Bahamas 2017: Dalung Boosts Athletes Ahead of Commonwealth Games

By Akinwale Kasali The Sports minister, Solomon Dalung has urged athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Youth Games scheduled to hold in Nassau, Bahamas,  in July to work hard for success in the competition. Dalung, who visited the athletes at the Package B Hostel, National Stadium, Abuja, at the wekeend, urged them to believe in themselves. The minister said, “I came here to encourage you and to see how you all are faring in camp. “I’m aware that you have already spent one month and will be leaving for the Commonwealth…

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Abducted Lagos School Kids: No Respite Yet

By Akinwale Kasali For over one month, the hope of rescuing the abducted Lagos School kids is still a long walk ahead, as there is no respite yet. Parents of the six abducted Senior Secondary School students of Lagos state Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were weekend, elated when rumours that their children would be released by midnight Saturday, filtered in. The magazine gathered that they waited patiently, without winking, from 11pm Saturday till 6am Sunday. But they were crestfallen when nothing was heard either from the kidnappers, their children or…

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2017 Ankara Carnival: LASG Plans Big

The Akinwunmi Ambode led Lagos State Government has made its plans known to begin the resuscitation of moribund Ankara textile industries in the state, with the aim of giving a facelift to the ‘Ankara’ fabric, which has gained popularity in the global fashion scene and to provide job opportunities for millions of unemployed youths.  This was disclosed during the week in Lagos, at a press conference, to herald the forthcoming Lagos Ankara Carnival 2017, slated for September 2-9, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.  According to the chief host…

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CCT: Senate, Kwara Jubilate over Saraki’s Victory

  By Bayo Bernard On the first day of his arraignment in September 2015 Senate President Bukola Saraki predicted that the charges against him will not stand the test of time. Among other reasons the banker turned politician disclosed at the time that some powerful individuals who were unhappy with his position as Senate President and were out to rubbish him. “We therefore conclude that this is not an anti-corruption driven case and cannot be part of the moves aimed at fighting corruption. It is simply a pure malicious and…

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Nollywood Stars Pay Tribute to Late Moji Olaiya

Days after being interned, accolades continues to pour in on Mojisola Olaiya even in death. Late Nollywood actress, Mojisola Christiana Raimat Olaiya who died on 18th May 2017, exactly 2 months after she gave birth to a bouncing baby girl in Canada has been buried.  She was buried at Ebony Vault, Ikoyi, Lagos last Wednesday 6th June 2017. However, what Moji will be remembered for is the legacy she left behind which many of her colleagues, including the legends and veterans in the Yoruba movie industry are talking about. At…

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Sahara Reporters Claim Aisha Buhari Did Not See Her Husband In London

Sahara Reporters has dropped another bombshell. The Online medium alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was not allowed to see his wife during her recent visit to the United Kingdom. This the online platform claimed was disclosed by presidential sources.   In the stunning disclosure, the sources affirmed that the president has been kept away from several of his aides and even those bodyguards who supposedly traveled with him.  Furthermore, SaharaReporters learned that Mr. Buhari has not spoken to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for several weeks following his departure from Abuja…

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South Africa Thrash Nigeria

By Akinwale Kasali Prior to the match, the Bafana Bafana of South had promised to defeat Nigeria at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, but analysts and soccer enthusiasts thought the Southern African country was boosting. Second half goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau seal a 2-0 win for the South Africans. The win is the first competitive victory the Bafana Bafana has recorded against the three time AFCON champions. The loss puts the Super Eagles in the three position on the log with Libya leading the…

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Rohr Drops Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, opted for Chippa United netminder, Daniel Akpeyi, and will field a back four of William Troost-Ekong, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu and Elderson Echiejile Out-of-favour Leicester City forward, Ahmed Musa, has been left out in the Super Eagles starting line up against South Africa for Saturday’s (today) African Cup of Nation’s qualifying match against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, opted for Chippa United netminder, Daniel Akpeyi, and will field a back four of William Troost-Ekong,…

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Fayose Advises Men to Stop Violence against Women

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has warned men to desist from maltreating women and advised husbands to take adequate care of their wives. Fayose, who described women as the mirrors through which the society sees their husbands, said any man found beating his wife should be medically examined to ascertain the state of his mental health. He stated this during an interactive session with primary school teachers and local government workers in Ado-Ekiti. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, on Friday, said the governor also…

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Super Eagles Brace Up for The South African Challenge

By Akinwale Kasali The city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom is agog for the African Cup of nations Qualifiers against arch-rivals, the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. The Stuart Baxter coached team have been boasting of recording a victory at the home ground of the Eagles. It would be recalled that the South Africans denied the Super Eagles of Nigeria from hoisting the nation’s flag at the AFCON 2015 championship in Gabon after the Super Eagles forced a 2-2 draw against the southern african country at the same Goodswill Akpabio Stadium.…

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FG, NJC Battle for the Soul of Judiciary

By Bayo Bernard   The recall of six judges by the National Judicial Commission, NJC shocked not a few who consider their recall premature. The Walter Onnoghen led NJC took the decision to recall the embattled Judges at the end of its 82nd meeting which was held on May 31 and June 1. Onnoghen is the Chief Justice Nigeria, CJN. Meanwhile, its’ widely believed that the NJC under Justice Onnoghen is trying to assert itself. Those reinstated are Justice John Inyang Okoro of the Supreme Court, Justice Uwani Abba Aji…

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Rohr Pleads With Super Eagles Players to Defer Fast

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has pleaded with Super Eagles players observing the Ramadan fasting to defer it for their upcoming cracker against the Bafana Bafana Boys of South Africa. This the coach says will give the players the energy and the commitment to give their best against the nation’s perennial rival. Though, the stage is now set for the June 10 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 qualifier in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, between  the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the National team of South Africa, the Bafana Bafana.…

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When DNA test broke the internet

There is now a trending story about DNA and paternity that is threatening to tear homes apart and threatening to turn DThat i itself has sparked off clamor for DNA tests by every family, with several twitter hashtags.NA test offices into money spinners. The number of women fighting against DNA tests for their family has grown so large that they formed a pressure group to try to stifle a Facebook group page that was set up for people of unsavory homogeneity. The story started Like this.A certain Ben Victor set…

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Biafra: FG Worried Over Foreign Support

By Bayo Bernard   The largely successful sit-at-home called by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB on May 30, in the south east has somehow jolted the Nigerian government to action. This is more so following recent reports that those agitating for a separate Igbo nation have local and international backers. The magazine learned from highly security sources that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is now weighing various security options to further curtail the spread of separatist groups in the country. It was learned that the government became more worried…

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NIMASA: Firms Reject NSDP Graduates

By Bayo Bernard   Over one thousand graduates under the Nigerian Seafarer’s Development Programme, NSDP bankrolled by apex maritime body, the Nigeria Maritime Administrative and Safety Agency, NIMASA have failed to secure payable jobs since they finished the course. Most of them are now languishing in Lagos and other cities across world hoping to find a job somehow after years of rigorous training abroad. The NSDP was an interventionist project started by the agency in 2008. Eight years after, the programme has produced over one thousand graduates trained in different…

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Security Beef Up Cardiff Stadium Ahead of UEFA Champions League Final

Saturday’s Champions League final between Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid and Gianluigi Buffon’s Juventus will take place amid taut security following last week’s fatal terror attack in Manchester. The suicide attack at Manchester Arena, which left 22 dead and scores injured, means vigilance will be heightened, but unprecedented security measures were already in place for the game. “The security operation for the four-day period covering June 1-4 will be the biggest ever seen for a sporting event in the UK,” says the Football Association of Wales (FAW). Most noticeably, the retractable…

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Super Eagles Move Up In Latest FIFA Ranking

This is good news for soccer enthusiasts. Since the coming of Gernot Rohr, the Super Eagles have witnessed drastic improvement. The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved up in the latest FIFA Ranking released on Thursday in both the continent and world. Super Eagles Gernot Rohr’s men who previously occupied the 40th position in the world moved two places and are now 38th while they sit pretty in the 4th position on the continent. The Eagles who are yet to lose a game in their German tactician’s tenure will today battle…

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Aisha Returns to Power

By Bayo Bernard   Nigeria’s first lady Aisha Buhari appears to have seized the opportunity of his husband’s illness to launch herself back into public life again. Following the crack in the family over Aisha outburst last year that the government has been hijacked by a cabal, the first lady had lay low, as she hardly attend public functions. When President Buhari travelled for 56 days medical vacation in London in February this year there were suggestions in some quarters that some powerful aides that formed a ring around him…

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Pupils Abduction: Kidnappers Reduces Ransom to N600Million

After three days of being incommunicado, abductors of the six pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, re-established contacts with some of the victims’ parents on Tuesday. The magazine learnt that the kidnappers had reduced the N1bn ransom earlier demanded to N600m and briefly allowed the parents to speak with the children to confirm their safety. Despite the parents’ pleas that they were poor, the gunmen were said to have insisted on N100m for each pupil. Our correspondent had reported that the gunmen stormed the school premises at…

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Coroner Reveals That Drug Overdose Killed Adeleke and Not Poison

The Coroner Inquest setup by the Osun State Government to investigate the cause of the sudden death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke in its verdict yesterday said the first civilian governor of the State died of drug overdose and not poison. Chief Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, the coroner, said all evidence and accounts of witnesses before him indicated that Adeleke died of drug overdose, contrary to wide spread insinuation that the Senator was poisoned. Ayilara upheld the autopsy reports carried out on the late Adeleke at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology…

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