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Crystal Palace sack manager over poor start in English premier league

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos The board of English Premier League side, Crystal Palace has sacked new manager, Frank de Boer four games into the Premier League season on Monday. De Boer’s sack is not unconnected to the string of loses, which is the worst start to an English top-flight campaign ...

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Customs arrest officials over seize 1,100 rifles from Turkey

By Olufunke Elushakin, Lagos Men of Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have confiscated no fewer than 1,100 rifles said to have been illegally imported into the country from Turkey under false declaration. Addressing newsmen in Lagos on Monday, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS,), Col. ...

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2019: ‘Don’t campaign for me’, Osinbajo tells group

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has distanced himself from a group known as “Osinbajo Volunteers” which has started campaigning for his election as President in 2019. The group, which is recruiting volunteers for the project, wants Osinbajo to stand as presidential candidate in the 2019 election. While its website featured the ...

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Truck crushes nursing mother to death in Ogun

A yet to be identified nursing mother of a three-month-old baby was on Saturday killed by a Mercedes Benz truck in Orile lmo junction along, Abeokuta Siun-Sagamu interchange expressway. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi who is the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to newsmen ...

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Two female bombers killed in failed attack on Maiduguri, says police

The Police in Borno on Saturday said two female suicide bombers were killed when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri. A statement issued and signed by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, said eight people ...

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Plateau United win first league title with 66 points

Plateau United FC of Jos win 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), their first-ever win, after amassing 66 points from 38 matches. Details later… 329 total views, no views today

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Tragedy as 19 passengers die in Kano auto crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 19 persons have died in a ghastly motor accident along Kano – Katsina Road. The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Sector Command in the state, Mr Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, disclosed this to newsmen in Kano on Saturday, saying the incident occurred near Lambun ...

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Akeredolu wants Ondo included in amnesty programme

The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has urged Federal Government to expand the current amnesty programme to accommodate more youths in the Niger Delta region. Akeredolu made the call when the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Major-General Paul Boroh (Rtd) visited him in Akure. The ...

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D’Tigers overpower Cote d’Ivoire in Afrobasket tournament

Basketball fans on Saturday commended Nigeria’s D’Tigers for their narrow defeat of Cote d’Ivoire, 78-77 in the 2017 Tunisia-Senegal FIBA Afrobasket men’s Championship that dunked off on Sept. 8. D’Tigres, the competition’s defending champions were made to work their socks off by the Ivoirians, who are no push-over in the ...

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Don Williams’ death creates social media buzz 24 hours later

In less than 24 hours, the news of the death of country music ace, 78-year-old Don Williams, has shattered the social media, recording more than 60 million tweets. Notable among celebrities that are mourning the award winning country singer is Kenny Rogers, who tweeted: “Sending my sincere and heartfelt prayers ...

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