Buhari’s Triumphant Entry to Lagos

  By Oji Odu Lagos State has been shut down for Thursday, March 29, 2018. State and Local Government workers are not to work on that day because the state government has declared it work free to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari who is on a two- day working visit to the state, the first since winning the 2015 Presidential election, and about a year to the 2019 general election. Why is the President in Lagos? Why is it now that he deems it fit to visit the state that literarily…

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NFF Chiefs Visit Ikeme In UK

The Nigeria Football Federation leaders on Tuesday visited ailing Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme  at Christie Clinic in Manchester. Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July,  and the  Wolverhampton Wanderers  custodian  has been receiving treatment. In a statement, the football house said the NFF president Amaju Pinnick led the delegation consisting of 1st vice-president Seyi Akinwunmi, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi,  as well as  the national team’s administrator  Dayo Enebi,  goalkeeping coach  Alloy Agu and  spokesman for the team  Toyin Ibitoye.  Pinnick said,  “We have come on behalf of the…

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Ronaldinho Says Messi Didn’t Force His Barcelona Exit

RONALDINHO has tried to debunk the myth that he had a bad influence on Lionel Messi and subsequently had to leave the Nou Camp, Express.co.uk reports. Ronaldinho joined Barcelona at the start of Messi’s incredible career and left the club in 2008 after making 145 appearances and collecting five trophies, including the Champions League. The Brazilian always appeared to enjoy his football while in Spain and seemed to play with a smile. But he has revealed that Frank Rijkaard played a role in his decision to leave. And he insists…

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Isco Says Zidane Has No Faith In Him

Hat-trick hero Isco said it was a relief to play for Spain as he feels Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no faith in him. Spain destroyed Argentina, who were without Lionel Messi, 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday as Isco stole the show with his triple at the Wanda Metropolitano. The 25-year-old has become a key player under coach Julen Lopetegui and is expected to start at this summer’s World Cup in a front three alongside Diego Costa and David Silva. But Zidane has not shown the same faith…

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Melaye Wanted By The Police

The Kogi State Police Command has declared the lawmaker representing the Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, wanted. Also, the Police on Wednesday confirmed the escape from custody of two suspects arrested and paraded last week for allegedly working for the senator and the son of a former governor of Kogi State, Mohammed Audu. Addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Lokoja, the state capital, the Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga said the duo have been placed on Interpol watchlist. Details later.

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Promotion: Ali Disappoints Officers?

By Stephen Ubanna Officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, appear disappointed over the  the release of the last promotion examination by Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General of the Service as may were said to have failed. The Customs Officers were said to have read widely for the promotion examination because of the assurance by the Comptroller General that the exercise would be based on merit. He was said to have assured  them that the result would not be delayed a day longer than necessary. …

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Parker Says He Will Show That Joshua Is Not A god

Joseph Parker has dismissed Anthony Joshua’s “unrealistic” claims and insists he will beat the British-born Nigerian  because “he’s not a god”. The WBO heavyweight world champion was responding to Joshua’s suggestion that no human can beat him, ahead of their unification fight on Saturday. Parker and Joshua went face to face at the Sky Central press conference and the New Zealander made it clear that he would  prove the favourite wrong. “I am a champion. I am here to take his belts back, so if he sees that as a…

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NIMASA: Peterside Job Hangs As Stakeholders Call For His Sack

Amaechi In Trouble Over Maritime Security Contract   By Bayo Bernard   The Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has a big cause for worry over his job. In the last few weeks, the boyish looking boss of the top maritime regulatory agency has been faced with a barrage of criticism, particularly from keen stakeholders in the industry with vast knowledge of the workings of the agency and the sector at large, who are calling for his sack. The magazine learnt that…

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Local Airlines under threat of extinction

Corruption, political interference, bad management decisions, cronyism, tough working environment  and so many other factors have made it almost impossible for local airlines to survive the turbulence that the local aviation industry have run into. Apart from the fact that many of them are struggling with low start up capital and therefore manages to just beat the minimal requirement for airline operational takeoff, so much epileptic services are traceable to the low boarding etiquette by ground handling staff. For example, Aerocontractors started as an airline servicing the rigs and were…

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IPOB Says Danjuma’s Call Belated, As FG Says The Call An Invitation To Anarchy

The Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday said Danjuma’s call that Nigerians should defend themselves against killers was belated. IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement described Danjuma’s statement as “crying over spilt milk.”  It said what Danjuma said was what IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had foreseen many years back. The group said if people like Danjuma, who vilified Kanu then, had supported the IPOB leader’s view, Nigeria would not have degenerated into a state where life meant little or nothing. The sttaemnet by IPOB titled, ‘Only if…

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