PDP Gains As Turbulence Hits APC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu     Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC are miffed at the avalanche of protests trailing its ward congresses nationwide. Virtually all state chapters of the party are in turmoil following allegations of sharp practices during the exercise. For example, in Kano, loyalists of Senator Musa Kwakwaso were shut out from the process leading to the boycott of the exercise by the Senator who was a former governor of the state. In River state, Senator Magnus Abe and leader of the party in the state, Chibuike …

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FG Splashes N6B on Peugeot

By Bayo Bernard After years of almost redundancy Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited has got a new lifeline as Nigeria’s major automaker, after the federal government purchased 360 vehicles from the vehicle manufacturer. The development came after the Kaduna based vehicle maker was made richer to the tune of over N6billion by the Buhari administration. The firm was contracted to supply 360 Peugeot 506 to Nigeria’s House of Representatives members. The automobile company has already delivered 200 state of art vehicles to the lawmakers.  According to analysts, the automaker has benefited…

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BRT’s Fare Abracadabra

By Oji Odu About five months after the kick-off of Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) new fare regime which increased the fares to between 42-53 percent, the Lagos state-owned transport outfit has, again, effected a new transport fare regime, this time by about 25 percent. Was it because of the outcry by the public which accused the operators as being anti-people with their policies that do not have human face, or was it because of their loss of patronage by the people? Speaking on the new development, Managing Director of Primero …

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Neymar Left Barcelona Out Of Respect For Messi

Neymar Sr says his son made the world record €222m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain out of respect for the Blaugrana talisman, Leo Messi. The 25-year-old Neymar Jr last week moved to the Ligue 1 side on a five-year deal reportedly worth €600,000 (£540,000) per week after tax. Though many analysts have opined that the Brazillian left the Nou Camp for the money, his father claimed his son left because he did not want to challenge the status of Messi out of respect for his teammate. Speaking in a…

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Massacre at Ozubulu: Anger, condemnation in the land

The dastardly act of terror which resulted in the massacre of church members in Ozubulu has become , as expected, a viral story over the social media. But the major surprise is the speed with which the Anambra state Commissioner of police, Garba Bab Umar, immediately released information indicating that the massacre was orchestrated by a feud between two brother whose quarrel were drug related. “The police will locate and and prosecute the perpetrators soon”, the commissioner said. “Intelligence report/Preliminary investigation shows that the incident is as a result of…

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Wenger Fearful Of Another Slow Start

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the strength of competition in the Premier League means his side cannot afford another false start if they are to challenge for the title. Arsenal have lost three of their last four opening games, with last term’s 4-3 defeat at home to Liverpool setting the tone for a campaign in which they missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time since 1997. Wenger’s men launch the new campaign at home to Leicester City on Friday and he urged his players to harness the…

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LASG Says No Going Back On Computer Village Relocation

IN order to actualise the Ikeja Model City Master Plan, Lagos State Government, has vowed to relocated the largest Information and Communication Technology, ICT, hub in the country popularly called Computer Village, to another location in the state. The state government declaration came amid controversy surrounding existence of the market with over 1,000 traders and companies. According to the government, relocation of the market to Katangowa in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, was part of the strategy aimed at addressing infrastructural challenges within the state capital. Commissioner for Information…

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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture of Diezani’s Mansion

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that a $37.5m mansion on Banana Island, Lagos linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government. The court also ordered that the sums of sums of $2,740,197.96 and N84,537,840.70 realised as rents on the property should equally be forfeited to the Federal Government. The orders were made on Monday by Justice Chuka Obiozor, following a motion on notice argued before him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The anti-graft agency had…

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Super Cup: Ronaldo Could Line Up Against Manchester

Cristiano Ronaldo could face former employers Manchester United on Tuesday as the Portuguese star has been named in Real Madrid’s Super Cup squad. There were initial doubts over his inclusion as the 32-year-old missed his side’s summer tour of America after he was given an extended break following the Confederations Cup. Ronaldo took to Instagram to say he was ‘looking good’ as he walked through Madrid Airport with his team-mates. Cristiano Ronaldo has finally returned to training with Real Madrid but the defending European champions are set to be without…

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