Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
Encomiums were at the weekend poured on the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State and Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, over the celebration of his 68th birthday.
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, in his felicitation message in Ilorin to mark the birthday of Mohammed, prayed God to grant the celebrant long life and good health.
The statement, which was signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Rafiu Ajakaye, said: “On behalf of the government and people of Kwara State, I congratulate a leader of our party the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai … >>> Read Full Story
By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo
The All Progressives Congress, APC, Aspirants Forum, APCAF, Akwa Ibom state chapter has demanded the redeployment of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Mike Igini and principal officials at the state Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as the commission prepares to conduct court-ordered rerun elections in Essien Udim local government.
Addressing newsmen in Uyo at the weekend on behalf of the Forum, the state Coordinator, an APC aspirant for the Etinan/Nsit Ubium/Nsit Ibom Federal constituency seat in the 2019 election, Dr Chris Enoch expressed lack of trust and confidence in the electoral umpire under the watch of Igini to conduct the re-run … >>> Read Full Story
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has named five teams his side cannot compete with.
They are Manchester United, Liverpool, Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Guardiola’s City has been the Premier League’s best over the past two years, clocking up 100 points in 2017/2018 and retaining the title last term as part of a treble-winning campaign.
However, they are already 14 points behind leader Liverpool after 16 games this season and have lost four times.
The latest of those losses came in a 2-1 reverse to rivals United in Saturday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium.
“United have the quality to defend and the quality to attack … >>> Read Full Story
Funke and her late Dad, who just passed away
Nollywood megastar, Funke Akindele has just announced the death of her father, a retired school principal on her social media platforms, Instagram and Twitter.
“Dad!!! May your soul Rest In Peace!! I tried Dad! I did!! We love you but God knows best!!! #iwish i can turn back the hands of time”, she wrote.
Funke however did not indicate when the old man died or his age.
Messages of condolence are already pouring for the star actress, better known with the cognomen, Jenifa.
“RIP Sir”, wrote Tonto Dikeh.
“So sorry for your loss sis”, Official Waje … >>> Read Full Story
Nseobong Okon-Ekong and Ojo Maduekwe write that many state houses of assembly have gone against the recommendations of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission to approve huge benefits for former governors and other ex-public office holders. It was a landmark judgment for millions of patriotic Nigerians, when recently a federal high court in Lagos instructed the federal government to recover pensions and allowances received by former and serving senators (and ministers) as former governors.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) had sometime in 2017 sued the federal government over what it described as the “failure to stop former governors from receiving double pay … >>> Read Full Story
Arsenal’s squad to tackle West Ham United in today’s English Premier League fixture at the London Stadium has been revealed.
Arsenal head to the game following a 2-1 defeat to Brighton in their last Premier League encounter.
DAILY POST had reported that Arsenal interim manager, Freddie Ljungberg, has insisted he is the man to stop the rot at the club, ahead of West Ham clash.
Arsenal’s provisional squad against West Ham are Leno, Bellerin, Papastathopoulos, David Luiz, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Aubameyang, Willock, Mesut Ozil, Lacazette, Kieran Tierney, Nicolas Pepe, Calum Chambers, Reiss Nelson, Emiliano Martinez, Matteo Guendouzi, Gabriel Martinelli
The kick-off time for the … >>> Read Full Story
Chief Femi Falana (SAN)
Femi Falana, counsel to Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, on Monday, alleged that the Nigerian government offered the activist a “death warrant” deal while in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Falana disclosed that the Nigerian government reached out for the deal during Sowore’s first 45 days in detention.
Featuring on TVC’s The View, Falana said: “They went to a court behind us and got an order to detain Sowore for 45 days to investigate his alleged terrorism.
“At the end of the investigation, nothing was found but they went to him in detention to reach a deal.”… >>> Read Full Story