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Rohr meets NFF, plots Eagles’ preparation

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has arrived in the country to lay the grounds for Nigeria’s final phase of preparations for the 2018 World Cup taking place in Russia.  While in the country, the Franco-German will meet with the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) top officials and other critical stakeholders to scrutinise

Buhari under fire for tagging Nigerian youths lazy

A statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari to the effect that Nigerian youths are lazy has elicited angry reactions from eminent citizens and groups across the country.During a business conference in London, the United Kingdom on Wednesday, Buhari was quoted to have said that the youths “do nothing” and want

NFF: Eagles’ $2.8m World Cup Bonus Almost Ready for Collection

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, revealed wednesday that Super Eagles’ World Cup 2018 qualification bonus of $2.8million (about N1.08billion) is almost ready for the players to collect. Speaking in Abuja wednesday, Pinnick who also doubles as CAF Executive Committee member, insisted he was not the kind of

National Assembly dumps plan to override Buhari’s veto

SENATE and House of Representatives yesterday made a U-turn on  their plan to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto  of the order of Elections Bill. Attempts to pull through a new bill sponsored by Chairman, Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Suleiman Nazif, failed on the floor of the

Four out of five Nigerian cancer patients die

Nigeria has the worst cancer mortality rate in Africa as four out of every five patients die from the ailment, according to recent statistics. A foremost consultant oncologist and radiotherapist at the University of Nigeria College of Medicine (UNCM) and Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu, Prof. Ifeoma Okoye, who gave the statistics,

Court stops sale of 9Mobile over shareholders’ $43.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday stopped planned sales of the troubled telecommunication firm, Etisalat (now 9Mobile), following opposition to the move by some aggrieved shareholders. The shareholders – Afdin Ventures Limited and Dirbia Nigeria Limited – who claimed to be major investors, complained of being left out in

Insider abuse: Banks to pay N20m fine, says Rep

The House of Representatives is proposing a N20 million daily penalty on banks to curb insider abuse and arrest  the threat posed by Non Performing Loans (NPLs)  to the financial system stability of the country, the Chairman, House Committee on Banking and Currency, Jones Onyereri, has said Onyeren told a section

Lagos to award Fourth Mainland Bridge contract June

The Lagos State Government will in June award contract for the construction of the Fourth Mainland Bridge, an official said on Wednesday. The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Ade Akinsanya, gave the assurance at a ministerial press briefing at Alausa, Ikeja. He said that the state was collating technical proposals