I USED FAKE MANHOOD, SOMEONE ELSE URINE TO QUALIFY FOR 2004 OLYMPICS SAYS AMERICAN OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST, SEE PIX

Former NBA star Lamar Odom has revealed he used a prosthetic penis to dupe drug-testers before competing at the 2004 Olympics for the United States, according to an upcoming memoir. The 39-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers star made the revelation in his autobiography “Darkness to Light”, which lifts the lid on his battles with drugs and sex addiction. Odom said he had panicked after being named to the US Olympic team for the 2004 Games in Athens, fearing that he would fail a drugs test. “The joy of being named…

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FULANI HERDSMEN ABDUCT 7 KILL 1 IN EDO

Mohammed Danmallam, Commissioner of Police in Enugu State. Jethro Ibileke/Benin Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have allegedly shot and killed a passenger at Okada junction, Benin/Lagos highway, during the weekend Seven other passengers were also said to have been abducted by the hoodlums who allegedly hijacked the bus in which they were travelling. Meanwhile, police in Benin, however confirmed that the driver of one of the victims disclosed that the bus which belongs to one of the popular transport companies based in Benin, have been rescued by its operatives. The…

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IBINEDION LECTURER SHOT DEAD BY KDINAPPERS AS HE ATTEMPTED ESCAPING O

Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed DanMallam, on Sunday confirmed the killing of a lecturer at the Igbinedion University, Okada, near Benin, by suspected kidnappers. DanMallam said the lecturer, Kelvin Izevbekhai, was killed in an attempted escape bid when the victims were being marched into the forest by the kidnappers. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the gunmen were operating near Okada junction along the Benin-Lagos highway. It was learnt that the gunmen abducted Izevbekhai and other passengers in the bus they were traveling in. The driver of the mini bus was said…

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NPA TERMINATES INTELS CONTRACT OVER NON-REMITTANCE OF 145.8BIL TO FG ACCOUNT

Eromosele Abiodun After about two years of bickering, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has terminated its boats pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement with Intels Nigeria Limited. Intels is a leading integrated logistics and facilities services provider in the maritime and oil and gas logistics sectors of the economy. In a letter dated March 29, 2019, addressed to the Managing Director of Intels, which was obtained by THISDAY, NPA said the decision to revoke the contract was taken in line with Article 8 (C) of its agreement with Intels, dated February…

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TENSION IN FINANCE MINISTRY, ABUJA OVER WHO TO HANDOVER TO

By Mathias Okwe, As Two Perm. Secs Jostle To Step In Tension is brewing at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja, over plans by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed to hand over the reins to one of the permanent secretaries, Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, considered a political appointee, instead of Dr. Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, a career civil servant and bureaucrat. A valedictory Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting is billed to hold tomorrow, following which President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to appreciate the ministers for their contributions to national development,…

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I CANNOT ACCOUNT FOR HOW SECURITY VOTES WAS SPENT – AL MAKURA

Oladimeji Ramon The Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, has said it is not realistic for him to within seven days give account of how the security votes allocated to him between 2011 and 2015 were spent. He, therefore, asked to be given more time. The governor said this in response to a Freedom of Information request sent to him by anti-corruption advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. SERAP said in a statement on Sunday by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, that it received Al-Makura’s response via a letter,…

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SAHARA ENERGY IN TROUBLE OVER 15BIL BANK LOAN, COMPANY MAY BE WOUND UP

Justice must be done Akin Kuponiyi A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the Federal capital territory of Nigeria has ordered that a winding up petition filed by United Bank for Africa Plc UBA against a limited liability company KEPCO ENERGY RESOURCES NIGERIA LIMITED (RC 6900064) over the inability of the company to pay a debt of N15,221,674,976.4 be advertised in the Federal Gazette and in one other national daily. The order of the court was sequel to an application filed and argued before the court by Barrister Temilolu Adamolekun,in…

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MAN, 52 ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO DUPE OGUN CP

Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Dabup Makama ONE Tayo Ogunmola, 52, has been arrested for attempting to dupe the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama. The suspect, according to a statement by the Ogun State Police Command, Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was said to have pretended to be a herbalist and that he mistakenly sent a recharge card pin to Makama’s mobile line and pleaded that the same pin is sent back to him. The CP was said to have played along with the suspected fraudster having…

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INTRIGUES AS GBEMISOLA SARAKI BATTLES LAI MOHAMMED FOR KWARA MINISTERIAL TICKET

Gbemisola Saraki If feelers seeping out from the Kwara State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress is anything to go, there is a titanic battle currently ongoing between two of the state’s prominent people in what amounts to a straight shoot-out for control of the local chapter of the APC. Both camps have started beating the war drums ahead of the impending inauguration of the new administration. In one corner with her followers stands Gbemisola Saraki, daughter of the late strongman of Kwara politics and second republic lawmaker Olusola…

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COURT JAILS CHINESE WOMAN FOR SETTING LAGOS HOTEL ABLAZE

Justice Oshodi sentenced Zhen after she pleaded to a lesser charge of willful damage to property contrary to Section 350 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015 as part of a plea bargain agreement she entered into with the prosecution team of the Lagos State Government. But she was, however, released from prison because she had spent two year in custody  awaiting trial. While adopting the terms of the plea  bargain agreement as the judgement of the court, Justice Oshodi held that Zhen had served more than the two-year sentence…

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