Gbajabiamila wades into electricity workers feud

The leadership of the House of Representatives will ensure the implementation of the agreement between the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), the Bureau of Public Enterprises and the Federal Ministry of Power to address the grievances that led to a strike action recently, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has said.Gbajabiamila also said the House would make sure that members of the union are henceforth treated rightly by the government to avoid the strike action they embarked upon on Wednesday, which paralysed economic activities in the country.In a bid to intervene in…

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We’ll encourage Nigerian youth to realise their potential – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the House under his leadership would encourage Nigerian youth to realise their potential.He said the House believes that Nigerian youth have a lot to offer, hence the need to give them a push for the benefit of the country.Gbajabiamila spoke when he hosted a young Nigerian from Surulere, Mrs Olasubomi Iginla Aina, who was recently honoured with the title of the Member of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen of England.The Speaker said Mrs Aina has…

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Iru community erupts in crisis as two Princes emerge Oniru-elect

The purported announcements of Akeem Ajasa, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and Adesegun Oniru, a former commissioner in Lagos State and scion of the late Abiodun Oniru family as Oniru-elect to the stool of Oniru of Iru land in upscale Victoria Island, Lagos have thrown the very urbanised community into crisis. Two separate videos announcing the choices of Ajasa and Oniru have since gone viral on social media. Ajasa’s choice was reportedly announced by Chief Biliaminu Sanni in Lagos on Wednesday. Reacting swiftly to the appointment, aggrieved members of…

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Respected Evangelist, Bonnke, Dies at 79

German Pentecostal evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke who was principally known for his gospel missions throughout Africa, is dead aged 79. A post on his official Facebook page explained that he passed away peacefully and was surrounded by his family. “It is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke,” . “He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. For the past 60 years, he has preached the glorious Gospel of Jesus throughout the…

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House to begin work on constitution review, PIGB next year – Gbajabiamila

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the House would commence work on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and the amendment of the 1999 Constitution next year. The Speaker said both the constitution review and the PIGB are part of the bills that the House would prioritise in 2020. He noted that the House would do everything within its powers to give Nigeria the best in terms of laws that would promote peace and good governance in the country. Gbajabiamila spoke at a…

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FirstBank Sponsors National Company of the Year Winners for African Contest

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that Taidob College Abeokuta, the 2019 winners of the National Company of the Year competition organized by Junior Achievement Nigeria would compete against student teams from 10 other Junior Achievement member countries across Africa. The student team contestants comprise representative from the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), Ghana, Zambia, Gabon, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Botswana, Kenya and South Africa. The event is scheduled for Friday, 6 December 2019 at Alisa Hotel in Accra, Ghana. The African stage of the National Company of the Year competition is a…

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Julius Berger wins 4th consecutive Top 50 Brands Nigeria Awards

Construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC weekend retained its top position in Nigeria’s construction sector with a fourth consecutive award in recognition of its outstanding quality and best international standards and practice in the building and construction industry for 2019. The company bagged the same award in the 2018 event. At a well attended event with the who is who in the various industrial sectors in attendance at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos weekend, Julius Nigeria emerged the winner in the building and construction sector with a Business Strength Measurement,…

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DSS frees Sowore, Bakare after 142 days

After 142 days in detention, the Department of State Services has released rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 general elections, Omoyele Sowore. His co-detainee, Adebayo Bakare, was also freed. They were freed hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja had given the DSS 24-hour ultimatum to release the two men. Their lead defence counsel, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), confirmed they were released about 7 pm on Thursday. He said “they were released about 30 minutes ago. They…

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Show of bra, ancient and modern, as women of Kiribo storm Abuja for Sowore

A mild drama took place at a Federal High Court in Abuja as a group of half-naked women from Kiribo, the birthplace of detained activist, Omoyele Sowore, in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, stormed the Court to protest the continued illegal detention of their son by the Department of State Service. Most of the women numbering about 30 were decked in white wrappers and bra of different colours and shapes with no clothes covering the rest of the upper parts of their bodies. Sowore and his co-detainee, Adebayo…

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Embattled Orji Kalu begs “Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.”

Former Abia State Governor,  Orji Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, reportedly begged prison warders not to handcuff him in public. The embattled former governor was heard asking prison warders, “where are you taking us to?” after the judge read the sentence. Kalu, who is the Senate Chief Whip also begged the prison warders not to handcuff him in public. The former governor, who appeared shaken, begged “Where are you taking us to now? Please don’t handcuff me. I will follow you.” Kalu’s associate,  Udeogu,…

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Kalu jailed 12yrs for N7.1bn fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has convicted a former governor of Abia State and chairman SLOK Nig. Ltd, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was charged with N7.1bn fraud. The court found him and his co-defendants guilty of the entire 39 counts filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Kalu to 12 years’ imprisonment while he ordered the winding up of Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, charged as the third defendant in the case.

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Fidelity Bank shine at Nigerian Bankers Games

How best can one describe the Nigerian Bankers Games finals football match between Fidelity Bank and United Bank for Africa yesterday? Nerve-wracking, enthralling, gruelling, entertaining, mesmerizing, ecstatic? You just can’t be wrong on any of these fronts! Simply put: The match lived up to its billing as it had everybody sitting on the edge of their seats. The Okonkwo tutored boys drew the first blood, converting from a well-taken throw-in. The lead was however short-lived as the Tony Elumelu boys benefited from a defensive mix-up to score the equalizer. From…

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Eric Osagie presents ‘The Big Interview’

Come Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the crème de la crème of the society will converge on the Shehu Musa Yaradua Center Abuja by10am to honour one of Nigeria’s cerebral and top-notch journalists and former Managing Director/ Editor-in-Chief of The Sun Newspaper, Mr. Eric Osagie as he launches The Big Interviews, an in-depth book on how to get the news subjects and angles that makes the headlines. The book, according to those who had a glimpse of it, is a compilation of Osagie’s big stories that will teach and inspire younger generations. Mallam…

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ASSO mourns as Socialite Monarch, Fatai Irawo of Odi-Olowo, joins ancestors

Socialite traditional ruler and former President of ASSO, Kabiyesi Oba Abdulfatai Irawo of Odi Olowo has joined his ancestors. The old-time celebrity monarch died Thursday last week and was buried the following day at his Odi Olowo palace, Mushin, Lagos. One of the social clubs he helped to establish, Association of Friends, popularly call ASSO released a statement to announce the death of one of their trustees and sent a condolence message to his family. This is the statement signed by the club’s general secretary, Otunba Bayo Babatunde: With heavy…

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RCCG Youth Pastor to die for murder

A youth pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Akolade Arowolo, has been sentenced to die by hanging for the murder of his banker wife, Titilayo. Pastor Arowolo could not hold back his pains after the court ruling, he burst into a fit of prayer. Titilayo worked with Skye bank, whilst her husband was employed. Prosecutors were able to present compelling evidence that led to the conviction of Mr Arowolo and his sentencing by Justice Lateefat Okunu of the Ikeja High Court, he was handed a death sentence.…

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Saraki laments as EFCC move to seize Ilorin mansion

Ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is embattled as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had filed a fresh process in the Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking an interim order for the forfeiture of his home in Ilorin, Kwara State. According to a statement by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, he said, “Just like the previous one, which  the anti-graft agency made by filing a similar order  in the same court on Saraki’s Ikoyi House, it is a clear abuse of the court process.” He maintained that the action of the EFCC was…

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Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident claims 5 lives, 9 injured

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Command, on Sunday confirmed the accident along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which claimed the lives of five persons and injured nine others. Mr Clement Oladele, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun, that the accident occurred at 9.10 p.m. around Danco Petrol Station, near Sagamu, on Saturday. Oladele blamed the lone accident, which involved a white Toyota Hiace bus, with registration number LSR 642XB, on speed violation. He said that 14 persons, 10 males and four females, were…

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Zahra, PMB’s daughter, supports social media regulation bill, laments over cyberbullying

President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Indimi, has lamented that many Nigerians attack her on social media for decisions solely taken by her father. She said she prays for those who bully her online because she has learnt to move on with life. Zahra made the statement at the first edition of “An Afternoon with Zahra”, an event organised in Abuja by her foundation, ZMB Homes, tagged #ConversationWithZahra, The Interview reports. The event, which cost N10,000 per person, attracted several young persons. Speaking on her experience with cyber bullies and how she developed…

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Oyebade, a fulfilled General, retires from the army

Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, the 28th Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and one time General Officer Commanding of 1 Mechanised Division of Nigerian Army, Kaduna,  has retired from the Nigerian Army.The respected senior army officer was honoured with a colourful pull out parade which was attended by high ranking retired and serving military officers, captains of industry, the academia, officers, staff and cadets of the NDA community.  Speaking during the pulling out parade held at the NDA parade ground Afaka, Major General Oyebade attributed his success to God…

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Economy In Q3 2019: Ecobank, Standard Chartered lead in capital importation to Nigeria

National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Ecobank Nigeria and the local unit of Standard Chartered Bank have joined Stanbic IBTC Bank to become foreign investors’ favourites for investment deals. Details of the Bureau report showed that out of 26 banks foreign investors used to deploy foreign capital into the country, the most investment came through Stanbic IBTC Bank. The bank attracted $1.63 billion worth of investment in the third quarter of this year, lower than $1.76 billion it had in the previous quarter. Ecobank followed with $754.38 million worth of…

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How a single phone call caused Ajegunle shop gas explosion that killed 6, injured several others

Eye witnesses said the fire started like a movie scene. A gas vendor at Aduke Street, Off Ojo Road, Ajegunle in Ifelodun Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos was filling a cylinder for a customer. A call came in and someone close by tried to receive the phone call and there was a blast! By the time the coast was clear, six persons, including two kids, died; several shops have been razed. Property worth millions of Naira lost, and fifty-two persons with severe burns on their bodies are in…

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Ogun cholera outbreak records 5 deaths out of 12 cases

The death toll as a result of a cholera outbreak in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, has risen to five and it includes a four-month-old baby and 33-year-old pregnant woman. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health in Ogun State, Dr Ayinde Akinsanya disclosed this on Friday, during a press briefing in Abeokuta. Akinsanya said so far, the number of the reported cases has risen to 12 and five persons have died. It was reported that four persons in Abule-Otun in the Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state have lost…

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Ogun Police arrest ‘traffic robber’ on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Ogun State Police Command on Thursday said it has arrested a suspected member of a robbery syndicate, Blessing Adedeji, while trying to rob commuters on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Thursday said the suspect was sighted by the policemen in the gridlock while attacking the occupants of a Toyota Camry car with a knife. Oyeyemi added that the suspect had succeeded in dispossessing one Monsurat Ologundudu of her Techno Camon-12 phone valued at N48,000 and purse containing…

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Lagos Police Command arrest cops who abducted, collected N185k ransom from fashion designer

The Lagos State Police Command said on Wednesday that it had arrested the cops, who abducted a fashion designer, Joseph Ejiro, and recovered the N185,000 extorted from him. PUNCH Metro had reported how Ejiro was allegedly abducted by the policemen attached to the Festac Police Post and made to pay a ransom of N185,000 before he was released. Ejiro had gone to make a delivery to his client in Festac on November 21, when he was accosted around the Second Rainbow junction by one of the cops, who said his boss…

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Man accuses wife of sleeping with his junior brother

An Ibadan-based businessman, Mr Saheed, on Wednesday told a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan that his wife, Kafayat, was caught at different times sleeping with his younger brother. He said that the alleged romance with his brother had caused disharmony in his extended family. Saheed made the allegation while responding to a divorce suit filed by his wife before the court presided over by Chief Ademola Odunade. He said that he had doubts that the two children produced by his wife belonged to him. “The real reason I consented to…

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Air Peace boss, Onyema disowns Abuja lawyer’s suit

The Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has distanced himself from a human rights suit that was filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja. Onyema’s lawyers, A.O Alegeh & Co, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said that the suit no. FHC/ABJ/CS/1446/2019 filed before a federal high court in Abuja by one Mr Johnmary Jideobi was instituted without the consent of their client. Part of the statement read, “The attention of our client, Allen Onyema has been drawn to news reports now trending in the social media…

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DBN holds workshop for Executives of Microfinance Banks

The Development Bank of Nigeria as part of its advocacy initiative has held a capacity-building programme on Environmental & Social Risk Management practice for top executives of Microfinance Banks recently in Lagos. Giving his opening remarks, the Managing Director, Development Bank of Nigeria, Tony Okpanachi represented by the Chief Operating Officer, Bonaventure Okhaimo, said “in fulfilling our mandate of increasing access, Development Bank of Nigeria Plc is poised to not only be change drivers but be a strong ally partnering with participating financing institutions to drive sustainable development by ensuring…

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Disaster averted as Abuja bound British Airways flight returns to Heathrow after losing engine mid-air

A British Airways flight heading to Abuja from London on Tuesday returned to Heathrow Airport after the plane lost one of its engines mid-air. The airline confirmed that BA 083 flight returned to Heathrow and was met by the emergency services as a precaution measure after what it called “a minor technical issue.” In a mail sent to THISDAY, the airline said, “For your information, the aircraft experienced a minor technical issue and our pilots elected to return to Heathrow. In terms of the emergency services meeting the aircraft, this is standard…

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How unknown gunmen kidnapped Abuja King

Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have kidnapped Ibrahim Pada, a third-class traditional ruler of Rubochi in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory. The Divisional Police Officer of Rubochi, SP Michael Ada, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said the traditional ruler was abducted at his residence on Tuesday. “We received information that gunmen at midnight stormed the residence of the chief of Rubochi and took him to an unknown destination,” he said. He said on receiving the information, the command immediately formed a search-and-rescue team which is now working to…

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$1m Scam: Prison boss, Doctor arrested by EFCC over fake medical report

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Deputy Controller of Kirikiri maximum correctional centre, Emmanuel Oluwaniyi and Hemeson Edwin, also a DC, for allegedly procuring an exaggerated medical report for a suspected cyber scammer, Olusegun Aroke. Aroke, who is serving a 24-year jail term was allegedly given a referral for treatment outside the facility during which he pulled a $1 million scam. The convict is one of two Malaysia-based Nigerian undergraduate fraudsters arrested by the EFCC in 2012 at the 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos following a…

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Sanwo-Olu vows to tackle trailer menace in Lagos

The Lagos State Government says it plans to restrict the movement of heavy-duty trucks in the metropolis during the day so as to ease traffic on the roads. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known on Monday at the Lagos House, Ikeja, when a team from the Nigerian Breweries Plc paid him a courtesy visit. Sanwo-Olu said that the government had been pushing the trailers off that whole corridor of Iganmu area to ensure that the journey towards Apapa continued to remain free. He said that the state would…

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Maina gets N1bn bail

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday admitted Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team, to a bail in the sum of N1bn. Justice Okon Abang who gave the ruling also ordered that Maina must produce two sureties who must be serving senators. The two lawmakers, according to the judge, must not be standing any criminal trial in any court in the country. He also ruled that the two sureties, who must be prepared for a N500m bond each, must always be in court with the defendant at…

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FirstBank Powers Linda Ikeji TV for First Class Material

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with Linda Ikeji TV for the broadcast of the TV show, First Class Material. The show is billed to premiere on all FirstBank and Linda Ikeji TV platforms across the web and social media on Tuesday 26th November at 8am and reposted at 7pm same evening- Nigerian time First Class Material is a programme which aims to chronicle the success stories of Nigerians who are distinct and exemplary in their achievements and importantly, a testament to the greatness of the West African country.   …

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Air Peace owner, Onyema accused of fraud and money laundering

Weeks after he was hailed as a national hero for evacuating hundreds of Nigerians caught in xenophobic cross-fire,  Allen Onyema, the CEO and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, plying local and international routes is currently entangled in a web of bank fraud and money laundering to the tune of about $20m. The Nigerian airline owner was accused of moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through US bank accounts in a scheme involving “false documents” based on the purchase of aeroplanes. Onyema was indicted alongside Ejiroghene Eghagha, the…

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Bizzare! Bank staff captured on CCTV stealing money during bank robbery

Ekiti State Police Command says it has arrested 2 staff of United Bank For Africa over allegations of connivance in the robbery incident that occurred in the bank’s branch in Oye Ekiti, the headquarters of Oye Local Government, last week Thursday.  The bank was attacked by a seven-member robbery squad around 3pm in two utility vehicles through Ayede Ekiti while a policeman and a seven-years-old girl killed.  The sum of N25m and foreign Currencies were discovered to have been stolen by the daredevil robbers who gained entrance into the banking…

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How ex-Ifako-Ijaiye LG Boss, Toba Oke, ran into trouble

Mismanagement, financial recklessness, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds were the major reasons Oloruntoba Oke, Chairman of Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State was suspended indefinitely by the state House of Assembly. The suspension was announced on Friday, 22 November 2019 by the Assembly at its plenary session. Sources at the local government hinted that the suspension was the outcome of a 5-man Ad-hoc Committee set up by the Speaker of the Assembly, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa, to investigate allegations of abuse of office and financial…

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EFCC docks Union Bank, staff for cyber fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi Zonal Office, has arraigned one Amos Richard Chimaobi, a compliance and internal control staff of Union Bank Plc and, his employer, Union Bank Plc before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State. The defendants were arraigned on a four-count charge that border on criminal negligence and cyber-crime to the tune of N1, 245, 000.00 (One Million, Two Hundred and Forty-five Thousand Naira). One of the charges reads: “That you, Union Bank Plc, being a financial institution and you…

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Nigerian Navy decorates 16 new Rear Admirals

The Nigerian Navy on Thursday decorated (Shipping of stripes) 16 newly-promoted Rear Admirals with their new ranks. The Navy Board recently approved the promotion of 140 naval officers to the next ranks in the Nigerian Navy. Speaking at the decoration of the recently elevated flag officers in Abuja, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas, said the 16 senior officers had distinguished themselves overtime to earn the confidence and endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the significance of the occasion was the critical need for quality leadership…

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“I have learnt from past mistakes” -Mourinho

New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he has learnt his lessons and will not repeat the mistakes of his past managerial roles at Spurs. The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester United. Mourinho described himself as “humble” in his first news conference as Spurs boss, saying he spent his time away from football analysing his career. “I realised I made mistakes,” he said. “I’m not going to make the same mistakes. I’ll make new mistakes – but not…

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Why I lost to Ruiz -Joshua

Nigerian British born boxer, Anthony Joshua said his first career defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr. was due to a lack of experience and he had become a “smarter” fighter ahead of December’s rematch. Mexican-American Ruiz produced one of boxing’s biggest upsets when he dethroned the previously undefeated world heavyweight champion with a seventh-round stoppage at New York’s Madison Square Garden in June. “It wasn’t burnout. The issues I faced in the last camp, it’s just down to lack of experience,” he told BBC. “Even though it was…

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AMCON to publish names of Nigeria’s high profile debtors

Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Senator Uba Sani hinted that the committee will cooperate the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria to publish names of high profile debtors in an effort to facilitate the recovery of over N5 trillion debt owed the corporation. Sani, according to a release in Kaduna, made available to newsmen, said the decision was part of the outcome of the retreat organised by AMCON for the committee, which held in Kaduna, the state capital. He expressed concern over the debt profile of…

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RevolutionPlus Property hooks Omoni Oboli for double

Leader in property development and housing, RevolutionPlus Property Ltd has struck a dual partnership with star actress Omoni Oboli as the company unveiled the leading role interpreter in the movie industry as its latest brand ambassador. According to Bamidele Onalaja, Chief Executive Officer of RevolutionPlus, the deal will see Omoni Oboli headline mostly the construction arm of RevolutionPlus while the company will in turn partner with the actress on two of her upcoming projects; Sisi London and Unfaithful. Onalaja had earlier hinted that the RevolutionPlus settled for Oboli out of…

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Heritage Bank marks International Men’s Day

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service Provider celebrated International Men’s Day 2019 themed: “Making a Difference for Men and Boys”, with an event held at every Experience Centres- ECs (branches) of the bank across the country. The financial institution leveraged on this theme and coined a personal theme, which is “Break the Ice; Inspire another Man”. To help chart a path that will champion gender parity in grand style, the male staff had engaging activities which include a men’s bonding/mentorship session with various appealing subject of discussions in the…

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Mourinho takes over at Tottenham

Jose Mourinho was on Wednesday appointed Tottenham’s new manager to replace the sacked Mauricio Pochettino, with the club languishing 14th in the Premier League. The Portuguese former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager signed a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season, the north London club said in a statement. Pochettino, 47, transformed Spurs’ fortunes after arriving from Southampton in 2014 and although he failed to win a trophy he took the club to the Champions League final for the first time in their history just six months…

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We arrested 11 fake policemen during Bayelsa, Kogi elections – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has said that ‘policemen’ alleged to have disrupted Saturday’s governorship poll in parts of Bayelsa and Kogi States were “fake” and not the personnel officially deployed for election duties. Adamu stated that all security personnel, who worked during the poll had “special identification tags”, adding that anyone without the tags was on illegal duty. He disclosed that 11 of such fake police personnel were arrested while investigations were ongoing. He spoke with State House Correspondents after President Muhammadu Buhari and security chiefs held…

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Lagos taskforce evacuates lion from Victoria Island to zoo

Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences, Unit, Monday, afternoon removed a two-year-old lion from a residential building at number 229, Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island, VI, Lagos.   The lion kept in a cage was said to be owned by an India National living in the apartment.   The removal was a sequel to the alarm raised by a neighbour to the Indian residence to authorities of the presence of the lion in the neighbourhood considered as highly dangerous to the people in the community. Confirming the report to Vanguard…

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APC dethrones PDP in Bayelsa as Diri rejects result

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate David Lyon was, early this morning, declared Bayelsa State governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Lyon, 49, will succeed outgoing Governor Seriake Dickson, who has ruled the state since 2012 The APC thus ended the 20-year political dominance of the oil-rich Bayelsa State by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Returning Officer Prof. Faraday Orumwense, vice-chancellor of the University of Benin, declared Lyon winner with 352,552 votes in Saturday’s election. He won six of the eight local government areas PDP’s candidate Senator Duoye…

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Wada kicks as Bello wins Kogi governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello winner of the 2019 governorship election in Kogi state. Bello scored a total of 406,222 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the PDP, Engr Musa Wada who polled a total of 189,704 votes. The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Natasha Akpoti came a distant third with 9,482 votes. The state collation officer and Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ibrahim Garba announced the result at about 11.40 am on Monday after receiving…

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Gbajabiamila mourns Akinyele, says his death, a great loss for Nigeria

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has described the passing away of Chief Alex Akinyele as sad. Chief Akinyele, a Nigerian administrator who served as a Minister of Information, and later became Chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission, is said to have passed on late Thursday night. Gbajabiamila, in a condolence message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said the elder statesman and former Minister would be remembered for his attention to details and glamour as an administrator. The Speaker said: “Elder statesman Akinyele was…

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