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July 20, 2018 6:43 AM Transfer: What Messi reportedly told Barcelona concerning Hazard, Dembele

Lionel Messi has told Barcelona to sell French star, Ousmane Dembele and sign Chelsea ace Eden Hazard. Spanish sports outlet, Don Balon reports that the 31-year-old Argentine captain wants to line up with Hazard next season. Earlier on Thursday, Spanish radio station Onda Cero claimed that the Catalan giants are willing to offer Dembele for Hazard plus a big cash fee. And Messi 15

July 19, 2018 2:37 PM APC suspends Edo lawmaker for anti-party activities

An All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker in Edo state, Mr Ojo Asein, has been suspended by his Uhonmora Ward 2 for alleged anti-party activities. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the APC Ward Chairman, Mr Lucky Aroye, said the local government and the state party secretariats have been notified of the suspension. Aroye said, in a statement 17

July 19, 2018 7:38 AM 2019: APC Senator vows to stand against Buhari’s N228.9bn request to fund election

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim (APC, Kwara-South), has vowed not to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s request of N228,854,008,215 to fund the 2019 general elections. But reacting to the request, the Senator told Punch, “I will not support it. I don’t believe that. That is not planning 19

July 19, 2018 7:29 AM WAEC: Lagos candidates yet to get WASSCE results two weeks after release

Students of Lagos State public schools are yet to access their results, two weeks after the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) released results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). A source from the Lagos State Ministry of Education, who pleaded anonymity, told The Nation that the non-release of the result, may not be unconnected 16

July 19, 2018 12:35 AM Anthony Joshua says he'll be gold again after Povetkin fight– The Sun News

Anthony Joshua admits becoming undisputed champion is another “gold medal” achievement, but he must firstly overcome Alexander Povetkin in a Wembley ‘scrap’. The British star makes the next defence of his WBA ‘super’, IBF and WBO belts against Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on September 22. After winning gold at the London 2012 Games, Joshua insists he is again 18

July 18, 2018 9:11 PM Jonathan, IBB in private meeting

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, met with former President Ibrahim Babangida, at his Uphill home in Minna, Niger State. Jonathan, who came to Niger by road, arrived IBB’s home at about 10am in an entourage of six black Prado Jeeps. A source told The Nation that the meeting was attended by a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2019 gubernatorial 17

July 18, 2018 4:35 PM Man allegedly rapes 14-year-old boy

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 52-year-old trader, Emeka Nwobochi in Kirikiri prison for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old boy. The prosecutor, ASP. Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 29, at Maza Maza Park, Lagos. Ayorinde stated that the accused brought the 14-year old-boy from Abia and sexually 21

July 18, 2018 4:15 PM Miyetti Allah: No Plan To Attack Cross River Community

The Cross River State Branch of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has debunked rumours that Fulani herdsmen were planning to attack residents of Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River. The Chairman of the association, Alhaji Hassan Abo, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Calabar, described the rumour 17

July 18, 2018 10:42 AM Fear Of SARS Leads Varsity Student To His Death

A final year student of Business Administration at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Saliu Haruna, ran to his death in an attempt to get away from operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad attached to the Edo State Police Command. Haruna was declared missing after he and other students were allegedly chased by SARS officials was later found 18

July 18, 2018 9:18 AM Taliban Commander Beheaded By IS Militants

A Taliban commander, Mullah Burjan was beheaded by militants loyal to the hardline Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday. Scores of fighters from the rival groups, according to the official, have been killed in Darzab district over the past two days as Taliban and IS outfit are engaged in fierce fighting to gain more grounds in the strategically important 21