Sunday , 19 February 2017

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Borno FA Appeals To State Govt Not To Convert Abandoned Stadium To Market

  The Borno Football Association, on Sunday appealed to the state government to rescind its decision to convert the abandoned multipurpose stadium project along Kano road in Maiduguri, to a market. The Acting Commissioner of Environment, Kakashehu Lawan, had recently announced the immediate conversion of the stadium to a market. …

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I Will Win Again In 2019, Gov Ortom Boasts

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue said on Sunday that he was “very optimistic” of securing a second tenure as governor, in 2019. Mr. Ortom spoke in Agbeede, Konshisha Local Government of the state, at a thanksgiving mass in honour of his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase. He said that he …

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‘I Am Ready To Step Down As PDP National Chairman’- Sheriff

Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff has said he is willing to step down as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), if it is in the best interest of the party. “I am willing to relinquish the position for the party to move forward into achieving its goals,” he said …

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“Crazy In Love”; Man Shoots Neighbour In Broad Daylight For Looking At His Wife (Photos)

An angry husband appears to have been captured on film shooting his neighbour in broad daylight after accusing him of looking at his wife. Filmed from a window or balcony above the street where the two men are arguing, the 45 second clip shows the shooter, with dark hair and …

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Released! Here Are The 9 Golden Tips That Made Aliko Dangote The Successful Billionaire That He Is

Aliko Dangote has become a household name in Nigeria due to the height of success he has climbed. If you are a thoroughly bred Nigerian, then you will understand that everyone dreams of being accorded the level of respect Dangote is being given in the society and outside it. Being …

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Chelsea Managing Director Christian Purslow Confirmed To Step Down At The End Of The Season

Chelsea have confirmed managing director Christian Purslow will leave the club at the end of the season. Purslow, who previously held a similar role with Liverpool, has been at Stamford Bridge for the last two seasons and overseen a number of major commercial deals. During his time at the club, …

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If Buhari Can Receive Visitors, Why Can’t He Address Nigerians – Niger Delta Group Blasts Presidency

A group known as the Coalition of Urhobo Nation Youth Leaders and Stakeholders (CUNYLS) has demanded that the presidency release a video recording of President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in the United Kingdom on medical vacation. The group made the duggestion on Friday, February 17 in a statement signed …

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Acting President Osinbajo Signs Seven Bills Into Law (See Them)

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has assented to seven bills passed by the National Assembly. The bills are: Oath (Amendment) Act 2017, Defence Space Administration Act, Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment Act). This was confirmed by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang. Other …

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Ogun State Shuts Hospital Where 4 Pregnant Woman Died, 7 Others (Read)

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has said that additional eight private health facilities have been shut down following the refusal of the owners to revalidate and register the facilities. Ipaye, who stated this while monitoring the level of compliance of the revalidation and registration of health facilities …

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This Is What FG Has Decided To Do With Diezani And Yakubu Loot

Following the seizure of loot allegedly stolen by government officials, the Federal Government has decided on what to do with the funds… The Federal Government is set to invest some of the recently recovered funds on its social intervention programmes. A top government official told SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday that …

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“Buhari Administration Is A Failure But We Will Bring A Younger Alternative In 2019” – Arewa Youth Leader Speaks

In an interview with VANGUARD, Shettima Usman Yerima, president of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), says the northern region will have to present someone else for the presidency in 2019 because the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has “failed.” Yerima, who said the north is unstoppable at the moment, and …

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Gun Shot Can’t Penetrate My Body, I Got My Charm In Ijebu – Notorious Cultist Confesses

It was the end of the road for a notorious leader of a cult group in Lagos as he was arrested over the weekend by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos Police Command in Jakande Estate, Ajah area of the state. 35yrs old Andrew Awalebi, who was …

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Goje, Huge Problem For APC In Gombe – Hon Mailantark

Hon Khamisu Mailantarki represented Gombe/Kwame/Funakaya federal constituency of Gombe before the courts quashed his election. In this interview with LEADERSHIP Sunday, the former lawmaker, who has turned attention to his business, lays bare the issues facing the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) in Gombe and blames the former state governor, Sen …

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Why Oil Companies Can’t Access $600m Local Content Fund – DG NCDMB

In the last seven years, the Nigerian Content Development Fund, NCDF, has grown to nearly $600 million. This was revealed to our correspondent by Simbi Wabote, executive secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB. Wabote further disclosed that irrespective of this available huge chunk of fund, meant …

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Why Igbo Leaders Support New Ohanaeze Leadership – Ezugwu

Chief Willy Ezugwu is a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Secretary General of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties(CNPP), the umbrella body of all political parties and political associations in Nigeria. He is also the National Coordinator of South East …

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The Intrigues That Consumed Katsina Assembly Speaker

Last week, members of the Katsina State House of Assembly, in a move that jolt many people, impeached its speaker, Aliyu Sabiu Muduru, seen widely as the youngest leader of a state legislature in the current dispensation. In this piece, ANDY ASEMOTA explores the undercurrents of the leadership change On …

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Death Penalty: Governors’ Burden And The Elusive Hangman’s Noose

More states are expanding the crimes punishable by death sentence in the face of reluctance of some governors to sign warrants for condemned prisoners to be executed. In this report, OLUGBENGA SOYELE examines the implications of the refusal of the governors to implement the law alongside the arguments for and …

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Medecines Sans Frontieres Open 50-Bed Feeding Centre For Malnourished Children In Borno

The international humanitarian medical organisation, Médecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, on Saturday opened another 50-bed therapeutic feeding centre, for malnourished children in Fori District area of Maiduguri, Borno State bringing a total of such facilities to three. The organizationp, also known as “Doctors Without Borders” said the latest feeding centre, located within the premises of the …

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Buhari: JNI Jigawa Holds Special Prayer For The President’s Quick Recovery

  The Jigawa chapter of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam, JNI, has organised a special prayer for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and his safe return to the country. Its Secretary, Muhammad Babangida, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Dutse. Mr. …

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Arsene Wenger linked with jobs outside England

Arsene Wenger, whose Arsenal contract runs until the end of the English Premier League season, has already been linked with jobs. The Frenchman has already revealed that he won’t be quitting his managerial career should he fail to get a contract extension at Arsenal and there are many European clubs that …

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