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Truck crushes nursing mother, baby to death in Ogun

A yet to be identified nursing mother of a three-month-old baby was on Saturday killed by a Mercedes Benz truck in Orile lmo junction along, Abeokuta Siun-Sagamu interchange expressway. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi who is the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, saying the accident was caused by speeding and ...

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Police says female bombers died in failed attack on Maiduguri

The Police in Borno on Saturday said two female suicide bombers were killed when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri. A statement issued and signed by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, said eight people sustained injuries in the incident. Victor said that the incident ...

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Plateau United win first league title

Plateau United FC of Jos win 2016/2017 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), their first-ever win, after amassing 66 points from 38 matches. Details later…

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Auto crash claims 19 lives in Kano

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 19 persons have died in a ghastly motor accident along Kano – Katsina Road. The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Sector Command in the state, Mr Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, disclosed this to newsmen in Kano on Saturday, saying the incident occurred near Lambun Garban Bichi, on the outskirts of Bichi town, around 8:30 ...

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Kante scores winner as Chelsea beats Leicester 2: 1

New signing, N’Golo Kante gave his former club another reason not to have sold him as defending English Premier League champion Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1 on Saturday. Talk before the match focused on another former Leicester player Danny Drinkwater — who stayed on the Chelsea bench but it was Kante who made the difference at King Power Stadium. Kante, Drinkwater’s ...

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Arsenal shakes Anfield’s defeat, beat Bournemouth 3-0

Arsenal bounced back from a terrible performance at Anfield against Liverpool by beating a unimpressive Bournemouth 3-0 in a routine win. Arsenal were never put under much of a threat from Eddie Howe’s side, and controlled the game throughout. Arsenal fielded their strongest side of the year, which featured an actual left back playing at left back and an actual right back ...

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Ten man Liverpool lose to Man City as Jesus’ brace seal win for ‘the citizens’

Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City crushed Liverpool 5-0 in the English Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Of course, it was going to end up this way with the visitors forced to play the second half down to 10 men for about 53 minutes. The result sends City, temporarily at least, to the top ...

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Nigeria overpower Cote d’Ivoire in Afrobasket tournament

Basketball fans on Saturday commended Nigeria’s D’Tigers for their narrow defeat of Cote d’Ivoire, 78-77 in the 2017 Tunisia-Senegal FIBA Afrobasket men’s Championship that dunked off on Sept. 8. D’Tigres, the competition’s defending champions were made to work their socks off by the Ivoirians, who are no push-over in the men’s basketball terrain. Team Captain, Ike Diogu proved his worth ...

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Social media abuzz 24 hours after Don Williams’

In less than 24 hours, the news of the death of country music ace, 78-year-old Don Williams, has shattered the social media, recording more than 60 million tweets. Notable among celebrities that are mourning the award winning country singer is Kenny Rogers, who tweeted: “Sending my sincere and heartfelt prayers to the families & friends of Don Williams’’. A statement ...

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Adebayo Faleti buried in Oyo country home

The late cultural icon, Adebayo Faleti, was buried in his Agboye Village, Oyo State, on Friday. The interment was preceded by a funeral service held at the First Baptist Church, Oyo. Eminent personalities at the event included Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, a retired Archbishop of the Methodist Church, Rt. Rev. Ayo Ladigbolu, Nollywood actors, government functionaries, theatre practitioners, youth groups ...

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