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Tennis: Djokovic is World No 1 as Nadal withdraws from Paris Masters

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters due to injury, which means Novak Djokovic will become world No 1 when the new ATP rankings are announced on Monday. The tournament’s organisers announced on Wednesday that Nadal had pulled out because of an abdominal strain. In an official statement, posted on Twitter, which read: “Rafael Nadal has withdrawn and will be replaced Read More

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Akwa Utd set to unveil new Gaffer, fire 9 Players

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

The Chairman of the club, Elder Paul Bassey has hinted that Akwa United football club will next week Monday appoint and unveil a new technical Adviser after the departure of Abdu Maikaba. Maikaba has since moved to Plateau United. Dislcosing this to newsmen on Monday during an interaction, Bassey revealed that the Uyo-based team have dropped nine players after the end Read More

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NHIS saga: Proceed on leave, Buhari orders Executive Secretary  

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Following a presidential directive, the embattled Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, Professor Yusuf Usman, is proceeding on administrative leave. Also, President Muhammadu Buhari, who gave the order on Wednesday, also approved the establishment of an independent fact-finding panel to investigate allegations of infractions against the NHIS boss. Yusuf was suspended by the NHIS Governing Council over alleged corrupt Read More

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How intelligence led to recovery of missing General’s body

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

About two months, precisely 58 days after his abduction, the Nigerian Army, yesterday found the body of the missing Major-General Idris Alkali (retd), in an abandoned well at Guchwet village of Shen Distrct, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau state. General Alkali went missing while travelling from Abuja to Bauchi state, shortly after his retirement. The late army chief, Read More

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Oshiomhole fires back: I won’t mortgage my conscience for Yari, Amosun, Okorocha

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

In a sharp response to tantrum thrown at him by some governors over the last party primaries, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, yesterday, said he would not mortgage his conscience to please aggrieved members of the party. Fielding questions from State House correspondents after a close-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Oshiomhole dismissed Read More

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2019: Remain steadfast in the struggle, Sanusi begs APC supporters in Nasarawa

October 31, 2018 Editorial III 0

The runner-up in the just concluded primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Karshi/Uke constituency, Hon. Sanusi Aliyu, on Monday urged his supporters to remain calm and steadfast in the struggle to ensure the success of the party during the forthcoming 2019 general elections. Sanusi made the appeal while addressing newsmen in Karu, against the backdrop of the purported Read More

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Okorocha, Nwosu deny defection rumour

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and his chief of staff, Uche Nwosu have denied dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Social Democratic Party (SDP). The governor made the denial, while speaking to the media through Nwosu. Nwosu, who is also the son-in-law to Okorocha said that the story of dumping APC was planted by political opponents. Nwosu, who Read More

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Breaking: Buhari forces NHIS boss out of office

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Usman Yusuf, a Professor and Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to immediately proceed on administrative leave.   This is in addition to the constitution of a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations levelled against him by the NHIS Governing Council.   Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, first suspended Yusuf in June Read More

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2019: PDP cautions erring support groups

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has issued a stern warning to all support groups and volunteers campaigning for its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to abide by its rules and regulations in all their activities ahead of the 2019 general elections.   The party’s caution is predicated on the reported objectionable activities by a group operating as PDP Global Ambassadors World-Wide, Read More

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Buhari, Tinubu in closed-door meeting

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Tinubu arrived the State House around 4pm. While the agenda of the meeting was unknown, the meeting came at a time the President is trying to resolve the crisis that followed the party’s primaries across Read More

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Former Jigawa AG, 10,000 others join APC

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

A former Attorney General and Commission for Justice in Jigawa, Yakubu Ruba, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with about 10,000 supporters.   Ruba announced his decision during a press conference in Dutse on Wednesday.   “You may recall that I have been a member of the PDP from its formation to Read More

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Suspension: ‘Daring’ NHIS Scribe reportedly sues Health Minister, Attorney-General

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has sued the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the NHIS over his suspension by the governing council of the board. In the suit with the number, FHC/ABJ/CS/1220/2018 filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, Yusuf asked Read More

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How Khashoggi was strangled, cut into pieces inside Saudi consulate – Prosecutor

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled immediately he entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey and his body was ‘cut into pieces’ after the murder, the Turkish prosecutor said. According to AFP, Jamal Khashoggi was killed by ‘strangulation’ as soon as he entered consulate and his body was ‘cut into pieces’ after the murder.   Details loading…

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Lionel returns to training, still sidelined from action

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Lionel Messi this Wednesday returned to training with Barcelona barely a week after he was medically ruled out for three weeks. This was due to a fracture of the radial bone in his right arm. On Wednesday, he was pictured taking part in running exercises at Barcelona’s training ground, bringing the relief in the life of his fans. The Argentine Read More

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Grassroots sports Dev’t: Nigeria Cricket leads, flags off ‘Naija Kids’ campaign

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has taken a frontline approach in grassroots sports development with a launch of a school-based cricket programme tagged ‘Naija Kids’ set for Thursday. The event which will incorporate participation and coaching clinic will be floated in 18 states, drawn from six geo-political zones of the country in the first phase of the event. Public Relations Read More

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Ex- APC Spokesman petitions UN, US, others over Shiites killing

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

Immidiate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has written an open letter to the Secretary/General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, demanding an urgent International Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the recent killings of protesting members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) over detention of their leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-ZakZaky. Frank Read More

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Syria: Over 1500 Civilian bodies discovered in mass grave

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Over 1,500 bodies of civilians were found in a newly-discovered mass grave in Syria’s northern province of Raqqa, former de facto capital of the IS, al-Watan newspaper quotes medical sources as saying on Wednesday. Citing medical sources, the newspaper said the bodies belong to civilians killed by the strikes of the U.S.-led coalition on Raqqa. It said the bodies of Read More

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Nigerian Army: Remains of missing General ‘found inside Jos well’

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that the body of the missing Army General, Retired Major General Idris Alkali has been found in The remains of his body were found in an abandoned well in Guchwet village of Shen district, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. The leader of the operation search and rescue, Brigadier General Umar Mohammed, says Read More

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Italian govt to Citizens: Give birth to three Children, get a land gift

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Italy’s populist government plans to reward parents who have a third child by awarding them a piece of land, in a bid to reverse the country’s plummeting birth rate, media reported Wednesday. The plan, cooked up by the far-right League and included in the draft budget for next year, would see the state concede parcels of agricultural land for 20 Read More

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Alleged exam malpractice: Police arraign Adeleke, granted bail

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) at the Osun Election, Ademola Adeleke, was a while ago on Tuesday arraigned at the Federal High Court in Abuja. Mr Adeleke, alongside four other were arraigned by the police on a four-count charge of alleged examination malpractice alongside four others. They however pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred on them. Read More

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Osun Guber: Afenifere slams ban on Omisore

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the last gubernatorial election in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, has been slammed with one year suspension by the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, over his alliance with the All Progressives Congress at the rerun stage of the polls. Omisore, a chieftain of the organisation, who came third during the September 22 inconclusive Read More

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Neymar in fresh transfer mess, may land in jail

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

According to British tabloid, Daily Mirror, Brazilian sensation Neymar could face up to six years in prison as courts re-examine his move from boyhood club Santos to Barcelona. Last year Barcelona superstar Neymar was ordered to stand trial by the Spanish court for fraud regarding his transfer to the Nou Camp. The Brazilian made the switch to Catalonia in 2013 after four years Read More

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Governors okay N22,000 as new minimum wage 

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

The Nigerian Governors Forum, on Tuesday, announced N22,500 as the new minimum wage for government workers in the country. In  a communiqué at the end of second emergency meeting of the NGF in Abuja, the governors explained that the salaried workers constitute not more than five percent of the total working population. They also noted that the interest of the larger Read More

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President, govs, lawmakers highest paid globally – Labour

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

As a prelude to a total showdown with government over the minimum wage, the Organised Labour, yesterday, marched along some streets of Abuja, the nation’s capital city, and other parts of the country, to sensitise workers ahead of a nationwide industrial action billed to commence on November 6, 2018. The procession, tagged ” National Day of Mourning and Outrage,” started Read More

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Kaduna wanton killings must stop – Buhari

October 31, 2018 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, threatened that the federal government would take strongest measures possible to punish perpetrators of the latest killings in Kaduna. During a condolence visit to the state, the President expressed sadness at the recent tragic loss of lives and property in Kasuwan Magani and the unrest around Kaduna metropolis, demanding an end to such wanton killings. Read More