Monthly Archives: July 2017

CAF approves 24-team format for 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee, at a meeting in Rabat (Morocco), on Thursday approved the proposal for the the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled to hold in 2019, in Cameroon, to have ...

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Linkin Park lead singer “commits suicide”

The lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, was found dead on Thursday (July 20) at his southern California home in an apparent suicide, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said. Coroner’s office spokesman Brian Elias said his ...

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O.J Simpson, Ex-American Football Star Granted Parole after 9years

70-year-old former American football star, O.J Simpson, has been granted a parole, and he is expected to leave prison as early as October 1. Reprieve came for the former star on Thursday, after a parole board voted to approve his ...

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Nigerian taxi driver kills ex-ambassador, steals car

Detectives from Apo Divisional Police Station, Abuja have tracked down and arrested a taxi driver, Sikiru Lamidi, who allegedly murdered a former Nigerian ambassador to South Africa, Ngam Nwachukwu, on November 24, 2017. THE PUNCH reported that Lamidi, from Oyo ...

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Court orders remittance of $792.3m hidden in seven banks to TSA

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has granted an interim order for the remittance of a total of $793,200,000 allegedly hidden by seven commercial banks in violation of the constitution and the treasury single account (TSA) policy of the ...

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Senate confirms 8 Resident Electoral Commissioners nominees, others rejected

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of 8 Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC). Those confirmed include: Mrs Asmanu Maikudi from Katsina State, Mr Sam Olumekun from Ondo State, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu from Sokoto State, Mr Kassim Geidam from Yobe and ...

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INEC asks court to lift order halting Dino Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to set aside an earlier order of the court, suspending the recall of Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) from the Senate. INEC commenced Mr. Melaye’s recall following the ...

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Some security agencies using our name for illegal operations – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has noted, with dismay and total condemnation, the activities of impostors including some security agencies who have continually engaged in illegal security operations, allegedly in the name of the Service, in parts of the ...

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Osinbajo writes Reps, seeks approval for N135.6 virement

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has written to the House of Representatives requesting approval for “virement’’ of N135.6 billion to fund some critical projects in the 2017 budget. The request was made in a letter dated July 18, 2017, which ...

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They gave me Biafra with only the five Igbo states – I said no

The self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday disclosed that while he was incarcerated, he was the sovereign state of Biafra but he rejected it because it had only the five Igbo States. Speaking further ...

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