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Month: July 2019

I’ll Revive Kogi Economy In Four Years – Melaye
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I’ll Revive Kogi Economy In Four Years – Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, on Wednesday, pledged to revive the state economy and bring it to an enviable height within four years. Melaye disclosed this at a media interactive organized by the Kogi State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) for governorship aspirants, at the NUJ Press Centre, Lokoja. Melaye, a governorship aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the state was blessed with abundant resources but regretted the pervading poverty and penury owing to maladministration and widespread corruption. While noting that countries now depended on ideas to revolutionize their economies, he promised that Kogi, under his watch, would not depend on handouts in the form of mon...
Turkish Bee Declared Wanted By British Government
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Turkish Bee Declared Wanted By British Government

A Turkish bee that got into the United Kingdom through the luggage of a British family that visited Turkey has been declared wanted. The rare osmia avosetta species is to be destroyed on sight as it is considered a threat to native species. The Telegraph reported that the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) said the bee had been living in and around the Toy family home in Bristol since their return from the coastal district of Dalaman in Turkey’s Aegean province of Mu?la last week. Commenting on the Toy family's claim of the bee escaping the British Beekeepers Association warned on Monday July 29, that the osmia avosetta could devastate the already imperiled native populations either through spreading deadly viruses or by breeding and eventually out-compet...
Frank Donga Mocks The Nigerian Senate Over Screening Of Ministerial Nominees
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Frank Donga Mocks The Nigerian Senate Over Screening Of Ministerial Nominees

Frank Donga served a sarcastic tweet over the Nigerian senate's popular line of 'take a bow' during the recently concluded Ministerial screening. Recall that the Senate President suffered a backlash over the 'take a bow' culture they adopted during the screening. The arrangement began in 2003 and it was introduced as a courtesy and privilege for nominees who had been elected to the Senate or House of Representatives in the past. However, in recent times it has been extended to nominees it was not initially meant for. Recent beneficiaries include Godswill Akpabio ( Akwa Ibom), George Akume ( Benue), Emeka Nwajuaba ( Imo), Adeleke Mamora ( Lagos), Rotimi Amaechi ( Rivers), Tayo Alasoadura ( Ondo). Others are Mustapha Shehuri ( Borno), Timipre Sylva ( Bayelsa), Abubakar Aliyu ( Yobe)...
Real Madrid 5-3 Fenerbahce: Benzema Scores Hat-trick In Audi Cup Clash
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Real Madrid 5-3 Fenerbahce: Benzema Scores Hat-trick In Audi Cup Clash

Striker Karim Benzema scored a stunning Hat-trick as Real Madrid defeated fenerbahce 5-3 in a thrilling Audi Cup match today. The Spanish giants have managed to take third place in the Audi Cup after the goal-heavy clash at the Allianz Arena. Real's bad pre-season initially seemed to take another downward turn after Gary Rodrigues put Fenerbahce ahead in the first 10 minutes, but Benzema soon levelled the game, turning the ball home from close range. And then the French striker leaped highest from a free-kick from the right in the 27th minute to head past Altay Bayindir and find the bottom corner. Vinicius Junior missed a chance to send Real further ahead from an Eden Hazard pull-back, striking the ball over the bar, and the youngster would regret it minutes later. Howev...
Nigerian Stolen Millions Can Be Retrieved From US Via Local Charm – Oluwo Of Iwo
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Nigerian Stolen Millions Can Be Retrieved From US Via Local Charm – Oluwo Of Iwo

Oluwo of Owo, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi tells Nigerians how to retrieve millions from #US treasury using local charm. According to the oba, he said if you come here I will show you how to go get the money from US treasury that the are millions, billions, trillions and zillions of money in the US treasure account. Watch The Video   View this post on Instagram   Oluwo of Owo, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi teaches Nigerians how to retrieve millions from #US treasury using local charms A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Jul 31, 2019 at 10:22am PDT
Car Operator Returns N888,000, Passport To Passenger At Lagos Airport
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Car Operator Returns N888,000, Passport To Passenger At Lagos Airport

One of the drivers of Airport Car Hire Association of Nigeria (ACHAN), Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Mr. Adeniyi Olayinka has returned a sum of N888, 000 and an international passport forgotten by a passenger in his car to the passenger. Olayinka told journalists at the airport that he discovered the items in an envelope left behind by the passenger on the back seat of the car shortly after he returned to the airport from Ibese Ikorodu destination of the passenger. The driver who doesn’t have a car of his own, but works as a commissioned driver to another member of the association, said it never crossed his mind to covert another person’s belonging because it would put another family in sorrow and it is against the orientation given to every member of ACHA...
President Buhari Applauds Appointment Of Olukemi Badenoch As British Minister
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President Buhari Applauds Appointment Of Olukemi Badenoch As British Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the appointment of 39-year-old Olukemi Badenoch, a United Kingdom-born Nigerian as Under-secretary of Children and Families by the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Mr. Buhari in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday described her appointment as “well-deserved”. The president urged Olukemi to regard her new position as an opportunity to justify the confidence reposed in her by making lasting impact. He said he had no doubt that Mrs Badenoch would succeed given her academic qualifications and parliamentary experience. He also enjoined the junior minister to see herself as an ambassador of her fatherland in conduct and performance. Badenoch’s appointment, according to Buhari is a plus for Nigerians in Dias...
BBNaija: Omashola Confesses His Love For Venita
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BBNaija: Omashola Confesses His Love For Venita

  BBNaija housemate Omashola has finally opened up to Venita that he likes her and he’s really going to be pained if she has a boyfriend. Watch the video below   View this post on Instagram   #Omashola confesses his love for #Venita to her face... Check out her reaction ???.. Omashola get lyrics sha? he even stabbed himself with a needle to prove his love for her ?.... (Dm us for paid ads) . {{{If you have stubborn infections like bacteria vaginosis, thrush, yeast infection, cyst, dryness, itching, unpleasant vagina odour. Check out our website: www.bbnshops.com (link in bio) for your vagina detox pearls that will help you get rid of these infections.}}} . Follow @allthingsfitnez for a flatte...
Dybala ‘asks For £350,000 A Week To Join Man United
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Dybala ‘asks For £350,000 A Week To Join Man United

Paulo Dybala has told Manchester United he wants £350,000 a week to join them from Juventus and enable Romelu Lukaku to complete his move to Italy. An agreement on Dybala’s personal terms will be the final piece in the jigsaw for one of the summer window’s most exciting transfers. His representatives have made it clear they are looking for a significant increase on the £6.5million a year he takes home after tax in Turin. Dybala wants £9m a year after tax at Old Trafford which would launch him into the highest tier of Premier League earners alongside Mesut Ozil at Arsenal. This is more than United were hoping to pay although it is an early in the talks about personal terms and the difference is not expected to block the transfer.
Abike Dabiri Visits Cotonou Prison To Check On Nigerian Inmates
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Abike Dabiri Visits Cotonou Prison To Check On Nigerian Inmates

Chairman/chief executive officer of Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has visited a prison in Cotonou, Benin Republic, to check on Nigerian inmates. Mrs Dabiri-Erewa said in a tweet on Wednesday that she visited one of the prisons in the French-speaking country, Igbere TV reports. She was accompanied on the visit by the Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Kayode Oguntuase. “In Coronou, with the Nigerian Amb to Benin Republic, as we visited one of the prisons in Cotonou to check on Nigerians in prison. Some are there for minor offenses, some awaiting trial for years, Amb Oguntuase is already intervening in the minor cases and those awaiting trial,” she said. Dabiri-Erewa also said in response to a tweet that no prisoner agreement treaty was signed ...
Federal University Wukari Closes Down Indefinitely
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Federal University Wukari Closes Down Indefinitely

There was a fracas today in Wukari, Taraba state Nigeria, over the killing of 2 People of the Tiv native. Reports says that 2 people were allegedly kidnapped and killed yesterday, which led to students of The Federal University Wukari, embarking on a protest as early as 6am, which later turned violent as guns were fired into the air, and the school was forced to shutdown and students advised to leave the hostels or the school will be forced to make them leave. Not too long, a truck came in to vacate only the Tiv students of the institution as others were left to their fate, the school has closed down indefinitely. It will be recalled that there have been incessant clashes between the Tivs, Jukuns and the Fulanis in state. See video below
Google To Replace Voice Search With Google Assistant On Android Devices
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Google To Replace Voice Search With Google Assistant On Android Devices

In a report from 9to5Google, Google is in the process of replacing voice search on Android devices with Google Assistant. The old voice search icon has been replaced with an Assistant icon in the Google app and search bar widget, Techplace24.com reveals. In addition, the search bar widget now invites users to “Ask your Assistant”, when previously it had the message “Say “Hey Google”” When triggered, voice queries are performed by Assistant and results open in a slide-up panel. It appears this change hasn’t been rolled out to all Android users, though 9to5Google can confirm it has been rolled out to some. But, Searchengine Journal says that Google shifting the focus from regular voice search to Assistant is an indication of where Google wants to guide the future of its se...
Governor Yahaya Bello Clears Salary Arrears
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Governor Yahaya Bello Clears Salary Arrears

There was jubilation among civil servants in Kogi State yesterday as Governor Yahaya Bello cleared all outstanding salary arrears in the state. A cross section of workers who spoke with journalists in Lokoja, expressed joy over the timely “salary rainfall” in the state, saying workers received all the five months salaries owed by the Kogi State Government . The governor had assured the royal fathers in the state and all stakeholders that his administration will clear all the salary arrears before the end of July. Speaking with our correspondent in Lokoja, a civil servant in the Bureau of Information Service, Monisola Ayelabowo, said the governor has written his name in gold by keeping to his promise. According to her, the problem of salary arrears started during the Governo...
No Army Can Stop Yorubas When They Are Ready To Fight – Yinka Odumakin
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No Army Can Stop Yorubas When They Are Ready To Fight – Yinka Odumakin

Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere on Wednesday said no army can suppress Yorubas when they have chosen to fight as a last resort. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Independent, Odumakin was responding to a claim by Junaid Mohammed, a Second Republic lawmaker who said Afenifere leaders will be the first to flee when war starts in Nigeria. Odumakin said Yorubas are civilised people who engaged in all forms of dialogue but will choose war as a last resort. “Alhaji Junaid Mohammed is a very educated man. I know him very well and we have sat together for discussions. He is a very brilliant mind but he is talking like an ignorant person. Yorubas will run for war? The last civil war they created in Biafra, who are the people who won the war? Benjam...
Actress, Sola Sobowale Sighted At Street Canteen
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Actress, Sola Sobowale Sighted At Street Canteen

VETERAN actress, Sola Sobowale was seen in a video at a street canteen waiting for her turn to buy Bread and Beans. The Nigeria actress, on Tuesday, posted a video of herself in a simple outfit, white T-poo and jean skirt. According to the video, the actress unknown that someone is recording her went to the beans seller and glance at the container of the beans but later noticed the recording burst to laughter and said, “how dare you”. Sola, who posted the video wrote, “Whenever I see freshly baked bread and beans. Kai! Street food is one of my favourite things about our culture. What’s your own favourite local delicacy?” Watch Video   View this post on Instagram   Whenever I see freshly baked br...
Shiites Suspend All Protests
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Shiites Suspend All Protests

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria a.k.a Shiites have announced the suspension of all Free El-zakzaky street protests in Abuja.This development is coming a day after the Inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu announced the proscription of all activities of the shiites. Below is a statement sent to us by the group, signed by its media chief, Ibrahim Musa; "The Islamic Movement in Nigeria do hereby announce to the general public and the international community that it has temporarily suspended its Free Zakzaky street protests to allow for some new openings into the resolution of the problems, especially the court case instituted by our lawyers on the proscription order made by the federal government this week." "It has taken this step in good faith out of respect for some emin...
Falz Slams Senator Abbo Over ‘Democracy Award’ After Slapping A Woman
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Falz Slams Senator Abbo Over ‘Democracy Award’ After Slapping A Woman

Rapper, Falz, has attacked Senator Elisha Abbo for saying young people around the world aspiring for political office were learning from him. The senator had made the statement on receiving the Icon of Democracy Award last week from the Inter community Awareness for Change and Development Initiative in Abuja. Abbo appeared in a viral video early July assaulting a nursing mother who tried to defend an attendant, Bibra Warmate, at a intimacy gadget shop in Abuja. Falz, born Folarin Falana to human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, criticised the lawmaker in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “What kind of a joke is this man ?!” Falz said alongside a video of the senator making the statement. “‘Icon of democracy’ award? ��‍♂️Shamelessness at the highest level. It’s actually disgusti...
Ex president Reagan called Africans ‘monkeys’, tapes reveal
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Ex president Reagan called Africans ‘monkeys’, tapes reveal

Ex- U.S president, Ronald Reagan, shared a racist exchange with Richard Nixon in a newly unearthed phone conversation from 1971 in which he described African delegates to the United Nations as “monkeys”. Speaking with Mr Nixon, who was then president, a day after the UN voted to admit The People’s Republic of China into the global organisation, Mr Reagan said: “To see those, those monkeys from those African countries — damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearing shoes!” Nixon, who quit as president in 1974, can then be heard laughing. Reagan, who was governor of California at the time, was angered that African delegates at the UN sided against the US in a vote. Members of the Tanzanian delegation started dancing after the UN voted to recognise China and expel Taiwan. Reagan, w...
FG to install CCTVs along highways, monitor bushes using drones
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FG to install CCTVs along highways, monitor bushes using drones

Pres Buhari has said his administration will install closed-circuit television, (CCTVs), on highways and other strategic locations, to help curtail and expose crimes. Responding to an address by the traditional rulers led by the Ooni of Ife , Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi during a courtesy visit to the State House, the President said: “Working with the state governments we intend to beef up the equipping of the police force with advanced technology and equipment that can facilitate the work of the security agencies.” The President disclosed that he “will be issuing directives to the appropriate federal authorities to speedily approve licensing for States requesting the use of drones to monitor forests and other criminal hideouts.” He added that, “We also intend to install CCTVs on highways...
Three people injured after flat “explodes” in south London
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Three people injured after flat “explodes” in south London

Three people have been injured after a flat "exploded" in a suspected gas blast in south London.   At about 7 am this morning, there were reports of a gas explosion at Garratt Lane, Wandsworth. Emergency services rushed to the scene at about 7.25am after receiving reports of the incident.   An eyewitness wrote on Twitter: "Huge explosion on corner of Garratt Lane Burntwood Lane. Looks like someone’s flat has exploded."     Sergeant PS John Nicolaou from South West BCU said: "At this stage we believe up to three people have been injured as a result of what is believed to be a gas explosion.   "We await a full update on their condition. The Health and Safety Executive will be informed in due course and the Gas Board are at the scene now...
Gedoni is only taking advantage of Khafi, she needs to leave him alone- Toke Makinwa
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Gedoni is only taking advantage of Khafi, she needs to leave him alone- Toke Makinwa

Toke Makinwa is of the opinion that #BBNaija contestant, Gedoni is only taking advantage of his fellow housemate, Khafi, because of how she comes across to him.   Toke drew her assumptions from yesterday's incident where Khafi got upset with Gedoni after he refused to pick her for a task they were meant to do in groups, despite the fact that they are lovers.   Reacting via her Twitter handle, Toke said Khafi needs to leave Gedoni alone.  According to the OAP,  the comments Khafi made during her diary session last night shows that she has a lot of childhood issues to deal with. She offered to be a guest in the big brother house so she can have an opportunity to talk to Khafi.   See her tweets below
Ex-BBNaija housemate, Ceec makes her Nollywood debut
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Ex-BBNaija housemate, Ceec makes her Nollywood debut

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Cynthia Nwadiora 'Ceec' has finally made her Nollywood debut in a new TV series titled 'Faka Liars'. Ceec stars alongside other Nollywood veterans including Nkem Owoh, Hafiz Oyetoro, Charles Okocha, Caroline Danjuma, Broda Shaggi and others.
‘Lion King’ makes one billion dollars in 3-weeks
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‘Lion King’ makes one billion dollars in 3-weeks

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ has crossed the billion-dollar mark after less than 3 weeks in theaters.   The live-action remake of the 1994 movie features Beyonce, Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor in lead roles. The movie joins ‘Avengers: Endgame’, ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Aladdin’ as the fourth Disney title to surpass one billion dollars in global ticket sales in 2019.   With its blockbuster slate, Disney has nearly 38 percent of the domestic market share, a cut that increases to more than 40 percent when Fox, which it just purchased, is added.  ‘The Lion King’ earned 361 million dollars at the domestic box office and 638 million dollars overseas.   Outside of North America, it had especially strong showings in China with 115 million dollars, along with the Unit...
‘Dembele won’t move’ – Man Utd target won’t be sold by Lyon, says Sylvinho
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‘Dembele won’t move’ – Man Utd target won’t be sold by Lyon, says Sylvinho

The striker has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League, but his club have no plans to do a deal during the summer window Lyon boss Sylvinho has shut the door on a potential move for rumoured Manchester United target Moussa Dembele. United are reportedly interested in signing the forward as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who looks to be edging closer to Serie A. Dembele scored 15 goals in Ligue 1 last season and did nothing to deter suitors by striking twice in Lyon's 2-1 pre-season win over Arsenal on Sunday.
Caster Semenya ruled out of athletics world championships after Swiss court re-imposes IAAF regulations
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Caster Semenya ruled out of athletics world championships after Swiss court re-imposes IAAF regulations

Caster Semenya of South Africa, a two-time Olympic champion of 800 meters, will not be eligible to run her signature event at this year’s world track and field championships after the latest legal ruling in an ongoing, highly-charged case about testosterone levels and restrictions placed on intersex athletes to compete in certain women’s events.   Semenya sustained a setback on Tuesday, July 30th when the Swiss Supreme Court reversed a decision it made in June and temporarily reimposed the hormone restrictions set forth by track and field’s world governing body in women’s events from 400 meters to the mile.   “I am very disappointed to be kept from defending my hard-earned title. This will not deter me from continuing my fight for the human rights of all of the female...
Senegal’s Moussa Wague resumes training with Barcelona
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Senegal’s Moussa Wague resumes training with Barcelona

Following his international commitments, the 20-year-old is back in Spain to fight for his place in Ernesto Valverde's ahead of the new season Senegal international Moussa Wague has cut short his holiday to resume training with Barcelona. Wague was present at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where he made three appearances for Senegal who finished as runners-up behind Algeria. The 20-year-old played in the Teranga Lions' first two group matches against Tanzania and Algeria, and was later introduced as a substitute in the 110th minute of their semi-final game against Tunisia.
15 migrants die of hunger after getting stranded in a boat – United Nations
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15 migrants die of hunger after getting stranded in a boat – United Nations

15 Ethiopian migrants have died after the boat trying to smuggle them into Yemen broke down and left them stranded at sea without food or water for a week, the U.N. migration agency said.   Survivors said some died from hunger and thirst and others drowned themselves, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. “A number reached Yemen but died before they could get medical help,’’ it added. “The migrants were travelling from Djibouti to Yemen when the smugglers’ boat broke down. Those on board reported that lives were lost due to hunger, thirst and intentional drowning, while some people died in Yemen, as they could not reach health facilities in time’’. The boat, which was originally carrying 90 Ethiopians, arrived in Yemen’s Southern port city of Aden on Monday ...
Leicester City’s Slimani outlines his priority ahead of 2019-20 season
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Leicester City’s Slimani outlines his priority ahead of 2019-20 season

The Algeria international is ready to fight for his place at the King Power Stadium after spending last season on loan in Turkey Islam Slimani is looking forward to joining Leicester City for the 2019-20 season after two consecutive loan spells away from the club. Since he joined the Foxes for a then-record fee reported to be around £28 million from Sporting Lisbon, Slimani has struggled to impress in the Premier League. His struggles in front of goal forced Leicester City to loan him out to Newcastle United for the second half of the 2017-18 season but injuries hampered his chances at St James' Park.
Tottenham defender Aurier undergoes hand surgery
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Tottenham defender Aurier undergoes hand surgery

The Ivory Coast international damaged his hand while on international duty for his country at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Tottenham Hotspur defender Serge Aurier has undergone surgery on a hand injury suffered at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the club confirmed. Aurier was part of the Ivory Coast squad which reached the quarter-finals of the continental showpiece in Egypt, where they bowed to Algeria. During the competition, the right-back played only two games and suffered a hand injury during the Elephants' 1-0 loss to Morocco in their second Group D fixture.
My most rewarding investment is my daughter’s education’ – KSB
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My most rewarding investment is my daughter’s education’ – KSB

Nigerian musician, Kenny Saint Best has taken to Instagram to celebrate her daughter's graduation who scored 5 distinctions in the just released 2019 WAEC result.   According to her, 'my most rewarding investment is my daughter's education. While many individuals derive joy in investing in properties, the latest automobiles, a holiday in the most exotic holiday spots of the world, investing in gold and precious stones. My joy comes from investing in the best education money can buy for my kids'. My daughter has brought me ultimate joy by getting 5 A1s , 3Bs and a C in the 2019 WASSCE exam. Mathematics- A1 English - B3 Financial Accounting- A1 Commerce - B3 Economics - C4 Food and nutrition - B2 Civic Education - A1 Dyeing & Bleaching -A1 Information,communication...
Tosin Adarabioyo: Blackburn Rovers sign Manchester City defender on loan
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Tosin Adarabioyo: Blackburn Rovers sign Manchester City defender on loan

The Anglo-Nigerian has completed a season-long loan move to Ewood Park Championship club Blackburn Rovers have confirmed the signing of Tosin Adarabioyo on loan for the 2019-20 season. Rovers announced the 21-year-old as their fifth signing of the summer and as a defensive reinforcement. The move to Ewood Park is Adarabioyo’s second loan move away from Manchester City, after playing for West Bromwich Albion last season.
Nse Ikpe-Etim celebrates her mother
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Nse Ikpe-Etim celebrates her mother

Nse Ikpe-Etim penned down a heartfelt "thank you" message via Instagram to her mother for all her sacrifices to make her happy.   Describing her mother as her friend and confidant, the actress added that she may not be able to pay back all she has done for her. Nse also said that she is glad to let the world know that she doesn't have the best mother in world but 'The Mother'. She wrote;   Dear Martha, there are no words to say thank you. I could never have asked for a better friend and confidant. It's interesting that I call you mother but what else would you call a woman who will give up her life every single time to make you happy? Eka, for all your sacrifices, I doubt I will ever be able to pay you back. But I'm glad I can let the world know that I don't have the ...
Deputy Registrar of WAEC tells election tribunal that President Buhari obtained a Cambridge University certificate five credits
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Deputy Registrar of WAEC tells election tribunal that President Buhari obtained a Cambridge University certificate five credits

Deputy Registrar of West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in charge of School Registration, Henry Adewumi, on Wednesday, July 31st said that President Buhari, obtained a Cambridge University West African Examination certificate with five credits.   Adewumi made this known while testifying before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja.   Buhari on Tuesday opened his defence against the petition filed by the PDP and its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.   The PDP and Abubakar alleged in their petition challenging the victory of Buhari’, that results were transmitted to a central server managed by INEC.   The two witnesses, Abba Kyari, two former secondary school mates testified to having obtained Cambridge University West Africa E...
Chadrac Akolo: Amiens sign Stuttgart forward on loan
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Chadrac Akolo: Amiens sign Stuttgart forward on loan

The Demoncratic Republic of the Congo international will spend the 2019-20 season at the Stade de la Licorne French Ligue 1 side Amiens have confirmed the signing of Chadrac Akolo on a season-long loan from Stuttgart with a three-year purchase option. The 24-year-old winger has been with the Reds since 2017 and made 36 league appearances scoring five goals. Last season the Mercedes-Benz Arena outfit were relegated to the second tier of the German league after finishing 16th in the Bundesliga, but the Congolese forward will continue playing top-flight games with the Unicorns.
Real Madrid complete signing of Sweden international Sofia Jakobsson
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Real Madrid complete signing of Sweden international Sofia Jakobsson

The 29-year-old forward leaves Montpellier to join CD Tacon, who will play under Los Blancos' name next year CD Tacon, soon to be Real Madrid’s women’s team, have announced Sofia Jakobsson as their fourth signing of the summer. The 29-year-old played six of Sweden’s seven games at this year’s Women’s World Cup, scoring twice as they secured a third-placed finish – one of those strikes coming in the 2-1 Bronze medal match win over England. The move sees Jakobsson leave Montpellier after five seasons with the French club, during which she scored 51 goals in 93 league games – plus a further four in their five Champions League outings in the 2017-18 season.
Security: President Buhari hosts South West monarchs in the state house
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Security: President Buhari hosts South West monarchs in the state house

President Buhari today hosted traditional rulers from the Southwest geo-political zones in the state house, Abuja. The monarchs were led by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.   The Ooni had visited the President in Abuja earlier this month to discuss the prevailing insecurity in the Southwest region. At the meeting, the Ooni told state house correspondents that the escalating security challenges in the country had led to some persons and groups beating the drums of war. He clarified that the Yorubas are not interested in war but rather, are only interested in how the security of lives and properties in the region can be improved.   The visit comes weeks after the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Funke Olakunrin, was killed by armed bandits along the Benin-Ore expr...
US coach Jill Ellis resigns after second Women’s World Cup win
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US coach Jill Ellis resigns after second Women’s World Cup win

Jill Ellis has resigned as the United States women's national team head coach after leading the female team to its second consecutive Women's World Cup title.   The American citizen who was born in England will stay on until October for an upcoming five-game victory tour of friendly games around the US before leaving the role she has held since 2014.   "The opportunity to coach this team and work with these amazing women has been the honor of a lifetime," Ellis said in a statement. "I want to thank and praise them for their commitment and passion to not only win championships but also raise the profile of this sport globally while being an inspiration to those who will follow them."   The 52-year-old coach led the USWNT to World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019 a...
‘I Trended On Social Media, Young People Now Learning From Me’ – Senator Abbo
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‘I Trended On Social Media, Young People Now Learning From Me’ – Senator Abbo

Elisha Abbo, the Adamawa North lawmaker who is the youngest Senator in the Nigerian Senate, said this when he received the ICON of Democracy Award which was presented to him by the Intercommunity Awareness for Change and Development Initiative in Abuja last week. While receiving the award, Abbo said “It is not just about being in power for the sake of being in power. There is so much responsibility on young leaders, on leaders all over the world. I believe that young people all over the world will be learning from me that there is now a huge gap between wanting to be in power and being in power to deal with the challenges of politics and swimming in the murky waters of Nigerian politics. And I believe that young people will draw (sic) strength from me.” “You are all aware of what ha...
LASG Plans Closure Of Lagos-ibadan Expressway For 4 Months Repair Works
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LASG Plans Closure Of Lagos-ibadan Expressway For 4 Months Repair Works

The Lagos State Government has allayed the fears of motorists over the planned four-month repair works on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, saying that adequate measures have been put in place by the present administration to effectively manage the impending traffic situation. The Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam, who disclosed this yesterday at Ikeja, stated that in the project brief made available to the State Government, the repair works will narrow both Lagos and Sagamu bound traffic into two lanes on both carriageways respectively and is planned for two months each for inward and outward traffic from the State. He emphasised that Lagos is well prepared and ready for the attendant traffic situation through extensive traffic management and c...
Davido’s ‘Blow My Mind’ Ft. Chris Brown Hits 1m YouTube Views In 11 Hours
Entertainment

Davido’s ‘Blow My Mind’ Ft. Chris Brown Hits 1m YouTube Views In 11 Hours

Davido's visual for the song with American singer and dancer, Chris Brown“Blow my Mind” has officially crossed the 1M views mark on YouTube barely in less than 24 hours after its release. Born David Adedeji Adeleke but known professionally as Davido, the Nigerian music star is one of Nigeria’s biggest music exports has broken the record for the Fastest Music Video To Hit 1 million YouTube Views in Nigeria. The video which was put out on Tuesday, 30th of July amassed 1 million views 11 hours after it was released. Davido is not strange to high number feats and Assurance is adding to a growing list of record breaking numbers for his views. The video for his hit singles, IF scored over 60Million views within a year, with FALL following suit with 63Million views in 11months, Fo...
Shiites To Challenge Proscription In Court
Politics

Shiites To Challenge Proscription In Court

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has vowed to challenge the court order obtained by the Federal Government proscribing its activities. IMN spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed this on Wednesday, saying “we will be in court challenging the proscription”. On the accusation by a rival Shiite group, Al-Thaqalayn Cultural Foundation, that IMN was a fake organisation, Musa alleged that the leader of the group, Hamza Lawal, was a government agent out to destabilise IMN. “Hamza Lawal had failed woefully to create division within the ranks of the Islamic Movement in the past, and the government,” Musa said. “He is not worth being dignified with a response. He has been in the corridors of power for a while now and on their payroll to distract attention, cause confusion, and are kn...
Federal University Ebonyi Generates Own Power, Independent Of National Grid
Education

Federal University Ebonyi Generates Own Power, Independent Of National Grid

The Rural Electrification Agency, REA Under Federal Government has announced that the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi is now independent of National Power Grid because the institution is now generating its power from solar panels. REA via its official Twitter handle says that the project is now completed and ready for commissioning. 3500 solar panels were installed to serve 7,700 student and 1,819 staff members of the University. The solar Panels generates total Capacity of 2.8MW and as a result 108 Jobs were created.