FIRSTBANK SPONSORS DUKE OF SHOMOLU’S AWO AND AREMU

FIRSTBANK SPONSORS DUKE OF SHOMOLU PRODUCTION; AS AWO AND AREMU HITS THE STAGE First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of ‘A Deep Dive Into History’, a theatre production from the Duke of Shomolu (DOS) Production House, spearheaded by Joseph Edgar. A deep dive into history comprises two exciting stage plays – Aremu and Awo, showing from the 22nd of August and will run every Sunday till the 12th of September 2021 at the legendary Glover Memorial Hall, Marina, Lagos. Aremu is a powerful depiction of the life…

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Victor Uwaifor is dead

Legendary highlife musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo died on Saturday at the age of 80 in Benin. The music icon whose tracks “Joromi” and “Mammy Water” were hits till his demise, was a multi-instrumentalist and a renowned visual artist. One of his children, Uwaifo Peter de Rock, broke the news of the demise of the Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Benin on his social media page on Saturday evening. While Peter did not disclose the cause of the death of his late father, he nevertheless, expressed anguish at…

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National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives honour Kanu

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) on Saturday, 14th August, 2021, honoured  Dr. Iyke Kanu with a Special Recognition Award during their 2021 Annual FCT Nurses Week/Scientific Workshop help inside the auspicious Abuja International Conference Centre.NANNM weeklong workshop with the theme: A Voice to lead, a vision for future Healthcare, came to a crescendo with the award dinner under the chairmanship of Comrade Ayuba Wabba mni, the Nigeria Labour Congress and ITUC Global President who was ably represented by Comrade Olusegun Rotimi, while the Secretary to the…

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Mohammed Fawehinmi: Autopsy delaying his burial -Family

The family of late Mohammed Fawehinmi says he will be buried after an autopsy and other necessary arrangements. The eldest child of Gani Fawehinmi, Mrs Basirat Fawehinmi-Biobaku, who spoke on behalf of the family, made the announcement at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday. Mohammed, the eldest son of late legal icon and activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, died at about 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, after a brief illness in a Lagos hospital, at the age of 52. Fawehinmi-Biobaku said the family could not preempt the cause of his death…

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Update: Chevron CMD’s matrimonial crisis hots up

The matrimonial crisis rocking the 10-year-old marriage of a top staff of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Rotimi Babalola and his once darling wife, Adediwura Adebukola Babalola, has taken a new turn. The matter has since become a messy divorce issue. Babalola, who works as the Chief Medical Officer of Chevron Nigeria Limited reportedly threw his wife, Mrs Adediwura Adebukola Babalola, and their 8 year-old child out of their home unto the streets of the highbrow Cooperative Village Estate in Badore, Ajah, Lagos State, where they live. Narrating the sad experience, Mrs…

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Messi @ PSG: I am happy to begin a new life here

Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who left Barcelona last week, has signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain. The deal comes with an option of an additional year, the French club announced on Tuesday. Messi, 34, will wear the number 30 as revealed in a video by the club, the number he had when he began his professional career at Barcelona between 2004-2006. “I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain,” said Messi in a statement on the club’s website. The 34-year-old, who was a…

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Tokyo Olympics: Ese Brume’s ‘Golden Bronze’ gets Nigeria into medals’ table

Ese Brume has won the first medal for Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She won bronze in women’s long jump. Germany’s Malaika Mihambo soared to gold in the women’s long jump, snatching victory from former champion Brittney Reese with her last leap of the competition. Mihambo was lying in the bronze medal position ahead of her final jump, but powered down the runway to register a season-best jump of 7.00 metres. That left 2012 Olympic champion Reese – who had led the competition with a best jump of…

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Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Awards set to hold

Countdown begins for the talk of the town Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Award (SRELA) is billed to take place as a presentation in the month of August 2021 and packaged by Society Reporters, a reputable news platform that serves as the watchdog of society; bringing to the fore pertinent issues that are otherwise overlooked for the past ten years of existence. The debut of SRELA as special recognition excellence and the leadership award is to add value to the carefully selected awardees and recipients for the year, enhance their credibility, and reinforce the leadership…

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APFTiA blame lack of adequate education, exposure on nation’s insecurity

Lack of adequate education and exposure which culminated in the stunted development of some parts of the country has largely been blamed for the debilitating insecurity plaguing the country. This has also promoted conflict and a lack of understanding amongst the various segments of Nigerian society. However, our contributions as an association passionate about people development would help bridge this gap and ultimately create a better understanding amongst Nigerians from the different regions of the country. This assertion was made by Harrison Sam-Amoye, an executive council member of the Association…

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South Africa may legalise women marrying multiple husbands

Proposals to allow women to marry more than one husband have sparked widespread debate in South Africa. The legalisation of polyandry was put forward in a green paper published by the Department of Home Affairs. The plans, part of wider moves by the government to reform the Marriage Act, have upset conservatives and some religious groups. Polygamy – a man having more than one wife – is already permitted in South Africa. But Kenneth Meshoe, who is the leader of the opposition African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), claimed it would “destroy society” if the same marriage rights…

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Sound Sultan dies of throat cancer

Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, has died at the age of 44. The singer died after battling Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Dr. Kayode Fasasi on behalf of the Fasasi family. The statement read, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our multitalented veteran singer, rapper, songwriter Olanrewaju Fasasi aka Sound Sultan. “He passed away at the age of 44 following a hard-fought battle with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. “He is survived by his wife, three children…

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IWD: How CBA Foundation is assuaging pains of widows in Nigeria

The death of a husband is a tragedy that befalls a woman as it involves a physical break in their relationship, and it is seen as the most stressful and devastating thing in life. In every society, there are women of all ages whose husbands have gone to the great beyond, most especially the vulnerable ones. The underprivileged widows and their vulnerable children constitute a significant component of every country’s population. According to the United Nations, there are an estimated 258 million widows around the world, and nearly one in…

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Child Abuse: Baba Ijesa gets N2m bail

Yoruba actor, Omiyinka Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, who was arraigned at a Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Ikeja, has been granted bail. The actor, who was being tried by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo over charges bothering on rape, sexual assault and abuse of a minor, was granted bail on the ground that it was part of his fundamental human rights.

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SCOAN releases TB Joshua’s burial programme

Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua, the late founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) will be buried next month according to a burial programme released by the church. The cleric died last week in Lagos shortly after concluding a programme at his church. The church statement on Monday read, “We know you are aware that our father in the Lord, Prophet TB Joshua, has been taken home to be with the Lord. We want to assure you that nothing will stop the work of God at The SCOAN from moving…

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Social media platform owners, online broadcasters must get licence -NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has asked all social media platforms owners and online broadcasting service providers operating in Nigeria to apply for a broadcast licence. The NBC is the Nigerian government’s agency for regulation of the broadcast industry and the move is been seen as part of an orchestrated effort by the Federal Government to stifle free press. Armstrong Idachaba, the NBC director-general, gave the directive in a newspaper advertorial published on Thursday. This follows the federal government’s announcement that Twitter and other social media platforms must register as…

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Wife narrates the very last moments of TB Joshua

Evelyn, wife of the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as T.B. Joshua, has given details of how her husband died. Evelyn spoke with select journalists on Sunday. She said her husband spent about three hours in prayers before the last service on the mountain and was looking very healthy, adding that he never showed any sign of illness or worry and that his main concern was about the prayer line they offered to Indians against the COVID-19 pandemic. She added: “Afterward,…

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Read TB Joshua’s wife, Evelyn’s, emotional response to husband’s death

Evelyn, wife of the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Balogun Joshua, has broken the silence since the news of her husband’s death made rounds. Evelyn took to social media to express ocean-deep emotions over the loss of her husband. Amid the ban by the Federal Government on the usage of popular microblogging platform, Twitter, in Nigeria, Evelyn took to her official Twitter handle, @Mama_Evelyn, and wrote a short message. She said, “Losing a loved one is never easy; whether sudden or foreseen. It is always heart-breaking. Grief can wreak havoc…

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TB Joshua is dead, SCOAN confirms

The pastor of Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Prophet TB Joshua has died at the age of 57. This was announced in a statement titled, ‘Prophet TB Joshua – June 12th 1963 to June 5th 2021,’ issued on the verified Facebook page of his ministries on Sunday. The cause of his death was not revealed. However, the statement said the clergyman spent his last moment on earth in the service of God. “On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time…

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FG deactivates Twitter

The federal government has finally deactivated Twitter. This is the sequel to the directives given to all telecom operators in the country to deactivate twitter on their networks by 12 midnight. Efforts by National Infinity magazine, to post on its Twitter handle @jidecma, have largely been unsuccessful as the site is declared not reachable. The action is a direct result of the decision of the Nigerian government to ban activities of Twitter in the country following the deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet, which the microblogging site deemed offensive.

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Home gal, Ese Brume out-jumps Chioma Ajunwa’s 25yr-old record

Twenty-five years after long jumper, Chioma Ajunwa, conquered the world by winning a gold medal at Atlanta ‘96 Olympics, another Nigerian, Ese Brume, has made big headlines in that country, this time in the city of California. Brume, who was Nigeria’s only athlete to reach the final of any event at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil, jumped a distance of 7.17m on Saturday at Chile Vista Festival in California to become the first African woman to ever make such a mark. She shattered Ajunwa’s 25-year-old Long Jump record of…

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‘IBB slept with me’ -Popular actress

Popular Kannywood actress, Ummi Ibrahim, has confirmed rumours that she once had a romantic relationship with former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida. The Daily Trust reported that Ummi spoke amid social media rumour of an intimate relationship between her and Babangida. The beautiful actress confirmed the rumour, but did not say whether she was a side chick when Babangida’s wife of 40 years was alive. “Former Head of State General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida was my boyfriend then but not anymore,” she told Daily Trust. “However, we are presently friends and…

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JAMB postpones 2021 UTME, extends registration

Nigeria’s tertiary institution’s admission regulator, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, announced that the examination date has been shifted from June 19 to July 3. He made the announcement at a press conference on Saturday in Abuja, adding that the deadline for registration has been extended by two weeks. With this, the registration exercise will now end on May 29. “The 2021 Mock UTME earlier scheduled for 20th May 2021 will now…

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Leicester City makes history, beat Chelsea to lifts FA Cup

It was a massive day for two Super Eagles players; Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as the duo made history with Leicester on Saturday, 15 May, 2021 winning the first FA Cup for the Foxes. Belgian international, Youri Tielemans’ 60th minute goal decided the keenly contested encounter at Wembley Stadium in London. Chelsea taught they had equalised when former Leicester player, Ben Chilwell poked home in the 88th minute but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) spotted an offside in the build-up to what would have been a relief for the…

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Rohr shortlists 29 for Cameroun friendly

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has drawn up a provisional squad list of 31 players for Nigeria’s international friendly game against five-time African champions Cameroon in Austria on Friday. The game will take place at the Wiener Neustadt in the Austrian capital, Vienna starting from 8.30 pm Austria time, according to a statement from the Nigeria Football Federation. Headlining the list unveiled on Friday is Captain Ahmed Musa, with deputy captain William Ekong, goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Victor…

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UEFA move Champions League final to Porto

UEFA announced on Thursday that the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea had been moved from Istanbul to Porto. The match on May 29 has been switched to the Estadio do Dragao to allow English spectators to attend as travel between the UK and Turkey is suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, European football’s governing body announced up to 6,000 supporters from each club will be able to attend. “We accept that the decision of the British Government to place Turkey on the red list for travel…

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Why Fr. Mbaka shut adoration ministry

Following the desecration of the Catholic Cathedral Church by the supporters of the Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, AMEN, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, he has announced the immediate shutdown of all activities in the ministry till June 10, 2021. Mbaka’s supporters had on Wednesday last week attacked the Bishop’s Court and diocesan cathedral, destroying valuables, property and desecrating the Holy Altar of the church. But Mbaka in a release he personally signed, and made available to our correspondent through his Media team on Tuesday morning, said he would be…

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‘I won’t mourn you’ -Read Pastor Dare Adeboye’s emotional tribute to late hubby

Let the Redeemed of the Lord shout a wonderful Hallelujah. That Hallelujah is standing on one leg, I want you to jump up, rise on your feet and shout Hallelujah. Pastor Dare, my husband was a wonderful person. He was amazing in every sense of the way.I do not mourn him at all, I weep because he left me.He slept, he did not die and I know, I am sure, because on the Resurrection morning, he will rise again and we will see him in glory.I am sure because he…

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Bill Gates daughter, Jennifer speaks on her parents’ crashed marriage

Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Billionaire Bill Gates and estranged wife, Melinda Gates, has reacted to the divorce statement issued by her parents. Bill and Melinda issued the statement yesterday announcing that their marriage of 27 years is over. They, however, said they would continue to work together on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The estranged couple posted the same joint statement about their divorce on Twitter, which read: “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work, we have made the decision to end our…

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AS Roma name Mourinho manager for next season

AS Roma have appointed Jose Mourinho as their new head coach ahead of next season. The club made the announcement on Tuesday, weeks after Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham Hotspurs. “We are thrilled and delighted to welcome José Mourinho into the AS Roma family,” club president Dan Friedkin and vice-president Ryan Friedkin said as seen on the club’s website. “A great champion who has won trophies at every level, José will provide tremendous leadership and experience to our ambitious project. “The appointment of José is a huge step in building…

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Mega trouble for Baba Ijesa as more Nigerians sign online petition against his release

About 1,200 Nigerians have signed a petition making rounds on social media to forestall the release of popular Yoruba actor, Olarewaju Omiyinka, after allegedly defiling a minor. For now, the target is for the signees to reach 1,500. The actor, popularly known as Baba Ijesha, was arrested last week, after he was reported by the teenager’s foster mother ― a comedienne, Princess ― that he molested the girl when she was seven years old. When the actor was apprehended last Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa…

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Liar! How Mary, Lagos street amputee pure water hawker lied her way to fame and fortune

As the saying goes, the wind has blown open the anus of the fowl exposing claims by Mary Daniel, the Oshodi amputee hawker that she lost a leg in an accident that killed all passengers, including her parents when she was a teenager, have been discovered as false, The Nation learnt on Wednesday evening. Daniel became a sensation weeks ago after pictures of her selling water at Oshodi emerged on social media and attracted sympathy from Nigerians across the world. Daniel, in an interview, claimed she was an orphan with a baby…

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Benzama’s volley saves embarrassing day for lacklustre RMA

Karim Benzema came to Real Madrid’s rescue again on Tuesday, his acrobatic volley earning them a 1-1 draw against an impressive Chelsea side in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.  Christian Pulisic grabbed Chelsea an away goal in a soaking wet contest at Valdebebas but Madrid will be satisfied too, after recovering from a chastening opening half an hour before Benzema’s brilliance left the tie in the balance. Eden Hazard was given 24 minutes off the bench against his former club but despite some twinkling touches, he was…

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See Chelsea’s team list for UCL semi against RMA

Chelsea Boss, Thomas Tuchel has named his 24 man squad that will be travelling to Spain to face real Madrid in their first leg of the UEFA champions league semi final. Chelsea who qualified after beating Porto 2:1 on aggregate will be up against a strong Real Madrid side who defeated Liverpool 3:1 on aggregate. Chelsea fans will be glad to see their in-from team show same character and team effort when they face real Madrid away in Spain. Mateo kovacic is the only player out of the Squad as…

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#RMACHE: Real Madrid name ‘killer squad’ for Chelsea

ZInedine Zidane, Real Madrid’s coach has released his teams’s ‘killer squad’ list for Tuesday’s clash against EPL table toppers, Chelsea FC of England in the first leg of the Champions League Semifinals. REAL MADRID SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Altube. Defenders: Carvajal, E. Militão, R. Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola and Miguel. Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Isco, Arribas and Blanco. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Mariano and Rodrygo. As expected, Toni Kroos is back with the team. The German midfielder rejoined the squad in training on Sunday and is 100% ready to play against Chelsea, so…

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NBC hammers Channels TV’s ‘Politics Today’ over IPOB interview

Nigeria’s broadcast regulatory agency, National Broadcasting Commission on Monday wielded its big stick on Channels Television by ordering an immediate stoppage of one of its programmes, ‘Politics Today’ with a fine N5 million for breaching the broadcast code. The commission said it took the decision following the a live interview the station had with the spokesperson for the Indigenous People of Biafra, Emma Powerful. In a letter to the Managing Director of Channels Television signed by the Acting Director-General of the Commission, NBC, Armstrong Idachaba, the Commission referred to Channels…

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Reps shoot DSTV, makes pay-per-view compulsory, break monopoly

Hon. Uyime Idem, Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Communication, has revealed that he and two other lawmakers had sponsored a bill that has passed second reading on the floor of the house to grant powers to the National Broadcasting Commission to regulate tariffs imposed on subscribers by service providers. Hon. Idem said on Thursday, in Abuja, while briefing newsmen that Nigerians will soon be enjoying pay-per-view bouquets. Idem, who is representing Ukanafun/Orukanam Federal Constituency in Akwa Ibom State, is chairman of the ad hoc committee set…

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George Floyd: World superstars hail cop’s guilty verdict

American superstars like Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey and Viola Davis are among the stars hailing the guilty verdict in the case of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer convicted of murdering a black man George Floyd in the US. The stars are among thousands of people paying tribute to Mr Floyd, who was pinned to the ground by Chauvin in May 2020, after the verdict in the high-profile trial was announced on Tuesday, Skynews reports. Winfrey said she cried tears of joy, while Beyonce welcomed a “good day” and…

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Spurs add to Mourinho’s dismissal profile at EPL

Cristian Ronaldo’s fellow Portuguese and manager, Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham coach after 17 months in charge of the London club. The dismissal by Spurs is the fourth for the self acclaimed ‘Special One’ in the Premiership haven been sacked twice by Chelsea, once by Manchester United and now by Tottenham. According to reports, Ryan Mason and Chris Powell will be in temporary charge until a new permanent manager is appointed. It was gathered that Tottenham have begun the process of appointing a new coach. Mourinho was sacked…

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We want to reduce child abuse cases -Eleto

The CEO of Inclusive Social Welfare Empowerment Foundation, Chief (Mrs.) Pat Eleto has urged the government to be proactive in handling the growing cases of child molestation In Nigeria. She said this, after one Nurudeen Nasiru, a 20year old sex offender was arraigned at the Ebute Meta Magistrate Court, Lagos for a case of sexual assault on a minor. The victim, aged 11, reported the case of repeated molestation by the defendant, and the Inclusive Social Welfare Foundation swung into action by following up, to ensure that the defendant is…

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Ahmed Musa joins Kano Pillars, to be unveiled by Gov. Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, is expected to unveil Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa as Kano Pillars latest signing. The club made this known in a series of tweets on Wednesday. Musa is expected to be unveiled before the second stanza of the league season, according to the club. “Kano State Governor, @GovUmarGanduje to unveils @Ahmedmusa718 before the commencement of the@LMCNPFL second stanza,” the tweet read. Musa joins Sai Masu Gida for the rest of the season, 11 years after he first featured for the club. The 28-year-old previously played for the…

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City break Dortmund’s heart to clinch UCL semi

Manchester City set up a blockbuster Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain as Phil Foden’s second-half winner sealed a 2-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday to send the Premier League leaders through 4-2 on aggregate. England midfielder Jude Bellingham gave Dortmund an early lead, but a second-half Riyad Mahrez penalty and Foden’s powerful strike moved City into the last four of Europe’s top club competition for the second time. Having also scored the 90th-minute winner to give City a 2-1 victory in last week’s first leg in Manchester, England…

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Again Real Madrid halt Liverpool’s UCL honours chase

Liverpool were left to rue a host of missed chances as Real Madrid held out for a 0-0 draw at Anfield to progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League 3-1 on aggregate. Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum were guilty of wasting glorious opportunities to get Jurgen Klopp’s men back into the tie as they failed to replicate a remarkable recovery from 3-0 down to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate at the semi-final stage two years ago. Madrid were far from their best, but did not need to be to…

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Meghan’less’ Harry to attend Prince Philip’s funeral

The funeral of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband will take place next week, Buckingham Palace has announced on Saturday. In a release, the palace also announced a stripped-back ceremony due to coronavirus restrictions, and a return for exiled royal Prince Harry but without his wife, Meghan. Palace officials confirmed Harry would attend the funeral but his American wife, Meghan, who is pregnant with their second child, had been advised against travelling from the United States on medical grounds. Royal officials said Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, which will be televised,…

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Another death hits Nollywood as veteran actor dies in Abuja

Barely a month after the death of veteran actor, Sadiq Daba, another death has hit Nigeria’s film industry as actor, Bruno Iwuoha reportedly died after a protracted ailment. His death was made known by close associates and filmmaker, Derik Zai who revealed that the actor died at the National Hospital, Abuja. According to him, Chief Bruno has been in coma for about 3 weeks, and everything done to stabilize him couldn’t bring him back to life. His remains has been deposited at the hospital mortuary. His family members is yet…

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Sanwo-Olu eases restrictions on social gatherings, event centres

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has granted approval to further ease restrictions on social gatherings and event centres across the state. This was contained in a press statement titled ‘Lagos State Government eases restrictions on social and event centres’, on Friday. The statement was signed by Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuff, and the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola. “The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, after due consultation and deliberations with relevant stakeholders and MDA’s including The Lagos State Ministry…

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Meet Nollywood’s newest rib cracker who dominates social media

Talk about one comedienne who has literally set social media platforms on fire and Bisola Aminat Jimoh popularly known with the stage name and soubriquet Oyo Pupa readily comes to mind. Without mincing words, Bisola who’s also a Nollywood actress is good at making people laugh. If you doubt this, log on to her Instagram account at Oyopupa28 or Facebook at Aminat Bisola Oyopupa and you will be dazzled and mesmerised by her hilarious jokes mostly churned out in Oyo dialect. To say Bisola’s jokes are hysterical is like stating the obvious; her talent has won…

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Drum Majors for Peace celebrates as Morola Babalola, Abitoye sign up as members of African Union ECOSOCC Cluster Committee

The 30th day of March 2021 is a day to remember as the CEO of Townsend Property Investment, Lady Mrs. Morola Babalola and the founder of Digital Space Capital, Mrs. Olubukola Abitoye respectively signed up as members of the African Union ECOSOCC Cluster Committee. These additions became very necessary on the backdrop of their exploits in their respective fields of engagement. Also, in other, for them to advance their wealth of experience in fostering peaceful coexistence among patriots and member states. We at DRUM MAJORS FOR PEACE celebrates and identify…

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Burna Boy, Whizkid make history, become first Nigerian artistes to win Grammy awards

Two of Nigeria’s prolific and internationally acclaimed singers, Burna Boy and Ayo Whizkid Balogun have won their first-ever prestigious Grammies at the 63rd Grammy Award ceremony. Nigerian superstar, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has won his first-ever Grammy Award for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’ off the 2019 album, ‘The Lion King’, at the 63rd Grammy Award. He won the award alongside Beyonce, who owns the song and featured artists – Wizkid, Blue Ivy, and SAINt JHN It also marks the first Grammy Award for Beyoncé’s daughter. The award…

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Sokoto stands still as Ex-Emir, Sanusi receives Tijaniyah’s grand honour

The ancient town of Sokoto came to stand still and social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols were abandoned as the Tijaniyah, a Muslim group, appointed a former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, as the new Caliph in Nigeria. In photos shared on Facebook by the ex-Emir’s spokesperson, Saadatu Ahmad, Sanusi, who flew in from Oxford University in England, where he is a visiting scholar, was seen on a rostrum, addressing a mammoth crowd with hundreds of people clustered as they stood under the open sky. Before attending the ceremony,…

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“I am very happy I handed him his first defeat,” says Blachowicz as Adesanya loses heavyweight title fight

Jan Blachowicz has defeated Israel Adesanya to retain his light heavyweight title by unanimous decision at UFC 259 in Las Vegas on Sunday. Jan Blachowicz (28-8) was awarded an upset unanimous decision victory over Israel Adesanya (20-1) after judges handed scores of 49-46, 49-45, and 49-45 in favor of the Polish champion. In the first three rounds, both men minimised mistakes and scrambled to find their stance but Blachowicz bulldozes his way into a dominant mounting position in the fourth and fifth rounds. Israel Adesanya had intended to burnish the…

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