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Boko Haram Insurgents Are Back, Bolder, Zulum Tells Buhari

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Governor Babagana Zulum speaking at the palace of Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Elkanemi. (Twitter)

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has said that Boko Haram insurgents are back and bolder, also condemning the recent attacks by the terrorists in the state.

Zulum disclosed this on Wednesday while speaking at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the palace of Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Elkanemi.

The president was in Borno on a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 travelers on Sunday in Auno town near Maiduguri, the state capital.

The governor also advised the Nigerian Army to change its strategy in the fight against Boko Haram, acknowledging the success recorded by the military in the Northeast.

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He said though about 20 local government areas in the state were retaken from the insurgents under the leadership of Buhari, the insurgency “has unfortunately returned”.

Zulum said: “Your Excellency sir, between the period of March 2020 to date we have started witnessing horrific and spontaneous attacks by the insurgents which has resulted into the lost of lives and properties of our people.

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Four Untold Gists From Fulham’s Defeat Of Manchester United – Lifestyle Nigeria

A 97th-minute winner by Super Eagles International Alex Iwobi capped a historic 2-1 for Fulham over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

United had been in superb form in 2024, remaining unbeaten and winning their last five matches, while Rasmus Hojlund had scored seven goals in his last six games.

But the striker was ruled out through injury in midweek and United were toothless in his absence, with Omari Forson – handed a first senior start after being preferred to £86m signing Antony – struggling to fill the void.

Fulham wasted numerous openings and the only surprise was that it took them until the 65th minute to open the scoring, with Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey lashing the ball into the roof of the net after United failed to deal with a set-piece.

The hosts belatedly mustered a response and levelled when Harry Maguire tapped in from close range after Bernd Leno spilled a shot in his direction. That goal swung the momentum in United’s favour but Fulham hit their hosts with a sucker punch, Alex Iwobi fresh from his return from the Africa Cup of Nations finishing a 97th-minute counter-attack to leave Ten Hag’s team eight points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa.

Here are four important stats from the game as Fulham beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford;

• Fulham have now won a game at Old Trafford for the first time in 21 years as they earned their first ever Premier League victory over Man United.

  • Alex Iwobi’s winner for Fulham at 96:04 is the second latest winning goal ever scored against Manchester United in the Premier League, and the latest goal on record (since 2006-07) scored by the visiting team at Old Trafford in the competition.

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ECOWAS Youth Ambassador, Kosisochukwu Empowers 120 Youths with JAMB Forms In Abuja, Warri.

 

An Ambassador of the ECOWAS Youth, Amb. Gideon Kosisochukwu has empowered no fewer than 120 youths in Abuja, the nation’s capital. 

The empowerment also benefitted youths of Warri, Delta State. 

He empowered the young students through scholarship scheme to enable them acquire education as a means of building their capacity and helping them face their future. 

Amb. Kosisochukwu who was represented by Amb. Dr. Temisan O. Louis CEO Mayorkings Charity Foundation said the gesture is borne out his passion to touch lives and love for education. 

He further emphasized that the exercise will be an Annual outreach to give back to the African communities.

The benefitting students who could not hide their joy expressed gratitude to Amb. Kosisochukwu for his kind gesture, praying God to open doors of favour for him.

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Police Confirm, Speak On Assassination Of Anambra Community President General – Lifestyle Nigeria

The President General (PG) of Umuoji Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra, Silas Onyima, was tragically shot dead by suspected assassins at his country home on Friday night. The confirmation of his killing came from DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).

According to Ikenga, no arrests had been made at the time of the incident. However, he assured that investigations were underway, with the police collaborating with locals to unravel the circumstances surrounding Onyima’s death and identify the perpetrators.

Emphasizing the urgency of the situation, Ikenga stated that police personnel had been deployed to Umuoji to maintain order and ensure the safety of the community members. He urged the people to remain calm while reassuring them that the police were taking all necessary measures to address the situation effectively.

The body of the deceased was recovered and subsequently deposited in the morgue following the tragic incident.

Onyima’s untimely demise adds to the grim tally of Presidents General of Communities who have met violent ends in Anambra. The list includes Chief Ike Okolo of Obosi Community, who was murdered in January 2023, and Chief Paul Chinedu of Nanka Community, who was killed in the presence of his family in October 2021.

Similarly, Francis Onwuachi, the President General of Omor Community, suffered a similar fate in March 2021, while Chief Anthony Igboka of Nimo was gruesomely murdered in April 2019. These incidents underscore the concerning trend of violence targeting community leaders in the region, raising questions about the overall security situation and the safety of those serving their communities in leadership roles.

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Four Untold Gists From Fulham’s Defeat Of Manchester United – Lifestyle Nigeria

A 97th-minute winner by Super Eagles International Alex Iwobi capped a historic 2-1 for Fulham over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

United had been in superb form in 2024, remaining unbeaten and winning their last five matches, while Rasmus Hojlund had scored seven goals in his last six games.

But the striker was ruled out through injury in midweek and United were toothless in his absence, with Omari Forson – handed a first senior start after being preferred to £86m signing Antony – struggling to fill the void.

Fulham wasted numerous openings and the only surprise was that it took them until the 65th minute to open the scoring, with Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey lashing the ball into the roof of the net after United failed to deal with a set-piece.

The hosts belatedly mustered a response and levelled when Harry Maguire tapped in from close range after Bernd Leno spilled a shot in his direction. That goal swung the momentum in United’s favour but Fulham hit their hosts with a sucker punch, Alex Iwobi fresh from his return from the Africa Cup of Nations finishing a 97th-minute counter-attack to leave Ten Hag’s team eight points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa.

Here are four important stats from the game as Fulham beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford;

• Fulham have now won a game at Old Trafford for the first time in 21 years as they earned their first ever Premier League victory over Man United.

  • Alex Iwobi’s winner for Fulham at 96:04 is the second latest winning goal ever scored against Manchester United in the Premier League, and the latest goal on record (since 2006-07) scored by the visiting team at Old Trafford in the competition.

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Lady from Omah Lay’s concert rejects Kai Cenat’s offer to hop on livestream without compensation

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The lady who has been going viral for joining Omah Lay on stage during his concert in the United Kingdom has stirred reactions online again after she rejected Twitch streamer, Kai Cenat’s offer to tell her side of the story for free.

ALSO READ: Nigerian heartbroken after girlfriend joined Omah Lay on stage for ‘Bend you’ [VIDEO]

In the Update going viral on Twitter, Kai sent her a DM and she replied in the middle of the livestream. She rejected his offer, stating that she would like to be paid for it.

He laughed at her request, claiming that she was going to get clout off him. He said she is not Kim Kardashian and will not be getting paid for her appearance.

Netizens reacted. Some said she was right to ask for compensation as she would only get ridiculed more and not get any endorsements from it.

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Foden scores as title chasing Manchester City beat Bournemouth

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Manchester City defeated Bournemouth 1-0 on the south coast to pull within one point of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Foden scored in the first half at the Vitality Stadium, and City overcame a shaky second half to win for the 13th time in their previous 14 games across all competitions.

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Pep Guardiola’s side were not at their best on the south coast as they chase an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title, but they showed the tenacity required to grind out a crucial victory.

ALSO READ: EPL: Rasmus Hojlund scores twice as Manchester United defeat Luton Town 

While Liverpool remain in first place, City are closing in, having extended their undefeated streak in all competitions to 17 games since losing at Aston Villa in December.

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