Mourinho Blows Hot

By Akinwale Kasali Following the abysmal display of the Manchester United players over the weekend against Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford during the 0-0 draw against the London Club in the Barclays English Premier League match, coach of the team, Jose Mourinho has told the players to stay back at their respective homes if they are unable to withstand the pressure the Manchester club is facing at the moment. Mourinho said the words is directed at the underachieving players to “stay at home” if they cannot handle the pressure to…

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Buhari Cancels Casual Leave To Honour Boko Haram Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his planned five-day “casual leave’’ as a mark of respect for victims of Boko Haram attacks across the battlefields in the Northeast zone of the country. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the President had planned to spend the casual leave at his home country, Daura, Katsina State from November 27 to December 2. The president, according to NAN, had earlier cancelled his official trip to Benin City, Edo, where he was initially billed to inaugurate the Edo-Azura Power Plant and grace the Chief of Army Staff Annual…

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Okorocha Pledges Allegiance To APC

By Akinwale Kasali Imo State Governor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha has said that he is still an active member of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, and he remains unshakable in his quest to lead the party to victory come 2019. Okorocha made this known at the Government House, Owerri, during a media parley. He also stressed that the candidate of the party in the state for the 2019 gubernatorial poll, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, remained the best candidate for the election in the state. The outspoken governor said that national chairman…

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Customs: Seme Controller Gets A Respite

By Bayo Bernard Comptroller Muhammed Uba Garba of the Seme Command of the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS has unknowingly saved himself from the wrath of decision makers at customs headquarters in Abuja and what would have turned out his redeployment from the command, few months after he took charge. Last week, the command announced the seizures worth millions of naira have and arrest of some notorious smugglers . The comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali had in August this year effected a minor shake up leading to the…

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How Churches Are Killing Women – Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu

Ondo state First Lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, talks about how some Churches are sending women to their early graves, her pride in the Yoruba culture, the girl-child, womanhood and, being an Igbo daughter. Excerpts: Your Excellency, tell us about yourself I’m from Emeabiam in the Owerri West Local Government of Imo state. My parents were teachers, but my mother at a point in time, left teaching and faced trading. I grew up in the rural areas. In those days, teachers were looked upon as number one citizens in every village. Many parents…

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