IOC bans 11 Russian athletes for lifr

Eleven Russian athletes have been banned from the Olympics for life after committing doping offences at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Silver medal-winning lugers Tatyana Ivanova and Albert Demchenko are among those to have been disqualified. The others include bobsledders,

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Monarch works as gardener in Canada

The King of Akan, located in the village of Adansi Aboabo in Ghana, Eric Manu, has returned to Canada to resume his job as a gardener in order to raise money to provide health care for his subjects.  Manu became

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DPR shuts six stations, arrests four persons

The Department of Petroleum Resources in Ogun State, on Saturday, sealed six petrol stations and arrested four person The DPR made the arrests for fuel hoarding, under-dispensing, sabotage, obstruction of justice and installation of commercial gas cylinders without approval. All

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Madman’ caught with N100m cheque, ATM cards, condoms in Kwara

A middle-aged man who pretended to be mentally ill has been apprehended in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. Our correspondent learnt that the man, whose name could not be ascertained, as of the time of filing this report, was apprehended

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Germany supports Nigeria with €30 million to eradicate polio

The Federal Republic of Germany and Nigeria have signed a 29.9 million Euros agreement in support of polio eradication programme in the country, a statement has said. Saadu Salahu, Head, Public Relation Unit, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA),

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Xmas: Sultan felicitates with Christians

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has felicitated with Nigerian Christians on the occasion of the 2017 Christmas celebrations. This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Secretary General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA,

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Stop portraying Nigeria negatively, Emir Sanusi tells journalists

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll, has urged journalists to abide by the ethics of the profession and desist from portraying ‎Nigeria negatively to the world. According to the monarch, ”journalism has transmuted into junk journalism”, a situation that

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India, China hold crucial talks on border dispute

India and China held a new round of talks on their disputed borders on Friday, the first after a face-off between their armed forces at a Himalayan plateau this summer. Indian National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor,

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Afenifere leaders fight dirty

Prominent Afenifere leaders appear unrelenting in their latest war of words. Senator Femi Okurounmu had fired the first shot penultimate Saturday when he accused the former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, of brokering the ill-fated alliance between former President Olusegun

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Fuel scarcity: Fayose condemns FG, calls for Buhari’s resignation

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has, again, condemned the Federal Government over its alleged nonchalant attitude towards ending the fuel scarcity being experienced across the country, calling for immediate resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari as the minister of petroleum.

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