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More trouble at Olympics as Nigerian officials refuse to give athletes phones donated by sponsor Samsung

NIGERIAN athletes at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics are at loggerheads with sports officials over their allocation of phones given to competitors from each participating country by telecommunications giant and sponsor Samsung.

 

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I hope President Buhari is telling Prime Minister Johnson that Nigeria needs a lot more from her former colonial master Britain that just photo opportunities. I expect him to present a wish-list that looks like this to Downing Street

Ayo Akinfe

[1] According to Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) UK-Nigeria trade was worth £3.4bn in 2016. President Buhari should demand that this be boosted to around £50bn over the next five years. There are sectors like power, automobiles, railways, healthcare, etc where Britain has a lot of expertise that is badly needed in Nigeria

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Deputy police commissioner Abba Kyari denies receiving bribe from Hushpuppi to jail business partner

 

DEPUTY police commissioner Abba Kyari has denied receiving a bribe from a Nigerian Instagram celebrity Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi in response to his recent indictment by a US court over the matter.

 

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Kano State government plans to introduce strict Sharia law banning women from driving

KANO State government is planning to introduce a new law that will prohibit women from driving automobiles as part of a renewed enforcement of the strict Sharia code which regards allowing women to drive as un-Islamic.

 

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DSS fails to produce Sunday Igboho's 12 arrested aides in court at today's hearing

DEPARTMENT of State Services (DSS) officials failed to produce Sunday Adeyemo's 12 associates arrested during the July 1 raid on his Ibadan residence in court earlier today when the matter was heard in the Abuja Federal High Court.

 

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Asari Dokubo warns Ipob to leave the name Biafra alone as it is Ijaw and not Igbo

NIGER Delta Peoples Salvation Force (NDPSF) leader Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has lashed out at the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) for trying to claim the name Biafra as Igbo property revealing that it was originally coined by an Ijaw man.

 

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Okagbare lashes out at Nigerian sports officials after 10 athletes are banned from Tokyo Olympics

NIGERIA'S sprint queen Blessing Okagbare has hit out at the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) over its negligence after 10 of the country's track and field athletes were balled from participating in the Tokyo Olympics for failing to meet international doping guidelines.

 

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As the London summit is about nations agreeing uniform standards, I would settle for President Buhari bringing Nigeria level with Pakistan by the end of his tenure in 2023

Ayo Akinfe

[1] How many Nigerians know that Pakistan is actually the most similar nation to Nigeria on earth? In terms of population, GDP, generated electricity, literacy rates, number of hospital beds, kilometres of tarred roads, level of corruption, religious fanaticism, etc, the figures obtainable in both countries are almost identical, except in a few areas. If you were looking for a nation to twin Nigeria with, it would be Pakistan

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Nearly 200 NYSC members murdered across the northwest this year as kidnapping escalates

ABOUT 189 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been murdered in Zamfara and Kaduna states with another 376 abducted as the growing insecurity ravaging the northwest of the country shows no sign of abating.

 

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Armed kidnappers abduct seven Nigerian Navy officers enroute to Sapele in Edo State

SEVEN men serving with the Nigerian Navy have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along the Sapele-Warri Road in Edo State as the country's ongoing insecurity crisis spirals out of control.

 

Apparently, the officers were ambushed and kidnapped while travelling to Delta State from Kaduna State. Police spokesman Kotongs Bello, who confirmed the incident, said that fortunately, the Edo State Police Command had managed to rescue five of the abducted officers.

 

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