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Onodo election: Faction revealed that Jimoh is not PDP candidate but INEC candidate

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The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the list released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which recognized Jimoh Ibrahim as the flag bearer of the

party in the forthcoming guber election.
The faction said that it would only work with Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as its candidate in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

Spokesperson for the faction, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, in a statement in Abuja on Friday said Jimoh was representing

INEC while Jegede represents the party.
Adeyeye alleged that the process that threw up Ibrahim was illegal.

He said, “We reject in its totality the announcement of INEC of the list of candidates for the Ondo State governorship election on which the names of Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim and Alabi Omotayo as candidate and running mate of our party were published respectively.

“In announcing its list, INEC completely disregarded the order of Justice Olamide of the Ondo State High Court restraining…

Zinedine zinedine has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy

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Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy, because of his recent goal drought.

The Portugal captain, has only scored once in his last five La Liga matches ahead of Saturday’s trip to Alaves and looked upset during last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao at home.

Zidane stated that it was only normal for Ronaldo to be angry, but insisted that it was nothing serious.

The Frenchman told reporters at his news conference on Friday: “No, I’ve seen him upset but that’s normal. He wants to score, so it’s only natural that he’s upset but I don’t think he’s worried at all.

“He’s unique, what he’s achieved is unique. He’s played so well and scored so many goals. When he doesn’t score, people start reading between the lines but he’s a genius.”

A'rease lost her SUV to criminals

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Winner of the Voice Nigeria music talent show, Agharese Emokpae, popularly known as A’rese has allegedly lost her brand new Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV to some individuals posing as government officials.

The 28-year-old actress cum musician shared a picture of her car via Instagram page @ankemokpae on Friday appealing to the public to help her find it as she expressed shock toward the sad news.

She wrote: “So my car was just stolen by people posing as government officials.

“They towed it while refusing to identify them or tell us where they’re going.

“If you see it, please alert me with the location and a picture if you can.”

The alleged missing car which is reportedly worth N7million was given to her with a recording contract as she emerged the winner of the maiden edition of The Voice Nigeria 2016.

Popular Nigerian comedian Gordons has spoke about Church offerings

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in church – Comedian, Gordons
By Ameh Comrade Godwin on October 28, 2016

Self-acclaimed comedy beliscony, Godwin Komone, famously known as Gordons, has called on the federal government to declare tithes and offerings illegal in churches.

According to him, with that, Nigerians will know clerics who were truly called by God.

The comic merchant gave this advise in his latest comedy collection entitled ‘Comedy Clinic.’

The Delta-State comedian believes that the many problems currently facing Nigeria today boils down to religion.

“The only solution to our problems in Nigeria today is religion.

I will be the happiest person in the world if the federal government place a ban on giving of tithes and offerings from churches.

“I tell, we will continue to lament as long as these people keep collecting the little one we have in the name of offering.

“By the time tithes and offerings is declared illegal, then we will know those who were called by God and those who called themselves in the ministry.

“I tell …

See what Nigeria is turning into 888 employed out of 6.5millon applicant

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has finally employed 888 applicants.
On Saturday March 15, 2014, about 6.5 million applicants for the immigration employments reported at various designated centers across the country for screening.

The screening was, however, overshadowed by the death of 16 persons .

Former President Goodluck Jonathan had then set-up a presidential committee with a mandate to assist the Civil Defence, Fire Immigration and Prisons Service Board, (CDFIPB) in carrying out recruitment exercise to fill the vacancies in NIS.
NIS Comptroller General, (CG), Muhammed Babandede, on Friday told newsmen that the CDFIPB issued out guidelines for a fresh screening of only 2000 applicants whose names were published in Leadership and Thisday newspapers on August 15 and 16 2016 respectively.
Babandede disclosed that out of the 2000 applicants, a total of 1470 reported for screening while 888 met all the criteria and were therefore successful.
The breakdown shows that the number of Assi…

INEC wants to collaborate with APC to ring Onodo election-Fayose

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The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of working with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.

Fayose made the remark against the back drop of INEC’s decision to replace
Eyitayo Jegede with businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate of Ondo State.

In a statement on Friday, the Ekiti State Governor maintained that INEC’s decision was a clear evidence that the commission had double standards and was aiding the APC.

According to the governor, Ibrahim did not emerge through any known electoral process as the candidate of the PDP, adding that his acceptance was another plot by the APC to take over the state.

He said, “With the development in Ondo Guber election and the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), it is clear that INEC is a department in APC led federal government.

“The APC has decided to r…

Ballon d' or belong to Rinaldo or no one else-Fabio

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Former Italy captain, Fabio Cannavaro has backed Portugal forward, Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the lucrative Ballon d’Or after helping his club Real Madrid to Champions League glory and Portugal to Euro 2016 victory.

Cannavaro said there is no doubt the Portugal captain deserves to win the individual gong.

The 31-year-old, who has two Ballon d’Or (which has now separated from the FIFA World Player of the Year award) to his name, scored 51 goals in all competitions for Madrid last season, and also netted three times as his country lifted the European championship trophy in France.

Cannavaro told Marca, “Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon d’Or, without a doubt.

“Even if he hasn’t scored these last few games, we shouldn’t forget all he’s done this year.

“Carlo Ancelotti used to say that with Cristiano [Ronaldo], it is like starting a match with a 1-0 edge.”

Ronaldo has managed five goals in all competitions, two in La Liga and as many in the UEFA Champions League.

Ondo election: Akeredolu called for tight security

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN Campaign team has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and other security operatives to provide security for Ondo state ahead of the November 26, governorship poll.

Akeredolu, who spoke through one of his media aides, Mr. Kunlle Adebayo, lamented that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has allowed its internal crisis to lead to violence in the state.

He accused Governor Olusegun Mimiko of making threat statement following the non-inclusion of his anointed candidate in the final list of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, released on Thursday.

Akeredolu called on all stakeholders in the state including: Kabiyesis, religious leaders, the media, labour leaders, artisans, Okada riders, the youths and other group leadership to actively intervene by helping to secure peace and calm in the state.

The statement reads, “The Akeredolu Campaign platform notes with concerns…

Everton shows interest on buying Rooney

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Everton football club have indicated interest in signing back out-of-favour Manchester United and England captain, Wayne Rooney.

Everton manager, Ronald Koeman described the striker as a “great player” and would welcome the chance to bring him back to Goodison Park, his boyhood club.

Rooney is struggling at Manchester United with reports suggesting he has been told by manager, Jose Mourinho that he can leave Old Trafford.

Although the England captain has been linked with a move to MLS side, Los Angeles Galaxy. Koeman would grab the opportunity to bring him back to Everton.

Speaking to the press ahead of Sunday’s game against West Ham United, the Dutchman said, “First of all, he’s a great player – he’s still not finished his career.

“I don’t know what his situation is, I need to respect his situation. That’s not my problem.

“Even if one time there is a possibility that Rooney is an option for Everton, I’d say ‘yes, please’.”

On Rooney’s struggles under Mourinho at United, Koeman added, “That’…

See Fatima Buhari's weeding pictures

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Top dignateries inclduing governors from Northern part of the country were present at the residence of President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura for the Wedding Fatiha of the President's daughter Hajiya Fatima and her hubby Mallam Ya' u Gimba Kumo. See more photos below



Woman chained her daughter for refusing to attend class

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A mother chained her daughter to a lamp post and left her there as punishment for playing truant from school. The shocking images show the eight-year-old crying and nervously sucking her thumb as she struggles to move with the metal chain hooked around her ankle tied to a large metal post.

Shocked onlookers gathered around the distressed girl, who was still wearing her school uniform as she stood beside her water bottle and school bag. The girl was stuck there for another hour after drivers tried and failed to release her before police arrived.

The youngster told cops that her 30-year-old mother had punished her because she failed to go to her mandarin classes at school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The mother will be investigated for child neglect and exposing a child to physical injury.

Shocking: see what a heartless maid did to her boss in revenge

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A Kenyan housemaid has done the unthinkable after what he did to her boss' children before taking her own life.

A heartless Kenyan maid in the United Arab Emirates strangled and killed her employer’s three children by hanging them on the ceiling and attacking them with a cleaver while they slept.

According to the report, the maid whose identity was not revealed by the police, killed herself after murdering the kids.

The 25-year-old Kenyan maid, had earlier claimed she attacked the children, two girls and a boy aged 15, 14 and 10, because they and their mother had made threats against her own life.

According to the police, the maid must have been revenging after her boss mistreated her.

The neighbors revealed that the maid's boss, a 42-year-old lady was fond of mistreating her

Chelsea manager Conte has declared Ssouthnampton clash a big challenge

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Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has stated that Chelsea’s away clash against Southampton at St. Mary’s will be a real test to their title challenge this season.

Chelsea, lost 2-1 to West Ham in the English Football League, EFL, Cup on Wednesday, while the Saints held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw away last weekend before beating Sunderland in the EFL Cup midweek.

The Italian said during his pre-match press conference on Friday, that he admires Claude Puel’s side’s attacking style.

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“This test is different. We are playing away against a team in good shape. It’s a big test for our ambition.

“Southampton are very strong and I’m impressed with the offensive football they play,” Conte said.

The former Italy national team boss disclosed that Branislav Ivanovic has returned from injury but ruled out Cesc Fabregas.

He said captain John Terry is a key member of the Chelsea team despite not being at his best in the loss against West Ham.

“The situation for the inju…

Unemployment rate in Nigeria is too high- Minister

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has lamented the current unemployment rate in the country.

He described the situation as unacceptable, saying
no nation can develop by leaving out a vast percentage of its productive human capacity.

Deputy Director, Press in the Ministry, Samuel Olowokoore, in a statement yesterday quoted the Minister as saying that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government was committed to job creation and the provision of decent employment opportunity for Nigerians within the productive age.

The Minister spoke at a validation workshop on the review of the National Employment Policy (NEP), organised by the Ministry in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria.

Ngige stated that “there is urgent need to engage a larger percentage of the productive age in decent, fairly remunerated and sustainable means of livelihood eithe…

NLC disclosed why Buhari should increase minimum wage

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President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to increase workers’ current minimum wage without further delay.

He said the demand by the organized labour was in view of the economic recession, noting that N18, 000 was not an amount that any worker can survive on.

Wabba said increment was the strategy the United States used to address recession.

He argued that the economy cannot return to its former state unless the citizens have purchasing power.

“The state of the country’s economy requires that we increase minimum wage. We need to empower the people to buy and sell. If the economy is at standstill and people cannot buy, the economy will not grow.

“It is the workers’ money that keeps the economy growing. It is not the fund disbursed for big contracts that are kept in different accounts that keeps the country economy growing.

“That was the logic that helped the United States to revive their economy,” he added.

Meanwhile, President …

Dancer Kafayat blast Davido with disrespectful names

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Popular Nigerian dancer, Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau, better known by her stage name, Kaffy, has called out music star, Davido, describing him as arrogant.

The choreographer lashed out at artistes who request dancers to perform with them on stage, then cancel at the last minute.

On her Instagram page @kaffydance, she wrote: “This message is for those of you that disrespectfully disregard us dancers especially. @davidoofficial: If you don’t want dancers express it way before you agree to allow them dance than when you are about to climb the stage you decide you don’t need us again, or tell dancers not to come near you while u perform.

“It’s not your fault we have learnt our lesson and we thank arrogant artistes like you as this will not continue for long. Nowadays artiste take a piss.

“Enough is enough. It’s alright if artistes don’t need us. We are artistes ourselves.

It is very disrespectful for you to look down at and trample on people who in one way or the other contribute to where you ar…

Man raped 12 year old girl to coma in kaduna

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A 32 year-old man has been arrested by the Kaduna State Police Command, for allegedly raping a 14-year-old to coma.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Aliyu Usman, who made this disclosure to newsmen on Wednesday said the suspect, Hamza Abdullahi, who resides in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of the state reportedly lured Faiza Salisu (14), to his room which is opposite the family house of the said victim where he had carnal knowledge of her.

It was gathered that the suspect before the incident took some sex enhancement drugs and in the process kept having sex with the victim until she collapsed.

When he sensed that the teenager was unconscious, the suspect quickly called a Tricycle driver to help in taking the victim to a bush closer to the house where he intended to dump her.

Luck, however, ran out on him when a relation of the victim saw her being carried into the tricycle.

She raised alarm which attracted passers-by. After seeing the condition of the victim, they desc…

Man whose parents locked for 20 years was freed by policemen

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A 36-year-old Brazilian man who was allegedly tied to a bed and locked at the basement of their home,by his father and step-mother for 20 years was freed on Monday, October 24, by policemen.

Armando de Andrade who disappeared at age 16 was accidentally discovered during a search process by the police while looking for members of a drug gang. He was discovered tied to a bed in a tiny, windowless room of their house in Sao Paulo.

Armando de Andrade who disappeared at age 16 was accidentally discovered during a search process by the police while looking for members of a drug gang. He was discovered tied to a bed in a tiny, windowless room of their house in Sao Paulo.

According to reports, neighbours who asked after him were told he had traveled. His family always claimed he had moved to another part of Brazil and was ‘doing well’ for himself. Neighbours said Armando was a normal 16-year-old who loved skateboarding and playing guitar. Armando’s childhood friend, Ederson Silva, said: “Wheneve…

Fatima Buhari set to wed this Friday

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President Buahri’s daughter Fatima and her 57 years old fiance.

The second daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Fatima, is reportedly getting married this Friday, October 21.

Fatima is one of the president’s children from his first wife, Safinatu Muhammadu Buhari.

She is marrying Malam Gimba Yau Kumo, a former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.

Their Islamic wedding will take place in Katsina state, her father’s home state.
Here’s wishing them a happy married life from NAIJ Weddings.

The wedding invitation.
President Buhari married his late wife, Safinatu in 1971. She was 18 at the time, born December 11, 1952. She was Fulani and related to the late Shehu Usman Danfodio.

The marriage produced five children: Zulaiha (late), Fatima, Musa, Hadiza and Safinatu Buhari.

Baby born after 16 miscarriages killed by meningitis

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A mum who overcame 16 miscarriages to give birth to her “miracle girl” told how it took just six hours for meningitis to kill her “perfectly healthy” daughter.

Fleur-Rose Allen died on April 4 this year, just days after she started walking for the first time.

The 15-month-old, who was born on New Year’s Eve 2014 – two-and-a-half months premature following a difficult pregnancy - woke with a slight temperature and crying.

Her mum, hairdresser Lizzie Allen, 32, thought she had a bug and gave her water and Calpol.

But hours later, after suffering four cardiac arrests, she was declared dead, reports Mirror.

Her brave mum, in her only interview, said she wanted other parents to know how quickly meningitis can become deadly.

“Fleur-Rose was so healthy,” she recalled. “She was toddling and laughing the day before she died.

At 1pm on the day we lost her, she was sat on her daddy Matt’s knee, grinning away. Around lunchtime she began retching, but her oxygen levels were still 100 per cent.

At 1pm she …

Two suspected armed robbers killed by security operative

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Two suspected armed robbers on Tuesday met their waterloo in Rukpokwu Obio/Akpor, while attempting to attack the newly appointed LG Caretaker Committee Chairman.

The suspected armed robbers (Photo: )

Some gallant security operatives in Rukpokwu Obio/Akpor in Rivers State, on Tuesday, shot dead two suspected armed robbers while attempting to attack the newly appointed Local Government Caretaker Committee Chairman.

According to reports, the three armed robbers entered the residence of the victim, Hon John Wokoma, CTC Chairman of Emohua in Obio/Akpor at about 2:20am, but were smashed by security operatives on ground in the house.

It was learnt that when the suspects who had gained entry into the house noticed the tight security, they opened fire on them but were overpowered by security operatives.

Bill Gates: My three children will not inherit my $81.7

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World's richest man, Bill Gates says his three children understand why he'll be leaving his $81.7 billion fortune to his Foundation instead of them when he dies.

Bill Gates saying his children won't get a penny of his multi-billion fortune
Speaking in an exclusive interview on

'This Morning' television show, the world's richest man, Bill Gates, revealed like never before that his three children understand why he has pledged to leave his £70 billion ($81.7 billion) fortune to charity when he dies.

According to a report by Dailymail, the 60-year-old founder of Microsoft, in a revealing insight into his private life, disclosed that his children are 'proud' of his decision to dedicate his money to helping the world's poorest

The multi-billionaire business mogul who revealed that instead of billion-dollar trust funds, his two daughters and son will be given a 'great education' to help kick-start their own careers, adding that there would still be a fi…

Shocking: Man gives up after he find out that he best friend is sleeping with his wife

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Oh No! Husband Breaks Down After Finding Out His Best Friend Has Been Having S.@x with His Wife (Photos)

A man has been left totally devastated after discovering that his best friend he trusted so much has been having s*x with his wife and impregnated her.


A man is threatening his wife with divorce after discovering a devastating secret. The man has been left devastated after finding out his wife has been having s*x with his best friend and has even aborted for him.

The man identified as Justice Gorwa says he discovered his wife Chantelle Chifamba’s illicit affair with his friend Talent Guhwa when she fell sick after allegedly aborting the latter’s pregnancy.

While speaking to H-metro , Justice said the adulterous affair between Chantelle and Talent was the greatest betrayal he has gone through in his life.

“There is nothing as heart-rending as being hurt by people you trust.

“I never thought that my best friend and my wife would be so heartless that they would have a sexual relationship.

“P…

Man United draw west ham in EFL quarter final

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Juan Mata has given Jose Mourinho's men a tie against the side that knocked Chelsea out, while Arsenal and Liverpool are at home, too

Manchester United's reward for beating city rivals City is an EFL Cup quarter-final match against West Ham.

Arsenal will play host to Southampton, while Liverpool host Leeds United and Newcastle go to Hull.

The last time the Red Devils played the Hammers in cup competition, it was in the FA Cup last season. It took a replay for Louis van Gaal's side to come through on that occasion, yet it paved the way to their success in the FA Cup.
However, West Ham's last League Cup meeting with the Old Trafford club ended emphatically in their favour, with a 4-0 win in 2010-11.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have lost their last three home League Cup ties against Premier League opponents - including a 2-1 reverse against Saints two years ago.

Nigeria is too tough for Zambia-Renard

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The Atlas Lions' gaffer has ruled out the possibility of Chipolopolo qualifying for their first World Cup owing to the quality of opposition in their group
Morocco head coach Herve Renard does not expect Zambia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after being pooled together with Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria in group B.

Renard who led the Chipolopolo to their first ever Afcon victory is confident it will be a tough group but is keen to stress it will be difficult for Zambia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in such a setting which has Africa's heavyweights.

The tactician while speaking in Zambia when he went to see his family, admitted that there are lots of talents in the South African country but it will definitely time for the them to be groomed and insisted that 2018 World Cup shouldn't be a priority.

“Zambia has had a lot of talent and will have talent for a long time to come. If you have to achieve something at international level, you need team spirit but we need t…

Chelsea suffer a huge defeat

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WEST HAM 2-1 CHELSEA: BLUES' LEAGUE CUP ADVENTURE BROUGHT TO A HALF BY BILIC'S MEN
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A late strike from Gary Cahill was not enough to keep Antonio Conte's team alive in the competition, as the Hammers took an impressive win

West Ham reached the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup as they beat Chelsea 2-1 on Wednesday, although the tie was the latest game at London Stadium to be marred by unsavoury scenes in the stands.

On a night when Slaven Bilic's men finally seemed at home on the pitch in unfamiliar surroundings following their move away from Upton Park, goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes clinched victory.

Roared on by a vociferous crowd, Kouyate crashed a glorious header into the net as both sides attacked in a thrilling first half.

Fernandes' storming strike - his first goal in English football - doubled West Ham's advantage shortly after the break, with their teething problems at this new stadium suddenly appearing a thing of the past, altho…

Mourinho's men overcome man city

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The former Barcelona and Bayern coach reached an unwelcome personal landmark as his compatriot scored the only goal of a tense tie at Old Trafford
Juan Mata scored the winner as Manchester United bounced back from their humiliating defeat at Chelsea with a 1-0 derby victory over Manchester City in the EFL Cup fourth round, extending their local rivals' winless run to six matches.

This was a tie between two managers in need of a reassuring win – Jose Mourinho after the embarrassment of a 4-0 defeat on his return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, and Pep Guardiola amidst what is now the longest barren spell of his coaching career.

A much-changed City side started strongly but were unable to make the breakthrough, allowing United to find a way back into the match.

After finishing the first half strongly at Old Trafford, the hosts made a flying start to the second, hitting the post through Paul Pogba before Mata netted the winner.

The victory sees United into the quarter-finals and lands a sat…

See the date court fixed for Dame Jonathan suits against EFCC

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Justice Babs Kuewumi of a National Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday fixed December 7 to hear a suit by ex-First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, against the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), seeking to un-freeze her account.

Other respondents are Skye Bank and a former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripama-Owei Dudafa.

Also joined in the suit are Pluto Property and Investment company Ltd, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Ltd, Transocean Property and Investment Company Ltd and Globus Integrarted Service Ltd.

The ex-first lady is demanding the sum of 200 million dollars from the commission as damages for infringing on her rights.

She is also urging the court to issue an order discharging the freezing order and restraining the EFCC and its agents from further placing a freezing order on the said accounts.

On Wednesday, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, announced appearance for the EFCC, while Mr Granville Abibo (SAN) appeared for Jonathan.

Oyedepo …

PDP react over Buhari's 10 trillions loan

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President Muhammadu Buhari from borrowing $29.960b (over N10 trillion)
for the execution of key programmes and infrastructural projects across the country.

PDP also asked the National Assembly not to approve the request by the President.

Spokesman for the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, in a statement said that President Buhari must specify what he intended to finance with the proposed borrowing of almost $30b, instead of lumping it up in a coded term, “and to plunge the nation’s future into burden of debt.”

PDP said the President’s approach cannot be the preferred solution to the economic quagmire “created by the present government”.

“This Government budgeted N6.07trn for the 2016 Fiscal Year with deficit of N2.22trn and according to the breakdown, N1.8trn was budgeted for Capital Expenditure and President Buhari is now seeking to borrow over N9trn ($29.960b) for ‘critical infrastructure’.

“This is absurd and way outside the Government budgetary provisi…

Nigeria has overcome the worst of Boko Haram-Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the country has overcome the worst of the Boko Haram insurgency.

The President, who said this while inaugurating the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI) on Wednesday in Abuja, attributed the successes recorded in the war against terror to the patriotic efforts of the armed forces.

He said thousands of the persons displaced by the acts of terror had since begun to return to their original communities following the significant degradation of the insurgents.

“Fortunately, the worst of the insurgency is behind us. This, we owe, principally to the brilliant efforts of our military, whose gallant efforts have significantly degraded the insurgency.

“With these successes, many displaced persons are willing and ready to return home to pick up their lives and move forward.’’

President Buhari reiterated his administration’s determination to speedily resettle the persons displaced by the insurgency and reconstruct the areas affected by the ac…

Fayose claim that he is the second Jesuse

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Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose has debunked the claim by former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, that he gave him (Fayose) part of the money he got from ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

Fayose said the claim by Obanikoro, who is currently in EFCC custody, that he collected some money from him, was a clear indication that he was drowning and looking for someone to go down with him.

Speaking with Sun, Fayose said despite the myraids of allegations leveled against him, he would come out pure.
He compared his current situation to the Biblical Jesus, who despite many trials, came out victorious.

He said, “I wouldn’t want to join issues with EFCC or Obanikoro. But I remembered very well that Obanikoro was firing very serious salvos at the EFCC before now.

“I remembered all his statements in the press, but this dramatic return, he did not stop at the airport and there was a clear entrance straight to the EFCC custody; it simply shows that there is a hand of S…

My poultry farm made me go into robbery- suspect

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A suspected kingpin of a car snatching gang in Aba, Abia State has claimed that he took to robbery to expand his poultry farm business.

The suspect, identified as Ladislas Ukpabi, said the economic recession in the country and frustration wrecked his hitherto booming poultry farm.

Ukpabi, who regreted his action in interview with newsmen when he was being paraded said, “I regret what I did.

If I’m well funded, I can raise about 10,000 birds without losing one, I’m not boasting about it, I can do that very well right from the hatchery to the laying point.”

The suspect who claimed he is a graduate of Animal Science from Plateau State University was nabbed by Police operatives in connection with a car theft case reported to the Abayi Police division in Aba.

It was gathered that one Mr. Felix Anyanwu of Umuoda road in Aba had made a complaint that his Lexus Sports utility vehicle was snatched at gun point on August 8.

The Police in its investigation also arrested one Igwe Uloma who resides at N…

FG is not making any plan to increase power supply

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no plan to increase the current tariff being paid by consumers.

The ANED Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Mr. Sunday Oduntan, said that the Distribution Companies had not submitted any proposal to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on tariff increase.

He said, “It is not true that we want to increase the tariff by 200 per cent because we do not have any right to do so.

“When you talk about tariff review or increase, it is the responsibility of a regulator and that work belongs to NERC.

“We should understand how the system works because it is the work of the regulator to decide whether there should be tariff review and not DISCOs.”

He urged the National Assembly to reconsider the stoppage of the bond provided by government in order to address the liquidity challenge facing the power sector.

“We are not asking for subsidy but that government should step in and provide a bond,’’ he said.
Oduntan said that the business of electricity distribution were presently not bankable…

Gunmen kidnapped LG vice chairman in Zamafara

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The Vice Chairman of Anka Local Government Area in Zamfara, Alhaji Yahuza Ibrahim, has been kidnapped.
The Chairman of the council, Alhaji Mustapha Muhammad, disclosed this to newsmen in Anka on Wednesday.

Muhammad, who was in tears, said he received the report of the incident from the victim’s home village, Wiya, in the early hours of Wednesday.

He said eye witnesses from Ibrahim’s village said gunmen drove into the settlement on Tuesday night and fired gunshots into the air before they took away the vice chairman.

He said shortly after he received the report, he got a phone call from a hidden number in which a male voice spoke to him in Hausa language and asked for a ransom of N5 million to facilitate the safe release of the victim.

“It was then that we realised that the kidnap was real and had been carried out by bandits who hide in the nearby bushes,” the chairman said.

He said he had already reported the matter to the state government as well as all security agencies in the state.

The P…

How ex-NIMASA DG, Akpobolokemi paid N40m rent for an apartment – EFCC tells court

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A prosecution witness, Orji Chukwuma, has informed a Federal High Court in Lagos that former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpolobokemi, paid N40m rent for an apartment in Banana Island in the state.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had charged Akpolobokemi alongside three others to court over alleged N8.5 billion fraud.

Chukwuma, on Wednesday tendered the receipt which covered a two year tenancy before the court as evidence.

According to the witness, Akpolobokemi paid the N40m in three tranches of N12m; N14m and N14m respectively.

Meanwhile, a prosecution witness, Teslim Ajuwon, had on Tuesday informed the court of how the former NIMASA fraudulently transferred N8.5 billion into the account of the military Joint Task Force, MJTF, in the Niger Delta  –“Operation Puelo Shield’’, within nine months.

Train accident: Enugu government gives NRC 24-hour ultimatum

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The Enugu State Government, Wednesday, slammed a 24-hour ultimatum on the Nigerian Railway Corporation over the poor working condition of its facilities in the State.

The ultimatum was sequel to the killing of a resident of the State by a train on Tuesday along the Ogbete Main Market Enugu.

It could be recalled that the victim, Ikechukwu Imediagwu, a native of Isikwuato in Abia State, the only son of his parents, died instantly, while other persons were said to have sustained injuries.

A government delegation led by the State’s commissioner for commerce and industry, Hon. Sam Ogbu Nwobodo, expressed anger at the railway crossing in Ogbete Market Enugu, where it discovered that none of the barriers was in good working condition.

Other government officials on the team included the commissioner for transport, Hon. Vitalis Okechi, the caretaker chairmen of Enugu North and Enugu South, Hon. Isaac Igwe, and Hon. Sunday Ugwu, among others.

Some officials of the railway corporation and men of the …

Deity worshipping is not a sin Ooni of Ife

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has stated that worshiping deities (idols), is not a sin against God Almighty as it was part of nature.

He cautioned people to stop misrepresenting the importance of festivals and deities celebrated in the ancient city of Ile-Ife and all parts of Africa.

His royal majesty made this known on Wednesday while speaking at the 2016 celebration of ORANFE, the god of fire in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Oranfe, the god of fire, is believed to be one of Yoruba’s 401 deities sent by God to establish the first world’s community called Ife Oodaye, and as one of the historical festivals in Ile-Ife, Oranfe is celebrated annually.

He said, “Those who keep sensitizing people against us that we are worshipping idols are not kind to history. I am proud to be associated with nature. Ife has 201 out the 401 deities and they are all relevant.

“These deities are divine messengers of God sent for different purposes. One of them is ORANFE, the god of fire being celebrated here toda…

PDP crisis is based on godfatherism-Abubakar

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A former member of the National Assembly, Abubakar Sodangi, has blamed the current leadership tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on “godfatherism, impunity and insincerity.”

Recall that the leading opposition party has been in crisis since its first inconclusive national convention which saw the emergence of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in May 2016.

Following the inauguration of the committee, factional leader of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff dragged the party before an Abuja Federal High Court, which in its ruling, sacked the Caretaker Committee, saying it was illegally constituted .

Despite the court ruling, the party during the rescheduled convention on August 17 2016, still in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, extended the tenure of the Makarfi-led committee by one year.

However, both aggrieved camps recently agreed to sheath their sword and give peace a chance.
Speaking with Vanguard, the former lawmaker from Nasarawa Stat…

Man docked for beating a policeman

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A 30-year-old man, Tunde Ajani, who allegedly beat up a policeman, was on Wednesday brought before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Ajani, a resident of Ajegunle area of Apapa, is facing a two-count charge of breach of peace and assault.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kokoye Olusegun, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept. 9 at Layeni Police Station, Ojo Road, Ajegunle-Apapa, Lagos.

Olusegun said that Ajani assaulted a police officer, Paul Okonkwo, by pulling his uniform and punching him, while performing his lawful duty.

“The complainant said he was trying to explain an issue concerning the conduct of the accused to him, when he got angry and started rough handling him,’’ he said.

The offences contravened Sections 166 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Section 171 prescribes three-year jail term for assault occasioning harm, if found guilty.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr…