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Ighalo, Nwankwo shine

The  Super Eagles have intensified their preparations for the World Cup with  Odion Ighalo and Simeon Nwankwo  the focus of fans in Uyo on Thursday.  Meanwhile,  Israel-based midfielder John Ogu  and Mikel Obi  have joined  the camp, according to ScoreNigeria.  Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa,  Uche Agbo,  goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa and  Oghenekaro Etebo showed fine form. […]
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Violence mars Rivers FA Cup clash

Idris Adesina Violence erupted at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday when thugs, suspected Rivers United fans, disrupted the Rivers State FA Cup semi-final clash between the Premier League side and a non-league side SKE Academy. According to eyewitnesses, the match, which was organised by the Rivers State FA, was going on well […]
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Tornadoes praise gov for boosting players

Enyioha Opara, Minna CHAIRMAN of Niger Tornadoes,  Mustapha Gawu, has said  the timely release of funds by Niger State Governor Abubakar  Bello to the club has boosted the morale of the players. Gawu  told reporters in Minna on Wednesday that   the government had released  N60m, explaining that the club first received  N10m  to settle the […]
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Buhari gets 2018 Budget today, says Saraki

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, said the National Assembly would transmit the 2018 Appropriation Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. Saraki said this in an interview with State House correspondents after breaking the Ramadan fast with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He was answering a question […]
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World Milk Day 2018: FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Nutrition Society Advocate Dairy nutrition, Exercise

Jonathan Eze FrieslandCampina WAMCO, in partnership with the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), is spearheading an awareness campaign for dairy nutrition in celebration of this year’s World Milk Day on June 1, themed- ‘Raise a Glass.’ In a statement sent to THISDAY and signed by its Corporate Affairs Director, Ore Famurewa, in Lagos, the Managing […] The post World Milk Day 2018: FrieslandCampina ...
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Ekiti poll: APC inaugurates 78-man campaign council

John Alechenu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress has said it considers the forthcoming Ekiti governorship election as second only to the Presidential election in terms of importance. APC’s Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shuaibu, said this while inaugurating the party’s National Campaign Council for the Ekiti governorship election at the party’s National Secretariat, in […]
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Nigerian, Dutch firms sign shipbuilding deal

’Femi Asu Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited has announced the signing of a multi-million dollars shipbuilding deal with Damen Shipyards of the Netherlands. The company said in a statement on Thursday that the representatives of Damen Shipyards were in its office in Lagos for the signing ceremony. Describing it as one of the amplest projects […]
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APC petitions IGP, DSS, accuses Fayose of destroying Fayemi’s billboard

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services over the wanton destruction of the campaign billboard of its governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, in Oye Ekiti. The party claimed that the destruction was carried out on […]
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N3m fraud: Alakija testifies against employee in court

Oladimeji Ramon Billionaire businesswoman, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, appeared on Thursday before the Lagos State in Ikeja to testify against one Vincent Ayewah, who allegedly defrauded her foundation, Rose of Sharon Foundation, of N3m. Ayewah, an employee of Rose of Sharon Foundation, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice Hakeem Oshodi. […]
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Jubilation in Jos as Jang gets N100m bail

Friday Olokor, Jos There was jubilation in Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Thursday after the court granted N100m bail to former Governor Jonah Jang, who was charged with an alleged fraud. A former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Yusuf Pam, who was charged along with Jang, also […]
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N950m fraud: Chaos as EFCC arraigns ex-gov Shekarau, others

Ted Odogwu, Kano The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned a former Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, and two others for allegedly laundering a sum of N950m. Shekarau was arraigned before the Kano State High Court, alongside Ambassador Aminu Wali, and an engineer, Ahmed Munsur. The police had a tough time controlling a […]
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Buhari’s bill on water resources splits northern, southern senators

Ade Adesomoju, Leke Baiyewu and Olaleye Aluko An executive bill sent to the Senate seeking to concentrate the control of water resources in the hands of  the Federal Government has divided senators across regional lines. While northern senators support the bill and its objectives, their southern counterparts are opposed to it. Those opposed to it […]
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Members flee with mace during Gombe Assembly plenary

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi There was drama on Thursday at the Gombe State House of Assembly during the plenary when All Progressives Congress members, Abdullahi Abubakar and  Mohammed Bello, took away the mace in an attempt to impeach the Minority Leader, Ahmed Haruna. The Assembly suspended four APC members for allegedly conspiring to forcibly remove the […]
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Our presidential candidate must be a nationalist, says PDP

John Alechenu, Olusola Fabiyi and Olufemi Atoyebi The Peoples Democratic Party has said it does not have any preference for any of its presidential aspirants. Notwithstanding, the party said it would present an acceptable candidate that would shock the ruling All Progressives Congress in the 2019 presidential election. The National Chairman of the party, Prince […]
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