Dangote Abandons Wharf Road

Wharf Road: under construction

By Bayo Bernard Hardship experienced by motorists along Wharf road Apapa seems to have lingered for too long. From all indications, the suffering might even get worse as the raining season approaches.  An indication to this emerged during last weekend heavy downpour in Lagos.  The rains had flooded the road , so much so that movement of vehicles has been slowed down. Port users have made strident complaint on the slow pace of work being done by AG Dangote, a multinational construction company, which started work on the road since…

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Beko Ransome Kuti Honoured in Lagos

Mr. Aloba Adesegun and Mrs. Bosede Ransome Kuti

The former president of National Association of Nigerian Students Segun Mayeigu, Human right Activist Barrister Femi Borisade,  Abiodun Aremu where among the dignitaries that came to honour the late human right activist, Dr.Beko Ransome Kuti during the 10th anniversary  lecture that took place on Saturday 10th of February 2018, held at the Committee for the defense of  human right secretariat Adeniyi Jones Lagos. By Uche Nwosisi

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Ronaldo Says PSG Tie Will Define Real Madrid’s Season

Ronaldo: Eyeing victory

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Real Madrid’s season is now effectively all about their looming Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain as the Spanish giants trail off the pace in La Liga. “The tie…is one that could define the whole season,” the Portuguese forward told Real’s website after picking up a prize for best player in the world last season from the website Goal.com. “We’re going to come up against a great team with excellent players, whom we respect a lot. “But we’ve already shown that we have a very…

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Sirleaf Wins Mo Abudu Leadership Prize

Sirleaf: Wins award

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of Liberia has been named as the winner of the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Leadership Prize of $5million. She joins Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia (2014), Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde (2011), Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008) and Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007) as an Ibrahim Prize Laureate. Nelson Mandela was made the inaugural Honorary Laureate in 2007. Sirleaf was named the 2017 winner by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation today following a meeting of its independent Prize Committee. She served two terms as President of Liberia from…

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World Cup Qualifiers: NBBF Releases 18-Man D’Tigers Squad

D'Tigers: Go for the ticket

D’Tigers coach Alex Nwora on Sunday named  the country’s  18-man squad  for the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Bamako, Mali, from February  23 to 25. On the list released by the Nigeria Basketball Federation,  five players from the squad who helped Nigeria win silver at the  2017 Afrobasket and two  members of  the 2015 Afrobasket winning squad topped the list. Agua Caliente Clippers’ Ikechukwu Ireogbu,  Ike Nwamu (Sioux Falls Skyforce),  Chile-based Bryant Mbamalu (CD Vildivia),  China-based Ike Diogu (Schun Blue Whales) and Turkey-based Ayodeji Akindele (Belediye Spor), who shone…

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CAF Continental: Mixed Outing For Nigeria Club Sides

Plateau United: Records home win

Nigerian champions Plateau United defeated Cameroon’s Eding Sport 3-0 in their CAF  Champions League   match  in Jos on Sunday while  the country’s other representatives in the competition MFM drew 1-1  with Real Bamako in Mali. However, Aiteo Cup champions Akwa United slumped to a shock 2-1 home defeat by Banjul Hawks in their CAF Confederation Cup game in Uyo on Sunday. Plateau dominated the match as the Cameroonian champions struggled to find their rhythm. The Nigerians went ahead in the 19th minute through captain Golbe Elijah. The visitors fought for…

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Again, Airpeace runs into turbulence

Air peace: under turbulence

The Aviation industry has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent times. Last week, Dana Air flying from Lagos to Abuja suffered door mishap on arrival to Abuja Airport, a situation that generated controversy with passengers exchanging crossfire with the Airline. Why the Airline insisted that a passenger pushed down the door, passengers claimed that the door was making funny noise during flight. This time, reports indicate that there was a robbery incidence involving an Arik aircraft taxing for take at the off in Lagos. The…

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