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Shan George: I don’t like playing romantic roles

She said: “One of the most awkward movie roles I have had was acting as a mermaid. It was very challenging because I was trying to be something that I didn’t know and something I had never seen. How does a mermaid laugh or express anger?”
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo asks Nigerians to give thanks to God at all time

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised Nigerians to always give thanks to God, noting that they are not better than those who were killed by covid-19 in 2020.

Bandits kill six, kidnap three in two Niger councils

An eyewitness told newsmen that the first incident occurred on Thursday at about 11.30am, while the kidnap case at Barakuta in Bosso Local Government Area occurred Friday evening.
Frank Lampard has used a few formations at Chelsea in search of the right balance while maintaining an edge. Is now another one of those times?

Frank Lampard vows never to quit Chelsea post

Frank Lampard has vowed never to walk away from Chelsea, with the Blues boss embracing the pressure that has accompanied a £200 million ($274m) spending spree.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Abuja rural dwellers call for access to health

Unarguably, lack of essential healthcare services arising from inadequate equipment, poor distribution of health workers and poor staffing, lack of access roads to facilities can impede development of any community or nation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest four over fake kidnap in Ekiti

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, ASP Abutu Sunday, in a statement signed on Saturday, quoted the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tunde Mobayo, as saying four persons were arrested inside the bush between Iworoko and Ifaki-Ekiti.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 476 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

2020: Lassa fever 244 kills in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed in its final situation report for 2020 that a total of 1,181 cases were recorded across the country.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government to build 1,000 housing units for workers

In the broadcast which was aired on all radio and television stations in the state, Fayemi reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensure a safe, secure and prosperous Ekiti State in 2021 where all residents will feel better impact of governance in all the key sectors.
Parents of 11-year-old, Don-Davies Archibong, JSS1 student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro Uyo, have demanded the sum of one hundred million naira compensation for the inhuman torture their son was allegedly subjected to in the school.

Deeper Life School: Parents of molested student demand N100 million compensation

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr. Ini Ememobong who made this known in a statement made available to newsmen Thursday in Uyo, therefore appealed to the public to exercise patience for a thorough investigation to be carried out by the police and other relevant institutions.
A aerial view of the landslide area in Ask, Gjerdrum municipality, Norway January 1, 2020. NTB-Jaran Wasrud-The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate-via REUTERS

Rescuers find body after landslide in Norway

Rescuers found one body on Friday, two days after a landslide in southern Norway swept away at least nine buildings, police said, with nine people still missing.
The Chairman-CEO, National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan has urged all stakeholders in the recently launched Hajj Savings Scheme, HSS to make positive contributions to the growth of Hajj system

NAHCON boss: It’s un-Islamic to destroy life, property

Chairman/CEO, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Alhaji Zhikrullah Hassan, has warned Muslim youths to eschew any form of violence, while exercising their right of protest, adding that any demonstration or protest that leads to the destruction of life and property is un-Islamic.
During his church service at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday 5th January 2020, Prophet TB Joshua released his much-anticipated prophetic message for the year 2020.

2021: Prophet TB Joshua releases message for new year

The cleric, who sent the message from a ‘Prayer Mountain’ at an undisclosed location in Nigeria, stopped short of releasing his ‘full prophecy’ for the year but hinted that multiple challenges lay ahead.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday, swore in three new Customary Court of Appeal Judges for the state.

Cultists kill two in Delta community

No fewer than two persons have been killed on the eve of New year in a cult war believed to be retaliatory between members of rival cult groups in the Sapele local government area of Delta State.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was happy to see Leo Messi have minutes in their friendly win against Nastic.

Victor Font: Life after Lionel Messi does not need to begin now for Barcelona

Barcelona's new era without Lionel Messi does not need to begin immediately but a clear plan must be laid out for life after the Argentine great, says presidential candidate Victor Font.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor: Let’s keep hope alive to overcome our challenges

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has urged the people to keep hope alive to overcome all challenges in the state as they step into the New Year.
Bishop David Oyedepo, President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide has warned that people should stop accusing pastors of stealing money, to avoid God’s wrath.

Bishop Oyedepo: Coronavirus is devil’s hypocrisy to weaken the church globally

Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo, has said COVID-19 is the devil’s hypocrisy to weaken the strength of the church globally.

Cult violence resume in Benin as robbers go on rampage

Four persons were reportedly killed in diferent parts Benin City between Wednesday and yesterday in what appears like a resurgence of the cult war which had subsided for a few weeks now.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest 29 suspected kidnappers, 53 others in Kaduna

The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, Mr Umar Muri, says the command has arrested 29 suspected kidnappers and 53 others, who committed various crimes from Oct. 31 to Dec. 31.

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Indian and Chinese troops in new border brawl

Indian and Chinese troops have fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border, leaving injuries on both sides, military officials said Monday.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerian government executing 43 road projects in tertiary institutions

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has stated that his ministry was currently executing 43 road projects within tertiary institutions across the country with a view to enhancing the learning environment.
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, was quick to defend Kepa Arrizabalaga after Sunday’s 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup.

Frank Lampard defends Kepa Arrizabalaga after Luton mistake

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, was quick to defend Kepa Arrizabalaga after Sunday’s 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup.
The Miyetti Allah has called for the arrest of Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho for the alleged assault on the Seriki Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir.

NCFront cautions IGP against arresting Sunday Igboho

Disturbed by the rising tension in the South-west region over the arrest order issued on a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, by the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, the Secretary of the National Consultative Front (NCFront), Olawale Okunniyi, has cautioned the police chief not to further exacerbate the building tension in the Southwest by arresting the Yoruba activist.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Nigeria records 1,617 new COVID-19 infections, 14 more deaths.

NCDC records 964 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 964 cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the tally of infections in the country to 121,566.