Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Organisers invite 76 foreign runners for race

Seventy-six first class foreign runners from across the world have been invited to compete in the first ever Gold-Label Access Bank Lagos City Marathon which has been confirmed to start at the National Stadium, Lagos on February 4. The General Manager of the race, Yussuf Alli, said at the weekend that: “The Elite entries would […]


NPFL: No adjustments for now – IMC

The leadership of the Interim League Management Company (IMC) overseeing the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has said there won’t be any adjustment to the league season after claiming that accepting more request will likely bring the league into disrepute. Since the start of the season, there has been postponement of some matches due to […]

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Niger: Joint Security Task Force kill bandits in multiple airstrikes

… as LG chairman, APC Youth leader escape death   Following outcry and agitation by people across Niger State on the incessant attacks by gunmen, the Nigerian Air Force has carried out multiple airstrikes on locations of bandits in Tshohon Kabula community in Munya Local Government Area of the state. The airstrike according to an […]

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Atiku and his ‘corruption’ (II)

A functional system acts as a bulwark against any shortcut to riches. A dysfunctional system does not see anything wrong in profligacy and financial malfeasance, because the strength of an individual is determined by the depth of his pocket. A functional system sees the state as an institution for all, but a reckless and dysfunctional […]

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Anxiety in Abia community as cholera kills 5, scores hospitalised

No fewer than five indigenes of Amaogwugwu Ohuhu in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, including two siblings, have reportedly died of    cholera, in a fresh outbreak in the area with scores in critical condition at the health centre. New Telegraph gathered that the epidemic broke out about four days ago when […]

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Gunmen beheads Imo LG chairman after collecting N6m ransom

Steve Uzoechi OWERRI   G unmen have beheaded the Sole Administrator of Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, Chris Ohizu. This is coming after he was abducted last Friday from his home in Arondizuogu. He was abducted alongside two other persons, while his country home was burnt to the ground by the assailants. […]

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Zamfara anti-thuggery committee arrests 8 for alleged sodomy, robbery

The Zamfara State Antithuggery Committee said it has arrested two suspects for allegedly committing sodomy. The committee also said it had succeeded in arresting six suspects for alleged phone snatching and armed robbery. The Committee’s Chairman, Mr Bello Bakyasuwa, disclosed this at a news briefing yesterday in Gusau. Bakyasuwa said one of the  sodomy suspects […]

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Court jails ex-Auchi Poly student for pretending to be an American lawyer

After being convicted of falsely pretending to be an American lawyer, a former student of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Francis Nduka, was, yesterday, sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Ikeja Special Offences Court. The court, presided over by Justice Ramon Oshodi, sentenced Nduka, who is an internet fraudster, who posed as a lawyer, and […]


Fast with common sense or pay with your kidney –NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to embark on fasting with common sense, to avert kidney and liver related diseases. As is the custom in many churches in Nigeria at the beginning of every year, the majority of Christian’s are currently undergoing several weeks of intense fasting […]

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…Nigeria, Benin track, destroys N95bn worth of unregistered drugs

The governments of Nigeria and Benin Republic have tracked and destroyed N95 billion worth of unregistered pharmaceutical products through the efforts of the National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and relevant port authorities in both countries. Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who disclosed that the agency got a tip […]

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