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Onazi set to move to England by January


Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is still targeting a move to England in the January window after his move to Birmingham City failed to materialise  during the summer transfer market. The 24-year-old, who plays for Turkish club Trabzonspor, was denied a work permit to play for the English Championship side. “Every disappointment is a blessing. I’m not disappointed,” he told the ...

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NNPC to shut refineries for maintenance – NNPC


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation will soon shut down three of its four refineries, according to the Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said. Baru, who said this on the sidelines of the inaugural Nigerian Pipeline Security Conference and Exhibition, stated that the purpose of the closure of the refineries located in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna was to ...

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Aero Contractors gets NCAA approval for C-check maintenance


Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contractors, has received certification from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to handle C-checks on Boeing B737-300, B737-400 and B737-500. Newsmen report that the Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi, made this known while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos. Sanusi said the NCAA approval that takes effect from Sept. 2 was given to ...

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Breaking: Health workers set to commence strike September 20


THE Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has directed its members to commence strike from Wednesday 20th September 2017 if the Federal Government fails to attend to their grievances. JOHESU tagged the planned strike ‘Operation Alligator Bite’ saying that it will be more dangerous than the Python Dance declared by the army in the South East The issues in contention are ...

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Apple iPhone X malfunctions at launch


Apple Inc has rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, but it came with a hiccup  on Tuesday. The glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone,” created an embarrassing moment for the company when one of the features, the face ID,  refused to work. This ...

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We’ll support Nigerian female politicians in 2019 – UN


The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says it will support Nigerian female politicians vying for elective positions in the 2019 general elections. The UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the Correspondent of newsmen that there was the need to increase women participation in politics in Nigeria. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile ...

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Singapore gets first female president without a vote

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Singapore got its first female president Wednesday, but the milestone was overshadowed by criticism that her selection was undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not meet ...

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Trump threatens North Korea again


U.S. President Donald Trump issued another undisguised threat to irritant North Korea on Tuesday dismissing the latest U.N. sanctions as  only a very small step and nothing compared to what would have to happen to deal with the country’s nuclear program. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned China that if it did not follow through on the new sanctions, the ...

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North Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions


North Korea vowed Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test. The respected 38 North website in the US raised its estimate for the yield from the explosion, which Pyongyang says was a hydrogen bomb small enough to fit onto a missile, to ...

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Asari dokubo, Tompolo,Niger delta Avengers begins move to defend and protect Nnamdi kanu


The police said, “we came to wait for the court orders to rearrest Nnamdi Kanu”.. That’s how it started.. 6000 officers moved into Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Imo and Ebonyi, just to ARREST KANU.. nwoke is larger than life, I swear. Mrs Obiefuna, my primary school teacher told me that the job of the military was to protect the territorial integrity ...

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Plan to kidnap kanu in court, kill him in kano and dump his corpse in Niger delta river-Bashiru Danmusa


The plan to eliminate Nnamdi Kanu exposed; it is huge! – By Bashiru Danmusa   What I want to tell you now is the final plan they are making regarding Nnamdi Kanu and his court case coming up next month. Fulani and Hausa people are wrath about Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra). They are saying they can ...

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Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Apoel Nicosia – 4-3-3


Real Madrid are finding it difficult to get wins under their belt in the Spanish La Liga, having drawn two of their first three matches in the competition so far. They are currently unable to avail the services of their talismanic forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been banned for the first five matches of the domestic campaign after getting physical during ...

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Zimbabwe can feed itself again – Mugabe


Zimbabwe produced enough food to feed its people for the first time since adopting a controversial policy to strip land from white farmers, President Robert Mugabe said this to the parliament on Tuesday. From the year 2000, hundreds of white farmers were evicted from their farms, often violently, and land was handed to allies of the ruling ZANU-PF party and in many ...

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States need N700bn monthly for salaries, debt servicing – Osinbajo


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that a minimum amount of N700bn must be generated and shared by the Federation Account Allocation Committee monthly to the three tiers of government to enable them to meet up with obligations of salaries payment, statutory transfers and debt servicing. Osinbajo said this in Abuja at the opening session of a two-day national workshop ...

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Five delegates to Niger Delta summit die in auto crash


Five delegates travelling to the second national council meeting of the Niger Delta holding in Igbokoda, the headquarters of the Local Government Area of Ondo State‎, died in motor accident today. The delegates, whose identities were not ascertained yet, were travelling from Akure, the state capital  to Igbokoda for the summit which Vice President Yemi Osibajo was to preside over. ...

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Soldiers storm Nnamdi Kanu’s home, invade NUJ office

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Tension has returned to Umuahia, the Abia State Capital, as a detachment of soldiers from the Nigerian Army has surrounded the Afaraukwu country home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The soldiers arrived the community on Tuesday barely 48 hours after the clash between the Army and IPOB members on Sunday evening, which left three ...

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Jonathan believed Boko Haram was set up to bring down his govt – Obasanjo


Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has explained why the war against the Boko Haram insurgency has remained intractable, noting that the country needed to treat the root of the problem and not the symptoms. Speaking in an interview with the BBC in Lagos, Obasanjo noted that former president Goodluck Jonathan did not take the insurgency seriously in the belief that the ...

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I am ready for Pulev – Anthony Joshua

Britain’s Anthony Joshua said on Monday he is looking forward to showcasing the lessons he learned from his stunning win over Wladimir Klitschko when he puts his world heavyweight title on the line. Joshua, 27, will face his IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria under a closed roof at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on October 28 after his hopes of ...

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