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

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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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Maradona named coach of second-division Mexican side

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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

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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 buys Spanish team Real Valladolid

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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

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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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Migrants to Europe from Syria, Iraq, Guinea overtake Nigerians, Ivorians

The country of origin  of desperate migrants to Europe crossing the perilous central Mediterranean has changed with Syrians, Iraqis and Guineans overtaking migrants from Nigeria and Ivory Coast. Last year, Nigerian migrants topped  the list of nationalities who embarked on the dangerous journey. They were followed by the Guineans and then the Ivorians. With new report by UN refugee agency, …

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Former Manchester City Midfielder Yaya Toure Joins Olympiakos

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure rejoined Olympiakos on Sunday, 12 years after making his mark in Europe with the Greek Super League club. The 35-year-old Ivorian international played for the Piraeus-based side during the 2005-2006 season, scoring three goals in 20 matches. He then joined Monaco before moving to Barcelona between 2007 and …

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SEE FULL LIST OF AMVCA WINNERS as Falz, Adebayo, Omotola, Others Win Big

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The 6th annual AMVCA ended on Saturday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos drawing the attention of many movie stars. Some of the stars went home with major awards in different categories. They include Femi Falana popularly known as Falz, Femi Adebayo, Lydia Forson Omotola Jalade- Ekeinde, Odunlade Adekola, Bisola Aiyeola, and a host of others. With …

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Saraki Declares For Presidency

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Senate President Bukola Saraki has declared his intention to run for the presidency in the 2019 general elections. He made the declaration on Thursday while delivering a keynote address at a dialogue for youths and young aspirants in Abuja. The Senate President listed several challenges which he believes have clogged the wheels of progress in the nation. He highlighted extreme …

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APC will win 2019 elections – Polls

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Polls conducted by an independent body have favoured All Progressives Congress (APC) having a landslide victory in the 2019 governorship elections. The polls were conducted by Europe-based pollsters Zeus Polls, the Nation reported. The Zeus Polls had earlier predicted the victories Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano and Ekiti State Governor-elect Dr Kayode Fayemi. The latest findings signed by Polls Chief …

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CRICKET: Nigeria Beat Sierra Leone To Win ICC U-19 Division 2 Qualifier Tournament C

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Nigeria defeated Sierra Leone by 137 runs to dominate African division two of the ICC under 19 World Cup qualifier tournament in Potchefstroom, South Africa. The opening partnership of 148 runs between Olaleye Elijah and Samuel Mba, gave Nigeria a dream start. The opening batsman struck a majestic 110, as he and Samuel Mba 62 put …

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Ex-Delta Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan Dumps PDP For APC

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The former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was present at the caucus meeting of the ruling All Progressive Congress on Tuesday 28 august, 2018. Uduaghan was a two-term governor of the oil rich state, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party between …

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APC sweeps Imo local government elections

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The Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC) has declared candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of Saturday’s local government election across the state.

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Nigerian pilgrims begin return journey Monday.

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The return journey of Nigeria’s 55,000 pilgrims who performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia begins on Monday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said.

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Lagos Third Mainland Bridge reopened

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The Lagos State Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge which was temporarily closed for Investigative Maintenance Test would be reopened by 5pm on Sunday.

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Ajimobi, Ladoja in warm embrace at Olubadan’s 90th birthday

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Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and former Gov. Rashidi Ladoja on Sunday defied their estranged relationship as they warmly embraced each other at the 90th birthday of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

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Kennykeyz Dazzles At UK Wedding With “Superu” Song Performance At Dokky, Suzan Marriage

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It was another marvellous night on 25th of August, 2018, in the United Kingdom where your number 1 trending wedding song “Superu” was performed live by your one and only lovely afrobeat hip hop music artiste, Kennykeyz.

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Boxer Curtis Harper Walked Away from Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba As Bout Commences

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Boxer Curtis Harper has been criticised by his trainer for leaving the ring after the opening bell of a heavyweight bout in protest over pay. The 30-year-old American instantly walked out of the arena when the bell sounded for his bout against Efe Ajagba of Nigeria in Minneapolis. Trainer Nate Campbell said he was “embarrassed” by …

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Juve Break Billion-Euro Mark On Stock Exchange As Ronaldo Set For Turin Debut

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua     Ronaldo has pushed Juventus, the Serie A champions over the billion-euro mark on the stock exchange as He plays his first competitive game in Turin this Saturday According to Calcio e Finanza, a specialist sport and finance website, at the close of business on Friday, Juventus were valued at 1.035 billion euros ($1.2 billion). It …

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Four-year-old stolen at Lagos Christ Embassy found in Benin

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Parents and Family members of a missing four-year-old girl, Elo Ogidi, were full of joy and praises to God on Friday after she was found in an orphanage in Benin, Edo State. Elo was reportedly stolen from the Christ Embassy in Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos State, during a church service she attended in company with her parents and their housemaid on …

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Buhari commends 2 securitymen for returning bag of dollars

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President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to emulate two security men who returned a handbag filled with valuables, including dollars, forgotten at the Murtala Muhammed Airport by an American returnee. He said such conduct reflects the new Nigeria that we all desire. A Lagos-based medical doctor, Banji Oyegbami, who runs Betta Hospital in Agege, had met a family returning from …

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La Liga Players Threaten Strike Over Plans To Play Match In U.S.

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   The footballers’ Union of Spain on Wednesday threatened to strike over controversial plans by Spain’s football administration to play a La Liga match in the United States, blasting a decision based only on “money and business”. “We are tired of these unilateral decisions that directly affect the players like this plan of playing outside Spain,” said …

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I strongly believe a single term is enough for president, governors –Ekweremadu

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As initially suggested by the former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday also proposed that governors and president spend only a single term of six years in office. Ekweremadu shared his thoughts on his social media handles, revealing that many nations across the world had adopted the single term presidency until their democracies were matured …

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Why Messi was not shortlisted For 2017/18 Player Of The Year

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   One may be wondering why the Argentina born, Barcelona play maker was not shortlisted among the top 3 players tipped for 2017/18 player of year. Some analyst attributed it to his country’s performance in the Russia 2018 world Cup and his team inability to win the Champions league. You will recall that after an incredible debut …

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Olamide signs two new acts to YBNL

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In continuation of his strategy to uplift talents, Street rapper and YBNL boss Olamide has signed two new acts to his record label, YBNL. The two acts are rappers, named Limerick and Lyta. Olamide made the announcements on Instagram, welcoming them to his label, and teasing new videos with them. With the addition of these artist, it swells the ranks of …

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“Timaya gave me my latest single”- Waje

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Nigerian singer, Waje says her latest single ‘Kpolongo’ was given to her by Timaya. Narrating how the song was birthed, the ‘I Wish’ singer said Timaya invited her to his house and they listened to some beats together. In a radio interview on sound city: “Timaya called me up and asked if I was free on that day and I …

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Arsene Wenger backs Liberia’s highest honour

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to travel to Liberia this week to receive the West African country’s highest honour. The honour is in recognition of his role in the development of the football career of President George Weah. Another of Weah’s coaches in his formative years, Claude Le Roy, is also to be awarded the …

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Nigerian Govt recognises Pinnick-led NFF, writes FIFA

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Laolu Akande, Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday said the Federal Government had conveyed to FIFA a letter recognising Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the substantive board of the federation. Akande, who tweeted this on his tweeter account, said that the Pinnick-led NFF was the current and only …

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Why we demolished Ayefele’s N800m Music House – Oyo Govt

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Oyo State Government on Monday justified the demolition of the N800 million Yinka Ayefele’s Music House, insisting that the survey contravenes the state’s town planning laws. Director General, Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control, Waheed Gbadamosi at a news conference said the exercise was carried out after all efforts to see the owner effect the necessary changes failed. Gbadamosi  …

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Lowkey Sallah: Ram dealers lament low patronage

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Some cattle dealers in Kano who had stocked domestic animals such as goats, rams and cows for sale ahead of Sallah, are complaining of low patronage. Some of them who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Kano‎ lamented that their hopes for brisk business had been dashed as a result of the poor state of …

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