Hugo Lloris Masterclass Salvages Point For Spurs

  A pair of stunning second-half saves from Hugo Lloris salvaged a precious point for Tottenham Hotspur as they held European champions Real Madrid 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. Both sides remain unbeaten in this season’s Champions League and well placed to progress to the last 16. They each have seven points after Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty cancelled out Raphael Varane’s own goal in the first period. “Hugo was fantastic, he deserves a big prize. He showed his real level,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. “Today we see why…

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PDP: How the Next Chairman will Emerge

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   There is mounting sentiment towards the South west geo-political zone in the race for the election of the next national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The new PDP national chairman will be elected at the party’s national convention on December 9. There have been calls for the position to be micro-zoned to the region but certain interests in the party have resisted this. Chairman of the PDP Interim National Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi is on the side of the anti-micro zoning elements. He has…

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IPU: Saraki Seeks Improved Relationship With Russia

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has commenced negotiations for improved trade relations between Nigeria and Russia, newsmen report. Saraki said the relationship between the two countries was nowhere close to where it should be, adding that there was need for improvement to increase trade volume. The president of the senate made the remark in a meeting with Chairperson of Council of Russian Federation, Valentina Mativienko, St. Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday. The meeting was on the sidelines of the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly. Saraki said “I think…

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Waking Up From Slumber

By Stephen Ubanna Mohammed Aliyu, Comptroller, Seme Command and his counterpart at Onne , Bashir Abubakar, appears to have woken up from sleep to take the Customs anti-smuggling operations serious. The duo , according to sources have been on holiday over the months as smugglers had their way in their areas of control . Aliyu, a source told the Magazine was forced to sit up with his anti-smuggling personnel when information began to make the rounds that  Seme, a  border town between Nigeria and Republic of Benin has become a…

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‘PDP Must Not Pick A Wrong Chairman’- Jonathan

A former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has advised members of the Peoples Democratic Party no to make the mistake of making wrong choice of National Working Committee  members at the December convention. Jonathan gave the advice when he received an aspirant for the party’s national chairmanship position, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, at his residence in Abuja on Tuesday. He cautioned that the party could not afford to make mistake in choosing its next national chairman and publicity secretary, describing them as “very delicate positions.” He said, “This time around we need…

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‘I Am A Fighter’- Gani Adams

The new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, on Tuesday, said he would use his new position to promote the Yoruba culture and fight the cause of the Yoruba race. Describing himself as a fighter, Adams, who is the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, added that he would reach out to a former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and other Yoruba leaders. The OPC leader said this in Lagos while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday. Adams stated that though he was not as wealthy as…

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