Okocha clashes with Puyol as Unmissable Match holds in Uyo

It promises a thrill of epic proportion when two globally iconic footballers featuring in contrasting positions clash. This is the setting at the “Unmissable Match” holding in Uyo on April 16. Austin Jay Jay Okocha, a master dribbler, will be leading an array of stars, who will attempt to break a defensive wall marshalled by former FC Barcelona central defender,...

Chelsea set to give Liverpool ‘blues style’

The meeting of Liverpool and Chelsea will be the key fixture in this weekend’s round of Premier League action, with the Blues looking to put a spanner into the works of the Reds’ title bid. DStv will bring the action from England’s top flight. Liverpool went back to the top of the table – taking full advantage of Manchester City’s...

Laliga suspends Diego Costa for rest of season

Atletico Madrid star, striker Diego Costa has been suspended for eight league games — which means he’s done for the La Liga season — for verbally assaulting and grabbing referee Jesus Gil Manzano in last weekend’s 2-0 loss to Barcelona, reports cbssports.com. In the match, which all but assured the league crown will go to Barca, Costa was called for...

Atiku will not bow to intimidation- PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said its presidential candidate in the 2019 poll, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, will not be deterred by “veiled and open threats” by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government; in his quest to “reclaim his mandate” at the Election Petition Tribunal. The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola...

Atiku hails Fintiri’s election

THE presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has hailed the election of Ahmadu Fintiri as governor of Adamawa State. A press statement from the former Vice President described Fintiri’s election as a dawn of a glorious new era for the state. He said he is particularly delighted that the PDP came...

IMF to Nigeria: remove fuel subsidy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday repeated its age-long advice to Nigeria – remove fossil fuel subsidy and deploy savings from the scheme to fix social infrastructure. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde gave the advice at the opening of the ongoing World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC . She urged Nigeria to establish Social protection Safety Net to help the...

Gunmen abduct 4 travellers in Delta

THE spate of insecurity in Ethiope East Local Government Area continued, Wednesday, with the abduction of four travellers by a gang of hoodlums at Okurekpo community in Okpara inland, Delta State. This came as the remains of the fifth victim killed on Tuesday by suspected herdsmen was recovered from his farm. Speaking on the recovered corpse, a relative of one of...

Why ad-hoc staff haven’t been paid –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said incorrect bank details provided by ad-hoc staff who worked during the 2019 general election were responsible for the delay in the payment of their allowances. Some people who claimed to have worked for INEC during the election, on Tuesday, staged a protest around Enugu State capital. Briefing newsmen, yesterday, Enugu State Resident Electoral...

CAF Sacks General Secretary Amr Fahmy

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has dismissed Egyptian Amr Fahmy from his role as general secretary, BBC Sport Africa understands. CAF’s Executive Committee made its decision in Cairo on Thursday ahead of the draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The reason for the dismissal is unclear as CAF has yet to comment. Fahmy was appointed in November 2017 as...

Buhari to security chiefs: be ruthless with bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday ordered security agencies to deal ruthlessly with bandits, kidnappers and other criminals. It was at an extraordinary meeting at the State House, Abuja, where security strategies were reviewed. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin briefed State House reporters at the end of the meeting that lasted for about two hours. According to him, the President said...