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BREAKING: NLC declares indefinite warning strike over minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared the starting of an indefinite warning strike to press the Buhari administration to adopt a new minimum wage for workers. The strike will start Wednesday morning. Its sister labour group, the Trade Union Congress, had earlier on Tuesday announced it would begin strike from the early hours of Thursday, following the federal government’s …

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Modric Wins FIFA Best Player Of The Year Award

By Joseph Aigbonosumua:   Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards by being crowned FIFA’s best player of the year on Monday. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as Madrid won a third straight Champions League, and he inspired Croatia to reach the World Cup final for …

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Ras Kimono’s wife dies 3 months after losing husband

Efe Kimono, wife of the late Ras Kimono,  reportedly died in the early hours of Sunday, three months after losing her husband. Dennis Otu, a reggae enthusiast and the Chief  Press Secretary to the  Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly confirmed the sad incident in a facebook post. Our Correspondent in Port Harcourt reports that Mr. Dennis Otu, who …

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Anthony Joshua Knocks out Povetkin in the 7th round

Anthony Joshua Knocks Povetkin Out To Retain World Heavyweight Titles

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles by inflicting the first stoppage defeat of Alexander Povetkin’s professional career with a ruthless seventh-round finish at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. A previously close contest turned in Joshua’s favour decisively when he sent the Russian crashing to the canvas with a straight right hand and left hook. Povetkin gamely …

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National Assembly

BREAKING: National Assembly pospones resumption to October 9

The National Assembly says it has postponed its resumption to October 9, 2018. The lawmakers had been on recess since July. They were to resume on Tuesday but has now been postponed. A statement issued by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori informed the lawmakers of the postponement in resumption. “This is to inform all distinguished senators and …

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Ronaldo weeps, as he was sent off in Champions League match

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   A tearful Cristiano Ronaldo was controversially sent off as Juventus claimed a hard-fought win at Valencia. The Portuguese forward, making his Champions League debut for Juve, appeared to grab Valencia defender Jeison Murillo’s hair as they tangled off the ball midway through the first half and referee Felix Brych consulted his assistant behind the goal before …

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Nigerian govt sells stake in security printing firm to CBN for N17 billion

The Federal Government says the sale of 21 per cent of its equity in the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting (NSPM) Plc to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will yield about N17 billion. The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Alex Okoh, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday at the official signing of the agreement for …

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NFF BOARD ELCTIONS: FIFA, CAF send observers to Nigeria

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has named Messrs Luca Piazza and Solomon Mudege as its observers to Thursday’s elections into the Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  2018-2022. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mudege is FIFA’s Senior Manager for Development Programmes (Africa), while Piazza is a senior official in the …

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Alcohol poisoning kills 19 in Malaysia

At least 19 people have died and more are receiving treatment, following a series of suspected alcohol poisoning in recent days, Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday. More than 50 cases were reported in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and the neighbouring Selangor State. Selangor police said on Wednesday that seven suspects, who are operators and shop workers selling alcohol, …

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Enyimba FC player battle with Rayon Sport player in the field of play

CAF: Enyimba FC of Aba Draws Rayon Sport in Kigali

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Enyimba International FC of Aba, Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, on Sunday held hosts Rayon Sports of Rwanda to a goalless draw in a quarter-final first leg fixture. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the People’s Elephant were drawn with the Rwandan side in the quarter-finals pairings by the African football body (CAF). The first …

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Osun Gov asparants Debate

Osun Decide: PDP’s Adeleke missing at TV debate

*APC’s Oyetola explains salary payment misconception Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, was the only major candidate that shunned the Osun State Governorship debate organised by Channels Television on Sunday. Adeleke’s podium with his name written on it remained vacant from the beginning to the end of the two-hour debate. The event started at 7:00 p.m …

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Ronaldo in action for Juventus

Ronaldo Scores Twice As Juventus Maintain 100% Record

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goals for Juventus on Sunday, with a second-half double by the Portuguese star giving the Italian champions a 2-1 Serie A win over Sassuolo to make it four victories from as many games. The 33-year-old tapped in from barely a yard out after a goalmouth scramble on 50 minutes, and added a …

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NYSC saga: Finance Minister, Adeosun resigns

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has reportedly resigned from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Daily Trust reports that Adeosun decided to quit Buhari’s administration following her forged National Youth Service Corps certificate. In recent times, Adeosun had been in the eyes of the storm as it was discovered that she forged her NYSC Certificate which she used in …

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Kemi Adeosun

200 Kogi Communities Submerged By Flood

No fewer than 200 communities have been submerged by flood in Kogi/Koton-karfe local government area of Kogi State. With the communities already washed away by ravaging flood that has displaced thousands of residents in the communities, the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, yesterday made a passionate appeal to the federal government and public spirited individuals to come to the aide …

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eaglets

U17 AFCON qualifiers: NFF charges Eaglets to beat Ghana and get N2m more

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Nigeria Football Federation has charged the Golden Eaglets to beat Ghana in the final of the West Africa Football Union zone B qualifiers for the CAF U17 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger Republic with a promise of additional financial incentives. Golden Eaglets/ Photo Credit: NFF (Twitter) The Golden Eaglets will qualify for the tournament in …

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China President Xi Jinping

Foreign Loan: China not father Christmas, says Chinese Envoy

The Charge d’ Affaires of China Embassy in Nigeria, Mr Lin Jing, says China is not a Father Christmas, but rather, looking for a win-win partnership with Africa and Nigeria. Jing made this declaration on Thursday in Abuja at a roundtable on the Review Dialogue on the just concluded 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). At …

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Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen To End Production Of Iconic ‘Beetle’ Cars In 2019

Volkswagen announced on Thursday it would end production of its iconic “Beetle” cars in 2019 after adding a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles. The curvy-topped sedans, which shook off Nazi origins to become a global auto phenomenon, are being sidelined as Volkswagen emphasises electric cars and larger family-oriented vehicles. But company officials, still trying to completely turn …

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Shina Peller

2019: Quilox Boss, Shina Peller Obtains House Of Reps Form Under APC

After the not too young to run bill was passed into a bill, several Nigerian youths have expressed interest in participating in politics. Some have already started obtaining their forms for various position of interest. One of such is club Quilox CEO Shina Peller, who under the APC umbrella has gotten his expression of interest form today. He wrote on …

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George Weah in action

Liberia’s George Weah Makes Football Comeback At 51

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Liberia president and former world footballer of the year George Weah made a surprise return to international football Tuesday at the age of 51 in a 2-1 friendly defeat by Nigeria. The international match in Monrovia was organized to ‘retire’ the number 14 shirt worn by Weah, who was voted world, European and African footballer of the year in 1995. …

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Femi Kuti and Son, Omorinmade

Femi Kuti’s Son Officially Joins His Band

Femi Kuti’s son, omorinmade Kuti has officially joined his father’s ”positive force band”. The proud dad took to his Instagram page to announce the good news to the world. The Afro beat legend wrote on his Instagram page; Omorinmade (my Son) “now a proud member of my band ” and I leaving tonight with the positive force band to Belgrade …

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Senator Ademola Adeleke

Osun election: WAEC ready to speak on Adeleke’s certificate

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has promised to respond adequately to a court order mandating it to confirm whether Ademola Adeleke, Osun State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate wrote the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in 1981. ICIRnigeria.org reported that Demianus Ojijeogu, the council’s head of public affairs said although WAEC has not been served the court order, it …

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Yusuf Magaji Bichi, New DSS Boss

Buhari Appoints Yusuf Bichi As New DSS DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS). The appointment takes effect from Friday, September 14, 2018. Mr Bichi will replace Mr Matthew Seiyeifa who has been in the acting capacity after the dismissal of Lawal Daura. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to …

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Red Alert: 12 states to experience flooding

12 states including Anambra, Edo, Kwara, Kogi, Kebbi, Niger, Rivers and others to experience flooding The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Hydrological Services Agencies (NHISA) have warned that 12 states across the country would soon experience flooding due to torrential rain falls. The two agencies gave the warning on Friday during an emergency stakeholders’ meeting held with …

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eaglets

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets Crush Cote d’Ivoire In Qualifiers

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Nigeria U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets recorded a tremendous 5-1 victory over their Ivorian counterparts on Thursday put them back on track in their quest to qualify for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged next year in Tanzania. After they lost their opening game narrowly to Burkina Faso in the WAFU U17 B …

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Shekarau and Oshiomole

Ibrahim Shekarau Defects From PDP To APC

Former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Shekarau announced his decision to join the ruling party after a closed-door meeting with the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday in Kano State. The former governor explained that he took the decision as a result of the current …

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Featured PDP BoT bars members from campaigning for Atiku, Saraki, others

The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party has barred its members from campaigning for any of its presidential aspirants. The party presently has about 13 aspirants jostling for its sole presidential ticket. The aspirants are a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar;  a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso;  Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal;  Governor of …

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D. Maradona

Maradona named coach of second-division Mexican side

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Mexican second-division football club Dorados to replace departing coach Francisco Ramirez Gamez with Argentine legend Diego Maradona who has been hired by the team’s board as announced on thursday by the club “We’ve hired him to come work with us. We want him to stay the rest of this season and next,” said Jorgealberto Hank Inzunza, …

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NDLEA raids clubs, hotels and joints for drugs in Ibadan

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, on Monday commenced the raiding of hotels and clubs in Ibadan. The agency said that the action was to check drug trafficking and the use and sales of abusive substances. The state Commandant, Mrs Omolade Faboyede, said this through the agency’s Public Relations Officer {PRO} Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, in Ibadan. …

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Ronaldo with Real Valladolid chiefs

Ronaldo buys Spanish team Real Valladolid

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has taken control of Real Valladolid after buying 51 percent of the La Liga club’s shares, it was announced on Monday. At a press conference held in the city’s town hall, Valladolid president Carlos Suarez said: “Today is a starting point. Ronaldo personally acquires 51 percent of the shares of Real Valladolid.” …

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Instagram model McNamara dies in Mexican billionaire’s yacht

Investigation has commenced to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of an Australian Instagram model Sinead McNamara, after her body was discovered Friday aboard a super yacht owned by a Mexican billionaire on a Greek Island. The 20-year-old McNamara was found unconscious around 2 a.m. Friday on the back of the Mayan Queen IV in the Greek port of Argostoli …

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