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‘I replied to a Facebook post and was married six days later’

Everyone who uses Facebook will have come across some pretty strange posts in their time. Random friend requests, being added to groups you did not ask to join, and tags that allow “friends” to clog up your timeline with posts or photos you don’t necessarily want. But a Nigerian man took that to a whole new level when he posted ...

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Dozens buried after herdsmen, local farmers clash in Nigeria

A mass burial of more than 70 people is under way in Nigeria’s central Benue State. Dozens have been killed in conflicts between nomadic herdsmen and farming communities in three states – Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba – in recent weeks. The Nigerian army says it has deployed special forces to all three to “stem the menace”. Herders, mostly from the ...

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Mr. Ibu robbed, N14.3m stolen

Armed robbers broke into Nollywood actor John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu’s residence in Festac, Lagos State on Saturday 6th January, 2018. The robbers made away with some valuable items including N14.3 million. According to vanguardngr.com, the comedian was not at home when the robbers stormed his house for the criminal operation. They had met his wife at home. Mr. Ibu said ...

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African teams made the WC quarters in my dream – Super Eagles coach

Head Coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has revealed that all of Africa’s five representatives slated to participate at the Russia 2018 World Cup made it to the quarterfinals of the competition in a vision that came to him while he slept. The German tactician ensured that Nigeria sealed their ticket to the global showpiece ahead of all others ...

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Nigerian army says 700 Boko Haram captives have escaped

The Nigerian army says more than 700 people held by Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country have escaped captivity. An army spokesperson, Col Timothy Antigha, said they had fled several islands in Lake Chad and arrived in the town of Monguno, in Borno state. There has been no independent verification of the army’s claim. A BBC correspondent ...

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Nigeria’s fuel shortage won’t affect Ghana – ACEP

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), has ruled out any impact of the fuel shortage in Nigeria on Ghana. The energy think tank explains that, Ghana’s decision to review downwards its sulphur content for imported petroleum products, limits it from importing fuel from Nigeria. Nigeria has for the past three weeks been hit with fuel shortages particularly in Lagos ...

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Buhari apologises to Nigerians for fuel scarcity

President Muhammadu Buhari spoke for the first time yesterday on the excruciating nationwide fuel scarcity, expressing his sympathy for Nigerians who are enduring weeks of needless queues at filling stations. In a statement personally signed by him and posted on his twitter handle, @Mbuhari #FuelScarcity, he said the development was regrettable. “I am being regularly briefed, especially on the Nigerian National ...

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CAF Awards: Pinnick questions Victor Moses’ exclusion

Nigeria Football Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick, has questioned the integrity of the CAF Awards after his country man Victor Moses, missed out on the final 3-man shortlist for the awards for 2017. Mohammed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool) Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borrussia Dortmund), are up for the prestigious Best Player of Year award in Accra ...

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Egypt face hosts Russia, Nigeria drawn with Argentina in 2018 World Cup

Seven-time African Champions, Egypt have been drawn to face hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Nigeria, who were crowned champions of Africa in 2013, will face Argentina for the fifth time in the group stages of the World Cup They are joined in Group D by Iceland and Croatia. Morocco who ...

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Burna Boy involved in armed robbery case

Three of the four suspects arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly robbing an artiste, Abiye Jumbo, aka Mr. 2Kay, have owned up to the crime. The suspects confessed that they carried out the operation on the orders of Mr. 2Kay’s colleague, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy. The suspects are Balogun Ademola, Obina Igwe, Tunmise Omotore and Joel ...

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