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Money has become ‘god’ to our church leaders – CAN president, Ayokunle laments

Rev. Samson Ayokunle, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has lamented that money has become the god of many Christians, especially church leaders in the country. He also said sexual immorality, gluttony, and financial impropriety prevalent in churches was due to lack of discipline. Rev. Ayokunle stated this in his speech at …

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FIFA suspends Ivorian federation election after the body disqualified Didier Drogba from presidential elections

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba’s hopes of becoming the next president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation has been given a new lifeline after football’s governing body, FIFA on Friday August 28th requested the suspension of the Ivory coast Football federation’s election after the body disqualified the former Chelsea striker from the elections. FIF’s threw away …

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Alleged kidnapping: Police hastily paraded Evans – defence

Mr Victor Okpara, counsel to alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (alias Evans), on Thursday said that the police hastily paraded the suspect without obtaining a statement from him. FELLOW PRESS reports that Okpara made the claim at the resumed trial of Onwuamadike on Thursday before an Ikeja High Court. Thursday’s proceedings involved two trials – …

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Pastor impregnates two 13, 17-year-old sisters in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command, on Wednesday, arraigned a pastor, Nduka Anyanwu, before the state Magistrates’ Court in Yaba for allegedly defiling and impregnating two sisters. Anyanwu was alleged to have slept with the sisters, aged 17 and 13, on several occasions and impregnated them. The suspect was arraigned on two counts bordering on defilement …

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Barca in new turmoil after Messi request to leave

Team captain Lionel Messi has told FC Barcelona he wishes to leave the club immediately, a source confirmed on Tuesday. The development has however deepened the turmoil within the Catalan side, less than two weeks after their humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich. The source said the club received a burofax from Messi’s lawyers declaring …

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World’s fastest man tests positive for COVID-19

World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica after celebrating his 34th birthday with a big bash mask-free. Jamaica’s health ministry confirmed late on Monday that Bolt, who holds world records in the 100m and 200m distance, had tested positive …

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Boko Haram: Buratai reveals on how to deal with hiding terrorists

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to deploy more of intelligence in prosecuting the ongoing counter insurgency in the North East. Buratai stated this while addressing troops deployed at Army Super Camp 3 Buratai, in Biu Local Government Area of Borno on Monday. He said …

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NCDC reports 321 new cases, infections total now 52,548 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported increase in COVID-19 cases to 52,548 with detection of 321 fresh infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday. It said that the number of people with pneumonia-causing coronavirus, who have died in the country, topped two the …

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Newly recruited soldiers vows to rutelessly deal with Nigerian civilians

A video making the rounds on social media shows the moment some newly recruited soldiers vowed to deal with any civilian who steps on their toes. In the video, the new recruits are seen warning civilians of what will happen if they err. One of the new recruits was asked what she thinks of civilians …

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Obasanjo says 14m children are out of school in Nigeria today

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday declared that in Nigeria today, over 14 million children that should be in school were not in school, and thereby deprived of education. Obasanjo made this known in Lagos at the virtual 2020 Fellowship Graduation Ceremony of the second cohort of “Teach for Nigeria Fellows”. FELLOW PRESS reports that …

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Man asaulted in Ibadan for looking like a gay, which attracts 14-years jail in Nigeria

A Nigerian man has recounted how he was physically assaulted in Ibadan, Oyo state, by a lady and her boyfriend because he ‘looked like a gay man.’ The man with the Twitter handle @BodilawFortune, wrote: “I initially didn’t want to do this, but I think it’s necessary to save other people from unnecessary stigmatization. In …

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Lawyers cancel Gov El-Rufai’s invitation as speaker in forthcoming conference

The Nigerian Bar Association has withdrawn its invitation to Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai as one of the speakers in its forthcoming conference. The announcement was made via the association’s Twitter handle, days after some lawyers protested against the inclusion of the Kaduna state Governor in NBA’s speakers’ list. Recall that a lawyer, Usani Odum …

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I can’t fight pig! Oshiomhole responds to DG of Progressive Governors Forum

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday, boasted that the office of the chairman of the ruling party did not make him who he is today. Rather, the former President of the Nigeria Labour Congress said it was his pedigree as a labour leader that made him. Oshiomhole said …

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NCDC confirms 417 new COVID-19 case, total infection jumps to 49,485

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 417 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 49,485. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday. According to it, two deaths were recorded in the country. The NCDC said that till date, …

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Bayelsa: Dickson, analysts express divergent views on tribunal judgement

Reactions have continued to trail the Monday’s judgement of the Election Petition Tribunal, which annulled the Bayelsa State Governorship election. Though, there were rallies and marching in the major areas in Yenagoa by loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC), some political analysts, however, faulted their jubilation, describing them as novices of the law. A …

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Chinese restaurant apologizes after it emerged that they weigh customers before they enter so they don’t order too much

A Chinese restaurant has apologised after it came under fire for its controversial policy of weighing customers before they enter. The fried beef outlet in the city of Changsha says it is “deeply sorry” for any upset caused after staff put the scales by the doors as diners arrived. The restaurant staff placed scales at …

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Muslim lawyers applaud Kano singer’s death sentence

The Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) in Kano State, have applauded the death sentence handed to 22-year-old Yahaya Sharif-Aminu over an alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad. The group in a statement released by its Chairman Muhammad Sani Garba Esq, said the judge was right in his verdict in which he convicted and sentenced the …

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