Home Topics Occasions

Occasions

INEC polling units and the future of elections

The last time new polling units were defined in Nigeria was 25 years ago by the defunct National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (NECON), as INEC was then known. At the time the country had on the voters’ register, 50 million voters. Over the years, it worked with an estimate of 120,000 polling units across the country but an eventual census put the exact figure at 119, 973 polling units.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

South-east governors, others ask security agencies to stop extrajudicial killings

South-east governors and leaders have requested security agencies in the zone to respect the rights and privileges of all those living in the zone.
Manchester City and Chelsea could emerge as contenders to sign Robert Lewandowski if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer, ESPN reports.

Robert Lewandowski keen to ‘leave’ Bayern Munich this summer

Robert Lewandowski is in for an interesting summer. The Polish marksman, who’ll lead the line against La Roja in La Cartuja this evening, has decided a change of scenery is necessary after winning all there is to win at Bayern Munich, according to Diario AS.
Mele Kyari,

NNPC boss: Rising oil prices will create problems for Nigeria

Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has warned that rather than being a positive development, the rising prices of crude oil in the international market could cause major challenges for resource-dependent nations like Nigeria.
Sergio Ramos has suffered a fresh injury setback at Real Madrid and now faces a race against time to figure for the club again as his contract runs down.

Joseph Yobo: Sergio Ramos is the symbol of Real Madrid

Nigeria assistant coach Joseph Yobo claims Sergio Ramos’ departure from Real Madrid will have a huge impact on the club.

Rivers community severe ties with NLNG over rights

The people of Finima community in Bonny local government area of Rivers State, the host to the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas Limited (NLNG), have announced their decision to severe ties with the company following its alleged refusal to accord them, the host community rights, as stipulated in the law.

Interviewing President Buhari

I have been privileged to interview quite a number of world leaders in the course of my journalism career. These include President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Ketumile Masire of Botswana, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Commonwealth Secretary General Shridath Ramphal, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan etc. not to talk of holding the microphone across the world in the presence of countless Presidents in my then capacity as President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesperson
Kylian Mbappe admitted to being affected by Olivier Giroud's remarks, but Didier Deschamps insisted there is no tension between the pair.

France boss confirms he held talks with Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud after dispute

Kylian Mbappe admitted to being "affected" by Olivier Giroud's remarks, but Didier Deschamps insisted there is no tension between the pair.
Ex-Germany boss Berti Vogts has told Timo Werner how he can silence his critics at Euro 2020, urging the Chelsea striker to be more selfish in the final third.

Euro 2020: Berti Vogts tells Timo Werner how to silence critics

Ex-Germany boss Berti Vogts has told Timo Werner how he can silence his critics at Euro 2020, urging the Chelsea striker to be "more selfish" in the final third.
British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, has hired Manchester City star Sergio Aguero to host Spanish lessons for children.

Sergio Aguero to open a bar in Manchester

Aguero called time on a record-breaking ten years as City’s all-time leading scorer when he joined Barcelona on a free at the start of the month, after his contract expired.
Nigerians have hailed UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, after he successfully defended his title for the third time with an impressive unanimous decision win over Italy’s Marvin Vettori on Sunday at the Gila River Arena in Arizona.

UFC 263: Israel Adesanya hailed after win vs Marvin Vettori

Nigerians have hailed UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, after he successfully defended his title for the third time with an impressive unanimous decision win over Italy’s Marvin Vettori on Sunday at the Gila River Arena in Arizona.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

2023: Kaduna governor rejects intra-party political thuggery, vows to deal with sponsors within APC

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned his party men, especially gubernatorial aspirants, against the use of political thugs within the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

PDP: OGSIEC plotting to shut us out of Ogun council poll

The Ogun chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has accused the Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission, OGSIEC, Barr. Babatunde Osibodu, of meddling in the affairs of the party.
VAR was a huge topic of debate throughout the 2020-21 Premier League season. The technology's regular interventions were viewed by pretty much every single football fan as nothing but a nuisance, especially when it came to offside calls.

Premier League confirm major change to VAR and offside calls for next season

The technology's regular interventions were viewed by pretty much every single football fan as nothing but a nuisance, especially when it came to offside calls.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: Security agents have my orders to be ruthless with bandits, criminals

When we came in, we closed the borders with Benin Republic, Niger Republic. We stopped smuggling and we asked Nigerians to grow what they would eat and eat what they would grow.
Cristiano Ronaldo's partner Georgina Rodriguez was seen in the streets of Madrid and she had not hesitation in answering when asked about Ronaldo's future. He's staying at Juventus, the model said.

Agent expects Cristiano Ronaldo to re-join Manchester United

Italian agent Andrea D’Amico is of the opinion that Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to leave Juventus to re-join Manchester United during this summer’s transfer window.
Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir who was evicted from his Igangan palace four months ago has denied media reports that he was behind the fresh attack on Igangan community in Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

Seriki Fulani denies being behind Oyo killings

Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, who was evicted from his Igangan palace four months ago has denied media reports that he was behind the fresh attack on Igangan community in Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

ISWAP confirms Boko Haram leader’s death

The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group said in an audio recording heard by Reuters on Sunday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of rival Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram, was dead.
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC unveils Abdulrasheed Bawa’s authentic Facebook account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday finally revealed the Facebook account of its chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa.
Captain Rabiu Ali scored with an overhead kick as Kano Pillars came from behind to beat Asante Kotoko 3-2 in the first leg Caf Champions League preliminary round clash at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano on Saturday.

Kano Pillars emerges NPFL leaders after Enyimba win

Ahmed Musa’s Kano Pillars have surpassed Akwa United as leaders of the Nigeria Professional Football League thanks to Sunday’s 2-1 win over Enyimba.
Barcelona sports director Eric Abidal has upset Xavi Hernandez over claims regarding the Al Sadd coach.

Xavi explains why he has snubbed Barcelona managerial job twice

The Liga giants have sounded out a familiar face on a couple of occasions in recent years when finding themselves in need of inspiration from the dugout.
Novak Djokovic cruised into the French Open last 16 for the 12th consecutive year with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Lithuania’s 93rd-ranked Ricardas Berankis on Saturday.

Novak Djokovic sweeps into last 16 of French Open

Novak Djokovic cruised into the French Open last 16 for the 12th consecutive year with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 victory over Lithuania’s 93rd-ranked Ricardas Berankis on Saturday.

Recent Stories

The joint statement on China was read out by Canadian Ambassador Leslie Norton on behalf of countries including Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Canada leads call on China to allow Xinjiang access – statement

More than 40 countries urged China on Tuesday to allow the U.N. human rights chief immediate access to Xinjiang region to look into reports that more than a million people have been unlawfully detained there, some subjected to torture or forced labour.
Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas believes his side will be able to land Barcelona star Lionel Messi in the future.

Copa America: Lionel Messi equals record as Argentina progress

Lionel Messi earned a record-equalling 147th cap for Argentina as they progressed to the Copa America quarter-finals with victory over Paraguay.
A woman watches a video of Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam, who was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of violation public morals. Khaled Desouki, AFP

Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence

Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer said on Monday.
The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.

Lagos council boss passes on

The chairperson of Eti Osa local government, Rafiu Olatunji, has died on Monday night at his Sangotedo residence. He died from a long-term illness.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

President Buhari: All my appointments, projects guided by equity, inclusiveness

He said: “There’s actually no part of the country that has not been impacted positively in the areas of infrastructure, agriculture and economic support initiative based on peculiarities of the regions.”

Most Popular

A woman watches a video of Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam, who was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of violation public morals. Khaled Desouki, AFP

Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence

Egyptian TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam will appeal a 10-year prison sentence handed down by a Cairo court that found her guilty of human trafficking, her lawyer said on Monday.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger government unleashes 1,000 security operatives on bandits

The Niger State government on Monday unleashed over 1,000 personnel from combined security agencies to combat insecurity and ensure the release of the 136 abducted students of the Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School in Tegina, Rafi Local Government Area of the state.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

NADECO: President Buhari’s ‘Fulanisation’ policy, disregard for constitution fueling secessionist agitations

The National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) has said it has no option but to join those insisting that there should be no more elections under the 1999 constitution, while also demanding the return to the 1960 and 1963 Federal Constitutions which were in operation in the First Republic.
Event planner and wife of Lagos-based clergyman, Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo, is dead.

Ituah Ighodalo remembers late wife one year after

How time flies. It is already one year since the death of Ibidunni Ighodalo, businesswoman, philanthropist and wife of 13 years to the Senior Pastor of Trinity House Church, Ituah Ighodalo. On Sunday, June 13, the first phase of a memorial service was held in her honour at the Trinity House, Zion Centre. There were special song ministrations, prayers and tributes. A documentary chronicling her good deeds was broadcasted to members of the church during the memorial service.
Neymar netted on 33 minutes and his corner was headed home by Marquinhos just prior to the hour mark at the Parc des Princes, with Cameroonian forward Ignatius Ganago pulling a goal back for Lens.

Brazil’s Neymar to miss Tokyo Olympics

Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, will not play for Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics, but veteran Daniel Alves did make the squad announced Thursday.