Ethiopian Airlines: Nigerian Writer Pius Adesanmi Among 157 Killed In Plane Crash

Pius Adesanmi, a renowned Nigerian writer, was among the 157 passengers that lost their lives in the Boeing 737 aircraft belonging to Ethiopian Airlines, that crashed in the early hours of Sunday. The Kenyan-bound aircraft was said to have departed the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa at about 8:03 a.m. and lost signal at 8:44 a.m. The B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ, was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members when it crashed. All 157 persons aboard were confirmed dead few hours after!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

EPL: Arsenal Hand Solskjaer First Premier League Defeat

Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were both on target as Arsenal defeated Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The victory, which moved the Gunners above United into the top four, was the first ever Premier League defeat for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since taking over as United manager on 16 December, 2018. Xhaka opened the scoring for the host with a powerful strike early in the first half, before Aubameyang doubled the Gunners' lead from the penalty spot after Fred's foul on Alexandre!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Don’t Bother To Marry If You Don’t Believe Men And Woman Are Equal-Okey Bakassi,

Nigeria actor and comedian, Okey Bakassi has advised bachelors intending to marry not to bother getting married if they don’t believe men and woman are equal. He made the statement via his Instagram page on Monday. He said, "For all the brothers who are planning to marry if you do not believe that a man and woman are equal then don't bother to marry. If you are looking for a woman to serve and worship you, don't marry an educated woman. If you are insecure and too jealous, don't marry a woman who is beautiful.…

ASUU Strike Will End If Am Elected, Atiku Says

The presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar has vowed to end the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union Of University if elected. Atiku, who disclosed this in Lagos at the Silverbird man of the year event, said he will put an end to the strike on his very first day at the office. He further described the industrial action which has denied students access to education for four months as a shameful thing. He said, “I am aghast that as I speak, our students across the nation are not…

Oby Ezekwesili Knocks Her Party, ACPN For Endorsing Buhari

The former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, has blasted her party over its endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election. In a statement she personally signed, Ezekwesili said the move was “their classic political entrepreneurship in full display for Nigerians to see.” She also described as false, allegations that she was using its platform to negotiate a ministerial position in the next political dispensation. Ezekwesili said she…

BREAKING: Nigerian Envoy To Côte d’Ivoire Dies

Ambassador Ibrahim Isah, Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire is dead. He died after a protracted illness. This was disclosed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement signed by the ministry’s spokesman, George Edokpa on Wednesday. The statement which says the envoy, a career diplomat, died on Tuesday in Abidjan added that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geofrey Onyeama and members of staff of the ministry received the sad news of his death with great shock. The statement further prayed the…

Ex Champion Dropped From Australian Open At First Hurdle

Ex-world number one and two-time champion, Victoria Azarenka has been dropped from the Australian open at the first hurdle on Tuesday, throwing away a one-set lead against Laura Siegemund. Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka reacts after a point against Germany’s Laura Siegemund during their women’s singles match on day two of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 15, 2019. The Belarusian, who has tumbled down the rankings since the birth of son Leo and a messy custody battle afterwards, slumped out 6-7…

BREAKING: Egypt To Host 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Egypt will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations between June 15 and July 13, Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad announced in Dakar Tuesday. The CAF executive committee preferred Egypt to South Africa as replacements for original hosts Cameroon, who were dropped due to delays in preparations and concerns over security. DETAILS LATER.

CBN Attributes Nigeria’s Rice Importation Cut To Its Forex Policy

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced a drastic reduction in the importation of rice into Nigeria in 2018, given figures obtained from various official sources. Speaking in a statement by its Director of Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor, the CBN said it relied on data obtained from India and Thailand to arrive at its conclusion. Okarafor said Thailand and India only sold about 5,161 and 426 metric tonnes of rice to Nigeria as of September and July, respectively. The apex bank attributed the…

PDP Slams FG, Your Lies On Economic Recovery Chasing Investors From Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of purveying fake news in the country. The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Sunday, said the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and the APC to do the needful, instead of the "lame attempts at whitewashing the government and his party even when Nigerians know that they are behind the escalation of fake news in Nigeria".…
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