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CAF appoints Hajji as new Sec Gen

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have appointed Mouad Hajji as the new Secretary General of CAF. At the meeting chaired by CAF President Ahmad, Hajji was appointed to replace sacked Amr Fahmy. The Continental body also confirmed that Essadik Alaoui, deputy general secretary in charge of administration and

Prof arrested in Abuja for aiding daughter to cheat in JAMB

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja A self-acclaimed professor, identified only as Jide, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, after he was caught assisting his daughter during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in the Jabi area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

Atiku, Obi applaud Gov. Wike on his re-election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the just concluded election, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi have congratulated the governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike on his re-election. Wike won the election with 886,264 votes, while Mr Biokpomabo Awara of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) who

VAT Increase, expert cautions FG

As operators in different sectors of the economy continue to advise the federal government against an upward review of the Value Added Tax (VAT), a Port Harcourt-based oil and gas business magnate, Mr Adamu Mutairu, has said a hike in the VAT will not only be counterproductive, but would further

Gov. Okowa splashes $60,000 on Super Eagles


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has again rewarded the Super Eagles, following victories in their 2019 AFCON qualifying match against Seychelles and the friendly against seven-time African champions, Egypt, as he presented a gift of $10,000 to Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr and another $50,000 to the team on Tuesday. TheEagleOnline

Aisha Buhari Commends Elumelu Foundation

Ndubuisi Francis and James Emejo in Abuja The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) for its contribution to the growth of entrepreneurship through the provision of training, mentorship and funding to small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) within Nigeria and across the African

FEC approves N27.4bn for states affected by flooding, conflicts

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday, approved N27.4 billion for intervention in states ravaged by flooding and conflicts. Vice Chairman of the National Food Security Council and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly FEC, presided over by

Gov. Ben Ayade has been reelected as governor of Cross River

Announcing the result on Sunday in Calabar, the State Returning Officer, Prof. Akim Ibhadode said, Ayade, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the election with 381,484 votes. The All Progressive Congress (APC) scored 131,161 votes while social Democratic Party (SDP) had 4,818 votes. Ibhadode explained that the state

ThisDay In History: Biafra surrenders to Nigeria

The Republic of Biafra, a breakaway state of eastern Nigeria, surrenders to Nigeria after three years of costly fighting. In 1960, Nigeria gained independence from Britain. Six years later, the Muslim Hausas in northern Nigeria began massacring the Christian Igbos in the region, prompting tens of thousands of Igbos to flee