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Customs intercepts N1.1bn worth of Marijuana

By Chiazo Ogbolu The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Western Marine Command, says it intercepted 232 sacks of marijuana worth N1.1bn between July and September, this year. The Acting Area Comptroller, DC Enonche Ochiba, told a media conference in Lagos, on Friday, that used foreign shoes, second-hand clothing, Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), foreign Rice, hard drugs…
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UN Chief Guterres sends message to Buhari

By Ismaila Chafe Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership roles in Africa as well as stabilization of the West African sub-region. In a statement by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, the Secretary-General made the commendation at the sidelines of the 76th Session of the United…
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Toyin Amuzu Foundation to hold first football tournament

The Toyin Amuzu Foundation is set to hold a football tournament for youths in the Abeokuta South area of Ogun State. This is part of its efforts to enhance youth development in Ogun state. Chairman and Founder of the Foundation, Chief Toyin Amuzu who disclosed this to newsmen in Abeokuta, said this first edition of…
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Shocker: Lagos debtor Alozie tied to stake over N4.6m debt rescued

A young creditor identified as Oluchi Okoye aka PACA has been arrested by policemen attached to the Denton Police Station for tying his debtor, Reuben Alozie, to a stake over unpaid N4.6m debt. A statement issued by the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the suspect tied the victim to a stick with…
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Sanwo-Olu charges religious leaders on positive national orientation

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has called on religious leaders in the country to engage Nigerians on the importance of building strong family ties and proper child upbringing for a better nation. Speaking on Friday at a Special Jumaat to commemorate the 61st National Independence at the Lagos State Secretariat Community Central Mosque, Alausa,…
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U.S. clears Haitian migrant camp at Del Rio

By Agency Reports An impromptu border camp has been emptied of thousands of Haitian migrants, a county judge in Texas said on Friday. Hundred of the migrants were sent home via deportation flights or transported to Mexico. Val Verde County Judge Lewis Owens, who has been keeping tabs on the number of people in the…
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Ogu, who escaped from Edo prison goes naked, poos on road

By Jethro Ibileke/Benin Officials of Edo State Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV), have arrested one Chinedu Ogu, a fugitive who escaped from the Oko maximum-security Correctional center, Benin City, during the #EndSARS protest that rocked the country last year. The arrest was carried out in conjunction with police operatives in the State. Ogu, who was in…
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Bolsonaro’s son, 2 cabinet members contract COVID-19

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s son and two members of his cabinet said on Friday that they had tested positive for COVID-19. This raised Bolsonaro’s close aides with COVID-19 to four, since his trip to the United Nations. Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina, Solicitor General Bruno Bianco and Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro all confirmed their diagnoses via social…
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PPF takes forefront in Dubai spelling bee competition

One of the Non-Governmental Organizations, NGO’s that has been contributing and impacting society is Peat Phillips Foundation, PPF, through education and foundational processes of children in their academic uplifting. Peat Philips Foundation is the organizer of the Spelling Bee in Nigeria, and the current edition is the 8th season of the annual educational competition being…
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Manchester City target Mbappe “at any cost”

Manchester City have joined the race for Paris Saint Germain star Kylian Mbappe, with instructions by the club’s owner to sign him at any cost. Madrid had been the frontrunner to sign the World Cup winner and almost did until PSG rejected their three bids for the winger, whose contract expires next June. Now Madrid…
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BBnaija: Angel reveals she has crush on RMD

BBnaija housemate Angel has revealed that she has a crush on Nollywood star, Richard Mofe-Damijo. Angel said this on Thursday night when housemates played a game of questions and answers and she was asked who her celebrity crush was. She revealed liking the 60-year-old actor despite just being 21-year-old. Angel happens to be the most…
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Rwanda to host cycling world championship, first time in Africa

Cycling’s road race world championships will take place in Rwanda in 2025, the first time in Africa. The sport’s governing body, the UCI, rubber-stamped Rwanda’s candidacy on Friday. “The UCI Road World Championship is a big cycling tournament that attracts 5,000 cyclists and over 20,000 delegates”, reported New Times of Rwanda. Rwanda enjoys a healthy…
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28 suspected internet fraudsters captured in Enugu, Anambra

The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday arrested 28 suspected internet fraudsters. Seventeen (17) of the suspects were arrested in Awka, Anambra State while 11 others were arrested in Enugu, Enugu State, following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet fraud. The suspects are: Afam Onu, Frank…
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Boko Haram terrorists shift to Nigeria’s northwest: Military sources

The suspicions that the gunmen operating in Nigeria’s north western states of Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, Katsina and Sokoto are terrorists and not bandits are now being confirmed by the military. Both Governors Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna and Abubakar Sani Bello of Nigeria had both called the assumed bandits terrorists. Now, some military insiders have spoken…
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Pro-Buhari supporters storm street in New York (Photos)

Supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari stormed the street of New York where the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly is going on on Friday. The pro-Buhari supporters were armed with placards, some of which read: “One Nigeria, one destiny,” “Thank you for the infrastructure,” “Thank you for the Petroleum Industry Act,” Thank you…
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Buhari’s carnival of shame in US just like Abacha era

By Emmanuel Ogebe On the streets of New York as world leaders are resuming in person assembly at the United Nations after missing it last year for the first time ever, Nigeria is funding a carnival of shame instead. Kudos to Buhari for creating employment for Americans with Nigeria’s hard currency ($1=570). Allegedly paid $50…
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Orji Kalu salutes Rashidi Ladoja at 77

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has congratulated former Governor of Oyo State, Sen. Rashidi Ladoja at 77, describing him as a consummate politician and statesman. Kalu, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, acknowledged Ladoja’s contributions to the social, economic and political development of Oyo State and Nigeria in general. While extolling…
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Borussia Dortmund eye Anthony Martial to replace Erling Haaland

Borussia Dortmund have lined up Manchester United forward Anthony Martial as a potential replacement for Erling Haaland who could leave the club in 2022. Martial has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last month. He has also failed to impress lately after starting as centre forward in…
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AfDB approves policy for victims of bank-financed operations

By Temitope Ponle The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a new policy framework for the Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM). IRM provides individuals or communities who are adversely affected by bank-financed operations with an independent mechanism through which they can raise their concerns. They can also seek redress and…
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Sultan urges striking doctors to embrace dialogue

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged the striking members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to call off their ongoing strike and embrace dialogue. Abubakar III made the call during the opening ceremony of the 20th Conference of the National Pediatric Surgeons of Nigeria (APSON) on Friday in Sokoto.…
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How my mother died of stomach pain: Actress Nkechi Blessing mourns

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing has lamented the death of her mother from just a stomach pain five days to her birthday which she planned to mark in a big way. The actress took to her Instagram page on Friday to pour out her frustration following her mother’s death. She wrote: “My greatest fear💔 Mummy, you…
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BBNaija housemates make wild revelation about celebrity crush, sex fantasies

Big Brother Naija housemates made wild revelations about their celebrity crushes and sexual fantasies with other celebrities in the entertainment industry. They made the revelation while playing a game of question and answer on Thursday night. Emmanuel during the game said he would like to have a relationship with Nollywood star, Nancy Isime. He said…
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Lagos moves to equip youths with requisite knowledge, skills for nation building

In line with its policy of inclusivity, the Lagos State Government has organised a leadership capacity building workshop for youths across the State. The two-day programme tagged “Transformational Leadership Training for the Young Leaders” with the aim to equip youths with requisite knowledge and skills for nation building was held across the three Senatorial Districts…
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Photos: AJ, Usyk weigh-in, face-off ahead of Saturday clash

Ahead of their heavyweight match on Saturday, Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk went face to face in an intense stare-down. The face-off followed the weigh-in and unveiling of musclebound physiques for their world heavyweight title fight. Joshua weighed a solid 17st 2lbs (240lbs) while Usyk was at his heaviest ever at 15st 11lbs (221lbs). After…
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What Buhari told World leaders at UNGA (Full text)

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE GENERAL DEBATE OF THE 76TH SESSION OF UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY Friday, 24TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 NEW YORK, USA Protocols: Mr. President, Let me, on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, congratulate you on your well-deserved election as President…
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Messi ruled out of PSG’s match against Montpellier

Ligue 1 club on Friday said Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Paris St Germain’s match against Montpellier FC on Saturday due to a bone bruising injury. Messi suffered a knock on his left knee, and an MRI scan earlier confirmed signs of a bone contusion. He missed PSG’s 2-1 victory at Metz on…
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At UN, Sunday Dare insists youth entrepreneurship is key to employment

Speaking at a side high-level event organized by Cape Verde, Nigeria and France, Mr Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports, on Thursday, rallied governments, international organizations and the private sector to urgently provide credit and access to soft loans to youth-led businesses. According to him, therein lies the solution to lift the youth…
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Lagos Police break silence: ‘How CSP Abonde was killed by hoodlums’

The Lagos State Police Command has broken its silence over Thursday’s brutal murder of a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Kazeem Sumonu Abonde in Ajao Estate area. Pandemonium ensued when hoodlums and okada riders reportedly attacked police officers that had gone to the area on a raid of black spots and enforce okada restriction. A…
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Lightning strikes 4 family members dead

Four people from the same family were killed by lightning on Lake Victoria’s Bumbile Island in Tanzania’s Northwestern District of Muleba in Kagera Region, an official said on Friday. Muleba District Commissioner, Thoba Nguvilla told a news conference that the family were hit by lightning while they were asleep on Thursday night. He said that…
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NNPC Records Crude Oil, Gas Sales of $219.75m in May

  …Posts ₦295.72bn from Sale of Petroleum Products The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it recorded a total crude oil and gas export sales of $219.75m in May 2021, representing 180.29% increase on sales from the previous month of April 2021.This is contained in the May 2021 edition of the NNPC Monthly Financial and…
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How content creation, skits changed my life – Ironside Aghogho

Instagram sensation and content creator, Charles Aghogho, popularly known as ‘Ironside’ has revealed how his life changed since he ventured into digital content creation, saying seeing how much people love and appreciate what he does made the journey more interesting. Charles Aghogho is the founder and CEO of ‘Ironside Escrow Service PTY and Ironside Foundation…
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Osun at 30: Akeredolu, Akande, Oyinlola, Alaafin, others grace anniversary awards

Prominent Nigerians from all walks of life, on Thursday, converged in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, to felicitate with the government and people of Osun, as the State concluded its 30th-anniversary celebration with awards presented to distinguished citizens. The event had in attendance former and sitting governors across Nigeria, including Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi…
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Ohanaeze condemns Lt. Chuka Anele, thanks Nigerian Army

The Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, an apex Igbo socio-cultural group, on Friday condemned Lt. Chuka Anele for dehumanizing Ms. Ezeiruka Fidelis, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Calabar. The group described the action of Lt. Chuka Anele in the 13 Brigade, Calabar, as unprofessional. The Igbo cultural organisation thanked the Nigerian Army…
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7 types of BBNaija fans during voting season

The BBNaija Shine Ya Eye season is gradually winding up with only two weeks left in the game. Each year, BBNaija fans and viewers come up with fan base names and titles to support their favourite housemates. With no SMS voting this year, viewers are doing their best to ensure their favourite housemates survive the…
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Buhari addresses the UN General Assembly today

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to address the 76th Session of the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday. The Nigerian leader would deliver his address around 9 am (2pm Nigerian time) to other world leaders during the morning session. Buhari will speak to the…
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I know how you feel: Ebenezer Obey’s message to Sunny Ade

Music icon and Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, MFR, has commiserated with fellow legend, Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, fondly called Sunny Ade or KSA, over the death of his wife, Risikat. This is contained in a statement signed by the General Manager, Obey Music Group, Mr. Tunji Odunmbaku, and made available to newsmen on Friday. Obey-Fabiyi described…
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German millionaires move assets to Switzerland ahead of election

Agency Report A potential lurch to the left in Germany’s election on Sunday is scaring millionaires into moving assets into Switzerland, bankers and tax lawyers said. The rich are scared that the reintroduction of a wealth tax and a tightening of inheritance tax could be on the political agenda, if the the centre-left Social Democrats…
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Hawker Salle will be Nigeria’s new music star [Videos]

A 17 year-old Nigerian girl simply called Salle will be Nigeria’s next music star. The girl who earns a living by hawking was accidentally discovered in Owerri. And she has a winning mesmerising vocal that is the stuff of stars. According to reports, she already got calls from Rihanna and Christiane Amanpour who wants her…
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Economy: NESLAI sends important message to Buhari

New Era for Sustainable Leadership and Accountability Initiative (NESLAI) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to replace the non-performing heads of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies to rescue the country from the current economic woes. Mr Edwin Femi, the Executive Director of NESLAI, made the call at a news conference on Thursday, in Abuja. Femi said that…
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Precious Chikwendu sues Fani-Kayode, IGP; demands N800m

Precious Chikwendu, the estranged wife of the infamous former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to seek the enforcement of her fundamental rights. Precious claimed that she is fearful of her life, alleging that Fani-Kayode had been bragging that he could do anything to her and nothing would…
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EFCC secures 978 convictions – P.M. News

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Thursday disclosed that the Commission has so far recorded 978 convictions in 2021. He made this disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute, Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi at Jabi, Abuja. Bawa, who said he was…
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Buhari showed forgiveness, mercy in allowing Fani-Kayode back to APC – Presidency

The presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrated forgiveness and mercy in allowing former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode to return to APC. Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in his weekly write-up said despite what Fani-Kayode did in calling Buhari, his family and his allies unprintable names, he still forgave him and allowed him back into…
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2 dead, Abuja, Lagos, Anambra lead COVID-19 cases

Nigeria recorded two new COVID-19 deaths on Thursday as the death toll crept to 2,668, the NCDC announced. According to NCDC data, 17 states accounted for the 433 cases logged for the day. Overall confirmed cases have now jumped to 203,514. The Federal Capital of Abuja led the infections chart, recording 191 cases and beating…
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FAAC shares N696B to FG, states, councils for August

By Temitope Ponle The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared N696.965 billion as federation allocation for August, far less than the N760.717 billion shared in July. Mr Oshundun Olajide, Deputy Director (Information), Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning said the August meeting of the committee was held virtually on Wednesday. Out of the…
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Verve partners NIMC to improve national identity management

Africa’s leading payment cards & token business, Verve has thrown its support behind the Federal Government’s efforts to create a robust digitization framework for comprehensive identity management for Nigerians. The Nigerian government ramped up its digital identity management campaign to ensure a proper and foolproof identification system, as obtained in most countries across the globe.…
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Koeman’s sack imminent as 10-man Barcelona draw at Cadiz

Ronald Koeman’s departure from Camp Nou became more imminent Thursday after his 10-man Barcelona side were held to a 0-0 draw by Cadiz at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla. The embattled coach was even dismissed in the dying seconds for dissent after Sergio Busquets had kicked a second ball that was on the pitch into an opposition…
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Gabby Petito: FBI issues arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie

The FBI has formally issued an an arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of hiker Gabby Petito found dead on Sunday. The agency announced the warrant Thursday, following Laundrie’s indictment on federal charges in connection with Gabby’s death. Laundrie is charged with one count of use of unauthorized access devices — namely a Capital…
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Toyin Abraham, Iyabo Ojo, Macaroni, others star in Okirika

Popular Yoruba filmmaker Muka Ray has enlisted Toyin Abraham, Ini Edo, Iyabo Ojo, Mr Macaroni and others in his forthcoming comedy series titled ‘Okirika’. The original comedy series is based on the rowdy yet dramatic, sometimes hilarious market for used wears. The movie was unveiled on Wednesday at a Lagos event which united prominent actors…
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Khadija Patel elected IPI executive board chair

Khadija Patel, the head of programmes for the International Fund for Public Interest Media has been elected as the 35th chair of the International Press Institute (IPI)‘s global Executive Board. “I’m honoured to be entrusted with this position”, said Patel, who was also the former editor-in-chief of South Africa’s Mail & Guardian newspaper. “ I…
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ICYMI: Court orders release of detained IPOB woman Ngozi Umeadi

*Police also slammed with N50m aggravated damages * Ordered to issue a public apology to Umeadi in 2 papers Justice Modupe Osho-Adebiyi of the Federal High Court, Gudu Abuja has ordered the Inspector General of Police to release Mrs. Ngozi Umeadi, detained since February for being a member of IPOB. Justice Adebiyi declared Ngozi Umeadi’s…
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CrazeClown set to wed fiancée Jojo

Popular Instagram comedian, Emmanuel Iwueke popularly known as CrazeClown, is set to wed Jojo, his fiancée, and mother of his child. The entertainer shared the news in a post on his Instagram page, indicating that the wedding would take place this year. But he did not reveal the exact date. “Found somebody to dance with.…
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Updated: Memphis mass shooter commits suicide, 13 injured

A mass shooter reported at a Kroger supermarket in Collierville, a suburb east of Memphis, Tennessee, the United States, has taken his own life. This was after shooting 13 people, some bearing serious wounds. Police authorities said the suspected shooter died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to the Collierville police, 12 of the…
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Okada riders on rampage at Lagos Airport Road, shoot policeman dead

Okada riders went on rampage on Thursday evening around Ajao Estate on Airport Road in Lagos, shooting a policeman dead and injuring others. The okada riders also vandalised a police van in the area in the mayhem that ensued. It was gathered that policemen from the Lagos Police Command had gone to the area to…
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Police arrest 3 church thieves, 4 South West highway robbers

The Police in Abuja have arrested three suspects who specialised in robbing places of worship in the Federal Capital Territory. The police statement signed by Commissioner Frank Mba identified two of the suspects. One was Monday Akawu, ‘m’ 39yrs, who impersonates personnel of the Nigerian Army to enable the gang move the stolen items to…
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50 Notorious criminals busted, 13 AK-47 rifles, others recovered (Photos)

The Nigeria Police Force says its men have arrested 50 notorious criminal suspects with assorted rifles and 2,720 ammunition of different calibre. The suspects were paraded on Thursday in Abuja. Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba said the notorious criminal suspects were arrested for their involvement in different crimes, including kidnapping, banditry, unlawful possession…
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BBNaija: Who joins Liquorose, Emmanuel and Cross in the finals?

By Nehru Odeh The die is cast and fans are making last minute efforts voting to save their favourite BBNaija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ housemates already up for eviction – Whitemoney, Pere, Angel, Nini, Saga and Queen. Indeed, today is the last chance fans have to cast their votes and save their favourite housemates from possible…
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Nollywood actress Nkechi Blessing loses mum

Popular Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing, has lost her mother. Toyin Abraham announced the development on Thursday via her verified Instagram page. “We just lost mama Nkechi @nkechiblessingsunday MUM. Please put us in your prayers,” the actress wrote. The news comes days after Nkechi Blessing arrived in Lagos to take a photoshoot with her mum and…
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Global Citizen partners Lagos Govt, Access Bank, to host live event

The international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, supported by the Lagos State Government and Africa’s leading retail bank, Access Bank, is set to hold a 24-hour live broadcast on 25 September, 2021. The events and performances will be filmed across six continents aimed at uniting the world, defending the planet and defeating poverty. Global Citizen Live…
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Callix Obinna wins Fayrouz challenge

Nigeria’s premium soft drink, Fayrouz has announced Callix Obinna as the winner of the grand prize of N50,000 for its recently concluded Dine With Fayrouz challenge. The challenge, which is a part of its ongoing #FayrouzForEveryOccasion campaign, kicked off on Wednesday, 1 September 2021, on select social media platforms with participants posing with their meal…
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Foote U.S. envoy to Haiti quits, blasts Biden amid migrants crisis

Daniel Foote, the U.S. special envoy to Haiti has resigned in protest in a letter that blasted the Biden administration for expelling hundreds of migrants back home. The expelled Haitians were picked from a camp on the U.S.-Mexican border in recent days. Daniel Foote, a career diplomat named to his post in July, said conditions…
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Faces of captured abductors of 121 Kaduna school students

The Nigeria Police Force on Thursday paraded three of the suspected kidnappers of 121 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, Kaduna. They were paraded along with 47 other notorious criminals and kidnappers in Abuja on Thursday. Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba said notable among the cases was the arrest of three…
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Oduah pledges to deliver Anambra North for APC

Senator Stella Oduah, representing Anambra North Senatorial Zone has promised to deliver her domain to the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the coming governorship election in the state. The Senator made the pledge while speaking at the APC leaders and stakeholders meeting in Awka. She pledged to work to ensure the victory of her party…
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Slimcase teams up with Daisy on ‘Eze Ego’

Nigerian singer, Oluwafemi Oladapo Oke-Eko also known as Slimcase has dished out another danceable and this time an African cultural tune titled ‘Eze Ego’. The Otunba Lamba on the new song, ‘Ibo’ translation of ‘King of Money’,  featured fast-rising African rapper Daisy. Eze Ego which is filled with epic Igbo cultural vibes that are well…
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Anthony Joshua expresses confidence defeating Usyk during face off

Boxing champion, Anthony Joshua has expressed confidence he would defeat challenger, Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday when they fight for his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight championships. He said this on Thursday during the press conference before the game and face-off with the Ukrainian. “You always aim to prepare for a 12-round fight but hope to…
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Jazzman Olofin, Gabriel Afolayan drops “Friends”

By Daniels Ekugo Jazzman Olofin, onetime X Appeal band member has upped the ante with the release of yet another hip-hop banger titled Friends in collaboration with a movie star — Gabriel Afolayan. Friends is a hiphop song seasoned and flavoured with highlife. The feel-good-song dedicates lines and hook to the themes of friendship, togetherness…
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How I managed a struggling career – Dancehall singer Blackface

Nigerian dancehall singer, Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo popularly known as Blackface Naija, has revealed how he has managed a struggling career despite writing chart-topping songs and receiving negative criticisms from the media. The former member of the now-defunct Plantashun Boiz group spoke about his career in an interview with host and co-founder of Joy Inc. Chude…
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VAT war: PNG backs Southern Governors’ position

The Convener of Pro-Nigeria Group (PNG), Mr. Lai Omotola, has broken silence on the Value Added Tax, VAT war going on currently between the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, and the Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti, and Akwa-Ibom States. This post was written by Kazeem Ugbodaga and was first published at pmnewsnigeria.com

Osinbajo has provided excellent leadership, says El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has praised the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, noting that, he has provided excellent leadership as chairman of National Economic Council, NEC. El-Rufai who appeared on a special edition of Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday said even governors from opposition parties commended him for his leadership.…
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Attack on Buhari: ‘Northern Elders’ Forum myopic, don’t speak for North’ 

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has lambasted the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) for its criticisms and falsehood against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group, in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, noted that the group’s Director of Publicity and Advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed had said that Nigerians were…
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Sunday Dare threatens to sue Sahara Reporters for N5b

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Akin Dare, has threatened to sue Sahara Reporters to court for N5 billion over its publication of 20 September 2021 on him. Dare’s lawyer, Bayo Ayenakin, wrote that the online news medium  “alleged and stated that our client while serving as the Executive Commissioner of the…
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Lagos collaborates with UK Govt on urban development

The Lagos State Government in collaboration with Government of the United Kingdom, through the Future Cities Programme, developed Urban Renewal Guidelines for the State. These Guidelines adopted a participatory, community led approach and advance strategies for resettlement, slum upgrading, regeneration, redevelopment and public private partnerships to be implemented starting with a pilot, results of which…
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Early morning raid: EFCC busts 21 suspected internet fraudsters in Abia

Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 21 suspected internet fraudsters in an early morning sting operation in Umuahia, Abia State. The suspects are: Orji John Chika; Stanley Chukwkreka; Torti Nnana; Chukwuebuka Onwuegbu; Anyanwu Emmanuel Gideon; Obioma David; Inadinma Daniel; Ohakwe Joseph; Oburu Emmanuel, Justin…
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Why I dumped Prince Kpokpogri: Tonto Dikeh opens up

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has given reasons she dumped her politician ex-boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri. Dikeh, in an Instagram post in which she released an audio, said she dumped Kpokpogri after listening to leaked voice note between Kpokpogri and one Merit. She said her ex-boyfriend’s real name is Joseph Egbri and that Prince Kpokpogri was a…
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Utomi debunks rumours of new party formation

Professor Patrick Utomi has debunked rumors that he and some other people are forming a political party called Rescue Nigeria Project (RNP) to rival the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC). The political economist spoke on Thursday on the sidelines of a press conference announcing winners of the Year 2020 Zik…
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Delta variant shoots up U.S. jobless claims

The number of Americans applying for jobless claims rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, higher than the pre-pandemic level of 220,000. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims rose by 16,000 from the previous week. It was a sign that the delta variant of the COVID-19 may be…
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Katsina pilgrims board makes N768.9m Hajj refunds

The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board has refunded N768.9 million to 599 intending pilgrims for 2020 and 2021 Hajj in the state. The Executive Director of the board, Alhaji Suleiman Kuki, disclosed this on Thursday in Katsina. Saudi Arabia authorities had cancelled the 2021 Hajj for foreign pilgrims due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kuki said…
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Shehu of Borno backs reintegration of repentant terrorists

Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, the Shehu of Borno has approved the reintegration of repentant terrorists into the society. The monarch described it as a welcome development as long as it ushers in lasting peace. He said this on Wednesday at the launch of the campaign in support of reconciliation and reintegration of…
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Kudirat Alao Aka-Bashorun’s wife is dead

Kudirat Aka-Bashorun, the wife of the late activist and former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Alao Aka-Bashorun, has died at the age of 75. She died on Wednesday 22 September 2021. Dipo Aka-Bashorun announced her death in a statement he signed on behalf of the family. The statement reads: “On behalf of the family of…
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Yahaya Bello swears in new chief judge Olorunfemi

Governor Yahaya Bello on Thursday swore in Justice Richard.O. Olorunfemi as the fifth Chief Judge of Kogi State. At the swearing-in ceremony, the Governor admonished Justice Olorunfemi, to uphold the dispensation of justice without fear or favour. Bello also swore in Justice Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman as the President of, Customary Court of Appeal. Justice…
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American firm takes over Italian football club Genoa

American private equity fund 777 Partners have bought Italian football club Genoa for around 150 million euros ($175 million). The club which previously belonged to Italian businessman Enrico Preziosi announced the takeover in a post on its social media handle. Upon Genoa’s takeover by the American firm, Enrico ends his 18-year ownership of Italy’s oldest…
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APC mourns Chief Reuben Animola

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ondo State Chapter, mourns the death of one of its stalwarts, Chief Reuben Animola. Mr Steve Otaloro, the state APC Director of Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Akure. “We received with heavy hearts, the passing on of Animola, an APC chieftain in Ose Local…
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Tonto Dikeh replies Kpokpogri, makes shocking revelation

Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh has replied to her ex-boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri who filed a lawsuit against her and the Department of State Services (DSS). Prince Kpokpogri demanded the sum of N10,000,000,000 (Ten Billion Naira) as compensation for the mental trauma, emotional stress and severe damage caused him due to the invitation extended to him by…
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PDP demands resignation, prosecution of CBN gov. Emefiele

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded the immediate resignation and prosecution of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele. The party said this was necessitated by the allegations by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he superintended over massive looting of funds in the CBN. The statement released on Thursday…
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Kayode Ajulo: Fani-Kayode’s admission to APC a symbolic presidential amnesty

Dr. Kayode Ajulo, a legal practitioner, has described Mr Femi Fani – Kayode’s (FFK) admission into the APC as a ‘symbolic presidential amnesty’, considering his past attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari. Ajulo said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, against the backdrop of FFK’s recent defection to the APC. He said the APC…
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2023: Count me out of new party formation, Sen. Maeba speaks

Sen. Lee Maeba, former chairman of, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources, has dissociated himself from a purported plan to float a new political party ahead of the 2023 general elections. Maeba made the clarification in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, while reacting to a report on the inaugural caucus meeting of the Rescue Nigeria…
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Wizkid, Omah Lay lead AFRIMA 2021 nominations

Nigeria’s Wizkid, Omah Lay have secured nominations for the 2021 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). This was disclosed today by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA). The shortlist was from over 8,880 songs submitted for adjudication and features over 400 songs from artists in the 30…
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COVID-19 pandemic has reversed progress on many fronts, says FAO

By Cecilia Ologunagba/New York COVID-19 pandemic undermined decades of development efforts, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The new report coincides with this week’s UN Food Systems Summit, which aims to raise global awareness and spur actions to transform food systems, eradicate hunger, reduce diet-related diseases and heal the…
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Namibian genocide: Anger over Germany’s $1.3B reparation offer

Agency Reports Namibian opposition lawmakers have criticised a 1.1 billion euro ($1.3 billion) compensation offer from Germany for its 1904-1908 genocide in the country and called on the government to renegotiate terms. Namibia’s government said in May that Germany had agreed to fund projects over 30 years to atone for killings and property seizures more…
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You’re a liar: Buhari Media Organisation replies Edwin Clark

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has accused prominent Niger Delta leader, Pa Edwin Clark of deliberately conflating issues on the proposed naval base in Kano. The Buhari organization made the accusation in reaction to the open letter released by Edwin Clark. The group said Clark released the letter in order to divert attention from his…
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30 dead in health workers strike

Agency Reports More than 30 people have died because a health workers’ strike in Guinea-Bissau has paralysed the healthcare system, a spokesperson for the nurses’ union said on Wednesday. The boycott over working conditions, pay and other issues began on Monday in the small West African nation where chronically under-equipped hospitals and clinics have long…
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More trouble looms for Sunday Igboho: Malami speaks

By Cecilia Ologunagba The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has revealed that fresh charges may be filed against Yoruba secessionist agitator, Sunday Igboho. This came after the judgment of Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages to Igboho. The judge, Ladiran Akintola, awarded the money as…
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(BBNaija)Nini’s back: Detective Pere busts Biggie’s game, alerts Saga

BBNaija housemate Pere may have busted Big Brother’s grand return surprise by discovering just when Nini returned to the house. Biggie had earlier tasked Nini to silently exit the House for 24 hours. This twist left housemates bewildered as it is unusual for a housemate to leave the house except through eviction or voluntary exit.…
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2023: Jega, Utomi, others team up against APC, PDP, unveil RNP

Prominent Nigerians including a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, and a political economist, Professor Pat Utomi, will on November 1 unveil a mega political movement labeled Rescue Nigeria Project. This was confirmed in a communique, jointly signed by Dr. Usman Bugaje, and former Governor of Kwara, Abdulfatah Ahmed. The communique…
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Covid-19: Nigeria’s infections hit 203,081

By Abujah Racheal The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded an additional 377 new infections, raising the country’s COVID-19 cases to 203,081. NCDC disclosed on Thursday morning via its official website. This indicated a decrease from the 513 cases reported on Tuesday. The agency noted that 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory…
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Mukherjee Hussaini’s death a huge loss to Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the Presiding Justice of the Kano Division of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mukhtar Mukherjee Hussaini. The president made his feelings known via a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, late Wednesday night. He said: “Justice Hussain’s passing…
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Reckless comments of Baba-Ahmed, others on 2023 Presidency

By Fredrick Nwabufo Power. It excites and incites. It can excite hope and strength, or incite tension, hate and bitterness. Why should the regional background of the next president be a vexatious issue, evoking threats and recriminations? Why should brothers be at daggers drawn with each other over the geography of power? What happened to…
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Buhari meets Queen Maxima, explains his priority

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday told Maxima Zorreguieta, Queen of The Netherlands why his administration prioritized the provision of infrastructure. Their meeting was on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly In New York. Buhari said he knew the limitation of government, hence his bias for infrastructure. “Without infrastructure, development would be limited, so we…
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Osinbajo to inaugurate projects in Akwa Ibom Friday

By Sunday Bassey Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected in Akwa Ibom on Friday to inaugurate some projects as part of activities commemorating the 34th anniversary of the creation of the state. Mr Ini Ememobong, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, made this known at a press briefing held at the NUJ Press Centre, Uyo,…
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Lagos announces traffic diversion in Yaba for Red Line Rail

By Aisha Cole/Lagos The Lagos State Government has announced diversion of traffic from Yaba for the first phase of the construction of the Red line railway project. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said the diversion would last for three months from midnight of Friday, 1 Oct. 2021 to 1 Jan. 2022. “Motorists heading…
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West Ham knock out Man United from Carabao Cup

Manchester United are out of the Carabao Cup, knocked out at Old Trafford by West Ham. A goal by striker Manuel Lanzini in the 9th minute settled the match. It was a revenge of sort as Manchester also narrowly beat West Ham at home at the weekend in the Premier League, with a winner by…
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