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African Games: Weightlifting targets 20 gold medals in Morocco

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) is confident of winning 20 gold medals at the upcoming African Games in Morocco. The technical director of the federation, Christopher Nwadei, disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja Nwadei said in line with this the federation had shortlisted 40 weightlifters that would be invited to camp from Friday in preparation for the All African Read More

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NFF Corruption Trial: Pinnick, others to face court Monday

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The corruption charges filed by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), led by Okoi Obono-Obla,against Nigeria Football Federation president,Amaju Melvin Pinnick comes up on Monday in Abuja. In a 17-count charge, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/93/2019, filed by the panel before the Federal High Court in Abuja , the panel insisted that $8,400 in question was Read More

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Taekwondo: Itiku, Esuku, 14 others pick 2019 African Games tickets

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

After keenly contested National trials conducted by the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) which ended at the weekend in Abuja, 16 taekwondo Athletes out of expected 24 have been confirmed. Those who automatically booked a place for possible feature at the games to be staged in Morocco this year were top-ranked athletes after series of taekwondo events in recent times. Incidentally, Read More

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FG releases N1b for AFCON, Falcons, Flying Eagles

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Government has released one billion naira to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to cover the country’s participation at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt as well as pay up the outstanding entitlements of both the Super Falcons and the Flying Eagles. This cash came under the intervention fund as the NFF failed to submit the budget for the 2019 Read More

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Anambra: 45-year-old man drowns in flood

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

,l  A-45-year old man, Mr Nnaemeka Okoli of Umuchu, Aguata LGA, Anambra state has been drowned by flood at his country-home. According to sources, the corpse was said to have been found where it was dumped at the boundary between Osete and Ugwuakwu villages, both in Umuchu community on weekend. The source further explained that the deceased, a trader at Read More

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Justify confidence reposed on you, APC supporters urge Buhari

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ondo state indigenes resident in the United Kingdom (UK) have pleaded with the President Muhammadu Buhari to justify the confidence repose on him by the electorate by bringing them relief from the present economic hardship. They urged the president to use his second term to put smiles on the faces of the masses Read More

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Ill wind blowing in APC, says PDP

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the weekend claimed that the bitter infighting and hostilities in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency were due to the alleged stolen presidential mandate of the election conducted on February 23, this year. It also alleged that the vicious fight for positions as booty of a stolen mandate further exposes the APC Read More

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Ogun APC demands probe of Amosun’s alleged firearms deal

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogun state has called for thorough investigation of an alleged illegal acquisition of firearms levelled against the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. A statement signed by APC spokesman Comrade Tunde Oladunjoye Sunday said the recent revelation of an existence of illegal armoury and stock-pilling of arms and ammunitions by Amosun Read More

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29 escape death in Anambra multiple auto crash

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

At least twenty-nine persons escaped death in a multiple auto crash in Amawbia, Awka South LGA of Anambra State. Blueprint reports that the accident which occurred on the Onitsha-bound lane of the Enugu-Onitsha expressway, between two white colored Toyota Hiaces with registration numbers ENU 82 ZE and XB 509 AHD, also left eight persons injured. The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Read More

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Building strong institutions and the security chiefs

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The second term of President Muhammadu Buhari is a month’s old by today. As usual, Nigerians are very anxious and expectant of the caliber of men and women Mr. President would recruit to assist his administration in the #NextLevel.Ardent critics of the Buhari Presidency have been consistent that his first tenure which just expired failed to fully meet it’s targets. Read More

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‘Fake doctor’ carries out surgery on patients, nabbed in Kaduna

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A fake medical doctor identified as, Aliyu Ya’u was on Sunday arrested by the Kaduna State Police Command for allegedly killing a patient during hernia surgery.Ya’u, who was paraded at the Command’s headquarters, was said to have performed a medical surgery for hernia on the patient (name withheld) who eventually died.The Kaduna Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo said, Read More

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Jonathan’s prescription for godfather, godson conflict

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says conflict arising from politics of godfatherism is largely because the existing political parties in the country lack internal measures to rate the performance of a governor and resolve conflicts at the state level. PATRICK ANDREWwirtes. When godfather, godson tangle Estrange relationship between godfathers and their godsons is a regular feature in Nigerian politics. Rarely do Read More

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Sanwo-Olu and the burden of clean Lagos

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Since assuming office as the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo Only has been tackling the menace of wastes. In this report, TEMITOPE MUSOWO examines how the state government intends to solve the stench problems.Lagos is a mega city with an estimated population of over 22 million people and an average annual growth rate of 4.44%. Ordinarily, this makes waste Read More

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Waiting for national air carrier

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In 2003, the Olusegun Obasanjo administration liquidated Nigeria Airways, the government-owned national carrier, because it had failed as a business entity.However, succeeding administrations and aviation stakeholders feel the country need a flag carrier to market itself globally. Based on need, administrations after Obasanjo made efforts to set up a national air carrier.The history of a national airline began in 1958 Read More

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Group writes U.S ambassador over 2019 polls, decries intimidation of Judiciary

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A non-governmental organisation, Democracy Vanguard of Nigerians in Diaspora (DVND) has written to the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, regarding the 2019 presidential election.  The group, according to the letter dated 26th June, 2019, said the result of the 2019 presidential election was not a reflection of the will of Nigerians. In a letter sent to the ambassador and Read More

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Osun has bright future under Oyetola – APC

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that the people have bright future under the leadership of Governor Gboyega Oyetola. The APC said the people have good reason to exercise hope and trust in the ability of Governor Oyetola to put the Osun on a high socio-economic and political pedestal, assuring that with the Read More

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PDP senatorial candidate escapes attack, as suspected thugs storm tribunal

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidate for Kaduna Central in the February 2019 elections, Lawal Adamu Usman, narrowly escaped being lynched by suspected thugs on Saturday. At the close of the hearing, some dangerously armed thugs, who had earlier been noticed prowling around the tribunal premises, pounced on Lawal as he was leaving the courtroom. It took concerted efforts of the security Read More

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BBNaija: Meet season 4 housemates as 2019 edition gets underway

June 30, 2019 Editor 0

Omashola Model and Entrepreneur Omashola is originally from Delta State, but now calls Lagos home. He loves playing basketball, cooking and “being in the water, even though I can’t swim”. Putting his life’s motto “If you want it, go get it – don’t just sit down” into action this year, Omashola got down on one knee and proposed to his Read More

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Updated: Protesters lockdown COZA environs over rape allegations against Pastor Fatoyinbo, clash with DSS, Police, Army

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Protesters in their hundreds on Sunday morning thronged Guzape Hills, Abuja where the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) church is located to demand an investigation into allegations of sexual assault levelled against lead pastor of COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo by Busola, wife of renowned Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo.Mrs. Dakolo who alleged that she was 16-years-old at the time of the alleged Read More

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Deepening democratic practice in Africa, the NILDS example

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Last week in Abuja from Monday to Friday, the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) organised workshop for Ugandan parliamentarians on capacity building for opposition members. Taiye  Odewale reports. Why the workshop The workshop was aimed at strengthening the capacities of the opposition in parliament as a way of deepening the practice of democracy in Africa not only set Read More

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In Nigeria, if the people aren’t happy…

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

I went to a friend’s house and in the kitchen, I saw in their kitchen refrigerator, “If Momma isn’t happy… ain’t nobody happy.” It’s funny because we all know it’s true. If the person in charge is upset, we should pay attention. I want to make one for us that says, “If the people aren’t happy…give them Ruga, give them Read More

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How political crisis kills Kano’s kids

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

There are many foul fallouts of the recent political turbulence that overwhelmed the affairs of Kano state but the most worrisome must be the unavoidable distraction of the state government from the routine functions of ensuring smooth delivery of good governance in the most important focal areas, especially health where smooth functioning of government often makes the difference between life Read More

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The criminal and callous coination of the “Cabal”

June 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Long before the coming of the new nomenclature called the Cabal, the name Kaduna Mafia was ascribed to some influential people in northern Nigeria. Though pseudo, many were made to believe in the existence, mightiness and the extraordinary powers of this bogus coterie. They were so branded simply because they had a sense of sectional pride, love, devotion and some Read More

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Shocker! With only one shot at goal, Balogun’s catastrophic display, Super Eagles fall to Madagascar AFCON defeat

June 30, 2019 Editor 0

A catastrophic error from centre back Leon Balogun and a sumptuous freekick from Total Man of the match Carolus Andriamahitsinoro saw debutants Madagascar shock pre-tournament favorites Nigeria 2-0 and finish top of Group B. The islanders continued writing their beautiful story at the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019, remaining unbeaten in the group stage matches to finish Read More