GOtv Boxing Night 11: Baby Face thanks sponsors for N2m cash prize

Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, winner of the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and cash prize for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 11, has commended the sponsors for making his dream come true. Baby Face was voted by journalists as the best boxer at the event, which held at the Indoor Sports Hall... [More]

Zenith basketball league tips off April 10 in Abuja

The 2017 Zenith Bank Basketball League has been scheduled to start on April 10 in Abuja with the financial institution committing N35m to the sponsorship of the competition. The Deputy Managing Director of the bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, on Tuesday at the Zenith Corporate headquarters in Lagos told new... [More]

FIFA slams 4-match ban on Messi

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Tuesday reached a decision to ban Argentina captain, Lionel Messi for heaping insults on an assistant referee and will therefore miss four matches in the run up to the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The sanction is in relation to the case of Lionel Messi followi... [More]

Chuba Akpom dumps England for Nigeria

Arsenal youngster, Chuba Akpom, is set to commit his international future to Nigeria according to The Independent of London. Although Chuba Akpom has represented England at most youth levels, he is set to join the list of English-born youngsters declaring to play for Nigeria. The Arsenal striker has... [More]

Rohr eyes NPFL stars for AFCON 2019

By Joe Apu Nigeria Premier Football League players will have an opportunity to showcase themselves in the Super Eagles when Nigeria takes on South Africa in the Afcon 2019 qualifiers going by the mindset of Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr who is due back in Nigeria next week. Coach Rohr who is curren... [More]

60% Housing Stock In Nigeria Is Imported – Aliyu

Mallam Ibrahim Aliyu is the chairman of Urban Shelter Limited and former managing director of Nigeria Industrial Development Bank now Bank of Industry. In this interview with CHIKA OKEKE, he regretted that 60 per cent of Nigeria’s housing stock was imported saying that over 70 per cent of workers re... [More]

EFCC arraigns land racketeer over N7m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned one Alhaji Ibrahim Kamba at an FCT High Court in Jabi over alleged N7 million fraud. The Commission’s Prosecutor, Mrs Eunice Dalyop, told the court that the defendant was reported to EFCC through a written petition by one Mr Al... [More]

Housing: FMBN expends N2.3b in Oyo, commissions ministerial pilot estate

The Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), says it has invested a total of N2.303 billion to finance the construction of 624 housing units in Oyo State.   Richard Esin, Acting Managing Director of FMBN, at the weekend disclosed this in his address at the commissioning of the FMBN/VIVA Housing Esta... [More]

Why Monetary Policy Committee kept rates unchanged

Last week, 9 out or 10 members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted for the retention of monetary policy rate at 14 percent, Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) at 22.5 percent, liquidity ratio at 30 percent and asymmetric corridor of +200/-500. Moses Tule, director of monetary policy department, Centr... [More]

The Wall Street Journal: EU chastises U.S. for undermining climate-change fight

The European Union said President Donald Trump’s order reversing key clean-energy policies would eliminate the main pillar of U.S. efforts to fight climate change, undermining America’s leadership in a critical global effort. [More]

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