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13 Apr
Former Chelsea striker and Cote d’Ivoire captain, Didier Drogba, Super Eagles former captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Napoli star, Victor Osimhen and Italian star, Mario Balotelli, are among top football personalities billed to feature in Abuja’s first Charity Champions Cup to hold on June 15.
13 Apr
Retired super-star footballers such as Didier Drogba, Austin "Jay-Jay" Okocha, and Nwankwo Kanu have been lined-up to feature in a Charity Champions’ Cup match on June 15, 2024.
18 Jan
As the roar of the crowd prepares to engulf the stadium, football fans across Africa hold their breath for the epic clash between Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria in Group A of AFCON 2023. This electrifying rivalry, steeped in history and brimming with talent, promises a spectacle that will leave everyone on the edge of their…
6 Jan
Amid mixed reverence by some European elements, the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) remains the biggest trophy an African footballer could win on the continent. Unlike in Europe where the debate continues to be up on whether the UEFA Champions League is bigger and more glamorous than the Euro Championship, the AFCON is the most…


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The RG23 Movement, a Rivers-based advocacy group, has called for thorough investigation into the sale of government-owned properties in the state. The group’s Convener, Mr Pureh Kalango, told journalists during a news conference in Port Harcourt on Friday that the group was concerned about the transparency surrounding the sale of the properties. He said the…
23 mins ago
Mali and Russia on Friday launched the construction of the largest solar power plant in West Africa, Malian Energy Minister Bintou Camara said on national television.
37 mins ago
Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has said the increase in electricity tariffs for Band A customers is a temporary hardship that will lead to a permanent gain. Speaking at the sectorial briefing of the ministers in Abuja, Adelabu expressed confidence that the tariff will gradually drop as the power sector in the country increases its…
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The Federal Government has earmarked the sum of N260 billion to revitalise Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across the country. The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Ali Pate, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja while giving account of his stewardship at the Ministerial Sectoral Briefings on the performance of President Bola Tinubu’s administration…
59 mins ago
Vice President Kashim Shettima disclosed on Friday that funding the nation's energy transition requires investments of over $10 billion per year up to 2060. He also revealed that the nation currently has the highest rate of deforestation in the world, as people primarily depend on biomass for energy generation. According to him, desert encroachment is…
1 hour ago
Shareholders of the Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) on Friday approved total dividend of N7.5 billion for the financial year ending Dec.31, 2023, as against N6.85 billion paid out in year 2022. The approval made at the company’s 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM), held in Lagos, translated to a dividend of N1.50 per share. The…
1 hour ago
Governor Seyi Makinde, on Friday, inaugurated the newly elected chairmen and vice chairmen for the 33 local government areas of Oyo State. The ceremony took place at the House of Chiefs, Parliament Building, Secretariat, Ibadan, where the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Iyabo Yerima, administered the oath of office. Speaking at the event, Governor…
1 hour ago
A preliminary report of the boat accident involving Junior Pope and 11 other members of a Nollywood movie production crew at the Anambra River has revealed that the boat driver was not certified to drive. The Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) further revealed that the fibre boat was not registered with the National Inland Waterways…
1 hour ago
The Vice Chancellor of University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Prof. Aliyu Shugaba, says that the solar power project in the institution is to generate 12 megawatts of electricity.
2 hours ago
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni Friday dismissed the idea of formally uniting the two far-right groups in the European Parliament, but said this did not mean they could not collaborate.