Chelsea collapses to 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth

If more proof were needed of how unpredictable the Premier League can be it was provided on Wednesday as Liverpool blew a chance take a vice-like grip on the title race and Chelsea suffered their worst league defeat in 23 years.
Chelsea collapsed to a 4-0 thrashing at Bournemouth as the Premier League’s supposed lesser lights continued to cause mischief at the top end of the table.

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I Lent EFCC N300m So It Could Take Off, Says Atiku

He also said one of the ways to tackle corruption is to reduce the personal relationship between individuals in the public and private sectors.
He stated this on Wednesday night when he featured on ‘The Candidates’, a presidential town hall co-production between Daria Media and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), with support from the MacArthur Foundation and anchored by Kadaria Ahmed.
Speaking on how he hopes to fight corruption, Atiku stressed that he would embrace

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Vio Stops Renewal Of Vehicle Documents With Old Number Plates

Public Relations Officer of the Office, Mr Kalu Emetu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the VIO halted the renewal of the papers because the old number plates were not captured in the national data bank. “We have officially stopped the renewal of the old number plate so as to gradually phase it out of the market.
The spokesman, however, said that while the issue of compliance with adoption of new number plate was still awaiting approval by the National Assembly, it was an acceptable regulation, which some states had started to comply with.

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ASUU Threatens to Sanction uncooperative Vice-Chancellors

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this yesterday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Ogunyemi was reacting to the allegation that some vice-chancellors have been intimidating lecturers in their institution and have ordered them back to the classroom, while some have reportedly commenced examinations.
According to him, the union may be preparing for a confrontation with some of the vice-chancellors that have defaulted and failed to cooperate.

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Bill Gates Foundation boosts Nigeria’s healthcare system with $75m

The Federal Government will receive the sum of $75m in the next five years from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for routine childhood immunisation.
This is just as the government reiterated its commitment to childhood immunisation through innovative financing agreement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It is indicated that the fund might be directly invested in Nigeria’s Basic Health Care Provision Fund.

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Apple Confirms iPhone FaceTime Eavesdropping Exploit

News breaks of a vulnerability in the group functionality of its FaceTime application that allows users to eavesdrop on the people being called, even if they didn’t pick up the call!
The shockingly simple exploit works with any pair of iOS devices running iOS 12.1 or later. ”The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their phone – before the person on the other end has accepted or rejected the incoming call.

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What You Should Know About the New Michael Jackson Documentary

When Michael Jackson died in 2009, Wade Robson—the former choreographer whose allegations of abuse are at the center of a controversial new documentary, Leaving Neverland—wrote in tribute to his friend:
Michael Jackson changed the world and, more personally, my life forever. He is the reason I dance, the reason I make music, and one of the main reasons I believe in the pure goodness of humankind. He has been a close friend of mine for 20 years.

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BREAKING: Reps pass national minimum wage bill

The council had approved the sum of N27,000 while the federal government said it would increase it to N30,000 for its workers. 
But while considering the bill, the lawmakers resolved to leave the national minimum wage “as recommended by the tripartite committee”.
The committee had approved N30,000 for both federal and state workers.

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TI anti-corruption ranking : Nigeria moves to 144th from 148th

However, Nigeria made the four notch jump without improving its score of 27 out of a possible 100 as recorded in 2017.
Africa’s most populous country is tied with Kenya, Comoros, Guatemala and Mauritania. And it is ranked better than Cameroon put at 152nd.
Botswana remains Africa’s most transparent country with a ranking of 34, followed by Namibia, Mauritius and Senegal.
The United States slid to 22nd in the world from 18th last year, dropping out of the top 20 countries for the first time since 2011.

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CAF agree to delay AFCON by a week

The continental tournament is now set to begin on June 21 instead of June 14 and will run until July 19. Egyptian Football Association (EFA) vice president Ahmed Shobir announced the decision on his private television sports programme. “A number of North African countries asked the CAF to delay the opening of the tournament for one week because of fasting in Ramadan as well as celebrating Eid Al-Fitr,” Shobir said on the TV programme, as quoted by Ahram Online.

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List Of 68 Illegal Tertiary Institutions Identified By FG

Some of the illegal universities as identified by the NUC include, University of Accountancy and Management Studies, University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos, Blacksmith University, Awka, Atlanta University Anyigba, Logo state and UNESCO University, Ndoni, River State.

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Akwa Ibom elders demand Buhari’s resignation

Akwa Ibom elders, under the aegis of Akwa Ibom Leaders Vanguard, are demanding for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
The group is also demanding that the National Assembly intervenes in the matter and ensure that the rule of law, as enshrined in the nation’s constitution on the matter, is defended.

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WhatsApp, Instagram & Messenger to Merge

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services.
Facebook told the BBC it was at the start of a “long process”.
The plan was first reported in the New York Times and is believed to be a personal project of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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Kenya leader, mocks Nigeria over corruption

The Kenyan leader told a story of a Nigerian Minister involved in corruption and diversion of public funds.
Odinga, who did not mention the Minister’s name, was speaking at an event when he told the story about a Nigerian Minister for Works and a Malaysian Minister for Work.
According to Odinga, “A Nigerian Minister for works went on a tour to Malaysia and was hosted by his Malaysian counterpart.
“At Dinner, the Nigerian minister marvelled at the beauty of the Malaysian Minister’s house and asked ‘how did you do it ?’

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Parents of pupils hawking during school hours will be arrested – Ekiti Governor

The governor gave the warning while meeting with stakeholders in the education sector at the weekend.
The governor asked parents to take advantage of the free education policy of his administration to reduce the number of out-of-school children.
Fayemi said all hands must be on deck to checkmate the declining school enrolment in the state regarded as ‘Fountain of Knowledge’.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Fayemi had, shortly after his inauguration in October 2018, declared free education from primary to senior secondary schools in the state.

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I’ll Be There – Henrilee

Nigerian Music artist just released his new single “I’ll Be There”.
Like many music lovers of his generation, Henrilee has a passion for both the emotional songwriting and elegantly garnished with thoughtful lyrics.
This Nigeria based artist creates a unique acoustic sound with pianos, guitars and uplifting harmonies.
Click here for a direct link to listen I’ll Be There

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Appeal Court Sacks Jerry Gana, Declares Donald Duke SDP Presidential Candidate

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday declared ex-Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in place of Professor Jerry Gana.
In a unanimous decision by a three-man panel, led by Justice Abdul Aboki, the court set aside the December 14, 2018 judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which had declared Jerry Gana the candidate of the party.

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Buhari storms South East to inaugurate Zik Mausoleum

President Muhammadu Buhari would inaugurate the Zik Mausoleum in Onitsha, Anambara state on Thursday as part of his activities to flag off his campaign in the south east.
The Buhari’s administration completed the Zik Mausoleum in October 2018 after successive governments failed to do so for over 20 years. President Buhari and members of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have left Abuja for Anambra and Enugu states in continuation of the nationwide re-election campaign.

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