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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Appeal Court Quashes Bribery Charges Against Justice Nganjiwa

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has struck out the criminal charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission against a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa. The EFCC had arraigned the judge for allegedly receiving a total of $260,000 and N8.65m gratification to enrich himself as a public official.  The anti-graft agency claimed that the judge received the money through his bank account between 2013 and 2015. The EFCC claimed that the judge could not explain the source of the funds, adding that he…

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Ronaldo And Neymar Clash In UEFA Champions League Round Of 16

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid will continue their bid for a first European Cup treble in 40 years against Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain after the big-spending duo were on Monday drawn together in a mouth-watering Champions League last 16 clash. No club has won the European title three years running since Bayern Munich in the mid-1970s, underlining how big an achievement it would be if Madrid — 12 times winners overall — won the trophy again in the final in Kiev in May. They know exactly what it takes to be European…

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Ambode Presents N1.046 Trillion Budget For 2018

The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has presented the 2018 budget estimate before the Lagos State House of Assembly. The projected budget size is One Trillion, Forty-six Billion, One Hundred and Twenty-one Million, One Hundred and Eighty-one Thousand, Six Hundred and Eighty naira (N1,046,121). The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N347bn and a capital expenditure of N699bn. The budget is tagged Budget of Progress and Development. Details later…

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FOU Sacks Smugglers

Bayo Bernard With over 13,000 bags of rice imported unto the country by some unscrupulous importers, mostly through undesignated routes daredevil importers seemed bent on sabotaging the economy. One can imagine the damage the influx of the huge quantity bag of rice would have done to the economy if they were allowed to enter into the local market. But the eagle eyed -men and officers of the federal operations Unit, Zone A led by Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba would never allow that to happen: the assorted bags of rice have…

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Customs: Getting Tougher On Smugglers, Clearing The Mess At The Seaports

By Stephen Ubanna Those  who think that the mass transfer of officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, from one Customs formation to another across the country by Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and the Comptroller general, to sanitize the process of clearing goods and containing  the activities of smugglers at the seaports, airports and land border stations had  achieved its purpose may have to do a rethink. This is because , nothing appears to have changed  at the seaports or the land border areas as expected. Ali…

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