Author: Quadri Idowu

It was news no-one expected, and for a while it sent social media and the football world into a frenzy. Was the world’s richest man going to buy Manchester United? Just after 01:00 BST on Wednesday, Elon Musk – who is reported to have a net worth of $270bn (£223bn) according to Forbes – posted on Twitter: “Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.” Cue pandemonium on the social network, with the American’s tweet receiving more than 400,000 likes. Report It has been a painful start to the new season for United. They are bottom of the Premier League after…

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Ten passengers were hurt, three seriously, when they tried to escape a train that became caught up in a sweeping wildfire north-west of Valencia in eastern Spain. The fire near Bejís has been whipped up by fierce winds, leaving several firefighters running for their lives. The passengers were on a service from Valencia to Zaragoza in the north when the fire brought the train to a halt. The train driver asked passengers to stay on board, but some panicked. As he prepared to reverse the train, which had left Valencia late on Tuesday afternoon with 48 passengers on board, some…

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A huge explosion has ripped through a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, police say. The blast is thought to have occurred during evening prayers, with many casualties feared, though exact figures are not yet confirmed. Khalid Zadran, the Taliban’s Kabul police spokesman, was quoted by local media as saying there had been an explosion in the city’s north-west. Reports say the Siddiqi mosque’s imam was among the dead. It is unclear who was behind the attack, which comes the week after a prominent pro-Taliban cleric was killed in a suicide bomb blast, also in Kabul. The Islamic State (IS) group…

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Hours after shutting down operations, electricity workers have suspended their industrial action Wednesday evening. NPO Reports reliably gathered that a meeting of the National Union of Electricity Workers which declared its strike on Tuesday met officials of the government and resolved to shelve the strike. Though details of the discussion and agreement leading to the suspension of the strike were not available at press time, NPO Reports learnt that government officials pleaded with the union leaders to consider the plight of Nigerians and not allow total blackouts compound the issues. Details later…

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The residents of Abuja in blackout as Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) on Wednesday joined the strike as a result of issues between the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria. AEDC made this known in a statement on its twitter page. It, therefore, assured Nigerians that its stakeholders are working to resolve the issue. ”Abuja Electricity Distribution PIc (AEDC), wishes to inform its distinguished Customers that the interruption of the power supply being experienced across its franchise areas is due to the ongoing industrial issues between the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and…

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The Arujale Ojima of Okeluse in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Oloyede Adeyeoba Akinghare ll, who was crowned at the age of 16 has graduated from high school. The youngest ruling Yoruba monarch, graduated this month following the completion of his 6-years program in High School. The 19-year Old ruler was crowned King following the death of his father in 2019, at the age of 16. The young traditional ruler took his happiness to Instagram where he shared photos from his graduation ceremony, thanking his family, school, and everyone for their support. “Congratulations to me as the…

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The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company has announced a shutdown of operations following the issues between the National Union of Electricity Employees and the Transmission Company of Nigeria. In a statement on Wednesday via its verified Twitter handle, @IkejaElectric, the Disco announced the shutdown of operations. The statement read partly, “Due to the ongoing nationwide picketing of Transmission Stations by the NUEE, we are currently experiencing disruption of power supply as most stations within our network have been shut down. “Kindly bear with us as we await an amicable resolution by the relevant stakeholders. NPO had on Tuesday reported that the…

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in new Chairman for Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Mohammed Shehu. The swearing-in of the Chairman was held shortly before the commencement of the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. His appointment as chairman of RMAFC came after the former Chairman, Elias Mbam, had resigned to contest for the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary election in Abia State Speaking to State House correspondents after the exercise, Bello pledged to work hard to assist the country gain more revenues within…

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Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has visited Afro beat singer, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti in his residence at Alagbole, a suburb of Ogun at the boundary with Lagos State. In company with Obi during the visit on Wednesday was maverick artiste, Charles Oputa (popularly called Chary Boy) Obi, during his visit, told the singer that he did not approve of attacks on him by his supporters over his declaration that he can never be “Obidient.” A claim by Anikulapo-kuti had gone viral where he said that he can never be obident with Obi’s supporters threatening to burn down the…

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In the face of dismissals of officers for misconducts in the last few weeks, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has commended three of his men who have shown exemplary behaviours in recent time. They are SP Daniel Itse Amah, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Nasarawa Division in Kano State, has been commended for his integrity and exhibition of sound professionalism leading to the arrest of an armed robbery syndicate despite being offered a bribe of 200,000 USD to look away, which he rejected; and Police Constable Nura Mande attached to the Katsina State Police Command who…

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