30, Apr 2022
Arrest politicians buying N100m forms, 102-year-old presidential aspirant tells EFCC, ICPC

A 102-year-old presidential aspirant, Chief (Mrs) Josephine Ezeanyaeche, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission as well as the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission to arrest and prosecute any politician or group buying N100m nomination form of any political party.

According to Punch Ezeanyaeche said if the anti-graft agencies were truly independent and alive to their responsibilities, they should not be reminded that no politician would cough up the amount of money without stealing public funds.

The centenarian stated this on Saturday when she presented the nomination form of her party, Africa Action Congress, to her people in Igboukwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State.

She also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission and every other relevant agency to create laws to peg the amount spent on nomination forms and electioneering as part of measures to reduce corruption.

She lamented that current politicians have run the country aground and as one of the founding members of Nigeria, she cannot continue to keep quiet while the country degenerates further.

She said her joining the 2023 presidential race is to bring a disruptive change as the youths of the country have failed to take up the challenge.

She noted that many aspirants from the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party are running to the AAC, her party, because of the exorbitant price of their nomination form.

Despite this, she said she was still optimistic about making an appreciable impact in the party’s primaries taking place on June 30.

Ezeanyaeche, who is also the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Voice of the Senior Citizens of Nigeria, pointed out that the huge price some parties place on nomination forms is a means of eliminating good people from participating in politics, as by so doing, throwing up “potential criminals with the tendency to go into offices to steal.”

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30, Apr 2022
Bus full of NYSC members burst into flames in Warri (Video)

No fewer than 30 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), escaped a bus fire in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.

It was gathered that the incident took place at a yet-to-be identified filling station in the oil city.

The bus said to be transporting the Corps members to Asaba for their Passing Out Parade (POP), immediately caught fire underneath when it parked beside a fuel pump.

Efforts to locate the said filling station in order to ascertain the level of the situation proved futile on Saturday.

According to a CCTV footage which has gone viral, the bus with an inscription of the ‘College of Education, Warri,’ had stopped for a refuel.

While some Corps members could be seen struggling to get the door opened, others made it through the windows with the assistance of a man, whose identity could not be ascertained.

In the video, the good Samaritan quickly rushed to the bus, which was already aflame and tried breaking one of the windows to rescue the Corps members.

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A lecturer at the institution, who could not ascertain where the incident happened in Warri, confirmed the development to The Nation.

He disclosed that a part of the bus “about four feet,” was affected by the fire which was later put out.

“Yes, it is true. It was a coastal bus conveying corps members to Asaba. They stopped at a filling station to refuel and suddenly there was a spark.

“Fortunately, all the corps members escaped unhurt. But one of the fuel attendants sustained injuries. The bus has been towed to the school,” he stated.

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30, Apr 2022
Singer Teni to pay school fees for two private university students after sending fans to Dubai

Nigerian singer, Teni has reached out to students in private universities, promising to pay help out.

This is as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has refused to call off the over 2 month strike.

Taking to her Twitter page, Teni revealed that she is ready to sponsor two students in private universities who are in their final years but need assistance with their fees.

“Private school university students if you need assistance with your school fees let me know, wanna help 2 people. 2 Final year students”, she wrote.

Recall that a few days ago, Teni made lady’s dream of travelling abroad come true as she promises her a trip to Dubai with a splendid package.

A Nigerian lady identified as Ella of Lagos is close to travelling outside Nigeria for the first after she shared a Tweet about her desire to go overseas.

The lady in her tweet revealed how her trip to the airport had ignited her desire to travel out of the country one day.

On sighting the tweet, Nigerian singer and songwriter Teni Apata, better known as Teni, decided to make the lady’s dream a reality with an all expense paid trip to Dubai.

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30, Apr 2022
JAMB confirms candidates begin printing UTME 2022 notification slips

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has annnounced that candidates for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), can start printing their notification slips from today, April 30.

This was confirmed by the Director, Information Technology Services, Fabian Okoro, in a statement released to JAMB Bulletin.

The notification slip is ready for printing, with the 2022 UTME scheduled to hold from Friday, 6th May, 2022 to 14th May, 2022.

The slip will enable candidates know the venue, date, session and time of their examination.

Okoro said, “All candidates are advised to print slips on time so as to know the location of their examination centres, date of their scheduled sessions and time of the examination beforehand especially with the adjustment in examination schedules this year. This would guide them in making necessary arrangements ahead of the exercise as the Board frowns at lateness to its examination, as no excuses would be entertained from any candidates as a stitch in time, saves nine.”

He stated further that “Candidates need not visit any CBT centres for the printing of the notification slip as it can be done at any available internet point, be it private or public. To print the slip, candidates are to visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng then click on 2022 UTME slip printing then insert registration number to print.”

The slip contains the candidates’ important details like registration number, the centre to which they are to sit the examination within their chosen examination town and the expected time to be at the centre.

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30, Apr 2022
DJ Cuppy Laments, Narrates Stress of Schooling at Oxford University

Popular female disc jockey and billionaire daughter, DJ Cuppy, sparked hilarious reactions in the online community after she shared a post about her state of mind.

The entertainer shared a sober-looking photo of herself wrapped in a duvet on her Instagram story channel and complained about the stress she went through writing her thesis.

DJ Cuppy noted that she had no idea of what she signed up for before enrolling at Oxford University and insisted that she is not the type who will just share graduation photos. She wrote:

“Sorry but I am not that person who will just post happy graduation pictures at the end and act like I just breezed through. It’s hard work.”

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30, Apr 2022
Davido’s letter to Chioma as she celebrates her 27th birthday

Superstar Afrobeat singer, Davido Adeleke, marks the birthday of his fiancee, Chioma Rowland, with a special prayer.

The mother of one took to the image-sharing platform to mark her 27th birthday in style with jaw-dropping photos.

Taking to the comment section to celebrate Ifeanyi’s mother, Davido rained prayers on Chioma Rowland.

This comes amidst the rumor of a not-so-smooth relationship between the duo as the chef was once spotted with her alleged new man.

Happy birthday chiom chiom. My prayer is that God continue to bless you, give you everything you desire and more! Chi day. Turn up to the fullest! You deserve it,” O.B.O wrote in the comment section.

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30, Apr 2022
Buy presidential form for me – Yul Edochie tells Nigerians after marriage scandal

Presidential aspirant, Yul Edochie, gives remarks on the backlash trailing his second wife’s arrangement as he pleads for financial support.

The actor turned politician who has been in the news for some days takes advantage of the media’s attention to seek financial support for a presidential form.

Sharing a video, Yul Edochie stated;

“Did you see what we did on Wednesday?
We shook the world and still shaking it.
The energy you all are applying knows no tribe, no religion no gender.
The energy is coming from the North, South, East and West and all over the world. The energy is united.
We’re on Tv stations, radio, blogs, youtube, every WhatsApp group, market, committees, street, hood, everywhere.
With this energy We can take back our country and fix it.
I cannot do it alone. I need you, we need you.
Nigeria needs you.
My dear Nigerians, please, I appeal to you, buy me Presidential form let’s win this election.”

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30, Apr 2022
Bundesliga: Akpoguma Subbed Off In Hoffenheim, Freiburg Seven-Goal Thriller

Super Eagles defender, Kevin Akpoguma was in action as Hoffenheim played out an entertaining 3-4 loss to Freiburg in Saturday’s Bundesliga.

Akpoguma, who was making his 25th appearance for Hoffenheim, has netted two goals and bagged three assists.

The Nigerian international was substituted in the 89th minute for J. B. Larsen after an impressive display.

The visitor took the lead in the 23rd minute through Roland Sallai before Andrej Kramaric leveled parity in the 32nd minute.

Angelo Stiller extended Hoffenheim lead in the 49 minute before three quick goals from Gunter, Lucas Holer and Woo-yeong Jeong gave Freiburg a 4-2 lead.

However, Sebastian Rudy netted a goal for the host in the 84th minute but it was not enough to push for a comeback against Freiburg.

The loss mean Hoffenheim sit 8th on 46 points while Freiburg sit 4th on 55 points in the league table.

30, Apr 2022
NPFL: Plateau United Stumble, Enyimba Down Gombe United

Plateau United title bid suffered a huge setback following a 1-0 defeat to Dakkada at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday.

Emmanuel Charles netted the winning goal for Dakkada in the 61st minute.

Plateau United, who occupy second position on the table, could lose further ground in their title bid if leaders Rivers United beat Kwara United on Sunday.

Enyimba thrashed Gombe United 3-0 in Aba to boost their chances of picking a continental ticket.

Chukwuemeka Obioma fired the Peoples Elephant ahead on six minutes after he was set up Mohamed Bilal.

Obioma set up Mbaoma for Enyimba’s second goal on 15 minutes.

It was Mbaoma’s 11th goal of the campaign.

Cyril Olisema benefited from a poor clearance from Gombe United’s defence to get among the goals a minute before the hour mark.

At the Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna, Niger Tornadoes defeated Kano Pillars 2-1.

Rabiu Ali curled home the opener from a free kick at the edge of the box of the hosts for Pillars to lead on fifth minute.

Jonas Emmanuel equalised for the home team on 52nd minute.

Musa Wakili scored the winning goal from the penalty on the dot of 90 minutes.

30, Apr 2022
OFFICIAL: Ancelotti Makes History As Madrid Claim Record Laliga Title After Outclassing Espanyol

Real Madrid have been crowned Spanish LaLiga champions after thrashing Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday’s league game.

It is a record 35th Laliga title for Madrid with closest rivals Barcelona on 26 titles.

Madrid sit 17 points ahead of their closest challengers Sevilla, and 18 ahead of Barcelona, who they have now jumped ahead of in total trophy wins, with 95 to Barca’s 94.

Saturday’s win was also an historic one for Madrid coach Carlo Ancellotti, as he becomes the only manager in history to have won a league title in each of Europe’s five major leagues.

He won league titles with Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, with whom he also won the Champions League.

And in Saturday’s game, a Rodrygo’s double followed by second-half goals from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema sealed all three points for Madrid who have now won two titles in three years.

Los Blancos have lost just three league games all season with impressive wins over Barcelona and Sevilla helping them along the way.

Up next for Ancellotti and his side is the return leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City on Wednesday.

The Spanish giants last won both La Liga and the Champions League in 2017 and also achieved the same double three times between 1956-58.

They will go into the clash trying to overturn a 4-3 deficit from the reverse fixture at the Etihad last Tuesday.

In-form striker Karim Benzema netted a brace, one from the penalty spot, while Vinicius Junior got the other goal after a brilliant solo effort.

The Spanish side will hope to avenge their exit in the hands of City last two seasons, losing 2-1 both at the Santiago Bernabeu and the Etihad.

And in his first spell as Madrid coach in 2014, Ancellotti led them to the Copa del Rey and the Champions League titles.

In the Copa del Rey final, they pipped Barcelona 2-1 before securing a dramatic 4-1 win against city rivals Atletico Madrid.

30, Apr 2022
EPL: Man City Spank Leeds To Retain Top Spot From Liverpool

FT: Leeds United 0:4 Manchester City

Manchester City produced the perfect response to Premier League title rivals Liverpool by outclassing Leeds United to regain top spot.

City needed the win after Liverpool had overtaken them earlier in the day with victory at Newcastle and produced a highly impressive display in Elland Road’s hothouse that also prolonged the relegation worries for Jesse Marsch’s side.

The reigning Premier League champions went ahead in the 13th minute when Rodri glanced home Phil Foden’s free-kick and while Leeds were spirited, they barely tested visiting keeper Ederson until the game was lost.

City doubled their advantage nine minutes after the break from another set piece, Nathan Ake pouncing from close range when Foden’s corner was headed down by Ruben Dias.

Foden was City’s brilliant orchestrator and he was involved again when he set up the third for Gabriel Jesus with 12 minutes left, before Fernadinho added the fourth with virtually the last kick of the game.

30, Apr 2022
Ligue 1: Simon Bags Brace As Nantes Hold Lens

Super Eagles winger, Simon Moses was at his best mettle as he bagged a brace in Nantes’ 2-2 draw against Lens in Saturday’s Ligue 1 game.

The Nigerian international, who was making his 28th appearance in the colours of Nantes, has scored four goals and had eight assists.

The Super Eagles star grabbed the opening goal in the 8th minute before netting his brace in the 32nd minute with a great finish.

He was however, substituted in the 70th minute for Coulibaly after a decent performance.

The victory mean Nantes sit9th on 51 points while Lens sit 7th on 55 points.

30, Apr 2022
Dennis In Action As Relegation Threatened Watford Lose 5th Consecutive League Game

Emmanuel Dennis was in action but could not prevent relegation threatened Watford going down to 2-1 home loss to Burnley, Completesports reports.

Watford have now lost their last five league games and remain in 19th place on 22 points and are 12 points from safety.

Dennis’ Nigerian teammates William Troost-Ekong and Samuel Kalu were unused substitutes for the Hornets.

It was a game Watford would be kicking themselves after considering two late goals to surrender their lead.

Watford made a great start after taking the lead on eight minutes after Juraj Kucka’s shot hit the crossbar before cannoning off James Tarkowski and into the net. 

In the 83rd minute Burnley equalised thanks to Charlie Taylor who finished off Jack Cork cross.

And with four minutes left Burnley completed the turnaround as Josh Brownhill slided the ball into the bottom corner.

For Burnley, it is a huge win as they give their relegation fight a boost, climbing up to 16th place.

At Saint Mary’s, Eberechi Eze was on target for Crystal Palace who came from a goal down to beat Southampton 2-1.

Southampton took the lead on nine minutes as Oriol Romeu rose highest to head in James Ward-Prowse’s corner.

On the hour mark, Palace equalised off the boot of Eze whose volley from Nathaniel Clyne’s deep cross squeezed under Fraser Forster.

And in the 92nd minute, Wilfried Zaha won it for Palace with a brilliant finish.

At Villa Park, Norwich were officially relegated to the Championship after they lost 2-0 to Aston Villa

It is a return back to the Championship after just gaining promotion this season.

Norwich were resolute in most part of the first half but their resolve was eventually broken when Olie Watkins scored on 41 minutes before Danny Ings made it 2-0 on 93rd minute.

And at the Molineaux Brighton and Hove Albion hammered Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0.

30, Apr 2022
“Forever Love” Cristiano Ronaldo Writes As He Shares Photo Of Newborn

“Forever Love” Cristiano Ronaldo Writes As He Shares Photo Of Newborn

Cristiano Ronaldo has shared a photo of his newborn child with his followers.

The professional football player welcomed his daughter on Monday, April 18.

He and his partner were expecting twins. Sadly, their newborn son died at birth.

He has now shared a photo he took with his newborn daughter.

“Forever love,” he captioned the photo.

30, Apr 2022
Mohammed Salisu Attributes Recent Slump In Form To Ramadan

Mohammed Salisu has reasoned his recent decline in form could be a result of Ramadan, which ends soon.

Despite his recent dip in form, the 23-year-old still leads the charts for interceptions (74) in the English Premier League.

Salisu’s drop in form saw has seen him lose his starting role in Southampton’s defence and was unused against Arsenal and Burnley before scoring an own goal against Brighton.