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Breaking: Access Bank acquires Diamond Bank

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Access Bank Plc has finally acquired Diamond Bank Plc. According to insiders, the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, according to TheCable. Another source said confirmed that the deal has been sealed, awaiting final ratification from the regulatory body. The acquisition was midwifed by the …

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Things to learn from the English Premier league MatchDay 17

By Joseph Aigbonosumua:   First the highlights: Liverpool underlined their determination to win the Premier League title as they blew away bitter rivals Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday. Manchester City also won 3-1 against Everton on Saturday, but the champions remained in second. Arsenal’s long unbeaten run came to a shock end, while Eden Hazard thrived as a ‘false nine’ …

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Wike is my godfather, I’ll support his re-election bid – Davido

A popular Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, also called Davido, on Sunday said he would work for Governor Nyesom Wike’s second term in office. The musician, who made the pledge in Port Harcourt when he visited the Rivers State governor, said he would also institute a talent hunt show for Rivers-based artistes. He said the programme would be in line with …

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Boko Haram terrorists attack Borno Community again

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One soldier has paid the supreme price as troops of the Nigerian Army repelled a suspected Boko Haram attack on Gudumbali community in northern Borno State on Saturday. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Deputy Director Public Relations of the Theatre Command, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu. According to Nwachukwu, the soldier died after a gun battle with the …

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Osinbajo’s house-to-house campaign excites residents

VP commences door2door campaign at Jimiku family compound in Karu abuja

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday commenced door-to-door campaign at Nyanya and Karu suburbs of the FCT, prompting residents to troop out chanting “Sai Baba’’. He took the campaign to door steps in support of the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 general election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osinbajo was given a rousing welcome as …

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Court orders EFCC, DSS, Police to produce Alison-Madueke in 72 hours

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A Federal High Court judge gave what appears to be a tall order to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Department of State Security, DSS and the Nigerian Police Force to produce within 72 hours, Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum Minister. Alison-Madueke is based in London, facing a probe by an anti-graft agency and the EFCC only recently began to …

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Manchester City move five points clear after beating Watford

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By: Joseph Aigbonosumua   Goals from Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez gave Manchester City a hard-fought win at Watford which re-established their five-point cushion at the top of the Premier League table. BBC reports that City had been frustrated early on by saves from Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster until Sane scored in the 40th minute by diverting in Riyad Mahrez’s …

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Saudi Crown Prince ordered Khashoggi’s murder – US Senators

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Two key US Republican senators said they have “zero” doubt Saudi Arabia’s crown prince directed the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senators came to the emphatic conclusion after they were briefed by the CIA director Tuesday. The explosive new declarations by members of President Donald Trump’s party run counter to the White House narrative downplaying possible links between …

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Super Falcons win ninth African title

Falcons wins ninth title

By: Joseph Aigbonosumua   The Super Falcons of Nigeria have emerged the champions of Africa for an amazing ninth time as they beat South Africa 4-3 on Saturday in a nervy final match at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Falcons were pushed to the wire as they had to go through the extra time and penalty kicks for the first …

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Sex-For-Marks Scandal: Dismissed OAU Lecturer Denied Bail

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The Federal High court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday declined the bail application of an ex-lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Professor Richard Akindele. Akindele was earlier arraigned by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly demanding sex in exchange for marks from Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student of the institution. The presiding Judge, Justice Maureen …

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Nigeria defeat Cameroon to qualify for AWCON finals

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By: Joseph Aigbonosumua   The Falcons of Nigeria on Tuesday defeated the Three Lionesses of Cameroon to qualify for the final of the 2018 African Women Cup Of Nations (AWCON). The match ended in penalties with the Falcons winning 4-2. The highly competitive semi-final match in the Ghanaian stadium ended 0-0 after 90 minutes of football. An extra time of …

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Vote Adedeji Sunmade David As Treasurer LUTH/CMUL Staff Co-operative Multipurpose Society Ltd

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A new water has spring up and a new fish has emerged from the stables of Audit Department, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, towards a better society; purposely, for the welfare of staff members of the establishment we all belong to; it is imperative we all troop out en masse to vote for Mr. David Sunmade Adedeji as treasurer of our …

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Senior surgeon collapses, dies after conducting 4 operations

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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), has been thrown into mourning, following the death of one of the senior surgeons, and Registrar, Dr. Okeoghene Edigba.

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$1 million bra unveiled in U.S.

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Victoria’s Secret has unveiled their annual “Dream Angels Fantasy Bra” and its shining Swarovski crystals which has a hefty price tag of $1 million.

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Labour suspends nationwide strike

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The planned nationwide strike by the labour unions over a new minimum wage has been shelved for now. The strike was scheduled to start on Tuesday.

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Immigration arrests, prosecutes 3 over passport racketeering

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has arrested a Passport Officer, Peter Ethan and two others, over an attempt to procure Nigerian passport with false breeder documents.

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Taliban attacks kill 56, injure 379 on Afghan election day

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Taliban attacks on the Afghan parliamentary elections left no fewer than 56 civilians dead and 379 wounded, the UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a report on Tuesday.

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Ebonyi Govt increases corps members allowances

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The National Youth Service Corps members in Ebonyi are currently receiving the increased monthly allowances granted them by the state government.

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Bus conductor allegedly stabs man with broken bottle

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A 20-year-old bus conductor, Sani Iliya, on Tuesday appeared in a Karu Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stabbing a man with broken bottle.

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Air Force destroys Boko Haram camp, neutralises insurgents

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The Nigerian Air Force says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram camp in Ngwuri Gana, Borno and also neutralised several of the insurgents

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President Buhari receives Prince Charles, wife at Aso Rock

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received Prince Charles and his wife, Princess Camilla at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Shebaby Set to Launch A New Movie Tittled “Dark” With UK Billy que, and Popular BnS Promotions

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The date is set, venue ready, people eager from all walks of life all over the world to set their foot on the shores of London, purposely to witness the launch of the newly produced movie by Oluwaseyi Ariyo aka Shebaby in the city of

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How I escaped from Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has spoken of how he managed to escape from Nigeria. Mr. Kanu, who spoke in an interview with an Isreali TV Station posted on YouTube on Monday, said his relatives helped him out of the country. “Nigerian Army came to my house to kill me,” Mr Kanu said of …

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Mikel To Miss Eagles’ AFCON Qualifier Against South Africa

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua:   Nigeria have again left out captain Mikel John Obi from next month’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in South Africa after they named a 23-man squad. China-based Mikel Obi, who made his Nigeria debut in 2005, has not played for the country since he captained the team to the World Cup in Russia in …

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Musa, Onazi, 20 other Eagles liven up Uyo

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Ahmed Musa, the Stand–in skipper of the Super Eagles and 21 other invited Super Eagles players have arrived in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya. The arrivals enabled Coach Gernot Rohr and crew to organize a full training session on Tuesday evening, …

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Ambode Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has conceded defeat and congratulated Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his victory at the just-concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos Governorship primary. Governor Ambode made this announcement on Wednesday during a press conference in Lagos. He called on Lagosians to support the APC gubernatorial candidate, Sanwo-Olu, in the 2019 governorship elections. “APC is a great party and the …

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Insigne On Target As Napoli Outclass Liverpool In Naples

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Lorenzo Insigne stuck late as Napoli snatched a 1-0 win over an outclassed Liverpool in a Champions League Group C game the hosts dominated in the Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday. Carlo Ancelotti’s side had piled the pressure on Liverpool before finally finding a way through on 90 minutes when Jose Callejón broke down the right …

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Messi dazzles Tottenham at Wembley

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Lionel Messi’s Wembley masterclass and a sublime strike from Ivan Rakitic got Barcelona back in the groove as they clinched a pulsating 4-2 victory against Tottenham on Wednesday. Ernesto Valverde’s side arrived in London for the Champions League Group B tie amid a mini-crisis after failing to win their last three La Liga games. But the …

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BREAKING: NLC declares indefinite warning strike over minimum wage

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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

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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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