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Ex-Newcastle boss McClaren: Howe needs director of football support quickly
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Ex-Newcastle boss McClaren: Howe needs director of football support quickly

Former Newcastle boss Steve McClaren says the club needs to hire a director of football as matter of priority. Michael Emenalo is reportedly the leading candidate for the job, however the Magpies' search could extend beyond January, as they look to conduct a thorough process. Speaking to talkSPORT, though, McClaren thinks that his former side must appoint someone in the near future in order to provide Howe with the adequate support in day-to-day decision making. He said: “I think Newcastle made a good appointment in Eddie Howe. “I think they next need to get a good sporting director because behind the scenes, that's a tough one. “Creating a DNA at Newcastle is going to be very, very difficult and will take quite a while. Eddie can't do it on his own, he needs the support of ...
He is our family’s benefactor. We cannot work against him – Foluke Daramola’s husband, Kayode Salako defends her after she was bashed for allegedly supporting Bola Tinubu’s ‘presidential bid’
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He is our family’s benefactor. We cannot work against him – Foluke Daramola’s husband, Kayode Salako defends her after she was bashed for allegedly supporting Bola Tinubu’s ‘presidential bid’

Kayode Salako, the husband of actress Foluke Daramola-Salako, has come out to defend her after she was bashed online for allegedly supporting the 'presidential bid' of APC Natiaonl leader, Bola Tinubu. Foluke received heat online last week after a video of her and her colleagues singing Tinubu's praise, surfaced online, This comes following rumors of Tinubu planning to run for presidency come 2023. The video showed some Nollywood stars, sitting around a conference table, and chanting, "Asiwaju Bola Tinubu". In her defense, Foluke said she and her colleagues' presence at the gathering had nothing to do with politics. She said though she's a card carrying member of the APC, they were not there to endorse any candidate, instead they were there for a peace and unity campaign. In a...
​Sporting CP coach Amorim tells Man Utd to hire Ten Hag
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​Sporting CP coach Amorim tells Man Utd to hire Ten Hag

Sporting CP head coach Ruben Amorim joked that Manchester United should hire Ajax boss Erik ten Hag. Amorim is one of the names linked to United on an interim basis, while Ten Hag is seen as a major candidate for the permanent job at the end of the season. Ajax and Sporting are in the same group in the Champions League, and are set to play on December 7th in the last match day of the group stages. Asked during a press conference about the link to United, Amorim brushed aside suggestions that he was about to leave Sporting. He said: "We're talking about rumours here. I was clear about my future last week. "Several names were thrown around. Therefore, they're rumours that I don't give much attention to. "However, if I may, I think Manchester United should sign Ten Hag this ...
Freixa urges Barcelona to go for Man Utd striker Ronaldo
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Freixa urges Barcelona to go for Man Utd striker Ronaldo

Former Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa says they should move for Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese great is only months into his return to United, though press speculation has suggested he is already seeking an escape route. Watching from afar is Freixa, who believes Barca should make a move for the Real Madrid legend. He declared on La Porteria: "If there's ever to be a moment to make people crazy, it's now..." Thus far, sources close to Ronaldo have insisted he wishes to stay at Old Trafford.
Outcome of election shows power belongs to the people – PDP Campaign DG, Senator Ekwunife
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Outcome of election shows power belongs to the people – PDP Campaign DG, Senator Ekwunife

Senator Uche Ekwunife, the representative of Anambra central Senatorial district and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Campaign Organization for Valentine Ozigbo, has asked the new Governor-elect and the Candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), at the just-concluded gubernatorial election in Anambra state, Professor Charles Soludo to be magnanimous in victory and waste no time to assemble competent team of men and women that will tackle the numerous challenges facing the state. In a statement forwarded to DAILY POST on Wednesday night, Senator Ekwunife, commended the people of Anambra for conquering fears and fully participating in the electoral process. The federal lawmaker congratulated Soludo on his victory as declared by the Independent National...
Chelsea star Mendy ‘motivated’ by surprise Ballon d’Or snub
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Chelsea star Mendy ‘motivated’ by surprise Ballon d’Or snub

The goalkeeper was a notable absence from the award's 30-man shortlist Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy admits he was puzzled to see his name left off the Ballon d'Or shortlist, but the omission has only inspired him to achieve greater things in the future. Mendy enjoyed a dream debut season at Stamford Bridge last term, leading the Blues to Champions League glory for the second time in the club's history. But the ex-Rennes man was a conspicuous absentee when the final candidates for the traditional end-of-year award were released.  
Anambra: ‘The Youths Are Angry’ – Ex-IPOB Leader Sends Message To Soludo
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Anambra: ‘The Youths Are Angry’ – Ex-IPOB Leader Sends Message To Soludo

Governor-elect of Anambra state, Charles Soludo has been warned that Igbo youths are angry. A former deputy leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Uche Mefor revealed this today in a congratulatory message to the newly elected Governor. He urged the governor to advocate for Igbo youths in his government. Recall that the former governor of the central bank of Nigeria emerged winner of the 2021 governorship election in Anambra state on Wednesday morning. Soludo defeated his counterparts from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Young Progressive Congress (YPP) after he garnered total votes of 112,229 almost double of the candidate behind him. In a statement on his Facebook page addressed to Soludo, the former IPO...
I remain chairman of Langtang North LGA despite court ruling – Barr Zulfa
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I remain chairman of Langtang North LGA despite court ruling – Barr Zulfa

The controversy surrounding the chairmanship of Langtang North Local Government Council of Plateau State has continued as Barr. Bitrus Zulfa of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Monday said neither himself nor the Council was a party to the suit and judgment obtained by Hon. Joshua Ubandoma Laven of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party. He also said such judgment cannot be enforced against people who are not parties to the suit. DAILY POST recalls that Barr. Zulfa, the immediate past Commissioner for Housing in the State, was the candidate of the ruling APC in the October 9th, 2021 LGC elections that took place in the State, and was returned winner. Zulfa disclosed this while briefing journalists in Jos, the State Capital. He said, “I must state in unambiguous ter...
Accord candidate, Maduka loses own LGA
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Accord candidate, Maduka loses own LGA

Candidate of Accord, in the Anambra governorship election, Dr Godwin Maduka has lost his local government area, Orumba South. Maduka lost to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, which has so far won 10 out of the 11 local government areas announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The Las Vegas, US-based medical doctor and foremost pain doctor scored an abysmal 779 votes in his local government, which has 74,690 registered voters and 10,554 accredited voters. He was also defeated by all other leading political parties in the race, despite being very popular in his local government. APGA scored 4,394 to win the local government and was followed by All Progressives Congress, APC with 2,060 and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with 1,672.
A President from North-East will end insurgency – Governor Fintiri
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A President from North-East will end insurgency – Governor Fintiri

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has said electing a President from the North East will bring an end to the insurgency being witnessed in different parts of the country. The governor said this when he spoke at the 2021 North East Star Magazine awards on Thursday. Represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Maxwell Gidado, Governor Fintiri opined that insurgency in the North East would end within the first term of the Presidency of any candidate of North Eastern extraction. According to him, former chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, did his best in trying to bring the insurgency to the end but his effort only resulted in modest gains because the counter-insurgency efforts did not get the 100 per cent support required from the presidency. “The Boko Haram insurgency ...
APC member tells court to nullify Andy Uba’s nomination as party candidate for Anambra Guber
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APC member tells court to nullify Andy Uba’s nomination as party candidate for Anambra Guber

Ahead of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, a Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to nullify the primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, which produced Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba as its governorship candidate. A governorship aspirant of the APC in Anambra,Chief George Moghalu in a suit on Monday alleged that the Electoral Act and APC guidelines were brazenly raped in a purportedly primary claimed to have been conducted in June this year. In the suit instituted on his behalf by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, the plaintiff who claimed to have bought a nomination form for a whopping N23M asserted that no primary election known to law was conducted by the party. The governorship aspirant tendered the report of the Independent National Electoral Commis...
Ohanaeze knocks Raymond Dokpesi for saying a South Easterner can’t win 2023 Presidency for PDP
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Ohanaeze knocks Raymond Dokpesi for saying a South Easterner can’t win 2023 Presidency for PDP

Igbo Socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed its disappointment following the statement Chairman of Daar Communications Limited, Chief Raymond Dokpesi made about the South East not winning the 2023 presidential election for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dokpesi recently said: “The South East cannot win the election for the PDP. That is just the truth of the matter. I don’t beat around the bush; I treat issues as they are and as I understand them. There is no candidate from the South East, even I dare say there is no candidate from the South that you put in the North today that will be able to win. It is going to be a humongous challenge.” But Ohanaeze, have now responded through its National Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, saying it is disheartening that Dokp...
APC can’t give Igbo’s presidency, not set to manage Nigeria properly – Abaribe
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APC can’t give Igbo’s presidency, not set to manage Nigeria properly – Abaribe

The Senate Minority Leader, Eyinnaya Abaribe, has insisted that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would not allow the Southeast to produce its 2023 presidential candidate. Abaribe said only his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, can produce an Igbo President in 2023. In an interview on Channels Television, the PDP chieftain said the APC was not set up to manage Nigeria properly. Commenting on the possibility of an Igbo President in 2023, Abaribe said, “The man who the shoe pinches know where it hurts. The Igbos are the people in Nigeria who make conscious efforts of setting anywhere else without hurting their host. “At any point, you have never heard that they kill and maim their host so they know how to aggregate everybody’s feelings, their customs, their laws, their ...
2023 presidency: APC will support Osinbajo’s move for president – Gov Sule
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2023 presidency: APC will support Osinbajo’s move for president – Gov Sule

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, would support the presidential ambition of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Sule said APC would support Osinbajo if he declares interest to contest for the president in 2023. The governor spoke while recieving members of the Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG) in Lafia, the state capital on Monday. He described Osinbajo as a very sellable candidate for the APC, ahead of the 2023 presidential elections. Sule noted that the Vice President would help preserve APC’s legacies after President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office. He said: “Our concern is how we will sustain the party beyond President Buhari. So, if you come up with the idea, you know you will not only get my attention but the att...
NJC recommends appointment of 6 Chief Judges, 30 others as judicial officers (Full List)
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NJC recommends appointment of 6 Chief Judges, 30 others as judicial officers (Full List)

The National Judicial Council, NJC, has recommended the appointment of Chief Judges and 30 others as Judicial Officers to beef up judicial functions in some states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. At its 95th meeting held on September of 15 & 16, 2021, the council considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and recommended the 36 successful candidates to their respective state governors for appointment as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria. They are Hon. Justice Richard O. Olorunfemi as Chief Judge, Kogi State, Hon. Justice Joe Itsebaga Acha for Edo, Hon. Justice Akintoroye Williams Akin for Ondo, Hon. Justice Husseini Baba Yusuf for FCT, Hon. Justice Ekaette Francesca Fabian-Obot for Akwa Ibom and Hon. Justice J. O. Adeyeye f...
Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA
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Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA

Dr. Chima Obi Ngonadi, a close ally of the flagbearer of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has dumped the party for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Ngonadi, until his defection, was a major stakeholder and financier of the YPP in Nnewi Local Government Area of the state and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NgoBros Nigeria Limited. He contested for the Anambra House of Assembly seat of Nnewi North Constituency in the last 2019 general elections held across the state on the platform of the YPP but lost to the current member and the candidate of APGA, Hon Nonso Smart Okafor, who later defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Speaking while being received by the entire ward executives of ...
2023: No automatic ticket for new decampees – APC
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2023: No automatic ticket for new decampees – APC

Ahead of the 2023 presidential elections, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said there will be no automatic ticket to anyone who defects to the party. APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, in a statement released on Friday, September 17, said defection into the party by any person does not confer the status of an automatic candidate of the party on such individual. Akpanudoedehe, who was reacting to a misrepresentation of his views on the waiver granted new entrants and defectors by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) at its December 8, 2020 meeting in a television programme, said all party members, irrespective of the status of the person, must go through the party’s nomination process...
2023: Why APC may not zone presidency to Southwest – Senator Bulkachuwa
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2023: Why APC may not zone presidency to Southwest – Senator Bulkachuwa

Senator representing Bauchi North Senatorial District, Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may not be committed to zoning presidency to the South West, Nigeria. He said getting a material that could win election is topmost to any serious political party anywhere in the world, hence, it isn’t about zoning, but about who has the capacity and acceptability to win presidential election. Senator Bulkachuwa, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, reacted in an interview with select journalists amid agitation and counter agitation on where the ruling APC should zone its presidency in 2023. The lawmaker said, APC would be economical with zoning of presidency until the political climate will determine it, saying: “That is the nature...
Ekiti 2022: Ajijola beats ex-Deputy Governor to emerge PDP Repositioning Group candidate
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Ekiti 2022: Ajijola beats ex-Deputy Governor to emerge PDP Repositioning Group candidate

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has elected, Mr Lateef Ajijola as the group candidate for the party primary ahead of the 2022 governorship election. Ajijola, a former senatorial aspirant, in the group’s mini primary held in Ado Ekiti on Friday, defeated two other top contestants to emerge the winner. In the keenly contested poll, the Ado Ekiti born politician polled 50 votes. Another aspirant Otunba Yinka Akerele scored 26 votes, while a former deputy governor of the state, Dr. Sikiru Tai Lawal scored 4 votes. Speaking with journalists shortly after the exercise, Ajijola said the party will seek an amicable resolution of zoning agitation and allow the best aspirant to emerge the flag bearer of the party. According to him, “Well, It is still an ...
APC Congress: Five LGs kick against consensus for chairmanship position in Niger State
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APC Congress: Five LGs kick against consensus for chairmanship position in Niger State

Five out of 25 local government areas of Niger State have disagreed over the adoption of consensus candidates as proposed by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC for the Chairmanship position in the state. The state APC Congress Committee, Senator Domingo Obende who disclosed this to newsmen in Minna, said elections would be conducted in the affected councils at 10am tomorrow. However, he said five Local Governments have agreed on consensus for other positions in their LGAs. He also ruled out the imposition of candidates on the people, since stakeholders in the state have already agreed to zone positions to various areas “The exercise in the other local governments that adopted consensus in choosing their candidates that will the Affairs of their councils in the state were...
Kaduna residents lament insecurity, poor knowledge of voting machines ahead of local government elections
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Kaduna residents lament insecurity, poor knowledge of voting machines ahead of local government elections

Ahead of the September 4, 2021, local government elections in the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State, aspiring candidates for elective political positions have embarked on aggressive campaigns both at the local government levels and at the ward levels. The elections, pundits believe, are between the candidates of the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the state. Although, the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KAD-SIECOM) has expressed it’s preparedness for the conduct of the elections using upgraded Electronic Voting Machines (EVM), many residents in some of the local government areas of the state on Sunday, expressed fears of insecurity, coupled with poor knowledge of how to use the upgraded machines. Other...
Ricardo Reveals why Ronaldo Rejoined Man Utd, Warns Portugal captain
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Ricardo Reveals why Ronaldo Rejoined Man Utd, Warns Portugal captain

Former Manchester United player, Ricardo Lopez, has said his ex-teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to the club to make them champions. Pep Guardiola’s side interest cooled on Friday, paving the way for an Old Trafford return for the football star. “I was surprised that Cristiano Ronaldo went to United,” Ricardo told Radio MARCA. “He surprised me. “United are a great team, one of the European greats, but they’re not at their best now. He’ll have thought that he can go there and make them champions.” However, Ricardo warned Ronaldo, saying, “The weather is very bad. But he knows it. “It’s clear that he wants to keep growing his legendary status. “Cristiano’s arrival should inject positivity. Now they’re a candidate to win everything. ...
Lagos PDP Chairman dies from Covid-19 complications
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Lagos PDP Chairman dies from Covid-19 complications

  Adegbola Dominic, chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has died. His death was announced by Taofik Gani, the publicity secretary of the party in the state. The statement released by Gani reads: "The late senior medical practitioner has been an exceptional politician who had deployed much of his hard earned money into philantropism. He was the Medical Director of Santa Maria Hospital. "Dr Dominic was a grassroots politician from the days of Action Group. He had held many political positions, notable amongst being State SDP officer; State Chairman of PAC; National Chairman of APN (Founded by late Jakande); State Chairman of Lagos PDP. "He had also contested lagos state governorship under the platf...
Crisis Persists As Court Throws Soludo Out Declares Umeoji APGA Governorship Candidate
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Crisis Persists As Court Throws Soludo Out Declares Umeoji APGA Governorship Candidate

The High Court sitting in Owerri, on Thursday ruled in favour of Chukwuma Umeoji as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Anambra State. The court also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to recongize the Owerri Convention that produced Jude Okeke as the Chairman of the party. The court struck out the suit filed by Victor Oye asking it to stop the electoral body from recognizing and publishing the name of Umeoji as the candidate of the party in the forthcoming election. The court granted Victor the grace to appeal the earlier judgement but refused to grant the order for stay of execution. The court also went ahead to reaffirm its earlier judgment. INEC has been ordered to continue to recognize Umeoji as the candidate of the par...
Rotational presidency cannot solve Nigeria’s challenges – Jega
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Rotational presidency cannot solve Nigeria’s challenges – Jega

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega has said that a rotational presidency cannot solve the country's problems. In an interview on Arise TV programme on Monday August 16, the former INEC Chairman stated that what the country needs is a "the best person with competence, capacity, experience." Jega said; “The way Nigeria is now, we need the best person with competence, capacity, experience to be the president to get this country out of the challenges we have presently. “That person can come from the north, south, east or the west, but the important thing is that even if political parties decide that a candidate should come from a particular area, what we need to do is that Nigerians must interrogate the capacity of that person to ...
2023 election: The President will not support any aspirant until a Candidate of the party emerges – Adesina
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2023 election: The President will not support any aspirant until a Candidate of the party emerges – Adesina

Presidential aide, Femi Adesina has said that his principal will not support aspirant ahead of the 2023 election until a candidate of his party, All Progressives Congress emerges. Adesina who was responding to reports on if Buhari’s recent visit to Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the APC had a link to the 2023 election in an interview on Channels Television, noted that Buhari still has almost two years more in office and starting to support someone now will just be like jumping the gun. He also recounted how the President stopped people from campaigning for him before the 2019 election began. The presidential aide reiterated that Buhari's visit to Tinubu was "all about goodwill and best wishes". Adesina said;   “That meeting actually happened, but it is all about goodwill...
Happy Birthday to an Erudite Young professor, Lilian O. Orogbu
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Happy Birthday to an Erudite Young professor, Lilian O. Orogbu

Here comes the birthday of an erudite young Professor Lilian O. Orogbu, a Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management. The female professor Lillian Orogbu is the next Deputy Governor of Anambra State. She is the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the election in Anambra State holding in November 6. She is the Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. Orogbu was also one of the resource persons at the popular Stanel Youth Program, “Access More With Stanel" along side Prof. Pat Utomi, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, Dr.Allen Onyema, Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson motors among others. Your remarkable contributions to the growth of the Nigerian entrepreneurial development is highly appreciated. Ma...
Atiku Denies Having A Hand In Plot To Remove Secondus As PDP Chairman
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Atiku Denies Having A Hand In Plot To Remove Secondus As PDP Chairman

Presidential Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has debunked claims of plotting to remove the National Chairman of the Party, Prince Uche Secondus. Atiku described the claims associating him to the plot as “beer parlour talk” and mischief, in a statement on Wednesday by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibeh. He said that he had already triggered a reconciliation process with party stakeholder and that he even visited Port Harcourt and Delta for the purpose of strengthening the party and cannot all of a sudden make a u-turn and get involved in processes that are alien to the constitution of the PDP “Atiku is an individual, yes a major stakeholder in the party, and he has taken steps to bring everybody together to see how these issues can be peacefully ...
Dias is becoming a ‘real captaincy candidate’ at Manchester City, says Dunne
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Dias is becoming a ‘real captaincy candidate’ at Manchester City, says Dunne

The former defender thinks the Portuguese star has all the necessary qualities to inherit leadership duties at Etihad Stadium in the coming years Ruben Dias is fast becoming a "real captaincy candidate" at Manchester City, according to Richard Dunne. City spent £65 million ($90m) to bring Dias to Manchester from Benfica last summer, and the Portuguese justified the club's initial investment in his talent by playing a key role in their run to a fifth Premier League title. Dias struck up a formidable partnership with John Stones at the back as Pep Guardiola's side finished with the best defensive record in the division, and Dunne believes he can reach even greater heights in the coming years.
Messi Named Favourite to win Ballon d’Or
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Messi Named Favourite to win Ballon d’Or

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said Lionel Messi is the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or award this year. Messi has already won the prize six times in the past – the most by any player in history. Earlier this month, the 34-year-old led Argentina to Copa America triumph in Brazil. With that victory, Messi has finally added an international title, which was the only silverware missing from his stunning CV. Koeman believes his captain deserves recognition for his individual brilliance for both club and country over the past 12 months. “He has shown time and again he is the best in the world. I know how much he wanted to win the Copa América and he has done it at last. “Messi is the prime candidate for the Ballon d’Or after a great season and, for me, he is the fa...
PDP, Soludo missing as INEC Releases List of Anambra Gov Candidates
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PDP, Soludo missing as INEC Releases List of Anambra Gov Candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dropped the name of former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof Charles Soludo as the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), clearing Chukwuma Michael Umeoji and Orogbu Obiageli as the governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the party. The state governorship election will hold on November 6, 2021. In a statement signed and released by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr Festus Okoye, INEC left the columns of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) citing court order for reasons for accommodating or dropping the candidates on the list. The electoral commission, however, cleared Emmanuel Andy Uba and Johnbosco Okechukwu Anaedobe as the gov...
Rotational Presidency is Unconstitutional – Governor Yahaya Bello
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Rotational Presidency is Unconstitutional – Governor Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that rotation of the presidency between the Northern and Southern regions of the country is unconstitutional. Speaking at the opening session of a two-day workshop for some selected crime and political reporters in Abuja, Bello stressed that what the country needs is “a President of Nigeria and not of any zone.” He said;   “The Nigeria of today deserves the best. Nigeria is a ship or a flight that requires the best captain to steer or lead the affairs of the nation to a desire destination. “I will suggest that we should allow the best candidate to emerge who will unify this country? Who will solve the problems that we are facing today? *Who will build on the legacy that Mr. President leave behind? That is my position on ...
Supreme Court dismisses PDP’s appeal, upholds Senator Abiru’s victory
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Supreme Court dismisses PDP’s appeal, upholds Senator Abiru’s victory

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi's appeal for disqualification of Senator Adetokunbo Abiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from continuing to represent Lagos East Senatorial District, has been struck out by the Supreme Court. Gbadamosi and the PDP through their counsel, Senior Advocate Of Nigeria Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa had challenged Abiru’s eligibility to contest the election, raising, among others, allegations of double voter registration, residency and indigeneship. They approached the apex court after losing at the lower and appellate courts. Justice Adamu Jauro who wrote the lead judgment upheld the arguments of Senior Advocates Of Nigeria, Kemi Pinheiro for Abiru and Abiodun Owonikoko for APC, that the appeal lacked merit. The court...
2021 UTME: JAMB denies rescheduling exam for candidates
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2021 UTME: JAMB denies rescheduling exam for candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday said it has not fixed another examination for any category of candidates on July 3 as being peddled in some quarters. The board’s Head of Media and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos that the report “is not correct’’. Benjamin noted that almost all results of candidates, who sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), have been released. According to him, JAMB has at no point thereafter announced any form of examination for any category of candidates. “No examination has been fixed for any category of candidates. “The attention of the board was drawn to a twitter message credited to it that it had fixed another examination for candid...
2021 UTME: Parents, candidate decry low marks as JAMB releases results
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2021 UTME: Parents, candidate decry low marks as JAMB releases results

Reactions have continued to trail the recently released result of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination ( UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Some candidates and parents who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews in Bwari, Abuja, expressed displeasure. JAMB on Friday, June 25, released the first batch of results of candidates who sat for the examination between Saturday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 22. Expressing her displeasure with her score, Oluwakemi Moses, a candidate who wanted to study medicine, said she scored 167. She explained that it was not only too low but also below her first attempt at the examination in 2020. “I wrote UTME last year and scored 198; that was why I sat for it again...
Tottenham in talks with former Wolves boss Nuno over managerial role
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Tottenham in talks with former Wolves boss Nuno over managerial role

The Portuguese manager has emerged as the latest coach linked with the job, following the likes of Antonio Conte, Gennaro Gattuso and Paulo Fonseca Former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is in talks to become Tottenham's next manager, Goal can confirm. Spurs have been on the hunt for a permanent manager since dismissing Jose Mourinho in April, with Ryan Mason stepping in to take charge on an interim basis. In the months since, the club has been linked with several big-name candidates, with Nuno the latest to hold discussions with those in charge at Tottenham.
Tottenham Identify new Candidate for Manager job
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Tottenham Identify new Candidate for Manager job

Tottenham Hotspur have identified former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, as a new candidate to coach the club. The Guardian reports that Santo is now the leading contender for the Tottenham job after Spurs sounded out former Barcelona boss, Ernesto Valverde. Recall that Tottenham parted company with their former manager, Jose Mourinho, in mid-April. The Premier League side is yet to replace Mourinho ahead of the 2021/22 season. Tottenham have held talks with Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso over the role in recent weeks, but negotiations with each of those candidates collapsed. Meanwhile, Santo left his role at Wolves last month. The Portuguese is now being considered despite Tottenham board previously indicating they were not int...
Anambra governorship election: APGA suspends Soludo, three others
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Anambra governorship election: APGA suspends Soludo, three others

The Jude Okeke-led National Working Committee (NWC) of APGA has suspended a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and governorship aspirant, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo from the party for anti-party activities.   The decision was taken at the NWC meeting of the party which held on Tuesday night, June 22.   Speaking to newsmen in Abuja today, June 23, the acting national publicity secretary of the Jude Okeke-faction of the party, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, said the party resolved to suspend Prof. Soludo and three other members due to their unrelenting effort at ensuring that the party is not united to focus on winning the governorship election, anti-party activities, administration of oath on party officials, bribery of party officials, sabotage, promotion of division, ...
JAMB: Candidates say power outage delays exams
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JAMB: Candidates say power outage delays exams

Some candidates who sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Maraba and some parts of the nation’s capital, Abuja, have complained of some slight technical issues at their Computer Based Centre (CBT), while some described the exercise, as peaceful and hitch-free. They made the remarks, while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitored the exercise in Abuja and Mararaba on Saturday. Some of the candidates said that they were made to sit for the examination after having been thoroughly checked by security agents and JAMB officials. At the Royal Midland CBT centre in Maraba, a candidate, Ayuba Perez, disclosed that the centre experienced a power outage which delayed the examination. He said, “The examination was calm as the environme...
Late Head of State, Murtala Mohammed’s son joins APC four years after quitting politics
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Late Head of State, Murtala Mohammed’s son joins APC four years after quitting politics

Abba Risqua, son of a former Nigerian Head of State, Murtala Muhammad has joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) four years after quitting politics. Risqua who was the running mate of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state in the 2015 election, had announced his withdrawal from politics in December 2017 to enable him concentrate on his businesses. On Saturday June 12, he joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) at an occasion to mark the Democracy Day in Kano. The defection ceremony which took place at Kano Pillars Stadium, Sabon-Gari, was hosted by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Risqua joined the ruling party with former governorship candidates of the People Redemption Party (PRP) and Green Party of Nigeria (GNP), Salisu Sagir and...
Sports ministry dissolves AFN board
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Sports ministry dissolves AFN board

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has dissolved the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), upon the expiration of its term. The ministry said this in a statement by John Joshua-Akanji, Special Adviser to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday in Abuja. It stated the board was dissolved upon the expiration of its tenure.“Pursuant to article 10.4 of the 2017 constitution of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, the ministry hereby dissolves the board of the AFN, ” the ministry said. The ministry said it understood that the AFN would be holding an elective congress on Monday. “We have advised that the elections should be organised in accordance with the 2017 constitution of the AFN as contained in the agreement reached a...
West Ham manager, David Moyes agrees new three-year deal amid Everton interest
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West Ham manager, David Moyes agrees new three-year deal amid Everton interest

David Moyes has reportedly agreed his new contract at West Ham despite the interest of former club Everton. The 58-year-old led West Ham to their second-best Premier League finish of sixth and qualification for Europe and has decided to commit himself to the club for the next three years. The news will delight West Ham supporters as they feared Moyes would have been tempted away by former club Everton who had shortlisted the Scot as a potential candidate to replace Carlo Ancelotti to moved to Real Madrid. Speaking earlier this week, first-team coach Stuart Pearce revealed Moyes had agreed in principle to remain at West Ham. 'For all intents and purposes he has agreed and the club have agreed to extend his contract as such,' he told talkSPORT. 'I am not asking for time,' Moye...
German FA must speed up Flick pursuit with Bayern coach in ‘great demand’, says Rummenigge
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German FA must speed up Flick pursuit with Bayern coach in ‘great demand’, says Rummenigge

The Allianz Arena chief says the German is the ideal man to succeed Joachim Low, but has also warned that he could receive other offers The German football association (DFB) must speed up their pursuit of Hansi Flick, according to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who says that the Bayern Munich coach will be in "great demand" this summer. Flick has been touted as the main candidate to replace Joachim Low as Germany's next manager following the European Championship. The DFB has already confirmed that it has held initial talks with the 56-year-old, but a final agreement has yet to be reached, with Rummenigge warning that he will have plenty of other options to consider if negotiations fail to advance soon.
Iniobong Umoren: Justice must prevail – Atiku reacts to murder of job seeker
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Iniobong Umoren: Justice must prevail – Atiku reacts to murder of job seeker

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, has called for justice to be served on those behind the rape and murder of one Miss Iniobong Umoren, who was declared missing a few days ago. Atiku on his Twitter page while condoling with the family of the victim charged the police and security agencies to do everything possible to ensure justice prevails for the family. The former presidential candidate wrote: “Over the past two days, I saw how Iniubong Umoren united Nigerians in a way that was admirable, yet, tragic. This is heart-rending. “I call on the Nigeria Police and other security agencies to do all within their powers to ensure that justice prevails for her family and all Nigerians. They made great efforts to #FindHinnyHumoren. “May God grant her family and friends the fortitude...
Tacha Warns Religious leaders to Stop using the Name of God to Influence Voter’s Decision Ahead of 2023 Election
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Tacha Warns Religious leaders to Stop using the Name of God to Influence Voter’s Decision Ahead of 2023 Election

Tacha has asked religious leaders to desist from using the name of God to influence voter's decisions. The BBNaija reality star took to her Instagram Stories to say that "Nigeria has been set back by 50 years" and it will take us several years to make progress. She warned religious leaders not to use their prophesies to make matters worse for the country during the next election. She pointed out that she respects religion and religious leaders but said it's troubling that when it's election period, religious leaders come out to claim that God spoke to them that a particular candidate should lead. "2023 election is coming up, support your candidate.  If God did not say anything to you, don't involved him," she told pastors. Watch her speak in the video below.
Insecurity: Oyo to deploy Man O’ War operatives to schools
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Insecurity: Oyo to deploy Man O’ War operatives to schools

Man O’ War operatives will now be deployed by the Oyo state government to primary and secondary schools across the state in a bid to curb insecurity. Governor Seyi Makinde made the announcement on Thursday April 29 when he received national executives of the paramilitary organisation at his office. A statement released by Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor read; “Man O’ War, as an organisation, I know is trying its best. I can testify to the role Man O’ War played during the elections that I participated in as governorship candidate in 2015 and 2019. So, I will renew my commitment in Man O’ War. “Yes, the nation is faced with insecurity challenges right now all over the place. We have insurgency in the north-east, banditry in the north-west. We have herders/fa...
Tottenham Identify Leipzig Boss Nagelsmann As Mourinho Replacement
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Tottenham Identify Leipzig Boss Nagelsmann As Mourinho Replacement

Tottenham Hotspur have made RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann their preferred candidate to replace sacked Jose Mourinho. Mourinho was sacked on Monday morning, just six days before Spurs face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final. Sportsmail has reported a series of stories since February indicating Mourinho was facing losing his job following a largely disappointing season. Indeed, Spurs have been preparing for Mourinho’s departure for a number of weeks with Nagelsmann now understood to be aware of the club’s interest in him. Intriguingly, the German is said to be open to joining Spurs this summer which should encourage chairman Daniel Levy. However, there is growing skepticism about Spurs’ chances of landing the highly-rated 33-year-old. Naglesmann still has two year...
Djibouti Veteran Leader, Ismail Omar Guelleh, 73, Re-elected as President for 5th Term
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Djibouti Veteran Leader, Ismail Omar Guelleh, 73, Re-elected as President for 5th Term

Djibouti veteran leader, Ismail OmarGuelleh has been re-elected as president for the fifth term after being declared the winner in Friday April 9 presidential election in Djibouti. "Thank you for your trust, thank you Djibouti. Let's continue together," Guelleh said on Twitter shortly after results were announced. Guelleh, 73, who has been in power since 1999 was re-elected with 98.58 % of the vote, defeating Zakaria Ismail Farah, an independent and a newcomer candidate. "President Ismail Omar Guelleh obtained 167,535 votes, which is 98.58 percent," Interior Minister Moumin Ahmed Cheick told public broadcaster RTD early Saturday, adding that confirmed results would be released soon by the Constitutional Council. Farah, a 56-year-old cleaning products importer, ended up ...
Kaduna Lawmaker Dies Four Months after he was Reinstated by Appeal Court
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Kaduna Lawmaker Dies Four Months after he was Reinstated by Appeal Court

A member of the House of Representatives representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, Suleiman Aliyu, has died. According to Daily Nigerian, the lawmaker died in the early hours of Tuesday, April 6, at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State after a brief illness. He was aged 53. The deceased had in November 2020, won his case at the Court of Appeal which reinstated him as both the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the winner of the February 23, 2019 House of Representatives election for Lere Federal Constituency.
Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement
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Real Madrid Identifies Zidane’s Replacement

  Real Madrid could appoint club legend, Raul Gonzalez, if they are unable to convince Zinedine Zidane to sign a new contract, according to Diario AS. Zidane has just over one year left on his current deal. The Frenchman has regularly cast doubt on his future since he returned for a second spell as Los Blancos boss in 2019. While Los Blancos chiefs still hope Zidane will commit his future to the club, they have lined up two targets in case he departs. Real’s president, Florentino Perez, is keen on Raul and outgoing Germany boss Joachim Low. Low will leave his role after this summer’s European Championship, while Raul is considered the more likely candidate. Raul scored 323 goals in 741 appearances for the club during his playing days.

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