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Mamman Daura is needlessly misunderstood by many – Buhari
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Mamman Daura is needlessly misunderstood by many – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that his nephew, Mamman Daura is needlessly misunderstood by many.   In a statement released by Presidential aide Garba Shehu in celebration of Daura's 81st birthday, Buhari described Daura as one of Nigeria’s worthiest gentleman, dedicated public servant and a consummate administrator.   Buhari further averred that “it is impossible to sit down with Daura without gaining from his vast experience, knowledge, and wisdom,” noting that his “unappreciated virtues are his humility, compassion, and zeal to provide mentoring to many who are privileged to be with him or close to him.”   The statement reads in full;   STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT BUHARI SALUTES MAMMAN DAURA AT 81, SAYS HE’S AMONG OUR WORTHIEST...
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Ogun: Gov Abiodun Appoints Selimot Ottun as new Head of Service

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has appointed Alhaja Selimot Olapeju Ottun as the new Head of Service in the state, DAILY POST reports. This was contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin. Ottun is succeeding the former Head of Service, TPL Amope Ajibola Chokor, who bowed out of the state public service over the weekend. According to Somorin, Alhaja Ottun is a psychologist, community development expert and administrator. DAILY POST reports that Ottun becomes the fifth woman to occupy the office and the 17th Head of Service since the creation of the State. Until her appointment, Ottun was Permanent Secretary in the Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration. She pre...
Nigeria Customs Service Boss, Hameed Ali Marries a new Wife
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Nigeria Customs Service Boss, Hameed Ali Marries a new Wife

Colonel Hameed Ali (retd), the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service on Saturday May 30, married a new wife. The NCS comptroller who served as the military administrator of Kaduna State from 1996 to 1998, took a new wife nearly two years after his first wife Hajiya Hadiza Jummai Ali died in Abuja on October 29, 2018. The low-key wedding ceremony took place in Kano State and here are photos below;
Former Somalia goalkeeper Kanyare killed by unknown gunmen in mosque
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Former Somalia goalkeeper Kanyare killed by unknown gunmen in mosque

The former goalkeeper was killed while observing Ramadan prayers in a mosque on Thursday evening Former Somalia goalkeeper Abdiwali Olad Kanyare has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in a mosque located in Afgoye, near the nation's capital Mogadishu. The Somali Football Federation (SFF) confirmed the shooting which happened on Thursday evening and the death of Kanyare, who was also an administrator with a Caf B coaching license. He was killed while observing Ramadan prayers and the gunmen fled immediately after the incident.
Nigeria National League boss Chidi Ofor passes away at 50
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Nigeria National League boss Chidi Ofor passes away at 50

The seasoned football administrator passed away on Tuesday, the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed Nigeria National League chairman Chidi Ofor has died at the age of 50, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed. According to a statement from the NFF, Ofor, who had been battling with leukemia, died in a private hospital in Enugu after collapsing in the early hours of Tuesday. Apart from his position as head of Nigeria’s second-tier football league system, the NFF executive committee member doubled as head of the Enugu State Football Association.
Female Prisoners Beg for Sexual Intimacy in Kenya
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Female Prisoners Beg for Sexual Intimacy in Kenya

Some inmates of Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County of Kenya have begged the country's government to institute new laws that will allow them enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting spouses. Speaking on behalf of other inmates, Sofia Swaleh who is serving a life sentence said the time allocated to their visiting spouses and relatives is brief and does not allow for sexual intimacy. She said; “The Government, through the leadership of Kenyan prisons, should introduce a law that allows women serving lengthy jail terms enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting husbands." Mtangani GK Prison senior administrator, Purity Nkatha Muthaura who also spoke to K24 Digital, said it would be impossible to allow the female inmates or even the male inmates enjoy conjugal rights e...
Bride Dumped by Fiance for Being too Fat Gets ‘Ultimate Revenge’ by Winning Miss Great Britain
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Bride Dumped by Fiance for Being too Fat Gets ‘Ultimate Revenge’ by Winning Miss Great Britain

A woman who was dumped by her fiance three years ago for eating too much and being too fat has now gotten her 'ultimate revenge' as she lost eight stone of fat and defeated other contestants to win the Miss Great Britain pageant.                Three years ago Jen Atkin was enjoying planning her dream wedding, when her fiancé suddenly ended the relationship. Jen said she was preparing to marry to the "love of her life" when he broke up with her for 'eating too much junk food and getting too fat". Fast forward to February 2020 and Jen isn't just the newly crowned Miss Great Britain, but she is happily married to someone else. 26-year-old Jen, over the period of two years started eating healthy and shed eight stone, going from a size 22 to a size 10, after thinking that her ...
Dancing Is Better Than Looting Treasury – Adeleke Replies Governor Oyetola
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Dancing Is Better Than Looting Treasury – Adeleke Replies Governor Oyetola

Ademola Adeleke has reacted to Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s comment of feeling ridiculed to contest in an election which he, the dancing senator was part of. We reported that the Osun State Governor while receiving the leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) led by Yemi Farounbi in his office on July 17, 2019, suggested that Adeleke ought to have been screened out of the governorship race. Reacting to the comment credited to Governor Oyetola, Ademola Adeleke stated that dancing is better than looting the treasury, especially when praising God. He further alleged that the Osun State Governor who defeated him in a recent Supreme Court face-off was the chief enabler of the most corrupt, inept and anti-people administration in the history of the state. The statement reads “Os...
104 Dead In DR Congo Boat Accident.
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104 Dead In DR Congo Boat Accident.

No fewer than  104 people were killed after a boat capsized on Monday night on Lake Kivu in South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), authorities  have confirmed During Thursday’s visit to the disaster zone, President Felix Tshisekedi met with the local authorities and families of victims that died during the boat sinking tragedy. According to the information given by the Kalehe territory administrator on the spot to the president, the boat from Goma initially transported 49 people and some goods. It was during the several stops made by the canoe in some villages that the boat became overloaded with goods and people, according to Muamba Cibwabwa, the administrator of the territory of Kalehe. The administrator has confirmed the death of 104 people out of 15...
Aisha Buhari Visits Victims Involved In Lagos Building Collapse  At Hospital
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Aisha Buhari Visits Victims Involved In Lagos Building Collapse At Hospital

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on Saturday visited victims of the Ita-Faji building collapse at the Lagos Island General Hospital to sympathise with them, Punch Metro reports. The wife of the President offered her condolences to the victims of the incident, which claimed the lives of no fewer than 20 people, including school children. Mrs Buhari, who took time to visit women and children wards of the hospital, prayed to God to grant the families that lost loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss. She also wished those still on admission speedy recovery. One of the victims and teacher in the school located in the collapsed building, Miss Easter Samuel, expressed her shock over the incident. The 19-year-old teacher, who was receiving treatment in the hospita...
Ogunjobi’s Death Shocks Organisers of Nigeria Pitch Awards
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Ogunjobi’s Death Shocks Organisers of Nigeria Pitch Awards

Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi The Organisers of the prestigious Nigeria Pitch Awards have expressed shock at the death of Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, a former Nigerian football star and former General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation. Shina Philips, President of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, said he was shocked when the news of the death of Chief Ogunjobi got to him. ‘I couldn’t believe it when the news first got to me. He was full of life the last time we met’, Philips said. ‘Ogunjobi’s death is a loss of unimaginable proportion. He has done so much for our football both as a footballer and an administrator and somebody like that should be around to help sustain the development of our football.’ Philips continued. ‘We commiserate with the President of the NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick, the...
NFF, LMC, Osun Gov, Others Mourn Late Ogunjobi
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NFF, LMC, Osun Gov, Others Mourn Late Ogunjobi

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed shock at the death of its former Secretary General and one-time Member of the Executive Committee of the federation, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi. The 66-year old former international defender passed on early hours of yesterday after a brief illness. “I cannot find the words as much as I try. A very big tree has fallen in Nigerian football and we are all devastated. If the NFF had a flag of its own, it would fly at half-mast for several weeks. “Chief Ogunjobi was one of the strongest pillars of association football in Nigeria and the entire Nigerian football fraternity will miss him badly. The Members of the NFF Executive Committee, Management and Staff of the NFF, Members of the Congress, eminent football stakeholders and other wor...
Buhari Mourns Ex-Army Chief Ejoor
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Buhari Mourns Ex-Army Chief Ejoor

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sent his commiserations to the family of the former Chief of Army Staff, David Ejoor. Naija News reports that Ejoor, was a former Military Governor at the old Mid-Western Region who passed away on Sunday, February 10. The president in a statement signed by his Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, hailed the former military governor for a life well spent. In his statement, Buhari said; ”As the first Governor of Mid-Western Region, during one of the darkest years in the nation’s history, and first indigenous Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, who also held many other national leadership positions, the President regards Gen. Ejoor, as a hardworking military officer whose loyalty,...
Taiwo Ogunjobi is Dead
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Taiwo Ogunjobi is Dead

Taiwo Ogunjobi is dead, the Former Shooting Stars captain and Osun state FA Chairman, was confirmed dead earlier today. He was the former General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Taiwo Ogunjobi and was confirmed through the twitter account of a sports writer Collins Udoh. The Tweet read; Sad sad news this morning. Former Shooting Stars captain and former NFA Secretary General Taiwo “Skippo” Ogunjobi has left us#RIPOgunjobi#RIPSkippo The football administrator passed on after failing to recover from an undisclosed illness. Tunde Samusudeen, public relations officer of Osun United Football Club, also announced the death via a message sent to Punch Nigeria on Monday. Until his death, Ogunjobi was the chairman of Osun State Football Association
Late Fashikun Laid to Rest at Obbo Aiyegunle
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Late Fashikun Laid to Rest at Obbo Aiyegunle

Olajide Ayodeji Fashikun The remains of the late former Chairman of Kwara State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria( SWAN), Mr. Olajide Ayodeji Fashikun was Wednesday committed to mother earth in his country home, Obbo-Aiyegunle, in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. Fashikun, who was until his demise, a former Sports Correspondent of THISDAY Newspaper and Managing Editor of Going news, an online news outfit. He died in the early hours of Sunday, at the Federal Medical Centre, in Utako, Abuja, at the age of 54 years. In his sermon during the burial attended by family, retired and active athletes as well as his colleagues in the pen profession from far and near, the officiating minister, Most Apostle Prophet Johnson Ahmed Musa of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Obbo-Aiye...
Fashikun Goes Home Today
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Fashikun Goes Home Today

The late former THISDAY sports correspondent Olajide Fashikun will be laid to rest today in his home town, Obbo Aiyegunle in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. Aged 54, the former national handball star and administrator died after brief illness last Sunday at the Federal Medical Centre in Ubaka, Abuja. According to Burial programme released by the FCT chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Fashikun will be buried at the Community Burial Ground in Obbo Aiyegunle. A Service of Songs held yesterday evening at the Union’s secretariat at Utako before the body will begin the final journey home this morning. Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, NOC President, Habu Gummel and several national sports federation presidents were at the wake where glowing tributes were paid ...
Paschal Replaces Injured Victor Okoh
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Paschal Replaces Injured Victor Okoh

Sweden –based forward Onyekachi Durugbor Paschal has been drafted in to replace injured Victor Boniface Okoh in Nigeria’s squad for next month’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations finals in Niger Republic. Team Administrator Aliyu Ibrahim Lawal said yesterday that medical examination on Real Sapphire FC striker Okoh revealed he had knee injury that would keep him out for between four and six weeks and meant he could not be part of the U20 AFCON finals. Paschal plays for Vaxjo United FC in Sweden, and would now shoulder the responsibility, alongside Adamu Alhassan, Yahaya Nazifi, Ibrahim Aliyu, Adeshina Gata, Ibrahim Abubakar and Effiom Maxwell to provide the goals for the seven –time African champions in Niger Republic. The Flying Eagles go up against host n...
Babalakin Eulogises Femi-Pearse
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Babalakin Eulogises Femi-Pearse

The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dr. Wale Babalakin, yesterday emphasised the need to celebrate outstanding people like the late Prof. Ayodeji Femi-Pearse, in the society. Babalakin spoke yesterday at UNILAG’s College of Medicine, Idi-Araba, during the commendation service for the late Femi-Pearse, who was, at various times in his life, the provost of the College; Pro-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU); Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH); Acting Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG; and founder of Whispering Palms Resort, Badagry. The senior lawyer described the late Femi-Pearse as“an outstanding family man, a great scholar, a phenomenal university administrator, a resourceful man ...
Buhari A Joke, Unfit To Be Administrator Of Whatsapp Group- Atiku
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Buhari A Joke, Unfit To Be Administrator Of Whatsapp Group- Atiku

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a “parody of the 21st century” following his performance at Wednesday night’s town hall meeting in Abuja. In a statement on Thursday, Atiku’s Special Assistant on Public Communications, Phrank Shuaibu, said the town hall meeting had exposed Buhari as a man unprepared to lead a modern nation. According to him, the meeting made it obvious that the President possessed minimal capacity to hold the office of Head-of-State and also lacked knowledge of the goings on in his administration as well as the policy direction of his government. The statement reads, “The town hall meeting neither added value nor content to public discuss. “Clearly, it exposed the fact th...
Gunmen Kill Ghanaian Undercover Journalist
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Gunmen Kill Ghanaian Undercover Journalist

Ahmed Hussein-Suale The famous Ghanian undercover journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who in the recent time alleged to have exposed top referees and administrators involved in corrupt practices in football was murdered on Wednesday night in Accra, Ghana. According to the statement issued by his production company, Tiger Eye PI, he was shot three times by men on a motorbike while driving home from work. “We … are terribly devastated by this dastardly act, but remain unshaken in our resolve to make … corruption a high-risk activity in this country,” it said in a statement. Hussein-Suale was part of a team led by well-known undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Their crew is famous for a documentary last year that accused 77 referees and Ghana’s then football chief Kwesi Ny...
Teacher Arrested For masturbating in Students Presence
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Teacher Arrested For masturbating in Students Presence

A substitute teacher at Creekside Middle School in Fairfield was arrested on Tuesday after he was caught masturbating in classroom while students were present. Identified as 41-year-old Tracey Abraham, Fairfield police received a complaint on Tuesday at about 10:30 a.m. about the alleged incident involving Abraham. According to a statement from Fairfield schools, students reportedly noticed ”suspicious behavior by the substitute that was taking place behind” the teacher’s desk around 10:30am. The alleged behavior was reported to administrators and the teacher was immediately removed from school property. Charges were filed against Abraham for public indecency. He was arraigned Tuesday in Fairfield Municipal Court. School officials said in a statement that Abraham will not ...
SWAN Decries Non-release of Funds to Nasarawa Sports Festival Contingent
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SWAN Decries Non-release of Funds to Nasarawa Sports Festival Contingent

  The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Nasarawa State has decried the non release of funds by the state government for the 19th National Sports Festival, Abuja 2018. SWAN said it was particularly worried over poor preparations and non camping of athletes to the festival a week to the commencement of the festival. A statement signed by the Nasarawa chairman of SWAN, Cheke Emmanuel, and made available to sportswriters yesterday in Lafia, expressed fear that the National Sports Festival would not go the way of the 2018 National Youth Games in Ilorin, where the state was fined N5.5m for not participating in the tournament. The statement called on the state government, to as matter of urgency, release funds to the state ministry of Sports ...
Oldest Former NFF Scribe, Omokhaye Clocks 86
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Oldest Former NFF Scribe, Omokhaye Clocks 86

Herbert Omokhaye He may not be well known as he headed the administration of the Nigerian football governing body in the ‘ancient past’. At a time, it was even a subject of debate if he was ever a general secretary at the then Nigeria Football Association as his name was conspicuously missing on the board at NFF Secretariat, which listed past administrators. Herbert Omokhaye, who hailed from Otuo Owan East Local Government area of Edo State was the secretary of the NFA from 1964 to 1965 when he was seconded to the association from the just established National Sports Council (NSC), which transformed into National Sports Commission in 1970. Omokhaye clocked 86 yesterday as the oldest former scribe of Nigerian football still alive. From Nigeria’s files in the archives of FIF...
Edo State Bids to Host NSF in 2020
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Edo State Bids to Host NSF in 2020

Philip Shaibu Edo State Government has declared its intention and readiness to host the 20thedition of the National Sports Festival in 2020. The Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu made the pronouncement while addressing sports journalists at the government house Benin City. He stated: “Mr. Governor has directed that I declare the intention of Edo State Government to host and win the National Sports Festival in 2020 in furtherance of its transformation agenda in the sports sector. We are very serious and determined when we say we want to restore the lost glory of Edo in sports. Towards this end, the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is undergoing serious renovation to bring the facilities to world class standard. We are also building 20 mini stadia across the 18 Local Governm...
Edo Indicates Interest To Host 2020 National Sports Festival
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Edo Indicates Interest To Host 2020 National Sports Festival

EDO State Government has declared its intention and readiness to host the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival in 2020. The Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu made the pronouncement while addressing sports journalists at the government house in Benin City. To achieve this, Sports Vanguard gathered that high profile Edo persosnalities have been approached to help lobby the authorities to ensure Edo State gets the nod to host the festival. He stated: “Mr. Governor has directed that I declare the intention of Edo State Government to host and win the National Sports Festival in 2020 in furtherance of its transformation agenda in the sports sector. We are very serious and determined when we say we want to restore the lost glory of Edo in sports. Towards this end, t...
Gen. Alkali Buried Amid Tears in Abuja
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Gen. Alkali Buried Amid Tears in Abuja

The remains of late Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali, which was found by a team of Nigerian Army on Search and Rescue Operation, was buried at Gudu Cemetery in Abuja on Saturday. The burial, which was concluded at around 3 p.m., was attended by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, former Military Administrator of Lagos, Retired Brig-Gen. Buba Marwa, and former Minister of Works and Housing, Alhaji Sanusi Dagash. The funeral prayer, which was led by the Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Dr Kabir Mohammad, amid tears, was attended by Muslims from within and outside the Federal Capital territory. Mohammed commended the Nigerian Army for ensuring thorough search which led to the recovery of the body of the deceased, described as a “national hero.” The chief Imam described ...
Igwe’s Son Graduates As Best Student At The Nigerian Defence Academy
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Igwe’s Son Graduates As Best Student At The Nigerian Defence Academy

According to reports, Nwama not only emerged the best in his department both Air Force and Navy, in the final year of his training at the academy, he emerged as the Academy Cadet Adjutant. Igwe Obosi Eze AC Iweka 3 and his son, Second Lieutenant UE Nwama Congratulations are in order for second lieutenant UE Nwama who graduated as the best student at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) 2018. The young officer who is the son of Igwe Obosi Eze AC Iweka 3 in Anambra state, was presented with the prestigious and coveted Golden Sword award, to mark his achievement at the concluded Passing Out Parade in Kaduna state. According to reports, Nwama not only emerged the best in his department both Air Force and Navy, in the final year of his training at the academy, he emerged as th...
I’m The world’s Most Bullied Person – Melania Trump
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I’m The world’s Most Bullied Person – Melania Trump

The first lady of the United States, Melania Trump has said she is probably the world’s most bullied person. She made this known to ABC News in an interview that took place during her trip this month to Africa. When asked in an interview why she chose cyber bullying as a pet cause, US President Donald Trump’s wife had a surprising answer. “I could say I’m the most bullied person on the world,” When pressed, the US First Lady said that she could certainly be “one of them, if you really see what people saying about me.” That, she said, is “why my ‘Be Best’ initiative is focusing on social media and online behavior.” ABC on Thursday released clips of the interview ahead of a longer piece set to air Friday. The 48-year-old former model may be smarting from online and press moc...
Ajibade Battles Musa, Omeruo For Nigeria Footballer Of The Year Award
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Ajibade Battles Musa, Omeruo For Nigeria Footballer Of The Year Award

Super Eagles stand-in-captain, Ahmed Musa, defender Kenneth Omeruo and Rasheedat Ajibade will battle for this year’s Nigeria Footballer of the Year award. This would be known on November 16 at the  ceremony of the prestigious Nigerian Sports Award billed for Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Organisers explained that the male and female footballer of the year award were collapsed into one to make it unique. According to Unmissable Incentives, organizers of the Nigerian Sports Award, NSA that announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2018 edition of the awards ceremony in Lagos yesterday, the three footballers scored highest among the nominees in that category. Nigeria’s Rasheedat Ajibade vies for the ball with Haiti’s Melchie Dumonay during the Women World Cup U20 football mat...
Senator Dafinone Is Dead
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Senator Dafinone Is Dead

Senator David Dafinone is dead. He died on Sunday morning in Lagos. He was aged 91. Dafinone Speaking to Vanguard, his son Ede Dafinone, who confirmed the passage of the late administrator, described his father as a man who will be greatly missed. “He was a father who stood by us no matter what and he sacrificed so much for us and the nation,” he said on phone. An Accountant, Senator Dafinone was an consummate politician and Senator of the Second Republic from 1979-1983, he was chairman of the board of trustees Nigerian Internat.Biog. Center, Apapa, Lagos and was a Fellow Institute Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Institute Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, National Geography Society; member Nigerian Institute International Affairs, International Biographical Societ...
Breaking: Bill Cosby Sentenced To Three To 10 Years In Prison
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Breaking: Bill Cosby Sentenced To Three To 10 Years In Prison

Cosby Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge on Tuesday and branded a “sexually violent predator” for assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago. Journalist Abiri gets N10m damages for illegal detention The 81-year-old, once beloved as “America’s Dad,” is the first celebrity convicted and sentenced for a sex crime since the downfall of Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement and America’s reckoning with sexual harassment. Islamic Extremist given 10-year sentence in Germany Convicted five months ago of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, a former university basketball administrator, he showed no reaction when Judge Steven O’Neill handed down the sentence in a court in Norristown, Pen...
Nigeria Has Players That Can Beat Any Team Worldwide — Ezeno
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Nigeria Has Players That Can Beat Any Team Worldwide — Ezeno

Nnewi (Anambra) – G.O.C Ezeno says Nigeria has abundance of talents with capacity to beat any team across the world if the sports authorities could select players place on merit above other considerations. Nigeria’s players take part in a training session at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 15, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP Ezeno made the assertion when his team, G.O.C Ezeno FC, were forced to a 2-2 draw in their match against FC Ifeanyi Ubah Feeders at the FC Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium in Nnewi on Sunday.   Ezeno said managers of Nigerian football should go back to the grassroots and tap from the potential world football stars scattered across the country. The team was selected from the six teams taking part in the G.O.C Ezeno f...
What Davido Told ‘Corpers’ After Electrifying The Lagos NYSC Orientation Camp With His Presence
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What Davido Told ‘Corpers’ After Electrifying The Lagos NYSC Orientation Camp With His Presence

It was pure drama that took place today as soldiers, police and the officials of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had a Herculean time controlling corps members when popular musician, David Adeleke entered the Orientation camp in Iyana Ipaja on Thursday after the opening ceremony of the three week orientation programme for 2,152 2018 Batch B Stream II corps members. Davido, a graduate of music from Babcock University was greeted by a crowd of cheering corps members who almost mobbed him as he came out of a white Mercedes Benz with a Police Force plate number PF 413-S. The NYSC’s Coordinator, Prince Mohammed Momoh’s best effort to avoid commotion as a result of the star’s presence proved abortive as corps members surrounded his office screaming with excitement after soldier...
Soldiers Present As Fulanis Hold Peace Meeting In Kogi State
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Soldiers Present As Fulanis Hold Peace Meeting In Kogi State

The news of suspected herders attack has prompted the visit of Kabba/Bunu LGA Administrator, Hon. Moses Olorunleke to Ighun community in the early hours of yesterday. Hon. Moses met with the leaders and representatives of both the Ighun Community and the Fulani Settlers separately in an attempt to get to the root of the current crisis. He appealed to both sides to sheathe their swords and embrace peace. He promised that the immediate and remote causes of the crisis will be found out and justice will be delivered in the matter. While praising all the security forces that were mobilised to the area for their proactive measures in arresting the situation and curtailing it from spreading to neighboring communities, assured the people that those responsible for the dastard acts would be mad...
I Didn’t Send Anybody To Attack Melaye – Kogi Council Chief
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I Didn’t Send Anybody To Attack Melaye – Kogi Council Chief

Alhaji Taufiq Isa, Ijumu Local Government Administrator, standing trial over alleged assassination attempt on Sen. Dino Melaye (APC Kogi West) said he never sent anybody to attack the Senator. Isa disclosed this in his written statement tendered before Justice Aromeh Akogwu, Resident High Court Judge, Kabba, sitting in Lokoja at the resumed hearing of the case on Thursday. The prosecution tendered the statement as exhibit at the resumed hearing of the case of culpable homicide and conspiracy preferred against the accused and four others. The council boss said he did not send anybody and neither knew the people that allegedly attacked the senator. “I never sent anybody to attack Dino. My duty is to protect. I don’t know those who attacked him. I have never carried any arm to pol...
Mohammad Bawa Dies At 60
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Mohammad Bawa Dies At 60

Former Military Administrator in Gombe and Ekiti States, Col. Muhammad Inuwa Bawa has died. He died after a brief illness at the age of 60 yesterday May 26th. Born on April 6th 1957 in Yawuri, Kebbi State, late Colonel Bawa studied at Government Colleges in Keffi and Bida, then attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria after which he studied at the University of Madras, India. Joining the Army, he was commissioned as second lieutenant in 1976, full lieutenant in 1980, captain in 1985 and major in 1990. Bawa was appointed the Administrator of Ekiti State after it was formed in October 1996 from part of Ondo State. After the death of General Sani Abacha, his successor General Abdulsalami Abubakar transferred him to Gombe State during the transition to democracy that was completed in M...
Dickson: Jonathan’s Presidency Was A Waste For Ijaws
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Dickson: Jonathan’s Presidency Was A Waste For Ijaws

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, on Tuesday, described the five years administration of ex- President Goodluck Jonathan as a wasted opportunity for the Ijaws. According to The Nation, Dickson said ministers and other presidential aides from Bayelsa lost the unique opportunity of attracting development to their domains because they were after selfish interests. He spoke at the Ijaw House, Yenagoa, where handful of Ijaw leaders and youths gathered for the annual celebration of Adaka Boroh, the hero who fought and died for the Ijaw struggle for self-determination. Dickson led John Jonah, his deputy, and members of his cabinet to the event. Also at the event were Twon Brass, former military administrator of old Rivers state, Alfred Diette-Spiff, a monarch, wife, daughter, ...