Nigeria

AFCON same level with Euros, Copa America – Troost-Ekong

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:05

The Africa Cup of Nations should “100 per cent be more respected”, says Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong. The Watford centre-back said seeing Premier League players being asked if they would honour their national call-ups had been “difficult”. The 28-year-old is one of five Premier League players representing Nigeria in Cameroon and is set to make…


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Cameroon to face B’Faso in AFCON opener

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:02

The 60,000 capacity Olembe Stadium, in Yaoundé, is set to be agog as hosts Cameroon take on Burkina Faso in the opening game of the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday (today). Originally billed to take place in 2021, the competition was pushed back to 2022 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19…


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It’s disturbing suspected kidnapper said my father likely beheaded –Son of abducted Anambra monarch

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:53

The traditional ruler of Ogwaniocha community in the Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Oliver Nnaji, was recently abducted by some gunmen who stormed his palace. A son of the traditional ruler, Oliver, speaks to IKENNA OBIANERI about efforts to rescue him and the rumour of his death When was your father abducted?…


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How my brother, six other Osun partygoers died mysteriously after drinking alchoholic mixture, skushies –Family member

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:49

A 30-year-old Osun-born tiler, Saheed Adeleke, and seven of his friends died in mysterious circumstances after taking an alcohol mixture known as skushies. Ismail, Saheed’s brother, 31, tells GODFREY GEORGE he suspects foul play in their deaths Briefly tell us about yourself. My name is Ismail Adeleke. I am 31 years old. I am from…


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Key ICT issues explored in 2021 (II)

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:45

So far, 2022 is shaping up to be another interesting year, not unlike its predecessor. This year has welcomed another new variant of the Coronavirus, which scientists have named IHU. Although it has yet to be spotted in other countries apart from France, if previous variants are any indication, I do not think the world…


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Eniola Badmus partners firm to ‘feed the needy’

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:42

Rite Foods Limited, a manufacturer of carbonated soft drinks, sausages and energy drinks, has restated its commitment to corporate philanthropy with its sponsorship of actress, Eniola Badmus’ ‘Feeds the Needy’ initiative on New Year’s day in Lagos. The ‘Feeds the Needy’ initiative has been running since January 1, 2019, and the latest edition witnessed the…


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I wrote my first song at age of six — OB

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:35

A 17-year old singer, Oboghene Ezaga, aka OB, has said he wrote his first song at the age of six. Revealing how his musical journey began, he told Sunday Scoop, “I grew up in a musically-inclined household. Everyone on my mum’s side as well as my dad sing. A lot of nineties RnB, gospel and…


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National Assembly leadership behind 2022 budget padding, aggrieved lawmakers say

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:30

Another budget padding scandal is quietly rocking the National Assembly following complaints by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), before signing the 2022 Appropriation Bill into law penultimate Friday. Some members across the two chambers, who were visibly angry about the development, told Sunday PUNCH on record that members were not carried along on…


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Fans lament lateness of entertainers to concerts

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:25

Many of the concerts held in the country in December 2021 were undoubtedly blighted by the lateness of many artistes, some of whom were headliners of those shows. Citing how the same singers usually showed up on time to perform at concerts in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and other European countries,…


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BBN platform, not beauty, got me endorsement deals – Princess

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:25

A former Big Brother Naija housemate, Princess, has said that the platform the reality show gave her got her endorsement deals, and not her beauty. On whether her beauty was a factor in her getting endorsement deals after the show, Princess said, “Certainly not. Big Brother gave me a platform and getting deals is one…


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South-West PDP leaders tackle Aliyu over presidential ticket comment

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:21

•Ignore him, he doesn’t speak for us –Party Prominent Peoples Democratic Party leaders in the South-West have faulted claims by ex-Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, that the party had zoned the 2023 presidential ticket to the North. The former governor said on Friday when members of the Atiku Support Organisation visited him in Minna that…


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Being criticised for dressing like a woman doesn’t move me –Zicsaloma

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:21

Instagram comedian, Isaac Aloma, aka Zicsaloma, says he is not moved by the criticisms he gets for acting like a woman. Speaking in an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said, “Everyone can’t like what one does. People criticise for different reasons; most of which do not matter to me. I am making my fans happy…


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Nobody can bully me, says Okon Lagos

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:18

Actor, Ime Umoh, aka Okon Lagos, has said that though there are also bullies in Nollywood, nobody can bully him. He told Sunday Scoop, “There are bullies everywhere. However, the one that happens in my industry makes the news because the people involved are famous. “However, nobody can bully me because I am a mentally…


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Lecturers guilty of sexual harassment must be punished– Prof Florence Obi Vice-Chancellor, UNICAL

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:13

The first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Florence Obi, speaks with ADA WODU about various issues in the academia, the odds she is surmounting in the course of doing her job and other issues As the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, what are your primary duties? A Vice-Chancellor is the…


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W’lifter rues owed bonuses seven years after AG feat

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:08

Seven years after winning two silver medals for Nigeria at the 2015 African Games, Nigerian weightlifter, Rasaq Tanimowo, says he is still being owed outstanding allowances and bonuses, Sunday PUNCH reports. Tanimowo won silver in the men’s 56kg category of the Clean and Jerk for Nigeria, who placed second in the final medals table of…


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I was hooked on drugs for 14 years, sold car to buy cocaine, relapsed thrice before overcoming addiction –Ex-addict now activist

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 05:02

Overcoming drug addiction is never an easy challenge. Many addicts have tried to kick the habit and have failed spectacularly. 35-year-old Ilimezekhe Salvage, now an advocate, shares the story of his 14-year battle to quit substance abuse. He narrated how he had to steal as well as sell his properties to satisfy his cravings for…


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People who eat heavy meals prone to food coma –Nutritionist

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 04:59

A nutritionist, Dr. James Oloyede has cautioned against the consumption of large portions of foods, noting that people who take heavy meals may be prone to postprandial somnolence also called food coma. According to the nutritionist people who consume heavy meals are most likely to fall asleep after their meal due to the subsequent feeling…


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Sylvester: Falana slams CP, says report not issued by DPP

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 04:58

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has berated Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, for saying deceased Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni, died of natural causes when the facts had not been established by the coroner’s inquest. Falana also rejected the report purportedly issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions, adding that the…


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Consuming yoghurts exposed to sun dangerous, experts warn Nigerians

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 04:53

Nutrition experts have warned Nigerians against consuming poorly preserved yoghurts, especially those stored under the sun, noting that they could cause serious health complications including food poisoning. According to the experts, while yoghurt consumption is often encouraged because of its nutritional benefits, consuming those stored in the sun, as commonly found in local shopping marts…


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High charges for PCR test, inadequate testing frustrate Nigeria’s effort to curb COVID-19 – Experts

The Punch - Dom, 09/01/2022 - 04:52

Healthcare experts say Nigeria needs to develop new modalities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, noting that the testing procedure must be improved to protect the nation. They stressed that the country must improve its COVID-19 testing to guaranty control efforts. According to them, lack of adequate testing, cost of testing, and…


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