Igali faults election guidelines

               •Says: ‘I am qualified’     The President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation has faulted some aspects of the guidelines for the National Sports Federation Elections released on Thursday in Abuja after a meeting of the stakeholders with the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung. The guidelines stipulated that people who have served two terms as presidents cannot contest while those who are either presidents or vice presidents of international sports bodies are not eligible to contest for federation presidency. But Igali said it was wrong to determine what happens…

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SS1 student drowns in Ebonyi

A Senior Secondary School (SSS1) student of Abakaliki High School Presco, Chinonso Nwokporo, has drowned in a mysery lake located at the International Market Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The corpse of the deceased was found floating in the stream yesterday with blood gushing out of his mouth, ears and nose when it was recovered. An eyewitness, Master Okechukwu Eze, claimed that he had gone with the deceased to the pond to swim when he drowned. “We went to the pond to swim and nobody among us knows how to swim. So,…

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24 hours in Bangkok

Somali Roy Bangkok is a rapidly progressing Asian city that’s utterly comfortable in its own skin; it teems with a confidence in its culture while also presenting a healthy openness toward others. And indeed it has much to show off, as Bangkok has come a long way since its days as a city of canals and elephant paths. The economic boom of the ‘80s and ongoing globalisation have revitalised the cityscape by adding high-rises, expressways and shopping centres while also influencing art, fashion and entertainment. And yet you’ll still find…

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Tackling boat mishap with infrastructure

For many years, residents of Okonudun Erekun, Irewe, Itongbesa and other riverine communities in Ojo Local Government have been living a rustic life. They are geographically located in Lagos State, the nation’s commercial nerve centre, but they do not enjoy many social amenities. They lack good medical facilities, good drinking water, schools and other amenities that make a 21st century community. MURITALA AYINLA writes Waste disposal in these largely riverine communities is primitive and not in conformity with any ideal society as open defecation, urination into the lagoon and the…

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EASTER TREAT: Plantain salad

With the Easter festivity getting to a crescendo, it will be nice to experiment with something new and out of the ordinary by treating your family members and guests to a rare delicacy, Plantain Salad from Kauna Kitchen: Ingredients: (Salad) • Two large ripe plantains • Half of a small red onion (optional) • One bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange) • One medium cucumber • Half cup canned sweet corn • Two tablespoons finely chopped fresh herb (parsley, coriander, or basil) • Salad Dressing • Three tablespoons olive oil…

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Remove razor burn with apple cider vinegar

While shaving is an affordable and quick way to remove unwanted hair, it can have a major drawback of razor burn. A razor burn is a skin irritation that happens soon after an area has been shaved. It causes a burning sensation and can appear as a red rash. At times, it can be itchy and swollen too. Razor burn is commonly associated with men who shave their faces frequently. Women can also have razor burn after shaving their legs and armpits. There are several causes of razor burn, such…

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Zenith Basketball League: First Bank, First Deepwater renew rivalry

Archrivals, First Bank basketball club and First Deepwater, will on Saturday renew rivalry as both sides clash in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women basketball league at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium. While First Bank have not dropped any point from the three matches played so far in the series, Deepwater only managed wins two against Nasarawa Amazons and Taraba Hurricanes but dropped one match against Plateau Rocks. Today’s tie promises a lot of thrills and frills as First Bank Coach Peter Ahmedu has charged his wards to…

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SS1 student drowns inside pond in Ebonyi

    An SS1 student of Abakaliki High School Presco, Chinonso  Nwokporo has drowned in a mystery lake located at the International Market Abakaliki in Ebonyi State. The corpse of Nwopkoro, a native of Oriuzor  in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state but who resides at Eziekwena Abakaliki, was found floating in the stream Friday  with blood gushing out of his mouth, ears and nose when it was recovered. An eyewitness Master Okechukwu Eze and the deceased and him had gone to the pond to swim when he…

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‘We’ll curse treasury looters who want to remove Obiano’

As the November 2017 gubernatorial election in Anambra State draws nearer, traditional worshippers in the state had sworn to curse treasury looters and selfish politicians who were hell bent on removing Governor Willie Obiano from office so that they can have the opportunity of coming into loot the state treasury. Speaking through their leader and founder, Alusiojii- nine, Igwe Onyeachonam Ovomba Udenegbaona, at Nando, Anambra East Local Government Area, the traditional worshipers vowed to spiritually curse anyone who insisted on opposing Obiano’s second term in office. Udenegbaona said: “Obiano’s second…

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Amaechi withdrew N53bn without due process, Wike alleges

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday said the administration of former Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi withdrew N53 billion from the state’s reserve fund without due process. He said the withdrawals were made between February 12, 2014 and May 27, 2015, adding that the people of the state had been paying the price of the withdrawal. Wike, who spoke when he signed five bills passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly into law, said his predecessor’s administration refused to respect the law as it indiscriminately withdrew funds from the fund…

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