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Salah wins African Footballer of the Year

Salah wins African Footballer of the Year

Mohamed Salah has been named African Footballer of the Year for 2017 at the CAF Awards. Egypt winger Salah beat Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the prize at a CAF gala in Accra and succeeds Leicester City and Algeria star Riyad Mahrez as the continent’s leading player. Mane finished as runner-up, with Aubameyang in ...

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Arsenal complete signing of Greek defender Mavropanos

Arsenal complete signing of Greek defender Mavropanos

Arsenal have announced the signing of Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, who joins the Premier League club from PAS Giannina. The 20-year-old has joined for an undisclosed fee, which is reported to be in the region of £1.8million, and the length of his contract has not been announced. Manager Arsene Wenger said following Wednesday’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea that Mavropanos was ...

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Yusuf Buhari in Stable Condition – Doctors’ Guild

Yusuf Buhari in Stable Condition – Doctors’ Guild

The Guild of Medical Directors in Nigeria has released a statement saying son of the president Yusuf Buhari is now in stable condition following his bike accident, The Sun reports. Yusuf had suffered a head injury and a broken limb after crashing a bike in Abuja on Boxing Day, December 26, 2017. Yusuf was reported to be receiving treatment at ...

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President Buhari commiserates with Benue governor over deadly attacks, instructs security agencies to stop the killings

President Buhari commiserates with Benue governor over deadly attacks, instructs security

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over the reported killings, injury of several persons and wanton destruction of property in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state in the New Year. While expressing immense sadness at the “wicked and callous” attacks on even innocent children, the President in a statement signed by ...

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Lagos Government seals off Petrol Station, hotel of Suspected Badoo Cult Kingpin Abayomi Alaka

Lagos Government seals off Petrol Station, hotel of Suspected Badoo Cult Kingpin Abayomi Alaka

The Lagos State Government has sealed off the petrol station and event centre belonging to suspected Badoo Cult kingpin Abayomi Kamal Alaka. The Police, had on December 22, 2017, declared Alaka wanted in connection with series of well-orchestrated killings and nefarious activities of the Badoo cult group in Ikorodu and Epe area of the State. Alaka is believed to be ...

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Photos: Soldiers allegedly shoot dead some residents protesting against Fulani herdsmen killings in Benue State

Soldiers allegedly shoot dead some residents protesting against Fulani herdsmen killings in Benue State

Some persons were feared dead when soldiers allegedly opened fire on armless residents protesting against Fulani herdsmen killings in Benue State Residents of Makurdi, the state capital, had on Wednesday, trooped out to protest against attack on communities by suspected herdsmen in which over 50 people were killed and 30 injured.

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Ogun State Police command arrests man with 114 bags of cannabis

Ogun State Police command arrests man with 114 bags of cannabis

The Ogun State Police Command have arrested a suspected indian hemp merchant, with 114 bags of cannabis. The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, Noah Olaore, was arrested on December 29, 2017 in front of the Moshood Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta. The arrest of the suspect followed information received by officials of Federal Anti-Robbery Squad that some ...

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Teenage suicide bomber attacks mosque in Borno, kills his father, 9 others

Teenage suicide bomber attacks mosque in Borno

A teenage suicide bomber yesterday at about 5am, attacked a mosque in Gamboru, Borno state killing his father and 9 others who had come to the mosque to offer their morning prayer. A resident of Gamboru, Lawan Abba, told NAN that the suicide bomber was from Gamboru community. “The suicide bomber hailed from Gamboru town, he disowned his parents and ...

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Governor Rochas Okorocha’s first son, Afamefula, hospitalized in the UK after he slumped during the Christmas holiday

Governor Rochas Okorocha's first son, Afamefula, hospitalized in the UK after he slumped during the Christmas holiday

The first son of Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, Afamefula, is reportedly on admission in an undisclosed hospital in London for a yet-to-be disclosed illness. The Sun reports that Afam was flown to London for treatment after he allegedly slumped during Christmas week. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu revealed this while explaining the absence of Governor ...

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Photos: Many feared dead, scores injured as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack Benue community

Many feared dead, scores injured as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack Benue community

Persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked a village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, killing several and injuring many including children. According to activist, Ukan Kurugh, Nongov Saghev village at Tomotar mbashiov came under attack in the early hours of today. “The whole community is being run down as they are burning down houses” he wrote. The ...

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Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike places N200m bounty on suspects that killed 20 persons returning from cross over service in the state

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike places N200m bounty on suspects that killed 20 persons returning from cross over service in the state

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has placed a N200 million bounty on the suspected gunmen that killed over 20 persons returning from the Cross Over Service in Ogba, Egbema, Ndoni Local Government Area of the state yesterday January 1st. The gunmen, armed with sophisticated weapons, went from house-to-house, shooting people in the area. Most of those killed had just returned ...

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Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Ramoni Oba dies at 52 from partial stroke and memory loss

Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Ramoni Oba dies at 52 from partial stroke and memory loss

Ramoni Oba popularly known as Raymond King, a former Nigerian goalkeeper has died at the age of 52, after suffering from partial stroke and memory loss. The former Abiola Babes keeper who hailed from Akwa Ibom was treated at the State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, Ogun State but transferred to Ikorodu General Hospital when the situation was not improving. According to ...

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Lagos State Police arrest Badoo cult leader and chief herbalist

Lagos State Police arrest Badoo cult leader and chief herbalist

Today, the Lagos State Police Command made a major breakthrough in the fight against the menace of Badoo cult with the arrest of the group’s herbalist, Fatai Adebayo alias Alese . Adebayo, 34, who specializes in administering oath on members of the group before they launch any attack, was arrested at his shrine located in Imosan Village, a suburb of ...

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Ibadan radio presenter, Oluwafemi Oluwajobi, dies on New Year day

Ibadan radio presenter, Oluwafemi Oluwajobi, dies on New Year day

Popular On-Air-Personality with Fresh FM 103.5fm Ibadan Oluwafemi Oluwajobi, has died. Oluwajobiwas killed by a hit and run driver yesterday, January 1st 2018. The deceased who celebrated his birthday on December 22nd, was returning home after concluding his shift on December 31st when he was knocked down by a drunk driver. Fresh FM is owned by multiple award winning gospel ...

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Photos: President Buhari’s media aide, Femi Adesina bags chieftaincy title In Enugu State

President Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina bags chieftaincy title In Enugu State

Today, Femi Adesina the special adviser to President Buhari on media and publicity bagged a chieftaincy title in Enugu State. He was honoured with the `NWANNE DI NA MBA’’ title of Nmaku Kingdom, Enugu State. The title was presented to him by HRH Igwe Cyprain Nevobasi and Igwe Omelueyi 1 of Agunnese, Ezeani 111 of Nmaku Kingdom.

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President Buhari condemns New Year killings in Rivers and Kaduna states

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President Buhari has expressed shock and outrage at reports of killings of innocent persons in Omoku, Rivers State and the traditional ruler, the Etum Numana, Dr Gambo Makama, and his wife in Sango Local Government Area of Kaduna State in the New Year. The President, who described the incidents as “reprehensible and unacceptable,” directed law enforcement agencies in both states ...

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Buhari commended on modular refineries, board appointment

President Buhari says people responsible for the fuel scarcity during this festive period will not go unpunished

The Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for enabling the near take-off of the 10 modular refineries to be located in five of the nine states of the Niger Delta. In a new year thank you message to the President, Ekere said it was historic that privately owned refineries were ...

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Buhari asks security operatives to fish out killers of monarch, wife, others

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President Buhari expressed shock and outrage at reports of the dastardly act, describing the incidents as “reprehensible and unacceptable.” In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari directed law enforcement agencies in both states to intensify their current efforts in order to speedily bring the perpetrators to face the ...

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Innoson slammed N200bn suit against EFCC, others

Innoson slammed N200bn suit against EFCC, others

Chief Innocent Chukwuma, has filed a N200 billion suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before an Enugu State High Court, sitting in Enugu, for malicious falsehood, defamation and unlawful imprisonment. The suit by Prof Joseph Mbadugha of McCarthy Mbadugha& Co, counsel to Innocent Chukwuma is coming against the backdrop of his recent unlawful arrest and subsequent release ...

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Photo: Suspected ‘fake’ King arrested in Lagos

Suspected ‘fake’ King arrested in Lagos

One Olugbenga Jeremiah Oduwole who claims to be a Yoruba traditional ruler with the title of Oriade Of Iranmiyi Kingdom, Adeyenmi II, with his purported palace situated at No 1, Palace Way, Iranmiyi Kingdom, Ogun State, has been arrested in Lagos. According to reports, his arrest came after the Oba of Kweme Kingdom in Badagry, Aholu Olalekan Sejiro James, got ...

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