Posted on Wed 9 Jan 2019, 07:17 AM

Mohamed Salah is the 2018 CAF African Player of the Year for the second successive time. 

Sadio Mane who is Salah's team mate at Liverpool FC of England and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the closest contenders for the crown. 

A poll of CAF’s national teams’ head coaches and technical directors, members of the technical and development committee and a panel of media experts selected Salah as the continent’s outstanding footballer in 2018.  

Posted on Tue 8 Jan 2019, 04:17 PM

Egypt has been announced as the host of the 2019 African cup of nations which will hold between June 15 and July 13 after Cameroon was stripped of the hosting right due to delay and slow pace of event preparations.

This was announced by Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmed Ahmed in Dakar on Tuesday after Egypt 
received more votes from the executive committee than South Africa. 

This will be the fourth time the event will take place in Egypt after hosting in 1974,1986 and 2006

Posted on Tue 8 Jan 2019, 03:39 PM

The All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s trustworthiness is what distinguishes him as the candidate to beat in the 2019 presidential elections.

Tinubu argued that the character of the two presidential candidate front runners — President Buhari and ex-VP Atiku Abubakar — could not be more distinct.

“President Buhari is a straight and honest man. Leave a Naira on the table with Buhari in the room. You will find the Naira on the table when you return.

Posted on Tue 8 Jan 2019, 07:04 AM

 
After Monday meeting held by the Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress in Abuja, NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said the scheduled protest would still hold because it was meant to get all parties committed to the minimum wage issue.

Posted on Tue 8 Jan 2019, 06:13 AM

After the meeting held by the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on monday, an agreement has been reached giving hope to the end of the ongoing strike by the university lecturers which started on November 8, 2018. 

According to Biodun Ogunyemi, the national president of ASUU, the strike could only be called off after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to be held on an undisclosed date where decisions will be reviewed based on the new commitment of the federal government

Posted on Mon 7 Jan 2019, 10:44 AM

Activities resumed on Monday at the Federal Capital Territory High Courts after the two weeks Christmas and New Year vacation.

The vacation which commenced on Monday, December 17, 2018 and ended on Friday, January 4, was announced via a circular, dated December 10,  2018 and signed by the Chief Judge of FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bello said that only urgent cases would be handled by a vacation judge during the period.
 
The vacation judge was Justice Danlami Senchi, who sat at FCT High Court, Jabi.

Posted on Mon 7 Jan 2019, 10:31 AM

Ebonyi state Governor, Engr. David Umahi, on Sunday said Ebonyi state was not part of the states that formed the “Sovereign States of Biafra,” which had been proclaimed by the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Umahi, who also serves as Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum, however, said some of the agitations of IPOB members were genuine, except that the approach used in actualising their objectives were bad.

Posted on Tue 6 Nov 2018, 12:10 PM

Senior Special Adviser to the president on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora and a former member of the House of Representatives, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has been appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Diaspora Commission.

At the plenary on Tuesday, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki read Buhari’s letters to the members seeking approval for the appointment.

Congratulations to Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

 

Posted on Tue 6 Nov 2018, 10:28 AM

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, his wife and son have reportedly escaped assassination attempt on Tuesday morning, November 5, at their Abuja residence.

According to a statement by the media Aide, Uche Anichukwu, the armed men who gained entry into the residence at 4am by discreetly evading the security at the Apo Quarters residence did not shoot immediately so as not to attract the attention of the Security personnel on duty but took hold of the son and commanded him to take them to the Senator’s bedroom.

Posted on Tue 6 Nov 2018, 09:01 AM

A Lagos-based pastor, Prophet Cletus Ilongwo, has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged involvement in a N59.7m fraud.

 Ilongwo, the Presiding Pastor of the Power of the Holy Ghost Evangelical Ministry, was brought before a Lagos State Special Offences Court for allegedly defrauding a former member of his congregation.
PUNCH Metro learnt that several security operatives stormed the church located in Shoba community in the Abule-Ado area of Lagos on Saturday to arrest Ilongwo. 

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