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Ronaldo, Bale on UEFA best player shortlist

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale headlined a 10-man shortlist announced on Monday for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. Ronaldo struck the winning spot-kick as Real claimed an 11th Champions League title, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties in May, before leading his country to Euro 2016 glory. Fellow Portugal and Real team-mate Pepe …

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Forgery case:Malami has a lot to explain, says Senate

The Senate has stated that it has been vindicated by the Thursday ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole which described the forgery case filed against its presiding officers as an abuse of court process and a decision taken against public interest. In a statement signed by its spokesman on Media and Public …

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Kidnapped expatriate contractors in Niger Delta released – police

Seven contractors, including three Australians and a South African, have been released unharmed four days after they were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, the police and a state security adviser said on Sunday. Reports say police had earlier given accounts of how many had been seized and what their nationalities were, and that they all worked for cement company …

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US Sex scandal: Accused lawmakers deny allegation, insist on proof

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, mandated its committees on Ethics and Privileges and Foreign Affairs to investigate alleged sexual misconduct against three of its members. This followed a motion brought under Order six, Rules two and 22 of the House Standing Orders by one of the accused, Rep. Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue). In the motion, Gbillah described the action …

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Niger Delta Avengers Breaks Truce, Blows Up NNPC Pipeline in Akwa Ibom

There are indications that efforts by the Federal government to negotiate with the Niger Delta Avengers may have run into stormy waters as the militant group revealed on Thursday that it has blown up a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Share on: WhatsApp

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Buhari’s medical trip, a blot on Nigeria’s image – Dr. Enabulele

By Dr. Osahon Enabulele   I heard with shock and disappointment the statement issued on Sunday, June 5, 2016, by the Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to Mr. President, informing the general public that President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed on a 10-day medical vacation to London from Monday, June 6, 2016, during which period he is billed to see an …

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FG to withdraw troops from Niger Delta communities, opts for dialogue

The Federal government has directed that troops should be withdrawn from Niger Delta communities as part of efforts to find an amicable solution to the spate of pipelines vandalism in the oil producing region. The directive was given at the end of an emergency  security council meeting which took place on Tuesday with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presiding. The meeting, …

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Buhari not incapacitated – Adesina

The Presidency on Monday maintained that President Muhammadu Buhari is not incapacitated by his ear infection from carrying out his functions. The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who spoke with reporters at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja as the President was leaving for London, said it was wrong to refer to the …

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