Birthdays

Ray Ekpu, journalist, and former chief executive officer, Newswatch Communications Limited, 67, August 6. Born in Ukanafun, Akwa Ibom State, he was educated at Ibibio State College, Ikot Ekpene, 1960-1964; Holy Family College, Abak, 1966-1968; University of Lagos, 1970-1973, and Indiana …

Buhari to Probe Jonathan Administration

THE President Muhammadu Buhari is going to limit his current probe of government officials to the immediate past government of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The Presidency disclosed this on Thursday, July 23, that there were trails of monumental fraud everywhere that would be too …

FIFA Official Extradited to US

ONE of the seven FIFA officials held in Switzerland over corruption allegations has been extradited to the United States. The Swiss justice ministry disclosed in a statement Thursday, July 16, said he was handed over to a three-man US police escort in Zurich, Switzerland, who accompanied him on …

‎Senate Beyond the Noise

IT IS just three weeks since the Eight Senate was inaugurated on the proclamation prepared by President Muhammadu Buhari. Since then, a lot has happened within the institution which under normal circumstances should have attracted positive attention from members of the public, including …

Blatter to Miss Women’s World Cup Final

SEPP Blatter, Fifa president, will not travel to Canada for the final of the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 5. The Fifa boss who cited “personal reasons” for not going, said he had planned to attend the final match in Vancouver, despite Jerome Valcke, Fifa general secretary, pulling out of the …