• Why Buhari’s anti-corruption war will fail – PDP BoT member explains

    Why Buhari’s anti-corruption war will fail – PDP BoT member explains

    A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees, BoT, Chief Shuaib Oyedokun, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-graft agency cannot succeed because “he is using corruption to fight corruption.”

    This is coming at a time Buhari claimed that some corrupt individuals were using proceeds of their loots to fight him.

    Reacting to Buhari’s comment, Oyedokun said the President has admitted failure of his anti-graft agency.

    Speaking with newmen, the PDP BoT member said, “If the President, who is fighting corruption, suddenly […]

  • President Buhari can’t afford to fail Nigerians, says El-Rufai

    President Buhari can’t afford to fail Nigerians, says El-Rufai

    Commenced a national prayer for God’s intervention in the President Muhammadu Buhari led government,  as a group of Kaduna based Nigerians, Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that, the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot afford to fail Nigerians.

    Worried by the state of the nation, the group under the auspices of Abdullah Network Communication said the national prayer was aimed at seeking divine assistance for President Muhammadu Buhari led government in its quest to develop Nigeria.

    The spiritual exercise […]

  • FG’s N500bn Intervention Fund bound to fail, says Ndume

    FG’s N500bn Intervention Fund bound to fail, says Ndume

    Majority Leader in the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, on Tuesday said the N500bn social intervention programme of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is bound to fail like the previous welfarist programmes of successive governments.

    Ndume said that the way the programme is structured and the process of its implementation would not benefit the target members of the populace.

    “Getting everybody involved is very important; but as of now, they are trying to run it exclusively and it is bound to fail; and […]

  • ‘National Assembly amendment of CCB, CCT Act will fail’

    ‘National Assembly amendment of CCB, CCT Act will fail’

    According to reports, the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, and the immediate past Director-General of Nigerian Law School, Professor Tahir Mamman, SAN, have flayed the National Assembly for removing the control of the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, and Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, from the executive, saying the plan will fail.

    According to the two SANs, the action of NASS is informed by the ongoing travails of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the […]

  • Any Niger Delta meeting without Tompolo will fail – activist

    Any Niger Delta meeting without Tompolo will fail – activist

    A Niger Delta activist, Comrade Paul Bebenimibo, has said that any meeting of Niger Delta leaders with President Muhammadu Buhari without the former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (popularly known as Tompolo), will fail to achieve the desired results.

    Comrade Bebenimibo said those parading themselves as Niger Delta leaders are not in touch with the people or are abreast with the issues of the region.

    Bebenimibo in a press statement issued in Benin City urged the Federal Government to make effort to identify […]

  • 980 students fail Nigerian Law School examination

    980 students fail Nigerian Law School examination

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Law School has disclosed that 980 students who sat for its August/September, 2016 final examinations representing about 17.8 per cent, failed and will not be called to Bar November this year.

    According to details in a statement signed by the executive director of the Nigerian Law School, Professor Olanrewaju Onadeko (SAN), the results show that about 980 students of the 5, 517 who participated in examination failed, while 4,178 of the candidates passed the examination […]

  • Over 20% fail Nigerian Law School exams

    Over 20% fail Nigerian Law School exams

    Nearly one in five students who sat for the August/September 2016 final examinations of the Nigerian Law School, failed and will not be called to the bar, official results have shown.

    The result contained in a statement signed by the executive director of the Nigerian Law School, Olanrewaju Anadeko, shows that 17.8 per cent of the student who sat in the last examination failed and will not be called to bar this November.

    The figure represents 980 students out of 5, 517 […]

  • WCQ: NFF can fire me if Eagles fail to qualify – Rohr tells FIFA

    WCQ: NFF can fire me if Eagles fail to qualify – Rohr tells FIFA

    Perhaps for the first time in many years of engaging foreign coaches, the Nigerian football governing body may have signed what looks a favourable contract.

    The 63-year old Franco-German coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has revealed to a FIFA publication, “FIFA 1904” in its current edition that his contract is tied to the success of Nigeria qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

    “If the team doesn’t make it to Russia, the FA can terminate my contract on the spot. That […]

  • Five Nigerian referees fail FIFA fitness test

    Five Nigerian referees fail FIFA fitness test

    Five Nigerian male football referees have failed the FIFA Physical Fitness Test held at the main bowl of the National Stadium, Abuja on Saturday.

    The match officials were among the 16 ungraded FIFA referees invited by the Nigerian Referees Association for a possible upgrade.

    They were made up of seven male and nine female.

    Emmanuel Imiere, an instructor at the programme, who declined to mention the names of the referees, said five of them have missed the opportunity of being listed as FIFA […]

  • We’ll be rejected if we fail in Rio – Siasia

    We’ll be rejected if we fail in Rio – Siasia

    Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia has said anything short of the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio in August will not be celebrated back home.

    Siasia led Nigeria to the final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics against Argentina and that was after the country made history as the first African side to win the Olympic football tournament in 1996.

    “It is not going to be a walk in the park. It is going to be a very difficult […]

  • Plans to make Nigeria Islamic state will fail – Okogie

    Plans to make Nigeria Islamic state will fail – Okogie

    The Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has con­demned the recent curriculum crisis in some schools in South West, describing it as a plot to make a particular religious group more prominent than an­other.

    He stated this on Thursday during the celebration of 80th birthday and 50th anniversary of his priesthood ordination at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos.

    According to him, “I am see­ing something that has not yet manifested. They are secretly trying to make Nigeria an Islam­ic State. […]