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We are not taking Presidency’s intimidation lightly —The Trent Editorial Board

We are not taking Presidency’s intimidation lightly —The Trent Editorial Board The attention of our editorial board has been drawn to a publication by the Nigerian Presidency on its website (www.statehouse.gov.ng) threatening our President and Executive Editor, Ms. Aziza Uko. The publication titled, President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and El Rufai Share Mutual Respect (September 17, 2015) and authored by Mr....... more

Tanzanian mountain guide sets out to break the world record in climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest Mountain

Tanzanian mountain guide sets out to break the world record in climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest Mountain It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres above sea level. The challenge is to climb it in less than 6 hours, 56 minutes and 24 seconds which is the current world record held by Swiss-Ecuadorian Karl Egloff who completed a...... more

Today’s weather outlook, By the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET)

Today’s weather outlook, By the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMET) has made the following predictions about Nigeria’s weather condition for today, Friday, September 18, 2015: SOUTHERN STATES: “Cloudy condition is expected to prevail over the south-east coast while the south-west coast will likely experience localised rain in the morning hours, with prospects of localised rains being...... more

Abobaku, Skiibii, Kachikwu among most googled items by Nigerians in August

 Abobaku, Skiibii, Kachikwu among most googled items by Nigerians in August This being Nigeria, matters pertaining to her crude always make the news. So, when President Buhari appointed Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), those who didn’t know about the man found out the Energy, Petroleum and Investment Law specialist had been...... more

Osapa Village (Lagos) Land: Eletu Family tackles Afe Babalola over use of ICPC, by Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Osapa Village (Lagos) Land: Eletu Family tackles Afe Babalola over use of ICPC, by Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa On July 12, 2013, the Supreme Court confirmed the ownership of the Eletu family of Osapa Village, as owners of a vast expanse of land, in the case of Major Muritala Gbadamosi, Rtd. V. HRH Oba Tijani Adetunji Akinloye, Suit No. SC.146/2005, now registered as No.29 on Page 29 in Volume...... more

Rivers APC demands reinstatement of 22 LG chairmen •Tasks IGP to urgently obey court order

Rivers APC demands reinstatement of 22 LG chairmen •Tasks IGP to urgently obey court order Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has been tasked to implement, without delay, the judgment of the National Industrial Court reinstating the elected 22 Council Chairmen in Rivers State replaced with caretaker committees by Governor Nyesom Wike after the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt declared their election null...... more

Relocation of Boko Haram suspects to Anambra another devilish onslaught against Ndigbo —CLO

Relocation of Boko Haram suspects to Anambra another devilish onslaught against Ndigbo —CLO Forty-five years after the fratricidal Nigeria Civil War where millions of Ndigbo were massacred with utter savagery and no mercy, the Igbos despite the proclamation of the famous three Rs have remained the most endangered species on planet earth. In the Nigerian political configuration, they are treated as second class citizens....... more

Transfer of Boko Haram detainees to South-East: Setting the records straight, By Intersociety

Transfer of Boko Haram detainees to South-East: Setting the records straight, By Intersociety On 28th June 2015, we issued a strong worded public statement, condemning “the proposed transfer” of Boko Haram Terror detainees to Anambra Prisons at Ezinifite/Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area. This followed State-wide protests by Igbo traders based in Anambra State, which took place on 27th June 2015. Hours after the...... more

Governors renew commitment to campaign against road carnage

Governors renew commitment to campaign against road carnage In the aftermath of the recent petroleum tankers accidents, which claimed multitude of lives and destroyed valuable property in parts of the country, the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has taken the campaign to some state governors across the country. Kicking off from Sokoto State,...... more

Meet Ahmed Idris, the New Accountant General of the Federation

Meet Ahmed Idris, the New Accountant General of the Federation Following a thorough fit and proper tests in both character and competence, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Idris as the new Accountant General of Federation. The announcement for the appointment made by the Head of Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi stated that before his appointment,...... more

University of Ibadan tackles water scarcity with tankers for halls of residence

University of Ibadan tackles water scarcity with tankers for halls of residence The management of University of Ibadan has commissioned two water tankers to ameliorate the water supply challenge being experienced in the halls of residence. The event took place at the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Isaac Adewole on Monday. The Vice-Chancellor, in his address, thanked the Dean of Student Affairs for...... more

Bayelsa: What manner of Assembly?, By Daniel Iworiso-Markson

Bayelsa: What manner of Assembly?, By Daniel Iworiso-Markson Bayelsa: What manner of Assembly? Daniel Iworiso-Markson Democracy is held to be the most advanced and judicious form of governance developed by man. It gives people a say in how their affairs are ordered and to choose those to superintendent over their affairs. Therein lies its beauty. But it is also...... more

Delta NURTW sends SOS to Okowa, warns of crisis over move to retrieve vehicles from drivers

Delta NURTW sends SOS to Okowa, warns of crisis over move to retrieve vehicles from drivers Delta State Council of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has called on the state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to urgently intervene to avert crises that would follow the retrieval of vehicles order given to members of the drivers’ union by the state government. Chairman of the NURTW in the...... more

President Buhari not too old to provide good leadership, By Femi Adesina

President Buhari not too old to provide good leadership, By Femi Adesina On Monday evening, President Muhammadu Buhari spoke with the Nigerian community at the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa. Speaking extempore, because according to him, he wanted to "speak from the heart," the president urged them to be good ambassadors of Nigeria, a country he went to the warfront to keep...... more

New era as Buhari’s government is inaugurated today

New era as Buhari’s government is inaugurated today It is by far the biggest event to hold in Nigeria this year as over 50 Heads of State and Government, including a delegation from the United States, led by Secretary of State, John Kerry, will all witness the historic inauguration of the 5th Executive President of Nigeria, Mr Muhammadu Buhari....... more

Live Commentary: Nigerians elect a new President – Result of 2015 Presidential Election

Live Commentary: Nigerians elect a new President – Result of 2015 Presidential Election  Welcome to the National Collation Centre, the International Conference Centre, Abuja, where Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, is presiding over the collation of the results of last weekend’s presidential ballot. The results for the two main candidates, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) of the All Progressives...... more

Live Commentary: Enyimba, Dolphins tussle in 2014 Federation Cup final

Live Commentary: Enyimba, Dolphins tussle in 2014 Federation Cup final Welcome to the final of the 2014 Federation Cup between Enyimba International of Aba and Dolphins of neighbouring Port Harcourt. It’s still goalless at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, with the match now in the 10th minute.... more

Live Commentary: Nigeria vs Congo; FIREWORKS in Pointe-Noire

Live Commentary: Nigeria vs Congo; FIREWORKS in Pointe-Noire Sorry we're reporting late for this must-win 2015 AFCON qualifier between Super Eagles of Nigeria and hosts Red Devils of Congo in Pointe-Noire. Nigeria are under pressure to win by at least two clear goals this afternoon to stay on course to defend their African title at next year’s AFCON in...... more

Respect ceasefire deal, Obama tells FG, Boko Haram

Respect ceasefire deal, Obama tells FG, Boko Haram United States President, Mr. Barrack Obama, yesterday urged both the Nigerian Government and the Boko Haram terrorist group to implement the ceasefire deal ceasefire deal announced last weekend by Defence Chief, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh. Speaking through the deputy spokesperson of the State Department, Ms. Marie Harf, in Washington, DC,...... more

Brazil 2014 World Cup Live Commentary: Nigeria, Argentina in fight to finish

Brazil 2014 World Cup Live Commentary: Nigeria, Argentina in fight to finish Welcome to our live commentary of the Group F cracker between Nigeria and Argentina at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi is unleashing the same team that subdued Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday morning, on Argentina as the African champions seek to qualify for the Round of...... more

Brazil 2014 World Cup SHOWDOWN: Nigeria dominates Iran but no goal to tell the story

Brazil 2014 World Cup SHOWDOWN: Nigeria dominates Iran but no goal to tell the story After all the tough talk by both sides, it is time for the big clash between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Persian Stars of Iran as both countries begin their hunt for survival in Group F of the Brazil 2014 World Cup. With Argentina as runaway favourites to top...... more

Clash of giants: Nigeria, Ghana in epic CHAN semi-final clash (Plus team lists)

Clash of giants: Nigeria, Ghana in epic CHAN semi-final clash (Plus team lists) Super Eagles of Nigeria Head Coach Stephen Keshi and his Black Stars of Ghana counterpart Maxwell Konadu have unveiled their squads as the West African giants get set to revive their rivalry tonight in the semi-final of the South Africa 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) for home-based stars. The match is...... more

LIVE COMMENTARY: Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier: NIGERIA vs ETHIOPIA

LIVE COMMENTARY: Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier: NIGERIA vs ETHIOPIA Welcome to the live commentary of the second and final leg of the 2014 Brazil World Cup cracker between Nigeria and Ethiopia at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar, South-South Nigeria. The die is cast. While Nigeria appear poised to consolidate on their 2-1 first leg win and land in Brazil,...... more

Live Commentary - Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier: ETHIOPIA vs NIGERIA

Live Commentary - Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier: ETHIOPIA vs NIGERIA Welcome to the live commentary for the first leg of the final stage of the 2014 Brazil World Cup cracker between Ethiopia and Nigeria at the Addis Ababa Stadium in Addis Ababa. After all the tough talk by both teams, it is now time for action! As we published earlier, here’s...... more

Live Commentary - Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier: NIGERIA vs MALAWI, Sept. 7 in Calabar

Live Commentary - Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier: NIGERIA vs MALAWI, Sept. 7 in Calabar Welcome to the live commentary of this crucial Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier between the Super eagles of Nigeria and the visiting Flames of Malawi. The outcome of this match will determine which of the two teams will make it to the final rounds of the qualifying tournament. The Super Eagles...... more

Kudirat’s murder: Why court freed Al-Mustapha •Lawyers speak

Kudirat’s murder: Why court freed Al-Mustapha •Lawyers speak Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, the dreaded former Chief Security Officer to late military ruler, Gen. Sani Abacha, was discharged and acquitted because there is no concrete evidence linking him with the murder, on June 4, 1996, of Kudirat Abiola, wife of the deceased winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief...... more

Live commentary of U-20 World Cup match between Nigeria and Uruguay

Live commentary of U-20 World Cup match between Nigeria and Uruguay Welcome to the live commentary of this Round of 16 clash between Nigeria’s Flying Eagles and Uruguay’s Los Charruas at the Ali Sami Arena in the commercial town of Istanbul, the home ground of top Turkish club Galatasaray. We’re sorry to be reporting a bit late for duty but we hope...... more

Live Commentary of Confederations Cup final: Brazil vs Spain

Live Commentary of Confederations Cup final: Brazil vs Spain A warm welcome to you all our loyal readers. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the formal launch of “Live Commentary”, the latest of the features we are introducing in our bid to stay ahead of the pack in online newspapering in Nigeria. We had test-run live commentary in...... more

 

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