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Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares 2 days public holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 22 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir. The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja in a statement issued by Dr. Mohammed Umar, the Permanent Secretary at the ministry. While wishing Nigerians a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Dambazau enjoined the citizens …

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Saraki says he’s considering running for president

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Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari when Africa’s top oil producer holds elections in February. “I am consulting and actively considering it,” Saraki, 56, said Tuesday in an interview at his residence in the capital, Abuja. “I believe I can make the change.” After recently defecting from the ruling All Progressives Congress, Saraki said …

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Breaking: Victor Moses retires from international football

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Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses on Wednesday announced his retirement from international football. The 27-year-old who had 37 appearances for Nigeria, decided to play for Nigeria after initially featuring for the English Youth team said he would like to focus on his club career now and his young family. “I would like to announce that after much thought I have …

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Osinbajo orders the end of SARS

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Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the immediate “overhaul’ of Nigerian police’s special anti-robbery squad (SARS). Osinabjo’s directive came after months of the street and social media protests against the police unit which has, over the years, become synonymous with brutality and wanton arrest. “Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that …

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Breaking: Chelsea sign new goalkeeper

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Chelsea have competed the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao. The 23-year-old Spaniard signed a seven-year contract at Stamford Bridge for a record 80 million euro (£71.6 million, $92 million) fee for a goalkeeper. ‘It’s a very important decision for me, for my career, and also for my personal life,” Arrizabalaga told ChelseaFC ‘So many things attracted me to the …

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Chelsea agree Courtois deal to Real Madrid

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Chelsea have agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The 26-year-old goalkeeper will sign a six-year deal at Madrid subject to passing a medical and agreeing personal terms. Croatia international Mateo Kovacic will be on a season-long loan at Stamford Bridge as part of the deal. “Chelsea and Real Madrid have tonight agreed terms …

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Morata changes his jersey number (See Reasons)

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Chelsea striker, Alvaro Morata has left his number 9 jersey number for number 29. Parhaps the change might be fired by the speculations that the jersey number 9 is “cursed” in Chelsea. However, Alvaro Morata has a different reason for the change. He said he decided to change from the number 9 he wore last season to celebrate and pay …

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Ahmed Musa completes move to Saudi Arabia club

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Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa has completed a transfer from Leicester City to Saudi Arabia club, Al Nassr. The Nigeria’s highest goal scorer at the Russia 2018 World Cup signed a four year deal. The deal reportedly makes him the highest paid Nigerian football player. The 25-year-old forward, who was arguably Nigeria’s best player at the  Russia 2018 World Cup, …

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Court grants Obasanjo’s in-law, John Abebe bail

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The Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos Thursday granted bail to a younger brother of the late former First Lady, Stella Obasanjo, John Abebe. Abebe was arraigned to court by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, July 26, 2018, on a four-count charge bordering on forgery, fabricating evidence, using fabricated evidence and attempt to pervert the …

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5 things we learned from Saraki’s press statement

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Nigeria Senate president Tuesday Bukola Saraki officially announced his defection from Nigeria’s ruling party All Progressives Congress. Saraki later issued a statement to explain why he had to dump the APC after he announced his defection through his social media accounts. He stated, “This is not a decision that I have made lightly. If anything at all, I have tarried …

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Breaking: Buhari to go on a 10-day vacation in London

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a 10-day vacation on Friday. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday. He said Vice-President would stand to be the acting President during the period. The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari begins a 10 working days holiday …

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Court adjourns Adeleke’s certificate suit again

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An Osun High Court sitting in Osogbo on Wednesday adjourned till August 6 proceedings in the certificate suit involving the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the September 22 governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke. The Presiding Judge, Justice David Oladimeji, gave the order to enable the parties to have access to the relevant documents for use during the hearing. The News …

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APC spokesperson, Bolaji Abdullahi, defects from party

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The national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has resigned from his position and has also defected from the party barely 24 hours after denying rumours of him doing so. Mr Abdullahi made this known in a statement he signed on Wednesday. Mr Abdullahi, who was reelected spokesperson for the APC at the party’s national convention last month, …

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Breaking: 23 members of Kwara Assembly dumps APC for PDP

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Twenty-three members of Kwara state house of assembly have left the All Progressives Congress (APC) to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). This comes after the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed dumped the ruling party for the opposition party. Details later

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Breaking: Sokoto governor dumps APC for PDP

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This comes less than 24 hours after Senate President Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, left the APC for PDP. Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the ruling party, has also resigned from the APC. Addressing his supporters in Sokoto …

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