Kuru Condoles With Afenifere Leader Over Daughter’s Killing

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru, has condoled with the National Leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-political Group, Afenifere, Chief Rueben Fasoranti over the killing of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin (nee Fasoranti) by yet to be identified murderers. The 58 years old Olakunrin who was killed on Friday at Kajola along the Sagamu – Ore road served the AMCON boss as Company Secretary and Legal Adviser when he was Managing Director/CEO of the erstwhile Enterprise Bank Limited. Kuru who condemned…

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Be Ready At All Times, Congress of Igbo Leaders UK Tells NdiIgbo

The Congress of Igbo Leaders (CIL) in United Kingdom, has called on the Igbo worldwide to be ready at all times to confront the challenges militating against civilization and their survival in the 21st century. Coordinator of the group, Mr Obi Okoli, made the call at the 2019 Igbo Festival of Arts and Culture (IFAC), which ended on Saturday night in Edmonton, London. Okoli who addressing the congress, which had over 110 cultural groups and organisations from Nigeria and parts of the world in attendance, said the event was an…

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At Last Antoine Griezmann Joins Barcelona, To Wear No 17 Jersey

Finally, after months of speculation, Antoine Griezmann has been officially unveiled as a Barcelona player. He would wear the No 17 shirt for his new club and former rivals. The France football star completed his move to Barcelona from Atletica Madrid on Friday for a fee of £108million. Griezmann was in good spirits as he posed in the Barcelona kit for the first time and spoke of his desire to win the Champions League for the first time. Pedro, Mark van Bommel and Emmanuel Petit are amongst the players to…

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Arik’s ‘Arik Affinity Wings’ Members To Enjoy More Benefits

Nigeria’s leading airline, Arik Air is offering members of its frequent flyer programme, Arik Affinity Wings, the opportunity to retain their accrued miles beyond its initial validity period. The new scheme, which was initiated by the airline has now made it easier for Arik Affinity Wings members to extend their miles due for expiration for another 12 months thereby allowing more time to redeem miles, which should have expired. Arik said miles are valid for a period of three years during which time members are expected to use such on…

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AMCON Boss Charges Super Eagles To Win AFCON Trophy

*AMCON Managing Director, Kuru —————————————————————————————————————- By Editor Following the impressive performance of Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru, has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for qualifying for the Semi-finals. The Super Eagles who beat arch rivals, South Africa with 2-1 victory in Egypt, qualified for the Semi-finals of the 32nd edition of the tournament where they will now face Algeria in a titanic battle. Algeria beat Ivory Coast on…

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Nigeria, RUGA Controversy And Buhari’s Place In History

By Onyema Omenuwa Let me state without equivocation that the controversy and debate, which the Federal Government-proposed Ruga policy has generated will not abate so soon. I’m not a pessimist but not with the sheer intransigence being exhibited by Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to foist the policy on the country, willy-nilly. Buhari is from the Fulani ethnic group, which the Ruga agenda is designed to benefit. You may argue that there is nothing wrong with an ethnic group being favoured for a governmental programme; yes but not when such a programme…

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AFCON: Emmanuel Amunike Sacked As Tanzania Coach

Following the exit of Tanzania from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Tanzanians have fired their national team coach and former Super Eagles of Nigeria player, Emmanuel Amunike. The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) was not happy that Amunike’s team failed to win a game at AFCON, and exited at the group stage. Amunike took over last August and helped them qualify for the finals for the first time in 39 years. “Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) and the coach of the national team, the Tarifa Stars, Emmanuel Amunike, have jointly…

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Arsenal May Bid For Barcelona Winger, Malcom

News coming from the English Premier League (EPL) has it that Arsenal may hijack Everton’s £31.5million move for Barcelona winger Malcom. The Sun reports that the Toffees are ready to make a fresh bid to sign the Brazilian after missing out in the January transfer window. Malcom wanted to stay at the Nou Camp and fight for a regular place in Ernesto Valverde’s first team. But his bid to impress Valverde failed and Malcom finished the season having started just six La Liga games. Arsenal boss Unai Emery has identified…

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Nigeria Symposium For Young And Emerging Leaders Holds July 12

The organisers of the Future Project has announced its roll call of panelists for the 2019 edition of The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders, which comes up on Friday, July 12, 2019. With ‘Turning the Curve, Aligning Government Policy to our Realities,’ as theme for this year’s edition, the symposium remains a platform for robust engagement between public office holders and young people with a focus on socio-political structures, policy making, effectiveness of institutions and the extent to which they have been strengthened to perform. According to a…

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Air Peace CEO, Speaks From Dubai, Says Journalist Misreported Him

By Editor Allen Onyema, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace Airlines, has expressed shock at the report credited to him accusing the federal government of impoverishing Nigerian airlines, noting that such report was not done in good fate. Onyema who spoke with some select aviation journalists in Dubai to mark the inaugural flight of the airline at the weekend said that instead of criticizing government he actually commended the current administration that made it possible for the airline to grow and be able to operate international service. “I was shocked when…

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