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ITF World Tennis J5 Tour: Marylove, Amadike emerge champions in Abuja



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Nigeria’s number one, Marylove Edwards and Nigeria-born Canadian, Chitanna Nwadike emerged champions in the second leg of the ITF World Tennis J5 Tour decided on Sunday at the National Tennis Complex of MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

Marylove seeded number one and 394 on the ITF list, thrashed Egypt’s Joody Elkady seeded number two and 994 on the ITF list, in two straight 6-1, 6-4 to win the girl’s singles title in front of home fans.

Nwadike, seeded tournament number eight and 1716 on the ITF ranking list, defeated unseeded Muktar Andu from Great Britain (who is 1955 on the ITF list), in two straight 6-3, 6-3 to lift the boys’ title in grand style.

It should be noted that Emmanuel Michael and Marylove were the boys and girls’ singles champions during the first leg of the tournament.

Meanwhile, the duo, Amadike Chetanna and Ekpenyong David, outlasted promising Gradin Harrison and Jimoh Franklin 6-4,6-1 to be crowned champions in the boy’s doubles event in grand style.

While the pair, Marylove and Romi Cohen, emerged champions in the girl’s doubles event after their 6-3,6-3 victory over the duo, Jody Elkady and Josephine Yakubu, on Saturday.

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Former Kano Commissioner arraigned for defamation, inciting disaffection against Ganduje



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From Desmond Mgboh, Kano

A former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in Kano State, Mauzu Magaji Dansarauniya, has been arraigned before a Senior Magistrate Court in the state.

The former Commissioner, who is an ardent critic of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano State Governor, was arrested on Thursday in Abuja after an interview session with a television station and flown to Kano.

Speaking on the development, spokesman of the Kano State Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said that the accused person failed to honour an invitation for questioning by the police.

He added that the police had invited him on the directive of a court adding that they were investigating him for charges of defamation of character, intentional insult, injurious falsehood and inciting disturbance.

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Saturday Sun gathered that week ago, a complaint was lodged against him by the state governor, Abddullahi Umar Ganduje.

A petition by the solicitors of the Governor, Adekunle Taiye Falola and dated January 10th was sent to the Presiding Magistrate , Magistrate Court N0 58, Honourablle Justice Aloma Mariam, Nomansland Kano.
The governor, through his solicitors, accused Mauzu Magaji Dansarauniya of criminal defamation of character, assault, intentional insult with the intent to provoke breach of peace as well as inciting disturbance and disaffection against him and the members of his family contrary to the provisions of Section 114, 264 and 399 of the Penal Code.

It could be recalled that the former Commissioner was sacked by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for allegedly celebrating the death of the former Chief of Staff to the President, the late Abba Kyari on his Facebook page.

He was later reappointed as the Executive Chairman State NNPC/ AKK Gas Pipeline Project and Gas Implementation Committee, but was sacked again by Governor Ganduje due to alleged incompetence.


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Vacant Stool: Royal families, kingmakers kick against EndSARS protester as long designate



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By Lukman Olabiyi

Royal families in Ikeja, Capital of Lagos state have kicked against the nomination of a 33-year-old Temitope Ibikunle as king designate for vacant stool of Olu of Ikeja.

Ibikunle, who is from Oshoja ruling house, was a youth representative on the now-defunct Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for victims of SARS related Abuses and other matters.

The stool of Olu of Ikeja had been vacant for nine years after the demise of Oba Rauf Matemi, Amore 1, who joined his ancestors in Oct. 2014.

Speaking at a news briefing held on Friday at Ikeja, leaders of some royal families and kingmakers in the kingdom, said that Prince Tajudeen Murtala, who had earlier been unveiled as king-elect remained the sole candidate for the throne.

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Oluwo of Ikeja Land, Chief Mureni Illo and Prince Jamiu Folami, who spoke on behalf of others, accused politicians in the area of blocking the progress of Ikeja land, by sabotaging their efforts at installing the king-elect.

They appealed to the state government to allow the will of the indigenes of Ikeja Kingdom to prevail, by giving approved to the installation of Prince Murtala as their new king.

Specifically, the Oluwo of Ikeja Land raised the alarm that his life was in danger, due to his stance on the issue.


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Kiddwaya shares how women put themselves under pressure to attract men



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Kiddwaya reveals women put themselves under pressure to attract men of their choice.

Kiddwaya, a reality TV star, has stated that women put themselves under pressure to attract men, and he has urged women to be comfortable with their natural selves.

On Thursday, during an unplanned Instagram live session with his long-time friend DJ Cuppy, the Big Brother Naija ex-housemate said this.

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Kidd said, “Let’s bring back being natural. It is okay to have short hair, short nails. It is okay not to wear heels when going out.”

He also stated that many women are under the impression that they must look stunning. He claims that, despite claiming to do it for themselves, they do it to attract the type of guy who enjoys such things.

Cuppy replied that she would prefer to be real. She also believes that sharing her real self in her relationship will keep it going in the good days and the bad days.

Motivating ladies, Kiddwaya said, “Girls, you have to power to control the narrative. If a lot of women decide to go natural, I think guys have no choice but to accept it.

I remember about ten years ago, it was slim girls that men liked. When the Kardashians came on the scene, men began to look for women with curves and slim waists. I want someone with a big heart, that is the only thing I need.”

Both Cuppy and Kidd noted that Nigerians need to be more real with one another, and support one another in trying times.

While Kidd said a lot of Nigerians love to create false impressions of themselves, Cuppy said Nigerians escape from the hardship and struggle using the vehicles of music, comedy, and entertainment.


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