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January 15, 2019 2:13 PM BBNaija 2019: Audition centers, eligible candidates announced [VIDEO]

Audition centers for the fourth edition of Big Brother Naija have been officially released. The African top reality show, which will for the first time hold in Nigeria, will be hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. The auditions as announced by DSTV will hold on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2 in eight locations across Nigeria, an increase from previous editions 617

January 14, 2019 6:44 AM Ex-Bafana striker, Masinga is dead

Former South Africa star, Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga, was on Sunday announced dead. The ‘Bafana’ striker died, aged 49, in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national South African football association said in a statement. “I saw him last Sunday before I flew to Dakar (for Confederation of African Football activities) and although Phil was not feeling 133

January 9, 2019 6:09 AM Tambuwal, PDP chieftains defect to APC, give reasons

The Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State, Alhaji Nasiru Sahabi Tambuwal, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). His defection was announced in Dange town, headquarters of Dange/Shuni local government during the flag off of the campaigns for the 2019 general elections. Other defectors included a former special 112

January 8, 2019 8:20 PM Boko Haram: Detained Daily Trust Regional Editor regains freedom

The regional editor, Daily Trust Newspaper, Uthman Abubakar, who was arrested, alongside a reporter, when soldiers stormed the Maiduguri office of the newspaper has been released. The Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Mannir Dan-Ali, announced the release. He was brought back to the Maiduguri office of the newspaper by an unnamed Major who handed him over to a Security 94

January 8, 2019 4:02 PM Transfer: Barcelona sign Juventus, Liverpool target

Barcelona have announced the signing of Juventus and Liverpool target, Jean-Claire Todibo from French side, Toulouse. Todibo, who replaced Issa Diop at Toulouse, has impressed for the Ligue 1 side so far this term. The defender has made ten appearances and scored a goal for Toulouse in this campaign. Barcelona took to their official Twitter page, @FCBarcelona 89

January 8, 2019 12:02 PM CAF finally names country that’ll host 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has announced that Egypt will be the host nation for the 2019 AFCON finals, taking over from Cameroon, SuperSport Blitz reports. CAF Executive Committee members were initially scheduled to vote between Egypt and South Africa in Dakar on Wednesday but did so on Tuesday. Egypt and South Africa were the only two countries 99

January 8, 2019 6:27 AM PDP suspends Deputy National Chairman

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has announced the suspension of its Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Gamawa Babayo. This was confirmed in a statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan. The PDP said the decision to suspend Babayo was taken at the extra-ordinary session 89

January 7, 2019 7:14 PM New minimum wage: NLC announces nationwide protest

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says it would hold a nationwide protest on Tuesday over the delay in transmitting the recommendations of the Tripartite Committee on a new National Minimum Wage to the National Assembly. Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, NLC General Secretary, stated this in a statement made available to NAN in Abuja in Monday. Ozo-Eson, “it should 103

January 3, 2019 6:34 AM Boko Haram: Nigerian Air Force jet crashes during operation against insurgents

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter, has crashed while providing support to troops of 145 battalion, at Damasak in Borno State on Wednesday. The Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed this, but failed to give details of the model of the helicopter nor how many personnel were inside it at the time the crash happened 86

January 1, 2019 2:41 PM CAF unveils final three nominees for Footballer of the Year

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are all on the final shortlist for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the year Award. It will be the second year running, the trio battle it out for the prestigious prize. Salah claimed the honour last year and will be favourite again, following another successful first half of the season 81