Month: February 2019

America’s Kevin Hart purchases artwork of Kaduna-based artist on Twitter

American comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, has purchased a pencil drawing of himself from Kaduna-based artist, Eli Waduba, on Twitter. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Hart, on Wednesday, also commissioned additional drawings for three of his unnamed celebrity friends. Waduba, a hyperrealistic pencil artist, started a campaign to get Hart’s attention on …

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ASUU president tasks FG on pro- poor policies

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to come up with policies that would stimulate economic growth for the benefit of poor people during his next four-year tenure. The National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi made the call in an interview the Newsmen in Lagos. Buhari …

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Ondo records 102 Lassa fever cases, 15 deaths in two months – NMA

No fewer than 102 people have been confirmed to be positive with Lassa fever, in addition to 15 deaths recorded in Ondo State between January and February. Wale Oke, the State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), told the News men on Wednesday in Akure that As at Thursday, February 21, 102 people have …

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Wike Alleges Plot By Soldiers To Disrupt Governorship Elections In Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has alleged that the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army has concluded plans to disrupt the March 9, 2019 Governorship and State Assembly elections in the state. Governor Wike said there are plans to stir violence in some areas within Rivers. He said “The 6 Division has mapped out local …

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Winning the Premier League “Imposssible” Mauricio Pochettino says

.Mauricio Pochettino says it is “impossible” for Tottenham to win the Premier League title after defeat at London rivals Chelsea. With 10 games remaining, Spurs sit nine points behind leaders Liverpool having suffered back-to-back losses. Spurs lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, four days after being beaten 2-1 at Burnley. Tottenham’s poor showing against Chelsea …

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Chairman PDP plateau state Damishi Sango holds press conference in jos, wednesday

The chairman, People’s Democratic Party, Plateau State, Damishi T. Sango, on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, held a press conference at the PDP secretariat in Jos. Addressing newsmen, Sango, acknowledged that the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections were relatively peaceful stating that there was also an enthusiastic turn out of the people to vote despite …

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Atiku Holds Press Briefing After Loss In Presidential Election.

Atiku Abubakar has described the 2019 presidential election as the worst in the country’s history. The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) spoke at a world press conference on Wednesday, February 27, following his defeat the election. Atiku claimed the result of the election does not reflect the will of the people and …

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Emiliano Sala: Cardiff transfer payment investigated by Fifa

Fifa are looking into the transfer payment for Emiliano Sala after Nantes made a claim against Cardiff City. Cardiff are due to pay the first instalment of the £15m fee for the striker on Wednesday. Argentine Sala, the Bluebirds’ record signing, died aged 28 in a plane crash in the English Channel on 21 January. …

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Jackson family say Michael’s ‘naivety was his downfall’

.Four members of Michael Jackson’s family have given an interview to defend the late pop star ahead of a controversial new documentary. Speaking about Leaving Neverland on CBS, brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie and nephew Taj Jackson rejected the film’s claims that he abused children. Taj said his uncle’s behaviour seemed odd to some, but …

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