Arsene Wenger gets £100m for players transfer if…

ARSENE WENGER will be handed at least £100m to spend in the transfer market if he agrees to stay at Arsenal. Wenger’s future will finally be decided later today at the club’s most important board meeting since his appointment. But it could also be the most fractious one in years, with Wenger and chief executive…

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BREAKING: Suicide Car bomb kills 50 in Kabul

Afghan officials said at least 50 people have been killed or wounded in a suicide car bombing in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul. There were also reports of many being injured. According to reports, the car bombing occurred at the gate of the German embassy. Earlier reports had spoken of a huge explosion that sent…

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A Prayer for the victims of Turkey

God in heaven, I pray for the hundreds of thousands of Kurds, Alevis, Hizmet movement participants and minority Christians languishing in Turkish prisons for no justifiable reason. I also pray for their families and loved ones that have continued to live in fear on a daily basis. I pray for those outside Turkey who fear…

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Biafra: HURIWA calls for restructuring of Nigeria

A CIVIL rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on the federal government to set in motion mechanisms for a negotiated restructuring of Nigeria and to address the gross marginalization of the South East. In a statement by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA also blamed the deliberate scheming…

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Biafra sit-at-home order UPDATE

Igbos comply with IPOB’s sit-at- home order   RESIDENTS of major South- East states strictly complied with the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in celebration of Biafra fallen heroes and heroines. It was gathered that there was a total lockdown in Owerri, Enugu and Aba, markets including the popular Ariara main…

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Nollywood deaths: Actor demands life insurance for film practitioners

VETERAN actor, Dadene Richard- Oguntimeyin, has called for life assurance policies for Nollywood actors. Richard-Oguntimeyin told NAN that this was necessary because of the unforeseen circumstances that might occur while practising their profession or after retirement. He appealed to theatre associations, groups and the government to establish life assurance policies for Nollywood actors. “Both the…

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UNICEF expresses concern over low enrolment of girl child in Katsina

UNITED NATION Children Fund, UNICEF, has expressed concern on the low enrolment of girl child into public schools in Katsina State. The UNICEF field officer in Katsina, Mrs. Padimah Yedla revealed this yesterday in Katsina at a meeting with officials of Schools Based Management Committees, SBMC. Yedla identified cost of education and long distance of…

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Skales releases star-studded sophomore album

RAPPER/SINGER, Skales, has released his sophomore album after weeks of intense publicity. Entitled ‘The Never Say Never Guy,’ the album boasts of a star- studded lineup of guest artistes. They include Sarkodie, Davido, Rotimi Music, PJ Morton, Phyno, Tekno, Fifi Cooper, Timaya, Lil Kesh, Wande Coal and Burna Boy. ‘The Never Say Never Guy’ which…

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Two years in office: ASUU scores Buhari low in education, economy

ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has rated the two years administration of President Muhammadu Buhari poorly in public funded education. ASUU noted that it would be difficult for any Nigerian university to effectively compete globally with the attitude of Buhari not to allocate enough funds as prescribed by UNESCO to support education. ASUU Chairman,…

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UBA, First Bank lead other banking shares to rally recovery hopes

FIRST BANK Holdings led a rally of Nigerian banking stocks yesterday, fuelled by hopes that Africa’s biggest economy will emerge from recession soon, dealers said. First Bank Holdings, the parent company of Nigeria’s oldest commercial lender, First Bank, rose 10.02 percent in early trade to N5.38 ($0.0171), a level last seen on October 10, 2015….

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New Barca boss plotting stunning Premier League triple raid

BARCELONA boss Ernesto Valverde reportedly wants to sign a trio of Premier League stars. Valverde was officially unveiled as Barca’s new head coach yesterday, replacing Luis Enrique at the Nou Camp. And, according to OK Diario journalist Eduardo Inda, he is hoping to bolster his squad by raiding England’s top flight this summer. Speaking on…

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Police raid: Ekweremadu commends arraignment of whistle blower

DEPUTY Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has commended the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris on the prosecution of one of the false whistle blowers whom Police alleged misled them into raiding his official guest house in Abuja last Friday, being May 27. Reacting to the arraignment of Ahmed Echodo, the suspect before a Gudu…

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Averting renewed agitation in Niger Delta

RECENTLY, the Senate took an important decision to forestall renewed agitation and militancy in the Niger Delta region due to the financial challenges facing the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP when it directed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun to release the balance of N15billion meant to fund the programme. The upper legislative chamber also…

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Lawyers clash in N’Assembly over A’Ibom senatorial crisis

THE ONGOING legal tussle between Senator Bassey Akpan and Hon. Bassey Etim yesterday took another dimension as lawyers loyal to the two contenders took their fight to the National Assembly. One of the groups made up of 20 lawyers while briefing Senate Correspondents, claimed that a subsisting order of the Federal High Court sitting in…

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