Police Recruitment: PSC to Consider Candidates on Reserve List

The Police Service Commission wishes to inform applicants into the Nigeria Police Force who were placed on the Reserve list after the completion of the selection exercise in December 2016 that their recruitment is still being considered. Similarly candidates in the Specialists Cadre scheduled for interview before their final selection, will be invited for interview at the appropriate time. This clarification is coming in the wake of the fact that the 2016 successful candidates are already in various Police training schools. The applicants on the Reserve list will be considered…

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NCC Declares Controversial ‘State of Emergency’

By Oji Odu The recent declaration of a state of emergency on the Quality of Service (QoS) in the nation’s telecommunications sector by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has continued to generate controversy in a year the regulator declared as the ‘Year of the Consumer’. At an interactive session between the NCC and telecommunications operators on the deteriorating QoS, in Abuja, the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Umar Dambatta, assured operators of finding ways of cushioning effects of the situation and ameliorating the recurrent inaccessibility to foreign exchange. He…

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Update: Abuja finally closed, Kaduna hosts only Ethiopia, local airlines

Federal Government made good its promise of closing down Abuja Airport for six weeks and diverting flights to Kaduna International Airport even when the new terminal building was yet to be ready. It was gathered that as at midnight of Tuesday March seven when the Nnamdi Azikiwe international Airport was closed for six weeks to effect some repairs, particularly on the runways. It was gathered that the last furnishings-putting up the water cisterns (WC), paintings, and some other internal fittings were still outstanding when the flight divert became effective.The only…

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Why Sheriff Is Dribbling PDP

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   The future of Nigeria’s former ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party, remains uncertain. Some members of the party-especially some governors and National Assembly members-remain resolute in their decision not to work with the court-ordered Acting National Chairman of PDP, Ali Modu Sheriff, and are putting finishing touches to the registration of an alternative platform, Advanced Peoples Democratic Party ,APDP. However, Governor Seriake Dickson’s dramatic submission of the PDP Reconciliation Committee Report to Sheriff suggests that political solution to the PDP quagmire is favoured by majority of…

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Barcelona Record Historic Comeback in UEFA Champions League

Barcelona proved bookmakers wrong by upturning a 4-0 deficit against Paris Saint Germain. Barcelona had earlier in the first leg succumbed to a 4-0 defeat to the Parisian. But a 6-1 triumph in the second leg was historic. Neymar hailed the best game of his career after Barcelona pulled off the greatest comeback in Champions League history by scoring three times in the dying minutes against a stunned Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian scored an 88th-minute free kick and a penalty in the 91st before setting up Sergi Roberto’s clincher in…

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Xenophobic Attacks: Senate Cancels South African Trip

The Senate has cancelled its proposed trip to South Africa following the return of xenophobic attacks on Africans, including Nigerians, who suffered injuries and had their property destroyed. The decision of the Senate to cancel the journey was sequel to a closed door meeting, yesterday, before plenary. Briefing plenary after the meeting, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who presided, said the cancellation became imperative to avoid multiple delegations to the Southern Africa nation. He said: “On our trip to South Africa, we noted that the House of…

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Lead City University Student To Die By Hanging

The families of the late Seun Kolawole have finally got justice for the death of the deceased who was killed by Moshood Owolabi. Owolabi, a 200 level student of Lead City University, Ibadan, is to die by hanging for stabling his fellow student to death. Delivering judgment on Wednesday, Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte of an Ibadan High Court sentenced Owolabi to death by hanging for causing the death of one Seun Kolawole, two years ago. Owolabi of the Physical and Health Education Department caused the death of Kolawole by stabbing him…

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LA Galaxy Ready to make Ibrahimovic Highest Paid MLS Player

LA Galaxy have told Zlatan Ibrahimovic they are prepared to make him the highest paid player in Major League Soccer history if he joins them from Manchester United this summer. Ibrahimovic only joined United on a one-year deal last summer. There is an option for the Swede to stay longer but while the club are desperate to keep him, the 35-year-old is yet to agree. Ibrahimovic has scored 26 goals for United this season. He will start Thursday’s Europa League last-16 first-leg tie with Russian side Rostov but is about…

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Court Sentence Ex-Policemen to Death over Apo Six Killings

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, on Thursday sentenced to death two former policemen, Ezekiel Achejene and Emmanuel Baba, for being responsible for the death of two out of the six Igbo traders shot dead in Area 11 of Garki, Abuja, on June 8, 2005. The presiding judge, who is also the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, however, freed three other policemen, who were prosecuted along with Achejene and Baba, for the death of the six traders. Those discharged and acquitted were…

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Ooni of Ife Sues for Peace

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi,  has called on indigenes and non-indigenes to continue to live in peace and avoid any act that could threaten the peace of Ife kingdom in Osun. Oba Ogunwusi made the call while addressing newsmen after an inter-tribal clash in Ile-Ife, Osun on Wednesday. A clash between factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Abuja branch and Ile-Ife branch, led to the destruction of property worth millions of naira in Ife kingdom on Wednesday. According to the monarch, the Ife traditional…

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Super Eagles Maintains Position on FIFA Ranking

The Super Eagles position on FIFA rankings remains unchanged in March, with Nigerians maintaining their berth as 7th in Africa and 41st in the world. With only four ‘A’ international games considered for the March edition, there are few changes in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. South American heavyweights Argentina and Brazil remain in first and second respectively, while reigning FIFA World Cup champions Germany stay third. The top 20 are unchanged from February except for two notable exceptions. Poland (12, plus 2) reached their best ever world ranking, joining Wales…

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Rangers, Rivers United Face Tough Opponents in CAF Champions League

The four most successful clubs in African competitions enter the 2017 CAF Champions League this weekend expecting to build first-leg leads at home in last-32 ties. Record 19-time title winners Al Ahly of Egypt face South African league leaders Wits, who are playing in the elite African competition for the first time. TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, second behind Ahly with 10 successes, meet unimpressive preliminary round winners CAPS United of Zimbabwe. Zamalek of Egypt, winners of nine continental competitions and 2016 Champions League runners-up, tackle Enugu…

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