 32 and Aleksandar Kolarov, 31. His other options are Bacary Sagna, 34 and Gael Clichy, 31. “I don’t like too much to go to the forwards

  • Buhari can work from wherever he likes

    April 28, 2017 6:05 AM 10

    Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, a Kwara state-based constitutional lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said there was nothing unconstitutional about President Muhammadu Buhari working from home. He told journalists: “It is not stated in the constitution that our President cannot work from home. As long as he is working, it does not matter where

  • Buhari intervened in Goje, police face-off – Presidency

    April 28, 2017 6:00 AM 14

    Senior Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari, waded into the saga involving the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and Senator Danjuma Goje. Police had invaded the home of Goje, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and carted away cash and some documents