Minister, NFF iron out knotty issues

The minister sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, on Tuesday, met with the chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to chart a way forward for the sport in the country. The meeting was called by the minister to address issues that emanated from Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations to be Read more

Zuma impeachment defeated, ANC and opposition prepare for war

The ANC scored a Pyrrhic victory on Tuesday. Using its numbers the governing party defeated a DA motion for President Jacob Zuma’s removal from office, but instead of ending the turmoil around the Nkandla scandal, opposition parties were galvanised into a united front not seen in a year at Parliament. If the ANC, which had Read more

300 Boko Haram fighters arrested, Cameroon says

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, refugees that fled their homes due to violence from the Islamic extremists group Boko Haram inside a refugee camp in Minawao, Cameroon. Cameroon officials say prisons are overcrowded with suspected Islamic extremists whose insurgency has spilled from Nigeria. Cameroon says multinational forces fighting Boko Haram have Read more

Show of Shame! Nasarawa Lawmakers Fight Over Appointment of Sole Administrators

Lawmakers in Nasarawa state have been caught on camera bitterly fighting over appointments withing the state. The members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Friday engaged each other in a fight during plenaries, as issues surrounding the appointment of local council administrators divided the House. The Breaking Times reports that after a two-year Read more

Celebrities Endorse! See Which Stars Have Backed Which Candidates in the 2016 Election

Celebrities Endorse! See Which Stars Have Backed Which Candidates in the 2016 Election Beyoncé Beyoncé first stepped out for Hillary in May 2015, attending a fundraiser for the presidential candidate. And the love is mutual: Hill told voters in December 2015 that she wants to be “as good a president as Beyoncé is a performer.” Read more

Orange to invest in Nigerian e-commerce group Africa Internet

French telecommunications company Orange is to invest 75 million euro ($85 million) in Nigerian e-commerce group Africa Internet Group (AIG) and become a shareholder, the two companies said on Tuesday. AIG, which was founded in Nigeria in 2012, already counts Goldman Sachs, South African telecoms group MTN and Germany’s Rocket Internet among its shareholders. It Read more

APC Youth Leader Butchered and Burnt by Fulani Herdsmen

The Benue Police Command on Monday confirmed the assassination of the APC youth leader in Tarka LGA by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The mudered youth leader (Photo: Benue Youth Forum) The brutal assassination of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader in Tarka Local Government Area in Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen has been Read more

Exposed- Senator David Mark Illegally Operates 8 Secret Offshore Shell Companies

Nigeria’s immediate past Senate President, David Mark, has links to at least eight offshore shell companies while holding public office, in violation of a federal code of conduct law, a massive leak of files belonging to Mossack Fonseca, a law firm in Panama, shows. The files, seen by Premium Times, show how Mossack Fonseca, reputed Read more