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Barcelona star Lionel Messi relaxes with his human-sized dog at home (Photos)

Barcelona star Lionel Messi relaxes with his human-sized dog at home

Barcelona and Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi, shared these three snaps of himself cuddling up to his human-sized canine pal, a Dogue de Bordeaux called Senor Hulk. His son Thiago, five, also joined his father for one of the pictures he shared via his Instagram story.

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Governor Ambode dissolves the boards of Lagos State sports associations

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has approved with immediate effect, the dissolution of the 36 State Sports Associations which were under the supervision of the Lagos State Sports Commission excluding the State Football Association. According to a statement by the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Kweku Tandoh, dissolution of the Boards became necessary to enable the State Government to ...

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UK declares Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s church, Christ Embassy, insolvent!

UK declares Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s church, Christ Embassy, insolvent

The Christ Embassy church in the United Kingdom is in debt and has been declared insolvent by the Charity Commission, the agency that regulates charity organizations in the country. The church owned by popular Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakhilome, was flagged on the Charity Commission website as “charity insolvent”. Accordingto the commission, a charity is considered as being insolvent when it ...

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”Clear fuel queues before Sunday” Ibe Kachikwu tells NNPC

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Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has ordered NNPC to ensure that fuel queues disappear from all filling stations by Sunday February 18th. Kachikwu gave the directive when he spoke at a world news conference to intimate journalists on the upcoming international oil and gas conference and exhibition tagged the Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS). I can tell ...

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President Buhari condemns killings in Zamfara state, says perpetrators will be brought to book

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President Buhari has reacted to the killing of 36 persons in Birane Village in Zurmi Local Council of Zamfara State on Wednesday February 14th. Unknown gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, attacked residents of the community, killing as many as 36 persons. Read here. President Buhari says the killings will be investigated and those behind it will be brought to book.

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Photos: APC governors storm Katsina on four chartered planes ahead meeting with President Buhari

APC governors storm Katsina on four chartered planes ahead meeting with President Buhari

State governors under the All Progressive Congress APC Governors Forum, today stormed Katsina on four chattered planes ahead of their meetings with President Buhari in his country home in Daura, Katsina state. The Four chattered planes conveying the governors and their aides landed intermittently at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua International Airport where they were received on arrival by their Katsina counterpart ...

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Police IG warns against inflammatory statements on Fulani herdsmen and farmers clashes

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The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has advised Nigerians to avoid making inflammatory statements and playing politics with the herders/farmers clashes to achieve genuine reconciliation. Speaking during the launch of his book in Lagos, Idris said that the security challenges needed to be properly managed so as not to drag the country into unending crisis. “This is the only ...

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APC sacks Kogi state chairman and 38 other officials

APC sacks Kogi state chairman and 38 other officials

     On Thursday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced the expulsion of its Kogi State Chairman, Haddi Ametuo, and 38 others from the party. The ruling party hinged the action on alleged gross misconduct and anti-party activities. The office of the National Vice-Chairman (North Central) of the party accused Ametuo and 38 others of working against the interest and ...

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”It will be foolish of me to say there is no corruption in this government” Rotimi Amaechi says

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The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, said this when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja yesterday February 15th. ”I will nearly be a foolish man to say that there is no corruption in this government, but compare the magnitude if there is any. Before it was with impunity. Now there are consequences for stealing” he said.

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Higher institutions in Nassarawa State begin indefinite strike

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The Joint Union of Tertiary Institutions (JUTI), Nasarawa State Chapter today embarked on an indefinite strike following the state government’s failure to meet their demands on welfare issues. The Chairman, Samuel Bashayi made this disclosure in a statement in Lafia. Bashayi, who is also the Chairman of the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), Akwanga Chapter, said the institutions ...

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INEC sets up panel to probe underage voting in Kano

INEC sets up panel to probe underage voting in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commissioner, INEC, has set up a committee to probe the underage voting in Kano state. Recall that last week, the local government election in Kano witnessed so many underaged voters. The electoral officials alleged that they could do nothing about it because the residents of the area had threatened to attack them if the underaged persons ...

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Arrested Boko Haram commander says Abubakar Shekau is currently in Cameroon

Arrested Boko Haram commander says Abubakar Shekau is currently in Cameroon

One of the Boko Haram commanders, Abdullahi Bello, who was arrested by the Nigerian Army on February 14th, says the wanted factional leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, has escaped to Kolofata in neighbouring Cameroun. Bello was one of the sect’s commanders forced out of Sambisa Forest by the clear out offensive of military troops involved in Operation Deep Punch ...

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Uduaghan calls for collective effort to develop Asaba, Delta state

Uduaghan calls for collective effort to develop Asaba, Delta state

Former Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has called on Deltans to join hands with government to make Asaba a befitting state capital. The former Governor stated this while commissioning Downtown Lounge and Restaurant in Asaba. He noted that Asaba was known for several industries and businesses established by Asaba indigenes and called on the younger generation of Asaba to ...

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Alleged illegal appointments in NNPC: Court hears suit against Buhari, Baru March 28

Alleged illegal appointments in NNPC: Court hears suit against Buhari, Baru March 28

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Tuesday, fixed March 28 to begin hearing on a suit accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of approving illegal appointments in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The suit which was lodged before the court by a constitutional lawyer, Mr. Johnmary Jideobi, has been assigned to Justice Ahmed Mohammed, for hearing. Aside President ...

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Missing N36m: Senator Sani storms JAMB office with anti-snake venom, charmers

Missing N36m: Senator Sani storms JAMB office with anti-snake venom, charmers

There was a little drama at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, office on Tuesday as the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, stormed the board’s office with anti-snake venom and snake charmers to recover a missing N36m allegedly stolen from the board’s vault by a mysterious snake. This is following the recent startling report of a missing N36 ...

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50% Nigerian children engage in child labour – NBS

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) 2017 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) says about 50.8 per cent of Nigerian children, ages between five and 17, are involved in child labour. The NBS conducted the survey in conjunction with other partners, including the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). Child labour entails work ...

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Herdsmen sack Akure local government council, the seat of power in Ondo

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Akure South local government council, the seat of power in Ondo state was sacked by over 30 herdsmen who invaded it. Workers of the council fled as the rapacious herdsmen inflicted machete cuts on the shoulder of the councils Agriculture Officer Simon Johnson. No fewer than three about to be wedded couple fled to different directions as the herdsmen distrusted ...

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CCT Chairman should have recused himself from Saraki’s trial — Group

CCT Chairman should have recused himself from Saraki’s trial — Group

A group, Kwara Leadership Alliance, GKLA, says Senate President Bukola Saraki has been vindicated on his claim that the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Chairman, Mr Danladi Umar, was not qualified to hear his case on account of the criminal charges filed against him (Umar) by the Economic and financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The group, in a statement, noted that ...

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Killer herdsmen dividing Nigeria — Bishop Udeh

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General Overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Liberation Ministries lnc. (a.k.a By-Fire-By-Fire), Nnewi, Anambra State, Bishop Abraham Chris Udeh, has condemned the wanton killings of farmers by herdsmen in various parts of the country. He lamented that the killings were gradually leading to a systematic division of the nation. In his new year message, Udeh noted that the killings could ...

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NAPTIP seals baby factory in Abuja

NAPTIP seals baby factory in Abuja

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said it had sealed an illegal maternity and baby factory in Nyanya, Abuja. This is contained in a statement signed by the NAPTIP spokesman, Mr Josiah Emerole, and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday. Emerole said that the acclaimed Chief Medical Director of the baby factory was ...

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