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Ikpeazu, Okorocha, Ishaku emerge Abia, Imo, Taraba Govs

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By   23 hours ago

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship candidates in Abia and Taraba States, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and Darius Ishaku respectively and their Imo State counterpart, Chief Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, have won the rerun polls held on Saturday. Results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC yesterday, showed that Okorocha polled […]

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Kukah mocks Mbaka over prophecies on Jonathan, Buhari

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By   23 hours ago

Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has the activities of those who claim to be prophets were among Nigeria’s biggest problems. The clergyman described such people as two-edged swords who have consistently deceived and confused Nigerians using God’s name. In a lecture entitled “Transition to Democracy: Can Nigeria Ride the Wave?” which […]

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2015 POLLS: THE BETRAYERS

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By   23 hours ago

Though President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat to his All Progressives Congress, APC rival, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), ahead of the conclusion of the collation and release of results of the 2015 presidential election, it does not remove from the fact that there are many of the President’s party men who worked against his success at […]

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ELECTORAL MALPRACTICE 25 INEC OFFICIALS ARRESTED

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By   2 days ago

Police in Imo State yesterday arrested no fewer than 25 ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that participated in the conduct of the supplementary governorship and state assembly election in the state over alleged thumb printing of ballot papers in favour of one of the political parties. Also arrested by security […]

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Blood scarcity looms

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By   2 days ago

National Blood Transfusion Service, NBTS, may soon close shop due to inadequate funding. Coordinator of Abuja Centre of National Blood Transfusion Service, Dr. Omo Izedonmwen, who spoke with Nigerian Pilot Sunday, said the survival of the agency is uncertain as it is likely to close shop in September, when funding from the principal source is […]

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Boko Haram retakes Borno town from military

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By   2 days ago

Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly retaken Marte town in Borno State, one of the states hit hard by the insurgents in the last six years. Nigerian Pilot Sunday recalls that this is the third time Boko Haram has seized control of Marte, which was recently recaptured by the military as part of its counterterrorism campaign […]

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Senator Adeyemi’s case at tribunal waste of time —Dino Melaye

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By   21 hours ago

OTUNBA Dino Melaye, the Kogi West Senatorial District, senator-elect in the just concluded general election has described the recent move by the district’s incumbent, Senator Smart Adeyemi to challenge the result of the said election at the election tribunal as ‘normal’, saying that it may turn out to be an exercise in futility. In a […]

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APC not turning Nigeria into a one party state — Chieftain

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By   23 hours ago

A CHIEFTAIN of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Akwa Ibom, Chief Inibehe Okori has debunked insinuations that the APC was planning to turn Nigeria into a one party state. Okori who is also the party’s senatorial candidate for Akwa Ibom North East in the last National Assembly elections told newsmen in Uyo that other […]

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I had no opponent yet I wasn’t declared winner – Okori

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By   2 days ago

Chief Inibehe Okori is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC and the party’s senatorial candidate for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District. In this interview with reporters in Uyo, he maintained that his opponent in the last elections did not apply to contest for his senatorial district but was still declared the winner. […]

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Governorship inauguration and Rivers judicial crisis

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By   3 days ago

Since the victory of Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, and by extension, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Rivers State, there have been wide jubilations. The PDP in the state has gone ahead to organise victory rallies and church services in almost all the 23 local government areas of the state to celebrate the victory and […]

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Financial impropriety: APC probes party leadership in Cross River

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By   3 days ago

All Progressive Congress, APC, has constituted a panel to investigate alleged mismanagement of funds levelled against the party leadership in Cross River. The party has been embroiled in crisis for some time with the state executive committee of the party accused of financial impropriety. Members of the party had on Monday passed a vote of […]

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Has our democracy come of age?

By   3 days ago

The presidential and legislative elections has come and gone and will go down in our history as one of the most unprecedented in terms of its peaceful outcome. It has been categorised as the most free and fair election since the turn of democracy in 1999. Without mincing words, the election have not only proved […]

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Fidelity Bank donates equipment to Nigerian Navy

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By   20 hours ago

STAFF of Fidelity Bank Plc working under the auspices of Fidelity Helping Hands Programme, FHHP, a special purpose vehicle for the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, has constructed water treatment plant and donated computers and other office equipment to the Nigerian Naval Medical Centre, Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos. Commissioning the project, managing director/chief executive […]

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Institute tasks Buhari on National Transport Policy

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By   2 days ago

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) yesterday urged the President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. MuhammaduBuhari to ensure that a robust national transport policy is put in place in the country. Retired Maj.-Gen. Umar Usman, the National President of CILT, Nigeria made this plea during the institute’s Fellows and Corporate Members’ Forum in Ikoyi, Lagos. Usman […]

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Seplat Petroleum assures shareholders on dividend payment in naira

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By   2 days ago

Seplat Petroleum Development Company at the weekend assured shareholders that its dividend payment must be compliant with the country’s existing laws and regulations. This is contained in a statement in Lagos by the company’s General Counsel, Dr Mirian Kene Kachikwu. The statement said that the company irrespective of its diverse shareholder base would pay dividends […]

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Gov Wada lauded over multimillion naira Lokoja water project

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By   3 days ago

Kogi State governor, Captain Idris Wada has been commended for completing the payment of the Lokoja Greater Water Works Project despite glaring financial challenges facing the administration. Abu Micheal, Chief Press Secretary to Kogi State Deputy Governor, gave the commendation while addressing journalists in Lokoja on Thursday on the efforts of the Wada led administration […]

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UNIDO boosts sustainable industrialisation in middle-income countries

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Fostering inclusive and sustainable industrial development in middle-income countries, MICs in Europe and Central Asia through innovation and technology was the focus of an international conference that opened Thursday in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The two-day event is co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, the United Nations Industrial […]

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Africa important for EU energy future, says expert

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Chief Executive Officer, Eni Oil and Gas, Mr Claudio Descalzi says that Africa has the potential to power the European Union in years to come. This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja by the CEO. Descalzi said global energy companies had a unique role to play in helping […]

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Hazard named PFA Player of the Year

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By   13 hours ago

Eden Hazard has won the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award. Hazard, 24, has scored 13 goals and made eight assists in 33 Premier League games to help leaders Chelsea move to the cusp of the title. The award was voted for by the Belgian midfielder’s fellow professionals. Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, 21, […]

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Hazard is going no where, Mourinho tells Madrid

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By   3 days ago

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is not going anywhere, manager Jose Mourinho has warned Real Madrid. The Belgium international has lit up the Premier League this season, recording 18 goals and 10 assists to help the Blues close in on securing the title. Madrid Castilla coach Zinedine Zidane confessed on Wednesday that he is “keeping an […]

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Sunderland’s Johnson charged with child sex offences

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By   4 days ago

England footballer Adam Johnson has been charged with three child sex offences with a person under 16 and one of sexual grooming. Johnson, who was initially arrested by Durham Police on March 2, will appear before Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on May 20. “We have reviewed the available evidence in accordance with the Code for Crown […]

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Man City players back Vieira to replace Pellegrini

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By   4 days ago

Patrick Vieira has the backing of Manchester City players to replace Manuel Pellegrini should the club sack the under-fire manager. Pellegrini’s future at the Etihad Stadium is under scrutiny following a largely disappointing campaign. Vieira would be a candidate to take over from Pellegrini should the City board decide to make a change. And a […]

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Henderson signs new 5-year Liverpool deal

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By   5 days ago

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has signed a new five-year deal, worth £100,000-a-week. It ends months of talks between the parties, with the ex-Sunderland player committed to the club until 2020. “There has been talk about it for a while now,” the 24-year-old told the club website. “It’s brilliant news for me to commit my future […]

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Yaya Toure hints at Man City exit

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By   5 days ago

Manchester City’s Ivorian international has opened the door to a possible move away from the Etihad this summer. Yaya Toure has thrown his Manchester City future into doubt after revealing he is open to ‘new challenges.’ The Ivorian midfielder, who is a target for Inter Milan, also described former manager Roberto Mancini as a ‘mentor’ […]

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Okpekpe Road Race gets Ecobank as official banker

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By   21 hours ago

THE Ecobank Rapid Transfer Service has been named the official money transfer service for the 3rd Okpekpe 10km road race scheduled for May 16th in Okpekpe town, in Edo State. The Okpekpe Race, now an International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Bronze Label Race, will attract over 3000 local and international professional athletes. Also sports […]

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Ighalo clinches EPL promotion

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By   2 days ago

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has gained promotion to the EPL with his Watford teammates having secured a massive 0-2 win away from home over Brighton in their early kickoff in the Championship yesterday. Though Ighalo was unable to add to his 20- goal tally on Saturday, he provided the assist for Troy Deeney who […]

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Yakmut takes over as NSC acting DG

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By   2 days ago

Director-General of the National Sports Commission, Gbenga Elegbeleye who was sacked by the presidency last week has been replaced by Al-Hassan Yakmut who now serve as acting director general of the National Sports Commission, NSC. Nigerian Pilot sports gathered that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim has been hiding the […]

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Arsenal, Chelsea blockbuster clash: Past records have no impact – Wenger

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By   3 days ago

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger gets another opportunity to beat his old nemesis and keep the Premier League title race alive although the Frenchman insists his woeful record against Jose Mourinho will have no bearing on Arsenal’s top-of-the-table clash against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday Wenger has failed to win in 12 games against […]

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Gabon 2017 qualifier: Eagles won’t give away anything – Keshi

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By   3 days ago

Assuming Nigeria is to play next week, do you have enough players to prosecute it We don’t have certain players, right now and most of the foreign-based players we had before are not enjoying playing time on the pitch in their various club sides, it is very difficult to get the good player and to […]

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$300m mega-fight: I’ll fight Mayweather like a warrior – Pacquiao

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By   3 days ago

Manny Pacquiao said he has to fight Floyd Mayweather like it is the last of his life when he touches gloves with the undefeated American in the $300m bout on May 2. The Filipino has been installed as the underdog for the mega-fight in Las Vegas, which has been billed as the biggest sporting event […]

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How Seun Olagunju celebrated her 40th birthday

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By   3 days ago

It was celebration galore last week Saturday, April 18 when Seun Olagunju, a trailblazer in the broadcasting industry rolled out the drums to celebrate her 40th birthday. Held at M&M event Centre, beside Jimoh Ibrahim’s Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja, the ball was most splendid as notable women and men from far and wide thronged into […]

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Gen Dipo Diya’s son weds foreigner

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The household of retired Lieutenant-General Oladipo Diya, Nigeria’s former Chief of General Staff who paddled the canoe of leadership at the very apex as the second most important person in Nigeria, at a very critical time in Nigeria’s political evolution was recently thrown into exultation when the son, Oyefolarin decided to quit bachelorhood and joined […]

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Tonto Dikeh in debt scam

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By   3 days ago

Fans of popular but controversial Nollywood diva, Tonto Dikeh were on Thursday evening, April 23, shocked when a post on social network site, Instagram, accused the actress of not just debt, but fraud. The post by a lady who goes by the name Pearl, with the Instagram ID, @Pumpberry, accused Tonto Dike of owing her […]

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Xenophobia: SA rapper to perform in Zimbabwe despite reprisal scare

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By   3 days ago

Despite the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the entertainment industry in the country seems unperturbed as the country’s top rapper, Cassper Nyovest is set to perform in Zimbabwe despite xenophobia retaliation threats. Cassper insists he will perform in Zimbabwe next week despite a threatening social media post, which is making the rounds on the […]

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Audu Maikori steps down as CEO of Chocolate City

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By   3 days ago

In what has come as a surprise to music lovers in Nigeria, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of frontline record label, Chocolate City, Audu Maikori has announced his resignation as the CEO. Making the announcement at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Conference, Maikori said: “At this point I have decided to step down as CEO of Chocolate […]

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I’m yet to find my dream girl- Numero

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Abuja wave-making artiste, author of the famous ‘Kalakuta’ single, Numero has said he is yet to find the woman of his dreams. The artiste in a chat in Abuja said, “I crave to love and be loved. I am single. I have tried to get in a relationship but they are not willing to give […]

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