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Forex operators complain over scarcity of dollars

Bureau De Change operators in Kano have complained over the scarcity of dollars from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed, the Treasurer of the Forex Dealers Association,…

Everton considers bid for West Brom striker, Berahino

Everton are weighing up a bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino. The Express & Star says West Brom’s decision to halt new contract talks with Berahino has provided…

Malaria: Akpabio flags off distribution of 2.7m treated nets

Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom has flagged off the distribution of 2.7 million insecticide treated nets to households in the state. Performing the flag off on Thursday in Uyo,…

Fabregas: Chelsea can win four trophies this season

Cesc Fabregas believes Chelsea has the “talent, discipline and courage” to win the quadruple the season after the team defeated 10-man Derby 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the League…

Wenger: Arsenal, France must honour Henry

Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to pay tribute to Thierry Henry after the Gunners legend announced his retirement this week. The France striker scored 175 goals for Arsenal in 258 matches…

Uduaghan presents N327.6b budget for 2015

By Felix Igbekoyi, Correspondent, Asaba   GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan has presented a budget proposal of N327.68 billion for the 2015 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly. He gave…

How to secure future of girl-child–MAGI

Alhaja Adijat Malik, the Chief Executive Officer of Mother and Girl-Child Protection Initiative (MAGI), says early education and skills acquisition will provide future security for the girl-child. Malik spoke to…

Bekele set for third marathon in Dubai

Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia will take part in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on 23 January, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced. The 32-year-old…

Isoko schemes for deputy governorship slot

The Isoko Development Union (IDU) has threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if it fails to consider one of its indigenes for the position of deputy governor in…

European team picked for Great Edinburgh Cross

A leading number of Europe’s best distance runners will begin 2015 with an exciting challenge when they take part in the Great Edinburgh Cross Country meeting on 10 January as…

Milner unsure of future

James Milner’s Manchester City future could be in jeopardy with talks over a new contract for the midfielder currently at an impasse. Milner publicly expressed his desire to stay at…

Our system kills coaches, declares Obesesan

Nigerian born Saudi Arabia based athletics coach, Lati Obesesan, says poor welfare for coaches is responsible for their failure to produce new talents. Consequently, he said, his reason for seeking…

Mechanic apprentice remanded for raping neighbour’s daughter

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan on Wednesday remanded at the Agodi Prison, an 18-year-old mechanic apprentice, Tirimisiyu Badmus, over the alleged defilement of neighbour’s four-year-old daughter. The Magistrate, Mrs Munirat…

Green: Mignolet will be back

Simon Mignolet will “come back stronger” from his period out of the Liverpool team according to QPR goalkeeper Robert Green. Mignolet was dropped for Liverpool’s defeat at Manchester United on…

Ozil closes on Arsenal return

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil said that “it won’t be too much longer” before he returns from a knee injury in an interview published on the club website on Thursday. The…

Police assures crime-free yuletide

By Hassan Zaggi, Correspondent, Abuja   The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sulaiman Abba, has disclosed that his men are battle ready to confront all forms of criminality in any…

Gunboats belong to NIMASA not Tompolo –Navy

The Nigerian Navy said the gunboats that were alleged to belong to ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, actually belonged to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The…

Valencia an unsung hero – Carrick

Michael Carrick has praised Antonio Valencia’s athleticism and selflessness as the Ecuadorian continues to impress on the right flank for Manchester United. Valencia has performed well at full-back in Rafael’s…

Police arraign man over unlawful possession of 589 PVCs

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 29-year-old man, Lukman Animashaun, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ court in Lagos for being in possession of 589 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). Animashaun, who resides…

Man docked for allegedly issuing fake cheque of N1.3m

A 30-year-old man, Obinna Elochukwu, who allegedly issued a UBA cheque in the sum of N1,317,000 was on Wednesday brought before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Elochukwu, whose address…

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