Onyekwere makes history after Commonwealth Games discus gold

Reigning African Games and African Championships champion, Chioma Onyekwere, saved her best for the last major competition of the year to make history as the first Nigerian woman to win the Commonwealth Games gold in the Discus Throw event. Onyekewere, 28, threw 61.70m in her fourth attempt to take the lead from home girl, Jade

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Italian police arrest killer of Nigerian man

The Italian authorities have arrested a suspect involved in the murder of a Nigerian man in Italy, Ogochukwu Alika. Alika, a physically challenged man, was beaten to death with his crutches by the unnamed attacker while people watched and recorded the incident with their phones. Giving an update on the case in a statement on

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South American countries launch 2030 World Cup bid

Four South American countries on Tuesday launched an unprecedented joint bid to host the centenary 2030 World Cup with the hope of bringing the global showpiece back to its first home. “We are in this iconic place where history began,” said Alejandro Dominguez, president of South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL, from the Centenario stadium

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CWG: Nigeria wins gold, bronze in Discus throw

Nigeria has won gold and bronze medals in the women’s Discus throw final at the Commonwealth Games holding in Birmingham. Nigeria’s Chioma Onyekwere clinched the gold medal after throwing an SB of 61.70m, to beat England’s Jade Lally who won the silver medal after throwing 58.42m. Also, Nigeria’s Obiageri Amaechi came third in the final,

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Youths protest against Ebubeagu in Abia

The current wave of insecurity in the South-East has attracted the attention of youth leaders who today embarked on protest against the Ebubeagu security outfit in Aba, Abia State. Under the aegis of Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, the youths alleged the Ebubeagu outfit is a militia set up by some governors to annihilate

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Buhari hails teenage golfer over championship victory

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Tuesday, congratulated a 16-year-old Nigerian girl, Iyeneobong Essien, for finishing second at the Champion of Champions World Golf Championship Invitational in Northern Ireland. President Buhari’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari congratulates 16-year-old Nigerian golfer

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We’ve given military freedom to end terrorism—Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Tuesday in Abuja, said his regime had given the military “full freedom” to end the insecurity in the country which he called “madness”. According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari was reacting to the recent attacks in Kaduna,

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Chelsea agree to sign Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa

Aston Villa’s Carney Chukwuemeka is set to join Premier League club Chelsea after both clubs agreed on a fee of £20m for the England youth international. A report on www.chelseafc.com on Tuesday confirmed that both clubs had reached an agreement for the permanent transfer of Chukwuemeka. The report stated, “Aston Villa and Chelsea can confirm

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Why do we disrespect Haiti?

The world has been ungenerous and insensitive to Haiti. We know, for a fact, that Haiti is unflatteringly besieged by legions of social and political problems, reeling from centuries-old imperial strangulation, wasting on the vine of auspicious potentialities and, in short, dying from the crushing weight of historical consequences. Nothing, as of now, points to

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Physicians canvass blood pressure awareness campaign

The Medical Director, MacTayo Hospital, Ikotun, Dr Chijioke David, has tasked government at all levels and non-governmental organisations to carry out massive campaigns on Blood Pressure, particularly in the communities. David gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday during a medical outreach organised by the Redeemed Christian Church

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