PDP chairmanship: Caucus’ endorsement a right step – George

Chief Olabode George says his endorsement, alongside two others aspiring to become national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party by the South-West caucus of its Board of Trustees is in order. The caucus had on November 3 endorsed George, Prof.Tunde Adeniran and Prof. Taoheed Adedoja for the party ‘s top position. Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun, who signed the document on behalf ...

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4 Nigerian lifters qualify for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Four Nigerian weightlifters have qualified for the 2018 Commonwealth Games scheduled for Gold Coast in Australia, an official of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) said on Monday. NWF Secretary-General, Umar Lambu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the lifters qualified following their performance at the recent African Junior Championships in Uganda. Lambu named the lifters as ...

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PDP Chairmanship: S’ West PDP BoT picks George, Adeniran, Adedoja

The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party from the South-West region has pruned down the number of candidates who are vying for the position of the national chairman of the party from the zone. The zonal board, in a document made available to journalists in Abuja on Saturday, recommended three aspirants from the region for the race. It ...

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Dogara assures says Nigeria on path to economic recovery

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says the Nigerian economy is on the path of growth going by the successes recorded in the implementation of the economic recovery and growth plan. Dogara said this on Monday at a Summit on Legislative Framework for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Development, organised by the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Economic ...

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Eagles land in Morocco ahead of Algeria clash

The Super Eagles on Monday, began preparation in Rabat, Morocco ahead of  the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine on Friday . Director of Communication and Media, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, said this in a statement in Abuja on Monday. He said Coach Gernot Rohr had replaced injured midfielder Ogenyi Onazi with defender Kenneth Omeruo. ...

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Suicide bombers kill two in Adamawa

At least two persons, a woman and her daughter, were killed when two male suicide bombers detonated explosives strapped to their bodies Sunday evening in Madagali, Adamawa, North-east Nigeria, residents and officials have said. Residents and local officials confirmed that two male suicide bombers blew up themselves after sneaking into the town. The attackers, who entered the town at about ...

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40 years after, Obasanjo says FESTAC 77 not fetish

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo gas stated that FESTAC’77 was a celebration of African diverse and rich cultural heritage and not a fetish festival as erroneously believed. Obasanjo made the clarification during the opening of the commemoration of FESTAC’77 @ 40 at the University of Lagos. He said that many Nigerians took the festival as a celebration beyond the physical but ...

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Ambode lauds Lagos civil servant for service delivery

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has commended civil servants in the state for contributing to the success that have been recorded by his administration in the last two and a half years in office, saying the feats would have been impossible without the support of civil servants. Speaking at the State Executive Chambers in Alausa, Ikeja while swearing-in five ...

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Oil hits hits $62 amid tightening markets, Saudi purge

Oil prices hit their highest levels early on Monday as markets tightened, while Saudi Arabia’s crown prince cemented his power over the weekend through an anti-corruption crackdown that included high profile arrests. Brent futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, hit 62.44 dollars per barrel early on Monday, their highest level for years now. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude ...

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D’Tigers beat Ivory Coast to clinch FIBA 3X3 Africa Cup

Nigeria’s Men Basketball team, D’Tigers set another record on Sunday by beating Cote d’Ivoire 21-9  to emerge champions of maiden men’s category of the 2017 FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup. This was made known in a statement on the official website of Nigeria Basketball Federation(NBBF). According to the statement, it was yet another landmark achievement for the Musa Kida led NBBF ...

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