We’re studying the letter –Party From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja and Noah Ebije, Kaduna Both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari remain in shock and are yet to find the appropriate words to reply Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, whose letter criticizing the President and the party for poor handling of…
By Paul Erewuba
The English Premier League heads to the wire as teams struggle to make the ‘almighty’ top four, with others ensuring they are not caught in the relegation web.
League leaders, Chelsea will face Stoke City today, while the top of the class match will come up tomorrow when Manchester City host Liverpool inside the Etihad Stadium.
Liverpool will travel to Manchester knowing that a win will lift them above their rivals into third place in the Premier League.
Liverpool’s win over Burnley last week left them a point behind Pep Guardiola’s side. And City having a game in hand over the Reds will no doubt be desperate to keep Jurgen Klopp’s men at arm’s length.
While underscoring the importance of the encounter, Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp will be nursing a win inside his heart.
His instruction to them will be for his wards to move past their inconsistent ways and get the maximum three points.
There are two other games tomorrow, with Aitor Karanka welcoming former mentor Jose Mourinho and Manchester United to Middlesbrough and Tottenham hosting Southampton.
The late game today will see Bournemouth host Swansea City in a relegation crunch clash.
In the relegation fight, Leicester is staring relegation in the face while Paul Clement is pulling off the great escape with Swansea. And this is the ultimate fight for Premier League survival. The battle to remain in the Premier League is closer than ever before.
After numerous upsets at least seven sides are fighting for their lives.
Reigning champions Leicester City are just now one point above the drop zone, while Swansea, who appeared doomed, is currently four points clear.
And with just few games of the Premier League season left, the battle for survival is looking more open and unpredictable than ever.
Nodoubt, Swansea’s victory over Leicester proved teams are capable of coming back from the dead, while also confirming that being reigning champions of England does not excuse you from the relegation dogfight.
The bottom five teams have just seven wins between them in their last 10 games meaning, as it stands, just about anything can happen.
From a position of seeming security, Bournemouth are now flirting with the fringes of the relegation fight for winning just one of eight Premier League games.
Bournemouth play pretty football that can overwhelm opponents at times but they also have a soft centre that is too easily penetrated at present.
Bournemouth, Middlesbrough, Leicester and Swansea City are in for the fight of their lives.
— 18th March 2017
Says no one wants to do business with me By WILLY EYA Ever met General Ishola Williams(rtd), the man who made news in 1993 when he walked out on the Army and government headed by the goggle-eyed former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha? The bearded man who resigned from the Army on the…
— 18th March 2017
Lists what Igbo must do to become president Prominent ex-Biafra warlord and elder statesman, Col. Joe Achuzia, rtd, has without mincing words declared the arrest, detention and ongoing trial of the leader of the Indigeneous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu as political. He therefore called for the immediate and unconditional release of the IPOB founder….
— 18th March 2017
Says ex-govs who contributed to ex-president’s project should be tried also Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, has said that the governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has implicated himself by admitting that former President Olusegun Obasanjo forced him and other governors to donate to his Presidential Library. He called for the…
— 18th March 2017
How I raided churches, big events; robbed Oxford Prof By CHIOMA IGBOKWE A 34-year-old suspected corporate thief, Prince Junior Agabi, is still unveiling series of high profile thefts, which he successfully executed within Lagos while attending events. Surprisingly, not even the House of God was spared in his unusual exploits. Agabi, who currently is in…
Entertainment— 18th March 2017
BY RITA OKOYE Evicted fake Big Brother Naija housemate, Ese Eriata, has strong ideas about true love, romance, and sexual satisfaction. In this chat with Entertainer, the model who recently released her debut single, Super Love, expressed her views about sex toys, love and her experience at BBN. What was that thing you did at…
South-West Report— 16th March 2017
Indigenes rush to dispose off family houses to beat recession ‘Why we’re migrating to villages’ From Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti There is a strange development currently holding sway in Ekiti State. It is the fact that some indigenes are selling off their ancestral homes located in the city and other highbrow areas to beat the current…
Abuja Metro— 15th March 2017
By Uche Usim Until midnight of March 7, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, was Nigeria’s second busiest airport. It hosted local and foreign airlines, ground handlers, small businesses, transporters and other stakeholders. But all the buzz and glamour have vanished, though temporarily. The Federal Government has shut NAIA down for six weeks, for the…
Oriental News— 15th March 2017
■ Faithful end 33-day prayer march From Obinna Odogwu, Ekwulobia The adherents had looked up to February 24. It was the closing day of the 33-day prayer march with theme “My Year of Divine Enthronement,” organized by the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry. The worshippers had come from far and near to the sleepy community of…
Features— 18th March 2017
By HENRY OKONKWO People with flawless skin are often admired and commended by peers. While others that have blemish-filled skin are most likely to face rejection and scorn from different quarters. Even with this notion still, skin infections are so easily overlooked. And this is mainly because they are usually not life-threatening. So individuals are…
Literary Review— 28th February 2017
By HENRY AKUBUIRO It never rains but pours for the renowned prolific author, folklorist and historian, Dr.Bukar Usman. Two months after he was honoured by a group of Hausa poets, he has been nominated for another award in connection with his contributions to the growth of Hausa literature by another association. In a Notification of…
Lifeline— 16th March 2017
By Doris Obinna Remember Nancy Donald Ukaha? She is the girl with facial tumour diagnosed as psamomatoide juvenile ossifying diroma of maxilla. Her story was published late last year in Daily Sun newspaper. She is very grateful to all those who contributed and ensured that she underwent a successful major surgery at the University College…
Education Review— 12th March 2017
The authorities of Ambrose Ali University (AAU) Ekpoma in Edo state, have denied allegations of sexual harassment and admission racketeering in the institution. Its Vice Chancellor, Professor Ignatius Onimawo made the disavowal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, March 12, in Ekpoma. “There has not been any reported case of sexual harassment…
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It was a unique gathering of major stakeholders in Nigeria’s marketing industry when the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) rolled out the red carpet to celebrate outstanding achievers at the 2016 ADVAN Awards for Marketing Excellence at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, last weekend. The event threw up new champions who would bask in the…
TSWeekend— 10th March 2017
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