Details of Nigeria's World Cup qualifiers released with Eagles due to start against Lesotho in November

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles will begin their journey to the 2026 World Cup bid on November 13 this year when they kick off their qualification campaign against Lesotho at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.



Tinubu needs to follow up the deals he struck at the G20 summit with the signing of a Southern Giants Industrial Tripartite Agreement between Nigeria, China and India

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[1] Both China and India must open Covid-19 vaccine factories in Nigeria. In addition, Nigeria wants sole distribution rights of the vaccine across Africa

[2] Nigeria wants a platoon of an elite division of special forces from both nations like The Leopards, The Siberian Tigers or the Night Tigers deployed to Borno State to help eliminate Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African Province once and for all


Given that Nigeria has two horses on her coat of arms, it is totally unacceptable that she is not a major global producer. Tinubu needs to launch an ambitious breeding programme

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Annual output of world’s leading horse producers

[1] US - 10.5m

[2] Mexico - 6.3

[3] China - 5.5m

[4] Brazil - 5.5m

[5] Mongolia - 3.9m

[6] Argentina- 2.5m

[7] Kazakhstan - 2.4m

[8] Ethiopia - 2.2m

[9] Russia - 1.3m

[10] 1.1m

[1] A horse costs about $2,000 on the open market, so just imagine the revenue we would generate if we exported say 3m of them


Indian investors pledge to invest $14bn in Nigeria on the sidelines of the G20 summit in New Delhi

INDIAN investors have indicated their readiness to facilitate fresh investments in Nigeria worth up to $14bn particularly in the petroleum and steel sectors as part of an industrial expansion involving both nations.



Tinubu set to remain in office for next four years as election tribunal dismisses Obi's case

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu is on course to remain in office for the remainder of his tenure which ends in May 2027 after attempts to get his election overturned failed today with the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal dismissing the challenges brought by the opposition.



Onuachu set to leave Southampton for Turkish side Trabzonspor over the next week

SUPER Eagles striker Paul Onuachu is closing on a move to Turkish side Trabzonspor on a permanent transfer from Southampton after moves by several English Premier League clubs to sign him fell through.



For the launch of this Lagos light railway line to have a meaningful impact it needs to be backed up with a comprehensive rail masterplan

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[1] As part of our clean energy strategy we need to move millions of people from road to rail, so to achieve this a railway network needs to be constructed across the country over the next 20 years linking all 36 states, employing no less than 10m people


African Development Bank to provide $25bn between now and 2050 to finance climate adaptation

AFRICAN Development Bank (AfDB) president Dr Femi Adeshina have revealed that the financial institution has committed to providing $25bn to finance climate adaptation across the continent between now and 2050.



Tinubu's spokesman says he is not bothered about tomorrow's tribunal verdict because he knows he won

PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu is not in the slightest bit bothered by the impending judgement of the Presidential Election Tribunal which is due tomorrow according his spokesman Ajuri Ngelale who said he believes the mandate of the electorate will be upheld.



NNPP expels Kwankwaso after he refuses to appear before its disciplinary committee

FORMER Kano State governor Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has been expelled from the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for whom he stood as its presidential candidate in the last elections for failing to appear before its disciplinary committee.




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