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Just Now: Ex-Arsenal Star Thierry Henry becomes new Monaco Coach

October 13, 2018 Editor 0

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as head coach of Monaco until June 2021. The 41-year-old Frenchman, who had been Belgium’s assistant manager, began his professional career at Monaco and helped them win Ligue 1 in 1997. The club are third from bottom in Ligue 1 and sacked manager Leonardo Jardim on Thursday. “It seems like fate that I will Read More

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Hope rises for return of abducted Leah as FG’s Delegation storm Yobe

October 13, 2018 Editor 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured the families of kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirl Leah Sharibu and two abducted aid workers that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned to secure their release. The Minister gave the assurance when he led a three-member Federal Government delegation to Maiduguri in Borno State and Dapchi in Yobe State. Read More

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Just Now: APC gets new Spokesman as political fireworks go deeper ahead 2019

October 12, 2018 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Lanre Issa-Onilu as its new national spokesperson. The appointment was made Friday evening by the National Working Committee of the APC in Abuja. Although a formal announcement is yet to be made, Mr Issa-Onilu confirmed his appointment, according to PREMIUM TIMES. An aide to party chairman Adams Oshiomhole, Simon Ebegbulem, also confirmed the Read More

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Just Now: Again, Buhari meets APC Govs over party primaries

October 12, 2018 Editor 0

Some Governors elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari. The President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this on his Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad. Ahmad listed the governors who met with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to include Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara). “President Read More

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Just Now: Atiku, Peter Obi in closed door meeting, may pick ex-Governor as running mate

October 12, 2018 Editor 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential flag-bearer, Atiku Abubakar is about now meeting with former Anambra state Governor, Peter Obi. The outcome of the meeting may result to former Vice President announcing Obi as his running mate ahead of 2019 general election. Several options have been suggested in the public domain, with the candidate being widely expected to choose from either Read More

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2019: Presidential Aspirants at ‘war’ over minimum wage

October 12, 2018 Editor 0

The presidential candidates of African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, Friday morning attacked each other’s position on plans for the national minimum wage in Nigeria. They both appeared on a breakfast programme of Television Continental (TVC) which focused on the issue. The Federal government is locked in a tripartite meeting with organised labour Read More

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 87, discharged from hospital, set to celebrate Wife’s birthday

October 12, 2018 Editor 0

South African anti-apartheid activist, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has been discharged from hospital after spending about two weeks there, his office said on Friday. He turned 87 while undergoing tests, but will be home for the birthday of his wife, Leah Tutu, this weekend, the statement noted, thanking well-wishers. The statement did not say what particular tests the archbishop, who was Read More

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Bolt nets brace for Australian club in trial match, nears career target

October 12, 2018 Editor 0

Usain Bolt scored twice for Central Coast Mariners to move himself one step closer towards achieving his football dream. The Olympic sprint legend raced through on goal and fired a left-footed effort into the bottom corner for his first before bringing out his trademark lightning bolt celebration. Moments later he grabbed his second – though it was not quite as classy Read More

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Just Now: Aircraft goes up in flames at Lagos Airport

October 12, 2018 Editor 0

The office of Overland Airways at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MM1), Lagos, is currently on fire. The fire was said to have started at about 10:30am; a plane was being serviced at the tarmac when it suddenly went up in flames, according to SaharaReporters. “It’s big fire,” the witness told SaharaReporters on phone. “Half of the Overland AIrways plane is Read More

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2019: INEC transfers Zakari, others, insists on deadline for submission of party candidates

October 12, 2018 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a minor reshuffle in the chairmanship of standing committees. National Commissioner and Member, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mohammed Haruna, who disclosed this in a statement named those affected to include Festus Okoye, Solomon Adedeji Soyebi, Mohammed Mustafa Lecky, Amina Bala Zakari and Okechukwu Ibeanu. “The chairmanship of five out of its Read More

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South Africa’s apartheid-era Minister passes on at 86

October 12, 2018 Editor 0

South Africa’s apartheid-era ex-Foreign Affairs Minister, Pik Botha, who was known for trying to get his party to accept broader political rights for black South Africans, has died, his son, Roelof Botha, said on Friday. He told a local television channel,  eNCA, “My dad passed away in the early hours of the morning at his home. He was 86 years old. “I think Read More

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Just Now: Boboye part ways with Plateau Utd after two years

October 12, 2018 Editor 0

Blueprint.ng has just gathered that Former Plateau United Coach, Kennedy Boboye has parted ways with 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Champions, Plateau United after the expiration of the two years contract. Kennedy Boboye, who won the NPFL title with Plateau United in 2016/17 season and guided the team to the CAF champions league last season. The former Abia Warriors Read More

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Just Now: Ekiti state Assembly boils as Lawmakers remove Speaker, installs Alagbada

October 11, 2018 Editor 0

A new Speaker of Ekiti state House of Assembly, Adeniran Alagbada has emerged as some members of state’s legistive arm  impeached the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole. The sweeping action also witness the removal of the Deputy Speaker, Sina Animasaun. Both Oluwawole and Animasaun are members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Oluwawole, a staunch loyalist of Governor Ayo Fayose, was removed Read More

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Kidnappers abduct Dewji, Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ in Tanzania

October 11, 2018 Editor 0

The man said to be Africa’s youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania’s main city Dar es Salaam, police say. Mohammed Dewji, 43, was abducted outside a swanky hotel gym where he was going for his routine morning workout. Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident and two of the abductors were believed to Read More

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Just Now: Aston Villa Owner dies, aged 94

October 11, 2018 Editor 0

Sir Doug Ellis, Aston Villa chairman for 31 years, has died aged 94. Ellis’ family informed the Birmingham Mail that one of the pioneering chairman of the Premier League era passed away in the night. Ellis was chairman of Villa for two spells, first from 1968 to 1975, before returning to the club after their European Cup success in 1982 until retirement in 2006. Ellis often Read More

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Kashamu: Court overrules PDP on his expulsion

October 11, 2018 Editor 0

A high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo, Abuja has nullified the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) dismissal of Buruji Kashamu, a senator of Ogun East and the party’s state chairman, Adebayo Dayo. Following his 30-day suspension which elapsed on January 9, the PDP on July 24, announced the expulsion of Mr Kashamu and his key supporters from Read More

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FG worried over continuous closure of Nigerians Shops in Ghana

October 11, 2018 Editor 0

The continued closure of Nigerians shops in Ghana two weeks after President Koffi Nana-Akudo gave the order to reopen them, has elicited concern from the federal government. The sentiment was expressed by the assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, when the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) led by its president, Ken Ukuoha, paid Read More

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Just Now: Uncertainty as Atiku seeks audience with Obasanjo ahead 2019 polls

October 11, 2018 Editor 0

Sources on the know have disclosed that Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has concluded plans to visit former President Olusegun Obasanjo later on Thursday. His visit to Otta in Ogun state is coming less than one week after he clinched PDP Presidential ticket. The two men had an on-again-off-again relationship since the two fell out towards the Read More

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AMCON moves to hands off Polaris bank

October 11, 2018 Editor 0

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has declared that plans are on the way to sell Polaris Bank within two years. Chief executive officer, AMCON, Ahmed Kuru who made this known in an interview with Bloomberg in Lagos maintained that the agency has met with the management of Polaris Bank and will sell the financial institution in less than two years.. Read More

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More headache for APC as Court nullifies its Guber, NASS, State Assemblies primaries in Rivers

October 10, 2018 Editor 0

Justice Chiwendu Nwogu of a High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has nullified the nomination of Tonye Cole as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. The judge made the pronouncement on Wednesday, on the ground that his nomination is a function of illegality and unconstitutional acts. The court also nullified the the Rivers State Read More