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Twitter Ban: FG has no Right to Regulate Freedom of Opinion – Minority Reps
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Twitter Ban: FG has no Right to Regulate Freedom of Opinion – Minority Reps

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has accused the federal government of having an appetite to ‘suppress’ constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens in Nigeria, following its recent “declaration” of lifting the ban on the use of Twitter in the country. The caucus, in a statement released on Friday January 14 by its Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, stated the the constitution guarantees freedom of speech and opinion by Nigerians, including expressing such through social media tools like Twitter. The lawmaker stated that this freedom of opinion should not be subjected to partisan approval or regulation under a democratic rule. The statement read; “That is why at the wake of the ban on the use of Twitter in Nigeria in June 2021, the Minority Caucus in the House of Represe...
Iliman Ndiaye propels Sheffield United past Kebano’s Fulham
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Iliman Ndiaye propels Sheffield United past Kebano’s Fulham

The midfielder of Senegalese descent was the Blades’ hero in Monday’s league triumph over the Cottagers Sheffield United recorded a 1-0 away victory over Fulham in Monday’s English Championship match with Iliman Ndiaye scoring the only goal. Buoyed by their 2-0 triumph over the Blades in the penultimate game, the Blades travelled to the Craven Cottage with the aspiration of picking all points against the Cottagers – who are unbeaten in their last twelve matches. As it turned out to be a productive outing for the visitors, they took the lead in the third minute through Ndiaye after he was teed up by Oliver Norwood.  
Youths, Greatest Asset Of Any Nation – Anyim
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Youths, Greatest Asset Of Any Nation – Anyim

Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim has applauded the role of Nigerian youths in deepening democracy in the country. He made the commendation when he received in his office the League of Nigerian Youth for Equality who were on a solidarity visit to support his aspiration to contest for the Seat of the President of Nigeria. This was disclosed in a press statement sent to newsmen on Thursday. Anyim assured the group that his experience has shaped and adequately prepared him to meet challenges confronting Nigerian youths having been elected to the Senate at a youthful age of 37 and also elected as President of the Senate at the age of 39 years. The former Secretary to the Government of the federation described the youths as the greatest asset of Nigeria and tasked The pre...
2023: Zone your presidential tickets to North Central – Group urges APC, PDP
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2023: Zone your presidential tickets to North Central – Group urges APC, PDP

Leaders of North Central Renaissance Movement (NCRM) have appealed to the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ensure they zone their 2023 presidential tickets to the region. They stated that the move would be in the interest of fairness and justice in the country’s political system. Speaking in a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Chairman of the group, Dr. Nghargbu K’tso, said, “The time has come for other geo-political zones to support the North Central in its aspiration of producing the next President of the country.” He said the zone would not accept national chairmanship slot of any party, stressing that the zone will accept nothing less than the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections....
Swansea Secure Championship Play-off Place
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Swansea Secure Championship Play-off Place

Swansea secured a Championship play-off place on Sunday with a hard-earned 2-2 draw at Reading, whose own top-six aspirations were ended by the result. The Welsh side join Brentford, Bournemouth and Barnsley in the end-of-season shoot-out in the English second tier. Norwich and Watford have already secured automatic promotion to the Premier League after both were relegated last year. Swansea dominated much of the first half but fell behind against the run of play when Yakou Meite nodded home in the 31st minute. Opportunist second-half efforts from Jamal Lowe and top-scorer Andre Ayew gave Swansea the lead, with Tomas Esteves’ late equaliser for Reading proving irrelevant. Ayew said he was delighted to reach the play-offs as Swansea target a return to the Premier League f...
No plan to make Goodluck Jonathan our presidential candidate in 2023 – APC
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No plan to make Goodluck Jonathan our presidential candidate in 2023 – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied plans to field former President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate come 2023.   Rumors of the party's alleged plans became rife on social media following some of the party leaders' visit to the former President when he turned a year older last November.   Reacting to the rumor in an interview with BBC Hausa, the Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the APC Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, said nothing of such is happening. “Those peddling such information are afraid. But for now, there is nothing in the APC which has anything to do with the aspiration for 2023. Even if someone wants to base assumption on our recent visit to him during his birthday, we were there becaus...
I Stand By all Ideas of June 12 – Gov Diri
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I Stand By all Ideas of June 12 – Gov Diri

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said he stands by all the ideals of equity and inclusiveness that June 12 represents. Senator Diri also noted that the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election remains a watershed in Nigeria’s political history, saying it epitomised “the collective aspiration of Nigerians to enjoy the dividends of democracy and create a better life for themselves”. Governor Diri stated this in his Democracy Day message on Thursday to Bayelsans, while also assuring that he had no greater obligation than ensuring that people of the state lived in peace in order to attract the desired prosperity he promised. He said his administration would continue to extend the hand of fellowship to those that are aggrieved for them to join in the proce...
Freiburg 1-0 Borussia Monchengladbach: Petersen inflicts top-four blow for Rose’s men
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Freiburg 1-0 Borussia Monchengladbach: Petersen inflicts top-four blow for Rose’s men

Nils Petersen scored just 63 seconds after being introduced, damaging Borussia Monchengladbach's top-four hopes. Borussia Monchengladbach's Champions League aspirations have been dealt a major blow after Freiburg inflicted a 1-0 defeat in the Bundesliga on Friday. Gladbach were generally the livelier of the two sides in attack, but they failed to make the most of their chances and Freiburg snatched a hard-fought win, giving Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig the advantage in the three-way battle for third and fourth. Alexander Schwolow in the Freiburg goal was a frequent cause of frustration for Marco Rose's men, particularly in the first half, while Florian Neuhaus had a goal wiped out after straying offside.
Tinubu is Qualified to be President – APC
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Tinubu is Qualified to be President – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State has said its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is qualified to be the president of Nigeria in 2023. Giving reasons, the party said Tinubu’s commitment, resourcefulness and pedigree put him in good stead to lead Nigeria. The newly-elected Secretary of State Party, Lanre Ogunyemi (Secretary) said this during a press briefing in Lagos to unveil newly elected executives. Ogunyemi, speaking on Tinubu’s rumored presidential ambition, said the former governor has a right to aspire to be president in 2023 whether he has informed the party or not. The Party’s secretary added that it was left to Nigerians to accept him when the time comes. Ogunyemi said, “Tinubu has all it takes to lead this countr...
Osun: PDP Describes Supreme Court’s Judgement As Shocking
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Osun: PDP Describes Supreme Court’s Judgement As Shocking

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock at Friday’s verdict of the Supreme Court that affirmed Mr Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the governor of Osun State, TheNation has reported. In a statement on Friday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said that fact that the Supreme Court had a split judgment also spoke volumes on its verdict in this matter. The statement reads: “Our study of the judgment however shows that the Supreme Court did not negate the position of the PDP and millions of Nigerians that our candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke won the election but based its verdict on reservations over issues of technicalities arising at the election petition tribunal.   “Nevertheless, our party stands with overwhelming ma...
Sickle Cell Patient And Rape Victim Celebrates 19th Birthday
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Sickle Cell Patient And Rape Victim Celebrates 19th Birthday

A Nigerian sickle cell patient, assault and abuse victim has commended her nineteenth birthday celebration and took to Twitter to share her photographs. Relating how far she has come, the sickle cell patient and assault unfortunate casualty who shared photographs as she praised her nineteenth birthday celebration revealed that her difficulties brought out 19 years of gifts, beauty, tears giggling heartbreaks love trust aspiration hardwork and strength She tweeted:  
Crunch La Liga Fixtures to Be Broadcast On DStv, GOtv
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Crunch La Liga Fixtures to Be Broadcast On DStv, GOtv

A bumper weekend awaits fans of the prestigious LaLiga, the top tier of Spanish football, as matches involving league leaders and defending champions, Barcelona; title chasers, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, as well as other encounters will be broadcast live exclusively to DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact and GOtv MAX subscribers. Barcelona, encouraged by their hard-earned 1-0 victory over  Valladolid last weekend, travel to the south of Spain to confront Sevilla who, at a stage this season, topped the table. Sevilla’s title aspirations have since floundered and they currently lie fourth. They slumped to a 3-0 defeat in the hands of relegation threatened Villareal last weekend and will be occupied by the thought how to shut out an in-form Lionel Messi...
Dwayne Johnson Speaks On His Ambition to Be US President
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Dwayne Johnson Speaks On His Ambition to Be US President

Former wrestler turn actor, Dwayne Johnson has spoken on his ambition to be president of the United States of America. According to the 46-year old, the idea is very much in his mind though he feels he doesn’t have the experience yet. On a TV interview, he said: “I saw Kamala Harris’ speech the other day and thought it was good,” he said “Just for me, I lack the experience, I lack a lot of things. Certainly not right now.”” Dwayne Johnson also gave a similar answer in 2018 when asked about his political aspirations: “I think it’s also a function of being very unsatisfied with our current President (Donald Trump). But this is a skill set that requires years and years of experience.” Dwayne Johnson continues: “On a local level, on a state level and then on a national level. I have th...
Don’t Arm Thugs for Elections, NSA Warns Politicians
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Don’t Arm Thugs for Elections, NSA Warns Politicians

Babagana Monguno The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), yesterday disclosed that reports reaching the security forces revealed that some politicians are planning to use bandits and terrorists to cause violence in the forthcoming general election. Monguno made the disclosure in Abuja during a meeting with the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). He said, “reports reaching me have revealed that some individuals that are uncertain of their fate in the elections are plotting to precipitate widespread violence aimed at scuttling the conduct of the polls. “Their strategy is to cause crises that could snowball into endless crises for the government and citizen. “There are indications that these unscrupulous elements are already mobilising merchants o...
Mavericks Kitty Group Golf Tournament Tees-off Today
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Mavericks Kitty Group Golf Tournament Tees-off Today

Mavericks Kitty Group End of the Year Golf Tournament will tee-off today with about 80 golfers participating at the event. The tournament slated for Benin Club golf section’s golf course, GRA Benin City, Edo State is organised by the Mavericks kitty group in conjunction with BCGS is for the purpose of mutually enjoying the game of golf, and to promote the aspirations of all members of Benin Club. The group competition secretary, Air Commodore Oscar Iyare, noted that about 80 members within the golf section are participating at the tournament and it will feature men’s, ladies, veteran and super veteran category as well as regular men, and Mavericks members respectively. “The Mavericks kitty group under the leadership of AVM Hassan Aliyu with 25 members within the golf section d...
For Atiku, PDP Govs Are His Weakest Links
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For Atiku, PDP Govs Are His Weakest Links

2019: THE CANDIDATES, THE CHALLENGES Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s bid to become Nigeria’s president might be much tougher than he envisages as governors elected on the platform of his party are the hurdles standing imposingly between him and his aspiration. It goes without saying that since the momentum that greeted his emergence as the PDP candidate at the October 6, 2018 national convention, Atiku has not been able to rise above that feat the moment he settled for a former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as his running mate. Atiku was alleged to have struck a deal with some prominent South-east politicians, amongst them, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and the Ebonyi Stat...
Ondo PDP Sets up Campaign Committee for Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency Candidate
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Ondo PDP Sets up Campaign Committee for Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency Candidate

The campaign of former Commissioner for Information in Ondo State, Honourable Kayode Akinmade, for the House of Representatives in next year’s general election received a boost on Wednesday as the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency inaugurated a 21-man campaign committee to actualise his aspiration. While inaugurating the committee, former Accountant-General of Ondo State and leader of PDP in Ifedore, Honourable Lawrence Ibukun, charged it to come up with a comprehensive blueprint that would ensure total victory for the party in the 2019 election. According to him, members of the committee were carefully selected based on their pedigree, integrity and ability to deliver at all times. He added that with the committee, the party...
Buhari Will Get Fewer Votes In North In 2019 — Shekarau
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Buhari Will Get Fewer Votes In North In 2019 — Shekarau

A former governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the majority votes in the North but will not garner as much votes as he did in 2015. Shekarau said his prediction was premised on the strength of the opposition PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar who also hails from the North. He, however, said Buhari will ultimately defeat Atiku in the contest. In an interview with Daily Trust on the sidelines of the conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in Ibadan, yesterday, Shekarau, a chieftain of the APC noted that the 2019 election would not be as simple as the 2015 poll. But with massive mobilization, he said Buhari would win majority votes in the North and ultimately a re-election. Commenting on the chanc...
Nigeria Makes Case For African Standby Force
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Nigeria Makes Case For African Standby Force

Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama says Nigeria is pushing for the take-off of African Standby Force (STF) which can be deployed in times of crisis in various parts of the continent. Onyeama told the Newsmen on Wednesday after the African Union (AU) Security Council meeting at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, USA. The minister said that Nigeria also stressed on the need for African Union to find African solutions to African problems rather than depending on external interventions. Nigeria, he said, also stressed the need for the bloc to have the African Security Fund to have the capacity to intervene in the conflicts on the continent instead of relying on external partners. According to him, the meeting is a review of security situation of the conti...
Kwara: Bolaji Abdullahi Cuts Deals With Monarchs, PDP Chairmen
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Kwara: Bolaji Abdullahi Cuts Deals With Monarchs, PDP Chairmen

Former minister of sports and immediate past national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi may have cut deals with some traditional rulers in the Northern and Southern Senatorial Districts towards his governorship aspiration. Bolaji Abdullahi Abdullahi who is from the Central Senatorial District resigned as APC spokesman and his membership of the party to achieve his governorship aspiration on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as part of the deal has promised to give the youths in the state the same opportunity he had as a youth. Abdullahi had at his declaration declared that he sold fufu and other commodities on the streets of the Ilorin but through the opportunities available to him by the government and the patro...
Emefiele Emerges WAMZ Chairman
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Emefiele Emerges WAMZ Chairman

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has been elected chairman of the West Africa Monetary Zone (WAMZ) at the ongoing sub-regional meeting in Abuja. Governor, Central   Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele WAMZ consists of six countries, namely: Nigeria, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In his acceptance speech, Emefiele said that “a lot of work needs to be done, especially in respect of the attainment of ECOWAS single currency by 2020.”   He further noted that everything that is required to be done would be actualised towards achieving the objectives of the regional organisation. While reiterating Nigeria’s unflinching commitment towards the single currency project in the sub-region, the CBN Governor urged member countr...
Postponement Of Election Will Be Shocker Of The Year – Makarfi
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Postponement Of Election Will Be Shocker Of The Year – Makarfi

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential aspirant, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has flayed alleged plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman (INEC) to defer the 2019 General Election saying that it must be the shocker of the year. Makarfi Senator Makarfi in a statement issued by his media aide, Mukhtar Sirajo said: “Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi has been appalled by the news and had actually been expecting either a rebuttal or at least a clarification by the Commission, neither of which has, so far happened. “Senator Makarfi believes that even the idea of putting off the election, for whatever reason, is condemnable, because it toys not only with the feelings and aspirations of Nigerians but also the survival of the democratic dispensation. That, coming fr...
2019: I Will Unseat Wike – APC Governorship  Aspirant
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2019: I Will Unseat Wike – APC Governorship Aspirant

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Rivers, Mr Tonye Cole, said he would unseat the present government in the state in 2019. Cole, who is aspiring to succeed Gov. Nyesom Wike, if given the ticket of his party, said that he would tackle economic and security challenges which the present administration had failed to do. He told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, after submitting his nomination form for the party’s primaries that he would attract foreign direct investment into the state. Tonye Cole According to him, Rivers has the capacity to attract investors if conducive business environment is created. Cole, therefore, said that he would use his experience and connection in business world to actualize the dream of improving on the economic status of the state, if...
2019: Nasarawa Workers Endorse Agara Governorship Bid
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2019: Nasarawa Workers Endorse Agara Governorship Bid

The organized labour in Nasarawa state has endorsed the governorship aspiration of the state deputy governor, Silas Ali Agara, for the 2019 gubernatorial election. The labour leaders made their position known on Tuesday shortly after a meeting with the deputy governor in Lafia where the state NLC chairman and leader of the organized labour, Comrade Abdullahi Adeka, briefed newsmen at the end of a closed door meeting with him. He said their decision is based on Agara's labour-friendly disposition. Adeka promised to mobilize the entire workers of Nasarawa in support of Agara to succeed his principal in 2019 as one of their own and the most qualified to lead the state after Governor Tanko Al-Makura. "Civil servants in Nasarawa state can only anoint aspirant that is labour-friendly and not...
No Imposed Candidates Would Be Accepted By APC – Ogboru
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No Imposed Candidates Would Be Accepted By APC – Ogboru

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, has warned that no candidate must be imposed on the party ahead of the 2019 general elections as they will be rejected by the party. Chief Ogboru alleged to be interested in running for governorship of the state come 2019, gave the charge yesterday at Abraka during a consultative visit to him by Delta State House of Assembly hopeful for Ughelli North constituency I, Barr. Mathew Omonade. Ogboru who also endorsed the aspirations of Omonade, explained to him saying, “The endorsement you need is not mine but that of the people whom have the ultimate endorsement as we can only pray for you. When we endorse, carry that endorsement to the people and let them put their endorsement to test, if they do...
Buhari Running A Military-Style Democracy – Secondus
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Buhari Running A Military-Style Democracy – Secondus

Secondus stated this in his opening remarks at a reception dinner organised in honour of defectors from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the party on Wednesday. The PDP chair who chided President Buhari’s handling of the security situation in the country assured the new members of equal rights and opportunities as other members, stressing that nothing stays on their path of political aspirations. “We have seen in the past three years that the APC government has visited upon us a military styled democracy that cannot be described. The security agents that are charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order are breaking the laws. “We can’t afford to watch the bloodletting going on across the country. We have seen in the past three years that the APC government has v...
Buhari Campaign Group Coordinator Resigns
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Buhari Campaign Group Coordinator Resigns

Mashood Bakare has resigned from his position as the coordinator of the Buhari Support Group in Kwara State as rumours of an imminent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party swells. Coordinator of the Kwara State Chapter of Buhari Support Group, Mashood Bakare, has formally resigned his appointment, ahead of the 2019 general elections. Bakare, who represents Omupo Constituency in the state assembly, announced his resignation on Thursday, at the floor of the House. According to Daily Nigerian, Bakare, while explaining the decision, said his resignation was based on personal reasons. He said he was no longer willing to be part of the organisation which he had been with since 2014. The lawmaker, however, assured that he would continue to be sensitive to the yearnings and...
Coroner Reveals What Killed Isiaka Adeleke
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Coroner Reveals What Killed Isiaka Adeleke

The coroner in charge of the inquest constituted by the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola to probe the cause of death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke, Olusegun Ayilara, has blamed the lawmakers death on drugs overdose. Adeleke died on April 23, 2017. Ayilara, while giving his verdict on Tuesday ruled out poison as the cause of death. He stated that no trace of poison was found in Adeleke’s system according to the autopsy and toxicologist reports. According to Ayilara, “The high dose of sedatives and analgesics with the mode of administration caused aspiration which culminated in death.” The coroner which has been sitting for over three weeks had summoned 15 witnesses including nurse Alfred Aderibigbe who treated the late lawmaker before he died.
Senator Adeleke’s Autopsy Report Reveals High Levels Of Alcohol And Banned Drugs
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Senator Adeleke’s Autopsy Report Reveals High Levels Of Alcohol And Banned Drugs

Dr. Taiwo Solaja, a pathologist involved in determining the cause of death of Osun state Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke has given the cause of death to be "multiple aspiration" or choking due to drug overdose. The pathologist testimony was delivered at the Coroner's inquest set up by the Osun state government to unravel the real cause of Senator Adeleke's sudden death on April 23, 2017. Dr. Taiwo Solaja, a pathologist involved in determining the cause of death of Osun state Nigerian Senator Isiaka Adeleke has given the cause of death to be "multiple aspiration" or choking due to drug overdose. The pathologist testimony was delivered at the Coroner's inquest set up by the Osun state government to unravel the real cause of Senator Adeleke's sudden death on April 23, 2017. In addition ...
El-Rufai: “APC Members With 2019 Presidential Ambition Are After Me”
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El-Rufai: “APC Members With 2019 Presidential Ambition Are After Me”

The Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, told a team of Daily Trust editors, in an exclusive interview, has accused APC members with 2019 Presidential ambition of twisting the content of his memo to President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve sinister motives. He said: “This is a memo from an APC governor to an APC president, but who is shouting more than everyone? It is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) people that are trying to describe who I am to an APC president. Many of these things going on are being driven by the PDP, who think that they have got something to mind. Secondly, within our party, there are people that have started running for the presidency. There are people that think Buhari is finished and will not run for a second time, blah blah blah. They are running for ...

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