Iran arrests eight ‘linked to CIA’ in street unrest

Iran has arrested eight people accused of links to the CIA and gathering information to send abroad during deadly street violence that erupted after a fuel price hike triggered demonstrations. A near-total internet blackout was imposed by the Islamic republic on November 16, the day after it made the shock announcement that petrol prices were […]

Protests against hate speech, social media bills rock Abuja, Lagos

• Police assault reporter, seize, release camera• Senate won’t force them on Nigerians, says Lawan• Ezekwesili urges women to resist passage The Senate yesterday said it would not force the controversial hate speech and anti-social media bills on Nigerians.The upper chamber gave the promise as scores of protesters yesterday stormed the National Assembly demanding the […]

Banks earned N180m to deposit N546b with CBN

•Savings, lending rates gap narrows to 27%•Apex bank cautions transaction-switching firms on lapses The nation’s Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) opted to deposit a whopping N545.71 billion in the tills of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) than deploying them in the economic segments of the country, earning just N180 million in the month of October […]

Oyo five-man committee on LAUTECH inaugurated

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday inaugurated a five-member committee to work with a counterpart committee from Osun State to deliberate on the ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. The governor maintained that though Osun and Oyo states would continue to remain brothers in other areas, the committee’s mandate was to […]

Top 20 National Team Coaches: Rohr ranked 19th

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has made the World’s Top 20 Best National Coaches’ list following his results with the national team. According to German-based organisation International Federation of Football History & Statistics, Gernot Rohr, is ranked 19th on one point while Iran’s manager, Marc Wilmots, completed the top 20. Gernot Rohr in his 49 competitive […]