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NWPL: Super 4 champion to get N3m, trip to Spain

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has disclosed that the eventual champion of the Nigeria Women Premier League Super 4 will smile home with a cash prize of N3m and an official trip to Spain on invitation of the La Liga Women’s League. She noted that the second place team will get N2 million, while the third Read More

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Puma Wheelchair Tennis enters semis today

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The 2nd edition of Puma Wheelchair tennis enters the semifinal stage on Friday with Nigeria sharing the spoils with other participating countries in the male and female categories. In the men’s singles, defending champion, Alex Adewale waltzed through the quarterfinal by beating Kenyan Rajab Athman 6/2 6/1 on court 1 of the National Stadium Tennis Centre, Abuja yesterday. Adewale will Read More

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NGO preaches peaceful coexistence amongst Kaduna Youth through sports

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Non Governmental Organisation, under the auspices of Life Challenge Intervention Outreach has stepped up a peaceful coexistence campaign in Kaduna through grassroots sports. Speaking to newsmen during a football tournament tagged: ‘ Y-Goals’ in Kaduna recently, the founder of the NGO, Ejikeme McBishops Ogueji disclosed that the aim of the tournament is to foster peaceful coexistence amongst the diverse Read More

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Pique hints at Spain return for Tokyo 2020

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Gerard Pique admits he could be tempted out of international retirement to represent Spain at next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Barcelona centre-back, 32, stepped down from Spain duty following the 2018 World Cup after fracturing his relationship with many fans over his support for Catalunya’s independence bid. However, in an interview with Cadena SER, Pique hinted that he could Read More

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Rohr gloomy over Super Eagles vs Benin, Lesotho tight schedule

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is not happy with the tight scheduling of his side’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Benin and Lesotho. The Super Eagles open their Group L campaign against West African neighbours Benin Republic at home on 13 November before travelling to face Lesotho four days later. “Our players from Europe will Read More

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Military seeks media, civilians partnership as Atilogu Udo 1 kicks off

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Chief of Staff Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Burutai, on Thursday, sought partnership with the media and civilians towards successful execution of various military activities in the South East geopolitical zone especially Atilogu Udo (peace dance) 1 scheduled to kick off today (November I). Burutai, made the call at the 2 days Civil-Media-Military Relations Summit held at Enugu, the Read More

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Reps divided over Army’s Operation Positive Identification

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on the Army have expressed discordant opinion over the propriety or otherwise of the planned Operation Positive Identification (OPI) by the Nigerian Army. The Army, through its head of Civil and Military Affairs, Maj. Gen. Usman Mohammed has however justified the planned operation which he described as carryover of Operation Lafiya Dole in Read More

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Kogi gov poll: Court to decide on Akpoti’s suit Nov 7

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on November 7, deliver judgment in the suit filed by the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, challenging her exclusion from the forthcoming Kogi state governorship election. Justice Folashade Ogunbiyi-Giwa fixed the date for judgment after taken submissions of counsel on the propriety or otherwise of the suit. Akpoti, his deputy, Read More

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Stakeholders protest attempt to distort Owukpa zoning arrangement

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders from Itabono ward 1 have protested against alleged attempt to alter existing zoning arrangement in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue state. The stakeholders in a protest letter to the state governor, Samuel Ortom, alleged that the current caretaker committee chairman of the LGA, Prince Samuel Onuh, has contrary to the zonal arrangement in Read More

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Edo: APC moves to recall ‘absentee member-elect’

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo state have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence the process to recall Mr Vincent Uwadia as the elected member, presenting Ovia North East Constituency 2 in the state assembly. The party leaders said the call is in accordance with the 1999 Read More

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Kogi, Bayelsa: INEC boss urges media to be objective

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Commission (INEC) has appealled to the media for accurate, objective and professional reporting of the elections as the commission prepares for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections on November 16. The INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, who made the appeal in Abuja, said though the commission does not believe in censorship, it is a collective responsibility to combat Read More

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Nicki Minaj flaunts $1.1m wedding ring

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Trinidad and Tobago born rapper and singer, Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty a.k.a Nicki Minaj has displayed wedding ring worth 1.1million dollars bought by husband Kenneth Petty. The 36-year-old rapper posted a video via her Instagram page, @nickiminaj where she flaunted her diamond ring. TMZ, (thirty-mile zone) reports that Kenneth Petty was involved in every step of the design and making of Read More

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Zamfara APC alleges disruption of meetings by police

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Zamfara state chapter has alleged that the police disrupted its meetings in some local government areas of the state. The state chairman of the party, Alhaji Lawal Liman, who made the allegation in Gusau Thursday, claimed the Police unduly denied its members in some local government areas their constitutional rights of freedom of association. “You Read More

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APC calls for calm in Sokoto over loss of NASS seats

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Sokoto state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on its supporters to remain calm over the loss of two National Assembly seats to the PDP. A statement issued by the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Sadiq Achida, in Sokoto said the party would study the Court of Appeal verdicts on the cases and respond appropriately. Read More

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APC sweeps Kebbi state LG poll

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kebbi State Independent National Electoral Commission (KESIEC) has declared All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of October 26, local government election in the state. Kebbi State Independent Election Commission (KESIEC) chairman, Alhaji Aliyu Mera, made this known Thursday in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.“KESIEC wishes to release the official results of the state local government election held on Saturday, Read More

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Rerun: Senator Adeyemi vows to restore image of Kogi West

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Kogi West rerun election, Senator Smart Adeyemi, has vowed to restore the battered image of the district if elected on November 16. The Senator, who is vying against the incumbent Senator SDino Melaye, therefore appealed to the electorate to vote him in the 16 senatorial election, which was scheduled by court Read More

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Court fixes Dec 6 for Kashamu’s extradition suit

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court in Lagos Thursday, further adjourned until December 6, hearing in a suit filed by Senator Buruji Kashamu, seeking to stop his extradition to the U.S., to face drug charges. Kashamu, in his suit FHC/L/CS/930/2018, joined the Inspector-General of Police and Commissioner of Police Lagos. Others are the Director-General Department of State Services, the National Drug law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, Read More

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Use electoral victory to reconcile warring members – Ebonyi APC urges Buhari

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his electoral victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday to reconcile warring members of the party across Nigeria. The state chairman of the party, Chief Eze Nwachukwu, gave the advice Thursday in Abakaliki, noting that the victory should also galvanise unity in the party. Nwachukwu urged Read More

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Fayemi to Atiku: Join hands with Buhari in rebuilding Nigeria

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi Thursday urged former Vice- President Abubakar Atiku and other opposition figures to team up with President Muhammadu Buhari in the task of building a new Nigeria. Fayemi made the call in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, in Ado Ekiti Thursday. The governor said the call became necessary now that the Read More

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Apex Court verdict justifies Nigerians mandate to Buhari -Speaker

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, has described the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Supreme Court as a justification of the peoples mandate at the general elections. This was contained in a statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Jibrin Gwamna, issued Thursday in Lafia. Balarabe- Abdullahi, who said Buhari’s victories both in the election Read More

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Between youth and sports development: The dilemma of Dare

October 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Since the appointment of Mr. Sunday Dare as the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, he has visited several sport facilities, hosted meetings of several sports governing bodies, assessed and talked up performances of several athletes and vowed to lift up sports. In the short period, since his appointment, Dare has elevated sports administration to national visibility but all these Read More

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Buhari: From Russia with many gains

October 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

In about five years he has been president, Muhammadu Buhari has visited so many countries and attended so many meetings but his recent travel to Russia is, in some ways, one of its kind and the travel will, for a long time, if not eternally, be remembered for its gains. The president travelled to Russia to attend the Russia-Africa Summit. Read More

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S/Court verdict: Nigerians never expected less – APC UK

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The leader of the United Kingdom chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Ade Omole, has Nigerians never expected anything less from the Supreme Court judgement upholding President Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory. He said this while reacting to the judgment in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Thursday in Abuja. Omole said it was crystal clear from Read More

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SMEDAN donates farm produce processing machines to farmers

October 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

As part of efforts to empower women farmers, the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has donated groundnuts oil, herbs/moringa tea and spices processing machineries to three women groups in Bauchi state. Speaking during the presentation of the machinery and financial grants to the beneficiaries Thursday, Director General of the agency Umar Dikko Radda said the donation Read More

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Atiku vs Buhari: Distractions now over, Nwosu lauds S/Court verdict

October 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the last general elections in Imo state, Chief Uche Nwosu has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over his victory at the supreme court, saying the much distractions against the federal government is now over.  The Supreme Court in a unanimous ruling Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar Read More