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Court grants Edo APC woman leader, 4 other bail over fraud case

Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of a Benin High Court has granted Mrs. Aisosa Amadasun, the Edo Woman Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and four others N1 million bail each. The other defendants are: Adama Osabuohien, Prince Stephen Alao, Dove Momodu and Mallam Ali Sulayman. Ovbiagele also ordered the defendants to ...

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George Weah in early lead in Liberian presidential poll

Football icon, George Weah, is in early lead, according to the official provisional results of Tuesday presidential elections in Liberia. The results were released by Mr Jerome Korkoya, Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) at the commission’s headquarters in Monrovia. The results of 1,232 polling units or 22.9 per ...

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Mischief makers twisting Buhari’s engagement with World Bank, Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to a news publication in a national daily purporting the President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered major global financial institutions to tailor their activities towards the northern parts of the country. In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on ...

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Wenger: I’m sure Nigeria will have a great World Cup

Alex Iwobi appears to have won Nigeria a fan in his club manager at Arsenal as Arsene Wenger is tipping Nigeria to do well at the World Cup in Russia next year. Wenger made this known in a video on Facebook posted on the official page of Arsenal while congratulating ...

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NFF to meet England’s Ojo on possible nationality switch to Nigeria

Top brass of the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) will in the coming days arrive the United Kingdom for talks with on loan Liverpool and England U21 forward Seyi Ojo. If all goes well with the trip, the NFF officials are expected to discuss with the young lad, the possibility ...

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JAMB may not reduce 2018 UTME fee, says registrar

The Registrar of   Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede says the board may not review downward the fee for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2018. Oloyede told newsmen on Thursday in Ilorin  that the board had initially thought of reducing the fee  for UTME  in 2018. The ...

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FG clears 55,000 hectares in 11 states for grazing reserves

The Federal Government said on Thursday that it has secured 55,000 hectares of land from 11 states for the development of pasture and paddocks grazing reserve in the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, disclosed this when he briefed newsmen on the Federal Government’s achievements ...

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I’m no longer with Super Eagles’ Anichebe, says DJ Cuppy

The daughter of business mogul, Femi Otedola, Florence popularly known as DJ Cuppy has confirmed a split with her boyfriend, Victor Anichebe. Anichebe is a former player with the national football team, the Super Eagles but now ply his trade with a Chinese club as a striker for Beijing Enterprises. ...

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Buhari wants confirmation for Ahmad as CBN’s deputy governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate urging it to confirm Mrs. Aisha Ahmad’s appointment as a Deputy Governor in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). In a letter to the hallowed chamber read by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over Thursday’s plenary, Buhari said, if confirmed, ...

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Nigerian wrestling champion, Power Uti, arrested over wife’s death

The Police in Lagos have reportedly arrested Nigerian wrestling champion, Power Uti, over the controversial death of his wife, Toyin. Toyin was said to have died in their Ilupeju, Lagos home on Monday morning with the wrestling champion discovering her body. However, instead of taking her to the hospital, Power Uti ...

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