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Funke Olakunrin

Police arrest suspected killers of Reuben Fasoranti’s daughter

The police have arrested some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the Afenifere leader, Reuben Fasoranti.

Wole Soyinka: Current security challenges are beyond President Buhari-led government

Nobel Laurette Wole Soyinka has declared that the socio-economic and political challenges facing the country are beyond the capacity of the government in power led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This picture of Jide Macaulay was grabbed on July 13 from Too Gay for God?, a documentary by BBC. BBC-GUARDIAN-SCREENGRAB

Nigerian gay priest in Church of England pushes for marriage with his partner

As a priest, the Church allows Jide Macaulay to be gay. But an outright marriage to his partner is not permitted. He can live with him in a celibate relationship but cannot get married in the church. He risks losing his job in the Church if he does.
Governor Nasir Ahmad @elrufai has received Vice President, @ProfOsinbajo in Kaduna this morning, for the Passing-Out-Parade Ceremony of the Direct Short Service Course 28-2019 1

In Pictures: VP Osinbajo attends Naf passing out parade in Kaduna

Professor Osinbajo, thereafter, proceeded to the venue of the Passing-Out-Parade ceremony of cadets of the Nigerian Air Force Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 28.

INEC: Nigeria can’t have quality elections without vice chancellors

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has again stressed its commitment to sustaining its partnership with University Vice Chancellors and other Academics in the country, saying their inclusion in the electoral process is vital to the sustenance of democracy in the country.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa inaugurates six-man team to tackle herdsmen-farmers crisis

The government of Adamawa State has inaugurated a six-member committee to lead the state in the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan, aimed at finding enduring solution to conflicts between herdsmen and farmers.
Federal University, Oye (FUOYE)

Performing arts: FUOYE professor emerges fellow of NANTAP

Prolific Performance Director and Dance Scholar, Professor Rasaki Ojo Bakare, has been admitted into the prestigious body of Fellows of the National Association of Nigeria Theatre and Allied Arts Practitioners (NANTAP).
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

INEC server: Why Atiku Abubakar, PDP is going to supreme court – lawyers

The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his party have explained why they will approach the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal which yesterday denied them access to the server and data of smart card reader the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allegedly used to compute the results of the 2019 presidential election.
Federal University, Gashua

Yobe federal university debunks social media report of vice chancellor’s removal

The Governing Council of Federal University, Gashua has described as baseless, unfounded, mischievous and malicious a report which went viral on social media over the weekend that the Council has removed the Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Haruna.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Official: We won’t condone attacks on Nigerians in diaspora

The Federal Government has warned that unprovoked attacks on Nigerians living legitimately abroad by the host countries would not be tolerated.

Kwasu hasn’t been funded for five years – vice-chancellor

Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University, KWASU, Professor AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, has said the major challenge confronting the institution has been inadequate funding.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is expected to visit Apapa today.

VP Osinbajo to visit Apapa today

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is expected to visit Apapa today.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, UNILAG branch says it received with anguish, the reports of harassment, intimidation and detention of a Nigerian Professor, Austin Nwagbara who is currently on sabbatical at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

ASUU kicks as Ghanaian University dismisses, detains Nigerian professor

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, UNILAG branch says it received with anguish, the reports of harassment, intimidation and detention of a Nigerian Professor, Austin Nwagbara, who is currently on sabbatical at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

Speakership: House of Reps members threaten legal action over allegations of vote buying

One week after emergence of Mr Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker of House of Representatives, crisis is already brewing over allegations of vote-buying.
The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday, revealed that the Commission would be employing members of the National Youth Service Corps, who were outstanding during the last general elections.

Elections: INEC offers outstanding corps members automatic employment

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday, revealed that the Commission would be employing members of the National Youth Service Corps, who were outstanding during the last general elections.

Sam Amadi: Nigeria’s power sector designed to fail

Former chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Professor Sam Amadi, has said that the nation’s power sector was ab initio designed to fail, “because the government had failed to corporatise and commercialise the sector before privatising.”

INEC sets up peace advancing activities for Kogi, Bayelsa elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s National Commissioner for Plateau, Niger and FCT, Professor Antonia Simbene, has disclosed that INEC is putting up peace advancing activities in Bayelsa and Kogi states to forestall violence in the forthcoming elections in the state.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Governor Sanwo-Olu wants young Nigerians to be educated on significance of June 12

Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor, has advised that young Nigerians should be educated on the significance of the June 12 anniversary.

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A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Manchester United run out easy winners against Leeds

Manchester United won their second pre-season game in succession in Australia on Wednesday.

Ibraheem El-Zalzaky seeks court permission to go for medical in India

A Kaduna State High Court will tomorrow hear the application of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and wife, Zeenah, seeking to travel to India for medical attention.
Sebastian Haller has become the club's record signing in a £45m deal

West Ham have new club-record signing

West Ham have confirmed the signing of Sebastian Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in a deal worth €50m.
The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) branch, says doctors embarked on a warning strike to demand for improved working condition.

Anambra resident doctors suspend strike

The indefinite strike embarked upon by Resident Doctors of the Anambra State-owned Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, has been suspended.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 14, 2018 Philippines' Manny Pacquiao attends the weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur ahead of his world welterweight boxing championship bout against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse on July 15. - Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao and former world welterweight champion Adrien Broner will announce details November 19, 2018 in New York about their upcoming bout, expected in January at Las Vegas. Pacquaio owns the World Boxing Association's regular welterweight crown, a step below US unbeaten WBA 'super champion' Keith Thurman, after stopping Argentina's Lucas Matthysse in July at Kuala Lumpur -- his first knockout win since 2009. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year in spite of claims that a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino’s publicist has said.