NAF denies locating missing Chibok girls

TVC E, NEWS - They are not found yet; this was the response of the Nigerian Air Force to the purported rescue of the missing Chibok girls. NAF denied reports that it’s operatives had located the missing girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. The Director,   Public Relations and Information of the NAF, Group. Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, said in an electronic mail on Saturday that the claim misrepresented an interview he granted Channels Television on February 12, 2016. According to him, what was said was that the NAF had the capacity to identify possible areas where the girls might be held. Famuyiwa said that while the NAF had not identified the specific location of the missing secondary school girls who were abducted in April 20, 2014, the service had been working hard with surveillance aircraft covering a wide area in the search for the girls.  He said that the NAF would continue to contribute...

Edo tasks Akwa Utd to win Cup tie

TVC E, (SOCCER) - Akwa United defender, Namso Edo has charged his teammates to win for him at Congolese side Vita Club Mokanda. The recuperating defender picked up a muscle tear against Nasarawa United in the Kaduna’s leg of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super 4 tournament. The Promise keepers' as fondly referred to, will be the guests of the Central African side in CAF Confederation Cup first leg clash today in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo. Edo charged his side to go for a comfortable result that will ease their work load in the reverse fixture in Nigeria. “I did not travel with my teammates for the clash against Vita Club Mokanda in Congo. The coach preferred me to rest to avoid complication on the thigh injury so that I will be 100% fit for the reverse fixture.  “I wish the side well against the Congolese and I personally charged my teammates to shine...

Babatunde scores on Raja Casablanca debut

TVC E, SPORT -  Michael Babatunde, Super Eagles midfielder, made his first appearance with Raja Casablanca and scored the only goal that secured a draw for the Moroccan Botola Pro side in Friday’s 1-1 draw with FUS Rabat. Yusupha Njie put FUS Rabat ahead in the 46th minute before Babatunde restored parity for the three-time African champions in the second half, allnigeriasoccer.com reports. The attacking midfielder outpaced his marker before blasting a left-footed shot past the goalkeeper in the 66th minute. Fellow Nigerian international, Osaguona Ighodaro, is still recovering from injury and did not take part in the game played at Stade Mohamed V (Casablanca). ...

APC apologises to Peter Odili and wife

TVC E The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has tendered an unreserved apology to former Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili and his wife, Justice Mary Odili over disrespectful statements allegedly made by the party’s Candidate in the last governorship election in the state, Dr. Dakuku Peterside. You will recall that Peterside had alleged that Peter Odili and his wife were ‘used’ to procure the verdict of the Supreme Court which validated the election of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as the duly elected governor of the state. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a swift response, described the allegation as absolutely false, misleading, an exhibition of lack of respect for the Odili family and the height of frustration and rascality by the APC. However, a statement signed by the APC’s State Publicity Secretary, Chris Finebone, on Friday, acknowledged that Peterside did not have any reasons, whatsoever to insult or...

Social media cold war continues with Dele Momodu

TVC E. This year seems to be an era of social media war fare, but the line of discuss looks like intellectual discussion gone bad along the line. It all started when Dele Momodu tweeted this: ''The pride of every nation is to make it easy and possible to have their kids in Ivy League schools!'' OTUNBA replied by saying this:  @DeleMomodu I don't know any country in d world where govt is subsidising privately funded education 4 kids going abroad unless scholarships DeleMomodu tweeted again by saying :  ''If you prefer your government WASTING money on living large that is also your choice but we prefer EDUCATION!'' Then he got a reply from  Otunba saying : @DeleMomodu If you want your kids 2 be in the best schools abroad pay, it's your responsibility dont force Nigerians 2 pay 4 ur aspirations. See pictures of others...

Kanye W, acts like a slathering pig – Piers Morgan

TVC E. The journalist and television personality, Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, that the world know professionally as Piers Morgan,  drops a Long note for Kanye West in anger and disappointment. Read: Dear Kanye, You’ve got a new album out, and need to promote it by shouting off your legendarily loud mouth. I get it. Only this can possibly explain your recent behaviour, which has been ridiculously offensive even by your standards. I’ve been a long-time admirer of yours. I think you’re a brilliantly talented musician and one of the great characters of the global entertainment industry. You’re controversial, polarising, and speak your mind. Nothing wrong with that, I’m exactly the same. But there’s a fine line between being entertainingly outrageous, and just being repellent, and in the past two weeks you’ve not just crossed that line, you’ve smashed it to smithereens in your desperation to offend. This bizarre process began with your ridiculous spat with fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa, where in...

HISTORY TODAY

TVC E. Today is Saturday, Feb. 13, the 44th day of 2016. There are 322 days left in the year. On Feb. 13, 1861, Abraham Lincoln was officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election as electors cast their ballots. In 1542, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery. In 1766, English economist and demographer Thomas Robert Malthus was born in Surrey. In 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, also known as ASCAP, was founded in New York. In 1920, the League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland. In 1935, a jury in Flemington, New Jersey, found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.) In 1945, during World War II, Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden. The Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the...

FG seals N2.17 electricity deal with Japan

TVC E, BUSINESS - The Federal Government has announced  that it has sealed an agreement of N2.17 billion with the Japanese Government for an emergency improvement of electricity supply facilities in Abuja. The project to be implemented by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and the Ministry of Power will help in the purchase and installation of power capacitor banks at the existing two sub-stations in Abuja and neighbouring Nasarawa State. This is aimed at decreasing the transmission loss and assist in stabilising power supply to approximately 7,000 households within the Federal Capital Territory....

Please forgive Oliseh – Pinnick tells NFF technical committee

TVC E, SPORTS - Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has appealed to all circles aggrieved by Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh's Youtube outburst  to forgive the coach. The members of the federation's technical committee had earlier resigned their positions following what they describe as mishandling of the case by Pinnick. Oliseh has since apologised, but was fined 30, 000 dollars by the NFF. The Super Eagles face Egypt in a 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers next month. Meanwhile, The NFF has stopped the salary of Sunday Oliseh's aide, Tijani Babangida. The Nigerian ex-international was appointed by the Eagles coach as Special Assistant after his appointment as Nigeria's coach. Reports say the NFF had been paying Babaginda a monthly salary of 3,000 dollars as well as bonuses and allowances. But the NFF has written to inform the coach it would no longer be responsible for his aide's salary....

Saraki’s trial at Code of Conduct Tribunal to resume in March

TVC E, POLITICS - The trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal will resume in March. Saraki is facing a 13 count charge of false assets declaration. The CCT issued hearing notices and served same on the parties to the case earlier Today. This followed a letter written on behalf of the Federal Government by the lead prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs intimating the tribunal of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court validating the trial. Jacobs had sent the letter with a copy of the Supreme Court’s judgment attached to it to the Danladi Umar-led CCT on Monday. ...

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