Fidelity More Millionaires Emerge

By Bayo Bernard The financial fortunes of many Nigerians are changing rapidly with the Fidelity Bank Get Alert in Millions Promo Reloaded. If you are still in doubt of the promotion by the new generation bank, the story of three ordinary Nigerians who recently leapfrog to the elite class of millionaires will sure confound you. Salman Musa has been looking for money to expand his business for a while. Like any other Nigerian businessman he must have tried borrowing funds from relatives, it’s also possible he had tried his luck…

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The Rich Also Cry

By Stephen Ubanna For much of December, 2017, the” nove de rich”  whose expensive Rose Royce vehicle brands were impounded by the Federal Operations Unit , FOU, Zone A,  Ikeja, for not having the  necessary Customs papers were in deep pains. The anger in their faces at the Customs Premises shows that they were not happy. According to a source, they were running from pillar to post at the Command office to facilitate the release of their detained vehicles. The  expensive vehicle owners may have thought that with money they…

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How Okoroji Survived ‘Palace coup’

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By Osamudiamen Ogbonmwan The drama that ensued in the Copyrights Society of Nigeria otherwise known as COSON a few weeks ago, that later culminated in the emergence of NOW Music boss, Efe Omorogbe as it’s new Chairman is yet to abate.The sudden change of guard left stakeholders and industry watchers in shock.Few days ago, what appeared like a failed palace coup ensured the return to office of Pioneer COSON Chairman,Tony Okoroji.The statement announcing his reinstatement was greeted with relief by stakeholders in the Music industry. On Thursday, December 7, when…

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Henry Crowned ‘Igwe’ In Nigeria

Legendary Arsenal Star, Thierry Henry was crowned ‘Igwe’ of football. The former Barcelona superstar was fondly called ‘Igwe’ by fans of English Premier League club side, Arsenal, here in Nigeria. The 1998 world cup winner with the French national team was on Sunday crowned ‘Igwe of football.’ The Arsenal legend was unveiled as the ambassador for Guinness ‘Made of Black’ campaign held at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The former New York Red Bull striker could not hide his joy as he praised Nigerians for showing him all…

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CHAN 2018: Super Eagles Intensify Preparation

The Super Eagles B have moved camp to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja for the next phase of preparations for the 2018 African Nations Championship taking place in Morocco from 13th January 2018. The first phase of preparations ended in Kano on Sunday with the team emerging victorious at the NPFL Invitational Super Six Tournament after outscoring CAF Champions League representatives MFM FC of Lagos 3-2 in the final. In earlier matches, they drew 0-0 with League champions Plateau United and pipped two –time African champions Enyimba FC 1-0. Plateau…

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Van Gaal May Return To Manchester United

Firebrand football manager Louis van Gaal says he is “most likely done as a coach” but would step back into the ring for one exception: a chance to get back at Manchester United. “I most likely won’t coach any club again,” Van Gaal, nicknamed the “Iron Tulip”, told popular daily tabloid De Telegraaf. “But if I do, it has to be a large English club, because I have unfinished business with Manchester United.”  The Red Devils unceremoniously sacked Van Gaal last year after an uninspiring stint at Old Trafford despite…

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Fuel Queues Returns To Lagos, Abuja, Others

The lingering petrol scarcity in many parts of the country grew worse on Sunday in Lagos, Abuja, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states as many filling stations were shut. The closure of the filling stations followed threats by members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria to embark on a nationwide strike from today (Monday). Many fillings stations that dispensed petrol last week refused to sell the commodity on Sunday, as some of their managers stated that they were obeying the directives of PENGASSAN. Officials of PENGASSAN…

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WMC Goes Tough On Waterways Smugglers?

By  Stephen Ubanna In spite of the dearth of operational seagoing crafts o to parade the creeks,  rivers  and the high sea in the south west and  the Sokoto -Kebbi axis  in the north  by operatives of Western Marine Command, WMC, one of the Nigeria Customs Service , NCS, amphibious Commands, to forestall the activities of waterways smugglers, Sarki Kebbi- Mustapha the Comptroller of the Command and his men had not allowed it to weigh them down. Instead,  it has turned out, according to observers, to be the strength of…

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James Ibori: Godfathers never die

James Onanefe Ibori, the returnee ex convict and former governor of Delta state, has been at the background of Delta state political manipulation and still a very relevant godfather in the Niger delta region. James, popularly known as Odidigborigbo of Africa, was said to have been deeply involved in the recent Peoples Democracy party election of their principal officers, including the National Chairman.Ibori, who was imprisoned in London due to charges of money laundering among other issues, returned to the country after he has been released from prison. This magazine…

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FG Plans to Increase Fuel Pump Price to N185 per Litre – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has accused the federal government of deliberately causing the current scarcity of fuel in the country so as to be able to justify the planned increment of petrol pump price from N145 to N185 per litre. The governor, who said the federal government, was being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians, added that “petrol is scarce across the country because the federal government deliberately reduced supply since it is only the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that is importing the product.” Governor Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications…

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Magu Escapes Assassination

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu may have  escaped assassination as some dreaded gunmen invaded his bungalo farmhouse on Tuesday night and a policeman on duty reportedly killed. It was learnt that the gunmen stormed the farmhouse in Karshi Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory at about 10pm and exchanged fire with the policemen(Sergeant) on sentry who was hit and he died instantly. This is the second time that the same the house will be attacked by unknown elements. This latest attack came barely…

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Coutinho Praises Klopp Influence

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has credited manager Juergen Klopp with making him a more complete player and says a positional switch has made him feel more involved in games. The 25-year-old was Liverpool’s leading scorer last season with 14 goals in all competitions and the Brazilian’s influence on games has grown this campaign after he switched to a deeper role. “I think the way he’s helped me to play when we don’t have the ball, when the team is under pressure, is really different,” Coutinho told the club’s official website.…

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Horn Retains WBO Welterweight Title

Australian Jeff Horn retained his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title with an 11th round TKO win over English challenger Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on Wednesday. Horn, in his first title defence, since he upset Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane in July this year, finished strongly to force the decision. It took Horn’s career record to 18 wins, 12 by KO with one draw.  Referee Benjy Esteves Junior stepped in to stop the fight after the ringside doctor had inspected Corcoran’s bloodied face. Horn is now in line to…

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German National Team To Get €350,000 Each For World Cup Title

The German Football Association announced Wednesday that each member of their squad will receive a €350,000 ($411,267) bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title next year in Russia. If the Germans win a fifth world title, Joachim Loew and his squad stand to get an increase in prize money from the €300,000 they each got for winning the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. Germany kick off their 2018 defence against Mexico on June 17 in Moscow having also drawn Sweden and South Korea in Group F.  “For our…

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Over 20 Vehicles Burnt, As Tanker Explodes In Festac

No fewer than 20 vehicles and four commercial motorcycles were, on Wednesday afternoon, burnt when a tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin LGA of Lagos State. The fire started at noon and raged for about an hour. Fire fighters arrived at the scene about 30 minutes later but did not have enough water to quench the fire.  A witness, Mr. Olufemi Popoola, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the tanker, coming from Apple Junction and going to FESTAC Town,…

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Marina State House: FG Bows To Pressure

By Stephen Ubanna At long last, the Lagos state government has taken over the Marina State House, occupied by former Nigeria Colonial Governor Generals and  first indigenous Governor General and later baptized  President, Late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, from  President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, led Federal government. The government was said to have completed the process of handing over  the State House , Marina , on Tuesday , December 12,2017. The two parties were said to have signed  and exchanged documents in Abuja to give legal…

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Bola Tinubu/ Buhari ticket in the works

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is in the news, This time, his Vice presidential ambition appears in the offing as rumors of his pact with Buhari circulates. In recent times, Tinubu has been traveling with Buhari. In the most recent, they were spotted together in the presidential jet that took Buhari to the AU meeting. And Buhari was reported to have eulogized him. This followed the first kite flown by the Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu, who said Tinubu may be eyeing the presidency.…

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Jerusalem as the capital of Isreal

Jerusalem, the per-christian capital of Israel according to Biblical accounts, is back in controversy over the declaration of the president of the United states of America, Donald Trump that he now recognize it as the capital of Israel. Many Christians see this as a fulfillment of Biblical prophecies, though Jews whose land they defend do not recognize Christianity as a genuine religion, claiming that Christianity is formed by followers of one who believed he was the Messiah. Since the destruction of the city in about 70 AD, and the subsequent…

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Arsenal Faces Swedish Side, Ostersund In Europa League Round Of 32

Arsenal will face Swedish minnows Ostersund whilst Celtic drew Russians Zenit St Petersburg in the draw for the Europa League last 32 on Monday. The Gunners will need to get past a Swedish side coached by Englishman Graham Potter, a former journeyman footballer now 42 and who led Ostersund to the Swedish Cup last season. Potter, the only English manager in European competition, has taken the side from the Swedish fourth division to the top flight in six seasons and will now lead them out at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in…

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PDP: How Wike, Fayose Stripped the South east of VP slot and Awarded the same to the South west

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Following the landslide victory of Rivers state born Uche Secondus in the December 9, 2017 elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as new National Chairman of the party, inside story of how various interests and stakeholders plotted and strategized the outcome has emerged. Secondus’ victory signifies inevitable shift in pundits’ calculations and re-thinking of pre-convention projections vis avis the 2019 presidential election. For example, before now, all permutations pointed towards the emergence of a South west National Chairman and South east Vice presidential running…

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