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Nigeria and China Railway Construction Corporation negotiate building Ibadan dry port

NIGERIA'S federal government and the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) have entered into negotiations over the construction of an Ibadan inland dry port as part of an ongoing plan to ease the congestion at Apapa.

 

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Evacuation of stranded Nigerians in UK delayed after Air Peace is denied Heathrow landing rights

PLANS to evacuate hundreds of Nigerians stranded in the UK over the weekend have had to be cancelled and postponed until later on in the week after British aviation authorities denied Air Peace landing rights at Heathrow Airport.

 

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Two Madagascan lawmakers die from coronavirus casting further doubts on the efficacy of Covid Organics

TWO Madagascan lawmakers have died over the last week after becoming infected with coronavirus while a further 25 have tested positive for the virus casting doubts over the efficacy of the Covid Organics herbal remedy.

 

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Ndubuisi Egbo set to become the first Nigerian manager ever to win a European league title

FORMER Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo is on course to become the first Nigerian ever to manage a European clubside to a national league title as his clubside KF Tirana is two wins away from winning the Albanian title.

 

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Lagos State government takes over ownership of National Theatre and promises to revitalise it

LAGOS State government has taken ownership of Nigeria's most iconic building the National Arts Theatre in Iganmu after the federal government handed it over at a ceremony last weekend.

 

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President Buhari needs to initiate a public works building programme that looks something like this

Ayo Akinfe

(1) The federal ministry of works will directly employ 2m youths to engage in an ambitious road construction programme linking all state capitals to a national road network

(2) Every state government will be set a target of building at least 1m housing units over the next five years

(3) Every state government will be mandated to build roads linking every one of its local government areas with the capital

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356 soldiers write to Buratai demanding voluntary retirement over a loss of interest in the army

AS many as 356 soldiers have written to the chief of army staff Lt General Tukur Buratai demanding voluntary retirement citing a loss of interest as their reason for wanting disengagement from the Nigerian Army.

 

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Former Liverpool target Chidozie Awaziem nominated for Leganes Player Of The Season

SUPER Eagles centreback and former Liverpool target Chidozie Awaziem has been nominated for the Leganes Player Of The Season after an outstanding campaign that has seen him become a first choice at the Spanish club where he is currently on loan.

 

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President Buhari needs to look Nigerians in the eye and tell them the blatant truth that these are 10 luxuries we cannot afford in this post-coronavirus era

Ayo Akinfe

(1) Private jets - A Gulfstream costs about $65m. Only the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has that kind of foreign exchange. In this new era, every penny needs to be saved for the purchase of much-needed industrial equipment. If we deplete the CBN’s reserves on things like private jets, then we have no moral right to complain when it has no dollars to buy refinery equipment of electricity turbines

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Bus driver dies after being beaten up for telling passengers to wear facemasks before boarding

FRENCH bus driver Philippe Monguillot who was badly beaten by passengers after asking them to wear face masks in line with coronavirus rules has died after his family decided to switch off his life support machine.

 

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