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Carneiro case starts in London Against Chelsea


Eva Carneiro’s case for constructive dismissal against Chelsea got underway on Wednesday as she appeared at a preliminary hearing at the London South Employment Tribunal. The 42-year-old was dropped as first-team doctor by the Premier League champions following a row with formal chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during the season-opening draw with Swansea at Stamford Bridge. The flashpoint occurred after Carneiro ...

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mother, 2-weeks-old baby died in Rivers over lassa fever

Lassa Fever

A mother and her two- week-old baby have been confirmed dead following a recent outbreak of Lassa fever in Rivers State. We gathered that the woman lost her life December 30, 2015 after successfully giving birth through caesarean while the baby later died January 1, having contracted the deadly Viral Hemorrhagic Disease from their late mother. Confirming the deaths, the ...

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NFF is Mourning Over Abubakar Death


Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) head of protocol Ibrahim Abubakar was shot dead on Wednesday, the NFF has confirmed. Abubakar, 43, was at home when burglars broke in and opened fire. An NFF statement read: “The Nigeria Football Federation family woke up  on Wednesday with the sad news of the sudden death of its Head of Protocol, Ibrahim Abubakar. “Abubakar, 43, was brutally murdered in cold blood by dare-devil armed robbers ...

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Ojuelegba Trailer Crash: Victims’ Family Sues Lagos, FRSC, others for N10bn


Five family members of the victims of Ojuelegba trailer crash has filed a N10 billion suit against the Lagos State government, before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Joined as defendants are the Lagos State Attorney General, the state public works corporation and Motor Vehicle Administration Agency, Attorney General of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Works, Federal Road Safety Commission and ...

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Lagos shuts down Oshodi market due to insecurity


Lagos State Government yesterday shut Owonifari market within the notorious loop of Oshodi, Oshodi/Isolo Local Government, aimed at addressing the security challenges in the axis. It will be recalled that the State Government often arrest hoodlums in Oshodi to stern the activities of petty thieves who often deprive commuters of their property. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, who ...

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Davido hospitalised because of baby mama drama

davido and baby mama

In his Instagram post on Tuesday revealed that he was about to be discharged from the hospital. Davido, who hinted about collaboration with rising singer, Humble Smith, however refused to disclose the name of the hospital or ailment he was diagnosed with. The news of his hospital admission comes after the 23-year-old was accused by Sophia Momodu, his baby mama ...

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Greeting Cards Sent to Buhari, Osinbajo by Dokpesi


The Chairman of DAAR Communication, owners of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM, Chief Raymond Dopkesi, standing trial at a federal high court in Abuja on charges of money laundering and corruption pressed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, sent season’s greeting cards on tuesday to President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. But in an apparent ...

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Kia Motors Is The Latest Automaker to Join the Self-Driving Cars


Self-driving cars are the new bandwagon, and Kia Motors just bought a ticket. The automaker unveiled plans on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to develop autonomous vehicles. But it may be a while before you see them. Kia aims to have fully self-driving cars on the road by 2030 (yes, 14 years from now). However, the ...

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Secretive Tesla Competitor Unveils Concept Supercar


Faraday Future, a secretive California automaker, unveiled its first concept supercar at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Monday night. The FFZero1 concept is a sleek single-seat all-electric sports car that could, according to Faraday, produce as much as 1,000 horsepower. The car itself offers little clue as to what Faraday’s first production car will look like. That car, ...

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Casio launches Android Wear smartwatch


Rugged smart-watch is water resistant and shock-proofed to military standards with two displays, extra buttons, pressure sensors and compass. Casio has launched the G-shock of smart-watches with its first Android Wear device that can last a month between charges. The Smart Outdoor Watch, which was launched at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, is the first true smartwatch aimed at the ...

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Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch about to work with the iPhone


In a departure from earlier models, Samsung made its Tizen-powered Gear S2 smartwatch work with Android phones from other manufacturers — and the company isn’t stopping there. VP Alanna Cotton just announced on stage at CES that the Gear S2 will support the iPhone later this year as well. Cotton didn’t give a specific date or details, but it’s almost certain ...

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Drones Could Soon be Used to Catch Criminals in UK


Police in the UK are trialling the use of drones as an alternative policing method and could soon be using the remote-control devices in a range of scenarios. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) said that they’ve been working with the Home Office to investigate how drones might be used in “law enforcement and counter terrorist work, including for support for ...

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10 players Fired in Kano Pillars


The management of Kano Pillars Football Club has fired 10 of its players ahead of the 2015/2016 Glo Premier League season. Idris Malikawa, Media Officer of the club made this known in an interview on Tuesday in Kano. Malikawa said the 10 players were sacked based on medical ground and poor performance. “The management of the club felt the only way to ...

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Bayelsa Election: Group Calls for Peace, Transparency in Re-run Election


Bayelsa Youth Leaders Forum, BYLF, has called for peace and transparency in re-run election to be held on Saturday January 9, 2016 in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Coordinator, BYLF, Hon Ben Bara Ogidi, said it has become important for youth and electorates in the area to maintain peace and behave maturely to ensure a smooth electoral process that will decide ...

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cocaine peddler Granted N15m Bail by Court


A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday granted bail to an alleged Cocaine importer, Michael Okwuma, in the sum of N15 million with two sureties in like sum. The judge, Justice Saliu Saidu, granted him bail following an application by his lawyer, Mrs Lilian Omotunde. Okwuma, 35, who pleaded not guilty, was arraigned by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) ...

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Ships Carrying Petroleum Products and Foods Expected


The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, stated this in its publication; ‘Shipping Position’, a copy of which was made available yesterday in Lagos. NPA explained that the expected ships contained general cargos, buck wheat, containers, fresh fish, containers, bulk rice and petrol. The document said 12 other ships are waiting to berth with various goods at the port. It said eight ...

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Facility Manager Determine to Resist Thuggery in 1004 Estate

1004 estate

Against the backdrop of the face-off between the management and residents of 1004 Estate in Victoria Island, Lagos, the estate’s facility manager, Messrs 1004 Estate Limited has vowed not to tolerate any semblance of hostility or thuggery in the high brow residential estate. The Managing Director of 1004 Estate Limited, Mr. Samuel Ukpong who gave the warning, described the estate ...

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Metuh’s Investigation Confirmed – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the investigation of Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, over his alleged involvement in the 2.1-billion-dollar arms contract scam. The EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed Metuh’s investigation to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. He said that Metuh was being investigated over the N1.4 billion traced to the account of a ...

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Governor Ambode Turns LASU to Residential Campus, Approve 70yrs Retirement Age for Profs


The Governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday signed a bill into law converting the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, to a residential institution, as well as approving 70 years retirement age for professors of the institution. The law, LASU (Amendment) Bill 2015, also approved a five-year single term for the Vice Chancellor of the institution. Over the last ...

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Senate Chief Whip – Stop Official Cars

Senate Chief Whip, Professor Olusola Adeyeye

Senate Chief Whip, Professor Olusola Adeyeye, believes all government officials need to cut down on luxury in order to move Nigeria forward. Professor Adeyeye was full of praise for President Buhari’s honesty during the media chat, particularly in admitting that the government was not sure about the location and condition of the abducted Chibok girls. “He spoke the truth. He did ...

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