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African Games
The first batch of Nigerian athletes to the 12th All African Games are expected to leave for Rabat, Morocco on August 13, after the Sports Ministry secured arrangements to transport over 400 athletes and officials.
Nigerian wrestlers ready for the All African Games
According to Sports Ministry permanent secretary, Mr.Olusade Adesola, Air Peace will airlift the athletes and officials to the Games.

“For the airlifting of athletes, we have secured the services of Air Peace under a partnership to airlift our contingent to and from the African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
“This is to ensure that we do not have any problems with … >>> Read Full Story

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The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has been caught in an audio recording where he threatened to destroy Ikale land in Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state.
DAILY POST gathered that Akeredolu made the threat at the palace of Abodi of Ikale land, Oba George Faduyile, where he tongue-lashed the monarch over the communal clash at Ago-Alaye between the Ikales and the people of Araromi-Obu in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.

In the audio recording obtained by DAILY POST, the governor fumed, “What happened in Ago-Alaye must not repeat itself and it will not. And if anybody tries it, I’m saying … >>> Read Full Story

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With a prevalence of 11.0 per cent and 2.2 per cent for Hepatitis B and C respectively, PATIENCE IHEJIRIKA and ODIRI UCHENUNU-IBEH write on the need for Nigerian government to avert the trend. For many years, Hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver, has been declared a public health epidemic and the reason is not far fetched. Worldwide, over 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware, and, without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions have suffered and some have lost their lives. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 2,850,000 people became newly infected in 2017 and viral hepatitis B … >>> Read Full Story

Ali Baba

Nigerian comedy icon, Ali Baba has been presented with an Award of Excellence for Social Impact and Entertainment in recognition his three-decade long career that has spawned several other careers and made comedy a viable industry in Nigeria.
Born Atunyota Alleluia Akpoborome, Ali Baba received the award at The Banquet Hall, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja from Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
According to the State House release, Ali Baba was selected for his support for the entertainment sector, which was identified as a key vector of the government’s Micro, Medium and Small Scale Enterprise Initiative.
For the better part of thirty years, … >>> Read Full Story

Timipre Sylva

Emmanuel Addeh writes that the two major gladiators in the race for the All Progressives Congress primaries in Bayelsa State are gearing up for a contest that promises to be interesting
Other things being equal, the jostle for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the November 16 poll will be a straight fight between former governor Timipre Sylva and erstwhile Minister of State, Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri. Incidentally, Sylva has recently been nominated a minister. Except the unthinkable happens, everyone knows he is not giving up his long quest to return as Governor of Bayelsa State. … >>> Read Full Story

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warri—The member representing Burutu Federal Constituency, Delta State, in the House of Representatives, Mr Julius Pondi has said his reelection for a second term has rekindled his commitment to give effective representation to his people  through legislative framework.
File: Security operatives manning the ballot boxes during election
He gave the assurance during his thanksgiving service at the Church of God Mission Ejiyere Zonal Headquarters, Warri,  to appreciate God for his successful election and subsequent inauguration into the 9th National Assembly.

He said he was thanking God for his victory at the poll and thanked the people of Burutu for voting him for a second term, … >>> Read Full Story

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The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday arrested two Chinese, Lin Piehao, 22, and Li Ruoneng, 27, who allegedly operate a factory where e-waste is illegally assembled and exported to China and Vietnam.
A police source, who confirmed the arrest to NAN on Tuesday in Lagos, said operatives from Area “F” Command, Ikeja, uncovered the factory through intelligence reports.

It was gathered that the visas of the two suspects had since expired but they had continued to stay in the country unperturbed.
The source revealed that operatives stormed the No. 19 Sule Abuka Street, Opebi, Ikeja factory, which had no signboard and arrested the suspects.… >>> Read Full Story