Saturday, September 22, 2018

Mansur Ibrahim

    FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ajimobi told Ayefele ‘I’m happy I didn’t demolish your building’ (video)

FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ajimobi told Ayefele ‘I’m happy I didn’t demolish your building’ (video)

The Oyo government says Music House, owned by Yinka Ayefele, was demolished because it contravened the physical planning laws of the state.Music House, brought down on Sunday, was said to be structurally defective, capable of causing danger, and a nuisance to the public.But in 2016, Ajimobi Abiola, Oyo governor, visited Fresh FM and had nothing but praises for Music House.At [...]

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    World leaders pay tribute to Kofi Annan — ‘reformer of the UN’

World leaders pay tribute to Kofi Annan — ‘reformer of the UN’

Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, has passed away at age of 80.Annan, the seventh secretary-general of the UN, died on Saturday after a brief illness.World leaders such as Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and notable persons have been paying tribute to the Nobel peace laureate.Ghanian president, Nana Akufo-Addo, described Annan as one of the country's "greatest compatriots".https://twitter.com/NAkufoAddo/status/1030771189726228487Below are [...]

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    Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri has won the men's singles final of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Nigeria's table tennis superstar defeated Frenchman Hachard Antoine after six tightly contested sets.He's the first Nigerian to win the tournament in its fifth year.The world number 18 qualified for the final after defeating Thailand’s Wisutmaythangkoon Supanut 11-9, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8 in the semi-final. [...]

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    Quadri through to final of Nigeria Open

Quadri through to final of Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri has qualified for the final in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The world number 18 defeated Thailand's Wisutmaythangkoon Supanut in straight sets, 11-9, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8.Aruna will face Hachard Antoine of France who defeated Rumgay Gavin of Scotland.The Men's single final is slated for 4:30pm.All other Nigerians who started the tournament have crashed out, leaving Quadri as the only one flying the [...]

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    Nigeria Open: China win gold in U-21 men, women’s final

Nigeria Open: China win gold in U-21 men, women’s final

Chinese representatives are leading the gold-hail at the 2018 Nigerian Open.Guo Yan and Wang Shaobo on Saturday won gold in theU21 men and women's singles finals.Shaobo defeated India's Bhanja Ronit in three straight sets, Yan defeated her Chinese counterpart, Fan Siqi, after a four-set thriller.China have now won two medals at the ongoing tournament while India has one.Nigeria, the host [...]

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    Quadri, Toriola scale through to second round of Nigeria Open

Quadri, Toriola scale through to second round of Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola have qualified for the second round of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Quadri, who is ranked 18 in the world, defeated Italian, Amato Antonino, in straight sets.The Nigerian did not break a sweat as he won in all four sets.Meanwhile, Toriola defeated China's Wang Xinyang in a five-set thriller.Aruna crashed out of the Nigeria Open in 2017 as [...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive crowds as APC, PDP lock horns in Buhari’s town

PHOTOS: Massive crowds as APC, PDP lock horns in Buhari’s town

In what could be described as a test for the 2019 battle, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held rallies in Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state, on Thursday.While the APC drummed support for Ahmad Baba-Kaita, its Katsina north senatorial candidate, the PDP wooed the crowd in favour of Kabir Babba-Kaita.Coincidentally, [...]

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    I’ll win Nigeria Open in future, says youngest player at ITTF Challenge

I’ll win Nigeria Open in future, says youngest player at ITTF Challenge

Musa Mustapha, nine, the youngest player at the ongoing Nigeria Open, says he will win the tournament in the future.Musa alongside his brother, Mustapha, 10, played their first international tournament on Wednesday in the U-21 men’s singles.The youngest players at the Nigeria Open 2018 hail from Borno state.Despite being overpowered by their older opponents in both their two group matches, the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Akpabio supporters ‘conduct funeral’ for PDP in Akwa Ibom

PHOTOS: Akpabio supporters ‘conduct funeral’ for PDP in Akwa Ibom

Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday.During the mega rally to welcome Akpabio into the ruling party, some supporters of the senator displayed a mock coffin which had the colours of the PDP.Inside the coffin was an object which laid like a corpse.See pictures:Photo [...]

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    ‘5,000 jobs at risk’ — Rivers youth ask Shell not to leave Onne

‘5,000 jobs at risk’ — Rivers youth ask Shell not to leave Onne

More than 1,000 youth under the aegis of the Onne Youths Council (OYC) on Tuesday staged a protest at Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) in Onne, Rivers state.  [...]

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    ‘Bold move by FG’ — and other reactions to sack of DSS DG

‘Bold move by FG’ — and other reactions to sack of DSS DG

Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), was sacked by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday.This happened after armed operatives of the DSS blocked lawmakers from entering the National Assembly Complex.While some praised the federal government for this, others believed Daura was "tactically sacked" to seek sympathy from the public.Below are reactions from social media:https://twitter.com/SKaita/status/1026849913433407489https://twitter.com/GeorgiaRaz/status/1026849810496860160https://twitter.com/renoomokri/status/1026818537317453825https://twitter.com/henryshield/status/1026849328420335617https://twitter.com/therealchyke/status/1026848293651972098https://twitter.com/nach23/status/1026847985169309697https://twitter.com/tsmwearsbrand/status/1026847846199377922https://twitter.com/N_Wali01/status/1026815284961832961https://twitter.com/MaupeO/status/1026825073888505856https://twitter.com/Lizabs68/status/1026838884360114180https://twitter.com/Rouvafe/status/1026830889760772096https://twitter.com/YarKafanchan/status/1026847757640904709https://twitter.com/ibrahim_looqman/status/1026847613591670784https://twitter.com/eghietsemheomom/status/1026845792957546497https://twitter.com/iameneji/status/1026844011640832002https://twitter.com/ffb2710/status/1026841057210900481https://twitter.com/HL_Blue/status/1026816759419097088https://twitter.com/N_Wali01/status/1026837528417116165https://twitter.com/stjudendukwe/status/1026844160089882624https://twitter.com/ronkeemployment/status/1026816314554368000[...]

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    PHOTOS: Tinubu’s wife ordained a pastor

PHOTOS: Tinubu’s wife ordained a pastor

Oluremi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, has been ordained as assistant pastor at Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).She was ordained alongside 11,249 officials of the church.Bola Tinubu, her husband, was among those who witnessed the ordination.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Akpabio visits Tinubu — after trip to Buhari

PHOTOS: Akpabio visits Tinubu — after trip to Buhari

Godswill Akpabio, senate minority leader, visited Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday.Akpabio, who served his two terms as governor of Akwa Ibom under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was elected a senator, still under PDP, reportedly visited Tinubu ahead of his plans to join the ruling party.He was with President [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari summons service chiefs to Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari summons service chiefs to Aso Rock

Less than 24 hours after announcing his 10-day holiday to London, President Muhammadu Buhari met with service chiefs at the presidential villa in Abuja.Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, and Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, attended the meeting.Here are pictures[...]

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    PHOTOS: Tambuwal supporters destroy APC symbol in public

PHOTOS: Tambuwal supporters destroy APC symbol in public

Some supporters of Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, publicly destroyed broom, symbol of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday.This was less than hour after the government moved to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Here are some pictures:VIDEO: The People of Sokoto were fully in support and in concordance with Governor @AWTambuwal decision to dump @OfficialAPCNg for @OfficialPDPNig pic.twitter.com/5JtlxWzIPD — Sokoto [...]

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    ‘Serious dent on our democracy’ — and other reactions to Ortom’s impeachment notice

‘Serious dent on our democracy’ — and other reactions to Ortom’s impeachment notice

Eight Benue All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers on Monday served an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.The plot to oust him is reportedly being coordinated by Terkimbi Ikyange who was removed as speaker of the assembly last week.Below are reactions from Nigerians on Twitter and Facebook:https://twitter.com/officialKolaO/status/1023901038955438080https://twitter.com/iameneji/status/1023886472074670081https://twitter.com/itschigbo/status/1023900036235751425https://twitter.com/emmaikumeh/status/1023867340377739265https://twitter.com/JackObinyan/status/1023904848713015296https://twitter.com/Benuespeaks/status/1023904666114039808https://twitter.com/scarfy04/status/1023904613995618304https://twitter.com/Kuma_Tor/status/1023904387641565184https://twitter.com/Chukwudi1985/status/1023908954647261184https://twitter.com/PatrickAkaa/status/1023908560827297792https://twitter.com/officialKolaO/status/1023907829139341312https://twitter.com/walexcul/status/1023907573047734272https://twitter.com/CollinsUma/status/1023885888705757184https://twitter.com/hemdee_non/status/1023922965535227904https://twitter.com/theonce001/status/1023922944618188800https://twitter.com/durushimiri/status/1023914518571884544Facebook.[...]

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