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Buhari’s N66 Million Aso Rock Rent, N45 Million Sewerage Charges Raise Eyebrows
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Buhari’s N66 Million Aso Rock Rent, N45 Million Sewerage Charges Raise Eyebrows

The State House, which includes the offices of the president and vice president, has earmarked N66.6 million for the payment of Aso Rock rent and N45 million for sewerage charges. These reoccurring and unexplained expenditures have again been captured in the 2021 budget. Other expenses in the State House budget include over N116 million for vehicle tyres while N436 million was earmarked for the phased replacement of vehicles and spare parts. The sum of N67.9 million was budgeted for motor vehicle fuel. Despite making a provision for over N10 million for the "purchase of giant HD copiers for the library and archive", the State House would spend N46 million and N22 million for the printing of non-security and security documents respectively. The 2021 budget dubbed "Budget ...
Noah Harris, Harvard Elects Black Man As Student Body President For First Time In 3 Centuries
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Noah Harris, Harvard Elects Black Man As Student Body President For First Time In 3 Centuries

For it to come in a year of so many racial injustices with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and people who were taken from our communities, it makes it that much more of a statement,’ says Noah Harris. Harvard University has for the first time in the school’s three-century history elected a black man as the president of its student body. Noah Harris, 20, is a junior in Dunster House and is majoring in government studies. Mr Harris told CBS Boston that he does not shy away from his identity of being a Black man from Mississippi. “It was a historic election and for it to come in a year of so many racial injustices with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and people who were taken from our communities, it makes it that much more of a statement on the part ...
Those In Government Are The Real Hoodlums, Not Palliative Looters – Odumakin
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Those In Government Are The Real Hoodlums, Not Palliative Looters – Odumakin

Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests and other sundry issues. Excerpts: South-West governors, traditional rulers and Ministers met in Lagos state last week to proffer solution to the #EndSARS crisis last and Afenifere was not invited. What do you think was responsible for that? The thing is very clear. Like we said, the Kaduna meeting is an afterthought on our unity as a country. They had a sectional meeting of the North where you have all the key appointees of the President, Chief of Staff, IGP, Chief of Army Staff, Lai Mohammed and others. Even in their communiqué, they were so insensitive. There are places they said nomination from Federal Executive Council (FEC)...
I Will Become President Like Joe Biden In 2023 – Pastor Tunde Bakare
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I Will Become President Like Joe Biden In 2023 – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Church, has expressed hope of becoming Nigeria’s President. Bakare said just as Joe Biden emerged as the United States, US, President-Elect, he would also become president. The clergyman, who has never hidden his aspiration to become president, disclosed this in an interview with journalists, on Tuesday in Lagos State. Speaking with a group of journalists in Lagos, Bakare said in clear terms that he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. According to Bakare: “There is something called destiny. I am not one to hide under the umbrella of one finger and make ambition look like vision, I do not camouflage. “It is not a matter of life and death, but you can write it down. As the Lord lives, and as I a...
“Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be’ – US president Trump tweets; FFK and other supporters react
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“Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be’ – US president Trump tweets; FFK and other supporters react

On Sunday night, November 8, Trump took to his Twitter page to write; "Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be? We have all learned a lot in the last two weeks!"     Trump supporters including former Nigeria Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani- Kayode (FFK) have all reacted to his tweet. See comments below.  
2023: Amaechi & El-Rufai Campaign Posters Flood Abuja Streets
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2023: Amaechi & El-Rufai Campaign Posters Flood Abuja Streets

Campaign posters of the Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for President have flooded Abuja streets. The posters also had the face of Mallam Nasir Elrufai, the Governor of Kaduna State as the running mate and Vice Presidential candidate. One of the posters was titled “the People’s choice” while another had the message “Today may not be the best, but tomorrow will be better”. All the posters show they are being sponsored by the National Consolidation Movement but they did not have the logo of any political parties. While speaking with our correspondent who went to town to interview a cross section of Nigerians on the emergence of the posters, Dr. Doyin Anifowose who is a political scientist said the messages on the posters wowed Nigerians by tactically attem...
“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou
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“My period as Barcelona manager is over” – Pep Guardiola rules out possibility of linking up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou

Guardiola is in the last six months of his current contract with Manchester City, and this week Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu announced he will be stepping down as president following the club's failures on and off the pitch last season.   Barca presidential candidate Victor Font also announced he wanted to bring Guardiola back so as to arrange a reunion between the 49-year-old and Lionel Messi. "It is our intention to build a very strong and competitive project and we are very lucky at Barca that we inherited a style of play that Johan Cruyff instilled throughout the organisation, and most of the best professionals who know about this style are also fans and love the club - like Pep Guardiola, Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, [Carlos] Puyol," Font told Sky Sports earlier this we...
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino tests positive for Coronavirus
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FIFA president, Gianni Infantino tests positive for Coronavirus

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, football's world governing body said in a statement on Tuesday, October 27.   Infantino, 50, reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation and will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA added.   A statement read: "FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received confirmation today that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The FIFA President, who has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.   "All people who came into contact with the FIFA President during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps.   "FIFA sincerely wishes President In...
You are not qualified to comment on Lekki shooting- Odi community leaders tell Obasanjo
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You are not qualified to comment on Lekki shooting- Odi community leaders tell Obasanjo

Leaders of Odi community in Bayelsa State have slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his recent comments on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos on October 20.   In the wake of the attack on the protesters, Obasanjo wrote a letter to President Buhari in which he condemned the deployment of military men to the protest.   In a statement released on Saturday, October 24, the community leaders recalled the Odi massacre carried out on November 20, 1999, by the Nigerian military on the predominantly Ijaw town of Odi in Bayelsa State over the indigenous rights to oil resources and environmental protection. They said the killing took place under the watch of Obasanjo who was President at the time. According to them, the former president's ...
‘I have spoken with President Buhari who is committed to end the #EndSARS impasse’ – Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo
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‘I have spoken with President Buhari who is committed to end the #EndSARS impasse’ – Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo

President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has also reacted to the Lekki tollgate shooting that occurred on Tuesday, October 20.   Reacting via his Twitter handle, Akufo-Addo says he has spoken with President Buhari and that the president is committed to ending the ENDSARS impasse.   His tweets read ''I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. I have spoken with President Buhari, who is committed to this end, and has begun the processes that will lead to reform. Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. To the families who have lost their loved ones, I express my sincere condolences, and I wish the injured a speedy recovery.''  
President Buhari sacks National Copyright Commission’s chairman, Tonye Clinton Jaja
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President Buhari sacks National Copyright Commission’s chairman, Tonye Clinton Jaja

President Buhari has terminated the appointment of the Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, Tonye Clinton Jaja.   Jaja's sack was conveyed in a letter dated October 15 and signed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata (SAN).   The letter, titled: ‘Notification of your removal as Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission’ reads   “I have been directed to notify you of your removal as the Chairman. Governing Board of the Nigerian COpyright Commission by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, (JCFR1 as conveyed vide letter Ref: 593I2N/230 of 28m September, 2020. Your removal is with immediate ef...
Reps To Bar Courts From Sacking President, Governors
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Reps To Bar Courts From Sacking President, Governors

A law to bar courts and election tribunals from voiding the election of a President-elect and governors-elect, because of blemishes in the educational qualifications of their running mates, is underway in the House of Representatives. The Bill to that effect, obtained on Monday, by VANGUARD, is entitled: “An Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, to Preserve the Elections of a Candidate to the Office of the President and Governor whose running mates are found to have Defected in their Qualification”. The Bill, sponsored by Rep. Solomon T. Bob (Rivers-PDP), seeks to alter ” Section 142 (1) of the Principal Act, by “inserting a proviso to the subsection as follows: Provided that a person who has been elected to the office of the Pre...
Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria
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Kevin Akpoguma: FIFA Approves Ex-German Youth Star’s Switch To Nigeria

The 25-year-old has already teamed up with the Super Eagles for their upcoming friendlies, having been cleared by the world football governing body Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick has confirmed Fifa’s approval of Kevin Akpoguma to switch allegiance to Nigeria. The defender was born to a German mother and a Nigerian father and has represented Germany at various youth levels. Akpoguma is, however, still eligible to feature for the Super Eagles since he is yet to play for the European country’s senior team. *The centre-back has been delivering consistent performances for Bundesligaside Hoffenheimsince joining the club in 2015. Last season, he made 18 league appearances for the Kraichgauer to help his side finish sixth in the campaign. Ahead of the...
Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President
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Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President

One Abdul from Jos, Plateau State on Sunday, October 4, named his newborn son Buhari because of the love he has for President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Abdul, he made a promise to name his son after President Buhari when a Katsina man officially changed his son's name from Buhari to Suleiman to show his disappointment with the president's performance in office.  
Working-class roots, empathy on display as Biden commands town hall
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Working-class roots, empathy on display as Biden commands town hall

Joe Biden on Thursday lashed President Donald Trump over his "close to criminal" handling of the coronavirus as the Democrat fielded questions from voters impacted by the pandemic in a state that is key to his election hopes. Returning to the gritty city of his birth, the former vice president engaged in an outdoor town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he painted himself as the champion of hardworking Americans who he said have been ignored by a president more concerned about boosting Wall Street than helping working families. Biden, appearing energised as he handled participants' questions, also accused Trump of knowing the seriousness of the coronavirus threat early this year and hiding it from the nation. "He knew it and did nothing. It's close to criminal," Biden said...
West Africa Leaders Say Mali Junta Must Name A President By September 15
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West Africa Leaders Say Mali Junta Must Name A President By September 15

West Africa's regional leaders have given the military junta in Mali until Sept. 15 to name a transitional president and a prime minister, according to a statement read at the end of a summit on Monday. The heads of state of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said the president and prime minister, who will lead the transitional government, should be civilians. The bloc, seeking to keep pressure on the junta, maintained sanctions it had placed on Mali, but welcomed steps taken by the junta in the past week to start talks with Mali's political parties and civil society groups over the transition. The ECOWAS union has closed its borders with landlocked Mali and halted financial flows amid concerns from some West African leaders the military coup could un...
Buhari Has Killed Your Ambition, You Can’t Be President – Bamgbose Tells Tinubu
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Buhari Has Killed Your Ambition, You Can’t Be President – Bamgbose Tells Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and his party have been asked to perish any hope of winning the 2023 presidency because they have failed Nigerians Barrister Olusegun Bamgbose, National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, believes that the actions of the current administration, most recently the hike in the prices of fuel and electricity, has clearly suffocated Tinubu’s ambition. Bamgbose described the APC as a party with no sympathy whatsoever for the poor masses. Bamgbose lamented that it was quite unfortunate that the All Progressives Congress, APC, which promised better life, good governance, positive change to Nigerians, has successfully made reverse the case. In a chat with DAILY POST over the increase in the ...
2023: I’ll build a 20th century economy if Nigerians make me President- Orji Uzor Kalu
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2023: I’ll build a 20th century economy if Nigerians make me President- Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Abia state governor and current Senate chief whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, says he will build a 20th-century economy in Nigeria if Nigerians make him president come 2023. Kalu said this on a programme at a radio station in Umuahia, Abia state capital while speaking on his presidential ambition in 2023. According to him, he is more than capable to do the job of a president.  “Yes, if you give me the presidency, why not, I will take. I am capable of doing the job. The problem is who is capable of doing the job. For now, I am focusing on my constituency; there is a lot of job to be done. If you give me opportunity, I will like to go back to the Senate for a second term, but if the people of Nigeria want me to be president, they will show the hand. I can do the job. I can build a 20th...
El-Rufai Should Be President For 4 Years – Deji Adeyanju
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El-Rufai Should Be President For 4 Years – Deji Adeyanju

Human rights activist, Comrade Deji Adeyanju has revealed why he want kaduna State Governor Nasir El-rufai, to be Nigeria's President for 4years. he wrote in a tweet on monday night: I will like El-rufai to be President for just 4years so that many of you can enter prison like us and feel what we feel. He will build prison in every LGA. If you dare ask him why he is short, you will enter prison.  
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Akinwunmi Adesina re-elected as AFDB president

Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected as President of the Africa Development Bank AfDB for a second term of five years. The election took place electronically at the virtual annual general meeting of the bank on Thursday August 27. In 2015, Adesina, the son of a farming family, became the first Nigerian to head the bank, one of the world’s five biggest multilateral lenders and an important but often unseen player in economic development. He gained international recognition last October when the AfDB under his leadership, secured $115 billion (105 billion euros) in funding pledges, a move that doubled its capital and cemented its triple-A credit rating. His re-election almost suffered a setback after some staff of the bank accused him of breaching 20 of the bank’s code of conduc...
Former Real Madrid president defends ‘black sheep’ Bartomeu from Barcelona critics
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Former Real Madrid president defends ‘black sheep’ Bartomeu from Barcelona critics

Barcelona's under-fire boss has received support from an unlikely source as he faces a fresh crisis at the club Josep Maria Bartomeu is treated as a "black sheep" and gets unfair criticism at Barcelona, according to former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon. Bartomeu is under fire at Camp Nou after Lionel Messi asked to leave the Blaugrana at the end of a hugely disappointing season. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner's transfer request followed Barca's humiliating 8-2 Champions League defeat to eventual winners Bayern Munich.
Messi Angry with Barcelona as Board Members Want him Sold
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Messi Angry with Barcelona as Board Members Want him Sold

Lionel Messi is angry with Barcelona, after details of his meeting with new manager Ronald Koeman was made public, Clarin reports. The 32-year-old cut short his holiday to meet with Koeman on Thursday. He is believed to have told the new boss that he is considering leaving the Camp Nou. But Messi is furious by the source of the leak, Catalan radio station RAC1, who have regularly backed under-fire president Josep Bartomeu. The claims coincide with reports that some Barcelona board want Messi to leave the club. It is understood that at least one high-ranking member thinks a a shock sale would be best for all involved. Koeman has already made it clear that he sees Messi as an integral part of his rebuilding project, which will start with several notable departures. ...
Ronald Koeman tells three Senior Barcelona Players to Leave Club
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Ronald Koeman tells three Senior Barcelona Players to Leave Club

New Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has decided that Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba will not be part of his first-team plans. Koeman will inform the three senior players that they can leave, according to AS. The 57-year-old replaced Quique Setien this week and is keen to sort out his squad ahead of preseason. Barcelona is looking to overhaul the team and president, Josep Bartomeu, has named just seven ‘untouchable’ players in the first team. They are Lionel Messi, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Frenkie de Jong, Clement Lenglet and Nelson Semedo, while big-money flops Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele will also be given another chance to turn their Camp Nou careers around. Koeman is believed to have added Gerard Pique to that list, as he views the defender as ...
Soldiers Arrest Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta
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Soldiers Arrest Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta

Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta was on Tuesday August 18, arrested by mutinying soldiers.  A  government spokesman who confirmed the development told BBC that Prime Minister Boubou Cissé was also been arrested despite earlier appeals for "brotherly dialogue". The coup which has been condemned by regional group ECOWAS, the African Union and former colonial power France, began with gunfire at a key military camp near the country's capital, Bamako on Tuesday morning. LIB reported earlier that disgruntled junior officers detained commanders and took control of the Kati camp, about 15km (nine miles) from Bamako amid protests led by populist imam Mahmoud Dicko which demanded the President's resignation.  Though Keita won a second te...
Coup In Mali: President And Prime Minister Arrested By The Army
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Coup In Mali: President And Prime Minister Arrested By The Army

A regional official says Mali's president and prime minister are now in the custody of mutinous soldiers, sparking fears the country could be plunged into further political turmoil.Mali's president and prime minister have been detained by mutinying soldiers on Tuesday night, according to a regional official. The two leaders were taken into custody in an apparent mutiny, army officer Sidi Gakou told DPA. Earlier on Tuesday, soldiers took up arms at the military base in Kati, a town 15 kilometers (nine miles) from Bamako, and began arresting senior military officers. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday said soldiers had launched a "mutiny" and urged them to immediately return to their barracks. "This mutiny comes at a time when, for several mont...
Anyone Above 70 Years Should Forget About Contesting For President – Shettima
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Anyone Above 70 Years Should Forget About Contesting For President – Shettima

Yerima Shettima is the President of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum. In this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, he speaks on the controversy over zoning for the 2023 presidential election, Southern Kaduna crisis and other issues of national interest. Excerpts: You have always insisted that the North will produce President Buhari’s successor in 2023 but the President’s nephew, Mamman Daura recently said competence should be considered for the next rather than zoning. What is your perspective on that? I’m in support of what he said because the issue of zoning has not helped us in the past and it will never help us now. Yes, it is true that it must be seen to be applied in the spirit of justice, equity and fairness to all. But don’t forget the fact that this is the same thing that br...
Kanye West drops out of 2020 US presidential race
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Kanye West drops out of 2020 US presidential race

Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of the U.S. presidential race less than two weeks after announcing his intention to run for president.   According to a report in New York Magazine’s Intelligencer, West hired campaign staff who were looking into getting his name listed as a third-party candidate in Florida and several other states, but the team has now been told the bid is off.   Steve Kramer, an election strategist hired by West to focus on getting his name on the ballot in Florida and South Carolina, told the publication that 'he’s out' of the 2020 race.   Kramer admitted that his bid was serious and there were 180 people working in the ground in Florida before they decided to call off the effort.   The election strategist didn’t specify W...
FG has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown- Private School owners Association President, Yomi Otubela says
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FG has agreed to pay salaries of private school teachers owed during the lockdown- Private School owners Association President, Yomi Otubela says

The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Yomi Otubela, says the Federal government has agreed to pay the salaries of private school teachers that are being owed by their school management since the lockdown started in March. A number of private school teachers have come out to cry for help as they have not been paid by their management since March when schools were shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The school management insists they cannot pay salaries since they have also not made money by way of school fees. Speaking on TVC on Monday morning, July 13, Otubela said the association forwarded a proposal to the Economic Sustainability Committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, for the government to pay the salaries of the private ...
Only God can make an Igbo man President of Nigeria- Billionaire Businessman, Arthur Eze
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Only God can make an Igbo man President of Nigeria- Billionaire Businessman, Arthur Eze

Billionaire oil magnate, Arthur Eze has said that only God can make an Igbo man become the President of Nigeria. In a media chat with newsmen in Anambra on Sunday, July 12, Eze stated that the Igbos are not united and do not love themselves. According to him, the Northerners put him in the oil business and gave him mouthwatering contracts even without knowing him or taking into consideration where he comes from. He wondered if an Igbo man will ever do such a thing. In his words “For the Igbo to be President, they must love themselves. Do they love themselves? The North is very kind. If you go to northern Nigerian, you will see churches everywhere. There are churches in Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Abuja and others yet they say there is hatred. Do we (Igbo) love ourselves? Only ...
Twitter users blast Samklef for wishing Buhari, Osinbajo happy father’s day
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Twitter users blast Samklef for wishing Buhari, Osinbajo happy father’s day

Nigerian singer and music producer, Samklef, has been attacked by an internet Troll after wishing the president and vice, a happy Father’s Day. The singer had written on his Twitter as he tagged the president Buhari and his Vice, Osibanjo. However, another Twitter user, ‘Biggylarge1’ slammed him as he shared that he didn’t expect it from the singer. The singer, however, hit back at the troll after he tagged him stupid for wishing the President and Vice President well. See The Posts Below:  
Ronaldo Welcomes Alexis Sanchez to Club
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Ronaldo Welcomes Alexis Sanchez to Club

Valladolid’s president, Ronaldo de Lima, has welcomed Inter Milan striker, Alexis Sanchez to join the club once the summer’s transfer window opens. Sanchez is currently on a season-long loan move at Inter Milan from Manchester United. The Chilean international has failed to shine at Old Trafford, following a swap deal move from Arsenal in January 2018. The 31-year-old scored only three times in 32 Premier League matches for Man United, before leaving for Italy. But Ronaldo has now offered Sanchez the chance to revive his career at the Spanish La Liga club. “Alexis Sanchez has succeeded wherever he’s gone,” Manchester Evening News quoted Ronaldo as saying. “He has a lot of quality. “If he doesn’t succeed at Inter, Valladolid will open their door...
Dongban-Mensem sworn in as substantive President, Court of Appeal
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Dongban-Mensem sworn in as substantive President, Court of Appeal

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad has administered the oaths of allegiance and office on Justice Monica Dongban- Mensem as the substantive President of the Court of Appeal. This follows the confirmation of her appointment by the Senate after her 3 months acting appointment was only recently renewed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Presidency had explained that the delay in forwarding her name to the Senate for confirmation as required by the Constitution was because President Buhari was waiting for security report on the Plateau State born Justice Dongban-Mensem from the intelligence community.    
Your Best Not Good Enough – Buhari To Service Chiefs
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Your Best Not Good Enough – Buhari To Service Chiefs

The President is unhappy with the current state of the security situation in the country. Disclosing this to State House Correspondents on Thursday, after a security briefing, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd.), said the President had charged managers of the nation’s security to redouble their efforts. According to Monguno, the President said, though the security chiefs had been doing their best, their best had not been good enough for the challenges facing the nation. He has therefore declared that excuses will no longer be tolerated, even as he said he expects everyone to live up to expectations. He also expressed displeasure over the lack of synergy amongst security forces and charged the various aspects of the security architecture to...
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Kazakhstan’s First President Nazarbayev Tests Positive for COVID-19

The first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who stepped down from the position last year after nearly three decades in power, has tested positive for the coronavirus. A statement on his official website made the announcement on Thursday. "Currently, the First President of Kazakhstan is in self-isolation. Unfortunately, the last test… for the coronavirus infection showed a positive result. There is no cause for concern," the statement said. The statement said that Nazarbayev is "continuing to work remotely." Nazarbayev, who turns 80 next month, served as Kazakhstan’s president for close to three decades before handing the reins over to hand-picked successor Kassym-Jomart Tokayev last year. He retains a number of powerful positions in the authoritarian Central...
It Kills me to see Black Educated Youths Thinking Like White People – Jacob Zuma
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It Kills me to see Black Educated Youths Thinking Like White People – Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma, former President of South Africa has expressed his pain of seeing educated black youths being "instruments" of white people. In short clip shared by his daughter Dudu Zuma-Sambudla on her Twitter page, the former South African President who has corruption charges hanging on him, was seen seated in front of a Jacob G Zuma Foundation banner and clad in a golf-shirt with his foundation's emblem. Jacob Zuma who spoke in English and Zulu, told Wits Young Communist League leaders at his home in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal; “But at the centre of this is an African child … absolutely problematic for me is to see Africans who are doctors and professors think like white people. That’s a problem I have … not just having the mindset of white people but to be instruments of white ...
President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi dies at the age of 55 after suffering a heart attack
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President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi dies at the age of 55 after suffering a heart attack

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has died at the age of 55 after suffering a heart attack. The Burundian Government confirmed the sudden death of President Pierre Nkurunziza in a statement published on its official twitter page. "The Government of the Republic of Burundi announces with great sadness the unexpected death of His Excellency Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi... following heart failure on June 8, 2020," the post said.  
President of Taraba customary court abducted by gunmen
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President of Taraba customary court abducted by gunmen

The President of Taraba customary court, Justice Donatus Yantau Shidda has been kidnapped by gunmen.   Eyewitnesses told The Nation that the President of the Customary court was abducted in the early hours of Monday morning, June 8, at his home in Kona area of Jalingo.   His wife was reportedly present at the time of the incident.
Real Sociedad president Aperribay confident keeping Real Madrid midfielder Odegaard
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Real Sociedad president Aperribay confident keeping Real Madrid midfielder Odegaard

Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay is confident keeping Martin Odegaard for next season. The Real Madrid midfielder is in season one of a two season loan with La Real. "We're very hopeful that he'll continue with us, but we also can't pull the wool over our eyes," Aperribay told El Diario Vasco. Aperribay was asked if the club would need to sell any players in order to balance the books as a result of the coronavirus crisis. "Absolutely not," he stated. "This crisis will have an effect on La Real, because it has come at such an important time for the club with the remodelling of the stadium but, luckily, our finances are strong and we have made good investments in a young squad which has a bright future."
Arsenal leading race for Napoli striker Milik
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Arsenal leading race for Napoli striker Milik

Arsenal are leading the race for Napoli striker Arek Milik. La Repubblica says Arsenal are at the front of the queue to sign Milik this summer. A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with the 26-year-old but the Gunners are reportedly winning the race. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is desperate to avoid strengthening rivals Juventus who are also interested. The Naples chief would be prepared to accept an offer from England below their £45million asking price. Milik, who is a Poland international, is currently refusing to extend his contract which is due to expire in 2021.
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Lille Confirms Offers for Victor Osimhen

The President of Lille FC, Gerard Lopez, has confirmed that the club received several offers for striker, Victor Osimhen. According to Lopez, Lille also turned down offers for the Nigerian international from English and Spanish clubs in the last January transfer window. “There are multiple offers for [Victor Osimhen],” Lopez told Sportsmail. “We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window. “There is a wide array this summer, and I would not want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding but what I can tell you is that there are multiple offers for him. “There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him.” Mycelebrityandi recalls that Osimhen had drawn the interest of Chelsea, Tottenha...
Lille president Lopez says Luis Campos going nowhere amid Man Utd, Spurs interest
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Lille president Lopez says Luis Campos going nowhere amid Man Utd, Spurs interest

Lille president Gerard Lopez says he won't be losing Luis Campos this summer. The Ligue 1 club's sporting director has been targeted by Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United. "He is not going anywhere," Lopez told the Daily Mail. "It is almost like Luis is yet another Victor Osimhen or Nicolas Pepe! "He does get offers all the time and he is very good at sharing them with me or not responding. I can see he gets aggravated by it. Money is not a driver for Luis Campos. "He is a guy that is in love with winning and winning, if possible, with young and talented players. "I can already tell you now a lot of the stories are unbelievable because the environment that he is being connected with is just not conducive to what he does. "He is a brilliant guy at wh...
Nigerian doctors’ welfare will be my priority — Professor Ujah
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Nigerian doctors’ welfare will be my priority — Professor Ujah

The newly-elected President of the Nigeriac has said that his administration will prioritise the welfare of Nigerian doctors. Ujah, in his acceptance speech shortly after he was elected President of the Association, said he would lobby and advocate for improved remuneration, realistic hazard allowance, universal applicability among others. His words: “We face a crucial time with the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic is not just a health crisis but also a socio-economic crisis. Hence, NMA must be innovative in its approach. “We will look at how to reduce the cost of running the Association by adopting technology for some of our meetings. We will manage our resources with integrity and ensure that international standards of financial management are adopted in NMA in order to enhance ...
Racism Cannot Be ‘Normal’ In US, Obama Says Of Latest Police Killing
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Racism Cannot Be ‘Normal’ In US, Obama Says Of Latest Police Killing

Former President Barack Obama said on Friday he shared the “anguish” of millions of Americans over the death of a black man killed by police in Minnesota and that racism cannot be “normal” in the United States. “This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America,” Obama said of the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd and several other recent racial incidents in the country. “It can’t be ‘normal,'” the first African-American president of the United States said in a statement. “If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must do better.” Floyd’s death on Monday sparked three nights of rioting in Minneapolis and protests against police brutality in other US cities. Floyd, 46, died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for more than...
Eid-el-Fitri: Senate President, Lawan Urges Muslims To Pray For Nigeria
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Eid-el-Fitri: Senate President, Lawan Urges Muslims To Pray For Nigeria

Senate president Ahmed Lawan has taken to his official Twitter handle to wish Muslims a happy Eid-el-Fitri as they end their Ramadan fasting on Saturday. Lawan in his message urged Muslims to continue to observe the health precautions and sustain the acts of purity as they did during the holy month. “I felicitate with all Nigerians and in particular the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Fitr which marks the breaking of fast and the end of the Holy month of Ramadan. “I congratulate the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the fasting period despite the formidable challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic which stood between us and total observance of key rituals of the period. “Even as the holy month has ended, I enjoin us to continue to observe the health p...
BBA Winner Idris Sultan Arrested For Mocking Tanzanian President
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BBA Winner Idris Sultan Arrested For Mocking Tanzanian President

Idris Sultan, Big Brother Africa 2014 winner and Tanzanian comedian, has been arrested for allegedly laughing at a throwback photo of President of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli in a short video he shared online. His lawyer, Benedict Ishabakaki told BBC on Thursday May 21, that Sultan was accused of contravening the Cybercrime Act 2015 against cyberbullying. According to the law: “A person shall not initiate or send any electronic communication using a computer system to another person with the intent to coerce, intimidate, harass or cause emotional damage. Ishabakaki said they are now awaiting the arraignment of Idris who has been in police custody for two days and accused of using the internet to harass the President.
DJ Cuppy Calls Naira Marley Her President, Anticipates Marlians Day
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DJ Cuppy Calls Naira Marley Her President, Anticipates Marlians Day

DJ Cuppy, daughter of one of Nigerian Billionaire Femi Otedola has acknowledged Naira Marley as her president as she anticipates Marlians day. DJ Cuppy who is yet to release her debut EP indicated that she was patiently waiting for the date announced by the Marlians president that has been set aside to celebrate the Marlians day. It will be recalled that Naira Marley had last year declared May 30 as the date for the celebration of Marlians day. However, Naira Marley who marked his birthday a day before yesterday reinstated his seriousness about celebrating the Marlians day when he said he will celebrate his birthday officially on the Marlians day. Taking to her social media page to call Naira Marley her president, DJ Cuppy:  
I don’t Report Directly to the Nation, I Report to the President- Professor Gambari Speaks after his Appointment
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I don’t Report Directly to the Nation, I Report to the President- Professor Gambari Speaks after his Appointment

Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the President who assumed office today, May 13, has pointed that he will only be reporting to the President and not to the nation. Gambari gave this clarification when he spoke to state house correspondents after attending the Federal Executive Council meeting in the statehouse Abuja. The 75-year-old diplomat thanked President Buhari for his appointment. “I thank the President of the Federal Republic for giving me the opportunity to serve him and of course, the country”, he said. When asked what Nigerians should expect from him as Chief of Staff, he said “We have not started, I’ll have to find out. I don’t report directly to the nation, I report to the President”. He pledged to serve the President to the...
Wike Should Stop Acting As President, Federal Republic Of Rivers – Sagay
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Wike Should Stop Acting As President, Federal Republic Of Rivers – Sagay

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), speaks on latest developments in Rivers, Kogi and Lagos state in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI brings the excerpts: There has been controversy over some actions taken by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state on his efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The latest be­ing the demolitions of two hotels for flouting lockdown directives. What is your take on that? In terms of attitude, I think he is very hostile and aggressive and he is exhibiting it in the mid­dle of this crisis. I remember the speech he made to the tradition­al rulers in the state; he treated them like rascally school boys that you can talk to anyhow without any regard. That i...
Joan Laporta Hopes To Bring Pep Guardiola Back To Barcelona
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Joan Laporta Hopes To Bring Pep Guardiola Back To Barcelona

The Manchester City manager has found success away from the Catalan club, but the man who initially hired him has his sights set on a reunion Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he hopes to bring Pep Guardiola back to the club as he prepares to run in the club’s presidential elections next year. Laporta was previously in charge at the Camp Nou from 2003-10, a period where Barca began their rise towards the Guardiola-led dynasty. It was during Guardiola's tenure as manager from 2008-12 that Barcelona arguably put together its most dominant team, claiming La Liga three times and the Champions League twice as part of a total haul of 14 major trophies.
Santos striker Kaio Jorge leaving future in agent’s hands amid Juventus links
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Santos striker Kaio Jorge leaving future in agent’s hands amid Juventus links

The young Brazilian prospect is being targeted by the Serie A leaders among other clubs, but isn't letting it distract him Juventus target Kaio Jorge says he is leaving any transfer dealings up to his agent. The 18-year-old Brazilian forward is on the Turin giants’ radar after breaking into the first-team picture at Santos. Santos president Jose Carlos Peres confirmed in March that Juve had entered into talks to sign Jorge, with Goal learning that the Italian giants were considering triggering his €75 million (£69m/$81m) release clause.