Malala ‘humbled’ by honorary citizenship

  Nobel Peace prize laureate Malala Yousafzai says she is “humbled” to become the sixth person to receive an honorary Canadian citizenship. At 19, she is also the youngest ever person to receive the honour. During the official ceremonies in Ottawa, she called on Canadian politicians to use their influence to help fund education for girls worldwide, including refugees. Ms Yousafzai is a global advocate for women’s rights and education. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised Ms Yousafzai for her advocacy, calling her “the newest and possibly bravest citizen of…

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One-year-old baby, six others die in auto crash

Again, herdsmen kill five in Benue community   A one-year-old baby and six adults yesterday lost their lives in a motor accident on the ever-busy Otukpo- Enugu Expressway in Benue State. The accident occurred just as armed Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of yesterday invaded the Inundugh village in Turan district of Jato-Aka in Kwande Local Government Area and killed five persons. A witness told our correspondent that the accident occurred when the driver of a truck carrying yam lost control and fell on top of the car conveying…

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Militants’ attack: Landlord buried amid tears

40 militants in camouflage attacked us –Residents ’CP yet to deploy policemen’ Kidnappers demand N5m ransom Security agents can’t help you, gunmen taunt residents   Tears, yesterday, flowed freely on the cheeks of sympathisers, who thronged the house of a landlord set ablaze by militants cum kidnappers at Yewa community, Isawo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. The victim, Mr. Moses Osaze Omorogbe, a car dealer, was buried on Sunday night. After setting Omorogbe on fire in his car, the assailants also killed an Army Captain identified as Mohammed, four policemen…

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LMC under fire over hooliganism

The League Management Company has come under severe attack from stakeholders in the country football after series of attack on teams and officials at various centres during the Nigeria Professional Football League Match Day 18 matches played at the weekend. Kano Pillars’ fans went berserk after their team lost 1-0 at home to Akwa United, as they attacked the referees, their opponents’ players and officials, leaving so many of them injured. The story was the same in Katsina despite the game between Katsina United and Enyimba, ended 2-1 in favour…

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NPFL U-17: Shooting Stars, ABS win in Oshogbo

Amazing results were recorded on Match Day 1 of the maiden edition of the NPFL U-15 Promises tournament which kicked off on Monday at the Osogbo City Stadium for teams in Group C. Remo Stars, Shooting Stars, MFM FC, Shooting Stars, ABS FC and Sunshine Stars made up Group C of the Group stages of the tournament in Osun State at the end of which two will qualify for the quarterfinal stage. Okoromi David scored the lone goal for ABS FC to pip MFM in the opening game, while Shooting…

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Shooting at California primary school

At least two people have been shot in a suspected “murder-suicide” at a primary school in southern California, police say. North Park Elementary in the city of San Bernardino is on lockdown after the attack in a classroom, say officials. According to the BBC, two students were transported to hospital, said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. Police are working with emergency workers and fire crews at the scene, Burguan added.

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NPFL: Kano Pillars suffer home defeat, MFM win big

  MFM FC are back at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League following their 3-0 win over El-Kanemi Warriors on Sunday at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. A dominant first half performance saw the Olukoya Boys scoring all their goals in the first period over the visiting team. Austine Ogunye got the curtain raiser in a 19th minute strike before Sikiru Olatunbosun doubled the lead in the 27th minute. MFM gave themselves a breather when they scored their third goal late in the first half through Stephen Odey…

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Remo set to dim Sunshine’s stars in Eguavoen’s debut game

                             …as MFM try to bounce back to winning ways     Newly appointed coach of Sunshine Stars, Austin Eguavoen, would have to hit the ground running when his team face Remo Stars on Sunday in a Southwest derby. Sunshine Stars have been finding it difficult in the league and are currently 19th on the table leading to the appointment of the former Super Eagles coach, Eguavoen, on a two-year deal. For newly promoted Remo, they have started getting results after a shaky start to the season and are yet…

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