Nigerian leaders accused of playing politics with COVID-19

A volunteer group, Southeast Coronavirus Intervention Network (SCIN) has said that the complacent attitude of some Nigeria leaders have undermined the fight against coronavirus in the country. This was as the group accused the leaders of playing politics with the pandemic, which has left the people to assume that the virus was not real. Nze…

Int’l Youth Day: Osun First Lady Fecilitates With Youth In...

Osun first lady and the president, IleriOluwa Development Initiatives, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola has felicitated with youths in the State and Nigeria at large as today marks the international Youths day with the theme” Youth Engagement for Global Action”. Mrs Oyetola said the youth engagement is enriching the local, national and global institutions political processes, adding…

Drogba gets green light to contest Ivory Coast FA elections…

Didier Drogba Didier Drogba has been given the green light to contest at the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) elections on September 5 after his candidacy was approved by the electoral committee of the federation on Monday. The former Chelsea striker and celebrated African legend is contesting against Sory Diabate, a member of the outgoing FIF…

Casillas confirms discussions over non-playing role at Real Madrid…

Casillas Iker Casillas has revealed he is hoping to return “home” to Real Madrid in a non-playing capacity after being made an offer by president Florentino Perez The Spain legend announced his retirement last week, having not played a game since suffering a heart attack in training with Porto on May 1 last year. Goalkeeping…

Rescuing stranded NDDC scholars…

NIGERIA’s public service system is in obvious need of a comprehensive repositioning to make it more autonomously responsive to the needs of the governments and the general public. The service orientation of government bureaucracies at all levels in Nigeria is abysmal. Few public servants really want to do their paid work. Government offices may bubble…

Foreign loans and sovereign immunity…

Jide Osuntokun   THERE has been a lot of brouhaha over some recent loans from China for projects in Nigeria and the inclusion of a clause in the loan agreement saying in case of default on payment, Nigeria will not be able to assert sovereign protection against whatever assets China may decide to seize in…

Foreign loans and sovereign immunity…

Jide Osuntokun   THERE has been a lot of brouhaha over some recent loans from China for projects in Nigeria and the inclusion of a clause in the loan agreement saying in case of default on payment, Nigeria will not be able to assert sovereign protection against whatever assets China may decide to seize in…

Biden, Harris Launch Campaign With Call To ‘Rebuild’ Post-Trump US

WILMINGTON, DE – AUGUST 12: The new campaign logo is displayed at the podium before Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) arrive to deliver remarks at the Alexis Dupont High School on August 12, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Harris is the first Black woman and…

Desecration…

Lawal Ogienagbon   THE parliament is a sacred place. It holds a pride of place in every  country and its members are held in high esteem because they are the eyes, ears and voice of the people. As the people’s representatives, they speak for their constituents and push for projects in those constituencies. Lawmakers wield…

Of reign of gangsters and fraudsters…

Jide Oluwajuyitan   I WAS at a shopping mall with my daughter on July 29 when a young lady approached us. She said she was doing a marketing survey for Lever Brothers. As evidence she gave two Lever Brothers products to my daughter. She said she needed our names and telephone numbers for the survey….

Federal Government, governors: we must invest more in youths…

Frank Ikpefan, Abuja; Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt; Adamu Suleiman, Sokoto; Nwanosike Onu, Awka and Emma Elekwa, Onitsha   THE Federal Government and governors on Wednesday said there is the need to invest more in youths and make them central to policy-making and governance. There was a torrent of messages as the world marked the International…

We are committed to secure a brighter future for youths-...

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has said he is committed to taking steps to secure a brighter future for young people in the state, citing the age demography of his appointees and the size of government projects and programmes that target the youth. In a message commemorating the International Youth Day on Wednesday, the Governor…