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Nigeria deports four Ghanaians

The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, has deported four Ghanaian Nationals for violating various provisions of the Immigration Act and Regulations. This was contained in a statement by the NIS, signed by the spokesperson of the organisation, Sunday James and made available to the press of Friday. He said the deportation order was authorised by the […]

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Obasanjo raises alarm, says ‘We are in danger’

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has decried the level of disunity in the country, stressing that the situation now is worse than what was experienced during the civil war. “When we look at this country today, even during the civil war, we were not as divided as we are today. Today, we are in […]

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Keyamo reacts to Charly Boy’s confession that he paid for diss song against Atiku

The spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organsiation, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has reacted to the confession by the convener of #OurMumuDonDo, Charly Boy that he was paid in ‘nine figures’ to release the diss song, ‘Another guy man’. Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy admitted in an interview that Keyamo paid ‘heavy money’ […]

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Dokpesi arrested at Abuja airport

Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT), has been arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. According to The Cable, the media mogul was arrested around 4pm yesterday when he returned to the country after seeking medical treatment in Dubai. AIT confirmed the arrest, saying no reason was given for it. […]

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I received over N100 million from Buhari campaign — Charly Boy

Nigerian entertainer, Charly Boy, has publicly stated that he received at least N100 million from the Buhari campaign as payment for a politically-charged music video he recorded, driving yet another wedge between himself and other members of ‘OurMumuDonDo’ who have recently excoriated him as a betrayal. The 67-year-old said Festus Keyamo, a spokesperson for the […]

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INEC reacts as US says voter intimidation in Nigeria’s 2019 polls disappointing

The United States has said it is disappointed by the low voter turnout and reports of voter intimidation, vote -buying, interference by security forces and violence in some locations during Nigeria’s 2019 elections. But the Independent National Electoral Commission in its reaction to the US assessment of the elections said there could never be any […]

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Ronaldo fined $22,000 by UEFA

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined $22,600 by UEFA for appearing to make an obscene gesture while celebrating his side’s Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid. The Portugal international was guilty of “improper conduct,’’ the control, ethics and disciplinary body of the European football organisation ruled on Thursday. Ronaldo had gestured to his crotch […]

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Nigerian Elections: U.S. decries vote buying, voter intimidation

The United States government says it is disappointed by the scale of irregularities in the Nigerian 2019 general elections. The U.S. government said from the reports it garnered from observers groups; voter intimidation, vote buying, interference by security forces, and violence marred the electoral process in parts of the country. It said this in a […]

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Your victory will be short-lived – Saraki to APC

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that the victory of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded polls will be short-lived. The Senate president stated this on Wednesday at an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja. Mr Saraki explained that contrary to the […]

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Solskjaer deserves Man United full-time job – Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘deserves’ the Manchester United job full-time after transforming the club during his three months as caretaker boss. Pogba admits the United players lost confidence and stopped enjoying their football under Jose Mourinho, who stripped the Frenchman of the vice-captaincy in September as their relationship turned sour. Solskjaer has engineered a remarkable turnaround, guiding […]

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INEC server shows Buhari lost presidential election with 1.6 million votes – PDP

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) computer server shows that Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the February 23 election with about 1.6 million votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, the opposition candidate claims. This is contained in the petition filed on Monday by the PDP and Mr Abubakar, to challenge the […]

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We won’t give Okorocha certificate of return, INEC insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it would not present a certificate of return to Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha. INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, said this during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. He explained that the electoral body took the decision because of the returning […]

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Billionaire arrested in London over alleged $2B fraud

UK police have arrested India’s billionaire diamond dealer Nirav Modi in London over his alleged involvement in a bank fraud that could be worth $2 billion. Modi was arrested Tuesday on “behalf of the Indian authorities,” according to a statement from London’s Metropolitan Police, and is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court Wednesday. Punjab National […]

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World Happiness Day: Nigerians remain happy amidst hardship, insecurity

A survey by the NOIPolls has shown that Nigerians remain happy amidst “economic, security and other social challenges they experience on a day to day basis.” This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by the polling firm. According to the NOIPolls Limited, it said the poll becomes relevant as the United Nations marks […]

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Singer Koffi Olomide bags two years in prison for raping 15 year-old girl

International music star, Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba a.k.a. Koffi Olomide was handed a two years suspended jail sentence by a court in France for raping a 15 year-old girl. He was sentenced in absentia as he was a no show. This sentence means that the 62 year-old music composer, producer and singer faces an arrest […]

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We don’t serve, admit Nigerians, says racist Chinese restaurant in the heart of Lagos

Nigerians are not allowed to enter or order food at a racist Chinese restaurant called Shi Shi in Lagos, according to the Punch. The Punch reporter visited the restaurant to find out the claims made by some Nigerians on social media. The restaurant is located on 21B, Emina Crescent, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos. Respondents on […]

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Why I won’t speak on 2019 presidential election result — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has given reasons why he would not comment on the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. Mr Obasanjo backed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the election that was won by President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Independent National Electoral Commission […]

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Nigeria to increase VAT to pay new minimum wage

The Federal Government is to increase Value Added Tax by 50 per cent to pay the new national minimum wage, Bugdet and National Planning Minister Udo Udoma said Tuesday. Mr Udoma said the raise, first announced by the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, will create the required funds to meet the […]

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Uefa charges Ronaldo over celebration

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. The 34-year-old appeared to mimic Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who turned to fans and grabbed his crotch during his side’s 2-0 first-leg victory. Ronaldo made […]

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Nigeria spends $500m annually on palm oil importation, says CBN

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr Godwin Emefiele on Monday said that over five hundred million dollars was being spent annually on importation of palm oil. Emefiele said this at a stakeholders’ meeting on the Palm Oil Value Chain held in Abuja. The meeting was attended by the Governors of Akwa Ibom, Edo […]

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War: Blackface reignites feud with 2Baba

Nigerian dancehall singer, Ahmedu Obiabo a.k.a ‘Blackface, has reignited his feud with Nigerian Afro-pop legend, Innocent Idibia a.k.a ‘2Baba’ in his newly released single, `War’. The lyric of the song released by Blackface is filled with direct shots at his former friend and band member 2baba. Since the breakup of Nigeria’s most prominent boy group […]

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Troubled Nigeria : Atiku, PDP file petition against Buhari’s election

The Peoples Democratic Party is currently filing its petition challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the 2019 presidential election. The party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have gathered a team of lawyers at the Court of Appeal, venue of the presidential election tribunal who are currently working on the processes […]

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