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Ebonyi State Governor orders ‘shot at sight’ anyone that blocks his convoy

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The governor of Ebonyi State, South-east Nigeria, David Umahi, has ordered his security details to shoot anyone who blocks his convoy. Even if such gunshot results to death, Mr Umahi said, it is still within the law. Mr Umahi gave this order on Saturday while narrating how his convoy was blocked the previous night by mourners at a wake-keep in …

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INSECURITY: Gunmen Kidnap Nursing Mother In Taraba, Demand N20m Ransom

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A nursing mother identified as Sabina David has been kidnapped by gunmen in Taraba State. The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday at the Kasuwan Bera area of Ardo-Kola Local Government. Describing the incident, her husband, David Akipa, said the abductors came in their numbers shooting sporadically and on hearing the gunshots approaching his house, he fled, leaving …

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Mercy Eke wins BBNaija Season 4

Mercy Eke, BBNaija Season4 Winner

Mercy Eke has beaten stiff competition to emerge as the first fremale winner of the Big Brother Naija reality show, season 4. The 26-year-old bagged 41 percent of the votes cast, more than double the 19 percent the runner up, Mike, got to emerge the first female winner of the show. Mercy, Mike and three other housemates – Seyi, Omashola, …

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Super Falcons Crash Out Of 2020 Tokyo Olympics Race

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African champions, the Super Falcons of Nigeria have been eliminated from the race to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women’s football tournament on Monday after forcing the Les Elephantes of Cote d’Ivoire to a 1-1 draw at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. Last week Thursday, both teams had settled for a scoreless draw in Abidjan and with today’s result the Ivorians …

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#SexForGrades: UNILAG shuts down ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers ‘sexually harass’ students

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The University of Lagos has shut down the ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers allegedly sexually harass students. This was disclosed by Taiwo Oloyede, the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the university. The ‘Cold Room’ was mentioned by a lecturer of the school, Boniface Igbeneghu, who was caught on video sexually harassing an undercover journalist who posed as an admission seeker. …

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$11M US scam: Obinwanne forfeits N280m in Nigeria

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A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos south west Nigeria today ordered the temporary forfeiture of N280.5million “warehoused” in the bank accounts of Invictus Oil and Gas Limited and Invictus Investment Limited alleged to have been owned by Obinwanne Okeke “a strong leader of a cybercrime syndicate specialized in business email compromise.” Okeke, popularly known as Invictus, is standing trial …

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Agriculture: Nigeria to collaborate with Netherlands on improved seeds – Minister

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says the Federal Government will collaborate with the government of The Netherlands on improved seeds to boost agricultural production in Nigeria. The minister spoke when he hosted a delegation from The Netherlands in Abuja, a statement said on Thursday. Mr Ogbeh commended the government of Netherlands for its numerous supports for …

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Asiwaju At 67: Buhari Describes Tinubu As A Strong Pillar Of Nigerian Democracy

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent warm felicitations to the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his 67th birthday, March 29th, 2019, describing him as one of the strong pillars of Nigeria’s democracy. President Buhari joined the APC family in celebrating the Asiwaju of Lagos, who is also the Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom in Niger …

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Unknown persons invaded farm, set ablaze land clearing caterpillar

TEMIK NIG LTD CATERPILLAR BURNT BY UNKOWN PERSONS

A caterpillar (payloader 950 c) doing a clearing job on a farm Land belonging to TEMIK NIGERIA LIMITED was set ablaze by yet to be identified person(s) at Ipaya Akintunde Village, Imala, Oke-Ogun LCDA, Abeokuta North, Ogun State. The malicious damage was carried out between the hours of   11am-12noon on  Friday 22nd March, 2019. Though the incident has been reported …

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Trump announces 100% defeat of ISIS

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The United States President, Mr Donald Trump on Saturday announced the total defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria territories. Trump, in a statement issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary, said ISIS had been defeated 100 per cent in its former controlled territories of Iraq and Syria. …

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Breaking: Simon Lalong Re-Elected As Plateau State Governor

Simon Lalong of Plateau

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the winner of the 2019 governorship election in Plateau State. Richard Kimbir, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, made the declaration on Sunday at the state INEC headquarters after concluding the supplementary election held on Saturday. Mr Lalong defeated Jeremiah …

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Benue INEC collation officer shot

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The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local government. She has been rushed to the Benue State University …

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IGP Orders Speedy Investigation Into Death Of NSCDC Officer

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The acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Ogar Jumbo. Jumbo, an Assistant Superintendent of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was said to have died after he was allegedly assaulted by police officers in Abuja. In a statement on Saturday by the Force …

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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

Diezani Allison Madueke

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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