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Transfer: Barcelona in Talks with Man United over Defender deal

Manchester United have been offered Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann in exchange for Victor Lindelöf. Barca are looking to take advantage of Raphael Varane's move to Old Trafford, which has seen Lindelöf drop down the pecking order.

Buhari Ready To Resume Work - Oyegun

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja As Nigerians eagerly await the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical treatment in the United Kingdom, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, has said that the president has recovered well enough to resume duties. “The worst is certainly over. Mr. President is going to come back and is going to face the responsibilities for which the people of this country elected him. I am glad to say that he is recovering beautifully,” he told journalists shortly after he received the report of the party’s constitution review committee Thursday at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja

Tips For Good Dental Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is highly important for the prevention of dental and medical problems like gum problems, heart diseases and more. Brushing does not mean excessively putting paste on your toothbrush and applying on your teeth in lazily repeated motions. It is not about the quality of your paste but the quality of your brushing. How well do you brush? The inner surfaces of your teeth should be remembered, not just the outer surface. Also brush the roof of your mouth. Try to brush twice daily. It helps prevent the acid build-up by bacteria from the breakdown of food. Clean the surface of your tongue. The tongue is always neglected in our brushing regimen. The tongue houses a lot of bacteria which can lead to halitosis or bad breath, thus affecting your dental health. Flossing is good for oral hygiene. With flossing, you reach deeper than the bristles of your toothbrush can go. Flossing is recommended at least once a say. Stay off tobacco. Your teeth will be immensely gratefu

Osinbajo Order Service Chiefs Back To Maiduguri Over Boko Haram

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed military service chiefs to move back to the Command Centre in Maiduguri, Borno State. This was the outcome of a meeting the acting president held with the service chiefs, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday. It was also decided that the military should get more surveillance devices and cameras that would be able to see distant attackers. This came three days after Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima cautioned that the Boko Haram terrorists should not be underrated. Yesterday’s meeting was attended by the Minister of Defence Mansur Dan-Ali, as well as Chief of Defence Staff Gabriel Olonishakin, Chief of Army Staff Tukur Burata, Chief of Air Staff Sadique Abubakar and Chief of Naval Staff Ibok Ekwe Ibas. Addressing State House correspondents after the meeting, the defence minister said: “The raining season is a difficult moment for us. We cannot dominate the environment like what we do during the dry season. But

Why Igbos Must Leave North Now - Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, ​IPOB, ​Nnamdi Kanu, ​has declared that the entire people of the Southeast were in support of his secession agenda. He dismissed reports that he was flouting court order by granting interviews, saying President Muhammadu Buhari and the Department of State Services, DSS, were the ones who regularly disregard the law. ​In a chat with journalists yesterday, Kanu warned Igbos in the North to leave, saying, ​”​It is up to them (to stay), they have been in the North, and they have been killing us (Igbos) since 1945. If you chose to live in the North, you chose to be a sacrificial lamb because one day, they will kill you”. Kanu also lambasted Arewa youths who gave the October 1 ultimatum to Igbos and described them as “street urchins”. The IPOB leader also gave his position on the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. ​His words: “​There will not be any election in Anambra on the 18th of November, 2017, and there won’t be an

Constitution Amendment: Senate Betrayed APC -Atiku

Atiku Abubakar: Slams Senate over rejection of devolution of power to states Former Vice President and chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has described the decision of the Bukola Saraki led Senate to block the passage of Bill No. 3, which would have granted devolution of power to the states in the ongoing constitutional amendment process as a betrayal of the party’s campaign promises. In a statement released by his media office in Abuja, the Waziri of Adamawa said the rejection of the bill on devolution of power by the Senate amounted to “lost opportunity to honour one of APC’s election promises to bring about change by shifting power closer to the people in the remotest regions of our country.” “This blockage of the Bill by an APC-led Senate majority is a betrayal of our Party’s pre-election promises,” Atiku said. “It was an important vote and I’m shocked by some so-called progressives’ visceral and cynical opposition to restructuring,” Atiku said w

Mbappe Has Nigerian Roots

18-year-old Monaco forward, Kylian Mbappe who has reportedly agreed a world record fee of £161m record with Spanish giant, Real Madrid has Nigerian roots. The French striker who is one of the most sought after players in the summer transfer market took Europe by storm last season, scoring 26 goals in all competitions in his first full season at senior club level. According to PUNCH, the hugely talented forward has his roots in Nigeria. Kylian’s father, Wilfred Mbappe, who has Cameroonian and Nigerian roots, was once a refuge, who migrated to France for greener pastures. According to reports, Wilfred in a bid to get a permanent stay got married to an Algerian-French lady Fayza, an ex-handball player. Kylian was given a Yoruba middle name Adesanmi meaning “crown fits me” by Wilfred, who also adopted a son, Jirès Kembo Ekoko, a professional footballer of Congolese descent, but has a biological son and younger brother of Kylian named Adeyemi Mbappe, in recognition of his Nigeri

Why Fayose Is Not Among Govenors Visiting Buhari In London - Presidency

The Presidency on Tuesday said that it was not among those that delegated the governors who will visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London. It noted that it was solely handled by the Nigerian Governors Forum. The delegation led by the Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, included, Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, Umar Gandoje of Kano State, Kassim Shettima of Borno State, the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state. The Presidency also added that it cannot say when President Muhammadu Buhari will return home but only the president’s medical team can. The Spokesman to President Buhari while answering question on why Governor Ayodele Fayose was not among the delegation, he noted that the presidency has no hand in the selection of the delegates to London. “The selection was by the governors forum and you will see that the delegation is headed by governor Yari who is chairman of that forum. So that quest

Senate Okays Autonomy For Local Governments

The Senate has voted in support of the Local Government Autonomy and areas up for amendment in the 1999 Constitution. The Senate also voted against devolution of powers, while the Federal lawmakers have voted in favour of immunity in respect of words spoken or written at plenary sessions. The lawmakers are also voting in favour of the amendments that the President must nominate Ministers within 30 days and attach the portfolios of the Ministers to the Senate when sending for confirmation. The clause makes it obligatory for the President to deliver a State of the Nation address in a joint session of the National Assembly.

Four Years Is Not Enough For Buhari -Barr. Shittu

The Minister of Communication, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, has declared that a four-year tenure is not enough for President Muhammadu Buhari to completely overhaul the Nigerian system. Shittu made this known on Wednesday while featuring as a guest on the Breakfast Chat with South West Group of Online Publishers (SWEGOP) in Ibadan, Oyo State revealing that top supporters of the President are trying to convince him to seek re-election in 2019. The Minister argued that Buhari has delivered on his campaign promise of tackling insurgency and other forms of criminal violence in the country, corruption and reviving the economy adding that he has recorded success in the three key areas. Shittu said there is no need for Buhari to stop the good work he is doing, stressing that anybody can fall sick at any time as he expressed the confidence that Buhari would return to the country to continue his work. “It is for the interest of Nigeria. We have had in this country series of administrations

Senate Approves 35-years As Minimum Age For President

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill which proposes 35 as the minimum age for the office of the president. The Senate has passed the bill on the 26th of July 2017. The new bill has also reduced the age for the office of governor or senators to 30. News gathered that the bill goes on to stipulate that 25-year-olds can now legislate in the national and state assemblies in Nigeria.

How Ola Dipps Changed My Life - Wale Turner

Wale Turner is a journalist delight, Soft spoken, except some point blanks questions, Wale Turner was explicit in answering the Questions. Sit back and enjoy the less than 15 Minutes interview below. ******** You just perform at a show, is this your first time in Ondo State? ** No, I was at Akure  some months back, the first time I came was a club host, this is my first time in Ondo city. How do you feel performing in Ace Ondo? The turn up was massive, I had some challenges though, you know the students wanted me to perform as soon as possible but you know there were a lot of artistes who were ready to showcase their talent. When I was in school (Laspotech) this also happened,so, it a normal thing. I know you grew up in Ketu, how was Life in Ketu? ** You know every ghetto kid pray to be successful, and make money, leave the hood, live a better life. Are you now of Ketu? ** Yes, but If you take me out of Ketu, you can't take Ketu out of me. Don't you

Arrest Nnamdi Kanu Now - Yoruba Youth Groups Tells Osinbajo

The Yoruba Youth Congress (YYC) and the Coalition of Southwest Youths groups have called on the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to order the immediate arrest of the leader of the Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. The groups accused Kanu of taking Nigerians for granted, stressing that the IPOB leader is attempting to provoke the Nigerian youths. Chairman of the Coalition of Southwest Youths groups who doubles as the National President of Yoruba Youths Congress, Prince Dapo Adepoju who addressed reporters in Akure, the state capital, said the groups are also aligning with the position of the Coalition of Northern Youth which asked the United Nations (UN) to see the IPOB as a terror group. The Yoruba groups warned Kanu not to provoke violence in the country, noting that nobody has the monopoly of violence. Adepoju disclosed that concerted efforts are being made at dousing rising temper of over 25million Yoruba Youths who are not happy with the war like att

Senate Finally Passes Peace Corps Bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Bill Establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps(NPC). The Bill, which was sponsored by Sen. Bayero Nafada(APC-Gombe), is meant to empower and provide employment for the youths, facilitate peace, volunteerism, community services and nation building. The bill was passed in a unanimous voice vote after the Chairman, Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Sen. David Umaru, presented report on issues surrounding adoption of the conference report on the bill. He said  the major objective of the NPC bill, which is to provide employment for the youths, could be achieved by strengthening existing agencies and not necessarily creating  new ones. He said it would prevent  the Federal Government from being overburdened.  He said the committee, however observed that  the powers and functions of the NPC called for concern and urged that they be subjected to further examination. “The right vested by the Bill in clause 37 (1) (a) on members of t

Buhari Assures Guinean President Of His Recovery,Seven Governors Visit Him

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter of appreciation to the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health. This is just as the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) Tuesday night dispatched seven governors to London to meet with Buhari, 48 hours after four governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the leadership of the ruling party also met with the president. Buhari, according to a statement by his chief spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, had earlier made a phone call to Conde, who is the current Chairman of the Assemblies of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). Buhari left Nigeria for the British capital 79 days ago to seek treatment for an undisclosed medical ailment. His deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has been acting as president in his stead. This is the second medical trip made by Buhari this year. The statement said Buhari in the letter dated July 24, 2017, thanked

Acting President , Osinbajo To Swear-in New Ministers Today

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will today the two ministers-designate, Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe). Sources in the Presidency hinted on tuesday afternoon that all is set for the inauguration on Wednesday. Ocheni and Hassan’s nominations were confirmed by the Senate about three months ago. Ocheni is to replace the late former Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi; while Hassan is to replace Amina Mohammed who resigned as Minister of Environment to become the United Nations Deputy Secretary-Genera

Renowned Yoruba Author, Adebayo Faleti Is Dead

Adebayo Faleti Renowned Yoruba author Adebayo Faleti, is dead. The poet, journalist, writer and actor died on 22nd July 2017 at the University College Hospital Ibadan. He was aged 86. Faleti was responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. Before his death, the Oyo-born author received many awards, both locally and internationally, including the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger, the Festival of Arts award with Eda Ko L’aropin (1995) and the Afro-Hollywood Award for Outstanding Performance in Arts. Source: Punch

5 Tips To Get Rid Of Bad Breath

A major cause of bad breath is bacteria build up on the back of your tongue or between your teeth, see simple ways to get rid of it. Bad breath (also known as halitosis) is embarrassing, its one situation that lowers one's self esteem. Most of the time, they are caused by some lifestyle habits which could easily be checked or dealt with. Bad breath could be as a result of strong smelling foods, smoking, dry mouth,gum diseases/ some medical condition but the primary cause of bad breath is the bacteria that build up on the back of your tongue or between your teeth. Bad breath can be very embarrassing  (Youtube) Not brushing or flossing daily, smoking or chewing tobacco products also contributes to bad breath with odour causing bacteria and food particles also key contributors. A dry mouth, some medications and tract infections are also major causes of bad breath. 1. Brushing and flossing twice a day to get rid of food trapped in the mouth 2. Drinking water at interval


By Adigun Olayemi The emerald of nature Turns in and out to be a stature At the belly of the vulture Sailing gracefully in a mature moisture The mature I gain sail through my future This earth is full of differences Maturity can't be the teacher of a novice But determination is the father of all vices The earth we live in is of different species Nature as its way to its tenderness Life inform of earth is uniform Its pitiness can't change its candidness Because life is like candide girl We all sail into it to find our bearing

Osinbajo Declared Absent From Office

It was gathered that it was the first time Osinbajo stayed away from office, since he became Acting President, on May 7. Osinbajo it was learnt, did not travel out of Abuja, as he chose to rest at his Aguda residence, in Aso Rock. A Presidency source hinted: “It seems the Acting President is taking a rest, having worked too much within the week.” The source who craved anonymity, revealed that Osinbajo was at his official residence, throughout Friday. One of the Acting President’s Aides in a reply to Daily Trust, confirmed that he worked from his home on Friday, but was silent on why he decided to do so. He said Osinbajo also held meetings at his official residence. The Acting President’s Aide stated: The Acting President has been holding his meetings and working from his home office so far. His Aides have been with him in his Aguda residence today (yesterday), and are still here in the office now.” Post-Nigeria recalled, that the Acting President has been very busy wit

Morata Signs For Chelsea

The 24-year-old arrived in London on Thursday to undergo a medical with the Blues after an agreement was reached with Madrid earlier this week Chelsea has completed the club-record signing of Spain international striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid on a five-year deal. The 24-year-old arrived in London on Thursday to undergo a medical with the Blues after an agreement was reached with Madrid earlier this week. Morata has now officially put pen to paper on a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge, ending boss Antonio Conte’s search for a new forward and almost certainly spelling the end of Diego Costa’s time at the club. Conte has informed Costa that he is free to depart this summer if he can find a new side, although former club Atletico Madrid – his favoured destination – are under a transfer ban until January. Contrasting reports suggest that Chelsea have paid between £58-70m for the ex-Juventus man, who scored 20 goals for Madrid last season in his role as back-up striker.

Fayose Is A Comedian - Oni

Former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, has described Governor Ayo Fayose as a clown. He accused Fayose of raising false alarm over allegations that he (Oni) is part of an alleged plot to compromise judiciary to sack him from office. Oni, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), described Fayose as a comedian who will never stop entertaining Nigerians with wild allegations. Speaking through his media aide, Ayo Akinyemi, Oni said he had the utmost respect for the judiciary and would never indulge in any acts to bring the revered institution into ridicule and opprobrium. He said the purported meeting where he and the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, boasted to APC members of intent to enlist the judiciary for the alleged plot only existed in the imagination of Fayose. Oni said: “Fayose himself knows that no judiciary can remove him now because he enjoys immunity until the expiration of his tenure on October 15, 2

PDP Is No Threat To APC - Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has dismissed the impressions in many quarters that the resolution of the leadership crises rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the Supreme Court last week is a big threat to the fortunes of the APC ahead of 2019 general elections. Fielding questions from ROMANUS UGWU on the restoration of peace in the PDP fold, the ruling party boss mocked that if PDP did not pose any threat to the ruling party while in power at the centre, it is impossible for it to do so as an opposition party. What is your impression about the Supreme Court judgement on the PDP leadership crisis? As the chairman of the APC, I welcome the final resolution of the PDP leadership tussles by the Supreme Court last week. As a democrat and a leading politician, it is my desire to see restoration of peace in all the political parties in the country. If the parties are in disarray, they will not play their fundamental r

Ladoja, Alao-Akala, Makinde Will Join PDP Soon

A former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, has disclosed that former governors Rashidi Ladoja, Adebayo Alao-Akala as well as Mr Seyi Makinde will soon return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State. Agboola, who represented Oyo North between 2011 and 2015, made the disclosure in Ibadan, the state capital, on Thursday, at a peace parley where the harmonisation of all the factions in the state chapter of PDP topped the agenda. He also stressed that there was nothing like a caretaker committee in the state because there was no congress held to put such arrangement in place, adding that the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led national caretaker committee had made that clear at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held within the week. At the meeting were Chief Jacob Adetoro; Jimoh Afees; Demola Ojo; Wasiu Adeleke, who represented Makinde, Alhaji Yinka Taiwo, the immediate past state chairman of the party; Adeniyi Farinto; Michael Okunlade; Jelili Adeleke;

Restructuring: APC Acting As If It's Greater Than Nigeria - Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum, Ayodele Fayose, has chided the All Progressives Congress for constituting a committee for the restructuring of Nigeria. Saying that the party was acting as if it is greater than Nigeria and its people, the governor described the setting up of the committee as “the peak of the party’s display of ego and contempt for Nigerians.” Fayose, who spoke on Friday, through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, accused the APC of behaving as if Nigeria was its personal property. “It is hypocritical and funny that the same APC, which shunned the 2014 National Conference and made sure that its government did not implement the conference report is now setting up committee on restructuring of the country. “It is even more laughable that the APC which made restructuring part of its manifesto needed to wait for Nigerians to agitate for restructuring before setting up c

Exit Looms As Costa, Matic Left Out Of Chelsea Tour Squad

Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic will miss Chelsea’s pre-season tour of the Far East amid suggestions that both will leave Stamford Bridge  Reports has it that Chelsea will leave for China on Monday and manager Antonio Conte has told both players they will not be selected. Striker Costa, 28, wants to return to Atletico Madrid, even though they are under a transfer ban. Manchester United have been trying to reach an agreement to sign midfielder Matic, 28. However, there is also thought to be interest in the Serb from clubs in Italy. Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is expected to pen deal down soon.

My Ambition Is To Be In Villa In 2019 - Fayose

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose,  yesterday declared that even though the embattled former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and members of his faction might have been forgiven, they would not go unpunished for causing the party members so much pains. Fayose, who spoke in Ado Ekiti yesterday said he would have burnt his membership card and the PDP  flag if Sheriff had won  at the supreme court  last Wednesday. Fayose, who had been the most vociferous critic of Sheriff’s leadership in the party, said he went to court with a perfume with the sinister intention to destroy his card and the party’s flag if  Sheriff  had won, saying “ I never imagined myself being, in the same party with impostors”. The Supreme Court had in a judgement on who was the authentic Chairman of the party declared the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction the authentic leadership, laying to rest  crisis of several months that had done colossal damage to the party.

1.41m Voters For CVR - INEC Boss

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it had registered 1.41 million voters in the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR). Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at the launch of Getregistered Naija Mobile App by Election Monitor, a civil society organisation, in Abuja. He said that the commission had also distributed 54,395 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to registered voters across the country in the ongoing exercise. Yakubu, who was represented by Mr Iro Gambo, Director Voter Registry Department of the commission, said that 60, 085 transfer requests had been received and 125, 543 demands for card replacement. He said that update on the CVR as at July 7 indicated that Lagos had recorded the highest number of registered voters, adding that the commission’s aim was to register 20 million voters at the end of next quarter. “The commission will continue to strive to get all Nigerians registered; that was why we con

Nigeria Should Not Break Up - Prof Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that Nigeria has a country has to be negotiated on the premise that the most virile nations came to being through negotiation, even as he answered no to the question as to whether Nigeria should break up as a country. This, Prof. Soyinka at a grand programme organised by the Bayelsa State government with the theme “A Day with Nobel Laureate and Literary Icons” at the Ijaw National Academy commissioned by former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, in Kaiama, Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state. The Nobel Laureate said there is a lot of mix up over argument bordering on restructuring, stressing that sometimes when people say negotiate, what they really mean is restructure, even as he noted that nobody should tell him that Nigeria, as it stands is not negotiable. Prof. Soyinka averred that contrary to views held by some Nigeria, the nation has got to be negotiated and it includes: ensuring there is no marginalisation,

Court Grants Ex-OAU VC And Bursar Bail

The Judge presiding over the case of a former acting Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile-Ife, Professor Anthony Elujoba, has granted the ex VC bail Prof Anthony Elujoba The Justice David Oladimeji granted Elujoba bail on self-recognition and Mrs Ronke Akeredolu, the institution bursar was granted N3 million bail with two sureties. The Judge on Tuesday reversed his order to remand the defendant at the Ilesha Prison following several hours of protest by the students and staff of the university. Professor Elujoba and the bursar of the institution, Mrs Ronke Akeredolu were remanded in the EFCC custody, where they have been since last Wednesday. Justice Oladimeji also ordered the ruling on the bail application earlier scheduled to hold next week Wednesday, July, 19, be brought forward to Friday, July 15th when their bail application is expected to be argued by their counsels . Workers and students the University had protested on hearing that Prof. Anthon

7 Dangerous Effects Of Sugar

If you are like me, you love the taste of sweet foods, especially during those times that the sweet craving or emotion is high. The problem is that there are far too many sweet foods available that contain far too many unhealthy sweetening ingredients for our own good. The least healthy sugars are refined and nutrient-poor. A primary member of this sugar type is sucrose, the white and refined table sugar you probably know best. Also included in the refined sugars are powdered sugar, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose (made from cornstarch), invert sugar (consisting of the sugar molecules glucose and fructose) and brown sugar. A wide range of scientific research confirms the fact that simple (refined) sugar in excess leads to numerous health problems. There are more than 100 adverse effects from sugar documented in the scientific literature. These include: immune system suppression, impaired mineral absorption, advanced skin aging, decreased skin elasticity, accelerated cancer gr

Januzaj Joins Real Sociedad From Man United

LaLiga club Real Sociedad have signed forward Adnan Januzaj from Manchester United, both clubs confirmed on Wednesday. Sociedad confirmed Januzaj’s arrival in a short video on their Twitter handle, while United released a statement on their official website to announce the 22-year-old Belgian’s departure. Januzaj is believed to have cost Sociedad €9.8m while United are thought to have a buy back clause. “Thank you to some of the coaches and staff that work at Manchester United to make it such a great club!” Januzaj in a Twitter post. “Unfortunately, my time at the club has come to an end and it didn’t go the way I wanted it to go but I will always have love for Manchester United.” Januzaj burst onto the scene at United in the 2013/2014 season under David Moyes but subsequently struggled after the Scot left before the end of that season. He spent the majority of the last two seasons out on loan at Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland respectively.

Senate Swears In Adeleke As Osun-West Senator

The Senate has sworn in Ademola Adeleke as the lawmaker representing Osun West Senatorial District. The new lawmaker was dressed in white agbada and ‘M’ shaped cap, the signature dress of his late elder brother and predecessor, Senator Isiaka Adeleke. The senior Adeleke represented the senatorial district at the Senate before his death on April 23, 2017. The younger Adeleke walked into the chamber at 11:19 am, accompanied by his wife, children and some unidentified guests. He was sworn in immediately. Clerk to the Senate, Mr. Nelson Ayewo, conducted the oath taking in the presence of President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and other lawmakers. The process ended at 11:22 am, after which Adeleke walked to Saraki for a handshake. The ceremony took a dramatic turn when the Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Abiodun Olujimi (PDP/Ekiti-South) led Adeleke round the chamber to introduce him to members of the PDP caucus. As this was ongoing, Adeleke made his now popular dance steps, w

Buhari Will Return Soon -Osinbajo

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari is in high spirits and recuperating fast.. He added that the President would be back soon, although he gave no specific timeline regarding his return. Professor Osinbajo who jetted out of the State House on Tuesday afternoon to the United Kingdom told journalists before the Federal Executive Council meeting that his visit to the President was simply to check on his general welfare and brief him on the developments back home. Although the Acting President did not go into details about the hour-long conversation, he emphasized that Nigerians should expect the President back in no time. “As you know, I went to see him to check up on him, to find out how he was doing, I had of course been speaking to him on the phone and I thought it would be a good thing to go and see him and to check up on how he was doing and also to brief him on developments back at home. “We had a good time, we had a very good co

Supreme Court Declares Makarfi P

Nigeria’s apex court has declared former Kaduna State Governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, as the authentic chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a verdict this morning by a five-man panel of Justices headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, the Supreme Court ruled that Mr Makarfi is to be henceforth addressed as the chairman of the party. The judgement was a heavy blow to Makarfi's riva, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, who had won at the lower courts. At the opening of the hearing on Monday, Mr. Sheriff’s lawyer, Akin Olujimi, said the application was an abuse of court process because Mr. Makarfi ought to have requested the leave of court before making the application. Sheriff had argued that the Makarfi’s faction was not recognised by the party and that he (Sheriff) as the legitimate chairman did not authorise anyone to file an appeal on behalf of the party. Mr. Olujimi prayed the court to dismiss the application. Responding, Mr. Makarfi’s lawy

APC Congratulates Adeleke

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osun State, has accepted defeat in Saturday’s senatorial election and congratulated the winner. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Ademola Adeleke, defeated the APC’s Mudashiru Hussein by over 30,000 votes to win the Osun West Senatorial bye-election. In his reaction to the result, the Osun APC chairman, Gboyega Famorodun, congratulated Mr. Adeleke, saying his election was the voice of the people speaking “loud and clear.” In a statement on Sunday in Osogbo, Mr. Famorodun said his party has learnt its lessons from the election and would come out stronger in the coming elections. “We congratulate the people of the 10 local governments that participated in the election for their peaceful conduct and on the choice they have made,” he said. “We equally commend the APC-led federal and state governments for ensuring peaceful, free and fair election. “We also congratulate Ademola Adeleke for his victory and we hope that now that the