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Property worth millions destroyed by fire in Yobe Market

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:51

Early morning fire outbreak has razed shops and stalls in the Nguru Central Market in Nguru Local Government Area of Yobe State, leading to the loss of goods and property worth millions of naira by the traders who just took delivery of products Friday night via the train station in the town. The fire outbreak,…


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Six major contenders as AFCON 2021 begins today

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:33

In the history of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament, this is the second time there will be 24 teams battling it out for the coveted title of African champions. This will be the 33rd edition of the competition, and significantly the number of participants have risen to 24, meaning that there are those there…


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AFCON: Senegal’s Koulibaly tests positive for COVID-19

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:32

Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, his club Napoli said on Saturday. The Teranga Lions are due to start their Group B campaign against Zimbabwe in Bafoussam on Monday. “Kalidou Koulibaly has tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty…


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Akeredolu welcomes return of soldiers to Ondo correctional centres

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:58

The Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has welcomed the return of soldiers of the Nigerian Army to correctional centres in the state. The Governor had earlier raise the alarm after the soldiers were withdrawn from the correctional centres days ago, saying it was an aberration and an undue security risk, adding that it could encourage…


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PDP shifts screening of Osun gov aspirants to Wednesday

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:48

The Peoples Democratic Party will carry out the screening of aspirants for the Osun State governorship election primary on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. This is a shift from the earlier scheduled date of Tuesday, January 11, 2022. The venue for the screening exercise which will begin 10am is the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja. In a…


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Nobody can stop Lekan Balogun from becoming next Olubadan–Aliyyu

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:45

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Yomi Aliyyu, tells OLUFEMI OLANIYI why he believes the Otun Olubadan, Senator Lekan Balogun, should be the next Olubadan despite his (Balogun) elevation as an Oba by the previous administration in Oyo State The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, passed on Sunday, January 2, and the ascendancy of…


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Why Lekan Balogun is not qualified to be Olubadan – Former Attorney General, Lana

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:40

A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Oyo State, Michael Lana, tells OLUFEMI OLANIYI that it will be an aberration to promote someone who is already an Oba to the throne of Olubadan Members of the Olubadan-in-Council have argued that their elevation as Oba by the administration of late Senator Abiola Ajimobi does…


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Before giving money to girls, give to your mum – Actor Alexx Ekubo to men

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:19

Nollywood actor, Alexx Ekubo, has advised his male fans to give money to their mothers before giving same to their female lovers. Ekubo made this call as he shared a video of himself and his mum as an evidence that she was “eating” his money. In the video caption, he advised fans to take care…


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Eagles ready for Egypt clash – Musa

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:10

Captain Ahmed Musa believes the Super Eagles are ready to take on Egypt the Stade Roumdé Adjia in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations opening Group D fixture on Tuesday, Sunday PUNCH reports. Musa who scored a goal in the first half as the Eagles defeated Coton Sports 2-0 in a pre-AFCON warm-up friendly last…


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AFCON: NFF to pay Eagles $5,000 for group stage win

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 06:07

The Nigerian Football Federation has agreed to pay the Super Eagles the sum of $5,000 for every win during the group stages of the Africa Cup of Nations, billed to kick off on Sunday (today) Sunday PUNCH reports. The Eagles aiming for their fourth AFCON title in their 19th appearance in the tournament have been…


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

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

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

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

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)

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’

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

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

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

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

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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