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Marriage Certificate to now Include Mothers’ Names in England and Wales
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Marriage Certificate to now Include Mothers’ Names in England and Wales

For the first time, mothers of brides and grooms in England and Wales will now be added to marriage certificates. Before now, marriage certificates only included the names of the fathers of the couple, but a change to the Marriage Act means both parents will be included. The Home Office said the move would "correct a historic anomaly". Marriages will also be recorded electronically, rather than written in a registry book, as part of the biggest changes to the system since 1837. The government said the creation of a single electronic register, which goes live on Tuesday, May 4, would speed up the process and remove the need for any details to be extracted from hard copies. The changes to the Marriage Act were made in consultation with the Church of England. The Reveren...
16 Gang Members On Revenge Mission Arrested, Paraded In Kwara
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16 Gang Members On Revenge Mission Arrested, Paraded In Kwara

A crack team of police detectives from the Kwara State Police Command has arrested 16 persons suspected to be members of the Eiye and Aiye confraternities in the Oloje/Okoolowo area of Ilorin, the state capital. Parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Ilorin, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Bagega, said the suspects, consisting of 12 males and four females, were arrested while on a revenge mission in the area. “We immediately dispatched the newly created anti-cultists team, in collaboration with the vigilantes, to storm the area before they struck. “The effort paid off as 16 suspected cultists, males and females, wielding weapons, including guns, machetes, axes, charms, wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, and other items to be used in the foil...
Messi Always Wants to Assassinate Goalkeepers – Caballero
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Messi Always Wants to Assassinate Goalkeepers – Caballero

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, “goes out to assassinate the goalkeeper” when he is on the pitch, according to Willy Caballero, who says his compatriot is forever on a “mission” to find the target. Messi has netted a remarkable 663 goals for Barca, breaking several records along the way. Chelsea keeper Caballero has lined up against and alongside Messi down the years. He told 90min: “Facing Messi, I had to suffer. “He goes out to assassinate the goalkeeper. “The goalkeepers, the defenders – he’s going to kill [them]. And killing means scoring as many goals as possible. “He doesn’t care if you know him, if you’re Argentine or if you’re a friend. He’ll talk to you afterwards, greet you and everything else, but in those 90 minutes he’s on a mission to hit you with goals...
Actress Juliet Ibrahim on a mission to expose top Ghanaian politicians who are gay
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Actress Juliet Ibrahim on a mission to expose top Ghanaian politicians who are gay

Actress Juliet Ibrahim has threatened to expose some top politicians who are gay. Juliet Ibrahim made this threat while reacting to the trending news about the office of Ghanaians LGBTQI which has been closed down by the police. According to her, if the persecution of the LGBTQI doesn't cease, she will be compelled to mention names of Ghanaian politicians practicing gay in secret. "Let them not push many to call out top officials who are queer and not speaking up against this barbaric behavior ooo", she wrote. Maame Adwoa who shared this on her IG Page wrote; "Aunty Juli Juu is on a mission to expose big men".  
Alleged victim of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso says she was kicked out of mission house after she refused to continue performing sexual acts on him
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Alleged victim of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso says she was kicked out of mission house after she refused to continue performing sexual acts on him

An alleged victim of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso has narrated how the she was kicked allegedly kicked out of his mission house because she refused to continue massaging his feet and private parts.   Omotoso, the senior pastor of the Jesus Dominion International Church‚ Durban, South Africa, was arrested on April 20, 2017 for rape and human trafficking.     The pastor and his co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, face 63 main and 34 alternative charges facing multiple charges related to contravention of the Sexual Offences Act. His alleged victims included girls as young as 13.   The new witness, Hlubikazi Faleni, was called to testify in the Omotoso trial at the Port Elizabeth high court on Thursday, February 4.   Accordi...
Young man shot dead by suspected cultists in Warri
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Young man shot dead by suspected cultists in Warri

Gunmen suspected to be cultists have killed a rival cult suspect at Ugbori community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.   The deceased identified as Ekpo Kperegbeyi, was shot dead in his house at about 2:30p.m on Wednesday, February 3.     The assailants reportedly arrived his house in an ash-coloured Toyota Camry car, shot him dead in his bed and fled the scene.   It was gathered that the deceased's mentor and leader was also killed a fortnight ago in Warri and Ekpo was alleged to have partaken in a revenge mission where four suspected cultists were hacked to death last week. He was reportedly counselled to relocate for his life, but refused.   Police operatives from “A” Division Police Headquarters, Warri, who arri...
Three National Quard Members Killed in Helicopter Crash in New York
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Three National Quard Members Killed in Helicopter Crash in New York

Three National Guard members were killed in a helicopter crash in New York state Wednesday night, according to the state's Division of Military and Naval Affairs. The craft, a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m. in Mendon, a rural town south of Rochester, officials said. Authorities said the New York Army National Guard UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Greater Rochester International Airport crashed while on a routine training mission. The helicopter flew out of the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport and was assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, according to Eric Durr, public affairs director of the New York S...
US forces rescue American citizen abducted in Niger Republic and held hostage in Nigeria
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US forces rescue American citizen abducted in Niger Republic and held hostage in Nigeria

US forces on Saturday October 31, rescued an American citizen taken hostage by armed men earlier this week in Niger and held in the northern part of the country.   The mission was undertaken by elite commandos as part of a major effort to free the U.S. citizen, Philip Walton, 27, before his abductors could get far after taking him captive in Niger on October 26, counterterrorism officials told ABC News.   Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement;   "U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men. This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of the U.S. Department of State. No U.S military personnel were injured ...
‘My mission is to provide jobs for ordinary Nigerians’ – Samklef
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‘My mission is to provide jobs for ordinary Nigerians’ – Samklef

Nigerian singer and music producer, Samklef, has shared one of his goals with his fans. Taking to Twitter, the singer stressed that he is on a mission to provide jobs for the ordinary Nigerian citizen. The singer also shared details of a project he is sponsoring for youths as he asked interested people to join the project. Sharing on Twitter, the singer wrote: “My mission is to provide jobs for the ordinary Nigerians. These are 150 people of my IT HUB TAKING CLASSES TODAY WITH drpraize LINK IN BIO FOR MORE INFO.” See His Post Here:  
African Union Disqualifies Okonjo-Iweala from Contesting for World Trade Organisation Director-General
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African Union Disqualifies Okonjo-Iweala from Contesting for World Trade Organisation Director-General

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been disqualified from contesting for the office of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation by the African Union. The disqualification is coming after President Buhari withdrew the nomination of Fedrick Agah and replaced him with Okonjo-Iweala. The office of the legal counsel at the African Union had said that Iweala's nomination was against laid-down rules as the executive council of the union in its 35th ordinary session that was held in Niamey, Niger, asked member countries to present candidates to the AU ministerial committee on candidature by November 30, 2019, to allow it endorse a consensus candidate at its February 2020 ordinary session. In the letter dated June 15 and addressed to the permanent mission of the Republic of Nigeria...
The music Industry is Demonic – Vanessa Mdee Speaks on Quitting Music
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The music Industry is Demonic – Vanessa Mdee Speaks on Quitting Music

Tanzanian music star, Vanessa Mdee went public with her decision of quitting music in her 29 minutes Podcast "Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee".  According to Mdee, the music industry is demonic and she is currently working on being an advocate of honesty, beauty and what facing your demons can do for you. She said; “I don’t know who needs to hear this, but my mission is to be a light. I know that I would probably disappoint a few people and that’s Okay, I know that my fans don’t wanna hear this but guess what am never be too far away from you, trust me. The reason why I had to leave the industry is because I needed to choose my life, the music industry is demonic. People will tell you half-truth about what really goes on, and the truth is I just wanna be an advocate for honesty an...
Why I Removed my Fallopian Tubes – 28-year-old lady writes
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Why I Removed my Fallopian Tubes – 28-year-old lady writes

A young lady has taken to Twitter to state the reason why she removed her Fallopian tubes, as against the wishes of her medical doctors. The lady, identified as Trixie, said she’s never been pregnant and she wouldn’t want to get pregnant for the rest of her life as having children would not compliment her lifestyle. She wrote: May 23rd, 2019, I got my Fallopian tubes removed & started my childfree lifestyle journey. The 5 male doctors turned me down because I was under 30, childless, single & never experienced a pregnancy It was very difficult for me emotionally and mentally. I even stopped being sexually active for 450 days because I was on a mission. Questions I’ve been receiving: How old are you? – 28 What if you change your mind? – I won’t ...
Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola Reveals Mission Of 15 Chinese Doctors In Nigeria
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Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola Reveals Mission Of 15 Chinese Doctors In Nigeria

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has revealed the mission of the 15 Chinese experts who came into the country in April. While speaking at the daily press briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 today May 19, Arebesola said the experts are in Nigeria on the bill of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to assist in building and equipping isolation centres. He also refuted claims that they have been snuck out of Nigeria. “Indeed 15 Chinese nationals came into Nigeria on 8th of April. They are here on the bill of the CCECC, a Chinese company doing some works for us in Nigeria in conjunction with some Nigerian companies they agreed to support us in the effort to respond to the pandemic. At Idu isolation centre in Abuja, they participate...
Gernot Rohr accepts to be paid in Naira and reside in Nigeria
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Gernot Rohr accepts to be paid in Naira and reside in Nigeria

Super Eagles of Nigeria Head coach Gernot Rohr has accepted the Nigeria Football Federation's (NFF)  new contract sent to him last month.   In the contract, NFF president Amaju Pinnick revealed they inserted three clauses which includes Rohr residing in Nigeria, watching the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) with a view to grooming home based players to become international stars and being paid his salary in Nigerian Naira.   Pinnick also revealed that other coaches were in contact with him in case Rohr refuses the contract .     Franco-German coach, Rohr, has now disclosed he has accepted the clauses in the contract and that he will be willing to live in Nigeria and be paid in Naira. Rohr also revealed he also agreed to lower his ...
No scouts; no technical chief; Charnley takes sole charge of Newcastle transfers
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No scouts; no technical chief; Charnley takes sole charge of Newcastle transfers

Newcastle United managing director Lee Charnley is now running transfers alone during the club's furlough period. The Evening Chronicle says Mike Ashley took the decision to temporarily lay off a significant number of his work force amid the virus pandemic. This included his scouting team with head of recruitment Steve Nickson and European scouts Paul Baker and Mick Tait all furloughed. With the scouting department shutting down at teatime last night, talent spotters are now not even allowed to work from home or take part in any video scouting missions. It is is true that future deals were still at a delicate stage for this summer. But Charnley and Toon head coach Steve Bruce will now have to deal with any correspondence.
DG of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on self isolation after visiting China
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DG of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on self isolation after visiting China

the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, is currently on self isolation after visiting China. Earlier reports had claimed Chikwe Ihekweazu was on quarantine, but the NCDC has come out to debunk it. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), he was part of the WHO high-level mission to China, and tested negative upon his return. The NCDC wrote on Twitter; “The news that Director General @Chikwe_I is in quarantine over #COVID19 is false. While he was part of @WHO high-level mission to China, he returned healthy, has tested negative and has no symptoms He’s in self-isolation for 14 days in accordance with NCDC’s advisory.”
Chelsea star Mount reveals Ronaldo motivation after Man Utd trip
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Chelsea star Mount reveals Ronaldo motivation after Man Utd trip

The Blues youngster watched in awe as Ronaldo scored against his boyhood team in 2008, and would love to make similar headlines at Old Trafford today Chelsea youngster Mason Mount has revealed he took inspiration from a trip to Old Trafford to see Cristiano Ronaldo as a nine-year-old, and he is hoping to have a similar impact when the Blues take on Manchester United on Sunday. As a boyhood Portsmouth fan, Mount made the trip to the north-west with his father shortly after signing schoolboy forms with Chelsea. What he saw that day has remained with him ever since. Today, the midfielder heads to the same stadium with a very different mission in mind as he looks to force his way into Frank Lampard’s starting XI and forge his own reputation as a playmaker and influencer in the middl...
Rangers 2-0 Progres Niederkorn: Aribo and Ojo put Gerrard’s men in control
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Rangers 2-0 Progres Niederkorn: Aribo and Ojo put Gerrard’s men in control

Rangers beat Progres Niederkorn 2-0 at Ibrox in the first leg of their Europa League second-round qualifier. Joe Aribo and Sheyi Ojo were on target as Rangers claimed a 2-0 first-leg victory over Luxembourg club Progres Niederkorn in their Europa League second-round qualifier on Thursday. The Scottish side eased to a 10-0 aggregate victory over St Joseph's in the previous round and they moved a step closer to reaching the group stage after earning a comfortable win against Progres, who were reduced to 10 men late on in Glasgow. Ojo struck in the 54th minute to add to Aribo's 20th-minute opener as Rangers launched a revenge mission, two years on from suffering a shock elimination against the same opposition.
Afcon 2019: Algeria and Senegal are on another psychological level – Belmadi
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Afcon 2019: Algeria and Senegal are on another psychological level – Belmadi

The 43-year-old has warned the final is a totally different test to their group stage clash against Senegal Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has underlined his team's mission is to make fans happy with victory in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The North Africans need to see off Senegal in order to rule the continent for the second time in the tournament's history. Friday's outing will be their third appearance in Afcon finals and their first since their last triumph in 1990.
President Buhari Reacts As Super Eagles Beat South Africa 2 – 1
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President Buhari Reacts As Super Eagles Beat South Africa 2 – 1

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles for “another spectacular outing that has confirmed Nigeria’s progress to the next level in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019.” His reaction was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina after the team’s win over South Africa. “With a well-deserved victory over the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, President Buhari believes, like millions of other sports-loving Nigerians, that the mission of having the trophy in our hands for the fourth time is almost accomplished for the high flying Eagles”, it read. “The President urges the team and their handlers to remain focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory. “He affirms that the crop of players in the national football team represe...
Lawan Under Fire For Sacking Festus Adedayo Hours After Appointment
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Lawan Under Fire For Sacking Festus Adedayo Hours After Appointment

The Coalition of United Political Parties CUPP, has lambasted the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, for “sacrificing competence” by withdrawing the appointment of Festus Adedayo as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity hours after the appointment was announced. Adedayo, who has spoken on the cancellation of his appointment, was removed after supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) kicked against it. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, in a statement on Friday, condemned how Buhari government kitchen members, supporters and social media warriors allegedly on the payroll of the ruling APC and the presidency opposed the appointment. “Their grouse was that the celebrated columnist has many times penned pieces that were critical of President MUHAMMADU Buhari who is the ...
‘I joined Derby because of Lampard’ – Efe Ambrose admits to ‘frustrating’ time in England
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‘I joined Derby because of Lampard’ – Efe Ambrose admits to ‘frustrating’ time in England

The Nigeria international have vowed to keep fighting despite failing to play for the Championship side during his short spell with the Rams Efe Ambrose says the presence of Frank Lampard was the reason why he joined Derby County from Hibernian. The 30-year-old joined the Rams on a short-term deal from the Scottish Premier League side, however, he failed to feature for Lampard’s side before he was let go at the end of the 2018–19 season. In a chat with Goal, he voiced his frustrations at Pride Park Stadium, claiming his mission to the club was not achieved following continuous snub from the manager he has a lot of respect for.
The Challenges Before Prince Dapo Abiodun In Ogun State
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The Challenges Before Prince Dapo Abiodun In Ogun State

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has enormous challenges on his hands. And, son of man pity him a lot. He has been very comfortable almost throughout his life with his hands in lovely portions of the good things on this side of the divide. But not too long ago, he was in what The Holy Bible describes as The Valley, carrying such a pain that no father would ever wish for himself. Losing a child is bad. But a grown up one for that matter was certainly double pain. Abiodun has also worked long and hard to win elections. But on each occasion, when things pointed to victory, he lost out, also suffering the pain of defeat. Not that he did not work hard. To me, what the Holy Bible also described as The Fullness of Time was in play. It was not his time. Now that his time is he...
FIFA President  Hints on Second Term Plans for Football
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FIFA President Hints on Second Term Plans for Football

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino. was re-elected to office at the body’s 69th Congress in Paris, France, on Wednesday. He was re-elected by acclamation by FIFA’s 211 member-associations as he was the only candidate for the position. First elected at an extraordinary congress in February 2016, following a meltdown that consumed Sepp Blatter, FIFA’s ninth president will now start his first full four-year term. “In just over three years, this organisation went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be: an institution that develops football “This new FIFA has a mission and a plan for it, which is why the next four years have, in fact, already started. We have laid solid building blocks for the future,” Infant...
Ihedioha Under Fire for Attacking Okorocha
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Ihedioha Under Fire for Attacking Okorocha

Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 election, Uche Nwosu, has declared that Governor Emeka Ihedioha has no plans for the State. Nwosu said this in his reaction to Ihedioha’s insistence that ex-Governor Rochas Okorocha did not properly hand over to him. “The action of the governor since he assumed office has showed that he is not serious and does not seem to have any cutout plan or blueprint for governance, except the desperation to grab power”, Nwosu to The Nation. “The people of Imo state did not vote for him to start chasing shadows. For the time he will stay as the governor, he should unfold his plans and programme for the people. No one is interested in excuses, what the people want is performance and nothing less. ...
Ending extreme poverty in Africa by 2030 doubtful, says World Bank
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Ending extreme poverty in Africa by 2030 doubtful, says World Bank

The World Bank Group (WBG’s) projection to end extreme poverty in Africa is no longer feasible, its President, David Malpass, has said. The WBG chief, who spoke during a press briefing on Thursday at the on-going Word Bank Group/the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings in Washington DC,  said a combination of waning structural reforms in major economies, financial stress in some large emerging markets and elevated policy uncertainty globally have altered the bank’s earlier forecast. He said: “On current trends, per capita income in growth in sub-Saharan Africa as a whole is now projected to stay below one per cent until at least 2021 which elevates the risk of a further concentration of extreme poverty on the continent.” He stressed that this fact is extremely troubli...
Felicity Hayward Goes Naked On Instagram
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Felicity Hayward Goes Naked On Instagram

Felicity Hayward went nearly naked and covered her modesty with body paint ahead of her appearance in Naked Beach. The plus-size model's body was covered with butterfly artwork in paint. She is expected to feature in a new series, Naked Beach, which will see contestants embark on a naked mission to find their self-esteem. Sharing a photo of her naked body covered in paint, Felicity wrote: The statement that Self Love, Brings Beauty has been something which has resonated for me for years. We weren’t born full of hate for ourselves or others, society has changed us by what we are viewing in media, or what beauty or body trend is currently popular. In a life of social media filled with photoshop and unrealistic beauty standards we really do have a body image crisis on our h...
Air Force Wipes Out Terrorist Group In Borno
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Air Force Wipes Out Terrorist Group In Borno

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has significantly degraded an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists’ Hideout and neutralized some of its leaders and fighters at Magari on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno State. This was accomplished in an air interdiction mission conducted yesterday, 1 April 2019, following credible intelligence reports indicating that some senior ISWAP leaders arrived the settlement on Friday, 30 April 2019, along with some of their fighters. Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions conducted over the weekend confirmed increased level of human activities in the settlement with a prominent ISWAP flag observed near 2 compounds in the settlement indicating the presence of high level leaders of t...
ICPC vows to deal with politicians, contractors who divert funds for constituency projects
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ICPC vows to deal with politicians, contractors who divert funds for constituency projects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) says it will prosecute politicians and contractors who diverted funds for Constituency Projects across the country. Chairman of the commission, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye made this known on Tuesday at the launch of ”Constituency Projects Tracking Group” in Abuja. He said that the commission would pursue such contractors to either complete the projects, return the funds or face prosecution, NAN reports. “Affected companies and their directors will also be prosecuted. We also hope to publish the names of those behind the project failures for possible social sanctions in their communities.’’ He said that in order to ensure that there was value for money, the commission launched a partnership with the Nigeri...
Edo keeps Dudu Orumen hanging on sports commission job
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Edo keeps Dudu Orumen hanging on sports commission job

Dudu-Orumen, a renowned sports commentator and a Barrister at Law was appointed by Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki to help in his mission to revive Edo State sports, but reliable sources hinted that Dudu-Orumen is now counting his fingers as things have not turned out the way he figured. “He doesn’t have an office of his own, he has not received his briefs and most amazingly, he has not held any meeting with the deputy governor who is in charge of sports affairs in the State,” said an official of the Edo Sports Council. “I’m aware that he has made several attempts to reach the governor who appointed him, but he has not been able to see or hear from the governor.“At the last National Sports Festival in Abuja he was just a mere spectator and he is getting frustrated by the developme...
FG Working Hard to Reverse Terrible Mismanagement of Economy – Buhari
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FG Working Hard to Reverse Terrible Mismanagement of Economy – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said that the Federal Government was doing its best to correct and reverse the terrible mismanagement the country had experienced in previous administrations in the country. President Buhari who stated this when he received a delegation of non-career Ambassadors, who came to State House, Abuja, to congratulate him on his re-election, said, “and with some luck, our best will be good enough.” He said Nigeria was trying to live within her means, “so we can improve our lot,” adding that government was determined to upgrade the country’s profile, both locally and internationally. The President said it would be inexcusable for government not to take care of its Ambassadors in their various stations, hence the special attention being paid to th...
Taxify is now called Bolt
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Taxify is now called Bolt

Taxify, the leading European on-demand transportation platform, is changing its name to Bolt and introducing a new logo. The update brings the brand identity in line with the company’s broader vision of transportation that has already expanded from ride-hailing, with cars and motorbikes, to scooter sharing. Speaking on why the company chose to make the change, Markus Villig, CEO and co-founder, Bolt said, “Taxify launched five years ago with a mission to make urban transportation more convenient and affordable. Our first product was a taxi dispatch solution that gave the company its original name.” The Estonian-born tech company has evolved in leaps and bounds since its inception to now serve 25 million customers in over 30 countries globally, making it a leader in Europe and Afr...
Young Boy Looking Healthy 2 Years After he Was Branded a Witch
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Young Boy Looking Healthy 2 Years After he Was Branded a Witch

Danish aid worker, Anja Loven Ringgren shared before and after photos of a young boy they rescued in Akwa Ibom two years ago after being branded a witch, beaten and abandoned on the street by his family. Read post below. This morning facebook reminded me about what happened exactly 2 years ago today. On the 13 of February 2017 Nsidibe Orok, Director of Child Development of ACAEDF and I went on a rescue mission alone. A boy was abandoned and left alone on the street. We found the boy with scars all over his body. He was accused of being a witch. He was brutally beaten. This was the day Elijah was rescued, one of David Jr.’s best friends today.
Incredible transformation Of Two Nigerian Children Rescued After Being Branded Witches
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Incredible transformation Of Two Nigerian Children Rescued After Being Branded Witches

Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven shared photos of two children rescued from the bushes in 2014, after being branded witches and banished by their families in Akwa Ibom. Mary, pictured above when she was 9 years, was sexually abused and diagnosed with syphilis and gonorrhea. Read loven's post on Facebook below Mary 2014 vs. Mary 2019 Ekong 2014 vs. Ekong 2019 5 years ago today I was in Denmark. David Emmanuel Umem called me in the morning. He told me that he had to go on a rescue mission. I was nervous for his safety. And nervous about the children he was going to rescue. It was said that they might not be alive. Later in the day David send me pictures of the children. He found a boy and a girl in the bushes. The children were almost naked with burns ...
My Cousin Taught Me How to Rob – 22-year Old Suspect
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My Cousin Taught Me How to Rob – 22-year Old Suspect

A 22-year-old suspected robber, identified as, Daniel Olanrewaju, has revealed that he was taught how to rob by his cousin. Daniel Olanrewaju was arrested three weeks after he broke into a boutique in Agbado, Ogun State. It was learnt that the suspect was accosted by some vigilantes in the community while he was roaming about last Tuesday night. When he was questioned on his mission in the area, he reportedly could not give satisfactory answers. He was arrested and handed over to the police at the Agbado division. After further interrogation, he confessed to have burgled the boutique and stolen trousers, jerseys, among other clothes. The resident of Somolu, Lagos State, reportedly led the police to arrest one Ibrahim, with whom he kept some of the stolen clothes. Olanrewaju tol...
Lady Goes Online to Search For a Husband For Her 45 Years Old Mum
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Lady Goes Online to Search For a Husband For Her 45 Years Old Mum

A lady has taken to Twitter to look for a husband for her 45-year-old mum who is a widow. Sharing photos of her beautiful mum, the Twitter user wrote that her mum is gainfully employed and a christian and she is on a mission to find for her a suitor who must also be gainfully employed and must be 45 years or above. Well her tweet has since gone viral and it has been shared thousands of time. Hopefully she will find a lucky man for her mum: Hi, Meet my Mum. She’s 45 years old, widowed, Christian, and gainfully employed. Also, she  has just me ?, and I’m on a mission to match-make her with one amazing and lucky man.  Prospective suitor must be 45 and above, gainfully employed  a Christia.(widower, divorced or never.
Emiliano Sala: Seats Likely to Be From Missing Plane Found
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Emiliano Sala: Seats Likely to Be From Missing Plane Found

As the search for Emiliano Sala’s mission plane continues, two seats likely to be from the missing plane is said to have been found. The seat cushions were found washed up on a beach in north west France and investigators believe the seats are from the missing plane carrying Cardiff City striker. Search crews have been scouring the sea around the Channel Islands since the Piper Malibu being flown by pilot Dave Ibbotson disappeared on Monday, January 21. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said today: On the morning of Monday 28 January, we were advised by the French safety investigation authority, that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surainville on the Cotentin Peninsula. A second cushion was found in the same area later that day. From a preliminary ex...
Nigeria Grinds out Four Wicket Victory against Rwanda at Bilateral Meet in Abuja
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Nigeria Grinds out Four Wicket Victory against Rwanda at Bilateral Meet in Abuja

The first leg of the bilateral international cricket series between Nigeria and Rwanda got off to a glorious start last Saturday at the newly constructed turf pitch in Abuja. At game one, Nigeria won the toss and elected to field first sending in Rwanda to bat. Rwanda struggled in the early overs to some decent bowling partnership between Blessing Etim and Samson Rachael. Rwanda could not put up a respectable partnership and eventually crumbled to 65 runs all out in 17.3 overs. In the second innings, Rwanda responded well with the ball forcing the Nigeria opening pair to a run out in the second over. Nigeria struggled to keep a decent partnership as well with wickets falling every other over creating tension all around. Fyneface Fate came on a rescue mission for Nigeria and tw...
Man Without Ego… The Unprecedented Humility of Abubakar Isa Funtua
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Man Without Ego… The Unprecedented Humility of Abubakar Isa Funtua

Humility is not a peculiar habit of self-effacement; rather like having an inaudible voice, it is a gallant respect for reality and one of the most difficult and central of all the virtues. Abubakar Isa Funtua, the son of Alhaji Isa Funtua, undoubtedly appreciates its essence. Little wonder like anxious teenagers waiting for their bar mitzvah, many Nigerians, near and far-flung, are eager to know who Abubakar is. This palpable and pervasive anxiety is expected because of the self-effacing nature of this cheerful and relentless giver. Frankly, it would not be a heresy to say that Abubakar is not a run-of-the-mill successful entrepreneur fixated on lining their pockets and thriving on cronyism. Abubakar thrives rather on giving back to the society more than he has ever made from i...
Simeon Nwankwo: On Rescue Mission to Lokeren
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Simeon Nwankwo: On Rescue Mission to Lokeren

After failing to save Italian club, Crotone FC from going down relegation in spite of scoring seven goals not many would have thought that Nigerian young star, Simeon Nwankwo would go down to Italian second tier with his team. With the season just halfway the striker may have to be on another rescue mission, this time in Belgium as top division side Lokeren would be counting on Simi’s goals to save them from sinking In a desperate attempt not to go down relegation in the Jupiler Pro League, Belgium side, Lokeren have during the week signed Nigerian international, Simeon Nwankwo from Italian Serie B side, Crotone. Lokeren are desperate to avoid relegation this season and as such, they hope the goals of new signing Nwankwo would help achieve the objective as they are currently bottom o...
Bosso Proud Of Gombe Utd Return To NPFL
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Bosso Proud Of Gombe Utd Return To NPFL

Gombe United technical adviser,  Ladan Bosso, says securing a ticket back to the Nigeria Professional Football League,  NPFL,  was mission accomplished for the Savannah Scorpions. Ladan Bosso Gombe United finished second second in the Northern Conference with five points, same as Kada City but with inferior goal aggregate. “Before coming here, our objective was to pick one of the promotion tickets. “We also wanted to play in the grand finale and possibly emerge as overall Champions. “But though we can no longer feature in the final, we are happy that our major objective which is a Premier League ticket was achieved and I’m proud of the players. “It would have been a waste of our efforts because when I joined up I told them it would amount to wasted efforts if we failed to secu...
Ex-NANS President Abdul Mahmud Demands Immediate Removal Of His Name From Records Of  Association
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Ex-NANS President Abdul Mahmud Demands Immediate Removal Of His Name From Records Of Association

Ex-NANS President Abdul Mahmud, took to Twitter to demand the immediate removal of his name from the records of association following the group’s leadership’s recent visit to President Buhari at the state house, Abuja. According to the Ex-NANS president Abdul Mahmud, only a generation without a sense of history will continue to walk the shamed path the association’s current leadership are walking on. Abdul Mahmud who was NANS president from 1990- 1992, further stated that it was not thoughtful for the association’s leadership to visit President Buhari when ASUU is on strike. His tweets reads; As the 8th President of NANS (1990-1992), I ask that my name be removed from all records and archives of the association. I shall issue a formal statement to this effect Recall that followin...
Wedding Without the Bride: 20 Years Later…
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Wedding Without the Bride: 20 Years Later…

                                                              Mr. and Mrs. Adeniyi On 19th December 1998, exactly 20 years ago today, I was among 20 grooms facing the congregation at the then headquarters of the Living Faith Church otherwise known as Winners Chapel, in Ipaja, Lagos. It did not escape the attention of church members that while 19 men had their brides by their side, I was standing alone. Meanwhile, the service had long started with the scriptural readings and we were at the point of taking the marriage vows. As each of the 19 couples exchanged their rings and were pronounced husbands and wives to thunderous applause from the congregation, I was all alone and in a state of utter confusion. When the sermon was about to begin, I rushed out of the church. My Best Man and...
‘LaLiga Playing a Key Role in the Growth of Football’
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‘LaLiga Playing a Key Role in the Growth of Football’

L-R - Media and Communications Coordinator LaLiga Nigeria, Ayodeji Adegbenro, Delegate LaLiga Nigeria, Guillermo Perez Castello, LaLiga Ambassador, Mutiu Adepoju, and Managing Director LaLiga Nigeria, Javier Del Rio In a bid to promote the development of football, both locally and globally, LaLiga oversees training programmes, value-enhancing initiatives and has signed numerous agreements with international organisations. Speaking at an interactive session in Lagos thursday, Managing Director LaLiga Nigeria, Javier Del Rio, stressed that these efforts are all part of the institution’s quest to ensure that the experience garnered throughout the history of the Spanish league serves to assist the growth of the game and its values across the globe The LaLiga clubs are also heavily i...
Nigeria High Commission London dismiss over 50 staff
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Nigeria High Commission London dismiss over 50 staff

Nigerian High Commission London has dismissed over 50 staff, over an alleged restructuring of the organization and budgetary constraints. While the dismissed staff of the Nigeria High Commission London were asked to accept the letter dated 22nd of November, 2018, it was gathered that the Commission claimed the dismissal took effect from 1st of January 2018. A source who spoke to Vanguard disclosed that the staff were disengaged, so the management of the commission can employ their friends and family members into the vacant positions. The dismissed 50 staff were also asked reapply for the same job if they so wish. A displaced staff of the commission who called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Government of Nigeria to look into the matter, said; “We want the World to see ...
Boko Haram: Nigeria, Chad Defence Ministers to Hold Consultations This Week
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Boko Haram: Nigeria, Chad Defence Ministers to Hold Consultations This Week

Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali (Rtd), will later in the week, visit N’djamena, Chad to discuss with his Chadian counterpart, General Daoud Yaya, on how to respond to the worsening security crisis along the Nigeria – Chad border. THE SCHEDULED MEETING WAS CONFIRMED ON SUNDAY IN A STATEMENT ISSUED BY COL. TUKUR GUSAU, THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TO THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE. According to Col Gusau, Brig-Gen Dan-Ali’s visit was in continuation of consultations with the defence ministers of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Troops contributing countries (TCC) which include, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Benin Republic. Dan- Ali had last month paid a similar visit to Niger Republic, during which he held bilateral discussions with his Nigerien counterpa...
US Warns against Foreign Interference in Mid-term Polls
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US Warns against Foreign Interference in Mid-term Polls

The United States has warned against foreign interference in its mid-term elections, particularly from Russia, China and Iran. All the 435 House of Representatives seats, representing the 50 States, are up for grabs in the election, holding on Tuesday. Thirty five of the 100 Senate seats are being contested and gubernatorial elections are to be held in 36 states. “The United States will not tolerate foreign interference in our elections from Russia, China, Iran or other nations,” U.S. law enforcement agencies warned. The agencies are the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – in coordination with federal, state, local and private sector ...
Ex-Leicester Owner Mandaric: Top Will Carry On His Father’s Legacy
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Ex-Leicester Owner Mandaric: Top Will Carry On His Father’s Legacy

Milan Mandaric has no doubts the son of late Leicester City supremo Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will carry on his football legacy. Mandaric sold Leicester to Srivaddhanaprabha in 2010. His son, ­Aiyawatt, is now stepping up from his position as ­vice-chairman to run the club and also his father's duty-free business ­empire. Mandaric told the Mirror: “Top is a very intelligent young man. He is very like his father. He knows football is not just any type of business, but there are emotions ­involved. “Leicester is in safe hands under him. “Knowing ­Vichai, Top has got the same ­determination as his dad to continue the mission. I am sure all of the Leicester fans will support him too in the absence of his father."  
My Goal Is And Shall Always Be A Better Lagos – Tinubu
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My Goal Is And Shall Always Be A Better Lagos – Tinubu

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

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force and the family of the Air Force pilot who lost his life during a crash in Abuja on Friday. A Nigerian Air Force officer is being consoled by his colleague during the burial of two colleagues killed in a fighter jet crash in Abuja on September 28, 2018. Nigeria’s air force said that one of its pilots was killed in a plane crash during a rehearsal for the nation’s independence day anniversary. / AFP PHOTO / Sodiq ADELAKUN Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the dead pilot and his colleagues who partook in the flying rehearsal ahead of the nation’s 58th Independence anniversary on Monday as “true heroes dedicated to their prof...

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