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Eid el-Kabir: SWAN FCT rejoices with Muslims, harps on tolerance, obedience

August 12, 2019 Admin III 0

The Chairman of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), FCT chapter, Comrade Ndubueze Chidoka has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah, particularly in the Nation’s capital, on the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. Comrade Chidoka who spoke in Abuja through a press statement signed by the association’s Secretary Ikenna Okonkwo on Sunday, reminded Muslim faithful and indeed all Sports Writers within Read More

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INEC strategising for better elections in 2023 — Okoye

July 1, 2019 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said its ongoing review of the 2019 general elections was to determine areas requiring improvement for better outcomes in 2023. INEC National Commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education Mr Festus Okoye Sunday in Kaduna said the review would enable the commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections. Okoye was Read More

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Champions League: Simeone fined but escapes touchline ban

March 7, 2019 Admin III 0

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been fined 20,000 euros (£17,000) for his celebration against Juventus in the Champions League. The Argentine turned towards fans and grabbed his crotch after Jose Maria Gimenez opened the scoring in a 2-0 last 16 first-leg victory. Simeone did not receive a touchline ban so will be able to sit on the bench for Read More

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Bishop urges Nigerians to accept Buhari’s re-election as will of God

March 3, 2019 Admin III 0

Humphrey Olumakaiye, Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion), has urged all Nigerians to accept the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari as the will of God. Olumakaiye made the call Sunday at the diocesan rally which was part of the activities marking the Centenary Celebration of the diocese of Lagos at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos. He said Read More

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Emirates celebrates love for Nigerian travellers on Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2019 Admin III 0

Emirates is celebrating the season of love with its Nigerian customers on board and across its lounges worldwide this Valentine’s Day. The company said celebrations will kick off in Emirates’ network of lounges, and climax on-board with a refreshed Valentine’s Day offering to create a memorable travel experience for customers. According to Emirates, Nigerian travellers who coincidentally are in Dubai Read More

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Bauchi enrolls 16, 588 living with HIV–Agency

December 3, 2018 Admin III 0

The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS,  Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA) has disclosed that the state had in the last 12 months enrolled 16, 588 people living with HIV on treatment as against 13, 503 in 2017. Executive Chairman of the Agency, Dr Muhammad Sambo Alkali disclosed this yesterday during the occasion of the 2018 World AIDS Day celebration organized by BACATMA Read More

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Bafana to play Paraguay in Mandela challenge

November 14, 2018 Admin III 0

Bafana Bafana will play Paraguay in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Centenary celebrations at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday, 20 November. The match will kick off at 19h00 and comes three days after South Africa’s Africa Cup of Nations match against Nigeria at FNB Stadium on 17 November 2018. SA Football Association (Safa) President, Dr Danny Jordaan who made the announcement 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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…NSCDC assures residents of safety

December 31, 2017 Admin III 0

By Baba Yusuf Abuja Residents of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been assured of their safety, even as they go about celebrating the successful crossover into the New Year, 2018. They are implored to fully participate in the celebrations, having nothing to worry about as measures have been taken to safeguard lives and property within the nation’s capital Read More

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How we achieved crime-free Christmas in Plateau – Police

December 27, 2017 Admin III 0

The Plateau Police Command has attributed the crime-free Christmas celebration in the state to its ban on the use of fireworks, restriction of tricycles and cancellation of personnel’s leave. Spokesperson for the command, Terna Tyopev, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Jos. Tyopev said that the command also deployed armed personnel in Read More

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Bauchi pensioners appeal to gov over N25bn gratuity

December 12, 2017 Admin III 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi Pensioners in Bauchi state under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) have appealed to Governor Mohammed Abubakar to settle their outstanding gratuity of N25 billion. Addressing journalists yesterday in Bauchi while marking this year’s Pensioners Day celebrations, the state chairman of the union, Alhaji Habu Gar, flanked by the state chairmen of the Read More

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Kuje FRSC flags off 2017 ember months campaign

December 6, 2017 Admin III 0

By Donald Iorchir Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kuje unit command, has flagged off this year’s ember months’ campaign, describing it as “a period of joyful celebration and not crazy displays on the highways.” The Kuje unit commander in-charge, Assistant Corps Commander (ACC), Solomon Igbogbo, stated this while flagging off the campaign in Kuje at the weekend, called on motorists, Read More

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Nigerians charged to support disabled persons

December 5, 2017 Admin III 0

  By Ene Osang Abuja Nigerians have been reminded of their responsibility to assist People With Disabilities (PWDs) to enable them to have a sense of belonging to the society. Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, gave the charge yesterday in Abuja at the event to mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities Read More

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Divergent view on Celebration Mawlid

December 1, 2017 Admin III 0

By Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid Praise be to Allaah. There is nothing in the Qur’aan to say that we should celebrate the Mawlid or birthday of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The Prophet himself (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do this or command anyone to do it, either during his Read More