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Senate faults Saipem over alleged violation of Local Content Act on Gas project
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Senate faults Saipem over alleged violation of Local Content Act on Gas project

The Senate Committee on Local Content on Thursday in Abuja berated Saipem Contracting Nigeria Limited over alleged violation of Local Content Act on the execution of Train-7 Gas Project in the country. The committee, chaired by Senator Taslim Folarin (APC Oyo Central), had sought explanation over an alleged award of higher percentage of contracts to foreign companies for supply of steels, rods, among other materials for execution of the project.. Specifically, Senator Folarin sought the explanation, when management of Saipem appeared before the committee to defend a petition against it over an alleged breach of lLocal Content Act in tender and contract awards to companies. The committee had invited the organisation’ s executing the Train -7 Gas Project, following a petition on bre...
Barcelona board split on encouraging Aguero to retire
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Barcelona board split on encouraging Aguero to retire

Barcelona board are split on the future of Sergio Aguero. The Argentina striker is recovering from collapsing on the pitch last month with a heart condition. Doctors have recommended he stay away from the training pitch until January. Goal says there has been discussion amongst Barca directors about offering Aguero a payoff from his contract and encouraging him to retire. However, other board members are insisting management not act too soon and give the former Manchester City striker as much he needs to recover. For his part, Aguero has stated publicly on social media he has no plans to hang up the boots.  
Former Chelsea player, John Sillett is dead
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Former Chelsea player, John Sillett is dead

Former Chelsea player, John Sillett, is dead at the age of 85. John Sillett’s family announced his death in a statement on Tuesday. The statement read in part: “Obviously the family are really saddened by Dad’s passing but we are all so proud of him and what he achieved. “His ability to spot things tactically, change them during a game and enhance the abilities of players was top class, the respect he had from top people in the game and the kind words we have already received already underline the high regard in which he was held by the football world.” Sillett was a full-back who started his career at Chelsea in 1954. The Southampton-born played over 100 games for Chelsea and won the First Division title at Stamford Bridge in the 1954-55 season. He later played for Cov...
Petr Cech issues strong to Chelsea players ahead of Man United clash
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Petr Cech issues strong to Chelsea players ahead of Man United clash

Chelsea legend, Petr Cech has issued a strong warning to Blues’ players ahead of the Premier League with Manchester United on Sunday. Cech, a legendary Blues’s goalkeeper, warned that it is very tricky to play a team under new management. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Red Devils’ humbling 4-1 defeat to Watford. Former senior team coach, Michael Carrick was called upon to feel the managerial space until an interim manager is appointed. “We have a saying in Czech: ‘the new broom sweeps better’,’ wrote the west London club’s technical and performance advisor Cech in his column for Chelsea’s website. “It’s always tricky when you play teams with a new manager. That’s what our next opponents Manchester United will be hoping for on Sund...
Ogun Biscuit Factory Suspends Workers For Protesting ‘N1000 Slave Wage’
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Ogun Biscuit Factory Suspends Workers For Protesting ‘N1000 Slave Wage’

Mayor Biscuit Company Ltd (MABISCO) has suspended workers for protesting inhuman treatment being meted on them. Workers of the company located at Agbara, Ogun State, accused the management of the firm of suspending the workers for demanding their entitlements. The affected employees – many of them casual workers – accused the company of paying them slave wages of N1,000 daily despite running shifts lasting up to 13 hours. The workers also slammed MABISCO for refusing to pay their overtime allowances and for failing to remit their pension and taxes deducted from their salaries. Some of the aggrieved persons, who spoke with SaharaReporters on Tuesday, disclosed that the poor working condition at the factory and the inhuman treatment workers were subjected to, had caused many of t...
Gunmen kill lecturer, student at Lagos College of Education
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Gunmen kill lecturer, student at Lagos College of Education

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have killed a lecturer and a student at the Michael Otedola College of Primary Health Education (MOCPED) Epe, Lagos State. According to Daily Trust, the lecturer was killed around Poka town in Epe, while the student was shot dead on campus. The lecturer was identified as Ahmed Saheed and the student as Rasak Bakare. A police source said both incidents, which he described as unfortunate, occurred within 48 hours intervals. A security guard in the institution, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident. “The student was killed on campus on Wednesday and the lecturer was shot dead on Friday. We have informed the police,” he said. However, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said the command was only aware of the st...
Cesc Fabregas issues warning to Tottenham players over Conte
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Cesc Fabregas issues warning to Tottenham players over Conte

Former Arsenal and Chelsea star, Cesc Fabregas has issued a stern warning to Tottenham players over the management style of Antonio Conte. Fabregas played under Conte for two years at Chelsea and helped the club win one Premier League title and an FA Cup. Conte left Chelsea in 2018 and took over Inter Milan, winning the Serie A title for the Italian side in 11 years, in just his second season at the club. He returned to England earlier this month as Tottenham’s new boss after signing an initial 18-month deal. And Fabregas, who starred for two London sides, Arsenal and Chelsea, has now lifted the lid on exactly what Spurs’ players can expect from their new manager. “I think with Antonio, it was the first time that I’ve seen someone know exactly [what they want...
UNILORIN expels final year student who assaulted female lecturer
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UNILORIN expels final year student who assaulted female lecturer

The management of the University of Ilorin has expelled Salaudeen Waliu Aanuoluwa, a final year Microbiolgy student after being found guilty of assaulting a female lecturer, Mrs Zakariyya. Salaudeen, who is popularly known as Captain Walz, was arrested after he beat the lecturer to coma last Thursday, November 11. The student claimed that he assaulted the lecturer because she refused to help wave his mandatory SIWES scheme which he couldn’t do due to unforeseen circumstance. He further alleged that he had a dream where Mrs Zakariyya and his Level Adviser alongside other people were planning against him. A statement by the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun, disclosed that the verdict was handed down by the Student Disciplinary Committee where Salaudeen w...
Ex-Arsenal star to replace Steven Gerrard at Rangers
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Ex-Arsenal star to replace Steven Gerrard at Rangers

Former Arsenal star, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, will be taking over at Scottish Premier League champions, Glasgow Rangers, Sky Sports reports. Gerrard left Rangers a few days ago to take up a new role as Aston Villa manager. Van Bronckhorst is said to be the favourite to land the job after holding ‘positive’ talks with Rangers in London. Van Bronckhorst spent three years at Ibrox between 1998 and 2001, winning five pieces of silverware. The 46-year-old jetted into London on Monday and his representatives told Sky Sports News that ‘positive’ talks were held with the club. The Dutchman is keen on a return to management after leaving Chinese Super League club, Guangzhou City. He made his name in management at Feyenoord, where he led the club to KNVB Cup success in his fir...
Lampard Set for EPL Return
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Lampard Set for EPL Return

Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, is in advanced talks with Norwich City. TalkSPORT reports Lampard is close to taking over as the new boss at Carrow Road. If talks are wrapped up on time, his first game will be a trip to Southampton on November 20. Norwich then welcome Wolves before away fixtures at Newcastle and Tottenham. This would be Lampard’s third job in management after spells at Derby County and Chelsea. He came close to leading Derby to promotion, before leaving the club in the summer of 2019. Lampard was sacked by Chelsea in January 2021 and replaced by Thomas Tuchel, who went on to win the Champions League title within six months.
Zayn Malik’s family reportedly begging him to return to the UK’ following altercation with ex Gigi Hadid’s mother Yolanda
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Zayn Malik’s family reportedly begging him to return to the UK’ following altercation with ex Gigi Hadid’s mother Yolanda

Zayn Malik's family have reportedly sent a plea to the singer to return home after his alleged altercation with ex-Gigi Hadid's mother Yolanda. The singer, 28, pleaded no contest to the four harassment charges against him back in October and was sentenced to 360 days probation, an anger management course and he must have no contact with Yolanda or a security guard who witnessed the fight. Zayn's family are now desperate to be reunited with the Pillow Talk hitmaker, an insider has revealed to The Sun. They said: 'Zayn is having a hard time right now and his family just want him to return home to Bradford. 'For Zayn’s mum [Trisha], she is having to watch her son struggle thousands of miles away and it is really difficult for her. 'A mother’s instinct is to protect her child ...
FAAN to bar bribe-seeking officers from working at the airports
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FAAN to bar bribe-seeking officers from working at the airports

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has warned that bribe-seeking officers at Nigeria’s airports will be barred for life from working at FAAN airport terminals across the country, regardless of whether the violator works in the government or private sector. The FAAN Managing Director, Capt. Rabiu Yaduda said this to journalists in Abuja on Monday, Nov 8, after an emergency meeting with FAAN’s management, some airport managers and the Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business, Dr Jumoke Oduwole. Yaduda said the indiscipline at the airports is embarrassing FAAN and Nigeria. "Recently, we had videos showing the acts of indiscipline and extortions at our airports. They are embarrassing to FAAN, the aviation industry, and Nigeria. So we had a management m...
Oh No! Female Students Injured In UNIMAID Hostel Fire
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Oh No! Female Students Injured In UNIMAID Hostel Fire

As many as three female students have been injured in a fire outbreak at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Murtala female hostel on Saturday. Properties were also destroyed in the incident, the second of such in one month. The inferno reportedly started from a cooking stove and was put out by the university’s fire service. Public Relations Director, Prof. Danjuma Gambo, said preliminary investigations showed it was a Kerosene explosion. NAN quoted the spokesman as confirming that the three undergraduates were in a hospital. Gambo assured that the management was taking steps to enforce more fire safety regulations in hostels.
Serie A: Genoa sack Ballardini, ex-Milan striker Shevchenko set to step in
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Serie A: Genoa sack Ballardini, ex-Milan striker Shevchenko set to step in

Struggling Serie A side Genoa sacked coach Davide Ballardini on Saturday with reports identifying former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko as his likely successor. Genoa, languishing 17th after one win in a dozen games, gave credence to suggestions they were pursuing Shevchenko by officially axing Ballardini. The 57-year-old Ballardini returned to the Italian club for his fourth stint as their manager in December last year. Despite keeping Genoa in the top flight last season, Ballardini has been unable to win over the side’s new American backers, 777 Partners, who took over Genoa in September. They are keen to usher in a new era at the club and domestic media have named Shevchenko as the favourite to take over the Genoa hot seat. Shevchenko, 45 and the winner of the...
Solskjaer fighting to save job as Man Utd players turn on him, Conte on standby
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Solskjaer fighting to save job as Man Utd players turn on him, Conte on standby

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is fighting to save his job, as a number of his squad members have already lost faith in him. ESPN reports that even before the 5-0 mauling in the hands of Liverpool on Sunday, the players had turned on Solskjaer. United’s hierarchy is also aware that former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, is on standby and prepared to return to management at Old Trafford. Solskjaer was appointed as interim manager following Jose Mourinho’s sack in December 2018. However, the 49-year-old has now lost five of his last nine fixtures. It has reduced his support in the dressing room to the core of United’s British players and a small number of the foreign players. The defeat against Liverpool only helped to cast an air of resi...
Federal Polytechnic Bauchi sacks two lecturers for alleged sexual harassment
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Federal Polytechnic Bauchi sacks two lecturers for alleged sexual harassment

The Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, has sacked two of its lecturers who were found guilty of sexually harassing their students. This decision was made during the 98th meeting of the Governing Council of the Polytechnic which was held on Saturday, October 23. The dismissed lecturers are Musa Baba Abubakar of the General Studies Department and Adebusoye Michael Sunday of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department. The development follows a complaint by a Human Rights Organization, Prison Inmate Development, (PIDI Nigeria) accusing the management of the institutition of attempt to shield Mr. Musa Baba Abubakar, who is notorious for sexually harassing female students. The letter of complaint addressed to the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Ministry...
Newcastle’s new owners sack Steve Bruce, pay him £8m
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Newcastle’s new owners sack Steve Bruce, pay him £8m

Newcastle on Wednesday morning announced the departure of manager Steve Bruce. Bruce was widely expected to be sacked by the new owners last week after the takeover. But the Saudi-led consortium decided to let him complete his 1,000th career game in management. That game ended in a 3-2 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, plunging Newcastle deeper into a relegation fight. Bruce is set to pocket £8million in compensation as he departs his boyhood club. A club statement released on social media on Wednesday morning read: “#NUFC can confirm that Steve Bruce has left his position as head coach by mutual consent. “The club would like to place on record its gratitude to Steve for his contribution and wishes him well for the future.” It added that Graeme Jones will lead...
Update: EFCC withdraws case against Kogi government on N20b bailout loan
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Update: EFCC withdraws case against Kogi government on N20b bailout loan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday October 15, filed an application before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, to discontinue a case involving the N20billion Kogi State salary bail-out loan. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke granted the application which is sequel to the decision of the management of Sterling Bank Plc to return N19, 333,333,333.36 standing in the credit of the frozen account to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Recall that on August 31, 2021, Justice Tijani Garba Ringim had ordered the freezing of the account following an ex-parte application filed by the EFCC. The anti-graft agency, in a 13-paragraph affidavit in support of the ex-parte application, had stated that it received a credible and direct intelligence, which led to the tr...
Drogba returns, scores hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s team
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Drogba returns, scores hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s team

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, on Wednesday night, returned to action to score a hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s UNICEF XI team in a charity match. Wenger returned to management to lead a UNICEF XI out against Marseille legends. Wenger’s side moved into a 2-1 lead at the Stade Velodrome in his first. However, Drogba stole the show with his trio of goals for Marseille legends. The Ivory Coast legend found the net twice and then even dusted off his infamous celebration for his third goal. Marseille legends triumphed 7-4 against UNICEF XI Formula One hotshot Pierre Gasly was also on target in the enthralling game. Meanwhile, Robert Pires, Jens Lehmann, Mathieu Flamini and Samir Nasri, all Arsenal legends under Wenger, made appearances last night.
Update: Police arrest three CJTF members over murder of teacher in Maiduguri
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Update: Police arrest three CJTF members over murder of teacher in Maiduguri

The Borno State Police Command has arrested three Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) members for allegedly killing a teacher, Babagana Ahmed Gaidam. LIB reported that the 42-year-old headmaster of Asheikh Jarma Mega School, at Bulumkuttu Abuja, in Maiduguri, was stabbed to death at his residence at 3am on Monday October 12. According to reports, the suspects were arrested at Bulumkuttu Abuja area of Maiduguri on Tuesday, October 12, following a directive by the Commissioner of Police(CP), Abdu Umar. Gaidem was said to have been transferred to the Asheik Jarma Mega Primary School about seven weeks ago. According to sources, the victim, upon resumption in the school, embarked on reforms of some operational policies. A teacher and friend of the deceased, Abdullaziz, told Punch t...
Arsene Wenger finally gets new coaching job
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Arsene Wenger finally gets new coaching job

Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, will finally return to management for the first time since leaving the Gunners in January 2018. Wenger is participating in the 2022 Riyadh Season Cup, coaching a combined team consisting of players from two of the Kingdom’s biggest clubs. It’s Wenger’s first professional coaching role since ending his 22-year stint at Arsenal. The Riyadh Season begins this month, with global entertainment festivals running until March next year. The events will be spread across 14 different zones in the Saudi Arabian capital. One of those will be the Riyadh Season Cup, where a team of Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr players will take on European heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain that boast the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. Wenger will take...
Solskjaer created big negative at Man Utd over Ronaldo – Alex McLeish
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Solskjaer created big negative at Man Utd over Ronaldo – Alex McLeish

Former Scotland manager, Alex McLeish, has insisted that Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has created a “big negative” at Old Trafford after deciding to bench star player, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has been one of Man United’s outstanding players so far this season, scoring five goals in all competitions for Solskjaer’s side since joining the club from Juventus in the summer. But Solskjaer opted to start the 36-year-old on the bench in Man United’s last Premier League game against Everton. His decision backfired as the Red Devils played a 1-1 draw with Everton and the Norwegian was heavily criticized for his choice. Speaking on the development, McLeish said Solskjaer’s decision has done more damage than good, adding that the United coach was trying to manage R...
Governor Sanwo-Olu demands review of revenue sharing formula, seeks special status for Lagos
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Governor Sanwo-Olu demands review of revenue sharing formula, seeks special status for Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called for a review on the current sharing formula to reflect the contribution of stakeholders to the common purse. In his speech at the opening of a two-day South-west zonal public hearing on the review of the revenue allocation formula organised by Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in Lagos on Monday October 4, Sanwo-Olu stated that a new revenue sharing formula that is fair and equitable is needed. Also appealing for Lagos to be granted a "special status", the Governor said it will help in delivering high-quality services and dividends of democracy to Nigerians. He said; “The best way to guarantee national progress and development is by paying attention to subnational development because the national is a summatio...
OAU shutdown: NANS threatens mass protest, demands VC’s removal
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OAU shutdown: NANS threatens mass protest, demands VC’s removal

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone D, has condemned the ‘reckless’ closure of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State by the Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede-led management and demanded as a matter of urgency and necessity the re-opening of the institution for students to continue their examinations. The NANS Zone D also threatened to call for the removal of the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede even as it disclosed that its Zonal leadership will relocate its secretariat to the University campus gate until the VC reverses the decision. They also called on the students of the university and all student union bodied across the South West to mobilise in numbers for a showdown on Saturday until the management rescinds its decisio...
Adesina Aishat: OAU closed down till further notice over student’s death, protest
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Adesina Aishat: OAU closed down till further notice over student’s death, protest

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State has shut down the institution. The followed the protest that broke out over the death of an undergrad, Adesina Omowumi Aishat. The school management condemned in strong terms the continuous and uncontrolled protests by the students which has culminated in unbridled brigandage, blocking of the Ife/Ibadan and Ife/Ede highways as alternative routes, and engaging in acts that are detrimental to their health and the safety of the generality of the people. This is as it also explained that the deceased, Aishat had reported to the Health Centre of the school on Tuesday, 28th September, 2021 with signs and symptoms of a severe infection which was promptly treated with prescribed drugs after which she was asked to ...
Ekiti has returned five schools to missionaries – Fayemi
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Ekiti has returned five schools to missionaries – Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that his government has in the last two years returned five public schools to missionaries for effective management. Fayemi, however, assured that his government would construct another five model colleges to replace those that had been returned and now being managed by private bodies. The governor spoke in Ado Ekiti on Friday while commissioning a model school named after an elder statesman and former Chairman, Standing Committee for the Creation of Ekiti State, Chief Deji Fasuan. Fayemi disclosed that the model school, built along Ado-Afao road, was named after Chief Fasuan to promote role modeling and imbue the younger generation with patriotic spirit exhibited by the beneficiary throughout his life. Speaking glow...
Conte reveals when he will return to Management
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Conte reveals when he will return to Management

Former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte, is planning to return to management next season. This was confirmed by respected Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romanco. According to Romano, Conte is open to a “new project”. He tweeted: “Antonio Conte is currently planning to be back next season with a new project, if nothing big happens with top club official calls.” Conte enjoyed a successful two-year stint in the Premier League with Chelsea, where he won the title in 2017 and the FA Cup in 2018. However, he has been out of job since he left Inter this summer, after leading them to their first Serie A title in 11 years. The 52-year-old has been in high demand ever since with Premier League clubs being on red alert.
FG to use Army, Navy, Civil Defence officers in fight against crude oil theft in Niger Delta
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FG to use Army, Navy, Civil Defence officers in fight against crude oil theft in Niger Delta

The federal government has said operatives of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Civil Defense Corps would be effectively used in the fight against crude oil theft in the Niger Delta Region. Consequently, it has set up an Inter-Ministerial Committee on the recovery of the illegally refined petroleum products ( crude oil) in the Creeks of the Niger Delta Region. The Committee comprised of representatives from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Civil Defence Corps and the Federal Ministry of Defence. Others in the Committee are representatives of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Environment, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Department of Petroleum Resources DPR and National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency. Performing the inauguration of the committee on Thursday in...
Man sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for killing female lawyer in Lagos hotel room
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Man sentenced to 28 years imprisonment for killing female lawyer in Lagos hotel room

An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday, September 21, sentenced a 23-year-old chef, Joshua Usulor, to 28 years imprisonment for killing a lawyer, Mrs Feyisayo Obot. Usulor brutally murdered the 34-year-old mother of two on January 26, 2019, at the Citiheights Hotel, Opebi, Lagos State, where both of them lodged in different rooms. Obot, an employee of an Abuja-based non-governmental organisation, Save the Children, was in Lagos to write a project management examination. The prosecution, led by Mrs O.A. Bajulaiye-Bishi, had said that Usulor, a resident of Number 30, Fadiya Street, Ketu, Lagos, sneaked into the deceased's hotel room to steal her money and her phones in order to offset his outstanding hotel bill. The deceased struggled with him but was overpowered. He then...
Jide Kosoko, Fred Amata, Yemi Solade lead protest against Raddison Blu over alleged refusal to pay for use of their intellectual properties in their different branches
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Jide Kosoko, Fred Amata, Yemi Solade lead protest against Raddison Blu over alleged refusal to pay for use of their intellectual properties in their different branches

A number of Nollywood stars carried out a peaceful protest at the Radisson Blu Hotel situated on Isaac John Street, Ikeja, GRA. Jide Kosoko, Fred Amata, Yemi Solade,  Mahmood Alli-Balogun, Grace Amah, Ejike Asiegbu, Sunny McDon as well as movie producers and directors were seen protesting over the hotel's alleged refusal to pay for use of their intellectual properties in their different branches. The protest was organised by the Audio-visual Rights Society (AVRS). AVRS boss, Alli-Balogun, said the hospitality outfit has refused to pay for use of their intellectual properties. He added that negotiations with the management of the hotel has met brick walls, The Nation reports. Alli-Balogun also alleged that the hotel is owing the copyright collective society about N50 ...
Again, ISO certifies Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Ikeja
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Again, ISO certifies Nigerian Air Force Hospital, Ikeja

The 661 Nigerian Air Force Hospital Laboratory (661 NAFH) in Ikeja, Lagos, has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189:2012 accreditation. The recognition, for quality management systems and excellent service delivery, comes the second consecutive time. The certificate was presented to Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, at the NAF headquarters in Abuja by Dr Tosan Erhabor, the Registrar, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN). Erhabor recalled that the 661 NAFH Laboratory was the first to be accredited in 2016 and continues to lead in quality management systems. The Registrar said the facility was the first in the military to key into ISO 15189, the hallmark of quality. “The accreditation indicates that NAF is c...
How TOTAL sacked me while battling brain surgery, disability – Ex-staff, Ozobeme
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How TOTAL sacked me while battling brain surgery, disability – Ex-staff, Ozobeme

Oghenero Ozobeme, a sacked staff of TOTAL E&P has cried out over the alleged treatment meted to her by the company after she had brain surgery. Ozobeme who hails from Orogun, Delta State, disclosed that the trip and medical treatment was funded by her husband. In an SOS to the media, Ozobeme recalled that on April 30, 2020, amid the COVID-19 lockdown, TOTAL communicated that her services were no longer required. She said the sack letter was dispatched after the management of the oil giant got a subpoena to appear and testify in court. “The termination letter was delivered to me at home on the 29th of April 2020 during the COVID-19 restrictions. “It came from the Managing Director. Infact, the line manager had assigned tasks to me on the same day as I worked from home...
EPL: Conte gives condition to coach Man Utd
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EPL: Conte gives condition to coach Man Utd

Former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has given a condition to coach Manchester United. According to Italian transfer expert, Gianluca Di Marzio, Conte has reportedly expressed an interest in managing Man United if called upon by the Red Devils. This is coming after Man United lost 2-1 to Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday night. “Conte wants to win so he would only accept a winning project. He wouldn’t accept Arsenal because they’re not immediately strong to win something, that is why he [also] said no to Spurs. “I think he would consider Manchester United’s call, if it arrived,” Di Marzio told Sky Sports. Conte is currently out of work, having left Serie A champions, Inter Milan, in the summer after guiding them to their first championship in 11 years. The 5...
NCC invites Nigerians for IoTs Code Camp 2021
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NCC invites Nigerians for IoTs Code Camp 2021

The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, has invited technological hubs, Innovation Driven Enterprises (IDE) in Nigeria for an Internet of Things, loT Code camp and Hackathon. NCC said the entries would be in two categories, which are finding a solution to the challenges of kidnapping and banditry in Nigeria, and assistive robotics solutions for effective e-waste management. Ikechukwu Adinde, NCC Director of Public Affairs, in a statement said the Hackathon would commence from July 5th to 26th July 2021. According to Adinde: “The camp is part of its strategic vision plan 2021- 2025 which captures the need to encourage the development of new technologies and local content through cutting edge research to stimulate sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria . “Pursu...
Shame that Kanu, Okocha didn’t get 100 caps with Super Eagles – Enyeama
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Shame that Kanu, Okocha didn’t get 100 caps with Super Eagles – Enyeama

Former Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has said it is a shame that former players like Austin Okocha, Peter Rufai, and Nwankwo Kanu, didn’t play at least 100 matches for the national team. In the seven decades history of international football, only two players have a century of caps for the senior national team – Enyeama and Joseph Yobo. Okocha has only 73 caps, Rufai boasts of just 65 appearances, while Kanu amassed 86 caps. Enyeama told ESPN: “One hundred caps is nothing. I think it is a shame that we have only two players that have played for Nigeria up to 100 times. “It is a big shame because with the quality we have in Nigeria, we should have more. That shows that there is a lack of continuity, consistency, commitment on the part of the players and ma...
US CDC trains 40 Nigerian health officials on emergency response
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US CDC trains 40 Nigerian health officials on emergency response

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC) has commenced a capacity-building programme on health emergency response for Nigerian experts. The two-week training in Lagos will certify the first cohort of 40 participants in the Public Health Emergency Management Professional Certification (PHEM PC). They were drawn from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), State Health Ministries, Port Health Services, and the Nigerian military. US-CDC Nigeria Country Director, Mary Boyd said the impact of COVID-19 illustrates the importance of ensuring healthcare systems can prevent, respond to, and recover from emergencies. The US-CDC, NCDC, and Georgetown University are collaborating to deliver the PHEM PC training. It equips incident managers, state epid...
13 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 in Atlanta zoo
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13 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 in Atlanta zoo

Thirteen western lowland gorillas at Zoo Atlanta have tested positive for Coronavirus. Staff were alerted when several of the zoo’s troop of 20 western lowland gorillas began exhibiting symptoms, including runny noses, mild coughing and loss of appetite. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that fecal samples and swabs sent to the University of Georgia’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory showed that 13 of the great apes were positive for Coronavirus.   A statement released by the management of the zoo wrote;   "Recently, Gorilla Care Team members observed coughing, nasal discharge, and minor changes in appetite in several members of the gorilla population. "Upon the onset of these signs, the Animal Care and Veterinary Teams immediately pursued testing for S...
“They died on different days of the week” Abia State University reacts to reports of three senior lecturers of the institution who died
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“They died on different days of the week” Abia State University reacts to reports of three senior lecturers of the institution who died

The management of Abia State University has reacted to a report that three senior academic staff of the institution died on the same day. The school's PRO, Chijioke Nwogu said the lecturers died on different days of the week. He added that "the departed lecturers were reported to have been battling with prolonged individual health challenges for a while". Read the statement from the school below.
Proliferation of universities: ASUU calls on NASS to pass the bill to amend NUC Act
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Proliferation of universities: ASUU calls on NASS to pass the bill to amend NUC Act

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the National Assembly to pass the Bill to amend the National Universities Commission Act to address the proliferation of state universities. The coordinator of the Kano Zone of the Union, Prof. Abdulkadir Muhammad made the call at a press conference held at Bayero University Kano, on Friday. Muhammad, who called for the passage of the bill ,also called on the visitors of the Universities to live up to their responsibilities. “We are calling on the national assembly to, as a matter of urgency, consider and pass the Bill. Due to bad governance and underfunding , our state-owned universities may soon collapse beyond redemption. “Visitors of state universities had turned establishment of state universities into projects ...
BBNaija: Saga’s Management Reacts to Reports he Would take Voluntary Exit if Nini is Evicted
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BBNaija: Saga’s Management Reacts to Reports he Would take Voluntary Exit if Nini is Evicted

The management of Saga, Big Brother Naija, Season 6 housemate has reacted to reports that he would ask for a voluntary exit if his love interest, Nini is evicted from the show. Reports making rounds on the internet stated that Saga told Biggy that he would ask for a voluntary exit if Nini is evicted from the show. Saga is perceived to be head over heels in love with Nini as he has countlessly professed love to her despite being told on numerous occasions that she has a serious relationship outside the house. Reacting, his management in a post via his Instagram account said, “It is obvious that some people are working overtime just to tarnish Saga’s image and distract us from VOTING because they feel threatened by his strong personality. ”It is also more shameful...
70 per cent annual budgets for debt servicing – Senate Spokesman
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70 per cent annual budgets for debt servicing – Senate Spokesman

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Sen. Ajibola Basiru, has disclosed that 70% of the Federal Government’s annual budgets goes into debt servicing and overhead cost. He said Nigeria was currently running an unsustainable economy with no hope of job creation, hence, everyone should think of creativity rather than looking for Government jobs. Senator Basiru spoke at the Skills and Entrepreneurial programme organized for Youth Corp members at the NYSC Orientation Camp, Ede, Sound State. The Senator told corps members that the days of waiting endlessly for job opportunities in government agencies can no longer be sustainable. He said: “The situation is not as gloomy as people paint it. “I want to advise you to embark on core entrepreneurial tra...
Akeredolu signs judicial, legislature autonomy bills into law
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Akeredolu signs judicial, legislature autonomy bills into law

Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has assented to the bills for the financial autonomy of the judiciary and the legislature in the state. Akeredolu, who assented to the bill on Tuesday also signed into law the bill for the establishment of the Ondo State House of Assembly Service Commission. Disclosing this, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Titiloye, explained that the bills signed into law by the governor are for a Law to Provide for the Management of Funds accruing to the state judiciary, otherwise known as Judicial autonomy, and the bill for a law to provide for the management of the funds of the Ondo State House of Assembly. With the signing of the bills into law, it would...
Liverpool star Naby Keita flown out of Guinea after military coup
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Liverpool star Naby Keita flown out of Guinea after military coup

Liverpool midfielder, Naby Keita has flown out of Guinea and is set to return to the UK amid a military coup back in his country. This comes a day after Liverpool said they were in touch with authorities to ensure Keita's safe return. Guinea were supposed to host Morocco in a World Cup qualifier on Monday September 6, where Keita was expected to be involved, but a Coup d'Etat by Guinea's armed forces led to the postponement of the game and closure of the nation’s borders. A statement from Liverpool on Monday read: “We are in constant contact with Naby (Keita) and have had regular communication via his national team management. “We are satisfied that he is safe and well cared for. Obviously the situation is fluid and we will maintain regular dialogue with the relevant authoritie...
Ronaldo breaks shirt sales record in 24 hours
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Ronaldo breaks shirt sales record in 24 hours

Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey has become the biggest selling ever in a 24-hours period on the online shop run by Fanatics, the Mirror reports. This is just in a matter of hours after the No.7 shirt went on sale and Manchester United have had the biggest day of online sales ever on a single sports merchandise site outside of North America. Following Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, there was one question mark over the shirt number the forward would wear. Before his return, the shirt was occupied by Uruguayan international, Edinson Cavani and it was unclear if the South American would be willing to give it up or if the league management would provide special dispensation for Manchester United to switch numbers. The Premier League, however, granted United’s special r...
‘It was a dark moment’ – Fekir explains why Liverpool transfer fell through at last minute
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‘It was a dark moment’ – Fekir explains why Liverpool transfer fell through at last minute

  The Real Betis attacker, then at Lyon, was at the centre of a protracted transfer saga as he saw a switch to Anfield collapse Nabil Fekir has opened up on his failed move to Liverpool three years ago, with the World Cup winner revealing that it was issues with his agent rather than an injury that doomed a switch from Lyon. The Real Betis attacker was at the centre of a protracted transfer saga, with the Reds attempting to pry him away from Lyon in 2018. The hopes of the France international, victorious at the World Cup that summer, were apparently scuppered by a medical issue with the deal all but done - but now Fekir says that it was his management that sunk the swap in the end.
AAAN unveils 16th LAIF Awards to celebrate creatives in advertising, arts, movies, music
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AAAN unveils 16th LAIF Awards to celebrate creatives in advertising, arts, movies, music

This year, the 16th edition of the Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF) Awards returns to celebrate creative ideas across the spectrum. From those who crafted creative campaigns that wowed us to those who made viral challenges that engaged us, the ovation is loudest and the spotlight is set for you to step forward and be celebrated. The event which will feature a live audience and virtual streaming is scheduled to hold on Saturday 27 November, 2021. This edition will not only recognize and reward creativity and innovation in the advertising industry but also creatives across the spectrum; in movies, music, art, as well as social media influencers that have broken new grounds with their ideas and creativity. Speaking at the press conference held at the Association of ...
Cavani vs Ronaldo: Di Maria blasts Man United over No.7 jersey Obsession
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Cavani vs Ronaldo: Di Maria blasts Man United over No.7 jersey Obsession

Angel Di Maria has attacked Manchester United, accusing the club of being obsessed with the No.7 jersey. The Argentine said he never cared about inheriting Manchester United’s iconic No.7 shirt when he joined the club. The No.7 jersey has been synonymous with a series of totemic players including at the club such as Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and more recently Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo returned to the club after 12 divided between Real Madrid and Juventus. And now the former Premier League Champions have written to the league management, asking for permission for Edinson Cavani to change his squad number to allow Ronaldo wear the No.7 again. Di Maria, a former Man United star who also played alongside Ronaldo at Real Madrid, admits he failed t...
Cavani vs Ronaldo: Manchester United take decision on No 7 jersey
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Cavani vs Ronaldo: Manchester United take decision on No 7 jersey

Manchester United have sent a special request to the Premier League to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to wear the No. 7 shirt at the club, The Times reports. The club requested special dispensation from the league management after the Portuguese completed his move back to Old Trafford on Tuesday. The Portugal international has made the No.7 shirt his own and wore the famous shirt during his first spell at the Theatre of Dreams, at Real Madrid (following the departure of legendary captain, Raul). Edinson Cavani currently wears the shirt and may easily return it to Ronaldo since the no.21 shirt is available following Daniel James’ departure to Leeds. Cavani wears the same number for his national team, Uruguay. The Times claims that United have already applied for special dispensati...

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