FIFA plans new ‘African League’ worth $200m

FIFA has plans to introduce a new league into African football expected to make at least $200 million in revenue. This plan, if implemented, will be a big boost for African clubs who find it had to make ends meet with the current continental club championships that are less lucrative. This will also come as […]

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Basketmouth Dropped As Sex And Gender Based Violence Ambassador After Joke On Rape

Popular Nigerian comedian Basketmouth has been dropped as an ambassador to sex and gender-based violence over a joke he made about rape. The comedian, who had earlier been caught in a cross at some point with popular Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh is yet to react to this update. It was gathered that the comedian, who had been an ambassador […]

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47 Nigerian men plead not guilty to homosexuality charge

Forty-seven Nigerian men pleaded innocent on Wednesday to a charge of public show of affection with members of the same sex, an offence that carries a 10-year jail term. Homosexuality is outlawed in many socially conservative African societies where some religious groups brand it a corrupting Western import. The Nigerian men, who appeared at a […]

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Babcock student is overall national best in Law School Bar exams

A Babcock University (BU) graduate of Law, Mayowa Mubashir Abiru, has emerged Nigeria’s overall best at the 2019 Law School Bar Exams. Abiru, who made a Second Class Upper credit from Babcock, is one of the 10 BU alumni with a First Class grade at the Bar exams. Also, Babcock University ranked third among universities […]

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Kaduna Assembly confirms 2 more women as commissioners

The Kaduna House of Assembly on Thursday, confirmed two more women as commissioners. The Assembly also confirmed the nomination of a board member of the state Fiscal Responsibility Commission. Their confirmation followed a letter sent to the House by the Acting Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe. Those confirmed include Dr Amina Baloni as Commissioner for Health […]

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Buhari leaves Nigeria for Equatorial Guinea on Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday, November 29, 2019, embark on a trip to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea for a summit. After the summit, the president will return to his country home, Daura, in Katsina State for a five-day visit. Explaining the purpose of his trip to Malabo, the presidency on Thursday, November 28, 2019, […]

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68,000 Nigerian women die yearly to pregnancy, childbirth complications

Prof. Dolapo Lufadeju, the National Coordinator, Rotary International Project on National Family Planning Campaign, says Nigeria is losing 68,000 women yearly as a result of pregnancy and child birth complications. Lufadeju disclosed this on Thursday during the South West Family Planning Campaign Project of Rotary International in Ibadan. He said the figure represented 23 per […]

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Pastor hires Cultist to assassinate prophetess for stealing his members

A 20-year-old suspected cultist, Liberty Eves, has told operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit, Lagos State Police Command why he refused to take part in the plan to kill the prophetess of his church at the Ojo area of the state. Eves explained that it was a pastor from another Church in Ojo area that contracted […]

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Pentecostal Group Calls On The Vice-Chancellor To Cancel Witch Conference in UNN

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria on Sunday declared its opposition to the proposed conference of witches scheduled to hold this week at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. The PFN said Enugu State would be in a serious danger if the proposed conference was allowed to hold. The Chairman of PFN in the state, […]

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29 Killed as plane crashes into busy city in Congo

– At least 29 people were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed after takeoff into a densely populated area of the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A survivor among the 19 people — 17 passengers and two crew members — who were aboard the plane was taken to hospital along […]

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Hate speech bill sponsor removes death penalty clause

The sponsor of the controversial Hate Speech Bill, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, on Sunday bowed to pressure as he declared that he would remove death penalty as the maximum punishment for offenders in the proposed legislation. Abdullahi, who is the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, in a statement in Abuja, explained that the death (by […]

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APC member calls for amendment of constitution to allow Buhari contest third term

Charles Enya, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, has filed a suit, seeking the amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari get another term in office. According to Daily Trust, Enya, who served as organising secretary to Buhari during the 2019 general election, filed the suit (FHC/AI/CS/90/19) before […]

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Ebonyi Communities to end Female Genital Mutilation

About 11 communities in Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi have expressed their readiness and commitment to put an end to the harmful practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the area.   Female Genital Mutilation The communities’ new disposition was a reaction to the outcome of the United Nations Joint Programme (UNJP) […]

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Lightening kills 19 cows in Osun

No fewer than 19 cows were killed by lightening at Iba in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State. It was gathered on Saturday that some Fulani herdsmen were rearing their cattle on the field around Apala area of the town when the incident happened. It was learnt that all the 19 cows on the […]

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Senator Dino Melaye Stars In Nollywood Movie

Dino Melaye, has landed a lead role in a new Nollywood movie titled ‘Lemonade’. The film was shot in several locations in Abuja. The producer of the movie, Joy Idoko, has said that Mr Melaye played the role of a “distinguished senator.” Ms Idoko said this on her Instagram handle. Describing Mr Melaye’s role, she […]

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Cardi B confirms live show in Lagos and Accra

Cardi B has released an official video confirming her trip to Lagos for the maiden edition of the Livespot X Festival billed for December 7, 2019, in Lagos. She is set to perform live on stage in Lagos on December 7, and Accra on December 8, alongside some top African acts including Burna Boy, Tiwa […]

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At Aged 16, I preached in Buses – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, on his Instagram page today, he revealed a bit of his life, we didn’t know about. He stated he started winning souls for Christ at aged 16 while he was an undergraduate in University of Benin Nigeria.

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Thugs snatch ballot boxes at Dino Melaye’s polling unit

Some thugs have snatched ballot boxes and chased away voters at PU 004, Ayetoro ward 1 in Ijumu local government area of Kogi state. The polling unit is Dino Melaye’s voting unit. Melaye had cast his vote before violence broke out in the area.

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Catholic Priest Burnt to Death in Anambra State

The parish priest of St Peter Claver Catholic Parish, Nnew Ichi in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State, Reverend Father Edmund Nwagbala has lost his life following a fire outbreak that occurred in the church in the early hours of yesterday. The inferno, which cause was yet to be ascertained, affected a part of the […]

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