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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....
‘Accept your failure and seek help from other well-meaning Nigerians’ – PDP reacts to Obasanjo’s new letter to Buhari
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‘Accept your failure and seek help from other well-meaning Nigerians’ – PDP reacts to Obasanjo’s new letter to Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s open letter to President Buhari on the insecurity has vindicated the party’s position.   Obasanjo, on Monday in another open letter to President Buhari, lamented about the state of the nation, while calling for urgent actions to tackle Nigeria’s challenges.   Reacting, the PDP in a statement signed by Kola Ologbodiyan National Publicity Secretary, on Monday, described Obasanjo’s open letter as patriotic and prove that President Buhari has failed as the nation’s chief security officer. The statement read: “The party notes that President Obasanjo’s letter reechoes its numerous caution against the violations, insensitivity, impunity, vindictiveness, divisiveness, intolerance and dangerous s...
Heavy Rainfall Destroys 40 Houses In Kebbi
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Heavy Rainfall Destroys 40 Houses In Kebbi

Alhaji Garba Salihu, Chairman of Dandi Local Government Area of Kebbi, on Thursday said no fewer than 40 houses and a secondary school were destroyed by torrential rain in the area. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Salihu said that the incident happened on Monday when heavy rain, with strong wind blew up the houses and rendered the victims helpless. “As soon as I received the report, I rushed to the area to see what happened and commiserated with the victims. “It was a sad scene because family members of over 40 households were dislodged by the heavy rain, even the roofing of the Shiko Secondary School in the area was gone,’’ he lamented. Salihu explained that his council assisted the victims with some cash and immediately compiled the list of those affected and sent to the...
Sarkodie Betrayed Me And I’m Hurt – Strongman Cries Out
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Sarkodie Betrayed Me And I’m Hurt – Strongman Cries Out

Former Sarkcess Music signee, Strongman has lamented over how Sarkodie axed his verse from his “Odo” track and replaced with Ebony’s on the main track. Strongman in an interview with DJ Advisor on Happy FM’s Ayekoo Drive lamented; “It was during Ebony’s funeral that he knew Sarkodie and Ebony worked on the project together at an earlier time. “He sang the song there and I realized he featured her. “I didn’t know Ebony was on the song earlier and Sarkodie gave it to me as a gift. I was sure I was definitely the one he was going to feature on it. “I am hurt if I say I am not then I am telling lies Because I didn’t know ebony was on the song earlier and Sarkodie gave it to me”. Strongman revealed that he will also release the same song with his verse on it. This comes after ...
Nigeria worse off than in 1993 — MKO Abiola’s son
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Nigeria worse off than in 1993 — MKO Abiola’s son

Abdulmumuni, son of the late Chief MKO Abiola, has bemoaned the lack of progress in the country since 1993. Speaking on the June 12 (Democracy Day) the late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola’s son lamented that the education and health sectors had collapsed. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill, making June 12 a public holiday in the country. It also becomes the country’s official Democracy Day, replacing May 29, which hitherto was a public holiday. The President took the decision to honour the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, MKO Abiola. But Abdulmumuni said June 12 should be a day of national sober reflection for Nigerians as the “people are getting poorer and the poverty rate is increasing”.
‘There Shall Be No War’ – Ooni Declares
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‘There Shall Be No War’ – Ooni Declares

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has expressed optimism that peace will reign in the country. The monarch spoke at the grand-finale of the World Ifa Festival held in his palace on Sunday, in Ile-Ife. According to him, the Ifa Festival signaled the beginning of a new calendar year. “I’m happy that our culture is still thriving despite stiff opposition, the thought of many is that, we do not believe in God. “Ifa corpus is the bedrock of life because no mortal can survive on this planet earth without leaves and herbs. “We are not in contention with anybody simply because we know that God is Supreme and He will not share His glory with anybody,” he said. He said the message of this year’s festival revolved around peace. “The message is simply that: In this year; we w...
Police are doing Nothing – Family of Murdered LUTH Doctor Cries out
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Police are doing Nothing – Family of Murdered LUTH Doctor Cries out

Family of Stephen Urueye, the murdered LUTH doctor who was stabbed to death by hoodlums, has alleged that the Police are not taking further action on the case. In an interview with City Round, an elder sister of the deceased, Mrs Amina Wahab, lamented that about seven weeks after the 25-year-old doctor was cruelly killed, the police had not called to update them on investigation into the murder. She said: “We have not heard anything from the police. They have not contacted the family at all. We don’t know what happened to the suspects they arrested. We don’t know whether they have been released or not. “It is almost two months now, no information from the police; no justice. At least, we deserve to know what is happening. The bandits stabbed him near his private parts which...
Gunmen storm Daura, kidnap Father-In-Law to President Buhari’s ADC
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Gunmen storm Daura, kidnap Father-In-Law to President Buhari’s ADC

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, last night May 1st, stormed Daura, the village of President Buhari, kidnapping the father-in-law to the President’s ADC. According to reports, the gunmen who rode in a Peugeot 406, stormed the village and were shooting sporadically into the air. They abducted the victim Musa Umar who is said to be the Magajin Garin Daura shortly after observing  his Maghrib prayer. The traditional ruler who is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the Aide de Camp, ADC, to President Muhammadu Buhari, was a retired customs comptroller. The state police command says it is on the trail of the kidnappers. In January 2019, the Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, lamented that the state was under siege by bandits, armed robbers and ...
How Buhari “arm-twisted” INEC in Presidential Election Result – Uche Secondus
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How Buhari “arm-twisted” INEC in Presidential Election Result – Uche Secondus

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus has accused President Buhari and the Federal Government of arm-twisting the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, into tampering with the result of the presidential and National Assembly elections which held on February 23, 2019. He made this known at the PDP headquarters in Abuja while addressing a press conference entitled “Do we still have a government?” Uche Secondus lamented the handling of the nation by President Buhari which he says has caused the country more harm than good. He said: “The apparent incompetence of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the handling of affairs of governance has continued to take a huge toll on the nation. The security situation has been such that prominent Nigerian clerics have be...
Smugglers threaten CBN’s rice intervention, say processors
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Smugglers threaten CBN’s rice intervention, say processors

Rice processors in Nigeria have raised the alarm that the Federal Government’s financing policy through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is under treat of failing from the activities of rice smugglers. Addressing reporters on the threat in Abuja over the weekend, Chairman of Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN) Alhaji Muhammed Abubakar lamented that over 1 million metric tons of rice (about 20,000,000 bags of 50kg or 34,000 trucks of rice) have been smuggled into the country in the last three months. Abubakar said: “Nigeria currently loses huge revenues, foreign exchange and jobs to this menace of smuggling while Nigeria rice processing companies are shutting down because of their inability to gain market access and more painfully millions of small-holder farmers are stuck...
Herdsmen planning to wipe out our people – Middle Belt group alleges
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Herdsmen planning to wipe out our people – Middle Belt group alleges

The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has alleged that there is a deliberate agenda poised at dispossessing the natives of the Middle Belt region of their ancestral lands by armed Fulani herdsmen. The forum observed that while local Fulani herdsmen known in the area continue to live in peace with native communities, the armed Fulani herdsmen Militia has continued to visit communities with deaths and massive destructions without attempt by security forces to apprehend and prosecute them. Dr. Bitrus Pogu, National President, Middle Belt Forum, MBF, in a press statement said, “Communities in the Middle Belt Region seem to be suffering from a deliberate agenda poised at dispossessing the natives of their ancestral lands. “While local Fulani herdsmen known to the area continue to live in peace w...
How Solskjaer Blasted Man Utd Squad for Playing ‘Mourinho’s style’ After Wolves Defeat
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How Solskjaer Blasted Man Utd Squad for Playing ‘Mourinho’s style’ After Wolves Defeat

Manchester United interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, laid into his players after their FA Cup ended at Molineux last weekend. Solskjaer was unhappy with his side’s display, in the 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Wolves on Saturday night. Speaking to reporters after the game, the Norwegian admitted it was “the poorest since I’ve come here”. He also lamented the side’s lack of speed and intensity with the ball, stating: “Our possession wasn’t bright enough and quick enough.” But according to the UK Sun, United’s players felt the full force of Solskjaer’s wrath in the dressing room. It is claimed he criticized their display with similar remarks, accusing stars of going back to the early days of the campaign under Jose Mourinho. Solskjaer furiously told stars to analyse their di...
Herdsmen strike in Benue, kill 16, set 30 houses ablaze
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Herdsmen strike in Benue, kill 16, set 30 houses ablaze

No fewer than sixteen people have been killed in a fresh attack on three communities in the Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen. The suspected herdsmen, who were said to have invaded the communities on Saturday, shot indiscriminately and killed 16 people before setting over 30 houses on fire. The Chairman of Gwer West Local Government, Francis Ayagan, confirmed the attack to newsmen on Monday. He said, “Sixteen people were killed by militia herders in Tse Tuma, Chiachia and Tse Targu communities and neighbouring villages, all in Gwer West.” Also confirming the attack, the sub-sector Commander of the Operation Whirl Stroke in charge of Gwer West, Flying Officer Mohammed Abubakar, said it was a reprisal for cows that were allegedly rustled on Frid...
Italian Lady with a Nigerian mother complains about being a victim of racism
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Italian Lady with a Nigerian mother complains about being a victim of racism

A beautiful woman whose dad was Sicilian and her mum Nigerian, has lamented the fact that racism still exists and she's been a victim. The biracial woman's story was shared via a Twitter handle @mixdgrlproblems. The handle highlights the struggles of biracial people, especially those who feel they neither belong here nor there because they are neither fully accepted by the whites nor the blacks. Sharing photos of the Nigerian-Italian lady as a kid with both her mum and dad, they wrote: “My mum is Nigerian, dad was Sicilian, unfortunately racism still exists, I have lived in Italy since childhood & I am 100% Italian. I’m used to being called “negra” and hearing I’m not Italian. But Nigeria? I’ve never even been there.”
Gunmen Kill 4 NDLEA Officers in Ondo State
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Gunmen Kill 4 NDLEA Officers in Ondo State

Four National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA officers in Ondo State have been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be drug dealers. The incident reportedly occurred over the weekend while the deceased were on duty at a checkpoint in the state, Daily Post reports. According to a source, the gunmen armed with AK 47 rifles came on motorcycles and shot four NDLEA officers and as well set ablaze the agency’s Toyota Hilux. “The NDLEA officers were five in number at the check point but one of them escaped and their rifles were taken away,” the source said. The source further confirmed that the bodies of the NDLEA officials were found by some farmers in the early hours of the day. “When their bodies were discovered, their guns were not found with them. “Our society is no more saf...
President Buhari Deeply Disappointed By INEC, Flies Back To Abuja After Election Postponement
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President Buhari Deeply Disappointed By INEC, Flies Back To Abuja After Election Postponement

President INEC has regretted the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Recall that INEC had announced the postponement a few hours before the election this morning, upsetting the plans of many Nigerians. The President lamented that, despite giving all the necessary support to INEC, the exercise was postponed just hours to voting and after Nigerians had taken the pains to travel to vote. “I am deeply disappointed that despite the long notice given and our preparations both locally and internationally, the Independent National Electoral Commission postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections within hours of its commencement,” Buhari said in a statement he signed...
I Regret Voting For Buhari In 2015 – K Solo
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I Regret Voting For Buhari In 2015 – K Solo

Music producer, K-Solo says he regrets voting for Buhari in 2015. The ace producer made this known via a series of tweets on Twitter where he lamented about the moribund state of the nation and how the President has not been able to make Nigerians happy since he took over in 2015. I REGRET THAT I VOTED FOR @MBuhari I thought with him things will be a lot different ,so much believed in him that I campaigned for him here and off here. I knw it’s not only my vote that put him there, but my vote was counted for him and that’s a mistake I’ll forever live with. EFCC – Magu NFIU- Hamman-Tukur Police- Mohammed DSS- Bichi NIA- Ahmed AGF – Malami Appeal Court – Bulkachuwa High Court – Abdul Kafarati Supreme Court – Tanko The entire judiciary is in the hands of a section of the countr...
Two Powerful Presidential Aides Are Holding My Husband And Nigeria Hostage – Aisha Buhari
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Two Powerful Presidential Aides Are Holding My Husband And Nigeria Hostage – Aisha Buhari

On Tuesday, wife of the President, Aisha Buhari lamented that two powerful personalities have constituted themselves as a cog in the wheel of speedy development of the country. Aisha Buhari, who spoke at a conference organized by Project 4+4 in Abuja, however, did not mention the names of the powerful persons. The First Lady explained that the government had achieved a lot but could have achieved more or even achieved all it had planned for in one year but for two people in government who will never allow things to move fast. She said that she was disappointed in men who rather than fight these two men, go to them in the night begging for favours. ”I have realized that Senator Babafemi Ojodu, Special Adviser, political, to the President, and Dr. Hajo Sani, and wife of the V...
Emir Sanusi Laments, Says Nigeria Is Poor
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Emir Sanusi Laments, Says Nigeria Is Poor

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has again lamented saying Nigeria is a poor country and only a few people are rich. The Emir spoke at a book launch -- “From Frying Pan to Fire”, written by the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi in Abuja. The emir lamented that the richest man in Africa is from Nigeria and ironically, the country “is also the poverty capital of the world”. According to him, that contradiction was typical of the world the country created. H e said: “If you come to Abuja Airport, it is filled with private jets. If you land in Abuja you will think Nigeria is a very rich country. We have beautiful roads and bridges; we have everything in Abuja. Go to the rural areas and see the large number of Nigerians there. It is a completely different...
Nigerians Are Frustrated, Says Obasanjo
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Nigerians Are Frustrated, Says Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday lamented the state of the nation, saying that many Nigerians are “disillusioned and hopelessly frustrated.” He equally hinted that Nigeria ought to have ceased to exist owing to “many mistakes that have been made, but God did not allow such calamity to befall the country”. Obasanjo spoke yesterday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, when the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka, was formally presented to him alongside other candidates of the party ahead of the 2019 elections. According to him, God did not create Nigeria to be a failed country, rather one of the leading countries among comity of nations. The Ota-farmer said the country ...
Details of Buhari’s meeting with APC Reps emerge
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Details of Buhari’s meeting with APC Reps emerge

Details of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with members of the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday, have emerged. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting lasted for about one and half hours, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking to newsmen, Musa Soba, representing Soba constituency in Kaduna state, said they were summoned by the president to present their complaints arising from the conduct of the APC primaries. He disclosed that the aggrieved members who were denied the opportunity to re-contest for their seats in 2019 general elections were over 70. Soba revealed that they appealed to President Buhari to use his good office to intervene in what they described as impunity exhibited by some state ...
Osun Rerun: PDP Rejects Results, Says It’s Black Day For Nigeria
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Osun Rerun: PDP Rejects Results, Says It’s Black Day For Nigeria

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party met in Abuja on Thursday over the conduct of the rerun governorship election in Osun State. While rejecting it, the party also said that the Thursday election was one of the worst days in the history of Nigeria. It described the election as a black day for the nation. The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, spoke at an emergency meeting after the meeting of members of the PDP National Working Committee. He lamented that Osun State was put under siege and the citizens’ right trampled upon by security agents, whom he said were backed by both the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission officials. He expressed concern that if what took place in Osun State was what wo...
University Student Commits Suicide After Drinking Sniper… His Reason Is Shocking (Photo)
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University Student Commits Suicide After Drinking Sniper… His Reason Is Shocking (Photo)

A young student of the Niger Delta University in Bayelsa state died after reportedly drinking Sniper upon discovering that he had about four carryovers A Facebook user identified as Deborah Aduba, has taken to the social networking platform to share some photos and the story of a student of the Niger Delta University in Bayelsa state, who died after reportedly committing suicide. According to multiple online reports, the student identified as Aduba Daniel, took his own life after he discovered that he had carried over in his courses. It was gathered that he drank a whole bottle of sniper insecticide. He was rushed to the Tantua hospital in Amassoma (Bayelsa), and was said to have passed away as the insecticide damaged important parts of his intestines. Heartbroken sister to the...
Mikel Obi Dad Suffers Second Kidnap
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Mikel Obi Dad Suffers Second Kidnap

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has lamented over the security situation in Nigeria after his father was kidnapped for the second time in seven years. Pa Michael Obi was abducted by unknown men last week but has been rescued by the Police in Enugu state after a gun battle had ensued between the two groups. It is the second time Pa Obi has been kidnapped, with the first taking place in August 2011 while his son played for Chelsea. “For the second time I’ve had to live with the fears of losing my father and it is very scary,” he told BBC Sport. “Today it’s my dad but tomorrow it could be someone else which makes it very scary.” The 31-year old, who led the national team to the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, had earlier revealed that he got the news of his father k...

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