Monthly Archives: March 2017

Buhari appoints Osinbajo, 23 others to head agencies and parastatals

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved appointments into the executive management of some government agencies and parastatals. The new chairman of the board of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) is former newspaper editor and ex-presidential spokesman, Duro Onabule. Other executive directors ...

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Man arraigned for raping 16-year-old daughter

A 45-year -old man, Kunle Ajibade, who allegedly raped his own daughter, was on Friday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. He was, however, released on a bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. The accused, a driver, ...

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TENNIS: Konta defeats Venus to reach Miami final

Johanna Konta becomes the first British woman to reach the final of Miami Open by defeating seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 6-4, 7-5. The 25-year-old will face world number 14 Dane Caroline Wozniacki, who overcame Czech second seed Karolina ...

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Ammeded Electoral Act: Senate okays electronic voting, set nomination fee for aspirants

In its amendment of the Electoral Act, the Senate has introduced the use of electronic voting in all elections. According to Section 52 (2) of the amendment passed by the Senate yesterday: “The commission shall adopt electronic voting in all ...

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Park, former Korean president arrested and jailed

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was arrested and jailed Friday in connection to the corruption investigation that led to her ouster earlier this month, authorities said. Park was taken into custody at her home and taken to a detention ...

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HURRAY! StarTimes, Supersport, to show 2017 Confederations Cup, 2018 World Cup, other FIFA events

StarTimes and Supersport have been listed among five satellite entities chosen by world football governing body, FIFA, to broadcast all its events in 2017 and 2018. On Thursday, FIFA said it granted media rights to five major broadcasting entities in ...

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RESURGENCE: Federer defeats Berdych to reach Miami semi-final

Roger Federer gunning for a back-to back Masters trophies, has qualified for the semi-final of the Miami Open, edging Tomas Berdych 6-2 3-6 7-6(8-6). The Swiss maestro survived two match points before beating the Czech  in the third-set tiebreak, digging deep from ...

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THE ENEMY WITHIN AND THE COLD-BLOODED THREAT FROM AREWA (PART 2)

Femi Fani-Kayode Apart from Afenifere, the OPC and a number of noble and courageous elders and leaders hardly anyone else from the south west has spoken up publicly for the Ifes and the Yoruba in this matter and that is ...

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FINE: MTN pays N30b to Nigerian government

MTN has made a payment of N30 billion  ($98 million) to the Nigerian government in part settlement of a N330 billion  fine imposed on the telecoms group for not disconnecting unregistered SIM cards, an MTN source told Reuters on Thursday. ...

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2026: FIFA reveals how 48-team tournament will be allocated

FIFA is proposing a six-nation play-off tournament to decide the last two slots at the 48-team World Cup in 2026. Football’s world governing body has revealed its plans for how the 48 places will be allocated, with 16 European teams ...

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