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Army Kills Shekau’s Impostor

Army Kills Shekau’s Impostor

The Nigerian Army, said it has killed Mohammed Bashir, who had been impersonating the deceased Abubakar Shekau, the man believed to be the leader of the Boko Haram sect on videos. Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, revealed the information while briefing newsmen in Abuja, on Wednesday, September 24. Olukolade said the ongoing devastation

FIFA Bans Player For Match Fixing

FIFA has imposed a worldwide life ban on Yaroslav Dmitriev, a Russian player implicated in fixing Estonian top-division matches. FIFA says it expelled Dmitriev from all football activities and the Estonian Football Association bans for 12 other players up to six months during an ongoing investigation. FIFA says the case alleges fixing in 2011, when

Ronaldo Dismisses Manchester United Speculation

Former Manchester United striker and Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has dismissed speculation linking him with a move back to Old Trafford, claiming that he is not thinking about moving back to Manchester United. His denial comes after weeks of speculation that the Portuguese international was planning to return to his former club in the

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Oshiomhole Sacks Aide

Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has terminated the appointment of Hilary Ekhoye as executive director, Public Procurement Agency. In a letter issued by Julius Ihonvbere, Secretary to the State Government dated September 24, Oshiomhole said the termination became necessary due to poor performance. He also stated that the sack takes immediate effect. Ekhoye was, thus, directed

AFRIMA 2014: Mafikizolo, Davido, Uhuru, Others, Make Nominees’ List

After a rigorous process of collating, screening, grading and auditing the flood of quality entries that were submitted for the 2014 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, the International Committee for the event has finally announced the nominees’ list. The list, which was unveiled at Protea Hotel, Maryland Estate, Lagos, had Oscar Kidjo, a seasoned music

US hits IS oil targets in Syria

The US-led coalition has targeted oil refineries in Syria during a third night of air strikes against Islamic State, IS, militants. The raids, carried out by US, Saudi and UAE aircraft, killed 14 IS fighters and five civilians in eastern Syria, activists said. The US military said the refineries generated as much as $2 million

MRA Calls on DSS to Charge Journalist to Court

Media Rights Agenda, MRA, Wednesday, September 24, called on the Department of State Security, DSS, and the Niger State government to immediately charge Tega Oghenedoro, a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority, Asaba, Delta State, to court if they have actionable evidence against him. While condemning the DSS for parading him before the media, rather

AIESEC Nigeria Holds Management Lecture

Alumni of the International Association of Students in Economics and Commercial Sciences, AIESEC, in Nigeria will hold the 30th edition of the Michael Omolayole Management Lecture themed “Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool for National Economic Development” on Thursday, September 25. Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, will host the lecture, which will take place at NECA

Building Collapse: Lagos Suspends Probe of Synagogue

The Lagos State government has suspended investigation into the collapse of a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations. Lateef Ibirogba, state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said the state would no longer proceed with the investigation following the decision of the federal government to set up a different committee to look into the

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