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The Copa America Centenario erupted into controversy on Sunday after a refereeing blunder sent Brazil crashing to a 1-0 defeat against Peru -- and out of the tournament.

The defeat left Brazil struggling to digest their worst performance in the Copa America since 1987, the last occasion the five-time world champions failed to make it past the group stage.

 

The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested an ex-convict for allegedly robbing a Portuguese couple in traffic around Ijora, Lagos.

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has insisted that the School
Feeding Programme of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government must be done without the proposed 40 per cent counterpart
funding from the states.

 

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has joined other Nigerians to mourn the former captain and coach of Super Eagles, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi; and Shuibu Amodu, ex-coach of the nation’s football team, who passed away last week.

Nigeria is firing dozens of senior officers accused of corruption and the theft of billions of dollars meant to buy arms to fight the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency, the army and an officer privy to the list said Saturday.

Federal Government of Nigeria has agreed to Cameroon’s voluntary return of 80,000 Nigerian refugees who have fled the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency.

Nigerian officials had said Cameroon was threatening to force the repatriation. Cameroon previously has dumped thousands on the border.

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Why Dogara Proposed Constitutional Amendment

 

 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has proposed an amendment of the constitution to expedite the passage of the appropriation bill including the reduction of the authorisation period by President Muhammadu Buhari from six to three months.

Saraki Holds Closed-door Meeting With Buhari

 

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting, which held behind closed doors, is coming moments after the news broke that the 2016 budget had been withdrawn from the National Assembly.

Senate Explains ‘Missing 2016 Budget

 

Controversy appears to be trailing the passage of the 2016 budget, as there are reports that the budget is missing.

A federal lawmaker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that there were fears that the 2016 budget had disappeared from the National Assembly.

Why Pep Apologised To Premier League 'Colleagues'

 

 

Pep Guardiola apologised on Monday after being accused of putting extra pressure on managers at England's top teams by announcing he will coach in the Premier League next season.

Ekiti Govt Disburses N500m SMES loan

 

Ekiti State Government will on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, begin the disbursement of

N500 million Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) loan to 4,564

beneficiaries.

The N500 million is the first tranche of the N2 billion the Central

Why Wike’s Aide Seeks Probe Of Bayelsa Political Violence

 

By Daniel Abia,

Port Harcourt

Security agencies have been enjoined not to sweep the political violence in the just concluded governorship election in Bayelsa State under the carpet as a deterrent in other states.

Buhari Has Not Withdrawn Proposed 2016 Budget, Says Aide

 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has not withdrawn the proposed 2016 Budget, which he presented to a joint session of the National Assembly on December 22, 2015, the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, stated in multiple tweets.

Anglican Church Will Not Split Over Homosexuality - Welby

 

 

 

A split in the Anglican Communion over homosexuality "would not be a disaster, but it would be a failure", the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

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