Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Ezenwa Wike has advised those who are chastising him for demolishing a non-existent “mosque” to verify any story before jumping to conclusions or issuing reprimands. The governor made the remark while showing the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode John Fayemi the sewage site, which Muslims all over the country have been saying was a demolished mosque…"I Have Nothing against Islam, Says Wike"
Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas said on Wednesday his main aim is to take the Ligue 1 club back to the Champions League, a trophy he is yet to win in his illustrious career. Fabregas joined the Principality outfit in January from Premier League outfit Chelsea but they will miss out on European competition altogether as they sit in a lowly 16th position in Ligue 1 with seven games to go. “For next season the objective…"Fabregas eyes Champions League return with Monaco"
French striker Jean-Kevin Augustin has joined Monaco on a season-long loan from RB Leipzig with an option to buy, the Ligue 1 club announced on Sunday. Augustin, 22, came through the youth system at Paris Saint-Germain and made his league debut in 2015, winning a French league champion’s medal in 2016 and French Cup and League Cup winner’s medals in 2016 and 2017. He moved to Leipzig in July 2017 and scored 20 goals in…"Monaco sign Augustin on loan as Falcao heads to Istanbul"
The President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr Supo Ayokunle, as well as top members of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria and other Christian bodies, including the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Saturday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to “completely scrap” the suspended Rural Grazing Area scheme, popularly known as Ruga. This was disclosed at the Church leaders stakeholders’ summit, themed, ‘RUGA: The church’s response in the 21st century,’…"CAN president, Adeboye, others ask Buhari to scrap Ruga"
How Ogun Governor Shunned Vice President’s Thanksgiving Only a fellow victor would want to be seen in the company of winners. So it proved over the weekend as outgoing Ogun Governor, Ibikunle Amosun was conspicuously absent at the thanksgiving service organized by vice president Yemi Osinbajo to mark President Buhari’s reelection victory. Like a vanquished foe who would rather die than receive the goblet of water from his conqueror, the governor remains recalcitrant, refusing to…"The Silent War Between Osinbajo And Amosun…"
Last week’s governorship supplementary election in Kano State failed all democratic tests and electoral decency, writes Rotimi Williams For the simple reason that it is a critical swing state, elections in Kano State have always generated huge interests across all visible interests and amid key actors. At least, since the advent of the Fourth Republic, no one declared winner of a presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lost Kano to the opponent.…"Why Kano Governorship Election Cannot Stand"
Minister of Defence, Brigadier-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) weekend attributed Nigeria’s declining participation in global peace-keeping operations to the country’s concentration of military assets on the war against insurgency in the North-east. The minister’s position comes as the Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) said it has killed a notorious Boko Haram Commander and 15 others in ongoing clearance operations in the Lake Chad Basin. Speaking at the United Nations Peace-keeping Ministerial Meeting on Uniformed Capabilities Performance and…"Defence Minister Blames Insurgency for Nigeria’s Declining Participation in Peace-keeping Operations"