Monday , 5 December 2016

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Man Fights Kangaroo To Save Dog

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A video of an Australian man engaging a kangaroo in hand-to-hand combat in order to protect his dog has become a sensation on the internet. The man apparently while going on a hunting trip with his friends, suddenly found his pet dog attacked by a kangaroo. As the marsupial grabbed the poor dog in a …

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Ibori To Face 170 Charges in Nigeria on Completion Of UK Jail Term

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is set to re-arrest and prosecute a former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, who will return to the country after completion of his prison sentence in Britain on December 20, 2016. Barring last minute changes, the former governor will be arraigned on …

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NYSC Loses Three Corps Member In Batch ‘B’ 2016

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) said it had lost three serving corps members in Batch ‘B’ 2016. The Director-General of the corps, Brig.-Gen Suleiman Kazaure, disclosed this on Sunday when he visited the NYSC orientation camp in Asaba, Delta. Kazaure said that the cause of the death had not …

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I Set Out To Study Accountancy, But Graduated As An Engineer –Adetiba

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An accomplished professional, Mayen Adetiba, talks about her venture into engineering The dynamics have changed; and more women are trading their miniskirts and high heels for overalls and helmets.   Before it became commonplace to come in contact with female engineers, Mayen Adetiba chose to pursue her dream, and today, …

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My Child Confronted Me For Smoking In A Movie — Aisha Abimbola

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Background I am from Lagos State. My siblings and I were brought up in Isale Eko, where we lived with my father. My mum passed away when I was really young, so I basically became the mother of the house. I became responsible for the upkeep of my siblings and …

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Fake US Embassy In Ghana Shut Down After Issuing Visas For 10 Years

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A fake US embassy in Accra run by a criminal network has been busted by authorities in Ghana. According to the US State Department, the sham embassy has been in operation for a decade issuing illegally obtained authentic visas. Until it was shut down, it was housed in a run-down, pink two-story …

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HIV: Ex-Super Eagles Stars Play Against Nollywood Stars To Raise Awareness

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In a bid to make this year’s World AIDS Day highly impactful, the Nigeria Red Ribbon Coalition, a strategic public-private sector alliance, organised a novelty football match yesterday in Lagos to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and also provide free HIV Testing and Counselling services. The celebrity football match featured ex-international …

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Everton Hold Manchester United To 1-1 Draw

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In what will count as a worrying result for Manchester United, another draw will have them questioning José Mourinho. It is now two wins in 10 Premier League games for the Red Devils in what is their worst start to a Premier League campaign in decades. United were the better …

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Real Madrid Players Celebrate El Classico Draw In The Nude

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Real Madrid played out a 1-1 draw with Barcelona in Saturday’s El Classico thanks to a last minute goal from defender, Sergio Ramos. The result was pleasing for Real Madrid as their lead ar the top of the table now extends to six points following the result. The Los Blancos celebrated …

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University Student Hanged Publicly In Afghanistan

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The Taliban have publicly hanged a University student after accusing him of killing a senior Taliban official. The student was identified as Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student at the Kabul University Polytechnic. “They hanged him on Friday in front of [the] public. Local elders tried to mediate to release him, but …

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Pep Guardiola Apologizes For Brawl In City’s 3-1 Defeat

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Following an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Chelsea at home on Saturday, one of the biggest talking points was the behavior of the players which saw fighting break out in the final minutes. Manchester City duo, Sergio Aguero, and Fernandinho were sent off to compound a disappointing defeat. Pep Guardiola apologized after the …

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Ignore Dubious Adverts, No Sale Of JAMB Forms Yet – Official

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has urged the public to disregard the speculations that it had commenced the sales of its application documents for 2017 UTME by some group of persons. The board’s head of media and information, Fabian Benjamin, debunked the speculations in a statement made available …

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Yaya Toure Charged To Court For Drink Driving

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Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure has been arrested and charged to court on charges of drink driving. Police confirmed that the Ivorian international was driving in Dagenham in east London at the time of the alleged offence. He, however, was released on bail on Tuesday but will appear at the …

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Police Arrest Two For Allegedly Hiding Money Abandoned By Fleeing Robbers

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The Lagos State Police Command have arrested two men for allegedly stuffing N1.5 million abandoned by fleeing armed robbers into their private parts. Adegoke Adewale and Ganiyu Idowu were caught on Thursday evening by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, the police said in a statement on Sunday. The …

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Avoid Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – FRSC

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists plying Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to avoid being caught in a gridlock. FRSC asked motorists to take alternative routes. It explained that fuel-laden tanker fell in Sagamu Interchange and spilt its contents on the road. The Sector Commander of FRSC in Ogun, Mr …

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Bola Kuforiji Is Dead

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A former minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Bola Kuforiji-Olubi, 80, is reportedly dead. She was said to have died, Saturday morning in Lagos. An online platform, The Elites reported that she died at 11:30am. The banker, recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari to thank him for his contribution to her …

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Lady Tries To Wake Up House-Help By Pouring Hot Water On His Face

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The Calabar Magistrates Court has remanded one Ms. Uduak Monday, 29, at the Calabar prison, Afokang, for allegedly pouring boiled water on Daniel Okon Nse’s face, at about 5:30AM on Thursday, 24th November, 2016, in an attempt to wake him up, Crossriverwatch reports. One Emmanuel Agan, who is a neighbour …

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Nigeria Turns To Pakistan, Russia For Supply Of War Planes And Helicopters

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Concerned about global politics surrounding procurement of sophisticated arms from western countries, Nigerian Air Force is expecting arrival of war-planes and helicopters from Pakistan and Russia to boost its fleets. The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, made the disclosure at a breakfast briefing with editors of online media in …

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Buhari To Attend Dakar International Forum In Senegal On Monday

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President Muhammadu Buhari would depart Nigeria for Senegal on Monday to attend the Third Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa holding Dakar. Themed “Africa and its Security Challenges: Perspectives for Effective Solutions’’, the Forum, convened by President Macky Sall of Senegal with support from the African Union …

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Imo Police Command Launches ‘Change Begins With Me’ Campaign

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The Imo State Police Command has keyed into the “Change begins with me” campaign brought about by the Federal Government, thereby promising the citizen of the state improved service delivery. While speaking at the official launching, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Taiwo Lakanu, said the aim of the campaign …

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