• Buhari, Kachikwu And The Feeling Of Fulfilment

    By Anderson Owolabi – I sat transfixed on my chair, as the hall erupted into a rapturous mood, when the recipient of this particular award, bowed his head twice before the cream of dignitaries staring at him. And a voice vibrating in stillness, howled; “I dedicate this award to President Muhammadu Buhari...

  • No Rift With Messi, Sampaoli Explains

    Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has denied suggestions of a rift with star player Lionel Messi ahead of a crucial World Cup qualifier at home to Venezuela. La Albiceleste are fifth in the CONMEBOL table, outside the automatic qualification places, following a frustrating 0-0 draw in Uruguay last week. After that game, Sampaoli...

  • Nadal Breezes Into US Open QFs

    Rafael Nadal cruised into the US Open quarter-finals on Monday by defeating Ukraine’s 64th-ranked Alexandr Dolgopolov. The 15-time Grand Slam champion, who had not made the US Open last eight since capturing the 2013 title, set up a last-eight meeting with teenager Andrey Rublev. Nadal, who claimed his 50th US Open match...

  • Eagles’ll Qualify For WC 2018 In Great Style – Pinnick

    By Onukogu Kanayochuqu Jubal – After the Super Eagles of Nigeria were held by Cameroon in Yaounde yesterday, leaving them in need of a point from their last two games to get to Russia 2018, Minister of Youth & Sports Development Solomon Dalung, who met the players just before they left their...

  • Myanmar Conflict: San Suu Kyi ‘Must Step In’

    The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has criticised the country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for failing to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority. Yanghee Lee said the situation in Rakhine was “really grave” and it was time for Ms Suu Kyi to “step in”. Her comments came...

  • PMB’s Return And Clamour For Cabinet Reshuffle

    Stakeholders in the polity, particularly members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and close allies of President Muhammadu Buhari have repeatedly advised him to reshuffle the Federal Executive Council, writes ADEBIYI ADEDAPO Several news reports had suggested that Vice-President Prof. Yemi  Osinbajo, while for President Muhammadu Buhari sought the permission of...

  • Misau: A Whistle Blower Or Rabble Rouser

    By Adekola Rahman – Last week, Chairman of Senate Committee on Navy and member of the Senate Committee on Police, Mohammed Isah Hamma Misau, dominated the limelight for exposing what he referred to as large-scale corruption in the Nigeria Police Force. His allegations that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris is...

  • Obaseki Drums Support For Benue Flood Victims, Others

    BY Patrick Ochoga, Benin City – The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tasked charitable persons, governments, religious groups and other organisations to remember the people of Benue State and others in distress, as the world celebrates the International Day of Charity on the 5th of September. Obaseki said the...

  • Lagos Disburses N740m To 255 Retirees

    The Lagos State Government has disbursed the sum of N742 million to 255 retirees for the month of August, 2017. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represented by the Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson Oke at the 42nd Retirement Bond Certificate Presentation in Lagos, over the weekend, said Lagos...

  • Access Bank: Sustaining Profitability, Deepening Market Penetration

    By OLUSHOLA BELLO, Lagos – Access bank’s focus on assets quality and cost management have continued to pay off considering its recent financial figures released to the Nigerian stock market. It has evolved from being one of the many Nigerian banks to being a top three bank across many performance metrics. In...

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