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Alicia Keys to sing new song at champions league finals

Multiple Grammy Awards winner, Alicia Keys, will be performing live at the 2016 edition of the UEFA champions league final's opening ceremony on Saturday. Two Spanish giants, Athletico Madrid and Real Madrid, will slug it out in the champions league final in Milan, Italy. While Athletico Madrid is hoping to…

Major shake-up as Nigerian Air Force redeploys top officers

The headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force has announced a major restructuring with the redeployment of some of its top officers. The Director of Public Relations and Information of the Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, announced the redeployment via a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES, Thursday. Mr. Famuyiwa, Group Captain, said the…

Professor Ibrahim Umar Abubakar

FEATURE: Five ways to save your tomato farm from pest attacks — Professor

Today, tomatoes are seen as scarce commodity in Nigeria due to a massive pest attack on tomatoes farms across the country. Several farmers have lost their produce due to the attack. Bello Sani, a tomato farmer in Zaria, told PREMIUM TIMES that he lost almost everything he planted this year.…

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Nigeria deploys experts to tackle massive tomato scarcity

Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday said his office had commissioned experts to look into the massive tomato scarcity that has hit the country as a result of a plant disease outbreak. He said this to journalists at his office. According to him, the tomato…

#Petrol Scarcity: Five amazing tips to make your car consume less fuel

As Nigerians grapple with one of the nation’s most devastating episodes of fuel scarcity, there is need for motorists to understand how to conserve and manage the little fuel they have. A review of vehicle manuals point to tips that can help lower fuel consumption and save cost. Below are…

How Michael Aondoakaa’s rice business attracted America’s attention

As Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa attracted international attention as a key figure in the cabinet of President Umaru Yar’Adua who provided critical legal cover for the survival of a President plagued with ill-health. Six years after he served as Nigeria’s number one judiciary…

Lionel ​M​essi resumes training ahead of El-​C​lassico

Barcelona forward and four-time FIFA ballon d’or winner, Lionel Messi, has commenced training with the clubs reserve team ahead of their El-​C​lassico with Real Madrid scheduled for Saturday November 21. Barca team B manager, Gerard Lopez, has confirmed the report. "Leo completed training. I saw him well and I am…

Three Super Eagles forward to watch against Swaziland

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Friday begin their quest for a place in the FIFA 2018 World Cup to be hosted in Russia. They will take on Southern Africa opponents, Swaziland​,​ in Lobamba. Coach Sunday Oliseh’s team departed the Nnamdi Azkiwe international airport Abuja on Thursday for their…

Rooney slaps 6ft7 British wrestler

Manchester united skipper, Wayne Rooney, in front of his son, Kai, slapped 6ft7 British WWE super star, Wade Barrett, on Monday night. The 30-year-old Manchester united captain attended the world wrestling entertainment show with his fellow former Manchester united team mates and legends Ryan Giggs and Darren fletcher. The British…

Sergio Ramos out of England friendly

Real Madrid Captain and Spain international, Sergio Ramos, has been ruled out of Spain’s international friendly match against England due to a shoulder injury. Ramos sustained the injury after scoring a spectacular acrobatic goal against Sevilla in their La Liga 3-2 defeat over the weekend and he was substituted in…

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Djokovic celebrates historic Paris Master Cup victory

World number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic, is proud of his performance after adding the Paris Master Cup to his long list of titles. The Serb defeated Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4 in Paris to become the first tennis player to win six master titles in a calendar year. Djokovic made…

Spain invite 4 Chelsea players for England, Belgium friendly games

The Head Coach of Spain’s national football team, Vincente del Bosque, has invited four Chelsea players for their forthcoming international friendly match against England and Belgium. The quartet invited from Chelsea, regardless of the poor performance their club this season, are: Cesar Azpilicueta , Pedro Rodriguez, Cesc Fabregas and Diego…

French police arrest Benzema over sex tape blackmail

French police on Wednesday arrested Real Madrid and French forward, Karim Benzema, in connection with an alleged blackmail of his French team mate, Mathieu Valbuena, over a sex tape featuring him, sources close to the probe have disclosed to the French media agency. The 27-year-old arrived the French police station…

Arsene Wenger wants Mikel Arteta to consider coaching career

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has asked his captain Mikel Arteta to consider coaching as his future career, given his “tactical discipline and ability to coach”. The Spanish player represented his country in the U-21 and joined Arsenal from Everton in 2011. According to www.arsenal.com, although Mr. Wenger still hoped to…

Siasia invites Awoniyi, Iheanacho for Olympic Qualifiers

The Nigeria National U-23 Head Coach, Samson Siasia, on Friday included the foreign-based trio of Kelechi Iheanacho,Taiwo Awoniyi and Moses Simon in a 51-man squad for the Africa U-23 cup of nations starting next month in Senegal. The three teenage young stars were listed alongside 13 other foreign based players…

​​​​Ramos still ​available for possible Man ​U deal

Manchester United have been given renewed hope in their attempts to sign Sergio Ramos, after it was revealed ​Monday ​the Real Madrid captain has not signed a new deal​ with Real Madrid​. ​​Van Gaal had stated in his last briefing that transfer talk regarding the Spanish defender was unfavourable following…

Ex-Heartland boss, Nduka, rejoins Taraba FC as head coach

The circus of FC Taraba continues as former Super Eagles midfielder, Nduka Ndubuisi, who was fired towards the end of last season Glo premier league campaign, has rejoined the Jalingo boys as head coach. The club management in a bid to arrest their insecure position in the ongoing Glo premier…

De Gea: Transfer talk ‘unfavourable’ says Van Gaal

Manchester United boss, Louis van Gaal, has admitted that the transfer talks for the club’s goalkeeper, David De Gea’s is causing a problem. The 24-year-old Spaniard who joined the Red Devils in June 2011 as Edvin Vander Saa's successor wants to join Real Madrid but United have said they will…

Mourinho tips Mikel to replace Terry as Chelsea captain

Chelsea’s Manager, Jose Mourinho, has urged John Obi Mikel to stay at the club as he is a likely candidate for the Blues' captain armband once present skipper John Terry takes his exit. The Super Eagles star has spent nine years with the blues since his controversial move from Norwegian…