Organisers of the GOtv Boxing NextGen 5, a talent hunt programme, scheduled to hold on August 29-30 in Ilorin, Kwara State, have announced that registration forms for the event are now available at designated centres.
Flykite Promotions, organisers of the event said yesterday that the forms are available to boxers aged between 18 and 25 years at seven centres.
“The centres are Kwara State Boxing Association Office and Referees and Judges Association Office, both at the Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin; Akure Stadium Complex, Akure; Alake Sports Centre, Abeokuta; Oyo State Boxing Association Office at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan; Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame … >>> Read Full Story



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…God told me to recontest—Jegede
By Dayo Johnson
AKURE—A pressure group within the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Equity For All Movement, EFAM, yesterday, warned that dire consequences awaited the PDP if it does not consider the South senatorial district for the governorship ticket of the party. 
PDP and its colour flags
This came as the 2016 governorship candidate of the PDP, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, signified his intention to contest the seat again in the 2020 election.

The pressure group, in a statement by its Coordinator, Comrade Omotuyole Edamisan Agbede, said: “The governorship ambition of Jegede was an insensitive one, even as it ensures the … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Ifreke Inyang

Paul Pogba will most likely not move to Real Madrid this year.
ESPN reports that Manchester United will resist any bid for Pogba, during the remaining weeks of the European transfer window.

The Red Devils have also received assurances from the player, that he is committed to the club this seeason.
There is a possibility that Madrid could still launch a late move for Pogba, with LaLiga’s transfer deadline on September 2.
However, United are set to reject any bid for Pogba, even if it surpasses their £180million demand, because there is no possibility of signing a replacement.

Following the 4-0 win over Chelsea on … >>> Read Full Story



Naason Joaquin Garcia, right, who calls himself the last apostle of Christ in US court for sex crimes
Mexican Pentecostal church the Light of the World is in crisis, its leader facing pedophilia charges, but that has not stopped thousands of people from around the world travelling to its headquarters to be immersed in a giant baptismal pool.
The leader of the controversial church, Naason Joaquin Garcia, was arrested in Los Angeles in June on sex crimes charges, including child rape.
Joaquin, who claims to be the last apostle of Jesus, and three co-defendants are accused of coercing minor girls into performing sexual acts by … >>> Read Full Story



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Protests are meant to force the government to listen, argues Sonnie Ekwowusi
With uncontrollable tears rolling their cheeks, the Catholic priests in Abuja and Enugu spontaneously took to the streets over the murder of another Catholic priest Rev. Fr. Paul Offu. Can you blame them for embarking on that peaceful protest?  It is human to mourn the dead. It is human to bemoan evil. There comes a time in human affairs when action is needed to ward off a lingering evil as Jesus Christ taught us in the Scripture. Of course, prayer comes first. But prayer should also be backed by action. One … >>> Read Full Story



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By Bashir Bello
KATSINA—Gunmen have attacked Ruma community in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State, kidnapped a 13-year-old boy, Uzairu Basiru; 12 women, killed one person, with five others sustaining injuries.

This is just as President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to visit the camp of internally-displaced persons, IDPs, today, in Batsari.
Community sources identified the deceased as Nasiru Ojo, saying the gunmen stormed the area at 10:30 p.m. on Monday night, shooting sporadically.
The five persons injured were identified as Abu Karfe, Amadu Hasan, Ali Dan Asibi, Shamsu Ya’u and Abu Danjari.
They were said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
Also … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: John Owen Nwachukwu

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has identified prayer, praise and faith in God as the three instruments to make Nigeria great again.
He said the country needs these three spiritual instruments to overcome the myriad of socio-economic and political challenges besetting the country.

The former military and democratic leader stated this at the 2019 National Altar of Praise and Prayer for the Nation, entitled: ‘As in the Days of Jehoshaphat,’ taken from II Chronicles 20:22, held at Molete Baptist Church, Ibadan.
The event was organised by the Gospel Musicians Association of Nigeria (GOMAN), under the leadership of Evangelist Funmi Aragbaye.
Obasanjo, who was represented by former … >>> Read Full Story