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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Court picks September 25 for ruling in IGP’s suit against Senate

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday fixed September for judgement on a suit filed by the Inspector -General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, against the Senate and its President, Bukola Saraki. Justice John Tsoho chose the date after listening to IGP’s lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN), argued on behalf of his client and urged the court to grant the plaintiff’s ... Read More »

Bad officiating denied Eagles’ victory – Drogba

Phoenix Rising and former Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has said bad officiating led to Nigeria’s ouster against Argentina at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia on Tuesday. The former Chelsea striker who spoke on BBC One said the referee favoured Argentina unjustly with the decision not to award the second penalty. He said, “I think it’s a bad ... Read More »

GTBank Master’s Cup the Road to the Finals 2018.

Queens College Yaba, Ansar-Ud Deen Girls High School Itire, King’s College Lagos and Igbobi College progressed to the Finals of the 2018 Master’s Cup football competition after semifinal games played at the Agege stadium on Tuesday 26th June 2018. The semifinals began with matches in the female category; the first game saw 2017 Champions Queen’s College, Yaba defeat Ansar-Ud-Deen College, ... Read More »

NCC halts Visafone acquisition by MTN

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, on Monday waded into the acquisition of Visafone by South African mobile giant MTN, saying the acquisition cannot be done without a public inquiry to enable stakeholders determine the future of Visafone in the overall interest of the industry. The decision of the NCC to halt the acquisition followed a heated debate on the matter ... Read More »

Davido wins BET Best International Act Award 2018

Nigerian singer Davido has won the Best International Act at the 2018 BET Award. The pop singer won the award on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at an event which held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. To win the award, the ”Assurance” singer beat fellow nominees, Tiwa Savage, Booba (France), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Dadju (France), Distruction Boyz (South ... Read More »

APC CONVENTION ; Oshiomhole set for coronation as Ebri quits

  The coast was clear yesterday for former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole to be crowned on Saturday as All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman. His last opponent, former Cross River State Governor Clement Ebri, withdrew from the race. On Wednesday, another contestant, who is also a former Edo State Governor, Prof.  Osarheime Osunbor, quit the race. Oshiomhole will now ... Read More »

Decade Old Story Wins GTBank’s Dusty Manuscript Contest

A manuscript written almost ten years ago has been selected as the winner of the Dusty Manuscript Contest; a Prize organized for budding Nigerian writers. Written by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, the winningmanuscript, titled Devil’s Pawn clinched the top prize ahead of The Orchid Protocol by Onoche Emeka Onyekwena and The Other Side of Truth by Nneoma Anieto, which came first ... Read More »

APC convention: Court refuses to stop Lagos’ delegates

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused a motion seeking to restrain the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from recognising Lagos State delegates for Saturday’s national convention of the party. Justice Babatunde Quadri, who read a ruling prepared by Justice Binta Nyako, said the motion for interlocutory injunction filed by a member of ... Read More »

Sex for marks: OAU sacks Prof Richard Akindele

The Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife has dismissed Prof Richard Akindele for sexually harassing Ms Monica Osagie, a student of the university. The Council announced his dismissal at its meeting yesterday following the recommendation of the university Senate on June 20, 2018. The Senate had considered the report of the committee set up to investigate the ... Read More »

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