Ekiti govt, Ikogosi Marathon Initiative to hold 10km race Dec. 14









The Ekiti State Government is hosting a 10 kilometre marathon in partnership with Ikogosi Marathon initiative Company on December 14. At a Press Conference in Ado Ekiti, the Commissioner for Youths and Sport Development in Ekiti State, Michael Awopetu, and the Ikogosi Marathon initiative Company, said Athletes who wish to participate in the Race will …

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Football competition to honour Agba Jalingo holds in Calabar

A football competition for inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Center of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Calabar will kick off today. It is in honor of Mr. Agba Jalingo, a journalist and rights activist who is facing trial for demanding accountability from the Cross River State government over the N500 million approved and released …

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Buhari congratulates Muslims on Eid-el-Maulud celebration

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians, particularly Muslim faithful to follow” shining examples of non-violence, peaceful disposition and remarkable virtues of patience” exhibited by Prophet Muhammed. He cited the killing of innocent people, kidnapping of female students and forcing young women into forced marriages as some of the extremist behaviour that the Muslim Ummah must …

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Taraba govt clears gratuity arrears of 1,000 retirees

Taraba state government said it has cleared the backlog of gratuities for more than one thousand retirees and deceased civil servants in the state. The payment covers December 2018 to September 2019. This follows the governor’s approval and release of a monthly one hundred million naira gratuity and terminal pension payment. The local government staff …

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INEC identifies flashpoints in Kogi, Bayelsa ahead of governorship polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has identified flashpoints in Bayelsa and Kogi states ahead of the November the 16 governorship elections. The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, revealed that an internal risk assessment has been conducted on the two states which he termed ‘politically volatile’ and concerns are mounting over mobilisation of thugs to …

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Obafemi Martins dismisses rumours of early retirement from football

Nigerian forward Obafemi Martins says he has no immediate plans to retire from football and will not rush to decide his next destination. Martins who played for English clubs Newcastle United and Birmingham City, has been searching for a new club since his recovery from a torn hamstring injury in May. He scored 32 goals …

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Ghanaians angry over border closure, ask Nigerians to quit their shops

Nigerians doing business in Ghana have been asked to vacate their shops on Thursday November the 14th or be forcefully evicted. The move is an apparent retaliation against the Federal Government’s closure of the Nigeria’s land borders. The ultimatum was issued by the Ghana Union of Traders’ Associations and the Ghana Electrical Dealers Association. A …

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Dangote enters Togo with fertiliser and Cement deals

Nigerian industrial conglomerate, Dangote Group has signed deals to make phosphate into fertiliser and build a cement factory in Togo. Dangote also signed a deal to build a cement factory at a cost of around $60 million. Togo’s vast phosphate resources are mostly exported in their raw form, and Dangote’s project would process some of …

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Sound Energy to sell 51% of Tendrara gas exploration stake in Morocco

Sound Energy has agreed to sell 51% of its Tendrara gas exploration concession stake in eastern Morocco to a British company for $112.8 million. Sound Energy said it entered the agreement with 23 companies and received multiple non-binding offers. The British gas company has granted the purchaser an exclusivity period, expiring on February the 14th …

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Bolivian president Evo Morales steps down amid election fraud allegations

Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned amid turmoil following his disputed re-election last month. On Sunday, international monitors called for the election result to be annulled, saying they had found “clear manipulations” of the October 20th poll. Mr Morales agreed with the findings and announced his intention to call fresh elections – after overhauling the …

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Hong Kong protests: Protester in critical condition after police shooting

A protester is in a critical condition after being shot by police in Hong Kong. The victim, a twenty one year old protester was shot with a live round in the torso by a traffic officer when clashes broke out across the city on Monday. No reason was given for the shooting, but the officer …

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Nigerian Army approves promotion of senior officers

  The Nigerian Army Council on Saturday the 9th of November 2019 has approved the promotion of senior officers to the next ranks of Major General and Brigadier General respectively. Among those lucky to be promoted to Major General are Brigadier General S Idris, Defence Headquarters Abuja, Brigadier General DC Onyemulu, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement …

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Malta cuts deal with Libya coastguard over migrant movement

Malta’s armed forces have started cooperating with Libya’s coastguard to turn back migrant boats heading into Malta’s search and rescue zone, a newspaper reported on Sunday, citing a secret government deal. The government declined to comment directly on the report in the Sunday Times of Malta, but told Reuters the Mediterranean state had been working …

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Eid-el-Maulud: Buhari urges Muslims to shun violence, killings and extremism

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the greatest honour Muslims could do the Prophet Muhammad is to follow his shining examples of non-violence, peaceful disposition and remarkable virtues of patience. This was contained in his goodwill message to the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the Maulud celebration to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet …

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Nigeria is second highest in the world with 23 million child brides – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said 23 million Nigerian children are married off as child brides, and as a result, they drop out of school. The agency said Nigeria is the second largest in the world. UNICEF made the disclosure, yesterday, at a programme it jointly organised with Bauchi State Universal Basic Education …

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Blood bath in Iraq: More than 264 protesters killed in one month – Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling on Iraqi authorities to immediately rein in security forces after at least six protesters were killed in central Baghdad amid a widening security crackdown. The deaths, including five by live ammunition, occurred a day earlier during a police operation to clear demonstrations from several bridges and streets near Tahrir Square. In …

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Zimbabwe fires 211 striking doctors as economy worsens

Zimbabwe has fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better pay to protect them from soaring inflation. The doctors were dismissed after disciplinary hearings held in their absence, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government takes a hard line against a restive labour force. Other public …

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Spain votes in second parliamentary election in just over six months

A bitterly divided Spain headed to the polls on Sunday for its second parliamentary election in just over six months, likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with no clear winner and a sizeable showing by the far-right. Spain has been struggling to put stable governments together since 2015, when new parties emerged from …

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