Nasarawa State Commissioner Says Meat Of Sick And Dead Animals Sold In Markets

Nasarawa State Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. Jameel Zakari, says some butchers in the state have been selling meat of sick and dead animals to customers. He told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lafia that his ministry had discovered the unwholesome practice and therefore vowed to sanction any butcher caught in the act. “The ministry of agriculture is working with security agencies to ensure that all those perpetrating this act are arrested and brought to justice in order to safeguard the health of the people. “We recently…

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Zidane Resigns As Real Madrid Coach

By Akinwale Kasali Few days after winning his third consecutive UEFA Champions League trophy with Real Madrid, coach Zinedine Zidane is set to bid the Los Bloncos farewell. Zidane made this disclosure earlier today that he was leaving the Spanish giants, which is presently surprising to many soccer fans and analysts around the world. “I have taken the decision to not continue next year as Real Madrid coach. After three years I need another discourse, another method of working,” he told a hastily convened press conference. Zidane has called a…

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Punch Newspapers Chairman, Gbadebowale Aboderin Dies

The Chairman, PUNCH Nigeria Limited, Mr. Gbadebowale Wayne  Aboderin, is dead. He died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6.05am after a heart surgery at the First Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi, Lagos, at the age of 60. He was also Chairman, PUNCH Commercial Printing Limited  and  Lukahed Properties Limited. He attended the Government College, Ibadan; and trained as a pilot in the United States. A sports enthusiast and philanthropist, he was the founder and chairman of the Dolphins Female Basketball Foundation, and also a former chairman of the Lagos State Basketball Association.…

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Jega,National Assembly: Nigeria’s Bribery Syndicate

By Oji Odu Jega: Members of the National Assembly are bribe takers. National Assembly: You nko? You no dey give? In short mention those involved in this act, both the givers and takers. The above dramatic capture of the bribery allegation war between former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega and members of the National Assembly has not only gone viral, but exposed Nigeria to more ridicule to the outside world in recent times. Are the nation’s legislators guilty of such despicable act which has become a pathetic tag…

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Nigerian Elders Looking For Relevance

By Stephen Ubanna Ahead of the 2019 general elections , the northern and southern  Elders Forum appear to have  found the need to forge a united front to form a formidable  group  to be able to influence  the government on issues of national importance. They  may have realised that  past and present governments  were not taking  their views serious  because of the divergent  Elders Forums with divergent views  across the country pushing for their  interest to be represented in government. Some of the extant groups which the   Elders from the…

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Melaye Dumps APC, Returns To PDP

By Akinwale Kasali A Faction of All progressives Congress, APC, made up of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, decampees, known as nPDP, has started making good their threats to dismantle President Muhammadu Buhari from office. Upon his return to the senate on Wednesday, after his long absence from the Upper Chamber, Senator Dino Melaye, formally announced his return to PDP. Reliable National Assembly sources told this magazine that Melaye, like the biblical John the Baptist is a fore-runner to the massive return of PDP decampees who had joined the APC in…

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Rohr May Likely Drop Agbo, Akpeyi, Echiejile, Awaziem

By Akinwale Kasali As Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is set to name a 25-man team that will jet out of Abuja to London, England today after the team’s meeting president Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa later today before traveling to London to face the three lions of England, insinuations is rife that the Super Eagles gaffer is likely to drop Elderson Echiejile, Chidozie Awaziem, Stephen Eze, Uche Agbo and Daniel Akpeyi. The magazine can authoritatively disclose that the French-German tactician, Rohr, was visibly annoyed with his left backs,…

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Melaye Storms Senate In Style

By Akinwale Kasali After several weeks of absence at the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, attended plenary on Wednesday in a cervical collar and with a walking stick. This was the first time the embattled lawmaker will attend the plenary after over one month of absence. The reason for Melaye’s absence in the senate is not far-fetched, as he had been involved in struggles with men of the Nigeria Police before his arraignment before Abuja and Kogi State courts over alleged gun-running, attempted suicide among…

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2019: Grand Coalition to Oust Buhari

  By Uche Mbah History has been repeating itself since President Buhari took over at the inception of the current All Progressives Congress, APC government. The political gladiators has remained the same, and the parties are simply the vehicles the political class use for their subjugation of the populace. “There is no political parties in Nigeria, rather we have the political class”, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain was overheard last week telling a colleague. They only look for avenues to realise their ambitions. “That is why cross carpeting has become…

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Alcoholic Coca-Cola Berths In Japan

Coca-Cola launched its first ever alcoholic drink on Monday in Japan — a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits that seeks to capitalise on the growing popularity of “chuhai” alcopops enjoyed especially by young women. Although the US firm dabbled in the wine business in the 1970s, the experiment in Japan is “unique” in the company’s 125-year history, said Coca-Cola Japan president, Jorge Garduno. From Monday, three new “Lemon-Do” drinks — containing three, five and seven percent alcohol — will be available in the southern Kyushu region of Japan. A…

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