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Juventus claim innocence after police confirm irregularities in Suarez citizenship test during failed transfer from Barcelona
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Juventus claim innocence after police confirm irregularities in Suarez citizenship test during failed transfer from Barcelona

The Perugia Prosecutor's Office has confirmed the Serie A giants were 'activated to accelerate the recognition of Italian citizenship' for the forward Juventus have claimed their innocence after it was confirmed the club's management is under further investigation by Italian police over the collapsed transfer of Luis Suarez from Barcelona. The Serie A giants looked well-placed to sign the forward over the summer but the deal fell through. Juve had already filled their quota of non-EU players in their squad so Suarez took a ‘B1’ citizenship test. Suarez’s wife, Sofia Balbi, has an Italian passport so passing the test would mean he did not take up a non-EU place in their squad, but in September it was alleged that it had been fixed.
Mosimane credits Mamelodi Sundowns for Al Ahly job: I’m here because of Downs, but I worked hard for it
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Mosimane credits Mamelodi Sundowns for Al Ahly job: I’m here because of Downs, but I worked hard for it

The ex-Masandawana tactician reflects on the journey that saw him landing his first coaching job outside South Africa Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says walking to the Al Ahly dugout was “not a free passage” as he heaps praise on Downs for sprucing up his profile which led to recognition in North Africa. After joining Al Ahly in September, Mosimane reportedly snubbed Wydad Casablanca, who were said to be interested in him. Just a month after arriving in Cairo, the ex-Bafana Bafana coach won the Egyptian Premier League title, before claiming the Caf Champions League after beating traditional rivals Zamalek last Friday.
Moonchild Sanelly Gets The Recognition She Deserves
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Moonchild Sanelly Gets The Recognition She Deserves

Arguably one of South Africa's most successful artists and very controversial because of her performances and sexually-liberated nature, Moonchild Sanelly is the Queen that she thinks she is. She is easily recognisable with trademark electric blue braids and her unapologetic feminism about female desire in her music, this has helped her work with some of the best producers and musicians in Mzansi and in the world. The lively star recently Tweeted what the United Kingdom newspapers are saying about her, under their #OneToWatch segment. "The South African star, a favourite of Beyoncé, blends the Durban sound of Gqom with horny global beats." The "horny global beats" caught her fans by surprise and they even questioned what that actually means, Moonchild, however, understood exa...
Nigerian Air force’s First Female Combatant Helicopter Pilot dies Eight Months after Special Secognition
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Nigerian Air force’s First Female Combatant Helicopter Pilot dies Eight Months after Special Secognition

Tolulope Arotile, the first female helicopter pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force has died 8 months after she was given a special recognition. Arotile who was decorated alongside Kafayat Sanni, the first female fighter pilot, by Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff died On Tuesday July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at the Nigerian Air Force base in Kaduna state. The military officer who had just ended a programme at the Starlite International Training Academy in South Africa, did not recover from the injuries sustained in the accident.   A statement released by the Nigerian Air Force read; “It is with great sorrow that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) regretfully announces the unfortunate demise of Flying Officer ...
Doctor Killed and Burnt in Zamfara
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Doctor Killed and Burnt in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has launched an investigation into the gruesome murder of a medical doctor identified as Enoch Okpara. Okpara who was a consultant Obstetrics/Gynaecologist working at the Federal Medical Centre in Gusau, was found dead at his residence in Mareri area of the state capital on Saturday June 13. The remains of the deceased was found burnt beyond recognition after the church he worshipped in raised an alarm of him missing after not showing up for a programme on Saturday morning, which was quite unusual. It was gathered that the leaders of the church contacted some of his colleagues who tried his mobile phone number which rang repeatedly without response. His colleagues who suspected that something was wrong checked his apartment and saw his car park...
Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus
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Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus

At least 10 people died and 12 were wounded when an explosive device ripped through a minibus outside the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, the government said. The deadly explosion occurred near Lafole village along the Afgoye-Mogadishu where the passenger bus was travelling early in the day. “At least 10 civilians were killed in an explosion at Lafole area this morning, those who died were all civilians,” the information ministry said in a statement, adding that the victims were on their way to a funeral. Witnesses said the minibus was completely destroyed, and described a horrific scene with everyone on board either dead or wounded and many bodies ripped apart or burned beyond recognition. “This was a horrible incident this morning, the explosive device went off as the bus...
Reece James picks favoured Chelsea position after seeing Lampard embrace his versatility
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Reece James picks favoured Chelsea position after seeing Lampard embrace his versatility

The 20-year-old is capable of operating at full-back or in midfield, with the Blues looking to make the most of the qualities he adds to their squad Reece James acknowledges that his versatility has helped him to make a senior breakthrough at Chelsea, but the 20-year-old is looking to nail down a regular role at right-back. Frank Lampard has opened the door for a number of academy graduates at Stamford Bridge in the 2019-20 campaign. Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori have all seen regular game time for the Blues, while earning international recognition with England.
24 People Burnt to Death in Road Accident in Jigawa State
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24 People Burnt to Death in Road Accident in Jigawa State

About 24 people have been burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto accident at Gwamfai village in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Media aide to the Jigawa State Governor, Auwal Sankara, who confirmed the incident, said it happened while Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar was on his way to Gumel. He explained that the accident happened when the driver of an 18-seater Toyota bus from Jahun heading to Shuwari market in Kiyawa Local Government Area lost control and rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side. An eyewitness reported that the driver lost control, rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side and vehicle went up in flames and all the occupants burnt to death. Sankara added that the Governor, who met the accident on his way to Gu...
Cristiano Ronaldo Pays Tribute to Mbappe
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Cristiano Ronaldo Pays Tribute to Mbappe

Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has paid tribute to Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe in recognition of the 21-year-old’s remarkable achievements so early in his career. Mbappe led France’s national team to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He has also been impressive for PSG since joining the French Ligue 1 champions from Monaco in 2017. Mbappe has scored 84 goals and registered 48 assists in 116 appearances for PSG, but Ronaldo believes the France international is the present and the future of the world’s football. “Mbappe is the present and the future of the world’s football,” Ronaldo said as quoted by Marca. “Mbappe is a fantastic player. He is very fast, and will be the future of the game.”
Father of Two and his Four Colleagues Burnt to Death in Horrific Road Crash in Edo
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Father of Two and his Four Colleagues Burnt to Death in Horrific Road Crash in Edo

Five members of staff of Okomu Oil plc, in Edo State were on Friday evening burnt to death in a road crash that occurred along Benin/Iguobazuwa road, in Ovia South-West local government area of the State. The accident occurred when the bus conveying the victims from Extension 2 farm of the firm to the head office of the company at Okomu community, rammed into a lorry that crossed the road. Two others were said to have sustained serious injuries in the ghastly accident and  are said to be currently receiving treatment. According to an eyewitness, Max Iyase, they could not render assistance to the victims, as the flame was ferocious. He identified one of the victims as Elvis Odia, a married father of two. "Yesterday experience on the road was so horrific as I drove into t...
Afghans Celebrate Skateistan Victory at the Oscars
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Afghans Celebrate Skateistan Victory at the Oscars

Skateistan: Afghans took to social media Monday to celebrate a rare piece of good news for the war-torn country, after a film about girls skateboarding took home an Oscar for best documentary short at the Academy Awards. “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)” tracks international charity Skateistan’s bid to teach young Afghan girls how to skateboard in the ultraconservative country, where few women are encouraged to participate in sport. The film follows a group of young girls enrolled at the nonprofit who gain confidence and courage as they learn to skate on ramps and quarter pipes in Kabul amid frequent militant attacks and suicide bombings. “Proud of them. We feel proud for my sisters. Wish further success for our champs,” wrote Afghan Facebook user Sodaba...
Sujimoto Receives a Royal Award From The Ooni of Ife
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Sujimoto Receives a Royal Award From The Ooni of Ife

His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and the MD/CEO of Sujimoto, Sijibomi Ogundele. “The diligent man will stand before kings and not ordinary men”. For the first time in history, the Ooni of Ife-Ojaja II pioneered a forum that identified the vital few champions in different sectors. Present were prominent leaders, amongst whom were the United Arab Emirate Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Fahad Al-Taffaq; and the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare; who presented an award of excellence to Sijibomi Ogundele, Funke Adesiyan, Eyitope Kola Oyeneyin, Seyi Awolowo and many other young Nigerian Entrepreneurs, at the Royal African Young Leadership Forum, held in the prestigious Oduduwa hall of the great Obafemi Awolowo University, where the dazzling g...
Man Machetes His Mother to Death in Imo State
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Man Machetes His Mother to Death in Imo State

The Imo state police command have arrested 47 year old Sunday Agwim, pictured above, for allegedly murdering his 62-year-old mother in their home at Umuobom in the Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the command received a report from members of the community that the suspect ''murdered his mother using a hammer and a machete on her head and ''completely grounded the head into powder beyond recognition with the hammer.'' Ikeowku says police arrived the scene of the incident and found the remains of the deceased. The police took the body to the mortuary where an autopsy would be carried out on her. He added that the suspect has confessed to the crime but says he doesn't kno...
Joke Silva Reveals she and Hubby Olu Jacobs Still ‘Do the Do’
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Joke Silva Reveals she and Hubby Olu Jacobs Still ‘Do the Do’

Revered Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, has revealed that she and her veteran actor husband, Olu Jacobs, still have sex but in a way suitable for their age. She appeared as a guest on Television Continental’s morning show, ‘Your View’, where she commented on societal issues, including her life as a married woman. While asked by the host of the programme, Morayo Afolabi-brown, if her and the husband still “do the do”, at the end of the show, she responded: “Yes, we still do the do, but in a way that is suitable for our age.” Silva, who received recognition as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), one of Nigeria’s National honours in 2014, also revealed that she was sexually harassed while in the university by a professor as a mother of two children. “This issu...
Plus-size actresses not getting enough recognition in Nollywood – Seun Omojola
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Plus-size actresses not getting enough recognition in Nollywood – Seun Omojola

These days, it is not strange to see actors play roles of lesbians and homosexuals in movies. While many movie buffs have condemned movies like that, other enthusiasts believe nothing is wrong in depicting such roles. Rising filmmaker and actress, Seun Omojola, in a chat with Sunday Scoop stated that she cannot play such roles in a movie. She said, “I can’t act a same-sex lover character. I can act another role in the movie if it has a good storyline but I cannot interpret the role of a lesbian.” Speaking further, the busty actress stated that she once spent her entire savings on producing a movie. She added, “I can recall spending my savings on a movie. When the movie was eventually released, I didn’t recoup the capital, let alone profit. It was a great learning experience for me.” Om...
Malta Guinness bags ‘Africa’s Best Premium Non-alcoholic Malt Brand’ Award
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Malta Guinness bags ‘Africa’s Best Premium Non-alcoholic Malt Brand’ Award

It was a night of honour and recognition as Malta Guinness, Nigeria’s number 1 premium non-alcoholic malt drink, emerged as “Africa’s Best Premium Non-alcoholic Malt Brand of the Year at the 2019 Edition of the African Brand Leadership Merit Awards held on Friday- 23rd August at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos. Honoring and celebrating game changers in Africa, Malta Guinness was recognized and awarded for its relentless effort in fueling the greatness of Africans. Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dada Ajai-Ikhile, noted that the brand was selected from a pool of other brands in its category through an independent, thorough and painstaking research across the African market. Commenting on the award, Ifeoma Agu, Senior Brand Manager of Malta Guinness and Adult Premium Non-alcoho...
Dr John Dies at 77 After Suffering a Heart Attack
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Dr John Dies at 77 After Suffering a Heart Attack

Grammy-winning American singer Dr John has died at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack. The New Orleans-born musician died on Thursday, according to a message posted on his official Twitter account. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer combined the genres of blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll. A statement said: "towards the break of day June 6, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr, known as Dr John, passed away of a heart attack. The family thanks all whom shared his unique musical journey & requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course." His career started in the late 1950s, when he became prominent as a pianist and singer on the New Orleans music scene, before gaining recognition as a solo performe...
Israel’s First Lady ,Nechama Rivlin to be buried today
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Israel’s First Lady ,Nechama Rivlin to be buried today

Nechama Rivlin, the wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, will be buried in Israel on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl national cemetery. Reports have it that before she is laid to rest, Rivlin will lie in honor at the Jerusalem Theater from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The First Lady passed away Tuesday morning just one day before her 74th birthday, on June 5. Rivlin underwent a lung transplant on March 11, 2019, to treat pulmonary fibrosis. “I’m happy Nechama is no longer suffering. She really deserves the love she is getting now and the recognition of her service and work,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said following her death. The Rivlin family will undergo seven days of mourning in accordance with Jewish tradition, Channel 12 News. Prime Minister Benj...
Commonwealth Wrestling Champion, Adekuoroye blasts Akeredolu, dumps Ondo for MFM
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Commonwealth Wrestling Champion, Adekuoroye blasts Akeredolu, dumps Ondo for MFM

Nigerian female wrestling sensation, Odunayo Adekuroye, has revealed that she has dumped Ondo State and has opted to represent Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM at the forthcoming 3rd Governor Dickson Wrestling Championships in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State. The world number four wrestler, who disclosed this to DAILY POST on Saturday, emphasized that her decision to quit Ondo State was borne out of her desire to give back to those who have given her the necessary support to excel as a wrestler. According to the two-time Commonwealth Games Champion, Adekuoroye berated the Ondo State Governor, Olawarotimi Akeredolu for allegedly turning a blind eye to the plight of athletes and wrestlers in the state, particularly as it concerns training, equipment and incentives. The Ondo-...
Eminem Celebrates 11-Years of Sobriety on Instagram
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Eminem Celebrates 11-Years of Sobriety on Instagram

Legendary American rapper, Eminem, is celebrating 11 years of sobriety. The 46- year-old hip hop icon whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, took to his Instagram page to share the good news with a photo of himself holding up an 11-year sobriety chip he was given in recognition of the achievement. He captioned the photo: '11 years - still not afraid.'
Photo of Family of 6 Killed During communal clash in Ebonyi
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Photo of Family of 6 Killed During communal clash in Ebonyi

A communal clash in Ebonyi State last week reportedly took the lives of a family of 6 people who were on their way from the matriculation ceremony of a member of the family. It was was reported that eight persons, including a three-month-old  baby were killed in a resumed boundary dispute between two communities in Ebonyi state. The family had attended the matriculation ceremony at the Ebonyi State University (EBSU) – only to get burnt beyond recognition same day. While six off the victims said to be from the same family were burnt to death in a bus they were traveling in, two others were also killed from bullet wounds they sustained from the attacks. The attack reportedly happened along the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike road near the border betw...
Tanker Explosion kills 10 Persons in Gombe
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Tanker Explosion kills 10 Persons in Gombe

At least 10 people have been reportedly killed, after a petroleum tanker exploded at Bomala Bridge axis of Gombe, capital of Gombe. The incident which occurred early Saturday afternoon left several cars burnt. According to Daily Trust, the tanker, carrying petrol, collided with another truck, carrying bottle water along Gombe southern bypass. It was gathered that over 10 bodies burnt beyond recognition were evacuated from the scene by personnel of the Nigerian Red Cross Society. As at time of filing report, Officials of the Gombe State Fire Service are at the site working to extinguish the fire.
Super Eagles Midfielder, Semi Ajayi Bags Championship Player of the Month
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Super Eagles Midfielder, Semi Ajayi Bags Championship Player of the Month

Super Eagles midfielder, Semi Ajayi has been named the Championship Player for the Month of March The 25-year-old midfielder scored five goals in five games for his English lower league side Rotherham United for the month under review. Ajayi first joined his present club in 2017 on a loan deal, scoring once in seventeen appearances for them. He, however, bagged a permanent deal with the Millers after the expiration of his temporary stay at the New York Stadium. After being presented with the award on Friday, the Super Eagles midfielder expressed delight with the recognition. He added that his teammates contributed to his success all through the month. Ajayi said: “It is a massive honour, and it is something I a...
8 Persons Including 3-Month-Old Baby Killed In Ebonyi
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8 Persons Including 3-Month-Old Baby Killed In Ebonyi

Eight persons including a three-month-old baby were killed in a renewed boundary hostilities between the Ndiagu-Alike community in Abakaliki Local Government Area and Enyibichiri in Ikwo council area in Ebonyi state. The state police command spokesperson, Loveth Odah, who informed newsmen about the sad development, said the incident happened on Saturday along the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Road near the border between the two communities. “Among the victims were a three-month old baby and six members from the same family who were burnt to death when their vehicle was allegedly attacked and set ablaze by the attackers as well as two others who died from bullet wounds. One of the victims is a wife of a police officer serving in the state but who is currently on se...
Belgium Apologises For the Kidnappings of over 20,000 Mixed-race Children in the Colonial Era
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Belgium Apologises For the Kidnappings of over 20,000 Mixed-race Children in the Colonial Era

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has apologised for the kidnapping of thousands of children born to mixed-race couples during the colonial rule of Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda. The "métis" children born to Belgian settlers and local women were forcibly taken to Belgium and fostered by Catholic orders and other institutions. About 20,000 children are believed to have been affected. Most fathers refused to acknowledge paternity of their children. Some of the children, born in the 1940s and 1950s, never received Belgian nationality and remained stateless. Speaking in the Belgian parliament, Prime Minister Michel said the country had breached the children's basic human rights, seeing them as a threat to the colonial system. It had, he said, stripped them of their identity, st...
FRSC confirms two dead in Bauchi tanker explosion
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FRSC confirms two dead in Bauchi tanker explosion

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Bauchi State on Tuesday confirmed the death of two persons in a road crash involving an articulated fuel tanker and a Toyota Hilux truck along Bauchi-Jos expressway. The incident occurred two days after a ghastly motor accident claimed 13 lives and injured 6 on Sunday along Bauchi-Gombe road. The spokesperson of the  Federal Road Safety Corps, Bauchi Sector Command,  Rilwan Sulaiman, who confirmed the incident told the Nation that the tanker which was conveying diesel had a brake failure, as a result, the driver lost control and rammed into the truck before exploding. He said two persons were burnt beyond recognition in the process while three others sustained serious injuries. He added that the injured persons were rushed to the Abub...
GOtv, SuperSport Win Big For MultiChoice Nigeria
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GOtv, SuperSport Win Big For MultiChoice Nigeria

Frontline Digital Terrestrial Television service, GOtv, and SuperSport, the leading sports promoter and broadcaster on the DStv and GOtv platforms, have won big at the 25th anniversary celebration of the National Institute for Sports (NIS). While GOtv emerged the Outstanding Grassroots Sports Programme Television Station 2019, SuperSport won in two categories as Outstanding Sports Promoting Television Station of the Decade (2019) and the Outstanding Television Sports Programme of the Decade. MultiChoice Nigeria also emerged the Outstanding Sports Promoting Company of the Decade. While receiving the awards on behalf of MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice, said the awards are in recognition of MultiChoice’s effort in delivering the best content ...
MTN and MUSON Cap off A Fine Year in Arts with Donors Concert
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MTN and MUSON Cap off A Fine Year in Arts with Donors Concert

MTN Foundation and the Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON) hosted the society’s donors to an appreciation concert in recognition of their continued support in the year. The star-studded event, which held on December 10th, 2018 at the Agip Recital Hall of the MUSON Centre in Onikan, Lagos, saw MUSON board members, prominent donors, friends of the Society and MTN Foundation officials reflect on a successful year in the country’s cultural and creative space, and pledge their support for its continued renaissance. It was a night filled with serenading performances from students of the School of Music. Speaking at the event, the MTN Foundation’s Director, Dennis Okoro said, “We commend our scholars for the beautiful performance tonight. We are proud of the MUSON School of Music and have ...
US Closes its Lagos And Abuja Embassies Ahead Of The Rescheduled Presidential Election
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US Closes its Lagos And Abuja Embassies Ahead Of The Rescheduled Presidential Election

The embassy of the United States of America, both in Abuja and Lagos is closed today Friday, February 22, 2019. This was contained in a statement published by the embassy on its website, on Thursday saying the closure is in compliance with the public holiday given by the Nigerian government to enable eligible voters to participate in the forthcoming elections in the country. The statement reads: “The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a Work-Free Day to enable Nigerians to prepare for the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections on Saturday, February 23, 2019.   “In recognition of this declaration and to encourage all our Nigerian employees to exercise their right to vote, the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the U.S. Consulate General...
Walter Onnoghen Granted Bail
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Walter Onnoghen Granted Bail

Suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, has been granted bail by the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT, on self recognition. Walter Onnoghen has left the premises of the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT after he pleaded not guilty to the six charges leveled against him by the Federal government. The trial was adjourned till March 11th. Onnoghen arrived the CT premises this morning, two days after a bench warrant for his arrest was issued by the Tribunal. The bench warrant has since been withdrawn. Onnoghen who was suspended by President Buhari on January 25th, is being arraigned over his alleged false declaration of assets. Since the beginning of his trial, Onnoghen had refused to appear before the CCT on grounds that the tribunal lacks jurisdiction to hear his c...
Pregnant Woman, Two Children Burnt to Death in House Fire in Minna
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Pregnant Woman, Two Children Burnt to Death in House Fire in Minna

A pregnant woman and her two children were killed in late night house fire in Minna, Niger State. The incident reportedly happened in the Bosso Anguwan Biri area of the state capital over the past weekend. Usman Mustapha, head of the household, disclosed in tears that his wife, and two children, one boy and one girl died in a fire outbreak at their home. All three family members were burnt beyond recognition after an electric fault in the area caused a fire outbreak in their home and the occupants couldn’t find a way to escape during the outbreak. See Mustapha’s post on Facebook below: May their souls rest in Peace!!!
2019 Election: INEC Issues Last Warning to Political Parties
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2019 Election: INEC Issues Last Warning to Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a final warning to political parties ahead of the upcoming general elections. The electoral commission directed all political parties to complete the processes for the submission of the names of their polling agents by Monday, February 11th. This was stated in a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, on Saturday in Abuja. Okoye explained that INEC in its Timetable and Schedule of Activities for 2019 General Elections had fixed Feb. 1, as the last date for the submission of the name, two passport photographs of each polling agent and sample signature for the Presidential and National Assembly Elections scheduled for Feb. 16. Okoye...
20 SANs Push For Judicial, Legal Reforms
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20 SANs Push For Judicial, Legal Reforms

Twenty Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), who said they were embarrassed by the crisis of confidence created in the judiciary by the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday said they were ready to work with other stakeholders to reform the justice sector. A statement released by the SANs, under the aegis of The Justice Reform Project, said the bodies established to regulate and sanitise the judiciary and the legal profession, including the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), had failed. That was as former Cross River State governor and presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr. Donald Duke, said both Onnoghen and the man appointed in his place, albeit in acting capacity, Justice Tan...
South African Actress Beaten by Boyfriend for Kissing in a Play
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South African Actress Beaten by Boyfriend for Kissing in a Play

Londiwe Ngcamu, a South African actress beaten by boyfriend beyond recognition after she kissed an actor in a stage play, is currently recovering in the hospital . The incident reportedly occurred at the weekend after 30-year-old Londiwe Ngcamu featured in a theater production Seven Days War, set in the 1980s. South African actress beaten by boyfriend for kissing in a play She was said to have played the lead rolef an IFP woman who fell in love with an ANC member at the Winston Churchill Theatre. After the show ended at around 10pm on Saturday, the mother of a two-month-old baby girl and a six-year-old boy met her boyfriend at the bus stop and walked home with him. When they got home, they got involved in an argument before the man attacked her. He banged her head on the...
TraderMoni a Form Of Vote Buying – Transparency International
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TraderMoni a Form Of Vote Buying – Transparency International

Transparency International Nigeria, TIN, today stated that the TraderMoni scheme is a form of voter inducement. This was made known by the chairman of the anti-corruption organisation, Awwal Rafsanjani, during Lunchtime Politics, a programme of Channels Television. He noted that the TraderMoni scheme was not a programme that was “part and parcel of the manifesto of the ruling party and it is not in Nigerian constitution. “It was not done three years ago. It was only started close to election time. So, the allegation by many Nigerians that this is clearly a case of vote buying using public funds goes contrary to our constitution and to having a free and fair election. “That is why the Independent National Electoral Commission itself has seen this danger. The vote buying we a...
NFF-AITEO Football Awards set for April 1
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NFF-AITEO Football Awards set for April 1

Amaju Pinnick The second edition of the NFF-AITEO Football Awards, which inaugural edition held on 19th February 2018 at the Grand Ballroom of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos, has now been scheduled for 1st April 2019 at the same venue. President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick confirmed Thursday that this year’s edition would be an even bigger occasion as the NFF and award sponsors AITEO (incidentally also the sponsors of the annual CAF African Football Awards) have perfected arrangements to expand the guest-list, guarantee greater radiance and panache and honour more legends of the Nigeria game on the night. Thenff.com learnt from other sources that CAF President Ahmad, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, member...
NIS Shifts Date for Convocation, Silver Jubilee Anniversary
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NIS Shifts Date for Convocation, Silver Jubilee Anniversary

The National Institute for Sports (NIS) has rescheduled the celebration of its Silver Jubilee anniversary and convocation ceremony. The event which had earlier been slated for January this year will now hold on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March, 2019 in Lagos. The combined convocation ceremony will involve no fewer than one thousand five hundred graduates who had completed their training programmes from 2005 – 2017 sessions. Some of the plans to mark the Silver Jubilee celebration of the institute are: Anniversary Lecture ad Workshop, Gala Night and NIS Awards for Sporting Excellence, Convocation and Investiture of Honorary Fellows of the Institute as well as Recognition Awards for Sports Journalism. A statement announcing the new dates and signed by the Director/Chief Ex...
Three Siblings Burnt to Death in Anambra
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Three Siblings Burnt to Death in Anambra

Three siblings were on Thursday burnt to death in Anambra State. The incident reportedly happened in their mother’s shop in Ugwuagba-Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state. According to Punch Metro, their mother had kept the three siblings in her shop and went somewhere when the incident happened. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the story, gave the ages of the children as five, four and three, respectively. Mohammed, said “Two short containers used as a shop and a residence along the High Tension School Road, Ugwuagba-Obosi, in the Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State, were gutted by fire. “The owner of affected containers, one Blessing Nwafor, who was not around at the time of the incident, reporte...
Declare me APC spokesperson – Blogger tells court
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Declare me APC spokesperson – Blogger tells court

A Nigerian blogger and publisher, Abubakar Usman, has filed a suit against the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its appointment of Lanre Issa-Onilu as the substantive National Publicity Secretary of the party. Mr Usman claims he should have assumed the position having emerged as runner-up to Bolaji Abdullahi who in August resigned from the position and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) along with his mentor, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Premium Times reports. According to Mr Usman, Duro Meseko and Mr Issa-Onilu came behind him in the third and fourth places respectively in the contest for the position at the party’s national convention on June 23 in Abuja. Shortly after Mr Abdullahi’s resignation on August 1, Mr Issa-Onilu was named the new spokesperson o...
NDIC: Our Intervention in Defunct Skye Bank Saved 6,000 Jobs
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NDIC: Our Intervention in Defunct Skye Bank Saved 6,000 Jobs

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mr. Umaru Ibrahim The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) on Wednesday disclosed that its timely intervention through the bridge bank mechanism brought about the successful acquisition of the failed Skye Bank by Polaris Bank, which saved over 6,000 jobs. NDIC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ahaji Umaru Ibrahim, stated that apart from the staff retaining their jobs, all depositors and creditors of the failed bank whose liabilities were assumed by Polaris Bank Limited had unfettered access to their funds. Ibrahim, who spoke at a sensitisation seminar for Court of Appeal Justices in Abuja, said: “As a result of NDIC and CBN’s intervention, Polaris Bank successfully acqui...
Access Bank Wins SERAS Award
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Access Bank Wins SERAS Award

Access Bank Plc has announced that it recently won the ‘Most Responsible Business in Africa’ and three other awards at the 12th edition of the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS) held in Lagos. The SERAS CSR awards is an annual event aimed at recognising and celebrating organisations for investing resources in the improvement of lives and the environment they serve through several innovative program and initiatives. Other awards won by the bank included ‘Best Partnership for Development; Best Corporate Communication Team and Sustainability Practitioner of the Year – received by Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, Group Head, Sustainability at Access Bank. According to a statement, the award ceremony attracted several dignitaries, business executives and several...
Honouring Agents of Peace, Justice
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Honouring Agents of Peace, Justice

In recognition of their valuable contributions to the pursuit of peace and justice in Nigeria and Africa, some socially responsible individuals and organisations were conferred with awards by the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group at its 2018 Peace Award and Conference in Lagos recently, Peter Uzoho reports Recently, the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG) held its 2018 annual Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Conference and Peace Award Dinner at the Grand Ball Room of the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Victoria Island, Lagos. The conference marked the organisation’s 20 years of advocating for peace and justice in Africa. The 2018 ADR Conference which held in the morning hours preceding the award dinner attracted dignitaries from the bar and the bench, the academia...
Zenith Bank Wins Best Institution In Sustainability Reporting
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Zenith Bank Wins Best Institution In Sustainability Reporting

Zenith Bank Plc has emerged as the ‘Best Institution in Sustainability Reporting in Africa’ for the second consecutive year.   File: Zenith Bank The bank won the award at this year’s Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards, SERAS, held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos in recognition of the publication of its 2017 Sustainability Report. Zenith Bank’s 2017 Sustainability Report entitled, “Sustaining the Strong Momentum” was written in accordance with the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards. The new Standards is designed to replace the older GRI G4 reporting guidelines and was unveiled in October 2016 by the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB).
NIS Set for First Convocation Ceremony after 25 Years
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NIS Set for First Convocation Ceremony after 25 Years

  The National Institute for Sports (NIS), a leading sports training institution in the country is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary and the maiden convocation ceremony scheduled to hold on January 17th, 2019. The Director General of the Institution, Dr. Kingdom Chukwudi Eke, disclosed at a media session yesterday. He said the elaborate Programme will accommodate all the12 sets that had graduated from the institution since its establishment in 1992 when it was fully upgraded to a full-fledged parastatal. He said over 1,500 students that have graduated from the institution will be part of the ceremony although most of them have been using their certificates over the years. “The anniversary is a unique one and we have sent invitations out to all the former students wh...
Traffic Cameras Catch Cheats Taking Shortcut at Shenzhen Half Marathon
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Traffic Cameras Catch Cheats Taking Shortcut at Shenzhen Half Marathon

Almost 250 runners in a half marathon were caught cheating when traffic cameras captured them taking shortcuts through bushes. Organisers of the race in Shenzhen, China, also discovered 18 runners wearing fake bibs and three runners they described as “imposters”. All who cheated are now facing bans. “Marathon running is not simply exercise, it is a metaphor for life, and every runner is responsible for him or herself,” organisers said. Footage captured by Shenzhen police traffic cameras showed runners cutting through bushes to an adjacent carriageway, instead of continuing along the road and making a U-turn. Organisers said the 237 people caught cheating would have run two or three kilometres less than the full 21-kilometre (13.1-mile) distance. The annual race in Chi...
Kaduna Grants Chikun Chiefdom First Class Status
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Kaduna Grants Chikun Chiefdom First Class Status

The governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has approved the elevation of His Royal Highness, Dr. Danjuma Barde, the Esu Chikun (previously known as Sa Gbagyi), to a first class chief. Barde was appointed Sa Gbagyi on December 29, 2000 and installed on January 18, 2001 as a third-class chief. He was upgraded to a second class chief in 2007. In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, el-Rufai congratulated Barde on his elevation. He said that the monarch deserves the exceptional recognition for his role in promoting peace in the state The governor said that the decision to accord the Chikun chiefdom a first class status followed the recommendation of the Ministry of Local Government Affairs. He said that the ministry, in a proposal signed by the c...
Senators Saraki And Akpabio Clash Over Seating Arrangement
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Senators Saraki And Akpabio Clash Over Seating Arrangement

The hallowed Chambers of the Nigerian Senate would have become a wrestling ring after Senate President, Bukola Saraki clashed with Senator Godswill Akpabio over sitting arrangement. PoliticsNGR gathered that the Senate became rowdy after Senator Godswill Akpabio called for recognition to speak but was refused by Saraki. Saraki refused him on the grounds that he could not speak using another Senator’s microphone. Akpabio changed seating position after his defection from the PDP to the APC. His new seat had no Microphone. Akpabio stood up to speak shortly after the Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, Senator Bassey Albert Akpan, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Akwa Ibom North East, had raised the alarm of alleged plans by the APC in the State it cause mayhem and to ensure that the...
Nigeria @58: We Must Put The Past Behind Us, Kumuyi Insists
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Nigeria @58: We Must Put The Past Behind Us, Kumuyi Insists

General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church Worldwide, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, on Sunday called on Nigerians to put the past behind them in order to build a great nation for all. Kumuyi He made the appeal while speaking at the interdenominational church service organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, to mark Nigeria’s 58th Independence Day anniversary celebration in Abuja. Kumuyi, who noted that Nigeria was endowed with resourceful citizens that possessed the capabilities to steer the affairs of the nation to envious heights, regretted that contentions, divisions and individualism had deprived the citizens of personal and national greatness in the past. He pointed out that the Nigeria’s development had not marched its possibilities; further attributing t...
Saraki Eulogises Dead Air Force Officer, Laments Crash Incident
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Saraki Eulogises Dead Air Force Officer, Laments Crash Incident

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force and the family of the Air Force pilot who lost his life during a crash in Abuja on Friday. A Nigerian Air Force officer is being consoled by his colleague during the burial of two colleagues killed in a fighter jet crash in Abuja on September 28, 2018. Nigeria’s air force said that one of its pilots was killed in a plane crash during a rehearsal for the nation’s independence day anniversary. / AFP PHOTO / Sodiq ADELAKUN Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the dead pilot and his colleagues who partook in the flying rehearsal ahead of the nation’s 58th Independence anniversary on Monday as “true heroes dedicated to their prof...