*We will achieve Nigeria of our dream, Buhari assures in Sallah message (Tribune) * Britain donates £200m for N’East humanitarian efforts (ThisDay)  

*We will achieve Nigeria of our dream, Buhari assures in Sallah message (Tribune) * Britain donates £200m for N’East humanitarian efforts (ThisDay)   


We will achieve Nigeria of our dream, Buhari assures in Sallah message (Tribune)

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that his administration will not rest on its oars until security and economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians are achieved.

In his Sallah message to Nigerians, issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja on Thursday, President Buhari gave the reassurance, saying security, economic well-being and prosperity of all Nigerians are his top priority. Read more

Britain donates £200m for N’East humanitarian efforts, says Nigeria has amazing future (ThisDay)

The United Kingdom Thursday announced an additional donation of £200million in response to the humanitarian crisis in the North-east, region which has been devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency.

UK International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, made the announcement on Wednesday after a visit to Borno State to see how his country is leading the international response to the humanitarian crisis in the North. Read more

Why US investment in Nigeria is restricted – US Senator (Vanguard)

The head of a United States of America’s congressional delegation on a visit to Nigeria, Senator Chris Coons, has said that American investors have held back their investment in Nigeria due to currency regulations, saying that they would increase their investment in the country when there is a free-floating Naira. Read more

Imported building materials escalating construction costs (TheSun)

Cost of buildings and other construction projects in Nigeria has continued to rise as government has not been able to take drastic measures to stop importation of building materials. This is happening as population of Nigeria continues to weigh heavily on available housing. Over these years Nigeria has become a dumping ground for imported raw and finished materials because government has refused to redirect mentality of its citizenry. Read more

Why Tech-U, Ibadan is imperative (Tribune)

The Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State, (Tech-U)established by the Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led administration is indeed cheering news.

It was licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 2012 as the 38th state university, and academic activities will begin next October. Read more

Catholic association to join Muslims to celebrate Eid El-Kabir (PMNews)

The Catholic Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (CAMPAN) would join Nigerian Muslims to celebrate this year’s Eid el-Kabir on Friday, its National President, Patrick Osu, said on Thursday.

Osu made this known in a statement in Abuja, as he urged Muslims and Nigerians, in general, to use the period to pray for the unity and peace of Nigeria and shun hate campaigns. Read more

Niger govt urges citizens to hold govt accountable on spending (Tribune)

Niger State government has called on the citizens in the state to hold government  accountable on how monies were being expended in the state in a bid to adopt the strategy of social protection of the poor and vulnerable in the society. Read more

How a man with Alzheimer’s was charged £110 a month for TV (NewStatesman)

Rachel Holdsworth’s uncle knew exactly how much he was paying for his TV channels – but he thought that it was “normal”. Rachel recently discovered that her 72-year-old uncle Rodney, who has Alzheimer’s, was paying £110 a month to Sky for his TV and phone package. “I was a mixture of baffled and also furious,” she says, “because your instant reaction is he’s being ripped off.” Read more

12-year-old takes own life after alleged ‘period shaming’ by school teacher (RT)

Police in India have charged a 26-year-old schoolteacher with ‘abetment of suicide’ after a 12-year-old girl took her own life Monday as a result of consistent harassment which culminated in ‘period-shaming’ in front of her classmates. Read more

Israeli occupation forces confiscate Children’s toys on eve of Eid celebration (MEMO)

Israeli occupation forces confiscated the toys of Bani Naim’s town children in eastern Hebron in the occupied West Bank on Thursday.

Local sources stated that Israeli occupation forces broke into the town and searched a number of children’s toy stores. They confiscated bead-rifles, paintballs, firecrackers and laser toys claiming that there was an issue with permits. Read more

Zimbabwe dares to dream of life after Mugabe (TheGuardian)

Daniel Mugabe was waiting for his first customers of the day amid the 1000-year-old ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the former capital of one of the greatest African kingdoms.

The 55-year-old tour guide to the ruins, perched high on a hilltop above miles of parched plains in south-eastern Zimbabwe, spoke in glowing of terms of his country’s elderly president, now in his 37th year in power. Read more

Trump’s Travel Ban: Blocked travellers to reapply (NBCNews)  

Travelers who were barred from entering the United States during the less than 24 hours that President Donald Trump’s first executive order on immigration was in effect can reapply for visas under a court settlement filed Thursday.

The settlement — which was agreed to over a conference call Tuesday and filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York — addresses the predicaments of an undisclosed number of travellers… Read more

Remembering the time Bono and U2 ordered 10,000 pizzas onstage in Detroit (USAToday)

It’s been 25 years since U2 cooked up one of the quirkier episodes in band history and left Detroit fans with an enduring tale: the night Bono ordered 10,000 pizzas for the crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

For a quarter century, there’s been little visual evidence of the scene, which unfolded on March 27, 1992, during the Zoo TV Tour. Now you can watch it play out in this Mike Thompson-illustrated video narrated by Dave Williamson, one of the pizza delivery drivers that night. Read more

Even born-and-bred Upper East Siders were obsessed with ‘Gossip Girl’ (NYPost)

“Hey, Upper East Siders … ”

So began all 121 episodes of “Gossip Girl” — with a mischievous greeting from anonymous blogger Gossip Girl herself.

For most viewers, it was a tantalizing invitation: Their rare chance to join the exclusive group of Manhattan residents who live north of 59th Street. Well, for 42 minutes at least. Read more

Firefighter who tried to save Princess Diana’s life gives his first-ever interview (People)

Two decades after Princess Diana‘s tragic death on August 31, 1997, shocked the world, the firefighter who worked to save her life is speaking out publicly for the first time.

In a new interview with The Sun, Xavier Gourmelon opens up about the night Diana died, and even shared what she said to him in the moments before her death. Read more

World Cup Qualifiers: We are prepared to defeat Nigeria – Cameroon Coach (PremiumTimes)

The Coach of the Cameroon national football team, Hugo Broos, is talking tough ahead of the World Cup qualifying matches against Nigeria.

While speaking with journalists on arrival in Uyo on Thursday, the Belgian coach said the Lions are in for business against the Super Eagles and they will be hunting for at least four points in the double header against Nigeria. Read more

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool star scores wondergoal for Brazil amid Barcelona links (Express)

Coutinho hasn’t featured for Liverpool in any of their opening matches of the new season but he was deemed fit enough to feature for Brazil in their World Cup qualifier against Ecuador.

Coutinho wasn’t named in the starting line-up, along with fellow Liverpool star Roberto Firming.

But the Barcelona target came on midway through the second half and made an almost immediate impact. Read more

Carl Ikeme makes deadline day joke about medical (DailyMail)

Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme found the time to make a joke on deadline day amid his battle with acute leukaemia.

The 31-year-old started treatment last month after being diagnosed with the disease during pre-season training. Read more

Knox declares it would be a ‘disgrace’ if he failed to qualify for Chicago (GolfByTourmiss)

Russell Knox bluntly confessed it would be a ‘disgrace’ if he did not perform week this week in Boston and qualify for next fortnight’s penultimate FedEx Cup event in Chicago.

Knox is contesting the $US 8.75m event at TPC Boston for a fourth straight year having finished T26th in 2014, T12th in 2015 and share 15thlast year. Read more

US Open 2017: Russia’s Andrey Rublev goes for Grand Slam breakthrough (FirstPost)

Russian teen Andrey Rublev spent years beating his head on the walls of success before finding the door this year and smashing it down on Thursday at the US Open.

The 19-year-old from Moscow advanced to a Grand Slam third round for the first time by shocking Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5, 7-6 (7/3), 6-3. Read more

Young American almost knocks off No 1 Karolina Pliskova (NYPost)

Far more seats were empty than occupied when the second-round match between No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova and 127th-ranked Nicole Gibbs commenced in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Maybe fans were anticipating a blowout, a Thursday afternoon snoozer.

Perhaps they had looked at the previous time the two competitors met, at the 2015 Apia International Sydney in Australia, when Pliskova won in straight sets without dropping a game. Read more

Ronaldo overtakes Pele on the all-time international goal scoring list (FoxSports)

Cristiano Ronaldo now moves up to 5th in all-time international goal scoring list after his hat-trick against Faroe Islands. Read more

Transfer deadline day: Ross Barkley rejects Chelsea, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Liverpool and other deals (FirstPost)

Ross Barkley became the latest player to reject a move to Premier League champions Chelsea, pulling out of a deal at the end of a summer transfer window in which English clubs spent more than £1.3 billion ($1.7 billion).

Chelsea did manage to sign midfielder Danny Drinkwater from 2016 champions Leicester for a reported £35 million ($45 million) and defender Davide Zappacosta from Italian club Torino on Thursday. Read more

Danny Drinkwater completes Chelsea move (Sportsmole)

Danny Drinkwater has completed a move from Leicester City to Chelsea on a five-year deal.

The Blues were forced to apply for a 1am extension to get the paperwork done on deadline day as the transfer came down to the wire, but now the deal has gone through for an estimated fee of around £35m. Read more

Federer survives scare to beat Youzhny for 17th time at US Open (Xinhuanet)

Swiss mogul Roger Federer needed a second successive five-setter to reach the US Open third round on Thursday as he toiled for a 6-1, 6-7(3), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over fellow veteran Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in three hours.

It was the Australian Open and Wimbledon champion’s 17th win in 17 matches against Youzhny in a rivalry stretching back to 2000. Read more

Rossi breaks leg in motocross crash (FoxSportsAsia)

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi suffered a double leg fracture on Thursday in a motocross training accident in Italy.

The seven-time MotoGP champion broke both the tibia and fibula in his right leg, according to reports. Read more

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