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Pregnant Woman, 7 Others Died In Ghastly Auto Crash

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No fewer than eight passengers, including a pregnant woman, reportedly died in a ghastly auto crash on Monday on the Gbongan-Ibadan expressway. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the victims were travelling in a bus from Ede to Owode in Osun at about 6.40 a.m.  when the accident happened. An eye-witness told NAN that the affected bus passengers ...

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Exclusive! Akpabio Sacks Umana, Seals Off Office!

Umana Okon Umana, SSG To Akwa Ibom State Government.

By Ubong Ubong The self acclaimed strongman of Akwa Ibom politics, Umana Okon Umana, has been booted out of office by the Governor of the state, Godswill Akpabio. Umana, who has been telling whoever cares to listen that he is the annointed aspirant for the governorship seat of the state, last week publicly declared his intention to run for the ...

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Gay People Shouldn’t Be Judged, Marginalised – Pope


Pope Francis has said gay people should not be judged or marginalised. Speaking to reporters on a flight back from Brazil, he said: “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?” The Pope’s remarks are being seen as much more conciliatory than his predecessor’s position on the issue. Turning to ...

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Danfo Driver Slumped, Died Celebrating Birth Of His New Born Baby Boy

Tragedy struck in Apata-Ganga area of Ido local government, Oyo State, Saturday, when a 32-year-old bus driver, Saidi Taiwo, popularly called Akinigai, slumped and died while celebrating the birth of his new born baby boy. The deceased, according to sources, died shortly after consuming a locally made dry gin popularly called paraga at a popular paraga spot at Ago-Igbira in ...

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Jonathan’s Aide Sued Over N13.8m Debt


President Goodluck Jonathan’s special adviser on job creation, Ms. Josephine Washima, has been dragged before an Abuja High Court for allegedly refusing to pay over N13.8 million loan she collected to rent a house. A retired bank manager, Mrs Priscilia Nkechi Okoro, who instituted the suit, is praying the court to order the presidential aide to pay her back the ...

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Germany Claims 6th Women’s Euro Title


Germany yesterday won the Women’s European Championship title for the sixth time. Nadine Angerer saved a penalty in either half to help Germany claim their sixth consecutive European title while Anja Mittag’s goal proved the difference against Norway in Solna. Germany won the trophy 1-0. Silvia Neid’s team came to Sweden seen by many as ripe to be deposed, particularly ...

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UK Visa: Nigerians Begin Payment Of £3,000 Bond Nov


Outcry against its £3,000 tourists visa bond notwithstanding, Britain will commence the scheme in the six listed Commonwealth countries in November, Financial Times report quoted the Home Office as saying. The Commonwealth countries to be affected by the policy which was announced in June are Nigeria, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The affected countries are considered to be source of ...

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Ekiti Deputy Charges Media On Objectivity, Patriotism

Acting Director-General of FRCN, Dr. Kola Agboola  presenting an Award of Excellence of the Paramount FM 94.5, Abeokuta to Ekiti Deputy Governor Prof Modupe Adelabu in Abeokuta. With them at the background is the General Manger of the station, Prince Wale Adeboboye

For the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Prof Modupe Adelabu, the media has an important role in strengthening and sustenance of democracy in Nigeria. She said the media, being the only information source tested and trusted by the populace must be conscious of the type of news that are pushed to public domain for consumption. Prof Adelabu spoke at the ...

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EFCC Goes After Senator Bukola Saraki


Former Kwara State governor and senator representing Kwara Central in the National Assembly, Dr Bukola Saraki, is to appear before a crack team of investigators of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in fraud-related matters during his eight-year period as governor and his time as executive director of the defunct Societe Generale Bank Nigeria Limited ...

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