Modupe Shode ‘the other Nightingale’ writes for Infinitylive

Modupe Jokotola Shode, a retired Deputy Director of Nursing Services, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), a Fellow of the West African College of Nursing will be joining the Editorial Board of National Infinity Magazine as a guest columnist Mrs. Shode, who retired from Lagos State Civil Service in 2017, holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the National Open University of Nigeria, was dubbed the other Nightingale, during her active year in service, in recognition of her caring and display of uncommon…

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New day in South Africa as Access takes over Grobank

Following the completion of all regulatory procedures, Grobank Limited has been officially renamed Access Bank South Africa Limited. The deal was finalised after Access Bank’s acquisition of controlling shares in the former Grobank Limited, South Africa. With this new development, Access Bank South Africa Limited is positioned to deliver a robust banking operation that connects key African markets. At an official closing ceremony in Sandton on Monday, top executives of the two banks were upbeat about new opportunities for clients, noting that the Bank will continue to support all its…

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Just In: 29 Abducted College of Forestry students relesed

The remaining 29 students of the abducted students of Federal College of Forestry, Afaka, Kaduna have regained their freedom after 55 days in captivity. Chairman of the Forum of Parents of the 39 Abducted Students, Abdullahi Usman, confirmed the release of the students in an interview. Yes, they have been released. “They did not sleep in the (bandits’) camp yesterday. They were taken to the residence of one of the mediators to sleep. We have already sent our people with vehicles and ambulance to go and bring them. We are…

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Kaduna Varsity Abduction: Gumi ask CBN to pay N100m ransom money

An Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, on Tuesday urged government not to take the threat by the kidnappers of students of Greenfield University, Kaduna lightly. Gumi, who stated this in an interview with The PUNCH, said the Central Bank of Nigeria should pay the N100m ransom being demanded by the kidnappers of the students. The kidnappers have since killed five of the students and threatened to kill 17 of them still in captivity if a ransom of N100 million and 10 motorcycles are not delivered to them. Gumi who also spoke…

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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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Civil Defence, Police intercept Four Truckloads of herdsmen and cows

Men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Police in Kwara State have intercepted four truckloads of Fulani/Bororo herders and their cattle in the state and have sent them back to where they came from. Sources revealed that the herders had planned to settle in Offa, Offa Local Government Area of the state before they were intercepted at Ipee town, in Oyun Local Government Area of the state. It was also gathered that the combined efforts of the men of the NSCDC and the police…

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Kaduna bandits release one out of 17 remaining abducted Varsity students

One of the abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, has been released. The mother of the released student, Mrs. Lauretta Attahiru, confirmed this on Tuesday to journalists in Kaduna.She did not however give details of how her son was released as she declined to make further comments. The police could not however be reached to confirm the release of the student as Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, did not respond to telephone calls and a text message. On April 18, another gang of bandits attacked Greenfield…

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How Dangote Cement is boosting Senegal’s Economy -Envoy

Dangote Cement Plc’s huge investment has been described as one of the major contributors to the development of the Senegalese economy. Besides, the Cement plant located in Pout, 60 kilometres away from Dakar, has greatly assisted in strengthening the business relationship between Senegal and Nigeria.  Dangote Cement Senegal currently holds a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per year, producing higher quality cement to meet the country’s demand as well exporting to neighbouring countries around Senegal.  Charge D’Affaires, Embassy of Nigeria, Senegal, Mr.  A.K Zanna, who spoke on the contributions of Dangote…

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Heritage Bank’s YNSPYRE, CREAM Platform April draw produce millionaires

Heritage Bank has continually fulfilled its promises to support the Nigerian Creative Industry, as millionaires emerged from the YNSPYRE product in collaboration with the CREAM Platform. The YNSPYRE account holders who subscribed to the platform by dialing *745*463# on all networks won over N12million during the second monthly raffle draw conducted in April at the weekend. The Heritage Bank’s YNSPYRE event commenced on a great note when D’banj and CREAM Platform introduced the CREAM Merit winners for March, BERRI, a music artiste who carted away sum of N10million in form…

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Firstmonie: How FirstBank is impacting hundreds of thousands of lives, communities all over Nigeria

If you live in Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt, or you reside in any of the other state capitals, you probably take for granted that you actually live in the better of the two worlds that make up Nigeria when it comes to banking. Take Lagos, for example, you would find a bank in almost any corner you turn. You have many streets in business or commercial areas in the city that are lined up by nothing but banks in all their glory and magnificence. If a count is taken,…

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Bill and Melinda Gates opt for divorce

Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, said in a tweet on Monday that he and his wife, Melinda Gates, will be splitting up after 27 years. Financial details are not yet clear. Bill Gates owns 1.37% of Microsoft’s outstanding shares, which are worth more than $26 billion, according to FactSet. The couple were creators, along with Warren Buffett, of the Giving Pledge, which involves giving away more than half of their wealth. Last year Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board as the coronavirus became a force around the world. He began…

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Police arrest kidnappers who killed 6yr old boy after collecting ransom

The Kaduna state police command has arrested four suspected kidnappers who killed their victim, Mohammed Kabiru, a six year old boy, after collecting N1 million ransom. Parading the suspects on Monday in Kaduna, Mohammad Jalige, spokesman of the command, said Kabiru was abducted on April 24 at the Badarawa area, Kaduna. He said the suspects demanded N30 million for the release of the boy, however after series of negotiations, they agreed to collect N1 million which was delivered to them. However after collecting the ransom, the mastermind of the criminal…

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Female farmer, guest kidnapped at Ofada farm

Ogun State Police Command says its men have launched a manhunt for the gunmen, who abducted a businesswoman, Roselyn Edusi, and her male guest on Saturday in a farm near Ofada. The woman, Edusi, is said to be the owner of a restaurant in Omu, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state and was accompanied by her male guest to a farm in the area when they were kidnapped. The abduction was said to have occurred in the afternoon and the victims’ whereabouts had not been known since then. The…

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Army repels Boko Haram attack at Rann

Nigerian Army Troops of the newly reinvigorated Operation Hadin Kai, successfully thwarted Boko Haram Terrorist’s attempt to infiltrate into Rann Town, the capital of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State on 1 May 2021. The terrorists in their numbers attempted to disrupt the peace that has been enjoyed by the border town but were met with stiff resistance as the troops in the area took them on a fierce firefight which lasted about an hour. The terrorists withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries leaving…

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Kaduna bandits threaten to kill remaining abducted students in 24hrs if…

Sani Jalingo, gang leader of the kidnappers of the students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, have threatened to kill the remaining students in their custodyin the next 24 hours if their demands are not met. Jalingo who was quoted in an interview with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America had demanded a ransom of N100 million and ten motorcycles. He reportedly threatened that failure by the Kaduna State Government or the students’ family to meet the demands by Tuesday, would lead to killing the remaining students in their custody.…

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Fidelity Bank to pay 22k dividend per share

The shareholders of Fidelity Bank Plc have unanimously endorsed the payment of a cash dividend of 22 kobo per share to all Shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members at the close of business on April 16, 2021. This translates to a dividend yield of 9.2%, making it the 4th most rewarding Bank to investors in the Nigerian Capital Market. This announcement was made at the 33rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lagos on April 30, 2021. Shareholders who spoke at the event praised the Board of…

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‘We’ve been very professional in our relationship with FirstBank’ -Honeywell Group

Lagos, Nigeria, May 02, 2021: Honeywell Group has said it is servicing loan facilities obtained from First Bank of Nigeria Limited and other financial institutions to carry out its operations. The company, in a statement released in Lagos, said like most companies, it utilises its own equity and borrows from banks and other financial institutions to carry out its operations. It added that it has a strong track record of mutually beneficial successes with its local and international financiers based on honouring obligations and delivering returns to all stakeholders. The statement said…

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Gov. Ganduje owing pensioners N26bn -NLC

The Kano State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje to consider the payment of outstanding pensions, gratuities and death benefits of N26 billion to retirees. Mr Kabir Ado-Minjibir, the NLC Chairman in the state, made the call while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano to mark the 2021 workers’ day. The chairman said that the payment of the outstanding benefits was part of their requests to the state government for consideration. Other requests he said include: review of retirement age for all civil servants…

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‘My stewardship at FirstBank’ -Awosika

Former Chairman, Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Ibukun Awosika, said she had great plans and aspiration for the bank before her sacking on Thursday by the Central Bank of Nigeria. She also said First Bank was able to deliver value to customers and stakeholders under her leadership. Awosika made this known in a statement on Friday posted on her Instagram handle titled, ‘My FBN Group Journey’. Reacting in a statement on Friday night, Awosika chronicled her journey with the board of First Bank which she said…

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Yoruba separatists group, Police clash in Abeokuta

Groups of Yoruba separatist agitators and men of the Ogun State Police Command clashed on Saturday after 11 of the agitators were arrested for defying the police ban on the mass rally in Abeokuta. The rally held jointly by two groups – Ilana Omo Oduduwa and Omo Kootu Ojire Omo Oduduwa Atata – took their procession around Abeokuta in defiance to the police order, barring the demonstration. Out correspondent gathered that the rally which started around 9am was disrupted by security operatives who took over the streets of Abeokuta in…

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Kukah counsels against secession, says Nigeria better as one country

Matthew Kukah, the bishop of Sokoto diocese of the Catholic Church, has advised advocates of secessionist struggle to sheath their swords saying the cost of staying together as a nation is cheaper than the cost of dividing Nigeria. He, however, blamed the All Progressives Congress government led by Muhammadu Buhari for making people feel alienated from governance through inequality in power distribution at the highest levels. Kukah spoke virtually at the 2021 edition of The Platform, an annual conference organised by Pastor Poju Oyemade of the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos. The programme…

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Our story, by FirstBank

We refer to the Central Bank of Nigeria Limited (CBN) pronouncement on the reconstitution of the Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited. Further to the press conference held by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele CON on Thursday, 29 April 2021, the Boards of FBN Holdings Plc and First Bank of Nigeria Limited were dissolved and reconstituted, pursuant to its power under Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020. The Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited is now…

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Drug trafficker excretes N360m cocaine, now in NDLEA custody

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted a suspected drug trafficker, Chigbogu Obiora, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos with 97 wraps of cocaine. NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Babafemi said that the 47-year-old drug trafficker was arrested by operatives of NDLEA on Sunday, April, 25 during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline. He said that Obiora, who arrived in Lagos on board the airline from Entebbe, Uganda via Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, was subsequently…

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Watch Baba Ijesa’s confession video +How he penetrated 7yr old girl using a key

Comedienne Princess who is the foster parent of the 14yr old girl allegedly assaulted sexually by Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha has revealed that the actor penetrated the victim using a key and that actor first assaulted the girl twice sexually when she was 7. Princess said the victim opened up about the incident recently at the age of 14 when a video of Baba Ijesha acting with her showed on their screen at home. Meanwhile, Lagos State  Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team Friday said actor…

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After fooling Katsina Govt, Daudawa, the man who led Kankara school abduction returns to the forest

A Nigerian bandit chief who led the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolchildren before accepting an amnesty deal has reneged on the peace accord with authorities and returned to crime, sources told AFP.x Awwalun Daudawa commanded the abduction of more than 500 students from Government Science Secondary School in northwestern Kankara state last December before handing himself into authorities. His rejection of the amnesty underscores the complexity of engaging with Nigeria’s criminal gangs, setting back efforts to end attacks and kidnappings plaguing the country’s northwest. Some students managed to escape the…

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N7.5bn Mess: Senate queries NSA, Finance Minister

The Chairman, Senate Public Accounts Committee, on Wednesday gave the Ministry of Finance, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation and the Office of the National Security Adviser till Tuesday next week to explain an alleged ‘secret withdrawal of N7.5bn from the two per cent National Automotive Council Design and Development Council Levy Account. The account is domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Committee had two weeks ago while scrutinising the 2015 Auditor General for the Federation’s report summoned the affected agencies to appear before it. The…

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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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Fr. Mbaka dumps Buhari, Uzodinma, blesses Kanu

Fiery Priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Fr Ejike Mbaka, has stated that God had directed him to withdraw his support for the President, Muhammadu Buhari and Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, and to prophesy against them. The respected Catholic priest made the assertion during a recent sermon in his church also blessed the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, for championing the cause of his people. He also spoke highly of Kanu whose group has been proscribed and labelled a terrorist organisation by the…

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FG declares Monday work-free day

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, a public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers for witnessing this year’s celebration. He commended them for their patience, understanding and support in driving the policies and programmes of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari “in its determination to move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.” Aregbesola in a statement on Thursday by the Permanent…

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Banking made simple, by Raheem Adegbolu

Raheem Akingbolu reviews the new FirstBank’s corporate website and reckons that it would go a long way in strengthening the ability of the bank’s patrons and other potential customers in addressing basic banking operations. Outside the physical identity of any brand, the most accessible door into operations of a company in today’s market is perhaps the website. With digital technology taking the lead in today’s business environment, website has swiftly become the virtual meeting point for sellers and buyers. As a result of the fact that website can make or…

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How Lagos socialite was murdered over chieftaincy matters

Chief Rasak Jikoji, a Lagos socialite and top contender for the Badore chieftaincy stool, who a month ago celebrated a court ruling in his favour on the chieftaincy stool has been assassinated. Jikoji was reportedly assassinated on Sunday, April 25, 2021, while returning from a transaction over land matters in company of his personal assistance when he was attacked and shot dead. A family member, who asked not to be identified, said Rasak was involved in a struggle for the chieftaincy stool of Badore. The former occupant of the stool,…

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INEC announces dates for 2023 election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed Saturday, February 18 for the 2023 general elections in the country. INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made this known on Wednesday during a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, organised by the Senate Committee on INEC. He said, “By the principle established by the Commission, the 2023 General Election will hold on Saturday 18th February 2023 which is exactly one year, nine months, two weeks and six days or 660 days from today. “We hope to release…

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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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FirstBank names Shobo MD designate as Adeduntan completes tenure

The Board of First Ban, on Wednesday, approved the appointment of Mr Gbenga Shobo, currently Deputy Managing Director, as Managing Director designate of the bank. Shobo succeeds Sola Adeduntan, who will be leaving the bank in accordance with the bank’s term limit for its Chief Executives, after successfully leading the bank since January 2016. Also appointed is Abdullahi lbrahim as Deputy Managing Director, while Mr. Ini Ebong, Mr. Segun Alebiosu, Mr. Seyi Oyefeso and Mrs Bashirat Odunewu are also appointed as Executive Directors. According to the bank, the decision is…

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Child Defilement: ‘How Baba Ijesa did it in my house’ -Princess

Iconic comedienne Princess has taken to her verified Instagram page to recount how popular Yoruba actor, Baba Ijesha defiled a teenager who she identified as her foster daughter. In an emotion-laden lengthy video, Princess revealed that the immoral act happened in her house when Baba Ijesha came to her for help. She said, “Some years ago, I had challenges with my marriage and I lost a baby. So some parents in my area out of compassion allow their children to stay with me so that I will not feel lonely.…

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Kidnapped Oyo family released, Police silent on ransom

Members of the Oyeniyi family of Ajaawa, a suburb of Ogbomoso and their Ibadan-based hotelier breadwinner, Mr. Oyedokun Oyeniyi and eight other members of their family who were recently abducted by unknown gunmen have been released. It was gathered that the nine captives were released on Tuesday, but the source was silent on amount paid as ransom. The victims were reportedly kidnapped at a hotel in Ajaawa, near Ogbomoso town in Oyo State as the family prepared for a burial ceremony last Saturday. Their abductors had demanded the sum of…

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Fidelity Bank announces N10.1bn PBT for Q1 2021

Top Nigerian lender, Fidelity Bank Plc recorded a strong financial performance in the first quarter of 2021, posting appreciable growth in profits for the period ended 31 March 2021. Details of the unaudited results, released at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) show that Profit before Tax (PBT) grew by 53.9% from N6.6bn in 2020 to N10.1bn for the corresponding period of March 31, 2021.  Similarly, Net revenue in the period increased by 13.4% from N30.3bn in Q1 2020 to N34.4bn in 2021, just as the bank recorded growth in other…

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‘We won’t spare any NGO funding terrorism’ -EFCC

Ahmed Ghali, head of Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has warned that Non-Governmental Organisations aiding terrorism financing and money laundering would face the full wrath of the law. In a statement by the anti-graft agency, Ghali restated that it was mandatory to report to the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering, any transaction through any formal financial channels in excess of $10,000 and any cash donations in excess of $1,000. Delivering a paper entitled, “The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations in Countering Terrorism…

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NAF promise to sustain critical airpower capabilities as Amao wings 4 new combatant pilots

No fewer than 233 Nigerian Air Force pilots are presently undergoing specialized training at different aviation colleges in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa and the Czech Republic. Also, four new wings comprising two fighter pilots and two combat helicopter pilots have just completed their training in the US. Disclosing this at the winging of the four new pilots in Abuja on Tuesday, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, said this bears glowing testament to the NAF’s commitment towards enhancing and sustaining critical airpower capabilities…

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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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El-rufai, Tambuwal seek cooperation to tackle banditry

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal have stressed the need for states to cooperate in tackling the menace of banditry and kidnapping. The two governors took the stand in Sokoto when El-Rufai visited to condole with Tambuwal over the death of Hajiya Aishatu, the daughter of late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello. This is contained in a statement signed by Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Malam Muhammad Bello and issued to newsmen on Tuesday in Sokoto. El-Rufai commended Tambuwal’s unflinching…

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More pains coming as FG plans tariff increase for July

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Monday announced that another tariff review for Nigeria’s 11 power distribution companies would hold in July. The move is coming as electricity consumers, who are mostly on estimated bills, groan under massive rip-off by DISCOs who have largely refuse to make pre-paid meters available to customers. NERC disclosed this in its notice of Minor and Extraordinary Review of Tariffs for Electricity Transmission and Distribution Companies, a development that might lead to a rise in the tariffs payable by electricity users. The commission explained that…

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Panic in Lekki over reported Police, Okada riders clash

Gunshots were heard in Lekki Phase 1 Gate, Lagos State as motorcycle (Okada) riders resisted the police from impounding their motorcycles. In a viral video, people were seen running helter-skelter as sounds of gunshots were heard and weapons were thrown. It was learnt that the incident created panic in the area. Some of the eyewitnesses had alleged that there was a clash between the police and the Okada riders when the video surfaced online on Monday. However, in a statement on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu,…

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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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Again, bandits kill 2 more abducted Kaduna varsity students

Bandits have killed two more students of the Greenfield University, Kaduna State. The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, made this known on Monday. The bandits had on Friday killed three of the abducted students of the varsity, saying it was a warning for not paying the N800 million ransom demanded by them. The Commissioner in a statement, on Tuesday, said the state under Governor Nasir El-Rufai was saddened by the development. He said, “On a sad note, security agencies have just reported to the…

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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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Confusion as gunmen kidnap 10 people in Oyo

A family of 10 has been kidnapped at Agbo Hotel in Ajaawa community, Ogo Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State. Radio Nigeria gathered that the victims included the owner of the hotel, Hon. Olukunle Oyedokun, his younger wife, his baby, two daughters, granddaughter, sister-in-law with her son and a guest at the hotel. The abductors were said to have invaded the hotel behind CAC Primary School, Lagbedu Road at about 10pm on Saturday. The perpetrators reportedly fired shots into the air sporadically, after which they seized the 10 victims…

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Northern Governor splashes N300m on dogs to fight bandits

Banditry, insurgency and other forms of criminal activities may have overwhelmed the governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari.This is particularly so as some of his recent decisions taken by the governor are getting stakeholders worried.One such decision was the purchase of dogs to combat Boko Haram that has been terrorizing the State at a whooping sum of N300 million.An insider who confided in OpenLife disclosed that an American lady who is known to have been a close friend of governor Masari initiated the dog option.She was said to have convinced…

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