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Invite Buratai, others to account for looted arms’ funds — COAS

By Tordue Salem, Abuja The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has told the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee investigating the Purchase, Use and Control of Arms, Ammunition and Related Hardware by Military, Paramilitary and Other Law Enforcement Agencies in Nigeria to invite his predecessors to shed more light on the arms
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Invite Buratai, others to account for looted arms’ funds — COAS

By Tordue Salem, Abuja The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, has told the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee investigating the Purchase, Use and Control of Arms, Ammunition and Related Hardware by Military, Paramilitary and Other Law Enforcement Agencies in Nigeria to invite his predecessors to shed more light on the arms
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Konshisha crisis: Ortom apologizes to families of slain soldiers

….condoles President Buhari, Army Chief, promises to support military apprehend masterminds By Peter Duru, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has apologized to the bereaved families of the 12 soldiers who were ambushed and killed about a week ago by armed bandits at Bonta community in Konshisha Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.
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Our council chairmen will be elected, not selected ― Abiodun

By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has assured the people of the state that the forthcoming local government election will be free and fair. He added that the next council chairmen would not be appointed, but elected by the people. Prince Abiodun who made this known in Abeokuta, the Ogun State
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National Sports Festival: Edo state to send 689 athletes, vows to win

By Ozioruva Aliu, Benin-City Edo state government Monday said it would deploy 689 athletes and 236 officials 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) tagged Edo 2020 which it also boasted to host and win. Addressing journalists in government house, Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Deputy Governor of the state, Comrade Philip Shaibu said
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AFCON Qualifiers: CAF disqualifies Chad due to interference

Africa’s football governing body, The Confederation for African Football (CAF) has announced the suspension of the Chadian national team from the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 qualifiers due to interference. The decision was brought about due to the dissolution of the Chadian FA by the Ministry of Youth and Sports which is in direct
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Lobi Stars FC manager, Barnabas Imienger is dead

Lobi Stars FC of Benue state, Monday, announced the passing of their team manager and former Super Eagles striker, Barnabas Imienger. The announcement was made on the website of the Makurdi-based club, saying: “With heavy hearts but total submission to the will of God, The Board and Management of Lobi Stars Football Club regrets to
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Volcano flares to life in Iceland for first time in 900 years

A long-dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland flared to life at the weekend, spilling lava down two sides in that area’s first volcanic eruption in nearly 900 years. VIDEO: Red lava spews from a volcano near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik as onlookers take photos. The first eruption at the site in 900 years
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Egyptian author, women’s rights icon El Saadawi dies

World-renowned Egyptian author Nawal El Saadawi, an outspoken champion of women’s rights in the Arab world, has died at the age of 89, her family said. El Saadawi passed away in a Cairo hospital after suffering a long illness, her daughter, Mona Helmy, said on Sunday. The prolific writer was a leading feminist who revolutionised
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US Defence Secretary visits Afghanistan ahead of troops withdrawal

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, weeks before a planned withdrawal of all remaining US troops. After meeting President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, he called for a responsible end to the war but would not say whether the deadline would be met. Mr Austin said the focus should be
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AFCON: ‘Seniorman’ Iheanacho fires warning shots to Benin, Lesotho

Leicester City are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time since 1982, thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho who has continued his fine goalscoring form with a brace in the Foxes 3-1 victory over Manchester United at King Power Stadium. Iheanacho’s two goals were scored on either side of an excellent Youri Tielemans
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Breaking: Three suspected Fulani herders attack Sunday Igboho mother’s residence

By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan Three Fulani herders have allegedly attacked the residence of the mother of Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho this evening. Two of the alleged intruders escaped while one was arrested and he is being interrogated by the police. According to the spokesperson for Sunday Igboho, Mr Olayomi Koiki, one of the herders’
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Benitez backs Liverpool to repeat CL victory in Istanbul

Rafael Benitez has suggested that Liverpool are capable of repeating their Champions League victory in 2005 again this season. In 2005, Liverpool fought back from 3-0 down en route to beating AC Milan on penalties. The final of the 2021 Champions League is also due to take place in Istanbul. Jurgen Klopp’s side booked their
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FG guarantees completion of Moshood Abiola, Lagos stadium renovations

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of the speedy completion of the rehabilitation of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja and National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, gave the assurance in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media), John Joshua-Akanji on Sunday in Abuja. “The on-going rehabilitation work at
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Buhari orders investigation into attack on Gov Ortom

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, saying the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state, with the latest one targeting the governor, was unacceptable. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President
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Cancer can start from any part of body except heart ― Consultant

A Consultant Haematologist, Dr Uche Nwokwu, says cancer can start from every single part of the body except the heart. Nwokwu, a consultant at the National Cancer Control Programme of the Ministry of Health, told NAN in Abuja on Sunday that cancer could start from any part of the body and its complications could affect
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38th edition of Ramat Cup finally kicks off in Kano

Teams from 19 states are participating in the 38th edition of the Ramat Cup International Under-16 Football Tournament which begins on Sunday in Kano, an official has said. Aliyu Kasim, the Kano State Chapter Secretary of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), who is the tournament’s organiser, disclosed this on Sunday in Kano. He told
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Stop alcohol consumption once you are 50 years old ― Dietician

Shun intake of alcohol once you are 50 years and above, Mrs Doyin Ajayi, Chairman, Ekiti State chapter of the Institute of Dietetics, advised in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday. Ajayi, who gave the advice while speaking with newsmen, said the elderly should consume more fruits and light foods instead. She said alcohol could make some vital
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Speech & Zap releases new music video “BUSS Dat”

By Ayo Onikoyi The duo of Speech & Zap have released a new song and music video titled “Buss Dat”. This would be seen as their first major commercially publicised project since the beginning of their journey into the Nigerian music scene. The duo are geared up to cause a major disruption in the music
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Coming to America 2, a creative calamity ― Critics

By Ayo Onikoyi The remake of the 1988 classic film, Coming To America has been greeted with mixed feelings. Most reviews across the world on different platforms have scored the film below average. A critic from Nigeria who is totally disenchanted with the film has described it as “a creative calamity.” Dr Olufunmilayo who reviewed
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Nigerian musical artistes and the Grammy Journey

By Ayo Onikoyi Nigeria took the centre stage of the world’s attention yet again on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at the 63rd Grammy Awards when singers, Burna Boy and Wizkid did the country proud by winning a Grammy award each in different categories. While Burna Boy won the award in the Best Global Music Album
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My mansions worth more than Grammys ― Ghanaian artiste, Shatta Wale

By Ayo Onikoyi In every game, there are players who make other players look bad on account of their success and achievements. When Wizkid and Burna Boy won the Grammys last Sunday many artistes across Africa were under fire for underperforming in their crafts. Ghanaian music star, Shatta Wale was not left off the hook
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I love being sexy ― DJ Dimple Nipple

Rachel Oluwabukola Martins is an actress, a dancer and a disc jockey known in the entertainment space and Instagram as DJ Dimple Nipple. She has become a sensation on Instagram on account of juicy and raunchy pictures and videos she posts. The six-foot drop-dead gorgeous diva in a chat with Potpourri explains what it entails
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What Wizkid, Burna Boy Grammy wins mean ― Grammy Academy member, Bartee

  By Ayo Onikoyi African-American Richardine Bartee, a Grammy Recording Academy Member, and ‘Afrobeat To The World’ advocate has revealed she voted for Burna Boy at the just concluded 63rd Grammy Awards event which held last Sunday in Los Angeles, USA and also highlighted what the Nigerian two Grammys entails, not only to Africa but
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What shall I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus Christ answers!!!

By Simon Ifeanyi Ezeh Jesus Christ of Nazareth remains the only authorized mouthpiece of the Almighty God as well as the finality of all things relating to the kingdom of God. But, his words are as repugnant to Christians (his supposed followers) as it is to those who openly declare their unbelief in him, unfortunately.
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