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  • 4 hours Truck Crushes Soldier To Death In Ogun ChannelsTv
      A soldier identified as R. A. Nata’Ala was crushed to death on Friday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The incident was said to have occurred when a heavily loaded truck lost control around Iyana Mortuary area of the metropolis. Channels Television gathered that the truck marked JJJ 833 XW and laden with stone granite, was coming from Idi-Aba end of Ajebo-Ijaiye Road, when the incident occurred around 10:30am. It was learnt that the driver of the truck who lost control due to brake failure, veered off his lane and killed the soldier. READ ALSO: Three Corps Members ... more
  • 4 hours Neymar Ready For Toulouse Clash, Says Tuchel ChannelsTv |Sports
    Paris Saint-Germain’s German coach Thomas Tuchel/ AFP   Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said Neymar is “ready” for Sunday’s Ligue 1 game but whether he plays depends on developments in the Brazilian’s bid to leave the club. The 27-year-old is angling for a return to Spain but reports this week suggest PSG have rejected an offer from Real Madrid of 100 million euros ($111 million) plus players. Neymar arrived amid deafening fanfare from Barcelona two years ago as the world’s most expensive player in a 222 million euros deal. Barca’s own attempt to bring him back to the Camp ... more
  • 5 hours Abraham’s Double Fire Chelsea To First Win Under Lampard ChannelsTv |Sports
    Chelsea’s English striker Tammy Abraham (R) shoots to score his second goal, Chelsea’s third during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Chelsea at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England on August 24, 2019. Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP   Tammy Abraham fired Chelsea to their first win of the Frank Lampard era as the young striker’s double clinched a 3-2 victory against Norwich on Saturday. Lampard had gone three games without a win in all competitions since he took over as Chelsea manager, but the Blues legend finally got off the mark thanks to his faith in Abraham. Abraham had ... more
  • 22 hours Court Orders FG To Renew Shell’s OML 11 For 20 Years ChannelsTv
      A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Minister of Petroleum Resources to grant the renewal of the Oil Mineral Lease (OML) 11 to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria for 20 years. Justice Taiwo Taiwo gave the order on Friday in a judgment delivered on the suit filed by Shell Petroleum Development Company. He held that renewal would be for 20 years and not 30, as requested by the company. ‎The suit by Shell was instituted against the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources. ... more
  • 23 hours Industrial Action Threatens Operations, Care Of Patients At Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital ChannelsTv
      As a dispute between resident doctors and the management of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba (FNPHY), Lagos, enters its fourth week, what is the fate of the institution’s patients?  Following the resolution reached at a congress which held on August 19, the Association of Resident Doctors at the FNPHY decided to continue the indefinite strike which began July 31. According to the resident doctors, the sole reason for the strike is the shortage of resident doctors in the hospital. They say that the shortage of resident doctors has led to a massive workload that has caused many doctors ... more
  • 23 hours Kogi West: Smart Adeyemi Is ‘My Political Wife’ – Melaye ChannelsTv |Politics
    Dino Melaye                                                                                                                              Smart Adeyemi     Embattled lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye has described Senator Smart Adeyemi as his ‘political wife’. The lawmaker said this in an interview with Channels Television on Friday in Abuja after the Kogi ... more
  • 1 day Buhari To Attend Tokyo Conference, Seek ‘Broader Japanese Assistance’ For Nigeria ChannelsTv
    President Muhammadu Buhari (file).     President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, between August 28 and 30. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. He explained that the President’s participation would be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016. With the theme, “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future,” the Opening Session of TICAD7 will be performed by the ... more
  • 1 day Why I Boycotted PFN’s Panel On Dakolo’s Alleged Rape – Fatoyinbo ChannelsTv
    Founder and Senior of Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has explained why he boycotted Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) investigation into the rape allegations levelled him by wife of popular artiste, Busola Dakolo. Fatoyinbo in a statement signed by his Executive Senior Assistant, Ademola Adetuberu said his decision was followed by legal advice not to appear before the panel. He claimed that the PFN panel was already prejudiced and may not conduct an impartial session. READ ALSO: Busola Dakolo: Fatoyinbo Absent As PFN Declares Investigation Inconclusive “Our attention has been drawn to a press briefing made ... more
  • 1 day Trump Cancels Denmark Visit After Danes Say Greenland Not For Sale ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump Tuesday postponed a planned visit to Denmark after Danish officials insisted its autonomous territory of Greenland was not for sale. Trump’s decision confirms just how interested he was in purchasing Greenland, an idea initially dismissed as a joke by some, but which the White House later insisted had a serious purpose because of its strategic location. “Based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time,” Trump tweeted. During a Sunday visit to Greenland ... more
  • 1 day Three Corps Members With Fake Certificates Arrested In Taraba ChannelsTv
      Three prospective corps members found with fake certificates have been arrested in Taraba State. The Coordinator of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Taraba, Mrs Florence Yaakugh, confirmed this to Channels Television on Friday. She explained that the suspects were handed over to the police and other security operatives for further investigation after they were discovered at the camp in Jalingo, the state capital. Mrs Yaakugh noted that the three persons were prospective batch B corps members who were caught with fake documents by the verification officer. She identified the suspects as Nasiru Yau, who claimed to ... more
  • 1 day Zidane Asks Bale To Show Why He Is One Of World Best Players ChannelsTv |Sports
    Zinedine Zidane has challenged Gareth Bale to show why he is still one of the world’s best players as he continues his reintegration at Real Madrid.  Bale, 30, was a surprise inclusion in the starting line-up against Celta Vigo last weekend, when Madrid opened with an impressive 3-1 win in La Liga and Bale was arguably man of the match. Zidane said in July it would be “best for everyone” if Bale left Madrid this summer but the Welshman has been eager to stay and appears to be regaining the confidence of his coach. “What has changed is that the ... more
  • 1 day Civilian JTF Critical To Ending Boko Haram Insurgency In Borno, Says Zulum ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum.     The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, says the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) is critical to ending the Boko Haram insurgency in his State. He stated this while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Governor Zulum, who held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa, noted that the Nigeria Police was re-equipped to support the CJTF towards putting an end to the insurgency. READ ALSO: How Police Affairs Ministry Will Help Tackle Security Challenges – Buhari He ... more
  • 1 day How Police Affairs Ministry Will Help Tackle Security Challenges – Buhari ChannelsTv
    President Muhammadu Buhari with traditional rulers from the North at the State House in Abuja on August 23, 2019.     The President has explained how his administration intends to tackle Nigeria’s security challenges with the return of the Ministry of Police Affairs. According to him, the return of the ministry is purposely to drive the new initiative of ensuring proper provision of security for lives and property. President Muhammadu Buhari also said the ministry was brought back to enhance proactive intelligence gathering to nip crimes in the bud before they escalate. He made the remarks on Friday when ... more
  • 1 day China To Impose New Tariffs On $75Bn Of US Imports ChannelsTv |World
    This file picture taken on November 6, 2018 shows a Chinese and US flag at a booth during the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. PHOTO: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP China announced on Friday that it will hit US imports worth $75 billion with new tariffs as retaliation for Washington’s planned tariff hikes, further intensifying the pair’s bruising trade war. The punitive tariffs of 5 to 10 percent will apply to 5,078 items from the US, starting September 1 and December 15, China’s state council tariff office said. Beijing also announced it ... more
  • 1 day FBI List: NIDCOM Warns Against Stereotyping All Nigerians ChannelsTv
    File Photo   The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has warned against the stereotyping of all Nigerians, following the release of a list by the US authorities which indicted 80 persons, mostly Nigerians for various crimes including massive email fraud and money laundering. According to a statement by the Chief Executive of the Commission, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa, the actions of a few Nigerians involved in criminal activities is not a representation of the majority. It also said that an accusation does not necessarily mean guilt and that it expects that all the suspects will be given fair and speedy trial. ... more
  • 1 day 17 Killed In Kwara Road Accident ChannelsTv
    Seventeen people were killed in a road accident at Bacita junction along Jebba/Ilorin Highway in Kwara State. The accident which occurred on Thursday afternoon involved an 18-seater Toyota Hiace Passenger bus and an articulated container truck. Two other passengers were injured in the accident. READ ALSO: NAF Destroys Boko Haram Base In Sambisa Forest The Head of Operation, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kwara State Sector Command, Udeme Eshiet, said that the container truck was heading towards Jebba, in the Kwara North District, while the passenger bus was coming to Ilorin, the state capital when the crash occurred. The ... more
  • 1 day Busola Dakolo: Fatoyinbo Absent As PFN Declares Investigation Inconclusive ChannelsTv
    The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria on Thursday declared its investigations into the case of rape allegations by the wife of popular artiste, Busola Dakolo, against the founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo. PFN National Publicity Secretary, Bishop Emma Isong said a five-man panel sat for over a month with key stakeholders such as non-governmental organisations, church leaders among others. Ison who spoke at a press briefing on in Ikeja, Lagos added that the committee spoke to the parties involved in the matter. However, he disclosed that Busola and her husband Timi Dakolo attended the ... more
  • 1 day Plateau Election Tribunal Reserves Jugdement In Suit Against Lalong ChannelsTv
    FILE PHOTO: Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong   The Plateau State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has reserved judgement in a petition filed against Governor Simon Lalong and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The tribunal reached the decision after all the parties involved in the suit presented their submissions for the final written addresses and outlined their various positions in respect of the petition. READ ALSO: Tribunal Sacks Dino Melaye As Senator, Orders Fresh Election Leading counsel to the petitioners, Mike Ezekhome during the tribunal on Friday urged the tribunal to make a consequential order sacking Governor Simon Lalong from ... more
  • 1 day Arsenal Out To Close Gap On Liverpool, Lampard Seeks First Win ChannelsTv |Sports
    L-R: Unai Emery, Jurgen Klopp, and Frank Lampard.   Photos: AFP   Early Premier League leaders Liverpool and Arsenal face-off, while Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver his first win as Chelsea boss at Norwich on Saturday. One of the only two remaining 100 percent records in the Premier League will go at Anfield where the European champions will hope to continue a fine recent record against the north Londoners. Jurgen Klopp has never lost in seven previous Premier League meetings against Arsenal and his side have beaten the Gunners 4-0 and 5-1 at home in the past two ... more
  • 1 day Harvey Weinstein To Face New Indictment In Court ChannelsTv |World
    US film producer Harvey Weinstein. Yann COATSALIOU / AFP   Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is awaiting trial on two sexual assault charges, will return to court next week to hear a new indictment against him, prosecutors said Thursday. Weinstein, 67, will appear in a New York state court on Monday, said a spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney, declining to comment on the details of the indictment. He added, however, that it did not contain new charges and that the film producer’s trial would start as scheduled on September 9. The indictment is ... more
  • 1 day Five Players To Watch In Serie A ChannelsTv |Sports
    Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his team’s victory at the end of the UEFA Nations League final football match between Portugal and The Netherlands at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on June 9, 2019.PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP   Eight-time holders Juventus begin their title defence and Napoli will be looking for their first Scudetto in 30 years as Serie A returns in Italy this weekend. Juventus, without new coach Maurizio Sarri, travel to Parma on Saturday, boosted by the signings of Matthijs De Ligt, Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot this summer with veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon back ... more
  • 1 day Mobile Cinema Brings Smile On Faces Of Syrian Children ChannelsTv |World
    Children attend a film screening as part of the mobile cinema “Komina Film” initiative organised by Syrian-Kurdish filmmaker Shero Hinde, at a schoolyard in the village of Shaghir Bazar, 55 kilometres southest of Qamishli in the Kurdish-populated areas of northeastern Syria’s Hasakeh province, on July 28, 2019. PHOTO: DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP In a schoolyard of rural northeastern Syria, boys and girls break out into giggles watching Charlie Chaplin’s pranks, a rare treat thanks to a mobile cinema roving through the countryside. In Kurdish-held areas of the northeast, filmmaker Shero Hinde is screening ... more
  • 1 day Florida Executes Killer Who Targeted Gay Men ChannelsTv |World
      A confessed murderer linked to a months-long killing spree in 1994 that targeted older gay men was executed Thursday in the US state of Florida. Gary Ray Bowles, who was 57, was executed by lethal injection at 10:58 pm (0258 GMT). In a final written statement, Bowles apologised for the “pain and suffering” he had caused, stating “I never wanted this to be my life. You don’t wake up one day and decide to become a serial killer.” Bowles was dubbed the “I-95 killer” after being linked to a half-dozen homicides along the interstate highway of that name, ... more
  • 1 day Brazil President Says France’s Macron Has ‘Colonialist Mentality’ Over Amazon Fires ChannelsTv |World
      Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro blasted his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron Thursday as having a “colonialist mentality” for rallying G-7 countries to address wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest. “The French president’s suggestion that Amazon issues be discussed at the G-7 without participation by the countries in the region evokes a colonialist mentality that is out of place in the 21st century,” Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter. Macron is using an issue that is a domestic one for Brazil and other regional countries for personal political gain, Brazil’s leader said, calling Macron’s tone “sensationalist.” READ ALSO: Macron Backs More Brexit ... more
  • 1 day Macron Backs More Brexit Talks But Insists No Concessions ChannelsTv |World
      French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed holding further talks to avoid Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal but rejected major concessions, as he hosted Prime Minister Boris Johnson just over two months ahead of the planned British exit. Echoing comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Macron supported allowing another month to find a solution to the vexed issue of the Irish border which has bedevilled negotiations since 2017. But he also said the so-called Irish backstop that has caused such controversy in London was “indispensable” and said all talks had to be based on ... more
  • 1 day Israel Bombed Iraq Weapons Depot – Report ChannelsTv |World
    Iraqi Flag   Israel has carried out at least one strike against a weapons depot in Iraq, The New York Times reported Thursday. There have been a series of blasts in Iraq over the past month at training camps and arms depots used by the Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary forces, which are mainly composed of pro-Iranian militias. READ ALSO: Iran Showcases Long-Range Missile System Israel has repeatedly bombed Iranian targets in neighboring Syria, but an expansion of the campaign to Iraq — where the Jewish state struck the Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981 — would risk damaging Washington’s relations with ... more
  • 1 day Dasukigate: Oshodin Gets N250m Bail ChannelsTv
      Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 granted bail to Mrs. Isabella Mimie Oshodin who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for alleged money laundering to the tune of N22,964,228,414 (Twenty-two Billion, Nine Hundred and Sixty-four Million, Two Hundred and Twenty-eight Thousand Four Hundred and Fourteen Naira). Oshodin was arraigned alongside her company, Bob Oshodin Organisation Limited on Monday, August 19, 2019 and is facing a 25-count charge to which she pleaded “not guilty”. Her counsel, Osahor Odemodia, had moved an application for bail ... more
  • 1 day Amazon Fires: Our House Is Burning – Macron ChannelsTv |World
      Paris and the United Nations called Thursday for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil’s right-wing president accused his French counterpart of having a “colonialist mentality” over the issue. Official figures show nearly 73,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in the first eight months of the year — the highest number for any year since 2013. Most were in the Amazon. The extent of the area damaged by fires has yet to be determined, but smoke has choked Sao Paulo and several other Brazilian cities in the past week. UN chief Antonio Guterres said he ... more
  • 2 days BREAKING: Putin’s Opponent Navalny Freed After 30 Days In Jail ChannelsTv |World
      Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after serving 30 days in jail for urging protests against the exclusion of opposition candidates from upcoming elections in Moscow, his spokeswoman said. Navalny emerged from prison smiling, according to photographs released on Twitter by the spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh. ... more
  • 2 days China World Cup Boost As Nine Foreigners Switch Nationality ChannelsTv |Sports
      China could soon be able to field a national team made up almost entirely of players born elsewhere after authorities said nine foreign footballers were switching allegiance. On Wednesday Brazil-born striker Elkeson became the first player without Chinese heritage to be named in the national squad, as China attempts to reach the World Cup for a second time. The 30-year-old is poised to make his debut next month in a 2022 World Cup qualifier in the Maldives, where London-born Nico Yennaris — who is half-Chinese — will likely win a third cap. “We want to go to Qatar ... more
  • 2 days NAF Destroys Boko Haram Base In Sambisa Forest ChannelsTv
    File Photo of NAF Helicopter   The Nigerian Air Force has destroyed Boko Haram base in Sambisa Forest, Borno State, following the air strikes being conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE under Operation GREEN SWEEP 3. In a press release and Ariel videos made available by the Director Airforce I Formation and Public Relations Air Commodore Ibukunle Daramola, says that the destruction of a Boko Haram Terrorists Logistics Base/Assembly Area occurred at Bula Bello on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest. The operation according to him was executed on the 22 August 2019, after Intelligence ... more
  • 2 days Tunde Adeniran Replaces Falae As SDP National Chairman ChannelsTv |Politics
    Prof. Tunde Adeniran   A former Minister of Education, Professor Tunde Adeniran, has replaced Olu Falae, as the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The appointment of Professor Tunde Adeniran who is also a former Nigerian Ambassador to Germany was confirmed by the National Executive Committee of the party. Prof. Adeniran was in acting capacity after the former party leader, Olu Falae stepped down. Although he was earlier suspended for misconduct and anti-party activities, prof. Adeniran assured delegates and national officers of his commitment to actualize the political aspirations of patriotic Nigerians dedicated to national service. “I assure ... more
  • 2 days Enugu Govt Partners Security Agencies To Arrest Killers Of Widow ChannelsTv
       The Enugu State Government and security agencies have assured residents of Nchatancha Mbulujodo in Emene, Enugu East Local Government Area that they will fish out those responsible for the death of Mrs Regina Mbah. The widow and mother of seven was said to have been stabbed to death on Wednesday when she went to her farm in the same community. Members of her community alerted the police after awaiting her return from the farm. Following a search operation, the police however, found her body and has deposited it at a nearby mortuary. READ ALSO: $9bn UK Penalty: ... more
  • 2 days UN Chief Guterres ‘Deeply Concerned’ By Amazon Fires ChannelsTv |World
    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks in Washington, DC on November 13, 2018. MANDEL NGAN / AFP   UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he was “deeply concerned” by wildfires that have devoured large sections of the Amazon rainforest, blanketing several Brazilian cities in thick smoke. “I’m deeply concerned by the fires in the Amazon rainforest. In the midst of the global climate crisis, we cannot afford more damage to a major source of oxygen and biodiversity,” he said on Twitter. “The Amazon must be protected.” The extent of the area damaged by fires has yet to be determined ... more
  • 2 days Ghana Ex-Striker Agogo Dies At 40 ChannelsTv |Sports
    Ghana’s Junior Agogo celebrate his team’s victory against Namibia 24 January 2008 in Accra after their 2008 African Cup of Nations match. Ghana won 1-0. AFP PHOTO / ABDELHAK SENNAABDELHAK SENNA / AFP   Former Ghana international striker Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40, four years after suffering a stroke, the country’s football association said Thursday. “The Ghana Football Association is saddened by news of the sudden demise of ex-Ghana star Junior Agogo,” tweeted the African country’s federation. “On behalf of the Ghanaian football fraternity, we extend our sincere condolences to the family of our Black ... more
  • 2 days 80 Charged With Internet Fraud, Money Laundering In US ChannelsTv |World
      US authorities on Thursday announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and money laundering operation that netted millions of dollars from victims of internet con jobs. Federal prosecutors unsealed the dozens of indictments after 17 people were arrested and taken into custody in Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States. Most of the remainder of those indicted were believed to be in Nigeria, the US Justice Department said. The suspects allegedly targeted the lovelorn, the elderly, and small and large businesses, using a variety of scams to persuade their victims to ... more
  • 2 days Brazil Blames Amazon Fires On NGOs ChannelsTv |World
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the International Youth Day celebration at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on August 16, 2019.  EVARISTO SA / AFP   The head of INPE, the agency tasked with monitoring forest clearing, was sacked over the figures. While it was not possible Wednesday to measure the size of the area affected by fires, thick smoke in recent days has blanketed several cities, including Sao Paulo, and caused a commercial flight to be diverted. Forest fires tend to intensify during the dry season, which usually ends in late October or early November, as land is cleared ... more
  • 2 days Lagos Govt Holds Retreat For Cabinet Members ChannelsTv
      A day after Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu constituted the State Executive Council, members of the cabinet alongside Permanent Secretaries are being hosted to a capacity building retreat to prepare them for the tasks ahead. The four-day retreat holding in Lagos was organised for Commissioners, Special Advisers and Permanent Secretaries to enable them key into the policy thrust of building a greater Lagos in line with the six Pillars of Development (T.H.E.M.E.S) of the Sanwo-Olu administration. One of the major reasons for organizing the 4-day Capacity Building programme amongst others, is to foster and build team work and ... more
  • 2 days Tribunal Dismisses HDP’s Petition Challenging Buhari’s Victory ChannelsTv |Politics
      The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has dismissed the petition of the Hope Democratic Party’s challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 Presidential Election. The presidential candidate of the HDP, Ambrose Owuru, and his party had on March 7 filed their petition seeking the nullification of President Buhari’s election on grounds that the election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was illegal, null and void on account of its postponement from February 16 to 23. They also asked the five-man panel to declare them the winner of the election having been elected president ... more
  • 2 days Osama Bin Laden’s Designated Heir Confirmed Dead ChannelsTv |World
    FILES) An undated file video grab released by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on November 1, 2017, and taken by researchers from the Federation for Defense of Democracies’ Long War Journal, shows an image of Hamza Bin Laden.  AFP   US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has confirmed the death of Hamza Bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden. “That’s my understanding,” Esper said in an interview late Wednesday with Fox News when asked if Hamza bin Laden was dead. “I don’t have the details on that. And if I did I’m not sure ... more
  • 2 days There Are Models For Tackling Nigeria’s Security Challenges – Ijide ChannelsTv |Politics
      Mr Wilson Ijide PhD, a retired Colonel with the Nigerian Army, has said that winning the security war in Nigeria is not impossible. Colonel Ijide who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, said he believes that the challenge of security does not require any rocket science, adding that “there are models in place” which those in charge of the security architecture can activate and actualise to ensure formidable security for the Nigerian State. Mr Ijide argues that the primary purpose of governance is devoted to the security of citizens therefore, “government must first of all fight ... more
  • 2 days Murray Pursues Singles Comeback At Challenger Tour ChannelsTv |Sports
    Andy Murray of Great Britain returns a shot to Richard Gasquet of France during Day 3 of the Western and Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 12, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP   Former number one Andy Murray is set to compete in his first Challenger Tour in 14 years at Rafael Nadal’s ATP Open in Manacor, Spain.  The tournament will be held at the Rafael Nadal tennis academy on the island of Mallorca starting Monday. The Scotsman has confirmed he will skip playing doubles at the US Open to focus on his singles game in ... more
  • 2 days Education, The Way To Overcome Poverty – Buhari ChannelsTv
    A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari.     The President believes quality education is very important to the development of every nation, as it is the way people can be lifted out of poverty. President Muhammadu Buhari stated this on Thursday while commissioning the Post Graduate Centre of Excellence built by the Central Bank of Nigeria at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in Kaduna State. “Let me reiterate here that this administration places much premium on education at all levels, as it is the bedrock of society’s progress, and the way to overcome poverty,” he was quoted as ... more
  • 2 days Lightning Storm Kills Several, Injures 12 In Poland ChannelsTv |World
      “A few” people died and 12 were injured Thursday during a sudden thunderstorm that saw lightning strike a metal cross in the Tatra mountains in southern Poland, rescuers said.  “A dozen people were struck by lightning around Mount Giewont,” mountain rescue service chief Jan Krzysztof told reporters. “There were a few deaths in different parts of the Tatra mountains,” he said, without giving an exact toll. READ ALSO: Firefighters Stabilise Canary Islands Fire As Residents Return Home Poland’s TVN24 commercial news channel reported that lightning struck the large cross on the Giewont summit near the mountain resort town ... more
  • 2 days CCTV, Report Will Reveal How Nigerian Pastor Was Killed In China – Chinese Ambassador ChannelsTv
      The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Zhou Pingjian has promised that CCTV footage and police report with full autopsy will reveal what really led to the death of the Nigerian pastor in China.  This was disclosed o Tuesday when Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa visited the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria over the Pastor’s death. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa asked the authority to carry out a thorough investigation into the death the Nigerian, Joseph Nwajueze. READ ALSO: FG Condemns Killing Of Nigerian Pastor In China, Demands Investigation Pastor Nwajueze died ... more
  • 2 days Firefighters Stabilise Canary Islands Fire As Residents Return Home ChannelsTv |World
    A helicopter drops water over a fire at the Tamadana Natural Park in Agaete on the island of Gran Canaria on August 22, 2019.  DESIREE MARTIN / AFP   Most residents in the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria who were evacuated over a raging wildfire were able to return home Wednesday after firefighters aided by cooler temperatures and calmer winds managed to stabilise the blaze, local officials said. Flames as high as 50 meters (160 feet) had complicated the battle against the blaze burning since Saturday on the western slopes of the volcanic island located off northwest Africa, ... more
  • 2 days ‘I Can Be A Successful Coach’, Thierry Henry Reveals Five Offers ChannelsTv |Sports
    Belgium’s assistant coach Thierry Henry plays with the ball during a training session of Belgium’s national football team at the Guchkovo Stadium in Dedovsk, outside Moscow. FRANCK FIFE / AFP   France football legend Thierry Henry is keen for another chance to prove he can be a successful manager despite his unhappy brief tenure at Ligue 1 side Monaco. The 42-year-old — Arsenal’s record goalscorer — told the Daily Telegraph that although his phone did not ring for four months following his sacking, things have picked up since then and he has received five offers. Henry’s dream return last October to ... more
  • 2 days Hong Kong: UK To Contact Consulate Staff Arrested In China ChannelsTv |World
    Activists gather outside the British Consulate-General building in Hong Kong on August 21, 2019, following reports that Simon Cheng, a Hong Kong consulate employee had been detained by mainland Chinese authorities on his way back to the city. Anthony WALLACE / AFP   Britain on Thursday said it was trying to contact an employee of its Hong Kong consulate being held in China while “urgently” seeking further information from Beijing and local authorities. The Foreign Office in London said both British officials and relatives had been unable to speak to the missing staffer, Simon Cheng, who disappeared after visiting ... more
  • 2 days Coutinho Will Not Start For Bayern On Saturday – Kovac ChannelsTv |Sports
    Bayern Munich’s new Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho poses for pictures with fans after a training session at the team’s training ground in Munich, southern Germany on August 20, 2019.Christof STACHE / AFP   Brazilian star midfielder Philippe Coutinho will not make his first Bundesliga start when Bayern Munich travel to Schalke on Saturday, said coach Niko Kovac Thursday.  Coutinho, 27, has been the talk of Germany since joining Bayern on a one-year loan deal from Barcelona earlier this week. Yet at a press conference on Thursday, Kovac confirmed the Brazilian would begin his first game as a Bayern player on the ... more
  • 2 days ‘Screening People On The Floors Of The Hallowed Chamber Is Wrong’ – Ugokwe ChannelsTv |Politics
      Former Nigeria Ambassador to Austria Jerry Ugokwe has said that the idea of screening people on the floors of the Hallowed Chambers is wrong. Amb Ugokwe who appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily stressed that people should be screened in committees. “What should happen is that these people should go to a committee room and take enough time; and if you have those portfolios attached to them and if they are in a committee room and if they are asked proper questions, grilled properly, so you can be sure who would be where,”Ugokwe ... more
  • 2 days Syria Crisis: Russia, Iran To Hold Summit In Turkey ChannelsTv |World
    File photo   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host his Russian and Iranian counterparts for a summit on Syria in Ankara on September 16, the presidential spokesman said. Despite being on opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, Syria regime backers Iran and Russia have worked closely with rebel supporter Turkey to find a political solution. “The president will host a three-way summit with the participation of Russia and Iran in Ankara,” spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said late Wednesday. READ ALSO: Iran Showcases Long-Range Missile System The announcement of the meeting between President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Erdogan comes at a ... more
  • 2 days Iran Showcases Long-Range Missile System ChannelsTv |World
    A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidential office shows Iranian-made air defence missile system Bavar 373 (believe in farsi) during a ceremony in Tehran on August 22, 2019.HO / Iranian Presidency / AFP   Iran unveiled its new home-grown air defence system on Thursday at a time of increased tensions with the United States. Iranian officials have previously called Bavar-373 the Islamic republic’s first domestically produced long-range missile defence system. READ ALSO: Macron, Johnson Meet In France Over Brexit Tehran began making Bavar — which means “believe” — after the purchase of Russia’s S-300 system was suspended in 2010 due ... more
  • 2 days SAPZs Can Attract About $4bn Investment Into Nigeria – NGF ChannelsTv
      The establishment of the Special Agro-Processing Zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria has the potential of attracting about four billion dollars investments into the country, this is according to the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF). Governor Kayode Fayemi, the chairman of the forum said this in a conversation with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. The Ekiti State Governor explained that the initiative will be of great benefit to all Nigerians. READ ALSO: Buhari’s Cabinet Is ‘Heavily Political,’ Says Adebajo He said, “SAPZs which will bring together the farming and the processing community and the potential of attracting about one billion dollars ... more
  • 2 days Macron, Johnson Meet In France Over Brexit ChannelsTv |World
    Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he delivers a speech to the press next to French President Emmanuel Macron (R) reacting prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on August 22, 2019.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP   French leader Emmanuel Macron backed the idea of a month of further talks to find a solution to Brexit while ruling out major compromises as he met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for talks on Thursday. Like German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, Macron supported allowing another 30 days to find a solution to the vexed issue of the Irish ... more
  • 2 days Archbishop Stands By Disgraced Pell After Losing Sex-Case Appeal ChannelsTv |World
    Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell leaves after making an appearance in court in Melbourne on May 1, 2018. Pell pleaded not guilty on May 1 after being ordered to stand trial on multiple historical sexual offence charges in Australia. WILLIAM WEST / AFP   A senior Australian Archbishop said Thursday he still believed disgraced Cardinal George Pell was innocent despite a court rejecting his appeal against child sex abuse convictions. Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli said while he accepted the testimony of the victim that convicted Pell, he believed his colleague was the victim of mistaken identity. “I believe ... more
  • 2 days Neymar’s Future Remains Up In Air As PSG Reject Madrid Offer – Reports ChannelsTv |Sports
    Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French Cup round of 32 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Strasbourg (RCS) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris / AFP   Neymar remains no closer to getting his desired move away from Paris Saint-Germain amid reports Thursday the French club have rejected an offer from Real Madrid of 100 million euros ($111 million) plus players. French sports daily L’Equipe said Real had offered cash plus Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and goalkeeper Keylor Navas, but PSG turned it down because “the overall value of the offer did ... more
  • 2 days One Dead, Several Injured In Paris Hospital Fire ChannelsTv |World
    This handout picture released by the Paris Fire Brigade (BSPP) shows firefighters intervening to extinguish a fire at Henri-Mondor Hospital in Creteil, the suburbs of Paris, early on August 22, 2019, after a fire broke out in the nursing students’ residence leaving one dead and multiple wounded.Sylvia BOREL / BSPP – Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris / AFP   A woman died and several people were injured after a huge fire broke out inside a renowned hospital complex on the outskirts of Paris, French officials said Thursday. The blaze erupted late Wednesday inside a flat of a residential block ... more
  • 2 days Buhari’s Cabinet Is ‘Heavily Political,’ Says Adebajo ChannelsTv |Politics
     President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in 43 ministers into his cabinet and assigned their respective portfolios. Popular economist, Tilewa Adebajo in reaction says the cabinet is ‘heavily political.’ In an interview on Channels Television, Adebajo, who is also the CEO of CFG Advisory said the government needs to run with a clearly defined economic goal to revive the nation’s economy. READ ALSO: I Do Not Feel Impact Of Returning Ministers, Says Bode George “This is a heavily political cabinet with ex-governors and ex-senators dominating. What is more important now is for the government to put together a ... more
  • 2 days Buhari Arrives In Kaduna For Commissioning Of Projects ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Kaduna State for the Commissioning of some projects. He was received by Governor Nasir El Rufai and other top Government Officials at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria. During the visit, the president will commission the Phase II of the Zaria Regional Water Supply Project Completed the the Elrufai administration. READ ALSO: Kaduna Emergency Agency Warns Residents To Quit Flood-Prone Areas The first phase of the project was commissioned on May 27, 2017, by the former national Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. The 150 million litres per day ... more
  • 3 days Kaduna Central: Election Tribunal Dismisses Senator Shehu Sani’s Petition ChannelsTv |Politics
      The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in the Kaduna State capital has dismissed the petition brought before it by the Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Senator Shehu Sani. Senator Shehu Sani is challenging the election victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Uba Sani at the February 23 polls. READ ALSO: I Do Not Feel Impact Of Returning Ministers, Says Bode George Delivering judgment on the petition brought before it on Wednesday, by the former lawmaker who represented Kaduna central in the eighth National Assembly, the Chairman of ... more
  • 3 days Impartial Judiciary, Key To Achieving Greater Lagos, Says Sanwo-Olu ChannelsTv
      The Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has described impartial judiciary as key to achieving his administration’s vision of greater Lagos. Sanwo-Olu stated this on Wednesday during the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Judge of Lagos, which held at the State House in Alausa. Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba took the oath on Wednesday as the 17th Chief Judge of Lagos State, with a pledge to sustain the independence of the judiciary and also to embark on reform of the administration of justice system in the state. Alogba, who had been presiding over the affairs of the state judiciary ... more
  • 3 days I Do Not Feel Impact Of Returning Ministers, Says Bode George ChannelsTv |Politics
    The former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George   The former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, says he didn’t feel the impact of the returning ministers. George, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, asked the newly sworn-in members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet to discharge their duties in the overall interest of Nigerians. “Let me talk as a Nigerian. Those who were there before, to me personally, I didn’t see any impact in their performance. “I am hoping that having been given a second chance, ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Re-Appoints Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu As Media Aides ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Mr. Femi Adesina as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity and Garba Shehu as Senior Special Assistant, Media, and Publicity. The President also re-appointed Mr Laolu Akande as Senior Special Assistant, Media, and Publicity, Office of the Vice President. In a statement by the Deputy Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye, President Buhari as well retained Tolu Ogunlesi, Bashir Ahmad, Lauretta Onochie and Nazir Bashiru as Special Assistant, Digital/New Media, Personal Assistant, New Media, Personal Assistant, Social Media and Personal Assistant, Visual Documentation, respectively. Following the election of Hon. Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada, ... more
  • 3 days Governors Meet In Abuja, Discuss Agro-Processing Zones, Others ChannelsTv |Politics
       Nigerian governors met in the nation’s capital Abuja on Wednesday under the aegis of the Governors Forum (NGF). During the meeting, at the NGF Secretariat, the governors discussed plans to set up Agro-processing zones across the country, among other things. They also agreed to do everything to ensure effective polio immunisation in their states to prevent a reemergence of the disease in the country to ensure that Nigeria is certified polio-free by the World Health Organisation. The meeting comes hours after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated his cabinet and assigned portfolio to ministers at a ceremony, which was ... more
  • 3 days Governors Meet In Abuja, Discuss Agro-Processing Zones, Others ChannelsTv
       Nigerian governors met in the nation’s capital Abuja on Wednesday under the aegis of the Governors Forum (NGF). During the meeting, at the NGF Secretariat, the governors discussed plans to set up Agro-processing zones across the country, among other things. They also agreed to do everything to ensure effective polio immunisation in their states to prevent a reemergence of the disease in the country to ensure that Nigeria is certified polio-free by the World Health Organisation. The meeting comes hours after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated his cabinet and assigned portfolio to ministers at a ceremony, which was ... more
  • 3 days Portfolios Of Women Who Made It To Buhari’s Cabinet ChannelsTv
    Top row (L-R): President Muhammadu Buhari, Maryam Katagum, Pauline Tallen, Sharon Ikeazu Bottom row (L-R): Gbemisola Saraki, Sadiya Umar Faruk, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Ramatu Tijani Aliyu,   President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated his long-awaited cabinet in Abuja. The inauguration took place in Abuja on Wednesday. Right after the ministers were sworn in, the President assigned portfolios to all 43. Read Also: Buhari Assigns Portfolios To Ministers (FULL LIST) Here are the seven women who made it to the cabinet and their portfolios: 1. Sharon Ikeazu (Anambra) – Minister of State Environment.
    Ikeazu 2. Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara) – Minister ... more
  • 3 days Edo Govt Partners ICPC To Fight Corruption In Civil Service ChannelsTv
    Governor Godwin Obaseki addressing a gathering in Abuja on July 19, 2019.   The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has warned that public and civil servants involved in corrupt practices will be made to face the wrath of the law. Obaseki who gave the warning on Wednesday while presiding over the weekly state Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Benin City, the Edo state capital, maintained that government appointment is a call to service rather than an opportunity to make money. He noted that his administration will partner with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences ... more
  • 3 days EU, Britain Clash Over Johnson’s Brexit Backstop Demand ChannelsTv |World
      Britain and the EU clashed Tuesday over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demand to scrap the Irish border backstop plan, as fears mount of a chaotic “no-deal” Brexit. London insisted there was “no prospect” of a Brexit deal unless the backstop was abandoned after Brussels said Britain had still not come up with a workable alternative. Johnson wrote to EU Council President Donald Tusk on Monday to insist that Britain could not accept what he called the “anti-democratic” backstop, a mechanism to avoid border checks between EU-member Ireland and Northern Ireland, part of the UK. Since taking office last ... more
  • 3 days US Military Probes Reported Downing Of Drone In Yemen ChannelsTv |World
      The US military said Wednesday it is investigating reports that one of its drones was destroyed by Iranian-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen, amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. The US Central Command said in a statement the drone was operating “in authorized airspace over Yemen,” but did not confirm that it had been shot down. “We have been clear that Iran’s provocative actions and support to militants and proxies, like the Iranian-backed Huthis, pose a serious threat to stability in the region and our partners,” it said. The Huthis on Tuesday circulated images on Twitter showing a ... more
  • 3 days Meet Buhari’s Minister ‘Who Rose From Errand Boy To CEO In 16years’ ChannelsTv
       President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated his cabinet, swearing-in forty-three (43) ministers.  During the ceremony, citations of the ministers were read and one stood out of the lot because of the message inherent in the story. It is the story of Senator Omotayo Alaso-Adura from Ondo State. According to the citation as read by President Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesin, Senator Alaso-Adura was born on August 12, 1949. READ ALSO: Buhari Assigns Portfolios To Ministers (FULL LIST) A chartered accountant, Alaso-Adura started work in 1974 as a messenger at Balogun Ayinfalu Badejo & Co Chartered Accountants and ... more
  • 3 days Trump Slams Danish PM’s ‘Nasty’ Rejection Of Greenland Deal ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House in Washington, DC on June 26, 2019. Trump is traveling to Osaka, Japan, for the G20 Summit.Anna-Rose GASSOT / AFP   US President Donald Trump snapped back Wednesday at Denmark’s premier in a row over his desire to buy Greenland, saying her blunt refusal to consider any negotiation was “nasty.” Speaking after he scrapped plans to visit Copenhagen next month, Trump told reporters he had taken offence at Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s description of any such deal as “absurd.” “It was not a nice ... more
  • 3 days Ex-Liverpool Striker Sturridge Signs For Trabzonspor ChannelsTv |Sports
    Liverpool’s English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Huddersfield Town at Anfield.Paul ELLIS / AFP   Former Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge has joined Trabzonspor on a three-year contract, the Turkish club announced on Wednesday. “We have agreed to a three-year deal with a one-year option for the professional footballer Daniel Sturridge,” Trabzonspor said in a statement. The outfit based in the northern Turkish city of Trabzon did not give further details of the transfer. Sturridge, a 26-time England international left European champions Liverpool when his contract ... more
  • 3 days Eight Quick Facts About New Minister Of Youth And Sports ChannelsTv
    Sunday Dare is the newly appointed Minister for Youths and Sports. He has a rich portfolio worth sharing. Here are eight quick facts about him: Before his current appointment as the Minister of Youth and Sports, he was the Executive Commissioner, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). He is a veteran journalist with over two decades of journalism experience spanning over 25 years. Multi-media and Communications expert: He was the brain behind the birth of Social Media Clinic (SMC), a Media/Information Technology (New Media) program aimed at providing information as well as educating private citizens on IT development and ... more
  • 3 days Inauguration: APC Congratulates President, New Ministers ChannelsTv |Politics
    APC spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu.   The All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the newly-inaugurated ministers. The Party noted with utmost satisfaction the painstaking efforts the President made in picking the new ministers, their speedy screening and confirmation by the Senate, in addition to the rigorous induction of the new appointees towards acquainting them to the onerous task of assisting the President fulfill his promises of re-positioning the economy, ensuring security of lives and property and fighting corruption. According to the leading party, the APC-led administration has recorded remarkable milestones in three areas, adding that the ... more
  • 3 days IMF Warns Trump Against US Tariffs On China ChannelsTv |World
      US tariffs on China won’t fix the trade deficit, and neither will weakening the US dollar through interest rate cuts, International Monetary Fund economists said Wednesday. In unusually blunt language, the blog post seemed targeted straight at President Donald Trump who has persistently demanded that the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to weaken the US dollar and juice the economy while imposing round after round of tariffs on China to reduce deficit he describes as theft. But the US policy moves are counterproductive, won’t achieve the desired results, and will slow the global economy, IMF chief economist Gita ... more
  • 3 days ‘No Deal’ Brexit Becoming ‘Most Likely’, Says France ChannelsTv |World
      A no-deal Brexit is becoming the most likely scenario for Britain’s departure from the European Union, a French presidential aide said Wednesday, a day before Boris Johnson visits Paris for talks with President Emmanuel Macron. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, rejected Johnson’s demand that the so-called “backstop” mechanism to avoid border checks between Ireland and Northern Ireland be scrapped. And he also contradicted Johnson’s claim that if Britain leaves the EU without a deal it would not have to pay a £39 billion ($47 billion, 43 billion euro) divorce bill that has already been negotiated. “The ... more
  • 3 days Italy’s President Begins Talks To Solve Political Crisis ChannelsTv |World
    Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella addresses journalists after a meeting with Italy’s prime ministerial candidate Giuseppe Conte on May 27, 2018 at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome.  Vincenzo PINTO / AFP   Italy’s president began talks with political leaders on Wednesday in a bid to form a new coalition, as a proposed alliance between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and opposition centre-left Democratic Party appeared to gain traction. President Sergio Mattarella met with Senate speaker Elisabetta Casellati as two days of talks kicked off following the resignation of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and the disintegration of Italy’s anti-immigrant government. ... more
  • 3 days Merkel Warns UK Of No Brexit Deal ChannelsTv |World
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel/ AFP   German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first foreign visit. “The economic sky is not cloudless”, and global tensions and Britain’s impending departure from the European Union “are already causing us headaches”, Merkel told an aviation industry conference. “That’s why I will talk with the British prime minister, who is visiting me today, about how we can avoid friction as much as possible as Britain exits the EU because we have to ... more
  • 3 days Deadliest Attacks On Kabul ChannelsTv |World
    Bomb Blast In Kabul   Saturday’s suicide attack targeting wedding celebrations in Kabul is one of the deadliest in Afghanistan’s nearly 18-year-old war against the Taliban. Here is a look at some of the worst incidents in the capital since 2008: – 2019 – – August 17: An Islamic State suicide bombing at a packed wedding hall kills at least 80 and wounds more than 100. – 2018 – – December 24: An hours-long bomb and gun attack on a Kabul government compound kills at least 43 people. The Taliban denies responsibility. – November 20: A suicide bomber blows ... more
  • 3 days Buhari, Amaechi And The Ministers Who Retained Their Portfolios ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari, and a couple others on Wednesday retained their portfolios as ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  The President retained his position as minister for petroleum, while Alhaji Lai Mohammed retained his portfolio minister of information and culture. Others who retained their position in President Buhari’s cabinet include: READ ALSO: Buhari Assigns Portfolios To Ministers (FULL LIST) Adamu Adamu (Education) Geoffrey Onyeama (Foreign Affairs) Hadi Sirika (Aviation) Abubakar Malami (Justice) Lai Mohammed (Information) Rotimi Amaechi (Transport) Ogbonnaya Onu (Science and Technology). *Mr Babatunde Fashola can however be said to have partially retained his ministry, as ... more
  • 3 days Israel, South Korea Announce Free-Trade Deal ChannelsTv |World
    South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (L) and Israeli Economy and Industry Minister Eli Cohen stand after signing a free trade agreement between Israel and the Republic of Korea in Jerusalem on August 21, 2019.  Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP   Israel and South Korea announced Wednesday they have concluded a free-trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on goods ranging from cars and medical equipment to lipstick and video games. Israeli Economy Minister Eli Cohen called the deal “historic”, saying it was Israel’s first such agreement with an east Asian nation. It was not clear when the agreement could enter into ... more
  • 3 days Greenland: Danish PM Annoyed As Trump Postpones Visit ChannelsTv |World
    Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen talks to the press after US President cancelled his state visit after her government said its territory Greenland was not for sale on August 21, 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP   Denmark’s prime minister said Wednesday she was “annoyed and surprised” that US President Donald Trump postponed a visit after her government said its territory Greenland was not for sale but insisted their ties remained strong. “I am both annoyed and surprised that the US president has cancelled a state visit,” Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen told reporters. But, ... more
  • 3 days Twitter, United To Meet Over Pogba’s Abuse ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba/ AFP   Twitter have reacted to calls for more to be done in preventing racist abuse of footballers on social media platforms by agreeing to meet with representatives of Manchester United they announced on Wednesday. United executives were keen for a meeting with Twitter after their French World Cup winning midfielder Paul Pogba was the victim of abuse following his penalty miss in Monday’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers. His team-mate Harry Maguire demanded that Twitter and Instagram be more proactive in stopping “pathetic trolls”. England women’s football manager Phil Neville said football ... more
  • 3 days Buhari Retains Ministry Of Petroleum ChannelsTv
    President Muhammadu Buhari; National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, Adams Oshiomhole during after the swearing-in of the Ministers on Wednesday, August 21.   President Muhammadu Buhari has retained his position as the Minister of Petroleum Resources. Buhari made this disclosure while assigning portfolios to the new Ministers after they took the oath of office on Wednesday. READ ALSO: Mamman Becomes Minister Of Power, Fashola To Handle Works And Housing The President announced Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa State) as the Minister of State, Petroleum and noted that “under the President”. Other ministers who retained their portfolio includes: ... more
  • 3 days Ribery Arrives In Tuscany Ahead Of Fiorentina Move ChannelsTv |Sports
      French winger Franck Ribery arrived in Italy on Wednesday to complete a medical ahead of signing a two-year contract with Serie A club Fiorentina. “Welcome legend,” the Tuscany club wrote on Twitter with a photo of the 36-year-old wearing the club’s purple colours and holding a Fiorentina scarf. The former French international has left Bayern Munich as a free agent after 12 seasons with the German giants during which he won 23 trophies. Ribery’s new deal was rubber-stamped late Tuesday and the veteran winger will undergo a medical before his presentation on Thursday. Both Ribery and his wife ... more
  • 3 days Helicopter Drops Guns For Us, Says Arrested ‘Bandit’ ChannelsTv
      Police in Katsina State have arrested a twenty-year-old kidnapper’s errand boy, Aliyu Musa of Chediya village in Kankara LGA. Musa told reporters in local language at the command headquarters in Katsina that he was working with a Fulani bandit since when he was young before being guided on banditry business. He confirmed that he receives directives from his boss whenever an attack is launched to only be packing out cattle, enter shops and pack out all belongings. READ ALSO: 37 FRSC Officials, Five Others Arrested Over Extortion Of Motorists On Highway The young man adds that they were ... more
  • 3 days The Ministers Were Not Asked The Right Questions, Godson Okoye Insists ChannelsTv |Politics
      The National Chairman of the UDP and National Secretary Coalition for New Nigeria, Chief Godson Okoye has said that the ministers designate were not asked the right question during the ministerial screening. Chief Okoye who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, stressed that, “The key question that anybody that should be a Minister of Nigeria should be asked was not asked! And that is, ‘where is your family?’ going by the wordings of the old book, ‘wherever a man’s treasure is, that’s where his heart is’ and of course I should believe every man’s treasure should ... more
  • 3 days Buhari, Osinbajo Arrive For Inauguration Of Ministers ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo have arrived the venue for the swearing-in of ministers-designate.  Also present at the State House Council Chambers where the ceremony is holding in Abuja are, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, Chief Bola Tinubu, and the SGF – Boss Mustapha. READ ALSO: What Nigeria Needs Is Repositioning, Not ‘Unnecessary Criticism’ – Adesina Upon the arrival of the President and his Vice, the national anthem was rendered and the proceedings of the day got underway. The swearing exercise is coming a day after the Presidential Retreat for ... more
  • 3 days What Nigeria Needs Is Repositioning, Not ‘Unnecessary Criticism’ – Adesina ChannelsTv |Politics
    Adesina   The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, says Nigeria needs to be repositioned rather than being unnecessarily criticised. Adesina, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is committed to repositioning the country. “It’s not the time for cynicism in the country. It’s not the time for scepticism. If you want to be cynical or sceptical, you have a right for it but it wouldn’t do you good nor will it do the country well. “Once there are explanations, the best thing is to accept ... more
  • 3 days Brazilian Elkeson To Break Record, Earns China Call-up ChannelsTv |Sports
    Guangzhou Evergrande’s Elkeson (C) watches as Beijing Guoan’s goal keeper Zou Dehai (2nd L, in grey jersey) fails to stop a goal during their Chinese Super League (CSL) football match in Beijing on August 11, 2019.   China named Elkeson in their squad for their opening World Cup qualifier with the Brazilian poised to be the first without Chinese ancestry to play for the country. Coach Marcello Lippi has long complained about a dearth of attacking options and has moved to plug the gap with the 30-year-old, who will use the Chinese name Aikesen. The move to naturalise a ... more
  • 3 days Buhari’s Cabinet To Be Sworn-In Today ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari will today inaugurate the 43 ministers-designate who have been confirmed by the Senate. This was confirmed by the media adviser to the President, Mr Femi Adesina. Mr Adesina in his statement on Tuesday noted that the Presidential Retreat for ministers-designate had ended, hence, the inauguration is to follow. According the President’s spokesman, the retreat ended with a charge from the President to the Ministers-designate to rise to the challenging responsibilities of Ministerial office. READ ALSO: Buhari Directs Ministers To Pass All Meeting Requests Through Abba Kyari The swearing-in ceremony is to take place at the ... more
  • 4 days Bayern Munich Offer Coutinho Fresh Start On Loan ChannelsTv |Sports
    Bayern Munich’s Croatian headcoach Niko Kovac (C) poses with his new recruits Bayern Munich’s French midfielder Mickael Cuisance (L) and Bayern Munich’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho prior to a training session at the team’s training ground in Munich, southern Germany on August 20, 2019. Christof STACHE / AFP   Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho has joined Bayern Munich on a one-year loan worth 8.5 million euros ($9.5 million) with an option to buy, the Spanish club confirmed Monday. “The agreement provides for an option for Bayern to buy at a 120-million-euro fee,” Barcelona said. The 27-year-old Brazilian joined Barcelona from Liverpool ... more
  • 4 days #Revolutionnow Protest: Court Orders FG, DSS To Explain Sowore’s Detention ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Mr Omoyele Sowore.   A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Inspector General of police toexplain why Omoyele Sowore and all other persons arrested and detained in connection with the peaceful protest held on August 5, 2019 should not be unconditionally released. The court also ordered the DSS and the IGP to appear before it on the next adjourned date of September 4, 2019. Justice Nicholas Oweibo made the order while ruling on an exparte application brought by a Lagos lawyer, Olukoya ... more
  • 4 days Saudi Arabia Eases Travel Restrictions On Women ChannelsTv |World
      Saudi Arabia on Tuesday began implementing a landmark reform allowing women over the age of 21 to receive passports and travel abroad without permission from a male “guardian”, authorities said. The reform, announced earlier this month, weakens the restrictive guardianship system that has long been a symbol of repression against women. “The passport department has started receiving applications for women aged 21 and above to issue or renew passports and to travel outside the kingdom without permission,” the department said on Twitter. Women in the kingdom have long required permission from their male “guardians” — husband, father and ... more
  • 4 days EFCC Accuses Ambode’s Supporters Of Injuring Three Officials, Damaging Vehicle ChannelsTv
      The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused supporters of the former governor of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode of injuring three officials of the commission and damaging its official vehicle. The incident occurred on Tuesday when the anti-graft agency raided the home of the former governor. A statement by the spokesman to the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren says, “the attempt by Operatives of EFCC to execute a search warrant on the residences of a former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode was on Tuesday August 20, 2019 resisted by hoodlums loyal to the governor. READ ALSO: EFCC ... more
  • 4 days US Asks UN To Extend Iran Arms Embargo, Travel Ban ChannelsTv |World
    US President Donald Trump                                       President Hassan Rouhani   The US urged the United Nations Tuesday to extend an arms embargo on Tehran that is due to expire next year as part of the embattled Iran nuclear deal. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the UN Security Council that the clock was ticking on a resolution restricting weapons sales to Iran that is due to end in October 2020. Pompeo warned that the expiration of provisions in Security Council Resolution 2231 would also see ... more
  • 4 days FIFA Appoints Emergency Committee To Run Egyptian Football ChannelsTv |Sports
    File   With Egyptian football in the chaos following the sudden departure of the national federation’s leadership, FIFA on Tuesday appointed a temporary committee to take over. Hani Abou Rida, the president of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), resigned last month immediately after the hosts’ shock elimination from the African Cup of Nations taking the rest of the board with him and “sacking” his technical staff. The governing body of world football said it had appointed a “normalisation committee” to “run the daily affairs” of the EFA and “to organise and conduct elections of a new EFA board.” It ... more
  • 4 days Migrants Ordered To Disembark From Charity Ship In Italy ChannelsTv |World
    This grab from a video taken by Local Team shows migrants rescued for days by NGO Proactiva Open Arms charity ship, being rescued by a Spanish patrol boat after throwing themselves in the water to try and swim to the nearby Italian island of Lampedusa in a desperate move after days stuck on board, on August 20, 2019. LOCALTEAM / AFP   An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the more than 80 remaining migrants on the Open Arms charity vessel to disembark in Lampedusa after it was stuck for days off the island. Sicily prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio also ordered ... more
  • 4 days Obasanjo Calls For Development In Education Sector ChannelsTv
      Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has challenged the government at all levels to give maximum attention to education development in the country. According to him, 50% of the jobs currently being done today would be irrelevant in the near future, so long term planning needs to be done in regards to changes in the education sector. He made the call while addressing some youths and students from selected schools in Abeokuta, the state capital during a Youths Governance Dialogue mentorship programme organised by the Youth Development Centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. The former president believes ... more
  • 4 days Buhari Directs Ministers To Pass All Meeting Requests Through Abba Kyari ChannelsTv |Politics
    President Muhammadu Buhari gives the closing speech at the end of the Presidential Retreat for ministers-designate, presidential aides and other top government functionaries at the State House in Abuja on August 20, 2019.     The President has directed the incoming ministers to channel all requests for meetings with him through his Chief of Staff, Mr Abba Kyari. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the directive on Tuesday at the end of the Presidential Retreat for ministers-designate, presidential aides and other top government functionaries at the State House in Abuja. “In terms of coordination, kindly ensure that all submissions for my ... more
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