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Planning an Igbo burial is the most stressful thing ever – Actress Mary Lazarus laments the culture of extortion in the name of burial in Igbo land after burying her mother
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Planning an Igbo burial is the most stressful thing ever – Actress Mary Lazarus laments the culture of extortion in the name of burial in Igbo land after burying her mother

Mary Lazarus has gone on Instagram to reveal what she and her family went through to bury her mother. The actress' mother died in July and her burial rites were recently concluded. Citing her experience, the actress lamented the extortion that goes on in Igbo land when people are trying to bury loved ones. She complained that people who were never part of the bereaved and deceased's lives emerge, making demands for all sorts before the burial will be allowed to take place. She revealed some of the demands made for her mother's burial and how it made her feel. She added that it is "wrong" and puts people under "unnecessary pressure". Read her post below.
Yobe community laments six months blackout
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Yobe community laments six months blackout

Residents of Nahuta Community in Potiskum Local Government Area of Yobe State have lamented six months of total blackout. Some of them, who spoke to newsmen on Tuesday, said the situation has paralysed business activities in the area and life has become unbearable within the period due to the power outage. Malam Habu Abubakar, a concerned Nahuta community member, said that they had reported the case of the only transformer supplying electricity in the area to the Yola Electricity Distribution Company, but yet no effort was made to repair or replace it. He added that, as part of communal effort, members of the community had contributed N450,000 for the repair of the transformer, but that proved abortive. “We were left in darkness and the situation is really affecting the socio-e...
Media allows people castigate Buhari, preach disunity – Lai Mohammed
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Media allows people castigate Buhari, preach disunity – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has accused some broadcast media outfits of allowing Nigerians to use their platform to castigate President Muhammadu Buhari. Mohammed disclosed this at the 75th General Assembly of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria, BON, in Kano on Thursday. He also lamented that broadcast media houses allowed some Nigerians to use their platforms to carry out divisive messages. Mohammed urged broadcast stations to ensure that their platforms are used to serve both public and national interests, rather than the interest of a few naysayers and agents of destabilization. According to Mohammed: “Today in Nigeria, some broadcast stations revel in lending their platforms to those whose stock-in-trade is to spew hate as well as angry and ...
38 persons killed by suspected Fulani militias buried in Southern Kaduna
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38 persons killed by suspected Fulani militias buried in Southern Kaduna

Thousands of wailing villagers on Thursday thronged around 38 coffins bearing the corpses of victims killed by suspected herdsmen in Madamai and Abum villages in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna state. DAILY POST recalls that about 38 persons were killed in Madamai and Abum when suspected Fulani militia stormed the villages, attacked and killed the villagers while others sustained various degrees of injuries and are receiving treatment in the hospital with houses burnt by the attackers. The Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial Zone, Senator Danjuma Laah, lamented that it is left for the people of Southern Kaduna to decide whether they want to go into extinction or not. He said, “I have witnessed too many mass burials in Southern Kaduna. There was a time we buried 134 ...
2023: Serial political leaders unwilling to relinquish power to younger Nigerians – Youth group complains
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2023: Serial political leaders unwilling to relinquish power to younger Nigerians – Youth group complains

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Indigenous Ethnic Youth Leaders of Nigeria’ (IEYLN), has lamented that political leaders in Nigeria are recycling themselves and are not ready to relinquish power to the younger ones. The group said they have observed mounting challenges faced by the nation caused by leaders who insist on perpetuating themselves in political offices while leaving a very dangerous vacuum of not integrating youth into governance. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja, the National Chairman of the group, Gonet Nensok, condemned in strong terms a situation where political parties wouldn’t focus on ideologies that move the nation forward and those that create a conducive atmosphere for citizens to live in safety but indulges in castigation. He said...
EPL: Jack Wilshere reveals why no club wants to sign him
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EPL: Jack Wilshere reveals why no club wants to sign him

Former Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere has lamented that no club wants to sign him due to his persistent injuries worries. The England star admitted training alone, with no certainty for his future, ‘sort of breaks your spirit’. Wilshere, 29, left Bournemouth at the end of last season and is yet to find new suitors in the Premier League or beyond. He has trained with Serie B side Como and has been in conversation with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta who has offered to help him get his career back on track. “I think there’s a perception and I’ve had this opinion from a few clubs: ‘Great player but an injury waiting to happen,’ Wilshere told the Under The Surface podcast. “I haven’t been injured since before lockdown and it was not a serious injury. I’ve trained every day. ...
One dies, 17 hospitalised as Cholera spreads to Abeokuta
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One dies, 17 hospitalised as Cholera spreads to Abeokuta

Again, one person was said to have died while 17 others were hospitalised as cholera spread from Magboro to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Last week, residents of Magboro, Obafemi-Owode Local Government, lamented that about 25 persons, majority of whom were Hausas, had died of cholera, a figure the State Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, debunked. It was said that the disease was spreading among commercial motorcyclists and scavengers in the area. A week after, residents of Sabo, a Hausa-populated community in Abeokuta has been hit by cholera, killing one as 17 other cases were hospitalised. The 17 cases, DAILY POST learnt, were rushed to the State Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta, for treatment. On Thursday, government officials, led by the Special Adviser to Governor Dapo...
FCTA warns owners of undeveloped lands in Abuja
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FCTA warns owners of undeveloped lands in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday in Abuja directed owners of undeveloped lands to rid their property of criminals. Chairman, Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, issued a warning to them during a clean-up operation in the city centre. The official lamented how hoodlums had converted several available spaces to hiding places. He vowed that the FCTA would ensure an end to illegalities and criminalities in the nation’s capital . Attah said most intra-city robberies were perpetrated by unscrupulous elements living in shanties. “Today we started intensive operations around the Central Business District, Wuse and Jahi Districts. “Most people in Abuja have experienced robberies and these places are where the criminals live.” At...
Osun: Residents lament as security personnel block major road ahead of APC ward executives’ inauguration
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Osun: Residents lament as security personnel block major road ahead of APC ward executives’ inauguration

Commuters and commercial transporters have accused the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of blocking and disrupting the free flow of traffic on the Gbongan-Ibadan road, Ogo-Oluwa Area, Osogbo. DAILY POST observed on Friday morning that the main access road in and out of the Osun State capital was blocked by security personnel who had been deployed heavily to the party secretariat located on the Gbongan-Ibadan road, Ogo-Oluwa, Osogbo, ahead of the inauguration of APC ward executives and stakeholders meeting prior to the local government congress slated for Saturday 4th September, 2021. The presence of armed security personnel around the APC state secretariat has instilled palpable fear on the residents and commercial drivers lamented bitterly as the security op...
Osogbo residents decry collapsed bridge, call on government for relief
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Osogbo residents decry collapsed bridge, call on government for relief

In the aftermath of the heavy downpour of Wednesday 1st September 2021 in Osogbo, residents of Lemese and Awosuru in Alekuwodo Area of the state capital have appealed to the state government to come to their aid. During the heavy downpour, a portion of the bridge which connects the community to the road linking the Gbongan-Ibadan road gave way. Residents lamented that the collapsed bridge may have been due to heavy traffic increase on the road as a result of diversion since the commencement of the Olaiya flyover in February and also because the area was always flood prone due to the stream which flows into the River Osun. A business owner in the area, Lady Gold, stated that when she opened shop in the opposite street, there used to be a man who uses the water from the stream t...
Heads to roll over 6 trillion naira misappropriation in NDDC, Buhari vows
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Heads to roll over 6 trillion naira misappropriation in NDDC, Buhari vows

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that unscrupulous Nigerians involved in the misappropriation of six trillion naira pumped into the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC would be made to cough out the missing funds. Buhari who received the Forensic Audit Report carried out on the commission lamented that over 13.777 projects awarded by those at the helms of affairs were abandoned. The President received the report through the Attorney General of the Federation AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. Buhari while receiving the report said no one indicted for shady deals in the NDDC would be spared no matter how highly placed. To demonstrate the federal government’s seriousness, the President ordered that the report be made available to the Federal Ministry ...
Nigerian Teachers Lament Non-Payment Of Salaries For 59 Cumulative Months
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Nigerian Teachers Lament Non-Payment Of Salaries For 59 Cumulative Months

According to a report by The PUNCH, some teachers in Bauchi State, numbering 52, have lamented the non-payment of their salaries by the government, with some of them being owed up to as many as 59 months. Speaking to journalists at the Ministry of Education Headquarters where they went to submit a letter demanding the payment of their salaries, the chairman of the affected workers, under the aegis of the Teachers’ Rights, Bashir Usman, described their situation as “sad and pathetic.” He said that some of their issues were inherited by the current Bala Mohammed administration from the past government, while the salaries of some of them were stopped by the current administration. “I am here with my members due to our unpaid salaries. There are series of issues, some of which are, ab...
Nigerian Politicians Order Release Of Crime Suspects Through Phone Calls – Former DSS Director Reveals
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Nigerian Politicians Order Release Of Crime Suspects Through Phone Calls – Former DSS Director Reveals

Dennis Amachree, a former Assistant Director at the Department Of State Services, on Friday, said that some Nigerian politicians create problems for the country, according to SaharaReporters. He lamented that politicians often order the release of any arrested suspects of national crime. Speaking at the 'Sunrise Daily' morning programme by Channels Television, Dennis said the political class limits the operations of intelligence operations by making orders for the release of crime suspects via phone calls. According to him, the independence of intelligence agencies including the DSS, could make security outfits more effective while discharging their constitutional roles. "The thing I know is that the intelligence community is solid in this country but what impedes them in carry...
He’ll make life harder for us – Thomas Tuchel laments Ronaldo’s move to Man United
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He’ll make life harder for us – Thomas Tuchel laments Ronaldo’s move to Man United

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that he would not want to Cristiano Ronaldo return to the Premier League. According to the German tactician, the Portugal interest would make life difficult for Chelsea if he joins either Manchester United or Manchester City. The Portugal legend Ronaldo is widely considered one of the best players of all time, and Tuchel lamented his return to the Premier League. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has told Juventus he wants to leave the club and is in advanced talks with former club Manchester United after negotiations with Manchester City broke down. “I don’t think it’s good if he plays for any of our rivals!” Tuchel told the press on Friday. If he ends up in the Premier League, it’s good for the Premier League and shows how competitive...
Niger Abduction: Islamic School Sells Land To Raise N50m Ransom
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Niger Abduction: Islamic School Sells Land To Raise N50m Ransom

The management of Salihu Tanko Islamic School, Tegina in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have sold land belonging to the school to raise the ransom for the release of the kidnapped students. It was gathered that the school sold part of its land to raise the initial N50m ransom paid to the bandits to release the children. “After paying N50m ransom in two batches, the kidnappers insisted on collecting additional N20m and six motorcycles which will cost another N3m. A part of the school land was sold to raise the N50m paid,” a source told The PUNCH. Naija News recalls that at least 200 school students were kidnapped from the Islamic school on 30th May 2021, while some of the students escaped from captivity. The bandits had earlier demanded N200million ransom for the re...
‘It’s disrespectful’ – Ronaldo Frowns at reports linking him with PSG, others
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‘It’s disrespectful’ – Ronaldo Frowns at reports linking him with PSG, others

Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has spoken on speculations linking him away from the Italian giants. The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner said that those speculations concerning his future are only but disrespect to him as an individual and as a player. Ronaldo lamented what he described as as the frivolous way his future is covered in the media, adding that it shows no respect to all the clubs involved as well as to their players and staff. The star forward said that despite all his achievements in the round-leather game, even during his trophy-laden 9 years at Real Madrid, he had a relationship of deep affection and respect for the club. He said he has retained this respect to this day, and will always cherish it, adding he is certain that the true Real Madrid fans will con...
BBNaija: I’m Not In A Relationship With You, Stop Caging Me – Boma Tells Queen
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BBNaija: I’m Not In A Relationship With You, Stop Caging Me – Boma Tells Queen

Boma, a Big Brother Naija, BBNaija Season 6 housemate has warned Queen to stop caging him. Boma issued the warning to Queen after the Saturday night party. He lamented that Queen kept taking him away from every other girl he wanted to dance with at the party, which is not cool. According to him, he is not in a relationship with her so she should stop trying to cage him. “I have to tell you now don’t pull me off from other girls when I’m dancing we are not in a relationship “I don’t want people to think I’m dating you, it is not cool stop caging me,” Boma told Queen. Meanwhile, at least one housemate will be evicted this Sunday from the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ season. Arin, Saskay, Princess, Nini and Tega are up for possible eviction today.
Southern Kaduna residents decry killings, destruction of properties by suspected Fulani militias
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Southern Kaduna residents decry killings, destruction of properties by suspected Fulani militias

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has described the attacks by suspected Fulani militias in Atyap Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State as a deliberate mass onslaught and heart wrenching destruction of ripe crops, homes and property that bears the form of genocide. The forum lamented that 20 persons were killed in a night when suspected Fulani militias stormed four villages in Chawai Chiefdom, Kauru Local Government Area (LGA), adding that the attackers crossed a bridge well manned by soldiers at Bakin Kogi market town and attacked neighboring Apiababun village in Atyap Chiefdom Zangon Kataf. The SOKAPU spokesman, Luka Binniyat, in a statement, added that they (attackers) killed a pregnant woman about to give birth, her two children and two children ...
Some Indians in Nigeria to harvest human parts – Oluwo alleges
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Some Indians in Nigeria to harvest human parts – Oluwo alleges

Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has raised an alarm on the presence of some Indian nationals in Nigeria allegedly moving around to purchase human parts. The Osun monarch claimed that the foreigners are luring some youths into the alleged crime with as much as N5 million to get human beings for their parts. Oba Akanbi, who made the revelation at a public function in Abuja, lamented that several youths have allegedly keyed into the heinous crime for the love of money, leading to sudden increase in ritual killings across the country.The monarch pleaded with parents to keep adequate watch on their children and young ones. “Ritual killings have become prevalent in Nigeria today and consume more innocent souls than Boko Haram and banditry even in world war one and two...
How I was Disqualified from Olympics on my 25th birthday -Athlete who dumped USA for Nigeria
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How I was Disqualified from Olympics on my 25th birthday -Athlete who dumped USA for Nigeria

One of the Nigerian athletes who was disqualified from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Annette Echikunwoke, has lamented that the news of her disqualification got to her officially on her 25 the birthday. Having citizenship in both the United States and Nigeria, Echikunwoke had said she chose to represent for Nigeria to get connected with her parents’ country. Echikunwoke lamented that she was heartbroken and devastated when the news got to her. Her throw of 72.07m made her the first woman to throw past 70m in the Hammer throw on Nigerian soil and broke the Nigerian and African Record when she threw a huge 75.49m in the women’s Hammer Throw at the USATF Throws Festival in Arizona to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. The PUNCH had reported that Jumper Ruth Usoro, sprinter Favour Ofil...
APC Congress: No room for imposition in Enugu – Onyeama, Chime
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APC Congress: No room for imposition in Enugu – Onyeama, Chime

As the All Progressives Congress, APC, begins its elective congresses, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, assured on Sunday that no one will be imposed on the party members at any level in Enugu State. DAILY POST reported that the party had rolled out a time table for the conduct of congresses, with the ward election coming first, after which the localg and the State elections would follow. At a meeting he convened on Sunday for members of the party in Enugu West Senatorial Zone, Onyeama said the decision of the people would be respected. The minister, who lamented that crisis had crippled the party for years, said this was the time to get it right It is important we have unity of purpose, we have our individual ambitions, it is expected, but it shoul...
“Our brothers and sisters are dying everyday” – Fear grips Nigerians in Libya over ‘mysterious’ deaths of compatriots
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“Our brothers and sisters are dying everyday” – Fear grips Nigerians in Libya over ‘mysterious’ deaths of compatriots

Fear has gripped Nigerians living in Libya following the alleged deaths of some Nigerians under 'mysterious' circumstances.   It was gathered that two young men died last week. Before that, a woman identified as Tina and some others passed away.   On Tuesday, June 29, one Yemi took to a Nigerians in Libya Facebook group to announce the death of yet another young Nigerian woman identified as Sukurat Blessing.   Following the latest incident, Nigerians started lamenting over the deaths of their compatriots in the North African country.   "Chai oh God, the death toll in Libya now is something else. Our Nigerian brothers and sisters are dying every single day. What is really happening?" one Precious Osas Igbineweka, lamented.   "My legs ar...
IPPIS has made us poorer – SSANU president laments
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IPPIS has made us poorer – SSANU president laments

The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Haruna Ibrahim, at the weekend, lamented, that the introduction of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by the Federal Government has made members poorer. Comrade Ibrahim, who stated this at the maiden North-East zonal executive meeting and workshop with the theme: “Team Building for Effective Service Delivery and Strategic Position for Influencing the Influencer”, held at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, declared that with the introduction of IPPIS members’ salaries had been mutilated and fractured, making them poorer now than before. He further lamented that members of the association are not only suffering but also relegated in terms of welfare...
Over 20,000 APC members renounce party in Kwara
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Over 20,000 APC members renounce party in Kwara

Over 20,000 card carrying members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State denounced the party on Saturday. Addressing newsmen in Ilorin, at the launch of a new political platform tagged “The Third Force”, spokesman of the defectors, Abdulfatai Abdulrahman, APC Kwara Central Senatorial Chairman, said, “The new party will be unveiled in due course as soon as possible.” He said the lingering crisis in the APC in the state has reached its climax, adding, “As you are all aware, Kwara state APC has been enmeshed in one crisis or the other almost immediately after the party’s primary, stretching into the campaign period and lingering up to date.” Abdulfatai lamented that “It is disheartening, shameful and preposterous that Kwara APC, cannot manage its success even at halfti...
“Not every disabled person is a beggar” – Mobility challenged entrepreneur laments over how people with disabilities are treated in Nigeria
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“Not every disabled person is a beggar” – Mobility challenged entrepreneur laments over how people with disabilities are treated in Nigeria

A mobility challenged Nigerian entrepreneur and Disability Advocate, Fatimah Aderohunmu, has lamented over how people with disablities are treated like beggars. Fatimah, who was diagnosed with Muscular dystrophy in 2018 took to Facebook on Saturday, May 29, to express her displeasure and also educate people on how to treat the physically disabled. She wrote; Am not sharing this for sympathy but I just wanna enlighten some people towards the way they treat people with disabilities. The first thing people notice is the wheelchair. the first thing they see is the disability not the strength or ability in every disability. I could remember during last year I went for my jamb exam,I was asked to stay somewhere downstair because I couldn't climb stairs with my wheelchair and thi...
Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Catechist, two Others in Nasarawa
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Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Catechist, two Others in Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders have killed a catechist identified as Sydney Shirsha and two others at Amudu village in Giza chiefdom, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. It was gathered that the suspected gunmen, who were armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed Amudu, a Tiv village in Giza Development Area, at midnight on Saturday, May 15. According to Daily Trust, several others sustained various degrees of gunshot injury during the attack. It was learnt that hundreds of locals had fled the area following the attack. The president of the Tiv Development Association (TIDA) in Nasarawa State, Comrade Peter Ahemba, who confirmed the incident, lamented constant attacks on his people.  
Insecurity: Imo residents groan over sudden hike in prices of goods
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Insecurity: Imo residents groan over sudden hike in prices of goods

Residents of Imo State have lamented the sudden increase in prices of commodities, calling on the government to wade into the crisis. Some residents who spoke in a radio phone-in program aired by Oziza FM in Owerri, the state capital, blamed it on the sellers who, according to them, inflated prices to make outrageous profits. A sachet water distributor pointed out some reasons which led to the increase. He said the materials used in producing the bottles and sachets have become costly and scarce in the market, causing an increase in the cost of production. “If the cost of materials keeps skyrocketing, we will be left with no option than to increase the price of sachet water which is currently 200 to 300naira per bag,” he stated. The distributor who declined mentioning his name ...
Serie A: Nigerian Striker Laments after Ronaldo Refuses to Swap Shirt with him
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Serie A: Nigerian Striker Laments after Ronaldo Refuses to Swap Shirt with him

  Nigeria International, Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo has lamented Cristiano Ronaldo’s refusal to exchange shirts with him after Crotone’s Serie A game with Juventus. Simeon, simply called Simy, who plays for Crotone, said he was disappointed after the Portuguese super star turned down his offer to swap shirts. The Super Eagles star wanted to have Ronaldo’s shirt but the former Real Madrid star gave the jersey to his compatriot Pedro Pereira. Simy said he is now looking forward to having the shirts of Argentinian superstar, Lionel Messi and that of Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski. “I tried to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he gave it to Pedro Pereira who is Portuguese like him,” the Nigerian was quoted by Tribuna. “I would like those of Messi...
Benue Killings: Governor Ortom sees the problem of others and not his – Presidency
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Benue Killings: Governor Ortom sees the problem of others and not his – Presidency

The Presidency has fired back at Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State after he called out President Buhari over the killing of some people in an IDP camp in the state on April 27. Governor Ortom who angrily reacted to the killing, accused President Buhari of "just working for Fulanis to take over the whole country." The Governor also lamented that no fewer than 70 people have been killed in the last two weeks in three local governments in the Benue State. He said at that time; “What is happening now, to me, is very clear; Mr President is just working for these Fulanis to take over the whole country. “His body language is what is being played out. The body language, the action and inaction of Mr. President shows that he is only the President of Fulani people; I have known this...
I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu
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I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday April 29, said he is angered and troubled by terror attacks in different parts of the country. Tinubu, in series of tweets, lamented that the attacks had caused many to disparage the military and security forces. He pointed out that as Nigerians, we must never surrender to the fearful temptation to blame one another His tweets read ''Like all decent Nigerians, I am angered and troubled by the terror and cruelty being visited upon the people of Borno, Yobe, Benue, Niger, Imo and other parts of the nation. These attacks have caused many to disparage our military and security forces. This we must not do. Valiant men and women serve in our security forces, risking their lives to protect us. ...
Ondo State Govt Retrieves Three Vehicles From Former Deputy Governor
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Ondo State Govt Retrieves Three Vehicles From Former Deputy Governor

The Ondo State Government has retrieved three vehicles in the custody of the immediate past Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi. The vehicles include a Toyota Landcruiser Jeep, V8, 2019 model and two Toyota Hilux vans also of 2019 model. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, April 26, said while efforts are on to recover any other remaining vehicle(s) still in possession of the former Deputy Governor, Government expresses gratitude to the security agencies, especially the Police, for the most-needed intervention. The development comes almost two weeks after the State Govt asked the police to prevail on  Ajayi, to return government vehicles in his possession two months after his exit from office. ...
Arteta: I’ve Had Enough of VAR
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Arteta: I’ve Had Enough of VAR

Mikel Arteta lamented another VAR decision that went against his side as Arsenal were denied a penalty via a contentious call during their 1-0 home defeat to Everton. An error from Bernd Leno saw the Gunners slip to a frustrating loss on an evening where home fans marched on the Emirates Stadium to protest against the club's owners. The action on the pitch did not rival the pre-match protests, which included fireworks that were missing for large parts of the match itself. Arsenal were awarded a penalty in the second period when Dani Ceballos went to ground after a challenge from Richarlison but the decision was overturned after a VAR check ruled Nicolas Pepe was offside in the build-up. "This has been building up. Enough is enough. Today I have had enough," said an irate Artet...
Can a Girl just Get Some Good ‘D’ with no Complications? – Toke Makinwa Laments
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Can a Girl just Get Some Good ‘D’ with no Complications? – Toke Makinwa Laments

Media personality, Toke Makinwa has lamented over not being able to find a man without complications. Toke in tweets she shared, insinuated that some of the men that come her way are either "ugly, got some baby mama drama, fighting some financial demons, spiritual too. Married or unsure of his status". She tweeted; Can a girl just get some good “D” with no complications, likeeeeeeeeee!!!! Three always has to be one nut unscrewed yhoooooo. If he ain’t ugly, got some baby mama drama, fighting some financial demons, spiritual too. Married or unsure of his status, (he might be single but someone somewhere is dating him), there has to be some unfinished business!!! Fix it Lord Once you hear “it’s complicated” after you’ve asked a question, your head starts spinning into diff...
The CEO of HighTunes Records robbed in Ghana
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The CEO of HighTunes Records robbed in Ghana

Precious Ekwueme, the Chief Executive Officer of HighTunes Records, has lamented about his recent robbery and burglary attack in the city of Accra, Ghana. Mr. Ekwueme was lodged at Pearl in the City Apartments housing Capitol Restaurant. On the night when he was to leave Accra, armed robbers got into his room through the window and carted away with his things, leaving just his international passport with him. According to him, the CCTV showed that the armed robbers had been standing by the window for sometime, waiting for their chance. “The security system was poor,” he said. “They were sleeping. So much negligence from their part.” He has sued the management of the apartment and he claims they have threatened him. “Even the girl that is there, they tried to beat her when t...
Woman’s teeth allegedly knocked out by her husband
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Woman’s teeth allegedly knocked out by her husband

A woman's teeth was knocked out and her gum was bleeding after she was allegedly hit by her husband. Humanitarian, Yolanda George-David shared a photo of the woman's disfigured face but lamented that most times she tries to help domestic abuse victims by referring them to DSVRT (Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team), they end up running, thereby preventing justice. She added that it's important for abuse victims to follow through on the case so that the abuser will be prevented from harming someone else.
Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1
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Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have concluded plans to embark on an indefinite strike on Thursday, April 1. The strike will be coming on the heels of the expiration of the 60-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government on January 25 for the payment of arrears of salaries of house officers across the country and the review of hazard allowance, among other demands. According to members of the association, since the pandemic began in 2020, it has lost 17 doctors, whose families and loved ones are yet to benefit from the Death in Service Insurance Scheme. A statement released in Abuja by the President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, after NARD’s extra-ordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday, March 28, reads in part “The NEC obs...
Zamfara NUJ shopping complex set ablaze by thugs
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Zamfara NUJ shopping complex set ablaze by thugs

Unknown arsonists on Tuesday evening attacked and set ablaze the shopping complex of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zamfara State Council secretariat, located at Gusau, the state capital. According to the shop owners, suspected thugs stormed the press center and started vandalising one of the shops and later poured petrol on the plastic items in the shop and lit it with lighter. “The arsonists chased away the shop operators and others who were trying to put off the fire. The arsonists waited until the shop was engulfed with fire before leaving. “They chased us away from our shops and made sure that the shop they targeted was set ablaze and engulfed in the inferno before they left. “Before we knew it, more than four other shops had gone up in flames,” they lamented. O...
“Had no Manager, no Team, for 2 Years” – Wizkid Signee Terri Laments
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“Had no Manager, no Team, for 2 Years” – Wizkid Signee Terri Laments

Wizkid’s signee Terri, has called on God to save him, after he revealed the ideal he faced in the music industry in the past 2 years. In a post and delete tweet on Twitter, Terri lamented that he had no manager “ for two years straight” in his music career. Terri alleged that he had no plans, no manager, no team for “2 years straight”, as he thanked his new talent manager Osagie and others for helping him since last May 2020. He tweeted; “God save Terri, for 2 years straight, had no manager no team, no plans nothing to follow. Grateful for @iamtheosagie and @TheMosesJohson for starting my first steps last May 2020” Meanwhile, Terri’s tweet has caused lots of mixed reactions as Twitter users are currently blasting Wizkid for not pushing Terri enough, while others defends...
Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Gumi, meets with over 500 bandits in Zamfara, appeals to them to repent (photos)
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Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Gumi, meets with over 500 bandits in Zamfara, appeals to them to repent (photos)

Popular Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Dr. Ahmad Gumi, has met with some notorious bandits in Zamfara State and has appealed to them to repent and stop their nefarious activities.   Zamfara state has recorded several attacks from bandits. Recall that after the Kankara school boys were abducted, they were moved to Zamfara state where the negotiation for their release took place before they were returned to Katsina state.     heik GSahara Reporters reports that Sumi began his peace moves with visits to the hideouts of bandits terrorizing Zaria-Giwa roads as well as Birnin Gwari area in Kaduna State earlier in the year.     Speaking during the meeting, top armed commanders of the bandit groups, Kachalla Turji of Shinkafi and Kachalla Muha...
Rapist Should be Imprisoned for Life – ASUU
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Rapist Should be Imprisoned for Life – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has advocated life imprisonment for convicted rapists. The body said such a penalty would curb the criminal act. ASUU Chairman, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Dr Dipo Akomolafe, said this on Thursday. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Okitipupa that rape cases were rising because the government was not enforcing the Criminal Code. The code recommends life imprisonment for convicted rapists and 14 years for attempted rape. He said the punishment “is enough to create fear in the minds of potential perpetrators if only the government can enforce the law”. Akomolafe stated that rape should not be tolerated in a decent society. He lamented that most of the victims “are killed by the...
Our Plight is Pathetic, We are Only Existing not Living – Zamfara Pensioners
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Our Plight is Pathetic, We are Only Existing not Living – Zamfara Pensioners

Pensioners in Zamfara State have described the funds they receive as pension as paltry compared to other states of the federation. Some of the pensioners who spoke to our correspondent said that they are only existing and not living, following the rate of inflation in the country. Investigations show that past governors in the state have never given pensioners their welfare based on policy but on personal decision. Our correspondent gathered that twenty-five years after the creation of Zamfara State between, no government in the state has ever reviewed the pension and welfare package of pensioners. According to one Ibrahim Jibril, a pensioner who spoke to our reporter, “if you go to either the state or local government pension board, one’s eyes would be filled with hot ...
“I am up for a Peaceful Protest” – Mercy Aigbe Laments the Death of Uwa Omozuwa
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“I am up for a Peaceful Protest” – Mercy Aigbe Laments the Death of Uwa Omozuwa

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe has lamented the death of UNIBEN undergraduate, Uwa Omozuwa, who was raped and killed in a church. The brutal rape and murder of Uwa Omozuwa, has been condemned by Nigerians all over the country. The victim was said to have been raped on Friday 29th May near Ikpoba Hill in Benin City, at her church, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). According to reports gathered, the deceased had gone to the church to read as she prepared for the possible school resumption after months of staying at home as a result of the lockdown order. The perpetrators were said to have attacked her at the RCCG Ohovbe road branch, raped and smashed her head with a fire extinguisher, leaving her for dead. Reacting to the killing, Mercy Aigbe announced her readiness ...
PFN wants FG to heed calls for restructuring
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PFN wants FG to heed calls for restructuring

As Nigerians celebrate Democracy Day, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has called on Federal Government not to ignore calls by well-meaning Nigerians to restructure the country and its internal security. The body also called on Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to fight corruption, strengthen the judiciary and maintain stable democracy. In a telephone interview with The Guardian, PFN’s President, Rev. (Dr.) Felix Omobude said anti-corruption institutions in the country should be keen in fighting corruption and ensure that Nigeria becomes a decent society. He also wants the Nigeria police to be well equipped to fight modern day crimes. Omobude, who is also the General Superintendent of New Covenant Gospel Church in Benin City, Edo State, said until elec...
Kaduna Health Workers Threaten Strike over 25 Percent Salary Deduction
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Kaduna Health Workers Threaten Strike over 25 Percent Salary Deduction

The Congress of Health Workers’ Unions and Associations, Kaduna State chapter, has given the State government an ultimatum to refund their 25 percent salary that was cut. They also tasked the government to provide them with Personal Protective Equipment. The union said failure by the State government to meet the demand, they will be left with no option than to take all the necessary actions within the labour laws. The workers stated this in a communique issued at the end of their joint meeting. It was signed by the leaders of associations of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Kaduna State Council, Medical Association of Nigeria, Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy and AMLSN Kaduna Branch. The communique said, “We reject in its entirety the deduction of 25% of heal...
Enugu Records 3 new Cases as Widow Smuggles Husband’s Corpse from Lagos
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Enugu Records 3 new Cases as Widow Smuggles Husband’s Corpse from Lagos

The Enugu State Government, Monday night, confirmed three new cases of coronavirus. Among the new cases is a widow from Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the State who smuggled the late husband’s corpse into the State from Lagos for burial. This brings the total number of cases in the Coal City State to 15. So far, all the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State have active travel cases, which occurred while the interstate travel ban had been imposed. Confirming the development, Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, the State’s Commissioner for Health, lamented that people had continued to defy the ban. The Commissioner also confirmed that two other patients receiving treatment have tested negative to the virus. His statement read, “ 2 more COVID-19 patients in Enugu test negative, a...
Court to hear Hausa community suit against Wike over seizure of cows, trucks
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Court to hear Hausa community suit against Wike over seizure of cows, trucks

A Port Harcourt Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has fixed the 1st of June to hear a suit filed by the Northern Community in Rivers State against Governor Nyesom Wike, over the seizure of cows and truck from Adamawa State.   The Northern Community are, however, demanding the sum of N100,000,000 as compensation for the arrest of their kinsmen who were in the state on a business trip alongside their cows and trucks. Justice E.O. Obile fixed the date to allow the plaintiff to put Gov Wike on notice over the case. Counsel for the arrested Northerners, Eze Kpaniku, claimed that the Wike erred in arresting the Northerners, adding that they had waivers from the Federal Government. Eze Kpaniku also lamented that both his clients and their cows have been arrested and ...
Lockdown: We Can’t Party Even If We Have Cloths, Jaywon Laments
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Lockdown: We Can’t Party Even If We Have Cloths, Jaywon Laments

Nigerian singer Jaywon has lamented the continuous lockdown of the nation as a precaution against the pandemic ravaging nations. Taking his lamentation to his official Twitter handle on Friday, 24th April, the Gbon Gbon Gbon’ crooner lamented not being able to party even when there are clothes to be worn. He said: “We can’t party even if we have cloths.” We can’t party even if we have cloths — Ājé Daddy (@JAYWONJUWONLO) April 24, 2020
Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ Now Most Streamed African Album On Spotify
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Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ Now Most Streamed African Album On Spotify

Nigerian singer, Burna Boy Award-winning Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has bagged himself a new title courtesy of his latest album, African Giant. The album has now become the most-streamed African album on Spotify, with over 200 million streams to its credit. This makes it the first African album to achieve such feat on the online streaming platform. The body of work was released in 2019 after a drama the artiste stirred up following his Coachella call-up. He had lamented that his name was written in small fonts, whereas he was an African Giant. An act that birthed the album.   View this post on Instagram   This one is for the continent ? #AFRICANGIANT A post shared ...
Nigerian army detains wife and children of soldier who absconded with N400m
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Nigerian army detains wife and children of soldier who absconded with N400m

The family of Ayo Oluwaniyi, the wife of one of the soldiers, who allegedly stole N400m they were escorting, has lamented the arrest and detention of the woman and her three children by the Nigerian Army in Ondo State.   According to reports, 37-year-old Ayo and her children were arrested after her husband, Gabriel, was identified as one of the five soldiers alleged to have stolen the money they were escorting from Sokoto to Kaduna.   A family member, who spoke to Punch on condition of anonymity, said Ayo and her children were being detained at the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Barracks, Akure.  She stated that they had been denied access to family members, adding that the family was worried about Ayo and her children’s state of health.   Five soldiers were c...
Lady Kills Her Step-Grandson To Punish Her Step-Daughter
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Lady Kills Her Step-Grandson To Punish Her Step-Daughter

One Grace Jacob Maisamari has been arrested for killing her 4-year-old step-grandson, Rise Micah, in Nasarawa state. According to SunNews, on June 27, 2019, the suspect tied Micah up and threw him into a well, over the hatred she has for her stepdaughter, Miracle Micah, who is Ritse’s mother. Grace got married to Miracle’s dad, Kapechi Micah, in 2004 after the death of her mother. However, ever since the marriage was contracted, Grace and Miracle have always had disagreements. “I decided to kill the innocent boy due to the attitude of his mother. I don’t know what came over me but the mother of this boy is the major problem in my marriage. . She has stolen my joy since I got married to her father, it has been from one problem to another,” she lamented after her arrest....

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