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I’m the best player in history – Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo says he is the “best player in history” after winning his fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, Skysports reports. The Real Madrid forward scooped the award, which is organised by magazine France Football, for the fifth time to tie level with Lionel Messi’s tally. Ronaldo, who helped his side win the Champions League and La Liga last season, also won the ...

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FG signs Bilateral Air Service Agreement with UAE

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The Federal Government has signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement with the United Arab Emirates’ government. It also announced that an indigenous carrier had been cleared and had commenced operations from Nigeria to Dubai, a development which industry experts attributed to the latest agreement. The agreement between Nigeria and UAE was signed in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with the Minister of ...

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Bode George withdraws from PDP 2019 race


A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George, has announced his withdrawal from the race for the national chairmanship of the party. He, however, said he did not withdraw for any candidate. He said he was withdrawing from the race on a matter of principle, saying it was wrong for the party not to have ...

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I ran away to Libya to escape my dad’s sexual demands —Returnee

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Miss Loveth Ekumabo, 25-year-old Libya returnee, has blamed her father’s incestuous behaviour for her decision to flee to Libya, at least, for safety from her father, and also in search of greener pasture. However, as it turned out, her case is akin to jumping from the frying pan into fire; as she has, in her life, gone through bitter experiences, ...

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Oil workers set to embark on nationwide strike from Dec. 18


Barely 24 hours after oil workers under the aegis of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Lagos State Chapter, suspended the plan to withdraw their services, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria on Thursday threatened to embark on a nationwide strike. Last week, IPMAN, Lagos Chapter, accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation of under-supplying its ...

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Full text of Trump’s speech on Jerusalem


Here is the full text of US President Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech on Jerusalem, in which he recognized the disputed city as Israel’s capital: When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed ...

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Peter Okoye signs new artiste


Barely one month after the celebration of his birthday, Peter Okoye of the defunct popular music group, P-Square, has signed an artiste to his record company PClassic Records. He made the announcement of Singah’s signing on his Instagram page @peterpsquare. “Morning guys! Pls welcome @official_singah to PClassic Records Singer+Songwriter+Producer+Showmanship @official_singah 2018 is so ready for you! PClassicRecords #KingOfEmpire #KingOfAllP.’’ The 36-year ...

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#EndSARS: Govt must respond to fresh allegations of police abuse –Amnesty International


Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, has urged the government to respond to the fresh allegations of police abuse currently trending in the social media. In a press release signed by the Media Manager, Isa Sanusi, Ojigho said, “The scale of the reaction to this incident shows that the concerns of the Nigerian people are reaching boiling point. “All incidents ...

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We’ll return $321m Abacha’s loot for benefit of Nigerians – Switzerland


Around $321 million in public funds stolen by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha will be returned to the African country, Switzerland said Monday. The money, originally deposited in Luxembourg, was confiscated by a Swiss court in late 2014 and in March last year the two states signed an agreement on its repatriation. “In accordance with policy on repayment of national ...

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Comedy child superstar, Emmanuella, becomes FreshYo ambassador


Child comedy superstar, Emmanuella Samuel, has been officially signed as the Brand Ambassador of FreshYo. Her videos for FreshYo done in collaboration with Mark Angel Comedy International and variously entitled ‘Missing Emmanuella’, ‘Lunatic’ and ‘Professor,’ have become popular among Nigerians, having generated over 30 million views on the social media. Category Head (Beverages, Noodles & Culinary) at Olam International’s Joint ...

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LSETF seeks applications for employability support project

L-R Hon. Alderman Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state and Mr. Peter Carter, Deputy British High Commissioner in Lagos, During the Lord Mayor of the City of London visit Governor of Lagos state in Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, has announced the call for applications into the Lagos State Employability Support Project. The LSESP provides short vocational training programmes, implemented by the LSETF, to provide youths in the state with industry relevant skills that can help them gain possible employment and advance in life. “Applications ...

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IATA projects global aviation profit to hit $38.4bn

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The International Air Transport Association says the global industry net profit will rise to $38.4bn in 2018. IATA in a statement on Tuesday said this would be an improvement from the $34.5bn expected net profit in 2017, which was revised from a $31.4bn forecast in June. According to the association, which represents about 275 airlines globally, strong demand, efficiency and ...

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