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Greatest Serena, Pioneer of Tennis Intimidation, turns 40
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Greatest Serena, Pioneer of Tennis Intimidation, turns 40

Serena Williams turns 40 on Sunday with her long-time coach hailing her as the “greatest of all time” and a pioneer of tennis “intimidation”. The American superstar is frustratingly marooned on 23 Grand Slam titles, one short of the all-time record held by Margaret Court. However, her French coach Patrick Mouratoglou told AFP that her legacy is secure. “Margaret Court was playing at a time when three-quarters didn’t even go to Australia (for the Australian Open), where tennis was an amateur sport, when the draws were 16 players,” said Mouratoglou. Court, an Australian, won 11 of her Grand Slam titles at her home event. “I don’t mean to disrespect Margaret Court, but it’s another era. Yes, it would be better if Serena broke her record but, if she doesn’t, she will sti...
Pioneer president of NANS, Comrade Lado is dead; PRODA boss, Onjeh reacts
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Pioneer president of NANS, Comrade Lado is dead; PRODA boss, Onjeh reacts

The Pioneer President of National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, and social activist, Comrade Danlad Sunday Oladele, also know as Lado, is dead Reacting to the sad news, Comrade Daniel Onjeh, the Chairman Governing Board of Projects Development Institute (PRODA), in a statement on Wednesday expressed his profound grief over the sudden and painful demise of Com. Lado. Onjeh, a former NANS President (2002 -2003), commiserated with Lado’s immediate and extended family, the Nigerian students’ movement and the global body of rights activists. He urged everyone to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived a life of impact, and his name shall remain ever-green in our hearts and in the chronicles of the true heroes of NANS. The statement partly read, “I recall that while ...
There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals
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There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals

Senator Rufai Hanga, founder and pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which President Muhammadu Buhari once contested for a presidential election on, has revealed that there was an agreement that power will be handed over to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in 2023. Hanga who chaired one of the parties which collapsed to form the APC in 2014, disclosed that Tinubu remained in the APC after Buhari’s first term because of this agreement. He told Daily Trust;   “This is an open secret. There was an implied agreement. Even in law, there is implied and expressed act. If something is expressed, there are no two ways about it. There was an implied agre...
Richard Branson Ready to hit  space, ahead of Jeff Bezos
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Richard Branson Ready to hit space, ahead of Jeff Bezos

Galactic’s Richard Branson is aiming to beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos into space by nine days. Branson’s company announced Thursday evening that its next test flight will be July 11 and that its founder will be among the six people on board. The winged rocket ship will soar from New Mexico — the first carrying a full crew of company employees. It will be only the fourth trip to space for Virgin Galactic. The news came just hours after Bezos’ Blue Origin said Bezos would be accompanied into space on July 20 by a female aerospace pioneer who’s waited 60 years to rocket away. Bezos chose July 20 as his West Texas launch date — the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He assigned himself to the flight just a month ago, the final stretch in a yearslong race to space between...
Jagaban: Fela’s family hints at lawsuit against APC
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Jagaban: Fela’s family hints at lawsuit against APC

The relative of the Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has condemned the use of the music legend’s name/image on clothes bearing ‘Jagaban’. Jagaban is one of the nicknames of a prominent politician and former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu. The traditional title was conferred on the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader by the Emir of Borgu in Niger State, Haliru Dantoro Kitoro. Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, campaign materials bearing the Tinubu or Jagaban or Asiwaju (Tinubu’s traditional title in Lagos) have appeared in circulation. In a statement, Fela’s son, Femi said he saw the tweet by the APC and confirmed Fela’s name on the T-shirts bearing ‘Jagaban’ was never authorized. Femi declared that the family owns the trademark and the use of it constitutes an...
Female race driving pioneer, Sabine Schmitz dies at 51 after long battle with cancer
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Female race driving pioneer, Sabine Schmitz dies at 51 after long battle with cancer

German racing legend and Top Gear star Sabine Schmitz has died at the age of 51 after a long battle with cancer. Sabine, widely known as the "Queen of the Nürburgring", had suffered with the illness for more than three years. A statement issued by the famous German racetrack said: "The Nürburgring has lost its most famous female racing driver. "Sabine Schmitz passed away far too early after a long illness. We will miss her and her cheerful nature. Rest in peace Sabine!" Schmitz had previously revealed that she had been suffering with cancer since 2017. Following her withdrawal from a race, she said in a statement issued last July: "Dear friends of professional motorsport. "Many of you have probably wondered why I was on the list of participants on our Porsche in the N...
Kwara’s Pioneer Grand Khadi, Justice Orire is Dead (Age 87)
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Kwara’s Pioneer Grand Khadi, Justice Orire is Dead (Age 87)

Justice Abdkadri Orire, the pioneer Grand Khadi of the Kwara State Sharia Court of Appeal has died at the age of 87. Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in a condolence message described the late jurist as an exemplary leader who distinguished himself as an erudite legal scholar, researcher, Muslim community leader, and development activist. He commiserated with Mai Martaba the Emir of Ilorin Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU), and the entire state over the death of the Orire who was the Grand Khadi of the Kwara state Sharia Court of Appeal between 1975 and 1999. The statement read;   “Today, our state lost of one of its finest jurists, a founding father, and indeed a national statesman, retired Justice Abdul ...
Tony Umez Celebrates Daughter’s Birthday With Lovely Photos
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Tony Umez Celebrates Daughter’s Birthday With Lovely Photos

Nollywood actor, Tony Umez has celebrated his beautiful daughter on his social media page after she added plus one. Tony Umez, one of Nigeria’s pioneer movie stars, took to his Instagram page to share photos of the beautiful celebrant with this caption: “Yaaay!!! My Beauty Queen, Princess Chiamaka UMEZ is a year older today. My Omalicha, may God continue to bless and keep you, increase you exponentially and give you the joy of His Salvation through Christ Our Lord, Amen. I LOVE YOU LOADS.” See photos below:
Esimone beats 37 others to emerge UNIZIK VC
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Esimone beats 37 others to emerge UNIZIK VC

A former deputy vice-chancellor in charge of administration at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) and a professor of pharmacy, Professor Charles Esimone, has defeated 37 other contestants to emerge the vice chancellor of the institution. The Governing Council of the university has already approved the appointment through a letter dated 14 May 2019 and signed by the pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, Alhaji Azeez Bello. The letter reads: “Please, refer to your application for the above post, dated 1 February 2019, and your interactive session with the Joint Council/Senate Selection Board, held on Tuesday, 14 May 2019, at the University Council Chamber. “In accordance with the provisions of Section 4 of First Schedule, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Act CAP 139, LFN 2004...
Nnamdi Kanu Indicted in the Killing of Prophet
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Nnamdi Kanu Indicted in the Killing of Prophet

Nwoko was as of late slaughtered by unknown gunmen in Ugbene 2, Nike region of Enugu State. BNYL pioneer, Princewill Richard said they, “carried out an investigation on the killing where it discovered that the killers are not outsiders but within the Biafra community.” BNYL reviewed that Prophet Nwoko, who unequivocally contradicted the IPOB pioneer, Nnamdi Kanu had prior raised the caution over death dangers to his life by the gathering. He asserted that the result of the examination, "demonstrates that the Enugu State IPOB Chief security was straightforwardly associated with the executing as he built it." In an announcement marked and sent to NNU, the group's head additionally said the gathering was as of now "frequenting the said Chief security and his groups. BNYL's pion...
Dr. Ling Zhipei Performs Remote Brain Surgery on Patient 3,000km Away
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Dr. Ling Zhipei Performs Remote Brain Surgery on Patient 3,000km Away

Chinese doctor, Dr. Ling Zhipei has performed the first ever brain surgery over a 5G mobile network, according to Chinese media. A patient with Parkinson’s disease allegedly had an implant put in their brain by a doctor who was more than 1,800miles away (3,000km). The doctor who did the operation said the new technology could make it easier for medics to operate on people who live in more remote areas and can’t travel, Mirror UK reports.. Using 5G technology, Dr Zhipei remotely implanted a neuro-stimulator into his patient’s brain on Saturday, moving instruments in PLAGH hospital in Beijing. The patient was in a clinic on the other side of the country, on the southern Hainan Island. Allegedly, the surgery that ended successfully lasted for thre...
I Blew Before Wizkid – Danny Young Berates OAP For Wrong Information
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I Blew Before Wizkid – Danny Young Berates OAP For Wrong Information

Nigerian singer Danny Young may not really be done with other artistes that are being rated above him. He is claiming he blew before Wizkid and so the Star Boy should not be considered as the pioneer of Teenage-Stars in Nigeria. If you recollect, a UK-based OAP Adesope had earlier stated that Wizkid paved the way for other Nigerian young artistes as Davido, Burna Boy and so on. But in his reaction, Danny Young is blaming the OAP for trying to re-write history. He wrote: We made this song in 2006, it was one of d biggest songs in Africa. I was just 16. The youngest kid Artiste/Producer at Dat time. Parents flogged music talents off their kids, but it changed afterwards. There was no social media so we had to travel everywhere we wanted our songs to be aired. Channel O was t...
Jeff Bezos: World’s Richest Man Dumps Wife of 25 Years for Married TV Anchor
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Jeff Bezos: World’s Richest Man Dumps Wife of 25 Years for Married TV Anchor

                          Jeff Bezos and Mackenziec If there is any doubt about the saying “money can’t buy love,” then last week’s bombshell that the world’s richest man divorced his wife of 25 years goes a long way in dispelling those doubts. Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man with a fortune that has soared to more than $160 billion (£125.3 billion) thanks to his stake in Amazon, which again became Wall Street’s most valuable company last week, after surpassing Bill Gates’ Microsoft. Bezos and his wife MacKenzie announced their divorce in a joint statement last Wednesday on Twitter. “After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,” the couple said in the statement. The 48-year-old Mac...
Shell Signs Gas Supply Agreement for Aba Power Project
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Shell Signs Gas Supply Agreement for Aba Power Project

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) and its joint partners at the weekend signed a gas supply and aggregation agreement that will support the 140 Megawatts Aba Integrated Power Project in Abia State. The agreement, signe in Abuja, was between SPDC, Geometric Power Aba Limited (GPAL); and Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN). By the agreement, SPDC will supply gas from the SPDC joint venture gas plant in Imo River traversing Abia and Rivers States to the power producer, Geometric Power Aba Limited (GPAL) via a gas pipeline network which is already installed. “This is a further demonstration of our commitment to supporting Nigeria’s industrialisation through gas,” said the Managing Director of SPDC and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor....
Modupe Ozolua Celebrates 44th Birthday With New Pictures
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Modupe Ozolua Celebrates 44th Birthday With New Pictures

Pioneer of Cosmetic surgery in Nigeria, Modupe Ozolu, released new photos online today to celebrate her 44th birthday. Happy birthday to her! Posting the new photos on her IG page, the single mom of one wrote; "Happy 44th birthday to me! ?? LORD, how can I count my blessing when every second of my life is a blessing? My God, THANK YOU for the highs, lows and EVERYTHING in between. Lord, I am far from perfect and you know that I don't desire to be perfect! Yes, I have loved and been loved; I have hurt and been hurt, I have won and lost; and I have laughed and cried for myself and others. Lord through them all, I ALWAYS looked back at those situations and said, "Oh wow!! My God. THANK YOU!! Now I understand why you out me through that storm!" EVERYTHING about me is NOT about me, but they...
Pioneer CAN Leader Luther Cishak Passes On At 88
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Pioneer CAN Leader Luther Cishak Passes On At 88

The Pioneer President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Luther Cishak, has died at the age of 88. This was made known by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday through a tribute he wrote in memory of the late Cishak. According to the tribute, Buhari described the late reverend as a gentleman who was passionately devoted to the promotion of peaceful coexistence, tolerance, social harmony and mutual respect between Christians and Muslims in Plateau State and the country in general. President Buhari, while expressing his deep sadness over the death of the pioneer leader of the then Christian Council of Nigeria (now CAN), recalled that in a 2003 crisis that rocked the state, the late Mr. Cishak risked his own life in order to protect others from being killed by mobs, adding...
YCee Calls Out Sony Music West Africa’s Pioneer General Manager Michael Ugwu, Says “You Just Wanna Reap Completely Of Man’s Hardwork And Sweat?”
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YCee Calls Out Sony Music West Africa’s Pioneer General Manager Michael Ugwu, Says “You Just Wanna Reap Completely Of Man’s Hardwork And Sweat?”

It looks like another scandal just hit the music industry and it's YCee vs Sony Music West Africa. Here's what happened! Back in October 2016, as part of Sony Music Entertainment’s expansion across Africa, the label announced that it had signed an exclusive deal with Ycee, who also confirmed it via Instagram. Well that deal has supoosedly now gone bad and YCee is calling them out.
People In Govt Undermining Fight Against Corruption – Ribadu
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People In Govt Undermining Fight Against Corruption – Ribadu

Pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, says the Buhari government is not doing badly in the fight against corruption, pointing out that if those involved in corruption feel the bitting impacts of corruption, they would not be putting up resistance. Speaking at the fifth anniversary of Connected Development, CODE, in Abuja, he observed that those who should help the fight against corruption are using their high offices to collude with looters public funds to frustrate efforts of those genuinely committed to reversing the ugly trend. Ribadu lamented that people in government and highly-placed persons in the society have captured the state, such that they are now undermining government policies and serve their selfish interest. Acc...
Fed Govt Lifts Suspension On Pioneer Industries, Products Status
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Fed Govt Lifts Suspension On Pioneer Industries, Products Status

The federal government said it has lifted the administrative suspension on processing Pioneer Status Incentives (PSI) applications, following the conclusion of critical reforms to the incentive regime. The government also said that a release of new guidelines for PSI applications as well as a revamped list of pioneer industries and products. This was made known yesterday, by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah. According to him, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its last meeting approved the lifting of the suspension, a new guideline and a revamped Pioneer list with the addition of 27 key industries and deletion of two industries and a biennial review of the list going forward. “In line with the reform provisions, all additions will be add...
Military Claims On Coup Plot Not Correct – Akande
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Military Claims On Coup Plot Not Correct – Akande

The Pioneer Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande has faulted the claim by the military of consultation with some of its officers to effect a change of government in Nigeria. Speaking with newsmen at the weekend in Iwo shortly after he presided over the 2017 Distinguished Role Model Award of The Wings Schools, Iwo in honour of Late Ben Adisa Akinola, Akande said the military was being economical with the truth. According to him, it was absurd for the military to lay such a claim while the perpetrators are still walking freely adding that if actually something of such happened, the military would have acted professionally. Akande who blamed the political and economic woes of the country on a lot of deficiencies in the Nigerian constitution noted tha...
25 Pioneer Nigerian Women Who Did Groundbreaking Things
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25 Pioneer Nigerian Women Who Did Groundbreaking Things

These Nigerian women will forever be remembered as the first Nigerian women to do certain things. As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, we want to use that rare opportunity to recognize Nigerian women who did heart breaking things These 25 women are no doubt phenomenal in every sense of the word.  
Martha Gowon Audu Is Dead
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Martha Gowon Audu Is Dead

Yakubu Gowon's Younger Sister Mama Martha Gowon-Audu Is Dead!(photos) According to Samuel who shared the news,General Yakubu Gowon's younger sister and late James Audu's widow Mama Martha Gowon-Audu is dead.The veteran broadcaster and pioneer of Northern Nigerian women in the industry died on March 4.May her soul RIP.Amen!
Korean-nigerian Model Becomes Pioneer In Korean Fashion Scene
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Korean-nigerian Model Becomes Pioneer In Korean Fashion Scene

A 16-year-old male model is taking the Korean fashion industry by storm, and it's not only the young man's style that's making him the talk of the town. Han Hyun Min is Korea's first-ever Korean-African model, and not only is he single-handedly changing the landscape of Korean fashion, he has dreams of making it big on the international stage. At first glance, Han Hyun Min doesn't look Korean, but he is. Born to a Nigerian father and Korean mother, the 16-year-old model is showing off his uniqueness on catwalks and photo shoots in the still very homogenous country. Despite only being able to speak Korean, almost all who approached him during Seoul Fashion Week last fall spoke to him in English, just because of the way he looks, and he insists on only being called by his given name, Hyun...

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