Author: Femi Akintola

Nigeria recorded a thrilling 3-1 victory over Zambia in their second match of this year's U-23 African Cup Of Nations tournament at the All Salam Stadium on Tuesday evening.Coach Imama Amapakabo made changes to the team that lost to Ivory Coast last time out, with Azubuike Okechukwu, Valentine Ozonwafor, Sincere Seth and Bitok Stephen all [...]
Nigerian equities market resumed trading for the week on Tuesday with a growth of 0.54 per cent after Monday public holiday declared by the Federal Government to mark 2019 Eid-el Malud celebration.Specifically, the market capitalisation inched N69 billion or 0.54 per cent to close at N12.878 trillion against N12.809 trillion recorded on Friday.Similarly, the All-Share Index [...]
US Democrats have made gains in state elections, in what is being seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory in Kentucky's governor vote, after a tight race in the conservative-leaning state.Meanwhile, Democrats seized full control of the legislature in Virginia for the first time in over 20 years.The results are [...]
Nigeria’s economy will attain great heights of development if the economy was diversified and the mono-product economy practice jettisoned, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said.According to him, the country’s reliance on oil is not only unsustainable but also incapable of creating jobs and building enduring infrastructure that would support rapid economic [...]
Finding a decent, affordable place to live is a common problem facing young people in many places. But in Nigeria's booming commercial hub, Lagos, it is almost impossible as landlords demand a year's rent in advance.For two-bedroom apartments with electricity, close to the city's main business district on Victoria Island, I was asked for between [...]
China is seeking the roll back of U.S. tariffs on as much as $360 billion of Chinese imports before President Xi Jinping agrees to go to the U.S. to sign a partial trade deal with President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.Negotiators asked the Trump administration to eliminate tariffs on about $110 [...]
The front section of the six-storey building gutted by fire on Tuesday in Lagos Island has collapsed, killing a policeman at the scene, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).NAN reports that part of the six-storey building located at 43 Martins Street, Lagos Island, collapsed around 8:30p.m. on Tuesday as firemen continued spirited efforts at [...]

The Nigerian Army (NA) has vowed to investigate, apprehend and sanction its personnel who are involved in professional misconduct such as extra judicial killings and torture of suspects. The Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Musa said that the decision was sequel to a […]

Eighty-three militants were killed in recent anti-terrorism operations in Egypt’s restive Sinai region, the military said on Monday. The militants were killed in central and northern Sinai during raids that took place from `September 28 until today,’a military spokesman said in a statement. The army said that a military officer and two soldiers were also […]

The National Food Security Council (NFSC), chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, will make rice available before the Christmas festivity.The Deputy Chairman of the Council, Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, stated this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.He stated that the Council was aware of the current high prices [...]

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