Terrorists renege on promise to release 30 train hostages despite their colleagues being freed from detention

TERRORISTS who attacked the Abuja to Kaduna train on March 28 have reneged on a deal with the federal government to release the last 30 hostages they are holding after security agencies freed an equal number of their colleagues in detention.



West Ham said to be losing interest in signing Dennis amid fears that he may be disruptive

ENGLISH Premier League side West Ham are believed to have lost interest in signing Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Dennis from Watford before the end closing of the summer transfer window amid fears that he may be a disruptive influence in the dressing room.



These Commonwealth Games have got me wondering why Nigeria does not have a female presidential candidate next year


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[1] Are you aware of the fact that all 12 of the gold medals Nigeria won at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games came from our ladies

[2] In 2014 and 2010, Nigeria won 11 Commonwealth gold medals. This time we topped it with one more but in 2022, the difference is that all the medals were female 

[3] To add icing to the cake, the likes of Goodness Nwachukwu, Rafiatu Lawal, Tobi Amusan and Ese Brume set new Commonwealth records in Birmingham 


Team Nigeria into double gold figures as Amusan helps lift two more track and field medals

NIGERIA has now gone into double gold figures in the ongoing Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham after an impressive morning on the tracks today led by world champion Tobi Amusan who brought home two gold medals.



Christian Association of Nigeria chieftain urges Lalong to reject offer to be Tinubu's campaign chief

GOVERNOR Simon Lalong of Plateau State has been advised to reject the offer of serving as the director-general of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) as it would amount to e betrayal of his Christian faith.



Awoniyi puts disappointment of Premier League debut behind him and prepares for graduation

SUPER Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi has revealed that he has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management at Buckinghamshire New University in England not too far away from his new club Nottingham Forest.



Is anybody sitting down in Abuja and doing the number crunching to see what gaps in the global market Nigeria can fill as Russian products are no longer available?

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[1] Crude oil is Russia’s biggest export, accounting for $123bn of its export revenues

[2] Then, refined petroleum product exports like petrol and diesel bring in $66.2bn

[3] Gas exports fetch Russia $26.3bn

[4] Coal exports earn Russia $17.6bn

[5] Russia is also the world’s largest exporter of wheat, bringing in $8.14bn from sales in 2019


Nef says southern candidates who do not condemn killing of northerners will not be voted for in the north

NORTHERN Elders Forum (NEF) officials have expressed disgust at the ongoing killing of northerners in the south of the country saying they will reject presidential candidates who refuse to speak out against such killings. 



Team Nigeria adds two wresting and one para-shotput medals to its haul at Commonwealth Games

NIGERIA has added two wrestling hold medals to her haul at the ongoing Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham after  Odunayo Adekuroye and Blessing Oborududu emerged tops in their respective categories.



Governor Oyetola submits formal petition challenging Adeleke's victory in Osun State

GOVERNOR Gboyega Oyetola has formally challenged the recent victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the recent Osun State gubernatorial elections submitting a 1,240 page petition at the election petition tribunal.




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