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Daddy Freeze’s Pigeons Fly As He Releases Them (Video)
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Daddy Freeze’s Pigeons Fly As He Releases Them (Video)

After the white pigeons released by President Buhari and some Nigerian Governors refused to fly on the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Daddy Freeze released his white pigeons and they flew. He shared the video on his Instagram handle with the caption: "Yaaay my pigeons flew! Wahala for who him pigeon no fly" See video below. https://youtu.be/d12YwgDL4dA
One Injured As IG Adamu’s Orderly Misfires AK-47 Rifle In Abuja Beer Parlour
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One Injured As IG Adamu’s Orderly Misfires AK-47 Rifle In Abuja Beer Parlour

An Abuja resident has been hospitalised in critical condition after being hit by bullets discharged by an AK-47 service rifle of a police officer attached to Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu. Abba Bashir received at least two gunshot wounds from the officer, identified as Inspector Magaji, during an early morning drinking bout in an Abuja beer parlour on Saturday, sources told Peoples Gazette. The officer works with Mr. Adamu and Illiya Doma, an assistant police commissioner who also serves as his principal staff officer (two). The incident occurred around 8:00 a.m. at a roadside beer parlour in Apo, sources said. The matter was immediately hushed up while the victim was moved to an undisclosed hospital. He had received emergency treatment at Cedarcrest Hospital before being relo...
Release Evidence Of Christian Boko Haram Members, CAN Tells Zulum
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Release Evidence Of Christian Boko Haram Members, CAN Tells Zulum

The Christian Association of Nigeria has challenged the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, to post photo and video evidence of Christians whom he claimed are members of the notorious terror group, Boko Haram. CAN General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, who stated this in an interview with The PUNCH on Monday, was reacting to allegations by Zulum that Christians are members of the Abubakar Shekau terror group. The PUNCH had reported that Zulum alleged on Friday at an event in Lagos that Asians, foreigners and other Africans are part of the terror group. The governor had said, “I’m from Borno State, and many of our children are into Boko Haram. I’m not denying the fact. But again, they are being sponsored by many people across the world. Among Boko Haram, we have white men, As...
Davido Shows His Football Skills As He Plays With Friends
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Davido Shows His Football Skills As He Plays With Friends

Nigerian singer Davido was recently spotted showing off some football stunts during a match. - The musician who was playing with his friends seemed to be having a lot of fun dribbling and passing the ball - Apart from the wild reactions of fans to this, several celebrities also hailed OBO for his impressive display Singer Davido recently proved to his fan that, apart from music, he is also good at other things, one of which happens to be football. This he did, by sharing a video of himself flexing on the field and dribbling some opponents in a friendly match. https://youtu.be/cORDlgyEh-o  
How do I write exams after being tagged a terrorist – #EndSARS frontliner, Rinu laments over inability to write her exams
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How do I write exams after being tagged a terrorist – #EndSARS frontliner, Rinu laments over inability to write her exams

The protester whose bank account and that of others were frozen by the Central Bank, lamented over being tagged a terrorist by the apex bank as claimed in a court order it obtained. Rinu stated that the system is failing her when all she did was demand accountability from leaders of the nation. Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote; "How do I write exams after being tagged a terrorist whose only crime is demanding accountability from the leaders of her nation? Responsibility comes with great consequences but I am not afraid. I am only disappointed that the system is failing me." "Let’s be very honest. Is Nigeria not a zoo?" "You will make every possible effort to succeed in Nigeria, and the system will also make equal gigantic efforts to bring you down."
Ayo Olowonihi, Director Demoted By Magu Emerges Head Of EFCC Academy
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Ayo Olowonihi, Director Demoted By Magu Emerges Head Of EFCC Academy

A Director with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ayo Olowonihi, has been appointed as the Commandant of the EFCC Academy, the EFCC has said. Olowonihi, who was on Grade Level 17 was suspended by the then acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, in 2015 and then demoted to Grade 16 by Magu in 2017. The aggrieved director subsequently instituted a case against the EFCC before the National Industrial Court. According to court documents, Olowonihi said Magu had on November 19, 2015, summoned him to his office accusing him of being behind some damning online publications on the activities of the commission and against the person of the chairman. He said on Magu’s directive, he was interrogated, his official computer taken away, while he two phones (MTN and GLO) we...
Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers
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Why 536 AD Was ‘The Worst Year To Be Alive’ According To Researchers

Scientists believe they have pinpointed what is probably the hardest year to have lived on earth - an 18 month period of complete darkness, famine and freezing temperatures 2020, for many, will go down as one of the worst years that will ever be experienced. Rightly so, as it was an unprecedented challenge for millions of people. And as lockdowns continue to keep households isolated, Brits are desperately longing for a Covid-free future. It is no secret that 2020 was one to put behind us - but was it the worst year on record? Science would say: No. Historians and researchers have revealed that the worst year to be alive was actually 536 A.D. In 536 A.D, the world went cold. The planet was plunged into total darkness, and it lasted a full 18 months. A mysterious f...
A Town In US Elects Goat And Dog As Mayor
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A Town In US Elects Goat And Dog As Mayor

In 2018, the town made national headlines when it elected Lincoln the goat as its first-ever pet mayor. Town Manager Joe Gunter said Monday that the idea for pet mayors was put forward as a way to raise funds for the new playground. The animals would be the centerpiece for various fundraisers and events. Lincoln raised about $10,000, Gunter said, while the current Mayor, Murfee, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, owned by Linda Barker, has raised $20,000. The town contributed another $20,000. “When I was talked into putting Murfee up to run, I thought, easy-peasy, we’ll get some T-shirts, we’ll go to the Spring Fling, we’ll sell some shirts and raise some money,” said Barker. “And then COVID struck and it was like ... there go all the easy plans.” Barker then began making face m...
Boko Haram Displays Armed Personnel Carrier Captured From Nigerian Soldiers
Crime

Boko Haram Displays Armed Personnel Carrier Captured From Nigerian Soldiers

Militants from the Islamic State backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have displayed an Armed Personnel Carrier the group captured from Nigerian soldiers. According to ISWAP in a statement released on Monday, the modified FV103 Spartan APC was captured on Sunday when the group ambushed some trucks conveying Nigerian soldiers at Gorigi, Borno State. The insurgents also claimed 20 soldiers were killed during the attack. SaharaReporters recalled that about 70 Nigerian soldiers of the Operation Lafiya Dole were killed by the terrorists in March 2020 in the same community. Hundreds of soldiers and officers have been killed since the Boko Haram insurgency commenced in 2009. T...
ACP Okubo Aboye Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Buying A Car From Kidnappers
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ACP Okubo Aboye Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Buying A Car From Kidnappers

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, has sentenced an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Okubo Aboye, to life imprisonment for buying stolen vehicle from kidnappers in the state. The court on Monday also sentenced seven other persons, Solomon Ayodele Obamoyegun (39), Femi Omiawe (40), Damilola Obamoyegun (20), Bose Sade Ajayi (30), George Lucky (35), Chukwuma Nnamani (22) and Sunday Ogunleye (45) to five years imprisonment each without an option of fine for kidnapping. In their testimony, the investigating police officers said the car was tracked down to the compound of ACP Okubo who on interrogation confessed that he bought the vehicle from his mechanic who received it from the kidnappers. The Prosecutor, Felix Awoniyi, revealed that “the offence ...
4 Airlines Set To Launch Operation
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4 Airlines Set To Launch Operation

Amidst the headwinds in global aviation markets triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, experts foresee a quicker recovery in Nigeria’s sector as more airlines acquire new planes even as many others prepare to hit the sky. Experts expect four new airlines to launch operation this year as they put finishing touches to the process of obtaining an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). At least 24 carriers are in different stages of the AOC application process. One of Nigeria’s foremost airlines, Azman Air, started the year on a promising note with the acquisition of its second Airbus A340-600 aircraft. The second delivery came barely a year after the first wide-bodied aircraft was purchased. Though aviation globally was hit by the pandemic last year, Azman’s plan to launch an internation...
Why Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi Now Walks With Crutches
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Why Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi Now Walks With Crutches

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, has left many in shock after he was captured walking with the aid of crutches. The minister was spotted with the crutches over the weekend at the commissioning of an orphanage home and Arabic School in Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State. Many reports said he was suffering from an ankle sprain while others said that he might be having either plantar fascitis, hemiplegia scissors gait, or motor neuron lesion. However, Amaechi’s close associate and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, dismissed the reports. Eze said the former Rivers governor neither had hemiplegia scissors gait nor plantar fasciitis. Eze revealed that the minister suffered a hairline fracture. The APC Chieftain didn’t r...
Nigerians In The US Design Aso Ebi For Joe Biden Inauguration
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Nigerians In The US Design Aso Ebi For Joe Biden Inauguration

Nigerians living in the United States have designed an Aso ebi for the January 20 inauguration of Joe Biden and Harris Kamala as President and Vice President respectively. “Aso Ebi” is a uniform dress that is traditionally worn in Nigeria during social engagements. It is made from different attires such as Ankara, Lace, Guinea among others. This is not the first time Nigerians will be celebrating with Americans, it happened during the Obama administration. Joe’s victory was certified by the Congress after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump invaded the US Capitol in a bid to prevent the affirmation.
Police Officer Arrested In Port Harcourt While Robbing Residents
Crime

Police Officer Arrested In Port Harcourt While Robbing Residents

A Police Sergeant, Ibrahim Odege, attached to the Operations Department of the Rivers Police Command has been arrested alongside one Sampson Inomoghe at the scene of a crime at Elekahia Housing Estate in Portharcourt, Rivers State. Security guards and the estate residents arrested the two suspects during a robbery operation on Saturday. SaharaReporters gathered that the security guards overpowered the armed robbers who had robbed many residents of their belongings in the area before alerting police officers from Elekahia Divisional Police Station who were said to have responded on time. A police identity card was found on Odege with three different handsets belonging to their victims and one locally made Bareta pistol. One of the victims, Mrs Doris Elechi, identified them a...
Ofure Izoduwa Christabel: Actress Etinosa Unveils Her Daughter’s Face, Name
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Ofure Izoduwa Christabel: Actress Etinosa Unveils Her Daughter’s Face, Name

Nollywood actress Etinosa Idemudia has revealed the face of her daughter and her name Ofure Izoduwa Christabel. The Warri born shared the cover of La Mode magazine which they both covered on Instagram on Monday. “My beautiful daughter and I #CoverGirls A good way to start the year…. January Edition @lamodemag,” she wrote. Etinosa welcomed her daughter on December 26. She did not reveal the father of her child.
Man Tries To Eject Wife From Her Own House For Rejecting To Live With Co-Wife
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Man Tries To Eject Wife From Her Own House For Rejecting To Live With Co-Wife

A Nigerian man from the North has shared a shocking story he heard from a Muslim judge about a man who prayed to the court to eject his wife from the house she built. Galadima Samaru who shared the post on popular micro-blogging platform said the husband's reason for the move is because the wife rejected husband's plan to make her live with the second wife he is planning to marry. The wife offered to rent an apartment for the second wife to be living in but the husband blatantly rejected the offer. The husband, who is said to be jobless is reportedly living off the wife. Everything he owns, including the car he drives and the clothes he wears were bought for him by the wife. The most shocking part is that, the money which was planned to use to finance the wedding belongs to t...
Robbery Victim, David Ntekim-Rex Dies After Police, Hospital Refused To Save Him
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Robbery Victim, David Ntekim-Rex Dies After Police, Hospital Refused To Save Him

A young man identified as David Ntekim-Rex has died after he was shot on his way home from work and Nigerians have blamed his death on the current state of the country. Cousin of the deceased revealed that David, a product designer at Crevatal, was robbed and shot at Jibowu on Friday, Jan 15. Hospitals allegedly refused to treat him because he had gunshot wounds. He said the The police were also called while David was still alive but they allegedly held on to his body as evidence of robbery. He died after losing so much blood. Hashtag #RIPDavid trended on Twitter after Nigerians took to the platform to mourn him. David's cousin wrote on Twitter; "My 'auntie' has three sons. She's always crazy about them. The middle child, David, is the most promising. He's a tech guy; ...
FUTA Deputy Registrar, Amos Arijesuyo Shot Dead By Suspected Kidnappers
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FUTA Deputy Registrar, Amos Arijesuyo Shot Dead By Suspected Kidnappers

The Deputy Registrar in the Federal University of Technology, FUTA, Akure, Ondo State, Dr Amos Arijesuyo died after he was shot in the chest by suspected kidnappers on Saturday evening. He reportedly sat in the front seat with the driver while three other occupants sat at the back seat. Family source said the deceased bled profusely after the bullet hit his chest and died before he could get to the hospital. They were attacked at Iwaraja area of Ilesa-Akure highway in Osun State while travelling back to Akure from lbadan. Report had it that the first shot released by the suspected kidnappers who aimed at the tyres of the vehicle in a bid to demobilise the vehicle, hit the leg of the deceased. Attempt by the driver to manoeuvre the vehicle in a bid to escape attracted sev...
Gov Akeredolu Tells Herdsmen To Vacate Forest Reserves In Ondo State In 7 Days
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Gov Akeredolu Tells Herdsmen To Vacate Forest Reserves In Ondo State In 7 Days

Today we have taken major steps at addressing the root cause of kidnapping, in particular, and other nefarious activities detailed and documented in security reports, the press and debriefings from victims of kidnap cases in Ondo State. These unfortunate incidents are traceable to the activities of some bad elements masquerading as herdsmen. These felons have turned our forest reserves into hideouts for keeping victims of kidnapping, negotiating for ransom and carrying out other criminal activities. As the Chief Law and Security Officer of the State, it is my constitutional obligation to do everything lawful to protect the lives and property of all residents of the State. In light of the foregoing, the following orders are hereby issued: 1. All Forest Reserves in the State are...
Actress Ebube Nwagbo’s Mother Is Dead
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Actress Ebube Nwagbo’s Mother Is Dead

Nollywood Actress Ebube Nwagbo took to her Instagram handle to announce the death of her mum. Sharing a photo of her late mum, she wrote; "Nnem Oma.... Jee Nke Oma... You Were A FIGHTER!!! You Fought Till U Breathed Ur Last!!! You Held On Through The Pains Becos You Wanted To Live For Us.. The Strongest Of Them All!! You Raised A Strong Woman In Me!! I Promise To Be Strong For Daddy And My Younger Ones. Heaven Just Gained An Angel..I Know You Are Up There In Heaven.. Charming The Angels With Ur Beautiful Smile And Beautiful Self.. .. We Are Hurt,We Are Broken,But God Knows Best.. He Gives.. He Takes.. He Decided It Was Time For You To Rest ... Away From The Pains.. He Couldn’t Wait To Have You In His Bossom We Miss And Love You Mum.. You Will Live In Our Hear...
Outdated NIMC Facilities Stalling NIN-SIM Linkage
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Outdated NIMC Facilities Stalling NIN-SIM Linkage

With about 22 days to the February 9 deadline for the enrolment, verification and linking of the National Identification Numbers (NIN) to Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards, telecoms operators have raised the alarm over the challenge they have with the backend integration of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). The Guardian gathered that one of the reasons many subscribers had not received any confirmation from their network operators, after submitting their NINs is because there has been no seamless confirmation from the backend of the NIMC. In other words, for every NIN registered by Nigerians and sent to telecoms operators, the service providers are expected to confirm the authenticity (verification) of the owner from the backend of NIMC, but, accordin...
‘Nigerian Women Are Not More Responsible Than Men’ – Atedo Peterside On COVID-19
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‘Nigerian Women Are Not More Responsible Than Men’ – Atedo Peterside On COVID-19

Founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc Atedo Peterside has knocked the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) over a dinner held in Lokoja, Kogi State capital on Saturday in violation of Covid-19 protocols. Mr Peterside said in a tweet on Sunday that the women’s actions changed his mind about Nigerian women being more responsible than men. “Re #COVID19, I honestly thought Nigerian women were far more responsible than us men until I saw photos from a recent NCWS gathering where safety protocols were violated openly,” he said. At the interactive dinner for women in leadership from Kogi State, the NCWS confered Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello with the most gender-sensitive governor in Nigeria award. Mr Bello has repeatedly said COVID-19 is a scam initiated by politicians.
Pastor Adeboye Celebrates 40 Years As Redeemed Church General Overseer
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Pastor Adeboye Celebrates 40 Years As Redeemed Church General Overseer

Pastor Enoch Adeboye has clocked 40 years as general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He was ordained a pastor of the church in 1977; and in 1981 became general overseer. For three years, he filled the role part-time at Unilorin before giving up his university position to preach full-time. Celebrating him on Saturday, his son Leke Adeboye shared a photo on Instagram with the inscription “Celebrating 40 years at the top”. On Twitter, President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Johnson Suleman prayed that the RCCG leader would live to see more years. “I want to congratulate you daddy on the 40th year anniversary as the general overseer of RCCG…may heaven keep you for us..so we continually draw from your wealth of wisdom..its 4 decades of outstanding leaders...
Nigerian Cocaine Trafficker Arrested In Trinidad And Tobago
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Nigerian Cocaine Trafficker Arrested In Trinidad And Tobago

A 40-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested by police in Trinidad and Tobago for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine into Thailand and India. Trinidad and Tobago Police Service wrote on Facebook: "January 14th, 2021 MEDIA RELEASE Nigerian National – Cocaine in Fishing Reels A Nigerian national is today in Police custody for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. On January 13th, 2021, at around 2.15 pm officers attached to the Marabella Criminal Investigation Department (CID), as a result of information received, proceeded to TTPost, Coffee Street San Fernando, where they detained the 40-year-old man, a Nigerian National, of Rueben Lane Enterprise, Chaguanas. The suspect reportedly attempted to export a quantity of cocaine to India and Thaila...
Elderly Woman Hijacks Commercial Bus From The Driver After He Refused To Give Her And Other Passengers Their Change
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Elderly Woman Hijacks Commercial Bus From The Driver After He Refused To Give Her And Other Passengers Their Change

An elderly Nigerian woman has gone viral after she was caught on camera hijacking a commercial bus following a disagreement with the bus driver. Twitter user @iamprofstar who shared the video online, said the incident happened because the driver failed to drop his passengers at Orile Bus Stop along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway and refused to give them their balance. Watch the video below https://youtu.be/FxKIesIB4X8  
Bandits Kill John Gbakaan Yaji, Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Niger State
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Bandits Kill John Gbakaan Yaji, Catholic Priest Kidnapped In Niger State

A Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Minna, Reverend Father John Gbakaan Yaji, has been killed by bandits in Niger state. It was learnt that the Priest was first kidnapped before he was killed by the bandits. His body was discovered on Sunday. It was learnt the priest was kidnapped on Friday night in Tufa village along Lambata-Lapai road on his way to his station after a religious meeting in Lambata. The late Priest was kidnapped alongside his brother but the whereabouts of the brother remains unknown. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Niger, ASP Abiodun Wasiu, said he will get back to The Nation when he contacted. However, a Reverend of the Catholic Diocese of Minna, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the incident, saying that search has intensified towards ...
I’m In 2023 Presidential Race To Liberate Nigeria – Yahaya Bello
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I’m In 2023 Presidential Race To Liberate Nigeria – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State at the weekend said he has what it takes to provide purposeful leadership and good governance for Nigeria if elected as president in the 2023 general elec­tions. Speaking exclusively with Daily Independent, the governor, who is currently in his second term, ap­pealed to Nigerians to join hands with him in the struggle to liberate the country from many of the chal­lenges confronting her. While praising President Mu­hammadu Buhari for his efforts so far since assumption of office in May 2015, the governor, who said he wants to consolidate on the achievements of President Buhari, said the pres­ident is a kind-hearted leader who means well for the country and has genuine interests of Nigeri­ans in all his dealings. According to him, aside Presid...
Toyin Abraham Celebrates Her Husband, Kolawole Ajeyemi On His Birthday
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Toyin Abraham Celebrates Her Husband, Kolawole Ajeyemi On His Birthday

Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham has celebrated and also thanked her husband Kolawole Ajeyemi for loving her purely on his birthday. The 38-year-old shared a picture of Kolawole and their son Ireoluwa Ajeyemi on Instagram on Sunday. She said he will forever be the head and not the tail. “Happy birthday @kolawoleajayemi Oko mi! Thank you so much for loving me purely and devotedly. ”As you celebrate the beginning of a new year today, I wish you long life and prosperity,” she wrote. The celebrant also shared lovely pictures of himself on Instagram. In one of his posts, he said, “Thank you lord, + 1.” Toyin and Kolawole got married on July 4, 2019. They welcomed thier son Ire in August 2019. Kolawole has a daughter Temitope from a previous relationship with another woman...
Pregnant Nigerian Lady Marries Old Man After Man Who Got Her Pregnant Absconded
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Pregnant Nigerian Lady Marries Old Man After Man Who Got Her Pregnant Absconded

A pregnant Nigerian lady got married to an old man after the man who got her pregnant absconded. Reacting to pictures of the traditional marriage shared on Twitter, a Twitter user, @TheOliviaLife stated that the marriage of the young lady with the old man was arranged by the lady's people after the man who Impregnated the lady absconded. She wrote; "Nope. The girl is pregnant and the person that impregnated her has absconded so her people arrange with an old man to come and marry her so that she can give birth under his protection and the child will answer his name. It’s practiced in my place and I try to fight against it."
Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”
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Klopp Criticises Manchester United For Defending “Deep In The Box”

The German complained about United's defensive approach to their top-of-the-table clash and said their set up was 'the worst thing you can face in the world'. The Reds were unable to break down United's defence throughout the match and extend their run without a Premier League goal to three games. Defenders Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof were standout performers for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, but Klopp was left unimpressed by the 'world class' United after the match. 'We played football, tried to do it, force them back into their own box,' he complained to BBC Sport. 'The worst thing you can face in the world, in football is you play against a side with world-class players and they all defend with all they have, deep in the box and only counter-attack. 'It's really diffic...
FG To Build 6 Correctional Facilities
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FG To Build 6 Correctional Facilities

The federal government disclosed on Saturday that it would establish six new modern correctional facilities in the six geo-political zones in the country. Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, made this known in Kano while inspecting the ongoing model maximum security custodial facility project at Janguza in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state. Aregbesola said the project was part of projects initiated by the federal government to reform the correctional service. The minister said, “we are actualising our commitment to reform the correctional service that we have in Nigeria. What we have here is a model of what we expect to have nationwide. Here, we have a 3,000 custodial facility, which we plan to replicate in each of the six geo-political zones in the country. It ...
FG Asks EFCC To Forward Cases On Patience Jonathan
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FG Asks EFCC To Forward Cases On Patience Jonathan

The Federal Government has asked the acting Chairman of the Eco­nomic and Financial Crimes Com­mission (EFCC), Mohammed Umar Abba, to make available details of all cases concerning former first lady, Patience Jonathan. A presidency source revealed that Abubakar Malami, the Attor­ney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, gave the direc­tive and extended it to include rela­tives of former President Goodluck Jonathan. According to the source, the direc­tive may be ominous but Dayo Apata, the Solicitor-General of the Feder­ation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, has communicated the government’s position to the EFCC. The source told Daily Indepen­dent that the EFCC is expected to give a comprehensive update of investigation into cases involvi...
Adamu Commends Officers For Repelling Bandits Attack On Their Convoy In Kano
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Adamu Commends Officers For Repelling Bandits Attack On Their Convoy In Kano

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has commended the Police officers attached to Police Mobile Force - 9 PMF Squadron, Kano for displaying uncommon gallantry and repelling the attack on their convoy by bandits numbering about hundred along the Birnin Gwari - Funtua Highway on Friday, 15th January, 2021, on their way back to their base in Kano after the completion of their special duty. The officers are personnel attached to Operation Puff Adder and deployed to Niger State in the sustained operation to reclaim the public space and tackle incidents of banditry, kidnapping and other violent crimes in the area. Contrary to unconfirmed reports in some sections of the media stating that eighteen (18) officers were kidnapped, only sixteen (16) officers were attacked in the ...
Nigerians Should Stone Us With Their Votes In 2023 – Tony Momoh
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Nigerians Should Stone Us With Their Votes In 2023 – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Sunday said Nigerians should stone the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with their votes in the 2023 general elections if they didn’t perform to the expectations of the citizenry. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Momoh said when he said Nigerians should stone APC leaders if they didn’t perform four years ago, he wasn’t referring to physical stoning as there is nothing like that in the constitution of the Federal Republic. He said the only way Nigerians can stone the APC is by voting them out if they believed they have not justified the confidence reposed in them both in the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections. He however added that the APC cannot be rejected by Nigerians in 2023 because of the party’...
Senate Kicks As Petroleum Ministry Spends ₦98.4 Million On Flyers
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Senate Kicks As Petroleum Ministry Spends ₦98.4 Million On Flyers

The Senate Public Account Committee has described as unacceptable the payment of N98.4m by the Petroleum Resources Ministry for the printing of leaflets. The flyers, according to the 2015 Auditor-General for the Federation’s report, was meant to create awareness campaign for the Petroleum Industrial Bill. The report, currently being scrutinised by the National Assembly, also stated that the fund was released without due process. The Chairman of the Senate panel, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, also faulted the payment of N39m was into the accounts of two persons for the purpose of monitoring the ministry’s project within the Federal Capital Territory. The AuGF query on the matter read in part, “Contrary to the procurement process, an entry in the cash book for the sum of N98.4m ...
Ohanaeze Faction Asks Court To Stop Obiozor From Parading Himself As President
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Ohanaeze Faction Asks Court To Stop Obiozor From Parading Himself As President

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has asked a High Court sitting in Bwari Abuja to restrain Professor George Obiozor, who was elected by the Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze from parading himself as the President General or be sent to jail. Obiozor, a former Nigerian ambassador to the United States, Israel and Cyprus, was on January 10 declared President of the group after an election held at Dan Anyim Stadium in Owerri, the Imo State capital. However, in a motion on notice number FCT/HC/BIU/M/14/21 brought against him and the incorporated trustees of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the applicants sought an order restraining the professor and his proxies or any other parading himself pending the determination of the substantive suit. “An order of this honourable court restra...
Adekunle Okunuga, Nigerian Doctor Suspended In 2015 For Flogging Son In UK Reinstated
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Adekunle Okunuga, Nigerian Doctor Suspended In 2015 For Flogging Son In UK Reinstated

A Nigerian consultant anaesthetist Adekunle Okunuga based in the United Kingdom has been reinstated following his suspension from work for beating his son. The 59-year-old medical personnel, who was arrested after the incident in June 2014, blamed his cultural upbringing in Nigeria for the act, Daily Mail UK reports. He said corporal punishments are common in Nigeria. Okunuga caned his son for misbehaving in school and made him stand one leg with his arms in the air while he kicked him. He also caned the boy’s open palms with a walking stick. The boy got into trouble in school for not submitting homework, lying to other pupils, using the word ‘rape’ and for stamping in any injured girl during PE lesson. In 2015, Okunuga’s name was ordered to be removed from the medica...
Ejide Contributed To Me Being One Of The Best Goalkeepers In The World – Enyeama
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Ejide Contributed To Me Being One Of The Best Goalkeepers In The World – Enyeama

Vincent Enyeama says former Super Eagles teammate Austin Ejide played a big part in making him one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Enyeama and Ejide had a healthy rivalry during their time as Super Eagles goalkeepers. However, Ejide always played second fiddle to Enyeama during qualifiers and at major tournaments. Ejide was second choice behind Enyeama at the 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. At the 2008 AFCON in Ghana, Ejide got the nod over Enyeama as first choice under the reign of Berti Vogts. Both former internationals were at the World Cups in 2002, 2010 and 2014 with Enyeama seeing action in all three tournaments. And reflecting on their time in the national team, the 2003 and 2004 CAF Champions League winner with Enyimba, who published a...
Kukah: Catholic Knights of Saint Mulumba Faults Presidency’s Stand
Religion

Kukah: Catholic Knights of Saint Mulumba Faults Presidency’s Stand

The Order of The Knights of Saint Mulumba Nigeria (KSM) has condemned the stance of the Federal Government on the ‘Apologize or quit Sokoto’ threat issued to the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Hassan Kukah, by the Muslim Solidarity Forum. KSM argued that the statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu is but “a sleight underhand rebuke of the Catholic Cleric instead of his traducers.” The Christian body insisted that the statement was a slap on the wrist for Bishop Kukah’s: “traducers whose ill-advised and unfortunate threat negates the spirit of the Nigerian constitution and unity of the nation”. According to a statement signed on Saturday in Abuja by its Supreme Knight, Sir Diamond Ovueraye, KSM a revered asso...
COVID-19 Update For January 17 2021 In Nigeria
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COVID-19 Update For January 17 2021 In Nigeria

1444 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-901 Plateau-136 Kaduna-57 FCT-54 Ebonyi-53 Akwa Ibom-52 Nasarawa-32 Osun-29 Ogun-28 Imo-16 Oyo-16 Edo-15 Kano-14 Rivers-10 Ekiti-7 Borno-6 Abia-5 Benue-4 Yobe-4 Kebbi-3 Anambra-2  
Lionel Messi Sent-off For The First Time In His Barcelona Career
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Lionel Messi Sent-off For The First Time In His Barcelona Career

Barcelona suffered a shock 3-2 Supercopa de Espana final defeat to Athletic Bilbao in a match that saw Lionel Messi sent off late on. Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time in his Barcelona career after Inaki Williams scored a sublime goal that gave Athletic Bilbao a shock 3-2 win in the Supercopa de Espana final. The Catalan giants were on the brink of a record-extending 13th triumph in the competition after Antoine Griezmann scored twice, either side of Oscar De Marcos' equaliser, to put Barcelona 2-1 up late on in normal time. But Athletic, who knocked out holders Real Madrid in the semi-finals, equalised through substitute Asier Villalibre in the 90th minute and Williams scored early on in the additional period to turn the tie on its head. Messi was then sent off in the d...
Couple Accuses Hospital Of Negligence As One Of Their Twin Babies Dies
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Couple Accuses Hospital Of Negligence As One Of Their Twin Babies Dies

A Nigerian man, Imbul Dooyum Kelvin, and his wife, Mimidoo Rufina, have cried out over alleged negligence at Gbaja Randle Mother and Child hospital in Surulere, Lagos, which led to the death of their two-month-old twin-daughter, Zoe. Imbul disclosed the unfortunate incident occurred on Friday, January 15, 2020, two days after they arrived the hospital. According to him, “We woke-up on Wednesday morning and my wife said our baby wasn’t eating well again so we took her to the hospital, the doctor examined her and said she was ok but let us run a blood test to confirm if there was an infection. Shortly after they took blood from her, my daughter cried for two-hours nonstop. We called the attention of the doctor and they rushed her to the ER and placed her on oxygen. She was re...
“Drinking Alcohol Is Not A Sin” – Reno Omokri Quotes Bible Verse
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“Drinking Alcohol Is Not A Sin” – Reno Omokri Quotes Bible Verse

Reno Omokri has said that the act of consuming alcohol is not a sin. The former presidential aide said that people who preach against the drinking of alcohol are going against what the scriptures said in relation to the matter. According to him, the act of drinking it is not a sin, rather, it is getting drunk as a result of the intake that’s a sin. He wrote via his Twitter handle: "Drinking alcohol is not a sin. Drunkenness is a sin. It is unscriptural to preach against alcohol. Wine is drunk even in heaven (Matt 26:29). Wine is medicinal (1 Tim 5:23). In fact, Psalm 104:15 says God created wine to gladden the hearts of men #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets"
2023: Tinubu Ramps Up Support In S’west Ahead Of Declaration
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2023: Tinubu Ramps Up Support In S’west Ahead Of Declaration

Supporters of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have moved to secure the support of the All Peoples Congress (APC), members in the Southwest as a means of boosting his chances of securing the party’s presidential ticket, should he decide to join the race. Tinubu, who is also a National Leader of the ruling APC, is yet to formally declare his interest for the plum job, but there is wide speculation that he might throw his hat into the ring within the next few months. It is, however, reliably gathered from some of his supporters that Tinubu will only come out to indicate his interest, if he was sure of getting the APC presidential ticket. One of his supporters also said part of their plans was to prepare the ground in such a way that when he eventually com...
Asisat Oshoala’s Mother Is Dead
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Asisat Oshoala’s Mother Is Dead

African female best player Asisat oshoala loses her mom. She recently posted a voice over video on her Instagram about the mother’s death. Watch here https://youtu.be/4pIiVhgnbK4
#EndSARS Activists: Government Yet To Unfreeze Our Bank Accounts Since Oct 2020
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#EndSARS Activists: Government Yet To Unfreeze Our Bank Accounts Since Oct 2020

The CBN had in October 2020 asked banks to freeze the bank accounts of about 20 individuals involved in controlling #EndSARS funds. Activists linked to the #EndSARS protests have said the Post No Debit restriction placed on their accounts by the Central Bank of Nigeria has yet to be lifted. The CBN had in October 2020 asked banks to freeze the bank accounts of about 20 individuals involved in controlling #EndSARS funds. The affected individuals include Bolatito Racheal Oduala, Chima David Ibebunjoh, Mary Doose Kpengwa, Gatefield Nigeria Limited, Saadat Temitope Bibi, Bassey Victor Israel, Wisdom Busaosowo Obi, Nicholas Ikhalea Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Lanre Yusuf, Uhuo Ezenwanyi Promise, Mosopefoluwa Odeseye and Adegoke Pamilerin Emmanuel. Others are Umoh Grace Ekane...
Mesut Ozil Confirms Move To Turkish Club, Fenerbahce
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Mesut Ozil Confirms Move To Turkish Club, Fenerbahce

Mesut Ozil has officially confirmed his move to Fenerbahce, bringing to an end his topsy-turvy seven-and-a-half year stay at Arsenal. The 32-year-old, who had not featured for Arsenal since March 7, joins the Turkish club on a free transfer after his £350,000-a-week Gunners contract was terminated. While the news has not yet been officially confirmed by either club, Ozil has now officially spoken out about the move, admitting he is 'very excited' in an interview with Turkish television channel NTV, also confirming that he will arrive in Istanbul on Monday morning. 'I am a Fenerbahce fan. That is why I am very happy to be coming to Turkey with Fenerbahce,' Ozil said. 'I'm very excited. God gave me the chance to wear this jersey as a Fenerbahce fan. God willing, I will carry it wi...
Rich Imo Chief Anyiego Comes Back To Life After A Day In The Mortuary
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Rich Imo Chief Anyiego Comes Back To Life After A Day In The Mortuary

An Imo State philanthropist, High Chief Ifeanyichukwu Ekeokwu popularly known as Anyiego of Amiri came back to life after he was declared dead. We gathered that the body of Anyiego was already deposited at the mortuary and had spent one day there but later woke up. A Facebook user called Godwin Chijioke shared the good news of Anyiego's resurrection with a video of his community people celebrating. Godwin Chijioke wrote on Facebook: "Wonders shall never end!. God has sent back High chief Ifeanyichukwu Ekeokwu back to the world to complete his philanthropic work. Praise the name of almighty God!!! ANYIEGO of Amiri, Imo state is back to life this evening after a day of his death!. Is good to be good. Heaven recognizes those who help the helpless!." Prince Franklyn Dumelo also ...