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D’banj Leads Nigeria to Motorsport Championships
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D’banj Leads Nigeria to Motorsport Championships

Nigerian artiste, Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, was on Friday unveiled as Captain of the Racing Nigeria Motorsport Team. This is in preparation for the Federation International de l’ Automobile (FIA) World Championships in October. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that D’banj was unveiled at a ceremony in Abuja attended by motorsport personalities like Alhaji Mahdi Mohammed, the Deputy Governor of Zamfara. Ishaku Bamaiyi, President of, Automobile and Touring Club of Nigeria (ATCN), said the unveiling was the first step towards preparing the country’s representatives for the world championships scheduled for Marseille, France. “The first FIA Motorsport Games held in Rome, Italy, in 2019, saw the participation of about 46 countries in the champio...
Kogi Miyetti Allah Chairman was Arrested not Kidnapped – MACBAN
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Kogi Miyetti Allah Chairman was Arrested not Kidnapped – MACBAN

Adamu Abubakar, Secretary of Kogi state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has said that Chairman of the group in the state, Wakili Damina was arrested and not kidnapped as speculated. Abubakar confirmed this to Channels Television in Lokoja on Sunday March 9. He said Damina was picked up from his house by some men in military uniform without explanation to members of the association or the state government as to why he was arrested. Insisting that the action of the security operatives was in violation of Damina’s fundamental human right, the MACBAN Secretary revealed that the national body of the association has taken up the matter for a thorough investigation to ascertain why the branch chairman was whisked away in such a manner. He not...
Melinda Gates was reportedly Meeting with Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End her Marriage with Bill Gates
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Melinda Gates was reportedly Meeting with Divorce Lawyers Since 2019 to End her Marriage with Bill Gates

Melinda Gates, the estranged wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, was reportedly meeting with divorce lawyers since 2019 following reports of links between her husband and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Citing sources close to the situation, The Wall Street Journal reported that Melinda Gates began working with lawyers from multiple firms two years ago. One source who is a former employee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation told the Journal that one concern Melinda Gates had was Bill Gates’s association with Epstein. The Journal reported that Melinda Gates and her advisers held several calls in October 2019, around the same time when The New York Times released a report detailing the multiple meetings her husband had with Epstein, who committed suicide in pri...
Premier League Breaks LaLiga’s Record in Champions League, Europa League
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Premier League Breaks LaLiga’s Record in Champions League, Europa League

    Premier League teams have set a new record for overall European performance in one campaign. This follows Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United qualification for the finals of the two top competitions. The coefficient score is an average of all an association’s teams in Europe over the course of the campaign. English clubs’ coefficient this season will surpass the previous highest, set by La Liga in the 2015/2016 season, when Real Madrid and Sevilla lifted the Champions League and Europa League respectively. The Premier League has 23.928 points, but with the Champions League winners guaranteed to come from England, the score at the end of season will be 24.214 at least. The Premier League was already guaranteed to take over as the No. 1 ranke...
Actor, Mr Latin Speaks on Baba Ijesha Speaks on Molestation case against Baba Ijesha
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Actor, Mr Latin Speaks on Baba Ijesha Speaks on Molestation case against Baba Ijesha

Actor, Bolaji Amusan alias Mr Latin has weighed in on the ongoing molestation case against actor, Baba Ijesha. The veteran yoruba actor took to his Instagram page to address people in the film industry about Baba Ijesha's case. Latin who condemned the act the actor is being accused of, said he's been receiving calls to ban Ijesha from the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, which he heads. According to him, Ijesha was never a member of the association so cannot be banned. Watch the video below..
Ubi Franklin reacts to the online fight between his babymama, Sandra Iheuwa and his alleged girlfriend, Renee; Sandra hits back with receipts
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Ubi Franklin reacts to the online fight between his babymama, Sandra Iheuwa and his alleged girlfriend, Renee; Sandra hits back with receipts

Ubi Franklin has made some thinly-veiled accusations against his child's mother, Sandra Iheuwa, following her Instagram spat with his alleged girlfriend. Recall that during Sandra's fight with Ubi's alleged girlfriend, Renee, Sandra had shared screenshots showing Ubi Franklin still tries to call her. She then asked Renee if this is the "prick" she's fighting a fellow woman that did nothing to her for . She added that she has told Ubi not to call her again but he won't listen. Well, responding,  Ubi said he has every right to put a call across to his kids but he can only reach the kids through their mother and this is why he's been calling Sandra. He added that Sandra has been making it impossible for him to do that. He added: "I cannot basically reach a 2 year old witho...
Fathers in Utah, US, now legally required to pay half of pregnancy costs
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Fathers in Utah, US, now legally required to pay half of pregnancy costs

A new bill passed in Utah, U.S. will require biological fathers in the state to pay for half of the out-of-pocket costs of pregnancy. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Representative Brady Brammer was signed by Governor Spencer Cox after receiving widespread support from lawmakers in the state. The bill now requires fathers to pay 50% of a mother's insurance premiums while she is pregnant and pregnancy-related medical costs, including the hospital birth of the child. According to the legislation, if paternity is disputed, the father of the child owes no money until paternity is established. The bill also states that if a mother receives an abortion without the biological father's consent, the biological father owes no money, unless the abortion is necessary to avert t...
Don’t Compromise Athletes’ Welfare – SWAN tells Officials
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Don’t Compromise Athletes’ Welfare – SWAN tells Officials

  The Taraba State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has advised officials from the state to this year’s National Sports Festival which is scheduled to hold in Edo State to make the welfare of the contingents from the state a top priority. The association in a press statement believed that the contingents have all that are needed to make the state proud, calling on the officials to do the needful by not compromising their welfare. The statement which was jointly signed by the association’s chairman, Joachim Dangana and the secretary, Sani Suleiman, also tasked the contingents to go extra legitimate miles to be good ambassadors of the state. Affirming that the state have all it takes to triumph at the exercise which will bring together athletes...
Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1
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Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have concluded plans to embark on an indefinite strike on Thursday, April 1. The strike will be coming on the heels of the expiration of the 60-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government on January 25 for the payment of arrears of salaries of house officers across the country and the review of hazard allowance, among other demands. According to members of the association, since the pandemic began in 2020, it has lost 17 doctors, whose families and loved ones are yet to benefit from the Death in Service Insurance Scheme. A statement released in Abuja by the President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, after NARD’s extra-ordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday, March 28, reads in part “The NEC obs...
Kidnapped Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Onitsha found dead
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Kidnapped Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Onitsha found dead

Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Onitsha branch, Barrister Francis Onwuachi, has been killed by his abductors. Onwuachi, President General of Omor, a community in Ayamelum Local Government Area, was kidnapped was kidnapped along Ezu River/Anaku road on Friday, March 12, while on his way to his town by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen. According to a THISDAY report, the lawyer, who was the Vice President of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA), Onitsha branch, was found dead on Friday night, March 19. Meanwhile, the Committee of Chairmen and Secretaries of the Nigerian Bar Association Branches in Anambra State has bemoaned what it described as the worsening security situation in the state. In a in a statement signed by all the chairmen and sec...
Miyetti Allah to Southerners: Be Ready to Leave the North
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Miyetti Allah to Southerners: Be Ready to Leave the North

Alhaji Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, the Bauchi State chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) on Saturday, February 20 pledged that the association would resist any attempt by Southern governors to evict herdsmen. The MACBAN chairman said it would be tit for tat by the north should the herders be evicted from the south. According to Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed, everyone has the right to live anywhere he or she wants. He said; “In fact, herdsmen, based on their activity of pastoralism, own every part of Nigeria. So why should anyone go against the constitution? ‘’If the southern governors insist on sending our people away, we will have no option than to send their people packing too. “We are no fools. We are only studying the situation. We are all human...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG

The Lagos State Government has said that the state Commissioner of Police will be asked to give an account of what happened at Lekki Toll Gate, venue for the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests on February 13. The State Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo said this while reacting to reports of some of the arrested protesters being dehumanized and assaulted by the police. Onigbanjo who cited breach of COVID-19 protocols and fear that the exercise could go out of hand as part of the offences of those arrested in an interview on Channels Television, maintained that government has no problem with residents exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression or participation in peaceful protests. He added that if the action of the protesters is seen to result in...
FG has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown- Private School owners Association President, Yomi Otubela says
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FG has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown- Private School owners Association President, Yomi Otubela says

The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Yomi Otubela, says the Federal government has agreed to pay the salaries of private school teachers that are being owed by their school management since the lockdown started in March. A number of private school teachers have come out to cry for help as they have not been paid by their management since March when schools were shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The school management insists they cannot pay salaries since they have also not made money by way of school fees. Speaking on TVC on Monday morning, July 13, Otubela said the association forwarded a proposal to the Economic Sustainability Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, for the government to pay the salaries of the private ...
Your Forefathers Did 419 Codedly – Paul Okoye Slams Fraudsters for Flaunting Online
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Your Forefathers Did 419 Codedly – Paul Okoye Slams Fraudsters for Flaunting Online

Paul Okoye has slammed fraudsters for showing off their wealth on social media, thereby exposing themselves to FBI, Interpol, or EFCC. The singer said their forefathers engaged in fraud but they did it "codedly, silently" and with "no show off". "Una Yahoo Yahoo de shout anyhow, de show off de do anyhow," he wrote to the fraudsters He added that the show off is what gets them in trouble with the law. He also called out the instagram commenters who judge the fraudsters after seieng their photos. He wrote: "See make I tell una... Even before FBI, Interpol, or EFCC catch una... Social media and the association of Instagram commenters don judge una case finish." He added: "Association of Instagram commenters (A. I. C) also known as Amebo Intelligent Center, I just de hail...
CAN Mocks Government Over Insecurity
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CAN Mocks Government Over Insecurity

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State chapter, has expressed concern over the increased mass killings and insecurity in the north. The association particularly expressed great concern over the increased killings in Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto and Borno States, and indeed the country at large. Rev. John Joseph Hayab, the state CAN chairman in a statement issued on Monday and made available to DAILY POST noted that in the last few weeks, hundreds of people have been killed by the Boko Haram bandits and bandits who are invading communities and unleashing mayhem on the people. The statement lamented, “Our security agencies appear to be overwhelmed and lack new tactics to handle the situation. Both the states and federal governments see...
Ghanaian Nurse who Twerked in Uniform Declared Wanted
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Ghanaian Nurse who Twerked in Uniform Declared Wanted

The Ghanaian nurse who twerked in a video that went viral while on uniform this week, has been declared wanted by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives’ Association. The video which surface on social media is considered an embarrassment to the association as stated in a communique released to the press. The regional heads of the association are then mandated to fish out the nurse so she could face disciplinary actions. See reactions on social media: *** People sounding like roaring lions I don’t think she committed any kind of sin or an unwanted thing in life cos it’s part of a yoga. *** How about the ones that sleep with patients in uniform? *** So Ghana registered Nurse owns her botos too. Kwasiasem! Doesn’t she have a life after work! *** If I were to be her,...
Osinbajo is the Current Chairman of Short People Association of Nigeria – Governor El-Rufai Jokes
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Osinbajo is the Current Chairman of Short People Association of Nigeria – Governor El-Rufai Jokes

Governor Nasir El-Rufai engaged in bants last night while reacting to a video shared on Twitter by popular comedian Teju Babyface. In the short video from a 2010 interview with the comedian, Governor El-Rufai said he used to be secretary-general of the short people association. He also shared some challenges he had before getting over not being tall enough. The Kaduna state Governor said in the interview; “I used to be the secretary-general… at a point at my teenage years, in my early 20s I had big issues with my height because you know all the pretty girls turn out to be taller than me. “But with time, I got over it. I managed to get a pretty and intelligent woman to marry who was an inch shorter than me.” https://twitter.com/Tejubabyfacetv/status/1259892375159267328 ...
Vigilante Member Allegedly Kills Driver in Kwara over N5,000 Bribe
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Vigilante Member Allegedly Kills Driver in Kwara over N5,000 Bribe

A father has died after he was allegedly shot dead by a vigilante member. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening, April 28, in Eyenkorin, outskirts of Ilorin, Asa local government area of Kwara state. A local vigilante member identified as Sule who was hired by Eyenkorin community, allegedly shot a commercial driver named Idowu because he refused to part with N5,000 bribe.   It was gathered that Idowu was returning from a trip to Ibadan, Oyo State, in defiance of the current COVID-19 lockdown when Sule and his colleagues stopped the driver at Eyenkorin, demanding to be paid the sum of N5,000, which the driver reportedly resisted. It was gathered that the development led to an argument and the vigilante reportedly shot ldowu on the chest. Sule was said to ha...
Spurs midfielder Dier charged for confronting fan in stands following FA Cup defeat
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Spurs midfielder Dier charged for confronting fan in stands following FA Cup defeat

The England international chased down a supporter who had reportedly been insulting his brother, following a penalty shoot-out loss to Norwich Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has been charged by the Football Association after he charged into the crowd to confront a supporter after their FA Cup defeat to Norwich City. A statement from the FA read: "Eric Dier has been charged with misconduct. It is alleged that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s actions at the conclusion of the FA Cup fixture against Norwich City on Wednesday March 4 were improper and/or threatening." The FA said the England international has until May 8 to respond to its charge. The England international chased down a supporter who had reportedly been insulting his brother, following a penalty shoot-out loss to Nor...
COVID-19: Polytechnic students reject FG’s plans to invite Chinese doctors
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COVID-19: Polytechnic students reject FG’s plans to invite Chinese doctors

Polytechnic students under the aegis of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) have rejected plan by the Federal Government to invite Chinese doctors to help contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The Federal Government had last week hinted of its plan to invite some doctors from China to help in containing the disease, a move that has elicited a lot of reactions. Reacting to the issue on Monday, the NAPS, a body representing students across all polytechnics, monotechnics and other diploma awarding tertiary institutions in the country, said the idea is not necessary as the country has enough competent doctors to manage the situation. The NAPS, in a statement by its national president, Olasunkanmi Ijaduoye, the association said the Nigerian doctors treate...
Coronavirus: Nigerian Medical Association Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work
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Coronavirus: Nigerian Medical Association Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work

The Nigerian Medical Association has asked striking doctors to immediately return to work and help to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the country. President of the association, Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile, made the call at a press briefing in Abuja. ''We direct all medical associations that have declared industrial actions against their management to suspend all actions as the National NMA shall take over the dispute and interact with the different organs and agencies of the government. In this regard, the Association of Resident Doctors in the Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna and also in Gombe state as well as NMA in Cross Rivers state are to report back to work and treat Nigerians'' he said The Association of Resident Doctors in Abuja, Gombe and Kaduna states, embarked...
Princess Beatrice is Reportedly Postponing her Wedding Again Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Princess Beatrice is Reportedly Postponing her Wedding Again Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Princess Beatrice is reportedly postponing her wedding again due to the coronavirus crisis. According to a report from People, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth could have to reschedule her upcoming wedding for the third time after already changing the date due to her father's association with the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. Back in February, a source told People: "The date was changed two times to adjust [around Andrew’s scandal]. It will be smaller than the original plan." Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, finally decided to get married on May 29 at St. James’s Palace in London with a reception to follow at Queen Elizabeth's gardens at Buckingham Palace. However, due to the spread of coronavirus, the Queen has cancelled all upcoming garden...
Italian Medical Chief, Roberto Stella Dies from Coronavirus
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Italian Medical Chief, Roberto Stella Dies from Coronavirus

The head of the medical association in the northern Italian region of Varese, has died from coronavirus. Roberto Stella, 67, who was the president of the Medical Guild of Varese, died Tuesday night in Como, where he was hospitalized for respiratory failure due to coronavirus, Italy’s state-run ANSA reported. His death was confirmed in a statement by Italy’s National Federation of Doctors and General Practitioners. “He was the example of the capability and hard work of family doctors,” said Silvestro Scotti, national secretary of the federation, said in a statement released Wednesday. “His death represents the outcry of all colleagues who still today are not equipped with the proper individual protection needed."
FIFA ends intervention in African football
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FIFA ends intervention in African football

FIFA is ending its six-month intervention in African soccer’s governing body, it said on Sunday, after the mission to speed up the reform of football on the continent was “successfully completed,” reports Reuters. World soccer’s ruling body also confirmed that its secretary general, Fatma Samoura’s role as “general delegate for Africa” had ended on Feb. 1. FIFA effectively took over the running of African football after the corruption scandals, which consumed the Confederation of African Football (CAF) last year, including allegations against CAF president Ahmad Ahmad, which he has denied. FIFA confirmed at the time that Ahmad, a former cabinet minister in his native Madagascar, was being investigated by its ethics committee although he was not suspended. Ahmad was also briefly de...
Lesbian Group Drags CAC to Court of Appeal
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Lesbian Group Drags CAC to Court of Appeal

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has been dragged to the Court of Appeal by the Lesbian Equality and Empowerment Initiative over its refusal to register the non-profit organisation. LGBT activist, Pamela Adie who served an update on the lawsuit, said she and her team decided to appeal the federal high court judgement which struck out their lawsuit against the CAC. Adie insisted that the refusal of the CAC to register her non-profit organization on grounds of being offensive, is an infringement of her constitutional right to freedom of association. She tweeted; NOTICE OF APPEAL FILED IN THE CASE OF PAMELA ADIE vs. CAC Background: As some of you may be aware, I applied to register a nonprofit called Lesbian Equality & Empowerment Initiative(LEEI) but was denied by t...
16 Arrested for Setting Police Vehicle Ablaze in Niger State
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16 Arrested for Setting Police Vehicle Ablaze in Niger State

The Niger State Police command has arrested 16 people following an attack in which one of its patrol vehicles were set ablaze. The state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Adamu Usman told newsmen that the driver of the police vehicle and two civilians who sustained injuries in the attack were taken to the hospital for treatment after the attack. Usman who accused members of the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Riders Association of Nigeria in Niger State of leading the attack yesterday January 25, added that anyone caught or linked to mob action will be dealt with decisively. He said; “On 25th January at about 15: 40 hours, a police patrol team closed for afternoon shift duty and was moving on Western bye-pass road to Police Headquarters, Minna for duty handing and taking ove...
Prince Harry Delivers Emotional Speech Addressing his Decision to Step down from Royal Duties
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Prince Harry Delivers Emotional Speech Addressing his Decision to Step down from Royal Duties

Prince Harry delivered an emotional speech last night addressing his decision to step down from royal duties. During a dinner for supporters of Sentebale in London, Prince Harry gave a speech explaining what's been going on in his life over the past few weeks. He said he was doing that so people could hear it from him. Recall that Queen Elizabeth released a couple of statements after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were stepping back as "senior" members of the royal family. In her most recent statement, she explained that Harry and his family will always be loved by members of her family. She added that they have her full support and that she was proud of them. Buckingham Palace then released a basic outline for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future. Under this...
Female doctor assaulted, stripped Naked in Broad Daylight by Patient’s Relatives in Abuja
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Female doctor assaulted, stripped Naked in Broad Daylight by Patient’s Relatives in Abuja

A female doctor was allegedly assaulted and stripped naked by relatives of a patient in Maitama District hospital, Abuja, following the death of their mother.. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, the Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) FCT chapter, Ekpe Phillips, who confirmed the incident, said the act was carried out while the doctor was carrying out her lawful duty. He said the relatives assaulted the doctor due to her refusal to approve blood transfusion for the patient, for which the doctor explained that it was not necessary. “This particular case was that of a Chronic Illness (Medical Condition) that was given standard quality care comparable to best practices. Unfortunately, the patient did not respond adequately and died," he said. “In the cou...
Labour Gives States Jan 31 Deadline to Pay Minimum Wage
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Labour Gives States Jan 31 Deadline to Pay Minimum Wage

The Trade Union Congress of Nigerian (TUC) has given the 36 states a deadline to sign all the negotiation agreements and commence implementation of the N30, 000 national minimum wage latest by January 31, 2020. This is coming as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that it would not extend the December 31, 2019 deadline given to the states to conclude negotiations on adjustments to minimum wage, insisting that it has set the machinery in motion to receive and analyse reports from each state on the progress made on the minimum wage negotiations. The TUC has also threatened to ensure total shutdown of states that fail to act accordingly, saying government of such defiant states should be responsible for whatever that happens as a result non-compliance. The position of the tr...
US National Team Cancel Winter Training Camp in Qatar after killing of Commander of Iran’s Quds Force
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US National Team Cancel Winter Training Camp in Qatar after killing of Commander of Iran’s Quds Force

  The men's US national team has called off plans to go to Qatar for a winter training camp due to the tension in the Middle East after the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Unit, Qasem Soleimani, was killed in a United States airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump. 'Due to the developing situation in the region, US Soccer has decided to postpone traveling to Qatar for the Men's National Team's scheduled January training camp,' US Soccer said in a short statement. 'We are working with the Qatar Football Association to find an opportunity in the near future for our team to experience Qatar's world-class facilities and hospitality,' US Soccer added. The men's US national team were to play closed-door games at Doha's Aspire Academy ...
Mothers Of Yahoo Boys Now Forming Association – EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu
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Mothers Of Yahoo Boys Now Forming Association – EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, lamented on Thursday that mothers of cyber fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys, are now organising themselves into an association. Magu, who addressed journalists at the Lagos office of the commission in Ikoyi said such parents always justify their children’s activities with the arguments that they were supporting their families in the place of irresponsible, runaway or dead fathers. Magu said the EFCC’s interest was not just to arrest the Yahoo boys but also to see to their rehabilitation.
Former NAACP Leader who Lied that she was black & even changed her name to Nkechi has Come out as Bisexual
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Former NAACP Leader who Lied that she was black & even changed her name to Nkechi has Come out as Bisexual

Rachel Dolezal, the Caucasian woman who pretended to be a black woman and even went ahead to change her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo after she was exposed, has marked the Pride Month by coming out as a bisexual. The former head of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Washington's chapter made the announcement via her social media accounts. Sharing a selfie of herself, she wrote: Back in 2015, she was exposed by her parents that is actually white after pretending to be black for years. “She is Caucasian. She is white,” her dad, Lawrence Dolezal, said in 2015. “I’m Caucasian. My wife is Caucasian. We’re of primarily European descent, though there’s a small amount of American Indian." “We’re not aware of any African American in our linea...
Spanish Police Release Details of Jose Antonio Reyes Death
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Spanish Police Release Details of Jose Antonio Reyes Death

Former Arsenal forward, Jose Antonio Reyes, was driving at more than 135 miles per hour when his car crashed, Spanish police have confirmed. Reyes’ funeral took place in his hometown of Utrera on Monday, following the fatal accident on Saturday. The 35-year-old was registered with Segunda Division outfit Extremadura at the time of his death, having signed a short-term deal earlier this year. A statement from former club Sevilla which announced Reyes’ death said his cousin, Jonathan Reyes, also died in the crash on the A-376. The Guardia Civil confirmed to the Press Association on Tuesday evening, that an investigation into the incident was continuing, with speeding the “main cause” if not yet ruled the only factor. They said the former Arsenal man had been the driver of ...
FRSC Cautions School Proprietors Against Hiring Unqualified Drivers
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FRSC Cautions School Proprietors Against Hiring Unqualified Drivers

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has warned proprietors of private and public schools against engaging the services of unqualified drivers. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sector Commander of the corps, Mr Gora Wobin, gave the warning at the National Road Safety Club Day held in Abuja on Thursday. The event was in commemoration of the 2019 Children’s Day celebration with the theme: “Walk for keeping Children Safe While Driving”. Wobin who was represented by the command’s Head of operations, Mr Samuel Ochi, decried the employment of roadside drivers by heads of schools as an unhealthy practice capable of endangering their lives. He said that the command had made it mandatory for all drivers to go through training at least once in a year. The sector commander said that t...
Top Stars Jet in for Okpekpe Race
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Top Stars Jet in for Okpekpe Race

Kenyan trio of Alex Korio (2015 men’s champion), Simon Cheprot (2016 men’s champion) and Polline Wanjiku (2016 women’s champion) will lead over 35 international elite athletes to Nigeria today ahead of Saturday’s IAAF silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race which holds in Okpekpe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. The trio will be coming in with their focus on making history as the first man and woman to win two Okpekpe titles since the inaugural edition of the race in 2013. ”The athletes will come in through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos and will be transported to Auchi where accommodation has been reserved for them. The athletes, together with their Nigerian counterparts will go on tour of the course on Friday in line with IAAF require...
Klopp and Guardiola Nominated for Manager of the Year
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Klopp and Guardiola Nominated for Manager of the Year

Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino and Nuno Espirito Santo, have all been nominated for the Premier League manager of the season award. Klopp has guided the Reds to 94 points with one game remaining, the fourth-highest tally in a single Premier League season. But the Merseysiders’ head into the final match of the season still needing champions Manchester City to slip up, in order for them to win the title. Guardiola would become only the third manager to retain the Premier League, after Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho, if City are successful. The Catalan was also the 2017/2018 manager of the season. Spurs boss Pochettino, who didn’t sign a single player last summer, has all but secured another top-four finish for the North London club. Nuno has lead ...
Raheem Sterling Wins FWA Footballer of the Year ahead of Van Dijk, Aguero
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Raheem Sterling Wins FWA Footballer of the Year ahead of Van Dijk, Aguero

Manchester City winger, Raheem Sterling, has been crowned the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year, adding to his PFA Young Player of the Year award. Sterling finished ahead of PFA Player of the Year, Virgil van Dijk, in the voting and his City team-mate, Sergio Aguero. Having scored 17 goals and assisted in another 10, Sterling has played a prominent role in putting City on the verge of retaining their Premier League title for the first time. There were also votes for Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Harry Kane, Eden Hazard and Alexandre Lacazette. Nikita Parris made it a City double after being named FWA Women’s Footballer of the Year. Parris netted 19 goals in 19 games in the Women’s Super League.
What Burnley Bench Called Sarri that Sparked Touchline brawl
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What Burnley Bench Called Sarri that Sparked Touchline brawl

It has been revealed that a number of individuals on Burnley’s bench repeatedly shouted ‘s*** Italian’ to Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, according to Daily Mail UK. The incident sparked a touchline brawl that marred Monday night’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Sarri was sent off by referee Kevin Friend and fourth official, Roger East, during the closing minutes of the match. Eyewitnesses told the newspaper that Sarri lost his cool with members of Sean Dyche’s backroom team following the insults. The Burnley manager himself was not responsible for the offensive remarks. The referee will include details of the incident in his referee’s report and it could be enough for the Football Association to launch an investigation into a racially aggr...
Lawrence-Ogidan Vows to Transform Baseball and Softball in Nigeria
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Lawrence-Ogidan Vows to Transform Baseball and Softball in Nigeria

The Lagos State Baseball and SoftBall Association has affirmed it readiness to develop the game in the State through Grassroots development . The Chairman of the State Baseball and Softball Association, Mr Abiodun Lawrence Ogidan said the aim is to spread the game across the schools in the State and provide the necessary equipments and to train the schools games’ teachers the technical aspect of the game. Mr Lawrence-Ogidan further said that some reputable citizens have indicated interest to consult for the association and help raise the standard of the sport to the level that would be rated as one of the best in the world. “We are ready to take this game to all schools in Lagos state and provide necessary training kits for the schools because we believe in Grassroots Deve...
Doctors Set to Embark on Indefinite Strike
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Doctors Set to Embark on Indefinite Strike

The Imo chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says its members on the employ of the state government will begin an indefinite strike by midnight on Thursday. Chairman of the association, Dr Kyrian Duruewuru, announced the plan during an interaction with newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday. According to the News Agency Of Nigeria, NAN, Duruewuru said that the action was in line with the association’s resolutions during its emergency general meeting, which held on March 31. He said the association had on April 4, issued a 14-day ultimatum to the State Government following unsuccessful negotiations on the remuneration of doctors and other issues. He listed some of the issues to include: restoration of full subvention from th...
200 level student dies as doctors embark on strike in Cross River
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200 level student dies as doctors embark on strike in Cross River

A 200 level female student of the Department of Food Science Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Calabar (UNICAL) has been reported dead following the strike action embarked upon by Doctors. The student, Miss Rebecca Chukwueke died after nurses and doctors refused to attend to her at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH on Saturday. Miss Chukwueke is the fourth student to die in the University of Calabar and Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH in Cross River State in recent times due to management lapses in both institutions. DAILY POST findings revealed that Miss Chukwueke was ignored at the UCTH because the Doctors and other health personel were on strike but was rushed to the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital at Murtala Mohammed High Way, Cal...
Okpekpe Road Race Promoter Celebrates Oshiomhole at 67
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Okpekpe Road Race Promoter Celebrates Oshiomhole at 67

Promoter of the first International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) label road race in West Africa, Mike Itemuagbor has congratulated Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, as he clocks 67 years today. Itemuagbor, in a congratulatory message to the immediate past governor of Edo State praised Oshiomhole for providing the enabling environment that gave birth to the first internationally recognised road race not only in Nigeria but the whole of West Africa. He recounted how Oshiomhole and the current Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki embraced the idea of a 10km road race to project Okpekpe town in particular, Edo State and Nigeria in general as an international sporting destination. ”We are delighted that you made E...
No Plans to Increase Petrol Price Above N145 – NNPC
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No Plans to Increase Petrol Price Above N145 – NNPC

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has denied having plans to increase petrol price above N145. It stated that the price remains at that level because ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol remains N133.28 per litre. This was made known by Ndu Ughamadu, the NNPC Group Spokesman, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja on Tuesday. “The ex-depot price of PMS remains N133.28 per litre as at today and this is according to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) template. “NNPC remains the sole importer of the product and we have not increased the price we sell to marketer. “There is no plan to increase pump price, Nigerians should know that,” he said. According to him, NNPC had robust stock pi...
FIFA Scribe, Samoura Arrives as Lagos Set for 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards
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FIFA Scribe, Samoura Arrives as Lagos Set for 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards

Secretary General of world football –ruling body, FIFA, Ms Fatma Samoura arrived in Nigeria on Saturday, ahead of more than 20 Presidents of FIFA’s Member Associations across the African continent for tonight’s 2nd AITEO-NFF Football Awards taking place at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. At lunch yesterday with the bigwigs of the NFF and a number of stakeholders of the Nigeria game, the Senegalese –born former UN top official expressed her delight with being invited to Nigeria for the Awards and also for being considered worthy of a special award on the night. She will receive the NFF Order of Merit award. At a press briefing on Friday, NFF 1st President and Chairman of the Awards Organizing Committee, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi lauded sponsors AITEO for contin...
VAT Increment: Jagaban Has Spoken His Truth And They Are Quiet – Sani Shades FG
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VAT Increment: Jagaban Has Spoken His Truth And They Are Quiet – Sani Shades FG

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central seconded a call by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in which the APC chieftain urged the FG to halt every move to increase VAT in Nigeria. Addressing a gathering at the Bola Tinubu Colloquium on Thursday in Abuja, the national leader of the APC advised the Nigerian Government against the move and warned that such a decision was capable of worsening the nation’s economic challenges. “Consumers’ spending is slipping, and this is where I will stop and appeal to Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President, and his team to put a huge question mark on any increase of VAT, please,” the former governor pleaded. He added, “If we reduce the purchasing power of the people, we can further slow down the economy.” Following Tinubu’s call, Senator Sani took t...
Cardi B’s ‘Dirty Past’ Sparks Controversy On Social Media
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Cardi B’s ‘Dirty Past’ Sparks Controversy On Social Media

This January 25, 2018 file photo shows Cardi B attending the Warner Music Group’s annual Grammy celebration in association with V magazine in New York. Cardi B, who has quickly risen to become one of the most prominent women in hip-hop, has become a mother, announcing Wednesday, July 11, 2018 the birth of daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. Popular American rapper, singer and songwriter, Cardi B, is currently trending on Social Media following a video which resurfaced online. In the InsaLive video, which the singer says was done three years ago, she had admitted to drugging and robbing men as a means of survival. While she admits she isn’t proud of that ‘dirty past’ and no longer tows that path, she has been called out by critics in the wake of similar cases involving other celebrities. ...
Husband And Wife Die After Eating Wedding Food
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Husband And Wife Die After Eating Wedding Food

A man identified as Emeka Joseph Ozoekweh, and his wife have died after eating wedding food given to them at a wedding ceremony they attended in Umuozu, Uratta, Abia State. Emeke was said to be the Secretary of the Timber Dealers Association in Abia State. It was gathered that the couple had chaired the wedding and when they were going, they were handed a takeaway pack. They reportedly ate the food with their housemaid, who is currently in a critical condition and receiving treatment at the hospital. According to reports, no one around them knew of their death until their colleagues at the market came home to check on them after calls made to their phones were left unanswered. It was at that point that some of the neigbhours used ladder to climb into their compound, only to...
Osun election: NANS reacts as court sacks Oyetola, declares Adeleke winner
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Osun election: NANS reacts as court sacks Oyetola, declares Adeleke winner

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has hailed the declaration of Sen. Ademola Adeleke as Governor of Osun State by the election petitions tribunal, saying it is hope awakening. Mr. Adeyemi Azeez, National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the association, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. According to Azeez, NANS described the tribunal victory of Adeleke as a clear hope for the nation’s democracy. “NANS equally commends President Muhammadu Buhari for once again proving the Nigerians that he is a man of integrity and would not for any reason manipulate or economise the integrity of this country’s democracy for any selfish or party interest. “We commend the determined sincerity and commitment of the Osun guber tribunal for not compromising the t...
Obasanjo Says Nigeria is More Divided And in Disunity Than Civil War Period
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Obasanjo Says Nigeria is More Divided And in Disunity Than Civil War Period

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that Nigeria is more divided and in disunity when compared to the time of the civil war. Obasanjo made this known on Thursday while speaking at a one-day 2019 annual retreat/conference and general meeting of members of Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria held in Abeokuta. He said: “When we look at this country today, even during the civil war, we were not as divided as we are today. “Today, we are in danger if we don’t take partnership seriously. Partnership within our people and partnership within Africa and the rest of the world.” While addressing members of ACAEBIN, Obasanjo said private sector is the life blood of development in every economy of a country. He said: “As chief audit executives, it...

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