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    Obasanjo: Ooni invited me to Ife before his death

Obasanjo: Ooni invited me to Ife before his death

Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian president, says the death of Okunade Sijuwade is a great loss to the country, recalling that the late monarch invited him to his kingdom 10 days before his departure.In a tribute entitled: ‘The Oba Okunade Sijuwade I knew’, Obasanjo said the entire country will feel the impact of Sijuwade’s demise.He said the deceased contributed to the [...]

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    I will fix electricity, says Buhari

I will fix electricity, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is giving full attention to power supply in the country because it is convinced that steady electricity would launch Ninto faster socio-economic development.‎Speaking after being briefed by Godknows Igali, permanent secretary of the ministry of power, Buhari said the problems in the sector had already been identified and appropriate actions are being taken to [...]

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    Oyegun: Buhari spent last 2 months studying govt

Oyegun: Buhari spent last 2 months studying govt

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says President Muhammadu Buhari has spent the last two months of his administration studying the state of things as he found them.In a chat with Association of Northern Students (ANS), who visited him at the APC national secretariat in Abuja to felicitate with him on the occasion of his 76th [...]

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    4 dead, 6 rescued in Lagos helicopter crash

4 dead, 6 rescued in Lagos helicopter crash

Four people lost their lives while six were rescued when a Bristow helicopter with 12 people on board crashed into a lagoon at the Oworonshoki axis of the third mainland bridge in Lagos.A resident of the area told TheCable that the incident happened around 3pm.Fan Ndubuoke, spokesman of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), said the ill-fated aircraft was en route [...]

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    EFCC arrests suspects for ‘defrauding’ American of $4m

EFCC arrests suspects for ‘defrauding’ American of $4m

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Idowu Olarenwaju, also known as Anthony Abel Saramoh, for allegedly defrauding an American of $4million.The victim had allegedly wired the money into the account of Total Intership Nigeria Limited, owned by Olanrewaju, after they reached a deal that crude oil would be supplied to the American.However, the victim petitioned the anti-graft agency [...]

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    Davido beats Wizkid, Don Jazzy to 1m Instagram followers

Davido beats Wizkid, Don Jazzy to 1m Instagram followers

Nigerian pop star, David Adeleke also known as Davido, has beaten leading artistes to become the first Nigerian celebrity to hit one million followers on photo sharing network, Instagram.The multi-award winning artiste beat Mavin crew boss, Don Jazzy and singing sensation, Wizkid to the one million mark on Wednesday.With 150,000 followers in February, 2014, Wizkid has been able to grow [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘picks’ Daoud as new leader

Boko Haram ‘picks’ Daoud as new leader

President Idriss Deby of Chad says Boko Haram has picked a new leader, fuelling speculation that Abubakar Shekau may indeed be dead.Deby did not say what had happened to Shekau, but disclosed that the face of Boko Haram had been replaced by Mahamat Daoud — who has not been heard of before.Shekau has been missing in the group's videos in the last five months, lending [...]

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    Oil-rich Bayelsa sells ‘most expensive’ petrol

Oil-rich Bayelsa sells ‘most expensive’ petrol

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that premium motor spirit (PMS) was most expensive in oil-rich Bayelsa state for the month of July.Petrol, as PMS is loosely called, sold for on an average of N153 per litre in Bayelsa state in the month of July, N2 less than the average selling price for the month of June in [...]

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    Siasia invites 31 players to camp ahead AAG in Congo

Siasia invites 31 players to camp ahead AAG in Congo

Nigeria’s U-23 national team coach, Samson Siasia, has invited 31 players to the camp of the Dream Team in preparation for next month's All-Africa Games (AAG) in Brazzaville, Congo.The list which is made up of mostly players who qualified the team for the Games has some new faces like Lucky Jimoh, Bright Onyedikachi, Olisah Ndah.The invited players are expected to [...]

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    YOUR SAY: Should PMB retain any GEJ minister?

YOUR SAY: Should PMB retain any GEJ minister?

Former President Goodluck Jonathan had a handful of ministers who were acknowledged to have performed. Now that President Muhammadu Buhari is getting his cabinet list ready, do you think he should go across party lines and retain any of the ministers?Some will say Buhari should have nothing to do with Jonathan's ministers since he came to power on the promise [...]

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    12 players who ‘rock’ with locks like Sam Okwaraji

12 players who ‘rock’ with locks like Sam Okwaraji

The flamboyant Sam Okwaraji was the first notable player to wear dreadlocks while playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.To commemorate the 26th anniversary of his demise, we present you a collection of players with, erm, dreadlocks!THE DUTCH MASTERSThe hair style is mostly associated with Rastafarian religion but in football, especially in the 90s, it was associated with Ruud [...]

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    Inflation rate stabilises at 9.2%

Inflation rate stabilises at 9.2%

The consumer price index (CPI) which measures inflation in Nigeria for the month of July stood at 9.2 percent, the same value recorded in June 2015, the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has confirmed.According to a report released by the Bureau on Wednesday, the headline index has held at the same rate for the second consecutive month, a first in [...]

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    Ighalo: My goal is the first of many to come

Ighalo: My goal is the first of many to come

Watford forward, Odion Ighalo, says he will score more goals after his Barclays Premier League debut strike in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Everton.Ighalo's 83rd-minute-strike put his side 2-1 up at Goodison Park and although Arouna Kone's equaliser prevented it from being the winning goal, the 25-year-old is delighted with his first taste of life in the top flight.“Scoring my first [...]

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    Ugbade, Amapakabo recall Golden Eaglets triumph in 1985

Ugbade, Amapakabo recall Golden Eaglets triumph in 1985

Nobody expected it.“Black kids were not supposed to beat white kids,” Dele Giwa wrote in Newswatch of August 26, 1985.But the Baby Eagles (later christened the World Golden Eaglets by the head of state Muhammadu Buhari), did just that after winning the inaugural edition of the FIFA/KODAK U-16 World Cup in China.On August 11, 1985, the team defeated West Germany [...]

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    Okwaraji to be honoured during Federation Cup games

Okwaraji to be honoured during Federation Cup games

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will on Wednesday honour the late Super Eagles midfielder, Samuel Okwaraji, by displaying his portrait around the eight venues of the Federation Cup quarter-finals in Enugu, Benin City, Neros Stadium, Oleh, Lokoja, Abuja, Ilorin and Makurdi.Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF, also praised the patriotism and professionalism of the player, who died on August 12, [...]

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