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Mbappe Helps PSG Keep Pace With Lille Ahead Of Sunday Clash

Written by on 17 December 2020

Kylian Mbappe has scored a penalty as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 2-0 win over 10-man Lorient, keeping the reigning champions just one point behind Lille ahead of their visit to the leaders this weekend. Mbappe’s second-half penalty, when Andrew Gravillon was sent off, and Moise Kean’s strike helped PSG to victory after Lille, who […]

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Seyi Babatope’s ‘Sanitation Day’ is coming to cinemas in January 2021

Written by on 17 December 2020

Filmone’s second West African Film Fund (WAFF) project, ‘Sanitation Day’ will reportedly premiere in cinemas in 2021. Filmone has confirmed new details on the release of its anticipated crime thriller, ‘Sanitation Day’ directed by Seyi Babatope. Recall production for the movie which was a contender for Nigeria’s Oscars Best International Feature Film submission, kicked off […]

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France’s President Macron Tests Positive For COVID-19

Written by on 17 December 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19 the presidency said, adding that he would now self-isolate for the next week. The presidency in a statement said Macron will now, in accordance with national regulations, “self-isolate for seven days but will continue to work and carry out his activities remotely. The French president is […]

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Bomb kills Malian soldier, wounds five

Written by on 17 December 2020

A Malian soldier has been killed and five others wounded when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device on a highway. Mali is struggling with insurgency that first erupted in the north but has since spread to the centre of the country, as well as spilling over into neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger. The nation’s […]

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Reps reject Bill seeking age limit to contest for President

Written by on 17 December 2020

A Bill seeking to amend the 1999 Constitution to fix the age limit to contest political offices in Nigeria has suffered a setback in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The Bill, sponsored by Bede Eke (PDP, Imo), was roundly rejected by the lawmakers who continuously shouted him down as he made to defend his […]

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Navy begins battle against pirates

Written by on 17 December 2020

The Nigerian Navy has begun its annual Chief of the Naval Staff’s sea inspection to reinforce its intolerance to piracy, oil theft and other maritime illegalities. The exercise, codenamed: Still Waters, took off at the Naval Dockyard Limited, Victoria Island on Monday.  Twelve naval ships, two helicopters and a detachment of the service’s elite squad, […]

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FG licenses 203 agents to boost NIN enrolment

Written by on 17 December 2020

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has approved the licensing of 173 private sector Agents and 30 State Governments/Public Sector Institutions to conduct enrolment of Nigerians and legal residents into the National Identity Database on behalf of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). The Director-General/Chief Executive of NIMC, Engineer Aliyu Aziz, […]

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FG comes under fire as 164 million phones risk disconnection

Written by on 17 December 2020

Over 164 million phone lines may be disconnected by December 31, if their owners fail to integrate their National Identity Numbers to Subscriber Identification Modules (SOM) registration records. Spokesperson, NIMC, Kayode Adegoke, on Wednesday said that the number of Nigerians with NINs was about 43 million. The Director-General of the agency, Aliyu Aziz, had recently […]

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