Story Written By: Ifreke Inyang

Christian Pulisic says Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has told him he must improve in training, if he is to win back a place in the starting XI.
After starting in the 7-1 midweek Carabao Cup victory over Grimsby Town, Pulisic was again an unused substitute against Brighton on Saturday.

It was the third consecutive time that has happened in the Premier League.
Chelsea comfortably won 2-0, but Pulisic admitted he was ‘frustrated’ afterwards.
He told Pro Soccer Talk: “He (Lampard) said to keep working and I have to improve myself in training and try to get back in the line-up.”

Pulisic experienced a similar situation … >>> Read Full Story



VP Yemi Osinbajo:
By Chijioke Okoronkwo

Nigeria’s history from independence in 1960 and its democratic experience since the Second Republic cannot be a complete discourse without x-raying the stabilising roles played by vice presidents since 1979 when Nigeria embraced the Presidential System of government.
For the benefit of hindsight, the vice presidents that have so far served under democratically elected presidents since 1979 were: Alex Ekwueme, under President Shehu Shagari; Atiku Abubakar, under President Olusegun Obasanjo, and Goodluck Jonathan, under Umaru Yar’ Adua.
Namadi Sambo, served under Goodluck Jonathan, and Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the 5th democratically elected Vice President, is currently serving under President Muhammadu … >>> Read Full Story



Given the new condition set for the possible reduction in monetary policy rate (MPR), the monetary and fiscal authorities must work to ensure the downward path, which inflation had towed in recent months is sustained in the interest of the economy, writes James Emejo
One of the key expectations of businesses and the ordinary Nigerian from the outcomes of the regular meetings of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meetings is no doubt, the decision on the trajectory of the MPR, which gauges interest rate.
This is because, to a larger extent, it goes to determine in part, the economic well-being of the ordinary Nigerian and … >>> Read Full Story



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By Chukwuemeka Edozi
Media Aide to former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, Val Obienyem, who is also an author and barrister, has condemned recent attacks on author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Obienyem wrote in an opinion piece published in the Vanguard, in response to attacks on Adichie for writing an article about the dispute in the Guardian newspaper entitled, ‘My Hometown Under Siege’. The primary focus of her article was ongoing sponsored harassment and intimidation of Abba community residents.

Prior to publishing Adichie’s piece, the Guardian had carried out an investigation of the dispute and the facts that Adichie laid out in her article, even despite … >>> Read Full Story



Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s First Lady.
Aisha, wife of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been out of the spotlight for weeks, conspicuously absent in several events she ought to have attended, making tongues wag about her whereabouts.

There are some speculations that she is in London. Aso Rock has not confirmed this.
But she was known to have jetted out of Nigeria for Hajj in August and she has not come back since then. Thus she was not around at the swearing-in of Buhari’s ministers.
The last time she was seen in public was at a dinner on Sunday June 16 in Aso Rock to celebrate … >>> Read Full Story



In spite of the corrective measures over the years, the imbalance in Nigeria’s export trade has persisted with the non-oil sector accounting for just about six percent of the country’s exports revenue. Economic experts have therefore come up with ideas to unlock opportunities in the sector. They argued that it will set the pace for real economic growth if the government takes needed steps to implement them, reports Bamidele Famoofo
Oil is the oxygen that keeps Nigeria alive. At least statistics made available by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) support the claim. Data from both government institutions shows … >>> Read Full Story



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•Tells IPoB: North not afraid of Nigeria breaking up
•On community policing: Multiplication of security outfits not helpful.
•On 2023: Southern leaders cannot decide zoning for political parties
By Ben Agande, Kaduna
The Secretary General of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Anthony Sani, in this interview, speaks on the state of the nation, saying the North is not afraid of Nigeria breaking up but prefers a strong, united country.
According to him, those who accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of lack of performance are not being truthful because if Nigerians had adjudged him as a failure in his first term, they would not have voted him for … >>> Read Full Story