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Official: Gunmen kill polio vaccinator in Pakistan

Gunmen on Thursday killed a female polio vaccinator, the fourth this week, in the latest surge of violence against efforts to rid the world of the crippling childhood disease, an official said.

Police arrest fast-food staff over alleged armed robbery

Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, Ebrumede divisional headquarters in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, have arrested 40-year-old Shola Ajose, a staff of O’tres fast-food over alleged armed robbery in Warri.
Golden Eaglets coach Manu Garba

Manu Garba: Bigger Guinea U17 players intimidated my boys

After missing out on the U17 Africa Cup of Nations final, Nigeria U17 coach Manu Garba has praised his players, stating that they played ‘gallantly’ in the face of ‘bigger’ Guinea U17 boys.
L-R- Tristan Thompson, Kim Kardashian, Jordyn Woods.

Jordyn Woods opens up on bullying after Tristan Thompson-Kim Kardashian scandal

American reality star Jordyn Woods says she understood “what it’s like being a black woman, after going through intense bullying following her Tristan/Kardashian saga.
The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Sanusi Mohammed, has commended the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria despite their defeat at the hands of Guinea via penalty shoot out which ended 10 -9 in favour of their opponents in the semi-final encounter.

NFF scribe commends Golden Eaglets despite loss to Guinea

The General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Sanusi Mohammed, has commended the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria despite their defeat at the hands of Guinea via penalty shoot out which ended 10 -9 in favour of their opponents in the semi-final encounter.
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Malabu scandal: How Shell, Eni used Nigeria’s share to fund alleged bribery scheme – analysis

New analysis has found that oil giants Shell and Eni’s controversial deal for a Nigerian oil licence included unprecedented terms which funded an alleged bribery scheme.
Efe Ajagba

Efe Ajagba dreams of a heavyweight title

The undefeated Nigerian will fight once-beaten Michael Wallisch at the Chelsea inside of The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Saturday and the 25-year-old Ughelli-born pugilist believes he is prepared to face the 33 year-old German.

General Buratai cautions media against glorifying terrorists, criminals

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has cautioned the media against glorifying terrorists and other criminal elements in the country.
Lawyers for Abimbola Osundairo, left, and Olabinjo Osundairo framed the lawsuit as a way of restoring their reputations. Kamil Krzaczynski-Reuters

Nigerian brothers sue Jussie Smollett’s lawyers for defamation

The two Nigerian brothers who allegedly participated in a staged hate attack on Jussie Smollett have filed a defamation suit against Smollett’s lawyers.

Governor Ugwuanyi offers automatic employment to Christian Chukwu’s son

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, a delegation from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) led by its President, Amaju Pinnick, and the representative of Femi Otedola, Founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, Philip Akinola, on Wednesday paid a get- well visit to former Green Eagles’ Captain and Coach of Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, at his Enugu residence.
The Chief Medical Director of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, OAUTH, Ile-Ife, Professor Victor Adetiloye, on Wednesday asserted that there was no reason for any Nigerian to seek medical attention abroad.

CMD: Nigerians have no reason going abroad for treatment

The Chief Medical Director of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, OAUTH, Ile-Ife, Professor Victor Adetiloye, on Wednesday asserted that there was no reason for any Nigerian to seek medical attention abroad.
Despite claiming a 4-0 win over Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri in the third round of the men’s singles at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, world number one – China’s Fan Zhendong has said that the African star forehand cannot be underestimated as he gave a good fight in the encounter.

Fan Zhendong: You can’t underestimate Aruna Quadri’s forehand

Despite claiming a 4-0 win over Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri in the third round of the men’s singles at the 2019 ITTF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, world number one – China’s Fan Zhendong has said that the African star forehand cannot be underestimated as he gave a good fight in the encounter.
The reinstated Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals.

TETFund: Why professors aren’t getting research grants

The reinstated Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Suleiman Bogoro, has said most Nigerian professors are not capable of getting global grants for research because of poor research proposals.
During the panel discussion moderated by Paradigm Initiative executive director Gbenga Sesan, the panellists and participants cited different examples of digital rights marginalisation in Africa.

Paradigm Initiative makes case for digital rights inclusion in Africa

Panellists, participants at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2019 Wednesday decried at the growing marginalisation of Africans in information accessibility in the digital space.
Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives,

Speaker Dogara decries high rate of foreign medical trips by Nigerians

The Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has decried the high rate of foreign medical trips by Nigerians, even as he called for total overhaul of the health sector to engender efficiency.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

President Buhari departs for UK on private trip

President Muhammadu Buhari is off to the Great Britain on a trip the presidency tagged a “private visit”.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

Paradigm Initiative gives ultimatum to President Buhari to sign social media bill

President Muhammed Buhari has been given up till May 29 this year to sign the Digital and Social Media Bill or face the anger of the Nigerian youths.

Killings: The church should make arrangements to protect itself – Primate Okoh

Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, the Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican communion), has said that the time has come for the church to defend itself from further attacks.

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Official: Gunmen kill polio vaccinator in Pakistan

Gunmen on Thursday killed a female polio vaccinator, the fourth this week, in the latest surge of violence against efforts to rid the world of the crippling childhood disease, an official said.
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Tribunal grants Sokoto APC governorship candidate leave to inspect election materials

The Governorship and National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Sokoto State on Thursday granted All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Ahmad Aliyu, leave to inspect used election materials.
Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba applauds the fans following the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 24, 2019. – Manchester City won the match 2-0. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) /

Paul Pogba odd man out in PFA team of the year

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is the only non-Manchester City or Liverpool player to be named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year on Thursday.
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been charged to be alert, courageous and more decisive in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in North East Nigeria. Twitter-HQNigerianArmy

Nigerian Army urges Southeast residents not to panic over movement of troops

The Nigerian Army has urged Southeast residents not to panic over the movement of troops and sounds of gunshots as it conducts its annual Range Classification exercise for 2019.
Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed pictured outside the Tropical Inn Hotel in Dehiwala

Fresh details emerge on Sri Lanka bomber who studied in UK

Fresh details have emerged about Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, a former UK student who is suspected of carrying out a Sri Lanka suicide bombing.