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Don’t lose hope in Nigeria, Obasanjo tells youths

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, urged Nigerian youths not to lose hope despite the challenges facing the country. Obasanjo, who described himself as ‘an incurable optimist’ in Nigeria, declared that, though the current situation in Nigeria is bad, he could see the light beyond the tunnel. The former President said this in Abeokuta […]

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We stopped EFCC from planting foreign currency in Ambode’s house — Lawyers

Three lawyers who claimed to have witnessed EFCC’s raid on the Epe residence of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday, alleged that they stopped the anti-graft officials from “planting foreign currency” in the house. The lawyers — Fatai Adebanjo, Busari Olanrewaju and Samson Okuneye — in a joint statement on Tuesday, said operatives of the […]

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Struggling Naira: See current exchange rates at parallel market

The naira on Monday traded at N358.6 to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos. The pound sterling and the euro closed at N445 and N396, respectively. At the Bureau De Change segment, the naira was sold at N358.6, while the pound sterling and the euro closed at N445 and N396, respectively. Trading at […]

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Nigerian governor bans use of English in traditional events

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has banned the use of English as a means of communication during any traditional event in the state. The governor, who gave the directive on Monday in Ado-Ekiti during the First Ekiti State Arts and Culture Stakeholders’ Forum, said it has now become an offence for anyone to communicate in […]

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My attackers on drugs, I’ve forgiven them and I have moved on — Ike Ekweremadu

A former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, returned to the country on Monday and declared that he would not be seeking punishment for his attackers because he had forgiven them. Ekweremadu, who spoke with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport on arrival from the trip, described his assault in Nuremburg, Germany on […]

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Nigerian government protests Big Brother Naija live s*x, plans alternative show

The Federal Government said on Friday it had lodged a complaint with the National Broadcasting Commission against live sex on stage during the ongoing reality show popularly known as #Big Brother Naija. The government also said it had concluded arrangements with Startimes to come out with a modified BBN that would reflect the true Nigerian […]

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63 killed in wedding explosion (Photos)

A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday evening. The explosion occurred in a Shiite neighbourhood as people gathered to celebrate a wedding in the Dubai City wedding hall. The victims included women and children, an official said. The Associated Press quoted a […]

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Nigeria will be poverty-free by 2030, Fayemi assures

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has expressed optimism that poverty can be eradicated in Nigeria in 2030, as projected, with diligent prosecution of the Sustainable Development Goal’s policy. Dr. Fayemi said the state would continue to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) vision of ensuring that poverty is banished across the developing nations, especially […]

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B’Haram: 35,000 killed so far in Nigeria – UN

An estimated 35,000 persons have lost their lives in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States and other parts of Nigeria since the beginning of the conflict in 2009, the United Nations has said. “These are 35,000 too many deaths,” it said in a statement. The agency also said 37 aid […]

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Ruiz beat me with a lucky punch sent by the gods – Anthony Joshua

British superstar Anthony Joshua is eager to bounce back in his rematch with Andy Ruiz. In June at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Ruiz handed Joshua the first defeat of his pro career. He dropped Joshua four times before the contest was stopped in the seventh round. The rematch is taking place on […]

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5% VAT on online shopping: Nigerians react

Mixed reactions have trailed the proposed plan by the Federal Government to slam a five per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods bought online. Experts told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos, that the plan could discourage the growing digital economy, while some expressed worry that the revenue realised would […]

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Actress Toyin Abraham is engaged, not married yet – Manager

There is an indication that, contrary to reports currently trending online, popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham’s marriage to Nollywood actor, Kolawole Ajeyemi, is yet to be completed. Abraham’s manager and spokesperson, Samuel Olatunji, in a telephone conversation with Punch correspondent on Thursday, shed some light on the actress’ current marital status.  “I don’t know where […]

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Autopsy confirms Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging

Disgraced US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell last Saturday while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, hanged himself, the much awaited autopsy has confirmed. A spokeswoman for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner disclosed the finding on Friday. The wealthy and well-connected money manager was found […]

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Federer Stunned By World Number 70 In Cincinnati

Seven-time champion and third seed Roger Federer was knocked out of the Cincinnati Masters by world number 70 Andrey Rublev in the third round on Thursday. Rublev won 6-3, 6-4 and will face fellow Russian Daniil Medvedev, the ninth seed, for a place in the semi-finals. Federer, 38, will now head into the US Open […]

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Some graduates can’t recite English alphabet – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps has said it will hand over unqualified graduates to the police for prosecution, adding that some of the graduates cannot recite the English alphabet and do not know a bank statement. The NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a press conference, noting that […]

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Nigeria to save $20b from food import ban

The implementation of the ‘no forex for food import’ directive could save $20 billion for the economy, a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) data has shown. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ordered the CBN to exclude importers of food items from accessing forex from official windows. According to a CBN source, Nigeria saved around $21 […]

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Marriage conducted at unlicensed place of worship cannot serve legal purposes – Nigerian Government

The Ministry Of Interior says that marriages conducted at unlicensed places of worship are a breach of the Marriage Act. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, stated this during the South-South/southeast stakeholders’ conference on conduct of statutory marriage in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. Ehuriah said that only 4,725 licensed places of worship […]

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Boxing legend Mike Tyson says he spends $40,000 on weed every month

Boxing legend and cannabis fanatic Mike Tyson has been enjoying the relaxing life during his retirement. Speaking on the Hotboxin’ podcast, as reported by The Mirror, Iron Mike revealed just how much weed he smokes each month. He said: ‘What do we smoke a month? Is it $40,000 (£33k) a month? It’s $40, yeah, $40,000 a […]

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