U.S. indicts Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema, for fraud

Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes. The international airline’s Chief of Administration and …

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586 ex-Boko Haram militants to be rehabilitated

No fewer than 586 ex-Boko Haram militants on Friday, arrived Gombe State for a De-Radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme. Maj.-Gen. Bamidele Shafa, Coordinator Operation Safe Corridor (OSC) handed over the ex-militants to Brig. Gen. Musa Ibrahim, the Camp Commander, OSC Malam-Sidi Camp, in Lawanti town in Akko Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. …

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Trump says he will allow states to import prescription drugs to lower costs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will soon release a plan to let Florida and other states import prescription medicines to combat high drug prices, and he blasted the Democrat-led House for not going far enough in a drug-pricing bill. “We will soon be putting more options on the table,” …

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EXAMINATION WAR: Candidates engage WAEC in legal battle over cancelled results

Many candidates seeking to use their West African Examination (WAEC) results to gain admission into higher institutions of learning have at various times had their plans jeopardized as their results are either cancelled or withheld without explanation. The Nation gathered that some candidates have had their academic careers in higher institutions ruined because they found out very …

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‘Use positions under their partners’ – Conte offers bizarre sex advice to his Inter players

The Nerazzurri boss had some tips for the optimum position to use during intercourse to avoid his star names becoming tired Inter boss Antonio Conte has bizarrely offered advice to his players when it comes to their performance in the bedroom, urging them to only have sex for short periods and use positions where they are …

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Trump on impeachment: ‘I want a trial’

President Trump said Friday that he wants an impeachment trial in the Senate if the House votes to impeach him. “I want a trial,” Trump said during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning. “There’s nothing there.” Trump also cast doubt on whether the House would vote to impeach him, insisting his phone call with …

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Handle antibiotics with care, Pharmacists warn Nigerians

Some pharmacists have advised Nigerians to handle antibiotics with care by completing their prescribed dosage and avoid ingesting antibiotics without appropriate testing and prescription. According to them, this will help to guard against antibiotics resistance and associated health conditions that may arise from indiscriminate consumption of antibiotics. They spoke on Friday at an event organsied …

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‘I will be your father, friend, girlfriend… whatever you want’ – Details of Jose Mourinho’s first speech to Tottenham players revealed

Details have emerged of the first opening message Jose Mourinho gave to his players at his new club, Tottenham. The 56-year-old former Man U, Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager was appointed on Wednesday on a deal until the end of the 2022-23 season and will face West Ham on Saturday with the club slumped …

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Stop accusing Buhari of disobeying court orders – Prof Itse Sagay tells Nigerians

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Prof. Itse Sagay, has told Nigerians to stop accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of disobeying court orders. The PACAC Chairman who addressed reporters after a round table discussion on a proposed bill on the Jury Service Act on Thursday November 21, alleged that some judgements passed in Nigerian courts came from …

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After politics, Banky W announces return to music in 2020

Nigerian RnB sensation, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, who went into politics in 2018 has now hinted at a likely comeback in 2020 saying he plans to do at least one album in the coming year.   This announcement was made this morning, via his Twitter account, as he responded to a tweet from a …

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Omoyele Sowore sues DSS, demands N500m over his continued detention

Omoyele Sowore has sued the Department of State Services (DSS) over his arrest and continued detention since August 3, 2019.   According to SaharaReporters, Sowore is asking the court to order the DSS to pay him N500m as general and aggravated damages for his ”detention and illegal violation of fundamental rights.” The activist made the …

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Blow for Arsenal as Ceballos ruled out until mid-December

The 23-year-old picked up a hamstring injury against Vitoria on November 6 but is likely to be fit for the busy festive schedule Arsenal have been dealt an injury blow following news that midfielder Dani Ceballos will remain on the sidelines until mid-December. The Spain international picked up a hamstring injury against Vitoria on November 6 and sat out the …

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Pique plans to see out career at Barcelona in 2022 & won’t represent any other side

Gerard Pique has reiterated that Barcelona will be the final club of his career, with the defender planning to see out a contract through to 2022. The World Cup winner returned to his roots in Catalunya back in 2008 after spending four years with Manchester United. The 32-year-old has gone on to take in over 500 appearances for Barca, …

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Mourinho now the ‘humble’ one & expects to make ‘new mistakes’ at Spurs

The Portuguese, who has filled top jobs across Europe in the past, claims to have learned from an enforced break as he steps back into the dugout Jose Mourinho has been special and happy in the past, with the new Tottenham boss now claiming to be “humble” as he prepares to make “new mistakes” in another Premier …

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Man paddles canoe for 20hrs to celebrate Lyon’s victory in Bayelsa

A 29-year-old man, Duke Surveyor Timipa, an indigene of Dukegbene community in Opuama Kingdom, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa state, has paddled a canoe for about 20 hours covering a distance of about 100km to celebrate the victory of the state’s Governor-Elect, Chief David Lyon at the poll. Timipa started his journey pulling his …

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“I’m not going to shut the f*ck up” Chimamanda says about being an advocate for feminism

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has said she will not be silenced while advocating for gender equality. The author said this on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, while receiving an award at the “Equality Now.” She said: “I was a feminist long before I knew what the word meant. Not because I read books but because I observed …

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The pretence of Nigerians against Buhari’s government amazes me – Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay has taken a swipe at Nigerians who question the change President Buhari has brought in the anti-corruption war.  Sagay who led members of the committee on a solidarity visit to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday November 20, said the …

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Cristiano Ronaldo hits back at claims he secretly married his girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez in Morocco

Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has denied reports that he secretly got married to his long-term girlfriend, Georgina Rodríguez.  This comes after Novella 2000 magazine in Italy reported on Wednesday that the footballer, 34, and the 25-year-old Spanish beauty had quietly tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in Morocco. Those reports have since been picked …

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The Nigerian system is a joke, criminals have hijacked the country – 2Face

Ace Nigerian singer, 2Face has expressed disappointment with the way the country is being governed by its leaders.  The singer who described the Nigerian system as a joke, added that the country has been hijacked by criminals. 2Face however expressed hope that the younger generation might steer the country towards a positive path.  He tweeted “Naija …

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South African mother in court for cutting off penis of man who allegedly raped and murdered her 5-year-old daughter

A 23-year-old mother Veronique Makwena appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, November 20, for assaulting and cutting off penis of man who allegedly raped and murdered her 5-year-old daughter in August. Makwena, her sister-in-law, Noxolo Manelin (pictured above), together with a family friend Siyabonga Pakade, have been charged with attempted murder. The …

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Bill for electronic voting passes second reading

The Bill to ensure electronic voting and direct transmission of results from polling units to a central database passed its second reading on the floor of the Nigerian senate on Wednesday November 20.  The Bill titled ‘A Bill for an Act to amend the Electoral Act, 2020’ was sponsored by Deputy Senate President and senator representing …

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Nigerians gloat as AKA grudgingly congratulates Burna Boy on his Grammy nomination

Nigerians have taken to AKA’s Twitter account to gloat after he grudgingly congratulated Burna Boy on his Grammy nomination. The South African rapper, who has been involved in a Twitter feud with Burna Boy, was forced to congratulate the Nigerian singer when a Twitter user tweeted at him and asked what he had to say about …

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Largest online scam syndicate busted in Malaysia as nearly 1000 Chinese nationals are arrested

The largest online scam syndicate operated by Chinese nationals in Malaysia was on Wednesday, November 20, busted by the country’s Immigration department. According to reports, authorities arrested 680 suspected Chinese scammers at a six-storey building in Cyberjaya while many escaped during the raid. Immigration Department director-general, Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud confirmed the arrest and said they …

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