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Pyeongchang: Nigeria’s Bobsled Trio Begin Campaign

Nigeria’s bobsled team of Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere will start their campaign in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 17 with scheduled training...

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Lagos Agog as AITEO/NFF Holds Maiden Awards

There is excitement and expectation in the Nigerian Football firmament as the inaugural edition of the NFF Football Awards, supported by partners AITEO as Sponsors and...

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Aging Federer Eyes Rotterdam Open No1 Spot

Roger Federer said he “never imagined” he would be world No1 again as he moved to within one victory of being the oldest man to achieve that feat. The Swiss 20-time...

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Neymar’s Father Blasts Son’s Critics

Father of Brazilian and PSG poster boy, Neymar has spoken out at what he called the “vultures” circling his son, in an apparent reference to criticism of the Paris...

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Flamingos Land in Yaoundé for W’Cup Ticket

The delegation of Nigeria’s Under-17 women national football team, Flamingos, have arrived in Yaoundé, capital of Cameroon for their final round, final leg of the...

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Biafra: IPOB Makes Case for Release of Members in Custody

BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• Embattled group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has pleaded with the Nigeria Government to release all members of IPOB detained held...

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Abia: Assembly Lacks Power to Suspend Me, Says LG Boss

BY STANLEY AHUKANNA in Umuahia• Beleaguered Chairman of the Umuahia North local government area of Abia State, Chief Chidiebere Nwachukwu, has faulted the State House...

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Cross River Assembly Passes State’s N1.3tr Budget  

BY EDIDEM UYA in Calabar• The Cross River House of Assembly has passed the over N1.3 trillion budget presented to the assembly for the 2018 fiscal year by Governor Ben...

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Zuma: Human Rights Activist Wants NASS to Force Buhari to Resign

BY STANLEY AHUKANNA in Umuahia• With the resignation of President Jacob Zuma of South African over allegations of corruption, a human rights activist, Comrade Paul...

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Obasanjo Commends Transformation in Bayelsa

Mantu, Jerry Gana, others extol Dickson BY CHIDUBEM UKAMAKA in Port Harcourt• Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed satisfaction over the...

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Abia: 2 Kidnapped Female Students Rescued in Ebonyi

BY STANLEY AHUKANNA in Umuahia• Police authorities have said that two female students of the Girls Secondary School, Uzuakoli in Bende Local Government Area of Abia...

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Ramaphosa Succeeds Zuma as South African President

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in as South Africa’s president after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned. He was the only candidate nominated in parliament on...

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GE to Assist Shell at Afam VI Plant

BY OKEMIRI CHINENYE in Lagos• GE’s Power Services business on has disclosed that it has signed a multi- year service agreement (MYA) with Shell Petroleum...

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Five Injured as Delta Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing in Lagos

BY COLLINS NKWOCHA in Lagos• Five passengers on board a Delta Air Lines flight from Lagos to Atlanta were hurt on Tuesday night when the aircraft made an emergency...

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Bonnke’s Successor Kolenda to Light up Calabar with Gospel Crusade

BY EDIDEM UYA in Calabar• Evangelist Daniel Kolenda, the successor to renowned German Evangelist Reinhardt Bonnke has disclosed that the people of Calabar and its...

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Abia Assembly Directs Ikpeazu to Suspend LG Boss

BY STANLEY AHUKANNA in Umuahia• The Abia State House of Assembly on Wednesday barred the Umuahia North Local Government Chairman, Chief Chidiebere Nwachukwu, for one...

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You Cant Graze Here, MASSOB, BIM Warn Killer Herdsmen

BY STANLEY AHUKANNA in Umuahia• Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM), in Ebonyi State, on...

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Nigeria: Catholic Priest Calls for Prayer over Incessant Killings

 BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• Bishop on the Niger, Anglican Communion Rt. Rev Owen Nwokolo has called on Nigerians to go down on their knees to seek the face of God for...

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Onitsha: Drama in Court as Murder Suspect Refuses to Take Second Plea

BY OSOLOKA NNAMDI in Awka• A mild drama played out on Wednesday at an Onitsha High Court in Anambra state, when a defendant, Joshua Uzochukwu Ezirim who is standing...

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Discovery Channel Hosts its Award with Jozi Films

Following the success of 2017, the ‘Discovery Channel Don’t Stop Wondering Award’ is back for a second consecutive year. After receiving over 200...