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Nigerian actor ‘drowns in swimming pool’

A fast-rising Nollywood screenwriter, actor and director, Kagho Akpor, reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at a popular hotel in Asaba, Delta State, on Tuesday.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Afcon: Nigeria targets knock out stage ticket as Super Eagles play Guinea

With the lone goal win in the opening match against Zimbabwe on Saturday night behind them, Super Eagles of Nigeria look set to be the first country to reach the second round phase of the AFCON 2019 tournament if they secure another win this afternoon against Syli Stars of Guinea.
The Super Eagles may not have any cause to fight over money like the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and the Warriors of Zimbabwe have done at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which started last Friday in Egypt. This is because President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the budget the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) submitted to him for the national team’s 2019 AFCON campaign.

Afcon: President Buhari releases Super Eagles’ money

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved part of the funds for the Super Eagles campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Super Eagles players to pocket $95,000 each if they win Afcon title

In a bid to motivate the Super Eagles players to win the African Cup of Nations in Egypt, a massive $95,000 bonus each awaits the players from the group stage matches up till the final match if they lift the cup on the 19th of July at the 80,000 capacity Cairo International Stadium.
Samuel Kalu (right) and Jamilu Collins celebrate Eagles goal in Uyo PIX KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Gernot Rohr: Samuel Kalu now okay, may feature against Guinea

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr said that striker Samuel Kalu is now okay and may feature in Nigeria’s crunch match Wednesday against Guinea in Group B.
Comrade Sheriff Mulade

PANDEF blasts Miyetti Allah over call for Fulani youth vigilante in South East

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has tackled the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) over its call for the establishment of Fulani Youth Vigilante in the South Eastern part of the country
Piggery farmers in Delta have lauded state government’s programmes and policies designed to boost pork production to meet the protein need of the people.

Piggery farmers laud Delta government’s initiatives on pork production

Piggery farmers in Delta have lauded state government’s programmes and policies designed to boost pork production to meet the protein need of the people.

Dismissed policeman kills fiancée’s mother over aborted wedding

The Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team has arrested a fleeing dismissed policeman, Ogwu Christian, over the alleged killing his fiancée’s mother, Veronica Obiejieogo.
Reginald Bayoko

Minimum wage: Delta government advises workers to increase productivity

Reginald Bayoko, the Head of Delta State Civil Service, has called on the state workers to redouble their efforts to ensure increased productivity in the wake of the new minimum wage.

Delta Assembly confirms eight commissioner nominees

The Delta House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed eight commissioner nominees submitted to it by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Fears that the Super Eagles of Nigeria may find it difficult to raise a strong side in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener against the Swallows of Burundi on Saturday in Alexandria has been dismissed.

AFCON: Super Eagles dismiss fears of a depleted side ahead Burundi opener

Fears that the Super Eagles of Nigeria may find it difficult to raise a strong side in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener against the Swallows of Burundi on Saturday in Alexandria has been dismissed.

Governor Okowa appoints five special advisers

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has appointed five Special Advisers, including Prof. Sylvester Monye as Senior Policy Adviser.
The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Professor Dandatti Abdulkadir has urged players and officials of the Super Eagles to strive to be worthy representatives of the country while fighting for her pride during the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt.

Mutiu Adepoju: AFCON will bring out the best in Super Eagles’ attack

Mutiu Adepoju, a former Nigeria international, has played down Super Eagles’ poor scoring form of late, but believes the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which kicks of this weekend in Egypt will bring out the best in the three-time champions’ attacking potential.
Justice Marshal Umukoro, Chief Judge, Delta State.

Delta CJ seeks drastic moves against get-rich-quick syndrome, kidnapping

The Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Marshal Umukoro has called for a state of emergency against the get-rich-quick syndrome and kidnapping for ransom.

Mikel Obi: I was never away from the Eagles

Super Eagles’ captain Mikel John Obi has revealed that he was never away from the National team despite missing majority of the county’s matches during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the decisive goal as Senegal defeated Nigeria 1-0 at the Ismaila Stadium on Sunday in their final build-up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations,

AFCON: Super Eagles lose 1-0 to Senegal in friendly

Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye scored the decisive goal as Senegal defeated Nigeria 1-0 at the Ismaila Stadium on Sunday in their final build-up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The National Leadership of Re-build Nigerian Party (RBNP) has challenged the Federal Government to be firm in taking decisive measures aimed at addressing the insecurity problem bedeviling the nation.

RBNP: Federal government urged to be firm on insecurity

The National Leadership of Re-build Nigerian Party (RBNP) has challenged the Federal Government to be firm in taking decisive measures aimed at addressing the insecurity problem bedeviling the nation.
Reigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note.

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru is NCAA Male Athlete of the Year in US

Nigeria sprinter Divine Oduduru has emerged as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Male Athlete of the Year in the United States of America.

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Six men ‘break into judge’s home, steal N30 million jewellery’

Six men, who allegedly broke into the house of a judge of the Lagos State Judiciary, Justice Mariam Emeya, and stole jewellery worth N30million, have been brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos
Kagho Akpor

Nigerian actor ‘drowns in swimming pool’

A fast-rising Nollywood screenwriter, actor and director, Kagho Akpor, reportedly drowned in a swimming pool at a popular hotel in Asaba, Delta State, on Tuesday.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

PDP attack on Senator Omo-Agege’s choice of media aides myopic, inconsequential

A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Hon. John Halims Agoda, Wednesday, described the attack on Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege’s choices of media aides, as myopic, lacking in knowledge and exposure.
Women in Kwara State have called on the Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to have mercy on women and compensate them with 50% of all government appointments in the state.

Kwara governor speaks on ‘certificate forgery’ case, pledges to work harder

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has expressed his commitment to build a state that works for everyone, irrespective of political differences.

Housewife arrested for ‘faking’ own kidnap for N5 million ransom

The Police Command in Kwara on Tuesday said it had arrested a housewife, Mrs Yemi Samuel, who allegedly arranged her kidnap in order to collect N5 million ransom from her husband’s family.