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Just one month after securing employment, a Shoprite sales girl, identified as Mariam Mufutau, has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing the sum of N553, 956, 000 she realized from sales. The management of Shoprite Stores had reported a case of theft to the Divisional Police Officer, in charge of Ilasan Division, Lekki, …

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The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released its May/June 2017 secondary school certificate examination results. The council said on its Twitter account on Monday that the results of 94.36 per cent of the 1,471,151 candidates that sat for the examination were released. Of that number, 923,486 candidates, representing 59.22 per cent, obtained minimum of …

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The embattled Etisalat Nigeria on Thursday rallied to move away from the shadows of its troubles by taking a new brand name. At end of a crucial management meeting of the telecom firm in Lagos, 9Mobile was unanimously adopted by the company as its new brand name. Last Monday, the chief executive of Etisalat International, …

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India’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, is offering 30GB of high speed 4G data free of cost for its postpaid users from July 1. As part of the “Monsoon Surprise” offer – which is an extension of the company’s previous “Data Surprise” plan. Airtel’s postpaid customers will get 10GB of free data for three months. …

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Spokesperson of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Ango Abdullahi, has said his decision to support the Arewa Youths on the quit notice issued to Igbos resident in the North was borne out of perceived insincerity of Igbo leaders on the unity of Nigeria. He made the …

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News reports has it that the federal secretariat building in Abuja is currently on fire. The building housing the Federal Ministry of Health is the one caught in the blaze, according to a witness at the scene, Premium Times reports.  He also said fire fighters are at the scene trying to put out the …

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on Friday fixed July, 6, 2017 for judgement on the N2bn suit filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky against the Nigerian Army, the Attorney General of the Federation and Kaduna …

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 14 new Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This is contained in a statement by the Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), …

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As Chelsea close in on £35m Tiemoue Bakayoko, we look at how Claude Makelele helped his career and where he’d fit at Stamford Bridge. The Monaco midfielder, a £7m signing from Rennes in 2014, has become one of the most sought-after central midfield players after helping the French club to their first title in 17 …

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The Italian champions have issued a club statement to officially announce the defender’s exit. The player himself announced his departure a few days ago, but it has been made official: Dani Alves will not play for Juventus next season. The Brazilian right-back and the Italian club have reached an agreement to put an end to …

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Tiemoue Bakayoko’s future at Monaco is coming to an end. The midfielder has flown in for a medical with what will become his new club, Chelsea. As reported by Spanish source ‘fichajes.com’, the France international is currently in the process of undertaking a medical at Chelsea, prior to signing his contract. Once the medical concludes, …

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Commercial activities in Makurdi, the Benue State capital were paralyzed in Makurdi, the as students of the state-owned university took to the streets in protest of the prolonged closure of the school due to the strike by the ASUU chapter of the institution. Lecturers of …

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo​ ​on Sunday prayed for President Buhari’s quick recovery and return to Nigeria​ in good health. ​ Osinbajo, who made this comment when a delegation led by the FCT Minister Muhammed Bello paid him Sallah homage at ​his official residence, ​Aguda House​, …

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Report says the police have arrested a soldier identified as Lance Corporal, Victor Chukwunonso, alleged to be a gang member of the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike aka Evans. Chukunonso with Army No: 09/NA/64/6317 is attached to the Nigerian Army Band Corps, Abatti Barracks, Surulere, …

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The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) on Friday announced July 2 for the re-opening of the institution for normal academic activities. In a statement issued by the Director of Public Communications, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, the‎ first semester examinations for the 2016/2017 academic session will start on July 4. The Senate of the University …

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Tiemoue Bakayoko will undergo a medical next week ahead of his €40 million (£35m) transfer from Monaco to Chelsea, according to reports in France. RMC Sport claim that a fee has been agreed between the two clubs and the France international will commit to a five-year contract with the Premier League champions. Chelsea have reportedly offered …

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has urged GCE candidates to endeavour to collect their certificates within four years of writing the examination as any delay beyond that will attract custody fee. Demianus Ojijeogu, the Head of Public Affairs Department (WAEC), Nigeria disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) …

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has claimed that the person behind the quit notice issued to Igbos living in the North, resides in Lagos, wondering a lagosian could be giving ultimatum to those living in the north to leave. Falana disclosed this while speaking …

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-Fitr. Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja. ‎He‎ enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration for …

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A single mother of four, Aishat Akintunde, 33, has been arrested in Lagos for allegedly defrauding her Facebook lover of money and properties valued at about N5 million. Police alleged that Akintunde, a resident of Egbado road, Dalemo, Alakuko, Alagbada, Lagos and hailed from Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria allegedly succeeded in defrauding her France-based victim, …

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