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US Finally Backs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for Next WTO Director
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US Finally Backs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for Next WTO Director

The Biden administration on Friday, Feb 5, said the U.S. would support Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization, hours after South Korea’s trade minister stepped out of the race. The Biden administration’s decision is the last hurdle standing in the way of Ms. Okonjo-Iweala assuming the top job at the WTO, after South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee pulled out. Last year, Ms. Okonjo-Iweala was supported by a majority of WTO members, but the Trump administration backed Ms. Yoo, saying she was better qualified. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in a statement Friday: "Dr. Okonjo-Iweala brings a wealth of knowledge in economics and international diplomacy from her 25 years with the World Bank and two terms as Nigerian Finance Minister....
2023: Zoning Should Be Respected — Amaechi Backs Fashola
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2023: Zoning Should Be Respected — Amaechi Backs Fashola

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the zoning arrangement for political offices should be respected ahead of the 2023 elections. Amaechi, who spoke during a Channels TV programme on Sunday, said the arrangement, which is usually between the north and south, should remain the same. In Nigeria, political offices — especially the presidency — are rotated on the basis of geographical zones, from the time of Olusegun Obasanjo up till the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari who is from Katsina state. Some Nigerians have started clamouring that the presidency should return to the south with the 2023 election. Asked by the anchor if the All Progressives Congress (APC) will consider giving the south-east a chance for the presidency in 2023, Amaechi responded: “It...
APC’s Zoning Agreement Should Be Respected In 2023 – Fashola
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APC’s Zoning Agreement Should Be Respected In 2023 – Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, yesterday said the zoning agreement at the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2015 elections should be respected in 2023. Fashola, a former governor of Lagos State made the statement yesterday at a time reports that some of the chieftains of the APC were allegedly plotting to thwart the arrangement for power shift between North and South, intending to retain the presidency in the North on the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term. The latest crisis rocking the ruling party, according to party sources was as a result of the quest by respective blocs to grab the soul of the party ahead of 2023 politicking. The minister in an interactive session with newsmen at his ministry in...
Jadon Sancho’s Prefer Move Revealed
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Jadon Sancho’s Prefer Move Revealed

Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, wants a move to London this summer transfer window. This was disclosed by a respected European football expert, Gabriel Marcotti. DAILY POST had reported that Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all interested in signing Sancho from Dortmund this summer. “I have been told Sancho would prefer a move back home in other words to London where he grew up,” Marcotti told the BTP Media Network. “But equally, I am sure he prefers a move for wherever it gives him the best package and long term prospects. “Obviously he has leverage, and in normal conditions, a Manchester United move would have happened. “I think if I am Borussia Dortmund, I have taken a big hit, and ideally, I would want to keep him another ye...
Ash Wednesday: Christians to Dress in Black Attires to Protest Killings in Nigeria
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Ash Wednesday: Christians to Dress in Black Attires to Protest Killings in Nigeria

Millions of Christians across the Diocese of Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria have concluded plans to come out on Wednesday, 26th of February in all black attires during the procession of Ash Wednesday to show their grievances over the killings in Nigeria and the insecurity situation of the country. The Church has also mobilised its members all over the world to pray for the current insecurity challenges of the country. Rev. Fr. Felix Gobi, the Senior Parish Priest of St. Peter’s Nunkai in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital made this known during today’s mass sermon. He said the planned “Black Dress Protest” is across all the parishes in Nigeria. Gobi, while urging his parishioners to come out in their numbers, said the church would continue to ...
Mase Calls Diddy a Hypocrite After Grammy Speech
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Mase Calls Diddy a Hypocrite After Grammy Speech

Mase has criticised Diddy’s comments at a recent pre-Grammys gala, claiming the Bad Boys founder’s stance is hypocritical in light of his own “horrendous” business practices. Accepting an award for ‘Industry Icon’ on Sunday (January 26), Diddy made the comments towards the end of his 50-minute acceptance speech recounting his life and career to date. “I say this with love to the Grammys,” Sean “Diddy” Combs said at the event. “Every year y’all be killing us. I’m speaking for all the artists and executives: in the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our shit.’ For most of us, this is all we’ve got. This is our only hope. “Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammy...
Two men  are Charged with Killing Footballer Jordan Sinnott w Who died from Fractured Skull
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Two men are Charged with Killing Footballer Jordan Sinnott w Who died from Fractured Skull

Two men have been charged with killing former Huddersfield football star, Jordan Sinnott, who died from a fractured skull after being assaulted in Retford, Nottinghamshire. The English midfielder, 25, who is on loan at Matlock Town from Alfreton Town, was found unconscious at around 2 am on Saturday morning after two mass brawls erupted in Nottinghamshire the night before he was due to play in a match. Sinnott was discovered unconscious with a suspected fractured skull. He received treatment at the scene and was rushed to a hospital where he later died surrounded by his friends and family. Two other men were also injured during the incidents. A 27-year-old man sustained a suspected broken nose while a 44-year-old man suffered a suspected broken jaw. Cameron Matthews, 21, an...
2020 Grammy: “Hip-hop Has Never Been Respected By The Grammys” – Diddy
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2020 Grammy: “Hip-hop Has Never Been Respected By The Grammys” – Diddy

Sean “Diddy” Combs has slammed the Grammys for not respecting Hip-Hop before a star-studded crowd at the annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday night. Diddy while accepting his award as the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons honoree at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles said that hip-hop and black music have “never been respected by the Grammys.” He was applauded and earned a standing ovation from some of the stars in the crowd, including artistes like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Cardi B, Lana Del Rey, Ozzy Osbourne, John Legend and a coterie of artists from Diddy’s history who had just performed a musical tribute to him, including Faith Evans, Ma$e, Lil’ Kim and his son King Combs. “There’s something that I need to say to the Grammys — and I say this with lo...
Meet Nigerian Professor Who Drove A Car From London To Kano In 24 Days
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Meet Nigerian Professor Who Drove A Car From London To Kano In 24 Days

Professor Aminu Mohammed Dorayi is a renowned educationist, an elder statesman, distinguished Abusite and respected professor of Chemistry. He is a former president of the ABU Students Union Government (SUG) for 1966/1967 and the man who set up the Sharada Industrial Estate in Kano and organize the first trade fair in Nigeria. He is also a Record-breaker who broke a world record by driving his Peugeot 504 from London to Kano, a distance of about 4,000miles, in 24 days. Birth and growing up Professor Aminu Mohammed Dorayi was born in Kano on November 16, 1942. His father was an educated and trained medical personnel, who interacted with doctors and nurses of British origin. His father, along with the British Medical personnel, set up the then Kano City Hospital. His father was influenc...
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Sowore: Atiku Condemns Attack, Says Rule Of Law Must Be Respected

Alh. Atiku Abubakar has come out to condemn the attack on Mr. Sowore and his rearrest while court proceeding was going on. The former vice president and presidential aspirant wrote "To keep Nigeria a democracy is the paramount duty of all concerned stakeholders. Please speak up against this tyranny and side with the Nigerian people." This among other tweets he posted on his twitter page. Mr. Sowore who was released barely 24 hours ago after a court order was rearrested earlier today in court. The DSS according to report, chased out the presiding judge and then proceeded to arrest Mr. Sowore despite resistance from his lawyers and family members. H.E Atiku went further to state that "Without the rule of law, there can be no rule at all. Power in Nigeria still flows from the p...
Why Miyetti Allah Should Not Be Respected – Fani-Kayode
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Why Miyetti Allah Should Not Be Respected – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has opined why Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), should not be respected as canvassed by the Nigerian Presidency. The presidency had warned against criminalising the cattle-breeding group, saying they are also stakeholders in the country. In a statement on Friday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman said the group ought to be respected. This is after he had likened Miyetti Allah to other socio-cultural groups in the country. Disagreeing with the position, Mr Fani-Kayode opined that the activities of the group ought to earn them hatred from Nigerians and not the respect as proposed by the presidential spokesman. He said the group should be hated because its members have killed Nigerians much more tha...
Zahra Buhari Reacts as Dino Melaye and Festus Keyamo Argue
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Zahra Buhari Reacts as Dino Melaye and Festus Keyamo Argue

Zahra Buhari has reacted to the heated argument between Senator Dino Melaye and Festus Keyamo concerning President Buhari’s order against ballot box snatchers. Both men had the argument on live Television. The president few days ago ordered the military to take action against anyone caught snatching ballot box. “Anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb it, maybe this is the last unlawful action you will take,” he said. “I really gave the military and the police (order) to be ruthless. We are not going to be blamed that we want to rig election. I want Nigerians to be respected. Let them vote whoever they want across the parties”. Reacting to the president’s order, Dino Melaye expressed disappointment. “I am utterly disappointed in my president. I am compl...
Oba of Lagos Assures Buhari of Victory
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Oba of Lagos Assures Buhari of Victory

                                                          Oba Rilwanu Akiolu The Oba of Lagos, Oba Riliwanu Akiolu says President Muhammadu Buhari is a man of his words and will be victorious in the forthcoming Presidential election. Akiolu spoke when Buhari and his campaign team visited his palace in Lagos Island on Saturday after arriving the state in continuation of the presidential rallies ahead of the Feb. 16 election. The traditional leader, who noted that the body of traditional rulers in the state were happy to receive the team, said that they appreciated Buhari’s efforts as a highly respected person in Nigeria. He assured Buhari that there would be a repeat of his 2015 electoral victory in the coming election. “Give Buhari another chance and you will see how Niger...
“Internationally, Nigeria Is Now Respected”- President Muhammadu Buhari Says
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“Internationally, Nigeria Is Now Respected”- President Muhammadu Buhari Says

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria is now respected in the international community and this is evident in his interaction with foreign leaders. President Buhari made this known via his official Instagram account. He wrote: Internationally, Nigeria is now respected. My inter-action with foreign heads of state and government has been very encouraging. The international community is very supportive of our efforts to put our country in order
Tayo Faniran Respected Fiancee While On BBA, Why Can’t Thin Tall Tony Do Same
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Tayo Faniran Respected Fiancee While On BBA, Why Can’t Thin Tall Tony Do Same

Rant as shared by a concerned Chukwudi Iwuchukwu on his Facebook page. Do you agree with him? Bisola asked TTT yesterday if he is a single man and he said: "By the grace of God he is single" You see how a married man denied his wife and 3 kids on a live TV. If you think TTT is playing a game, Tayo Faniran was a Big Brother Africa housemate in 2013. Before he went for the show, his fiancée gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. Tayo respected the fiancée all through the game and told all who cared to hear that he has a woman at home that just gave birth to his baby. It did not stop Tayo from playing his game. He came second and nearly missed the star prize by whisker. Compare him to TTT that has not mentioned his wife and kids to anybody. Back then in the law school, I met shameles...