BBNaija: ‘Nigerians saving ‘Stupid’ housemates, evicting smart ones’ – Okey Bakassi

Popular Nigerian comedians, Okey Bakassi, on Sunday threw shades at Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemates remaining in the reality show. Bakassi in a post on Instagram lamented the eviction of ‘smart and intelligent’ housemates in the reality show. The comedian criticized the choice of Nigerians in voting for housemates, adding that their decisions showed how Nigerians select their leaders. According to him, the smart ones are being voted out while the ‘Stupid housemates’ are saved from eviction. Bakassi said: “The Big Brother eviction show is a reflection of the society,…

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Salisu Yusuf Is Back After Serving His One-year Ban From Football

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have confirmed the return of Super Eagles coach Salisu Yusuf who was banned from football for a year for collecting bribe.  Yusuf will now continue in his role as coach of the Super Eagles home-based side and Nigeria U23 team. Yusuf was found guilty of collecting bribe after he was caught on camera collecting N357,000 ($1,000) from journalists posing as football agents who wanted him to select two players for the 2018 African Nations Championship. The act was shown in a documentary that highlighted corruption in…

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Police Recruitment: Constable Doesn’t Know The Name Of Nigeria President, CJN-DCP

Mr Sola Okediji, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, FCT, has said that some constables aspiring to join Nigeria Police could not give the name of Nigeria President and the Chief Justice of the country. Okediji disclosed this at the investigation and sensitisation on rule of law training for FCT police officers, organised by the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC), in Abuja. RoLAC programme is funded by the European Union and managed by the British Council. He said that he had asked the prospective constable “what is the name of…

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We Partnered with Tony Elumelu Foundation to Create Economic Opportunities in Conflict Prone Regions – ICRC President Says

 …Tony Elumelu, Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and ICRC President, Peter Maurer Calls for a new Private Sector Led approach to humanitarian development in Africa …Collaboration between humanitarian and the private sector is critical for impact-driven intervention    At the just concluded Forum organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), key speakers Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) proffered entrepreneurship as the most sustainable solution to accelerating Africa’s transformation. During a one-on-one…

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Deji of Akure To Embark On 7-day Traditional Leave Shops Closed, Drums Forbidden

The paramount ruler and Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladelusi Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, will embark on seven day traditional leave on Saturday 14th of September, leading to the utmost seclusion of the monarch. According to a statement, by the Chief Press Secretary to the monarch, Michael Adeyeye, who noted that the during the leave, the beating of drum is also forbidden in the ancient town. According to him, the leave is an annual event referred to as “Ulefunta” in Akure culture and tradition. It commenced on Saturday September 14 and will…

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Dana Boosts Fleet, Takes Delivery Of Boeing 737 Aircraft

Dana Air, one of the leading domestic carriers in Nigeria has taken Delivery of a Boeing 737-300 series with registration number 5N-DNA. According to the Accountable Manager of the airline Obi Mbanuzuo disclosed that the aircraft was flown in from Italy yesterday, adding that with the delivery, the airline now has 6 airplanes in its fleet. He added that at the end of the year the number of aircraft in the carrier’s fleet will rise to nine, adding that at the moment two of the airline’s airplanes have gone for…

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Sanwo-Olu, DPR Meet Over Relief Plans For Ijegun Residents

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, recently met with the leadership of the Department of Petroleum Resources to discuss measures being taken to alleviate the hardship faced by Ijegun residents due to the presence of tank farms in the area and its attendant consequences. According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, the meeting, held at the Lagos House in Marina. He said, the governor tried to bring lasting relief to residents living around the vulnerable areas hosting oil tank farms and depots…

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The Ooni of Ife receives First Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Award

At the sidelines of the launch of the Oduduwa Museum unveiled at the Brazilian Embassy in Lagos the organisers of Akwaaba African Travel Market presented His Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife with the First Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities award. The Ooni of Ife His Royal Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, who is the Special guest of honour for the African Diaspora Tourism conference holding at the 15th Akwaaba Travel Market is the Custodian of 15 Famous Festivals among which the world Famous Olojo Festival in October.…

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Qatar Airways To Launch Direct Flights To Luanda, Angola March 2020

Qatar Airways has stated that it would launch of its new service to Luanda, Angola in March 2020. The service, which operates up to five-times weekly to the capital and largest city of Angola will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class and is the award-winning airline’s first gateway to the African nation. Speaking on the new route, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are excited to be announcing our…

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FIFA Organises Iran Visit to Assess Preparations For Female

Iranian fans protested the ban on female supporters at football games in the country during last year World Cup in Russia  FIFA said on Wednesday it will send officials to Iran “shortly” to look at the possibility of allowing female spectators into football games in the country. The announcement comes a week after an Iranian football fan set herself on fire outside a court and died after being told she would be jailed for six months for trying to enter a stadium in Tehran dressed as a man. “A FIFA…

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