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Nigerians troll Banky W for signing deal to manage BBNaija winner, Whitemoney

Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eyes winner, Whitemoney on Tuesday disclosed that he has signed a management deal with Banky W’s media firm, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME). The reality star shared photos from the official signing and also revealed that he had some songs which would be released on the 23rd. Read also: Banky W […]

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Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak, one dies

At least one person has been confirmed dead following an outbreak of the Ebola Virus in the central Mubende District of Uganda. A senior official in the country’s Ministry of Health confirmed the development to journalists on Tuesday in Kampala. He said: “Uganda confirms an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Mubende District, Uganda. […]

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American singer Adam Levine denies illicit affair with model

The lead vocalist of the rock band, Maroon 5, Adam Levine, has denied that he engaged in an illicit affair with model Sumner Stroh. The American singer is married to Victoria Secret’s model, Behati Prinsloo and they have two daughters. Stroh, a popular American model, had claimed that she had an affair with the music […]

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Shonekan’s interim govt designed to fail by military – Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said on Tuesday the Interim National Government (ING) headed by late Chief Ernest Shonekan was designed to fail by the military. Shonekan was appointed the head of the interim government by former military president Ibrahim Babangida in August 1993. Babangida was forced to “step […]

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OPINION: Obidients, ‘Obidiots’ And ‘Zombidients’!

From London where he held official meetings with Nigerian politicians (including ‘Baba’ Olusegun Obasanjo) the Labour Party presidential candidate in the forthcoming presidential poll of next year’s February, Peter Obi, flew to the Americas, (Canada and the United States), for some lectures, town-hall meetings and interviews. Before the USA/Canada trip he had stopped over in […]

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Fake news, hate speech biggest threat to Nigeria’s democracy – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday warned politicians to eschew violence as preparations for the 2023 general elections reach a crucial stage. The ex-president, who made the call at the 2022 peace conference organised by his foundation, identified fake news, hate speech and propaganda as the biggest threat to the nation’s democracy. He urged politicians […]

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Reps summon Account-General over MDAs financial records

The House of Representatives on Tuesday summoned the Acting Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Okolieaboh Sylva, for failing to submit the 2020 audit reports of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs). The Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Oluwole Oke, summoned the AGF at the resumed hearing of the queries against MDAs by […]

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2023: As Christians, we shouldn’t waste our votes —Dogara

Christians in Nigeria have been called on to resist the temptation to cast their votes in the 2023 general elections for the APC’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket of Tinubu-Shettima. The call was made by the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara as he continues to berate his political party for the choice […]

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Senate fixes Wednesday to screen acting CJN, Ariwoola

The Senate has fixed Wednesday, 21st September, 2022, to screen the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola. This was made known in a welcome address delivered by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday. The two chambers resumed activities after two-month Annual Summer Recess. Lawan said the Senate would also begin work on […]

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Lagos govt justifies auction of confiscated vehicles, says traffic laws under review

The Lagos State Government has justified its recent auction of confiscated vehicles owned by violators of traffic laws in the state. No fewer than 130 vehicles were auctioned by the Ministry of Justice and the Lagos State Taskforce last week. The development had attracted mixed reactions from Nigerians with some describing the step by the […]

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Lagos teacher jailed seven years for sexually assaulting 16-yr-old student

A secondary school teacher, Idowu Daniel was on Monday, sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting his 16-year-old student within the school premises. The 31-year-old Daniel, who was arraigned on charges bordering on defilement, was accused of having unlawful […]

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Germany turns to France, as Russia keeps gas supply low

Germany has approached France for gas supply as output from Russia remains at its historical low following a faceoff between Vladimir Putin’s country and the European Union over invasion of Ukraine. Russia had previously accounted for 40% of gas supplied to nations in the European Union, but since the sanctions placed on the country by […]

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Buratai charges Nigerian youths to emulate, Awo, Zik, others

The former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd), said on Monday the All Progressives Congress (APC) remains the party to beat in the 2023 general elections. Buratai, who stated this at the APC Young Leaders Summit in Abuja, urged the youths to vote for the right candidates in the elections. The former Lagos […]

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Over 300 killed, 100,000 displaced by floods in 9 months – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday over 300 people died and 500 others seriously injured in floods this year. NEMA’s Director-General, Mustapha Ahmed, who disclosed this at an emergency technical meeting on the flooding across the country in Abuja, said over 100, 000 people were displaced by flood during the period. He […]

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Court nullifies PDP Rep candidate election in Kebbi

The Federal High Court, in Birnin Kebbi, on Monday nullified the victory of Haruna Garba Argungu in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives primary in Argungu/Augie Federal Constituency of Kebbi State. Justice Baba Gana Ashigar gave the judgment while ruling on an application filed by Sani Yakubu Noma, challenging the emergence of Argungu […]

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Police arrests 10 suspected bullion van robbers in Abia

Police operatives in Abia have arrested 10 members of a dare-devil armed robbery gang that allegedly robbed a bullion van and carted away about N390 million in July. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Janet Agbede, who paraded the suspects before journalists at the command headquarters in Umuahia on Monday, said the suspects specialised in bullion […]

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Nigerian govt plans another increase in minimum wage

The Federal Government on Monday announced plans to increase the workers’ minimum wage from the current N30,000. President Muhammadu Buhari signed the N30,000 new National Minimum Wage Act on April 18, 2019. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, disclosed this when he addressed members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) at a public […]

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Investors lose N18.8bn as Nigeria’s capital market slumps by -0.07%

Investors in the Nigerian stock market lost N18.89 billion following the crash in equity capitalization to N26.66 trillion on Monday. The figure was -0.07 percent lower than the N26.68 trillion posted by the bourse last Friday. Similarly, the All-Share Index shed 35.03 basis points to close at 49,440.21, down from 49,475.24 achieved last week. Investors […]

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Injustice meted to Wike must be addressed —Gov Ortom

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has reiterated his support for Nyesom Wike, his Rivers State counterpart over his alleged maltreatment in the wake of the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ortom made this call on Monday during an expanded caucus meeting of PDP in Makurdi, blaming the National Leadership of the […]

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US, Taliban swap prisoners as detained Guantanamo detainee is exchanged with Navy engineer

The United States has confirmed a prisoner swap with Afghanistan Taliban leaders following the release of an American Navy engineer, Mark Frerichs, in exchange for a senior Taliban figure, Haji Bashir Noorzai, who was detained in Guantanamo by the US. A senior government official who confirmed the prisoner swap on Monday, said President Joe Biden […]

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