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IAAF to introduce world rankings in 2018

Athletics is to introduce a world rankings system in 2018 as part of a widespread effort to bring some sense and shape to its currently nebulous calendar and continue to move away from the sport’s scandal-hit past. The introduction of the rankings in partnership with All Athletics, announced on Friday,…

Rafael Nadal

Nadal reaches quarter-final of Paris quest

Rafael Nadal continued his quest for a maiden Paris Masters title, when he survived a second set blip to beat Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas 6-3 6-7(5) 6-3 and reach the quarter final on Thursday. The Spaniard, who made sure he would end the year as world number one by reaching the…

Police Officers

Five police officers detained for allegedly aiding escape of four kidnap suspects

The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, Titus Lamorde, said on Friday that four kidnap suspects escaped from the command’s custody in Abakaliki. He named the suspects as Ogonna Alioke, Friday Nwangbo, Emeka Nwangbo and Ekene Omenyi. Mr. Larmode said that they were detained for allegedly kidnapping and killing Catherine…

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2018 Jos Carnival holds April 3 – Planning Committee

Solomon Ejila, the Chairman of Planning Committee for 2018 Jos Carnival, says the event will hold on April 3, 2018. Mr. Ejila disclosed this when he led other committee members on a courtesy visit to the Jos Zonal Office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Friday.…

Obafemi Martins

Obafemi Martins donates hospital equipment, mobility aids to Lagos govt.

Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC striker, Obafemi Martins, on Thursday donated hospital equipment and mobility aids worth millions of Naira to the Lagos State Government. Presenting the equipment to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode at the State House in Alausa, Ikeja, Martins said the gesture was part of the mission of his foundation…

Oscar Pistorius

South African govt to seek longer sentence for Pistorius

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority said on Friday that it will seek a harsher prison sentence for jailed Paralympic Oscar Pistorius. The authority argued that the six-year term for murder was too lenient. In 2015, Pistorius was found guilty of murdering his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home on…

U.S. President, Donald Trump

Why Trump’s account was deactivated — Twitter

U.S. President Donald Trump’s @realdonaldtrump Twitter account was deactivated by a Twitter Inc employee who was leaving the company on Thursday, the social media company said. Twitter said the account was down for 11 minutes before it was restored. Trump has 41.7 million followers on Twitter and has made extensive…

U.S. President, Donald Trump

Why Trump’s account was deactivated — Twitter

U.S. President Donald Trump’s @realdonaldtrump Twitter account was deactivated by a Twitter Inc employee who was leaving the company on Thursday, the social media company said. Twitter said the account was down for 11 minutes before it was restored. Trump has 41.7 million followers on Twitter and has made extensive…

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Nigeria must use oil wealth to prepare for future – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said Nigeria must use its oil wealth to prepare for a future when the world no longer runs on fossil fuels. The vice president stated this at the 55th anniversary of the Oil Producers Trade Section of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry…

NYSC Corps members

NYSC: 16 corps members to repeat service in Anambra

Sixteen members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Anambra are to repeat their service year while three others will serve various terms of disciplinary measures. The Anambra NYSC Coordinator, Ebenezer Olawale, who made the disclosure on Thursday in Awka, said no formal passing out ceremony was held…

Bags of rice

Nigerian govt donates over 18,968 bags of rice, relief materials to IDPs

The Chairman, National Logistics Committee, NLC, Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdulkadir Azarema, on Thursday handed over 18,968 (50kg) bags of rice and other relief materials to assist Internally-Displaced Persons in Yobe State. Mr. Azarema made the donation during the fifth round of distribution of government’s relief materials to victims of…

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola

N69 billion Osun airport to be partly ready in eight months – Contractor

The contractor handling the MKO Abiola International Airport in Ido-Osun, Osun, on Thursday said that the first phase of the N69 billion project would be ready within eight months. Nurudeen Ogunlade, the Chief Executive Officer of AWOL Group of Company in charge of the airport project, disclosed this at a…

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Controversial ‘miracle performing’ baby draws crowd to Akure

The birth of a ‘wonder boy’, simply referred to as ‘Daddy Samuel’, in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has turned the residence of his parents into a sort of miracle healing centre. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that people from far and near have been besieging the house daily…

Court

Tasty Time MD docked for alleged manufacture of unregistered products

The Managing Director of Tasty Time Nigeria Ltd, Isaac Kole, was on Thursday hauled up before a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged manufacture of fake and unregistered products. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) arraigned the accused on a four-count charge bordering on…

Diezani Allison-Madueke, Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum. [Photo: ynaija.com]

2015: Why I collected N30 million from Diezani – INEC Official

A former INEC officer, Christian Nwosu, on Thursday at a Federal High Court in Lagos denied that he was bribed by a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to rig the 2015 general elections for her party. He, however, admitted that the N30 million he collected from her was for “logistics”.…

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Tammy Abraham dumps Nigeria, called to England squad

England on Thursday called up the uncapped Nigerian-born Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, for their friendly matches against Germany and Brazil at Wembley this month. The Football Association (FA) in England listed them in the 25-man squad for the games against the World Cup holders on November 10…

President Buhari

Buhari to tour South-east soon, Okorocha says

President Muhammadu Buhari is to embark on tour of South-east states beginning with Ebonyi to improve the relationship between the region and the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo disclosed this on Thursday after a closed door meeting with Mr. Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.…

Mahmud Shinkafi

Ex-Zamfara governor dumps PDP for APC

The former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmuda Shinkafi, has picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s membership card at the party’s secretariat in Gusau, the state capital. The event took place on Thursday before a large crowd of supporters. Mr. Shinkafi, who was accompanied to the venue by party supporters,…

State House clinic

Aso Rock Clinic: Reps condemn poor oversight, demand details from Health, Abuja ministers

The House of Representatives on Thursday demanded detailed information on Aso Rock Clinic from the Minister of Health and his Federal Capital Territory, FCT, counterpart. Magaji Aliyu, the Chairman, House ad hoc committee on the clinic, disclosed this at its sitting in Abuja. Mr. Aliyu said the objective of the…

Tanzania sentences 34 people to death for killing albinos

Tanzania’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said on Thursday at least 34 people have been sentenced to death by hanging during for killing people with albinism in the country. Beatrice Mpembo, a state attorney from the DPP, told a two-day consultative meeting to strategise on countering brutality…

Victor Moses

Moses out of action till late November — Eagles coach

Salisu Yusuf, the Super Eagles Coach, says Victor Moses’ recent injury is likely to sideline the Chelsea FC wing forward for about two or three weeks. Yusuf told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that Moses’ absence from the team’s matches against Algeria and Argentina would…

Samsung Headquarters

Samsung Electronics names new CFO to manage its $68 billion cash pile

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday announced a new chief financial officer (CFO) to be in charge of one of Asia’s biggest corporate cash piles. It said it would create a body within the firm to coordinate with tech affiliates. The announcement follows the appointment of a new generation of…

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Lagos govt. appoints secretaries, supervisors for 57 councils, LCDAs

The Lagos State Government said on Thursday that it had appointed secretaries and supervisors for the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas. The appointments are in line with the provisions of the State’s Local Government Administration Law and the Guidelines for Administrative Procedures for Local Government, a…

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Britain’s defence minister resigns in growing sexual harassment scandal

British Defence Minister, Michael Fallon, has quit saying his conduct had fallen below the high standards demanded of his position, the first resignation in a sexual harassment scandal in parliament. Mr. Fallon was described by sources in her ruling Conservative Party as a political “Rottweiler”. His is the first high-profile…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

EFCC to go after human traffickers — Magu

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has expressed the commission’s resolve to go after human traffickers. Mr. Magu said this when a delegation from the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) visited him in Abuja. The spokesman of the…