• Sports

    Atletico Madrid bid to erase pain of finals past in Marseille showdown

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    After painful defeats in recent continental finals, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are determined to justify their status as favourites in Wednesday’s Europa League showpiece against Marseille in Lyon. Atletico lost in extra time to Real Madrid in the Champions League final of 2014, having been seconds away from victory in 90 minutes, and then lost…

  • Politics

    ‘I believe Buhari will accept defeat, if he loses in 2019’

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    Olusola Christwealth, Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Dr. Kola Olusola-Christwealth was a former member of the Labour Party (LP) in the United Kingdom (UK), and was once invited to contest a political office during tenure of erstwhile British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair but he declined. He speaks with…

  • Politics

    I have not anointed any candidate, Ajimobi declares

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    Governor Abiola Ajimobi •Ortom installs 10 first class monarchs in Benue Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi has declared that he has not anointed any candidate as his preferred successor. He made the clarification while receiving a delegation of leaders and elders of the party from across the five zones of the state. They had paid…

  • Politics

    Nigeria gradually degenerating to a failed state, says Omobude

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    Rev Felix Omobude Rev. Felix Omobude is the National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and General Overseer, New Covenant Gospel Church. In this interview with MICHAEL EGBEJULE, he speaks on the state of insecurity in the country and politicking ahead of 2019 general elections among other sundry issues. What is the security situation…

  • Foreign

    Mahathir to stay up to two years as Malaysia leader, no deal for Najib

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    Newly-elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (R) addresses the media next to Wan Azizah, the wife of jailed former opposition leader and current Federal opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, in Kuala Lumpur on May 11, 2018. Malaysia’s king has agreed to pardon jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim at once, newly installed Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said…

  • Nigeria

    Judiciary needs men of honour to deal with executive recklessness, says CJN

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    Justice Walter Onnoghen The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen has said that the judiciary needs knowledgeable men of honour and integrity to deal with executive recklessness, adding that it is one of the available recourse against the abuse of executive power and interpretation of law. Onnoghen stated this yesterday, at the first…

  • Metro Plus

    Police stall Kano speaker’s impeachment, seal off Assembly

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    Nigeria Police • Refute report of Enugu church bombing  Policemen and personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday, prevented an alleged move by aggrieved members of the Kano State House of Assembly to impeach Speaker Yusuf Abdullah Atta. The armed operatives, who arrived in 10 vehicles, sealed off all entry points…

  • Nigeria

    Gunmen in Bayelsa attack Air Force helipad, kill airman

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    • Air vice marshal orders investigation Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Sunday attacked a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helipad in Igbodene, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, killing an airman and making away with his rifle. The incident is a disturbing addition to a growing list of attacks by criminal elements in the oil-rich state. In…

  • Business

    Risks in Nigeria, China $2.5b currency swap deal

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    For the country to achieve full benefits from the recent currency swap deal, it must develop competitive advantage in the production of certain exportable goods that China currently imports, the Head, Research, FSDH Merchant Bank, Ayodele Akinwunmi has said.Although the deal, generally believed will improve foreign exchange stability, and aid external reserves management to some…

  • Politics

    APC wins Kaduna council elections as PDP protests, alleges fraud

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    Clears councillorship three wards’ seats in Niger bye-election The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State won 16 of the 23 local councils’ chairmanship and councillorship elections at the weekend, amidst protests by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Results released by the state’s Independent Electoral Commission (SIECOM) returning officers, however, showed that the PDP only…