Anthony Joshua To Fight Dillian Whyte In August And Deontay Wilder In December

Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has revealed the rest of the former heavyweight boxing champion’s fights this year. Hearn on Monday, May 29, revealed that Joshua’s camp has received communication from Tyson Fury’s team about a potential fight even though Fury has been linked to most heavyweights as he searches for a summer opponent. “AJ had been expected to return this August in the UK, most likely against Dillian Whyte, and then take on Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia in December. Hearn admitted they are ‘interested’ in a Fury fight, but are unlikely to divert from their original plans in the ‘hope’ the WBC champion is genuine. Speaking to iFL TV, Hearn said: “They’re (Fury’s team) telling us they want to fight you (Joshua), but we’re fighting in August and September, that’s our plan, but I’ll go through the process and see how real this is. “Right now, our plan remains the same, August and Wilder in December; so, we’ll see what happens in Saudi Arabia this week. That’s our plan, that’s what we’re moving forward with this week, if …

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Hon. Ogene Mourns Dokpesi, Describes Him As Icon Of All Generations

By Abubakar Liman Hon. Afam Victor Ogene, House of Representatives Member – Elect for Ogbaru Federal Constituency, Anambra state, has described the passing of popular media mogul and founder of the Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM, High Chief Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi, as a big blow to the media industry and Nigeria’s democracy, both of which his innovation in the media industry helped to nurture and sustain. The demise of Dr. Dokpesi, who pioneered the independent broadcast industry in Nigeria, by establishing both Raypower FM and AIT, was announced by his family on Monday, May 29, 2023. Hon. Ogene, who is a former editor and also former Deputy Chairman, Media and Public Affairs Committee of the 7th House of Representatives, in a statement in Abuja, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Dokpesi family and the management and staff of AIT and Raypower, adding that the late Dokpesi’s foresight and ingenuity, helped to shape democracy in Nigeria, as both media establishments offer unfettered access, opportunities and platform for both free speech and inclusivity in national discourse. According to Ogene, …

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Woman Starts Up A Fire On Her Fence After Landgrabbers Attempted To Break Into Her Family Building In Lagos (Video)

A woman got so angry that she started a fire after some alleged land grabbers attempted to break into her family house located at Sere close Off Adeola Adeleye street in Ilupeju, Lagos state last Wednesday, May 24. A  family source told LIB that the ‘’Langrabbers” allegedly from a nearby mosque located on Adeola Adeleye Street, claimed that part of the building had been “given” to them.  The source said the ‘land grabbers’ came in their numbers to possess the property, but the family members who live in the building, refused to grant them access into the compound, and instead told them to take the matter to court. However, the said ‘land grabbers’ refused to leave the premises, and decided to invade the property by demolishing the fence. A lady who was in the building at the time the ‘landgrabbers’ came, had asked them to stop their illegal action. When they refused, she brought out petrol and lit up the fence. The source who spoke to LIB said the matter was  reported to the police and the fire put out. …

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Court Admits US Judgment On Tinubu’s Alleged $460,000 Forfeiture For Drug Crime in Obi’s Petition

A United States of America (USA) District Court judgment which reportedly indicted Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been admitted as evidence in court. The court judgement was submitted before the Presidential Election Petition Court, on Tuesday in Abuja. Recall that the Court judgement had ordered Tinubu to forfeit $460,000 in drug related offences. The certified true copy of the judgment was tendered by a witness, Barrister Lawrence Uchechukwu Nnana Nwakaeti, at the commencement of hearing of a petition filed by the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Mr Peter Gregory Obi, against the election of Tinubu. Led in evidence by Mr Jibrin Okutepa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, the witness tendered the Court’s judgment as part of requests by Obi and Labour Party to get Tinubu’s declaration as winner of the February 25, 2023, presidential election nullified and set aside. However, Tinubu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced that they have objections against admission of the judgment but reserved the objections to final address stage. Under cross examination by Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, who stood for President …

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Dokpesi Will Be Remembered For His Works Of Charity – Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan The Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan is mourning the demise of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the founder of DAAR Communications who passed on after a brief illness. In a condolence message to the Dokpesi family and DAAR Communications, the former President described him as a successful entrepreneur, media mogul and philanthropist who took the art of giving to a new level and made significant contributions to human progress. Jonathan who was one of the early sympathisers to visit the Dokpesi family in Abuja last Monday, noted that he cultivated the kind of friendship with Dokpesi that stood the test of time. The former President stated: “He was a humane businessman and philanthropist who took the art of giving and human relations to a new level. “As a patriot and politician, he exemplified the virtues of loyalty, justice and service. A team player and bridge builder, High Chief Dokpesi played the kind of politics that promoted friendship, ethnic cohesion and national unity. “High Chief Dokpesi will be remembered for his works of charity, devotion to his faith and inspiring leadership, …

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Tinubu Makes First Appearance at Villa Office, Meets Emefiele, Kyari

President Bola Tinubu has met with senior government officials after arriving his villa office around 2:30pm on Tuesday. According to TheNation, on his arrival, the President was received at the forecourt of his office by Vice President Kashim Shettima and some other senior government officials, including Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and the Permanent Secretary of the State House, Tijjani Umar. Also in the receiving party were the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele; the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) Mele Kyari; former Lagos Commissioner for Finance, Mr Wale Edun; Mr Dele Alake; Hon. James Faleke. It was gathered that President Tinubu would be having a meeting with the NNPCL Boss, Kyari and Emefiele over the brewing fuel crisis.

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I Love You More Than Anything – Simi Celebrates Daughter, Adejare, As She Turns 3

Simi and daughter, Adejare Simi, the superstar Nigerian singer/songwriter, is celebrating her daughter, Adejare as she turns 3. She took to her Instagram page to share a clip  of her and her husband, Adekunle Gold, singing a custom birthday song for their daughter. Adejare who found the song and performance entertaining was seen giggling. In a caption attached to the video, Simi bared her heart on her love for the little Adejare as she described her as her everything. Simi Wrote: “The love of my life is 3. THREE!!! The things I feel for my daughter, words will never be able to capture – but I will keep trying. Adejare, you are everything to me. For you, I will come undone; for you, I will get it together. You are life to me. God gave you to me and He just thought “Look, I did a thing”. Cos HE DID! You are the light of the world and of my world. The breath of God is in you. You will prosper. You will thrive. You’re the smartest, sweetest, kindest, spunkiest, …

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I Was Absent At Abba Yusuf’s Inauguration Over Fear Of Violence – Ganduje

bdullahi Umar Ganduje Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the former governor of Kano state, has disclosed why he did not attend the inauguration of his successor, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf on Monday, May 29. He noted that he did not attend the inauguration due to concerns about the potential for violence between their supporters. Ganduje made this revelation in an interview with BBC Hausa on Tuesday. According to him, he has no any issues with the new government in the state. Ganduje said it was just hype, noting that he has a good relationship with the new government. The former Kano governor said, “Handing over can be divided into two aspects. The first is the transition of power, which involves the transfer of documents and information about the government’s operations, including completed projects, projects that were not completed, and advice for the incoming government. “The second aspect is the inauguration. If the outgoing and incoming governments are from different political parties, it is not always necessary to attend the inauguration, as there is a risk of violence between supporters.” On whether he …

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Peter Obi, Baba-Ahmed attend Presidential Tribunal hearing (photos)

The Presidential Candidate of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and his running mate in the February 25 poll, Datti Baba-Ahmed, attended the Presidential Election Petitions court hearing in Abuja on Tuesday, May 30. Though Obi had attended a number of proceedings in the past few weeks, Datti-Ahmed attended court proceedings for the first time on Tuesday, a day after the inauguration of the candidate, Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s President. The Labour Party is expected to call just one witness today. The party had previously said it would call 50 witnesses to testify against the victory of  Tinubu, and will need seven weeks to get this done.

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Subsidy Removal: Commuters Groan As Fuel Sells For N750 Per Litre

Commuters have lamented in Calabar on Tuesday over the rise in the price of petrol. This followed President Bola Tinubu’s policy statement during his inaugural speech on Monday, on the removal of subsidy. As a result, most filling stations in Calabar have shut down while those selling have hiked the price to from 210 to 750 naira per litre. Vanguard observed commuters who cannot afford to pay 300 naira per drop from the usual 100 naira, are trekking 2 to 3 kilometres to get to their offices. When our reporter went around the metropolis on Tuesday morning, only mega stations were selling at 205/ 210 with very long queues but at about 11:30 a.m. they started selling 400 naira and eventually shut down. Meanwhile, those selling black market are smiling to the bank as they hike their prices to 750 and 800 per litre and are selling only 10 litres per person. For places like Calabar South, Muritala Mohammed Highway, Marian, Atimbo, Etta Agbor no filling was open at the time of filling this report as the few who were …

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Fulfill Your Campaign Promises – NLC Tells Tinubu

The Nigeria Labour Congress has urged President Bola Tinubu to make it a priority to fulfill his campaign promises. According to NAN, the Ondo State Chairman of NLC, Mr Oladele Amoko, gave the charge in an interview on Tuesday in Akure. Amoko, who congratulated Tinubu, the 16th president of Nigeria, also advised him to ensure that the removed fuel subsidy funds do not end up in the wrong hands “as people are expecting much from the new government.” The State Chairman stated that Nigerians are hopeful because Tinubu made a lot of promises both in his inaugural speech on Monday and during his electioneering campaigns. “If he can afford to and stand by his promises, then we will have a new Nigeria. “But concerning the petroleum subsidy, there is a need for him to have a stakeholders’ meeting so that all hands will be on deck,” he said. Amoko asked, “Because if we remove the subsidy, who are the people to manage the money the government is removing so that it won’t end up in other wrong hands as at used to …

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Obi, Datti, Keyamo Present As Tribunal Resumes Hearing (Photos)

Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed, the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Labour Party, were present today as the presidential election tribunal resumed sitting. Also, a former minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo appeared at the tribunal as a counsel in the legal team of President Bola Tinubu. Obi and the Labour Party filed a petition challenging the victory of Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, in the February 25, 2023 Presidential election. In the petition marked CA/PEPC/03/2023, Livy Ozoukwu, lead counsel to LP and Obi, said Tinubu “was not duly elected by the majority of the lawful votes cast at the time of the election”. Among other allegations, they claimed that Kashim Shettima, vice-president, had a double nomination in contravention of the electoral act. A proper hearing of the petition commenced on Tuesday and the first witness has been called.

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Recruit Those With Proven Capacity Into Your Cabinet – Akeredolu Tells Tinubu

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has told President Bola Tinubu how to make his administration work for Nigerians. He urged him to bring on board only those with proven capacity with regard to expertise into his cabinet. Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of the South West Governor’s Forum, also tasked Tinubu on the need to focus on socio-economic programmes for the emancipation of Nigerians. Akeredolu gave the advice on Monday, in his congratulatory message titled, ‘Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR: Stepping into History’. He congratulated Tinubu for his resilience, equanimity, doggedness, and uncommon tenacity to achieve set objectives before his administration. The governor also congratulated Vice President Kashim Shettima for being a part of the team “who will steer the affairs of the country for the next four years”. He said: “We must admonish ourselves on the need to remain focused on the socio-economic programmes for the emancipation of our people. “This is not the time to gloat about the electoral victories recorded in the last general elections. It is definitely not a season for recriminations. “The rhetoric, which conveys …

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Basketball Icon Ejike Ugboaja Thrills With Award Of MFR

By Chris Udochukwu Nigeria basketball icon Ejike Ugboaja has commended the former President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari for conferring on him with the national honour of Member of the order of the Federal Republic (MFR). Ejike Ugboaja, a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira who was born on May 28, 1985 in Kaduna State, was conferred with the MRF honour on Sunday by President Buhari (fmr) omong other Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers. Ejike’s basketball career started with the Youth Movement Christian Association in 1999, from which he was selected to represent Kaduna State at the National Sports Festival in Ibadan 2001. His performance at the Ibadan games earned him a place in one of the perennial powerhouse basketball clubs of Nigeria, the Yelwa Hawks.Ejike became an All-Star during the 2001-2002 Premier League season. During this time, Ejike also represented Ahmadu Bello University in the Nigerian University Games (NUGA), and West African University Games, where the university basketball team came out as Tournament Champions in 2003 and 2004.Ejike is known for his rebounding ability, but it …

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Tinubu’s Removal of Fuel Subsidy, Ill-timed ― Ex-Presidential Candidate

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s decision to remove fuel subsidy has been faulted. The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the last election, Adewole Adebayo has described the fuel subsidy removal as ill-timed.  Tinubu, on Monday, announced in his inaugural speech as the 16th president of Nigeria that effective from July 1, the fuel subsidy regime would be gone. Reacting to the announcement, Adebayo, said Nigerians would require a shock absorber in the form of alternative measures to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal before any action could be taken in that direction. While noting that it might appear too early to start criticising Tinubu, he stated, the inaugural speech was not the best avenue to announce the suspension of such a macroeconomic policy. He added: “I don’t want to seem impatient or trigger-happy in criticising the new president, Tinubu. But it is not a neat way to announce a cost-driven macroeconomic policy of fuel subsidy removal by just dropping it in an inaugural speech. We need shock absorbers first. Renewed hope?” Meanwhile, Adebayo has called on …

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Subsidy Removal Won’t Take Immediate Effect – Tinubu Clarifies

Following rise in the price of petrol and resurfacing of queues, the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Media Centre has clarified that fuel subsidy removal announced by President Bola Tinubu on Monday will not take effect immediately. According to TheNation, The Centre, in a statement, urged the public to relax panic-buying that has ensued as a result of Tinubu’s speech. The statement explained the development is neither a new development nor an action of his new administration. The Tweet reads: “The public is advised to note that President Bola Tinubu’s declaration that “subsidy is gone” is neither a new development nor an action of his new administration. “He was merely communicating the status quo, considering that the previous administration’s budget for fuel subsidy was planned and approved to last for only the first half of the year. “Effectively, this means that by the end of June, the Federal Government will be without funds to continue the subsidy regime, translating to its termination.  “The panic-buying that has ensued as a result of the communication is needless; it will not take immediate effect. “Furthermore, President …

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