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Mugabe’s bitter Spirit is Causing Death of his Tribesmen – Family Claims
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Mugabe’s bitter Spirit is Causing Death of his Tribesmen – Family Claims

Family of former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe has said that his bitter spirit is fighting from the grave following report of death of a Chief and that those who allegedly pushed for the exhumation and reburial of Robert Mugabe are not feeling well. Mugabe died in September 2019 and his remains were buried at his rural home in Kutama, Zvimba, after his family indicated that he wished to be laid to rest there. This however led to a face-off with a group of Chiefs who questioned the decision. Chief Zvimba had ordered Grace, Mugabe’s widow, to ensure that the former Statesman’s remains were exhumed and reburied in Harare. Chief Beperere, born Alfred Tome, who succumbed to Covid-19 last month backed Zvimba on the order. However following Chief Beperere’s death, the  family n...
”I love you so much and I mean it”- Adaeze Yobo tells husband, Joseph Yobo, as he turns a year older
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”I love you so much and I mean it”- Adaeze Yobo tells husband, Joseph Yobo, as he turns a year older

Ex-beauty queen, Adaeze Yobo, took to her IG page to profess her love for her husband, Joseph Yobo, as he turns a year older. The mum of three who described her husband of eleven years as her Chief wrote ''6/09 ~ A special baby boy was born My Chief My Mr, Askim, Today, Tomorrow, Forever ... I’m Yours. Happy Birthday @josephyobo1 I love you so much and I mean it '' Happy birthday to him!
Arsenal chief claims ‘most exciting’ transfer strategy after record £145m spend
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Arsenal chief claims ‘most exciting’ transfer strategy after record £145m spend

Vinai Venkatesham concedes there is much work to be done at Emirates Stadium, but believes positive steps are being taken Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham is encouraged by the club's record £145 million ($200m) spend during the summer transfer window and claims the Gunners will continue to scour the market for "Europe’s most exciting young talent". Mikel Arteta is seeing questions asked following a pointless start to the 2021-22 Premier League campaign, but he has been backed by his board. Deals have been done for Nuno Tavares, Ben White, Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu - with all of those recruits aged 23 or younger.
An exercise in despair’ – Barcelona president Laporta slams predecessor Bartomeu over €1.35bn debt
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An exercise in despair’ – Barcelona president Laporta slams predecessor Bartomeu over €1.35bn debt

The Camp Nou chief has responded to a letter from the previous president accusing him of playing a key role in the club's current financial problems Barcelona president Joan Laporta has slammed his predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu while revealing the club's staggering financial losses. Laporta was elected president at Camp Nou for a second term in March, replacing Bartomeu following his resignation at the end of the 2019-20 season. Bartomeu left Barca in financial disarray as they ended up posting record debts in excess of €1 billion (£849m/$1.18bn) at the start of the year, and Laporta has now revealed the full extent of the mess he has been trying to clean up.
‘There’s no excuse for him now’ – Mbappe has to stay at PSG after Messi signing, insists Al-Khelaifi
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‘There’s no excuse for him now’ – Mbappe has to stay at PSG after Messi signing, insists Al-Khelaifi

The Parc des Princes chief is confident that the Frenchman will ignore the advances of Real Madrid in favour of extending his stay in Paris Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says "there is no excuse" for Kylian Mbappe not to stay at the club following the arrival of Lionel Messi. PSG announced the signing of Messi on Tuesday, tying him down to a contract until 2023 with the option of an extra year, with Barcelona having been forced to let the six-time Ballon d'Or winner go after 21 years at Camp Nou amid an ongoing financial crisis. The French giants wasted no time in striking a deal for Messi, but negotiations with Mbappe over a contract extension have moved far more slowly, and it has been suggested that Real Madrid could prise him away from Parc des Princes bef...
Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO
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Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos has stepped down as the chief executive of Amazon 27 years after he founded the company. The American billionaire, 57, Amazon's biggest shareholder with a stake worth about $180 billion, is being replaced by Andy Jassy, the mastermind behind Amazon’s cloud computing division.   Earlier this year, Mr. Bezos announced his decision to step down in order to be able to focus on initiatives such as his plans for private space travel.   Making his announcement, Mr. Bezos said he wanted to “focus [his] energies and attention on new products and early initiatives” in his new role of executive chair.   “This journey began some 27 years ago. Amazon was only an idea, and it had no name. The question I was asked most frequently at that time was, ‘What’s th...
WHO Hints on how long COVID-19 will Last
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WHO Hints on how long COVID-19 will Last

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has hinted that the coronavirus pandemic could last for less than two years. WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said with modern technology and international cooperation, COVID-19 battle could be won in less than two years. Ghebreyesus disclosed this on Friday while addressing a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, NAN reports. He said while COVID-19 can spread more easily because the world is far more interconnected than it was 100 years ago, modern technology has given humanity the tools to fight the virus more effectively than the Spanish flu. “Hoping we can have additional tools like a vaccine, I think we can finish it in a shorter time than the 1918 flu. “So we hope to finish this pandemic in less than two years,” he said....
Suarez: Barcelona still looking to win everything, the ambition never changes
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Suarez: Barcelona still looking to win everything, the ambition never changes

The Uruguayan striker claims to have fully recovered from injury and will be raring to go when the Liga champions resume their 2019-20 campaign Luis Suarez says an enforced break in Barcelona’s 2019-20 campaign has not impacted the club’s ambition, with the fit-again striker saying everyone at Camp Nou is looking to “win all we can”. Spanish football has, like many other nations across the world, been in a state of indefinite lockdown since the middle of March. Competitive action is returning, though, and La Liga chiefs have stated their intention to get seasons played to a finish from June 11.
FIFA to Approve Five Substitutions Ahead of Football Return
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FIFA to Approve Five Substitutions Ahead of Football Return

FIFA will approve an increase from three to five substitutions per match, when football returns amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Referees, chief, Nicola Rizzoli, feels football’s governing body will accommodate the requests of individual associations. It is believed that an increase in replacements, will reduce the strain on players with fixture lists across the globe set to become more congested. Games will also be played in higher temperatures than normal, with the Premier League hoping to restart in June and continue throughout the summer. “I believe FIFA intend to allow five substitutions. “In a phase of the season with many games one after the other and in elevated temperatures, we’ll have to all take a step forward to help everyone,” Rizzo, w...
Brighton chief Paul Barber: Everything on table for Premier League finish
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Brighton chief Paul Barber: Everything on table for Premier League finish

Brighton chief Paul Barber says everything is on the table as they seek to end the Premier League season. Barber remains open to all ideas but the plan remains to play out the 2019-20 campaign. He said: “I think in any situation where the norm is taken away, you have to be open-minded to lots of different solution. “I know in Belgium they have cancelled the league and awarded the title to the team currently on top. “They have gone out of their comfort zone and made a decision for their pragmatic reasons. “I don't think any idea is a bad idea in a difficult situation. “But the integrity of the league is, for me, very important in a competition as valuable and as important as the Premier League or, for that matter, the Championship or League One or League Two. “There are...
Bulgaria football chief resigns after racist abuse
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Bulgaria football chief resigns after racist abuse

Bulgaria's football union chief resigned today -- a day after a match against England was twice halted because of racist abuse. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov had urged Borislav Mihaylov, the president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU), to immediately step down following Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia. The match, which England won 6-0, was halted twice after England players were targeted by racist chanting. A group of black-clad Bulgarian fans, some of whom were making right-wing salutes, were moved from an area behind the dugout at the stadium with home team captain Ivelin Popov appealing to the supporters in a heated discussion at halftime. The BFU said in a statement on its website that Mihaylov presented his resignation on Tuesday and would hand it to the members...
Olubadan to Ibadan Obas: remove your illegal crowns
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Olubadan to Ibadan Obas: remove your illegal crowns

The face-off  between the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, and his high chiefs deepened on Tuesday with the first class monarch ordering them to remove their “ illegal crowns.’’ The Olubadan said that he had no objection to the return of his high chiefs to the palace “ once they remove their illegal crowns.’’ The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the high chiefs had on Monday accused the Olubadan of running a “ one-man-show’’  and disregarding the Olubadan-in-Council. The chiefs also accused the monarch of appointing Mogajis (family heads) and Baales (village heads) without consulting the council. One of the members of the Olubadan-in-Council and Otun Olubadan, Lekan Balogun, while speaking at a meeting of the council at Mapo Hall in Ibadan said the actions o...
Boko Haram invades military school in Borno
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Boko Haram invades military school in Borno

Miringa is a stone throw to Buratai, the home base of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Buratai, and few kilometres away from Biu, where the newly established Army University is sited. A resident of Miringa town, who spoke to our Correspondent at time of the attack, said the insurgents were sighted attacking the said school along a Biu- Miringa- Buratai- Buni Yadi- Damaturu road. He said that many residents about 8:30 p.m., had fled into the bush as the troops deployed to safeguard the school engaged the terrorists in a shootout at press time.
Akin Alabi Dedicates His Victory to his Dad who Lost in 1992 Elections
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Akin Alabi Dedicates His Victory to his Dad who Lost in 1992 Elections

Nairabet owner, Akin Alabi has dedicated his victory at the House of Representatives elections which took place last Saturday to his dad. He contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Tweeting about his victory, Akin Alabi recalled how his father contested for such a position in 1992 but lost. He however expressed happiness that his son became successful where he failed. Akin Alabi tweeted: In 1992, my dad lost his election. He contested for a seat in the House of Representatives. In 2015, I contested and lost too. In 2019, I won.y dad is alive to witness this. He’s happy and I dedicate this to him. I dedicate my victory at the polls to my dad, Chief Adediran Alabi
Olubadan allays fears over installation of new Iyalode
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Olubadan allays fears over installation of new Iyalode

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has allayed fears over the delay in the installation of Chief Theresa Oyekanmi as the substantive Iyalode of Ibadanland. In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr Adeola Oloko, in Ibadan on Friday, the monarch said the installation was only a matter of time. The monarch was quoted as giving the assurance while receiving chiefs from the Iyalode line at his Popoyemoja palace in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the chiefs had visited the monarch to ascertain when the new Iyalode would be installed. NAN also reports that the Iyalode stool of Ibadanland had since Dec. 8, 2018 been vacant following the demise of the former occupant, High Chief Aminat Abiodun. Adetunji said there was no doubt that following the de...
Spanish Club Reus Deportiu Expelled For Three Years Due to Unpaid Wages
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Spanish Club Reus Deportiu Expelled For Three Years Due to Unpaid Wages

After six players were forced to leave due to unpaid wages, Reus have been banned from competing professionally in Spain for three years. Spanish second-tier club Reus Deportiu have been given a three-year expulsion from professional football and a €250,000 fine for failing to pay the wages of six players. The club's financial woes have been well documented in Spain, with majority shareholder and chief executive Joan Oliver pleading for patience and forgiveness from fans at the end of December. Oliver's hope was he could sell the club to a wealthy investor, despite their estimated debt of €5.2million. But the most serious issue from the perspective of the Spanish league authorities is unpaid wages. Six players have had to leave Reus as a result of not bei...
Missing Teenage Girl Found Naked in Church With Pastor
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Missing Teenage Girl Found Naked in Church With Pastor

A missing teenage girl has been found with a 26-year-old man who allegedly took her as his wife without the consent of her parents The man was arrested after members of the public alerted area Chief Peter Oula who received information the 13-year-old girl was staying in a church owned by the suspect’s father in Rangwe, Homa Bay county, Kenya. In a report by the Standard, police stormed the church and found the two naked. The man tried to run away but he was nabbed by the officers. “The young man wanted to escape but police got hold of him. He was responsible for the girl’s decision to drop out of school for an early marriage,” said the chief. The girl had gone missing from their home for over three months and the parents had reported the matter to the police. “We have be...
Ojukwu is a Failed Hero – Bashir El-Rufai
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Ojukwu is a Failed Hero – Bashir El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s son, Bashir El-Rufai has stated that Biafran Warlord Late Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu is a failed hero. El-Rufai took to Twitter to celebrate Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for respecting President Buhari despite their different political and ethnic class and in the process described the late Ojukwu as a coward. The tweet in which El-Rufai’s son referred to Enugu state as the Home of the Great Ojukwu, further got heated up and had Bashir claiming the late Warlord “plunged misguided idiots into a civil war and ran away”. He wrote; To add more pain to our various clannish ethnocentric hypocrites that feel their pockets getting lighter everyday. God bless Enugu State. The home of the Great Ojukwu. This picture is f...
Badminton: World Champion Momota Reaches Japan Open Final
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Badminton: World Champion Momota Reaches Japan Open Final

Kento Momota defeated first seed Viktor Axelsen to secure a Japan Open final berth on Saturday, with the reigning world champion dominating an aggressive game 21-18, 21-11.   Japan’s Kento Momota smashes against Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen during the men’s semi-final match at the Japan Open Badminton Championships in Tokyo on September 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO Momota’s victory over the 24-year-old Danish giant will see him square off on Sunday against Thailand’s Khosit Phetpradab, who beat South Korea’s Lee Dong Keun 21-12, 21-16. “It was really tough to endure a long rally while paying attention to sharp shots from Axelsen,” Momota told TV Asahi after the match. “I think I could win because I was able to chase the shuttlecock agressively until the last minute,” he added. Momota la...
Mom Surrenders Son Involved In Robbery To Police
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Mom Surrenders Son Involved In Robbery To Police

A woman in Malaysia has surrendered her son, involved in some robbery incidents to the police. The 21-year old man was one of the two suspects involved in the robberies at a launderette and a 24-hour convenient store in Bandar Puteri Jaya in Sungai Petani, in the capital of Kuala Lumpur. The 21 year-old robbery suspect and his wife turned in by his mother in Malaysia According to New Straitstimes of Malaysia, Kedah Crime Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the suspect from Nibong Tebal was believed to be the one who brandished the machete at the woman in the incident. “The suspect was arrested at 1.30pm today after his mother brought him in and based on initial investigation, the suspect admitted to the robbery. “We also arr...
DSS Postings : Seiyefa Bows To Presidency; Cancels Staff Reorganization
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DSS Postings : Seiyefa Bows To Presidency; Cancels Staff Reorganization

Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor Apparently not ready to tread on war path with the Presidency, the acting Director General of the Department of State Services, Matthew Seiyefa, has bowed to the directive of the Presidency to stop the reorganization of key staff until further notice. The move by the acting DG to breathe new lease of life into the affairs of the agency by realigning some key staff had pitched him against a top presidential aide, who sidestepped the National Security Adviser and ordered Seiyefa to jettison the new postings with immediate effect. A top source knowledgible in the exercise said that following the order by the Presidency to the DG to discontinue with the reorganization, no fewer than 30 senior directors and management staff, who had been moved to...
‘My Family Chose me To Be King, Says Man Who Killed Ekiti Traditional Ruler
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‘My Family Chose me To Be King, Says Man Who Killed Ekiti Traditional Ruler

Alleged Mad Man Who Killed Ekiti Traditional Ruler Confesses. A murder suspect, Omoniyi Ademola, has revealed why he killed a traditional ruler in Ekiti State. Oba Gbadebo Ogunsakin, of Odo-Oro-Ekiti. The suspect was said to have stabbed the monarch on his chest. Oba Ogunsakin died while being taken to the hospital. The suspect fled to Ado-Ekiti but was arrested at Ajowa Market in Dallimore area of the city around 4.30 pm same day. Speaking while being paraded alongside suspects arrested for various crimes at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti on Friday, Ademola, who is in his 40s, said he attacked the monarch in order to claim his “right.” Ademola, who spoke fluent English, was said to be a member of a royal family in the community. He claimed that his family had nominated him...
Super Eagles Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf Caught Taking Bribe Of N360,000 To Select Players For Tournament
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Super Eagles Chief Coach Salisu Yusuf Caught Taking Bribe Of N360,000 To Select Players For Tournament

Chief coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Salisu Yusuf has been caught on camera taking N360, 000 from fake football agents who wanted him to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). As the chief coach of the Super Eagles, Yusuf is in charge of the Super Eagles home-based side and an assistant to Gernot Rohr for the Super Eagles. He was in charge of the Super Eagles Team B to the 2017 WAFU and 2018 CHAN where they lost in both finals. In an investigation led by Ghanaian journalists Anas Aremeyaw, reporters posing as football agents for some players approached Yusuf in September 2017 for a conversation about players’ selection. During the conversation, they handed the Nigerian coach N360, 000 ($1000) and alluded to more cash incentives if he selects ...
Offa Banks Robbery! Son Of Prominent Politician, Kayode Opadokun Arrested Along Suspects
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Offa Banks Robbery! Son Of Prominent Politician, Kayode Opadokun Arrested Along Suspects

Released from prison three months ago after serving only eight months of his jail term for armed robbery, he was however arrested few days ago in connection with Offa Banks robbery and a barrette pistol and six (6) rounds of live ammunition recovered from him. He was described by the police as a notorious 35-year-old armed robber who has opened up on the roles he played in the bloodletting incident, which led to the reported death of over 30 policemen and civilians in penultimate Thursday’s robbery attack in Offa. The suspect is Kayode Opadokun, an indigene of Offa and the first and only son of former Secretary of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Chief Ayo Opadokun. In a telephone interview with this medium last night, a member of the family who does not want his name i...
‘My Husband Can Exchange Our Children For Indian Hemp’ – Woman Tells Court
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‘My Husband Can Exchange Our Children For Indian Hemp’ – Woman Tells Court

Memunat Ramoni has  appealed to Oja Oba/Mapo Court C Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State to please separate her and  her husband, Oseni Ramoni who she got married to 21 years ago. Memunat in her divorce suit alleged that her husband was an alcoholic, nonchalant about her welfare and that of their children and always threatening to cut her into pieces with a sword. She, therefore, prayed the court to terminate their relationship and grant her custody of their four children in order to give them proper care. “My lord, I’m fed up with my marriage because my husband’s behaviour is not better than that of an animal. “All I have been experiencing since we got married 21 years ago is sorrow and frustration because of his careless lifestyle. “He’s at his best when he drinks alcoho...
Drama As Vigilantes Prevent SARS From Arresting Dino Melaye At Buba Jubril’s Fidau Prayer
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Drama As Vigilantes Prevent SARS From Arresting Dino Melaye At Buba Jubril’s Fidau Prayer

There was mild drama, yesterday, at 8th fidau prayers for late Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Buba Jubril, in Lokoja, Kogi State, as operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, failed to arrest the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, who was at the event. The Police had a few days ago, declared the senator wanted over his implication in handing over illegal weapons to some kidnappers who claimed to be his thugs. The SARS’ operatives had stormed Kabawa Primary School, Lokoja, venue of the fidau prayers, in efforts to arrest Senator Melaye but were awe-struck as local vigilante men encircled him and made it impossible for the SARS operatives to get close to him. Melaye actually stole the show on the occasion, raising his two fingers to ackn...
Bisi Onasanya Throws An Expensive Traditional Wedding For His Son, Damilola In Lagos And Dubai
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Bisi Onasanya Throws An Expensive Traditional Wedding For His Son, Damilola In Lagos And Dubai

Damilola, the son of billionaire former banker and property tycoon, Bisi Onasanya, got married last Saturday to Surat Oluwakemi Lawal, the beautiful daughter of Chief Razak Tunde Lawal and Mrs. Florence Irona Lawal in a traditional wedding ceremony that was as extravagant as it was expensive. Bisi, the former MD of First bank, who is now the owner of The Address Homes, has shown that in or out of the banking sector, he is still a man of his people. This much came to the fore during the wedding. He spared no expense to gift his son a befitting wedding. Held at the prestigious Landmark Event Centre, Lagos, the banquet hall, luxurious and expansive on its own, was taken to a new level of extravagance with flower and light decorations covering up the entire space including the ceiling, ...
Beautiful Pre-Wedding Photos Of Donald Duke’s Daughter, Xerona, And Her Fiance, DJ Caise
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Beautiful Pre-Wedding Photos Of Donald Duke’s Daughter, Xerona, And Her Fiance, DJ Caise

Check out these awesome pre-wedding photos of former governor of Cross Rivers state governor, Donald Duke’s daughter, Xerona, and her fiance, Derin Phillips aka DJ Caise. Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Caise, announced his engagement to Xerona, the daughter of former Cross River state governor, Donald Duke. The Beat FM OAP disclosed this onn Monday, August 29, 2017, in an Instagram post where he couldn’t seem to hold back his excitement. He made no secret concerning how important bride to be Xerona is in his list of importance after writing, “Love of my life!! A lot of things to be grateful to God for but you remain top of the list. Thank You.” As an highlight of the event, the disc jockey posted some romance themed pictures on his Instagram. An image where the pair looked like t...
26-Year-Old Lawyer And NYSC Member Dies After Brief Illness
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26-Year-Old Lawyer And NYSC Member Dies After Brief Illness

A promising Nigerian lawyer, Barr. Royal Ngaobiwu has died leaving family and friends in a state of unbelievable shock. The 26-year-old handsome son of Chief Ngaobiwu Celestine, the immediate past member representing Obowo state Constituency in the Imo State House of Assembly died on Friday, 1st of April, 2018 at the Federal Medical Center, Owerri after a brief illness. Before his death, Royal was an amiable, smart and humble fellow who was most loved by his friends. Many of his friends have taken to social media to mourn him following the devastating news. A colleague, Muntasir Adamu Kanam wrote: “Royal Eselu Ngaobiwu: Adieu my brother A good reputation is better than precious perfume; likewise, the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth – Ecclesiastes 7:1...
President Buhari, VP Osinbajo, Gov Ambode And Others Attend Bola Tinubu 66th Birthday
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President Buhari, VP Osinbajo, Gov Ambode And Others Attend Bola Tinubu 66th Birthday

Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday March 29th celebrated his 66th Birthday at the Eko hotel and Suites, Victoria island, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari, his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday took turns to eulogise the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as he clocked 66. Speaking at the 10th Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium, organised to commemorate the former Lagos Governor’s birthday, President Buhari described Tinubu as a political patriot who has over the years invested in building people and creating future leaders of tomorrow.
Ex-First Lady, Late Stella Obasanjo’s Father Dr. Christopher Abebe Dies at 99
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Ex-First Lady, Late Stella Obasanjo’s Father Dr. Christopher Abebe Dies at 99

Dr. Christopher Abebe, who is the former boss of the United African Company (UAC) and father of Stella Obasanjo, former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s wife, is reportedly dead. In a statement released by his son, Dr. John Abebe, who is also the President of St. Gregory’s College Old Boys’ Association, it was confirmed that Dr. Christopher Abebe died on Thursday afternoon at the age of 99, in Iruekpen, Edo State, after a brief illness. The statement read; “In his lifetime, he joined the United African Company Nigeria Limited as a young clerk and rose through the ranks to become the first Nigerian Chairman/Managing Director of the company. He was also the first Nigerian Personnel Director of UAC in 1959. “He was at various times the pro-chancellor and chairman of council of three ...
Actor, Jim Iyke Looks Every Inch A “Yoruba Demon” In This New Photoshot
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Actor, Jim Iyke Looks Every Inch A “Yoruba Demon” In This New Photoshot

When ladies call you a yoruba demon but deep down know you have all the qualities in their bucket list.“The Chief” Gone are the days when being labeled a Yoruba demon is a bad thing. These days, being one is a thing of pride and somehow an accomplishment. No surprise therefore seeing Nollywood legend Jim Iyke going all out in his latest photoshoot to embrace his demonic side. Just in case you’re wondering if Jim sold out, being a Yoruba demon is a movement that transcend ethnic affiliation. If you cant beat them, join them they say. Jim Iyke is definitely with the winning team.
U.S. Offers $5M Bounty For Pakistani Terror Leader
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U.S. Offers $5M Bounty For Pakistani Terror Leader

The United States has said it was offering a $5-million reward for information on Mullah Fazlullah, the chief of the Pakistani Taliban terror group that has waged a decade-long insurgency in the South Asian nation. The offer came amid worsening U.S.-Pakistan relations, and coincided with a visit to Washington by Pakistan’s foreign secretary for talks expected to focus on boosting counterterrorism cooperation and the U.S. war strategy in Afghanistan. Although Pakistani Taliban terrorists still unleash attacks, the group has lost control of all territory in Pakistan since its Dec. 2014 attack on an army school that killed 132 children. The U.S. State Department also offered rewards of $3 million each for information on Abdul Wali, the head of a Pakistani Taliban affiliate, and Manga...
IPOB, Obiano Mourn Achuzia, Console Family, Deltans
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IPOB, Obiano Mourn Achuzia, Console Family, Deltans

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano have expressed shock at the death of Col Joseph Achuzia, who was reported dead on Monday morning. IPOB in a press statement signed by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful lamented the loss, describing Achuzia who was known both as Hannibal and Air raid expert, during the Nigeria/Biafra war as one of those who saved Igbos from being entirely wiped out. Part of the statement by IPOB read, “With deep sense of loss and sorrow the entire family and leadership of IPOB join the immediate family members, relatives and Biafrans both home and abroad to commiserate over the sudden demise of our icon, hero and great Biafran warrior of our time Chief (Col) Joe Achuzia. “Hannibal and Air Raid a...
Senate Wants Remaining Missing Yobe Schoolgirls Rescued
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Senate Wants Remaining Missing Yobe Schoolgirls Rescued

The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts to ensure the safe return of all the schoolgirls abducted by insurgents in Yobe. This followed the adoption of a Point of Order raised by Sen. Bukar Ibrahim during plenary. Ibrahim, while commending security agencies over the safe return of some of the abducted schoolgirls, urged them to do more to ensure the return of the remaining missing girls. The insurgents on Monday attacked Government Girls’ Science Technical College in Dapchi, Bursari Local Government Area, and abducted some of the students. While the state government said that more than 50 students had yet to be accounted for, the police said the number was 30. However, in a statement later on Wednesday night, the state government said some of ...
PHEDC Distributes Energy-Saving Bulbs To A’Ibom Community
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PHEDC Distributes Energy-Saving Bulbs To A’Ibom Community

In a bid to cut down on energy consumption by its customers, the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) on Thursday distributed power-saving bulbs to Mbiatok community in Itu local government area of Akwa Ibom State. Speaking at the distribution ceremony, Mr Godwin Orovwiroro, Head Customer Service, PHEDC said that the LED bulb consumed less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs. Orovwiroro said that the LED bulb has a minimum lifetime of 10, 000 hours or five years, stressing that every household should use it to save energy. He said that the immediate impact of distributing energy saving bulbs would save 32 per cent savings of the current consumption for the average household every month. “While incandescent bulbs are cheaper, it has the disadvantage...
Justice Abang A Disgrace To Nigeria Judiciary – Fayose
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Justice Abang A Disgrace To Nigeria Judiciary – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the controversial Federal High Court Judge, Okon Abang, as a disgrace to the judiciary in Nigeria, saying that the judge was acting more like a persecutor in the case of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, such that he ridiculed Nigeria by causing an accused to be brought to court on a stretcher. The governor, who said it was clear that Justice Abang was out to satisfy the sinister aim of Metuh’s persecutors, said; “In saner climes, all that is needed as proof of inability to stand trial due to ill health is a doctor report from duly recognized health institution and one wonders whether medical report from federal government owned Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, N...
Check Out How The Sex Dolls Are Made: Inside The Chinese Sex Doll Factory Where The Robots Can Also Do House Chores
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Check Out How The Sex Dolls Are Made: Inside The Chinese Sex Doll Factory Where The Robots Can Also Do House Chores

A Chinese sex doll maker is working to create the world’s first truly ‘smart’ companion that can talk, play music, and even turn on your dishwasher. Exdoll, located in the port city of Dalian, currently makes around 400 custom robots per month, with the most popular being the basic model which costs $400. It’s current smart model, called Xiaodie, retails for $4,000 and comes equipped with a Siri-like device which allows it to speak, browse the internet, and use smart appliances connected to WiFi. But within a year the firm aims to have the doll mimicking complex movements and facial expressions, recognising user’s voices, and following people around the room with their eyes. They eventually plan to make the robots so advanced they could be used to cure loneliness in the elderly...
Agbakoba Carpets El-Rufai Over Buhari
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Agbakoba Carpets El-Rufai Over Buhari

A leader of the Nigeria Intervention Movement, NIM, Chief Olisa Agbakoba, has said that the position of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai on President Muhammadu Buhari was not correct.   During an interview on Channels Television at the weekend, the governor had said that Buhari remained the number one choice for Nigeria.   But reacting to this, Agbakoba said “Of course, that is not correct.”   He said only Nigerians could decide that and not El-Rufai.   “As you know, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he (Buhari) should not run but I think the real question is: if he (Buhari) decides to run, will the voters accept to vote him in?   “It is only the voters that can answer that question, not el-Rufai, not APC, not Obasanjo, not even ...
Speed Darlington Slams Davido For Always Riding On His Father’s Name
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Speed Darlington Slams Davido For Always Riding On His Father’s Name

Nigerian rapper Speed Darlington took to his Instagram page to slam singer Davido for always riding on his father’s name to fame. According to Speed Darlington who is the son of Chief Pericoma Mezuo Okoye, a Nigerian singer, songwriter and traditionist, said he got to where he is now on his own. He shared the above throwback photo on his Instagram page with the caption;
Over 3,400 APC Members Join PDP In Rivers
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Over 3,400 APC Members Join PDP In Rivers

No fewer than 3,400 members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have joined the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State. Receiving the defectors, the party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr. Samuel Nwanosike, assured them of equal treatment and hailed them for being bold in their decision to leave the opposition party in Rivers. Nwanosike said it was expecting a landslide victory in the governorship, senatorial and other elections in the state. The party said its expectation was based on the performance of Governor Nyesom Wike, in the execution of projects across the 23 local government areas of the state. “Over 3,400 APC members from the 13 wards in the Ikwerre LGA, including non-indigenes, have defected to the PDP. The defectors left the APC because of failed promise...
2019 Elections Watch: Oyegun Deserves A Second Chance – Northern Leaders
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2019 Elections Watch: Oyegun Deserves A Second Chance – Northern Leaders

Prominent leaders in the North West on Wednesday gave a green signal to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, urging him to put forward his candidacy for the post of national chairman of the ruling party. “We are enthusiastically encouraging Chief John Odigie-Oyegun to run again as chairman. It is for the good of the party” the leaders said. They also predicted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would meet a contest of its life in 2019 as it would suffer a humiliating electoral defeat in February and March. At a meeting in Sokoto, the leaders argued that Oyegun had achieved a lot and deserved a second term. “Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has capacity to lead the APC into election in 2019” They described the John Odigie-Oyegun...
Gambia President, Adama Barrow Visits Buhari In Aso Rock
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Gambia President, Adama Barrow Visits Buhari In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja met behind closed doors with visiting Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Gambian President, Barrow arrived at about 11:45am and was received by the Nigerian President, Buhari. They went straight to the President’s office for the meeting. According to the Presidency’s Twitter handle,”The Bilateral Meeting WAS concluded, followed by a press briefing. ”@BarrowPresident said he came to thank President @MBuhari for the support Nigeria gave to The Gambia during the recent political Transition.” The 51-year-old Gambian president, Adama Barrow, ended the rule of the longtime leader of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, who is currently in exile in Equatorial Guinea. Buhari played a major role in ensuring sm...
ABUAD Partners UAE Hospital In Training, Consultancy, Medical Administration
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ABUAD Partners UAE Hospital In Training, Consultancy, Medical Administration

In an effort to curtail spending huge sums of money by Nigerians on medical treatments abroad, the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with the Aster Group of Hospitals, Dubai, United Arab Emirates in areas of training, consultancy, offering of technical expertise and medical administration. The partnership, according to ABUAD’s founder, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), which he said would be permanent, will pave the way for the Dubai-based medical institution to assist Afe Babalola Teaching Hospital in its smooth take-off. Speaking after the memorandum was signed Tuesday, Dr. Navin Pascal, who spoke on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aster, said the hospitals have subsidiaries in nine countries and had been receiving p...
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2019: Abia State Is For Buhari, He Will Win Again — APC Chieftain, Adiaso

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Prince Chamberlain Adiaso, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will run and win the 2019 presidential election. Prince Adiaso, who revealed this during a press conference he addressed in Abuja, said Abia State was for Buhari. e said Nigerians from all walks of life would hold a rally on March 8, 2018 in London to tell the whole world that Buhari was well-loved and admired by Nigerians. He said: “Let me say it clearly and loudly that President Buhari will, by the Grace of God, remain the occupant of the Presidential Villa. By the Grace of Almighty God, he will contest and he will win resoundingly. God, the giver of life has made him well. He is fit as a fiddle and he radiates life. “Mere looking at Presi...
Bayelsa Killings: Gov Dickson Is sick – Sylva Fires Back
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Bayelsa Killings: Gov Dickson Is sick – Sylva Fires Back

Former governor of Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva, has declared that Governor Seriake Dickson ​”​is sick​”​. This is contained in a strongly worded statement his media aide, Doefie Buokoribo, sent to DAILY POST Friday morning. Sylva’s outburst is in reaction to Dickson’s call on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, and Sylva, to stop sponsoring killings and destabilizing peace in the state.   The Governor also appealed to Buhari to prevail on his party leaders to stop aiding criminals and their harmful activities in the state.   Dickson accused them of conniving with some elements in Abuja to sponsor activities against the peace, security, stability and development of Bayelsa.   But Syl...
A ‘Nation’ In Search Of Nationhood
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A ‘Nation’ In Search Of Nationhood

Let’s discuss two groups of events, make some analysis and see whether something like them is likely to happen anywhere in the world other than in Nigeria, the Giant of Africa and the biggest black nation on earth. When Nigerians in South Africa were killed, maimed and harassed in the height of xenophobic attacks in 2008 and 2015, there was hardly any Nigerian back home that didn’t condemn the dastardly acts on the top of his voice. Similarly, revelations of trafficked and migrating Nigerians been sold as slaves in Libya late last year generated widespread and unanimous condemnation from fellow Nigerians. The most interesting thing was that, virtually nobody cared about the tribe or religion of those victims before showing concern. Moments like this make you actually think Nigeria is a ...
2019: Anambra Monarch Opts To Buy Buhari’s Nomination Form
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2019: Anambra Monarch Opts To Buy Buhari’s Nomination Form

Ifitedunu community of Dunukofia local government of Anambra State has said it will make significant contribution to the purchase of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination form for his second term. The traditional ruler of the community, Dr Emeka Ilouno stated this on Friday during the ground breaking ceremony of a federal government specialist skill acquisition center by the minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. The monarch said the community was ready to make financial contribution to Buhari’s second term as a gesture of their support, and to also have a stake in his government when he returns again. “We will support the president for a second term because he is doing well. We only need that he tells us when he wants to buy the form,” Ilouno said. The president ...
D’Banj Becomes A Chief In Imo State
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D’Banj Becomes A Chief In Imo State

On January 3rd, 2018, Nigerian pop star, D'banj was honoured with a chieftancy title in Amuzi Obowoland, Imo state. The koko-master was confered with the title of "Enyi Ka Nwanne Amuzi" by the paramount ruler of the kingdom. Dbanj rocked the traditional Igbo ‘isi agu’ attire while being flanked by his friend and business partner, Damian Ifeanyi Okoroafor, manage Frank Amudo and hypeman, Jimmie as he received the title.

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