Sunday, June 16, 2019

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    Avengers continue bombing campaign, ‘blow up’ Chevron pipelines

Avengers continue bombing campaign, ‘blow up’ Chevron pipelines

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has blown up two pipelines belonging to Chevron.Mudoch Agbinibo, spokesman of the group, disclosed this in a terse statement on Wednesday night."Between the hours of 10:50pm to 11:10pm our (Niger Delta Avengers) strike team blew up Chevron Manifolds. The manifolds are RMP 22, 23 and 24. Happy Eid Mubarak to our Muslim Brothers," Agbinibo said [...]

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    CBN: No Nigerian bank in distress… not even Skye

CBN: No Nigerian bank in distress… not even Skye

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says no bank in the country is currently in financial distress.In a statement released on Wednesday by Isaac Okorafor, acting director, corporate communications of the CBN, the apex bank said the rumours and speculations of distress are "untrue and do not reflect the actual health of the individual banks and indeed, the entire banking industry"."For [...]

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    I can’t stop Nigerians from supporting my election, Fayose tells EFCC

I can’t stop Nigerians from supporting my election, Fayose tells EFCC

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has reiterated his innocence regarding the freezing of his Zenith Bank accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Speaking on Wednesday through Lere Olayinka, his special assistant on public communications and new media, Fayose insisted that he legitimately sourced his election funds, saying that as a promising candidate of his party, there was no way he [...]

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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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