Nigeria’s economy moving in positive direction under Buhari – Minister

Nigeria’s economy moving in positive direction under Buhari – Minister

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Thursday, in Indonesia told a global audience that the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP 2017 – 2020) was moving Nigeria’s economy in a positive direction. A statement on Thursday by the media adviser to the Minister, James Akpadem, quoted Udoma as stating this at the presentation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Economic Outlook Report for Sub-Africa. He said actions…

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Nigeria vs Libya: Team coordinator gives camp update

Nigeria vs Libya: Team coordinator gives camp update

Super Eagles team coordinator, Patrick Pascal has said that ‘only three’ players namely; William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi and Isaac Success have arrived the team’s camp in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers tie against Libya on Saturday. He, however, said that some of the Eagles players are already in the county but couldn’t travel by air to Uyo as a result of the various primaries that took…

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Herdsmen storm another Plateau village, murder 19 people in their sleep

Herdsmen storm another Plateau village, murder 19 people in their sleep

Nineteen people are feared killed in Ariri Village, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected herdsmen. Channels reported Thursday morning that the herdsmen attacked the village on Wednesday night and shot the victims while they were asleep. According to residents of the village, security operatives are yet to arrive at the scene of the incident and the corpses of the victims are still scattered across the compounds where the attacks occurred. EASTERN REPORTER…

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Independence Day: I’ll continue to work for a united Nigeria – Buhari

Independence Day: I’ll continue to work for a united Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria. Buhari made the promise in his national broadcast aired early on Monday to mark the nation’s 58th Independence anniversary. He said he was committed to ensuring that Nigeria became a country where all, irrespective of background, could aspire to succeed. Taking a look at the nation’s journey in the past 58 years, the…

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Osun rerun: US, EU, UK speak, reveal what happened during election

Osun rerun: US, EU, UK speak, reveal what happened during election

The missions of the United States, European Union and the United Kingdom have given their appraisals of the governorship rerun election in Osun State. The missions, who were on the ground to monitor the exercise on Thursday, said they have received reports incidents of harassment and intimidation of voters during the exercise. Reading the missions’ joint report on the election, the US Consul General, John F. Bray, said, “The missions of the United States, European…

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FRSC job seeker collapses, dies in Kogi

FRSC job seeker collapses, dies in Kogi

The Kogi State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Olisegun Martins, who confirmed the incident, said that the applicant, a male collapsed shortly after successfully completing about a two-kilometre race. Martins said that the applicant, who could not disclose his name even dropped his tally before he suddenly collapsed. According to the commander, a team of medical officials of the FRSC joined by their Nigerian Army counterparts quickly attended to the applicant and administered first…

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I want to play for Nigeria – Liverpool star

I want to play for Nigeria – Liverpool star

England Under-20 World Cup winner, Sheyi Ojo, has revealed that he would consider playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria if invited. Ojo is currently on loan at French club, Reims from Liverpool. He is eligible to play for Nigeria because his parents are Nigerians. Despite representing England from under-16 to under-21 level with 43 caps, Ojo said he was willing to pitch his tent with the Super Eagles. “To be honest, I don’t know…

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Buhari reacts as Tanzania ferry disaster kills 126

Buhari reacts as Tanzania ferry disaster kills 126

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President John Magufuli and the people of Tanzania on the ferry disaster in the south of Lake of Victoria. It was learnt that no fewer than 126 were killed and hundreds missing after a ferry capsized on Thursday on Lake Victoria in Tanzania, Reacting, Buhari in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu expressed sympathy over the incident. He said, the prayers and…

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MBGN 2018: Miss Imo, Anita Ukah emerges winner

MBGN 2018: Miss Imo, Anita Ukah emerges winner

Miss Imo, Anita Ukah, has emerged winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, MBGN, 2018. Anita beat 36 other contestants at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria contest that held on Friday at Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Bayelsa State. She will represent Nigeria at the Miss World 2018 in China. The pageant was hosted by Toke Makinwa and Ike Osakioduwa. Miss Imo fought off competitions from Miss Lagos, Miss Edo, Miss Kwara, Miss Sokoto,…

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What must be done to stop killings in Nigeria – French Ambassador

What must be done to stop killings in Nigeria – French Ambassador

Denys Gauer, outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria on Friday faulted the insinuation that foreigners are involved in the killings across the country. The French envoy’s position contradicts that of President Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that Buhari had said that the killings in some parts of Nigeria were as a result of the influx of mercenaries from the Sahel region. “It has always been there, but now made worse by the influx of armed gunmen from the…

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