Mugabe: The fall of the last man standing – Muyiwa Adetiba

I met and interviewed Mr Robert Mugabe in 1981. He was already the Prime Minister of the then newly independent Zimbabwe against my hopes and expectation. The man I had hoped would be the Prime Minister was Mr Joshua Nkomo whom I had interviewed earlier in a guerrilla camp somewhere on the outskirts of Zambia. MugabeI liked Mr Nkomo instantly. He...

IPOB: Kanu should opt for dialogue, not secession, says Gowon

A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.), has advised the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to seek dialogue with the Federal Government rather than agitate to address issues affecting the South-East. The octogenarian advised the IPOB leader not to seek disintegration as it could lead to loss of lives. Gowon stated this on Friday while...

300 pensioners die in Kano State

There was unrest in Kano State, when over 1,000 pensioners under the aegis of All Federal Pensioners in the State on Thursday protested the death of 300 of their colleagues as a result of non-payment of their 33 per cent pension arrears for 42 months. The protest took place on the premises of Bayero University, Kano, the state capital. In a...

300 pensioners die in Kano State

There was unrest in Kano State, when over 1,000 pensioners under the aegis of All Federal Pensioners in the State on Thursday protested the death of 300 of their colleagues as a result of non-payment of their 33 per cent pension arrears for 42 months. The protest took place on the premises of Bayero University, Kano, the state capital. In a...

Jailed Catalan leaders could be freed as probe changes hands

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 31, 2017 shows dismissed Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont arriving to address media representatives at The Press Club in Brussels. The separatist party of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, against whom Spain has launched an arrest warrant, said today they wanted him as candidate for regional elections on December 21. / AFP PHOTO...

A look into the life of  late Alex Ekwueme 

Alex Ekwueme. PHOTO: AFP Human beings created in the image of God exhibit two existential traits. They are either benevolent or malevolent in their rapport with fellow humans and the habitat available to them, the way the original garden, planet earth, was meant to be before Cain and Abel arrived. Hence, they work to beautify the garden or expand the...

Produce in Nigeria, buy in Nigeria and save Nigeria-MING

PHOTO: POSITIVE NIGERIA The steady decline in industrial production in Nigeria is a problem which should urgently engage the attention of the managers of the nation’s economy if poverty and unemployment would ever be tackled. Because of poor infrastructure and a hostile environment, goods that can be produced locally are now imported from abroad, thereby strengthening the industrial base of...

Eagles fears no team at Russia 2018 World Cup

Super Eagles left back, Elderson Echiejile takes on two Tanzanian attackers during a 2017 Nations Cup qualifier. The Sivasspor of Turkey star is recuperating from an injury that has kept him out of Nigeria’s forthcoming matches against Algeria and Argentina. PHOTO: AFP. Super Eagles and Sivasspor of Turkey left wing back, Elderson Echiejile has reiterated his confidence in the current...

Robinho sentenced to nine-year jail term over alleged sexual assault

Robinho Brazilian star, Robinho, aged 33, has been found guilty by an Italian court of group sexual assault against a 22-year-old woman.The incident, which occurred in 2013, happened at a time Robinho was still playing for Milan. According to reports from the Italian state news agency (ANSA), Robinho was sentenced to nine years in prison for a group sexual assault of...

Liverpool stakes six-game unbeaten run against Chelsea

Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal on November 21, 2017 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla during the UEFA Champions League group E football match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC. / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER Liverpool will aim to extend their unbeaten run against Chelsea to six games when...