Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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    Simi lands acting role in Kunle Afolayan’s new movie

Simi lands acting role in Kunle Afolayan’s new movie

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    Report: Trump said he never wants to meet someone as ‘lifeless’ as Buhari again

Report: Trump said he never wants to meet someone as ‘lifeless’ as Buhari again

President Donald Trump of the United States referred to President Muhammadu Buhari as lifeless after both leaders met in April, according to Financial Times.The visit of the Nigerian leader to his US counterpart was celebrated by the presidency and supporters of Buhari.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had said the visit to US was an endorsement of the current administration by the [...]

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    Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit three African countries, including Nigeria, on Wednesday.According to a statement by the UK government, May will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and also spend time in Lagos, where she is expected to visit victims of modern slavery.She would also visit Kenya and South Africa.The visit comes at a time the UK [...]

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    Women join protest against relocation of Shell from Rivers

Women join protest against relocation of Shell from Rivers

A group of community women in Rivers state on Monday vowed to storm the supply base of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) in the oil and gas free zone, Onne, naked to stall an alleged plan by the company to relocate the supply base to Lagos.The women’s threat is coming barely three weeks after some youths under the [...]

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    Abducted wife of murdered Kaduna reverend regains freedom

Abducted wife of murdered Kaduna reverend regains freedom

Talatu Akuchi, abducted wife of the Kaduna reverend murdered last week, has regained her freedom after six days in captivity.She was abducted on Monday after the gunmen invaded their home and killed Hosea Akuchi, her husband, who was in charge of Nasara Baptist Church, Kaduna.The cleric was shot dead while struggling with the gunmen in an attempt to resist being abducted.The [...]

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    No Rivers official will appear before EFCC, says Wike over invitation of bank MD

No Rivers official will appear before EFCC, says Wike over invitation of bank MD

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says no official of the state government will appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Wike spoke after EFCC invited and quizzed Peter Amangbo, managing director of Zenith Bank, over alleged N117 billion transaction by the state government in the past three years.The anti-graft agency is also seeking to quiz four officials of [...]

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    Omokri: Abba’s accusations against Jonathan make no sense to reasonable people

Omokri: Abba’s accusations against Jonathan make no sense to reasonable people

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused Suleiman Abba, a former inspector-general of police, of lying against the Nigerian leader.Omokri said this in response to an interview Abba granted Daily Trust on Sunday.The former number one police officer had said he was pressurised by a top Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member to rig Osun governorship election of [...]

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    Akinnuoye-Agbaje to premiere movie based on his childhood at TIFF

Akinnuoye-Agbaje to premiere movie based on his childhood at TIFF

'Farming', a movie based on the childhood of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. [...]

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    Police forced Jonathan to concede 2015 election, says ex-IGP Abba

Police forced Jonathan to concede 2015 election, says ex-IGP Abba

Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, says the police under him forced former President Goodluck Jonathan to concede the 2015 election to President Muhammadu Buhari.Jonathan had congratulated Buhari while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was still collating results of the election.This earned him accolades from far and wide.But in an interview with Daily Trust, Abba said the police should be [...]

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    Third mainland bridge reopened

Third mainland bridge reopened

The third mainland bridge in Lagos which was temporarily closed for investigative maintenance test reopened at 5pm on Sunday.Taiwo Salaam, permanent secretary, ministry of transportation, said the decision to reopen the bridge earlier than announced followed the completion of the test by engineers.The government also thanked motorists and residents for their cooperation and patience while the closure lasted.The state government, [...]

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    No automatic ticket for Melaye, says Kogi PDP

No automatic ticket for Melaye, says Kogi PDP

Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi west senatorial district have ruled out automatic tickets for aspirants in the 2019 general election.Dino Melaye, who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, is the lawmaker representing the district at the senate.The decision not to give any aspirants automatic ticket was reached at a meeting which held [...]

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    Police invite Fani-Kayode over ‘inciting publication’

Police invite Fani-Kayode over ‘inciting publication’

The Nigeria police force has invited Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain was given up till Tuesday to appear before one Usman Garba, a police officer.In a letter reportedly seen by PUNCH, the police said the invitation was based purely on a fact-finding mission.The letter dated August 20, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki visits Okowa in Delta

PHOTOS: Saraki visits Okowa in Delta

Senate President Bukola Saraki visited Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, on Saturday.The purpose of the visit was not clear but Saraki who dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has declared interest in the presidency and been consulting stakeholders across the country.It is unclear if the trip was about Saraki's presidential ambition.Below are some [...]

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    WATCH: Here’s the trailer for Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’

WATCH: Here’s the trailer for Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’

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    Many homeless as flood wreaks havoc in Kaduna

Many homeless as flood wreaks havoc in Kaduna

Torrential rain has rendered hundreds of people homeless in some suburbs in Kaduna state.Many houses were submerged as a result of the downpour which started on Thursday evening and lasted till the early hours of Friday.The communities worst hit by the disaster are Ungwa-Romi, Kigo road, Barnawa, Kudenda, Karatudu, Narayi, Ungwa- Rimi, Gonin-Gora, the Federal Cooperative School, Kawo, Ramat Road [...]

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    The Spy Who Dumped Me, The Island… 10 movies you should see this weekend

The Spy Who Dumped Me, The Island… 10 movies you should see this weekend

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