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  • 2 days FG To Audit Increased Petrol Consumption, Says Kachikwu ChannelsTv
    The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, speaks during his appearance on Hard Copy.   The Federal Government has put in place measures to check the consumption of 56 million litres of petrol a day, declared by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, admitted that the figures have spiked since 2016 when the country consumed 35 million litres a day. In an exclusive interview on Channels TV’s HardCopy aired on Friday, he disclosed that the government has instituted a quiet audit to monitor every product coming into the country ... more
  • 2 days Easter: Ayade Calls For Peace, Prayers For Leaders ChannelsTv
      The Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has called on Christians to imbibe the virtues of peace, love, sacrifice and forgiveness. As Christians across the country celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, he noted that the attributes he mentioned represent the core values of Easter. “Today represents a very significant moment in our lives as Christians,” the governor was quoted as saying in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Christian Ita. READ ALSOWike Advocates Love, Fayose Asks Nigerians To Keep Hope Alive He added, “It is both significant and sobering in the sense ... more
  • 2 days Minimum Wage: NLC Praises Buhari For ‘Doing The Needful’, Demands Immediate Implementation ChannelsTv
      The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the new 30,000 Naira Minimum Wage Bill into law. The union commended the President’s decision in a statement by its General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson. It, however, demanded that the law be implemented immediately, noting that the process had lingered for almost two years. RELATED Buhari Signs N30,000 Minimum Wage Bill Into Law Minimum Wage Assent ‘Good Step In The Right Direction’ – Saraki The NLC also appealed to employers, especially the federal and state governments to commence further actions with ... more
  • 2 days Rivers PDP Suspends 15 LGA Party Chairmen Indefinitely ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has placed 15 of its Local Government Area (LGA) chapter Chairmen on indefinite suspension. The party announced this in a statement on Friday by its secretary in the state, Samuel Okpoko. Okpoko explained that the State Executive of the party held an emergency meeting on Thursday at the state secretariat in Port Harcourt, the state capital. READ ALSOWike Suspends 12 Local Government Chairmen In Rivers He added that the meeting approved the indefinite suspension of the 15 LGA party chairmen. The affected LGA party chairmen include Abua-Odual, Ahoada ... more
  • 2 days Easter: Wike Advocates Love, Fayose Asks Nigerians To Keep Hope Alive ChannelsTv
      Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, have felicitated with Christians on the celebration of Easter. In a statement by his electronic media assistant, Simeon Nwakaudu, Governor Wike urged the people to emulate Jesus Christ by making sacrifices that would advance the course of development. He said that Easter exemplifies the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus Christ to save mankind, noting that as individuals, Christians must take into consideration the welfare of others. READ ALSODon’t Lose Hope Of A Greater Nigeria, Says Buhari In Easter Message The governor called on the people of ... more
  • 2 days Third Mainland Bridge Video: No Cause For Alarm – Fashola’s Aide ChannelsTv
      A Special Adviser to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has called for calm from Lagos residents over a video of the Third Mainland bridge showing a weak portion on one of its expansion joints. Hakeem Bello insisted that there is no cause for alarm and the joint is one of those slated for change during the repairs to the bridge which is expected to commence soon. READ ALSO: Senator Bruce Insists On Phasing Out Fuel Powered Cars He noted that the sight of the affected joint is inconveniencing, but the portion is still functioning, and ... more
  • 2 days Our Challenges Are Never Insurmountable, Dogara Tells Nigerians At Easter ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Mr Yakubu Dogara   The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has asked Nigerians not to lose hope despite the challenges facing the country. He made the appeal in a series of tweets on Friday, in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ as Christians celebrate Easter across the world. In his message to Nigerians, the Speaker noted that mankind has always overcome its limitations over time, no matter how much they seem to be. READ ALSODon’t Lose Hope Of A Greater Nigeria, Says Buhari In Easter Message In view of this, he appealed ... more
  • 3 days AC Milan Fined 86,000 Euros For Acerbi’s Jersey Prank ChannelsTv |Sports
    AC Milan’s Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie and AC Milan’s French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko hold the jersey of Lazio’s Italian defender Francesco Acerbi at the end of the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Lazio Rome on April 13, 2019 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Miguel MEDINA / AFP     AC Milan and the Serie A club’s players Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie have been fined a total of 86,000 euros ($97,000) for holding up Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi’s shirt like a trophy after Saturday’s 1-0 win over their Champions League rivals, according to Italian media. ... more
  • 3 days Ronaldo Is The Future Of Juventus – Allegri ChannelsTv |Sports
    Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal. AFP     Cristiano Ronaldo is committed to Juventus next season despite his bitter disappointment at the Italian giants Champions League flop, coach Massimiliano Allegri revealed on Friday. Allegri’s injury-hit side host Fiorentina on Saturday needing just a point to lift their eighth straight Serie A title, days after a shock home 2-1 defeat to the Dutch side that saw them eliminated 3-2 on aggregate. “Cristiano is the future of Juventus. He has done very well this year and will do so next season, of course he is disappointed like all ... more
  • 3 days Minimum Wage: Assent Is Another Election Promise Delivered, Says APC ChannelsTv |Politics
      The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the approved N30,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers by President Muhammadu Buhari as another election promise delivered. The APC in a signed statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Friday, described the assent as a solid demonstration by the President. “Truly, our workers deserve a new, improved and implementable minimum wage in view of current economic realities. Commendably, the welfare of workers has remained a top priority of the President Buhari-led APC administration as exhibited in the federal government bailouts to state governments to pay workers salary, housing schemes ... more
  • 3 days Djokovic Suffers Shock Defeat To Medvedev In Monte Carlo Quarter-Final ChannelsTv |Sports
    Serbia’s Novak Djokovic hits a return to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev during their quarter final tennis match of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament on April 19, 2019 in Monaco. YANN COATSALIOU / AFP     World number one Novak Djokovic suffered a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday. Djokovic, twice a former champion in Monte Carlo, lost his serve five times as 10th seed Medvedev gained revenge for his last-16 defeat by the Serb at this year’s Australian Open. Medvedev will meet another Serb, Dusan Lajovic, on Saturday ... more
  • 3 days APC Reps Counter Party’s Choice Of Gbajabiamila For Speaker ChannelsTv |Politics
      Some Lawmakers of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) have kicked against the stance of the party which has zoned the position of speaker in the ninth Assembly to the South West. The lawmakers, who have also indicated their intention to contest for the position of speaker, said they are not backing down despite the party’s position. According to one of the aspiring House of Representatives member, Abdulrazak Namdas, his intent is borne out of the fact that the North East region has been retrogressive in time past. “I am aspiring for the position of the speaker and I ... more
  • 3 days Bangladeshi Student Burnt To Death On Teacher’s Order – Police ChannelsTv |World
    Bangladeshi women hold placards and photographs of schoolgirl Nusrat Jahan Rafi at a protest in Dhaka, following her murder by being set on fire after she had reported a sexual assault. SAZZAD HOSSAIN / AFP     A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday. The death of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi last week sparked protests across the South Asian nation, with the prime minister promising to prosecute all those involved. Rafi was lured to the rooftop of the Islamic seminary she ... more
  • 3 days Mueller Report Shows ‘No Reasonable Proof’ Of Russian Meddling – Kremlin ChannelsTv |World
    Russia President, Vladimir Putin   Russia on Friday once more dismissed the Mueller report, saying it failed to present clear evidence of any meddling by Moscow in the 2016 US election and called its impact on relations regrettable. “As a whole the report as before does not present any reasonable proof at all that Russia allegedly meddled in the electoral process in the US,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, saying it contained “no new information.” Russia has consistently rejected any suggestion that it interfered in the election won by Donald Trump. READ ALSO: Journalist Killed In Northern Ireland ‘Terrorist ... more
  • 3 days Senator Bruce Insists On Phasing Out Fuel Powered Cars ChannelsTv
      A Federal lawmaker, Senator Ben Bruce has insisted that Nigeria cannot run away from the revolution of electric cars. The lawmaker who spoke to journalists at the National Assembly on Thursday, a day after the Senate rejected his bill to phase out fuel powered cars and introduce electric cars, said the rejection didn’t come as a surprise to him Senator Bruce explained that the bill was only to ensure that Nigeria is not left behind in the revolution of electric cars, despite being an oil-producing country. “I presented two historic bills on the floor of the senate and ... more
  • 3 days Journalist Killed In Northern Ireland ‘Terrorist Incident’ ChannelsTv |World
    Police secure the area where a journalist was fatally shot amid rioting overnight in the Creggan area of Derry (Londonderry) in Northern Ireland on April 19, 2019. Paul Faith / AFP   A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region. “Lyra McKee was murdered during orchestrated violence in Creggan last night,” Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said in a statement. McKee had earlier posted an image that appeared to be from the riots in the Creggan housing estate in ... more
  • 3 days Trump Calls Russia Probe ‘A Witch-Hunt’ ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump/ AFP   President Donald Trump’s strategist warned him not to fire FBI director James Comey. His advisors told him to stop tweeting about the Russia investigation. And his lawyers encouraged him to cooperate. Trump ignored them all, and could still claim vindication Thursday after the Mueller report cleared him of collusion charges. He beat back the investigation that threatened his presidency with constant attacks on investigators and the media, a canny narrative that denied obvious facts, nonstop trolling of opponents on Twitter, and a crafty legal stall. READ ALSO: IOC Pledges €500,000 To Help Rebuild Notre-Dame ... more
  • 3 days Onnoghen’s Conviction ‘A Major Victory’ For Anti-Corruption War, Says Presidency ChannelsTv
      The Presidency has said the conviction of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for false assets declaration is “a major victory for the anti-corruption policy of the Buhari administration”. In an emailed statement to journalists, hours after the CCT’s ruling, the Presidency said the outcome of the trial “demonstrates clearly that the law demonstrates clearly that the law is no respecter of persons, titles, social or political connections”. The Presidency made no reference to the rejection of the CCT’s judgment by Justice Onnoghen, who has also filed a notice of appeal. It, however, stressed that ... more
  • 3 days Agbonayinma Steps Down As Pension Probe Committee Chairman ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Mr Johnson Agbonayima.   The Chairman of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating allegations of violations of the National Pensions Commission Act has stepped down. In an unexpected turn of events, Mr Johnson Agbonayinma from Edo State announced his decision to step down at the resumed sitting of the investigative panel on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The lawmaker explained that he decided to step down as the committee chairman because of alleged internal and external interference in the affairs of the panel. READ ALSOI’m ‘Far More Qualified’ Than Atiku, Buhari Tells Election Tribunal ... more
  • 3 days I’m ‘Far More Qualified’ Than Atiku, Buhari Tells Election Tribunal ChannelsTv |Politics
      President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to allegations contained in the petition filed by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before the Presidential Election Tribunal. In a response filed on April 16 by a team of lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Wole Olanipekun, President Buhari faulted the claims by Atiku and his party. He said the former vice president lacked the requisite academic qualification to stand for election to the office of the President and challenged him to produce his academic credentials before the Tribunal. READ ALSONo Amount Of Fabrication ... more
  • 3 days UPDATED: Arsenal Beat Napoli, Qualify For Europa League Semis ChannelsTv |Sports
    Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette (C) celebrates with Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) and French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi after opening the scoring during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match against Napoli on April 18, 2019 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. Carlo Hermann / AFP   Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal as Arsenal dispatched Napoli 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Europa League semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate. Lacazette’s stunning 36th-minute free-kick put the English club through to a final four meeting with Spanish side Valencia. The exit ... more
  • 3 days UPDATED: Chelsea Defeat Slavia Prague To Reach Europa League Semis ChannelsTv |Sports
    Chelsea’s Spanish midfielder Pedro (2R) celebrates after he scores the team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final second leg football match against Slavia Prague at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on April 18, 2019. Adrian DENNIS / AFP   Pedro Rodriguez starred as Chelsea withstood a spirited Slavia Prague fightback in a wild 4-3 victory to qualify for the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, while Arsenal knocked out Napoli after an assured display in Italy. Leading 1-0 from last week’s first leg in the Czech capital, Chelsea appeared to be cruising ... more
  • 3 days Premier League Players To Boycott Social Media In Protest Against Racism ChannelsTv |Sports
      Premier League stars will be among the footballers taking part in a 24-hour social media boycott on Friday as part of a protest against racist abuse online. The campaign, which is being co-ordinated by England’s Professional Footballers’ Association, urges players to stay off all social media from 9:00am local time (0800 GMT) Friday after posting the hashtag #Enough. There have been growing concerns over how football should tackle racism following a number of incidents of abuse both at grounds and on social media England’s black players faced repeated racist chants during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro last ... more
  • 3 days Trump Feared Russia Probe Would ‘End’ His Presidency – Mueller Report ChannelsTv |World
    Robert Mueller                                                              Donald Trump                                        AFP Photos    Donald Trump feared the probe into Russian election meddling would doom his presidency and attempted to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the top investigator said in his long-awaited report, which was finally released Thursday. Shortly after the Justice Department made public the more than ... more
  • 3 days Two Killed In Oyo Petrol Tanker Explosion ChannelsTv
      Two persons have been confirmed dead in a blaze after a tanker laden with petrol skidded off the Ibadan end of the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. The police authorities in Oyo State confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Thursday. According to them, the tanker spilled its content into a nearby intersection while an unconfirmed number of people sustained burns of various degrees. READ ALSODon’t Lose Hope Of A Greater Nigeria, Says Buhari In Easter Message The accident occurred at Onipepeye area, along Iwo Road in Ibadan, the state capital. An eyewitness explained that some people rushed to the scene ... more
  • 3 days Mueller ‘Unable’ To Clear Trump Of Obstruction ChannelsTv |World
    Mueller’s final report detailed multiple instances in 2017 and 2018 in which Trump desperately sought to derail the Russian meddling probe Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP   Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday described numerous attempts by President Donald Trump to interfere with the Russian meddling investigation, citing them as the reason why he could not clear the president of allegations of obstruction of justice. Mueller’s final report detailed multiple instances in 2017 and 2018 in which Trump desperately sought to derail the probe, including firing FBI director James Comey, demanding that Mueller himself be removed, and publicly dangling pardon offers to witnesses. ... more
  • 3 days Death Toll In DR Congo’s Boat Tragedy Increases To 127 ChannelsTv |World
      Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has declared Friday a day of mourning with 114 people still missing days after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu, killing 13, the presidency said. He has also decided to make it mandatory for passengers on the lake, the site of regular drownings, to have lifebuoys, Tshisekedi’s office said in a statement. The motorised boat, known locally as a pirogue, had left the city of Goma on Lake Kivu’s northern shore, and was headed for the town of Kalehe to the west when it capsized Monday night. “I was sitting in ... more
  • 3 days Wike Writes Rivers Assembly, Reports Suspended LG Chairmen ChannelsTv |Politics
    File photo: Nyesom Wike   The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has notified the State House of Assembly of his decision to suspend the 12 Local Government Area chairmen. Governor Wike’s special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. According to Nwakaudu, the governor notified the lawmakers in a letter addressed to the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. READ ALSOWike Suspends 12 Local Government Chairmen In Rivers The letter was dated April 18, 2019, and titled: “Notice of Suspension of the Chairmen of Twelve Local Government Council Chairmen”. Governor Wike ... more
  • 3 days Don’t Lose Hope Of A Greater Nigeria, Says Buhari In Easter Message ChannelsTv
      The President has appealed to Nigerians not to lose hope of a brighter future for the country. In his Easter message to the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari was confident that Nigeria would overcome its challenges and become a great country. “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning,” he said in the statement personally signed by him on Thursday. READ ALSOBuhari Signs N30,000 Minimum Wage Bill Into Law The President was, however, worried about the attacks by terrorists, bandits and other criminals in parts of the country. He urged the people to intensify prayers ... more
  • 3 days Wike Suspends 12 Local Government Chairmen In Rivers ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.   The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has suspended 12 Local Government Area chairmen in the state. The special assistant to the governor on electronic media, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu, announced this in a statement on Thursday. He explained that Governor Wike took the decision following the failure of the local government chairmen to participate in a state official function. READ ALSOBuhari Signs N30,000 Minimum Wage Bill Into Law Those suspended were the local government chairmen of Okrika, Emohua, Abua/Odual, Degema, Khana, Gokana, Ahoada East, Ikwerre, Eleme, Andoni, Omuma, and Ogu/Bolo. The ... more
  • 3 days FG Mourns Ex-Nigerian Ambassador To Congo, Saleh Pisagih ChannelsTv
    File photo: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama.   A former Nigerian ambassador to the Republic of Congo, Saleh Pisagih, is dead. The Federal Government announced this on Thursday in a statement by the acting spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Friday Akpan. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets to announce the untimely demise of Ambassador Saleh Manu Pisagih, a retired career Ambassador, whose death occurred on Wednesday 16 April 2019, after a brief illness,” the statement said. It added, “The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and members of Staff of the ministry received the sad ... more
  • 4 days SERAP Writes CCB, Seeks Details Of Asset Declarations Of Presidents, Governors From 1999 Till Date ChannelsTv
      The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has written to the chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Muhammed Isah, seeking details of asset declarations of Presidents and state governors from 1999 till date. In a statement by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, the group is seeking information on the “details of asset declarations by successive presidents and state governors between 1999 and 2019, including details of declarations made immediately after taking offices and thereafter, and for those who have left public offices, at the end of their term of office.” “Information is also sought on the ... more
  • 4 days IOC Pledges €500,000 To Help Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral ChannelsTv |World
    A firefighter uses a hose to douse flames and smoke billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP   The International Olympic Committee on Thursday pledged 500,000 euros $562,0000 to help ensure Notre Dame is restored in time for the 2024 Paris Games. “The aim of completing the reconstruction in time for Paris 2024 will be an extra motivation for all of us,” IOC president Thomas Bach told 2024 Games chief Thomas Estanguet in a letter. “All the Olympic movement and in particular the IOC have been extremely touched by the instantaneous connection ... more
  • 4 days Court Grants Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia N10m Bail ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Justice Rita-Ofili-Ajumogobia   A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has granted bail to Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia in the sum of N10m with one surety in like sum. The surety must have a landed property in Lagos and the surety must also not be below grade level 16 in the Federal or State Civil Service. Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia is to deposit her passport with the Deputy Chief Registrar (DCR) of the court on/or before 6pm today and the DCR should make himself available to receive same. READ ALSO: CCT Commences Judgement For Onnoghen’s Trial The defendant shall, however, endeavor ... more
  • 4 days CCT Commences Judgement In Onnoghen’s Trial ChannelsTv
    Justice Walter Onnoghen     The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has commenced judgment for the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen over alleged false declaration of assets Chairman of the CCT, Mr Danladi Umar is currently delivering judgment on the motion challenging the tribunal’s jurisdiction to try the suspended CJN. The tribunal held that justice Onnoghen is not been charged as a judicial officer but an ordinary public officer and as such the ruling in Ngajiwa versus the federal government does not apply to the tribunal. He held that the tribunal has jurisdiction to try ... more
  • 4 days 29 German Tourists Killed In Argentina Bus Crash ChannelsTv |World
      The Portuguese island of Madeira on Thursday began three days of mourning after 29 German tourists died after their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house. Drone footage of the aftermath of the accident near the town of Canico showed the badly mangled wreckage resting precariously on its side against a building on a hillside, the vehicle’s roof partially crushed and front window smashed. Rescue workers attended to injured passengers among the undergrowth where the bus came to a halt, some of them bearing bloodied head bandages and bloodstained clothes, ... more
  • 4 days North Korea Wants Pompeo Removed From Nuclear Talks ChannelsTv |World
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo   North Korea on Thursday demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, accusing him of derailing discussions. “I am afraid that, if Pompeo engages in the talks again, the table will be lousy once again and the talks will become entangled,” Kwon Jong Gun, director general of the Department of American Affairs at North Korea’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said, according to the official KCNA news agency. READ ALSO: Americans Await Bombshell Mueller Report “Therefore, even in the case of a possible resumption of ... more
  • 4 days Gunmen Kill 14 Bus Passengers In Pakistan ChannelsTv |World
      Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan’s Balochistan, officials said Thursday, in the latest attack claimed by separatists in the restive southwestern province. The attackers, who numbered around two dozen, were wearing uniforms of the paramilitary Frontier Corps, provincial home secretary Haider Ali told AFP. They “stopped buses on the Makran Coastal Highway and gunned down 14 people”, he said, adding that the four vehicles were travelling to the port megacity of Karachi from the coastal town of Ormara. The gunmen identified non-Baloch passengers by their identity cards and shot ... more
  • 4 days Scientists Unearth 220 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Fossils In Argentina ChannelsTv |World
      A site containing the 220-million-year-old fossilised remains of nearly a dozen dinosaurs has been discovered in western Argentina, researchers said Wednesday. “There are almost ten different individuals, it’s a mass of bones, there’s practically no sediment,” said Argentinian palaeontologist Ricardo Martinez. “It’s very impressive.” According to Martinez, of the University of San Juan, the fossils are approximately 220 million years old, belonging to “an era of which we know little”. “This discovery is doubly important because there are at least seven or eight individuals of dicynodonts, the ancestors of mammals, the size of an ox,” he said. He ... more
  • 4 days 6.1-Magnitude Quake Hits Taiwan ChannelsTv |World
      A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, shaking buildings and disrupting traffic. In the capital Taipei, highrises swayed while some panicked schoolchildren fled their classrooms in eastern Yilan county, according to reports. The quake was felt across the island and a highway connecting Yilan and Hualien was shut down due to falling rocks, authorities said. An official at the Hualien county fire department told AFP that two people, including a male Malaysian tourist, were injured by falling rocks and that the department was planning to send in medics by helicopter. READ ALSO: Vatican ... more
  • 4 days Vatican Envoy Speaks To French Police On Sex Assault Charges ChannelsTv |World
    French President Emannuel Macron (L) shakes hands with Apostolic Nuncio to France Luigi Ventura during his New Year wishes to the diplomatic corps at the Elysee Palace in Paris. ludovic MARIN / AFP   The Vatican’s envoy to Paris has been heard by French police “at his request” over sex assault allegations, judicial sources said Thursday. Nuncio Luigi Ventura spoke to police at the start of April, they said. Ventura is being investigated for allegedly molesting officials at the Paris mayor’s office. The 74-year-old is accused of allegedly assaulting a man at the town hall in Paris on January 17 when ... more
  • 4 days Americans Await Bombshell Mueller Report ChannelsTv |World
    Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel on the Russia investigation, leaves following a meeting with members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee at the US Capitol in Washington. SAUL LOEB / AFP   Nearly four weeks after President Donald Trump declared himself completely exonerated, Americans will on Thursday get a chance to see the evidence themselves with the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Widespread doubt and suspicion has remained in the air despite Attorney General Bill Barr’s March 24 statement that the Mueller investigation found no criminal collusion by Trump’s ... more
  • 4 days ‘Pochettino Delivers’: Three Things We Learned From Man City Vs Tottenham ChannelsTv |Sports
    Tottenham Hotspur’s Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (3L) celebrates scoring his team’s third goal during the game. Photo: Lindsey PARNABY / AFP   Tottenham have earned a Champions League semi-final clash against Ajax, beating Manchester City on away goals after a 4-3 defeat secured a 4-4 aggregate score in one of the games of the season on Wednesday. Here are three things we learned from a sensational quarter-final second leg: Pochettino delivers at last Pochettino celebrates after the final whistle. Anthony Devlin / AFP   After a series of frustrating defeats when the stakes were at their highest, Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham ... more
  • 4 days Liverpool Thump Porto To Reach Memorable Champions League Semi-Finals ChannelsTv |Sports
    Liverpool’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between FC Porto and Liverpool at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on April 17, 2019. Paul ELLIS / AFP   Liverpool crushed FC Porto 4-1 in Portugal on Wednesday to win their Champions League quarter-final tie 6-1 on aggregate and march on to a last-four showdown against Barcelona. Sadio Mane gave the Reds a first-half lead in the second leg at the Estadio do Dragao, effectively killing off a Porto side that had lost 2-0 in England ... more
  • 4 days Tottenham Edge Man City In Thrilling Clash To Reach Champions League Semis ChannelsTv |Sports
    Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (C) celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal against Manchester City … on April 17, 2019. Photo: Ben STANSALL / AFP   Manchester City’s bid for an unprecedented quadruple of trophies ended in dramatic fashion as Tottenham progressed to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals as a pulsating 4-3 win for City on Wednesday was not enough to overturn their 1-0 first leg deficit. After four goals were shared in the opening 11 minutes, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero put City on course for the last four, but Fernando Llorente’s decisive goal ... more
  • 4 days PDP Reps Member Challenges Kogi Govt To Name Completed Projects ChannelsTv |Politics
       A member of the House of Representatives, Sunday Karimi, has challenged the Kogi State Government to name projects completed in the state. Karimi spoke on a Channels Television programme Politics Today, on Wednesday, where he accused the government of looting the state in the last three years. “What has been happening in Kogi State in the last three years is a situation where somebody came into governance by luck because Kogi people didn’t vote for him in the first place. “He has taken series of loans from banks, there is no infrastructural development going on anywhere in ... more
  • 4 days Kogi Gov’s Aide Blames PDP For Inability To Pay Workers’ Salaries ChannelsTv |Politics
       Spokesman to Yahaya Bello, Kingsley Fanwo has blamed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the government’s inability to pay workers’ salaries and pension in Kogi State. He said that the last PDP administration embarked on failed projects through bonds, which indebted the state. READ ALSO: Yahaya Bello Declares Intention For Second Term Fanwo who was a guest on a Channels Television programme Politics Today, on Wednesday said the government of Yahaya Bello has only been able to access N20bn bailout funds which have made them unable to pay salaries. “On the issue of salaries, PDP caused most of ... more
  • 4 days Nasarawa Attack: Remains Of Murdered Residents Laid To Rest ChannelsTv
      The remains of sixteen out of the 17 persons killed in the recent attack in Kochu village of Akwanga Local government area of Nasarawa have been laid to rest in a mass burial in the community Wednesday. These victims of the attack were committed to mother earth after the performance of Christian rites. One of the deceased, who is Muslim, had already been buried according to Islamic rites on Monday, a day after the killings. The funeral rites on Wednesday was conducted by the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN of Akwanga local government area of ... more
  • 4 days UEFA Champions League: Origi Leads Liverpool Attack Against Porto ChannelsTv |Sports
    Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp walks on the pitch before the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between FC Porto and Liverpool at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on April 17, 2019.Paul ELLIS / AFP   Divock Origi comes into the Liverpool attack in place of Roberto Firmino for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against FC Porto in Portugal on Wednesday. The Belgian forward has not featured in Jurgen Klopp’s starting line-up since the 0-0 draw against Everton in the Merseyside derby in the Premier League on March 3, since when Liverpool have recorded seven ... more
  • 4 days UEFA Champions League: Starting Line-Ups For Manchester City Vs Tottenham ChannelsTv |Sports
      Starting line-ups for the Champions League quarter-final, second leg between Manchester City and Tottenham (Tottenham lead 1-0 on aggregate) at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday (kick-off 1900 GMT): Manchester City (4-2-3-1) Ederson; Kyle Walker, Vincent Kompany (capt), Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy; Ilkay Gundogan; Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling Coach: Pep Guardiola (ESP) READ ALSO: UEFA Champions League Trophy Arrives Lagos Tottenham (4-2-3-1) Hugo Lloris (capt); Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose; Victor Wanyama, Moussa Sissoko; Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura; Son Heung-Min Coach: Mauricio Pochettino (ARG) Referee: Cuneyt Cakır (TUR) ... more
  • 4 days Ekiti APC Primaries: I have No Axe To Grind – Fayemi ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said he has no axe to grind with one of his predecessors, Mr Segun Oni for challenging his victory at the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary held last year. Oni had challenged the eligibility of Fayemi to contest for the governorship election at the Court. But the Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed that Fayemi was validly nominated by his party for the governorship poll. READ ALSO: Senate Reworks, Passes PIGB, Other Bills Earlier Rejected By Buhari Fayemi in a reaction to the judgment said that undue litigations and frivolities should be done within ... more
  • 4 days Several Injured As Tanker Somersaults In Gombe ChannelsTv
      Several persons have been reportedly injured as a gas-laden tanker was involved in an accident along the Gombe-Biu bypass. The same spot where 16 people were killed as a tanker exploded barely a week ago. No death has been recorded so far in the recent accident but victims have been rushed to the hospital. READ ALSO: Death Toll In Gombe Petrol Tanker Explosion Rises To 16 As at the time of the report, no official statement has been issued. But some people were seen using a pumping machine to extract the gaseous content into drums. Vehicular movements have been ... more
  • 4 days ‘PDP ‘ll Win November Kogi Governorship Election’ – Kola Ologbondiyan ChannelsTv
      The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will win the November 2019 governorship election in Kogi state and salvage the state by enthroning a people-oriented government. This is just as the leadership of the party assured that the Presidential mandate, which Nigerians freely gave to Atiku Abubakar on February 23, will be retrieved at the tribunal. The position of the party came at the end of a crucial meeting of Kogi PDP critical stakeholders at the Party’s National Secretariat, in Abuja on Wednesday, where the leaders resolved to forego all personal ambitions and work together for the interest ... more
  • 4 days Yahaya Bello Declares Intention For Second Term ChannelsTv |Politics
    Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello   Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has declared his intention to run for the second term in office. Bello declared his intention while speaking with journalist shortly after inaugurating Assembly service commission. According to him his declaration his coming up after sorting the blessings of God. Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will win the November 2019 governorship election in Kogi state and salvage the state by enthroning a people-oriented government. This is just as the leadership of the party assured that the Presidential mandate, which Nigerians freely gave to Atiku ... more
  • 4 days  Euro-Knowledge Awards: Momoh, Barkindo, Others To Be Honoured In London ChannelsTv
    OPEC Secretary-General, Mr. Mohammad Barkindo (L); Chairman, Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh (C); and founder of Aiteo, Mr Benedict Peters (R) will be honoured on April 29, 2019, at the House of Lords in London.   The Chairman, Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh will be honoured by Euro-Knowledge forum at the House of Lords in London on April 29 2019. Other prominent Nigerians to be honoured at the ceremony are OPEC Secretary-General, Mr. Mohammad Barkindo, founder of Aiteo, Mr Benedict Peters, former Minister of Trade and Investment, Mrs Onikepo Akande; the Chairman of Africa Prudential Plc, Mrs Eniola ... more
  • 4 days United Airlines To Receive New 737 MAX Planes In 2019 ChannelsTv |World
    Boeing 737 airplanes are pictured on the tarmac at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington on March 12, 2019./ AFP   United Continental still expects to receive new Boeing 737 MAX planes in 2019 and does not expect a fight with the manufacturer over recovering costs from the planes’ grounding, United executives said Wednesday. Boeing’s 737 MAX planes have been grounded globally since mid-March following two deadly crashes involving the planes in less than five months. United, the parent to United Airlines, currently has 14 of the 737 MAX planes in its fleet and had been scheduled to receive ... more
  • 4 days Ekrem Imamoglu Declared New Mayor Of Istanbul ChannelsTv |World
    Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) mayoral candidate Ekrem Imamoglu (C) wipes his face as he gives a speech during a press conference in Istanbul/ AFP   Turkish election authorities on Wednesday confirmed opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu’s win over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AKP candidate after a recount of last month’s disputed Istanbul election. Thousands of cheering supporters greeted Imamoglu outside the Istanbul town hall after he received his mandate certificate, though electoral authorities must still rule on an AKP appeal for a rerun over alleged irregularities in its narrow Istanbul defeat. “This is a new dawn for Istanbul,” ... more
  • 4 days Cathedral Bells Ring Out Across France After Notre-Dame Disaster ChannelsTv |World
    The bells of French cathedrals were to ring out at 1650 GMT on April 17, 2019 to mark the exact moment when the fire started on April 15, 2019./ AFP   Cathedral bells rang out across France on Wednesday evening in support of Notre-Dame, at the exact time a devastating blaze struck the 850-year-old gothic masterpiece in Paris on Monday. The bells of Marseille’s Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica were among those rung at 6.50 pm (1650 GMT). Earlier the Conference of French Bishops said on Twitter that all cathedral bells nationwide would ring in “solidarity with the diocese of ... more
  • 4 days Disney Company Donates $5m To Restore Notre-Dame Cathedral ChannelsTv |World
    Flames burn the roof of the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019.FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP     Disney, which scored millions with the 1996 animated blockbuster “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” said Wednesday it would give $5 million to restore the fire-damaged Paris cathedral. “Notre-Dame is a beacon of hope and beauty that has defined the heart of Paris and the soul of France for centuries, inspiring awe and reverence for its art and architecture and for its enduring place in human history,” said Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger in a statement. “The Walt Disney Company ... more
  • 4 days FG Declares Friday And Monday Public Holidays For Easter Celebration ChannelsTv
      The Nigerian Government on Wednesday declared Friday April 19 and Monday April 22, 2019, as a public holiday. This was confirmed in a tweet by the personal assistant to the President on new media, Bashir Ahmad. Ahmad’s tweet reads, “JUST IN: The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22 as Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration. #HappyHolidays” READ ALSO: FEC Approves Establishment Of Nigerian Army University
    JUST IN: The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22 as Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration. #HappyHolidays — ... more
  • 4 days UEFA Champions League Trophy Arrives Lagos ChannelsTv |Sports
    PHOTO: Lagos State Press   The UEFA Champions league trophy arrived Lagos on Wednesday in the company of its Ambassador and former captain of Barcelona FC of Spain, Carles Puyol and Nigerian football legend, Austin JayJay Okocha, on a tour of cities. The trophy was received by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. The delegation is in Nigeria with the trophy on a three-day tour to connect with football lovers. READ ALSO: Ajax Stun Juventus To Reach Champions League Semis Governor Ambode expressed delight ... more
  • 4 days Alleged 1.4bn Money Laundering: Court Releases Usoro’s Passport, Adjourns Case Till May 10 ChannelsTv
      A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has permanently released the passport of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Paul Usoro, to allow him to attend to his foreign engagements as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Justice Rilwan Aikawa granted the application after Usoro’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun (SAN) allayed the EFCC’s fears by saying that in case of any clash between the trial date and his travel date, the trial date will prevail. The EFCC Counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo who did not oppose the grant of the application based on Olanipekun’s undertaking that the trial date ... more
  • 4 days Peru Ex-President Garcia Shoots Himself While Resisting Arrest ChannelsTv |World
    Peruvian ex-President Alan Garcia/ AFP   Former Peru president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation, a party official said. “Alan Garcia has died, long live Apra,” said Omar Quesada, the general secretary of Garcia’s American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (Apra) party. Peru’s current President Martin Vizcarra expressed his sympathy on his Twitter account. “Dismayed by the death of ex-president Alan Garcia. I send my condolences to his family and loved ones,” Vizcarra wrote in a tweet. Garcia was president on two occasions, from 1985-90 and ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria Qualify For 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup ChannelsTv |Sports
      Five-time world champions, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have become the first African team to book a 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket after beating Angola 1-0 at the CAF U17 AFCON in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. Olakunle Olusegun sealed Nigeria’s place at the tournament semi-finals and to Brazil 2019 when he converted a 21st-minute penalty to the roof of the net with Angola’s goalkeeper Geovani stranded. As happened against host nation Tanzania on Sunday, the Eaglets proved to be masters of the use of space and close control, but they mostly lacked the right ideas and punch ... more
  • 4 days Senate Reworks, Passes PIGB, Other Bills Earlier Rejected By Buhari ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of the Senate during plenary. Photo: Twitter-@NGRSenate   The Senate during plenary on Wednesday reworked and passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), Electoral Act amendment Bill 2019, and five other bills rejected by President Buhari. The Senate passed these bills after its technical committee worked on President Buhari’s observations and re-drafted the affected clauses. The PIGB seeks to make the Nigerian Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NPRC) the sole regulator overseeing the licensing, monitoring and supervising of petroleum operations. READ ALSO: Senate Passes Police Reform Bill It also gives the NPRC the powers to enforce industry laws, regulations, and standards. On the ... more
  • 4 days Diego Costa Suspected Of Tax Fraud In Spain ChannelsTv |Sports
    Atletico Madrid’s Spanish forward Diego Costa eyes the ball.       GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP   Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is the latest star to fall foul of the Spanish authorities for possible non-payment of taxes on image rights, a Spanish newspaper reported on Wednesday. “The tax administration accuses the Atletico striker of fraud totalling 1.1 million euros related to taxes related to his image rights in 2014,” daily newspaper El Mundo reported. Contacted by AFP, a spokesman for the tax office refused to comment. saying he could not comment on “specific taxpayer files”. READ ALSO: Allegri Sticking With ... more
  • 4 days France To Probe Syrian President Assad’s Uncle Over Corruption ChannelsTv |World
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad/ AFP   The uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to stand trial in France on charges of building up a big property empire in the country using funds from Syrian state coffers, legal sources said on Wednesday. An investigating magistrate ordered Rifaat al-Assad to stand trial for organised money laundering in building the 90 million euro ($102 million) property portfolio in France, according to the order for the trial seen by AFP. Its date has yet to be set. READ ALSO: Peru’s Ex-President Garcia Commits Attempted Suicide Rifaat al-Assad dubbed the “Butcher of Hama” for ... more
  • 5 days INEC To Hold Supplementary Election For Ajeromi/Ifelodun Constituency April 27 ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will be holding a supplementary election for Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency on Saturday, April 27, 2019. This comes after the commission on Wednesday declared the result of the election inconclusive, following the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja on March 7, 2019. The declaration was made at the Federal Constituency Collation Centre, Ajeromi/Ifelodun Local Government Area Office of the Commission in the presence of leaders of Political Parties, candidates and their agents. READ ALSOSenate Reworks, Passes PIGB, Other Bills Earlier Rejected By Buhari The election became inconclusive in compliance with the ... more
  • 5 days Six Killed In Libya As UN Debates Ceasefire Demand ChannelsTv |World
    The UN Security Council meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 13, 2018.HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP   Rocket fire on the Libyan capital Tripoli, which the UN-recognised government blamed on military strongman Khalifa Haftar, killed six people ahead of a Security Council meeting on Wednesday over a ceasefire. Diplomats have long complained that Libyan peace efforts have been stymied by major powers backing the rival sides, with Haftar ally Russia quibbling over the proposed wording of the ceasefire demand even as the bombardment of Tripoli intensifies. Three of the six killed in the rocket fire on the ... more
  • 5 days Mama Taraba Set For Knee Replacement Surgery, Calls For Prayers ChannelsTv
      Senator Jummai Alhassan, a former minister of women affairs who is popularly known as Mama Taraba would be undergoing a knee replacement surgery soon. The lawmaker urged friends and wellwishers to pray for her even as she gets set for the procedure. She made the call via her official Twitter page, @SenAishaAlhassn  that her followers keep her in their prayers. READ ALSO: FG Vows To Improve Primary Health Care Delivery In Nigeria
    Ready for the theatre for a knee replacement surgery, pls pray for me. Allah Ya kaddara saduwanmu, Amin. pic.twitter.com/2j9eWuSOuT — Sen. Jummai Alhassan (@SenAishaAlhassn) April ... more
  • 5 days FEC Approves Establishment Of Nigerian Army University ChannelsTv
      The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the establishment of the Nigerian Army University in Biu, Borno State. The council meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday also gave approvals for eight other deliberations on various construction projects, loans and purchase of vehicles for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. READ ALSO: 2018 Appropriation Act: Reps Condemn Executive Over ‘Constitutional Breach’ The bill for the establishment of the Army University, according to the council, is now ready for legislative action. Below are photos from the meeting   ... more
  • 5 days Nigerian Customs Service Set To Recruit 3,200 Personnel ChannelsTv
        The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has commenced procedures for the recruitment of 3,200 personnel to fill various positions in the organization.  According to a publication on the agency’s recruitment portal, the positions to be occupied by prospective staff include Assistant Superintendent of Customs, Assistant Inspector of Customs and Customs Assistant. The general requirements for the positions are: “Be a Nigerian Citizen by birth or descent. “Not be less than 1.7 metres in height, for male and 1.64 metres for female. “Have a fully expanded chest measurement of not less than 0.87 metres, male. READ ALSO: Senate Passes Police ... more
  • 5 days ICPC To Appeal Ruling On Suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo ChannelsTv
      The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it will appeal the ruling of suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Mounir Gwarzo and Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services, Zakawanu Garuba. The duo was arraigned in June 2018  before Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf of Court 4 of the FCT High Court in a 5-Count charge bordering on fraud to the tune of about N115 million when Gwarzo was the DG-SEC. ICPC in a statement through its spokesman, Mrs. Rasheedat A. Okoduwa alleged that Gwarzo received the sum of N104, 851,154.94 as severance benefits and ... more
  • 5 days France To Invite Architects Over Rebuilding Of Notre-Dame Cathedral ChannelsTv |World
    Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP     France will invite architects from around the world to submit designs for rebuilding the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral that was destroyed in a devastating blaze, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Wednesday. The goal is “to give Notre-Dame a new spire that is adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era,” Philippe said at a press conference in Paris. AFP ... more
  • 5 days EU Threatens $12bn Tariffs Over US Boeing Subsidies ChannelsTv |Biz
      The EU on Wednesday unveiled a wide-ranging list of US-made goods, from beeswax to car parts, subject to tariffs in retaliation for subsidies to Boeing as a transatlantic trade war risked re-erupting. “European companies must be able to compete on fair and equal terms… We must continue to defend a level-playing field for our industry,” said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom in a statement. READ ALSO: BMW To Recall 360,000 Cars In China Over Defective Airbags Europe’s $12 billion claims against Boeing comes on the trail of a similar demand by the US for $11 billion in compensation for ... more
  • 5 days Storms Kill 35 In India ChannelsTv |World
    Indian flag   Thunderstorms swept across western India killing at least 35 people and leaving widespread damage, officials said Wednesday. Strong winds barrelled through Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh state felling walls, trees and electricity lines. The storms have also been blamed for at least 25 deaths in Pakistan this week. At least 10 people were killed in the desert state of Rajasthan, where a wall of dust swept over several cities. Another 10 were killed in neighbouring Gujarat and 15 in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, state emergency services told AFP. READ ALSO: Trump Vetoes Bill To End ... more
  • 5 days Trump Vetoes Bill To End US Support For Saudi-Led Yemen War ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump speaks in Washington, DC, April 10, 2019. SAUL LOEB / AFP   President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution from Congress directing him to end US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, the second such move of his presidency. The resolution was a harsh bipartisan rebuke to Trump that took the historic step of curtailing a president’s war-making powers — a step he condemned in a statement announcing his veto. “This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today ... more
  • 5 days Allegri Sticking With Juventus Despite Champions League Defeat ChannelsTv |Sports
    Juventus’ Italian coach Massimiliano Allegri.                               Credit: Marco BERTORELLO / AFP   Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri announced on Tuesday he would be staying on as a coach with the Italian giants next season despite another Champions League disappointment. Cristiano Ronaldo’s side crashed out of the championship to Dutch side Ajax after a 2-1 loss on the night in Turin and 3-2 aggregate defeat. “I met the (club) president (Andrea Agnelli) a couple of days ago and told him that I will stay at Juventus. We’ll sit down with the ... more
  • 5 days BMW To Recall 360,000 Cars In China Over Defective Airbags ChannelsTv |Biz
      Germany’s BMW will recall 360,000 vehicles in China as part of the worldwide effort to root out defective airbags made by now-defunct Japanese supplier Takata, regulators in Beijing said. Around 20 people have died in accidents linked to defects in Takata airbags since 2013, prompting a massive worldwide recall of at least 100 million cars from a wide range of manufacturers. The recall will affect nearly 273,000 models built by BMW’s joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Brilliance Automotive and more than 87,000 imported BMW cars, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation said. READ ALSO: Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Drops ... more
  • 5 days APC Adopts Femi Gbajabiamila As Candidate For Speaker ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila.   The All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted the House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, as its candidate for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly. This position was reached after an intensive deliberation with the party’s House of Representatives members-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The dinner also had in attendance the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and some other chieftains of the party. READ ALSOCourt Orders INEC To Stop Further Actions ... more
  • 5 days Ajax Stun Juventus To Reach Champions League Semis ChannelsTv |Sports
    Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Ajax’s Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt (R) go for a header during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match on April 16, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP   Ajax stunned Juventus to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1997 as Matthijs de Ligt’s thumping second-half header secured a 2-1 second-leg victory in the last eight in Turin on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo, bidding for his sixth Champions League title, scored a 28th-minute header to put ... more
  • 5 days Three Things We Learned From Barcelona vs Man Utd ChannelsTv |Sports
    Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) and Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez applaud at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match against Manchester United at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 16, 2019. PAU BARRENA / AFP   Barcelona cruised into the Champions League semi-finals as their 3-0 win against Manchester United sealed a 4-0 aggregate success on Tuesday. Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the quarter-final second-leg clash: No Camp Nou repeat for Solskjaer Barcelona’s Camp Nou will always hold a special place in Ole ... more
  • 5 days Barcelona Thrash Manchester United, Reach Champions League Semis ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder Fred (C) challenges Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 16, 2019. PAU BARRENA / AFP   Lionel Messi pounced on two Manchester United mistakes to score twice and end their hopes of another Camp Nou comeback as Barcelona breezed into the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday. After an excellent start, United were undone twice in four minutes by Messi, who first nicked the ball off the ... more
  • 5 days Court Orders INEC To Stop Further Actions On Imo North Senatorial Election ChannelsTv |Politics
      A Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from taking further steps on the Imo North Senatorial election. The electoral body disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday by its National Commissioner and member of Information and Voter Education Committee, Mohammed Haruna. Haruna noted that INEC had concluded its investigation into the allegations of misconduct that played out in the election which held on February 23, 2019. READ ALSO: INEC Act, Constitution Amendment Bills Pass First Reading In Senate According to him, INEC is in possession of the report submitted by its probe panel it ... more
  • 5 days Porto Hopeful Of Famous Comeback Against Liverpool ChannelsTv |Sports
    Porto’s players run during a training session at the club’s training ground in Olival in Vila Nova de Gaia on April 16, 2019. MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP   FC Porto coach Sergio Conceicao reckons Liverpool are “the best team in the world” on their day as the Portuguese side face up to the daunting prospect of overturning a two-goal deficit in their Champions League quarter-final. The teams meet at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday in the second leg of their last-eight tie, with Porto needing a historic comeback to go through after losing 2-0 at ... more
  • 5 days ‘Shine Your Eyes Well,’ Canada Rejects Report Of Requesting One Million Migrants ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria. Photo: Twitter- @CanHCNigeria   The Canadian government has condemned the report that it is requesting one million Nigerians to relocate to the country. The High Commission of Canada to Nigeria faulted the report in a series of tweets on Tuesday. This followed the emergence of the report titled, “Canada’s Prime Minister begs Nigeria President for one million immigrants” which left many Nigerians asking a series of questions. READ ALSO: Consular Officers Do Not Enjoy Refusing Anyone A Visa – US Embassy In its reaction, the Canadian embassy urged Nigerians ... more
  • 5 days Donors Pledge 700million Euros To Rebuild Notre-Dame ChannelsTv |World
    A picture taken on April 16, 2019 shows the altar surrounded by charred debris inside the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris in the aftermath of a fire that devastated the cathedral./ AFP   Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral reached some 700 million euros (790 million dollars) on Tuesday amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe’s most iconic monuments. President Emmanuel Macron has vowed the mediaeval monument will be restored after its spire and roof collapsed Monday night in a spectacular blaze thought to be linked to extensive renovation work. ... more
  • 5 days WAFU Cup: Super Falcons to play Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso ChannelsTv |Sports
    Super Falcons arrive in Abuja on December 2, 2018, after beating South Africa at the 2018 AWCON final. Photo: Twitter-@thenff   African champions Nigeria have been drawn against Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Mali in group B of the 2019 WAFU ‘B’ Women’s Tournament taking place in Abidjan in May.  Host nation Cote d’Ivoire, alongside Togo, Senegal and Ghana will battle things out in Group A. The tournament which will hold from 8 – 18 next month will serve as the last preparatory competition for the Super Falcons before they fly to their final camp in Austria ahead of the ... more
  • 5 days U17 AFCON: Eaglets Target World Cup Ticket With Victory Against Angola ChannelsTv |Sports
        Five-time champions Nigeria hopes to make a return to the FIFA U17 World Cup finals with a victory against Angola in their second match at the Africa U17 Cup of Nations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday. A reproachable slack approach saw the Golden Eaglets slump from a 3-1 lead to conceding three goals and falling behind against host nation Tanzania in the tournament opener on Sunday, but they woke from slumber in good time to win with two spectacular goals and pocket three precious points in a 5-4 win. Angola’s 1-0 win over Uganda hours ... more
  • 5 days Trump Expresses Notre Dame ‘Condolences’ To Macron ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump Nicholas Kamm / AFP   President Donald Trump on Tuesday relayed Americans’ “condolences” to French President Emmanuel Macron over the fire at Notre-Dame cathedral, the White House said. “We stand with France today and offer our assistance in the rehabilitation of this irreplaceable symbol of Western civilization. Vive la France!” Trump’s spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement. Sanders called Notre Dame, which was heavily damaged in the blaze, an “iconic structure” that “has served as a spiritual home for almost a millennium.” The statement called France the oldest US ally and said “we remember with grateful ... more
  • 5 days Alleged N21bn Fraud: Ex-Air Chief, Others Consider Settling With EFCC Again ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Adesola Amosu (on white).   A former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Adesola Amosu, has again told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos that he is willing to resume discussions with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), with a view to achieving a swifter end in the alleged N21.4 billion fraud case made against him. This is not the first time the parties had explored settling out of court but the talks had broken down in the past, leading to the commencement of trial against the defendants. Amosu is being tried on 13 ... more
  • 5 days Macron To Address Nation On Notre-Dame Fire ChannelsTv |World
    French President Emmanuel Macron (C) is accompanied by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo (3L), French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (L) French Culture Minister Franck Riester (2L) and Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit as he speaks at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris/ AFP   French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation on Tuesday evening over the fire that ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, the presidency said. The televised address at 8:00 pm (1800 GMT) will concern Monday’s fire at the cathedral which caused serious damage to the 850-year-old landmark, the presidency said, without giving further details. READ ALSO: French Investigators Probe ... more
  • 5 days More Than 200 Arrested At London Climate Protests ChannelsTv |World
    Environmental protestors from the Extinction Rebellion group gather around a pink boat in Oxford Circus as they take part in a demonstration at the junction of Oxford Street and Regent Street in London/ AFP More than 200 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday. Demonstrators began blocking off a bridge and major central road junctions on Monday at the start of a civil disobedience campaign that also saw action in other parts of Europe. The protests were organised by the campaign group Extinction ... more
  • 5 days Nasarawa Attack: Al-Makura Gives Security Agencies Seven Days To Arrest Perpetrators ChannelsTv
    (File) Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura   The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has given security agencies in the state seven days to fish out perpetrators of the recent attack on Numa Kochu settlement. He gave the order on Tuesday, two days after gunmen killed at least 15 people in the village in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. Governor Al-Makura who visited the injured victims at the General Hospital in Akwanga condemned the attack. READ ALSO: Death Toll Rises To 17 In Nasarawa Village Attack He promised that the government would treat the incident with all the seriousness ... more
  • 5 days Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Drops By 0.06% Again ChannelsTv |Biz
      Nigeria’s inflation rate has dropped by a slim margin of 0.06% from 11.31 percent in February to 11.25 per cent in March 2019. The consumer price index, (CPI) which measures inflation had for a second consecutive time, the same margin of points between January and February 2019. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), on a month-on-month basis, the Headline index increased by 0.79 per cent in March 2019, which is 0.06 percent rate higher than the rate recorded in February 2019 (0.73) per cent. The data highlighted that urban inflation rate increased by 11.54 per cent (year-on-year) ... more
  • 5 days INEC Act, Constitution Amendment Bills Pass First Reading In Senate ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Senate during plenary at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja on December 18, 2018. Photo: Twitter-@NGRSenate.   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has passed the first reading in the Senate. This bill was read for the first time on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday after it was presented by the Senate Committee Chairman on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif. Senator Nazif presented the bill following the conclusion of the keenly contested 2019 general elections. READ ALSOSenate Passes Power Sector Reform Act Amendment Bill In ... more
  • 5 days INEC Act, Constitution Amendment Bills Pass First Reading In Senate ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of the Senate during plenary at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja on December 18, 2018. Photo: Twitter-@NGRSenate.   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill, 2019 has passed the first reading in the Senate. This bill was read for the first time on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday after it was presented by the Senate Committee Chairman on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif. Senator Nazif presented the bill following the conclusion of the keenly contested 2019 general elections. READ ALSOSenate Passes Power Sector Reform Act Amendment Bill In ... more
  • 5 days EFCC Arrests Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia As Court Strikes Out Corruption Charges ChannelsTv
      The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia. Her arrest took place on the premises of the Lagos High Court, Lagos, Ikeja shortly after Justice Hakeem Oshodi struck out the corruption charges made against her by the EFCC. As she attempted to leave the courtroom, EFCC officials moved to surround the dismissed judge. Upon sighting them, the judge made a hasty retreat and went back upstairs into Justice Oshodi’s courtroom to seek the protection of the court from the EFCC officials. Justice Oshodi, when notified about ... more
  • 5 days We Re-Arrested Ofili-Ajumogobia To Prefer Fresh Charge Against Her – EFCC ChannelsTv
    A file photo of EFCC operatives.   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has explained why it re-arrested a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia. A statement on Tuesday by its acting Head of Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, revealed that Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia was re-arrested to enable the anti-graft agency to prefer a fresh criminal charge against her. It added that the arrest was in line with the decision of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, in a case involving Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, where the court held that a judge could not be prosecuted until ... more
  • 5 days Senate Passes Power Sector Reform Act Amendment Bill ChannelsTv
      The Nigerian Senate has passed the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (Amendment) Bill, 2019. This followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development, and Metallurgy, during plenary on Tuesday. The report was presented by the committee chairman and lawmaker representing Abia-South senatorial district, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. READ ALSOEl-Rufai Gives Political Appointees Till April 30 To Resign The billed was thereafter read and passed for the third time. The lawmakers also considered reports on two other bills – Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Bill, 2019, and the National Board for Technical Education (Repeal and Re-enactment) ... more
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