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Swimming: ‘Phenomenal’ Dressel set for world sprint golds

Caeleb Dressel is on the verge of a super Saturday at the world championships after clocking the fastest times into both the men’s 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly finals. US Caeleb Remel Dressel reacts after competing in the men’s 100m butterfly semi-final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA …

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Photos: Igbonla Model College students in Lagos

Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule (2nd left); Commissioner of Police, Lagos, Mr. Fatai Owoseni (left); Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (right); his Deputy, Mr. Alfred Agboola (2nd right) with the released Igbonla Model College students during a media briefing at the Round House, the Secretariat, Alausa, …

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Defend Nigeria’s unity – Okorocha

The Imo Governor, Mr Rochas Okorocha, has called on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to always defend the unity and progress of the country. Okorocha gave the advice on Friday at the official opening of the orientation course for the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream (11) corps members deployed …

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Germany warns US over Russia sanctions

Germany warned Friday that it would not accept any new US sanctions against Russia that targeted European companies at the same time. German Chancellor Angela MerkelForeign Minister Sigmar Gabriel underlined the importance of applying economic pressure on Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian conflict. But he stressed in a …

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Osinbajo pulls Wike, Amaechi together to witness as he commissions fertilizer plant in Rivers

By Jimitota Onoyume Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, his predecessor and Minister of Transportation, were seen together in public, yesterday, with acting President Yemi Osinbajo, who visited the state to commission a world class fertilizer plant at Indorama, Eleme Petrochemicals Limited in Eleme LGA of …

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Senate ignores calls for change

By Duno Kogbara The Senate has just disappointed me and millions of Nigerians by rejecting four bills, including one relating to a proposed devolution of legislative powers to states and another relating to proposed deletion of the Land Use Act from the Constitution. I’ve discussed this development with a lawyer …

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Unsettled Sanchez due back with Arsenal on Sunday

Amid persistent reports that Alexis Sanchez wants to leave Arsenal, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says the Chile forward will return to training on Sunday. Sanchez Sanchez missed Arsenal’s pre-season tour to Australia and China while he rested after playing for his country at the Confederations Cup. The former Barcelona star’s …

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Man Utd far from the level of Barca – Mourinho

Pre-season matches against star-studded Real Madrid and Barcelona were good preparation for the rigors of the Premier League even as they demonstrated the Spanish giants’ superior level, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho said Wednesday. Lionel Messi of Barcelona (L) and Paul Pogba of Machestur United (R) vie for the ball …

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FG emerges with new petroleum policy

By Udeme Akpan LAGOS—The Federal Government has emerged with a new National Petroleum Policy, targeted at bringing about restructuring, new legislation and value addition in the oil and gas industry. Oil Pipe The policy, which has already been approved by the Federal Executive Council, defines the strategy of the government …

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Senate to change name of Nigerian Police Force to Nigerian Police

The Nigerian Senate has pushed for the change of name from the Nigerians Police Force to simply the Nigerian Police. This is part of the recommendations in the 29 bills approved by the Senate in the ongoing Constitution amendment process. Some stakeholders in the security sector have claimed that the …

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