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November 12, 2017 6:19 AM Argentina vs Nigeria: Messi speaks ahead of clash

Captain of Argentina national team, Lionel Messi has confirmed he will play no part in Tuesday’s friendly against Nigeria in Krasnodar, Russia. The Barcelona superstar was in action for Argentina in their Saturday’s 1-0 win over 2018 World Cup hosts Russia in Moscow, but will return to his base in Barcelona, Spain ahead of his club’s game next weekend 37

November 2, 2017 5:35 AM Family allays fears over Ekwueme’s health

ENUGU—The family of former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme, yesterday allayed fears over his health condition even as the Federal Government sent a delegation to visit him in hospital. There was also an unconfirmed report that the Federal Government might have flown him abroad in an air ambulance last night. The statement issued by the family 26

November 2, 2017 2:35 AM Maina: HoS, Kyari in verbal tango at FEC

ABUJA — THE weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting which started after the swearing-in of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and the launch of the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem witnessed a mild drama as Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, were involved in a shouting 29

November 1, 2017 5:48 PM New York truck attack: Suspect 'inspired by Islamic State'

The man accused of killing eight people in New York by driving a truck down a cycle lane was inspired by the Islamic State (IS) group, police say. New York Police's Deputy Commissioner John Miller said that notes in Arabic claiming the attack on behalf of IS were recovered from the scene of the attack in Lower Manhattan. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov 58

November 1, 2017 1:33 AM Nigeria jumps 24 places in ease of doing business …Buhari, Osinbajo applaud ranking

The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report for 2018 has placed Nigeria in the 145th position. This is 24 positions better than the 169th position the nation was ranked in the 2017 report. According the report released by the World Bank on Tuesday, Nigeria is among the 10 top countries that improved on reforms. New Zealand is first on the ease of doing 19

October 31, 2017 11:12 PM NDLEA faults police arrest of drug dealers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Lagos State Command, has faulted the method of the state police command’s fight against drug abuse. The NDLEA Commander, Sulyman Aliyu, said the police had not carried along the agency in the clampdown on drug peddlers. Sulyman, during a visit to the state Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on Tuesday 26

October 31, 2017 9:06 PM World Bank ranking: Buhari commends Osinbajo, others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over the improvement of Nigeria on the World Bank’s Doing Business latest rankings. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President commended the PEBEC team for a job well done, saying 27

October 31, 2017 12:37 PM SGF’s sack: Senate has been vindicated – Saraki

The President of the Senate Dr, Bukola Saraki has said that the sack of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babchir Lawal had vindicated the senate. This is even as he has directed all committees of the Senate to quickly conclude all corruption investigations currently pending before them. The President of the Senate also commended 20

October 31, 2017 12:22 PM The Finance 202: Wall Street shrugs off Mueller indictments

Investors processed some troubling news out of Washington on Monday by downgrading their expectations for a tax overhaul. But the mild stock sell-off that resulted had apparently little to do with the first indictments from Robert Mueller’s probe of the Trump team’s alleged Russia ties. Instead, the market was responding to a Bloomberg News report that House 64

October 30, 2017 8:37 PM Documents detail how Trump campaign adviser tried to set up meeting with Russians

Details of the correspondence that former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had with foreign nationals during the campaign are laid out in a series of court documents released today. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to FBI agents about his communication with Russian nationals and attempts 16