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Serena williams: Am very fit for Australian Open


Serena Williams insists she is fit and ready in her quest for back-to-back Australian Open titles. Williams, 34, has had limited preparation for the Australian Open, where she will meet unseeded Italian Camila Giorgi in the first round, with the world number one hampered by a knee injury. The 21-time grand slam champion – a six-time winner at Melbourne Park ...

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LASTMA Officials Caused the Death of my Friend


A coroner’s inquest into the death of one Ikechukwu Abasirim yesterday, told how the deceased was crushed by a vehicle being pursued by the Lagos State Transport Management Authority, LASTMA, officials on Apapa-Osodi expressway. The coroner’s court, presided over by Magistrate M. K.O. Fadeyi of an Ogba Magistrates’ Court, was informed that the deceased who accompanied his friend, one Demian ...

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Missing budget a Disgrace —PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, described the missing budget as disgrace and an international embarrassment by declaringthe hard copy of the 2016 budget presented to the National Assembly missing. The party has, therefore, asked the National Assembly to immediately commence impeachment process of President Muhammadu Buhari. The party also urged the Senate to carry out a thorough and holistic ...

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Oshiomhole Narrate Goodluck Jonathan Cage Threat


Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has revealed how former President Goodluck Jonathan threatened to cage him after May 29 for throwing his weight behind the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last general elections. Speaking at a meeting with APC leaders across the three Senatorial Districts of Edo State on Thursday, a highly elated Oshiomhole said “around this ...

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NYSC Will Soon Stop Posting Engineering Graduates To Schools


The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has concluded plans to halt the posting of engineers to secondary schools and other places of primary assignment different from Engineering Institutions. The agreement was reached by the Directorate of NYSC and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). Speaking at the Pre-Inauguration stakeholders’ workshop of the 30th President of the Nigerian ...

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Tips to an Healthy Mouth Breath


Morning mouth is a common problem that typically occurs after a long night of rest. However, halitosis is an abnormal malady that you shouldn’t have to live with. In addition to noxious odors such as garlic and onions causing the foul smells in your mouth, there are other reasons that your breath could smell. The following are tips to fresh ...

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How to get rid of Freckles


Freckles are tiny brown marks on face usually caused by the overexposure to sun. Some cosmetics can cure freckles but the best solution is to seek some natural home remedies to eliminate freckles from your skin. Brown spots on skin, some small in size and some big are signs of skin damage, we are talking about freckles. They are not ...

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

enugu-National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

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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