Toheeb Jimoh

Reps Order 400 Exotic Cars, Reject Nigerian Brands

The House of Representatives has resolved to acquire Toyota Camry 2020 model for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles. The resolution was reached at an executive (closed-door) session held on February 5, 2020, The PUNCH reliably learnt on Friday. A source in the chamber, who spoke on condition …

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Senate Propose Mandatory Health Insurance For All Nigerians

The Senate yesterday called for mandatory health insurance for all Nigerians irrespective of their social status. Chairman, Senate Committee on Heath, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, made the call in Abuja at a public hearing on a bill for an Act to repeal the National Health Insurance Scheme Act 2004 and to …

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There won’t be jamboree in Tokyo, minister insists

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has declared that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games will be devoid of the usual jamboree as only sports and athletes with medal prospects will  represent the country. He made this known yesterday when he met with the Ministerial Advisory Committee and …

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Liverpool look to extend lead as top-four battle recommences

Premier League title at bottom-of-the-table Norwich, while behind the runaway Liverpool are expected to take another step towards clinching a long-awaited leaders the battle for Champions League places takes centre stage this weekend. The Reds can extend their mammoth 22-point lead over Manchester City at Carrow Road on Saturday as …

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Four arrests during clash between Hausa and Yoruba in Ogun

Two people were reportedly stabbed in a clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders at the Lafenwa market in Abeokuta, the state capital of Ogun. State police public relations officer Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident on Thursday, but said there were no deaths in the crisis. The violence was allegedly caused …

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GB fail to qualify for Tokyo 2020

Great Britain’s women missed out on a basketball place at Tokyo 2020 after faltering in the final qualification tournament. GB needed to beat Spain in their last match in Belgrade to reach the Games but fell 79-69 to the European champions. They also lost to China and South Korea, with all three …

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Lobi Stars back on top with narrow 2-1 win over Wikki

The ding-dong affair at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football continued yesterday as Lobi Stars narrowly defeated Wikki Tourists 2-1 to return to the top of the table. Two first-half goals by Utibe Archibong and Austin Ogunye had propelled Lobi to a 2-0 lead but Nasir Jibrin’s injury-time goal …

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Emmanuel Petit warns City against signing Messi

Emmanuel Petit has warned Manchester City off signing Lionel Messi, claiming the Barcelona star does not have the physical capabilities to deal with the Premier League. Messi’s future at the Nou Camp looks uncertain following a row with sporting director Eric Abidal, and he could be available on a free …

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