‘Boko Haram killed 3 of my brothers,’ Ex-Gov denies sponsoring sect

The former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, described the allegation that he aided emergence and growth of the Boko Haram sect as “rubbish”. Sheriff said he is one of the biggest victims of the terrorist organization. He stated this in reaction to the call for his arrest and prosecution by the Borno Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka …

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Man charged for naming dog Buhari, gets bail

Mr. Joachim Chinakwe, the 40-year-old trader arrested for naming his dog Buhari, has been arraigned before a Sango Magistrate Court, Ogun State. Joachim who was arrested on August 13, 2016, was arraigned on Monday. The charge read in part, “That you,  Joachim Iroko ‘m’ (a.k.a Joe) and another still at large on the13th Day of August, 2016 at about 1730hrs …

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True Federalism: Fayose calls for restructuring of Nigeria

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has thrown his weight behind those calling for the restructuring of the country, wondering why the All Progressives Congress (APC), which was at the fore-front of the agitation for true federalism was now against restructuring as the ruling party. Hailing the position expressed last Thursday, by the Southwest APC, Fayose said the party must …

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Boko Haram sacks Borno village

Boko Haram insurgents have sacked a village, Shawa, in Askira Local Government Area of Borno State, the leader of the youth vigilance group in the area, Istifanus Apagu told our correspondent on phone. Apagu said on Monday that the insurgents who rode on bicycles attacked the village on Sunday. He said they burnt down the entire village and injured many …

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Victorious Neymar steps down as Captain

Brazil hero Neymar has stepped down as captain of the national side after firing them to Olympic gold in remarkable fashion on Saturday night, Daily Mail reports. At their home Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil won the gold medal match against Germany after Neymar struck a 25-yard free-kick and then slotted home the winning penalty in a shoot-out. Admitting after …

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Rio 2016 Olympic ends

The Rio Olympics ended on Sunday with a spectacular carnival-inspired closing ceremony, ushering in the official handover to 2020 hosts Tokyo. The colourful ceremony, lasting almost three hours, celebrated Brazil’s arts and was held in a wet Maracana Stadium. Among the highlights were Tokyo’s impressive showcase and a vibrant carnival parade. “These were a marvellous Olympics, in a marvellous city,” …

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