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Take advantage of investment opportunities in Nigeria – President Buhari tells French companies
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Take advantage of investment opportunities in Nigeria – President Buhari tells French companies

President Buhari has called on French companies to come and take advantage of investment opportunities in the country. The President made the calls while speaking at the Nigeria International Partnership Forum in Paris. The president asked businesses to take advantage of the opportunities available in Nigeria, adding that the country is investing in infrastructure, climate change and tackling insecurity to ensure that businesses have a smooth environment to thrive. “Let me finally stress that Nigeria is open for partnership and cooperation. I invite the French business community to take advantage of the vast investment opportunities in Africa’s largest economy. I can assure you that our administration is on the right path to achieving multi-sectoral progress. We have revitalised...
I am presently in a good place and taking my time before getting involved in any love or relationship – BBNaija’s Liquorose speaks
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I am presently in a good place and taking my time before getting involved in any love or relationship – BBNaija’s Liquorose speaks

Big brother Naija Season 6 finalists, Liquorose and Emmanuel's romantic relationship seems to have taken another turn following their comments in recent interviews. Though the two claimed they were in love in an earlier interview with Toke Makinwa, they've ignited speculation of ending their affair which started while in the Big Brother house. In an interview with The Independent, Emmanuel stated that Liquorose is not his girlfriend and they will now be going after what pushed them into signing up for the reality show. He said; “Liquorose and I are good, there is no need to keep talking about it. We are not dating. We both came into the house for a reason and we are going after it. But she is not my girlfriend.” In another interview with The Sun, Liquorose averred though she i...
BBNaija: What Whitemoney told me about getting to finals – Liquorose
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BBNaija: What Whitemoney told me about getting to finals – Liquorose

Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, Liquorose has revealed that Whitemoney told her she would make it to the finals. Liquorose said this while having a conversation with Cross and Pere on Monday night. Pere asked if she would have believed if anyone told her she would make it to the finals. In response, Liquorose revealed that Whitemoney, during the second week of the show, told her she would make it to the finals. She however noted that she just claimed it and kept a positive mindset towards achieving it. ”Whitemoney had told me that I will make it to the finals. Funny enough he said this on the second week of the show. ”I wasn’t sure of what to say I just claimed it and then kept a positive mindset towards achieving it,” she said. Whitemoney, Liquor...
All-Stars hail Ekiti United FC for making super league
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All-Stars hail Ekiti United FC for making super league

The leadership of the All-Stars International, Ekiti State has praised players and technical crew of the Ekiti United FC for qualifying for the super league However, the leadership of the club under its president, Dr. Sola Afolayan urged the players not to relent or rest on its oars. In a statement in Ado Ekiti, Afolayan advised that the target of the players and the technical crew should be the Nigeria Premier league which he said was achievable if they sustain the current zeal and commitment. He said the mentors of the All-Stars team are happy over the success recorded with a promise to continue to support them towards achieving the main goal. While appreciating the government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi for the financial and moral support for the team, Dr Afolayan c...
Onouvevwo: Emerging Quarter-miler Inspired by Brume
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Onouvevwo: Emerging Quarter-miler Inspired by Brume

Nigeria’s only track and field medallist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ese Brume, is a source of inspiration to Nigerians even before achieving success on Tuesday. Ella Onouvevwo, a 400m runner who is only in SS3, sees Brume as her sporting idol. Just like many sportsmen and women who have come out of Delta State, Onouvevwo was discovered while representing her school — Etigbo Secondary School, Ughelli. A successful outing with her school propelled her to more success on the national stage, winning a gold medal at the 2019 National Youth Games in Ilorin. “I started athletics in 2019 after I represented my school at an invitation relay at Government College, Ughelli, where we placed second. Then my coach called me and said we should start training,” she told PUNCH Sports E...
Tiffany Haddish Reveals She had her First Orgasm while watching Nicolas Cage in Face/Off film as a teen
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Tiffany Haddish Reveals She had her First Orgasm while watching Nicolas Cage in Face/Off film as a teen

Tiffany Haddish has opened up about her first ever orgasm and she gives actor Nicolas Cage credit for it. The 41-year-old comedienne, while promoting the new season of her animated comedy series Tuca & Bertie on Adult Swim, spoke about her life. She revealed in her interview with NPR that she had never met Nicholas Cage before that and she had to tell him a funny story before they proceeded with the film. She said she told him how she got her first orgasm watching his 1997 film Face/Off. Haddish began by saying she gets uncomfortable when she has to act around someone she doesn't know, and usually has to tell them a story to break the ice. After the first hour, she convinced Nicholas Cage to let her tell him the story and everything would be "cool" after that. She...
Parma Re-sign Buffon 20 years after selling him to Juventus
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Parma Re-sign Buffon 20 years after selling him to Juventus

  Second-tier Italian club, Parma have re-signed legendary goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, 20 years after he joined Juventus. The 43-year-old called time on his career in Turin this season after he joined them in 2001 for €52 million, a then world record fee for a goalkeeper. “Superman returns,” Parma said in a tweet to confirm the deal. Buffon, with over 1,100 career appearances, holds the record for the longest streak without conceding a goal in Serie A history, achieving over 12 league matches; he did not concede a goal in 974 consecutive minutes during the 2015–16 season, achieving the most consecutive clean sheets (10) during that run. He also holds the record for most clean sheets and most appearances in both Serie A and with the Italian national team. Althou...
“We convey our disappointment” Canada, EU, Ireland, UK, USA release joint statement condemning Twitter ban in Nigeria
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“We convey our disappointment” Canada, EU, Ireland, UK, USA release joint statement condemning Twitter ban in Nigeria

The Diplomatic Missions of Canada, the European Union, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have issued a joint statement in reaction to the ban on Twitter by the Nigerian government. On Friday, June 4, two days after Twitter deleted a tweet from the president of Nigeria for violating its rules, the Ministry of Information and Culture announced that the Nigerian government has "indefinitely suspended" Twitter. The Nigerian government also proposed registration requirements for other social media. Canada, UK, USA, Ireland, and the European Union expressed disappointment in a joint statement that reads: "The diplomatic missions of Canada, the European Union (Delegation to Nigeria), the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of Ameri...
Mikel Obi Signs new deal with Stoke City
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Mikel Obi Signs new deal with Stoke City

  Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has penned a new contract with Stoke City. The midfielder is now tied to the English Championship side for another year. An official statement from the club read, “Contract extensions have been activated to retain the services of defender James Chester and midfielder John Obi Mikel.” Mikel Obi, two others need rest – Michael O’Neill Mikel Obi left Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor early in 2020 and signed a short-term deal with Stoke. The Potters failed to make the Championship playoffs following their mid-table finish, but the club was impressed with Mikel Obi and have decided to keep him on. The Nigerian featured in 41 of Stoke’s 46 league matches and was one of manager Michael O’Neill’s first names on the team...
Lagos Announces 10-week Partial Closure of Eko Bridge
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Lagos Announces 10-week Partial Closure of Eko Bridge

The Lagos State Government has announced the partial closure of Eko Bridge for emergency repairs, starting from June 4 to August 13. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement that the repair of the Eko Bridge, from Costain to Alaka in-bound National Stadium, was necessary to complete the rehabilitation works at the opposite side of the bridge earlier embarked upon by the Federal Government. Motorists are to take alternative routes during the period of repairs. Oladeinde asked motorists to take note of the diversion routes and comply with directives from the State’s Traffic Management Personnel. The commissioner urged motorists to bear the inconveniences, as the project was aimed at achieving a "seamless, safe and efficient transpo...
Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador presidential election, Arauz concedes
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Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador presidential election, Arauz concedes

65-year-old former banker and supporter of free-market policies, Guillermo Lasso has won Ecuador's presidential election. Lasso in his third attempt received over 52% of the vote to clinch the presidency, defeating Andrés Arauz, a 36-year-old leftist economist and protégé of powerful ex-president Rafael Correa. Mr. Arauz conceded after more than 95% of votes were counted. Arauz said; “I congratulate him on his electoral triumph today and I will show him our democratic convictions." Accepting the “challenge” of changing Ecuador’s “destiny", Lasso told his supporters; “For years, I’ve dreamed about the possibility of serving Ecuadoreans, so the country progresses. Today, you’ve made that possible. We’ll build a more just country, with more prosperity for everyone. “On May 24 ...
‘Solving Covid-19 is Very Easy Compared with Climate Change – Bill Gates says
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‘Solving Covid-19 is Very Easy Compared with Climate Change – Bill Gates says

Billionaire, Bill Gates has opined that climate change is humanity's greatest challenge and is a far greater problem than the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Gates who has become more vocal since the pandemic started, achieving net zero would be 'humanity's greatest ever achievement' Solving climate change would be "the most amazing thing humanity has ever done",  the billionaire founder of Microsoft said to BBC. 'Ending the pandemic is very, very easy", he claims. "We've never made a transition like we're talking about doing in the next 30 years. There is no precedent for this." "Fifty-one billion is how many tonnes of greenhouse gases the world typically adds to the atmosphere each year." "Net zero is where we need to get to.This means cutting emissions to a level w...
Only Bomb Differentiates FG From Boko Haram – Bishop Kukah
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Only Bomb Differentiates FG From Boko Haram – Bishop Kukah

The Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, Matthew Kukah likened the Nigerian government to Boko Haram while speaking at the Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need event in the UK. Recalling how 10 Nigerian Christians were killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province on Christmas eve, Kukah alleged that the Nigerian government is using a different approach in achieveing “Islamic dominance like Boko Haram.” The Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese also stated that the inability of the Federal Government to tackle Boko Haram led to its increased operation. Kukah said; “The only difference between the government and Boko Haram is (that) Boko Haram is holding a bomb. “They are using the levers of power to secure the supremacy of Islam, which then gives more weight to the id...
IGP Inaugurates 340 Special Squads Deployed to Kogi
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IGP Inaugurates 340 Special Squads Deployed to Kogi

Following the upsurge of activities of armed bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers, social miscreants and hoodlums in the country, the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, on Monday inaugurated the 340 special squad tagged: “Operation Puff Adder” deployed to Kogi State. DAILY POST recalls that the Acting IGP on 5th April 2019, launched the Squad at Katari Bishin district to re-assure citizens of their safety. The squad, according to the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Busari comprises units from Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), IGP Special Tactical Squad (STS), Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT). The special squad who are charged with the respons...
Three Women Found Dead As Boat Capsizes in Lagos
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Three Women Found Dead As Boat Capsizes in Lagos

3 women were killed after a boat which was heading to Bayeku, Ikorodu, from Oke Ira Nla, Ajah, Lagos state capsized. The boat which was conveying 20 passengers, ran into a submerged object and capzised mid-sea within the oke ira nla axis while heading to Bayeku area of Ikorodu, at 12:15pm on Saturday. Confirming the incident, the General Manager of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Damilola Emmanuel disclosed that an on the spot investigation is being carried out by LASWA. According to him, the number of casualties of the boat which capsized in Lagos could have been as a result of fear or shock, as all passengers were wearing their life jackets. “Unfortunately, three persons were confirmed dead, while 17 persons were rescued alive. “LASWA sympatises with the fam...
Senate Committee On Agric Wants Govt To Step Up Action On Mechanised Farming
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Senate Committee On Agric Wants Govt To Step Up Action On Mechanised Farming

The Senate Committee on Agriculture has called on governments at all levels to encourage mechanised farming to systematically move the nation’s agriculture sector to competitive level. Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the Chairman of the committee said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the side-line of the 2018 National Agricultural Show in Tudun Wada, Nasarawa State on Friday.He explained that the move would support more farmers and reduce the labour time spent in agriculture. Senate Adamu said that mechanised farming would also help to achieve self-sufficiency in food production. “We want to see more mechanised agriculture equipment so that we can systematically move from the manual method of agriculture to automatic production that will include ploughing, plan...
FG, Security Agencies Should Free Leah Sharibu, Others Now – CAN President
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FG, Security Agencies Should Free Leah Sharibu, Others Now – CAN President

Rev. Samson Ayokunle, the President, Christian Association Nigeria (CAN), has called on the Federal Government and all security agencies to free Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls and others in captivity of Boko Haram immediately, “before it is too late’’. Ayokunle made the call in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, saying that it was their constitutional responsibility. The cleric described the captives as too young to die. He called on religious and political leaders to collaborate with the civil society organisations and international agencies to stop untimely deaths in the country. “The untimely deaths of citizens have given Nigeria a bad name worldwide as a barbaric nation where value is not attached to human life. “Many Nigerians die untimely due to unchecked m...

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