Umaru tackles Bello on incessant travels abroad

….Says ‘I Will Not Keep Quiet’ The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator David Umaru has tackle the Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sanitation Bello over his frequent trips abroad while the economy and security of the state is deteriorating. He described the reasons given by the governor for his trips as unreasonable saying he is always in pursuit of ‘phantom agreements and MOUs’. In a press statement titled, “When Silence is No Longer Golden… A Mus...

MICHAEL EMENALO: How I struck up friendship with Roman Abramovich

Michael Emenalo
Nigeria’s former international, Michael Emenalo, arrived in Chelsea in 2007 as a scout and in four years he had become the second most influential person – answerable to only one man – Roman Abramovich, the owner of the current English Premier League champions. Few, even in the EPL, know just how powerful the Nigerian has become. However, the reality is that the 51-year-old was arguably Abramovich’s most trusted employee and the Russian billionaire entrusted Chelsea’s resurgence into his hand...

‘Giggs yet to apologise for sibling’s wife affair’

Ryan Giggs’ father Danny Wilson, 61, has accused the former footballer of ‘abandoning’ his brother Rhodri, 40, after having a secret eight-year affair with his sibling’s wife. His affair with Rhodri’s ex-wife Natasha had emerged back in 2011, with the brunette bombshell then going on to star in Big Brother and revealing she enjoyed the ‘thrill’ of secretly having sex with Ryan. Speaking out against the Manchester United star, Ryan’s father has claimed he has ‘no remorse’ over the fling and...

Rumour of new private jet trails Pastor Oyakhilome

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WHILE Jesus promised his servants a bounteous reward in heaven for their efforts on earth, a few men of God are no doubt enjoying some measure of treasure on earth. Many Nigerian pastors can go toe-to-toe with wealthy politicians or businessmen in terms of luxurious lifestyles, including acquisition of private jets. The newest entrant into the exclusive club of men of God with private jets is none other than the charismatic leader of Believers Loveworld Ministry a.k.a. Christ Embassy, Pastor ...

Mugabe amassed $1bn – including a rare Rolls-Royce worth more than Zimbabwe’s economy

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Ex-President Robert Mugabe is reportedly worth more than $1bn despite his country being one of the poorest in the world. Mugabe’s wealth has come under the microscope following a military coup earlier in the week. The 93-year-old dictator has accumulated significant wealth during his rule under which thousands of people have been killed over the past 37 years. Local media reports suggest a small part of his fortune was reaped from Zimbabwe’s diamond deposits. Mugabe owns the Zimbabwe Co...

Atiku leaves APC

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has defected from the All Progressives Congress. Atiku, in a statement he personally signed on Friday, recalled how he joined the ruling party in 2013. Below is the statement: “On the 19th of December, 2013, I received members of the All Progressives Congress at my house in Abuja. They had come to appeal to me to join their party after my party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had become factionalized as a result of the special convention of August 31,...

Ibori, Oshiomhole, Dangote Attend Patricia Anenih funeral service

The funeral service of the late wife of a former Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees Chairman, Dame Patricia Anenih, has begun at St. Anthony Catholic Cathedral, Mission road, Uromi, Edo State. The late Patricia died on April 16, 2017, in London at the age of 76. She is survived by the husband, Chief Tony Anenih, several children, including the late Eugene who passed on in May, and grandchildren. Among the dignitaries present at the service on Saturday were former President Goodl...

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa takes power and vows to serve all citizens

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Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has addressed a packed stadium, vowing to serve all citizens.

He said he felt "deeply humbled" to take the role. And he said he was "not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans from across the political and racial divide who have helped make this day." He paid tribute to his predecessor Robert Mugabe - to muted applause - calling him "a father, mentor, comrade-in-arms and my leader". Mr Mugabe left office dra...

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president on Friday

Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, state broadcaster ZBC reported on Wednesday.
Mnangagwa, who fled for...

Robert Mugabe finally resigns as president of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of brutality and autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeover. The bombshell news was delivered by the parliament speaker to a special joint session of the assembly which had convened to impeach Mugabe, 93, who has dominated every aspect of Zimbabwean public life since independence in 1980. It was greeted on the streets of the capital Harare with car horns and wild cheering. ...