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Booze kills over 93,000 Americans yearly

More than 93,000 Americans die yearly from excessive booze or alcohol-related causes, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said. This includes more than 50,000 people who die from chronic health conditions caused by excessive drinking, including alcoholic liver disease, agency researchers said. The remainder died from “acute causes,” including alcohol overdoses, drinking-related injuries […]

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Boko Haram: Northern governors react to attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy

The Northern Governors’ Forum has condemned the attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State. It described the attack as callous and reprehensible. The Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, made the condemnation in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham. He […]

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People desperate for positions seek personal gains – CAN President

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (NAN), Samson Ayokunle, says individuals desperate for high offices are more interested in the benefits. He spoke on Thursday at the Thanksgiving Service in honour of Yakubu Pam, new Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC). Ayokunle noted that wise people do not rush to take up leadership […]

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APC caretaker committee speaks on Tinubu-Dogara 2023 presidential ticket

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has dismissed the purported 2023 presidential ticket of the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, as mere rumour. Buni stated this while speaking with BBC Hausa on Thursday. When the Yobe state Governor was asked whether […]

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Somalia may be child’s play – Akume warns Nigerians

Minister of Special Duties, George Akume, has stressed that Nigeria needs peace to succeed. Akume was Benue State Governor from 1999 to 2007. He spoke on Thursday at the Thanksgiving Service in honour of Yakubu Pam, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC). NAN quoted Akume as warning of the Somalia situation in Nigeria. The […]

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US takes new action against Iran

The United States Government has expanded the scope of metals sanctions on Iran. America has added 22 materials connected to Iran’s nuclear, military or ballistic missile programmes. Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo made the announcement on Thursday. The official insisted that Iran’s programmes were a grave threat to international security. Pompeo warned companies and individuals […]

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Edo: APC provoking me, PDP will win 75 percent poll – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has declared that “the other party” was provoking him. He made the veil reference about the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday in Benin after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders’ meeting. The Edo helmsman condemned the attacks on PDP supporters in front of Oba of Benin palace. Obaseki said […]

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Edo: 80,000 people joined PDP after Obaseki dumped APC – Aziegbemi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the party has witnessed a 200 percent increase in membership since Governor Godwin Obaseki joined the party. State Chairman, Tony Aziegbemi, said this on Thursday in Benin after the party’s stakeholders meeting, NAN reports. He said membership cards had risen from 20,000 to 100,000. Aziegbemi added that more requests […]

Entertainment

”Burna Boy is about to bring Sam Smith’s career back to life”

  British multiple award-winning singer, Sam Smith will be releasing a new track with Nigerian Grammy-nominee and self-proclaimed African Giant, Damini Ogulu also known as Burna Boy on Thursday, July 30. According to Sam Smith, Burna Boy featured in his upcoming EP and the collaboration titled “My Oasis” will be the lead single to be […]

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Singer, Rema reveals intentions to participate in the next Big Brother Naija season

  Sensational Nigerian singer and Mavins recording artiste, Divine Ikubor, better by his stage name, Rema has declared his intentions to contest in the sixth edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show. Some fans and followers of the “Ginger Me” singer probed him with questions and one of which he deemed necessary to answer was […]

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Bobrisky finally unveils the identity of his “bae”; shares photos of him

  Cross-dresser and self-acclaimed Nigerian male-barbie, Bobrisky, with real name Idris Okuneye has finally shown off the love of his life, who he popularly refers to as “bae”. In new posts on his page on Instagram, he shared photos of the boyfriend, known as Henry Ike and revealed that he’d asked for permission before posting the […]

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Filmmaker Tchidi Chikere reunites with his nanny, adopts her as his new mom

  Nigerian movie director, producer and actor, Tchidi Chikere recently took to his social media page to share an emotional story as he reunited with the ‘Nanny’ who took care of him as a child According to Tchidi, she told him stories of his formative yearsand he felt like his late mother came back to […]

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Woodberry pleads ‘not guilty’ to fraud charges.

  Alleged Nigerian fraudster, Olalekan Ponle a.k.a Mr Woodberry has pleaded not guilty to the fraud charges leveled against him after being arraigned in a United States District Court in Illinois Appearing before the court on Saturday July 25, Woodberry acknowledged the receipt of the indictment and entered a plea of not guilty to each […]

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Sexual assaults in maritime industry greatly underreported – Saraki

The Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki, on Thursday, urged rape victims to speak out, saying that silence was no longer an option if they wanted to get justice. Saraki gave the advice at a webinar on ‘Enforcing Policies and Legal Instruments Against Sexual Harassment and Exploitation in the Maritime Industry’. The webinar […]

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NAPTIP shuts Port Harcourt brothel harbouring underage sex workers

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has raided and closed down a popular bar called 24 Hours Bar which also operates a brothel in Rumukurushi, Port Harcourt. This was after a couple discovered that their 16-year-old daughter was working as a prostitute there. The bar is known to harbour underage sex […]

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Gun battle in Katsina, three bandits drop dead

Officers of the Katsina State Police Command have killed three suspected bandits at Ruwan-Dorawan village in Dutsinma Local Government Area of the State during a gun battle. The bandits were killed on Tuesday when the Police Area Commander for Dutsinma led a combined team of the Counterterrorism Unit and Vigilante group members in the area […]