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Cagliari escape sanctions over Lukaku abuse

Romelu Lukaku: first Belgian to score 100 goals in English Premier League (Reuters/NAN) Serie A club Cagliari again escaped sanctions over alleged racist behaviour by their fans. This was after the league’s disciplinary tribunal decided on Tuesday not to take action over monkey noises aimed at Inter Milan’s Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku. The tribunal said …

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Alleged N400m theft: Army court martial former GOC

Alleged N400m theft: Army court martial former GOC By Sumaila Ogbaje The Nigerian Army has commenced the trial of the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Sokoto, Maj.-Gen. Hakeem Otiki, over alleged stolen N400 million by some soldiers under his command. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, while inaugurating the General Court …

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UNGA: Nigeria to seek global support to combat terrorism

Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama By Lizzy Okoji Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Onyeama made this known on Tuesday in Abuja during a Pre-UNGA briefing with newsmen …

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Tribunal verdict: Makinde says it’s triumph of truth over falsehood 

Seyi Makinde Oyo state Governor By David Adeoye Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has described his victory at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal as the triumph of truth over falsehood. The governor stated this in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, on Monday, in Ibadan. Makinde was reacting to …

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Alleged N6.9bn fraud: Trial of Fayose to resume Oct. 21

Alleged N6.9bn fraud: Trial of Fayose to resume Oct. 21 By Sandra Umeh The trial of former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, will now resume on Oct. 21 before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Ccommission (EFCC) over N6.9billion fraud and money laundering charges. …

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RTEAN dissolves Lagos branch executive

  RTEAN logo By Ikenna Uwadileke The Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on Sunday dissolved its Lagos Executive council following the expiration of the branch’s tenure. A statement issued by Mr Osakpanwan Eriyo, Executive National President of RTEAN, also announced the inauguration of a caretaker committee to manage the affairs of the branch …

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Former Women Affairs Minister, Alhassan “Mama Taraba” returns to PDP

Aisha Alhassan, a.k.a Mama Taraba, with the membership card of UDP By Saidu Adamu Former women affairs minister Aisha Alhassan popularly known as “mama Taraba” who suffered massive defeat in the 2019 Governorship election in Taraba, says she has completed arrangements to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Alhassan was the gubernatorial flag bearer …

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We didn’t attack S/Arabia, U.S’. claim false – Iran

Saudi oil facilities on Fire as Iran denies U.S.’ claim it was behind the attack Iran on Sunday denied accusations by U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, that it was responsible for a drone attack on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Pompeo’s insinuations were absurd and inexplicable, and, therefore, of no effect, Foreign Ministry …

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