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Covid-19: Ibrahimovic reacts to result after testing positive

AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the latest player to have contacted covid-19.He said he has tested to covid today through his twitter account which he tagged a bad idea according to him."I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea" Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go on self isolation for two weeks before going for further screening.

What I'll Miss After My Tenure - Fayose

People's Democratic Party chieftain, Governor Ayodele Peter Fayose has set sights on his exit from office come 2018 as he refuses to talk about his burned multi-million naira SUV.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday declared that the only thing he would miss after relinquishing power is Ekiti people, who gave him immense support while in office.

The governor also declined comment on his car, Mercedes Benz Jeep, G Wagon, which got burnt at Apapa-Osodi expressway in Lagos State on Wednesday.

Speaking while distributing a sum of N94.08 million to 11 communities for grassroots development at the government house pavilion in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, Fayose said: “I will miss Ekiti people so dearly, because I have been used to them. I love finding myself in their midst and this is what I will miss sorely”.

The project was financed by the Ekiti State Community Development Agency (EKCIDA) in partnership with the World Bank.

Fayose, who used the opportunity to rally support …

Saraki, Dogara Barred From Entering Aso Rock

President of the senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and some principal officers of the National Assembly were on Thursday turned back from Aso Rock.

It was gathered that, the lawmakers who met at the Senate President’s house, departed for the villa in a white coaster bus, intending to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the 2018 appropriation bill.

Reporters gathered that on getting to Aso Rock, the Chief Security Officer to the President insisted on a security search on each of the 20 lawmakers. This was said to have angered the legislators who insisted that there was no need for a personal screening.

As the matter could not be resolved, the lawmakers returned and are presently in Saraki’s house.




21,650 Candidates Write UI Post-UTME

A total number of 21,650 candidates sat for the entrance examination of University of Ibadan also known as Post UTME examination. Students were seen with various writing materials for the examination. 

A NAN Correspondent, who monitored the examination, reports that the exercise which commenced on Oct. 20 was rounded up on Oct. 21.

NAN reports that the two-day exercise witnessed heavy vehicular and human activities, as the exercise was conducted in various faculties and departments of the university.

Some of the candidates, who spoke with NAN, commended the university management for providing conducive environment for the exercise.One of the candidates, Omololu Ayinde, told NAN that the examination was free and fair, expressing optimism of success in the examination.
 “At the beginning, I was a bit restless when I saw the number of candidates that will participate in the screening exercise

I Totally Support Restructuring - Chief Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, on Saturday dismissed superstitious belief that taking the title may lead to his early death.

The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress told newsmen in Lagos that not all those who held the position in the past had died young as is being speculated.

Adams will become the 15th Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland when installed.
He said, “Let me say that death belongs to God. Only God can decide and determine when anyone can die and until God decides, I will not die young as the defender of my people.
“Aare title is highly spiritual and I have handed over my destiny and tenure to God.
“The position in the past meant that you have to continually fight wars to protect your people, and may be killed in the process, but that was before Nigeria became a sovereign nation.

“The job in the modern era is limited in terms of physical defence because there are security apparatus to settle disputes.

“However, it…

PATIENCE BUILDS, ANGER DESTROYS

By Winlade Israel


Being called a leader is sweet and envied. But full of challenges that bring ones down to consume grass with pigs in the forest. When a lion assumes the office of leading Kingdom Animalia, he's expected to swallow the pride of his strength and become humble to lead the kingdom. He needs to sacrifice his taste for the office that when he sees an antilope he enjoys eating playing in his palace,he needs to laugh and join in the play if possible.

Kingdom Animalia received an invitation from Kingdom Human Being to present a song at the New yam festival that was approaching. The letter was sealed with the golden ring of the most powerful man in Kingdom Human,who was Omiran at that time. He had taken the decision to invite Kingdom Animalia's choir so they could bridge the gap of enmity that exists between animals and men.

The letter was received with a great surprise from the part of animals,especially King Lion for the audacity Kingdom Human Being had to invite the…

Nigeria Win To Become First African Country To Qualify For 2018 World Cup

Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after they beat Zambia 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.

The first half of the encounter ended goalless, with the Chipolopolo the better side, troubling the Super Eagles with their pace in attack.

However, in the second half, the game swung the hosts’ way, after Gernot Rohr introduced Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi for Simon Moses.

Iwobi finished off a fine move down the right, following nice combination play between Victor Moses and Shehu Abdullahi.

Nigeria now have 13 points at the top of Group and an unassailable six-point lead ahead of Zambia, with one round of games left.

They join other countries like Brazil, Spain, Mexico, England, Germany, Iran, South Korea, etc. who have also booked their places at next year’s tournament.


Nigeria To Have A Budget Of #10 trillion In 2018 - Senate President Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said the failure of the Federal Government to implement over 50 per cent of the 2017 budget may jerk the 2018 budget up to about N10 trillion.

He stated this yesterday during debate on the implementation of the 2017 budget on the floor of the Senate.

Saraki said: “If the implementation of the 2017 budget is going to be 50 per cent, it means we should expect to have a budget of N10 trillion in 2018. I hope the executive takes note of that.”

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, had, during an interactive session with senators earlier in the week, disclosed that 60 percent of the 2017 budget would be rolled over to  2018 budget.

Saraki also refuted a statement by Mrs. Adeosun during Tuesday session that the Senate has refused to approve a request from the President for a loan to fund the budget.

According to him, all loan requests from President Muhammadu Buhari were approved before the National Assembly embarked on its annual recess in July…

Senate To Probe IGP Over Corruption Allegations

The Senate has set up an ad hoc committee to investigate allegations of corruption brought against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

This committee was set up after the point of order was raised by the lawmaker representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isa Misau.

He has asked the Senate to probe the IGP over alleged corrupt practices and misconduct.

The resolution to set up the committee followed the point of Order by the Senator who informed the Senate that he has been having a running battle with the IGP over his concern on the level of corruption in the Nigeria Police Force.

President Buhari Appoint Ahmad As CBN Deputy Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented Mrs Aishah Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday, she is to replace a former Deputy Governor, who retired early this year.

The statement did not however name the retiree, but it said in accordance with the provisions of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007, President Buhari urged the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to consider the expeditious confirmation of Mrs Ahmad, who would then resume work immediately.

In the same vein, the President has written the Senate, seeking the confirmation of the appointment of members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN.

They are to replace four members, whose tenure expires at the end of this year.

The nominees are: Professor Adeola Festus Adenikinju; Dr Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi; Dr Robert Chikwend…

Buhari To Re-seek Election In 2019 - BCO

The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has announced that its members were already working round the clock “in order to force President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019.”


Leaders of the group said they were asking Buhari to seek re-election as a result of his, “tremendous achievements in taking Nigeria to a greater height through his agenda, policies and fight against corruption and insurgency.”

National Chairman of the group, Alhaji Danladi Pasali, told newsmen in Jos, yesterday, that Buhari’s policies like the Anchor Borrowers under the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that earmarked N220bn for lending to farmers was a big achievement.

He said that over 2.8m farmers had benefited from the scheme and some of them had built houses for their families and sponsored themselves on pilgrimage.

“Now a lot of our income is coming from the non-oil sector. We have seen what happened in the Customs, where N2 or N3bn was remitted before, but now we are talking of N36bn.

“It is we Niger…