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Osinbajo, Senate in battle of supremacy over agencies at ports (SUN)

A supremacy battle seems to be brewing between the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and the Nigerian Senate over which agencies can be allowed to operate in the ports. While for instance, the Vice President had earlier excluded  Standard Organisation…

June 12: Stop showing loyalty to Abacha, Soyinka tells President (Punch)

Twenty-five years after the military dictator, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.), annulled the June 12, 1993 presidential election won by the late Chief Moshood Abiola, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday formally apologised to the family of the deceased who died in…

Ambode unveils 46-feet statue of MKO Abiola (SUN)

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Tuesday, unveiled a 46-feet statue of Nigeria’s symbol of democracy and adjudged winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, Bashorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO), expressing optimism that the monument would forever…

8 die in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident (ThisDay)

Eight persons died on Tuesday in a road accident involving a white Toyota Hiace bus and a blue Mack truck opposite Wichtech Roofing and Pipes on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and…

Casualties as twin suicide attack hits eastern Libya (Arabnews)

Two suicide bombers on Tuesday hit forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar who is leading an offensive against extremists in an eastern town, a spokesman for his forces said. The explosions were heard across Derna as the bombers hit…

Wilder, Joshua agree fight deal (Guardian)

Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua have agreed terms for a heavyweight unification bout which will take place at a British venue later this year, ESPN reported on Monday. Shelly Finkel, one of Wilder’s co-managers, told ESPN that World Boxing Council…

Merkel on tightrope over disputed migrant policy (Guardian)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting Tuesday to stamp out the first major row within her uneasy coalition, as disputes over her refugee policy returned to haunt her while she negotiates a broad EU asylum deal. The discord within her…

Landslides kill 11 as monsoon batters Rohingya refugees (Ndtv)

Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 12 people Tuesday in Bangladesh near camps housing one million Rohingya refugees, officials said. Aid agencies have been warning of the potential for a humanitarian catastrophe over the coming months as heavy…

World Cup: Super Eagles land in Russia (Guardian)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Nigeria National team departed from Austria earlier on Thursday with native attires as they chose to be different from the other 31 teams who…

Abiola’s associates, friends deserted us, says Doyin Abiola (SUN)

Dr. Doyinsola Abiola, one of the wives of the winner of the historic June 12, 1993 Presidential Election, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, has lamented that associates and friends of the martyr of Nigeria’s democracy deserted the family. She spoke during a…

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