Thu. Feb 2nd, 2023

Australia will erase the British monarch from its banknotes, replacing the late Queen Elizabeth II’s image on its $5 note with a design honouring Indigenous culture, the central bank said Thursday. The decision to leave her successor King Charles III off the $5 note means no monarch would remain on Australia’s paper currency. The Reserve


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With just 25 days to the general elections, religious leaders on Wednesday have called on Nigerians to see the polls as a time of peace and not war. The clerics gave the advice at the Interfaith Peace Summit with the theme, ‘Prosecuting peaceful election: The role of faith communities’, organised by the NTA Abrahamic Mission


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The Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Council in Rivers State has taken a swipe at the state governor, Nyesom Wike, over the cancellation of the approval granted for the party’s presidential campaign in Port Harcourt, the state capital. The spokesman for the PDP PCC in the state, Dr Leloonu Nwibubasa, who stated this in an interview


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The police on Wednesday arraigned a man, Edmund Uzoma, before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for alleged bigamy. Uzoma was arraigned before Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun on three counts of bigamy and falsification of information on a marriage certificate. The prosecutor, Idowu Osungbure, told the court that Uzoma, while having a wife, contracted another wedding


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Phrank Shaibu, a special assistant on Public Communication, to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar,  has said that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, by criticising the regime of the President, Major-General Muhammad Buhari (retd.), is trying to distance himself from the failures of the APC which


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The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, has warned against moves that could lead to a deviation from the territory’s masterplan, The PUNCH reports. Mrs. Aliyu made this known during the investiture ceremony of the 14th chairperson of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, FCT chapter, Mrs. Lami Ayuba, in


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Southampton manager, Nathan Jones, believes new signing Paul Onuachu will be a handful for defenders in the Premier League, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. The 6ft 7in striker joined the Saints from the Jupiler Pro League leaders Genk on a three-and-a-half year deal worth £18m, becoming the club’s fifth signing in January, after the transfers of


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Following Paul Onuachu’s deadline day move to Southampton, Belgium Pro League side, KRC Genk have snapped up another Nigerian, Tolu Arokodare, from Amiens to replace the departing big man, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. Arokodare penned a four-and-a-half-year deal with Genk after the club beat competition from Belgium Pro League rival, Anderlecht. The 22-year-old striker shares


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Former Dutch international Rafael van der Vaart claims Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey does not have the attributes to play for Ajax. It has been a difficult season for under-pressure Nigeria international Bassey, who joined Ajax for a club record £19.6m (€23m) from Glasgow Rangers last summer. The 23-year-old enjoyed playing time under former manager Alfred


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