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Secrets to my longevity -Ex President Obasanjo, 84
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Secrets to my longevity -Ex President Obasanjo, 84

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says the grace of God and squash game have been the secrets behind his longevity. The former president said he is addicted to the game of squash. Obasanjo said this on Saturday during the finals of the third Olusegun Obasanjo National Squash Championship held in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The championship featured Senior and U16 – Men and Women, Boys and girls – and attracted participants from different states of Nigeria. The tourney was organised by Ogun State Squash Association in collaboration with Nigeria Squash Federation. Obasanjo in his remarks, described squash, believed to be a game of the army, as interesting and exciting. The 84-year-old player emphasised that the grace of God and the game of squash are secrets of his lon...
NAFDAC approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine
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NAFDAC approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib has said that the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Nigeria. Shuaib who made the announcement during a press briefing on Tuesday August 24, said the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) approved the vaccine three days ago. He said;   “NAFDAC has approved Sinopharm vaccine. The approval was done three days ago. And yes, Sinopharm vaccine has also received WHO certification. “So, it is a potential vaccine that we could use. “There are so many vaccines out there, but one thing that we are very clear about is that we are not going to use all the available vaccines in Nigeria. “At some point, we are going to d...
Mum shot dead by her toddler as colleagues watched on Zoom call
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Mum shot dead by her toddler as colleagues watched on Zoom call

A mum was on a Zoom call when she was shot dead by her child who had picked up a loaded gun. Shamaya Lynn, 21, from Florida, was taking part in the conference call on Wednesday, August 11, when the other participants heard a huge bang and the mum fell backwards. Those on the Zoom call then saw a toddler in the background who had picked a gun that had been left "unsecured" in the home, said Altamonte Springs Police. When Lynn failed to get back onto the call, one of her colleagues taking part in the call called emergency services and the mum’s body was found with a shot to the head. "Investigators determined that the injury was caused by a toddler who found a loaded handgun, which was left unsecured by an adult in the apartment," a...
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Tokyo Olympics: Organizers told to check thoroughly if Sprinter, Mboma is actually woman

World Athletics Committee and the organizers of the ongoing Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, have been told to conduct a thorough check to ascertain the actually sex of Christine Mboma, a 200m athlete from Namibia. Mboma, 18, has hyperandrogenism, a condition that produces more testosterone than normal in a human’s body. She ran a semi-final time of 21.97 seconds in the women’s 200m race, raising questions about her real gender. Former Polish sprinter Marcin Urbas, has called for a thorough check on the sprinter, saying, “I would like to request a thorough test on Mboma to find out if she definitely is a woman. “The testosterone advantage of Mboma over other participants is seen with the naked eye. “In construction, movement, technique, at the same time as s...
Teenagers Arrested During EndSARS Protest Abandoned In Ondo Prison
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Teenagers Arrested During EndSARS Protest Abandoned In Ondo Prison

SaharaReporters has learnt that two teenagers arrested for allegedly participating in the October and November EndSARS nationwide protests in Ondo State have been abandoned at the Ondo prison, “Two boys who were arrested for EndSARS abandoned in Ondo Prison,” a source, who does not want to reveal their names yet, told SaharaReporters. Their case follows that of a teenager, Kemisola Ogunniyi, who was pregnant and gave birth while at the Surulere Prison in Ondo after being arrested for EndSARS activities by the police. Ogunniyi was arrested in Akure and imprisoned on October 24, 2020, while going to a pharmacy to buy drugs for her mother. She was arrested by the police, who claimed that she was one of the participants of the #EndSARS protest in the state. She was later fre...
Nobody Should Pay Ransom if I’m Kidnapped – El-Rufai’s wife
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Nobody Should Pay Ransom if I’m Kidnapped – El-Rufai’s wife

Hajia Asia El-Rufai, wife of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has said that there should be no payment of ransom should she be kidnapped. Asia who addressed participants of a peace and security training organized for Kaduna women by Equal Access International (EAI) on Wednesday June 9, stated that Nigerians must sacrifice to end banditry and kidnapping. She also said that she is ready to die in the hands of kidnappers if it will bring peace to the country. The Kaduna state Governor's wife said; "We must sacrifice to bring this to an end. I am ready to die in the hands of kidnappers if it will bring peace to this country. “For as long as you continue to pay ransome, it is like you are adding kerosene to fire. you are giving bandits, kidnappers money for ammunition to...
Eric Omondi Set To Make Comeback With Wife Material Season 2
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Eric Omondi Set To Make Comeback With Wife Material Season 2

Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi has announced he’s now ready to proceed with his wife material show, Season 2. Omondi had previously been banned from proceeding with his show due to explicit and un-authorized content. The allegations saw him and some of the participants arrested. The contestants had to go back to their respective countries and the show withheld. Eric has been talking about premiering the show a couple of times; always giving a reason for procrastinating the show. However, this time he seems to be serious about the comeback. "THIS SATURDAY AT WASAFI LOUNGE KIAMBU ROAD!!! THE OFFICIAL WELCOMING PARTY of #WifeMaterial2 Contestants. Come meet and Greet your favourite Contestant!!! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!” DAR ES SALAAM INCOMING!!! Coming to get my baby’s❤, Wife Materia...
We are no Longer Part of Nigeria. We Won’t have anything to do with Them again – Sunday Igboho Claims South-west Governors are in Support of Yoruba Nation
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We are no Longer Part of Nigeria. We Won’t have anything to do with Them again – Sunday Igboho Claims South-west Governors are in Support of Yoruba Nation

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho has claimed that South West governors and Monarchs are in support of efforts to get an independent Yoruba nation. Speaking in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Saturday May 15, during a Yoruba Nation rally where participants called for a break away from the country, Igboho claimed that some Southwest governors are interested in breaking away but are scared that their monthly allocation could be denied if they declare open support for an independent Yoruba nation. The activist also alleged that Governor Oyetola was informed that he will be in Osun, and he allowed them to come. He said; “I can’t be cowed or intimidated. They said I would be arrested. Who would dare do that? We are no longer part of Nigeria. We won...
Doctors Warn Against the Practice of Using Cow Poop as COVID-19 Cure in India
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Doctors Warn Against the Practice of Using Cow Poop as COVID-19 Cure in India

Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow poop as COVID-19 cure because there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. India has continued to face the world’s most devastating wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with 22.66 million cases and 246,116 deaths reported so far.  Experts believe the actual numbers could be five to 10 times higher, and citizens across the country are struggling to find hospital beds, oxygen, or medicines, leaving many to die for lack of treatment. In the state of Gujarat in western India, some believers have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover their bodies in cow poop and urine in the hope it will boost their immunity against, or help them recover from  coronavirus. ...
D’banj Leads Nigeria to Motorsport Championships
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D’banj Leads Nigeria to Motorsport Championships

Nigerian artiste, Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, was on Friday unveiled as Captain of the Racing Nigeria Motorsport Team. This is in preparation for the Federation International de l’ Automobile (FIA) World Championships in October. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that D’banj was unveiled at a ceremony in Abuja attended by motorsport personalities like Alhaji Mahdi Mohammed, the Deputy Governor of Zamfara. Ishaku Bamaiyi, President of, Automobile and Touring Club of Nigeria (ATCN), said the unveiling was the first step towards preparing the country’s representatives for the world championships scheduled for Marseille, France. “The first FIA Motorsport Games held in Rome, Italy, in 2019, saw the participation of about 46 countries in the champio...
Champions League: Tuchel Warns Guardiola ahead of Final against Man City
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Champions League: Tuchel Warns Guardiola ahead of Final against Man City

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has said his team “feels good” about facing Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League final and will beat them again. The Blues edged out City 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final last month. They will face their Premier League rivals again in Istanbul on May 29, for the biggest prize in European club competition. While Tuchel insists their FA Cup victory over City doesn’t give them an upper hand, it does make them confident of a repeat performance. “No [it doesn’t give us] the upper hand, but it gives us a good feeling, it gives us confidence. We played the semi on the edge. They are the benchmark and we wanted to close the gap to Man City. We will need the same level of performance again. It gave us belief, because it is the ...
Tuchel Feels Good about Facing City | ‘We Could’ve Scored Five!’
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Tuchel Feels Good about Facing City | ‘We Could’ve Scored Five!’

Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea "feel good" about playing Premier League rivals Manchester City in the Champions League final after beating them last month. Tuchel's side set up a Champions League showdown with City on May 29 in Istanbul with a 2-0 win over Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, going through 3-1 on aggregate. It's the second all-English Champions League final in three years, and while Tuchel says April's FA Cup semi-final win over Pep Guardiola's side doesn't give them an upper hand, it does make them confident of a repeat performance. "No [it doesn't give us] the upper hand, but it gives us a good feeling, it gives us confidence. We played the semi on the edge. They are the benchmark and we wanted to close the gap to Man City. We will need the same leve...
44 People Crushed to Death, Over 150 Hurt after Stampede at Religious Bonfire Festival in Israel
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44 People Crushed to Death, Over 150 Hurt after Stampede at Religious Bonfire Festival in Israel

At least 44 people were crushed to death and more than 150 people injured in a stampede after midnight Thursday, April 29, at a religious bonfire festival in Israel. The incident happened at a mass gathering to celebrate the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron, Israel, medics said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  called the incident "a terrible disaster." The Magen David Adom rescue service said 38 people had been killed at the scene. It said its paramedics treated dozens of people, including 18 in a serious condition, 2 who were moderately hurt, and 80 lightly injured. All the wounded were evacuated to hospitals. The wounded were taken to the Ziv hospital in Safed, the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya, Rambam hospital in Haifa, Poriya hospital in Tiberias, and Hadas...
Man throws ram party in Katsina to celebrate Buhari’s return from UK medical trip; says the President is the best thing to happen to Nigeria
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Man throws ram party in Katsina to celebrate Buhari’s return from UK medical trip; says the President is the best thing to happen to Nigeria

A staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari threw a ram party in Katsina to celebrate his return after two weeks in the United Kingdom. Abubakar Rabiu, popularly called Abu Albarka, hosted the party at a popular restaurant opposite the takeoff site of the Federal University Dustin-Ma on Friday, April 16. Daily Trust reports that Rabiu, known for his staunch support for Buhari, has made it a culture to slaughter rams and throw party every time the president return home from abroad, especially on a medical trip. The latest one is said to be his 8th party. The party was graced by other Buhari supporters, who broke fast together and prayed for the unity and progress of Nigeria as well as Buhari’s health. "This time about 40 people attended the feast to break their fas...
South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region
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South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region

To tackle the insecurity in region, Governors from the South East of Nigeria today announced the establishment of a security outfit called EBUBE AGU. The governors disclosed this after an emergency meeting held in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, April 11. According to a communique put out by governors of the Southeast, the agency is to oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups in the region. Chairman of the Southeast Governors forum, Dave Umahi who read the statement after the meeting, said the headquarters of EBUBE AGU security outfit will be in Enugu state. Read the full text of the communique below COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS AND HEADS OF SECURITY AGENCIES AT THE END OF THE FIRST SOUTH EAST SECURITY SUMMIT HELD IN OWERRI ON SUNDAY APRIL 11th 202...
Buhari Cabal Organises Counter-Protest In London, To Pay £75 Per Participants
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Buhari Cabal Organises Counter-Protest In London, To Pay £75 Per Participants

The Presidency cabal, working with groups in the United Kingdom has planned to organise a counter-protest which will hold on Wednesday in support of President Muhammadu Buhari. SaharaReporters learnt that each participant will be “paid heavily.” It was learnt that every participant in the pro-Buhari rally will be paid £75 (about N40, 000) each – a protest which is being sponsored to quell the voices of Nigerians demanding that Buhari return home to attend to ballooning security and health crises in the country. “The Federal Government is organising a pro-Buhari rally in London for Wednesday. Those to take part will be paid heavily,” a source said. “I received a call from a close few nights ago, asking me to help get people that can attend a pro-Buhari rally because I have a...
Moderna Begins Testing its COVID-19 Vaccine on Young Children
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Moderna Begins Testing its COVID-19 Vaccine on Young Children

Moderna has begun testing its COVID-19 vaccine in young children. The biotech firm announced on Tuesday, March 16, the first participants in a study of children between 6 months and 12 years old received doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna collaborated with the National Institutes of Health and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority on the study. Moderna plans to enroll 6,750 participants in the US and Canada in the trial, called the KidCOVE study. Researchers will evaluate the safety of the two-dose vaccine given 28 days apart. The US has not approved a COVID-19 vaccine for people under 16 years old. Researchers prioritized adults in initial vaccine trials, as severe COVID-19 illness in children is rare. According to Cleveland Clinic, clinical trials...
2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Atlanta Apartment Building
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2 Dead, 1 Wounded in Shooting at Atlanta Apartment Building

The sounds of gunfire startled residents early Thursday, Feb 11, in an apartment building in suburban Sandy Springs, north of Atlanta. Police were called to The Eva Apartments at 789 Hammond Drive in north Fulton County, around 2 a.m. in response to reports of shots fired. They found three males shot inside an apartment. Two were dead at the scene and a third was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to survive, Fox 5 News reported. Police said all of the men knew each other. There is no motive for the shooting. Investigators spent the day collecting evidence and reviewing surveillance video that shows one man fleeing the scene. A resident, @ice_tr3, uploaded video showing the bloody aftermath of the shooting. Blood was seen inside an elevator and there are bloo...
Former Bbnaija Housemate, Leo Dasilva Gives Important Advise To Participants Of BBNaija 2020 Auditions
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Former Bbnaija Housemate, Leo Dasilva Gives Important Advise To Participants Of BBNaija 2020 Auditions

The BBNaija 2020 audition is now on as announced by DSTV and interested Nigerians would be brewing up their plans and schemes to be among the selected few to ultimately make it into the highly coveted biggie’s house. Former housemate, Leo Dasilva of the 2018 edition has given some important tips to help contestant make it through the auditions. He said “If you’re auditioning for BBN this year, I’ll advice you not to put it on the TL. It’s always a way to disqualify people because it must not be public knowledge if you get in. Wish you all the best. ❤️“ In case you missed the earlier announcements, Despite the coronavirus pandemic, it looks like there wouldn’t be any postponement of one of the biggest reality TV shows in Nigeria, Big Brother Naija BBN. The Biggest Nige...
Remdesivir Shows Success in Large COVID-19 Trial
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Remdesivir Shows Success in Large COVID-19 Trial

The drug remdesivir significantly reduces the time it takes for COVID-19 patients to recover, as compared with a placebo treatment, according to a large, international study. Speaking during an interview, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said, “the data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery”. He said that although a 31% improvement doesn’t seem like a knockout 100%, it is a very important proof of concept. “What it has proven is that a drug can block this virus”, Fauci said. The NIAID-sponsored trial began on Feb. 21 and included “about 1,090 plus” participants from various sites around the world, including the U.S., Germany, Denmark, Spain, Gre...
COVID-19: Participants At The Recent AVMCA Might Be Exposed, Should Self-Isolate
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COVID-19: Participants At The Recent AVMCA Might Be Exposed, Should Self-Isolate

#COVID19 Lagos Alert�! I hereby notify you that all participants at the African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) held on14th March at @EkoHotels may have come in contact with one of the confirmed cases in Lagos and are most likely to have been exposed to #COVID19 Infection. Attendees at the said event are therefo advised to: 1️⃣observe strict self- isolation. 2️⃣ call our #TollFree line 08000corona if they notice any of the #COVID19 related symptoms 3️⃣ Let's #TakeResponsibility by practicing #SocialDistancing to prevent the spread of the virus. @WHO
Nigerian Government Postpones National Sports Festival
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Nigerian Government Postpones National Sports Festival

Nigerian Government has announced the postponement of the National Sports Festival, Edo 2020. The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare disclosed this in a series of posts on Tuesday on his Twitter page. He said the festival was postponed following confirmation of the third case of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Recall that the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire had assured that organisers will screen spectators and participants at the festival except the coronavirus situation change. It appears now that government has rescinded its initial plan of screening everyone at the festival following a new directive by the president to shelve the event. The post from the minister of sports read: “Following the briefing of Mr. President from myself and the Minister of State for Health on ...
Denmark Becomes Second Country in Europe to go on Coronavirus Lockdown
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Denmark Becomes Second Country in Europe to go on Coronavirus Lockdown

Denmark has gone into total 14-day lockdown in other to halt the spread of coronavirus after an increase in cases. At a press conference on Wednesday evening, Denmark’s Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen announced that the country will close all kindergartens, schools, and universities for two weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a press conference yesterday, Ms. Frederiksen said: 'This will have huge consequences, but the alternative would be far worse. 'Under normal circumstances, a government would not present such far-reaching measures without having all the solutions ready for the many Danes concerned. 'But we are in an extraordinary situation.' According to The Local, the Prime Minister added: 'We will not get through this as a country without a cost. Bus...
17 Suspected Cultists Arrested in Lagos
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17 Suspected Cultists Arrested in Lagos

The Lagos state police command have arrested 17 persons for cultism and gang related violence at Ikorodu and Ijora Badia areas of the state. According to a statement released by the command's spokesperson, Bala Elkana, the suspects from Ikorodu were apprehended in the early hours of today while those picked up at Ijora Badia were nabbed Friday afternoon during a cult war. Bala in the statement said members of the Aiye and Eiye cult groups had engaged themselves in supremacy tussle at Iso Isu, Ajegunle, freely brandishing cutlasses and axes. The fight which lasted several hours, left many of the participants with various degrees of injuries. According to the police spokesman, operatives from Ijora Badia Division and the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants from the Command...
NOC Charges States, Fitness Clubs on Skills Update
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NOC Charges States, Fitness Clubs on Skills Update

The Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC in collaboration with Sports For All Commission, have commanded the states and fitness clubs that participated in the two -day programme to update their skills. Banji Oladapo, NOC Secretary General made this statement yesterday at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Solidarity/NOC Sports For All Aerobics fitness, which took place at the Duban International Hotel, Ogba. Oladapo, said the course which was the first of its kind in Nigeria was a follow up to the Sports For All Forum for Directors of Sports Council and other fitness clubs. He pointed out that one of the objectives of the forum was to enable the participants to maintain strong affiliation with their various States Council’s and fitness clubs in order to promote fitness acti...
Secondary School Teacher Slumps And Dies During Delta Elders’ Walk Tournament
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Secondary School Teacher Slumps And Dies During Delta Elders’ Walk Tournament

According to a report by Sun News, a mother of three who reportedly slumped and died during the maiden edition of Delta Elders’ Walk tournament, Mrs. Lovette Ighoroje, will be buried on June 22 this year. The deceased reportedly slumped around Mami market area of Asaba, Delta State capital during a 10-km walk held on Monday ahead of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s second term inauguration. Her corpse, as at the time of filing this report, was deposited at the morgue at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba. Investigation revealed that the late Mrs. Ighoroje who was in her 50s, participated in the tournament for elders between the ages of 55 and 70. She was a staff of Guidance and Counselling department of Asagba Secondary School, Asaba where her colleagues told our correspondent tha...
Participants Hail FESTAC Fitness Walk
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Participants Hail FESTAC Fitness Walk

Shakarasquare in conjunction with Ontogenny Media organised the third edition of the annual Festac fitness walk with the aim of raising awareness on healthy living, community bonding, environment development and social networking among participants. This year’s walk which featured a Nollywood Super actor, Bolanle Ninilowo a.k.a. Nino was funfilled. The Five kilometer walk started from FHA field, 23 Road, Festac with high-end individuals, celebrities and the general public who walked in their thousands to the end point, the famous Festival Mall. The participants included the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Chairman, Valentine Buraimoh, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Medical Association, Federal Housing Authority, Nigerian Police Force and other notable individuals in Festac Town and...
60m Nigerians are Illiterates – FG
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60m Nigerians are Illiterates – FG

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, has said nearly 60 million Nigerians are illiterates. He made this known on Thursday at the Federal Government College Otobi, during the inauguration of a pilot Literacy Centre for the North Central Geo-Political Zone. The permanent secretary expressed regret that the illiteracy rate among the youths and adults is high, saying that the literacy level at the lower cadre of the colleges is also alarming. He also assured that literacy centres will reduce the high percentage of illiteracy in the country. According to him, Literacy Centres to be established in 104 Federal Government Colleges (FGCs) are aimed at reducing the high rate of illiteracy at the low cadre of the staff of the institutions, stressing...
GOtv, SuperSport Win Big For MultiChoice Nigeria
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GOtv, SuperSport Win Big For MultiChoice Nigeria

Frontline Digital Terrestrial Television service, GOtv, and SuperSport, the leading sports promoter and broadcaster on the DStv and GOtv platforms, have won big at the 25th anniversary celebration of the National Institute for Sports (NIS). While GOtv emerged the Outstanding Grassroots Sports Programme Television Station 2019, SuperSport won in two categories as Outstanding Sports Promoting Television Station of the Decade (2019) and the Outstanding Television Sports Programme of the Decade. MultiChoice Nigeria also emerged the Outstanding Sports Promoting Company of the Decade. While receiving the awards on behalf of MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice, said the awards are in recognition of MultiChoice’s effort in delivering the best content ...
Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp: Best Player to Get Scholarship
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Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp: Best Player to Get Scholarship

In furtherance to the school’s commitment to the development of young African children, Greensprings School has introduced the Sponsor-A-Star project to encourage corporate organisations sponsor children with potentials to excel in the game of football. Thus at the end of 5 days Greensprings/Kanu football camp,  awards will be issued to the participants based on their performance at the camp. The grand prize of educational scholarship into Greensprings School will go to the most promising player in the camp. Among other benefits, the Union Bank will support enable five football loving children from underserved communities, to experience world class football training and compete for the ultimate prize of an educational scholarship to study at Greensprings School. Greensprings/K...
France 2019: FIFA, CAF Hold Integrity Workshop in Cairo
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France 2019: FIFA, CAF Hold Integrity Workshop in Cairo

World football-governing body, FIFA and its African confederation, CAF recently at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt hosted the first Regional Integrity Workshop on the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup finals (France 2019). The interactive workshop, attended by integrity officers of nine Member Associations of FIFA across three confederations, was the first of a planned three sessions ahead of the finals in France, with two more scheduled to be co-hosted by CONCACAF and the Spanish Football Association this month. The Nigeria Football Federation was one of the nine Member Associations represented in Cairo, with its integrity officer, Barrister Okey Obi, making a presentation on integrity matters in Nigerian Football. There were presentations, group discussions and...
Qualifier for 2019 DOAMF Charity Golf Set for Saturday
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Qualifier for 2019 DOAMF Charity Golf Set for Saturday

The Qualifier for the ninth edition of the annual Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) Charity Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos. Participants at the Qualifier will be hoping to pick slots in the Draw for the Final of the event billed for March 30, 2019 at the same venue.‎ Thousands of lives have been touched through the annual golf event that pulls golfers together to commit to charitable projects through the DOAMF platform and, the organisers are looking forward to another year of impacting indigent communities through the game of golf. The Coordinator of the Organising Committee, Pat Bassey, said that the Foundation hopes to leverage this year’s tournament to break new grounds in the n...
Okon Excited with Choice of Lagos as Host of NWPL’s Super 4
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Okon Excited with Choice of Lagos as Host of NWPL’s Super 4

Rivers Angels FC Head Coach, Edwin Okon, has described Lagos as a fertile ground for his side ahead of the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super 4 Tournament. The football fiesta that crowns the new NWPL champions has been scheduled to hold in Lagos between January 23 and 26 at the Agege Stadium. The combatants are title holders, Nasarawa Amazons, Bayelsa Queens, Sunshine Queens and 2018 Aiteo Cup winners, Rivers Angels. Okon commended the leadership of the NWFL for their thoughtfulness in choosing a neutral ground like Lagos as the venue for its prime tournament which will give the contestants an even hand to properly express their football artistry. “Of course, I’m 100 per cent satisfied with the choice of Lagos as the venue for the upcoming Nigeria Women Premier League...
Sponsors Charge Participants on Fair Play
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Sponsors Charge Participants on Fair Play

Peter Amangbo ZENITH BANK/ DELTA PRINCIPAL’S CUP Zenith Bank, the sponsors of the ongoing Delta State Principal’s Cup, has charged all the remaining 26 teams in the competition to embrace fair play. The frontline bank in partnership with the government of Delta State under Governor Ifeanyi Okowa revived the competition in 2017 to boost grassroots development in the state. The 3rd edition of the tournament organised for secondary schools in Delta State will enter intensive stage from January 21 with the zonal elimination series. Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, during the week advised all the participants of the competition to be fair on and off the pitch. Amangbo said: “All the players of different school should be friendly with one another because...
COMPUTER VILLAGE CARNIVAL 2018: TECNO MOBILE AND OLU MAINTAIN SHUT IT DOWN WITH AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER
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COMPUTER VILLAGE CARNIVAL 2018: TECNO MOBILE AND OLU MAINTAIN SHUT IT DOWN WITH AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER

The annual computer village carnival was successfully held in the week preceding  Christmas and bustled with an incredible turn out of fun seekers who engaged in the various activities lined up for the week. Africa’s biggest smartphone brand; TECNO MOBILE were on ground to engage in the fun activities and play their roles as sponsors of the grand carnival. If you were out and about the bustling Computer Village located in Ikeja on Tuesday the 18th and Wednesday the 19th of December, then you must have witnessed the brand’s entertaining parades, energetic display of performers, and the various colorful banners that adorned the streets of the Tech hub. The carnival which was nothing short of vibrant and colorful was hard to miss, as people lined the streets of Ikeja with their beaut...
Garlands for Equestrian Enthusiasts
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Garlands for Equestrian Enthusiasts

The Saddle Club Ikeja, Lagos, recently celebrated its 51St anniversary with equestrian games for beginners and seasoned riders. Ayodeji Ake who attended the event reports that the winners of the tournament went home with gold, silver and bronze medals  For the uninitiated, the Saddle Club Ikeja, Oregun, Lagos, is the go-to place for horse lovers. They have been known to engage in many extracurricular activities often associated with horses. As they are often known to do, the  club recently threw its doors open for equestrian enthusiasts. At the scheduled date, it was an eventful one for the Saddle Club members, family and friends as they assembled at the club premises to watch and celebrate equestrian gamers, as they showcased their talents on horseback. History Saddle Club Ik...
Winners Emerge in Maiden Lagos All Sail Boat Race
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Winners Emerge in Maiden Lagos All Sail Boat Race

The maiden Lagos All Sail Boat Race has produced its first set of winners. In what will go down as one of the country’s most keenly contested water racing championships in recent times, contestants coloured Lagos Lagoon with exciting  and never-to- beforgotten performances in three categories of rowing, jeskying and boat racing. The event kicked off at the BICS Jetty venue of the Championship in Lekki, Lagos on Friday with a horde of  skilled rowers from the 36 states of the federation including the FCT, Abuja  taking to the waters to compete. In the end, the duo of Benjamin Kunumen and John Fasim from Bauchi State emerged the winners, posting a time of 9.56seconds  to clinch the Harbour award for contestants in the traditional rowing on canoe category. But by far the most prestigio...
Delta wins National Sports Festival – See Medals’ table
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Delta wins National Sports Festival – See Medals’ table

Delta State has officially emerged the winner of the 19th National Sports Festival. Team Delta amassed an astonishing 163 gold medals, 88 silver and 101 bronze medals to beat the other participating teams to the number one position after 10 days of action in Abuja. Delta wins National Sports Festival in style While this is the fifth time Delta will be coming first at the National Sports Festival, this is their best showing going by the number of medals they won in total. Interestingly, Delta State first won the festival when Abuja hosted the biennial games in 2004. At this year’s festival, Rivers State finished a distant second with 69 gold, 58 silver and 57 bronze medals. Edo State finished third with 47 gold, 41 silver and 53 bronze medals. After a very excruci...
FG Not Responsible for Electricity Problems, Fashola Tells Nigerians
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FG Not Responsible for Electricity Problems, Fashola Tells Nigerians

                                        Babatunde Raji Fashola The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has asked Nigerians not to blame the federal government for dearth of electricity in their homes. Fashola, who argued that the country’s power sector had been privatised and largely not under the control of the federal government, acknowledged that there were problems in the sector. He added that the problem was not that of the government if citizens in the country do not have electricity. He spoke on Wednesday night at the December edition of the monthly Nextier Power Dialogue in Abuja, stakeholders including consumers were in attendance. “There are problems without a doubt and we must deal with them. But let me remind you; all of the assets that...
‘I once Told My Children that I’m Already Dead, so no one Can kill me’ – Pastor Adeboye
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‘I once Told My Children that I’m Already Dead, so no one Can kill me’ – Pastor Adeboye

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has advised Christians to stay connected to God to overcome life’s challenges and have dominion over all forces of darkness and sickness. Pastor Adeboye gave the admonition while delivering his sermon tagged: ‘A branch of the Life’, on the second day of the ongoing annual Holy Ghost Congress of the church holding at the Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.   He explained that Jesus Christ is the Vine while every true believer is the branch and has God’s nature in him. Adeboye, however, urged participants to remain steadfast in the vine, stressing that God has assured them of doing greater works than He did while on earth. In his words: “Jesus Christ is the vine while we are the branch...
Honouring Agents of Peace, Justice
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Honouring Agents of Peace, Justice

In recognition of their valuable contributions to the pursuit of peace and justice in Nigeria and Africa, some socially responsible individuals and organisations were conferred with awards by the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group at its 2018 Peace Award and Conference in Lagos recently, Peter Uzoho reports Recently, the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG) held its 2018 annual Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Conference and Peace Award Dinner at the Grand Ball Room of the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Victoria Island, Lagos. The conference marked the organisation’s 20 years of advocating for peace and justice in Africa. The 2018 ADR Conference which held in the morning hours preceding the award dinner attracted dignitaries from the bar and the bench, the academia...
National Sports Festival: 8,861 Athletes Vie For Honours
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National Sports Festival: 8,861 Athletes Vie For Honours

Sports minister, Solomon Dalung has said that about 8,861 athletes are expected to participate in the 19th National Sports Festival scheduled to commence in Abuja today. Dalung The Minister stated this while briefing State House correspondents after the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that only Ebonyi state that will not participate in the festival as the remaining 35 states out of 36 will be will be fully represented. According to him, Out of the 8,861 participants, 7,227 are athletes, 710 are coaches, 222 are team members, while 702 are state officials. Explaining on the importance of the festival, Dalung said National Sports Festival and the Na...
Buhari Returns to Abuja
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Buhari Returns to Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after attending United Nations Climate Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. President Buhari, who left Abuja on Saturday for Poland to attend the 24th session of the Climate Change Conference known as (COP24), left Poland on Wednesday. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held from December 2 to 4 in the Polish city of Katowice. Participants at the conference finalised the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change under the Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) – the rule book for implementation. President Buhari delivered a statement that highlighted Nigeria’s commitment to addressing climate change by implementing the goals set out in its National Determined Contributions. H...
NFF, NOC Back FCV Football Academy Camp
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NFF, NOC Back FCV Football Academy Camp

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Nigeria Olympic Committee, (NOC), have given their backings to the FCV International Football Academy Camp scheduled to hold April next year at the Lekki British International School in Lagos. At the media launch of the football camp at the school yesterday, the First Vice President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwumi, said the federation was delighted with such developmental programmes, promising the organisers the backing of the Glass House. Akinwumi, who doubles as the chairman of the Lagos State Football Association (LSFA), however charged some of the kids for the camp present at yesterday’s event to focus more on their education, so as to have something to fall back on after their football career. Speaking in the same ...
NNPC Accuses N’Assembly of Persecution
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NNPC Accuses N’Assembly of Persecution

Maikanti Baru The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has accused the National Assembly of persecution, alleging that despite being directed by the lawmakers to clear the 2017 protracted petrol queue within two weeks, the same parliament suddenly turned round to hound it for obeying the said instruction. Claiming it was the most misunderstood agency of the federal government, the corporation stated that at the heat of the protracted petrol scarcity, it got a directive from the parliament to end the petrol queues across the country, adding that the lawmakers thereafter picked holes in its actions. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the public bid opening for NNPC’s insurance contractors in Abuja, the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr. Maikanti Ba...
Omotayo, Odusanya Bag Top seeds top at 50th Asoju Oba Cup
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Omotayo, Odusanya Bag Top seeds top at 50th Asoju Oba Cup

The 2013 men’s singles champion, Olajide Omotayo and women’s defending champion, Bose Odusanya are the top seeds in the senior event of the 50th Asoju Oba Molade Okoya-Thomas Table Tennis Cup which kicked off yesterday at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium. Italy-based Omotayo will contend with 63 other players while Odusanya will battle against 22 others in her bid to retain her title having won the title in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 2017 men’s singles runner’s up, David Fayele is the number two seed while Nimota Aregbesola is women’s second seeded players. This year also witness the return of 2013 women’s singles champion, Tolu Durosimi-Etti who is seeded number four in the women’s singles. According to the list of players, over 250 participants will be compe...
Golfers Jostle for Lakowe 2018 Club Championship
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Golfers Jostle for Lakowe 2018 Club Championship

Members of Lakowe Lakes Golf Course are set to battle for the 2018 Club Championship in a 36 holes contest on the 1st and 2nd December at the picturesque course in Lagos. The event that was won last year by Tunji Adebajo and Georgia Oboh in both male and female categories respectively, will now feature a lot more contenders when it tees-off. Although, Oboh, will be missing this year; as she has gone ahead to sign-up for professional golf career, which leaves the title in that category open for a new winner entirely. Head professional and operations manager at the golf facility, Femi Olagbenro, informed that the growing membership of the club has given rise to new challenges for participants and past winners at events at the club. “We have over sixty players already signaled to...
St Saviours Ikoyi Holds Successful Kids Mini-Marathon
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St Saviours Ikoyi Holds Successful Kids Mini-Marathon

Winners from Category B Participants and organisers of the second edition of St Saviour’s School Ikoyi Endowment Fund Kids Mini-Marathon held last Saturday in Lagos have described the event as a huge success. The organisers noted that after a successful first edition last year, the 2018 Lagos Kids Mini-Marathon was well attended with over 2,500 children representing up to 50 schools in Lagos. With the theme ‘Active Kids Rock’, they stated that the mini-marathon is recognised as Nigeria’s only kids-focused marathon, which saw children participating in the 1.2 kilometres, 3km and 5km distance races for kids aged 5 to 15 respectively. The marathon gave parents the opportunity to run with their children and wards turning it to a family fun day of fitness and wellness. Accordin...
Edo N-Power, Google Train 3000 Beneficiaries On Digital Skills
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Edo N-Power, Google Train 3000 Beneficiaries On Digital Skills

…N-Agro scheme charges youth on agribusiness Over 3000 beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP) have undergone digital skills training to broaden their skill set and equip them with expertise to exploit opportunities in Nigeria’s booming digital economy. Cross-section of applicants taking the aptitude test organised by the Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDSTMA) for the 250 job openings in the traffic agency, on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Imaguero Hall, in Benin City. The applicants were polled from the EdoJobs portal. Speaking to journalists in Benin City, the Focal Person, Edo State Social Investment Programme, Miss. Osayuwamen Aladeshelu, disclosed that the training is in line with the objective of the programme to equip N-Power b...
Miss India, Nazneen Shaikh Crowned Miss Polo International 2018 In Abuja (Photos)
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Miss India, Nazneen Shaikh Crowned Miss Polo International 2018 In Abuja (Photos)

The just concluded 2018 Miss Polo International, has ended successfully, as contestants, participants, guests and partners, applauded the smooth organisation of the event, which was held at Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja. At the grand finale of Miss Polo International 2018, Nazneen Shaikh of India was crowned the main winner in Abuja Nigeria. The gorgeous lady from India defeated 32 contestants to clinch the main title at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel. The pageant focuses on The beauty and intelligence of contestants and celebrates the beautiful game of Polo. Nazneen who is a known name within the glamour world stated her pageant journey with fbb campus princess and was once of the finalist of fbb Femina miss India 2016. Has Been interest lies in reading, painting, and ...

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