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Nigerian Naval Officer Escapes From Kidnappers
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Nigerian Naval Officer Escapes From Kidnappers

Nigerian Naval officer escapes from kidnappers den after disarming one of his abductors and using the weapon to kill them A Nigerian Naval officer has regained his freedom weeks after he was abducted while on his way to Kebbi on leave. According to former Army spokesperson,. S.K Usman, who shared the story online, the brave Naval officer, AK Bala, successfully disarmed one of his abductors and then used the weapon to kill the kidnappers. ''Good news, a brave Nigerian Navy personnel, Ak Bala, who was kidnapped sometimes on 24 Feb 21, on his way to Kebbi on leave, has succefully gained his freedom. He successfully disarmed one of the kidnappers, then used his weapon to kill two of them and escaped. @NigerianNavy'' Usman wrote
Why Nigeria Is Better Than The US – US-Based Nigerian Gives Reasons
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Why Nigeria Is Better Than The US – US-Based Nigerian Gives Reasons

A US-based Nigerian give reasons why Nigeria is better than the US. - Can anyone in the US use $1 for breakfast? No! But in Nigeria, 500 will give you breakfast and lunch. - Insurance in the US is $280 and that is almost 100, 000 monthly. In Nigeria we don’t pay half of that - Majority of people's monthly house rent (self-Contained apartment) in the USA is $1,000 and above... and that is your own 2 year's rent. -Says he pays 40,000 monthly for phone bills or else they will block his SIM. Whereas MTN can be there for months without recharge. - When last did you work on Saturday and Sunday? This I do compulsorily and on regular basis. Don't get me wrong, the US is better than Nigeria, depending on which angle you are viewing it. But many people in Nigeria live a mo...
Nigerian, Spanish Navies Collaborate On Improved Maritime Security
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Nigerian, Spanish Navies Collaborate On Improved Maritime Security

Four Nigerian Navy Ships are to collaborate with the Spanish Navy War Ship (SNS) Furor, to conduct a two-day sea exercise to develop capacity toward improving security within the Gulf of Guinea. The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Jason Gbassa, said this to newsmen during the SNS Furor’s visit to the command on Tuesday. Gbassa said the visit by SNS would further consolidate the bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as improve capacity on the side of the Nigerian Navy. “As part of our naval responsibilities, navies all over the world as a universal service, always collaborate and cooperate in areas of maritime operations. “Your port visit to Lagos is in line with that function of the navy and it is our pleasure to have you a...
How Simy Nwankwo Became The Best Striker In Europe In The Last 1 Month
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How Simy Nwankwo Became The Best Striker In Europe In The Last 1 Month

The Nigerian has been in red-hot form for struggling Crotone in Serie A since the turn of the year. Crotone forward, Simy Nwankwo, has beaten the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland to emerge as the most potent striker in Europe in the last one month. The Nigeria international found the back of the net eight times in five league games for Crotone between March 3 and April 3, 2021. Simy's run started with a consolation goal for Crotone in a 5-1 drubbing against Atalanta. Four days later, he followed up with two goals against Torino to help his team to a rare 4-2 win. The Super Eagles striker continued his free-scoring form against Lazio on March 12, but his brace was not enough to avert a defeat as Crotone went down 3-2. Simy also scored one of...
Fexsy don: Meet Nigerian Afrobeat singer aiming for the top
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Fexsy don: Meet Nigerian Afrobeat singer aiming for the top

Nigerian music industry is saturated with enough talents. However, there are new forces rising and setting standards and one of them is Felix Emokhare Iloure, best known by his stage name Fexsy don. The young artiste has marked his rise with hit singles like Ghen Ghen, Mac, Teleport amongst others. His latest remixed single 'Vacation' with Davido's Signee, Peruzzi is easily one of the most heard street songs in Nigeria at the moment. The song reflects on the need to cool off amidst the hustle and bustle to survive in the country. A soul lifting song that mends and console the heart with its lovely lyrics and tone. Reacting to the claim that the song is one of the most played across centres and household in Nigeria, the  handsome-looking and energetic singer said: "Am rea...
5-Year-Old Mexican-Nigerian, Kleopatra Vargas Wins Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021
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5-Year-Old Mexican-Nigerian, Kleopatra Vargas Wins Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021

One of the most fast rising kids pageant contest held in the United States of America, popularly known as Miss America Nation has decorated and crowned Princess Kleopatra Vargas as Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021. The 5years old Mexican-Nigerian-American Kid was born in Chicago, Illinois and speaks Igbo, Spanish and English language fluently. Speaking to Journalists after she was announced as the new Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021, Princess Kleopatra Vargas expressed gratitude to the Organisers of the pageant Contest, as she thanked her parents, for the love, guidance and support they extended to her. She also stated that this wasn't the first pageant crown she has received, stressing that she was 10months old when she won Baby Illinois 2016, after beating 20other Kids. ...
“No Nigerian Deserves To Be In Prison” – Nnamdi Kanu On Imo Prison Break
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“No Nigerian Deserves To Be In Prison” – Nnamdi Kanu On Imo Prison Break

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said that no Nigerian deserves to be in the country’s prisons. The IPOB leader Indigenous People of Biafra, based his stance on the treatment received by some groups whom he said get freed and rehabilitated after they are arrested by authorities. He said on Twitter, “If Miyetti Allah terror herdsmen & other murderous #Fulani groups, including Boko Haram insurgents, can be arrested, freed and rehabilitated by this neo-colonial Fulanised @NGRPresident, then no single soul deserves to be in any prison in Nigeria. If you know you know! #UGM.” Kanu’s post comes hours after news broke out that some gunmen on Monday broke into the Owerri Correctional Prison in Imo State and freed over 1,500 inmates. The PUNCH lear...
It’s Rude to Keep Holy Bibles in Hotel Rooms – Bisi Alimi hits out at hotel Owners for ‘forcing Religion Down their Guests’
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It’s Rude to Keep Holy Bibles in Hotel Rooms – Bisi Alimi hits out at hotel Owners for ‘forcing Religion Down their Guests’

Nigerian gay rights activist, Bis Alimi, has hit out at hotel owners for keeping the holy Bibles in hotel rooms. In a post on Instagram, he claimed that hotel owners are forcing their "religion down our throats" and that the act is "rude." He wrote: " We honestly need to stop putting bible in hotel rooms. It is rude. This act of forcing your religion down our throat is rude! Simple"
Nigeria Super Eagles Finally Leave For Benin By Boat For AFCON Qualifier
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Nigeria Super Eagles Finally Leave For Benin By Boat For AFCON Qualifier

The Nigerian Super Eagles team have now departed lagos for Benin by boat in the early hours of today. Nigeria will face Benin in the 2021 AFCON Qualifier match on Saturday. The Super Eagles will than play against Lesotho in the second 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier match. Fans gathered around as the Super Eagles players and full team boarded a boat to Benin today. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/TNEcwF_re2E
Nigerian, Arinzechukwu Onwurah Wins Student Union President Election In Sweden
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Nigerian, Arinzechukwu Onwurah Wins Student Union President Election In Sweden

It's a big one for the entire Nigerian students in Sweden as Arinzechukwu Onwurah emerges winner in the just concluded students union election in Malmo university Sweden. Chukwu as he is fondly called emerged winner after contesting with other students. This is a good news to all Nigerian students in Sweden as people have started jubilating already. Nigerian students are making us proud in diapora and this is just the beginning of more to come. Chukwu whose slogan for his manifesto is FIKA which stands for F- fix what is needed, I- interact to enable understanding, K(C)-compromise(democracy)& A-action to serve. Fika is widely known in Sweden for tea. Congratulations Anrizechukwu.
He Looks Like Davido and Hailey – Nigerians react as Davido’s alleged Fourth Baby Mama, Larissa London unveils her son’s face
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He Looks Like Davido and Hailey – Nigerians react as Davido’s alleged Fourth Baby Mama, Larissa London unveils her son’s face

Nigerians have reacted to Davido’s alleged fourth baby mama, Larissa London unveiling her son’s face on his first birthday. Some social media users who reacted to the video Larissa shared, pointed out that he looks like Davido and his second daughter Hailey who the singer shares with Amanda. This is coming after LIB reported that Larissa named her son Dawson which means "Son of David".  
“Pete Edochie is right. I will supply my husband with condoms to protect myself” – Nigerian woman says she won’t leave her home over infidelity
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“Pete Edochie is right. I will supply my husband with condoms to protect myself” – Nigerian woman says she won’t leave her home over infidelity

A Nigerian woman, Ola, has said she will never divorce her cheating husband unless he disrespectfully brings another woman into their home.   It will be recalled that veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, had advised Nigerian women against divorcing their husbands over infidelity but to instead place packs of condoms in their bags   According to the actor, when a cheating man sees the condom his wife placed in his bag, he will know she has his interest at heart and will have a rethink whenever he wants to go engage in extramarital affairs.   "If you think your husband leaves the house and says he is going on a tour and he is going to have an affair outside, put a packet of condom in his bag. When he sees it, psychologically, he is going to think this woman...
Ranking Every Nigerian Who Scored A Premier League Hat-trick
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Ranking Every Nigerian Who Scored A Premier League Hat-trick

Few African nations—if any—have as strong a legacy in the Premier League as Nigeria, with greats such as Joseph Yobo, Jay-Jay Okocha and Finidi George all having tasted life in the top flight. However, which of Nigeria’s top stars have achieved the laudable feat of having scored a hat-trick in the Premier League? In this feature, Goal’s Ed Dove celebrates the quintet of Super Eagles frontmen to have scored three goals in a Prem fixture. 5. Kelechi Iheanacho Iheanacho became the latest Nigerian to score a Prem hat-trick this weekend when he netted three times for Leicester City in their 5-0 rout of Sheffield United. It was a truly emphatic display by the striker, who finally begun to answer some of the critics who have doubted his ability to either replace Jamie Vardy or ...
A Nigerian Cocaine Trafficker Jailed For Nine Years, Fined €10,000 In Malta
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A Nigerian Cocaine Trafficker Jailed For Nine Years, Fined €10,000 In Malta

A court has jailed a drug trafficker for nine years and fined him €10,000 for importing 360g of cocaine and other illicit substances, in a case dating back 10 years. Uchena Anya, 38, from Nigeria, was found guilty of possession of the drug in circumstances denoting it wasn’t for his personal use, conspiracy to traffic drugs and money laundering by Magistrate Neville Camilleri. The case revolves around a controlled delivery carried out by the police on 27 November 2010. The consignment of drugs was halted after a Romanian man, Attila Somlyai, was caught carrying 60 capsules containing around 600g of cocaine in his stomach at the airport the day before. Somlyai had arrived in Malta from Dusseldorf and was arrested. He had cooperated with the police and carried out the controlled...
I Will Continue To Empower Nigerian Women – Buhari
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I Will Continue To Empower Nigerian Women – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigerian women would continue to have pride of place in his administration. He said this at State House, Abuja, while receiving in audience the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Winnie Byanyima. “Women hold strategic positions in this administration. The Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning is headed by a woman. “The Civil Service of the Federation is headed by a woman. And many others like that. We will continue to do our best to empower our women,” President Buhari said. The president said Nigeria had lost good opportunities for infrastructure renewal. He, however, said that “we can’t continue to cry over spilt milk. We are now doing our best in concert with some develo...
4 Benin Republic Ministers Meet Nigerian Rice Farmers
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4 Benin Republic Ministers Meet Nigerian Rice Farmers

Four ministers from the Republic of Benin along with other officials are in Nigeria for talks with Nigerian rice farmers under the aegis of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) to fine-tune a memorandum of understanding. The ministers were Alimatau Shadiya, Minister of Industry and Trade, Cossi Gaston Dossouhoui, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Samon Seidou Adambi, Minister of Mine and Water Resources and Romuald Wadagni, Minister of Finance and the Economy and head of the delegation. Mr Wadagni stated that because of the new vision of cooperation between the two countries, President Patrice Talon decided to send four ministers to Nigeria to chart the way forward for a robust cooperation on rice production. “We want to put in place a partnership between the rice ...
Nigerian Cleantech Startup, Havenhill, Raises $4.6 Million Funding
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Nigerian Cleantech Startup, Havenhill, Raises $4.6 Million Funding

Nigerian cleantech startup, Havenhill Synergy Limited, has raised $4.6m from Chapel Hill Denham Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund (NDIF) to aid the construction of 22 smart solar mini-grids in Nigeria. Founded in 2010 by CEO Olusegun Odunaiya, Havenhill focuses on improving access to electricity in rural areas using mini-grids. The company also offers renewable energy services for businesses in Nigeria’s industrial and commercial hubs. Havenhill’s solar mini-grid solution promises to connect up to 70,000 people as well in establishments in various communities to clean and reliable energy. In a statement, the NDIF asserts that the recent funding round was in line with the Nigeria Electrification Project. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), access to electric...
UK High Commissioner To Nigeria, Catriona Laing Says Looted Funds Are Not Welcomed In The UK
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UK High Commissioner To Nigeria, Catriona Laing Says Looted Funds Are Not Welcomed In The UK

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing, sent a message to Nigerian glutton and ghoul politicians in the country stating that, ill-gotten money are not welcomed in the united kingdom. Laing, made this statement on tuesday, during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the united kingdom and Nigeria for the refund of former Gov. James Ibori’s confiscated assets in the UK at the Ministry of Justice. She further said, the MoU will return over £4.2million pounds recovered from the associates and families of james ibori to the Nigerian government. “The return of these assets to Nigeria has been subjected to a number of hard-fought legal challenges by third parties which were defeated in the UK courts.We will make sure the full weight of law...
I Didn’t Sleep Well Before The Fight ― Adesanya
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I Didn’t Sleep Well Before The Fight ― Adesanya

Israel Adesanya’s flawless record came to an abrupt end following his defeat to Jan Blachowicz in the UFC 259 light heavyweight championship in Las Vegas. The Nigerian mixed martial artist suffered his first professional defeat in the combat sport after bowing to his Polish opponent in the fifth round through a unanimous decision. All three judges gave the contest to Blachowicz with a scorecard of 49–46, 49–45, 49–45 at the end of the meeting. However, while reacting to the setback, the 31-year-old insisted that the fight didn’t go as planned, adding that he was unable to sleep before the fight. He told UFC on BT Sport by the ringside: “No, not exactly because I thought I was going to win and you know, I couldn’t sleep last night and instead of doing wines I was doing lines just ...
Pope Francis Tells Nigerian Christians To stop Being Tribalist
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Pope Francis Tells Nigerian Christians To stop Being Tribalist

Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, has urged Christians in Nigeria to stop being sectional, and take the moral high ground. Pope Francis, who took a swipe at churches that had opposed the appointment of Most Revd. Peter Okpalaeke as Bishop on the basis of his dialect, urged Christian communities in the country to act as true followers of Jesus Christ by showing love to all. The Pontiff said this while delivering the homily at a special mass to celebrate the first anniversary of the creation of the Ekwulobia Catholic diocese, weekend. Represented by the Papal Nuncio to Nigeria, Archbishop Antonio Filipazzi, the Pope said, “While we acknowledge that the creation of the new diocese was necessitated as a result of the remarkable numerical growth of Awka Diocese in Anambra, we cannot ...
Anita Joseph’s Husband Replies Nigerians Saying She has ”Used his Head”
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Anita Joseph’s Husband Replies Nigerians Saying She has ”Used his Head”

Michael Fisayo Olagunju aka MC Fish, the husband of actress Anita Joseph, has replied Nigerians who are fond of stating that his wife has ''used his head,'' meaning he lives according to her dictates. In a post shared on his Instagram page, MC Fish asked the actress to continue to please use his head as he is moving forward in his life. ''Dem don use him head ! Dem don use him head !!. Truth is if they are using ur head and ur moving forward in life my brother set ur head well make dem use am well . What is the point of having a non used head if it is not making money or moving forward in life . @anitajoseph8 my wife , my love in whom I’m well pleased use my head dey go abeg.''
Nigerian National Arrested in India with Drugs Worth Over N20m
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Nigerian National Arrested in India with Drugs Worth Over N20m

  The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Karnataka in Bengaluru, has arrested a 32-year-old Nigerian national on charges of drug peddling and seized 500 gms MDMA worth over Rs 40 lakhs (N20,920,346.50) The suspect identified as Ugochukwu Victor Nwaosu was arrested on Friday, March 5, in Hennur area of the city. The police said he came to India on a student visa. Based on information received from him during interrogation, police raided two houses and launched manhunt for two other suspects identified as Master Chandra and Keshav. According to reports, Govindpura police raided the home of a reality TV star, Mastan at Sanjay Nagar and have detained him in connection with the drug case. Meanwhile, a case has been registered against the Nigerian at the Hennur police station....
Nigerian Arrested In South Africa For Holding Girlfriend Hostage
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Nigerian Arrested In South Africa For Holding Girlfriend Hostage

According to Captain Christopher Singo of the Hawks in Free State, the 23-year-old woman told them that she met the man when he professed his love for her, asking her to be his girlfriend Free State police have arrested a Nigerian man for allegedly holding a woman hostage and coercing her into sex work. The woman only managed to escape after telling one of her clients the story of how she ended up doing sex work. The man then gave her money and helped her escape. The suspect, Justice Lyke Ikachuku, 37, was then arrested and charged with human trafficking. According to Captain Christopher Singo of the Hawks in Free State, the 23-year-old woman told them that she met the man when he professed his love for her, asking her to be his girlfriend, IOL reports. "Ikachuku promise...
Fashion Entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani Poses Topless as she Releases Stylish Photos to Celebrate her 39th Birthday
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Fashion Entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani Poses Topless as she Releases Stylish Photos to Celebrate her 39th Birthday

Nigerian fashion entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, is 39 today, March 1, 2021, and she took to her Instagram page to release stunning photos of herself in different stylish dresses. In some of the images, the mother of two was pictured topless with nipple pasties covering her nipples as she posed in a long flowing gold skirt. See full photos below.
Music Producer, Dr Frabz is Dead
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Music Producer, Dr Frabz is Dead

Nigerian music producer, Ayorinde Faboro popularly known as Dr Frabz is dead. According to singer, Nikki Laoye, Dr Frabz, was shot. ”Oh my God persevering face… My dear brother, Dr Frabz @DoktaFrabz… This is such terrible news. Just heard that he was shot… Who did this? I am so pained right now. What kind of news is this ehn?”she wrote on Twitter Celebrities have taken to social media to express shock at his passing. Music producer, Samklef, via his Twitter handle, wrote “Rip legend! Ayo ( dr Frabz) We spoke 2 weeks ago u asked how is Houston treating me? I came to Maryland yesterday only for me to hear that u are no more today. What a sad day! A brother is gone! another producer is gone! RIP!” Singer Emma Nyra while mourning his passing wrote; “This life is really bea...
I Can Beat Anthony Joshua With One Arm Tied Behind My Back, Tyson Fury Reaveals
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I Can Beat Anthony Joshua With One Arm Tied Behind My Back, Tyson Fury Reaveals

Tyson Fury is a British boxer that hold the belt for WBC title. The much talked about fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has been gaining Momentum over the past few months. Tyson Fury has come out to say he can beat his boxing counterpart with just one hand and the other tied behind his back. For the first time in the history of boxing the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts will be set forward as the winner of the match takes it all. Tyson Fury fought Deontay Wilder, 35 in February last year and he defeated Wilder in the Match. Although Anthony Joshua is 31-years old and the Nigerian Defeated Kubrat Pulev who is 39 year old recently, and it seems Joshua can give Fury a run for his money because it will be a match to watch. It seems that negotiations are on going to lan...
Rising Nigerian Music Act, Banjo Out with ‘Feel Your Love’
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Rising Nigerian Music Act, Banjo Out with ‘Feel Your Love’

Banjó is a Nigerian Canadian AfroPop musician, songwriter and record producer. He’s had a love for music since childhood and has always dreamed to share his gift with the world. After a near-death accident 7 years ago – though his passion for music remained – his resilience changed. Now fueled by the determination to make most of life’s second chance he has chosen to pursue his passion vigorously. In December 2020, Banjó released a three-song E.P - "Loverboy Vibez", "Don't Break It" and "Feel Your Love". Here is a viral video of one of the songs ("Feel Your Love"): Watch here: https://youtu.be/Qg6aAXdPjAg 
“I’m Here to Remind These Feminists that I Will Cook 3 Times for my Husband Unless he Chooses to let me Rest” – Nigerian fashion designer says
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“I’m Here to Remind These Feminists that I Will Cook 3 Times for my Husband Unless he Chooses to let me Rest” – Nigerian fashion designer says

A Nigerian fashion designer, Xarah, has reminded 'e-feminists' that she planned on cooking three times for her husband unless he chooses to let her rest. "I 'm here to remind these e-feminists that I will cook 3 times for my husband unless he chooses to let me rest" she wrote. Twitter users reacted to the tweet and reminded her that feminists never said that women should not cook for their husbands. One called her a bubble head and olodo. "Mama of all "PICK ME"S.  A bubble head who thinks women asking to be treated with decency CANNOT cook for their husbands. Aunty, dont worry they have seen you, hopefully atleast one man on this app will ask you out after this tweet, you hear? OLODO"
Nigerian, Julia Oparah Appointed Provost Of University Of San Francisco
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Nigerian, Julia Oparah Appointed Provost Of University Of San Francisco

A Nigerian, Julia Oparah, has been named the provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of San Francisco (USF) in the United States. Mrs Oparah is currently the provost and dean of the faculty of Ethnic Studies at Mills College where she had served as a member of the faculty for almost 20 years before being named provost and dean of the faculty in 2017. This was revealed by the President of USF, Paul J. Fitzgerald, on Thursday. “Our community has identified a leader in higher education with extraordinary scholarly, administrative, and service credentials to lead USF as provost,” he said. He said she will begin her tenure on July 12. Mr Fitzgerald said he was delighted to welcome Mrs Oparah and her family to USF and that ”he looked forward to working...
How U.S. Will Recover $10.7 Million Restitution From Obinwanne Okeke
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How U.S. Will Recover $10.7 Million Restitution From Obinwanne Okeke

Obinwanne Okeke, a Nigerian 'businessman' who was recently arrested for alleged $11 million fraud. Court documents show how the money will be recovered from Mr Okeke and distributed to three victims. Details of how the U.S. authorities will recover about $10.7 million ordered to be restituted by the convict, Obinwanne Okeke, have emerged. Court documents seen by PREMIUM TIMES covers how the total $10,679,166.54 (over N4 billion at the official exchange rate of N381 to $1) will be recovered from him. Mr Okeke, 33, also known as Invictus Obi, was on February 16 sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Eastern District Court of Virginia following his guilty plea to multi-year wire fraud in June last year. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the judge, Rebecca Smith, ordered Mr Okeke to r...
“Having a daughter has made me so vulnerable” – Singer, Simi says
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“Having a daughter has made me so vulnerable” – Singer, Simi says

Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold's wife, and mother of one, Simi has disclosed how having a daughter has made her vulnerable. She disclosed this in a tweet she posted via her verified Twitter page on Sunday afternoon, February 21 2021. According to her, she does not want her daughter ever be hurt, sad, insecure, in pain, confused or afraid, and her lack of control over these has made her vulnerable. She wrote on Twitter, "Having a daughter has made me so vulnerable. I want her to never be hurt, sad, insecure, in pain, confused or afraid. The fact I won't always be able to control these things has made me the most vulnerable I've ever been in my life. I have to be the best example for her. So help me God." https://twitter.com/SympLySimi/status/1363461615161597953?s=20
‘Irreplaceable’ Ndidi deserves Champions League football at Leicester City
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‘Irreplaceable’ Ndidi deserves Champions League football at Leicester City

The Nigerian keeps reminding observers of his unrivalled quality and he’ll look to thrive as the Foxes attempt to cross another hurdle at Aston Villa We’re all beginning to run out of superlatives to extol Wilfred Ndidi, whose impressiveness in midfield for Leicester City comes as no surprise these days. Another excellent showing in the Foxes’ win over beleaguered Liverpool was just another reminder of the anchorman’s ability and importance to Brendan Rodgers side. The East Midlands outfit beat the Reds 3-1, but the final score didn’t tell the full story as Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated the hosts at the King Power Stadium for the majority of proceedings. The eventual expected goals of 2.8-1.8 per Fbref tells a false representation of proceedings for about 74 minutes in which the def...
Meet Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, ‘The Most Jailed Nigerian Female Politician’
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Meet Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, ‘The Most Jailed Nigerian Female Politician’

Stories from the life of Hajiya Gambo Sawaba, one of northern Nigeria’s most important female political activists, who was born on this day in 1933, have become the stuff of folklore. According to one, her fighting spirit was evident when, as a young girl growing up in northern Nigeria in the 1930s and 40s, she would always intervene in other children’s fights on the side of the loser, telling them: “I have bought this fight from you”, before carrying on the scuffle. The fights came frequently, and her clothes would inevitably get torn. So, the story goes, in order to minimise the frequency with which she would have to replace her daughter’s damaged dresses, Sawaba’s mother, Malama Fatima, resorted to making them out of tarpaulin. Whether or not this particular story was true,...
Olakunle Churchill gifts grandmother a house
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Olakunle Churchill gifts grandmother a house

Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Olakunle Churchill has gifted his grandmother a new house to celebrate her. In a post sighted on his Instagram page, he shared photos of a newly completed apartment he gave out to his grandmother as a gift. He further stated that she deserves it for the level of love and sacrifice she had for him growing up. Recall Olakunle Churchill caused a stir on social media some few days ago when he announced his marriage to Rose Amour who allegedly was a friend to Tonto Dikeh. “Sending warmest wishes for your new home. You deserve the best grandma you are my everything congratulations 殺”
Onazi Joins Lithuanian Top Side FK Žalgiris Vilnius
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Onazi Joins Lithuanian Top Side FK Žalgiris Vilnius

Lithuanian top-flight club FK Zalgiris Vilnius have confirmed the signing of Nigerian free agent Ogenyi Onazi. The club announced the information through a statement on their official website. None of both parties has disclosed the financial terms and length of contract the central midfielder signed. Onazi is a seasoned Nigeria international with over 50 international caps to his name. And he was a member of the Super Eagles squad at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups. The 28-year-old helped Nigeria to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, going the distance in four matches against Zambia, Ivory Coast, Mali and Burkina Faso. A product of My People FC, he began his career in Europe with Lazio, for whom he made 110 appearances and scored seven goals. His other European clubs inclu...
Nigerian native doctor shows off the mansion he built after answering the ”call of the gods”
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Nigerian native doctor shows off the mansion he built after answering the ”call of the gods”

A Nigerian native doctor, Desency Emeka Ofiaeli has shown off the mansion he built after worshipping his ''queen mother''.   According to Ofiaeli, the mansion he built is just one of the promises his ''gods made to him after answering their call.''   He wrote;   My brother's and Sister's help me to thank the Gods I don't suppose to show this here because some may think that am so full of my self , but ,if you tell people where you are going, tell them when you get there, They have completed one of their promise to me, for answering their call , The Queen mother is a great woman, she has wiped away my solo and gave me joy, she has picked me up from disturbing and make me king, Queen of riches, mother that blesses the poor and make them rich ,mo...
Backlash As Swiss Newspapers Call New WTO DG A ’66-Year-Old Nigerian Grandmother’
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Backlash As Swiss Newspapers Call New WTO DG A ’66-Year-Old Nigerian Grandmother’

You could graduate from Harvard University or bag a Ph.D. from MIT, and rise to become the managing director of the World Bank who wins the heart of 164 countries to be voted WTO DG and still be primarily described as a “66-year-old Nigerian grandmother”. At least three Swiss newspapers — Luzerner Zeitung, Aargauer Zeitung and St. Galler Tagblatt — have all primarily described Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the recently-elected director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as a 66-year-old Nigerian grandmother. While Okonjo-Iweala is indeed a grandmother and a 66-year-old, describing her as such after such a major appointment has led to a heavy backlash on and off social media. The reportage from this section of the Swiss media has been referred to as an expression of racism a...
“I love him, I want to come visit him in Jail” – American model/stripper, Symba gushes about Invictus Obi
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“I love him, I want to come visit him in Jail” – American model/stripper, Symba gushes about Invictus Obi

American model and stripper, Symba, took to her Instastory to show her support for Nigerian convicted fraudster, Invictus Obi, who just bagged a 10-year jail term for fraud in the U.S. (Read here) Sharing a photo of Invictus Obi on her story, the curvy model declared her love for him before revealing that she wants to visit him in jail. "I love him. If you know him, tell him I want to come visit him in jail," Symba wrote underneath his picture.  
Nigerian Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title
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Nigerian Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title

Kamaru Usman defeated Gilbert Burns by TKO in the third round to retain his UFC welterweight championship Saturday night in the main event of UFC 258 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The stoppage came at 34 seconds of the round. Usman, who was briefly stunned by a Burns right hand in the opening round, took control of the fight in Round 2 when he landed a big right hand of his own that sent Burns staggering toward the cage. Usman dropped Burns again with a jab early in Round 3 and followed with several big strikes on the ground that forced referee Herb Dean to jump in and stop the fight. Usman (18-1), 33, has been champion since March 2019 and has three successful title defenses. The Nigeria native, who grew up in Texas, has never lost in the UFC, with 13 straight wins. Bur...
Crypto Ban: Northern Senators Support CBN, Southern Senators Oppose
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Crypto Ban: Northern Senators Support CBN, Southern Senators Oppose

The recent ban on cryptocurrency transactions via Nigerian bank accounts has divided opinions among Nigerian senators. The Central Bank had directed deposit money banks and other financial institutions to deactivate all customers’ accounts used for transacting all forms of virtual currencies. The CBN hinged its decision on claims that fraudulent transactions were being carried out via cryptocurrency dealings, thereby weakening the Naira. It also alleged that the exchange could be used to funnel illicit funding for terrorism and other threats to national security. Debating the development on Thursday at plenary, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, a former bank chief executive from Lagos, says he does not see the ban as the solution to the highlighted threats but suggested a public hearing ...
Nigerian On Exile, David Hundeyin Wins The People Journalism Prize For Africa Award
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Nigerian On Exile, David Hundeyin Wins The People Journalism Prize For Africa Award

NewsWireNGR freelance Journalist, Mr. David Hundeyin was Thursday announced winner of the People Journalism Prize for Africa along with his Zimbabwean counterpart. David Hundeyin was selected for his Investigative Piece that exposed the draconian regulations and pointed out potential human rights violations in the proposed Infectious Diseases Bill that was in consideration by Nigeria’s house of representatives during the COVID-19 lock down. The bill seeking to replace the Quarantine Act with a Control of Infectious Disease Act that quickly passed first and second readings at the House of Representatives in April, is causing outrage in Nigeria was immediately put on hold after NewsWireNGR Investigations. The bill, ‘Control of Infectious Disease, 2020’, sponsored by the Speaker ...
Nigerian family seeks public assistance to locate their son who travelled to Libya since 1996
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Nigerian family seeks public assistance to locate their son who travelled to Libya since 1996

A Nigerian family is seeking the public's help in locating their son who travelled to Libya 25 years ago.   According to the missing person bulletin, Mr Ifeanyichukwu Okeke Nwokeji, from Awgu, Enugu State, travelled to Libya in 1996 and has not been heard from since then.   The family said one prophet told them that Ifeanyi is currently in Tanzania but didn't reveal the exact location.   Anyone with useful information on his whereabout is urged to contact the family via the phone numbers listed on the bulletin.
Eze and Salah nominated for Premier League Goal of the Month award
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Eze and Salah nominated for Premier League Goal of the Month award

The Nigerian star and the Egypt international have been shortlisted for an individual accolade following their scintillating performances last month Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah strikes have been nominated for Premier League Goal of the Month award for January. Eze delivered an impressive performance for the Eagles in the month under review, scoring a wondergoal for his side against Sheffield United. The Nigerian midfielder dribbled his way past several of the Blades defenders before firing home from the edge of the box.
Abike Dabiri Gives Update On Nigeria Visa & Passport
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Abike Dabiri Gives Update On Nigeria Visa & Passport

  Abike Dabiri has given a new update on the Nigeria passport and visa policy. According to her, Renewing of passport has 10 years validation, You can come to Nigeria without any Visa as long as you are a Nigerian. but will pay for Visa on arrival fee. If you have dual citizenship, just come back to Nigeria and pay for Visa on Arrival fee by going to the immigration portal and register. Even if your passport is expired, You can also come back home if you show a valid identification that you are a Nigerian. It could be your father's birth certificate or passport.
Nigerian troops attack Boko Haram in Timbuktu warzone, rescue captives
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Nigerian troops attack Boko Haram in Timbuktu warzone, rescue captives

Nigerian troops have raided a major Boko Haram stronghold known as Timbuktu Triangle. The assault resulted in the rescue of citizens who had been in captivity for uncertained number of weeks. The warzone – comprises Buk, Talala, Gorgi – is within the dreaded Sambisa forest and extends to the Lake Chad axis. The notorious Timbuktu region is so expanse that it has parts in Borno and Yobe States. It had remained impenetrable for years despite efforts by the military in several previous operations. But a clearance operation since last week has finally achieved success. The offensive was carried out by by Sector 2 troops and Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force. Dozens of terrorists have been eliminated. Several arms, ammuni...
Nigerian man dies in an accident while travelling back to Abuja hours after attending his friend’s wedding in Bauchi (videos)
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Nigerian man dies in an accident while travelling back to Abuja hours after attending his friend’s wedding in Bauchi (videos)

A Nigerian man, Jamilu Shinkafi, has died in a fatal accident hours after attending his friend's wedding in Bauchi state.     Jamilu had attended the wedding of his friend, Ibrahim Rabo on Saturday, January 30. He was traveling in his car with three of his friends back to Abuja on Sunday, January 30 when he had the accident that claimed his life along Akwanga-Keffi road. His other friends sustained minor injuries.   His friends have taken to social media to express their sadness over his sudden demise. His remains will be buried on Monday, February 1.   Two hours before his demise, a video of him smiling just before embarking on the trip in his car was shared online by his friends. Watch the video below.   View t...
Ayew and Swansea scale over Ladapo’s strike for Rotherham United in Championship
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Ayew and Swansea scale over Ladapo’s strike for Rotherham United in Championship

The Ghanaian and the Jack Army added three more points to their tally despite a goal from the player of Nigerian descent on Saturday Andre Ayew and Swansea City boosted their Premier League quests with a 3-1 Championship win over Rotherham United whose consolation came from Nigerian forward Freddie Ladapo. The three points see the Jack Army hold second position on the league table, an automatic promotion spot, while the matchday opponents take place in the relegation zone. Ayew, yellow carded in the ninth minute, saw 90 minutes of action, continuing his ever-presence in the Swansea set-up while England-born Ladapo came on at half-time for Rotherham. It was the Ghanaian's 25th league outing of the season, having started in all but one of the games and registered eight goals. &nb...
“Mr Integrity, My Foot”: Buhari Has Failed In Securing Nigerian – Fayose
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“Mr Integrity, My Foot”: Buhari Has Failed In Securing Nigerian – Fayose

Transparency International has now established that under Buhari, Nigeria has become the hq of corruption. At this point, it's illegal and morally unacceptable to refer to Buhari as Mr Integrity. He has equally failed in securing Nigerians. Therefore, Buhari’s integrity my foot. Now under Buhari, Mr "Integrity and Corruption Fighter", the same Transparency International latest report placing Nigeria as the 2nd Most Corrupt country in West Africa is no longer credible. When the President and his APC gang labelled the PDP govt of President Jonathan as corrupt, they relied on reports by the Transparency International (TI). Then,  the organization was right and its reports were credible.

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