‘How I Ended The Badoo Menace’ – CP Imohimi

Barely three months after his appointment as Lagos State Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal, speaks to Chidiebere Onyemaizu, Bayo Bernard and Uche Nwosisi on the challenge of policing Nigeria’s Commercial capital. The suave speaking Lagos police boss opened up on how he led the team that cracked Badoo, the dreaded cult group that terrorized Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos for months. Excerpt: Lagos is a peculiar state, it’s a mini Nigeria, and for a man to be posted to police the state is not an easy task. So, how has it…

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Emotional Peru Team Books World Cup Ticket

Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia. Farfan struck in the 27th minute and Ramos scored in the 65th to give “Los Incas” their fifth overall World Cup finals appearance and the first in 35 years. “It’s a big emotion, beyond making history,” tearful Peru midfielder Christian Cueva said. “It’s a child’s dream. We have not broken this bad streak for so long. Now…

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Anambra elections: Dancing on a knife edge

Anambra has been under scrutiny and a sort of siege because of Governorship elections coming up Saturday. Already the federal government has drafted a legion of security agents, as if it is a second Biafran war that is on. 26,000 policemen were dispatched to the state• The Army released 10,000 personnel, Navy 5,000, Air Force 3,000, Civil Defense 11,000 •There were 3,000 Security Dogs,100 Gun boats and 15 Armored Personnel Carriers. For the Federal government, this is a war that must be won. And for this, the All Progressives Congress…

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Onigbinde Says Super Eagles Team Not Yet Complete

Former Nigeria coach, Adegboye Onigbinde, has said the Super Eagles  are not yet a complete team despite beating South American giants   Argentina 4-2 in a friendly match in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday. However, Onigbinde, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone on Wednesday, believed the Eagles, who have qualified  for the Russia 2018 World Cup,  could win the tournament if the right things were done. The veteran coach  advised Nigeria  coach Gernot Rohr to  work on his  goalkeeping department to be ready for the World Cup.  “The Eagles have…

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Akpeyi Blames Referee For Costly Mistake

Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi  said  he was aware of the rules when he handled the ball outside the area during the first half of the friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday. The Chippa United custodian  blamed the assistant referee for the mix-up, stating that the official had raised the flag for an offside before he handled the ball. Although Argentina had a legitimate complain as the referee did not blow the whistle, television images showed Porto’s  Chidozie Awaziem backing Akpeyi, informing referee Bezborodov that…

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MFM FC Team Manager Resigns

Mountain of Fire Ministries Football Club of Lagos’ Team Manager, Sunday Ojieh, resigned from the team on Thursday. Spokesperson for the club, Olawale Quadri, who confirmed the resignation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria , said that the departure of the astute manager was sudden. According to him, Ojieh has moved on and the club would find a suitable replacement as soon as possible. “He resigned this morning but not with any official statement, he told us he is moving on. We are yet to have a…

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Kiss Daniel Part Ways With G-Worldwide, Fans React

Some music enthusiasts have advised record label owners and their artists to ensure proper signing of agreement to avoid disputes. They gave the advice in a reaction to popular Nigerian singer, Anidugbe Daniel, a.k.a Kiss Daniel’s announcement of his exit from his record label, G-Worldwide Entertainment. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that G-Worldwide Entertainment is owned by Emperor Geezy. Kiss Daniel, who is best known for his chart-topping single “Woju”, announced he’s ‘divorced’ from the record label after ‘a four-year romance’ on his twitter handle @iamkissdaniel. “All is set…

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Russia 2018: The 32 Teams Unveiled

The journey for the prestigious and glamourous event in world football has commenced, with the 32 teams for the world showpiece have emerged following Peru’s 2-0 victory over New Zealand in Lima in the final play-off for the FIFA 2018 World Cup scheduled for Russia next year. The magazine unveils the 32 teams and their respective coaches which could changed before the mundial depending on the performance of the coaches in friendlies ahead of the tournament proper, or depending on their relationship or issues with their various employers. Russia (Coach:…

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Maradona Still Angry Over Argentine Loss To Nigeria

Argentine legend, Diego Armando Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli’s side was without Lionel Messi for their second of two matches in Russia. Maradona, a former Argentina captain and manager, published a comparative table on his Instagram account showing that his period as a coach of the team had the highest efficiency among all the managers that…

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Mugabe, Wife, Top Allies Holed Up In ‘Blue House’

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, his wife Grace and two key figures from her G40 political faction are under house arrest at Mugabe’s “Blue House” compound in Harare and are insisting the 93-year-old finishes his presidential term, a source said. The G40 figures are cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere, who fled to the compound after their homes were attacked by troops in Tuesday night’s coup, the source, who said he had spoken to people inside the compound, said. Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe’s only legitimate ruler, an intelligence…

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AU Says It Will Not Accept Coup In Zimbabwe

The head of the African Union said Thursday that the body “will never accept the military coup d’etat” in Zimbabwe. “We demand respect for the constitution, a return to the constitutional order and we will never accept the military coup d’etat,” Alpha Conde said in an interview with French journalists in Paris. “We know there are internal problems. They need to be resolved politically by the ZANU-PF party and not with an intervention by the army,” added Conde, who is also Guinea’s president.  

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FG To Hire Economic Growth Expert For N458 Million

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the hiring of a consultant to conduct a study that will aid the implementation of the present administration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the Council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Udoma put the cost of the approved consultancy job at N458m. He said the consultant would identify relevant stakeholders in both private and public sectors…

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2019: The Buhari Gameplan rolls out

2019 has become another danger zone for the history of Nigeria since it is becoming clearer by the day that President Mohammadu Buhari has no intention of vacating the seat at the expiry of his first term in office. Impunity, brigandage and the usual political shenanigans has heightened in recent times. Nothing buttresses the point more that the upcoming Anambra election. First, Buhari used the opportunity for a much desired tour of the east as a conquered territory. Beside the commissioning of low level project on the invitation of the…

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‘Mugabe Under House Arrest’ – Jacob Zuma

President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest in Zimbabwe, South Africa said Wednesday, adding it was sending envoys on behalf of the region’s bloc after the army apparently took over. “President Zuma spoke to President Robert Mugabe earlier today who indicated that he was confined to his home but said that he was fine,” the South African government said in a statement. “Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community, is sending Special Envoys to Zimbabwe.” South Africa will send its intelligence and defence ministers, the…

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Aguero Rushed To Hospital

Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after fainting at half-time in Argentina’s friendly defeat against Nigeria, the Argentine Football Federation announced, telegraph.co.uk reports. The Man City striker scored after 36 minutes in Krasnodar, Russia, to put Argentina 2-0 ahead, but did not come out for the second half and was replaced by Dario Benedetto. The  federation stated in a Twitter post, “(Aguero) He fainted and was therefore transferred to carry out routine checks just as a precaution.” Speaking after the 4-2 defeat, in which Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored twice…

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Buhari Rewards D’Tigress

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday  redeemed his promise to reward D’Tigress for winning the  2017 Afrobasket in Mali. According to Nneka Anibeze,  media adviser to  Sports Minister Solomon Dalung,  each player got N1m while  the five coaches  got N500,000 each. Dalung said sport in Nigeria was moving to greater heights through the  support of Buhari. The minister praised  the President for his administration’s  contribution to the development of sports in Nigeria.  Nigeria Basketball Federation vice-president  Babs Ogunade also praised Buhari  for redeeming his promise to reward the team. He said,…

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Yayi Says Everyone Has Its Root In Lagos

The senator representing Lagos West in the red chamber, Olamilekan Adeola, popularly known as Yayi, has said all the democratically elected governors who had served in Ogun State all have connections with Lagos, including the current one, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Adeola, popularly called Yayi, who is one of the governorship aspirants in Ogun State in the 2019 elections, thus rejected the “tekobo” (stranger from Lagos) label placed on him over his ambition by his critics. His critics had labeled him a ‘stranger’ coming from Lagos into Ogun politics. The Senator…

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Dangote Sells Noddles Plant

A unit of Dangote Flour Mills, Dangote Noodles Limited, has sold two production lines to rival pasta maker, De United Foods Industries, for N3.75bn ($12.26m), the company said on Tuesday. De United said it had signed an agreement with Dangote Noodles to buy plants at its Ikorodu and Calabar factories. It will also buy stock worth N383.94m, according to a report by Reuters. The deal comes after Dangote sold a small stake in its cement business to foreign investors in a one-off stock market deal valued at N27bn. Dangote Flour…

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Sampaoli Attacked By Fans

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli came under fierce attack  after La Albiceleste’s stunning  4-2 defeat by Nigeria in their friendly match in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday. The Super Eagles recovered from  2-0 down to beat the Lionel Messi-less South American powerhouse after they  ran riot  in the second half at the Krasnodar Stadium. And Argentina fans, whose team had beaten Nigeria four times in a competitive affair  and once in a friendly encounter, had expected a whitewash. But goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, Brian Idowu and Alex Iwobi’s brace downplayed Ever Banega’s…

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Zimbabwe: Buhari Wants Constitution To Be Respected

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in Zimbabwe. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President urged all political and military stakeholders in Zimbabwe to avoid any action that may plunge the country into unnecessary conflict and impact negatively on the region. “Every attempt must be made to resolve all contentious issues by constitutional means in Zimbabwe to save the country from avoidable political instability,” Buhari was quoted as saying. The appeal by…

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