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#EndSARS: Falz Releases ‘Johnny’ Video In Honour Of Victims Of Police Brutality
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#EndSARS: Falz Releases ‘Johnny’ Video In Honour Of Victims Of Police Brutality

Rapper Falz has released an #EndSARS-inspired video for his 2019 song ‘Johnny’ He shared the video on Thursday in an Instagram post. “We will never forget the heroes that have been unlawfully slain. This is for them. For every single Nigerian life snatched away unlawfully, we must make sure we get justice,” he wrote. “Almost two years since I released the audio. Even more disturbing to think that as time passed, the message became more relevant.” MCI reports that Falz on October 8 led an #EndSARS protest in Lagos alongside singer Runtown.   View this post on Instagram   Falz @falzthebahdguy release visuals for his song ‘Johnny' . . Johnny relates to the current situation of police brutality and ...
It Is Better To Gain Honour At The Cost Of Losing Power – Jonathan To Trump
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It Is Better To Gain Honour At The Cost Of Losing Power – Jonathan To Trump

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has again preached peace to nations around the world, saying it is preferable to gain honour and lose power. His Facebook post on Friday came at the time sources in US President Donald Trump’s camp said he was not considering conceding defeat if he loses the election to Democrat Joe Biden. “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power than to gain power at the cost of losing honour,” Mr Jonathan wrote. “At any point in time, the power of love should matter more than the love of power. “This is my philosophy. I have lived it. It has brought great peace to both my beloved nation and I. And I recommend it to all leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the p...
Lebron James Becomes First Basketball Player To Win NBA Finals MVP Honour With Three Different Teams
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Lebron James Becomes First Basketball Player To Win NBA Finals MVP Honour With Three Different Teams

    LeBron James became the first player to win NBA. Finals MVP honours with three different teams on Sunday and for LA Lakers, coach Frank Vogel the Ohio native has cemented his status as the best player ‘the basketball universe has ever seen’. James’ fourth NBA championship, which came after he led the Lakers to a 106-93 win over the Miami Heat in Game Six, also saw him take home his fourth Finals MVP award. He trails only Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan, who won six to go with his six NBA championships. The 35-year-old James, who also won the award during two championship runs with Miami and one with Cleveland, averaged 29.8 points per game on 59 per cent shooting in the Finals while leading a defensive effort that handcuffed the Heat offense in Game Six. While many...
Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President
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Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President

One Abdul from Jos, Plateau State on Sunday, October 4, named his newborn son Buhari because of the love he has for President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Abdul, he made a promise to name his son after President Buhari when a Katsina man officially changed his son's name from Buhari to Suleiman to show his disappointment with the president's performance in office.  
Kanu Signs Up For Simba TVS
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Kanu Signs Up For Simba TVS

Nigerian soccer legend, Kanu Nwankwo, was yesterday, unveiled as an ambassador for Simba TVS, distributors of Nigeria's leading brands in the tricycle, motorcycle and power bike Sector.   Kanu said "I have the singular honour and privilege of endorsing and recommending their products. They are number one in their areas of business. Their quality and after sales service policy is demonstrated in their Workshops pan Nigeria”.  Simba TVS places strong emphasis on empowerment, and runs specific programs targeted at women, youths, welfare for the mechanics and rider communities.   Mr Mahendra Pratap,  Simba TVS - Business Head in Nigeria,  said “we are honored and humbled that, Kanu Nwankwo, is endorsing TVS King Tricycles and motorcycles, emphasizing that the two-time Afr...
Spain Honour Iniesta With Naked Statue For 2010 World Cup Winning Goal
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Spain Honour Iniesta With Naked Statue For 2010 World Cup Winning Goal

Spain has marked the 10th anniversary of the country's 2010 victory over Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. Barcelona legend, Iniesta, now playing in Japan, was the hero that night in Johannesburg as he struck four minutes from the end of extra-time to secure Spain's World Cup success. Iniesta's hometown of Albacete have now honoured their most famous son with a naked statue showing a mirror image of his position as he struck the winner that night. Locals from Albacete were to celebrate the unveiling of the statue on July 10 but Coronavirus restrictions mean it'll be held next year.
Liverpool Squad Knelt In Honour Of George Floyd
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Liverpool Squad Knelt In Honour Of George Floyd

Liverpool Football Club players tweeted a photo today showing their support, following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. The 29 Reds players took a knee around the centre circle at Anfield stadium after reportedly requesting the picture during training on Monday.
Caf rules in Botswana’s favour after boycotting U17 Women’s World Cup clash with Morocco
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Caf rules in Botswana’s favour after boycotting U17 Women’s World Cup clash with Morocco

The African football governing body has refused to punish the Southern African nation for failing to honour their away tie The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has rescheduled Morocco's second leg of the second round tie of the 2020 U17 Women's World Cup qualifiers against Botswana. The match originally scheduled to be played at Stade Boubker Ammar in Sale on March 14 following a 1-0 first-leg triumph at the National Stadium, Gaborone, saw the visitors not show up because they boycotted the match due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Reports say that the match's abandonment was due to the travel ban by Botswana's government on citizens to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
My Mom And I Vowed To Honour My Grandmother By Keeping Low Cut – Model, Eva Reveals
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My Mom And I Vowed To Honour My Grandmother By Keeping Low Cut – Model, Eva Reveals

Women pay close attention to their hair and choose to treat it differently with costly hair equipment. Amazingly a United kingdom-primarily based model Eva Apio has unfolded approximately why she continually continues a low cut even while she will find the money for to shop for costly hairs or develop hers. Eva Apio hit the Nigerian social media radar courtesy of Father DMW, a member of Davido’s crew who became continually going live along with her on Instagram sometime among March and April 2020. Ever due to the fact she has become a fan favorite following the brief unique moment she shared with Father. The quite fashionista stated that she and her mom made a solemn vow in no way to grow their hair as their manner of honouring her grand mother who lost her life to cancer. She...
Davido laments Over Poor Roads In Osun State
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Davido laments Over Poor Roads In Osun State

Davido and B-Red visited their home town Ede in Osun state yesterday to honour their late uncle Isiaka Adeleke. Following the visit, Davido took to social media page to lament on the poor roads in Osun state. Also, he revealed all roads are still the same.
Sowore Gets Nominated For United States Prisoner Of Conscience Honour
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Sowore Gets Nominated For United States Prisoner Of Conscience Honour

According to SaharaReporters, the pro-democracy campaigner and journalist, Omoyele Sowore, has been nominated to receive the Prisoner of Conscience honour from the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States House of Representatives. The bipartisan commission is charged with promoting, defending and advocating for international human rights. U.S lawmaker, Josh Gottheimer, sponsored Sowore’s nomination for the prestigious recognition. The Congressman made the announcement during a meeting with other American politicians on Friday. He said: “For months now, I have been working closely with the Sowore family, the Haworth community, the State Department, and my colleagues to advocate on Yele’s (Omoyele) behalf. “We are urging the Nigerian Government to protect Yele’s safe...
Emir Sanusi Urges FG To Honour Agreements With ASUU
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Emir Sanusi Urges FG To Honour Agreements With ASUU

The Emir of Kano, and Chancellor, University of Benin, Muhammed Sanusi II, has urged the federal government to honour all agreements it entered into with the Association Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end frequent distortion of university calendar. Sanusi spoke at the weekend during the 45th convocation/49th Founders Day ceremony of the University of Benin. “The worrisome development of late is the tug of war between the government and academic staff union of universities on issues bothering on fiscal policy of the government. The media, were recently, awash with news of threat of strike by ASUU over their integration into the integration payroll information system (IPPIS). “My advice to the government is that there should be a political will to honour all agreements it enter...
Patience Jonathan accused of being a huge donor to a Canadian hospital
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Patience Jonathan accused of being a huge donor to a Canadian hospital

A Nigerian man took to Twitter to share photos of a "garden" he stumbled upon at a hospital his son was born in last week. However underlying story of the photos he shared was Patience Jonathan allegedly being a huge donor to the Canadian hospital. According to him, a check he ran backed his claim of one being a huge donor for such honor to be put up at the hospital. Saw this at the hospital in Toronto where my son was born last week. Patience Jonathan has a “garden” put up in her honour. Checked and found that to get that kind of recognition here, one must be a huge donor (if you know what I mean).  
American Firm, Stericycle Hoists Nigerian Flag To Honour Employee, Omolanke Shelle
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American Firm, Stericycle Hoists Nigerian Flag To Honour Employee, Omolanke Shelle

American multinational company, Stericycle Inc., recently hoisted the Nigerian flag in honour of a hardworking new employee, Mrs Omolanke Shelle. Thirty eight years old Shelle, an indigene of Ekiti, western Nigeria, works at the company’s facility in Aurora, Illinois, where the Green-White-Green was raised in April. This came barely a month after Stericycle gave the mother of three full-time job on March 17, following the expiration of a temporary employment that lasted for about five months. Her supervisor, Mr John Katchka, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Shelle was honoured on account of her “attitude, work ethic, ability to learn and team spirit’’. “Ms Shelle came to us via a temporary employment agency during our busy season’’, said in a written response to N...
Popular Actress, Nomhle Nkonyeni Is Dead
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Popular Actress, Nomhle Nkonyeni Is Dead

Veteran stage and screen actress Nomhle Nkonyeni has died at the age of 77, Sowetan Live reports. Nkonyeni’s most recent role was Lulama Langa in Scandal!, an etv soapie. The South African government shared their condolences to the family of actress Nomhle Nkonyeni. “She will be remembered for her excellent contribution to the performing arts. Earlier this year, she was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver. Ugqatso ulifezile!” their statement said. Earlier this year Nkonyeni was awarded the prestigious honour by President Cyril Ramaphosa for excellence in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism or sport.
Makinde Will Honour Agreement With ADC, ZLP, SDO — Oyo PDP Chair Allays Fears
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Makinde Will Honour Agreement With ADC, ZLP, SDO — Oyo PDP Chair Allays Fears

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Oyo State, Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, has assured that Governor Seyi Makinde would the pre-election arrangement he had with the African Democratic Congress, ADC, Zenith Labour Party, ZLP and Social Democratic Party, SDP. GISTOK recalls that the governorship candidates of the ADC, ZLP and SDP stepped down and adopted Makinde of the PDP during the just concluded 2019 election. This newspaper understands that there have been fears over whether or not Makinde would fulfill the promises made to the parties. In the sharing formula, OYO INSIGHT, the ADC and ZLP will take 30 and 15 per cent respectively while the SDP will be given 5 per cent. Mustapha, who spoke on Thursday while briefing newsmen in Ibadan, disclosed that all stakeholders...
President Buhari Names Abuja National Stadium After MKO Abiola
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President Buhari Names Abuja National Stadium After MKO Abiola

President Mohammadu Buhari today renamed the Abuja national stadium after late Moshood Abiola Buhari made the declaration in his June 12 Democracy Day celebration speech on Wednesday. He said the decision was taken to honour and immortalise the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993, general election. Details later.
Luke Perry’s Daughter Sophie Announces A School In Malawi Will Be Named In Honour Of Her Late Father
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Luke Perry’s Daughter Sophie Announces A School In Malawi Will Be Named In Honour Of Her Late Father

Luke Perry's daughter, Sophie Perry, is working hard to make sure her father's legacy lives on. Less than two months after her father's death, Sophie, 18, took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that she'd managed to raise the funds to open a preschool in Malawi, which will bare her father's name in honour of his memory. "Thank you to everybody who donated to help with our projects!" Sophie wrote, referring to the GoFundMe campaign she started to raise money for their efforts. "Our first school is finished and I can’t tell you how proud and excited I am to see it open on Wednesday. Thank you to my amazing partner Ruben for everything. Especially for fighting to name the school after my dad," she added in the caption, alongside a photo of herself and her friends, Gabriela and Ruben, ...
Super Eagles Midfielder, Semi Ajayi Bags Championship Player of the Month
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Super Eagles Midfielder, Semi Ajayi Bags Championship Player of the Month

Super Eagles midfielder, Semi Ajayi has been named the Championship Player for the Month of March The 25-year-old midfielder scored five goals in five games for his English lower league side Rotherham United for the month under review. Ajayi first joined his present club in 2017 on a loan deal, scoring once in seventeen appearances for them. He, however, bagged a permanent deal with the Millers after the expiration of his temporary stay at the New York Stadium. After being presented with the award on Friday, the Super Eagles midfielder expressed delight with the recognition. He added that his teammates contributed to his success all through the month. Ajayi said: “It is a massive honour, and it is something I a...
NB Plc salutes NFF for honouring 1994 Super Eagles at night of stars
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NB Plc salutes NFF for honouring 1994 Super Eagles at night of stars

The high point of the second edition of the Nigeria Football Federation Award Night was the honour and tribute to the Class of 1994 of the Nigeria football team, the Super Eagles. Almost half of the living members of the squad were on hand to receive the honour, 25 years after the team blazed the trail to become Nigeria’s first ever squad at the FIFA World Cup. In doing so, the 1994 Super Eagles also became the first Anglophone African team at the World Cup. Before the World Cup in June 1994, the team also won the Africa Cup of Nations, the first by any Nigerian squad outside the shores of the country. The squad also became the first Nigerian side to feature in the ‘sacred’ turf of the old Wembley Stadium in November 1994. Speaking on the NFF Awards, the official brewer of the tea...
Nelly’s hilarious dancing, Greg’s wild speech and booze in full flow… what you DIDN’T see from Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd’s ‘raucous’ Maldives wedding
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Nelly’s hilarious dancing, Greg’s wild speech and booze in full flow… what you DIDN’T see from Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd’s ‘raucous’ Maldives wedding

It proved to be one of reality TV's most incredible occasions, as Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd tied the knot at last following a five year engagement. And the couple have given fans an inside look at their boozy Maldives wedding which saw their adorable daughter Nelly steal the show, Greg take to the stage and Billie dazzle with her beautiful wedding gown. In a slew of social media snaps, Mr and Mrs Shepherd eagerly documented the romantic ceremony and raucous reception that followed among the beautiful Maldives setting, just days after returning from their honeymoon on the island of Medhufaru. One hilarious video posted by Billie's mum Sue, featured four-year-old taking her place on the dancefloor, showing off her hilarious moves as she danced across the sparkling floor. The captio...
Senate Adjourns Plenary In Honour Of Slain Oyo Rep, Temitope Olatoye Sugar
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Senate Adjourns Plenary In Honour Of Slain Oyo Rep, Temitope Olatoye Sugar

The National Assembly has adjourned plenary till Wednesday, March 13. The members of the red and green chambers agreed to the adjournment on Tuesday in honour of the Oyo rep member, Temitope Olatoye, who was shot dead during the governorship election in Ibadan. The spokesman for the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Mr Toye Akinrinola, confirmed this to Channels Television on Saturday. Akinrinola explained that Olatoye was rushed to the hospital at about 6:20 pm after sustaining critical gunshot wounds to the eye. The UCH spokesman added that the lawmaker was too weak to be revived by the time he was brought to the medical facility for treatment. Olatoye was the lawmaker representing Lagelu /Akinyele Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
INEC Honours 2face, Others In Abuja
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INEC Honours 2face, Others In Abuja

While commending 2face and others for mobilising youths to participate in the voter registration, the INEC boss urged them to continue to tell them to collect their PVCs. The 2019 general elections will be for young people who constitute 81 per cent of registered voters, the Independent National Commission said in Abuja on Tuesday. The chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, stated this during an election summit for youths, where popular musicians were given awards for helping to mobilise youths to register for the elections. Among those given awards were ace musician Innocent Idibia (2face), Ambassador Ketil Karlson, Head of European Union to Nigeria and ECOWAS. Yakubu explained that another category of youths were drawn from the National Youth Service Corps and tertiary instit...
Simi And Wande Coal Thrill London Fans In Sold-out Concerts
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Simi And Wande Coal Thrill London Fans In Sold-out Concerts

Nigerian singers, Simi and Wande Coal are currently the subject for discussion on most social media platforms as the duo pulled off electrifying performances at their individual sold out concerts in London over the weekend. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while Wande Coal held his concert at the over 2, 000 capacity Indigo at the O2 Arena, Simi took to the 800 capacity O2 Academy on Sunday night. Simi, Wande Coal thrill London fans in sold-out concert The show was Simi’s first London show and she performed some of her hit songs sharing the stage with Falz, The Bahd Guy, Adekunle Gold. Meanwhile, Wande Coal, whose show was co-hosted by Basketmouth, took the guests on a musical journey with a live band and surprise performances from Burna Boy and Naira Marley. Ho...
See Anything Wrong With This Cake Made to Welcome Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall to Nigeria?
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See Anything Wrong With This Cake Made to Welcome Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall to Nigeria?

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Nigeria on the final leg of their Royal visit to West Africa and they were welcomed with a reception done in their honour. As with most celebrations, there was a cake at the reception for Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles, but Nigerians are so disappointed with the kind of cake made and they say it is a disgrace that the federal government of Nigeria couldn't even give the contract to a professional baker to make a presentable cake. See some Twitter reactions to the "horrendous" cake below.  
We Are Learning ‘Shaku Shaku’ Dance Steps For Our Campaign – Osinbajo
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We Are Learning ‘Shaku Shaku’ Dance Steps For Our Campaign – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who was Chairman and Special Guest of Honour at the launch of Five Fascinating Bookswritten by Funmilayo Braithwaite, in Abuja on Sunday, disclosed that he was learning the ‘Shaku Shaku’ dance steps for campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections. Yemi Osinbajo who stated that nobody knows what will work in Nigerian politics, added that his friend recently polled large number of votes just by dancing.  “And hopefully, we will be able to find resolution to some of the questions raised in our political lives as well; I know that is one of the reason Alhaji Shittu Kabir, Chairman, Advanced Peoples Democratic Party is here. “As matter of fact, for those of us who are politicians, when you see `Politicrisis’; especially as elections approach, you might thin...
Pregnant Duchess, Meghan Markle Honours The Late Princess By Donning Her Bracelet And Butterfly Earrings
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Pregnant Duchess, Meghan Markle Honours The Late Princess By Donning Her Bracelet And Butterfly Earrings

Meghan Markle paid tribute to her late mother-in-law today by wearing a pair of earrings and a bracelet belonging to the late Princess of Hearts. As Meghan joined husband Prince Harry on the first day of their Australian royal tour on Tuesday, October 16, she had on a pair of butterfly earrings and a bracelet, both of which belonged to late Princess Diana and was gifted to Meghan by Prince Harry. Princess Diana left much of her jewellery collection to her sons' future wives, writing in a letter: I would like you to allocate all my jewellery to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it. Among her vast collection are the glittering butterfly earrings worn by Meghan, which Diana wore to an event in the Canadian city of Prince George...
2019: Youth Parliament Endorses Saraki’s Loyalist
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2019: Youth Parliament Endorses Saraki’s Loyalist

Ahead of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) primaries, the Nigerian Youth Parliament has endorsed the candidacy of Abdulmajeed Olanrewaju Oba for the Federal House of Representatives. Saraki Mr Olanrewaju Oba who organised the recent Mass Rally for Senator Bukola Saraki for President is vying to represent the Asa, Ilorin West Federal Constituency in the 2019 general elections under the PDP platform. Speaking on the endorsement at a Special Occasion of a merit award of excellence conferment on Hon. Olanrewaju Oba, the Head of Mission, Nigerian Youth Parliament, Mr Gideon Obande, said that the recipient of the award Olanrewaju Oba has contributed to youth development in the state through his advocacies and empowerment programmes. Osun: Resign now, PDP tells INEC chair, Direc...
European Ryder Cup Squad Pays Tribute To Spain’s Barquin
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European Ryder Cup Squad Pays Tribute To Spain’s Barquin

Europe’s Ryder Cup team will wear yellow ribbons this week to honour Spanish golfer Celia Barquin, a 22-year-old college champion who was stabbed to death last week in America, captain Thomas Bjorn said Tuesday. Celia Barquin Upon each ribbon was written in red the name of Barquin, who died in Ames, Iowa, where she was named Iowa State University female athlete of the year after winning the Big 12 Conference golf title. READ ALSO: ABS Coach Tunde Sanni resigns The ribbon and inscription used the colours of the Spanish flag as a mark of respect for a player who appeared set to join the LPGA Tour and who was killed while playing golf. A homeless man, Colin Richards, has been charged with her murder. Among those who paid tribute to Barquin last week were Spanish Ryder Cup te...
Aregbesola Gives Car And Other Gifts To Teachers
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Aregbesola Gives Car And Other Gifts To Teachers

Osun state Governor Rauf Aregbesola attends the State Primary Education Board in Conjunction with the Office of the Head of Service to the Omoluabi Award Scheme to Honour Distinguished Teachers in both Elementary and Middle Schools Across the State.
We’re On A Mission To Rescue Delta From PDP- EMERHOR
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We’re On A Mission To Rescue Delta From PDP- EMERHOR

UGHELLI – LEADER of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, Saturday, said the party is on a mission to rescue the State from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Olorogun O’tega Emerhor Emerhor during a reception in his honour at Evwreni, Ughelli North local government area of the state by leaders and elders of the party, also affirmed that he has accepted to run for the position of Senator representing Delta Central senatorial district after the leaders from Delta Central purchased and presented a nomination and expression of interest form to him. In his remarks at the event, he said: “APC is on a mission to rescue Delta State and a chunk of that rescue is in Delta Central and we must make sure that the district is well represented at the Senat...
Remembering Late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who Died in1997
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Remembering Late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who Died in1997

On this day 21 years ago, Fela Anikulapo Kuti a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick died at the age of 58 from complications related to AIDS.   If the Nigerian legend were still alive, he would have clocked 80 on October 15, 2018 unfortunately that day will be the climax of the annual Felabration Music Festival held in his honour.   In his lifetime, Fela was known worldwide as a great musician and activist and years after his death, his Afrobeat sound continues to dictate and dominate the sound of music all over the world leaving his indelible footprint in the sands of time.   His self pioneered Afrobeat sound has put Nigerian music, culture, arts and soun...
Imam Who Saved Christians At Plateau Killings Arrives Govt House
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Imam Who Saved Christians At Plateau Killings Arrives Govt House

The Islamic cleric who saved lots of Christian women and children during the crisis in Plateau state has met with the governor. Mr. Simon Lalong, the governor of Plateau state, has met with the 83-year-old Islamic cleric, Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar, who saved the lives of about 300 people during serious crisis in the state. The Imam had saved the innocent women and children after they ran to his home when killer herdsmen invaded about 15 communities in the Barkin Ladi local government area of the state, killing over 200 persons. He hid them in the mosque and stood by the door to wade off the attackers at great risk to his life at Nghar Yelwa village (Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State), during the tragic Plateau attack of June 23 and 24, 2018. The people,...
President Buhari Can Confer Honour On Any Nigerian, Dead Or Alive – Falana
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President Buhari Can Confer Honour On Any Nigerian, Dead Or Alive – Falana

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says President Muhammadu Buhari is not prohibited by law to confer national honours on deserving Nigerians, dead or alive. Falana said this on Thursday in reaction to a statement by Alfa Belgore, a former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), describing as illegal, the conferment of Nigeria’s highest national honour on MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election. The retired judge said the national honours can not be awarded posthumously, “much less the GCFR”, which is the highest honour in the land. Falana, however, said the ex-CJN did not refer to any section of the National Honours Act or any other law that has been violated by the president. “With profound respect to the Honourable Justice Alfa Belgore, the National H...
BBC Honours Nigerian Police Officer Who Has Never Collected Bribe
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BBC Honours Nigerian Police Officer Who Has Never Collected Bribe

A Nigerian police officer has been honoured by BBC for standing out and refusing to collect bribe all through his years of service. Julius Adewale Adedeji, a superintendent of police currently serving in the Ekiti state police command, is being celebrated by BBC for being Nigeria’s "most dedicated police officer". He is said to have never taken a bribe when it's offered because it is “needless” for him. In an interview, he told BBC that he was surprised receiving the award because he did not know he was being watched. He said: “I thank God that it’s recognised and I feel like putting my best more and more. “A copy of the letter [from the BBC] was delivered to my office for my information, when I read through it, I was wondering could it be true? I read through the letter and I ...
Chimamanda Adichie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Others Honour Oprah Winfrey
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Chimamanda Adichie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Others Honour Oprah Winfrey

Nigerian bestselling author Chimamanda Adichie and British-Nigerian award-winning actor Chiwetel Ejiofor were among celebrities at an intimate tea reception in honour of American media mogul, Oprah Winfrey. The reception was organised by the editor in chief of British Vogue Magazine, Edward Enninful to celebrate Oprah’s role in Disney film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ at the Connaught Hotel, in London. News Agency of Nigeria reports that Adichie and Ejiofor worked together in 2013 when Ejiofor starred as ‘Odenigbo’ in the film version of Adichie’s bestselling book ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’. Adichie is a multi-award-winning writer and her second book ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ won the Orange Prize. In 2008, she was awarded a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant. Her latest book ‘Americanah’ was recently...
Brooklyn Beckham Gets A Tattoo In Honour Of His Mum
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Brooklyn Beckham Gets A Tattoo In Honour Of His Mum

Brooklyn Beckham, the eldest son of David and Victoria Beckham has added a new tattoo to his body. The 18-year-old unveiled the new inking of a heart with the word 'mum' emblazoned on his bicep to his Instagram followers on Sunday. On Monday, Brooklyn also flaunted his new 'mum' tattoo as he stepped out for lunch in Los Angeles.
Emmys Will No Longer Honour Kevin Spacey With 2017 Founders Award Over Sexual Assault
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Emmys Will No Longer Honour Kevin Spacey With 2017 Founders Award Over Sexual Assault

The International Academy of Awards has said it will no longer honor House of Cards star Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Awards. This is coming after the actor said he was “beyond horrified” following his colleague Anthony Rapp‘s allegation that he (Spacey) sexually abused him in 1986 when Rapp was 14. Spacey had said he couldn’t remember the incident since he was drunk, adding that he owes Rapp his “sincerest apology” for whatever way he had acted. Netflix had earlier announced that it will be ending House of Cards with a 6th season in 2018, but said it had nothing to do with Spacey’s misconduct, adding that the decision was made in the summer of 2017.
Labour MP Makes Official Move To Strip Harvey Weinstein Of His CBE
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Labour MP Makes Official Move To Strip Harvey Weinstein Of His CBE

A Labour MP has made an official bid for Harvey Weinstein to be stripped of his CBE over a string of sexual harassment claims. Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah has written to Civil Service chief Jeremy Heywood to officially request the movie mogul's honour be referred to Parliament's Honours Committee. To strip someone of their knighthood, the letter explains, requires a decision of the Honours Forfeiture Committee - a panel of top civil servants - with the approval of the Queen. They have usually been removed on the basis of criminal convictions, official censures from professional bodies or actions related to the honour. They can also be considered if a person retaining their honour would bring the honours system into disrepute. In her letter, Ms Onwurah said she enclosed eviden...
TB Joshua, Awarded Paraguay’s Highest Honour
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TB Joshua, Awarded Paraguay’s Highest Honour

The National Parliament of Paraguay has concurred to grant the "Comuneros" National Order of Merit to Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua. This was decided yesterday afternoon at the sitting of the Parliament in Asuncion, according to 970 AM Radio journalist, Nativida Romero.Member of Parliament Bernardo Villalba (ANR) proposed that the spiritual leader, Temitope Balogun Joshua, receive the highest distinction the Parliament can bestow. The legislator's proposal was fully approved.Avanza País MP, Rocío Casco, did however oppose it on grounds that the distinction had previously only been awarded to citizens of the country. For his part, the legislator Villalba maintained his position.Villalba put forward his arguments, in full session, where he expressed that Joshua, compell...
Edo FA Honour Shuaibu Amodu With Memorial Lecture
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Edo FA Honour Shuaibu Amodu With Memorial Lecture

The Edo State Football Association will hold a memorial lecture in honour of the late Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu, today. In a release, Edo State FA Chairman Frank Ilaboya said the lecture would be held to honour Amodu and also remember the life and times of one of the country’s finest coaches. The lecture entitled ‘Life and Times of Shuaibu Amodu,’ will be delivered by veteran coach, Alabi Aisien. According to Ilaboya, the event scheduled for the Media Centre of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, will feature coaches, former and current players, as well as sports and football administrators. “Beyond the lecture, the occasion will serve as a reminder to both Edo State and the Federal Government on the need to find a way to immortalise Nigeria’s past heroes,” Ilaboy...
Nigerians Raise N4M In 9 Hours To Honour Slain Police Hero, Sergeant Iboko
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Nigerians Raise N4M In 9 Hours To Honour Slain Police Hero, Sergeant Iboko

Kayode Ogundamisi’s move to make the family of late Sergeant Iboko who was killed for his bravery at the Owerri robbery attack comfortable, has really paid off as Nigerians have donated to the GoFundMe account launched to this effect. Nigerians have raised N2M for the family of the late Policeman, which is much more than the initial 200k target set by the activist.
Ondo, Oyo, Ogun Declare Monday Public Holiday In Honour Of M. K. O. Abiola
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Ondo, Oyo, Ogun Declare Monday Public Holiday In Honour Of M. K. O. Abiola

Government of Ondo, Osun, Ogun States have declared Monday as a work- free day in honour of the winner of the June 12, presidential election, the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Segun Ajiboye, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said the late Abiola’s supreme sacrifice culminated in the hurried departure of the military from the political scene in 1999. As part of the programmes lined up to celebrate the day, the government is organizing a lecture, with the theme: “June 12: A celebration of courage and resilience’. The event will hold at the International Events and Culture Centre (The Dome) in Akure. The Oyo State government has also declared the day as a public holiday. A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Govern...