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20 Nigerians graduate from Korean Pop Dance Academy
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:42:45 +0200
Mr Han Sungrae, the Director of Korean Cultural Centre says 20 young Nigerian have graduated from the 2017 Korean Pop (K-Pop) Dance Academy after six weeks of training and coaching. The academy is organised by the Korean Cultural Centre in the Federal...
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Beggars dare Kano gov, return to streets
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:42:04 +0200
Many beggars in Kano have returned to their businesses in spite of a state government order in 2016 which banned street begging. Our correspondent who visited some streets in the state capital on Friday, reports that many beggars were seen on the streets,...
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IPOB withdraws threat to stop Anambra election
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:13:26 +0200
The Indigenous People of Biafra has withdrawn its threat to stop the conduct of the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. The decision was reached after a meeting organised by a non-governmental organisation, the Ala-Igbo International Foundation...
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Freed Chibok girls will enter university in September –Jumai Alhassan
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:06:20 +0200
The 106 Chibok schoolgirls who have been released by Boko Haram will all go to university from September, the Minister for Women’s Affairs, Aisha Jumai Alhassan, said on Friday. One of the girls required a prosthetic leg following her ordeal, several...
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La Liga league fixtures
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:54:51 +0200
The La Liga authorities on Friday said all games across the top two divisions will be preceded by a minute’s silence. “LaLiga has asked the RFEF (Spanish Football Federation) to hold a minute’s silence in all matches of the first day...
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Another LUTH doctor tests positive to Lassa fever
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:51:34 +0200
Bukola Adebayo Another doctor has tested positive to Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba. The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, who confirmed the new case on Friday, said the doctor had had contact with the index patient....
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‘Movie’ about Buhari’s 100 days in London trending on social media
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:40:31 +0200
An old Nigerian movie about politics, featuring late Nollywood ace actor, Justus Esiri, has been renamed to reflect President Muhammadu Buhari’s continued stay overseas on medical attention. Produced by Ayo Emmanuel and edited by Segun Kiishii Rowlands,...
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Terrorist attacks mar La Liga’s return
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:35:03 +0200
Spain’s La Liga returns on Friday under the shadow of terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that left 14 killed and more than a hundred injured. The league’s authorities still plan for all 10 La Liga fixtures to take place, including...
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ICYMI: N’Assembly members are a bunch of unarmed robbers – Obasanjo
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:24:53 +0200
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday in Ibadan said that the bogus earnings of National Assembly members portrayed them as a “bunch of unarmed robbers.” Obasanjo, spoke at a public presentation of a book written by...
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British TV star Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:10:53 +0200
Bruce Forsyth, the British television presenter who was the face of primetime family game shows for decades, died on Friday at the age of 89, his manager announced. Tributes poured in for the veteran entertainer, whose catchphrases — “Didn’t...
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[VIDEO] White policeman assaults black man during traffic stop
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:06:27 +0200
Ohio officials are investigating a violent arrest in which a white officer was videotaped repeatedly punching a black man, the latest alleged case of excessive use of force by police against African Americans. By early Friday, more than seven million...
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BREAKING: Kwara confirms Lassa fever case
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:54:34 +0200
Success Nwogu,  Ilorin The Kwara State Government on Friday said there is a confirmed case of Lassa fever in the state. The State Commissioner of Health,  Dr. Sulaiman Alege, during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, stated that the...
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Spanish Police declare four terrorists wanted
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:51:21 +0200
The terrorist who drove the van which ploughed into crowds of pedestrians in Barcelona’s tourist district was among five jihadists shot dead last night by police, sources have revealed. The driver, who has not been identified, was one of five members...
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Hate speech: FG plotting to silence opposition, says Fayose
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:48:15 +0200
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has cautioned the Federal Government over its categorisation of hate speeches as an act of terrorism. The governor accused the All Progressives Congress of being number one promoter...
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BREAKING: Bannon out as Trump’s chief strategist
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:34:26 +0200
Donald Trump’s controversial far-right chief strategist Steve Bannon left the White House Friday as the administration reels from the fallout over Trump’s response to a violent white supremacist rally. “White House Chief of Staff John...
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Tottenham pay club record fee for Sanchez
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:20:23 +0200
Colombian international defender Davinson Sanchez became Tottenham Hotspur’s first signing of the close season on Friday when they paid a reported club record £42million (46m euros, $54m) to Dutch side Ajax. The 21-year-old, who was a pivotal member...
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Liverpool reject Barcelona’s £118m bid for Coutinho
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:19:22 +0200
Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for star playmaker Philippe Coutinho, a source from the Premier League club confirmed to AFP on Friday. British media reports said Barcelona’s latest bid was worth around £114 million ($146.5 million,...
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Rwandan president sworn in for third term
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:10:27 +0200
Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in Friday for a third term in office after a crushing election win that rights groups criticised over irregularities and voter intimidation. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo joined 18 other African heads of state...
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UPDATED: Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:03:41 +0200
Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large. “There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two...
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BREAKING: RCCG GO, Adeboye visits President Buhari in London
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:50:51 +0200
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja House, London. Buhari has been receiving medical attention in the British capital since...
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UPDATED: RCCG GO Adeboye visits President Buhari in London
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:50:51 +0200
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja House, London. Buhari has been receiving medical attention in the British capital since...
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Air Force seeks improved rescue operations
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:49:19 +0200
Afeez Hanafi The Nigerian Air Force has asked its personnel to adopt best practices in handling emergencies, especially Boko Haram attacks in the North-East. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said NAF had established ties with...
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Matuidi completes move from PSG to Juventus
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:47:42 +0200
France midfielder Blaise Matuidi has completed a move to Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain, the two clubs confirmed on Friday, ending a successful six-year stint in the French capital. Matuidi, 30, has signed a three-year deal in Turin with the Italian...
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BREAKING: Kanu, Igbo leaders meet over Anambra election
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:37:58 +0200
Igbo leaders under the umbrella of the Ala Igbo International Foundation are currently holding a press conference in Owerri, the Anambra State capital over the November 18 Anambra Governorship Election. The foundation has traditional leaders, Igbo professors,...
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ASO Savings & Loans reiterates commitment to assets recovery
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:24:47 +0200
The management of ASO Savings & Loans Plc has condemned what it described as “recent negative publicity about the bank.” A press release signed by the management noted that the allegations contained in some media reports were “a direct result...
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No audit report on N4.2tn TSA two years after –AGF
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:33:04 +0200
John Ameh, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives were in shock on Wednesday when the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, disclosed that over two years after the Treasury Single Account policy came into operation, it had not been...
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Flood kills three in FCT
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:25:10 +0200
The FCT Emergency Management Agency, has confirmed the death of three people as a result of the flash flood in Lokogoma Area of the FCT, on Thursday. The Director-General, FEMA, Alhaji Idriss Abass told journalists that a man and two of his children;...
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FG approves N39bn loan for DISCOs for supply of meters
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:16:43 +0200
The Federal Government has approved N39bn loan to Electricity Distribution Companies for the supply of meters, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed. The minister made the disclosure on Monday in Kano at the 18th Monthly...
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‘Movie’ about Buhari’s 100 days in London trending on social media
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:40:31 +0200
An old Nigerian movie about politics, featuring late Nollywood ace actor, Justus Esiri, has been renamed to reflect President Muhammadu Buhari’s continued stay overseas on medical attention. Produced by Ayo Emmanuel and edited by Segun Kiishii Rowlands,...
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Terrorist attacks mar La Liga’s return
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:35:03 +0200
Spain’s La Liga returns on Friday under the shadow of terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that left 14 killed and more than a hundred injured. The league’s authorities still plan for all 10 La Liga fixtures to take place, including...
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ICYMI: N’Assembly members are a bunch of unarmed robbers – Obasanjo
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:24:53 +0200
Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday in Ibadan said that the bogus earnings of National Assembly members portrayed them as a “bunch of unarmed robbers.” Obasanjo, spoke at a public presentation of a book written by...
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British TV star Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:10:53 +0200
Bruce Forsyth, the British television presenter who was the face of primetime family game shows for decades, died on Friday at the age of 89, his manager announced. Tributes poured in for the veteran entertainer, whose catchphrases — “Didn’t...
© The Punch
[VIDEO] White policeman assaults black man during traffic stop
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:06:27 +0200
Ohio officials are investigating a violent arrest in which a white officer was videotaped repeatedly punching a black man, the latest alleged case of excessive use of force by police against African Americans. By early Friday, more than seven million...
© The Punch
BREAKING: Kwara confirms Lassa fever case
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:54:34 +0200
Success Nwogu,  Ilorin The Kwara State Government on Friday said there is a confirmed case of Lassa fever in the state. The State Commissioner of Health,  Dr. Sulaiman Alege, during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, stated that the...
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Spanish Police declare four terrorists wanted
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:51:21 +0200
The terrorist who drove the van which ploughed into crowds of pedestrians in Barcelona’s tourist district was among five jihadists shot dead last night by police, sources have revealed. The driver, who has not been identified, was one of five members...
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Hate speech: FG plotting to silence opposition, says Fayose
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:48:15 +0200
Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has cautioned the Federal Government over its categorisation of hate speeches as an act of terrorism. The governor accused the All Progressives Congress of being number one promoter...
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Tottenham pay club record fee for Sanchez
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:20:23 +0200
Colombian international defender Davinson Sanchez became Tottenham Hotspur’s first signing of the close season on Friday when they paid a reported club record £42million (46m euros, $54m) to Dutch side Ajax. The 21-year-old, who was a pivotal member...
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Liverpool reject Barcelona’s £118m bid for Coutinho
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:19:22 +0200
Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for star playmaker Philippe Coutinho, a source from the Premier League club confirmed to AFP on Friday. British media reports said Barcelona’s latest bid was worth around £114 million ($146.5 million,...
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Rwandan president sworn in for third term
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:10:27 +0200
Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in Friday for a third term in office after a crushing election win that rights groups criticised over irregularities and voter intimidation. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo joined 18 other African heads of state...
© The Punch
UPDATED: Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:03:41 +0200
Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large. “There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two...
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UPDATED: RCCG GO Adeboye visits President Buhari in London
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:50:51 +0200
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Friday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Abuja House, London. Buhari has been receiving medical attention in the British capital since...
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Air Force seeks improved rescue operations
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:49:19 +0200
Afeez Hanafi The Nigerian Air Force has asked its personnel to adopt best practices in handling emergencies, especially Boko Haram attacks in the North-East. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, said NAF had established ties with...
© The Punch
Matuidi completes move from PSG to Juventus
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:47:42 +0200
France midfielder Blaise Matuidi has completed a move to Juventus from Paris Saint-Germain, the two clubs confirmed on Friday, ending a successful six-year stint in the French capital. Matuidi, 30, has signed a three-year deal in Turin with the Italian...
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BREAKING: Kanu, Igbo leaders meet over Anambra election
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:37:58 +0200
Igbo leaders under the umbrella of the Ala Igbo International Foundation are currently holding a press conference in Owerri, the Anambra State capital over the November 18 Anambra Governorship Election. The foundation has traditional leaders, Igbo professors,...
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Humanitarian crisis looms as Sierra Leone deaths reach 400
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:57:34 +0200
Aid workers in Sierra Leone warned of a humanitarian crisis on Friday as the official death toll passed 400, with more than a hundred children among the victims — and a similar number orphaned. Heavy rains that hit the capital Freetown on Monday...
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Nigeria produces less than 3% of potential honey output
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:55:49 +0200
An official of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says the country cannot export honey because it produces less than three per cent of its current needs. A Director in the Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services of the ministry, Dr...
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Nigeria to start bee export by 2018
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:54:56 +0200
Nigeria will start exporting bees to other countries next year, the National President, Federation of Bee keepers Association of Nigeria, Dr Bidemi Ojeleye, has said. Ojeleye on Friday said that a European Union team had visited Nigeria for training...
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30th Anniversary: Akwa Ibom declares fasting on Sept. 1
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:50:09 +0200
The Akwa Ibom Government has declared a one-day fast on September 1, 2017, as part of activities marking the 30th Anniversary of the creation of the state. Akwa Ibom was created on Sept. 23, 1987, alongside Katsina State by the erstwhile administration...
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Two Nigerians allegedly clears American couple’s $120,000 retirement fund
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:49:44 +0200
Two Nigerian residents of the United States, Messrs Temilade Adekunle and Abdulrasheed Yusuf, have been arrested on suspicion of forgery, ID theft and communications fraud. Their victims are American couple, Steve and Andrea Voss. The money allegedly...
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FG hands over seized snakes, spiders, millipedes, others to Uyo varsity
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:30:40 +0200
The Federal Government has formally handed over more than 600 snakes, spiders and millipedes recently seized in Calabar to the University of Uyo, in Akwa Ibom. Personnel of the Nigerian Customs Service, Cross River and Akwa Ibom Commands intercepted three...
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