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November 18, 2017 7:47 AM CHAN 2018 draw: Nigeria faces Libya, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea [Full Draw]

The draw for the 2018 African Nations Championship was done yesterday in Morocco. Nigeria was drawn in Group C alongside Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea. In 2014, Libya won the championship beating Ghana in the final, while last edition was hosted by Rwanda in 2016. Matches will be played in the city of Tangier, Morocco after the draw was held on Friday 13

October 31, 2017 7:32 PM PDP infiltrates presidency, NASS, judiciary – Buhari’s aide

ABUJA – PERSONAL Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie has alleged that members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have infiltrated the presidency, the judiciary and the National Assembly and have become a bad influence to the government. Mrs. Onochie who stated this Tuesday in Abuja at the 2nd Annual International 28

October 31, 2017 2:56 PM Court fixes date to hear Jonathan's 'N1 billion application' in Metuh's trial

The trial of former Peoples Democratic Party spokesperson, Olisah Metuh, has again been adjourned till Wednesday to allow the court entertain arguments by prospective witnesses in the matter. The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Okon Abang ruled that it would entertain arguments on a motion filed by one of the prospective 16

October 31, 2017 4:37 AM Police, DSS siege: How N’Delta leaders, militants played into security trap

PORT HARCOURT — UNTIL last night, leaders and members of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, are still at a complete loss over what struck them last Thursday at the “Garden City,” Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, where they converged for their fourth general assembly. Unexpectedly, Police and Department of State Services, DSS, operatives laid siege to the Hotel 17

October 31, 2017 3:37 AM Gas flare penalty: FG owing Niger Delta N1trn — CSOs

ABUJA—A civil society organization, Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, yesterday, accused the Federal Government of withholding gas flare penalty amounting to over N1 trillion, meant for communities in the Niger Delta. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, on its forthcoming annual conference tagged ‘Edo 2017,’ National Coordinator of CEPEJ, Sherriff 23

October 30, 2017 7:36 PM Johnathan’s inability to control crude oil theft grounded our economy – Gov Aregbesola

Aregbesola stated this while receiving in audience, members of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services at the Government House. He also disclosed that his administration which has received unwarranted attacks from the media is making the best of a bad economic situation in its handling of workers salaries in the state 12

October 30, 2017 11:37 AM FG committed to developing creative industry — Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says it is irrevocably committed to growing the creative industry in view of its importance to the economy. The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the statement while declaring open the African International Film Festival in Lagos on Sunday night. He said the government recognised the great 14

October 29, 2017 2:33 AM Bayelsa & oil: At last, something to show after contributing trillions to nation’s coffers

Although Bayelsa State has just achieved its coming of age the saga of its existence over the last twenty-one years is replete with political echoes which suggest that the territory that it occupies has a level of importance in the national arena that belies its youth. Apart from the fact that the birthplace of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry is located 37

October 29, 2017 1:33 AM Nigeria’s unity is desirable, but don’t tell me it is non-negotiable –Gov. Dickson

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson made history when he drove to Aleibiri in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa State, the first time a vehicle would reach the community, thanks to the construction of Sagbama, Ekeremor, Agge Road. The governor took time off after the historic drive to speak on a number of national issues, including the failure of the Federal 19

October 28, 2017 3:33 PM Man United beat Spurs; Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool all win

Anthony Martial came off the bench to fire Manchester United to a 1-0 victory as Jose Mourinho's men edged a cagey encounter with high-flying Tottenham. Second hosted third as the Premier League title contenders looked to keep up with early pace-setters Manchester City. The match looked set to end in an unremarkable draw, only for substitute Martial 68