Ebuehi: Omeruo, Troost-Ekong helped me in Eagles

ADO Den Haag young star Tyronne Ebuehi has revealed that defenders William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo helped him settle into the Super Eagles squad during last month’s training camp in London. Understandably, Troost-Ekong took Ebuehi under his wing because he was born in the Netherlands, while Omeruo spent time with ADO Den Haag on loan shortly after his transfer to Chelsea in January 2012. ‘’I will not forget. Troost-Ekong, who also has a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother, took me and showed me around, ‘’ said Ebuehi to De…

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Akpeyi: Iheancho, Iwobi, others scare S’Africa

…says Eagles must not underrate Bafana Bafana Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel A k – peyi, has said that South Africa are scared of the caliber of players at the disposal of Nigeria adding that they are poised in stopping the Eagles when both teams battle in the opening match of the 2019 African Cup of Nations billed for June. The Eagles will play host to Bafana Bafana on June 11 and Akpeyi who was in goal during the friendly against Senegal in London stressed the need for team to start…

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Importers to FG: Remove raw materials from forex ban

Importers have urged the Federal Government to review the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s policy on 41 items barred from the official foreign exchange window. Director General, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr. Segun Ajayi- Kadir, made this call in Lagos after the association’s meeting with officials of Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC). He said that the operating environment was not  competitive for business because of government’s import policy. Specifically, he said there were 680 tariff lines in the 41 items. He explained that 95 of them were raw materials not…

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How sustainable’s FAAN’s ‘new’ airport infrastructure renewal?

The Federal Government had, in 2012/2013, embarked on ambitious airport remodelling project, which raised so much hope but little in delivery. The Lagos airport is, however, wearing new look now and becoming passenger friendly. But, how sustainable are these quick fixes? WOLE SHADARE asks Previous challenges In 2014, none of Nigeria’s over 24 airports met the criteria to be selected amongst the top aerodromes in Africa. As a matter of fact, Port-Harcourt International Airport was selected as the worst airport in the country. The verdict came as shock to a…

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World Cup: No friendlies for Beach Eagles

Barely 15 days to the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup taking place in Bahamas from April 27 to May 7, the Beach Eagles are yet to resume camping as promised by the Nigeria Football Federation last week. The players and the coaching crew were expected to converge on their hotel in Badagry, Lagos State last Sunday, but lack of funds by the football authority and the clearance of arrear owed the hotel is not helping matter. The team has also lost the opportunity to feature in the four–nation invitational holding…

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Ekiti 2018: Jostle for APC ticket begins

The number of aspirants jostling for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State for the 2018 governorship election has increased to 36, thereby putting the party’s leaders on edge over who flies the flag, SULAIMAN SALAWUDEEN reports     The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in a dramatic election experience about two years ago, precisely June 21, 2014, lost the state’s governorship election to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against “favourable” prognosis and forecasts of pundits and political watchers, who had predicted…

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No Hayatou manipulation for Eagles – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said the ouster of erstwhile Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou has created a level playing ground for Nigeria and Cameroon as both countries battle for the 2018 World Cup ticket. Hayatou is from Cameroon and the German feared the administrator could have used his position to manipulate things in favour of the Lions who are currently trailing the Eagles in Group B of the World Cup qualifiers. Nigeria and Cameroon will clash in August and September when the qualifying campaign resumes. “The…

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Ambode flags off Lagos @50, pledges support for young entrepreneurs

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has formally flagged-off the opening ceremony of activities lined up to commemorate the State’s Golden Jubilee Anniversary. Besides, he pledged that his administration would pay greater attention to the growth of young entrepreneurs with a view to backing it up with an enabling environment and friendly policies that would enhance business successes. The governor assured that concerted efforts would be put in place to utilise the state’s golden jubilee for a solid foundation of another glorious 50 years. Ambode, who spoke at the premiere…

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GTB shareholders get N1.75 per share final dividend

Investors in Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc have endorsed the payment of final dividend per share of N1.75 for the financial year ended December 2016. The approval was given at the bank’s 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lagos last weekend. Aggregating this with the 25 kobo interim dividend, brings total dividend for the year to N2.00 per share, a 13 per cent increase over N1.77 paid in 2015, which represents a dividend yield of 18.16 per cent at a market price of N24.61 as at March 09, 2017.…

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I’m going hubby shopping (35)

Dave peers through the glass door. Kathryn goes to pick her own baby from the cot, examines her curiously and lays her back in the cot. She goes back to her bed, sits and mopes at nothing. Dave’s heart lurches as Kathryn suddenly turns towards Alice. Is his sin about to find him out? He turns to leave, but…is it not better to make his presence known and delay whatever Kathryn plans to say? As he hesitates, James turns the corner, marching towards him. Oh no! This is not the…

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