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2023: LP, NNPP merger talks still ongoing, says Coalition   2

2023: LP, NNPP merger talks still ongoing, says Coalition  

John Alechenu, Abuja The Prof. Pat Utomi-led National Consultative Front, has said contrary to speculations in some quarters, merger talks between Labour Party and the New Nigeria Peoples Party has not broken down. Head, Public Affairs Directorate of the NC Front, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, and the National Publicity Secretary of the NNPP, Dr. Agbo Major, …

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Heed appeals for political solution to Nnamdi Kanu’s case, lawmaker begs FG 3

Heed appeals for political solution to Nnamdi Kanu’s case, lawmaker begs FG

…Hails IPOB leader over viral video peace appeal By Steve Oko Member representing Aba South state constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Obinna Ichita, has again, advocated political solution as the best option to resolve the Federal Government’s issues with the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi …

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Former Formula One chief Ecclestone slammed for backing Putin 4

Former Formula One chief Ecclestone slammed for backing Putin

By Emmanuel Okogba Former Formula One chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone has come under severe backlash for saying he will take a bullet for Russia’s president Vladimir Putin over the invasion of Ukraine. Ecclestone had during an interview called Putin ‘a first-class person’ and insisted he is not to blame for the casualties of the ongoing …

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Idris Elba in talks to acquire UK Channel 4 for $1.2bn 6

Idris Elba in talks to acquire UK Channel 4 for $1.2bn

By Biodun Busari English actor and singer, Idris Elba is reportedly interested in acquiring the United Kingdom broadcaster Channel 4 looking to put forward a £1 billion (approximately $1.2 billion USD) bid. According to reports, Elba is speaking with Marc Boyan, founder and chief executive officer of marketing and communications collective The Miroma Group, for …

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Food insecurity worsens as WHO intensifies response to looming health crisis in Africa 9

Food insecurity worsens as WHO intensifies response to looming health crisis in Africa

… Laments high malnutrition cases among children By Chioma Obinna As Eastern African region faces acute food insecurity occasioned by conflict among others, the World Health Organisation, WHO is scaling up its operations in eastern Africa, lamenting that the health risks in the region were increasing, while access to health care continue to deteriorate. Eastern …

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[VIDEOS] Fireboy goes emotional after performing with Ed Sheeran at Wembley 10

[VIDEOS] Fireboy goes emotional after performing with Ed Sheeran at Wembley

Nigerian music superstar, Fireboy DML on Wednesday night broke down in tears after performing his hit song “Peru” with Ed Sheeran at the Wembley Stadium, London. The Wembley Stadium has about 90,000 capacity, and will have Ed Sheeran perform for five nights from 24 June to 1 July. Recall that Fireboy released ‘Peru’ in July …

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Energy crisis: ARDA seeks funding options for downstream sector  12

Energy crisis: ARDA seeks funding options for downstream sector 

By Obas Esiedesa, Abuja  With Nigeria and several African countries facing acute energy challenges, the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) has harped on the need for operators to secure alternative funding for oil and gas projects on the continent. ARDA said issues around Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) impacts are affecting availability of finance for oil …

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Just in: 38 Nigerians deported from UK arrive Lagos 15

Just in: 38 Nigerians deported from UK arrive Lagos

  By Olasunkanmi Akoni No fewer than 38 Nigerians deported from the United Kingdom, in the early hours on Thursday, arrived in Lagos. According to authorities in Nigeria, the deportees, who are mainly mothers and grandmothers, arrived the Murtala Muhammed international Airport, Ikeja. They arrived in Lagos early this morning with one Home Office charter …

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World’s oldest Methodist church votes to allow gay marriage 18

World’s oldest Methodist church votes to allow gay marriage

The world’s oldest Methodist building has voted unanimously to permit same-sex marriage ceremonies. The New Room was founded in 1739 as a space for Methodists to meet by evangelist and founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley. For nearly 300 years, John Wesley’s New Room has served as a multi-purpose building for the local community …

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Ex-Chelsea star warns club against signing ‘overrated’ Neymar 21

Ex-Chelsea star warns club against signing ‘overrated’ Neymar

Neymar By Emmanuel Okogba Former Chelsea defender, Jason Cundy has warned the club against signing Brazil international, Neymar, saying the forward is overrated and does not want him near his club. Thiago Silva had said he would prefer Neymar joins him at Stamford Bridge if he was leaving PSG, but there is still nothing concrete …

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Tottenham set to sign Richarlison from Everton for £50m initial deal 22

Tottenham set to sign Richarlison from Everton for £50m initial deal

By Biodun Busari Premier League club, Tottenham have concluded a deal to sign Brazilian player, Richarlison from Everton for £50m plus add-ons and set to announce the signing if the forward passes a medical in Brazil. Agreement was reached on personal terms on Wednesday and the two clubs have settled outstanding issues relating to the …

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