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February 17, 2018 6:48 PM Uwazurike attacks Prof Labdo for saying Benue belongs to Fulani

A practitioner, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, has attacked Prof. Umar Labdo Mohammed of the Maitama Sule University, for saying that Benue belongs to Fulani by conquest. Uwazurike, who was a delegate to the 2014 National Conference, said Mohammed should seek more education. The lawyer described the professor’s claim as insult and libel to the Tiv nation, wondering 17

January 27, 2018 1:50 AM PIN sets deadline for students poetry prize

you a student poet? Your passion can now earn you cash beyond fun. Three lucky Nigerian undergraduates will share the sum of 300,000 in the 2018 Nigerian Students Poetry Prize, courtesy of PIN (Poets In Nigeria). Mr. Eriata Oribhabor, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, who made this revelation on the occasion of the Call for Submission of Poems, which 20

January 14, 2018 1:37 PM Bournemouth vs Arsenal: Wenger drops Sanchez as Manchester United move draws close

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has dropped Alexis Sanchez from his squad that travelled to Bournemouth, ahead of their Premier League clash on Sunday. Sanchez trained with the rest of the team on Saturday, but Wenger has left him out as his move to Manchester United draws near. United have stolen a march on rivals, Manchester City, who were favourites 21

December 11, 2017 8:45 AM Iran’ll restore ties if Saudi end ‘friendship’ with Israel – Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran is ready to restore its relations with Saudi Arabia if the kingdom end its “friendship” with Israel. The Islamic Republic would “have no problem” with Saudi Arabia if it stops “bowing to Israel” and relies on itself, Rouhani said at a parliamentary meeting. “We want Saudi Arabia to stop two things, the misguided 27

October 31, 2017 10:32 PM We need your cooperation to defeat corruption , Presidency begs Nigerians

ABUJA-THE Presidency has appealed to Nigerians to cooperate with government in ensuring that its ongoing war against corruption achieve great success. It said without the cooperation of Nigerians, government’s relentless efforts in killing the menace in the country may be futile. Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Mrs. Lauretta 25

October 30, 2017 1:34 AM Ondo okays tuition for secondary school pupils, parents kick

The Ondo State Government says it will no longer pay school fees of secondary school pupils in the state, saying that parents should henceforth take up the responsibilities of the schoolchildren. It, however, said it would keep funding pupils in primary schools, adding that tertiary institutions in the state would have their tuition reviewed. This was contained 17

October 29, 2017 2:33 AM Panel moves to uncover lecturers with fake certificates in maritime academy

Reports of tension and protests at the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, MAN, Oron, Akwa Ibom State have been described as misleading. A source in the institution wondered how a crowd of about 20 demonstrators, who he called sponsored, in a clan of five autonomous communities of more than a million citizens, could be tagged as causing tension. The source 24

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 31

October 21, 2017 9:02 AM Fresh crisis looms in PDP as court stops Makarfi from recognising Olafeso as southwest chairman

A Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from barring the Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe-led southwest zonal executive committee and the zone’s delegates from the December 9 national convention of the party. Punch reports that the court also barred the party, its officers, and organs from allowing 15

October 16, 2017 12:17 PM Garland for a xenophobe

You never know the next foolish thing from any of our governors in Nigeria. You think you’ve seen the worst until a new decision or action completely unsettles one’s sense of propriety and you are left rationalizing that after all the previous one is somehow better than the new one. Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha went higher on the infamy index of the present 27