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It’s a typographical error – Senate clarifies discrepancy in EFCC board nominee’s age
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It’s a typographical error – Senate clarifies discrepancy in EFCC board nominee’s age

The Nigerian senate has made a clarification following the controversy that trailed report of an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) board nominee, allegedly beginning school before he was born.  LIB had reported that Yahaya Muhammad and four other nominees for the board of the anti-graft agency were confirmed by the senate on Tuesday October 5, following the request of President Muhammadu Buhari in September. However before they were confirmed, Hassan Hadejia, senator representing Jigawa north-east drew the attention of the senate to discrepancies in Muhammad’s credentials. He stated that from the nominee’s credentials, he started school a year before he was born. Muhammad was confirmed afterwards with no clarification made before the decision. However following t...
Buhari should change his attitude towards people from South-East – Senator Utazi
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Buhari should change his attitude towards people from South-East – Senator Utazi

Senator Chukwuka Utazi has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to change the way he addresses people of the south-east region. The lawmaker representing Enugu North senatorial district in the National Assembly made the call during an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday October 5. Noting that a stable Nigeria is best for the Igbos, Utazi alleged that Buhari talks down on people from the South-East. He advised the Nigerian leader to engage stakeholders to address whatever grievances that may be on. He said; “I want to tell you that Mr President has the magic wand. His attitude, language to the South-East, he has to change it. "The temperature is high. The way he talks down on our people is not good.” When asked if an Igbo presidency in 2023 would fix the problem, the s...
Reported CAF ban of Bayelsa Stadium False, Misleading – Sports Commissioner
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Reported CAF ban of Bayelsa Stadium False, Misleading – Sports Commissioner

The Bayelsa State Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Hon. Daniel Igali, has denied the reported ban of the football pitch of the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ahead of Bayelsa United’s home game against CS Sfaxien of Tunisia. According to him, the report is false, misleading and an attempt to blackmail the Bayelsa State Government into awarding maintenance contract of the pitch to a certain contractor. DAILY POST learnt that one of the national dailies yesterday reported that CAF took a painful decision to ban playing of the tournament on the home ground of Bayelsa United, one of the teams representing Nigeria in the current Confederation Cup, following the poor technical report on the Samson Siasia Stadium after Bayelsa...
Miss Abuja, Oluchi Madubuike, is crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021
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Miss Abuja, Oluchi Madubuike, is crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021

Miss Abuja, Oluchi Madubuike, has emerged winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN)2021. The beauty pagent held on Saturday,  September 18, 2021, at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. 37 women contested for the crown but Oluchi Madubuike was crowned winner. She will be representing Nigeria at the 2021 Miss World pageant which will take place in Puerto Rico on Dec 16, 2021. The first runner-up is Miss Anambra, Maristella Okpala. She will represent Nigeria at the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Abia, Adaeze Chineme, is the second runner up and will represent Nigeria at Miss Supranational. Miss Bayelsa, Mercy Jessica Odjugo, is the third runner-up. She is MBGN Tourism. Lastly, Miss Bauchi, Lydia Okojie, the fourth runner-up, is MBGN ECOWAS. W...
Chelsea star Reece James releases videos showing burglars invaded his home to steal his Champions League & Euro 2020 medals while he played football
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Chelsea star Reece James releases videos showing burglars invaded his home to steal his Champions League & Euro 2020 medals while he played football

Chelsea defender, Reece James has released CCTV footage showing at least four burglars invading his home to steal his Euro 2020 and Champions league medals. The Chelsea full-back says he was robbed of his possessions while he was with his club playing against Zenith in the UEFA champions league groupstage match on Tuesday, September 14. On Thursday afternoon, September 16, he posted four CCTV clips calling for help from the public and authorities to identify those involved. He wrote alongside the videos; "On the evening of the 14th of September 2021 when I was playing for my club in the return of the Champions League, a group of cowardly robbers broke into my house. They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mi...
Repentant insurgents that have blood on their hands should be prosecuted – Ndume
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Repentant insurgents that have blood on their hands should be prosecuted – Ndume

Amid the controversy trailing the rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram insurgents into the society, Senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume has said repentant terrorists who have blood on their hands should be investigated and prosecuted. Ndume said this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja on Saturday September 4. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army stressed that the former insurgents cannot be let off the hook just because they have surrendered. According to Ndume, a person who surrendered has an advantage and cannot just be summarily convicted. The senator said such people will be given the right to go to court and declare their innocence or otherwise. He said; “My stance on this has not changed, only that maybe peop...
No ransom was paid by Niger state government to secure release of Islammiya students – Senator Musa
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No ransom was paid by Niger state government to secure release of Islammiya students – Senator Musa

Lawmaker representing Niger East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Musa has said that the Niger state government paid no ransom to secure release of abducted Islammiya students. Though some news platforms reported that over N60m and new motorcycles were given as ransom to the bandits, Senator Musa in an interview on Channels Television noted that the Niger State Government has repeatedly said it would never pay ransom to the bandits. He said;   “The Niger State Government has made it very categorically clear and one of the policies of the state government His Excellency initiated, there is no payment of ransom for whatever reasons. “I so much agree with him (Governor Abubakar Bello) because the more you give the ransom, the more the trade wi...
Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani Defeats China’s Zhe Cui in Powerlifting
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Nigeria wins first gold at Tokyo Paralympics as Latifat Tijani Defeats China’s Zhe Cui in Powerlifting

Latifat Tijani has won the first gold medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games. Latifat Tijani, gold medalist at the Brazzaville 2015 Africa Games and silver medalist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, took part in the women’s 45kg powerlifting on Thursday, August 26, 2021, and came top place, winning gold. Latifat Tijani representing Nigeria in Rio 2016 Paralympics She defeated China’s Zhe Cui to lift 107kg.
Fake Surety: Headmaster Convicted for giving False Information in Kano
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Fake Surety: Headmaster Convicted for giving False Information in Kano

Umar Hassan, an Assistant Headmaster at Goron Dutse Primary School, in Dala Local Government Area of Kano State and a surety in the case of one Abdulkadir Mohammed Sani, was today, August 20, sentenced to six months imprisonment by Justice Zuwaira Yusuf of the Kano State High Court for presenting false information to mislead operatives of the Kano Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, into granting bail to a suspect in a criminal case being investigated by the agency. The Court had on August 12, 2021 convicted the defendant after he pleaded guilty to a one count charge of false information but reserved sentencing till August 20, 2021. The charge read "that you Umar Hassan on or about 13th December, 2017, at Kano, within the Ju...
FG spent N2trn on debt servicing in six monthsb- Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed
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FG spent N2trn on debt servicing in six monthsb- Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

The Minister of Finance, Zaina Ahmed, says the federal government has spent N2.02 trillion on debt servicing within the first six months of 2021 (January-June). The Cable reports that the Minister disclosed this when she spoke at the 2022- 2024 2022-2024 medium-term expenditure framework/ fiscal strategy paper (MTEF/FSP) committee interactive session in Abuja on Monday, August 16. Ahmed said the federal government’s retained revenue amounted to 67.3 percent of the target. Last year, out of total revenue of N3.42 trillion, the federal government spent N3.34 trillion on debt servicing – implying that for every N100 earned as revenue, N97 was spent on debt servicing. Given the breakdown, the minister said oil revenue was N492.44 billion, representing 49 percent performance, wh...
Suspension of former deputy Speaker of Kaduna assembly lifted after a year
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Suspension of former deputy Speaker of Kaduna assembly lifted after a year

Suspension of former Deputy Speaker of Kaduna house of assemby and member representing Basawa constituency, Honourable Muktar Isa-Hazo has been lifted after a year. Isa-Hazo, another former Deputy Speaker Nuhu Goroh- Shadalafiya of Kagarko Constituency as well as two other members, Yusuf Dahiru of Makera constituency and Salisu Isa representing Magajin Gari constituency were suspended from all legislative activities of the House on August 11, 2020 on grounds of anti-legislative activities including causing disaffection among members and denigrating the office of the Deputy Speaker. The former Deputy Speaker was recalled after Ahmad Muhammad, a member representing the Zaria Kewaye constituency moved a motion during plenary on Wednesday August 11. Hon. Muhammad who noted that th...
EFCC Interrogates ex-Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson
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EFCC Interrogates ex-Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday August 10 interrogated a former Bayelsa Governor and senator representing Bayelsa West Seriake Dickson, in its Abuja office. An official who confirmed this development to The Nation said Dickson honored the invitation of the antigraft agency. The source said the ex-Governor was grilled over allegations bordering on abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds during his eight-year tenure as governor between 2012 and 2020. “The former governor who arrived the headquarters of the EFCC in Jabi, Abuja at about 11am was questioned by a team of operatives investigating the allegations against him. Though the details of the allegations against the governor were sketchy as of press time, the allegations rela...
Only National Convention can remove Secondus – Senator Seriake
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Only National Convention can remove Secondus – Senator Seriake

Former Governor of Bayelsa state and senator representing Bayelsa West in the Senate, Seriake Dickson has said that only a National Convention can remove embattled Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Speaking after a PDP House of Representatives Caucus called for Secondus' resignation, Dickson stated that the “illegal” National Working Committee meeting and that of the party’s caucus in the House of Representatives, including a protest at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Monday August 9, are all part of the plot to contrive a needless crisis in the PDP in order to set up a caretaker committee, which is illegal. Insisting that there is no crisis in the party, the lawmaker said what is happening is only a contrived media crisis orchestrated and fund...
Bandits kidnap Zamfara Speaker’s father, stepmother, five others
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Bandits kidnap Zamfara Speaker’s father, stepmother, five others

Suspected bandits have abducted the biological father of the Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Muazu Magarya. It was gathered that the bandits also kidnapped the Speaker’s stepmother, uncle and four others in a raid on his community, Magarya in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state. Salihu Zurmi, lawmaker representing Zurmi West in the state assembly, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said that the armed men invaded the community on Wednesday evening, August 4. "This is the fourth time they are attacking the community, the first one they killed some people while during the second assault they torched residential houses and carted away cows and other domestic animals,” he said. Also confirming the abduction, the Director General, Press Aff...
Senator Odey Sacked by Appeal Court
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Senator Odey Sacked by Appeal Court

Mr Stephen Odey, the Senator representing Cross River North has been sacked by the Court of Appeal. A three-man Appeal Tribunal headed by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu accepted the argument that member representing Obudu/Yala Federal Constituency Hon. Jerigbe Jarigbe of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), was the lawful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the December 5, 2020 bye-election for the seat. The Court in consolidated suit No CAL/C/NAEA/SEN/167/2021, ruled the lower tribunal erred when it ignored Judgments of superior courts that earlier resolved Jarigbe as the rightful candidate of the PDP. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been asked to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Odeh. The electoral commission was also ordered to iss...
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic: Team Nigeria officials accused of withholding phone gifts for athletes

Officials of Team Nigeria have been accused of withholding Samsung phone gifts given to athletes at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Samsung, who is one of the sponsors of the Olympics, reportedly gave mobile phones, Samsung S20+ 5G Olympics Games Athlete Edition, which costs over $1,000, to each athlete competing at the Olympics. The procedure for collecting the phone, according to Punch, was that each athlete visits the Samsung office in Tokyo, scan with the Olympics accreditation tag, and pick up the phone. But it was claimed that Team Nigeria officials collected the phone in bulk for all the athletes representing the country. Punch reported that trouble started in the Team Nigeria camp on Wednesday July 28, when the Athletics Integrity Unit disqualified 10 Nigerian...
We’ll unmask you – Pinnick reacts as Nigerian man harasses Super Falcons in Austria
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We’ll unmask you – Pinnick reacts as Nigerian man harasses Super Falcons in Austria

  Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, has vowed to unmask the unidentified Nigerian man who harassed the Nigerian Women football team, Super Falcons, in Vienna, Austria, while on a train to their way to training on Tuesday. The man had accused the Super Falcons of failing Nigerian Youths by representing ‘a terrorist government’. In a viral video, he accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of kidnapping Nigerian youths and killing them. Reacting to the development, Pinnick said the Falcons did not deserve to be subjected to such harassment. “We’re infuriated because these are young ladies [Super Falcons] who are our ambassadors and are there in Austria preparing for major international competitions. “That was a dastardly act by ...
No matter how anyone feels about Buhari or Nigeria, I think it is despicable for the man to attack our players – FFK reacts to Nigerian man confronting Super Falcons players
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No matter how anyone feels about Buhari or Nigeria, I think it is despicable for the man to attack our players – FFK reacts to Nigerian man confronting Super Falcons players

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to video of a Nigerian man confronting Super Falcons players in Vienna, Austria. LIB reported that the man who boarded a public bus with the players, accused them of representing a "terrorist country which kills and kidnaps its citizens". He stated that members of the women national football team should be ashamed of themselves, as such can't be done in any European country. FFK who reacted to this via Instagram, asked why the players were on a public bus in a foreign country. He also asked why they don't have bodyguards and some security given the fact that they are women in a foreign land and that they are representing Nigeria. He added that no matter how anyone feels about Buhari or Nigeria, it is despicable to attac...
Bail bond: Ndume begs court to Discharge him as Maina’s Surety
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Bail bond: Ndume begs court to Discharge him as Maina’s Surety

Ali Ndume, Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly on Monday July 19, asked to be discharged as a surety for former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina in his ongoing trial. Ndume in his application, said he could no longer stand as surety for Maina after he jumped bail and fled the country, amid his trial for N2bn money laundering charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before a court. Maina was released on bail from the correctional service centre on July 27, 2020, nine months after he was arraigned. His release on bail was made possible following Ndume’s resolve to stand as his surety after the lawmaker used his Abuja property’s title documents worth ...
APC Suspends Rochas Okorocha over alleged ‘Gross anti-party activities’
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APC Suspends Rochas Okorocha over alleged ‘Gross anti-party activities’

The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has suspended the immediate past Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Constituency at the Senate, Rochas Okorocha over alleged gross anti-party activities. The suspension letter dated July 12 and signed by the Acting National Chairman, Mai Mala Buni and John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of the Party, stated that one of the alleged anti-party activities include 'flagrant abuse on the person and Office of the President" "This is to communicate to you, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party ratification of your suspension by the Imo State Chapter of our great party for anti-party activities,” the letter addressed to the Senator partly reads. "The s...
If the way they are going after Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is applied to bandits, things would have been better for us in Kaduna”- Shehu Sani
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If the way they are going after Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is applied to bandits, things would have been better for us in Kaduna”- Shehu Sani

A former senator representing Kaduna central, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that the Federal government is more interested in arresting secessionists instead of putting all the energy it has in going after bandits and kidnappers terrorizing Nigeria. In an interview with Arise TV this morning, Sani said if the way ''they'' are going after Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is applied to bandits, things would have been better for residents of Kaduna and in the North. “I can say in comparative terms that there’s more interest for the government in going after secessionists than going after bandits. I’m not a supporter of secessionists and I believe that secession agitation are virtually wrong and we should work towards a united Nigeria. But I believe that if the same effort, the way they...
Fake Priest Jailed in Abuja
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Fake Priest Jailed in Abuja

One Jacob Samuel has been convicted by an Abuja high court after being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Office on an amended one-count charge of cheating. Samuel pleaded guilty after being arraigned before Justice J.O. Onwuegbuzie for falsely representing himself as a genuine priest or spiritualist and inducing one Rebecca into delivering to him the sum of N103, 000 (One Hundred and Three Thousand Naira). Based on his plea, the prosecution asked the court to convict him accordingly. But his counsel, M.K Agbontien urged the court to temper justice with mercy as the defendant was a first-time offender and had returned the proceeds of crime. The court convicted and sentenced the defendant to six months imprisonment with an option of N50, ...
Palace Grab Olise for £8m
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Palace Grab Olise for £8m

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Reading forward Michael Olise for £8m. Olise, 19, is Patrick Vieira’s first signing since becoming Palace manager on Sunday. He played a major role for Reading last season, scoring seven goals in 46 games, and was named EFL Young Player of the season. “It’s a great club and I’m very excited to be here,” the France Under-18 international said. Speaking about the move, Olise said, “It’s a big moment – Premier League football. It’s a great club and I’m very excited to be here. Good players, a good manager, so I’m ready to start.” The EFL star is left footed and is predominately played behind the striker, but is equally adept when deployed on the right wing cutting inside onto his stronger foot. The young midfielder was one of Reading’s stan...
Giannis hopeful more African talents will play in NBA
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Giannis hopeful more African talents will play in NBA

NBA superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo, says he is hopeful more African talents will get the opportunity to play in the NBA in the future. The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player is gunning for his first championship title, but the Phoenix Suns, inspired by Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton stand in their way in the ongoing finals. Giannis, a player of Nigerian descent currently representing Greece, believes the African continent is blessed with abundant talents that can light up the NBA. “Throughout the year I had the opportunity to notice that there were a lot of African players. There were a lot of Nigerian players also playing with teams,” Giannis said during NBA Finals. “It just speaks for itself how much talent that can come from Africa. I had the opportunity to ...
Delta Lawmaker reportedly Slumps and Dies
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Delta Lawmaker reportedly Slumps and Dies

A member of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Kenneth Ogba is dead. Ogba, who was the member representing Isoko South Constituency 1, in the State Assembly, reportedly died on Sunday evening, June 27. It was gathered that the lawmaker slumped after attending a function at Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state. He was said to have been rushed to a hospital in the town where doctors pronounced him dead. His death is coming over five months after Hon. Tim Owhefere, the former majority leader of the Delta Assembly, died in Asaba. Ogba was elected in March to replace Owhefere, as the majority leader.
I Made The Right Choice Choosing Real Madrid Over Other Top Clubs -Alaba
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I Made The Right Choice Choosing Real Madrid Over Other Top Clubs -Alaba

New Real Madrid Signing, David Alaba has disclosed that he has made the right choice to choose the Galaticos ahead of other top clubs in Europe. Alaba, who is currently representing Austria in Euro 2020, is expected to face Italy in today’s round of 16. The former Bayern Munich star made this known when he was quizzed on the interest from Euro 2020before signing for Real Madrid. “I have my thoughts and Real Madrid was top of my list so I decided to go there. “It (transfer speculation) is motivation. Motivation for all the players who are linked with certain teams in the Premier League or with other clubs as well. “They can present themselves here at this tournament so it’s extra motivation actually rather than a distraction.”
Senator Nwaoboshi defects from PDP to APC, receives warm welcome from President Buhari
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Senator Nwaoboshi defects from PDP to APC, receives warm welcome from President Buhari

The Senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, has defected to the All Progressives Congress days after his suspension from the State Peoples Democratic Party. Nwaoboshi was welcomed into the party by President Buhari in the statehouse Abuja today June 25. This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement titled ‘President Buhari congratulates Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi for decamping to APC’. According to Garba, the President while receiving Nwaoboshi, said “you are welcome to the progressives family.’’ Sen. Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North District, Delta State, was presented to President Buhari and National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) at the State House by Deputy ...
“For God sake, what is social media? Are we eating social media?- House of Reps member vents as he applauds suspension of Twitter
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“For God sake, what is social media? Are we eating social media?- House of Reps member vents as he applauds suspension of Twitter

A member of the House of Representatives representing Daura Federal Constituency of Katsina State, Fatahu Muhammad, has defended the suspension of Twitter from operating in Nigeria. Speaking during the investigative hearing organized by the House joint committees on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values alongside the National Security, Justice and Commerce, on the controversial Twitter ban, Fatahu, who is said to be a cousin of President Buhari, wondered why Nigerians are attacking the government over the suspension of the microblogging site. “For God sake, what is social media? Are we eating social media? Let us go back to the resources, and harvest them, and let keep this thing aside, and face the real problem in Nigeria. My colleagues have spoken the mind of ...
Igbo People will lose More if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha warns
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Igbo People will lose More if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha warns

Former Imo State Governor and Senator Representing Imo West District, Rochas Okorocha, has warned Igbos over attempting to break up from Nigeria. There have been increased agitations in the Southern region of Nigeria with groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, working towards the disintegration of Nigeria. Also, the Yorubas have now started pushing for the creation of Oduduwa Republic, increasing secession calls too . But Okorocha has now warned that the Igbos would be the worst hit if Nigeria breaks up, saying the South-East should push towards fixing the country and not its disintegration. “It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and b...
Barca agree deal to sign Depay on free transfer
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Barca agree deal to sign Depay on free transfer

Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Lyon forward Memphis Depay on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of this month. Depay, who joined Lyon from Manchester United in 2017, will sign a two-year contract with the Spanish club as he reunites with former Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman. ✍️ @Memphis 💙❤️ #MemphisCuler — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 19, 2021 A club statement read: "FC Barcelona and Memphis Depay have reached an agreement for the player to join the club once his contract with Olympique Lyonnais is at an end. The player will sign a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season." Depay is set to become Barcelona's third free transfer of the summer after ex-Manchester City pair Sergio Aguero and Er...
Gunmen Abduct Nasarawa Lawmaker
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Gunmen Abduct Nasarawa Lawmaker

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a member of the Nasarawa Assembly representing Nasarawa Central State Constituency, Hon. Suleiman Danbaba Ismail. It was gathered that Danbaba was kidnapped on Saturday evening, May 29, while traveling to Jos, Plateau state for an official function. Chairman, Nasarawa Assembly Committee on Information, Hon Mohammed Omadefu, who confirmed the development to The Nation, said the incident took place at the forest in Sanga local government area of Kaduna. According to him, the lawmaker had passed Andaha in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State heading to the forest area in Sanga local government area of Kaduna when the kidnappers ambushed and whisked him away. Omadefu, who represents Keana state constituency on the platf...
Southern and Northern Kaduna Groups Agree to Split State into two
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Southern and Northern Kaduna Groups Agree to Split State into two

Kaduna state will now be splitted into two following an agreement reached by representatives of southern and northern Kaduna. The agreement was reached at a constitution review hearing at the state house in Kaduna. The hearing was attended by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Uba Sani, senator representing Kaduna central; Kabiru Gaya, senator representing Kano south, and other stakeholders. Jonathan Askake, President of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) who presented the group's demand for creation of Gurara state from Kaduna, also asked that the constitution be amended to allow for the creation of additional two geo-political zones. He also said that the planned Gurara state will be under a new zone called middle-belt west. Asake said; “I’m here to further expound on the m...
Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos Dropped by Spain for Euro 2020
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Real Madrid Captain, Sergio Ramos Dropped by Spain for Euro 2020

Sergio Ramos has been sensationally left out of the Spain squad for this summer’s Euros. The Real Madrid captain has won 180 caps for his country and lifted the World Cup with them in 2010. Ramos has also won the Euros twice with Spain, and won't a chance to add a third crown this summer after manager Luis Enrique left him out of his squad following an injury-hit season. Enrique has named a 24-man group, despite Uefa allowing countries to pick 26, with not a single Real Madrid player representing Spain at a major tournament for the first time in history. The Premier League have 10 players, including four from Manchester City with Aymeric Laporte, Eric Garcia, Ferran Torres and Rodri all making the cut. FULL SPAIN EURO 2020 SQUAD Goalkeepers: Unai Simon (Athletic Bilbao), ...
Most Nigerian leaders don’t know their history, that is why they don’t understand the problems confronting their people while in power – Abaribe
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Most Nigerian leaders don’t know their history, that is why they don’t understand the problems confronting their people while in power – Abaribe

  Lawmaker representing Abia South Senatorial district, Enyinnaya Abaribe has said that most Nigerian leaders don't know their history. Abaribe who also noted that the country has a flawed leadership recruitment process while speaking at a book launch over the weekend, stated that not knowing about history makes leaders not to understand the problem of their people when they get to power. The Senator who also averred that the problem with Nigeria has been that of ethnic-triumphalism, added that the problem of law enforcement in Nigeria had been compounded by the rampant issue of ethnic dominance in the country He said;  “Most Nigerian leaders do not know their history; the leadership recruitment process is highly flawed. And that is why when people get into power, the...
I Became Poorer as Imo governor – Senator Okorocha says
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I Became Poorer as Imo governor – Senator Okorocha says

Senator Rochas Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District, has said he became poorer after spending eight years as governor of Imo state. Okorocha said this when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics on Sunday, May 16. According to the former governor, people seem to have forgotten so easily that he was a successful person before becoming governor in 2011. Okorocha also dared anyone to come forth with evidence that he is corrupt and mismanaged Imo State funds while in office. “I challenge anybody to prove that I acquired any property with any government fund. I think people have forgotten that I was Rochas before becoming the governor of Imo State; I think they have forgotten completely. If anything, becoming a governor made me even poorer t...
State Police will not Work in Nigeria – Senator Chimaroke Nnamani
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State Police will not Work in Nigeria – Senator Chimaroke Nnamani

Senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District, Chimaroke Nnamani has stated that state police will not work in the country. The former Governor of Enugu state who spoke on Channels Television's ‘Sunday Politics’ on May 9, recalled how the country had regional police in the past and the factors that led to its abolishment in the past. According to Nnamani, some of the things that led to the abolition of regional police and formal entry into the state police have not changed. He said; “State police will not work in Nigeria. Remember that we had some form of state, regional police. We had an ordinance 4 of 1916 that formally established regional police, native authority police in the north, and also in western Nigeria. “There were factors that led to the abolition of st...
Father Mbaka Admits Discussing Contract with Buhari, says it was a ‘contract of Securing the Country’
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Father Mbaka Admits Discussing Contract with Buhari, says it was a ‘contract of Securing the Country’

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has admitted discussing contract with the Buhari-led administration after being called out by the presidency for reportedly being livid after being asked to go through the due process. Addressing congregants in Enugu on Sunday May 2, Mbaka said he met Buhari for a “contract of securing the country” during his first administration. He said;  “When they talked about giving Father Mbaka contracts, I don’t want to talk about that, I was laughing. It is a laughable, childish accusation. Whoever is saying that is a shame to himself and shame to the people he is representing. The three men he talked about, I am not here to defend anybody’s stupid allegation, but God used that man to tell the world that Buhari’s government is not giving me money. “Shehu, may God ...
Suspected Bandits Kill Kogi Pension Commissioner, Adebayo Solomon
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Suspected Bandits Kill Kogi Pension Commissioner, Adebayo Solomon

A Commissioner in the Kogi State Pension Board, Hon. Adebayo Solomon (Akeweje) has been killed by unknown gunmen on Saturday evening, May 1. According to reports, he was killed by suspected bandits along Yagba – Ilorin Road in Kogi State. Late Adebayo's driver, who also got shot, managed to drive the vehicle to Egbe town before he eventually collapsed. He was still unconscious at press time Saturday night. The corpse of the deceased Commissioner has been deposited at the ECWA Hospital mortuary in Egbe. The State Government was yet to react to the development. This incident comes days after a Senator representing Edo Central in the National Assembly, Clifford Ordia, was twice attacked on Okene-Lokoja and Lokoja-Abaji roads by bandits in Kogi State on his way to Abuja from Ed...
Frank Ibezim Sworn In As Senator Representing Imo North Zone
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Frank Ibezim Sworn In As Senator Representing Imo North Zone

Ibezim has finally been sworn in as the senator representing Imo north. Ibezim took his oath of office on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday following about three months of legal tussle with Ifeanyi Ararume, a contender for the seat. Both of them are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The seat became vacant in December 2019 after the demise of Benjamin Uwajumogu, who was sworn in to represent the senatorial district at the commencement of the ninth senate. The bye-election for the senatorial district was held in December 2020 but no one was named by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner owing to conflicting orders in courts of same jurisdiction. After weeks of litigation, the supreme court, earlier in April, af...
There’s Nothing Wrong with the Constitution, there are a Lot of Things Wrong with our People – Senator Orji Uzor Kalu
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There’s Nothing Wrong with the Constitution, there are a Lot of Things Wrong with our People – Senator Orji Uzor Kalu

Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District and Senate Majority Leader, Orji Uzor Kalu has stated that there is nothing wrong with the Nigerian constitution. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday April 25, the former Governor of Abia state insisted that everything is wrong with the Nigerian people instead. According to him, Nigerians should realize that the country belongs to all of us and come to the drawing board to make the country work. He reiterated that constitutional amendment is not key to the issue bedeviling the country as Nigerians do not believe in the country. He added that most of the issues in the country are communal issues which should be resolved by local government councils. Orji Uzor Kalu also called for an independent local gove...
It Appears Ladies have more Uncles than Guys – Shehu Sani
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It Appears Ladies have more Uncles than Guys – Shehu Sani

Former Senator representing Kaduna Central has taken to Twitter to share his findings of ladies having more uncles than guys. According to Shehu Sani, ladies always have an "uncle from my mother’s side, uncle from my father’s side and distant uncle". He tweeted; I may be wrong,but it appears ladies have more uncles than guys. Uncle from my mother’s side.Uncle from my father’s side.Distant uncle...
They Giving Seats to ‘f**kin Idiots’- Cardi B Slams US Lawmaker Glenn Grothman for still Criticizing her Over one month old Grammy Performance
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They Giving Seats to ‘f**kin Idiots’- Cardi B Slams US Lawmaker Glenn Grothman for still Criticizing her Over one month old Grammy Performance

Rapper Cardi B, has blasted a US lawmaker after he took to the congress floor to criticize her over one month performance at the Grammies. Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion performed their hit 'WAP,' an acronym for 'wet a** p****,' at the March Grammy awards ceremony The highly talked about performance featured her pole-dancing on the heel of a gigantic stiletto and gyrating on an oversized bed. The FCC amassed 1,316 individual complaints so far about the 2021 Grammys, according to public posting's on the agency's website - many of which reference the 'WAP' performance. On Thursday April 22, Grothman went after the rapper on the House floor saying that he's been receiving complaints to his office about the rapper's performance at the Grammys and said that the Federal ...
Model Who was Left Brain-damaged after taking a Bite of Pretzel is Awarded $29.5 Million by Jury
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Model Who was Left Brain-damaged after taking a Bite of Pretzel is Awarded $29.5 Million by Jury

The family of an American model and aspiring model has been awarded nearly $30 million in damages by a Las Vegas jury after she ate a peanut butter-filled pretzel and suffered a massive allergic reaction that left her with brain damage and unable to speak or walk. Chantel Giacalone’s family was awarded the $29.5 million on Friday, April 9, when a jury found that the responding ambulance service negligently treated her in 2013, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. A jury in the civil case found that MedicWest Ambulance, whose staffers came to treat Chantel Giacalone, was at fault for lacking the IV epinephrine that was necessary to properly treat severe allergic reactions. “At least my daughter will be taken care of. I’m happy about that,” Jack Giacalone, Chantel’s father...
Ben Murray-Bruce Shows Off his New Electric Car
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Ben Murray-Bruce Shows Off his New Electric Car

Chairman of Silverbird Group and former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce has shown off his newly acquired electric car. Ben Murray-Bruce said his Lucid Electric Car which will be delivered early next year, is capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla. He also called for the Nigerian government to ban all combustion engine cars by 2035. Ben tweeted; In practising what I preach, I recently put a deposit on this yet to be manufactured Lucid Electric Car. Delivery is early next year. It’s capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla. An amazing machine. Nigeria should ban all combustion Engine cars by 2035.
Jigawa Lawmaker Dies at 65
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Jigawa Lawmaker Dies at 65

A member representing Gwaram Federal Constituency of Jigawa State, Yuguda Hassan Kila, has died. Kila, who was chairman of the House Committee on Customs, died on Thursday afternoon , March 4, at the National Hospital, Abuja after brief illness. He was aged 65. The retired customs comptroller was elected member of the House of Representatives on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, to represent Gwaram Constituency in 2015. He was re-elected for the same position in 2019 general elections. The Jigawa State Governor Badaru Abubakar sends his condolences to his family, the people Gwaram constituency, and the entire people of the state.
Blanket Amnesty may Breed a new Form of Criminality – Senator Ndume
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Blanket Amnesty may Breed a new Form of Criminality – Senator Ndume

Senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume has stated that granting blanket amnesty to bandits as suggested by prominent Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi may breed a new set of criminality. Ndume said this when he appeared on a Channels Television Programme on Sunday February 28. Ndume who stated that the government must tackle the banditry situation with the carrot and stick approach, averred that granting blanket amnesty to bandits might embolden other criminal groups and give them hope of bringing the government to negotiate with them. He said; “I don’t think blanket amnesty is the solution, because if you do that, another form of criminality may emerge, hoping that the government will bring them to the negotiation table. “I think the carrot-and-stick approach should be used...
Bayern Munich Angry after Golden Eaglets Thrashed Their Academy 5-1
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Bayern Munich Angry after Golden Eaglets Thrashed Their Academy 5-1

  Bayern Munich have reportedly been left fuming after the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria thrashed a team purportedly representing them (Bayern) 5-1 in a friendly, according to Score Nigeria. Angry officials of the World Club Cup winner said such an embarrassing defeat was bad for the club’s image. After the first half of the friendly game ended goalless, the second half returned with half a dozen of goals with Ahmed Abdullahi firing in twice for the Golden Eaglets. The Golden Eaglets are putting finishing touches to their preparation for next month’s U17 African Cup of Nations in Morocco. The top official of the German champions said the Bundesliga leaders were not happy that the selection carrying their name were defeated by such a heavy scoreline. They were said to...
Daughter of Former Senate President David Mark Joins APC
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Daughter of Former Senate President David Mark Joins APC

Hon. Blessing Onuh, daughter of former Senate President David Mark and lawmaker representing Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency of Benue, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA). Onuh in her defection letter which was read by Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, said she was leaving APGA due to leadership crisis at all levels of the party. She further disclosed that she decided to leave after serious consultation with her people.

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