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Tinubu Hale, Hearty, Returns Soon

His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is fine. He is hale and hearty. He is not in any hospital. He has no medical problem that would require hospitalization. Yes, he is out of the country at the moment. He will be back shortly.Anytime he travels out of the country, the next thing some mischievous people would say is he is sick, hospitalized or has died. It is shameful that perpetrators of this evil are not deterred by the fact that each time this fake news has been propagated, they have been…

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Brazil end Egypt’s campaign in Tokyo Olympics men’s football

Egypt have been eliminated from the Tokyo Olympic Games men’s football event after going down by a lone goal to defending champions Brazil at the Saitama Stadium on Saturday. The African representatives had qualified for the quarter-finals after an impressive 2-0 win against Australia in their final Group C game. Matheus Cunha scored the goal which gave Brazil the slim win and ended African teams’ participation in the global competition. Egypt’s well-organised defence managed to keep Brazil at bay in the opening minutes. When the South Americans, who were enjoying…

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Court Sacks AMCON directors in NICON, Nigeria Reinsurance

A federal High Court sitting in Abuja upon motion of expertis filed by Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim and NICON Investment Limited and others, has granted an interim order restraining Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and others from taking further steps regarding reconstitution and appointment of the defendants into the Board and management of NICON. The suit No: PHC/ABJ/CS/760/2021 dated July 29, 2021 and filed on July 30, 2021 by the attorneys to the applicants, C.I. Okpoko, SAN, and C.C. Ogbonna Esq, prayed for an interim order to set down the…

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Human trafficking: NAPTIP rescues 100 victims in S’ East in 6 months

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) said it rescued at least 100 victims of human trafficking in the South-East between January and June.The Enugu Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Mrs Nneka Ajie, said this on Friday in Enugu during the celebration of the 2021 World Day Against Human Trafficking.Ajie said the victims, who were mostly children, were exposed to sexual exploitation, child labour, violence and baby harvesting, amongst other crimes.She also said that some of the rescued victims had been reunited with their families.“If you go…

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Okagbare suspended for doping violation, out of Tokyo Olympics

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has provisionally suspended Team Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare with immediate effect after a sample collected from the sprinter tested positive for human growth hormone. The AIU, which is an independent integrity body created by the World Athletics, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. The growth hormone is a non-specified substance on the 2021 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List. A provisional suspension is mandatory following an adverse analytical finding for such substance under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules. The AIU collected the sample from Okagbare…

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91 Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters, families surrender in N’ East – Army

The Nigerian Army says the troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have taken custody of 91 Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and their families who surrendered recently in the North East. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja said the troops of 202 Battalion took custody of eight insurgents and their families, comprising 10 adult females and 22 children, who surrendered at Ruwaza village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. He said the troops…

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Kyari Assures AKK Gas Pipeline Project ‘ll Be Delivered on Schedule, Create Prosperity

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has assured that the ongoing 614kilometres Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project would be delivered on schedule, create prosperity through massive job opportunities and guarantee peace for the country.A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, disclosed that the GMD stated this Thursday at Gas Sector Stakeholders’ Forum which held in Kano, Kano State, with theme: “Optimizing the Economic Development Capacity of Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project”.In a…

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EFCC has recovered N5.4bn from trapped N12bn for NHIS, says ES

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered N5.4billion for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Prof. Muhammad Sambo, the Executive Secretary, NHIS, disclosed this when he led the management of the agency on a courtesy visit to the EFCC headquarters in Abuja. “In total, the EFCC has been able to recover about N5.4billion for us out of the N12.085b that has been trapped. “This is a monumental achievement and that is why we will ensure that we remain good partners to the EFCC,” he said. Sambo commended the…

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COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa –WHO

 After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. According to the UN health agency, nearly four million doses of coronavirus vaccines from the UN-partnered COVAX initiative arrived in Africa last week, compared with just 245,000 for all of June. Reminding that the continent was still “in the throes of the pandemic’s third wave.” WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti told a virtual news conference with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, “we…

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No Nigerian parent jokes with education, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says no Nigerian parent jokes with education, as they know that if their children or wards missed the opportunity of being educated, they have missed a lot. The Nigerian leader said this at a panel session at the Global Education Summit in London, on Thursday. According to him, the size and population of Nigeria are challenges for any administration, but in spite of this, the government and people realise that education is the starting point for success. “You can’t succeed outside your educational qualification. Anybody who missed…

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