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Djokovic clashes with US Open fan in angry exchange

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

Djokovic was due to practise for his match with Kudla at 5pm local time but it was pushed back to 6pm then 7pm. The world No 1 finally showed up at around 7.25pm and worked on his game with his coaching team amid fears he may withdraw from the match. But during the session, Djokovic stopped to confront a fan Read More

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Supporters club reaffirms commitment to Nigeria sports

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) has reaffirmed its commitment to Nigeria football and sports in general. According to a statement by the National Chairman of NFSC, Rev. Samuel Ikpea, the club is planning to redouble its efforts aimed at encouraging Nigeria sports and athletes, and particularly, repositioning the country’s image positively. “For over six decades, the Nigeria football supporters Read More

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Wanted: The Ukraine, Alabama rape cure

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

Perhaps, the next most rampant phenomenon stalking the land after kidnapping and armed banditry is rape. No day has passed by without one or two or more cases of rape being reported in the media. In fact, I have been trying to keep tabs on the heinous occurrences for a very long time but doing so amounts to scooping the Read More

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Breaking: Again, APC postpones Bayelsa primary election

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

The returning officer for the Bayelsa 2019 All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, has said the exercise scheduled for Saturday August 31, 2019, has been postponed. This was contend in a statement issued and signed by the  Secretary of Bayelsa 2019 governorship primary election committee  Senator Emmanuel Dangana Ocheja. The statement read in parts, “We wish to Read More

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New Islamic year: Ganduje declares Monday public holiday in Kano

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

Monday September 2, has been declared as public holiday by Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. According to press statement signed by Permanent secretary Establishment, for Head of Service, Abba Wada Waziri, the work-free day was in commemoration of the new Islamic calendar marking the 1st Day of Muharram 1441 AH equivalent to Sunday 1st September 2019. Ganduje enjoined the Read More

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Lagos govt nab over 120 ‘motorcyclists’ on entry point

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

Lagos state government has confirmed arrest of 123 young and medium-age men mostly from northern part of Nigeria have been intercepted and detained for “mass movement” into the state. The state government confirmed their arrest and detention through its verified Twitter handle. The youths were said to be majorly commercial motorcyclists. They were arrested while trying to enter Lagos. “The Read More

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Kogi: FCT Minister of State congratulates Yahaya Bello, pledges support

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello on his landslide victory at the just concluded Kogi All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primaries held at the Confluence stadium, Lokoja, on Thursday, August 29, 2019. According to her, the victory was a sign of development, commitment, and the support he has given to the Read More

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EFCC nabs man wanted by FBI in Ilorin

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a 36-year-old man on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wanted list in Ilorin for alleged N60 million fraud. EFCC spokesperson Mr Wilson Uwujaren made this known in a press statement, Friday in Abuja. He said the commission’s zonal head in Ilorin Mr Isyaka Sharu, while addressing a press conference on Read More

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Tribunal judgement has nothing to do with Dambazau’s son- APC chieftain

August 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to an online reports saying that a son of the immediate past Minister of Interior, Shamsudden Dambazau, has been sacked from representing the people of Sumaila/Takai federal constituency in the House of Representatives, describing it as propaganda. The party chieftain from Kano state chapter, explained that the Friday’s tribunal Read More

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Chinese firm to open fiber cement board plant in Abuja

August 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Sinoria FABCOM, a Chinese building materials giant has announced plans to float a fiber cement board manufacturing factory in Abuja. The Deputy General Manager of Sinoria FABCOM, Mr. Jackie Dai Hui made this known to journalists at the ongoing Archibuilt 2019 taking place at the International Conference Center Abuja. Sinoria FABCOM which is part of the Chinese global giant, CNBM, Read More

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Atiku’s lawyer loses wife

August 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

One of the lawyers defending the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP), Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the last presidential election, Prof. Yusuf Dankofa has lost his wife. The news of the demise of Dankofa’s wife was broken by Atiku on his twitter page on Friday afternoon. According to him, Dankofa’s wife, Hajiya Jamila Yusuf Dankofa is dead, while commiserating with the Read More

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IGP lauds Force Education Unit for impact in education

August 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has commended the Force Education Unit for providing affordable and accessible education to children of police officers and other Nigerians. Adamu, who spoke during the official commissioning of the new office complex of the Force Education Unit, Dei-dei, Abuja, on Friday, appreciated the unit for putting up the edifice from internally generated revenue. Read More

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Kaduna Assembly member Suleiman Dabo kidnapped along Zaria road

August 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Member of Kaduna States House of Assembly representing Zaria constituency, Hon Suleiman Ibrahim Dabo, has been kidnapped at Farakwai along Kaduna- Zaria road. The Kaduna State Police Command while confirming the incident said that the legislator was kidnapped in the early hours of Friday, while the kidnappers left a Toyota Camry car with registration number ZAR 972 TL belonging to Read More

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$9.6bn Judgment: CSOs, NLC, others to picket British, Irish embassies

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

No fewer than 1000 Civil Society Organisations (CSO) are set to picket the British and Irish embassies, Monday September 2, 2019 over the United Kingdom court’s $9.6bn judgment against Nigeria. The Secretary General of Coalition of Civil Society (CSO) groups, Mr Abubakar Ibrahim, gave the hint during a brief chat Friday in Abuja. Mr Ibrahim said that apart from the CSOs, the Read More

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Oliver Kahn set to take over Bayern Munich

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

Ex-Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn will join Bayern Munich’s board in January to be groomed to replace club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Bundesliga giants announced Friday amid a backroom upheaval. The appointment of Kahn, who played for Bayern from 1994 until 2008, was approved by Bayern’s board late Thursday, just hours after club president Uli Hoeness, 67, officially informed the club Read More

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Trump makes shocking pronouncement on US children living abroad

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

The US government says effective October 29, children of citizens born outside the country will no longer automatically become citizens of the country. The directive is contained in  a new policy issued on Wednesday by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). US citizenship can be acquired by being born in the country or children born abroad can acquire citizenship Read More

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Police recruitment: Ignore list not from PSC, commission warns

August 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has enjoined applicants for recruitment into the Constable Cadre of the Nigeria Police Force to ignore list or information on the exercise emanating from outside the commission. The commission’s head, press and public relations Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Friday in Abuja, advised all the candidates who participated in the recruitment exercise up to the aptitude test Read More

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Corruption Nigeria’s major albatross – Varsity Don

August 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

A senior lecturer in the Department of History, Ahamadu Bello University, Zaria(ABU), Prof. Sule Bello has described corruption as Nigeria’s major albatross adding that there was the need for proactive measures to be taken for the menace to be nipped in the bud. Speaking at a town hall meeting for community sensitization on anti-corruption organized by Disputes Resolution and Development Read More

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Bayelsa: Okoko lobbies lawmakers with manifesto

August 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

A Bayelsa state governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party for the November governorship election, Keniebi Okoko has said that he will harness all available resources in the state, and better manage them to enhance the delivery of dividends of democracy to Bayelsans. He stated that if he successfully flythe flag of the PDP in the primary and eventually in Read More

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FG takes delivery of aircraft worth $8.5m

August 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

The federal government has taken delivery of a calibration aircraft worth $8.5m that will serve in the calibration of navigational aids across Nigerian airports.  The government through the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika Thursday evening took delivery of the said calibration aircraft worth $8.5m that will serve in the calibration of navigational aids across Nigerian airports. Sirika, said the aim Read More

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Tension in Osun community as Imamship tussle splits congregation

August 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Tensions have pervaded residents of Ikirun, headquarter of Ifelodun local government area of Osun state has two persons fight over Imamship position of Amola Central Mosque in the town. The crisis, it was gathered, started after the installation of Alhaji Suleiman Tiamiyu to replace the late Imam Suleiman Adewale.  However, the refusal of Alhaji Tiamiyu to be ceremonially turbaned by the Read More

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Buhari mourns former Gambian President, Dawda Jawara

August 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Gambia over the passing away of former President Dawda Kairaba Jawara. The president also commiserated with the family members, friends and political associates of the great leader who served as Prime Minister from 1962 to 1970, and first President of the Gambia from 1970 to 1994. He said Jawara’s Read More

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Buhari welcomes Japan Bank,Toyota investments

August 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday held investment talks with top officials of Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and Toyota Group, at the margins of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), holding in Yokohama, Japan. Led by its Deputy Governor, Mr Nobumitsu Hayashi, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation indicated its interest in supporting projects in which Japanese Read More

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Breaking: Kidnappers relocate to Abuja, abduct top politician

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

National chairman of the Action Alliance (AA) Kenneth Udeze, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Abuja. The AA chairman was said to have been kidnapped Friday morning outside a Zenith Bank branch in Dutse Alhaji, Abuja. Speaking to reporters after the attack, Genevieve, wife of the kidnapped AA chairman, said her husband woke up Friday morning and found several text Read More