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We’ll rescue Nigerians in 2019 – ADP

The Action Democratic Party, ADP, has boasted it would rescue Nigeria in 2019 from what it described as the failed leadership of both the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In a statement by its spokesman, Prince Adelaja Adeoye, the party said Nigerians have …

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Chelsea battling for Champions League future – Conte

Antonio Conte says Chelsea are battling to secure their Champions League future and warned of a “bad surprise” after weekend results left them 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City. Antonio Conte After a fourth loss in 16 games against West Ham on Saturday, the Chelsea boss thinks a …

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Group tasks S/East Govs on compulsory teaching of Igbo language

An Ndi-Igbo Group, Orlu Gburugburu Cultural Union of Nigeria has called on Southeast states governors and parents, to ensure compulsory teaching and learning of the Igbo language to preserve Igbo cultural heritages. Chief Nwokedi Orabuchi, chairman of group, spoke at the group’s End of the Year Get Together and Award …

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Dortmund sack Bosz, Stoeger takes over as head coach

Borussia Dortmund sacked Peter Bosz as head coach on Sunday and replaced him with Austrian Peter Stoeger, who was only fired by Bundesliga bottom side Cologne last weekend. Bosz Dutchman Bosz, 54, was released after just 167 days in charge as Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Werder Bremen left …

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Five Candidates left in PDP chairmanship contest

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political editor Few minutes before the commencement of voting at the PDP national convention it was announced that three of the chairmanship candidates had withdrawn from the contest. The three who withdrew were Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Senator Rasheed Ladoja and Mr. Jimi Agbaje. The development has left …

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PDP National Convention: Roll Call

By Henry Umoru Senator Ahmed Makarfi Former President Goodluck JonathanFormer Vice President Namadi SamboFormer Vice President Atiku AbubakarDepute Senate President Ike EkweremaduFormer Senate President President David MarkFormer governor Sule Lamido of JigawaGovernor Ayodele Fayose of EkitiNyesom Wike of RiversIfeanyi Okowa of DeltaUdom Emmanuel of Akwa IbomOkezie Ikpeazu of AbiaDarius Ishaku …

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Trump calls out Clinton, Bush and Obama on Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump rewound the video tape Friday to show how three predecessors — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — made promises on Jerusalem that they later backtracked on. TRUMP “I fulfilled my campaign promise – others didn’t!” he boasted on Twitter, posting a video montage …

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PDP Convention: Police say adequate security arrangement in place

The Police Command in the FCT has warned that it would not tolerate any acts that would cause trouble at Saturday’s convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scheduled to hold in Abuja. The Spokesman of the Command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, gave the warning in an interview with the Newsmen …

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32 countries to participate in Miss Africa beauty pageant Dec. 27

No fewer than 32 beauty queens are expected to participate in the 2017 edition of Miss Africa beauty pageant in Calabar, an official has said. Gov. Ben Ayade presents cash, car to Miss Loretta Mendez (Angola) winner 2016 Miss Africa Beauty Pageant Mr Thomas Ikpeme, Senior Special Assistant to Gov. …

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Money laundering: Court gives EFCC nod to arraign ex-AGF, Otunla, others Jan 27

By Ikechukwu NnochiriABUJA – The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the leave to arraign former Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Jonah Otunla on a five-count money laundering charge. Jonah Otunla Trial Justice Nnamdi Dimgba fixed January 22, 2018, for Otunla …

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Ex-Appeal Court Justice Mohammed Tsamiya arrested over alleged N200m bribe scam

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested a retired Justice of the Court of Appeal, Mohammed Tsamiya, for allegedly demanding N200 million bribe. Spokesperson of the commission, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. Judicial symbol for justice Okoduwa alleged that the …

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FG okays more private universities

The Federal Government has given the approval for the eshtablisment of six private universities in Nigeria. The new private Universities according to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu are the Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta state, Spiritan University, Nneochi, Abia State, Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Pamo University of Medical Sciences, …

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UPDATE: Atiku shutdowns Wadata

By Dirisu Yakubu ABUJA- Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar literally turned Wadata Plaza, national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into a Mecca of sort on Tuesday following his brief appearance alongside a retinue of political allies and associates. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar being received by the PDP …

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Court remands sexagenarian in prison for alleged rape of 14-year-old girl

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo on Tuesday remanded a sexagenarian, Rafiu Olalekan in Agodi Prison for alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl . The Magistrate, Modupeola Olagbenro, in her ruling, remanded Olalekan in the prison pending the outcome of the case file at the state Directorate of …

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Suarez cannot see Neymar joining Real Madrid

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez insisted he cannot envisage former teammate Neymar moving to rivals Real Madrid due to his “admiration” for Barca. Neymar-Suarez Neymar spent four years at the Camp Nou before sensationally moving to Paris Saint-German in August for a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) fee. However, …

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Stop insulting Shettima over GEJ’s failure, Northern leaders warn Omokri

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region EditorThe controversy triggered by comments made by Borno State Governor, Kashmir Shettima, at a book launch in Abuja chronicling how and why former President Goodluck Jonathan lost the 2015 election, have taken a new turn with northern leaders warning the former president’s aide not to …

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PDP Professionals reject Suswan as chairman Electoral Panel Committee

By Dapo Akinrefon A pressure group, PDP Professionals for the Defense Integrity and Equity has rejected former governor of Benue State, Mr Gabriel Suswan as chairman of the Electoral Panel Committee for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP alleging that his appointment was deliberately designed to arrive at a predetermined solution. …

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Brignoli rescues Benevento to spoil Gattuso’s Milan debut

Goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli sealed the first ever Serie A point for newcomers Benevento to spoil Gennaro Gattuso’s debut as AC Milan coach in a 2-2 draw that was greeted like a victory by the hosts. AC Milan’s new coach Gennaro Gattuso is pictured before the Italian Serie A football match …

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Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Charles Ibitoye, joins ancestors

Oba Charles Ibitoye, the Olomu of Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara, has joined his ancestors. His demise was confirmed to newsmen in Omu-Aran on Saturday by Chief Festus Awoniyi, the Petu of Omu-Aran. Awoniyi broke the news of the monarch’s passage shortly after the meeting of the …

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Nigeria’s flourishing ‘miracle cure’ business for HIV/AIDS

Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised “a cure for AIDS”. Infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), she felt the ad was her only hope — so against her better judgement, she clicked on the link. AIDS SYMBOL The 30-year-old Nigerian had created a fake profile …

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