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Cristiano Ronaldo, Girlfriend, Georgina Heartbroken as Car Runs Over Pepe
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Girlfriend, Georgina Heartbroken as Car Runs Over Pepe

  Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez are left heartbroken after their £2,600 cat, Pepe, was left close to death after being hit by a car. The Sphynx pet was run over after escaping Ronaldo’s luxury home in Turin, Italy the former Real Madrid star shared with Georgina, a supermodel. Georgina, who shared the news on social media, revealed that the scary-looking Pepe has been sent to Spain for recovery after time in intensive care. Georgina, 27, flew Pepe on Ronaldo’s private jet to Madrid to continue its rehabilitation. Pepe was named after Cristiano Ronaldo’s Brazilian-born Portugal and ex-Real Madrid teammate currently lacing his boots for FC Porto. The bald puss became part of Ronaldo and Georgina’s family just over two years ago and has en...
Robin Sadler Joins Manchester United
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Robin Sadler Joins Manchester United

Manchester United have announced that Robin Sadler has joined the Red Devils as head of rehabilitation and physiotherapy. Sadler is expected to oversee service provision for first-team, Academy and Women’s teams at Old Trafford. Man United disclosed this in a statement on Monday. “Manchester United is pleased to announce that Robin Sadler has joined the club as head of rehabilitation & physiotherapy. “This is a new position that will oversee service provision for first-team, Academy and Women’s teams,” Man United’s statement read. Robin’s most recent role was the head physiotherapist at the English club, Derby County. He previously worked at Manchester City for 17 years, in the Academy and first-team medical departments.
Virgil Van Dijk Continues Rehab Programme At AXA Training Centre (Photos)
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Virgil Van Dijk Continues Rehab Programme At AXA Training Centre (Photos)

Virgil van Dijk's rehabilitation programme from knee surgery was continuing at the AXA Training Centre on Friday. The centre-back underwent a successful operation on a ligament injury in October and has recently been continuing his work on the road to full fitness at Liverpool's new training facility. No timescale is being placed upon Van Dijk's return to action, but as our photos below show, the No.4 is continuing to put in the hard yards on his journey towards a comeback. Photos by Andrew Powell  
‘I’m Going To Return Stonger’ – Van Dijk Vows To Bounce Back
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‘I’m Going To Return Stonger’ – Van Dijk Vows To Bounce Back

The defender has taken to social media to thank supporters and revealed that he has already begun his rehabilitation process with a specialist. Virgil van Dijk has spoken out for the first time since he sustained a potential season-ending injury in Saturday's Merseyside derby, with the Liverpool centre-back vowing to bounce back "better, fitter and stronger than ever before". The defender had to be helped from the field inside the opening quarter-hour of his side's 2-2 draw with Everton following a challenge from Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Subsequent scans have confirmed that the Netherlands skipper has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, leaving him facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines. *Van Dijk's injury has handed a major blow to Liverpool's aspiration...
Gana’s last words to his gang: “If amnesty is a ploy to kill me, stay in the forest and avenge my death”
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Gana’s last words to his gang: “If amnesty is a ploy to kill me, stay in the forest and avenge my death”

Wednesday, September 8, 2020, marked the end of one of the most wanted gangsters in the country. His name is Terwase Akwaza alias Gana. He died in controversial circumstances, just as he had lived. He wanted to be seen as a saviour and a defender of the Tiv people against external aggression. But sources said that he perpetrated atrocities on his kinsmen even while claiming that he was protecting them against external aggressors. Mr Akwaza was notorious for alleged several criminal activities including banditry, kidnapping, assassinations, ritual killings and cattle rustling. First Amnesty When Governor Samuel Ortom initiated an Amnesty programme in 2015, Gana was the greatest beneficiary. On the last day of the programme, he turned in 84 assorted firearms and thousands of ammunition. H...
‘They’ll Never Repent’ — Senator Ali Ndume Asks FG to Stop Rehabilitating ex-Boko Haram Fighters
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‘They’ll Never Repent’ — Senator Ali Ndume Asks FG to Stop Rehabilitating ex-Boko Haram Fighters

Senator Ali Ndume, the chairman of the Senate Committee on the Army, has kicked against the reintegration of ex-Boko Haram fighters into the society.  The Nigerian Military last week, released 601 repentant Boko Haram terrorists into the community after they completed the Deradicalization, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration program organized by the Operation Safe Corridor of the Military. In an interview with BBC Hausa on Wednesday July 29, Ndume who represents Borno South Senatorial District, said the rehabilitation exercise is unacceptable by his people. According to him, the sect members will never repent from their wicked ways. Kicking against the program, Ndume said “This government’s programme is unacceptable to our people. The right thing is to stop it, fort...
603 ex-Boko Haram Fighters to be Reintegrated into Communities in July
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603 ex-Boko Haram Fighters to be Reintegrated into Communities in July

The Defence Headquarters has said that a total of 603 repentant Boko Haram fighters are set to be reintegrated into their communities in July having completed the Deradicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme. DHQ spokesperson, Major General John Enenche made this announcement during a media briefing on the operations of the Armed Forces of Nigeria on Thursday, June 11, 2020. The military also said that it has successfully reintegrated 280 former Boko Haram terrorists, including 2 Chadians, back into the society through their respective national and state authorities. Director of Defence Media Organization (DMO) Major General John Enenche stated that operation safe corridor, established in 2016, has admitted a total of 893 ex Boko Haram fighters. Enench...
Prince Harry ‘Cuts ties’ with Prince Williams and Kate Williams with new Move
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Prince Harry ‘Cuts ties’ with Prince Williams and Kate Williams with new Move

Prince Harry has 'cut another tie' with his brother, Prince William and Kate Middleton more than two months after stepping down as a senior member of the Royal Family. In yet another move to distance himself from royals William and Kate, Harry has cut ties with his brother and sister-in-law's charity by removing his Endeavour Fund from The Royal Foundation according to reports. According to reports, the Duke of Sussex's Endeavour Fund is no longer held under The Royal Foundation, instead it has now been merged with Harry's charity sporting event – the Invictus Games. Kate and William will carry on with The Royal Foundation separately while Harry will focus on the Invictus Games. The Royal Foundation helps those on the frontline of the UK's Covid-19 response. In a sta...
LASG to decamp Abule-Egba pipeline explosion victims from Igando relief camp
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LASG to decamp Abule-Egba pipeline explosion victims from Igando relief camp

  The Lagos State Government says it set to decamp the Abule-Egba pipeline explosion victims from the Igando Relief camp on June 30. Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday. Oke-Osanyintolu said the state government had been supporting the rehabilitation of victims since January when the explosion occurred. He said that the government would be closing the camp effective June 30. According to him, LASEMA had worked with multiple agencies to ensure the safety and security of the 300 victims, including 40 infants and 30 children in many ways. He said the government has been feeding and accommodating victims and p...
BREAKING: FG to Pay Unemployed Youths N20,000 to Maintain Public Infrastructure
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BREAKING: FG to Pay Unemployed Youths N20,000 to Maintain Public Infrastructure

'The Federal government has agreed to pay the sum of twenty thousand naira, (20,000), to unemployed youths, for three months, to maintain public and social infrastructures in the country, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN) said. This is move according to Keyamo is part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s agenda to reduce unemployment rate in the country. Disclosing this at a news conference, Keyamo said; “The pilot programme earlier approved by Mr. President was designed to mitigate lack of job opportunities in the rural areas through a short-term engagement of 1,000 unemployed persons per local government area for a period of three months. “It is a dry season/off-season transient job programme and was originally designed for the rehabilitation/...
The Flash’ Actor Logan Williams Died of Fentanyl Overdose at the Age of 16, His Mother Reveals
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The Flash’ Actor Logan Williams Died of Fentanyl Overdose at the Age of 16, His Mother Reveals

Logan Williams, a young Canadian actor who played Barry Allen on CW’s “The Flash,” died on April 2 at the age of 16, and his mother has revealed that his death was caused by a fentanyl overdose. Logan's mom,  Marlyse Williams disclosed this during an interview with the New York Post, where she explained that the young actor endured a three-year battle with drug addiction. "His death is not going to be in vain," Marlyse said of her son, who would have turned 17 just days after his passing. "He’s going to help a lot of people down the road." Marlyse recalled discovering Williams using marijuana when he was 13, the same time the actor was schooling and acting on the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart, the ABC sci-fi series The Whispers and the longtime CW series Supernatural.  ...
Arsenal Confirm Four Senior Players Won’t Feature Against Portsmouth
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Arsenal Confirm Four Senior Players Won’t Feature Against Portsmouth

Arsenal will be without at least four first-team players, when they travel to Portsmouth for an FA Cup fifth round clash on Monday night. The Gunners saw off Bournemouth 2-1 in the last round. Mikel Arteta’s men will be looking to go all the way in the FA Cup, following a shock exit from the Europa League last week at home against Olympiakos. However, Arteta will have to do without several key players. An official update on the club’s official website read: “Calum Chambers – Left knee. Ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on December 29. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilitation process expected to take between six and nine months. “Sead Kolasinac – Right shoulder. Significant strain to right shoulder joint during Everton (h) on ...
Repentant Terrorists To Enjoy Foreign Education – Senate Bill
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Repentant Terrorists To Enjoy Foreign Education – Senate Bill

The proposed National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria’ will get its funding from the Universal Basic Education Commission and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, The PUNCH reports. Other sources of funding include- donations, grants, annual subventions from the government and counterpart funding from the six North-East states of Borno, Bauchi, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba and Gombe. The details are included in the bill which was obtained by The PUNCH on Thursday. The controversial bill, which is officially known as ‘A Bill for the Establishment of the National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria and for Other Connected Purposes’, pas...
‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Members Arrive Maiduguri From Niger In Military Aircraft
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‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Members Arrive Maiduguri From Niger In Military Aircraft

Former Boko Haram members and their wives who recently surrendered to troops in Niger Republic have arrived Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The former terrorists arrived at Maiduguri airport in a military aircraft in the company of soldiers led by Bamidele Shafa, a major general who is the coordinator of the Federal Government Safe Corridor programme. Mr Shafa said, “We have just delivered 25 persons, comprising men, women, and children,” he said. He said the ex-Boko Haram members laid down arms and surrendered to the Nigerian government, who contacted the Nigerian government to take them home. “So we have brought them home safely and handed them to the Borno State government for onward rehabilitation as part of the Operation Safe Corridor de-radicalization programme,” ...
I Sponsored a bill for Creation of Boko Haram Agency to Make Former Members re-enter mainstream politics, religion and society – Senator Gaidam
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I Sponsored a bill for Creation of Boko Haram Agency to Make Former Members re-enter mainstream politics, religion and society – Senator Gaidam

Yobe-born Senator, Ibrahim Gaidam has revealed why he sponsored a “Bill for an Act to establish a National Agency for the education, de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant insurgents”. The lawmaker who addressed a press conference in Abuja, said the bill was sponsored to help repentant insurgents re-enter mainstream politics, religion and society. Gaidam wrote;   “Bill for an Act to establish a National Agency for the education, de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant insurgents would promote reconciliation and national unity. "The agency when established will provide an avenue for rehabilitating, de-radicalizing, and reintegrating the defectors, repentant and forcefully conscripted members of the insurgent group Bo...
Ikpeazu Issues Ultimatum to Abia Electoral Commission to Conduct LG Election
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Ikpeazu Issues Ultimatum to Abia Electoral Commission to Conduct LG Election

The Abia State Executive Council has directed the Abia Independent National Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) to provide details of the cost and required logistics support to conduct local government elections in the seventeen local government areas of the state on or before September 30th, 2020. This is coming after the opposition All Progressives Congress(APC) and All the Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) in Abia, frowned at the existence of Transition Committee chairmen in the seventeen local government areas in the state. The parties claimed that the development has paved way for those in political offices to continue looting the funds meant for the development of the local areas. But the Abia SEC in a press statement made available to reporters on Saturday ...
Profile Of Ibrahim Gaidam, Senator Who Introduced ‘Repentant Boko Haram Bill’
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Profile Of Ibrahim Gaidam, Senator Who Introduced ‘Repentant Boko Haram Bill’

The Senate on Thursday introduced a bill to establish an agency to de-radicalise repentant Boko Haram insurgents. The bill christened “National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalization and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria (Est, etc) Bill, 2020” was sponsored by former Yobe Governor, Senator Ibrahim Geidam, representing Yobe East Senatorial District. Profile of Senator That Introduced The Bill For Creation Of Boko Haram Agency in Nigeria Ibrahim Gaidam is a Nigerian politician and the incumbent Senator of Yobe State East District l, Nigeria since June 2019.[1] He was the immediate past governor of Yobe State, succeeded by the Former APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni on 29 May 2019. Ibrahim Gaidam was born on 15 September 1956 in Bukarti v...
Court Acquits 91 Shi’ites Detained in Prison Since 2015
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Court Acquits 91 Shi’ites Detained in Prison Since 2015

91 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites, many of whom have been detained in prison since 2015 have been acquitted after being arraigned before Justice Hajaratu Gwada of Kaduna High Court. Justice Gwada who ruled on the case in which some of the IMN members were charged with  culpable homicide punishable with death, criminal conspiracy and disturbance of peace on Friday February 21, said the Kaduna State Government failed to failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt. Speaking to newsmen after the Kaduna High Court Judge granted a no- case submission, IMN's counsel, Barrister Maxwell Kyon stated that some of his clients lost their children, wives, admission in tertiary institution while in custody. He averred that the state government must...
This Can Only Happen In A ‘Shithole” Country- FFK Reacts To Alleged Plans To Establish Rehabilitation Agency For Ex-Boko Haram Members
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This Can Only Happen In A ‘Shithole” Country- FFK Reacts To Alleged Plans To Establish Rehabilitation Agency For Ex-Boko Haram Members

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has condemned the proposed plans to establish an agency that would be responsibile for the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant Boko Haram members in the country. A bill for the creation of the agency, was read for the first time during plenary today February 20th. Taking to his Facebook page to react, FFK wrote A Federal Agency for “repentant” Boko Haram members is to be established? An agency for ravenous and merciless beasts that slit open the throats of women and children, behead clerics, abduct and enslave thousands of innocent, defenceless and helpless compatriots and bomb places of worship? This can only happen in a “shithole” country and a zoo. It is EVIL. May God curse every single one ...
Freeing Ex-Boko Haram Terrorists Is Suspicious And Troubling – CAN
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Freeing Ex-Boko Haram Terrorists Is Suspicious And Troubling – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has raised an alarm over the reintegration, rehabilitation and de-radicalisation of Boko Haram suspects by the Federal Government. CAN’s President Samson Ayokunle who described the development as “suspicious and troubling” while speaking at a news conference in Abuja to mark the second year of Leah Sharibu’s abduction, wondered why the Federal Government think the freed ex-terrorists won’t return to Sambisa forest and pick up their arms against innocent Nigerians. He said; “The setting free of so-called ex-Boko Haram terrorists under de-radicalisation, rehabilitation, empowerment of the arrested terrorists by the federal government is rather troubling and suspicious,” he said. “What is the guarantee that the freed ex-terrorists wou...
Stakeholders Reject Amnesty For ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Terrorists
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Stakeholders Reject Amnesty For ‘Repentant’ Boko Haram Terrorists

A fresh crisis looms in the country as stakeholders yesterday rejected a move by the Senate to establish an agency to make life comfortable for ‘repentant’ Boko Haram terrorists irrespective of their wanton destruction of lives and property. Specifically, ignoring persistent public outcry against the release of the suspected insurgents, the Senate has begun a legislative process to grant amnesty to the terrorists. This the lawmakers plan to achieve by passing a bill for an Act tagged “National Agency for Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria 2020, SB. 340.” The bill is being sponsored by the immediate past governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, who now represents Yobe East Senatorial District in the National Assembly. ...
Senate Introduces Bill To Create Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Members
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Senate Introduces Bill To Create Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Members

The Senate on Thursday began moves to establish an agency that would see to the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country. A bill, sponsored by Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe East senatorial district, was read for the first time on the floor of the Senate Thursday. Already a subject of fierce push back, the bill offers further concession to Boko Haram militants who choose to cease fire. Last month, the Nigerian military said no fewer than 608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents were undergoing the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme under its Operation Safe Corridor in Malam-Sidi, Gombe State. Clients, the military euphemism for the repentant insurgents, were said to have been exposed to formal literacy class...
Mourinho’s Tottenham Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of RB Leipzig Clash
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Mourinho’s Tottenham Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead of RB Leipzig Clash

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that forward, Heung-Min Son, is set to undergo surgery this week after sustaining a fracture to his right arm during their Premier League 3-2 against Aston Villa last weekend. Spurs disclosed this in a statement on their official website on Tuesday ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against RB Leipzig on Wednesday. “Heung-Min Son will undergo surgery this week after he suffered a fracture to his right arm,” the club’s statement read. “The South Korean forward picked up the injury during Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa in Sunday’s Premier League encounter. “After the surgery, our medical staff shall be reviewing management options for Son’s rehabilitation with the player expected to be out of a...
This Does not Make Sense to us- Nigerian Soldiers kick as FG allegedly Release 1400 Rehabilitated Boko Haram Suspects
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This Does not Make Sense to us- Nigerian Soldiers kick as FG allegedly Release 1400 Rehabilitated Boko Haram Suspects

Nigerian soldiers serving in the North East have kicked as the Federal government allegedly released 1,400 ”repentant” Boko Haram suspects recently under the Operation Safe Corridor programme, which was launched in 2016. Operation Safe Corridor is an initiative of the military for the deradicalisation and rehabilitation of all ex-Boko Haram members. The Federal government reportedly released the rehabilitated sect members in Borno state and this was confirmed by Babakura Jato, the commissioner of Information in Borno state. Jato in a chat with newsmen, said those rehabiliated suspects were released after it was discovered that they were neither members of the sect or were discovered to be children of Boko Haram members. Reacting to the development,  soldiers, who confirmed the...
Pele Is Depressed And Too Embarrassed To Leave The House, Says Brazil Legend Son
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Pele Is Depressed And Too Embarrassed To Leave The House, Says Brazil Legend Son

The 79-year-old has rarely been in public recently having struggled with his rehabilitation from a hip operation Brazil legend Pele is depressed and is too embarrassed to leave his house due to poor health, according to his son Edinho. The former striker will turn 80 in October, and requires a frame to help him walk after suffering from years of hip trouble. Many of his recent public appearances have been in a wheelchair, with his son saying that his father is reluctant to leave the house due to his shame about being unwell. "He’s pretty fragile," Edinho told Globoesporte . "He had a hip replacement and didn’t have an adequate or ideal rehabilitation. "So he has this problem with mobility and that has set off a kind of depression. Imagine, he’s the king, he was alway...
Arsenal Confirm Seven Players that will Miss Bournemouth Clash
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Arsenal Confirm Seven Players that will Miss Bournemouth Clash

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, might be without at least seven senior players when they play Bournemouth in the FA Cup fourth round fixture at Dean Court on Sunday. Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and defender, David Luiz are both suspended, after their red cards against Crystal Palace and Chelsea respectively. Sokratis remains a doubt with illness and missed the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday. Sead Kolasinac and Reiss Nelson are expected to return after the winter break next month. Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney remain long term absentees. A club statement on Friday read: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Suspended. Further to receiving a red card at Crystal Palace (a) on January 11, suspended for Monday’s game at Bournemouth. “Calum Chambers – Left...
608 Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents Currently Undergoing Rehabilitation
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608 Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents Currently Undergoing Rehabilitation

The military authority says no fewer than 608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents are currently undergoing De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme by Operation Safe Corridor (OSC) at Malam-Sidi, Gombe State. Brig:- Gen. Musa Ibrahim, Commandant DRR Camp OSC made this known when the Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mr Mohammed Alkali visited the camp on Saturday. He said 14 of the repentant insurgents were foreigners from Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic. Ibrahim said: “From inception, we received 893 out of which 286 graduated and were returned to their respective states and countries for reintegration’’. He said the personnel in the camp were working diligently with the mandate of OSC in conformity with international best pr...
Mourinho’s Tottenham to Tackle Middlesbrough Without Five key Players – See list
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Mourinho’s Tottenham to Tackle Middlesbrough Without Five key Players – See list

Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed that their manager, Jose Mourinho will be without five key players when they take on Middlesbrough in tonight’s FA Cup clash due to injuries. Spurs made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Monday. Mourinho’s side head to the game following a 1-0 defeat against Premier League leaders, Liverpool over the weekend. The statement read: “Jose Mourinho has no fresh injury concerns ahead of our FA Cup third-round replay against Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening (8.05pm). “Ben Davies (ankle), Hugo Lloris (elbow) and Tanguy Ndombele (hip) all continue their rehabilitation. “Meanwhile, Harry Kane (hamstring) and Moussa Sissoko (knee) are both now recovering following surgery. “Jose hinted in his...
Arsenal Confirm Three Players That Will Miss Crystal Palace Clash
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Arsenal Confirm Three Players That Will Miss Crystal Palace Clash

Arsenal have confirmed that head coach, Mikel Arteta, will be without three first-team players when they travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday. Hector Bellerin is yet to fully recover from a tight right hamstring and the fullback will not feature in the London Derby. Calum Chambers has had surgery on ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. His rehabilitation process is expected to take up to nine months. Left-back Kieran Tierney misses out with a dislocated shoulder but should be back in full training by March. A club statement reads: “Hector Bellerin – Tight right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Crystal Palace (a). “Calum Chambers – Left knee. Ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Chelsea (h) on 29 December. Successful surgery completed. Rehabilit...
Enugu Airport To Be Opened Before Easter – Aviation Minister
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Enugu Airport To Be Opened Before Easter – Aviation Minister

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, today inspected the ongoing rehabilitation of the runway of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu with the Enugu State Deputy Governor, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Chairman, House Committee on Aviation, Federal House of Respresentatives, Hon. Nnoli Nnaji, the Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu, the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji and the delegation from the South East Governors Forum' Enugu Airport/Palliative Works Committee, among others. Briefing newsmen after the inspection, the minister expressed satisfaction with the extent of work done so far, reassuring that the airport will be reopened before Easter as earlier promised. In her remarks, Enugu...
Nigerian Military Not Recruiting Boko Haram Ex-Fighters – DHQ
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Nigerian Military Not Recruiting Boko Haram Ex-Fighters – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has debunked reports that it was recruiting Boko Haram ex- fighters into the Nigerian military, insisting that such reports were false. According to a statement signed by Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the claims was not true and there was no such plans in the offing by the military. He noted that the de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration program which was ongoing was a Federal Government program conducted under the auspices of Operation Safe Corridor as a non- kinetic operation. A According to him, over 250 repentant insurgents who willingly abandoned their struggle and surrendered to federal troops have been de-radicalized, rehabilitated and re-integrated into the society by their respective state govern...
Enugu Airport To Be Ready By April 2020 – Hadi Sirika
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Enugu Airport To Be Ready By April 2020 – Hadi Sirika

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said on Tuesday that he will be relocating his office to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu temporary to directly supervise the rehabilitation of the airport which he said will be completed before the end of April 2020. The Minister also announced that the new terminal building for the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos and the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano will be ready before the end of the year. Sirika who spoke while defending his ministry’s budget before the House on Aviation said with the approval of N10 billion for the Enugu Airport by the President, the contractors are expected to mobilise to site as soon as possible, adding that the President has already directed all agencies associated with th...
Lagos Bad Roads: Lists Of Roads Lagos Govt Will Be Working On Immediately
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Lagos Bad Roads: Lists Of Roads Lagos Govt Will Be Working On Immediately

As it was earlier reported by AutoReportNG that Lagos Gov., Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared a state of emergency on all Lagos roads and has mandated some selected construction companies to start work on rehabilitation as from today, you can read it here if you missed it. AutoReportNG has it on good authority that some roads have been selected for urgent repairs and work will begin on this road starting from today. The roads that will be rehabilitated and reconstructed include but are not limited to... IKEJA ZONE - Network of roads in Oregun IKEJA G.R.A - Network roads in Ikeja G- R- A Badagry (from Agbara to Badagry) - Agboju to Okokomaiko IKORODU ZONE - Ketu /Ojota section of Ikorodu - Ijede road to Ewu-Elepe - Oba Sekumade road - Agric Isawo road - Imota to...
Sanwo-Olu Declares State Of Emergency On Lagos Roads, Massive Rehabilitation Starts
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Sanwo-Olu Declares State Of Emergency On Lagos Roads, Massive Rehabilitation Starts

Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriage roads within the State with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's order on Sunday that massive rehabilitation work on critical roads and highways across the State must commence on Monday, 14th October 2019. Sanwo-Olu’s directive followed the conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms and a subsequent directive that work must commence on major highways identified as critical to reduce traffic congestions on highways in Lagos. The Governor said that eight engineering firms have been instructed to immediately mobilise to the respective sites and commence major construction work on the identified roads. He said: “This afternoon, we have just concluded mee...
FG Approves Construction/Rehabilitation Of 15 Roads At N182b
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FG Approves Construction/Rehabilitation Of 15 Roads At N182b

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday approved about N182 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of various roads across the country. The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, said this while briefing State House Correspondents on the outcome of the maiden FEC meeting held at the Presidential Council Chamber, Abuja. The roads are: 1. Lagos-Badagry express road to Benin Republic, at the cost of N15,297,762,234.22 2. The construction of two bridges at Kontagora-Rijau rod at the cost of N1.12 billion. 3. Construction of additional lane on Kano-Katsina road, at the cost of N9.4 billion. 4. Construction of Kontagora-Bangi road in Niger state, at the cost of N20.3 billion. 5. Rehabilitat...
Ogun, Lagos To Toll Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
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Ogun, Lagos To Toll Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

Ogun and Lagos States have requested for the handover of the Lagos-Sango Ota-Abeokuta expressway for reconstruction, rehabilitation and management. Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed this on Saturday. Abiodun disclosed he and Governor Jide Sanwo – Olu had put the request in writing, which he personally presented to Buhari few weeks ago. He expressed satisfaction the President too had seen the propriety of their request to take over the strategic road to bring succour to motorists, travellers and residents on the long corridor. Abiodun spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, at his investitures as the honorary Patron of the Abeokuta Club during the 2019 induction of 30 new members into the Club. He said the planned joint takeover of the Lagos – Sango Ota – Abeokuta w...
I’d Rather Help Chukwu, Others, Than Spend N50 Million On Champagne – Otedola
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I’d Rather Help Chukwu, Others, Than Spend N50 Million On Champagne – Otedola

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola has reiterated his desire to help more people with his wealth rather than to be wasteful like some of his associates who he claimed, spend as much as N50 million on champagne. Mr. Otedola made this remark when former Nigeria national team captain Christian Chukwu on his arrival from the United Kingdom visited the business mogul to acknowledge his support for his medical expenses. Though Mr. Otedola said he was humbled by the visit and acknowledgment by Mr. Chukwu, he said such philanthropic gestures are just a part of his nature. “I was moved when I heard about Mr. Chukwu’s situation because I remember that about 20 years ago, my father, the late Sir Michael Otedola also suffered a stroke from using fake aspirin,” he said. “This experience h...
500 Members Of Criminal Gang Surrender Their Arms In Bauchi
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500 Members Of Criminal Gang Surrender Their Arms In Bauchi

Punch Metro reports that over 500 members of a criminal gang in Bauchi, known by the street name, ‘Sara Suka’, have renounced their membership of the group and surrendered their weapons. The repentant youths, aged between 18 and 25, laid down their arms, which included machetes, clubs, Dane guns and jack knives, among others, at a ceremony held at the police command headquarters in Bauchi. Speaking at the ceremony, the state Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani, attributed the feat to the intense pressure put on the gang members as well as the command’s awareness campaigns and jingles on the ills and negative consequences of drug abuse and other crimes. He said, “Over 500 Sara Suka thugs have surrendered and renounced these acts of criminality in the state. It is worth noting that mo...
ABSUTH workers suspend 7 months strike
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ABSUTH workers suspend 7 months strike

The Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) has announced a suspension of the seven-month-old strike by the joint workers union with immediate effect. The Assistant Director, Public Relations Department of the hospital, Mr Joe Onwuka, announced the suspension in a statement he issued to newsmen in Aba on Tuesday. Onwuka said that the decision to suspend the action followed an agreement reached by the union with the hospital management and state government. “A communique, endorsed by all the leaders of the various industrial unions in the hospital, has consequently urged the workers to immediately resume duties from Wednesday, July 3,” he further stated. He said the union agreed to suspend the strike as a mark of respect for Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu’s personal intervention i...
Two died, and 8 injured in Ogun Auto crash during Sallah
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Two died, and 8 injured in Ogun Auto crash during Sallah

Two persons were on Tuesday confirmed dead in separate accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in Ogun. Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Wednesday. Oladele said that the first crash occurred around 4:52 am on the Lagos – Ibadan expressway at AP petrol station in Sagamu. He said that the accident, which involved an Iveco truck marked KTU 565 XW, was as a result of excessive speeding which led to loss of control. Oladele said that the accident involved three male adults, adding that two persons sustained injuries while one person died. The FRSC boss explained that the injured and the dead were taken to Olabisi Ona...
Juventus goalkeeper Szczesny undergoes knee surgery
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Juventus goalkeeper Szczesny undergoes knee surgery

The Polish international will begin rehabilitation work immediately a after successful operation Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has undergone surgery on his right knee, the club have announced. Outgoing boss Massimiliano Allegri confirmed the need for an operation last week but the Poland international was still on the substitutes' bench for the Serie A champions' season closer against Sampdoria on Sunday. A statement on the club's official website on Tuesday said that the keyhole surgery was successful and that Szczesny would begin rehabilitation work immediately.
Nigerian Girls Sold as Sex Slaves in Mali for N210,000 – NAPTIP
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Nigerian Girls Sold as Sex Slaves in Mali for N210,000 – NAPTIP

The plights of some Nigerian girls sold as as sex slaves in Mali have been brought up to the notice of the ECOWAS parliament by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP. NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, while speaking at a presentation to members of the ECOWAS Parliament. revealed that Nigerian girls were being sold for between N210,000 and N240,000 to work as prostitutes, Vanguard reports. NAPTIP is seeking an agreement between Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries to end the practice of Nigerian girls being used as sex slaves in Mali. Presenting the report of the fact-finding mission to Mali, Okah-Donli said that after being sold, the girls were made to pay back between N1.08 million and N1.2 million, usually within eight mo...
Federal Government Focused On Building Modern Prisons – Dambazau
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Federal Government Focused On Building Modern Prisons – Dambazau

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau has said the Federal Government has come up with plans of building modern prisons across the country. In an event held on Saturday in Abuja, the Minister said: “most of our prisons, particularly those situated in urban centres are more than a century old; over a hundred years old. So, what we do is to ensure that we build modern prisons that will meet the required universal standard for the treatment and rehabilitation of prison inmates”. Dambazzau offered some perspective at the inauguration of some projects at the Headquarters of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) in the nation’s capital, Pulse NG reports. According to him, the moribund correctional facilities in the country are in dire need of rehabilitation or outright replaceme...
The Federal Government is Focused on Building Modern Prisons – Abdulrahman Dambazau
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The Federal Government is Focused on Building Modern Prisons – Abdulrahman Dambazau

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau says the Federal Government has unveiled plans to invest in the building of modern prisons across the country. He disclosed this at an event held on Saturday in Abuja where he said “most of our prisons, particularly those situated in urban centres are more than a century old; over a hundred years old. So, what we do is to ensure that we build modern prisons that will meet the required universal standard for the treatment and rehabilitation of prison inmates". Dambazzau offered some perspective at the inauguration of some projects at the Headquarters of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) in the nation’s capital.  According to him, correctional facilities in the country are in dire need of rehabilitation or outright replacement. Nigeria ...
Windstorm Kills 3 People, 200 Houses Destroyed
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Windstorm Kills 3 People, 200 Houses Destroyed

Three people have died and 200 houses destroyed, following a rainstorm in Misau Town in Bauchi State. The Information Officer of the Misau Local Government Council, Mr Usman Yerima, confirmed the development on Friday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Yerima disclosed that the victims, included two men and a teenage girl, while 200 houses were destroyed during the fierce windstorm that was proceeded by heavy downpour. He said that most of the affected houses had their roofs blown off during the rain which lasted for over four hours. When contacted, the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Kabiru Yusuf-Kobi, said that he was yet to get official reports from authorities of the council. “We have hear...
Anambra Infant Correction Centre, Not A Prison – State Government
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Anambra Infant Correction Centre, Not A Prison – State Government

The Anambra State Government, through the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, in collaboration with JUNAPID and ROWNAC set to commence construction of correctional center in a parcel of land donated by Umunze community Orumba South LGA. Inspecting the parcel of land donated by Umunze community through the President General, Mr Boniface Akanyeonu, The Anambra State Commissioner For Women and Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue assured of the ministry's readiness in ending the issue of lack of facility to assist children in conflict with the law, during rehabilitation period. Honourable Mezue, spoke affectionately of Umunze people in their support to the government of the day in Anambra State, she further explained that, the center when completed will house international standard Ho...
Nigeria Prisons Dismisses Officer for Drug Trafficking
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Nigeria Prisons Dismisses Officer for Drug Trafficking

The management of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has dismissed a prison officer for trafficking illicit drugs in the prison yard. The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Mr Francis Enorbore, confirmed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Enorbore named the affected officer as Prison Assistant 1, Umar Adamu, NAN reports. He said that the Controller General of Prisons, (CGP) Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, had approved the recommendations of the Zone ‘C’ disciplinary committee for the officer’s dismissal. The statement read, “This followed the recommendation of the Zonal Disciplinary Committee that found the officer guilty of secreting illicit items such as Indian hemp (cannabis) and other intoxicants into the prison for inmates. “This is part of a conce...
Governor Ambode Begins Fixing of Potholes on 87 Major Roads in Lagos
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Governor Ambode Begins Fixing of Potholes on 87 Major Roads in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has begun immediate repairs of potholes across the State, with over 87 major roads enlisted for intervention. Special Adviser, Lagos State Public Works Corporation and Drainage, Engr. Temidayo Erinle, in a statement on Friday, said the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode had directed that the Corporation should commence immediate rehabilitation of critical roads across the State. He said the roads mapped out for repair were presently in terrible state, and that the situation was impeding free flow of traffic in those areas with its attendant consequences. "We have received quite a number of complaints from residents and motorists on the State of the roads and how it was directly affecting travel time which in turn has negative effects on the ease of...
NNPC Begins Rehabilitation Of Port Harcourt Refinery
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NNPC Begins Rehabilitation Of Port Harcourt Refinery

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday announced the formal commencement of the first phase of the rehabilitation of the 210,000 barrels per day capacity Port Harcourt refinery. Port Harcourt refinery complex also houses the 60,000 barrels per day old refinery that was built in 1965 and the 150,000 barrels per day new refinery, inaugurated in 1989. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, flagged-off the formal commencement of the rehabilitation work on the facility at the premises of the refinery in Port Harcourt on Thursday, 19 years after the last Turn Around Maintenance exercise of the nation’s premier refining plant. NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, in a statement issued in Abuja, said the project would be ...