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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United: Striker confirms free transfer to join Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will become a Manchester United player this summer after agreeing a one-year deal with the Red Devils. The Sweden star revealed via his official Twitter account on Thursday that he has signed for the Red Devils after departing Paris Saint-Germain at the

How ex-Air Force Chief, Amosun, stole billions to acquire properties in Abuja, Lagos, London — EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos how a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, took money from the Nigerian Air Force bank account to buy personal properties worth

Confusion in Abia as Ikpeazu, Ogah lay claim to governorship seat

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Abia State descended into confusion on Thursday following the insistence of Sampson Ogah that he should be sworn in as governor of the state to replace the incumbent, Okezie Ikpeazu, who was sacked by

FACT-CHECK: In attacking Aisha Buhari, Fayose mixes up ‘scandals’

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On Monday, while reacting to the freezing of his Zenith Bank account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, accused Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, of being indicted in the

Lebanese man dupes Nigerian businessmen of N170m

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The suspect had promised the victims that he was going to transfer the Naira equivalent of the money into the their bank accounts. This later turned to be false. A manhunt has been launched to capture a Lebanese man, Aly Sayad, a bureau de change operator who

One good single is all you need to be a superstar now

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The music industry for emerging acts right now, and for a long time past, is a field where they need just a single, to launch into a money-making machine.   Well. Look at Humblesmith . Just look at the news circulating the media today that the ‘ Osinachi’ singer is hugging millions of good naira due to his ‘fan base’ and ‘influence’. An instant noodle brand,

Lawyer Withdraws Suit Seeking Buhari’s Disqualification For Lack Of Certificate

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A legal practitioner, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, has filed a notice at the Federal High Court in Abuja to discontinue the suit he instituted seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari for lack of a certificate. Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had alleged that Buhari was

I’m in support of Buhari’s anti-corruption war – Metuh

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Former National Publicity Secretary, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, has said he’s in support of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war. He said he’s already searching for money to refund to the national treasury, the N400m he was

I Won’t Get Justice From Your Tribunal, Saraki Tells CCT Chair

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The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has expressed fear of not getting justice in his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) presided by the CCT chairman, Mr. Danladi Umar. Saraki expressed the fear following threat by the CCT chairman that the delay being allegedly employed in his trial on false asset declaration will not reduce

ISIS targeting children through mobile app, FG warns

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Lai Muhammed, Mimister of Information The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has developed and launched a new mobile application aimed at recruiting and indoctrinating children for the purpose of furthering its Jihad course. A statement issued by Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja on

Pistorius Walks On Stumps To Show Court His Disability

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Pistorius Walks On Stumps Oscar Pistorius has removed his prosthetic limbs and hobbled around the courtroom at his sentencing hearing in South Africa. The former athlete was on his stumps when he

18 lions Arrested In India, ‘Guilty’ 1 To Get Life Sentences

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Indian Wildlife officials have arrested 18 lions and have threatened to give the ‘guilty’ ones life sentences. According to officials, some of the Lions are guilty of man-eating and the guilty ones will be sentenced to spending the rest of their lives in

Nigeria To Achieve Global Standard Healthcare By 2020 – BMZ

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Nigeria has developed a document detailing comprehensive and innovative strategies to facilitate the growth of the country’s  healthcare system to meet global standards. More than 50 top officials of Federal Ministry of Health and other MDAs have received a copy each of the 72 -page document entitled

Nigeria’s foreign debt rises by $7.18bn in 10 years

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Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun   Ten years after Nigeria’s historic exit from the Paris Club of Creditors, the country’s external debt balance has climbed to $10.72bn, up from $3.54bn, investigation has shown. The Federal Government had between 2005 and April 2007 paid over $15bn to exit from both the Paris Club and London Club of Creditors after receiving a write-off of

Sokoto Increases Corps Members’ Allowance To N15,000

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NYSC  Members Governor Aminu WaziriTambuwal, of Sokoto State has assured corps members of increment in their state monthly allowance, in appreciation of the monumental contributions of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Tambuwal, who spoke at

June 12: Abiola’s family demands presidential entitlements

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   The family of the late Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, has called on the Federal Government to declare him the winner and pay presidential entitlements to his family. The request was made on Sunday by the head of the family, Muritala Abiola, at the

Facebook now lets you comment with a video

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Words don't quite cut it? Don't panic. You can now upload a video to comment on your friends' Facebook posts.   Facebook ( FB , Tech30 ) launched the new feature Friday, part of a strategy to get people watching more video on its platforms. It's competing with Snapchat, Periscope and others in an increasingly crowded online video market.

WATCH Wizkid & Chris Brown perform together in Amsterdam – “African Bad Girl”

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BN Music brought the scoop that Wizkid would be joining Chris Brown on tour across several cities in Europe on his “ One Hell of a Nite ” tour. The duo performed “ African Bad Girl ” together on stage in Amsterdam just a few hours ago. Check on it.   #Bella Naija #Team_NIS

Queen Elizabeth II begins 3 days of birthday celebrations

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Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II marked her official 90th birthday Saturday by taking the salute at a special military parade in London where her vivid green outfit caused a sensation. After Trooping the Colour, members of the royal family appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military flypast, including Prince William and Kate with their children George and

Facebook plans for life after Zuckerberg

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F acebook is starting to think about a time when Mark Zuckerberg will no longer be its CEO. Mark Zuckerberg, Co Founder CEO Facebook, Whats App, Instagram   The company is asking shareholders to vote on a proposal that allows Zuckerberg's majority voting control to be terminated if he steps down or no longer occupies a leadership position at Facebook. "These new terms thus ensure that we will not remain a founder-controlled company after we cease to

​ 6 year-old girl burnt to death in a Lagos church

Lagos – The Lagos State Fire Service said a six-year-old girl was burnt to death in a church in the early hours of Saturday in Egbeda area of the state. The Director of the service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, said that the incident occurred at about 2 a.m. at Faith Revival Church. Fadipe said that the inferno affected the boys’ quarters of the church while a vigil

Former Voice contestant Christina Grimmie shot dead in Orlando

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Christina Grimmie has been taken to a local hospital in Orlando   Image caption Christina Grimmie has been taken to a local hospital in Orlando Singer Christina Grimmie, who had competed on the US TV programme The Voice, has died of

3 Ways Social Media Has Affected Our Society

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People have enthusiastically been using the Network since late 1980-s. It was just a matter of time when the first dating service would appear. People have been obsessed with it through the 90-s and up till now. Of course, online dating itself has metamorphosed. The most popular form of modern online meetings is dating applications. Developers have created numerous apps for different kinds of

Get Inspired with this Spoken Word Clip! Watch “I Refuse To Fail” by Nahshon Swanston

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This is an inspiring spoken word written by the talented Nahshon Swanston and we just had to  share. It preaches “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn”. Watch below.   ___________________________________________________________ #bella Naija #Team_NIS

Scottish Anglican church takes first step to gay marriage

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The Scottish Episcopal Church on Friday became the first Anglican Church branch in Britain to take a step towards allowing gay marriage in church. A gathering of church leaders in Edinburgh voted that a change to remove from its laws the definition

Reps reject MTN’s offer to pay N330bn fine

The House of Representatives yesterday rejected an agreement reached between the Federal Government and MTN that the telecoms giant should pay a reduced fine of N330 billion ($1.7bn) as against the N1.04 trillion ($5.2bn) originally slammed on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).. The NCC had on October 20 last year imposed $5.2 billion on the company for allegedly

Obama, Hillary, Sanders, Obasanjo and Yar’Adua

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PERHAPS not too long from now the hidden details of the discussion between the United States President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party presidential contender, Bernie Sanders, will be released. But the outcome of the tete-a-tete has left no one in doubt that the president leaned on the contender to forswore his oath to make the party’s convention in Philadelphia a contested one. The

ACF to Avengers: don’t plunge Nigeria into another civil war

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday described the destruction of oil installations embarked upon by the Niger Delta Avengers as an invitation to another civil war. It also warned the militant group to desist from its “madness” of breaking oil pipelines, saying that the country cannot afford another war at this time. A similar warning was issued to the Avengers by joint Akwa Ibom and Cross River militants under

Babangida returns to Nigeria after death rumours

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Former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, has returned to Nigeria from a three-week trip to Germany for medical treatment. Mr. Babangida arrived Minna Airport on Friday at about 3:30pm. Rumour of his death was awash in the social media last week before it was refuted by his son,

Senior Army Officers Who Engaged In Corruption And Partisan Politics Retired In Continuing Cleanup

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Several senior officers of the Nigerian Army were yesterday retired from service, according to a statement issued by a military spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.  Colonel Usman disclosed that the retired officers “were mainly some Major Generals, Brigadier

Niger Delta Avengers Give Nigerian Government Condition For Ceasefire On Pipeline Bombing

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Niger Delta militants A ccording to a statement issued by the spokesperson for the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), Brigadier-General Mudoch Agbinibo, the Niger Delta region has sustained Nigeria for a long time but has received little in return. Mr. Agbinibo’s statement lamented the neglect of the region by successive governments and emphasized that Niger Delta must be

After A Day In London Hospital, Buhari Is "Cleared" To Return To Nigeria Next Thursday

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President Muhammadu Buhari at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int Airport today before deprting for London, UK SaharaReporters has learned that doctors in the UK who examined President Muhammadu Buhari’s ear infection have cleared him to travel back to Nigeria next week. A presidential source told our correspondent that Mr. Buhari was likely to leave London for Abuja next Thursday. The source disclosed that the Nigerian president spent a day at a hospital in London where he

UniPort to reopen soon – Spokesman

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The Senate of the University of Port Harcourt may reopen the institution soon if the school environment is conducive for learning, an official has said. The Deputy Registrar (Information) of the university, Williams Wodi, said this in an interview with

Nigerian Army replies Amnesty International on pro-Biafra killings

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The Nigerian Army has rejected a report by Amnesty International on Friday accusing Nigerian troops of killing at least 17 unarmed pro-Biafra supporters in south eastern states. Amnesty International said it conducted extensive research on the attacks and could confirm 17

Donald Trump: the modern-day Nero ready to burn down America?

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T he most famous of Roman rulers was not erratic to begin with, but only became so once he was seduced by spectacle. Trump is not too different from him Donald Trump, US Presidential Aspirant Donald Trump has been diagnosed in the media over and over again, called everything from a malignant narcissist to a pervert. While many would concur that he is simply personality disordered of some variety or another, maybe, some wonder, he could even be psychotic, paranoid – a real

N1.04 trillion Fine: MTN announces final agreement with Nigeria

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MTN Nigeria on Friday announced it has reached a final resolution on the N1.04 trillion fine imposed by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) in October 2015. The telecom firm was sanctioned by the regulatory authority over its refusal to disconnect 5.1

Jonathan govt budgeted billions for roads for 3 years but failed to pay contractors – Fashola

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photo : Former President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the Bloomberg Studio in London Contractors who executed federal government’s road projects over the past three years were not paid for their job, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, has said. Speaking at the inaugural “Buharimeter” town hall meeting in Abuja, Thursday, Mr. Fashola

Diego Maradona tells Pele that Lionel Messi is A Good Guy But lacks The personality, To Lead

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Photo Credit: Linda Ikeji's Blog Diego Maradona doesn't seem to care about making himself look bad. Whether it was testing positive for doping at the 1994 World Cup or just saying ridiculous, insulting things, the Argentine World Cup winner does it his way and nobody else's

BREAKING: Niger Delta Avengers blows up another AGIP facility

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Photo: Buzz Nigeria A notorious group of economic saboteurs, the Niger Delta Avengers, on Friday morning said a crude pipeline owned by Italian oil giant, Agip Eni, was destroyed in an overnight explosion. The group, which claimed responsibility for virtually all major attacks against oil installations across

Bill Gates launches chicken plan to help Africa poor

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The World Richest Man, Bill Gates Microsoft founder Bill Gates has launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in sub-Saharan Africa by giving them chickens. The billionaire and philanthropist says raising and selling the birds can be efficient to tackle extreme poverty.

Bernie Sanders vows to work with Hillary Clinton as Democrats move toward party unity

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Democrats took giant steps toward party unity Thursday as Bernie Sanders vowed to work together with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in November and President Barack Obama formally endorsed Clinton for president. Sanders’ decision to continue his White House bid even after Clinton became the party’s presumptive

‎FG explains why it can’t stop non-Nigerian herdsmen

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The Federal Government, yesterday, gave the ECOWAS Transhumance Protocol as a reason why non-citizens of Nigeria are still allowed to graze their cattle across the country. It has been established that many herdsmen who are involved in clashes in Nigerian villages were not

No link between IS and Boko Haram – U.S

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           United States officials on Thursday said “there is no evidence that Boko Haram has received significant operational support or financing from Islamic State (IS). An official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in Washington, said more than a year after the

Judge In Cases Against Nyako, Saraki, Ekweremadu, Others Dies

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Justice Steven Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja The number of judges of the Federal High Court dropped by one Wednesday with the death of Justice Steven Evoh Chukwu of the court’s Abuja division. The judge, who was said to have died early Wednesday in an hospital in Garki, Abuja, had been

Full list of ambassadorial nominees sent by President Buhari to Senate

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a list of 47 new ambassadors to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation. This was announced by the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, during the sitting of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday. Here is the full list of names with their state of origin

British monarch to honour 4 Nigerians with Queen’s Young Leaders Award

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Queen Elizabeth of England will present a Queen’s Young Leaders Award to four exceptional young people from Nigeria at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday 23rd June. As the Commonwealth celebrates The Queen’s 90th birthday, this year’s Award winners, including Olanrewaju Adeloye, Aladipupo Ajiroba and Olumide Femi Makanjuola, all aged between 18 and 29

Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic nominee for US President in landmark intervention

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Eight years after his own battle with Mrs Clinton, the President broke his silence only after she won enough support for the nomination Barack Obama has endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton in a landmark intervention in her race to be US President. Eight years after his own battle with Mrs Clinton for the White House, the President threw his weight behind her only after she won enough support to be named the presumptive nominee and face

Bill to reduce age qualification of political candidates to 30 years passes second reading in House of Reps

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The House Of Representative The second reading of a Bill by the House of Representatives seeking to reduce the age qualifications for interested candidates to contest for the positions of President, governor and senator in the country to 30 years, passed second reading yesterday June 8th. The bill also seeks to reduce the age qualifications to contest for the House of Representatives and

30+ Amazing Facts That You Will Hardly Belive It's True

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   There are a lot of things in this world, even within us that we never count on but on their own, really count. Here are well Researched fact  by NIS that will leave your mouth open. To me these facts are funny and unbelievable, and i know you will also have your own view on it They are here bellow: If you keep a Goldfish in the dark room, it will eventually turn white. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

10 fascinating facts about different countries that are almost too strange to be true

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Even the most knowledgeable global citizen is bound to be surprised by some of these strange facts about different countries around the world. With 196 countries dotting the globe — each possessing their own unique cultures, customs and constitutions — some regions are bound to foster a few quirky local traditions. Here are 10 of the most bizarre things found in countries around the world:   1. In Japan, you can hire a handsome man to watch sappy movies with you and wipe away your tears. In Japan, people can h

FG Commences Recruitment Of 500,000 Unemployed Graduates For Teaching Jobs

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In what is the first roll-out of its N500b social investment programmes, the Buhari presidency will start taking applications online for positions in the 500,000 direct teacher jobs scheme, through an internet portal named npower.gov.ng. While the portal would be live on Saturday June 11, applications are expected to start coming in on June 12, the beginning of next week. Young unemployed Nigerians are advised to visit the

Keshi’s family to conduct autopsy to ascertain cause of death

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Late Coach Stephen Keshi Thw family of late  former coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi yesterday said  they will ensure that a proper autopsy is conducted to ascertain the  cause of death of the former Eagles Defender.  Meanwhile, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state expressed shocked over  the sudden date of

Foreign refineries to stop buying Nigeria’s crude oil as militants rebuff dialogue

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Niger Delta Avengers,  NDA, yesterday, scuttled the hope of early resolution of the current  spate of bombings in the Niger Delta, as it did not only reject the  window created for dialogue by the Federal Government, but also blew up  another Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, crude oil pipeline in Delta State. This came on a day indications emerged that Nigeria’s crude oil export may drop further in the days

New Militant Group Demand 60% Oil Blocs and Pipeline Surveillance Contracts

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A new militant group, Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta, has emerged with a threat to continue to attack oil and gas facilities across the Niger Delta region unless the Nigerian government agreed to award 60 per cent oil blocs, and

Governor El-Rufai orders arrest of attackers on a christain

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Nasir El-Rufai, Executive Govonor of Kaduna State – Governor El-Rufai has said he will not tolerate religious violence in the state – He ordered the police to arrest some youths who stabbed a christian in a canteen – The governor visited the victim in the hospital where he is receiving treatment

Buhari Plans To Islamise Nigeria

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President Muhammed Buhari has been accused of trying to islamise Nigeria through the adoption of policies that negate the secular nature of the country Some Nigerians have raised concerns that there is an attempt by the present administration to Islamize Nigeria in violation of the secular nature of the country. These concerns were recently expressed by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) which alleged