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Super Eagles colleagues share match bonus with injured Ikeme

Players and officials of the senior national team of Nigeria gave a share of the bonus they got for beating Zambia 1-0 to goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who is presently down with acute Leukaemia. This much was made known by coach of the team Gernot Rohr during an interview in Lagos ...

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Team mates mob Mikel as he rejoins Chinese club after World Cup qualification

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has resumed training with Chinese Super League club Tianjin Teda after international duty with the national team. The former Chelsea star was supposed to start training with his team on Thursday but took part in Wednesday afternoon’s session upon his return to China. Before ...

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Army says Exercise Crocodile Smile II designed to rid Lagos coastal areas of criminality

The top hierarchy of the Army has commenced its much publicized Exercise Crocodile II in Lagos, saying the earlier conducted in the Niger Delta was a huge success. This is coming just as Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai explained the rationale behind the decision of the force to ...

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Court convicts 45 Boko Haram members, discharges 468 others in Niger

A Federal High Court sitting in Kainji, Niger State has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail. This is contained in a statement issued on Friday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and signed by his Special Adviser, ...

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Ambode, others to honour Fela at late musician’s 79th birthday

The Lagos State government has announced plans to honour the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, as the weeklong activities marking his 79th posthumous birthday and the 20th anniversary of his death draw to a close. In a statement issued on Thursday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. ...

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FG seeks new investors for power sector, set to divest from privatized firms

The Federal Government says  the privatised power sector  will open up for new investment process to enable  new investors invest  further  in the development of the sector. The Minister of State for National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said this in Abuja on Friday, adding that the plan by government became necessary ...

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Nigeria, Morocco signs MoU on agriculture insurance coverage

The Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two Moroccan firms to expand agricultural insurance coverage in the country. The two firms are Mutuelle Agricole Marocaine d’Assurance (MAMDA) and MAMDA Reassurance (MAMDA-RE). The partnership would also cover the expansion ...

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S’African gives go ahead on trial of Zuma for corruption

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling by the High Court that had reinstated corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma. Zuma approached the court seeking to have a Pretoria High Court judgment in April 2016 that ordered a review of a decision by the National Prosecuting Authority ...

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New law says swearing in of president, vice to be in Assembly chambers

The Senate has passed a Bill for an Act enacting that henceforth, inauguration of the President and Vice-President of Nigeria will be holding at the National Assembly Complex. The resolution of the Senate came through a report of the Senate Committee on Special Duties which was overwhelming voted for in ...

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Amnesty accuses Cameroon of mistreating detained activists

Amnesty International on Friday accused Cameroon of detaining no fewer than 500 people “like sardines” in overcrowded detention facilities following mass arbitrary arrests in two English-speaking regions. The human rights watchdog said in a statement that the detainees were arrested when protesting in dozens of towns in Cameroon’s Anglophone North-West ...

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