The Miami Heat rebounded from the end of their 27-game winning streak by clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 108-89 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday. LeBron James nailed seven three pointers en route to a 36-point effort for the Heat who saw the second-longest win streak in National Basketball Association history halted with a defeat to Chicago earlier this week.
Bamidele Olowosagba Team Lagos have won the star prize of N2 million at the just concluded 2nd Ochei Wheelchair Basketball International Championship held inside the Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos Saturday. Team Lagos defeated Delta State in the final by 40-29 points. Runners up got the sum of N1.5m, while the third place winners, Edo State got N1m from the sponsor, Victor Ochei, the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rebuffed insinuations of crisis between President Goodluck Jonathan and the governors of the party, and insisted that members of the National Working Committee (NWC) remained solidly behind the party’s national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur. National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a release made available in Abuja, said that the party remained resolute in supporting the transformation agenda of President Jonathan and the visions of its chairman. “There is no division in the leadership of our party.
The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) may join the list of proscribed political parties in the country if it fails to satisfactorily explain to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), why it is flouting the 1999 Constitution. LEADERSHIP gathered that INEC was threatening to withdraw the political party’s registration certificate over a technical matter concerning change in party constitution as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution. In a letter dated January 28, 2013 signed by the INEC’s acting secretary and addressed to the ANPP National Chairman, Ogbonaya Onu,...
A 26-year-old, Seun Bankole, was on Wednesday remanded in prison custody by an Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court for murder. The Prosecutor, Insp
Kidnapped Nollywood diva, Miss Nkeiruka Sylvanus, was forced to cough out over N8 million to regain her freedom from dare-devil kidnappers who held her hostage for six days in a hideout, the police and State Security Service, SSS have revealed. Both security agencies held a joint media briefing, yesterday, at the headquarters of the SSS, where six of the suspects, including a dismissed mobile police officer, Ndidi Cletus, 30, who led the kidnap gang, were paraded.
With the spate of bombings and terrorists attacks ravishing the northern parts of the country, it is no surprise that a study released yesterday by MasterCard has ranked Kano, Abidjan and Khartoum respectively as cities with the least growth potentials over the next five years in Africa out of 19 cities surveyed. Lagos and Abuja came 13th and 14th on the index. Accra, Lusaka and Luanda, the capital cities of Ghana, Zambia and Angola respectively, were identified as the Sub-Saharan African cities that have the highest potential for growth according to the MasterCard African Cities...
Nigeria qualified for the next round of the Africa Cup of Nations after two late Victor Moses penalties gave them a crucial win against Ethiopia. Moses, 22, opened the scoring from the spot after he was fouled by defender Alula Girma with 10 minutes to go. The winger earned the second penalty when he was brought down by goalkeeper Sasay Bancha, who was sent off.
He has yet to make any firm decisions about his footballing future. But David Beckham set his fans speculating when he was spotted training with Arsenal FC on Tuesday.
The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has declared the readiness of his administration to approach the State House of Assembly for a legislation that would prescribed death penalty for kidnappers in the state
Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola is the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for Lagos State. In this interview with OLAOLU OLADIPO, he speaks on his experience in the state as well as the plans of the commission for the 2015 general elections
Nigeria could miss defender Joseph Yobo and midfielder Victor Moses for a crucial Africa Cup of Nations Group C clash with Ethiopia on Tuesday. Skipper Yobo has an ankle injury and Moses a hamstring problem ahead of a final-round fixture the Super Eagles must win to be certain of making the quarterfinals