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INTERPOL Elects Nigeria’s Assistant Police Inspector General, Baba Umar Its Vice President For Africa
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INTERPOL Elects Nigeria’s Assistant Police Inspector General, Baba Umar Its Vice President For Africa

INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, has elected Nigeria's Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG GARBA Baba Umar as the Vice President (Africa) and Executive Committee Member of the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) - INTERPOL. Umar was the Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Nigeria. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba on Thursday said Umar was elected in the early hours of that day "in the 89th INTERPOL General Assembly currently holding at the Halic Congress Hall, Istanbul, Turkey". The statement said, "The year 2021 General Assembly, which have in attendance 470 Police Chiefs, Ministers and Senior Law Enforcement Officials from the 195 INTERPOL member countries, seeks to identify areas where the ...
Peter Obi can’t achieve anything politically unless he returns to our party – APGA national chairman
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Peter Obi can’t achieve anything politically unless he returns to our party – APGA national chairman

Victor Oye, national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has said the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People's Democratic Party in 2019 election, Peter Obi “cannot achieve anything” unless he returns to the party where he was elected as Governor of Anambra state in 2006 and also ended up spending two terms in office. Oye in an interview on Arise TV, accused Obi of reneging on his “vow” on never leaving APGA  “until death do them apart”. He claimed that Obi has “never achieved anything ever since”. Oye said in the interview; "If Obi wants to achieve anything politically, he should come back to APGA. “Go to Anambra state, workers are paid every 25th to 27th of the month. No government since Peter Obi till now have failed in that responsibility. Remember that...
Over 1,000 PDP loyalists in Jigawa decamp to APC
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Over 1,000 PDP loyalists in Jigawa decamp to APC

About 1, 266 members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP have decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Jigawa State. Alhaji Aminu Sani, the State APC chairman, received the decampees on Sunday in Maigatari Local Government Area. This comes weeks after he was elected as the new State’s Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC. It was gathered that all the state’s executive members from ward to state Congress emerged through consensus, in accordance with the party’s constitution. Receiving the decampees in Maigatari, the party chairman said the development had clearly indicated that the party had fulfilled its promises. Represented by the party youth leader, Alhaji Ibrahim Ya’u, he said the decampees would be given equal rights as every member of the party. ...
25-Year-Old Suleiman Mohammed Emerges PDP National Youth Leader
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25-Year-Old Suleiman Mohammed Emerges PDP National Youth Leader

Prince Mohammed Kadade Suleiman, a 25-year-old man, has emerged as the National Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Daily Post reports. Suleiman, who hails from Kaduna State, NorthWest geopolitical zone of Nigeria, emerged through consensus on Saturday during the just concluded National Convention of the party in Abuja. The convention, which was concluded on Sunday morning, had a former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu elected as the national chairman of the party. While Umar Damagum emerged Deputy National Chairman (North), Taofeek Arapaja was elected Deputy National Chairman (South).
End SARS: Lekki incident, dark cloud in Nigeria’s history – Akase
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End SARS: Lekki incident, dark cloud in Nigeria’s history – Akase

On the occasion of the one-year remembrance of End SARS protests, a governorship aspirant in Benue State, Mr. Terver Akase, has said that the shooting of some Nigerian youths during the protests at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020, has left a dark spot on the country’s history and painful memories in the minds of all lovers of peace and justice. The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship hopeful recalled with sadness how peaceful and unarmed youths demanding for the reformation of the country were brutally shot and some lost their lives. Akase, who is the immediate past Chief Press Secretary to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, sympathized with the families of the victims and expressed hope that the patriotic resilience and sacrifice of the affected youths will ...
Fumio Kishida resumes office today as Japan’s new Prime Minister
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Fumio Kishida resumes office today as Japan’s new Prime Minister

Fumio Kishida has taken over as Japan's new Prime Minister on Monday, October 4. Kishida, 64, who was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last week, was officially confirmed as the country's 100th Prime Minister following a parliamentary vote . A moderate liberal, Kishida inherits a Japan that has suffered surging Covid-19 infections, a stagnating economy, a rapidly aging population and increasing tensions with China. Kishida served as the country's foreign minister from 2012 to 2017 under Abe, Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister. He succeeds outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who announced earlier this month he would not run in his party's leadership election Kishida's new Cabinet is made up of 20 members, 13 have no previous Cabinet experience...
Northern Govs never opposed power shift to the South- Gov El-Rufai
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Northern Govs never opposed power shift to the South- Gov El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has clarified the position of the Northern governors over the power shift controversy, saying his colleagues in the north never opposed the presidency going to the South in 2023, but were only against the language used by their Southern colleagues.   The Northern Governors Forum, in a communiqué read by their chairman and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, after their emergency meeting on Monday, September 27, had said   “The Forum observed that some northern states governors had earlier expressed views for a power-shift to three Geo-Political Zone in the south to promote unity and peace in the nation. Notwithstanding their comments, the Forum unanimously condemn the statement by the Southern Governor’s Forum that ...
Afenifere spokesperson reacts to Northern Governors Forum’s position on power rotation
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Afenifere spokesperson reacts to Northern Governors Forum’s position on power rotation

The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Jare Ajayi, has reacted to the position of the Northern Governors Forum concernin power shift come 2023. The Northern Governors had a meeting on Monday, September 27, where they deliberated on calls for power shift to the South in 2023, stating that it is unconstitutional as the constitution says that an elected president shall score the majority votes; score at least 25% of the votes cast in 2/3 States of the Federation. Reacting to this development, Ajayi expressed surprise at the position of the governors saying some northern governors had said before that power should come to the South in 2023. Speaking to Punch, Ajayi said “This new position by the governors indicated that the issue of forging unity in the country is only on th...
Women elected Mayors in Morocco’s leading cities
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Women elected Mayors in Morocco’s leading cities

Three women have been elected Mayors in Morocco's leading cities, following a nationwide parliamentary, regional and municipal polls on September 8. On Friday September 24, Rabat - Asmaa Rhlalou, a member of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) became the first woman mayor of Morocco’s capital Rabat. The new mayor of Rabat defeated two other candidates. Hassan Lachgar from the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), and Badia Bennani from the Justice and Development Party (PJD). Speaking after her election, Rhlalou said; “It’s a historical day for the city of lights." On Monday September 20, Nabila Rmili who is also another RNI member, was elected as mayor of Casablanca, Morocco’s commercial capital and biggest city with 3.5 million residents. Authenticity and Modern...
Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected President – Hakeem Baba-Ahmed
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Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected President – Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has said heaven will not fall if another northerner is elected the next President of Nigeria, DailyTrust reported. He stated this while delivering a keynote address at the maiden Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series organised by the students wing of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, at the weekend. According to Baba-Ahmed, northerners are not second-class citizens and will not accept to serve as a second fiddle in 2023, when the region has the population to go to clinch the first position. "The North is not for sale and northerners will surprise those waiting for them to queue up in 2023 and be given money in exchange for their votes.” he said. He said anyone who d...
APC Congress: Umahi inaugurates 171 APC elected wards executives
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APC Congress: Umahi inaugurates 171 APC elected wards executives

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Friday inaugurated 171 executives of the All Progressive Congress, APC, who was elected during the ward congress of the party that took place at the 13 local government areas of the state. DAILY POST gathered that the inauguration took place ahead of the forthcoming APC local government congress slated to hold in the 13 LGA of the state on Saturday. The inauguration, which took place at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki, witnessed in attendance, all prominent stakeholders of the party including former federal lawmakers, among others. The governor, however, charged the newly-elected wards executives of the party to be loyal and be committed especially now that elections draw nearer. The governor also declared his readiness to suppo...
If Buhari has done nothing, he has improved the value of land in your village – Amaechi tells Nigerians
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If Buhari has done nothing, he has improved the value of land in your village – Amaechi tells Nigerians

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that value has been added to the lives of Nigerians by the Buhari-led administration. Reiterating that the infrastructural projects embarked upon by the current administration has rubbed off positively on people in different ways in an interview with Daily Trust, the Minister maintained that most of the problems people are blaming this government for predates it. Amaechi added that even if Buhari has done nothing since he was elected, he has increased the value of lands in villages as people are now competing in the purchase of lands following the construction of railways and roads. He said; “They blame us for insecurity, but they must not forget that the reason there is insecurity is that the economy does not empower Nige...
Barcelona to have Female president – Laporta
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Barcelona to have Female president – Laporta

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has said the club will have a female president in the next 10 years. The Laliga club elect a new president every six years. Laporta was elected in March to return for a second spell in the role. All the 41 people who have presided over the club since it was founded in 1899 have been men, but Laporta is hopeful that trend will change in the not-too-distant future. “Barcelona will have a female president inside 10 years. “It is long overdue that women are given the recognition they deserve and have earned. “There are a lot of women capable of being on the board and I think in less than 10 years one will be president,” he predicted on Sunday in an interview with TV3.
CNG’s call for Governor Masari’s resignation unnecessary – DG media, Katsina
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CNG’s call for Governor Masari’s resignation unnecessary – DG media, Katsina

The Director-General of Media in Katsina State, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi has condemned the call made by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) asking his Boss, Governor Aminu Bello Masari to resign. Malumfashi condemned CNG’s call in a press statement he made available to DAILY POST on Saturday. He said constitutionally elected officeholders, like Governor Masari, would not succumb to the intimidation by some self-serving disgruntled elements, masquerading as human rights campaigners. Explaining that the Nigerian Constitution has provided the necessary protocols for easing out Governors if they are found wanting in the discharge of their responsibilities, he maintained that the state house of assembly knows what to do should the need arises. He noted that Masari was not the firs...
Former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, Dies at 74
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Former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, Dies at 74

A former Plateau Central Senator and deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ibrahim Nasiru Mantu, is dead. He was 74 years old. Late Mantu died in the early hours of Tuesday, August 17 at a private hospital in Abuja after nine days of sickness and isolation. In 2001 he was elected Deputy Senate President under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), a position he held till 2007. Mantu, who hails from Gindiri District in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, worked in various establishments before joining politics He will be buried by 2pm today. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
An exercise in despair’ – Barcelona president Laporta slams predecessor Bartomeu over €1.35bn debt
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An exercise in despair’ – Barcelona president Laporta slams predecessor Bartomeu over €1.35bn debt

The Camp Nou chief has responded to a letter from the previous president accusing him of playing a key role in the club's current financial problems Barcelona president Joan Laporta has slammed his predecessor Josep Maria Bartomeu while revealing the club's staggering financial losses. Laporta was elected president at Camp Nou for a second term in March, replacing Bartomeu following his resignation at the end of the 2019-20 season. Bartomeu left Barca in financial disarray as they ended up posting record debts in excess of €1 billion (£849m/$1.18bn) at the start of the year, and Laporta has now revealed the full extent of the mess he has been trying to clean up.
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There is Danger ahead – Keyamo warns APC after Governor Akeredolu’s Victory at Supreme Court

Minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo has warned members of the All Progressives Congress of danger ahead after the Supreme Court Judgement which ratified the victory of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The dissenting judgement which was read by Justice Peter-Odili, centered on the legitimacy of Governor Mai Mala Buni as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caretaker chairman. Recall that the Yobe state governor was appointed after the removal of elected Chairman Adams Oshiomhole on June 16, 2020 for an initial six month period, but his position was renewed indefinitely. Odili had disclosed that the APC, by Article 17(4) of its constitution has provided for how its affairs should be managed and what offices its members could occupy at a time. The dissenti...
Akeredolu says TB Joshua gave him money after he won the election
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Akeredolu says TB Joshua gave him money after he won the election

Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo state governor, was at the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN), Friday, July 9, to pay his last respects to the founder, TB Joshua. At the funeral service for the televangelist, who is an Ondo state indigene, the Ondo state governor eulogized the deceased. Akeredolu described the deceased as a "special child" and a man of peace and love. He said the late church leader visited him after he won the governorship election, but did not say if it was when he was first elected in 2016 or reelected in 2020. Akeredolu said: "He touched lives of special people economically and spiritually. We want to recall him for the great works he did on this side of the divide. "I can testify personally to the good things I have benefitted from him. When I won the gov...
El-Rufai’s wife, Hadiza elected Northern Governors Wives’ chairperson
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El-Rufai’s wife, Hadiza elected Northern Governors Wives’ chairperson

The wife of Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has been elected Chairperson of the Northern Governors Wives’ Forum (NGWF).   Hadiza Isma El-Rufai was unanimously elected for a two-year tenure and will take over from Amina Bello, wife of Niger Governor Abubakar Bello.   The new executive members were elected on Monday, June 29, in Abuja.   Olufolake Abdulrazaq (Kwara) was elected the Vice-Chairperson, while Anna Ishaku (Taraba) was elected Secretary. Mariya Tambuwal (Sokoto) is the Welfare Officer, Asma’u Yahaya (Gombe) emerged Treasurer, and Regina Lalong (Plateau) was elected Public Relations Officer.   Calling for increased participation of women in politics, the forum leader demanded that women be given adequate opportunities to contribute to na...
UNIJOS Senate elects Ejikeme Acting Vice-Chancellor
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UNIJOS Senate elects Ejikeme Acting Vice-Chancellor

The Senate of the University of Jos, Jos in Plateau State, has elected Professor Gray Goziem Ejikeme as Acting Vice- Chancellor of the institution. DAILY POST gathered that Ejikeme was elected by Senate of the University at its emergency meeting on Friday. Ejikeme, a professor of Clinical Psychology and Social Work replaces Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako whose single five-year tenure expires next week. Our correspondent gathered that the need to get a new Vice- Chancellor for the university became necessary so as to avoid a leadership vacuum in the institution. DAILY POST reports that Ejikeme is the Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Administration) of the University. Ejikeme, who served the university in many capacities, would succed Professor Sebastian Maimako on 23rd June this y...
APC Governors Agree to Implement Judicial and Legislative Autonomy
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APC Governors Agree to Implement Judicial and Legislative Autonomy

Governors elected under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) are set to commence process for implementation of autonomy of the judiciary and state legislature as directed by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) Committee and other stakeholders. Chairman of the Forum, Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state said the decision was reached at an emergency meeting of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) where the recommendations of Gov Aminu Tambuwal- led NGF Committee were reviewed. Attorneys-General of APC- controlled States have been directed to begin consultations with a view to providing necessary legal framework for the implementation of the policy. Bagudu said;   "Endorsed agreements reached by the Governor Tambuwal-led NGF Committee and enjoined all APC ...
Buhari is an unrepentant tribalist – Afenifere slams Nigerian President
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Buhari is an unrepentant tribalist – Afenifere slams Nigerian President

Yoruba Pan Socio-Political Group, Afenifere have slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment during an interview on Arise TV.   The group's Secretary General, Chief Sola Ebiseni stated that the President's engagement was full of lies, inconsistencies, contradictions and utter disrespect for the ethnic nationalities including their elected governors. They also described him as an "unrepentant tribalist".   The statement titled ”Our irredeemable President” read;    ”Buhari has sheer contempt for Nigerians as an unrepentant tribalist. “First, his arranged interview on Arise Television is not a substitute for the clamour of Nigerians that the President, as the father of the Federation, should speak to Nigerians in this critical times. “Secondly, his...
 Mexican model-turned-politician offers free boob jobs for women voters if she wins her election
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 Mexican model-turned-politician offers free boob jobs for women voters if she wins her election

A Mexican model-turned-politician has promised women voters free boob jobs if she gets elected in the country's polls. Rocio Pino's campaign slogans include “Give your mum t**s”, “Because a woman with t**s is an empowered woman” and “With me, your vote counts for two”, Daily Star reported. Pino, who goes by the moniker La Grosera meaning “The Rude One”, is a candidate for the centre-left Progressive Social Networks (PSN) party in the state of Sonora. She had stripped naked and flaunted her ample assets as part of her election campaign, which ended on Sunday with vote counting currently underway. She first gained fame through her her sexual content page, which has attracted 59,300 likes. Pino shared on her website that what made her want to go into politics was help...
Isaac Herzog Elected as Israel’s 11th President
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Isaac Herzog Elected as Israel’s 11th President

Jewish Agency chairman, Isaac Herzog has been elected as the11th president of the State of Israel after receiving 87 votes from parliamentary members in a secret ballot vote in the Knesset plenum. 60-year-old Herzog's opponent, Israel Prize-winning educator Miriam Peretz received 27 votes and three Members abstained. Had she been elected, Peretz would have become Israel’s first woman president. It was the largest victory in any presidential election in Israel’s history. Herzog will take over from President Reuven Rivlin when his term ends on July 9. Wednesday’s presidential vote came as Israeli politicians from across the spectrum were holding 11th-hour negotiations to cobble together a new administration aimed at ending Prime Minister Netanyahu’s 12 straight years in office. ...
Lala Akindoju Criticizes Nigerian Leaders for their ‘Lack of Empathy’ for the People
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Lala Akindoju Criticizes Nigerian Leaders for their ‘Lack of Empathy’ for the People

Actress, Lala Akindoju has criticized the Nigerian political leaders for not attempting to show empathy towards the citizens who elected them. She said it's troubling that despite the increase in insecurity in the country, Nigerian leaders carry on as though all is well. She added that they attend parties, give speeches but don't tackle the issues plaguing the nation. She also criticized the leaders for setting aside only 2 days for the constitution review, noting that they spend way more time and resources on political campaigns campaigns rallies. Read her post below.
Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame
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Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona inducted into Premier League Hall of Fame

Manchester United legend, Eric Cantona has been inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame. The former French striker becomes just the third ex-player to be inducted, joining Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry, following his glittering career in England which saw him score 70 goals in 156 Premier League appearances and claim four league titles. Speaking on his induction, Catona said: 'I am very happy and very proud, but at the same time I am not surprised. I would've been surprised if I had not been elected. 'I think maybe there are nearly 30 players who could've been elected. Me, it's different. If you have to elect one, it's me. 'But the other ones are all great. Me? I'm exceptional.' Former England striker Alan Shearer and ex-France forward Thierry Henry became the fir...
FUTO Gets New Female Vice Chancellor
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FUTO Gets New Female Vice Chancellor

Prof Nnenna Oti has been elected as the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) by the Governing Council of the institution. Prof. Oti who was the deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic before her new appointment, will be succeeding outgoing vice chancellor, Prof. Francis Eze. The Univeristy's new Vice Chancellor who is from Ebonyi state, emerged victorious with 75.5 points to beat six other candidates. Her closest rival was Prof. Ikechukwu Dozie who scored 69.7 points.
You’re Not Elected To Complain Of Ex-leaders, CAN Tells Buhari
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You’re Not Elected To Complain Of Ex-leaders, CAN Tells Buhari

THE Christian Association of Nigeria on Tuesday berated the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), describing him as incompetent. The CAN also described the current administration as being religiously biased. The President of the association, Samson Ayokunle, said this in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital while speaking at the Holy Convocation organised by the Victory Life Bible Church. Ayokunle, who spoke on the theme of the convocation, ‘The state of the nation: The way forward’, argued that the insecurity and other vices being witnessed in the country were as a result of negligence on the part of the Buhari administration. Ayokunle, who also worried about the spate of insecurity and criminality in the country, lamented that criminals were being more professional t...
AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: CAF Announces Details for Tournament with 23 Teams Confirmed

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, will be held in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6. A virtual executive committee meeting chaired by CAFS’s recently elected president Patrice Motsepe, also decided that a draw to divide the 24 qualifiers into six groups will be held on June 25. A total of 23 teams have confirmed their places at the continental showpiece. They are Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The one spot left will be contested between Benin Republic and Sierra Leone. The match between the two countries in F...
Two Nigerian-Americans Elected To US National Engineering Academy
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Two Nigerian-Americans Elected To US National Engineering Academy

Two Nigerian-Americans, Oyekunle Olukotun and Oluwole Soboyejo, have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering of the United States America. Olukotun and Soboyejo were among the 104 US members and 24 international members elected into the academy this month, according to a statement by the NAE. The new members bring the academy’s total US membership to 2,353 and the number of international members to 299. The academy honours with its membership those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or dev...
DSS Reportedly Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, After he Criticised President Buhari and APC
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DSS Reportedly Arrests Governor Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, After he Criticised President Buhari and APC

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, the Special Adviser on Media to Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services' operatives. This comes hours after he called on the President Buhari-led government to either deal with bandits in the country or resign. While reacting to the abduction of 317 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Friday, February 28, Salihu had tweeted; "Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number 1 duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives & properties. Not a single day goes by without some insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.'' Hours af...
Laporta Announces Names to Join him at Barcelona if he Wins Elections
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Laporta Announces Names to Join him at Barcelona if he Wins Elections

  Barcelona presidential candidate, Joan Laporta, has officially announced the individuals he will work with should he win the elections. Laporta, a former President of the club, along with vice presidential candidate, Rafael Yuste, revealed the two key additions to their project in a press conference on Thursday evening. Former goalkeeper of the club, Victor Valdes, was one of the names the sports chiefs have chosen to work with. The other is Mateu Alemany. Valdes is currently working as the coach of the youth team but will now have to return to the club if Laporta is elected. Yuste said that Alemany will be a great addition to the club due to his vast knowledge of the game. “Alemany has enormous knowledge of football at all levels. We will be happy to have him ...
Twitter Confirms Trump’s Ban Will Remain Forever Even if he Runs Again in 2024
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Twitter Confirms Trump’s Ban Will Remain Forever Even if he Runs Again in 2024

Former US President Donald Trump’s Twitter ban will remain forever, even if he runs for president again in 2024, a top company official said on Wednesday February 10. During an interview on CNBC’s "Squawk Box," Twitter’s chief financial officer, Ned Segal, was asked if the platform would restore Trump’s account if he ran again and was elected president. In his reply, Segal said the ban is permanent, even if he ever becomes president again. “The way our policies work, when you're removed from the platform, you're removed from the platform whether you're a commentator, you're a CFO or you are a former or current public official,” Segal said. “Our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we would have to remove them fr...
Republican lawmaker, Ron Wright dies from Coronavirus
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Republican lawmaker, Ron Wright dies from Coronavirus

Republican Rep. Ron Wright of Texas has died at the age of 67, weeks after contracting COVID-19. The lawmaker took office in 2019 and announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on January 21. Wright who is the first sitting member of Congress to die from the virus, had undergone treatment for lung cancer after it was diagnosed in 2018. Wright’s office said; “As friends, family, and many of his constituents will know, Ron maintained his quick wit and optimism until the very end. “Despite years of painful, sometimes debilitating treatment for cancer, Ron never lacked the desire to get up and go to work, to motivate those around him, or to offer fatherly advice.” While Wright is the first sitting member of Congress to die after contracting Coronavirus, Luke Letlow, a Louisiana R...
AU Needs to  be Reformed to Stay Relevant – Buhari
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AU Needs to be Reformed to Stay Relevant – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for the reformation of the structures and operations of the African Union. The President who spoke during a virtual intervention at the ongoing two-day 34th Summit of the AU, also congratulated elected members of the African Union Commission, 2021, which include the Chairman, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chad, and Deputy Chairman, Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Rwanda. According to President Buhari, AU would become stale except it becomes more result oriented. A statement released by Buhari's media aide, Garba Shehu read; President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a comprehensive reform of the structures and operations of the African Union, to make it more functional in meeting targets, warning that the organization would become stale, except it become...
Recession: Buhari To Spend Highest Amount On Presidential Villa Since Elected
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Recession: Buhari To Spend Highest Amount On Presidential Villa Since Elected

Nigeria’s economy may be in a recession and the country may not have enough money to fund its 2021 budget but this has not deterred the Muhammadu Buhari administration from allocating its highest amount ever to the State House including the ‘presidential wing’ of a hospital the president seldom uses. President Muhammadu Buhari will spend N17.3 billion this year to run the State House, Nigeria’s seat of power, details of the assented 2021 budget have shown. About N3.4 billion of this approved expenditure will be spent on feeding and travel expenses for the offices of the president and the vice president. The former gets about N2.6 billion and the latter, about N873 million. The N17.3 billion is the highest amount budgeted for running of the nation’s headquarters since Mr Buhari...
Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19
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Former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing dies at 94 after contracting Covid-19

Former French president, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who became a champion of European integration in the early 1970s, has died at the age of 94 after contracting Covid-19.   Giscard, who served as France’s leader from 1974 to 1981, had recently been hospitalised in Tours with respiratory problems and was released only to return back to the hospital in mid-November.   He died at his family home nearby after suffering from complications linked to the virus, according to a statement issued by the foundation he had set up and chaired.   “His state of health had worsened and he died as a consequence of Covid-19,” his family said in a statement to AFP.   The Foundation Valéry Giscard d’Estaing tweeted: “In accordance with his wishes, his funeral will ta...
“I Will Build 21 University Statelite Campuses In 21 LGA If Elected” – Dr Maduka
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“I Will Build 21 University Statelite Campuses In 21 LGA If Elected” – Dr Maduka

Days ago in Anambra state, Dr. Godwin Maduka, a Medical Doctor and Founder of Las Vegas Pain Institute in Las Vegas, USA announced his mission and vision for youths, with emphasis on massive support for education, through building satellite campuses for higher Institutions across all the 21 LGAs in Anambra State. He made the statement during the recently held Anambra Youths Fiesta/Summit at Umuchukwu, in Anambra state. The youth Fiesta/Summit was organised by Godwin Maduka Foundation to reconcile youths and leadership, thereby seeking immediate response to the agitations of youths and the recent EndSARS protest in the state and across Nigeria. According to our Reporter, the occasion was quite entertaining, as it recorded several performances, noble appearances and presentations by p...
Adamu Garba Reacts To Dead Lawmaker Being Elected In US Election
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Adamu Garba Reacts To Dead Lawmaker Being Elected In US Election

Former Presidential candidate under the All Progressives Congress, APC in the 2019 general elections, Adamu Garba has reacted to tweet by @BNONews concerning a dead lawmaker David Andahl who has been elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives. @BNONews tweeted: Republican David Andahl, who died from COVID-19 in October, has been elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives Mr. Adamu Garba reacted as he tweeted: United States of America, #Election2020 rigging machines all over. The most adulterated election in US history. We might need to rent them our able INEC Chairman Prof. Yakubu Mohammed.  
US Election: Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones have made history, becomes the first openly gay black men elected to the US Congress
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US Election: Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones have made history, becomes the first openly gay black men elected to the US Congress

Democratic candidates, Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones have made history by becoming the first openly gay Black men elected to the United States Congress. Both New Yorkers were elected on Tuesday, November 4th, and will enter the House in January 2021. Ritchie Torres, 32, who identifies as Afro-Latino, won the House seat representing New York’s 15th congressional district on Tuesday. While Mondaire Jones, 33, also won his race for the seat representing the 17th congressional district encompassing Westchester and Rockland County, north of New York City. Mr. Torres is also the first openly gay elected official on the New York City Council. He won the seat when he was 25 years old. 'Tonight, a new era begins for the South Bronx,' Torres said in a statement to CBS. 'It is ...
Nigerian Man, Oye Owolewa Elected Into US Congress, To Represent Washington D.C.
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Nigerian Man, Oye Owolewa Elected Into US Congress, To Represent Washington D.C.

The first Nigerian-American, Mr Oye Owolewa to be elected to the United States Congress emerged early on Wednesday morning as a Democrat to represent Washington D.C. [BREAKING] The first ��Nigerian-American to be elected to the ��US Congress emerged early on Wednesday morning with @followKWSG State born, Mr Oye Owolewa (@AdeoyeOwolewa) being elected as a Democrat to represent Washington D.C. � CONGRATS ����� @nidcom_gov @abikedabiri      
Lawmakers stage a walkout after convicted murderer on death row is sworn in by Sri Lankan Parliament
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Lawmakers stage a walkout after convicted murderer on death row is sworn in by Sri Lankan Parliament

Lawmakers from the United People's Force, the largest opposition grouping in Sri Lanka's Parliament, staged a walkout on Wednesday, September 9, when Premlal Jayasekera, a convicted murderer on death row was sworn in by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena as member of Parliament for Ratnapura District, a gem mining center, southeast of the capital Colombo.     Jayasekera was sworn in as a Sri Lankan lawmaker, after a court ruled that he could not be barred from the country's 225-member Parliament. On Tuesday September 8, Jayasekera was escorted to Parliament by armed prison officials, where he took the oath of office and formally became an elected lawmaker.   Even though, Sri Lanka has not carried out an execut...
Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Elected As New ECOWAS Chairman
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Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Elected As New ECOWAS Chairman

Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa States at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit in Niamey, Republic of Niger. During the summit, President Buhari called on African leaders to stop elongating their tenure in office, saying it was becoming a source of trouble. Congratulations to my dear husband @NAkufoAddo for being elected as the new chair of ECOWAS.
Professor Folashade Ogunsola Elected As UNILAG Acting VC
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Professor Folashade Ogunsola Elected As UNILAG Acting VC

The Senate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has elected the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of development services, Folasade Ogunsola, as the institution’s acting vice-chancellor. She is the first female to be so appointed in the history of the 58-year-old ivory institution. Mrs Ogunsola, a professor of medical microbiology and first child of Nigeria’s first professor of Geography, Akin Mabogunje, was also the first female provost of the university’s college of medicine, Idi-Araba. She defeated her opponent and a deputy vice-chancellor in charge of management services, Ben Oghojafor, with a wide margin. She scored 135 votes as against Oghojafor’s 31 among the senate members. A total of 167 professors were accredited for voting while one vote was voided, PREMIU...
Senator Adebayo Osinowo is Dead (aged 64)
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Senator Adebayo Osinowo is Dead (aged 64)

Senator Adebayo Osinowo who represents the Lagos East Senatorial District in the Senate, has died. Late Senator Osinowo who was fondly referred to as Pepperito, died today June 15 at First Cardiologist Hospital, Lagos. The cause of his death is not yet known. Born November 28, 1955, late Senator Osinowo studied Building Technology at the lnstituto per Geometri, Rome, Italy. He obtained his master's degree at Urbaniana University, Rome, Italy, where he specialized in Building Technology. On February 23, 2019, he was elected the Senator representing the Lagos East Senatorial District at the National Assembly. He was subsequently appointed as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Kaduna Assembly Impeaches the Deputy Speaker after Four Months in Office
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Kaduna Assembly Impeaches the Deputy Speaker after Four Months in Office

Mukhtar Isa Hazo, deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly, has been impeached. Hazo was impeached by 24 members of the Kaduna House of Assembly at Thursday’s plenary session. The development followed a vote of no confidence on him. It was not immediately clear the reason for his impeachment but there are reports he was accused of inability to discharge his duties. The deputy speaker has only been in office for four months having been elected in February. He was elected alongside Yusuf Zailani, the speaker, following the resignation of some principal officers. Hazo’s replacement is yet to emerge.
General Buhari was more democratic than President Buhari
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General Buhari was more democratic than President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari was Military Head of State from 1984-85. His claimed principles including a zero-tolerance for corruption and fierce patriotism in that era partly propelled his return as a two-term elected – not necessarily democratically elected – President. He encapsulates Karl Marx’s assertion  that: “History repeats itself; first as a tragedy, then, as  farce.” He was known as a tough and determined general who as the    General Officer Commanding the Third Division in Jos, without permission, led troops to clear Chadian troops who had occupied some Nigerian islands in the Lake Chad area. Tragically, as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, he has in the past five years Nigeria, presided over a country under continuous Islamist terrorist attack...
First Civilian Governor of Borno State, Muhammed Goni is Dead
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First Civilian Governor of Borno State, Muhammed Goni is Dead

Muhammed Goni who is the first democratically elected governor of Borno State is reportedly dead. The late politician was in his 80s and he died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday April 29. A relative of the former governor, Lawan Kareto who is a serving member of the Borno State executive council confirmed his death. He told Premium Times; “We have lost our beloved elder this evening. “We thank God for the good life he has had. Living to become 80 plus is not a small blessing from Allah. May his soul rest in peace.” Mr Goni was elected governor of Borno in 1979, but lost his second term bid in 1983. He also contested for the governorship seat in Borno State under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011, but lost to former go...
Buhari has no power to restrict movement – Adegboruwa
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Buhari has no power to restrict movement – Adegboruwa

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa (SAN), said on Sunday President Muhammadu Buhari has no power to restrict movement in Lagos and Abuja. In a statement made available to Vanguard, Adegboruwa said: “The President has no powers to restrict the movement of persons without recourse to the National Assembly. The President has not invoked his powers under the Constitution to declare any state of emergency, which must be approved by the National Assembly. “We are running a constitutional democracy and it is illegal for the President to take over the affairs of any State of the Federation without the express consent of the people of that State through their elected representatives. “It is only the Governor of the State through the House of Assembly of the State that can ma...
Cross River Female Senator, Rose Oko is Dead
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Cross River Female Senator, Rose Oko is Dead

Senator Rose Oko who represents the Cross Rivers Senatorial District has died aged 63. According to family sources, she died last night at a UK medical facility. Until her death, she was a second term member of the Red Chamber of the National Assembly and the serving chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment. Born on September 27, 1956, late Senator Oko was a Member of the Federal House of Representatives from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP), representing Yala/Ogoja Federal Constituency in Nigeria’s 7th class of the National Assembly. She was elected into office as the first female representative from her constituency in June 2011 and sat as Deputy Chairman House Committee on Education. She is the current Senator representing the people of Cross River No...

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