Monday, 11 December 2017

Spain pip Nigeria 6-5, win Copa Lagos

Spain pip Nigeria 6-5, win Copa Lagos

‘Tana Aiyejina The Super Sand Eagles on Sunday lost 6-5 to Spain in an intense final of the  2017 Copa  Lagos Beach Soccer tournament at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos. The Nigerians  on Friday defeated Morocco 7-6 and on Saturday beat Lebanon 9-8 in explosive encounters to set up a clash with the Spanish, who […] …
Pillars get tough FIBA Champions Cup draw

Pillars get tough FIBA Champions Cup draw

Idris Adesina Nigeria champions Kano Pillars  were on Sunday drawn in Group B  along with AS Sale of Morocco, ES Rades of Tunisia, Interclube of Angola, New Generation of DR Congo and City Oilers of Uganda at the 2017 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup which begins  in  Tunisia on Monday. Nigeria’s second representatives at the […] …
300 players for national t’tennis open

300 players for national t’tennis open

Idris Adesina Over 300 players from 25 states and teams  are expected to compete in 18 events at the National Table Tennis Open Championships and the Commonwealth Games trials, which begin on Monday at the National Stadium in Lagos. The competition will also feature para-table tennis players as the players aim for places in the […] …
UAE 2017 delights StarTimes

UAE 2017 delights StarTimes

Pay TV company StarTimes  has promised to broadcast the remaining matches  of the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the country. The tournament, which kicked off  at the United Arab Emirates on December 6, ends on  December 16. UAE’s Al Jazira,  Asian champions Urawa Reds, CAF champions Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, Mexico’s side  Pachuca, New […] …

Olubadan urges support for Eagles

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, at the weekend said it was important for Nigerians to be united in their support for the Super Eagles as the team prepare to take part in the Russia 2018 World Cup. The monarch, who said this while receiving the factional  national chairman of the […] …

Foreigners taking over Nigerian insurance industry

Foreign acquisition of Nigerian insurance firms has been increasing in the last decade, NIKE POPOOLA writes Post recapitalisation Foreign investors have been beaming their searchlights on the juicy firms in the Nigerian insurance industry and substantially taking over ownership of many of them in recent years. This development, which is due to myriads of reasons, […] …
Fuel scarcity persists in Abuja despite FG’s order

Fuel scarcity persists in Abuja despite FG’s order

Okechukwu Nnodim and Olaleye  Aluko The queues for Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, persisted on Sunday in Abuja and some states despite the order by the Federal Government to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, to end the scarcity. The Federal Executive Council, at its meeting last Wednesday, directed the minister […] …
FG reviewing non-performing privatised firms’ operations — BPE

FG reviewing non-performing privatised firms’ operations — BPE

The Bureau of Public Enterprises says it has started reviewing privatised public enterprises that have failed to live up to expectation. The Director-General of the BPE, Mr. Alex Okoh, said this when members of the Senate Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation visited the bureau, according to a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja […] …
Weather: Flights may suffer cancellation, delay in coming days

Weather: Flights may suffer cancellation, delay in coming days

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has called on all air passengers to exercise restraint during adverse weather, which may hamper their travel plans in the coming days and months. In a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Relations, Mr. Sam Adurogboye, on Sunday, the regulatory agency said the advice was important due […] …
577 firms bid for NNPC insurance renewal contract

577 firms bid for NNPC insurance renewal contract

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Sunday said it had opened 577 bids submitted by firms seeking to secure the insurance renewal contract for the corporation’s oil and non-oil assets. According to the NNPC’s Group General Manager, Risk Management and Insurance, Mr. Modupe Bameke, the public opening of bids is a requirement […] …