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  • 2017 AfroBasket Women : D’Tigress rules Africa

    BY MONICA IHEAKAM Nigeria’s D’Tigress last night emerged the new champions of Africa after beating title holders Senegal by 65-48 points at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2017 in Mali. Yesterday’s victory for the Nigerian team at the Palais des Sports Salamatou Maiga, was a confirmation of their superiority over the Senegalese having beaten them at…

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  • PDP, group commend Bayelsa govt. on WAEC ranking

    From: Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a group, Bayelsa Transparency Monitors (BTM) have commended the Bayelsa State Government over the feat recorded by state in its latest ranking in the country by the West African Examination Council ( WAEC). Recall that Bayelsa State was ranked 5th…

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  • I’ll jail my son if… – APDA national chair

    From:  BillyGraham Abel -Yola National chairman of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Alhaji Shitu Mohammed, says his party would mobilise Nigerians to fight against corruption without fear of persons, class, prejudice or bias. Shitu said, “I will arrest my son, brother or relative or close associate if they are found to be corrupt. “Sentiments of religion,…

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  • APDA fields first female guber candidate in Anambra

    BillyGraham Abel, Yola Arch. Adaeze Okafor has emerged  as Anambra’s first female gubernatorial candidate under the flag of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance(APDA) defeating her rival Mr. Izuegbu Chinedu Chima by a distant 390 votes against his 3 votes. The primary which was conducted Sunday, through biometric voting system in Awka was observed by representative…

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  • Heavy downpour leaves Makurdi flooded

    From: Rose Ejembi, Makurdi A heavy downpour that lasted four hours has rendered homeless, many residents of Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The rain which started late a few minutes to midnight on Saturday and lasted till about 4am Sunday left many houses in Wadata, Wurukum, Achusa, Zone 4, Nyiman layout, some parts of Naka…

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  • Sokoto to probe pilgrim for illegal collection of money for sacrificial ram

    From: Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto A pilgrim from Sokoto State is being probed for illegally collecting USD 100 each  from five pilgrims, for the purchase of sacrificial animals, the state Amirul Hajj, Justice Bello Abbas, has confirmed. The  pilgrim (names withheld), according to a source was said to have fraudulently collected the money, before his apprehension…

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  • Ogun discharges Lassa fever survivor

    Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has said that the 20 year-old boy diagnosed with Lassa Fever in the state had been discharged from the isolation centre at Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta. Ipaye, who revealed this while addressing newsmen at the centre in Abeokuta, stated that the boy was brought in…

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  • Angola’s ruling MPLA wins parliamentary election, commission says

    Angola’s ruling MPLA party has won the country’s parliamentary election, provisional results suggest. The party received 61% of votes cast during Wednesday’s ballot, the Angolan electoral commission said on Friday. The opposition Unita party, which received 27%, disputes the commission’s count. João Lourenço will take up the presidency, after an election marking the end of…

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  • Police declare lawmaker deserter

    The Nigeria Police Force has declared DSP Mohammed Hamman ( Sen. Isah Misau ) as a Deserter from the force. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isah Misau, had in an interview granted to a newspaper published on Aug. 10, alleged that police officers pay bribe for…

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