Monthly Archives: November 2017

Ighalo Promises To Build Orphanage In Edo

  Super Eagles player, Odion Ighalo, has promised to build an orphanage in Edo as a means of giving back to the people of his state. Mr. Ighalo, a striker with Changchun Yatai Football Club in China, gave the promise in Benin on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor of the state, Philip Shaibu, in ...

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120 Youths Renounce Cultism In Lagos

No fewer than 120 youth on Wednesday renounced membership of different cult groups and surrendered their weapons on Wednesday at Imota in Ikorodu area of Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the renunciation by the cultists followed recent violent clash between rival cult gangs which claimed three lives in the area. Addressing the repented cultists, Lagos ...

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FG Declares Friday Public Holiday For Eid-Maulud

  The Federal Government has declared Friday as public holiday to mark the Eid-El-Maulud celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), made the declaration on behalf of the FG in a statement on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Abubakar Magaji. He admonished all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for ...

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NYSC Re-Deploys 52 Nursing, Pregnant Corps Members

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Jigawa has approved the re-deployment of 52 nursing and pregnant corps members to states of their choice. The state NYSC coordinator, Michael Amolo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Tuesday that the NYSC authority had also approved the re-deployment of 10 other corps members with health challenges. “As for now, ...

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Fisayo Soyombo, Editor Of ICIR, Nominated For Wole Soyinka 2017 Award

  Fisayo Soyombo, the editor of International Centre for Investigative Reporting(ICIR) and former editor of TheCable, has been shortlisted for the 12th edition of the Wole Soyinka award for investigative reporting. Soyombo, winner of the Nigerian Investigative Journalist of the Year 2016, was nominated alongside nine other journalists. According to Motunrayo Alaka, coordinator, Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ),  said ...

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Oyo Govt To Rehabilitate 100 Schools With N2bn

The Oyo State Executive Council has approved the rehabilitation of 100 public secondary schools across the 33 Local Government Areas as well as the construction of four compartments VIP toilets, a project that is estimated will cost the sum of N1,960,417,772.57 and will be handled by 10 contractors.   According to Tribuneonlineng, the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, ...

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Sterling Sends City Eight Points Clear, Sanchez Lifts Arsenal

Manchester City restored their eight-point lead in the Premier League after Raheem Sterling’s late goal clinched a 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town, while Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal victory at Burnley on Sunday. City have swept aside all comers this season, but they found themselves in the unusual position of trailing at half-time after Nicolas Otamendi’s own goal at the John ...

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Messi Extends Barcelona Contract After Extending Deal

  Lionel Messi ended months of speculation when finally putting pen to paper on Saturday to extend his contract with Barcelona until 2021, the club announced, making official an agreement reached in July. The Spanish giants had announced in the summer that Messi, 30, had committed his future to the club but the Argentine had not signed the new deal. With ...

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