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I dance so well to enjoy myself – Senator Adeleke

Senator Ademola Adeleke representing Osun West in the Nigerian Senate has said that dancing is part of him and that he enjoyed dancing. The Senator whose dancing video went viral and gained him more popularity spoke in an interview in Abuja on Thursday. The interview was published on the official Twitter handle of the Nigerian Senate @NGRSenate by Bamikole Omishore, Special Adviser ...

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Akeredolu’s Wife Unveils Summer Tennis Clinic for Ondo School Children

The wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has unveiled Summer Tennis Clinic for the Children of Primary and Secondary Schools in the State. In a Statement released on Thursday by the Organizing Committee of the event in Akure, the State Capital, the Tennis Clinic is essentially conceived to integrate sports and education in a sustainable social forum. The ...

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Supporters allege plot to assassinate Zakzaky

Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi’ites on Wednesday raised the alarm over alleged plot to assassinate its embattled leader, Sheik Ibraheem Zakzaky by yet to be identified people. The movement in a press statement issued by its spokesman, Ibrahim Musa said the plot to kill Zakzaky was disclosed to the Movement by a reliable source. According to ...

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Army intercept wives, children of Boko Haram terrorists

The Army said on Wednesday that it had intercepted 37 people suspected to be wives and children of Boko Haram terrorists after they escaped from the insurgents’ custody. A statement issued by Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Army Spokesman, said that 30 of the escapees were intercepted on Tuesday at Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe. Usman said that they comprised ...

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Police dock two Islamic tutors in Lagos for raping teenagers

Two Islamic group tutors, Kamaledeen Alade and Hammed Adebayo — who allegedly gang-raped two girls, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, were on Wednesday docked in Lagos. ‎Alade, 32, and Adebayo 27, whose addresses were not provided, pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge of conspiracy, rape, sexual penetration and application of charm, at a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court. ‎The prosecutor, ...

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Ex Zambian president, Kaunda 93 hospitalised

Zambia’s first President Kenneth Kaunda was on Wednesday admitted to a hospital in Lusaka, the country’s capital, the government said. Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said the 93-year-old Kaunda was admitted at the University Teaching Hospital on Tuesday evening for minor complications. He said the former president’s condition was stable after doctors conducted checkups on him and that he may ...

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We’ll shock APC in Lagos LG poll, says Accord Party chairman

The Chairman of Lagos State chapter of the Accord Party, Mr Gbenga Kool has expressed confidence that the party is set to spring surprises in Saturday’s local government council polls. Kool told the newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday that the support for the party in the different parts of the state ahead of the elections had been tremendous. He said ...

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LG poll: Lagos extends restriction by 2 hours

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced a slight extension of the restriction of movement during the council election period in the state on Saturday, saying it would now be between 7 am and 3pm. The State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, said in a statement that the extension was to allow for a smooth conduct of ...

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Alimi, late Lagos lawmaker buried amidst tears

Tears flowed freely at the Victoria Vaults and Gardens Cemetery, Ahoyaya, Lagos, on Wednesday as a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Kazeem Alimi, who died on Tuesday, was buried. Friends and sympathisers wore long faces, with many bursting into tears as the remains of the late lawmaker were lowered into the grave at 2:32pm. Alimi, an ...

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9mobile unveils new brand logo, website in Lagos

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), previously trading as ‘Etisalat Nigeria’ on Wednesday officially unveiled its new brand identity, 9mobile, with a new logo and website. The Chief Executive Officer of 9mobile, Mr Boye Olusanya, said at a news conference in Lagos that the new logo was in conformity with the new name. Olusanya said that with the migration to ...

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