Nigerians should be proud of fuel imports from Niger Republic —Timipre Sylva

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says Nigerians should be proud that the Federal Government is set to resume the importation of petroleum products from neighbouring Niger Republic. Sylva said contrary to comments by critics of the government, the plan by the Federal Government to resume fuel importation from its West African brother …

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Eze In Action As Burnley Beat Palace, Record First Win

Eberechi Eze could not prevent Crystal Palace from suffering defeat as Burnley finally claimed its first victory in the English Premier League on Monday thanks to a hardfought 1-0 victory. Crystal Palace were missing star forward Wilfried Zaha after he tested positive for the coronavirus. Chris Wood scored in the eighth minute, latching onto a neat …

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Pope Francis hosts NBA players to talk social justice

In an unprecedented meeting, a delegation of five NBA players and several officials from the National Basketball Players Association met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday morning for a private audience to discuss their work on social justice issues. An assistant to Pope Francis reached out to the players’ association last week indicating …

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Hamilton set for knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II – reports

Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is set to receive a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his achievements in 2020. Hamilton, 35, has moved level with Michael Schumacher’s record tally of world titles — he had already surpassed the German driver for all-time race wins. He will attempt to win a record …

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PREMIER LEAGUE: WILFRIED ZAHA OUT OF BURNLEY V CRYSTAL PALACE GAME AFTER POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

Wilfried Zaha will play no part in Crystal Palace’s clash with Burnley on Monday after the club confirmed he is self-isolating. Palace head to Turf Moor sitting ninth in the Premier League table, knowing a win would lift them to joint-fifth. However, they’ll have to do it without talisman Zaha, who has scored five goals …

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Minister calls on youths to access N75bn intervention fund

No fewer than 50 lawyers in Enugu State will provide free legal services for indigent petitioners appearing before the Police Brutality and Extra-Judicial Killings Panel sitting in the state. The Chairman, NBA Sub-Committee on Probono, Mr Nnadiume Awforkansi, announced this on Monday in Enugu during the panel’s sitting. Awforkansi said that the lawyers would be …

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Minister calls on youths to access N75bn intervention fund

Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of Mines and Steel, Development has called on youths to take advantage of the N75 billion Youth Investment Fund approved by the Federal Government. Adegbite made the call in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Ayodeji Adeyemi on Monday in Abuja, during a series of town hall …

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Nigerian-American Scientist Robert Okogie Inducted Into NASA Hall Of Fame

A Nigerian-American, Robert Olusola Okojie, has been inducted into the U.S’s National Aeronautics Space Administration‘s (NASA) Inventors Hall of Fame. Okogie, according to NASA, joined the silicon carbide research group at agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland in 1999 and has gained worldwide recognition as the leading expert on silicon carbide-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for …

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Messi Left Out Of Barca’s UCL Squad To Face Dynamo Kiev

Lionel Messi has been excluded from Barcelona’s 19-man squad to face Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday. This was disclosed by Barcelona Dutch coach Ronald Koeman in his press conference on Monday. Messi played the full 90 minutes of Barca’s 1-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid on Saturday, but was not included in the list of players …

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Five killed by gunmen in northwest Nigeria mosque attack: Police

Gunmen killed five worshippers and kidnapped at least 18 in an attack on a mosque in northwestern Nigeria’s Zamfara state, police said. Speaking to AFP news agency on Sunday, state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu said: “The bandits killed five worshippers and kidnapped 18 others, including the imam.” According to reports, about 100 cattle thieves on …

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Umahi’s exit from PDP confirms Igbos have accepted us – APC

The United Kingdom Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the entry of Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi proves that Igbos have identified with the party. Umahi dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) last week on the grounds of “marginalization”. A statement on Monday by Jacob Ogunseye, APC-UK Publicity Secretary, said that development confirms the …

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