Super Eagles to play friendlies against Ivory Coast and Tunisia in Austria next month

 

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles are to play friendly games against Ivory Coast and Tunisia in Vienna next month as part of team's preparations for the resumption of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

 

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10 things Nigerian state governors could do today without having to involve the federal government

Ayo Akinfe

(1) Kogi state can attract the likes of Siemens to build a 10,000MW hydro-electric power plant at Idah

(2) Kogi State can build a Niagara Falls-type tourist attraction at the confluence of the rivers Niger and Benue at Lokoja

(3) Taraba State can open the world’s largest nature reserve in Gembu

(4) Niger State can open the world’s largest cattle ranch in Mokwa

(5) Akwa Ibom State can attract investors to build Africa’s largest sea port at Ikot Abasi

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Oshiomhole says he believes recent car crash resulting in two deaths was an assassination attempt

 

FORMER All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman Adams Oshiomhole has labelled the recent car accident his motorcade suffered in Edo State which resulted in the death of two members of his security detail as an assassination attempt.

 

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Egypt enter agreement with China to manufacture their Covid-19 vaccine when it is ready

EGYPT and China have announced plans to sign a cooperation agreement on the production of a Covid-19 vaccine that would guarantee that the Arab giant will become the African manufacturing hub of any cure developed by the Chinese.

 

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Sheffield United step up interest in Super Eagles' Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis

 

ENGLISH Premier League side Sheffield United have stepped up their interest in Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Dennis with a view to signing him from Belgian side Club Brugge ahead of the forthcoming season.

 

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Most Nigerians have forgotten that in 1970 Yakubu Gowon and Obafemi Awolowo achieved 25% GDP growth

Ayo Akinfe

(1) They did it by adopting a simple formula of gathering the best brains around them. They had a National Economic Council (NEC) which Gowon chaired and Awolowo served as its vice chairman

(2) Other members of the NEC included Joseph Tarka, Anthony Enahoro, Aminu Kano, Abubakar Waziri, etc. They formulated economic policy and Gowon took it to the Supreme Military Council to be rubber-stamped

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Atiku writes to National Assembly asking it to reject future requests for unviable loans

 

FORMER vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has written the National Assembly asking senate president Senator Ahmed Lawan to reject any new loan request from the Buhari government meant for projects that are not viable.

 

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Akinwunmi Adesina sworn-in for second term as African Development Bank president

 

NIGERIA's former agriculture minister Dr Akinwunmi Adesina has been sworn-in for a second term in office as the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) after recently being elected unopposed.

 

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Premier League teams look set to miss out on Awaziem as switch to Boavista nears completion

 

SEVERAL English Premier league clubs hopeful of signing Super Eagles centreback Chigozie Awaziem ahead of the forthcoming season look set to miss out as he poised to make switch to fellow Portuguese side Boavista from Porto.

 

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As we enter the last quarter of 2020 Nigerians should set themselves the target of getting the following 10 basic machines patented next year

Ayo Akinfe

(1) A pepper grinding and corn milling machine

(2) A cocoa shelling machine

(3) A double decker molue that can rival Volvo buses in terms of quality

(4) Air conditioned bus stop booths

(5) Double decker railway carriages

(6) An egusi shelling machine

(7) A machine that removes maize from the cob

(8) A cassava and yam peeling machine

(9) An electronic yam pounding machine

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