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4 priests beaten to pulp as Enugu Govt battles Anglican Church

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No fewer than six persons, including four Anglican priests, were on Friday allegedly beaten to stupor by some members a task-force working with the Enugu State Housing Corporation.

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Chukwumerije goes home in grand style

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The remains of late Senator Uche Chukwumerije, chairman of Senate Committee on Education was yesterday committed to mother earth at his country home, Ngodo-Isuochi in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia state, amidst roll call of eminent personalities.

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Amokachi: My FA cup experience

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Amokachi

“Once you are hired, you have to start winning but people fail to realise that football is not like that again as other teams are also preparing, so it takes some time for the results to start coming in. It takes time to get to greatness. Westerhof had about five years in Nigeria and those years gave him the chance to build a very formidable team .

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N1.1bn subsidy fraud: Arisekola-Alao’s son, others re-arraigned

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Mr Oluwaseun Ogunbambo with  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's (EFCC) officials during the arraignments of the fuel subsidy scam suspects at Ikeja High court, Lagos., yesterday. Photo: Diran Oshe.

Abdullahi, son of late prominent businessman, Alhaji Abdullazeez Arisekola-Alao, and two other oil marketers (Opeyemi Ajuyah and Olanrewaju Olalusi) were yesterday re-arraigned before an Ikeja High Court over allegation of N1.1 billion fuel subsidy fraud.

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PDP crisis deepens: Governors report Akpabio to Jonathan, ask him to resign as Chairman, PDP Govs Forum

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Gov Akpabio

CRISES rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP may have deepened as another trouble is said to be brewing with governors elected on the platform of the party mounting pressure on its Chairman and governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio to resign as a matter of urgency like the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu.

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50 heads of state to grace Buhari’s inauguration

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Buhari received some of his old classmates; the 1953 intakes of Katsina Middle School.

At least, a total of 50 Heads of State from sub sahara Africa and across the globe are expected to witness the inauguration of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari on May 29.

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Dramas in Awka as Star Trek ends phase 1

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Yemi-Alade

Music lovers and enthusiasts in Awka, Anambra state last Saturday must have wished for the day to last more than 24 hours when the Star Music Trek rocked their city. The annual concert tour sponsored by Star, the premium lager beer from the stable of Nigerian Breweries had brought Timaya, MI, Yemi Alade, Naeto C, Raw, 2Face Idibia and many others to the bustling Eastern city and even after the last performer on the night had left the stage, the mammoth crowd at the De Geogold Hotel stayed hoping for an encore performance by 2Face.

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‘No more paying lip-service to curriculum implementation’—NERDC

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NERDC

Anyone familiar with the Nigeria sphere will agree that when it comes to policies, the issue is hardly ever with the policies themselves, but in the implementation. This is especially true of the education sector, which over the past few years has seen a myriad of positive changes on paper, but an even greater avalanche of negative features in practice.

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Why we have sex

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Sex, since the history of man or human evolution has gone through several changes, even in terms of definition and form and the individuals engaging in it. Once upon a time, sex was thought to be primarily for reproductive reasons, then for the relief of sexual tension and later, for the sexual pleasure. Right from the explosive documentation of the Kama Sutra, various studies and experiences have been carried out by persons and institutions to unravel the mystery of human sexology and why, besides procreation, sex is important to mortal men and women.

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Staying in comfortable hotels inspired my passion for hospitality business —Ojede

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Michael Emordi Ojede

Hospitality business for me is something I have always desired. My wish is to own a chain of five-star hotels across the country since it is one business that will always have immediate impact on the lives of people. Come to think of it, apart from good health and employment, the next or should I say the primary need of man is shelter. I have been in hospitality business for a long time. I didn’t just start over night. At a time, while growing up, I spent most of my time in hotels/suites, using their lobbies and sometimes their rooms as an office.

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Eagles must go back to wing play — Babangida

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Tijani Babangida

Former Super Eagles winger, Tijani Babangida tells Coach Stephen Keshi to resort to wing play before his Eagles can fly again in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, reports JOHN EGBOKHAN. T ijani Babangida is an household name to followers of Nigerian football.. Born on September 25, 1973 in Kaduna, Babangida, who operated for country and clubs as a winger, whose pace and style were often compared to those of the great Dutch legend Marc Overmas caused sleepless nights for most defenders.

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Senator Florence Ita-Giwa: The making of a political Amazon

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Ita-giwa, daughter and son-in-law

According to reports and statements from people whose lives have been affected positively by her, so many children and youths have seen the light of education because she has single-handedly sponsored them to school through her foundation. She has been very active in the Nigerian politics for over 23 years, even though she started her career as a nurse in the United Kingdom.

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Marriage is good, confesses Emem Isong

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Emem-Ison

Popular Nollywood producer, Emem Isong, who got married to her Cameroonian heartthrob, Akama Misodi, secretly last year has described marriage as “a beautiful experience.” The respected producer stepped out last weekend with her hubby at the premiere of Nsikan Isaac’s film, “The Banker” which held at prestigious Civic Centre on Ozumba Mbadiwe road, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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Bookietstar set to wed?

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Bokiestar

There are indications that Bayelsa State-born singer, Ekperigha Benita Bokizibe, a.k.a Bookiestar, is getting ready to say “I do” to his long standing Nigerian-based American lover and manager, Jerome Stanford.

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My worst career experience with a producer — Sandra Alhassan

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Sandra-Alhassan

To shock me the more he said I would work for free and had to go to bed with one of his friends. It was just too much for me to take, so I walked away. Afterward, he tried to reach me on phone but I never picked his call, ever again.

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Onyeka Onwenu bags ECOFEPA, AMOIZE awards in USA, Japan

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*Onyeka

Songstress and Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Lady Onyeka Onwenu, has been honored in the United States and Japan for her achievements in issues concerning Women in Nigeria. The DG was decorated as ECOWAS Female Parliamentarians Association (ECOFEPA) Ambassador at a ceremony in Abuja on the18 May 2015.

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Oma Nnadi soaring higher than ever

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omar-Nnadi

Actress Oma Nnadi who confessed last year that she hardly finds time to attend to her personal needs following her tight schedules in recent times is getting busier than ever. Since the beginning of this year, the Nkwere, Imo State-born actress has been shuttling between Asaba, Enugu, and Lagos, shooting films and writing her name in gold. At the moment, she’s on a movie set in Enugu, shooting her 6th film for the year.

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I sacrificed my senatorial ambition to avert crisis in Delta – Uduaghan

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Uduaghan

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta state has said he sacrificed his ambition to go to the senate in order for peace to reign in the state.

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D Lady Ekwe returns with Ur Omalicha Uwa

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Anu-on-her-Ekwe-

Nigerian musical scene has continued to witness new vibes, all wrapped up in artistic creative ferment, enjoying sleek reviews and huge following. Anu, otherwise known as D Lady Ekwe, has upped the ante with release of a 125-man cast video of her newest singles, Ur Omalicha Uwa. Her musical video premiere, which held recently at

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Senate Presidency: I’m still in the race – Akume

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SENATOR George Akume, yesterday, dispelled alleged rumours that he had since jettisoned his aspiration to be the next Senate President, insisting that he was not only still in the race but also remained the best candidate among his colleagues seeking to occupy the office.

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Youths, women shut down Shell flow stations in Bayelsa

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Aggrieved youths and women from Nembe communities in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have shut down two flow stations owned by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), along the Nembe creek 1 and 2.

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Nnamani succeeds Chikwendu as Miss United Nations, Nigeria

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Nnamani,-Miss-United-Nation

Miss Vivian Adaeze Nnamani at the weekend clinched the 2015 Miss United Nations (Nigeria) Pageant title. Nnamani, who represented Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the pageant was adjudged the best out of the 36 finalists that participated in the grand finale in her category.

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Asaba comes alive as Eyengho stages Olu Akengbuwa play

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Stage-play-in-Asaba

Asaba, the Delta State capital, will come alive from May 28, when the cast and crew of Alex Eyengho’s “ Olu Akengbuwa” will storm there for the command performance of the historical play. The command performance is part of the activities lined up for the hand over ceremony on May 29. Eyengho told HVP, that his artistes are looking forward to the historic performance.

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Golden Periwinkle set to premiere The Uduaghan Chronicles

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Uduaghan

IN a bid to document for posterity, the achievements of the outgoing Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan (CON) in his eight years in office, Golden Periwinkle Entertainment, is set to premiere the docu-movie titled The Uduaghan Chronicles: The Movie – Diary of a Public Servant. The work, an independent effort, is

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Nsikan Isaac comes to bankers’ rescue

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Nsikan-Isaac

The actress took a bold step recently after she delved into a subject many notable producers shy away from. She’s using her new film to make case for female bankers whom the society perceive as being morally bankrupt.

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Majek Fashek meets 2face on COSON stage

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majek-and-2face

Majek was one of the top stars that performed at the 5th anniversary of Copyright Society of Nigeria, COSON, which held at Airport hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. The reggae star was not only excited returning on stage, he was indeed everything that his fans have missed in the past years. Performing his evergreen song, Send down the rain, the reggae star dragged African Queen crooner, 2face, who joined him on stage. It was a blend of old and young artistes on stage.

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Mixed blessings of movie stars turned music divas (1)

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Juliet-Ibrahim-ok

After making a name for themselves in the movie world, these divas decided to dabble into music, leveraging on their star power and fan base. For some of them, it has been a gradual rise to the top, while for others it has been a fruitless effort. In no particular order, we chronicle movie stars who have ventured into music at one point or the other.

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Ekiti boils again: Market set on fire, Hausa community evacuated

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, inspects the Oja Oba market in Ado-Ekiti  torched  hoodlums on Friday

THE relative peace that was witnessed in Ado Ekiti ,Ekiti State capital after a bloody clash between commercial drivers and some traders of Northern extraction on Wednesday was yesterday shattered when some unknown arsonists set ablaze the popular Oja’ba Market in the heart of the town.

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El-Rufai says NNPC is evil, has no right to bankrupt Nigeria

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Nasir-el-Rufai

Kaduna State governor-elect, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai yesterday advocated structural and systemic reforms of the Nigerian civil service and the adoption of a zero-budget system among others as key issues to be implemented if the incoming administration must succeed.

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Buhari misses pre-inauguration prayers, jets out to UK

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Buhari

THERE was anxiety at the National Mosque yesterday in Abuja over the absence of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari at the special Juma’at prayers to mark the beginning of the week long activities leading to his inauguration on May 29.

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Okoh, Nebo canvass entrenchment of zoning in constitution

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The Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Revd Nicholas Okoh, Friday, called for the entrenchment of zoning in to the Nigeria constitution to douse tension associated with the conduct of election. Specifically, the Primate noted that the tension built any time election is being conducted in to the number one position (presidency) in the country is always enormous; therefore, zoning presidency would be the first step to address electoral challenges.

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Obi Salutes Okonjo-Iweala

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The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has commended the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her conferment with the Honorary Doctorate Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, by the prestigious Yale University in the USA.

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