Football legend George Oppong Weah says Nigeria’s Jay Jay Okocha is more skillful than Ghana’s Abedi Pele. According to the Liberian, even him, having won the world’s best player during his playing days, is nowhere close to Okocha in terms of being adroit with the leather ball. “Abedi is a strong...
From Idowu Sowunmi Nigerian-born World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, was Thursday honoured by the Buckingham Palace with the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) Medal. Joshua was honoured for his outstanding services to boxing and success to the sport. In its congratulatory message, the Royal...
An Australian Government Minister, Andrew Broad, who resigned from his role over allegations of improper behaviour with a younger woman, on Tuesday said he would quit politics in 2019. Broad resigned from his role as assistant minister to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack on Monday after a tabloid magazine claimed...
There is a ray of hope amid the death and misery that is Congo’s Ebola crisis and her name is baby Benedicte. The six-week-old infant has been dubbed “a miracle’’ by Congo’s Ministry of Health for surviving Ebola which she caught as a newborn. “The little girl is called Benedicte and...
“George H.W. Bush’s life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey.” Former President Barack Obama issued a lengthy statement early Saturday on the death of former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at the age...
From Angela Ross Uyi “When decorum is repression, the only dignity free men have is to speak out.” – Abbie Hoffman When #TakeItBack was birthed in March this year and introduced to the world from the United States by a group of concerned Nigerians led by Comrade Omoyele Sowore, everyone heaved...
An angry husband filled his wife's car with concrete after she reportedly changed her surname to win a supermarket promotion. The man claimed he and his wife had been going through a rough patch in their marriage and that her name change was the final straw for him. An eyewitness with a smartphone...
India’s air safety watchdog on Monday suspended for three years the license of a senior Air India pilot who failed alcohol tests. “The privileges of his license have been suspended for a period of three years from 11.11.2018 as per the provisions of applicable regulations,” a spokesperson at the Directorate...
A US F/A 18 fighter jet crashed in the Philippine Sea on Monday after experiencing mechanical trouble during routine operations, the Navy said in a statement. Both pilots were immediately rescued and are in good condition, it said, adding that the crash was being investigated.
American singer, Missy Elliot, acclaimed as ‘one of Rap’s greatest voices’ in the world, has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott is the first female rapper nominated for the prestigious prize and can also become the third rapper to enter the organisation following recent inductees JAY-Z...