Nigerian Football Federation delegation to pay solidarity visit to Ikeme in the UK as he fights leukaemia

NIGERIAN Football Federation (NFF) officials plan to visit Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme currently hospitalised in England after being diagnosed as having with acute leukaemia.


Ikeme, 31, who mans goal for Nigeria and English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers, was recently found to have leukaemia, otherwise known as cancer of the blood during a pre-season medical. He has since begun receiving treatment amid an outpouring of support from across world football.



Supreme Court declares former Kaduna governor Ahmed Makarfi is the bonafide PDP chairman

FORMER Kaduna State governor Senator Ahmed Makarfi has been declared as the authentic national chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) after Nigeria's Supreme Court ruled that he was duly elected at its convention.



Osinbajo returns to Abuja after whirlwind trip to London to confer with Buhari

ACTING president Professor Yemi Osinbajo returned to Abuja early this morning after a whirlwind trip to the UK where he went to confer with ailing President Muhammadu Buhari  currently recuperating  in London.



RCCG faces being dragged to court by its members who were defrauded in an Abuja property scheme

LEADERS of one of Nigeria's largest pentecostal churches the Christian Church of God (RCCG) face being dragged to court by their members over fraudulent dealings in a property purchase programme that involved many parishioners being fleeced off.



Dame Patience Jonathan writes to National assembly claiming EFCC is trying to assassinate her

FORMER first last lady Dame Patience Jonathan has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of hiring assassins to kill her in a letter she wrote to the National Assembly asking it to protect her.



Process to recall Dino Melaye from senate gathers pace as Inec posts notices at its Lokoja office

KOGI West's Senator Dino Melaye's battle against being recalled from the senate intensified yesterday after the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) published the notice of verification to begin the recall process.



Ohaneze Ndigbo warns Ipob and Igbo youths that their clamour for Biafra risks another war

OHANEZE Ndigbo has warned Igbo youths currently clamouring for the recreation of the independent state of Biafra of the dangers what they are demanding pointing out that they are veering towards the calamity of war.



Kelechi Iheanacho looks set to join Leicester City after Foxes and Man City agree £25m transfer fee

SUPER Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho looks all set to line up for Leicester City next season alongside compatriots Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi after the club agreed to a £25m transfer fee with Manchester City.



Lagos Island, Victoria and Lekki neighbourhoods to face severe power cuts over recent flooding

RESIDENTS of the high brow areas of Lagos metropolis affected by the recent heavy flooding face the threat of major power loss after the local electricity company revealed that the crisis could result in major disruptions.



Progressives Leaders Association opens Igbo language school in South Africa

NDIGBO children in South Africa can now be taught in Igbo language after the Progressives Leaders Association (Pila) decided to open a school in the country and has already enrolled 16 pupils in its first intake.


Pila is an organisation which sponsors an Igbo language school in the US and now is expanding its base. Chima Umealo, the coordinator of Pila in South Africa, said the group’s aim was to secure the Igbo language and ensure it would not be extinct.



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