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Mr Amaju Pinnick, who was on Tuesday elected chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been speaking about his dreams. They appear huge. But only time will tell whether he will realise them. Pinnick...

Former PDP national chairman has been discharged and acquitted in a case of fraud amounting to N170million. A high court in Abuja led by Justice Ishaq Bello on Thursday said it had no evidence to...

The immediate past managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria, Mrs Remi Oyo, died in a London hospital Wednesday. She died of a cancer. Mrs Oyo, a veteran journalist, was also a special adviser...

The leader of terrorist sect Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, who was reported killed last week has appeared in a new video, claiming he is alive. He could be another impostor. AFP first reported of the...

My younger brother got married on September 6, 2014. For about two weeks prior to his wedding, he had been trying, without success, to get me to sit down so he could have the...

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo, an octogenarian, has enrolled to study for a Master’s degree and a PhD programme at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Toward the end of his tenure in...

In a long interview with an old friend who was writing for an Argentine magazine, the Pope put forward a 10-point plan for happiness. Here are Pope Francis' tips for a happy life and...

In a long interview with an old friend who was writing for an Argentine magazine, the Pope put forward a 10-point plan for happiness. Here are Pope Francis’ tips for a happy life and...

In an election year, the Central Bank of Nigeria seems to be defending the nation’s currency with all its might. The nation’s currency, the naira, has remained fairly stable at the bureaux de change,...

Forty years ago – on October 1, 1974 – General Yakubu Gowon made his famous broadcast in which he said that handing over the reins of government to civilians on October 1, 1976, which...

A man who is almost certain to be sworn in as Enugu State governor on May 29, 2015, has been named: Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The anointing came at a stakeholders’ meeting called by incumbent governor...

APC chieftain Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) may have broken a pledge he made in 2011 by declaring his intention to take part in the APC presidential primaries already slated for October 16-18. His formal...

The remains of Brigadier-general Benjamin Adesanya Adekunle, who died on Saturday, September 13, at age 78, will be buried in Lagos this Friday. According to a statement released by his family, the burial ceremonies of...

The Muslim festival, Eid el-Kabir, is certain to be celebrated on October 3 or 4. The moon was sighted on September 24. Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Abubakar Saad III, who is the leader of Muslims...

Nigeria’s third-largest party, Labour Party (LP), will hold a national convention in Abuja on October 4. New officers of the party will be elected at the convention. Its current executive led by Dan Nwanyanwu...

Visitors from all corners of the globe, especially Islamic nations, are expected in Kano soon to witness the coronation of the 14th Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammad Sanusi II. The event first slated for September...

October 16 – By this date, Boko Haram and its terrorist activities would have declined significantly, according to Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan. While making the promise on September 18, however, the president was more careful...

Tomatoes If tomatoes are kept in sunlight they will ripen too fast. If they are kept in cold temperature, it will cause the cell walls to break down and then they become soft and...