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Offspring Band boots drummer for refusal to get COVID vaccine — even though he has natural immunity Peter Parada, drummer for the California-based band, Offspring, was dropped from the band’s upcoming tour because — on the recommendation of his doctor — he refused to get the COVID vaccine, since he has a history of Guillain–Barré syndrome and already has natural immunity to COVID. By Megan Redshaw Pete Parada, drummer for the Californian

UNEDLAG: Epe/Oto-Awori rulers jostle on main location LASG charts leeway Stakeholders and traditional rulers have taken a different turf on where to situate the proposed University of Education, Lagos (UNEDLAG), While Oloto of Awori Kingdom, HRM Oba Dr Josiah Olanrewaju prefers it being sited in his domain the Alara of Ilara HRM Oba Folarin Ogunsanwo on Tuesday advance reasons why Epe axis needs

Nigeria remains Airtel Africa’s top revenue source Nigeria remains the top revenue source for telecommunications company, Airtel Africa, as earnings from the market surpasses that of its East Africa turnover. In its financials released on Wednesday, Airtel Africa generated $1.11 million in the quarter ended June 31, 2021, against about $851,000 it reported as revenue for the same period in 2020. Nigeria

MTN faces ejection over inability to pay rent The Mobile Telecommunications Nigeria Limited (MTN) is currently facing ejection in Ondo State over alleged rent default legal notice to vacate its leasehold on which its telecommunication equipment was built in Owo Local Government area, by a prominent family, in the state. Ayanlaja, Adesanya & Co, acting on behalf of the Aderinola Family of Ipele,declared

Hidden N13.11tn debt exposed, as report reveals increasing CBN Overdraft to FG   The Debt Management Office in Nigeria appeared to have tacitly ignored the inclusion of N13.11 trillion overdraft the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) granted to the federal government in the computation of Nigeria debt stock. The Debt Management Office (DMO) had in its recent statement on Nigeria’s Public Debt Stock as at March 31,

EPL fans celebrate as FA Community Shield returns to DStv and Gotv this Saturday   These are happy times for the lovers of English Premier League (EPL) as the 2021/22 football season gets underway with the traditional season-opening fixture next Saturday. This year’s EPL curtain raiser will see the FA Cup winners, Leicester City trade tackles with the EPL champions, Manchester City at 5:15pm next Saturday. Interestingly for the

PDP suffers crisis casualty, BoT member defects to APC The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun to suffer casualties of the conflicts ravaging the party in the build up to 2023. The PDP unexpectedly lost a member of the Board of Trustees, Senator Joy Emordi, to the ruling party. The senator defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday to the ruling All

Former Senator, DIG Nuhu, Aliyu dies after brief illness     A former Nigerian Senator, retired Deputy Inspector General of Police Nuhu Aliyu has been declared dead on Wednesday. The former senator, Aliyu, who represented a senatorial district in Niger State, was said to have died of a brief illness at a yet to be disclosed hospital in the early hours of Wednesday. DIG Nuhu

How Akpabio traded off gov ticket with Ewang for APC leader in Akwa Ibom   Akpanudoedehe, Umana Umana, Ita Enang ‘rocked’ the deal As the crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State worsens, certain internal political horse trading is being exposed. Some APC stakeholders had revealed that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, allegedly traded off the party’s governorship ticket to a former

BREAKING: Sunday Igboho wins, Court grants bail to arrested 12 aides   Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a. Sunday Igboho on Wednesday recorded first victory and hope of freedom as the 12 aides arrested at his residence by the Department of Security Service (DSS) were granted bail by the court sitting in Abuja. The Federal High Court in Abuja presided by Justice Obiora Egwuatu, granted bail to 8 of

BREAKING: Manchester United fans react as their former manager comes out of retirement to make a return to coaching     After the exit of Manchester United most accomplished manager Sir Alex Fergusson in 2013, the Red Devils efforts to recruit another experienced manager to steady the managerial affairs at Old Trafford saw the arrival of Louis van Gaal in 2014. The Dutch tactician however saw the curtain of his Old Trafford reign drawn

PDP suffers another setback as top chieftain defects to APC   The leadership crisis rocking Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been compounded with the defection of Senator Joy Emordi, a member of Board of Trustees of the party to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Chairman of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni,

DSS complies with Court order, presents Igboho’s 12 arrested aides in court The Department of State Service (DSS) on Wednesday complied with the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja, presented the arrested 12 aides of Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a.  Sunday Igboho, before the court. The DSS had at the court sitting on Monday brought eight of the 12 detained aides to the court. The court, therefore, ordered

Stop sharp practices, CAC boss urges stakeholders The Registrar General (RG) of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Alhaji Garba Abubakar, has urged Stakeholders to avoid sharp practices while dealing with the Commission. Abubakar gave the advice on Wednesday in Abuja, when he received the President of the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), Taiwo Olowokolade. The RG charged the stakeholders who are

ECWA condemns killings, destruction of farmlands in Plateau The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), has condemned the ongoing killings and wanton destruction of farmlands, and property in Minago Chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau. Rev. Stephen Panya-Baba, the President of ECWA made the condemnation in a statement issued on Wednesday in Jos. The National Daily reports that in the last few

IMF compensates Nigeria with $3.35bn financial facility for coronavirus acceptance The International Monetary Fund (IMF) may be compensating Nigeria with a $3.35 billion financial intervention facility for accepting coronavirus and adopting the associated protocols in the country. The financial facility is provided under the guise of general allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) coming in the post-covid lockdown and

Kyari mounts fresh defence, dares FBI, media to ask certain questions Suspended CP Abba Kyari has made fresh defence, the latest of the instances he’s been walking back his words since the news of his alleged complicity in a cyber-fraud case involving UAE based Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi hit the media. It was reported August 2 Kyari collected N8 million in bribe from Hushpuppi, following his

What awaits APC in 2023, cleric reveals     Popular cleric, Primate Elijah Ayodele has predicted that the All Progressives Congress may collapse in 2023 if the crisis rocking the party now is not tackled and resolved amicably before the next general election. Ayodele who spoke on Wednesday said the party will lose the 2023 presidential election because of its inability to

JUST IN: Chelsea are desperate to reunite with Lukaku as they prepare a new and improved bid   Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has been tipped to return to Stamford Bridge this summer as Thomas Tuchel remains eager to bolster his attacking options ahead of his first full season in charge at Chelsea. National Daily learned that the Serie A champions, Inter Milan have previously rejected Chelsea’s opening offer of €100m (£85m)

Customs impounds imported vehicles, rice in Katsina The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it impounded 13 vehicles, 314 bags of imported rice and some other goods, valued at more than N60 million,  in Katsina State between July 8 and Aug. 3. The Acting Controller of Customs, Katsina State Area Command, Malam Dalha Wada, made this disclosure on Tuesday in Kaduna while

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