Politics

Mahmud Tukur: A true patriot – By Mamman Daura

Dr Mahmud Tukur who died recently in Abuja held many prominent offices of state but no post defined him like his spirit of nationalism and patriotism. In his adult life,…

News

Presidency clears Pantami, says he has apologized for what he said in the early 2000s.

“The views were absolutely unacceptable then, and would be equally unacceptable today, were he to repeat them. But he will not repeat them – for he has publicly and permanently…

Interviews

Economy

African trade finance sees $5 bn in portfolio outflows in Q1 2020 due to Covid-19, but opportunities exist – report

The survey was conducted by African Export-Import Bank, jointly with the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank-hosted Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast,…

Sports

National Sports Festival : Omo-Agege congratulates Team Delta …. commends constituent, Apochi, on boxing victory

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie OmoAgege has congratulated Team Delta State on clinching first position in the just-concluded 20th National Sports Festival held in Benin City, Edo State. Team Delta emerged tops with 384 medals in total comprising of 158 gold, 116 silver and 110 bronze. In a congratulatory message, the federal legislator expressed profound appreciation to the athletes that represented the state, stressing that grassroots sports development, catching them young and encouraging young people to be more active in sports have made the difference. He also congratulated the host and second placed Edo State for being outstanding in hosting all the delegates throughout the tournament. The Delta Central lawmaker also commended the contribution of the SouthSouth states for paving the way in sports development in Nigeria as he called on other geopolitical zones to emulate and replicate the secrets of the success story of the area. He encouraged athletes not to settle for less and go the extra mile in improving on themselves, adding that this is the only way they will be at the world stage to fly the country’s flag. In the same token, Senator OmoAgege has congratulated his constituent, Efetobor Wesley Apochi on his recent knockout victory against Dean Nicholson to win the WBA Title Eliminator. Apochi, captain of the Nigeria Boxing Team, has represented Nigeria in several international tournament as a heavyweight boxer. “We are proud to associate with our son of the soil as we celebrate yet again victory for the whole of the Urhobo Nation and Nigeria at large. “Our doors are always open to support our teeming youth in terms of sports and encourage them to take advantage of the numerous opportunities in the world of sports,” he said.

Entertainment

Gbajabiamila tasks Nollywood on positive projection of Nigeria’s culture, image

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has emphasized the need for positive projection of Nigeria’s culture and image to the outside world by the players in…