CLERICS, POLITICIANS MANIPULATING NIGERIANS FOR THEIR. SELFISH MOTIVES- ARCHBISHOP OLUBUNMI OKOGIE

Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, added the new generation of preachers manipulating religion for political and economic gains as part of the country’s woes. He also said the country’s tribal, religious and other diversities were not in themselves problematic, but for a political class that would set Nigerians of one community against Nigerians of another community. The cleric said these in his 60th independence anniversary message to Nigerians, noting that “we need to be rescued from those who would manipulate our ethnic,…

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OLUJIMI SPEAKS ON APC ALLEGATION THAT FAYEMI BRIBED JUDGES FOR HER TO RECLAIM HER SENATORIAL MANDATE

Governor Kayode Fayemi Rotimi Ojomoyela – Ado-Ekiti Former Minority leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi has said there was no truth in the report that Ekiti state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi bribed both the Ekiti Senatorial Tribunal and Appeal Court Judges at on her behalf to reclaim her stolen senatorial seat. She was reacting to the allegation made by a group of All Progressives Congress members led by Senator Tony Adeniyi that Fayemi unilaterally changed the venue of the Appeal Court sitting and influenced the judges to subvert justice in her favour.…

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NIGERIA@60: NO TIME TO CELEBRATE YET SAYS FORMER INEC BOSS, ATTAHIRU JEGA

Kayode Oyero A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, has said rather than celebrating on the occasion of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary, government officials and the citizens should reflect on the future of the country. He said politicians are only focused on getting into office without preparing for what to do when elected. This, he said, has led to “lot of wastefulness” of taxpayers’ money. Jega spoke on Thursday while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme. He said, “Nigeria has come a long way in the…

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MESSI FACES RONALDO AS BARCELONA BATTLES JUVENTUS AT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE, SEE OTHER FEATURES

James Westwood Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will face off for the first time since the latter’s move to Turin from Real Madrid two years ago Barcelona will face Juventus in the group stage of the Champions League after they were paired together in Group G in the draw, which took place in Geneva on Thursday. The heavyweight fixture will see Cristiano Ronaldo come up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for the first time since his move to Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018. The two men, who have shared 11 of the last…

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ARSENAL’S BUKAYO SAKA CHOOSES ENGLAND OVER NIGERIA

  ‌ Sodiq Oyeleke with agency report Arsenal’s starlet, Bukayo Saka, has been handed his first senior England call-up. The player was on Thursday named in England’s squad for games against Wales, Belgium, and Denmark. He was born in England to Nigerian parents and had an option to pick either of the countries. In a tweet, Saka indicated an interest in accepting the invitation to play for the Three Lions, putting to rest the expectation that he may feature for Nigeria. However, until he plays an official game match for…

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I CAN RECOVER 10BIL DOLLARS FOR BUHARI WITHIN 30 DAYS- MAINA

AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Malam Abdulrasheed Maina, has expressed readiness to use his technical expertise to recover not less than $10bn for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari within 30 days. Maina made this statement in commemoration of the 60th Independence Anniversary from his hospital bed after surgery. The statement signed by Maina’s Media Aide, Aliyu Musa, said the former Pension boss believes such money could help fix infrastructure deficits, fuel subsidy and ameliorate the electricity tariff which will ultimately put the…

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11-YR OLD GIRL RAPED TO DEATH IN LAGOS

Adebisi Onanuga An 11-year- girl, Favour Okechukwu, was on Thursday raped to death. The incident occurred at No 4 Olarenwaju street, Ejigbo, Lagos State around 3:00 to 4:00 am on Thursday. Sources at Ejigbo Police station where the incident was reported confirmed the arrest of five suspects over the matter. President, International Child Initiative and Women Development Foundation (ICI-WODEF), Mrs. Helen Ibeji told The Nation that the girl came back from school on Wednesday. “Her mother sent her to buy gala and that was the last time she saw her.…

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FG IMPLEMENTS NEW VISA FEES AND POLICY

Nigerian Government has approved the implementation of New Visa Policy (NVP) and new Visa fees. The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Mr Muhammad Babandede made this known in a statement by the Service Spokesman, Mr Sunday James on Thursday in Abuja. Babandede said that the implementation of the new visa fees and Nigeria Visa Policy (NVP) 2020 commenced on Thursday. “The service wishes to inform the general public and the international community of the new visa fees approved by the Minister of Interior, Mr Ra’uf Aregbesola, which is based…

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REVOLUTIONNOW PROTESTERS ARRESTED IN LAGOS, OSUN, SEE PICS

Police on Thursday arrested about 30 #RevolutionNow protesters in Lagos after they took to the streets to express their displeasure against bad governance in the country, Igbere TV reports. In Lagos, the protesters marched from the streets of Ojota to Maryland, chanting songs of solidarity. In Osogbo, Osun State capital, security operatives dispersed protesters who converged at Nelson Mandela Park, Old Garage around 9 am. Despite the clampdown, the protesters regrouped at Oke-Fia junction and later marched through Old Garage, Orisunbare and Ola-Iya junction, chanting anti-government songs and distributing flyers…

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OIL PRICE: BUHARI UNDER FIRE FOR COMPARING NIGERIA WITH BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari has come under attack for saying it makes no sense for petrol to be cheaper in Nigeria than Saudi Arabia. Buhari had said this while justifying the recent hike in petroleum price during his Independence Day broadcast on Thursday. He had said, “In the circumstances, a responsible government must face realities and take tough decisions. Petroleum prices in Nigeria are to be adjusted. We sell now at N161 per litre. “Further afield, Egypt charges N211 per litre. Saudi Arabia charges N168 per litre. It makes no sense for…

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