From: BillyGraham Abel, Yola The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has warned Boko Haram insurgents to surrender, saying that the Air Force would not relent until everyone of them was captured. Marshal Abubakar said the Boko Haram insurgency had been completely degraded and decimated as a unit and its ability to…
… Enyimba will surprise you –Ogunbote
By Paul Erewuba
As the NPFL title race enters its crescendo with two matches left, the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu would literally go up in flame, as title seeking People’s Elephant attempt to trample on the Enugu Flying Antelopes in Matchday 37 of the Nigeria Premier League.
The Aba -based outfit have 57 points while the Enugu-based Antelopes are on 52 points, having secured their status in the top division for another season.
The People’s Elephant are in the hunt for a top-three finish as they sit in fourth position behind leaders Plateau United, MFM and Akwa United, and the players know how important it will be for them to grab the maximum three points at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium where they have managed just two wins in their last 13 travels.
The derby, Pundits have observed, will be intriguing and interesting rolled into one considering the fact that Rangers would want to win the three points ignored to shore up their points for a continental ticket next year. And Enyimba on the other hand would be aiming at a win so as to push out Akwa United from the third position.
Meanwhile, Rangers General Manager and CEO, Christian Chukwu has stated that the Flying Antelopes will fight- to- finish and hope to consolidate.
He assured their teeming fans of management’s determination and commitment towards ensuring that the pride of the Easterners finishes top ten in the Premier League.
According to him, Rangers will fight till the end of the 2016/2017, Nigeria professional football league (NPFL) season.
“I’m optimistic that it is not over yet until it is over, as the league table is very tight and close call, Clubs within the first tenth range of the league log could still change the game and come tops or second to clinch the trophy or at worst secure a continental ticket.
“Management believes though the players and coaches have done great, a lot still have to be done, specially with the two remaining league matches.”
Rangers seat on the 8th position on the NPFL league table with 52 points from 36 matches and goal
difference of minus three.
Chukwu maintained that a victory against Enyimba tomorrow in Enugu and a win or draw on the road for the Club against Plateau United in the last game next week will brighten the chances of Rangers winning the league trophy back to back or securing a continental slot, expressing confidence that the club can achieve the feat.
— 1st September 2017
From: Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo Taraba State deputy governor, Alhaji Haruna Manu, has called on groups agitating for national disintegration to embrace peace and unity for development in the spirit of Sallah. Manu gave the charge, in Jalingo, on Friday, while addressing the press after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers. He said that those calling for cessation and…
— 1st September 2017
From: Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Over 110,000 people have been displaced with over 2000 houses affected by flood in Benue state. Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, Terver Akase who disclosed this said the figure was released by the Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). Akase who spoke in a telephone chat with…
— 1st September 2017
From: Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe (ODS) has shed more light on how suspected militants attacked its troops at Letugbene community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The spokesman of the Command, Major Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed that two people, a soldier and a civilian died during the attack….
— 1st September 2017
From: Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Tragedy struck on Friday morning in Etokori area of Ijebu Igbo in Ogun State, when a log laden truck rammed into the town Eid Praying Ground, killing four persons and injuring several other worshippers. Other two victims were security operatives and duo were said to be a police officer and an…
Entertainment— 27th August 2017
By Bolatito Adebayo Uche Ogbodo is an actress who knows her onions. She has featured in many blockbuster movies. However, as good as she is as a role interpreter, her relationship story seems not palatable. In this interview, the beautiful thespian opens up on her love life, gender equality, new movie and so much more….
South-West Report— 31st August 2017
From Wole Balogun, Ado-Ekiti the bumpy, rough and bushy road that leads to the popular prayer mountain called Oke Agelu (Agelu Mountain), stretched over three kilometres on the Iseyin-Ibadan highway in Ado-Awaye, a community near Iseyin in Oyo State. If your car is not good enough or has its shock absorber raised so much as…
Abuja Metro— 31st August 2017
The UK government has promised to attain a better bilateral and diplomatic relationship with Nigeria. UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Development Secretary Priti Patel, made this known at the unveiling ceremony of the new British High Commission on Thursday in Abuja. Johnson said that the new British High Commission, which is now located…
Oriental News— 30th August 2017
The Edo government has ordered the immediate relocation of a public school, Etete Primary School in Benin for the safety of the pupils, before the commencement of the 2017/2018 academic session. The Commissioner for Communications, Mr Paul Ohonbamu, announced this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the Executive Council meeting in Benin on Wednesday….
Features— 2nd September 2017
Caterina Bortolussi and Francesca Rosset founded Kinabuti, a leading fashion brand established in Nigeria seven years ago. The Italian duo who have found a second home in Nigeria own the afrocentric fashion label, Kinabuti. They have also extended the frontiers of their business through a non-profit social enterprise called Kinabuti Fashion Initiative (KFI) which primary objective is…
Literary Review— 19th August 2017
By HENRY AKUBUIRO Shortly after retiring to his bed from his desk where he was translating Shakespeare’s classic, Julius Caesar, into his native Efik language, on August 16, 2007, James Ene Henshaw passed on. Last Wednesday marked the tenth anniversary of his death. Looking at his life type in retrospect, we can’t but marvel at…
Lifeline— 31st August 2017
•How girl burnt lover, self to death in Lagos By Maduka Nweke It was a pathetic scene. Suddenly, a young man full of life, and without any sign of sickness was lying lifelessly like a smoked goat, burnt to death. That was the case of Mr. John Emeka Obodoechina, a 36-year-old man whose life was…
Education Review— 29th August 2017
• How to secure your job in age of information and communication technology (ICT) By Bianca Iboma Master your subject very well. Study to know it until it becomes part of you. Be an authority on it. But in addition to your knowledge, learn how to use smart boards, projector, smart phones, computers and lap-tops to…
Marketing Matters— 30th November 2016
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— 1st September 2017
By Ikenna Obioha In 2004, Nollywood actor, Enyinna Nwigwe discovered acting on the set of Jeta Amata’s movie, ‘Wheel of Change’. Unscripted, unplanned he was asked to join as an extra on a visit to Amata’s set outside the confines of the university campus, and after that moment, he developed passion for acting, ultimately pursuing…
•Mayweather has a lot to teach Nigerians – SLOT boss, Ezeigbo It was a night of great expectations, a night of an extraordinary, freakish boxing matchup—the type the world had not seen before, heavily supported by media hype and hoopla in the traditional and social media. The more it was hyped, the more people…
Before now, many people believe that long-distance relationships hardly work. Family members discourage their relations from pursuing it. Some friends also kick against the idea in order to protect their loved ones from heartbreak. Long distance relationships are not easy to sustain. The distance makes many things difficult. Things could get complicated, and one could…
A mother-in-law is either the mother of the husband or wife, but the focus here is on the mother of the man. The mother-in-law is the woman who carried your husband for whole nine months, went through pain, gave him her all. So, if there’s any woman on earth who can give you useful tips…
Godfatherism is dead and buried in Anambra State. It can never resurrect. Never! Anambra State is the heart of Igbo people, who are known throughout the world for their republican nature. It is in our DNA to abhor godfatherism. Having lived with the evil of godfatherism from 1999 to 2006, when self-styled godfathers unleashed violence…
As Nigeria takes on the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a back-to-back clash for the 2018 World Cup ticket, the views of the legendary Roger Milla on the problem with our national team comes to mind. During an interview with ‘Africa Number One’ radio based in Gabon, some years back, Milla said there were three…
FOR some days now, Oyo state has been in the news, although one would not be too far wrong to say the state had never been out of the limelight, at times, for the wrong reasons. The other day, the issue was on the unresolved crisis in the Oyo-Osun states-owned university, Ladoke Akintola University of…
THE Federal Government’s current move to re-arrest Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over alleged violations of bail conditions granted him on April 25, 2017, is still generating ripples. Reports have it that the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), recently approached a Federal…
In the face of daunting developmental challenges confronting Nigeria as nation, a whole new set of thinking, deep and outside the box, devoid of myths, conspiracy theories or outright fallacies are needed now more than ever before if pragmatic solutions will be achieved that will set Nigeria on a sure path to progress and prosperity….
With the recent resurgence in the Boko Haram terror attacks, widespread cult-related killings, violent gang wars by drug barons, growing kidnapping for ransom, and armed robberies, the perennial violent conflicts between host communities and the herdsmen have compounded an already bad security situation in the country. Most worrisome is the fact that most of those…
“IT is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.” Charles de Montesquieu. The forgoing quote accurately illustrates the perennial danger a country faces when corruption permeates its society. It is therefore widely held that the most dreadful instrument that has the potential…