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Mohamed Salah Apologises To Young Fan For Scoring Late Against Tunisia
The Goal 50 third best player in the world got a last-gasp winner to help the Pharaohs secure a victory against their rivalsMohamed Salah has tendered his apology to a young girl who requested an early goal from the Liverpool star in Egypt's win over Tunisia in Alexandria.The girl tweeted a photo where she held aloft a poster that read: "Salah please score. I want to go home, I have homework."Salah would however score, but his goal - a well-taken one which involved a one-two with Salah Mohsen, nutmeg and cheeky chip over Tunisia goalkeeper, came in the 90th minute to help the Pharaoh clinch a 3-2 victory in the African Cup of Nations qualifier.Salah - who moved past legendary Egyptian playmaker Mohamed Aboutrika in the national team scorers' chart to third with 39 goals in 62 appearances - then responded after the game, tendering his apology.The Goal 50 star replied: “I really tried to let you go home early, and sorry to have kept you here until the last minute. I hope your teacher tomorrow understands the situation.”Prior to the tie, Egypt and Tunisia had sealed qualifications for the Afcon finals but the result saw the Pharaohs move level with their visitors at the summit of Group J with 12 points from five matches.Javier Aguirre's side will round up their qualification campaign with a fixture against Niger while Tunisia take on Eswatini in March 2019.Source:
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Serena Williams And Alexis Ohanian Celebrate Wedding Anniversary
Happy anniversary, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian! Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian celebrated his first year anniversary with his wife Serena Williams by posting a photo on Instagram with a message, "365 days later. And still dancing," he wrote. "Only now Jr joins in. Happy anniversary, my queen. Here's to many, many more." "Jr" here refers […]
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Here are the 11 Super Eagles player 'starting' against South Africa
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is set to revert to the 3-5-2 formation which he last employed in Nigeria's famous 2-0 win against Iceland at the World Cup when South Africa play host against Nigeria at the FNB stadium on Saturday. -
Tunde ‘Styl Plus’ Goes Solo, Signs Up With ‘PEC Records’
Tunde Akinsanmi, the arrow-head of a pop music group, Styl Plus, has parted ways with the band and has gone solo, even as the ace vocalist adopted stage name, ‘Tunde T Dot.’ He announced this decision on Thursday at a news briefing in Abuja. With this decision, Akinsanmi say, he no longer wants to be […] The post Tunde ‘Styl Plus’ Goes Solo, Signs Up With ‘PEC Records’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper and Nigerian News Network.
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CBN reschedules monetary policy committee meeting
An official explains the reason for the shift. The post CBN reschedules monetary policy committee meeting appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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Atiku, Obi, 29 governorship candidates summoned by PDP to Abuja
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi have been summoned by the party’s leadership to a crucial meeting in Abuja on Monday, November 19. -
Man Escapes Danger After Spotting A Python In His Poultry In Bayelsa (Photo)
A man has taken to social media to appreciate escaping danger after discovering a python at his poultry in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. It was gathered that the man was working on the farm when he noticed the large reptile moving around in the poultry very close to where he was. The man reportedly took off and reinforced himself with the help of others before they attacked the python and cut off its head. Just yesterday morning, there was pandemonium at Uyo Street along Stadium Road, Rumuomasi in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, after residents sighted a huge Python in the area.The frightened residents immediately alerted some mobile policemen on patrol as they arrived the scene and helped them in killing the reptile .The youths who noticed the python had a swollen stomach decided to butcher it as it was discovered that the reptile had swallowed a goat.See more;
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Fun Photos Of Billionaire Tony Elumelu With Kupe Boys
Nigerian Billionaire Tony Elumelu was pictured with Kupe boys who landed in nigeria recently.He was seen dancing and having fun together as the pose for a shot. You like ?Gist From Praizenews ;
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Toyin Abraham Breaks Engagement With Lawyer Fiancé
Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham parts ways with her lawyer fiancé. Recall that Toyin’s engagement broke the internet few months ago and many were happy for the actress and her new found love. News reaching us is that Toyin Abraham and her lover are no longer together due to reasons unknown to us. Toyin and the Lawyer however have remained friends as there is no bad blood between them. See video below
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My successor, Oyetola, doesn’t have my ‘swagger’ — Aregbesola
The governor restates his usual claim that he never received salary as a governor of the state. The post My successor, Oyetola, doesn’t have my ‘swagger’ — Aregbesola appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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"You Made My Fantasy Turn Into Reality" - Mr. Jollof Pours Encomium On Wizkid
Warri born Instagram sensation, Mr Jollof has finally met Wizkid and he can't contain his excitement.Mr. Jollof who got Wizkid's attention with his blunt and funny Instagram posts, and with his signature slangs 'Everywhere Stew', is currently in Dubai partying with the Starboy for the One Africa Music Fest.Mr. Jollof, who became popular after threatening to kill Nigerian cross dresser, Bobrisky, has now shared lovely photos with Wizkid, thanking him for turning his fantasy into reality.He wrote;"I am not a funny person, I am not rich, I am not in anyway connected to @wizkidayo because Warri to Lagos na very far place, 6.4million people follows @wizkidayo on Instagram alone meaning he has every reason not to associate himself with me, he doesn’t read his DM at all, meaning I didn’t talk to him on private message to gain his attention, he hardly visit peoples page if you are not in his circle or business associate (meaning he loves his space outside entertainment ) but the grace and divine intervention of God connected us together and you took me as like a brother. @wizkidayo you made my fantasy turn into reality and you told me you have not even started oh my God I don’t even have a screen anymore. @wizkidayo na man you be, na three blokus you get. I am a product of Grace not hardwork......"
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Oge Okoye Celebrates Her 37th Birthday With Beautiful Photos
Nollywood actress and mother, Oge Okoye turned 37 today, 16th November and to celebrate her milestone took to her social media page to release beautiful photo.She shared the photo below on her instagram page and wrote.On the night I was born.. The moon smiled with such wonder, that the stars had to peep to see me. I'm a child of the universe, so gentle with myself... I enjoy each happy moment in my life.. I keep peace to my soul... HBD to meSee more:
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INTERVIEW: How I survived my suspension — Female lawmaker punished for doing photography
The lawmaker explains how she got a boost for her 2019 aspirations, reasons for her defections and experiences on the political terrain. The post INTERVIEW: How I survived my suspension — Female lawmaker punished for doing photography appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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FIFA set to hand Manchester City a 1-year transfer ban
Premier League side Manchester City could be ban for a year by FIFA over the signing of eight U-18 players from abroad. According to Football Leaks, the Manchester club will be the second English club after Chelsea. -
Okowa optimistic Delta can win 19th national sports festival
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Friday said that the state would participate and win the 19th National Sports Festival billed for Abuja in December.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khasoggi’s murder – CIA
The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, US media reported on Friday, […]
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'Let Anybody Lead This Country, Not PDP' – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has again faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly mismanaging the nation’s resources.He stated this at a meeting with a select group of South East leaders on Friday at the State House in Abuja.The President believes that although the forthcoming elections should not be a do or die affair, he will never support the opposition party to rule the country.“Let anybody lead this country but not the PDP,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.President Buhari added, “They (PDP) were so reckless with the resources of the country. The state of infrastructure we inherited was terrible – no roads, the railway was killed and power.“They lacked conscience because anybody with a conscience will not do what they did. We will report them to Nigerians.” The President noted that the reported split within the Ohanaeze Igbo socio-cultural group over the purported endorsement of the PDP candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, did not come to him as a surprise.He said the moment the said resolution was announced, he got calls from some leaders from the region asking him to disregard it as it was without any substance.“From that moment, I knew that the resolution would not stand, and alas, there it was,” said President Buhari who added, “We have done so much. Given the chance, we will do more. Given every chance, we will tell Nigerians where we were in 2015 and what we have achieved up to now.”He stressed further, “We will not get tired of speaking about the golden opportunity Nigeria lost during 16 years of the PDP. We earned money, which we didn’t use.“If you ruin the economy, send your children abroad to get education; won’t they come back? I said it 30 years ago that this is the only country we have. We must stay here and salvage it together.”The leaders of the delegation, Mr Emeka Ekwuosa and the Nation.
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US expecting free, fair, credible and non violent election in 2019 - Consulate General
Ahead of the 2019 general polls the United States Consulate General Lagos, F. John Bray, on Friday, November 16, said that they are looking forward to a free, fair, credible, and non-violent election in Nigeria. -
Surgery costs: Medical practitioner seeks reduction through stakeholders’ collaboration
Dr Celsius Undie, the Medical Director, Kelina Hospital, Abuja, has called on institutions, individuals and other stakeholders to partner with hospitals to reduce the cost of surgeries in Nigeria.
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Hijab: NSCIA criticises Ibadan school; lauds Lagos govt
“What has been going on for years at ISI is an affront to refinement and civilisation." The post Hijab: NSCIA criticises Ibadan school; lauds Lagos govt appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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Actress Empress Njamah Celebrates Her Birthday With Hot Photos
Nollywood Empress Njamah and former girlfriend to Timaya adds another year to her age as she releases stunning pictures to celebrate her birthday today, 17th November 2018. She caption;HAAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! Outfit Make up @jideofstola Picture @mlogimagery Awesome team ever! #birthdaygirl #scorpio #humanitarian #hoeboss #daughterofgrace #therealchildGIST FROM GISTMORE >>
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South Africa vs Nigeria: Five things to expect as Eagles battle Bafana Bafana
This will be the 14th meeting between Nigeria and South Africa national teams. The post South Africa vs Nigeria: Five things to expect as Eagles battle Bafana Bafana appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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Lagos-Ibadan Rail: FG To Demolish Parts Of Apapa Port Terminals (Photos)
In a bid to ensure the extension of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line to Apapa seaport, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said parts of some terminals in the port will have to be demolished.Amaechi stated this on Thursday in Lagos during a visit to the port to inspect the standard gauge railway line.The inspection tour started from the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Ebute-Meta.He said the purpose of the visit was to “see the challenges we have in taking both the narrow gauge and standard gauge into the seaport.”He said, “What is best for us is what we will do; we will go back to the President to get an approval to ensure we get something that will outlast us. So, whether it is different from what is in the contract or not, we will get something that will last for a long time.”Commenting on the reported pullout of General Electric from Nigeria’s railway concession, the minister said, “I don’t know whether GE pulled out: GE is no longer into transportation. What happened is that it was a consortium; we have APM Terminals, Transnet, SinoHydro of China and GE.“GE is the only one that is no longer into transportation business. So, Transnet has now taken the lead role as the head of the consortium. We are going ahead with the concession.Asked if the GE’s pullout was a setback, Amaechi said, “What setback is that? Transnet can raise the $2.7bn.”Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that GE said it was withdrawing from the railway concession and handing it over to Transnet SOC Limited in line with its strategy to exit the transportation business.GE won a contract last year to manage Nigeria’s narrow-gauge rail network in partnership with three other companies, namely SinoHydro of China, Transnet, and APM Terminals.They signed an agreement with Nigerian authorities in April to proceed with the interim phase of the narrow-gauge concession that is expected to grow freight haulage capacity in the country ten-fold to 500,000 metric tons annually.The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman, said, “We have done an inspection to ensure that the rail lines are brought directly into the port. We visited several terminals; there will be areas where the Federal Government will take over for overriding public interest to ensure that the rail track comes in.“We have situations where certain portions of warehouses, for example, will have to be taken away; we have some portions of land that we have to reclaim to ensure that the rail line gets to the quayside, and that is what is more important than having those warehouses.”She said not all the terminals would be affected by the demolition, adding, “But, indeed, what is important for port operations is to ensure that cargo is evacuated efficiently and we are deploying intermodal transportation system, and this is one of the steps in introducing rail to the quayside of all our terminals.“So, I think this is important and imperative, and there is overriding public interest for the government to come and take over certain spaces for this development. Whatever we do, we are going to be mindful of port operations; we will ensure that the quayside is left available for operations while certain portions will be rehabilitated.”Usman said there would be discussions with terminal operators who would be affected by the demolition to ensure that they were compensated.She said, “After this inspection, we are going to have another meeting where we will determine the exact increase in scope that the project will have in view of this visit because this visit has expanded the scope to ensure that, for example, we are going to cover Greenview Development Nigeria Limited; we are going to look at expanding into Eko Support Services Limited.“We are also going to look at providing direct quayside and sidings for Port and Terminal Multiservice Limited. So, all these aspects need to be completed and the numbers will be presented to the Honourable Minister, and in turn, he will make the necessary request for approval from the Federal Executive Council.” Credits: Israel Ibeleme
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Confessions Of Kidnappers With Police Rifles
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South Africa vs Nigeria: Samuel Chukwueze predicts result of 2019 AFCON qualifier
Newly invited Super Eagles forward, Samuel Chukwueze, has tipped Nigeria to defeat South Africa in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying fixture at the BFN Stadium in Johannesburg. The Villarreal star was recently invited to the senior national team of Nigeria for the first time since representing Nigeria at U17 and 20 levels […] South Africa vs Nigeria: Samuel Chukwueze predicts result of 2019 AFCON qualifier
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Saraki, APC test political strength as House of Reps by-election holds in Kwara
There was tension in Kwara state on Friday, November 16, over the Oke-Ero, Isin, Ekiti and Irepodun House of Representatives by-election scheduled for today, Saturday, November 17. INEC is conducting a by-House of Representatives. -
Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder - US CIA
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Man, 20, Remanded In Prison For Allegedly Stabbing Woman To Death
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Court dismisses contempt application against Lai Mohammed
A former minister filed the application against Lai Mohammed The post Court dismisses contempt application against Lai Mohammed appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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United States: Stacey Abrams vows to sue Georgia over messed-up governorship poll
Democrat Stacey Abrams, who was hoping to be the first African-American female governor in the United States, said she will file a federal lawsuit to […]
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Ohanaeze’s endorsement of Atiku all chaff, no substance – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that many well-meaning Igbo leaders asked him to ignore the so-called endorsement by Ohanaeze Ndigbo of the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
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2019: UN vows to ensure credible elections
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Nigerian jets destroy Boko Haram’s former tactical hq – Official
"The attack has led to the obliteration of the identified buildings and neutralisation of its BHT occupants,” The post Nigerian jets destroy Boko Haram’s former tactical hq – Official appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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USA Gymnastics executive Galimore resigns
USA Gymnastics Chief Operating Officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday as the organization continues to flounder in the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Continue reading USA Gymnastics executive Galimore resigns at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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