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Why I Rejected Real Madrid Twice – Arsene Wenger
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Why I Rejected Real Madrid Twice – Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger,  has revealed that he rejected an opportunity to coach Real Madrid twice because he was involved in a project to build a new stadium that would replace Highbury during his time at Emirates. Wenger explained that he was proud of his decision to turn Real Madrid down because he showed commitment and loyalty. “When I was a kid, Real Madrid was my team,” Wenger told EFE. “I grew up watching [Alfredo] Di Stefano, [Ferenc] Puskas, [Raymond] Kopa, Santamaria, [Paco] Gento… They made an impression on me. “I liked Real Madrid, and with the passing of time, I ended up facing them.” “I almost went to Real Madrid on two occasions. Not many people can say that” he added. “But I was involved in a project to build a new stadium that would repla...
78% of Nigerian Power Consumers Get Less Than 12-hour daily Supply — World Bank
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78% of Nigerian Power Consumers Get Less Than 12-hour daily Supply — World Bank

Global financial body, The World Bank has revealed that 74 per cent of power users in Nigeria are have less than 12 hour  supply of electricity daily. The bank disclosed this in its Power Sector Recovery Programme (PSRP) Opinion Research Fact Sheet obtained in Abuja, stating that the findings were done after a thorough survey conducted by the financial institution. Providing highlights from its findings and analysis of the PSRP, the World bank said 93 per cent of consumers paid their electricity bills regularly whenever their units were exhausted. It said, “Seventy-six per cent (power users are) willing to pay more for electricity if supply improves. Sixty-seven per cent agree that electricity theft is a big issue and affects quality of supply. “Fifty-eight per cent do not ...
Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed
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Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed

  Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, will not be selling the club but will remain committed to staying at Old Trafford for the long-term, according to Daily Mail. The club’s supporters want the Glazers out after Joel Glazer, United’s co-chairman, was set to become vice-chairman of the European Super League. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were among the twelve big clubs in Europe that planned to breakaway from UEFA and formed the Super League. But the clubs’ supporters stood against the plan mainly hatched by the clubs’ owners leading to its collapse Joe Glazer apologised to United supporters on Wednesday, admitting that the club misjudged the mood of fans by deciding to join the Super League. Following th...
Honeymoon Palava: Yvonne Jegede Lauds Deyemi Okanlawon For Near-Nude Scene
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Honeymoon Palava: Yvonne Jegede Lauds Deyemi Okanlawon For Near-Nude Scene

Nollywood actress Yvonne Jegede has commended actor Deyemi Okanlawon for his bravery and commitment to art as he went all out in the upcoming Nollywood movie titled Honeymoon Palava set to hit the cinemas from April 30, 2021. Last week, a clip surfaced online where Deyemi came out of the bathroom naked while acting a scene alongside Yvonne Jegede and Adebola Adeyela (Lizzy Jay) in Honeymoon Palava. The video generated reactions with some people saying Deyemi went too far as a married man. Yvonne said in a statement that the reaction the almost naked footage has caused is unnecessary as Deyemi is just acting. ‘Deyemi is an actor. He interprets roles. He is acting coming out of the bathroom after a warm bath, do people expect him to come out fully kitted? This is a movie, it is ...
‘Beast Of No Nation’ star Abraham Attah celebrates admission into US university
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‘Beast Of No Nation’ star Abraham Attah celebrates admission into US university

Award-winning Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah has celebrated his admission into a US university. The 'Beast of No Nation' star who had also landed a role in Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: Homecoming, got admitted into Tufts University in US state of Massachusetts. Attah wrote on Instagram; I’m beyond excited to announce my commitment to further my academic and athletic career at Tufts University! I want to thank my family, coaches, friends, teammates, and everyone that helped me through this process #gojumbos
Prince William ‘Auditioned’ Kate Middleton to be Sure She’ll fit Royal Life before Proposing to her, Royal Expert claims
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Prince William ‘Auditioned’ Kate Middleton to be Sure She’ll fit Royal Life before Proposing to her, Royal Expert claims

Prince William "auditioned" Kate Middleton before asking her to marry him, a royal expert has claimed. The 2nd in line to the British throne reportedly wanted to make sure then-girlfriend Kate would be a right fit for the Royal Family and be prepared for the highs and lows of royal life. Before the pair married in April 2011, William had known Kate for almost 10 years after they met as students at St Andrews. While appearing on the ITV special, The Day Will and Kate Got Married, royal expert Robert Lacey claimed William felt he had to "audition" Kate before he proposed. He explained: "It's been said that William was auditioning Catherine for her future role. "And I think there's a truth to that. William is the future King of Britain and the Commonwealth and, like it ...
Europa League: Arteta Identifies Arsenal Players he will drop
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Europa League: Arteta Identifies Arsenal Players he will drop

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has vowed to drop players in his squad, who act like they are on holiday. This follows Emmanuel Petit’s brutal review of his former club. Petit, who won the Premier League and FA Cup during his time with the Gunners, criticized the club’s recent recruitment and said too many players treat it like a “holiday retreat”. Arteta, speaking ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Slavia Prague, says he has taken Petit’s assessment on board and vowed to change his mind about Arsenal. “He [Petit] knows the club well. He was here in their most successful years and has that opinion. I’m here to change that opinion. “I am here to give my evaluation of what I see every day and where we are and I know where we are and where we want to go. ...
University College Hospital Ibadan Delivers its First Set of IVF Triplets
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University College Hospital Ibadan Delivers its First Set of IVF Triplets

The University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan has taken delivery of its first set of triplets via an In Vitro Fertilization procedure in the hospital. The delivery of the babies lasted 45-minutes. Hospital authorities say the mother and the babies, all females, are in good condition. The babies weighed 1.4kg, 2.5kg, and 2.4kg respectively. The excited father of the babies, Dr. Kehinde Osiki of the Department of History and Strategic Studies at the University of Lagos, couldn't contain his joy as he watched the birth of his babies. While expressing delight over the delivery, the UCH Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, described it as another success story for the hospital. He pointed out the commitment to take UCH to an enviable level had played out with the comm...
Wenger Advises Harry Kane on Leaving Tottenham
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Wenger Advises Harry Kane on Leaving Tottenham

  Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said Tottenham Hotspur can be in a position to offer Harry Kane the ambition he needs and advised him to stay with the North London side. Kane on Sunday, took his international tally to 33 goals in 52 matches for England when he netted against Albania. It has led to several football figures calling for the 27-year-old to leave Spurs to fulfil his career ambitions. But Wenger believes Spurs can still give Kane the platform he needs to achieve his goals. Wenger told beIN Sports: “Tottenham are in a position where they can be ambitious and we should maybe not judge only today’s situation. “Tottenham was top of the league in December. There were a few times when they were top of the league when I was still at Arsenal. ...
Abiodun Restates Commitment To Complete Roads Abandoned By Amosun
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Abiodun Restates Commitment To Complete Roads Abandoned By Amosun

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, at the weekend, reiterated his administration’s commitment to complete road projects awarded but abandoned by the immediate past administration. Abiodun said these roads have direct socioeconomic benefits on the residents of the state. The governor further said more fund would be allocated to the ongoing construction of 53KM Lafenwa-Ayetoro Road to ensure its timely completion. He noted that the project, also awarded by his predecessor, ought to have been given more priority than it was given by the previous administration, saying work would be expedited on the project which he described as “major arterial road between Ogun Central and Ogun West”. Abiodun stated these on the sideline of the inspection of three key road projects includi...
Mourinho Speaks on ‘next challenge’ after Tottenham Beat Aston Villa
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Mourinho Speaks on ‘next challenge’ after Tottenham Beat Aston Villa

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said the next challenge is to maintain the high standards in terms of effort, commitment and sacrifice in his team. Mourinho, speaking after their 2-0 win at Aston Villa, wondered why it took two dreadful performances to galvanise them into action. Spurs lost 2-1 to Arsenal last Sunday, before crashing out of the Europa League after a 3-0 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb. But goals by Carlos Vinicius and Harry Kane earned three points at Villa, taking Tottenham up into sixth place in the Premier League, just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. “Okay I am really happy with [the response], but it is sad we need such a bad defeat to have this kind of reaction. “This should not be a reaction, this should be a permanent st...
National Sports Festival: Obaseki, Dare, insist athletes in Edo must be vaccinated
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National Sports Festival: Obaseki, Dare, insist athletes in Edo must be vaccinated

The festival had suffered several setbacks from March 2020 because of COVID-19 and is now scheduled to hold from April 2 to 14, 2021. Receiving the Sports Minister at the Government House, Benin City on Friday, Obaseki hailed the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to support the state in hosting the National Sports Festival. The governor also led the minister on a tour of facilities for the Sports Festival, adding that “It is clear that the facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium are world-class.” According to Obaseki the state is ready to host the sports tournament, the postponement is very challenging for the state following the preparation and resources committed to hosting the games. “Hosting the games is the right thing to do despite the challenges from CO...
Deputy speaker, Idris Wase explains why he rejected petition on insecurity from Nigerians living abroad
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Deputy speaker, Idris Wase explains why he rejected petition on insecurity from Nigerians living abroad

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Wase has explained why he rejected a petition on insecurity from Nigerians living abroad which was presented on the floor of the lower chamber of the national assembly by Mr Mark Gbillah who represents Gwer East-Gwer West constituency of Benue State. Wase in a statement released by his media aide Umar Puma, stated that the petition from a socio-cultural association based in the United States which alleged that indigenes of their community have not been resettled in their ancestral land after being sacked by gunmen, was rejected "based on rules of parliamentary procedures”. The Deputy Speaker who alleged that the reports in circulation had been “doctored, slanted and bent to give political and ethnic coloration to an event that...
Rita Ora’s Boyfriend Romain Gavras Confirms their Split after Lockdown Forced Them Apart
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Rita Ora’s Boyfriend Romain Gavras Confirms their Split after Lockdown Forced Them Apart

Rita Ora's boyfriend Romain Gavras has confirmed that he has split from the singer after lockdown forced them apart. The British singer and French film director Romain Gavras called time on their relationship after more than six months as a couple after they had found it ­difficult to see each other due to lockdown restrictions. A spokeswoman for Romain, 39, confirmed to MailOnline the relationship has been over for 'months', saying: 'Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends.' Rita and Romain went their separate ways weeks after her Covid rule-breaking 30th birthday party at a Notting Hill restaurant on November 21. The French director, who is based in London,  began dating Rita following h...
Our Commitment To Energy Transition Is Firm – Osinbajo
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Our Commitment To Energy Transition Is Firm – Osinbajo

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT DON’T BLOCK FINANCING FOR GAS INVESTMENTS YET, OSINBAJO INSISTS IN DIALOGUE WITH EU *VP adds: “Our commitment to energy transition is firm” The forthcoming deployment of the 5 million solar power connections, targeting 25 million households across the country under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), reaffirms Nigeria’s commitment to the global green energy initiative. “A just transition to net-zero emissions, probably one where gas as a fossil fuel is still supported, especially for those of us in this part of the world, is absolutely important, especially as it will enable us to phase-out more polluting fuels such as coal and diesel”, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo made the su...
386 Soldiers Resigned From the Nigerian Army in one year – House of Representatives
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386 Soldiers Resigned From the Nigerian Army in one year – House of Representatives

About 386 soldiers voluntarily disengaged from the army due to medical and other reasons in the second quarter of 2020 as confirmed by the House of Representatives Committee on Army. Abdulrazaq Namdas, Chairman of the committee revealed this while presenting a report to the house yesterday March 2. Namdazs said 356 soldiers left the army after losing interest, 24 left to take up traditional titles; while six were discharged on medical grounds. He also revealed that records also indicated that 6,752 soldiers were discharged from the service in the last five years; while 25,655 soldiers had got enlisted within the same period. The Chairman of the house  committee added that documents show that all the voluntarily discharged soldiers were Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO), ranging ...
Nigeria to Receive about 3.92 Million Doses of AstraZeneca COVID19 Vaccine  on Tuesday
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Nigeria to Receive about 3.92 Million Doses of AstraZeneca COVID19 Vaccine  on Tuesday

The Federal government has announced that Nigeria is scheduled to take delivery of 3.92 million doses of the COVID19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2. The delivery will mark the first arrival of COVID19 vaccine in the country and make Nigeria the next West African country to benefit from the COVAX Facility after Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. A statement from Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director and Chief Executive of the NPHCDA, reads in part “The arrival of this vaccine is the result of the commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the leadership of His Excellency, President Muhammandu Buhari, the support of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the guidance of the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire. We are fully prepared to receive and deliver the ...
Toyin Abraham to Husband on Valentine’s day: Love is not Enough, but…
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Toyin Abraham to Husband on Valentine’s day: Love is not Enough, but…

Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham in her Valentine’s day message to her husband Kola Ajeyemi, has described how it feels to be in love with him. According to the actress and mother of one, love wasn’t enough until he, Kola came into her life and made it enough. Sharing a photo of herself and her husband in a beautiful embrace, the actress captioned the photo “Love is not enough, I have heard that many time so, I believed it but the moment you came, everything changed. Love became enough. Our commitment to ourselves is a result of love. I love the way we love each other. With our love, every other thing can take care of itself @kolawoleajeyemi”
Panic as 5 Igbo Men Die Within One Week in New Delhi, India
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Panic as 5 Igbo Men Die Within One Week in New Delhi, India

There is palpable panic in the Igbo community in New Delhi, India after five healthy men died mysteriously within one week. A broadcaster, Okwuluora, said he was sent photos and videos from the incidents but will not be posting them. "5 Igbo boys dead in New Delhi, India within 1 week. I was sent the videos and pictures but I will not post them. So sad to behold. May their souls find peace. These are HARD TIMES" he wrote. Confirming the incidents on Saturday, Igbos who live in New Delhi said they are scared over the mysterious deaths. One Ekene Ubah said: "It happened here in New Delhi, India. Their death still remain a mystery to us. We are in pain." Marvelous Allen said one slumped and died while climbing the staircase on Saturday. "We are losing our brothers her in...
Sujimoto Wrapped up 2020 with Another Award
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Sujimoto Wrapped up 2020 with Another Award

Numbers don’t lie, facts speak for themselves! Our continuous dedication and commitment to delivering exceptional luxury real estate projects has been noticed as we have been awarded by (REDAN) for an Outstanding Contribution to the Growth and Development of the Real Estate Sector in Lagos State. Our results speak for us. Report cards don´t deceive, rather, they are key indicators of performance; reminding us of what we have done right, where we are now, and what we can do better. Growing up, my biggest nightmares were the 3 times in a year that I had to go over to my Dad´s place, because he was a disciplinarian and hell-bent on performance, for him, being the best wasn’t negotiable and as a kid, I just couldn’t understand, I can remember cursing under my breath and crying ha...
FIFA Rejects Petition to Investigate Amaju Pinnick over Corruption allegations ahead of FIFA council election
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FIFA Rejects Petition to Investigate Amaju Pinnick over Corruption allegations ahead of FIFA council election

World football governing body, FIFA, has rejected a request seeking an investigation of  Nigeria Footbal Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick ahead of the FIFA Council elections. Pinnick has been cleared by the Fifa Review Committee to contest for a seat in the Fifa Council at the 43rd Ordinary General Assembly of Caf, scheduled for March 12 in Morocco. Former President of National Association of Nigerian Footballers, Harrison Jalla, wrote a petition to Fifa, alleging Pinnick lacks integrity, is corrupt and should not contest for a position on the Fifa council. Fifa has now responded, explaining the body is not obliged to open an investigation into Pinnick as requested by Harrison Jalla, and if they will, it bould be at their discretion. “We acknowledge receipt of your correspond...
Lagos State police Command Parade 237 Clubgoers arrested for Violating COVID19 Protocols, Charge them to Court
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Lagos State police Command Parade 237 Clubgoers arrested for Violating COVID19 Protocols, Charge them to Court

Lagos state police command today Saturday, January 9 paraded 237 clubgoers who were arrested for violating COVID19 protocols. The clubgoers were arrested on Friday Night January 8 and Saturday, January 9 in the Surulere and Victoria Island axis of the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while parading them, said In continuation of the vow and commitment of the command to enforce COVID-19 orders and protocols , the command has not relented on its oars in making sure that there is total compliance with covid-19 orders with a view to reducing or halting the spread of the pandemic. On Friday, 8th January, 2021, during a night operation, that was coordinated and commanded by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, the Command pounced on some deviant night clu...
Solskjaer Reacts as Manchester United Appoints new Coach
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Solskjaer Reacts as Manchester United Appoints new Coach

Manchester United gaffer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has reacted after the club confirmed the arrival of a new coach, Darren Fletcher. Solskjaer said Fletcher would be a great addition to Man United’s coaching staff, adding that the 36-year-old knows what it takes to be a Red Devils player. Manchester United had announced on Monday that Fletcher would join Solskjaer’s first-team coaching staff. “Darren has the United DNA running through his veins, and he knows exactly what it takes to be a Manchester United player,” Solskjaer said as quoted by Man United’s official website. “He’s at the start of his coaching career, and his experience both on and off the pitch along with his winning mentality, commitment and hard work will be a great addition to the staff.” Reacting, Fletcher...
Igbo Believe In One Nigeria – Sen Okorocha
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Igbo Believe In One Nigeria – Sen Okorocha

Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that the South East region of the country believes in one Nigeria. Sen. Okorachi who spoke to journalists after a meeting of South East leaders in Enugu, maintained that the whole Ndigbo believed in the entity called Nigeria, adding that the meeting was for peace and unity of Ndigbo and Nigeria in general. “This is a very timely meeting and the whole essence is for peace and unity in our Igbo land and Nigeria. We believe in the unity of this country and we believe in the entity called Nigeria and all Igbo do believe so”, he said. He reassured the youths of the South East leader’s commitment to attend to their demands and correct what has gone wrong before now. “We are deeply touched by the recent happenings and we nev...
Buhari reiterates his commitment to enhancing welfare of police officers, commissions building of NPF pension
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Buhari reiterates his commitment to enhancing welfare of police officers, commissions building of NPF pension

President Buhari has reiterated his administration's full commitment to improving livelihood of serving officers.   The President gave the assurance on Tuesday, October 20, in Abuja during the virtual commissioning of the new Head Office Building of Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd.   While applauding Nigerian Police Fund Pensions Ltd for instituting a Retirees Resettlement Support Scheme, which will provide financial support for retired police officers, Buhari said the government was also focused on ensuring that police officers, who served the nation meritoriously, were resettled into retirement, with some financial support. “To the Nigeria Police Fund Pensions Limited, I wish to applaud your Company for instituting a Retirees Resettlement Support Scheme through...
Sancho Reveals What’ll Happen if Transfer to Man Utd Fails
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Sancho Reveals What’ll Happen if Transfer to Man Utd Fails

Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, has revealed what will happen if a transfer for him to join Manchester United fails to materialize this summer. According to Kicker, Sancho has made it clear at an early stage to Dortmund that if a transfer to the Premier League giants fails to materialize, he will work with the same dedication and commitment for the success of the club. Sancho had already agreed on a personal term with Man United as the Red Devils remain favourite to agree to a deal for him this summer transfer window. Dortmund have already told Man United to sign Sancho before August 10 (today) when their 2020/21 pre-season tour will commence. The Bundesliga club had made it clear they will only let Sancho leave if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer...
Laurie Idahosa Gives Marital Advice Following Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Interview
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Laurie Idahosa Gives Marital Advice Following Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Interview

Pastor Laurie Idahosa has stated that marriage is not a place to have "entanglements" with others. Laurie, who is married to Pastor Feb Idahosa, said marriage means being entangled to one person. She warned people not to allow themselves be influenced by pop culture because such could lead to destruction. She wrote: "Marriage is not meant to be the place for “entanglements.” "You are meant to be tangled in a one flesh, one love, one lover kind of commitment. Any questions, read your Word. Don’t let pop culture creep in and give you any stupid and self-destructive ideas, unless of course you want to visit divorce court in your near future." Her advice comes after Jada Pinkett-Smith, 48, admitted she had an "entanglement" with August Alsina, 27, while she was separated ...
Governor Wike Sacks Permanent Secretary for ‘Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines ‘
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Governor Wike Sacks Permanent Secretary for ‘Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines ‘

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has sacked a permanent secretary in the state, Mr. Sunny Okere for flouting and obstructing the enforcement of the COVID-19 guidelines. The permanent secretary was accused of chasing away officials of the state Ministry of Health, who went to Oyigbo to enforce the established guidelines on public burials. In a statement released by the state's Commissioner for Information and Communications Paulinus Nsirim, Wike said the sack of the permanent secretary would serve as a lesson to all other public officers who might wish to be irresponsible.   The statement read; “Burial ceremonies are also reportedly being conducted in clear breach of the 50 persons maximum attendance limit, such that a serving permanent secretary had the temerity...
Police Boss Warns Security Operatives Against Inter-agency Rivalry
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Police Boss Warns Security Operatives Against Inter-agency Rivalry

Commissioner of Police in Zamfara State, Usman Nagogo, has warned the 80-man combined security team deployed to Bindin Village to avoid rivalry. He gave the warning on Sunday in a statement by the Police Public Relations, SP Shehu Mohammed. NAN reports that the community was last week invaded by hundreds of bandits, who killed over 20 people. Nagogo told the personnel to “shun inter-agency rivalry and discharge their duties with all sense of professionalism and commitment.” The Police boss advised them to be conscious of their personal safety and security. The team comprises the Army, Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel. The squad was set up to protect villages in Dansadau Emirate of Maru Local Govern...
COVID-19 Containment Orders: Enugu Police moves Against violators
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COVID-19 Containment Orders: Enugu Police moves Against violators

The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has expressed dismay at the spate of flagrant violation of the restriction orders issued by the federal and state governments as well as the guidelines for the containment of the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) as advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other health establishments. Consequently, the Command, through a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe Ekea, on behalf of the State Commissioner of Police, reminded residents of the State that “except where approved modifications exist, the stipulated restriction/containment orders are still in force”. Reaffirming “its continued commitment to enforce the orders without fear or favour”, th...
Simba TVS joins the Lagos State Government in its efforts to boost security
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Simba TVS joins the Lagos State Government in its efforts to boost security

On Tuesday, 16th of June 2020, Simba TVS Group donated six (6) units of black apache motorcycles to the Lagos State Government to assist the Government’s efforts to curb the crime rate and minimize the impact on communities and the pressures on local security forces. Derived from their Apache racing series of motorcycles, these machines have been adopted by police forces in several countries across the globe. These motorcycles offer effective utility and will no doubt enhance the capacity of the Lagos State security services to combat crime Currently they are being used by police in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Other than aiding security activities, it’s being used for personal transport in Egypt, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Peru, Argentina, Colum...
Rayshard Brooks Shooting: Trump Says Police not being Treated Fairly
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Rayshard Brooks Shooting: Trump Says Police not being Treated Fairly

President Donald Trump has reacted to the shooting at Rayshard Brooks which led to an Atlanta police officer, Garrett Rolfe being charged with felony murder on Wednesday June 17. Though Prosecutors said Brooks posed no threat when he was gunned down and that the white officer kicked him and offered no medical treatment as he laid dying on the ground, Trump insisted that the police has not been treated fairly as no one should "resist a police officer”. Speaking on a Fox interview, the US President also said he heard an explanation from Rolfe’s lawyer that the officer heard a sound like a gunshot and saw a flash in front of him. He said; “I don’t know that I would have necessarily believed that, but I will tell you, that’s a very interesting thing and maybe that’s so. They ar...
COVID-19: Cross River Public Schools to Resume June 16
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COVID-19: Cross River Public Schools to Resume June 16

All public schools in Cross River State are set to resume June 16 as the State government plans a special protective measures for children and others. With Cross River state being the only state without the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria since its outbreak, the State government has announced the mass production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for trial resumption of public schools The State governor, Senator Ben Ayade made this known in an statement he made available to the media in Calabar on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita as the governmor unveiled the PPE made at the state owned garment factory. According to Gov Ayade, the mass production of the protective gears, which include face shields and PPE overalls will...
Troops Neutralize Bandits in Katsina, Kaduna
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Troops Neutralize Bandits in Katsina, Kaduna

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Troops of Operation WHIRL PUNCH have neutralized two armed bandits while many others fled with gunshot wounds at the border between Katsina and Kaduna states. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General, John Eneche. The statement noted that the bandits met their waterloo during blocking operations conducted by troops of Operation Whirl Punch under Operation ACCORD against interstate movement of bandits and cattle rustlers. <img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-wid...
Fred airs Pogba Transfer Hope as ‘Great Player’ Continues to be Linked With Man Utd Exit
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Fred airs Pogba Transfer Hope as ‘Great Player’ Continues to be Linked With Man Utd Exit

The Brazil international is hoping that the Red Devils can keep a World Cup winner on their books, adding depth to their pool of midfield talent Paul Pogba continues to be linked with a move away from Manchester United, but Red Devils team-mate Fred is hoping that a “great player” can be kept at Old Trafford. A return to Juventus or big-money move to long-standing suitors Real Madrid has been mooted for the World Cup winner. With questions having been asked of his form, fitness and commitment throughout a second spell in England, Pogba’s future has never been far from the headlines.
Rwanda’s Most-wanted Genocide Suspect, Felicien Kabuga, 84, arrested in France after 25-years
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Rwanda’s Most-wanted Genocide Suspect, Felicien Kabuga, 84, arrested in France after 25-years

Rwanda's most-wanted genocide suspect has been arrested in France. Felicien Kabuga, 84, who was living under a false identity in a flat in Asnieres-Sur-Seine, near Paris, had been pursued by international justice for 25 years, the French Justice Ministry said in a statement on Saturday morning. French gendarmes arrested him at 0530 GMT on Saturday, the ministry said. The United States had placed a $5 million bounty on his head over crimes allegedly committed during the 1994 genocide. The businessman is accused of funding the militias that massacred some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus over a span of 100 days in 1994. His son-in-law was arrested in Germany in 2007. Serge Brammertz, chief prosecutor of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, w...
President Buhari Makes Fresh Commitment On Insecurity
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President Buhari Makes Fresh Commitment On Insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured he would spare no cost to guarantee the security of lives and property of Nigerians. The president spoke Thursday at a meeting with security and service chiefs in Abuja. National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President, Major-General Babagana Monguno (rtd), said the president made the pledge during a closed door meeting with members of the National Security Council at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Monguno, who spoke to State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting, said the president also promised to use every resources available at his disposal to reduce the spate of violence and insecurity in the country. “Arising from this meeting, I will like to assure all Nigerians that Mr. President is fully on boa...
EFCC Investigates Arrest of the Owner of Shawarma Store Over N1,600 Transaction
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EFCC Investigates Arrest of the Owner of Shawarma Store Over N1,600 Transaction

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has responded after the owner of a Shawarma store was arrested by their staff  and detained in a cockroach-infested cell over a misunderstanding. Ato Mnena Anita was arrested alongside her workers on May 6 and her eatery, in Makurdi, Benue state, was shut down. She was then charged with "attempted fraud" after being detained. According to Ato, her arrest was effected by a female staff of EFCC over 1,600 Naira. The female customer had bought goods worth #1,500 but paid #1,600 into the business' account. As they were expecting #1,500 from her, they had no idea that the #1,600 was from her and they called her to demand payment. When they noticed that the #1,600 was from her, they apologized but she allegedly promised to make them pay. ...
Cost of funds to decline as N330bn boost interbank liquidity
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Cost of funds to decline as N330bn boost interbank liquidity

Cost of funds in the interbank money market is expected to fall this week in response to inflow of N330 billion from maturing treasury bills (TBs). Cost of funds rose sharply last week following outflow of funds for retail foreign exchange auction and N100 billion commitment to the secondary market (Open Market Operation, OMO) TBs conducted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the previous week. The outflow which exceeded inflow of N18.5 billion from matured OMO TBs prompted average short term interest rate to spike by 578 basis points (bpts). Data from FMDQ showed that interest rate on Collateralised (Open Buy Back, OBB) lending rose by 517 bpts to 7.42 percent on Friday from 2.25 percent the previous week. Similarly, interest rate on Overnight lending rose by 558 bpts to 8.33...
COVID-19: Bundesliga to Become Europe’s First Major League to Resume
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COVID-19: Bundesliga to Become Europe’s First Major League to Resume

The Bundesliga is set to become Europe’s first major football league to resume fixtures during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, a restart was confirmed for later this month. Germany’s government and its federal states have given the green light to start again. However, the date is due to be decided, when the German Football League (DFL) meets for an Ordinary Assembly on Thursday. May 15 has been pencilled down as the earliest possible return date, with a May 22 start also considered. There are nine round of games left, with a commitment to finish the season by June 30 and Bayern Munich lead the Bundesliga by four points. “Today’s decision is good news for the Bundesliga and the Bundesliga 2. “It is associated with a great responsibility for the clubs and their ...
Gazzaniga confident of Kane’s commitment to Spurs
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Gazzaniga confident of Kane’s commitment to Spurs

Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga is confident of Harry Kane's commitment. European giants including Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United are all reportedly lining up to sign the Tottenham talisman, but his Spurs team-mate insists the star striker is vital to the club. "I don't know the situation of Harry, at the moment he is here," he told ESPN. "We are happy with him, of course. He's a player who always gives us goals and points. "He is always very important for us. We are only thinking of him as a Tottenham player. We're not thinking of him being at another team.
Abia Discharges one Coronavirus Patient
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Abia Discharges one Coronavirus Patient

One Coronavirus patient has been discharged from the Isolation center in Abia state after recovering from the disease. The male patient was discharged after testing negative twice in tests carried out after treatment. In a press statement signed by Dr. Azubuike K. Onyebuchi who is the medical director of Federal Medical Center, Umuahia (where the Coronavirus patients are being treated) and made available to LIB by Sunny Emmanuel Irokansi, a Customer Care Officer of the facility, it was gathered that efforts are being made in collaboration with NCDC and the State government to test all the high risks contacts of the index cases. The statement reads in full; As you are aware on the 20th of April, 2020 we reported two confirmed cases of COVID 19 in the state both of which were...
Niger State APC Chairman Dies in Kaduna
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Niger State APC Chairman Dies in Kaduna

Mallam Sheriff Othman Bin Adam, the Zone C Zonal Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state, has died. The zonal chairman died in Kaduna after a brief illness. He is survived by two wives, children and aged parents. In his condolence message, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello expressed shock, over the death of Bin Adam. Governor Bello said he was saddened by Bin Adam's death, describing him as a young and energetic man with total commitment and dedication to serving humanity. The deceased hails from Sahon Rami, Mashegu local government area of Niger State.  He was APC Youth Leader from 2014-2018 and became APC state zonal chairman in 2018. He has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
Donations to Combat Coronavirus in Nigeria Hits N25.8bn
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Donations to Combat Coronavirus in Nigeria Hits N25.8bn

The donations to combat Coronavirus in Nigeria has risen to N25.8bn as confirmed in a statement released by Isaac Okoroafor, the Director of Corporate Communications at the Central Bank of Nigeria. In the statement released on Friday, Mr. Okoroafor said the coalition "conveys its gratitude to all the institutions and individuals that have generously donated to this fund" Okorafor urged others to "consider contributing to this national solidarity to provide not only medical equipment and materials but also to render urgently needed palliatives to the poor and vulnerable segments of our society." “We urge others to consider contributing to this national solidarity to provide not only medical equipment and materials but also to render urgently needed palliatives to the poor and vuln...
Relationship Will Get Boring After You Have Been Together For Years: Nadia Buhari
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Relationship Will Get Boring After You Have Been Together For Years: Nadia Buhari

Popular actress, Nadia Buhari says all relationship will get boring after been together for a long time. The screen diva added that love is not just a feeling but an everyday commitment to love everyday, physically and emotionally. However, she said people call it quit when the can no longer find sparks in the relationship She further stated that for a relationship to maintain its spark, it requires commitment from both parties She concluded by saying relationship world is real and quite different from Hollywood. She wrote:
WHC Awards Tonto Dikeh For Commitment And Love For Humanity
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WHC Awards Tonto Dikeh For Commitment And Love For Humanity

The World Human Commission (WHC) has award Nollywood actress and philanthropist Tonto Dikeh for her commitments and love for humanity by using her Foundation. The Nollywood actress took to her Instagram page to announce the recent awards she has received from the organization. The World Humanity Commission award the actress for demonstrating commitment to promote safety against the COVID-19. The certificate also indicated that Tonto was awarded for pledging to include best practices on the prevent of the Coronavirus disease as directed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The actress formed her foundation fourteen years ago and has pledge to help the needy and the vulnerable. Tonto Dikeh together with her team in her foundation have been able to put smiles on the faces o...
$6.9bn Loan: Stop Looting With COVID-19, PDP Tells FG Officials
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$6.9bn Loan: Stop Looting With COVID-19, PDP Tells FG Officials

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has accused federal government officials of using the coronavirus pandemic as an avenue to loot and profiteer themselves. According to a statement released on the official Twitter handle of the party, the National Assembly was then called upon to protect Nigerians. “$6.9bn Loan: Stop Profiteering, Looting With COVID-19, PDP Tells FG Officials…Urges NASS to Protect Nigerians “The @OfficialPDPNig has cautioned officials of the @OfficialAPCNg-led Federal Government to stop using the deadly. “COVID-19 pandemic as gateway for corrupt profiteering and looting of our national treasury. The party lamented that the financial opacity amidst allegations of diversion of billions of naira meant for palliatives to vulnerable citizens is already frustratin...
“It’s The Pressure We Put On Ourselves That Push Us To Greatness” – Fireboy DML
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“It’s The Pressure We Put On Ourselves That Push Us To Greatness” – Fireboy DML

Nigerian music wonder, Fireboy DML has revealed how his great accomplishments have been propelled by sheer hardwork, commitment and persistence. The singer has been topping several charts since his debut album dropped in December 2019. He has also been dropping several hits which saw him and the label to which he is signed, YBNL sign a major deal US-based distribution company, Empire. According to Fireboy, for people like him, the pressure they put on themselves is what pushed them to the great heights which are currently on. Making the statement via his official Twitter account, the Part Scatter singer wrote; “for some of us, it’s the pressure we put on ourselves that push us to greatness.” See his post: for some of us, it’s the pressure we put on ourselves that push...
COVID-19 Lockdown: NSCDC Commends Cross River Residents For Obeying Govt’s Directives
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COVID-19 Lockdown: NSCDC Commends Cross River Residents For Obeying Govt’s Directives

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commended residents of Cross River State for complying with the stay-at-home order of the government. This comes amid efforts made by the Governor Ben Ayade’s administration to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Speaking to Channels Television on Sunday during a patrol in Calabar to monitor the level of compliance, NSCDC Commandant who doubles as a member of the State Task Force Committee on COVID-19, Elisha Danjuma, was satisfied with the situation. “I came out today to go around and see the level of compliance with the directive of His Excellency Professor Ben Ayade and we have gone around markets, mosques churches and we have seen the level of compliance and here. “I am in this beat because of the b...
Roksie Wins Ultimate Love Reality Show
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Roksie Wins Ultimate Love Reality Show

Roksie the duo of Rosie and Kachi have won the Ultimate Love Reality Television game show. The couple emerged winner of the first season of the show after polling the highest number of votes. They were announced the winner on Sunday during the grand finale of the game show. Iykeresa (Iyke and Theresa) and Bolar (Bolanle and Arnold) were the runner-up love guests of the show. Rokise after exiting the house told the hosts – Dakore and Oluwaseun that they will be taking the relationship further and a wedding might be around the corner. “I love blue, I’m Chelsea fan,” Rosie said when she was asked what might likely be the colour of their Aso-ebi for their wedding. Kachi during the grand finale also tied a flower round Rosie’s hand, as a commitment of his love to Rosie. Ros...

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