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The Anglo-Nigerian made a key contribution for the Eagles against Paul Heckingbottom’s men at Bramall Lane Eberechi Eze scored and provided an assist as Crystal Palace secured a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United in Saturday’s Premier League game. The midfielder was handed a starting role in the encounter and helped Roy Hodgson’s men end their four-game winless run. Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha, Senegal defender Cheikhou Kouyate and Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp also started the game for Palace.
Ukraine May Seek Nuclear Weapons if NATO Rejects its Membership Application and Abandons them to Russia
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Ukraine May Seek Nuclear Weapons if NATO Rejects its Membership Application and Abandons them to Russia

A Ukrainian diplomat has warned that his country may be forced to acquire nuclear weapons to safeguard the country if NATO does not accede to its membership demand amid spiralling tensions with neighbouring Russia. Andriy Melnyk, Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, suggested to national public radio network Deutschlandfunk that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s administration is weighing all possible options as fears mount over an imminent invasion by Russia. The remark also comes as the US pulled back two of its war ships that were on route the black sea after getting warnings from Russia. “Either we are part of an alliance like NATO and also make our contribution to strengthen this Europe, or we have only one option; to rearm ourselves,” Germany’s DPA news agency q...
Are Real Madrid next? Top-class Jota fires Liverpool past Arsenal to boost Champions League hopes
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Are Real Madrid next? Top-class Jota fires Liverpool past Arsenal to boost Champions League hopes

The Portuguese came off the bench to score twice in a crucial 3-0 victory at the Emirates that moved the Reds up to fifth in the Premier League table Talk about an instant impact. Talk about a big contribution in a big game. Talk about a top-class signing. Talk about Diogo Jota. The Portugal star is becoming the go-to man for Liverpool, and he delivered again at the Emirates on Saturday, scoring twice off the substitutes’ bench to hand the Reds a vital 3-0 win over a subdued, overmatched Arsenal. That’s a dozen goals now in a Liverpool shirt for Jota, who has looked a million dollars since his summer switch from Wolves. As buys go, there have been few better in the Premier League this season. It was 0-0 when he arrived into this game, replacing Andy Robertson just after the ...
Nigeria’s Democracy not complete without Tinubu – Sanwo-Olu
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Nigeria’s Democracy not complete without Tinubu – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has lauded the contributions of Bola Tinubu to the development of Nigeria, saying the country’s democracy cannot be complete without him. Sanwo-Olu made this known on Sunday via a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, while felicitating with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his 69th birthday. While describing Tinubu as a visionary leader and a rare mentor with exceptional abilities in various areas of human endeavours, he said the APC leader is a political pathfinder, nationalist and detribalised Nigerian, who has contributed in no small measure to the socio-political and economic growth of the state and Nigeria as a whole. “The story of...
Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead
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Peter Lorimer, Leeds United’s all-time Record Goalscorer is Dead

Peter Lorimer, English Premier League side, Leeds United’s all-time record goalscorer is dead. Lorimer died at the aged of 74 after a long illness. During his playing days, Lorimer scored 238 goals in 705 appearances during his 23-year stint at Leeds. Lorimer, a former Scotland international, helped Leeds win two league titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup. He scored in the European Cup final between Leeds United and Bayern Munich in 1975 but his goal was controversially ruled out as Leeds went on to lose the game 2-0. “It is with great sadness, Leeds United has learned of the passing of club legend Peter Lorimer this morning at the age of 74 following a long-term illness,’ read a statement from Leeds. “Peter’s contribution to Leeds United will never be forgotten and...
I Can Play as Goalkeeper for Guardiola – Ilkay Gundogan
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I Can Play as Goalkeeper for Guardiola – Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan has declared that he would be happy to play as a goalkeeper or a fullback if manager, Pep Guardiola so desires. Gundogan has been playing in a more advanced role for Manchester City this season from where he has been scoring goals. Manchester City secured a 4-0 victory on aggregate against Borussia Monchengladbach to cruise into the last-eight with Kevin De Bruyne and Gundogan on the scoresheet on Tuesday. City now join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Porto in the quarter-finals line-up. Gundogan’s goal was his 15th for Manchester City this season in all competitions and after the match, Guardiola was left ‘delighted’ with the Germany international’s latest contribution. The midfielder said tha...
Guardiola Names most Intelligent, Wisest Player he has Seen
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Guardiola Names most Intelligent, Wisest Player he has Seen

  Pep Guardiola has singled out one player among his star-studded side for praise after their 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. The Spaniard hailed Ilkay Gundogan as one of the ‘most intelligent’ players he’s ever worked with in his career. Manchester City secured a 4-0 victory on aggregate against the German side to cruise into the last-eight with Kevin De Bruyne and Gundogan on the score sheet. City now join Real Madrid, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Porto in the quarter-finals line-up. It was Gundogan’s 15th goal for Manchester City this season in all competitions and Guardiola was left ‘delighted’ with the Germany international’s latest contribution. “He’s always had a sense of goa...
Infantino Reacts as Pinnick Wins FIFA Council Seat
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Infantino Reacts as Pinnick Wins FIFA Council Seat

  FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, has expressed his optimism that the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, will make a meaningful contribution to the development of football after his election as a member of the FIFA Council. Pinnick won the highly-coveted seat, defeating Malawian FA president, Walter Nyamilandu during the 43rd CAF General Assembly in Rabat. The 50-year-old becomes the third Nigerian to achieve the feat after Oyo Orok Oyo and Amos Adamu. Pinnick will be representing Africa in the highest decision-making organisation of the world football governing body, along with Egypt’s Hany Abou Rida, Morocco’s Fouzi Lekjaa, Mali’s Mamoutou Toure, Benin’s Mathurin De Chacus and Sierra Leone’s Aisha Johansen. “I would like herewith ...
Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Gives Update on Cavani’s Future
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Man Utd vs AC Milan: Solskjaer Gives Update on Cavani’s Future

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said “a decision hasn’t been made” over Edinson Cavani’s future. This follows reports that the Uruguay striker has decided to leave Old Trafford. Cavani arrived last summer at Old Trafford on a free transfer and has scored six goals in nine Premier League matches. However, reports claim he will turn down the chance to extend his stay in Manchester for another season. His father also added fuel to the fire by claiming Cavani “doesn’t feel comfortable” in England and wants to return to South America. Solskjaer is adamant that no concrete plans have been made yet. “Well Edinson is fully focused on being available for us and working really hard to get fit,” Solskjaer said before Manchester United’s Europa League clash w...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are Already Proving They Can Live a Life of Public Service Even Though They are no Longer Working Royals
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are Already Proving They Can Live a Life of Public Service Even Though They are no Longer Working Royals

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are proving that they can still live a life of public service even though they are no longer working royals. When the Queen announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would not be returning to their royal roles, the couple surprised everyone with their icy comeback, refuting the Queen’s claims that it is “not possible” for Meghan and Prince Harry “to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.” The couple responded in their own statement that they remain committed to giving back. Their new partnership with World Central Kitchen shows they’re not letting their tension with the royal family interfere with their dedication to public service. World Central Kitchen shared on their Instagram that they have te...
CACOVID Disowns BUA’s Contribution Of 1 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine
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CACOVID Disowns BUA’s Contribution Of 1 Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

The private sector-led coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has disowned the statement by the BUA group, stating that the company plans to purchase one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for Nigeria. In a statement issued earlier on Monday, the BUA group had announced that it would purchase one million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, through the AfreximBank vaccine programme in partnership with Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID). However, in a statement, CACOVID denied BUA’s contribution to securing the doses, stating that purchase of the vaccine cannot be done by individuals or companies, but only through the federal government.
Former Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Jumoke Anifowose Suspended by APC
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Former Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Jumoke Anifowose Suspended by APC

Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, a former governorship candidate in Ondo state has been suspended by the state's chapter of the All Progressives Congress. Spokesperson of the party in the State, Alex Kalejaiye said Anifowose's suspension was contained in a letter signed by 25 out of the 29 officers of the party at a meeting in Igboroko unit 1, Ward2, Owo Local Government Area of the state. She was accused anti-party activities, not making any contribution to the development of the party and not been attending party meetings in the last four years.
Teacher Fakes her Own Kidnap in Kwara to Extort N250, 000 From her Father
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Teacher Fakes her Own Kidnap in Kwara to Extort N250, 000 From her Father

The police in Kwara state have arrested a 24-year-old teacher, Medinat Ibrahim,  for allegedly faking her own kidnap just to extort N250, 000 from her father. Medinat, who was paraded alongside two other suspects identified as Amudalat Wahab (30) and Hammed Lekan (28) said she committed the crime to raise money to settle a debt which accrued from the monthly contribution at the private school where she serves as a teacher. She alleged she was maltreated by her stepmother who also caused friction between her and her father, adding that she decided to fake her own kidnap to get money to offset debts she incurred during COVID-19 lockdown.   I teach in a private school where I was paid N15,000. We organised monthly contribution which I collected and invested in a business, b...
Ubi Franklin Apologies for Posting Fake Sex Video of Nengi and Ozo
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Ubi Franklin Apologies for Posting Fake Sex Video of Nengi and Ozo

Following the backlash by fans on social media, the talent manager turned blogger has apologized to Ozo and Nengi’s family for his contribution to tarnish their children’s images after the handlers of the housemates’s social media page called him out. Ubi released a statement on Tweeter as he apologised. He wrote: I saw that video flying around, and I thought it was true so I reposted.                 I have now found out it was doctored and I am really sad that someone could think of putting up a video like that to deceive the public.  I sincerely apologize for posting the said video.I have from day one supported many if not all the housemates in the current Big Brother Naija Lockdown house and the evidence is there for al...
Ufoma McDermott Thanks her Husband for his Contribution in their Children’s Life as She Celebrates him on his Birthday
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Ufoma McDermott Thanks her Husband for his Contribution in their Children’s Life as She Celebrates him on his Birthday

Actress Ufoma McDermott took to Instagram to praise her husband on his birthday. Ufoma shared photos of Steven McDermott bonding with their kids and she thanked him for his contribution to their lives. She wrote: "#HappyBirthday to my dear husband. The past few months have made me appreciate you even more. Teacher daddy Not sure I could have coped well with running 2 online schools but for you. Thanks for making yourself available to be disturbed by the kids and I, and playing good cop when I’m determined to punish the kids. May your heart desires be granted, may you enjoy many more years in good health and wealth. May joy and happiness never leave our home. May grace always embrace you my love. Happy birthday."
Super Eagles coach Rohr needs support to succeed – Utaka
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Super Eagles coach Rohr needs support to succeed – Utaka

The 38-year-old feels the German tactician can surpass the performances of previous Super Eagles managers Former Nigeria international John Utaka believes Gernot Rohr needs support to succeed as coach of the Super Eagles. The German tactician was appointed as manager of the West Africans in 2016 and has made a meaningful contribution to the side since his arrival. Rohr is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as his current deal with the governing body is set to expire next month.
CNN Recognizes Davido For His Philanthropic Contribution Towards Fight Against Coronavirus (Video)
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CNN Recognizes Davido For His Philanthropic Contribution Towards Fight Against Coronavirus (Video)

Davido is making an impact across the world with his music and he is getting recognition for his good works. On Saturday, the singer was featured on international news network CNN for his latest song “D & G” which he sang in support of the Coronavirus research. Davido announced that all the proceeds from his new video, “D & G” will be donated to fashion house Dolce & Gabbana to provide funds for research to combat Coronavirus. He explained why he was giving this huge donation during an interview with entertainment reporter, Chloe Melas. The entertainment reporter asked him why he’s donating the proceeds of his new music video to coronavirus research and also what it was like when his fiancé tested positive for the virus. Watch the video below:-
Akinjide was a brilliant advocate, one of the finest of legal profession – NBA
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Akinjide was a brilliant advocate, one of the finest of legal profession – NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Tuesday, mourned the death of its former President, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, describing him as an a brilliant advocate and an icon of the legal profession. The legal body, in a statement that was signed by its National Assistant Publicity Secretary, Akorede Lawal, noted that the late Chief Akinjide was steeped in the ethics of the Bar and made immense contributions when he served as President of the Association between 1970 to 1973. “It is with grave regret that the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN received the news of the passing of Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN – an icon of the legal profession and a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association. “Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN passed away in the early hours of to...
Saka Equals Fabregas’ 13-year Arsenal Record After Assist Against Everton
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Saka Equals Fabregas’ 13-year Arsenal Record After Assist Against Everton

Bukayo Saka’s assist during Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Everton saw the teenager equal a club record held by former player Cesc Fabregas that has stood for 13-years. Coming on as a first half substitute for the injured Sead Kolasinac, Saka took less than 10 minutes to make a mark on the match. The Arsenal academy graduate whipped in a perfect cross, which was diverted into the net by Eddie Nketiah to make it 1-1. With his match changing contribution, Saka equalled a club record which hasn’t been achieved by another player since 2006/07. Fabregas was the last teenager to reach double figures for assists in a single season with Arsenal, and Saka has now achieved the same feat, moving onto 10 in all competitions. Speaking after the game, Mikel Arteta praised Saka’s cross for N...
Will Smith and Martins Lawrence Named Honorary Police Officers by Miami City Police Force
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Will Smith and Martins Lawrence Named Honorary Police Officers by Miami City Police Force

Hollywood actors, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, ahead of the release of the new 'Bad Boys for Life' movie, were on Sunday honored by the Miami City Police Force for their outstanding contribution to the growth of the entertainment industry in Miami. Smith has lived and worked in Miami for almost half a century, and the Bad Boys movie Franchise has always been shot in Miami, hence the Miami city police force thought it wise to celebrate and honor Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and handed them 'keys to the city' plaque and Miami police force badges while also granting them honorary police officer titles, roles they both played in the Bad Boys film. Smith took to Instagram to celebrate the achievement . He posted; “Been rockin’ with Miami for over 25 years and today me an...
Manchester City Captain, Vincent Kompany Confirms leaving club
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Manchester City Captain, Vincent Kompany Confirms leaving club

Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany, has confirmed he will leave the club this summer, having secured an historic domestic treble. Kompany, 33, is City’s longest-serving player, having joined in August 2008, but his contract runs out at the end of the season. He has been blighted with injury problems in recent years but started five of City’s last six Premier League matches to help them win the title, including scoring a stunning winner against Leicester in the penultimate game. In a post on his verified Facebook page, Kompany wrote: “As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out. I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a...
‘Ngige Not Fit To Be Minister’ – NLC
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‘Ngige Not Fit To Be Minister’ – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged workers in the nation’s airports and those in the 163 countries that are members of the International Trade Union Confederation to embarrass the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and members of his family. Speaking with journalists, the national president of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said Ngige’s use of thugs against harmless protesters shows he against the union. Wanna said: ”He is not fit to be a minister. He has no reason to be called the minister of labor. He is a lord of his own and therefore instead of protecting us, he is against us. “Therefore we have nothing to do with him under the circumstance. “NLC has sent messages to all workers in the 163 countries who are members of the ITUC to embarrass the minister and members o...
Tiger Woods to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom when he Visits President Trump next Week
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Tiger Woods to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom when he Visits President Trump next Week

American Golf champion, Tiger Woods, who won his fifth Masters last month is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom when he visits President Donald Trump at the White House next week. According to CNN, Tiger Woods will visit the White House next week, where he will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Trump. But the ceremony's exact date next week is unknown. After Woods won the fifth Masters title, Trump said in a tweet that he had congratulated the golfer and would also be presenting Woods with the presidential medal of freedom. "Spoke to @TigerWoods to congratulate him on the great victory he had in yesterday's @TheMasters, & to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I...
Man Released from Prison Returns Home Only  to Find Wife with Another Man
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Man Released from Prison Returns Home Only to Find Wife with Another Man

Amoh Mensah, an ex-convict released from the Nsawam Prison in Ghana, got the shock of his life when he realized that his wife had dumped him for another man. According to the Executive Director of Crime Check Foundation, Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, Amo Mensah spent the first night of his release on the streets after discovering that his wife of many years couldn’t wait for him. Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng shared the story of Mensah on his Facebook page: “Most ex-convicts re-offend and go back to Prison because of stigma and lack of job opportunities. That’s why Crime Check Foundation in collaboration with Christian Atsu has come up with the CCF Reintegration Project which seeks to support ex-convicts with means of livelihood. Amo Mensah is one of the beneficiaries. After coming out of ...
What Ambode Said After Receiving UEFA Champions League Trophy
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What Ambode Said After Receiving UEFA Champions League Trophy

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday received the UEFA Champions League Trophy at the Government House at Alausa, Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the trophy was presented by the championship Ambassador and former captain of Barcelona FC of Spain, Carles Puyo. Puyol, a three-time Champions League winner, is in Nigeria on a three-day visit to lead the UEFA Champions League Tour to bring the tournament closer to the fans. Ambode, who was represented by the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, also received Nigerian football legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, who was part of the delegation. The trophy tour was organised by the Nigerian Breweries Plc. Ambode laud...
Governor El-Rufai Gives Political Appointees April 30th Ultimatum to Resign
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Governor El-Rufai Gives Political Appointees April 30th Ultimatum to Resign

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has given political appointees till April 30, 2019, to resign from office. A statement issued by the spokesman for the governor, Samuel Aruwan, says this to enable the governor to commence the selection of his new cabinet team for his second term in the office which commences on May 29. According to the directive, each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a handover note, signed by the political appointee on behalf of the MDA or office to which he or she had been appointed, and should be addressed to the Principal Private Secretary to the governor. Those affected by the directive include Commissioners in the State Executive Council, All Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers, Director...
Ronaldo Back In Portugal Squad
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Ronaldo Back In Portugal Squad

Cristiano Ronaldo was named in defending European champions Portugal’s squad on Friday nine months after his last international appearance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. With Euro 2020 qualifiers against Ukraine and Serbia coming up, coach Fernando Santos has recalled Ronaldo, who has 85 goals in 154 international appearances according to AFP. He was rested for the last six Portugal games while he settled at new club Juventus, where the 34-year-old has silenced sceptics with a steady stream of goals and a hat-trick in Juve’s 3-2 aggregate Champions League last-16 win over Atletico Madrid. “After the World Cup I needed a break to settle in at Juventus,” he said after the Atletico win. “In the coming matches I hope to bring my contribution to the national side. I also miss th...
Expect better performance in real estate sector in 2019 — Experts
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Expect better performance in real estate sector in 2019 — Experts

Going by the improvement in the nation’s microenvironment and the positive projections for 2019, the real estate sector is expected to ride on the back of these and other strides it ought to make, and put in a better performance in the year 2019. Though the sector had been generally sluggish in 2018 because of the lull in the nation’s economy, real estate experts are of the opinion that the sector will experience better performance this year because of signs of improvement in the economy and the expected political and economic stability in the country after the general elections in Nigeria in February. They say because more stable investment is real estate, politicians and those with money looking for viable business ventures to invest in, will channel their money into real estate se...
Video of Baba Suwe Crying Out For Help
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Video of Baba Suwe Crying Out For Help

A video of Nollywood veteran actor Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe crying out for help, has surfaced on the internet. The veteran actor is in urgent need of medical attention and currently seeking financial assistance to enable him travel out for treatment. Although it was reported that some of his colleagues have come to his aid and already putting resources together to help him get treatment for his ailment. One of the actors that visited him, Jigan Babaoja shared an update on his social media as well as a photo of himself giving Baba Suwe some money. He wrote: He needs medical attention in the USA ! After my discussion with him he needs to renew his passport and want to go to the USA where he normally receive his treatment ! We are at JBO foundation...
FG Unveils Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative
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FG Unveils Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative

                                                               zainab The federal government has unveiled a Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative (SRGI) for sustainable revenue generation in various sectors of the economy, part of which is to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from the current 5 per cent. Speaking in Abuja while launching the SRGI, Wednesday, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said the implementation of the initiative would significantly boost the federal government revenue outlook in the months and years ahead. She said: “Nigeria’s low revenue generation capabilities have been an enduring challenge to past and present governments. Although we are celebrated as the country in Africa with the largest economy, translating this wealth into revenues remains a cha...
Bala-Usman Advocates Improved Security At Nation’s Ports
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Bala-Usman Advocates Improved Security At Nation’s Ports

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman has called on all Ports Facility Security Officers (PFSOs) to double their efforts and remain ever vigilant in order to curb high level of insecurity and threats in Nigeria’s Maritime domain. Bala-Usman, made this call in her goodwill message at the 2018 edition of the annual conference of Ports Facility Security Officers Forum of Nigeria which took place in Calabar, Cross River. The NPA boss further urged the PFSOs to pay special attention to intelligence gathering and sharing of information with other security agencies at the ports, noting that this will further enhance effective performance of their duties. Represented by the General Manager, Security, Iheanacho Ebubeogu, she commended the officers f...
FSI Global Bags University of Ibadan Excellence Award
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FSI Global Bags University of Ibadan Excellence Award

                                             Seyi Omirin Having been a pillar to educational events and gathering over the years, FSI Global Limited demonstrated its priority to education as the key to the future of every young Nigerian, the organisation was recently recognised for this role. At the recently concluded Grandezza Ball of the University of Ibadan FSI bagged an Award of Excellence in recognition of its immense and selfless contribution to Queen Idia Hall. Seyi Omirin, CEO of FSI Global was quite excited about winning and regarded it as a great honour. Seyi had this to say when asked about how he felt about the award, ” First of all, I would like to thank Queen Idea Hall Crew and the University of Ibadan as a whole for selecting our company as ‘One of the Best Top Br...
Fasehun was a Patriotic Nigerian, Says Saraki
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Fasehun was a Patriotic Nigerian, Says Saraki

Bukola Saraki The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday described the late founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun, as a patriotic Nigerian who served his country meritoriously during his lifetime. Saraki in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, said Fasehun was a man who transcended childhood limitation of late enrolment into school, became a medical practitioner of repute and joined in the struggle to enthrone democracy in the country. According to him, Fasehun served the Yoruba nation in particular and the country in general through his cultural renaissance movement – the OPC and political struggle, respectively. Saraki said the late OPC leader was one of the people who deserved to be called the heroes of...
UNN Produces 11,681 Graduates, Post Graduates
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UNN Produces 11,681 Graduates, Post Graduates

NO fewer than 11,681 students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, in Enugu State would be conferred with various degrees during the 48th convocation of the university scheduled to hold on Dec.1. The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba made this known to pressmen at the pre-convocation press briefing in Enugu campus yesterday. Ozumba gave the categories of the graduates to include 9,702 first degree, diploma and certificates graduands. A breakdown of the figure shows that 173 graduands bagged First Class while 3,725 had Second Class,(upper division), and 4,123 had Second Class (lower division). About 1,306 had 3rd class and   76 graduabds had Pass. Others also include   253 Unclassified and 46 Diploma graduates. VC said that the University also produ...
UNICEF Spends N90m in Implementing Its Programmes in Six States
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UNICEF Spends N90m in Implementing Its Programmes in Six States

EXPENDS $90M IN SIX STATES… DECRY LACK OF FUNDING FROM GOMBE The Chief Field Officer, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, Mr. Bhanu Pathak, has commended the six states under its field office for their contribution towards the implementation of its programmes worth $90 million in 2018. Bhanu however said that despite the successes achieved especially in Jigawa State, UNICEF still face some challenges as regards counterpart funding from the Gombe State Government. Other States under the Bauchi Field Office are Bauchi, Plateau, Adamawa and Taraba States. He stated this during the opening ceremony of the 2018 End of Year Review and 2019 Planning Meeting for States supported by the Bauchi Field Office held at Emerald Hotel Gombe Monday. Acco...
Lagos, Family Plan Colourful 50th Asoju Oba Cup
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Lagos, Family Plan Colourful 50th Asoju Oba Cup

The Lagos State Government and the family of the late Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas are planning a big celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the annual Asoju Oba Table Tennis Cup scheduled to hold late this month. According to the Executive Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Kweku Tandoh, there are plans to make the golden jubilee of Nigeria’s longest running sporting event a memorable one. “We are really planning to make the 50th anniversary of the yearly Asoju Oba Cup memorable particularly considering the immense contribution of the late business mogul to Lagos and specifically sports. “Even after his demise in 2015, his family still continues his legacy and this for us deserves accolades and we are hoping that this year will be colourful. Late Chief Okoya-Thomas ...
Liverpool Defender Gomez Delighted for Salah
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Liverpool Defender Gomez Delighted for Salah

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez was delighted for Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian ended his scoreless streak against Huddersfield Town on Saturday. Salah's cool first-half strike ultimately proved the difference at John Smith's Stadium. "It's a massive goal and I'm happy for him," Gomez told the Liverpool Echo. "Mo is bound to put pressure on himself – he strives to get the best out of himself every day. "We all know his quality. It's not just about goals with Mo, even when he's not scoring he's still making a big contribution to the team."
Obaseki Mourns Death Of Ex-CJN, Kutigi
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Obaseki Mourns Death Of Ex-CJN, Kutigi

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has mourned the passing of ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Idris Kutigi, whose death in a London Hospital was announced on Sunday. In a statement, Obaseki described Justice Kutigi, who died at age 78, as a quintessential justice, who served Nigeria meritoriously, contributing his quota to the development of the judiciary and to the Nigerian project in more ways than one. Idris Kutigi According to him, “I commiserate with late Justice Kutigi’s family over the passing of the Justice, whose contribution to Nigeria and his home state, Niger, are as remarkable as they are noble. He embodied the spirit of a true Nigerian, working to advance the rule of law and upholding justice.” Obaseki condoled with Kutigi’s immediate family, pr...
Brazil Edges Argentina in Four-team Friendly
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Brazil Edges Argentina in Four-team Friendly

Miranda headed an injury-time winner as Brazil beat South American rivals Argentina to win a four-team friendly tournament in Saudi Arabia. The defender was left unmarked at the near post to head home from a corner. It was a dramatic finale to what had been a drab contest of few chances at King Abdullah Sports City stadium. Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino all disappointed against an inexperienced Argentina side lacking star names, including Lionel Messi. With Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria also absent, the game will be heartening for temporary boss Lionel Scaloni, despite defeat, after a defensive but disciplined and committed display from his young side. His Brazilian counterpart Tite will have more concerns following a largely uninspiri...
Nigerian Lawyer Wins IBA Human Rights Award
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Nigerian Lawyer Wins IBA Human Rights Award

A legal practitioner to human rights has declared a Nigerian human rights lawyer, Mr. Adeola Austin Oyinlade, winner of the International Bar Association (IBA) award for outstanding contribution for 2018. The prestigious award was presented to him at this year’s IBA conference in Rome, Italy. Oyinlade, the first Nigerian and second in Africa to win the award, emerged winner ahead of other finalists from many countries across the world. Each year, IBA presents the award to an outstanding lawyer in the field of human rights law. The IBA has a membership of over 80,000 lawyers and 195 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents across the globe. Oyinlade has distinguished himself through his courageous stand for human rights and his pro-bono legal services to t...
My Wife Once Blocked Me On WhatsApp Over An Argument –Timi Dakolo
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My Wife Once Blocked Me On WhatsApp Over An Argument –Timi Dakolo

Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo whose relationship with his wife is also known on public facets, has disclosed that there are times he and his wife have heated arguments. Timi Dakolo who revealed the most painful thing his wife has ever done to him in an interview with Saturday Beats, said; “We were having an argument on WhatsApp one day and she blocked me. Immediately, I drove home. When she returned, she said she did not want to drive while she was angry and that she also wanted me to bring my anger home so that we would talk about it. “Human beings fight but whenever we do, it is not ‘sweet’ simply because my wife does not speak Pidgin English. I am from Bayelsa and when people fight (there), they talk in Pidgin English. But when we have misunderstanding and she speaks fluent English, ...
Church Renovates Major Road In Kano
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Church Renovates Major Road In Kano

The Living Faith Church has decided to contribute to the development of Kano State by renovating a busy road.   File Photo As part of its corporate social responsibility towards community development, Living Faith Church has renovated one kilometre link road in No Man’s Land, Sabon-Gari area of Kano metropolis. Speaking at the commissioning, the resident and state Pastor of the Church, Pastor Agi Emmanuel said the project was a testimony of the contributions of the Christian community to the development of the state. Pastor Agi said apart from the rehabilitation of the road, the church had embarked on various programmes in the areas of education, health and other fields of human endeavours. “Living Faith Church Kano and its members will continue to advocate for and supp...
Jim Iyke Disgraced By Owners Of Taxi Company After He Claimed To Be The CEO
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Jim Iyke Disgraced By Owners Of Taxi Company After He Claimed To Be The CEO

Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke is in the news again for the wrong reason after being called an impostor by owners of Mr Taxi App. Jim Iyke Owners of Mr Taxi App, an internet enabled transport scheme, have disowned a popular Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, dismissing his claim of ownership of the company, according to a report by ThisDay. In a press statement, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Austin Nnaemeka disowned the actor in a news conference to mark the inauguration of the company in Awka, Anambra State on Friday night. At the conference, Nnaemeka described the controversial actor as an impostor, noted that he had no contribution whatsoever in the setting up of the company. Contrary to the claims of ownership of the company by the Nollywood star, Nnaemeka said Iyke wa...
Ministry Of Education Denies Plan To Hike Universities Tuition Fees To N350k
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Ministry Of Education Denies Plan To Hike Universities Tuition Fees To N350k

The Federal Ministry of Education has debunked claims on social media that the Federal Government had approved the hike in tuition fees of Nigerian universities to N350,000. The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, recently alleged that the Federal government was proposing a hike in tuition fees in Federal universities to the tune of N350k a session. Speaking at a symposium in Abuja today, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, said the Federal Government was not planning to increase the tuition fees “The Federal Government did not and has no intention of introducing new tuition fees in our public universities not to mention the figure to N350, 000. What is true is that the present administration is committed to guarantee quality of education. ...
INYC Hails Pinnick’s Re-Election As NFF President
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INYC Hails Pinnick’s Re-Election As NFF President

The Itsekiri National Youth Council (INYC) has congratulated Mr. Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), noting that Pinnick’s re-election is a confirmation of his giant strides in revolutionising the Nigerian football administration. Pinnick INYC, in a congratulatory message signed by its president and secretary, Comrade Oritseweyinmi Agbateyiniro and Comrade Appearance Afejuku, said: ‘’We are not surprised over Pinnick’s victory in the election given his dedication and contribution to the growth of football in Nigeria and Africa. Ballon d’Or announces women’s and under-21 awards “Pinnick’s landslide victory at the poll no doubt is a reflection of the level of his acceptance by all critical stakeholders and lovers of the...
Adolescent Females Majority Of People Living With HIV – WHO
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Adolescent Females Majority Of People Living With HIV – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says women, especially adolescents between 15 and 24 years, represent the majority of people living with HIV globally. AIDS SYMBOL According to a report on ‘Women and Health’ released on its website on Tuesday, the organisation said that globally, adolescent girls and young women account for two out of three new HIV infections. The report said that an estimated 18 per cent of girls are sexually abused at some point in their childhood as against eight per cent for boys. It said that adolescent girls experienced a greater risk of sexual abuse and face harmful practices such as child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The report said that majority of girls who became sexually active during their adolescent years were often coerced or...

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