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Ekiti guber: Police to withdraw Ayodele Fayose, Kayode Fayemi’s security aides

The police DIG declared that no party would be allowed to hold any political rally not approved by the police until the election was held.
Russian fans react as they watch Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final football match between Russia and Croatia in a cafe in Moscow on July 7, 2018. Konstantin CHALABOV - AFP

Russia’s fairytale World Cup run ends in tears

The impassioned shouts of “Ros-si-ya” died away on the streets and tears filled the stadium as Russia bowed out of their home World Cup in the cruellest fashion: on penalties.
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Yemi Alade, Femi Kuti to perform as Macron visits Afrika Shrine

Yemi Alade and Femi Kuti will perform on Tuesday when French President Emmanuel Macron pays a visit to the New Afrika Shrine.
Former Argentina forward Diego Maradona (C) celebrates the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Giuseppe CACACE /

Concern over Maradona after health scare in Argentina thriller

Diego Maradona roared and gesticulated through every anguished second of Argentina’s roller coaster World Cup victory over Nigeria on Tuesday before triggering alarm with a health scare after the final whistle.

World Cup: Football fans rage on social media over empty seats

Russian fans took to social media on Saturday to demand why whole rows of prime pitch-side seats were empty during the World Cup match between Egypt and Uruguay.

Donald Trump: Melania had ‘big operation,’ can’t fly for a month

President Donald Trump on Friday increased the mystery surrounding his wife Melania’s recent hospitalisation for a kidney condition, revealing that she had had a “big operation” that lasted close to four hours but is “doing great.”

Neymar: My dad doesn’t decide my career

Neymar has been linked with a move to Real Madrid after just one season at PSG, where he arrived in a world-record €222 million (£200m/$266m) switch from Barcelona last year.

Watchdog urges Russia World Cup opening boycott over Syria

World leaders should boycott Russian President Vladimir Putin’s VIP box at next month’s World Cup opening unless he takes steps to protect Syrian civilians, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

The impending implosion of APC

The extent of this implosion became more evident during the party’s recent state congresses. Parallel congresses were held in more than 10 states, there were reports of boycotts, violence and general confusion.

PDP petition police over assault on Senator Urhoghide

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful across Edo South Senatorial district, on Monday, protested the assault on Senator Matthew Urhoghide at the Benin Airport by suspected All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs.

Ahmad Salkida: Only 15 of 113 Chibok girls alive

Salkida said the surviving 15 have been married off, indoctrinated and may no longer be interested in returning home. He advises government in negotiating for the release of the 15 girls to demand ‘proof of life’.

UNICEF constructs 338 boreholes, 40 VIP toilets in Plateau

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has constructed 338 boreholes in various communities in Shendam and Riyom Local Government Areas of Plateau to enhance access to safe drinking water.

Recruit more into security agencies to curb crimes – PENGASSAN tells federal govt

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to commence immediate recruitment of more people into the security agencies in the country, especially the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigerian Army, to curb crimes.

Kingsley Moghalu: Nigeria has no real police in practice

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, has said that Nigeria does not have a police force in practice.

North Korean general and Ivanka Trump attend Olympic close

A blacklisted North Korean general and the daughter of US President Donald Trump attended the Winter Olympics closing ceremony together Sunday, in the final piece of the Games-led diplomacy that has dominated headlines from Pyeongchang.

Madonna calls adopted son Malawi’s future president

Pop star Madonna has called her son, David Banda, "the future president of Malawi" in a tweet praising the 12-year-old.

Kabul hotel gunmen ‘waved through without checks’ before assault

The deputy head of security at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel says guards were ordered to wave through a car later revealed to be carrying militants and explosives ahead of a deadly assault one month ago.

Steve Parish apologises for bust-up with Crystal Palace fan

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has apologised for a heated argument with a club supporter in one of Selhurst Park's VIP lounges.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

PSC dismisses 10 police officers, demotes 8 others over misconduct

Those demoted were a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), four Superintendents of Police (SP), one Deputy Superintendent of Police and an Assistant Superintendent of Police.
Nick Cordero at the opening night of Waitress on Broadway in 2016. Startraks-REX-Shutterstock

Canadian actor Nick Cordero dies of coronavirus

Canadian actor, Nick Cordero, 41, has passed away after suffering from severe medical complications arising from the deadly coronavirus disease.
Media personality and show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, has again been nominated to host the 5th season of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu to host BBNaija season 5

Media personality and show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, has again been nominated to host the 5th season of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show.
Operations at the Ultra-modern 400-bed Multi-system hospital at the Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, will commence today.

ASUU accused of blocking universities from reopening

The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), of blocking the reopening of universities.

Cleric recommends life jail for rape offenders

Rev. Jerry Nwachukwu, the General Overseer of the Bible Base Miracle Assembly, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has advocated for a law that will make life jail as punishment for offenders found guilty of rape by law Courts.