ODION Ighalo opened scoring to inspire Watford to their first win of the season as they defeated West Ham 4-2 as injured Alex Iwobi returned to action for Arsenal. Watford now have four points from as many matches. Ighalo pulled a goal back for Watford in the 41stminute after hosts West Ham had raced to […]
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KELECHI IHEANACHO has said it means the world to him to be the match winner for Manchester City against city rivals United at the weekend. At 19, he became the youngest ever City scorer in this Derby. â€œI am so happy to score the winning goal in the Manchester Derby,â€ he said after the game. […]
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MILITARY troops have rescued a kidnapped victim, destroyed 52 illegal refineries and refinery cooking pots in Krakrama, Bille and Better land communities in Rivers State. According to a statement by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, troops of 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, in an anti-cultism operation, yesterday, cleared a notorious kidnappers […]
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Bad roads, reckless driving top causes MORE than 150 Nigerians die of road accidents daily due to over speeding rather than the poor network of roads. Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, stated this at the third quarter, 2016, stakeholders/fleet operatorsâ€™ meeting on the speed limit device in commercial vehicles, at the […]
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VICAR of the Church of the Resurrection, Anglican Communion, Lagos, Ven. Ife Okupevi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps in addressing the challenges facing the country. Speaking at the funeral service for late Mrs Elizabeth Nwogwugwu, the mother of THISDAY newspaper editor and Group Executive Director, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Okupevi urged the […]
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IYIOLA Oyedepo, the Peoples Democratic Party Chairman in Kwara State, has described as illegal, the extension of the tenure of a council chairman in the state, Waheed Olanipekun. Oyedepo told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone that the state government erred by seeking extension of Olanipekunâ€™s tenure, which was granted by the state House […]
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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari was one of the world leaders that commended the British Prime Minister, David Cameron as courageous statesman following the referendum that will see Britain exit from the European Union. In a statement issued in Abuja last Friday by the presidentâ€™s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari […]
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NigeriaN Telecommunication operators has rejected the plans by the federal government to introduce communications tax saying it would impact negatively on economic and broadband development. This was disclosed in a Â statement signed by the ALTON executive secretary, Gbolahan Awonuga, it stated that â€˜the introduction and collection of the Tax without the exclusion of the applicability […]
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NigeriaN Stock Exchange (NSE) all-share index (ASI) and market capitalisation ended the week lower by 0.65% to close at 27,577.52 points and N9.473 trillion respectively. â€œSimilarly, all other Indices finished lower during the week, with the exception of the NSE Main Board Index, NSE Insurance Index, NSE Consumer Goods Index and the NSE Pension Index […]
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ECOBANK Nigeria has launched Ecobank MasterPass QR, a Mastercard global digital system that allows people to pay for services using mobile phones. The innovative new platform will also enable micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria to receive digital payments from millions of customers. Ecobank Masterpass QR, makes electronic payments safe, simple and smart. […]
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PRO-BIAFRA group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the federal government of trying to kill its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu. A statement signed by its spokesmen, Barrister Emma Mmezu, and Dr. Clifford Iroanya respectively, accused the government of being the brain behind the cannister of a poisonous gas thrown into his Kuje Prison cell […]
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PRELATE Emeritus, Methodist Church Nigeria, Dr. Sunday Mbang, has condemned the use of military force by the federal government to restore peace in the Niger-Delta. He identified lack of continuity in ideas and execution of government projects and programmes by successive administrations as part of the problems facing the country. In an interview with journalists […]
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CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation, Ali Wakili, has expressed optimism that Nigeria would get out of its economic recession, following the commitment of the federal government to ensure full implementation of the budget. Senator Wakili, representing Bauchi South, stated this at the weekend in an interview with journalists shortly after distributing motorcycles and tricycles […]
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DEPUTY Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has enjoined the Muslim Ummah to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration to pray for the nationâ€™s quick recovery from its current economic recession, expressing confidence that Nigerians, working together, can heal the nationâ€™s economy. He, however, noted that prayer alone is not enough since Islam advocates both work […]
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INTER Party Advisory Council, IPAC, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security operatives to ensure a level playing field for all political parties that will participate in the rescheduled Edo State governorship election. Chairman of IPAC, Muhammad Lawal Nalado, gave this advice in an Eid-el-Kabir message to Muslims, where he also enjoined […]
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COALITION for Women Advancement in Africa, COWAA, has described the #BringBackOurZariaGirls hashtag created by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, as the height of irresponsibility, saying it is an insult to the memory of the Chibok girls who were kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram terrorists two years ago. The group condemned the hashtag […]
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EKITI State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated Muslims in Ekiti, Nigeria and the world at large and indeed all Nigerians on the celebration of yet another sallah and urged all citizens to adhere to the tenets of peace being preached by the Islamic faith. Citing the Holy Quran: 2, 208, which says: â€œO you who […]
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A BILL to restrict president, governors who have acted for two years to contest only one term is being proposed by chairman of the Special Ad-hoc Committee on the 1999 Constitution and deputy speaker of the House, Hon Yussuff Lasun. The bill provides that â€œno person who had held office of president or governor of […]
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WORLD BANK has expressed commitment to sustain its partnership with Nasarawa State government through its assisted community development project to provide social amenities to improve the living standard of the rural populace in the state. The Task Team Leader, TTL, World Bank Assisted Community and Social Development Project, Professor FolusoOkunmadewa made the commitment on Thursday […]
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MR JUDE Idimogu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, at the weekend Â said the postponement of the Edo governorship election, though unfortunate, would not change where the pendulum would swing in the poll. Idimogu (PDP-Oshodi- Isolo II) said that the shift was simply a case of postponing the evil day as the […]
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