Wayne Rooney was "proud and delighted" to become Manchester United's record scorer after moving onto 250 goals with an injury-time equaliser at Stoke on Saturday.
Rooney had been tied on 249 goals with Sir Bobby Charlton, who has held the record since 1973, after scoring against Reading in the FA Cup Read More
Former President Goodluck Jonathan is seen relaxing with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the later`s Otta home, playing the traditional game called "ayo".
Jonathan had earlier in the day said to have held some "crucial meetings" with Obasanjo and some Yoruba elders who were around.
though details of the meetings were not Read More
Now 36, Gerrard played 710 times for Liverpool between 1998 and 2015, winning nine trophies
Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard is to return to the Premier League club as a youth coach.
Gerrard, 36, who made his Liverpool debut in 1998, will begin the job in February.
The midfielder left Anfield Read More
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Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States Friday during a time-honored inauguration ceremony that encapsulated the peaceful transfer of power that is a hallmark of American democracy.
Vice President Pence
On a raised platform on the flag-draped West Front of the Capitol, Trump placed his left Read More
Donald Trump will soon be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States during a historic transfer of power that encapsulates American democracy even in politically divisive times.
The traditions of the day began unfolding early Friday morning. Trump and his family attended a private worship service at St. Read More
Jonathan, Obasanjo and other members of his entourage arriving Otta, Ogun State few minutes ago
Former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR,is right now in Otta, Ogun state to hold crucial meeting with the former Head of Sates and President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Though details of the meeting is not yet known, reports Read More
News reaching Olika Reporters says that the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has stopped the monthly stipends paid to pressmen covering activities of government at Government House, Benin City.
Speaking to one of the newspapers correspondence who has been a beneficiary of the inconspicuous largess for about 7 years, he expressed Read More
Mr Godwin Obaseki the Governor of Edo is making history as the first nepotist governor of Edo for deciding to engage his firm Afrinvest to cultivate 5,000 hectares of maize located in 5 Local Government Areas of Edo State to produce at least 25,000 metric tons of maize.
Besides he plans Read More
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Thursday inaugurated an ad hoc committee under the Agriculture Empowerment Initiative to revamp agriculture in the state.
Obaseki, while inaugurating the committee at the Government House in Benin, said that the ad hoc committee was to kick-start reforms in the agricultural sector of the state Read More
ADAMA BARROW. PRESIDENT OF THE GAMBIA
Adama Barrow, the man who won The Gambia's disputed election, has been sworn in as president.
Mr Barrow took the oath at the country's embassy in Senegal.
He has been recognised internationally. But Gambian strongman Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down and his term in office Read More
Deji Adeyanju, a known official of the opposition PDP, claims that President Buhari did not get an invitation from the US to attend Trump's
He claims, instead, former President Goodluck Jonathan got an invite.
He said that Trump had reportedly ignored to call President Buhari who was among the first world leaders Read More
Edo and Lagos state are the only two states that enjoys the full complements of electricity structure in Nigeria, Governor Godwin Obaseki said in Benin City on Tuesday.
Besides, Governor Obaseki said Edo state will, in no distant time, generate one in every power generation (20 percent) in Nigeria adding that, Read More
The Committee set up to harmonize a Tax collection bill on Wednesday, submitted the bill to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo for his approval and onward transmission to the Edo House of Assembly.
Recall that Governor Obaseki, earlier in the month prohibited the collection of taxes and levies by unauthorized bodies.
Consequently, Read More
Wife, children and cabinet members of the outgoing Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh have allegedly abandoned him and have equally fled the country’s capital of Banjul on the eve of the deadline given Jammeh by the ECOWAS and the African Union to step down, report says.
The Senegalese Government gave Jammeh till Read More
A new and endangered specie of insect has been named after US president-elect, Donald Trump.
The insect, a moth with the name, “Neopalpa donaldtrumpi”, has yellowish-white scales present on the head in adults just like Donald Trump's, a research published in the journal ZooKeys says.
This insect naming by scientists is in Read More
The National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers NANPF, the official Nigeria players Union affiliated to the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC has in its letter dated 12th January 2017 addressed to the President of the NFF petitioned the Football Federation and the Trade Read More
The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday in Bauchi began conducting an inspection of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium ahead of an inspection visit by the Confederation of African Football.
The venue is the home ground of Bauchi-based Wikki Tourists Football Club who is campaigning in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup Read More
Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow will be inaugurated on Thursday at the country’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal, just ECOWAS troops move to enter his country to oust President Yahya Jammeh.
Jammeh’s tenure terminates on Thursday.
The inauguration would hold at 1600 hours at the embassy, Barrow posted on his Facebook page.
Also in his Read More
A man in Florida has been accused of posting online that he would kill U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at his inauguration on Friday.
“This is Jan.16, 2017. I was requested to type this in and post it. “Yes, I will be at the review stand, the inauguration and I’m going to Read More
Following the petition filed by the PDP and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu challenging the result announced by INEC in the September 28 governorship election in Edo state, the petitioner Thursday, tendered 185 results out of the 192 wards in the State.
However, the next stage is the submission of voters Read More
President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to leave Nigeria for the United Kingdom any moment today.
A statement by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina said the President is “on a short leave which is part of his annual vacation for health-checks."
Meanwhile, Adesina’s statement added that “In line with Section 145 (1) of Read More
Linus Chukwuebuka, one of the witnesses in the trial of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court over corruption and money laundering charges has revealed how he was paid the sum of N313m in cash to carry out housing projects for the judge in various parts of Abakaliki in Ebonyi Read More
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested a supervisory councillor for agriculture in Mafa local government of Borno State, Umar Ibrahim and four others for allegedly diverting 300 bags of rice donated by Danish Refugee Council (DRC), a Non Governmental Organisation and meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Read More
African forces are prepared to storm The Gambia Thursday as President Yahya Jammeh insists on not leaving office, ignoring a midnight deadline to hand over or face military action.
Jammeh’s army chief said his troops would not fight their entry into the country, as the Mauritanian president flew out of The Read More
It's been almost 900 days since the US-led war on ISIS began. But as the Trump administration nears -- with its promise to bomb "the s*** out of ISIS" -- where does the campaign against the militant group stand?
One survey suggests ISIS lost nearly a quarter of its territory in Read More
Former US President George H.W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, have both been hospitalized, his spokesman said Wednesday, according a report by CNN and monitored by Olika Reporters International
President Bush, 92, was admitted to intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital to address "an acute respiratory problem Read More
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has warned the Army to ensure that an air strike which killed many civilians in Borno state on Tuesday does not happen again.
The Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari, conveyed the president’s message when he led a Federal Government delegation on a condolence visit to the Read More
The House of Representatives in Nigeria is requesting for a thorough investigation into the Nigerian Air Force’s accidental bombing of a settlement in Rann, a community in Borno State.
In a debate that lasted for about an hour, lawmakers called for a probe of the incident which had caused the death of Read More
Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday invaded the Secretariat of the Ondo State Oil producing Area and Development Commission (OSOPADEC) Oba-Ile Akure north local government and arrested four of its senior staff.
The arrested staff included its chairman, Pastor Johnson Ogunyemi, Secretary, Dr. Dele Durojaye, Sola Read More
Police of the Plateau State Command have intercepted a 27-year-old woman for allegedly being in possession of 16chained children at Gada Biyu Motor Park in Jos.
The command’s spokesman, ASP Terna Tyopev, said on Wednesday that the woman was arrested on Tuesday night.
According to him, the woman, identified as Rifkatu Bello, Read More
Louis van Gaal says he is not definitely done with football just yet, after appearing to suggest earlier this week that he was retiring from the game at 65.
The Dutchman, who was sacked by Manchester United last year after an uninspiring stint at Old Trafford, had told popular daily tabloid Read More
Kano fragile peace was overstretched Wednesday morning following sporadic gunshot that rocked the city centre.
The incident which occurred under Ado Bayero bridge triggered pandemonium as comutters and passer bye scamper for safety.
Although details are sketchy, but security sources in the city said “it was a clash between officials of Kano Read More
Report just reaching Olika Reporters International says the Gambia’s parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh’s term by 90 days.
It also approved his decision to declare a 90-day state of emergency in the tiny West African state.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized an aircraft allegedly acquired by former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff.
The aircraft was impounded at the Maiduguri International Airport.
EFCC may also seize two other private jets at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja as part of the investigation Read More
Several Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are feared dead after a Nigeria Airforce plane mistakenly dropped a bomb on them inside the Rann IDP camp in Borno State.
The Rann IDP camp located in Kala-balge Local Government Area is now home to thousands of persons displaced by Boko Haram.
About five bodies have Read More
Investigation reveals that the immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, is in serious lobby for appointment as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, after indications emerged that President Buhari has endorsed the replacement of the current SGF over several allegations of corruption against him.
Investigation also reveals Read More
Report just reaching Olika Reporters International says three Ministers in President Yahya Jammeh's cabinet have resigned.
They are the Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Environment.
They all resigned as regional forces prepare to oust the veteran leader unless he steps down by Thursday.
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The Ibeto Group, an Nnewi-based battery manufacturing company, has attributed the loss of 2000 jobs in the company within the last three years to the uncontrolled dumping of cheap battery from China.
Chairman of the company, Chief Cletus Ibeto, said in Nnewi that due to the dumping, his company could no Read More
There were indications yesterday that the kidnappers of 10 students and staff of the Nigerian Turkish International College, NTIC, Ogun State have reduced their earlier demand of N1.2 billion ransom for the release of the abducted persons, to N750 million.
Relatives of the Nigerian victims were requested to pay N50 million Read More
Contrary to what the Nigerian Government has been telling the world, Sambisa Forest has not been captured by the Army.
The convener of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG group, Oby Ezekwesili, has hinted that the Nigerian Army has not captured Sambisa Forest in Borno State as widely held.
Ezekwesili, who said Read More
In what looked like celebrating the change of guard in the Senate, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has explained that the removal of the former Senate Leader, Sen. Ali Ndume was necessary.
Ndume was replaced with Ahmed Lawan last week by the APC caucus.
Chief Read More
The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has asked the Federal Government to tell Nigerians the true state of the nation’s security.
Governor Fayose made the call on Monday while addressing reporters in Ado Ekiti, the state’s capital in southwest Nigeria, hours after a suicide attack led to the death of four Read More
The National Association of Edo State Students (NAESS ) is appealing to Edo State government to commence the award of scholarships and grants in the form student bursary for the State’s students nationwide.
The President of the association, David Amenaghawon, who made the appeal shortly after being sworn in at a Read More
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist attack at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri on Monday Morning, saying bombers will never escape God`s punishment.
The President has expressed sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the University Community, families of the victims, the government and people of Borno State.
In a statement Read More
As Nigeria grapples with economic hardship and security challenges, the Nasarawa State government has confirmed the re-emergence of Lassa fever disease in the state in north-central Nigeria.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Iya, confirmed the death of four persons during an interview with Channels Television.
Dr. Iya further disclosed that Read More
A final year Business Administration undergraduate of a privately owned University in Oghara (name withheld) in Delta State, on Sunday allegedly ran mad after she was reportedly pummeled by her lover boyfriend.
Reports said her roommates (names withheld) screamed for help when the undergraduate who hails from Benin city, Edo State Read More
As a dividend of Governor Ben Ayade’s pro-active security measures, which has ensured peace and stability in Cross River State, the Canadian government has identified the state as one of the safest in the country.
In its regular release on safety concerns, the Global Affairs Canada has advised her citizens against Read More
Investigation reveals that no fewer than five members of the House of Representatives on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from Imo State may soon dump the PDP for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The defection according to the investigations was being championed by the Chairman of Imo State caucus Read More
Report just reaching Olika Reporters International says the eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect, Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog.
Reports said the boy died on the way to the hospital in Manjai near the Gambian capital, Banjul.
Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has allayed the fears of some members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) over the local government election slated for next month.
The governor had at different fora assured all aspirants for councillorship and chairmanship positions and other party members in the state that Read More