Anthony Joshua beats Andy Ruiz to reclaim world titles, sets new records (Photos)

Anthony Joshua has reclaimed his World Heavyweight titles after winning a grueling rematch against Andy Ruiz on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia. The scores were 118-110, 118-110, 119-109 in favour of the Nigeria-born boxer who now has his WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO Heavyweight Titles back and made history by winning the first world heavyweight title […]

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IPOB lied… I wasn’t beaten in Spain, thanks to the Spanish police – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) lied about the attack against him in Madrid, Spain. The minister was attacked on Friday while attending a UN conference on climate change. Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, said the attack was based on an order from Nnamdi Kanu, its leader. The spokesman said IPOB […]

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Sowore: Is Buhari out of touch with the actions of DSS? – US Senator

Robert Menendez, a US senator from New Jersey and member of the senate foreign relations committee, says the events surrounding the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore shows that Nigeria no longer has regards for the rule of law. On Friday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) rearrested Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, and Olawale […]

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Man Utd bigger than Man City – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes Manchester United are a bigger club than Manchester City. City are well placed to finish above their rivals for a seventh successive season, which has not happened since the 1930s. The Blues have won three Premier League titles since the last of United’s 20 successes in 2013. Asked before Saturday’s […]

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Sowore: ‘Rein in your wild dogs…’, Soyinka tells Buhari

The violent actions of State Security Service officials at an Abuja court on Friday, while trying to arrest Omoyele Sowore, are worse than those of wild dogs devouring their meal, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has said. Mr Soyinka reacted to the action of the SSS in a statement sent to Premium Times titled ‘LESSONS FROM […]

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Angry Nigerians attack Amaechi in Spain

Rotimi Amaechi has announced a physical attack on him by some people he described as “misguided Nigerians.” The Nigerian transport minister said he was on a climate change summit in Spain when some violent Nigerians charged at him. He said the attackers were summarily restrained by the police in Madrid, leaving him unscathed. “Some minutes […]

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Court Invasion: NBA demands suspension of SSS Director General

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has demanded the suspension of the Director General of the State Security Service (SSS), Yusuf Bichi. The lawyers’ association was reacting to Friday’s invasion of a Federal High Court in Abuja by armed officials of the SSS. The officials disrupted court proceedings in their bid to rearrest Omoyele Sowore and […]

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Reduce checkpoints on highways, Nigerian Senate tells Inspector-General of Police

The Senate has urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to reduce the number of checkpoints on federal highways in the country. This, according to the Senate, had become necessary to reduce the gridlock on the roads. The resolutions were reached following the consideration of a motion by Sen. Chukwuka Utazi (PDP- Enugu North) […]

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Kim Kardashian Gives Paris Hilton Major Credit for Her Career

Kim Kardashian is giving another shout-out to her friend Paris Hilton for helping her kick start her career. Kim, 39, and Paris, 38, grew up together in Beverly Hills appeared to be especially close as young adults in the early 2000s. Most fans were first introduced to Kim when she made an appearance on Paris’ reality show The Simple Life, in which […]

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2023, here we come, says convicted Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’. Kalu, who is the Senate’s Chief Whip smiled at […]

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Bukola Saraki smiles again

Senate President of the 8th Assembly, Senator Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, might currently be facing quite a turbulent time. Last week, the court declared interim forfeiture of his highbrow properties in Ilorin, alleging it was built with public funds when he was Governor of Kwara. While the two-term Governor of Kwara state was still nurturing the […]

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The Rise and Fall of Orji Kalu: From Governor to Senator to Prisoner (The Analysis)

On Thursday, the Federal High Court in Lagos sentenced a serving senator and former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, to 12 years in prison after convicting him of N7.65 billion fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris pronounced Mr Kalu guilty of the charge in a trial that lasted for 12 years. Mr Kalu was tried alongside his […]

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Hate Speech In Nigeria: Centre records 387 instances in November

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has said it tracked and documented a total of 387 Hate and dangerous speech instances on Facebook and Twitter handles across the country in November. Hamza Ibrahim, CITAD Coordinator, Countering Hate Speech Project, disclosed this at a Post-Gubernatorial Election Press briefing organised by the Centre and supported […]

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Justin Timberlake Breaks Silence With Public Apology to His Wife and Family

On Saturday, Nov. 23, Justin Timberlake started making headlines but for all the wrong reasons. The 38-year-old actor was pictured with his Palmer co-star, Alisha Wainwright, in a questionable situation; at least for a married man. According to The Sun, who first reported the news and obtained pictures and videos of the two co-stars, the two were seen holding […]

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Court declines sacking Magu as EFCC acting Chairman

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed requests to remove Mr Ibrahim Magu as the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, even though it faulted his unending stay in office in acting capacity. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu delivered separate judgments in five separate suits instituted in 2017 to seek judicial pronouncement […]

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Buhari appoints nine new Permanent Secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of nine new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (Ag. HoCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, said this on Wednesday in Abuja in a statement signed by Mrs. Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director, Communications, Office of the Head of the Civil […]

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Policeman suspended after allegedly fondling dead woman’s breasts

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department is under investigation after his body camera allegedly caught him fondling a deceased woman’s breasts. Police authorities said the officer has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the probe. A police spokesman confirmed the probe to AFP on Wednesday but would not discuss details of the […]

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Nigerian Government files N135bn fraud charge against Ifeanyi Ubah

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned till February 13, 2020, the planned arraignment of the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Senator Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, following his absence in court. First defendant Ubah and Second defendant Capital Oil are facing an alleged N135bn fraud charge filed against them by the Federal […]

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