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  1. Nigeria Entertainment News

    Entertainment Lionel Messi edges out Cristiano Ronaldo to head Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes – BBC Sport

    Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is the world’s highest paid athlete, earning $127m (£99.8m) in the past 12 months, according to the Forbes top 100 ranking. Juventus’s Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is second on $109m (£85.6m) with Paris St-Germain’s … via BBC Sport –...
  2. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Ahmed Wase declared House deputy speaker – Premium Times Nigeria

    Ahmed Wase from Plateau State has been declared the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives. Mr Wase emerged unopposed after he was nominated for the office by Sada Soli from Katsina State.... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria – Get More Nigeria Political News
  3. Nigeria Political News

    Politics What Ahmed Lawan said after emerging Nigeria’s Senate President – Daily Post Nigeria

    The newly elected President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, says he will be fair to his colleagues irrespective of political, ethnic or religious affiliation. He said this while delivering his remarks at the end.... Read more via Daily Post Nigeria – Get More Nigeria...
  4. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Senators react to emergence of Ahmed Lawan, Ovie Omo-Agege as senate president, deputy – TODAY.NG

    Reactions have trailed the emergence of senators Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege on Tuesday as President of the Senate and Deputy President of the Senate. Newsmen report that Lawan (APC-Yobe) emerged president of the 9th Senate after defeating his only contender, Sen. Ali Ndume with 79 votes...
  5. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Buhari’s government is driving Nigeria towards disaster and instability — Obasanjo – Linda Ikeji’s Blog

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the President Buhari-led government is driving Nigeria towards “disaster and instability”. Obasanjo said this in an exclusive interview with Premium Times at his Ibogun Olaogun ancestral home in Ifo … Read more via Linda Ikeji’s Blog –...
  6. Nigeria Political News

    Politics INEC issues Rochas Okorocha Certificate of Return – TODAY.NG

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued Certificate of Return to ex-Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha. A Federal High Court in Abuja last Friday directed the commission to issue the former governor the certificate. The commission obeyed the directive after its...
  7. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Femi Gbajabiamila: Profile of new Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives – Daily Post Nigeria

    Femi Gbajabiamila, representing Surulere I federal constituency in Lagos, on Tuesday, emerged the 9th Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives. He floored his main challenger who represents Chanchaga Federal Constituency, Umar Mohammed Bago.... Read more via Daily Post Nigeria –...
  8. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Buhari reacts to emergence of Lawan, Gbajabiamila as Senate President, Speaker – Daily Post Nigeria

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly. This was contained in a statement Tuesday evening by his spokesman, Femi Adesina. Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, both annointed candidates of the ruling All Progressives...
  9. Nigeria Political News

    Politics Gbaja elected house of reps speaker – TheCable

    Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader in the 8th house of representatives, has been elected speaker. The choice candidate of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 281 votes to defeat Mohammed Bago, still of the APC, who had 76 votes.... Read more via TheCable –...
  10. Nigeria World News

    World Leaked documents reveal Russian effort to exert influence in Africa – The Guardian

    Russia is seeking to bolster its presence in at least 13 countries across Africa by building relations with existing rulers, striking military deals, and grooming a new generation of “leaders” and undercover “agents”, leaked documents reveal..... Read more via The Guardian –...
  11. Nigeria World News

    World Mum ‘faked having cancer to dupe people out of £45,000 on gofundme’ – Metro

    A mum has denied faking she had ovarian cancer so she could get money. Nicole Elkabbass, 40, is accused of lying to people on gofundme so she could receive pledges worth £45,000. She allegedly said she needed … Read more via Metro – Get more World News
  12. Nigeria World News

    World Former NFL Player Kellen Winslow, Jr. Found Guilty of Raping a 58-Year-Old Homeless Woman –

    Former NFL player Kellen Winslow, Jr., raped a 58-year-old homeless woman a San Diego court ruled Monday. The woman, identified in court as Jane Doe 2, testified that she was familiar with Winslow Jr., 35, who had given her food and money in the past, according to The Washington … Read more...
  13. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro “Missing” JAMB Money: Court grants four officials bail – Premium Times Nigeria

    A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama on Tuesday granted four officials of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) bail in the sums of N25 million, N20 million, and N6 million.... Read more via Premium Times Nigeria – Get More Nigeria Metro...
  14. Nigeria Political News

    Politics I have made my point – Ekweremadu, congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege – Daily Post Nigeria

    Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the newly elected presiding officers of the 9th Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege on their elections.... Read more via Daily Post Nigeria – Get More Nigeria Political News
  15. Nigeria Political News

    Politics President Buhari: Eight ways I’ll fight corruption in second term – TODAY.NG

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday listed eight priorities he will give more attention to give his anti-corruption agenda a big bite in the next four years..... Read more via TODAY.NG – Get More Nigeria Political News
  16. Nigeria Sports News

    Sports Chelsea To Meet Lampard For Managerial Role – Leadership Newspaper

    The Blues continue to progress talks over a legend returning to manage the club but not all of their options want the job Chelsea want to meet with Frank Lampard to discuss the manager’s role at Stamford Bridge as Juventus prepare to announce the appointment of… Read more via Leadership...
  17. Nigeria Metro News

    Metro Cybercrimes Act will be amended, says FG – Vanguard News

    The Federal Government has stated that the Federal Ministry of Justice is committed to pursuing the amendment of the Cybercrimes Act, which many lawyers, journalists and.... Read more via Vanguard News – Get More Nigeria Metro News
  18. Nigeria World News

    World Liquidity crisis forces Air Namibia to alter flight operations – Ventures Africa

    Air Namibia is being forced to scale down on regional and domestic routes due to a liquidity crisis that stems from an ongoing court case against the now-defunct Belgian carrier, Challenge Air. The legal tussle with the liquidated European-based airline, which is demanding N$400 million...
  19. Nigeria World News

    World Huawei’s New OS Could Launch in Q3 – TechMoran

    Huawei confirms it has built its own operating system just in case US tensions disrupt use of Google’s Android Unfortunately or fortunately, being put on a U.S. Department of Commerce blacklist has a way of forcing a company’s hands. Huawei could reportedly introduce a new operating system...
  20. Nigeria Business News

    Business Nigeria’s Untapped Shea Butter Can Yield $2bn Annually – Director – Leadership Newspaper

    The Nigeria Agribusiness Register Networking (AgNet), a business outfits says the country`s untapped shea butter is capable of yielding two billion dollars about N721 trillion annually. Mr Roland Oroh, the Managing Director of AgNet, made the disclosure at a press conference on Tuesday in...