The ECOWAS Court of Justice has fixed Friday to hear two interlocutory applications in a case instituted by two associations in Mali against the ECOWAS Commission and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. The case is challenging the legality of the Aug. 18 sanctions imposed on the Republic of Mali, following the military coup against PresidentRead More
Gives 2 months to recover all unremitted revenue to FG’s coffers By Gabriel Ewepu and Alice Ekpang – Abuja The Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, has inaugurated a 12-man task force committee to recover unpaid revenues from lottery business operators and permit holders. Akume who inaugurated the task force inRead
By Boniface Enekwechi While the attention of security agencies are focused on tackling kidnappings, banditry and terrorism in the North West and North East of the country, the failure to effectively man the Obajana-Okene axis has worsened the security situation in the area which now records a weekly incident of kidnapping of luxury and miniRead More
…….why Rohr invited untested players for October friendlies – Pinnick President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinick has stated that preparations for the Super Eagles international friendlies against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia were going on well and according to him, the Football Federation’s plan was to bring more youngsters to the national team. SpeakingRead
The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has sealed two counterfeit animal drug factories in Bichi Local Government Area of Kano State. Shaba Muhammad, the state Coordinator of the agency, said this during a raid conducted by the operatives of the agency on Wednesday in Bichi. Muhammad said that the raid wasRead More
Charges NASS to make Public Procurement Law effective Calls on Buhari to resubmit Proceeds of Crime Bill for passage By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC, Wednesday, expressed concern about Federal Government preventing looting of public funds and losing cases abroad. Stating its position on the ongoing case on theRead
Everton continued their fine start to the season with a 5-2 win at League One Fleetwood despite two howlers from England number one goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Carlo Ancelotti’s men looked to be cruising into the last 16 when Richarlison’s double gave them a deserved 2-0 half-time lead. However, Pickford’s attempted clearance was charged down forRead More
Liverpool boasts the most-valuable squad in world football after their mini summer recruitment drive. The Reds are worth a staggering £986.7million after signing Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara last week. That deal meant the combined transfer value – not fee – of the Premier League winners’ squad was nearly £1billion, according to Transfermarkt. Incredibly, JurgenRead
International Labour Organisation (ILO) said on Wednesday that global labour income dropped by 10.7 per cent in the first three quarters compared to the same period in 2019. It said in Geneva that the drop was because of the coronavirus pandemic, which had led to a sharp reduction in working hours. The wage loss, whichRead More
By Sola Ogundipe The Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 21 pharmacies, patent medicine shops, and unlicensed premises for illegal operation and operating beyond scope of practice. Disclosing this in Lagos on Tuesday, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi said the premises located at Alakuko,Read
By Dan Aibangbe OIL exploration commenced in Nigeria as far as 1903 under licence given to Nigeria Bitumen Company and later to Shell BP (1908). A series of realignments and some six million British pounds worth of exploration expenditure culminated in the discovery of the first active oil well in Oloibiri in 1956 and productionRead More
Chelsea coach Frank Lampard said the arrival of Edouard Mendy will boost Chelsea’s goalkeeping options. This follows a dip in form since the start of last season for first-choice keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was at fault in Liverpool’s second goal on Sunday. Lampard said on Tuesday the arrival of Mendy, who played 33 games inRead More
The Medical Representative and Director, Bentoluene International Health Concept, Ogunleye Toluwalope, has called on singles to always check their genotype before getting into any marriage relationship to avoid the challenge of sickle cell disorder in their children.
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TIME named Nigerian physician, Dr. Tunji Funsho, among 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its 17th year, recognises the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.
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Nigerian soccer legend, Kanu Papilo Nwankwo, was Wednesday afternoon, unveiled as an ambassador for Simba TVS, distributors of Nigeria's leading brands in the tricycle, motorcycle and power bike sector.
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By Theodore Opara After a successful 39-year run, and more than 3.3 million global sales, the production of the legendary Mitsubishi Pajero will be stopped by next year, gradually leaving the stage for the now popular Pajero Sport. Though the production will cease next year, the sole distributor of Mitsubishi Motors in Nigeria, Massilia Motors,Read More
Abuja—Premium Times and Voices of the African Continent, VOTAC, has announced strategic alliance with a focus on news coverage of African Capital Markets to boost economic mobility. This happened on the heels of 29 stock exchanges representing 54 countries (markets), a $2.5 trillion of Nominal Gross Domestic Product, GDP, (2019 estimates), economic growth stabilized atRead
Delta State Government on Wednesday approved the establishment of six new secondary and three primary schools in different parts of the state.
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The Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday refused to hear a suit filed by a Youth Leader, Kalu Kalu challenging the sack of the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during vacation. Delivering ruling in the matter, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, held that contrary to the argument of theRead More
The people of Itele community in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun on Wednesday besieged the Governor’s Office in Abeokuta, demanding the appointment and installation of a new traditional ruler in the town. The residents, led in protest by their Baales (village heads) and other community leaders, said that the absence of a monarchRead More