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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 5th top goal scorer in football history

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 5th top goal scorer in football history

Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken Gerd Muller on the top goal scorers in football history list, with the Portuguese beating the Germany legend to fifth position after his goal scoring run for Juventus. Ronaldo’s outstanding brilliance was brought into the discussion again after he singlehandedly inspired Juventus to a comfortable yet narrow 2-1 victory over Parma at the Allianz Stadium last ... Read More »

Sotitobire: Missing child in Akure not yet found

Sotitobire: Missing child in Akure not yet found

Gold Kolawole, the child who got missing during a service at the popular Sotitobire Praising Chapel in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has not been found after. On the contrary, the man who claimed to have kidnapped the child and who was arrested in Port Harcourt has been remanded in prison custody by an Ondo State Magistrates’ Court sitting in ... Read More »

4.6 billion people combined poorer than the world’s 2,153 billionaires – Oxfam

4.6 billion people combined poorer than the world’s 2,153 billionaires – Oxfam

The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth between them than a combined 4.6 billion people, new research has claimed. In a study published yesterday, international charity, Oxfam, called on governments to implement policies that may help to reduce wealth inequality. The report comes as delegates gather in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum conference. “If everyone were to ... Read More »

Coronavirus kills fourth person as outbreak continues to spread across China

Coronavirus kills fourth person as outbreak continues to spread across China

A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China which has infected more than 200 people, authorities said. The outbreak is believed to have started late last month among people connected to a seafood market in the eastern Chinese city of Wuhan, where all four fatalities have been. State media did not provide any details ... Read More »

Nine Imo lawmakers defect to APC

Nine Imo lawmakers defect to APC

Nine members of the Imo State House of Assembly have defected from their parties to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Those who left the PDP are Chyna Iwuanyanwu (Nwangele), Chidiebere Ogbunikpa(Okigwe), Heclus Okorocha (Ohaji/Egbema) and Paul Emeziem (Onuimo). Th e defectors from AA are Authur Egwim (Ideato North), Obinna Okwara (Nkwerre), Johnson Duru (Ideato South) and Ngozi Obiefule (Isu). Only ... Read More »

Third person killed by coronavirus as deadly disease spreads across four countries

Third person killed by coronavirus as deadly disease spreads across four countries

… Authorities in China believe the outbreak can be contained A third person has died as a result of a deadly virus outbreak in China with the number of cases tripling over the weekend, according to health officials. Fears of a major outbreak have increased after the new coronavirus strain infected another 136 people in the Chinese city of Wuhan, ... Read More »

No Mercy For Pipeline Vandals  – Governor Sanwo-Olu vows

No Mercy For Pipeline Vandals – Governor Sanwo-Olu vows

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has vowed to deal with vandals who caused the pipeline explosion in Abule Egba area of the state yesterday. The explosion reportedly caused by vandals, was said to have left no fewer than two people dead as many houses were razed. The governor who visited the site today said through his Twitter handle: “My ... Read More »

Supreme Court Ruling: Wike Congratulates Tambuwal

Supreme Court Ruling: Wike Congratulates Tambuwal

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has congratulated the Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal over his resounding victory at the Supreme Court. He described the victory as a confirmation of the overwhelming support given to him by the people of Sokoto. “I enjoin Governor Tambuwal to work for the unity and growth of the State through an ... Read More »

Makinde mourns Lekan Are

Makinde mourns Lekan Are

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has described the death of a former President of the Government College Ibadan Old Boys Association (GCIOBA), Dr. Lekan Are, as a huge loss the State, the education sector and the media. Governor Makinde, in a condolence message made available in Ibadan on today, said that he received the news of Dr. Are’s demise ... Read More »

OSUN CHIEF WHIP BAGS ROYAL AFRICAN YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD

OSUN CHIEF WHIP BAGS ROYAL AFRICAN YOUNG LEADERSHIP AWARD

“I’m always proud of you and we are really proud of all you’re doing. Just, keep it up.” Those were the words of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, as he honoured Honourable Tunde Olatunji, the chief whip of Osun State House of Assembly, with the prestigious Royal African Young Leadership Award yesterday ... Read More »

Arteta furious after VAR denies Pepe a penalty against Sheffield United

Arteta furious after VAR denies Pepe a penalty against Sheffield United

Mikel Arteta struggled to hide his ire after Nicolas Pepe was denied a penalty during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Sheffield United at the Emirates. The Gunners looked on course for what would have been only their second Premier League victory under their new manager after Gabriel Martinelli prodded the home side into the lead on the stroke of half time. ... Read More »

Those who will defend Donald Trump

Those who will defend Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson, CNBC reports. CNBC also reports that on the team is ex-Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. In addition, Robert Ray, who succeeded Starr as ... Read More »

Courts Jail two men for Fraud

Courts Jail two men for Fraud

By Bola Owolola Justice A.T Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, has sentenced Tarila Ebizimor to seven years imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of N4million. The convict, a supervisor in the Security Department of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was prosecuted by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial ... Read More »

Oyo Govt. to prosecute those who demolished Ibadan schools

Oyo Govt. to prosecute those who demolished Ibadan schools

Oyo State has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the illegal demolition of classrooms in two state-owned Primary schools within Ibadan metropolis and vowed to prosecute the offenders. Information had reached the Government early on Thursday to the effect that some unknown individuals in Egbeda and Ona-Ara Local Government Areas of the State illegally entered the premises of two ... Read More »

Celine Dion loses mother

Celine Dion loses mother

Popular singer, Celine Dion has lost her mother, Thérèse Tanguay, to throat cancer. The woman died at the age of 92. Thérèse, also known as “Mama Dion,” died January 16, 2020 after battling serious health issues for months. “It is with deep sadness that Feeling Productions announces the death of Mrs. Thérèse Tanguay Dion,” a statement released by Entertainment Tonight ... Read More »

Alleged N650m Fraud: Court Adjourns Trial of Akinjide, Others till Jan 17

Alleged N650m Fraud: Court Adjourns Trial of Akinjide, Others till Jan 17

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos has adjourned until January 17, 2020 for continuation of trial in the alleged N650million fraud case involving Jumoke Akinjide, a former minister of state for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and two other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti The three are standing ... Read More »

Kwara Zone Customs Generates N568.8m

Kwara Zone Customs Generates N568.8m

By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin The Nigerian Customs Joint Border Drill ‎Operations in the North Central Zone stationed in Ilorin has made seizure of banned items with duty paid values of N568, 763,380 within five months. Briefing newsmen in Ilorin yesterday, the Custom Zonal ‎Coordinator, Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba said the Custom’s Drill Operations was established on August 20, 2019 as ... Read More »

Court Revokes Bail of Abuja Property Developer

Court Revokes Bail of Abuja Property Developer

Justice D.Z Senchi of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), High Court, Jabi, Abuja, yesterday revoked the bail he granted Abuja property developer, Joseph Idoko, and ordered that he be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for arriving the court late. The EFCC is prosecuting Idoko on a five count-charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Entrepreneurs Key to Africa’s Prosperity – U.S. Consul General

Nigeria’s Entrepreneurs Key to Africa’s Prosperity – U.S. Consul General

U.S. Consul General, Claire Pierangelo, has reiterated the importance of Nigeria’s entrepreneurs to the continued growth of economies in the West African sub-region and the prosperity of the continent. Speaking at a one-day capacity-building seminar for the first cohort of U.S. sponsored Tony Elumelu Foundation alumni, Ms. Pierangelo noted that population trends in Africa’s largest economy will not only mean ... Read More »

DAVOS 2020: WHY THE WORLD IS LESS COOL THIS YEAR

DAVOS 2020: WHY THE WORLD IS LESS COOL THIS YEAR

By Chris Bishop, CNBC Next week world leaders will meet at one of the coldest spots on earth to discuss this divided planet’s burning issues that threaten its very survival. For years, the World’s Davos gathering has been around issues of globalisation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and artificial intelligence. It is 50 years since the free market optimist Klaus Schwab ... Read More »