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Police break minors’ tummies bloating syndicate

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday apprehended four men who allegedly use minors to beg for alms in Lagos traffic. SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Commands Public Relations Officers stated this via this official Twitter handle. According to him, the men get minors from villages and then get a medical doctor to inject them with Read More…

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Nigeria considering China’s C919 plane for Nigeria Air

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigeria is considering the purchase of China’s newly-certified C919 passenger jet as it projects to grow its new national air carrier Nigeria Air to 30 planes by around 2025, Aviation Minister Hadi Sirika said on Saturday. Sirika said the new airline would have a mixture of Airbus and Boeing planes, but added the carrier is Read More…

CNS Cup: States push for silverware as competition enters quarterfinals

The Kwara contingent maintained their impressive run at the ongoing 19th edition of the Chief of Naval Staff Cup as they defeated their counterpart from Osun 3-0 on Wednesday to set up a quarter-final clash with Ekiti State. Despite defeating Kano boys 3-0, the lads from Bauchi failed to reach the next round of the game as they surrendered the second ticket of group A to Osun State who will be facing Enugu in one of the last eight games billed for Thursday. While Edo will be battling Oyo for one of the last four stage tickets, Kebbi State will also be

FG puts NFF electoral process on hold over court order

The Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) elections scheduled to hold in Benin, tomorrow, 30 September, might not hold. This is because the Federal Government said in a statement yesterday that while it is still studying the court processes, the stakeholders in the polls should obey the court order halting the electoral process. In a statement signed by Manga Mohammed, the Ministry of Sports Director, Press and Public Relations, and made available to The Guardian, the Federal Government called on stakeholders in Nigerian football to “remain calm and abide by the court order, by not doing anything or taking any further steps particularly, as

Algeria’s Desert Foxes complete comeback to edge Super Eagles 2-1 in international friendly

A controversial penalty tucked in by Riyad Mahrez and a 28-yard scorcher by Youcef Atal saw Algeria complete a comeback and left the Super Eagles with a narrow 1-2 defeat.  The international friendly played in Oran on Tuesday, saw Nigeria open scoring early in the 9th minute through France –based Terem Moffi.  This was after Moffi escaped the attentions of Algerian defenders and hooked the ball into the net as a shot by defender Calvin Bassey was deflected in a goalmouth melee. Two–time African champions Algeria came close to getting the equalizer ten minutes later. This was when goalkeeper Francis Uzoho upended Riyad Mahrez in the box
Featured Nigeria Notes Wole Olaoye

Not A Poisoned Chalice

Reading Time: 6 minutes Some people think that the next president of Nigeria will inherit a poisoned chalice because he (yes, he) will find out that what he thought was a throne was but a marble-coated trap programmed to de-ball. If the economic situation is as bad as many experts see it, why are so many people hell-bent on Read More…

About parents who rent out their children to beggars for payment

By Ugoma Johnson Yesterday, Facebook brought up a memory of a post I made back in 2019 about parents who rent out their teenage kids for begging while they (the parents) get paid after the day’s business. The post did generate a couple of comments and as usual, I decided to read through them. While some of the commenters affirmed that it does really happen, many others seemed surprised as to how such a thing could happen or how a supposed parent would have the mind to give out their kids to be used for such a degrading act. But while this may

A date with ‘She Works Here’ Incubator

By Modupe Adeyinka Oni Thank God the scary days of the covid 19 pandemic are behind us. We've all taken our shots and are now learning to live with the virus. Although it's still a potentially dangerous virus, the protocols we have imbibed have become a lifestyle for me as staying safe is the goal. When I look back at the year 2020, amidst all the pain and loss of friends and dear ones, my time on the ‘She Works Here Incubator’ was truly time well spent in more ways than I ever imagined. First, it gave me something to do, taking my

Be the pacesetter – a short note to parents

By Ugoma Johnson I have noticed that often when a parent reports a child to me about something which the child is doing that the parent is not comfortable with, more often than not, when I probe further, it always turns out that the child is just an advanced replica of either of the parent or both parents. For instance, when a parent complains that one of her kids constantly picks on the siblings or is always being unnecessarily violent towards the siblings, a little probe into the issue often reveals that the parents usually pick on each other knowingly or unknowingly.

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