‘Facebook’ love: Tales of social media savvy youths who have got their fingers burnt

Timileyin Akinkahunsi Beautiful and unassuming, Romoke Animashaun, a 21-year-old undergraduate of one of the universities in the South-West, met Samuel on Facebook. It started like a harmless friendship on social media but by the time Animashaun realised it was not, it had spiralled out of control. A couple of months after their meeting on the social platform, Samuel invited the young woman for dinner and she accepted. He had suggested a place where they would meet before going for dinner together. They agreed to meet at the National Theatre, Iganmu,…

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Intensify efforts on single currency, Buhari tells ECOWAS countries

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called on member countries of the Economic Community of West African States to intensify efforts at achieving the single currency programme by 2020. He said that the Federal Government was committed to providing a leadership role in assisting ECOWAS to achieve the single currency programme. He explained that Nigeria would continue to play the leadership role in moving the ECOWAS integration agenda forward. The President spoke at the West African Monetary Zone 2018 mid-year statutory meetings held in Abuja. The ECOWAS authority…

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Paul Manafort Agrees to Cooperate With Special Counsel; Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charges

The plea deal by President Trump’s former campaign chairman was a victory for Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Source: New York Times All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from 104.5 Love FM AbujaShare on: whatsapp

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EFCC operatives storms Standard Chartered Bank’s Lagos office

Eniola Akinkuotu and Feyisayo Popoola Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission visited the Lagos head office of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria on Friday. Reuters had earlier quoted sources as saying that the EFCC operatives attempted to arrest an unnamed executive of the bank but left shortly after the said executive barricaded herself in an office. A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Olasupo Shasore, tweeted that the EFCC operatives were at the bank to arrest the managing director, Bola Adesola. “Armed agents to arrest…

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Fake bank alert: Silent monster threatening Cashless Policy, spreading fear among business owners

Unrelenting in their ploy to defraud unsuspecting members of the public, scammers, through fake bank credit alerts, have brought sorrow to many business owners, casting a big shadow over the cashless policy drive of the government, writes Eric Dumo At only 23, Azeez Bakare, a serving corps member in Lagos, has perhaps experienced the sort of pain and agony even people twice his age would not pray to witness. A graduate of Babcock University, Ilisan, Ogun State, the last few weeks have been some of the toughest and in fact,…

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Inflation rises for first time in 18 months

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The National Bureau of Statistics on Friday released the Consumer Price Index, which measures inflation, with the rate rising from 11.14 per cent in July to 11.23 per cent in August. The bureau, in the report that was made available to our correspondent, stated that this was the first year-on-year rise in headline inflation following 18 consecutive declines in the inflation rate. The report stated, “The Consumer Price Index, which measures inflation, increased by 11.23 per cent (year-on-year) in August 2018. This is 0.09 per cent points…

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Paul Manafort Agrees to Cooperate With Special Counsel; Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charges – New York Times

New York Times Paul Manafort Agrees to Cooperate With Special Counsel; Pleads Guilty to Reduced ChargesNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Paul Manafort agreed on Friday to tell all he knows to the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as part of a plea deal that could shape the final stages of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The deal was a …'Bada bing bada boom': Paul Manafort's attempt to smear a jailed Ukrainian politicianWashington PostPaul Manafort joins the 'flippers,' making Trump's week way, way worseCNN'It's getting lonely on…

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Nursing mother, baby killed in Ogun crash

A Mitsubishi pick-up van on Friday knocked down a nursing mother backing a baby and holding another child at Odeda, on the Abeokuta-Ibadan Road, killing both the mother and baby. The spokesperson for Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the accident was caused by the speeding van with the number plate, LSR 604 XQ. He said, “The vehicle lost control due to speeding and rammed into the woman and her child, killing her and the baby on her back while the…

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Barca loan recruit Alcacer scores on Dortmund debut

Borussia Dortmund’s new loan recruit from Barcelona Paco Alcacer scored on his debut in Friday’s 3-1 defeat over Eintracht Frankfurt. The 24-year-old Spain striker came on as a second-half substitute to complete the win after goals from Abdou Diallo and Marius Wolf helped lifted Dortmund to the top of the Bundesliga on seven points. But their time at the summit may be short-lived as Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin are all just one point behind ahead of weekend games. Eintracht’s goal came in the 68th minute courtesy of a…

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Mourinho ‘in the dark’ over Raiola’s plans for Pogba

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed he is “in the dark” over Paul Pogba’s outspoken agent Mino Raiola’s intentions for the French World Cup winner. The United manager was forced to discuss his relationship with the club’s record signing once again after a week in which Pogba heightened the uncertainty over his future on international duty. READ ALSO: Why I decided to resign – Kemi Adeosun Pogba was routinely dropped by Mourinho last season, but, despite being an ever-present this campaign, has hinted his relationship with the United manager remains…

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