Month: January 2019

Manchester United salvage point in dramatic finish to Burnley clash

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the side’s fans were treated to a “typical Old Trafford finish” as they came from 2-0 down to rescue a dramatic point against Burnley. United were facing their first defeat under Solskjaer until Paul Pogba scored from the penalty spot in the 87th minute and Victor Lindelof …

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NAF Destroys B’Haram’s Hideout At Limberi

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed another terrorists’ hideout at Limberi and neutralized some insurgents. Limberi is a cluster of small, co-located settlements made up of mud and thatched roof structures located about 92Km Northwest of Monguno in Northern Borno State. A statement by …

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Nigerian ‘police officers’ caught on video killing unarmed civilian

The police have been accused of shooting an unarmed civilian dead. An amateur video being circulated on Twitter and Facebook shows two armed police officers dragging an unarmed young man through the street, before firing at him at close range. The man fell down on the floor and appeared to have died instantly. From the …

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NJC Gives Onnoghen, Acting CJN Seven Days To Respond To Petitions

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has given Justice Walter Onnoghen and the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed, seven days to respond to different petitions written against them. The NJC gave the ultimatum on Tuesday during an emergency meeting which was presided over by a former president of the Appeal Court, Justice Umar Abdullahi. In …

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Lagos Assembly Summons Ambode, Threatens To Impeach Him

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has been summoned by the Lagos State House of Assembly with regards to misappropriation of funds. The Assembly asked the governor to come before it within one week. The Governor is to answer questions regarding the 2019 budget. This summon comes on the heels of moves to impeach the Governor. The lawmakers at …

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Strike: ASUU questions integrity of OAU exams, certificates

The Obafemi Awolowo University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has questioned the integrity of the examinations being conducted by the institution, as well as the certificates that will be awarded to its graduates.   The ASUU Chairman at OAU, Dr Adeola Egbedokun, in Lagos on Monday, said it was worrisome that the …

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Wike says February election, Nigeria’s opportunity to end dictatorship

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has described next month’s presidential election as the best opportunity for Nigerians to end dictatorship in the country. Wike also said the forthcoming election offered Nigerians a chance to be free. The governor spoke on Sunday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, during a special mass held at the Catholic …

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IDPs Panic, Flee As MNJTF Withdraws From Rann

Panicking internally displaced persons (IDPs) are fleeing Rann after partner countries of the Multinational Joint Task Force withdrew from the Borno community, leaving only the Nigerian Army in charge of their security. The Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, told journalists after a meeting with the state Governor, Kashim Shettima …

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Jang promises Atiku two million votes in Plateau

A former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has promised to mobilise two million votes from the state to ensure the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Jang spoke in Jos, on Monday while addressing party supporters during the campaign rally for the northern senatorial zone of the state. The former …

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Real Madrid regains top spot in world football rich list

Real Madrid has topped the table of the world’s 20 richest football clubs, displacing Manchester United with record revenues of €750.9m (£674.6m). Deloitte said Man Utd slipped to third with Barcelona making it the first Spanish one-two since 2014-15,. Its Football Money League, based on season 2017-18, also shows the combined revenues of the top …

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