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What kim Jon Un is up to

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

In the course of the week, the media was awash with the visit to China, of the North Korean Supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, his first ever visit outside North Korea since taking over the reins of government in 2011 following the death of his father. The China visit came in the wake of the announcement of a possible meet Read More

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Zamfara killings that won’t just stop

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

With the death, early in March, 2018, of the notorious armed bandit, Buharin Daji, terrorising villages in Zamfara State it was thought the orgy of violence imposed on the communities was over. But the palpable peace lasted only a couple of weeks, before the killings resumed with total mindlessness. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 local vigilante members in the village Read More

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Secret Cults: Secondary schools as new theatre of war

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

The recent clash between rival secret cults which left a student of Government Secondary School, Karu dead, has resurrected the fear that secret cults are now shifting base from tertiary institutions to secondary schools as SAMSON BENJAMIN examines in this report. Before now, the delinquent behavior was confined to tertiary institutions and when it even started, secret cults were like Read More

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Tenure elongation: Tinubu triumphs over Oyegun in the race for 2019

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

In February, the National Executive Committee(NEC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) gave the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee(NWC) a one year tenure extension. However, at the last meeting, President Muhammadu Buhari literally reversed it, arguing that the extension is unconstitutional. In this report, BODE OLAGOKE highlights the events that led to the president’s intervention and how APC National Leader, Read More

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Our senators and the Tanimola mentality

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

As recently as three or so weeks ago, the fiery civil rights activist and first-term Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Shehu Sani, stirred the hornet’s nest with the revelation that was not quite new. Comrade Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) told a bemused populace that each of Read More

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FG names Secondus, Metuh, Dokpesi looters

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has replied the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the challenge to President Muhammdu Buhari’s administration to name looters under the party’s 16 years rule in the country. In a press statement in Abuja, the minister named the current PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus as one of the looters. He accused Read More

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Ortom worries over children in IDP camps

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

  Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, has expressed worries over increasing number of children and elderly in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and calls on Nigerians as well corporate organisations to assist the State Government in managing the humanitarian crisis. Ortom, in his Easter message, signed by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase and made available to newsmen in Read More

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Easter: NSCDC deploys 3,000 in FCT

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

  In order to enhance security throughout the Easter festivities in the nation’s capital, no fewer than 3,000 personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been deployed to strategic places in the FCT. Commandant of the FCT command of NSCDC, Patrick Ukpan, through a statement signed the Corps Public Relations Officer (PRO), Akinbinu David, emphasised the Read More

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JAMB candidates protest ”irregularities”

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

About 95 candidates who reportedly registered to write the just concluded Joint Administration and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME),in Ebonyi state, on Friday protested against alleged irregularities during the exam. According to them, the irregularities include not being allowed to write the exams in some of the centres in the state and disappearance of their results from Read More

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Buhari receives Naomi Campbell at Eko Atlantic

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

  President Muhammad Buhari on Friday met with British model Naomi Campbell on an inspection tour of the Eko Atlantic real estate project in Lagos. The Thursday morning assessment was part of Mr. Buhari’s visit to Lagos for the 66th birthday events of Bola Tinubu. The State House was the first to post Mr Buhari’s rendezvous with Ms Campbell on Read More

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Herdsmen killing: Taraba loses confidence in troops

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

  The Taraba state government has raised the alarm that it no longer enjoys the confidence of the federal government security apparatus deployed to the state. The Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Dan Bala Abu, who spoke with journalists on Friday in Abuja, said that although there was relative peace now in Taraba, the Read More

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PDP’s apology not enough – Presidency

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

  The Presidency has advised Nigerians to be cautious of the “less-than-honest” apology offered by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus. Secondus had apologised on behalf of the PDP for all wrongs committed by the party while it ruled Nigeria for 16 years. The position of the Presidency on Friday reaffirmed an earlier reaction by the Minister Read More

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‘40,000 children to benefit from free eye care service’

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

  As part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has concluded plans to offer free eye care services to over 40, 000 children nationwide. At the launch of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Dr. Damian Echendu, National President of the association, said the initiative was to help in correcting errors of refraction aimed at Read More

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Reps Dep Majority Leader Jibril, buried

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

The member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Umar Jibril, is dead, aged 58. Jibril died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja, one of his political associates, Amuda Dan Sulaiman, confirmed. Until his death, Jibril was the Deputy Majority Leader of the House and former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly. Speaker, House Read More

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Anti party activities: ADP expels Kogi chair, 2 others

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

  The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) said it has approved the expulsion of its Kogi state chairman, Dr. Abdul Denja, and two others for allegedly playing anti party activities. In a statement issued Friday in Abuja by its director of media, Kayode Jacobs, the party said the decision was taken at the zonal meeting of North-central Read More

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Easter: Fayemi urges greater love, peaceful co-existence

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

  As Christians in the country celebrate Easter festival, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has called for greater love, unity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence among the citizens. He said these were the hallmark of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ and described these as panacea to nation’s challenges. Fayemi, while congratulating Christians for the successful Read More

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Bama IDPs’ return hinges on military assurances – Gov Shettima

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Borno state Governor, , Kashim Shettima, has said that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Bama local government will return in batches to their re-built communities after assurance by the military of security of the area. Shettima said he would adhere to global standard for returning displaced persons to their homes rather than bowing to mob pressure. “We have to put Read More

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Title bout: D-day as Joshua, Parker finally clash in Cardiff

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Boxing fans all over the world are expecting an explosive bout that will bring back the era of the legendary Muhammad Ali and Iron Mike Tyson who rode the boxing world like a colossus. Heavyweight boxers, Nigerian-born British boxer Anthony Joshua and New Zealander, Joseph Parker will both put their belts on the line in a major title fight so Read More

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Premier League: Week 32 preview Reds kick off League return

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

  A fiery clash kicks off the return of the Premier League when Crystal Palace take on Liverpool at Selhurst Park. There’s a lot to play for as Palace are 16th on the log, just two points clear of the drop zone. A crucial win over Huddersfield lifted them out of the zone but defeat could see them slip right Read More

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Grace Mugabe’s farm invaded by Zimbabwe gold diggers

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Illegal workers have invaded the farm of former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe to mine for gold. Reporters from the Zimbabwean newspaper Newsday found them uprooting lemon trees, digging shafts and loading gold ore into lorries. After unsuccessfully confronting them on Thursday, Mrs Mugabe reported the matter to the police. The farm is in Mazowe, where she had forcefully evicted Read More

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Dwindling fanfare of Easter

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Owing to so many reasons, including the downturn of the economy and different interpretations about its significance, Easter celebration has been fast losing its pomp and pageantry in recent times. ELEOJO IDACHABA went to town to find out if this year’s celebration will be different but he heard the same old complaints, with a few exceptions, of why this one Read More

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Celine Dion: Celebrating music icon at 50

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Hip Hop mogul, Diddy has revealed that he is working on an app that will promote black businesses in the United States. According to him, the app will help users identify businesses owned by black people in their community. Diddy also revealed that he is talking to Jay-Z about the app, adding that it is part of their black excellence Read More

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Don Jazzy `weeps’ as popular blogger Linda Ikeji gets hooked

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

  Music mogul, Michael Collins Ajereh a.k.a Don Don Jazzy, who has not hidden his crush on famous blogger Linda Ikeji, `weeps’ over the news of her engagement. According to some online reports on Wednesday, Linda’s ex-boyfriend recently relocated to Nigeria where the lovebirds decided to rekindle their love affair and got engaged. Don Jazzy, whose hidden crush on the Read More

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African taekwondo championship: Nigeria’s Olowookere wins medal

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

Commonwealth Champion, Shola Olowookere has won a Bronze medal in the Male -68kg category at the on-going African Taekwondo Championships in Agadir, Morocco. In his first international since winning the Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships in 2014, the 21-year old Olowookere defeated Ethiopia’s Musa Hassen 28 to 10 points in the Round of 16, Cote D’Ivoire’s Peken Logbo 16 to 2 points Read More

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Women football ‘turning around’ under Pinnick –Aide

March 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The current board of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has wallowed from one form of controversy to another as long as administration of the country’s soccer especially Women football is concerned. NFF President’s Aides on Women football, Harry Awurumibe, this time choose to shed light on some of the raging issues. IKENNA OKONKWO and PAUL OKAH bring this thought to you. Read More