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UNILAG Becomes First Nigerian University To Get TV License

UNILAG Becomes First Nigerian University To Get TV License

UNILAG Becomes First Nigerian University To Get TV License The University of Lagos, Akoka, has become the first university in Nigeria to be granted a licence to operate a TV television station, an official has said.   Ralph Akinfeleye, a professor and Chairman of Unilag Radio and TV, stated this in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday. The don confirmed that the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, granted the TV licence to the institution on Thursday, November 9. He therefore invited members of the university community to the commissioning…

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I’m sorry for impregnating another man’s wife, Celestial priest tells court

I’m sorry for impregnating another man’s wife, Celestial priest tells court

I’m sorry for impregnating another man’s wife, Celestial priest tells court A Celestial Church priest, David Adebayo on Friday begged a Customary Court sitting in Mapo area of Ibadan to pardon him for impregnating Omolara Ojeyemi, a legal wife of Abiodun Ojeyemi. Adebayo, who is a resident of Alakuko area of Alagbado in Lagos State confessed that Omolara was his concubine and that he had been sleeping with her for the past 12 years. “My lord, anytime Omolara left her husband in Ibadan, she used to come to meet me…

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IPOB shuts down Onitsha over Anambra poll protest

IPOB shuts down Onitsha over Anambra poll protest

IPOB shuts down Onitsha over Anambra poll protest Members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday took to major streets of Onitsha and its environs calling for boycott of next Saturday’s Anambra State governorship election. The group marched along major roads including Awka road, Old Market road, New Market road to Main Market, Oguta road and Upper Iweka to Owerri road vowing that there would be no election in the state or ‘Biafra land’ unless a referendum was held for the exit of Igbo people from Nigeria. They waved Biafra…

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Obasanjo reveals amount of money stolen by politicians yearly

Obasanjo reveals amount of money stolen by politicians yearly

Obasanjo reveals amount of money stolen by politicians yearly Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that political leaders and other key players in both public and private sectors in Africa launder the sum of $50 billion every year. The former President spoke at the 1st Annual Nigeria Anti Fraud Conference organised in Abeokuta by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, ACFE, Lagos, Nigeria Chapter.   The ex-Presiddent said that the increasing smuggling of such funds meant for socio-economic growth and development of African continent is now giving African leaders, past…

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Recovered $43m: Court orders temporary forfeiture of Ikoyi flat

Recovered $43m: Court orders temporary forfeiture of Ikoyi flat

Recovered $43m: Court orders temporary forfeiture of Ikoyi flat Justice Saliu Saidu of the Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, where the sums of $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 were discovered  in iron cabinets and “Ghana-must-go” bags in April. The money is said to belong to the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA). The court ordered the forfeiture of the building to the Federal Government yesterday following an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). On June 7, Justice Muslim…

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IPOB Speaks Ahead Of Anambra Election

IPOB Speaks Ahead Of Anambra Election

IPOB Speaks Ahead Of Anambra Election Following calls by some agitators, particularly the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) urging people in Anambra State to boycott the November 18th election, Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, has said that it wants no bloodshed on the election day. BNYL Leader, Princewill Obuka said the group has no plans to directly or indirectly interfere in the exercise, “as we recognize the right to vote or boycott”. Obuka said the group is equally not against some agitators boycott ideology/ “We know boycott is another form…

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Pandemonium as Okada riders protest in Lagos

Pandemonium as Okada riders protest in Lagos

Pandemonium as Okada riders protest in Lagos There is tension at Iyana-Iba, around the main gate to thebLagos State University, as hundreds of commercial motorcycle riders, otherwise called Okada have barricaded the entire road leading from Lagos to Badagry area of the state. Daily Sun gathered that the Okada riders, who made several bonfires along the expressway, were protesting the seizure of the motorcycles allegedly by men of the state task force. At the moment, human and vehicular movement have been disrupted as motorists had to hurriedly make a U-turn…

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Bishop Remanded In Prison For Defrauding Church Members

Bishop Remanded In Prison For Defrauding Church Members

Bishop Remanded In Prison For Defrauding Church Members Self-acclaimed Bishop, Ginika Obi, the General Overseer of the City of Liberation and Comfort Ministry who was arrested for allegedly defrauding his members to the tune of over N500 million, has been remanded in an Enugu Maximum Prison.   Spokesperson for the Enugu State police command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Tuesday, said the bishop whose church/office is located at Km 111, Enugu-Port Harcourt highway, Enugu, was arraigned on the 11th of Oct at the Enugu Federal High Court and…

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Wizkid nominated for MOBO Award [Full List]

Wizkid nominated for MOBO Award [Full List]

Wizkid nominated for MOBO Award [Full List] Nigerian Music star, Wizkid, has been nominated for the ”Music of Black Origin” (MOBO) award in the category for Best International Act in the 2017. Wizkid is the only African and the first Nigerian mainstream artist to be nominated in the category, alongside global music stars like Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and more others.     He was also nominated in the Best African Act category alongside Davido, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry, Wande Coal, Mr Eazi and more. The 2017 MOBO…

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Tourists visit ‘animal brothels’ for sex

Tourists visit ‘animal brothels’ for sex

Tourists visit ‘animal brothels’ for sex A growing number of sick tourists are travelling to Serbia for sex at ‘animal brothels’, it has been claimed. According to Mirror.co.uk, the capital Belgrade is said to be a hotspot for ‘zoophiles’ who enjoy sex with animals such as goats, sheep, donkeys, dogs, cats, geese and cows. Online adverts offer animal sex from between £60 to £135 with visitors paying an extra 50 Euros (£45) to film themselves, it was alleged. An investigation into the horrifying trend was broadcast by TV channel RTL…

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Jacob Zuma: APC hails Okorocha

Jacob Zuma: APC hails Okorocha

Jacob Zuma: APC hails Okorocha The ruling All Progressives Congress APC, APC, has hailed the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha for bringing the South African leader to the country. Okorocha has been under heavy attacks for bringing Zuma to the country and erecting a statue in his honour. The statue reportedly cost the state government N50m.   At a meeting of its National Working Committee NWC with its 24 state governors and principal officers of the National Assembly, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun said Okorocha’s efforts at attracting foreign…

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Anambra: man killed six days to wedding

Anambra: man killed six days to wedding

Anambra: man killed six days to wedding A man, Ndubuisi Oye, said to be preparing for his wedding  on Sunday has been allegedly killed by a vigilante in Ogbunike community, in the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. Property worth thousands of naira was razed in the area following the incident which happened on Monday. Our correspondent gathered that the vigilante, Levi Elobis, known as commander, killed Oye on St. Monica’s Road, Ogbunike.   Oye’s  fiancée, Miss Oluma Agbugba, said, “We were coming back from a committee of friends’…

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Man arrested while fleeing with five abducted children

Man arrested while fleeing with five abducted children

Man arrested while fleeing with five abducted children A resident of Isheri-Olofin, Ogun State, has been arrested by the police after he was caught with five children he allegedly abducted from the community. PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect, whose name was given simply as Adebayo, had lured the children out of the neighbourhood. The victims were identified  simply as Tunde, 6; Kehinde, 6; Ayo, 7; Ayomide, 8; and Basirat, 8.   It was gathered that some parents of the victims and a large number of residents had attended a…

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Senators knock Buhari

Senators knock Buhari

Senators knock Buhari Some Senators, yesterday, warned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government that the country is on the brink of collapse. The lawmakers also said that Nigerians can no longer access basic amenities of life. The senators said delivery of public values has ceased to be the essence of governance, and that the challenges have shaken the very foundation of Nigerians’ faith in leadership. Addressing newsmen yesterday, ahead of the eighth National Prayer Breakfast (NPB), senators Emmanuel Bwacha, Joshua Lidani, Oluremi Tinubu, Binta Garba, Sonnie Ogbuoji and Barnabas Gemade,…

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CHIDỊNMA OR CHIDỊMMA: WHICH WAY MY PEOPLE?

CHIDỊNMA OR CHIDỊMMA: WHICH WAY MY PEOPLE?

CHIDỊNMA OR CHIDỊMMA: WHICH WAY MY PEOPLE?   By Okoro Mark Ogbonnaya (Maazị Ogbonnaya)   Over the years, grammatical anomalies have been committed regarding ways to write some Igbo names or words. Between last year and this year, series of “nma” and “mma” challenge have taken place. Many people opined that their dialect pronounce “nma”, others said no, it is “mma”. Some said “mma” means mother while “nma” means beauty. They are phonologically unexposed to know the importance of tone marking in Igbo heteronyms. Others say “mma” is knife while…

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Nipple discharge: Causes and effects

Nipple discharge: Causes and effects

Nipple discharge: Causes and effects Dr. Sylvester Ikhisemojie Nipple discharge is one of the most common reasons why a woman is likely to visit a doctor in connection with her breasts in her lifetime. And while most of these cases will involve women understandably, men can also have the condition. Because the breast in men is somewhat rudimentary, it often spells trouble when a male breast is discharging for any reason. There are various types of nipple discharge and each one usually represents some specific kind of condition and we…

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Calls for restructuring suspicious –Presidency

Calls for restructuring suspicious –Presidency

Calls for restructuring suspicious –Presidency The Presidency has described the call for restructuring Nigeria, particularly from those who were in power for 16 years as suspicious. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, stated this yesterday even as he said that the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was not opposed to restructuring but  is opposed to anything that will splinter the country. Adesina spoke at the Change We Need Nigeria Initiative 8th Annual Lecture Series with the theme: Disintegration or Restructuring: Which Way Nigeria? The presidential spokesman who…

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Osinbajo now has PhD in lying – Asari Dokubo attacks Vice President [VIDEO]

Osinbajo now has PhD in lying – Asari Dokubo attacks Vice President [VIDEO]

Osinbajo now has PhD in lying – Asari Dokubo attacks Vice President [VIDEO] Former Niger Delta warlord, Mujaheed Asari Dokubo has lambasted Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo describing him as a great liar. Asara said the vice President now had PhD in lying.   The ex-militant leader said this in a video he shared on Friday in reaction to the NNPC contract saga. There have been conflicting reports of Osinbajo’s alleged approval of NNPC contracts worth over N600 billion while Buhari was away on medical leave in London. In a statement…

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I’ve not marginalised S’East –Buhari

I’ve not marginalised S’East –Buhari

I’ve not marginalised S’East –Buhari ISSUES surrounding the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), infrastructure decay and underdevelopment of the South-East, among others, topped discussion when President Muhammadu Buhari met with governors, ministers and federal lawmakers from the zone and the leadership of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, yesterday. The governors in attendance were: Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu; Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, the Imo deputy governor,  Eze Madumere and the deputy governor of Anambra, Nkem Okeke. Lawmakers in attendance were: Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia South….

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We must restructure before 2019 – Falae

We must restructure before 2019 – Falae

We must restructure before 2019 – Falae Chief Olu Falae, the former minister of finance and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation(SGF) has cautioned that Nigeria must be restructured before the next general elections in 2019.  The octogenarian who was also the joint presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, AD and the All Peoples Party, APP in the 1999 presidential election believes that for the country to move forward, she must go back to the 1963 constitution. He made the remarks and more in this interview with…

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NIGERIA DOESN’T NEED RESTRUCTURING – LAWAL KAITA

NIGERIA DOESN’T NEED RESTRUCTURING – LAWAL KAITA

NIGERIA DOESN’T NEED RESTRUCTURING – LAWAL KAITA Alhaji Lawal Kaita, former governor of Old Kaduna State whose tenure lasted just three months between October and December 1983 is one politician who does not sit on the fence on national issues. Having been around in politics for a long time, there is no gainsaying that he is one of the most respected voices in the Northern part of the country. Though a core believer in the unity of Nigeria, he does not pretend in defending the interest of the North. In…

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Sci-fi world sweetheart Nnedi Okorafor lands Marvel gig to write Black Panther

Sci-fi world sweetheart Nnedi Okorafor lands Marvel gig to write Black Panther

Sci-fi world sweetheart Nnedi Okorafor lands Marvel gig to write Black Panther (CNN)Nigerian-American science fiction and fantasy writer, Nnedi Okorafor, has announced that she will write a three-issue storyline of Black Panther for Marvel. ‘Black Panther: Long Live the King,’ is set to be released later this year on digital comic platform ComiXology. The story by Okorafor will be set in the fantasy world of Wakanda and picks up from where American author Ta- Nehisi Coates left off in the previous series.   Okorafor has become something of a sci-fi…

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15 Year Old Nigerian Girl Commits Suicide By Drinking Rat Poison Because Her Boyfriend Broke Up With Her. (Photos)

15 Year Old Nigerian Girl Commits Suicide By Drinking Rat Poison Because Her Boyfriend Broke Up With Her. (Photos)

15 Year Old Nigerian Girl Commits Suicide By Drinking Rat Poison Because Her Boyfriend Broke Up With Her. (Photos) Shocking news reaching us at this hour is that of a Nigerian teenager who allegedly committed suicide because her boyfriend broke up with her. After a source hinted us about the situation, we took to one Slimzy Jay social media account to find out how true the report of her demise is… only for us to reach her page and see RIP messages clouding her posts. Photo Credit: Facebook/Slimzy Jay In…

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Buhari: Fayose explodes over World Bank president’s revelation

Buhari: Fayose explodes over World Bank president’s revelation

Buhari: Fayose explodes over World Bank president’s revelation Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that he was not surprised by the comment from the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim that President Muhammadu Buhari directed specifically that the World Bank should shift its focus to the northern region of Nigeria​. ​”T​he President has never hidden the fact that he is a sectional leader and painfully, because of his nepotism, religious bigotry and favouritism, Nigeria is now more divided than ever before, with the unity of…

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National -Kidnapped Corps Member Rejects Redeployment After Regaining Her Freedom

National -Kidnapped Corps Member Rejects Redeployment After Regaining Her Freedom

National -Kidnapped Corps Member Rejects Redeployment After Regaining Her Freedom management of the National Youth Service Corps has apprised the public of the release of a Corps member, Nwankpa Blessing, who was kidnapped in Nasarawa State. It stated that the corps member is in good health, and is being given all the necessary physical and psychological support. The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, who met with her yesterday, expressed joy over her safe release, and gave her words of encouragement. He directed that the NYSC Coordinator for Nasarawa…

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Tagbo: Nigerians react to Davido’s video evidence

Tagbo: Nigerians react to Davido’s video evidence

Tagbo: Nigerians react to Davido’s video evidence Nigerians have reacted to video footage of the last meeting Nigerian pop star David Adeleke aka Davido had with the late friend Tagbo Umeike. Music star, Davido released the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage to absolve and clear himself of any complicity in the death of Tagbo.  While some Nigerians have shown support to the “If” crooner, others seem not to believe in his innocence as most questioned his actions. Below are some comments… @Spiritualleadernigeria we know the trick you used when you…

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Marginalization, IPOB top Buhari’s parley with South East

Marginalization, IPOB top Buhari’s parley with South East

Marginalization, IPOB top Buhari’s parley with South East The issues of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), infrastructure decay and the development of the South East among others dominated the discussion between President Muhammadu Buhari and South East leaders this afternoon. Those in attendance we’re South East governors, federal lawmakers from the zone, ministers and the leadership of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo on Thursday. Governors in attendance were those of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuani, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, the Imo deputy governor,  Eze Madumere and the deputy governor of Anambra, Nkem…

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Former French culture minister to head UNESCO

Former French culture minister to head UNESCO

Former French culture minister to head UNESCO French former culture minister Audrey Azoulay was named to head the UN’s embattled cultural agency on Friday, beating her Qatari rival after a politically charged contest clouded by Gulf tensions and accusations of anti-Israel bias. Azoulay, 49, came from behind after six rounds of voting to defeat Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, also a former culture minister, after he failed to pick up support from other Gulf states which are part of a Saudi-led coalition blockading Qatar. The vote was 30 to 28. The…

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What Buhari told Southeast leaders in Aso Rock

What Buhari told Southeast leaders in Aso Rock

What Buhari told Southeast leaders in Aso Rock President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday assured stakeholders from the Southeast that the region will benefit more from roads and coastal rail projects. Speaking at an audience with leaders from the region led by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, the President declared that 2nd Niger Bridge, the East-West Road and the Coastal rail project, are receiving utmost attention from his administration. Buhari said counterpart funding from the Chinese government would substantially fund these projects, which when completed will improve the welfare, well-being…

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I spent two hours,10 minutes talking to Nnamdi Kanu at Kuje Prisons -Kalu

I spent two hours,10 minutes talking to Nnamdi Kanu at Kuje Prisons -Kalu

I spent two hours,10 minutes talking to Nnamdi Kanu at Kuje Prisons -Kalu Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu in an interview monitored on AIT Thursday, bared his mind on his conversation with the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, when he visited him in Kuje Prisons, the chances of APC in the forthcoming Anambra elections as well as other leadership issues in Nigeria. Let me start this way, you said Biafra is not possible. Why did you say so? Let…

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