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By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Gusau continued his tour of Europe with a visit to William Troost-Ekong and Zaidu Sanusi. Troost-Ekong and Sanusi are currently recuperating from injuries. Centre-back Troost-Ekong sustained the injury while in action for Nigeria at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The 30-year-old underwent surgery few days after the completion of the competition. Gusau held discussion with Troost-Ekong on the importance of the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa and Benin Republic. The NFF boss was also in France last week to ascertain how well…

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Nigereia’s Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo, has directed the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to suspend Dana Air, a day after one of the airline’s planes skidded off the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos runway. The minister also ordered a comprehensive audit of the airline. The audit will encompass all aspects of safety protocols, maintenance procedures, and financial health to ensure full compliance with the aviation sector’s regulations. In a letter to the NCAA Director-General titled ‘Immediate Suspension of Dana Air Pending Safety and Financial Health Audit’, the minister said the move was necessary to ensure safety and regulatory compliance. “As…

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the takeoff of the first phase of the Consumer Credit Scheme. Consumer credit serves as the lifeblood of modern economies, enabling citizens to enhance their quality of life by accessing goods and services upfront, paying responsibly over time. It facilitates crucial purchases, such as homes, vehicles, education, and healthcare, essential for ongoing stability to pursue their aspirations.  Through responsible repayment, individuals build credit histories, unlocking more opportunities for a better life. Additionally, the increased demand for goods and services stimulates local industry and job creation. The President believes every hardworking Nigerian should have access to…

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Remand By Amen Gajira Kafanchan (Kaduna) April 24, 2024 (NAN) A Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, on Wednesday ordered that a 32-year-old man, Tony Chigoke should be remanded in a correction facility for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) charged Chigoke with rape, contrary to section 259 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.Chigoke , The presiding judge, Michael Bawa, however declined to take Chigoke’s plea for lack of jurisdiction to hear the matter. Bawa directed the prosecutor to forward the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal…

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A 44-year-old man, Olufemi Ololade was on Wednesday docked in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, for allegedly impersonating a lawyer. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that defendant of undisclosed address is charged with impersonation. The defendant , however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olabisi Ogunkanmi, admittd the defendant to bail in the sum of N1million with two sureties in like sum. Ogunkanmi said one of the sureties must be a Civil servant on GL 14, while the second sureties must be a blood relation. She adjourned the matter until Aug. 6,…

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Tragedy struck as newborn baby drowns inside a well at Ruguzau in Takai Local Government Area in Kano. This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, on Wednesday in Kano. He said the incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon. ”We received an emergency call at about 02:14 p.m. from one Sabo Ladan that a baby’s body was found floating in a well. “We immediately sent our rescue team to the scene at about 02:18 p.m. On arrival our men found a newborn baby in the well,” he said. READ ALSO:…

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Alleged accidental discharge from the gun of a yet-to be-identified security agent on Tuesday in Ogbomoso killed a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and injured two others. It was gathered that the incident happened at the institution when the security agent was invited to settle a misunderstanding between two people in the school. An eyewitness said the security agent allegedly shot sporadically into the air while attempting to settle the matter. The witness said that it was in the process that the bullet hit the student who lost his life, while two other students also got injured.…

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The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in the appeal filed by Nollywood actor Olanrewaju James, popularly known as Baba Ijesha challenging his conviction by a State High Court over the sexual assault of a minor. The three-man panel of the appellate court, led by Justice Folasade Ojo reserved the appeal for judgment today after listening to arguments of parties in the matter. Other members of the panel are Justice Abdullahi Bayero and Justice Paul Bassi. In his notice of appeal, Baba Ijesha had asked the appellate court to set aside the judgment of the lower…

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By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu says it will take hard work and strong fight for the Super Falcons to make it beyond the group stage at the 2024 Olympic Games. The nine-time African champions are drawn in what many pundits termed ‘Group of Death’. Current world champions Spain, Japan and Brazil are the teams Randy Waldrum’s side will face in Group C. Shorunmu reckoned the Super Falcons must be at their best to scale through the hurdle. “I urge the Falcons to be strong, focused, and resilient in their game at the group stage because…

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