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Army lied, murdered 3SC player not a cultist – Brother insists

The elder brother of the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan defender, Izu Joseph, who was killed on Sunday, reportedly by a stray bullet from a member of the Joint Task Force, JTF, has refuted claims by the Nigerian Army that his brother was a cultist.The brother, Reuben Izu, said the claim by the military that his younger brother was ...

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Oba of Benin gets staff of office, unfolds development agenda

It was all jubilation and glamour as the crown prince of Benin, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, emerged the 40th Oba of Benin Kingdom and received his staff of office from the Edo State Government on Thursday.Erediauwa also announced the name he had chosen to bear as Oba Emuare II and would be addressed as Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, ...

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NNPC cuts oil prices to woo buyers

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has cut the price of every type of crude oil it sells in an effort to regain share of the global oil market amid continued supply glut and growing competition.This is coming two weeks after Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, cut the prices for November oil sales to Asia and Northwest Europe, and ...

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We have made mistakes – Gowon apologises to Niger Delta

Yakubu Gowon, former military head of state of Nigeria, has apologised to Niger Delta I communities for the neglect they have suffered in the hands of the successive governments.Gowon, who was the special guest of honour at the premiere of Oloibiri, a movie about the Niger Delta, urged the government; across all levels, to be humble enough to dialogue with ...

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Judges accused of corruption should go on compulsory leave – NBA

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has advised judges facing allegations of corruption to proceed on compulsory leave until their innocence is proven.The judges are Sylvester Ngwuta and John Okoro (supreme court); Adeniyi Ademola and Nnamdi Dimgba (federal high court); Mohammed Tsamiya (appeal court, Ilorin); Kabri Auta (high court, Kano) and Muazu Pindiga (high court, Gombe).On October 8, the Department of ...

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How Amaechi begged me to help nullify Fayose’s election – Judge

Justice Sylvester Ngwuta A Justice of the Supreme Court yesterday accused Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi and Science Minister Ogbonnaiya Onu of being the architect of his travails.Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) operatives for alleged corruption, blamed it all on his refusal to cooperate with the duo, who he said had requested him to ...

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Your hands are soiled with Saro-Wiwa’s blood – Avengers tell Buhari

Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, wants President Muhammadu Buhari, to stop his “disparaging remarks” about them.In a letter released on Thursday after almost a month of lying low, the group said the president’s hands are “soiled deep in the blood of Ken Saro-Wiwa”, late writer and human rights activist.\The militant group said it found it curious that the president ...

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Seven  Nigerian celebrities we miss

Today, we’re honoring celebs like Sam Loco, Justice Esiri and more who left us too soon. We’d like to look back at five Nigerian celebrities who left us far too soon. Some, died pretty young, others had a successful year before dying at a ripe old age. Today, we’re honoring celebs like Sam Loco, Justice Esiri and more who left ...

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Pa Kasumu’I  am not blind’ actor shuts down false reports

Contrary to reports that veteran Nollywood actor, Pa Kasumu has one blind, the thespian has shut down the claims. Kasumu, real name Kayode Odumosu, in an interview with Encomium denied the reports circulating in the media that he lost his sight due to deteriorating health. “There’s nothing like that. Maybe because of the fact that they don’t see me often ...

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Davido  ‘I’m not ready for a relationship’ – Singer

Sony Music Entertainment artiste, Davido has disclosed that he is not in a mood for a romantic relationship, stating that he is currently just playing around. The ‘Dami duro’ crooner revealed this in an interview with The Beat FM on Friday, October 14, 2016. Davido in studio  (Instagram) “I don’t have a girlfriend. “Right now, I’m all over the place, ...

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ISIS Turkey-backed Syrian rebels attack terrorists’ stronghold

Dabiq is symbolically important to the jihadist group because it is the site of an apocalyptic Islamic prophesy. Turkey-backed Syrian rebels began an attack on the Islamic State-held village of Dabiq in northwestern Syria on Saturday, a rebel commander involved in the campaign and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. However, Turkish military sources said the operation to take ...

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Group accuses Kaduna govt of master minding attacks against its members

​ They alleged that the Kaduna government’s unfriendly body language towards them gave rise to the violent attacks against them. The Shiite sect has had it tough in recent times, following violent attacks against its members by angry youths in some states in the North. Members of the sect have been protesting the continued detention of their leader,Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. ...

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Gynaecologist warns against using tampons for menstrual cycle

​ Dr Kike Adesina of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has warned women not to use tampons for menstrual cycle as it portends danger to them. Adesina of the Department of Gynaecology of UITH told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that tampons could pose danger to women’s health. “Tampons in themselves are not safe due ...

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Emir of Katsina’s marriage to 14-year-old Habiba – Reno

​ I have just read the statement made by the  Katsina Emirate Council on the issue of Habiba Isa, the 14 year old Christian girl that allegedly converted to Islam at the emir’s palace and thereafter got married to the Emir of Katsina, his Royal highness, Alhaji Abdulmumin Usman. According to the Katsina Emirate Council, 14 year old Habiba’s marriage ...

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Secure release of remaining Chibok girls, Youths urge FG

The Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO) on Saturday in Lagos, urged the Federal Government not to relent in its efforts to ensure the release of the remaining abducted Chibok school girls. The Lagos State Coordinator of BYO, Mr Abdulwaheed Odunuga, made the plea in an interview. Odunuga, who spoke against the backdrop of the recently-freed 21 Chibok school girls abducted by ...

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Are you having enough sex with your partner

​ By Bunmi Sofola  THE big question really is:  How often should you have sex; how much sex makes you happy? According to a recent survey, couples who make love once a week are the most content. Meanwhile, there are some people whose libido is so low they look the other way when their partners look for sexual gratification somewhere ...

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Drama as lady drags Lagos-based Irish lover before police for infecting her with 

Tears streamed down the face of 31-year-old Blessing (not real name) as she narrated how her whirlwind romance with a 67-year-old Irish construction worker in Lagos, ended in her getting infected with HIV. For Blessing, her pain was not just because she had got the virus but that the man, she identified simply as Jim, even intensified his sexual intercourse ...

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Nigeria to float development bank – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday disclosed that a new bank, Development Bank of Nigeria, would soon begin operations to strengthen the government’s economic diversification programme.According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke while addressing the German-Nigeria Business Forum in Berlin.Buhari was quoted as saying that the bank, when fully operational, ...

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How we plan to free more Chibok girls – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism on the release of more of the kidnapped Chibok girls, after 21 of them were freed by Boko Haram Thursday, following more than two years of captivity.Speaking at a joint press conference with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday in Berlin, President Buhari said negotiations will continue until all the girls secure their ...

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FG approves N3.5bn for the purchase of cars to aid prisons decongestion

The Federal Government at its Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday approved the sum of N3.5 billion to purchase 320 made-in-Nigeria vehicles to aid prisons decongestion across the country.  According to a memo presented to the council members by the  Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahaman Dambazau (rtd), the Nigerian prisons have for a long time suffered congestion of inmates due to ...

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Fashola says no new road will be constructed until existing road projects are completed

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola while speaking to State house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the state house Abuja, yesterday, said that the Federal government will not embark on the award and construction of any new road project until existing road projects from the last administration have all been completed. Fashola said the last administration awarded ...

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INEC distributes 1.2m PVCs in Ondo State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ondo State said it had distributed a total of 1,201,073 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to registered voters. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, made this announcement at a stakeholders’ meeting in Akure Wednesday.He added that 344,006 PVCs haven’t been collected yet and encouraged those yet to collect theirs to do so as distribution ...

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Abuja National stadium can’t be managed effectively by govt – Sports minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomom Dalong yesterday said that the national stadium in Abuja cannot be used for major sporting events due to lack of ancillary facilities such as a standard hotel and recreational park. He also stated that the stadium which he said was strongly located cannot be effectively maintained by the government consequent upon shortfalls ...

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UK to help recover N500 Billion diverted oil bloc money

House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating alleged corruption, malpractices and breach of due process in the award of Oil Prospecting Licence, OPL, 245, yesterday said the United Kingdom Prosecution Service has agreed to help Nigeria recover $1.1 billion diverted oil bloc money. Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee, Razak Atunwa, who disclosed this when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, ...

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REVEALED: Buhari has letters implicating Jonathan of corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari is in possession of some letters, written by former President Goodluck Jonathan, to request “off-budget funds.”This was contained in Buhari’s authorised biography, ‘Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’, written by Prof. John Paden and presented to the public on Monday.An online dictionary defines “off-budget funds” as funds not provided for or included in the regular ...

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Western powers blocking Nigeria’s power solution – Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has accused western powers of being a stumbling block to Nigeria’s plan to improve power output through the use of coal. Adeosun said this on Wednesday in Washington during a discussion on the importance of addressing infrastructure gaps in developing countries at the World Bank, International Monetary Fund General Meetings.She said that improving ...

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​MAPOLY ADMISSION MERIT LIST OUT FOR BOTH HND & ND

Finally, The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Has released the long anticipated admission list of its prospective candidates. The Merit Admission list was released earlier today 30/09/2016.   Check yours Now or chat me privately for any further PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE for FREE!!  08120233012 Wish you all the best! MORE ADMISSION list UPDATES  Coming soon 2,248 total views, no views today

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Thugs and land grabbers invade monarch’s house, kill his 29 year old son

Thugs and land grabbers Prince Jamiu Olipede (pictured), the 29 year old son of the Oba Musliu Olipede Olojoruwa, the Olorile of Itori Oke Egba Land at Federal Housing Authority, FHA, Alagbado area of Lagos, was killed by some thugs and land grabbers who invaded his home. PM news reports that deceased was killed over a landed property in the ...

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$15m: Patience Jonathan needs to apologise to Nigerians- APC

APC has asked Former First lady, Patience Jonathan to apologize to Nigerians following the recent discovery of $15 million found in five accounts in a company linked to her.Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, said this in a statement released over the weekend while reacting to the recent protest by some Niger Delta youths in ...

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100 million viewers: US Presidential election debate between Trump & Clinton to be the most viewed in history

The U.S Presidential election debate that will hold tonight between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the most viewed presidential debate in history with some commentators forecasting Super Bowl-sized viewership of around 100 million Americans. The debate will be live, unscripted and unpredictable and is expected to break the record TV audience of 80 million for the 1980 Presidential debate between ...

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Militancy: Governor Rochas Okorocha appoints wife as amnesty committee chairman

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has appointed his wife, Nkechi Okorocha, as the chairman of the state Amnesty committee that will address issues concerning repentant militants. This committee was set up after some members of the Niger Delta Avengers and other militant groups surrendered their arms to the state government recently. According to Vanguard, during the inauguration of the committee, Okorocha urged ...

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I’m not dead, disregard malicious reports – Aliko Dangote cries out

Nigerian business tycoon and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has squashed online reports that claimed he is dead.An online magazine, DW-TV3, had claimed that the business mogul died in Germany after a brief illness.The foremost businessman took to  Twitter to deny the claims, saying he is hale and hearty.“I am hale, hearty and alive. Please disregard malicious report saying otherwise,” ...

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Senate forgery: Police resume probe of Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Nigeria Police Force has reopened investigations into the alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules 2015 by writing to the Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA), Mr. Mohammed Sani Omolori for additional information to assist its investigation.Senate President Bukola Saraki,  his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and the immediate past Clerk to the National Assembly(CNA), Salisu Maikasuwa, are  already standing ...

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Lai Mohammed threatens to sue newspaper

Lai Mohammed, minister of Information and culture, has threatened to sue the Daily Independent newspaper over a publication on the “change begins with campaign” launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 8.In its publication on September 15, the newspaper had claimed that the campaign “gulped N3.4 billion”.But a letter dated September 19 and addressed to the editor of the newspaper ...

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‘Buhari may sell National Anthem, flags, Coat of Arms’ – Shehu Sani lambastes FG

Senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, Shehu Sani has once again criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s led federal government over moves to sell national assets in order to revive the ailing economy.Mr. Sani on his social media account said: “If we have to sell our national assets to fund the 2016 budget; then we have to sell our coat of arms, ...

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