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Boxer held over alleged sex attacks in Olympic village

Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro.

Officers arrested Hassan Saada, 22, from Casablanca, on suspicion of committing the assault on Wednesday, said a police statement released hours ahead of the Games' opening …

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NFF picks Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has selected a German, Gernot Rohr to manage the Super Eagles.

The NFF boss confirmed that the German is currently working on development programmes for the German Football Federation is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Saturday.

He is also expected to be in Lagos on …

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Pele out of Olympic flame lighting

Brazil football legend Pele said poor health will prevent him from lighting the Olympic cauldron at the Games' opening ceremony on Friday as he had hoped to do.

"Right now I am not in physical condition to take part in the opening of the Olympics," the 75-year-old said in a …

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Dream Team defeated Japan against all odds – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight at the resilience of the Nigeria U-23 team that saw them pulled a 5-4 win over Japan in the Olympic opener.

The team arrived Manaus from their training camp five hours before the encounter against the Blue Samurai due to a mix up in …

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Femi, Seun and Yeni Kuti pen tributes to Fela

During the week, veteran afro-beat singer, Femi Kuti, and his siblings, Seun and Yeni Kuti, took time to pay tribute to their late father and afro-beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

While celebrating their late father who is remembered for his timeless, fearless and unapologetic musical satires of the ruling government …

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Kidnapping: IG deploys 510 policemen along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday launched an operation against kidnappers and other hoodlums by deploying 510 anti-riot policemen in Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.

The operation which was backed with 40 patrol vehicles and armoured carriers, was expected to man dark spots and vulnerable points along the road which …

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NSE market capitalisation loses N112bn

The Nigerian equity market on Friday ended on a negative note with the market capitalisation dropping by N112 billion due to huge losses by some highly-capitalised stocks.

Also, the All-Share Index dipped 325.48 points or 1.17 per cent to close at 27,425.86, compared with the 27 …

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Prices of rice, beans, maize soar

The prices of commodities like imported rice, maize , beans, palm oil, sorghum and others have continued to rise at the Mile 12 Market in Lagos.

This is reflected in the commodity index update, prepared by Novus Agro Nigeria Ltd, an agro-based firm, and made available to newsmen on Friday in …

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Ten die in Niger clash

The Nigerian Army said on Friday that three soldiers and seven civilians died in a clash between soldiers and some residents of Kpaidna community in Niger.

Major Njideka Agwu, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 31 Artillery Brigade, Minna, said that the incident occurred at 2.00 a.m. on …

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2016 Hajj: Sell dollars to pilgrims @ N197, CBN authorises banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, on Thursday, directed banks and authorised forex dealers to sell the Pilgrims Travelling Allowance, PTA, to intending pilgrims at a concessionary exchange rate of N197 to $1.

In a circular on Thursday, marked, TED/FEMFPC/GEN/01/005, the CBN said: "Each pilgrim is …

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Brazil booed off as Neymar flops in South Africa stalemate

Barcelona ace Neymar is by far the biggest name in the competition and has been tasked with restoring pride to Brazilian football after a catastrophic 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany on home soil at the 2014 World Cup.

However, he endured a frustrating afternoon on a sandy and slow surface …

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Breaking: Nigeria defeats Japan 5-4

Nigerian Olympic male football team, popularly called the Dream Team, on Friday, beat the Japanese 23 side 5 goals to 4, in a pulsating encounter which held at the Manaus Stadium, in Brazil.

The Coach Samson Siasia tutored boys defied all the odds to defeat Japan in the thrilling Group …

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I have stolen only four cars this year – Cleric

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 42-year-old Islamic cleric, Rasheed Ayuba, for alleged car theft.

Ayuba, who hails from Igbesa, Ogun State, was apprehended along with a transporter in Ibadan, Oyo State, Falade Igbekele, who reportedly bought six of the stolen cars.

It was gathered that the suspect …

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Movie Reviews📽: Bourne, Suicide Squad

📽Jason Bourne

Duta Rating ⭐⭐ (2/5)
Paul Greengrass🎬 and Matt Damon⭐ reunite in an attempt to resurrect the Bourne franchise after the disappointing Bourne Legacy. The action👊 is top notch but the film lacks the tension the first three instalments brought. Bourne finally remembers💡 his …

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Naira hits 400/dollar as banks sell forex to BDCs

The naira plunged to 400 against the dollar at the parallel market on Thursday as shortage of foreign exchange continued to have negative effects on economic activities in the country.

A Professor of Economics at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Sherrifdeen Tella, said the huge demand for dollars could be …

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