$3.7m fraud: Nigerian student jailed for four years in US

$3.7m fraud: Nigerian student jailed for four years in US

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A Nigerian student living in the United States, Amechi Amuegbunam, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for perpetrating fraud to the tune of $3.7m. Amuegbunam, 30, was More »

Senate cuts Power dams charge to 10 percent

Senate cuts Power dams charge to 10 percent

Hydro-electric dam The Senate on Thursday reduced from 30 percent to 10 percent, charge imposed on the total revenue generated from the operations of any company or authority operating hydro-electric dams in More »

ISIS’ support for Boko Haram disturbs me, Buhari admits

ISIS’ support for Boko Haram disturbs me, Buhari admits

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday admitted that he was disturbed and surprised by the claim made by members of the Boko Haram sect that they were receiving support from More »

World leaders to tackle cancer, diabetes

World leaders to tackle cancer, diabetes

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus/ Getty Image Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world’s leading killers – heart and lung More »

Buhari’s govt good at  lies, says Jonathan

Buhari’s govt good at lies, says Jonathan

Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo and Okechukwu Nnodim Former President Goodluck Jonathan has alleged that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari is characterised by lies and propaganda. Jonathan spoke in Abuja on More »


Court Adjourns Evans Case

The Lagos High Court in Ikeja has adjourned trial of the suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans till November 3, 2017, at the instance of some of the defence lawyers who have just come into the matter. They

Nigerians not involved in illegal organ harvest – Egyptian embassy

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Embassy of Egypt in Nigeria has said its government has submitted a list of Egyptian certified medical centres and hospitals licensed to perform kidney transplant to relevant authorities in Nigeria. It also explained that all the

Hello Olohun out with another album

Dublin-based Islamic gospel singer, Alhaja Rodiya Sanni-Adeboye,  a.k.a Hello Olohun,  has released another album titled Allahu ni. Although she is based abroad, Rodiya’s music, as symbolised by her four albums, resonates well with many Nigerian, especially Muslims. She says her

Oyo civil servants to receive housing loan within 7 days

Abiola Ajimobi Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan Oyo State Government on Thursday said that civil servants would receive their housing loans in seven days. The government is also partnering the Federal Government to provide low cost housing schemes of 720 units for the

Court Adjourns Suit Against Stella Oduah

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos, has adjourned the hearing of a suit filed by Sterling Bank against a former Aviation Minister, Sen. Stella Oduah, over alleged indebtedness, till November 8, 2017. The bank alleged that Oduah and her

Aare Ona Kakanfo: Obey, Pasuma, others back Adams

Akeem Lasisi Leading entertainers and culture promoters, including Chief Ebenezer Obey, Adebayo Salami, Bolaji Amusan  and Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, have backed the appointment of the Coordinator of the Odua People’s Congress, Otunba Gani Adams, as the Aare  Ona Kakanfo of

Sola Cymbal steps out with Agbanilagbatan concert

Sola Cymbal has always been one of the favourite singers each time a gospel gig holds in town. Few years back she released an album. Sola is on her second album and now she wants to do things differently. This

All set for Tagbo’s burial

Entertainers and other stakeholders are expected to pay the last respect to socialite and Davido’s friend, Tagbo Umeike, today (Friday) when his remains will be buried in his home state, Anambra. Tagbo’s death, on October 4,  generated controversy, to the

NFF scraps match bonuses for U17, U20, U23 teams

Festus Abu Six arms of the national teams have been dealt a huge blow  after the Nigeria Football Federation announced  on Thursday  that they were no longer entitled to match  bonuses. In  its  communiqué after  a  board  meeting  presided over

Buhari meets Troost-Ekong, Agu

Super Eagles players  William Troost-Ekong and Mikel Agu met with  President Muhammadu Buhari and his Turkish counterpart Recep Erdogan in  Turkey on Thursday. Buhari is in Turkey  for the D-8 summit which begins on Friday. Troost-Ekong and Mikel, who play

I’m ready for Joshua fight – Takam

Carlos Takam is not fazed by the prospect of stepping in to challenge Anthony Joshua for the WBA ‘Super’ and IBF heavyweight titles. The France-based Cameroonian (35-3-1-27KO) is a late replacement for the injured Kubrat Pulev, and meets ‘AJ’ at

South African FA boss raped me – Singer

South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country’s football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago, BBC News reports. He “overpowered” her and “painfully” raped her in a hotel in Port Elizabeth city,

Ronaldo shirt swap delights Kane

Tottenham striker Harry Kane said he had swapped shirts with “role model” Cristiano Ronaldo after the 1-1 Champions League draw at Real Madrid on Tuesday. The game at the Bernabeu was billed by some as a showdown between Kane and

Gov begs NFF to unban Plateau Utd juniors

Plateau State Governor  Simon Lalong  on Thursday in Jos appealed to the Nigeria Football Federation  to lift the 10-year ban placed on Plateau United  Feeder Team for match-fixing, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Lalong, who was represented by the