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Liverpool crush Manchester City,move eight points clear

Liverpool crush Manchester City,move eight points clear

Liverpool FC on Sunday extended their lead at the English Premiership League to nine points with a 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Manchester City. Two first half goals from Fabinho and Mo Sallah as well as a fine header from Sadio Mane in the early minutes of second half gave Liverpool a comfortable lead. Bernado Silva scored for Manchester City in ... Read More »

Togo:Dangote builds $60m cement Plant

Togo:Dangote builds $60m cement Plant

Dangote Industries Limited has signed deals with the Government of Togo (GoT), to make phosphate into fertiliser and build a cement factory in that country. With over two billion tonnes of phosphate reserves, Togo is one of the leading phosphate producers in Africa. By partnering the Dangote Group, the country intends to benefit from the expertise and investment capacity of Africa’s largest ... Read More »

Buhari congratulates new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

Buhari congratulates new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari  has congratulated Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama on his appointment as Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, following the retirement of John Cardinal Onaiyekan. In a statement signed on his behalf by Garba Shehu, his spokesperson in Abuja on Sunday, the President said, “As the immediate past President of Catholic Bishops Conference ... Read More »

Nigerian pastor,23 others on trial for sex slavery in France

Nigerian pastor,23 others on trial for sex slavery in France

Twenty-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France go on trial midweek, the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe.Nigeria was the main country of origin of the migrants arriving across the Mediterranean to Italy in 2016 and 2017, though their numbers have ... Read More »

Makinde and Ibadan’s recurring house of horror

Makinde and Ibadan’s recurring house of horror

By: Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com I have lost count of how many houses of horror have been unearthed in various parts of the country in recent time, starting from the North before berthing, last week, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and famed largest city in West Africa. Apart from such houses being centres of cruelty and “man’s inhumanity to man” ... Read More »

Falana provides proofs of Buhari’s alleged third-term moves

Falana provides proofs of Buhari’s alleged third-term moves

Activist lawyer, Femi Falana, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was secretly working towards a third term agenda. There have been calls by certain groups for Buhari to extend his tenure beyond 2023. But Buhari has said he would hand over at the end of his second term in office and return to his hometown in Katsina state, Daura. Falana ... Read More »

TEENAGER, THREE OTHERS ARRESTED WITH 42 BAGS OF INDIAN HEMP IN OGUN.

TEENAGER, THREE OTHERS ARRESTED WITH 42 BAGS OF INDIAN HEMP IN OGUN.

By: Adebola Owolola A nineteen year old boy James Tiva and three others namely Anayor Okechukwu,m’ 25yrs, John chid m’ 32yrs and Felix Tehemeh m’ 20yrs were on Saturday 9th of November 2019 arrested with 42 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp. The suspects were arrested following an information received by the DPO ijebu igbo police station that ... Read More »

Roads situation: I was misquoted, says Fashola

Roads situation: I was misquoted, says Fashola

Faced with a barrage of attack ,the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola at the weekend recanted and said he was misquoted on the claim that federal roads were not as deplorable as the public portrayed them. He maintained that he did not use the word ‘exaggeration’. The minister made the clarification in Ilara- Mokin,Ifedore local government area of ... Read More »

Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides, says UNICEF

Nigeria has second-largest number of child brides, says UNICEF

THE United Nations Children’s Fund has said Nigeria has the second-largest number of child brides in the world, with 23 million girls and women married out as children in the country, thereby ending their educational strive. Mr Bhanu Pathak, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, stated this in Bauchi State on Saturday at a Youth Talk organised ... Read More »

Hold government accountable, Adeboye charges Nigerians

Hold government accountable, Adeboye charges Nigerians

GENERAL Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has tasked Nigerians to demand accountability from elected representatives. This, he said, will go a long in deepening democratic and participatory governance in Nigeria. Adeboye gave the charge last Sunday at the Special Prayer and Thanksgiving for Professors, lecturers, teachers, youth Corps, students and their families at ... Read More »

President Buhari greets Mamman Daura at 80

President Buhari greets Mamman Daura at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday congratulated veteran journalist, Alhaji  Mamman Daura, on his 80th birthday. Buhari hailed him for many years of love and sacrifices for the nation, especially in his chosen career, journalism. The President recalled Daura’s “remarkable brilliance from childhood at the Katsina Middle School and ... Read More »

2023 Presidency: Igbo groups plot alliances with West, North

2023 Presidency: Igbo groups plot alliances with West, North

As part of preliminary preparations to produce Nigeria’s president in 2023, some concerned Igbo leaders are believed to be behind new groups currently seeking alliances with groups in the Southwest and the Northern parts of Nigeria. This is even as elder statesman, Col. Lambert Ihenacho (rtd), founder of Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko and the leadership of the Movement ... Read More »

Appeal court affirms Sanwo-Olu’s election

Appeal court affirms Sanwo-Olu’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos yesterday upheld the judgement of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal affirming the election of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Governor of Lagos State. The Appellate Court dismissed an appeal filed by Labour Party (LP) challenging the judgment in a unanimous decision, ruling that the appeal lodged by Labour Party lacked merit and “sank ... Read More »

Jonathan keeps PDP guessing one week to Kogi, Bayelsa elections

Jonathan keeps PDP guessing one week to Kogi, Bayelsa elections

It is only seven days to the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, but members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are confused over the stand of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Their anxiety further heightened on Wednesday when the party flagged off its campaign rally with Jonathan conspicuously absent. Also absent at the rally was a governorship aspirant ... Read More »

Lyon to voters: collect your money from PDP, vote for APC

Lyon to voters: collect your money from PDP, vote for APC

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the governorship election in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, has asked voters to collect their money from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but to elect the APC. Lyon said the PDP government instead of using the money to develop poor communities was stockpiling it and waiting for November 16 to buy the ... Read More »

Osinbajo Attends ECOWAS Summit In Niger Republic

Osinbajo Attends ECOWAS Summit In Niger Republic

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is set to visit Niamey, Niger Republic for an extraordinary Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Summit. Osinbajo is representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the meeting. A statement signed on Friday by Laolu Akande of the office of the Vice President explained that the Summit will include other ECOWAS Heads of State and Government and ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.168trillon 2020 budget

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.168trillon 2020 budget

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday presented a total budget size of N1.168trillion for 2020 to the House of Assembly. The budget estimates consist of N723.6billion as capital expenditure and N441.8billion for recurrent expenditure, which is a ratio of 62-48 per cent. Tagged budget of re-awakening, the governor said there were needs for sacrifices to re-invent Lagos in order to ... Read More »

Cultists kill eight in Edo

Cultists kill eight in Edo

THE cult war that began in the University of Benin last week has escalated following killing of eight persons in different parts of Bénin City. A 200-level student identified as Moses Adeshina popularly called Aficionado was shot dead while some students were having a jeans carnival. The killing led to the suspension of all social activities within campus by the ... Read More »

Barcelona have €15m bid for 17-year-old Nigerian  striker,Karim Adeyemi rejected

Barcelona have €15m bid for 17-year-old Nigerian striker,Karim Adeyemi rejected

In August, Karim Adeyemi was awarded the gold Fritz Walter Medal by the German Football Association (DFB) – which is awarded to the best young talents in German football. For reference, Bayer Leverkusen‘s Kai Havertz was awarded the same medal in 2018.He his worth One hundred million Euros in today’s inflated football market.Upon receipt of the award, Adeyemi was motivated to go forth ... Read More »

CCB, AGF move to block bank accounts of 200 public officers

CCB, AGF move to block bank accounts of 200 public officers

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) is working with the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to block bank accounts of 200 allegedly corrupt public officers. The move was initiated following the completion of an investigation of over 200 cases by the CCB involving about N40 billion. Chairman of CCB, Professor Mohammed Isah, who disclosed this yesterday ... Read More »