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Why Watford must be in every Nigerian’s second premier league team in 21/22

– – Watford are back in the English Premier League after spending a year in the championship. Many fans were surprised by the signing based on the striker’s poor performance last season. There are reservations about his attitude, but there is some logic behind his acquisition. The Hornets will be looking forward to seeing Dennis grab a brace against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, while taking advantage of the Betway English premier league soccer betting opportunity. Earlier in July, Watford completed the signing of Oghenekaro Etebo from Stoke City.…

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Could Saka still opt for the Nigeria national team?

– – Bukayo Saka was one of the most exciting players to watch in the recent UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. Though he didn’t start every game with the English national team, anytime the midfielder took to the field, he brought with him explosive, creative energy. Since graduating from Arsenal’s youth academy to its senior squad in 2018, Saka has become one of the most promising budding stars in the Premier League and association football as a whole. In early 2020, he made his way onto Arsenal’s starting lineup. Since then,…

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Nigerian Yoruba separatist leader arrested in Benin

– – Nigeria’s Yoruba separatist leader Sunday Adeyemo has been arrested in Benin, after he was declared wanted for allegedly stockpiling arms. Mr Igboho was arrested by security forces at an airport in Benin’s capital, Cotonou. He was reportedly heading for Germany when he was arrested for repatriation. Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) announced that it was pursuing Mr Igboho after fleeing a raid on his residence. The DSS on July 1, 2021 raided Mr Igboho’s residence, two days after the activist called for anti-government protests. – – The agency said…

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Pastor killed while trying to separate fighting couple

– – A Nigerian pastor met his untimely death while trying to separate a couple engaged in a fight in Imo state. Police confirmed the death of the pastor Thompson Onyekwuru, who lives in in Owerri. The 62-year old pastor according to police was trying to prevent Obumneke Onyemechileuzo from stabbing his wife, Ogechi Onyemechileuzo, during a fight between the couple. The police statement said “one Obumneke Onyemechileuzo armed with a kitchen knife was beating his wife, Ogechi Favour Onyemechileuzo. “When a pastor with the Redeem(ed) Christian Church Owerri, Pastor…

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Nigerian army general killed by gunmen on highway

– – The Nigerian army said on Friday that gunmen shot dead one of its army general who was travelling by car on a major road. The army general, Major General Hassan Ahmed was traveling from the capital, Abuja,when he was shot dead. According to the army, the general was killed when gunmen attacked his vehicle along the Lokoja-Abuja road on Thursday. Spokesman Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu made the announcement in a statement on Friday. The deceased general was with his driver and a relative, local media reported. – –…

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[Video]: Thousands queue to bid farewell to TB Joshua

– – Thousands of mourners from around the world have been queuing to view the body of popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, who died last month at the age of 57. The influential preacher has been lying in state at his Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) auditorium in Nigerian state of Lagos. He will be buried on Friday but funeral rites started on Monday with a candlelight procession. TB Joshua was running a megachurch that also owns the popular Emmanuel TV television station based in Lagos. – – The…

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Bandits abduct babies and nurses in Nigeria

– – Armed bandits have abducted babies, nurses and security guards from the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria, Kaduna State. The incident occurred when the bandits stormed the residential quarters of the NTC. Reports say the armed bandits stormed the area from a nearby forest. They engaged police officers in a gun battle before escaping with their victims. The area where the kidnap occurred, known as Saye District in the outskirts of Zaria, is close to notorious Sabon Birni, Galadima and Malu Forests where armed bandits keep their…

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pinion: Critical Thinking and Transformation of Teaching in Primary Schools

By Leo Igwe On July 1, 2021, I made a case for critical thinking in primary schools before teachers from state schools in Ibadan South-west local government in Nigeria. It was the first teacher training session on critical thinking for primary schools in the state. The organizers expected thirty to forty teachers, but at the end of the day, over fifty teachers attended the event. Critical reasoning skills cannot be delivered in schools without the support and cooperation of teachers. The workshop was devoted to making teachers understand the importance…

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School in Nigeria to accept fees in cryptocurrencies

– – A school in the northern Nigeria city of Kano is now accepting cryptocurrency as a means of payment fees. Oxford Science Academy, a private school however said the digital money is not compulsory. The school’s head, Sabi’u Musa Haruna told BBC that the school parents of students had been consulted with many welcoming the decision. Nigeria is the second largest bitcoin market in the world after the United States but the use of cryptocurrencies in Nigeria has sparked controversy in the country. Nigeria’s Central Bank told banks and…

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Nigerians in Ghana cry foul over criminal tag

– – Nigerians living in Ghana are crying foul over attempts to criminalize their nationality. It follows an accusation by a journalist that the Nigerians are responsible for the latest wave of crime in Ghana. The accusation contained in a viral video follows the murder of police officer and a civilian by armed robbers who attacked a bullion van and absconded with an unspecified amount of money. It has provoked the Nigerians in the Diaspora Organization which is demanding the arrest and interrogation of the journalist. The group says the comments…

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