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Two Confirmed Dead, Other Missing In Lagos Boat Accident

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It was gathered that 16 persons including the boat driver were missing and being searched by rescuers.
Rescuers trying to find bodies after the unfortunate accident

Two persons have been confirmed dead, three rescued and others feared missing after a passenger boat capsized in Lagos.

It was gathered that the 20 passenger boat which left Badore in Ajah enroute Egbin jetty, Ijede in Ikorodu upturned at about 10pm on Saturday, few minutes after it took off.

While three of the passengers were said to have swam to safety, two bodies were recovered on Sunday afternoon.

It was gathered that 16 persons including the boat driver were missing and being searched by rescuers.

Sources said all on-board were not wearing live jackets, adding that the driver had succumbed to pleas by stranded passengers to take them to Ijede.

“No one was putting on life jacket. The boat driver was not on duty, he was coming from where he had gone to repair his boat. On his way back, he saw the passengers and th…

Nigerian University Recalls 40 Students Expelled In 'Error'

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After their expulsion, the university called on the affected students to submit their complaints after which those found innocent were recalled.
Federal University, Dutse The Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State, has recalled 40 out of 485 students it rusticated in the last academic session over poor performance and other sundry offences.

The university’s deputy vice-chancellor, academics, Abdulkarim Sabo, told PREMIUM TIMES how the expelled students were recalled “after the school went through their records” and discovered they were axed in error.

The university also graduated 558 students from different faculties; 14 of them made first-class degrees.

This newspaper reported how the 485 students were expelled.

After their expulsion, the university called on the affected students to submit their complaints.

The school on Thursday said it has now reinstated those dismissed “based on error or omission”.

“With the kind of technological innovation the university is fast …

Young Mechanic Builds His Own Vehicles From Scrap Metal And Recycled Materials (Video)

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Young mechanic Cedric Simen has made it to the spotlight by building a 2-seater car entirely from scrap metal and other recycled materials.
Cedric Simen driving his vehicle

Cedric Simen is a young mechanic who works in Bafoussam, Cameroon.

Recently, he came into the spotlight, after making his own vehicle.

The 2-seater car Cedric made was entirely built from scrap metal and other recycled material.

Cedric is said to have left school at the age of 11 to learn mechanics in an uncle’s workshop.

The 27-year-old’s blue car has become the talk of the town, especially because not many believed that he could build it himself. Watch video below:

Nigeria Vs Madagascar: Gernot Rohr Releases Strong XI For 2019 AFCON

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Rohr only kept six players that started against Guinea on Wednesday in the starting line-up.
File Photo Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, has rested several players against Madagascar. The German now set his eyes on the round of 16 clash against the third-placed team in Group A/C/D or the runner up in Group F next weekend. Rohr only kept six players that started against Guinea on Wednesday in the starting line-up. Captain John Obi Mikel who started the Africa Cup of Nations opener vs Burundi on June 22 returned to the lineup. Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi who started the first two AFCON games has been given a rest and Ikechukwu Ezenwa is his replacement in goal. With fullbacks Abdullahi Shehu and Jamilu Collins unavailable due to fitness concerns, Ola Aina and Chidozie Awaziem as full backs. Troost-Ekong replaces Kenneth Omeruo and the Udinese star is partnered by Leon Balogun in central defence. John Ogu will pair Oghenekaro Etebo in the midfield while Alex Iwobi sits on the bench. Odi…

COZA: Pastor Fatoyinbo's Wife Speaks On Rape Allegation Against Her Husband

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Wife to Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has broken silence on the rape allegations by Timi Dakolo’s wife, Busola againsther husband.
Pastor Fatoyinbo and wife

Pastor Omodele Fatoyinbo, wife of the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly in Guzape, Abuja, Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo, says her husband is not a rapist.

Mrs. Fatoyinbo said, “My husband is not a rapist. Even if he was not a believer, he would not be a rapist.”

Before she could complete her speech, however, her husband quickly grabbed the microphone and said, “the elders are handling the matter.”

Our correspondent, who is currently in the church auditorium, reported that although church service usually ends at 12 pm, the service was already rounding before 11 am while no sermon was delivered.

Mrs. Busola Dakolo, the wife of popular musician, Timi Dakolo, had on Friday accused Fatoyinbo of raping her 20 years ago.

The allegation caused a storm over the weekend with groups calling for the arrest of Fatoyinbo while some…

I Went Into Acting By Mistake - Nollywood Actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu

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In this chat with Olaitan Ganiu, Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu speaks on challenges in the make-believe world among other issues.
Blossom Chukwujekwu
Ever since he played a romantic role in a movie titled, ‘Flower Girl’ in 2013, Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu, has movie become fans’ delight.

The actor who has won many awards, which include the ‘Best Supporting Actor Award at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards’ in 2015 and starring alongside the likes of Omoni Oboli, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Ramsey Noauh, in this chat with OLAITAN GANIU, speaks on challenges in the make-believe world among other issues.

IT’S been more than a decade since you delved into the Nigerian film industry, any regret so far?

No regret at all. This is where I’m supposed to be. I was born to be here and this is my belief. Even though, I stumbled on it, when I found out that this is what I am supposed to do, I followed it. It has not been an easy road. It’s…

How Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo Invited Me To His Hotel Room - Former Family Friend Reveals Secret

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One Medical Doctor named Dolapo Oseji who claims to be a former family friend of Pastor Abiodun Fatoyinbo has revealed how the alleged randy man tried to sleep with her.
Pastor Abiodun and Busola Dakolo More people who claim to have experienced the randiness of Pastor Abiodun of the COZA family have continued to speak up. This is coming after Busola Dakolo, wife of popular singer Timi Dakolo claimed in a viral interview yesterday that Pastor Abiodun raped her twice while she was 16 years of age. Although, the 'man of God' has denied the allegations made against him, the smoke has refused to go away. This lady named Dolapo Oseji explained the former cultist-turned Christian cleric invited her to his hotel room in Lagos while she was in her tweenties but she was smart enough to turn down his request. Oseji is one of the long list of women narrating disparaging tales about the embattled flamboyant pastor who is the head of the 'Gucci Church'.
Read her story bel…

Police Speak On Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Rape Allegations

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The pastor has been a subject of public derision since a video interview in which a woman, Busola Dakolo, accused him of raping her, was published online.
Biodun Fatoyinbo
The police in Abuja have said they would require a formal complaint of wrongdoing against the pentecostal preacher, Biodun Fatoyinbo, who is accused of rape, before they could take criminal action against him.

Police commissioner Bala Ciroma told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that the police usually require complaints from victims or witnesses or both to proceed with rape charges.

“They should file a formal complaint,” Mr Ciroma said. “And then the police can see how to proceed from there.”

Mr Fatoyinbo, the founder and senior preacher of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), has been a subject of public derision since Friday morning when a video interview in which a woman, Busola Dakolo, accused him of raping her, was published online.

Mrs Dakolo, wife of musician Timi Dakolo, told YNaija that she was only…

DMW Singer, Mayorkun Survives Accident

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Even though he is safe and unhurt, DMW singer, Mayorkun took to his Twitter handle to hint his fans about an accident he just survived.
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Nigerian singer, songwriter and pianist, Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, known professionally as Mayorkun, shared a tweet early this morning about how he got involved in an accident.

The ”Posh” crooner, has since thanked God for surviving the accident. Mayorkun was discovered on Twitter by Davido when he posted a cover of one of Davido’s “The Money” featuring Olamide. He was later signed to Davido’s DMW in 2016 and released his first single called “Eleko”.

Stella Damasus Hints Of Another COZA Pastor's Alleged Rape Victim

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The last has not been heard in the sexual assault scandal of COZA pastor, as former actress, Stella Damasus has hinted of another victim of the 'man of God'.
Stella Damasus
Nollywood actress Stella Damasus has hinted about another rape victim of Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Academy(COZA).

In a tweet posted Friday night, Stella mentioned the story of an unidentified lady she has known for 15 years, who also shared her rape experience with Fatoyinbo.

“I am in tears right now. Just got off the phone with someone I have known for 15 years. She had the same experience with this same pastor. The details of her experience were so shocking. She told people around him, but they all suppressed it. Are people still doubting this incident?”, Stella who is now based in New York wrote.

In another tweet, and against denial of raping Busola Dakolo, Stella again wrote: ”Some people have mastered the art of manipulation and brainwashing. It’s not easy to break…

Mom Booted Off Flight For Showing Too Much Cleavage (Photo)

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Harriet Osborne, a 31-year old mother-of-two claims she was kicked off an easyJet flight because she wore a low-cut see-through top with no bra.
Harriet Osborne  A woman was booted off an easyJet flight — because her outfit was too low-cut.

Stunned mum-of-two Harriet Osborne, 31, was told her partially see-through top was unsuitable as children were on board.
The mum-of-two says she was forced to sleep in Malaga airport after being kicked off the plane.

The make-up artist, who was not wearing a bra but had nipple covers and tape, covered up with a mate’s jumper but was not allowed back on.

Harriet had to sleep on the floor at Malaga airport with her friend before they flew home the next day.

She blasted: “The crew were horrible and made me feel cheap. This air hostess confronted me in front of the whole plane and said I wasn’t allowed on in that top.

“She said to me, ‘Oh no, move to the side,’ and tried to cover me up with my hands.

“She said, ‘You’re not coming on my plane like…

BREAKING News: COZA Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo Finally Breaks Silence

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After being accused of sexually assaulting the wife of a popular musician, Pastor Biodun has finally broken his silence.

Pastor Biodun The pastor in charge of Common Wealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo has reacted to reports that he raped Busola Dakolo, wife of Nigerian musician, Timi Dakolo. In a statement he released online, the pastor denied ever raping the woman. "I have NEVER RAPED before, not even as an unbeliever!" the man of God summarized. Read the statement below:

Actor Charles Okocha & Son Step Out In Style In US After Sugery (Photos)

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The energetic Charles Okocha is on his feet again after announcing some days ago that we went under the knife after failing sick.
Charles Okocha and son Nollywood actor and rapper, Charles Okocha aka Igwe 2Pac made his first public appearance with his son after undergoing a successful surgery in Los Angeles, California. The comic artiste didn't disclose what is ailment is when he announced he was hospitalized in the U.S after initially traveling out for a vacation with his son. He seems to be on his feet again and he has visited Disneyland. He seems strong and in high spirits. See more photos below:

Ex-Corper Returns To His Village To Show His Mother His NYSC Discharge Certificate (Photo)

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This corp member who is from a humble family has been able to achieve formal education to a considerable level.
Ezeukoh Ebelechukwu and his mom A youth corps member who passed out recently, has won the hearts of many with his kind gesture. Immediately he received his discharge certificate yesterday, Ezeukoh Ebelechukwu, said he travelled home to show his mum as well as appreciate her for all her sacrifices raising nine children singlehandedly. "On getting my certificate, I went to d village to show my mum. what you have done for me, I cannot tell it all. my mum gave up all to raise me and 8 others, she sold every farm products for me to have the education she lacked. To the woman behind the success. RT for my mum.
I'm trying to stop the tears from flowing down my cheeks but thinking about the sacrifices she made for my happiness. I really can't but let these tears flow. There are a lot of my mates that I saw today at the village and i can't but thank her with …

Many Injured As Governor Ihedioha Sends Police To Confiscate Properties At Okorocha's Daughter's Shop

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At least six persons were injured after armed police officers and youths stormed a shopping mall owned by Okorocha's daughter. Rochas and Ihedioha The drama and power tussle continues in Imo State between the present Governor of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha and former Governor Rochas Okorocha has taken a new twist on Thursday night in Owerri after armed youths and police attached to the Imo State Committee on Recovery of Government property invaded a shopping mall (House of Freeda) owned by the daughter of the immediate past governor of the State, in search of government property.   It was later gathered that property and merchandise including clothes, chairs and fridges were carted away and no fewer than six workers in the complex were severely wounded during the invasion that was supervised by the Chairman of the Committee, Hon Jasper Ndubuaku. According to eyewitnesses, the fierce-looking youths aided by armed Policemen forced their way into the complex that houses seve…

BBNaija Star, Nina Stuns In Body-hugging Outfit (Photos)

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Nina Chinonso Onyenobi of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show fame looks stunning as she dresses in a fitting black outfit.
Nina Actor, model and brand influencer, Nina was all smiles as she poses for pictures. Nina's skin was on fleek in the new pictures which her fans seem to love. The former girlfriend of Miracle, the winner of the show, has continued to stay relevant in the showbiz industry alongside her friend, Cee-C. The pictures came with the interesting caption, "If Life Gives You Lemon , Add Vodka And Have Fun"

Horror! 35 People Narrowly Escape Death As Tanker Crushes Vehicles On Lagos-Ibadan Road (Photo)

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Many people have escaped tragic death along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway after a tanker crushed some vehicles.
One of the affected cars According to a report by Punch Metro, no fewer than 35 persons escaped death in multiple crashes involving a fuel tanker and five other vehicles at the Warewa end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State on Thursday. The affected vehicles are a black Honda Pilot with number plate KSF 774 BE; a green Toyota with number plate LSD 513 EZ; a yellow Mazda commercial bus with number plate EKY 25 FQ; a black Nissan Rogue with number plate EKY 254 FQ; a black KIA car with number plate EPE 60 CZ; and a wine DAF tanker with number plate KEF 211 ZD. Punch Metro reports that the yet-to-be identified tanker driver lost control of his vehicle after it had a break failure immediately after the ‘Long Bridge’. A mild traffic jam was said to have led to the convergence of several vehicles at the Warewa bus stop at  the time, with the tanker driver crushi…

Woman Exposes Her Housemaid Trying To Snatch Her Husband With Juju (Photos)

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A married woman has shared photos of alleged charm her housemaid tried to use to snatch her husband.
The maid A Nigerian woman, Gift Antoine has taken to social media to accuse her maid of trying to snatch her husband with juju. The woman shared photos of the items she alleged the maid tried to use to trap her husband. Writing on Facebook, she said: 
"This is the face of my Maid that brought charms to my house today I notice her face was not showing in my live video so here she is daughter's of Jezebel husband thief🖕she is from Anambra state her name is ogochukwu please everyone beware of her she is a beast."

10 Years On: The Full Story Of Michael Jackson's Final Day

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The story of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson's final day on earth some ten years ago, has been re-lived.
Michael Jackson News of a medical emergency involving Michael Jackson started filtering through at around 22:00 BST on Thursday 25 June 2009. I know because I was on my way to watch cheesy 90s boy band East 17 in the Dance Tent at the Glastonbury Festival. They were a warm-up act the day before the event properly began. My editor called. Michael Jackson might have been rushed to hospital. He might be in a coma. That was according to TMZ, which was gaining a reputation for celebrity scoops. But no-one knew if it was true. Strange stories about the King of Pop often bubbled up. A few weeks earlier, it had been reported that he had skin cancer, which was later denied. Even so, I turned around and headed back to the dusty backstage cabin I had just been working in and searched for an update. In London, Los Angeles and around the world, newsrooms swung into action to try t…

Graduates Who Omit NYSC Can Compete For Gubernatorials - Court rules

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A High Court ruling in Abuja said that graduates who omit the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme are qualified to compete for a gubernatorial election.

Justice M.A Mohammed gave the ruling in a pre-election suit filed by Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, confronting the eligibility of Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, contesting the state governorship election. Abiodun in his CFOO1 form submitted to INEC last year showed he did not have NYSC discharge certificate. Abiodun did not engage in the compulsory NYSC program, even though he finished his first degree in 1986.
Anisulowo had asked the court to disqualify Abiodun as the APC governorship candidate since he failed to participate in the mandatory NYSC scheme.
At the hearing of the case yesterday June 26th, Wale Ajayi, the counsel to the governor, asked that the court set aside the case since it was never stated that the participation in the NYSC scheme was a standard to hold public office.
Delivering judgement, Just…

"Three Kidnapped Lebanese in Port Harccourt Regains Freedom" ( See Details )

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Three Lebanese nationals abducted in Rivers State on June 8, have regained their freedom.
The expatriates of Raffoul Nigeria Limited were abducted by shooters at the building site of the Andoni-Opobo-Unity street in the Andoni Local Government Area of the State.
A representative for the Rivers Police Command, who affirmed the advancement in an announcement recognized the saved abduct unfortunate casualties as Engr. Tony Stephan, Chandy Lahoud and Emile Skaff.

See Gobe! Sexy Slay Firefighter With Raunchy Curves Causes Stir On Social Media (Photos)

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Dooshima Dennis has become a celebrity firefighter on social media courtesy of her good looks and banging stature has made a controversial stir on social media.
The lady who possesses an ebony skin is endowed with araunchy curves and sizeable bum which is perfectly attached to her impressive hips.
She claims to be a 'humanitarian' as well as 'God's daughter'. Dooshima has over 28,000 followers on Instagram and several others on Twitter.
She is constantly updating her professional duties online as well as dropping meaningful motivational messages. Her pictures have been making the round on social media with some men trying to get the attention of the lady who might be single.
Dooshima is a socialite and fashionista who never fails to wear her custom smiles on her face.

'' Last Night, We Put Pen To Paper The Biggest Deal In Africa" - Wizkid Discloses

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Wizkid seems to have signed the biggest deals. What deal could this be? Put your comments below

Catholic priest kidnapped In Edo

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BENIN CITY—A Catholic Priest, Rev Fr Isaac Agabi, has been kidnapped along Auchi-Igarra Road in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.



A statement yesterday, by the Director of Communications, Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Fr Peter Egielewa, said their colleague was abducted Sunday. He said: “Information reaching us is that one of our priests, Rev Fr Isaac Agabi, has been kidnapped this evening (Sunday) along Auchi-Igarra Road at about 5p.m. He is the priest in charge of Holy Name Catholic Church, Ikpeshi.” This is coming on the heels of the reported abduction of six persons, including an Auchi Polytechnic lecturer, along Ifon-Uzeba-Kabo Road by River Ose Bridge near Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, by cattle rustlers on their way from Ondo State. They were made to pay about six hundred thousand naira before they were released after four days in the bush. Contacted yesterday, Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the priest’s kidnap. He s…

The same people who blamed Jonathan each time Boko Haram struck are the same ones asking for patience when Boko Haram strikes under Buhari – Reno Omokri

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According to Reno Omokri, ‘the same people who blamed GEJ each time Boko Haram struck are the same ones now asking for patience when Boko Haram strikes under President Buhari’.

He went on to say; The same people who protested when GEJ named University of Lagos after Abiola are the same people applauding Buhari for naming a dilapidated stadium after Abiola. The same people who accused Jonathan of corruption for fuel subsidy of ?600 billion are saying it is not Buhari’s fault when his fuel subsidy is double the cost at ?1 trillion. The same people who accused Jonathan of tribalism for appointing just an Ijaw man as NSA are the same men rationalising why the entire 10 intelligence and law enforcement agencies in Nigeria, along with the heads of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary are headed by Northern Muslim men. You see, the greatest problem of Nigeria is HYPOCRISY, not CORRUPTION


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University Student Fights His Crush's Boyfriend After Spending Money On The Girl (Video)

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The man is said to have been jealous that his crush's boyfriend came to see the girl, and went berserk. The man went berserk There was pandemonium yesterday after a man went berserk upon meeting the boyfriend of his love interest at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. According to the hostel mates of the girl identified as Patience, the man had been lavishing her with many gifts, until yesterday, when he met her boyfriend. In a fit of rage, he was said to have broken Patience’s TV and destroyed many of her properties, while threatening to kill anybody who stands in his way. However, a friend of the girl’s boyfriend later stepped in and broke a bottle on his head just to calm him down and ensure everything returns to order. Watch video below: 
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Man goes berserk after meeting his crush’s boyfriend . . A man created a scene, yesterday, after meeting the boyfriend of his love interest at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. . . According to the ho…

APC Rep: I’ll never step down for Femi Gbajabiamila

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Olajide Olatubosun (APC-Oyo), a member of the House of Representatives, has said that the National Assembly is faced with “existential threat.” Briefing newsmen in Abuja, Olatubosun who is aspiring to be speaker of the 9th Assembly said that he would fight against imposition with the last drop of his blood. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has zoned the office of the speaker to the South West and endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) for the office. Olatubosun said that section 50 sub-section 1b of the 1999 constitution as amended says that members shall elect from among themselves any member with legislative experience to become speaker. “I’m a party man only to the extent that the decisions of the party conforms to the constitution,” he said. He said that the doctrine of separation of power says that there are three arms of government with separate functions and responsibilities. The lawmaker explained that the different arms of government should cooperate with one another with…

UPDATE! Naira Marley Remains In Ikoyi Prison Till Court Confirms His Bail On Monday

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Naira marley's management have revealed that the singer will is not out of prison yet, until Monday when court resumes to confirm his bail.


This was made known to the public by the singer’s management through his official instagram account. In the management’s words; To the Marlians, Naira marley gonna be in Ikoyi prison till Monday, we’ve perfected his bail the court just need to confirm it and let him go. Thanks management 

2019 UTME: JAMB releases 4,536 more results

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The Registrar of the board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede had explained that of the total number of results withheld, 15, 145 candidates’ results were withheld for further clarifications as identical twins and siblings. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a total of 1,868, 508 candidates had registered for the examination that took place from April 11 to April 18. “Today, following consideration of the committee set up for the screening of the 4,760 candidates whose results were withheld due to multiple facial matches, with different names, during the 2019 UTME, JAMB has finally released the results of 4,536 absolved of complications. “This release became necessary following a facial match recognition carried out by specialised software and IT experts. “The board has also released the results of 231 other sets of candidates who sat for the same examination at the Nigeria Navy Secondary School, Abeokuta in Ogun,” Benjamin added. He further explained that from diligent investigation it …