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Shelve the Idea of Staging Another Public rally for the Actualization of Oduduwa Republic – Police warns Organizers of Yoruba nation rally
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Shelve the Idea of Staging Another Public rally for the Actualization of Oduduwa Republic – Police warns Organizers of Yoruba nation rally

The Ogun state police command has warned organizers of Yoruba nation rally against carrying on with it, as it is capable of undermining the relative peace being enjoyed in the entire State. The police which noted that the group will be holding its fourth rally in the state on May 1, accused the secessionists of attacking security operatives when being stopped from distributing inciting letters in the past. Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the Ogun police command stated that though they have exhibited restraint and absolute calm even in the face of extreme provocations by the organisers of the rallies and their cohorts, they will not perpetually stand by and watch public conducts of some citizens hold others to the ransom and threaten the corporate existence of the country. The s...
Bandits Kill Three Abducted Students of Kaduna Varsity
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Bandits Kill Three Abducted Students of Kaduna Varsity

Three of the students kidnapped from Greenfield University in Kaduna State have been killed by their abductors. LIB reported that armed bandits broke into the private university located along the Kaduna-Abuka Highway in Chikun Local Government Area on Tuesday night, April 20, shooting sporadically before whisking unspecified number of students away. The abductors later contacted their parents to demand a collective ransom of N800 million. Read Here In a statement on Friday, April 22, Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said the remains of the three students were found at Kwanar Bature village, a location close to the university. "In an act of mindless evil and sheer wickedness, the armed bandits who kidnapped students of Greenfield Un...
Identical Twins who Were Separated at Birth Reunite after 36 Years
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Identical Twins who Were Separated at Birth Reunite after 36 Years

Twin sisters, who had no idea the other existed, have reunited for their 36th birthday. Identical twins Molly Sinert and Emily Bushnell were separated at birth in South Korea and adopted by different families. The siblings spent most of their lives totally unaware of each other's existence and little information about their birth family. But after 36 years the two were able to find each other thanks to DNA tests and now they've met face-to-face for the first time. Both twins were adopted by Jewish families in the US when they were just a few months old. Molly went to live in Florida, while Emily's family were from Pennsylvania. The sisters were reunited after Emily's 11-year-old daughter Isabel set about to find out more about her mum's family. She told Good Mo...
Kanye West’s 2008 Yeezys Sneakers he wore to the Grammys Set to be Auctioned for Over $1m
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Kanye West’s 2008 Yeezys Sneakers he wore to the Grammys Set to be Auctioned for Over $1m

The first Yeezy sneakers ever worn in public by billionaire rapper, Kanye West are going on sale for over $1 million, which could make it the world's most expensive sneakers. The Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes, which Kanye debuted at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008, will be the most expensive sneakers ever sold, according to Sotheby's auction house, which is organizing the sale. In a press release, Sotheby's described the footwear as "one of the most prized and sought-after sneakers in existence," and said the shoes will be offered via private sale after going on display in Hong Kong later this month. Sotheby's did not reveal an exact asking price, though it said it has valued the item "in excess of $1 million." The current auction record for a sneakers is $6...
Rapper Zlatan Ibile and his baby mama, Davita celebrate their son’s first birthday in UK
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Rapper Zlatan Ibile and his baby mama, Davita celebrate their son’s first birthday in UK

Rapper Zlatan Ibile and his baby mama, Davita have celebrated their son, Shiloh's first birthday in UK together. Davita shared videos of them cutting their son's birthday cake on her Instastory. In her birthday post to her son, she described him as an intelligent little boy who has changed her for the better. She wrote; Where do I even begin? First of all I want to thank God because when I was carrying this beautiful boy I didn’t even think we would celebrate a first birthday. New of your arrival did not come without it’s challenges and was probably the hardest time in my life but I would do it all again 10000 times over if it meant I had you. I thank God for bringing this intelligent little boy into my life. I have learnt so much from him and he has changed me for the better...
Pray for Nigeria, leaders – Emir of Kano
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Pray for Nigeria, leaders – Emir of Kano

  The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado, has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the country’s leadership and peaceful co-existence for nation’s development. The Emir made the call on Friday night at the Tijjaniyya Islamic Religious Movement national prayer for peace and unity in Nigeria held at the Abuja National Mosque. He said all hands must be on deck in order for Nigeria to develop and achieve good results. “I am extremely delighted to be in this town and in this place, the National Mosque Abuja to put our heads together to pray for the unity, peace, harmony and progress of our nation. “We are gathered together here today for the purpose of peace, unity and stability of the country,” he added. The Emir, however, appealed to Nigerians to be patient with thei...
Cussons Baby Moments Season 7 – Meet the Top 10 finalists!
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Cussons Baby Moments Season 7 – Meet the Top 10 finalists!

Cussons Baby has revealed the top 10 finalists for the Cussons Baby Moments season 7 competition.  These finalists came out top after being appraised by the celebrity judges of the competition based on set criteria, beating 90 other contestants to the grand finale. These finalists, who made it from various parts of the country, will now faceoff at the finale, where they will compete for the title of ‘Cussons Baby of the year’ as well as the grand prize of N2million naira and a year’s supply of Cussons Baby products. This is more than enough reason for joy. Meet the Top 10: Too cute to judge, right?! Who are you rooting for? Celebrity judges, Ufuoma McDermott, Deyemi Okanlawon and Sisi Yemmie have got some tough task on their hands! Good luck to all the finalists. Cussons Ba...
Gov. Matawalle Refutes Claim of Dumping PDP For APC
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Gov. Matawalle Refutes Claim of Dumping PDP For APC

Zamfara State Governor, Hon. Bello Mohammed Matawalle has said he has not made any arrangement with anyone to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) . This was contained in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital by the Director-General, media and public enlightenment Affairs, Government House, Hon. Yusuf Idris Gusau. According to the statement, Matawalle described the people disseminating “the unfounded and baseless information as power drunk politicians looking for cheap publicity,” saying that such rumors should be thrown into another waste paper basket as it could not hold any water. “I have not in anyway discussed the issue of defecting to APC with any politician either in the state or elsewhere. My main priority now is to...
COVID19 is Real- MFM GO, Daniel Olukoya Tells Nigerians
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COVID19 is Real- MFM GO, Daniel Olukoya Tells Nigerians

The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Dr. Daniel Olukoya has urged Nigerians to take COVID-19 seriously and obey safety protocols as the virus is indeed real and in existence. Olukoya made the appeal when he spoke at the inauguration of a remodeled foyer of the University of Lagos’s Senate Building on Monday December 4. He said as a trained microbiologist, he was sure the virus does exist and should not be joked with. “The first thing is to convince the populace that it is real because some people don’t believe it exists. But I am a man of God and I have prayed for so many people with the same infirmity and I know that it exists. So, we should not joke with it. People should obey all the rules. And most importantly, we should pray that this...
Buhari Govt under Attack for Reopening Churches, Mosques, While Schools Remain Shut
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Buhari Govt under Attack for Reopening Churches, Mosques, While Schools Remain Shut

A cross-section of Nigerians has reacted to the reopening of Churches and Mosques by Nigerian government. DAILY POST had reported that Buhari on Monday lifted the ban on religious gathering across the country but announced that schools should remain closed. Chairman of the Task Force, Boss Mustapha, made the announcement during the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday. Mustapha said Churches are to reopen for the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020, and is subject to review. Reacting on social media, some Nigerians queried why the ban on religious gathering was lifted and schools remain closed. Some of them are of the opinion that the children locked at home will still visit religious centres. Here...
Coronavirus is Another Boko Haram – Borno Deputy Governor
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Coronavirus is Another Boko Haram – Borno Deputy Governor

The deputy governor of Borno state, Umar Usman Kadafur, has compared the deadly coronavirus disease to Boko Haram. While addressing some residents of the state, Kadafur stated that some people doubted the existence of Coronavirus just as they dismissed Boko Haram activities when it initially started some years ago. “When Boko Haram started, a lot people felt it was something not to be taken seriously, until when it consumed everybody. This covid-19 is another Boko Haram coming, and yet people don’t believe it’s real. I keep saying it’s real. As a response team we’ll continue telling the general public and reaching out with advocacy” Kadafur said He said despite the increasing rate of spread of the pandemic, a large number of people in the state do not believe the existence o...
FG Shuts down Chinese Restaurant that Refused to Serve Nigerians in Lagos
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FG Shuts down Chinese Restaurant that Refused to Serve Nigerians in Lagos

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has shut down two Chinese restaurants located in Victoria Island and Mall 33 Aboyade Cole in Lagos, for refusing to serve Nigerians. Recall LIB reported earlier that a Nigerian lady who went to the restaurant to eat with her friend, said they were asked to leave after a waitress disclosed they were ordered not to serve Nigerians. Serving an update on the complaint, the FCCPC revealed that the facility was shut down after its (restaurant) staff admitted the existence of "non-service to Nigerians". The commission further revealed that the restaurant 'Haufei Restaurant' will be undergoing regulatory action after some FCCPC operatives were subjected to same experience. FCCPC tweeted; Today, FCCPC closed Haufei R...
Popular Singer, Ejiro Emokiniovo Dies in Dubai
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Popular Singer, Ejiro Emokiniovo Dies in Dubai

Female lead vocalist of popular singing group, Veentage band, Ejiro Emokinovo, has died. Ejiro passed away in Dubai after an unsuccessful surgery on Thursday March 5th. Ejiro who runs the band with her hubby, Desmond, was in Dubai to perform at the 90th birthday party of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamilia. After the party, she went in for a surgery where she sadly passed away.   Her devasted husband, Desmond, took to Instagram to mourn her death. Sharing photo of a burning candle and a video of one of her performances, he wrote Of a truth, there's no justice in this world.... The worst day of my entire existence... Dear Lord ... You always answer any time we call. Why you chose not to answer yesterday remains a mystery.. ...
Ikpeazu Issues Ultimatum to Abia Electoral Commission to Conduct LG Election
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Ikpeazu Issues Ultimatum to Abia Electoral Commission to Conduct LG Election

The Abia State Executive Council has directed the Abia Independent National Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) to provide details of the cost and required logistics support to conduct local government elections in the seventeen local government areas of the state on or before September 30th, 2020. This is coming after the opposition All Progressives Congress(APC) and All the Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) in Abia, frowned at the existence of Transition Committee chairmen in the seventeen local government areas in the state. The parties claimed that the development has paved way for those in political offices to continue looting the funds meant for the development of the local areas. But the Abia SEC in a press statement made available to reporters on Saturday ...
You Slept While Nigerians Were Killed – Soyinka Slams FG for Outlawing Amotekun
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You Slept While Nigerians Were Killed – Soyinka Slams FG for Outlawing Amotekun

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has berated the Nigerian government for outlawing Amotekun few days after its launch in the South-West region. Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos on Wednesday January 15, Soyinka wondered why those who "slept, took belated actions and watched people being decimated" will suddenly wake to declare the initiative as illegal.  He further stated that a government that cares for the welfare of its citizens will never object to such initiative. The Nobel Laureate who insisted that the launch of Amotekun operation was not only necessary but long overdue, added that it is the fundamental right of the people to defend themselves against those who threaten their existence. He said; “I’ve always believed passionately in self-policing. If it is possible to el...
Brazil’s Supreme Court rules in Support of the Neflix Movie Depicting Jesus as a Gay man
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Brazil’s Supreme Court rules in Support of the Neflix Movie Depicting Jesus as a Gay man

Brazil Supreme Court has overturned the order by a judge asking Netflix to remove the controversial movie where Jesus was depicted as gay. Judge Antonio Diaz Toffoli, head of the Supreme Federal Court on Thursday, January 9, rejected a decision to stop Netflix from showing the controversial movie, "The First Temptation of Christ", depicting Jesus Christ in a gay relationship. Rio de Janeiro judge Benedicto Abicair on Wednesday, January 8, ordered Netflix to remove the movie from its platform . But Netflix appealed the decision and Judge Antonio Diaz Toffoli supported Netflix’s appeal against banning the movie, AFP reports. It denied the idea that the movie was insulting to Christians. The judge said: "One cannot suppose that a humorous satire has the ability to weaken th...
Police Deny Reported Chasing out of Herdsmen in Enugu, Threaten sanction
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Police Deny Reported Chasing out of Herdsmen in Enugu, Threaten sanction

The Police in Enugu State have described the reported chasing away of some herdsmen from Enugu community as the handiwork of mischief makers, vowing to bring such persons to book. DAILY POST reports that this was contained in a statement issued Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, SP Ebere Amaraizu. A video had surfaced online, with a claim that herders were chased away from Nenwe in Nkanu, Enugu State. But Amaraizu, n the statement, declared that no such incident happened in the State. The statement read: “The Enugu State command of the Nigeria police force wishes to inform members of the public that its attention has been drawn to information in existence that large herd of cows and some herders were es...
T. Pumpy Reveals how Ladies can get a House as Birthday Gift
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T. Pumpy Reveals how Ladies can get a House as Birthday Gift

In these clips, Nigerian women share with T. Pumpy’s team on what they want as their birthday gift. Amazingly, one of them requested for a house, a dream that could only come through courtesy of T. Pumpy Estates. T. Pumpy Concept is a progressive property developer that prides itself on its proven track records, passion and commitment to deliver superior value in design, quality and services in our developments to our customers. T. Pumpy Concept is a registered company that deals majorly in the sales of lands and estate plots. The company has been in existence since 2009, and it’s totally committed to making its utmost contribution in the development process of our environment in the aforementioned area, for the betterment of all Nigerians. We aim to be a globally recognized...
Stop Praying for the Dead – Pastor charges Christians
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Stop Praying for the Dead – Pastor charges Christians

A man of God identified as Pastor Giwa of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Gospel Church, has advised Christians to stop praying for the dead. According to daily Post, the cleric in a statement mentioned that since the dead are no longer in existence in the physical Giwa however said prayers should be for the living. Read his statement: “It baffles me when people pray for the dead. Specifically, the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:5 that ‘For the living know that they shall die; but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.’ “Also in Psalm 146:4, ‘When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day, their plans come to nothing.’ “As we are still living, ...
Fuel Subsidy Removal: NLC Reacts to IMF’s Advice to Buhari govt
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Fuel Subsidy Removal: NLC Reacts to IMF’s Advice to Buhari govt

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has cautioned the Federal Government against implementing the recommendation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the removal of subsidy on petroleum products in the country. Mr. Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, gave the advice at a news conference on Saturday in Abuja. The news conference was tagged: “Public Declaration of Nigeria’s Host of the 6th African Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba, Sept. 23 to Sept. 25 and Inauguration of Local Organising Committee (LOC). Wabba said that the continued devaluation of the Nigerian currency had created the impression of the existence of subsidy. He said that as long as the value of the Naira was left to market forces, the issue of subsidy would continue in the country. The NLC leader ...
Atiku Parading Fake 2019 Election Results – INEC
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Atiku Parading Fake 2019 Election Results – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, fabricated the votes he claimed to have scored. Atiku, in his petition before the presidential election tribunal, had claimed he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes. He said data from INEC server showed that he polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he said had 16,741,430 votes. However, INEC’s polling figures from the 36 states and the FCT gave Buhari 15,191,847 votes, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes. In its response as the first respondent in the case, INEC disowned the figures from Atiku. On page eight of its 80-page r...
280 Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested by  NDLEA   in Kano State
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280 Suspected Drug Peddlers Arrested by NDLEA in Kano State

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency in Kano State has arrested 280 suspected drug peddlers across the state with different types of exhibits. According to the NDLEA Commander in the state, Ibrahim Abdul disclosed this on Monday in Kano State while briefing newsmen on the activities of the agency in the Month of March.  According to him, the arrest was recorded following the inauguration of an operation tagged ‘Operation Sharar Miyagu’ aimed at checking drug abuse in Kano State. He explained that the agency had during the operation seized 1,248.755 kg, of the hard drugs which include; Cannabis 676.024 kg and Psychotropic 56.679 kg.  The commander also said the command seized 52 grams of cocaine and 12 kg of a foreign hard drug called khat. Abdul said that during the perio...
IBB Raises Alarm Over Fake Social Media Accounts
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IBB Raises Alarm Over Fake Social Media Accounts

Former military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR, has raised alarm over the existence of several fake social media accounts opened by unscrupulous elements in his name. According to a statement by the media office of the former Military President, General Babangida currently has no twitter handle or any “social media” account. The General stated categorically that the twitter handles bearing his name and photographs are fake and targeted at misleading unsuspecting members of the public. “We wish to emphatically state that General Babangida is an elder statesman and a peacemaker. A malicious story in an online media, ELOMBAHNEWS, dated 16th February 2019 credited to General IB Babangida is a malicious Fake News.” “Accordingly, we wish to advise the social...
Nigerian Economy Growing at Only 2% Under APC
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Nigerian Economy Growing at Only 2% Under APC

                                                Atiku Abubakar The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has berated the All Progressive Congress (APC) for destroying the country’s economy, saying the economy is crawling at two per cent, as against six per cent under PDP government. Atiku made the comment yesterday at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, capital of Imo State, during the South-east rally of the party, where he urged Nigerians to reject the APC and cast their votes for the PDP for them to have their future guaranteed. At the rally which was attended by the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus; Atiku’s running mate, Peter Obi; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; governors of Enugu, Ebonyi, ...
Nigerian Company Adds Skin Complexion As Part of Recruitment Criteria
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Nigerian Company Adds Skin Complexion As Part of Recruitment Criteria

A Nigerian company which seeks to employ new staff, added skin complexion as part of its recruitment criteria. The Nigerian company ‘Pamper Glow’ who dropped a notice for OND graduates and female corps members, stated that being fair-skinned is an added advantage to get the employment. Instagram user @edoziem.cv who shared a screenshot of the recruitment criteria, wrote; Dear @pamperglow ! This is very appalling and an outright knockout blow to our skin color.. what could your reasons be? On a paltry 30k job? .. And we blame the existence of racism. When we ourselves are the cause of our problems… . . When did the color of one’s skin become an advantage to securing the role of a customer service representative?! … . . See why the bleaching gang will always prevail… Damn ...
Online rage as Atheist Society in Nigeria gather to celebrate Christmas
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Online rage as Atheist Society in Nigeria gather to celebrate Christmas

Twitter went agog as the Atheist Society in Nigeria gather to celebrate Christmas today. Photos of the members of the society had been posted on the official Twitter handle of the society and it has since gone viral on the social media platform as users wonder how a society that does not believe in the existence of God could be celebrating The Birth of his Son. See Reactions below: ??? pic.twitter.com/o5i9KQtRuA — The Breaker Shaker (@djpizaro) December 25, 2018   It’s obvious your beef is only with the Father… you seems cool with the son…. But we don’t celebrate Christmas with agege bread. It's obvious your beef is only with the Father… you seems cool with the son…. But we don't celebrate Christmas with agege bread…. — Bank Walls (@horllartunjhi) December 25, ...
ECOWAS Court Bars NBC from Censoring Political Broadcast
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ECOWAS Court Bars NBC from Censoring Political Broadcast

 Orders NBC to retract circular demanding 24 hrs notification for live broadcast THE Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Court of Justice has barred the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) from censorship of political programmes by broadcasting stations across the country. The ECOWAS Court’s verdict which was delivered Tuesday in Abuja came more than three years after a Port Harcourt-based legal practitioner, Mr Festus Oguche, and Crownfield Solicitors, dragged the NBC before the community court, challenging what the NBC called “Additional Regulations for Live Political Broadcast.” The said regulation dated May 30, 2014, was contained in a letter to all broadcasting stations across the country directing that it ...
Former House Speaker, Na’Abba, Dumps APC
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Former House Speaker, Na’Abba, Dumps APC

Ghali Na’Abba Segun James A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Na’abba, from Kano State, was Speaker between 1999 and 2003. He announced his resignation in a letter addressed to the APC Chairman of his Sharada Ward of Kano Municipal Local Government. A copy of his resignation letter read: “This is to notify you of my resolve to resign from the APC effective today, December 5, 2018,” he wrote. “My decision to resign from the party follows the cavalier manner in which both the federal government, states controlled by the APC and the APC itself are being run, as a result of which anybody who has eyes to see only sees doom and not prosperity for our dear country.” The politi...
Ikpea Reaffairms No Faction In Nigeria Football Supporters Club
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Ikpea Reaffairms No Faction In Nigeria Football Supporters Club

Samuel Ikpea, the National Chairman, Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), says there is nothing like factions in the body set up to cheer the country’s national teams in football competitions. Nigeria Football Supporters Club in South Africa Ikpea told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that some members who violated the laid down rules of NFSC and were shown the way out, decided to form their own supporters club. “I want to make the correction again that there is nothing like faction in the Nigeria Football Supporters Club; I have said it several times and will continue to say it. “The idea is for Nigerians and those who are concerned to get it straight once and for all, and we will remain objective and live up to responsibility,’’ he said. He noted that ...
Aiteo Cup: Rangers Brace Up To Break 35years Jinx
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Aiteo Cup: Rangers Brace Up To Break 35years Jinx

RANGERS of Enugu are at the verge of  breaking a 35-year jinx after they got to the final of this year Aiteo cup, the last time they won the trophy was far back 1983 , in October precisely and history is that door step of the flying Antelope again . Just two years ago Rangers  broke a 32-year jinx beating El-kanamei warriors in the last day of the NPFL to emerged champion under the tutelage of coach Imama Amapakabo. Coach Gbenga Ogunbote is close to writing his name in history just as the assistant coach of the super Eagles did with the team In 2016 coach Imama Amapakabo. It could be recalled that Rangers got to the final in four different occasions and they loss the four finals. Rangers Finalist In the year 1990 , 2000, 2004 and 2007. The two most recent defeat was in the han...
My Music Not The Cause Of Robbers’ Attack – Victor AD
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My Music Not The Cause Of Robbers’ Attack – Victor AD

Budding singer, Victor AD is at the moment carving a niche for himself in the over-saturated music industry. His song, Wetin we Gain, is undoubtedly one of the biggest tracks in the country currently. When the singer was recently attacked by armed robbers on his way to a show, many commentators online insinuated that his song, which glorified money-making, probably propelled the attackers into wanting to make money at all costs. However, in a chat with Sunday Scoop, Victor AD derided such talks. He said: “It was not something that I have been through before; that was my first time of being robbed. It wasn’t a palatable experience but I give God all the glory. It has nothing to do with my song. At the end of the day, everybody wants to make money. As long as we are here on earth, our...
#Nigeriaat@58 : SGF, HOS Urge Peaceful Co-Existence Among Nigerians
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#Nigeriaat@58 : SGF, HOS Urge Peaceful Co-Existence Among Nigerians

As Nigeria celebrated its 58th Independence Anniversary, Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), called on citizenss to live in peace in spite of their religious and ethnic differences. Mustapha said this in an interview on the sideline of the 58th Independence Parade at the Eagle Square on Monday in Abuja. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) He said that the parade of Nigeria’s Armament by the Military and Paramilitary showed the effort President Muhammadu Buhari was putting into ensuring that peace returned to the country. “I want all Nigerians to be united; we should be grateful to God that we have been able to celebrate in the manner that we did today. “We lined up activities for one week telling Nige...
My Goal Is And Shall Always Be A Better Lagos – Tinubu
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My Goal Is And Shall Always Be A Better Lagos – Tinubu

As All Progressives Congress, APC approaches its governorship primaries billed tomorrow 1th October, the national leader of the party Ahmed Tinubu, Sunday averred that his goal for the primaries was to have a better Lagos which Nigerians would be proud of. Disclosing his intentions for the forthcoming primaries, Tinubu via his tweeter handle, @AsiwajuTinubu, opined that Lagos APC primary would not be about selfish ambition. Read his full statement below: “Tomorrow, our party and the people of Lagos will have an encounter with destiny. We shall hold our governorship primary. “With the holding of direct primaries to elect governorship candidates in Lagos and other states, the APC takes a groundbreaking step toward greater internal democracy and progressive governance for the benefit of all p...
Alleged N200m Dud Cheque: Court Orders Public Summons Against Sen. Uzodinma
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Alleged N200m Dud Cheque: Court Orders Public Summons Against Sen. Uzodinma

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday ordered a public summon to be published against Sen. Hope Uzodinma, accused of issuing N200 million dud cheque.‎ Senator Hope Uzodimma Uzodinma, a serving senator representing Imo-West, Smiec Engineering and Chemical Construction Company, Niger Global Engineering and Technical Company, were charged with alleged issuance of N200 million dud cheque. The Judge, Mr Abdulwahab Mohammed, made the order following a motion filed by the plaintiffs’ Counsel, Mr Oluwatosin Ojaomo, asking that a public summon be made against the defendants. Ojaomo, Counsel to Chitex Ventures and Chima Akuzie (the complainants), had brought the motion pursuant to the provisions of Sections 41 and 42 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA). He a...
Ugwuanyi Signs Health Sector Reform Bill Into Law
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Ugwuanyi Signs Health Sector Reform Bill Into Law

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has taken a bold step towards strengthening healthcare delivery in the state through his assent to the state’s Health Sector Reform bill passed into law by the State Assembly. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin, who addressed newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO), said the new law will bring a lot of positive changes to the health sector in the state and will comprehensively address health-related issues for the people’s overall benefit. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Dr. Ekochin explained that the law has new components that were integrated for positive results, disclosing that the district health system introduced by the colonial government has been repackaged and replaced, accordingly. He added that the ...
The Road-Map Of A Nation: Twenty Years On! By Wole Soyinka
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The Road-Map Of A Nation: Twenty Years On! By Wole Soyinka

Following an increasingly commonplace epic journey between Lagos and Abeokuta this last weekend – 5hrs 10 minutes outwards (Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Saturday Sept 15) and 4hrs 25 minutes return journey the following day via Otta – I feel compelled to offer this article in recognition of a national commitment to the predictable, and a passion for time travel – backwards! Noble Lareate, Playwriter and Poet, Prof Wole Soyika It formed part of a recent publication – THE ROAD-MAP OF A NATION for the 40th  Anniversary of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). It did however appear in the dailies over two decades ago. Hopefully it will contribute to the general debate on the existence or not, of what is known as a‘national character’. The four-lane Expressway that links Lagos with t...
FG Plans Free Ear Screening For 1m Students
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FG Plans Free Ear Screening For 1m Students

ABUJA – The Federal Government has commenced plans for a free ear screening program targeted at one million students in public schools across the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known at the weekend while inaugurating a Technical Working Group (TWG) on ear care and hearing health in Nigeria in Abuja Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole He urged the TWG to come up with other actionable plan and pathways towards reducing preventable hearing losses, improving access to hearing health professionals, and provision of rehabilitative services to citizens with hearing impairment, stressing that “the relationship between hearing and speaking in citizens’ existence and well-being cannot be overemphasized.’’ He also tasked the group to develop a Nationa...
Obaseki Urges Actionable Strategies As Experts Fine-tune Edo Environment Policy
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Obaseki Urges Actionable Strategies As Experts Fine-tune Edo Environment Policy

…flooding, deforestation top validation session The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday charged environment experts to fast-track work on the Edo State Environment Policy that was tabled for validation at the expert session in Benin City, the state capital. Obaseki The policy document which was prepared in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), according to Obaseki, would address environmental issues such as flooding, deforestation, amongst others. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Environment, Dr. Felix Iyalumhe, who shared the governor’s expectations, explained at the one-day validation workshop for ‘Edo Environment Policy,’ that the state was working with critical stakeholders on the last lap of the policy,...
Yusuf Buhari Impersonated On Instagram – Presidency
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Yusuf Buhari Impersonated On Instagram – Presidency

The Presidency has raised alarm over the existence of several Instagram account purportedly owned by Yusuf son of President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement signed by Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, advised Nigerians to disregard the impersonators. “It has been observed that social media accounts are being run in the name of son of the President, Yusuf Buhari.” “The most recent is an Instagram account @ymbuhari, which has attracted thousands of followers, and which has been used to express opinions in Yusuf’s name without his knowledge. “This is to inform the general public that Yusuf Muhammadu Buhari is not on any social media platform. The public is therefore, advised to disregard such handles and pages, while those perpetrating the illegality are advised ...
There Is Dearth Of Political Parties Driven By Ideology In Nigeria – Orji Kalu
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There Is Dearth Of Political Parties Driven By Ideology In Nigeria – Orji Kalu

Kalu who spoke in an interview on Sunday in Abuja said the two chambers of the National Assembly should be collapsed into one for effective performance, and wealth creation. The former governor, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Party (APC), stressed that bicameral legislature has no benefit or advantage to the people, stressing that it had only succeeded in wasting the country’s resources over the years. “People still see politics as a business; something like the National Assembly should be on part time basis. “One of the houses of the National Assembly should be abolished, either the Senate or the House of Representatives. “Nigeria is not capable of having the two houses because it is too expensive,’’Kalu said. The former governor also said that there was need to reduce t...
Confusion As Kogi Assembly Declares Ex-speaker’s Seat Vacant
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Confusion As Kogi Assembly Declares Ex-speaker’s Seat Vacant

There was confusion yesterday as the Kogi State House of Assembly declared the seat of a former speaker of the assembly, Umar Ahmed Imam, vacant for defecting from the APC to the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Daily Trust reports that Imam, who represents Lokoja I State Constituency, defected to the SDP recently to contest Saturday’s Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency by-election. The decision to declare his seat vacant followed a letter sent to the assembly by the State Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Bello, urging them to declare his seat vacant for dumping the party. After reading the letter, the Majority Leader, Abdullahi Bello, moved the motion for Imam’s seat to be declared vacant and was seconded by the Member representing Ankpa I, Ahmed Mohammed, who described the action as t...
Dickson to Buhari: End Senseless Killing Now To Save Nigeria From Collapse
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Dickson to Buhari: End Senseless Killing Now To Save Nigeria From Collapse

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson has described the current spate of violence and senseless killings, particularly in the Northern part of the country as the biggest threat to the nation’s cooperate existence, since after the civil war. He faulted the nation’s lopsided federal structure, over centralisation and politicisation of law and order as threats to contemporary governance in Nigeria. A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Deacon Francis Ottah Agbo, said Dickson spoke on Friday in Abuja while delivering a lecture entitled: “Cultural Values, National Security and Challenges of Contemporary Governance: Perspective From Bayelsa State Experience”, organised by Institute of Security Studies (ISS). Dickson condemned the recent killings...

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