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US President Donald Trump avoided declaring a national emergency over the coronavirus outbreak but is shutting down all travel from Europe – with the exception of the UK and Ireland – and going back on his own advice by urging sick people to “stay home”.   In only his second presidential address from the Oval Office in three years, …

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Chelsea are set to soon announce that rising star Tino Anjorin has agreed a new contract with the club, Football Insider can reveal. The London giants have made a breakthrough in talks with the attacking midfielder, 18, just days after his Premier League debut. A Chelsea source has told Football Insider that the club will …

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Juventus have confirmed that Italy international defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for Coronavirus. In a statement released on Wednesday evening, the club announced that Rugani has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, but is currently asymptomatic. “Juventus Football Club is currently activating all the procedures of isolation planned by the regulations, including a check on …

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Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared the State would be known for good governance all through his tenure. Makinde, who stated this while addressing members of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) during a stakeholders’ meeting of the party at its state secretariat, Molete, Ibadan, added that his administration was bent on …

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The coronavirus outbreak has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). More than 4,300 people have died globally after contracting COVID-19, the prevalent strain of coronavirus, and there have been over 121,500 confirmed infections. There have been more then 3,000 deaths in China, the epicentre of the outbreak. And in Italy, …

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Ronaldinho chilling signing autographs and drinking alcohol in a Paraguayan prison. Still have no idea how one of the most famous men in Brazil thought he could get into Paraguay with a fake Paraguayan passport. Flag of BrazilFlag of Paraguay Ronaldinho’s lawyers offered a property bond as their get-out-of-jail card for the former footballer at …

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The Alaafin was an absolute king; his word was law. He had the power of life and death. He’s iku baba yeye, alase ekeji orisa (the almighty, the ruler and companion of the gods). In the actual working of the government, however, the Alaafin was an absolute monarch. He governed in conjuction with a council …

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..We have not spoken to the Emir since yesterday but we understand they are at their destination somewhere in a remote part of Nassarawa State after driving for nearly seven hours in the night and arrived at about 2.00 am this morning. We understand the choice of location to detain HH Muhammadu Sanusi II was intended to cause maximum trauma and distress. This again is illegal and unconstitutional.

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In the circumstance, it is imperative to state that if those entrusted with the power to govern or rule Nigeria have no respect to the traditional institution or the citizens, how could these personalities be respected abroad? That will not be possible as charity must begin at home.

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And without giving the Emir any opportunity to react to the allegations the executive council tried him, found him guilty and announced his removal from the throne. Apart from deposing the Emir without affording him the opportunity to defend himself Governor Ganduje was the accuser, the prosecutor, witness and judge at the inquisition which lasted for about 5 minutes. At the end of the inquisition the accused was convicted and sentenced to dethronement.

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The UK’s top share index is facing its worst day since the financial crisis after it fell 8% in early trade, wiping billions off the value of major firms. The drop follows global falls as a row between Russia and Saudi Arabia saw oil prices plunge by more than a fifth. Shares were already reeling …

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Kano state government has announced the appointment of Aminu Ado Bayero as the new Emir of Kano. Aminu Bayero is replacing Muhammadu Sanusi II who was dethroned earlier today by the Kano state government.

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A fourth person in the UK has died after contracting coronavirus, the health minister has announced.

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  The deposed Emir of Kano, Malam Sanusi II, has been banished to Nasarawa State, According to an inside source within the Kano Emirate Council, the embattled ex-Emir of Kano is being moved out of the palace of the Emir of Kano about now. He is being escorted by some palace officials and security personnel …

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    Oyo State Government has disbursed a sum of Seventy-Five Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy-five thousand, seven hundred and Eighty-two Naira (N75, 775, 782. 75k) to Eighteen (18) communities and 2 vulnerable groups under its World Bank assisted program. The sum, which was disbursed through the Oyo State Community and Social Development Agency (OYCSDA) …

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