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Neymar, Coutinho strike late to put Brazil back on track

Brazil needed two injury-time goals to defeat a dogged Costa Rica on Friday as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored late to put the five-time World Cup winners back on track for the last 16. The Brazilians looked to be heading for a second frustrating draw in a row before Barcelona forward Coutinho poked the ball […]
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You do not deserve second term, Christian forum tells Ayade

Mudiaga Affe, Calabar Christian leaders under the aegis of Cross River State Christian Leaders Forum have said that Governor Ben Ayade does not deserve a second term in office because of what they described as leadership failure. President of the forum, Bishop Josef Bassey, who addressed journalists in Calabar on Friday alongside the Secretary-General of […]
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Social media agog for ‘King Musa’

Idris Adesina The social media on Friday went wild over Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa, who scored a brace in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland in their 2018 World Cup Group D tie at the Volgograd Arena. Musa’s goals gave Nigeria the three points which kept the country’s hopes of qualifying from Group D alive […]
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Wema Bank deepens financial inclusion in the North

In a quest to deepen its retail footprint across informal economic sectors in the North-West and to drive financial inclusion in the north, Wema Bank Plc says it has introduced agent banking in Kano. It described agent banking as a cost-effective medium employed by banks to provide financial access to the unbanked, underbanked and branch-starved […]
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Obiano, Mani make Okala smile

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Argentina game do-or-die, says Musa

Deadly Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland 2-0 on Friday and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Tuesday’s Group D showdown. The Leicester City striker, currently on loan at CSKA Moscow, became the first Nigerian to score at two World Cups as the Super Eagles secured a […]
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Cleric advises govt on insecurity

Jesusegun Alagbe The General Leader of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church (Ayo ni o), Surulere District, Lagos, Special Apostle Prophet Sunday Korode, has called on the government at all levels to imbibe discipline as a measure to solve insecurity in the country. According to a statement, the cleric made this call in Lagos recently […]
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We’re still in the race, says upset Iceland boss

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson declared his side were still in the race for a place in the World Cup last 16 despite Friday’s 2-0 loss to Nigeria. Iceland’s fate is no longer in their own hands, however, as Nigeria will join Croatia as qualifiers from Group D if they beat Argentina on Tuesday. But any […]
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We can beat Argentina – Rohr

Nigeria coach Gerhot Rohr was full of praise for his side, who are the youngest at this World Cup, especially the way they came out firing in the second half after Iceland put them under the pump in the first 45 minutes. “What I like in my young team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit. […]
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Different strokes: Nigerian men and women share their weird sexual fantasies

Timileyin Akinkahunsi Akinyele Debowale met Seyi Badmus through a mutual friend six months ago. Debowale had just come out of a five-year promising relationship with his Calabar fashion designer girlfriend because she cheated on him with a married man. Still hurting from such betrayal caused by his last relationship, Debowale had promised himself not to […]
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Woman flees with lover’s ATM card after sex, withdraws N1m

Afeez Hanafi A businessman got more than he bargained for after his lover fled with his Automated Teller Machine card and allegedly withdrew N1m from his bank account. It was learnt that the woman, Thelma Kimberly, who is based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, visited the man named Olugbenga at his residence on Victoria Island, […]
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Gunmen kill NNPC worker after collecting N5m ransom

Afeez Hanafi A staff member of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, John Iheanacho, has lost his life to the terror of a kidnap syndicate. Despite collecting a ransom of N5m from his family, the kidnappers held the victim hostage in their camp in Afam, a community in the Oyingbo area […]
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blame Mamuzee twins for our mother’s death –Sister

Ademola Olonilua During the week, the singing duo Mamuzee Twins were called out on social media by Daddy Showkey who accused them of neglecting their mother for 17 years until she died at the Igando General Hospital, Lagos, a few days ago. While the singers decided to keep mum till their mother is buried, the […]
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Five Rivers communities get 6,134 hybrid oil palm seedlings from Total

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt As part of its corporate social responsibility, oil giant, Total Exploration Nigeria Limited, has handed over 6,134 super hybrid oil palm seedlings to 50 farmers from five communities in Rivers State. The five communities, who received the seedlings under the New Palm Oil Scheme for grassroots farmers in OML 58, are […]
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Nigerians go wild as Eagles crush Iceland to keep World Cup dream alive

Eric Dumo, Afeez Hanafi and Timileyin Akinkahunsi Chants of victory and excitement rent the air in most parts of Nigeria on Friday as the country’s national men’s football team – Super Eagles – thrashed their European opponents – Iceland – by two goals in their second match at the ongoing FIFA World Cup – soccer’s […]
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Inside Nigerian public hospitals where one doctor attends to 100 patients per day

The massive brain drain of Nigerian doctors to foreign countries, mostly in search of greener pastures, is not only taking its toll on the few doctors left in the system, it is equally creating a fast-rising personnel deficit in the country’s health sector, especially with the failure of government to recruit more doctors, writes TUNDE […]
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