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NASS Leadership Meets Tuesday To Consider Reconvening Before Sept 25


The leadership of the National Assembly will meet on Tuesday to consider the request of the Executive for the National Assembly to reconvene ahead of their scheduled dates. The Senate is scheduled to resume plenary on September 25, same day as the House of Representatives’ return to work. Meanwhile, with a request by President Muhammadu Buhari for the cerement of …

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Kidnapper sleeps off in victim’s house after taking tramadol

The kidnapper after being arrested by policemen

A suspected kidnapper, who wanted to kidnap a pharmacy owner, slept off as a result of tramadol he took before the operation. The Ondo State Police Command said the incident took place in Owo town , Ondo State, on Sunday, adding that as of Monday, the suspect was still sleeping due to the effect of the drug. Parading the unconscious …

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FRANCE 2018 U-20 WWC: Nigeria looses Opening March to Germany

Germany vs Nigeria FIFA WWC France 2018

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Nigeria’s U-20 women team, the Super Falconets lost 1-0 to the three time World Champions, Germany in their opening Group C game at the 2018 FIFA Women’s World Cup ongoing in France. This is the third defeat suffered by the Nigerian U-20 side in the hands of the German Womens U-20 team. They had lost in …

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Nine NYSC members drown in Taraba


Seven members of the National Youth Service Corps have drowned in a river southeast of Taraba State, with two others feared dead, police have said. The corps members were on a swimming expedition in River Mayo-Selbe, a major tributary of the Benue River, when a water surge from a nearby mountain collapsed on them and swept them into the massive …

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DEFECTION: Akpabio Visits President Buhari In London

Godwill Akpabio visits PMB in London

Senator Godswill Akpabio on Sunday August 5, 2018 visited President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on vacation in the United Kingdom. Although details of the Senator’s meeting with President Buhari are not yet known, there had been speculations that he may defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Akpabio, who represents Akwa Ibom …

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All is now set for Senator Godswill Akpabio to dump PDP for APC

Godswill Akpabio with President Buhari

Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom state, is set to dump the Peoples Democratic Party and dampen the celebration mood in the PDP headquarters, over the defection of some senators and three governors from the All Progressives Congress. Now a reverse switch is about to happen, with one of the main pillars of the PDP in the …

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Asaba 2018 ends amidst controversies and organization shortfalls

Asaba 2018

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Asaba 2018 is one tournament African Senior Athletics would not forget in a hurry as it was characterized with various ugly incidents, tragedy was also averted when a poorly installed water tank crashed right inside the venue where the event was holding. Apart from participating delegations being stranded at the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos while …

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2019: Dankwambo declares presidential ambition

Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo

Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election ambition. Mr Dankwambo said he will seek the position on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He made the declaration at the Government house, Gombe, on Saturday, during a meeting with party officials led by the deputy national chairman, Babayo Gamawa, elders and …

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Nigeria recovers 693 power equipment containers abandoned at ports for 15 years — Official


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), on Friday said that it had recovered more than 693 containers of power equipment abandoned at ports due to tariff. The Managing Director (MD) of TCN, Usman Mohammed, said this in a statement in Lagos. Mr Mohammed said that some of the power equipment had been auctioned by the Nigeria Customs Service, but said …

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Ahmed Musa moves to Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Musa

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   A Saudi Arabia football club, Al-Nassr  has entered into a Four year contract with Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa. Musa was before this transfer deal with English Premier League side, Leicester City. The 25-year-old speedster, who scored two goals for Nigeria at Russia 2018, joined Leicester from CSKA Moscow in 2016 but found it hard to …

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About 20 Persons got Killed in Sokoto Boat Mishap

Map of Sokoto State

At least 20 persons have been killed in a boat accident, which occurred in Gandi District of Rabah Local Government Area, Sokoto State. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) told AFP on Friday that the vessel, which was carrying 50 passengers overturned in strong currents in a river around 10:00 am on Thursday. “Rescue teams recovered the bodies of 17 …

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FRANCE 2018: DStv, GOtv To Broadcast FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Live

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   All 32 matches of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup holding in France are to be broadcast live on DStv and GOtv and across SuperSport’s online and digital platforms. The biannual tournament kicks off on 5 August, giving hosts France an opportunity to celebrate a second world football title in the space of two months, …

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APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole Insist Saraki Must Resign as Senate President

Saraki and Oshiomhole

 The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole; and some senators elected on the platform of the party led by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, on Wednesday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting came amidst the gale of defections being witnessed in the party. Oshiomhole told State House …

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Why Court Orders the Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC Chairman Yakubu Mahmood

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court. Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time. The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately. Justice Pam …

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ASABA 2018: Nigeria, South Africa, others battle as African Athletics Championships begins in Asaba

African Youth Athletics

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   After the initial travel glitches that saw some teams stranded at the Lagos Airport for some days, the stage is now set for action at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Delta State. The opening ceremony of the CAA Asaba 2018 will be taking place inside the newly-completed Stephen Keshi stadium with a record …

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Breaking: Buhari elected new Chairman of ECOWAS

President Buhari at Ecowas

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has been elected as the new Chairman of the ‏Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Buhari was elected at the just concluded ECOWAS Summit in Lome, Togo on Tuesday 31st July 2018. “The announcement was made shortly after a closed session of Heads of State of the Commission,” Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant to Buhari on New …

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Guest Lecturer slumps as UI renames Arts Theatre after Wole Soyinka

Prof Wole Soyinka chatting UI VC and others

The University of Ibadan, UI, on Tuesday 31 July 2018, at the 2nd Geoffery Axworthy Lecture renamed its 63 year old Unibadan Arts Theatre after the Nigerian born literary icon and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka. The aged arts theatre will now be known as “Wole Soyinka Theatre”. The programme was almost marred when the guest lecturer, Professor Ahmed Yerima …

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Team Nigeria Win 105 Medals In Africa Youth Games

Team Nigeria weightlifter receiving medals

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Nigerian representatives at the just concluded African Youth Games (AYG) in Algiers, Algeria on Saturday, have ended their campaign with a total number of 105 medals won from 19 sports. The African Youth Games was held from July 18 to July 28. With weightlifting accounting for the the largest chunk of the medals gotten, with a total of 18, comprising …

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Wizkid Becomes Ciroc Brand Ambassador


Ciroc, a brand of ultra premium spirit vodka names Nigeria’s Wizkid as its brand ambassador Popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid, has bagged a deal as the ambassador of Ciroc, a brand of eau de vie vodka. Wizkid took to his official Twitter account to announce the news while advising people to drink responsibly. @wizkidayo “New Deal Alert! Officially with Ciroc, let’s …

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Full text of Senate President Bukola Saraki’s statement on quitting APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Below is the full text of the statement by the Senate President Bukola Saraki on his decision to quit the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). ”I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is not a decision that I have …

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BREAKING: Senate President Saraki Dumps APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki

The Senate President Bukola Saraki today twitted that he has finally dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for a yet to be named party but speculations has it that the senate president is gone back to his former party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Making the announcement in a short message on his social media accounts, he wrote: “I …

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Nigeria Will Continue To Support Peace-Building Efforts, Fight Against Terrorism – Buhari

President Buhar in Lome Togo

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the continuous support of the country for the fight against terrorism and other crimes, especially in the West and Central sub-regions of Africa. The President made the promise on Monday in Lome, the Togolese capital during a joint summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Economic Community of West African States …

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Lemar Targets Champions League Triumph With Atletico


By Joseph Aigbonosumua   France midfielder Thomas Lemar wants to lift the Champions League trophy in his debut season at Atletico Madrid with the Spanish club set to host next year’s final. “I’m going to give everything possible to go the furthest and win this Champions League,” Lemar said Monday as he was unveiled by Atletico following his arrival from …

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Offa Robbery: Saraki assembles SANs to battle police over invitation

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The Senator representing Kwara South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Rafiu Ibrahim, has said a team of senior legal experts will handle the allegation of complicity in the Offa robbery saga levelled against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, by the police. The police have insisted that Saraki is needed to make certain clarifications on the statement of …

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Lagos to transform Maracana Stadium Ajegunle says Gov Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode during the inspection of the Maracana Stadium in Ajegunje

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State Governor on Thursday evening visited the popular Maracana football stadium in Ajegunle, assuring that the plan to transform the facility to a world class multi-purpose sports complex, that would help teeming youths harness their natural talents in a positive way would commence soon. Ambode, who spoke to scores of residents, …

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NBC clamps down on Ray Power’s ‘political platform’; imposes fine

Raymond-Dokpesi, owner of DAAR Communication

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has fined DAAR Communications (owner of AIT/Raypower) N500,000 for persistent violation of the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code. NBC’s Head of Public Affair, Maimuna Jimada, via a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja, said comments made on Raypower’s programme “Political Platform” was against the broadcasting code. Mrs Jimada said that the organisation was sanctioned …

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Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme retires from football after battle with leukaemia

Carl Ikeme

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Super Eagles and Wolves goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, has announced his retirement from playing professional football. According to a statement by the English club on Friday, Ikeme disclosed his retirement to his teammates before a training session at Compton three days ago. He took the decision after consultation with medical experts following his 12-month battle with acute …

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World Cup Nigeria Goal scorer, Ahmed Musa welcomes baby boy

Ahmed Musa

Joseph Aigbonosumua   Ahmed Musa, the Super Eagles forward who score Nigeria’s two goals in the only victory the country recorded in the just concluded Russia 2018 world cup welcomed a baby boy on Thursday. He shared the news on his Instagram page alongside a picture of the little fingers of his newborn baby. He captioned the photo: “I would like …

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Bribery Scandal: NFF breaks silence on involving Super Eagles Coach

Salisu Yusuf

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   The Nigeria Football Federation has finally reacted to the bribery scandal involving Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf. Yusuf, who is an assistant to Coach Gernot Rohr in the main Eagles team, was filmed collecting a bribe from an undercover Ghanaian journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who posed as a football agent. The video was published by the …

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Dino Melaye resurfaces, says he spent 11 hours in wilderness traumatized

Dino Melaye

Controversial senator, Dino Melaye has resurfaced after it was said he was kidnapped on Thursday, saying he spent 11 hours in the wilderness traumatized. Senator Ben Bruce (Bayelsa East) on his Twitter page said Melaye had been kidnapped. “I have just been informed by Moses Melaye, @dino_melaye’s brother, that Dino has been abducted by unknown persons in a Toyota Sienna that …

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