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How Olumide Osoba facilitated NFF appointment of Prince Adeyemi Adeyinka

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed Prince Adeyemi Adeyinka as the welfare officer of the Nigeria National under 20 team. The appointment according to inside sources was facilitated by a politician of note, Hon. Olumide Osoba, Chairman House Committee on Sport development, Federal House of Representatives. The vibrant and dynamic, Adeyemi Adeyinka before his …

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Since Abaribe is walking free, Ndume’s Detention Is Unfair – AYCF

Northern youth group, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, said that the arrest and detention of distinguished Senator Ali Ndume over his inability to produce fugitive former Pension boss, Abdurrashid Maina, was selective and unfair. In a statement signed by Alhaji Yerima Shettima, National President, AYCF, the group said, “We, as a youth group from the North, …

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FG BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF FREE ELECTRICITY METRES

The National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP) will on Friday, October 30, 2020 commence distribution of free electricity meters to Nigerians with simultaneous launch events of the scheme in Kano, Kaduna, Eko and Ikeja DISCO franchise areas.The programme was initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure mass metering with the hope of putting an end to …

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Gov. Wike REINFORCING THE PROSCRIPTION OF IPOB IN RIVERS STATE

A STATE-WIDE BROADCAST REINFORCING THE PROSCRIPTION OF IPOB IN RIVERS STATE BYGOVERNOR NYESOM WIKE, CON, GSSRS, POS23rd OCTOBER 2020. My Dear Good People of Rivers State, The Rivers State Government views with serious concern the unending destructive activities of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra (IPOB) in Rivers State. Recall that the IPOB was …

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UNDISPUTABLE SCENARIO OF LEKKI TOLL-GATE BROUHAHA… Prince Olusesi

I find it incumbent writing this piece with accuracy and precision, not reporting out of pre-existing online information, characterized by sensationalism and fallacies of hasty generalization but as a Landlord and son of the soil at Lekki area of Lagos. I was born, bred & raised at Lekki barely four decades ago I usually pass …

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12-Year-Old Rapper, Lil Rodney Sentenced To 7 Years For Shooting 1-Year-Old Baby

According to the report, a 12-year-old rapper known as Lil Rodney has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for shooting a 1-year-old baby in the US.A Texas judge, Judge Kim, found Lil Rodney who is a juvenile Crips gang member guilty and has sentenced him to spend 7 years in a juvenile detention center. …

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Canada denying Nigerians visas unfairly – Envoy

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada, Amb. Adeyinka Asekun, says the host country is unfairly denying a lot of Nigerians visas including students. Asekun stated this during a webinar on Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary organised by the mission on Thursday evening. He expressed the hope that the issue would be addressed in the draft bilateral agreement, …

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Strike: Governors’ Forum pleads with labour unions

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has pleaded with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to shelve its planned strike and participate in broad consultation with the various stakeholders.The governors made the call in a communiqué issued after dialogue between representatives of the forum and  union which took place in the Abuja residence of NGF Chairman and Gov. Kayode Fayemi …

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UNGA: Buhari urges global action against small arms

Small arms and light weapons President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night urged the international community to take strong action against illicit flows of small arms and light weapons. Addressing the virtual United Nations General Assembly through a pre-recorded video statement, Buhari said Nigeria was deeply concerned over the menace. “Nigeria remains deeply concerned over the illicit …

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Run people-oriented programme as `godfatherism` ends – Ex-agitator tells Obaseki

Mr Kingsley Muturu, a peace ambassador and leader of Amnesty Phase II in Delta, has described Gov. Godwin Obaseki`s victory as the final blow to godfatherism in Nigerian Politics. He, however, called on the governor to carry everyone along and ensure that his administration ran a purposeful and people-oriented programme. Muturu said this in a …

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Mourinho Commends One Player After 5-2 Win

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has singled out striker, Harry Kane, for praise following his side’s Premier League 5-2 victory against Southampton on Sunday. Mourinho said Kane was incredible against Southampton, adding that he changed the game in the second half with his movement and link play. According to him, the England international allowed fellow …

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT, ELECTORAL VALUES AND GOOD GOVERNANCE; LAGOS CP MEETS NEMA, INEC

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has met with the State Acting Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mr Ibrahim Farinloye and the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Mr Sam Olumekun, in his Ikeja office on Thursday, at different occasions. The meetings, which were propelled by the yearnings and …

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Edo election: Buhari warns against ‘do-or-die’ politics

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised political parties, candidates and security agents to behave responsibly in the forthcoming governorship election in Edo. The president, in a message to voters, political parties, election officials and security personnel, also warned against what he described as “the do-or-die mentality to politics.” The president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and …

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FG, LASG stop barge operations along Marina coastline

The Federal Government, in conjunction with Lagos State Government, on Tuesday ordered the stoppage of barge operations along Marina coastline. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, and the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gave the stop-work order during an unscheduled visit to inspect the activities around the Marina coastline. With the order, the …

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Nigeria loans: President Buhari Supports borrowing

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday supports his government’s borrowing to finance infrastructure. Buhari stated that his administration take loans to solve the dire shortfall in infrastructure. The Nigerian leader spoke on Tuesday at a meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) at the State House, in Abuja. President Buhari stressed that the …

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Adamawa Govt distributes 5,000 tonnes of fertiliser to farmers

The Adamawa State Government says it has procured 5,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser for distribution to farmers, to encourage agricultural productivity. Dr Dishi Khobe, the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN), in Yola on Monday. Khobe disclosed that the fertiliser would be sold at N5,000 …

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Pension: PTAD paid N96bn across operational departments

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has paid over N96 billion across all the operational departments of the Federal Government between July 2019 and August 2020. The Executive Secretary of the directorate, Dr Chioma Ejikeme, made this assertion at a news conference in Abuja, on Wednesday. She said that the directorate paid over N77 billion …

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DAVID IBIYEOMIYE, BLOWS HOT, CALLED DADDY FREEZE BASTARD, SAYS’ YOU CAN’T INSULT OYEDEPO WHEN AM STILL ALIVE

General Overseer of Porthacourt based Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomiye and anointed men of God has warned leader of Free the Sheep Movement, Ifedayo Olarinde also known as Daddy Freeze to desist from attacking Bishop David Oyedepo if he does not want to incur his wrath. Ibiyeomiye who literally threw caution to the wind in …

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First international flight lands in Lagos after 5 months

There was palpable joy on Saturday as the first international flight landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was coming after five months of closure of the Nigerian airspace due to the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Middle East Airline (MEA), …

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Boyfriend Murdered By 25-Year-Old Girlfriend After Demanding For Abortion

A 25 years old girl, Miss Onyinye Chime has murdered her 29 years old boyfriend, Mr Azubuike Eleyi for suggesting she terminate a pregnancy that emanated from their friendship. Onyinye was said to have stabbed Azubuike to death when an argument ensued between them after she refused to terminate the pregnancy. The suspect was said …

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Nigeria/Ghana Row: Gbajabiamila meets Buhari, heads to Ghana

President Muhammadu Buhari meets behind closed door with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja. Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed door with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja. Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of …

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LASU STUDENTS TO RESUME IN BATCHES-VC

The Lagos State University has announced that its students would resume in batches. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, made this known on Monday. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had on Saturday announced that tertiary institutions will be allowed to open from September 14th, 2020, while primary and secondary schools may be …

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DISCLAIMER: LASU to Start Exam September 28, says Fagbohun

It has come to the attention of the Lagos State University Management of the malicious and fake rumour going round the social media that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, NPOM, has said that students of the University will commence their First Semester examination on September 28, 2020. Members of the University Community (staff …

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Hostility: Ghana extends olive branch to Nigeria

Following the riot act read by the Federal Government to hostility towards Nigerians in Ghana, the Ghanaian authorities has extended the olive branch, promising commitment to warm relations with Nigeria.In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ghanaian authority said it would engage the Federal Government of Nigeria with a view to resolve comprehensively and exhaustively matters …

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Ghana defends $1m traders’ levy, faults Nigeria’s border closure, others

The Ghanaian Minister of Information, Kojo Nkrumah, on Sunday, defended the $1 million trade levy and other regulations imposed on Nigerian traders in Ghana, noting that Nigeria had equally issued executive orders preventing foreigners from getting jobs which Nigerians can do. The minister said it was astonishing that Ghanaian laws could be described as outrageous, …

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SANWO-OLU DIRECTS SCHOOL RESUMPTION, AS LAGOS RECORDS DECLINE IN POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES

•Tertiary Institutions Resume Sept. 14; Basic Schools, Sept. 21 •Governor Launches COVID-19 Care Pack For Home Treatment All tertiary institutions in Lagos State are to re-open for academic activities from September 14, 2020. This was the directive by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the 18th state-wide briefing held at the State House in Marina on Saturday. …

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Mali junta postpones transfer of powers meeting as cracks emerge

Mali’s military junta on Saturday postponed the first meeting on the transfer of power after rising tensions with the group that sparked the August 18 coup. The junta had invited civic groups, political organisations and former rebels to consultations on Saturday, but said in a statement that the meeting was postponed at the last minute …

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Checking violence and hate speech in Edo 2020 political campaigns

By Julius Enehikhuere, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) The ongoing campaigns for the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election are characterised by violence and hate speech. No one is claiming responsibility. However, political observers say that almost all the political gladiators are guilty. Barely a month to the election, the fear of possible violence is palpable. …

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A Sterling performance? Not quite, but commendable

Sterling Bank made N5.4 billion in profit for the Half-year 2020, falling shy of the N5.7 billion posted in the corresponding period of 2019. The continuing economic crisis and lull in activities triggered by the unprecedented corona-virus outbreak has manifested itself it terms of decreased activities; causing a dip in commercial bank’s lending operations and …

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WHEN GTBANK TURNS GAMBLER, USES CUSTOMERS MONEY TO PLAY BET

Funke Adeoye, a customer of GTBank is in sorrow presently as the bank defrauded her the sum of two hundred and thirty thousand naira, #230,000.00 on Saturday 15th of August 2020. Adeoye while recounting her ordeal to Ireportnews expressed her shock at the dubious act by the bank especially.“I don’t believe the bank can stoop …

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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

White House hopeful Joe Biden on Tuesday named Kamala Harris, a black US senator from California, as his choice for vice president, capping a months-long search for a Democratic partner to challenge President Donald Trump in November. “I have the great honour to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little …

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