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$1bn B’Haram fund: Avoid Jonathan’s error, SERAP tells Buhari
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:35:03 +0100
Oladimeji Ramon  A human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has advised President Muhammadu to be careful not to fall into the same error as his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, as regards the funding and management...
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Bello hails Buhari at 75
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:46:19 +0100
Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for his steadfastness in creating a better and more respectable Nigeria. In a congratulatory message signed by the Governor, he said President Buhari remains...
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How $2.8bn pipeline contract will change Nigeria’s energy landscape -Presidency
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:25:37 +0100
contract involves construction of 614km Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano pipeline FG adopts contractor financing option contractors to be repaid over 15 years Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Sunday said the nation’s energy landscape was set for...
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90% of Nigerian nurses lack basic life support skills – INNA
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:50:09 +0100
Inspire Nurses Network Africa, an NGO, on Sunday in Abuja said 90 per cent of Nigerian Nurses lacked basic life support skills on emergency care. Josiah Okesola, Leader of the group, disclosed this while fielding questions at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum....
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Police arrest three suspected cult members in Cross River
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:23:39 +0100
The Police Command in Cross River on Sunday said it had arrested three suspected cult members and recovered two locally made pistols, two live cartridges and one expanded cartridge. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, said that the suspects were...
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Updated: Five killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:45:06 +0100
At least five people were killed and 21 injured when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service Sunday, just over a week before Christmas, police said. Two women were among the dead at a Methodist church in the restive southwestern...
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$550m Ondo power plant: PPA will improve national grid by 550MW
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:32:04 +0100
The Power Purchase Agreement between Kingline Development and Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc for construction of 550 MegaWatts plant valued at $550m will boost the confidence of would-be investors in the project. KLD’s Managing Director, Mr Akinnola...
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December 21 election: Catalan separatists’ candidates campaign from prison, exile
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:24:37 +0100
With one candidate speaking via video conference from Belgium and another sending dispatches from prison, Catalan separatists are engaged in a highly abnormal campaign ahead of pivotal elections on Thursday. Carles Puigdemont and Oriol Junqueras, the...
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BREAKING: Five killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:23:06 +0100
At least five people were killed and 15 wounded after two suicide attackers stormed a church in the restive southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta Sunday, officials said, just over a week before Christmas. Senior Quetta police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema...
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Billionaire drugmaker, wife found dead at Canada home
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:27:20 +0100
Police were hunting for clues Saturday after the pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in the basement of their Toronto home, in what investigators reportedly suspect was a murder-suicide. Investigators were still...
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South Africa’s ANC party wrestles over choice of new leader
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:24:20 +0100
Thousands of delegates from South Africa’s ruling ANC party hunkered down Sunday to choose their next leader in a vote widely seen as a decisive moment in the country’s post-apartheid history. The front-runners in the tight race are former...
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I would have been an excellent footballer if I had a good coach –Amaju Pinnick
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:21:42 +0100
President, Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, speaks with OLUSHOLA RICKETTS about his experience managing Nigerian football, his family and other related matters What has brought you this far? I am a very prayerful person. Once you believe in...
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Man kills neighbour over bonfire
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:27:20 +0100
PETER DADA A 70-year-old man, Kayode Omotore, has been killed by one of his neighbours. The incident happened on Friday in Ilu Tuntun, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. Omotore was said to have been hacked to death with a machete by his assailant...
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Nothing like lowest moment for me– Okiemute
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:39:37 +0100
Background I come from a family of six, including my parents and three sisters. I grew up in Delta State and I am from a strong Catholic home. Growing up had its good and bad days, but I grew up in an environment that encouraged healthy competition. Everyone...
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What are you listening to?
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:36:02 +0100
Onoshe Nwabuikwu Every once in a while, I complain about music; usually about the X-rated nature of the musical videos on TV. While not much appears to have changed on that front, I’m giving it a rest, for now. But my attention was drawn to a conversation...
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Nigeria can use alternative power sources like Denmark – Gbenga Adeyinka
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:34:30 +0100
Popular comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st, speaks to JOY MARCUS about his memorable trip to Denmark What is your most memorable travel experience? I have been to many countries, and I can’t even decide which one to pick, but I really enjoyed my trip...
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I’m working on my games village legacy— Chioma Ajunwa-Opara
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:30:21 +0100
Chioma Ajunwa-Opara,MON, is a former athlete who also doubles as a police officer. In this interview, she speaks about her illustrious career in sports, the Force and her family You won a gold medal at the Atlanta ’96 Olympics, becoming the first African...
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Kiss Daniel didn’t attend his father’s burial, said his family was fetish –G-Worldwide
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:26:52 +0100
The fallout between singer, Kiss Daniel, and his estranged label, G-Worldwide, is getting more interesting by the day. Ever since news of the rift broke out, there have been lots of accusations and counter-accusations between both parties. According to...
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Baba Sala is fine, says son
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:23:59 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Baba Sala’s first son, Reverend Dele Adejumoh, has insisted that people have no reason to worry about his father. According to him, the aged comedian is being adequately cared for by his children. He told Sunday...
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I don’t feel bad having low votes in Anambra election – Yul Edochie
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:21:11 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Actor, Yul Edochie, took many by surprise when he announced that he would be contesting for the governorship position of Anambra State in the recently concluded elections. Even though it started like a joke, Edochie...
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Marriage not on my mind for now –Shirley Igwe
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:19:04 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Actress, Shirley Igwe’s beauty is the type that would make many men drool. Not a few men would be willing to do anything to be the man in her life. However, the actress has said marriage is not in her plans for now....
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Burna Boy may make refunds for December shows
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:15:50 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Before Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, reported himself to the police on Friday over his alleged involvement in an armed robbery attack on a fellow colleague, Mr. 2Kay, the singer was in good stead made...
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Davido didn’t sack me, I left voluntarily -Kamal Ajiboye
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:13:49 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts It came as a rude shock when Davido announced on social media in January this year that he had parted ways with his former manager, Kamal Ajiboye, aka Kamal. Many did not expect Davido to lay off   Kamal in such...
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Everyone jubilated day I had an erection on sickbed –Yinka Ayefele
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:10:48 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Everyone knows Yinka Ayefele became famous after he survived an accident that almost ended his life on December 12, 1997. What most people don’t know is that doctors had concluded that he would never be able to perform...
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I made more money this year –Reekado Banks
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:08:56 +0100
Solomon Ayoleyi, better known as Reekado Banks, has reacted to reports that all the artistes signed on with Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records have been struggling to perform at highly-rated shows this year. He told Sunday Scoop that people could certainly say...
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Most important news of Nigeria:
NDA cadets drop uniforms with Fulanimen, disappear –Residents
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:51:21 +0100
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Army has said it will investigate an allegation that some cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State, sneak out of the camp and drop their uniforms with Fulani residents. The army announced this on its Twitter...
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$250m unremitted fund: Reps threaten oil firms with arrest warrants
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:18:59 +0100
The House of Representatives Committee on Oil and Gas, on Wednesday,  threatened to issue warrant of arrest on Managing Directors of 10 oil firms, if they failed to appear before it on Thursday to account for unremitted $250m to the Federal Government’s...
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$1bn B’Haram fund: Avoid Jonathan’s error, SERAP tells Buhari
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:35:03 +0100
Oladimeji Ramon  A human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has advised President Muhammadu to be careful not to fall into the same error as his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, as regards the funding and management...
© The Punch
Bello hails Buhari at 75
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:46:19 +0100
Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for his steadfastness in creating a better and more respectable Nigeria. In a congratulatory message signed by the Governor, he said President Buhari remains...
© The Punch
90% of Nigerian nurses lack basic life support skills – INNA
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:50:09 +0100
Inspire Nurses Network Africa, an NGO, on Sunday in Abuja said 90 per cent of Nigerian Nurses lacked basic life support skills on emergency care. Josiah Okesola, Leader of the group, disclosed this while fielding questions at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum....
© The Punch
Police arrest three suspected cult members in Cross River
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:23:39 +0100
The Police Command in Cross River on Sunday said it had arrested three suspected cult members and recovered two locally made pistols, two live cartridges and one expanded cartridge. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, said that the suspects were...
© The Punch
Updated: Five killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:45:06 +0100
At least five people were killed and 21 injured when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service Sunday, just over a week before Christmas, police said. Two women were among the dead at a Methodist church in the restive southwestern...
© The Punch
$550m Ondo power plant: PPA will improve national grid by 550MW
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:32:04 +0100
The Power Purchase Agreement between Kingline Development and Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc for construction of 550 MegaWatts plant valued at $550m will boost the confidence of would-be investors in the project. KLD’s Managing Director, Mr Akinnola...
© The Punch
December 21 election: Catalan separatists’ candidates campaign from prison, exile
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:24:37 +0100
With one candidate speaking via video conference from Belgium and another sending dispatches from prison, Catalan separatists are engaged in a highly abnormal campaign ahead of pivotal elections on Thursday. Carles Puigdemont and Oriol Junqueras, the...
© The Punch
BREAKING: Five killed in suicide attack on Pakistan church
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:23:06 +0100
At least five people were killed and 15 wounded after two suicide attackers stormed a church in the restive southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta Sunday, officials said, just over a week before Christmas. Senior Quetta police official Abdul Razzaq Cheema...
© The Punch
Billionaire drugmaker, wife found dead at Canada home
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:27:20 +0100
Police were hunting for clues Saturday after the pharmaceutical billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in the basement of their Toronto home, in what investigators reportedly suspect was a murder-suicide. Investigators were still...
© The Punch
South Africa’s ANC party wrestles over choice of new leader
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:24:20 +0100
Thousands of delegates from South Africa’s ruling ANC party hunkered down Sunday to choose their next leader in a vote widely seen as a decisive moment in the country’s post-apartheid history. The front-runners in the tight race are former...
© The Punch
I would have been an excellent footballer if I had a good coach –Amaju Pinnick
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:21:42 +0100
President, Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, speaks with OLUSHOLA RICKETTS about his experience managing Nigerian football, his family and other related matters What has brought you this far? I am a very prayerful person. Once you believe in...
© The Punch
Man kills neighbour over bonfire
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:27:20 +0100
PETER DADA A 70-year-old man, Kayode Omotore, has been killed by one of his neighbours. The incident happened on Friday in Ilu Tuntun, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State. Omotore was said to have been hacked to death with a machete by his assailant...
© The Punch
Nothing like lowest moment for me– Okiemute
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:39:37 +0100
Background I come from a family of six, including my parents and three sisters. I grew up in Delta State and I am from a strong Catholic home. Growing up had its good and bad days, but I grew up in an environment that encouraged healthy competition. Everyone...
© The Punch
What are you listening to?
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:36:02 +0100
Onoshe Nwabuikwu Every once in a while, I complain about music; usually about the X-rated nature of the musical videos on TV. While not much appears to have changed on that front, I’m giving it a rest, for now. But my attention was drawn to a conversation...
© The Punch
Nigeria can use alternative power sources like Denmark – Gbenga Adeyinka
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:34:30 +0100
Popular comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st, speaks to JOY MARCUS about his memorable trip to Denmark What is your most memorable travel experience? I have been to many countries, and I can’t even decide which one to pick, but I really enjoyed my trip...
© The Punch
I’m working on my games village legacy— Chioma Ajunwa-Opara
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:30:21 +0100
Chioma Ajunwa-Opara,MON, is a former athlete who also doubles as a police officer. In this interview, she speaks about her illustrious career in sports, the Force and her family You won a gold medal at the Atlanta ’96 Olympics, becoming the first African...
© The Punch
Kiss Daniel didn’t attend his father’s burial, said his family was fetish –G-Worldwide
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:26:52 +0100
The fallout between singer, Kiss Daniel, and his estranged label, G-Worldwide, is getting more interesting by the day. Ever since news of the rift broke out, there have been lots of accusations and counter-accusations between both parties. According to...
© The Punch
Baba Sala is fine, says son
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:23:59 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Baba Sala’s first son, Reverend Dele Adejumoh, has insisted that people have no reason to worry about his father. According to him, the aged comedian is being adequately cared for by his children. He told Sunday...
© The Punch
I don’t feel bad having low votes in Anambra election – Yul Edochie
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:21:11 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Actor, Yul Edochie, took many by surprise when he announced that he would be contesting for the governorship position of Anambra State in the recently concluded elections. Even though it started like a joke, Edochie...
© The Punch
Marriage not on my mind for now –Shirley Igwe
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:19:04 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Actress, Shirley Igwe’s beauty is the type that would make many men drool. Not a few men would be willing to do anything to be the man in her life. However, the actress has said marriage is not in her plans for now....
© The Punch
Burna Boy may make refunds for December shows
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:15:50 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Before Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, reported himself to the police on Friday over his alleged involvement in an armed robbery attack on a fellow colleague, Mr. 2Kay, the singer was in good stead made...
© The Punch
Davido didn’t sack me, I left voluntarily -Kamal Ajiboye
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:13:49 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts It came as a rude shock when Davido announced on social media in January this year that he had parted ways with his former manager, Kamal Ajiboye, aka Kamal. Many did not expect Davido to lay off   Kamal in such...
© The Punch
Everyone jubilated day I had an erection on sickbed –Yinka Ayefele
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:10:48 +0100
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts Everyone knows Yinka Ayefele became famous after he survived an accident that almost ended his life on December 12, 1997. What most people don’t know is that doctors had concluded that he would never be able to perform...
© The Punch
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