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APC Holding National Convention With Looted Fund – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is organizing its National Convention with funds stolen from public coffers. The PDP also said the APC has become a laughing stock and a huge joke among Nigerians following the inability of its leaders to resist the imposition of …

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World Cup 2018: Buhari congratulates Super Eagles on victory over Iceland

President Muhammadu Buhari heartily congratulates the Super Eagles on their victory Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. The President expresses particular delight at the confidence, discipline, team-work and indomitable spirit displayed by the young Nigerian players. President Buhari …

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Nigeria bounce back at World Cup to beat Iceland 2-0

Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 on Friday to revive their hopes of advancing into the knockout stages of the World Cup in Russia, as striker Ahmed Musa dramatically marked his return to the team with two fine second-half goals. The result left both sides, and struggling Argentina, still in the hunt …

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Russia accused of using World Cup to bury bad news

Opposition politicians accused the Kremlin of using Russia’s World Cup as a cover to avoid dissent while it pushes through unpopular measures, while all eyes are on the country’s sporting successes and a de facto ban in place on political protests. Since the start of the tournament, plans have been …

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World Cup: Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to secure first win

Dramatic late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup against Costa Rica in St Petersburg on Friday (Jun 22). The result leaves the five-times world champions with four points from two games after they drew 1-1 with Switzerland in their opening match, …

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Pray as you go: Nigerian pastor wants $2K for World Cup litany

A pastor in Nigeria has urged his followers to pay him more than $2,000 to unleash a squadron of “prayer warriors” to help the country’s footballers secure a World Cup win. Earlier this week, self-styled prophet Tommy Yisa Aika said that the Super Eagles lost their opening match to Croatia …

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World Cup: Nigeria bring in fresh strikers for Iceland clash

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr made three changes to his team for Friday’s Group D World Cup match against Iceland on Friday, bringing in Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa up front and Kenneth Omeruo in defence. Nigeria, under pressure to beat Iceland after losing their World Cup opener 2-0 to Croatia, …

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Nigerian lawmaker Enyinnaya Abaribe arrested by DSS

The Department of State Security has arrested the lawmaker representing Abia-South Senatorial District, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. Abaribe was nabbed on Friday morning at his barber’s shop in the Apo area of Abuja, his Special Adviser, Nwokoma Okorie, said. The security outfit has yet to confirm Abaribe’s arrest but the Abia-South senator …

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Sule Gaya dead: Sarkin Fadar Kano dies at 107

Sule Gaya, the Sarkin Fadar Kano passed on Thursday evening in Kano after a protracted illness, according to a family member, Amina Abdullahi. He was 107 Gaya would be buried at 10 a.m Friday at the Palace. The deceased left behind many children, grand children and great grand children amongst …

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Boko Haram: Army offers N5m reward for information on bomb factory

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas, has pledged a N5m reward for anyone with information about Boko Haram bomb factories in or around Maiduguri. The Theatre Commander told journalists shortly before a security meeting with sister agencies and the civilian JTF in Maiduguri on Thursday …

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Russia 2018: One million fans attend matches

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia entered full swing on Thursday as fans’ attendance at stadia, recorded one million with Denmark vs Australia game in Samara. The official spectators’ attendance of 40, 727 at Samara has set yet another remarkable milestone at this celebration of football. “Today’s game brings …

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APC National Chairmanship: Oshiomhole’s last challenger steps down

The last challenger to Adams Oshiomhole for the position of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has stepped down. Clement Ebri announced his decision to withdraw from the race in a public statement. Two other persons challenging Mr Oshiomhole for the topmost position in the ruling party earlier …

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Neymar fitness not a concern for Brazil coach Tite

Neymar needs at least five matches to return to top form after a long injury layoff, but Brazil have not asked their talismanic forward to gamble on his fitness just to be improve their chances at the World Cup, coach Tite said on Thursday. The five-times world champions drew their …

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