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Detention of Kanu will not stop Biafra from becoming a reality – Cleric

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The General Overseer of Bethel House of God Mission, Awkunanaw, Enugu, Enugu State, Bishop Amaechi Agbo has advised the Federal Government to release the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu without further delay, to avoid throwing the nation into an unmanageable crisis. He said Kanu’s continued detention will continue to create more problem for the Nigerian nation ...

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Ebola Outbreak is Over – WHO to Declare

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The Ebola epidemic that lasted for two  years and killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over, with Liberia the last country expecting the all-clear. The worst outbreak of the tropical virus in history has wrecked the economic and health systems of the three worst-hit nations since it emerged ...

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Senate sets up Search Committee for Missing Budget

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SENATE President, Dr Bukola Saraki, tacitly admitted, yesterday, that the 2016 budget was missing from the National Assembly, when he openly said a search committee set up by the Senate for the missing document would present its report today. Saraki’s confirmation of the report came just as we gathered that the search committee quizzed aides of President Muhammadu Buhari in the National ...

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My Wife sent me out of our house, Husband Lament in Court

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An Alimosho Customary Court in Lagos on Thursday dissolved a 17-year-old marriage between Ajoke Ayoola and her husband, Omotayo, for infidelity and frequent beatings. In her judgment, the President of the court, Alhaja S.O Mumuni, said the petitioner was adamant despite all mediation from the court and family intervention. “The marriage between Ajoke Ayoola and Omotayo is hereby dissolved from ...

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Beauty Queen Resigns Over Sexual Harassment

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The winner of Queen of Trust International 2015 beauty pageant Miss Cynthia Ugbah, has returned her crown over an alleged claims of sexual harassment by the organizers of the pageant. According to her resignation letter obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja Cynthia said her decision was informed “after much thought and careful consideration.’’ “I am convinced ...

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Nigeria 2016 Budget Missing in National Assembly

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The 2016 budget proposal submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly missing. Recall that President Buhari had on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, presented the budget proposal to the joint session of the National Assembly. But about two weeks later,  news of the withdrawal of the budget filtered round. The disappearance of the budget document was announced during a ...

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TB Joshua Becomes 13th Most Famous Prophet in the World

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Founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Pastor Temitope Joshua, has been ranked by a group known as Movement for Progress Initiative as the 13th most famous pastor in the world while Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola of the Christ Apostolic Church emerged 32nd. Speaking at the ranking event that took place at Egbeda area of Lagos, Coordinator of the ...

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Nigeria Recovers $100m Looted Funds from Switzerland

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The Federal Government disclosed, yesterday, that it has recovered another $100 million looted funds from Switzerland. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Oyeama stated this at the inaugural ceremony of the 22nd regular course of Foreign Service Academy in Abuja. Oyeama said:  “Nigeria recently recovered a huge amount of money from the government of Switzerland. I met with Switzerland representatives last ...

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Demolition of Oshodi Market Targeted at the Igbo —Ohanaeze Youths

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The Youth Wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that the demolition of Oshodi market, Lagos by the Lagos State government was in bad faith and targeted at the  Ndigbo doing business in the state. Ohanaeze Youths insisted that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode deliberately ordered the demolition of the Oshodi market, largely occupied by Ndigbo in the ...

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Metuh Sues EFCC Over Detention

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Olisa Metuh was arrested by the operatives of EFCC on January 5, in his house in Abuja and has been in custody since then, without access to his family and lawyers or doctors. Lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos, to order the immediate release of Chief Olisa Metuh, the spokesman of ...

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Filling Stations Shut Down in Imo by Petroleum Marketers

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Petrol now sells for N400 a litre in Owerri, Imo State, where most filling stations in the state were closed down yesterday, forcing motorists and other vehicle owners to patronize black marketers, who cashed in on the scarcity of the product to hike prices. This reporter, who went round Owerri town between 7a.m. and 10a.m., particularly MCC Road, Port Harcourt ...

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Fayose Lacks Moral to Accuse Buhari of Dictatorship — APC

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Ado-Ekiti—The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said that Governor Ayodele Fayose lacked the democratic credentials and integrity to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of being tyrannical and constituting a threat to the survival of democracy in the Country. Fayose had on Monday described as dictatorial, the President’s handling of cases involving the Deputy Governor-elect in Kogi State, James ...

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Enugu Govt, NDLEA Synergise to Tackle illicit Drug Trafficking

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ENUGU—Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, yesterday, promised to partner the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to check the endemic trafficking of illicit drugs in the country to salvage the nation’s battered image and advance her economic growth. Ugwuanyi said that his administration will stamp its foot on the ground against illicit drug trafficking, especially now that Akanu-Ibiam International ...

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One Life Lost in Edo Over Lassa fever

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EDO State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Heregie Aihanuwa, has confirmed that one person has died from Lassa fever in the state, as doctors at the Irrua Specialist Hospital were battling to save the life of another person, who was also diagnosed with the disease. The commissioner, who stated this yesterday, said the dead person was among the five persons that ...

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Lagos City Marathon Organizers Need volunteers

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Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Organizing Committee have opened another channel for Lagosians to contribute to the development of their City as a volunteer scheme for the Marathon race has been activated. Head of the Volunteering department for the Lagos City Marathon, Ebidowei Oweifie said the call for volunteers to come on board is in line with international best practices ...

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Lionel Messi Wins Fifth Ballon d´Or Award

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Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi was crowned the winner of the 2015 #BallondOr at Monday’s ceremony in Zurich. The 28-year-old beat Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barca team-mate Neymar to the game’s most prestigious individual award, winning it for a record fifth time in his spectacular career. Messi polled 41.33 per cent of the vote, ahead of Ronaldo (27.76 per ...

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Messi: I would Prefer a World Cup Over Five Ballon d’Or

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has stressed he would rather lift the World Cup with Argentina than win a fifth #BallondOr trophy. Messi is favourite to claim the prestigious individual award in Zurich on Monday, ahead of club team-mate Neymar and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. The prolific attacker came close to being crowned world champion in 2014, but Germany eventually proved to be too strong ...

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Van Gaal Blames Traffic for Fans Early Stadium Exit

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes traffic had more of an impact on fans leaving Old Trafford early than his team’s style of play during their FA Cup victory over Sheffield United. United claimed successive victories for the first time since November as a late Wayne Rooney penalty ensured a 1-0 defeat of their League One opponents. However, United again ...

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Statistical Analysis of Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar in 2015 – Ballon d´Or

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The last time a footballer not named Lionel or Cristiano won the Ballon d’Or was way back in 2007. Messi and Ronaldo have enjoyed a duopoly over the game’s biggest individual prize for the last seven years. The former has been honoured four times, the latter three. On Monday, Real Madrid’s Ronaldo is in contention to win the Ballon d’Or ...

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Adeola not Happy With Minister of Finance Over Approval of NCC Budget

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VICE Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Solomon Adeola,  representing Lagos West on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday faulted moves by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, to approve the budget of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC. According to Senator Adeola, the proposal of the minister to vet the income and expenditure of NCC was a ...

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