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Why I didn’t do well at Everton – Rafa Benitez
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Why I didn’t do well at Everton – Rafa Benitez

Rafael Benitez has given reasons for his failure to do well at Everton. The Spaniard was sacked by Everton on Sunday after recording just seven wins in 22 Premier League games. Everton’s last victory in the league was since September, being one of the reasons he was relieved of his duties at Goodison Park. The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss said he did not know the magnitude of the task when he was appointed Everton manager. On why he accepted the Everton job despite having managed their city arch rivals, Liverpool, Benitez said it was due to his love for the city of Merseyside. “From the very first day, my staff and myself worked as we always do, with commitment and full dedication, we didn’t only have to get results, but we also had to win over people’s hearts,” the S...
Chelsea captain Azpilicueta assures fans: I’m really committed here
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Chelsea captain Azpilicueta assures fans: I’m really committed here

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has assured fans of his commitment as his contract runs down.   The Spaniard recently passed 450 Blues appearances and started his 300th Premier League game in the draw with Brighton last week. He has said his focus is fully on achieving his short-term goals at the club, which includes winning silverware this season. "As I always said, I feel I have the trust and confidence of the club and now I am focused on every game," Azpilicueta told the club's website. "They are very tough games, and I am enjoying the moment. Eventually the moment will come, but I am fully focused on hopefully getting as many trophies as we can and then we will see. "I cannot say anything more than that I am really committed and have a lot of things ahead in the...
Hollantex signs African music sensation Yemi Alade as Brand Ambassador
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Hollantex signs African music sensation Yemi Alade as Brand Ambassador

 Hollantex, the leading pan-African Ankara manufacturer, is pleased to announce the signing of singer and global entertainer, Yemi Alade. As the new Brand Ambassador, Yemi Alade will be instrumental in growing the brand’s presence across Africa. She will support the launch of Hollantex's new collections and leverage her music and social media platforms to promote the brand’s beautiful patterns, showcasing the true elegance of the brand’s Ankara fabrics for today’s leading woman. “For many years ankara has served me well, allowing me to display my unique fashion sense in various colours and multi-pattern work.” Said Yemi Alade. “You can see it in my music videos, red carpet moments and my daily wear. My partnership with Hollantex is a match made in heaven”. ...
Ex-England Defender, Ashleigh Plumptre Cleared To Play For Nigeria
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Ex-England Defender, Ashleigh Plumptre Cleared To Play For Nigeria

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) spokesman, Ademola Olajire, made this known in an interview with BBC Africa on Monday. Olajire revealed that Plumptre can now play for the Super Falcons after her request to switch her allegiance to Nigeria was granted. He noted that Plumptre might get her debut when the Falcons face Ivory Coast in the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations play-off in February. The NFF spokesman said the former England youth player personally approached the English FA to get the needed clearance before FIFA approved it. He disclosed that the 23-year-old defender, who had joined the Super Falcons since last year, is eligible to represent Nigeria because of her father’s Nigerian heritage. Olajire appreciated the Leicester City defender for her commitment a...
You need to bring more ideas – Luke Shaw tells Rangnick after United’s 1-0 loss to Wolves
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You need to bring more ideas – Luke Shaw tells Rangnick after United’s 1-0 loss to Wolves

Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw has said that manager Ralf Rangnick needs to bring more ideas of what he wants from the players on the pitch. The England defender also questioned the lack of desire and commitment among his teammates after their woeful display on Monday night that led to a 1-0 home defeat to Wolves. Ralf Rangnick’s side put up another dismal display devoid of any real quality or drive at Old Trafford and are now four points off the top four. Joao Moutinho scored a late winner for the visitors to hand Rangnick his first defeat since taking over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as United boss. “Us players, we’ve been here for a long time, we played at home, we know what it is like when we have the intensity, you can feel the motivation is there,” the England inte...
Xavi admits Barcelona cannot yet register new signing Torres
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Xavi admits Barcelona cannot yet register new signing Torres

Barcelona coach Xavi admits they cannot register new signing Ferran Torres.   Torres completed an initial £46.7m transfer from Manchester City last week, just 18 months after signing from Valencia, explaining how he failed to properly settle in Manchester due to the ongoing UK government restrictions. “Ferran Torres is a spectacular signing, both as a player and a person," Xavi said on Saturday. "He's coming off an important injury, he has fantastic commitment, he's going to give us a lot, I've no doubt about it. He can play in different positions, I'm very happy with the effort made by the club to get him. "We'll see how the salary cap situation is, if it's possible right away. There has to be players leaving. If we get Dembele to resign his contract and lower his pa...
Aston Villa vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Ziyech, Christensen
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Aston Villa vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Ziyech, Christensen

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has provided the latest update on Hakim Ziyech and Andreas Christensen, ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Boxing Day. Tuchel said Ziyech had a ‘kick’ which is very painful, while Christensen had an ‘injection’ ahead of the Aston Villa clash. Ziyech and Christensen missed Chelsea’s previous Premier League 0-0 draw against Wolves last Sunday. Providing an update on both players, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Aston Villa’s clash with Chelsea at Villa Park: “For Hakim, I don’t know, it’s very painful. He got a kick and it’s very painful, so not a lot of time until Aston Villa. “Andreas got an injection and is also very painful in the lower back. So bad news that we’ve struggled with the same things fo...
I Will Pack my Bags and go – Arteta threatens Arsenal over Aubameyang
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I Will Pack my Bags and go – Arteta threatens Arsenal over Aubameyang

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has said he will pack his bags and leave the club if he cannot demand respect and commitment from his players. The Spaniard also insisted he is not being “dictatorial” in how he’s handling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s saga. Aubameyang was removed as captain of the Gunners earlier this month after his latest disciplinary breach. Since then, the Gabon striker has sat out the last four fixtures against Southampton, West Ham United, Leeds United and Sunderland. The 32-year-old will also continue to train apart from the first team before leaving for the Africa Cup of Nations next month. Arteta has now defended his handling of the situation. “I don’t establish my authority by being dictatorial or trying to be ruthless. “I just ask for one thing...
Watford vs Chelsea: Tuchel reveals player dropped for failing to sign new contract
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Watford vs Chelsea: Tuchel reveals player dropped for failing to sign new contract

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has admitted that Andreas Christensen is not currently being selected because of his contract stand-off with the club. Tuchel has now challenged the Danish defender to prove his commitment to the Premier League club by signing a new deal Christensen’s current deal expires next year and an extension remains unsigned after the player changed his demands. The 25-year-old has not featured for Chelsea since the international break, having been left on the bench for the last three games. “We have the hope that it (Christensen’s lack of action) influences the contract situation a little bit. “My understanding weeks ago was that Andreas wants the same as me and the club. But we have been waiting a long time for confirmation. “How he acts on the pi...
South African President knocks countries for closing their borders in response to Omicron coronavirus outbreak
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South African President knocks countries for closing their borders in response to Omicron coronavirus outbreak

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has tackled Western countries for quickly imposing travel bans following the latest Omicron coronavirus outbreak. Britain introduced the measures in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid in South Africa this week. Scientists have so far only detected the new Omicron variant in relatively small numbers, mainly in South Africa but also in Botswana, Hong Kong, and Israel. But they are concerned by its high number of mutations which raised concerns that it could be more vaccine-resistant and transmissible. South African officials are furious over the British ban on flights from southern African countries. Several other countries including Israel have followed suit. Many South Africans...
‘Please release Nnamdi Kanu’ – Bianca Ojukwu begs Buhari
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‘Please release Nnamdi Kanu’ – Bianca Ojukwu begs Buhari

Former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, and widow to the late Odumegwu Jim Ojukwu, Mrs Bianca Ojukwu, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Speaking at the 10th memorial anniversary of late Biafran leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu on Friday, November 26 in Owerri, Bianca Ojukwu urged the President to consider the plea made by some Igbo leaders during their recent visit to the State House, Abuja, asking for Kanu’s release. "Please release Nnamdi Kanu' “Kanu’s release will further buttress President Buhari’s commitment to healing the wounds inflicted by the sense of marginalisation felt by the Igbo nation,” she said. Founder of the Movement for the Actualization of a Sovereign State Of Biafra, ...
Thiago defends decision to join Liverpool and rejects Barcelona ‘rumours’
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Thiago defends decision to join Liverpool and rejects Barcelona ‘rumours’

Thiago Alcantara insists he made the right decision to join Liverpool. The Spain midfielder has failed to make a significant impact at Anfield since signing from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020. Reports in Barcelona have claimed new Blaugrana boss Xavi wants to bring the La Masia graduate back to Camp Nou. Thiago made his first start in almost two months in Saturday's win over Arsenal and the 30-year-old insists he wants to stay with the Reds. "As I always have been, I am a guy who plays football - I am not concerned about the rumours," Thiago told reports "I'm focused on the duty I have with my team and the years I have in contract with my team. "I just want to know about this new adventure that I have here in the Premier League and try to win all the trophies I can....
Meghan Markle may have had ‘agenda’ before marrying Prince Harry, sister claims
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Meghan Markle may have had ‘agenda’ before marrying Prince Harry, sister claims

Meghan Markle's sister, Samantha Markle, has claimed that the Duchess of Sussex may have had a "clear agenda" to return to America after marrying Prince Harry. Speaking exclusively to Daily Star, Samantha claimed that Meghan decided not to renounce her American citizenship upon marrying into the British Royal Family back in 2018. She added that she believes there were "clear indicators" that Meghan wanted to "keep an oar in the water in the United States". Speaking from her home in Florida, she said: "It seems as though now you have to wonder was it just in case things don't work out or was there a clear agenda from the beginning to return." She continued: "Whatever the case is, it was very deceitful to the Royals not to let them know that she had that in mind and that sh...
US finally excludes Nigeria from ‘Religious Violators’ list
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US finally excludes Nigeria from ‘Religious Violators’ list

The United States has excluded Nigeria from its list of religious violators. In a statement by the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken on Wednesday, November 17, the US blacklisted Russia, China, and eight other countries as countries that limit freedom of people to practise their religion. The communique listed the nations as “Countries of Particular Concern for having engaged in or tolerated ‘systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Blinken’s statement which was titled, ‘Religious Freedom Designations’, also disclosed that Algeria, Comoros, Cuba, and Nicaragua have all been placed on a Special Watch List for governments that have engaged in or tolerated “severe violations of religious freedom.” The US Secretary of State, in his statement, said, “...
Unbelievable! Unilorin Student Beats Female Lecturer To Coma, VC Reacts
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Unbelievable! Unilorin Student Beats Female Lecturer To Coma, VC Reacts

Mrs Zakariyyah, a female lecturer of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Ilorin, was beaten to coma on Thursday by a 400 level student of the institution. However, she is now in stable condition and recuperating, according to Daily Post. The student, simply identified as Captain Walz, reportedly attacked the lecturer in her office and assaulted her leading to severe injuries. The Director of Corporate Affairs of the institution, Kunle Akogun, confirmed the development to DAILY POST in a text message to our correspondent on Saturday. He said “a visit by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, in company of the Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Professor Oladiji, the Director, University Health Services, Dr Odunola and a few other...
Why I’ll Not Withdraw My Daughter From Her School In Spite Of The Bullying Allegations- Mercy Johnson
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Why I’ll Not Withdraw My Daughter From Her School In Spite Of The Bullying Allegations- Mercy Johnson

You could recall that Mercy Johnson stormed the school of her daughter, Purity after she was said to have been beaten by a teacher who hated the actress. The school management revealed that they would prove the matter after it erupted a whole lot of controversy on social media. In a new twist to the saga, Mercy Johnson has been able to reach an understanding with the Chrisland management and advisory board members at its Victoria Garden City branch. Mercy Johnson issued a statement on Saturday about the whole brouhaha as she intimated that they had reached a meaningful positive resolution. The statement reads: “Purity had an encounter with a Teacher whose seemingly inflexible approach got her off-balance,” “We have been able to have a deep, frank conversation with the Chri...
Footballer, Wayne Rooney hits out at Manchester United stars for their lack of effort and commitment this season
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Footballer, Wayne Rooney hits out at Manchester United stars for their lack of effort and commitment this season

Former Manchester United and England footballer, Wayne Rooney accused Manchester United stars of lacking effort and commitment while also refusing to offer his backing to struggling boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.   England and Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer, now in charge of Championship club Derby, watched in horror as his former club were beaten 5-0 at home by Liverpool last Sunday, putting Solskjaer’s future into serious doubt. While Rooney gave only a lukewarm assessment of his former team-mate, Solksjaer, he was in no doubt who should take the majority of the blame. ‘There are very educated people at the top of Manchester United,’ he said. ‘I’m sure they will be looking at everything to see how they move forward in the near future, whether that’s with Ole Gun...
APC Congress: Kano State Govt directs contestants to undergo mandatory drug test
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APC Congress: Kano State Govt directs contestants to undergo mandatory drug test

The Kano State Government has directed contestants seeking executive council positions in the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state to undergo a mandatory drug test. A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, on Wednesday, said all interested persons should report to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the state for the screening, beginning from Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to the close of nomination form sale. Garba said the decision was part of the government’s policy to rid Kano of illicit substance, insisting that no aspirant would be allowed without NDLEA certification. He warned that no contestant would be screened without undergoing the mandatory drug test ahead of the October 16 state congress of the ruling party. "Simi...
Filmmaker Fred Amata celebrates sister who is about to get married for the first time at the age of 60
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Filmmaker Fred Amata celebrates sister who is about to get married for the first time at the age of 60

Filmmaker Fred Amata has taken to Instagram to celebrate his sister who is about to get married for the first time at the age of 60. Noting that his sister grew up in a strict environment and eventually became an example of steadfastness and commitment, Amata revealed that his sister was ridiculed after she approached 40 unmarried. However in spite being ridiculed, the filmmaker said his sister persevered. Amata disclosed that his sister is getting married today October 9 at the age of 60, after they had all given up hope. He wrote; The Almighty Continues to show His Beauty and Awesomeness with Cause for Celebration. My big Sister Mena' s is a testimony of faith. Named Erumena meaning *This is My Beauty*, Sister Mena grew up in a strict environment of high morality. Sh...
National unrest: Obasanjo tells Nigerians to be hopeful
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National unrest: Obasanjo tells Nigerians to be hopeful

In the face of the many challenges facing the nation, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to be hopeful, saying the country would not be destroyed by the myriads of challenges confronting her. Obasanjo, who expressed fear that Nigerian youths may show resistance if they were pushed to the wall, declared that his faith in a better Nigeria remains unshakable. The former President declared this during the opening of Abeokuta Window on America at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Abeokuta Window on America is a type of American Space located in over 150 countries worldwide, set up to engage Nigerian youths in learning about American culture, history and politics. The Space is set up at the youth centre of the OOP...
Chelsea owner, Abramovich Visits UK for First time in three years
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Chelsea owner, Abramovich Visits UK for First time in three years

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has visited London for the first time in three years to see his family. A spokesman for the Russian billionaire confirmed this to the PA News Agency. Abramovich entered the UK as an Israeli citizen, therefore not needing a visa to travel. It is understood that Abramovich could visit Chelsea while in London. The 54-year-old had issues with his entrepreneurial visa in 2018, after which he has not been spotted in London. Abramovich did attend the Blues’ Europa League final victory in Baku in 2019, and the Champions League final win over Manchester City in Porto in May. The Chelsea boss’ visit to London represents a further underlining of his commitment to the club.
Recruitment into Security Agencies is Politicized – Governor Zulum
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Recruitment into Security Agencies is Politicized – Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has said the recruitment into Nigerian security agencies are politicized. The Borno state Governor made the claim while delivering a lecture entitled ‘Ungoverned Space and Insecurity in the Sahelian Region: Implications for Nigeria Domestic Peace and Security’ at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau State on Wednesday September 29. According to Zulum, some of those recruited into security agencies are just there because they have no other job. He stated that such people show no commitment or dedication. He said;   “The major problem is the recruitment process. Those being recruited into the Nigerian Army, police and other security agencies are job seekers. ...
Politician Shina Peller ponders on how to get Nigerian youth to replicate the drive and commitment they have for BBNaija in the 2023 general elections
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Politician Shina Peller ponders on how to get Nigerian youth to replicate the drive and commitment they have for BBNaija in the 2023 general elections

Politician and club owner, Shina Peller, shared the photo above on his Instagram page, stating that he is thinking of how to get Nigerian youths to have the same drive they have for reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, for the 2023 general elections. According to him, the 2023 elections will afford Nigerians the opportunity to reset the country as there would be no incumbent President on the ballot papers. He wrote ''Me thinking of how I can get the youth to replicate the drive and commitment they have for Big Brother 9ja to the 2023 general elections. That election would offer us an opportunity to take the destiny of our nation into our hands. There would be no incumbent President on the ballot. It’s a reset period for Nigeria!!! I think we can achieve it because nothing is ...
Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in 30 years – Buhari
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Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in 30 years – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero, amounts to over $400bn in 30 years Speaking on Nigeria’s role as a Global Theme Champion for the Energy Transition, the theme of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy at the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York, Buhari said Nigeria is working on an ambitious Energy Plan towards reducing the energy shortcomings by the year 2030. Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Nigeria to electrify five million households by 2030, says President Buhari at energy dialogue’. According to the President, “Nigeria’s commitment to a just transition is reflected in our ambitious Energy Compact, which includes the Government’...
LG Congress: APC appeal committee recorded zero petitions, complaints in Yobe – Chairman
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LG Congress: APC appeal committee recorded zero petitions, complaints in Yobe – Chairman

The All progressives Congress, (APC) Appeal Committee for Yobe State local government congress has claimed that there are no petitions or complaints from the just concluded LG exercise in the state. The Chairman of the five-member committee, Musa Abba Aji made the declaration at a press briefing in Damaturu at the end of the Committee’s assignment. “Just like the ward congresses, the APC Local Governments’ Congress Appeal Committee for Yobe State after sitting for two days to receive and entertain petitions and complains that might arise from the congresses has completed its assignment without recording a single case from the 17 local government areas of the state”, he declared. The Chairman of the five-man appeal committee said his team were mandated to conduct the task by sittin...
Arteta reveals his ‘lowest’ point of this season
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Arteta reveals his ‘lowest’ point of this season

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he was at his “lowest” point this season following a 5-0 defeat at Manchester City last month. The heavy loss at the Etihad left the Gunners bottom of the Premier League. Arteta saw Arsenal lose their first three league matches, before Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Norwich City lifted them to 16th. The Spaniard has now revealed how his friends and family helped him cope. He said: “You are upset with yourself, you are angry, you are tired. “You just want to hit yourself because you’re not doing things right and you’re not getting the outcome you think you deserve. After the loss against City probably I was at the lowest. “You start to try to analyse things, you hear different opinions … And then starts the importance of having the f...
We will make an example of you – Presidency Warns government Officials against Betrayal
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We will make an example of you – Presidency Warns government Officials against Betrayal

Government officials have been warned by the presidency against betrayal of trust. Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijjani Umar gave the warning at the inauguration of the State House Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit on Thursday August Umar. Umar was quoted saying by the State House Deputy Director (Information), Abiodun Oladunjoye, that the presidency will not hesitate to make an example of staff who breach trust. He said;   “We expect that the ACTU State House team that is being inaugurated today will not betray our trust and confidence, otherwise we shall be compelled to make an example of you in the event of any erring behaviour. I think that’s where we start from today. “On our part, the management will lead by example; We are making this commitm...
COVID-19: Ekiti commences second phase of vaccination exercise
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COVID-19: Ekiti commences second phase of vaccination exercise

The Ekiti State Government has disclosed that the second phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced across the state, urging residents, especially those that have not been vaccinated during the first phase of the exercise, to make themselves available. The Ekiti Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani made this known in Ado-Ekiti recently while featuring on a radio programme to sensitize the residents on the need to make themselves available for immunization against the deadly virus. Dr. Filani explained that the Moderna vaccines are for eligible residents that haven’t received any jab of COVID-19 vaccination, stressing that anyone who has received the first dose of Astra-Zeneca vaccines should wait for the second dose that would arrive soon. The Commissio...
Gov. Ugwuanyi’s commitment to investments, security exceptional – NBL boss, Essaadi
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Gov. Ugwuanyi’s commitment to investments, security exceptional – NBL boss, Essaadi

The new Managing Director (MD) of Nigerian Breweries Plc (NBL), Mr. Hans Essaadi has expressed delight at the commitment of the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to the protection of lives and promotion of investments in the state, describing it as exceptional. Mr. Essaadi, who led the management team of the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria (NBL) to the Government House, Enugu, on a maiden courtesy call on Gov. Ugwuanyi, stressed that “we are happy to note that Enugu State has progressively remained secure and peaceful under your leadership”. The NBL boss thanked the governor for “your unwavering support in providing an enabling environment for our business to thrive”, pointing out that “this is reflected by the immense support we enjoy from you...
Gov. Ugwuanyi approves 60 percent CONHESS for health workers
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Gov. Ugwuanyi approves 60 percent CONHESS for health workers

Health professionals and workers in Enugu State under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), on Tuesday went wild with jubilation as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi announced an upward increase of their Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) from 41 percent to 60 percent, effective from September 2021, in spite of the nation’s economic, security and public health challenges. Gov. Ugwuanyi made the announcement when he addressed a delegation from JOHESU comprising members of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) and Medical and Health Workers Sector Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), at the Government House, Enugu. Members of JOHESU were at the Government House, Enugu, on a Thank-you visit to Gov. U...
Kamala Harris Blasts China During First trip to Asia as US Vice President
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Kamala Harris Blasts China During First trip to Asia as US Vice President

US Vice President, Kamala Harris has blasted China during a speech made in Singapore on the first leg of a South East Asian tour, her very first trip to Asia since becoming VP. Harris accused China of coercing and intimidating other countries in the South China Sea, which has been a regional flashpoint for years. Ms Harris criticised China's claims "to the vast majority of the South China Sea," which she said were based on "intimidation and coercion" "These unlawful claims have been rejected by the 2016 arbitral tribunal decision and Beijing's actions continue to undermine the rules-based order and threaten the sovereignty of nations," she said. Harris was talking about a landmark legal victory the Philippines won over China, concerning territorial incursions in the South C...
Noor Takaful declares N36m surplus payment for Policyholders, unveils new product
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Noor Takaful declares N36m surplus payment for Policyholders, unveils new product

Noor Takaful, the pioneer composite Takaful Insurance firm in Nigeria, for the third year in a row, has announced the distribution of surplus (cashback) payment worth over thirty-six million Naira to participants (policyholders) who did not make claims, in line with its commitment to promoting ethical insurance in Nigeria. A total of 621 participants including individuals, private and public organizations, banks and higher institutions of learning, would receive this surplus payment. The list of customers to receive surplus include Bua Group, Engee Pet Manufacturing Limited, Kano Agric Supply, JAMB, Modibbo Adama University – Yola, Sterling Bank and Jaiz Bank. Engee Pet Manufacturing will receive one of the highest amount worth N1.13 million. The company has also announced the launch...
We’ll Not Relent In Our Commitment To Create Right Opportunities For Youths – Oyetola
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We’ll Not Relent In Our Commitment To Create Right Opportunities For Youths – Oyetola

At a program organised by Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with National Youth Council of Nigeria, Osun State chapter to mark this year International Youth Day, the Osun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has implored youths in the State to Shun any acts of violence, thuggery and hooliganism in the interest of all. The Governor who emphasised that his government is not in support of blood letting for any reason, he gave the charge during an interactive session with the youths at the staff development centre, behind state secretariat, Abere with a theme “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health. The youth had marched through some major streets of Osogbo in commemoration of the 2021 International Youth Day before it was terminated at the...
Six suspects arrested as police raid hideout of internet fraudsters in Nasarawa
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Six suspects arrested as police raid hideout of internet fraudsters in Nasarawa

Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters and recovered 22 Laptops. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Rahman Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, August 8, said the suspects were arrested during a raid at a hideout in Keffi area of the state. "Sequel to the sustained effort and unwavering commitment of the Nasarawa State Police Command towards actualising a crime free state, on 6/8/2021 at about 1130hrs, based on credible and duly processed intelligence, Police personnel attached to Keffi Area Command raided the hide out of suspected internet fraudsters," he stated. The following suspects were arrested: Vincent Damisa,23, of Auchi, Edo State, Monday Desmond, 18, of Edo State, Donald Godwin, 20, of Benin city,...
2023: Arewa Youths Back Babangida Over Who Becomes Nigeria’s Next President
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2023: Arewa Youths Back Babangida Over Who Becomes Nigeria’s Next President

A former military ruler, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB has been gotten the support of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF over who becomes Nigeria's next president. Babangida had said the next president of Nigeria should be in his sixties. AYCF described IBB’s remark as timely and commendable to have a youth as Nigeria’s president in 2023. AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima, said Babangida has demonstrated his commitment to democracy in Nigeria. In a statement he signed, Shettima urged other elder statesmen to toll IBB’s step regarding Nigeria’s next president. According to Shettima: “Former President, IBB has proved that he is committed to genuine democracy and demonstrated patriotism, with this proposition of injecting fresh blood into the democratic space of toda...
“After 20 Years we did it” Actor, John Corbett reveals he secretly married his girlfriend of 20 years, Bo Derek, Eight months ago
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“After 20 Years we did it” Actor, John Corbett reveals he secretly married his girlfriend of 20 years, Bo Derek, Eight months ago

John Corbett and longtime girlfriend Bo Derek secretly got married last year. The actor, 60, shared the news while on The Talk on Tuesday, August 3. He said that he has already wed the 64-year-old actress who is best known as the exotic beach beauty from the 1979 film 10. "Around Christmas time, we got married. Bo and I got married," Corbett said. "We got married, and this is probably the first time – we’re pretty private people, we didn’t make an announcement," added the actor. "All our friends and family knew. But this is the first time either one of us have said something publicly about it, because really we haven’t had the opportunity. "After 20 years we decided to get married. We didn’t want 2020 to be that thing that everyone looks back at and hated… let’s...
Lagos State government Denies claims it reduced NYSC doctors’ Salaries rom N75,000 to 15k
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Lagos State government Denies claims it reduced NYSC doctors’ Salaries rom N75,000 to 15k

The Lagos State Government has denied claims it issued directives to reduce the monthly payment of National Youths Service Corps, (NYSC) doctors from N75,000 to N15,000, effective July 2021. According to the State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions, Mrs. Ajibola Ponnle, such claims are 'false and misleading' Ponle speaking on Sunday, August 1 said: “Lagos State Government has noted the decision of the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to call out doctors on a strike from Monday, 2nd August 2, 2021. “The decision followed the directive of its National Executive Committee meeting held in Umuahia on 30th July, 2021 “The communique cited, among other grievances, a purported directive from the Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Speci...
Nigeria plans building next generation of athletes – Dare
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Nigeria plans building next generation of athletes – Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says Nigeria has started building a new generation of athletes who will take the country to new heights. Dare, who spoke on the sidelines of the Tokyo Olympics in Japan, canvassed for support for consistent training and development of the country’s athletes. “Nigeria should keep the plan that brought us here (Japan). It’s not just about medal winners but as many that meet the qualification standards in their chosen sports, experience matters at the Olympics,” Dare said. “Most of the medal winners have been to two or more Olympics. I saw how lack of experience robbed two of our young and talented athletes of medals; Elizabeth Anyanacho in taekwando, Uche Eke in gymnastics and Esther Toko in rowing, who eventually secured a ...
Cholera outbreak ravages Abuja, death toll now 60
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Cholera outbreak ravages Abuja, death toll now 60

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced plans to increase community sensitization as the death toll from cholera outbreak in Abuja is now 60. According to the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, suspected cases of Cholera in Abuja have risen from 604 to 698 within the last 72 hours. The minister who was represented by the Ag. Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, noted that Abaji area council records 3 suspected cases, no death, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) records 281 suspected cases with 22 deaths, while Bwari Area Council records 134 suspected cases with 22 deaths. Also, Gwagwalada area council records 220 suspected cases with 9 deaths, Kuje area council records 23 suspected cases with 4 death...
Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu
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Two soldiers reportedly killed during clash with ESN members in Enugu

Two soldiers were killed during a clash with members of the  Eastern Security Network, the security arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, in Adani in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State. The suspected ESN members had stormed a checkpoint along Nsukka-Adani-Anambra Federal Highway in the early hours of Tuesday, July 13, and killed the military officers. Confirming the incident, the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said “Nigerian Army troops deployed to checkmate the activities of gunmen at Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, yesterday 13 July 2021, repelled Eastern Security Network gun attack on troops’ location at Iggah/Asaba checkpoint. Sadly, during the firefight that ensued, two ...
US warns China it will defend Philippines if Filipino soldiers are attacked in South China Sea
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US warns China it will defend Philippines if Filipino soldiers are attacked in South China Sea

The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to defend the Philippines' armed forces from attack in the South China Sea. According to the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, the US will come to Phillipines aid if attacks were launched against it, as it has a 70-year-old mutual defense treaty with the country. Blinken made the comments on Sunday, July 11, in a statement marking the fifth anniversary of a ruling by an independent arbitration tribunal rejecting China's expansive territorial claims over the waterway, in support of the Philippines. The 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague dismissed China's claims to the South China Sea outright, while making clear that China was infringing on Philippine sovereignty through activities such as island-...
China’s president Xi Jinping warns Taiwan on independence, sends message to the US
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China’s president Xi Jinping warns Taiwan on independence, sends message to the US

Chinese President, Xi Jinping has warned Taiwan on it's independence move, warning other countries like the US to not interfere. On Thursday, July 1, Xi Jinping marked his Communist Party’s 100th anniversary from Tiananmen Square and struck a bellicose tone, reconfirming China’s ‘historic mission’ to control Taiwan . Xi said ; "No foreign forces will ever coerce and enslave us." "Whoever attempts to do that, will surely break their heads on the steel Great Wall built with the blood and flesh of 1.4 billion of Chinese people," he said. Xi did not mention any country by name, but the message was clearly intended for the U.S. Xi called China’s commitment to unify itself with Taiwan "unshakable" and said promised "resolute action to utterly defeat any attempt toward ‘Taiwan ...
We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP
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We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP

The Inspector-general of Police, Usman Baba, says the force is working on efforts to provide better security in the country so Nigerians can sleep with their eyes closed. Baba stated this when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on police affairs on Wednesday, June 30. In his words “We are here to interact with the chairman and his members in the House of Representatives who are also piloting the affairs of the Nigerian police to discuss ways and means of making our job easier and better, and also understand ourselves that we are all working towards the same goal to bring betterment in policing so that Nigerians can go about their lawful businesses, Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed, Nigerians can enjoy better security and better movement in th...
Bida Poly lecturer spotted teaching only one student who attended his class
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Bida Poly lecturer spotted teaching only one student who attended his class

A lecturer with the Department of Statistics, Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State, was spotted on Monday, June 28, lecturing only one student who attended his class.   It was gathered that many students of the institution are yet to resume classes since the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, suspended its 65-day-old strike on June 10.   Facebook user, Olaiya Isah, who spotted the lecturer shared the photo and commended him for his commitment to duty. "Truely, Their are men/women who loves their job. Look at the picture below then read.   ''Let take our mind from the fact that many students are yet to resume maybe due to harsh economy. let us focus on this lecturers commitment despite the fact that only just one student was in attendance. ...
Buhari Inaugurates Committee to lift 100 Million Nigerians Out of Poverty
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Buhari Inaugurates Committee to lift 100 Million Nigerians Out of Poverty

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS). Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the committee chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari reiterated his commitment to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in ten years, with a well-researched framework for implementation and funding. The President also disclosed that the NPRGS has proposed to establish a private equity fund to ensure mobilisation drive and sustainable management of resources. Buhari said; “This journey began in January 2021 when I directed the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council and Secretary to the Government of the Federation to collaboratively work together...
2023 election: INEC introduces Voter Enrollment Device
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2023 election: INEC introduces Voter Enrollment Device

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has introduced its Voter Enrollment Device ahead of the 2023 general election. The Voter Enrollment Device which was designed by INEC engineers and produced overseas, enables eligible Nigerians to register as voters online before completing the exercise physically at designated centres nationwide. INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu who noted that this will be the first time voter registration is handled partially online, said the commission is expecting a total of 20 million new registrations before the end of the CRV exercise. Yakubu said; “The expansion of voters’ access to polling units prepares the ground for the discharge of another important responsibility of the Commission. The registration of eligible Nigerians ...
South-East Governors and leaders condemn violent secessionist groups, say they don’t speak for South-East people
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South-East Governors and leaders condemn violent secessionist groups, say they don’t speak for South-East people

South-East leaders comprising of governors, other political, religious, traditional and socio-cultural leaders, have condemned violent secessionist groups in the region. At a meeting in Enugu on Saturday June 19, they distanced themselves from the agitations of such groups and frowned on the violence that ensued which led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties. The regional leaders stated that the impression that South East leaders are silent over some their youths’ agitations for secession is not correct, while also pointing out that notable leaders had come out publicly many times in the past to speak against such agitations. The South-East leaders who maintained that these violent secessionist groups do not speak for South-Easterners, announced that they have se...
Stop threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions
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Stop threats against Ndigbo – Southeast leaders to other regions

Southeast leaders, on Saturday, expressed concern over threats against Ndigbo living in other parts of the country. They made their feelings known during an enlarged meeting between the Southeast Governors’ Forum, Federal and State lawmakers, ministers, religious and traditional leaders, as well as the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. DAILY POST reports that the meeting is a follow up to the consultation the Presidential delegation, led by the Minister of Defence, rtd Maj.Gen. Bashir Magashi, had with leaders in the zone, on June 11, following rising insecurity in the region. Buhari’s alleged war threat sparks more reactions from stakeholders Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, said the leaders reaff...
US pulls soldiers, missile defense, military hardware from Saudi Arabia & other Middle East countries to focus on China/Russia threat
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US pulls soldiers, missile defense, military hardware from Saudi Arabia & other Middle East countries to focus on China/Russia threat

The US has decided to pull out missile defense systems, soldiers and other military hardware and personnel from Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East, as it realigns its forces to confront threats posed by China and Russia, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin instructed the commander of US Central Command, which oversees the Middle East region, to remove the forces this summer. Pentagon spokeswoman Cmdr. Jessica McNulty said some of the military capabilities and equipment will be returned to the United States for much needed maintenance and repair while other assets will be redeployed to other regions. "This decision was made in close coordination with host nations and with a clear eye o...
My Commitment to Serve Nigerians is a payback for the Love Shown to me – President Buhari
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My Commitment to Serve Nigerians is a payback for the Love Shown to me – President Buhari

President Buhari has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians and Nigeria as a country for the love shown towards him thus far. According to him, he is forever indebted to the country for the immense love he has received. The President who was in Borno state on Thursday, June 17, on a one-day working visit, said this while speaking at the palace of the Shehu of Borno. The President noted that he started his administrative career as a military officer in Borno State as a governor for seven months, under Gen. Murtala Ramat Mohammed, before he was appointed Minister of Petroleum by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was then a military Head of State. “My commitment to serve Nigerians is a payback for the love shown to me. I started my political adventure in Maiduguri and I always l...

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