Monthly Archives: August 2018

Modric Crowned UEFA Player Of The Year

Real Madrid and Croatia star Luka Modric on Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year in Monaco, beating his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the prize. “I’m very happy to receive this great prize. I have worked hard for this, to get to the highest point possible,” said Modric, who starred in the ...

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Ambode Unveils Ultra Modern Ferry Terminal, Multi-Level Car Park

…says water transport sector reforms on course Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday commissioned an ultra modern Ferry Terminal and the Headquarters of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) in Falomo area of the State, restating that no efforts would be spared to harness the potentials of water transport sector for the overall benefit of residents. The Governor, ...

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Buhari To Meet President Jinping In China

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday depart for Beijing, China, to participate in the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) scheduled to hold between Sept. 3 and Sept. 4. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. Shehu said the president’s first engagement in ...

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NAPTIP Arrests Pastor For Raping Minors

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has arrested a 43-year-old pastor and two others for allegedly raping minors in Abuja. The NAPTIP Director of Investigation and Monitoring, Mr Josiah Emerole, disclosed this while addressing a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. Emerole explained that the pastor, (name withheld), hailed from Ondo state and ...

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Saraki’s Declaration Sparks Controversy, As Tambuwal Squares Up To Him

The Not-Too-Young-To-Run movement, the platform on which Senate President Bukola Saraki announced his intention to run for presidency, has disowned its affiliation with the 55-year-old politician. According to a statement by the group signed by one of the Conveners, Mr Samson Itodo, the movement was displeased with Saraki’s action. Saraki on Thursday used the platform provided by the forum to ...

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2019: Saraki Officially Declares For President (Video)

The President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki has officially declared to run for President in the 2019 General Elections. Saraki made the declaration on Thursday, while meeting with young Nigerians who want to run for office in 2019 under the NotTooYoungToRun Act that was passed by the National Assemly and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said: “I ...

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How Young Nigerians Opened Innovation Hubs, Start-Ups During Recession, By Osinbajo

In line with its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan to boost job creation and the economy, the Buhari administration will continue to create the right environment for the growth of technology companies, startups, and for innovation to thrive, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo said this on Wednesday during his visit to Ventures Platform Hub, Abuja, alongside ...

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The Catholic Church Made Me What I Am Now, Says Ibuzo   

… bags award for genuine philanthropy, magnanimity   Raymond Ozoji, Awka The vicissitude of life is for only those who can take heart. The firewood of this world is for only those who can fetch it. That is why not all can gather it. Faith they say is belief in unseen reality.The road to crescendo is full of thorns but the ...

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Agency Calls For Identification, Accreditation Of Masqueraders In Igbo Festivals 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Following the sudden death of a middle aged man during the just concluded Nnewi Afiolu masquerade festival, the Public Complaints Commission has called for proper identification and accreditation of masqueraders in subsequent Afiolu and other Igbo  masquerade festivals  to forestall incidents of bloodshed and deaths resulting from such occasions. The call was made by prince  Sam Ben ...

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Igbo Culture Not Diabolical, Says Bishop Ezeokafor  

… celebrates new yam festival  Raymond Ozoji, Awka Awka Diocesan priests, religious, 2017/2018 out-going and 2018/2019 in-coming Episcopal household recently filed out at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral’s refectory to witness the celebration of Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor’s annual iwaji (new yam) festival. The visibly elated priests came in their numbers and adorned all manner of traditional attire. Speaking immediately after cutting ...

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