The Police Protest: Our Collective Shame

By Comfort Obi The photograph which graced the front pages of national dailies on Tuesday, July 3, was a national shame. It is our collective embarrassment. There they were, hundreds of our Policemen, shabbily dressed, wearing different colours of berets/headgears, brandishing their guns, sticks, clubs and green leaves. They are of the once feared Mobile Police Force, PMF. Until they were demystified by the Nigerian big man and woman, who reduced them to houseboys, luggage and handbag carriers, they were, at once, both respected and revered. Members of the public…

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Ikeme Opens Cancer Centre

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, on Tuesday made the first public appearance after he was diagnosed with leukaemia last year. He was seen at Solihull, England, where he went to open a new chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital. Ikeme, 32, who, in June revealed he is in remission, isn’t yet ready to speak publicly about his illness. But he was all smiles as he joined Black Sabbath rock legend, Tony Iommi, to open the cancer care unit, reports Express & Star. Ikeme was there as a form of thank-you to…

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Otedola Tanker Fire: Senate Probes NNPC, FRSC

The Senate has called on the Nigeria Police and the Federal Road Safety Corps to investigate the circumstances surrounding the explosion of a tanker laden with premium motor spirit (petrol) in Lagos last Thursday. The Senate also plans to meet with the FRSC and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to seek amendment of extant laws needed to check accidents involving articulated vehicles. This was based on a motion at the plenary on Wednesday by Senator Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos-East), in conjunction with senators Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos-Central) and Solomon Adeola (Lagos-West). A…

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Mahrez Set For Manchester City Move

Riyad Mahrez is set to secure a move to English champions Manchester City from Leicester for a reported fee of £60m ($79m) seven months after the Foxes turned down an offer from City, according to British media reports on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Algerian international – whose performances in Leicester’s astonishing title win in 2016 earned him the players player of the year award – is according to Sky Sports News due to undergo a medical at City later this week. Mahrez — who signed from French side Le Havre for…

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Shehu Sani Set To Quit APC

By Akinwale Kasali Senator Shehu Sani has revealed plans to further aggravate the defection tsunami set to hit the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone told the media yesterday that some aggrieved members of the APC are set to dump the party. He told reporters in Abuja, on Tuesday, that the new APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole  assumed office at a time it had become too late to reconcile them with the party. Sani said, “I wish Adams has come earlier because like I said these…

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Why Buhari Is Deceiving Igbos;His Plots Against the South east

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Rattled by the scanty crowd at the South east APC mega rally for President Muhammadu Buhari held in Owerri, the Imo state capital Tuesday, July 2018, the party is now exploring other means to make the South east embrace it with the  view of capturing Igbo votes for the 2019 presidential election. Impeccable sources told The Source that eggheads in the APC are now convinced that the dummy the party is selling to the region to the effect that voting Buhari in 2019 will translate into the…

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2019: Obasanjo’s Rising Profile in the South-west Unnerves Presidency

By Uche Mbah Former president Obasanjo has in recent times been making inroads into the south west geopolitical zone in his bid to unseat the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, in 2019. His coalition has been working behind the scene in his bid to bring over thirty political parties together in a mega force. It is understood by many that various platforms are being utilized for the coalition to come to agreements over the political relevance of each group. Surprisingly, the former president is prepared to bend over backwards, even to…

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Maradona Set To Return As Argentine Coach

Former Argentina Coach and 1986 wold cup winning Argentine captain, Diego Maradona wants to return to the position of Argentina coach and is willing to work for free, as Jorge Sampaoli faces pressure to resign following their World Cup travails. Speaking on his “Hand of God” television show, the 57-year-old Maradona, who coached Argentina for two years from 2008-10, said it was painful to see the current state of the national team. I would return to leading the national team and I would do it for free, I wouldn’t ask…

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President Macron Thrilled At Afrikan Shrine

Femi Kuti, Afrobeat musician and son of music legend Fela Kuti, thrilled French President Emmanuel Macron and guests alongside dancehall singer Yemi Alade at the New Afrika Shrine on Tuesday. Both of them were among entertainers and industry experts gathered at the Shrine to celebrate Fela’s legacy during the visit of the French President. Macron, who visited the shrine to inaugurate the African Cultural season to be hosted in France in 2020, is believed to be the first real President to enter the shrine. The event, hosted by Banky W…

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