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FACT-CHECK ON THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Five candidates on Friday slugged it out at the vice-presidential debates organised ahead of the 2019 general elections at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. The candidates were selected by the presidential election debates group and a group of broadcast stations affiliated to the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON). They included vice presidential candidates of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Ganiyu Galadima; Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya; All Progressives Congress (APC), Yemi Osinbajo; Peoples Democratic Party…

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ACCESS BANK ACQUIRES DIAMOND BANK

Access Bank has finally acquired Diamond Bank. According to insiders, the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). According to TheCable, insiders said the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The acquisition, sources said was facilitated by the CBN in a bid to further consolidate the banking industry. Diamond Bank had…

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CAF PLAYER OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST REVEALED

Mohamed Salah predictably earned a place on the shortlist for the CAF Player of the Year award, but Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly was surprisingly omitted. Salah stands as the clear favourite for the award having enjoyed a remarkable 2018 in which he has found the net 41 times, helping current Premier League leaders Liverpool to last season’s Champions League final, where they were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid. His Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Iwobi and Manchester…

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MARVELS FIRST ASIAN-BASED SUPERHERO MOVIE “SHANG-CHI” IN VIEW

Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to make another major stride to cut across races as it brings to wide screen the first Asian – Based Super hero movie. The movie original adaptation is comic based since 1973 with a Special Marvel Edition (#15) and was created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. According to Syfy, Chinese-American screenwriter Dave Callaham who participated in major blockbusters like among others, Zombieland 2, Godzilla, and the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will curate the…

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NIGERIA LOSE FINAL OF BEACH SOCCER AFCON

Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles have been defeated by Senegal in the final of the Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Senegalese side won the game 6-1, following a more clinical performance than their first meeting with Nigeria at the start of the tournament. Despite the second period ending at a respectable 2-1, they went all fangs out in the third and final period to win 6-1. Abu Azeez, who scored four in the 7-6 semi-final defeat of hosts Egypt,…

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2018 BBC AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

Mohamed Salah, a forward who plays for Liverpool and Egypt, retains the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the year award, having won the award also in 2017. He beat 4 other contenders this year to the award which was voted for by the public via SMS and also online. The other contenders were Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey. He becomes the first person to win the award in consecutive years since Jay-Jay Okocha won it in…

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