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Fayose granted N50m bail

The Justice Mojisola Olatoregun-led Federal High Court in Lagos has, Wednesday, granted the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose N50 million bail. Fayose not “opening up” to EFCC on anything – Aide Fayose Alleged N4.7bn fraud: Fayose arrives court for trial Fayose is standing trial over an 11-count charge bordering on money laundering,… Continue reading Fayose granted N50m bail

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National devt: NCWS tasks women on unity

The National President, National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Mrs Gloria Shoda, on Friday advised Nigerian women to be united for the development of the country. Shoda gave the advised in Abuja at the 60th Anniversary of the council and National Summit on Sustainable Development Goals with the theme: The change Leadership and Gender Balance.… Continue reading National devt: NCWS tasks women on unity

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Suspected herdsmen kill 3 Police officers, others in Taraba

Taraba state police command has confirmed the death of three Police officers and two vigilante personnel who were attacked by suspected herdsmen in Bujum Kasua village on Thursday in Lau local government area of the state. Herdsmen… Vanguard gathered a team of five police men and three vigilantes led by Divisional Crime Officer, DCO, ASP… Continue reading Suspected herdsmen kill 3 Police officers, others in Taraba

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expresses confidence in APC administration

A member of House of Representatives, Rep. Johnson Oghuma, has expressed confidence in the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari. APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole Oghuma told newsmen in Abuja on Friday that so far, the party had fared well in administering the country, saying that the president was committed to… Continue reading expresses confidence in APC administration

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Technovation: Air Peace hails, rewards victorious Anambra students with free tickets

Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace has congratulated five Anambra State students and their teachers on emerging victorious in the recent Technology challenge held in the United States, honouring them with free return Owerri-Abuja tickets to facilitate their visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. .Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (L), welcoming the Mentor of the… Continue reading Technovation: Air Peace hails, rewards victorious Anambra students with free tickets

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Group set to present APC Presidential Nomination Form to Buhari

The Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network NCAN, the group which Wednesday purchased the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for President Muhammadu Buhari has said it has concluded arrangements to formally present the forms to the president. From left, Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN) National Coordinator , Sanusi Musa displaying Presidential nomination form purchased for President… Continue reading Group set to present APC Presidential Nomination Form to Buhari

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Oshiomhole welcomes Shekarau to APC

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Adams Oshiomhole on Friday in Kano expressed happiness over the defection of former governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau from PDP to APC. Oshiomhole made the remark when he paid a visit to the former governor at his personal residence at Mundubawa quarters in Kano… Continue reading Oshiomhole welcomes Shekarau to APC

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Akpabio had wanted to join APC for long

Dr. Emeyak Ukpong, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, served in the House of Representatives and is presently a senatorial aspirant on the platform of the party. In this interview he asserts that the APC has taken the ascendancy over the PDP in the state on account of what he alleges as the failures… Continue reading Akpabio had wanted to join APC for long

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Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

All Progressives Congress, APC, governors bidding to use the indirect or consensus options in producing party candidates were, yesterday, coming under fresh threats with the injunction that a protest from any stakeholder or aspirant will lead to the cancellation of the exercise and resort to direct primary. Governor Yahya Belo of Kogi State (l); Governor… Continue reading Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

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Foreign trade contracts by 8.9% in Q2’18 —NBS

Nigeria’s foreign trade contracted by 8.9 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in the second quarter of 2018 (Q2’18) to N6.57 trillion, down from N7.21 trillion recorded in the first quarter, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) disclosed in its “Foreign Trade in Goods Statistics” (Q2 2018) report released yesterday. Imports However, the NBS report said the country recorded… Continue reading Foreign trade contracts by 8.9% in Q2’18 —NBS

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Nigeria under Buhari suffers high level divisiveness, anarchy

THE Senate President and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday stated that the country is experiencing a high level of uninclusiveness, anarchy and division more than ever before. *Senate President Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari The Senator who stated this in Abakaliki while consulting with PDP stakeholders on his… Continue reading Nigeria under Buhari suffers high level divisiveness, anarchy

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N4.7bn fraud: Ladoja bought 26 cars for ‘loyal’ lawmakers from govt account — Witness

A prosecution witness, Abubakar Madaki, yesterday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos that a former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, purchased 26 cars for 14 former lawmakers from the state treasury. Senator Rashidi Ladoja An Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, operative, Mr Madaki, gave evidence in the trial of Mr. Ladoja and a… Continue reading N4.7bn fraud: Ladoja bought 26 cars for ‘loyal’ lawmakers from govt account — Witness

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NUPENG stops fuel distribution in Delta over sack of 3,000 workers

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, announced immediate stoppage of fuel distribution and supply in Delta State, following alleged forceful evacuation of about 3,000 workers from the rigs by five drilling oil rigs being operated by Sterling Energy Exploration Company, SEEPCO, and its drilling arm, British Oil and Gas Limited in… Continue reading NUPENG stops fuel distribution in Delta over sack of 3,000 workers

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Ibori sorry for Uduaghan’s defection to APC

FORMER Minister of Information, Prof Sam Oyovbaire, has said that former Governor of Delta State and Leader of the Ibori Political Family, Chief James Ibori, was sorry for the defection of his elder cousin and ex-governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC and had asked people… Continue reading Ibori sorry for Uduaghan’s defection to APC

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Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

All Progressives Congress, APC, governors bidding to use the indirect or consensus options in producing party candidates were, yesterday, coming under fresh threats with the injunction that a protest from any stakeholder or aspirant will lead to the cancellation of the exercise and resort to direct primary. Governor Yahya Belo of Kogi State (l); Governor… Continue reading Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

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Your romance with Ajimobi started ITC crisis, Ladoja tells new kings

FORMER Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja who is the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland said, yesterday, that the new Ibadan kings installed by Governor Abiola Ajimobi stoked the crisis in Ibadan traditional council by their romance with the governor. •21 Ibadan kings recently installed by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State. Ladoja, who said… Continue reading Your romance with Ajimobi started ITC crisis, Ladoja tells new kings

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Chief Magistrate throws journalists out of Lagos courtt

It was a day of rage against journalists at a Lagos court as Chief Magistrate of an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court 2, Folashade Botoku, threw pressmen out her court. Judicial symbol for justice The journalists that were thrown out on the orders of Botoku were from Vanguard, The Guardian and Take a Break Media. The journalists… Continue reading Chief Magistrate throws journalists out of Lagos courtt

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INEC-Registered voters hit 84.27m

Barely 162 days to the commencement of 2019 general elections, registered voter population has now hit 84.27 million, according to the latest statistics released by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) The commission also disclosed that the collection of PVCs would continue until one week… Continue reading INEC-Registered voters hit 84.27m

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TRANSLATE SELECT LANGUAGE​▼ Atiku lists scandals of Buhari’s govt; insists he’s power-drunk

Former vice president and presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has listed what he considers corruption cases in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Atiku and Buhari Abubakar, who defected from the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, to the PDP, stated this in response to a statement by the Presidency. The… Continue reading TRANSLATE SELECT LANGUAGE​▼ Atiku lists scandals of Buhari’s govt; insists he’s power-drunk

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Abia APC adopts Direct primary for 2019

THE All Progressives Congress, APC, Abia State chapter has adopted direct primaries to elect party candidates in the 2019 general elections. Briefing journalists after a meeting of the stakeholders and aspirants in Umuahia, chairman of the Abia APC, Hon Donatus Nwankpa has said that the party adopted the direct primary to avoid imposition and rancour… Continue reading Abia APC adopts Direct primary for 2019

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U-17 AFCON qualifiers: Golden Eaglets roast Baby Elephants

Nigeria Golden Eaglets at the U17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers in Niamey, Niger Republic posted a 5-1 win over Cote d’Ivoire Baby Elephants of Cote d’ Ivoire yesterday to improve their chances of reaching the final tournament slated for Tanzania next year. The Eaglets lost their opening match 3-2 to Burkina Faso on… Continue reading U-17 AFCON qualifiers: Golden Eaglets roast Baby Elephants

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Aremu vows to work with Kwara traditional institutions

Kwara State governorship aspirant on the platform of Labour Party, LP, Mr. Issa Aremu, has promised to draw on the experience of traditional authorities in all the communities in the state with respect to governance and leadership, if elected. Comrade Isa Aremu He spoke, yesterday, during a courtesy/notification call on HRH Dr. Ibrahim Gambari, Emir… Continue reading Aremu vows to work with Kwara traditional institutions

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Lagos and the new face of policing

on August 17, 2018, Citizen Adeniyi Adekunle shared a post on his page on the new electronic social media, it went viral within a short space of time. Obviously, anyone who had experienced policing in the last several years would welcome this new development as a breath of fresh air. Good conscience did not allow… Continue reading Lagos and the new face of policing

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3 Nigerian female wrestlers for U.S. Invitational Championship

Ahmed Abdullahi, Secretary, Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), says three Nigerian wrestlers will represent the country at the U.S. Invitational Wrestling Championship on May 16. Female wrestling Abdullahi said on Thursday in Abuja that the athletes were training hard ahead of the championship. Abdullahi gave the names of the wrestlers as 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallists,… Continue reading 3 Nigerian female wrestlers for U.S. Invitational Championship

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Oborududu blessing work-harder for world championships gold

Common-wealth champion Blessing Oborududu says her target is to claim a gold medal at the upcoming Senior World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary, next month. Oborududu The 8-time African champion, who won a maiden gold medal in the 68kg weight class at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year in Gold Coast, Australia, is among the… Continue reading Oborududu blessing work-harder for world championships gold

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Army apprehends 2 suspected oil thieves in Delta

MEN of the 222 battalion, stationed at Okpare-Olomu, Delta State, Thursday apprehended two persons suspected to be involved in illegal oil bunkering at Iwhrekeka community, Ughelli South local government area of the state. *Oil Vandals The vehicle used in conveying the product suspected to be illegally refined diesel, was also set ablaze by the security… Continue reading Army apprehends 2 suspected oil thieves in Delta

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Osinbajo has advanced restructuring

Professor Yemi Osinbajo has advanced the course of restructuring more than many advocates and public opinion leaders or any other person in and out of government since the country returned to democracy in 1999. Osinbajo A group, Global Economic Policy Initiative, GEPIn, said this in a statement, noting that many politicians and sundry groups have… Continue reading Osinbajo has advanced restructuring

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N45m form for Buhari fraudulent, violates electoral laws

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the purchase of N45 million naira presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in the 2019 election violates the stipulations of the electoral laws of Nigeria. PDP also said that the purchase of the form for Buhari by a group it said is not registered… Continue reading N45m form for Buhari fraudulent, violates electoral laws

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11 DISCOs’ debts to NBET, MO hit N112bn in Q1’18

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has disclosed that the nation’s 11 Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs’debts to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader, NBET, and Market Operator, MO, are still below 30 percent as they paid only N51.2 billion of the N163.1 billion issued to them in the first quarter of 2018, Q1’18. Ikeja electric NERC, which confirmed… Continue reading 11 DISCOs’ debts to NBET, MO hit N112bn in Q1’18

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Curb menace of adulterated petroleum products

Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has enlisted the assistance of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association, IPMAN, to checkmate the supply of adulterated petroleum products to the state. Udom Emmanuel The governor, when members of IPMAN paid a solidarity visit to him ahead of the 2019 polls, said that their effort would help curb the… Continue reading Curb menace of adulterated petroleum products

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Emerhor, Enuha insist on direct primaries for Delta APC

CHIEFTAINS of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and Chief Hyacinth Enuha, have insisted on direct system for the APC primaries in the state, noting that the system would give the people a sense of belonging in the selection process. The leaders also applauded the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee,… Continue reading Emerhor, Enuha insist on direct primaries for Delta APC

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Friends get nomination form for Bianca after rejection by Ojukwu’s children

FRIENDS of former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Mrs. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, yesterday picked a nomination form for her at the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, secretariat, Abuja, to run for the senatorial position for Anambra South. •Bianca Ojukwu The entourage which was made up of Hon Martins Ndujekwu, Comrade Peter Nwosu, Engr Chidi Anuligo, Chief Chukwuebuka… Continue reading Friends get nomination form for Bianca after rejection by Ojukwu’s children

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Edo PDP blasts Police over search of Clark’s residence

https://olaworld.blog/2018/09/07/edo-pdp-blasts-police-over-search-of-clarks-residenceEDO State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has joined other Nigerians in condemning the unlawful invasion of the Abuja home of Chief Edwin Clark, a foremost South-South and Ijaw leader. Orbih, PDP chairman Edo State chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, who made the condemnation in Benin City, yesterday, while receiving thousands of… Continue reading Edo PDP blasts Police over search of Clark’s residence

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ANN welcomes first legislator as Ebonyi minority leader defects

minority leader of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Maria Nwachi, yesterday formally defected to the Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, becoming the first political office holder to openly identify with the newly registered political party. Nwachi ANN which styles itself as a political party for technocrats in politics immediately celebrated it as a change… Continue reading ANN welcomes first legislator as Ebonyi minority leader defects

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Science teachers commend Ugwuanyi’s role in education

SCIENCE teachers in Enugu State yesterday commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his “dynamic” role in promoting science education in the state through procurement and distribution of science equipment, computers and other educational materials to both primary and secondary schools for teaching and learning of sciences. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi The teachers made the commendation when members of… Continue reading Science teachers commend Ugwuanyi’s role in education

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LADOL moves to sack SHI from Lagos Free Zone

In a move that will potentially scare foreign investors in Nigeria’s free zones, Global Resources Management Limited (GRML), a subsidiary of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) base has concluded plans to sack Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Nigeria Limited from the LADOL free zone in Lagos, investigation has revealed. SHI operates a fabrication and integration yard… Continue reading LADOL moves to sack SHI from Lagos Free Zone

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FEMI OTEDOLA REACTS AFTER HIS DAUGHTER TOOK HIS ₦250 MILLION CAR FOR A SPIN

Nigerian Disc Jockey and daughter of oil magnate, DJ Cuppy shared a photo of herself sitting on her Billionaire father’s ₦250 million mercedes benz car. Her father then responded to her Instagram post by writing: “Ifemi, you seem to want this car? I can sell it to you”

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NORTH KOREAN FLOODS KILL DOZENS, LEAVE THOUSANDS HOMELESS

At least 76 people are dead and thousands more have been left homeless by flooding in North Korea following heavy rains that began last week, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies announced on Thursday. “Thousands have lost their homes and are in urgent need of health services, shelter, food, safe drinking… Continue reading NORTH KOREAN FLOODS KILL DOZENS, LEAVE THOUSANDS HOMELESS

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Engage in more acts of charity,

Some visiting foreign beauty queens on Thursday urged Nigerians to engage in more acts of charity to help alleviate poverty among the populace. According to them, such acts of charity will help attain the United Nations (UN) Agenda on Sustainable Development for the eradication of poverty 2030. Beauty Queens at a Charity Event organised by… Continue reading Engage in more acts of charity,

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Exploring innovative ways of pilgrims welfare management

While airlift of pilgrims back to Nigeria continues in steady progression, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) remains mindful of the welfare of remaining pilgrims patiently awaiting their turn to return home. Even though the return journey continues on a first-to-arrive-first-to-leave basis, states continue their outbound trips based on availability of slots to their… Continue reading Exploring innovative ways of pilgrims welfare management

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Resumption date : LASG threatens to sanction erring schools

THE Lagos State Government, Thursday, vowed to severely sanction any public and private school that violates the earlier approved resumption date for the 2018/19 academic session. Students of Supreme Basic Schools, Magada, Ibafo, Ogun State, on resumption of a new term after the Christmas and New Year Holiday. Photo: Lamidi Bamidele All schools in the… Continue reading Resumption date : LASG threatens to sanction erring schools

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Edo Govt orders arrest of PUWOV official over extortion

The Edo State Government has ordered the arrest of one Kingsley Edebiri, an official of the State Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV), over alleged extortion from unsuspecting motorists in Benin City, Edo State capital. Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, addressing journalists at the State Police Headquarters, in Benin City, on the foiled robbery… Continue reading Edo Govt orders arrest of PUWOV official over extortion

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Edo flood destroys 3,700 card readers

OVER 3,700 card readers at the Edo State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission have been destroyed by flood. The heavy down pour has been on a daily basis in the past three weeks. Some personnel at the INEC office confirmed to journalists that they counted the number while taking stock of what was… Continue reading Edo flood destroys 3,700 card readers

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3 Bet9ja customers drag firm to lottery commission over N3m claim

Three customers of Bet9ja have petitioned the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, claiming the betting company had not paid the over N3 million stake owed them. The petition was received at the zonal office of the commission on Tuesday in Ilorin. Lottery It was signed by the contact persons for the affected customers, Emmanuel Ajiboye. The… Continue reading 3 Bet9ja customers drag firm to lottery commission over N3m claim

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Dickson’s Works Commissioner, Speaker, lawmakers, Ex- SSG vie for NASS tickets

Key members of Governor Seraike Dickson’s Restoration Team, on Thursday, submitted their nomination forms for the National Assembly seats on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP)at the PDP Secretariat in Yenegoa. Dickson’s Works Commissioner, Speaker, lawmakers, Ex- SSG vie for NASS tickets Close confidant of the State Governor and Commissioner for Works, Barrister… Continue reading Dickson’s Works Commissioner, Speaker, lawmakers, Ex- SSG vie for NASS tickets

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Globacom outperforms in new voice, data subscriptions

THE latest statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has shown that Nigeria’s digital transformation leader, Globacom outperformed other telecom players in the month of July 2018. Globacom-offices According to the newly released report, Globacom amassed 214,646 new subscribers in the month of July, taking its customer base to over 40.3 million. Globacom’s addition… Continue reading Globacom outperforms in new voice, data subscriptions

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Groups demand holiday for Islamic New Year

Islamic groups have reiterated their called on the Federal and state governments in Nigeria to declare Muharram 1, the first day of the Islamic Hijrah Calendar, as a public holiday. The groups, in separate Hijrah 1440 A.H messages, said such a declaration would be in line with the rule of law, fairness and justice to… Continue reading Groups demand holiday for Islamic New Year

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N45m form for Buhari fraudulent, violates electoral laws

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the purchase of N45 million naira presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in the 2019 election violates the stipulations of the electoral laws of Nigeria. PDP also said that the purchase of the form for Buhari by a group it said is not registered… Continue reading N45m form for Buhari fraudulent, violates electoral laws

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I’m going to Senate 2019 to reinforce Buhari ‘s support base

A senatorial aspirant and one time Senator representing Katsina Central Senatorial district, former Senator Ibrahim Idah has declared interest to run for the Senatorial seat in the 2019 general elections, stating categorically that he is going to the Senate to reinforce the support base of President Muhammadu Buhari. election This was as he said the… Continue reading I’m going to Senate 2019 to reinforce Buhari ‘s support base

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APC scared of possibility of my presidential candidacy

All Progressives Congress, APC, has welcomed Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, into the 2019 presidential race on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but with a reminder to him that Nigerians have become tired of his brand of politics. Saraki “Nigerians have had enough of Bukola Saraki’s retrogressive and disruptive style of politics and… Continue reading APC scared of possibility of my presidential candidacy

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HYPREP deploys 100 companies for scoping

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP, has deployed over 100 companies to carry out scoping exercise in the impacted communities of Ogoni ethnic nationality. Ogoni land, polluted with oil spills This is part of the selection process for companies that will participate in the remediation of the oil polluted communities of Ogoni ethnic nationality. Speaking… Continue reading HYPREP deploys 100 companies for scoping

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EFCC arraigns music label boss for defrauding US firm

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arraigned the Chief Executive Officer of Canbit Music, Olusegun Ake, before an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding an American company, Renovate America Incorporated. EFCC alleged that Ake defrauded the company through a new type of phishing called Ijobak, which lures human resources, accounting and payroll… Continue reading EFCC arraigns music label boss for defrauding US firm

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Buhari seeks China’s support for Mambilla power project

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday asked for the support of the Chinese government towards the completion of the Mambilla Power Project in Taraba State. He made the request during the signing of an agreement with President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 74th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. The Mambilla… Continue reading Buhari seeks China’s support for Mambilla power project

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Group donates N45m for Buhari’s re-election forms

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a group known as Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN), has procured N40million nomination and N5million expression of interest forms towards ensuring re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Members of the group were received by the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. NCAN’s National Coordinator, Sunnsi Musa, said… Continue reading Group donates N45m for Buhari’s re-election forms

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Akpabio’s defection, Udom’s bounce

It was a rumour that had been long in coming both in Akwa Ibom State and even at the national level where he relocated to play national politics in 2015 after eight eventful years as governor of Akwa Ibom State. Akpabio Senator Godswill Akpabio’s touch in Akwa Ibom State had during his time in office… Continue reading Akpabio’s defection, Udom’s bounce

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Kidnapped Edo APC LG boss regains freedom

AFTER three days in the den of kidnappers, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, Edo State, Deacon Henry Ashofor, has been released. Vanguard learned that Ashofor was released by his abductors on Tuesday evening after an undisclosed sum of money was paid. It will be recalled that his abductors… Continue reading Kidnapped Edo APC LG boss regains freedom

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Teenage basketball sensations grab $45,000 Oyedeji Camp Scholarship

Fourteen year old, Togolese Mubarak Bote and 13 year old, Osun state indigence Olawuyi Adenike bagged scholarships worth $45,000 each to further their education for showing outstanding skills, discipline and emerging Most Valuable Player and Most Promising Player respectively at the just concluded Olumide Oyedeji Basketball Camp in Lagos where over 400 boys and girls… Continue reading Teenage basketball sensations grab $45,000 Oyedeji Camp Scholarship

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Lawyers divided over superiority of FOI to Official Secret Act

On August 13, 2018,Samuel Ogundipe, Scurity Sector reporter with Premium Times, an online newspaper, was arrested by the pPolice in Abuja. Ogundipe’s arrest was sequel to a story he had written revealing a report by the Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Idris to then acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The said report indicted the Director-General of… Continue reading Lawyers divided over superiority of FOI to Official Secret Act

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Osun’s ‘uncommon’ contender

My three days with Osun State’s now out-going Governor, Ogbeni, Rauf Aregbesola still brings fond memories. They bring reminiscences of a state eight years in the hands of an uncommon, atypical state administrator -the ‘un-typical Governor’ I had described him. Or the ‘unusual’ one –especially in a country where, ironically, what is ‘usual’ because it… Continue reading Osun’s ‘uncommon’ contender

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Super Eagles qualifiers for AFCON 2019

Super Eagles ambition to collect all three points when they clash in Saturday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier in Victoria. Jeanne observed that Seychelles might be a minnor in African football, but they have the potentials to cause an upset. “We want to get the biggest shock in Africa (on Saturday),” declared the coach of… Continue reading Super Eagles qualifiers for AFCON 2019

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Stop Child Sexual Abuse

OVER 200 teenagers have participated in a four- kilometre walk to raise awareness about and against child sexual abuse in the country. The walk which was the brainchild of a non-governmental organisation, OLO Foundation, is coordinated by Mrs Oluwatomi Oyinsan who said the walk reached out to teenagers with the purpose of helping them to… Continue reading Stop Child Sexual Abuse

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Two weeks to election,Over 460, 000 PVCs uncollected

THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, disclosed that over 460,000 persons may be barred from voting in the September 22 Osun governorship election if they fail to claim their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs. INEC boss It also assured Nigerians that the Osun governorship election in the state will be used to send a warning… Continue reading Two weeks to election,Over 460, 000 PVCs uncollected

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Fear grips Ondo Cabinet: You’re on your own

FEAR has gripped members of the Ondo State Executive Council desiring to contest the forthcoming National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections. The prospective aspirants are on edge after it emerged that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had warned them that their positions would be immediately filled once they resigned their appointments to contest the election.… Continue reading Fear grips Ondo Cabinet: You’re on your own

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Udom does not have our mandate for a second term

one of the most erudite legislators to grace the House of Representatives was in his time the Dean of the Initiatives, the group of intellectually minded men who set the discourse for the Yomi Bankole House of Representatives. His return to the House was derailed after inauguration on account of attacks from home supposedly masterminded… Continue reading Udom does not have our mandate for a second term

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Abe hopes to outsmart Amaechi through direct primary

governorship aspiration in Rivers State are banking on the use of direct primaries to circumvent what they claim is the plot by the Rotimi Amaechi led the party in the state to shut out their man from his aspiration. Magnus Abe Abe who after his re-election to the Senate drifted away from the Amaechi camp… Continue reading Abe hopes to outsmart Amaechi through direct primary

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Grace Schools partners Canadian varsity in admission programme

Grace Schools, Gbagada has partnered Loyalist College of Applied Art and Technology, Ontario, Canada to enhance the chances of Nigerian students seeking opportunities to study professional courses abroad at a reduced cost. The school administrator, Mrs. Iyiola Olatokunbo Edun who disclosed this in Lagos during a media chat said the collaboration involves setting up a… Continue reading Grace Schools partners Canadian varsity in admission programme

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Delta monarchs laud Okowa over link roads to rural areas

Delta North Traditional Rulers Forum have passed a vote of confidence in Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the massive construction of roads and linking of towns and villages in the state. Okowa The vote of confidence is contained in a communiqué by the forum at its meeting by the Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, Obi Kikachukwu,… Continue reading Delta monarchs laud Okowa over link roads to rural areas

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Berlin conference on Boko Haram rakes in $2.52bn

International donor conference on Boko Haram holding in Berlin, on Monday, pledged $2.52 billion to help countries in Lake Chad Basin fight Boko Haram. Germany’s foreign ministry said the aid would be disbursed “in the coming years” to Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, where the jihadist group launched frequent suicide bomb attacks from its bases… Continue reading Berlin conference on Boko Haram rakes in $2.52bn

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Enugu community abolishes Ohu/Amadi caste system

THE ancient derogatory and discriminatory practice of ohu/amadi (slave/freeborn), prominent in almost all Nkanu communities of Enugu East Senatorial District was, last Saturday, abolished and confined into the dustbin of history in Ozalla town, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State. •Archbishop Chukwuma with former Governor Jim Nwobodo In the primitive practice, which is… Continue reading Enugu community abolishes Ohu/Amadi caste system

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18 Chinese converts on pilgrimage arrive Holy Ghost Adoration

Eighteen of the first Christian converts in Guangzhou, China arrived in Nigeria as pilgrims to learn the rudiments of evangelism under the Roman Catholic doctrine at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke, Anambra State. Their coming concided with Anambra State’s 27th year anniversary. •Chinese pilgrims at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke. The team comprising… Continue reading 18 Chinese converts on pilgrimage arrive Holy Ghost Adoration

Politics

APC presidential aspirants to pay N45m, female aspirants get 50% discount

Presidential aspirants for the 2019 election in the All Progressives Congress will pay N45million to obtain the party’s Expression of Interest and Nomination forms, to stand a chance of contesting in the direct primary slated for 20 September. Mr Emma Ibediro, the National Organising Secretary of the APC revealed this in a schedule and timetable… Continue reading APC presidential aspirants to pay N45m, female aspirants get 50% discount

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Former Dep Gov, Emeka to battle Oduah for Anambra North senatorial ticket

A former Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chinedu Emeka, has formally picked the Expression of Interest and Nomination Form on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, to contest for Anambra North Senatorial district of the state. Stella-Oduah Dr. Emeka will contend for the position with the incumbent senator, Stella Oduah in… Continue reading Former Dep Gov, Emeka to battle Oduah for Anambra North senatorial ticket

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‘stolen babies’ resumes at Madrid court

Eduardo Vela, 85, a former gynaecologist at the now-defunct San Ramon clinic in Madrid, is accused of having in 1969 taken Ines Madrigal, now aged 49, from her biological mother and given her to another woman. Spain's first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era… Continue reading ‘stolen babies’ resumes at Madrid court

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NUPENG petitions FG over sack of 3000 workers by SEEPCO

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, Tuesday petitioned the Federal Government, urging it to stop the forceful evacuation of about 3000 by five drilling oil rigs being operated by Sterling Energy Exploration Company, SEEPCO, and its drilling arm, British Oil and Gas Limited in Kwale, Warri area of Delta State, to avoid… Continue reading NUPENG petitions FG over sack of 3000 workers by SEEPCO

Politics

Come forward if you have evidence of corruption against me

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Tuesday, challenged anyone with evidence of corruption against him to come forward. From left, former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose and Ekiti State Deputy Governor and PDP Governorship… Continue reading Come forward if you have evidence of corruption against me

Politics

betrayal at Lagos State PDP Office

Former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar visited Lagos State PDP Office on Tuesday. He met with Wali Hassan, Acting Chairman, PDP, Lagos and others during the visit. From Left; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Dubem Onyia, Former Minister of Niger Delta Mr Godsday Orubebe, Director General, Atiku Campaign Organization, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Alhaji Atiku… Continue reading betrayal at Lagos State PDP Office

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Osinbajo at Student Innovation Challenge in Kano

Yemi Osinbajo has said that Buhari’s government is optimistic that Nigerian universities will play vital roles as incubators and accelerators for small and emerging business ventures. Osinbajo made this known at the Student Innovation Challenge in Bayero University, Kano on Tueday. VP Osinbajo visits exhibition stands during the Student Innovation Challenge, Bayero University, Kano VP… Continue reading Osinbajo at Student Innovation Challenge in Kano

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China says its funding helps Africa develop

China is helping Africa develop, not pile up debt, a top Chinese official said on Tuesday, as the government pushes back against criticism it is loading the continent with an unsustainable burden during a major summit in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping President Xi Jinping pledged $60 billion to African nations at Monday’s opening of… Continue reading China says its funding helps Africa develop

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SARS operatives won’t bear arms while on mufti

THE monitoring team, set up by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, continued its tour of facilities of the Special Anti Robbery Squad in the South West, warning that SARS operatives will no longer bear arms while on mufti. The team led by ACP Adepojulo Ilori and ACP Abayomi Shogunle visited the SARS headquarters… Continue reading SARS operatives won’t bear arms while on mufti

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Over 200 children in Imo communities, saved from malaria

Over 200 children in Imo communities have been saved from malaria among other environmental diseases. Treatment was administered to these children during their camping in Azione Verde University, in Amaigbo community, Nwangele Local Government Area of the state, founded by a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Boniface Duru of the Orlu Catholic Diocese in the state.… Continue reading Over 200 children in Imo communities, saved from malaria

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MTN awards scholarship to visually impaired

https://olaworld.blog/2018/09/04/mtn-awards-scholarship-to-visually-impairedThe MTN Foundation has awarded scholarship to 96 visually impaired and for normal students and 1068 for normal students to study science and technology in various tertiary institutions in Nigeria for 2018. MTN-Office Mr Dennis Okoro, Director MTN Foundation, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during the presentation of award to some of the… Continue reading MTN awards scholarship to visually impaired

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Atiku’s apology, testimony of confidence

THE National Coordinator of Atikulated Agenda 2019, Dr. Victor Enweruzo has described former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s apology to the South West as “a testimony of confidence,” noting that ex-VP’s disposition showed “a man who is ready to bring the positive change Nigerians need.” Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, candidate in the forthcoming primaries of… Continue reading Atiku’s apology, testimony of confidence

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Cee-C, Mimi Onalaja, Ini Dima-Okojie, Idia Aisen, Abimbola Craig, others grace the ‘Darling’ re-launch

The launch event kicked off earlier in the day with a press conference where the brand executives explained their vision for Darling in the Nigerian market. Popular hair extensions brand, Darling, re-launched their range of fashionable and durable human and synthetic hair extensions on Saturday, August 25th, 2017 at Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos The… Continue reading Cee-C, Mimi Onalaja, Ini Dima-Okojie, Idia Aisen, Abimbola Craig, others grace the ‘Darling’ re-launch

Politics

Buhari declines assent to error-filled Electoral Act Amendment Bill

FOR the third time, President Muhammadu Buhari has declined his assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018, alleging irregularities and draft issues. The rejection of the Electoral Amendment Bill, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, was communicated to the National Assembly on August 30.… Continue reading Buhari declines assent to error-filled Electoral Act Amendment Bill

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Breaking: Former Benin FA chief arrested for theft

Former Benin football federation president Anjorin Moucharafou has been arrested on suspicion of theft, judicial sources said on Tuesday. Anjorin Moucharafou Musharraf was “arrested by members of the police” for a case under investigation and relating to a theft of sports equipment, a judicial source told AFP. It has been a week of turmoil for… Continue reading Breaking: Former Benin FA chief arrested for theft

Politics

I helped many Igbo businessmen become billionaires, so S-East needs me

a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant has said that he remains the best presidential choice for the South Easterners, saying he supported many Igbo businessmen to become billionaires. He also pledged to support any presidential aspirant in the party that wins the party primary election for the 2019 general elections. Attahiru Bafarawa This is,… Continue reading I helped many Igbo businessmen become billionaires, so S-East needs me

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NGE invites editors to ANEC 2018

The Nigerian Guild of Editors(NGE) on Tuesday invited its members to the 14th All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC), scheduled for Oct.10 – 14, 2018, in Asaba, Delta State. NGE A statement signed by Victoria Ibanga, General Secretary, NGE, said that the gathering would afford editors the opportunity to discuss issues affecting the journalism profession and… Continue reading NGE invites editors to ANEC 2018

Politics

N5.8bn allowances: We will shut down National Assembly

Legislative aides to members of the National Assembly have threatened to shut down the federal legislature if their unpaid allowances totalling N5.8bn are not paid before the 25th September, 2018, resumption date. The National Assembly is currently on an annual two-month recess. The legislative aides, in their hundreds, made the threat on Tuesday at the… Continue reading N5.8bn allowances: We will shut down National Assembly

Politics

2019: Adopt me as your sole candidate, Ojougboh begs Delta APCleaders

FORMER Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and DeltaState Gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, Sunday told the State leadership of the party to adopt him as their flag bearer of the party, insisting that he has all it takes to win general election… Continue reading 2019: Adopt me as your sole candidate, Ojougboh begs Delta APCleaders

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Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

Ninety elephant carcasses have been discovered in Botswana with their tusks hacked off, a charity said Tuesday, in what is believed to be one of Africa’s worst mass poaching sprees. Zimbabwe elephants Most of the animals killed were large bulls carrying heavy tusks, Elephants Without Borders said. The grim discovery was made over several weeks… Continue reading Nearly 100 elephants killed for ivory in Botswana

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CBN boosts foreign exchange market with $210m

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has injected 210 million dollars into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market to meet customer’s request in various segments of the market. Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele The CBN Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor, said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday that… Continue reading CBN boosts foreign exchange market with $210m

Sport

Argentine Pekerman quits Colombia coach

Argentine Jose Pekerman stepped down as Colombia coach on Tuesday, less than two months after leading the side into the knock-out stages of the World Cup in Russia. Jose Pekerman The 69-year-old had been in the job since 2012 and led Colombia to successive World Cup finals appearances. A Yerry Mina goal deep into stoppage… Continue reading Argentine Pekerman quits Colombia coach

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Trump ramps up attacks on NBC, CNN, vows review of licences

U.S. President Donald Trump blasted CNN and NBC News yet again in a tweet on Tuesday, criticising NBC’s handling of a story on movie producer Harvey Weinstein and suggesting a “look at their license,” without specifying what exactly he was calling for. Trump Trump has frequently criticised the U.S. news media for what he has… Continue reading Trump ramps up attacks on NBC, CNN, vows review of licences

Politics

Aisha reaffirms advocacy against spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa

Wife of the President Aisha Buhari has reaffirmed her support for the need to strengthen collaboration on advocacy for prevention and control of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mrs Buhari made the commitment on Tuesday during a high-level meeting of the 2018 China-Africa Conference on HIV/AIDS of the Organisation of African First Ladies,… Continue reading Aisha reaffirms advocacy against spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa

Sport

Beckham pleads not guilty to over speeding but to face trial

Former England football captain David Beckham on Tuesday pleaded not guilty on a technicality to a speeding offence in a loaned Bentley, and will face trial later this month. Beckham The former Manchester United star, who played 115 times for his country, was caught driving the luxury car at 59 miles (94 kilometres) per hour… Continue reading Beckham pleads not guilty to over speeding but to face trial

Sport

Why I want to leave Chelsea?

Alvaro Morata admits he considered leaving Chelsea after a “disastrous” year that culminated in him missing the World Cup. Morata Morata was dropped from the Spain squad after scoring only three times in 23 games for Chelsea in the second half of last season. “Yes I considered returning to Spain or Italy, but you cannot… Continue reading Why I want to leave Chelsea?

Politics

Sacked DSS boss, Daura may be recalled – source

Presidency reverses Reorganisation in DSS …. Clean Bill of Health Await Daura There are indications that recently sacked Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Lawal Daura may be recalled to his duty post following new developments within the presidency. Ex Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Lawal Daura A… Continue reading Sacked DSS boss, Daura may be recalled – source

News

Trump replies Meghan McCain, others over comments

U.S. President Donald Trump has replied critics who used the funerals for singer Aretha Franklin and U.S. Sen. John McCain on Saturday to criticise his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”. Trump tweeted a four-word reply, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” to get back especially at Meghan McCain, daughter of the late Arizona Republican Senator. Meghan… Continue reading Trump replies Meghan McCain, others over comments

Politics

Jonathan, Okowa, Sam Amuka, others for Niger Delta Lifetime Achievements Awards

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Edwin Clark and the Publisher of Vanguard Newspapers, Sam Amuka would be honoured with the “Niger Delta Lifetime Achievement Awards” by GbaramatuVoice Newspaper. Mr Jacob Abai Publisher of GbaramatuVoice Newspaper disclosed this in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Warri. According to him, the… Continue reading Jonathan, Okowa, Sam Amuka, others for Niger Delta Lifetime Achievements Awards

Politics

Timi Frank uncovers fresh plot to arraign Saraki

Barely few days after the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, declared his intention to contest for President in the 2019 General Elections, the presidency has ordered the police and a foremost anti-graft agency to arraign him in court this week over spurious charges, it was learnt on Sunday. Saraki Former Deputy National… Continue reading Timi Frank uncovers fresh plot to arraign Saraki

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Full list of 2018 AMVCA winners

The nominees of this year’s edition were earlier announced via a televised broadcast on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv on June 30, by Ghanaian actress and TV host, Joselyn Dumas, and Nigerian comedian and actor, Bovi. With more than 120 nominations for 27 categories, filmmakers and actors from different African countries including… Continue reading Full list of 2018 AMVCA winners

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AMVCA 2018: `18 Hours’ emerges overall best movie

has emerged the overall best movie for 2018 at the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA). The movie was produced by Phoebe Ruguru, and directed by Njue Kevin both from Kenyan. Omotola: wins best actress in a drama The 6th annual AMVCA, which was held on Saturday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island,… Continue reading AMVCA 2018: `18 Hours’ emerges overall best movie

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Odunlade, Mr. Real, others entertain at Glo 2018 Miss Ojude Oba beauty pageant

Inspirational Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola, DJ Top and the trio of Mr. Real, Idowest and Slim Case gave indigenes and guests at the 2018 Glo Miss Ojude Oba Beauty pageant held at Equity Hotel, Ijebu Ode an unforgettable night at the show held to round off activities for the 2018 Ojude Oba Festival sponsored by… Continue reading Odunlade, Mr. Real, others entertain at Glo 2018 Miss Ojude Oba beauty pageant

News

Breaking: Again, cholera outbreak kills 15, dozens hospitalized in Katsina

Fresh cholera outbreak on Saturday morning in Charanchi local government of Katsina State has killed not fewer than 15 persons. Information gathered from the area also revealed that about 24 others were also hospitalized and are receiving medical treatment at the Charanchi Comprehensive Clinic. Chairman Caretaker Committee of the Local government, Alhaji Yusuf Abubakar Radda… Continue reading Breaking: Again, cholera outbreak kills 15, dozens hospitalized in Katsina

Politics

Automatic tickets will tear PDP

Comrade Austin Usman Okai, leader National Youth Frontier of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has spoken against move by the PDP to give “automatic nomination tickets” to some selected individuals, mainly new entrants into the party just as he said that it is ‘panacea for division, bad blood, sabotage’. Austine Okai Okai speaking in Sokoto… Continue reading Automatic tickets will tear PDP

Politics

Atiku disagrees with Osinbajo, says Nigeria needs restructuring

The former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has on Saturday disagreed with the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on his statement on restructuring, noting that Nigeria needs it to boost its economy. Atiku Disclosing how restructuring would change Nigeria economy, Atiku via his tweeter handle, averred that restructuring would foster the spirit of co-operation and consensus… Continue reading Atiku disagrees with Osinbajo, says Nigeria needs restructuring

Sport

Pedro, Hazard lift Chelsea up

Chelsea’s Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (C) vies with Bournemouth’s Norwegian striker Joshua King during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in London on September 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO Maurizio Sarri’s impressive start to life in the Premier League gathered pace as Chelsea maintained their perfect start to… Continue reading Pedro, Hazard lift Chelsea up

Entertainment

5 Nigerian Artistes Who Are Confirmed Weed Smokers (No. 3 Cannot Do Without It Daily)

WIZKID Starboy Records boss, Wizkid is a certified weed addict as he has been spotted many times smoking hard. A show promoter once said, “Even Terry G surrendered when he saw Wizkid smoking”. It’s certain that Fela too will fear Wizkid’s smoking habit in heaven. BURNABOY This one no dey even hide am. Burna Boy… Continue reading 5 Nigerian Artistes Who Are Confirmed Weed Smokers (No. 3 Cannot Do Without It Daily)

Politics

China may soon regret slapping tariffs on US soybeans

One of China's major moves in the trade war with the United States is in danger of backfiring on its own farmers. They're facing a potential shortage of soybeans, one of China's biggest imports from the United States, after Beijing slapped a 25% tariff on them last month inretaliation for US tariffs on a swath… Continue reading China may soon regret slapping tariffs on US soybeans

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BREAKING NEWS……………McCain honored as his body lies in state at the US Capitol

He was a war hero who survived more than five years of torture as a prisoner in Vietnam and the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, but it's John McCain's role as a legislator that may have most defined his public life. A two-term congressman and a senator for more than three decades, McCain shaped US policy… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS……………McCain honored as his body lies in state at the US Capitol

Politics

Trump’s summer from hell

we documented how the White House and President Donald Trump's Cabinet have been working hard to reshape the federal government while everyone else has been focused on the interwoven staffing dramas, personal betrayals, diplomatic foibles, guilty pleas and guilty verdicts that have hurtled around Trump's nucleus. Not to mention the forced separation of families at… Continue reading Trump’s summer from hell

Politics

Niger spends N674 on relief materials

The Niger State Government says it has spent about N 674 million on buying assorted relief materials and cash assistance to flood affected persons in the state.Alhaji Garba Salisu, Director Relief, Niger State Emergency Management Agency, announced this in an interview with newsmen in Minna on Saturday.He said that N210 million was spent on the… Continue reading Niger spends N674 on relief materials

Politics

Niger spends N930m on new road

The Niger Government said it had spent N930 million on the construction of the new Baigaie – Daracida road in Bida Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Development, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, made this disclosure on Saturday in Minna in an interview. According to him, the new road is expected… Continue reading Niger spends N930m on new road

Sport

Reds extend thier winning streak despite Alisson blunder

Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker gestures after the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on September 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO A goalkeeping howler from Alisson saw Liverpool concede for the first time this season, but they held on… Continue reading Reds extend thier winning streak despite Alisson blunder

Politics

Amaechi,Buhari & Aisha others in China

President Muhammadu Buhari who Friday departed Nigeria for the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to hold between Sept. 3 and 4.has arrived Beijing, China. Buhari was accompanied by his wife, Aisha, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde… Continue reading Amaechi,Buhari & Aisha others in China

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Shadop calls on Nigerians in diaspora to invest in homeland

Considering the role of shelter to an average citizen, its importance to nation building and economic values, the management of Shadop International Properties Limited,a real estate, construction and acquisition company in Nigeria, has called on Nigerians in diaspora to invest in their homeland. According to the Group Managing Director/CEO, Eliel Group of Companies, Damilola Adefemi,… Continue reading Shadop calls on Nigerians in diaspora to invest in homeland

Politics

Fayemi’s victory can’t stop my Senatorial ambition

Ado-Ekiti- An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Ekiti State, Dr. Olusegun Osinkolu, has clarified that the victory recorded by Dr Kayode Fayemi in the July 14 governorship election would serve as a catalyst to his senatorial ambition rather than stalling it. Kayode Fayemi Osinkolu, who is gunning for the APC’s ticket to represent Ekiti… Continue reading Fayemi’s victory can’t stop my Senatorial ambition

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Webercoin targets $1.1bn investment

Webercoin, digital platform designed purely for business owners, marketers and advertisers to efficiently market their products, goods and services via blockchain is targeting 1.1billion Dollar investment in year 2020. Speaking during a press conference to announce the on-going Webercoin Initiative Coin Offering (ICO) in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer/Project Lead, Webercoin Sheneni Tukura, said that the… Continue reading Webercoin targets $1.1bn investment

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McCain to be honored at Washington National Cathedral memorial service

Friends, family and former presidents will gather at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday to honor the life of the late Sen. John McCain. https://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/09/01/roberta-mccain-john-kaye-dnt-ac-360-vpx.cnn The ceremony will feature tributes from Republican former President George W. Bush, who prevailed over McCain in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, and Democratic former President Barack… Continue reading McCain to be honored at Washington National Cathedral memorial service

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Obama wish McCain the final farewell

Late US senator John McCain will receive his final public sendoff Saturday in a nationally televised ceremony featuring eulogies from two ex-presidents, but with current commander in chief Donald Trump conspicuously absent from the proceedings. Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama will deliver remarks honoring their friend and former White House challenger, at… Continue reading Obama wish McCain the final farewell

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Bank vows to keep the lid on interest rate

The Bank of Japan will not raise interest rates “for quite a long time”, its chief said in an interview published Saturday even as its US and European peers tighten monetary policy. Bank of Japan says interest rate will be kept low for a long time to come Haruhiko Kuroda dismissed speculation that the central… Continue reading Bank vows to keep the lid on interest rate

Politics

Brazil’s electoral court guns down Lula’s candidacy

A majority of Brazil’s top electoral court shot down late Friday the candidacy of popular leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the country’s upcoming presidential vote, telling the jailed former leader he cannot participate in October’s critical election. The vote punctuated a gripping case that has roiled the country for months, with Lula, 72,… Continue reading Brazil’s electoral court guns down Lula’s candidacy

Sport

Robbers steal $1.75m from Lyon Depay’s house

Lyon’s Dutch forward Memphis Depay had his house burgled during Friday’s Ligue 1 home defeat to Nice with the thieves reportedly getting away with a massive 1.5 million euros haul $1.75M. Memphis Depay Lyon police said it was too early to say exactly what the 23-year-old had lost during the break in. Depay had a… Continue reading Robbers steal $1.75m from Lyon Depay’s house

Sport

Under-fire Mourinho weighs up Martial gamble

Anthony Martial faces an anxious wait to discover if he still has a Manchester United future under beleaguered boss Jose Mourinho when his side face a crucial clash at Burnley on Sunday. Anthony Martial Martial has seen his relationship with the United manager deteriorate since his agent declared the French forward wanted to leave Old… Continue reading Under-fire Mourinho weighs up Martial gamble

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ICPC detains 4 immigration job scammers over N.9m

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has arrested and detained four members of a job racket syndicate that specialises in tricking unsuspecting Nigerians to part with money with a promise to secure jobs for them with the Nigeria Immigration Service, which issues visas to Nigerians and foreigners alike. ICPC’S Acting Chairman, Alhaji… Continue reading ICPC detains 4 immigration job scammers over N.9m

Entertainment

Genevieve Nnaji soars

Top Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji’s career is about to receive a boost as her directorial debut, ‘LionHeart’ has been announced as an official selection in the Discovery Section of the Toronto International Film Festival,TIFF, opening on September 6 and will run till 16, 2018. Set in Southeast Nigeria, LionHeart tells the story of a young… Continue reading Genevieve Nnaji soars

Sport

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, President Joko Widodo said Saturday following its successful staging of the 18th Asian Games. Indonesian badminton players Apriyani Rahayu (front) and Greysia Polii (back) play a return against Thailand badminton players Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai during their women’s doubles final badminton match at the Yonex-Sunrise… Continue reading Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

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Kofi Annan’s legacies can strengthen Ghana-Nigeria relationship

Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Rashid Bawa, has said that the relationship between the two countries can be further be strengthened by the legacies entrenched by the late UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Kofi Annan Bawa said in Abuja that the former UN Secretary-General lived a life worthy of emulation. He said that Annan, who… Continue reading Kofi Annan’s legacies can strengthen Ghana-Nigeria relationship

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Over 50 security personnel killed in Benue this year

Governor Samuel Ortom, Friday revealed that close to 50 security personnel have lost their lives in Benue state between January and August to activities of marauding militant herdsmen in parts of the state. Ortom While condoling the bereaved families over the unfortunate incidence, Ortom maintained that those conniving with enemies of the state to execute… Continue reading Over 50 security personnel killed in Benue this year

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Wife Reveals How Staphylococcus infection Ruined her Marriage, Caused Serious Infertility

3 years ago, I was diagnosed of having staph infection. Believe me, I spent close to 250,000 moving from one specialist hospital to another just looking for a cure. But sadly, I discovered that this infection was different from anything that I have ever encountered before. It affected my marriage, destroyed my immune system, made… Continue reading Wife Reveals How Staphylococcus infection Ruined her Marriage, Caused Serious Infertility

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Nigeria ranks 4th deadliest globally

Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality in the world. It’s the country with highest number of extremely poor people in the world and now, it has the highest burden of fatalities from air pollution in Africa and 4th globally. By Shola Ogundipe, Health Editor There is a silent rage of air pollution in Nigeria. These… Continue reading Nigeria ranks 4th deadliest globally

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CBN boosts foreign exchange market with $210m

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has injected 210 million dollars into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market to ensure adequate supply of foreign exchange to customers. Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele The CBN acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr Isaac Okorafor, said 100 million dollars was offered to authorised dealers in… Continue reading CBN boosts foreign exchange market with $210m

Politics

We begged ex-President Jonathan to concede defeat

A former military head of state, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has revealed the process that led to former President Goodluck Jonathan to concede defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari after the result of the 2015 Presidential election. Abdulsalami, who made the disclosure at the 2018 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), noted that… Continue reading We begged ex-President Jonathan to concede defeat

News

Pilot Faints Mid-Air During Violent Thunderstorm

A Ryanair pilot fainted while a plane was being diverted and had to be rushed to hospital upon landing. The plane was flying from London Stansted to Palermo in Italy on Thursday evening but had to land 67 miles away in Trapani due to thunderstorms in the area.The co-pilot then passed out near the airport… Continue reading Pilot Faints Mid-Air During Violent Thunderstorm

Entertainment

Eddie Murphy To Become A Father For The 10th Time

Actor-comic Eddie Murphy is set to become a father for the tenth time. The 57-year-old actor's representative said in a statement that Murphy and his partner Paige Butcher are pregnant with their second kid. The news comes after Butcher, 39, was spotted with a baby bump this month. "Eddie Murphy and longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher… Continue reading Eddie Murphy To Become A Father For The 10th Time

Entertainment

I love to Date Men every Race Apart From Asia”

DJ Cuppy has opened up about her dating history. The famous disc-jockey spoke about this during a recent sit-down with the crew of Hot FM where she spoke, among other things, her personal relationships. Asked if she has dated both white and people of colour, the daughter of Femi Otedola said she has dated men… Continue reading I love to Date Men every Race Apart From Asia”

Politics

I won’t allow Asiwaju Tinubu interfere in Osun election

A former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, on Tuesday said he will resist any form of interference in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Gboyega Oyetola, the gubernatorial candidate of the APC in the September 22 election is reported to be Tinubu’s… Continue reading I won’t allow Asiwaju Tinubu interfere in Osun election

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Beyond mere cosmetic reform of SARS

ON Tuesday 14th August 2018, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as Acting President, responded to widespread complaints from citizens and ordered the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, to immediately overhaul the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Osinbajo Specifically, he instructed that the new outfit must devote itself strictly to its core mandate of… Continue reading Beyond mere cosmetic reform of SARS

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US bishop reconsiders $2.3m retirement home

A Catholic bishop who came under intense criticism after his plans to retire in a $2.3 million home in California’s Silicon Valley became public, now says he will finish his days in a rectory. Bishop Patrick McGrath confessed in a statement issued on Monday that he “erred in judgement” when the San Jose diocese purchased… Continue reading US bishop reconsiders $2.3m retirement home

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After three years of graduation at bacock university,he got enrolls for NYSC

Popular Nigerian Afropop musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has finally joined the mandatory National Youth Service Corp, NYSC on Tuesday. Davido enrolls for NYSC Davido, who graduated from Babcock University in 2015 after studying music, on Tuesday, shared a photo of himself wearing NYSC uniform. He also wrote on his Instagram page, “Otondo… Continue reading After three years of graduation at bacock university,he got enrolls for NYSC

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CSOs berates Osuntokun over Sallah day bomb claims

THE Coalition of Civil Society Groups against Terrorism in Nigeria, has called for the arrest and interrogation of a chieftain of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM, Mr. Akin Oshuntokun, for allegedly claiming that there was a bomb blast in Maiduguri, Borno State on Sallah day, which he claimed killed about 88 people. The Coalition… Continue reading CSOs berates Osuntokun over Sallah day bomb claims

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INEC adjusts 2019 Elections budget to N143bn

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has adjusted its budget for 2019 elections from N189 billion to N143 billion in compliance with directive from the National Assembly. The Chairman of the National Assembly Joint Committee on INEC, Sen. Suleiman Nazif, made this known to newsmen after a meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, saying that INEC… Continue reading INEC adjusts 2019 Elections budget to N143bn

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Uduaghan, Sherif, Akpabio attend APC Caucus meeting

IMMEDIATE past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu-Sheriff were among the first callers that attended the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caucus meeting at the New Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was the first caucus meeting the President was having with… Continue reading Uduaghan, Sherif, Akpabio attend APC Caucus meeting

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FT report on Buhari confirms my claim – Ogbonnia, APC presidential aspirant

All Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia has said the Financial Times report on comments attributed to President Donald Trump on President Muhammadu Buhari validated his claim that the international community was against a second term for Buhari. SKC Ogbonnia In a statement issued yesterday in response to the report, Ogbonnia said: “About… Continue reading FT report on Buhari confirms my claim – Ogbonnia, APC presidential aspirant

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Trump talks tough about the military

A year and a half into his tenure, President Trump has yet to visit Afghanistan, Iraq, or Syria, among other places where US troops are putting their lives on the line to execute his orders.President Donald Trump repeatedly portrays himself as a gung-ho supporter of the US military, but over a year and a half… Continue reading Trump talks tough about the military

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North Korea is derailing peace

President Donald Trump canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to North Korea after the latter sent a "belligerent" letter to the administration warning that talks are in jeopardy and that the North may resume "nuclear and missile activities." The US is frustrated by North Korea's failure to move forward on denuclearization of the Korean… Continue reading North Korea is derailing peace

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man boobs’ finally plans life-changing surgery to remove C-cup breasts

Wayne Manns, 30, was 15 when he was diagnosed with gynecomastia and has grown so self-conscious of his breast tissue, he straps them down each day with duct tapeA dad who suffered a lifetime of bullying for his 'man boobs' is finally planning to undergo life-changing surgery to remove the C-cup breasts. Wayne Manns, 30,… Continue reading man boobs’ finally plans life-changing surgery to remove C-cup breasts

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Gordon Ramsay offers job to 3ft 10in chef banned from kitchen because his HEIGHT ‘poses safety risk’

The famous chef has hit out at the Heart of Worcestershire College after Louis Makepeace, 18, was refused a place.Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay says he'd offer a job to a 3ft 10in tall chef who was banned from a college cooking course because of his height. Louis Makepeace, who has dwarfism, has been refused a… Continue reading Gordon Ramsay offers job to 3ft 10in chef banned from kitchen because his HEIGHT ‘poses safety risk’

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Female jailed for SIXTY years for having sex with 11-year-old boy over four months

Jessica-Jewel Corin Benton was hit with the 60 year sentence by a Texas courtroom..A perverted female teaching assistant who had sex with an 11-year-old boy over four months has been jailed for SIXTY years. Jessica-Jewel Corin Benton will spend over half a century behind bars for the sustained sexual abuse. The court in Texas also… Continue reading Female jailed for SIXTY years for having sex with 11-year-old boy over four months

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Theresa May tries to dance with school kids in South Africa

The Prime Minister boogied on down with the kids moments after getting off a 12-hour flight from London Heathrow at the start of a three-day trade trip Theresa May tried to dance with school kids on a visit to South Africa and the result can only be described as painful. The Prime Minister boogied on… Continue reading Theresa May tries to dance with school kids in South Africa