Month: August 2018

Luka Modrić wins UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modrić has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2017/18. Modrić beat off competition from former Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, who joined him on the three-man shortlist announced on 20 August. The Croatian international received the trophy on stage in Monaco during the UEFA… Read More »

Month: August 2018

Fresh batch of 164 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency, on Thursday received a fresh batch of 164 Nigerians from Libya. The 164 people, according to NEMA, were stranded Nigerians, among them 17 people with medical cases, who were assisted back to the country by the International Organisation for Migration. The Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihajja, stated that it… Read More »

Month: August 2018

President Buhari departs for China to attend FOCAS, discuss infrastructure financing with President Jinping

President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday depart for China to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to hold September 3 – 4, 2018 in Beijing. The President’s first engagement in Beijing will be an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in China at the Nigerian Embassy. Before the formal… Read More »

Month: August 2018

Tambuwal picks PDP presidential nomination form

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has picked the presidential nomination form of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The politician, who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP earlier in the month, stormed the Wadata Plaza headquarters of the opposition party in Abuja with his supporters on Thursday evening. He arrived… Read More »

Month: August 2018

Australian PM resigns from parliament, govt loses majority

Australia’s former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday resigned from parliament, a source familiar with the matter said, stripping the government of its one-seat parliamentary majority. Turnbull last week said he would resign from parliament after he was ousted from office in a bitter party-room contest which ushered in the country’s sixth leader in the… Read More »

Month: August 2018

NNPC to establish 200,000bpd condensate refineries

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said it will establish two condensate refineries with a total refining capacity of 200,000 barrels per day at Western Forcados Area and Assa North/Ohaji South Areas of Delta and Imo states. Natural gas condensate is a low-density mixture of hydrocarbon liquids that are present as gaseous components in the… Read More »

Month: August 2018

Diarrhoea Hits 10 LGAs in Borno, 25 Hospitalised

The Borno State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia has said that Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) has hit Borno State with 1,068 cases in 10 Local Government Areas of the state, northeast, Nigeria. Out of the reported cases, 25 patients were hospitalized at the Benisheikh Hospital and Dala and El-Miskin treatment centres. Mshelia announced this… Read More »

Month: August 2018

IAAF Diamond League: Okagbare Chases Glory in Zurich

Former Commonwealth double sprints queen, Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegunor is seeking to finish her season in the same explosive way she started in March when she raced to the top of the world list with an incredible African record-setting 22.04 seconds run in the 200m in Abilene, Texas, USA, Completesportsnigeria.com reports Today at the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond… Read More »

Month: August 2018

PDP accuses APC, presidency of lying to Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the comment by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in which he reportedly said restructuring was not the problem of Nigeria.The party said that with the comment, the Vice President, had allegedly dismissed the promise by the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the nation, if voted into… Read More »