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  • 3 weeks Buhari’s Attack On NASS Leadership Is ‘Uncalled For’, Says PDP ChannelsTv |Politics
        The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments against the National Assembly and its elected leadership as ‘uncalled for’. In a statement on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the President’s statement “speaks volume of his disposition about democracy”. It added that the claims by the President have shown that his administration has failed the people in the last four years. READ ALSO: I Rate The Eight National Assembly Low On Patriotism – Buhari The PDP said, “President Muhammadu Buhari’s resort to blame-game and false performance claims, in his ... more
  • 3 weeks Andre Villas-Boas Appointed As Marseille Coach ChannelsTv |Sports
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 5, 2018 Portuguese driver and former head coach of British football teams Chelsea and Tottenham, Andre Villas Boas is pictured during a press conference in Lima ahead of the 2018 Dakar Rally.FRANCK FIFE / AFP French giants Marseille named former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas as the club’s new coach Tuesday after he signed a two-year deal to replace Rudi Garcia. “We are delighted to hire a coach whose success is recognised at the highest level in Europe and in the world,” said Marseille owner Frank McCourt. Villas-Boas, 41, served ... more
  • 3 weeks Students Protest Over Edo College Of Education Shut Down ChannelsTv
    Students and residents of Ekiadolor community in Ovia South Local Government Area of Edo State have staged a peaceful protest over the shutdown of the state-owned College of Education Ekiadolor. The students alleged that the College of Education was shut down a few years after it was converted to Tayo Akpata University of Education. See Photos Below:    ... more
  • 3 weeks Copa America: Neymar Stripped Of Brazil Captaincy, Replaced With Dani Alves ChannelsTv |Sports
    In this file photo taken on November 26, 2017, Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Dani Alves (R) congratulates Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar after he scored a penalty kick during the French L1 football match between Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Louis II stadium, in Monaco. PHOTO: YANN COATSALIOU / AFP   Dani Alves will replace Neymar as the captain of the Brazilian national team in the Copa America, the country’s football federation (CBF) announced Monday. “The decision was communicated to Neymar by (coach) Tite on Saturday,” CBF said in a statement about the striker, who was handed ... more
  • 3 weeks Spanish Footballers, Huesca President Arrested For Alleged Match-Fixing ChannelsTv |Sports
      Several Spanish footballers, including the President of Huesca, Agustin Lasaosa, have been detained, Spanish media reported on Tuesday. They were arrested for allegedly being part of a gang that fixed matches in the first and second divisions. Contacted by AFP, police confirmed an operation was underway but refused to give any more details. READ ALSO: CAF Confederation Cup: Zamalek’s Win End 16-Year African Trophy Drought According to several local media, those detained include a former Real Madrid player, suspected of leading the organisation, other footballers or ex-footballers in the first division as well as ... more
  • 3 weeks Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Katsina Governor Till June 26 ChannelsTv
    Ibrahim Shema   The Federal High Court in Katsina has adjourned the trial of the former Governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema, till June 26, 2019. The presiding judge, Justice Hadiza Shagari gave the ruling following the absence of the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or the representatives from the state government. READ ALSO: Court Adjourns Trial Of Ex-Katsina Governor, Shema Over Alleged Fraud Mr Shema is being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on a 26 count charge of money laundering involving the sum of N5,776, 552, 396, which he pleaded ... more
  • 3 weeks Ajimobi Scores His Administration High After Valedictory Session ChannelsTv
      Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has scored his administration high after a valedictory Executive Council meeting held with his commissioners and special advisers. The governor during the valedictory session held at the Executive Chambers of his office urged members of his cabinet to hold their head up high for being a part of his ‘historic and impactful two-term tenure.’ “The history of Oyo State had hitherto been replete with brigandage, thuggery, violence and other things antithetical to development, but, today, we can say God has done wonderfully well with us by assisting us to successfully turn around its ... more
  • 3 weeks Two Dead, Including Schoolgirl, After Japan Mass Stabbing ChannelsTv |World
    Forensic police investigate the crime scene where a man stabbed 19 people, including children, in Kawasaki on May 28, 2019.  PHOTO: JIJI PRESS / AFP   A knife-wielding attacker killed a 12-year-old schoolgirl and a man before stabbing himself to death in a rampage outside Tokyo on Tuesday that also injured more than a dozen, including several children. The mass stabbing in the town of Kawasaki, south of the Japanese capital, was a rare attack in a country with one of the lowest rates of violent crime in the developed world, and there was no ... more
  • 3 weeks Niger Governor Dissolves Cabinet, Directs Commissioners To Handover Today ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello   The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello has dissolved the State Executive Council and directed all Commissioners to prepare and hand over the affairs of their Ministries to their Permanent Secretaries. The governor directed all other political appointees to do same and handover to the most senior civil servant in their departments or agencies. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Jibrin Baba Ndace, the Governor commended the Members of the Executive Council and Special Advisers for a job well done and directed that all handover should be perfected ... more
  • 3 weeks INEC To Meet Over ‘Do-Or-Die’ Attitude Of Politicians During General Elections ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will meet with stakeholders to address the conduct of politicians during the just concluded general elections. Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated this on Tuesday at a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners in Abuja. He said “We need a conversation around the personal conduct of especially the political actors. “The “do-or-die” attitude of some politicians and the inability to penalise electoral offenders incentivise bad behaviour”. Read Full Statement Below: REMARKS BY HONOURABLE CHAIRMAN, INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC), PROF. MAHMOOD YAKUBU, AT A MEETING WITH THE ... more
  • 3 weeks Clashes In Four Brazil Prisons Leave 40 Dead ChannelsTv |World
    Map of Brazil Credit: Google Maps   At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday over an apparent gang dispute, authorities said, in the latest wave of violence to rock the country’s overpopulated and deadly prison system. The victims appeared to have been killed by “asphyxiation,” the Amazonas state government said in a statement, a day after 15 people were killed in one of the prisons. Officials had initially put the number of dead at 42, but later revised the number to 40. At least 25 of the victims ... more
  • 3 weeks Regime Bombardment Kills 18 Civilians In Syria’s Idlib ChannelsTv |World
      At least 18 civilians were killed on Monday as Syria’s regime intensified its bombardment of Idlib province, the last jihadist stronghold in the country’s northwest, a monitor said. Idlib and parts of the neighbouring provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia are under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a jihadist group led by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate. Eighteen civilians, including six children, were killed on Monday in air strikes and missile attacks on Idlib province, said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Ten of them, including four children, died in the town of ... more
  • 3 weeks Regime Bombardment Kills 18 Civilians In Syria’s Idlib ChannelsTv
      At least 18 civilians were killed on Monday as Syria’s regime intensified its bombardment of Idlib province, the last jihadist stronghold in the country’s northwest, a monitor said. Idlib and parts of the neighbouring provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Latakia are under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a jihadist group led by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate. Eighteen civilians, including six children, were killed on Monday in air strikes and missile attacks on Idlib province, said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Ten of them, including four children, died in the town of ... more
  • 3 weeks CAF Confederation Cup: Zamalek’s Win End 16-Year African Trophy Drought ChannelsTv |Sports
    Egypt’s Zamalek players celebrate with the trophy after they won the CAF Confederation Cup final football match between Egypt’s Zamalek and Morocco’s RSB Berkane at Borg El Arab Stadium near Alexandria on May 26, 2019.Khaled DESOUKI / AFP   Brilliant penalties enabled Zamalek Sporting Club of Egypt to win the CAF Confederation Cup final near Alexandria Monday and end a 16-year African trophy drought. Mahmoud Alaa converted a 55th-minute VAR spot-kick to give Zamalek a 1-0 second-leg win over Renaissance Sportive Berkane of Morocco and leave the teams tied at 1-1 on aggregate. With no extra-time in CAF club ... more
  • 3 weeks Kane In England Squad For Nations League Finals ChannelsTv |Sports
    Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane (L) and Tottenham Hotspur’s English midfielder Dele Alli (2nd R) take part in a team training session at Tottenham Hotspur’s Enfield Training Centre, north London, on May 27, 2019 ahead of their UEFA Champions League Final football match against Liverpool.Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP   Harry Kane was included in England’s 23-man squad for next month’s Nations League finals on Monday but Tottenham Hotspur team-mates Harry Winks and Kieran Trippier were both left out. Gareth Southgate, the England manager, has reduced his group from the list of 27 he named earlier this month, with ... more
  • 3 weeks Austrian Chancellor Loses No-Confidence Vote Over Corruption Allegation ChannelsTv |World
    Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks during a session of the parliament before a confidence vote on May 27, 2019 in Vienna following the fallout from the “Ibiza-gate” scandalROLAND SCHLAGER / APA / AFP   Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Monday became the first chancellor in the country’s post-war history to be removed from office by a no-confidence vote over a corruption scandal that had already brought down his coalition with the far-right. The motion against Kurz and his cabinet is the latest fallout from the so-called “Ibiza-gate” scandal, which saw far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) leader and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache ... more
  • 3 weeks Serena Fights Back At Roland Garros As Nadal, Djokovic Cruise ChannelsTv
    Serena Williams of the US plays a forehand return to Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko during their women’s singles first round match on day two of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 27, 2019. Thomas SAMSON / AFP   Serena Williams survived a first-round scare at the French Open on Monday as she battled back from a set down to defeat Russian world number 83 Vitalia Diatchenko, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic both eased through. The 37-year-old Williams, who is attempting to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles, racked up ... more
  • 3 weeks Serena Fights Back At Roland Garros As Nadal, Djokovic Cruise ChannelsTv |Sports
    Serena Williams of the US plays a forehand return to Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko during their women’s singles first round match on day two of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 27, 2019. Thomas SAMSON / AFP   Serena Williams survived a first-round scare at the French Open on Monday as she battled back from a set down to defeat Russian world number 83 Vitalia Diatchenko, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic both eased through. The 37-year-old Williams, who is attempting to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles, racked up ... more
  • 3 weeks Israeli Missile Hits Quneitra, Syria Reports Casualties ChannelsTv |World
      Syria said Israel carried out a missile attack that caused casualties on Monday, in what Israel’s army said was a retaliatory strike. “An Israeli missile targeted Tel al-Shaar in Quneitra,” the Syrian news agency said, adding a “military vehicle was targeted and there are wounded”. The Israeli military confirmed it carried out an air strike in Syria in retaliation for what it said was anti-aircraft fire targeting one of its fighter jets. The Syrian province of Quneitra includes the Golan Heights, most of which is occupied and annexed by Israel. “Earlier today, Syrian anti-aircraft systems fired at an ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigeria Lose To USA 2-0 In FIFA U-20 Tourney ChannelsTv |Sports
    PHOTO: The NFF   Nigeria’s Flying Eagles failed to repeat the win in their opening game against Qatar, by losing 2-0 to the USA at the second group stage game in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland. Forward Sebastian Soto struck twice at both half’s for the USA, securing their first victory. The USA proved a hard nut to crack throughout the encounter for the flying Eagles with several saves; substitute Aniekeme Okon’s ferocious full volley at the top of the area was saved by Brady Scott. READ ALSO: Channels Kids Cup: Edo Player Gets N100,000 Reward For ... more
  • 3 weeks I Rate The Eight National Assembly Low On Patriotism – Buhari ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that he rates the Eight National Assembly very low on patriotism. According to President Buhari, this is because the National Assembly stayed seven months without passing the budget his government presented. In an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), The President said a wrong culture was developed in the National Assembly, suggesting that they (the Legislators) dictate the terms. Buhari said the Legislators were acting like they were the government of the day, adding that by so doing they were holding the nation to ransom. READ ALSO: Buhari Signs 2019 Budget ... more
  • 3 weeks FG Declares Wednesday Work-Free Day For All Nigerians ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau.   Wednesday will be a work-free day for all Nigerians, the Federal Government has declared. The holiday is to be observed in commemoration of the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for a second term in office. In a Tweet on Monday, Bashir Ahmad, the New Media aide of Buhari, stated that the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government. READ ALSO: Buhari Signs 2019 Budget Bashir Ahmaad wrote, “The Federal Government declares Wednesday, May 29, as work-free ... more
  • 3 weeks I Won’t Let The Nation Down, Buhari Assures Nigerians ChannelsTv |Politics
      President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja gave assurances on security in the country, stressing that he will not let the nation down. Speaking at a meeting with the Northern Governors Forum, NGF, led by the outgoing Chairman, Kashim Shettima of Borno State at the State House, President Buhari said: “The security of the country is on my mind 24 hours of the day. I get daily and weekly situation reports. I have listened to your brief. I will look into your recommendations. I am acutely aware of the situation, but I have learnt more today.” The President ... more
  • 3 weeks APC Sets Up Panel To Review Petitions On Anti-Party Activities ChannelsTv |Politics
    APC spokesman, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu.   The All Progressives Congress Congress (APC) has set up a 5-member committee to review the numerous petitions on anti-party activities of some members from the states. A statement by the Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu on Monday, said that the committee, set up by the National Working Committee (NWC), will review several petitions alleging various forms of anti-party activities by some members, including those working against the party or its candidates in the just concluded elections. READ ALSO: Court Sacks Imo APC Reps Member-Elect According to the APC Spokesman, the committee will ... more
  • 3 weeks Pipeline Vandals Hurt Host Communities More Than Government – Buhari ChannelsTv |Politics
      President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja said the destruction of oil facilities by vandals was hurting the host communities, the majority of the people and the environment more than the government. Receiving South-South Monarchs Forum (SSMF) led by King Edmund Daukoru, Mingi XII, Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom, at State House, President Buhari appealed to South-South elders to do more to end pipeline vandalism in their communities. The President told the traditional rulers who came to congratulate him on his re-election and discuss issues of specific relevance to the zone, that they were culturally and traditionally positioned to complement ... more
  • 3 weeks INEC Challenges Parties To Conduct Proper Primaries ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has challenged political parties to conduct credible primaries for the nomination of candidates in a bid to strengthen the electoral jurisprudence in the country. This is according to the electoral umpire’s Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, during the presentation of certificate of return to Governor-elect, deputy Governor-elect, Senators-elect and members of the House of Representatives-elect from Zamfara state on Monday. He added that a total of 64 certificates of return had been withdrawn and issued to persons declared winners by courts of law, and the commission is still studying nine more judgments. Below ... more
  • 3 weeks Channels Kids Cup: Edo Player Gets N100,000 Reward For Returning Missing Phone ChannelsTv |Sports
      In a rare show of honesty, a player participating in the Channels International Kids Cup (Season 11) returned a missing phone he found at the Campos Square in Lagos. The boy identified as Goodluck Destiny is part of the Edo State Team partaking in the final of the tournament that coincides with the Children’s Day celebration. Destiny was said to have returned the purse containing N2,000 and a phone to his coach for the owner to be found. Moved by the gesture, the Nigeria Football Federation rewarded him with a cash price of N100,000. ... more
  • 3 weeks Court Sacks Imo APC Reps Member-Elect ChannelsTv
      A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri the Imo state capital has sacked the member-elect representing Nkwerre/ Nwangele / Njaba / Isu Federal constituency of Imo State, Ugonna Ozurigbo under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a judgment delivered on Monday, the presiding Judge, Justice Tijani Ringim ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to issue a Certificate of Return to candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kingsley Echendu, who came second at the polls, even though the PDP nor its candidate was not a party to the suit . The court affirmed that the ... more
  • 3 weeks Nine-Year-Old Saxophonist Serenades Players, Spectators At Channels Kid’s Cup Final ChannelsTv
      As season 11 of the Channels International Kids Cup reached a thrilling conclusion today, there were many high points. One of the standout moments was the performance by a nine-year-old girl, Temilayo Abodunrin. The talented saxophonist thrilled the players and spectators with a beautiful solo performance during which she gave her touch to some of the greatest hits of all times. Her rendition of Michael Jackson’s We Are The World and Bob Marley’s One Love drew great applaud from the excited audience. At the end of her performance, some of the spectators saluted her magic with a standing ... more
  • 3 weeks Confidence Building Measures Will Sustain Nigeria’s Democracy – Jonathan ChannelsTv
        Former President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that if democracy must endure, the democratic process must be developed in a way that people will have confidence in the electoral process. This is as Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said that the problems of Nigeria are self-inflicted as they flow from politicization of everything and the promotion of pervasive injustice. The Former President Spoke at a Lecture/Book Presentation to mark the Second Term Inauguration of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike in Port Harcourt on Monday. Jonathan stated that despite the challenges, the country must embrace electronic voting. ... more
  • 3 weeks INEC Issue Certificates Of Return To Zamfara Governor-Elect, Others ChannelsTv |Politics
    PHOTO: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued Certificates of Return to new winners of elections in Zamfara state. The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu on Monday, issued certificates to the Governor, Deputy Governor-elect, and Senators-elect at the Commission’s Electoral Institute in Abuja. READ ALSO: Buhari Signs 2019 Budget According to Yakubu, there are a total of 809 pre-election cases pending in various courts, challenging the conducts of primaries by political parties. “I want to reiterate the importance of conducting proper primaries before elections in order to reduce the spate of litigation associated with ... more
  • 3 weeks Four Killed In Indonesia’s Post-Election Violence ChannelsTv |World
      A 16-year-old boy was one of at least four people shot dead by police during a riot triggered by dissatisfaction over the election result in the restive province of Papua, an official said. More than 300 supporters of a legislative candidate who claimed he should have won the seat in the local council attacked a district office in Asmat district. The candidate, who was not identified, claimed based on the votes he should have won a seat in the city council but his name was replaced with another candidate’s name. The protesters, armed with sharp weapons, damaged the ... more
  • 3 weeks Japan To Buy 105 US Warplanes – Trump ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump smiles during a joint press conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on May 27, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota / POOL / AFP   Japan plans to buy 105 US-made stealth warplanes, Donald Trump said on Monday, which the US President said would give Tokyo the largest F35 fleet of any US ally. Trump, in Tokyo for a state visit, said Japan “has just announced its intent to purchase 105 brand new F35 stealth aircraft. Stealth, because, the fact is you can’t see them.” “This purchase would give Japan ... more
  • 3 weeks I Can’t Promise Boko Haram Will Or Will Not Be Eradicated – Garba Shehu ChannelsTv
    The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu   The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says he cannot promise whether or not the Boko Haram terrorists will be eradicated. He stated this on Monday during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily when he was asked if terrorism has come to stay or it is a challenge that will till fade out. “I can’t promise you that Boko Haram will or will not be eradicated but it is an ongoing challenge globally. Even in the more advanced ... more
  • 3 weeks LIVE UPDATES: Channels Kids Cup Final ChannelsTv
       The final match of the Channels International Kids Cup Season 11, is currently ongoing at the Campos Square, Lagos. Following a series of activities at the Agege Stadium in Lagos, two finalists emerged on Saturday – Adetunji Primary School from Kwara State and Banham Primary School from Rivers. Emerging in the third place after today’s match, was Samfra School from Lagos who beat their Benin Republic counterpart, Ecole Eveil.     Stay with us for the live updates on the final match to see who wins this year’s cup. —————————————————————————————————————————–   15:04 pm: Goodluck ... more
  • 3 weeks Nadal Opens Roland Garros Title Defence With Easy Victory ChannelsTv |Sports
    Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves the ball to Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann during their men’s singles first round match on day two of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 27, 2019. Thomas SAMSON / AFP   Defending champion Rafael Nadal began his pursuit of a 12th French Open title with a comfortable 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 win over German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann on Monday. Second seed Nadal goes on to face either Kimmer Coppejans of Belgium or another German qualifier Yannick Maden for a place in the last 32. AFP ... more
  • 3 weeks Children’s Day: UNICEF Inaugurates Campaign On Child’s Right ChannelsTv
    A school pupil marches during the Children’s Day celebration in Abuja on Monday May 27, 2019. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/ Channels TV   The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in commemoration of 2019 Children’s day has inaugurated a campaign to create awareness about the rights of children in Nigerian society. UNICEF’s new Country Representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. The campaign tagged ‘For every child, every right’ is aimed at drawing attention to the human rights of the Nigerian child. READ ALSO: Children’s Day Celebration In Pictures Hawkins said that while ... more
  • 3 weeks Austrian Chancellor Set To Lose No-Confidence Vote ChannelsTv |World
    Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz attends a session of the parliament before a confidence vote on May 27, 2019 in Vienna following the fallout from the “Ibiza-gate” scandal that toppled his coalition with the far right.  ALEX HALADA / AFP   Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was set Monday to lose a no-confidence vote in parliament, which will see him removed from office over a corruption scandal that brought down his coalition government. Norbert Hofer, chief of the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), said Monday that his party “will support” the motion, which is also backed by the main opposition Social Democrats ... more
  • 3 weeks Alleged $40m Fraud: Court Acquits Goodluck Jonathan’s Cousin ChannelsTv
      Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has discharged and acquitted, Mr Robert Azibaola, a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan on the $40m fraud charges filed against him by the Federal government. In a judgment delivered on Monday, Justice Dimgba discharged the defendant from the two charges on the grounds that the prosecution failed to prove its claim of money laundering against the defendant. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had filed a suit against Mr Azibaola and his company, One Plus Holdings Nigeria Limited on two charges bordering on money laundering ... more
  • 3 weeks Villagers Kill Ebola Health Worker In Eastern DR Congo ChannelsTv |World
    File photo   Villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed a health worker engaged in the fight against a major Ebola outbreak and looted a treatment centre, according to an official report seen Monday by AFP. “Part of the population of Vusahiro village, in the health sector of Mabalako (North Kivu province), rose up and attacked the local team fighting back against Ebola,” said the daily health ministry bulletin dated Sunday. It said the incident happened on Saturday. “A hygiene agent in the team for the prevention and control of infections died of his injuries during his transfer ... more
  • 3 weeks Buhari Receives Asset Declaration Form From CCB ChannelsTv
    President Buhari receiving the Asset declaration form from Chairman CCB Prof. Muhammad Isa in the State House. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received an asset declaration form from the Code of Conduct Bureau. The form was presented to the President inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Professor Muhammad Isa, who visited the State House in company with other leaders of the CCB. ... more
  • 3 weeks Kvitova Pulls Out Of French Open With Injury ChannelsTv |Sports
    Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova/ AFP   Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova said she expects to be fit for the grass-court season despite pulling out of the French Open with a left arm injury on Monday. The Czech, who was seeded sixth at Roland Garros, will be out for “two to three weeks”. “It means no tennis, of course, as it’s my left forearm,” said the big-hitting left-hander. “Maybe I can play rightie. Two to three weeks, so I’ll do some fitness and everything that I can do to prepare my body for tennis on the grass.” Kvitova had been due to play ... more
  • 3 weeks 70,000 Families Displaced In Paraguay Flooding ChannelsTv |World
    View of a flooded area in town of Puerto Falcon, near Asuncion, on May 25, 2019, after heavy rains in the past weeks caused the overflowing of the Paraguay River.  Norberto DUARTE / AFP   Heavy flooding in Paraguay has displaced 70,000 families and is threatening to further inundate the capital Asuncion in the coming weeks, the country’s weather bureau said. Water levels on the Paraguay River are rising at a rate of 4-5 centimetres (1.5-2 inches) every day and is only 46 cm (18 in) below a “disaster” level, according to official data from the Department of Meteorology ... more
  • 3 weeks Russia Invites Taliban, Afghan Politicians To Meeting ChannelsTv |World
    In this handout photograph taken and released by the Afghan Presidential Palace on January 27, 2019, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani (C) talks with US special representative for Afghan Peace and reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad (top L) during a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in Kabul.   Afghan politicians are set to attend a two-day meeting with the Taliban in Moscow this week, officials confirmed Monday, as fighting continues to rage in Afghanistan amid ongoing peace talks between the US and the militants. The meeting, set to run from the 27th and 28th of May – will mark the 100th ... more
  • 3 weeks ‘We Stand With You’ – Saraki, Atiku And Others Celebrate Nigerian Children ChannelsTv
      The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, have celebrated Nigerian Children on this year’s Children’s Day. Both Atiku and Saraki took to their Twitter pages to recognise the great strides that children across the country have made. They also assured the children that the government will make sure they are empowered to reach their full potential. “Nigerian children have been in the international headlines recently for exceptional achievements despite all odds. These shining lights are just an example of the potential in ... more
  • 3 weeks Obasanjo, Ajimobi Inaugurate Projects At IITA ChannelsTv
    Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Dr Nteranya Sanginga; former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, during the unveiling of the institute’s circular road named after the governor, at IITA, Ibadan.. Photo: Governor’s Office    Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi over the weekend inaugurated some projects at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). The projects include a 10.5km ring road named after the state governor and an agricultural transformation building dedicated to research and delivery of innovations to farmers across Nigeria. Governor Ajimobi during the ... more
  • 3 weeks Navy Refusing To Release 40 Nigerians From Illegal Custody After Buhari’s Order – Falana ChannelsTv
      Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana says that the Nigeria Navy has gone against the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari, by refusing to release forty Nigerians who are ‘illegally detained’. The human rights lawyer had in an earlier letter, urged President Buhari the to order the release of 40 Nigerians who have been held illegally by the navy. Falana said the President had heeded the plea and given orders for the release or arraignment of those detained, he however, noted that contrary to the President’s orders, the naval authorities have stuck to their guns. The activist stated in ... more
  • 3 weeks Boko Haram Ambush Soldiers, Kill Five In Borno ChannelsTv
      Five Nigerian soldiers have been killed and a number are missing after an ambush by Boko Haram’s Islamic State-backed faction, security sources said Sunday. Fighters from Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Friday opened fire on a column of civilian vehicles under military escort in the northeastern Borno State, according to the sources who requested anonymity. The troops were escorting residents from the village of Sabon Garin Kimba in dozens of trucks to a camp in the town of Damboa about 50 kilometres (30 miles) away, according to a militia fighting against the jihadists alongside the army. ... more
  • 3 weeks Four Persons Escape Death As Building Collapse In Imo State ChannelsTv
        An uncompleted 2 storey building situated at No 10 Amaram Extension in Owerri, the Imo state capital has collapsed leaving four persons critically injured. An eyewitness say the building which has been abandoned for over 20 years collapsed on Sunday afternoon. According to the eyewitness who was part of the rescue mission, four persons, including a female occupant were rescued from the debris and have been rushed to the hospital. READ ALSO: Student Killed As School Building Collapse In Ondo A shop owner in front of the collapsed building Mr Modestus Chima who was bruised in the ... more
  • 3 weeks PDP Blames Buhari, APC For ‘Escalated Despondency” ChannelsTv |Politics
    The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Kola Ologbondiyan.     The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the ‘escalated despondency, depression and misery’ in the country.  The party charged Nigerians to uphold and support one another in love, at this trying time, to check the rising social degeneration in the nation, particularly acts of suicide. The PDP described as a national tragedy, the rising spate of suicides, slavery mission abroad, divorces, child abandonment and other social degeneration occasioned by the worsening economic hardship, poverty, hunger and rising insecurity within the present dispensation. The party ... more
  • 3 weeks Ganduje Appoints 33 Permanent Secretaries In Kano ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has presented letters of appointment to 33 permanent secretaries and sworn them into office. This is coming bearly almost one month after the state government sacked all the state’s ministries, permanent secretaries, as part of the state civil service reform programme. READ ALSO: Zamfara Elections: Winners To Get Certificates Of Return On May 27, 31 The new permanent secretaries will subsequently be posted to various ministries, agencies and departments of the state government. See photos below: ... more
  • 3 weeks Election Violence Continues In India’s Bengal ChannelsTv |World
    Indian flag   Violent clashes continued in India on Sunday between supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party and a regional party in the politically volatile eastern state of West Bengal, officials said. Rival supporters regularly engaged in pitched battles across the state during the bitterly fought elections that saw Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clinch a massive victory both in the state and nationwide. A BJP supporter was shot dead late Friday in the capital Kolkata, where massive clashes broke out and fires were lit on the eve of polling day on May 19. Police said ... more
  • 3 weeks Three Killed As Pashtun Activists Clash With Pakistan Military ChannelsTv |World
    Pakistan on the map. Credit: Google Map   Three activists from a civil rights movement were killed Sunday as they clashed with the Pakistani troops in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border, the military said. The Pashtun Protection Movement (PTM) has rattled the military since it burst onto the scene earlier last year with a call to end alleged abuses by security forces targeting ethnic Pashtuns in the restive tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan. Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir, both members of parliament, led a group that attacked a check-post in Boyya in North Waziristan ... more
  • 3 weeks Jews Unsafe In Germany After Kippah Warning, Says Israeli President ChannelsTv |World
    Reuven Rivlin ( Israel President) Daniel Pier / NurPhoto   Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday said that Germany’s warning to Jews on the dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap was a “capitulation to anti-Semitism” and evidence Jews were unsafe there. Germany’s government commissioner on anti-Semitism, Felix Klein, said in an interview published Saturday he “cannot advise Jews to wear the kippah everywhere all the time in Germany,” due to increasing anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish attacks there. Rivlin said Klein’s remarks “shocked” him, and while appreciating the German government’s “commitment to the Jewish community,” accused it of bowing to those ... more
  • 3 weeks ‘Technical Problem’ Led To Forcados Trunk-Line Explosion, Delta Government ChannelsTv
      The Delta State Government has said that the recent fire incident at the Forcados trunk-line was caused by a technical problem, as per preliminary reports. According to Deputy Governor, Kingsley Otuaro, who spoke to journalists after a stakeholder meeting with protesting host communities and a delegation from Chevron Nigeria Ltd on Saturday, confirmed that the blast had casualties. “Preliminary reports have it that it was a technical problem that led to the explosion. “There were indeed casualties.” READ ALSO: Secondus Urges Buhari To Work With Governors In Tackling Insecurity He assured both parties that there is no cause ... more
  • 3 weeks Kurdish Rebel Leader Calls End To Jail Hunger Strikes In Turkey ChannelsTv |World
    Kurdish rebel Leader Abdullah Ocalan   Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey protesting the conditions of his detention, his lawyers said Sunday. Ocalan, the co-founder of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) held on Imrali island off Istanbul since 1999, was allowed to see his lawyers this month for the first time in eight years. “I expect the action to come to an end in light of the broad statements to be made by my two lawyers,” Ocalan said in a message read by ... more
  • 3 weeks Libya’s Military Vows To Fight Until Tripoli ‘Militias’ Defeated ChannelsTv |World
    Fighters loyal to the Libyan internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) wait near the frontline during clashes against forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar,/ AFP   Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is leading a military offensive against the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, said in an interview published Sunday he will continue fighting until militias in the city laid down their arms. Haftar had justified the offensive last month by saying he was fighting against “private militias and extremist groups” who he said were gaining influence in the capital under Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. “Of course a political solution is ... more
  • 3 weeks Secondus Urges Buhari To Work With Governors In Tackling Insecurity ChannelsTv
    A file photo of PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus   The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to work with the state governors and relevant stakeholders in strategies aimed at tackling the security situation in the country. Secondus who was in Port Harcourt with some members of the National Working Committee (NWC), gave the advice at a thanksgiving service by Governor Nyesom Wike on Saturday. READ ALSO: PDP Congratulates Zamfara Gov-Elect, Matawalle According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media Ike Abonyi, Secondus said that the security ... more
  • 3 weeks Supreme Court Ruling: Yari Calls For Calm As APC Loses Zamfara ChannelsTv
    Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari (File photo)   Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has called on members of his party, the All Progressives Congress, in the state to remain “calm, peaceful and law-abiding”. The Governor, who was reacting to the judgement of the Supreme Court nullifying the victory of APC candidates in Zamfara, on Saturday, said he has accepted the verdict of the apex court. In reaction to the Supreme Court judgement, INEC has declared candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party winners of the governorship, senatorial, House of Representatives and state assembly elections in the state. Addressing APC ... more
  • 3 weeks Valencia Defeat Barcelona To Win Copa Del Rey ChannelsTv |Sports
      Barcelona wanted a trophy to ease their Champions League heartache but instead fell to another shock defeat as Valencia pulled off a thrilling 2-1 victory on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey.  Chasing a record fifth consecutive triumph, Barca were undone by a relentless and gutsy Valencia side, who hung on after Lionel Messi pulled a goal back to set up a dramatic finish in Seville. By then, Valencia were already two up, Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo scoring twice in 13 frantic first-half minutes after the latter spurned a golden early chance that could have spared them ... more
  • 3 weeks US Judge Deals Blow To Trump’s Border Wall Plans ChannelsTv |World
    A helicopter overflies the US-Mexico border in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on November 21, 2018.  Guillermo Arias / AFP   A US federal judge dealt a blow on Friday to President Donald Trump’s signature wall project, issuing a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border with Mexico. Trump declared an emergency in a bid to bypass Congress and obtain money for border wall construction after a standoff overpaying for the project led to the longest government shutdown in US history. About 20 states, including Democratic strongholds New York and California, ... more
  • 3 weeks PDP Congratulates Zamfara Gov-Elect, Matawalle ChannelsTv |Politics
    Bello Matawalle   The Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated its candidate, Mr Bello Matawalle, for being declared the governor-elect of Zamfara State by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The party also congratulates all of its candidates who were declared lawmakers-elect in reaction to the Supreme Court judgment which nullified the victory of the All Progressives Congress in elections in the state. Nigeria’s electoral umpire, INEC had declared the candidates of the PDP winners of the poll on Saturday. In its congratulatory message to its candidates, the PDP assured the residents of Zamfara State of good governance as the party ... more
  • 3 weeks Putintseva Beats Zidansek, Claims First WTA Title ChannelsTv |Sports
    Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova. Saeed Khan / AFP   Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva secured her first ever WTA singles title in Nuremberg on Saturday with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek. First seed Putintseva, 24, came back from a set down to win on the Nuremberg clay. The victory gives the world number 39 a WTA title at the third attempt. She had lost both her previous finals, in St. Petersburg in  2017 and Guangzhou in 2018. Putintseva is set to face Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson in the first round of the French Open next week. AFP ... more
  • 3 weeks Neil Lennon Appointed As Celtic Manager ChannelsTv |Sports
    Celtic’s Northern Irish manager Neil Lennon speaks at a press conference at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland. Ian MacNicol / AFP   Neil Lennon was offered the Celtic manager’s job on a permanent basis after the Hoops completed an unprecedented third consecutive domestic treble by lifting the Scottish Cup on Saturday. “We are delighted to announce that Neil Lennon has been offered the job as permanent #CelticFC manager,” Celtic said in a statement after beating Hearts 2-1 at Hampden. AFP ... more
  • 3 weeks EFCC Probes MTN’s Listing ChannelsTv |Biz
      Telcoms giant MTN has said its listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange is the subject of an enquiry by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. MTN, which was listed on the Exchange last week, however, said it had not been accused of any wrongdoing by the EFCC. According to a statement by the Company Secretary, MTN, Uto Ukpanah, which was posted on the NSE’s website, the telecoms giant received a letter from MTN on Thursday requesting information and documentation related to the listing of its shares. Stressing that it has not been accused of wrongdoing, the company said, ... more
  • 3 weeks US Judge Blocks Mississippi ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban ChannelsTv |World
      A US federal judge Friday blocked Mississippi’s strict abortion law which would have banned the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. The bill banning abortion where a heartbeat is detectable — from six weeks — was passed in March and was due to go into effect on July 1. “Here we go again. Mississippi has passed another law banning abortions prior to viability,” district judge Carlton Reeves wrote in his order. “The parties have been here before. Last spring, plaintiffs successfully challenged Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks. The Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional and permanently enjoined its enforcement. The State ... more
  • 3 weeks INEC’s Full Statement Declaring PDP Candidates Winners Of Zamfara Elections ChannelsTv
    INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu, briefs the media about preparations for the elections in Abuja on Friday, February 22, 2019 . Photo: Channels TV/Sodiq Adelakun   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winners of the governorship elections in Zamfara State. Chairman of the Commission, Mahmoud Yakubu, made the declaration on Saturday following the Supreme Court’s judgment which nullified the victory of all candidates of the All Progressives Congress on Friday. Read his full statement below. TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE HON. CHAIRMAN, INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION (INEC), PROFESSOR ... more
  • 3 weeks PSG Coach Tuchel Extends Deal To 2021 ChannelsTv |Sports
    Paris Saint-Germain’s German coach Thomas Tuchel reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, on October 24, 2018. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP   Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has extended his deal with the French Ligue 1 champions through to June 2021, the club announced on Saturday. The 45-year-old German took over in June 2018 and despite winning Ligue 1 has come under scrutiny after the Parisian club’s defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League last 16. The news cuts short speculation ... more
  • 3 weeks INEC Declares PDP’s Mattawalle Winner Of Zamfara Gov Election ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bello Mattawalle, winner of the Zamfara State governorship election. Chairman of the Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the announcement at a press briefing on Saturday in Abuja. He said Certificates of Return would be issued to the governor-elect, his deputy, three senators and seven reps-elect in Abuja on Monday. Read Also: Supreme Court Sacks Zamfara APC Candidates, Says Party Held No Primaries The declaration follows the Supreme Court’s judgment on Friday which nullified the victory of all candidates of the All Progressives ... more
  • 3 weeks Channels Kids Cup: Adetunji Primary School Advance To Final ChannelsTv |Sports
      Adetunji Primary School from Kwara State have booked their spot in the final of season 11 of the Channels International Kids Cup. The Ilorin-based school recovered from a goal down to beat Ecole Eveil from Benin Republic by 2 goals to 1. Moudachirou Afdou gave the ‘Beninois’ a first-half lead but Awal Olugbon equalised for Kwara. Few seconds to the end of the match, Isah Olatunji pounced to score the winner for the Kwarans. ... more
  • 3 weeks Ramaphosa Sworn In As President Of South Africa ChannelsTv |World
    File Photo: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the crowd gathered at the Miki Yili Stadium, ahead of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Freedom Day, in Makhanda, Eastern Cape Province on April 27, 2019.Michele Spatari / AFP   Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday took the oath of office as President of South Africa at a colourful ceremony, vowing “a new era” amid expectations he will revive the economy and fight corruption. Foreign heads of state from more than 40 countries were among 36,000 people who witnessed the event replete with pomp, military honours and an airforce flyover at ... more
  • 3 weeks Buhari Commissions Ogun State Judicial Complex, Other Projects ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari Commissions Ogun State Judicial Complex, Other Projects. Details later… ... more
  • 3 weeks APC Appoints Gaidom As Acting National Secretary ChannelsTv |Politics
      The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has appointed Victor Giadom as the Party’s acting National Secretary. APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu, announced the appointment in a statement. Mr Gaidom, who was until his appointment the party’s Deputy National Secretary, will remain in the role until Yobe State nominates a replacement for the state’s Governor-Elect, Mai Mala Buni, who had resigned ahead of the general elections.   ... more
  • 3 weeks Bahraini Emerges Winner Of Seventh Okpekpe Race ChannelsTv |Sports
      A Bahraini, Dawit Fikadu, has emerged the winner of the 7th Okpekpe race which held in Edo State, South-South Nigeria. His winning the 10 kilometre road race has set a new course record of 28 minutes 48 seconds while Sheila Chelangat of Kenya won in the female category. Speaking to Channels Television after the race, Fikadu who is third time lucky having come 9th in 2017, 2nd last year said that the weather conditions were a bit harsh due. READ ALSO: Channels Kids Cup: Schools From Benin Rep, Kwara, Others Advance According to him, this is as a ... more
  • 3 weeks Indian Police Charge School Owners As Fire Toll Hits 20 ChannelsTv |World
    Indian flag   Indian police on Saturday charged the owners of a private school after a fire killed 20 teenagers, some who died jumping from the building in a desperate bid to escape the flames, officials said. Sixteen of the dead were young women who had been preparing for exams at a tuition centre illegally set up on the top of a commercial building in the western city of Surat, the officials said. Horrifying images of the students leaping from upper floors of the building on Friday afternoon have spread on social media. A youth died in hospital on ... more
  • 3 weeks At Least 23 Inmates Dead In Clashes With Police At Venezuela Jail ChannelsTv |World
      At least 23 inmates were killed and 14 police wounded in clashes at a jail in western Venezuela on Friday, an NGO that defends prisoner rights said. The clashes broke out when special forces (FAES) police attempted to rescue some visitors who had been taken hostage Thursday by inmates at the police station jail in Acarigua. “This morning (authorities) sent the FAES and there was a clash. The detainees had weapons, they shot at the police. Apparently they also exploded two grenades,” Carlos Nieto, director of the Una Ventana a la Libertad NGO, told AFP. An internal police ... more
  • 3 weeks What Happens Now That Theresa May Has Resigned? ChannelsTv |World
    A combination of picture created in London on May 24, 2019 shows Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and her husband Philip May (R) smiling and waving together on the step of 10 Downing Street in London on the first day she takes office on July 13, 2016 and Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (R) walking back into 10 Downing Street after announcing her intention to resign on May 24, 2019.   Here is the timetable ahead for Britain’s prime minister as Theresa May prepares to step down from the role: May 24: Theresa May announces her intention to ... more
  • 3 weeks ‘I Feel Badly For Theresa’ – World Reacts To May Resignation ChannelsTv |World
      Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation looks likely to make Britain’s looming departure from the EU even more difficult, with some suggesting a hard or “no-deal” Brexit is now almost inevitable. Here are the main reactions to the announcement she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party, and hence also as Prime Minister, on June 7. No change The European Union said the resignation does nothing to change its position on the Brexit withdrawal deal agreed with Britain. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker noted May’s decision “without personal joy”, a spokeswoman said, adding that the council of ... more
  • 3 weeks Trump To Bypass Congress To Sell Arms To Saudi, UAE ChannelsTv |World
    FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2017, US President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud take part in a signing ceremony at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh. MANDEL NGAN / AFP   President Donald Trump’s administration is bypassing Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, citing a threat from Iran, despite lawmakers’ concerns about their possible use against civilians in Yemen, a senator said Friday. Senator Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had used his powers ... more
  • 3 weeks Student Killed As School Building Collapse In Ondo ChannelsTv
    Esther Akinrinlola, a female student of Saint Andrew’s Grammar School situated in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, has lost her life following the collapse of a classroom building in the school premises. The partial building collapse is said to have happened at about noon on Friday, during school hours. The deceased, 14-year-old JSS 3 student is the only victim of the incident, some of the blocks that fell from the building were said to have landed on her head. An eyewitness who confirmed the collapse said the girl was taken to the Ondo State University ... more
  • 3 weeks FIFA U20 World Cup: Nigeria Beats Qatar 4-0 ChannelsTv |Sports
      Nigeria delivered a bold statement of intent with a 4-0 thumping of Qatar in their Group D curtain-raiser at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019. The Flying Eagles, runners-up to a Joao Pinto-propelled Portugal in 1989 and a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina in 2005, soared 2-0 up inside 25 minutes – and both goals were indebted to their left-back. Ikouwem Utin duped his marker and unleashed a swerving shot, which Shehab Mamdouh could only push into the path of Maxwell Effiom, whose first-time volley broke the deadlock. READ ALSO: Channels Kids Cup: Schools From Benin Rep, Kwara, Others Advance ... more
  • 3 weeks Several Hurt In Package Bomb Blast In France ChannelsTv |World
    Emergency workers stretcher a woman to a waiting ambulance after a suspected package bomb blast along a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon, southeast France, the local prosecutors’ office said on May 24, 2019. PHILIPPE DESMAZES / AFP   A package blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of France’s city of Lyon wounded several people Friday, officials said, just two days ahead of the country’s hotly contested European Parliament elections. President Emmanuel Macron called the blast an “attack” during a live Facebook interview, adding that no deaths had been reported “for the time being”. The area where ... more
  • 3 weeks VP Osinbajo To Attend Ramaphosa’s Presidential Inauguration In South Africa ChannelsTv
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo addressing an audience in August 2018.   Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is expected to attend the inauguration of South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria on Saturday. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande on Friday, Osinbajo will represent the country alongside several other heads of State and Government from Africa and beyond who are expected at the swearing-in ceremony. READ ALSO: Zamfara Election: INEC Holds Emergency Meeting On Supreme Court’s Judgment He added that Osinbajo will “depart Nigeria on Friday evening, accompanied by the ... more
  • 3 weeks Zamfara Election: INEC Holds Emergency Meeting On Supreme Court’s Judgment ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), held an emergency meeting on Friday to consider the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Governorship, National and State Assembly elections held in Zamfara state. According to a statement by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, the meeting is for the body to determine the next course of action. READ ALSO: Supreme Court Sacks Zamfara APC Candidates, Says Party Held No Primaries He added that the commission will meet on Saturday, May 25, 2019, to further deliberate on the issues arising from the judgment. The Apex Court ... more
  • 3 weeks Court Strikes Out Case On Source Of Funds For Buhari’s Nomination Form ChannelsTv |Politics
    Justice Danlami Senchi of an Abuja High Court on Monday struck out the suit filed by Ozuzu Theodora and three others against President Muhammed Buhari. The plaintiff had approached the court over the source of funds used in purchasing President Buhari’s nomination form for the 2019 Presidential election. READ ALSO:  Supreme Court Sacks Zamfara APC Candidates, Says Party Held No Primaries Supreme Court Dismisses PDP’s Appeal, Affirms Fayemi’s Election The court struck out the suit on the ground that it lacks jurisdiction to entertain the suit since section 308 of the 1999 constitution as amended confers immunity on President ... more
  • 3 weeks Channels Kids Cup: Schools From Benin Rep, Kwara, Others Advance ChannelsTv |Sports
      Semi-finalists have emerged in Season 11 of the Channels International Kids Cup following the conclusion of quarter-final matches at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. Adetunji Primary School from Kwara State picked the first semi-final spot after beating Afuaman Municipal School, from Ghana 2-0. Taofeek Ismaeel scored the game’s first goal directly from a free-kick in the first half before Ibrahim Abolade added a second in the second half to seal victory for Kwara. Ecole Eveil from Benin Republic also advanced to the last 4 with 2-1 victory over Eghaguere Primary School from Edo State. After playing a 1-1 ... more
  • 3 weeks Facebook Plans Cryptocurrency Launch Next Year ChannelsTv |Tech
    This file illustration picture taken on April 26, 2018, in Paris shows the logo of social network Facebook displayed on a screen and reflected on a tablet. PHOTO: Lionel BONAVENTURE/AFP   Facebook has been in contact with US and British financial regulators with a view to launching its own cryptocurrency next year, the BBC reported on Friday. “GlobalCoin” would work with a new digital payments system in about a dozen countries, starting in the first quarter of 2020, the broadcaster said on its website. Previous reports have said Facebook is taking a serious look at ... more
  • 3 weeks Merkel ‘Respects’ May’s Decision To Resign ChannelsTv |World
    Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation outside 10 Downing Street in central London on May 24, 2019. PHOTO: Tolga AKMEN / AFP   German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday took note of the decision by British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign “with respect”, saying that they shared a “good and trusting” working relationship. Pledging to keep working with May in the same spirit as long as she is in office, Merkel noted that Berlin “wishes to maintain close cooperation and a close relationship with the British government,” the German leader’s spokeswoman Martina Fietz said. Fietz declined to comment ... more
  • 3 weeks Alleged Age Falsification: Court Fixes May 31 To Hear Case Involving CJN ChannelsTv
      An Abuja High Court has fixed May 31, 2019, for judgement in a suit filed by Tochi Michael accusing the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, of age falsification. Justice Danlami Senchi fixed the date following the failure of the plaintiff and his counsel to appear before the court after filing their processes. The plaintiff in his originating summons alleged that all official documents of the Acting CJN, state that he was born on December 31, 1953. Read Also: Evans’ Trial: Court Adjourns As Co-Defendant Alleges Failed Surgery But he claims that he is in possession ... more
  • 3 weeks Macron Urges ‘Rapid Clarification’ On Brexit As May Steps Down ChannelsTv |World
    FILE PHOTO OF PRESIDENT MACRON/ FRANCE TELEVISIONS / AFP   President Emmanuel Macron wants to see a “rapid clarification” over Britain’s departure from the European Union after Prime Minister Theresa May announced she would step down next month, the French presidency said Friday. Macron hailed May for “courageous work” in seeking to implement Brexit in the interests of her country while showing respect for Britain’s European partners, the Elysee said in a statement. But it added: “The principles of the EU will continue to apply, with the priority on the smooth functioning of the EU, and this requires a ... more
  • 3 weeks EU Says May Resignation Changes Nothing In Brexit Talks ChannelsTv |World
      The European Union said Friday that Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation does nothing to change its position on the Brexit withdrawal deal that its members agreed with Britain. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker noted May’s decision “without personal joy,” a spokeswoman said, adding that the council of EU leaders has “set out its position” on the Brexit deal. READ ALSO: Macron Urges ‘Rapid Clarification’ On Brexit As May Steps Down Some of the candidates to replace May as leader of the Conservative Party and thus prime minister have said they would seek to change the terms of the divorce ... more
  • 3 weeks Evans’ Trial: Court Adjourns As Co-Defendant Alleges Failed Surgery ChannelsTv
      The trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans took an interesting turn on Thursday as one of his co-defendants, Linus Okpara told a Lagos High Court sitting in the Igbosere area that he had a failed surgery. Okpara who is standing trial alongside the suspected billionaire kidnapper is the third of four defendants in an attempted murder case filed against Evans and the others by the Lagos State Government before Justice Adedayo Akintoye. The defendant who is on remand at the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison, Lagos, alongside the others claimed that a surgery he underwent while in ... more
  • 3 weeks Theresa May: Britain’s Outgoing PM In Dates ChannelsTv |World
    Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation outside 10 Downing Street in central London on May 24, 2019. PHOTO: Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP   Here are key dates for Theresa May, who steps down as Conservative Party leader on June 7 to make way for a new prime minister, amid Britain’s Brexit turmoil: — October 1, 1956: She is born Theresa Brasier in Eastbourne on the southern English coast, the daughter of an Anglican vicar. — 1974-1977: Studies at Oxford University, graduating in geography. — 1977: Starts her career at the Bank of England as a ... more
  • 3 weeks Theresa May Announces Resignation In Emotional Speech ChannelsTv |World
     British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation in an emotional address on Friday, ending a dramatic three-year tenure of near-constant crisis over Brexit. “It is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” May, her voice breaking, said outside her Downing Street office. May, 62, said she would step down as Conservative Party leader on June 7. She would remain as prime minister in a caretaker role until a replacement is elected by the party. RELATED: Theresa May: Britain’s Outgoing PM In Dates EU Says May Resignation Changes Nothing ... more
  • 3 weeks PHOTOS: President Buhari Breaks Ramadan Fast With Artisans, IDPs, Others ChannelsTv
    President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday had dinner with some internally displaced persons, artisans, and youths. The dinner was held at the Presidential Banquet Hall in the State House, Abuja to break the Ramadan fast. The dinner comes few days after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Abuja from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah rites (Lesser Hajj) in Makkah. Government officials who were with President Buhari during the dinner includes the Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari; Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Programme, Ismaeel Ahmed; Special Adivser to the President on Youths, Nasir Sa’idu Adhama; Executive Director Rural Electrification ... more
  • 3 weeks Yahya Jammeh Ordered Illegal Execution Of Nine Nigerians In Gambia – Falana ChannelsTv
    File photo of ousted Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh.   Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana says that in 2005 former President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia, ordered the illegal execution over fifty persons, including nine Nigerians. According to a statement on Thursday, Falana said that on July 21, 2005, the Gambian Navy seized a boat conveying 58 immigrants, including 9 Nigerians, 40 Ghanaians, 3 Senegaleze, 3 Sierra Leoneans and 2 Togolese sailing towards a fishing vessel anchored on the high sea to stowaway to Europe. Falana further revealed that apart from two Ghanaian nationals who were released to a Ghanaian Government ... more
  • 3 weeks Outrage Over Parade Of Children For Adoption In Shopping Centre ChannelsTv |World
    Map of Brazil Credit: Google Maps   A parade of adoptable children held in a Brazilian shopping center drew condemnation Thursday, with some comparing the event to the sale of animals or slaves. “Adoption on the Catwalk” in the central-west state of Mato Grosso was designed to “give visibility to children and adolescents who are eligible for adoption,” according to an official statement promoting Tuesday’s show. The parade — organised by the local chapters of the Brazil Bar Association’s Childhood and Youth Commission (CYC) and the Adoption Research and Support Association (AMPARA) — was held in the Pantanal shopping mall ... more
  • 3 weeks Eight Assembly The Most Performing In Nigeria’s History, Says Dogara ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. Photo: Twitter – @HouseNGR   Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has described the eight Assembly as the most performing in Nigeria’s history because of the manner in which it worked with the Executive Arm of the Federal Government. In a statement on Wednesday, Dogara disclosed that the House, under his leadership, cooperated with the Executive arm of the Federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari by giving speedy consideration and passage to legislation and other requests forwarded by the President that will fast-track implementation of ... more
  • 3 weeks NASA Unveils Schedule For ‘Artemis’ 2024 Moon Mission ChannelsTv |Tech
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