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  • 4 days Man City To Appeal Two-Season UEFA Ban ChannelsTv |Sports
      Manchester City said they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being hit with a two-season ban from European competition on Friday. UEFA, European football’s governing body, imposed the punishment on the English giants for breaches of their financial fair play rules. City said in a statement they were “disappointed but not surprised” by the outcome of a “prejudicial process” and would now seek an “impartial judgment” by commencing CAS proceedings at “the earliest opportunity”. AFP ... more
  • 4 days WHO Defends China After US Criticism Over Coronavirus Outbreak ChannelsTv |World
    WHO (World Health Organization) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declares that a new coronavirus is Global Health Emergency during a news conference at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Jan. 30, 2020.  AFP   The World Health Organization on Friday defended China following US claims of a lack of transparency in Beijing’s response to the new coronavirus outbreak. Larry Kudlow, head of the US National Economic Council, had said on Thursday: “We’re a little disappointed in the lack of transparency coming from the Chinese”. Kudlow also said that Chinese President Xi Jinping had assured US President Donald Trump that Beijing would accept ... more
  • 4 days PSG Hopeful Of Neymar’s Fitness For Dortmund Clash ChannelsTv |Sports
    Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar reacts during the French L1 football match against Lille at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on November 22, 2019. FRANCK FIFE / AFP   Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel on Friday said he was “sure” that Neymar would recover from his rib injury in time to play some part in the French club’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund next Tuesday. The world’s most expensive player has been out of action with the problem since the win over Montpellier on February 1 and could miss Saturday’s game against Amiens. But ... more
  • 4 days Let’s Eschew Bitterness, Love Ourselves Regardless Of Party – Diri ChannelsTv |Politics
    Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri takes his oath of office in Yenagoa on February 14, 2020.   Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri, has called on people of the state to eschew bitterness and acrimony for the overall interest of all. Diri who spoke during his inauguration on Friday in Yenagoa, the state capital also appealed for love to reign regardless of political affiliation. “Let us eschew bitterness and acrimony and learn to love ourselves whether of the same party or of different parties. Primarily, we are brothers and sisters from Bayelsa State. “Our creed today is to serve you. ... more
  • 4 days NNPC Recruits 1,050 Graduate Trainees ChannelsTv
      The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the employment of 1,050 Graduate trainees for its 2019/2020 recruitment exercise. The NNPC, in a statement on Friday, stated that the successful candidates are being issued provisional offers of employment. READ ALSO: Minister Speaks About Flight Diversions, Cancellations At Lagos Airport It stated that the new recruits are drawn from across the federation as stated statutorily. “We have commenced the issuance of provisional offers of employment to 1,050 Graduate Trainee candidates. “In delivering this important assignment, we have ensured that the outcome reflected National Spread and that all statutory requirements ... more
  • 4 days NNPC Recruits 1,050 Graduate Trainees ChannelsTv |Biz
      The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the employment of 1,050 Graduate trainees for its 2019/2020 recruitment exercise. The NNPC, in a statement on Friday, stated that the successful candidates are being issued provisional offers of employment. READ ALSO: Minister Speaks About Flight Diversions, Cancellations At Lagos Airport It stated that the new recruits are drawn from across the federation as stated statutorily. “We have commenced the issuance of provisional offers of employment to 1,050 Graduate Trainee candidates. “In delivering this important assignment, we have ensured that the outcome reflected National Spread and that all statutory requirements ... more
  • 4 days 15 Children Killed In Haiti Orphanage Fire ChannelsTv |World
      A fire swept through an unlicensed orphanage outside Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, killing 15 children, a local judge told AFP on Friday. The building — which had not been authorized to operate as an orphanage since 2013 — housed about 66 children, said Raymonde Jean Antoine. The fire in Kenscoff — a town of 50,000 south of the capital — began shortly after 9:00 pm Thursday (0200 GMT Friday), she said. Two children died in the blaze and 13 others died at a local hospital as a result of smoke inhalation, the judge added. The cause of the fire ... more
  • 4 days Bayelsa Election: Angry Protesters Attack Dickson’s Private Home ChannelsTv
      The personal home of the immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, was on Friday attacked by unknown protesters. The attack comes just hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued a Certificate of Return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, in the 2019 governorship election, Diri Douye. Some angry protesters suspected to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier in the day attacked the PDP secretariat in Yenagoa, the State capital, destroying properties.  Diri was issued the certificate of return following the Supreme Court ruling which sacked APC candidate, David ... more
  • 4 days Man City Get Two-Year Ban From European Football ChannelsTv |Sports
      Manchester City have been banned from European competitions for the next two seasons for “serious financial fair-play breaches”, UEFA announced on Friday. The English champions, who were also fined 30 million euros ($32.5 million), immediately announced they were appealing the suspension to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) “at the earliest opportunity”. “Manchester City is disappointed but not surprised by today’s announcement by the UEFA Adjudicatory Chamber,” the club said. “The… flawed and consistently leaked UEFA process he (the UEFA chief investigator) oversaw has meant that there was little doubt in the result that he would deliver… ... more
  • 4 days Premier League: Lampard Impressed By January Signing, Ziyech’s Character ChannelsTv |Sports
    Ajax attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech is set to move to Chelsea in the summer after the clubs agreed a deal in principal, a Dutch newspaper reported on February 12, 2020. AFP   Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said on Friday he is impressed by how his first signing for the club Hakim Ziyech has not allowed his tough upbringing to influence his performances on the pitch. The 26-year-old winger will be a  Blues player next season after Dutch side Ajax agreed to an offer of 40 million euros ($43.4 million) from the Premier League side on Thursday. The Moroccan international ... more
  • 4 days PHOTOS: Protesters Destroy Properties At Bayelsa PDP Secretariat ChannelsTv |Politics
      Some angry protesters suspected to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday attacked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, destroying properties. The attack follows the issuance of Certificate of Return to Senator Douye Diri of the PDP by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja, on Friday. Diri was issued the certificate of return following the Supreme Court ruling which sacked APC candidate, David Lyon as Bayelsa State governor-elect. READ ALSO: Bayelsa Poll: Why We Declared Douye Diri As Winner After Supreme Court Ruling – INEC INEC Chairman, Mahmood ... more
  • 4 days Mourinho Defends Alli Over Coronavirus Video ChannelsTv |Sports
    Dele Alli of Tottenham reacts during the Audi cup 2019 final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on July 31, 2019 in Munich, Germany. AFP   Dele Alli is not racist and regrets posting a social media video which appeared to joke about the new coronavirus, said Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho on Friday. Mourinho put the 23-year-old Spurs and England midfielder’s Snapchat video down to “a young generation” error, although the player has been asked by the English Football Association (FA) to explain the post. Alli’s video — which was subsequently deleted after several ... more
  • 4 days US Bans Sri Lanka Army Chief From Visiting Country ChannelsTv |World
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes a statement during a press conference at the US Department of State in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2019. JIM WATSON / AFP   The United States said Friday it would refuse entry to Sri Lanka’s army chief over “credible” evidence of human rights violations in the bloody 2009 finale to the civil war. Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, whose appointment last year drew wide international criticism, will be ineligible to visit the United States, as will his immediate family, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. “The allegations of gross human rights violations ... more
  • 4 days Amnesty Must ‘End Its Reckless Distortion Of Facts’, Military Reacts ChannelsTv
       The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has responded to the allegation that troops deployed in the North East razed some villages in Borno State. The Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, dismissed the claim by Amnesty International in an interview with Channels Television on Friday. Rather, he accused the human rights group of frustrating the effort of the military in restoring peace to the troubled region. READ ALSO: Amnesty Accuses Nigerian Military Of Burning Villages In Borno The DHQ spokesman warned Amnesty International to stop what he described as “its reckless distortion of facts in its desperate ... more
  • 4 days Russian Soldier Rolls Out Tanks In Romantic Proposal To Girlfriend ChannelsTv |World
    PHOTO USED TO DEPICT THE STORY: A florist arranges roses flowers at a shop ahead of Valentine’s Day in Chennai on February 11, 2020. PHOTO: Arun SANKAR / AFP   A Russian soldier has pulled out all the stops to propose to his girlfriend, with his fellow officers manoeuvring 16 tanks to surround the couple in a heart shape. The high-octane romantic stunt was filmed in a video published by the defence ministry on Friday, Valentine’s Day. As snow fell, the T-72B3 tanks rolled into position on the Alabino training ground outside Moscow. Lieutenant Denis Kazantsev ... more
  • 5 days Amnesty Accuses Nigerian Military Of Burning Villages In Borno ChannelsTv
      Human rights group, Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military of burning some villages in Borno, one of the worst-hit states by the insurgency in the North East. In a statement sent to Channels Television on Friday, it also alleged that security forces displaced residents of the affected villages in response to escalation in attacks by Boko Haram insurgents recently. Although military authorities have yet to react to the allegations, the human rights group said its facts were drawn from interviews with affected villagers and satellite data analysis. It noted that the insurgents have heightened their activities in ... more
  • 5 days ‘No Lyon, No Bayelsa,’ APC Members Protest At Government House ChannelsTv
       Some members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital on Friday occupied the streets and the Government House protesting the Supreme Court ruling which sacked the party’s elected candidate. The protesters, mostly women, and youths, also blocked some of the roads and made bonfires. Waving APC flags and bearing placards the protesters chanted songs of solidarity and describe the court ruling as injustice. READ ALSO: INEC Declares PDP’s Douye Diri Winner Of Bayelsa Election The protesting members also called for a review of the Supreme court judgement which sacked David Lyon as Bayelsa ... more
  • 5 days INEC Releases New Bayelsa Governorship Election Result, Excludes APC ChannelsTv |Politics
    INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a press conference in Abuja on February 14, 2020. Photos: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the reviewed result of the Bayelsa State governorship election. This comes about three months after the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, was returned elected as the winner of the November 16, 2019 poll. In the new result released at the INEC headquarters in Abuja on Friday, the electoral umpire, however, excluded the APC from the result sheet. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, told a news ... more
  • 5 days Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 1,400 ChannelsTv |World
    This photo taken on February 6, 2020, shows a laboratory technician working on samples from people to be tested for the new coronavirus at “Fire Eye” laboratory in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province. PHOTO: STR / AFP   The death toll from Coronavirus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday with six medical workers among the victims, underscoring the country’s struggle to contain a deepening health crisis. Nearly 64,000 people are now recorded as having fallen ill from the virus in China, with officials revealing that 1,716 health workers had been infected as of Tuesday. The ... more
  • 5 days Russian Woman Faces Court For Fleeing Coronavirus Quarantine ChannelsTv |World
    Workers manufacture hand sanitizer at a factory in Hanoi on February 14, 2020 amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. PHOTO: Nhac NGUYEN / AFP   A Russian hospital on Friday filed a lawsuit against a woman for escaping her coronavirus quarantine, complaining of being forcibly held and given inedible meals. The head doctor of the Botkin hospital in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg took the highly unusual action against Alla Ilyina to force her to return and undergo medical observation, the city’s court service said in a statement. A hearing has been scheduled ... more
  • 5 days PHOTOS: PDP’s Diri Presented Certificate Of Return As Bayelsa Governor-Elect ChannelsTv |Politics
    Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) receives the Certificate of Return as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State at the INEC headquarters in Abuja on February 14, 2020. Photo: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.     Senator Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received the Certificate of Return as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State. He was presented with the certificate on Friday at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.    This comes a day after the Supreme Court sack Mr David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ... more
  • 5 days INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To PDP’s Douye Diri ChannelsTv |Politics
     The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to Senator Douye Diri. Diri’s deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo was also presented his certificate of return. The electoral commission in a briefing at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election. READ ALSO: INEC Declares PDP’s Douye Diri Winner Of Bayelsa Election INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu told journalists that Diri was declared the winner after top officials met on Friday morning to review the results of the election, without the votes of the APC which ... more
  • 5 days Bill Seeking Extension Of IGP’s Tenure Scales Second Reading In Senate ChannelsTv
    Lawmakers during plenary at the Senate chamber in Abuja February 12, 2020. Photo: Twitter-@NGRSenate.     A bill to amend the Police Act 2004 which prescribes a five-year tenure for the Inspector General of Police has passed through the second reading in the Senate. The bill, sponsored by Senator Halliru Jika, enjoyed the support of some senators when it was presented during Thursday’s plenary. According to Senator Jika, the amendment is to allow more time for the police boss to effect meaningful changes in the police and improve efficiency in the force. The bill which repeals the Police Act ... more
  • 5 days Indian Students Protest Against Forceful Strip For Menstruation Checks ChannelsTv |World
        Scores of women students staged a protest outside an Indian college saying they were forced to strip to check if they were menstruating. The students were told to undress after a used sanitary napkin was found in a garden outside Sahjanand Girls Institute, where they are banned from the hostel when they are having their periods. “There are no words to describe the humiliation that we faced,” said one of the students protesting outside the college in Bhuj, in the western state of Gujarat. Deep-rooted social taboos remain in India around menstruating women. In some rural areas, ... more
  • 5 days Coronavirus Fears: Cruise Passengers Disembark After Two Weeks At Sea ChannelsTv |World
    The Diamond Princess cruise ship, with around 3,600 people quarantined onboard due to fears of the deadly COVID-19 coronavius, is seen anchored at the Daikaku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama on February 12, 2020. A further 39 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the Japan coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said on February 12, as thousands more steel themselves for a second week in quarantine.Behrouz MEHRI / AFP   Passengers on a cruise ship that was turned away from ports around Asia over fears they could be carrying the new coronavirus finally ... more
  • 5 days Police Arraign Five Suspects Arrested Over Abuja Failed Bank Robbery ChannelsTv
    A file photo of four of the suspects paraded at the FCT Police Command in Abuja on December 31, 2019. PHOTOS: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.     The police have arraigned five suspects arrested in connection with the failed robbery attack on a commercial bank in Abuja. The suspects were arraigned on Friday at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, seven weeks after they were said to have committed the crime. They were charged with five counts bordering on conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery and illicit possession of firearms. When the charges were read to them, all ... more
  • 5 days Taribo West, Babayaro Join Fight Against Corruption ChannelsTv |Sports
    Pastor Taribo West, Former Nigerian Footballer and the General Overseer of Taribo West Ministries, preaches in his church in Lagos, on January 12, 2020.  PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP   In his playing heydey, Taribo West was a tough-tackling defender taking on the best strikers in Italy’s Serie A with his trademark shock of brightly-coloured braids. Now the former Inter Milan and AC Milan player is one of several ex-Nigeria national team stars and officials on a crusade to stamp out the corruption eating away at the game in his West African homeland. “Nigerian football is sinking, it’s almost ... more
  • 5 days FG, Google Partner To Educate 56 Million Out-Of-School Children ChannelsTv
      The Federal Government has expressed readiness to partner with Google global services to reach out to and educate 56 million out-of-school children in Nigeria. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this on Thursday when he received on a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa, a delegation from Google Global Services in the United States. According to him, building a partnership with Google will help use technology to make it easier for girls, in particular, to go to school; adding that the mandate of the Buhari-led government on education remains crucial. “So, the question really is how we can use ... more
  • 5 days Minister Speaks About Flight Diversions, Cancellations At Lagos Airport ChannelsTv
    A file photo of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.     The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has reacted to the diversion and outright cancellation of flights at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. A statement by the Director of Public Affairs, James Odaudu, on Thursday said the minister noted with great concern the experiences of air travellers to and from the airport Lagos, as a result of highly inclement weather conditions. Sirika, however, gave the assurance that authorities at the airport were in the process of replacing the old Category 2 Instrument Landing Systems with the ... more
  • 5 days Minister Speaks About Flight Diversions, Cancellations At Lagos Airport ChannelsTv |Biz
    A file photo of the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika.     The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has reacted to the diversion and outright cancellation of flights at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. A statement by the Director of Public Affairs, James Odaudu, on Thursday said the minister noted with great concern the experiences of air travellers to and from the airport Lagos, as a result of highly inclement weather conditions. Sirika, however, gave the assurance that authorities at the airport were in the process of replacing the old Category 2 Instrument Landing Systems with the ... more
  • 5 days Supreme Court Verdict: Wike Slams Oshiomhole, Asks FG To Caution Him ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.     Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the Federal Government to warn the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to stop making inflammatory remarks capable of destabilising the country. In a statement on Thursday by his spokesman, Simeon Nwakaudu, slammed the APC national chairman for saying there would be no swearing-in of any governor in Bayelsa State. Governor Wike, who was reacting to the judgement of the Supreme Court which sacked the APC governorship candidate, David Lyon, as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, ... more
  • 5 days Neymar Facing Fitness Battle In Dortmund Tie, Says Tuchel ChannelsTv |Sports
    FILES) In this file photo taken on May 4, 2019 Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar looks on during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and OGC Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.  AFP   Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar is facing a fitness battle to feature in next week’s Champions league last 16 first leg tie at Borussia Dortmund, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Wednesday. The world’s most expensive player has missed three matches having been sidelined with a rib injury since the victory over Montpellier on February 2. “I can’t say that he will ... more
  • 5 days Amazon Wins Suit Suspending $10bn Microsoft US Military Contract ChannelsTv |World
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces Blue Moon, a lunar landing vehicle for the Moon, during a Blue Origin event in Washington, DC, May 9, 2019. SAUL LOEB / AFP   A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the US military from awarding a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract to Microsoft, after Amazon claimed the process was tainted by politics. A preliminary injunction requested by Amazon was issued by Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith, barring the Department of Defense from starting work on the contract known as JEDI, according to a summary of the ruling available online. Details of the ruling were sealed ... more
  • 5 days City May Sack Me If I Don’t Beat Real, Says Guardiola ChannelsTv |Sports
    Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola reacts during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on December 7, 2019. Lindsey Parnaby / AFP   Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he could be sacked if he fails to beat Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. Guardiola has won five major trophies in three seasons at the Etihad, but a failure to progress beyond the quarter-finals of the Champions League has been the big disappointment of his reign. Guardiola’s side trail Liverpool ... more
  • 5 days Reps To Partner Red Cross On IDPs ChannelsTv
      The House of Representatives will partner the International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) over the state of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila made this known while receiving ICRC delegation led by the organisation’s head in Nigeria, Mr Eloi Fillion, on Thursday in Abuja. Gbajabiamila noted that the collaboration was necessary to ease the sufferings of displaced persons, following the Kampala Convention on IDPs which he believes will go a long way in addressing their plights. “We’re more than happy to collaborate with you. I’m glad you’re working ... more
  • 5 days PHOTOS: David Lyon Was At Inauguration Rehearsal When Supreme Court Removed Him ChannelsTv
    David Lyon was sacked by the Supreme Court on Thursday, February 13, 2020.   David Lyon was set to take over Bayelsa state before the Supreme Court ordered his overthrow on Thursday. A five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued Lyon, the All Progressives Congress’ candidate, after it ruled that the party’s deputy governorship candidate, Degi-Eremienyo, had presented forged certificates. READ ALSO: Supreme Court Sacks Lyon As Bayelsa Governor-Elect, Hours Before Inauguration The court’s decision came as Lyon was attending a dress ... more
  • 5 days US Senate Votes To Restrain Trump From Attacking Iran ChannelsTv |World
    A file photo of US President, Donald Trump. AFP Photo.   The US Senate voted on Thursday to rein in President Donald Trump from attacking Iran, sharply rebuking his foreign policy despite a week earlier acquitting him in his impeachment trial. Eight senators of Trump’s Republican Party, which enjoys a majority, bucked their leadership to join Democrats in a resolution that bars any military action against Iran without an explicit vote from Congress. “The Senate just sent a clear shot across the bow — a bipartisan majority of senators don’t want the president waging war without congressional approval,” Democratic ... more
  • 5 days Rocket Hits Iraq Base Housing US Troops ChannelsTv |World
      A rocket attack on Thursday night slammed into an Iraqi base in the remote province of Kirkuk where American troops are stationed, Iraqi and US security sources told AFP.  There were no immediate reports of casualties. It was the first attack on the K1 base since December 27, when a volley of around 30 rockets killed a US contractor there, which Washington blamed on Kataeb Hezbollah, a hardline Iraqi military faction close to Iran. The US then carried out retaliatory strikes that left 25 Kataeb Hezbollah fighters dead and, days later, killed Iran’s pointman on Iraqi affairs Qasem ... more
  • 5 days British Minister Disagrees With PM Johnson, Resigns ChannelsTv |World
    Britain’s finance minister, Sajid Javid, resigned on February 13, 2020, just weeks after Brexit and a month before he was due to deliver the government’s annual budget. AFP   Sajid Javid quit as Britain’s finance minister on Thursday just weeks before the scheduled annual budget statement, in a shock move provoked by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempts to shake up his cabinet after Brexit. The chancellor of the Exchequer said he had “no option but to resign” after Johnson offered to keep him on but only if he got rid of all his political advisers. “I was unable to accept ... more
  • 5 days Suspected Bandits Kill Seven, Injure 14 In Kaduna Village ChannelsTv
    A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s North-Central region.     Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed at least seven people and injured 14 others during an attack on Maru village of Kaduna State. The incident occurred on Wednesday night in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA), about one year after bandits attacked and killed several people in Ungwar Barde and Iri communities in Kajuru LGA. Ungwar Barde and Iri communities were attacked on February 10 and 11, 2019 respectively. The police authorities have yet to confirm the recent attack on Maru village. But the Chairman of Kajuru ... more
  • 5 days AMCON Debt: Ifeanyi Ubah’s Arraignment Stalled ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Mr Ifeanyi Ubah.     The absence of the Chairman of Capital Oil & Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, has stalled his arraignment before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. Ubah and his company were to be arraigned by the Federal Government for alleged false claims relating to the indebtedness of N135 billion to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). When the case was mentioned in court on Thursday, the prosecutor, Mr Kunle Adegoke, through an ex parte application asked Justice Nicholas Oweibo to grant an order for the service of the charge on ... more
  • 5 days PHOTOS: Petrol Tanker Fire Kills One, Injures Two In Imo ChannelsTv
    A scene of the tanker fire incident in Imo State on February 13, 2020.     A tanker fully loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol has gutted fire in Imo State. The incident occurred on Thursday along Owerri-Aba Expressway, a few kilometres from the Imo Airport. One person was killed and two others critically injured as a result of the inferno. An eyewitness told Channels Television at the scene of the incident that the accident occurred after the petrol tanker rammed into the road demarcation. He said this triggered the fire and, in the process, ... more
  • 5 days ‘Power Belongs To The People,’ Atiku Reacts To Supreme Court Verdict On Bayelsa Poll ChannelsTv |Politics
      The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has described the Supreme Court’s declaration of Douye Diri as the govenor-elect of Bayelsa State as an indication that power belongs to the people. The Supreme Court had on Thursday, sacked David Lyon and Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo as the governor-elect and deputy-governor elect of the oil-rich state respectively. While reacting to the verdict, Atiku in a statement on his Twitter handle, expressed joy at the court’s declaration. READ ALSO: PDP Members Jubilate In Bayelsa After Supreme Court Verdict Atiku stated that the ruling is ... more
  • 5 days Imo Lawmakers Pass Vote Of Confidence on Supreme Court ChannelsTv |Politics
    Lawmakers in the Imo State House of Assembly have passed a vote of confidence on the Supreme Court Of Nigeria for declaring Senator Hope Uzodinma winner of the 2019 Governorship election in the state. This followed a motion moved during a special plenary session at the Assembly by Kennedy Ibe of Obowo constituency. The motion which was adopted also included that a commendation letter be written to the Chief Justice of the Federation, Mohammed Tanko. The motion also called on security operatives in the state to immediately arrest, investigate and prosecute the Returning Officer in the election Professor Francis ... more
  • 5 days PDP Members Jubilate In Bayelsa After Supreme Court Verdict ChannelsTv |Politics
       Members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday burst into wild jubilation at Government House in Yenagoa following the judgement which sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Governor-elect in the state. The jubilant PDP members stormed the government house in excitement and burst into songs of praises. While some were dancing, others removed APC flags at the Government House. READ ALSO: Supreme Court Sacks Lyon, Declares PDP’s Diri Duoye Bayelsa Governor-Elect A five-man panel of the apex court, led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili hd earlier on Thursday ordered the Independent National ... more
  • 5 days Report Says 3,188 Nigerians Were Atrociously Killed In 2019 ChannelsTv
      3,188 Nigerians were reportedly atrociously killed in 2019. This is according to a report by Global Rights, an international non-governmental organisation championing human rights capacity building. The report shows that 3,188 Nigerians, including 2,707 civilians and 481 security operatives were killed. The report, presented to journalists by a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu and a co-convener of the Bring-Back-Our-Girls campaigner, Aisha Yesufu, said this was due to violent incidents in the country. The reports showed Borno State topping the casualty figure list with 728; while Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina and Taraba recorded 450, 280, ... more
  • 6 days Strange Disease: 27 Killed, 197 Others Infected In Benue ChannelsTv
      Twenty-seven persons have died from the outbreak of a yet to be identified epidemic in Oye community of obi local government area of Benue state. Over 197 patients are also said to be suffering from general symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, bloated stomach, as medical doctors race against time to establish the name of the diseases. The Doctor in charge at the Oju general hospital, Mr. Onoja Matthew told Channels Television that, preliminary investigation and samples were taken for laboratory analysis for Lassa fever came back negative, prompting the hospital to refer the patients higher up for testing. READ ... more
  • 6 days Governor Udom Seeks Reversal Of US Visa Policy On Akwa Ibom Indigenes ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Governor Udom Emmanuel.   Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel has appealed to the United States of America to reconsider the recently announced Visa restriction on Nigerians. Recounting various collaborations between the United States and the Akwa Ibom State government, the governor said most people from his state have genuine business transactions in the United States. Governor Emmanuel made the appeal when he played host to the Deputy Chief of Missions of the United States Embassy, Nigeria, Ms.Kathleen FitzGibbon and the Deputy Chief of Missions of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ms. ... more
  • 6 days Nigeria Immigration Tightens Measures To Curb Cross-Border Diseases ChannelsTv
      The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Muhammad Babandede has directed all heads of formations at border points to heighten sensitisation of their operatives. Babandede in his directive urged the border officers to reduce body contacts and wear protective during their operations. According to him, these preventive practices will help in guarding against any infection in their daily duties at the airport, seaport and land borders. READ ALSO: I Wonder How Boko Haram Survived Up Till This Time – Buhari This was revealed in a statement signed on Thursday by Sunday James, the spokesperson, for Comptroller General ... more
  • 6 days I Wonder How Boko Haram Survived Up Till This Time – Buhari ChannelsTv
      President Muhammadu Buhari says he is surprised that Boko Haram has continued to launch attacks on communities despite the huge budgets expended on the counter-insurgency operations in the North-East. The President stated this when he paid a condolence visit to the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar El-Kanemi, in Maiduguri following recent attacks by Boko Haram which claimed many lives at Auno in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. He stated that the fight against insurgency could not be executed without good intelligence and support of the people. According to the President, operations against the insurgents will not ... more
  • 6 days Two Imo AA Rep Members Defect To APC ChannelsTv |Politics
      Two members of the House of Representatives on Thursday defected from the Action Alliance (AA) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila during plenary read the letter from the Imo rep members – Uju Kingsley Chuma and Paschal Chigozie Obi announcing their detection. READ ALSO: Regional Security: Ondo Govt Approves ‘Operation Amotekun’ Bill The defectors were received by Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma who was seated at the chamber to receive them. The Speaker also announced the presence of the APC National Organising Secretary, Barrister Emma Ibediro; Imo state governor Uzodinma and Former Governor of Imo ... more
  • 6 days 44 More COVID-19 Cases On Japan Ship ChannelsTv |World
      Another 44 people onboard a cruise ship moored off Japan’s coast have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the country’s health minister said Thursday. Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said the 44 new cases were from another 221 new tests. They raise the number of infections detected on the Diamond Princess to 218, in addition to a quarantine officer who also tested positive for the virus. Kato said authorities now want to move elderly people off the ship if they test negative for the virus, offering to put them in government-designated lodging. READ ALSO: Virus Death Toll In Hubei ... more
  • 6 days FG Says It Has Paid Sowore N200,000 Fine ChannelsTv
      The prosecution in the trial of Mr Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare reported told a Federal High Court on Thursday that the Federal Government has paid the N200, 000 cost awarded against it the previous day by the court on grounds of delay. At the commencement of proceedings on Thursday, lead prosecution, Aminu Alilu, confirmed that the payment was made to the defendants on Wednesday. Mr Alilu also applied that the amended two counts charge newly filed against the defendants on February 10, 2020, be substituted with the old charges filed on September 20, 2019. READ ... more
  • 6 days VIDEO: Singer Charlie Boy Leads Protest Against Imo Supreme Court Judgement ChannelsTv |Politics
       Singer, Charles Oputa, fondly called Charlie Boy, on Wednesday, led a protest against the Supreme Court Judgement on the Imo State Governorship election. The apex court had in January sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), replacing him with Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 2019 election. Charlie Boy alongside the protesters under the umbrella of the Imo Concerned Citizens gathered at the Ekwema Square in Owerri, the Imo capital, demanding the reversal of the court’s judgement sacking Emeka Ihedioha as the leader of the South-East State. According to ... more
  • 6 days Coronavirus: Spike In Deaths As Counting Methods Change ChannelsTv |World
      China’s official death toll from the new coronavirus spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed their counting methods, fuelling concern the epidemic is far worse than being reported. As the figures soared in China, a troubling new front opened abroad as neighbouring Vietnam placed 10,000 people under quarantine after six COVID-19 cases were discovered in a cluster of villages — the first such lockdown overseas. Under criticism at home over the handling of the crisis, China’s Communist Party sacked two top-ranking officials in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak. The developments came hours after President Xi Jinping ... more
  • 6 days Accidental Discharge: NSCDC Boss Direct Officers To Maintain Distance At Public Functions ChannelsTv
    NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Muhammadu.   The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) Abdullahi Muhammadu on Thursday directed all officers who bare firearms to always maintain distance from the crowd during public functions. He warned that the arm-bearing officers should keep a distance of at least 50 meters from the crowd, especially at public events and functions. “I have called my state commandants all over the country. I have told them that on no occasion whatsoever should armed men go 50 meters close to any crowd,” Muhammadu said. READ ALSO: Okada, Keke Ban Is ... more
  • 6 days The Pandemic Called Coronavirus: Where Is It? ChannelsTv |World
    A staff member checks the temperature of a guest entering the casino of the New Orient Landmark hotel in Macau on January 22, 2020,Anthony WALLACE / AFP   The coronavirus that emerged in central China at the end of last year has now killed more than 1,300 people and spread around the world. Latest figures from China show there are nearly 60,000 people infected in the country. Outside mainland China, there have been at least 565 infections reported in around 30 locations. There have been two deaths, one in the Philippines and the other in Hong Kong. Here are the areas ... more
  • 6 days Virus Death Toll In Hubei Surges By 242 In One Day ChannelsTv |World
      The number of fatalities and new cases from China’s coronavirus outbreak soared on Thursday, with 242 more deaths and nearly 15,000 extra patients in hard-hit Hubei province as authorities changed their threshold for diagnosis. At least 1,355 people have now died nationwide and nearly 60,000 have been infected after Hubei’s health commission reported the new numbers. In its daily update, Hubei’s health commission confirmed another 14,840 new cases in the central province, where the outbreak emerged in December. The huge jump came as local officials said they were changing the way they diagnose COVID-19 cases. READ ALSO: US ... more
  • 6 days Every Person Deserves Healthy Life – Bill And Melinda Gates ChannelsTv
    In this file photo, Bill and Melinda Gates are having a discussion with a man and a woman. Photo: Twitter- @gatesfoundation   Bill and Melinda Gates have revealed that the core of their foundation’s work is the idea that every person deserves the chance to live a healthy and productive life. This was revealed in their 2020 Annual Letter titled, “Why We Swing for the Fences: Reflecting on the First Two Decades of Our Foundation.” The letter according to the couple follows inspiration from advice given to them by Warren Buffett: to “swing for the fences” and put the ... more
  • 6 days Coronavirus: Ighalo Trains Alone Outside Man United Facilities ChannelsTv |Sports
    Odion Ighalo. PHOTO CREDIT: @ighalojude/Twitter   Odion Ighalo, Manchester United’s January signing from China, has been training away from the club’s facilities as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak, British media reported on Thursday. The 30-year-old Nigerian international striker joined United on loan until the end of the season on January 31 — transfer deadline day — from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. He is due to meet with his United team-mates for the first time this weekend ahead of Monday’s clash with Chelsea as they have been away at a training camp in Spain ... more
  • 6 days US Military Begins Adjusting Presence In Africa ChannelsTv |World
    A US military convoy drives on the outskirts of the Kurdish-controlled northern Syrian city of Qamishli on February 12, 2020. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP   The United States announced Wednesday an initial plan for adjusting its military presence in Africa amid concerns the country will reduce forces fighting radical jihadists on the continent. The first change will see part of one infantry unit, around 800 troops, replaced with a similar number of military trainers and advisors to support local forces in “spotlight African countries,” Defense Department officials said. “The message I’m relaying to my (African) partners is we are ... more
  • 6 days Vietnam Quarantines Area With 10,000 Residents Over Coronavirus ChannelsTv |World
    Police wearing protective facemasks amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus allow an ambulance to pass through a checkpoint in Son Loi commune in Vinh Phuc province on February 13, 2020. PHOTO: Nhac NGUYEN / AFP   More than 10,000 people in villages near Vietnam’s capital were placed under quarantine Thursday after six cases of the deadly new coronavirus were discovered there, authorities said. In the first mass quarantine outside of China since the virus emerged there in late December, the Son Loi farming region about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Hanoi will be locked down for ... more
  • 6 days Dams Overflow As Australia Braces For More Floods ChannelsTv |World
    This picture taken on February 10, 2020, shows a van surrounded by localised flooding in an area in Sydney. Heavy rain has given hope to Australia’s drought-stricken regions, but scientists warned on February 11 that sustained falls were needed to end a years-long dry spell. PHOTO: Saeed KHAN / AFP   Dams near Sydney overflowed on Thursday after days of torrential rain, as Australia braced for more storms expected to bring dangerous flash flooding to the country’s east. Recent downpours have brought relief to areas ravaged by bushfires and drought — as well as chaos ... more
  • 6 days Ajax Attacker Ziyech Set To Move To Chelsea – Report ChannelsTv |Sports
      Ajax attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech is set to move to Chelsea in the summer after the clubs agreed to a deal in principle, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday. The daily tabloid De Telegraaf said the Amsterdam powerhouse and the London club had agreed on a fee believed to be around 45 million euros ($50 million) for the 26-year-old Dutch-born Moroccan. “Ajax’s management reached an oral agreement over the past 24 hours with the top London club for the Moroccan attacker to make the switch in the summer,” the newspaper said. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believed Ziyech “is a ... more
  • 6 days Three Nigerian Laboratories Equipped To Test Coronavirus, Says FG ChannelsTv
    Photo: NCDC   The Federal Government has equipped three laboratories in Nigeria with re-agents capable of detecting any possible case of Coronavirus in the country. The disease, which first broke out in the Wuhan province of China, has infected 42,708 people and claimed 1,017 lives. Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire disclosed this on Wednesday to State house correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the nation’s capital. READ ALSO: Let’s Deny Boko Haram Access To Our Citizens, Buhari Urges Local Leaders In Borno The minister said the re-agents and Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine ... more
  • 6 days World Mobile Congress Cancelled Over Coronavirus Fears ChannelsTv |World
      Organisers of the World Mobile Congress said Wednesday they have cancelled the world’s top mobile trade fair due to fears stemming from the coronavirus that sparked an exodus of industry heavyweights. The mobile fair is one of the biggest events worldwide to be cancelled so far owing to the virus that has killed more than 1,100 people to date. The announcement came after the GSMA, the mobile trade association that organises the annual show, met to decide the fate of the event that had been planned to run in Barcelona from February 24-27. “The GSMA has cancelled MWC ... more
  • 6 days US Praises Pakistan For Jailing Alleged Mastermind Of Mumbai Attack ChannelsTv |World
    File Photo   The United States on Wednesday praised Pakistan’s jailing of the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, a step long sought by Washington as well as India. The conviction “of Hafiz Saeed and his associate is an important step forward — both toward holding LeT accountable for its crimes, and for Pakistan in meeting its international commitments to combat terrorist financing,” tweeted Alice Wells, the top US diplomat for South Asia. She was referring to Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant group that both Washington and New Delhi hold responsible for the siege of the Indian financial capital that ... more
  • 6 days Official Says US Health Authorities Shipped Faulty Coronavirus Test Kits Across Country ChannelsTv |World
      A number of test kits sent out by US health authorities to labs across the country to diagnose the deadly novel coronavirus are faulty, a senior official said Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began shipping 200 test kids nationwide on February 5 to speed up the diagnosis of US cases of COVID-19, which currently number 13. But the labs reported that while performing a verification procedure they realized the kits were returning inconclusive results, meaning neither positive nor negative, said senior CDC official Nancy Messonnier. “We think that the issue at the stage, can ... more
  • 6 days APC, PDP Senators Shun Political Divide To Honour Late Benjamin Uwajumogu ChannelsTv
    Lawmakers during plenary at the Senate chamber in Abuja February 12, 2020. Photo: Twitter-@NGRSenate.     The Senate has held a valedictory session to honour one of its deceased members, late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu. Until his death, late Uwajumogu represented Imo North Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. During Wednesday’s plenary, a total of 34 senators eulogised and relived individual experiences and last moments with the Imo senator who died on December 18, 2019. They comprise lawmakers on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The ... more
  • 6 days ‘I’m Ready To Give Out My Life’ For Peace In North East – Lawmaker ChannelsTv
       The lawmaker representing Chibok, Damboa and Gwoza, Ahmahdu Usman Jaha, has said that he is ready to give out his life if that would guarantee peace in the northeast. Jaha said this on Wednesday at the floor of the House of Representatives while lamenting over the killing of 30 persons by Boko Haram insurgents in Auno. “I’ve said without fear of any contradiction that I am ready to give out my life if those in the northeast can live in peace. “The most painful thing on earth is for you to stay in your comfort zone ... more
  • 6 days Auno Killing: Army’s Failure Led To Death Of 30 Travellers, Says Lawmaker ChannelsTv
      The lawmaker representing Chibok, Damboa and Gwoza, Ahmahdu Usman Jaha, has accused the Nigerian Army of negligence and complacency in securing the country. According to Jaha, it was the failure on their path to carry out their duties that led to the killing of 30 persons in Auno, Borno State. “Failure or inability on the part of the Nigerian Army to have a constructive listening of intelligence gathering from the DSS and other relevant informants in the community led to this attack,” he said on Wednesday at the floor of the House. He further stated that despite receiving ... more
  • 6 days Okada, Keke ‘Now Vehicles For Transporting Drugs’ To Schools – Hamzat ChannelsTv |Politics
       The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has revealed that motorcycles and tricycles popularly known as ‘Okada and Keke’, are being used to transport drugs to schools in the state. Mr. Hamzat who was a guest on Channels Television programme, Politics Today on Wednesday, clarified the recent ban on Okada’s and Keke’s by the state government. He explained that there has been an existing law on the operations of the transport scheme since 2012, stating that the regulation was reviewed in 2018. RELATED: Okada, Keke Ban Is Mainly About Security And Safety – Hamzat The Deputy ... more
  • 6 days Okada, Keke Ban Is Mainly About Security And Safety – Hamzat ChannelsTv |Politics
    The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mr Obafemi Hamzat, during his appearance on Politics Today on February 12, 2020.     The Lagos State government has insisted that there is no going back on the decision to ban motorcycles and tricycles popularly known as okada and keke respectively. The deputy governor of the state, Mr Obafemi Hamzat, stated this during his appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday. He explained that the government took the decision following the rate of crime and accidents recorded on major roads and highways in the state. Hamzat, however, dismissed the claims ... more
  • 6 days Boko Haram: There Seems To Be Resurgence, Zulum Tells Buhari ChannelsTv
    A file photo of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.     Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has decried the recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the state. This comes against the backdrop of the killing of 30 travellers by the terrorists on Sunday in Auno town near Maiduguri, the state capital. The governor complained about the security situation in the state when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari who visited Maiduguri shortly after he returned from Ethiopia on Wednesday. “We are surprised that there seems to be a resurgence in 2019,” he was quoted as saying in a ... more
  • 6 days WhatsApp Hits Over Two Billion Users ChannelsTv |Tech
      The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world, as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of the most-used services in the Facebook “family” of apps, offering free messaging along with voice and video calls. “Private conversations that once were only possible face-to-face can now take place across great distances through instant chats and video calling,” a WhatsApp blog post said. “There are so many significant and special moments that take place over WhatsApp and ... more
  • 6 days China Postpones Formula 1 Over Coronavirus ChannelsTv |Sports
    This photo taken on January 28, 2020 shows medical staff members cheering up a patient infected by the novel coronavirus in an isolation ward at a hospital in Zouping in China’s easter Shandong province. STR / AFP   The Chinese Grand Prix scheduled for April 19 has been postponed because of the “continued spread” of the deadly coronavirus, motorsport’s governing body FIA announced Wednesday. FIA said promotors of the Shanghai race had requested a postponement “in view of the continued spread of novel coronavirus”, now named COVID-19. “As a result of continued health concerns and with the @WHO (World ... more
  • 6 days Senate Committee Inspects FG Road Projects In Lagos ChannelsTv
      The Senate Committee on Works led by Senator Adamu Aliero on Wednesday inspected some Federal Government road projects in Lagos State. The committee during the inspection promised to work on legislation supporting the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative in developing the country’s infrastructure. Aliero who is the Chairman of the committee appealed to the National Economic Council (NEC) to consider the PPP model in developing the nation’s assets. He says the country can longer rely only on budgetary allocation in building roads, railways, bridges and other capital intensive infrastructure. READ ALSO: Reps Ask FG To Declare Emergency On ... more
  • 6 days Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting ChannelsTv
      Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting which held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. At the commencement of the meeting, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, drew the attention of the Council to the recent killing of over 20 Nigerians by terrorists. READ ALSO: Buhari Returns To Nigeria, Pays Condolence Visit To Maiduguri Also, members of the Council remembered Nigeria’s former Chief of Naval Staff and Minister of Health, Mr Patrick Koshoni, who died on January 25 after a brief illness. A moment of silence was ... more
  • 6 days Joseph Yobo Appointed Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach ChannelsTv |Sports
    A file photo of former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo. Photo: Twitter- @thenff     The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Super Eagles defender and captain Joseph Yobo as assistant coach of the team. Yobo will replace Imama Amapakabo in the technical crew of the senior men’s national team. He played for the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) in 1999. The attack-minded defender won his first cap for the senior team in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia ... more
  • 6 days Pope Francis Silent On Approval Of Married Priests ChannelsTv |World
    Pope Francis delivers a speech from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter’s Square in The Vatican / AFP   Pope Francis on Wednesday pleaded for social justice and environmental respect for the Amazon basin, but did not recommend the controversial idea of married priests. In a highly anticipated text, Francis urged Catholics to “feel outraged” over the exploitation of indigenous people and destruction of land devastated by illegal mining and deforestation. But there was no mention of priestly marriage, a controversial suggestion made by Amazon bishops last October as a way to increase the number of priests who could ... more
  • 6 days Veteran Singer Victor Olaiya Is Dead ChannelsTv
    This screenshot shows the Veteran music star, Victor Olaiya on the set of Baby Mi Da music video sang in collaboration with Tubaba.   Veteran highlife singer Victor Olaiya has died at the age of 89 at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). His death was confirmed to Channels Television by Michael Odiong of Premiere Music, the record label that holds his music repertoire. According to Odiong, the Baby Jowo crooner died around noon on Wednesday. Papingo Dalaya, as the highlife maestro is called, was born on the 31st of December, 1930 in Calabar, Cross River State but hails ... more
  • 6 days Alleged Murder: South African Authorities To Arraign Nigerian On Thursday ChannelsTv
       South African authorities are expected to arraign a Nigerian man on Thursday over the alleged murder of a fellow Nigerian during a physical altercation in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Basil Nwauzigbe was seen in a video that went viral, hitting the deceased, Goodluck Ifechukwu with a brick before pushing him to his death. Many eyewitnesses and the policemen were on the scene as the events unfolded on Monday night. Details later. ... more
  • 7 days Ogun Govt Approves Amotekun Bill ChannelsTv
      The Ogun State executive council has approved the proposal for the creation of the Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun, in the state. The approval was given at the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Executive Chamber of the governor’s office, Oke Mosan secretariat in Abeokuta. The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Adegbolahan Adeniran told journalists at the end of the meeting approval was given after an extensive deliberation that lasted close to 10 hours and presided over by the governor. He added that the presentation of the bill before the state ... more
  • 7 days Samsung Joins The Fold With Galaxy Z Flip Smartphone ChannelsTv |Tech
    Rebecca Hirst, head of UK Mobile Product Development, speaks during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco, California on February 11, 2020.  Josh Edelson / AFP   Samsung on Tuesday unveiled its second folding smartphone, a “Z Flip” handset with a lofty price tag aimed at “trendsetters.” The smartphone flips open, like a case, opening into a 6.7-inch screen, and fits in a pocket when folded. The ultrathin glass used for the screen can be folded and unfolded more than 200,000 times and resists scratches, according to Samsung. The Galaxy Z Flip will be available beginning Friday at ... more
  • 7 days Suspected Bandits Burn 16-Member Family To Death In Kaduna ChannelsTv
    A map showing Kaduna, a state in Nigeria’s North-Central region.     Suspected bandits have killed a family of 16 members during an attack on a village in Kaduna State. The incident occurred Tuesday in Bakali village of Fatika district in Giwa Local Government Area of the state. The bandits were said to have invaded the predominantly Hausa community at about 4pm and started shooting sporadically. While the villagers scampered to safety, the assailants set fire on houses, vehicles, motorcycles and farm products in the village. A community leader told Channels Television on Wednesday that the bandits who invaded ... more
  • 7 days Trump Under Fire For Intervening In Roger Stone Case ChannelsTv |World
      US President Donald Trump faced fresh accusations of abuse of power Tuesday after appearing to pressure the Justice Department to seek a lighter prison sentence for his longtime political aide Roger Stone. Stone was convicted in November last year of lying to Congress, tampering with a witness and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to cheat in the 2016 election. Four government attorneys who prosecuted Stone resigned from the case after their original sentence proposal for seven to nine years was reversed by the department following a critical late-night tweet from Trump. Trump turned his ire late Tuesday on ... more
  • 7 days Wilder Mocks Fury Ahead Of Rematch ChannelsTv |Sports
    (FILES) In this file photo Boxers Deontay Wilder (L) and Tyson Fury (R) face-off during a press conference in Los Angeles, California on January 25, 2020,RINGO CHIU / AFP   World heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder ridiculed Tyson Fury’s punching power on Tuesday as the two unbeaten fighters prepare for their eagerly anticipated rematch in Las Vegas. Wilder, the reigning WBC champion, climbs back into the ring with British star Fury on February 22, 14 months after the two men battled to a thrilling draw in Los Angeles in December 2018. Fury, who was knocked down twice by Wilder in the first fight, insists ... more
  • 7 days Kobe Bryant’s Memorial Set For Feb 24 ChannelsTv |World
    In this file photo taken on November 21, 2015 Kobe Bryant (24) of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the Lakers NBA match up with the Toronto Raptors,at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  Robyn BECK / AFP   Los Angeles will host a public memorial on February 24 at Staples Center for NBA icon Kobe Bryant and eight others killed last month in a helicopter crash, US media reported Thursday. The Los Angeles Times, citing two unnamed sources, and CNN, citing a source close to the Bryant family, were among the outlets reporting the event, which had not been officially announced. The ... more
  • 7 days Regional Security: Ondo Govt Approves ‘Operation Amotekun’ Bill ChannelsTv |Politics
    A file photo of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.     The Ondo State government has approved the draft bill for the South-West security outfit code-named “Operation Amotekun”. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Mr Donald Ojogo, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. He explained that the bill was approved during the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Government House, Alagbaka in Akure, the Ondo State capital. Ojogo noted that the bill would be transmitted to the Ondo State House of Assembly for legislative scrutiny after which it would be passed into law. ... more
  • 7 days Erdogan Threatens To Attack Regime Forces ‘Everywhere’ In Syria ChannelsTv |World
    President of Turkey and leader of Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the party’s group meeting at Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara, on February 12, 2020. Adem ALTAN / AFP   Turkey will strike Syrian regime forces “everywhere” if its soldiers come under renewed attack, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Wednesday and accused Damascus ally Russia of committing “massacres” in Idlib. “I hereby declare that we will strike regime forces everywhere from now on regardless of the Sochi deal if any tiny bit of harm comes to our soldiers at observation posts or elsewhere,” Erdogan told a ... more
  • 7 days Big Tech Acquisitions Over Past Decade To Face Fresh US Scrutiny ChannelsTv |Tech
    (FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joe Simon speaks during a press conference at the FTC headquarters in Washington, DC. AFP   A US regulatory agency said Tuesday it would look into acquisitions made by five Big Tech firms over the past decade — opening the door for potential antitrust reviews. The bombshell announcement by the US Federal Trade Commission opens the door to possible investigations of deals made by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet since 2010. The FTC said in a statement it ordered the five firms “to provide information ... more
  • 7 days Nissan Files $90m Suit Against Former Chairman Ghosn ChannelsTv |World
    (FILES) This file photo taken on May 11, 2012 shows the-president and CEO of Japanese auto giant Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, gesturing as he answers questions during a press conference at their headquarters in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo.   AFP   Japanese car giant Nissan on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit to reclaim some 10 billion yen ($90 million) from former chairman Carlos Ghosn for what it called “years of his misconduct and fraudulent activity”. The 65-year-old faces multiple charges of financial misconduct in Japan but fled to Lebanon before he could face trial. He denies any wrongdoing. Nissan said the damages had been ... more
  • 7 days Nissan Files $90m Suit Against Former Chairman Ghosn ChannelsTv |Biz
    (FILES) This file photo taken on May 11, 2012 shows the-president and CEO of Japanese auto giant Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, gesturing as he answers questions during a press conference at their headquarters in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo.   AFP   Japanese car giant Nissan on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit to reclaim some 10 billion yen ($90 million) from former chairman Carlos Ghosn for what it called “years of his misconduct and fraudulent activity”. The 65-year-old faces multiple charges of financial misconduct in Japan but fled to Lebanon before he could face trial. He denies any wrongdoing. Nissan said the damages had been ... more
  • 7 days WHO To Decide On Emergency Status Of Ebola In DR Congo ChannelsTv |World
      UN health agency experts meet on Wednesday to decide whether the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo should still be considered a global health emergency, following a sharp decline in reported cases. The World Health Organization last July declared it a “public health emergency of international concern” — a designation that gives the WHO greater powers to restrict travel and boost funding. The outbreak was first identified in August 2018 and has since killed more than 2,300 people in eastern DR Congo — an area where several militia groups are operating. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ... more
  • 7 days Pope Francis Expected To Stand Firm On Celibacy ChannelsTv |World
    Pope Francis speaks at Paul-VI hall in the Vatican. Andreas SOLARO / AFP   Pope Francis is on Wednesday to release a much-anticipated text about the Amazon, which is not expected to open up the priesthood to married men in the region despite an appeal from a historic Vatican meeting of bishops last year. The text could, however, make damaging the environment a sin, one of the recommendations of the bishops from the nine-country Pan-Amazonian region. The bishops’ three-week “synod” in October highlighted challenges such as the destruction of the rainforest, the exploitation of indigenous peoples and a scarcity ... more
  • 7 days Motorists, Commuters Stranded As Trucks Break Down On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway ChannelsTv
       Motorists and commuters plying locations around Lagos-Ibadan expressway were on Wednesday morning left stranded. This according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) was caused by a fully loaded truck that lost control and another truck that broke down at the Kara construction area of the expressway. READ ALSO: Soyinka, Sani In Court As Sowore’s Trial Resumes The two broken-down trucks ended up causing an obstruction on both sections of the expressway causing huge traffic at adjoining routes in Isheri Magodo, Alausa, Ogba and incoming traffic from Ojota, Ikorodu road and Alapere axis. “The traffic is at ... more
  • 7 days Large Fire Rocks US Oil Refinery ChannelsTv |World
      An explosion at a US oil refinery on Tuesday resulted in a huge fireball, social media clips showed, with plant owners Exxon Mobil saying no one was hurt. Flames could be seen shooting up from the Louisiana chemical centre, according to Facebook videos posted by David Allen. The fire at the Baton Rouge facility had been contained and volunteer Exxon Mobil fire team members were attending, the company posted on Twitter Wednesday. “There are no injuries, with all personnel accounted for. The fire was contained to the area where it occurred,” an Exxon spokesman later told AFP in a statement. The perimeter and surrounding ... more
  • 7 days Biden: From Democratic Frontrunner To Edge Of Collapse ChannelsTv |World
    Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crowd during a South Carolina campaign launch party on February 11, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. AFP   Joe Biden is heading south, in more ways than one. Once the confident frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, America’s centrist senior statesman meant to invigorate his party’s effort to oust Donald Trump and reclaim the White House. But the electability candidate, the one who insists he has the best chance at defeating Trump in November, has seen his political fortunes plunge in a single week. After what he called a “gut punch” of ... more
  • 7 days Google Vs EU: A Decade-Long Saga Goes To Court ChannelsTv |Tech
      Google and the EU have a big day in court Wednesday as the search engine giant enters a new phase of a legal saga that began a decade ago. The Silicon Valley juggernaut is appealing a 2.4 billion euro ($2.6 billion) fine from 2017 that was the first in a series of major penalties from the European Commission, the EU’s powerful anti-trust regulator. Google has paid the fine and changed its behaviour, but the company will strongly condemn the decision in the EU’s General Court as ill-founded and unfair. “We’re appealing the European Commission’s 2017 Google Shopping decision because it is wrong ... more
  • 7 days Sanders Wins In New Hampshire As Biden Crashes And Burns ChannelsTv |World
    Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders arrives to speak at a Primary Night event at the SNHU Field House in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 11, 2020.  AFP   Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s high-stakes Democratic primary on Tuesday, according to US network projections, leaving rivals including party stalwart Joe Biden in his wake as he staked his claim to challenge President Donald Trump in November. Sanders, the flag-bearer for the party’s progressive wing, had 26 per cent of votes with most of the count complete in the northeastern state, where he routed Hillary Clinton in 2016. “Let me take ... more
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