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Saraki Declares For Presidency

Senate President Bukola Saraki has declared his intention to run for the presidency in the 2019 general elections. He made the declaration on Thursday while delivering a keynote address at a dialogue for youths and young aspirants in Abuja. The Senate President listed several challenges which he believes have clogged the wheels of progress in the nation. He highlighted extreme …

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APC will win 2019 elections – Polls

Polls conducted by an independent body have favoured All Progressives Congress (APC) having a landslide victory in the 2019 governorship elections. The polls were conducted by Europe-based pollsters Zeus Polls, the Nation reported. The Zeus Polls had earlier predicted the victories Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano and Ekiti State Governor-elect Dr Kayode Fayemi. The latest findings signed by Polls Chief …

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CRICKET: Nigeria Beat Sierra Leone To Win ICC U-19 Division 2 Qualifier Tournament C

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Nigeria defeated Sierra Leone by 137 runs to dominate African division two of the ICC under 19 World Cup qualifier tournament in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The opening partnership of 148 runs between Olaleye Elijah and Samuel Mba, gave Nigeria a dream start. The opening batsman struck a majestic 110, as he and Samuel Mba 62 put …

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Ex-Delta Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan Dumps PDP For APC

The former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was present at the caucus meeting of the ruling All Progressive Congress on Tuesday 28 august, 2018. Uduaghan was a two-term governor of the oil rich state, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party between …

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APC sweeps Imo local government elections

The Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC) has declared candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of Saturday’s local government election across the state.

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Nigerian pilgrims begin return journey Monday.

The return journey of Nigeria’s 55,000 pilgrims who performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia begins on Monday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said.

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Lagos Third Mainland Bridge reopened

The Lagos State Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge which was temporarily closed for Investigative Maintenance Test would be reopened by 5pm on Sunday.

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Ajimobi, Ladoja in warm embrace at Olubadan’s 90th birthday

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and former Gov. Rashidi Ladoja on Sunday defied their estranged relationship as they warmly embraced each other at the 90th birthday of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

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Kennykeyz Dazzles At UK Wedding With “Superu” Song Performance At Dokky, Suzan Marriage

It was another marvellous night on 25th of August, 2018, in the United Kingdom where your number 1 trending wedding song “Superu” was performed live by your one and only lovely afrobeat hip hop music artiste, Kennykeyz.

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Curtis Harper

Boxer Curtis Harper Walked Away from Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba As Bout Commences

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Boxer Curtis Harper has been criticised by his trainer for leaving the ring after the opening bell of a heavyweight bout in protest over pay. The 30-year-old American instantly walked out of the arena when the bell sounded for his bout against Efe Ajagba of Nigeria in Minneapolis. Trainer Nate Campbell said he was “embarrassed” by …

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Juve Break Billion-Euro Mark On Stock Exchange As Ronaldo Set For Turin Debut

By Joseph Aigbonosumua     Ronaldo has pushed Juventus, the Serie A champions over the billion-euro mark on the stock exchange as He plays his first competitive game in Turin this Saturday According to Calcio e Finanza, a specialist sport and finance website, at the close of business on Friday, Juventus were valued at 1.035 billion euros ($1.2 billion). It …

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Elo Ogidi

Four-year-old stolen at Lagos Christ Embassy found in Benin

Parents and Family members of a missing four-year-old girl, Elo Ogidi, were full of joy and praises to God on Friday after she was found in an orphanage in Benin, Edo State. Elo was reportedly stolen from the Christ Embassy in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos State, during a church service she attended in company with her parents and their housemaid on …

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airport security men that found and  returned bag containing u.s dollars

Buhari commends 2 securitymen for returning bag of dollars

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to emulate two security men who returned a handbag filled with valuables, including dollars, forgotten at the Murtala Muhammed Airport by an American returnee. He said such conduct reflects the new Nigeria that we all desire. A Lagos-based medical doctor, Banji Oyegbami, who runs Betta Hospital in Agege, had met a family returning from …

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La Liga Logo

La Liga Players Threaten Strike Over Plans To Play Match In U.S.

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   The footballers’ Union of Spain on Wednesday threatened to strike over controversial plans by Spain’s football administration to play a La Liga match in the United States, blasting a decision based only on “money and business”. “We are tired of these unilateral decisions that directly affect the players like this plan of playing outside Spain,” said …

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Deputy Senate President-Ike Ekweremadu

I strongly believe a single term is enough for president, governors –Ekweremadu

As initially suggested by the former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday also proposed that governors and president spend only a single term of six years in office. Ekweremadu shared his thoughts on his social media handles, revealing that many nations across the world had adopted the single term presidency until their democracies were matured …

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uefa nominees

Why Messi was not shortlisted For 2017/18 Player Of The Year

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   One may be wondering why the Argentina born, Barcelona play maker was not shortlisted among the top 3 players tipped for 2017/18 player of year. Some analyst attributed it to his country’s performance in the Russia 2018 world Cup and his team inability to win the Champions league. You will recall that after an incredible debut …

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YBNL Boss and his latest signings

Olamide signs two new acts to YBNL

In continuation of his strategy to uplift talents, Street rapper and YBNL boss Olamide has signed two new acts to his record label, YBNL. The two acts are rappers, named Limerick and Lyta. Olamide made the announcements on Instagram, welcoming them to his label, and teasing new videos with them. With the addition of these artist, it swells the ranks of …

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Waje and Timaya

“Timaya gave me my latest single”- Waje

Nigerian singer, Waje says her latest single ‘Kpolongo’ was given to her by Timaya. Narrating how the song was birthed, the ‘I Wish’ singer said Timaya invited her to his house and they listened to some beats together. In a radio interview on sound city: “Timaya called me up and asked if I was free on that day and I …

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Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger backs Liberia’s highest honour

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to travel to Liberia this week to receive the West African country’s highest honour. The honour is in recognition of his role in the development of the football career of President George Weah. Another of Weah’s coaches in his formative years, Claude Le Roy, is also to be awarded the …

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Nigerian Govt recognises Pinnick-led NFF, writes FIFA

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Laolu Akande, Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday said the Federal Government had conveyed to FIFA a letter recognising Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the substantive board of the federation. Akande, who tweeted this on his tweeter account, said that the Pinnick-led NFF was the current and only …

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Yinka Ayefele

Why we demolished Ayefele’s N800m Music House – Oyo Govt

Oyo State Government on Monday justified the demolition of the N800 million Yinka Ayefele’s Music House, insisting that the survey contravenes the state’s town planning laws. Director General, Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control, Waheed Gbadamosi at a news conference said the exercise was carried out after all efforts to see the owner effect the necessary changes failed. Gbadamosi  …

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Typical Ram Market

Lowkey Sallah: Ram dealers lament low patronage

Some cattle dealers in Kano who had stocked domestic animals such as goats, rams and cows for sale ahead of Sallah, are complaining of low patronage. Some of them who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Kano‎ lamented that their hopes for brisk business had been dashed as a result of the poor state of …

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Chelsea Beat Arsenal In Five-Goal Thriller

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Chelsea recovered from the shock of blowing a two-goal lead against Arsenal as Marcos Alonso’s late strike sealed a 3-2 win, giving the blues their desired victory. Maurizio Sarri’s side raced into a 2-0 lead in the London derby before Arsenal drew level in a thrilling first half at Stamford Bridge. Pedro swept home with a …

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President Muhammadu Buhari returns

Buhari returns to Abuja after 10 days vacation in London

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after 10 working days holiday in London. The presidential plane conveying Buhari and few of his aides landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 6.38p.m. Mr Buhari was received at the airport by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss …

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Samuel Ogundipe after he was released from police custody

BREAKING: Premium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe released on bail

A PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, who has been detained since Tuesday has been released. Mr Ogundipe was released on Friday morning after he was granted bail by magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Kubwa, Abuja. The judge had first heard the case on Wednesday after Mr Ogundipe was secretly arraigned without being allowed legal …

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Super Falconet

Nigeria’s Falconets crash out in France 2018

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Nigeria’s Falconets was yesterday sent out of the ongoing Under-20 Women World Cup in France by Spain. Falconets were beaten 2-1 by the Spanish women team to qualify for the semi-final stage of the competition. First half goals from Aitana Bonmati and Patri Guijarro gave Spain victory in the quarter-final match. On an overcast afternoon at the …

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Aminu Tambuwal

Buhari unhealthy to rule, cabal running his govt – Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has affirmed that it is true that President Muhammadu Buhari has health challenges and also accused a cabal of running his (Buhari”s) government. Tambuwal also declared that he had been under tremendous pressure to join the 2019 presidential race. Addressing thousands of youths and students who stormed the Governor’s Office in appreciation of …

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Victor Moses

Victor Moses dumps Nigeria as He resigns from Int’l Football

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Nigeria’s midfielder Victor Moses has announced a stunning  decision to quit international football, choosing his club Chelsea over answering duty calls from Nigeria. Moses, who is just 27, announced his decision on Wednesday on his Instagram page. He said he made this decision  to focus on his club career and family. Moses was part of the Nigerian …

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Falconet set to oust spain to proceed to semi-finals

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   The camp of Nigeria’s side are optimistic of the Falconets’ capability to beat their Spaniard counterparts in the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women World Cup in France. As evident in their group stage matches, the Falconets had worked well for glory in the World Cup which they were determined to achieve. The girls and …

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INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu

INEC Registers 23 New Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 23 new political parties bringing the total number of parties to 91. Some of the parties include: The Advanced Alliance Party, Liberation Movement, Save Nigeria Congress, United Patriots, Youth Party, We The People Nigeria, among others. See the full list below. 1 Advanced Alliance Party AAP 2 Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party ANDP …

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