FACEBOOK IS DOWN

Facebook on Saturday went down with thousands of users reporting they cannot access the popular social media site. Some users were told the website was undergoing “required maintenance” on Saturday afternoon as they attempted to log in. When Saturday PUNCH tried posting on its Facebook Page, the platform informed our reporter that “There was a problem updating your status. Please try again in a few minutes.   According to UK’s Independent,  Down Detector, a website that tracks internet outages, reported a large spike in users being unable to access Facebook at about…

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NIGERIA BIKERS TO RIDE FOR UNITY OCTOBER 1

A group of bikers will be organising a commemorative ride tagged, “The one Nigeria Ride” slated for October 1, Nigeria’s independence day to advocate for the country’s unity. Abubakar Abdullahi, speaking on behalf of the group to journalists on Saturday at the Unity Fountain, said it was ‘their own way of standing for the peace of Nigeria.’ Mr Abdullai said they will bring together bikers from every part of Nigeria to ride in the capital city. He said the increasing agitations in the country and counter-attacks had become a source…

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‘SHE’S BEING SCAMMED’ – EX-HUSBAND OF BRITISH GRANDMOTHER, 72, WHO MARRIED 27-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN MAN SAYS

The ex-husband of the British grandmother who married a 27-year-old Nigerian man believes she’s being scammed by her new husband who’s she trying to help to get into the UK Earlier this week, Angela Nwachukwu who met her now husband CJ after he added her on Facebook, and married him just two months later, spoke of her heartbreak after CJ, who is 45 years her junior, was denied a visa to join her in the UK. Read here. Her ex-husband, Donald Neate, 71, who was in a relationship with Angela for five…

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IF YOU ARREST KANU YOU MUST ARREST AREWA YOUTH: AMAECHI

Minister of Aviation in the first republic, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, has said the Federal Government should stop treating Arewa youth who issued the Igbo quit notice and anti-Igbo songs as sacred cows. The elder statesman in an interview with SUN, said the Independent People of Biafra leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was simply peacefully agitating for the freedom of his people as opposed to the Arewa youth who were threatening violence. Speaking on the issue of restructuring, he said, “The 2019 election must be held under a new constitution. President Muhammadu…

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MAN DECLARED INNOCENT AFTER 25 YEARS IN JAIL

Desmond Ricks He was 26 years old when he was wrongfully convicted of a murder. Twenty-five years after his conviction that led to a long jail term, Desmond Ricks, now 51, has been found innocent. The Detroit, United States of America resident, who served 25 years in prison for murder based on sham evidence has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $120m damages, saying police deliberately framed him by switching bullets to win a conviction. Desmond Ricks, 51, was released from prison in May after new tests supported his remarkable…

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UNIVERSITY DEFIES JAMB, FIXES CUT OFF MARK FOR 170

The Federal University in Gusau (FUGUS) has set 170 as cut-off mark for the 2017/2018 admission into the institution, against the minimum 120 set by JAMB. The Information Officer of the University, Malam Umar Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Saturday that the university’s management took the decision. He said the cut-off mark was set at after getting statistic show that most of the candidates who applied for admission into the university scored 120 and above in their JAMB exams. He said the university was…

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REAL REASONS OLORI WURAOLA MOVED OUT OF THE OONI’S PALACE

It is no longer news that the Ooni of Ife, HRM Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi’s marriage to beautiful Wuraola Zaynab Otiti (née O) has hit the rocks, less than two years after it was contracted in an elaborate ceremony. Since the news of the crash broke, many have hurled accusations bordering on infidelity on Olori Wuraola and also called her unprintable names. However, a close source to the estranged couple has revealed the real reason Olori Wuraola voluntarily packed out of the palace, otherwise known as the House of Oduduwa. The…

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I IGNORED GOVERNORS MEETING WITH BUHARI BECAUSE OF MY CHIEFTANCY TITLE: FAYOSE

K By Anthony Ogbonna The Ekiti State governor, Matters Taffy yurt ft rider try 8aitSfyhhghhhhvyytrt. Ayodele Fayose has giveuuuhn FDTD ferry why yrryhe ignored the meeting of state governors with the President, Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa earlier today. President Buhari had met with state governors after meeting under under fyutyy7ûhhuui the leadership of both the All Progressive Congress, APC, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP. At the meeting with governors, Governor Fayose was visibly absent. Ayodele Fayose However, giving reasons for his absence at the meeting, Fayose…

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-WHY I DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL: OLAMIDE

◊ Popular Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Olamide Adedeji, popularly known as Badoo, has revealed that he dropped out of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode due to his father’s inability to fund his tertiary education. Olamide stated that contrary to speculations, he did not drop out of school because of poor academic performance, but because his father could not pay his school fees. He disclosed this in his comment as a motivational speaker at the second edition of a Summer Camp organised by Ogun State Government for Secondary school students in…

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