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Buhari: I belong to nobody

•Says economy is in deep trouble •Pledges to free Chibok girls, tackle corruption, insecurity, fuel, power crises Before a distinguished audience comprising  seven of his predecessors ...

Buhari to Nigerians: you won’t regret voting for me

Being text of the inaugural speech by President Muhammadu Buhari after his swearing-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja yesterday. I am ...

History was made yesterday

AT last, after a testy election punctuated by rigmaroles and unadulterated political chicaneries, and unfounded fears of a handover compromised by a supposedly reluctant President ...

INAUGURATION NOTES

The inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari will  linger in the minds of  residents of the Federal Capital Territory for a long time to come in ...

I’ll run inclusive govt –Ambode

I’ll run inclusive govt –Ambode May 30, 2015 Written by Musa ODOSHIMOKHE •Appoints Tunji Bello as SSG Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has urged members of ...

Buhari draws rare goodwill at inauguration

The international community yesterday gave a huge endorsement to the new administration of President Muhammadu Buhari with the large presence of foreign leaders from across ...

US ready to send military trainers to Nigeria in Boko Haram fight

US ready to send military trainers to Nigeria in Boko Haram fight May 30, 2015 Written by Our Reporter Abuja – The United States is prepared ...

I’ll make Port Harcourt commercial hub, says Wike

The argument over who would swear in Chief Nyeson Ezenwo Wike, the governor of Rivers State, and his deputy, Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, was laid ...

New Akwa Ibom governor names Uyo stadium after Akpabio

The newly sworn-in governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Gabriel Emmanuel Udom, played the perfect protege yesterday by naming the Akwa Ibom State International Stadium ...

El-Rufai, deputy cut pay by 50 per cent

•Preach against ostentatious lifestyle The newly elected governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, and his deputy, Arch. Barnabas Yusuf Bala, took their oaths of office ...

Buhari Sworn In As Nigeria’s President

Muhammadu Buhari was on Friday morning sworn-in as new President of Nigeria. He took his oath of allegiance at exactly 10.51am at the Eagle Square, Abuja. The ... Full story

Zuma first foreign leader at Eagle square

President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, was the first foreign leader to arrive Eagle Square, venue of the presidential inauguration in Abuja. Other presidents present at ...

INAUGURATION UPDATE from Eagle Square

Augustine Ehikioya Former Minister of Defence, Theophilus  Danjuma has just arrived Eagle Square, venue of the Presidential Inauguration in Abuja. As at the moment of filing this ...

Health and fitness news

High-fructose heart risks Only two weeks of modest consumption of high-fructose corn syrup causes cholesterol and triglycerides levels to rise, and the more consumed, the greater ...

California repeats a history of drought

California’s current drought is in its fourth year, but research indicates that the state and the rest of the West had ancient megadroughts that lasted ...

Wikipedia updates Buhari ‘s profile

Wikipedia updates Buhari ‘s profile May 29, 2015 Written by David Lawal Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, has updated the profile of Nigeria’s to-be president, Muhammadu ...

Aid group pulls staff from Kenya refugee camp

The aid agency MSF says it has evacuated 42 of its staff from the Dadaab refugee camp for Somalis in northeastern Kenya, citing “deteriorating security ...

Buhari recalls Jonathan’s historic telephone call

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari yesterday showered praises on outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan, saying his conduct has changed the course of Nigeria’s political history. Buhari spoke after President ...

Things Buhari can do for entertainment industry

Ben TomolojuArtistes, activists and critics suggest ways that the incoming government can boost the entertainment industry, CHUX OHAI writes President-elect Muhammadu Buhari may not be aware ...

Inauguration: Military calls for vigilance

All is set for today’s inauguration of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, with over 10,000 soldiers, policemen, security agents and members of the Nigerian Security and Civil ...

Adesina is AfDB president

Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina yesterday became the eighth President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) after winning in a tight race. Cape Verde’s Cristina Duarte, the first ...

U.S. to deepen security, economic ties with Nigeria

The United States sees the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a potential springboard to improving security and economic ties long hindered by military abuses ...

Transporters seek national policy on transport

Transporters seek national policy on transport May 29, 2015 Written by Our Reporter THE Transport Society of Nigeria (TSN) has called on the incoming administration of ...

INEC workers contribute to redeeming our image, says Jega

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega has attributed the success of the 2015 general elections to the contributions of his ...

CJN slams judges for accepting donations at book launch

THE Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has frowned at the practice where serving judges organise events, including public presentation of books written ...

I’m not scared of Buhari, says Okonjo-Iweala

MINISTER of Finance Ngozi Onkojo-Iweala said yesterday that she is not scared of President Muhammadu Buhari probing her. Okonjo-Iweala spoke in a statement while responding to ...

We need to invest in women –Omotola

OmotolaCelebrated actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has stressed the need to empower women to reduce poverty on the continent. She spoke recently on ‘Strong Girl’, a song she ...

Imoke lauds Cross Rivers CSDP

Cross River State Governor, Sen. Liyel Imoke, has said that the state’s Comprehensive Sports Development Programme is intended to bring back the glory of sports ...

NSC DG congratulates Oshoala, NFF

Asisat OshoalaThe Director General, National Sports Commission, Mallam Alhassan Yakmut has congratulated Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala for emerging the British Broadcasting Corporation Women’s Player ...

Dynamo Moscow to sign Emenike

Dinamo Moscow are on the verge of signing Fenerbahçe striker Emmanuel Emenike according to Haber 7. The Nigerian international has fallen out of favour with Fenerbahçe ...

B.Unit,Yomi Queens win MRS Kids Cup

B.Unit of Surulere and Yomi Queens of Ajah on Wednesday emerged winners of the 3rd MRS under-12 Boys and under-16 Girls Soccer Championship respectively at ...

Uche linked with Monterrey

Nigerian striker Ikechukwu Uche could be on his way to Mexico to play in the Liga MX as reports in Spain link him to Tigres ...

StarTimes gets rights to World Cup games

Pay-TV company, StarTimes, says it has secured rights to broadcast live games from various FIFA World Cup competitions in Nigeria. The games are the FIFA U-20 ...

Mabo backs Okon over Falcons list

Former Super Falcons coach, Ismaila Mabo, has said the final list of 23 players released by coach Edwin Okon has the potential to surprise the ...

NBBF names 12 for Afrobasket women

The quartet of Regina Ilonumbe of First Bank basketball team, Christiana Isaac of IGP Queens, Juliet Currency of Dolphins and Morocco-based Grace Okonkwo has been ...

We must develop sports at the foundations – Oshodi

Enitan OshodiOutgoing Lagos sports commissioner Enitan Oshodi speaks on the job How were you able to get through the years as the man running Lagos sports…and ...

Gateway drag Akwa Starlets to Ilaro

Gateway United have announced a change in venue for their Week 3 Nigeria National League home match against Akwa Starlets of Uyo this weekend. According to ...

Attract fans with elite players, Dikko tells clubs

Glo Premier League clubs have been asked to take advantage of the Elite Players Scheme introduced by the League Management Company since 2014 season to ...

Diamond, Raptors win Youth Alive Basketball League

Diamond Basketball Academy and Raptors Basketball Academy both of Lagos have won the 2015 Lagos Youth Alive Community Junior Basketball League finals held at the ...

No player is indispensable – Iheanacho

Kelechi IheanachoManchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has rated the Flying Eagles high ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. He tells Africanfootball.com ...

Milan set Ancelotti deadline

AC Milan have confirmed that they want to bring Carlo Ancelotti back to the club, but say it is “50-50” whether he will return, Sky ...

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