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Saraki mourns Amadi, Maduekwe

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday expressed grief over the death of two notable Nigerians, Captain Elechi Amadi and Chief Ojo Maduekwe. While Amadi, one of Africa’s finest novelist, poet and dramatist passed on at 82 years, Maduekwe, a former Minister who took charge of three federal ministries …

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Bonnie Iwuoha, others, address media on Ogah’s Certificate of Return saga; ‘I never received him at Enugu Airport’ – Gov. Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has vehemently denied a report that he received Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu on his arrival from Abuja, where the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, issued him a Certificate of Return, en route Abia State. According to a statement …

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Okojie takes command of Operation Delta Safe

CHINEDU WOSU, Yenagoa Former Flag Officer Commanding, Naval Training Command, Apapa, Lagos State, Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie, has officially taken over as the Commander of the Operation Delta Safe. Okojie took over from the Commander of the defunct Joint Military Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield, Major General Alani Okunlola now …

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Enyimba lament two straight CAF Champions League defeats

Enyimba attacking midfielder Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has said the side are more disappointed over the loss to the South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns, Wednesday, than anyone else. The two-time African champions lost 1-2 to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions, Sundowns, in their Caf Champions League matchday 2 group clash at …

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FG moves to ‘counter illegal radio broadcasts’

Federal Government, Wednesday, disclosed that it has directed the planning Federal Ministry of Communications to move towards countering what it termed ‘seditious broadcast by rebellious groups in Nigeria.’ A statement issued by Mr Victor Oluwadamilare, Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Communications, Wednesday, said government was making a …

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MTN Nigeria wins 2.6GHz spectrum auction

MTN Nigeria, Wednesday, won a 10-year radio spectrum licence for mobile broadband services. The award comes after MTN said earlier this month that it would more than double its spending in Nigeria in the current fiscal year after agreeing to pay a heavily reduced fine of $1.7 billion for missing …

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Ex-minister, Ojo Maduekwe dies at 71

Immediate past Secretary of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Ojo Maduekwe, has died. Maduekwe, a one-time Minister of Foreign Affairs, died, late Wednesday, aged 71. Maduekwe, Wednesday evening, died after he collapsed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his way from …

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FRSC warns against drinking habits

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned that drinking habits among motorists can dramatically upturn the trends and statistics that makeup the decline recorded in road traffic crashes in the face of obvious signs of progress in road safety, despite the fast paced population growth. In a statement released …

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Live above board, be fair to all, Ambode tells LASIEC …Swears-in Chairman, Members of Commission …We’ll ensure credible LG elections, says Philips

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday swore-in the Chairman and members of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), just as he charged them to live above board and be fair to all parties in the discharge of their duties. Governor Ambode, who spoke during the swearing-in ceremony …

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Cristiano Ronaldo used to do press-ups in the shower!

Southampton captain, Jose Fonte, has revealed the bizarre dressing room habits of his international team-mate but credits him for his work-rate and ability to deal with fame Cristiano Ronaldo used to challenge team-mates to press-up competitions in the shower as a youngster, according to Fonte. Fonte began his career in …

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World Bank scores Nigeria, 13 others low on economic policies

Nigeria, along with 13 other African countries saw a weakening of the quality of government policies and institutions in 2015, according to the World Bank in its latest review of government policies and institutions in Africa. Nigeria was ranked among more than half of African countries that posted relatively weak …

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