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September 24, 2017 9:44 AM Lebron James slams Trump over comments on NFL players

United States President, Donald Trump received backlash from Basketball sensation, Lebron James over comments on NFL players and disinvite to the White House. Trump on Saturday said NFL players who do not stand for national anthem should be fired while rescinding an invite for a White House invitation. The traditional visit by NBA champion, Golden State 16

September 24, 2017 2:37 AM IPoB Proscription: Igbo re-strategise to battle marginalisation

ALTHOUGH the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has gone to court to quash the Federal High Court order proscribing it and declaring it a terror group, the news of the group’s ban was received with mixed feelings in the South-East. Many Igbo see IPOB as a vehicle to redress perceived marginalisation of the Igbo and South-East as well as to restructure 16

September 24, 2017 1:37 AM Syringe factory: Udom Emmanuel is a very clever governor — VP Osinbajo

As part of the activities to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Akwa Ibom State a four hundred million capacity a year syringe manufacturing company has been commissioned by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Osinbajo, who was visibly elated with Governor Udom Emmanuel for the foresight in attracting the project, said: “You are one of the cleverest people 17

September 23, 2017 10:37 PM IPOB and Fulani herdsmen: One nation, double standards

Was I surprised that the Federal Government (FG) declared the unarmed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation? No! I am only surprised that many Nigerians were surprised. For those who were surprised, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, cleared their surprises. He said: “All I know is that IPOB has engaged in terrorist 17

September 23, 2017 7:12 PM 3 killed as Niger Delta militants strike oil vessel in Bayelsa

Some gunmen believed to be militants have hit a tug-boat loaded with crude oil in the souther Ijaw creeks in Bayelsa state causing chaos in surrounding areas. Premium Times reports that the incident happened less than three weeks after a similar attack in an ambush on a military houseboat that led to the death of two persons. learnt that the gunmen 14

September 23, 2017 6:37 PM 2019: Katsina APC endorsed Buhari, Masari for second term

This was even as its said the party in totality did not recognize any faction, APC AKIDA within the party. The party’s endorsement followed a resolution reached and communique read to newsmen in the state by the party Chairman, Shittu S. Shittu at the end of its executive meeting held at the party headquarters in Katsina. The party said it has unanimously 12

September 23, 2017 4:45 PM Strike: Stop embarking on frivolous propaganda that will yield no result – Labour tells Kogi Govt

The organised labour in Kogi State has called on the government of Kogi State to do the needful by setting up negotiating team to dialogue with labour rather than embarking on frivolous propaganda that will yield no result. The secretaries of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Olakunle Faniyi, Trade Union Congress ,Comrade Kolawole James and their 16

September 23, 2017 4:37 PM Saraki’s comments, an endorsement of IPOB’s activities —Lawmakers

A group of members of the House of Representatives, under the aegis of the Progressive Caucus, has described comments made by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on the Indigenous People of Biafra’s proscription as an endorsement of the group’s activities. Saraki had on Monday described IPOB’s proscription by the military and South-East governors as unconstitutional 11

September 23, 2017 4:26 PM ECOWAS to train 12,000 pupils on technical education

The Economic Community of West African States, in partnership with a technology firm, Skill ‘G’ Nigeria Limited, says it will train no fewer than 12,000 pupils in the sub-region on technical education and science annually. According to a statement from ECOWAS, in order to achieve this target, the organisation held a two-day stakeholders’ meeting on education 6

September 23, 2017 3:36 PM FG Will Tackle Electricity Supply Challenges – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says all that needs to be done to end the challenges hampering regular supply of electricity to Nigerians will be addressed by the Federal Government. Professor Osinbajo gave the assurance on Saturday during the inauguration of a metering company in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The Vice President 15