Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike also known as Nnemkadi Ogwumike has been awarded the Women's NBA Most Valuable player of the year award for her fine displays in the USA women's basketball league this season.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday backed the call for the sale of some National assets to revive the current ailing economy. Obasanjo endorsed the sale of the assets at the opening ceremony of the National Council On Finance and Economic Development Conference (NACOFED) in Abeokuta yesterday September 27th.
So on Tuesday morning (Nigerian time), U.S presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took to the stage to have the first presidential debate ahead of the November 2016 elections.
Donald Trump did well in the first 20 minutes while Hillary had the upper hand during the closing stages of the debate. A lot of political analysts believe Hillary defeated Trump overall during the debate with the way she tackled some important issues looking more prepared and assured during the debate. See the major talking points after the cut.
Real Madrid will have to cope without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the quest for a club-record 16th straight La Liga win after coach Zinedine Zidane said both will miss Sunday’s trip to Espanyol. Bale was forced off early by a hip knock as Real came from behind in dramatic fashion to beat Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League. Ronaldo started Real’s fightback against his old club, but misses out this weekend due to illness. “Cristiano won’t travel. He has a problem with his throat and is not ready to play,” Zidane said on Saturday. “We are not going to risk anything and much less so with Ronaldo.”
The Federal Government has said the country spends $6m on the importation of rice daily, the News Agency of Nigeria reported. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said this while addressing farmers at Ndeagu-Echara and Omege-Echara in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi on Friday. “The country is currently importing $6m worth of rice daily and the funds to sustain such importation are no longer obtainable,” Ogbeh, who spoke through his Senior Adviser on International Donor Partners, said. To reverse the trend, Ogbeh said that government was giving priority to rice production
The Director-General, Debt Management Office, Dr Abraham Nwankwo, has assured that the one billion dollars Euro-bond proposed to be issued by the Federal Government will be ready by mid-December. He said this on Friday in Abuja at a news conference organised by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. He said the DMO made requests for proposals for both local and international managers who were interested to compete on Monday, adding that the closing date was Sept. 19. He said, “Immediately after that, we would fast track the process of vetting, screening and selecting.