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End of life care

This topic is one that should worry every Nigerian. At the end of our lives here in sub-Saharan Africa, how do we want to be cared for? Do we want to be cared for in a hospital, or at home or a hospice? Or do we indeed want to be taken care of in a […]

ICYMI: Visiting my daughter in Aso Villa is like going to jail –Soyode, father of Vice-President’s wife

Adeola Balogun and Tunde Ajaja The father of the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, Elder Olutayo Soyode, says in spite of his daughter’s position and the exalted office of her husband, he dreads going to Aso Rock for a visit. He said going t
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ICYMI: Visiting my daughter in Aso Villa is like going to jail –Soyode, father of Vice-President’s wife

Adeola Balogun and Tunde Ajaja The father of the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, Elder Olutayo Soyode, says in spite of his daughter’s position and the exalted office of her husband, he dreads going to Aso Rock for a visit. He said going to the villa was like going to jail, given the […]

Poor parenting, cause of drug abuse among young artistes –Zack Orji

’Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Ace Nigerian actor, Zack Orji, has lent his voice to the recent drug related deaths of young artistes in the entertainment industry and blamed poor parenting for the ugly trend. He said, “I would say the problem of
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Poor parenting, cause of drug abuse among young artistes –Zack Orji

’Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua Ace Nigerian actor, Zack Orji, has lent his voice to the recent drug related deaths of young artistes in the entertainment industry and blamed poor parenting for the ugly trend. He said, “I would say the problem of drugs in the entertainment industry especially with young musicians is a problem […]

Before grabbing them young…

Chukwuneta Oby A man (in his forties) contacted me, sometime back. He complained about his wife (who is in her early twenties). They have a daughter between them. According to him, she seems so absent (almost to the point of restlessness) in the marriage. Th
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Before grabbing them young…

Chukwuneta Oby A man (in his forties) contacted me, sometime back. He complained about his wife (who is in her early twenties). They have a daughter between them. According to him, she seems so absent (almost to the point of restlessness) in the marriage. The business he established for her doesn’t seem to hold her […]

Create a healthy balance in your marriage & family

Elizabeth Badejo Over the last couple of weeks, I have been harping on sacrifice in marriage as a couple and most importantly for the benefit of the children within the marriage. The feedbacks and comments from my ardent readers over these articles have been
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Create a healthy balance in your marriage & family

Elizabeth Badejo Over the last couple of weeks, I have been harping on sacrifice in marriage as a couple and most importantly for the benefit of the children within the marriage. The feedbacks and comments from my ardent readers over these articles have been overwhelming. This is perhaps because they all understand the many challenges […]

I planned to have first class and worked on it every day –Onuigbo, best graduate, American University of Nigeria

Immaculata Onuigbo, 22, emerged as the best graduate of American University of Nigeria, Yola as she made 3.98/4.00 CGPA from the Department of Petroleum Chemistry in the 2016/2017 academic session. In this interview with TUNDE AJAJA, she talks about her exper
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I planned to have first class and worked on it every day –Onuigbo, best graduate, American University of Nigeria

Immaculata Onuigbo, 22, emerged as the best graduate of American University of Nigeria, Yola as she made 3.98/4.00 CGPA from the Department of Petroleum Chemistry in the 2016/2017 academic session. In this interview with TUNDE AJAJA, she talks about her experience as an undergraduate Do you recall your most memorable moment in school? I would […]

Terrorism: Opposition aware of my achievement, says Buhari

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said his administration had degraded the Boko Haram sect to the point that even “the opposition party” recognises that there is a considerable improvement of security in the North East under h
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Terrorism: Opposition aware of my achievement, says Buhari

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said his administration had degraded the Boko Haram sect to the point that even “the opposition party” recognises that there is a considerable improvement of security in the North East under his leadership. He did not name the political party he was referring to but the Peoples […]

MAPOLY lecturers suspend ‘work to rule’ for two weeks

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The academic staff of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, Ogun State have said they are suspending their ‘work to rule’ industrial action for two weeks. It will be recalled that they had embarked on the industrial actio
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MAPOLY lecturers suspend ‘work to rule’ for two weeks

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The academic staff of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, Ogun State have said they are suspending their ‘work to rule’ industrial action for two weeks. It will be recalled that they had embarked on the industrial action over a month ago. With this development, full academic activities are expected to begin at the institution […]

450,000 join Barcelona pro-independence demo

Some 450,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday, local police said, after Spain moved to dismiss Catalonia’s regional government to thwart its leaders’ independence bid. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was among the huge crowds f
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450,000 join Barcelona pro-independence demo

Some 450,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday, local police said, after Spain moved to dismiss Catalonia’s regional government to thwart its leaders’ independence bid. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was among the huge crowds filling the streets around the Paseo de Gracia Boulevard, with many chanting “independence” and “freedom”. AFP

Aare Ona Kakanfo: I won’t die young – Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, on Saturday dismissed superstitious belief that taking the title may lead to his early death. The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress told newsmen in Lagos that not all those
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Aare Ona Kakanfo: I won’t die young – Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, on Saturday dismissed superstitious belief that taking the title may lead to his early death. The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress told newsmen in Lagos that not all those who held the position in the past had died young as is being speculated. Adams will become […]

Nigeria to play Argentina in November

Three-time African champions Nigeria and two–time world champions Argentina will square up in a high–profile international friendly in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, 14th November 2017. Venue is the Krasnodar Arena Stadium. NFF General Secretar
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Nigeria to play Argentina in November

Three-time African champions Nigeria and two–time world champions Argentina will square up in a high–profile international friendly in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, 14th November 2017. Venue is the Krasnodar Arena Stadium. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, at the weekend said that nearly all arrangements have been concluded, subject to approval by […]

Man City thrash Burnley 3-0

Manchester City thrashed Burnley 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium to consolidate its position at the top of English Premier League, with Sergio Aguero equalling Eric Brook’s all-time club scoring record of 177 goals. Guardiola’s City have won their last
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Man City thrash Burnley 3-0

Manchester City thrashed Burnley 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium to consolidate its position at the top of English Premier League, with Sergio Aguero equalling Eric Brook’s all-time club scoring record of 177 goals. Guardiola’s City have won their last seven league games, scoring 20 goals in their last four home games. Argentina striker Aguero netted […]

Woman pushes sister-in-law into pot of boiling water

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has arrested a 24-year-old housewife, Mrs Basira Sagiru, for pushing her sister-in-law into a pot of boiling water. The Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of NAPTIP, Mr Josiah Emerole, confi
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Woman pushes sister-in-law into pot of boiling water

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has arrested a 24-year-old housewife, Mrs Basira Sagiru, for pushing her sister-in-law into a pot of boiling water. The Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of NAPTIP, Mr Josiah Emerole, confirmed the arrest in Abuja on Saturday. Sagiru pushed her sister-in-law, who is living with […]

Buhari directs ministry to convene summit on education

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education to convene a ministerial summit on education within the next few weeks. The President gave the directive on Saturday in Ilorin, in his address at the 33rd Convocation of the University of Ilori
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Buhari directs ministry to convene summit on education

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Education to convene a ministerial summit on education within the next few weeks. The President gave the directive on Saturday in Ilorin, in his address at the 33rd Convocation of the University of Ilorin. The president was represented by Prof. Abubakar Abdulrasheed, the Executive Secretary of the […]

ITTF World Cup: Quadri hopes to avoid World number one Ma Long

Aruna Quadri, the highest ranked African table tennis player, says he hopes to avoid World number one Ma Long in the ongoing Men’s International Table Tennis Federation World Cup in Liege, Belgium. Quadri said this in a video posted on his Twitter account
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ITTF World Cup: Quadri hopes to avoid World number one Ma Long

Aruna Quadri, the highest ranked African table tennis player, says he hopes to avoid World number one Ma Long in the ongoing Men’s International Table Tennis Federation World Cup in Liege, Belgium. Quadri said this in a video posted on his Twitter account on Saturday. The 29-year-old player has qualified for the tournament’s Round of 16 […]

No rape in IDP camps – Yobe SEMA

Yobe State Emergency Management Agency on Saturday refuted media reports alleging rape of some of Internally Displaced Persons who are camped in Damaturu. “The report is misleading, lacking substance and without any iota of truth,” Musa Jidawa, SEMA’s P
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No rape in IDP camps – Yobe SEMA

Yobe State Emergency Management Agency on Saturday refuted media reports alleging rape of some of Internally Displaced Persons who are camped in Damaturu. “The report is misleading, lacking substance and without any iota of truth,” Musa Jidawa, SEMA’s Permanent Secretary said in an interview. According to him, the agency has provided adequate security at the […]

1,272 fail Nigerian Law School exam

The Nigerian Law School on Saturday released the summary of the final examination results conducted in August. Mr Chinedu Ukekwe, Head of Information and Protocol of the Nigerian Law School, said 1,272 candidates failed out of a total of 5, 891 that participa
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1,272 fail Nigerian Law School exam

The Nigerian Law School on Saturday released the summary of the final examination results conducted in August. Mr Chinedu Ukekwe, Head of Information and Protocol of the Nigerian Law School, said 1,272 candidates failed out of a total of 5, 891 that participated in the examinations. According to him, 29 students made First Class, 211 […]

Barca won’t be used as political tool – Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted on Saturday the Catalan giants cannot be used by either side of a political battle over Catalonia’s drive to gain independence from Spain. A powerful symbol of Catalonia across the world, Barca have bee
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Barca won’t be used as political tool – Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted on Saturday the Catalan giants cannot be used by either side of a political battle over Catalonia’s drive to gain independence from Spain. A powerful symbol of Catalonia across the world, Barca have been caught in the political crossfire in the weeks following an independence referendum, deemed illegal by […]

Aguero equals Man City scoring record

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time scoring record after netting a penalty in the first half of his side’s Premier League home game against Burnley on Saturday. It was the Argentina striker’s 177th goal in City’s colours
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Aguero equals Man City scoring record

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time scoring record after netting a penalty in the first half of his side’s Premier League home game against Burnley on Saturday. It was the Argentina striker’s 177th goal in City’s colours, taking him level with Eric Brook, who played for the club between 1928 and 1939. Aguero, 29, struck […]

OPEC concessions: How Kachikwu led global outreach to boost Nigeria’s oil revenues

Cletus Adole The extra resources derived from the OPEC production concessions which Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources has been fighting for are boosting the national coffers and enabling the funding of development projects,
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OPEC concessions: How Kachikwu led global outreach to boost Nigeria’s oil revenues

Cletus Adole The extra resources derived from the OPEC production concessions which Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources has been fighting for are boosting the national coffers and enabling the funding of development projects, says Cletus Adole Three times in a row, the Nigerian team led by the resourceful Minister of […]

Top civil servant commits suicide in Kogi

A Director in the Kogi State Civil Service, Mr Edward Soje has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree in Lokoja, the state capital. The News Agency of Nigeria  gathered on Saturday in Lokoja that the dangling body of Soje was found on a tre
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Top civil servant commits suicide in Kogi

A Director in the Kogi State Civil Service, Mr Edward Soje has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree in Lokoja, the state capital. The News Agency of Nigeria  gathered on Saturday in Lokoja that the dangling body of Soje was found on a tree behind the mammy market at the Maigumeri barracks, […]

Top civil servant commits suicide in Kogi

A Director in the Kogi State Civil Service, Mr Edward Soje has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree in Lokoja, the state capital. The News Agency of Nigeria  gathered on Saturday in Lokoja that the dangling body of Soje was found on a tre
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Top civil servant commits suicide in Kogi

A Director in the Kogi State Civil Service, Mr Edward Soje has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree in Lokoja, the state capital. The News Agency of Nigeria  gathered on Saturday in Lokoja that the dangling body of Soje was found on a tree behind the mammy market at the Maigumeri barracks, […]

UPDATED: 12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack

Twelve paramilitary police were killed Saturday in a fresh attack in Niger’s restive southwest bordering Mali, the interior minister said. “There was a new attack. Twelve gendarmes were killed. We have launched search operations,” Mohamed Ba
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UPDATED: 12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack

Twelve paramilitary police were killed Saturday in a fresh attack in Niger’s restive southwest bordering Mali, the interior minister said. “There was a new attack. Twelve gendarmes were killed. We have launched search operations,” Mohamed Bazoum told AFP. It comes after an ambush at the beginning of October killed four US and four Niger soldiers […]

UPDATED: Spain to suspend Catalonia’s government, call elections

Spain’s government said Saturday that it will move to suspend Catalonia’s separatist government and call fresh elections in the region in a bid to stop its leaders from declaring independence. Speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting, Prime Min
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UPDATED: Spain to suspend Catalonia’s government, call elections

Spain’s government said Saturday that it will move to suspend Catalonia’s separatist government and call fresh elections in the region in a bid to stop its leaders from declaring independence. Speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, said his government had no choice after Catalonia’s separatist government acted in a way that […]

Neymar a mentor for Mbappe at PSG says Marquinhos

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar will be crucial to the development of fellow new recruit Kylian Mbappe, the club’s vice-captain Marquinhos has told AFP. Marquinhos also said he believes Neymar will do more to bring glory to the Qatar-owned Paris cl
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Neymar a mentor for Mbappe at PSG says Marquinhos

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar will be crucial to the development of fellow new recruit Kylian Mbappe, the club’s vice-captain Marquinhos has told AFP. Marquinhos also said he believes Neymar will do more to bring glory to the Qatar-owned Paris club than its former Brazilian number 10 Ronaldinho. Marquinhos and Neymar were on the same gold […]

Adesina’s prize will stimulate interest in agriculture – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the World Food Prize award to Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will stimulate people’s interest in agriculture. Obasanjo disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa state in USA
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Adesina’s prize will stimulate interest in agriculture – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the World Food Prize award to Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will stimulate people’s interest in agriculture. Obasanjo disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa state in USA. He said that the award was an inspiration to all those involved in the […]

Morocco recalls Algeria envoy over ‘hashish money’ jibe

Morocco has recalled its ambassador after the Algerian foreign minister accused the kingdom’s banks of “laundering hashish money” in Africa, in the latest diplomatic spat between the North African rivals. The foreign ministry said it also su
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Morocco recalls Algeria envoy over ‘hashish money’ jibe

Morocco has recalled its ambassador after the Algerian foreign minister accused the kingdom’s banks of “laundering hashish money” in Africa, in the latest diplomatic spat between the North African rivals. The foreign ministry said it also summoned Algeria’s charge d’affaires in Rabat on Friday evening to protest the “very serious statements… concerning the African policy […]

Catalonia independence: Barca won’t be used as political tool – Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted on Saturday the Catalan giants cannot be used by either side of a political battle over Catalonia’s drive to gain independence from Spain. A powerful symbol of Catalonia across the world, Barca have bee
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Catalonia independence: Barca won’t be used as political tool – Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted on Saturday the Catalan giants cannot be used by either side of a political battle over Catalonia’s drive to gain independence from Spain. A powerful symbol of Catalonia across the world, Barca have been caught in the political crossfire in the weeks following an independence referendum, deemed illegal by […]

Army promotes Diya, 122 senior officers

The Army Council has approved the promotion of 123 senior officers, including 66 Lieutenant Colonels and 57 Majors to the next rank. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, on Saturday said the promotion followed the recommendation of the Army Promotion Bo
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Army promotes Diya, 122 senior officers

The Army Council has approved the promotion of 123 senior officers, including 66 Lieutenant Colonels and 57 Majors to the next rank. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, on Saturday said the promotion followed the recommendation of the Army Promotion Board 3 and 4 “as reflected in the 2017 Nigerian Army Forecast of Events.” Sani […]

$12m fraud: US court jails Nigerian Sodipo Williams

A US Federal judge on Friday sentenced a Nigerian, Kevin Kunle Sodipo  Williams, to six and a half years in prison over a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in tax refunds. The judge also ordered him to pay roughly $900,000 in res
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$12m fraud: US court jails Nigerian Sodipo Williams

A US Federal judge on Friday sentenced a Nigerian, Kevin Kunle Sodipo  Williams, to six and a half years in prison over a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in tax refunds. The judge also ordered him to pay roughly $900,000 in restitution to the IRS. Williams, who lives in St. […]

BREAKING: 12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack

Twelve paramilitary police were killed Saturday in a fresh attack in Niger’s restive southwest bordering Mali, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum told AFP. “There was a new attack. Twelve gendarmes were killed. We have launched search operations,
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BREAKING: 12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack

Twelve paramilitary police were killed Saturday in a fresh attack in Niger’s restive southwest bordering Mali, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum told AFP. “There was a new attack. Twelve gendarmes were killed. We have launched search operations,” said Bazoum, adding that the raid took place in the Tillaberi region. In October a raid claimed the lives […]

Luis Suarez to sit out Uruguay friendlies

Luis Suarez will play no part in Uruguay’s two friendlies in Europe in November, at the request of his club Barcelona, to allow the striker to rest a nagging knee injury. Uruguay play Poland on November 10 in Warsaw before facing Austria four days late
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Luis Suarez to sit out Uruguay friendlies

Luis Suarez will play no part in Uruguay’s two friendlies in Europe in November, at the request of his club Barcelona, to allow the striker to rest a nagging knee injury. Uruguay play Poland on November 10 in Warsaw before facing Austria four days later in Vienna as they begin their preparations for the 2018 […]

Campaigns open for Liberia’s run-off presidential election

The National Elections Commission of Liberia has declared political campaigns open for the Nov. 7 run-off presidential election. In a statement on its website, NEC confirmed that the run-off would be between football icon, Mr George Weah, and the country’s
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Campaigns open for Liberia’s run-off presidential election

The National Elections Commission of Liberia has declared political campaigns open for the Nov. 7 run-off presidential election. In a statement on its website, NEC confirmed that the run-off would be between football icon, Mr George Weah, and the country’s incumbent Vice President, Mr Joseph Boakai. “The Coalition for Democratic Change and the Unity Party […]

Mourinho says he is judged harshly because of success

Jose Mourinho says he is judged by a different set of standards from his rival managers in the Premier League because of his previous successes but insists that criticism does not upset him. The Manchester United manager was widely criticised for his approac
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Mourinho says he is judged harshly because of success

Jose Mourinho says he is judged by a different set of standards from his rival managers in the Premier League because of his previous successes but insists that criticism does not upset him. The Manchester United manager was widely criticised for his approach in grinding out a goalless draw against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend. […]

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