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Nigeria at 59: Fayemi calls for greater commitment from citizens

As Nigerians celebrate the 59th independent anniversary today, Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has called for greater commitment, on the part of the citizenry, to the greatness of the country. Fayemi, in a goodwill message in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, also congratulated the people of Ekiti State on the 23rd …

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BBNaija: With Khafi & Tacha gone, Senator Shehu Sani says he’s now rooting for Mercy to win

Senator Shehu Sani has revealed the housemate he is supporting to win this year’s Big Brother Naija reality show. He made the revelation on Sunday, saying he is rooting for Mercy to win Big Brother Nigeria’s N60 million cash prize. Shehu Sani said his love at the initial time was …

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Gov. Fintiri pardons 18 prisoners to mark Nigeria Independence

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has approved the release of 18 prisoners serving various jail terms in the state in commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th Independent Anniversary. The governor said in a statement on Monday, that the action was in line with the constitution which granted him the power under prerogative …

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Nigeria at 59: NANS hails Buhari’s commitment to corruption fight

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s uncompromised commitment to fight against corruption, as Nigeria celebrates its 59th Independence on Oct. 1. Mr Azeez Adeyemi, the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the association, gave the commendation while addressing newsmen on Monday in Abeokuta, to …

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Police rescue over 300 ‘abused’ students from Kaduna Islamic school

The Kaduna State Police Command said on Friday that more than 300 male students have been rescued from an Islamic boarding school where many had been tortured and sexually abused The Command’s Spokesman, Yakubu Sabo, said police operatives raided a building in the Rigasa area city on Thursday where the …

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FG commends ExxonMobil, Africare, NBA’s quest for youth devt

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED, described reports credited to PriceWaterhouse Coopers, PwC, that no DISCO has paid any tax to the Federal Government since the privatisation of power assets in 2013 as misleading, incorrect and lacked in facts. Noting the claim was not supported by facts in a …

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Rivers APC crisis: Stakeholders appeal for Buhari’s intervention

Concerned stakeholders have appealed to President Muhamadu Buhari to resolve the lingering factional crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state. Interest group, Excellence Achievers Movement, through its President, Solomon Deesi Lenu, said yesterday in Port Harcourt that the division in the Rivers APC was robbing the party …

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Ali Baba marks his daughter’s 21st birthday with sweet and colorful notes

Veteran Nigerian comedian Ali Baba recently used his social media platform to celebrate his daughter as she marked another year. The comedian kicked off the celebration of his girl, Eseophe, by flooding his verified Instagram page with several throwback pictures of the celebrant. He continued by noting that the young …

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FG Vows To Keep Borders Shut Till Neighbouring Countries Comply

Nigeria borders will remain closed until neighbouring countries respect Nigeria’s policy on food ban and other contraband importation. This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Comptroller General of Customs, Hammed Ali, during a visit to Maigatari border in Jigawa State. Maigatari border town connects Nigeria and Niger republic. Ali while …

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I Had No Doubt I Would Win At Tribunal – Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade has dedicated his victory at the Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal to God and the people of Cross River State. Ayade described the tribunal judgement as a mere reaffirmation of his resounding victory at the March 9, 2019 governorship poll. The governor who spoke through his Special Adviser …

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Reekado Banks `sack’ brother as Manager Read

Reekado Banks who spoke on the sack said:“It was just next level dealings, I wanted to get somewhere else, the vision became a lot farther, like I saw farther than I used to see and I just needed somebody that’ll see as much, most especially someone that’s been there with …

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Breaking News: Cows, herdsmen invade FUTO

The management of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, has raised the alarm over herdsmen, cattle invasion in the school. “It was not funny driving to the Senate Building this morning. It is baffling why herdsmen are gradually transforming FUTO premises into a cattle colony”, Nnabuihe said. Answering a question, …

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BBNaija 2019: Ex-housemate Venita talks about her relationship with Khafi

Former Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate Venita, who was evicted on Sunday, September 8, has addressed some issues concerning her in the house. Venita talked about her situation with Khafi and Gedoni. The former housemate addressed the topic while she was on her media tour after leaving the house. During …

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The T.B. Joshua Factor In Nigeria-South Africa Relations

Until the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the former Apartheid colony had always enjoyed very good relations with Nigeria. The two countries have often cross-fertilised ideas in many areas, including but not limited to the arts, culture, religion, music, advertising, etc. During my eventful sojourn in the marketing communications …

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BREAKING: Shi’ites defy police, hold Ashura procession in Wuse

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has carried out its Ashura mourning procession in Abuja, in defiance of the police. The Ashura procession is an annual religious ritual carried out by the Shia Islamic sect all over the world on September 10. Participants including men, women, and children held the procession …

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Tyre-burning Nigerian mob attacks Shop-rite outlet in Lagos

Nigerians protested outside a Shoprite outlet in Jakande in retaliation for xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. A Nigerian mob laid siege on an outlet of Shoprite located inside Circle Mall in the Jakande area of Lagos State on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The violent demonstration was in …

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Injured Djokovic Pulls Out Of US Open

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic retired with a shoulder injury after dropping the first two sets of Sunday’s US Open last-16 match against Stan Wawrinka. Swiss 23rd seed and 2016 champion Wawrinka led Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 when the Serb quit, having received treatment on his troublesome left shoulder before …

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Buhari reacts to xenophobic attack on Nigerians, reveals next step

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed “deep concern,” over the attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019. Following reports of the attack, Buhari despatched special envoy to his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa. This was contained in a statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser …

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2019 African Games: Nigeria now second on medals table

A flurry of gold medals in wrestling and others from athletics, boxing and even canoeing has seen Nigeria soar to the second spot on the overall medals table at the ongoing African Games in Morocco. Nigeria, as of Thursday night, had gathered a total of 103 medals (40 gold, 28 silver …

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Nigeria wins gold medal at 2019 SAGE competition in US

Some Nigerian students have made the nation proud by winning two gold medals at the 2019 Students for the Advancement Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) competition – The first group won for their project called the Marist Air Quality Monitor which detects harmful substances in the environment and trigger an alarm – …

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Shakiru Adegoke, Chelsea goalkeeper, set to play for Nigeria U-17 national team

Golden Eaglets Shakiru Adegoke has been invited to play for the Golden Eaglets ahead of the U-17 World Cup The Chelsea shot-stopper was handed an official invitation from the NFF a few days ago Nigeria will participate at the FIFA U-17 World Cup which will be hosted by Brazil in …

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BREAKING: NECO Releases 2019 June/July SSCE Results

NECO A breakdown of the results released on Tuesday shows that 829,787 candidates representing 71.59℅ made five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics. The number of candidates who made five credits and above, irrespective of English Language and Mathematics is 1,041,986 representing 89.90℅, which shows a drop by …

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African Games: Aku scores brace as Falconets beat Algeria 3-0, reach final

African Games women football events saw the Falconets beat Algeria to reach final Cynthia Aku’s brace and one from Zainab Olapade powered the Nigerian U20 women team to victory They will face either of Morocco or Cameroon for gold medal Nigeria U20 women national team are through to the final …

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Kogi Election: Court Affirms APC’s Decision To Hold Indirect Primary

Kogi Election A Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct indirect primary for the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi State. Justice Taiwo Taiwo approved the party’s choice on Monday and dismissed two suits filed by some APC members in Kogi, …

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Soyinka cautions FG against using security agencies to silence Nigerians

Professor Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s Nobel laureate, has cautioned against the use of security forces to reduce Nigerians’ freedom – The professor also advised Nigerians against believing everything they read online, asking them to assess such news deeply – Soyinka added that people post different things online to fulfill their sentimental …

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Ex-Super Falcons player, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine dies

The Nigeria Football Federation, on Thursday, announced the death of a former Super Falcons player, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine. NFF said that Chiejine died on Wednesday, after a brief illness. Chiejine, who was born on May 17, 1983, had scored 15 goals in 61 games for Nigeria as of 2007, according to Wikipedia. NFF said, …

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Buhari Arrives In Kaduna For Commissioning Of Projects

He was received by Governor Nasir El Rufai and other top Government Officials at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria. During the visit, the president will commission the Phase II of the Zaria Regional Water Supply Project Completed the the El-rufai administration. The first phase of the project was …

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Ekweremadu’s attackers risk 10-year jail as Nigerian mission seeks prosecution under German law.

The Nigerian High Commission in Germany has said that attackers of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, will be prosecuted under German law. If convicted, the attackers risk 10-year jail term each, as physical assaults are punishable by fines or imprisonments of up to 10 years in Germany. The Nigerian embassy …

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Fleeing Borno residents return after Boko Haram attack

Normalcy has returned to Gubio and Magumeri communities of Borno after the Wednesday night attacks coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that residents in the affected areas returned to their homes after the insurgents’ attacks at Gubio and Magumeri headquarters of Magumari and Gubio Local Government Areas …

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Nigeria-Seme border closure leaves thousands stranded

The federal government on Tuesday, August 20, shut down the border between Nigeria and the Republic of Benin This caused a lot of discomfort and inconvenience for nationals of both neighbouring countries who were returning to their bases after business transactions The spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Joseph …

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