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April 24, 2017 2:36 PM China urges 'restraint' amid North Korea sinking threat

China's president has urged restraint on North Korea in a call with Donald Trump, a day after Pyongyang threatened to sink a US aircraft carrier. The telephone conversation is the second between the two leaders since they met in Florida earlier this month. It highlights Chinese fears that tensions between the US and North Korea could erupt into conflict 13

April 24, 2017 4:14 AM Ortom calls for ranching as panacea for herdsmen clashes

MAKURDI—BOTHERED by the spate of bloody clashes between Fulani herdsmen in parts of the country and Benue State in particular, Governor Samuel Ortom weekend urged Nigerians to encourage the herdsmen to resort to ranching rather than wild crazing. This came as the Tiv diaspora forum, comprising sons and daughters of Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa expressed 12

April 24, 2017 4:03 AM Why Buhari should go for second term — Oyegun, APC chairman

Chief Odigie-Oyegun was one of Nigeria’s most accomplished civil servants having retired as a permanent secretary in the eighties. His first political advent was in the early nineties when he beat the odds to emerge governor of the newly created Edo State in January, 1992 on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP. As governor he was one of those 14

April 23, 2017 4:32 PM Pope Francis called refugee centers concentration camps. A Jewish group says there’s no comparison

Rhetorically speaking, comparing someone to Adolf Hitler is usually the nuclear option in policy and polite discussions alike. An opponent’s viewpoints can be outlandish, harmful or downright wrong — and still a far cry from the slave labor and extermination of 6 million Jews. Pope Francis, no stranger to lending his moral authority to a range of causes 17

April 23, 2017 9:58 AM Why Pep wants Alexis and Bonucci at Man City

Manchester City’s transfer plans are already in place but their results in the next two matches will not only have a major bearing on how Pep Guardiola’s first campaign is ultimately judged, but how they move forward. Beating both Arsenal and Manchester United in the space of five days would deliver an FA Cup final and, almost certainly, a top-four finish 17

April 23, 2017 2:12 AM Fresh Anxiety In Aso Rock Over Buhari’s Health

Fresh anxiety is mounting over the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari, who returned to the country on March 10 after a 49-day medical sojourn in London, United Kingdom. The 74-year-old Nigerian leader was only seen in public once throughout last week, when he joined other Muslim faithful for a Juma’at service on Friday at a mosque located 16

April 23, 2017 1:40 AM Furore Over Dogara’s Call For Postponement Of 2018 Census |

population census is essential in the development of every nation, as it determines the population density in different locations and guides government in its economic planning. Government is expected to determine the number of people in a particular location at a given time, so as to provide social amenities, based on the population statistics

April 23, 2017 12:42 AM Europa League semi-final guide: All you need to know about Man U opponents

Manchester United defeated Anderlecht 2-1 (agg 3-2) thanks to an extra-time goal from Marcus Rashford, and secured a place in the Europa League semi-finals. Mourinho’s men found out they will face Celta de Vigo in the semi-finals, ahead of the final in Stockholm on May 24th. Here’s all you need to know about the Red Devils’ rivals in Europe’s secondary 9

April 22, 2017 11:00 PM El-Rufai v Sani: Hurdles ahead Kaduna 2019 governorship race

With the new twists to the feud between Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and the Senator representing Kaduna Central in the upper legislative chamber, Senator Shehu Sani, the battle line may have been drawn between the duo, even though they are from the same party. Before last few weeks, a lot of people thought the rift between them had been laid to rest, until 7

April 22, 2017 4:50 PM CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers United qualify for Group Phase

Nigeria’s sole surviving team in continental club competitions, Rivers United, have qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup group stage. The Garden City team pulled through after holding Rayon Sports of Rwanda to a goalless draw in Kigali on Saturday. Having won the first leg 2-0, Rivers United progressed with same aggregate scoreline over a two-legged 13