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    EXTRA: ‘I’ll be more careful in future prophesies’ — pastor speaks on failed Falcons prediction

EXTRA: ‘I’ll be more careful in future prophesies’ — pastor speaks on failed Falcons prediction

Simon Ononogbu, Ebonyi-based pastor, has blamed “deceitful” spirit for the failed prediction that the Super Falcons will reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Women World Cup in France.Ononogbu, a former secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), however, promised to be more careful in future prophesies as he sought the understanding of Nigerians on the failed prophesy.NAN reports that [...]

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    ‘He’s known me since I was 14’ — Nicki Minaj set to marry childhood friend

‘He’s known me since I was 14’ — Nicki Minaj set to marry childhood friend

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    Government cannot fund all public infrastructure, says Osinbajo

Government cannot fund all public infrastructure, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called for public private partnership (PPP) and private capital investment in the country, saying the “federal government cannot fund all public infrastructure.”Osinbajo was speaking on Friday when he inaugurated the Port Harcourt Dockyard liquid waste treatment plant in Rivers.In a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman, Osinbajo stressed that a successful PPP leadership in major aspects of [...]

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    Arrested B’Haram commander: My first assignment was killing a teacher and 3 friends

Arrested B’Haram commander: My first assignment was killing a teacher and 3 friends

Umar Abatcha, a Boko Haram commander who was arrested in Borno state last month, has reportedly opened up on some of the atrocities he committed when he was under the control of the sect.Better known as “Skely” in Gwange Sabon Layi in Maiduguri, Borno capital, he was said to have escaped to Lagos after leaving the camp of the insurgents [...]

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    18 killed in yet another attack in Zamfara

18 killed in yet another attack in Zamfara

 Gunmen have killed 18 persons in some communities in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state, according to Muhammad Bawa, emir of Tsafe.The emir made the disclosure while receiving Kabir Mai-Palace, house of representatives member representing Gusau/Tsafe federal constituency, on Friday.The emir said the attackers invaded Bamamu, Danmale and Sako communities, Thursday evening and killed 18 persons.He added that they came with [...]

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    I’m willing to do more for Nigeria, says Baru

I’m willing to do more for Nigeria, says Baru

Maikanti Baru, outgoing group managing director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says he is willing to do more if given the opportunity to serve the country.Baru made the comment one week after TheCable reported that he is interested in replacing Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum.Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the 2019 annual lecture, Life Achievement [...]

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    Another UNN student commits suicide

Another UNN student commits suicide

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    EFCC re-arraigns American who ‘defrauded 3 Nigerians of $1.2m’

EFCC re-arraigns American who ‘defrauded 3 Nigerians of $1.2m’

The EFCC on Thursday re-arraigned Marco Ramirez, an American, at an Ikeja special offences court for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of $1.2 million under the pretext of securing green cards for them.Ramirez was re-arraigned before Mojisola Dada, a judge, on an amended 12-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence.He was arraigned alongside his companies – USA Now LLC; [...]

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    Kano anti-corruption agency withdraws invitation to Sanusi’s wife

Kano anti-corruption agency withdraws invitation to Sanusi’s wife

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission has withdrawn its earlier invitation to the wife of Muhaammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, and two widows of Ado Bayero, the former emir of Kano.This was conveyed in a letter dated June 20, 2019, and signed by Salisu Tahir, director of public complaints and mediation of the commission.The agency had alleged [...]

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    Buhari orders security forces to end Taraba violence

Buhari orders security forces to end Taraba violence

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the spate of attacks on the people of Kona ward in Jalingo local government area, Taraba state.Buhari, in a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, on Wednesday, also ordered security forces to end the violence immediately and decisively.Many residents were displaced after armed men set houses on fire in Janibanibu village on Monday. The attackers also killed an unspecified [...]

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    INEC: Why we spent heavily on 2019 elections

INEC: Why we spent heavily on 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it incurred huge cost during the 2019 elections.Adedeji Soyebi, INEC national commissioner in charge of south-west, made the disclosure at a post election retreat in Lagos.He said about two million tonnes of paper were used to conduct the election and that the number of woods cut to produce the paper, perfecting security features to [...]

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    Nigeria has lost 250,000 jobs to sugar smuggling, says Dangote

Nigeria has lost 250,000 jobs to sugar smuggling, says Dangote

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, says Nigeria is currently losing at least 300,000 tonnes of sugar to smuggling annually.He also said the smuggling activities in the sugar industry has hindered the employment of at least 250,000 Nigerians, adding that it has also led to economic sabotage.According to NAN, he made this known during the Dangote Sugar Annual General Meeting (AGM) [...]

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    Osinbajo: Extreme poverty in Nigeria gives me sleepless nights

Osinbajo: Extreme poverty in Nigeria gives me sleepless nights

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the problem of extreme poverty in Nigeria keeps him awake at night.Osinbajo disclosed this at an interactive session with faculty members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) who were in Lagos on Tuesday.The vice president featured on a panel alongside Srikant Datar, professor of business administration (HBS), and Bayo Ogunlesi, a Nigerian investment banker.The session [...]

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    I bear no grudge against Ganduje, says Sanusi

I bear no grudge against Ganduje, says Sanusi

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says the emirate council under him holds no grudge against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state.Sanusi made the remarks when members of the Kano state assembly paid him a courtesy visit at his palace on Tuesday.The emir and the governor fell out shortly after the general election. There were reports that the monarch opposed [...]

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    Ayokunle reelected CAN president

Ayokunle reelected CAN president

Supo Ayokunle, president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), has been re-elected president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).The results was announced on Tuesday by Matthew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, at the Ecumenical Centre, Abuja.Ayokunle got 59 votes to defeat Caleb Solomon-Ahima, president, Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria (TEKAN), who got 44 votes.Ahima, according [...]

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    British finance minister ‘to resign’ over May’s spending plan

British finance minister ‘to resign’ over May’s spending plan

Philip Hammond, British finance minister, is “prepared to resign” over Prime Minister Theresa May’s legacy spending plans.According to ITV, senior government sources said tension between officials at the treasury and the prime minister’s office had reached boiling point over May’s spending intentions.May’s intention to spend up to £9 billion ($11.3 billion) each year on education over three years, including [...]

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