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BREAKING: Ogun workers suspend strike

Organised labour in Ogun State has called off its one-week warning strike after a marathon meeting with the officials of the state government. Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in the state, Emmanuel Bankole, announced this on Friday after a closed-door meeting held at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Arising from the meeting, Bankole said the union leaders had secured the commitment of the government on their demands. The organised labour had on Wednesday commenced a week warning strike over minimum wage, unpaid Contributory Pension Scheme; non-promotion of staff since…

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BREAKING: Obaseki’s deputy speaks on arrest, fingers Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu

  Phillip Shaibu, Edo State Deputy Governor, has spoken on his alleged arrest by security agencies.   Shaibu said it is untrue that he was caught with illegal arms.   His spokesman, Benjamin Atu, said this in a statement on Friday.   He accused All Progressives Congress (APC) former national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, of plotting to use the federal might to intimidate him and Governor Godwin Obaseki.   Atu noted: “The Deputy Governor has not been arrested but we are aware of an ongoing plan to arrest him over unfounded…

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UK govt reacts as Buhari signs Police Bill

  The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has hailed the signing of the Nigeria Police bill 2020 into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.   Writing on her verified Twitter page, Laing said it is a step in the right direction.   In what she described as “excellent news,” she noted that “The Nigeria Police Bill is a key step towards modernisation of the Police.”   Laing also said she was “proud to have played our part in supporting the development of the Bill through our partners…

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Europa League play-off draws confirmed (Full fixture list)

  The draw for the Europa League play-offs was conducted on Friday.   Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur are probably the biggest club at this stage of the competition.   Spurs will be at home to Rostov / Maccabi HaifaRostov / Maccabi Haifa if they beat Shkëndija next week.   AC Milan will play Besiktas if they both come through their respective third-round ties.   Steven Gerrard’s Rangers will host Galatasaray or Hadjuk Split if they see off Willem II.   The Europa League play-off ties will be played on Thursday,…

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I’m committed to a free, fair election in Edo but that isn’t enough -Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari says he is passionately committed to a free and fair governorship election in Edo state. In a statement on Thursday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying no progress would be made in the country’s electoral process if politicians resort to “do or die” methods to gain power by any means.   The president said the mentality is a threat to credible elections in the country.   “I am passionately committed to free and fair elections, but my own commitment is not enough if other…

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Transfer: New signings to watch in Serie A

‌  There will be a clutch of new faces when the 2020/21 Serie A season kicks off this weekend. AFP Sport looks at five new signings to look out for in Italy this season: Victor Osimhen (Napoli) Napoli paid French club Lille a club record fee of up to 80 million euros ($94.6 million) to bring Nigeria forward to southern Italy on a five-year deal. The total fee is almost double Napoli’s previous club record of around 40 million euros paid for Gonzalo Higuain in 2013 and Hirving Lozano last…

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Amotekun nabs herdsman, 65 cows for destroying farms, crops in Ondo

Operatives of the Ondo State Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun Corps has apprehended about 65 cows as well as one herdsman. The herdsman identified as Adamu Yusuf was said to have led the cows to farmlands in Oda town in Akure South Local Government area of the state where they destroyed maize, cassava, yams and other crops planted on the farms. Following the invasion of the farms, the farmers in Odoripo community of Oda town alerted the Amotekun Corps over the development, after which they swung into action with…

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Nigerian govt gives update on Third Mainland, Eko Bridge repair

  The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, says first phase of repairs on Third Mainland Bridge would be delivered in October.   He told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday that almost all bad expansion joints had pulled out and would be replaced once the weather becomes clement.   The first phase of the project covers the Oworonsoki-bound carriageway.   “We have been able to cut all the six expansion joints and removed the concrete. We have pulled out four, remaining two. We are still looking…

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Chelsea vs Liverpool: Lampard given warning after spending £200m on players

  Former Real Madrid and Liverpool manager, Rafa Benitez, has warned Frank Lampard that he must deliver this season, after Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich approved over 200m so far on new players.   Benitez knows all about being under pressure at Stamford Bridge, after managing the Blues for only six months.   He arrived in November 2012, but went on to win the Europa League and finished third in the Premier League.   Following a FIFA ban, Lampard has spent over £200 million on players like Kai Havertz, Timo Werner,…

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Fani- kayode’s wife sister opens up on domestic abuse her sister suffered in his hands

  It’s seems like the marriage feud between Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani Kayode, and his wife , Precious chikwendu, is getting messier day by day.  As the estranged wife uncle recently denied that there was any form of domestic violence in the couple’s marriage, the sister of Precious Chikwendu has come out to blast her uncles and narrate a whole story about their the couple marriage life and it’s such an endearing story.  Prisca also confirmed that former aviation minister indeed is a wife beater. Taking to her facebook…

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