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Buhari didn’t give me N2m, says Small Doctor

When a former Director of New Media for the Peoples Democratic Party, Deji Adeyanju, recently revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari gave some selected entertainers N2m each during a visit to Aso Rock in Abuja, it raised eyebrows. Adeyanju had written on Twitter, “So, some youths went to Aso Rock yesterday to see Buhari and collected […]

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Saudi women finally allowed to drive

Women in Saudi Arabia can legally get behind the wheel of a car for the first time Sunday as the kingdom lifts its longstanding ban on women driving. The end of the controversial ban brings the ultra-conservative Gulf nation into line with the rest of the world. It also represents the culmination of years of […]

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World Cup 2018: Argentina coach plots Nigeria downfall without Messi

Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli is reportedly planning changes for his team’s crucial match against  Nigeria in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. Sampaoli, who has come under immense pressure as the two-time world champions risk an early exit from the Russia 2018 World Cup following their 1-1 draw against Iceland and a 3-0 defeat by Croatia,  has been putting his […]

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Obasanjo is Nigeria’s most hypocritical former leader – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of being the most hypocritical former leader of the country, following his attempt to hijack the movement for political change. He stated this in Abuja on Friday at a dinner organised by the International Press Institute. “Obasanjo has crossed the red line and I […]

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Don’t be afraid, only believe!

“As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue, don’t be afraid, only believe”  Mark 5: 36. Those were the words Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue when he received report that his daughter was dead. Peace can only be achieved when you believe […]

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Any Nollywood actor that owns a house in Lekki, VI, is into something else, filmmaker Afolayan alleges

At a time when many Nollywood actors are opting to own choice houses in posh parts of Lagos, popular actor Aremu Afolayan is not convinced that they made their money through the craft. The actor told Saturday Beats that Nigerians are quick to believe anything especially once it is on the internet but the truth is that […]

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Christianity may cease to exist by 2043 – Christian elders

The present generation of Christians in Nigeria may cease to exist in 25 years from now (2043), beginning from 2018, a group of Christians under the aegis of National Christian Elders Forum, championed by a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), and Solomon Asemota (SAN), has warned. According to them, the present […]

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After infecting two women, man needs Police permit for sex

A man who allegedly infected two women with HIV has been told that he must get written permission from police if he wants to have sex. Aaron Sutcliffe, 29, from Fleetwood, Lancashire, was told that he is a sexual risk to the public and so must get authorisation, both in the UK and abroad, before […]

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DSS arrests Nigerian Senator

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Eyinnaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state. An aide of the lawmaker said he was picked up in Abuja on Friday morning. It is unclear why the lawmaker was arrested but the development took place hours after he spoke on the 2018 budget. […]

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Nigerian journalists not safe – IPI

Although Nigeria has a very lively news industry that enjoys a good degree of press freedom, safety has been a serious problem for journalists in the country. The executive director of the International Press Institute, Barbara Trionfi, said this at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja at the opening of IPI’s 67th […]

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I’m smarter, richer than the elite – Trump

Donald Trump has used an appearance at a campaign rally in Minnesota to brag about his money and intelligence, asking why he is not considered among the “elite” despite his property portfolio. “They always call the other side ‘the elite’. Why are they elite? I have a much better apartment than they do,” the US president […]

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In Nigeria, Presidency accuses opposition of sponsoring killings

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has accused the opposition of sponsoring the widespread killings in the country. Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, Adesina said the president’s enemies resorted to the “bestial act” to discredit his scorecard on security. He said the killings were being instigated to weaken the […]

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DSS arrests ‘ISIS commanders’ in Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested two Islamic State in West Africa commanders in Kukuntu village, Gwgwalada, Abuja. The DSS said this in a statement issued by Tony Opuiyo, an operative of the service. Ouiyo said the suspects were arrested on May 5, after special operations on identified targets. The statement was […]

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PDP is coming back in 2019 – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting stronger and poised to take over power come 2019. Jonathan said this on Wednesday when he hosted Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, in his house in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital. Jonathan, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015 is optimistic that his party […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks international goal record

Cristiano Ronaldo’s early header in Portugal’s 1-0 win over Morocco at the World Cup was his 85th goal for his country – breaking the European record. Prior to this World Cup, Hungarian forward Ferenc Puskas held the record for the most senior international goals for a European nation with 84 goals between 1945 and 1956. […]

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Nigeria not under IS threat, says DHQ

The Defence Headquarters yesterday said Nigeria is not under threat from Islamic State militants. It assured Nigerians that the armed forces were up to the task of defending the country and her citizens from any threat. Defence Spokesman Brig. Gen John Agim in a statement said: “The Defence Headquarters wishes to respond to a report […]

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Super Eagles rated third worst team at the World Cup

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been adjudged as the 29th best of the 32 teams participating at the World Cup after the first round of games. This followed the 2-0 loss to Croatia in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup. British newspaper Daily Telegraph, in an appraisal of all the teams, rated […]

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Journalist breaks down on live TV over Trump sending babies into detention (Video)

MSNBC’s anchorperson Rachel Maddow broke down in tears on live television as she struggled to deliver news about migrant babies and toddlers being sent to tender age shelters. “This is incredible,” Maddow muttered before continuing with the lede from an AP story, which broke while she was on air. “Trump administration officials have been sending […]

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US deports 34 Nigerians

34 Nigerians who were deported from the United States of America (USA) arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Wednesday. The deportees which comprise of 32 males and two females were sent back home on various offences bothering on homicide, fraud, carrying prohibited items, impersonation, among other offences. They arrived aboard a chartered […]

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I’m for all Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammmadu Buhari has declared that his interest is for all Nigerians, irrespective of ethnicity and religion. He said beyond ethnicity, religion and geographical lines; Nigeria’s rapid development would remain a driving force for his administration. Buhari spoke at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja Wednesday while receiving Sheikh Ahmed Tijjani Ibrahim Inyass, the […]

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Buhari opens up, accuses National Assembly of ‘padding’ 2018 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the National Assembly of tampering with the 2018 budget sent to them by cutting essential projects and inserting non-essential ones. Mr Buhari stated this while signing the 2018 budget into law. “I am concerned about some of the changes that the National Assembly has made to the budget proposals that […]

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Atiku advocates ‘proper restructuring’ of Nigeria

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has promised to heed to the calls of many Nigerians by fostering what he called “proper restructuring” of the country when he wins the presidency next year. Atiku visited Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, to consult with Dickson and the Peoples Democratic Party in the state to support his presidential […]

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