March 11, 2014
Civil servant workers blocked and locked the main gate to the State House Assembly complex in Akure today for several hours protesting the Contributing Pension Scheme bill. The legislative house was due to hold a public hearing on the bill Monday, which they received from the State Government. Workers, members of the Joint Negotiating Council, […]
By Celestine Okafor and Joe Nwankwo, Abuja Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Gas, Ahmed Zannah Khalifa, has alleged that over 1,000 people have been killed by the Boko Haram insurgents in the last one week in the North East region of the country. Khalifa, who is representing Borno Central in the Senate, […]
By Igoniko Oduma Correspondent, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Government spoke on Monday of how Cross Rivers and Benue states are presently incapable of paying monthly salaries of their workers. Governor Seriake Dickson in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, attributed the inability of both Cross Rivers and Benue states to meet their […]
By Emmanuel Nzomiwu Correspondent Enugu Enugu State Police Command on Monday linked the Movement for Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to the armed invasion of Enugu State Government House on Saturday. The hoodlums, who were about 50 and armed with machetes, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, had invaded the entrance to Government House […]
Today Monday March 10th, popular football website Goal.com released their Rich List and declared Real Madrid and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo as the richest active footballer in the world.
The World Footballer of the Year held off rival Lionel Messi in the 2014 Goal Rich List with an estimated wealth of €148million. Retired footballer David Beckham was the 2013 Goal Rich List winner but since he’s retired from football, he’s no longer eligible to be put in the list.
Messi comes second with an estimated net worth of €146million followed by Eto’o with €85million then Wayne Rooney with €84million, and Kaka rounds off the top 5 with €82million.
But Goal made it clear that the list is based on the revenue of active players over the course of their entire careers and not just the previous year. See the top 10 richest footballers after the cut…
Malaysian authorities have revealed that one of the two men who used stolen passports to board the missing Malaysian Airlines plane looked like Mario Balotelli. As it emerged an Iranian businessman known only as Mr Ali was understood to have b…
Nse Ikpe-Etim, Femi Jacobs, Waje, Patrick Doyle and Lepacious Bose are the stars of a brand new drama titled, Tunnel. It tells the story of a young pastor and his journey to self discovery. In a tunnel were just one decision determines your fate, your…
Abuja - The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said on Monday that it had budgeted N2.08 billion for preparation and participation of Super Eagles in FIFA World Cup 2014 tournament in Brazil. Musa Amadu, the Secretary-General of NFA, said this while defending the association’s budget before the House of Representatives Committee on Sports in Abuja. Amadu […]
Ikeja – Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Monday said his administration was irrevocably committed to efficient service delivery to the people of the state. The governor spoke in Ikeja, at the inauguration of the boards of the state’s Public Procurement Agency and Audit Service Commission. He said that the government was strengthening institutions […]
The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Monday restated his warning to political parties to stop violating the rules governing electioneering ahead of 2015 polls. Jega, who spoke during an interactive session with editors in Lagos, noted that all parties had violated the rules on campaigns. According to the INEC chairman, […]
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has again called on President Goodluck Jonathan to take time off his premature electioneering campaign to visit Yobe State to commiserate with the bereaved families of the innocent schoolchildren who were brutally murdered by terrorists last month. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its Interim National Publicity […]
ENUGU—The Enugu State Police Command said on Monday, that its investigations into last Saturday’s evasion of the Enugu government house was carried out by members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, a group canvassing for the re-declaration of Biafran republic. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abubakar Mohammed, who […]
The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ekiti State, Alhaji Halilu Pai, has said that anyone caught selling or buying the new voter’s card in the state would be prosecuted. Pai told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, that the voter’s card was a security document that should not be patented for sale. […]
Angered by the unceasing destruction of lives and property in the North-East, Arewa Northern youths, Monday, accused the Presidency and northern leaders of playing politics with the menace posed by Boko Haram terrorists. The aggrieved youths, who met in Kaduna under the aegis of Arewa Youths Forum, expressed regret that despite repeated assurances, government had […]
In a recent interview with Nigerian Tribune, the Ghanaian actor addressed something Genevieve Nnaji allegedly said, that he’s not a good actor. I doubt Genevieve would say this openly but read Van Vinker’s response below…
I read the article but I wasn’t bothered about it because that was her opinion, and she is entitled to it. I never responded to it, and I don’t think I will. Nevertheless, I don’t have any ill feelings towards her. Now, whether her opinion has changed or is still the same, it doesn’t make much of a difference to me, because I know I am a fantastic actor and I am doing what I am doing with passion. I am enjoying it and I’m making the best I can of it.
Having said that, if I am given a job to do and she is involved, I would do the job. I won’t say because she said this, I won’t do the job.
If I meet her at a function or on a movie shoot, I’ll ask her; but I won’t do it through the media. Some of these things people write in the papers or on the blogs are not even true; it’s possible they twisted her words. They do it to me all the time, so it’s possible they did that to her. But when I meet her personally, I will ask her if she did say that. And if she did, the conversation will continue, as to why she said it and how she said it”
A 15-year old boy was on Monday charged to an Upper Area Court sitting in Mararaba, Nasarawa State for stealing 280 fowls. Mr Aligwiwade Paul had on Oct. 3, 2012, approached the Nasarawa Senior Magistrate’s Court over the alleged theft of his 280 birds valued at N336, 000 by the accused. He said that each of the […]
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State on Monday suspended its state Secretary, retired Maj. Raphael Towobola. This was contained in a press statement signed by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr Bola Ajao, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo. Ajao said the secretary was suspended as a result […]
By Igoniko Oduma, Correspondent, Yenagoa The police in Bayelsa State, south south Nigeria on Monday said they have arrested a royal father (names withheld) over the kidnap of President Goodluck Jonathan’s 65 year old cousin, Inengite Nitabai. He was abducted by 10 armed man gang on February 23 at his residence in Otuoke community in […]
ARSENAL will be without defender Kieran Gibbs and striker Yaya Sanogo for their last-16 second-leg at Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi seems not to be relenting on his attempt to uncover how $20 billion of Nigeria’s oil sales disappeared from the coffers of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. * CBN Gov. Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Even in a country where untold oil wealth disappears […]
Embattled South African double-amputee Olympian, Oscar Pistorius vomited in court on Monday as he listened to harrowing expert testimony about the autopsy of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he is accused of murdering. * Pistorius Sitting in the dock, a clearly emotional Pistorius retched and heaved as University of Pretoria pathologist Gert Saayman gave an […]
AGN president Ibinabo Fiberesima and actress Ngozi Nwosu pictured dancing and praising at Celebrity Praise Night which took place last Sunday March 2nd. The event is a night designed for people in the entertainment industry to gather and pray against s…
Media personality Toke Makinwa shares March cover of TW magazine with the man who recently became her husband, health & fitness expert, Maje Ayida. They look great!
The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn-Garbai, has directed residents of the state to embark on a three-day fasting “for divine intervention over the Boko Haram insurgency in the state.’’ The directive is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Maiduguri. The statement quoted the monarch as asking residents to start the fasting on […]
Aww, we finally get to feature these lovelies – Kalashnikova Adun and Bode Fadase on our TLS! The bride Adunola Kalashnikova-Ogundowole is half Russian/Nigerian while the groom is Olabode Fadase, Managing Director of Wine & Gold service. We brought you first photos from their wedding , now we bring you their Love story and official […]
MESUT OZIL was back to his best as he inspired Arsenal to victory over Everton to help them reach the FA Cup semi-finals. Samir Nasri scored with a rasping strike for Manchester City but he couldn’t prevent them from losing against Wigan, while Stoke’s…
The last note by a part-four law student of Obafemi Awolowo University, who allegedly committed suicide, Dipo Ige, was that his books should be buried with him. Ige was said to have committed suicide in his private hostel penultimate Saturday at Ashiefa, Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife and was buried at his hometown in Iree, Osun State […]
Two South African police officers who were allegedly taking part in assaulting, beating and stripping naked of an unarmed man on a Cape Town street, were arrested. This arrest has been made after a video showing the abuse leaked the web on March 7, 2014, Friday, went viral and prompted public outrage. The suspects, two […]
Since the Cash-less Policy was introduced in Nigeria in March 2012, the landscape for digital financial services such as mobile money, card payments and electronic funds transfers has changed rapidly, but the awareness and usage of these services remain low, according to a new study by EFInA and InterMedia.
Taiwo Shittu, a 500 level student of the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, University of Ibadan was found dead on Wednesday, February 19 with her naked body discovered in their room by her elder sister in their apartment at Alakia Adelubi area of Ibadan, Oyo State. The landlord and the gardener The Ikere-Ekiti-born 27-year-old lady […]
The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to immediately make public details of all appropriations and statutory transfers in the 2014 budget, in the public interest. The order was issued by Justice Abubakar Abdu-Kafarati in his judgment on February 25, 2014, in the legal application No. FHC/ABJ/CS/301/3013 filed […]