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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