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Akeredolu’s Order: Ondo Tackles Presidency, As Villa Defends Herdsmen
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Akeredolu’s Order: Ondo Tackles Presidency, As Villa Defends Herdsmen

The Presidency on Tuesday waded into the controversy generated by the directive of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, asking herdsmen to leave the state government forest reserves. Apart from ejecting the herdsmen, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu also banned under-aged grazing, night grazing, movement of cattle within the cities and highways. He also gave the herdsmen seven days ultimatum to comply with the order. However, the Secretary-General of the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Usman Baba-Ngelzerma, had reacted that the association had not been formally informed. But in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President called for restraint on the side of the state government and the Fulan...
Senate Tackles Lai Mohammed Over N250m Project
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Senate Tackles Lai Mohammed Over N250m Project

The Senate on Tuesday tackled the Minister of information, Lai Mohammed, over a controversial project fully funded by the Ministry of Finance for execution by his Ministry in the 2020 fiscal year. The project was tagged ERPG 10145116, and was listed as ‘completion of NTA Gashua sub-station ongoing’. The project had its allocation of N250m fully released to the Ministry. The Minister led other top officials of his Ministry to the Senate on Tuesday o defend their 2021 budget estimates. Chairman, Senate Committee on information, Abdullahi Sankara, maintained that the Minister has a lot of explanations to make over the project. He said that it was 100 per cent release of funds without any work commensurate to the full releases done on sight. The controversy over the proje...
Stamp Duty War: NIPOST Tackles FIRS Again
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Stamp Duty War: NIPOST Tackles FIRS Again

The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) has said the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) lied about NIPOST’s stamp duty account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). NIPOST’s General Manager Corporate Communications, Franklin Alao, said in a statement on Sunday that the NIPOST’s account with the CBN was duly opened for the purpose of stamp duty and was not illegal. “Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) attention has been drawn to a publication by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) that NIPOST operated an illegal stamp duty account. According to the publication, the Director of Communication and Liaison of FIRS made the statement in a series of tweets. “We hereby state categorically that the statement is false and was made to misinform and mislead members of the public,” Al...
“Mention What You Have Done To Uplift Women” – Twitter User To Tiwa Savage Over Recent Comment
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“Mention What You Have Done To Uplift Women” – Twitter User To Tiwa Savage Over Recent Comment

After former Mavin star, Tiwa Savage insinuated that she wasn’t protected enough by her fans in Nigeria, A Twitter user with the handle @bidemi_brooke has taken a hard swipe at music star. An online user @Lolly_funk had tweeted: “Nigerian women are always pulling Tiwa Savage down woow… She’s one of the few African women who put the continent on the map but the disrespect she receives from these women is disgusting” to which Tiwa Savage responded: “It’s always been like that, I doubt it will ever change. Maybe I for just jeje dey yankee dey sing my rnb because I see how hard the Rihanna navy, beehives, barbs protect their own.” That comment has caused an uproar on Twitter with some accusing her of not doing enough to earn the respect that she craved. Replying to Tiwa Savage’s c...
Coronavirus: We Should Be Helping People Offline – Patoranking Tackles His Colleagues Doing Giveaways Online
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Coronavirus: We Should Be Helping People Offline – Patoranking Tackles His Colleagues Doing Giveaways Online

Nigerian dancehall star, Patoranking has taken a swipe at his colleagues who in the last few days have launched giveaway campaigns online over the Coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet he shared, Patoranking stated that Nigerian artistes should be contributing money to help those offline as they are the most disadvantaged people at this time. He tweeted; Instead Make we artist come together and contribute money to support people, Those once wey no Dey online Oo, Wey understand wetin giveaway mean ( people for slums and ghetto) wey Dey disadvantaged due to this Covid-19 Lockdown, una Dey here Dey talk about this Vs This, Wise up. Patoranking also slammed a Twitter user who stated that entertainers must do giveaways online because “all work and no play makes Jack a fool”. ...
Ronaldo And Messi Donates €1m Each To Hospitals, To Tackles Coronavirus
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Ronaldo And Messi Donates €1m Each To Hospitals, To Tackles Coronavirus

As the world continues to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, the best footballers in the world; Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have donated € 1million each to different hospitals. Mundo Deportivo states that, Messi made the donation to Hospital Clinic, a public hospital in Barcelona, Spain. The hospital also confirmed receiving the money on their official Twitter page. Messi’s Ex- Barcelona boss, Pep Guardiola, also donated €1m towards the purchase and production of medical supplies and equipment with another Barcelona-based campaign. Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes have donated €1million, to help three intensive care units in Portugal in their fight against COVID-19. Their donation will go towards buying crucial equipment for ICUs at Lisbon’s Santa Maria Hospital a...
Sophia  Momodu tackles Davido that She Never Asked for a Lift
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Sophia Momodu tackles Davido that She Never Asked for a Lift

Short moment ago, Nigerian Singer, Davido denied taking Sophia Momodu on a vacation to Ghana, saying he only gave her a life. This clearly hasn’t gone down well with his first baby mama. For days now, there had been numerous reports that the Nigerian singer, took his baby mama on a vacation to Ghana, ignoring his girlfriend, Chioma. The singer took it upon himself to deny the reports, stating that it would make no sense for him to take Sophia Momodu on vacation, since he recently proposed to Chioma. He added that he only gave Sophia a lift, and urging the media to quit making false reports about him. He wrote; “I just want to drop a quick comment on the silly blogs headlines I’ve been seeing circulate about me ‘taking the mother of my first child on holiday to Ghana’ and re...
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Femi Adesina Tackles US, Says No One Appointed America World Police

The presidency has again asked the U.S. to stop interfering in Nigeria’s matters. Femi Adesina, the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this while reacting to a U.S. report that includes Nigeria as one of the countries with religious freedom violations. He appeared on Channels Television “Sunday Politics” programme. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the U.S. placed Nigeria in the same category as Russia, Cuba and Uzbekistan for its attitude towards religious freedom. The inclusion of Nigeria on the list was announced by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. They made reference to the killings of Shiite protesters and the violence in Nigeria’s middle belt as some of the reasons for its stance. In its earlier reaction on Sunday, Nigeria government through Min...
‘Our Lawyers Spent 4 Hours Waiting To Receive Sowore’ — Falana Tackles DSS
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‘Our Lawyers Spent 4 Hours Waiting To Receive Sowore’ — Falana Tackles DSS

Femi Falana, senior of advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says lawyers waited to receive Omoyele Sowore at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) after a court order to release him was served. The DSS had on Friday said it received the order to free the convener of the Revolution Now movement, but there was no one to stand on his behalf. But in a statement, Falana, lead counsel to Sowore, said the DSS statement is misleading as the agency already told the lawyers that Sowore would be released. “On 6/11/19 the bailiff of the federal high court wanted to serve the reproduction warrants issued by the court on the Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS). But the SSS asked the Bailiff to call back at 10.00 am on 7/11/19. The bailiff did and was able to serv...
James not afraid of ‘rough treatment’ in the Premier League after Tottenham tackles
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James not afraid of ‘rough treatment’ in the Premier League after Tottenham tackles

The winger was the target of a few tough tackles against Spurs, but it is not something that worries him ahead of the new season Manchester United winger Daniel James is not afraid of receiving some "rough treatment" in his first season in the Premier League. The 21-year-old was subjected to some tough tackling in the 2-1 International Champions Cup win over Tottenham, twice by Moussa Sissoko, and Mauricio Pochettino apologised for his team's behaviour after the match. James was also something of a target in pre-season wins over Inter and Perth Glory, his pace causing particular problems during what has been an impressive first few weeks as a United player.
Afenifere Tackles Junaid Mohammed Over Noise Makers’ Comment
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Afenifere Tackles Junaid Mohammed Over Noise Makers’ Comment

THE pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, yesterday, berated a Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, for describing leaders of the group as noisemakers. Mohammed, in an interview with a national newspaper (not Vanguard), had accused some leaders of Afenifere of making provocative statements. He said the Yoruba leaders learned no lesson from the Biafran war, describing them as “noisemakers” who will be the first to flee if war breaks out. But Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, described Mohammed’s remarks as unfortunate, saying “Dr. Junaid Mohammed is the greatest noise maker from Arewa land.” Odumakin said: “What is so pathetic is that his house is not rhythmic. He shouts here today and blows there tomorrow. He makes all manner...
Oyetola: Presidency Tackles Atiku Over Comments On Supreme Court Judgement
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Oyetola: Presidency Tackles Atiku Over Comments On Supreme Court Judgement

The Presidency on Friday tackled former Vice President and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, over his comments on the Supreme Court judgement affirming the election of Mr Gboyega Oyetola as governor of Osun State. Commenting on the judgement, Atiku, in a statement, had said: “I urge the nation’s judiciary to take a pulse of the nation and reflect it. “In their hands, God has placed a great responsibility. The duty to ensure that justice is done, irrespective of the pressure to do otherwise by the powers that be.” But the Presidency, in a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that it found Atiku’s reaction very ridiculous, and comical. The statement reads: “Many things fly in the face ...
Afenifere Tackles Osinbajo: You Are A Pastor, Stop Lying; Nigeria Not Safe –
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Afenifere Tackles Osinbajo: You Are A Pastor, Stop Lying; Nigeria Not Safe –

The Pan Yoruba Socio-political group, Afenifere, has carpeted Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, over his claim that the ongoing insecurity in the country particularly kidnapping and banditry were being exaggerated by Nigerians. The General Assembly of the group on Tuesday at the Akure home of its leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, who berated Prof. Osinbajo over the comment made on Sunday while addressing some Nigerians in New York, maintained that the growing trends of insecurity in the country is an indication of a failed state, particularly with the recent security alerts issued by the United Kingdom and United States of America to their citizens over security threats in most parts of the country. While stating that the development calls for concern, the group stressed that it...
Pitch Invader Ran On The Pitch, Chile Player Tackles Him, Suarez Ran To Referee
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Pitch Invader Ran On The Pitch, Chile Player Tackles Him, Suarez Ran To Referee

This Is Real Madness I Have Ever Seen In Football! Pitch Invader Ran On The Pitch, Chile Player Tackles Him, Suarez Ran To Referee To Book Him. Meanwhile in the Copa America. A pitch invader ran on the pitch with a chicken mask, kept sprinting around the players and then Chilean player Gonzalo Jara decided to tackle him. This happened last night during Uruguay vs Chile. Luis Suarez ran to the referee to tell him to book the opponent for kicking a pitch invader running on the field.
Church Of Satan Tackles Fani kayode on Twitter
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Church Of Satan Tackles Fani kayode on Twitter

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, and the Church of Satan clashed on Twitter on Monday over a former New York City prosecutor, Linda Fairstein. Fani-Kayode had taken to his social media handle to lambast Fairstein who led the prosecution of the Central Park Five case, wherein five teenagers, four African-American and one Hispanic, were wrongfully convicted for the 1989 rape and assault in Central Park of a white female jogger.
Super Eagles Boss Rohr Rules Out Friendly Against Morocco Ahead Of AFCON 2019 (See Why)
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Super Eagles Boss Rohr Rules Out Friendly Against Morocco Ahead Of AFCON 2019 (See Why)

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has ruled out the possibility of a pre-Africa Cup of Nations friendly with Morocco. Earlier this week, it was speculated that Herve Renard’s side are set to trade tackles with Nigeria. However, Rohr has now cleared the air, stating that the tune-up encounter cannot be fixed into their plans. “It was about organising this friendly match, but unfortunately it can not be done,” Rohr told Medias 24. Last week, the Nigeria Football Federation released pre-AFCON plans for the Super Eagles, confirming friendly matches against Zimbabwe and Senegal. Camping ahead of the tournament begins on June 2.
N10m Donation: Magu Tackles Ganduje, Says EFCC Does Not Accept Donations
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N10m Donation: Magu Tackles Ganduje, Says EFCC Does Not Accept Donations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied receiving N10million donation from Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to organise anti-corruption marathon. Earlier today, a statement by the Mr Ganduje’s spokesman, Aminu Yassar, said the governor had donated the money to EFCC, ICPC and Athletic Federation of Nigeria for the anti-corruption campaign. But in a swift reaction by the spokesman for the EFCC, Tony Orilade, the commission distanced itself from receiving any donation from the state governor. “The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a trending story in the social media concerning a purported statement credited to the media aide of the Kano State governor to the effect that the Commission got a N10 Million ...
Imo APC Crisis: Okorocha’s Son In-law Tackles Oshiomhole, Says ”you’re Not God’
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Imo APC Crisis: Okorocha’s Son In-law Tackles Oshiomhole, Says ”you’re Not God’

Son in-law of Governor Rochas Okorocha and governorship hopeful, Uche Nwosu, has slammed the National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, for cancelling the state party primary where he emerged the party's governorship candidate for the 2019 election. Nwosu was reacting to the statement of Oshiomhole after his (Nwosu) name was dropped for Senator Hope Uzodinma as the governorship candidate of APC in Imo state. In a statement released, Nwosu who is married to Imo sate Governor, Okorocha's daughter and was being prepared to take over office come 2019, accused Oshiomole of working against his emergence as the next governor and “The insinuation by the National Chairman that my ambition suffered setback because of the ambition of the Governor Rochas Okorocha is ...