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AFCON: Shocker For Super Eagles, Trounced 2-0 By Madagascar

The then group leaders started on the wrong footing as Leon Balogun failed to deal with a routine back pass. Madagascar scored their first goal in the 13th minute following a defensive blunder by Leon Balogun which saw Lalaina Nomenjanahary snatching the ball to score their first goal. The Eagles missed some scoring chances and failed to respond adequately to the Madagascar. Samuel Kalu fluffed a great pass by Ahmed Musa in the 19th minute. Musa himself, left with the goalkeeper to beat as a pass found him in the…

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Presidency Speaks On ‘Ruga Settlement’, States To Apply

……It Is To Resolve Farmer, Herder Conflicts — Presidency The Presidency wishes to draw attention to recent unhelpful comments regarding the plan to stop roaming of cattle herders with the attendant clashes with farmers. “Ruga Settlement” that seeks to settle migrant pastoral families simply means rural settlement in which animal farmers, not just cattle herders, will be settled in an organized place with provision of necessary and adequate basic amenities such as schools, hospitals, road networks, vet clinics, markets and manufacturing entities that will process and add value to meats…

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Historic: Trump Steps Into North Korea, Meets Kim Jong-un

President Donald Trump has become the first sitting United States president to set foot in North Korea, after meeting Kim Jong-un in the area dividing the two Koreas. Mr Trump and the North Korean leader posed for handshakes before talking for nearly an hour in the heavily fortified demilitarised zone (DMZ). Both countries agreed to set up teams to resume stalled nuclear talks. Their last summit broke down in February with no progress on denuclearisation in North Korea. Critics have dismissed the occasion – the two leaders’ third face-to-face encounter…

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NGE Mourns Deputy President, Tundun Wada Killed In Auto Crash

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) is devastated at the news of the death of its Deputy President, Malam Umar SaiduTudun Wada. The ace broadcaster died on Sunday 30th June, 2019 following a car crash on his way from Abuja to Kano. A statement jointly signed by the President of the Guild, Mrs Funke Egbemode and General Secretary, Mary Atolagbe said: “Mallam Umar Saidu was the immediate past Managing Director of Kano State Radio Corporation and was at one time a Principal Editor at the then CTV, now Abubakar Rimi Television…

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NIMASA DG: We’ ll Redress Gender Inequality In Shipping

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, disclosed at the weekend, that the Agency was set to do more in collaboration with stakeholders in response to growing concerns about the global gender imbalance in the maritime industry adding that NIMASA has moved to redress the situation through deliberate steps designed to accommodate women.   The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) made gender equality the focus of this year’s Day of the Seafarer, marked June 25, with the campaign theme, “On board with gender equality,”…

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SERAP Urges Ex-Govs Orji, Kalu, Goje, Okorocha To ‘Stop Collecting Pensions’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged all former governors now in the ninth Senate to “publicly commit to stop collecting pensions from their states while they serve as senators, return ‘pensions’ already collected to the public treasury, and push for the abolition of double emoluments laws for former governors and deputies in their states.” Several of the 36 states have enacted pension-for-life laws for former governors and deputies. Among former governors in the ninth Senate that will enjoy such pensions are two ex-governors Abia State, Orji Kalu, and his successor,…

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Katsina: NIMASA’s Support To Flood Victims, Great Relief

…We’re Happy To Touch Lives, Says Dakuku  Katsina State has lauded the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for supporting the government’s effort to take care of the welfare of its people, saying the gesture is a great relief. The state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, gave the commendation while receiving relief items donated by NIMASA to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in the state, in furtherance of the Agency’s support to victims of flood and other disasters across the country. Alhaji Yakubu said the major cause of displacement in…

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Kwara Says 2019 Budget On Website, Faults Group’s Claim

Kwara State Government has faulted a report by a civic group; BudgIT, that the 2019 budget of the state government is missing from the website.  A release by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Rafiu Ajakaye on Friday in Ilorin insisted that the budget in on the websote. According to him, it was true that the IT consultant engaged by the previous administrations pulled the budget down, adding that document has since been restored to the website after the “Our attention has been drawn to a recent press statement…

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Agriculture Foreign Slider 

Farmers Protest In Lesotho over Chinese Monopoly

Thousands of mohair farmers have marched to parliament in Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, to protest against laws that force them to sell their goods to a Chinese broker. Farmers accuse the broker of failing to pay them for their wool and mohair – a key agriculture export for the small mountain kingdom. Several government members as well as most opposition parties and the king’s brother joined the march, which was accompanied by bells, whistles, songs and speeches. “We will not sell our wool and mohair to the Chinese, we would rather…

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Coup Plot: Ethiopia Arrests 225 Suspects, Investigation Continues

The unrest in Ethiopia will not derail the reform process, the prime minister’s office has said. A high-level investigation is underway by a joint task force, Press Secretary Billene Seyoum told reporters in Addis Ababa. She said the coup attempt happened in four locations within Bahirdar, namely the Amhara region president’s office, the guest house, regional police commissioner’s office and the home of the deputy police commissioner. The number of apprehended suspects has reached 255 and is most likely to grow, especially from the Amhara region. She also said chief…

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