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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics basketball suddenly looks wide open after reigning champions the United States suffered their worst World Cup, Spain triumphed and Argentina surprised.
Says Majek Fashek needs financial support
Uzoma Day Omenka, manager to legendary singer, Majek Fashek, has come out in a new video to quell death rumour making the rounds about the rainmaker crooner.
In a video in front of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London, shot Sunday, 15 September, the manager thanked Nigerians for their continued support both financially and spiritually.
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“For those praying for Majek, I want to say your prayers are working as he is improving by the day.
…challenges Igbo to return from South Africa, India and other parts of the world
By Rasheed Sobowale
The former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, voiced that he does not know what the IPOB is advocating for till date.
Okorocha who did not deny knowing members of the group said he would only consider joining them only if the Nnamdi Kalu-led group can convince him on why he must join IPOB and where it is taking the Igbos to.
MIXED reactions have continued to trail the acceptance of Prof. Banji Akintoye as the leader of the Yoruba nation.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, weekend, said state police, as being canvassed by some Nigerians, including state governors, was not feasible in Nigeria because of the complex nature of the country.
Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja
Unknown gunmen on weekend kidnapped Miss Ai’shat Umar Ardo (Ummi), the daughter of Adamawa State politician, Dr Umar Ardo.
Miss Ardo was said to have been kidnapped on Saturday night around 7:45pm at Blinkers Shopping Mall, Asokoro Abuja.
The father of the victim, Dr Ardo, who disclosed the kidnap of his daughter said the kidnappers put her in an ash Camry and zoomed off.
Ardo, who is said to be a cousin of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, said that the kidnappers were yet to make contact with the family.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick as Los Angeles Galaxy pummelled Sporting Kansas City 7-2 on Sunday to put themselves in the thick of the Major League Soccer playoff race.
AS the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, gets set to execute President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive on restriction of foreign exchange for importation of agro-food items, we draw attention to issues that should be of utmost importance in the collective interest of Nigerians.
GOVERNORS elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have thrown their weight behind the party leadership’s decision to challenge Wednesday’s judgement of the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal, PEPT, that threw out the petition of Atiku Abubakar, the party’s 2019 presidential candidate.
AFTER the end of the Second World War, WWII, Europe faced several problems, these included economic and political. France worried of a resurgent Germany, economically and militarily, Soviet Union threats and the unfolding Cold War. Thus for Europe to overcome these challenges, it led to the process of the establishment of the European Communities in the 1950s, such as the European Coal and Steel Community, ECSC, the European Economic Community, EEC, and the European Atomic Energy Community, EURATOM, that dovetailed into the European Community, EC.
By Henry Boyo
THE latest widespread currency of the word, Xenophobia, in September, 2019, is, arguably, instigated by media reports of the looting and burning, of several shops, allegedly, owned in South Africa, by foreign nationals, primarily from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Somalia and Ethiopia.
Incidentally, xenophobia is defined as “dislike of, or, prejudice against people from other countries;” indeed, the latest rampage is a precursor of similar attacks which date back, to 1994, when such attacks were first reported against Mozambican and Congolese immigrants in South Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, yesterday, dispatched three special envoys to Nigeria and six other African countries to deliver messages of pan-African unity and solidarity, following xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Union Bank supports women capacity building with Alpher
MORTGAGE Warehouse Funding Limited, MWFL, under its N20 billion asset-backed Commercial Paper programme said it has pre-financed its first series of mortgages to Trustbond Mortgage Bank Plc.
Reacting to his acceptance to be the Yoruba leader, the Yoruba Council of Elder, YCE said his choice is a welcome development. According to the Secretary-General of the council, Dr Kunle Olajide, the unity agenda he hinged his acceptance speech on is what the Yoruba nation needs at this time.
By Babajide Komolafe
THE upward trend of interest rates on treasury bills is expected to persist this week as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, seeks to refinance N179 billion worth of maturing bills.
Last week, the apex bank sold N178.7 billion worth of primary market (fresh) TBs in three tenors of 91 Days, 182 Days, and 364 Days.
The 182 Days and 364 Days bills were, however, sold at higher stop rates of 11.79 percent and 13.5 percent respectively from 11.59 percent and 12.9 percent in the previous auction.
EVEN the village idiot now knows that Nigeria is an unhappy country falling every day. Suddenly, no economic index is favourable. Unemployment is high and getting worse. Exchange rate has remained stubbornly high; prices of goods are rising; external reserves are dwindling; Excess Crude Account, ECA, is being steadily depleted and debts are at the highest level since Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala got us out of the debt trap in 2004.
AS the battles over the 2019 Presidential elections rage in the courts, I had cause to examine governance in the closing years of colonialism, the First and Second Republics and contrast it with the past 35 years of military-civilian rule. I did so using four critical sectors. The first is education which is both a vehicle for development and an instrument for emancipation. I am convinced that an education that enables the student to master his environment, to be useful to himself and his society, is an education that liberates; that is the kind of education we require.
DESPITE the sluggish economic growth and headwinds recorded in the first half of 2019, HI’19, aggregate growth rate in topline (gross earnings) and bottom-line (Profit Before Tax, PBT) of both tier-1 and tier-2 banks listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, tipped up to 5 percent and 11.6 percent to N 2.2 trillion and N561.3 billion.
Obviously peeved at what he considers a disconnect between the South African government and the xenophobic attackers, the President of the Bolytag Centre for International Diplomacy and Strategic Studies, BOCIDASS, and former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, Professor Bola Akinterinwa in this interview among others stresses the need for the African Union, AU, to address the recurring xenophobic attacks on foreigners that are turning South Africa into a failed State.