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Police intercept cannabis worth N3m in Lagos

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have intercepted 10 bags of illicit drugs worth N3 million and suspected to be Indian Hemp. Lagos Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday. Hundeyin said that the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives on a routine patrol intercepted the vehicle Read More…

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SEC Nigeria publishes rules on crypto assets

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigeria’s markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a set of regulations for digital assets, signalling Africa’s most populous country is trying to find a middle ground between an outright ban on crypto-assets and their unregulated use. Nigeria’s central bank last year banned banks and financial institutions from dealing in or facilitating Read More…

From ‘Boom Boom’ to bust, Becker must now serve time

Boris Becker's thunderous delivery earned him the nickname 'Boom Boom' as a 17-year-old Wimbledon winner in 1985 but on Friday, aged 54 and bust, the German great was told he must serve time in prison. Three times a champion on the grass courts of south-west London, the man who thrilled tennis fans in the 1980s and 90s appeared in a court of law to receive a two-and-a-half-year sentence. Tennis - Wimbledon, June 30, 1999 Germany's Boris Becker celebrates winning his fourth-round match against Australia's Pat Rafter REUTERS/Kieran Doherty Becker was convicted earlier this month of four charges under Britain's Insolvency Act, including failing

For Woods, pleasure and pain after Masters first round

In picture above: Golf - The Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - April 7, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after his tee shot on the 4th during the first round REUTERS/Brian Snyder Tiger Woods described his first competitive round of golf in 508 days as painful and positive after pushing himself to an opening-round one-under 71 at the Masters on Thursday and into the battle for a record-equalling sixth Green Jacket. Fourteen months after a career-threatening car crash there is still a long painful road ahead for the 46-year-old if he is to match Jack

Man City stay ahead of Liverpool, Brentford stun Chelsea

In picture above: Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Brentford - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - April 2, 2022 Brentford's David Raya in action REUTERS/Chris Radburn Manchester City maintained their slim advantage at the top of the Premier League with a routine 2-0 win at Burnley on Saturday as Liverpool eased past Watford 2-0 to keep their title ambitions very much alive. Brentford pulled off a stunning 4-1 victory at Chelsea with Christian Eriksen among the scorers and Manchester United were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Leicester City at Old Trafford. Kevin De Bruyne put Manchester City ahead after
Nigeria Politics Top Story

Confusion as Goodluck Jonathan and group alleged to have bought his APC nomination form both deny

Reading Time: 3 minutes Goodluck Jonathan, former Nigerian President, considers it an insult for an unknown group to purchase an All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 presidential nomination form for him, his spokesman has said. Also, the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), a Fulani socio-cultural organisation has denied they bought President Jonathan an APC presidential nomination form. Read More…

Lagos residents differ on mental evaluation in marriage counselling

Lagos residents are divided on how mental evaluation should be included in pre-marital and post-wedding counselling to prevent the rising spate of domestic violence in homes. In a study carried out by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Lagosians in separate interviews on Friday, however, agreed that mental and psychological evaluation before and periodically during the marriage was very important for a successful marriage. According to some of them, religious institutions should be saddled with the responsibility because many people hold their religious leaders in high esteem and will easily take counsel from them. Kampala Ajejevwe, an accountant said that the religious institutions

April Fools! San Francisco police pull over driverless car

San Francisco police were left scratching their heads after they pulled over a car earlier this month for driving without headlights at night and found no one inside. In what otherwise would have been a great April Fools' Day joke, San Francisco police officers pulled over a driverless car operated by General Motor Co's Cruise unit on April 1 and found no one behind the wheel. The resulting video footage has gone viral online. The two officers, who were not identified, pulled the car over and were puzzled by the lack of humans inside, according to a video posted on Instagram that

Brad Pitt sues ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling stake in French winery

Brad Pitt sued his former wife Angelina Jolie for selling her stake in a French winery they had bought together -- and where they were married -- to a Russian businessman. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, Pitt said Jolie broke their agreement not to sell their interests in Chateau Miraval without the other's consent by selling her stake to a unit of Stoli Group, a spirits maker controlled by oligarch Yuri Shefler. The Oscar-winning couple in 2008 had bought a controlling interest in Miraval, which is in the village of Correns in southeastern France, between Marseille and Nice.

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