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OBI EZEKWEZILI CALLS FOR AVIATION REGULATOR’S INTERVENTION

A former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has described as troubling the alleged attempt to distort the healthy competition by dominant players on the Lagos-London route occasioned by the entry of Air Peace.  Ezekwesili in a statement posted on X, said the market regulator in the aviation sector must immediately nip in the bud the predatory moves of those dominant airlines on Lagos-London route once it gets all the facts. The former Minister buttressed that hostile pricing models in any competitive market […]

todayApril 11, 2024

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BARCELONA AND ATLÉTICO MADRID RECORD WINS IN FIRST LEGS OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid both recorded wins in the first legs of their Champions League quarter-final last night. The LaLiga champions left France with a narrow 3-2 win over PSG, after Raphinha opened the scoring at the Parc des Princes, but the hosts went in front thanks to goals from Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha. Barca levelled the game through another Raphinha goal, before Andreas Christensen headed in the winner. In the other game of the night, Rodrigo De Paul and Samuel Lino gave […]

todayApril 11, 2024

Entertainment

SHALLIPOPI ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR HIS SOPHOMORE ALBUM

Street hop star,  Shallipopi has announced April 12th as the release date for his sophomore album,  titled 'Shakespopi' Shallipopi, who rose to mainstream success in 2022 after he released a series of hit single that showcased his catchy rap style infused with his Benin heritage, shocked fans with the announcement of a new single which will come with his sophomore album.  In a post on his social media, Shallipopi announced that 'Shakespopi' is  set to be released on April 12, 2024, which is his birthday.   He also shared that his […]

todayApril 11, 2024

National

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS HALF PAY FOR SSANU AND NASU MEMBERS

The Federal Government says members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, will get half of their withheld salaries should President Bola Tinubu approve the payment of their salary arrears. The Minister of Education, Tahir Mamman, revealed this yesterday, saying that the non-academic staff members of universities were not on strike for the same period in 2022 as their academic counterparts. He stated that the government has been doing everything possible to get a relief […]

todayApril 11, 2024

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EVERTON GET NEW POINTS DEDUCTION

Premier League club side, Everton, has been hit with a two-point deduction for another breach of the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules (PSR). Everton was charged again in January, alongside Nottingham Forest, for breaching PSR rules over a period ending with the 2022/23 season. Forest, on the other hand was handed a four-point deduction and has appealed against the decision. The club sat 15th in the Premier League table, four points above the bottom three before the points deduction […]

todayApril 9, 2024

Entertainment

COURT FINES ACTRESS HALIMA ABUBAKAR TEN MILLION NAIRA FOR DEFAMATION

Nollywood actress Halima Abubakar has been slammed with a N10 million fine for publishing libellous statements about the Senior Pastor and General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman. A Federal Capital Territory High Court yesterday ordered the actress to pay the amount to the cleric as damages. According to a certified true copy of the judgement, Apostle Suleman accused the actress of publishing derogatory comments against him on her Instagram page, which were in turn published by several blogs […]

todayApril 9, 2024

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PDP LAWMAKERS DEMAND RESIGNATION OF NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OVER ANTI-PARTY ACTIVITIES

Some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the House of Representatives have called for the resignation of the National Chairman of the party, Umar Damagum, accusing him of working for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).  The lawmakers Led by IKENGA UGOCHINYERE, questioned why the party leadership has stayed silent on the political situation in Rivers State and instead watched President BOLA TINUBU intervene.  The lawmakers, who  claimed to be speaking on behalf of at least 60 lawmakers in the opposition […]

todayApril 9, 2024

National

SULTAN OF SOKOTO DECLARES WEDNESDAY EID- EL-FITR

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Wednesday, April 10, as Eid-el-Fitri day. This was contained in a press release signed by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs to the Sultanate Council, Professor Sambo Junaidu,  The statement confirmed that the council has acknowledged the report and officially designated Wednesday as the commencement of Shawwal 1445AH. However, the  Sultan felicitated with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wished them Allah’s guidance and blessings, while urging the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for […]

todayApril 9, 2024

News

NFF SUSPENDS REFEREES NASIRU AND ASSISTANT FROM OFFICIATING IN NIGERIA NATIONAL LEAGUE.

The Refereeing Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has expelled centre referee, ZAHARAUDEEN NASIRU from officiating in the Nigeria National League, NNL.  NASIRU’S sacking was necessitated following his poor officiating in the matchday 17 encounter between Jigawa Golden Stars and Sporting Supreme, where he awarded a goal that had been scored through a handball in favour of Jigawa Golden Stars.  A memo released by the body revealed that NASIRU'S  assistant, USMAN AUWALU,  was also expelled and  their sacking takes immediate effect.  The NFF […]

todayApril 8, 2024

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