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Joshua to make $262m in Wilder fight

  Following a victorious win against Andy Ruiz Jr., Anthony Joshua could double his purse by fighting WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Last Saturday, British boxing superstar Joshua out-boxed Ruiz to reclaim his heavyweight title. Ruiz even had a cut above his left eye while Joshua barely bore a mark of the contest. After regaining his crown, Joshua reportedly has doubled his worth. Mark Seltzer, a member of Team Joshua, boxing manager and cut man with 50 world title bouts to his name, has told The Mirror that the Brit has increased his fortune by £52 million ($68 million) after winning his rematch with Ruiz. More importantly, Seltzer revealed that [Read]

Punch free to use Major – General for Buhari – Femi Adesina

Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina has described the decision of Punch Newspapers to start using Major General as prefix for Muhammadu Buhari and calling his administration as regime as a testimony to freedom of speech. He said the newspaper is free to use the title as it was earned by the president during his days in the military. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: ‘Garba Shehu Must Go’, Aisha Buhari blows hot As Fresh Crisis Hit Aso Rock……. **- First Lady Attacks Mamman Daura_ Adesina, a former president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, said in response: “Nothing untoward in it. It is a rank the President attained by dint of hard work before [Read]

BREAKING: Stop addressing Buhari as President but Major-General; Punch Newspaper thunders

– describes Buhari’s Govt as ‘military regime’ The management of Punch Newspaper has taken a bold decision to protest against the failure of the Buhari administration to obey court orders and rule of law. The management of the paper in an editorial on Wednesday vowed to henceforth stop addressing the administration and the President as a democratic institution but rather identify him as a military dictator with the prefix of Major General (Rtd) and his government as a “military regime” across of its platforms in solidarity with the rule of law. The paper also advised Nigerians to stand up for their rights and stop “their supine acquiescence to oppression”. According [Read]

BREAKING: ‘Garba Shehu Must Go’, Aisha Buhari blows hot As Fresh Crisis Hit Aso Rock

… First Lady Attacks Mamman Daura The First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has demanded the resignation of the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. Hajia Buhari, who levelled a litany of accusations against Shehu, made the demand in a statement she personally signed in the early hours of Wednesday. She accused the presidential spokesman of taking instruction from President Buhari’s cousin, Mamman Daura, in the early days of the Administration, to declare that there will not be the Office of the First Lady, a development she said embarrassed her husband. She also accused him of releasing the video in which she had [Read]

Kwara Assembly denies lone-PDP member-elect entry despite INEC’s certificate of return

  The Kwara State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kwara state House of Assembly on Tuesday disagreed over alleged refusal of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-dominated assembly the entry of the PDP winner of the Ilorin South state Constituency Mallam Abdulraheem Agboola to the house. Hundreds of PDP members in the state stormed the state House of Assembly to protest against the alleged action of the legislators. Recently, Appeal Court sitting in Ilorin, the state capital sacked the APC member, Hassan Abdulazeez and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Agboola. Speaking with newsmen at the Assembly complex, Agboola said [Read]

‘I went through hell, people deserted me for eight years, thinking I had HIV’ – Ogogo recounts ordeal

  Actor Taiwo Hassan aka Ogogo has recounted how he suffered from illness for eight years that made people to desert him, thinking he had HIV. The veteran actor, who celebrated his 60th birthday during the weekend explained that he had ulcer in 2004 but he didn’t know it was ulcer to the sickness perforated his intestines and made him lose so much weight. Read the excerpt from his interview with City People… What really led to your sickness in 2004? The sickness started from 2004 to 2012, before I started recovering in 2013. I only hear of ulcer, but I’ve never experienced it. I woke up that day, dressed [Read]

Military aircraft with 38 officers on board ‘disappears’

  A military aircraft with 38 officers on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, Chile’s air force says in a statement on Monday night. The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took off from Punta Arenas at 16:55 local time (19:55 GMT), and operators lost contact soon after 18:00 (21:00). Among the missing are 17 crew members and 21 passengers, who were travelling to provide logistical support. Chile’s air force said a search and rescue operation is under way to recover the plane and those missing. News agency EFE reports that three of those on board are civilians. Air Force General Eduardo Mosqueira told local media that the plane did not [Read]

REVEALED! ‘Sacked’ FIRS Chairman, Fowler writes SGF to request for another term [PHOTOS]

  A letter written by the sacked Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mr Babatunde Fowler seeking another term of office has surfaces online. The letter, dated December 9, 2019, was titled: “Re: Notification of Expiration of Tenure as Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service.” In the letter, Fowler wrote: “I write to notify the Secretary to the Government of the Federation that my first tenure as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) end today 9th of December, 2019. “In view of the above, I wish to present myself for reappointment for a second term. This is consistent with the provisions of the FIRS Establishment [Read]

Woman to die by hanging for killing co-wife, seven step-children in Ebonyi

  EBONYI – State High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, yesterday sentenced a woman, Mrs Agnes Nwefuru, to death by hanging for killing co-wife and her seven children. The plaintiff, Ebonyi State Government, had in a suit number HAW/13C/2017, brought against the defendant, Agnes Nwefuru, accused her of setting ablaze the house of her co-wife, Felicia Nwefuru, leading to the death of the woman and her seven children. The plaintiff contended that the accused also burnt her own house during the evil act as a camouflage. The plaintiff further contended that the accused removed all her belongings and that of her children and took them to a safe place [Read]

135 years after, Nigeria’s first Aso Rock still intact in Calabar [PHOTOS]

The Old Residency Museum, the First Aso Rock in Nigeria that housed the offices of Lord Lugard and other early administrators and colonial officials of Nigeria are still intact in Calabar, the Cross River State capital. You can still see the massive offices that served as Nigeria’s first ‘Aso Rock’, where both the Northern and Southern Protectorate of Nigeria were administered from before it was amalgamated by the same Lord Lugard in 1914. Materials used in erecting the structure, were all brought in from Britain by the Royal Niger Company, with the experts to build it. The one-storey edifice was built in 1884 in Old Calabar. Now called Old Residency, [Read]

I’m missing Nigeria – Cardi B says as she arrives America

  American rapper Cardi B who was in Nigeria last week, has said she is missing the country, just moment after arriving back in her home country, the United States of America.   The outspoken rapper was in Africa for the LiveSpot X Festival’s in Ghana and Nigeria, and she seemed to have so much fun in Nigeria, before heading to Ghana after her first show in Lagos. The fun continued for her in Ghana. Moments after arriving the West African country, she took to her social media page to treat her fans to a tour of her hotel room. ‘Oh snap, we are going to turn up today. I want to [Read]

We Won’t Declare Kalu’s Seat Vacant — Senate

  The Senate on Friday ruled out the possibility of declaring vacant, the seat of its Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu, following his conviction by a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, PUNCH reported. Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment over a N7.1bn fraud charges against him since 2007 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The judgment was delivered by Justice Mohammed Idris, 12 years after the EFCC filed the suit against him. Kalu was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Udeogu, who served under him as the director of finance and account at the Abia State Government [Read]

I want to defend my titles in Nigeria – Anthony Joshua

  Anthony Joshua has confirmed that he would “definitely love” to defend his heavyweight titles in Nigeria after defeating Andy Ruiz in their rematch. The IBF, WBO and WBA champion recovered from a devastating upset in his first fight against the Mexican-American to reclaim the belts via a wide unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia. Joshua, who is of Nigerian heritage, visited the country between the two fights and is keen to bring the first world heavyweight title fight to the continent since the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ in 1974. Promoter Eddie Hearn, has received numerous offers to stage Joshua’s next fight. However, with the Briton likely to be forced to [Read]

[OPINION] Cardi B did more for Brand Nigeria in 72hrs than Lai Mohammed has done in years

American rapper, songwriter, actress and TV personality, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, better known professionally as Cardi B, left Nigeria on Sunday, December 8, 2019 after three days in the nation’s commercial and entertainment capital city of Lagos. During her brief stay, Cardi just couldn’t get enough of Nigeria. Home girl bloody put Nigeria on the map all over again. And with some style as well. Her Instagram stories dwelt on how lovely and enjoyable Nigeria is, how industrious and energetic its people are, she went on and on about Lagos’ charming nightlife and frenetic pace, she was treated to a cocktail of lap dances from exotic dancers at a strip club, [Read]