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    Sports EPL: Real reason Chelsea failed to sign Mbappe revealed – Daily Post Nigeria

    Former Chelsea scout, Daniel Boga, has claimed that Kylian Mbappe’s mother pulled the plug on the player’s possible move to the Premier League club in 2012. Mbappe trained with the Blues for a week as a 13-year-old and played in a junior fixture, impressing coaches with his … read more via...
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    Sports Celtics’ Jabari Bird Strangled Girlfriend 12 Times, Prosecutors Say –

    Celtics guard Jabari Bird choked out his girlfriend so badly during a Sept. 7 incident that she lost consciousness … according to prosecutors. … read more via – Get More Nigeria Sports News
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    Metro Flood destroys 175 houses, renders 3,000 homeless in Cross River –SEMA – Punch Newspapers

    Massive flooding has destroyed more than 175 houses, rendered at least 3,000 people homeless in Cross River, according to Mr John Inaku, Director-General of State Emergency Management Agency. Inaku gave the update on the flood situation in the state on Thursday in an interview with the News...
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    Metro Oyo Partners Private Organisation In Space Management – Leadership Newspaper

    Oyo State government, through the state Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, in partnership with some private organisations, on Thursday kicked off the Management of Open Spaces (MOPS) scheme. The scheme, which began with a stakeholder’s forum organised at the Western Hall, State...
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    Metro Disregard IPOB sit-at-home order, Police tells Enugu residents – Premium Times Nigeria

    The police command in Enugu State on Thursday, said the recent sit-at-home order by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) should be disregarded and urged residents to go about their normal businesses. The Commissioner of police in the state, Mohammed Danmallam, said this in …...
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    Metro Floods In Gombe Kill 9, Destroy Over 200 Houses – Official – Leadership Newspaper

    Nine people lost their lives while over 200 houses were destroyed and numerous farm lands washed out by flood in Gombe between May and August, an official has said. Mrs Lamis Benjamin, Deputy Director, Rescue and Rehabilitation, Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), disclosed this to...
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    Politics Population Growth: Nigeria needs to avoid `time-bomb’ – Osinbajo – Premium Times Nigeria

    Nigeria must urgently build an economy that will support its fast growing population in order to avoid a `time bomb scenario’, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said. Mr Osinbajo made this submission in his address at the ‘Religious Leaders Consultative Forum on Harnessing Demographic Dividend...
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    Politics Imo 2019: Madumere dares Okorocha, submits APC nomination form – Premium Times Nigeria

    The controversially removed deputy governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere, has submitted his nomination form to contest the governorship seat of Imo on the platform of the governing party, APC. Mr Madumere was controversially removed from the office by Imo lawmakers, a matter which is … Read...
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    Politics Senator wants motion seeking Saraki’s imprisonment served through media – Premium Times Nigeria

    Despite the order for a substituted service of contempt proceedings on Senate President, Bukola Saraki, over the suspension of a senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, the senator has approached the court with another application. Mr Omo-Agege wants the court to allow him serve Mr Saraki and the … Read...
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    Politics Osun releases N19.8 billion to settle workers’ salary, pension arrears – Premium Times Nigeria

    The Osun State Government says it has released N19.8‎ billion for the settlement of salary and pension arrears owed all categories of workers in the state. Bola Oyebamiji, the state Commissioner for Finance, announced this at a news conference on Thursday in Osogbo, the state … Read more...
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    Business 162.52m Subscribers Active On Voice Calls In Q2 – NBS – Leadership Newspaper

    National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said 162.52 million subscribers were active on voice calls in the second quarter as against 149.31 million recorded in the first quarter. The NBS disclosed this in its “Telecoms Data: Active Voice and Internet per State, Porting and Tariff Information (Q2...
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    Business NSE: Investors trade 173.55 million shares worth N3.71 billion – Premium Times Nigeria

    A total of 173.55 million shares valued at N3.71 billion were traded in 3,082 deals on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday. These were against the 246.91 million shares worth N6.930 billion traded in 3,912 deals on Wednesday, representing 29.711 per cent decrease in … Read more...
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    Politics NYSC Certificate Saga: Court Slates October 8 To Hear Suit Against Adeosun - Vanguard News

    The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed October 8 to hear a suit asking it to sack the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, from office for not possessing a valid discharge certificate issued by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. READ MORE HERE
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    Metro Court Dissolves Marriage Over Religious Difference Between Couple In Oyo – Tori News

    A marriage has crashed after a man dragged his wife to court for refusing to fulfill a religious ritual.... Read more via Tori News – Get More Nigeria Metro News
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    Metro Anti-Buhari protester who climbed Mast in Abuja, descends – Laila’s Blog

    An Anti-Buhari protester, Mr. Nurudeen Lliyasu, 28, who climbed a telecommunication mast in Abuja, to protest the poor economy in the country, has descended. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the man was seen on top of the mast at about noon on Wednesday … Read more via Nigeria News |...
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    Politics 2019: Mimiko explains why he joined presidential race – Daily Post Nigeria

    Former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Thursday, explained why he joined the presidential race on the platform of the Labour Party in the 2019 general elections. His declaration speech was entitled “Because We Care”. According to him, “There comes a moment in the life … Read...
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    Politics 2019: I will do greater things as PDP governor – Ortom assures Benue people – Daily Post Nigeria

    The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Thursday assured people of the state that his administration was committed to taking the state to “greater heights of development.” This was disclosed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Tever Akase, at PDP state secretariat in Makurdi, the state...
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    Politics Your Courage Is Exceptional, Osinbajo Praises Young Aspirants – Channels Television

    The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has commended young aspirants for their desire to contribute to nation building in their various constituencies through active politics. Osinbajo said this on Wednesday night during a meeting with young aspirants under the All Progressives Congress...
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    Politics 2019: Okowa Confident Of ‘Smooth Victory’ For PDP – Channels Television

    The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, is confident that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would have a smooth victory in the state’s governorship election in 2019. Okowa stated this on Wednesday during a mega political rally in Ughelli area of the state where some members of the All ...
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    Politics Obasanjo Decries Poverty Rate In Nigeria, Tackles FG – Channels Television

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticized the Federal Government for the recent ranking of the country as the poorest in the world. While addressing the Lagos State chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) executive members in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, Obasanjo said the...