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African Youth Athletics

ASABA 2018: Nigeria, South Africa, others battle as African Athletics Championships begins in Asaba

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   After the initial travel glitches that saw some teams stranded at the Lagos Airport for some days, the stage is now set for action at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta State. The opening ceremony of the CAA Asaba 2018 will be taking place inside the newly-completed Stephen Keshi stadium with a record …

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President Buhari at Ecowas

Breaking: Buhari elected new Chairman of ECOWAS

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has been elected as the new Chairman of the ‏Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Buhari was elected at the just concluded ECOWAS Summit in Lome, Togo on Tuesday 31st July 2018. “The announcement was made shortly after a closed session of Heads of State of the Commission,” Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant to Buhari on New …

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Prof Wole Soyinka chatting UI VC and others

Guest Lecturer slumps as UI renames Arts Theatre after Wole Soyinka

The University of Ibadan, UI, on Tuesday 31 July 2018, at the 2nd Geoffery Axworthy Lecture renamed its 63 year old Unibadan Arts Theatre after the Nigerian born literary icon and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka. The aged arts theatre will now be known as “Wole Soyinka Theatre”. The programme was almost marred when the guest lecturer, Professor Ahmed Yerima …

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Team Nigeria weightlifter receiving medals

Team Nigeria Win 105 Medals In Africa Youth Games

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Nigerian representatives at the just concluded African Youth Games (AYG) in Algiers, Algeria on Saturday, have ended their campaign with a total number of 105 medals won from 19 sports. The African Youth Games was held from July 18 to July 28. With weightlifting accounting for the the largest chunk of the medals gotten, with a total of 18, comprising …

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Wizkid Becomes Ciroc Brand Ambassador

Ciroc, a brand of ultra premium spirit vodka names Nigeria’s Wizkid as its brand ambassador Popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid, has bagged a deal as the ambassador of Ciroc, a brand of eau de vie vodka. Wizkid took to his official Twitter account to announce the news while advising people to drink responsibly. @wizkidayo “New Deal Alert! Officially with Ciroc, let’s …

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Senate President Bukola Saraki

Full text of Senate President Bukola Saraki’s statement on quitting APC

Below is the full text of the statement by the Senate President Bukola Saraki on his decision to quit the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). ”I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is not a decision that I have …

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