Real Madrid officially unveil their new no.7

Real Madrid have given Mariano Diaz the No. 7 shirt famously worn by Cristiano Ronaldo. The shirt became available, when Ronaldo moved to Juventus in a €100million deal earlier this summer. Mariano returned to Madrid this week from French club Lyon. “Today is a very special day to return to …

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Declare my police summon illegal – Fani-Kayode tells Court

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, alleging plot by the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, to infringe on his fundamental human rights. He prayed the court to quash and declare as illegal, a summon Police issued for him to appear at its …

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army kills insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian Army has announced that it had killed several Boko Haram insurgents and recovered weapons in an encounter at Zari village in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno on Friday. Colonel Onyeama Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri. …

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Kalu speaks on dumping APC, returning to PDP

Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia State, has said he can never return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, because the All Progressives Congress, APC, was “where all Nigerians of note are sitting”. Kalu, a chieftain of the APC, said this while noting that politicians were defecting because of their …

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2019: Why Nigerians shouldn’t vote for Buhari, APC – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has said Nigerians should not vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, because “they have ruined the country’s economy”. The Waziri of Adamawa said this while addressing journalists at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, secretariat in Minna, Niger State on Thursday. Abubakar, a presidential …

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EPL: What Manchester United CEO told friends about Mourinho’s job

Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward has told friends that Jose Mourinho’s position at Manchester United is not currently under threat, according to The Guardian UK. The Portuguese is seemingly under intense pressure at Old Trafford after back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Tottenham in the opening three Premier League matches of …

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FAAC: FG, States, LGs share August allocation [Breakdown]

Federal, states and local governments on Thursday shared N714.8 billion revenue generated in July. The figure indicated a decline of N107.1 billion when compared to what was generated in June. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, while briefing newsmen in Abuja on the outcome of the monthly Federation Account …

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Rule of law: Adebanjo bombs Buhari

Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw his statement that national security takes precedence over the rule of law. While speaking at the 2018 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, Buhari had said he would not sacrifice national security …

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Cross River monarch dies in police custody

A 70-year-old traditional ruler of Buanchor community in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State, His Royal Highness Henry Okong is dead. He died of alleged hunger and torture following denial of bail by the Nigeria Police Force in Calabar. The monarch died in the custody of the X-Squad …

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2019: Tambuwal speaks on PDP consensus candidate

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has admitted that picking a consensus candidate “is part of democratic process”. Tambuwal was speaking with newsmen shortly after picking up presidential nomination forms from the Wadata Plaza headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday. He joins notable politicians like Senate President Bukola …

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EPL: Martial in talks with Manchester United

Manchester United are in discussions with Anthony Martial over a new long-term deal at the club, according to Sky. Martial joined United in 2015, becoming the most expensive teenage footballer at the time, with the fee rising to a possible £58million. However, the 22-year-old was linked with a move away …

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APC impoverishes Osun workers, drags state to economic mess – SDP

The Social Democratic Party (SDP), Osun State chapter, has berated the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for allegedly impoverishing workers through anti-masses policies. It further accused the Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led administration of turning workers in the state into “a bunch of pitiable citizens”, adding that the once …

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Real reason Premier League referee was sacked revealed

Premier League referee, Bobby Madley, has been sacked after sending an offensive message on social media with a picture of a disabled man. The Snapchat message suggested the 32-year-old would be able to win a race against the disabled man on a school sports day. After the image was seen …

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