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Breaking: NNPC denies $793m non-remittance to TSA

…Records $472m export receiptsThe National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Thursday, denied colluding with some banks to prevent the remittance of $793.2 million into the Treasury Single Accounts, TSA, scheme as directed by the Federal Government. Maikanti Baru The NNPC in a statement signed by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, explained that the allegation is not only misplaced but equally misleading. He said the Corporation had earlier taken steps to inform the Presidency, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, (AGF) and the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) on the existence of the said accounts prior to the creation of the Federal Government Asset Recovery Account. He explained that it would be totally out of place to mov...

NUT urges KDSG to pay backlog of salary arrears

Kaduna – As teachers celebrate World Teachers’ Day, the Kaduna State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), has urged the state government to pay salary arrears owed its members. L-R: Emeka Oparah, Director, Corporate Communications & CSR, Airtel Nigeria; Kudirat Kasali, Head Mistress, Oremeji Primary School II, Ajegunle; and Chioma Okolie, CSR Lead, Airtel Nigeria, during the presentation of Airtel Outstanding Contribution to Education Award to the head mistress at Airtel Teachers training held in its adopted school, Oremeji Primary School in commemoration of World Teachers Day on today, Thursday, 5th October, 2017 “Some teachers in Kaduna State are owed up to 11 months salary arrears; we think this is unfair,” Mr Audu Amba, the NUT chairman in the state, said on Thursday in...

$25b NNPC scam: Nigerians can now see the hypocrisy in Buhari’s anti-corruption fight – PDP

…Says ‘stolen’ funds kept for Buhari 2019 re-election bid By Dirisu YakubuABUJA-The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate investigation into the alleged breach of due process in the $25 billion contract award involving the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru. KACHIKWU and BARU Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu had on Tuesday in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, accused Baru of awarding contracts totalling $25 billion without the input of the NNPC board, even as he described his conduct as an act of insurbodination. Reacting to the development, the PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, called for the immediate commen...

FIFA WWC 2019: Equatorial Guinea banned

Equatorial Guinea have been expelled from the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France for fielding 10 ineligible players and using forged documents. The players all took part in qualifying for the 2016 Olympic women’s tournament in Brazil.The latest sanctions come on top of their ban from taking part in the 2020 Olympics, which was issued last year. Fifa has also imposed a fine of US$102,000 on the country’s football association.A probe by the world governing body found that the 10 players were “not eligible to play for the representative team of Equatorial Guinea”. Two more players – Muriel Linda Mendoua Abessolo and Francisca Angue Ondo Asangono – were handed 10-match bans after being found to have used forged and falsified documents. As well as missing the 2019 Women’s Wor...

Iwobi trusts Rohr to make best selection

By John EgbokhanUyo – Alex Iwobi said Thursday that it was up to coach Gernot Rohr, to decide who starts for the Super Eagles when they clash with Zambia’s Chiopolpolo in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Saturday. ALEX IWOBI Iwobi missed the back-to-back tie against Cameroon and the games revealed that the Arsenal’s up and coming striker was not missed, however, Rohr said Iwobi’s inclusion into the team was an added option in the star studded Super Eagles strike force featuring Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho all who scored in the games against Cameroon. “We are looking for a good performance as a team. But it’s up to the coach to select the best players for the team…It is a team game. “All I know is that if I am called upon to repre...

Aina eager to make international bow for Nigeria   

Hull City defender Ola Aina is eager to finally make his international debut for Nigeria. Aina Despite captaining England youth teams in the past, Aina pledged his allegiances to the Nigeria earlier this year, the birth place of his parents. However, despite being called up for the Super Eagles on several occasions, he is still waiting to make his senior international bow. The fullback has been in fine form this season while on loan at the KCOM Stadium from Chelsea and now he is looking to take that onto the international stage. Nigeria know a win against Zambia on Saturday will be enough to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next summer and the 20-year-old is keen to be a part of the party. ‘’I am very happy to be here to meet with teammates and also...

Beware Of New Social Media Challenge Promoting Immorality, Parents Please Warn Your Children

Beware Of New Social Media Challenge Promoting Immorality, Parents Please Warn Your Children October 5, 2017 – Beware Of New Social Media Challenge Promoting Immorality, Parents Please Warn Your Children By Jennifer Joseph The latest social media crazen taking over 2017 is none other than the “for that d**k/p*ss*” challenge. This challenge was inspired by New Orleans rapper, GameOva Reedy’s freestyle in April 2017. It became an online sensation took off last week and has been trending non-stop. The #ForTheD**k or #ForTheP*ss* challenge, depending on your gender/sexual orientation, has been going increasingly viral. You know that’s the case when celebrities of all kinds begin to take a stab at it. This challenge might seem all cheeky and rosy, but if you’re not careful, you might get into t...

Photos: World Teachers Day celebration

L-R: Emeka Oparah, Director, Corporate Communications & CSR, Airtel Nigeria; Kudirat Kasali, Head Mistress, Oremeji Primary School II, Ajegunle; and Chioma Okolie, CSR Lead, Airtel Nigeria, during the presentation of Airtel Outstanding Contribution to Education Award to the head mistress at Airtel Teachers training held in its adopted school, Oremeji Primary School in commemoration of World Teachers Day on today, Thursday, 5th October, 2017 2017 World Teachers Day Celebration Ceremony held at MKO Abiola Stadium Kuto Abeokuta, today 5-10-2017, WUNMI AKINOLA ANDUJE’S BEST TEACHERS AWARD: From Representative of the President and Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu; Representative of the Senate President, Senator Kabiru Gaya and the Award recipient, Kano State Governor Alh. Abdullahi...

Defending Champions Germany, England qualify for 2018 World Cup

Defending champions Germany secured their place at next year’s World Cup in Russia with a 3-1 victory away to Northern Ireland in Belfast on Thursday. Germany’s striker Sandro Wagner (R) celebrates with Germany’s defender Joshua Kimmich (L) and Germany’s defender Mats Hummels (C) after scoring their second goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Northern Ireland and Germany at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast on October 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO Sebastian Rudy and Sandro Wagner scored first-half goals and Joshua Kimmich netted a late third as Germany made it nine wins out of nine in European qualifying Group C ahead of Sunday’s final match at home to Azerbaijan England qualified for the 2018 World Cup after captain Ha...

British Designer Vivienne Westwood : I Shower Once A Week To Preserve My Youthful Look

British Designer Vivienne Westwood : I Shower Once A Week To Preserve My Youthful Look October 5, 2017 – British Designer Vivienne Westwood Says Bathing Once A Week Is Her Secret To Staying Young Vivienne Westwood Says She Only Bath Once A Week To Preserve Her Youthful Look 76-year-old British fashion icon, Vivienne Westwood says not washing too much is her secret to staying young. The businesswoman and Environmentalist is largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. Westwood, who is an example of a modern day female impresario, says achieving eternal youth may not be as difficult as one imagines. She said she had a bath only once a week when reporters asked her about her youthful appearance while she watched her husband, Andreas Kronthaler’s show...

Give us multi-purpose TV, Lai Mohammed challenges set top box manufacturer

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has challenged the manufacturers of Set Top Boxes/Decoders in the country to produce a multi-purpose television set that will help in transforming the TV experience of Nigerians. From left – Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade (left); Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (middle) and the Group Managing Director of Gospell Digital Technology Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly Company, Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa, at the commissioning of the production plant of the company in Calabar on Thursday. The Minister spoke in Calabar on Thursday when he commissioned the ultra-modern Digital Set Top Box manufacturing plant, owned by the Gospell Digital Technology. He said the transition from...

Record man Lewandowski fires Poland to brink of World Cup

Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick and became his country’s record goalscorer as Poland thrashed Armenia 6-1 on Thursday to leave them on the verge of qualifying for next year’s World Cup. Poland’s forward Robert Lewandowski gestures during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Armenia and Poland in Yerevan on October 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO Kamil Grosicki struck after just two minutes in Yerevan before Lewandowski curled in a brilliant free-kick to draw level with Wlodzimierz Lubanski, who represented Poland from 1963 to 1980, on 48 international goals. The Bayern Munich star claimed the outright record when he blasted home an indirect free-kick on 25 minutes and completed his treble in the second half as Jakub Blaszczykowski and Rafal Wolski al...