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Salisu picks Ezenwa, Ali, Okpotu, 20 others for CHAN

Head Coach Salisu Yusuf on Tuesday released his final squad of the Super Eagles B for the 5th African Nations Championship starting in Morocco next week, with goalkeeper and skipper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, midfield Trojan Rabiu Ali and marksman Anthony Okpotu listed. Ezenwa is joined for the goalkeeping duties by Oladele Ajiboye and Theophilus Afelokhai, and defensive stalwarts Osas Okoro, Stephen ... Read More »

Book Haram claims responsibility for Christmas attacks

While President Muhammadu Buhari recently announced that the terrorist group has been defeated, a recent video made by one of the organization’s leaders suggests otherwise. Abubakar Shekau, one of Boko Haram’s leading figures, has published footage in which he claimed that the terrorist group carried out several attacks in Nigeria’s north-eastern regions during the Christmas season. “We carried out the attacks in Maiduguri, in Gamboru, in Damboa. We carried ... Read More »

Police arrest chief herbalist of Badoo Cult

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday made a major breakthrough in the fight against the menace of Badoo cult with the arrest of the group’s herbalist, Fatai Adebayo alias Alese. The notorious activities of the dreaded cult group prevalent in Ikorodu and Epe axis of the State had sent many of the victims to their early graves with cruel ... Read More »

Yusuf Buhari in stable condition – Doctors

President Muhammadu Buhari son, Yusuf, who has been on hospital admission, following a bike accident, is now in stable condition, it has emerged. Yusuf, who was involved in a bike crash, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, suffered injuries to his head and limb. Following denials by the Presidency of plans to move Yusuf ... Read More »

Ortom confirms 20 dead in Benue attack

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has confirmed at least 20 people dead after suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked communities in Guma and Logo local government areas of the state between Monday and Tuesday. Ortom disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Makurdi after the State Security Meeting. He said that out of the number of those killed, nine were livestock ... Read More »

Wedding Party 2 hits N312m in 18 days at the cinemas

After just eighteen days since it started showing in cinemas, Wedding Party 2- Destination Dubai, has raked in N312million naira. This was made known on Instagram by talk show host and founder of Ebony Life TV, Mo Abudu, who wrote “What a glorious and magnificent kick off to the new year!!! We are now at N312m after just 18 days in ... Read More »

386,000 babies born worldwide on New Year’s Day – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund has reported that nearly 386,000 babies were born on New Year’s Day, with India leading the list with 69,070. More than 90 per cent of the births took place in less developed regions. Over half the births were estimated to have taken place in nine countries: India was followed by China (44,760), Nigeria (20,210), Pakistan (14,910), Indonesia (13,370), the ... Read More »

FITCH predicts growth for Nigeria’s economy in 2018

Fitch Ratings, an international rating agency, has predicted that Nigeria’s economy will grow in 2018 by 2.6 per cent. The rating agency said that the country is not expected to experience another economic recession this year , 2018. The United Kingdom-based rating agency’s projection is a bit higher than the 2.1 per cent growth projected by the International Monetary Fund, ... Read More »

We’re determined to win Lagos governorship in 2019, PDP vows

Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday expressed determination to win the 2019 governorship election in the state, declaring, “We will shock the All Progressives Congress (APC) by winning the governorship election in Lagos in 2019.” This was just as the party faulted recent media report on the defection of 1,500 members to the APC in the state, describing the ... Read More »

Uganda’s Museveni signs law removing age cap for president

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law that scraps a 75-year age cap for presidential candidates, a spokesman for parliament said on Tuesday. The critics say this is a move that will allow him to remain in power indefinitely. Mr. Museveni, 73, has ruled Uganda for 31 years and could now stand again in the next election, due in ... Read More »