I Don’t Pick Games As Speculated – Victor Moses

Chelsea star Victor Moses has dismissed suggestions he picks and chooses the games he plays for Nigeria, insisting he always wants to be fit before appearing for his country, AFP reports. Moses, 26, made his Nigeria debut in 2012 when he changed his international allegiance after representing England at various age-grade levels. He has since won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria and featured at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Moses played a key role in the draw and victory in back-to-back matches over Cameroon this month…

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Obasanjo Against Restructuring

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has explained why he is opposed to those who are advocating for the restructuring of the country. Obasanjo, who stated this in an interview with Channels Television, said Nigerians should rather advocate for a better management of the country’s resources. According to him, instead of fighting for restructuring, people should be concerned about inclusiveness and the restructuring of their minds. He stated, “I have spoken to six different people who talk about restructuring and the six of them gave me different points of view. The other…

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Yusuf Optimistic Of Victory

Basking from the euphoria of last weekend’s victory and qualification for the CHAN 2018 tournament, Super Eagles Assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf, said on Monday that the team hoped to win all its matches in both Championship of African Nations (CHAN) and the West African Football Union (WAFU) tournament. Yusuf made the remark in an interview in Abuja, ahead of the team’s preparations for the championships. He said that the team would require extra-hard work to edge out their opponents. “There is need for extra-hard work and training in order to…

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Buhari Says Nigeria Unity Is Not Negotiable

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the unity of the country would not be open to any negotiation. The President, in its first statement to Nigerians since he returned to Nigeria after a 104-day medical vacation in London, added that political mischief makers who were fuelling ethnic violence would be dealt with. Buhari, who said he was not against legitimate concerns, noted that different groups must air their grievances and work out a mode of co-existence. “The National Assembly and the National Council of State are the legitimate and appropriate…

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Fans Celebrate Okocha and Siasia

Football fans worldwide are celebrating two Nigerian ex-international players, Austin Jay Jay Okocha and Samson Siasia. Okocha who clocked 44 today was born on August 14, 1973. Siasia, on the other hand, turns 50. He was born in 1967. The two players were important members of the men’s senior National team, Super Eagles, that appeared at the country’s first World Cup participation in 1994. Some of Okocha’s best club football moments were in German Bundesliga side, Eintracht Frankfurt; Turkish top flight team, Fenerbahçe; French side Paris Saint-Germain and English side…

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IAAF Championship: Nigeria Still Missing on Medals Table

Nigeria has yet to win a medal at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in London in spite of the potential of the 14 athletes representing the nation. African countries like Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire and Tanzania are already on the table as at Day 5 of the championships. Nigeria’s top-rated athletes like Margaret Bamgbose, Patience Okon-George and Yinka Ajayi didn’t make it to the final of the women’s 400m event. Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor could not qualify for the final of the 100m, while…

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Mbappe’s Root Traced to Nigeria

Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe has attracted some of the biggest sides in world football in the last few weeks, making the 18-year-old football’s most courted teenager. The striker took Europe by storm last season, scoring 26 goals in all competitions in his first full season at  senior club level. Mbappe is one of the most sought  after players in the summer transfer market in  Europe. Reports on Tuesday claimed that the teenage sensation has Nigerian origin. Close followers of the emerging striker acknowledge his ability to carve out goals, not…

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Global Bank’s rating:Zenith drops position

The Bankers Magazine, a subsidiary of Financial Times of London, just released the list of top 1000 banks in the world, and Zenith Bank made the list with five other Nigerian banks.But it has at the same time dropped from being the 7th largest Bank in Africa to being the tenth, while the National Bank of Egypt moved to the the fifth place. Zenith Bank was the biggest in Nigeria and 10th in Africa and the 430th bank in the world. FirstBank as the second largest bank in Nigeria, currently…

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Buhari on life-support for 20 days, needs prayer – Fayose

Today, it makes 53 days since our President; Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria to attend to his health challenges abroad. No official information as to his whereabouts and his state of health. Like every other Nigerians, I do not wish the president dead, I have therefore maintained dignified silence since we were told that the President embarked on his second medical trip abroad this year. However, the recorded audio message which was released by the Presidency as the President’s Ramadan message to Nigerians necessitated my setting the records straight today. No…

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FAAN Committed to Safe, Secure and Improved Passenger Experience

FAAN in its reactions to a video clip making the rounds on some sections of the social media on an alledged leaking roof at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, its Corporate Affairs Manager, Henrietta Yakubu issued a press release debunking the allegation. Full text of the press release below: The attention of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has been drawn to a sensational and misleading video making the rounds on some sections of the social media on a leaking roof at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Lagos…

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For London attacks, outrage isn’t enough

Once again, the world woke up to another gory story of an attack in London’s most popular bridge, The London Bridge. This came less than two weeks after the Manchester Massacre, where Salmon Abedi, a British-born Jihadist, murdered 22 Ariana Grande fans. it is also one day before the singer’s planned fundraising for the victims. This latest attacks is coming on the backdrop of the impending election in the United Kingdom. A white van was said to have veered off the road into the crowd of people walking along the…

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Buhari: Prayers, fears cast a dark pall over the nation.

There is palpable fear in Katsina over the health status of President Mohammadu Buhari, with various groups forming praying centers for the disease-worn retired General.His health situation has taking over the front burner in our National discuss, particularly as he failed to show up at the Aso Rock mosque, something that has never happened since he took over, except when he is out of the country. On Friday, the President was anxiously awaited at the mosque. Siting the President has become more like the seven tasks of Hercules, with a…

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PSC promotes Commissioner, others

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has given approval to the promotion of senior officers of the force including a Commissioner of Police. The Commissioner, Taiwo Lakanu, who was the commissioner of police, Imo command, was promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police.24 other senior officers were also promoted to their next ranks. Conforming this in a statement, the PSC spokesperson Ikechukwu Ani said Lakanu was a former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Delta Command, before he was promoted Commissioner of Police Ekiti Command. According to Ani, Lakanu also…

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Lawal: EU, US sad about Nigeria, arm twists Buhari to suspend him

The phoney anti corruption war of the Buhari administration has become a source of embarrassment to international donor agencies as they watched with bemusement as buhari looks the other way while his acolytes loo the country dry. The last straw was watching money for humanitarian rescue mission being brazenly looted by government officials, particularly those in the presidency while Buhari pretends that all is well and pursues his vendetta and political emasculation of the opposition, using Ibrahim Magu as a hatchet man. The European Union and the American has watched…

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Nigeria ranked 152nd in human development index by UNDP

By Akinwale Kasali Nigeria is now at the bottom of economic growth in new rating involving 188 countries. The oil rich country is only fairly better than 36 poorest countries in the world. The 2016 Global Human Development Index Report of the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) ranked Nigeria 152nd out of the 188 countries surveyed. The magazine gathered that the 2016 Human Development Report focuses on those communities that are left behind, despite the development progress over the last 25 years. The report, released in Abuja, saw Nigeria retaining…

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Buhari: Two years on, Nigerian Economy gallops back to the past

On the second anniversary of the APC led government, critics and analysts are divided on how the economy will be rated-whether it can be rated as an economy that is going no where very fast, or one that is galloping backwards to the mid eighties. A third group of analysts, made up mainly of the core of Buhari Media Campaign group and some young and semi literate Northern iridentists,who seem to have graduated in the school of insults rather than reason, are sticking out their worn out reputation in defense…

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AMCON sells Keystone Bank to Northern interests

In line with the current Northernisation policy, the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, has sold Keystone Bank to the Sigma Golf-Riverbank consortium, comprising of Sigma Golf Nigeria Limited and Riverbank Investment Resources Limited. Keystone Bank, formally BankPHB, is the last of the three banks to be sold.Already, Mainstreet Bank and Enterprise Bank has been sold. The consortium is being financed by the Modibos-Umar Hamidu Modibbo and Adamu Mu’azu Modibo. Over a year ago, AMCON asked for expression of interest in the sale of the Bank, resulting in 18 firms…

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Memo: El Rufai fires first Salvo towards 2019

The current trending memo by the diminutive Kaduna state governor,Ahmad Nasiru el-Rufai, appear to have exposed the underbelly of the ruling elite group, generally regarded as the hawks around President Buhari, generally referred to as The Cabal. El Rufai has last week written a memo to president Buhari, which was conveniently leaked online and immediately topped the trending items online.In the memo he complained of those who have taken over the running of the government, indicating that the presidency is not in charge.He questioned, for example, why ministers hardly see…

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Kaduna Airport: Passengers prefer Train as the Aviation Industry count losses

The relocation of Abuja airport has began to take its toll as passengers shun the Kaduna-Abuja shuttle buses and opt for trains, resulting in high demand for first class train tickets. Besides that, helicopter shuttle has become the preferred mode of transport from kaduna to Abuja by elite travelers. But the ministry suddenly woke up and decided that helicopter airlift be banned due to security reasons-the same reason critics objected to the closure in the first place. With promises of patrol vans monitoring the roads, passengers still feel unsafe using…

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