Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah Congratulates Ohamadike Over His Historic Victory

In Case You Missed It: Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah Congratulates Ohamadike Over His Historic Victory Today, Nigeria's history books just received another entry! Today, hope is reborn, and faith in our electoral system is strengthened, as my brother and very good friend, Sir Victor Umeh (Ohamadike) has successfully distinguished himself and set the ball rolling for our Great party, the...

EXCERPTS FROM DR PATRICK IFEANYI UBAH’S GROUNDBREAKING WELCOME SPEECH.​ ​HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE NIGER.​

*EXCERPTS FROM DR PATRICK IFEANYI UBAH'S GROUNDBREAKING WELCOME SPEECH.* *HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE NIGER.* *11/01/2018* - "Handshake Across The Niger" is an epoch making and symbolic assemblage of great Igbo and Yoruba minds aimed at celebrating all that binds us as a people as well as commemorate two great leaders, Late General Aguiyi Ironsi and Late Colonel Francis Fajuyi whose mutual...

Don’t politicise herdsmen’s killings, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday warned that the killings allegedly by herdsmen should not be politicised. He said a political interpretation could ignite unprecedented crises. Osinbajo cautioned that under no condition should Nigerians allow anyone to create a religious crisis. Osinbajo sounded the warning during an inter-denominational church service to mark the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the National Christian...

​Court upholds sack of Ondo monarch

Ondo community An Appeal Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has affirmed the sacking of the traditional ruler of Igbindo community in Ondo West Local Government Area of the state, Oba John Olaniji Ogundoju, saying he was not eligible to contest the stool. The court asked Ogundoju to vacate the stool and stop parading himself as the traditional ruler...

Four die, 13 injured in crash

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway PHOTO: BUNMI AMOSU Four persons were confirmed dead while 13 others were injured in a road crash that occurred opposite Christopher University, on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway involving a white Innosson bus and a Toyota Sienna. The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Clement Oladele, who confirmed the accident to journalists in Abeokuta, the...

Elumelu launches 4th cycle of entrepreneurship programm

Tony Elumelu As part of continued effort aimed at empowering African entrepreneurs, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme has launched the 4th cycle of the initiative.  According to the Chief Executive Officer of the TEF, Parminder Vir, “‘we are happy to announce that the 2018 search for 1,000 of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs has begun! We are now accepting applications for the...

Nigeria and the scourge of corruption

The view that Nigeria has to kill corruption before the menace kills the country needs to be shared by all compatriots and concrete action has to be taken by all to wrestle the monster down. As this newspaper once said, corruption, especially in high places, may be an ineradicable feature of human society and its proportion and influence can be...

Nottngham Forest dumps Arsenal out of FA Cup

Nottingham Forest’s US defender Eric Lichaj (2L) heads the first goal past Arsenal’s Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina during the English FA Cup third round football match between Nottingham Forest and Arsenal at The City Ground in Nottingham, central England, on January 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO Arsene Wenger was condemned to his first FA Cup third-round exit as managerless Championship...

Coutinho in $192m move to Barcelona

Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring their fifth goal and completing his hattrick during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between Liverpool and Spartak Moscow at Anfield in Liverpool, north-west England on December 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho was in Barcelona yesterday to tie up a 160-million-euro ($192 million) move...

Bolt for trial in Dortmund to earn deal with United

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt / AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN Sprint star Usain Bolt will undergo a trial with Borussia Dortmund in a bid to earn a professional contract at Manchester United. The Jamaican, an all-time athletics legend after winning eight Olympic gold, retired after damaging his hamstring in his last ever race at the World Championships in London last year. After recovering...