November 15, 2019

Unpaid salaries: Forgive Yahaya Bello, Aisha Begs Kogi citizens

First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has said Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was unable to pay salaries because of the verification exercise that was organised for civil servants in the state. Mrs. Buhari said since the verification exercise ended, all civil servants on the government’s payroll had been receiving regulr salary. The President’s wife therefore asked the people of the state to forgive Bello if any of them was negatively affected, urging them to forget what they once suffered. Aisha said this at the All Progressives Congress rally in Lokoja on Thursday, shortly after Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, had knelt down before the crowd, asking them to forgive their [Read]

Youth corper goes down on his knees to propose to soldier in his camp (Pictures)

Love is blind, even when it is a soldier involved. That certainly was the case at the Ebonyi state NYSC orientation camp where a young youth corp member found love in the weirdest of places. In the pictures shared online, the young man was seen kneeling to propose to the excited female soldier. He went on to carry her as they took more pictures. [Read]

LA Galaxy boss: Ibra wants to end career in Italy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants to see out his career in Italy, according to LA Galaxy head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto. Ibrahimovic revealed on Wednesday that he will not be renewing his contract with MLS side the Galaxy, where the 38-year-old arrived from Manchester United in 2018. The ex-Paris Saint-Germain striker has been strongly linked with a return to Europe, with MLS commissioner Don Garber last week suggesting former club AC Milan are the frontrunners to re-sign the soon-to-be free agent. Napoli, Bologna and Roma have also been touted as possible options for the former Sweden international should he return to Serie A, while A-League team Perth Glory have confirmed their interest [Read]

C. Ronaldo Bags Hat-Trick As Portugal wins 6-0 Vs Lithuania

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored his 9th International Hat-trick for Portugal in the 6-0 thrashing of Lithuania today, MySportDab reports. The goals take Ronaldo up to 98 on the all-time international scoring charts, while Lionel Messi is still on 68 with Argentina. Ronaldo is now just 16 goals behind Iranian football legend Ali Daei, who scored 109 times for his country during his storied career. The game with Lithuania was a big one for Portugal, who are second in the Group with 14 points, behind Ukraine on 19 points. [Read]

Lai Mohammed: No Backing Down On Social Media Regulation

The Federal Government says criticisms will not stop it from going ahead with its planned efforts to sanitise the social media space. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Thursday when he met with the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers in Abuja. “We are not alone in doing this. Countries around the world are as concerned as we are, and they are doing something about the social media. The list is long: Germany, UK, Singapore, China, South Korea, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, etc,” the minister said. He said the campaign against fake news and hate speech had assumed a heightened dimension. “We have been monitoring the [Read]

Chinua Achebe Literary Festival Holds In Awka

The annual literary event organized by the society 0f Young Nigeria Writers, (Anambra chapter) in honour of Nigeria’s Literary Legend and father of the African Literature will be held this Saturday, November 16th at the Prof. Kenneth Dike Central E-Library, Awka, the Capital City of Anambra State, The 2019 edition of the Chinua Achebe Literary Festival will attract Literary enthusiasts, writers of all class and intellectuals alike. The event is centered on the commemoration and celebration of his immense contributions and legacies in the literary field of life. The literary festival is an annual literary event organized by the Society of Young Nigerian Writers, (Anambra State Chapter) in honour The [Read]

Governorship Elections: Jonathan And Buhari Warns Against Intimidation

Ahead of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states on Saturday , President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday condemned violence that had characterised campaigns in the two states. Jonathan , who handed over to Buhari in 2015 , described signals coming from the two states as disturbing. On Wednesday, one person was killed at the Peoples Democratic Party rally in Bayelsa State . Last month, a man was killed at Anyigba , Kogi State , after hoodlums attacked a convoy of governorship candidate of the PDP in Kogi State , Mr Musa Wada. He expressed concern about violence and killings in the two states, [Read]