NFF cautions Rohr over incessant contract breaches

The Nigeria Football Federation says it has asked Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Mr. Gernot Rohr to explain reasons behind several breaches of the contract that he signed with the body, which forbids him to divulge to the public/media information on some aspects of the contract. Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, NFF’s Technical Director, Mr. Bitrus Bewarang said Mr. Rohr’s new-found love for disclosing information beyond technical matters to the media is highly unprofessional and against the spirit and letter of his contractual relationship with the football –ruling body. “In as…

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Busola Dakolo to appeal as court throws out rape case against COZA Pastor

Celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo who is also the wife of musician, Timi Dakolo has vowed to appeal the ruling of Justice Othman Musa of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja dismissing her rape allegation against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). According to a statement issued by her lawyer, Pelumi Olajengbesi “We have received several calls after the ruling of the high court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Bwari this morning seeking our view on the decision of the court, hence, this statement.“The court…

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Gbajabiamila tasks NCC on SIM cards’ registration

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has tasked the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to ensure the registration of all SIM cards in the country.The Speaker said unregistered SIM cards have high-security risks, which should be taken seriously by the commission.Speaking during a courtesy call by the management of the commission in his office on Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the House was ready to support the commission through adequate funding for effectiveness and efficiency.Describing communication as the bedrock of any society, Gbajabiamila said Nigeria has “to…

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Last days of Prof. David-West

Contrary to news making rounds in the online-media, former Petroleum and Energy Minister, Prof. Tam David-West, did not die in penury. The University of Ibadan based virologist was admitted to the private suite of the University College Hospital Ibadan; the luxury arm of the premier teaching hospital for 11days. The Public Relations Officer of the UCH, Mr. Toye Akinrinlola, told PUNCH that the former minister, however, died on Monday morning at 11:05. The official did not give further details other than, “He was brought here over a week ago and admitted to a private…

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Gbajabiamila eulogises Mamman Daura at 80

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has eulogised the virtues of elder statesman and veteran journalist, Malam Mamman Daura, as he marks his 80th birthday.Gbajabiamila said attaining the age of 80 is a great achievement worth celebrating, saying Daura has paid his dues as a national figure.According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker described Daura as a peace-loving and unassuming individual.  “I wish to celebrate this great Nigerian, who has done a lot for the country in different…

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Breaking: Mobolaji Johnson, Lagos’ first governor is dead

Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson, foremost elder statesman and first governor of Lagos State, is dead. A top official of the Lagos State Government confirmed the news to our this evening. Mobolaji, who was born on February 9, 1936, died on Wednesday, aged 83. As Military Governor of Lagos State, he was in office between May28, 1967 and July 1975, under the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.

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Tiwa Savage in big trouble

A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed November 5 for hearing in a suit filed by a Nigerian musician, Olumuyiwa Danladi a.k.a Danny Young, against a fellow musician, Tiwatope Savage, over alleged copyright infringement. In the suit, labelled FHC/L/CS/230/2019 and pending before Justice Mohammed Liman, Young is claiming N205 million in damages against Savage for allegedly, using his musical work titled ‘ONE’ without lawful authority. Also joined in the suit is Mavin Records, a Nigerian record label, founded by record artist, Don Jazzy, on May 8, 2012. The ‘Omo…

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World record beckons as FirstBank Georgian Cup sponsorship hits a century

In furtherance of its commitment to the growth and development of sports, nation-building and the economy at large, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the Georgian Cup of the Kaduna Polo Tournament for the 100th consecutive year, possibly the longest-running sports sponsorship in the world and a Guinness Book of Records potential. The 2019 edition of the epoch-making sports championship runs from October 12 – 20, 2019 at the Kaduna Polo Club, Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna. The Kaduna Georgian Cup Centenary Polo Tournament commenced in 1919, with FirstBank…

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Presidency affirms Buhari’s wedding tales as false and deceptive

Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s Snr. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity has affirmed as untrue the rumoured wedding plans between President Mohammadu Buhari and a cabinet minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq. According to Adesina, the rumour was false. He stressed that the rumour was a deceptive manoeuvre by those who fabricated the news. Noting that the news was far from the truth, he said that no such marriage is taking place at the Presidential Villa. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday observed the weekly two raka’at juma’at prayers at the Presidential…

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Video: African Billionaire caught eating corn on the street

Billionaire businessman and chairman United Bank For Africa, Dr, Tony Elumelu was caught on video buy roasted corn from a roadside hawker on a Nigerian street. In the video that has gone viral, the influential businessman who is also the founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation walked up to the women selling roasted corn under an umbrella and was seen tasting the African snack and two were wrapped in a piece of paper for him. How ever there were no indicators on the video to suggest if it took place in…

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Multiple reports indicate that  Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru, the paramount ruler of Oniruland has gone to join his ancestors. The 82 year-old king died today. There has been no official confirmation from his palace and his children. According to Yoruba culture, the death of a monarch is not always announced until after some rites are performed. Some of his famous children are Adesegun Oniru, a former commissioner for water infrastructure in Lagos and Tolulope Oniru, the radio presenter popularly known as Toolz. Oba Oniru succeeded his father in 1995, following…

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Unilag denies MC Oluomo

UNILAG’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede has denied that Caretaker Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo, was invited by the authorities of the institution as one of the invited guests for a programme on the campus. The varsity management, in a statement on Friday, dismissed the reactions trailing the invitation on the social media as mere propaganda and that it did not approve the banner which had the picture of MC Oluomo. The University of Lagos…

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Adewale Seeks Support For Rotary’s Quest For Better Living

The newly installed President of the Rotary Club of Maryland, Ikeja, Rotn. Adewale Sanni, has sought all stakeholders support towards complete eradication of polio in Nigeria and delivering on Rotary International’s mandate to ensure safe delivery and maternal health. Adewale who spoke during his investiture as the 18th Hope President of the club said there is the need to ensure the polio vaccines get to every part of the country. Said he, having not recorded any case of poliovirus in the last three years, Nigeria is on the verge of…

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More troubles for embattled NFF boss, Pinnick

The crisis rocking the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Melvin Pinnick continued as he has been reportedly dropped from all CAF standing committees including the all-powerful AFCON Organising Committee, which he headed. According to SCORENigeria “Amaju has been stripped of his membership of all CAF committees including being President of the very important AFCON Organising Committee. “He is now just an ordinary floor member on the CAF executive committee.” Besides previously holding down the Presidency of the AFCON Organising Committee, Pinnick was also a member of the Emergency…

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Breaking: Mikel quits Super Eagles

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has retired from the national team. He retired following the third-place finish of the Super Eagles at Egypt 2019 AFCON. Mikel took to his verified Instagram page to make the announcement. Spotting his photo in the national colours, the former Chelsea ace wrote: “Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my National career. “In 2006 I played my first official championship for my country. 2019 African Cup of Nations marks my last championship for National Team with Super Eagles. “My national career…

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