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DISSMISSED OAU LECTURER JAILED FOR TWO YEARS IN CONNECTION TO SEX-FOR-MARKS SCANDALD

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Professor Richard Akindele, to two years in prison. Justice Maurine Onyetenu sentenced Professor Akindele on Monday in Osun State, at the end of his trial for demanding sex in exchange for marks from one of his students, Miss …

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DIAMOND BANK ANNOUNCES UNIFICATION WITH ACCESS BANK

The Board of Diamond Bank PLC has announced plans to merge its operations with Access Bank. The bank disclosed this in a statement on Monday by the company’s Secretary and Legal Adviser, Uzoma Uja. According to Diamond Bank, the decision follows a strategic review leading to a competitive process, as the preferred bidder with respect …

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NIGERIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESUMES TALKS WITH STRIKING LECTURERS

The Federal Government has resumed talks with the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing strike in public universities. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, presided over the crucial meeting that held on Monday at the ministry in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The National President of the Nigeria …

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EFCC DENIES ‘GOING AFTER’ ATIKU’S SONS IN APARTMENT RAID

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says there was no time it went after the sons of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. It said this in a series of tweets on Monday, hours after a report emerged that EFCC operatives raided a building occupied by two sons of …

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NIGERIAN PRESIDENT BUHARI DENIES DEATH AND BODY DOUBLE RUMOURS

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has denied rumors that he has died and been replaced by a lookalike. Some people thought I had been “cloned”, but “it’s the real me, I assure you,” Mr. Buhari said. Rumors that he had been replaced with a body double called “Jubril” from Sudan had been widely shared online. The …

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NIGERIA’S SUPER FALCONS DEFEAT SOUTH AFRICA TO WIN 9TH AWCON TITLE

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have defeated South Africa to win the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title. The Super Falcons overcame the South Africans in penalties after both sides failed to score in regulation time. This is the ninth time Nigeria is claiming The Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title, merging their place as the most …

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PRESIDENT BUHARI CONGRATULATES SUPER FALCONS FOR WINNING AWCON

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Falcons for winning the Africa Women Cup of Nation on Saturday. The Super Falcons had edged South Africa 4-3 on penalties to win the championship for the ninth time, cementing their place as the dominant team on the continent and the President was delighted with their performance. “Congratulations …

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BUHARI VOWS TO ‘DEAL WITH’ LEADERS CAUGHT STEALING PUBLIC FUNDS

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal with leaders and public officials who embezzle public funds and deny workers their benefits. The President made the vow on Friday when he received a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Benue State, led by Senator George Akume. “I assure you that my main interest is …

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MANY TRAPPED AS SEVEN-STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN PORT HARCOURT

A seven-story building has collapsed in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, with many persons trapped. The structure which is located on Woji road in the Port Harcourt G.R.A. was under construction. When it collapsed around 4:30 pm on Friday, up to 60 persons – mainly construction workers – were said to have been working …

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