Former UEFA president Michel Platini is finally free to return to football when his four-year ban for ethics violations ends. Platini however remains linked to a corruption investigation in his home country relating to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He was banned from football for receiving a two-million Swiss franc payment from the head of the […]

Oscar winning actor Lupita Nyong says she was the victim of colourism as a child, when she wished to have skin that was different. Speaking to the BBC she said colourism is the daughter of racism in a world that rewards lighter skin over darker skin Nyong was raised in Kenya, before moving to the […]

The Federal Government says it will cancel the licences of eight power distribution companies as the Discos breached some provisions of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act in July 2019. Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s commissioner, Dafe Akpeneye in a notice posted on its website said the power firms have 60 days to explain why their […]

The White House says it will not co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Three Democratic-led House committees are investigating President Trump. The inquiry is trying to find out if the president held back aid to Ukraine to push it to investigate Joe Biden, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. In […]

President Muhammadu Buhari says any Federal Government worker not captured on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System by Oct. 31 would not be paid salary. Buhari said all agencies of government must obtain permission and follow due process as they embark on any recruitment exercise. He said total overhead cost for the year 2020 […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented a budget of N10.33trillion for the 2020 fiscal year to the joint session of the National Assembly. The president while presenting the Budget described it as a budget of Fiscal Consolidation to strengthen Nigeria’s macroeconomic environment; investing in critical infrastructure, human capital development and enabling institutions, especially in key job-creating sectors. President […]

The US says it is stepping aside for an imminent Turkish operation against Kurdish-led forces within Syria that have until now been a key US ally.  Kurdish militias played a major role in defeating the Islamic State (IS) group, but Turkey regards them as terrorists. The US – which has hundreds of troops near the […]

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government’s is planning to launch a National Policy on Culture as well as National Policy on Tourism.   According to reports, Lai said the federal government is determined to lift the creative industry and make the country a tourism hub. He said plans are […]

Nigerian football international, Isaac Promise Isaac, has died. Promise who captained Nigeria to the 2008 Olympic silver medal and scored 79 goals in 11 professional seasons in Turkey, died late Wednesday after collapsing at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas. The Nigerian football body and the Isaac’s club, Austin Bold FC, confirmed the death via […]

Director Leos Carax dog has been found after Adam Driver filmed an appeal to help find him. Driver said he was filming in Brussels with French director Carax when the Dog got outside by passing traffic and ran away. Driver had said if anyone found the dog they could feature in the film, or that […]

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