NOLLYWOOD STAR ACTRESS RACHAEL ONIGA DIES AT 64

Nollywood star, Rachael Tabuno Oniga has died. The veteran actress according to her family, died on Friday night, July 30 at 64, following a brief bout with malaria and typhoid. From Eku, in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Rachael was born on May 23rd, 1957 in Lagos State. She began her acting career in 1993 and has starred in over 100 flicks. Her first movie role was in Opa Williams’ movie ‘Onome’ and her debut Yoruba movie was ‘Owo Blow’. She also featured in other blockbuster Nigerian…

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BAD DAY AT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS: NIGERIA OUT OF BASKETBALL EVENT, OKAGBARE SUSPENDED OVER DOPE TEST

Team Nigeria at the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games, Nigerian men’s basketball team D’Tigers have been eliminated after Saturday, July 31, 2021, loss to Italy. Nigeria fell 80-71 to Italy in their third group game of the Olympics. The loss was also their third straight in the Olympics and ended their journey in Tokyo. The D’Tigers needed to win against Italy to stand any chance of progressing to the next round, but they had a slow start against the Europeans. The Italians quickly ran into a 17-6 lead as they dominated…

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SATURDAY BREAKFAST WITH TONY OKOROJI: WHERE HAS FELADAY GONE WITH HIS GUITAR?

It was just a month ago. On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the nation’s biggest copyright collective management organization, had rolled out the red carpet at the magnificent COSON House in Ikeja to honour the quintessential drummer boy and widely respected musician and producer, Richard Cole who attained the biblical age of 70 years on that day. Family, friends and colleagues of Gentleman Cole turned up in large numbers to sing and dance the night away in an unprecedented celebration of a good man with various…

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APPEAL COURT SACKS CROSS RIVER NORTH SENATOR, STEPHEN ODEY

The Court of Appeal sitting in Calabar has sacked the Senator representing Cross River North, Mr Stephen Odey. The court on Friday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the Certificate of Return it issued to Odeh and issue a fresh one to Hon. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe. There has been a legal battle between the camp of Stephen Odey, reportedly sponsored by the state governor and that of Jarigbe Agom, backed by core PDP camp, which had a faceoff the with the governor. The court upheld the decision…

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TOKYO OLYMPICS: NIGERIA CREATES NEW AFRICAN RECORD IN 4×400 MIXED RELAY RACE, FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR FINAL

Nigeria failed to qualify for the final after finishing last in the semi-final first heat of the 4×400 mixed relay at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The country was represented by Ifeanyi Emmanuel Ojeli, Imaobong Nse Uko, Samson Oghenewegba Nathaniel and Patience Okon George. Though they finished last, the quartet ran a new African Record of 3:13.60 while Team USA and Dominica got disqualified. During the race, Nigeria deployed the male-female-male-female strategy while other countries used male-female-female-male. Ojeli took the first leg, Uko second and the third leg was taken…

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