“Federal University, Ebonyi” renamed “Alex Ekwueme University” by FG

The Federal Government has renamed the Federal University, Ebonyi as Alex Ekwueme University, Ebonyi, Punch reports. The renaming was reportedly announced by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, during the late former Vice-President’s burial service. Ekwueme’s burial service took place at the St John, the Divine Church, Oko, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State

Real Madrid begin crunch month after passing on January transfers

Zinedine Zidane, whose Real Madrid side go to Levante this weekend, will soon find out if he was right to refuse to add to his squad in the January transfer window. There were no new arrivals at the Santiago Bernabeu, with a move for the Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga the most notable transfer that […]

Five dead after two army helicopters collide in France

Five people were killed Friday after two army training helicopters crashed into each other near a lake in southern France, police said. The collision took place near Carces lake about 50 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of the resort of Saint-Tropez. “The helicopters collided. There were three army personnel in one and two in the other. […]

Gboko killings: Police DPO under interrogation, others arrested

The Police Command in Benue is interrogating the Divisional Police Officer in- charge of Gboko A Division over the Wednesday killing of seven persons. The Commissioner of Police in Benue, Mr Fatai Owoseni, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi on Friday that some persons had been arrested in connection with the killings. […]

Aubameyang can cure Arsenal’s need for speed

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has set his sights on emulating Thierry Henry as Arsenal’s club record signing prepares to make his debut against Everton on Saturday. Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in a £56 million ($79 million, 63 million euros) switch on Wednesday and is in line for his first appearance at the Emirates Stadium this […]

Man United seek a reaction on Sanchez’s home bow

Alexis Sanchez is poised to make his home debut as Manchester United aim to bounce back from a damaging defeat at Tottenham Hotspur when struggling Huddersfield Town visit Old Trafford on Saturday. United fell 15 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City with a 2-0 defeat at Spurs on Wednesday that also saw the gap between […]

4th batch of 465 Nigerian returnees arrive Port Harcourt

The fourth batch of 465 Nigerian returnees from Libya have arrived Port Harcourt, Mr Martins Ejike, South-South Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said. Ejike who received the returnees on Friday, told news that they arrived Port Harcourt International Airport at about 12.25 a.m. on board Max Air. Ejike told newsmen that the evacuation […]

Kenya court orders reopening of TV stations

  Kenya’s High Court has ordered the government to reopen several TV stations that it shut down on Tuesday. The country’s top three TV networks were taken off the air after they tried to broadcast a mock inauguration ceremony held by opposition leader Raila Odinga. The move provoked an outcry from journalists and human rights […]

Trump delivers State of the Union address amid protests

US President Donald Trump boasted about the economy, job growth and his “America first” policy during his first State of the Union address, which was met by protests inside and outside of Congress. “This, in fact, is our new American moment,” Trump said on Tuesday evening as he laid out his top priorities for the year ahead. […]