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Maryam Awaisu released hours after arrest (Guardian)

#ArewaMetoo campaigner and writer Maryam Awaisu has been released hours after she was arrested by the men of Nigerian police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in her office in Kaduna on Tuesday. Amnesty International confirmed her release. “Maryam Awaisu has been…

Israel Adesanya relocates to ‘remote village’ in New Zealand after beating Brazil’s Silva (Guardian)

After conquering Brazil’s legendary fighter, Anderson Silva in the UFC 234 in Melbourne last week, Africa’s fast-rising MMA athlete, Israel Adesanya has relocated to a remote village in New Zealand, according to his manager, Eugene Bareman. Adesanya, who lives in…

Miller brands Joshua ‘prima donna’ ahead Madison Square Garden showdown (Guardian)

Jarrell Miller branded Anthony Joshua a “prima donna” as their rivalry ignited in New York. The pair moved to face off at Madison Square Garden in front of the media yesterday but Miller instead shoved his opponent. Security descended on…

Suspected hoodlums disrupt TraderMoni scheme in Ogun (Guardian)

Suspected thugs yesterday disrupted proceedings at the launch of the Federal Government’s Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), also known as TraderMoni, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The scheme was put in place by government to assist petty traders with…

Okorocha accuses Uzodinma of working for PDP candidates (Guardian)

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has accused the state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate. Sen. Hope Uzodinma, of working for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates towards the coming elections. In a statement on Tuesday in Owerri signed by…

Customs detain four officers over civilian friend’s killing (Punch) * Leah’s father pleads with govt to rescue daughter (Nation)

Customs detain four officers over civilian friend’s killing (Punch) The Nigeria Customs Service has said that four members of the patrol team involved in the killing of their civilian ‘friend’, Godwin Onoja, have been detained. It also stated that a…

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A sorry time to be Sarri Embattled Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has accused his side of playing ‘confused’ football in their defeat against Manchester United in the FA Cup. Chelsea were neat in possession but blunt in attack and managed…

*My husband threatens me with broken bottles, woman tells court (Punch) * 2019 presidential election must meet the 2015 standard, American lawmaker tells Buhari (Punch)

My husband threatens me with broken bottles, woman tells court (Punch) Adedayo Kanisuru, an hairdresser and mother of two, on Tuesday, urged a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan to dissolve the 12-year-old marriage between her and her estranged husband, Sherif,…

Bernie Sanders announces he is running for US president (Guardian)

Senator Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday he is running for president, launching a second bid for the White House after a surprisingly strong run for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Sanders, 77, made the announcement in a radio interview in his…

Death toll in Kaduna killing rises to 130 as police arrests 11 suspects (Guardian)

Kaduna state governor Nasir El- Rufai on Tuesday said about 130 persons died in Kajuru villages attack and not 60 as he previously announced. El-Rufai on Friday, February 15 said “just yesterday, I got a report of the killing of…

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