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Python Dance III: South East Governors warn Nigerian Army against clashing with MASSOB, IPOB

The South East Governors’ Forum on Saturday, called on the Nigerian Army to be more professional while carrying out their operation Python Dance III in the zone scheduled to take place this January to February 28 ahead of the general elections. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, stated this […]

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Boko Haram: Shettima explains role in war against terrorists in Borno

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has reacted to criticisms of his handling of the Boko Haram insurgency. A statement by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, said Shettima spoke on Saturday on an Arise News programme. According to Gusau, Shettima explained that his government from 2013 to date, remained the sole financiers of hundreds of successful operations […]

football sports

Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal qualify for 4th round

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are some of the big Premier League teams, that qualified for the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday. Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku scored for United, as they brushed aside Reading 2-0 at Old Trafford. The Blues also defeated a spirited Nottingham Forest side 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, […]

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What Solskjaer said after fifth victory with Manchester United

Manchester United caretaker manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, admitted that his side didn’t play well against Reading on Saturday. The Red Devils beat the Championship side 2-0 at Old Trafford but Reading were the better side. Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, the Norwegian said: “There were nine changes,” said Solskjaer. “It’s never easy to […]

Naija News

2019: CAN declares Jan. 10 National Day of prayers for elections

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared Jan. 10 as National Day of Prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible elections. The Christian body also declared the date as day of freedom for Leah Sharibu and others in the captivity of the Boko Haram sect. CAN President, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, made this known on […]

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Buhari not my cousin, uncle – Amina Zakari

Chairman of the INEC Committee on Collation Centre for the general elections, Mrs Amina Zakari, has rejected claims that she is related to President Muhammadu Buhari, amid raging controversy over her appointment to the role. “President Muhammadu Buhari is my President as [he is] everybody else’s President. He is not my cousin, he is not […]

Foreign hub

No breakthrough in U.S. shutdown talks, new meeting planned

Senior Trump administration officials and Democratic congressional staffers failed on Saturday to break a deadlock over a proposed border wall and end a two-week-old partial government shutdown, but will meet again on Sunday. Reuters reports that President Donald Trump is demanding $5.6 billion to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico but Democrats […]

football sports

Iwobi, Willock take Arsenal to the next round of FA Cup

Arsenal cruised through to the FA Cup fourth round with teenager Joe Willock scoring twice at Blackpool. The 19-year-old striker headed in after Aaron Ramsey’s free-kick hit the post and tapped in another before half-time. League One Blackpool struggled to keep pace with the Gunners, whose arrival at Bloomfield Road was delayed when a protestor […]

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Maradona out of danger, out of hospital – Daughter

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has been released from hospital after being admitted on Friday with internal bleeding in the stomach which was discovered during routine examinations. “To all those who are really worried about my dad I tell them that it’s okay, that Giani is there with him and that in a while he’s […]

Naija News

$16bm power project: What will happen to APC members if Obasanjo is probed – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, has revealed what will happen if the All progressives Congress, APC, probe former president Olusegun Obasanjo for $16 billion power project. DAILY POST recalls that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in May 2018 launched a probe on the controversy surrounding the $16 billion allegedly spent […]

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Presidency reacts to ‘leaked’ audio of Amaechi criticising Buhari

The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital, New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, has reacted to a short audio that has gone viral online, in which Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi allegedly spoke ill about the President. Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, posted the clip on his page. In the short audio […]

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NFF President Amaju Pinnick in trouble, Buhari orders his prosecution for fraud

The President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, is in trouble as President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered his prosecution over an alleged multi-billion Naira scam in the organisation. It was also learnt that the Federal Government through the Presidential investigative panel headed by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, had placed Pinnick on travel ban. Punch reports […]

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2019 Elections: Security will be prioritized – Obaseki

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says security will top his administration’s priority list in 2019 to ensure the state is stabilised before, during and after the general elections scheduled to hold this year. The governor made this known when he received the outgoing 4 Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen Ibrahim Garuba and his successor, Brig.-Gen Greg Omoregbe […]

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Elections: Okowa calls for aggressive grassroots campaign

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has urged Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in the state to embark on aggressive grassroots-based campaign ahead of the general elections. Okowa gave the advice on Saturday at the Delta PDP political rally in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area. He said his ambition to seek re-election was to ensure […]

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ASUU Strike: LASU urges students to disregard resumption notice

The Lagos State University (LASU) has urged its students to disregard any notice directing them to resume for lectures amidst the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Spokesman of the university, Mr Ademola Adekoya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the information was a lie and handwork […]

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2019: Nigerians to express themselves at the polls – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described 2019 as a year for Nigerians to express themselves through the ballot box. Chief Dan Orbih, the Edo State Chairman of the party, stated this in his new year message released on Wednesday in Benin. According to Orbih, 2019 offers Nigerians the opportunity to exercise their franchise for […]

Entertainment

Burna Boy Slams Trolls About His Coachella Outburst

Burna Boy who was at the center of a Coachella controversy yesterday, in a new Instagram post stated that Nigeria is home to the largest number of backward unprogressive fools. According to the singer, this is because most Nigerians are not mentally advanced to fight for themselves. Though he promised to fight for such people, […]