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My goal is to create top-class entertainment services ― Odinachukwu Ilikwu

In a fast-changing world where women are breaking down barriers and creating new narratives in virtually every facet of human endeavour around the globe, it is perhaps not surprising to see that Nigerian women are also rising up to the occasion. This may explain the recent exploits being displayed by serial entrepreneur and entertainment enthusiast,
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Bailly set to to snub Man Utd contract after Europa League omission

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is set to turn down a 12-month contract extension after his omission from the squad in Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League triumph over AC Milan, according to reports. Bailly, 26, is thought to have been left incensed with the decision from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, leading him to reconsider his future
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Akeredolu approves N360m payment for WAEC fees in Ondo public schools

By Dayo Johnson, Akure Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has approved the payment of N360million as School Certificate Examination Fees otherwise known as WAEC Fees for students in public schools in the state. A total number of 25,736 students in Public Secondary Schools across the state will benefit from the gesture. The governor’s Chief
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Boxing world will miss Marvin Hagler ― Oboh

Former British and Commonwealth boxing champion. Peter Oboh has expressed grief over the passing of former undisputed middleweight champion ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler, saying, “the world will miss Hagler, we will all miss him”. Oboh, who is now a Minister for Christ recalled that the Hagler era was about the finest in the history of the
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Rivers Utd’s Confederation Cup trauma over, Says Eguma

Everything seemed to be falling apart in the Garden City of Port Harcourt in the wake of Rivers United’s excruciating loss to Enyimba FC in the playoff round of the CAF Confederation Cup. What followed was two straight defeats in the league and an ignominious announcement of the suspension of two key members of the
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Gov AbdulRazak raises the bar on renovation of sports facilities

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s desire to return the state to its glory days with the overhauling of facilities at the Kwara Stadium, Ilorin to world standard have excited stakeholders in the sports industry. The Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Barrister. Iyabo Funke Banire, described the execution of various sports
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Alumona’s new Lagos State Boxing Association Chairman

Jenkins Alumona, Chief Executive Officer of Flykite Promotions, has been named as Chairman of the Lagos State Boxing Association. Alumona was sworn-in at the inauguration ceremony of the board members of the various Lagos State Sports associations conducted by the Lagos State Sports Commission at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, on Wednesday. ALSO READ: SARS Probe
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Ekuta, first Nigerian judoka to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

True to her name ‘Enku Ewa Ekuta’ which means ‘God will open the way of success’, Enku Ekuta achieved her greatest success yet early in 2021 when she qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first Nigerian female judoka to do so in 17 years since the last Nigerian woman, Catherine Ekuta her mother, qualified
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Delta speaker, others, charge new Okpe youth leaders on peace

By Emma Amaize Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Commissioner for Works, Hon. James Aguoye and others have admonished tasked youths of Okpe Kingdom in the state to collaborate with security agencies to make the area peaceful. They made the call at the swearing-in of the new executive of Okpe
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ASUP threatens nationwide polytechnic strike from April 6

By Adesina Wahab Academic activities in the nation’s Polytechnics may be disrupted from April 6,  if the government fails to meet some demands by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechincs, ASUP, the union said on Friday. Rising from their National Executive Council meeting in Katsina, the union, in a communique, accused the government of failure
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Osun Panel: Police legal officer threatens to slap counsel before panelists

By Shina Abubakar, Osogbo There was mild drama at the Osun state Panel of Inquiry investigating police brutality and extrajudicial killings on Friday, as the state police command Legal Officer, Mr Francis Osie  threatened to slap a petitioner’s lawyer, Barrister Kayode Adebisi. Osie was displeased with the cross examination Adebisi subjected an Investigating Police Officer,
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Retreat: Gov Diri tasks cabinet members on economy diversification

  By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has charged members of his cabinet to  explore ways to actualise the vision of his administration to diversify the economy of the state. Governor Diri gave the charge yesterday at the opening of a three-day retreat for his cabinet members entitled, ‘Prosperity Agenda for
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Lagos police arrest homosexual man, rapist with explicit pictures, videos

The police operatives attached to Makinde Police Station, Osodi, have arrested one Jane Otubo, m, 28, of No 3, Eniola Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, a food stuff trader, who hails from Enugu State for alleged homosexuality on 18th March, 2021. The suspect had invited one Francis Azeez, m, who resides at Gwagwalada Area of Abuja and
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World Oral Health Day: Ogun creates Directorate of Dental Services

By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta In a bid to increase the accessibility of residents to oral health and ensure a uniformed administration, the Ogun State government has established a Directorate of Dental Services. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, disclosed this at a press briefing held in commemoration of World Oral Health Day, with
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NPFL: Plateau United triumph over Sunshine Stars in 2-0 win

Three goals in the first half saw Plateau United triumphing over visiting Sunshine Stars in Jos on MatchDay 16 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The visitors could not find their rhythm especially in the first half as Plateau ran rings round the visitors throwing everything at the Sunshine Stars defence and could have
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NPFL: Katsina Utd stun Rangers in 2-0 to end winless streak

Katsina United overpowered temporary league leaders, Rangers International 2-0 to bounce back to winning ways after a run of four games winless streak. Rasheed Ahmed opened scoring on 14 minutes with a low strike as he swept in a shot mishandled by Goalkeeper Seidu Mutawakilu, while Atule Joseph converted from the penalty spot with seven
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UCL Q/F Draw: Revenge on cards as Bayern tackle PSG, Liverpool face Madrid

Revenge for last season’s final defeat will be on the minds of Paris Saint-Germain after being drawn against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. Bayern lifted the trophy in August last year when they defeated PSG 1-0 thanks to a goal by Kingsley Coman, a youth product of the Parisian side. It was PSG’s
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Force Majeure: Akwa Ibom expresses fear over 70% revenue decrease

By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo Akwa Ibom State government has expressed fears that the state may face tougher days ahead as a result of the Force Majeure declared by an oil giant, ExxonMobil on Qua Iboe Terminal, QIT which led to decrease in the revenue to the state from the Federation Account. The Commissioner for Finance,
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School Abductions: Bandits sponsored by those against western education — Northern CAN

By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, says many of the bandits executing mass abduction of school children in the North were sponsored by Boko Haram whose basic ideology opposed the acquisition of western education. Vice Chairman of CAN, Northern region, Rev. John Hayab said this during an interview with Vanguard on
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Kidnappings of school children will destroy Nigeria ― Middle Belt Forum

  By Peter Duru, Makurdi The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has backed the position of the National Assembly that the resort to kidnappings of school children in the country would endanger the education sector as well as the education of Nigerian children. The forum cautioned that aside from endangering the education of the children and
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NPFL: First-half rush seals 2-0 win for Heartland over Wikki Tourist

Heartland Football Club of Owerri on Wednesday defeated Wikki Tourist of Bauchi 2-0. The Naze Millionaires started the game with a clear intent to carry the day starting with Paschal Seka in the 7th minute but was unable to beat Wikki Tourist Goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali with his first shot at goal after benefitting from a
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Super-sub Jamilu steals victory from Abia warriors in 1-1 draw with Adamawa Utd

Abia Warriors were denied maximum points on the road after a second-half goal by substitute Danjuma Jamilu levelled scores in Gombe on MatchDay 16 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Obioma Chukwuemeka had scored for the visitors seven minutes after the restart. Coach Zakka Bala of Adamawa United made four changes from the side
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Petrol Price: DPR sanctions defaulting stations in Plateau

By Marie-Therese Nanlong, Jos Petrol stations in Plateau State caught in the act of under-delivery of products to the public were penalized across some local government areas of the State. Officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR who monitored sales of petrol in Jos North, Jos South and Bassa local government areas uncovered sharp
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Tiger Woods returns home after accident, vows to make comeback

Golfer Tiger Woods has said he is back home and continuing his recovery after suffering severe leg injuries in a car accident last month. “Happy to report that I am back home continuing my recovery,” the 45-year-old golf great said on Twitter. I will be recovering at home and working on getting stronger every day.”
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