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Griezmann Rescues Barcelona First Leg Draw At Napoli

Antoine Griezmann rescued a 1-1 draw for Barcelona at Napoli in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. Frenchman Griezmann struck just before the hour mark for Barca in Naples after Dries Mertens had put the hosts ahead in the 30th minute with his 121st Napoli goal, equalling the club all-time... Continue Reading →

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SERAP Condemns Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the passing of a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution for corruption. SERAP in a statement issued by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare on Tuesday, said the move is tantamount to ripping up the nation’s constitution. The organization, therefore,... Continue Reading →

We Are Confronting Infrastructure Deficit Head-On – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government will continue to invest heavily in the provision of infrastructure in a bid to confront the deficits facing the country. President Buhari during a working visit to Ondo State to commission some projects on Tuesday stated that Nigerians have been starved of adequate infrastructure due to... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s Salvation Lies In Decentralisation Of Federal Powers – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says decentralisation of some exclusive functions of the Federal Government, including the provision of security, can provide instant solutions to the security challenges bedevilling Nigeria. He said this on Tuesday while delivering a paper at the Freedom Online third annual lecture with the theme: “Nigeria: Foundation, Fundamentals and... Continue Reading →

Our Ordeal In The Hands Of Nigerian Police – Footballers

Following the horrific death of Remo Stars assistant captain Kazeem Tiamiyu, after he was arrested by SARS officials on Saturday, JOHNNY EDWARD and KELVIN EKERETE write on the experiences of some of the country’s star footballers in the hands of policemen, in this report The gruesome death of Remo Stars defender and assistant captain Kazeem Tiamiyu threw the... Continue Reading →

Wilder blames ring-walk costume for Fury defeat

Deontay Wilder has blamed his elaborate ring-walk costume for his WBC heavyweight title defeat by Tyson Fury. The American, 34, said his costume was too heavy and as a result, he “didn’t have the legs” for the fight. Britain’s Fury, 31, produced a dominant display to win the title in Las Vegas on Saturday when... Continue Reading →

Three Remanded For Raping 14-year-old In Ebonyi

THREE teenagers; Onyekaba Chinedu, 19; Akpa Ifeanyichukwu, 18; and Chidera Okelekwe, 18, were on Tuesday remanded in prison for their alleged involvement in armed robbery and rape. It was gathered that the 14-year-old victim was resting at home after returning from school when the armed suspects allegedly barged into their house, robbed her of N2,600 and... Continue Reading →

Police Need 250,000 Rifles, 1,000 APCs, 774 Drones – IG

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu,  on Tuesday said apart from inadequate personnel, the Nigeria Police Force needed no fewer than 1,000 armored personnel carriers and 250,000 assault rifles with corresponding ammunition. Adamu, who disclosed this at a public hearing organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, tagged,  ‘Repositioning the Nigeria Police... Continue Reading →

Open Letter to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola

Afe Babalola, SAN Since the colonial days, Ekiti State has been landlocked, airport-locked, railway locked, industry locked and power locked, a development that has adversely affected the economic development of the state. Conversely, most of the other states in the country have well built dual-carriage roads, airports and railway lines. Ekiti, with a total landmass... Continue Reading →

How Trigger-Happy Policeman Killed Lagos Resident – Baale

The Baale of Makoko Waterfront Settlement, a suburb in Lagos State, Steven Aji, on Tuesday narrated to a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, Lagos Island, how a trigger-happy policeman, Pepple Boma, allegedly shot a resident in the stomach during the demolition of some houses in the area. Boma, who is standing trial on one... Continue Reading →

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