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Iceland’s coach Hallgrimsson steps down

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson stepped down on Tuesday, a few weeks after leading the tiny nation at its first World Cup. “If I had to continue, I would have done it with the same preparation, the same motivation but at some point, this kind of routine c
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Iceland’s coach Hallgrimsson steps down

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson stepped down on Tuesday, a few weeks after leading the tiny nation at its first World Cup. “If I had to continue, I would have done it with the same preparation, the same motivation but at some point, this kind of routine can lead to a certain weariness,” he told a […]

Ighalo scores in China

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, was on target for   Changchun Yatai who defeated Chongqing Dangdai 2-1 in a Chinese Super League game on Tuesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Brazilian forward, Seba, put Chongqing Dangdai ahead in the sixth minut
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Ighalo scores in China

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, was on target for   Changchun Yatai who defeated Chongqing Dangdai 2-1 in a Chinese Super League game on Tuesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com. Brazilian forward, Seba, put Chongqing Dangdai ahead in the sixth minute of the encounter. Ighaho however equalised for his side in the 19th minute. Cui Yongzhde scored an own […]

Henry quits Sky Sports to pursue career

Thierry Henry is quitting his job as a pundit for Sky Sports in order to focus on a career in management. The Arsenal great has been one of Sky’s most high-profile pundits for several years but has also worked as an assistant coach for Belgium since 2016 an
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Henry quits Sky Sports to pursue career

Thierry Henry is quitting his job as a pundit for Sky Sports in order to focus on a career in management. The Arsenal great has been one of Sky’s most high-profile pundits for several years but has also worked as an assistant coach for Belgium since 2016 and helped the team reach the semifinals of […]

Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the S
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Record scorer Cahill retires from Australia duty

Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill retired from international football Tuesday, ending an illustrious career that has taken him to four World Cups. The 38-year-old, who scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances, last played for the Socceroos when he came off the bench for their final group game against Peru at the World Cup […]

Gold Coast 2018: Obaseki announces N7.5m reward for Edo contingent

The Edo State Governor, GodwinObaseki, has announced  a N7.5m cash reward for the state’s coaches and athletes that participated at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Obaseki announced the reward when he met with the coaches and athletes in Governme
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Gold Coast 2018: Obaseki announces N7.5m reward for Edo contingent

The Edo State Governor, GodwinObaseki, has announced  a N7.5m cash reward for the state’s coaches and athletes that participated at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Obaseki announced the reward when he met with the coaches and athletes in Government House, Benin City, on Tuesday. Each of the six athletes from Edo State who represented […]

Insecurity, biggest threat to Nigeria –Emir of Birnin Gwari

Niyi  Odebode, Abuja The Emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, Mallam Zubair Jibril, on Tuesday, painted a gloomy picture of insecurity in his emirate, saying bandits had completely ravaged the area. Jibril, who stated this at the Blueprint newspapers Impac
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Insecurity, biggest threat to Nigeria –Emir of Birnin Gwari

Niyi  Odebode, Abuja The Emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, Mallam Zubair Jibril, on Tuesday, painted a gloomy picture of insecurity in his emirate, saying bandits had completely ravaged the area. Jibril, who stated this at the Blueprint newspapers Impact Series/Award in Abuja, said the Boko Haram insurgency, banditry and ethnic clashes constituted threats […]

APC intervenes in Ortom, Akume feud

John Alechenu, Abuja In a last-ditch effort to prevent the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, from formalising his departure from the All Progressives Congress, the party’s leadership has scheduled a meeting between him and Senator George Akume. Our corres
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APC intervenes in Ortom, Akume feud

John Alechenu, Abuja In a last-ditch effort to prevent the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, from formalising his departure from the All Progressives Congress, the party’s leadership has scheduled a meeting between him and Senator George Akume. Our correspondent gathered in Abuja, on Tuesday,  that a meeting earlier scheduled to hold at the APC National […]

Buhari appoints Muiz Banire as AMCON chair, 13 others for FCSC

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr Muiz Banire, as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria. Buhari also appointed the chairma
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Buhari appoints Muiz Banire as AMCON chair, 13 others for FCSC

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a former Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Dr Muiz Banire, as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria. Buhari also appointed the chairman and 12 commissioners of the Federal Civil Service Commission. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at […]

Right of Way: FG, states agree on harmonised charges

Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government and the 36 states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory Administration have agreed on harmonised Right of Way charges across the country, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications
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Right of Way: FG, states agree on harmonised charges

Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Federal Government and the 36 states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory Administration have agreed on harmonised Right of Way charges across the country, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta, has said. Danbatta disclosed this at a stakeholders’ engagement forum with relevant state […]

Auctioneers seek transparency in FG’s auction processes

John Ameh, Abuja Auctioneers on Tuesday condemned alleged underhand dealings in the auctioning of recovered public assets by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government and called for transparency in the processes. They said the processes w
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Auctioneers seek transparency in FG’s auction processes

John Ameh, Abuja Auctioneers on Tuesday condemned alleged underhand dealings in the auctioning of recovered public assets by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government and called for transparency in the processes. They said the processes were not clean as such underhand deals ultimately defeat the aim of the government, which was to generate […]

British PM wins key Brexit vote despite ongoing rebellion

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived another crunch Brexit vote in parliament Tuesday, as she struggles to unify her divided party around her strategy for leaving the European Union. The Conservative government defeated an amendment introduce
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British PM wins key Brexit vote despite ongoing rebellion

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived another crunch Brexit vote in parliament Tuesday, as she struggles to unify her divided party around her strategy for leaving the European Union. The Conservative government defeated an amendment introduced by its own backbench MPs to a future trade policy bill which would have kept Britain in a […]

Libya state oil company shuts terminal after attack

Libya’s state oil company said on Tuesday that it has halted crude exports at its Zawiya terminal due to falling production after an attack in which four workers were kidnapped. “National Oil Corporation has declared force majeure on crude oil loa
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Libya state oil company shuts terminal after attack

Libya’s state oil company said on Tuesday that it has halted crude exports at its Zawiya terminal due to falling production after an attack in which four workers were kidnapped. “National Oil Corporation has declared force majeure on crude oil loadings at Zawiya port,” the NOC it said in a statement. “This is a result […]

Man allegedly kills wife for refusing to go home with him

The Police Command in Niger has arrested one Bello Muhe, 25, of Gurechi village of Borgu Local Government Area of the state for allegedly killing his wife . The Commissioner of Police, Mr Dibal Yakadi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Ni
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Man allegedly kills wife for refusing to go home with him

The Police Command in Niger has arrested one Bello Muhe, 25, of Gurechi village of Borgu Local Government Area of the state for allegedly killing his wife . The Commissioner of Police, Mr Dibal Yakadi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Tuesday. Yakadi said that the suspect […]

ICYMI: Fayemi, not APC, won Ekiti election

Tayo Oke; drtayooke@gmail.com The ruling All Progressives Congress, basking in the July 14, 2018 governorship election victory in Ekiti State asserts its claim to be the natural party of government in this country despite widespread discontent about its over
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ICYMI: Fayemi, not APC, won Ekiti election

Tayo Oke; drtayooke@gmail.com The ruling All Progressives Congress, basking in the July 14, 2018 governorship election victory in Ekiti State asserts its claim to be the natural party of government in this country despite widespread discontent about its overall performance being felt in the country at large. This assertion will be proved right if, as expected, […]

Girl beheaded after witnessing grandmother’s murder

A 13-year-old girl with special needs was beheaded because she saw her grandmother murdered in a cemetery, a US court has heard. Mariah Lopez was killed after her grandmother reportedly went to buy drugs but the deal turned into an argument. The teenager saw
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Girl beheaded after witnessing grandmother’s murder

A 13-year-old girl with special needs was beheaded because she saw her grandmother murdered in a cemetery, a US court has heard. Mariah Lopez was killed after her grandmother reportedly went to buy drugs but the deal turned into an argument. The teenager saw how her grandmother was attacked with a knife by her live-in […]

Drug peddler dies as cocaine capsule explodes in her stomach

A mother who is believed to have been smuggling drugs to fund plastic surgery died from a drug overdose after a suspected cocaine capsule exploded inside her. Moments before she died, Dayse Ricarte, 28, spoke in distress to a friend on camera. She is believe
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Drug peddler dies as cocaine capsule explodes in her stomach

A mother who is believed to have been smuggling drugs to fund plastic surgery died from a drug overdose after a suspected cocaine capsule exploded inside her. Moments before she died, Dayse Ricarte, 28, spoke in distress to a friend on camera. She is believed to have swallowed 71 grams of cocaine inside capsules and […]

Model breastfeeds baby on catwalk, stirs debate

An American model has made a splash by breastfeeding her baby daughter on a Miami catwalk — no small gesture in a country where many women still feel uncomfortable nursing in public. Walking the runway at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show on Sunday, Ma
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Model breastfeeds baby on catwalk, stirs debate

An American model has made a splash by breastfeeding her baby daughter on a Miami catwalk — no small gesture in a country where many women still feel uncomfortable nursing in public. Walking the runway at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show on Sunday, Mara Martin stepped out in a sparkling gold bikini while breastfeeding five-month-old […]

A weak NATO now stronger because of me, Trump claims

On Monday, first ever full-fledged summit between the US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place, just days after the meeting between the NATO countries. The US president in a tweet praised his own efforts during the NATO summi
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A weak NATO now stronger because of me, Trump claims

On Monday, first ever full-fledged summit between the US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place, just days after the meeting between the NATO countries. The US president in a tweet praised his own efforts during the NATO summit in Brussels to hold accountable all member states regarding their commitments to defense […]

Africans are the real World Cup winners, Venezuela President says

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Moscow, but with a team featuring number players of African heritage. “The French
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Africans are the real World Cup winners, Venezuela President says

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Moscow, but with a team featuring number players of African heritage. “The French team seems like the African team, in reality Africa won, the African immigrants who […]

Imo Assembly serves deputy governor impeachment notice

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State House of Assembly has officially served impeachment notice on the deputy governor of the state, Eze Madumere. This is even as hundreds of the deputy governor’s supporters took to the major roads in the state capit
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Imo Assembly serves deputy governor impeachment notice

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The Imo State House of Assembly has officially served impeachment notice on the deputy governor of the state, Eze Madumere. This is even as hundreds of the deputy governor’s supporters took to the major roads in the state capital on Tuesday to protest the impeachment proceedings. The impeachment notice, which was served […]

Katsina flood: Residents take refuge at school complex

Laide Oyelude, Katsina The Muhammadu Rabiyu Model Primary School complex along Kaura Namoda Road, Jibiya, Katsina State has now become a temporary home for over five thousand people displaced as a result of  Sunday’s rainstorm. According to reports, th
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Katsina flood: Residents take refuge at school complex

Laide Oyelude, Katsina The Muhammadu Rabiyu Model Primary School complex along Kaura Namoda Road, Jibiya, Katsina State has now become a temporary home for over five thousand people displaced as a result of  Sunday’s rainstorm. According to reports, the storm claimed 44 lives and washed away 500 houses at the border town of Jibiya in […]

Five dead in military helicopter crash

Five marines were killed and one injured when a South Korean military helicopter crashed on Tuesday at a marine base in the country’s southeast, the defence ministry said. The helicopter came down and caught fire during a test flight after repairs at th
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Five dead in military helicopter crash

Five marines were killed and one injured when a South Korean military helicopter crashed on Tuesday at a marine base in the country’s southeast, the defence ministry said. The helicopter came down and caught fire during a test flight after repairs at the base in the port city of Pohang, the ministry said in a […]

As Amazon slashes prices, Bezos sees jump in wealth

As Amazon marked its “Prime Day” with price cuts across a range of products, founder and chief executive saw his net worth hit new peaks, increasing his lead over fellow billionaires. Bezos’s net worth topped $150 billion on Monday, accordin
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As Amazon slashes prices, Bezos sees jump in wealth

As Amazon marked its “Prime Day” with price cuts across a range of products, founder and chief executive saw his net worth hit new peaks, increasing his lead over fellow billionaires. Bezos’s net worth topped $150 billion on Monday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him the richest person in decades. The surge in […]

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

The Egyptian parliament on Monday approved in a final reading a bill that would allow authorities to monitor social media users with the aim of combatting “fake news”, the legislature said. The bill was backed by two thirds of parliament’s 5
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Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

The Egyptian parliament on Monday approved in a final reading a bill that would allow authorities to monitor social media users with the aim of combatting “fake news”, the legislature said. The bill was backed by two thirds of parliament’s 596 members and it will now be sent to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to be […]

Hammers boss Pellegrini backs Anderson to add ‘new dimension’

West Ham United manger Manuel Pellegrini believes the London club’s record signing, Felipe Anderson, will give his team a “new dimension”. The 25-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder signed for a reported £33.5 million ($44 million, 38 m
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Hammers boss Pellegrini backs Anderson to add ‘new dimension’

West Ham United manger Manuel Pellegrini believes the London club’s record signing, Felipe Anderson, will give his team a “new dimension”. The 25-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder signed for a reported £33.5 million ($44 million, 38 million euros), potentially rising to £42 million, from Italian club Lazio on Sunday. “We feel he will bring a new […]

Bridge collapses, cuts off 15 communities in Katsina

Fifteen communities in Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State were cut off after a bridge linking them collapsed on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bridge, located at Kirijam village, collapsed after hours of rainfall on Sunday. T
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Bridge collapses, cuts off 15 communities in Katsina

Fifteen communities in Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State were cut off after a bridge linking them collapsed on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bridge, located at Kirijam village, collapsed after hours of rainfall on Sunday. The Village Head of Kirijam, Sani Hamza, gave the names of the villages cut off […]

Driver speeds off without paying for 1,000 litres of diesel

A Zimbabwean man, Joseph Chirunga, 43, has been charged to court for driving away from a fuel station without paying, after filling a container he was carrying with 1,000 litres of diesel. Prosecutor Linda Gadzikwa alleged that on July 9 around 4pm, Chirunga
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Driver speeds off without paying for 1,000 litres of diesel

A Zimbabwean man, Joseph Chirunga, 43, has been charged to court for driving away from a fuel station without paying, after filling a container he was carrying with 1,000 litres of diesel. Prosecutor Linda Gadzikwa alleged that on July 9 around 4pm, Chirunga approached Siyakurima, an attendant who was on duty at the service station in […]

Libyan coastguard left two women, one child to die at sea

 A Spanish NGO on Tuesday said that the Libyan coastguard left two women and a child to die at sea by Libyans who had come to rescue them. The “Proactiva Open Arms” charity said on Twitter said the three migrants were found floating near a wrecked dinghy
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Libyan coastguard left two women, one child to die at sea

 A Spanish NGO on Tuesday said that the Libyan coastguard left two women and a child to die at sea by Libyans who had come to rescue them. The “Proactiva Open Arms” charity said on Twitter said the three migrants were found floating near a wrecked dinghy, and there was only one survivor, a woman. […]

Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

•Ambode rescues 50 others Olalekan Adetayo and ’Tana Aiyejina President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; and the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians w
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Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

•Ambode rescues 50 others Olalekan Adetayo and ’Tana Aiyejina President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; and the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians who travelled to Russia for the 2018 World Cup and got stranded after the competition. The Senior Special Assistant to […]

Joshua to defend titles against Povetkin Sept 22

Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on September 22. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn on Monday confirmed the fight, which will take place at Wembley Stadium. Povetkin is the mandato
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Joshua to defend titles against Povetkin Sept 22

Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia in London on September 22. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn on Monday confirmed the fight, which will take place at Wembley Stadium. Povetkin is the mandatory challenger to the WBA title. The 28-year-old Joshua has been in training while negotiations […]

Osun polls: APC to choose candidate through direct primary

John Alechenu, Abuja Ahe All Progressives Congress has opted to use the direct primary method to elect its candidate for the forthcoming Osun State governorship election. This was announced by the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, after a meetin
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Osun polls: APC to choose candidate through direct primary

John Alechenu, Abuja Ahe All Progressives Congress has opted to use the direct primary method to elect its candidate for the forthcoming Osun State governorship election. This was announced by the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee at the party’s National Secretariat, in Abuja, on […]

Again, Buhari laments 2018 budget delay

John Ameh and Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari again on Monday decried the alleged delay in the passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill by the National Assembly. The President said he hoped the legislature would give the next budget a speedy trea
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Again, Buhari laments 2018 budget delay

John Ameh and Leke Baiyewu, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari again on Monday decried the alleged delay in the passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill by the National Assembly. The President said he hoped the legislature would give the next budget a speedy treatment. Buhari spoke at the opening session of the 1st National Assembly Open […]

Poor funding affecting state judiciary —CJN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday, restated the problems of inadequate funding at state levels, which he described as one of the greatest challenges confronting the nation’s judiciary. Onnoghen, who also m
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Poor funding affecting state judiciary —CJN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday, restated the problems of inadequate funding at state levels, which he described as one of the greatest challenges confronting the nation’s judiciary. Onnoghen, who also made a case for a judiciary free from interference by the two other arms of government, said […]

ICYMI: Customs officer kills two colleagues in Lagos

Samson Folarin Two officers of the Nigeria Customs Service lost their lives in a tragic accident on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Saturday. PUNCH Metro learnt that the two victims, who were in a Toyota Camry with the number plate, YLA 121 BJ, were at a chec
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ICYMI: Customs officer kills two colleagues in Lagos

Samson Folarin Two officers of the Nigeria Customs Service lost their lives in a tragic accident on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Saturday. PUNCH Metro learnt that the two victims, who were in a Toyota Camry with the number plate, YLA 121 BJ, were at a checkpoint when they were crushed by their colleague, who drove […]

Lagos appeals ruling forbidding govt from punishing unregistered lotto operators

Oladimeji Ramon The Lagos State Government has appealed the judgment of the Federal High Court in Lagos, which in April this year restrained it from shutting down lotto companies who failed to obtain its licence. Justice Mohammed Idris gave the judgment in fa
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Lagos appeals ruling forbidding govt from punishing unregistered lotto operators

Oladimeji Ramon The Lagos State Government has appealed the judgment of the Federal High Court in Lagos, which in April this year restrained it from shutting down lotto companies who failed to obtain its licence. Justice Mohammed Idris gave the judgment in favour of Western Lotto Nigeria Ltd and Wesco Pools & Lottery Ltd, who […]

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