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Youth, 3 others sentenced to death for stealing bike

An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a 19-year-old man, Samuel Job, and three other persons to death by hanging for conspiracy and armed robbery, according to informationng.com. Justice Olubunmi Ayoola, in a judgment delivered in Osogbo

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Controversy as Oba of Lagos reportedly snubs Ooni of Ife in public

Rilwan Akiolu, Oba of Lagos, recently embarrassed Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the ooni of Ife, at the world conference of Banking Institutes hosted by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) media reports indicate. The viral video shows the Ooni of

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Obiano delivers new fighting fire engines

  By Kingsley Ezekwelu  The Anambra state governor, Dr Willie Obiano has formally handed over the newly procured three(3)sophisticated fire-fighting trucks, all fitted with modern technological facilities/gadgets to the State Fire Service, at the governor’s Lodge, Amawbia. The unique traits about

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EDITORIAL: There are more ‘Babachirs’, ‘Okes’ in Buhari’s government

Over the past few days, there have been commendations in different quarters over the suspension of the embattled Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF) Babachir David Lawal and the boss of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Ambassador Ayodele

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Sunshine Stars hook Eguavoen as coach

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Sunshine Stars have appointed Austin Eguavoen as their head coach for the rest of the season. The Akure Gunners had wanted Eguavoen on a long-term deal but ended up reaching an agreement to manage

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Chelsea: Tottenham will feel the pressure – Eden Hazard & Gary Cahill

Tottenham will be feeling the heat after Chelsea beat Southampton 4-2 to edge closer to the Premier League title, say Blues goalscorers Eden Hazard and Gary Cahill. The win put Antonio Conte’s team seven points ahead of second-placed Spurs, who

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Serena Williams: World number two revealed pregnancy news by accident

Serena Williams says she revealed her pregnancy by accident, after mistakenly uploading a photograph on Snapchat. The 23-time Grand Slam winner posted a picture on the social media app, posing in a mirror with the message: “20 weeks”, before deleting

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Why piles of cash keep turning up in Nigeria

Nigerians have been shocked and bemused after huge piles of cash have been unearthed in various parts of the country in recent months. Journalist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at what is going on. In February, $9.2m and £750,000

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Stephanie Otobo releases gospel music video titled ‘I depend on You’

Stephanie Otobo, who recently filed a $5m lawsuit against clergyman Apostle Johnson Suleman, in Canada, has released a gospel music video titled ‘I depend on you’. The Canadian based lady made news after she was arrested and detained in a Lagos

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UN wants probe into killing of blogger Yameen Rasheed

The United Nations has called for an immediate investigation into the killing of a liberal blogger in the Maldives, calling on the government to ensure the safety of dissidents in the troubled honeymoon destination. On Monday, the High Commissioner for

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