JUST IN: Suarez Agrees To Join North London Club Arsenal

Barcelona star, Denis Suarez has agreed to join Premier League giants, Arsenal. According to Spanish outlet, Sport, Suarez agreed to join the North London club after holding talks with the Gunners’ coach, Unai Emery. The report claimed that Suarez has received offers from AC Milan and Valencia, but Emery has now convinced him to join the Emirates club. The midfielder, who played under Emery during their time at Sevilla, has been one of Arsenal’s top January transfer targets. The 25-year-old played a key role in Sevilla’s Europa League success back…

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BREAKING: Mohammed Salah Wins CAF Best Player Award For Record Second Time

By Dotun Adebusoye Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal on Tuesday. The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists. Egypt crushed sole rivals South Africa 16-1 earlier Tuesday in a CAF executive committee vote in Dakar to decide which country succeeded Cameroon as 2019 Cup of Nations hosts.

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How Customs Man Was Killed In Encounter With Smugglers

  by ADEOLA RAJI An operative of the Nigeria Customs Service has been killed while another has been injured following an ambush by suspected smugglers at Asero community, Abeokuta, Ogun State. This was as operatives attached to the NCS Ogun Area Command, on Sunday, were on a routine anti-smuggling patrol in an attempt to secure eight reconstructed vehicles loaded with smuggled rice and kept in Asero community. The Elite Times recall that the suspected smugglers hinted on the move of the NCS men, laid an ambush to resist the retrieval…

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JUST IN: Two Journalists Shot As Thugs Invade APC Rally In Lagos

Violence erupted on Tuesday as suspected political thugs disrupted the governorship campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos. NAN reports that several people were injured in the violence, including two journalists who sustained bullet wounds. The hoodlums, said to be members of the National Union Road Transport Workers (NURTW), invaded the Skypower Ground Ikeja venue of the campaign with guns, daggers and other dangerous weapons. The violence broke out mid-way into the programme, cutting short the event as the hoodlums were said to have shot sporadically in…

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BREAKING: Nigerian Army Releases detained Daily Trust Editor

By Dotun Adebusoye Uthman Abubakar. the Maiduguri Bureau Chief of Daily Trust newspaper, has been released by the military authorities. He was arrested on Sunday, when officers of the Nigerian Army conducted a series of raids on some Daily Trust offices across the nation. Editor-in-Chief of Daily Trust, Mannir Dan-Ali, announced the release shortly after speaking to the editor, who was brought back to the Maiduguri office by an unnamed Major who handed him over to a security officer at the office. The released editor maintains that he was courteously…

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Deflation in the Nigerian Stock Market Index, Drops By 0.78 Per Cent

by ADEOLA RAJI The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has commenced the second trading week of the year, on an unfriendly note, occasioned by price losses in highly capitalised stocks, causing crucial market indices decreasing further by 0.78 per cent. The Elite Times learnt that the All-Share Index shed 238.62 points or 0.78 per cent to close at 30,400.28 against 30,638.90 posted on Friday. In the same vein, the market capitalisation, which opened at N11.425 trillion lost N89 billion or 0.78 per cent to close at N11.336 trillion. The downturn was…

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NEWSPolice; 11 suspects arrested in Ibadan over burnt shops, houses

by ADEOLA RAJI The Police Command in Oyo State said on Sunday that it had arrested 11 suspects in connection with the burning of some shops and houses along Beere-Molete Road, Ibadan. Some suspected arsonists in the early hours of Sunday burnt down no fewer than 20 shops and houses located on Beere-Molete Road in the Oyo State capital. The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Adekunle Ajisebutu, made this known to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan. Ajisebutu who said the arrested 11 suspects included their leader,…

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No Love In The Music Industry, says Chinko Ekun

Rave of the moment, Chinko Ekun, born Oladipo Olamide Emmanuel, in a new interview maintained that no love exists in the music industry. The ‘Able God’ crooner, who also has a shared the lessons picked up from launching into stardom, stated that one must never give up, no matter how hard life seems. He said: “Sadly, I have learnt that there is no love in this industry. When you are an artiste who is struggling to make a name, people act like you don’t exist; and it’s awful because it…

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JUST IN: Fg Agrees To Send Minimum Wage Bill Jan. 23

By Dotun Adebusoye The Nigerian government has finally set a date for the transmission of a bill for a new national minimum wage, a move aimed to stop the organised labour from starting a strike about a month before presidential election. The federal government has repeatedly dithered on the labour’s demand for a new wage figure, refusing to commit to N30,000 recommended by a tripartite committee. Still, President Muhammadu Buhari assured he would review the recommendation and send a bill backing a new wage figure to the National Assembly. With…

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