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My tweets won me the White House – Trump
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:26:07 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, saying that his tweets won him the White House. In an interview airing on Sunday on “Fox Business Network,” Trump said that with his use of Twitter, he could...
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Man City have found killer instinct – Guardiola
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:06:41 +0200
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record-equalling 11th consecutive victory. Sergio Aguero made his own piece of history, becoming the joint-top scorer in City’s...
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Pakistan police find beheaded body of transgender person
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:59:15 +0200
The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said Sunday, the latest attack on the community in the deeply conservative country. The decomposed body of a person aged about 25 had been...
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Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:50:18 +0200
Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region’s leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Catalan president...
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Bitcoin nears record $100bn value
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:50:06 +0200
The world’s most prominent digital currency was on track to mark a fresh milestone on Friday, with bitcoin rallying and putting the cyber currency in position to hit a total market value of around $100bn. An online business journal, Marketwatch.com,...
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South-West govs absence from APC consultative meeting, a protest — Source
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:18:00 +0200
John Alechenu The growing rift among leading figures in the All Progressives Congress has been cited as the reason behind the absence of all governors of the South-West states from the party’s consultative meeting in Abuja. It was learnt in Abuja on...
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My prophecies are real, not entertainment jokes — Uche Maduagwu
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:03:54 +0200
Controversial actor, Uche Maduagwu, speaks to TOFARATI IGE about his acting career, prophecies and other issues How did your journey into entertainment begin? I thought I was going to be a very big singer but here we are today, I’m an actor. I used...
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Reabsorbed ex-pension team boss, Maina still wanted, says EFCC
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:02:26 +0200
ENIOLA AKINKUOTU The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is still on its wanted list for his alleged role in pensions biometric scam in the office of the Head of Civil Service...
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Three soldiers killed, troops bomb Boko Haram camp
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:01:22 +0200
OLALEYE ALUKO Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, the military anti-terrorism operation in the North-East, have bombed buildings in a large Boko Haram camp which they discovered on Friday, killing unspecified number of insurgents. The Boko Haram settlement...
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PDP will reclaim Oyo in 2019 — Wabara
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:40:31 +0200
Former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, on Saturday in Ibadan said the Peoples Democratic Party would win the governorship in Oyo State in 2019. Wabara, who stated this during the Ward 7 congress of the party at Ona-Ara, said, “I am confident that...
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My lawyer asked me to keep mum, Bose Alao-Omotoyosi says on alleged domestic violence
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:37:41 +0200
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts tofaratiige@yahoo.com Nigerians were jolted by the unsightly pictures of actress, Bose Alao-Omotoyosi’s battered face which surfaced online during the week. The accompanying story was that the actress was allegedly...
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Rift with Harrysong won’t stop me from helping people –Kcee
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:34:54 +0200
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts tofaratiige@yahoo.com Limpopo singer, Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, popularly known as Kcee in showbiz circles, has insisted that the disagreement with his former label mate, Harrysong, will not stop him from extending...
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I value sleep more than money –Jide Kosoko
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:32:51 +0200
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts tofaratiige@yahoo.com For veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, taking time to sleep is very important and he does not trade it for anything, even money. Speaking with Sunday Scoop, he said that he ensures he gets at least seven...
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I’ve stopped smoking weed –Baba Fryo
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:30:52 +0200
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts tofaratiige@yahoo.com While the untimely death of Davido’s friends- Tagbo Umeike, Olugbemiga ‘DJ Olu’ Abiodun, and Chime Amaechina is still being investigated, there is widespread speculation about what may have...
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Court orders CBN, banks to freeze accounts without BVN
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:24:46 +0200
Everest Amaefule and Ade Adesomoju The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria and the 19 commercial banks in the country to disclose all accounts in their custody and the balances in such accounts. The court ordered the banks...
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Ogbeh wrong, US didn’t reject Nigerian yams — Exporter
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:16:29 +0200
OKECHUKWU NNODIM and BAYO AKINLOYE A Nigerian yam exporter, Dr. Timothy Ijir, who is based in the United States, has said that the US authorities did not reject any yam exports from Nigeria. He stated this in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday....
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Three soldiers killed, troops bomb B’Haram camp
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:15:22 +0200
OLALEYE ALUKO Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, the military anti-terrorism operation in the North-East, have bombed buildings in a large Boko Haram camp which they discovered on Friday, killing unspecified number of insurgents. The Boko Haram settlement...
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Reabsorbed ex-pension team boss,Maina still wanted, says EFCC
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:13:26 +0200
ENIOLA AKINKUOTU The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is still on its wanted list for his alleged role in pensions biometric scam in the office of the Head of Civil Service...
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Kaduna refinery dormant, PH, Warri producing below 30% — NNPC
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:07:39 +0200
Okechukwu Nnodim There seems to be no end in sight to the downward operational performance of Nigeria’s refineries since the beginning of 2017 despite several interventions made to reinvigorate the facilities by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.....
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1,272 fail Law School exams
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:59:49 +0200
The Nigerian Law School has said that 1, 272 of its students representing 21.6 per cent of those who participated in the final bar examinations conducted in August, failed. The institution also said 29 students were graded first class. This is contained...
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Kidnappers abduct cleric, demand N100m
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:58:39 +0200
Some gunmen have kidnapped the Chaplain to the Bishop of the African Church, Ondo Central Diocese, Reverend David Ayeola. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that Ayeola: the bishop, Samuel Ojo: and the bishop’s wife, were travelling to Abeokuta, Ogun State, from Imojo...
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Kachikwu/Baru: Senate panelists deny pressure from Presidency
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:55:50 +0200
LEKE BAIYEWU Members of the Senate ad hoc committee set up to investigate the contract  crisis in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, have denied being under pressure from the Presidency to “manage” their recommendations. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt...
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Criticisms against Buhari’s N135bn virement request political — Senator
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:54:35 +0200
LEKE BAIYEWU The Lawmaker representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Senator Adesoji Akanbi, has dismissed the criticisms against virement of funds in the 2017 Appropriation Act as political. He said the projects which the money was meant to finance,...
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Kakanfo: My father was criticised, Abiola’s son tells Adams
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:50:32 +0200
FEMI MAKINDE  and BAYO AKINLOYE A son of Chief MKO Abiola, Abdul Mumuni, on Saturday, told the Aare Ona Kakanfo-designate of Yoruba land and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, to be focused on promoting the culture and defending the cause...
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Oni has no fraud case to answer, say Ekiti lawmakers
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:45:51 +0200
KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE and BAYO AKINLOYE The Ekiti State House of Assembly has said the former Ekiti State Governor, Segun Oni, is not being probed over any allegation of mismanagement of public funds while he presided over the state. The lawmakers added...
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1,200 rural homes benefit from BoI’s solar energy
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:23:28 +0200
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Bank of Industry on Wednesday announced that it had provided electricity to about 1,200 rural households and businesses using solar energy. The BoI’s Managing Director, Olukayode Pitan, said the households and businesses...
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Court stops coronation of new Ijebu Jesa monarch
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:56:08 +0200
Femi Makinde, Osogbo A High Court sitting in Ilesa has ordered the Osun State Government and those involved in the selection of the new Elegboro of Ijebu Jesa to maintain status ante on the planned coronation of Prince Femi Agunsoye as the new monarch...
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Lawmaker thrown out of plenary over indecent dressing
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:03:22 +0200
A Kenyan lawmaker known as Elizabeth Nyawira was on Tuesday kicked out of the plenary session over indecent dressing. According to Kenyan’s Dailypost, she was walked out of the assembly by the Deputy speaker who claimed that Nyawira’s dressing...
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My tweets won me the White House – Trump
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:26:07 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, saying that his tweets won him the White House. In an interview airing on Sunday on “Fox Business Network,” Trump said that with his use of Twitter, he could...
© The Punch
Man City have found killer instinct – Guardiola
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:06:41 +0200
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record-equalling 11th consecutive victory. Sergio Aguero made his own piece of history, becoming the joint-top scorer in City’s...
© The Punch
Pakistan police find beheaded body of transgender person
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:59:15 +0200
The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said Sunday, the latest attack on the community in the deeply conservative country. The decomposed body of a person aged about 25 had been...
© The Punch
Catalan leader blasts Spain move to sack separatists
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:50:18 +0200
Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region’s leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Catalan president...
© The Punch
Bitcoin nears record $100bn value
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:50:06 +0200
The world’s most prominent digital currency was on track to mark a fresh milestone on Friday, with bitcoin rallying and putting the cyber currency in position to hit a total market value of around $100bn. An online business journal, Marketwatch.com,...
© The Punch
South-West govs absence from APC consultative meeting, a protest — Source
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:18:00 +0200
John Alechenu The growing rift among leading figures in the All Progressives Congress has been cited as the reason behind the absence of all governors of the South-West states from the party’s consultative meeting in Abuja. It was learnt in Abuja on...
© The Punch
My prophecies are real, not entertainment jokes — Uche Maduagwu
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:03:54 +0200
Controversial actor, Uche Maduagwu, speaks to TOFARATI IGE about his acting career, prophecies and other issues How did your journey into entertainment begin? I thought I was going to be a very big singer but here we are today, I’m an actor. I used...
© The Punch
Reabsorbed ex-pension team boss, Maina still wanted, says EFCC
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:02:26 +0200
ENIOLA AKINKUOTU The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is still on its wanted list for his alleged role in pensions biometric scam in the office of the Head of Civil Service...
© The Punch
Three soldiers killed, troops bomb Boko Haram camp
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:01:22 +0200
OLALEYE ALUKO Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, the military anti-terrorism operation in the North-East, have bombed buildings in a large Boko Haram camp which they discovered on Friday, killing unspecified number of insurgents. The Boko Haram settlement...
© The Punch
PDP will reclaim Oyo in 2019 — Wabara
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:40:31 +0200
Former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, on Saturday in Ibadan said the Peoples Democratic Party would win the governorship in Oyo State in 2019. Wabara, who stated this during the Ward 7 congress of the party at Ona-Ara, said, “I am confident that...
© The Punch
My lawyer asked me to keep mum, Bose Alao-Omotoyosi says on alleged domestic violence
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:37:41 +0200
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts tofaratiige@yahoo.com Nigerians were jolted by the unsightly pictures of actress, Bose Alao-Omotoyosi’s battered face which surfaced online during the week. The accompanying story was that the actress was allegedly...
© The Punch
Rift with Harrysong won’t stop me from helping people –Kcee
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:34:54 +0200
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts tofaratiige@yahoo.com Limpopo singer, Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo, popularly known as Kcee in showbiz circles, has insisted that the disagreement with his former label mate, Harrysong, will not stop him from extending...
© The Punch
I value sleep more than money –Jide Kosoko
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:32:51 +0200
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts tofaratiige@yahoo.com For veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, taking time to sleep is very important and he does not trade it for anything, even money. Speaking with Sunday Scoop, he said that he ensures he gets at least seven...
© The Punch
I’ve stopped smoking weed –Baba Fryo
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:30:52 +0200
Tofarati Ige & Olushola Ricketts tofaratiige@yahoo.com While the untimely death of Davido’s friends- Tagbo Umeike, Olugbemiga ‘DJ Olu’ Abiodun, and Chime Amaechina is still being investigated, there is widespread speculation about what may have...
© The Punch
Court orders CBN, banks to freeze accounts without BVN
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:24:46 +0200
Everest Amaefule and Ade Adesomoju The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria and the 19 commercial banks in the country to disclose all accounts in their custody and the balances in such accounts. The court ordered the banks...
© The Punch
Ogbeh wrong, US didn’t reject Nigerian yams — Exporter
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:16:29 +0200
OKECHUKWU NNODIM and BAYO AKINLOYE A Nigerian yam exporter, Dr. Timothy Ijir, who is based in the United States, has said that the US authorities did not reject any yam exports from Nigeria. He stated this in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday....
© The Punch
Three soldiers killed, troops bomb B’Haram camp
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:15:22 +0200
OLALEYE ALUKO Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, the military anti-terrorism operation in the North-East, have bombed buildings in a large Boko Haram camp which they discovered on Friday, killing unspecified number of insurgents. The Boko Haram settlement...
© The Punch
Reabsorbed ex-pension team boss,Maina still wanted, says EFCC
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:13:26 +0200
ENIOLA AKINKUOTU The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is still on its wanted list for his alleged role in pensions biometric scam in the office of the Head of Civil Service...
© The Punch
Kaduna refinery dormant, PH, Warri producing below 30% — NNPC
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 03:07:39 +0200
Okechukwu Nnodim There seems to be no end in sight to the downward operational performance of Nigeria’s refineries since the beginning of 2017 despite several interventions made to reinvigorate the facilities by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.....
© The Punch
1,272 fail Law School exams
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:59:49 +0200
The Nigerian Law School has said that 1, 272 of its students representing 21.6 per cent of those who participated in the final bar examinations conducted in August, failed. The institution also said 29 students were graded first class. This is contained...
© The Punch
Kidnappers abduct cleric, demand N100m
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:58:39 +0200
Some gunmen have kidnapped the Chaplain to the Bishop of the African Church, Ondo Central Diocese, Reverend David Ayeola. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that Ayeola: the bishop, Samuel Ojo: and the bishop’s wife, were travelling to Abeokuta, Ogun State, from Imojo...
© The Punch
Kachikwu/Baru: Senate panelists deny pressure from Presidency
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:55:50 +0200
LEKE BAIYEWU Members of the Senate ad hoc committee set up to investigate the contract  crisis in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, have denied being under pressure from the Presidency to “manage” their recommendations. SUNDAY PUNCH learnt...
© The Punch
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