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All Haitian Migrants Gone from Texas Border Camp, US Officials Say

No migrants remained Friday at the Texas border encampment where almost 15,000 people — most of them Haitians — had converged just days earlier seeking asylum, local and federal officials said. It’s a dramatic change from last Saturday, when the number peaked as migrants driven by confusion over the Biden administration’s policies and misinformation on…
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Two Canadian Citizens Detained in China for More Than 1000 Days Have Been Released

Two Canadian citizens who were detained by Beijing for more than 1,000 days have left Chinese airspace and will arrive back in Canada early on Saturday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters on Friday. Trudeau said Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor boarded a plane headed for Canada at about 7:30 p.m. ET Friday night and…
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Pep seeks revenge against Tuchel

By Paul Erewuba One of the standout matches on the Premier League calendar will take place at Stamford Bridge this afternoon, as early league leaders Chelsea welcome the reigning champions Manchester City. Chelsea top the table with 13 points to show from their opening five matches, while Man City occupy fifth, having collected 10 points…
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Felman backs Cavani leaving Man U

Boca Juniors legend Dario Felman thinks Edinson Cavani would be joining the “best club in the world” should he move to La Bombonera. Cavani joined Manchester United as a free agent from PSG in the summer of 2020 and scored 17 goals in his debut campaign. United were keen for Cavani to sign a one-year…
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Kumuyi: How I started Deeper Life with 15 persons in 1973

General Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Folorunsho Kumuyi has explained how he started the ministry in August 1973, with 15 “truth-seekers.” While speaking at the launch of his book, he also stated why he’s known as Defender of Faith. The speech is reproduced below: Why I’m called Defender of the Faith I…
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Emerson: Mancini pushed me to leave Chelsea

Olympique Lyon fullback Emerson Palmieri has explained leaving Chelsea last month. The Euro 2020 winner admits he needed to be sure of regular football this season. He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “I decided to leave Chelsea as I didn’t have playing time. “Roberto Mancini told me: ‘You have to play, you have to be…
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Figo: CR7 right to choose Man U over Man City

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Luis Figo says Cristiano Ronaldo made the right call returning to Manchester United. As he was departing Juventus, Ronaldo was holding talks with Manchester City before United’s intervention. Figo said: “I think Manchester United is the best option for Cristiano, because it’s a place he knows. “He already has…
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Barca job: Laporta shortlists Leeds manager, Bielsa

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa on his shortlist. With Barca coach Ronald Koeman remaining under pressure after last night’s draw at Cadiz, Laporta is considering replacements and has Bielsa on his radar. Deportes Cuatro says with Bielsa working from a year-to-year arrangement with Leeds, it has left it open to…
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Man City challenges Man U for Dembele

Manchester City are ready to challenge Manchester United for Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele. Catalonia’s El Nacional says Barca have not given up hope of agreeing a new deal with Dembele, with his deal to expire next summer. But United’s interest in him could end up disrupting their bid to tie him to a new contract.…
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Rohr lauds Samuel Kalu

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has praised Abia-born Super Eagles star Samuel Kalu after his heroics for Bordeaux on Wednesday. Kalu scored an 85th-minute equaliser to help Les Girondins secure a point in their Ligue one fixture against Montpelier. The former Gent star has had a torrid start to the Ligue one season. The 24-year-old…
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Falconets confident as race to Costa Rica begins in Douala

Coach Christopher Danjuma has expressed confidence in his Nigeria U20 girls as the real race for berths at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022 begins for Nigeria in Douala on Saturday, with a first round, first leg encounter against the U20 girls of Central African Republic. A contingent including 23 players of…
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Celebrities grace Marvel Studios’ Shang Chi screening

Celebrities including Denrele Edun, Elozonam, and former Big Brother Naija season 6 housemates, Yerins, Arin, Beatrice and Niyi recently graced the private screening of a latest movie, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The 10 Rings held at Filmhouse Cinemas, Lekki, Lagos. The Marvel flick, which topped the box office in the United States, had a…
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Don’t increase electricity tariff, labour warns FG – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 The Nigeria Labour Congress has again warned the Federal Government against increasing electricity tariff until the FGN-Labour Committee on Electricity Tariff concludes its work and submits its report which would be adopted by the government and organised labour. The union cautioned that it would deploy the industrial mechanisms granted in the…
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2022 budget: Senate may review of $57 crude oil price benchmark

Published 25 September 2021 The Senate has said the $57 crude oil price benchmark it adopted for the 2022 national budget is still subject to a review before the eventual passage of the Appropriation Bill which the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is expected to submit to the National Assembly before the end of…
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Govs split over multi-billion naira #EndSARs victims’ compensation

Abiodun Nejo, James Abraham, Stephen Angbulu, Peter Dada, Justin Tyopuusu, Ada Wodu Published 25 September 2021 Discussions over who picks up the multibillion naira compensation bills of the over 2,500 victims of police brutality in the country have split the 28 governors that established judicial panels of enquiry following the #EndSARS protests last year, Saturday…
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Anti-open grazing: Enforce law with Amotekun, Ebube Agu, Afenifere, Ohanaeze tell southern govs

Published 25 September 2021 A pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Friday faulted the claim by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, that the anti-open grazing law passed by southern governors was unrealistic. It said the law passed by various Houses of Assembly in the southern region were in accordance with the wishes of residents in…
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21-day ultimatum: NMA to decide on strike Oct 2, Sultan urges dialogue

Published 25 September 2021 A crucial meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association’s National Executive Council where the decision on whether to embark on strike or not will be taken has be slated for October 2, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. It was learnt on Friday that the meeting was convened to enable the leaders of the…
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Tears, eulogies, as Pastor Danjuma goes home

By Lawrence Enyoghasu The remains of Pastor Danjuma Tafawa-Balewa, Pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG Cornerstone (My Father’s House), Okota Road, Isolo, Lagos, who passed on in Lagos last month, have been committed to mother earth. The body of the deceased was interred in Ikoyi Lagos last Tuesday after a funeral service at…
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Power rotation: Southern leaders, MBF slam Northern elders

From Magnus Eze, Enugu, Chukwudi Nweje, Lagos, Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan For insisting that the presidency would be retained in the North in 2023 and beyond, the Northern Elders Forum has attracted the wrath of leading groups in the South-West, South-East and Middle Belt. They have slammed the Northern leaders, saying they were living in the…
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Group honours NGA DG with award

The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) has bestowed its prestigious Distinguished Service Award on the Director General, National Gallery of Art (NGA), Chief Ebeten William Ivara. The investiture took place in Abuja last week during the inauguration of the 11th President and executive members of the SNA.  Explaining the rationale for the award, the Coordinator,…
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Ogoni group vows to change Niger Delta story

From Tony John, Port Harcourt A Niger Delta group under the aegis of the Ogoni Liberation Initiative (OLI), has vowed to change the story of the people of the region through effective engagement with government and the private sector. President of the group, Fabeke Douglas, who spoke with journalists during the launch and unveiling of…
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Rivers will ensure safe, secure environment for economic growth –Wike

From Tony John, Port Harcourt Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that his administration will continue to support security agencies in the state to ensure a safe and secure environment for the economic prosperity of citizens. The governor said the Rivers State Neighbourhood Watch, the Operation Sting and the revitalised C4i security outfits were…
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Buhari at UN calls for term limits for African leaders

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, New York President Muhammadu Buhari has told world leaders at the 76th Session of the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, to set term limits especially for African leaders. His call came after the continent has experienced three successful coups (two…
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FG issues security alert ahead of 61st independence anniversary

From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Federal Government has alerted the general public to heightened security activities preparatory to the events marking the country’s 61st Independence anniversary. The alert was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The minister however urged residents of the…
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Faleke provides constituents with free medical check-up, treatment

By Ayo Alonge Residents of Ojodu, Alausa and Ikeja have benefited from the free medical outreach and screening exercise sponsored by the lawmaker representing Ikeja Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, James Faleke. In partnership with the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, the politician mobilised his constituents to benefit from the free…
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Nigeria to face Mali in Afrobasket final – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 D’TIGRESS will face Mali on Sunday in the finals of the 2021 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket in Yaounde, Cameroon after defeating 11-time champions Senegal 73-63 in a keenly contested semi-final fixture on Friday at the Palais Polyvalent des Sports, Saturday PUNCH reports. Against Mali, who defeated host Cameroon 52-51, D’Tigress will be…
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Obasanjo, Osinbajo to attend Abuja House Fair – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will in October join other dignitaries to attend the Bstan Homes National House Fair, the organisers of the event have said. Bstan, an Abuja-based real estate company, said in a statement on Friday that the event, now in its fifth edition,…
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NSA seeks UN’s support to combat terrorism – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.) has sought the assurance of the international community in supporting the continued and sustained efforts of the Nigerian government in the fight against terrorism and insurgency. This is as he said Nigeria would continue to work with the United Nations Office of…
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Kalu extols Ladoja’s virtues, as ex-Oyo gov turns 77

Former Governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr Orji Kalu has described former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja as a consummate politician and patriotic statesman. Extolling the virtues of the shipping magnate turned politician, Kalu acknowledged the contributions of the former governor to the social, economic and political development…
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Haunted by the law, abandoned by families: Underground lives of Nigerian homosexual men, lesbians, others – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 Godfrey George takes a journey into the lives of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community in Nigeria If anyone had told a gay identified only as Stephen that his mother would one day disown him, he would have laughed it off as a dry joke. But reality…
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ICPC arraigns PRODA DG for alleged N23.5m fraud – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 THE Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has arraigned the Director-General of Project Development Institute, Enugu, Dr Charles Agulanna, before Justice Buba Ibrahim of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, for allegedly committing procurement fraud. Agulanna, who is facing a one- count charge, was alleged by the ICPC…
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Wizkid tops Burna Boy, Davido in AFRIMA 2021 nominations – Punch Newspapers

Abiodun Sanusi Published 25 September 2021 Popular singer, Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid, has been nominated for the Artiste of the Year in Africa category in the forthcoming Africa Music Awards. With his hit song, ‘Essence’ featuring Tems, the afrobeats star got five other nominations which include ‘Best Male Artiste in Western Africa,’ ‘Album of the…
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Buhari’s N8.9tn infrastructural spending biggest in Nigeria’s history, Osinbajo boasts – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday said the Federal Government last year alone committed over N8.9trn to infrastructural development in the country. He said the amount represented the highest any administration would expend on infrastructural development in the country’s history. Osinbajo spoke in Akwa Ibom State during the inauguration of…
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My favourite with… Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki) – Punch Newspapers

with Tope Omogbolagun and Janet Ogundepo Published 25 September 2021 What is your favourite book? Autobiographies. What is your favourite song? I have no favourite song but I love soul music. What is your favourite pet? Dogs. What is your favourite sport? Football. What is your favourite dress code? I love to dress smartly. What…
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Before stardom with…Elvis Chucks – Punch Newspapers

with Tope Omogbolagun and Janet Ogundepo Published 25 September 2021 What inspired you to join Nollywood? I started acting at a young age and I studied Film and Television. When I finished my studies, I decided to go into production. What movie have you featured in recently? I starred in a TV series titled Forbidden,…
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Foreign exchange inflow falls to $4.97bn – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 Foreign exchange inflow into the economy fell by 59.8 per cent in April according to figures obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria monthly report on ‘Foreign exchange flows through the economy’. Part of the report read, ‘Aggregate foreign exchange inflow into the economy declined sharply, reflecting tepid global economic recovery,…
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2,463 farmers benefit from FG’s agric intervention programme – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 The Ogun State Government has said that about 2,463 farmers in the state have benefitted from the Federal Government Agricultural Inputs Intervention Programme to provide succour for affected victims of flood disaster in year 2020. It said this in a statement on Friday titled ‘Ogun farmers benefit from Federal Government’. The…
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Sexual approach, privacy invasion top children online risks –NCC – Punch Newspapers

Sami Olatunji and Temitayo Jaiyeola Published 25 September 2021 The Nigerian Communications Communication has said 97 per cent of Nigerian children are at risk of unwanted sexual approaches through online chat rooms, social networking sites and emails. It also said that 89 per cent of the children were being sent sexual images or content. The…
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AfDB seeks $100bn for climate change – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 The African Development Bank has called on the developed world to deliver on its promise of $100bn per year for climate change. According to a statement by the bank, the president, Dr Akinwumi  Adesina,  stated this  on Thursday after the call by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the United Nations…
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China moves to ban cryptocurrency – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 China’s central bank has said that all cryptocurrency related transactions are illegal in the country and are banned. According to TechCrunch, the bank disclosed this on Friday, citing concerns around national security and safety on assets. The bank also banned foreign exchanges from providing services to users in the country. Ten…
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Iheanacho set for first EPL start – Punch Newspapers

Published 25 September 2021 Kelechi Iheanacho will hope to be named in Leicester City’s starting lineup in the English Premier League for the first time this season against Burnley on Saturday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. He last started an EPL game for the Foxes in their 4-2 loss to Tottenham on the final day of…
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Army, DSS arrest notorious gang leader in Taraba State hideout

A suspected militant leader in Benue State, Kefas Aondofa popularly known as Azonto has reportedly been arrested by joint security operatives. Azonto is the second in command to the late militant warlord, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana, who was killed by the military over a year ago on his way to receive a second…
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Breaking: Nigeria qualify for 2021 Women Afrobasket final

Breaking: Nigeria qualify for 2021 Women Afrobasket final | AIT LIVE Nigeria’s National Female C team, D’Tigress will face Mali in the final of the 2021 Women Afrobasket. The Nigerian side qualified for the finals after beating Senegal 73-63 in the semi-final match. Also Read: D’Tigress in Yaounde for Afrobasket 2021 title (Editor: Terverr Tyav)…
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Nigeria qualify for 2021 Women Afrobasket final

Nigeria qualify for 2021 Women Afrobasket final | AIT LIVE Nigeria’s National Female C team, D’Tigress will face Mali in the final of the 2021 Women Afrobasket. The Nigerian side qualified for the finals after beating Senegal 73-63 in the semi-final match. Also Read: D’Tigress in Yaounde for Afrobasket 2021 title (Editor: Terverr Tyav) No…
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‘This Song Belongs To Us’: Young Taliban Dancing To A Different Tune

File photo: Taliban fighters stand guard at an entrance of the green zone area in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan’s 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city’s airport trying to flee the group’s feared hardline brand of Islamist rule.Wakil Kohsar / AFP   As the setting…
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Ex-Cop Convicted Of George Floyd’s Murder Files Appeal

In this file photo taken on June 19, 2020 protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge over the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police during a Juneteenth rally in New York. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP)   Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has appealed his conviction for the murder of George Floyd, citing…
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Just in: FG bans SS1, SS2 students from taking NECO, WAEC

The Federal Government has banned secondary school students, that were not in terminal classes from applying and sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination WASSCE, the National Examination Council, NECO, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, across the country. In a statement by the Director Press, Ministry of education, Ben Goong,…
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FG bans SS1, SS2 students from taking NECO, WAEC

The Federal Government has banned secondary school students, that were not in terminal classes from applying and sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination WASSCE, the National Examination Council, NECO, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, across the country. In a statement by the Director Press, Ministry of education, Ben Goong,…
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Chelsea Face Man City Test As Liverpool, Man Utd Bid To Keep Pace

A photo combination of Chelsea and Manchester City players.   Chelsea host Premier League champions Manchester City in a stiff test of the leaders’ title credentials on Saturday as Liverpool and Manchester United bid to keep pace with Thomas Tuchel’s side. The Blues look well-equipped to end the season as English champions for the first…
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Controversy trails alleged NYSC Kidnap advisory in pamphlet to Corp members –

Controversy is trailing an alleged advisory to Corp members serving across the country for the one year mandatory national service. The advisory urges Corp members to always inform their family members when they want to travel through specific high risk routes in other to have someone ready with ransom in case of abduction.   Pages…
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Five Dead In Fresh DR Congo Attack By Presumed Jihadists

The flag of DR Congo   Suspected jihadists in eastern DR Congo killed at least five people and kidnapped a Red Cross volunteer in attacks on a village and an army camp, a priest and officials said Friday. The attacks on Thursday evening were blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a group linked to…
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Women Elected Mayors In Morocco’s Leading Cities

A photo combination of Fatima Zahra Mansouri, Nabila Rmili and Asmaa Rhlalou   Morocco’s capital Rabat elected a woman as mayor for the first time on Friday, meaning three of the kingdom’s main cities are led by women following elections earlier this month. “It’s a historical day for the city of lights,” Asmaa Rhlalou, 52,…
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UN Secretary-General commends President Buhari

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for his leadership roles in Africa as well as the stabilization of the West African sub-region. The Secretary-General spoke in a meeting with the Nigerian President, at the sidelines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.…
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China Declares Crypto Transactions Illegal

In this file photo taken on February 06, 2018 A picture taken on February 6, 2018 shows a visual representation of the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, at the “Bitcoin Change” shop in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)s   China’s central bank on Friday said all financial transactions involving cryptocurrencies…
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IYC leaders step up pressure on Buhari to make Dikio PAP’s substantive coordinator

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Zonal chairmen of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide have insisted that their collective decision to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to make Col. Milland Dixon Dikio the substantive Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) is anchored on Dikio’s examplary performance.     The leaders under the auspices of IYC Chairmanship Forum…
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R. Kelly Jury Weighs Singer’s Fate After Grim Sex Crimes Testimony

A file photo of R Kelly.   Following 21 days of evidence including 50 witnesses and hours of searing testimony, jurors on Friday began considering whether internationally famous singer, R. Kelly orchestrated a sex crimes ring for nearly three decades. The case, delayed over a year by the pandemic, is seen as a landmark for…
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CAF did not ban Samson Siasia Stadium – Bayelsa Govt

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa   The Bayelsa State Government has denied reports that Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned pitch of the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa by ahead of the next home game of Bayelsa United against CS Sfaxien of Tunisia. The State Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Hon Daniel Baradei Igali in a…
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Buhari spent N8.9trn on infrastructure in 2020 – Osinbanjo

JOE EFFIONG, UYO Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the President Mohammedu Buhari led administration spent over N8.9trn on infraustural development in the 2020 fiscal year alone. Speaking on Friday in Uyo at the inauguration of 21-storey Smart Building constructed by Governor Udom Emmanuel administration, Prof.Osinbanjo said the smart building was complementary to the…
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Nigeria needs strong leadership – Wike

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt   Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that Nigeria needs strong leadership to tackle the enormous challenges bedeviling the nation.   He has also called for stronger ties among the various ethnic and religious groups, for the overall peace and unity in the country.   Governor Wike made the…
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ICPC arraigns PRODA DG for alleged N23.5m fraud

From Adanna Nnamani, Abuja The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned the Director-General of Project Development Institute (PRODA) Enugu, Engr. Dr. Charles Agulanna before Hon. Justice Buba Ibrahim of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, for allegedly committing procurement fraud. According to a statement by ICPC Spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka…
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NLC issues fresh warning to FG against electricity tariff hike

From Adanna Nnamani, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has on Friday, issued another warning to the federal government against disregarding their agreement on electricity tariff hike. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, in a statement, said that on September 28, 2020, the FGN-labour committee on electricity had reached a consensus which states that power distribution companies…
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Igarra-Ibillo-Lampese Road, Akoko-Edo L.G.A., Edo State In Dire Need Of Rehabilitation – Independent Television/Radio

Motorists and commuters plying Igarra – Ibillo – Lampese road in Akoko-Edo local government area, Edo State have decried the untold hardship they experience due to the failed portions that litter the road. Edo North bureau Chief MacDonald Irunokha has the details. www.youtube.com/itvradiong www.facebook.com/itvradiong This post was written by David Eshovo Musa and was first…
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Cholera: Ekiti discovers 5 suspected cases, raises the alarm over possible outbreak

From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti The Ekiti State Government, has discovered five suspected cases of cholera in Moba Local Government Area of the state, raised the alarm over possible outbreak of the killer disease These discoveries coincided with the outbreaks of cholera in 28 States of the federation, killing and afflicting many citizens. A statement in…
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Edo Police rearrests some suspects involved in the murder of Barr. Osabase Omo-Iyoha – Independent Television/Radio

Edo State Police Command has paraded five suspects involved in the murder of Barrister Osobase Omo-Iyoha, who was also buried in a shallow grave last year. Crime Correspondent, Wellington Akodeja reports that some of the suspects including Osasu Osadolor Afro involved in the crime, who escaped from Nigeria Correctional Center during the Endsars protest have…
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Medical Women Association of Nigeria Holds Free Medical Screening For Women – Independent Television/Radio

The Medical Women Association of Nigeria has organized a free cervical screening for women in Edo State as part of measures to strengthen the campaign against the deadly ailment ravaging women globally. Roseline Ebhoramen reports that the free medical screening exercise was held at CWFI Hall, Benin City. www.youtube.com/itvradiong www.facebook.com/itvradiong This post was written by…
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Fayemi appoints 3 GMs, 16 Executive Secretaries

From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has approved the appointments of three General Managers and 16 Executive Secretaries into the state civil service. A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, on Friday, in Ado-Ekiti, said the appointment was to further position the government for better service delivery. According…
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Residents enjoin to observe all non-pharmaceutical measures – Independent Television/Radio

The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki is to offset the Medical Bills of survivors of Sokponba road accident in Benin City. He stated this when he visited the victims at Edo Specialist hospital in the state capital. Government House Correspondent Patience Osarogiuwa has details. www.youtube.com/itvradiong www.facebook.com/itvradiong This post was written by David Eshovo…
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Protesting trailer drivers block all roads leading into Bida Town

Protesting trailer drivers block all roads leading into Bida Town | AIT LIVE Trailer drivers have blocked major roads leading into Bida town in Niger state. The protest was to allow the drivers with their heavy vehicles, to ply the Minna-Bida road still under construction. Also Read: Trucks and trailers block Kaduna eastern byepass by…
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F. G. Rolls Out Activities To Mark October 1 – Independent Television/Radio

The Federal Government has released the program of activities lined up to mark Nigeria at 61. Minister of information and culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave a breakdown of activities in a world press conference held at radio house in Abuja. Correspondent Osaruonamen Ibizugbe reports. www.youtube.com/itvradiong www.facebook.com/itvradiong This post was written by David Eshovo Musa and…
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Even at 100, I won’t be old fashioned, say Stella Daramola @50

  Femi Kayode Daramola, a retired naval officer of the Nigerian Navy did not spare anything when he decided to give his wife, Stella Bukola Daramola a special treat on her 50th birthday. The birthday bash held at the Navy Air Base, Navy Town, Ojo, last weekend, was an occasion full of pomp, glamour and…
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Court Jails Ugandan Govt Official,  Orders Him To Pay $5.4m

A file photo of a court gavel.   A Ugandan anti-corruption court Friday sentenced a government official to 40 years in prison and ordered him to pay $5.4 million in compensation for looting a donor-funded programme to help rebuild the country’s conflict-battered north. Godfrey Kazinda was accused of embezzling $26.4 million from a scheme funded…
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Bridges destroyed by Boko haram in Michika, Adamawa State Reconstructed

One of bridges at Kudzum, Dilchim and Wuro Ngayandi, in Madagali Local Government, blown up by the Bokoharam insurgents at the peak of the insurgency, to slow down the advancement of the Nigerian military, towards their hideout in Adamawa State twelve years ago, has been reconstructed. The bridges were destroyed at the peak of the…
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Pres. Buhari seeks debt cancellation for developing countries – Independent Television/Radio

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked world leaders to consider debt cancellation for developing countries. The president made the appeal in his speech at the 76th session of the UN general assembly. www.youtube.com/itvradiong www.facebook.com/itvradiong This post was written by David Eshovo Musa and was first published at www.itvradiong.com

DJ Cuppy unveils new business, Cuppy Cuts

Published 24 September 2021 Popular Nigerian disk jockey, Florence Otedola fondly known as DJ Cuppy has announced the launch of her new jewellery business, Cuppy Cuts. The entertainer made the announcement via her verified Instagram account. Cuppy, a daughter of Nigerian billionaire and business mogul, Femi Otedola, stated in the announcement that she would not…
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Algeria Ex-Presidential Candidate Jailed

A file photo of a court gavel.   An Algiers court on Thursday sentenced a former presidential candidate and retired general to four years in prison for undermining army morale, the official APS news agency reported. Ali Ghediri had said he would stand in Algeria’s April 2019 election against longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The ailing…
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Osinbajo commissions 21 story Dakkada Tower, commends Gov. Udom for developmental vision

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has commended the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, for his unwavering commitment to the development of the state. Osinbajo was in Akwa Ibom for the third time in six years and to celebrate the 34 years of the creation of State. Also Read: No Nigerian child will be…
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Anambra police meet stakeholders sue for peaceful November governorship election

Police in Anambra State, South East Nigeria, say they working towards achieving a violent free election in the November 6, 2021 governorship contests. The Commissioner of Police, Tony Olofu at separate meetings with the representatives of political parties, as well as the Farmers and Herders Committee, appealed for more support from key players in order…
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North Korean Leader’s Sister Demands South Drop ‘Hostile Policies’ – KCNA

File Photo of Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, March 2, 2019. JORGE SILVA / POOL / AFP   The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday said it was “admirable” of the South to…
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Women inter-faith Council harps on security in Nigeria at Kaduna peace rally

The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna Diocese, Matthew Ndagoso, says the much-desired peace and security in the country cannot be treated with kids gloves, if the country is to achieve stability. The Catholic Archbishop said this, during the peace rally of the Women Inter-faith Council, in Kaduna. Also Read: Bandits kill Reverend, 12 others, displace many…
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Merkel Urges Vote For ‘Stable’ Germany As Election Looms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the last rally of the conservative Christian Democratic Union CDU and its Bavarian sister-party Christian Social Union CSU in Munich, southern Germany, on September 24, 2021, ahead of the German federal election on September 26. Thomas KIENZLE / AFP   Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to elect her would-be…
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Ekiti raises alarm over possible outbreak of cholera

The Ekiti State government, has raised an alarm, over the discovery of five suspected cases of cholera in the Moba Local Government Area of the state, thereby making the state prone to a possible outbreak of the killer disease. In a statement in Ado Ekiti, on Friday, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Oyebanji Filani, said…
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Zamfara Police warn cyber cafe operators on illegally network installation

The Police in Zamfara State, have warned cyber cafe operators, against the installation of illegal networks, which criminal elements can use to communicate messages, that would threaten the security and safety of the state. The State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, gave the warning while parading 7 suspected criminals for different offences. Also Read: Zamfara…
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Rwanda Confirmed As Host Of 2025 World Cycling Championships

The pack rides during the Men U23 road race during the sixth day of the UCI World Championships Road Cycling Flanders 2021, in Leuven, on September 24, 2021. DIRK WAEM / BELGA / AFP   Cycling’s road race world championships will take place in Africa for the first time in 2025, with the sport’s governing…
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 Full text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Address at the 76th Session of UNGA in N/York .

“Mr President, “Let me, on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, congratulate you on your well-deserved election as President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. I would like to assure you of the full support and cooperation of the Nigerian delegation throughout your tenure. I would like to commend…
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‘I Need To Continue Working Hard’: Osimhen Pledges More After Sampdoria Brace

Osimhen is expected to lead Napoli’s push for the Serie A. Photo: Napoli website.   Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen says he is determined to do better following a stunning start to the season.  The Nigerian scored a brace as Napoli outclassed Sampdoria 4-0 in a Serie A game on Thursday evening to take his…
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We will not rest until peace is restored in Zamfara – State Government –

Zamfara State government says it will not rest on its oars until lasting peace is restored in all troubled it areas in the state The government also says it has no regret suspending telecommunication services, ban of weekly markets, sell of fuel in jerrycans among other measures aimed at curtailing the menace of Banditry and…
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Trial of Osun APC splinter group members begins Oct 22

From Lateef Dada, Osogbo A Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, has fixed October 2 for the commencement of trial of some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) splinter group, ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP). The defendants are, Caretaker Secretary of the APC in the State, Hon Rasaq Salinsile and former Chairman of the…
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Under-Pressure Koeman Gets Two Match Ban After Red Card

In this file photo taken on October 13, 2019 ex-Netherlands’ coach Ronald Koeman looks on prior to the Euro 2020 football qualification match between Belarus and the Netherlands in Minsk. Sergei GAPON / AFP   Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Friday escaped with the minimum two-match ban as punishment for his red card the previous…
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Joshua Vows To Knock Out Usyk

Renowned WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO champion, Anthony Joshua has vowed to “deliver” in his bout against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night. On the eve of their world heavyweight title showdown, Joshua has weighed in more than a stone heavier than the Ukranian. The much-anticipated fight has triggered comments from boxing enthusiast…
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Court orders remand of dismissed policeman over Monsurat Ojuade’s death

A Chief Magistrate Court in the Yaba area of Lagos has ordered the 30-day remand of a dismissed police sergeant, Samuel Phillips, pending the legal advice of the State’s Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). Sergeant Samuel Philips, who has been dismissed from the police force following the conclusion of his orderly room trial, was brought…
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Continue to support Gov. Emmanuel-Former Mins Etuk-Udo

Akwa Ibom people have been called upon to continue to support the the policies and programmes of the administration of Governor Udom Emmanuel, in the build up to the next electioneering period.The call was made in a congratulatory letter to Governor Emmanuel and the people of Akwa Ibom by a former Minister of State, Finance,…
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Shinkafi demands EFCC invitation

From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Executive Director of a pressure group, Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPSD), Dr Abdulahi Shinkafi, has refuted the report that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) invited him over allegations of N1 billion fraud. In a statement he issued in Abuja on Friday, Shinkafi explained…
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Why I ended my three-year relationship before BBNaija – Saga

Published 24 September 2021 Big Brother Shine Ya Eye housemate, Saga, has revealed that he ended his three-year relationship before the show because though he tried his best, the relationship did not work. Saga said this during his Diary Session with Big Brother on Friday, day 62 of the show. When Biggie asked him if…
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#ENDSARS: Lagos Panel Awards ₦19.2m To Six Petitioners

Members of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution. (File Photo)   The Lagos State Judicial Panel on restitution for victims of SARS related abuses and other matters sitting in Lagos on Friday awarded a total sum of ₦19.2 million to six petitioners for the infringement on their fundamental right to life and…
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Ekiti raises alarm over possible cholera outbreak, heightens surveillance

Published 24 September 2021 The Ekiti State Government has raised the alarm over a possible cholera outbreak in some local government areas of the state. The Health Commissioner, Dr Oyebanji Filani, said that the state’s Ministry of Health had consequently heightened cholera surveillance to pick up early on any suspected case in a bid to…
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Solskjaer Blames Klopp For Man Utd Getting Fewer Penalties

File photo combination of Klopp and Solskjaer   Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Manchester United are being given less penalties since Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp questioned the number of spot-kicks awarded to the Old Trafford outfit. Solskjaer was furious after Cristiano Ronaldo was denied two strong appeals for a spot-kick in a 2-1 win at West…
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I Am Ready For Drug Test – Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh says she is ready for drug test, which her ex-lover, Prince Kpokpogri asked her to do. This development by the celebrity was disclosed in response to the demand by Kpokpogri that she should take a drug test.  Kpokpogri did not only told her to go for a drug test, but disclosed…
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Court Orders Remand Of Dismissed Policeman Over Monsurat Ojuade’s Death

A file photo of a court gavel.   A Chief Magistrate Court in the Yaba area of Lagos has ordered the 30-day remand of a dismissed police sergeant, Samuel Phillips, pending the legal advice of the State’s Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) Sergeant Samuel Philips, who has been dismissed from the police force following the…
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