Rohr omits Victor Moses from 23-man squad called for Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa

SUPER Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has unveiled his squad for the forthcoming 2019 Nations Cup qualifier taking place against South Africa on June 10 with several surprises that include the dropping of English Premier League champion Victor Moses.



Arsenal reach agreement with Belgian side Eupen to sign Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru for £6.8m


ENGLISH Premiership giants Arsenal have agreed to purchase Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru from Belgian clubside KAS Eupen for £6.8m as part of a drive to strengthen its attack ahead of the forthcoming season.



Acting president Osinbajo delays signing of 2017 budget into law to engage in further consultations


ACTING president Professor Yemi Osinbajo has delayed signing the 2017 budget into law after it was decided to engage in further consultations before assenting to the 2017 appropriation bill.



Southeast governors distance themselves from calls for secession and Ipob's sit-at-home protest

GOVERNORS of the five Igbo states of the southeast geo-political zone have distanced themselves from the ongoing calls for the recreation of the breakaway Biafran republic saying that they believe in Ndigbo remaining part of Nigeria.


Today is Biafra Remembrance Day as it was 30 years ago on May 30 1967 that the breakaway republic was first declared. To mark the day, secessionist campaigners like the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) have called for a sit-in across the southeast, urging Igbos not to go to work.



Acting president Professor Yemi Osinbajo's Democracy Day speech

Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation.

Today marks the second anniversary of our assumption of office. We must thank the Almighty God not only for preserving our lives to celebrate this second anniversary, but for giving us hope, strength and confidence as we faced the challenges of the past two years.
Our administration outlined three specific areas for our immediate intervention on assumption of office: these were Security, Corruption and the Economy.


Super Eagles and Corsica play 1-1 draw with Corsica national team in Ajaccio

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles played a 1-1 draw with the Corsica national team in Ajaccio last night after Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho equalised from the penalty spot in the 80th minute of the game.

In the match which took place at the Stade Francois Coty, Jean-Jacques Mandrichi put the Corsicans in front in the half before Iheanacho levelled matters late in the game from the spot. Nigeria's head coach Gernot Rohr, handed new recruits Tyronne Ebuehi, Henry Onyekuru and Ibrahim Alhassan starting places in a new-look team.


UK diaspora body swears in new executive committee to run its affairs for the next two years

DIASPORA umbrella body the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) has elected a new set of officials to govern its affairs for the next two years following the successful conclusion of a stormy annual general meeting (AGM) today.

At the volatile meeting which took place at the Nigerian High Commission in London, Emmanuel Namah, the welfare minister had to repeatedly intervene to calm nerves. A faction of the former executive committee led by its chairman Tunde Loye had wanted to annul the elections and extend their tenure in office.


Super Eagles to face national team of French tourist island Corsica in Ajaccio tonight

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles will face the national team of Corsica today at the Stade Francois Coty in Ajaccio in a friendly game organised to get the squad prepared for its forthcoming World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

At the venue on the French island, the play the national team in a warm-up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana on June 10. As Corsica is technically part of France and not a Fifa-registered member, the game will not count as a Grade A friendly


Biafra: 50 years after: We are greater together than being apart – Osinbajo


*Says the greatest responsibility of Nigerian leaders today is to give a pathway to unity in diversity.

In a what is seen as a pivotal speech and significant demonstration of the Buhari administration commitment to purposeful nation-building, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has underscored the need for Nigerian leaders to give the younger generation the vision on a pathway to unity in diversity.


FDI into Nigeria falls by 41% over the first quarter of 2017 dropping to 10 year low

FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) into Nigeria fell by over 41% during the first quarter of 2017 to $9.8.27m compared with the $1.55bn that was recorded during the fourth quarter of 2016 according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Data just published by the NBS reveals that the FDI inflow recorded in the first quarter of 2017 is the lowest seen in 10 years. According to the report tagged the Capital Importation Report, the figure represents a decline of $640.61m from the last quarter of 2016, representing a 41.36% fall.



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