This “specially made” vehicle attracted attention from citizens after it was spotted in a public place in Benue state. According to reports, the moving engine/vehicle was successfully constructed by an engineer known as Igbauke Julius, a Tiv man from Gboko area of the state.
Former Chocolate City artiste Brymo is prepping up nicely for the release of his sixth studio album.
The singer who dropped the critically acclaimed fifth studio album ‘Klitoris’ in 2016 will be putting out a new body of work soon. Brymo already has a title for the upcoming album which he call ‘OṢÓ’ in Yoruba which translates ‘The Wizard’.
According to the singer the album is in the mixing and mastering phase. Also a website has been launched already which will gives vital updates on the upcoming LP.
As a bonus, Brymo announced he will also be publishing his first book. It is likely that both album and debut book will all come in the new year as he wrote, ‘I can’t wait for the new year.’
Nigerian and South African Superstars, Runtown and Nasty C collaborate to deliver a new banger for every radio set this holiday season.
The Young King Nasty brings his gift with words to play with the Nigerian Mad Over You crooner and together, trust them to Run your Town with the brand new track ‘Said’.
The record, Abakaliki 2 Lasgidi is produced by Mixtadimz and sure promises to be a hit.
The Nigerian Army has ordered all personnel to learn the three major Nigerian languages Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa in one year just as it introduced a new Language Policy with emphasis on officers and soldiers ensuring that they speak the three major Nigerian languages of Hausa, Yoruba and Ibo.
It disclosed that “The Policy will foster espirit-de-corps and better communication with the populace to enhance information gathering, civil-military relations, increase understanding between militaries when operating abroad and assist officers and soldiers to perform their duties professionally. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman in a statement disclosing the new policy said, “It is to be noted that English remains the official language in the Nigerian Army” adding that “Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa languages could be used during Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities or interrogation”. “Therefore all Nigerian Army personnel have been given one year to learn the three major Nigerian languages”, he said. “Invariably, by December 2018, all Nigerian Army personnel are expected to learn the three major Nigerian languages”, he added. Continuing Usman said, “The standard of proficiency to be attained is the basic level. “Certificated proficiency level will attract Language Allowance. “The ability to speak the 3 major Nigerian languages will be an added advantage to those applying for recruitment or commissioning into the Nigerian Army. “Therefore, prospective candidates are encouraged to learn Nigerian languages other than their mother tongues. “Before now, the Nigerian Army officially encouraged the learning of French, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and Swahili. “French language is an assessed subject in some career courses and examinations for Nigerian Army personnel.”
Some members of the Spirol cult group planning to attack a secondary school in Delta state have been apprehended by security operatives.
Four teenage boys who are said to belong to the ‘Spirol cult group’ in Sapele area of Delta state have been apprehended by vigilantes while trying to attack a secondary school.
The young boys were nabbed with weapons by the security operatives before they were handed over to the police in the area. They will soon be prosecuted.
The plan by the Super Eagles of Nigeria to stage friendly matches ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has been halted.
It has been revealed that the Nigeria Football Federation has halted talks with the European and South American football associations seeking to play warm-up matches with the Super Eagles to prepare their teams ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.
World Cup-bound England, Serbia and Peru are among the Russia 2018 teams reportedly interested in playing Nigeria.
According to Punch Metro, it was learnt that the NFF had been locked in talks with some of the countries as they seek more quality friendly games for the Eagles after the Argentina fixture, which Nigeria won 4-2 in Krasnodar, Russia, on November 14.
England, who are sure to draw an African team at the December 1 World Cup draw in Moscow, are reportedly reads to seal a date with the Eagles as they are not likely to be drawn together judging from the draw pots.
Spokesman for the NFF Ademola Olajire, who said there is the possibility the Eagles would face the Three Lions in a friendly affair before the World Cup, however said the Russia 2018 draw would determine the teams the Eagles would play as part of their preparations for the football’s showpiece.
Olajire said they had plans to secure at least friendly encounters for the three-time African champions, who will be making their sixth World Cup appearance in Russia, before the tournament.
“We are not discussing with any country about any friendly match,” the football chief told our correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday.
“The World Cup draw with decide the friendly matches the Eagles will play and we have our plans.
“England is a possibility, it depends on the World Cup draw.”
Olajire dismissed reports the NFF proposed to the Eagles to pay each player a win bonus based on the minutes they played during the World Cup qualifiers.
Nigeria captain Mikel Obi was said to have led the rest of the team to protest the move as they believed it would deny the players who were called up but never got to play the opportunity to benefit from the bonus. The NFF reportedly agreed to give the team $3m qualifying bonus for the World Cup according to their call-ups and appearances.
But Olajire said, “The NFF agreed to give the team $2,4m out of the $8m we are expecting from FIFA. It’s not our business how the players share the money. There was nothing like playing each player per minute as reported.”
The Nigerian police have released a statement to counter the official press release by Burna Boy‘s management team, Spaceship Entertainment, which stated that the singer has honoured the invitation sent to him by the police.
The recent statement released by the police stated that the singer is yet to report himself. It was stated that Burna Boy’s father reported at the police station instead and he promised to come with the singer but the promise is yet unfulfilled.
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Harry Kane and Son Heung-min scored as Tottenham came from behind to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League.
Tottenham came from behind to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 and make certain of their status as Champions League Group H winners.
Second-placed Real Madrid can match Tottenham’s points tally on the final matchday of the group stages but Mauricio Pochettino’s men will remain in first place regardless thanks to their superior head-to-head record over the holders, giving them hope of a favourable draw in the last 16.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang marked his return to the Dortmund side following a club-enforced one-match suspension for disciplinary reasons by scoring the opening goal, as Peter Bosz’s side sought to relieve the pressure building on the coach.
But Spurs have relished Champions League fixtures this season and they played with their usual composure and patience at Signal Iduna Park, where Dele Alli set up Harry Kane to score the equaliser after 49 minutes and Son Heung-Min completed the comeback by netting the winner with just 14 minutes left to play.
Dortmund started the game brightly and Andriy Yarmolenko combined with Mario Gotze to create a shooting chance after 12 minutes but his effort from the edge of the penalty area flew tamely into the arms of Hugo Lloris.
Yarmolenko chipped a weighted pass over the Tottenham defence for Aubameyang six minutes later, but the Gabonese striker side-footed his shot wide to the right of the net with only Lloris to beat.
Son Heung-min almost connected with a Jan Vertonghen free-kick just before the half-hour mark, but he was denied by Roman Burki and one minute later Dortmund were ahead.
Raphael Guerreiro’s pass was brilliantly flicked into the box by Yarmolenko and Aubameyang raced after it before driving the ball low into the left corner of the net.
Spurs launched an onslaught on the Dortmund goal in the last five minutes of the first half but both Christian Eriksen and Eric Dier were denied at close range by superb saves from Burki, whose fingertip stop from Dier’s header was particularly outstanding.
Four minutes after the restart, Danny Rose closed down a Jeremy Toljan clearance and Alli squared the loose ball to Kane on the edge of the box, giving the England striker just enough time and space to fire the ball into the net, beating Burki at his near post
Alli tried his luck from 25 yards on 57 minutes after good work by Kane and Eriksen but the playmaker’s shot drifted wide of the target.
Spurs continued to probe for a winner and Son was flagged offside as he attempted to round Burki after Alli’s throughball put him in on goal
Just as the pace of the game seemed to be slowing, Alli’s persistence down the left flank paid off and he forced his way into the box before knocking the ball to Son, who unleashed a right-footed shot into the top corner of the net.
Eriksen almost made it 3-1 with a header from an 80th-minute Rose cross but the ball flew wide to the right of the goal, and substitute Fernando Llorente was denied a late strike when Burki saved at his feet.