Man, friends allegedly beat up doctor, security in Abuja

Rasheed Sobowale

Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja has condemned an assault on one of its members while on call on Saturday. The Association in a statement signed by its President, Dr Adejo Arome and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, threatened to take necessary
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Why insecurity persists — Atiku, Adeniran

Emmanuel Okogba

…Harp on job creation, overhaul of security architecture By Dirisu Yakubu Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general election, Alhaji Atiku has said the lack of job opportunities “made worse by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari,” is largely to blame for the rising wave of
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Zulum visits Niger Republic, plans repatriation of 120,000 refugees

Rasheed Sobowale

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has visited the Niger Republic to discuss modalities for safe and dignified repatriation of 120, 000 refugees. Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to the governor on Public Relations and Strategy, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Maiduguri. Gusau said that the governor had on Saturday, visited Diffa
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Kano Govt. signs MoU with TCN to boost power supply

Emmanuel Okogba

Kano State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on viable transmission projects to improve power supply in the state. Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Kano. Anwar disclosed that MoU was signed at
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Police arrests man for stealing 100 religious books in Borno

Rasheed Sobowale

The Police Command in Borno, has confirmed the arrest of a 21-year-old  suspected burglar (name withheld) for allegedly stealing 100 books at religious places of worship in Maiduguri. The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Maiduguri that the suspect was apprehended by worshipers while trying to
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Woman arrested over sex tape that sank ally of France’s Macron

Rasheed Sobowale

French police have arrested the girlfriend of a Russian activist who released a sex video of a prominent ally of French President Emmanuel Macron, prosecutors said on Sunday. Pyotr Pavlensky’s girlfriend was arrested on Saturday evening on charges of invasion of privacy and publishing images of a sexual nature without consent, the Paris prosecutor’s office
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Real Madrid plot Sterling raid in wake of City’s Champions League ban

Temisan Amoye

Real Madrid are thought to be eager to take advantage of Manchester City’s two-year ban from the Champions League by sealing a mega-money move for winger Raheem Sterling at the end of the season. The Citizens were slapped with a two-year ban from competing in any European competition for the next two seasons after being
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Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020: IMF

Emmanuel Okogba

The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow. “There may be a cut that we are still hoping would be in the 0.1-0.2 percentage space,” the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, told the Global Women’s
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Coronavirus Could Damage Global Growth In 2020 – IMF

Ignatius Igwe

  The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow. “There may be a cut that we are still hoping would be in the 0.1-0.2 percentage space,” the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, told the Global … Continue reading Coronavirus Could Damage Global Growth In 2020 – IMF

Abia NSCDC impounds 2 trucks allegedly laden with crude oil

Rasheed Sobowale

The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Abia, Mr Nnamdi Nwannukwu, said the command impounded two trucks allegedly laden with large quantities of crude oil. Nwannukwu stated this in a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, DSC Egwu Agu, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in
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Supreme Court: Group urges peace, solidarity in Imo

Emmanuel Okogba

Supreme Court: The Imo Concerned Citizens Forum (ICCF), a group of young professionals and businessmen from Imo, has called on the people to maintain the prevailing peace and solidarity for the progress of the state and country at large. The group made the appeal ahead of the Supreme Court review of its judgment over the
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Kebbi Govt to evaluate teachers’ performance in primary schools

Rasheed Sobowale

The Kebbi State Government has deployed over 140 monitoring officers to evaluate the performance of 1,452 trained primary One teachers in 956 primary schools across the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected teachers were trained under Better Education Service Delivery for All  (BESDA) to ensure the improvement of Primary one
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Dortmund’s ‘Yellow Wall’: the ‘gigantic monster’ lying in wait for PSG

Emmanuel Okogba

Packed with passionate home fans, Borussia Dortmund’s imposing south stand – dubbed ‘The Yellow Wall’ – is the ‘gigantic monster’ lurking to test Paris Saint-Germain stars like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the Champions League on Tuesday. “It’s just a fantastic feeling that I haven’t had before,” is how Dortmund’s star striker Erling Braut Haaland
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Leicester’s Ndidi faces late fitness test for Man City clash

Temisan Amoye

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed Wilfred Ndidi may miss the Premier League clash with Manchester City at the King Power Stadium next week. The Nigerian has missed the draws with Wolves and Chelsea in recent weeks due to soreness in his knee after he had surgery on his meniscus in January. Against Wolves on
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Police faults media reports of herdsmen killings in Delta

Emmanuel Okogba

By Perez Brisibe THE Delta State Police Command has faulted media reports that eight persons were killed in series of renewed attacks by persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Uwheru kingdom of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State describing it as moves by some individuals to cause apprehension in the state. Members
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Blame past govt for bad roads, schools and hospitals ―BMO

Rasheed Sobowale

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has blamed the nation’s underdevelopment on the previous administrations stating they “abandoned their responsibilities”. The Organisation’s Chairman, Mr Niyi Akinsiju, stated this on Sunday at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. According to Akinsiju; “If today, we are talking of bad roads, bad hospitals, bad schools, it
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Valentine’s Day violence: women carry placards in Cross River

Emmanuel Okogba

By Emma Una WOMEN in Ovonum, Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State on Sunday morning took to the streets to protest over the violence that rocked the community on Valentine’s Day. The women led by the Women Leader, Mr Agnes Osam lamented the resort to the use of machetes and guns by youths
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APC: Time for Oshiomhole to go ⁠— Peter Esele

Emmanuel Okogba

APC governorship aspirant in 2016 in Edo, Mr Peter Esele, has said that recent happenings in the party indicates that it is time for the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to go. Esele said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Sunday. He said, “In life,
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Jessica Kakkad still Supports Mofe Duncan No Matter What

BellaNaija.com

  It’s been over ten months since Mofe Duncan confirmed his separation from ex-wife, Jessica Kakkad, but that’s not stopping them from showing their support for each other. On Saturday, the Nollywood actor took to Instagram to introduce us to his partner as he also penned down some sweet words. He wrote: ☆ I was […]

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Bayelsa: Oshiomhole aware of Lyon’s deputy ineligibility ―APC stalwart 

Rasheed Sobowale

A stalwart of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo, Mr Peter Esele, has said that recent happenings in the party indicates that it is time for the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to go. According to him, the party’s chairman, Oshiomhole cannot claim ignorance of the fact that the Deputy Governorship Candidate
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Israel says Hamas used ‘attractive’ women in thwarted cyberattack

Rasheed Sobowale

Israel’s military said on Sunday it had thwarted an attempted malware attack by Hamas that sought to gain access to soldiers’ mobile phones by using seductive pictures of young women. The phones of a few dozen soldiers were affected, but the military “does not assess that there has been a substantial breach of information”, said Lieutenant
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Unknown gunmen abducts Permanent Sec. in Nasarawa ―CP

Rasheed Sobowale

Alhaji Jibrin Giza, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works in Nasarawa State was in the early hours of Sunday, abducted by yet to be identified gunmen. Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Bola Longe, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia. Longe told NAN that the permanent secretary was abducted
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Resident Doctors decry assault on member at Jabi hospital

Emmanuel Okogba

Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja has condemned an assault on one of its members while on call on Saturday. The Association in a statement signed by its President, Dr Adejo Arome and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, threatened to take necessary
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NSCDC retirees protest unpaid allowances in Ibadan

Emmanuel Okogba

By Ola Ajayi ABOUT 600 retirees of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, across the South-West states have staged a protest over unpaid allowances since they were disengaged from service some years ago. The aged retirees who inscribed some words on placards said the corps is yet to settle their disengagement, cumulative, promotion
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NBA names all-star award in honor of Kobe Bryant

Emmanuel Okogba

  NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that the All-Star Game MVP award will now be called the Kobe Bryant Award as players lined up to pay tribute to the late NBA icon on Saturday. “Kobe Bryant is synonymous with NBA all-star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game,” Silver said. “He
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New Coronavirus Cases In China Drop For Third Day

Ignatius Igwe

  The number of new cases from China’s coronavirus epidemic dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday, as the World Health Organisation chief warned it was “impossible” to predict how the outbreak would develop. Global concern remains high about the spread of the virus, which first emerged in China’s central Hubei province in December, … Continue reading New Coronavirus Cases In China Drop For Third Day

Ighalo trains with Man United teammates for the first time

Temisan Amoye

Manchester United new boy Odion Ighalo arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground for the first time on Sunday morning, as he prepares to make his debut against Chelsea on Monday night. The ex-Watford striker, 30, joined United on transfer deadline day last month from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. But he has yet
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