Elder Ekefre tells Biafran agitators to leave Akwa Ibom alone as they treated Phillip Effiong with disdain

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Akwa Ibom State Elder Enefiok Ekefre  has urged those campaigning for the south-south to be included in Biafra to desist from doing so as the defunct republic's former number General Philip Effiong was treated with disdain.

 

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Zambian head coach expresses confidence in his team's ability to beat Eagles in Uyo next month

ZAMBIA'S head coach Wedson Nyirenda has expressed confidence that his Copper Bullets team popularly known as Chipololopo can beat the Super Eagles when they meet in Uyo on October 7 and qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

 

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Women's affairs minister Aisha Alhassan throws her weight behind Atiku for 2019 elections

WOMEN affairs minister Senator Aisha Alhassan has caused consternation within Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by declaring that she will back former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

 

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EFCC to resume probe of Saraki's business associate Kennedy Izuagbe after winning court case

ECONOMIC and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials plan to resume their investigations against senate president Dr Bukola Saraki by prosecuting one of his close associates Lagos businessman Dr Kennedy Izuagbe.

 

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NFF pays Eagles full match winning bonus for 1-1 draw against Cameroon in Yaounde

NIGERIAN Football Federation (NFF) officials have opted to pay players and officials of the Super Eagles the full match bonus for Monday’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon despite the fact that the team drew 1-1 in Yaounde.

 

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Military officials claim to have killed two senior Boko Haram commanders over the Sallah period

MILITARY officials have claimed that the Nigerian Army killed two Boko Haram commanders in Borno State during the Sallah break as part of an operation to finish off the insurgents.

 

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Katsina man dies during traditional Fulani Sharo duel involving a fight to win woman's hand in marriage

KATSINA man Ahmed Saidu  has been arrested by the police and looks set to be charged with manslaughter after killing another local Yari Inusa during a traditional marriage ritual that involved both of them fighting it out to win a lady's hand.

 

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Nigerian Job Centre staffer sued for domestic servitude after bringing over teenager to work for her

NIGERIAN-born Job Centre staffer Afolake Adeniji has been taken to court in London for tricking a teenager to work as her slave for 10 years after luring her to the UK with the promise of free education.

 

Ms Adeniji, 50,  had promised the victim free education in UK then made her work in servitude for more than 10 years, a UK court was told. Apparently, she tricked the now 27-year-old woman into flying to London from her home in Nigeria in 2003, when she was just 13.

 

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Ebonyians turn out en masse as local APC chapter organises solidarity rally for Buhari

MEMBERS of the Ebonyi State chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) successfully organised a solidarity rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari across the state this week.

 

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Atiku's political associate warns that Obasanjo plans to make El-Rufai or Kwankwaso president in 2019

FORMER vice president Atiku Abubakar's close political associate Alhaji Abdullahi Sugar has warned that ex-president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has finalised plans to install Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai as the next president come 2019.

 

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