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Ondo varsity non-teaching staff suspends strike
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Ondo varsity non-teaching staff suspends strike

The non-teaching staff union of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, have suspended their five weeks-old strike action over non-payment of salaries and unremitted pension deductions. NAN reports that the suspension notice was contained in a statement jointly signed by Mr Temidayo Temola, Mr Peter Akindehinde and Mr Bobola Bamigbola for SSANU, NASU and NAAT respectively on Sunday. The unions’ executives thanked all members for their cooperation and solidarity, saying the offer by the institution’s management was considered by Congress and there was no need to continue the industrial action. The unions’ executives urged their members to resume work on Monday, May 10 as agreed by JAC. “The leadership of JAC (SSANU, NASU and NAAT), OAUSTECH bra...
Abducted Abia University Student Regains Freedom
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Abducted Abia University Student Regains Freedom

The abducted student of Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) has regained her freedom. Governor Ikpeazu made the announcement last night, 3 days after the student and others were attacked by unknown gunmen along Okigwe-Uturu road. The Abia state Governor also promised to take justice to those who abducted the student. The statement read; “It is with exceedingly great joy and a very pleasant sense of relief that I announce that the only kidnapped ABSU student who was still in custody of the hoodlums that abducted some people few days ago along the Okigwe-Uturu Road has been freed. “I spoke with her and her mother minutes ago and want to thank God, our security agents and the management of ABSU for a job well done leading to this good news. “Our administration has since taken...
Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals he Cried over Fears he Would Lose Memory after Suffering Brain Haemorrhage in 2018
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Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals he Cried over Fears he Would Lose Memory after Suffering Brain Haemorrhage in 2018

Manchester United legend, Sir AlexFerguson has revealed he cried over worries that he would lose his memory after suffering a brain haemorrhage three years ago. In a new trailer for a documentary on the iconic Manchester United manager’s life,  Ferguson's son, Jason makes a 999 call on May 5, 2018 after his father had collapsed. He was rushed to hospital and had emergency surgery and the documentary, Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, reveals the fears he had over his memories. Speaking about that traumatic day, Sir Alex said: “I was crying because I don’t remember a thing.” Ferguson's son, Jason, who directed the documentary, said: “He just put his head in his hands and said ‘Oh, I hope there’s nothing wrong with my memory, there better be nothing wrong with my memor...
Asamoah Gyan: Ex-Asante Kotoko management member hits back at Ghana striker as booing controversy continues
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Asamoah Gyan: Ex-Asante Kotoko management member hits back at Ghana striker as booing controversy continues

Former Asante management member Nana Kwame Dankwah has responded to Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan, who has warned fans of the club against using his name for bragging rights following a booing incident on Saturday. Now on the books of Legon Cities, the veteran forward was subjected to boos by Kotoko fans during his substitution into a Ghana Premier League match at the Accra Sports Stadium. Gyan did not hold back after the game, describing the Kotoko fans as hypocrites. Subsequently, Dankwah has had his say on the matter.
Missing IMSU law Student Found Dead in Imo Mortuary
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Missing IMSU law Student Found Dead in Imo Mortuary

An undergraduate of Imo State University (IMSU), who was declared missing, has been found dead 5 days after. Kingsley Chiwueze, a 300-level law student, was declared missing on Monday, April 26, after he could not be reached on the phone and his whereabouts remained unknown. Chuwueze, a native of Oguta Local Government Area of the state, was involved in student union politics and declared his intention to run for the office of Senate President of the National Association of Imo State Students two weeks ago. The President of the Students Union Government of IMSU, Arinze Oguike, who confirmed the development on Sunday, May 2, said the corpse of the law undergraduate was found in the morgue of Umuguma General Hospital, Owerri. He said some students stormed the mortuary and the...
Carragher Makes Claim on Mourinho’s Return to Coach Premier League Club
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Carragher Makes Claim on Mourinho’s Return to Coach Premier League Club

Liverpool hero, Jamie Carragher, has claimed he does not see former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, returning to coach a club in the Premier League after he was sacked by Spurs last month. Carragher believes Mourinho’s ship has sailed on his Premier League management career. Mourinho had coached Premier League clubs, Chelsea (twice) and Manchester United in the past. “I do not see Mourinho back in the Premier League, I think that ship’s sailed now,” Carragher told Monday Night Football. “I struggle to think of any club – he has been at Spurs, so he is not going to Arsenal, he has been at United, so he is not going to City, Liverpool would not have him. “Would he go to a middle of the table club? I just do not see him there. I really don’t. It is either internat...
Mourinho Explains Why Return to Football Next Season might be “premature”
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Mourinho Explains Why Return to Football Next Season might be “premature”

  Jose Mourinho has insisted he will not rush back into management, claiming that a return to the dugout next season may be “premature”. The 58-year-old was sacked last month by Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho, who has previously coached Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United, is, however, not short of offers. But the Portuguese will remain patient for the right offer while he goes on holidays. “I have no plans. I am going on with my normal life. I feel fresh. I feel calm. I am on holiday. “I have more time to be doing my homework and analysis. I’ll wait to be back in football. “Not just for the right club, but for the right culture. Maybe next season is premature, we will see,” Mourinho told Times Magazine.
Transfer: Mourinho Rejects Offer from UK Top Club, Gives Reason
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Transfer: Mourinho Rejects Offer from UK Top Club, Gives Reason

  Jose Mourinho has rejected his first job offer a week after his sacking by Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho reportedly turned down the offer on the ground that he is not ready to return to management at the moment. Sunday Times football journalist, Duncan Castles claimed that the Portuguese tactician has turned down offers from Scottish giants, Celtic, telling them he is not ready to return to the game just yet. Mourinho, 58, was sacked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy last Monday, less than a week before their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, which they lost 1-0. And Celtic was one of the teams believed to have called the former Chelsea boss to handle their team “My information is that the first of those approaches came from Celtic Football Club, who are in ...
Kaduna State University Denies Increase in Tuition Fees
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Kaduna State University Denies Increase in Tuition Fees

The Kaduna State University, KASU, has denied online reports that it has hiked its tuition fees. Reports have been rife online today claiming the institution had hiked its tuition fees from N26,000 to N150,000 for students in the Faculty of Arts, Management, and Social Sciences. The reports also claimed that the institution increased tuition fees in the Faculty of Medicine from N24,000 to N300,000 while non-indigenes will pay N500,000. However, in a statement released this afternoon, the spokesperson of the institution, Adamu Nuhu Bargo, urged students, parents, and the general public to disregard the news. The PRO said the review of tuition fees upward has not been concluded. “Management has met with students of the University on Thursday, 22nd April 2021 and enlightened to all...
Bandits Kill two More Abducted Greenfield University Students
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Bandits Kill two More Abducted Greenfield University Students

Suspected bandits have killed two more abducted Greenfield University students. The state's Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this today April 26. He said the university has been informed of the development. He however did not disclose the identities of the killed students. The incident comes days after three of the students were killed by the bandits. Aruwan's statement reads; “On a sad note, security agencies have just reported to the Kaduna State Government the recovery of two more dead bodies of Greenfield University students, killed by armed bandits today, Monday 26th April 2021. The retrieved corpses have been evacuated to a mortuary, and the university has been notified of the development. The Government of Kaduna State ...
Update: Human Trafficking Victim Reunites with her mother in Akwa Ibom after 20 Years (Photos)
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Update: Human Trafficking Victim Reunites with her mother in Akwa Ibom after 20 Years (Photos)

Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of Idu Uruan people in Akwa Ibom State as their daughter, who was trafficked twenty years ago was rescued, rehabilitated, empowered and reunited with her family by NAPTIP in collaboration with IOM. LIB reported that the victim, who was reunited with her mother at the palace of Idu Uruan Village Head in Uruan Local Government Area of the state on Saturday April 24, was taken away at the age of six from Idu Uruan to Benin City by a woman who gave her out to another woman. After a thorough search of the victim for twenty years to no avail, the family and community mourned and forgot all about her. During the reunion, the Director General of NAPTIP Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim represented by the Zonal Commander NAPTIP Benin Zonal Command, Mrs Ijeo...
Nigerian man Released after 40 days in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre
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Nigerian man Released after 40 days in Malaysia Immigration Detention Centre

The 33-year-old Nigerian man who was detained at an immigration centre in Malaysia for 40 days, is finally a free man. LIB reported that Simon Adavize Momoh, who has been married to a Malaysian auditor, Low Kar Hui, for the past eight years and has a valid visa, was arrested at a roadblock in Cheras, Shah Alam, the capital of Selangor in the early hours of March 15, 2021 on suspicion of drink-driving. The Shah Alam High Court on Friday, April 23, ruled that the detention of the Nigerian national for 40 days to be unlawful and ordered him to be released. High Court judge, Datuk Ab. Karim Ab. Rahman had ruled that the detention was in violation of Article 5(4) of the Federal Constitution, which requires a non-citizen to be presented before a magistrate within 14 days from th...
Lampard was not Ready for Chelsea Job – Jorginho Slams Former boss
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Lampard was not Ready for Chelsea Job – Jorginho Slams Former boss

  Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, has said former manager Frank Lampard “wasn’t ready” for the managerial job, because he “skipped a few steps”. Jorginho stated this in an interview with ESPN Brasil. Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri in 2019, leading the Blues to a top-four finish and an FA Cup final during his debut campaign. It was viewed as a successful season, especially after Chelsea had lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and could not sign players due to a FIFA transfer ban. Chelsea splashed out £220 million last summer but Lampard failed to get the best out of new boys Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, which resulted in his dismissal in January. Jorginho only played 90 minutes on four occasions under Lampard this season and feels the former England midfielder needed m...
I’m Making More Money as Solo artiste- Singer Peter Okoye
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I’m Making More Money as Solo artiste- Singer Peter Okoye

Peter Okoye of the now-defunct singing duo, PSquare, says he makes more money now as a solo artist than before. Peter who is now known as Mr. P, said this during a recent interview with HipTV. According to him, he no longer has to split his earnings three ways. He said he enjoys his freedom now. “Hundred percent, I am. I don’t have to share three ways. Call it greed or selfishness. It’s your own cup of tea. I share with nobody. Yes, my management and my team. Fine. But I’m doing my own thing. I’m freer. I’m making more money. Freedom is key. I can get a call that there’s a show next week and it’s my daughter’s birthday. I can say, ‘cancel it’. As a group, I couldn’t do that. Moneywise, if I used to share three ways, I share alone. What am I doing music for? It’s about doing i...
Senators Endorse bill to Create Database for Cows
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Senators Endorse bill to Create Database for Cows

A bill seeking to create a database for cows is currently being considered on the floor of the senate. The bill for an Act to ‘establish national livestock and management (protection, control and management etc) bureau’ is being sponsored by Bima Enagi (APC, Niger South) and it scaled a second reading on Tuesday April 20. The legislation is aimed at solving the challenge of animal identification and management by establishing the National Livestock Bureau for the purpose of livestock identification, traceability, registration, cattle rustling control and livestock disease control. Enagi who stated that Nigeria has been unable to participate in the export of meat and other dietary product due to the absence of a management system, said the bill intends to indicate ownership and...
200-level OAU student commits suicide
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200-level OAU student commits suicide

A 200-level student of the Management and Accounting department of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State, Emmanuel Adedeji, has committed suicide. Late Adedeji was said to have drank a popular insecticide in the school premises and died a few minutes later behind the Mechanical department popularly known as Spider building. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the institution, Abiodun Olarewaju, said “We appeal to parent and guidance to please let thier children know that failure or depression occasioned by whatever suicide should not be an option. We want to sympathise with the parent and friends of the deceased. The boy was at his formative age. We heard that the boy left a suicide note. It pains us that the boy is dead. The reason for his action is not...
144 Nigerian Police Officers Deployed to Somalia to Train Men of the Somalia Police Force
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144 Nigerian Police Officers Deployed to Somalia to Train Men of the Somalia Police Force

  The Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has announced the arrival of a contingent of 144 policemen and women from Nigeria to boost stabilization efforts as well as train men of the Somalia Police Force. The officers, including women, departed Nigeria at the weekend. AMISOM Police operations coordinator Daniel Ali Gwambal said 30 of the police officers will serve under the AMISOM for one year. He said they will be deployed to Beletweyne in HirShabelle State while the rest will serve in various roles in the capital, Mogadishu. “They are here in order to fulfil the mandate of AMISOM with regards to operational support to the Somalis and at the same time to mentor the Somali Police Force (SPF “There are certain specific duties that are also incumbent on them to perfor...
Mourinho Will not Get Any Premier League Job Again – Carragher
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Mourinho Will not Get Any Premier League Job Again – Carragher

  Former Liverpool captain, Jamie Carragher, has said Jose Mourinho’s “ship has sailed” on his Premier League management career. Mourinho was sacked yesterday, just 17 months after replacing Mauricio Pochettino at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Portuguese leaves Spurs in sixth place, currently five points behind Champions League spots. The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss also lost 10 league matches in the same season for the first time in his career. The 58-year-old’s spell at Tottenham was his fourth in England, following two stints at Chelsea and another at Manchester United. Carragher told Monday Night Football: “I don’t see Mourinho back in the Premier League, I think that ship’s sailed now. “I struggle to think of any club – he’s been at Spu...
European Super League: I’m Embarrassed Man United are Part of this, they’re Greedy – Rio Ferdinand
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European Super League: I’m Embarrassed Man United are Part of this, they’re Greedy – Rio Ferdinand

  Rio Ferdinand has slammed Manchester United for being part of the ’embarrassing’ European Super League. Ferdinand also pointed out that the clubs involved will face immediate sanctions, describing their move as a war on football. The Premier League’s ‘big six’ – Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United – joined other 6 big football clubs in Europe as they announced a breakaway from UEFA on Sunday. Rio Ferdinand said he is embarrassed that his former club is part of the new breakaway European Super League, describing the club’s involvement as ‘embarrassing’. Despite a statement by the governing bodies of Serie A, Premier League and La Liga, Uefa among others, condemning the plans and threatening to block the 12 clubs, the Super ...
BREAKING: Super League: 12 football biggest clubs break away from UEFA, announce new competition
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BREAKING: Super League: 12 football biggest clubs break away from UEFA, announce new competition

  The creation of the European Super League has been officially announced. Twelve of football’s biggest clubs in Europe confirmed defied threats from their league and UEFA, announcing they have formed a new breakaway league, with each side set to immediately receive a share of £3billion. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham had all declared as members of the new league. In Spain, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have all joined while Inter Milan, Juventus and AC Milan joined from Italy. Yesterday, managements of the Serie A, Premier League and LaLiga met with UEFA to release a statement where they vowed to do everything in their power to block the breakaway, including banning clubs from playing in domestic competiti...
Chelsea vs Man City: Guardiola reportedly snubbed Abramovich’s offer six times
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Chelsea vs Man City: Guardiola reportedly snubbed Abramovich’s offer six times

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has snubbed Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich six times, with the Russian said to be “obsessed” about hiring him, The Athletic reports. Abramovich bought the Premier League club in 2003 and has invested millions into the Blues, to turn them into five-time Premier League champions, as well as Champions League winners. But in his pursuit for glory, the billionaire has sacked 14 managers including Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink twice. Thomas Tuchel is now in charge of Chelsea and has guided them to the semi-finals in the Champions League and the FA Cup. But Abramovich has always been obsessed with hiring Guardiola as manager. It has been claimed that he has followed Guardiola’s ever since he emerged at Barcelona, where he won 1...
VANDREZZER FC BIDS NNL FAREWELL
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VANDREZZER FC BIDS NNL FAREWELL

The Management of Vandrezzer Football Club of Lagos has decided to withdraw from further participation from all activities of the Nigeria National League with immediate effect. The decision becomes imperative in view of the fact that the Management and Board of the Nigeria National League as presently constituted has demonstrated enough resolve and communicated same to us in clear terms that our club, with its transformation agenda is not in any way needed in the NNL league. Recall that in our bid to reposition the league and open it up to become visible enough to be able to generate revenue in accordance with global best practices; we requested and received a written approval from the hierarchy of the Nigeria National League an approval to stream live, all our games home and awa...
Why Mourinho May Never Be ‘The Special One’ Again
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Why Mourinho May Never Be ‘The Special One’ Again

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore says for Jose Mourinho to be regarded as the ‘Special One’, again he has to adopt a different approach in terms of man-management. It has been a tough season for Mourinho and his Spurs players as they are in danger of missing out of top-four as they are currently seventh. They’ve since been eliminated in the Europa League but will feature in the League Cup final. Poor results have seen the former Chelsea manager criticize his players in public. And Collymore believes Mourinho needs to take a different view to get back to his best. “If Jose Mourinho is ever going to be the ‘Special One’ again, and he’s still young enough to do it, then he has to realise his old-school approach to man-management is a problem,” he wrote on The Mirror....
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...
Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea
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Lampard Speaks on Rejecting new Jobs Since he was Sacked at Chelsea

Former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has revealed that he has rejected several management offers. Lampard was sacked at Stamford Bridge after only 18 months in charge. He has since been replaced by former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel. However, Lampard is still being eyed by a few teams, but the ex-England midfielder feels the opportunities have not been quite right. “Nobody wants to lose their job. But when you go into this career, it can happen, no matter how good you think you are. “It’s given me a lot more time to be at home. It’s been great to be around the family. “I’ve had some opportunities that have come up in the last six weeks, two months, that have been flattering, but not the right thing. They were not quite right,” Lampard s...
Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years
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Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years

Bayern Munich veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club in the summer after a decade at the club, the German club have confirmed. The Germany international's deal at the Allianz Arena runs out at the end of the season and he won't be given a new contract, meaning he can sign for another club on a free transfer. "Jerome's contract expires in the summer. It will not be extended," the club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky in Germany "That was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved. I explained that to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door - hopefully with titles." Austria's David Alaba will also leave Bayern in the summer upon the expiry of his contract to join Real Madrid. Boateng has pla...
Update: Footballer, Lee Collins was found hanging in his hotel room, inquest hears
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Update: Footballer, Lee Collins was found hanging in his hotel room, inquest hears

Yeovil Town captain and defender, Lee Collins was found hanging in his hotel room, an inquest has heard. The English footballer was discovered at the Lanes Hotel in West Coker, near Yeovil, on Wednesday, March 31. An inquest into the 32-year-old's death was opened and adjourned by Tony Williams, the senior coroner for Somerset, during a hearing in Taunton. In a statement read to the court, coroner's officer Ben Batley said Mr. Collins, from Newport, Gwent, was confirmed dead at the hotel on March 31. 'Lee was a professional footballer with Yeovil Town Football Club,' Mr. Batley said. 'It was identified that when Lee did not attend for training on March 31 enquiries were made at the hotel where he was staying, and he was found in his room hanging. 'Also admitted into e...
Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death
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Olu of Warri’s Successor Revealed as Palace Chiefs Announce his Death

Palace officials in Warri have today April 5 officially announced the passing of Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri in Delta state Ogiame Ikenwoli, the 20th Olu Of Warri, was reported to have died in December 2020 from COVID19 complications just a week after his fifth coronation anniversary. The palace initially denied the reports of his death, saying he was indisposed. However after a meeting today, Johnson Amatserunreleghe, one of the palace officials, announced the passing of the monarch saying the town will go into a period of mourning and that there shall be no celebrations in the town for a period of three months while mourning lasts. The palace announced Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, a prince, as the new Olu of Warri designate. The designate w...
Sales Rep Fakes Own Kidnapping, Lodges in Edo hotel “to see if company would write off his N900,000 debt”
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Sales Rep Fakes Own Kidnapping, Lodges in Edo hotel “to see if company would write off his N900,000 debt”

Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping And Cybercrime Unit of the Edo State Police Command have arrested a sales representative of a popular pharmaceutical company for allegedly faking his own kidnapping . The suspect, Chikezie Precious, 25, was employed as a sales representative with the company three years ago and supplies drugs to most states in Southern Nigeria. According to Standard Gazette, Chikezie owns the company over N900,000 from drugs sales. In a move to get the company to write off his debt, the suspect went into hiding and raised a false alarm that he was kidnapped on the road. On his way back to Benin from Auchi, he dumped the company van along Ewohimi-Agbor road, left the key on the driver’s seat and took public transport to Benin City, where he lodged into a hotel....
Ex-Chelsea Captain, John Terry Set to Become Manager of Premier League Club
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Ex-Chelsea Captain, John Terry Set to Become Manager of Premier League Club

Former Chelsea captain, John Terry, has emerged as a leading contender for the Sheffield United manager’s job, the UK Mirror reports. The Blades want to appoint a high-profile name, after parting company with Chris Wilder in March. And Terry, who has made no secret of his desire to move into management, is on their radar. The 40-year-old joined Dean Smith’s backroom team at Aston Villa in October 2018. He helped them win promotion from the Championship that season via the play-offs. The experience Terry has gained appeals to Sheffield United’s bigwigs, who want to push for an immediate return to the Premier League next season, with the club on the brink of relegation this year.
Fans Want to See me in the Porn Industry – Moyo Lawal
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Fans Want to See me in the Porn Industry – Moyo Lawal

Nollywood actress Moyo Lawal has said she doesn’t seem to understand the reason some of her fans are urging her to join the porn industry. In an Instagram post, the actress wrote that the dress she wears are not bad enough to qualify her as an adult movie actress. She wrote: “Please oooh what do I wear that is different from what other people wear? How am I responsible for your thoughts? In fact, I see people wear worse but it is my own that is different na una sabi.” In another post, the actress and entrepreneur opened up on how she gained experience in several handiworks through her parents. “Growing up, my parents made us learn (especially me firstborn problems) all sorts of handiwork (name it, I most likely can do it ) Don’t be deceived by how I look ooh, looks are extre...
Ogun Hotel Denies Claim of People Dying after Eating Meat Served by Suspected Yahoo boy
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Ogun Hotel Denies Claim of People Dying after Eating Meat Served by Suspected Yahoo boy

The management of Titi's Concept Hotel and Apartment has denied claim of people dying after eating meat served by a suspected yahoo boy on March 20. The hotel manager, Otunba Damilare in an interview with Sahara Reporters on Tuesday March 30 said the hotel does not allow customers to bring food or any edible item into the premises. Damilare who said a group of ‘Yahoo Boys' assaulted a security guard at the hotel and were charged to court by the management, alleged that the story was concoted by them (yahoo boys) to tarnish the image of the hotel. He said; “The incident purported to have happened at our company is not true. No one shared meat at our hotel, we don't allow that, no one brings in beef or drink or anything. "Probably they went into the car outside the hotel to ...
Burna Boy is a Pride of Rivers State – Governor Wike Says
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Burna Boy is a Pride of Rivers State – Governor Wike Says

Governor Nyesom Wike has described Grammy award-winning Afrobeat artist, Burna Boy, as the pride of the state. Governor Wike said this when Burna Boy, his parents and management team paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday March 27. “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you’ve brought us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it.” he said Wike congratulated Burna Boy for the honour he did to the people of the state all over the world explaining that when news broke that Burna Boy was the winner in the Best Global Music Album category with his Twice As Tall album, the entire state was elated.
Lagos Police Commissioner Visits Family of Man Shot Dead by Police Officer at a Lounge in Lagos
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Lagos Police Commissioner Visits Family of Man Shot Dead by Police Officer at a Lounge in Lagos

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, and the entire management team of the command on Saturday, March 27, paid a condolence visit to the family of one Jelili Bakare that was shot dead by one Insp Jonathan Company on  March 18. The incident occurred at Quinox lounge at Sangotedo, Area of Lagos State, about 11.30pm when the policeman, attached to the Mounted Troop, Force Animal Branch of the Nigeria Police, had an argument with the deceased and shot him dead. Immediately after the incident, the Inspector fled but was eventually arrested by the Divisional Police Officer Ogombo Division, Lagos State. The suspect, Jonathan Company, m, has been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Po...
Wife of NIMET Officials Who Was Abducted in Plateau state Regains Freedom
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Wife of NIMET Officials Who Was Abducted in Plateau state Regains Freedom

Victoria Rabo, the wife of a staff member of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) who was abducted from her home at the staff quarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Heipang area of Plateau state on Thursday night, March 24, has regained her freedom. Commissioner of Police in Plateau State, Edward Egbuka confirmed her release on Friday March 26. He said the victim was released at about 7pm a day after she was kidnapped, following the pressure mounted on the abductors in the bush since the incident happened. NIMET official, Ayuba Rabo also confirmed the release of his wife to Channels Television after she was reunited with her family. Ayuba thanked the security agencies, as well as members and management staff of the airport for their concerns and int...
Ortom Congratulates JM Liberty Football Team on Promotion to National League
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Ortom Congratulates JM Liberty Football Team on Promotion to National League

  Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has congratulated the management and players of the JM Liberty Football Team on their promotion to the Nigerian National League, NNL, also known as the professional league. The Governor gave the commendation during a courtesy call on him by the Chairman JM Liberty Football Team, Mr. Jeremiah Avungu, and the Chairman Benue State Football Association, Mrs Margaret Icheen. He expressed delight over the team’s capacity to emerge victorious in a competition involving 13 teams from various states of the North, hosted in Jos, Plateau State and for being the only team to be promoted in the North Central zone. Governor Ortom who encouraged the players to remain committed and aim for national and international teams, also charged the counci...
Bayelsa Government Bans Open Grazing, to Arrest and Prosecute Armed Herders
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Bayelsa Government Bans Open Grazing, to Arrest and Prosecute Armed Herders

Governor Duoye Diri has assented a bill prohibiting open grazing of livestock in Bayelsa state. The Livestock Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Law 2021 was signed into law on Wednesday March 10, at the Executive Chamber of Government House, Yenagoa. Diri stated that the essence of the law is to avert and forestall any clash between herdsmen, farmers, natives and non-natives as experienced in some states. The new law which established a livestock management committee to regulate livestock activities in the state, also stipulates that any herdsman found with arms, whether licensed or not, should be arrested. Diri said; “Bayelsa welcomes all and sundry to eke out a living legitimately. The people of Bayelsa want to have a mutual and harmonious relationship with non-...
“Very Useless Admin” Ehi Ogbebor Slams School after she was told her Daughter won’t be offered admission until both Parents are Jointly Interviewed
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“Very Useless Admin” Ehi Ogbebor Slams School after she was told her Daughter won’t be offered admission until both Parents are Jointly Interviewed

Interior designer, Ehi Ogbebor took to her Instagram page this afternoon to slam a school over the term of admission the management of a school sent to her before her youngest child, Ibuere, can be admitted into their school. Ibuere is the product of her short-lived marriage to billionaire businessman, Ken Bramoh. In a post she shared this afternoon, Ehi stated that two school interviews have been done but she isn't satisfied. Although she didn't mention the name of the school, the single mum of three said one of the schools had the audacity to tell her no admission for her child until both parents are jointly interviewed. ''Madam cant wait to start school... two sch interviews and am not satisfied... one had the audacity to say no admission until both parents are jointly interv...
Adele and Simon Konecki Finalise their Divorce two Years after Splitting
Celebs

Adele and Simon Konecki Finalise their Divorce two Years after Splitting

Adele and her ex-husband Simon Konecki have reportedly finalised their divorce, nearly two years are they separated. The 32-year-old singer and the charity CEO, 46, are now "officially divorced" according to US Weekly who have reported that a judge signed off the settlement on Thursday, March 4. It was reported that mediators were forced to split the £140 million fortune that the couple had amassed. The publication claims that Adele and Simon submitted a "judgement package" in February which stated that they "opted to determine rights to community property and debts through mediation". While Adele and Simon are said to have "represented themselves" in the case, the singer reportedly sought professional help to manage the terms of their divorce. The Sun reported that whil...
Four Students Suspended for Cultism in Katsina University
Education

Four Students Suspended for Cultism in Katsina University

The management of Federal University Dutsinma in Katsina State have suspended four students over their alleged involvement in cultism. Vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi approved the indefinite suspension of the students with immediate effect following a “Security Report” signed by the Acting Chief Security Officer of the University, Tanimu Dari Atiku, and made available to the Directorate of Public Relations and Protocol. The suspended students are Peter Enajo, M.sc Sociology; Lukman N. Aminu, B.sc Computer Science; Musa Halidu, B.sc Sociology, and Maikasa Victor Lawal, B.sc Sociology. Professor Bichi who described cultism as a formidable source of concern to the University Management and all meaning and law-abiding members of the University Co...
LAUTECH Reacts after a Sex Tape of One of Its Lecturers’ Leaks Online
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LAUTECH Reacts after a Sex Tape of One of Its Lecturers’ Leaks Online

The Management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH, have reacted to the viral video of a man said to be a lecturer of the institution having sex with a lady alleged to be a student of the institution. LAUTECH became the number one trending topic on Twitter on Thursday February 25 after the sex tape was released. In the 44-second video, the middle-aged man was seen having his way with the young lady in a room. The lecturer was left in shock after he turned during the act to see a third party filming him. The video was later released online. Reacting to the development, the school authorities in a statement released, denied claims that the female is one of its students. ''We don’t have anything to do with the lady you mentioned. There are many of them who did n...
China’s N3.2 Trillion Loan to Nigeria is Nothing to Worry About — DMO DG, Patience Oniha
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China’s N3.2 Trillion Loan to Nigeria is Nothing to Worry About — DMO DG, Patience Oniha

Director-general of the Debt Management office, Patience Oniha has revealed that Nigeria’s loans from China are about N3.2 trillion and constitute about 11 per cent of its total external debt. In an interview with Premium Times, Oniha said the loans are all concessional loans that are project-tied and that there are no reasons for Nigerians to be worried about them. She also revealed that Nigeria’s debt to Gross Domestic Products (GDP) is currently sustainable, but that there is a need for the country to do much better in terms of debt services to revenue. Oniha said; “I know that last year there were a lot in the public space about borrowing from China. So all of the loans we had from China, the stock of the bilateral credits which is where China belongs, that we have, is sm...
Ebola Outbreak: We’re Enhancing Surveillance at Nigeria’s Borders – PTF
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Ebola Outbreak: We’re Enhancing Surveillance at Nigeria’s Borders – PTF

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said it is enhancing surveillance at points of entry into the country following the recent outbreak of Ebola outbreak in neighbouring countries. PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha who spoke at the task force's press briefing on Monday February 15, said they will be keeping a "keen eye" to avoid having to combat two deadly diseases at the same time. Mustapha said; “The PTF wishes to underscore the fact that respect for national protocols, setting up of appropriate infrastructure and the all-round protection of our travelling nationals shall remain paramount in our consideration and the eventual outcome. “The oxygen strategy we are pursuing nationwide under case management is receiving the needed support from the global fund. This will...
UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses
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UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses

  The management of Osun State University, UNIOSUN teaching hospital has denied a report that hoodlums invaded the hospital last week to retrieve the corpse of a patient who died of COVID-19. The report said the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient invited hoodlums to carry their corpses from the hospital without obeying NCDC guidelines. There were reports on Tuesday that hoodlums attacked the hospital and allegedly unplugged the life-support machines of some patients in the Accident and Emergency Unit. A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Ayodele Adeyemo, on Sunday confirmed that two patients who were admitted to the Holding Bay died before the result of their COVID-19 test was released. The result which came after their death confirmed that the patients d...
Kobe Byrant: US Investigators Announce Cause of Crash
Sport

Kobe Byrant: US Investigators Announce Cause of Crash

  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined the cause of the January 26, 2020, crash that killed NBA legend, Kobe Bryant. The accident claimed the lives of others: Bryant’s daughter Gianna, Christina Mauser; Payton and Sarah Chester; John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli; and Zobayan. The chopper took off after 9 a.m. from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, heading to Camarillo Airport for the second day of a weekend tournament at the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks. NTSB concluded that the helicopter pilot, Ara Zobayan, should not have flown into cloudy conditions. Investigators found that his decision to fly resulted in his spatial disorientation and loss of control of the aircraft. Zobayan’s “likely” self-induced pressure to get Bryant to his d...
Dead Patient’s Relatives Beat up Nurse in Ondo Federal Medical Centre
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Dead Patient’s Relatives Beat up Nurse in Ondo Federal Medical Centre

Nurses at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, Ondo State downed tools on Monday February 8 after one of them was allegedly attacked by relatives of a deceased patient. The Chairman of nurses at the hospital, Francis Ajibola, who confirmed the incident, said the relatives of the deceased brought in the patient in a critical state on Sunday, February 7. Ajibola said the nurses and doctors tried to revive the patient but it was too late as the patient died on arrival. He said immediately the patient was pronounced dead, the relatives descended on the nurses, inflicting serious bodily injuries on them. The nurses are presently receiving treatment at the hospital. To register their displeasure, the nurses in the hospital downed tools, insisting they would only resume work after the fam...
‘A Door Has Been Opened’: Pope Francis Appoints More Women to Vatican Posts
Religion

‘A Door Has Been Opened’: Pope Francis Appoints More Women to Vatican Posts

Pope Francis has appointed two more women to Vatican posts previously held only by men, giving women more empowerment in the male-dominated Holy See. The pontiff appointed Nathalie Becquart, 52, a French member of the Xaviere Missionary Sisters, on Saturday as co-undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops, a department that prepares major meetings of world bishops held every few years on a different topic. The position gives her the right to vote in the all-male assemblies, something many women and some bishops have called for. Over the years, women have participated as observers and consultants in past synods but only "synod fathers", including bishops and specially appointed or elected male representatives, could vote on final documents sent to the pope. During a synod in 201...
EPL: Bruno Fernandes Opens Up on ‘Fights with Solskjaer
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EPL: Bruno Fernandes Opens Up on ‘Fights with Solskjaer

Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has said that he always engages in a “battle” with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to get inspiration, SportingLife reports. Fernandes believes Solskjaer getting “angry sometimes” in arguments, keeps him on his toes as he targets a treble this season. The 26-year-old also feels the Norwegian’s flexible man-management is behind United’s incredible transformation into title contenders. The £55million midfielder has been Solskjaer’s star performer since arriving from Sporting Lisbon 13 months ago. Fernandes has now spoken about two clashes he had with his boss. He told TV2: “It’s not so much. I’ve played 54 games now. During those fights he has been angry with me twice, it’s not bad, so I’m happy with that. “But I think it’s im...
Kano State Govt Shuts Down a Hospital for Handling Severe COVID19 Cases
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Kano State Govt Shuts Down a Hospital for Handling Severe COVID19 Cases

The Kano state government have shut down the UMC Hospital in the state after it was discovered that the hospital management was attending to “severe cases” of COVID-19 instead of referring the patients to isolation centres provided by the state government. The state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, disclosed this in a statement. He said investigations showed that the hospital went contrary to the directive of the government and was treating COVID19 cases in their facility. Garba said two patients died in the hospital. “The action by UMC hospital is in parallel with the standard set by the Kano State Task Force on COVID-19, which requires such facility to attend only to mild cases of the disease,”the statement in part read A team from the COVID19 taskforce closed down ...

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