Kano State Hisbah Board warns radio station that Islam forbids the use of the term Black Friday

KANO State's Islamic observance policing body the Hisbah Board has written to commercial radio station 96.9 Cool FM cautioning it on the use of the term Black Friday saying that it is forbidden in Muslim environment.



Ahmed Musa debunks claims he is eyeing a move to Championship Sheffield Wednesday


SUPER Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa has played down reports linking him with a move to English Championship side Sheffield Wednesday saying he would rather join a Premier League side.



African Development Bank partners with allies to float Fund for Agricultural Finance in Africa


CONTINENTAL lender the African Development Bank (AfDB) is partnering with several stakeholders to design a pan-African private equity fund for agriculture to be known as the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Africa (Fafina).



PDP applauds UK parliament saying it wants to see more countries apply sanctions against Nigeria


NIGERIA'S main opposition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has applauded the resolution by the British parliament to sanction any federal government official found to be responsible human rights violations during the recent Lekki Toll Gate massacre.



Shehu Sani reveals that train breakdowns happen because refurbished locomotives are bought from China

FORMER lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District Senator Shehu Sani has expressed concern over the frequent breakdown of trains along the Abuja-Kaduna train rile saying it is happening because the authorities are buying refurbished locomotives.



Nnamdi Kanu's trial to continue in his absentia with next hearing of the case set for Nov 26

INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (Ipob) leader Nnamdi Kanu is to be tried in absentia on charges of treasonable felony which he is facing but for which he jumped bail and fled abroad before the cases could be determined.



Gowon rubbishes claims that he brought half of the CBN to the UK when he was in office


FORMER head of state General Yakubu Gowon has responded to allegations that brought half of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to London with him when he was in office between 1966 and 1975.



One of Nigeria's governors should float a Diego Maradona Football Academy in his state

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[1] Nigeria is in the unique position of being the last team Maradona played against before he retired. His last football match was against the Super Eagles in the 1994 World Cup

[2] Maradona always had a close affinity with Nigeria, partly because we have met Argentina five times at the World Cup. Apart from the 1998 World Cup, we always ended up in the same group with Argentina at the Mundial and we should cash in on that


Diego Maradona succumbs to cardiac arrest and dies at the age of 60 at his home in Argentina


FOOTBALLING genius Diego Armando Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 at his home in Argentina after succumbing to a cardiac arrest just two weeks after he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain.




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