Mexico U23s vs Nigeria U23s kick-off 2.30am Sunday

Mexico and Nigeria will play a warm-up game ahead of the Rio Olympics by 2.30am Nigerian time on Sunday, officials have informed AfricanFootball.com That kick-off time will be 8.30pm Saturday local time in Mexico as Nigeria is five hours ahead.  The match will be played at the Aguascalientes Stadium, home ground of newly promoted top-tier Read more

Suspected militants, hold Deputy Gov, others hostage in Governor’s office

Over 20 suspected Bakassi militants on Friday invaded the Cross River State Governor’s office in Calabar, apparently to express anger over alleged abandonment of the Bakassi returnees by the government. The group, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, arrived the state’s seat of power shortly after the Deputy Governor, Ivara Esu, reported for duties. A source, who pleaded Read more

China is to construct $ 19.4 billion railway in Nigeria, says media

A Chinese company will take up construction work of two railway projects in Nigeria, said Nigerian Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi Wednesday in an interview with CNBC Africa. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd. (CCECC), one of the subsidiaries of China Railway Construction Corporation, a state-owned construction enterprise, will undertake the construction work of a Read more

Police, Parties, Condemn Killing of Oyo Lawmaker

The Oyo state police command on Saturday vowed to track the gunmen who assassinated a serving Labour Party (LP) lawmaker in the Oyo state House of Assembly, Gideon Aremu, who represented Oorelope constituency. He was gunned down late Friday evening in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in his Alakia Ibadan residence after alighting Read more

California’s tough gun laws are getting stricter

California’s gun laws, already some of the strictest in the nation, will get even more stringent next year. Gov. Jerry Brown signed onto much of the gun-control agenda advocated by legislative Democrats, who are clamoring to crack down in the wake of high-profile mass shootings including last year’s terrorist attack in San Bernardino. The Democratic Read more