Wed, October 28, 201.0 comments

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has decorated 2,903 gallant soldiers currently fighting the Boko Haram terrorists with medals in Mubi, Adamawa. Buratai told the soldiers at the 28 Task Force Brigade Headquarters, Mubi, on Tuesday that the decoration was part of the military tradition to motivate its personnel at the warfront.

He said the essence of his visit to Mubi was to inspect, assess the performance of personnel and motivate them in order to ensure the rea...

Wed, October 28, 201.0 comments

The Nigerian Army said on Wedneday that troops at fringes of Sambisa forest have rescued about 338 people held by Boko Haram as well as killed over 30 Boko Haram terrorists.

The Army in a statemet by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman,
Acting Director Army Public Relations and made avaible stated that the troops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army deployed at Bitta and Pridang carried out a successful raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villa...

Wed, October 28, 201.0 comments

FIFA has accepted seven presidential candidates to stand to replace incumbent Joseph Blatter at an extraordinary congress in 2016, excluding former player David Nakhid, the world football governing body said on Wednesday.

An online statement did not give specific reasons for not accepting the bid of Nakhid, a former Trinidad and Tobago international, saying only that FIFA’s member associations have proposed, in due time and form, seven candidates.

Gianni Infantino, t...

Tue, October 27, 201.0 comments

By Yetunde Arebi
The female breasts, also known as “the twins” or “the girls”, have remained the most conspicuous and attractive feature of the female sexual organ. Perhaps, its strategic positioning and function adds to its importance in the life of a woman.

Besides the age long biological function of the breasts as a source of food and nourishment for babies, the breast is also a major source of sexual attraction for the male specie, just a...

Tue, October 27, 201.0 comments

With Monday’s deadline reached, AFP Sport profiles the eight officially declared candidates for the FIFA presidency:

PRINCE ALI BIN AL HUSSEIN

The 39-year-old brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah was a member of his country’s special forces, specialising in parachute jumps. The prince was on the FIFA executive from 2011 until this year when he first challenged Sepp Blatter for the presidency. Prince Ali championed the cause of allowing women to play football...

Tue, October 27, 201.0 comments

With Monday’s deadline reached, AFP Sport profiles the eight officially declared candidates for the FIFA presidency:

PRINCE ALI BIN AL HUSSEIN

The 39-year-old brother of Jordan’s King Abdullah was a member of his country’s special forces, specialising in parachute jumps. The prince was on the FIFA executive from 2011 until this year when he first challenged Sepp Blatter for the presidency. Prince Ali championed the cause of allowing women to play football...

Tue, October 27, 201.0 comments

…Upstream oil companies owe N1.15trn

By Michael Eboh

POWER firms and oil and   gas companies operating in Nigeria are owing banks in the country about N3.72 trillion as at June 2015, according to data obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. The CBN, in its Statistical Bulletin for the Second Quarter of 2015, said the indebtedness of the energy firms was 27.7 per cent of the total credit to the private sector which stood at N13.433 trillion in ...

Tue, October 27, 201.0 comments

By Ihechukwu Njoku

Two survivors of the tragic incident that saw a Bristow helicopter crash into the lagoon in Oworonshoki, Lagos on Wednesday 12th August, 2015 have testified that it was ‘God’s hand’ that saved them from the unfortunate incident.

 

 

On Sunday 25th October, oil workers Chukwudi Onah and Dolu Ebiejuara appeared in the church of controversial Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua to thank God for preserving their lives ...

Tue, October 27, 201.0 comments

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, dismissed the suit filed by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, challenging the jurisdiction of the Rivers governorship election petition tribunal to hear a petition by candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dakuku Peterside.

 

In his argument, Wike had argued that the tribunal sitting in Abuja had no jurisdiction over matters that transpired in the state, contending however, that the tribunal should have sat in Rivers State ...

Mon, October 26, 201.0 comments

By Esther Onyegbula

LAGOS—Suspected cultist have reportedly killed five persons in different areas of Igbo-Elerin, Lagos State. The cultist allegedly went on rampage after a rival gang weekend shot their leader, simply identified as Skay, at Aladesanmi Street at 8:00pm last Thursday. Angered by the death of their leader, members of the gang on Friday at about 7am, stormed a house located at Martins street where they dragged a member of a rival cult gang out of his ho...

Mon, October 26, 201.0 comments

By Peter Okutu

ABAKALIKI—EBONYI State police command, weekend, arrested a police officer (name withheld) attached to Ugbodo Police Division in Ebonyi Local Government Area for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl.

Addressing newsmen at the command headquarters, the state police spokesperson, Mr. George Okafor, said the suspect lived in the same compound as the parents of the girl at Ugbodo.

Vanguard reports that the command also arrested one Paul U...

Mon, October 26, 201.0 comments

New Delhi – Expanding trade ties, particularly in the energy sector, topped the agenda as Indian and African leaders kicked off their largest-ever summit in New Delhi on Monday.

Fifty-four countries, including more than 40 African heads of state, were gathered for the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit, aimed at boosting political, economic and trade ties.

Bilateral trade between India and Africa amounts to around 70 billion dollars a year, a move that would see the summi...

Mon, October 26, 201.0 comments

Okay, we know the most common one: most women lie about the “O” word. But there are other things besides that the modern woman lies about. Very often!

THEIR first gig

For most adult women, the first sexual experience is unforgettable and probably the best ever. Even if they have not kept in touch with their first man, they remember him with fondness if he did not leave them pregnant and stranded with a baby.

But will they ever tell their man this? Nev...

Mon, October 26, 201.0 comments

By Kingsley Omonobi

Jos—The Chief of  Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said that the December deadline given by Federal Government to end activities of insurgents in the North-East region of the country was realizable as there had been improved measure of operations in the region, even as the Military has recaptured all territories previously occupied by the Boko Haram members.

Lieutenant General Buratai, who was on a familiarization visit...

Mon, October 26, 201.0 comments

By Francis Igata

ENUGU—THE  Enugu State Police command through operatives of the Udenu Division has commenced investigations into an alleged incident of murder in which a commercial sex worker was allegedly killed in a brothel after a marathon sex with a customer.

It was gathered that around midnight on October 24, the customer, identified as Ikechukwu Oga had gone to a brothel at Obolloafor, in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State where he met with t...

Sat, October 24, 201.0 comments

A female suicide bomber on Saturday blew herself up in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing three people and injuring several others, residents said.

The incident in the Dala Yazaram area of the city happened a day after at least 55 people were killed in attacks in the northeast, including 28 in Maiduguri.

A local resident said he saw two female suicide bombers enter the neighbourhood of Dala Yazaram, some six kilometres (four miles) from the city but one o...

Sat, October 24, 201.0 comments

Jurgen Klopp’s arrival as Liverpool manager has created a frenzy of interest among fans and media alike, but has not as yet succeeded in shedding his club’s growing reputation as draw specialists.

Six of their last eight matches have ended in stalemate, a total that rises to seven with the inclusion of last month’s unimpressive penalty shoot-out victory over League Two side Carlisle, which had ended 1-1 after 120 minutes.


The concern for Klopp ahe...

Fri, October 23, 201.0 comments

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has told Football Focus he knows he is "no angel" on the pitch and he will not change his combative style of football.

Costa has twice been banned for three games this year - after stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can and for a clash with Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny.

"I've got this far thanks to the way I play the game," said the 27-year-old Brazil-born Spain international.

"I'm not going to change ...

Fri, October 23, 201.0 comments

After previously withdrawing his candidacy through lack of support last time around, the former French diplomat is ready to stand again

Former Fifa executive Jerome Champagne has formally submitted his bid to become the next president of the organisation.

The 57-year-old campaigned ahead of last May's election, but ultimately withdrew his candidacy as he did not generate the necessary backing from member associations.

Champagne - who has been o...

Fri, October 23, 201.0 comments

The former Chelsea man has helped Arsenal to second in the Premier League with a string of fine displays, and another blank would take the goalkeeper one game from James' mark

Far from being the swansong to his marvellous career, Petr Cech's move to Arsenal after 11 success-laden years at Chelsea looks set to be another great chapter. 

The Czech goalkeeper already has four Premier League titles to his name, as well as a Champions League title thanks to hi...