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Chuck Ehirim

Chucks Ehirim’s death and the challenge of Nigerian media

By Samuel Owolabi “He died from a lack of medical care," his wife said. That sentence cuts deep in Nigerian daily expression. But when uttered about the demise of a prominent reporter who lived his life agitating for better living and working conditions for those in his field, it cuts…

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Nigeria to appoint national team coach in two weeks

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Sunday in Ibadan said the Super Eagles would have a substantive Head Coach within the next two weeks. Pinnick told journalists that the football body was working assiduously to ensure they got a new head coach for the Super Eagles, urging Nigerians…

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PDP crisis, indication of strength — Lamido

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said the current crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party is an indication that the party is strong. Mr. Lamido told journalists in Bamaina village, Birninkudu Local Government Area of the state, that the party would emerge stronger and bigger. According to…

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Caterpillars ravage 300 hectares of cocoa farms in Cross River – SEMA

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, said a multitude of caterpillars has ravaged at least 300 hectares of cocoa farms in Cross River. The agency said the caterpillars, popularly known as `Okiro insects’, ate up the cocoa leaves as well as infested the cocoa pods and other economic…

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Three kidnapped Australians, South African released in Nigeria

Seven contractors, including three Australians and a South African, have been released unharmed four days after they were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, local police and a state security adviser said on Sunday. Reports say police had earlier given accounts of how many had been seized and what their…

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Abuja chamber says Brexit portends negatively on Nigeria economy

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said Britain's decision to leave the European Union would have negative consequences on Nigeria's economy. It stated this in a statement by its President, Tony Ejikeoyen, on Sunday in Abuja. Britain voted in a historic referendum last Thursday to leave the EU.…

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Three wounded in Ebonyi over Ronaldo, Messi superiority argument

Three football fans were wounded in a free-for-all in a bar in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Saturday night over an argument about who is a better player between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The incident occurred at the Kpirikpiri area of the town during the EURO 2016 second…

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NDLEA arrests 66, destroys 36.7 tonnes of cannabis farm in Ondo

The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency arrested 66 drug offenders in six months in Ondo. The state commander of the agency, Mohammed Sokoto, disclosed this at a news conference to mark this year’s International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Sunday in Akure. The United Nations sets every…

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How smugglers attack, kill Nigeria Customs officials – Comptroller

The Comptroller of Customs in Ogun, Waindu Multafu, has described details of how customs officials are attacked and in some cases killed by smugglers. Mr. Multafu, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, said the agency makes "seizures every day," from smugglers "Once in a while, if it…

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Top anti-Boko Haram war commander speaks on fraud claim against Nigerian Army Chief

The commander of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Lafiya Dole against Boko Haram, has reacted to a report accusing the army chief, Tukur Buratai, of supplying refurbished vehicles to the army in a contract scam that left him with proceeds enough to buy a property in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In…

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Nigerian doctors suspend strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide indefinite strike which commenced on June 20. The president of the association, Mohammad Askira, made the disclosure on Saturday in Abuja while briefing journalists on the outcome of the association’s National Executive Council meeting held on Friday. He said…

Amaju Pinnick , NFF chairman

NFF says will engage experienced coach for World Cup qualification

The Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation, Ademola Olajire, says the football house will engage an experienced coach to guide the Super Eagles’ during the 2018 World Cup qualification. Olajire made the assertion while reacting to the draws for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in an interview with the…

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How Britain’s exit from EU will affect Nigeria

A professor of International Relations at the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Amadu Sesay, said on Friday that Britain's decision to leave the European Union would have negative consequences on Nigeria. Mr. Sesay said the immediate impact of the exit of Britain from the 28-member nation…

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Special Courts coming for corruption, kidnapping, others — Sagay

Itse Sagay, the chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption, on Thursday said the number of corruption cases unearthed within the last nine months by anti-graft agencies was mind-boggling and unprecedented in the nation's history. Mr. Sagay spoke in Lagos at the 2016 Lecture and Award Ceremony of the National Association…

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Sperm leakage can delay conception in women – Expert

Dr Adaora Ukoh, an Abuja-based Gynaecologist, said sperm leakage after sex could delay conception in women. Ukoh said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. She explained that sperm leakage was normal and expected if there was enough ejaculation. According to her,…

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EFCC arraigns senior Air Force officer for ‘receiving N40 million, Landrover bribe’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned, AVM Rufus Ojuawo, in an FCT High Court, Apo, for collecting N40 million gift and a Range Rover sports car from Hima Abubakar. Mr. Ojuawo, a former Director of Operations, Nigerian Air Force, was arraigned before Justice Mahawiya Idris on…

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Police confirm attack on Shell facility in Imo

The police have confirmed an attack on a facility belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) at Awarra, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo. Andrew Enwerem, the police public relations officer in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Owerri that the police received report of the…

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Buhari appoints new Inland Waterways boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the new Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA). This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Bolaji Adebiyi, Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the…

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Judge’s ill health, flooded chamber, stall Rickey Tarfa’s trial

The trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Rickey Tarfa, was on Thursday stalled due to ill health of the judge, Aishat Opesanwo, of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere. Mr. Tarfa was on Feb. 16, arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two-count charge of…

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Fayose says Zenith bank officials have ‘begged’ him

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State says a top management team of Zenith Bank Plc on Thursday evening begged him over the bank’s alleged role in funding Mr. Fayose’s election. The governor says Zenith Bank helped in funding his election in 2014, in his bid to deny an allegation by…

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Buhari gets new chief security officer

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja charged public officers entrusted with certain responsibilities to live up to their duties and justify the confidence reposed in them as this  was the only way Nigeria can get out of the current hardships facing the nation. President Buhari said this while decorating two of the…

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Britain votes on EU membership after tight and bitter campaign

Polling booths have opened across Britain as Britons decide the future of their country and Europe on Thursday in a vote on European Union membership after a bitter campaign that appeared to divide the nation down the middle. Prime Minister David Cameron called the referendum under pressure from his ruling…

Governor Adams Oshiomole

Oshiomhole, Okowa bicker over Edo governorship poll

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has accused his Delta State counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa, of planning to recruit thugs and hooligans to register as voters in Edo State ahead of the September 10 governorship election. In a statement by the Edo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Kassim Afegbua, on…

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Court bars parents, journalists as Ese Oruru gives testimony

A Federal High Court in Yenagoa on Wednesday barred journalists and parents of Ese Oruru from witnessing her testimony in court. Ese Oruru, 14, was allegedly abducted by Yunusa Dahiru, who is facing a five-count charge of criminal abduction, illicit sex, sexual exploitation and unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor.…

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Senators, Reps to choose 25% of NDDC’s new projects

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says 25 per cent of its new projects are to be chosen by members of the National Assembly (NASS) from the region. The commission disclosed this in its first quarterly report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.…