Man, 20, commits suicide in church premises

  The remains of a young parishioner, simply identified as Kachi, was found hanging in the early hours of Friday at the Hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Port Harcourt. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the development is causing panic among residents of the area. It was learnt that the deceased, an indigene of Imo, was a devoted Catholic and former Mass servant of the church. Some parishioners, at the scene, told NAN that the deceased was a taxi driver, who plied his trade at…

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No sense in Rashford playing for England Under-21s – Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Friday said it made no sense for striker Marcus Rashford to play for England’s Under-21 team in June’s European Championship in Poland. Mourinho said the teenager had risen above that level. In spite of Rashford breaking into the full England squad, national team manager Gareth Southgate has said he would like to have the 19-year-old at the youth tournament. But faced with a growing injury list, Mourinho said he does not want to see Rashford playing at age-group level. “I just feel that when…

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FG reconstitutes boards of 21 federal colleges of education

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the governing boards of the 21 federal colleges of education in the country. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. According to him, the boards are statutorily responsible for the governance and overall policy formulation in the institutions concerned. He stated that in making the appointments of the chairpersons and members of the respective boards, the President, apart from ensuring geopolitical spread, was also guided by the stipulated requirements for such appointments….

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Djokovic loses to Goffin at Monte Carlo Masters

  Novak Djokovic’s comeback from injury was cut short at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday as Belgium’s David Goffin earned the biggest win of his career. World number two Djokovic, playing his second match following an elbow injury, lost 6-2 3-6 7-5 in the quarter-final. Goffin, who will meet Rafael Nadal or Diego Schwartzman in the semi-finals, had not previously beaten a top-three player. Meanwhile, Britain’s Andy Murray will play in Barcelona next week following his early exit in Monte Carlo. Goffin, ranked 13th in the world, earned his…

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Gunmen kill man, 50, son, in Sokoto

Some unidentified gunmen have killed a 50-year old businessman, Alhaji Bello Danbuba and his teenage son, Aliyu, in Gandi village, in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State. The killings happened on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the attackers, believed to be bandits, trailed Danbaba to where his herd of camel was kept, then shot him and his son. The gunmen left without carting away any of the camels or cash. The late businessman was also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the…

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Nigerian pastor accused of sexual assault in S’Africa

Controversial Nigerian pastor, Tim Omotoso has hired prominent Port Elizabeth defence attorney Alwyn Griebenow to represent him in the face of allegations that he sexually molested young girls at his home in Umhlanga‚ Durban. A report by Sunday World of South Africa said Griebenow confirmed that he was Omotoso’s attorney and that he and defence advocate Terry Price would be meeting with the Hawks on Thursday afternoon in Port Elizabeth. Crack South African anti-crime squad, The Hawks, who are investigating the allegations against Omotoso of the Jesus Dominion International Church…

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Buhari approves FCT-Internal Revenue Service new board.

          The Presidency on Friday approved the reconstitution of the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) Board, which now has Mr Abdulahi Attah as the new Chairman/chief Executive. New Telegraph learnt that the development is in line with the on-going exercise of the present administration in re-positioning management board of parastatals, as well as Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDGs) for efficiency and proficiency in government business that is void of corruption. This disclosure was contained in a circular signed by the FCT Permanent Secretary; Dr….

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