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Emi lo kan: Like mother, like son — Anthony Echi

They say the apple does not fall too far from the tree. While that aphorism may be as trite as they come it contains a large and discomfiting grain of truth. When the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential flag-bearer Bola…

Supreme Court suspends CBN deadline on old, new naira notes swap

Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a suspension of the deadline for the swapping of old to new Naira notes by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The Supreme Court issued an interim injunction restraining the Federal Government from suspending the…

Can 22 APC governors stop the cabal? — Ehi Braimah

As we count down to the presidential election scheduled for February 25, it will no longer serve any purpose for anyone to doubt whether President Muhammadu Buhari is standing with the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed…

Surprise is the shot of Peter Obi — Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The greatest surprise of the political season in Nigeria today is without question the almost overwhelming presence of Peter Obi.  The man has teeming admirers and unappeasable antagonists, but either-or, he can hardly ever be ignored.  A journalist’s duty is…

*Fuel, cash scarcity: Youths protest in Ondo, Ogun, Edo (Vanguard)*Man collapses during street fight, suspect arraigned (Punch)

Fuel, cash scarcity: Youths protest in Ondo, Ogun, Edo (Vanguard) Commercial activities were disrupted, yesterday, in parts of Ondo, Ogun and Edo states over new naira notes and fuel scarcity. Irate youths set up bonfires on the road and blocked…

Synergistic gaps between CBN and banks in naira redesign exercise — Magnus Onyibe

With the recent discovery of caches of the redesigned naira notes with unbroken wrappers inside Automated Teller Machines, ATMs making it impossible for cash to be dispensed and revelations that stacks of redesigned naira notes are hidden behind old ones…

*Nollywood actor turns US citizen says, “I’m not returning to Nigeria” (DailyTrust)*Naira, Fuel Scarcity: Ogun youths attack banks as protests escalate (Punch)

Nollywood actor turns US citizen says, “I’m not returning to Nigeria” (DailyTrust) Nigerian actor, Osinachi Dike, has revealed that he won’t be coming back to Nigeria after becoming a citizen of the United States of America. According to the thespian…

Leighton Kings retain Open Cup as Art Hotel win Oba’s Cup

Lagos-based teams, at the weekend, swept the stakes at the ongoing GTCO Lagos International Polo Tournament holding at the Polo Club, Ikoyi. Lagos Leighton Kings began the host’s march to glory when they defeated archrivals, Trojan/Ark 8-2, in the Open…

I want to win Champions League – Osimhen

Following their impressive run in the 2022/23 Serie A season, Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti and Nigeria international Victor Osimhen have set a Champions League target. The  Partenopei are on course to win their first Scudetto in 33 years and enjoy…

Bayelsa United appeal IMC sanction, begins legal proceedings against ‘culprit’

Bayelsa United, yesterday, disclosed that they have appealed the sanction imposed on the club by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) over alleged assault of an assistant referee at the Samson Siasia Stadium during…

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