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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