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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Champions League draw: Juve face Madrid, City to meet Liverpool

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Real Madrid will face Juventus in a repeat of last season’s Champions League final, while Premier League sides Manchester City and Liverpool have been drawn together in the quarter-finals. Holders Madrid will have to beat Juventus again if they are to claim the trophy for the third year in a row, having triumphed 4-1 against the Italian champions in Cardiff ...

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Electoral Act Amendment: Don cautions NASS against `over legislation’

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Prof. Abdulwahab Egbewole, former Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin says the National Assembly has not done anything beyond its constitutional power by amending the Electoral Act. The law professor, however, cautioned the federal lawmakers against what he called “over legislation”. Egbewole made the remarks in Ilorin on Thursday while interacting with newsmen on the controversy surrounding the ...

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COSON sues Young Shall Grow Motors, wants N105m for alleged copyright infringement Royalties

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday fixed March 19 for continuation of trial of alleged copyright infringement by Young Shall Grow Motors Ltd. The Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) had taken the company to court to challenge an alleged copyright infringement as guaranteed by the Copyright Act, Cap 28, Laws of the Federation, 2004. COSON is seeking declarative ...

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Rapper Olamide `Baddo’ launches new TV Channel

Rapper Olamide `Baddo’ launches new TV Channel

Rapper Olamide Adedeji a.ka. ‘Baddo,’ on Thursday, announced the launch of his Television Channel, `Voice Of The Streets (VOTS)’. The launch date incidentally is the Science student crooner’s birthday and he described the station as “a birthday gift to myself.’’ He further dedicated the station to his family, especially his late mother who passed away recently, his son and his ...

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Buhari’s visit renewed our hopes – Dapchi parents

Buhari’s visit renewed our hopes – Dapchi parents

Some parents of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Dapchi had given them more assurance of rescuing the girls safely. Malam Bashir Manzo, Chairman of the Abducted Girls Parents Association, in Dapchi that the visit was a true sympathy full of assurances to the parents. “We have listened attentively to the president and have ...

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Nigeria retain 52nd position in latest FIFA rankings

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Nigeria retained her previous 52nd position in the world and seventh in Africa in the March FIFA/Coca Cola World rankings released on Thursday. Nigeria had 609 points, two points below Cameroon that is 51st in the world. The top five is unaltered, with Germany still on top, while Poland that will be up against the Super Eagles in a friendly ...

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Nigeria is 5th happiest country in Africa, 91st in World

Nigeria is 5th happiest country in Africa, 91st in World

Nigeria has been ranked the 91 happiest nation of the world, and fifth in Africa in the 2018 World Happiness Report. The survey was released on Wednesday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) as part of the UN World Happiness Day- March 20. SDSN is part of the UN’s response to the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable ...

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Anti-Open Grazing Law: Benue to auction confiscated livestock

Anti-Open Grazing Law: Benue to auction confiscated livestock

The Benue Government has directed its Ministry of Finance to appoint a registered Auctioneer to auction livestock confiscated in violation of the state Anti-Open Grazing Law 2017. The Commissioner for Information, Mr Lawrence Onoja, disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the state Executive Council meeting on Thursday in Makurdi. Onoja said the livestock was confiscated from some cattle owners in ...

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Police officer killed, others injured in Delta communal crisis

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A Police officer was reportedly shot dead and several others sustained bullet wounds in a communal crisis in Obodo-Eti community, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday. It was gathered that the community had been embroiled in a leadership tussle in the last six years with opposing parties producing parallel executives. “Both parties have their own chairmen of Community ...

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Seplat refinances $300m revolving credit facility, raises $350m notes

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Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, yesterday announced that it has successfully refinanced its existing US$300 million Revolving Credit Facility (RCF) due December 2018 with a new four year US$300 million RCF due June 2022. The Chief Financial Officer, Seplat, Mr. Roger Brown, disclosed this in a statement sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, stating that the RCF carries initial ...

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Tsav optimistic Buhari’s visit will boost security, relationship between Fed. Govt, Benue

Tsav optimistic Buhari’s visit will boost security, relationship between Fed. Govt, Benue

The Public Complaints Commissioner for Benue, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Benue would improve security and create better relationship between the State and the Federal Government. Tsav said on Monday in Makurdi that the visit would also create a strong synergy with both the president and political leaders in the state. He, however, ...

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EFCC investigates 16 foreigners over alleged oil theft

EFCC investigates 16 foreigners over alleged oil theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched investigation of 16 foreigners arrested for alleged oil theft in Rivers. The suspects, said to be Ukrainians, were apprehended and handed over to the commission by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operation Base in Bonny, Rivers. EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. He said ...

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Banks not impacting on lives or livelihoods of most Nigerians – Osinbajo

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The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday decried the low impact of commercial banks on the citizenry with no fewer than 40 per cent of the people under-banked. He said this in a remark at the public presentation and launching of the book “Banking Reform in Nigeria: the Law, the Prospects and the Challenges’’ written by a doctor of ...

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30 yrs old man arrested for raping 12 yr old boy in Minna

30 yrs old man arrested for raping 12 yr old boy in Minna

Minna- The Childs Right Agency has arrested a 30 year old trader, Zainu Mohammed for allegedly raping a 12 year old boy in Kaswan Gwari Market in Minna, Niger state. The victim, (name witheld) is in primary five and hawks pure water in the same market. Narrating his ordeal to officials of the Agency, the victim said he went to ...

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Obaseki preaches cordial farmer/herder relations

Obaseki preaches cordial farmer/herder relations

Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called for calm among farming communities and herders in the state, appealing that they maintain good neighbourly relations. The governor said this when he met members of Odiguetue Community of Ovia North East Local Government Area, at the Government House, in Benin City, Edo State. The governor, who was represented by his ...

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Dino Melaye, others lobby for creation of University in Okun land

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The National Universities Commission, NUC, disclosed Monday that within the last five years, about six million University admission seekers in Nigeria were denied admission. The came as Senator Dino Melaye and others from Kabba in Okun land said that Okun land deserve a university. Speaking Monday in Abuja while having in audience, intelligentsias from Kogi West lobbying for upgrade of ...

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Lagos begins health insurance scheme

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The Lagos State Government says it will soon launch its health insurance scheme. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said in Lagos on Monday that government was firming up arrangements to ensure the success of the scheme. He attributed the delay on the commencement of the scheme in the state to lack of data. Idris said: “The Information ...

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