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IPMAN to Commence Work on Multi-billion Naira Refinery

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) is set to commence work on its proposed $3 billion (N1.08 trillion) refinery in two states in the federation. The National President of the association, Mr Chinedu Okoronkwo, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday. IPMAN had […]

Arsenal welcome Aubameyang

Arsenal on Wednesday gave the red carpet to former Borussian Dortmund striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, their third signing and most expensive deal  of the January transfer window. Aubameyang signed for a reported club-record £56million. Simultaneously, the club also jacked up the salary package of midfielder Mesut Ozil, who joined from Real Madrid in 2013, five years […]

Obasanjo’s Coalition group launched

About a week after former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote a damning letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, his touted Coalition Movement has been launched in Abuja. The movement was launched at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre. The former president in a lengthy and critical public statement on Tuesday, January 23 suggested the formation of the movement […]

Trump insists on Border Wall, cancels Visa Lottery

U.S. President Donald Trump urged lawmakers on Tuesday to work toward bipartisan compromises, but pushed a hard line on immigration, insisting on a border wall and other concessions from Democrats as part of any deal to protect the children of illegal immigrants. Trump, in his first State of the Union speech, gave no ground on […]

Cech wrecks Arsenal at Swansea

Petr Cech’s howler rocked Arsenal as they crashed to a shock 3-1 defeat at Swansea, while Liverpool cruised to victory over Huddersfield on Tuesday. Arsenal goalkeeper Cech’s miscued attempt to clear allowed Jordan Ayew to slot home Swansea’s second goal at the Liberty Stadium. It was the killer blow for Arsenal, who had already seen […]

Grammy: Shakira makes history

Pop singer, Shakira marked an historical feat at the Grammys on Sunday, when she became the first artist to win Best Latin Pop Album twice. The Columbian native won the award category for her album ‘Eldorado’ following her 2001 win in the same award category for her live album ‘MTV Unplugged’. Shakira, who is a […]

Olamide Loses Mom

Just few hours after he celebrated his son’s birthday, YBNL Boss, Olamide has been bereaved… He lost his mother on his son’s birthday. The “science student” crooner, had earlier penned a birthday message to his son, which reads; “Happy birthday 🎉🎈🎂🎊🎁 Batifèori Maximiliano Adedeji ❤️❤️❤️❤️ more life young King 🤴🏾 from Dad,your best pal.” About 4 hours after, he mourned his mom […]

Kenya: Ralia Odinga May Face Treason Charges

Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has defiled government’s warning and sworn-in himself as “the people’s president” and could face treason trial. The government had warned that he risked being charged for treason, an offence punishable by death. In spite of the warning, he took a symbolic oath of office on Tuesday. Odinga, who boycotted the […]

Sisuku Julius Ayuk Tabe, 46 Others deported to Cameroon

A key Cameroonian separatist leader, Julius Ayuk Tabe and 46 others, some of whom were  arrested in Abuja earlier this month have  been deported by Nigerian authorities to Cameroon. Ayuk and the others were deported  on Friday to Yaounde, Ayuk’s  lawyer, Abdul Oroh, a former member of the House of Representatives and human rights activist  […]

South Africa: Two persons arrested smuggling $500K to Dubai

South Africa’s Revenue Service has arrested two  persons  after $568,489 (R6.7m )of undeclared currency was seized in baggage checked-in for a flight from Johannesburg to Dubai. “Customs Officials at OR Tambo International Airport intercepted two passengers travelling to Dubai as they were about to board their flight [on Thursday],” the SA Revenue Service’s acting spokesperson […]
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