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    OAU loses second prof in two days

OAU loses second prof in two days

Less than 48 hours after Jerome Elusiyan, a professor of pediatrics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, was shot dead, the university has lost yet another professor.Victoria Adeniyi, acting head of the department of dramatic arts, died at institution's clinic in the early hours of Sunday.Although no detailed information on her death, Abiodun Olarewaju, public relations officer of [...]

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    UK probes Nigerian-owned church ‘where members sell blood to fund church’

UK probes Nigerian-owned church ‘where members sell blood to fund church’

The UK Charity Commission says it is investigating SPAC Nation over allegations that pastors told worshippers to "take out loans and sell their blood in order to pay for the church's lavish spending".The church is run by Tobi Adegboyega, a Nigerian pastor.Mail Online reports that the commission has ordered the church to bank all their money for the period of the investigation.HuffPost [...]

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    ACF speaks on killing of aid workers, asks FG to review negotiation strategy

ACF speaks on killing of aid workers, asks FG to review negotiation strategy

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has advised the federal government to review its negotiation strategy with insurgents.Reacting to the killing of four Action Against Hunger (AAH) workers by the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP), the forum urged the federal government to intensify its rescue operations to allay the fears of families of those still in captivity.ISWAP had said the aid [...]

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    EXTRA: Next Ebonyi gov will come from God… prayers will be offered in all LGAs, says Umahi

EXTRA: Next Ebonyi gov will come from God… prayers will be offered in all LGAs, says Umahi

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, says “intense prayers” will be offered to God to choose who will succeed him by 2023.Umahi said this on Sunday while speaking at a thanksgiving service in Abakaliki, the state capital.He said prayer sessions will be held especially to “disgrace” all those who are going to occultist groups or herbalists ahead of the next governorship [...]

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    ICPC: How lawmakers embezzle funds meant for constituency projects

ICPC: How lawmakers embezzle funds meant for constituency projects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it uncovered corrupt practices by lawmakers in the implementation of constituency projects.In a report, the Constituency Projects Tracking Group (CPTG), a task force of the ICPC, revealed how Nigerian lawmakers connive with agencies to embezzle billions of naira meant for constituency projects.The report, which is in its first phase, tracked [...]

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    ‘IBB is alive and bubbling’ — spokesman dispels death rumour

‘IBB is alive and bubbling’ — spokesman dispels death rumour

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), has dispelled a rumour of the death of the former military ruler.Babangida, who clocked 78 in August, ruled the country from August 27, 1985 to August 26, 1993.A rumour about the demise of Babangida rippled on social media after an online news platform reported that he was dead.In a statement on Sunday, [...]

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    Immigration: With new visa regime, we’ll screen specially visitors from Kenya, Libya, Somalia

Immigration: With new visa regime, we’ll screen specially visitors from Kenya, Libya, Somalia

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it will conduct special screening for visitors coming into the country from Kenya, Somalia and Libya.According to The Punch,the screening is for residents of selected countries battling terrorism.Speaking at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa in Egypt, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that all Africans travelling to Nigeria will get visa [...]

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    ‘Most reckless statement from a jurist’ — CAN knocks CJN for advocating Shari’a

‘Most reckless statement from a jurist’ — CAN knocks CJN for advocating Shari’a

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the call for an amendment of the constitution to accommodate certain 'peculiarities of Shari'a' by Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria(CJN), is reckless and insensitive.In his speech at the 20th annual judges conference in Kano last Wednesday, Muhammad also asked that the language of instruction in Shari'a law at universities should be Arabic [...]

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    Usman, ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, knocks out ‘American Chaos’ to defend UFC 245 title

Usman, ‘Nigerian Nightmare’, knocks out ‘American Chaos’ to defend UFC 245 title

Nigeria's Kamaru Usman technically knocked America's Colby Covington out to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight 245 title.The 'Nigerian Nightmare' "TKO-ed" the 'American Chaos' at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday morning.He knocked Covington out in 4 minutes 10 seconds of the fifth round to defend his title.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut5Ks5fMmwAUsman, who defeated Woodley in March at the UFC [...]

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    A major general and a president

A major general and a president

The first time I heard the name, “Major General Muhammadu Buhari”, it was a compliment — as it were. That was on the evening of December 31, 1983. Early in the morning, we had woken up to martial music, followed by words that stuck to my head: “Fellow countrymen and women, I, Brigadier Sani Abacha of the Nigerian army, address [...]

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