Monthly Archives: June 2017

Federer wins 9th Gerry Weber Title

Veteran Roger Federer took his 9th Gerry Weber title on Sunday in Halle, despatching German, Alexander Zverev in two straight sets, 6-1 6-3. The match lasted just 53 minutes. The Swiss ace lifted the trophy without dropping a set all ...

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BACK-TO-BACK: Wizkid wins BET award again

Ace Nigerian musician, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as ‘Wizkid’ has won the BET award for the Best International Act category. The singer was announced the winner on Saturday in Los Angeles, US. Wizkid was nominated for the 2017 BET Awards ...

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Wike dissolves his cabinet

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has dissolved his cabinet. He directed all former commissioners to hand over to the permanent secretaries in their ministries. The development was disclosed by Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media, who issued ...

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SALLAH TRAGEDY: 120 die in oil tanker fire

Over 100 people have died and another 100 injured after an overturned oil tanker caught fire. The tragedy at the Ahmad Sharqia area of Bahawalpur in Pakistan on Sunday morning occurred as a crowd attempted to scoop fuel from the ...

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SALLAH: President Buhari and Dogara’s message to Muslims

As Nigerians celebrate eid-el-fitr to mark the end of the Ramadan, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of greetings to the Muslims, urging them to live in peace and avoid reckless utterances. Also the Speaker of the House of ...

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Today is eid-el-fitri – Sultan

Nigerian Muslims have been directed to observe eid-el-fitr on Sunday to effectively mark the end of the Ramadan. Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, said that the order followed ...

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Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final, Russia out

Portugal and Mexico have booked their places in the semifinal stage of the ongoing FIFA Confederation Cup taking place in Russia. Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal teammates made it look so easy as the European champions comfortably dispatched New Zealand ...

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Trump bans cameras at White House press briefings

President Donald Trump’s administration has banned cameras from the daily press briefing at the White House. However, the resourceful US media are undaunted as they   deployed sketch artists to cover the event. Cable news channel CNN sent sketch artist Bill ...

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GTBank-Ogun State Principals Cup (Season 5) Semi Finals June 2017

Students and football lovers in Ogun State defied the torrential rainfall as they trouped out enmass for the semi-final fixtures of the GTBank Ogun State Principals Cup at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Makun High ...

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Malnutrition, disease loom in Nigera, others

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that malnutrition, thirst and disease threatened lives of millions of children in Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Mr Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director for Emergency Programmes, said in a statement issued in ...

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