Super Falcons lose 0-4 to World Champions US in friendly

Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Saturday lost 0-4 to world champions U.S. in the opening game of their two-match tour.   Nigeria in this match missed the services of midfielders Ngozi Okobi-Okoeghene, Halimatu Ayinde as well as captain Onome Ebi.   However, some national under-20 team players were invited to join the squad.   But this was not enough to avoid a defeat at the Children’s Mercy Park at Kansas City in Missouri.   Sophia Smith put the home team ahead in the 14th minute, with compatriot Lindsay Horan doubling the…

2023: We won’t insult rival parties during campaign – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu

Ahead of the official commencement of political campaigns, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, has said that he will not exchange insults with other political parties.   The former Lagos state governor stated this during his meeting with APC’s Northern State lawmakers in Abuja on Saturday, September 3, 2022.   He noted that APC is a smarter party, urging members not to be bothered about the opposition.   According to Tinubu: “We shall not be hauling abuses at rival political parties.   “We don’t need…

Petrol will cost N462/litre without subsidy — NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) says it is paying N297 subsidy on every litre of Premium Motor Spirit, commonly known as petrol, that is sold in the country.   The company said the combination of various present cost elements has translated to retail pump price of N462 per litre, adding that the subsidy payment of N297 is to make the product easily affordable to Nigerians.   The company, which made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, said Nigeria consumes 68 million litres of fuel everyday.…

AMSA felicitates with Senator Shettima@56

The Arewa Media Support for Asiwaju/Shettima (AMSA) has congratulated the quintessential APC Vice Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, as he added another year today. The Group Which joined family, friends, well-wishers, political associates, youths and the entire country in celebrating Senator Kashim Shettima Mustapha on his 56th birthday anniversary said his leadership style is desperately needed in the country today.  “At 56, your leadership style is exceptional and has reflected positively on the life of the people, and most importantly, your stewardship as Governor has left Borno State stronger in…

Where will Tinubu, Atiku, Obi’s multibillion naira campaign funds come from? By Festus Adedayo

Finally, the month is here. September is Nigeria’s presidential campaign flag-off, preparatory to the February 2023 election. For those who relish colour, panache and flurry of demagogical words, Nigeria’s political campaign offers a variety similar to Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colours. And much more. It is a season when lies are sold for a farthing and purchased amid the frenzy. It is also a period of psychological warfare when the hearts of electors become targets for the Cupid arrows of desperate politicians.   More fundamentally, it is a season…

Wike, Ayu and the Lady Justice By Festus Adedayo 

It may be impossible to love the gruff in his voice and the stridency of his calls. Or even the monotony of his defence of where he stands. On a critical look, however, you cannot fail to notice the presence of the concept of Lady Justice and the advocacy for equity and fairness in his voice. Nyesom Wike is the lone voice in the wilderness of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who is relentlessly leading a battalion of advocacy for the return of reggae musician Peter Tosh’s equal rights and…

How I plan to identify, solve Nigeria’s problems – Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, says his team has the foresight to identify Nigeria’s problems and solve them headlong.   Asiwaju Tinubu stated this at the inauguration of campaign logo and vehicles of the “APC Northern Door-to-Door for Tinubu/Shettima 2023’’ by the Northern APC Speakers Forum in Abuja on Saturday.   He said his team is also capable of creating prosperity for Nigeria and her citizens.   “We are the party of progressive ideas. We want good education for our children, good development for Nigeria, prosperity…

Nigeria and Presidential Democracy: Any Better Alternative? (2),  by Hassan Gimba

We have looked at various forms of government in the first part of this treatise. We ended with the posers, “Can we continue this way? Is it the fault of the system or the operators of the system? Should we scout for a better system or better operators? Should we look inwards? Will a system in tandem with our inner being be the answer to our multifaceted and ever-growing problems as a nation?” We signed off with this thought: “Perhaps we have been imposing on ourselves systems that are alien…

Niger SSG greets Boss Mustapha@66, describes him as quintessential gentleman

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has congratulated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha on his 66th birthday anniversary.   Ahmed Matane in his birthday message, described SGF as a quintenssential gentleman, rare gem and erudite Lawyer, who has distinguished himself in all ramifications.   According to the SSG, “Boss Mustapha has provided excellent leadership in managing the engine room of the Federal Government, thereby providing impetus to the implementation of policies and programmes of the present administration.  …

SDGs Revolution In Nigeria By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

The Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in Nigeria had been operating in line with it’s global declaration of March 2015 during the 70th UN General Assembly that transformed the Millennium Development Goals MDGs to Sustainable Development Goals SDGs in continuation of it’s efforts to extricate social inequalities , economic dislocation and disequilibrium across developing nation’s with Nigeria not in exception.   Six years down the line , SDGs in Nigeria has translated many of its programs to reality, through synergy with the private sector advisory group, PSAVG, donor agencies, international partners,…