NIGERIAN DANCER FAILS IN A BID TO BREAK GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORD IN DANCING , SEE PICS, VIDEO

Nigerian dancer, Joshua Usoro set out five days ago to break the world record for ‘Longest Dance Marathon by an Individual’ but on Monday afternoon, his attempt ended abruptly. The 25 year old, Usoro, who is a graduate of Covenant University, who sought to enter into the Guinness Book of World Records and was set to break the record currently held by Kalamandalam Hemaleth, says he will give it another shot in the future. The Indian set the record in 2010 record after dancing for 123 hours and 15 minutes…

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AFRICA SHOULD BE “ASHAMED” OF LEADERS SEEKING TREATMENT ABROAD – SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH MINISTER

South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has criticised African leaders for seeking medical treatment abroad. Speaking in Zimbabwe at a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting of African health ministers, Mr Motsoaledi said Africa must be the only continent where the leaders travel abroad for health reasons. He was addressing the conference hours after President Robert Mugabe, who himself makes regular trips to Singapore for eye treatment, opened the meeting. Mugabe had left the event by the time Mr Motsoaledi spoke. Newsday newspaper quoted South Africa’s health minister as saying: “I…

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FOUR NIGERIAN PILGRIMS LOSE THEIR LIVES IN HAJJ

About four Nigerian pilgrims have lost their lives since the commencement of the 2017 hajj, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said. Making this disclosure Tuesday was the Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Barr. Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammad. He spoke at the pre-Arafat meeting of stakeholders in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. While regretting the demise of the affected pilgrims, he however said the Commission was going to make the names of the victims public after reaching out to the families of the deceased. Corroborating the NAHCON boss, Dr. Ibrahim Kana, Chairman,…

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GOVERNOR WIKE GREETS PETER OBI DURING PDP PRIMARIES IN ANAMBRA, SEE PICS

It was in Anambra state when the who is who had gathered for the much anticipated primary election of the People Democratic Party, PDP, for the forthcoming gubernatorial election. Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi met with the incumbent governor of Rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike and the this is what we saw (picture above). Peter is generally regarded as the new god-father of Anambra state politics as he reportedly personally installed the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano in power. Having fallen out of favour with his god-son, Willie, and…

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LAGOS ASKS SUPREME COURT TO UPHOLD AL MUSTAPHA’S DEATH SENTENCE OVER KUDIRAT ABIOLA’S DEATH

The Lagos State Government has urged the Supreme Court to set aside the Appeal Court judgment which acquitted Hamza al-Mustapha and Lateef Shofolahan of the murder of Kudirat Abiola, Premium Times reports. The deceased, was killed on June 4 1996, in Lagos. She was married to the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Moshood Abiola. NAIJ.com gathers that the state government wants the death sentence passed on al-Mustapha and Shofolahan by Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State High Court on January 30 2012, to be upheld…

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WHAT THEY WONT TELL YOU ABOUT THE AMERICAN POLICY ON BOKO HARAM

The United States’ latest report on the state of the anti-terror war in Nigeria bears a strikingly true reflection of the current situation in the country, though the focus was on last year. It is a story of the resurgence of a deadly group that was once driven to the fringes, but is now bouncing back with a vengeance, especially in its well-known tactics of unconventional warfare. Despite Nigeria’s claims of technically defeating Boko Haram, the terror group that has been waging Islamist insurgency against the government since 2009, the…

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ASUU REEFUSES TO ATTEND MEETING WITH FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has refused to attend a meeting with the Federal Government scheduled for today. ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, confirmed to Channels Television that the union will not attend the meeting. According to him, ASUU has met, discussed the new offer from the FG and submitted a proposal to the government. He said consequently, the union will only honour another meeting after receiving a reply to their proposal from the government. The meeting was confirmed in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Press, Ministry…

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OSINBAJO INAUGURATES EDO FERTILISER PLANT IN AUCHI

Alexander Okere, Benin Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has inaugurated the Edo State Fertiliser and Chemical Company Limited in Auchi,  Estako West Local Government Area of the state. Osinbajo was accompanied by Governor Godwin Obaseki, Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe; his Trade and Investment counterpart, Dr. Okechukwu Enelama; and ex-Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Details later…

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