Iwobi – I’m proud to play for Nigeria

Alex Iwobi is proud to represent Nigeria – even though he says it was “a difficult decision” to turn down England. The 19-year-old has been the breakthrough star of Arsenal’s season and has two goals and three assists in his three Premier League starts for the club. Iwobi, who was born in Lagos, has made Read more

Nigerian sports minister – I haven’t received court order

Nigerian sports minister Solomon Dalung has disclosed he has yet to receive a court order which purportedly sacked the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Amaju Pinnick. Nigeria have been threatened with a ban by world football governing body FIFA if it were established of a third-party interference in the running Read more

JEDC Begins Distribution of 120,000 Pre-Paid Meters

Electricity Distribution Company has commenced the distribution and installation of 120,000 prepaid meters in its four franchise-states of Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe and Benue. Its Managing Director, Mohammed Gidado Modibbo, stated this during the commissioning of the pre-paid electronic meters distribution which also saw the distribution of transformers and other materials of the company in Jos. Read more

Sisi defends handover of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi addressed the controversy around his government’s recognition of Saudi sovereignty over two Red Sea islands last week, saying the islands of Tiran and Sanafir are Saudi. “The controversy is caused by the difference between how the state deals with the issue and how people take it from an individual perspective,” he said in Read more

Ghana to lose millions of euros as EPA expires on October 1

Leading banana and pineapple exporting company in West Africa, Golden Exotic Limited (GEL), has warned that Ghana risks losing millions of euros as government delays in ratifying the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) signed with the European Union (EU) before it expires on October 1, 2016. In December 2007, Ghana initialled an interim EPA to avoid Read more

Suspected ethnic Fulani herders killed at least 15 villagers and burnt down homes in Taraba state in eastern Nigeria

Suspected ethnic Fulani herders killed at least 15 villagers and burnt down homes in Taraba state in eastern Nigeria in a dispute over grazing rights, police said. State police spokesman Kwaji Joseph told AFP the incident happened on Sunday when the herdsmen stormed Dori and Mesuma in the Gashaka local government area. “A group of Read more

Man commits suicide in Aba

A young man identified as Mr. Samuel Ogwo has reportedly committed suicide at Ehere village in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State. The incident took place at the weekend in a yet-to-be completed three storey building located at Nwobasi Estate, some kilometers off the commercial hub of the state. Information about the incident, until Read more