End Of The Road For Super Eagles Of Nigeria At Africa Cup of Nations

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have crashed out of the ongoing round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Cameroon. They lost 1-0 to Tunisia on Sunday evening sending sadness across the country. Barely two minutes after he was brought into the game, Alex Iwobi was sent off for a bad tackle. This is after Tunisia shocked the Super Eagles of Nigeria by scoring two minutes into the second half. A long-range shot from Youssef Msakni gave the Carthage Eagles their first goal in the game. The…

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AMCON Invitation By EFCC Another Bad Image For Buhari Government

By Andrew Onyejuruuwa For those who may not know, the invitation of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru (ALK) by the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa on Wednesday January 19, 2022, is already being perceived by critics of President Muhammadu Buhari as another clear indication of how heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the Buhari government work at cross-purpose. In a normal country, the AMCON boss, who heads…

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News About Emeka Ihedioha Faith Switch Fake News

Chibuike Onyeukwu, the Media Aide to His Excellency Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON has refuted news making the rounds that the Mbaise born former Imo State governor has switched faith. In a press release, Onyeukwu said, “Our attention has been drawn to a deliberate falsehood and gross misrepresentation of facts, syndicated in the social media alleging that His Excellency Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON has switched his Christian faith. This harebrained act of desperation is as malicious and wicked as it is puerile. “While His Excellency has great respect for all…

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Naomi Osaka Out To Amanda Anisimova, Ashleigh Barty Wins In Melbourne

Defending champion Naomi Osaka is out of the Australian Open after American opponent Amanda Anisimova survived two match points before clinching a memorable third-round victory. Japan’s Osaka, 24, was beaten 4-6 6-3 7-6 (10-5) at Melbourne Park. Unseeded Anisimova, 20, will play Australian top seed Ashleigh Barty in the last 16. Barty has still not dropped a set this week after a 6-2 6-3 victory over Italy’s Camila Giorgi. The 25-year-old Queenslander is carrying the hopes of a nation desperate to see a home Australian Open champion for the first…

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Day Okunland Dazzled Through The Harmattan Haze

By Tunde Olusunle If I were to encounter Tunde Ipinmisho, retired general manager in-charge of public communication at the Federal Housing Authority, (FHA) or Hakeem Bello, longserving media adviser to Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, former governor of Lagos State and incumbent minister of works and housing, in your presence, I would most certainly be hailed by them with the same alias they have both known me with, for almost four decades now. We all worked as journalists, colleagues, good friends and brothers in the primordial Daily Times of Nigeria Plc,…

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N20bn: Tinubu, Alpha Beta Ex-MD Discuss Out-Of-Court Settlement

A former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting, Dapo Apara, the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu; and the current Managing Director of the company, Akin Doherty, have begun discussions on a possible out-of-court settlement following allegations that Tinubu ordered the transfer of over N20bn from Alpha Beta to some private business accounts. The lawyer to the plaintiff, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), said this before the High Court of Lagos State sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Tuesday. During the proceedings, Adegboruwa informed the court that the order…

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Comoros Seen As Underdogs Dump Ghana Out Of AFCON

Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign came to a humiliating end on Tuesday in Cameroon as they were beaten 3-2 by debutants Comoros Islands at Garoua’s Roumde Adjia Stadium. Surprisingly, Ghana a four-time winner of the tournament was favoured by pundits to top Group C. However, the Black Stars captained on the night by Arsenal Thomas Partey after Andre Ayew’s red card finished bottom of Group C with just a single point. El Fardou Ben Mohamed scored Comoros’ first ever goal at the continental finals before Ahmed Mogni added…

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Principled Political Choices Are Not Betrayal

Senator Bola Tinubu (left) and Senator Babafami Ojodu By Babafemi Ojudu I have seen a statement made by me, many years ago, to celebrate the 60th birthday anniversary of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu making the rounds. Yes I did make that statement. And more of such will come in my autobiography. We, together, have seen good days and bad days. I and Bola Tinubu have come a long way and we have been there for each other. So let no one use my acknowledgment of his good deeds and my…

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Arsenal’s Carabao Cup Clash With Liverpool On Thursday Set To Go Ahead

Arsenal is confident that some of the injury issues that contributed to their request to postpone Sunday’s north London derby with Tottenham will have eased sufficiently ahead of Liverpool’s semi-final second leg visit to the Emirates stadium. The Gunners who played with one man down from around 25th minute into the game at Liverpool’s home ground held Liverpool to a draw. Mikel Arteta was without at least 14 players last weekend, prompting Arsenal’s appeal to the Premier League. But Martin Odegaard’s coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation is over while a number of…

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House Of Reps May Reintroduce Electoral Acts Amendment

The Speaker of House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has disclosed that the House will reintroduce the Electoral Act amendment bill on Wednesday as they have resolved to rework the bill and send back to the President as quickly as possible for assent. He also announced the first set of amendments to the 1999 constitution being worked on by the House will be sent to State Houses of Assembly for concurrence before the end of February 2022. He stated this while addressing members on resumption from the Christmas and New…

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