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Not a few Nigerians are amused at the theatre of the absurd playing out at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The whole circus show climaxed last Monday when three dramas took place during the House of Representatives Probe Panel of the 20-year-old interventionist agency.
Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, does not possess the constitutional power to release anyone on compassionate grounds.
A former Director-General of the National Sports Commission, Gbenga Elegbeleye, has called for a thorough examination of football administration in Nigeria as a response to the national teams’ dwindling fortunes.
President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation (PMBCO) removed the gloves Wednesday night to engage Atiku Abubakar bare-knuckle and lash him over his attack on Buhari, who had blamed Nigeria’s slow system in arresting corruption.
The Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign organization yesterday said that President Muhammadu Buhari was not a cunning and deceitful character when it comes to the issue of restructuring like other candidate that knows he does not have the powers to single handedly restructure the country.
The minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what he described as the “unbecoming behaviour” of Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor.
The Senator Kabiru Marafa-led faction of the Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has urged the national leadership of the party to set up a caretaker committee to oversee the affairs of the party in the state.
Boss Mustapha, chairman of the presidential task force, PTF, Thursday said that out of thirteen thousand, eight hundred and forty-four, (13,844), evacuees tested for covid-19, about six hundred and eighty-four, (684), came out positive.
Soldiers under Operation Sahel Sanity have succeeded in arresting about 22 suspected bandits, informants, and their food suppliers during various operations conducted in Katsina and Zamfara states.
A total of 21,764,618 Nigerians were unemployed as of June 2020, according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Barcelona legend Rivaldo has responded to German icon Lothar Matthaus's assertion that Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is the best player in the world ahead of Friday's Champions League clash, with the Brazilian still convinced Lionel Messi holds that honour.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, has distanced himself from violent attacks in Edo state, saying the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, should be held responsible for attacks in the state.
Juventus have announced that centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has undergone shoulder surgery and will be sidelined for three months.
Governors of North East are advocating the use of heavy artillery for the Nigeria Police to bridge the manpower deficit in the armed forces. This was contained in an 11-point communique issued by the North-East Governors’ Forum at the end of its second meeting held in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The police in Ogun State have arrested a cleric, Ebenezer Ajigbotoluwa, for allegedly raping and impregnating two underage sisters and defrauding their mother of two million naira.
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) celebrates Nigeria’s 35th anniversary of winning maiden U17 World Cup triumph in China in 1985.