‘Nothing To Forgive:’ Soyinka Speaks About Relationship With Gowon

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has explained that there is no bad blood between him and Nigeria's former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, and believes there is nothing to forgive him about. 

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Robbers Attack Commercial Bank, Police Station In Ondo

  Armed robbers have attacked a branch of an old generation bank – Union Bank – in Ode-Irele town in Ondo State. The bank was said to have come under attack by the armed men numbering about 30 on Thursday in Irele Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. The Public Relations Officer of the … Continue reading Robbers Attack Commercial Bank, Police Station In Ondo

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Bandits Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

  Bandits have shot a prominent traditional ruler in Ondo State, Oba Israel Adeusi who was the Olufon of Ifon. Ifon is located in Ose Local Government Area (LGA) of the state in south-west Nigeria. Oba Adeusi was said to be returning to his town from Akure, the Ondo State capital where he went for … Continue reading Bandits Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

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World Athletics Go To CAS Over Naser, Coleman Appeals Ban

  World Athletics on Thursday filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the clearance of Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser to compete, while US sprinter Christian Coleman appealed his two-year ban. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) disciplinary tribunal ruled in October that Naser had not committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) in … Continue reading World Athletics Go To CAS Over Naser, Coleman Appeals Ban

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Nigerian Govt Reconvenes Meeting With Organised Labour Leaders

  The Federal Government on Thursday convened another meeting with members of the organised labour movement. This comes after an attempt to resolve the impasse between the government and workers’ unions over the recent hike in the price of petrol and electricity tariff failed on Sunday. In his opening remarks at Thursday’s meeting in Abuja, … Continue reading Nigerian Govt Reconvenes Meeting With Organised Labour Leaders

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Police, Fans Clash At Diego Maradona’s Wake

  Riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes Thursday with football fans near the wake for Argentine football legend Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires. Officials earlier ordered Maradona’s coffin to be moved to another room inside the presidential palace after fans took over an inner courtyard and disrupted his lying in state. … Continue reading Police, Fans Clash At Diego Maradona’s Wake

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APC Plans To Change Name, Nigerians Already ‘Stoning’ Them – PDP

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the prophecy that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leaders will be stoned for failure has come to pass as Nigerians are already stoning them with the words of their mouths. In a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party asked the … Continue reading APC Plans To Change Name, Nigerians Already ‘Stoning’ Them – PDP

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Referee Who Missed ‘Hand of god’ Hails ‘Genius’ Maradona

  Tunisian former referee Ali Bin Nasser, who officiated the 1986 World Cup quarter-final in which Diego Maradona scored his famous double against England, hailed the Argentinian as a “genius” following his death, aged 60, on Wednesday. Bin Nasser admitted that he doubted the validity of Maradona’s infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal, but said the … Continue reading Referee Who Missed ‘Hand of god’ Hails ‘Genius’ Maradona

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APC Challenges Other Opposition Parties To Take PDP’s Place

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on other political parties to take the place of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the main opposition in Nigeria. APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, made the call in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He said it was not a surprise that those he … Continue reading APC Challenges Other Opposition Parties To Take PDP’s Place

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Maradona Death Kept From Ailing Former Coach Bilardo

  Carlos Bilardo, the coach of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning team who is in poor health, was still unaware on Thursday of the death of Diego Maradona on Thursday, because of his family’s wish not to upset him. Maradona, who captained the 1986 team, died on Wednesday from a heart attack at the age of … Continue reading Maradona Death Kept From Ailing Former Coach Bilardo

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