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Lalong, family test negative for COVID-19
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Lalong, family test negative for COVID-19

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong and members of his family have tested negative to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), two days after going for the test. Based on calls on states’ chief executives to confirm their status after some members of the National Economic Council (NEC) tested positive to the contagious virus, Lalong volunteered his samples and those of his family members, which health officials forwarded to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) laboratory in Abuja for examination. Yesterday, the results came indicating negative strains for both the governor and members of his family. In his reaction to the favourable outcome, the governor said he and his family decided to take the test to help dispel the gradually building stigma that make people reluctant to com...
Tom Brady Announces he is Leaving New England Patriots After 12-years
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Tom Brady Announces he is Leaving New England Patriots After 12-years

American football quarterback, Tom Brady, has announced he is leaving the New England Patriots, where he's played for 12-years, winning six Super Bowl victories, nine AFC titles, 219 wins, and three Most Valuable Player awards after 20 seasons with the club. The 42-year-old first-time free agent made the announcement via his Twitter account on Tuesday but didn't reveal his next destination. In a statement, he wrote: 'To all my teammates, coaches, executives, Coach Belichick, RKK, and the Kraft family and the entire organization,' Belichick's statement began. 'I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values. I am grateful for all that you have taught me - I have learned from every...
Tinubu is Qualified to be President – APC
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Tinubu is Qualified to be President – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State has said its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is qualified to be the president of Nigeria in 2023. Giving reasons, the party said Tinubu’s commitment, resourcefulness and pedigree put him in good stead to lead Nigeria. The newly-elected Secretary of State Party, Lanre Ogunyemi (Secretary) said this during a press briefing in Lagos to unveil newly elected executives. Ogunyemi, speaking on Tinubu’s rumored presidential ambition, said the former governor has a right to aspire to be president in 2023 whether he has informed the party or not. The Party’s secretary added that it was left to Nigerians to accept him when the time comes. Ogunyemi said, “Tinubu has all it takes to lead this countr...
Bob Iger Steps Down as Disney CEO in Surprise Announcement; Bob Chapek Replaces Him
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Bob Iger Steps Down as Disney CEO in Surprise Announcement; Bob Chapek Replaces Him

Bob Iger, 69, has stepped down as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, effective immediately and Bob Chapek is the new CEO, the board of directors announced on Tuesday, February 25. Disney named the company’s head of parks and resorts, Bob Chapek, CEO effective immediately. But Mr. Iger will stay on as executive chairman, overseeing the company’s creative endeavours through the end of next year, until his contract expires on December 31, 2021. Iger said in statement: "With the successful launch of Disney's direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox well underway, I believe this is the optimal time to transition to a new CEO." Disney Company's new CEO Bob Chapek most recently served as chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Iger said h...
Mase Calls Diddy a Hypocrite After Grammy Speech
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Mase Calls Diddy a Hypocrite After Grammy Speech

Mase has criticised Diddy’s comments at a recent pre-Grammys gala, claiming the Bad Boys founder’s stance is hypocritical in light of his own “horrendous” business practices. Accepting an award for ‘Industry Icon’ on Sunday (January 26), Diddy made the comments towards the end of his 50-minute acceptance speech recounting his life and career to date. “I say this with love to the Grammys,” Sean “Diddy” Combs said at the event. “Every year y’all be killing us. I’m speaking for all the artists and executives: in the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our shit.’ For most of us, this is all we’ve got. This is our only hope. “Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammy...
Black Music Has Never Been Respected By The Grammys – Diddy
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Black Music Has Never Been Respected By The Grammys – Diddy

Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Recording Academy, the body responsible for the Grammy Awards at the annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday night saying that hip-hop and black music have “never been respected by the Grammys”. Diddy in an ironic moment made the statement as he accepted his award as the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons honoree at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. “So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us man. Man, I’m talking about the pain. I’m speaking for all these artists here, the producers, the executives. The amount of time it takes to make these records, to pour your heart into it, and you just want an even playing field. “In the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We...
Bayelsa Assembly Elects new Speaker
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Bayelsa Assembly Elects new Speaker

A lawmaker representing Kolokuma/Opokuma Constituency 1 in the Bayelsa House of Assembly, Mr Tonye Isenah, on Thursday, emerged the Speaker of the Sixth Assembly. According to NAN, Isenah was nominated by Mrs Koku Ebiyel, representing Yenagoa Constituency 11, at the inaugural sitting of the Assembly. The new Speaker had served as the chief whip of the House of Assembly and chairman of various committees. The nomination was seconded by Mr Meitama Obodor, member representing Ogbia constituency 1. The speaker, who is representing his constituency for the third term, was elected unopposed. During his inauguration, he pledged to work in harmony with the state executives to ensure the development of the state. “I thank God for the opportuni...
The Bundesliga Experience with JJ Okocha ends – Leaving a positive impact on Nigerians
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The Bundesliga Experience with JJ Okocha ends – Leaving a positive impact on Nigerians

The 2019 Bundesliga Legend Tour with football legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has ended in Lagos. The 4 day experience started on April 25th with a media parley and had impactful activities including training session with Jay Jay Okocha and kids who love football at Little Tigers football academy in Lagos and the Nigeria Premiere League side MFM FC. The highlight of the tour was a Bundesliga Fan Fest; where fans came out to have fun all day with Jay Jay Okocha. There was a football tournament for kids 8-13 years, adult team tournament between the Legend team, StarTimes, German Embassy and the Media – The Legend Team won the tournament. All of these happened in a relaxed atmosphere with lots of food and drinks for guests and a live performance by Mr. Real. To wrap ...
Nigerian Multimillionaire Oilman Igho Sanomi Raises $1.5 Million For Cancer Research UK
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Nigerian Multimillionaire Oilman Igho Sanomi Raises $1.5 Million For Cancer Research UK

Nigerian multi-millionaire oilman Igho Sanomi has received a commendation from Cancer Research UK and the Bobby Moore Fund for his philanthropy towards bowel cancer research in the United Kingdom. At a recent Dining with the Stars Charity Event which held at One Whitehall Place in London, and which was graced by top British corporate executives, distinguished British MP’s and Sports personalities, Stephanie Moore MBE, co-founder of the Bobby Moore Fund, expressed her appreciation to the Nigerian business mogul for his company’s generous donations to the fund over the years. Since partnering as a sponsor of the Bobby Moore fund and Cancer Research UK six years ago, Taleveras DMCC, Sanomi’s Dubai-based oil trading company, has helped the organization raise more than $1.5 million. ...
Higuain Reveals Why Chelsea Cannot Stop Hazard From Joining Real Madrid
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Higuain Reveals Why Chelsea Cannot Stop Hazard From Joining Real Madrid

Chelsea striker, Gonzalo Higuain, has told ESPN it will be hard to change Eden Hazard’s mind if he wants to leave the club. Hazard scored twice as the Blues defeated West Ham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday. His impressive display prompted manager Maurizio Sarri, to argue he was worth more than £100 million amid interest from Real Madrid. After the game, his teammate Higuain was asked about the possibility of him leaving for LaLiga. “What can I tell you? Those are things that involve the club executives and the desire of the player. “When a player has a desire, it is difficult to change his mind,” the ex-Real Madrid forward said.
Obasanjo Says Nigeria is More Divided And in Disunity Than Civil War Period
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Obasanjo Says Nigeria is More Divided And in Disunity Than Civil War Period

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that Nigeria is more divided and in disunity when compared to the time of the civil war. Obasanjo made this known on Thursday while speaking at a one-day 2019 annual retreat/conference and general meeting of members of Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria held in Abeokuta. He said: “When we look at this country today, even during the civil war, we were not as divided as we are today. “Today, we are in danger if we don’t take partnership seriously. Partnership within our people and partnership within Africa and the rest of the world.” While addressing members of ACAEBIN, Obasanjo said private sector is the life blood of development in every economy of a country. He said: “As chief audit executives, it...
CAN wants warring factions to sheathe swords in Taraba
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CAN wants warring factions to sheathe swords in Taraba

Dr Innocent Solomon, the CAN Chairman in the state, made the call after a tour of the affected areas in Jalingo and a sympathy visit to the victims at the Specialist Hospital and the Federal Medical Center in Jalingo. Solomon assured the people that CAN and the Muslim Council were working closely with the State government to restore peace in the state. “We condemn the violence that broke out at the declaration of the governorship election results in the state, and in Jalingo in particular. “Crises have never done any good to anybody in any society across the world. “Our politicians must call their supporters to order and join hands with us in preaching peace. “We want to call on our political leaders to eschew violence and work for the peace of Taraba,” he said. While commend...
Qualifier for 2019 DOAMF Charity Golf Set for Saturday
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Qualifier for 2019 DOAMF Charity Golf Set for Saturday

The Qualifier for the ninth edition of the annual Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) Charity Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Golf Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos. Participants at the Qualifier will be hoping to pick slots in the Draw for the Final of the event billed for March 30, 2019 at the same venue.‎ Thousands of lives have been touched through the annual golf event that pulls golfers together to commit to charitable projects through the DOAMF platform and, the organisers are looking forward to another year of impacting indigent communities through the game of golf. The Coordinator of the Organising Committee, Pat Bassey, said that the Foundation hopes to leverage this year’s tournament to break new grounds in the n...
Gay Pimp Infects 16-year-old Boy With HIV in Lagos
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Gay Pimp Infects 16-year-old Boy With HIV in Lagos

A 32-year-old gay pimp identified as Prince Chinecherem, has been arrested alongside a 16-year-old boy in Lagos state. According to The Nation, Prince Chinecherem is the ringleader of a gay gang who engaged in their illegal acts in Lekki. The Lagos state Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, revealed that the suspect was using the teenager as a commercial sex worker, explaining that aside sleeping with him, he also gave him to other men requiring his service. Both men were tested and found to be HIV positive, which means their customers might have contracted same through them. The police have declared two prominent pastors and some business executives wanted for allegedly having canal knowledge of the minor and belonging to the illegal group. It was gathered that Prince Ch...
No Talks Yet On Long-Term United Future, Says Solskjaer
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No Talks Yet On Long-Term United Future, Says Solskjaer

Manchester United’s Norwegian caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shouts instructions to his players during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester United in north-east England on January 2, 2019. Lindsey PARNABY / AFP Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not yet spoken to Manchester United bosses about extending his stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of the season despite a perfect start to his reign. The Norwegian former striker has won his first four Premier League matches as United manager — a record that only former boss Matt Busby can match. He made clear after the victory at Newcastle this week that he would love to stay in the job beyond the summer when his loan from Norwegian club Molde is set to expire but said on Friday that he had not ...
Buhari’s Absence At Shagari’s Funeral Unpardonable – PDP
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Buhari’s Absence At Shagari’s Funeral Unpardonable – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence at the former President Shehu Shagari’ funeral last Saturday. In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said: “President Buhari’s absence at the funeral, particularly regarding Shagari’s status as the first executive president of our country, is unpardonable and a very wrong precedence in our national protocol.” PDP noted that Buhari only visited Shagari’s family after the funeral. “This action by the Buhari presidency has also sent a wrong signal to the international community on our national values and respect for our patriots,” the party declared. Noting that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was also absent at the burial, the PDP expressed disma...
FG Receives Panel Report on Suspended NHIS Secretary
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FG Receives Panel Report on Suspended NHIS Secretary

  The Presidential Independent Fact-finding Panel to probe the allegation of fraud against the suspended Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. Usman Yusuf, has submitted its report to the federal government. The panel headed by Dr. Bukar Hassan, a retired Permanent Secretary, submitted the report on Monday to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The report comprises six annexures and a main summary of the findings. It was submitted almost two months after the panel was inaugurated. Hassan disclosed that in the course of the investigation, the panel interfaced key stakeholders, including the Minister of Health Dr Isaac Adewole, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Mashi Abdulahi, the s...
50 Govt Agencies Yet to Remit N2.78tn to Federation Account
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50 Govt Agencies Yet to Remit N2.78tn to Federation Account

                 Ndubuisi Francis and James Emejo in Abuja No fewer than 50 Government-Owned Enterprises (GOEs) are yet to remit about N2.78 trillion to the Federation Account as operating surpluses in line with the provisions of the law. Some of the GEOs and agencies identified to be owing operating surplus to the Federation Account include the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which is said to owe N801.18 billion; Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) N1.34 trillion; Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC)– N30.85 million; Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC)– N11.99 billion and National Examination Council (NECO)– N16.33 billion. Others are NIMASA– N192.10 billion; Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) N8.81 bill...
INEC: We’re Studying Appeal Court’s Judgment on Rivers APC
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INEC: We’re Studying Appeal Court’s Judgment on Rivers APC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is studying the judgment of the Court of Appeal, affirming the nullification of the congresses that produced the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State for the general election next year. The electoral body also stated that it would soon decide on other cases filed or arising from the said judgment and other interrelated cases with similar facts. The Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division, had last Wednesday affirmed that the APC in Rivers State will not field any candidate during the 2019 elections when it dismissed the appeal filed by the factional Rivers State APC governorship candidate, Mr. Tonye Cole. The Appeal Court also affirmed the judgment of Justice Chinwendu Nwogu that Rivers ...
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...
Kashamu: INEC Has Recognised Leke, Abati, Daniel as Ogun PDP Candidates
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Kashamu: INEC Has Recognised Leke, Abati, Daniel as Ogun PDP Candidates

Buruji Kashamu   The senator representing Ogun East senatorial district of Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, has stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recognised list containing the names of Prince Leke Shitu and Dr. Rueben Abati as the Ogun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship and deputy governorship candidates respectively, while a former governor of the state, Gbenga Daniel, will be representing Ogun East as its senatorial candidate for the 2019 elections in the state This was following INEC’s recognition of the Bayo Dayo-led executive committee of the PDP as authentic executive in the state. In a statement made available to THISDAY yesterday, and signed by Kashamu, it said other candidates on the list of the state executives, including...
‘Accountability Is Our Watchword’ – President Buhari Tells Executives Of The Association Of National Accountants Of Nigeria
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‘Accountability Is Our Watchword’ – President Buhari Tells Executives Of The Association Of National Accountants Of Nigeria

President Buhari has said his administration remains focused and more energized in ensuring accountability in the country, noting that enforcing the Treasury Single Account (TSA) was not optional for growth.   Receiving executives of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) led by Alhaji Shehu Usman Ladan at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said insistence on the financial structure required much sacrifice and focus on the part of the government as “accountability’’ was no longer optional. “One of the cardinal objectives of this administration is that people and all government institutions must give account for what comes in and goes out. We did not introduce TSA, but we enforced it. TSA makes a lot of sense that you must have to give account for...
Enugu Guber: APC Chairmen Adopt Sen Ayogu Eze As Consensus Candidate
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Enugu Guber: APC Chairmen Adopt Sen Ayogu Eze As Consensus Candidate

CHAIRMEN of the 17 local government areas and ward chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State Tuesday, adopted Senator Ayogu Eze as their consensus gubernatorial candidate for the party’s primaries at the 2019 general election. Ayogu Eze The chairmen gave the nod as Ayogu Eze and his campaign team took a tour of all the local governments on Tuesday. As he rounded off his tour, all the chairmen of all the wards moved motions for his adoption as the consensus candidate of the party. APC, PDP trade blames as parties woo Omisore The state chairman of the party, Ben Nwoye, said: “All the local government executives in Enugu State have collectively and individually moved a motion adopting Senator Ayogu Eze as a consensus candidate. That having been said, it m...
2019: Atiku Advises Nigerians To Reject APC
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2019: Atiku Advises Nigerians To Reject APC

FORMER Vice President Abubakar Atiku has said Nigerians should do all they can to vote out the ruling All Progressives Congress at the 2019 general elections. Osun poll : Don’t heat up polity with hate speeches,CEPEJ tells politicians The ex-President who was given a warm reception by hundreds of party faithful at the PDP state party secretariat, Molete Ibadan made the call during a meeting with the PDP delegates and stakeholders in Ibadan, Oyo State. Atiku who is one of the leading presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party was said to have earlier gone to Senator Iyiola Omisore in Osun State before coming to Ibadan office of the party. Atiku According to him, “I want us all to be in unity; let us work together, let us unite so that come 2019 gener...
Court Stops PDP From Dissolving Its Kano Executives
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Court Stops PDP From Dissolving Its Kano Executives

A Kano High Court has restrained the National Headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s Chairman, Uche Secondus, from tempering or disfiguring the existing State Executive structure of the Party under its elected Chairman Senator Masaud Jibrin Eldoguwa. The presiding Judge, Justice N. S Umar in his rulings avert that an order has been granted ordering the applicants and the Respondents to maintain the status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion notice. In the same vein the Judge said in his rulings on the case as filed by the State Chapter Chairman of the PDP Senator Jibrin Eldoguwa that an order of interim injunction is further granted restraining any other person or persons from interfering or tempering with the tenure of the existing lea...
WHY Delta Central People Want Hon. Oboro in Senate — Olorogun Ono-Sorhue
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WHY Delta Central People Want Hon. Oboro in Senate — Olorogun Ono-Sorhue

Olorogun Deacon Eddie Ono-Sorhue is a former Chairman of old Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State comprising of Udu, Uvwie and Okpe and later Chairman of Udu Local Government Area. Currently a member of Delta State Advisory and Peace Building Council and the Director General of the Hon. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro Senatorial Campaign Organization in Delta Central, Ono-Sorhue, in this interview, speaks on the progress of the consultations of his principal ahead of the PDP primary election and why Oboro remains the best for the red chamber from the district come 2019. Olorogun Deacon Eddie Ono-Sorhue Tell us the progress made so far by the Oboro Campaign Organization in terms of consultations with party executives and leaders across Delta Central? We have covered a lot of ground in terms...
Kwara APC Rejects Dissolution
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Kwara APC Rejects Dissolution

The Kwara state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the dissolution of its executives by the Minister of Information and Culture,Alh Lai Mohammed, saying that he does not have the locus standi. This is contained in a press statement issued Sunday by the state publicity secretary of the party Alhaji Sulyman Buhari to journalists in Ilorin, in his reaction to the dissolution of the party executives in the state by the minister. The state publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress,Alh Sulyman Buhari,said in the press statement: “The Ishola Balogun-Fulani led State Executive Committee of the APC is a product of law and due process. “It was an executive duly inaugurated by the NEC of the APC as the authentic and legitimate. It’s not a jan...
Estate Chairman Locks Out RCCG Members From Their Property At Osborn Estate
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Estate Chairman Locks Out RCCG Members From Their Property At Osborn Estate

The executives of Osborn Foreshore Estate Phase 2, locked my church, Our Redeemers House, RCCG, out of the Estate. And said we are disturbing them. We are not the only church in the Estate. There are 2 others. But they locked just our church out. My pastor went to make inquiries as to the closure of the church at Alausa. And the govt officials said they don't have anything to do about it. That its the work of the estate chairman. They have blocked all activities in the church since yesterday. They called police officials to arrest anyone who tries to enter.