Thursday, May 13

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”My Soul mate, My Support Structure”- OAP, Daddy Freeze’s wife Celebrates him as he turns 45
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”My Soul mate, My Support Structure”- OAP, Daddy Freeze’s wife Celebrates him as he turns 45

Award-winning OAP, Daddy Freeze, turns 45 today May 6. His wife Benedicta took to her Instagram handle to express her love for him. Describing him as her soul mate and support structure, she wrote ''Happy 45th birthday to My ‘Rebel with a cause’ @daddyfreeze My soul mate My support structure. I loved you with your full hair line and loving you even more, with your receding hair line. Lol! We have indeed come a long way. Our journey together, has been one of great love, resilience and sheer determination to keep choosing each other, over and over again. I am thankful to Yahweh for meeting you that faithful day. May the protecting arm of Almighty Yahweh rest upon you today and forever. Love you with all my heart. Benedicta.''
This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere
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This Country won’t Stay together Under this Present Constitution, Buhari’s Actions Encourage Secessionists – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has said the ''failure'' of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the country is fuelling agitations of secession by groups within the country. Afenifere leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, 93, alleged Buhari's stubbornness to implement federalism will only make secession inevitable while also saying Buhari was hiding in the 'Fulanization' of Nigeria The Yoruba chieftain also said the 2023 election will not happen in Nigeria if the current state of insecurity is not handled while claiming the country's leadership has no clue on how to handle the security crisis in the country. "The people in charge have no clue to manage the country. And as long as you are not carrying every section of the country along with you, you can’t win any ...
Alex Ferguson Shares Secrets of Signing World-class players for Man United
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Alex Ferguson Shares Secrets of Signing World-class players for Man United

Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson has opened up on how he was able to recruit top-class players for the club According to Ferguson, instinct and determination guided him in selecting the best among players for the Red Devils. Ferguson was United manager for 27 years after spells at East Stirlingshire, St Mirren, Aberdeen and St Johnstone. The Scottish said that part of his success is down to his eye for players who shared his mentality. “I think that it could be divided into maybe a few parts. Some players I had were absolute natural footballers, with natural talent,” he told the United official website. “But there were other players who shared my determination, who maybe weren’t the best players but they made themselves the best players because they had s...
EFCC arrest Nigerian man who defrauded US state of Virginia and collected COVID-19 relief cheque
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EFCC arrest Nigerian man who defrauded US state of Virginia and collected COVID-19 relief cheque

Collins Samuel, a Nigerian man who fraudulently obtained $8,000 COVID-19 benefit from the U.S. State of Virginia has been arrested and remanded in EFCC custody. The suspect who was arraigned before Justice P. Mallong of the Federal High Court in Kaduna, pleaded  ‘not guilty’ to the one count charge that borders on impersonation and obtaining by false pretences. Collins was reportedly arrested in Jos, Plateau State where he fraudulently represented himself as Ashley Cooper, an American citizen affected by COVID–19. It was alleged that he obtained $8,000 in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) from Virginia, United States and reportedly redeemed the $8,000 benefit through bitcoin wallet addresses he got from various cryptocurrency traders. Justice Mallong adjourned the case...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment for Second Time in One Week
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Accused of Sexual Harassment for Second Time in One Week

Seems like the problems facing New York governor, Andrew Cuomo keep piling up as another former aide of his has come forward with allegations of sexual harassment,  just days after his first accuser made her claims public. In a New York Times exclusive, Charlotte Bennett, an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Cuomo administration until she left in November, alleged that Cuomo "asked her questions about her sex life, whether she was monogamous in her relationships and if she had ever had sex with older men." Bennett aged 25, described an incident that took place in June when she was "alone" with the governor aged 63 in his State Capitol office. According to the New York times report, he allegedly asked her if she thought age made a difference in romantic r...
Chelsea vs Man United: Tuchel Gives Confidence to all Players – Edouard Mendy
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Chelsea vs Man United: Tuchel Gives Confidence to all Players – Edouard Mendy

  Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has lauded manager, Thomas Tuchel, for the way he gave ‘confidence’ to the Blues players since his appointment last January. Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea head coach at the end of last month, has guided the Stamford Bridge club to win six of their last eight games. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday, Mendy told Daily Express: “The coach gives confidence to all the players. “We know what he wants, so when we are on the pitch, we have to show why he has chosen us. “It’s very positive for all the players because he gives us a lot of confidence and we need to improve and to play great football when we are on the pitch. “He is very expressive. He shows when he likes som...
Rising Nigerian Music Act, Banjo Out with ‘Feel Your Love’
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Rising Nigerian Music Act, Banjo Out with ‘Feel Your Love’

Banjó is a Nigerian Canadian AfroPop musician, songwriter and record producer. He’s had a love for music since childhood and has always dreamed to share his gift with the world. After a near-death accident 7 years ago – though his passion for music remained – his resilience changed. Now fueled by the determination to make most of life’s second chance he has chosen to pursue his passion vigorously. In December 2020, Banjó released a three-song E.P - "Loverboy Vibez", "Don't Break It" and "Feel Your Love". Here is a viral video of one of the songs ("Feel Your Love"): Watch here: https://youtu.be/Qg6aAXdPjAg 
PDP Demands the Sack of Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi, for Asking Nigerians to Defend Themselves Against Bandits
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PDP Demands the Sack of Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi, for Asking Nigerians to Defend Themselves Against Bandits

< The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, for ''abdicating his statutory duties'' by asking unarmed Nigerians to defend themselves against armed aggression by bandits and terrorists. Speaking at the National Assembly on Wednesday, February 17, Magashi while reacting to the abduction of staff and students of Government Science College in Niger state, said; ''Is it (security issue) the responsibility of the military alone? We shouldn’t be cowards. It is the responsibility of everybody to be alert and ensure safety when necessary. We shouldn’t be cowards. Sometimes bandits come with about three rounds of ammunition and when they fire shots everybody will run. In our younger days, we stand to fight...
Gov Ikpeazu Commends Catholic Community for Supporting his Govt
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Gov Ikpeazu Commends Catholic Community for Supporting his Govt

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has extolled the virtues of the Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese, the Most Rev Professor Augustine Ndubueze Echema, saying the cleric has brought great stability to the diocese. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said this during a Special Church Service to mark the 1st anniversary of the Episcopal consecration and the installation of the Catholic Bishop of Aba Diocese held at Christ The King Cathedral, Aba. The Governor also thanked the Bishop and the entire Catholic community in the state for their prayers and support to his administration. Ikpeazu reiterated the determination of his administration to relentlessly pursue his development agenda for Abia State. The Chief Executive Officer of the State also during the Special Church Service unveile...
Nigerian Sprinter, Blessing Okagbere Receives Recognition From Guiness Book
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Nigerian Sprinter, Blessing Okagbere Receives Recognition From Guiness Book

Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare has been recognised by the Guiness Book of World Records as the only athlete to have attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times. The sprinter shared the good news via her Instagram account on Wednesday. According to her, the recognition is a dream that turned into reality through God’s grace and determination. “A dream made reality through God’s grace and determination. “Look what finally came in the mail. “Thanks to Guinness book of world records, I am indeed honored, proud and grateful,” she said. In 2018, Okagbare, won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympic. She won silver and bronze in the long jump and 200 meter events respectively at the 2013 World Championships held in Moscow, Russia. The 32-year-old also won two g...
Leon Spinks, Former Heavyweight Champ who Beat Muhammad Ali, Dies Aged 67
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Leon Spinks, Former Heavyweight Champ who Beat Muhammad Ali, Dies Aged 67

Former boxer and heavyweight champion, Leon Spinks, best known for defeating Muhammad Ali in 1978, has died at the age 67. Spinks lost his five-year battle with prostate and other cancers on Friday evening, his publicist announced. "At the time of his passing his wife Brenda Glur Spinks was by his side. Due to Covid restrictions, only a few close friends and other family were present," the statement read. "Leon fought his battle with numerous illnesses resiliently, never losing his trademark smile. Showing true Spinks determination, he never threw in the towel." it added Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Spinks represented the United States during the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada, as a light heavyweight and won a gold medal. He then faced Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas, Nev...
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...
Governor Umahi Bans Night Clubs, Drinking Joints and Others
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Governor Umahi Bans Night Clubs, Drinking Joints and Others

Governor David Umahi has placed a ban on drinking joints and night clubs among others to forestall the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Ebonyi state. Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nweze said the Governor issued the ban at the flag-off of the second wave of COVID-19 protocol compliance campaign at the Exco Chambers of the old Government House in Abakaliki on Thursday December 21. Umahi who directed complete enforcement of COVID-19 precautionary measures including not more than two hours of worship on Sundays, also announced plans to begin local production of oxygen in the State to cut the cost of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor appealed to residents of the state to embrace steam inhaling for detoxification and...
Chelsea vs Luton Town: Thiago Silva Speaks Tough Ahead of FA Cup Clash
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Chelsea vs Luton Town: Thiago Silva Speaks Tough Ahead of FA Cup Clash

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has urged his teammates to give their ‘blood and sweat’ ahead of their FA Cup fourth-round tie with Luton Town on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. Silva also urged Chelsea players not to give up on their objectives for this season. The former PSG star wants Frank Lampard’s men to give more effort, determination, courage and dedication in order to win matches for the Blues going forward. The Brazilian international was part of Chelsea’s squad that lost 2-0 against Leicester City in the Premier League on Tuesday night at the King Power Stadium. “Nobody said it would be easy. To win in life, it takes a lot of effort, many hours of dedication, determination and a lot of courage,” Silva wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. “That’s why we are not going to...
Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel
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Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel

Senator Rochas Okorocha’s request for an order to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the state probe panel from investigating him on alleged financial infractions, has been struck out by a federal high court sitting in Abuja. Okorocha had requested for a court order ending or suspending EFCC's investigation against him, including all the petitions submitted to it by the Imo government until the panel on contract set up by the same state government had concluded its probe on his government between 2011 and 2019. While counsel to the former Imo State governor, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) informed the court that the defence counsel asked for an adjournment to respond to processes served on them and also asked the court to stop those involved in the suit from going...
Reps Meet Security Chiefs Behind Closed Doors, Embark on Two Weeks Holiday
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Reps Meet Security Chiefs Behind Closed Doors, Embark on Two Weeks Holiday

The House of Representatives on Thursday, shortly before embarking on a two weeks holiday, met with Security Chiefs behind closed doors to discuss the security situation in the country. At the executive session were the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu, Chief of Defense Staff, Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, Director of State Security Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi and National Security Adviser, Mohammed Monguno. It would be recalled that the green chamber last week, following the adoption of a motion moved by the Chief Whip, Muhammed Monguno resolved to invite the aforementioned heads of security outfits to brief the House on efforts being made to improve the security situation in the country and bring an end to incessant killings, kidnappings and armed banditry. ...
Rape in Nigeria: FG Finally Sets up Gender Based Violence Management Committee
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Rape in Nigeria: FG Finally Sets up Gender Based Violence Management Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari led government has announced the immediate inauguration of a Gender-Based Violence Management Committee. Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, said this in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Thursday. He condemned the prevalent and rising incidence of rape and sexual assault in the country. Malami said incidents of rape cases in the country have increased dramatically in the last few weeks, resulting in the brutal murder of some victims. The statement observed that the development has sparked outrage in Nigeria and abroad. The minister noted the Federal Ministry of Justice has identified with calls for national response against rape and sexual assault in the country. Malami said in fulfillment of the Min...
Sowore Appeals Bail Condition Which Restricts his Movement Only Around Abuja
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Sowore Appeals Bail Condition Which Restricts his Movement Only Around Abuja

#RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore has appealed the bail condition which restricts his movement only around Abuja. Recall that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had imposed a N100m bail bond on Sowore who was arrested on charges of treason, money laundering and insulting the president in 2019. She subsequently reduced Sowore’s bail from N100m to N50m, and further directed that he must produce sureties who reside in Abuja and must also have landed property worth the bail sum in Abuja. The activist was also directed to deposit his passport with the registry of the federal high court in Abuja, and also barred him from travelling outside Abuja pending the period of the trial. Sowore has now filed an appeal against the judgement of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Channels Television...
I’m not Involved in Sanusi’s Dethronement – AGF Abubakar Malami
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I’m not Involved in Sanusi’s Dethronement – AGF Abubakar Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has denied having a hand in Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's dethronement as Emir of Kano. In a lawsuit filed before a federal high court in Abuja, Sanusi reportedly accused the Attorney General of Kano State, Ibrahim Muktar and the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) of instructing operatives of the Department of State Services and police to detain him after his dethronement. In a statement released on Sunday March 15 by Malami's special assistant on media and public relations Umar Gwandu, the AGF who denied the allegation added that he won't comment further since the case is already in court. Malami said;   "I'm not in any way connected with the dethronement of the former Em...
Court Bars Kano Anti-graft Agency From Probing Emir Sanusi
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Court Bars Kano Anti-graft Agency From Probing Emir Sanusi

Kano state’s Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has been barred from investigating the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi pending the hearing of an appeal filed by the monarch. Justice Lewis Allogoa of the Federal High Court in Kano who issued an injunction on Friday March 6, ordered the maintenance of a status quo pending the hearing of the matter. This came after the commission insisted on investigating Emir Sanusi over alleged sale of landed properties belonging to Kano Emirate. Emir Sanusi however dragged the commission to court and sought for an order to restrain it from investigating him over alleged land racketeering to the tune of N2.2billion. The order, dated March 6, 2020 and signed by Justice Allogoa, reads in part: “The status quo be maintained ...
Guardiola Reveals Why Man City May Lose to Man Utd in Sunday’s Derby
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Guardiola Reveals Why Man City May Lose to Man Utd in Sunday’s Derby

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has warned his players that they will look to Manchester United on Sunday, if they feel the game is more important to the Red Devils. City go into Sunday’s Derby, knowing they have little to no chance of catching runaway leaders Liverpool, who hold a 22-point lead over them. Guardiola’s side are however ahead of fifth-placed United with 15 points, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men fighting to play Champions League football next term. “When we believe it’s more important for them, we’re going to lose. “We have to have belief that it’s more important to us. I’ve never played a game thinking about points or that the game is more or less comfortable. “I’ve said many times about the determination we’ve shown in these moments, the desire a...
Coronavirus Cases Surpass 100,000 Worldwide
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Coronavirus Cases Surpass 100,000 Worldwide

COVID-19 cases have now surpassed 100,000 worldwide since the flu-like coronavirus broke out from Wuhan in China. The total number of cases now stands at 100,055 as of 8 a.m. ET on Friday, according to data compiled by John Hopkins. The majority of the cases are in mainland China, followed by South Korea, Iran and Italy. In the United States, there are at least 233 cases and 14 deaths, according to John Hopkins. At least 3,398 people have died due to the virus globally. On Thursday, the World Health Organization called on all nations to “pull out all the stops” to fight the COVID-19 outbreak as it continues to spread Worldwide. “This epidemic can be pushed back but only with a coordinated and comprehensive approach that engages the entire machinery of government,” WHO Direc...
Maltina School Games State Finals Presents Hope for Future of School Sports in Nigeria
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Maltina School Games State Finals Presents Hope for Future of School Sports in Nigeria

The Maltina School Games State Finals entitled ‘Hope For The Future Of School Sports In Nigeria’ is a vital chance for young Nigerian students to find a hope for the future through sports. Travelling across Abuja, Lagos, Anambra, and Kano, one can clearly see that the Maltina School Games is not just a track and field school sports competition but an opportunity. The Games is a vital chance for young Nigerian students to find a hope for the future through sports, thanks to a brand that chose to believe in the Nigerian youth. The Games is being competed by hundreds of students across the country battling for silverwares across several sports, from 100m sprints, 800m, 4x100m relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin to Shot Put. The Maltina School Games is set to impact over 20...
Nigerian May Disintegrate Due to Buhari Administration’s Impunity – Obasanjo
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Nigerian May Disintegrate Due to Buhari Administration’s Impunity – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed fear of Nigeria disintegrating under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo who disclosed this at Frederick Fasehun 1st Memorial Lecture on Saturday February 29, stated that there is still a window of opportunity to stop a "possible and indeed likely agitation for self-determination that will be violent, destructive and all-empowering." The former President who also took a swipe at those beating "drums of war and domination", recalled how they planned to suppress the Biafran rebellion within three months. He disclosed that they nearly lost the Biafran war which took thirty months, as he insisted that Nigeria may not survive another civil war. Obasanjo said; "Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians on the basis of fre...
Iyanya Gets 20 Million Naira Bail over Alleged Car theft
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Iyanya Gets 20 Million Naira Bail over Alleged Car theft

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos has granted singer Iyanya bail of N20million over alleged car theft. Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile, on Thursday, February 27, ordered Iyanya Mbuk to produce a surety in the like sum, who should also have landed property in Lagos with a Certificate of Occupancy. The judge warned the Kukere singer that the bail shall be revoked if not perfected within seven days. Justice Okikiolu-Ighile said: "I have perused the affidavit and the counter-affidavit of the parties; there is a prima facie case of criminal conversion against him. "However, there is nothing to show that the defendant will interfere with the proceedings of this case and nothing to show that he will jump bail if granted bail. "Bail is therefore granted to the defendant in the s...
Sam Allardyce Reveals Pep Guardiola’s Next Club
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Sam Allardyce Reveals Pep Guardiola’s Next Club

Former England manager, Sam Allardyce has said that Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola should be heading to the Italian Serie A to take up the challenge at Juventus next season. Guardiola’s future with the Premier League champions has been cast in doubt after the club was banned from the Champions League until 2022 by UEFA. There is speculation now suggesting that the Spaniard’s move to Juve is very much on the cards. Allardyce, a former Bolton Wanderers boss, said the move is possible, adding that Guardiola’s determination to prove his managerial worth in a number of countries makes the switch a suitable one. “I think so. If you look at Pep, we were all surprised he left Barcelona,” Allardyce told the Mirror. “He’s a Barcelona man, he’s born and bred and he has been...
Record Breaking ABU First Class Graduate Gets Governor Bafaru’s Overseas Scholarship
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Record Breaking ABU First Class Graduate Gets Governor Bafaru’s Overseas Scholarship

The Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has awarded overseas scholarship to Ahmadu Bello University’s (ABU) First Class graduate, Safiyu Haruna Mallam Madori. The student broke a 58-year record of the University. Safiyanu Haruna of Malam Madori Local Government Area of Jigawa State from Arabic Department of the University has made history by graduating with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.73 that no student ever graduated with in the 58 years history of the University. The Arabic Department of the Ahmadu Bello University has a reputation that no student ever graduated with First Class since its creation in 1962. Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar made the announcement today while receiving the student at the government house. He congratula...
Nwoko Battles Malaria in Antarctica
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Nwoko Battles Malaria in Antarctica

News from Cape Town, South Africa, indicated that the founder of Ned Nwoko Foundation and convener of the Malaria Eradication In Africa Project, Prince Ned Munir Nwoko, have left for Antarctica. Although, there are no humans live in Antarctica permanently, only plants and animals that can live in cold live there. The animals include penguins, seals, nematodes, tardigrades and mites However, about 1,000 to 5,000 people live through the year at the science stations in Antarctica. The Antarctica expedition is in furtherance of his strong determination to lead a global fight for the eradication of malaria scourge, which according to the World Health Organisation affected some 219 million people worldwide in 2017, out of which 435,000 of them succumbed to the disease in that year. ...
Court Halts further Demolition of Saraki’s Property
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Court Halts further Demolition of Saraki’s Property

A Kwara State High Court has issued an ex-parte injunction restraining the Kwara State Government from further demolition of late Olusola Saraki’s property. Recall that in the last few days, the demolition of Ile Arugbo which served as the political home of the late Kwara politician sparked off mixed reactions. In the judgement delivered in Ilorin on Monday January 6, the Kwara state government was ordered not to go near the land “either to construct or do anything on the land pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.” However one of the Saraki's family’s lawyers, Abdulazeez Ibrahim told The Nation that the court injunction is yet to be served to the parties involved because it was obtained almost at the close of work on Monday. He said; “It was true that we sec...
#BBNaija: Again Seyi Emerges This Week’s Head Of House
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#BBNaija: Again Seyi Emerges This Week’s Head Of House

Seyi will continue in his role as Head of House this week after posting the best time for the challenge. The Task for the Head of House contest for this week was tagged the impossible line. But unlike the previous challenge, only eight out of the eighteen Housemates were allowed to participate. Remember Biggie decided to make a scapegoat out of some members of the Pepper Dem gang for their disobedience. For this reason, Elozonam, Enkay, Frodd, Jackye, Joe, Mike, Sir Dee, Omashola, and Tacha did not participate. Here’s another twist: Biggie’s Ninjas were on strike and so Omshola and Jackye stood in for them. As a reputable position, the HoH title attracts a luxurious room, immunity from Nomination and 250 Bet9ja coins. Smart Walk Blindfolded, they had to walk the line from ...
Gov. Ortom Reacts as Benue-born Russell Orhii Emerges World Powerlifting Champion
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Gov. Ortom Reacts as Benue-born Russell Orhii Emerges World Powerlifting Champion

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has congratulated Russell Tiza Orhii, for emerging World Champion at the 2019 World Powerlifting Championship in Sweden. Ortom’s congratulatory message formed part of a brief statement made available to DAILY POST on Sunday by Terver Akase, his Chief Press Secretary. Governor Ortom described the 25-year-old Powerlifting Champion as a pride of Benue State and the entire county. He said Russell Orhii demonstrated the true strength of a champion by lifting an 83kg weight at the world powerlifting tournament. The Governor stated that the feat attained by Orhii who was also a two-time American champion shows the determination and excellence for which Benue people are known. Governor Ortom felicitated with Dr Paul Orhii’s f...
Sen. Adeleke case: Prosecution Counsel Escapes Prison
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Sen. Adeleke case: Prosecution Counsel Escapes Prison

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, threatened to send Mr Simon Lough,a police prosecutor, to prison for violating an order of the court. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in his ruling, held that it was obligatory on every person to obey orders of the court. “This court stands to commit Mr Lough to prison custody for this blatant act of impunity and contemptuous disobedience. “The exercise of restraint by this court in not dealing with the learned counsel for the complainant/applicant (Lough) forthrightly is to demonstrate to the learned gentleman that the best of use of power is to restrain”, the judge said. The court also dismissed an application filed by the Police seeking a stay of execution of an order, allowing, Sen. Ademola Adeleke to ...
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...
South Africa to Appeal against Testosterone Ruling against Intersex athlete, Caster Semenya
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South Africa to Appeal against Testosterone Ruling against Intersex athlete, Caster Semenya

The South African government on Monday said it would lodge an appeal after Olympic champion and intersex athlete,Caster Semenya lost her case challenging new rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels. "We'll file the appeal as soon as we possibly can," Vuyo Mhaga, spokesman for the South African sport and recreation ministry, told AFP.= Mhaga said the appeal, to be lodged at the Switzerland Federal Tribunal, would be based on complaints over the judges' past record on similar cases, lack of clarity over how the ruling could be implemented and how the evidence was handled. "It is not explained how the IAAF (the International Association of Athletics Federations) is going to administer those regulations," he said. "We feel that the scientific informa...
CCT Dismisses Onnoghen’s Motions for Jurisdiction and Impartiality
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CCT Dismisses Onnoghen’s Motions for Jurisdiction and Impartiality

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Thursday dismissed the two motions of jurisdiction and impartiality pending determination for lack of merit. The motions are challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to handle the case of non-asset declaration and for the chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar to recuse himself from continuing to hear and preside over the case for purposes of bias. Danladi in his ruling said the grounds of the motion was essential because he was appointed by the Presidency and moreso, that the tribunal is directly under the presidency. It was argued that on this premise, he (Danladi) would not maintain impartiality, particularly as the Federal Republic of Nigeria stands as complainant against Justice Onnoghen. But Danladi, while dismissing ...
Aubameyang’s Winner against Watford Hailed as Goal of the Season
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Aubameyang’s Winner against Watford Hailed as Goal of the Season

Former Aston Villa and Liverpool player, Dean Saunders, has claimed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the goal of the season in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Watford. The Gabon striker sealed a vital victory for Unai Emery’s side by capitalising on a mistake from Ben Foster in the first half at Vicarage Road. Foster took too long to clear the ball and Aubameyang was able to close down the Watford goalkeeper, whose clearance cannoned off the Arsenal striker to flew into the net. Saunders insists the Arsenal striker’s goal was even better than Mohamed Salah’s long-range effort in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Chelsea. “Aubameyang’s goal, for me, this is going to sound stupid, is the goal of the season for me. “You look at S...
Georgina Ibeh Shares Her Weight Loss Transformation Photo
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Georgina Ibeh Shares Her Weight Loss Transformation Photo

Georgina Ibeh, a Nollywood actress took to Instagram to share her weight loss transformation photos as she described herself as the 'true definition of determination'.Marking the second year of her weight loss transformation, Georgina Ibeh who shared her photos wrote; I am a true Definition of the word DETERMINATION. Go hard at it if you truly want it.BEFORE meets AFTER.My Weightloss Journey.2Years n counting...
Ending banditry remains key priority of my administration – Buhari
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Ending banditry remains key priority of my administration – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that ending banditry remains a key priority of his administration. In a statement by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari said that would do whatever it takes to ensure the country’s security system confronts these public enemies with merciless determination. Buhari was reacting to the recent spike in reported incidents of banditry and kidnappings in some parts of the country. To this end, the President vowed that ending criminality. The president condoled with all those affected by the unfortunate events. Buhari described as ridiculous allegation of indifferent being levelled against him in some quarters. “How can I be happy and indifferent to the senseless killin...
UNILAG Student Achieves Goal of Graduating as Best Student
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UNILAG Student Achieves Goal of Graduating as Best Student

A young man has emerged the best graduating student of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, after he wrote the target down on gaining admission. According to the young man identified as Adeyeye Oluwaseyi, he decided to work towards the achievement in UNILAG because he never got any accolades when he was in primary and secondary school. He shared: “Becoming the best graduating story was not without enormous challenges, but the journey started with a very strong determination and belief to achieve this feat. This goal was written years back, and to the glory of God became a reality yesterday (3/04/2019). Knowing fully well that i never got any accolades during my primary and secondary education, i was inspired to put in great efforts and trust God in the process.’ ‘Today, I am ha...
Yahoo boy Arraigned in Court For Sending Nude Photos of Other Women to White Man
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Yahoo boy Arraigned in Court For Sending Nude Photos of Other Women to White Man

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, April 1, 2019, arraigned one Ismail Yunus before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court 2, Ibadan, Oyo State. He was arraigned on an Eight-count charge bordering on Advance Free Fraud for obtaining money by false pretense and sending pornographic images, among others while posing as a nude woman and using such as a bait to defraud unsuspecting victims. He allegedly defrauded two American citizens, Steve Harvey and David Beeck, at different times, claiming to be the ‘woman’ in the pornographic images to defraud his victims of their money. One of the counts reads: “That you Ismail Yunus sometime in 2018, at Oyo town, Oyo state, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court with...
AFA Sports Hails Defenders for Making Africa Elite 8
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AFA Sports Hails Defenders for Making Africa Elite 8

AFA Sports management has hailed the achievement of Civil Defenders Basketball Club in their Africa League campaign, describing the players as a rare breed. AFA who spoke through its Chief Executive Officer, Ugo Udezue said the team exhibited a lot of determination and professionalism in their preparation and run at the topmost African club competition. He said the Defenders were able to pick an Elite 8 ticket in their very first outing on the continent because they dared to and followed up with a lot of sweat. “We’re celebrating them because they have proven that they have the heart and the required approach to reach their goals. “This is a team that put themselves together quite professionally with such a little time left from qualifying from the Nigerian league. They did...
Babachir, others urge peace as anxiety over Adamawa gov’ship election mounts
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Babachir, others urge peace as anxiety over Adamawa gov’ship election mounts

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and some other elders of Adamawa State have advised Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow to accept in good faith the supremacy of the candidate of opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over him in the March 9 governorship election and avoid actions that could plunge the state in crisis. There is growing anxiety in Adamawa State following apparent resolve of All Progressives Congress (APC) party and government in the state to have the March 9 election annulled against the suspicion in the PDP family and its supporters that the party’s candidate, Umaru Fintiri, was deprived of immediate victory in the first place when the election was declared inconclusive. The PDP which had earlier accused the APC of plannin...
What Mesut Ozil Said About Arsenal Reaching Quarter-final, Facing Napoli
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What Mesut Ozil Said About Arsenal Reaching Quarter-final, Facing Napoli

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil has hailed his teammate for reaching the UEFA Europa League quarter-final. Arsenal will tackle Napoli in the Europa League quarter-final next month. The Gunners reached the Europa League last eight on Thursday night after defeating Rennes 3-0 at Emirates. Ozil took to his official Twitter page to praise Unai Emery’s men for showing good character and determination to reach competition’s next round. He wrote: “Great comeback from the team! A difficult week for us, but we showed good character and determination to reach the #UEL quarters!”
EFCC Releases Atiku Campaign Deputy DG, Turaki
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EFCC Releases Atiku Campaign Deputy DG, Turaki

The Deputy Director-General (Admin) of the Atiku Campaign Organization, Barr. Tanimu Turaki SAN, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). His release was confirmed by Channels Television on Tuesday. DAILY POST recalls that PDP, had on Monday, warned that Turaki should be released immediately and unconditionally. Its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, said Turaki’s arrest and detention is part of the grand plot by the Buhari presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to use state apparatus of power to intimidate PDP leaders and scuttle PDP’s determination to reclaim its February 23, 2019 Presidential election victory in court. He said: “Since the people’s candidate, Atiku ...
Court Stops INEC From Issuing Certificate of Return to Goodswill Akpabio’s Opponent
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Court Stops INEC From Issuing Certificate of Return to Goodswill Akpabio’s Opponent

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to 'stay action' on the issuance of a certificate of return to any candidate in Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district election. Justice Valentine Ashi made the order on Friday, following an application with suit No ‘FCT/HC/M/2680/19’, with Senator Godswill Akpabio as the applicant.  She restrained the respondent in the suit – the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) – from issuing any certificate, pending the determination of the suit before the court. In an exparte motion dated February 28, 2019, with an affidavit deposed to by one Daniel Idoko and filed on March 1, Senator Akpabio prayed the court for leave to apply for “judicial rev...
Apostle Suleman Speaks On His Preferred Candidate
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Apostle Suleman Speaks On His Preferred Candidate

The General-Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has called on his congregants to vote for who will rather “steal” their money than “take off” their neck. Naija News reports that the Apostle, who predicted the postponement of the 2019 general elections, made this comment in a church service at his headquarters in Auchi, Edo state, Southern Nigeria on Sunday. His words: “When they say Apostle has not been talking, I am not going to be talking spiritual thing from the spirit that’s the truth. Apostle who should I vote for? Are you going to vote for who will kill you? “Even if you’re deaf, can’t you see? Let anybody be angry, I will say what I want to say. Never vote for anybody that will cut off your neck, I say so, we may consider it, ta...
What Election Postponement Has Done To Nigerians – Saraki
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What Election Postponement Has Done To Nigerians – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the postponement of the general elections has caused a great inconvenience to many Nigerians who wanted to vote in new leaders for the executive and the legislature. Naija News had reported that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, had announced the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly by one week. Reacting in a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity), Saraki said expressed shock and disappointment that after all the preparations by the electoral commission, the security services and other agencies of government, issues of logistics and related matters are now said to be responsible for postponing ...
Why We Postponed Nigeria’s Election To Feb. 23rd – INEC
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Why We Postponed Nigeria’s Election To Feb. 23rd – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has explained why it postponed the general elections earlier scheduled for Saturday, 16th February, 2019. INEC boss The commission shifted the election by one week, explaining how difficult it was for it to shift the general elections. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who briefed journalists at about 2:43am on Saturday, in Abuja, said the commission had met on Friday, 15th February 2019 and reviewed its preparations for the 2019 General Elections earlier scheduled for Saturday, and therefore, shifted the Presidential and National Assembly elections to Saturday, 23rd February 2019. He said the commission would later in the day be meeting with key stakeholders at the International Conference Centre, Abuja to discuss issu...
Court Grants Babachir Lawal N50m Bail
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Court Grants Babachir Lawal N50m Bail

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal has been granted bail by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Babachir Lawal N50m was granted a N50 million bail. Lawal who was sacked by President Buhari in October 2017 over alleged misappropriation of funds meant for IDPs, was yesterday arraigned before the court by the EFCC. Babachir pleaded not guilty to the 10-count charges against him. The court ordered for them to be remanded in EFCC custody pendeing the determination of his bail application. The court this morning granted Lawal and two others bails in the sums of N50m each with one surety each who must possess titles to lands within the jurisdiction of the court, show evidence of payment of tax for the past three years and must be residents within t...

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