BERLIN, May 21, 2013 (AFP) - Borussia Dortmund's path from the brink of bankruptcy in 2005 to Saturday's Champions League final against Bayern Munich has been dubbed "Ground Zero to Wembley" by CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
LONDON (AFP) - Jose Mourinho looks set to be welcomed back to Chelsea with open arms, but his reputation has been sullied during his three-year stint at Real Madrid and he will return to Stamford Bridge with several thorny issues to address.
BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich are out to exorcise the ghosts of losing the 2012 Champions League final at home to Chelsea when they take on Borussia Dortmund on Saturday at Wembley for the European title.
Prof. Chinua Achebe was a literary giant who used the power of erudition to project persuasive and powerful political points. Little is known today of the sharp disagreement between the late Prof. Albert Chinualumogu Achebe and the late Senator Barkin Zuwo in the days after the controversial 1983 elections.
LAGOS—The Coalition of Oodua Self Determination Group, COSEG, has described the declaration of state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states as an aberration, noting that it would not address security challenges facing the country.
EARLY morning rains welcomed the body of the late literary giant, Professor Chinua Achebe to Anambra State as the people prepare to troupe into the famous Alex Ekwueme square in the state capital to attend ceremonies lined up for him by the state government and the burial committees.
AH, Chinua, are you grapevine wired?
It sings: our nation is not dead, not clinically
Yet. Now this may come as a surprise to you,
It was to me.
NATIONAL President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritse-jafor has appealed to Nigerians to support the current emergency rule in three North Eastern states, arguing that no progressive nation would fold its hands and allow few fundamental insurgents to overrun its democratic structures with impunity.
NIGERIA is a country of distinct contradictions. Public officers make a round of the world attending seminars and conferences on health, for example. They then conclude health is important to the country’s well-being.
NATIONAL Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, yesterday, asked governors elected on the party's platform, who have plans to return in 2015 to start campaigns now, if they must win the election.
After weeks of bloody conflict between Fulani herdsmen and Benue farmers, nine of the suspected Fulani mercenaries have been arrested and arraigned before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court.
Unless information technology, education, employment creation were given urgent attention in governance, the fight against terrorism and other acts of insecurity may be long-drawn, the President of Nigerian Computer Society, NCS, Sir. Demola Aladekomo has warned.
No fewer than eight persons were feared dead, yesterday, in an auto crash involving a Mitsubishi commercial bus and a tipper lorry at the Ideani end of Nnobi-Ideani-Ojoto-Umuoji-Nkpor road in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Last week in Lagos when stakeholders in the Nigerian telecoms industry gathered to discuss the draft lawful interception of communications regulations, leading voices contended that except the policy as recently released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), passes through a legislative process, Nigeria may not get the expected results.
UGHELLI—PRESIDENT of Urhobo Democratic Assembly, UDA, Chief Arthur Akpowowo, has charged the Urhobo nation to desist from embracing opposition parties and give their unflinching support to the ruling political party in Delta State.
Police in Bayelsa State have announced the prosecution of a 35-year-old man, Nathaniel Elaweremi, for allegedly raping a teenager.
THE Ijaw in the nine Niger Delta States rose from a meeting in Ondo State and asked President Goodluck Jonathan to exercise his constitutional right of seeking re-election in 2015 and should not be intimidated.
ACTING Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Prof. Charles Onocha, said in Asaba, Delta State, yesterday, that specific interventions geared towards broadening access and ensuring functional learning for Nigerian citizens were being initiated to address the issue of large number of out-of-school children estimated at 10 million.
AHEAD of the second anniversary of the present federal administration, President Goodluck Jonathan has given a marching order to all Federal ministries, departments and agencies to complete ongoing and abandoned projects that are viable and of economic benefit to the people.
BISHOPS in the Niger Delta region have supported the state of emergency declared by President Goodluck Jonathan in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, but former national chairman of the Traditional Rulers for Oil Minerals Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, HRM, Charles Ayemi-Botu, said it should be extended to six other troublesome Northern states.