Thursday, January 28

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I Will Smash Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury
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I Will Smash Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury

WBC Champion, Tyson Fury, has boasted he will beat Anthony Joshua inside three rounds. Negotiations for a dream fight between the two British boxers are still on. But Fury took to social media to say: “I just got off the phone with [my trainer] Sugarhill Steward in America. “We are going to smash AJ – one round, two rounds, three rounds. Done! “Can’t wait.” Fury’s message is the latest suggestion that he expects to face Joshua this year. The WBC champion’s feisty warning to his IBF, WBA and WBO counterpart comes after one of the biggest obstacles in agreeing the undisputed heavyweight title fight drew nearer to being resolved. Oleksandr Usyk’s is the WBO mandatory challenger to the title held by Joshua, but the governing body has now contacted the Ukrainian....
Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Giroud and Zouma lead Blues to Premier League summit
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Chelsea 3-1 Leeds United: Giroud and Zouma lead Blues to Premier League summit

Chelsea battled back to claim a 3-1 win over Leeds United that takes them top of the Premier League. Olivier Giroud's hot goalscoring form continued as Chelsea came from behind to claim a 3-1 win over Leeds United in the Premier League on Saturday, sending the Blues top. Former Chelsea player Patrick Bamford put Leeds ahead with their first shot of the game as Chelsea were punished on the counterattack. Giroud, who scored all four of Chelsea's goals in a Champions League win over Sevilla during the week, equalised just before the half-hour with an instinctive close-range finish.
Chad Requests Electricity Supply From Nigeria
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Chad Requests Electricity Supply From Nigeria

The government of Chad Republic has made a formal request to the federal government to  to connect the country to the Nigerian electricity grid. of getting connected to the Nigerian electricity grid to the federal government. Chadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Abakar Saleh Chachaimi made the request during a visit to the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman in Abuja. While the ambassador stressed the historical and economic value of connecting Chad to Nigeria’s electricity grid, the Minister of Power on his own part said it would help in enhancing the long existing relations between the two countries. Mamman who approved the request to host his counterpart from the Republic of Chad for a technical analysis of the request, said Nigeria would evaluate it within the various projects...
Nigerian Men Are In High Demand Abroad – Nigerian Lady Claims
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Nigerian Men Are In High Demand Abroad – Nigerian Lady Claims

A Nigerian lady identified as Adiaha Edidem has shared just how valuable Nigerian men are abroad. Adiaha took to the microblogging platform, Twitter to reveal that no one asked her out while she was abroad, except for a Pakistani. According to her, Nigerian men are in high demand abroad, and sometimes the female counterparts get forgotten. She also shared her strategy in being noticed abroad. Sharing on Twitter, she wrote in part: “Nigerian men are in high demand outside the country, sometimes the female counterpart gets forgotten.” See Her Post Here:
Police Arrest Suspected Robbery Suspects Terrorizing Ogun Communities
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Police Arrest Suspected Robbery Suspects Terrorizing Ogun Communities

The Ogun State Police Command on Saturday arrested some suspects in connection with the unrest foisted on residents in parts of the state. This was contained in a statement signed by AIG Sola Subair (rtd.), the Special Adviser on Security to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun. It had been reported that some hoodlums also caused mayhem in the Alimosho and Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Areas of Lagos State which are of close distance to Ado Odo/Ota and Ifo Local Government Areas of Ogun State. This happened as the 14-day lockdown order of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the two states enters day 12. Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, had said Lagos was working with its counterpart in Ogun to ef...
Sergio Ramos Reveals What he Really Thinks About Messi Ahead of El Clasico
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Sergio Ramos Reveals What he Really Thinks About Messi Ahead of El Clasico

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has confessed he holds Barcelona counterpart Lionel Messi in high esteem, despite the rivalry between both clubs. Both players come face to face on Sunday in El Clasico. “I have huge respect for him. I think he’s one of the greatest players in history and I have huge respect for him. I hope Sunday isn’t his day, that would mean we’ve done our job, and if on top of that we can get a good result even better. “I wish him all the best as a fellow professional but only as long as it doesn’t affect us negatively! It’s hard, but he has my maximum respect, I think he’s one of the best,” Ramos told LaLiga. Madrid go into the clash two points behind Barca in second place. Zinedine Zidane’s men will be looking to leapfrog the Catalans with a win, ...
Bayern Munich star, Jerome Boateng Slaps Team-mate Leon Goretzka in the Face During Training Bust-up
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Bayern Munich star, Jerome Boateng Slaps Team-mate Leon Goretzka in the Face During Training Bust-up

Bayern Munich stars, Jerome Boateng and Leon Goretzka were involved in a bust-up and had to be separated by their other teammates. The clash occurred after Goretzka launched a very dangerous tackle at his fellow German counterpart during a small-sided game in training on Wednesday. According to German publication BILD, Goretzka was originally angry after arguing with striker Thomas Muller over a penalty decision, but Boateng quickly stepped in to defend Muller. Ten minutes later during a training game, Goretzka launched a dangerous attack as he went in studs up on the German defender, who didn't find it funny and slapped Goretzka in the face. The report claims that Robert Lewandowski was quick to jump in to intervene before their manager Hans Flick came to calm the pair...
Football Legend Luis Figo Accused of Plagiarizing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant
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Football Legend Luis Figo Accused of Plagiarizing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Football legend, Luis Figo has been accused of copying and pasting Cristiano Ronaldo's heartfelt 48-word tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant after his tragic death in helicopter crash. Football fans were quick to spot out the similarity between the two posts as it appeared word-for-word on Figo's Twitter page after his Portuguese counterpart posted the same exact words. Ronaldo was first to post his message on Sunday afternoon which featured an image of Bryant holding a basketball to his head. The Juventus striker wrote: 'So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. Kobe was a true legend and inspiration to so many. Sending my condolences to his famly and friends and the families of all who lost their lives in the crash. RIP Legend.' Th...
Delta Govt Set to Construct 11 New Roads
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Delta Govt Set to Construct 11 New Roads

Delta Government on Tuesday approved 11 new roads in the state for construction. Commissioner for Works, Chief James Auguye, made this known while briefing newsmen at the end of the state’s Executive Council meeting in Asaba. Auguye disclosed that the approved roads needed urgent attention as the state government was desirous of utilizing the dry season to construct a lot of roads. “As we are aware, we are in the dry season and the government is working to increase the pace of road construction in the state. He said that the council approved Oniore/High Court road, Orerokpe; Obi Azikwuo Street, Boji Boji, Owa; Alika Street in Boji Boji, Owa; Ogbeima internal roads in Bomadi Local Government Area and Okerenkoko township road phase 4. “Also approved for construction is the P...
Reps Order Suspension of Increase in Electricity Tariff
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Reps Order Suspension of Increase in Electricity Tariff

The House of Representatives yesterday ordered the immediate suspension of the planned increase in electricity tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The chairman of the House Committee on Power, Magaji Dau, disclosed the order during an interactive session with NERC officials. Also in attendance was Ahmed Abdul who represented the Minister of State for Power, Saleh Mamman. Dau (APC, Jigawa) maintained that the increase was uncalled for in view of the appalling level of power supply in the country. Alongside members of the committee, he raised several posers on salient issues in the power sector and noted that the committee would liaise with its counterpart in the Senate to reach a conclusion on the matter. He also faulted the decision to put th...
NERC Orders 78% Hike in Electricity Tariffs
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NERC Orders 78% Hike in Electricity Tariffs

An immediate review of electricity tariffs in the country was ordered by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Saturday January 4. In a statement released on the commission’s website and signed jointly by the Chairman of the Commission, Joseph Momoh, and the Commissioner for Legal, License & Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye, it was gathered that the order was issued to the 11 electricity distribution companies (DISCos) on December 31, 2019. The order was issued to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, Jos Electricity Distribution Company, Kaduna Electricity Distribution ...
Photos of protesting IPOB members waiting for President Buhari in Japan
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Photos of protesting IPOB members waiting for President Buhari in Japan

IPOB members have been spotted in Japan as they await the arrival of President Buhari who is to attend the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development.   President Buhari departed Abuja for Japan yesterday evening August 25th.   Recall that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, gave a directive to his members in Japan to disgrace President Buhari just as their counterparts in Germany disgraced former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, on August 17th.   See more photos of the IPOB members in Japan below  
Ordega scores as Shanghai hand Jiangsu Suning first defeat despite Addo assist
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Ordega scores as Shanghai hand Jiangsu Suning first defeat despite Addo assist

The Nigerian inspired her side's win in Shanghai but her Ghanaian counterpart could not save the leaders from defeat with her contribution Francisca Ordega was on target for Shanghai as they condemned Elizabeth Addo and Tabitha Chawinga's Jiangsu Suning to their first defeat of the season following a 3-2 victory on Sunday. Shanghai came into the game on the heels of a 1-1 draw at Changchun Dazhong a week ago and were hoping for a win in a bid to close the gap with the leaders Jiangsu. On the other hand, Addo and Chawinga were cruising on a fine winning run of eight matches following a 1-0 win over Thembi Kgatlana and Linda Motlhalo's Beijing BG Phoenix FC last week.
‘Grateful’ Watzke filled with gratitude for Bayern Munich after Hummels deal
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‘Grateful’ Watzke filled with gratitude for Bayern Munich after Hummels deal

The Germany international has returned to his former club following a trio of titles with the Bavarian giants, becoming the latest BVB man to return Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has thanked Bayern Munich counterpart Karl-Heinz Rummenigge for letting Mats Hummels return to Signal Iduna Park. The Germany international has returned to his former club for a second spell following his time with the Bavarian giants, after the two Bundesliga rivals agreed a deal in June. The 30-year-old, who won three successive top-flight crowns at the Allianz Arena, came through their junior ranks before signing for Dortmund in 2008, where he also won two titles and reached the final of the Champions League in 2013, coincidentally losing to Bayern.
Kepa had an incredible end of the season’ – Moreno reveals why De Gea was dropped by Spain
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Kepa had an incredible end of the season’ – Moreno reveals why De Gea was dropped by Spain

The Chelsea goalkeeper has started La Roja's last three contests and appears to have claimed the No.1 shirt from his United counterpart for now David de Gea’s time as Spain No.1 is not over, according to Robert Moreno, but the assistant coach conceded Kepa Arrizabalaga’s end-of-season form has influenced the decision to start the Chelsea man in the short term. Kepa has now started Spain’s last three international clashes, and while Euro qualification matches against minnows Malta and the Faroe Islands did not raise eyebrows, his continuation in the lineup against Sweden did. De Gea came under fire with Spain for his performances during the World Cup, as well as the Nations League, leading to question over his place in the squad.
ASUU Makes Fresh call to Government
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ASUU Makes Fresh call to Government

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on governments at all levels to give priority attention to education. Ogunyemi made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Awka. He said that since the return of democracy in Nigeria 20 years ago, successive governments had merely paid lips service to the education sector. Ogunyemi noted that as a result of this, most Nigerian universities were ordinary caricatures to what ideal universities should be. “Look at our budgets for education in the last five years at national; we have not gone beyond eight per cent such that in 2018, the sector was given seven per cent which was a far cry from what we need. “Though we say that th...
‘We still want to win the league’ – Dortmund CEO
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‘We still want to win the league’ – Dortmund CEO

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said that his team are still hoping to win the Bundesliga title after their 5-0 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich on Saturday. Bayern reclaimed top spot with their emphatic victory on Saturday, but they remain only a point ahead of Dortmund with six games to go. “Of course we want to win the league,” said Watzke during a Sky Sports chat show appearance with his Bayern counterpart Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “In a few days, Bayern will notice that they only got three points for their win, and we will realise that we are only a point behind them.” Watzke admitted Dortmund were now underdogs, but insisted that his team could bounce back and keep the pressure on the Bavarians. “Bayern are obviously favourites, but I don’t ...
Michelle Williams Paralyzed On Hearing her Male Co-star Was Paid $1.5 million
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Michelle Williams Paralyzed On Hearing her Male Co-star Was Paid $1.5 million

Michelle Williams has revealed how she felt when she found out that she was paid less than one percent of what her male co-star got for reshooting scenes for "All the Money in the World". The actress said she was "paralyzed in feelings of futility" when she first found out that co-star Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million whereas she was only paid $1,000. Both Williams and Wahlberg were asked to reshoot their scenes in Ridley Scott’s movie after Kevin Spacey, accused of sexual misconduct by multiple men, was replaced by Christopher Plummer. Williams said on Tuesday, April 2, 2019: In late 2017, the news broke that I’d been paid less than $1,000 compared to the $1.5 million that my male counterpart had received for the exact same amount of work. And guess what? No one cared. ...
28 schools in Taraba get UBEC intervention
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28 schools in Taraba get UBEC intervention

Executive Chairman, of the State UBEC, Yakubu Agbaizo while inspecting the furniture at Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo disclosed that the furniture were purchased at the cost of N72 million through a counterpart fund paid by the state government. He said “The furniture are meant to make learning eseier for children. It’s sad to see children sitting on the floor to learn. “If a child is used to sitting on a stone at home, he or she should not sit on the same stone or bare floor while in school. Such a child will not be encouraged to learn if the environment is not conducive. “These materials are supposed to last for at least 10 years, so the benefiting schools should make good use of the furniture for the good of the school pupils,” he said. The benefitting schools are spread acro...
World Leaders Appeal For ‘Urgent Action’ On Environment
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World Leaders Appeal For ‘Urgent Action’ On Environment

World leaders gathered in Kenya on Thursday to lend political muscle to UN environment talks, calling for “urgent action” to slow the destruction of natural habitats and accelerate funding for green development. French President Emmanuel Macron and Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta were among several heads of state in Nairobi for the fourth UN Environment Assembly — a vast gathering of ministers, legal experts, charities and business leaders. The assembly aims to push countries to commit to slashing pollution and widening renewable energy, recycling and conservation. But it lacks the legal teeth to compel nations to act, and there is no prospect of it reaching a binding international action plan this week. “Current global statistics are quite sobering and projections for future...
Wizkid Explodes Over Postponed Elections
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Wizkid Explodes Over Postponed Elections

Popular Nigerian singer, songwriter and StarBoy entertainment boss, Wizkid has reacted to the postponement of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Naija News reports that the popular Nigerian music artiste took out time to explode in a series of posts on one of his social media handles where he lambasted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its counterpart, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for being responsible for the postponement of the elections. Wizkid used some harsh words against the political parties, calling the parties all sort of names and blaming them for allowing Nigerians to witness what he described as a delay of democracy. This seems to be Wizkid’s first time that he has been vocal on the matters of pol...
Nigeria, S’Africa Battle for U-20 AFCON Third Spot
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Nigeria, S’Africa Battle for U-20 AFCON Third Spot

Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles will today take on their South African counterpart- The Amajita, for the third place in the 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations at the Seyni Kountche Stadium. Both teams emerged from Group A, with Nigeria topping the table, while South Africa lost to Senegal by a lone goal in the first semifinals, the Flying Eagles lost 4-2 via penalty shootouts to Mali after a 1-1 draw at regulation time. However, Flying Eagles ace, Afeez Aremu has ruled himself out of today’s third-place playoff. The central midfielder suffered a training ground injury two days before the Flying Eagles lost on penalties to Mali and was not included in the line-up for the first time since the start of the tournament. It is believed that Aremu will spend a few weeks on the sidelines as...
Prophet Isa El-Buba Reveals Winner of 2019 Presidential Election
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Prophet Isa El-Buba Reveals Winner of 2019 Presidential Election

The General Overseer of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries Int’l (EBOMI), Prophet Isa El-Buba, on Tuesday predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari will lose the election to his Peoples Democratic Party’s counterpart, Atiku Abubakar. El-Buba stated this while addressing journalists in Jos, the Plateau State capita He said, “I know that the strongest soldiers are not the Nigeria Army and its not the police force, but the Nigerian people. “The Nigerian people will surely protect their votes and if the President loses the election, he will have no option than to go to Daura. “And if he presses on with what they have put on ground, to make sure that they stay in power; the Nigerian people will do the needful, and I will say that we know the things that will be done to get the...
Messi, Ronaldo Go after Pele’s Record
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Messi, Ronaldo Go after Pele’s Record

The rivalry between former World Footballer of the Year recipient Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo took another dimension last week as the duo go head to head to erase age-long goal record set by legendary Pele. The duo in the last 11 years have five Ballon Dor each and had continued to break new ground in the present day football especially at club level when they have won several trophies both in domestic and Europe. Barcelona forward, Messi has  scored his 576th goal in 660 appearances for Barcelona with goal against Levante last Thursday has his latest installment in Copa del Rey win for his club.  After beating Gerd Muller’s record of 565 goals for Bayern Munich in 1964-1969 back in November, the Argentine only has Pele ahead of him. ...
APC Intrigues Persist as Okorocha Urges Buhari to Caution Oshiomhole
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APC Intrigues Persist as Okorocha Urges Buhari to Caution Oshiomhole

Imo speaker, 18 other lawmakers defect to Action Alliance The intrigues in the All Progressives Congress (APC) persisted yesterday with Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in the party’s National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, who he said had become a loose cannon, attacking everyone within his range. The Imo State governor said the party’s national chairman’s verbal attacks on many prominent Nigerians in recent times were unguarded and could put the APC in bad light. Oshiomhole had on Wednesday tongue lashed Okorocha and his Ogun State counterpart, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, telling a group of women who visited him in Abuja that the party would win their states in spite of the belligerence of the duo. The APC boss also las...
UNICEF Spends N90m in Implementing Its Programmes in Six States
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UNICEF Spends N90m in Implementing Its Programmes in Six States

EXPENDS $90M IN SIX STATES… DECRY LACK OF FUNDING FROM GOMBE The Chief Field Officer, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, Mr. Bhanu Pathak, has commended the six states under its field office for their contribution towards the implementation of its programmes worth $90 million in 2018. Bhanu however said that despite the successes achieved especially in Jigawa State, UNICEF still face some challenges as regards counterpart funding from the Gombe State Government. Other States under the Bauchi Field Office are Bauchi, Plateau, Adamawa and Taraba States. He stated this during the opening ceremony of the 2018 End of Year Review and 2019 Planning Meeting for States supported by the Bauchi Field Office held at Emerald Hotel Gombe Monday. Acco...
Boko Haram: Nigeria, Chad Defence Ministers to Hold Consultations This Week
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Boko Haram: Nigeria, Chad Defence Ministers to Hold Consultations This Week

Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen Mansur Muhammad Dan Ali (Rtd), will later in the week, visit N’djamena, Chad to discuss with his Chadian counterpart, General Daoud Yaya, on how to respond to the worsening security crisis along the Nigeria – Chad border. THE SCHEDULED MEETING WAS CONFIRMED ON SUNDAY IN A STATEMENT ISSUED BY COL. TUKUR GUSAU, THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TO THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE. According to Col Gusau, Brig-Gen Dan-Ali’s visit was in continuation of consultations with the defence ministers of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Troops contributing countries (TCC) which include, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Benin Republic. Dan- Ali had last month paid a similar visit to Niger Republic, during which he held bilateral discussions with his Nigerien counterpa...
Egyptian King Or Dwarf? Salah Statue Mocked Online
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Egyptian King Or Dwarf? Salah Statue Mocked Online

A statue of Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah has been met with derision online since going on display in his native Egypt, with many comparing it to an infamous bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo. The statue was unveiled with pomp and ceremony at the World Youth Forum in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in the presence of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. With large ears poking out from under a huge Afro hairstyle, Salah is captured in the pose of his now iconic goal celebration. A broad smile is etched across his face and his oversized head is tilted backwards as the arms on his pint-sized body are stretched out wide. Salah is idolised in Egypt and Liverpool, after his goal-scoring exploits last season took his country to the World Cup finals and his English club to th...
Alleged Drugs Containing Human Remains: NAFDAC Puts Ports Inspection Directorate On Alert
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Alleged Drugs Containing Human Remains: NAFDAC Puts Ports Inspection Directorate On Alert

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has alerted its Ports Inspection Directorate to be on the lookout at ports and borders over alleged drugs containing human remains. NAFDAC The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. South Korean Customs Service on Sept. 30, revealed that it had seized 2,751 Chinese drugs and capsules containing human remains of fetuses, infants and flesh. The South Korean Ministry of Food Drug Safety indicated that 18.7 billion viruses, including Hepatitis B virus, were found in the capsules and therefore alerted relevant agencies in the country to be on the lookout. Adeyeye explained that the Pharmacovigilance and Post-marketing Directorate of NAFDAC...
Brazil Edges Argentina in Four-team Friendly
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Brazil Edges Argentina in Four-team Friendly

Miranda headed an injury-time winner as Brazil beat South American rivals Argentina to win a four-team friendly tournament in Saudi Arabia. The defender was left unmarked at the near post to head home from a corner. It was a dramatic finale to what had been a drab contest of few chances at King Abdullah Sports City stadium. Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino all disappointed against an inexperienced Argentina side lacking star names, including Lionel Messi. With Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria also absent, the game will be heartening for temporary boss Lionel Scaloni, despite defeat, after a defensive but disciplined and committed display from his young side. His Brazilian counterpart Tite will have more concerns following a largely uninspiri...
Monitor Disbursement Of UBE Funds To Avoid Corruption – Falana
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Monitor Disbursement Of UBE Funds To Avoid Corruption – Falana

HUMAN right activist, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, has called for a proper monitoring and utilisation of the Universal Basic Education, UBE, fund. Femi Falana In a statement titled: ‘Stakeholders Must Monitor Disbursement of N291 Billion Basic Education Fund’, Falana warned that the fund may be diverted by politicians desperately looking for money to buy votes during the forthcoming general election in the country. He said: “I have since confirmed that the Federal Government has deducted the sum of N71.2 billion from the Paris Club refund, being the outstanding UBEC counterpart fund owed by the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory as at August 2018. We are compelled to call on all concerned stakeholders in the country to monitor the disbursement and utilisation of the fund. ...
Abuja Residents Panic As Hills Emit Mysterious Smoke
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Abuja Residents Panic As Hills Emit Mysterious Smoke

Residents in a community in Abuja have begun to panic after hills in the area began to emit smoke. File photo used only for illustrative purpose It has been reported that the many residents of Mpape area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have cried out over a ‘volcanic eruption-like incident’ with some inflammable substances emitting smoke from the cliff of the hills in the area. According to Daily Trust, a Federal Government delegation comprising the Minister of Solid Mineral Abubakar Bawa Bwari and his FCT counterpart Muhammad Musa Bello and the Director General of the Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) Alex Ndubuisi Nwegbu visited the area yesterday. The residents had sent a distress call after the presence of ‘inflammable substances’ in the area, b...
Photos:  US First Lady Melania Trump Arrives In Ghana On Her First Major Solo Foreign Trip
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Photos: US First Lady Melania Trump Arrives In Ghana On Her First Major Solo Foreign Trip

Melania Trump has arrived in Ghana to open her first major solo international trip as U.S. first lady. She landed in the capital of Accra on Tuesday morning after an overnight flight from Washington and was welcomed to the West African nation with dancing and drumming and schoolchildren waving mini U.S. and Ghanaian flags. Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, welcomed her American counterpart. Mrs. Trump also accepted a bouquet of flowers from an 8-year-old girl before walking along a red carpet into an airport lounge for a brief meeting with Akufo-Addo. Melania plans to visit a hospital neonatal intensive care unit before going to the presidential palace for tea with Akufo-Addo. President Donald Trump's wife plans to promote child welfare during the five-day, four-nation t...
FIBA Women’s World Cup: D’Tigress Stun Turkey To Make Basketball History
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FIBA Women’s World Cup: D’Tigress Stun Turkey To Make Basketball History

Nigeria made history at the ongoing FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain as the national women’s team stunned Turkey 74-68 in the Group B game decided on Sunday. Nigeria D’Tigress It was Nigeria’s first-ever FIBA Women’s World Cup victory and the first time the female team would defeat any European opponent. READ ALSO: Pliskova swaps places with Osaka after Tokyo victory With the victory, the Nigerian side, nicknamed D’Tigress, put themselves in a strong position to finish second in Group B. Sarah Ogoke shot the highest point for Ngeria, as her with 22 points helped propel D’Tigress against their formidable counterparts. Evelyn Akhator also impressed with a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double. Turkey struggled for much of the game, as Isil Alben contributed 15 points, while Esra Ural T...
Falconets Can Beat Spaniard Counterparts Qn Quarter-Finals, Says Garba
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Falconets Can Beat Spaniard Counterparts Qn Quarter-Finals, Says Garba

Golden Eaglets Coach Manu Garba says he is optimistic of the Falconets’ capability to beat their Spaniard counterparts in the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women World Cup in France. Garba, who expressed the optimism on Tuesday in Abuja in an interview said the Falconets had worked well for glory in the World Cup which they were determined to achieve. “The Falconets have worked very hard to prepare for FIFA Women U-20 World Cup. “The quarter-finals is the knockout stage and it is possible to beat Spain if our girls can increase their penetration in the attack,’’ Garba said. The coach assured the Falconets of support of the entire country, saying that Nigeria was solidly behind them. He said that the team, with the help of God and hardwork, would qualify for the semi-fina...
Bayelsa Approves N2b Counterpart Funds For UBEC, SDGs
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Bayelsa Approves N2b Counterpart Funds For UBEC, SDGs

The approval given by the State Executive Council in Yenagoa on Friday provided N1 billion each for the two agencies to improve community development and basic education The Bayelsa State Government has approved N2 billion counterpart funds to the offices of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Universal Basic Education Commission. The approval given by the State Executive Council in Yenagoa on Friday provided N1 billion each for the two agencies to improve community development and basic education. The Governor, Seriake Dickson, who presided over the meeting, explained that the approval was made to provide basic social amenities and improve basic education in the state. Dickson, therefore, reiterated his administration’s commitment toward holistic development of the...
RIVERS RERUN: “If You Allow Them To Shoot You, You Will Die” – Amaechi Tells APC Supporter
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RIVERS RERUN: “If You Allow Them To Shoot You, You Will Die” – Amaechi Tells APC Supporter

THE Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has charged supporters of the All Progressives Congress in the state to match their Peoples Democratic Party counterparts with force as the two parties prepare for rerun polls on Saturday. “This Is what I called “elections of our lives, said Mr. Amaechi addressing supporters during APC’s mega rally in Port Harcourt on Thursday. The rally witnessed presence of APC leaders, including Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun, 12 governors and federal lawmakers. Speaking further, Mr. Amaechi, said, “I used to tell you” please don’t fight”. But I think we will bend it a beat. “Don’t kill anybody but don’t be killed. My friend in the army told me if bullet is fired, the person that hears the sound is not the one that dies. “If you allow them to shoot ...
Rihanna Denies Dissing Beyonce Over Grammy Nominations
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Rihanna Denies Dissing Beyonce Over Grammy Nominations

Rihanna has denied suggestions that she intended to diss Beyonce when she liked a fan’s social media post that claimed she had been “snubbed” by the Grammys in favor of her counterpart. The 2017 Grammy nominations were revealed earlier this week and saw Rihanna overlooked for Album of the Year, with Beyonce, Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber and country singer Sturgill Simpson shortlisted instead. The star’s Drake collaboration ‘Work’ was nominated for Record of the Year but not Song of the Year, with Rihanna receiving eight nods overall. Rihanna was spotted liking a fan’s post that suggested that she wasn’t nominated for more because the judges didn’t want her “passing” Beyonce’s feat of nine nominations this year. However, she now claims to have not read the remarks. In a comment o...