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Gov poll: Fayose places curse on politicians planning violence

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has placed a curse on any politician, including himself, who is planning to unleash violence on the state in order to manipulate the July 14 governorship poll. “This state deserves peac

England vs Panama: Harry Kane leads race for World Cup Golden Boot

England’s Harry Kane rocketed to the top of the 2018 World Cup goalscoring charts on Sunday, netting a hat-trick against Panama to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku. Kane — who now has five goals in two matches — scored two first-
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England vs Panama: Harry Kane leads race for World Cup Golden Boot

England’s Harry Kane rocketed to the top of the 2018 World Cup goalscoring charts on Sunday, netting a hat-trick against Panama to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku. Kane — who now has five goals in two matches — scored two first-half penalties as Gareth Southgate’s side ran riot in Nizhny Novgorod, earning a 5-0 […]

FIFA goes tough, fines Poland, investigates Argentina, Croatia

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Sunday in Moscow said it has sanctioned the Polish Football Association with a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs and a warning. The sanctions were imposed because of the display of a political and offensive banner by Polish fans d
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FIFA goes tough, fines Poland, investigates Argentina, Croatia

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Sunday in Moscow said it has sanctioned the Polish Football Association with a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs and a warning. The sanctions were imposed because of the display of a political and offensive banner by Polish fans during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group H match played between Poland […]

Expect tough challenge from Argentina, Onigbinde warns Super Eagles

A former CAF/FIFA Coaching Instructor and ex-Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Adegboye Onigbinde, has warned the team to be wary of Argentina in their final Group D match on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the match slated for St. Petersburg
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Expect tough challenge from Argentina, Onigbinde warns Super Eagles

A former CAF/FIFA Coaching Instructor and ex-Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Adegboye Onigbinde, has warned the team to be wary of Argentina in their final Group D match on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the match slated for St. Petersburg will determine the Eagles’ progress at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Onigbinde […]

England thrash Panama to move into last 16 with Belgium

England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games. A hat-trick from captain Harry Kane — which means he is now the leading scorer in the
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England thrash Panama to move into last 16 with Belgium

England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games. A hat-trick from captain Harry Kane — which means he is now the leading scorer in the tournament with five goals — two from John Stones, his first […]

New law can’t stop GEJ from vying for president –Lawyer

Tony Okafor, Awka A constitutional lawyer, Mr. Okoli Akirika, has said that the amended 1999 constitution cannot bar former President Goodluck Jonathan from vying for president of Nigeria if he chooses to. The amendment, which was assented to by President Muh
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New law can’t stop GEJ from vying for president –Lawyer

Tony Okafor, Awka A constitutional lawyer, Mr. Okoli Akirika, has said that the amended 1999 constitution cannot bar former President Goodluck Jonathan from vying for president of Nigeria if he chooses to. The amendment, which was assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari penultimate week, stated that anyone who had been sworn in as president or […]

A woman can never be father of her child –Angela Okorie

Tofarati Ige Internet Hustler actress, Angela Okorie, has maintained that a woman can never play the role of a father in her child’s life. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, she said, “As a mother, you can do everything for your child but that doesn’t make yo
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A woman can never be father of her child –Angela Okorie

Tofarati Ige Internet Hustler actress, Angela Okorie, has maintained that a woman can never play the role of a father in her child’s life. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, she said, “As a mother, you can do everything for your child but that doesn’t make you a father. I feel that the male-bashing on […]

World Cup: Plane carrying Peru fans suffers engine failure

A plane carrying Peru fans from Yekaterinburg to Tyumen in Russia landed safely on Friday after an engine fault caused the cabin to fill with smoke, Russia’s air transport regulator said. Safety concerns have plagued Russia’s airline industry, which has w
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World Cup: Plane carrying Peru fans suffers engine failure

A plane carrying Peru fans from Yekaterinburg to Tyumen in Russia landed safely on Friday after an engine fault caused the cabin to fill with smoke, Russia’s air transport regulator said. Safety concerns have plagued Russia’s airline industry, which has witnessed multiple fatal crashes in recent years. The engine of a plane carrying Saudi Arabia’s […]

Lavishing money on your kids not best way to show love — Dele Momodu

Media professional and a one-time presidential candidate, Chief Dele Momodu, talks about what fatherhood has taught him with TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN      What does fatherhood mean to you? Fatherhood is everything in one. A father is like a pillar in a family an
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Lavishing money on your kids not best way to show love — Dele Momodu

Media professional and a one-time presidential candidate, Chief Dele Momodu, talks about what fatherhood has taught him with TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN      What does fatherhood mean to you? Fatherhood is everything in one. A father is like a pillar in a family and a mother is a foundation because the mother carries the baby in her […]

Buhari didn’t give me N2m, says Small Doctor

Olushola Ricketts When a former Director of New Media for the Peoples Democratic Party, Deji Adeyanju, recently revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari gave some selected entertainers N2m each during a visit to Aso Rock in Abuja, it raised eyebrows. Adeyanj
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Buhari didn’t give me N2m, says Small Doctor

Olushola Ricketts When a former Director of New Media for the Peoples Democratic Party, Deji Adeyanju, recently revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari gave some selected entertainers N2m each during a visit to Aso Rock in Abuja, it raised eyebrows. Adeyanju had written on Twitter, “So, some youths went to Aso Rock yesterday to see Buhari […]

South-West leaders meet, rally support to save Obasanjo, others

Samuel Awoyinfa  and Gbenga Adeniji  Some leaders of South-West met in Lagos on Saturday to forge a common front to frustrate reported attempts by the Federal Government to clamp down on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other unnamed leaders in the re
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South-West leaders meet, rally support to save Obasanjo, others

Samuel Awoyinfa  and Gbenga Adeniji  Some leaders of South-West met in Lagos on Saturday to forge a common front to frustrate reported attempts by the Federal Government to clamp down on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other unnamed leaders in the region. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that a leader of the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, Chief […]

Explosion rocks Zimbabwe president’s rally, VP injured

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally on Saturday, while one of his vice-presidents and two other party officials were wounded. A number of other people were also hurt in the explosion during the electi
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Explosion rocks Zimbabwe president’s rally, VP injured

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally on Saturday, while one of his vice-presidents and two other party officials were wounded. A number of other people were also hurt in the explosion during the election campaign event in Zimbabwe’s second city Bulawayo, according to witnesses, but no official toll […]

World Cup 2018: Etebo too good to play for our club – Stoke fans

Festus Abu Nigeria midfielder, Oghenakaro Etebo, has set the social media into agog with his new club Stoke City fans applauding his performances in the  World Cup in Russia. Despite conceding an own goal in the 2-0 opening match defeat to Croatia in Kalin
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World Cup 2018: Etebo too good to play for our club – Stoke fans

Festus Abu Nigeria midfielder, Oghenakaro Etebo, has set the social media into agog with his new club Stoke City fans applauding his performances in the  World Cup in Russia. Despite conceding an own goal in the 2-0 opening match defeat to Croatia in Kaliningrad on June 22, the  22-year-old, who made a shocking move from a Portuguese football […]

Defection to APC: You’re ingrate, PDP tells Commissioner

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Peoples Democratic Party, Bayelsa State chapter, described the erstwhile Commissioner for Youth Development in the state, Mr. Ibarakumo Otobo, as an ingrate, for defecting to the All Progressives Congress. Otobo and his army of suppo
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Defection to APC: You’re ingrate, PDP tells Commissioner

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Peoples Democratic Party, Bayelsa State chapter, described the erstwhile Commissioner for Youth Development in the state, Mr. Ibarakumo Otobo, as an ingrate, for defecting to the All Progressives Congress. Otobo and his army of supporters, who are mainly youths, dumped the PDP for the APC after he had last Wednesday resigned […]

APC convention: Oyegun gives emotional farewell speech

John Alechenu, Abuja Outgoing National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has bid the leadership of the party farewell. Oyegun in an address to delegates for the last time in his capacity as National Chairman, at the party
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APC convention: Oyegun gives emotional farewell speech

John Alechenu, Abuja Outgoing National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has bid the leadership of the party farewell. Oyegun in an address to delegates for the last time in his capacity as National Chairman, at the party’s national convention in Abuja, on Saturday, urged members to continue to support the party. […]

APC Convention: Buhari appeals to aggrieved members

John Alechenu President Mohammadu Buhari has appealed to aggrieved members of the APC not to leave the party. Buhari made the appeal in his address of welcome to party delegates at the ongoing National Convention of the party, in Abuja, on Saturday. The Presi
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APC Convention: Buhari appeals to aggrieved members

John Alechenu President Mohammadu Buhari has appealed to aggrieved members of the APC not to leave the party. Buhari made the appeal in his address of welcome to party delegates at the ongoing National Convention of the party, in Abuja, on Saturday. The President who paid glowing tributes to the party’s founding fathers and long-standing […]

We’re still in the race, says disappointed Iceland boss

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson declared his side were still in the race for a place in the World Cup last 16 despite Friday’s 2-0 loss to Nigeria. Iceland’s fate is no longer in their own hands, however, as Nigeria will join Croatia as qualifie
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We’re still in the race, says disappointed Iceland boss

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson declared his side were still in the race for a place in the World Cup last 16 despite Friday’s 2-0 loss to Nigeria. Iceland’s fate is no longer in their own hands, however, as Nigeria will join Croatia as qualifiers from Group D if they beat Argentina on Tuesday. READ ALSO: Scoring […]

BREAKING: DSS operatives raid Abaribe’s Abuja home

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Operatives of the Department of State Services on Friday night laid siege to the Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja, home of the Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia-South). The operatives arrived at the Zone E end of the estate and cordone
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BREAKING: DSS operatives raid Abaribe’s Abuja home

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Operatives of the Department of State Services on Friday night laid siege to the Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja, home of the Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP, Abia-South). The operatives arrived at the Zone E end of the estate and cordoned off the street around 5:45pm and were still there around 9pm when this report was filed. DSS operatives had […]

NASS distorted budget because of constituency projects, Presidency insists 

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Friday insisted that members of the National Assembly deliberately distorted the 2018 Budget presented to them by President Muhammadu Buhari in order to increase their allocation for constituency projects. The Speci
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NASS distorted budget because of constituency projects, Presidency insists 

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Friday insisted that members of the National Assembly deliberately distorted the 2018 Budget presented to them by President Muhammadu Buhari in order to increase their allocation for constituency projects. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said this in a statement made available to journalists. […]

Nigeria vs Iceland: Buhari salutes Super Eagles

• Urges team to defeat Argentina President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory on Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. The President in a statement issued by his S
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Nigeria vs Iceland: Buhari salutes Super Eagles

• Urges team to defeat Argentina President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory on Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Friday […]

Fans compare Ahmed Musa with football greats

Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa has scored 4 World Cup⁠ ⁠goals in his career, more than Didier Drogba & Samuel Eto’o. Only Asamoah Gyan (6) and Roger Milla (5) are the only African players to have scored more The flying eagles can now fly. — TARKAA, Moses
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Fans compare Ahmed Musa with football greats

Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa has scored 4 World Cup⁠ ⁠goals in his career, more than Didier Drogba & Samuel Eto’o. Only Asamoah Gyan (6) and Roger Milla (5) are the only African players to have scored more The flying eagles can now fly. — TARKAA, Moses Kator

Driver steals N10m goods, arrested while praying for forgiveness

Deji Lambo and Oluwatobi Akindele  A factory driver, Dominic Nege, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing goods valued at N10.3m. The goods reportedly belonged to Rabel Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Intern
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Driver steals N10m goods, arrested while praying for forgiveness

Deji Lambo and Oluwatobi Akindele  A factory driver, Dominic Nege, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing goods valued at N10.3m. The goods reportedly belonged to Rabel Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of International Breweries. PUNCH Metro learnt that on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Nege was sent to deliver […]

South-East senators, IYC, CACOL reject budget cuts

John Ameh, Sam Awoyinfa, Olaleye Aluko, Leke Baiyewu and Theophilus Onojeghen The South-East Caucus in the Senate, the Ijaw Youth Congress, the Centre Anti-Corruption and Open Leaders and an Afenifere chiefrain, Femi Okurounmu, have opposed the alterations ma
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South-East senators, IYC, CACOL reject budget cuts

John Ameh, Sam Awoyinfa, Olaleye Aluko, Leke Baiyewu and Theophilus Onojeghen The South-East Caucus in the Senate, the Ijaw Youth Congress, the Centre Anti-Corruption and Open Leaders and an Afenifere chiefrain, Femi Okurounmu, have opposed the alterations made by the National Assembly to the 2018 budget. While the South-East caucus faulted the reduction in the […]

Community panics as soldier kills Fulani boy

Peter Dada, Akure A 13-year-old schoolboy, Usman Adamu, has allegedly been killed by a solder attached to the 32 Artilery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Ajowa Akoko, in the Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State. In the incident that occurred o
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Community panics as soldier kills Fulani boy

Peter Dada, Akure A 13-year-old schoolboy, Usman Adamu, has allegedly been killed by a solder attached to the 32 Artilery Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Ajowa Akoko, in the Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State. In the incident that occurred on Wednesday, it was gathered that one other person, Kayejo Adbullahi, was […]

Of crooks and the law of Karma

Fola Ojo For eight years, he loomed large as governor over a state called Plateau. And for that long, he plateaued above the law, taking domineering charge over unaudited security funds and ecological earmarks running into billions of naira. And much of it st
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Of crooks and the law of Karma

Fola Ojo For eight years, he loomed large as governor over a state called Plateau. And for that long, he plateaued above the law, taking domineering charge over unaudited security funds and ecological earmarks running into billions of naira. And much of it streamed down the sewer of corruption into his many private pockets. He […]

Things that shouldn’t fly on Godwin Obaseki’s desk

’Tunji  Ajibade (tunjioa@yahoo.com; 08036683657) One of our weaknesses in this country is that we always lack a plan of action.  When we have the presence of mind to draw up one, we don’t follow it. The result is purposeless movement.  There is a lot o
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Things that shouldn’t fly on Godwin Obaseki’s desk

’Tunji  Ajibade (tunjioa@yahoo.com; 08036683657) One of our weaknesses in this country is that we always lack a plan of action.  When we have the presence of mind to draw up one, we don’t follow it. The result is purposeless movement.  There is a lot of movement, but little progress. I thought that, with the calibre […]

World Cup: FIFA fines Mexico, Serbia over fans’ misbehaviour

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs fine on both the Mexican Football Federation and the Serbian Football Federation for the misconduct of their fans. FIFA said in a statement on Thursday that the disciplinary measure, which was
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World Cup: FIFA fines Mexico, Serbia over fans’ misbehaviour

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs fine on both the Mexican Football Federation and the Serbian Football Federation for the misconduct of their fans. FIFA said in a statement on Thursday that the disciplinary measure, which was in line with article 67 of its Disciplinary Code, was in relation to discriminatory […]

APC chair: Osunbor withdraws as Okorocha meets South-East stakeholders

John Alechenu, Abuja Former Edo State Governor, Prof. Osarhiemen Osunbor, has withdrawn from the race for the position of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress. This, he said, was to enable him to support Adams Oshiomhole, whom he said had wh
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APC chair: Osunbor withdraws as Okorocha meets South-East stakeholders

John Alechenu, Abuja Former Edo State Governor, Prof. Osarhiemen Osunbor, has withdrawn from the race for the position of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress. This, he said, was to enable him to support Adams Oshiomhole, whom he said had what was required to lead the party to the next level. Osunbor said […]

2018 Budget difficult to implement with NASS’ alterations, says Buhari

...says lawmakers inserted 6,403 projects into signed budget  * We’re not a rubber-stamp legislature– N’Assembly Olusola Fabiyi, John Ameh and Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday lamented that the 2018 Appropriation Bill wh
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2018 Budget difficult to implement with NASS’ alterations, says Buhari

...says lawmakers inserted 6,403 projects into signed budget  * We’re not a rubber-stamp legislature– N’Assembly Olusola Fabiyi, John Ameh and Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday lamented that the 2018 Appropriation Bill which he signed into law would be difficult, if not impossible, to implement because of the alterations members of the National Assembly […]

World Cup: Eagles rated third worst team after first round of games

Following the 2-0 loss to Croatia in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup, the Super Eagles have been adjudged as the 29th best of the 32 teams participating at the World Cup after the first round of games. British newspaper Daily Telegraph, in an apprais
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World Cup: Eagles rated third worst team after first round of games

Following the 2-0 loss to Croatia in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup, the Super Eagles have been adjudged as the 29th best of the 32 teams participating at the World Cup after the first round of games. British newspaper Daily Telegraph, in an appraisal of all the teams, rated Nigeria as only […]

Killing dogs for meat illegal, court rules

 A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one millio
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Killing dogs for meat illegal, court rules

 A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But consumption has […]

New Zealand Prime Minister gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become only the second leader to give birth while in office, in another milestone for women in politics. The 37-year-old took to Instagram to reveal the birth of her daughter Thursday, but has downplayed the signi
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New Zealand Prime Minister gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become only the second leader to give birth while in office, in another milestone for women in politics. The 37-year-old took to Instagram to reveal the birth of her daughter Thursday, but has downplayed the significance of her pregnancy. “Plenty of women have multitasked before me, and I […]

Atiku backs Dickson’s restructuring campaign

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa A former Nigeria’s Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, backed the restructuring campaign of Governor Seriake Dickson. Atiku visited Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, to consult with Dickson and the Peoples Democratic Part
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Atiku backs Dickson’s restructuring campaign

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa A former Nigeria’s Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, backed the restructuring campaign of Governor Seriake Dickson. Atiku visited Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, to consult with Dickson and the Peoples Democratic Party in the state to support his presidential ambition. He explained that he had followed the advocacy effort of Dickson on […]

Upright judges’ll be protected —CJN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, charged judges in the country to be bold and courageous as he assured them that the judiciary would protect judicial officers who adhered to their oath of office. Onnognen gave this c
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Upright judges’ll be protected —CJN

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, charged judges in the country to be bold and courageous as he assured them that the judiciary would protect judicial officers who adhered to their oath of office. Onnognen gave this charge at the swearing-in of Justice Abddu Kafarati as the Chief Judge of […]

Gov poll: Osinbajo, Tinubu, 12 govs storm Ekiti for Fayemi

•You’ve nothing to offer Ekiti people, PDP te Olusola Fabiyi and Kamarudeen Ogundele The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said the immediate past Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, is the best man to lead Ekiti State. He u
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Gov poll: Osinbajo, Tinubu, 12 govs storm Ekiti for Fayemi

•You’ve nothing to offer Ekiti people, PDP te Olusola Fabiyi and Kamarudeen Ogundele The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said the immediate past Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, is the best man to lead Ekiti State. He urged the people of the state to vote massively for the candidate of […]

Govt to set up ranches in Oyo, Benue, Kaduna, seven others

Niyi Odebode, Abuja The Federal Government and states have agreed to set up cattle ranches in 10 states — Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara to end herders, farmers’ crisis in the country. The 10 states are in
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Govt to set up ranches in Oyo, Benue, Kaduna, seven others

Niyi Odebode, Abuja The Federal Government and states have agreed to set up cattle ranches in 10 states — Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara to end herders, farmers’ crisis in the country. The 10 states are in the first phase of the national ranching project. This was disclosed on […]

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