2019 WWC: Super Falcons Faces Canada’s Hurdle

By Akinwale Kasali Coach Thomas Dennerby’s side, the Super Falcons of Nigeria are gearing up to stage a superlative performance against the Canadian ladies in a friendly match in preparation for the 2019 FIFA World Cup to be held in France in few months time. The nine-time African champions pummeled Iceland first division side,  UMF Selfoss 6-1 on Friday, the Super Falcons face a big test when they square up against their Canadian counterparts in a friendly match in Murcia, Spain later this evening. Following earlier tests against the likes…

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Senate To Pass 2019 Budget On April 16

  By Akinwale Kasali The Senate has adjourned plenary till April 9, to allow its Committee on Appropriation conclude work on the 2019 Budget. This followed the inability of the Committee to submit its report on the budget as proposed when the Senate adjourned on March 20. Announcing the committee’s position, its Vice Chairman, Sen. Sonni Ogbuoji, said less than 10 committees out of over 60 had submitted their budget reports to it, and urged the Upper Chamber for a two weeks extension. “Our report is not ready because some…

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Akinrinade Slams Obasanjo, Says He Belongs To The Dustbin In History

By Akinwale Kasali Former Chief-of-Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade, has lambasted former president Olusegun Obasanjo, saying that he belongs to the dustbin of history, urging Nigerians not to take him serious, because he is irrelevant to the development of the nation. The ex-general also urged the media to stop giving Obasanjo publicity as he lacks credibility. He said, “The Nigerian media appear to have forgotten they are indeed the fourth estate of the realm. They are gatekeepers. They owe Nigeria the responsibility of keeping this irritable man where he…

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Transparency International Slams FG, Says TraderMoni Is Vote Buying

By Akinwale Kasali An International Agency, Transparency International has slammed the federal Government over its TraderMoni Initiative which the FG says was created to forestall and curtail poverty in the country and to boost the capital of market women. Transparency International has however slammed the FG saying that it was a device orchestrated in a way to buy the votes and the minds of the electorates. TraderMoni scheme, a collateral-free loan initiative targeted at petty traders and artisans as part of the National Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government,…

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Australian Open 2019: It’s Nadal-Djokovic Final

By Akinwale Kasali For the umpteenth time, Spaniard, Rafael Nadal and Serbian born tennis player, Novak Djokovic will be challenging each other for the grand slam title of the year. Djokovic earlier today continued his quest for a record seventh Australian Open crown by swatting aside French 28th seed Lucas Pouille 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a final against Rafael Nadal. The world number one committed just five unforced errors in a flawless display and moves into a first Melbourne final since 2016. He will face second seed Nadal…

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2019 Presidential Poll: Ezekwesili Explains Why She Quit

By Akinwale Kasali The former Minister for Education and the former Presidential candidate for Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has revealed that she quit her candidacy because her party’s vision and objectives is not in tandem with hers. According to her, she decided to immediately sacrifice her candidacy to uphold her values by withdrawing. “Nigeria and Nigerians deserve a new order of ethical, competent and capable leadership. I had earlier assumed the ACPN was aligned with me to offer that, until it proved otherwise. The values and vision divergence…

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2019 Polls: El-Rufai Says Christians Would Not Vote For His Re-election

Nasir El-Rufai

By Akinwale Kasali Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has dropped a bombshell, saying that 67 percent of Christians will not vote for him at the coming poll in the state. The former Federal Capital Territory Minister, who has been under series of attack from different political and religious groups, not forgotten that some Non-governmental organisations have criticised the policies of the El-Rufai administration, most especially the crisis in Southern Kaduna, which led to loss of lives and properties. The number one citizen of the state said he is aware that…

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2019 Polls: CAN Cautions Politicians

By Akinwale Kasali The President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has warned politicians to avoid utterances and actions, which are capable of setting the country on fire, and causing unrest. Ayokunle stressed that politicians should desist from fanning the ember of hate and war, which could lead to unnecessary crisis, leading to loss of lives and properties. The CAN president said this at the 2nd General Assembly of the Inter-faith Dialogue Forum for Peace, with the theme, ‘‘General Elections and National Security: The Role of Inter-faith Communities’’…

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Amid Boos and Crisis, Buhari Presents Budget Without Economic Plan

By Uche Mbah President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 budget yesterday amid boos, jeers and accolades from the joint sitting of the national Assembly. The budget, which degenerated into a campaign speech by the president, was received with boos and shouts of “it’s a lie”, “no more years”, four more years” etc. It was a rancorous session, which prompted the president to take a break from reading the budget and caution the National Assembly, saying they should not be behaving this way, and that “the world is watching us”. Amid…

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2019 Polls: Agbaje Optimistic Of Defeating APC

Jimi Agbaje

By Akinwale Kasali Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Lagos State, has high hopes becoming the next governor of the state. Agbaje who had on several occasion tried his luck on becoming the governor of the Centre of Excellence, as Lagos State is called, but has been defeated by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the 2015 gubernatorial polls in the state. At the 2015 poll, Agbaje lost to the incumbent governor of the State, Akinwunmi Ambode, but this time around, Agabje believes he has…

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