Gunmen abduct Kogi traditional ruler, demand N20m ransom

Some unknown gunmen have abducted a traditional ruler in Kogi, a family source said in Lokoja on Sunday. The monarch, whose name was given as Alhaji Isah Achuja, the Ohi of Ajaokuta, was returning from Lokoja, the state capital, on

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Oyo NUJ wants media salary structure for journalists

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council, has again called for the implementation of a Media Salary Structure (MSS) for Journalists in government and private establishments. It made the call in a statement signed by its Secretary, Mr

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Ighalo Struggles, Kane Equals Henry Record As Spurs Bash Watford

Harry Kane fired a brace on his 100th English Premier League appearance as Tottenham Hotspur beat fellow Londoners Watford 4-1 at Vicarage Road on Sunday. It was the fourth win in a row for Mauricio Pocchettino’s men. Tottenham were on

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Giroud Stunner, Iwobi Goal Fire Arsenal Past Palace

Nigeria winger Alex Iwobi and Olivier Giroud were on target as Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to move up to third in the English Premier League. Arsene Wenger’s men who were without key duo

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2017 Budget: We’ll work toward speedy passage, but … – Gbajabiamila

Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, the Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, on Sunday said that the nation’s lawmakers would work toward speedy passage of the 2017 budget, but would not sacrifice thoroughness in doing so. Gbajabiamila spoke with newsmen in

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2017: Aregbesola, Dickson, others call for hard work, patience

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, on Sunday, called on Nigerians to embrace hard work to earn money and create wealth, as dependency on oil revenue was no longer visible. He made the call in his 2017 New Year broadcast to

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FCT Minister felicitates with residents on New Year

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has congratulated residents of the Federal Capital Territory as the world celebrates the New Year 2017. In a statement by the minister’s Chief Press Secretary, Hazat Sule on Sunday in Abuja, Bello prayed that

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Nollywood stars protest plans to regulate film industry

The hearing on a bill for an act to repeal the Nigerian Film Corporation Act, Cap N109, laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, and re-enact the Nigerian Film Commission Act 2016, to regulate the film industry in Nigeria, recently

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President is too old, he needs to give way to a younger man – Bishop Okah

Bishop Simeon Okah, the principal patriarch of the Flock of Christ Mission, Enerhen-Effurun, Delta State, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to forget about contesting in 2019. Bishop Okah claimed that the president is already too old to pilot the affairs

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In Nigeria only one of four billionaires got richer- Forbes

Exactly half of Africa’s 20 billionaires got richer in 2016. In Nigeria, meanwhile, only one of four billionaires got richer this year. The continent’s biggest gainer — in both dollar and percentage terms – is Nigerian oil and telecom tycoon Mike

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