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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Dikko, ex-Customs CG dies

Abdulahi Inde Dikko, the immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, who ran one of Nigeria’s biggest cash cow like a personal fiefdom has died after a protracted illness. Abdulahi Dikko, who hailed from Katsina State was the NCS boss from 2009 to 2015 and has been facing a probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission. The anti-graft agencies seized his house said to be worth N1.1bn as well as cars worth hundreds of millions of…

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‘What Chico Ejiro did to me’ -Segun Arinze

Popular Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze is not only known for his acting prowess but also his signature look, his bald head. In an exclusive chat with The Punch, the movie star revealed that his look was inspired by the late filmmaker, Chico Ejiro. Arinze noted that he began to rock the bald look after he starred in 1996 classic movie, Silent Night, where his character was required to be bald. He said, “I did not lose my hair. When Chico Ejiro called and asked if I would like to play…

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See full list of 20 FG approved new private universities

The Federal Government on Wednesday granted provisional licences to 20 new private universities to operate in Nigeria. The decision was taken at the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting. The minister said the approved universities would get their provisional licences from the National Universities Commission. He said they will operate with the provisional licences “for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go…

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Unveiling Isiaka Oladayo Amao, Nigeria’s new Airforce Chief

Nigeria’s newly appointed Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao was born on September 14, 1965, at Enugu in present-day Enugu State. He hails from Oshogbo LGA of Osun State. He began his educational pursuit at Nuhu Bamali Pry School Kaduna from 1971 – 77 and was at Command Secondary School Kakuri Kaduna from 1977 – 82. He proceeded to Federal College of Freshwater and Fisheries Technology (FCFFT) New Bussa from 1994 – 96, and then the University of Madras India from 2002 – 2003, Kaduna Polytechnic…

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Tuchel to step in as Chelsea dump Lampard

Frank Lampard is set to be sacked as head coach by Chelsea with former Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel replacing him, it will be confirmed later today. Chelsea beat Luton Town 3-1 in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday but the result was not enough to keep Lampard in his job. According to Sky in Germany, Tuchel is in line to replace Lampard. The German coach left PSG in December. Lampard was appointed head coach at Stamford Bridge in July 2019 and during his first season guided the club…

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Presidential Spokesman speaks on son’s gay status

Dr. Doyin Okupe, a spokesman for former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan insists his son’s decision to openly declare himself a homosexual is a spiritual challenge. According to a series of tweets in reaction to a viral photo showing his son, Bolu, wearing rainbow boxers with the caption, Yes, I am gay”. Okupe said as an evangelist, he would never accept homosexuality as it is at variance with Christian values. He, however, said he was hopeful that God would intervene, adding that he had been aware of his son’s…

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Trump’s daughter engages lover from Nigeria

Tiffany Trump, outgoing US President Donald Trump’s daughter, on Tuesday, announced her engagement to her Lebanese fiancé, Michael Boulos. The 27-year-old daughter of the outgoing Republican president announced the cheery news in an Instagram post, some hours to the end of her father’s presidency. The first family will vacate the White House on Wednesday morning shortly before the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden as the 46th American president later tomorrow afternoon. “It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White…

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Again, COVID-19 claims another billionaire

Again, COVID-19 struck the circle of the high and mighty in the society as it claimed renowned businessman and society top shot, Boluwatife Akin-Olugbade. The 64-year-old patriarch of the society and Aare Ona Kakanfo of Owu Kingdom, reportedly died today, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, after a brief illness traced to complications from COVID-19. The late foremost corporate lawyer was reported to have fallen ill, after returning from a wedding ceremony on December 26, where he had served as chairman of the reception. He was rushed to Paelon Memorial Hospital, Ikeja.…

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Unilag, Uniben announce resumption dates

Authorities of the University of Lagos have approved January 25 as the resumption date for academic activities just as the University of Benin announced January 30 as its own resumption date. Head of the Media Unit of the university, Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, said the institution would commence online classes on the announced date due to the second wave of COVID-19. The Federal Government had approved January 18 for schools to reopen across the country. But branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening.…

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COVID-19 not connected to strange deaths in our family -Orisabunmi’s nephew

A nephew to the late Nollywood actress, Folakemi Aremu popularly known as Orisabunmi, has dispelled the rumour going around that she died of COVID-19 complications. Tunde Onishola, son to the late Kwara Falcons Basketball Club Technical Director, Steve Onishola, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ilorin that the multiple deaths were “just a coincidence’’. Onishola said neither his father, Steve; Orisabunmi and his younger sister, Janet Ademola died of COVID-19 related circumstance. NAN recalls that Onishola died in Ilorin on Thursday, January 7, barely 24 hours after…

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24hr After Death: Another tragedy hits Orisabunmi’s family

A double tragedy hit the family of veteran Yoruba actress, Folake Aremu popularly known as Orisabunmi as her immediate elder brother, Steve Onishola died 24 hours after her demise at the age of 71. Onishola, was the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin died after a brief illness. The State Chairman of the association, Dr. Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death in Ilorin on Thursday. The deceased was the Manager of Falcons on different occasions before he was appointed the club’s technical director. He was part of the…

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Paul Okoye of P-Square tests positive to COVID-19

Paul Okoye aka RudeBoy of the popular P-Square Duo, has tested positive for COVID-19. The artist with the stage name Iamkingrudy took to his Instagram page on Tuesday to make the announcement. He said, “I know as typical Nigerian or African is very hard to believe some will say “experience is the best teacher” “Oh well, the experience and the teacher has visited me and they’ve been dealing with me for more than 10days now”. He advised Nigerians to take the COVID-19 protocols seriously. This comes barely six months after…

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Michael Jackson’s Ranch sold for $22m

Michael Jackson’s famous 2,700-acre Southern California ranch has been sold for 22 million dollars to billionaire Ron Burkle, The Wall Street Journal reported. Burkle, who Forbes estimates is worth 1.5 billion dollars, was a friend of Jackson, who helped manage his money in the mid-2000s, according to the Journal. He is also co-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Neverland was first put on the market in 2015, available for 100 million dollars six years after Jackson’s death. Colony Capital, a real estate investment firm, owned the Los Olivos, California, property under…

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Dark Xmas for Nollywood as filmmaker, Chico Ejiro dies

Darkness befell Nigeria’s film industry on Christmas day as popular filmmaker, Chico Ejiro, died in the early hours of Friday. The prolific film maker reportedly died at about 2am on Christmas Day. Ejiro was popular for his blockbuster movies in the 90s. He produced movies like Silent Night, Blood Money, Deadly Affair, among several other notable movies. In a phone conversation with The PUNCH, his colleague and close friend, Zik Zulu, said, “Yes, it is true, Chico Ejiro is dead.” Also, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas,…

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Breaking: ASUU suspends 9-month strike

The Academic Staff Union of University has suspended its nine-month-long industrial actions. National Infinity reports that the academic trade union body had embarked on an industrial action since March 2020. ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja. He said the suspension of the strike takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, had earlier on Tuesday, assured Nigerians that the prolonged strike by the varsity lecturers would be called off before January 15.…

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LASG ask schools to vacate

The Lagos State Government has ordered public and private schools in the state to vacate on Friday. This was contained in a statement, on Thursday, titled ‘LASG directs schools to vacate on Friday, December 18, 2020’. In the statement, the Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, said, “the 2020/2021 first term academic session for public and private schools comes to an end on Friday 18th December, 2020”. “The Lagos States Government has directed public and private schools in the state to vacate on…

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Pageantry and tradition on display as Ooni receives crown prince into palace

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Tuesday, received his son, Prince Tadenikawo, and his wife, Shilekunola Naomi, into the palace after the mandatory 21-day rites. According to a statement by the palace spokesperson, Moses Olafare, the mother and child accompanied by friends and family members, were received into the palace by the chiefs and Ooni’s traditional aides. Olafare explained that the prince and his mother after entering the palace, stopped at Ile Nla, where they were received by relatives and friends before they proceeded to Emese’s court, where the…

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Carleton’s Sprott School of Business Launches Educational Partnership with Atlantic Hall School in Nigeria

Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business and Atlantic Hall School have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance entrepreneurship and experiential learning opportunities for secondary school students in Nigeria. “We are delighted to enter this educational partnership with Atlantic Hall School,” said Dana Brown, Dean of the Sprott School of Business. “We look forward to collaborating on teaching and learning initiatives that foster entrepreneurship and the next generation of change makers.” Through this partnership, Sprott School of Business faculty in the Technology Innovation Management program will provide training to…

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Fake pictures of Crown Prince in circulation, Ooni warns, names child after late Aderemi

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has insisted the pictures of their newly born crown prince circulating on social media is fake just as the Ooni named his newborn son after the 49th Ooni, Oba Tadenikawo Adesoji Aderemi. The late celebrated and flamboyant monarch, Sir Tadenikawo Titus Adesoji Aderemi, Atobatele 1, was a Nigerian political figure and Yoruba traditional ruler who reigned from 1930 until 1980. He also served as the governor of Western Region, Nigeria between 1960 and 1962. Oba Ogunwusi made the announcement in a social media…

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Video: Ogun State’s popular perm sec in paternity scandal

The last seems not to have been heard about the paternity scandal of former Ogun State,  permanent secretary, Bureau of Protocol and Ceremonials  Mr. Dolapo Odulana, as the lady who accused him of putting her in the family way, Adesanya Adenike Fausat said her son was ready to undergo a  deoxyribonucleic acid, (DNA) test,  a nucleic acid that contains the genetic code. It will be recalled that Mr. Odulana who is said to be a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God was accused by Adenike of being responsible for…

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Access Bank backs Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Citation’ to address issues of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Nigeria

As part of its efforts to address Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s leading financial institution, Access Bank PLC has partnered with award-winning film producer and director, Kunle Afolayan, on his new movie ‘Citation’. In recent years, conversations around gender equality and violence against women have become mainstays in our society. Dr Ajoritsedere Awosika, the Chairman, Access Bank PLC, stressed the importance of the Bank’s efforts towards bridging the gaps that still exist, saying, “At Access Bank, we believe in gender equality and we also believe…

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Arsenal stuns Man U at home

Arsenal won away at Manchester United in the Premier League for the first time in 14 years as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty earned a thoroughly deserved 1-0 win for the Gunners on Sunday. United’s run without a home win in the league stretches to six games as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men sink to 15th in the table. Starved of the chance to counter-attack by the visitors’ disciplined set-up, United were far from the threat that thrashed RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League in midweek. Arsenal have struggled for goals of…

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Ronaldo returns, scores twice to revive Juve’s title defence

Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench to score a brace on his return from coronavirus as Juventus got back to winning ways in Serie A with a 4-1 victory against promoted Spezia on Sunday. The champions ended a run of three consecutive draws to move second in Serie A, four points behind leaders AC Milan, who beat Udinese 2-1 earlier in the day thanks to a spectacular late winner from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ronaldo replaced Paulo Dybala in the 56th minute in Cesena with the match level after Tommaso Pobega had…

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FG to close 3rd mailand bridge tomorrow

The Federal Government has announced that a section of the Third Mainland Bridge will be completely closed for three days for repair works. According to a statement on Wednesday by the Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Joshua Popoola, the total closure of the section of the bridge will start from Friday midnight. He explained that the repair works on the bridge had reached a stage where there should not be any form of movement or vibration on the bridge for concrete casting. Part of the statement read, “The first total…

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AIB’s shocking revelation on Opebi crashed Helicopter

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Monday released the preliminary report of the accident involving a Bell 206B Helicopter operated by Quorum Aviation Limited which crashed into residential buildings in Opebi area of Lagos on August 28, 2020. According to the AIB report, the helicopter had no fuel left in the fuel tanks after the crash. Though the report indicated that the chopper was fitted with a long range extender fuel system, it, however, did not have capacity for fuel jettison. Experts say the chopper could have crashed on account of…

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“May his type never come our way again” –Rejoicing Unilag lecturers after Babalakin resigned

Lecturers of the University of Lagos rejoiced over the resignation of Dr Wale Babalakin (SAN) as the Chairman of the Governing Council and Pro-Chancellor of the institution. Speaking through the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, UNILAG branch, Dr Dele Ashiru, the lecturers described Babalakin’s exit as “a welcome development”. Ashiru, in an interview with The Punch, said, “It (Babalakin’s resignation) is a welcome development. We thank the visitor to our university, through the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, for putting an end to tyranny, authoritarianism, and dictatorship…

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James reunites with Ancelotti at Everton for £22m

Everton completed the signing of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on Monday, reuniting the Colombian playmaker with manager Carlo Ancelotti for a third time. The Premier League club are reported to have paid £22 million ($29 million) for the 29-year-old, who was top scorer at the 2014 World Cup. James’s performances on the world stage earned him an 80 million euro ($95 million) move to Madrid six years ago and he shone in his first season in the Spanish capital under Ancelotti’s management. However, he fell down the pecking order…

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