Blessing Okagbare enters Guinness Book of Records with highest number of Diamond meet entries

NIGERIAN sprint queen Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the only athlete on earth to have attended Athletics Diamond Meetings an unprecedented 67 times.



Sunday Igboho warns federal government to unfreeze his bank accounts of face widespread protests

YORUBA rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho has warned Nigeria's federal government that it had better unfreeze all of  his bank accounts immediately or face the prospect of massive protests across the southwest geo-political zone.



In 1940, the UK passed its Treachery Act in the wake of the Second World War. I think Nigeria needs a similar law today that carries a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole

Ayo Akinfe

Here are those I would prosecute under this Nigerian Treachery Law 2021:

(1) Any public who appropriates a sum in excess of N1m

(2) Anyone engaged in kidnapping

(3) Anyone espousing ethnic hatred

(4) Anyone espousing religious hatred

(5) Anyone calling for the balkanisation of Nigeria

(6) Anyone promoting religious divisive laws such as Sharia

(7) Anyone espousing homophobic hatred


Beggars besiege Jigawa State governor in defiance of Covid-19 protocols demanding handouts

HUNDREDS of beggars have besieged the Jigawa State governor's country residence in his home town of Babura requesting that he comes to their assistance by offering them welfare and palliative packages.



West Brom's cash-strapped Chinese owners delay Allardyce's move to finalise Musa deal

WEST Bromwich Albion (WBA) manager Sam Allardyce is being frustrated in his attempts to get Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa to help save the club from relegation this season as the team's owners are struggling to find him the cash with which to conclude a deal.



26 of Nigeria's 36 states did not attract one dollar's worth of foreign direct investment in 2020

OVER two thirds of Nigeria's 36 states did not attract one dollar in foreign direct investment (FDI) during the course of 2020 as a new National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) survey shows that 26 of them were investment-free zones during the year.



Zamfara bandits hand over their weapons and swear on the Koran never to return to violence

SEVERAL bandit leaders in Zamfara State have agreed to lay down their weapons and embrace a peace deal presented by Governor Bello Matawalle following the recent visit of Islamic cleric Sheikh Abubakar Gumi.



APC governors make it clear that Femi Fani-Kayode will not be accepted into the party

STATE governors from Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have warned that they will not accept former aviation minister Chief Femi Fani-Kayode into their midst amid signs that he plans to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).



As Nigeria grapples with the twin headaches of Fulani herdsmen and a coronavirus-induced economic meltdown, bear in mind that the darker the night the brighter the dawn

Ayo Akinfe

(1) This year, about one third of Nigeria’s $33bn annual budget shall be funded by borrowing. We simply do not generate enough wealth as a nation to raise a paltry $33bn despite having a population of 200m


Nigeria gets some brief economic respite as crude oil prices rally to nearly $60 a barrel

NIGERIA has received a brief respite from her debilitating economic crisis after global crude oil prices rallied again last week rising to as high as $59.34 a barrel on Friday amid signs that global demand may pick up again as the coronavirus pandemic starts to clear.




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