Lagos deposes Baale who planned own kidnap

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday deposed the suspended Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Yusuf Ogundare, for faking his abduction. The faked abduction allegedly took place on July 5 along Centre for Management Development (CMD) Road in Ikosi-Isheri ...

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240 displaced children have died of malnutrition in Borno

Doctors Without Border, a humanitarian aid group, says a total of 240 displaced children have died of malnutrition in Borno state. Moctar Abari, emergency officer of the group – which is also known as Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF) – made ...

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PILA open Igbo language school in South Africa

The Progressives Leaders Association (PILA), an organisation sponsoring an Igbo Language School in the U.S., says a similar school has been opened in South Africa. Mr Chima Umealo, Coordinator of PILA in South Africa, said at a dinner in Johannesburg ...

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Jonathan’s son-in-law shot in Calabar

Goodwill Edward, son-in-law of former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, was on Friday shot by gunmen in Calabar, Cross River state. Edward was reportedly attacked at his residence in the state capital. Hafiz Inuwa, state commissioner of police said, though ...

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3 allegedly die during deliverance service in Delta


The Police in Delta have confirmed that three worshippers died during deliverance service at a Church located in the outskirts of Warri. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident on Tuesday. He ...

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Elder statesman Maitama Sule is dead

Elder statesman and former permanent representative to the United Nations, Maitama Sule, has died in Cairo, capital of Egypt. As disclosed by the family, the burial of the former Minister of Petroleum will take place on Tuesday. “This is to ...

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Ronaldo shows off twin baby boys via surrogate

Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, was released from Portugal’s squad late Wednesday after their defeat on penalty kicks to Chile in the Confederations Cup semifinals in Russia. It is not clear whether Ronaldo travelled to the US Wednesday night. But there are ...

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Buhari and the Hausa language: “Baba just fall my hand” – Rueben Abati

“Baba just fall my hand! Ha, wetin.” “Which Baba?” “Baba Bubu, the President of all Nigeria.” “In the spirit of this season, may Almighty Allah (SAW) grant him good health and quick recovery. It is part of our duty to ...

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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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Six European countries deport 34 Nigerians

Thirty-four Nigerians deported from six European countries for immigration-related offences arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday. The deportees, who arrived at 6:30am, were sent back home from Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Belgium and Hungary. They ...

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