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I won’t fight you again, just retire, says Joshua to Klitschko

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos ANTHONY Joshua has told Wladimir Klitschko to forget a heavyweight title rematch with him and hang up his gloves, The Sun reports. The Ukrainian lost a brilliant fight against the British Olympic star in April for the IBF and WBA belts but he has a rematch ...

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Victor Moses marries long time partner

Nigerian international and Chelsea player, Victor Moses, on Sunday married his long-time partner in London. The low-key wedding ceremony comes after Moses won the Premier League alongside his team, Chelsea and a day after being red carded in Chelsea’s FA Cup final 2-1 loss to Arsenal. Only a few family ...

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I’ll unveil my successor in 2018 –Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Monday said he would unveil his successor in May 2018, urging the people to be patient. Ajimobi stated this in Ibadan during an interactive session with newsmen to mark the Democracy Day and his administration’s sixth anniversary. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ...

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Two injured as customs official’s car rams into RRS vehicle

By Olufunke Elushakin, Lagos Tragedy was averted in Lagos on Monday as a Peugeot 406, with the registration number CS 479 HQ belonging to the Nigeria Customs Service rammed into a stationary police patrol vehicle attached to the Rapid Respond Squad (RRS). According to a statement issued by the RRS, ...

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Obasanjo warns of looming youth anger

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is worried about the anger and frustration of youths. He said if the youth’s anger is not well-managed, it could lead to an “explosion”. Obasanjo spoke yesterday at the Youth Governance Dialogue organised by the Youth Development Centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library ...

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FG threatens to shut land borders over rice smuggling

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Federal Government has threatened to shut some land borders if the smuggling of rice continues from neighbouring countries. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh gave the warning while speaking to newsmen on some of the Federal Government’s achievements in the agriculture sector ...

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UI shut over students protest

Authorities at the University of Ibadan have closed down the school following students protest. In a broadcast today, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka stated that the closure followed protest by students and forestall breakdown of peace on campus. All undergraduates have been ordered to vacate the campus latest by 6pm today. ...

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Ekweremadu advises MASSOB, IPOB against use of force

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, has advised that the sit-at-home order declared by some right groups in South-East for May 30 should be optional. The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB)had called on citizens of South-East to stay ...

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Council polls: Lagos APC to hold primaries in 377 wards, says Afikuyomi

By Olufunke Elushakin, Lagos The All Progressives Congress in Lagos State will hold councillorship primaries in the 377 Wards  of its 57 local government areas on Monday. Chairman of the APC Local Government Electoral Committee, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, announced this on Sunday. “It has become imperative to state for avoidance of doubt ...

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Lagos PDP commends Ambode, scores governor high on project delivery

By Olufunke Elushakin, Lagos The Moshood Salvador led faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has commended the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration for his achievements in infrastructure development in the last two years. The Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the state, Mr Taofik Gani, gave the ...

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