Sports

EPL value falls, Sky pays £3.58b for TV rights

Rupert Murdoch’s Sky  will pay £3.58 billion to show 128 Premier League matches for three seasons from 2019/20. The deal brings to an end rampant inflation in the value of the domestic rights for English top-flight soccer. Rival BT will show 32 games a season, after its £885 million  ($1.23 billion) bid secured one package. […]

Diplomatic Channel

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela battles kidney infection

South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has been hospitalised for a kidney infection but is expected to make a full recovery, the Times Live online news site said on Tuesday. Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, has been in and out of hospital since 2016 for back and knee surgery. Times Live, […]

Security

Criminal Don Waney cult group’s member confesses

The killing of 23 worshippers on New Year day in Omoku was to avenge the arrest and humiliation of the mother of cult gang leader, late Don Waney. A member of the cult group paraded at the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday said they carried out the massacre to teach town’s vigilance group […]

Politics

PDP set to dislodge ruling party

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus on Wednesday, met with the party’s, minority leaders of State Assemblies, assuring that the party was stronger and set to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), from power in 2019. Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio made this known while briefing newsmen shortly after the meeting, which […]

Security

Kenya bans protests

Kenya’s government on Thursday banned protests in main city centres, citing lawlessness during opposition rallies against the electoral commission ahead of a scheduled presidential poll re-run. The move comes as opposition leader Raila Odinga called for daily protests next week to keep up pressure on election officials to reform, after his refusal to take part […]