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Month: December 2018

Police parade 12 suspected kidnappers of teenage twin sisters in Zamfara
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Police parade 12 suspected kidnappers of teenage twin sisters in Zamfara

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested twelve suspects over the kidnap of twin girls on 21st October, 2018 in Dauran village, Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state. The twins, Hassana Bala and Hussaina Bala were kidnapped when they went to distribute their wedding invitation cards. Police spokesman, DCP Jimoh Moshood, while parading the suspects on Monday at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, said the operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) carried out a discrete investigation into the matter and succeeded in the arrest of twelve suspects who were directly responsible for the kidnap of the twins. He said the suspects were arrested in various hideouts in Katsina and Zamfara states, adding that, they confessed and admitted to the roles they played in the kidna...
Mayweather Makes $9M in 139 Seconds after Beating Tenshin Nasukawa
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Mayweather Makes $9M in 139 Seconds after Beating Tenshin Nasukawa

Floyd Mayweather has just made $9M in 139 seconds after beating 20-year-old kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in exhibition bout. Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement briefly to score a lucrative victory in an exhibition boxing match in Japan over kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa that will do more for his bank balance than it did for the reputation of combat sports. The 41-year-old dropped his Japanese opponent three times in the opening round of what was planned for a three-round fight. Mayweather knocked him out in just two minutes to win the clash. The fight topped the bill for the prestigious New Year’s Eve event promoted by Rizin, one of Asia’s fast-growing mixed martial arts organisations, at the Saitama Super Arena, and though it has drawn international attention, it was litt...
Full text of Buhari’s New year Message to Nigerians
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Full text of Buhari’s New year Message to Nigerians

Here is the full text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s New year message to Nigerians, as he said 2019 will be significant for the country. Dear compatriots, It is my utmost pleasure to rejoice with all Nigerians as we enter the year 2019, which will be a very significant one for our country. 2. At the turn of every year, we often use the opportunity to look back at the past and forward to the future. To review the outgoing year, its high and low points, successes and failures, and be fully thankful to God. 3. We Nigerians are a religious people, and we believe that God reigns and rules in the affairs of men. A time like this offers precious opportunity for thanksgiving, stock taking and reflection on goals and targets set for the receding year, and how much was accomplished. The...
Open up If you are Sleeping around for money – OAP Kaylah
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Open up If you are Sleeping around for money – OAP Kaylah

OAP Kaylah has told women to open up to the public if they slepp around for money, and avoid misleading the young ones that look up to them. The OAP took to her Twitter page to make this known, as she addressed women who sleep around to make money but don’t open up to the public. See what she wrote below; Ladies , let’s be more sincere with ourselves next year . If you are sleeping around for money , own it , if you are working hard for your money own it , just own whatever works for you and avoid misleading the young ones that look up to you ❤️. holy pass It’s just better that way , I know a lot of women who have done all sorts to make a living and I’m in no position to judge them , they don’t owe me any explanation either , but I respect that they have turned it into something pos...
Petrol Tanker Crushes 5 Cars On New Year’s Eve In Lagos
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Petrol Tanker Crushes 5 Cars On New Year’s Eve In Lagos

A truck carrying diesel just ran into vehicles along the Gbagada - Iyana Oworo bridge crushing five cars.   According to an eyewitness, no one died but several people were injured.   LASTMA officials who are now on ground confirmed the accident saying, 'there's a multiple accident involving a loaded tanker and 5 vehicles at the descend of Gbagada bridge and recovery work is on-going at the moment'.   See more photos below....
”Stop dancing on the graves of Offa robbery victims” Lai Mohammed warns Saraki
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”Stop dancing on the graves of Offa robbery victims” Lai Mohammed warns Saraki

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has warned the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to stop dancing on the graves of the innocent souls who died in the April 5, 2018 armed robbery attack in Offa. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, the Minister repeated his earlier warning against playing politics with the unfortunate incident, after Dr. Saraki said in a radio interview that he donated 10 million Naira when he visited Offa to commiserate with the people in the aftermath of the robbery, even when (he said) the amount that was stolen from the robbed banks' vaults was 7 million Naira.   The Minister said the overly aggressive and crude response by Dr. Saraki to that warning has shown that he is not ready to heed the a...
Man arrested on his way to a church with loaded firearm, claims he was going to the house of God to go ‘fulfill a prophecy’
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Man arrested on his way to a church with loaded firearm, claims he was going to the house of God to go ‘fulfill a prophecy’

Authorities in Texas have arrested a man who was armed while on his way to a church with claims that he was going to the house of God to go 'fulfill a prophecy'. 33-year-old Tony Dwayne Albert II was arrested in Seguin, a suburb outside San Antonio, after a passerby saw the man carrying a handgun outside just before 7am on Sunday and called the police immediately. An off-duty Seguin officer reportedly responded to the call and found Albert armed. He was arrested near where The Door Christian Church is located for possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm. He reportedly told cops he was on his way to the church to 'fulfill...a prophecy' According to MySanAntonio.com, Albert II is not new to committing crimes. He was arrested at least six times in Harris County on vario...
2019: Full Text of President Buhari’s New Year Message To Nigerians
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2019: Full Text of President Buhari’s New Year Message To Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed Nigerians into the year 2019. Buhari stated that the year 2019 will be significant for the country. Dear compatriots, It is my utmost pleasure to rejoice with all Nigerians as we enter the year 2019, which will be a very significant one for our country. 2. At the turn of every year, we often use the opportunity to look back at the past and forward to the future. To review the outgoing year, its high and low points, successes and failures, and be fully thankful to God. 3. We Nigerians are a religious people, and we believe that God reigns and rules in the affairs of men. A time like this offers precious opportunity for thanksgiving, stock taking and reflection on goals and targets set for the receding year, and how much was accomplished. T...
Senator Elizabeth Warren declares to run for presidency in 2020 against Donald Trump
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Senator Elizabeth Warren declares to run for presidency in 2020 against Donald Trump

Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat representing Massachusetts has just announced that she has established a presidential campaign exploratory committee to kick off her plan to run for office come 2020. “In our country, if you work hard and play by the rules, you ought to be able to take care of yourself and the people you love,” the Democratic senator from Massachusetts says at the start of the new, 4 1/2 video. “No matter where you live in America or no matter where your family came from in the world, you deserve a path to opportunity,” Warren continues in the new political video. “That’s the America I am fighting for, and that is why today I am launching an exploratory committee for president.” A former Harvard law professor and champion of consumer protection, Warren has long bee...
US embassy in Nigeria shuts down indefinitely
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US embassy in Nigeria shuts down indefinitely

The United States embassy in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely. The embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US.   The statement read, “Due to the current US government shutdown, the American centres located in the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re-open once the US government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons.”   This implies that persons who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans.
2 African Migrants Hiding In Mattresses Caught At Spanish Border
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2 African Migrants Hiding In Mattresses Caught At Spanish Border

2 African migrants hiding in mattresses caught at Spanish border when immigration officers ordered that the items be cut open. Spanish border police may have been used to seeing various kinds of means in which desperate African migrants hide themselves in an attempt to enter the country, but this was considered entirely different. The trending video, recorded on Sunday (yesterday), shows Guardia Civil officers removing two black and white mattresses from the roof of a white vehicle. The cops, based in the Spanish territory of Melilla, then opened them with a knife, to discover the two African men inside. According to Spanish media, the driver managed to run from the vehicle back into Morocco.
Adekunle Gold’s Dad Appointed As Permanent Secretary In Lagos
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Adekunle Gold’s Dad Appointed As Permanent Secretary In Lagos

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has appointed singer Adekunle Gold’s dad, Mr Adeyemi Kosoko as Tutor General/Permanent Secretary for Education in Lagos State. The singer took to his social media page today to share the news moments after the swearing in ceremony was held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. He wrote: I CRIED TODAY Growing up, I watched my dad worked so hard for too little. Teachers weren’t big earners. But my dad, with the help of my mum, provided everything all 4 of us needed – maybe not wanted, but definitely needed. I remember when my dad went to Uniben for his first degree. My sisters and I were very young, and communication with him was pretty much impossible, because it was before the era of cellphones. We only saw him when he had school breaks. He finished...
Happy New Year – Australia And New Zealand Already In 2019
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Happy New Year – Australia And New Zealand Already In 2019

Happy New Year 2019: As we bid adieu to 2018, celebrations around the world, particularly Australia and New Zealand have already begun. In Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, tens of thousands gathered around Sky Tower as fireworks exploded from the top of the 328-meter (1,076-foot) structure. Across the southern hemisphere nation, thousands took to beaches and streets, becoming the first major nation in the world to usher in 2019. Reporters will be the guests of honour at the New Year’s Eve party in New York’s Times Square on Monday, in what organizers said was a celebration of press freedom after an unusually deadly year for journalists at US news outlets, Reuters reported. On the other hand, France is deploying more than 1,47,000 security forces nationwide to gird fo...
Damilola Adegbite Shares Her Biggest Testimony Of 2018
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Damilola Adegbite Shares Her Biggest Testimony Of 2018

Nollywood actress, Damilola Adegbite has just shared her biggest testimony of 2018 and how God gave her a massive army to fight her battle. According to her: ‘I was fighting a serious battle for over a year. A battle I knew I could never ever have won by power nor by might. So instead, I decided to pray HARD about it. Oh dear, I disturbed God on this matter. I would sing, dance, cry, praise,worship; day and night’. A whole year passed and nothing happened. But I refused to give up. On the 17th of May (a day before my birthday), I went to a mid week service. I dragged myself to church that day. I was overwhelmed. I had no strength left in me. My head kept telling me to give up, but my heart and spirit said NO. There was an altar call in church that day for people who desperately n...
Maradona Shows Support For Racism Victim Koulibaly
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Maradona Shows Support For Racism Victim Koulibaly

Diego Maradona has given his backing to Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly after the Senegalese international was subjected to racist abuse by Inter Milan supporters last week. Maradona (Instagram) Argentina great Maradona, who won the Serie A title with Napoli in 1987 and 1990, posted a picture of himself on social media holding up Koulibaly’s No.26 shirt with a message of support for the player, who was targeted with monkey chants by Inter fans during Napoli’s 1-0 defeat at the San Siro on Wednesday. “I played for Napoli for seven years and I also suffered from racist chants from some fans,” said Maradona, who is coach of Mexican second division outfit Dorados and adored by Napoli fans. The 58-year-old, currently on holiday in Buenos Aires as the Mexican league is on a bre...
Buhari Is Using Trader Money To Re-Loot Abacha Loot And Buy Votes – Fayose
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Buhari Is Using Trader Money To Re-Loot Abacha Loot And Buy Votes – Fayose

Fayose Accuses Buhari Of Vote Buying Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said the Federal Government TraderMoni Scheme was not only an avenue for advanced votes buying but direct “relooting of the Abacha loots.” Asking the economic sense in the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo leaving Abuja and spending about N25 million on maintenance of presidential jet as well as allowances for himself, aides, protocols, security and others just to share say N10 million. Fayose said if the Federal Government was sincere about the TraderMoni, the fund should have been paid into bank accounts of beneficiaries so that the disbursement can be traced and properly audited, adding that “When I was governor, more than 20,000 people got N5,000 monthly stipend and the money ...
Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa: Mayweather Wins By Technical Knock-Out
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Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa: Mayweather Wins By Technical Knock-Out

American boxer and boxing promoter, Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement to defeat Japanese kickboxer, Tenshim Nasukawa by technical knockout on new year’s eve. The bout was an exhibition match but Naija News understands Mayweather pocketed as much as $9m dollars from the match which brought him out of retirement, though the official prize has not been declared. “It was all about entertainment – we had a lot of fun.” Floyd Mayweather beat Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round in an exhibition match worth a reported $9m. pic.twitter.com/xpiudmULOT — Mr Dependable (@mightygeorgeng) December 31, 2018 Mayweather reportedly defeated Nasukawa, three times in the first round of the three-round contest before the Japanese kickboxer’s trainer rushed in to stop the fight. Floyd M...
US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely
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US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely

Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointments as the United States, US embassy in Nigeria, located in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely. This implies that persons who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans. The US embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US. The statement read, “Due to the current US government shutdown, the American centres located in the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re-open once the US government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons.” The executive arm of governme...
Warnock Wary Of Diving Spurs Stars For Cardiff Clash
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Warnock Wary Of Diving Spurs Stars For Cardiff Clash

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has warned his players “not to breathe” on some of Tottenham’s stars in a New Year’s Day clash between the sides over fears of playacting. Warnock-Pochettino England captain Harry Kane was booked for diving in Spurs’ shock 3-1 home loss to Wolves on Saturday, while Dele Alli has been repeatedly accused of going down easily. “I say to my players about the top players ‘try not to breathe on them’,” said Warnock, whose side conceded a controversial penalty in a 5-1 home defeat by Manchester United last weekend. “I said that before the Man United game, ‘if they get in the box don’t breathe on them at all because they’ll be down’. That’s how it is nowadays.” Warnock also had a go at Kane during the first meeting between the teams this season at We...
Boko Haram: Monguno Road In Maiduguri, Not Closed – Army
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Boko Haram: Monguno Road In Maiduguri, Not Closed – Army

Troops Remain In Charge Of Monguno Town The Nigerian Army has debunked reports in certain sections of the media that the road connecting Maiduguri and Monguno town in Borno State, has been closed. The Army statement said contrary to some reports, the road is still open to motorists and other road users. A statement on Monday by Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE as made available to Naija News, said the road remains open and troops are on patrol to flush out the Boko Haram terrorists. The statement reads: “The attention of the Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE has been drawn to the information making the rounds in the social media and some online blogs that the road connecting Maiduguri and Monguno ...
Fulham To Take Action Over Kamara Racist Abuse
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Fulham To Take Action Over Kamara Racist Abuse

Fulham have vowed to take the “strongest possible action” after striker Aboubakar Kamara was racially abused on social media following his penalty miss against Huddersfield on Saturday. Aboubakar Kamara The Frenchman was strongly criticised by his manager Claudio Ranieri for disobeying orders to hand over penalty duties to Aleksandar Mitrovic. “It is unbelievable, he did not respect me, the club, the team and crowd. I spoke with him, it is not right. I want to kill him,” said Ranieri, despite Mitrovic’s stoppage time winner in a 1-0 victory for the Premier League strugglers. However, Fulham have promised to support Kamara after he was abused online. “The club will provide all necessary support to Aboubakar and will take the strongest possible action against those iden...
Lovely New Year Messages And SMS You Can Send To Friends, Family And Loved Ones
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Lovely New Year Messages And SMS You Can Send To Friends, Family And Loved Ones

Happy New Year! With just a few hours to the end of 2018 and the beginning of a new year 2019, it’s another good time to tell friends, family and loved ones how much they mean to you. What better way to do this than to send them warm thoughts and wishes of the new year. Here is a compilation of beautiful SMS and messages you can send to loved ones as compiled by Naija News. 1. May this new year be a joyful ride for you and your family. Here’s wishing you best year ahead. Happy New Year! 2. Minutes turn into hours but our conversations never end. Here’s to another 365 days on non-stop chatter! Wish you a very happy new year, my friend. 3. May the new year days be as bright as the sunshine and as calm as the moonlight. Have a wonderful year ahead. 4. Wishing you 12 month...
Wounded City Ready To Fight Liverpool, Insists Kompany
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Wounded City Ready To Fight Liverpool, Insists Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany admitted the Premier League champions’ pride has been wounded by a recent shock run of three defeats in four Premier League games to fall seven points behind league leaders Liverpool. Kompany But ahead of the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s men to the Etihad on Thursday, Kompany issued a rallying cry to the City squad and fans to keep fighting to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League. “We shouldn’t focus too much on points at the moment, we know if we can play to our potential we are a good team,” Kompany told City’s website. Our pride has been hurt over the last few weeks but we have everything to play for and it depends on us.” City bounced back from consecutive defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester with a 3-1 win...
I’ll Be Benue Governor In 2019, President In 2023 – Bishop Sam Zuga
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I’ll Be Benue Governor In 2019, President In 2023 – Bishop Sam Zuga

A certain prophet, one Bishop Sam Zuga, has declared that he will become the governor of Benue state from 2019 to 2023 and the president of Nigeria from 2023 to 2027. He made the assertion in a post on his Facebook page. The bishop, who describes himself as ‘Jehovah’s field marshal’, stated that he will make Benue state an envy of all states in Nigeria and make Nigeria an envy of all nations of the world. He said: “I, Bishop Dr Sam Zuga (Jehovah’s Field Marshal), is the governor of Benue state from 2019-2023. The president of Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2023-2027. “I will make everyone who is ready for transformation to have financial Independence. I will make Benue state an envy of all states in Nigeria and make Nigeria an envy of all nations of the worl...
Chika Ike’s Vacation In Thailand – Actress Spotted Stroking Elephant
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Chika Ike’s Vacation In Thailand – Actress Spotted Stroking Elephant

Nollywood actress Chika Ike’s vacation in Thailand doesn’t seem to be coming to an end anytime soon as the actress was spotted yesterday at an Elephant Farm having fun. Chika Ike’s vacation in Thailand – Actress spotted stroking Elephant Chika Ike had earlier had a stop at a Zoo where she took her time to play with life leopards. In her knack to taste adventures, the singer took to a resort in the country to play with elephants. The elephants which were big and friendly usually stayed by the pool side where they welcomed curious guests like Chika. To see her elephant friend, the actress wore an eye-catching two piece swimsuit that was very much beautiful. She shared pictures of herself stroking the animal on its head and trunk.
New Year: Cossy Orjiakor Reveals Her Goals For 2019
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New Year: Cossy Orjiakor Reveals Her Goals For 2019

Popular Nollywood actress, Cossy Orjiakor has revealed that her goal for 2019 is to be a housewife or baby mama with little workload and lots of shopping. She made this known on Sunday in a post on her Instagram handle. Orjiakor, who disclosed that she did not accomplish all she had set to achieve in the outgoing year 2018, said she was depressed this year and looked stressed in all her movies and even musical videos. She wrote: “This year 2018… I did not achieve all I marked out for myself. Then depression sets in. I am depressed for minor things like not meeting up with the number of movies I set to produce each year. “Come to think of it I look terrible in my own movies cause I look stressed when producing and relating with people. “Then the music thing. I look stress...
Offa robbery: Lai Mohammed Attacks Saraki Again, Threatens To Expose Him
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Offa robbery: Lai Mohammed Attacks Saraki Again, Threatens To Expose Him

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the claim by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, that he donated N10 million to victims of the April 5 robbery in Offa “is patently false’’. Mohammed also declared that he had details of what actually transpired. In a statement issued on Monday in Lagos, the minister admonished the Senate President “to stop dancing on the graves of the innocent souls” who died in the bloody robbery attack in Offa. The statement signed by Mr Segun Adeyemi, the Special Adviser to the Minister, said: “He did not! The N10 million he referred to was donated when the Offa market got burnt and it was made in Ilorin, not Offa. “When Dr Saraki visited Offa to commiserate with the community in the aftermath of the robbery, he did ...
Harry Redknapp Names Club To Win This Season’s Premier League Title
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Harry Redknapp Names Club To Win This Season’s Premier League Title

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp has named Liverpool as the favourite club to win this season’s Premier League title. He also said that Tottenham and Manchester City are also in the race to challenge Jurgen Klopp’s side for the English topflight league title this term. Liverpool are currently on top of the Premier League table with 54 points from 20 games, while Manchester City are second place with 47 points from the same number of games. Tottenham are third placed with 45 points from 20 games. “I think the Premier League title is a three horse race,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “Liverpool are the favourites ahead of Man City now which is a big turnaround. “But Tottenham are in great form at the moment and they are genuine title contenders. Spurs are sti...
Sri Lanka Cricket Rated Most Corrupt By ICC
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Sri Lanka Cricket Rated Most Corrupt By ICC

Sri Lanka has been rated as the most corrupt cricket nation by the world governing body, the country’s sports minister said Monday. The International Cricket Council feels “Sri Lanka’s cricket administration is corrupt from top to bottom”, Harin Fernando said, adding that he had been shown a confidential report on the matter at a Dubai meeting.   A host of scandals have rocked Sri Lankan cricket in recent years including a match-fixing controversy revealed in a sting operation carried out for a TV documentary. The ICC anti-corruption unit has regularly investigated cases in the island nation. The crisis-ridden Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is to hold delayed elections in February, which were due last May when the term of president Thilanga Sumathipala ended. Sumathipal...
France To Transfer African Football Chief To War Crimes Tribunal
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France To Transfer African Football Chief To War Crimes Tribunal

Central African Republic’s football federation chief Patrice Edouard Ngaissona attends the 40th CAF ordinary general assembly in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. FADEL SENNA / AFP France will transfer Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a member of Africa’s top footballing body, to the International Criminal Court in the Hague where he faces war crimes charges, a court ruled Monday. Ngaissona, who is from the Central African Republic and sits on the board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has been in a jail near Paris since his arrest on December 12. AFP
Sharapova Campaign Off To Tough Start In Shenzhen
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Sharapova Campaign Off To Tough Start In Shenzhen

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova had a tough start to her 2019 tennis season Monday at the Shenzhen Open, edging out Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 7-6 (7/3). Sharapova In a battle of former Top 10 players, Sharapova’s serve faltered early in the match but she regained composure to take the first set, cheered on by the spirited crowd at the Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center. Bacsinszky put up a strong fight in the second set, claiming the first two games and forcing Sharapova to step up her game. The Russian powered through to take the match in one hour 42 minutes. “It’s been a few months since I’ve been out of playing competitively,” Sharapova said in a post-match interview, calling Shenzhen a “warm-up tournament” for next month’s Australian Open. “Consi...
Serena Wins Perth Season-Opener Ahead Of Grand Slam Tilt
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Serena Wins Perth Season-Opener Ahead Of Grand Slam Tilt

Serena Williams of the US hits a return against Maria Sakkari of Greece during their fifth session women’s singles match on day three of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth on December 31, 2018. TONY ASHBY / AFP Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to win her opening match of the new season in Perth Monday, two weeks out from 2019’s first Grand Slam. The 37-year-old was a long way off her commanding best and was visibly frustrated with her own game early in her Hopman Cup singles match, but still did enough to beat Greece’s Maria Sakkari in straight sets. However, it was Sakkari and her team-mate Stefanos Tsitsipas who had the last laugh as Greece beat the USA 2-1 in the mixed doubles Group B tie. In her first tournament outing since the controversial loss to Naomi O...
Police Deploy In Sudan Capital As Protesters Plan March
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Police Deploy In Sudan Capital As Protesters Plan March

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrives to meet with police officials at the headquarters of the “police house” in the capital Khartoum on December 30, 2018. ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP Riot police deployed in key squares of Sudan’s capital Monday as protesters planned to march on President Omar al-Bashir’s palace calling for him to “step down” following deadly anti-government protests. Bashir has instructed police to abstain from using excessive force against the demonstrators after 19 people, including two security personnel, were killed in clashes in the initial days of demonstrations that erupted on December 19. Angry protesters have rallied after the government raised the price of a loaf of bread from one Sudanese pound to three (from about two to six US cents). Protests that erup...
Dijon Sack Coach Dall’Oglio
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Dijon Sack Coach Dall’Oglio

 Dijon’s French head coach Olivier Dall’Oglio looks on during the French League Cup round of 16 football match between Dijon (DFCO) and Rennes (SR) at the Gaston-Gerard stadium in Dijon, central eastern France. / AFP Struggling Ligue 1 club Dijon on Monday sacked Olivier Dall’Oglio as coach after more than six years at the club. Dall’Oglio oversaw Dijon’s return to the top flight in 2016 and had started this season with three wins. But 12 matches followed without a victory before the club’s fourth win of the season, against rock-bottom Guingamp on December 5. That was followed, however, by three straight losses that has seen the club plummet to 18th in the 20-strong league. Assistant coach David Linares will take over until a new coach is named...
Falana’s Claim Of Annual N600bn Revenue Loss Faulted By NCC
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Falana’s Claim Of Annual N600bn Revenue Loss Faulted By NCC

Claims by Lagos Lawyer, Femi Falana, (SAN) that the country was losing about N600 billion from the telecommunications industry has been faulted by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Through its Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, Sunday Dare, faulted Falana’s claim in a statement today. Dare gave assurance to stakeholders in the telecommunications industry that the NCC was committed to due process and high integrity in its regulatory roles. Falana said the loss was due to the failure of the commission to issue “contract award letter’’ to a firm that allegedly won the contract for the implementation of ”Revenue Assurance Software”. Falana, in a publication titled: ”How NCC is making Nigeria Lose N600bn Revenue Every Year”, threatened to sue th...
Ronaldo Denies Being Obsessed By Individual Trophies
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Ronaldo Denies Being Obsessed By Individual Trophies

Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo trains prior to the Italian Serie A football match Udi-nese Calcio vs Juventus FC at the Dacia Arena stadium in Udine on October 6, 2018. Miguel MEDINA / AFP Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he is “not obsessed” by individual trophies, having missed on this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning it five times. The Juventus striker also missed out on FIFA and UEFA’s player of the year trophies as former Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric, a World Cup runner-up with Croatia, swept all before him. “I’m not obsessed by individual prizes,” Ronaldo told Portuguese sports daily Record. “The most important thing is to win collective trophies and help the team. The rest comes naturally.” Ronaldo added: “I don’t think all the tim...
Boko Haram: Ezekwesili Reacts To Reported Killing Of 70 Soldiers In Baga
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Boko Haram: Ezekwesili Reacts To Reported Killing Of 70 Soldiers In Baga

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has expressed concern over reports that 700 Nigerian soldiers were killed in Baga by Boko Haram terrorists. Ezekwesili bemoaned the reported killings of military personnel while calling for an independent verification. In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Monday, the former Education minister pointed out that ‘Nigeria desperately needs effective leadership’. The news reports also alleged that over 2,000 of the country’s soldiers are missing. Ezekwesili’s statement reads, “Although the military and the Presidency have denied the reports, but the serial credibility challenges of the Buhari administration and the security team he leads as Commander-in-Ch...
Solskjaer Vows To Change Role Mourinho Gave To Lukaku In Man Utd Team
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Solskjaer Vows To Change Role Mourinho Gave To Lukaku In Man Utd Team

Manchester United caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Romelu Lukaku will not play in a “target man” role as long as he is in charge. Lukaku endured a difficult first half of the season, struggling for form and fitness. The Belgian came on as a second-half substitute for the impressive Marcus Rashford in their 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and scored United’s final goal. It was the first time Lukaku had featured since former boss Jose Mourinho was replaced by Solskjaer, and the new man at the helm is excited by the prospect of the former Everton man being fully fit. “At times he’s a good target man, but if you tell him to be a target man he’ll never face the goal. “Today [Sunday] he was side-on and he’s got the attributes of a top, top striker. ...
Michael Owen Reveals Teams That Will Finish In Top Four, Get Relegated
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Michael Owen Reveals Teams That Will Finish In Top Four, Get Relegated

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has picked the teams he expects to finish in the Premier League top four this season. In an interactive session on Twitter, Owen went for Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. When asked by a user by the handle @ScottyHall3_ who the top four teams will be and the three that will be relegated, he replied: “Liverpool, City, Chelsea, Spurs. “Huddersfield and Cardiff. Not sure about the 3rd team. I said Fulham at the start so I’ll stick with them. The campaign is already over the halfway point, with the Reds leading by seven points, ahead of second-placed City ahead of Thursday’s titanic meeting at the Etihad Stadium.
EPL: Makelele Blasts Pogba After Man Utd’s 4-1 Over Bournemouth
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EPL: Makelele Blasts Pogba After Man Utd’s 4-1 Over Bournemouth

Chelsea legend, Claude Makelele, has accused Paul Pogba of showing his opponents lack of respect with his goal celebrations. Pogba, who bagged a brace in Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday, celebrated both goals with an elaborate dance routine. But Makelele is not a fan of his countryman’s flamboyant showboating. Speaking on Astro SuperSport’s Sunday Night Live show, the former Real Madrid midfielder suggested Pogba was disrespectful and revealed how he would have dealt with him in his playing days. “One example is Thierry Henry. When he scored a goal before, everybody was like, ‘F*****g hell, many goals, he’s never happy’. “One day I tell Thierry, ‘Why?’. He said, ‘It’s the way I celebrate my goal. I know people don’t like this, but I’m like this. I ...
Insecurity: ORM Lauds Akeredolu, Police’s Efforts In Ondo
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Insecurity: ORM Lauds Akeredolu, Police’s Efforts In Ondo

Efforts of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the state Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju towards maintaining peace and adequate security in the state has been praised. A group, Ondo Redemption Movement, ORM gave the praise while also expressing disappointment in Sunshine Liberation Front, SLF, for all its allegations that the governor is doing nothing to stop the spate of kidnapping in the state. The group also disapproved the SLF call for the removal of the state Commissioner of Police, Gbenga Adeyanju. The ORM in a statement titled “The Story of SLF and The Ostrich” also accused the SLF of playing politics with the lives and security of the people of the state. The statement reads: “Without doubt, Ondo State has witnessed a very troubling experience with the activities ...
2019: Atiku Sends New Year Message To Nigerians
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2019: Atiku Sends New Year Message To Nigerians

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has sent a new year message to the people of Nigeria. In the statement personally signed by Alh. Atiku and made available to Naija News on Monday, he urged Nigerians to be optimistic of a better 2019 despite the challenges experienced in 2018. In his message, the former Vice President, urged Nigerians to see 2019 as a fresh start and ensure they take action to fill it with hope and good things. Read his full statement below: My dear fellow citizens, As 2018 comes to an end and 2019 beckons, on behalf of my family and I, let me wish you and your family a very happy New Year in advance. In 2018, we became the world headquarters for extreme poverty, however, I am convinced that in 2019...
Nigeria Now Has 35 Million Tax Payers – JTB
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Nigeria Now Has 35 Million Tax Payers – JTB

The Executive Secretary of the Joint Tax Board (JTB), Mr Oseni Elamah has disclosed that the database of taxpayers in Nigeria has increased from 20 million to 35 million. According to him, the great feat was achieved as a result of the ongoing database consolidation of JTB, being carried out in collaboration with the Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS). Mr Elamah, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Abuja. He added that the figure comprises of both individuals and corporate bodies and has translated to increase in the actual money collected as tax. “We are trying to break them into classes of taxpayers and various jurisdictions where they reside, state by state. “Hopefully, this information will be communicated...
I Have Been Sick, But Now Getting Better – Burna Boy Apologizes To Fans
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I Have Been Sick, But Now Getting Better – Burna Boy Apologizes To Fans

Popular Nigerian musician, Burna Boy, has apologized to his numerous fans for missing shows and bookings in recent times. According to him, he has been sick which accounts for his absence. The singer took to twitter on Sunday to apologize to his fans saying: “I’m deeply sorry to all the fans who came out to see me at Native Land, Rubies Lounge and Ghana Rocks. “Not turning up for these shows has been hard for me. “It’s been a very rough couple of days. But I’m feeling much better” ? I haven’t been this sick in years! I’m deeply sorry to all the fans who came out to see me at Native Land, Rubies Lounge and Ghana Rocks Not turning up for these shows has been hard for me. It’s been a very rough couple of days But I’m feeling much better ?? — Burna Boy (@b...
EPL: What David Moyes told us after joining Manchester United as coach – Carrick
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EPL: What David Moyes told us after joining Manchester United as coach – Carrick

Former Manchester United midfielder, Michael Carrick has revealed the first thing ex-Red Devils manager, David Moyes told the team after taking over from legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. Moyes had signed a six-year deal when Ferguson retired, but lasted less than a season in charge before he was sacked. In his new autobiography titled: ‘Between the Lines’, Michael Carrick revealed what Moyes said to the team, which was misunderstood by both players and some members of the coaching crew. Carrick wrote: “I got on fine with David (Moyes). Never had a bad word with him, never fell out with him. He arrived full of energy and ideas for how to improve us. “I remember at one of his first meetings, David said to us, ‘I believe I can make you better. I know you won the league last year a...
NLC President, Wabba Speaks On How President Buhari Stopped Shagari From Industrializing Nigeria
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NLC President, Wabba Speaks On How President Buhari Stopped Shagari From Industrializing Nigeria

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has said that the first executive President of Nigeria ,the late alhaji  Shehu Shagari would have industrialized the country if the military had not forcefully chase him from Office. View image on Twitter Crevo360@Crevo360_Ng NLC praises Shagari, says he ‘initiated landmark projects’ 18:51 - 30 Dec 2018 See Crevo360's other Tweets Twitter Ads information and privacy NLC President, Ayuba Wabba said this yesterday while mourning the demise of the former president. In a statement he signed, Wabba stated that Shagari signed into law the National Minimum Wage Act of 1981 that provided for a new national minimum wage of N125, which was equivalent to about $20...
Photos From the Wedding fatiha of Emir of Kano’s Son
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Photos From the Wedding fatiha of Emir of Kano’s Son

Over the weekend, son of the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, Aminu Sanusi III, got married to his lover, . The wedding Fatiha took place in Al-Furqan Mosque, Alu Avenue, Nassarawa GRA Kano.   Prince Sanusi is an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and the bride is the daughter of Dr Sani Ali Bashir. Guests at the wedding included Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote, Billionaire businesswoamn, Bola Shagaya and many others