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TO MY PARENTS, BEING THE BEST WASN’T AN OPTION –Iyaji, first class graduate
Sat, 26 May 2018 04:00:02 +0200
Alex Iyaji, 24, made first class at the Department of Biological Science, Benue State University, with 4.53 CGPA in the 2014/2015 academic session. In this interview with TUNDE AJAJA, he speaks on life after school Upbringing sometimes plays a role in...
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Liverpool hope to stop record-chasing Madrid in Kiev
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:48:13 +0200
Idris Adesina English Premier League giants Liverpool are on a mission to halt current European champions Real Madrid as they seek to make history in the UEFA Champions League. The final game of the European season today at the 70,000 capacity NSC Olimpiyskiy...
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Eagles not setting W’Cup target, says Iwobi
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:45:31 +0200
’Tana Aiyejina Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi has said the Super Eagles will not set a set a target for themselves at the upcoming Russia 2018 World Cup but is hopeful the team can advance from Group D of the competition. Iwobi scored his first goal for...
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Rohr to drop five players after DR Congo friendly
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:42:00 +0200
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said five players would be dropped from the 30-man Eagles World Cup squad after their friendly with DR Congo on Monday. The Eagles take on DR Congo on Monday in Port Harcourt after which they leave for London to play...
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Samba arrive for Eagles friendly with 28 players
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:40:47 +0200
Idris Adesina The delegation of the senior national team of the DR Congo arrived in Port Harcourt on Thursday ahead of Monday’s friendly with the Super Eagles with 28 players. Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike will be chief host as the Eagles play the...
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Mikel charges team to fight at World Cup
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:37:40 +0200
Super Eagles captain Obi Mikel has charged his teammates to show the fighting spirit that saw them through the qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup at the tournament, saying he is happy that the team will go into the World Cup in Russia as underdogs....
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Boxing: Organisers pledge to make Boxfest bigger
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:35:23 +0200
’Tana Aiyejina The CEO of Monarch Promotions, Stanley Williams, has promised a bigger and better promotion of BoxFest, a boxing event meant to provide fight fans with live professional boxing contests. The maiden edition was held on April 7 at Eko Hotels...
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Okagbare battles Ta Lou, Ahoure at Eugene Diamond League
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:31:21 +0200
Idris Adesina Blessing Okagbare seeks her first win at the IAAF Diamond League in Eugene, when she battles Ivory Coast duo Marie Josee Ta Lou and Murielle Ahoure as well as Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson in the women’s 100m event on Saturday. The competition,...
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Sunshine target NWPL Super 4
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:28:21 +0200
Prestige Otaben Sunshine Queens coach Wemimo Mathew has said the team’s target is to hold their place at the top of the Group B of the Nigeria Women’s Premier League, which will help them qualify for the league’s Super 4 at the end of the season....
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Church boosts supporters’ club World Cup plan
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:26:26 +0200
The plans of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club to travel to Russia for the 2018 World Cup received a boost during the week when the Spiritual Head of Love of Christ Generation Church (Cherubim and Seraphim), London, Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi, donated...
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Okocha, others to witness Emenike wedding
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:25:03 +0200
Former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike marries his long-time girlfriend Iheoma Nnadi at a ceremony in Lekki, Lagos, on Saturday. Iheaoma, who is also the mother of Emenike’s daughter, is a former beauty queen. According to ScoreNigeria, top stars...
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Preparations crucial to Eagles success at Russia 2018 – Iloenyosi
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:23:09 +0200
Ex-Nigeria defender Chikelue Iloenyosi talks about the 2018 World Cup, his exclusion from Korea/Japan 2002, the domestic league and more in this interview with ’TANA AIYEJINA The Super Eagles are in a tough and tricky group that has Croatia, Iceland...
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Ofili-Ajumogobia’s trial: Cash gifts forbidden for judges, says NJC official
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:15:32 +0200
Oladimeji Ramon The trial of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia for alleged unlawful enrichment continued on Friday before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja with the testimony of an official of the National Judicial Council, Mrs. Ramatu Ahmed. Ahmed, who...
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Court orders IGP, police to pay Delta family N20m over murder
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:13:49 +0200
Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri A Delta State High Court sitting in Sapele has ordered the Inspector-General of Police and the Nigeria Police to pay the family of a 41-year-old mechanic, late Samson Efe, from Aghalokpe town in Okpe Local Government Area of...
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Fani-Kayode, wife welcome triplets
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:11:48 +0200
Gbenro Adeoye Precious Chikwendu, wife of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, was delivered of a set of triplets on Friday, which also happened to be her birthday. The triplets, who are all boys, have been named Ragnar, Aiden and Liam. Fani-Kayode...
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Nigeria sliding into anarchy –Wike
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:09:05 +0200
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt Rover State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Nigeria is sliding into anarchy because of the poor governance style of the current Federal Government. Wike said this on Friday while inaugurating the newly constructed...
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One per cent health care fund for the poor –PSN
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:07:50 +0200
Gbenro Adeoye The President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Prof. Ahmed Yakasai, has said that the one per cent Consolidated Revenue Fund provided for by the National Assembly for primary health care in the 2018 budget will directly benefit...
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Ambode, Duke seek more funds for Lagos
Sat, 26 May 2018 03:06:20 +0200
Gbenro Adeoye Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, and a former Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, on Thursday raised the alarm over the danger of abandoning Lagos State to shoulder alone the developmental challenges posed by incessant...
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$1bn to fight B’Haram: Nasarawa authorises FG to deduct fund
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:58:18 +0200
 Umar Muhammed, Lafia The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed a resolution authorising the Federal Government to deduct the state’s share of $1bn from the Excess Crude Account for the procurement  of military equipment to fight insurgency...
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We’ve lost 200 people, 8,570 houses to herdsmen attacks in Nasarawa –Tiv
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:55:28 +0200
Umar Muhammed, Lafia The President of the Tiv Development Association, Nasarawa State, Mr. Boniface Ifer, said the union had so far lost 200 farmers and 8,570 houses to persistent herdsmen attacks in the southern district of the state. Ifer said this...
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Cholera outbreak in Yobe can affect thousands, UN warns
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:53:34 +0200
Kayode Idowu, Damaturu The United Nations on Friday raised the alarm that the cholera outbreak in Yobe State could affect thousands of people. Hence, the organisation said it had allocated $2m through its Nigeria Humanitarian Fund to support the response...
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N750m fraud allegation: EFCC grills ex-Kaduna gov, Yero
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:51:03 +0200
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna A former governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, was on Friday grilled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for four hours over his alleged role in the disbursement of N750m campaign funds of the Peoples Democratic Party...
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Niger lawmakers to probe abandoned road projects
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:46:39 +0200
Enyioha Opara, Minna Worried by the huge number of abandoned road projects, the Niger State House of Assembly is to carry out an audit of the projects and the amount already paid by the government to the contractors handling the contracts. The House said...
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My style makes people resign from my cabinet –Bauchi governor
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:39:22 +0200
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, on Friday said his style of bringing about change in the governance of the state was forcing people to resign from his cabinet. He said it was very difficult for people to embrace the change...
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2019: Isiaka finally dumps PDP, may join ADC
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:36:39 +0200
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, has finally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party. He announced his decision through a letter dated Thursday May 24, addressed to the chairman of the party...
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My style makes people resign from my cabinet –Bauchi governor
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:39:22 +0200
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, on Friday said his style of bringing about change in the governance of the state was forcing people to resign from his cabinet. He said it was very difficult for people to embrace the change...
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2019: Isiaka finally dumps PDP, may join ADC
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:36:39 +0200
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta A two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, has finally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party. He announced his decision through a letter dated Thursday May 24, addressed to the chairman of the party...
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Ekiti ex-deputy gov gets PANDEL ticket, slams Fayose, APC
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:33:53 +0200
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former Group Managing Director of Wema Bank Plc, Adebisi  Omoyeni, has been declared as the candidate of the People Alliance for National Development and Liberty Party. His name was among the 35 governorship candidates...
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37,000 police applicants nationwide take JAMB exams
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:27:20 +0200
Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Friday conducted a recruitment examination for about 37,000 police applicants across the country into the Nigeria Police Force. The examination, which held in JAMB centres nationwide...
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APC funding Ekiti election with Abacha loot, PDP alleges
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:24:26 +0200
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government of plotting to fund the July 14 governorship election in the state with part of the Abacha loot...
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FG declares Tuesday, May 29, public holiday
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:19:41 +0200
The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 29,2018 as a public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.) made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in a statement in...
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Alleged N700m fraud: PDP accuses Edo of frustrating bail process of Ize-Iyamu, others
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:14:16 +0200
Alexander Okere, Benin The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State has accused the state government of allegedly frustrating the party’s efforts to meet the bail conditions of its members standing trial at a Federal High Court in Benin. A former governorship...
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Senate intervenes to end health workers’ strike
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:12:08 +0200
Eniola Akinkuotu, Jesusegun Alagbe, Olaleye Aluko, Etim Ekpimah and John Charles The Senate has waded into the lingering strike action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions in a bid for the action to be suspended as soon as possible. The Senate...
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I’m ashamed Nigeria’s now used as negative example – Jonathan
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:05:40 +0200
…warns Buhari not to use powers to weaken democracy Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Former President Goodluck Jonathan says he is ashamed that Nigeria is now being used as a negative example in the international community. He cited recent instances when...
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Restructuring: Presidency gives condition for implementing el-Rufai panel’s report
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:03:25 +0200
John Alechenu and Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari would implement the recommendations of the ruling All Progressives Congress’ Committee on Restructuring once they are approved by the party. The Senior...
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Presidency confirms receipt of 2018 budget from National Assembly
Sat, 26 May 2018 02:01:23 +0200
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Friday evening confirmed the receipt of the 2018 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate),  Ita Enang, confirmed the development...
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Customs officer shoots 70-year-old dead for intervening in argument
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:23:17 +0200
Afeez Hanafi At 70, family and friends had looked up to Lamidi Oke, a farmer from Olorunda village, Oyo State, for survival, until last Monday when a trigger-happy Customs officer dashed their hopes. The septuagenarian was allegedly shot dead by the officer...
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Mother abandons two-year-old in parked SUV, vehicle falls into gully
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:17:31 +0200
Afeez Hanafi A two-year-old boy is battling injuries at an undisclosed hospital in Lagos after he was trapped in a Sports Utility Vehicle belonging to his mother. Saturday PUNCH learnt that the mother, Mrs. Olaore Yetunde, was driving out of her residence...
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Revealed: How unregulated acid sale fuel deadly attacks among lovers, others
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:15:48 +0200
Eric Dumo Writhing in pains as her mother used a small towel soaked in water to gently mop her back, Toyin Muhidi, 27, could barely contain her agony as the process went on. Soon breaking into uncontrollable tears as a native balm was rubbed onto her...
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Different ways Lagos hawkers trick motorists into buying fake products in traffic
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:08:25 +0200
Afeez Hanafi Rasaq Ayobami is an Information Technology expert at a multimedia outfit in Oregun, Ikeja, the heart of Lagos State. At 5pm last Wednesday, he left his residence in the Agbado area of Ogun State to resume for a night duty at 7pm. All things...
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Steps to achieve an enviable sex
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:08:17 +0200
Funmi Akingbade cafi.punch@yahoo.com 08034540594 Permit me to say that I eavesdropped on some group of friends while in deep conversation about sex. Ideally, it is improper and unaccepted to eavesdrop on people’s conversation at whatever level, but...
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Struggling with infertility (2)
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:07:44 +0200
 Dr. Abayomi Ajayi 01-4667360, 07026277855 info@nordicalagos.org We are continuing last week’s discussion about coping with the struggle of infertility. Getting pregnant is not a simple task because nature is not very efficient at making humans produce...
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Bad governance that we condemned in PDP worse in APC –Baraje, nPDP leader
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:07:42 +0200
The leader of the New Peoples Democratic Party in the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, in this interview with SUCCESS NWOGU addresses issues bordering on their demands from APC leadership Your group, nPDP, gave an ultimatum to the APC and...
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A military officer once threatened to shoot me dead on live television –Tonie Iredia
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:07:24 +0200
A former Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority, Tonie Iredia, shares some of his life experiences with ADEMOLA OLONILUA As someone that spent his career in the Nigerian Television Authority, had it always been your dream to be a broadcaster...
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Ekiti election renews old rivalry
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:07:17 +0200
As the date set for the Ekiti State governorship election fast approaches, GBENRO ADEOYE writes about factors that could play significant roles in the poll The Ekiti State governorship election is less than two months away and each passing moment means...
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Paralysed Unilorin undergraduate needs N14m for medicare
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:07:12 +0200
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The dream of a year three student of the University of Ilorin, Mr. Joseph Okon, to contribute positively to national development would become a mirage if  he does not get urgent assistance. Okon, who hails from Oron in Akwa Ibom...
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Girls…girls…girls, your role model could shape or mar your life!
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:07:09 +0200
Temilolu Okeowo temiloluokeowo@gmail.com 07086620576 (sms only) ABOUT (LATE) MR. GAMALIEL ONOSODE, OFR AND GIRLS CLUB! Late October 2008, my god-mother, Chief Mrs. Opral Mason Benson was meant to be the mother of the day at a gala night organised by the...
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It can still be beautiful the second time around
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:07:07 +0200
Elizabeth Badejo eb_africadreamwedding@yahoo.com www.stringmynaijawedding.com …08097360766 There has been a lot of views in recent times on the subject of marriage and its moral obligations.  Nevertheless marriage is still a lifetime commitment...
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Court remands man for killing girlfriend in Ondo
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:06:58 +0200
Peter Dada, Akure A Chief Magistrate’s Court in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has ordered the remand of one Saliu Oladayo for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Miss Confidence Nwanma. Oladayo allegedly stabbed the 19-year-old girlfriend to death last...
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My wedding Night…With… Baba Kay
Sat, 26 May 2018 01:06:49 +0200
When you met your wife, were you nursing plans to get married at that point in your life? I must say with all honesty, marriage didn’t cross my mind but as we progressed in the relationship, I knew I was certainly going to marry her. How did you meet...
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