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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

Lionel Messi celebrating his goal against Tottenham

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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Ras Kimono’s wife dies 3 months after losing husband

Ras Kimono and wife, Efe during one of their social outing

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 Povetkin Out To Retain World Heavyweight Titles

Anthony Joshua Knocks out Povetkin in the 7th round

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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BREAKING: National Assembly pospones resumption to October 9

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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

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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

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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

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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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CAF: Enyimba FC of Aba Draws Rayon Sport in Kigali

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

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 Decide: PDP’s Adeleke missing at TV debate

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*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 Scores Twice As Juventus Maintain 100% Record

Ronaldo in action for Juventus

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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200 Kogi Communities Submerged By Flood

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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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