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North Korean Govt ”sentences man to death” for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game”
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North Korean Govt ”sentences man to death” for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game”

A man has reportedly been sentenced to death in North Korea for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game” into the country. According to Radio Free Asia (via Variety), authorities were led to the man after they caught high school students watching the series. The report states that “Squid Game” was smuggled into the country from China through the use of a USB flash drive. The smuggler faces death by firing squad, while the students involved in bringing “Squid Game” into school are facing prison sentences. Radio Free Asia reports: “A student who bought a drive received a life sentence, while six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years hard labor, and teachers and school administrators have been fired and face banishment to work in remot...
Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea, Malmo clash
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Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea, Malmo clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Christian Pulisic will not participate in his side’s squad to face Malmo in Wednesday’s Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge. According to Tuchel, Pulisic is getting close to returning to action for Chelsea, adding that the US international still feels pain in his ankle. The German said this on Tuesday during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Malmo clash. Chelsea head to the game following a 1-0 victory against Brentford in the Premier League over the weekend. “It’s only Christian Pulisic who is missing for tomorrow,” Tuchel said. “He was getting close [to a return] but then had a little reaction with some pain in his ankle. “Christian is impatient because he wants to play, he wants to be on the pitch helping ...
Kwara school: People condemning the teachers today are those who will gladly encourage their own children to participate in BBNaija’s shameful sex in public- MURIC
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Kwara school: People condemning the teachers today are those who will gladly encourage their own children to participate in BBNaija’s shameful sex in public- MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called on Muslims in Kwara State and the general public to desist from jumping to conclusions on the viral video in which students of an Arabic school were severely beaten. Over the weekend, a video showing students of an Islamic school in Kwara state with marks all over their bodies made the rounds on social media. It was reported that the students were flogged mercilessly by their teachers for going to a club and taking alcohol. In a statement released today October 11, the director and founder of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said it doesn't subscribe to severe torture but the students needed to be punished for going against the teachings they received from their teachers. According to Akintola, the students needed to be punished so as to...
It is very dangerous to reduce governance and issues of government in Nigeria to age and gender – Oshiomhole
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It is very dangerous to reduce governance and issues of government in Nigeria to age and gender – Oshiomhole

Former Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole has said that governance is about heart and not necessarily about age. Speaking at a book presentation, the former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress said it is very dangerous to reduce governance and issues of government in Nigeria to age and gender. Oshimhole stated that he has seen older Nigerians who believe the country can do better and they have idea of how it can be managed. He said; “It is very dangerous to reduce governance and issues of government in Nigeria to age, and even the question of gender. “When we are talking about gender issue, what drives a woman is not the skirt or blouse that she wears, it is our heart. “I want us to move our heart away from what we hear that when the people are young, things will...
Covid-19 has flipped life upside down for so many – Prince Harry tells wounded soldiers
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Covid-19 has flipped life upside down for so many – Prince Harry tells wounded soldiers

UK Royal, Prince Harry has revealed his dismay at the damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to people's lives after the annual Warrior Games which celebrates injured active duty and veteran US military service members was canceled. The Duke of Sussex, who spent 10 years in the Army, appeared alongside the US First Lady, Jill Biden to co-host a virtual event for the Games. Harry explained that the Warrior Games were the inspiration behind the Invictus Games, which he founded and then first held in London in 2014. Harry was expected to attend the 2021 Warrior Games in Orlando, Florida, but it was cancelled due to coronavirus-related concerns and the Duke wasted no time in explaining how Covid-19 has ‘flipped life upside down for so many’ . Speaking in recognition of those who wo...
BBNaija: I don’t participate actively for Head of House games because I’m not lucky – Angel
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BBNaija: I don’t participate actively for Head of House games because I’m not lucky – Angel

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Angel has explained why she failed to participate in the Head of House task. Angel was nonchalant during the Head of House task on Monday and didn’t feel like participating. Giving her reason after the HoH task, Angel told Saskay that although her mind was willing, her body was weak to participate in the game. Angel said: “People supporting me will be wondering what was wrong with me during the Head of House game. “Some people have luck with the game and I don’t, so I don’t bother stressing myself. “I hope people supporting me understand. My body was just weak. I need to tone down a little bit this week and watch from the sidelines. “I’m not looking for the fame right now. I just want to rest.” ...
Olympics: Greek Swimmers Isolated after Five Contract COVID-19
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Olympics: Greek Swimmers Isolated after Five Contract COVID-19

All 12 members of the Greek artistic swimming team are in isolation after five tested positive for coronavirus in the first cluster detected at the Games, Olympic officials said Wednesday. The team have withdrawn from remaining competition and the seven members who have so far tested negative have agreed to move to a facility for “close contacts” of positive cases, said Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya. None of those who tested positive so far require hospital care, Takaya added. The team did not participate in the duet competition on Tuesday and have now withdrawn from the team competition, which will start later this week. “It pains us to imagine the feelings of the athletes who have done a great deal to prepare for the Games and came all the way to Tokyo in this diff...
New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard makes Olympic history as the first trans woman to Compete in Weightlifting event
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New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard makes Olympic history as the first trans woman to Compete in Weightlifting event

New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard has made Olympic history as the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Games. The 43-year-old, who transitioned in 2012, was competing in the 87kg+ category but failed to record a single valid 'snatch' lift in Tokyo. She crashed out of the Olympics today after making history as the first trans woman to compete in a solo event. She overbalanced on her opening weight of 120kg, taking the bar behind her shoulders. Hubbard's second effort of 125kg was ruled invalid on a majority decision by the referees. The third attempt was almost a repeat of the first, ruling Hubbard out of medal contention. The milestone comes 18 years after the International Olympic Committee first created a policy to allow transgender athletes to participate. Rather t...
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Olympics: Ten Nigerian Athletes Banned from Tokyo

Ten Nigerian athletes have been ruled ineligible to participate at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), reducing the country’s hope of clinching more medals at the event. The athletes were said to have failed to meet the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 of the Anti-Doping Rules for ‘Category A’ federations. The ‘Category A’ federations comprises of those that are said to have the highest doping risk and considered as a threat to the overall integrity of the sport. The independent Athletic body, (AIU) charged with managing all issues of integrity, including doping and non-doping cases disclosed this in a press statement. The AIU disclosed that out of 18 athletes ruled ineligible to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, Nigeria domi...
LG poll: Lagos Orders Restriction of Movement
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LG poll: Lagos Orders Restriction of Movement

The Lagos State Government has announced restriction of movement across the State between the hours of 8am and 3pm on Saturday, 24th July, 2021. The directive was given to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas. A press statement released by the Commissioner of Information, Gbenga Omotoso on Thursday July 22, read; “The restriction is to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas. “The restriction will facilitate the ease of movement of the electorate, e...
‘I ask for Privacy and Empathy’ – Naomi Osaka speaks on her mental health and French Open withdrawal
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‘I ask for Privacy and Empathy’ – Naomi Osaka speaks on her mental health and French Open withdrawal

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has asked for more "privacy and empathy" when she returns to action following her French Open withdrawal due to mental health reasons, In May, Osaka announced she would not participate in post-match news conferences at Roland Garros in order to protect her mental health. She said she had suffered bouts of depression since winning her first Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2018 and that talking to the media triggered anxiety. The 23-year-old later withdrew from the French Open after her first-round win and later pulled out of Wimbledon, but is due to play at this summer's Olympics in the country of her birth, Japan. In an essay for a special issue of Time magazine ahead of the Olympics, world No 2 Osaka wrote: "The world is as divided now as I can rememb...
JAMB Candidates Arrested for Vandalizing CBT Centre In Jonathan’s Hometown
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JAMB Candidates Arrested for Vandalizing CBT Centre In Jonathan’s Hometown

Four candidates writing the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations have been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for vandalising a Computer Based Test Centre (CBT) at Otuoke, hometown of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa state. The four male suspects who were arrested at a Computer-Based Test Centre in Federal University, Otuoke, were accused of disrupting the smooth exercise at the centre and destroying some properties on Tuesday June 22. The State Commandant of the Corps, Mrs Christiana Abiakam-Omanu said the suspects were allowed to participate in the examination before they were arrested. Reiterating that NSCDC will not tolerate vandalism of government infrastructure, Omanu added that investigation is ongoing to unravel o...
UEFA take Final Decision on Banning Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus from Champions League
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UEFA take Final Decision on Banning Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus from Champions League

  UEFA have admitted Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona into next season’s Champions League, despite their refusal to pull out of the proposed breakaway European Super League (ESL) project. The European football governing body confirmed it has sent out admission letters to all the clubs that will participate in the competition. Disciplinary proceedings against Juve, Barca and Real have also been suspended by UEFA’s independent appeals body. “Admission letters have been sent to all clubs participating in next season’s Uefa club competitions today,” UEFA said on Tuesday. Juve, Barca and Real are the last of the 12 clubs who signed up to the Super League, not to have distanced themselves from the breakaway project. The English Premier League Big Six all pulled out,...
The power we are selling to four countries is the power that is not needed in Nigeria – FG
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The power we are selling to four countries is the power that is not needed in Nigeria – FG

Acting Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Chairman, Executive Board of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz has announced that Nigeria is in talks with four West African countries to sell unused Electricity to them through a planned $570 million Northcore Power Transmission Line. Daily Trust had reported that about 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity are unutilised daily across the Generation Companies (GenCos) in Nigeria and could be exported. Abdulaziz said Nigeria is expecting new generators to participate in the energy export for the 875 kilometre 330 kilovolts Northcore transmission line from Nigeria through Niger, Togo, Benin to Burkina Faso. The project which is funded by World Bank, French Development Council an...
CAF Africa Football Body Postpones 2021 AFCON Draw
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CAF Africa Football Body Postpones 2021 AFCON Draw

Africa’s football governing body CAF has postponed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final draw. This was announced in a statement released on CAF’s official website on Sunday. The draw was scheduled for June 25 in Yaounde, the capital city of the tournament’s host country. But on Sunday, CAF said the postponement was due to “logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic” and a new date would be announced in due course. “At the request of CAF, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has agreed to postpone the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 final draw for logistical reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic. “The draw was initially scheduled for 25 June 2021 and a new date will be announced in due course. “CAF continues to work together with ...
Naira Marley Shares Message from a Follower who Indicated Interest in Fulfilling his Fantasy of having s3x with a Mother and her Daughter
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Naira Marley Shares Message from a Follower who Indicated Interest in Fulfilling his Fantasy of having s3x with a Mother and her Daughter

Singer, Naira Marley has shared a message from a follower who indicated interest in fulfilling his fantasy of having s3x with a mother and her daughter. Recall that Naira Marley's disclosure of his fantasy had drawn criticism even from his colleagues in the entertainment industry. Serving an update after defending himself from the backlash he faced, Marley shared screenshot of a message from a 21-year-old girl who said that she has a 40-year-old mother who's interested. The lady however disclosed that her mother said she won't participate, but will stay to watch them have sex in her bedroom. Responding to this, Naira Marley expressed hope of the girl's mother joining them and also questioned why it must be her bedroom. He wrote;  I’m sure she will join us... because...
Oyo Declares Friday Public Holiday
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Oyo Declares Friday Public Holiday

The Oyo state government has announced Friday May 21 as a public holiday, ahead of local government election scheduled to hold in the state. Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa who urged residents of the state to participate in the election, said the public holiday was declared to enable the state conduct a hitch free local government election holding on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Adisa said; “His Excellency, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has authorised the declaration of Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday. “The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state participate freely in the council elections billed to hold on Saturday May 22, 2021. “Every indigene and resident of the state is hereby enjoined to go about his or h...
Airlines could soon start weighing passengers before flight amid fears aircraft are being overloaded by ‘fat’ passengers
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Airlines could soon start weighing passengers before flight amid fears aircraft are being overloaded by ‘fat’ passengers

Airlines passengers may be required to step on the scale at the airport or share how much they weigh before boarding a flight, a new report suggests. This measure is because Americans are getting "fatter" and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is concerned aircraft may be overloaded. Airline carriers are tasked with calculating the weight and balance of their aircraft to ensure it is within allowable limits for the safety of the plane. Increasing obesity rates in the United States, however, dictate that the standard numbers used by the airline industry to average out passenger weight is likely outdated and therefore, unsafe to use. Now, air carriers may have to update average passenger weight by weighing them at the gate, circular advisory sent out by the FAA states....
JAMB Shifts 2021 UTME Dates as it Extends Registration Dates by two weeks
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JAMB Shifts 2021 UTME Dates as it Extends Registration Dates by two weeks

The 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) has extended registration for its annual Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by two weeks. The UTME is also now expected to hold from June 19 to July 3. It was initially to hold between June 5 and 19. The UTME is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective undergraduates in Nigeria. The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede announced this at an ongoing press conference in Abuja today May 15. The registrar also announced an extension registration for the examination by two weeks. The registration exercise will now end on May 29. Professor Oloyede on Friday, May 14, gave a hint that the examination would be postponed. The registrar hinged the decision ...
We may postpone 2021 JAMB exams – Registrar Prof. Oloyede
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We may postpone 2021 JAMB exams – Registrar Prof. Oloyede

The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has hinted at the possibility of the board postponing the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Prof Oloyede gave the hint during a virtual meeting with relevant stakeholders ahead of the examination today May 14. Prof Oloyede blamed the development on the difficulties being experienced by the candidates in their efforts to register. He said about 600,000 candidates who have indicated interest to participate in the 2021 UTME slated for June 5th and 19th are yet to register. “We are here to commend you and also to apologise to you for putting you through some hardships, especially in your efforts to register. Most of these things are outside our purview. They have to do w...
U.S. says Fully Vaccinated Americans can Return to Life Without Masks
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U.S. says Fully Vaccinated Americans can Return to Life Without Masks

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States has announced that fully vaccinated Americans can return to life without masks in a major step toward returning to pre-life. CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky made the announcement at a White House briefing Thursday, May 13. "If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stoppeddoing because of the pandemic," Walensky said, announcing the sweeping change. "Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing." "We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy," Walensky said. The announcement comes after Walensky faced criticism for th...
Juventus Faces Threat of Expulsion from Serie A
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Juventus Faces Threat of Expulsion from Serie A

  President of the Italian football federation (FIGC), Gabriele Gravina, has said Juventus face being kicked out of Serie A if they don’t withdraw from the European Super League. AC Milan and Inter Milan have backed out of the breakaway competition, leaving Juventus as the only Italian club persisting with the plans. “The rules are clear. If Juventus is still part of the Super League when it enters next season, it can’t participate in Serie A. “I would be sorry for the fans but rules are rules and they apply to everyone. I hope this holdout ends soon,” Gravina told Naples radio station Kiss Kiss. Juventus won Serie A for the ninth straight year last season, but have since relinquished the title to Inter.
Handball Premier League To Commence October 8
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Handball Premier League To Commence October 8

The Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has announced that the kick-off date and venue of the fourth edition of the Premier League. A statement by the Federation noted that the event would commence on October 8 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, the nation’s capital. It added that the National Under 12/15 Handball Championship would take place from August 20 to 29 in Sokoto State. The Federation also announced that the National Division One League would take place from July 9 to 17 2021 in Benin City, Edo State. The National Division One League is the platform where teams compete to gain promotion to the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League. According to the statement, the teams who were relegated in the 2020 Handball Premier League are not eligible to p...
Senators Endorse bill to Create Database for Cows
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Senators Endorse bill to Create Database for Cows

A bill seeking to create a database for cows is currently being considered on the floor of the senate. The bill for an Act to ‘establish national livestock and management (protection, control and management etc) bureau’ is being sponsored by Bima Enagi (APC, Niger South) and it scaled a second reading on Tuesday April 20. The legislation is aimed at solving the challenge of animal identification and management by establishing the National Livestock Bureau for the purpose of livestock identification, traceability, registration, cattle rustling control and livestock disease control. Enagi who stated that Nigeria has been unable to participate in the export of meat and other dietary product due to the absence of a management system, said the bill intends to indicate ownership and...
Pastor Chris Mocked for Claiming to Reach 5 Billion People Worldwide
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Pastor Chris Mocked for Claiming to Reach 5 Billion People Worldwide

Founder of Loveworld Ministries a.k.a Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is being mocked by Twitter users after his church claimed his Global Day of Prayer event reached up to 5.3 billion people around the world. The Global Day of Prayer event was advertised for believers to join Pastor Chris and billions around the world from 6:00 pm GMT +1, 1:00 pm EST Friday 26th to Saturday 27th March 2021. It was streamed live on all the LoveWorld Networks and Web/Mobile platforms, LIVE TV, CEFLIX, and on major Satellite, terrestrial and local TV and Radio Stations around the world. Believers were encouraged to participate through their preferred TV, Radio, mobile, or web application/ website/ social media site. But during the event, viewers began seeing a banner that suggests that up...
Three Suspects Arrested for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery in Adamawa
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Three Suspects Arrested for Kidnapping and Armed Robbery in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested three suspects for alleged kidnapping and robbery and recovered three single barrel guns. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, March 21, in Yola, said the suspects were responsible for the kidnap of Engineer Elan Jobbo, a principal of VTC Jabbi Lamba, Alhaji Jauro Mamburso and Alkani Zumbe, all of Girei and Song Local government Area, around May, 2020. The suspects; Usman Sale, 40, a resident of Muleng, Song LGA, Lawali Sale, 37, a resident of Bah Usman Village, Fufore LGA and Yerima Alhaji Dadi, 36, a resident of Bah Usman Village, Fufore LGA. Nguroje said the suspects were apprehended at their various hideouts in Muleng and Chigari Villages of Song and Fufore Local govern...
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...
”Where is Your Certificate” – Nigerians React after Zlatan Ibile Shared NYSC Photos
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”Where is Your Certificate” – Nigerians React after Zlatan Ibile Shared NYSC Photos

Popular Nigerian Rapper, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, known  as Zlatan Ibile has shocked fans after he shared NYSC photos. Today, February 18, some NYSC  members signed out as many of them shared their passing out photos on social media. Surprisingly, the singer shared his NYSC photos on Instagram, as he hinted that he has completed his National Youth Service. However many of his fans has questioned the rapper, as they asked him wether he has a certificate to participate in service Check out some of the hilarious comments! View gallery (2)
I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle
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I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle has stated that the issue of banditry was one of the challenges he inherited as Governor of Zamfara state. The Governor who met with President Buhari yesterday February 17 to discuss the security situation in his state, said there is peace in Zamfara after he initiated dialogue with bandits. Matawalle also disclosed that most of the people responsible for the criminality in Zamfara are not from the state. He said “I was called by Mr President and I am here to brief him on some issues pertaining to security in my state. “We discussed much about them and I briefed him. All the supports needed from him, he assigned all where to get all the supports. I appreciate his effort for making me proud of what he has been doing for the state. “In terms of se...
Beverly Osu, Denola Grey, VJ Adams, Sound Sultan and others join Odion Ighalo In #DettolCoolDabChallenge
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Beverly Osu, Denola Grey, VJ Adams, Sound Sultan and others join Odion Ighalo In #DettolCoolDabChallenge

It appears that this is the time for multiple social media trends across the country. Nigerian actors, comedians, VJs, reality stars, and musicians have joined international football star and Dettol Cool ambassador, Jude Odion Ighalo, on a social media challenge called the #DettolCoolDabChallenge. The challenge which began over a week ago to promote physical fitness and activity among Nigerians has been jumped on by celebrities. Media personalities, Adams ‘VJ Adams’ Ibrahim and Denola Grey; comedians, Kehinde ‘Kenny Blaq’ Peter, Josh 'Josh2Funny’ Alfred; actors, Bolanle Ninolowo, Beverly Osu, Yvonne Jegede, and many more, have jumped on the trend. Denola Grey was seen cycling before dabbing, Ninolowo hit the gym tension us with his sexy biceps, while Beverly Osu chose a very pla...
Lala Akindoju, Others Slam Actor Femi Durojaiye for asking Upcoming Actors to Pay for Movie Roles
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Lala Akindoju, Others Slam Actor Femi Durojaiye for asking Upcoming Actors to Pay for Movie Roles

Lala Akindoju and others have slammed actor Femi Durojaiye for demanding money from up-and-coming actors to give them roles in his movie projects. Femi took to his Instagram account to ask interested actors and actresses to start their career by joining his movie projects. He asked them to pay 35,000 Naira to participate and once payment has been confirmed they will be added to a "working group to start shooting". Actress Lala slammed him for this and told young actors and actresses not to fall for it. She added: "Nobody should collect money from you in exchange for a role. It is robbery and it wrong. Run!!!"   Below are more reactions.
Lagos State Government to Phase Out Yellow Commercial Buses Popularly Known as Danfo
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Lagos State Government to Phase Out Yellow Commercial Buses Popularly Known as Danfo

The Lagos State Government says it plans to phase out yellow buses popularly known as Danfo in accordance with its transportation masterplan of the state. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, disclosed this when he spoke at a virtual forum on Thursday, February 4. Oladeinde said that the busses would be replaced by blue buses. “We are reforming the bus sector and over time, Lagos will phase out the yellow buses because the yellow buses are not conducive for a mega city like Lagos. That is why we are coming with blue buses you see around. We are inviting the private sector to participate in the provision of public transport services. We are also deploying technology just to ensure that we can up our game in terms of efficiency.”Oladeinde says Oladein...
Youth Democratic Party Submits Letter Of Intent To Participate In 2023 Poll
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Youth Democratic Party Submits Letter Of Intent To Participate In 2023 Poll

The Nigeria Youths Democratic Party (NYPD) on Tuesday submitted its letter of intent to register as a political party and participate in the 2023 elections. As monitored by Native Reporters, the National Chairman of the party, Barry Johnson after submitting the letter of intent at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Abuja urged youths to participate in the electioneering process that will enthrone a new leadership in the country. Johnson urged Nigerian youths to join the NYPD noting that there is a need for Nigerian youths to break the monopoly of leaders who cling to power at the expense of the nation. “We will like to call on Nigerian youths both home and abroad. They are already automatic members of the Nigeria Youths Democratic Party. “We have...
Buhari Departs Abuja To Participate In APC Registration Exercise In Daura
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Buhari Departs Abuja To Participate In APC Registration Exercise In Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for Daura, Katsina State, his home town, to participate in the national membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president left Abuja after performing the weekly Juma’at prayer at the Aso Rock Mosque. The president had earlier hosted Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, who later informed State House correspondents that he was in villa to brief President Buhari on issues pertaining to security, New Nigeria Newspapers, and the Jos Main Market. While in Daura, President Buhari would on Saturday at Sarkin Yara Ward, Daura, participate in the APC’s nationwide membership registration and revalidation exercise at about 12.00 noon. Prof. Ussifu ...
12-year-old gang-raped by Four Masked Men in Lagos
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12-year-old gang-raped by Four Masked Men in Lagos

A 12-year-old girl has allegedly been gang-raped by four masked men in the Ajah area in Lagos state. Punch reports that the victim simply identified as Blessing, was raped at her residence on Thursday, June 4. Recounting what happened, her distraught mother who gave her name as Anthonia, said “I went to the office and was called (on the phone) and told that my daughter was raped in our house. I learnt she was having her online class when suddenly, there was a power outage. My husband rushed out to get fuel at a filling station so that she could participate in the class seamlessly. Blessing told us that while she was in the compound, four masked men jumped into the house through the fence. They took her inside and took turns to have sex with her, leaving her with multiple injur...
Gernot Rohr reaches agreement with NFF to Continue as Super Eagles Coach for Two and Half Years
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Gernot Rohr reaches agreement with NFF to Continue as Super Eagles Coach for Two and Half Years

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed he has agreed on a new two-and-half-year contract extension with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Rohr has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2016 and qualified the team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with ease. He also led the three-time African champions to finish third at Africa Cup of Nations in 2019 in Egypt. The 66-year-old Franco-German's current deal ends in June and he has been in discussions with the federation over a renewal since January. The NFF gave him new conditions in his contract namely residing in Nigeria, being paid in Nigerian currency and grooming local talent from the Nigerian Football league, conditions he has since agreed on. But the NFF have delayed announcing a new deal with the tactic...
Afghans Celebrate Skateistan Victory at the Oscars
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Afghans Celebrate Skateistan Victory at the Oscars

Skateistan: Afghans took to social media Monday to celebrate a rare piece of good news for the war-torn country, after a film about girls skateboarding took home an Oscar for best documentary short at the Academy Awards. “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)” tracks international charity Skateistan’s bid to teach young Afghan girls how to skateboard in the ultraconservative country, where few women are encouraged to participate in sport. The film follows a group of young girls enrolled at the nonprofit who gain confidence and courage as they learn to skate on ramps and quarter pipes in Kabul amid frequent militant attacks and suicide bombings. “Proud of them. We feel proud for my sisters. Wish further success for our champs,” wrote Afghan Facebook user Sodaba...
Trouble For Akpabio As INEC Rejects His Withdrawal From Senatorial Rerun Election, Insist He Must Participate
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Trouble For Akpabio As INEC Rejects His Withdrawal From Senatorial Rerun Election, Insist He Must Participate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected Senator Godswill Akpabio’s withdrawal from a scheduled rerun election for the Akwa Ibom North-West District which takes place this Saturday. Akpabio’s dream of returning to the Senate to represent the district for a second term was truncated February last year by Chris Ekpenyong, a former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom, who was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the election. However, the Court of Appeal, Calabar, in November, ordered a rerun in only one local government area – Essien Udim – in the district, following Mr Akpabio’s appeal against the judgment of the election petition tribunal which declared Mr Ekpenyong was the validly elected senator for the district. Akpabio, was appointed minister o...
PDP May Not Participate In Future Elections – Uche Secondus
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PDP May Not Participate In Future Elections – Uche Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday expressed fears of participating in the upcoming gubernatorial elections being planned for Edo and Ondo states in 2020. It also re-echoed its disappointment in the conduct of the just concluded Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. PDP, therefore, tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to embark on electoral amendment through the National Assembly to address most of the challenges in conducting elections in the country. The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus said this while addressing INEC delegation who came to carry out a routine verification exercise at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja. While addressing some of the operatives of t...
President Buhari To Participate In Russia-Africa Summit In Sochi
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President Buhari To Participate In Russia-Africa Summit In Sochi

President @MBuhari departs Abuja Monday to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, October 23rd – 25th, with focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production. During the summit, President Buhari will meet with President Vladimir Putin to further strengthen relations in security, trade and investment, and building partnership that will enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential, following Russia’s remarkable success in gas exportation. The summit will bring fresh perspectives on some global issues and challenges like nuclear technology, energy development, digital transformation, environment, technical security, mining and steel, education, agriculture, infrastructure and development strategies...
Brazil’s Formiga to become the first footballer to participate in seven World Cups
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Brazil’s Formiga to become the first footballer to participate in seven World Cups

Brazil's 41-year-old international Formiga will become the first footballer to participate in seven World Cups. The midfielder was named in the squad for the women's tournament in France. The Paris St Germain star shares the record of six World Cups with Homare Sawa, who led Japan's women to their World Cup triumph in 2011. If Formiga plays in France, she will also become the oldest to appear in a women's World Cup. In the men's tournament, three players have played at five World Cups - Mexico's Rafael Marquez and Antonio Carbajal and Germany's Lothar Matthaus. Formiga, whose first World Cup finals appearance came in 1995 as a 17-year-old, will be joined by several other well-known faces in the Brazil squad, including Marta, the six-times World Player of the year. Marta is t...
Femi Otedola Set to Vote, Shows His PVC
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Femi Otedola Set to Vote, Shows His PVC

Popular Nigerian Billionaire Business Man Femi Otedola, Shows off his voters Card to proves he Fully ready to participate in the Electoral process on Saturday. Otedola also made it clear that Nigerians will make their Decision on Saturday.
FG to Close All Land Borders For 48-Hours
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FG to Close All Land Borders For 48-Hours

The Federal government has announced the closure of all land borders from 12 noon on Friday, February 15, 2019, till 12 noon on Sunday, February 17, 2019. According to a statement by Muhammad Babandede, Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), the closure is to restrict movement across the borders and prevent foreigners, who may attempt to participate in the elections, from entering the country. The CGI said: “Further to the presidential election taking place on 16th February 2019, the Honourable Minister of Interior has directed the closure of all Nigeria Land Borders with effect from 12.00 noon of Friday 15th February to 12.00 noon of Sunday 17th February 2019. This is to restrict movement across the borders during the election days. The public is to take note and ensure co...
Edo Govt Declares Friday Feb 15, Half Work Day
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Edo Govt Declares Friday Feb 15, Half Work Day

As part of activities to afford workers in the state the opportunity to exercise their franchise in the general elections, the Edo State Government has declared Friday, February 15, 2019, half work day. In a statement signed by Secretary to State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq, the state government said the directive is to “enable voters travel to their various local government areas and participate in the Saturday, February 16, general election.” Ogie continued, “Consequent upon the above, all workers are expected to close from their offices by 12.00 noon. All heads of government agencies and departments are hereby advised to comply accordingly.”
Foreigners Not Prohibited from Political Campaigns
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Foreigners Not Prohibited from Political Campaigns

Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has clarified that there is no law that prevents foreigners from coming to Nigeria to campaign for political candidates ahead of the forthcoming general election, noting, however, that they cannot contest or vote during the elections. This is coming as the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Agbonlahor, has warned that military personnel have no business around the polling units during the elections. The Plateau State CP, however, clarified that all other security agents may be deployed in the voting centres but not the Army, Air Force or the Navy. Answering questions at an expanded stakeholders’ forum organised by INEC in Jos, the Plateau State capital, the electoral body...
8 People to Win a Special Getaway in The #IfYouLoveMe Dare Challenge
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8 People to Win a Special Getaway in The #IfYouLoveMe Dare Challenge

Another valentine season is upon us-that time of the year when people share love in different languages and with varying communication channels, gifts make their way around with ease and everyone gets swoon over by the generous display of affection. TECNO, in its usual practice, is prepared to make this year’s edition of the TECNO Blue Valentine a truly remarkable and memorable one for fans and their loved one, who dare to participate in the #IfYouLoveMe Dare Challenge! The challenge is basically about you daring your loved ones to do something daring for you. The person you dared now replies to the “dare” with a video fulfilling your request. At the end of the Challenge, TECNO will sponsor 8 people to a Valentine experience of a lifetime which includes, a Dinner at 5 Start Hotel,...
INEC Honours 2face, Others In Abuja
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INEC Honours 2face, Others In Abuja

While commending 2face and others for mobilising youths to participate in the voter registration, the INEC boss urged them to continue to tell them to collect their PVCs. The 2019 general elections will be for young people who constitute 81 per cent of registered voters, the Independent National Commission said in Abuja on Tuesday. The chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, stated this during an election summit for youths, where popular musicians were given awards for helping to mobilise youths to register for the elections. Among those given awards were ace musician Innocent Idibia (2face), Ambassador Ketil Karlson, Head of European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS. Yakubu explained that another category of youths were drawn from the National Youth Service Corps and tertiary instit...
BBNaija 2019: Uti Nwachukwu Reveals How To Participate (Photos)
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BBNaija 2019: Uti Nwachukwu Reveals How To Participate (Photos)

Winner of Big Brother Africa (BBA) All Stars edition, Uti Nwachukwu, has revealed and advise everyone that there's no short cut to participate in 2019BBNaija. Read his tweet below. "BIG BROTHER is a CREDIBLE show�� No single Housemate was ever 'connected' or has any UPPER hand in Housemate selections! and thats why its still one of the most successful shows ever on the Continent. In my time it was about PERSONALITY !! so go audition and sell that! #BBNaijamake una dey use una head ! na wah!! AND STOP ASKING FOR SHORT CUTS OR CONNECTIONS!!! this is how you get into trouble! tomorrow now una go say person scam una! JUST GO AND AUDITION IN PEACE AND HAVE FUN WITH THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE!! ..dont ruin this year's show abeg.make una dey use una head ! na wah!! AND STOP ASKING FOR SHORT CUTS OR...

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