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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Neymar apologizes to Cavani, PSG team-mates during PSG training over penalty fight

Neymar Jnr
Neymar Jnr

World-record signing, Neymar, has said sorry to Edinson Cavani and his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates, after he argued with the striker over a penalty last weekend.

Neymar and Cavani clashed over who should take a late penalty during Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Lyon at the Parc des Princes.

Nigeria Wants IMF, World Bank Reformed

Geoffrey Onyeama

Nigeria has demanded the reform of the Bretton Wood Institutions to make them responsive to the needs of developing countries and also reflect the realities of the 21st century.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this at the 41st Ministerial Meeting of the Group of 77 plus China (G77+China) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

WAFU 2017: Super Eagles coach vows to defeat Ghana in final

super eagle
Super Eagle

Head coach of the home-based Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, has said his teams know what it needs to do, to beat Ghana in the final of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) cup final on Sunday.
Salisu, whose team dealt a 2-0 blow to the host nation, Ghana in the final group stage game on Monday, said: “We know what they will be up to and what they will be ready to give to take the trophy.

Oil Not The Biggest Asset In Nigeria – Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Saturday faulted many Nigerians who believed that Oil is the biggest asset in the country.

Atiku who made this known via his tweeter handle equally said that the country’s biggest asset is ‘Nigerians’.

2019 Presidential Election: The Presidency has revealed that only President Muhammadu Buhari can disclose his plans

Buhari in London

Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said this while speaking on the sideline of the United Nations, UN, General Assembly in New York.

Adesina stressed that currently, his principal is concentrating on delivering his campaign promises to Nigeria, adding that when he decides on 2019 election, Nigerians will be told.

Former First Lady Of Akwa-Ibom, Mrs Imo Isemin is dead.

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Imo Isemin

The wife of the first civilian governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Imo Isemin is dead.

Mrs Isemin died in a private hospital in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.
A source in the family, said that the first lady died after a brief illness. She was said to have been taken to the hospital after she suddenly fell ill.

Friday, 22 September 2017

IMO Flood: Heavy downpour leaves several Owerri residents displaced

Owerri flood
Owerri, IMO State

Over 50 houses submerged after rainfall in Owerri Imo state. Several residents of Owerri the Imo State capital have been displaced after a downpour that lasted over 12 hours and has left the city flooded.

Illegal Arms Importation: Customs seizes 470 guns in Lagos.

Col. Ali (rtd)
Col. Ali (rtd)

THE Federal Government is set to meet Turkish diplomats today over the spate of illegal importation of arms from Turkey to Nigeria.

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Comptroller-General (CG) Col. Hameed Ali (retd) said this when he briefed reporters over the seizure of another 470 rifles at Tin-Can Island port in Lagos.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Kenyan Re-run Election: presidential re-run to be held on October 26

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses leaders from pastoralist communities at State House in Nairobi, Kenya September 21, 2017. Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

Kenya's presidential re-run has been rescheduled for Oct. 26, the election board said on Twitter on Thursday, a day after a detailed Supreme Court judgment laid out the reasons why the court had nullified last month's poll.

72nd UN General Assembly: Donald Trump Meets African Leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders to a working lunch on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York.

Mr. Trump, who said he was greatly honoured to host the lunch, which took place at the New York Palace Hotel, described African leaders as “partners for promoting prosperity and peace.

President Muhammadu Buhari Leaves New York For London


President Muhammadu Buhari will depart USA for London today, Thursday, where he would see his UK doctors.Buhari addressed the world leaders on Tuesday in New York at the 72nd session of UN General Assembly.

Groom asks guests to help pay for wedding

Ben Farina and Clare Moran have been together for almost six years and have a three-year-old daughter

A couple unable to afford their dream wedding have asked guests to contribute up to £150 each to attend, under a "business model" devised by the groom.

Ben Farina said his wedding to Clare Moran in June will be "like an all-inclusive holiday" for those attending.

South West military operation to tackle Badoo, others – Army

Nigerian army
Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday identified the Badoo group and other cults as one of the security challenges that Operation Crocodile Smile II would take care of in the South-West.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, who stated this in an interview with newsmen, insisted that the military operations – Egwu Eke II and Crocodile Smile II – like the earlier operations, were not targeted at “any particular ethnic group or group of individuals.”

Curbing Crime: Lagos Police Demolish Shrines In Ikorodu, Lagos


Police demolish more ritualists shrines in Lagos, free couple and discover hard currencies.In an audacious show of force, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State command, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, yesterday led teams of operatives to shrines suspected to be used by kidnappers and ritualists in Ikorodu area of the state. 

12-yr-old Ventriloquist Beats Nigeria’s Favorite, Okwuchi, to AGT Glory

12-yr-old Ventriloquist
12-yr-old Ventriloquist

Darci Lynne Farmer is the new America’s Got Talent champion. The 12-year-old won the night with her incredible singing ventriloquist act, bringing her puppet, Petunia, back on Wednesday for a performance of Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) with fellow ventriloquist Terry Fator, who won season 2 of America’s Got Talent.