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WHO Declares Nigeria Polio Free
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WHO Declares Nigeria Polio Free

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has declared Nigeria free of wild polio, following the completion of its documentation for the free status. The UN health agency made this known in a tweet via its regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, official twitter account on Thursday. According to the agency, Nigeria’s complete documentation for the wild polio virus-free status was accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication (ARCC). “Today, Nigeria’s complete documentation for Wild Polio virus-free status was accepted by the Africa Regional Certification Commission for polio eradication (ARCC). “It is a historic day for Nigeria, Africa, and the Global Polio Programme,’’ the tweet reads. Also, Dr. Faisal Shuai...
Eid-el-fitri: Oyetola urges Muslim to celebrate with moderation
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Eid-el-fitri: Oyetola urges Muslim to celebrate with moderation

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has Muslims to celebrate the 1441 Eid-el-Fitr festival with moderation and in compliance with measures to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic. This is as the Governor congratulated Muslims in the State and across the world on the successful completion of the 1441 AH Ramadan fast. Oyetola in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, prayed Almighty Allah to accept all the acts of worship and supplication of the Muslim faithful during the just-concluded holy month, adding that congregational prayer is banned due to the ravaging COVID 19 pandemic. He urged Muslims and indeed all Nigerians to take advantage of this important celebration to pray against the current economic and security situation of the country as wel...
Eid-el-Fitri: Senate President, Lawan Urges Muslims To Pray For Nigeria
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Eid-el-Fitri: Senate President, Lawan Urges Muslims To Pray For Nigeria

Senate president Ahmed Lawan has taken to his official Twitter handle to wish Muslims a happy Eid-el-Fitri as they end their Ramadan fasting on Saturday. Lawan in his message urged Muslims to continue to observe the health precautions and sustain the acts of purity as they did during the holy month. “I felicitate with all Nigerians and in particular the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr which marks the breaking of fast and the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. “I congratulate the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the fasting period despite the formidable challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic which stood between us and total observance of key rituals of the period. “Even as the holy month has ended, I enjoin us to continue to observe the health p...
FG Declares Monday and Tuesday Public Holidays
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FG Declares Monday and Tuesday Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 25th, and Tuesday, May 26th, as public holidays to mark the Eldi Fitri Celebration. This was made known by Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja. Aregbesola congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast. A statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, quoted Aregbesola as calling on Muslim faithful to replicate the life of kindness, love, tolerance, peace and good neighborliness as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
I was Under Complete Impression the Deal was Agreed’ – Odemwingie on his Botched move to QPR
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I was Under Complete Impression the Deal was Agreed’ – Odemwingie on his Botched move to QPR

The former Nigeria international has revealed what transpired during his failed switch to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium outfit Peter Odemwingie has stated he thought a deal was agreed when he drove to QPR for a possible completion of his transfer from West Bromwich Albion. The former Super Eagles star left for Loftus Road on transfer deadline day in January 2013 in an effort to wrap up his move with Harry Redknapp’s men. Odemwingie, however, got the shock of his life when he was told his club did not sanction his move to QPR and seven years after the botched switch, the 38-year-old has explained what actually transpired during that period.
NNPC new staff to assume virtual duty May 4 – Obateru
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NNPC new staff to assume virtual duty May 4 – Obateru

No fewer than 1,000 graduate trainees recently recruited by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) are to assume virtual duty Monday, May 4, the corporation says in a statement. The statement released in Abuja on Thursday was signed by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr Kennie Obateru. “The trainees are to assume duty first, virtually, while the corporation monitors the COVID -19 situation and the Federal Government’s directives to determine a date of physical assumption of duty,” he said. He explained that the option of virtual assumption of duty was necessitated by the need to comply with extant protocol on social distancing and reduced number of people in workplace. The NNPC spokesman said the trainees had completed online documentation,...
213 British nationals evacuated from Nigeria through Lagos Airport
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213 British nationals evacuated from Nigeria through Lagos Airport

213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 . The evacuation of the British nationals is as a result of the current corona virus pandemic in Nigeria. Several European countries have recently also evacuated their nationals from Nigeria. United States of America had also evacuated its own citizens who were willing to leave the country. The British Airways aircraft, a Boeing 747 with registration number G-CIVO and 22 crew members landed the Lagos airport at about 1.22pm. The aircraft departed at about 4pm with 235 persons on board after the completion of screening and boarding formalities. Yesterday evacuation is coming after 136 South Africa nationals were on April 12th also ai...
Coronavirus Outbreak is Delaying the Completion of Lagos-Ibadan Rail – Amaechi
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Coronavirus Outbreak is Delaying the Completion of Lagos-Ibadan Rail – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail ishas been put on hold due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The Minister revealed this in a live television programme on African Independent Television on Thursday March 5. Amaechi said the employees of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation who are handling the contract, are stuck in China on the orders of the Chinese government who have tightened restrictions on movement. He said; “If not for coronavirus we would have finished the Lagos-Ibadan rail, although the project is nearly completed. The CCECC workers are still in China.” On the Transportation University in Daura, Amaechi revealed that there was no design on ground before the groundbreaking ceremony...
Abuja is Not Ready for Coronavirus – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan Decries FG’s Failure to Release N620m for Abuja Isolation Centre
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Abuja is Not Ready for Coronavirus – Senate President, Ahmad Lawan Decries FG’s Failure to Release N620m for Abuja Isolation Centre

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has raised an alarm of Abuja not being ready for coronavirus at the moment as the isolation center in the capital city is still in a bad state. The Senate President who alongside his colleagues toured the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada on Wednesday March 4, stated that the N620 million meant for the completion of the isolation center has not been released. Lawan called on the Minister of Finance,  Zainab Ahmed to immediately release N620 million which is the budgeted amount for emergency response to the coronavirus (COVID – 19) outbreak, to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to ensure the isolation center is completed. He said;   “First of all, let me say that the representatives of the federal minis...
Alfa and his Accomplices Arrested for Stealing the Head of a Corpse for Money Rituals
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Alfa and his Accomplices Arrested for Stealing the Head of a Corpse for Money Rituals

A young man popularly known as Alfa and his accomplices have been arrested after one of them dug into a man's grave to steal his head for money ritual purposes. Samson, who got the name Alfa after he completed his Islamic studies, came up with the idea after he was handed a book where a late herbalist wrote down the tricks of his trade. Waidi Soremi, 25, of 7, Aboaba Street, Itori-Oke in the Ewekoro Local Government Council Area of Ogun State, is the son of the late herbalist. He found his father's account book after his death and handed it over to Samson, aka Alfa. Samson Erinle, 25, went through the late herbalist's book and took special interest on the aspect of money-making ritual he found in the book. In January, one Taiwo Mesioye, who hailed from the same neighbourhoo...
Marriage Does not Complete you, it Compliments you- Reno Omokri
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Marriage Does not Complete you, it Compliments you- Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri this morning took to his twitter handle to share his thoughts on marriage. He is of the opinion that marriage does not complete anyone but rather compliments. The former presidential aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, wrote; If you end up getting married, good. But if not, you are enough! You are so enough! You are more than enough! Marriage COMPLIMENTS you, but it does not COMPLETE you. “You are COMPLETE in Christ”-Colossians 2:10 You don’t need more COMPLETION
Umahi Declares Chinese, Indian Languages Compulsory in Ebonyi schools
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Umahi Declares Chinese, Indian Languages Compulsory in Ebonyi schools

The governor of Ebonyi state, Chief David Umahi at the weekend revealed that Chinese Mandarin, Hindi and Climate Change will be compulsory subjects for students studying in Ebonyi colleges. Umahi noted that the implementation of the said subjects will take effect from 28th January, 2020 as the academic activities resumes, but added that it is compulsory for students studying Entrepreneurship/ Business Development and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The governor who spoke through the Special Assistant on Vocational Education and Chief Executive Officer, Ebonyi State Vocational College, Princess Adaeze Nwaji Esq, made this known to newsmen in Abakaliki shortly after a courtesy call by a Chinese and Indian delegates. He noted that the reasons for introducing Chinese...
MC Olumo shows Off his wife’s newly Completed House
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MC Olumo shows Off his wife’s newly Completed House

Lagos NURTW boss, MC Oluomo has taken to Instagram to celebrate his wife following the completion of her new house. Sharing photos of the beautiful house, he wrote: 'Alhamdulilai,Please join me to celebrate with my wife Alhaja Temitope Adunni Akinsanya for this beautiful House Warming . May Almighty Allah shower his blessings all over this house, convert this mere brick and mortar into your dwelling place. May this house be filled with generous hands and welcoming smiles Smiles that a capable of melting every troubles away, Spread warmth and serenity all over the house May this love touch every family and friend that sets foot in this house Bless this house and make it home of prosperity and peace. Amen. See more photos below. 
Labour Gives States Jan 31 Deadline to Pay Minimum Wage
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Labour Gives States Jan 31 Deadline to Pay Minimum Wage

The Trade Union Congress of Nigerian (TUC) has given the 36 states a deadline to sign all the negotiation agreements and commence implementation of the N30, 000 national minimum wage latest by January 31, 2020. This is coming as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that it would not extend the December 31, 2019 deadline given to the states to conclude negotiations on adjustments to minimum wage, insisting that it has set the machinery in motion to receive and analyse reports from each state on the progress made on the minimum wage negotiations. The TUC has also threatened to ensure total shutdown of states that fail to act accordingly, saying government of such defiant states should be responsible for whatever that happens as a result non-compliance. The position of the tr...
Nigerians Can no Longer Continue Seeking Medical Treatment Abroad _ President Buhari Said
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Nigerians Can no Longer Continue Seeking Medical Treatment Abroad _ President Buhari Said

President Buhari on Friday January 3, stated that Nigerians can no longer continue seeking medical treatment abroad. President Buhari who was represented at the inauguration of some projects at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital in  Abakaliki, Ebonyi state by minister of science and technology Ogbonnaya Onu, said that Nigerians going abroad for treatment is not good for the country and must stop. The Nigerian leader also disclosed that his administration has paid attention to the health of Nigerians and will continue doing so with the commissioned projects. He said; “Nigerians have suffered so much going abroad for medical treatment. This is not good for us and it must stop because we can’t afford it again. “We have paid very serious attention to the healt...
I Sacrifice Cocks Every 3 Days for my Magic Rings to be Potent
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I Sacrifice Cocks Every 3 Days for my Magic Rings to be Potent

A 25 years old pickpocket arrested by the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has revealed that he sacrifices a cock every three days for the rings he uses in picking people’s pockets to be potent. According to Francis Monday, the ring he got from an Islamic cleric helps him steal properties of his victims without them knowing. He also told newsmen that he can detect if someone is with money because the ring has been fortified to remove money from people’s pocket. He said; “An Alfa (an Islamic cleric) gave the rings to me.  When we met at Alaba Rago market in early November, where I went to smoke Indian hemp, the Islamic cleric also came to smoke Indian hemp. While we were discussing, he told me that I looked like a street boy. He said rather than subjecting myself t...
Rotimi Amaechi announces that Transport University will open soon in President Buhari’s hometown, Daura
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Rotimi Amaechi announces that Transport University will open soon in President Buhari’s hometown, Daura

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi announced on Friday, August 23rd that the groundbreaking of a Transport University, to be based in President Buhari’s hometown of Daura, would take place in September.   Amaechi disclosed this while inspecting Lagos-Ibadan railway construction. The minister said the ministry would also establish a factory in Kajola, Ogun, to produce materials for the rail project.   “We have agreed with contractors handling the university and the rail line to have the groundbreaking between September and October for the two projects. He said the federal government was expecting contractors handling key road projects to hasten work to eliminate gridlocks, especially in Apapa area, Lagos. He said the completion of the rail project would reduce ...
Champions League Semi-final Fixtures Confirmed
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Champions League Semi-final Fixtures Confirmed

The fixtures for the semi-final of this year’s Champions League have been confirmed, following the completion of Wednesday’s games. Liverpool will clash with Barcelona in the first tie. Jurgen Klopp’s men travelled to Portugal with a 2-0 lead and hammered FC Porto 4-1. Tottenham Hotspur have booked their place in the last four, despite a 4-3 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad. Spurs won the first leg 1-0 and thus qualify on away goals. Mauricio Pochettino’s men face Ajax. The semi-final first legs will take place on April 30 and May 1, with the second leg fixtures pencilled in for May 7 and May 8.
Cardiff Seeks Talks with Nantes Over Payment of Sala Fees
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Cardiff Seeks Talks with Nantes Over Payment of Sala Fees

Cardiff City is seeking direct talks with Nantes in an effort to solve the dispute over the £15m transfer fee for striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash in January. World football’s governing body FIFA has granted the clubs until 15 April to settle the row. Cardiff refused to make the first scheduled payment for the Argentine. FIFA had originally ordered evidence to be submitted by Wednesday to adjudicate in the dispute. Cardiff say Nantes have yet to respond to their request, sent last week, to meet over the issue. A club statement said: “Cardiff City has requested and been granted an extension to the deadline to respond to FIFA on this matter. “Cardiff City recently wrote to FC Nantes proposing a meeting to discuss issues surrounding the Emiliano Sala tr...
Diamond Bank And Access Bank Merger Approved By Shareholders
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Diamond Bank And Access Bank Merger Approved By Shareholders

Diamond Bank Plc (“Diamond Bank”) and Access Bank Plc (“Access Bank”) today announced the approval of their merger by shareholders of Diamond Bank and Access Bank, respectively. Shareholders of both entities have voted in favour of the Scheme of Merger, as outline below, paving the way for the completion of the transaction.   The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) had earlier, granted Approvals-in-Principle for the respective Scheme of Merger of both banks. Subject to final regulatory approvals, including the High Court Sanction of the Scheme, the combined business will start operating on April 1st, 2019. “I’m delighted that the shareholders of both companies share our vision and have supported this merger. The merge...
Suspected Political Thugs Arrested By Troops In Osun, Pistol Recovered
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Suspected Political Thugs Arrested By Troops In Osun, Pistol Recovered

Some suspected political thugs in the Ilesa area of Osun State have been arrested by troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Safe Conduct and a pistol with three cartridges was recovered in the process. This was prior to the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections which were earlier fixed for February 16. According to Punch, the suspects were apprehended at around 7.30am on Saturday at Iwajara Junction, Ilesa, while planning to disrupt the Saturday elections which have been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission till February 23. In a statement released by the army, the suspects arrested were on a motorcycle and armed with dangerous objects as they plan to disrupt the polling unit in the Ilesa-East Local ...
Four Soldiers, Five Terrorists Killed in Boko Haram Attack on Yobe Community
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Four Soldiers, Five Terrorists Killed in Boko Haram Attack on Yobe Community

Five Boko Haram members, an army officer and three soldiers died on Saturday at Buni Yadi in Gujba Local Government Area (LGA) of Yobe State during an encounter between troops and terrorists, Nigerian Army has said. The Army spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, who confirmed the attack in a statement yesterday, said the casualties were recorded when the terrorists attacked a military formation in the town. The Nigerian Army Special Forces School and 27 Task Force Brigade are both located in Buni Yadi. Musa said five other soldiers were wounded and were receiving treatment in the Brigade Field Ambulance. Musa said the insurgents were armed with four gun trucks, one Mine Resistant Ambush Protection, one MOWAC (heavy fighting equipment) and assorted arms and ammunition. He noted that ...
TECNO Sponsored 4 Nigerians to an All-Expense Paid Tour to Dubai and Seychelles
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TECNO Sponsored 4 Nigerians to an All-Expense Paid Tour to Dubai and Seychelles

Popular phone maker TECNO has over the years established itself as a brand that places customer satisfaction and loyalty at the core of its service delivery. This is why the company organizes numerous life-changing activities for its fans and customers, like the TECNO Light Your Dream, Camon Selfie King and Queen, thousands of Give-aways on social media, and many more to come soon. In the latest of such events, the #24MPAIClearSelfie Challenge was put together by the smartphone maker on the heels of the launch of the Camon 11 and Camon 11 Pro smartphones. Following the unveiling of the premium mobile phones, TECNO promised to sponsor 4 Nigerians to experience the beauty of Dubai and Seychelles through the incredibly robust camera quality of the new smartphones. After the successfu...
Security Guard Arrested For Raping Prophetess in Ondo
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Security Guard Arrested For Raping Prophetess in Ondo

A security guard identified as, Longbab Bouguen, has been arrested by the police for raping a prophetess at the Agbogbo area of Akure, Ondo state. Longbab Bouguen was arrested with an accomplice, Daniel John. According to punchng.com, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, explained that the victim was returning home around 8.30pm on the fateful day when she was attacked and dragged into the bush by Bouguen, who then raped and collected money from her. He said; “One prophetess of the Celestial Church of Christ located in the Agbogbo area, along the Akure/Owo Expressway, reported that a security guard, Longbab Bouguen, suddenly dragged her to a secluded area and forcefully tore her pants in order to have sexual intercourse with her. “The suspect threatened the ...
Phase1 Of Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project Nears Completion (Pictures)
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Phase1 Of Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project Nears Completion (Pictures)

Phase 1 scope of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) of the Nigeria Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2019. This is according to Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr. Ibe Kachikwu. Speaking during the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) holding in Abuja, the Minister said that the NMGP designed to be 5,660km long, will reduce gas flaring in Nigeria and encourage diversification of energy resources in the country. “This pipeline will help in the industrialization of these countries. It will also meet the needs of consumers for heating and other uses. We see gas as a fuel to take Africa to the next level. New gas discoveries have been recorded offshore Senegal, Mauritania, Mozambique and are in various s...
Acting CJN Swears in 250 Members of Elections Tribunal
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Acting CJN Swears in 250 Members of Elections Tribunal

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed, has just sworn in 250 members of the general election tribunals. At the swearing-in ceremony which took place in Abuja on Saturday, the acting CJN urged the members of the election tribunals to discharge their duties with integrity as well as the fear of God. Muhammad was sworn-in by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday afternoon shortly after announcing the suspension of the substantive CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who is facing charges of corruption before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. According to the president, the suspension was based on the request of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, pending the completion of Onnoghen’s trial. The election petition tribunals will be expected to handle disagreements that may ar...
How To Register For 2019 UTME
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How To Register For 2019 UTME

Here is the step by step by step guide on how to register for the 2019 UTME. JAMB has stopped the use of cyber cafés for registration. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has commenced sale of registration forms for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, today the 10th of January 2019. The sale of forms will last for six weeks. Below are few of the documents required for the 2019 UTME registration – Personal e-mail address and mobile phone number – Create your JAMB profile. – JAMB ePIN registration payment – Visit any accredited CBT centers with your personal details, the profile and evidence of payment. – The CBT centers or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing: a) e-brochure showing gu...
Teleology Pulls Out of 9mobile
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Teleology Pulls Out of 9mobile

Barely, two months after Teleology Holdings received approval to take over the operations of 9mobile as the preferred bidder, Teleology Holdings has expressed its dissatisfaction with the business relationship with its local partner, 9mobile Nigeria, and has decided to pull out from the 9mobile project, THISDAY has learnt. Investigation has further revealed that Teleology Holdings Limited will be seeking to exit its shareholding in the local joint venture, Teleology Nigeria Limited, which will be required to change its name. This development, it was learnt, will put the $50 million initial deposit paid for the acquisition of 9mobile by Teleology Holdings, in jeopardy. Sources close to the 9mobile told THISDAY that Teleology Holdings had become increasingly uncomfortable with actio...
Buhari Commissions 15m-passenger Capacity NAIA Facility
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Buhari Commissions 15m-passenger Capacity NAIA Facility

                                                            Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday commissioned the newly built 15 million-passenger capacity terminal facility at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja Buhari, in his keynote address, said that his administration recognises aviation as a catalyst for economic growth and as such will continue to encourage and support the actualisation of projects that will place Nigerian airports amongst the best in the world. The president stated that with the commissioning of the terminal, Nigeria is moving towards achieving and meeting global aviation standards in facilitation, passenger processing and service delivery in tandem with international best practices. According to him, “It gives me great ple...
Champions League: Full list of teams that qualified for round of 16
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Champions League: Full list of teams that qualified for round of 16

All the 16 teams in the next round of the Champions League this season have been confirmed. This follows the completion of group fixtures on Wednesday, which also determined clubs that will be seeded and unseeded. Group winners (seeded): Barcelona (ESP), Bayern München (GER), Borussia Dortmund (GER), Juventus (ITA), Manchester City (ENG), Paris Saint-Germain (FRA), Porto (POR), Real Madrid (ESP). Group runners-up (unseeded): Ajax (NED), Atlético Madrid (ESP), Liverpool (ENG), Lyon (FRA), Manchester United (ENG), Roma (ITA), Schalke (GER), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG). The draw takes place on Monday, December 17. There are two pots – one of seeded teams and one of unseeded teams. No club can be drawn against a team that played in their group or a side from their own national ...
Fix Runway Lightings of MMA, Air Traffic Controllers Urge FG
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Fix Runway Lightings of MMA, Air Traffic Controllers Urge FG

The Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has appealed to the federal government to fix the runway lightings at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. NATCA also urged the government to urgently rehabilitate the abandoned Taxiway B of the airport in order to increase its capacity and also to reduce the workload on the pilots and controllers. NATCA made the pleas in a seven-point communique issued after its 47th Annual General Meeting which took place on Saturday in Lagos. The communique was signed by NATCA President, Mr Victor Eyaru, and its General Secretary, Mr Banji Olawode. The group also urged the government to see to the completion of the construction of the abandoned new Control Tower at the Kaduna airport to replace the old one that got burnt on A...
Devt Of Cycling: Stakeholders, Cyclists Call For Govt Support
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Devt Of Cycling: Stakeholders, Cyclists Call For Govt Support

In order to compete favourably in the global scene, stakeholders and professional cyclists have called on Federal and State Governments to provide support and adequate funding for the development of competitive cycling sport in Nigeria. A bunch of cyclists during a competition Meanwhile, Timi Abaka and Sylvia Odom have emerged as winners of the Professional male and female category of the 2018 edition of Lagos City Criterium (LCC) organised by Sustainable Cycling Foundation (SCF) and Cycology Riding Club. Captain of Cycology Riding Club, Ms Bimpe Olufemi, Chairman, SCF, Faiz Imam and Odom, while speaking with Vanguard Sports, lamented the total and apparent lack of support for cycling sports in the country by governments. According to Olufemi, “One of the factors militating...
Chukwueze: Eagles Debut A Dream Come True
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Chukwueze: Eagles Debut A Dream Come True

Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze has described his international debut for Nigeria as the completion of a “dream year.” The 19-year-old’s skill and impressive left foot caught the eye after starting for the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s 0-0 friendly draw against Uganda in Asaba. Chukwueze is enjoying a breakthrough season, scoring in both the League and Spanish Cup despite only earning promotion to the first team from the reserves. “Making my debut for Nigeria only completes a dream year in my professional life,” he told BBC Sport. “I’ve played and scored for Villarreal this year, and I never expected to get a chance to get into the Super Eagles team, but everything is happening like a dream. “Some people wait for several years to live a dream but I am grateful to Villarreal a...
Asaba Stands Still As Rangers, Pillars Clash In Aiteo Cup Final
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Asaba Stands Still As Rangers, Pillars Clash In Aiteo Cup Final

Asaba, the capital of Delta State will today become the soccer capital of the nation as all roads lead to the 25,000-capacity Stephen Keshi Stadium for the third edition of the Aiteo Cup final between Enugu Rangers and Kano Pillars. Rangers have won the cup five times in the past when it was known as the Challenge Cup. That was in 1974, 1975, 1976,1981 and 1983. . Delta State Government, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd left); Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission, Tony Okowa (right); Dr. Patrick Egbase (2nd right) and Engr. Marks Macilineon, during the Governor’s Inspection at the On-going Completion of Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba, Delta State They reached the final on three occasions, in 2000, 2004 and 2007 but amazingly lost to Niger Tornadoes (0-1 in 2000),Dolphins (now RIVERS...
Looters Working Against Buhari’s Reelection, Says Presidential Support C’ttee
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Looters Working Against Buhari’s Reelection, Says Presidential Support C’ttee

The Presidential Support Committee, an umbrella body for all support groups rooting for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari has described those fiercely working against the reelection of the president as looters who want to return the nation to Tue dark days of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP. President Buhari departs Abuja for New York ahead of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly on 23rd Sep 2018 This was as the committee hailed the president for prioritizing the completion of most of the over 15 million abandoned projects in the country. At a news briefing Wednesday in Abuja, facilitator of the committee and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Gideon Zamani said “the president has done creditably well that many of those working agai...
Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm
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Saraki Faults INEC Verdict On Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters To Remain Firm

President of the Senate and Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Council on  Osun State Gubernatorial Election, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has faulted the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the election results were inconclusive. Saraki, in a statement signed by him, expressed dismay over the decision by INEC to declare as “inconclusive” an election in which a candidate won the highest number of votes and fulfilled the condition for geographical spread. Saraki “In my lay man’s opinion, the INEC was wrong in declaring the election as inconclusive because the votes in certain polling units were cancelled. The decision of INEC to cancel the election in those areas after voting had taken place means INEC had already excluded...
FG Plans Free Ear Screening For 1m Students
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FG Plans Free Ear Screening For 1m Students

ABUJA – The Federal Government has commenced plans for a free ear screening program targeted at one million students in public schools across the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known at the weekend while inaugurating a Technical Working Group (TWG) on ear care and hearing health in Nigeria in Abuja Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole He urged the TWG to come up with other actionable plan and pathways towards reducing preventable hearing losses, improving access to hearing health professionals, and provision of rehabilitative services to citizens with hearing impairment, stressing that “the relationship between hearing and speaking in citizens’ existence and well-being cannot be overemphasized.’’ He also tasked the group to develop a Nationa...
Kunle Afolayan Completes Shooting Of “Mokalik” Movie [photos]
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Kunle Afolayan Completes Shooting Of “Mokalik” Movie [photos]

Kunle Afolayan has annouced the completion of the shoot of his upcoming movie “ Mokalik ” as it goes into post production phase. He made this known in an Instagram post earlier today, where he thanked his team for the effort they put in. He wrote; IT’S A WRAP! Even with the challenges, “Mokalik” is still the film we completed within very short period of time. A big thank you to all the cast and crew especially those that volunteered to work free for reasons best known to them. Watch out for “MOKALIK” a kunle Afolayan film . Ire It’s time to Party
NDDC Redressing Abandoned Projects With 70% of Budget —ifowodo
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NDDC Redressing Abandoned Projects With 70% of Budget —ifowodo

Delta State Commissioner on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr Ogaga Ifowodo,  has assured  that the era of abandonment of projects in the commission was over, adding that the commission had set aside 70 per cent of its annual budget for completion of some  existing projects. NDDC Speaking  at  the palace of the Ovie of Enhwe, in Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State,  His Royal Majesty, Anthony Efekodha,  Ifowodo said the commission decided that 70 percent of its annual budget would go for completion of existing projects while 30 per cent would be  for new projects, expressing hope that this measure would ensure the completion of many viable  seemingly abandoned projects of the commission. “In order not to abandon projects,  you cut down level of commi...
FIFA Under-20 World Cup: Go for glory, StarTimes urges Falconets
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FIFA Under-20 World Cup: Go for glory, StarTimes urges Falconets

  As the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup kicks off this weekend,  official broadcast partner of the completion, StarTimes has urged the Nigerian team to do the country proud by bringing the cup home. The biennial tournament,  which is holding in France runs till  August 24th, with 16 teams battling for the coveted trophy. According to Startimes, all 32 matches will be brought to Nigerians live and in HD on StarTimes World Football and Sports Focus for the entertainment of its subscribers across Africa. Falconets begin their campaign against Germany at the Stade de Marville in Saint –Malo on August 6th Germany edged Nigeria out to lift the trophy the two times Nigeria got to the final in 2010 in Germany and 2014 in Canada.
Essay Writing Tips for Our College Homework Completion
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Essay Writing Tips for Our College Homework Completion

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Tips for assignment completion
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Tips for assignment completion

If you need to get higher grads into the college to complete your degree and course then the best assignment writing tips will be actually meaningful to you. Now you can be surprised and it is beneficial to understand the terms and conditions which we want in our studies. Such things will actually make you own and what you write is important for us to understand and also to our readers. As we try to mention and complete the arguments are nicely into the middle or the some informative things and each one of the requirement to get fulfill on time. Keeping it all clear and completely brief so that fixed writing is not exactly required and never to complete with the limited assignments to fulfill all the things you need. If there is any kind of requirement related to complete your assignmen...
We Should All Embrace Mini Grids And Allow Them To Work
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We Should All Embrace Mini Grids And Allow Them To Work

I welcome you to another of our monthly meetings at which I feel the need to make fairly extended opening remarks, in order to properly place on record the steps we are taking, the progress we are making and the challenges we still have to overcome, as we pursue our road map of incremental, steady and ultimately uninterrupted power. I am compelled to start on a sad note, to acknowledge an electrical accident that occurred in Minna, Niger recently, and to commiserate with the victims and extend our heartfelt sympathy to their families and to the people and Government of Niger state. As soon as the incident was brought to my attention, I asked the officials of NEMSA, our safety and standards agency to visit the scene, condole the victims and conduct an investigation, the report of whic...
Pictures Of Federal Government Road Projects Going On In 6 States
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Pictures Of Federal Government Road Projects Going On In 6 States

Ongoing Dualization of the Kano-Maiduguri Road: Section IV (Potiskum-Damaturu) Ongoing Rehabilitation of Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa Birnin Gwari- Kaduna Road Ongoing Construction of Oshemgbudu-Oweto Road in Benue State Ongoing Dualization of Abuja-Airport-Abaji-Lokoja Road Section 1 Ongoing Dualization of the Abuja-Abaji-Lokoja Road Section IV (Koton Karfe Lokoja) Ongoing Construction of the Loko-Oweto Bridge across River Niger in Nasarawa and Benue States. Completion of the Rehabilitation of Gombe-Numan-Yola Road Phase ll (Gombe-Kaltungo) in Gombe State.