Friday, October 19, 2018

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    Nollywood veteran Bukky Ajayi dies at 82

Nollywood veteran Bukky Ajayi dies at 82

Veteran Nollywood actress, Bukky Ajayi, has died.According to Punch, the actress was said to have passed away on Wednesday, The Punch reports.While the cause of death is yet to be ascertained, initial reports suggest she died after a battle with heart-related issues.The late actress was honoured with the 'Industry Merit Award' at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in March.She was 82. [...]

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    Troops ‘arrest’ Boko Haram ‘spy’

Troops ‘arrest’ Boko Haram ‘spy’

The Nigerian army on Tuesday said a patrol team ambushed and killed a Boko Haram spy carrying out surveillance for the insurgents in Borno state.A statement was released to this effect by Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, who said "the patrol team of 157 Task Force Battalion, 7 Brigade, on Monday ambushed and killed a Boko Haram spy at Barwati [...]

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    ‘Impostors’ create fake Avengers Twitter accounts

‘Impostors’ create fake Avengers Twitter accounts

Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group responsible for recent attacks on oil installations, says "government agents and impostors" have opened fraudulent Twitter accounts in its name.The Twitter account of the militants, @NDAvengers, was suspended by authorities of the micro-blogging platform on Monday.Following the suspension, two new accounts — @Real_Ndavengers and @NDAvengers1 — were created on Tuesday by unknown elements pretending to be the [...]

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    Buhari promises Nigerians better days ahead

Buhari promises Nigerians better days ahead

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to be patient with his administration while noting that he is aware of the millions who are living from hand to mouth.In a statement released on Tuesday to commemorate Eid-el Fitr, which marks the completion of the Muslim Ramadan fast, President Buhari promised Nigerians better days ahead."I felicitate with all Nigerians, especially the Muslim [...]

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    ALARM: Terrorists may be planning to attack Lagos during Eid-el Fitr

ALARM: Terrorists may be planning to attack Lagos during Eid-el Fitr

Terrorists are planning to attack expatriates and foreign visitors in Lagos state during the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, the United States Consulate in Nigeria has said.According to statement published on the website of the US Mission on Tuesday, hotels in Lagos, which are frequented by expatriates, are the likely targets of the terrorists.“The U.S. Mission in Nigeria advises that groups associated with [...]

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    EXTRA: Has Bode George’s son just revealed he is gay?

EXTRA: Has Bode George’s son just revealed he is gay?

Yinka Bode-George, the son of Bode George, politician and PDP chieftain, has shared on his Instagram page, the rainbow colours of LGBT, an acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.The politician's son is a popular model based in Canada and his sexuality has been a bone of contention in recent years — owing to the suggestive photos he shares [...]

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    Oil workers to go on strike from July 7

Oil workers to go on strike from July 7

PENGASSAN has instructed its members around the country to abandon their duty posts from July 7 and proceed on a strike action.The directive was sent in a memo dated July 4, and the planned action is expected to affect all oil installations, offices, sites and production facilities.Four major PENGASSAN zones - Lagos, Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna - have been ordered [...]

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    5 things to know about the new JAMB point-based admission

5 things to know about the new JAMB point-based admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has adopted the point system option as the basis for its admission process for 2016.The new modality was agreed upon after a weeklong meeting between JAMB, universities and other tertiary institutions’ administrators.The admission process would work for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates and direct entry students while universities are to charge fees for [...]

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    CONFIRMED: ‘Koko Master’ D’banj secretly married Didi Kilgrow on Saturday

CONFIRMED: ‘Koko Master’ D’banj secretly married Didi Kilgrow on Saturday

Dapo Oyebanjo, iconic Nigerian singer popularly known as D'banj, got married to Didi Kilgrow at the weekend, TheCable has learnt from a source very close to the artiste.Over the weekend, there were series of unconfirmed reports of the marriage, but an insider confirmed to TheCable on Monday that the wedding took place at the family home of D'banj in Maryland on Saturday, [...]

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    Ahmed Musa set for Leicester medical ahead of £16.6m move

Ahmed Musa set for Leicester medical ahead of £16.6m move

Nigerian footballer Ahmed Musa has agreed to join English Premier League champions, Leicester City.The 23-year-old is expected in England between Tuesday and Wednesday for a medical and to discuss personal terms.Leicester City is believed to have agreed a club-record £16.6 million fee with CSKA Moscow for Musa."Everything has been finalised and Musa will be in England for his medical on [...]

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    ALERT: ‘Undesirable elements’ plotting to kidnap underage children

ALERT: ‘Undesirable elements’ plotting to kidnap underage children

"Undesirable elements" have infiltrated Bauchi and are planning to kidnap underage children, Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the police in the state, has said.In a statement released on Monday, Mohammad said intelligence report indicated that the abductors intend to seize minors for ransom or other motives."Against this backdrop, the Command urged members of the public especially parents and guardians to monitor [...]

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    Twitter ‘blows up’ Niger Delta Avengers’ account

Twitter ‘blows up’ Niger Delta Avengers’ account

One of the information spreading platforms of militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, has been crippled.Niger Delta Avengers are responsible for the recent spate of attacks on pipeline installations in the Niger Delta region, blowing up five pipelines between Friday and Sunday.However, the Twitter account with which the militant group announced the blowups has now been 'blown up'.The group usually disseminates [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Who is Uche Ogah, the ‘prayer warrior’ otherwise known as Ikpeazu’s nightmare?

CLOSE-UP: Who is Uche Ogah, the ‘prayer warrior’ otherwise known as Ikpeazu’s nightmare?

Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah was, on the last day of June 2016, anointed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as governor of Abia state - through the issuance of a certificate of return.An Abuja federal high court had on Monday, June 27, ruled that winner of the 2015 governorship election and sitting governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, filed false tax returns - [...]

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    Recognise Sheriff and end this mess, Ojugboh tells PDP

Recognise Sheriff and end this mess, Ojugboh tells PDP

Factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, speaking through his deputy, Cairo Ojugboh, has asked the opposition party to recognise him as substantive chairman to put an end to its lingering internal strife.Ojugboh's comment was in reaction to a statement put out on Saturday by the national working committee of the PDP headed by Ahmed Makarfi.Speaking [...]

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    Avengers resume hostilities, blow up 5 pipelines

Avengers resume hostilities, blow up 5 pipelines

Two weeks after the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) entered into a ceasefire agreement with the federal government, the group has resumed attacks on oil installations.Initially, the militants denied having any agreement with the government in spite of the withdrawal of troops from the Niger Delta region to give room for dialogue.When they eventually accepted dialogue, the group gave their demands, [...]

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    ‘If you’re thirsty in traffic, die’… and other Twitter reactions to Ambode’s threat to ban hawkers

‘If you’re thirsty in traffic, die’… and other Twitter reactions to Ambode’s threat to ban hawkers

On Friday, Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, said his administration would soon begin locking up street traders, hawkers and their customers.Speaking on TV Continental, Ambode said both buyers and sellers in traffic will pay a fine of N90,000 or face a jail term.“The issue is we need to enforce our laws because we already have a law in respect of [...]

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