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LASEMA confirms suicide of unknown resident in Lagos lagoon

A yet to be identified person has reportedly jumped into the Lagos Lagoon from the Lekki Toll Gate bridge at about 9.58 a.m. Confirming the development to newsmen in Lagos on Friday, General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, said the agency received the distress call from the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) officials regarding the incident. ...

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England want friendly against Nigeria ahead of World Cup

Management of English national football team has approached ‎Nigeria for a friendly game sometimes around next year as part of their preparations for the World Cup in Russia. According to an online sports news blog, the reason for the move might not be unconnected with the possibilities of drawing another African nation this time around as they are in Pot ...

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Atletico nabs Falcon’s forward, Ordega from Washington Spirit

Atletico de Madrid Femenino strengthens its offensive line with Francisca Ordega, who arrives from the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League. The 24-year-old Nigerian footballer is on the front line and will wear our jersey until next March when she will start a new edition of the American competition. After successfully completing the relevant medical examination, Francisca Ordega ...

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My father-in-law shares bed with us, wife tells court

A 22-year-old housewife, Rashidat Adewuyi, told an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday that her father-in-law slept on the same bed with her and her husband whenever he visited them. Rashidat made the statement on Friday when she testified in a divorce petition filed by her husband, Lukman Adewuyi. She said her marriage of two years with Lukman had ...

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Nigeria must borrow responsibly – Shehu Sani

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Shehu Sani, says if Nigeria must borrow, it must borrow responsibly. Sani gave the advice in a meeting with the Ministers of Transportation; Finance; Budget and National Planning and Power, Works and Housing on Thursday in Abuja. The meeting was in connection with President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request of 5.5 ...

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Police dock Lagos housemaid for stealing N3.5m employer’s jewelry

The police have arraigned 18-year-old house keeper, Patience Ejebong before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over theft of her employer’s jewelleries worth N3.5 million. Ejebong was arraigned alongside an alleged accomplice, Timothy Uteng, 31, on two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecuting officer, Sgt. Samuel Mishozunnu, told the court that the defendants and others at large committed ...

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Buhari lauds ex-vice president, Ekwueme at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to a former Vice President of the country, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme 85 years on Saturday. In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on Friday Buhari lauded Ekwueme whom he described as an elder-statesman for his thirst for learning. The statement also extolled the ...

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Graft: ‘How Dasuki diverted N1.4bn for national prayer’

A witness of the Econonic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Michael Adariku on Thursday told an Abuja High Court how N1.4 billion security vote from the office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) was diverted. Adariku, an officer of EFCC, made this known when he testified in the trial of Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser to former ...

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Reps leader, Gbajabiamila teaches Lagos school pupils

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday in Lagos took to teaching, taking Senior Secondary 3 students in some schools in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency through some subjects. The lawmaker taught the students topics in Economics at Gbaja Girls High School, New Era Girls Secondary School and Onitolo High School. Gbajabiamila told newsmen ...

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Jonathan receives Adeniran, says PDP needs a democratic chairman

Former President Goodluck Jonathan said Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must do the right thing at its December convention by electing courageous chairman that would run the party democratically. Jonathan stated this when he received one of the party’s national chairmanship aspirants, Professor Tunde Adeniran, in his office in Abuja. He said that as an opposition party, PDP needed a competent, ...

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