CBLAfrica: Abidjan Raiders defeats Giants in Yaoundé

The third game of the Continental Basketball League tournament turned out a classic as the Abidjan Raiders dealt Yaoundé Giants a swift blow in front of their home fans winning the match 80-78. The Giants had started well with the Lagos leg dropping only a game to Eko Kings and their fans hoped they could…

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Military: there’s no coup plot against Buhari’s govt

There is no coup plot or any plan whatsoever to derail the present democratic governance, the military said yesterday. It expressed their unalloyed loyalty to the constitution and President Muhammadu Buhari as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces. The Armed Forces would not derail from protecting the nation’s democracy and would completely surbordinate themselves to…

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We’re ever ready to defend Nigeria’s territorial integrity, says Air Chief

Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar said yesterday that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) “is ever ready to defend Nigeria’s territorial integrity”. The Chief of Air Staff’s statement is coming barely a week after Chief of Army Staff  Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai disclosed that some unscrupulous politicians had been approaching his officers…

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High bond yields thrill grassroots investors

Deposit mobilisation via the Federal Government of Nigeria Savings Bond (FGNSB) has been on for three months. Next offer will open on June 5 and close on June 9. The exercise backs the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) financial inclusion project of getting more Nigerians to embrace financial services. Stakeholders dismiss speculations that the high…

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Osinbajo: how to save the economy

ACTING President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said hard work and not praying and fasting alone can develop Nigeria’s economy. He said men and women with patriotic zeal built the great economies, adding that they were not spirits. Prof. Osinbajo spoke during an interactive session with senior civil servants on how the Executive Orders he signed on…

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EFCC goes after Jonathan’s wife’s assets

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set  to apply for the final forfeiture of  choice properties  allegedly owned by former First Lady  Patience Jonathan. But the commission has been having difficulty in getting the original titles of the assets. They include Aridolf  Resort, Wellness and Spa  and  eight others. The anti-graft commission may…

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Holyfield pledges $3m health facilities for Lagos

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield on Wednesday in Lagos said his foundation would donate health facilities worth three million Dollars to Lagos State. Holyfield who announced the donation during a courtesy visit to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode at the State House in Alausa also said the foundation would be established in the state. The…

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Lawyers, politicians, others: military’s assurance okay

Three Senior Advocates of Nigeria -Yusuf Ali, Sylva Ogwemoh and Chief Charles Uwesuyi-Edosomwan- yesterday said they welcome army’s reassurance that there would be no coup. Ali warned that a coup was not even in the best interest of the Armed Forces, besides its negative consequences on democracy and development. He urged those floating the idea…

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I’ll win primary election, says chairmanship aspirant

A chairmanship aspirant in All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, Mr. Oladipupo Okeyomi, has said he will win the primary election tomorrow. He said: “My good work will speak for me.” Okeyomi said he enjoyed residents’ support, adding that they trooped to his office…

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Fed Govt sets up National Minimum Wage Committee

THE Federal Executive Council has approved a National Minimum Wage Committee to deliberate on an agreeable minimum wage. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting presided by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Labour Chris Ngige said the committee will be made up of 29 members. According to him, the members will…

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Tinubu to Holyfield: You’re still a champion, don’t knock me out

  APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has described former world boxing champion, Evander Holyfield as a champion but cautioned the boxing legend not to knock him out when they battle in an exhibition fight as part of the events marking the 50th anniversary of Lagos State. Tinubu who spoke during the meeting with…

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I know nothing about  N182M  contract -Dalung

 Denies Reps’ Summon  Youth and Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung has denied any knowledge of a contract worth N182m said to be awarded by the then Ministry of Youths on 27th Nov, 2013. Syndicated newspaper reports credited to the Committee on Public Petitions, House of Representatives stated, that Barrister Dalung risked being arrested because he…

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EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL: United are Champion

Manchester United eased past Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League title and progress to next season’s Champions League on an emotional night in Stockholm. Paul Pogba’s deflected effort and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s improvised finish proved the difference as United collected their second trophy of the season following their League Cup triumph in February. Following on…

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NAF Investigates alleged invasion of Osun varsity

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has ordered an investigation into alleged invasion of the University of Osun State, located at Ipetu Ijesha by some personnel of Nigerian Air Force. The Chief of The Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadiq Abubakar who ordered the investigation, assured that any Air Force personnel found wanting would be dealt…

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Tinubu, Aisha Buhari, Ooni, others bag TELL awards

The maiden edition of the Annual TELL Awards for Excellence will hold on June 17 at the Civic Center, Ozumba, Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos. It is organised by TELL Communications Limited, publishers of TELL magazine. President and Chief Executive of TELL Communications Limited, Mr. Nosa Igiebor, said the selection and voting processes were opened to the…

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