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I Turned Down Opportunity To Move To Canada — Nigerian Doctor
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I Turned Down Opportunity To Move To Canada — Nigerian Doctor

A Nigerian doctor, Fatima has revealed that she turned down an opportunity to move to Canada because she wants to contribute to the growth and development of her country. "About a month ago, I got an opportunity to move and work in Canada. But honestly leaving this country is not an option for me. A lot of my colleagues have left but the rest of us will stay back. We’ll make our country work. We were born here, we’ll live here, we die here." she wrote. "I desire to stay back because I believe we will be greater here. It's just a matter of time." she added. While some Nigerians commended her patriotism, others said that she can afford to take such decisions because she is from a rich home. "Clearly you are from a rich home. "We die here" but na one soft estate you dey o with private s...
“If You Have Opportunity To Leave Nigeria In Your Youth, Do So” – Joe Abah
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“If You Have Opportunity To Leave Nigeria In Your Youth, Do So” – Joe Abah

Former Director-General of Bureau of Public Sector Reform, Dr Joe Abah has advised young Nigerans to leave the country if they have an opportunity to do so. In tweets he shared, Abah recounted seeing a clear path on how he could own a car, buy a house and build a career when he arrived the UK but couldn't see such in Nigeria. He also advised those who want to return to Nigeria, to do so by choice. He tweeted; "Moving abroad the 1st time, I didn’t watch any in-flight movie. My eyes were firmly on the flight display. As soon as we left Nigeria, I made the sign of the Cross. When we left Africa, I whispered “Alleluia! If this plane does emergency landing now, it won’t be in Africa sha!" It’s true that when I got to the UK for the first time, I thought “Is this all?” However, I cou...
Antonio Conte Explains Why Sevilla Defeated Inter Milan 3-2
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Antonio Conte Explains Why Sevilla Defeated Inter Milan 3-2

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal. Conte explained that after Lukaku’s own goal, Inter Milan also missed an opportunity to score against Sevilla. Lukaku opened the scoring for Antonio Conte’s side before Luuk de Jong equalized for Sevilla. Luuk de Jong then scored for the La Liga side before Diego Godin levelled for the Serie A side to make it 2-2 at half-time. However, Lukaku’s own goal in the 74th minute following Diego Carlos’s shot gave Sevilla their sixth Europa League trophy at the RheinEnergieStadion in Germany. “It was a balanced match between the two teams, two very good teams indeed, one specific incident could have changed...
Ben Chilwell Close to £50m Chelsea Move
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Ben Chilwell Close to £50m Chelsea Move

Chelsea are close to agreeing a £50 million deal with Leicester City for Ben Chilwell, according to Sky Sports. The two Premier League clubs have made progress in negotiations this week. Although nothing has been signed yet, a deal is expected to be completed early next week. Leicester have constantly made it clear they will not allow their players leave for low fees, and last summer, they made Manchester United pay £80m for Harry Maguire. The former champions are not under pressure to sell, as Chilwell is under contract until 2024, but the situation could change if he wants to leave. Chilwell is understood to be keen on the move with the opportunity for Champions League football at Chelsea.
Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City  and Real Madrid
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Clarence Seedorf Predicts Champions League Clash Between Man City and Real Madrid

AC Milan legend, Clarence Seedorf, has predicted that it would be ‘tough’ for Real Madrid to overturn their Champions League round of 16 first-leg defeat against Manchester City when both sides clash in the second-leg at Etihad Stadium on Friday night. Seedorf, a former Real Madrid player, also believes that nothing is impossible in football, adding that he expects Man City to prove a point after their ‘average season’ in the Premier League that saw Pep Guardiola’s men lose the English top-flight league title to Liverpool. Real Madrid lost 2-1 to Man City in the first-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu back in February. “I think when Zidane came [back], he got that chemistry back in place and after corona, I think Madrid came out solid when Barcelona came out a bit segregated,” See...
Arteta Chooses Between Willian and Coutinho
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Arteta Chooses Between Willian and Coutinho

Arsenal have chosen Willian over Philippe Coutinho, according to the UK Mirror. The Gunners are now expected to seal a deal for the Chelsea midfielder by next week. Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season and build on the recent success of winning the FA Cup. Arsenal were offered the opportunity to sign Coutinho, with Barcelona desperate to get the former Liverpool playmaker off their books. But Arteta has snubbed the opportunity to sign Coutinho, even on loan for the season, in favour of landing Willian. Willian, 31, is the cheaper option of the two players and Arteta is very keen to work with him. The Gunners technical director Edu has a good relationship with Kia Joorabchian, who represents both Willian and Coutinho and is an Arsenal f...
Heavily Pregnant Nigerian Woman Cries out after She was Trafficked to Lebanon and locked up in an office building
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Heavily Pregnant Nigerian Woman Cries out after She was Trafficked to Lebanon and locked up in an office building

A heavily pregnant woman has cried out for help after she was trafficked to Lebanon and abandoned to her fate. Rasheedat Taiwo Saka, an eight-month pregnant Nigerian woman told SaharaReporters on Monday, June 22, that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, she has had no access to food or medical care and was currently locked up in her traffickers' office alongside other victims. Recalling how she found herself in that situation, she said she left Nigeria after her husband died in November 2018 and things became difficult financially. She said three agents in Nigeria, including a Mr John and a Mr Victor, approached her and presented her the opportunity of working in Lebanon. "Before I left for Lebanon, they bought our passport and ticket and said two months of our salary will be th...
Solskjaer Names Players that will miss Tottenham, Man Utd Clash
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Solskjaer Names Players that will miss Tottenham, Man Utd Clash

Manchester United head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has named the players that will miss his side’s away Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. According to Solskjaer, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are not ready to play against Jose Mourinho’s side because they are yet to get full match fitness due to injury. “Yeah we have got a couple of injuries,” Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying. “Axel will probably be missing, and Phil Jones will be missing [Man United’s clash against Tottenham]. Apart from that, I would say everyone else is available for selection.” He added: “During Pre-season you want to give everyone a chance, everyone the same opportunity to stake a claim for the team. “Eve...
Don Jazzy Reacts to Rape Allegation Against D’banj
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Don Jazzy Reacts to Rape Allegation Against D’banj

Don Jazzy has weighed in on the rape allegation against his former business partner D'banj, which has taken a prominent spot on social media. In tweets he shared, the ace music producer implored the police to thoroughly investigate and the court to do justice on the case which he said saddens his soul. Don Jazzy who urged all victims to speak up, affirmed that it is also important that every accused person is given an opportunity to set the facts straight. The Mavin CEO who averred that the truth will always prevail no matter how long a lie lasts, pointed out that the fact remains that one of them is a victim and the law will protect that person. He tweeted; No matter how long a lie lasts, the truth will always prevail. The fact is that one of them is a victim and the la...
2020 Admission: JAMB Sets 160 as Cut-off mark for Universities
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2020 Admission: JAMB Sets 160 as Cut-off mark for Universities

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has set 160 as the minimum cut-off mark for universities across the country in the 2020 admission session. JAMB's registrar Ishaq Oloyede made the announcement on Tuesday June 16, after the 20th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions. The cut-off mark for polytechnics was pegged at 120, while that of Colleges of Education remains at 100 and above. Commenting on the admission statistics for 2019, Oloyede said that 612,557 candidates were offered admission but 510,957 admission spaces remained unused by the institutions. He added that only 1,157,977 candidates who had the required five credits with English and Mathematics, sat for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) last year. Minister of Educati...
Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights
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Barack Obama Reacts to Supreme Court’s Ruling in Favour of Protecting LGBTQ Rights

Former US President, Barack Obama took to Twitter and Instagram to react after the Supreme Court's decision of  protecting LGBTQ rights. The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, June 15, 2020, that gay and transgender people are protected against employment discrimination under existing civil rights laws. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joined the court’s liberals in the 6-to-3 ruling. They said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex,” includes gay and transgender employees. Barack Obama described SCOTUS' ruling as "progress" and he used the opportunity to wish the country a "Happy Pride month". He wrote: "Today’s Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ Americans from workplace discrimination is an aff...
Police Shoot Dead 22-year-old man Who was on his Knees with Hands up
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Police Shoot Dead 22-year-old man Who was on his Knees with Hands up

An unarmed 22-year-old man who was on his knees with his hands up was shot dead by a Police officer in the city of Vallejo in Carlifornia on Monday night, June 1. The incident was said to have happened outside a Walgreens store in Northern Carlifornia, amid local and national protests against police brutality. According to reports, the officer was responding to a call of alleged looting when he shot the unarmed man who he believed had a gun ut later determined he had a hammer in his pocket, officials said. “When confronted by the police, he dropped to his knees and surrendered, and they fired at him,” said Melissa Nold, a Vallejo civil rights attorney representing Monterrosa’s family. “He wasn’t doing anything to warrant it. They shot him from inside their car. What opportu...
UNILAG Lecturer Called out for allegedly Raping BOYS – See Leaked Chats
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UNILAG Lecturer Called out for allegedly Raping BOYS – See Leaked Chats

A Nigerian man identified as Engr. Fela who claims to be a lecturer at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, has been called out on Twitter for allegedly raping young boys on campus. It was alleged that the man presents himself as a lecturer at the Business Administration Department of the school and his modus operandi  is to promise to help the young boys secure admission at the University. Some screenshots from alleged victims of the assault were shared on the social media platform, and many of them, aged 15-17, alleged that the man is fond of discussing porn with them and even tells his victims of his sexual escapades with his wife. The man is alleged to have lots of prospective students living with him in his house close to the University environment and he uses the opportunity...
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Why I Signed New Contract with Chelsea – Olivier Giroud

Chelsea star, Olivier Giroud, has said that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe influenced his decision to sign a new contract extension with the club. Giroud signed a new deal with Chelsea that will keep him at the West London club until the end of the 2020-21 season. The 33-year-old striker also left Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window for Inter Milan, but Chelsea’s failure to find a replacement saw the France international stay for the final six months of his existing deal. “I simply seized my opportunity, and I repaid the faith that the manager, Frank Lampard, had shown in me,” Giroud told Chelsea’s website on Monday night. “That is why the club ultimately offered me the chance to continue my time at Chelsea, and I accepted because I like it...
FG Says Domestic Flights may Resume June 21
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FG Says Domestic Flights may Resume June 21

The Federal Government today said the ban placed on domestic flights may be lifted by June 21. Dr. Sani Aliyu, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, disclosed this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce in Abuja. He said the aviation sector is expected to develop protocols that will lead to the full resumption of domestic flights any time from June 21. Aliyu added that passengers would be required to wear masks or face shields and maintain physical distancing while airports would also have to mark areas to reflect social distancing. “The aviation industry is requested to start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume anytime from the 21st of June onwards. When we say from June 21, we mean that we are pre...
We’ll Prosecute Nigerians Evading tax on Foreign Properties – AGF Abubakar Malami
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We’ll Prosecute Nigerians Evading tax on Foreign Properties – AGF Abubakar Malami

Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) has announced that the federal government will henceforth prosecute anyone found guilty of evading payment of tax on foreign properties. Malami who advised defaulters to take advantage of the voluntary offshore assets regularisation scheme (VOARS) to declare and regularise their assets, added that any bank or intermediary that is found to have helped any citizen conceal foreign properties will pay a fine equivalent to the cost of the property.   The statement reads;   “For defaulters who may be tempted to continue concealment of their offshore assets, Executive Order 008 as amended stipulates that any domestic or foreign bank, asset manager or intermediary that cooperates with defaulters, enabling th...
Herdsmen Invade Farms in Delta, Chase Out Farmers
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Herdsmen Invade Farms in Delta, Chase Out Farmers

  SECRETARY to the Delta State Government, SSG, Mr Chiedu Ebie, yesterday said the state government would soon set up a joint security task force as part of its efforts to tackle the growing insecurity occasioned by the incessant kidnappings, killings and maiming of Deltans by armed suspected herdsmen. This came as about onehundred farmers have fled their camp (residential area) in Ibusa, Oshimili Local Government Area of the state, following invasion of their farms by suspected armed herdsmen, who attacked them. Some fleeing farmers told Vanguard that armed herdsmen invaded their farms with their cattle and pounce on them, forcing them to run for their lives. Meanwhile, briefing newsmen in Asaba, Ebie said the state government was worried about the situation and express...
Between Tacha and a Troll Who Referred to Her as ”One Dirty Girl”
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Between Tacha and a Troll Who Referred to Her as ”One Dirty Girl”

Former BBNaija housemate, Tacha, posted the photo above on her Instagram page this afternoon and with the caption ''Who is TACHA?''. The question gave her followers the opportunity to compliment her and say nice things about her. However, a troll saw it as an opportunity to leave an uncomplimentary comment. One dirty girl like that'' the troll wrote Continue to see her response
I don’t Report Directly to the Nation, I Report to the President- Professor Gambari Speaks after his Appointment
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I don’t Report Directly to the Nation, I Report to the President- Professor Gambari Speaks after his Appointment

Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President who assumed office today, May 13, has pointed that he will only be reporting to the President and not to the nation. Gambari gave this clarification when he spoke to state house correspondents after attending the Federal Executive Council meeting in the statehouse Abuja. The 75-year-old diplomat thanked President Buhari for his appointment. “I thank the President of the Federal Republic for giving me the opportunity to serve him and of course, the country”, he said. When asked what Nigerians should expect from him as Chief of Staff, he said “We have not started, I’ll have to find out. I don’t report directly to the nation, I report to the President”. He pledged to serve the President to the...
Hair Salon Owner Jailed for Defying Lockdown Via Video Conferencing
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Hair Salon Owner Jailed for Defying Lockdown Via Video Conferencing

Shelley Luther, the owner of Salon à la Mode in Dallas has been jailed for a week after she refused to stop operating her business despite Coronavirus restrictions. She was booked in the Dallas County jail on Tuesday afternoon following a video hearing. According to court documents, Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail for violating a temporary restraining order to close her business and fined $500 each to the county's criminal and civil courts for every day the salon remained open. A Dallas inspector and a police officer told the court that they saw clients inside getting haircuts and manicures, according to the Texas Tribune. At the hearing, Luther said she kept the salon open because she needed the money. "I couldn't feed my family, and my stylists couldn't feed...
McIlroy, Johnson to Feature in Virus Relief Charity Match
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McIlroy, Johnson to Feature in Virus Relief Charity Match

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson will face off against Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins match to raise money for the coronavirus relief effort, organisers announced on Monday. The TaylorMade Driving Relief event will take place on May 17 at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida, a joint statement said. The PGA Tour, NBC Sports and Britain’s Sky Sports will televise the match, which will raise funds for the American Nurses Foundation and CDC Foundation, two organisations helping to lead COVID-19 relief efforts. No spectators will be allowed to access the event, which will follow strict social distancing guidelines as laid down by the US Centers for Disease Control. A statement said “appropriate testing measures” would be put in place to protect the health of playe...
Walmart Gives $180 Million in Bonuses to Employees Who Have Worked Daily Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Walmart Gives $180 Million in Bonuses to Employees Who Have Worked Daily Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

American retail company, Walmart paid $180 million in cash bonuses to its employees who have worked daily throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to provide customers with food, medicine and other essential items. The bonuses were designed to recognize the “hard work of our associates as COVID-19 spreads and to help provide more cash in hand for them sooner,” Walmart Chief People Officer Donna Morris said. The money went to store, club, and supply chain associates, the company said in a statement. The retail giant also pledged in March to pay out a “special cash bonus” – $300 for full-time and $150 for part-time employees. The cash bonus and early quarterly bonus will total nearly $550 million, according to the release. Since March 19, the company said they have hired 200,000 new emp...
Lockdown: Couple hold online wedding Ceremony Attended by Their Family Members in Different Parts of the World
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Lockdown: Couple hold online wedding Ceremony Attended by Their Family Members in Different Parts of the World

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, a couple decided to have an online wedding to give their family members the opportunity to ''attend'' their wedding. Twitter user @KiyaniBba, who is the younger sister of the groom, shared the story online. She wrote ''Today was my big bro's wedding. Because of the virus, only the bride, groom and their witnesses were allowed in the room. As the official CTO of my family, I suggested that we set up a Zoom so that our relatives and friends could join us. I present you the first Zoom Wedding. We had more than 45 people from France, CIV, Netherlands, SA, Calgary, etc. I muted everyone during the ceremony and recorded everything using zoom. People cried during the vows, at the end I unmuted them and all at the same time they applauded and congratul...
Premier League to Introduce Three New Rules next Season
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Premier League to Introduce Three New Rules next Season

The Premier League is set to implement new rules next season, after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) made changes to the use of pitch-side monitors and also offered an explanation of which part of the arm can be penalised as handball. Football’s law-making body has addressed a number of the controversial aspects of officiating the game, such as the use of the video assistant referee (VAR) and handball and penalty kick decisions. Referees are likely to spend much more time looking at pitch-side monitors next season as a result. Before now, officials in England depend on VAR officials to make decisions. “Where a reviewable incident is subjective, the expectation is that the referee will undertake an ‘on-field review’,” the IF...
Chris Oyakhilome Donates N1billion Faculty to Benson Idahosa University
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Chris Oyakhilome Donates N1billion Faculty to Benson Idahosa University

President of the Love World Nation also known as Christ Embassy, Reverend Chris Oyakhilome has built a 1 billion naira faculty of Engineering in Benson Idahosa University. The man of God while commissioning the building on the 12th of March, handed it over to the Chancellor of Benson Idahosa university, Archbishop Margaret Benson-Idahosa, wife of the founder and late Archbishop of Church of God Mission International.   According to Pastor Chris, the move is purely motivated by love towards the late Benson Idahosa and his family for being a blessing to him and of course to spur Nigerians into giving. Oyakhilome said: “When I gave in to the university, I was taking the opportunity afforded me to say thank you. I am one grateful person, just one among so many, I am ...
Winners Chapel Explains why it Held Fully-packed Services on Sunday Despite Ban on Large Gatherings in Ogun State
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Winners Chapel Explains why it Held Fully-packed Services on Sunday Despite Ban on Large Gatherings in Ogun State

Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, has finally revealed why fully-packed services was held at its International Headquarters despite a ban on public gathering of 50 people and above in Ogun State. In a statement released by Steve Ogah, special assistant to Bishop David Oyedepo who is founder of the church, the church stressed that its fully-packed services on Sunday was devoted entirely to sensitising and mobilizing its members against the dangers of coronavirus (COVID-19). It was further gathered that Bishop Oyedepo has since engaged Ogun State Government at the highest level to clarify the issue and any misgivings and also reiterate the full support of the church for the State Government’s efforts to ensure public safety, towards curtailing the spread of this deadly viru...
Coronavirus: NYSC Suspends CDS Indefinitely
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Coronavirus: NYSC Suspends CDS Indefinitely

Few days after shutting down its Orientation camps nationwide over the Coronavirus outbreak, the National Youth Service Corps NYSC has suspended its weekly Community Development Service activities indefinitely. The CDS affords Corps members the opportunity to meet weekly and monthly to discuss ways they can better their immediate environment with any project they can embark on. A statement released by the NYSC Director of Human Resource Management, Abdulrazak Salawu, said the CDS suspension was because of the increasing cases of Covid-19. The statement reads “Sequel to the pandemic of coronavirus globally and management’s concern for the wellbeing of corp members nationwide, I am directed to inform you to suspend all Community Development Service activities until further no...
Ondo State Government Orders Closure of all Schools Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
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Ondo State Government Orders Closure of all Schools Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered the closure of all primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary institutions in the state following the outbreak of Coronavirus outbreak. He gave the order in a state broadcast on Thursday night March 19th. ''We have also directed the closure of all primary and secondary schools as well tertiary institutions in the state as from Friday 20th, March, 2020 until further notice. This measure is to harvest our children into the safety net for proper monitoring and care. There is no doubt that this global pandemic poses a real challenge to all nations, yet if we all collaborate effectively, we will overcome it successfully. One major advantage that our state has is the experience and expertise we have developed over the years from our fight...
Sanusi’s Dethronement: Chief Singer of Kano Emirate Council Resigns
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Sanusi’s Dethronement: Chief Singer of Kano Emirate Council Resigns

Naziru Ahmad popularly known as Naziru Sarkin Waka has resigned as the ‘chief singer’ of Kano emirate council, days after Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was dethroned as the Emir of Kano. His resignation came after the principal private secretary to the deposed emir, Mujtaba Abba also resigned. Naziru Ahmad expressed gratitude for the said appointment and opportunity to have served with the Emirate council for the past one year. He wrote in the resignation letter addressed to the Secretary, Kano emirate council; “I write formally to inform you that from Monday March 13th, 2020, I have voluntarily resigned my appointment as ‘Sarkin Wakar San Kano’ with effect from 13th March 2020. “This is to humbly appreciate my appointment and express my loyalty to not only the council, but the stat...
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...
Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President
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Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President

Decomocrat U.S. presidential aspirant, Joe Biden has said that he will pick a woman to be his running mate. The former vice president said this at Sunday’s Democratic debate on CNN. Mr Biden said:  “Number one, I committed that if I’m elected president and have an opportunity to appoint someone to the courts, I’ll appoint the first black woman of the courts. It’s required that they have representation now. It’s long overdue. "Secondly, if I’m elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a — I’d pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president is.   "Number three, I’m the guy that wrote the do...
Coronavirus: Lionel Messi Opens up on Self-isolation During ‘Complicated’ Times
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Coronavirus: Lionel Messi Opens up on Self-isolation During ‘Complicated’ Times

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has spoken for the first time since LaLiga was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. Messi, writing on his Instagram page, insisted that health must always come first. The Argentine is also on self-isolation, as the football world suffers from the spread of the pandemic. La Liga has joined Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Premier League in bringing competitive football to an immediate halt. Barcelona have also cancelled all training activities for two weeks. Messi has called on fans to stay safe and adhere to hygienic practices. He has posted on social media: “Health must always come first. It is an exceptional moment and you must follow the instructions of both health organisations and public authorities. Only in this way can...
Sanusi’s Dethronement and Banishment is Illegal – Femi Falana
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Sanusi’s Dethronement and Banishment is Illegal – Femi Falana

Human right activist, Femi Falana has stated that the dethronement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano and subsequent banishment is illegal. Speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Tuesday March 10, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the emir was dethroned without being given any opportunity to defend himself. Falana said; “The dethronement, the Banishment and restriction of movement and detention are all clearly illegal. “In the first place, the governor held an Executive Council meeting presided over by him and within a space of five minutes, the emir had been accused of executing disrespect to constituted authority, meaning the governor and in the meeting presided over by the governor where he was the accuser, the prosecutor and the witness. “As if ...
Igbos Will Know They are no Longer Nigerians if Denied Presidency in 2023 – Former Governor of Anambra State, Uche Ezeife
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Igbos Will Know They are no Longer Nigerians if Denied Presidency in 2023 – Former Governor of Anambra State, Uche Ezeife

Former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife has stated that the Igbos may stop being Nigerians if denied the opportunity to produce the next President of Nigeria. Reacting to Governor Nasir El-Rufai's comment of the Presidency moving to the South after President Buhari's tenure, Ezeife stated that the only region that has not gotten a share of the Presidency is the South-East. He said in an interview with The Sun; My view is the general view. We are talking of equity, we are talking about fairness, and we are talking of justice; all these considerations require that power should move to the South and within the South, it should go to the Southeast. The North has dominated the presidency, the West has had a fair share, even in the South, the South-South has had a...
Maltina School Games State Finals Presents Hope for Future of School Sports in Nigeria
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Maltina School Games State Finals Presents Hope for Future of School Sports in Nigeria

The Maltina School Games State Finals entitled ‘Hope For The Future Of School Sports In Nigeria’ is a vital chance for young Nigerian students to find a hope for the future through sports. Travelling across Abuja, Lagos, Anambra, and Kano, one can clearly see that the Maltina School Games is not just a track and field school sports competition but an opportunity. The Games is a vital chance for young Nigerian students to find a hope for the future through sports, thanks to a brand that chose to believe in the Nigerian youth. The Games is being competed by hundreds of students across the country battling for silverwares across several sports, from 100m sprints, 800m, 4x100m relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin to Shot Put. The Maltina School Games is set to impact over 20...
Coronavirus:Stop all Flights from Affected Countries- Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar tells President Buhari
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Coronavirus:Stop all Flights from Affected Countries- Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar tells President Buhari

As Nigeria records its first case of Coronavirus, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has asked President Buhari to stop all flights from affected countries. Atiku made the appeal in a statement released this afternoon. Read below Now that Nigeria has had her first confirmed case of the Corona Virus infestation, via a citizen of Italy, who visited Lagos and Ogun states, I would want to offer my patriotic counsel to the government of General Muhammadu Buhari, on how best to tackle this issue. We must call upon our experience with the Wild Ebola Virus, of which we were the first nation in the world to defeat that scourge in 2014. How did Nigeria do it? We achieved it by showing unprecedented unity. The federal government of the day worked closely with the Lagos and Rivers sta...
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Beckham Confirms he Wants to Buy Ronaldo, Messi For Inter Miami

Inter Miami co-owner, David Beckham, has confirmed he wants to bring both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the club. Beckham’s team play their first-ever Major League Soccer (MLS) fixture this weekend against LAFC in Los Angeles. The former Manchester United and England midfielder has been linked with bringing in some of the biggest players. “We really believe in the roster we have, the players that we have we’re really happy with but we have also talked about if we have the opportunity to bring in big name players from Europe into our city we will do that. “Every team in the world would want Messi and Ronaldo in their teams,” Beckham said according to the UK Mirror. Messi has one year left on his current Barcelona deal, but can walk away at the end of the season fo...
Kano State Government Bans Almajiri Children from Street Begging
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Kano State Government Bans Almajiri Children from Street Begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in the state. The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, made this known during the launch of Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) and the Distribution of Offer of Appointment to 7,500 volunteer teachers, held at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, today Tuesday February 25th.  He said the move is to ensure all children in the state benefit from the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy provided by the state. The governor announced that any child found begging will be caught and the parent prosecuted. “This policy of free and compulsory basic and secondary education goes along with the integration of our Almajiri system into the mainstream policy implementation; which suggest...
73-Year-Old Nigerian Cleric Whose Hair Has Never Been Touched By Razor
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73-Year-Old Nigerian Cleric Whose Hair Has Never Been Touched By Razor

Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku, Visioner/President, Christ Ambassador Soul Winners Ministries Int’l, is a known name in Lagos politics. Popularly known as Baba Eto, a grassroots mobilizer,  he is also a renowned prophet in the  Celestial  Church of Christ. Last year, he was ordained as General Evangelist World Wide of the CCC. In this interview with Saturday Sun, the MD/CEO of Highway Managers Ltd didn’t talk about politics but voiced his views on lifestyle, among other things. I could see lots of people  waiting to see you on daily basis. How do you cope handling that with your ministerial work? I’m accessible to everybody. Whether it’s domestic affair, spiritual affair or  whichever level they find themselves and they need advice. If it is spiritual, I’m very much around. I d...
Arsenal Boss, Arteta Reacts to Champions League Ban on Manchester City
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Arsenal Boss, Arteta Reacts to Champions League Ban on Manchester City

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has insisted that he is not conflicted over UEFA ban on Manchester City. The Spaniard, however, said he looks forward to taking advantage of the plight of Man City, a club he left few months ago, and lead the Gunners back into the Champions League. UEFA on Friday slammed the Premier League holders with a two-season ban from all European competitions for a “serious” breach of Financial Fair Play rules. The Citizen have vowed to appeal the decision but as it stands City’s exclusion from the Champions League has opened up an opportunity for their Premier League rivals Arteta, who left Arsenal to join City in 2016 as Pep Guardiola’s assistant coach, said will not let his close ties with the Etihad landlords distract him as he looks to mount a sust...
Two women Make History as the First Same-sex Couple to get Married in Northern Ireland
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Two women Make History as the First Same-sex Couple to get Married in Northern Ireland

Two women have made history as the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland. The couple, Robyn Peoples, 26, and Sharni Edwards, 27, got married at a ceremony in a hotel in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, on Tuesday afternoon. Their marriage came days after it was announced that same-sex marriage is now legal after an October 2019 Westminster bill changed the law. According to the Guardian, the couple had booked a civil partnership ceremony at the Loughshore hotel months before the legislation was passed last summer. After a go ahead was given for the first marriages to take place in Northern Ireland this week, they changed their ceremony to a wedding. Edwards said: “it means the absolute world” to be married, before thanking the activists who have campaigned for ...
Barcelona Set to Sign new Striker
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Barcelona Set to Sign new Striker

Barcelona Director, Guillermo Amor, has hinted that the club is set to sign a new striker. However, Amor, speaking to reporters after their 3-2 win at Real Betis, was reluctant to name possible targets. Despite the winter window having closed, Barca still have the opportunity to bolster their squad. Emergency loan deals can still be completed, although agreements must be reached between domestic rivals. Quique Setien looked at Valencia frontman, Rodrigo in January, but a move did not materialize. “We cannot name names. Other players have left, and we have to wait and see what Dembele’s situation is before we decide. “If there’s a good opportunity to sign someone, then we’ll see what we can do,” Amor said.
Mbonu Meets US Ambassador to Nigeria in Washington
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Mbonu Meets US Ambassador to Nigeria in Washington

Executive Director of Nigerian-American Council (NAC), and Former Presidential Aspirant in 2019 election Dr. Okey Samuel Mbonu, yesterday met with the new US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, in Washington DC, to discuss matters concerning Nigeria’s security challenges. Mbonu in a statement at the Washington DC think-tank, Center for Security and International Studies (CSIS)”, event said, “the current government in Nigeria may have abdicated its duty to protect its citizens, especially Nigerian Christians, of which images of horrific murders, by Nigerian terrorists, are now at the center of the world attention”. “where the government fails to live up to its primary responsibility, of ensuring the safety and security of citizens, they may leave citizens with no option but to...
Ex-Man Utd Star Antonio Valencia Wishes Ighalo Success After Taking his No.25 Shirt
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Ex-Man Utd Star Antonio Valencia Wishes Ighalo Success After Taking his No.25 Shirt

On Tuesday, Manchester United confirmed that Odion Ighalo will wear the no. 25 jersey, the shirt number that was vacated by the club's former star, Antonio Valencia. The 34-year-old Ecuadorian right-back, who now plays for L.D.U. Quito after leaving Manchester United in 2019, has sent a message to Odion Ighalo following the news that he has taken the No.25 shirt he used to wear at the club. Reflecting on what the No.25 shirt meant to him as he wished his successor well, Valencia said the jersey was an inspiration which helped him worked beyond his dreams. Sharing a photo of Odion Ighalo posing with the No.25 jersey, he wrote:“I always saw the number as an opportunity to work beyond my dreams,” Valencia tweeted. “It has been my inspiration and became my amulet. I wish you al...
Video of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Saying his Government would Regulate Okada Riders
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Video of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Saying his Government would Regulate Okada Riders

Nigerians have dug up  a video where Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said his government would regulate the activities of Okada riders in the state. The governor said this at the Platform 2019, a religious programme organized by the Covenant Christian Center every 1st of October. While speaking at the programme, Governor Sanwo-Olu said as part of measures to effectively reduce traffic situation in the state, his government would “account for every Okada rider”. “To also solve the traffic issue of Lagos is also to talk about the okada issue; okada is everywhere, anywhere you see. Part of the things that we are going to be doing is not to leave anybody behind. People are currently using a system that is working for them. You see some okada riders that are branded, t...
Learn To Love Despite All The Hate In The World – Toke Makinwa
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Learn To Love Despite All The Hate In The World – Toke Makinwa

Media girl, Toke Makinwa is out here, dishing out motivational and inspirational pieces for her fans and followers. The OAP took to Twitter to advise that people learn to love despite all the hate in the world. In her word: ”Pray for strength even on those days you feel strong, never stop praying to be brave, to live a life even with your shortcomings, to understand that no opportunity was lost when you gained knowledge, to trust in the timing of things and to love despite all the hate In the world.”
‘He Wasn’t First Choice’ – Stam Reacts as Man Utd Sign Ighalo
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‘He Wasn’t First Choice’ – Stam Reacts as Man Utd Sign Ighalo

  Former Manchester United star, Jaap Stam says new striker, Odion Ighalo, was not the Red Devils’ first choice after the 30-year-old joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on transfer deadline day (Friday). He also backed Ighalo to score more goals for Man United. DAILY POST had reported that Manchester United signed Ighalo on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua until the end of the season. “If you are playing with better players, and hopefully now he is playing with better players, you will get more opportunity to score as well,” Stam told Sky Sports. “I’m sure he has got the ability. He wasn’t the first choice, but I assume that people have seen him, trust him, and know what he can bring to the squad. “If you have players around you who can play you into cert...