Dickson: Ciroma lived for humanity, says ‘we need his likes to rescue Nigeria’

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has said Nigeria needs quintessential and selfless leaders like the Mallam Adamu Ciroma  to rescue the country from the shackles of injustice,  misrule and underdevelopment. A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Francis Ottah Agbo, quoted Dickson as speaking on Sunday in Abuja during a condolence visit to the family of the elder ...

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World Cup referee gets life ban for bribery

A Kenyan linesman, due to officiate at the World Cup in Russia, has been handed a life ban after being caught in a bribery sting. Marwa Range was filmed received a $600 bribe during the African Nations Championship in Morocco in January and is one of 22 referees sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football in an unprecedented clean up, ...

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Farmer/Herder conflict: Presidency warns against fake news, inflammatory statements

The Federal Government has appealed to all its citizens as well as members of the international community to refrain from spreading false stories and inflammatory statements concerning herder-farmer clashes. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, gave the warning in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. According to him, Nigerian Government is working ...

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“I was pushed by the devil,” says man arrested for defiling underage girl

A 45-year-old man nabbed for defiling an 11-year-old girl in Ogun state has blamed the devil for his actions. Musibau Asinde allegedly accosted the girl in his neighbourhood at Ibese in Ogun state and raped her. Afterwards, the girl returned home and reported to her mother who in turn reported to the police at Ilaro Police Station.   Subsequently, the Divisional Police Officer ...

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”We won’t donate land for ranching” South-East governors tell FG

The South-East Governors’ Forum (SEGF)  have rejected the proposal by the Federal Government to establish cattle ranches in some states to solve the frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers.   The governors at a meeting in Enugu state yesterday July 8th, said they would not be donating any of their land to the Federal government for the purpose of building ranches for ...

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Nigerians still await official response from Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun over forged NYSC certificate allegation

  The Presidency, Senate and Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun, have kept mute over allegations published by Premium Times on Saturday that she skipped the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and subsequently obtained a forged exemption certificate in 2009. The minister reportedly graduated from the Polytechnic of East London, in the United Kingdom, in 1989, at 22. The scheme is compulsory ...

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2 Imo-based entertainers kidnapped

Two popular entertainers in Imo state, Ugo Stevenson and Izunna Obiakor, have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Owerri, the state capital.   According to reports, Stevenson, a 2008 winner of Nigeria Music Awards, was kidnapped while on his way home. His abductors have contacted his wife and are demanding a N5 million ransom for his release.   Obiakor on the ...

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Man brutalized his wife over missing N500

A woman has accused her husband of battering her after his N500 went missing at their home in Lagos. Motunrayo Eweje, a hairdresser, claims her husband, Ayoyemi Eweje, couldn’t find the N500 note he kept in a carton on the refrigerator in their Baiyewu, Ikorodu residence. As a result, he accused her of having something to do with the missing money and ...

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Six members of Thai soccer team trapped in cave rescued, six others and their coach to be rescued today

Six members of the Thai soccer team trapped inside a flooded cave have now been brought out after divers executed a carefully constructed rescue mission. According to the Thai Public Broadcast Service, the six other players and their coach who are still trapped in the cave will remain underground and be rescued today.   The starved and exhausted kids are ...

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2 siblings are abducted from their primary school in Anambra, Family cries out.

Two young siblings were reportedly kidnapped from their primary school in Anambra and their location is currently unknown.   The kids, Franklin Ezekwere, 4, and Maryann Ezekwere, 2, were said to have been abducted at the Igwedimma Nursery and Primary School located in the same compound with St Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia in  Awka South Local Government of Anambra State.   School management ...

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Graphic: Young couple, one other killed in ghastly powerbike accident in Port Harcourt

Three persons were killed in a ghastly powerbike accident along Aba Road, Port Harcourt,  yesterday night. According to an eyewitness, the couple were on a speed power bike when the third person tried to cross the road. In attempt to avoid him, the bike crashed killing three of them. “…..im sø bitterhed……..wat a life….this Tragedy…just happened now……..pls if u can recognise ...

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Babcock graduate accuses her ex of trying to leak her nudes but the plot twists and he releases messages where she admitted to cheating on him with multiple men

A fresh Babcock graduate named Anita Kanu took to Twitter to reveal that she broke up with her boyfriend yesterday and he was threatening to leak her nudes as revenge. She shared screenshots of a chat where he made the threats and said she was posting this as a warning before he releases the nudes. It appears her nudes eventually ...

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Daughter of former deputy governor of Ondo State found dead under the bed of her boyfriend’s house

Adenike Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of the immediate past Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Olugbenga Oluboyo, was found dead at her boyfriend’s house in Akure today July 8th..   Oluboyo, who was a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, was found dead in the house of Adeyemi Alao, popularly known as Q.S.   Femi Joseph, the ...

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Another Nigerian man killed in South Africa

Another Nigerian man has been killed in South Africa. The Nigeria Consulate-General in South Africa said the deceased identified as Ozumba Tochukwu-Lawrence, was shot dead at 10 Koppe, Middleburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa, on July 6th.   His attackers were said to have trailed him, shot him six times and left him in a pool of his blood. He died while he ...

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Fire guts NNPC depot in Niger State:Photos

The Depot of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Pogo Minna, Niger state was gutted by fire today.   According to reports, the fire was as a result of leakages from the pipes from the Depot which was noticed on Saturday night before some black marketers stormed the area and started scooping fuel from the leaking pipes which later caught ...

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Oprah Winfrey says she bought a private plane after a rude encounter with someone at the airport

Oprah Winfrey says she had an encounter with a rude fan at the airport in the ’90s, and that led her to use a private plane for travel. Winfrey, who is on the cover of British Vogue’s August issue, spoke with the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful for an interview. When asked about her “greatest luxury,” the actress and humanitarian said ...

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Mark Zuckerberg tops Warren Buffett to become the world’s third-richest person

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person, further solidifying technology as the most robust creator of wealth. Zuckerberg, who trails only Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, eclipsed Buffett Friday as Facebook shares climbed 2.4 percent, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. It’s the first time that the three ...

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At least 9 killed in attack on Somalia’s interior ministry

A least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalia’s interior ministry and security forces killed all three attackers after a two-hour gun battle inside, police said Saturday, as the al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility. A number of people, mostly government workers, had been trapped in the ministry on what had been a normal business day. Witnesses said some ...

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