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Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Adewale is dead
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Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Adewale is dead

The Akirun of Ikirun Land, Oba Abdul-Rauf Adewale Adedeji II is dead, DAILY POST exclusively gathered. The monarch died late Wednesday night. Oba Adewale was installed as the paramount ruler of Ikirun in 1991. Details later…
Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting Oyo State Traffic Management official
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Woman arrested for allegedly assaulting Oyo State Traffic Management official

A major crisis was averted on Wednesday morning, January 20 in Ibadan, when a woman identified Aramide Amoke allegedly assaulted an Oyo State Traffic Management Agency, OYRTMA, officer.   The incident happened at about 8:am at the Oluyole Estate axis of Ibadan, Southwest Local Government Area, while the officer was on active and legitimate duty in the area.   According to eyewitnesses, Mrs. Aramide was driving on 'one-way' and against traffic when the officer stopped her vehicle.     In this process, she allegedly slapped the officer repeatedly and other motorists, passersby, commercial motorcyclist and eyewitnesses who were apparently angry and displeased at her actions gathered in an attempt ...
Barcelona players backed by Spanish Footballers’ Association in pay cut showdown
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Barcelona players backed by Spanish Footballers’ Association in pay cut showdown

According to the union, the Camp Nou club could see themselves wrapped up in legal battles if they attempt to push through their current plans The Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) has thrown its support behind Barcelona's playing staff, who were not present on Wednesday as club officials held a meeting to discuss a blanket wage reduction for all staff members. It is reported that those in charge of the Catalan side are looking to reduce all salaries, club-wide, by around 30 per cent, but players have made it known via burofax that they will reject any proposal made by the club as they have not been given the chance to sit in on discussions. The players want to be involved in the talks – which are set to culminate within 15 days – before any action is taken and will more th...
Egypt imposes nightly curfews to curb COVID-19 spread
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Egypt imposes nightly curfews to curb COVID-19 spread

Egypt has declared a curfew starting from Wednesday, March 25) to counter the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The north African country is one of the most impacted on the continent. Schools and universities, which were shut on March 14 for two weeks, will be extended for a further two weeks. Announcing the new measures, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said: “We announce a (nightly) curfew on public movement on all public roads starting from 7 p.m. Wednesday (1700GMT) until 6 a.m. the next day (0400GMT). I am stressing here that all the announced measures will last for two weeks.” Most public services and government offices will close their doors to the public during the curfew period and a measure to limit the number of government employees going to work will be prolonged unt...
Ghana midfielder Abambila opens Elitettan goal account for Assi
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Ghana midfielder Abambila opens Elitettan goal account for Assi

The Ghanaian helped Kenneth Paajarvi's ladies to earn a point at Moron with her maiden goal for the club Ernestina Abambila scored her first Swedish Elitettan goal in Assi's 1-1 draw with Moron at Skogsvallen IP on Friday. Kenneth Paajarvi's ladies returned from a month-long break with Wednesday's 1-0 over NIK in the Norrbotten Cup, and they aimed to maintain their league form in Skelleftea. The visitors started their bid for the three points brightly as the Ghana international broke the deadlock 18 minutes into the match.
Bayelsa Guber: Jonathan, Wife ‘Working To Make PDP Lose’ – Group Laments
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Bayelsa Guber: Jonathan, Wife ‘Working To Make PDP Lose’ – Group Laments

The Bayelsa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Support Group has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife Patience of making surreptitious moves to cause confusion in the PDP by falsely encouraging multiple governorship aspirants to enter the race. This, the group said, is to make the party lose the election. Group coordinator Isaac Ipidei, in a statement on Wednesday, said while Jonathan invited many prominent Bayelsans (with the pretext that he was supporting them), to join the governorship race, the ex-first lady and his close political ally, King AJ Turner, have been  meeting with Chief Timipre Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ipidei called on the national leadership of the PDP to note “the dangerous duplicity of Jonathan and his political camp, ...
Afcon 2019: Super Eagles looking to finish on a high – Iwobi
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Afcon 2019: Super Eagles looking to finish on a high – Iwobi

The Super Eagles will go head-to-head against the Carthage Eagles in the battle for bronze Nigerian playmaker Alex Iwobi is in a bullish mood ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) third-place match against Tunisia at Al-Salam Stadium on Wednesday. The Super Eagles lost to a last-gasp free-kick from Riyad Mahrez last Sunday to end their hopes of taking home the continental diadem. The Arsenal forward believes the game against the Carthage Eagles will afford the players the 'chance to go back home with their heads lifted', despite their failure to play in the final of the tournament. “We have one last game and we will try to win it,” Iwobi told the media in the pre-match presser.
Afcon 2019: No special plans for Odion Ighalo – Stuart Baxter
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Afcon 2019: No special plans for Odion Ighalo – Stuart Baxter

The Bafana Bafana handler insists his men will not man-mark the Super Eagles forward, who has proved decisive in his side’s games in Egypt There will be no special measures to deal with Odion Ighalo when South Africameet Nigeria in a Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal on Wednesday, according to Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter. The forward made the difference for his side in their 3-2 triumph over Cameroon and is tied with Sadio Mane, Adam Ounas and Cedric Bakambu on the Afcon 2019 scoring chart. Quizzed on whether he would single out Ighalo for special treatment, Baxter discloses his team, as a unit, can deal with the 30-year-old, claiming they aren’t planning especially for him.
‘I Quit As Cross River Governor’- Shock As Ayade Declares
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‘I Quit As Cross River Governor’- Shock As Ayade Declares

Prof Ben Ayade, the Governor of Cross River state, has declared that his deputy will run the state as Acting Governor throughout his second term. He said he will be at the sidelines playing the role of ‘Project Manager’ as he will relocate out of Calabar, the state capital. According to him, Cross River will become an industrialized state under his watch. Ayade stated this while delivering his inaugural address after he was sworn in on Wednesday for the second time as governor by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Michael Edem at the U.J Esuene stadium. His words : “Be committed and steadfast Cross River state will be an industrialised state under my watch. In this my second tenure, I will no longer be the governor. My Deputy will be the acting governor while I will become ...
Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen ruled out of Copa del Rey final
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Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen ruled out of Copa del Rey final

The Germany international will be absent when the Blaugrana face Valencia on Saturday in Seville Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been ruled out of the Copa del Rey final due to a knee problem. The Germany international missed the final three La Liga games of the season while undergoing treatment for an issue in his right knee. The club confirmed on Wednesday that Ter Stegen "still has discomfort" and is therefore unavailable for the match with Valencia at the Benito Villamarin on Saturday.
Gunmen kill 17 soldiers in ambush: security source
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Gunmen kill 17 soldiers in ambush: security source

Gunmen killed 17 Niger soldiers in an ambush near the border with Mali, a security source said Wednesday, adding 11 were still missing a day later. The attack occurred Tuesday near the village of Tongo Tongo in the western Tillaberi region where four US soldiers and five Niger soldiers were killed in an ambush in 2017, the source told AFP. “The provisional toll is 17 dead and 11 missing” in what the source described as a “terrorist attack”
Arsenal’s top-four hopes dented by defeat at Wolves
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Arsenal’s top-four hopes dented by defeat at Wolves

Arsenal’s fragility on the road returned as a 3-1 defeat at c on Wednesday put a huge dent in their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League. Arsenal needed only a point to reclaim fourth spot from Chelsea but conceded three times before the break. Unai Emery’s side were stunned as Wolves recovered from a slow start to take the lead with a stunning Ruben Neves free kick before Matt Doherty headed a second in the 37th minute. It got even worse for Arsenal in first-half stoppage time as they carelessly gave the ball away in midfield and Diogo Jota surged through to fire a shot past Bernd Leno. A late Sokratis header from Granit Xhaka’s cross was scant consolation for the Gunners fans who had made the trip to the Midlands. With three games left, Arsenal remain in fifth ...
Why 5G Will Not Be Healthy For Africa
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Why 5G Will Not Be Healthy For Africa

Stakeholders on Digital Media have on Wednesday stated that the introduction of 5G network to Africa is something the continent may may not be prepared for. They stated that the use of 5G will have it's benefit but countries may not be ready for it's use. They believe that the current digital divide experienced with the use of 4G could further widen, hence posing threats to users, especially those resident in rural areas.
Kano elections: INEC issues Ganduje, deputy, others Certificate of Return
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Kano elections: INEC issues Ganduje, deputy, others Certificate of Return

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has issued Certificates of Return to the Kano State Governor-elect Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The Commission also issued Certificate of Return to Ganduje’s deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna and 27 elected members of the state House of Assembly. INEC’s national commissioner in charge of Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states, Engr. Abubakar Nahuche while presenting the certificates to elected officers in Kano on Wednesday, called for the spirit of sportsmanship among the political class in the country. Nahuche urged politicians to eschew a do or die politics. He congratulated the winners and stated that the outcome of the election was a true reflection of democracy. The INEC Commissioner insisted that Nigerian democracy had significant...
Eight Nigerians abducted in South Africa regain freedom
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Eight Nigerians abducted in South Africa regain freedom

The Nigerian community in South Africa has said that eight of its members abducted by South Africans in Evander, North-West of Secunda in Mpumalanga Province of that country were released early on Wednesday. Mr Adetola Olubajo, the President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the abducted Nigerians were released following pressure from the union on the South African authorities. Olubajo said that Nigerians at Evander in Mpumalanga Province had informed the union about attacks on Nigerians in that province. “According to witnesses and one of the survivors, Evander locals went on rampage in the early hours of April 2 and attacked businesses and property owned by Nigerians. “The mob arrested eight Nigerians and took them to an unknown des...
La Liga: Real Madrid’s squad against Valencia revealed [Full list]
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La Liga: Real Madrid’s squad against Valencia revealed [Full list]

Real Madrid have released their squad that will tackle Valencia in the La Liga fixture on Wednesday night. Manager, Santiago Solari released a list of 19 players through the club’s official Twitter page on Tuesday. Madrid head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Ajax in the first-leg encounter last month at the Amsterdam Arena. Below is the Real Madrid’s squad against Valencia: Goalkeepers: Navas, Luca and Moha. Defenders: Vallejo, Ramos, Varane, Odriozola, Marcelo and Reguilón. Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Asensio, Isco and Ceballos. Attackers: Mariano, Benzema, Bale and Lucas Vázquez. The kick-off time for the match is 8:30pm.
May To Renew Brexit Deal Push After Pledge To Resign
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May To Renew Brexit Deal Push After Pledge To Resign

British Prime Minister Theresa May will renew attempts to push through her Brexit plan after she dramatically offered to quit to save her deal and MPs failed in their own bid to break the deadlock. At risk of losing control of the process of leaving the European Union, the leader announced she would resign if parliament finally backed her withdrawal agreement. The offer came just hours before the House of Commons took part in an unprecedented series of votes to seek an alternative plan — but all eight proposals failed to find a majority, highlighting divisions among MPs. Brexit minister Steve Barclay said the outcome “strengthens our view that the deal our government has negotiated is the best option”. MPs have twice rejected May’s Brexit deal, both times by large majorities, p...
2019 Budget Defence: FAAN proposes N101.6bn
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2019 Budget Defence: FAAN proposes N101.6bn

Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) has proposed a total budget of N101.6 billion for 2019. The Managing Director, Mr Saleh Dunoma, made the disclosure while defending the 2019 budget proposals of the Authority before the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation on Wednesday in Abuja. According to him, the Authority is proposing for 2019 a Budget of N101.67 billion as against N88,805,462,776 for 2018 which gives a 14.5 per cent increase. “This is in anticipation of increase in passenger traffic as well as boost in the non-aeronautical revenue base of the Authority as already highlighted in the 2018 budget performance. “The total proposed Revenue for 2019 of N101.67 billion is made up of N60.33 billion from the Aeronautical Revenue Sources N26.03 billion from the ...
Man Found Dead in Ibadan With His Head Cut Off, Genitals, Intestines Removed
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Man Found Dead in Ibadan With His Head Cut Off, Genitals, Intestines Removed

Assailants suspected to be political thugs have murdered a middle-aged man close at a ghetto area in Ibadan, leaving his severed body close to a popular joint in the area. The man, said to have been murdered overnight of Wednesday, at Asaka, along Gege area at Ibadan surburb, was found with his head cut off, genitals and intestines removed at the location where his body was dropped. See photo below.  
Two Men Arrested With 14 Sacks Containing Fake Ballot Papers In Kano
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Two Men Arrested With 14 Sacks Containing Fake Ballot Papers In Kano

The Kano Police Command says it has arrested two suspects in possession of 14 bags of fake ballot papers in Kano state. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who disclosed this to newsmen, said the suspects were arrested with the fake ballot papers around Metro Police Area Command on Wednesday night, February 13th. Upon interrogation, the suspects said they were from Jigawa state and were only going to sensitize the people in Kano on how to cast their votes correctly during the elections. Haruna added that investigation was still ongoing as the case had since been transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Development (CID).

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