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Woman to marry video game after failed relationship with calculator

Noorul Mahjabeen Hassan, a 20-year-old mathematics student from Orlando, Florida, United States, is set to marry a popular computer game – Tetris. This is coming after she lost her ex-lover Pierre, a calculator in a fatal accident. Pierre is said to have me

Works ministry executed no capital project in 2017, says Fashola

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said the works ministry was not able to implement capital projects for in 2017. Fashola said this on Wednesday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Works to defe
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Works ministry executed no capital project in 2017, says Fashola

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said the works ministry was not able to implement capital projects for in 2017. Fashola said this on Wednesday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Works to defend 2018 budget proposed by his of the ministry. A member of the […]

UPDATED: Twin suicide attacks kill 10, injure dozens in Maiduguri

Ten people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday in a double suicide-bomb attack in Borno State capital, Maiduguri, a civilian militia leader and a resident told AFP. The blasts happened in the Muna Garage area of the Borno state capital, in a market us
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UPDATED: Twin suicide attacks kill 10, injure dozens in Maiduguri

Ten people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday in a double suicide-bomb attack in Borno State capital, Maiduguri, a civilian militia leader and a resident told AFP. The blasts happened in the Muna Garage area of the Borno state capital, in a market used mainly by internally displaced people from a nearby camp. “I […]

Flair, parties, the exuberant world of Ronaldinho

The man who once lobbed England’s David Seaman from 40 yards, Ronaldinho has officially hung up his boots following a career of backheels, nutmegs, no-look passes, and Parisian party nights. Tricks, flicks and stepovers, to watch Ronaldinho play in his
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Flair, parties, the exuberant world of Ronaldinho

The man who once lobbed England’s David Seaman from 40 yards, Ronaldinho has officially hung up his boots following a career of backheels, nutmegs, no-look passes, and Parisian party nights. Tricks, flicks and stepovers, to watch Ronaldinho play in his prime was to savour a festival of the “jogo bonito” — the beautiful game in […]

ICYMI: How DSS tracked kidnap kingpin, Don Waney – Source

A top official of the Department of State Security on Wednesday revealed how a kidnap kingpin, Don Waney, was tracked to his hideout in Enugu. Waney allegedly masterminded the killings of 23 worshipers on New Year’s Day, in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local
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ICYMI: How DSS tracked kidnap kingpin, Don Waney – Source

A top official of the Department of State Security on Wednesday revealed how a kidnap kingpin, Don Waney, was tracked to his hideout in Enugu. Waney allegedly masterminded the killings of 23 worshipers on New Year’s Day, in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers. TRENDING: Three-week-old baby girl hospitalised after father’s slap – Police The source, on […]

Pay me as high as Messi or I leave, Ronaldo tells Madrid’s bosses

Real Madrid’s Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reportedly told his bosses at the Santiago Bernabeu to pay him as much as what  his arch-rival, Lionel Messi, earns at Barcelona. He threatened to leave if he was not paid as much. According t
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Pay me as high as Messi or I leave, Ronaldo tells Madrid’s bosses

Real Madrid’s Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reportedly told his bosses at the Santiago Bernabeu to pay him as much as what  his arch-rival, Lionel Messi, earns at Barcelona. He threatened to leave if he was not paid as much. According to reports from Europe, the 32-year-old talisman demanded a whopping £17m pay rise that […]

Buhari to lead Nigerian delegation to AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari would lead Nigerian delegation to the 30th Ordinary Session of Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government summit in Addis Ababa next week. The Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, made this
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Buhari to lead Nigerian delegation to AU summit

President Muhammadu Buhari would lead Nigerian delegation to the 30th Ordinary Session of Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government summit in Addis Ababa next week. The Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, made this known on Wednesday in Abuja while fielding questions from newsmen. He said the ordinary session would […]

CBN plan aggressive push of tomato, cocoa, palm oil production

The Central Bank of Nigeria says it will aggressively push and support farmers to boost the production of tomato, cocoa and palm oil across the country in 2018. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this when he visited the Minister of Agriculture a
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CBN plan aggressive push of tomato, cocoa, palm oil production

The Central Bank of Nigeria says it will aggressively push and support farmers to boost the production of tomato, cocoa and palm oil across the country in 2018. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this when he visited the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, in Abuja on Wednesday. Emefiele said […]

Health worker inflicts injury on homehelp with hot knife

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command says it has in its custody a health worker, Yewande Gbadebo, who allegedly used hot knife to inflict injuries on the body of her 17-year-old homehelp, Janet. She said the homehelp had eaten a piece of br
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Health worker inflicts injury on homehelp with hot knife

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command says it has in its custody a health worker, Yewande Gbadebo, who allegedly used hot knife to inflict injuries on the body of her 17-year-old homehelp, Janet. She said the homehelp had eaten a piece of bread without her approval. The arrest of the suspect, who worked […]

Customs deny killing rice smuggler in Abule Egba, Lagos

The Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service, Zone A, Ikeja says no life was lost in its officers’ encounter with an alleged rice smuggler in the early hours of Wednesday in Lagos. The Public Relations Officer of the unit, Mr Jerry Attah, in
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Customs deny killing rice smuggler in Abule Egba, Lagos

The Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service, Zone A, Ikeja says no life was lost in its officers’ encounter with an alleged rice smuggler in the early hours of Wednesday in Lagos. The Public Relations Officer of the unit, Mr Jerry Attah, in a statement same day, said the unit was responding to […]

Shiite members, coalition demand El-Zakyzaky’s release 

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja  Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and a coalition of civil society groups on Wednesday demanded the release of the Shiite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, from detention.  The coalition joined the Shiite members to protest the
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Shiite members, coalition demand El-Zakyzaky’s release 

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja  Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and a coalition of civil society groups on Wednesday demanded the release of the Shiite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, from detention.  The coalition joined the Shiite members to protest the continued incarceration of the cleric by the Department of State Services for the past two years. The […]

[Updated] Twin suicide attacks kill 10, injure dozens in Maiduguri

Ten people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday in a double suicide-bomb attack in Borno State capital, Maiduguri, a civilian militia leader and a resident told AFP. The blasts happened in the Muna Garage area of the Borno state capital, in a market us
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[Updated] Twin suicide attacks kill 10, injure dozens in Maiduguri

Ten people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday in a double suicide-bomb attack in Borno State capital, Maiduguri, a civilian militia leader and a resident told AFP. The blasts happened in the Muna Garage area of the Borno state capital, in a market used mainly by internally displaced people from a nearby camp. “I […]

Naira exchanges at N360.56 against dollar at investors’ window

The Naira on Wednesday traded at N360.56 against the dollar at the investors’ window. The Nigerian currency was sold at N362 to the dollar at the parallel market, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N492 and N440. At the Bureau De Change window
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Naira exchanges at N360.56 against dollar at investors’ window

The Naira on Wednesday traded at N360.56 against the dollar at the investors’ window. The Nigerian currency was sold at N362 to the dollar at the parallel market, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N492 and N440. At the Bureau De Change window, the naira exchanged at N362 to the dollar, while […]

Uncle rapes, murders niece, keeps her body in freezer

A young woman was raped and murdered by her “obsessed” uncle before her body was padlocked in a deep freezer, a court heard. Celine Dookhran, 20, was kidnapped along with a second woman by Mujahid Arshid, 33, and his employee Vincent Tappu, 28, who took t
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Uncle rapes, murders niece, keeps her body in freezer

A young woman was raped and murdered by her “obsessed” uncle before her body was padlocked in a deep freezer, a court heard. Celine Dookhran, 20, was kidnapped along with a second woman by Mujahid Arshid, 33, and his employee Vincent Tappu, 28, who took them to a six-bedroom house that Arshid, a builder, had […]

PHOTOS: Police parade suspected kidnappers, car snatchers in Niger

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Jimoh Moshood, on Wednesday paraded suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and car snatchers with recovered vehicles at Gawu Babangida Police station, Niger State. Photos: Olatunji Obasa.
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PHOTOS: Police parade suspected kidnappers, car snatchers in Niger

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Jimoh Moshood, on Wednesday paraded suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and car snatchers with recovered vehicles at Gawu Babangida Police station, Niger State. Photos: Olatunji Obasa.

Everton sign Arsenal winger Walcott

Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million ($34 million, 28.3 million euros) on Wednesday. Walcott had been out of favour with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for much of this season and has opted to move to Goo
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Everton sign Arsenal winger Walcott

Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million ($34 million, 28.3 million euros) on Wednesday. Walcott had been out of favour with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for much of this season and has opted to move to Goodison Park in a bid to kick-start his faltering career. […]

[PHOTOS] Oymyakon, coldest village in the world, where even people’s eyelashes freeze

As the United Kingdom sees the return of snow and sub-zero temperatures, it’s nothing compared to what goes on in the Russian village of Oymyakon – regarded as the coldest village in the world. The village has recorded official lows of -59C in recent days
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[PHOTOS] Oymyakon, coldest village in the world, where even people’s eyelashes freeze

As the United Kingdom sees the return of snow and sub-zero temperatures, it’s nothing compared to what goes on in the Russian village of Oymyakon – regarded as the coldest village in the world. The village has recorded official lows of -59C in recent days, and this week was hovering anywhere between -40C and -50C. […]

Latest job vacancies

VACANIES:  ELIZADE UNIVERSITY hereby invites suitably qualified candidates to fill teaching and non-teaching staff positions. Lecturers are needed in the following faculties: Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical El
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Latest job vacancies

VACANIES:  ELIZADE UNIVERSITY hereby invites suitably qualified candidates to fill teaching and non-teaching staff positions. Lecturers are needed in the following faculties: Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Electronics, Communication and ITC, Biochemistry and Applied Geophysics, Law and Mass communication. Non-teaching positions are: Principal Assistant Registrar, Senior Assistant Registrar, Assistant Registrar and Confidential Secretary. […]

Japanese train barks like dog to curb crashes with deer

A new gadget that blares the sounds of dogs barking and deer snorting from a train is helping reduce the number of collisions in Japan. The contraption, fitted to a Japanese train, was invented to reduce the number of collisions with deer. And apparently it
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Japanese train barks like dog to curb crashes with deer

A new gadget that blares the sounds of dogs barking and deer snorting from a train is helping reduce the number of collisions in Japan. The contraption, fitted to a Japanese train, was invented to reduce the number of collisions with deer. And apparently its actually working. Officials from the Railway Technical Research Institute, which came […]

We don’t have land for cattle colonies, Taraba govt says

Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo The Taraba State Government on Wednesday said the state has no land for cattle colonies as is being proposed by the Federal Government. The state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Yusufu Akirikwen, disclosed this in a
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We don’t have land for cattle colonies, Taraba govt says

Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo The Taraba State Government on Wednesday said the state has no land for cattle colonies as is being proposed by the Federal Government. The state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Yusufu Akirikwen, disclosed this in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH in Jalingo. Akirikwen said the state government has enacted a […]

We don’t have land for cattle colonies, Taraba Govt says

Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo The Taraba State Government on Wednesday said the state has no land for cattle colonies as is being proposed by the Federal Government. The state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Yusufu Akirikwen, disclosed this in a
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We don’t have land for cattle colonies, Taraba Govt says

Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo The Taraba State Government on Wednesday said the state has no land for cattle colonies as is being proposed by the Federal Government. The state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Yusufu Akirikwen, disclosed this in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH in Jalingo. Akirikwen said the state government has enacted a […]

Petrol: Reps summon Kachikwu, GMD NNPC over “illegal” payment of N300bn subsidy

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Maikanti Baru, over the reintroduction of
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Petrol: Reps summon Kachikwu, GMD NNPC over “illegal” payment of N300bn subsidy

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Maikanti Baru, over the reintroduction of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (petrol). The House described the act as an “illegality”, having been done […]

Civil servants protest in Benin over right to strike

Civil servants in Benin walked out on Wednesday, calling for the repeal of a new law banning them from taking industrial action. The three-day strike, called for by seven trade unions representing public sector workers in areas such as health and the justice
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Civil servants protest in Benin over right to strike

Civil servants in Benin walked out on Wednesday, calling for the repeal of a new law banning them from taking industrial action. The three-day strike, called for by seven trade unions representing public sector workers in areas such as health and the justice system, began on Tuesday. Many courts, schools and medical clinics in the […]

Why some couples avoid sex during pregnancy —Study

One in six couples abstains from having sex during the entire nine months of pregnancy, a survey has revealed. Couples tend to fall into two camps when it comes to getting intimate during pregnancy. For some, their sex life continues entirely as normal right
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Why some couples avoid sex during pregnancy —Study

One in six couples abstains from having sex during the entire nine months of pregnancy, a survey has revealed. Couples tend to fall into two camps when it comes to getting intimate during pregnancy. For some, their sex life continues entirely as normal right up until they give birth. But for others, sex is put […]

$1.6bn crude oil fraud: Omokore’s companies’ accounts closed by worldwide freezing order

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja An official of Stanbic IBTC Plc, Mr. Adedayo Adesanmi, told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday that the accounts of a businessman, Jide Omokore, kept with the bank and into which $1.6bn proceeds of sales of Federal Government
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$1.6bn crude oil fraud: Omokore’s companies’ accounts closed by worldwide freezing order

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja An official of Stanbic IBTC Plc, Mr. Adedayo Adesanmi, told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday that the accounts of a businessman, Jide Omokore, kept with the bank and into which $1.6bn proceeds of sales of Federal Government’s crude oil were allegedly diverted, had been closed down as a result of  “a worldwide […]

Woman allegedly buys three-year-old for N180,000 in Lagos

Two women, Helen Nduwe and Eucharia Nnabofe, were on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing and buying a three-year-old baby. Nduwe, 42, and Nnabofe, 50, are facing trial on a three-count of consp
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Woman allegedly buys three-year-old for N180,000 in Lagos

Two women, Helen Nduwe and Eucharia Nnabofe, were on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing and buying a three-year-old baby. Nduwe, 42, and Nnabofe, 50, are facing trial on a three-count of conspiracy, stealing and buying of a baby. The duo, however, pleaded not guilty to the […]

Fayose summons peace meeting, warns Fulani, Tivs against reprisal 

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said there is no room for the killing of Fulani herders or farmers or anybody in the state. He said recent steps by his government were to prevent violence  between farmers and herders
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Fayose summons peace meeting, warns Fulani, Tivs against reprisal 

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said there is no room for the killing of Fulani herders or farmers or anybody in the state. He said recent steps by his government were to prevent violence  between farmers and herders and not to give anybody the license to unlawfully take human life. […]

BREAKING: Six killed in fresh attacks on Benue communities

Suspected herdsmen have killed six people in fresh attacks on Benue communities. The attacks were said to have been on communities in Logo, Guma and Okpokwu Local Government Areas of Benue State. Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the attacks on Wednesday when
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BREAKING: Six killed in fresh attacks on Benue communities

Suspected herdsmen have killed six people in fresh attacks on Benue communities. The attacks were said to have been on communities in Logo, Guma and Okpokwu Local Government Areas of Benue State. Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the attacks on Wednesday when he received a former military administrator of the state, Brigadier General Dominic Oneya (retd),  at the […]

BREAKING: Six killed in fresh attacks in Benue

Suspected herdsmen have killed six people in fresh attacks on Benue communities. The attacks were said to have been on communities in Logo, Guma and Okpokwu Local Government Areas of Benue State. Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the attacks on Wednesday at th
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BREAKING: Six killed in fresh attacks in Benue

Suspected herdsmen have killed six people in fresh attacks on Benue communities. The attacks were said to have been on communities in Logo, Guma and Okpokwu Local Government Areas of Benue State. Governor Samuel Ortom confirmed the attacks on Wednesday at the Government House in Makurdi. Details later…

Super Eagles to play Serbia, Czech Republic, England in World Cup warm-up

Nigeria on Wednesday announced friendlies against Serbia, Czech Republic, and Congo as part of their preparations for the World Cup finals. The president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, said the first match against Serbia will take place i
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Super Eagles to play Serbia, Czech Republic, England in World Cup warm-up

Nigeria on Wednesday announced friendlies against Serbia, Czech Republic, and Congo as part of their preparations for the World Cup finals. The president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, said the first match against Serbia will take place in London on March 27. The Super Eagles will then take on Congo on May 28 […]

Osun woman burns nine-year-old granddaughter’s hands with hot coal over food

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun Command, says it has arrested a woman who allegedly burnt the hands of her nine-year-old granddaughter for eating her brother’s food. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Babawale Afolabi, disc
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Osun woman burns nine-year-old granddaughter’s hands with hot coal over food

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun Command, says it has arrested a woman who allegedly burnt the hands of her nine-year-old granddaughter for eating her brother’s food. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Babawale Afolabi, disclosed this to newsmen in Osogbo on Wednesday. Afolabi said the incident occurred on Jan. 16 around 1:45 […]

Landlord punches off tenant’s son’s teeth over greetings

A landlord, Segun Abiodun, who allegedly beat up his tenant’s son and punched off his teeth for not greeting him, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, 45, a fashion designer, who resides at 82, Capitol Road, Ageg
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Landlord punches off tenant’s son’s teeth over greetings

A landlord, Segun Abiodun, who allegedly beat up his tenant’s son and punched off his teeth for not greeting him, was on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The accused, 45, a fashion designer, who resides at 82, Capitol Road, Agege, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for assault. Police Prosecutor, Raji […]

2019: I’ve not abandoned governorship ambition – Senator Isiaka

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, says he will contest the governorship seat in the state in 2019. He said this at a meeting he held with members of Imeko-Afon Council of Baales (Chiefs) in Imeko
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2019: I’ve not abandoned governorship ambition – Senator Isiaka

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, says he will contest the governorship seat in the state in 2019. He said this at a meeting he held with members of Imeko-Afon Council of Baales (Chiefs) in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state. Isiaka who debunked the insinuations in […]

NFF reveals World Cup programme, plans six friendlies for Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday in Lagos announced its 2018 FIFA World Cup program for the Super Eagles. In the announcement, the NFF revealed venues and dates for the six pre-World Cup friendly matches, kit launch, camping programmes and venues
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NFF reveals World Cup programme, plans six friendlies for Super Eagles

The Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday in Lagos announced its 2018 FIFA World Cup program for the Super Eagles. In the announcement, the NFF revealed venues and dates for the six pre-World Cup friendly matches, kit launch, camping programmes and venues, the team base camp, sponsors’ event and how the team will travel during the […]

Man, 70, allegedly rapes eight-year-old girl in Lagos

A 70-year-old man, Ilesanmi Akamo, was on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta chief Magistrates’ Court for the alleged rape of an eight-year-old girl. The accused had appeared before the court on a charge for having carnal knowledge of a minor. He, howev
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Man, 70, allegedly rapes eight-year-old girl in Lagos

A 70-year-old man, Ilesanmi Akamo, was on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta chief Magistrates’ Court for the alleged rape of an eight-year-old girl. The accused had appeared before the court on a charge for having carnal knowledge of a minor. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, the prosecutor insisted […]

Kidnappers kill two policemen, abduct American, Canadian in Kaduna

A gang of suspected kidnappers have killed two policemen and abducted two foreign nationals on Kwoi-Jere road in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The victims had visited Kafanchan and Kaura but were ambushed on their way back around 7:00 PM on T
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Kidnappers kill two policemen, abduct American, Canadian in Kaduna

A gang of suspected kidnappers have killed two policemen and abducted two foreign nationals on Kwoi-Jere road in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The victims had visited Kafanchan and Kaura but were ambushed on their way back around 7:00 PM on Tuesday. A police source said the two policemen were escorting the foreign […]

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