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2023: Heaven will fall if another northerner succeeds Buhari – Joe Igbokwe replies Northern elders
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2023: Heaven will fall if another northerner succeeds Buhari – Joe Igbokwe replies Northern elders

Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the remark by the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor. Igbokwe warned that heaven would fall if another Northerner is elected after Buhari. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, NEF spokesperson had said the North was not ready to relinquish power in 2023. Baba-Ahmed had said anyone against a Northern president should leave Nigeria if one emerges in 2023. The NEF spokesman had disclosed this at the Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series in Zaria, Kaduna. However, Igbokwe, on his Facebook page wrote: “Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected president – Hakeem Baba-Ahmad. “Me- Hear me well, heaven will falloooo.” Most Nigerians have frowned against the North producing...
Killings in southeast: IPOB sit-at-home, structure hijacked by criminals – Umahi
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Killings in southeast: IPOB sit-at-home, structure hijacked by criminals – Umahi

Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Tuesday said that the structure, sit-at-home order declared by the leadership of the Indigenous  People of Biafra, IPOB, have been hijacked by criminals. Umahi made this known while addressing the South East Council of Traditional Rulers during a meeting that took place at the Christian Ecumenical Centre Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital. The governor blamed the IPOB leadership for allowing cultists and other hoodlums to hijack their sit-at-home order and resulted in killings of innocent citizens of the region. According to him: “Traditional institution is very important and it’s the bedrock of Ndigbo, that’s why I’m overwhelmed with the unity and the love, oneness existing amongst the traditional r...
Petroleum marketers suspend strike in Enugu, resume operations
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Petroleum marketers suspend strike in Enugu, resume operations

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has suspended its strike and directed its members at the Enugu depot to resume the supply of petroleum products. “As a result of the intervention of higher authorities in the unwarranted and unprovoked invasion of our secretariat at Enugu depot, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of IPMAN has called off the strike action. “Normal services and operations will immediately resume in the affected states of Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra to allow for fruitful discussions, the National President of IPMAN, Sanusi Fari, said in a statement issued on Saturday. The national leadership of IPMAN had on Thursday directed the withdrawal of services at the Enugu loading depot of the NNPC with effect from Friday. The NEC attribu...
APGA disowns Jude Njoku as Party National Chairman, insists on Oye
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APGA disowns Jude Njoku as Party National Chairman, insists on Oye

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has refuted viral claims of a court pronouncement affirming Chief Edozie Njoku as the party’s national chairman. The All Progressive Grand Alliance is currently battling a leadership crisis that has led to the emergence of several factions, coupled with court litigations among each of the factions claiming to be the authentic elected national working committee (NWC) of the party. A party chieftain, Edozie Njoku had approached the federal high court and sought among other reliefs, a declaration of the court in his favour as the National Chairman of APGA. He also prayed the court to mandate Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise him as the National Chairman of APGA and to stop recognizing Victor Ike Oye as the Nationa...
MASSOB to Gbajabiamila: You are wrong to compare IPOB, Biafra agitators to ISWAP, Boko Haram
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MASSOB to Gbajabiamila: You are wrong to compare IPOB, Biafra agitators to ISWAP, Boko Haram

The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to refrain from linking IPOB and Pro Biafra group with ISWAP and Boko Haram. MASSOB asked Gbajabiamila to go for a psychiatric evaluation to determine mental health and receive treatment if not ok. The group gave the warning in a statement signed by MASSOB leadership, Uchenna Madu and Edeson Samuel, forwarded to DAILY POST on Thursday. The statement reads in part: “We Condemn the statement credited to the speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, where he said that the Yoruba Nation agitators, IPOB and other pro-Biafra agitators are not different from ISWAP and Boko Haram organization. “It is u...
Nigeria as an entity, not a mistake – Sultan ok Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III
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Nigeria as an entity, not a mistake – Sultan ok Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said Nigeria as an entity is not a mistake from God but that the Almighty wanted the country this way. Speaking on Thursday at the 2020 Leadership Newspaper award and conference, the Islamic leader warned against any form of religious and ethnic division, saying that it would not help the country surmount its problems. The Sultan stressed the need for all Nigerians irrespective of their difference to come together to solve any challenge that may confront them. In the opinion of the Sultan, “If we are to go our one million ways, how do we survive? God Almighty will and can never make a mistake, that is his will and must be obeyed.” He emphasized that bringing Nigerians together as one country is not a mistake, sayi...
No Doctor or Health worker is being Owed Salary. Govt Pays when due – Chris Ngige says
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No Doctor or Health worker is being Owed Salary. Govt Pays when due – Chris Ngige says

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has denied reports that some doctors are being owed their salaries. Ngige disclosed this at the meeting of the presidential committee on salaries, with the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) in Abuja on Tuesday, September 7. Ngige said the clarification became necessary to address the position of the members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), who are currently on strike over alleged salary irregularities. “NARD goes about telling Nigerians that government is owing them salaries, and as well not taking the problems in the health sector seriously. But this is not true. It is incorrect,” he said. No doctor, nurse, pharmacist or any other health worker, including the driver, is owed monthly...
You lack character – Manninger Slams Arsenal stars
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You lack character – Manninger Slams Arsenal stars

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Alex Manninger has slammed the club’s current set of players, accusing them of lacking character and leadership. He said he sees nothing in Arsenal players that he saw in his own teammates at the club. Manninger was at the club from 1997-2002, serving as a back-up goalkeeper during a golden age when many of Arsenal greatest ever players turned out for them. The Austrian shot-stopper feels there is no comparison between his time to the current squad in terms of personality, adding that this must be addressed if Mikel Arteta is to turn around the current slump. Arsenal lie bottom of the Premier League table having lost their first three games and scoring no single goal. Mikel Arteta’s team host Norwich City on Saturday and the pressur...
Rotary Int’l President, others extol Gov. Ugwuanyi’s leadership qualities
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Rotary Int’l President, others extol Gov. Ugwuanyi’s leadership qualities

The 116th Rotary International (IR) President, Shekhar Mehta, an Indian, yesterday joined other Rotarians to eulogize Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the great service he has been providing to the state in particular and Nigeria in general. Speaking when Gov. Ugwuanyi played host to Rotarians at the Government House, Enugu, Mehta, who spoke on behalf of all the Rotarians, told the governor that “the state (Enugu) is prospering under your leadership”. The RI President, who is in Enugu with his wife, Rashi, to inspire Rotarians and non-Rotarians to give to the Rotary Foundation and increase its membership in pursuit of the organization’s laudable vision anchored on philanthropic gestures, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi, a worthy Rotarian, for the honour and respect he accorded his ...
Road safety advisory council takes off in Osun
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Road safety advisory council takes off in Osun

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has inaugurated the Osun Road Safety Advisory Council with an aim to reduce the incessant road crashes experienced in the state. Inaugurating the 10-man advisory council in Osogbo on Thursday, the representative of the state governor, the Deputy Governor who is also the Chairman of the Council, Benedict Alabi stated that the mandate of the council was to advise government on how to best ensure sanity on roads across the state. According to the governor, “Aside advising the government, the Council shall interface with the leadership of the Federal Road Safety Commission in the state in carrying out its responsibilities.” While stressing that his administration has continued to give road infrastructure the deserved attention, Governor Oyetola...
Churches are denied certificates of occupancy in many Northern states while many public schools have removed CRK from their curriculum – CAN
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Churches are denied certificates of occupancy in many Northern states while many public schools have removed CRK from their curriculum – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has raised an alarm on the alleged persecution Christians in the country are being subjected to. CAN’s Assistant General Secretary and Chairman of CAN’s anniversary celebration committee, Elder Biodun Sanyaolu who spoke at the association's 45th anniversary in Abuja, alleged that there are attempts to hijack its leadership and destabilise the association. Stressing that the country is under the siege of “external forces” including Boko Haram and the Islamic State West African Province terrorists, Sanyaolu added that while Christians are allegedly being persecuted by being denied promotion and appointments, churches are allegedly being denied certificates of occupancy in many Northern states and many public schools have removed Christian ...
Gov. Ugwuanyi’s commitment to investments, security exceptional – NBL boss, Essaadi
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Gov. Ugwuanyi’s commitment to investments, security exceptional – NBL boss, Essaadi

The new Managing Director (MD) of Nigerian Breweries Plc (NBL), Mr. Hans Essaadi has expressed delight at the commitment of the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to the protection of lives and promotion of investments in the state, describing it as exceptional. Mr. Essaadi, who led the management team of the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria (NBL) to the Government House, Enugu, on a maiden courtesy call on Gov. Ugwuanyi, stressed that “we are happy to note that Enugu State has progressively remained secure and peaceful under your leadership”. The NBL boss thanked the governor for “your unwavering support in providing an enabling environment for our business to thrive”, pointing out that “this is reflected by the immense support we enjoy from you...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives farewell address after his resignation over sexual harassment allegations
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives farewell address after his resignation over sexual harassment allegations

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo has issued his farewell address to constituents two weeks after announcing his resignation over sexual harassment allegations. Recall New York attorney general’s office released the findings of an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations made aginst Cuomo last month. The report found that Cuomo allegedly sexually harassed 11 women. "Specifically, we find that the Governor sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women," the report by James reads. Several women including Lindsey Boylan, 36; Anna Ruch...
2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello
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2023 election: Buhari and Tinubu’s Pact is not binding on APC members – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that the alleged pact for former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu to succeed President Buhari is not binding on All Progressives Congress members. Bello who said this in an interview with Daily Trust, stated that the  APC is guided by a constitution which every member and even intending members ought to read and understand. He added that Nigeria is not a banana republic which a committee of one or two persons will see as a personal estate or property. Bello said;   Senator Tinubu is one of our leaders and I respect him so much. He has played a very significant role in Nigeria’s democracy and has built a lot of people. He has paid his dues, and with all respect, as a son to him, my simple advice is that it is time for hi...
“Why we introduced cricket sport in Taraba” – NCF Coach, Ohurogu
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“Why we introduced cricket sport in Taraba” – NCF Coach, Ohurogu

Obinna Ohurogu, the coach of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has finally broken his silence on why the federation introduced the sport in Taraba State. Speaking at the state sports council, Ohurogu said the introduction had become necessary in order to engage pupils and students of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions on the game. Stressing the association’s readiness to take the game to greater height, plans to engage games masters of various schools, according to him, have as well been mapped out. While admonishing parents and guardians to collaborate with the state sports council and the cricket federation by encouraging their children and wards to embrace the sport, the leadership of the federation as stated by him, will leave no stone unturned in ...
Afghanistan: Joe Biden reveals agreement with Taliban leadership
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Afghanistan: Joe Biden reveals agreement with Taliban leadership

President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has revealed agreement with the Taliban before the withdrawal of US and allies’ troops from Afghanistan. The President also said that they are considering “every opportunity” to get “folks to the airport”. Addressing the press on Friday, the US President repeated that they’ve been in “constant contact with the Taliban leadership” – in Doha and Kabul. Biden said that the Taliban “are letting people through with American passports”. According to him, “We have an agreement that they will let us pass through the checkpoints – that the Taliban control – let Americans through.” Recall that the Taliban in Afghanistan finally took over Kabul after 20 years of armed struggle and will henceforth form the...
Mendy: Tuchel has built family bond among Chelsea players
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Mendy: Tuchel has built family bond among Chelsea players

The Senegal goalkeeper talks up the friendly atmosphere in the Blues camp Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has lauded manager Thomas Tuchel for building family spirit among the players. The Stamford Bridge outfit conquered Europe after Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January by winning the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Super Cup. Mendy credited their collective spirit for the recent success and he praised their German coach for his leadership role.
Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt
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Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Biyi Odunlade, on Saturday escaped a suspected assassination attempt. DAILY POST gathered that gunmen attacked the residence of the former Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs in the Rauf Aregbesola administration around 8pm and succeeded in vandalising his house and cars while also looting his wife’s shop, carting away valuables and cash. Odunlade disclosed that the armed men arrived at about 8:15 pm and harassed his wife, who immediately locked herself in her room for safety, and their house help. He added that they went away with the keys to his wife’s shop. He explained that the men wielding dangerous weapons arrived in two cars, including a white jeep. “They forced the gate open, shooting sporad...
Niger PDP congress a sham – Babangida Aliyu
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Niger PDP congress a sham – Babangida Aliyu

Leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Niger State and immediate past Governor of the state, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has described the last Saturday’s congress of the party as a sham and an abuse of rule of law. He stated that the congress was in liaison with a bought over North central leadership of the party by a faction of the state PDP. Addressing a crowd of party supporters in his house in Minna, who came to welcome him from Abuja, Babangida said even the National Working Committee of the PDP was taken aback by the illegality and brazen abuse of the rule of law by some desperate politicians. He said, “The state party congress was held by a faction of the party members in the state penultimate week, in liaison with a bought over North central leadership ...
BBNaija: Pere Talks To Us Like We’re His Kids, Angel Complains
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BBNaija: Pere Talks To Us Like We’re His Kids, Angel Complains

Angel, a Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, has complained that Pere talks to the housemates like they are his kids. She said this on Saturday as she discussed Pere’s leadership pattern since the latter became the Head of House. In the conversation with Arin, Angel said that Pere does not talk to the housemates like they are adults. “Everytime he addresses us, he talks to us like we’re his kids,” Angel said. She also said that it was “lame” of Pere to think Whitemoney’s cooking was a strategy. Angel said, “That was so lame of him to even announce that, ‘some people are using strategies, bla bla bla’. You too find your own strategy and use it if it’ll work for you. I think people have forgotten that we’re in a game.” “I think they’ve even forgotten that outside the ho...
Hunters Pull Out Of Osun Amotekun Over Alleged Scandal
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Hunters Pull Out Of Osun Amotekun Over Alleged Scandal

The Local Hunters in Osun has accused the leadership of the Southwestern Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun of shortchanging them to the tune of 25 Million naira. The however, said they have pulled out of the state security outfit over alleged financial impropriety. Addressing Newsmen in Osogbo after their meeting, on Thursday, under the aegis of Hunters Group of Nigeria, the state Coordinator, Nurein Hammed said its members jointly agreed to they were short-changed to the sum of N29 million by Osun Amotekun leadership during and after last year lockdown in the state. While demanding for the outstanding balance, he said the group is committed to ensuring adequate security of lives and property of the state but cannot operate under the present leadership of Amotekun i...
Rivers NUJ postpones elections due to unresolved controversies
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Rivers NUJ postpones elections due to unresolved controversies

The Rivers State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has postponed its election. A new date, however, is yet to be fixed for the exercise which is expected to produce new executives of the NUJ in Rivers state. The exercise which was expected to hold on Thursday, 12th August was shifted after a controversy broke out during the 7th Triennial Delegate Conference in Port Harcourt. It took the intervention of the Rivers state commissioner of police Friday Eboka to quell the controversy which led to the decision to shift the exercise to a new date. According to a communique issued by the credential committee led by Victor Tew, the National leadership of the NUJ, has directed that “status quo ante” before the dissolution of the current exco led by Stanley Job be maintained. ...
Police shut Enugu APC office
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Police shut Enugu APC office

The Police Command in Enugu has sealed off the All Progressives Congress (APC) office. The action was taken to maintain peace and order amid the worsening leadership crisis. On Wednesday, 42 members of the State Executive Committee passed a vote of no confidence on the state chairman, Ben Nwoye. He is accused of insubordination to statutory authorities and wanting to balkanise the party. The members told reporters that Nwoye engaged in gross misconduct and disregarded the APC constitution. Deputy Chairman, Gilbert Chukwunta said he violated congress guidelines as spelt out by the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC). Chukwunta addressed the press alongside the Secretary, Robert Eze; Women Leader, Oby Nwofor; Youth Leader, Joshua Mamah; Financi...
Buhari Govt approves over N4bn for fuelling police vehicles
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Buhari Govt approves over N4bn for fuelling police vehicles

The Federal Government has approved over N4 billion in the 2021 budget for fueling of police vehicles across the states in Nigeria. The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Dingyadi, made this known on Tuesday in a statement issued by Mr Bolaji Kazeem, Head of Press and Public Relations in the ministry. The minister, who spoke in a paper entitled, “Strategic Leadership Development: The Role of the Ministry of Police Affairs” presented to Strategic Leadership and Command Course 3/2021 participants of the National Institute of Police Studies, said the approved amount would cover supply of fuel to police command in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. According to him, the approval was the first in the history of Nigeria Police that over N4 billion was appro...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces resignation following multiple sexual assault allegations
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces resignation following multiple sexual assault allegations

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday afternoon, August 10 announced he will resign from office following multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Cuomo’s decision to step down comes a week after the New York attorney general’s office released the findings of an independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations. The report found that Cuomo allegedly sexually harassed 11 women. Cuomo had denied all allegations against him claiming he is innocent but in recent weeks he has faced pressure from the Democratic party leadership and president Joe Biden to resign. The New York House of Reps were planning to begin impeachment proceedings against him this week. Cuomo making the announcement on Tuesday, says the resignation will be effective in 14 days. He announced th...
NANS asks FG to declare bandits as terrorists
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NANS asks FG to declare bandits as terrorists

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has asked the federal government to declare bandits who are kidnapping students in the northern part of the country, as terrorists. The student body which maintained that anyone with propensity to kidnap and kill the students in large number should be declared as terrosrsits to any nation, also called for increased security in schools. NANS also announced that it has resolved its factional crisis, which sprang up recently with the emergence of a splinter group, led by one Abdumajid Oyeniyi that was challenging the leadership of the national president, Sunday Asefon. Asefon who addressed journalists in Ado Ekiti, recalled meeting with prominent Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi over kidnap of school children in the Northern r...
How My 10-Year-Old Son Became A Vigilante Member, Wields Gun – Katsina Dad Speaks Up
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How My 10-Year-Old Son Became A Vigilante Member, Wields Gun – Katsina Dad Speaks Up

According to a report by Leadership, one Abdulakadir Ado, the father of a 10-year-old boy, who is a member of a vigilante group in the Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, has explained how his son joined the group to defend their community. Ado, who is the leader of the group in the area, said that every child of his son’s age already knew how to handle guns because of the incessant killings, raping and abduction for ransom bedeviling the axis. He added that the situation they found themselves made his son and others to join the vigilante group to fight banditry. Ado said, “I am speaking to you as leader of the vigilante group in Safana, we have nothing to do than to appreciate God for the situation we find ourselves. We least expected to see this day, but thank God we ...
Taraba to revive sports festival – Director of Sports
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Taraba to revive sports festival – Director of Sports

George Shitta, the newly appointed Taraba State Director of Sports, has vowed to work tirelessly round the clock to revive sports and the forgotten yearly sports festival in the state. Shitta , who made this known today in Jalingo, the state capital, while playing host to the members of the state chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in his office , promised to leave no stone unturned in his quest to bring back the abandoned sports festival. Sports have long been abandoned in the state as the stadium, which was in the past adjudged one of the best in the country, is now in a deplorable condition. Pledging not to go to bed until when sports festival and the entire sports activities are revived, he said the revival would go a long way in discovering talented yo...
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.
IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom
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IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom

IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced a total lockdown of social and economic activities every Monday starting from August 9 in the South-East region of the country. According to the group, the sit-at-home protest will be observed weekly to demand the freedom of its incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for a month. The separatist group made this disclosure in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, made available to SaharaReporters on Friday. In the statement titled, ‘IPOB Declares Indefinite Sit-At-Home Every Monday From August 9, 2021, Until Nnamdi Kanu Is Released’, the group referred to the planned weekly protest ‘ghost Mo...
Ole Gunners Solskjaer signs new Contract
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Ole Gunners Solskjaer signs new Contract

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new contract at Manchester United that will see him at the club until at least 2024, with an option for a further year. Ed Woodward, Executive Vice-Chairman, said: “Ole and his staff have worked tirelessly putting the foundations in place for long-term success on the pitch. “The results of that have become increasingly visible over the past two seasons and we are all looking forward to seeing this exciting team develop further in the years ahead. “What is especially pleasing is the way this progress has been achieved with a blend of young, homegrown talent and top-class recruits, playing attacking football in the best traditions of Manchester United. We are more confident than ever that, under Ole’s leadership, we are heading in the right...
Ogun PDP Boycotts Saturday LG Poll
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Ogun PDP Boycotts Saturday LG Poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has withdrawn from the July 24 council polls in Ogun State. Chairman of the party in Ogun, Hon Sikirulai Ogundele made the announcement on Thursday July 22, barely 24 hours to the election. Ogundele who had earlier dragged Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) to court for dealing with a faction loyal to the late Buruji Kashamu of the PDP in the State, urged aspirants and members of the party to remain calm as the withdrawal was sequel to Ogun State High Court's judgement on a case between him and OGSIEC. The statement read; “Sequel to the judgement of the Ogun State High Court, Isabo in suit no M/55/2021 between Sikirulai Ogundele VS OGSIEC, affirming the CONSENT JUDGEMENT of the Federal High Court, Abuja as delivered on 22nd...
2023 Presidency: There’s no succession agreement between Buhari and Tinubu – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu
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2023 Presidency: There’s no succession agreement between Buhari and Tinubu – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has countered claims that president Muhammadu Buhari and national chieftain of the All Progressives congress, Ahmed Bola Tinubu have a succession agreement. Addressing newsmen on Thursday July 22 in Abuja, Okechukwu said pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Senator Rufai Hanga's claim of an “implied agreement” that President Buhari would hand over power to Tinubu in 2023 is false as the President rarely goes into an agreement with people. He said; “As a member of the defunct CPC, I never heard of such an agreement and most importantly, Mr President will not want to or better put rarely enters into any formal or informal agreement with anybody. But he appreciates good deeds. ...
Atlanta United sack Heinze as Coach after poor start
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Atlanta United sack Heinze as Coach after poor start

Argentine manager Gabriel Heinze was fired on Sunday as coach of Atlanta United after only two wins in 13 matches to open the Major League Soccer 2021 campaign. Assistant coach Rob Valentino will take over as interim head coach for the club, which has four losses and seven drawn to stand 10th in the MLS Eastern Conference. A variety of issues relating to the day-to-day leadership of the team led to the club’s decision, according to a team statement. “This was certainly not a decision we wanted to make at this point in our season, but it was the right one for the club,” Atlanta United president Darren Eales said. “Gabi is a talented coach and is undeniably passionate about his craft and the sport of soccer. We are grateful to him for his service and wish him all the best in ...
Euro 2020 final: Arsenal reacts to racist abuse at Bukayo Saka
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Euro 2020 final: Arsenal reacts to racist abuse at Bukayo Saka

  Arsenal has released a statement condemning the racist abuse at Bukayo Saka, its 19-year-old player after the Arsenal star missed a penalty in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy on Sunday night. Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Saka also missed penalties for England and they became the subject of some vile racist abuse following the defeat. Arsenal in its statement condemned the racist comments at Saka and black players on social media. Part of the statement read, “Last night, we saw Bukayo Saka reach the Euro 2020 final at the age of 19 years old. “Bukayo has been with us since he was seven and the whole club couldn’t have been prouder to see him represent England throughout the tournament. “You could feel it right across the club. Last night we w...
BREAKING: Former Kaduna Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bantex, Is Dead
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BREAKING: Former Kaduna Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bantex, Is Dead

Arch Barnabas Bantex, a former Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, is dead, Daily Post reports. He was Deputy to the current Governor of the State, Mallam Nasir ERufai during his first term in office. El-Rufai confirmed the death of his former deputy in a statement titled “It’s a VERY SAD DAY.” “In Bantex, I have lost a dear friend and partner in the service of Kaduna State. “In the midst of trying times, I have received with utter sadness news of the departure of my friend and brother, His Excellency Barnabas Yusuf Bala (Bantex). “From our days as undergraduates in the 1970s to our practice as professional colleagues in the construction industry and eventually partners in a governance project, Bantex was consistently a dependable man of brilliance and imagination. He belie...
Matawalle: APC dissolves caretaker committee in Zamfara
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Matawalle: APC dissolves caretaker committee in Zamfara

  The All Progressive Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has dissolved the party’s executives in Zamfara State. Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of the CECPC, announced the dissolution in a letter dated July 9, 2021, and addressed to the dissolved Caretaker Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Liman. The letter, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday in Gusau, said the dissolution was with immediate effect. “I write to please inform you that following recent development within the party in the state, the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has approved the dissolution of all the leadership organs of the party in the state (ward, local government and ...
African Super League: Simba SC proud to be part of the process – Mangungu
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African Super League: Simba SC proud to be part of the process – Mangungu

The Msimbazi giants have openly come out to state they will support Caf’s initiative to start a Super League Simba SC have confirmed they are supporting the new initiative by the Confederation of African Football to start an African Super League. Caf President Patrice Motsepe revealed on June 20 he had given the green light for an African Super League. Simba club chairman Murtaza Mangungu has made it clear the club’s leadership is proud to be part of the process and will support it to take off.
Bayelsa NANNM raises alarm of quack nurses in private hospitals
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Bayelsa NANNM raises alarm of quack nurses in private hospitals

The leadership of the Bayelsa State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has expressed worries over the increased rate of quacks in the profession, saying that the ugly trend is giving nursing a bad name. The State Chairman of NANNM, Comrade Sonia Andabai, who made the disclosure in a media chat with DAILY POST in Yenagoa, the state capital, said the practice of quackery is more prevalent in the private hospitals and clinics. Andabai appealed to those running private clinics as well as other professional colleagues to desist from training quack nurses, emphasising that anyone caught will not be spared as the NANNM Bayelsa council is on their trail.
Boko Haram/ISWAP Appoint Governor For Borno
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Boko Haram/ISWAP Appoint Governor For Borno

Terrorist groups, Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) have announced a new political move. The terrorists have now appointed a governor for parts of Borno. According to PR Nigeria, the terrorists, who have accepted the leadership of Abu Musa Al Barnawi, son of Mohammed Yusuf the Boko Haram founder, appointed the governor under a new leadership restructuring by an Interim Council. The group appointed a separate leader for ISWAP. The governor, according to a report by PR Nigeria, was identified as Abba-Kaka. He is the governor of Tumbumma, with jurisdiction over Marte, Abadam, Kukawa, Magumeri and other areas of the Lake Chad region. Abba-Kaka will work with Abubakar Dan-Buduma as the Operation Commander, Timbuktu Triangle. Abba-Kaka’s gover...
Police Arrest Suspected Killers of Father of Four in Delta
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Police Arrest Suspected Killers of Father of Four in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested the suspected killers of a father of four in Delta State. LIB reported that the deceased, German Enameg was shot dead by gunmen along Ivwrekpokpo, Imoniyame junction in Ughelli North LGA on Thursday, June 25. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a statement on Saturday, July 3. "On the 02/07/2021 at about 0230 – 0600hrs, the Area Commander Ughelli Detailed a combined team of Police operatives/vigilante groups and raided  suspected hideout of cultists," he stated. "During the raid, one Timothy Ononeme ‘m’ 35yrs old of Imowhe Ekiugbo Ughelli North and one Junior Ogboso ‘m’ of Ogheneweta Street Ughelli were arrested "Preliminary investigations revealed that  the suspects ...
LaLiga announces unique partnership with African giants Al Ahly
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LaLiga announces unique partnership with African giants Al Ahly

In a bid to support the future of the beautiful game through education, the Spanish top-flight body has signed a pact with the Red Devils Through its educational department, LaLiga Business School, LaLiga will be collaborating with one of the biggest football clubs in Africa, Al Ahly SC, to launch a course within its MBA program. The course is set to launch in Madrid, starting November 2021. LaLiga’s “The MBA of LaLiga”, is focused on preparing people who want to lead change in the sports and entertainment industry and features the participation of top professionals in the sports industry. Also, it will draw from case studies from across LaLiga and its 42 clubs, as well as from other sports, entertainment stakeholders and technological and digital environments, employing first-hand ...
Actress Iyabo Ojo tenders public apology on behalf of herself and Nkechi Blessing to TAMPAN, Jide Kosoko and others
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Actress Iyabo Ojo tenders public apology on behalf of herself and Nkechi Blessing to TAMPAN, Jide Kosoko and others

Iyabo Ojo has on behalf of herself and Nkechi Blessing Sunday, tendered an apology to the leadership of TAMPAN. This comes days after the association barred directors from working with them over their social media clash with some of their colleagues. In a post shared on her IG page, Iyabo wrote ''I would like to say thank you to @esabodofficialpage God bless you ma, Agba yin a dale I so much appreciate you mama & Love you. First & foremost I want to appreciate God almighty, all mercifully, i love you Lord & I thank you for your constant protection, provision and guidance over me & my family. I'm forever grateful. i will also want to use this opportunity to say a very BIG thank you to all my darling fans and loved ones for your constant love & support .....
TAMPAN president, Mr Latin, apologizes for actor Jide Kosoko’s threat to frustrate Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing Sunday out of the movie industry (video)
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TAMPAN president, Mr Latin, apologizes for actor Jide Kosoko’s threat to frustrate Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing Sunday out of the movie industry (video)

TAMPAN president, Mr Latin, has tendered an apology for actor Jide Kosoko's threat to frustrate Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing Sunday out of the movie industry. Recall that last weekend, the leadership of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, held a press conference where it addressed the activities of both actresses, accusing them of using social media to fight some of their colleagues. While addressing the press, Mr Kosoko vowed that the association will work against Nkechi. ''Nkechi Blessing has been suspended. She is not our member. I make bold to tell you this, we will work against her in this industry.'' he said Many Nigerians found his statement distasteful. Following the backlash, Mr Latin who is the president of the associ...
We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP
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We’re working to ensure Nigerians can sleep with two eyes closed – IGP

The Inspector-general of Police, Usman Baba, says the force is working on efforts to provide better security in the country so Nigerians can sleep with their eyes closed. Baba stated this when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on police affairs on Wednesday, June 30. In his words “We are here to interact with the chairman and his members in the House of Representatives who are also piloting the affairs of the Nigerian police to discuss ways and means of making our job easier and better, and also understand ourselves that we are all working towards the same goal to bring betterment in policing so that Nigerians can go about their lawful businesses, Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed, Nigerians can enjoy better security and better movement in th...
Native doctor emerges PRP’s candidate in Anambra governorship election
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Native doctor emerges PRP’s candidate in Anambra governorship election

A native doctor has emerged as People’s Redemption Party (PRP) flagbearer in Anambra governorship election. Dr. Nnamdi Nwanwuo returned unopposed after his two co-aspirants, Chidebere Mba and Humphrey Anaso stepped down for him. National Secretary of the party, Babatunde Ali who announced Nwanwuo as the winner of the primaries, described the election as credible and peaceful. He also expressed hope of the party defeating the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the governorship election. Commending other aspirants for stepping down for the candidate, Ali said it was a demonstration of spirit of sportsmanship and leadership. He said; “PRP is the only party that recognises the place of people in governance. This country has hope because what we have done today wi...
PIB: NNPC boss, Kyari to brief Senate Thursday – Lawan
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PIB: NNPC boss, Kyari to brief Senate Thursday – Lawan

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, will, on Thursday brief the Senate on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, made this known on Wednesday during plenary. Lawan explained that the briefing by Kyari would be closed-door and last for one hour. According to him, the briefing was to help senators be better informed on the technicalities and financial implications of certain provisions in the piece of legislation. Lawan said, “Before plenary tomorrow, the leadership of the Senate has decided to invite NNPC GMD to come and brief us in a closed session. “The opportunity is for those of us who are not members of the joint committees to hear some of the technical details, financial details a...
Nkechi Blessing Flaunts Her New Range Rover Amidst Suspension From Nollywood Industry
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Nkechi Blessing Flaunts Her New Range Rover Amidst Suspension From Nollywood Industry

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday seems unbothered after being suspended from Nollywood industry as she took to her social media page to flaunt a new Range Rover. Recall that the leadership of TAMPAN had issued a directive barring its directors from hiring her services in the Nollywood industry because of her unruly behavior on social media. Taking to her Instagram page, Nkechi flaunts her new ride as she said that all she wants is just congratulations and nothing else. In her words; “CONGRATULATIONS that is the only Valid CONVERSATION anything else is a DISTRACTION With my Sonshine @king_elijah_success #unstoppable #ogoagbaye” Check out reactions: tontolet: Congratulations my baby am so proud. See me crying 😢😢Thank you God. iyaboojofespris: Congratulations...
Baba Ijesha: “I can never be silenced”- actress Iyabo Ojo writes after TAMPAN barred movie directors from working with her
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Baba Ijesha: “I can never be silenced”- actress Iyabo Ojo writes after TAMPAN barred movie directors from working with her

Actress Iyabo Ojo has reacted to the decision of the leadership of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria TAMPAN to bar movie producers and directors from working with her for having social.media fights with some of her colleagues over Baba Ijesha rape saga. In a post shared on her IG page this morning, Iyabo stated that she cannot be silenced. See her post below
”It is unnecessary”- Presidency reacts to fresh threats by Niger Delta Avengers to attack oil pipelines
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”It is unnecessary”- Presidency reacts to fresh threats by Niger Delta Avengers to attack oil pipelines

The Presidency has reacted to fresh threats by the Niger Delta Avengers to resume blow-up of oil pipelines if the substantive board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was not inaugurated among other demands. In a statement released by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, the presidency said the demands of the militant group have been addressed by President Buhari in a meeting with newly elected leaders of Ijaw National Council and other Niger Delta stakeholders, who visited him in his office in Abuja over the weekend. The statement reads “The media was Sunday awash with threats and demands by a group, Niger Delta Avengers, to embark on economic sabotage through the bombing of critical oil and gas installations unl...

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