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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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FG to rid Nigeria of Boko Haram terrorists-Buhari

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said that his government will spare no efforts at getting rid of Boko Haram terrorists, especially in the North-East part of the West African nation.Buhari also said that though the insurgent group has been weakened by the defence forces, it is still active in the country and reigning on…
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Police rape of Poly student: Ikpeazu directs Abia CP to investigate, prosecute cops

From Okey Sampson, Umuahia Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has directed the state Commissioner of police, Mrs Janet Agbede to expeditiously investigate allegations of rape levelled against some personnel of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Aba, Abia state. Students of Abia Polytechnic, Aba on Thursday among other things protested the alleged rape of a female…
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Lulu-Briggs pledges to lift more Niger Deltans

By Cosmas Omegoh   Many under-served persons in Rivers State will be lifted this year as part of Lulu Briggs Foundation programme to marks its year-long 20th anniversary celebration.   Wife of the late O. B. Lulu-Briggs, Dr Mrs. Seinye Lulu-Briggs, who is the chairman of the foundation disclosed that she would continue to fulfil…
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How hoodlums attacked, killed officer in Ajao Estate-Police

  By Christopher Oji The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that it lost one of its finest officers during a raid on criminal hideouts in Ajao Estate, Lagos State yesterday .The Command also said that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO )Ajao Estate, CSP Abdullahi Malla and other police officers equally sustained varying degrees of…
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Nigeria Can’t Achieve Sustainable Agric Development Under Insecurity – Former FUTO VC 

From Felix Ikem, Nsukka The former Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) Prof Jude Njoku has contended that the rising insecurity in the country will not allow Nigeria to achieve its quest for sustainable agricultural development. Presenting a public lecture organized by the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Njoku bemoaned…
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FG set to revive the nation’s STI to suit the 21st century demands

From Charity Nwakaudu Abuja The Federal Government has  said it is currently reviewing the nation’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy to be  withstand the demands of the 21st century. The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, made this disclosure at the ongoing National Council on Science, Technology and Innovation (NCSTI), themed…
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El-rufai has national leadership quality, says former Emir Sanusi

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Former Emir of Kano and Ex-governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Muhammadu Sanusi 11 has said that the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai has national leadership quality worth emulating. Sanusi who was the guest Speaker at KadInvest 6.0 spoke on Friday on the theme, “Towards a Sustainable Knowledge Based…
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LG polls:  NASIEC  engages 4,000 ad hoc staff in Nasarawa 

From Abel Leonard,  Lafia The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) says it has engaged no fewer than 4,000 ad hoc staff for the smooth conduct of the Oct. 6 local government elections. Barr. Ayuba Wandai-Usman, chairman of the electoral commission disclosed this in an interview with reporters on Friday in Lafia. Wandai-Usman said that…
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Regional integration: Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire meet over reform of ECOWAS

From Aidoghie Paulinus, New York The Federal Government and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, have discussed ways of repositioning the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in order to achieve the main objectives of the sub-regional organisation. The development took place during a bilateral meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and the Ivorian…
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Nigeria will have no business with poverty if …, by Dr Okafor

Chairman and Chief Executive of Winco Group of Companies, Chief Dr. Godwin Ifeanyichukwu Okafor, in this interview, said the country would get out of poor if the federal government would seriously deepen investment in agriculture, petroleum and manufacturing. Okafor, however, suggested ways the government can adequately boost the businesses of entrepreneurs so as to reduce…
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Aisha Buhari decries poor representation of women in conflicts resolution 

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, New York The First Lady of Nigeria, Dr. Aisha Buhari has decried poor representation of women in formal peace and security processes despite the efforts of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM), which has distinguished itself as veritable Organization for advocating peace, stability and harmony in Africa. She spoke at Luncheon…
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Nigerians urged to brace peace, unity, love

In commemoration of this year’s International Day of Peace, Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), and Rotary Club, have urged Nigerians to allow peace, love and unity take the centre of their lives.  The Nongovernmental Organizations in partnership with the Taekwondo Federation embarked on tree planting with signifies the 8 Pillars of Peace, yesterday in Abuja.…
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LG Polls: Ballot paper will determine who becomes leader – Gov. Sule

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa says that the ballot paper will ultimately determine who wins the Oct. 6 local government elections in the state. The governor disclosed this through the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Yusuf Musa, on Thursday in Karu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. The News Agency…
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Consumer confidence down in Britain amid concerns over cost of living

 Consumer confidence has plunged in Britain amid increasing anxiety about the rising cost of living, a long-running survey suggests. GfK’s Consumer Confidence Barometer fell by five points to minus 13 in September, a drop not seen since October last year. All measures of the survey, including confidence in the general economic situation and personal finances,…
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DPR, NSCDC arrest 8 illegal LPG dealers in Maiduguri

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in collaboration with Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested eight illegal dealers of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Maiduguri. The DPR North East Operations Controller, Mr Agada Jerome, made this known on Friday in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Jerome said the dealers were arrested during…
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Shinkafi cries out from EFCC net

From Fred Itua, Abuja Sani Shinkafi has raised the alarm over his detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He said some politicians  are planning to take him down at any cost. His allies said prosecution witness, six (PW6) and the victim in the alleged fraud involving Shinkafi, Sani Bello Shinkafi, yesterday, continued…
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Abia Poly students protest alleged rape by police, non accreditation

From  Okey Sampson, Umuahia Students of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, yesterday brought academic activities to a standstill as they took over the Aba-Owerri road in protest over alleged rape of three female students of the institution by policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), in Aba. This is even as the students also protested…
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Task force impounds 410 motorbikes in Lagos

By Christopher Oji Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) has impounded 410 motorcycles in the past one week. Giving the breakdown of the seizure, Chairman, Lagos State Task Force, CSP Shola Jejeloye, stated that 300 motorbikes were impounded on prohibited routes last week, while 110 were seized, yesterday. He explained that officials…
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StarTimes rallies Nollywood stars for new comedy series, Okirika

The rowdy but hilarious market for used wears in Nigeria, Okirika, has been made into a comedy series. Produced by Muka Ray and powered by StarTimes, the series boasts a stellar cast drawn from mainstream Nollywood as well as social media platforms. The storyline is written to tickle the laughter sensory of viewers while passing…
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My power bike accident inspired NowNaMorning –Segxzy

By Agatha Emeadi Segun Ola-Fadunsin aka Segxzy’s new single, NowNaMorning, which he says was inspired by the challenges of life, is now making waves on YouTube with over 13,000 views. According to the Mechanical Engineering graduate, the new single, NowNaMorning was written while on transit to Nigeria from the United Kingdom. “My inspiration actually metamorphosed…
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Koonitay debuts with Ma Fe’lomi featuring Lyta

Afro-pop diva, Koonitay has released her debut single, Ma Fe’lomi to amplify her innate talent. Produced by fast rising beatmaker, Zesthabad and released on September 17, 2021, the new single is an emotion-filled song launched on sensual strings. In Ma Fe’lomi, a Yoruba word for ‘don’t give your love to someone else’, Koonitay expresses her…
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Obsession’s set bubbles with Gideon Okeke,Mercy Aigbe

The set of upcoming film, Obsession is currently bubbling with the presence of Nollywood stars like Shaffy Bello, Gideon Okeke and Mercy Aigbe. Other movie stars spotted on the set of rising director, Emmanuel Chidiebere Nwosu aka Dir Mo are Ghanaian diva, Benedicta Gafah, and Munachi Abii. The film, which has Vincent Tobi as the…
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Peace Corps calls for collaborative efforts to tackle security challenges

The Peace Corps of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Command, has called for collaborative efforts in tackling the nation’s security challenges. Chief Bala Joshua, Corps Commandant in the state, made the call in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Lafia, as part of the commemoration of the UN International Day of Peace. He said that peace…
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Attacks on military formations: Army chief warns commanders to sit up, or…

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has said he would no longer tolerate the situation where criminals attack military formations at will. He said this at the closing of the Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quarters Conference 2021, in Abuja: “I want to remind formation and unit commanders on…
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Is-haq Oloyede: Profile in forthrightness

An average reader of this column may not be far from being correct if he summarizes my writings as expression of anger against all that is wrong with Nigeria, dedicated to examining the ailments afflicting the country and attempting to proffer solutions thereto. The problems of Nigeria are so frightening that anyone who is conscious…
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Air Peace takes delivery of 4th Embraer 195-E2 jet, 3 more to arrive in weeks

By Chinelo Obogo Air Peace yesterday took delivery of the fourth brand new E195-E2 aircraft ordered from manufacturers with three more to be added before year end as it intensifies plans to connect more states across Nigeria. The aircraft, Kingsley Chukwula Onyema with registration marks 5N-BYI which arrived from the Embraer facility in Sao Jose…
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FAAN, ICPC fight touting, corruption in Enugu airport

From Magnus Eze, Enugu  The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in partnership with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other related offences Commission (ICPC) has declared war against all forms of touting, gratifications and extortion at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) Enugu, ahead of the October 1 resumption of international flights at the airport.…
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FG moves to increase trade relations with Iran

From Aidoghie Paulinus, New York The Federal Government, has called for the deepening of trade relations between Nigeria and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made the call during a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, on the sidelines of the ongoing 76th…
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Tax dispute: Tribunal fixes ruling date as MultiChoice faults FIRS figures

The Lagos zone of the Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) hearing the tax N1.8 trillion tax dispute between the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and MultiChoice Nigeria has announced October 20 as the date for the ruling on the matter. The announcement was made yesterday by Professor AB Ahmad, the tribunal chairman, at the resumed hearing.…
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Livestock sector to add N2trn to economy, says PIF

From Uche Usim, Abuja Programme Coordinator, Power Infrastructure Finance and Services (PIF Conferences), Mr. Willie Tawo, has pushed for the development of Nigeria’s livestock sector as it has the potential to add at least N2 trillion to the economy within a short period if well harnessed. He made the disclosure in Abuja recently at a…
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Economists’ Forum: Emefiele not cause of Naira woes

The North-South Economists’ Forum, NSEF, a focus group of development economists, has exonerated Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, from the continued depreciation of the value of the naira in the forex market. The body of economists, Thursday, in a press release signed by its Chairman, Malam Ahmed Abdulkadir and Secretary, Dr.…
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Kebbi gov applauds WACOT’s fresh investment

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has commended WACOT Rice Limited for its significant contributions to the socio-economic development of the State and Nigeria. This came on the heels of new investment plans in Kebbi State, which he says will positively impact Nigeria’s economy.  The new investments include the second phase of WACOT’s mega rice…
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CNPP defends Emefiele, slams PDP

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has defended the governor of Central Bank (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, saying the call for his resignation is unfounded. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had, in a statement,  called for Emefiele’s resignation.  Reacting in Abuja, the Secretary General of the CNPP Chief Willie Ezeugwu, said the CBN governor…
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FG may file fresh charges against Igboho

The Federal Government may file a fresh action against Yoruba secessionist agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (also known as 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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Only justice, equity can end Biafra agitation –Ortom

From Geoffrey Anyanwu and Jude Chinedu, Enugu Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday said only justice, equity and fairness will end Biafra and other agitations by various ethnic nationalities in Nigeria. He lamented the trend where those who demand for equal rights and freedom, and an end to injustice and marginalisation, were hurriedly declared terrorists by…
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Yoruba groups call for unity to achieve self-determination

From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The amalgamation of Yoruba groups has called for peace and synergy of purpose among themselves with a view for them to speaking with one voice for the actualisation of self-determination agenda for Yoruba nation The groups made this known in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Thursday, during the commemoration of…
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Experts hail FG over Komolafe’s appointment as Upstream Commission CEO

From Uche Usim, Abuja Oil and gas experts have described the appointment of Mr Gbenga Komolafe, the new Chief Executive Officer, Upstream Petroleum Commission, as a perfect illustration of putting a square peg in a square hole new. An industry analyst, Mr. Aliyu Galadima said Komolafe comes fully prepared for the new challenge, judging by…
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Wike tasks NIPR to rebrand Nigeria’s image 

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom  Wike, has urged reputation managers to rebrand the dwindling international image of Nigeria. Governor Wike said, rebranding of Nigeria was necessary in consideration of the hydra-headed security challenges that are adversely affecting the nation’s socio-economic, political and security development. Speaking during the 2021 State Conference/Annual General…
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Ortom inaugurates CoPREP committee to contain COVID-19 infection, transmission

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Thursday, inaugurated the Benue State Steering Committee on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project Committee (CoPREP) with a charge to members to work assiduously to stem the tide of infection and transmission of the dreaded virus in the State. Inaugurating the Committee at the Government House…
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Extend your powers to private sector, Ngige tells FCC

From Adanna, Nnamani, Abuja   The Minister of Labour and employment Senator Chris Ngige has lamented that some states in Nigeria employ foreign doctors and pay them five times higher than they pay their Nigerian counterparts. Ngige who spoke while receiving the Chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Dr Muheeba Dankaka and other federal…
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Wife of Abia Governor visits lady allegedly raped by Policemen, assures of justice

The Wife of the Governor of Abia State, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu has visited the student of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, whose alleged rape by policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad in Aba sparked off protests by students of the institution today and assured that her Foundation, Vicar Hope, will foot her medical bills as…
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Verve partners NIMC to improve national identity management system

By Chinenye Anuforo Positioned as a torchbearer for inclusive digitization, 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…
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FG inaugurates Committee on recovery of illegal Oil refinery in Niger Delta

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Federal Government has inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Committee to tackle illegal refinery of crude oil in the Niger Delta region of the country. Members of the committee were drawn from the Ministry of Defence, the Nigerian Army, the Navy, Defence Headquarters, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Nigerian National…
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INEC has constitutional power to transmit election results electronically – Ogun Rec

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta The Ogun State Residence Electoral Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Olusegun Agbaje, has said the Commission is empowered by the constitution to transmit election results electronically without seeking the approval of the National Communication Commission (NCC) or go ahead by the National Assembly. Agbaje, who just assumed duty as…
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Banishment: Deposed Kano Emir, Sanusi, knows fate Nov 30

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has fixed November 30 to deliver judgment in a suit filed by the deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi challenging his banishment to Awe, Nasarawa State. Sanusi, a former Governor of the Central Bank (CBN), was deposed after a resolution by the…
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Human capital development: Nigeria yet to take advantage of young talents – Osinbajo

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stated the need for Nigeria to focus on developing knowledge based economy where human capital is developed to become a productive asset for profit. Osinbajo however, lamented that Nigeria is yet to take full advantage of developing its young talents. Addressing the 6th Kaduna Investment…
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FG moves to increase trade relations with Iran

From Aidoghie Paulinus, New York The Federal Government, has called for the deepening of trade relations between Nigeria and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made the call during a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, on the sidelines of the ongoing 76th…
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Anambra 2021: Rally voters for Andy Uba, APC state chair urges local leaders

From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha The Chairman of the Anambra State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Basil Ejidike, has urged local government and ward party chairmen and secretaries to move into hinterlands to rally voters for its candidate, Sen Andy Uba, ahead of the November 6 governorship election. Ejidike made the charge during…
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Yenagoa: Conviction of killer cop deterrent to police brutality – Prosecutor

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The conviction and sentencing to death of disgraced police sergeant Timadi Emmanuel would serve as deterrent to police brutality, says Ms Ebiere Emmanuela Ekpese. Emmanuel had in 2019 during a police raid along Tenacious Road, Yenagoa killed 19-year-old, Tarila Nikade, an undergraduate of the Niger Delta University (NDU), Wilberforce Island, Amassoma,…
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Ogun: My administration will continue to prioritise pensioners’ welfare – Abiodun 

From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has restated the commitment of his administration to prioritise the welfare of the pensioners and regular payment of their pensions despite the dwindling financial situation being witnessed in the state and the country at large. This is just as the governor disclosed that efforts were on…
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Edo Queens, Rivers Angels, 9 others jostle for N10 million prize money

From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Elite women football league clubsides, totaling 12 will square up against each other for a week-long N10 million prize money maiden edition of Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament (BOWFT) taking place in Benin, Edo State. Tournament financier and Wife of the Edo State Governor, Betsy Obaseki, who made the disclosure at…
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Betsy Obaseki Women football tourney: Edo Queens, Rivers Angels, 9 others jostle for N10 million prize money

From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Elite women football league clubsides, totaling 12 will square up against each other for a week-long N10 million prize money maiden edition of Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament (BOWFT) taking place in Benin, Edo State. Tournament financier and Wife of the Edo State Governor, Betsy Obaseki, who made the disclosure at…
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Police parade masterminds behind abduction of Baptist school students

From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigeria Police Force headquarters in Abuja paraded on Thursday the suspected masterminds behind the abduction of over one hundred students of Bethel Baptist School, Kaduna. The suspects – Adamu Bello, Isiaku Lawal and Muazu Abubakar – dressed in military camouflage, said 25 of them took part in the kidnap of…
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APC only party that will entrench democracy, says Lagos appeals committee

By Chukwudi Nweje, Lagos The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Appeals Committee in Lagos State, Alhaji Akaje Ibrahim, said the APC is the most reliable party to entrench democracy in Nigeria. ‘As of today, the APC remains the most reliable political party that will entrench democracy in the country,’ he said. Ibrahim, who…
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Kwara footballer sent to jail for cybercrime

From Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin A footballer in the Ibrafix Football Club, Ilorin, Baraye Bamidele Saoban, has been sentenced by a Kwara State High Court to a one-year prison term for a love scam cybercrime offence. Baraye, 25, who hails from Ilorin, was sentenced alongside one Adaraloye Ezekiel, a native of Osi, Ekiti Local Government Area…
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Lagos community begs Sanwo-Olu to fix dilapidated roads

By Job Osazuwa, Lagos Residents of Aka Road, Ajangbadi, in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State have called on the governor of the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to come to their aid over a failed major road that connects the area. The residents have complained that they are enduring untold hardship and huge economic…
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KW-IRS wins appeal judgement against firm

From Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) has won an appeal judgement in the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division against a consulting firm, Mazars Consulting, over N567.7 million claim. The appellate court, in an unanimous decision, read by the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin division, UI Ndukwe-Anyanwu, struck…
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TACA partners Taraba state assembly, media to tackle HIV/AIDS 

From Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo In a bid to meet the 2030 projection for total elimination of HIV/AIDS, the Taraba State Agency for the Control of AIDS (TACA) is partnering with the state House of Assembly for a law that would sanction those who deliberately infect others or fake medical certification for marriages. The state Director…
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Kano-Jigawa Customs generates N16.9 billion in 6 months

From Desmond Mgboh, Kano Kano-Jigawa Area Comnand of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) announced Thursday a collection of N16,909,520,467.32 from January to August. This was disclosed by Customs Area Contoller Comptroller Suleiman Pai Umar during a press briefing at the Bompai headquarters of the Command. Pai assured that his men wouldl not relent in their…
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Farmers at war over AFAN leadership

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The internal wrangling in the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has continued amidst a pending law suit over the leadership tussle before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court. One of the combatant, the newly elected President, Mr Farouk Mudi, has described the five-year tenure of his predecessor, Mr…
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Laing commends Nwoko on university, malaria eradication projects

From Paul Osuyi, Asaba British High Commissioner to Nigeria Catriona Laing has commended a former member of the House of Representatives, Ned Nwoko, for the initiative to establish a Sports University, christened STARS University, in his local community, Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. Laing who gave the commendation during a…
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Nasarawa: Police commissioner presents N22.7 million to families of deceased police officers

From Abel Leonard, Lafia The Commissiner of Police, Nasarawa State Police Command, CP Adesina Soyemi, has presented cheques worth N22.7 million on behalf of the IGP Group Life Assurance to the families of deceased police officers. This was disclosed on Thursday in a press release signed by police spokesman ASP Ramhan Nansel for CP  Soyemi,…
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Joy as Yusuf Kwande lifts orphans out of streets, sponsor their education

From Gyang Bere It was a moment of joy and excitement for a helpless and hopeless orphan, Musa Muhammad who divinely met with Yusuf Yahaya-Kwande that decided out of his love for the vulnerable and humanity sponsored his education from the primary to tertiary level. Muhammed met with Yusuf Kwande, son of former Ambassador of…
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Bagudu commends  Deputy Gov. for fabricating Armour PC to support security logistics

From Olanrewaju Lawal,Birnin Kebbi The Kebbi State Governor Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has commended the State Deputy Governor, Col.(rtd) Samaila Yombe Dabai for fabricating armoured personnel carriers(APC) to aid logistics for military and other security agencies to bolster security in the state. The governor expressed satisfaction with the feat achieved by his deputy and his…
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Nigerian appointed board member of Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety

From Okwe Obi, Abuja A Nigerian, Simon Patrick Obi, has been  appointed as a Youth Leadership Board Member of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. Obi, who is an advocated for safety, is to ensure that the youth interests and voices are represented at the centre of the Coalition’s decisions, including the diversity of…
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Kogi deputy gov receives pro wrestler, Ali King

From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja His Excellency, the deputy governor of Kogi State,Dr. Edward Onoja, has received the Kogi-born professional wrestler and current African middleweight Champion, “Ali King” Attai Muhammed in his office in Lokoja. Ali King who hails from Okpo in Olamaboro Local Government Area  of Kogi State, is the current Winner of this year’s…
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US varsity appoints Nigerian, Shitta-Bey, Prof of Philosophy

By Adewale SanyaoluThe University of Maryland Global Campus in the United States of America (USA), has appointed a Nigerian, Dr. Olanrewaju Shitta-Bey, a Professor of Philosophy and Humanities.Until his promotion, the university don was an associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, University of Maryland, USA.Prior to becoming a Professor, Shitta-Bey was an…
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 Ubani warns APC against imposition of leadership in Abia

By Romanus Okoye Former 2nd Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Dr. Monday Ubani has cautioned the national leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, not to impose anyone as leader of the party in Abia State. Decrying the perennial crisis that has bedevilled the party in the state, Ubani warned that the situation may…
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