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  • 16 hours Court Jails Lecturer 21 Years For Raping Admission Seeker ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja     A Lagos High Court sitting in the Ikeja area has convicted and sentenced a former part-time lecturer, Afeez Baruwa, to 21 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old girl who was seeking admission into the university. Baruwa was convicted on one count of rape leveled against him by the state government. The convict was said to have raped the victim inside a study room when she was seeking admission into the university. Justice Josephine Oyefeso who delivered the judgment on Thursday held that the prosecution has proven ... more
  • 16 hours Police To Charge Lesotho PM With Murder Of Wife ChannelsTv |World
    Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane/ AFP   Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down ahead of his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday, as the beleaguered premier announced he would quit by the end of July. Lilopelo Thabane, 58, was killed in June 2017 by unknown assailants on the outskirts of the capital Maseru, two days before the premiere, now aged 80, took office. The couple had been embroiled in bitter divorce proceedings when Lipolelo was murdered in front of her home in the capital Maseru. Her death ... more
  • 16 hours Stone Has ‘Very Good Chance Of Exoneration’ – Trump ChannelsTv |World
     
    A file photo of US President, Donald Trump. AFP Photo.   President Donald Trump said Thursday he believes his former associate Roger Stone has a “very good chance” of being cleared following his sentencing to more than three years in prison. “Roger has a very good chance of exoneration in my opinion,” Trump said. Trump said he believed the jury in the Stone case was “tainted” but indicated he would not issue a pardon right away “I’m going to let this process play out,” he said. “At some point, I’ll make a determination…. We’re waiting.” AFP ... more
  • 16 hours Court Sentences Trump’s Ally To 40 Months In Prison ChannelsTv |World
    Roger Stone leaves Federal Court after a sentencing hearing February 20, 2020, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski / AFP   Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison for impeding a congressional investigation, in a case that ignited a firestorm over the US president’s political interference in the justice system. Stone, a veteran Republican operative and one of the president’s oldest confidants, was convicted in November of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to cheat in the 2016 election. ... more
  • 16 hours Euro Ban Will Make Man City Stronger, Says Rodgers ChannelsTv |Sports
    Leicester City’s Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers awaits kick off in the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 14, 2020. AFP   Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers believes Manchester City will use their shock European ban to inspire them to a successful end to the season. Pep Guardiola’s side were hit with a two-year suspension from the Champions League and Europa League and fined 30 million euros by UEFA on Friday for alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations. Leicester face City at the King Power Stadium ... more
  • 16 hours EU Supports Nigeria With N32m To Tackle Lassa Fever ChannelsTv
    File photo     The European Commission has announced the allocation of €80,000 (N32 million) in humanitarian funding to assist families affected by the outbreak of Lassa Fever in Nigeria. The commission announced this in a statement by a press officer with the Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria, Modestus Chukwulaka. According to the statement, the funds will go towards supporting the Nigerian Red Cross in promoting hygiene practices and disease transmission control, as well as contribute to the identification of suspected cases, supporting contact tracing, and providing psychosocial support. The commission was hopeful that the humanitarian aid ... more
  • 16 hours Europa League: Man United Held To A Draw At Brugge ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester United’s Portuguese goalkeeper Joel Castro Pereira (L) fights for the ball with Club Brugge’s Belgian midfielder Mats Rits, during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg, football match between Club Brugge’s and Manchester United, at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges on February 20, 2020. JOHN THYS / AFP   Anthony Martial struck a crucial away goal as Manchester United ground out a 1-1 draw against Club Brugge in Belgium on Thursday in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 tie. Nigerian forward Emmanuel Dennis lobbed a stranded Sergio Romero from 30 yards to ... more
  • 17 hours FG Asks US To Review Visa Restriction On Nigeria ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola.     The Nigerian government has called on the United States of America to consider the long-standing relationship between the two countries and reverse its visa restrictions on Nigeria. The Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, made the call on Wednesday when he received the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, and her team at his office in Abuja. According to a statement from the ministry, the government of Nigeria believes that the cooperation with the United States will help address immigration and consular issues in control of ... more
  • 18 hours EFCC Arrests Ex-Governor’s Son, Audu Over Alleged Fraud ChannelsTv
      The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Mr Muhammed Audu for his alleged involvement in a fraud. Muhammed is the son of the late Abubakar Audu, a former governor of Kogi State. EFCC’s Acting Head of Media and publicity, Mr Tony Orilade, confirmed the arrest of the former governor’s son in a statement on Thursday. According to him, the suspect was arrested on February 18 for allegedly diverting funds to the tune of several millions of dollars and billions of naira. The EFCC alleged that Muhammed diverted the funds which were donated to the Nigerian Football ... more
  • 19 hours APC Files Suit Asking Supreme Court To Reverse Judgment Sacking Lyon ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, David Lyon.     The All Progressives Congress (APC) has approached the Supreme Court with an application urging the court to reverse its decision on the governorship election in Bayelsa State. In an application filed on Thursday by its team of lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), the party sought a review of the judgement which disqualified its candidate in the election, Mr David Lyon. It also asked the apex court to set aside the “wrong” interpretation given to its judgment of February 13, ... more
  • 19 hours Europa: Ighalo May Start Against Club Brugge, Says Solskjaer ChannelsTv |Sports
    A file photo of Odion Ighalo. Source: Twitter-@ighalojude     Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hinted that former Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, might make the first-11 squad in Thursday’s Europa League match against Club Brugge. Ighalo, who teamed up with the Old Trafford side from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua on the January transfer deadline day, was a late substitute as the Red Devils powered home to a 2-0 win over Chelsea in their English Premier League tie on Monday. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) top scorer almost made a scoring debut in the tie with ... more
  • 19 hours Super Eagles Retain Spot On FIFA Ranking ChannelsTv |Sports
    A file photo of Super Eagles of Nigeria during a training session.     The Super Eagles have retained their 31st position in the latest FIFA ranking. According to the index released on Thursday by the football governing body, Nigeria are third in Africa behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal and Tunisia. The West and North African countries are 20th and 27th respectively on the world stage. Algeria and Morocco who also sit 35 and 43, trail the Eagles as fourth and fifth to complete Africa’s first five teams. Meanwhile, Belgium maintained their position as the best globally while ... more
  • 21 hours Barcelona Sign Martin Braithwaite From Leganes ChannelsTv |Sports
    FILES) In this file photo taken on November 16, 2018 Denmark’s striker Martin Braithwaite celebrates after scoring their second goal during the UEFA Nations League Group B football match between Wales and Denmark at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on November 16, 2018. Geoff CADDICK / AFP   Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Danish forward Martin Braithwaite from Leganes after capitalising on a curious La Liga rule to ease their shortage of options upfront.  Barca have taken advantage of the regulation that enables Spanish clubs in the top two divisions to buy from another La Liga club outside the ... more
  • 22 hours Hope Uzodinma Visits Buhari, Seeks Refund Of N32bn To Imo ChannelsTv |Politics
    Imo State governor on Thursday visited President Muhammadu Buhari requesting for a refund of state funds spent building federal roads in the state. Governor Hope Uzodimma while briefing state house correspondents after the private meeting with the President said the state is in financial distress and that the refunded money will help with the payment of pensions and salary arrears. READ ALSO: UK To Ban Sale Of Petrol Cars From 2035 The governor said the amount to be refunded is still being computed, however at the moment the figure they are hoping for a refund of is about N32billion. ... more
  • 1 day Family Is Essential For National Attitudinal Change, Says Buhari ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the family is essential for the national attitudinal change needed for the country to develop. The President said only stable families can make meaningful contributions to a stable society. He made the remarks at a joint national conference on repositioning the Muslim family for national development organized by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in conjunction with Future Assured Initiative which held on Thursday at the banquet hall of the State House in Abuja. READ ALSO: Police Arrest Suspect Over Aso Rock Director’s Murder According to President Buhari, poverty alleviation ... more
  • 1 day Federer Undergoes Knee Surgery, To Miss French Open ChannelsTv |Sports
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 7, 2020 Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts after his victory against Spain’s Rafael Nadal during their tennis match at The Match in Africa at the Cape Town Stadium, in Cape Town.RODGER BOSCH / AFP   Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a longstanding knee problem and said Thursday he would be out of action until after the French Open. The 20-times grand slam winner revealed on his Facebook account that he underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and would miss a string of tournaments including the May 24-June 7 French Open. ... more
  • 1 day Customs Impounds 48 Sacks Of Marijuana In Kwara ChannelsTv
    The Nigeria custom officers in Kwara State have seized 48 sacks of Cannabis Sativa popularly known as Marijuana. Also, 953 bags of imported rice weighing 50kg each were seized. The Area Comptroller, Ahmed Bello said the seizure was made at Bukuru in Baruten Local Government Area of the state between August 2019 and January 2020. He said the seized marijuana weighs 3,593kg and the total duty paid value of the items seized is N448million. Bello also condemned the act of smuggling and the increased consumption of marijuana by youths. He revealed that the command would continue to dialogue, ... more
  • 1 day Inter Eye Redemption Against Sampdoria Before Juventus Clash ChannelsTv |Sports
    Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku (L) reacts at the end of the Italian Serie A football match Lazio Rome vs Inter Milan on February 16, 2020 at the Olympic stadium in Rome.Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP   Antonio Conte warned Inter Milan need to bounce back from recent setbacks against Sampdoria on Saturday to keep pace with leading duo Juventus and Lazio, before their clash with the Serie A champions in Turin next week. Inter dropped from first to third, three points behind champions Juventus, after losing 2-1 to second-placed Lazio last weekend, following an Italian Cup defeat to ... more
  • 1 day Lagos Ban On Motorcycles And Tricycles: Task Force Nabs 2 Fake Uniform Operatives ChannelsTv
      Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) nabbed two suspects for impersonating Security Officers at Oshodi, Lagos Speaking on the incident, the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that while one of the suspects (Monday Job) impersonated a Police Officer using his commercial motorcycle to scout for passengers on restricted routes, the second (Rasak Oloyede) presented himself as an Army Officer using his commercial bus for fraudulent acts along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. Egbeyemi stated that after their arrest the two suspects confessed to the crime, saying that they indulged in the act ... more
  • 1 day UN Accuses Warring South Sudan Parties Of Deliberately Starving Citizens ChannelsTv |World
    People displaced by conflict and living at the Protection of Civilians (POC) site mingle amongst shelters in Wau on February 1, 2020.TONY KARUMBA / AFP   South Sudan’s government forces and other armed groups have “deliberately starved” civilians by denying aid access and displacing communities, a report from a United Nations rights probe said Thursday. “Today in South Sudan, civilians are deliberately starved, systematically surveilled and silenced, arbitrarily arrested and detained and denied meaningful access to justice,” it said. The three-member commission looked into abuses between the signing of a peace deal in September 2018 and December 2019. The ... more
  • 1 day At Least Nine Killed In Germany Shisha Bars Shootings ChannelsTv |World
    Police and emergency services are seen behind a police cordon near a bar (C) in the centre of Hanau, near Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on February 20, 2020, after at least nine people were killed in two shootings late on February 19. PHOTO: THOMAS LOHNES / AFP   At least nine people were killed in two shootings late on Wednesday near the German city of Frankfurt, with an unknown number of attackers still at large, police said. The shootings targeted shisha bars in Hanau, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Frankfurt, according to local ... more
  • 1 day Thousands Of Women Rally Against Abortion Law In Argentina ChannelsTv |World
    Thousands of women hold green scarves demanding the decriminalization of abortion as they protest at Argentina’s National Congress in Buenos Aires on February 19, 2020. Abortion in Argentina is allowed only in cases of rape, or if the mother’s health is in danger. The green scarves are a symbol of the women’s fight to legalize abortion. PHOTO: RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP   Thousands of women, many sporting the green scarves that have become the symbol of Argentina’s abortion rights movement, rallied in Buenos Aires on Wednesday to campaign for a new bill to legalise abortion. ... more
  • 1 day Australia Launches National Inquiry Into Bushfires ChannelsTv |World
    FILE PHOTO: A firefighter conducts back-burning measures to secure residential areas from encroaching bushfires in the Central Coast, some 90-110 kilometres north of Sydney on December 10, 2019. PHOTO: Saeed KHAN / AFP   Australia set up a national inquiry Thursday into its month-long bushfire crisis that affected three in four Australians and prompted widespread criticism of the government for its sluggish response to the blazes. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the vast scale of the fires — which killed more than 30 people and destroyed thousands of homes — required a new response from ... more
  • 1 day China Announces Biggest Drop In Coronavirus Cases ChannelsTv |World
    FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing face masks cross a road during a Lunar New Year of the Rat public holiday in Hong Kong on January 27, 2020, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. PHOTO: Anthony WALLACE / AFP   China on Thursday announced the biggest drop in new cases from the coronavirus outbreak in nearly a month. The National Health Commission said that more than 74,500 people have now been infected nationwide by the virus, which first emerged in central Hubei province in December. The death ... more
  • 2 days Argentina’s Debt ‘Not Sustainable,’ Says IMF ChannelsTv |Biz
    This photo released by Argentina’s Economy Minister shows Argentina’s Economy Minister, Martin Guzman (C); IMF Adjoint Director for the Western Hemisphere, Julie Kozack (R); and IMF Mission Chief, Luis Cubeddu, during a meeting in Buenos Aires on February 14, 2020. Argentina’s Economy Ministry / AFP   Argentina’s debt is not sustainable, the IMF concluded Wednesday at the end of a week-long visit, urging the government to generate funds from private investors to address the issue. President Alberto Fernandez’s administration hopes to renegotiate $195 billion of its $311 billion foreign debt, including a deeply unpopular $57 billion bailout loan from the ... more
  • 2 days Four-Goal Atalanta Near Champions League Quarter-Final After Victory Against Valencia ChannelsTv |Sports
    Atalanta’s Italian goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini (L) and teammates acknowledge the public at the end of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match Atalanta Bergamo vs Valencia on February 19, 2020 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Vincenzo PINTO / AFP   Atalanta defeated Valencia 4-1 on Wednesday to take a giant step closer to reaching the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time. Hans Hateboer scored twice after 16 and 62 minutes, sandwiching further goals from Josep Ilicic (42) and Remo Freuler (57). READ ALSO: RB Leipzig Beat Tottenham In Champions League Last 16 ... more
  • 2 days RB Leipzig Beat Tottenham In Champions League Last 16 First Leg ChannelsTv |Sports
    RB Leipzig’s German striker Timo Werner (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first Leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London, on February 19, 2020.Glyn KIRK / IKIMAGES / AFP   Tottenham need another Champions League escape act to reach the quarter-finals after Timo Werner’s penalty earned RB Leipzig a deserved 1-0 last 16, first-leg win in London. Spurs captain Hugo Lloris kept his side in the tie with a string of important saves, but last season’s finalists ... more
  • 2 days Man City Cruise To Victory Against West Ham ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on February 19, 2020.Anthony Devlin / AFP   Manchester City cruised to a 2-0 win over West Ham on Wednesday as Pep Guardiola’s side returned to action for the first time following the club’s shock two-year ban from European competitions. Goals from Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne lifted City’s spirits as they cemented their hold on second place in the ... more
  • 2 days Kyari, Monguno Rift Confirms There Are Many Cabals In The Presidency – Afegbua ChannelsTv |Politics
    The former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council in the 2019 general elections, Mr Kassin Afebgua.   The former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council in the 2019 general elections, Mr Kassim Afebgua, has reacted to the rift between the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mr Babagana Monguno and the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari. In a leaked memo dated December 2019 and published by an online website, Premium Times, Monguno accused Kyari of usurping the powers of President Muhammadu Buhari and interfering on issues of national security. The ... more
  • 2 days 63 Placed Under Surveillance In Lagos Over Lassa Fever ChannelsTv
    File photo   The Lagos State government has placed 63 people under surveillance over fears that they may have been infected by a Lassa Fever patient. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Health, Tunbosun Ogunbamwo. This comes a day after the state recorded its first case of the virus, making the patient to be isolated, receiving treatment at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). “We have one case of Lassa in Lagos, the patient is in isolation and receiving ... more
  • 2 days Are You Midwives Of Good Things For Nigeria? Lumumba Asks NASS ChannelsTv
       A Kenyan professor of law, Patrick Lumumba, has called on Nigerian lawmakers to work for the betterment of the people. Lumumba, former Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, made the call on Wednesday in Abuja during the launch of the House of Representatives’ Green Chamber’s publication. He reminded the lawmakers that they are the “successors of Nigeria’s great leaders,” asking them to reflect on what they have done for the country. READ ALSO: Senate Moves To Establish Commission Against Illegal Use Of Guns     The former Director told the House of Representatives that “you must ask ... more
  • 2 days Two Iranians Die After Testing Positive To Coronavirus ChannelsTv |World
    This photo taken on February 6, 2020 shows a laboratory technician working on samples from people to be tested for the new coronavirus at “Fire Eye” laboratory in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. STR / AFP   Two people have died in Iran after testing positive on Wednesday for the new coronavirus, the health ministry said, in the Islamic republic’s first cases of the disease. According to YJC news agency, a branch of state television, the pair who died were Iranian citizens and residents of the holy city of Qom. They are also the first deaths from the COVID-19 ... more
  • 2 days Top Pentagon Official Resigns At Trump’s Request ChannelsTv |World
      A top Pentagon official resigned Wednesday at the request of Donald Trump after becoming indirectly tied to the Ukraine scandal that led to the US president’s impeachment. John Rood, the Pentagon’s top policy official, certified that Ukraine had made sufficient reforms to be eligible to receive $250 million in military aide. That undercut Trump’s argument that the funds had been withheld out of concern over corruption rather than to pressure Kiev to investigate his political rivals, as Democrats alleged. No reason was given for the president’s request for Rood to resign, but it follows similar White House actions against ... more
  • 2 days Ganduje Releases N100m For Kano Masters, PhD Students In France ChannelsTv
    Governor Abdullahi Ganduje (file)   Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has approved the release of N100 Million for students under the Kano/France Joint Scholarship Programme. Ganduje revealed this in a statement on Wednesday, noting that the fund is for the 2019/2020 academic session. The Kano State Government had entered an agreement with the French Embassy where lecturers from tertiary institutions in the state are sent to further their studies to Masters and PhD levels. READ ALSO: Senate Moves To Establish Commission Against Illegal Use Of Guns According to the statement, the approval of the fund is an indication ... more
  • 2 days Bayelsa: Mischief-Makers Using My Silence To ‘Instigate Violence’, Says David Lyon ChannelsTv |Politics
      Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election, David Lyon, has said that some mischief-makers have seized on the opportunity of his silence to perpetrate all kinds of violence and civil unrest in Bayelsa State. Mr Lyon was declared the winner of the election but was sacked by the Supreme Court, few hours to his inauguration in February, following the disqualification of the deputy governorship candidate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, who submitted forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mr Lyon in a statement on Wednesday stated that he would not support ... more
  • 2 days Federation Account: FG, States, LGs Share N647.35bn For January ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Federal Government, States and Local Government Councils have shared a total of N647.353 billion from the Federation Account Revenue for January 2020. This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Henshaw Ogubike. According to Mrs Ogubike, the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), in a meeting chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse disbursed the funds to the three tiers of government. FAAC confirmed that for the month of January 2020, there was a significant increase in Import Duty revenue while Companies ... more
  • 2 days Court Fixes March 25 To Hear Sowore, Bakare’s Suit Against Malami, Bichi ChannelsTv
    File Photo: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun   A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed March 25, 2020, for the hearing of the N1 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and Olawale Bakare. The duo filed their separate suits against the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, over their alleged illegal detention, prior to their release in December 2019. Sowore and Bakare are being prosecuted by the Federal Government on charges of treasonable felony, in November 2019. READ ALSO: ... more
  • 2 days Senate Moves To Establish Commission Against Illegal Use Of Guns ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.   The Senate has considered a bill seeking to establish the National Commission Against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons. The sponsor of the bill, Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC– Kogi West), noted during plenary on Wednesday that the functions of the Commission when established will include: identifying sources and routes of small arms and ammunitions, identifying those involved in the illicit trade; and providing harmonisation of intelligence and information collection. According to Adeyemi, the proliferation of ... more
  • 2 days WHO Declares ‘Progress’ In Fight Against Coronavirus ChannelsTv |World
      The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed “tremendous progress” in the fight against the deadly new coronavirus since it emerged in China in December. “We are making tremendous progress in a short period of time … trends are very encouraging but we are not at a turning point yet,” said Richard Brennan, WHO’s regional emergency director, at a press conference in Cairo. The death toll from the COVID-19 virus jumped past 2,000 on Wednesday, almost all of them in mainland China where 74,185 cases of infection have been confirmed. Egypt’s health ministry announced last week the first confirmed case of ... more
  • 2 days Please Bring Back My Son, Mother Of Man Who Allegedly Jumped Into Lagoon Begs ChannelsTv
     Mother of Toju Davies Daibo, the young man who was reported to have jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge last Saturday, February 15, 2020, has asked the authorities to help bring back her son. Mr Toju Davies Daibo, allegedly jumped into the lagoon from the bridge inward Adeniji Adele, after alighting from an Uber, complaining of stomach issues. Mrs Daibo told Channels Television in an exclusive interview that it has been five days since the story broke and she is appealing to the government to help find her son. READ ALSO: Identity Of Youth ... more
  • 2 days Ingobere Emerges Speaker Of Bayelsa Assembly, As Bubou-Obolo Steps Aside ChannelsTv |Politics
      Abraham Ingobere, a PDP lawmaker representing Brass Constituency 3 has just been made the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. The Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Monday Bubou-Obolo, stepped aside to pave the way for the emergence of a new Speaker. READ ALSO: Bayelsa APC Youths Condemn ‘Attack’ On Justice Odili The development followed the inauguration of Governor Douye Diri, who is from the same Bayelsa Central Senatorial District as Bubou-Obolo. Members, therefore, elected the Deputy Speaker, Abraham Ngobere, as the new Speaker of the Assembly. ... more
  • 2 days Two Test Positive For Coronavirus In Iran ChannelsTv |World
      Two people in Iran tested positive on Wednesday for the deadly new coronavirus, the health ministry said, in the Islamic republic’s first cases of the disease. Kianoush Jahanpour, a ministry spokesman, said the cases were detected in the holy city of Qom, south of the Iranian capital. “In the past two days, some suspect cases of the new coronavirus were observed in Qom city,” he said, quoted by state news agency IRNA. “Teams were dispatched after receiving the reports, and based on the existing protocols the suspect cases were isolated and tested,” said Jahanpour. “Out of the samples sent, a ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: China President Xi Asks For Protection Of Medical Workers ChannelsTv |World
    Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) wears a protective facemask as a health official (R) checks his body temperature during an inspection of the novel coronavirus pneumonia prevention and control work at the Anhuali Community in Beijing. JU PENG / XINHUA / AFP   China’s President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for greater protection of medical staff fighting the new coronavirus after the deaths of prominent doctors sparked national anger at the government’s handling of the outbreak. At least seven medical workers have died from the virus, while 1,716 have been confirmed as infected, most at the epicentre of the epidemic in central ... more
  • 2 days British Footballer Fashanu To Be Inducted Into Museum Hall of Fame ChannelsTv |Sports
    Former British footballer, Justin Fashanu, is to be inducted into the Football Museum Hall of Fame two decades after he committed suicide. Credit: Daily Cannon   Justin Fashanu, who in 1990 became the first English professional footballer to reveal he was gay, will be honoured on Wednesday by being inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame. Fashanu will be honoured on what would have been his 59th birthday — he hanged himself in May 1998 — an occasion also marked by a reminder from Manchester United that homophobia still exists in football. Chelsea had issued a statement ... more
  • 2 days US Visa Ban Came To Us As A Rude Shock, Ngige Tells US Ambassador ChannelsTv
      The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said that the US travel ban on Nigeria came as a rude shock to the country. The minister, who spoke during the visit of the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, to his office, stressed that owing to the impact Nigerian professionals have on the US economy, it was unfair to add the country on the list. Earlier in February, the US President, Donald Trump imposed an immigration visa ban on Nigeria and five other countries including Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania Dr Ngige asked the ... more
  • 2 days  Identity Of Youth Who Jumped From 3rd Mainland Bridge Confirmed ChannelsTv
      The identity of the young man who was reported to have jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge last Saturday, February the 16th has been confirmed. Mr Toju Davies Daibo, reportedly jumped into the lagoon from the bridge inward Adeniji Adele, after alighting from an Uber, complaining of stomach issues. READ ALSO: Two Years In Captivity: Buhari Remembers Leah Sharibu, Speaks About Her Freedom His mother told Channels Television in an exclusive interview that it has been five days since the story broke, and she is appealing to the government to find her son alive ... more
  • 2 days Nigerian Army Confirms Killing Of Four Soldiers In Bayelsa ChannelsTv
      The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of four soldiers by gunmen in Letugene, Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the spokesperson of Operation Delta Safe, Major Victor Olukoya. The army explained that troops were on their routine duty in the area when they were ambushed by the gunmen on Sunday, February 16th leading to the death of the soldiers. READ ALSO: Identity Of Youth Who Jumped From 3rd Mainland Bridge Confirmed “Troops while carrying out their routine duty within its area of responsibility on Sunday 16 February ... more
  • 2 days YPP Members Stage Protest At NASS, Demand Electoral Reform ChannelsTv |Politics
      Members of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) on Wednesday protested in front of the National Assembly demanding a restructuring of the nation’s security architecture. Led by its national chairman, Bishop Amakiri the party members also called on the leadership of the National Assembly to ensure electoral reforms that will restore the confidence of the electorate in the nation’s electoral system. READ ALSO: You Don’t Sack People Like That, Boss Mustapha Backs Buhari On Service Chiefs Amakiri while speaking with journalists during the protest appealed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to desist ... more
  • 2 days Al-Shabaab Militants Attack Two Somali Military Bases ChannelsTv |World
    Al Shabaab soldiers patrol in formation along the streets of Dayniile district in Southern Mogadishu, March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Feisal Omar.   Al-Shabaab Islamists on Wednesday carried out attacks on two Somali military bases, using a suicide vehicle bombing and dozens of heavily armed militants, a military official said. African Union troops stepped in to help repel the second, larger attack after a suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed with explosives onto a bridge leading to the Qoryoley army base some 95 kilometres (59 miles) west of Mogadishu and detonated it. Earlier they had attacked the Ceel-Salini military base some ... more
  • 2 days Pompeo Closes Africa Tour With Warning About China’s ‘Empty Promises’ ChannelsTv |World
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa on February 19, 2020. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / POOL / AFP.   US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday closed a three-nation Africa tour with a thinly-veiled swipe at China as he talked up Washington’s ability to stimulate growth and entrepreneurship on the continent. “Countries should be wary of authoritarian regimes with empty promises. They breed corruption, dependency,” Pompeo said in a speech to diplomats and business leaders at the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. ... more
  • 2 days Malaysia Suspected MH370 Downed In Murder-Suicide – Former Australian PM ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) This file photo taken on March 7, 2015 shows Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creating a sculpture of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Puri beach in eastern Odisha state.J .K. Jagdev / AFP   Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has claimed “very top” level Malaysian officials believed vanished Flight MH370 was deliberately downed by the captain in a mass murder-suicide. The Malaysia Airlines jet vanished on March 8, 2014 carrying 239 people — mostly from China — en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. No sign of the plane was found in a 120,000-square kilometre (46,000-square ... more
  • 2 days Supplying BVN Before Obtaining E-Passport Is Not Necessary, Says Wike ChannelsTv
      Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the requirement that Nigerians must supply their BVN before obtaining the E-Passport is not necessary. Governor Wike said this during the roll-out of the enhanced E-Passport in Port Harcourt on Tuesday. He said: “I was surprised yesterday when I was told to bring my Bank Verification Number (BVN). Assuming I have a child, who is one year old and I want to travel with my child, are you telling me that my child cannot travel, perhaps because he does not have a bank account? “I told them, you have my salary ... more
  • 2 days TRENDING: Anthony Joshua Applies For Nigeria’s National ID Card ChannelsTv
      The picture of heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, applying for his National Identification card has generated mixed reactions on social media. The professional boxer was recently at the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) office in Abuja, the nation’s capital, for the registration. READ ALSO: Anthony Joshua Presents Heavyweight Titles To Buhari In UK The pictures were shared by NIMC of their official Twitter handle with the caption, “Anthony Joshua enrolls for the National Identification Number and issued his NIN slip.” In reaction to the post, many Nigerians were quick to lodge their complaints that since they applied, they were ... more
  • 2 days Elated Passengers Leave Cambodia Cruise Ship After Virus All-Clear ChannelsTv |World
    People watch the Westerdam cruise ship in Sihanoukville on February 19, 2020. Dozens of passengers stuck for nearly a week on a US cruise ship in Cambodia disembarked on February 19, after being given the all-clear from the deadly COVID-19 novel coronavirus. TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP.   Dozens of passengers stuck for nearly a week on a US cruise ship in Cambodia disembarked Wednesday, after being given the all-clear from a deadly coronavirus. The Westerdam made shore in Sihanoukville on February 13 after being rejected by five countries over fears its passengers could be carrying the new virus, ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus Death Toll Surges Past 2,000 – Govt ChannelsTv |World
    Workers manufacture hand sanitizer at a factory in Hanoi on February 14, 2020 amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.Nhac NGUYEN / AFP   The death toll from China’s new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 2,000 on Wednesday after 136 more people died, with the number of new cases falling for a second straight day, according to the National Health Commission. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China to 74,185. The death toll rose to 2,004, with most of the deaths in central Hubei province, where the virus first emerged in December before spiralling into a ... more
  • 2 days Neymar Criticises PSG Injury Handling After Dortmund Defeat ChannelsTv |Sports
        Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit. After missing four games in the last fortnight with a rib injury, the Brazilian superstar looked short of match fitness in Tuesday’s last-16, first-leg, defeat at Dortmund. Norwegian goal-machine Erling Braut Haaland scored twice to make him the Champions League joint top-scorer, but Neymar gave PSG a lifeline for the second leg in Paris on March 11. He tapped home for what could prove ... more
  • 2 days Five Ties To Watch In The Europa League This Week ChannelsTv |Sports
        The Europa League knockout phase begins on Thursday, with VAR being introduced to Europe’s secondary club competition for the first time out with the final for the last 32, first-leg ties. AFP Sport picks five games to watch this week: Man Utd in Bruges Manchester United’s Champions League aspirations have been given a major boost in recent days, first with the news of Manchester City’s two-year ban from the competition. Then, on Monday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side beat Chelsea 2-0 away to close to within three points of their opponents in fourth place in the Premier League. ... more
  • 2 days PSG Still ‘Dangerous’, Warns Record-Breaker Haaland ChannelsTv |Sports
      Teenage record-breaker Erling Braut Haaland warned Borussia Dortmund still have it all to do to reach the Champions League quarter-finals even after his two goals sank Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain. Haaland netted either side of a Neymar equaliser on Tuesday as the Brazilian superstar scored on his return from injury as the French champions crashed to a 2-1 defeat at Dortmund in the last 16, first leg, tie. “We want to go through, it’s going to be a hard game,” Haaland said of the return leg in Paris on March 11, “but we are a good team. “The result ... more
  • 2 days WHO Urges Calm As Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 2,000 ChannelsTv |World
    A Chinese tourist (C, wearing face mask), who was tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus and isolated for treatment, is accompanied by medical staff after she was discharged from the main infectious diseases hospital near Colombo on February 19, 2020, following her recovery. LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP   The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surged to 2,000 on Wednesday, as Chinese and international health officials warned against excessive measures to contain the epidemic. More than 74,000 people have now been infected by the virus in China, with hundreds more cases in some 25 countries. The situation remains ... more
  • 2 days Every Child Under ‘Immediate Threat’ From Climate, Poor Diet – UN ChannelsTv |World
    A photo of the United Nations emblem   The world is failing to protect children from the health dangers posed by climate change and poor diet, a landmark UN report said Wednesday, warning that every child is under “immediate threat”. According to more than 40 of the world’s pre-eminent child and adolescent health experts, not one country on Earth is adequately protecting the next generation from the impacts of carbon emissions, the destruction of nature and high-calorie and processed foods. They said that excessive carbon emissions, produced overwhelmingly by wealthier nations, “threaten the future of all children” and will ... more
  • 2 days ‘Welcome To Anfield’, Klopp Warns Atletico ChannelsTv |Sports
      Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects a very different atmosphere at Anfield will help turn his side’s Champions League last 16 tie with Atletico Madrid around after a 1-0 first leg defeat in the Spanish capital on Tuesday. Saul Niguez’s early strike inflicted just Liverpool’s second defeat of the season in all competitions with a senior team. The holders were frustrated by the hosts’ playacting and Polish referee Szymon Marciniak’s performance as Atletico boss Diego Simeone whipped the Wanda Metropolitano crowd into a frenzy. “Wow, that’s energy!” Klopp told BT Sport when asked about Simeone’s touchline antics. “I don’t ... more
  • 2 days Three Things We Learned From Atletico 1 Liverpool 0 ChannelsTv |Sports
      Liverpool will need another second leg fightback against Spanish opposition at Anfield to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals after Saul Niguez’s early strike handed Atletico Madrid a 1-0 last 16, first-leg victory on Tuesday. The European champions thrashed Barcelona 4-0 after losing the first leg of their semi-final 3-0 in Catalonia last season and do not need such a dramatic turn of events this time round. However, after romping to a 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League, defeat was a really check for the Reds that they will not have it easy if they ... more
  • 3 days Champions League: Atletico Stun Liverpool In Last 16 First Leg ChannelsTv |Sports
    Atletico Madrid’s Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (R) vies with Liverpool’s English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during the UEFA Champions League, round of 16, first leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Liverpool FC at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on February 18, 2020. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP     Liverpool were the victims of an old-fashioned Atletico Madrid masterclass on Tuesday as Diego Simeone’s side ground out a 1-0 win in Madrid to give themselves hope of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals. Saul Niguez raised the roof at a bouncing Wanda Metropolitano by scoring ... more
  • 3 days Dortmund Beat PSG In Champions League Clash ChannelsTv |Sports
    Dortmund’s Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland (C) scores the 1-0 against PSG’s Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas (bottom) as PSG’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos (R) looks on during the UEFA Champions League Last 16, first-leg football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v PSG in Dortmund, western Germany, on February 18, 2020. Ina Fassbender / AFP     Norway teenager Erling Braut Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund sealed a 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain, for whom Neymar scored on his return from injury, in Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg tie. Forward Haaland took his tally to 11 ... more
  • 3 days VIDEO: ‘You Don’t Sack People Like That,’ SGF Reacts To Calls For Service Chiefs’ Removal ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Service Chiefs at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on January 17, 2020.     The Federal Government has explained why the service chiefs cannot be removed yet amid calls that they should be sacked. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, made the position of the government known to reporters on Tuesday in Abuja. “You don’t sack people like that; there are processes and I believe that at the opportune time, those processes … if need be,” he said. According to Mustapha, Nigeria is in a difficult ... more
  • 3 days Beyond Football, Other Sports Can Bring Glory To Nigeria – Minister ChannelsTv |Sports
      The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says his ministry is working towards developing other sports in Nigeria. He said this when he appeared as a guest on Channels TV’s sports programme, Sports Tonight on Tuesday. When asked if he was going to be another ‘football minister’, he reassured Nigerians that the focus would not only be on football just as has been “demonstrated in the last six months”… we are not just all about football”. Dare further explained that Nigeria’s sports development is anchored not just on one sport but on multiple sports. According to ... more
  • 3 days Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Chibok Village, Burn Houses ChannelsTv
      Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Kwarangilim village in Borno State. The assailants were said to have invaded the village in Chibok Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday. According to local sources, the invaders struck in the evening, announcing their arrival with gunshots. They also set houses ablaze while villagers were forced to escape to nearby bushes as the attack lasted for hours. Although it has yet to be ascertained why the attack was carried out, Channels Television gathered that part of the insurgents’ mission was to loot food items from the village. ... more
  • 3 days Senate President Raises Security Threat Alarm At National Assembly ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.     President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has asked the security agencies to beef up the security measures at the National Assembly to avert any threat. Speaking during an emergency meeting with top security officials on Tuesday in Abuja, Lawan disclosed that he has received a report of security threat to the National Assembly. “Personally, I had a report from the DSS that we had a security threat. Many unknown and uninvited people came or are coming ... more
  • 3 days Abducted Nasarawa Permanent Secretary Regains Freedom ChannelsTv
      The Permanent Secretary of the Nasarawa State Ministry of Works, Jibrin Giza, who was abducted on Sunday has regained his freedom. This was confirmed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations, Nasarawa State command on Tuesday. Read Also: Permanent Secretary Abducted In Nasarawa According to him, Giza was released by the abductors after much pressure from the police and no ransom was paid. Details later… ... more
  • 3 days Barcelona Part Ways With PR Company For Criticising Messi, Others ChannelsTv |Sports
    Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi/ AFP   Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Tuesday the club has terminated its contract with a company accused of criticising current and former players, including Lionel Messi, on social media. “This morning I personally gave instructions terminate the contract,” Bartomeu said at a journalism awards ceremony. According to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser Cataluna on Monday, Barca hired a PR company, I3 Ventures, to improve the image of Bartomeu and the club’s board online. The company oversaw “dozens” of accounts attacking the likes of Messi, Gerard Pique, Xavi Hernandez, Pep Guardiola and Carles ... more
  • 3 days Bayelsa APC Youths Condemn ‘Attack’ On Justice Odili ChannelsTv |Politics
      Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) youth wing from Bayelsa State have condemned what they’ve described as the continued assault on the Justices of the Supreme Court. Their complaint follows a protest held by another group at the residence of a justice of the Supreme Court, Mary Peter-Odili, in Abuja, on Tuesday. The protesters held placards berating the judge for the decision on the governorship election in Bayelsa State on February 13, 2020. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Odili in the judgement, ordered the sack of the APC governor-elect, David Lyon and ... more
  • 3 days Casillas To End Playing Career, Says Porto President ChannelsTv |Sports
    Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas reacts at the end of a friendly football match between Porto and Newcastle United at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on July 28, 2018. AFP   Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa said on Tuesday that Iker Casillas is set to retire, a day after the World Cup-winning captain announced he would run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). Casillas, 38, had been expected to bring an end to a glittering playing career after making the announcement but has never confirmed that he was hanging up his boots. “Before announcing his ... more
  • 3 days Nothing Like Multiple Taxation In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu ChannelsTv
    Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Muhammad Mamman Nami, with Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu during a courtesy visit to the Governor at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.   Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said there is currently no multiple taxation in Lagos State revenue system. According to him, his administration will always improve on the ease of doing business in the state rather than stifle the economy with loaded taxes. He disclosed this while receiving the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, (FIRS) Mr. Muhammad Nami at his office in Ikeja, the ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: China Arrests President Xi’s Critic ChannelsTv |World
    Chinese President Xi Jinping   Police in China have arrested a prominent activist who had been a fugitive for weeks and criticised President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic while in hiding, a rights group said Tuesday. Anti-corruption activist Xu Zhiyong was arrested on Saturday after being on the run since December, according to Amnesty International. China’s ruling Communist Party has severely curtailed civil liberties since Xi took power in 2012, rounding up rights lawyers, labour activists and even Marxist students. The death this month of a whistleblowing doctor who was reprimanded by police for raising the alarm about the ... more
  • 3 days Four Killed, 34 Injured In Niger Tanker Explosion ChannelsTv
      Four persons have been confirmed killed and 34 others injured following a tanker explosion at Kutigi town in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State. The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Joel Dagwa, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Tuesday. According to him, the explosion happened after a tanker carrying substance suspected to be diesel, collided with a container loaded with bags of maize which was also carrying about 200 people, as well as another trailer loaded with bags of maize and other farm produce.     Dagwa also stated ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus: UK To Repatriate Citizens From Ship Quarantined Off Japan ChannelsTv |World
    The Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus, is seen anchored at the Daikaku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 12, 2020.  AFP   The British government on Tuesday became the latest country to announce it will evacuate its citizens stranded onboard a cruise ship quarantined off Japan because of the new coronavirus. Britain said it would organise a flight to repatriate its nationals from the Diamond Princess vessel, where more than 450 people have tested positive for COVID-19. That follows the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong ... more
  • 3 days China Coronavirus Death Toll Rises Again, WHO Calls For Calm ChannelsTv |World
    This photo taken on February 6, 2020 shows a laboratory technician working on samples from people to be tested for the new coronavirus at “Fire Eye” laboratory in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province.  STR / AFP   The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak rose again on Tuesday but Chinese and international health officials sought to calm global nerves, citing a study showing most cases are mild and warning against excessive measures to contain the epidemic. Nearly 1,900 people have now died and more than 72,000 others infected by the virus in China, with hundreds of more cases in ... more
  • 3 days Nigerian Freed Of Drug Trafficking Charges In Saudi Arabia ChannelsTv
      A Nigerian has been discharged by a court in Saudi Arabia after charges of drug trafficking levelled against him were dismissed. Ibrahim Ibrahim, a native of Zamfara state was arrested in Jedda in 2017 after authorities discovered illegal drugs in his bag allegedly trafficked to the kingdom. According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, a delegation from NIDCOM and Zamfara state Government arrived in Jeddah for the trial slated for 18th February 2020 with documentary evidence showing that Ibrahim was set up by some people who have been arrested and confessed to committing the act. READ ALSO: Reps ... more
  • 3 days Reps Condemn Diversion Of Flights To Other African Countries ChannelsTv |Biz
    Some lawmakers during plenary at the House of Representatives chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja on February 18, 2020. Photo: Twitter- @HouseNGR.     The House of Representatives has condemned the recent increase in diversion of international flights by foreign airlines to neighbouring African countries. Debating a motion during Tuesday’s plenary, the lawmakers described the incident as an embarrassment to the country. They were worried that despite the acquisition of the Instrument Landing System, the equipment have yet to be installed. READ ALSO: Minister Speaks About Flight Diversions, Cancellations At Lagos Airport According to the lawmakers, the airlines cited ... more
  • 3 days Reps Condemn Diversion Of Flights To Other African Countries ChannelsTv
    Some lawmakers during plenary at the House of Representatives chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja on February 18, 2020. Photo: Twitter- @HouseNGR.     The House of Representatives has condemned the recent increase in diversion of international flights by foreign airlines to neighbouring African countries. Debating a motion during Tuesday’s plenary, the lawmakers described the incident as an embarrassment to the country. They were worried that despite the acquisition of the Instrument Landing System, the equipment have yet to be installed. READ ALSO: Minister Speaks About Flight Diversions, Cancellations At Lagos Airport According to the lawmakers, the airlines cited ... more
  • 3 days Netanyahu’s Trial To Begin In March ChannelsTv |World
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on July 29, 2018. Sebastian Scheiner / POOL / AFP   The trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges will open on March 17, the justice ministry said Tuesday. It said the indictment would be read by judge Rivka Friedman-Feldman in the presence of Netanyahu in Jerusalem. The announcement comes as the 70-year-old prime minister campaigns ahead of March 2 elections, Israel’s third in less than a year, after two previous polls resulted in a deadlock between Netanyahu and his ... more
  • 3 days IMF Cuts Nigeria’s 2020 Growth Forecast To Two Percent ChannelsTv |Biz
      The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut down its 2020 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecast for Nigeria to two percent, from the 2.5 per cent it had predicted earlier. According to the IMF, the cut reflects the impact of lower international oil prices while inflation in the country is expected to pick up. Data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Tuesday showed that Nigeria’s inflation for the month of January 2020 hit 12.13 percent, recording five months of consecutive rise. A statement posted on IMF website on Monday said that the review was necessitated after ... more
  • 3 days Supreme Court Adjourns Review Of Zamfara Judgement To March 2 ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of an application filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) seeking the review of the May 24, 2019 judgment which nullified the victory of all the party’s candidates at the 2019 Governorship Elections in Zamfara State. The APC and other applicants represented by Chief Robert Clarke (SAN) at the Tuesday’s proceedings filed a suit against Senator Kabiru Marafa and 179 others. Mr Clarke applied for the adjournment to enable him serve the processes on the 141 to 148 respondents. READ ALSO: Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Of Ihedioha’s Case A five-man panel led by ... more
  • 3 days Presidency Keeps Mum Over Kyari, Monguno Dispute ChannelsTv
    A photo collage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and the National Security Adviser, Retired Major General Babagana Monguno.   There appears to be an uneasy calm in the presidency regarding the revelation of a spat between the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and the National Security Adviser, Retired Major General Babagana Monguno. In a leaked memo dated December 2019 and published by an online website, Premium Times, Monguno accused the Kyari of usurping the powers of the President Muhammadu Buhari and interfering on issues of national security. The leaked memo was ... more
  • 3 days India Bars Chinese Wrestlers Over Coronavirus ChannelsTv |World
      Chinese wrestlers will be unable to take part in the Asian Championships in New Delhi this week after being denied visas because of the coronavirus outbreak, an official said India’s government has suspended e-visas for Chinese nationals due to the deadly virus that has claimed more than 1,800 lives since spreading from its epicentre in the central city of Wuhan. “They are not coming. Of course, health concerns remain a big reason and the coronavirus outbreak is deadly,” Wrestling Federation of India assistant secretary Vinod Tomar told AFP. A Chinese Federation spokesperson was quoted as saying on the ... more
  • 3 days Late Lawmaker’s Son Wins APC Babura/Garki Federal Constituency Primary ChannelsTv |Politics
    Musa Muhammad Adamu has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the bye-election into the vacant Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa State. Adamu is the son of Muhammad Adamu the late lawmaker representing Garki/Babura Federal Constituency. The primary was held on Monday at Babura Local Government Secretariat. READ ALSO: Court Stops INEC From Deregistering 35 Political Parties Adamu polled 547 votes to defeat three other candidates among which is his brother Aliyu Muhammad Adamu who polled 32 votes. The Chief Returning Officer, Muhammad Aminu Ibrahim while declaring the results said the total accredited votes were 605, ... more
  • 3 days Champions League: Tottenham’s Son Suffers Injury Ahead Of Leipzig Tie ChannelsTv |Sports
    Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min/ AFP   Korean star Son Heung-min has fractured his right arm his club Tottenham Hotspur said on Tuesday delivering a blow to their hopes of silverware this season and qualifying for the Champions League next season. The 27-year-old South Korean international forward suffered the injury in the 3-2 Premier League victory over Aston Villa — in which he scored twice including the late winner — on Sunday. Son suffered the injury in a robust first-minute challenge from Villa’s Ezri Konsa. The club did not specify how long Son would be out. Spurs ... more
  • 3 days More Than Football: Kurdish Women Win Big With Syria Title ChannelsTv |Sports
    Members of the Amuda women’s team take part in a training session in the northeastern Syrian town of Amuda in Hasakeh province on February 7, 2020.Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP   Samar Sheikh’s neighbours used to tell her football was not for girls but the criticism stopped when her team won the very first women’s championship in Syria. The 20-year-old also finished top scorer at the end of a season that saw teams from all over Syria face-off over weeks before the final that was held in late January in Damascus. “I’ve been hooked on football since I was little,” ... more
  • 3 days Senate Confirms Nuhu’s Appointment As NCAA DG ChannelsTv
    Lawmakers during plenary at the Senate chamber in Abuja February 12, 2020. Photo: Twitter-@NGRSenate.   The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). President Muhammadu Buhari had in October 2019, approved the appointment of Captain Nuhu as the new NCAA boss, replacing the erstwhile DG, Captain Muthar Usman. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on January 28, 2020, read a request on the floor from President Buhari, seeking the confirmation of Captain Nuhu. During Tuesday’s plenary, a report of the Committee on Aviation submitted by Chairman of the Committee, ... more
  • 3 days COVID-19: Figures Hit 542 On Quarantined Cruise Ship ChannelsTv |World
    People still in quarantine due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus stand on the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 18, 2020. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP   Another 88 people aboard a cruise ship off Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday, as those free of the disease hoped they were spending their last night on board before disembarking. The new cases take the total from the Diamond Princess to 542 — easily the biggest cluster outside the epicentre in China — as ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Attends Passing Out Parade Of New EFCC Detectives In Kaduna ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari is at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna state for the Passing Out Parade ceremony of the Detective Inspector Course of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The passing out parade highlights months of intensive military training and grooming of the cadets, in preparation for a challenging and exciting career as EFCC operatives. According to the EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, the collaboration with the NDA in training the detectives is to ensure that its officers will not be intimidated or defeated in the fight against corruption. ... more
  • 3 days Why Tiger Widows Of Bangladesh Are Tagged ‘Bad Omen’ ChannelsTv |World
    In this photograph taken on November 11, 2019, Bangladeshi mother-of-four Mosammat Rashida, whose husband was killed by a Bengal tiger a decade ago while he was collecting honey, stands next to a mirror at her house in Shyamnagar Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP   Abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Mosammat Rashida’s crime? Her husband was killed by a Bengal tiger. Women like her are ostracised in many rural villages in Bangladesh, where they are viewed as the cause of their partner’s misfortune. “My sons have told me that I am an unlucky witch,” ... more
  • 3 days Coronavirus Epidemic: WHO Warns Against Overreaction ChannelsTv |World
     
    This photo taken on February 17, 2020 shows a patient who has displayed mild symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus looking at a book at an exhibition centre converted into a hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. AFP PHOTO   The World Health Organization has warned against a global over-reaction to the new coronavirus epidemic following panic-buying, event cancellations and concerns about cruise ship travel, as China’s official death toll neared 1,900 on Tuesday. More than 72,000 people have now been infected in China and hundreds more abroad, although the WHO stressed the disease has infected a ... more
  • 3 days Food Prices Push Inflation Up To 12.13% In January ChannelsTv |Biz
    A file photo taken at a food market   Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that food prices have forced Nigeria’s inflation for the month of January 2020 to hit 12.13 percent, recording five months of consecutive increase. The increase is 0.15 percent points higher than the rate recorded in December 2019 (11.98 percent). The report from NBS released on Tuesday stated that the composite food index rose by 14.85 percent in January 2020 compared to 14.67 percent in December 2019, and It revealed that the rise in the food index was caused by increases in ... more
  • 4 days Manchester United Beat Chelsea 2-0 ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester United’s English defender Harry Maguire kicks the ball clear during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on February 17, 2020. Glyn KIRK / AFP     Manchester United moved to within three points of fourth-placed Chelsea with a smash and grab 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire on Monday. Chelsea had two goals disallowed by VAR reviews and were furious Maguire was not sent-off early on for an off-the-ball kick out at Michy Batshuayi. ... more
  • 4 days VIDEO: EFCC Claims Diezani Stole $2.5bn, Asks UK To Extradite Her ChannelsTv
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. The acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, made the appeal while addressing reporters on Monday in Kaduna State. He stated that the former minister should be extradited on the ground that she allegedly stole a sum of $2.5 billion belonging to the Nigerian government and must, therefore, account for it. Magu also claimed that Diezani has a generation of looters supporting her actions which he said was not good for the image and development ... more
  • 4 days Police Inspector Killed, Two Officers Injured In Shootout With Bandits ChannelsTv
    A file photo of a police patrol van.     A Police Inspector, Ibrahim Chibok, has been killed during a shootout with bandits who attacked Muchiya Kaji village in Niger State. The Police Public Relations Officer in Niger, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed this in a statement on Monday. He revealed that two other officers of the Niger State Police Command were injured during the incident which occurred on Sunday in Mariga Local Government Area of the state. Abubakar said the slain and injured officers were part of joint police and military team who received a distress call that some armed ... more
  • 4 days Racism: Porto Should Have Done More For Marega, Says Gullit ChannelsTv |Sports
    FC Porto’s Malian forward Moussa Marega celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese league football match between Vitoria Guimaraes SC and FC Porto at the Dom Alfonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on February 16, 2020. MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP   Dutch legend Ruud Gullit said Monday that Moussa Marega’s Porto team-mates should have done more to protect him after the Mali striker walked off in protest after receiving racist abuse in a Portuguese league game. On Sunday, the 28-year-old scored a 60th-minute winner for Porto against his ex-club Vitoria Guimaeres which led to a torrent of monkey chants. In the ... more
  • 4 days Bayelsa Violence: Police Extend Curfew Until Sunday ChannelsTv |Politics
    Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, Mr Uche Anozia, addressing reporters at the Command’s Headquarters in Yenagoa on February 17, 2020.     The Bayelsa State Police Command has extended the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed in the state. The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, Mr Uche Anozia, announced this while briefing reporters at the Command’s Headquarters on Monday in Yenagoa, the state capital. This followed a three-day curfew earlier imposed by the police as a result of the violent protest that erupted the state. READ ALSO: Police Impose Three-Day Curfew After Violence In Bayelsa The violence was the aftermath of the ... more
  • 4 days City Ban: People Who Don’t Respect Rules Should Be Punished – Wenger ChannelsTv |Sports
    Arsenal’s ex-coach Arsene Wenger/AFP   Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has little sympathy for Manchester City over their ban from European competition, especially as he regularly lost some of his best players to their wealthy Premier League rivals. “The rules are what they are and people who don’t respect them… have to be punished,” said Wenger at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin. “If it is proven that this has been done on purpose, you can not let that go unpunished.” On Friday, UEFA announced City had been banned from continental competition for two seasons for what the body said ... more
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