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We’ll Pass Budgets Within Three Months -Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says henceforth, the national assembly will ensure the passage of the nation’s budget within three months of its submission by the executive. Lawan made the promise when he fielded questions from state house correspondents after joining President Muhammadu Buhari to perform the weekly Friday’s Juma’at prayer at the Aso Rock mosque, Abuja. He, however, expressed the hope that the executive would always ensure early submission of the budget enable the assembly deliberate and pass it in good time. “Well, this is a crucial thing that worries everyone, every Nigerian wants to see the national assembly pass the budget in good time and what we have in [Read]

SPORT: Arsenal Take Decision On Aubameyang’s Future After Offer From China

Arsenal are planning to offer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a new contract, as they aim to ward off interest in the player from China, the UK Mirror reports. Discussions are expected to take place over the summer, with Aubameyang out of contract in two years time. The Gabon striker is likely to receive a big pay rise after a season in which he shared the Premier League Golden Boot, after scoring 22 goals. He is currently thought to be on around £190,000-a-week. It is rumoured Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG have both made moves for the player and have offered an eye-watering £300,000-a-week, in order to try to tempt the 29-year-old to [Read]

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Borno Attacks

The Islamic State, IS, has claimed responsibility for some attacks in Borno State, the Reuters News Agency reports. IS in a statement on Thursday, said Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) fighters attacked a base in Kareto with light medium and heavy weapons. It claimed, “at least 20” Nigerian soldiers were killed and others injured, that a “tank” and a Shilka self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon were destroyed and the base was burned.” Seven four-wheel drive vehicles, weapons and ammunition were captured, the statement added. One of the recent attacks was carried out on Wednesday, June 12, with the insurgents attacking troops of 158 Battalion Location at Kareto Village of Mobbar Local [Read]

See Zlatan Ibile’s Cute Girlfriend As She Shows Off Their New Baby

Zlatan and his girlfriend, Seyi Awonuga secretly welcomed a baby boy a while ago but kept it all under the sheets. Seyi decided to let the cat out of the bag today by sharing a photo of their new boy baby, simply captioning it as “Zlatan’s baby” See more photos of the baby mama below: [Read]

Doctors Kidnapped, As Gunmen Hijack Ambulance In Ondo

An ambulance conveying medical equipment was attacked at the boundary between Ondo and Edo states on Friday. It was gathered that some medical officials were inside the ambulance, a white Toyota Hiace bus, when it was attacked. A source said the ambulance was conveying drugs used in treating lassa fever patients to an undisclosed location, when the attackers struck. “The team was traveling in the bus (ambulance) to deliver the medical equipment meant to fight the Lassa Fever when the gunmen struck on Benin road,” the source said. “They ambushed, and attacked the medical team and later shot at the security personnel in the vehicle as I was told, they [Read]

‘I never knew D’banj and Don Jazz would make it’ – Folashade Aboderin

United Kingdom-based Nigerian artiste, Folashade Aboderin, better known as Shady Blue, who recently returned to Nigeria, in this interview with SEYI SOKOYA, speaks on her mission and why she switched from Soul to Afrobeat. What would you say informed your recent visit to your country home? It is always nice and a thing of delight to visit one’s source. The Yoruba adage also attested to it that ‘Ile la bo isinmi oko’. It has been an awesome experience since I came into the country. I have engaged with a lot of bigwigs in the industry and also it has made me have a feel of the mainstream of the industry. I have also [Read]

SPORT: Super Eagles Drop Three Places In FIFA Rankings Before 2019 AFCON

Nigeria has dropped three spots to 45th, in the latest FIFA rankings released on Friday. With seven days before the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles maintain their third position on the continent. Gernot Rohr’s men, however, improved from its April points of 1435 to 1432. The Eagles on Saturday played out a 0-0 draw with Zimbabwe last Saturday and will take on Senegal in another warm-up game this Sunday. Senegal are the highest-ranked African country and 22nd in the world. Nigeria’s opponents at the AFCON; Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar are 71st, 108th and 134th in the world respectively. Globally, Belgium maintain its number one spot in the [Read]

Nigerian Celebrities React After Rugged Man Was Attacked In London

Some Nigerian celebrities have reacted after Ruggedman was attacked last night in London, shortly after Naira Marley was released from Ikoyi Prison yesterday in Lagos. Ruggedman who shared a video at the restaurant where he was attacked in London, stated that being attacked by 4 misguided boys will not deter him from fighting for the youths. He wrote as he shared a video from the scene of the incident; “Being attacked by 4 misguided boys will not deter me from fighting for the youths, even though they blindly fight me. #shoutout #londonmetpolic@london_police_department for prompt action. The restaurant owner was just asking if everyone had paid for their food �� #businessneverpersonal” [Read]

Rugged Man Attacked In London Shortly After Naira Marley Was Released

According to A video posted by Rugged man himself on Instagram, He said some misguided boys attacked him at 805 restaurant in london, shortly after Naira Marley was released from prison. In the video he was beaten up with blows and chairs as he runs for his life, police finally rescue him from the attacked anyways. He also off the comment section of the post as no one was able to comment on the video. [Read]

Governor Sanwo-Olu Increases LASTMA Officers Salary

Lagos state governor has announced a 100 percent increase in the allowances of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority officials (LASTMA). The announcement of the salary increase was made when Sanwo Olu visited the LASTMA headquarters at Oshodi, Lagos. He promised that the increase would commence from the end of July 2019 while also stating that LASTMA officials would be entitled to free health treatment. “From the end of next month, we are going to double your allowance, from the end of next month. If you are earning N5,000 allowance, we are going to double it for you. It is Lagos State tax payer’s money we are going to be giving [Read]

SPORT: Wow Frank Lampard Set To Become Chelsea New Manager

Former Chelsea midfielder, Frank Lampard, is set for a return to the club as manager, accordig to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol. According to Solhekol, Maurizio Sarri’s exit will be announced within 24 hours. His departure will see Lampard appointed as the Blues’ first English manager in 23 years. “Chelsea have agreed deal with Juventus for Maurizio Sarri. They’ll receive more than £5m compensation. Deal will be announced in next 24 hours. “Expect Frank Lampard to become Chelsea’s first English manager in 23 years,” Solhekol tweeted. Lampard’s only managerial experience, has been with Derby County, where he has worked over year in the English Championship. [Read]

2019 UTME: Simi Reacts To New 160 Cut Off Mark

Few Days ago, JAMB officials revealed that they had approved 160 as cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The decision was made at a meeting held in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria. In a swift reaction, Nigerian singer, Simi faulted the current educational system being practiced in the country which she believes has killed off lots of talents. According to her, lots of talents are dying because the country has made many believe that one can only attain success if he or she follows a certain path. She tweeted: I feel like the current method of education is faulty. Ppl have different strengths – but we were raised [Read]

[PHOTOS] EFCC Burst FUNAAB Environment, Several Students Arrested

Info reaching us has it that NDLEA raided some hostels between 1am and 3am today at CAMP(Abeokuta) and some hostels around FUNAAB and went away with two buses filled with people they arrested through the night. Students are yet to get over the NDLEA raid before EFCC zoomed into a community in the same area and also filled buses with students they arrested. [Read]

Three People Narrowly Escape Tragic Death As Building Collapses In Lagos

According to a NewTelegraph report, three people yesterday narrowly escaped death following the collapse of a storeybuilding at Shangisha, Magodo area of Lagos. The building, which is located at Kayode Aluko Olokun Close, was under construction when it caved in with three people trapped. The building was said to have collapsed about 3p.m., while workers were working on the structure. It was learnt that operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and other emergency responders, who rushed to the scene, rescued the trapped victims. A police source disclosed that the three people trapped in the building were rescued and taken to hospital. Between January and June, the state has recorded [Read]

SHOCKING: Gorilla Swallows N6.8M In Kano Zoo

A gorilla has been accused of swallowing the N6.8 million in the Kano Zoological Gardens, according to BBC. A finance officer at Kano Zoological Gardens has claimed that a gorilla swallowed N6.8 million that went missing under their watch. The finance officer, according to radio station in the state, Freedom Radio, said the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money before swallowing it. The money was generated from tourists who visited the zoo during the Eid celebrations. The managing director of the zoo, Umar Kobo, confirmed that the money is missing and that the issue is being investigated. “The issue is under investigations for now and I [Read]