I’ve no plans for Nigeria’s coaching job for now — Jo Bonfrere

Johannes Bonfere, the coach of Nigeria’s Dream Team I, which won gold medal at the Atlanta ’96 Olympics, said on Monday that he had no plan to assume any coaching job in Nigeria for now. Bonfrere told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that his frequent visits to Nigeria to watch some games …

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US donates radiation systems to Nigeria to fight terrorism

The US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Office of Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (US-DOE/NNSA/NSDD) has donated two Mobile Radiation Detection Systems to help combat terrorism in Nigeria. CP Maikudi Shehu, Commissioner of Police in charge of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), disclosed this on Monday during the one-week training and unveiling of the …

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Exploitation: How Magistrate gave ruling against 52 hotels in 3 hours – Hoteliers

Hoteliers in Imo State have complained about the system of exploitation and impunity that undermined the hospitality industry in the state in the last eight years and urged government to redress same to maximize productivity in the sector. In a petition to the Commissioner, Ministry of Tourism, Creative Art and Culture, Barr. Chijioke Nzekwe, the …

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Suspected serial killer, West, appears in court

Suspected serial killer, Gracious David West, was brought to court in Rivers State on Monday. West, who had confessed to killing seven women in different hotels, was brought into the High Court premises in Port Harcourt around 10.28 am by heavily armed personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad. However, the charges against the suspect …

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Close borders to foreign herdsmen, Ortom urges FG

* Visits woman whose hand was chopped off by herdsmen Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Monday called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, close the country’s borders on foreigners who disguise as Fulani herdsmen to launch attacks on innocent citizens in the country. Ortom stated this while speaking with journalists …

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EPL: Mourinho, Solskjaer slam Klopp

The journey from the bench to the pundit’s studio is so quick in the modern game that some could be forgiven for thinking Manchester United had two managers after Sunday’s game. Manchester United had a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford. So, after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp criticised Manchester United’s tactics and said their …

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Onoja sworn in as Kogi deputy governor

*I’m still deputy governor, Simon Achuba insists Edward Onoja, running mate of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, in the November 16 governorship election, has been sworn in as the deputy governor of the state. The swearing-in ceremony held at the Kogi government house on Monday. The ceremony is sequel to his confirmation by the Kogi …

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2 escape death in Onitsha as containers fall on vehicle

The FRSC confirmed on Monday that two persons sustained injuries at Onitsha in Anambra when two containers fell off an articulated vehicle at Upper Iweka on the Onitsha-Owerri highway. The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Anambra, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka that the accident occurred at about …

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Putin steps up push for influence in Africa with broadside against West

President Vladimir Putin stepped up Russia’s push for influence in Africa days before he hosts a summit with African leaders, saying on Monday that Moscow can offer help without political conditions unlike what he cast as the exploitative West. The Kremlin has said it expects 47 African leaders to converge on the Black Sea city …

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Deplorable roads: Aggrieved youths shutdown Minna-Suleja highway

Want Fashola to address issue Military, Police fire teargas at protesters Over 2,000 youths under the auspices of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on Monday blocked the ever busy 98-kilometre Suleja-Minna highway to protest the deplorable state of roads across Niger State. Our Correspondent learnt that the protest ran concurrently as the Bida-Minna and …

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Security forces rescue kidnapped ACP, Musa Rabo

An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Musa Rabo, who was kidnapped by gunmen at the weekend, has been rescued. It was learnt that Rabo was rescued by a combined armed security forces. The Force Headquarters, Abuja, said that a joint operation of members of the elite special forces in Abuja and armed Police squad from Kaduna …

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Hong Kong leader to visit Japan after huge rally, night of violence

Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, leaves for a visit to Japan on Monday as the Chinese-ruled city struggles to recover from a night of violence in which tens of thousands took to the streets, with further protests planned later in the day. Lam is to attend Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony in Tokyo’s imperial palace …

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China’s Defence Minister: Resolving ‘Taiwan question’ is national priority

China’s Defence Minister said on Monday that resolving the “Taiwan question” is his country’s “greatest national interest,” and that no force could prevent China’s “reunification.” Separatist activities are doomed to failure, Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said at the opening in Beijing of the Xiangshan Forum, which China styles as its answer to the annual Shangri-La …

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USSD Charges: CBN asks banks to switch telcos

FG tackles MTN λUK to support Nigeria’s infrastructure     Minister: $750m 1st tranche of  World Bank loan ready April   T he Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed commercial banks and other financial institutions in the country to take away their businesses from any telecommunication company that implement charges on Unstructured Supplementary Service …

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Car dealers to sue NCS for sealing off business premises

…as LCCI berates Customs A group of car dealers in Lagos State have threatened to sue the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for sealing off their business’ premises. In a letter to Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali through the law firm of Ubani & Co, the group condemned the 30th September, …

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NSE: Stocks extend weekly losses by 0.32%

T he Nigerian Stock Exchange at the weekend extended weekly decline as the NSE All-Share Index and market capitalisation both depreciated by 0.32 per cent to close the week at 26,448.62 and N12.875 trillion respectively.   rly, all other indices finished lower with the exception of NSE Insurance, NSE Meri Value, NSE Consumer Goods and …

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Woman uses hot knife to burn four-year-old niece

P olice in Ogun State have arrested a 35-year-old woman, Monsurat, for allegedly using hot knife to burn her four-year-old niece, Fathia Ogundimu, and also biting her.     Olusanya, a mother of three, was accused of using a knife heated in fire to inflict injuries all over the victim’s body. The state Police Public …

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True federalism, Igbo presidency’ll put Nigeria on path to greatness – Kalu

‘South-East still manifests physical characteristics of conquered land’   Former governor of Abia State and current Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, in his autobiography: “My Life,” which captures his childhood, education, business, politics and his plans for Nigeria, among others, takes a look at the myriads of problems facing Nigeria and …

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…Unveils 2018 sustainability report​​

T he Nigerian Stock Exchange has released its 2018 Sustainability Report titled, “Growth, Innovation and Value Creation.” The report, which is the fifth edition, showcases the exchange’s sustainability progress along the four pillars of marketplace, workplace, environment and community. According to a statement from the exchange, the report is a detailed and transparent compilation of …

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FG, donors set aside $1.61bn for power projects – TCN

T he Federal Government, in collaboration with international donor agencies, has set aside over $1.61 billion to ensure constant power supply in the country.   Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Alhaji Usman Gur, made the disclosure yesterday in Kano while briefing newsmen at the Kumbotso power sub-station. According to him, the project will …

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Elumelu charges Cape Verdean entrepreneurs on hard work, discipline

F ounder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr. Tony  Elumelu,  has charged entrepreneurs to embrace hard work, discipline and sacrifice on their entrepreneurial journey to success. He stated this at the Youth Konnekt Forum, themed, “African Youth: Foresight and Opportunities” held in Cape Verde at the weekend. …

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Oyinloye: Maritime can be major revenue earner

Group Managing Director of SIFAX, Mr. Adekunle Oyinloye, in this interview with BAYO AKOMOLAFE, advises government to remove conflicting laws and policies hindering maritime growth to enable the industry become the hub of shipping in West and Central Africa   The company: SIFAX Group Assest: – NIL Founded:   1988 Membership: Maritime, aviation, haulage, off …

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Lagos, firms partner to build low-cost innovation centres

T wo agencies of Lagos State Government and four firms have announced a partnership towards the construction of five innovation centres across the state, saying the initiatives were designed to ensure capacity building, competitiveness and ecosystem among start-ups and budding entrepreneurs.   Addressing a joint press conference in Ikeja last week Thursday, representatives of Lagos …

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Ex-Dep Gov: I was treated like a common criminal

I mpeached Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba, yesterday, said his political adversaries treated him like a common criminal in spite of his constitutional immunity. Achuba, who was impeached on Friday by the state House of Assembly over alleged gross misconduct, said he was forcefully ejected out of his official residence. He told …

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From Afe to ABUAD: A legacy of leadership

An age-long adage acknowledges the fact that some men are born great, many achieved greatness while some had greatness trusted on them. Interestingly, any keen reader of his enviable story in the last five decades or more, would of course readily admit that Chief Afe Babalola is a unique profile in dramatic trajectory from grass …

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Gas: FG heightens hunt as funding apathy rocks $12bn project

Buhari, Sylva mull Russia, Saudi visit     T he Federal Government, at the weekend, heightened hunt for investors as funding apathy rocks the over $12 billion Trans Sahara Gas Pipeline (TSGP). The TSGP, launched in 1970s, is to transport gas from Nigeria through Algeria to Spain.   Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre …

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‘Law School must apologise for rating lawyers under old system’

Kehinde Adetola Adeyemi is an indigene of Lagos State. Adeyemi, who obtained an LL.B from the Lagos State University, was called to Bar in 2017. In this chat with JOHN CHIKEZIE, he shares his journey into the noble profession     Background My name is Kehinde Adetola Adeyemi. I am an indigene from Badagry, the …

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Zenith Bank Basketball Women’s Final 8: MFM claim first win, blow out Black Gold

L agos-based MFM claimed their first victory at the Zenith Women’s Basketball League  National Final 8 on Sunday with a 97-31 blowout of Black Gold at Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.   Both teams went into Sunday’s game winless in their first two games, but MFM were far too strong for the …

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Apex court Justice, Nweze, Lagos CJ, others honour law teacher at book launch

Two law teachers, Dr. Babatunde Oni and Dr. Anthony Ewere have called for a review of States Administration of Estate (Small Estates) law to exempt small and personal estates of N500,000  and below from paying estate duties before securing letters of administration. Besides, the duo wanted other state’s governments to emulate Lagos and Oyo states …

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