Real Madrid Gears Up For FIFA World Club Championship

Defending champions Real Madrid will play the winner of a play-off between the Asian champions and Auckland City/Al Jazira in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi, it was announced Monday. Emirati champions Al Jazira and OFC Champions League winners Auckland City face each other in the opening game, the winners then play in the second round with Mexico’s Pachuca and the CAF and AFC champions. Real Madrid, seeking a record-equaling third title, and the Copa Libertadores champions will join the competition from the semi-final stage…

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Aisha Buhari Berates Aso Rock Clinic

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, on Monday publicly upbraided the Chief Medical Director of the State House Clinic, Dr. Husain Munir, over the poor state of the health facility established to take care of the President, Vice-President, their families as well as members of Staff of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. She spoke at the opening of a two-day stakeholders meeting on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa. Mrs. Aisha Buhari said a situation where constructions were…

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Poison Scare in Lagos Govt

Tragedy nearly struck last week following an attempt by some persons in the Lagos state government to poison a top civil servant in the state. The magazine leant that one Mrs Olubusola Ajibola Abidakun, Director , Administration a d Human Resources almost lost her life to plot by some disgruntled individuals in the government to get rid of her. Though the details of the allege attempt on her life still remained sketchy, it was leant that she survived the plot by sheer dint of fate. The latest attempt was one…

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Aishah Ahmad becomes Deputy CBN Governor

In a not so surprising move, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Aisha Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive Deputy Governor of the central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. However, the appointment has come with its own baggage of controversies. For one, the rapid promotions from AGM of Diamond bank to full fledged Director in the same Bank and appointment as Deputy CBN Governor all on the same day. This was contained in an anonymous post that alleged that the newly appointed Deputy Governor has his…

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Kachiukwu, Baru and $26bn Alleged Fraud: The Whole Story

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu     The feud between Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachiukwu and the Group Managing Director, GMD, of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru has unearthed untold intrigues surrounding the Minister’s initial appointment as the GMD of the NNPC when he came on board the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, and then later Minister of State for Petroleum. It has been learnt that President Buhari was a excited by Kachiukwu’s intimidating work and academic credentials and was primed at handing him Nigeria’s oil sector to…

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