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‘Liverpool have more leaders with Van Dijk out’ – Carragher salutes collective spirit in injury crisis
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‘Liverpool have more leaders with Van Dijk out’ – Carragher salutes collective spirit in injury crisis

The Reds have seen a number of players ruled out of their plans, but a club legend has seen “three or four” stepping up to counter those absences Liverpool have “more leadership” in the ranks now that Virgil van Dijk is stuck on the sidelines, says Jamie Carragher, with “three or four” players stepping up to counter the absence of injured stars. The Reds have seen their squad ravaged by fitness problems over recent weeks and Jurgen Klopp has found himself down to the bare bones in defence, with Van Dijk being joined in the treatment room by Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Things have not been much better further up the field, with Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Thiago Alcantara recovering from knocks while Mohamed Salah tested positive for Covid-19.
Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle
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Tinubu May Lose Control Of APC In New Leadership Struggle

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the APC had on June 25, 2020, dissolved its National Working Committee (NWC) where Tinubu and his associ­ates had a clear majority. They lost the battle as the management of the party structure is now in the hands of a caretaker committee and state governors who are bat­tling to reassert their control over the party’s machinery. Although the general view is that Tinubu will run for the presidency in 2023, but he has not announced any such inten­tions. Sources said the former Lagos State governor now ex­periences serious rivals in the party. The divisions in the party are said to be led by the camps of Nasir el Rufai, governor of Kaduna State and Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Trans­port on one side; and deposed chairman of the APC, Ada...
Looting: ‘You Know It’s Really Bad When A Human Being Steals A Toilet’ – Donald Duke
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Looting: ‘You Know It’s Really Bad When A Human Being Steals A Toilet’ – Donald Duke

A former Governor of Cross River, Mr. Donald Duke, has said that Nigerian youths have been neglected and left with no hopes due to wrong leadership in the country. Duke, who spoke with newsmen on Sunday while reacting to the destruction of properties on Friday and Saturday in Calabar by some hoodlums, said the act was not normal. He said that the youths feel abandoned and depressed with no leaders to assure them that tomorrow will be better than today, hence they took laws into their hands by destroying private and government properties. He said that from the videos and pictures he saw on the looting in Calabar, it showed that the youths felt neglected and abandoned by leaders, leaving their future in their hands with nothing put in place for them. “We often want to blame t...
Okonjo-Iweala Vs Yoo Myung-Hee: WTO Leadership Down To The Final 2 Candidates
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Okonjo-Iweala Vs Yoo Myung-Hee: WTO Leadership Down To The Final 2 Candidates

World Trade Organization members selected two final candidates -- Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee -- to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body, according to people familiar with the matter. By advancing two women to the final round of the selection process, the WTO will likely have the first female director general in its 25-year history. Okonjo-Iweala served two stints as Nigeria’s finance minister and one term as foreign affairs minister. She has experience working at international international governance bodies as a former managing director of the World Bank and as a chairman at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. Yoo is South Korea’s trade minister. During her 25-year career in government, ...
Magu: Crack Teams from DSS and Police go after Unknown Persons who Burgled NFIU office
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Magu: Crack Teams from DSS and Police go after Unknown Persons who Burgled NFIU office

Crack teams from the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) of the Nigeria Police have begun a manhunt for those behind the recent burgling of the office of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) located at No. 12, Ibrahim Taiwo Street, Aso Villa.   The leadership of the NFIU had appeared before the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential panel investigating the suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on July 9 and they asked to provide the transaction history of a Kaduna-based bureau de change (BDC) that was allegedly linked to Magu. The BDC recently transacted businesses worth over N500 billion in different currencies — N336 billion, $435 million, and €14 million.  ...
No Leadership Vacuum In APC – Lanre Issa-onilu
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No Leadership Vacuum In APC – Lanre Issa-onilu

The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to an Exparte Order allegedly granted in favor of Victor Giadom per MOTION NO: FCT/HC/M/6447/2020. We wish to inform the general public that none of the four defendants named on the said process were served with the Originating Processes in the Suit and as a result the Party became aware of the existence of such an Order on June 17, 2020 through its circulation on social media. A cursory look at the said Order will reveal that it was granted on March 16, 2020 to fill a purportedly vacant office of National Chairman ahead of a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which turned out to have been convened in contravention of the APC Constitution. To begin with, Justice Liman of the Federal High Court had on M...
The Whole Country will be Minneapolis if Democrats Win the Election – Donald Trump says
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The Whole Country will be Minneapolis if Democrats Win the Election – Donald Trump says

US President, Donald Trump has said the country will have a dim future if he loses the 2020 presidential election and Joe Biden is elected. According to Trump, the US will be like Minneapolis if he loses and will go in 'a recession like never seen.'   Minneapolis was the site of the death of George Floyd, a black man, who was killed by a white police officer on Memorial Day, setting off weeks of looting and rioting in the city and  'Black Lives Matter' protests around the country. Trump speaking in a Father's Day-themed interview with his son, Donald Trump Jr. that aired on Friday, he said; 'The whole country will be Minneapolis,' 'I feel like if the Democrats get in, we are literally going to end up in a recession/depression the likes of which you've n...
Court Extends Order for Giadom to act as APC Chairman
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Court Extends Order for Giadom to act as APC Chairman

The crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) has gotten messier, as a Federal High Court in Abuja has extended an earlier order directing Victor Giadom to act as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the next two weeks following the suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole from office. Extension of the order came after Mr Giadom took over the leadership of the party and also dismissed the party’s announcement of former Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi as acting chairman. Justice Samiru Umar Bature who gave the order on June 16, said Giadom can act as APC’s National Chairman unhindered “unless otherwise decided by the National Executive Committee of the 4th defendant (APC).” The motion marked FCT/HC/M/6447/2020 read in part; “Up...
COVID-19: Ogun asks Business Owners to pay N95,000 for Premises Decontamination
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COVID-19: Ogun asks Business Owners to pay N95,000 for Premises Decontamination

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> The Ogun State Ministry of Environment, under the leadership of its Commissioner, Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, has asked business owners to pay N95,000 in order to disinfect their premises against the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. This was contained in a letter the Ministry of Environment sent to some organisations in the State. In a copy of the letter sighted by DAILY POST, the ministry said the disinfection became necessary to achieve a well sanitized environment for healthy living. The letter reads inter alia: “While the state government ...
Femi Adesina Lacks Respect for Elders – Arewa Youths Blast Buhari’s aide for attacking Ango Abdullahi
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Femi Adesina Lacks Respect for Elders – Arewa Youths Blast Buhari’s aide for attacking Ango Abdullahi

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina over his comment against the Northern Elders’ Forum. AYCF called on Adesina to stop what it termed insults and unguarded words against NEF’s convener, Prof. Ango Abdullahi. Recall that Abdullahi had accused Buhari of failing in his responsibility of protecting people of the North, following several attacks by bandits and insurgents. The NEF convener had cried out that the North was at the mercy of criminals who are constantly terrorizing them. Responding, Adesina described NEF as mere irritant and featherweight. The presidential spokesman said NEF lacked good leaders However, AYCF berated Adesina for attacking NEF’s leadership, stressing that Buhari’s ...
You Have Failed us- Northern elders tell President Buhari while Lamenting the High Rate of Insecurity in the North
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You Have Failed us- Northern elders tell President Buhari while Lamenting the High Rate of Insecurity in the North

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has issued a statement criticizing Buhari for failing to tackle insecurity in Northern Nigeria. In a statement released on Sunday, Ango Abdullahi, convener of the forum, said the issue of insecurity in the north is getting worse by the day. He added that the constant attacks by bandits and Boko Haram insurgents are indications that the Buhari administration "has failed woefully" in keeping citizens safe. The statement reads: "Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is alarmed at the rising insecurity of communities and their properties in the North. Recent escalation of attacks by bandits, rustlers and insurgents leave the only conclusion that the people of the North are now completely at the mercy of armed gangs who roam towns and villages at will, wreakin...
Clergy Forum Seek End to Killings in Taraba
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Clergy Forum Seek End to Killings in Taraba

The Forum of Clergy of Tiv Extraction in Taraba State on Sunday condemned the lingering crisis between Jukun and Tiv in the state and called for urgent steps to end the killings. The clergymen who rose from a meeting held at Mutum-Biyu in Gassol Local Government Area expressed concern over the prolonged nature of the crisis and killings, describing it as evil in the sight of God. In a communique signed by Rev. Fr. Simon Akuraga and Pastor James Unongo, the group lamented the spread of the crisis without control, resulting to killing of dozens and rendering thousands homeless in southern and central zones of the state. Part of the communiqué reads; “the spread of hate speeches and blackmail sometimes orchestrated by some organs and functionaries ...
June 12: Nigeria Must be Restructured to Federating Units – Gani Adams Explodes
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June 12: Nigeria Must be Restructured to Federating Units – Gani Adams Explodes

To free Nigerians from “bondage”, Nigeria must be restructured into federating units. This is according to the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Thursday in commemoration of the June 12, 1993, anniversary. He expressed joy that part of the dreams of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), has been realized with the official naming of June 12 as the Democracy Day. Adams, however, regretted that despite the sacrifices of the activists and pro-democracy groups, democracy is yet to take its root in Nigeria. He stated that Nigeria can only get it right with true federalism, pointing out that the only way out of the political logjam is to let the federating states develop at their own pace. Adams noted that when federating units are ...
Insecurity: President Buhari has Failed Nigerians – Arewa group
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Insecurity: President Buhari has Failed Nigerians – Arewa group

The Northern Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, has expressed concern over the incessant killings in the country calling on the leadership to rise to the occasion to save lives and property. The Arewa group noted that it was unfortunate that those saddled with the responsibility of protecting citizens’ lives and properties no longer do so. The President of the group, Isah Abubakar, in a statement, explained that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has witnessed the killings of thousands of Nigerians more than any other government in the history of the country. The statement alleged that “The government of President Mohammed Buhari has witnessed the killings of thousands of Nigerians more than any other government in the history of this country, this categorically mea...
Elderly man, 75, Bleeds from the Head after he was Pushed by Cops During a Protest in New York
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Elderly man, 75, Bleeds from the Head after he was Pushed by Cops During a Protest in New York

An elderly man, 75, hit his head on the floor and started bleeding after cops shoved him during a protest in New York. The incident happened on Thursday, June 4, following protests in Buffalo, New York, and the incident was captured on video. In the video shared online, the 75-year-old man is seen falling backwards and hitting his head on the steps of Buffalo City Hall after he was pushed by police. Initially, it was claimed that he stumbled and fell but the video told a different story and two police officers involved have been suspended without pay. After the man fell, one of the officers tried to go back and help him but the other stopped him. Spectators can be heard screaming that the man is bleeding but the officers concentrated on physically assaulting another man...
Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29
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Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29

“I have never supported Buhari. I have been against him because I felt he was not competent to handle the job and I have been proved right.” Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, PUNCH, May 21, 2020, back page. On May 29, 1984, 1985, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020, Buhari was the Nigerian Head of State. When he leaves office on May 29, 2023, he would have led us on that date in the calendar more than any other leader except former President Obasanjo. As he clocked the eighth May 29 as the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Nigeria Incorporated, with only three more to go, Nigerians and Buhari himself should be asking questions about the legacy he would leave for posterity. Right now, there is nothing positive to report. “Even God cannot change the past.” Agathon, Greek playwright, c400BC. ...
National Assembly PASAN writes Lawan, Gbajabiamila on condition of service
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National Assembly PASAN writes Lawan, Gbajabiamila on condition of service

Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, (PASAN), National Assembly chapter has written to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, appealing to them to wade into a brewing crisis occasioned by an alleged plot to stop the implementation of the revised condition of service for members. The group said that the revised condition of service of the National Assembly which came into full implementation in May 2019 has become a subject of controversy as some very senior personnel were said to be working hard behind the scenes to scuttle the new deal. But in a letter endorsed by nine executive members of PASAN to the National Assembly leadership, the Chapter dissociated itself from what it called an “ugly trend” that was threate...
Work Closely with the Presidential Task Force to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic- President Buhari Tells States Governors
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Work Closely with the Presidential Task Force to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic- President Buhari Tells States Governors

President Buhari today had a virtual meeting with members of the Nigerian Governors Forum where he appealed to all state governors to work closely with the Presidential Task Force to bring an end to the Coronavirus pandemic in the nation.   A statement released by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, says the President informed the governors that the PTF had briefed him on the next steps to take in the national response to the pandemic and that he has directed them to work very closely with the Governors to fulfill them. During the meeting, President Buhari said the pandemic was “beyond technology, power, and resources,” noting that countries that had all those, were recording highest casualties round the world. “We have to be very...
Coronavirus: MURIC Cautions Mosques against Reopening
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Coronavirus: MURIC Cautions Mosques against Reopening

Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has cautioned Islamic authorities in Nigeria against the reopening of mosques, amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The advice was contained in a statement issued by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, on Monday, 18th May, 2020. A few states in the country, including Borno and Gombe, have relaxed the ban on religious gatherings, granting permission to mosques and churches to reopen, though with strict guidelines on physical distancing and maintaining proper hygiene. However, Akintola said such steps have to be taken with caution. He said; “There are reports that some state governments have given the green light for the opening of mosques. This may not be wise enough.” “We must be on the...
Maguire is a top player and he deserved Man Utd captaincy- Robson
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Maguire is a top player and he deserved Man Utd captaincy- Robson

The Red Devils legend thinks Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a "good decision' by handing the England defender leadership duties earlier this season Harry Maguire fully "deserved" to be named Manchester United's new permanent captain in January, according to Bryan Robson, who has described the club's record signing as a "top player". United forked out £80 million to lure Maguire to Old Trafford last summer after months of speculation, making him the world's most expensive defender in the process. The 27-year-old has been the first name on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team sheet ever since, racking up 42 appearances across all competitions while also contributing two goals and three assists.
Contributory Pensioners Lament Hardship In Osun State
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Contributory Pensioners Lament Hardship In Osun State

Another set of pensioners, Forum of Contributory Pensioners in Osun state, have lamented hunger and untold hardships occasioned by the refusal of the state government to release their retirement benefits. The pensioners comprise of Secondary schools teaching and non teaching of July 2016,The Pensioners expressed displeasure over the refusal of the state government to pay their retirement benefits after their years of services. According to the pensioners, the Contributory Pensioners that are being deprived of their retirement benefits are now terribly suffering from unimaginable degrees and dimensions of abject poverty. “Our prayers and humble appeals are that, the state government of Osun under the benevolent leadership of the Governor, should graciously put sufficient funds into...
NCDC lauds Wike for his committed response to COVID-19
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NCDC lauds Wike for his committed response to COVID-19

Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) , Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for his firm and personal leadership to check the spread of coronavirus in Rivers State. Speaking during a meeting between Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and officials of Nigeria Center for Diseases Control (NCDC) at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said that Rivers State is important in the fight to stop the spread of the virus. He said: “This is a working visit. I want to thank you for your firm, strong, committed and personally led response to COVID-19 in Rivers State. “Rivers is one of the most important gate-ways into the country. One of the most important economies in the country. So...
Boko Haram Leadership Crisis Stalling Negotiation For Chibok Girls’ Release – PMB
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Boko Haram Leadership Crisis Stalling Negotiation For Chibok Girls’ Release – PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari says an ongoing crisis within the Boko Haram leadership, which has led to factions and breakaway groups, brought a number of unforeseen challenges to the process of negotiating with the terrorists for Chibok schoolgirls’ release. Buhari, in a statement yesterday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said: extended his good wishes to the people of Chibok as they held prayers and thanksgiving services to mark the sixth anniversary of the kidnapping of their daughters by the insurgents. The president said the current COVID-19 pandemic, with restrictions on movement, made it impossible for any government delegation to be with them during the event. He said: “The armed forces of the country who are on general operations in the entire region continue in their hop...
FG Proposes Review Of Oil Benchmark To $30pb
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FG Proposes Review Of Oil Benchmark To $30pb

In a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday, Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, explained that prior to the COVID-19 and oil price decline, the Nigerian economy was already fragile and vulnerable. She added that the impact of the pandemic put increasing pressure on the Naira and foreign reserves as the crude oil sales receipts declined and the country’s micro-economic outlook worsened. Ahmed disclosed that the Federal Government has undertaken cuts to revenue-related expenditures for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for several projects included in the 2020 Appropriation Act passed by the National Assembly in December, 2019. “Prior to COVID-19 and Oil price decline, the Nigerian economy was already fragile and vulnerable.” She also t...
After N200m donation, Dangote rallies OPS against COVID-19
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After N200m donation, Dangote rallies OPS against COVID-19

Aliko Dangote and Herbert Wigwe are spearheading a coalition of Organised Private Sector, OPS, to support the Federal Government’s ongoing efforts to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) menace sweeping across the country. This gesture is in addition to the N200 million earlier pledged by the Aliko Dangote Foundation, ADF, to help curb its spread. The initiative, which is called Coalition Against Coronavirus, COCAVID, will involve the erection of fully-equipped medical tents to house patients and serve as training, testing, isolation and treatment centres, with an additional facility also provided in Victoria Island, Lagos. The COCAVID, led by Dangote Industries Limited and Access Bank Group in collaboration with Zenith Bank, GTBank, MTN, ITB and others, is tasked with the responsibi...
Coronavirus: State House coverage restricted to 13 media houses by Presidency
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Coronavirus: State House coverage restricted to 13 media houses by Presidency

Coverageof the state house has been restricted to only 13 media houses as confirmed in a statement released by the Director of Information at the State House, Mr Attah Esa. The Presidency maintained that it scaled down the number of media house covering meetings at the villa in compliance with the “social distancing” rule and ban on public gathering of more than 50 people. The order which came after top Presidential officials tested positive for coronavirus, will be effected until further notice. 13 media houses granted access to the villa are; Deutsche Welle, NTA, Channels TV, TVC, FRCN, VON, NAN, The Sun, ThisDay, Leadership, Daily Trust, The Guardian and Vanguard. It is speculated that the new directive might lead to gradual shutting down of the state house except for es...
President Buhari Speaks on the Coronavirus Pandemic
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President Buhari Speaks on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, has shared a video of President Buhari speaking on the Coronavirus pandemic. Recall that Nigerians have called on the President to have a broadcast to update Nigerians on the measures his administration is taking to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria. Well, a video of the President speaking about the pandemic when he addressed the leadership of the National Hajj Commission on March 21st, has been released. Watch the video and see reactions from Nigerians below
How to Report Church and Social Gatherings Above 50 People
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How to Report Church and Social Gatherings Above 50 People

If you are wondering how you can report social and church gatherings above 50 people in Lagos, then you can call these numbers provided below. The Lagos state government had on Saturday advised that there should be no gathering beyond 50 people across the state, especially on Sundays when churches hold their services. Reports on social media show that many churches across the state went contrary to this order and officers of the Nigeria Police Force have been spotted in some areas dispersing the crowd in the churches. A check however revealed that many of the top churches in the state opted for online services. For instance, the House On The Rock Churches informed members to watch out for the commencement of online services starting from today. A statement signed by th...
PDP Slams President Buhari for not Visiting Victims of Abule Ado Explosion
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PDP Slams President Buhari for not Visiting Victims of Abule Ado Explosion

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as 'embarassing' President Buhari’s attitude to the Abule-Ado explosion in Lagos State. In a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday morning, the PDP condemned President Buhari for not going to Lagos to sympathise with the victims of the incident. The party said it is ''strange that a leader could remain distant and not deem it fit to personally identify with the victims through a visit, but prefer to wait in the comfort of Aso Presidential Villa to be presented with photographs of the ugly incident.'' Read the statement below The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to end his embarrassing lethargic approach to governance and the welfare of Nigerians, and immediate...
Osho-Virus Behind APC Crisis – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu Replies Tinubu
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Osho-Virus Behind APC Crisis – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu Replies Tinubu

The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has blamed suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole over the crisis rocking the party. Okechukwu who had a face-off with Oshiomhole prior to the 2019 election, served the response after APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu who declared support for the embattled APC Chairman accused his colleagues with aspirations ahead of the 2023 elections of fueling the crisis. Recalling how APC delegates unanimously and consensually elected the former Edo State Governor as the Chairman of the party two years ago, the VON DG stated that it is quite sad that Adams Oshiomhole is now a bull in a China Shop. Okechukwu said; “As passionate and loyal members of the APC at the grassroots level, the...
How I Married The Wrong Man At Right Time – Actress, Monalisa Chinda Opens Up
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How I Married The Wrong Man At Right Time – Actress, Monalisa Chinda Opens Up

Beautiful and talented actress, Monalisa Chinda has been dominating the movie scene ever since her debut in Pregnant Virgin.  Having experienced a bad marriage to a label owner, she bounced back and now enjoying her second marriage to Victor Tonye Coker. In this interview, the mother of one shares her marital regrets and joy of her new position as the PRO of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN). Enjoy it. You have just been appointed the PRO of Actors Guild of Nigeria; can you tell us more about this? Basically, I am the director of communication (national), which means I have to foresee everything that has to do with publicity, packaging the guild, making sure that nobody is stepping out of order. Our guild has rules and regulations, so I am to make sure that members do not break the...
Man Utd Midfielder, Fernandes Compared to Eric Cantona
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Man Utd Midfielder, Fernandes Compared to Eric Cantona

Former England defender, Stuart Pearce, has compared Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, to the Red Devils legend, Eric Cantona. Fernandes has been impressive for Man United since he joined the Old Trafford club last January from Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese international has scored three goals and provided four assists for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so far this season. But Pearce believes Fernandes has the leadership qualities of Cantona, who helped United win four Premier League titles within five seasons after joining the club in 1992. “I was lucky to be there at Fernandes’ first game,” Pearce told talkSPORT. “He’s got forms of leadership about Cantona, and you can see that. “He was cajoling other players around him, even in his first game at the clu...
Fayemi Visits Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi After ‘Warning’ Letter
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Fayemi Visits Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi After ‘Warning’ Letter

Dr Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, on Sunday paid a visit to Lamidi Adeyemi, alaafin of Oyo. Furthermore, he visited the traditional ruler days after the letter Adeyemi wrote to him went viral. Also in the letter ,the monarch had asked Fayemi to be very careful in the manner he handles the leadership crisis rocking the state traditional council. Spent Sunday afternoon with Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye and had very fruitful discussions. JKF
ASUU to Federal Government: “Declare State of Emergency on Education”
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ASUU to Federal Government: “Declare State of Emergency on Education”

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Kano zone, has called on the Federal Government to declare a five-year state of emergency in the education sector by allocating 26 percent of the Federal and state governments budget to education. The ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Prof Mahmoud Lawan made the call in a press conference in Kano. He said the zone firmly believe that the measures would go a long way in tackling some of the challenges bedeviling the education sector in the country. Lawan urged the Federal Government to accept the ASUU ongoing innovation of a more robust system of human resource management and compensation, called the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS). On the situation at Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil, the zonal...
Female Prisoners Beg for Sexual Intimacy in Kenya
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Female Prisoners Beg for Sexual Intimacy in Kenya

Some inmates of Mtangani GK Prison in Malindi, Kilifi County of Kenya have begged the country's government to institute new laws that will allow them enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting spouses. Speaking on behalf of other inmates, Sofia Swaleh who is serving a life sentence said the time allocated to their visiting spouses and relatives is brief and does not allow for sexual intimacy. She said; “The Government, through the leadership of Kenyan prisons, should introduce a law that allows women serving lengthy jail terms enjoy sexual intimacy with their visiting husbands." Mtangani GK Prison senior administrator, Purity Nkatha Muthaura who also spoke to K24 Digital, said it would be impossible to allow the female inmates or even the male inmates enjoy conjugal rights e...
Coronavirus Kills 180 Soldiers’ in North Korea as Diplomats Flee Country
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Coronavirus Kills 180 Soldiers’ in North Korea as Diplomats Flee Country

According to new reports, almost 200 North Korean soldiers have been killed by coronavirus forcing diplomats to leave the Asian hermit nation as the virus takes a grip round the world. Even though North Korea has not publicly acknowledged or recorded a single case of coronavirus since it surfaced, a new report has emerged stating that N.Korea has been hiding it's death toll caused by Coronavirus as neighboring South Korea confirmed that with it's 7000 cases, it is the second most infected nation in the world.                According to the Daily NK, the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus has killed 180 soldiers, while more than 3,700 have been quarantined and this information was revealed in a document sent by army medics to North Korea's military chiefs.. According to the Daily NK r...
Police Arrest Inspector for allegedly Killing Civilian in Edo
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Police Arrest Inspector for allegedly Killing Civilian in Edo

The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday said it has arrested a police inspector, who allegedly shot a civilian, Richard Odia (pictured) to death in Benin in February. Spokesman of the command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, who disclosed this in a statement, said the state Commissioner of Police, Lawan Jimeta, had directed an immediate orderly room trial of the inspector. He explained that the police inspector was serving in Delta Command where he was attached to the Department of Operations and was on special duty to 301 Construction Company, Asaba. The command’s spokesman said the policeman was on escort duty from Asaba to Benin when he shot and killed the deceased on Feb. 11 at about 7:00 p.m. The police personnel, shot and seriously wounded the deceased with an AK-47 rifle a...
Governor El-Rufai Apologizes Over his Government’s Failure to Protect Residents of Kaduna State
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Governor El-Rufai Apologizes Over his Government’s Failure to Protect Residents of Kaduna State

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has apologized to residents of Kaduna state over the failure of his government to protect lives and properties, hours after an attack by gunmen reportedly led to the deaths of 50 villagers at Igabi and Giwa local government areas of the state. The Kaduna State Governor who visited the scene of the attacks, stated that the responsibility of protecting residents of the state rests squarely on his shoulders and that of his colleagues, hence his apology. El-Rufai said;   “As those that have been placed in a position of leadership, the responsibility for protecting these people rests squarely on my shoulders and those of my colleagues. I also came to apologise for my failure to fully protect them. “We are doing the best we can and we are hoping th...
Seyyed Mirmohammadi, Adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Dies From Coronavirus
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Seyyed Mirmohammadi, Adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Dies From Coronavirus

71 year old Seyyed Mohammad Mirmohammadi, an adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has died after contracting the deadly Coronavirus. Seyyed, a member of Iran's Expediency died at a Tehran hospital Monday morning, according to Iranian state radio and is the first top memeber of Iran's government to succumb to the illness which is affecting members of the Islamic Republic’s leadership. There are now 89,248 cases of Coronavirus worldwide with 3058 deaths recorded.   May his soul rest in peace.
Nigerian May Disintegrate Due to Buhari Administration’s Impunity – Obasanjo
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Nigerian May Disintegrate Due to Buhari Administration’s Impunity – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed fear of Nigeria disintegrating under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Obasanjo who disclosed this at Frederick Fasehun 1st Memorial Lecture on Saturday February 29, stated that there is still a window of opportunity to stop a "possible and indeed likely agitation for self-determination that will be violent, destructive and all-empowering." The former President who also took a swipe at those beating "drums of war and domination", recalled how they planned to suppress the Biafran rebellion within three months. He disclosed that they nearly lost the Biafran war which took thirty months, as he insisted that Nigeria may not survive another civil war. Obasanjo said; "Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians on the basis of fre...
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Trump Files libel Lawsuit Against The New York Times over ‘False and Defamatory Statements’ on Russia

US President, Donald Trump's 2020 campaign has filed a libel lawsuit against The New York Times alleging the newspaper "knowingly published false and defamatory statements" connecting Trump to Russia in a March 2019 opinion piece, taking his war with the media to different heights. Opinion pieces by The New York Times are published in The Times' opinion section, which is separate from the organization's newsroom and has a different leadership and control. The March 2019 piece at the center of the defamation lawsuit was written by Max Frankel, a former executive editor of The Times, and was titled "The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo." In the opinion piece, Frankel wrote "there was no need for detailed electoral collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin's oligarchy...
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Prominent Activist Arrested for Criticizing President Xi’s Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak in China

A prominent Chinese activist who criticized President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus epidemic while in hiding has been arrested, a rights group said Tuesday. Xu Zhiyong, an anti-corruption activist was arrested on Saturday after being on the run since December, according to Amnesty International. Another source, who spoke to AFP on the condition of anonymity, said Xu had been arrested in the southern city of Guangzhou. On February 4, Xu released an article calling on Xi to step down and criticised his leadership across a range of issues including the US-China trade war, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests and the coronavirus epidemic, which has now killed nearly 1,900 people. 'Medical supplies are tight, hospitals are filled with patients, and a large number of inf...
Kannyood Ban Actress Decides Not to Ban Maryam Booth Over Her Leaked Nude Video
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Kannyood Ban Actress Decides Not to Ban Maryam Booth Over Her Leaked Nude Video

According to NewTelegraph, the leadership of the Northern section of the Nigerian movie industry also known as Kannywood says it won’t ban one of its members, Maryam Booth, over her leaked nude video. This resolution was made on Monday, February 10, 2020, by the chairman of Kannywood Guild of Artistes, Alhassan Kwalle. According to him, unlike what happened in the past involving another actress, Maryam Iyana, that led to her ban from the industry, Booth’s case was different as it was deliberately meant to blackmail her. “What happened to this girl everyone knows that the video was mischievously taken to blackmail her, not that she was doing a film or sort. She tried to take action about it immediately but the guy that did it acted as if he had deleted the video and for over th...
Apostle Suleman reacts to Manchester City Champions League ban
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Apostle Suleman reacts to Manchester City Champions League ban

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministeries has reacted to Champions League ban on Manchester City. City were handed a two-year ban by UEFA from all European competitions on Friday. The Premier League champions were found guilty of “overstating its sponsorship revenue in its accounts” and failing “to cooperate in the investigation” and fined €30million. This means they will now be excluded from competing in the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 seasons Reacting, Apostle Suleman expresses shock about the decision of UEFA leadership. The outspoken cleric, however, urged fans to be calm, adding that the decision will be appealed. Suleman on his Twitter page wrote: “But this UEFA leadership can do anything oh. How can you ban a whole Manchester...
Suspected Boko Haram Members Attack Maiduguri Hours after President Buhari’s Visit
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Suspected Boko Haram Members Attack Maiduguri Hours after President Buhari’s Visit

Suspected Boko Haram members have struck Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state just few hours after President Buhari paid a condolence visit to the governor of the state. According to reports, the sect members came around 7:05pm after the Muslim prayer time to Jiddari Polo general area of Maiduguri Metropolis, shooting sporadically as residents scampered for safety. “We are under serious attack right now. Boko Haram stormed the town hours after the president left'' a resident said. This afternoon, President Buhari paid a condolence visit to the government and people of the state following the gruesome muder of over 30 persons by the sect members on Sunday February 9th. Speaking at the palace of Abubakar Elkanemi, the Shehu of Borno, President Buhari pointed out that Boko Ha...
Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS
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Ben Murray-Bruce, Rita Dominic, 2Baba, Basketmouth, Others Celebrate Alex Okosi As He Bows Out Of ViacomCBS

Last night, friends of Alex Okosi, the outgoing Executive Vice President and Managing Director of VCN Africa and BET International celebrated him for his contributions to the Media and Entertainment Industry since he took up the mantle of leadership at Viacom Africa 15 years ago. From L-R; Bade Akintunde-Johnson, Country Manager for Nigeria at ViacomCBS Networks Africa, EVP and MD ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Alex Okosi,Co-GM, ViacomCBS Networks, Craig Paterson, and Co-GM ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Monde Twala. The party which was hosted by popular media personality, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru-Demuren and ace comedian Bovi, had in attendance captains of industries across different sectors including Founder Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce, Nduka Obaigbena, Rita Dominic, D'banj, Toolz, Ma...
Mbonu Meets US Ambassador to Nigeria in Washington
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Mbonu Meets US Ambassador to Nigeria in Washington

Executive Director of Nigerian-American Council (NAC), and Former Presidential Aspirant in 2019 election Dr. Okey Samuel Mbonu, yesterday met with the new US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, in Washington DC, to discuss matters concerning Nigeria’s security challenges. Mbonu in a statement at the Washington DC think-tank, Center for Security and International Studies (CSIS)”, event said, “the current government in Nigeria may have abdicated its duty to protect its citizens, especially Nigerian Christians, of which images of horrific murders, by Nigerian terrorists, are now at the center of the world attention”. “where the government fails to live up to its primary responsibility, of ensuring the safety and security of citizens, they may leave citizens with no option but to...
Sultan of Sokoto Faults Launch of New Security Outfit for the North Operation SheGe Ka Fasa
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Sultan of Sokoto Faults Launch of New Security Outfit for the North Operation SheGe Ka Fasa

The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has distanced himself from the newly created security outfit for the Northern region, Operation Shege Ka Fasa, adding that if the increasing number of orphans created by insurgency are not attended to, something worse than Boko Haram may emerge in Nigeria. Recall that on Wednesday February 5th, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs) unveiled the new security outfit. According to the spokesperson of the group, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the formation of the security outfit became neccessary following the spread of insurgency from the North-East region in 2008 to other parts of the Northern region. Shege Ka Fasa was established barely a month after governors of the South West inaugurated Amotekun, a security outfit meant to attend to the security ch...
No, I Won’t Inherit Anybody’s Enemy – Femi Adesina
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No, I Won’t Inherit Anybody’s Enemy – Femi Adesina

If Nigeria should die (which we don’t pray for), then hatred killed her. Done in by hateful hearts and lying tongues. People who hate others for no just cause, and they want to recruit you into the hatred binge. But I have news for them: I won’t inherit anybody’s enemy. Never! These people, filled with bile and malevolence, in the gall of bitterness and bondage of iniquity, are everywhere; worship houses, homes, offices, in the media (social media particularly), on talkshows, phone-in programs, the academia, anywhere and everywhere. They hate their country, its leadership, anything good, and I dare say, they even hate themselves. Last week, on this platform, I wrote on how the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) mixed bias with sympathy in its handling of the sad execution t...
Manchester United Unveil New £68m Signing, Bruno Fernandes
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Manchester United Unveil New £68m Signing, Bruno Fernandes

Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes has been unveiled by Manchester United on Thursday evening after he was signed from Sporting Lisbon in a £68m deal. Fernandes, Sporting Lisbon's former captain, has now put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal at Old Trafford with an option for a further year after passing a medical. Fernandes, who was at United's AON Training Complex said to Manutd.com: 'My love of Manchester United really started when I used to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play and ever since then I have been a big fan of this great club.        'For me to now play for Manchester United feels incredible, I have worked hard to get to this moment and I can promise the fans that I will give everything for the badge to help bring us more success and trophies. 'I...