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Joshua v Usyk: There is no game plan, I just want to win

ANTHONY JOSHUA and Oleksandr Usyk went face to face in an intense stare-down after unveiling 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). Their fascinating collision for the IBF, WBA and WBO belts is on Saturday night…
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Pros to play for N2m at Nigeria Cup Golf Tournament

By Taiwo ALIMI THIRTY professional golfers drawn from Lagos golf clubs will be playing for N2million in the 2021 Nigeria Cup Golf Tournament which tees off on Monday. Chairman, Ikoyi Golf Community Nigeria Association (IGCNA) Wahab Aminu-Sarumi said caddies will tee of the event on Monday, September 27, while ladies will take their turn on…
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Lobi Stars appoints Shav Academy director

By Uja EMMANUEL, Makurdi COACH Aondona Shav, has been appointed as Director of Academy, Lobi Stars Football Club of Makurdi. Coach Shav, is an experience Youth Football coach of many years experience. He has natured many youths football players to stardom. Since coming on board ,the vice chairman of Lobi stars  football club Makurdi, Mr.…
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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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Raducanu splits with coach after US Open win

BRITISH number one Emma Raducanu has split with the coach who guided her to a first major title at the US Tennis Open. Andrew Richardson was hired for the summer tournaments in the United States, which ended with the 18-year-old’s improbable victory in New York. Raducanu had entered the tournament as a qualifier, and the…
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Thumbs up for troops in war against terror

By Vincent Akanmode Perhaps for the first time since he was sworn in as Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle did a gig about three weeks ago. It was a rare spectacle as he posed for photographs with troops and others in celebratory mood after another in the series of victories recorded by the army against…
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NMA, affiliates meet October 2 to decide on strike notice to FG

By Moses Emorinken, Abuja The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), alongside its other affiliate bodies will on October 2, 2021, meet to review the progress made concerning the ultimatum given to the Federal Government on August 28, 2021. The NMA gave the Federal Government a 21-day ultimatum to resolve all the issues contained in the various…
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Mines and Steel Minister Ogah woos investors

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uchechukwu  Ogah, on Friday wooed investors in solid minerals and metals sectors to invest heavily as the sector is the future economy of the country. Speaking at the 6th edition of the Annual Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit (KADINVEST), Ogah said the summit…
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Court remands policeman over 18-year-old’s death

By Robert Egbe A YABA Chief Magistrate’s Court, yesterday, remanded a dismissed Police Sergeant, Samuel Philips, in prison custody over the alleged murder of a teenager, Monsurat Ojuade, at his home in Surulere, Lagos. Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo ruled that the order stands pending legal advice on the case from the office of the Director…
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Widow asks court to exclude Helen Prest from husband’s estate

By Robert Egbe A Lagos State High Court has been asked to exclude Helen Prest-Ajayi, a former Miss Nigeria and widow of Dr. Tosin Ajayi, founder of the First Foundation Medical Engineering Co. Ltd from benefiting from the estate of the deceased. Dr. Ajayi’s estranged wife, Oluyemisi Ajayi, and her five children made the prayer…
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Buhari to world leaders: Reject coups in West Africa

Seeks debt cancellation for countries with severe challenges Calls for equitable COVID-19 vaccines distribution By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday tasked the international community to stand up against the recent trend of power hijack by the military in some African countries. President Buhari, who spoke at the 76th Session of the United Nations’ General…
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PDP: Atiku, Tambuwal, Saraki push for national chair from South

ByYusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation and Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja FRESH facts emerged yesterday that intrigues and horse-trading accounted for the Peoples Democratic Party’s delay in arriving at a zoning formula for its National Convention. The Nation investigation revealed that permutations over the 2023 elections have overwhelmed the party’s ongoing consideration of zoning of offices. It…
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Nigeria’s oil-based economy on verge of collapse – Sanusi

Warns country now having difficulty selling crude By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna Former Central Bank (CBN) Governor and immediate past Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, on Friday said the Nigerian economy is about to collapse totally as he warned that oil which he described in parable as the goose laying the ‘golden egg’ for the…
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#EndSARS: Lagos panel awards N19.25m to six police brutality victims

By Robert Egbe The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for SARS-related abuses and other matters has awarded N19,250,000 as compensation to six victims of police brutality. The recipients are: Akinmade Akinrolabu (N1.5 million); Sanusi Oluwakemi (N750, 000); Patrick Michael (N3 million); Ayomide Oyewunmi (N1 million); Adeshina Adeosun (N10 million) and Oluwatosin Odebode…
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Huawei, Cloud Exchange launch Africa’s First prefabricated data centre

Telecom giant Huawei and Cloud Exchange, a leading system integrator in West Africa and provider of end-to-end Information Technology (IT) system solutions, have partnered to launch Africa’s First prefabricated data centre. A statement by Huawei said Nigeria’s growing digital economy has driven the development of the data centre. “Unsurprisingly, Nigeria also has the highest number…
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Police rescue debtor tied over N4.6m

By Precious Igbonwelundu Operatives of the Lagos Police Command have rescued Reuben Alozie tied to a stake over alleged N4.6m debt. Alozie was alleged to have been tied by his creditor, Oluchi Okoye alias PACA at 29, Abeokuta Street, Ebute Metta from September 22 to 23 before his rescue. A statement Friday night by spokesman,…
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Unemployment, causes and way out

By Istifanus Bulus Gladys Unemployment is the economic situation where an individual who is jobless but qualified for a job and has been actively looking for employment is unable to find a job. It’s one of the factors usually considered to indicate the economic status of the nation. The unemployment rate is the measure used…
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Why Cameroon remains Nigeria’s second home, by Olonisakin

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Cameroon Ambassador Abayomi Olonisakin has commended the initiatives of Nigerian companies extending their businesses to neighbouring countries like Cameroon to further strengthen the good ties between the two countries over time. Olonisakin made this known during his five-day working visit to Douala barely few months after he assumed office. He stated…
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#BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: I’ve been single since 2015- Whitemoney

By Sampson Unamka Whitemoney has stated he has been single since 2015. He made this known during his diary session. Read Also: Jeweller drags Bobrisky for allegedly buying gold on credit He said: “I wasn’t in any that I am aware of, you know say normal level if person don enter limelight some people go…
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Jeweller drags Bobrisky for allegedly buying gold on credit

By Ekaete Bassey Cross dresser Bobrisky has been dragged by a jeweller for allegedly obtaining gold on credit for his birthday shoot and refusing to pay. This follows hours after Borisky via series of Instagram posts mocked her former bestie, Tonto Dikeh over a debt running into several millions. Reacting, the jeweller in a series…
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New York Times features Mo Abudu

By Ekaete Bassey Media mogul Mo Abudu has featured on The New York Times. The New York Times founded in 1851, is an American daily newspaper based in New York City with a worldwide readership. The Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife Media on Friday announced her latest milestone via an Instagram post. Mo Abudu narrated…
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Buhari canvasses debt cancellation at UNGA

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has urged G20 countries to extend its debt suspension initiatives to all developing countries, Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States facing fiscal and liquidity challenges. He called for outright debt cancellation for countries facing the most severe challenges: “Developing countries have been faced with unsustainable debt burdens…
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Seven years after, NEDC reconstructs Adamawa bridges destroyed by Boko Haram

By Onimisi Alao, Yola One of the three major bridges destroyed in Adamawa State by the Boko Haram terrorists have been fully reconstructed and commissioned. Work has reached 80 to 90 per cent completion stages on the other two bridges, The Nation can confirm. The earnest work done on the bridges come seven years after…
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Sowore slams Ondo varsity over ‘insane memo’

·He should go to court – Registrar  By Damola Kola-Dare Sahara Reporters Publisher and ex-presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore has berated authorities at Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, over a recent memo released to warn students to desist from the indecent dressing. Rising from a Senate meeting last month, the institution had released a circular dated September…
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Court remands policeman over 18-year-old’s death

By Robert Egbe A Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court has remanded a dismissed Police Sergeant, Mr Samuel Philips in prison custody over the alleged murder of a teenager at her home in Surulere, Lagos. Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo ruled that the order stands pending legal advice on the case from the office of the Director of…
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Widow asks court to exclude ex-Miss Nigeria from husband’s estate

By Robert Egbe A Lagos State High Court has been asked to exclude a former Miss Nigeria, Helen Prest from benefiting from the estate of the late Dr Tosin Ajayi of First Foundation Medical Engineering Co. Ltd. Dr Ajayi’s widow, Mrs Oluyemisi Ajayi, and her five children made the prayer in a suit commenced on…
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ICPC arraigns PRODA DG for alleged N23.5m fraud

By Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation 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 for alleged N23.5million fraud Agulanna was arraigned before the Federal High Court Enugu for allegedly committing procurement fraud. A statement by the spokesperson for…
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BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Nine housemates win N2.25million

By Gbenga Bada The nine remaining BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates recently won a cumulative sum of N2.25 million. The Housemates, who were grouped into Team Papaya, Team Carrot and Team Gold, won the sum during the Hawaii task on Thursday. Read Also: BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Pere teary after special message to mum After the…
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BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Pere teary after special message to mum

By Gbenga Bada Pere went teary during his Diary session with Big brother on Friday. The military-styled ex-HOH failed to hold back the tears during his Diary session after Big Brother gave him the opportunity to send a shout-out to those he loves most outside the House. Pere chose to send his message to his…
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Davido’s lawyer, Prince pays tribute to late photographer

By Ekaete Bassey Popular lawyer, Bobo F. Ajudua aka Prince has joined the list of those who have mourned the loss of Davido’s photographer, Fortunate Umunname Peter aka Fortune. Fortune, who was reported to have died on Tuesday, September, 21, was said to have drowned at a location in Lagos while trying to get the…
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BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Saga would do anything for DJ Cuppy or sisters

By Gbenga Bada BBNaija Shine Ya Eye resident gym instructor, Saga has said he would do anything to be with celebrity disk Jockey, DJ Cuppy or any of her sisters. On Thursday night during a game with the other eight remaining housemates, Saga opened up on going to extra lengths to win the hearts of…
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BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Emmanuel admits admiring Nancy Isime

By Gbenga Bada BBNaija Shine Ya Eye finalist Emmanuel has admitted admiring actress and TV show host, Nancy Isime. Emmanuel revealed his desire to have an affair with the dazzling actress in the presence of Liquorose on Thursday night during a game with the other eight remaining housemates in the House. Read Also: BBNaija Shine Ya…
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BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: I would love to date RMD, says Angel

By Gbenga Bada Angel has revealed her desire to have an affair with veteran actor Richard Mofe Damijo RMD. Angel made the revelation on Thursday night during a game with the other eight remaining housemates in the house. Read Also: BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Pere figures out Nini’s secret task When asked which celebrity she would…
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My greatest fear happened with mum’s death – Nkechi Blessing

By Gbenga Bada Actress Nkechi Blessing has broken down over the death of her mum, Mrs. Gloria Obasi Sunday. The actress took to her Instagram account hours after Honourable Opeyemi Falegan announced the passing away of her mum. In an emotional eulogy, Nkechi said her greatest fear was losing her mum and it has eventually…
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Full text of President Buhari’s speech at UNGA76

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 IN NEW YORK, USA FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER, 2021 Protocols: Mr. President, Let me, on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria, congratulate you on your well-deserved election as…
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‘Nigerians can travel, do business with 120 countries without visa’

By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja President of Nigeria Dominican Republic Business Exchange NIDOR-BEX Dr Kingsley Azonobi has said with the establishment of the Chamber of Commerce, Nigerian businessmen can now travel and do business with the 120 countries that have ties with Dominical Republic without visa. He spoke at the inaugural ceremony of NIDOR-BEX management board…
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BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Liquorose will win, Cross predicts

By Gbenga Bada Current Deputy Head of House Cross has revealed that he had a dream that Liquorose won the N90 million grand prize. She stated this during a discussion with Liquorose on Thursday. Cross said: “I dreamt about you. It was a good one because you won the N90 million grand prize.” Read Also: BBNaija…
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BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Pere figures out Nini’s secret task

By Gbenga Bada Ex-Head of House Pere has figured out Nini’s absence in the house for 24 hours. Pere figured out the secret task after Nini sneaked back into the House without anyone knowing. Pere saw Nini sneaking back into the House after spending 24 hours in a confined space away from the other eight…
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Couple arrested for killing, burying secretly ‘stubborn’ son

By Chris Njoku, Owerri Imo State Police Command has arrested a couple for allegedly killing and secretly burying their 28- year- old son in a shallow grave for being stubborn. The couple, Lambert Ukachukwu, his wife and daughter, who are from Duruegwele in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, are in police net…
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Ohanaeze condemns female soldier for allegedly dehumanising corps member

The Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, an apex Igbo socio-cultural group, on Friday condemned the acts of one of the female officers who was caught on video dehumanising 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…
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UNGA 76: Aisha Buhari, African 1st ladies want women included in peace, security

First Lady of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari and top women in Africa have  called for the inclusion of more women in peace and security processes in Africa to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 5 on women empowerment. Mrs Buhari made the call at a Stakeholders’ Luncheon in New York on “Accelerating women, Peace and…
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‘A’Ibom blazing trail in aviation, infrastructure’

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Anti-Corruption, Hon. Garba Shehu has described Akwa Ibom State as a land of opportunities and trail blazer in the aviation industry. Shehu spoke when he led other members of his committee on an assessment tour to the aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul ( MRO ) building located at…
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Buhari set to address UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to address 76th Session of the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on  Friday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Nigerian leader would deliver his address around 9am (around 2pm Nigerian time) to other world leaders during the morning…
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Buhari, FFK, and the quality of mercy, by Femi Adesina

Not a small ruckus has been caused by the defection of former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK), from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) last week. An icing on the cake, or the salt added to injury (depending on which side you are), was his reception at the…
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Abiodun Laja’s sons fight for the soul of Lekki British Schools

Before her demise in 2019, the late Dr. Biodun Laja, founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lekki British International School, Lagos, was very passionate about education, most especially for young children. At age 27, she founded ABC Nursery land after running the schools successfully for over two decades and half years, she established the very first…
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Becky Olubukola’s Midas touch

Despite being in the real estate terrain, Dr. Becky Olubukola, head honcho of Bstan Home, has been changing the narratives with unique ideas and a strong reputation since the beginning of the property outfit years ago. Since her foray into the murky waters of real estate, she came with a clear mind on possible ways…
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Aisha Bagudu shows love for education

Many would wonder why Aisha Bagudu, the wife of Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, is so passionate about charity and philanthropy. But taking a deeper x-ray on her life during her formative years, it was gathered that being generous runs in her veins as she inherited philanthropy from her late father who was a community…
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‘Newer aircraft will reduce operating cost’

By Kelvin Osa Okunbor Director-General of Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Musa Nuhu and the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema have described the acquisition of newer airplanes by indigenous carriers as a huge cost saving measure. Besides, saving huge costs on fueling and maintenance, they said such airplanes are safe for the environment…
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5G deployment begins January, says Pantami

Our Reporter  • Telcos record 16,000 outages The Minister Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, yesterday assured that the deployment of 5G technology in the country would begin in January 2022. He said all the four mobile network operators (MNOs) in the country suffered 16, 000 outages over the last seven months of this…
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Riona, Enakhe draw the curtains today

By Gbenga Bada Today, Friday, September 24, 2021, Africa Magic will draw the curtains on two of its popular drama series, Riona and Enakhe. The season finale of both series will take place on Friday after a total of 260 episodes. The series which premiered on September 28, 2020, have had good runs for over…
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Customs adopts proper value for goods at ports

By Oluwakemi Dauda NIGERIA Customs Service (NCS) has adopted the regulations by World Customs Organisation (WCO)  on proper value for goods outlined, it was learnt. Its Deputy National Public Relations Officer  Mr Timi Bomodi told The Nation that the service has domiciled international agreements and conventions. “The World Customs Organisation (WCO), being the international body for the regulation of local…
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Oil sector: The shape of things to come

As part of the dictates of the Petroleum Industry Act, the unbundling of the country’s oil sector may have begun. And with the recent appointment of a nine-man Board for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), scrapping and restructuring of critical agencies in the industry, what does the future outlook portend? asks MUYIWA LUCAS It…
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Lawmakers as champions of electoral malpractices!

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye There is no doubt that members of Nigeria’s National Assembly have grown too big for their boots and it is time the Nigerian people are massively fed with the liberating enlightenment that they possess the powers to cut them to size. Yes, the lawmakers need to be served an urgent reminder that…
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Pa Akingbogun for burial

An ex-manager with PUSKY, a former subsidiary of PUNCH Nigeria Ltd, Pa Gbolahan Olaseinde Akingbogun, will be buried on October 1. He died on August 14 at his home in Isheri-Idimu, Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. He was 78. A statement by a member of the family, Osuolale Olayinka Akingbogun, said the burial…
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Adedoyin passes on

The death has occurred of a renowned Lagos lawyer, Prince Adediji Adedoyin. The deceased, from Sagamu in Ogun State, died at the age of 89. He is survived by two wives and children.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by the family. The post Adedoyin passes on appeared first on The Nation Newspaper. This post was…
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Lukaku wants tougher action against racism

Romelu Lukaku said football must take “stronger” action in the fight against racism, questioning the impact of players taking the knee before Premier League matches. Lukaku’s Chelsea team-mate Marcos Alonso this week explained his decision to stop making the gesture, deciding instead to stand and point to the “No To Racism” badge on his shirt.…
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Army to try officer for dehumanising NYSC member

By Nsa Gill, Calabar • ’We apologise unreservedly’ A military officer has been filmed manhandling a female member of the National Youth Service corps (NYSC) in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. In a video, Lt. Chika Viola Anele, of 13th Brigade Command of the Nigerian Army, Calabar, appeared to be pouring a substance suspected…
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Destructions in Borno huge, Fed Govt laments

By Duku Joel, Maiduguri and Franca Ochigbo, Abuja • Our loans for world class infrastructure The Federal Government on Thursday lamented the destructions of public facilities by insurgents and other criminal elements in the Northeast, saying they are worse than imagined. It said the damage done to facilities like bridges, telecommunication, and power equipment in…
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6,000 delegates for PDP National Convention

By Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja The stage is set for the November 30 national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). No fewer than 6,000 delegates are expected at the national convention billed for Abuja, where delegates are expected to elect a new national chairman and other officers. The main opposition party was boxed into leadership…
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Blocking of terrorism funding yielding results, says Fed Govt

Agency Reporter • Malami: fresh charges likely against Yoruba Nation agitator Igboho Terrorists are in for a shock: their sources of funding are being blocked, the Federal Government has said. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) attributed the success recorded so far in the battle against insurgency to the crippling…
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Lagos: VAT claim is about fiscal federalism

By Oyebola Owolabi and Bassey Anthony • Akwa Ibom joins battle • Pay to FIRS, minister insists Lagos State government on Thursday said it has a strong case in its demand to collect the Value Added Tax (VAT). It said its claims were also about fiscal federalism. The state said VAT collection would neither impoverish other states…
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Glo-powered new ‘African Voices’ highlights sculpting change makers

Our Reporter A new edition of Globacom-powered “African Voices” on CNN will, this weekend, highlight two change makers who are carving a niche for themselves in sculpting. Ivorian Jems Koko Bi will join his Nigerian counterpart, Dotun Popoola, on the show to discuss their spectacular passion as sculptors. While 55-year-old Koko Bi uses wood for…
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We gained from border closure, Buhari tells Netherlands Queen

Our Reporter The closure of the country’s borders for over one year helped Nigeria “tremendously”, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The Federal Government had, in August 2019, ordered a closure of the country’s land borders over illegal importation of drugs, arms and agricultural products into Nigeria from neighbouring West African countries. In December 2020, Buhari…
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Reps seek release of Nigerians detained illegally abroad

By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to intervene and secure the release of Nigerians who are being detained illegally in prisons abroad. The House called on the Federal Government to employ diplomatic means to assist Nigerians who were wrongly convicted and are being detained in various prisons abroad.…
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Sanwo-Olu, minister, others demand vaccine access for poor

Our Reporter A global campaign has been launched to prevail on G7 and the European Union (EU) to share at least one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses immediately with those most in need. The campaign will support calls for an Intellectual Property waiver and for Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna to Share mRNA technology with Africa. Lagos…
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Utomi: Rescue Nigeria Project won’t become political party

By Robert Egbe • Sanwo-Olu, Adesina, Anyim, Kyari win Zik Prize Political economist, Prof. Pat Utomi, on Thursday played down rumours that he, alongside other prominent Nigerians, are planning to announce the formation of a new political party on October 1. He was linked in the media with a “third force,” called Rescue Nigeria Project…
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Aka-Bashorun’s wife Kudirat dies at 75

By Emmanuel Oladesu Kudirat, widow of a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, the late Chief Alao Aka-Bashorun, is dead. She was 75. His son, Dipo, who announced her demise, said funeral arrangements would be released later. Read Also: Rivers LGA chairman dies in sleep She stood solidly behind her husband, who was also a pro-democracy…
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Court faults AMCON’s seizure of senator’s property

By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja has faulted the procedure adopted by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in obtaining an order empowering it to seize some houses belonging to Senator Buhari Abdulfatai over his N600 million indebtedness to a commercial bank. In a ruling on Thursday, Justice Inyang Ekwo…
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VIDEO: Policeman killed as Okada riders riot in Lagos

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It’s dangerous to use sniper, others as food preservatives, says NAFDAC

By Adekunle Yusuf The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has reiterated that it is dangerous to use sniper and other insecticides to preserve foods. The agency said the warning became necessary because its findings had shown that many Nigerians were still using these dangerous chemicals to keep pests or flies…
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Northern elders: We regret not supporting Jonathan in 2015

By Robert Egbe The Northern Elders Forum on Wednesday said it regretted backing then candidate Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election, instead of the then incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. It claimed that Buhari had, since succeeding Jonathan, let down a majority of Nigerians who trusted in his leadership before the 2015 polls. NEF’s Director of…
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FG may file fresh charges against Sunday Igboho – Malami

Agency Reporter The Federal Government may file a fresh action against Yoruba secessionist agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho following the judgment of Oyo State High Court which awarded N20 billion in damages in his favour. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…
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Collection of VAT by FIRS remains – FG

Agency Reporter  The Federal Government says the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) will continue to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) following the ruling of the Court of Appeal on the matter. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York while speaking…
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Army apologises to maltreated NYSC member, sanctions officer

By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja The Nigerian Army has condemned the molestation of a member of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) by a female officer in Calabar, describing it as unprofessional. It said the officer’s actions has caused the Nigerian Army monumental embarrassment and is highly regrettable. “This unfortunate act of indiscipline does not in…
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We will take tough decisions, FC Barcelona President warns Koeman

Agency Reporter  FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta has warned coach Ronald Koeman that “if decisions have to be taken, we will take them”. The Dutchman is under growing pressure following a slow start to the campaign that has seen Barca drop points to Athletic Bilbao and Granada in their opening four La Liga games. They…
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Norway blames rising cost of stockfish in Nigeria to forex ban

Agency Reporter Mr Knut Lein, Norway Ambassador to Nigeria on Friday, blamed the rising cost of stockfish in Nigeria on the inclusion of stockfish on forex banned list. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) 2015, listed pelagic fish and stockfish among 44 items not valid for Foreign…
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RMD, Dakore, others reprise roles on Castle & Castle Season 2

By Sampson Unamka After its sensational 2018 debut, fans of EbonyLife’s Castle & Castle have finally been rewarded for their unwavering devotion. Season 2 of the eagerly anticipated Legal procedural drama series is now streaming globally and exclusive to Netflix. Castle’s galaxy of stars comprising Richard Mofe-Damijo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Denola Grey, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Deyemi Okanlawon,…
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VIDEO: Outrage as Army officer manhandles NYSC member in Calabar

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Bobrisky mocks Tonto Dikeh amidst row with ex-lover, Kpokpogri

By Ekaete Bassey Controversial cross dresser Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky has mocked his former best friend Tonto Dikeh amidst social media brawl with her ex-boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri. As the ex-lover’s breakup continues to get messier with both spilling private information and slamming each other with various allegations, Bobrisky, who is following the mudslinging with keen…
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Alleged N600m debt: Court faults AMCON’s seizure of Senator Buhari’s property

By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja has faulted the procedure adopted by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in obtaining an order empowering it to seize houses belonging to Senator Buhari Abdulfatai for allegedly owing a new generation bank N600million. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling on Thursday, found that…
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Court orders EFCC to lift restriction on firm’s account

By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to vacate all restrictions placed on the account of the Exited Staff of Eleme Petrochemicals Company Co-operative Investment and Credit Society Limited. Justice Taiwo, while delivering a judgment in a…
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Reps seek release of Nigerians detained illegally abroad

By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to intervene and secure the release of Nigerians who are being detained illegally in prisons abroad. The House called on the Federal Government to employ diplomatic means to assist Nigerians who were wrongly convicted and are being detained in various prisons abroad.…
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Taskforce seizes 410 motorcycles

By Precious Igbonwelundu The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has impounded 410 motorcycles for alleged breach of the state’s traffic laws. The seizures, according to the agency, were carried out between last week and Wednesday at Isolo, Ojodu-Berger, Ojota, Lagos Island, Surulere and Second Rainbow areas of the State. A statement by…
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Alleged unlawful banishment: Court slates judgment for Nov 30 in suit by ex-Kano Emir, Sanusi

By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja A Federal High Court in Abuja has scheduled judgment for November 30 in the suit with which the sacked Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, is challenging his banishment to Awe, a remote community in Nasarawa State. Sanusi was deposed after a resolution by the Kano State Executive Council on March…
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Critics of Buhari on borrowing are insincere – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says those ramping up the criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on borrowing are insincere. The minister said this on Thursday in Maiduguri at a Town Hall Meeting to address vandalism of power and telecommunications infrastructure. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event…
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Why I broke up with ex-lover Prince Kpokpogri, by Tonto Dikeh

By Ekaete Bassey Actress Tonto Dikeh has explained why she called off her relationship with ‘Prince Kpokpogri.’ The movie star confessed she broke up with her ex-boyfriend after listening to leaked voice notes of him in a conversation with a lady called Merit. Dikeh also revealed the real name of Prince Kpokpogri is Joseph Egbri.…
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Excited Rihanna pleased to meet Tems

By Ekaete Bassey World’s richest songstress, Rihanna was excited to meet with wave-making Nigerian singer Tems. The 26-year-old “Damages” singer, who is currently on a musical tour in the US, attended an event for Fenty Beauty cosmetics where she ran into Rihanna and the duo exuded so much love. There was evidently so much excitement…
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BBNaija: Businessman offers Nini’s boyfriend N5m to leave her for Saga

By Ekaete Bassey A businessman has offered to give N5million to the boyfriend of BBNaija’s housemate Nini to concede her to Saga. The man simply known as Oku made the offer after Nini secretly left the house as part of a secret task. Even though Nini had stated many times that she has a relationship…
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When will Obaseki appoint commissioners?

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki is yet to appoint commissioners,  one year after his inauguration for a second term in office. The people of the Southsouth state are no longer comfortable with the strange style of governance, writes Southsouth Bureau Chief BISI OLANIYI. Almost a year after the inauguration of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki…
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Ngige: Between ASUU and resident doctors

By Sarah Rufai SIR: I read the recent article by a retired university don, Dr Kenneth Okoh. With regards to industrial action by ASUU, the academic accused the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige of failure to implement  s.43 of Trade Dispute Act, which provides that, “Where any worker takes part in a strike, he shall…
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Oba of Benin suspends chief over alleged land-grabbing, other offences

By Bisi Olaniyi, Southsouth Bureau Chief The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, has suspended one of his chiefs, Roland Ekhoe Ogbebor. Ogbebor was the Odionwere Omuada of Benin Kingdom. Ogbebor is being investigated by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and policemen over alleged land-grabbing and…
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How we spent 13 hours waiting for one hour flight, by Reps spokesman

By Tony Akowe, Abuja Spokesman of the House of Representatives Benjamin Kalu has recounted the ugly experience of some Committee members on Petroleum Upstream and Petroleum Technology Development Fund during an oversight visit to Kano. Kalu said the lawmakers were slated to depart the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano for Abuja on a…
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Five ways to overcome phobia for s3x

By Folakemi Olaoni Sex is the activity of being physically intimate with a romantic person. Sexual interactions are supposed to be enjoyable but can be harrowing for some people due to fear. S3x phobia, also known as fear of sex or sexual intimacy, is called “Genophobia” or “Erotophobia”. Genophobia is the physical or psychological fear…
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Count me out of new party formation – Sen. Maeba

Sen. Lee Maeba, former chairman, 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 Project(…
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Osaka withdraws from Indian Wells after U.S Open collapse

Former world number one, Naomi Osaka unsurprisingly withdrew from October`s Indian Wells Masters, having flagged a break from tennis following her US Open meltdown. Osaka’s absence was confirmed by organisers on Wednesday, with the Indian Wells Masters scheduled to take place from Oct. 4 to Oct. 17 after the 2020 edition was cancelled due to…
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External loan: Buhari runs most prudent administration since 1999 – Lukman

By Jide Orintunsin, Abuja The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman has said that Nigeria’s fiscal management indices have shown that no administration has been as prudent as President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. Lukman’s statement is in reaction to the public outcry that greeted President Buhari’s request of National…
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Makinde sends names of commissioners to assembly

By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has returned five more commissioners, whose appointments were terminated during his last executive council (exco) reshuffle. Their names are contained in a letter forwarded to the House of Assembly by the governor for consideration and approval. The five returning former commissioners are Messrs. Seun Fakorede, Adeniyi…
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I’m fixing federal roads without refund, says Akeredolu

By Osagie Otabor, Akure Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said he has been spending millions of Naira to fix failed portions of federal highways in the state without getting a refund. He spoke while inspecting repair work at the Ayede-Ogbese axis of the Ilesha-Akure-Owo-Benin highway. The failed portion made motorists spend about one hour…
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Oni picks PDP governorship nomination form

•’I have unfinished business in Ekiti’ By Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja Ekiti State former governor Mr. Segun Oni has said he has an “unfinished business” at the Government House. He spoke yesterday in Abuja at the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after picking his nomination forms for the 2022 Ekiti governorship election. The…
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Borno begins campaign for repentant Boko Haram members

Agency Reporter Borno State Government has commenced a public campaign programme designed to reconcile and reintegrate repentant Boko-Haram elements. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme, funded by European Union (EU), is being executed in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Organisation for Migration (IOM).…
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