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‘The Mod Squad’ star, Clarence Williams III passes away at 81 from Colon Cancer
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‘The Mod Squad’ star, Clarence Williams III passes away at 81 from Colon Cancer

Clarence Williams III, who played the cool undercover cop Linc Hayes on the counterculture series "The Mod Squad" and Prince's father in "Purple Rain," has died at the age of 81. The American actor died on Friday, June 4, at his home in Los Angeles after a battle with colon cancer, his manager Allan Mindel said Sunday. He began his career in a production of "Dark of the Moon," and appeared on Broadway in "The Great Outdoors." His performance in "Slow Dance on the Killing Ground" won him a Theatre World Award and a Tony nomination, the statement said. A native of New York, Williams' career spanned over five decades in theater, television, and film. He was born into a creative family in 1939 and raised by his musical grandparents. His grandfather was a jazz composer and pi...
George Bush Describes Republican Party as ‘Isolationist,Protectionist and, to a Certain Extent, Nativist’
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George Bush Describes Republican Party as ‘Isolationist,Protectionist and, to a Certain Extent, Nativist’

Former US President, George W. Bush on Tuesday described the Republican Party, of which he is a member, as "isolationist, protectionist and, to a certain extent, nativist," his strongest and most direct criticism yet against the party since leaving office in 2009. The comment of Bush is sure to ring bells not only because he is a former Republican president but he has hardly made political comments since leaving the White House Bush recently talked about the need for a gentler approach to immigration by the Republican party,  but has not spoken negatively about the party even during the chaotic Trump era. Asked on Tuesday how he would describe the Republican Party as he sees it today, Bush told NBC's Hoda Kotb on the "Today" show, "I would describe it as ...
Ambassadorial Nomination: SFD Writes Senate, Calls For Buratai’s Confirmation
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Ambassadorial Nomination: SFD Writes Senate, Calls For Buratai’s Confirmation

A group, Society For Development (SFD), has charged the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, to confirm the names of the ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors following their nomination by President Buhari. The SFD gave the charge in via letter to the National Assembly on Tuesday. The letter was titled, “PETITION AGAINST THE NON CAREER AMBASSADORIAL NOMINATION OF LT. GENERAL TUKUR BURATAI RTD, AND OTHER IMMEDIATE PAST SERVICE CHIEFS”. In the letter signed by Mr Akintunde Bello Sheriff, Coordinator, Society For Development (SFD), the group called on the Senate President to confirm Lt. General Buratai Rtd and other former service chiefs who have been nominated as non-career ambassadors without hesitation, saying the nominees performed well in securing the country during their se...
I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the opposition – Buratai reacts to PDP kicking against his nomination as an Ambassador
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I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the opposition – Buratai reacts to PDP kicking against his nomination as an Ambassador

Immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (Rtd) has reacted to the People's Democratic Party (PDP) kicking against his nomination as a non-career ambassador. Recall that the PDP had described the nomination as a plot to shield the ex-Service Chiefs from investigation over the “killing of innocent Nigerians and crimes against humanity” under their leadership. Addressing journalists after a special gala night organised for him by members of the 29th Regular Course Association of the Nigerian Defense Academy in Abuja on Saturday February 6, Buratai said he would not respond to PDP’s statement because he is not a politician. He said;   “It’s an honourable retirement and also an honourable appointment. “I’m not a politician, so I have no word for the oppo...
Court Sacks Kogi Lawmaker, Atule Egbunu Over Unlawful Nomination
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Court Sacks Kogi Lawmaker, Atule Egbunu Over Unlawful Nomination

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, sacked the lawmaker representing Ibaji constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Atule Egbunu. The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that Egbunu who won a bye-election that was conducted for the constituency on December 5, 2020, with a total of 8, 515 votes, was unlawfully nominated by the All Progressive Congress, APC. It declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Daniel Enefola who came second at the poll with a total of 4, 564 votes, as the winner. The judgment followed a suit that was brought before the court by a chieftain of the APC in the state, Mr. Joseph Enemona. The plaintiff who was an aspirant for the House of Assembly ticket approached the court to c...
Grammy: Burna Boy Reacts As “Twice As Tall” Album Gets Nomination
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Grammy: Burna Boy Reacts As “Twice As Tall” Album Gets Nomination

Nigerian singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known as Burna Boy has reacted to the nomination of his Twice As Tall album for 2021 GRAMMYs. This is his second Grammy Awards Nomination. Taking to Twitter shortly after the announcement of the nomination, he wrote; “Another one. #TWICEASTALL.” Twice as Tall, his 5th studio album which was released in July 2020 is among the four albums nominated for Best Global Music Album. The 2021 Grammy awards would be taking place in Los Angeles , California January 2021.  
INEC: APC, PDP Senators Move To Stop Lauretta Onochie’s Nomination
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INEC: APC, PDP Senators Move To Stop Lauretta Onochie’s Nomination

Senators are not about to back pedal in their opposition to the nomination of the President’s Special Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), The Nation gathered last night. Senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are understood to have joined forces to stop the nomination of Onochie. Some senators have also received video clips of interviews granted by Onochie from some interest groups to back up their opposition to her nomination. Lobbyists are having a tough time trying to convince the lawmakers to accept Onochie’s nomination for the South-South slot. In deference to the President, senators have made an informal representation to some ...
Aria DiMezzo: Transgender, Satanist & Anarchist Wins Republican Nomination In US
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Aria DiMezzo: Transgender, Satanist & Anarchist Wins Republican Nomination In US

A transgender woman who describes herself as a ‘Satanic anarchist’ has won the Republican Party nomination for sheriff in a New Hampshire county after running on a platform of ‘F*** the police.’ ‘I can’t imagine they’re happy about this,’ Aria DiMezzo told Inside Sources when asked about the reaction from Republicans. DiMezzo captured the GOP nomination for Cheshire County sheriff on Tuesday night after she ran unopposed in the party primary. She won despite the fact that she received no support from the county or state GOP. DiMezzo will have an even more formidable task as she will face off against a four-term incumbent, the Democrat Eli Rivera. The head of the Cheshire County Republican Party, Marylin Huston, misgendered DiMezzo by referring to her as ‘he’ when she offer...
No Rules Against Substitution — Nigeria Defends Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO Nomination
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No Rules Against Substitution — Nigeria Defends Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO Nomination

The Nigerian government has fired back at the African Union over its rejection of the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to contest for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation. LIB reported earlier that the AU’s office of legal counsel had rejected the former Minister's nomination of grounds of coming after the November 30 deadline set by the ministerial committee on candidature for member countries to present their candidates. The Nigerian government in a Note Verbale which served as response to AU's stance on the nomination, insisted that they did not violate any law as it was a replacement of a previously presented candidate (Yonov Agah) and not a fresh nomination. It read in part;   "The permanent mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeri...
African Union Disqualifies Okonjo-Iweala from Contesting for World Trade Organisation Director-General
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African Union Disqualifies Okonjo-Iweala from Contesting for World Trade Organisation Director-General

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been disqualified from contesting for the office of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation by the African Union. The disqualification is coming after President Buhari withdrew the nomination of Fedrick Agah and replaced him with Okonjo-Iweala. The office of the legal counsel at the African Union had said that Iweala's nomination was against laid-down rules as the executive council of the union in its 35th ordinary session that was held in Niamey, Niger, asked member countries to present candidates to the AU ministerial committee on candidature by November 30, 2019, to allow it endorse a consensus candidate at its February 2020 ordinary session. In the letter dated June 15 and addressed to the permanent mission of the Republic of Nigeria...
You Have 10 Days Left for Primaries in Edo State – INEC tells political parties
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You Have 10 Days Left for Primaries in Edo State – INEC tells political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told political parties interested in the Edo state governorship election that they have 10 days to conduct their primary election. The electoral commission's chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement during an inter-agency consultative committee on election meeting on Wednesday June 17. Mahmood stated that INEC will not extend the deadline for political parties that fail to submit the names of their candidates for the election. He said; All political parties interested in fielding candidates for the election are reminded that they must conclude their primaries for the nomination of candidates in the next ten days,” Yakubu said. “The deadline is Saturday, 27th June, 2020. I must stress that the date is firm and...
Bollywood Star, Sushant Singh Rajput Found Dead in his Home in Apparent Suicide
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Bollywood Star, Sushant Singh Rajput Found Dead in his Home in Apparent Suicide

Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his house in Mumbai’s Bandra, his representative and Mumbai Police said on Sunday, June 14. The actor who was found found hanging at his sixth floor apartment in Bandra (West), reportedly committed suicide. Though the police have confirmed that he died by suicide, no suicide note was found in his residence. “Sushant Singh Rajput has committed suicide, Mumbai Police is investigating,” DCP Pranay Ashok, spokesperson Mumbai Police said. The police at Sushant Singh Rajput's home this morning Sushant’s team shared a message for his fans: “It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life, and his work like they have...
Benin Backs Nigeria For WTO DG, Withdraws Nomination
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Benin Backs Nigeria For WTO DG, Withdraws Nomination

The nomination of Nigeria’s former Minister for Finance and former Managing Director of World Bank, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has received a boost as Republic of Benin withdrew its nomination in support of the Nigeria’s nominee for the job. Benin’s decision to withdraw its nominee was revealed in a letter addressed to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Benin to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations based in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday. In her two-page letter, Benin informed the Permanent Missions of the Member States of the International Organization of La Francophonie (01F) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva of its decision to withdraw its candidate in the person of Ambassa...
Akeredolu Receives APC Nomination & Expression Of Interest Forms, Goes Emotional
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Akeredolu Receives APC Nomination & Expression Of Interest Forms, Goes Emotional

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Friday went emotional while receiving the Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms bought for him by lawmakers and the various support groups in the state. The First Lady, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu also joined her husband to receive the forms. It will be recalled that Nineteen members of the APC Caucus in the Ondo State House of Assembly were in Abuja on Thursday to purchase the Expression of Interest Form for the Governor, while various support groups from the state were also at the national Secretariat to purchase his Nomination form. Seventeen of the members of the Assembly, led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, presented the Expression of interest Form to the Governor at the Government House, Alagbaka...
World Trade Organisation Accepts Okonjo-Iweala’s Nomination For DG
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World Trade Organisation Accepts Okonjo-Iweala’s Nomination For DG

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has accepted the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as one of the candidates for the office of the director-general of the organisation. “Nigeria, on 9 June 2020, nominated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the post of WTO Director-General to succeed the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azevêdo, who has announced he will step down on 31 August 2020,” the organisation said on its website. When President Muhammadu Buhari endorsed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) top job, Egypt went on the offensive. Egypt argued that the executive decision of the African Union (AU) which had set a deadline of November 30, 2019 for African countries to nominate candidates had been violated. They claimed Iweala’s nomination was late and s...
Court Restrains APC from Conducting Primaries in Edo
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Court Restrains APC from Conducting Primaries in Edo

The crisis rocking the Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has taken a different turn as a Federal High Court in Benin City, Edo state on Monday June 8 granted an order restraining the All Progressives Congress and its national chairman from conducting any primary election in Edo State. The order was granted ahead of governorship election holding in September, pending the determination of the lawsuit on June 11, 2020. Six aspirants drawn from two camps are in the race for Edo APC governorship ticket. Five of the aspirants, including a former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who recently defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC, and a former Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Pius Odubu belong to faction of the ...
Egypt Wants Okonjo-Iweala Disqualified From World Trade Organisation DG Job
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Egypt Wants Okonjo-Iweala Disqualified From World Trade Organisation DG Job

Egypt has requested that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s nomination to contest for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) should not be recognised. It said member states of the African Union (AU) had been required to nominate candidates for the director-general position by November 30, 2019 — over five months ago. MCI had reported on Thursday that President Muhammadu Buhari approved Okonjo-Iweala’s nomination to contest for the position and withdrew the candidacy of Yonov Frederick Agah, Nigeria’s permanent representative to WTO. In a letter to the candidature committee on Friday, the permanent mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the AU said the Office of Legal Consent opined that Nigeria’s nomination of a new candidate “is not in conformity with t...
President Weah Withdraws Ndubuisi Nwabudike’s Nomination For Liberia’s NEC Boss
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President Weah Withdraws Ndubuisi Nwabudike’s Nomination For Liberia’s NEC Boss

President George Manneh Weah has heeded the advice of FrontPageAfrica and has written Senate Protemp Albert Chea informing the Senate that he (Weah) is withdrawing the nomination of the National Elections Commission (NEC) Chair-designate, Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike. In this newspaper's April 1, 2020 Editorial titled: 'To Avoid The Many Backlashes, Just Withdraw His Nomination, Mr. President', we advise the President to do just what he did today. In President Weah's withdrawal letter he stated: "Dear Mr. President Pro-Tempore: I do hereby withdraw nominations for Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike, Chairman-designate, National Elections Commission and Cllr. Edwin K. Martin, Chairperson-designate, Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, respectively." From that Friday, March 20, when the P...
Ajimobi is best candidate for APC beyond 2023 – Rotimi Ajanaku
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Ajimobi is best candidate for APC beyond 2023 – Rotimi Ajanaku

Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, has said that former Governor of the state, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi, remains the best candidate to fill the position of the Deputy National Chairman (South) of APC if the party must survive beyond 2023. Ajanaku made this declaration while reacting to the criticisms that have trailed the nomination of the immediate past Governor of the state as Deputy National Chairman (South) of the APC, Daily Post reports. Some members of the party including the immediate past Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Adeyemo and other ‘kitchen’ cabinet members of the immediate past Governor had earlier kicked against Ajimobi’s nomination. Some members of the party in Ekiti state have also kicked against Ajimobi’s nomination. ...
Senate Confirms Captain Nuhu as Director-General of NCAA
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Senate Confirms Captain Nuhu as Director-General of NCAA

The nomination of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has been confirmed by the Nigerian Senate. Nuhu was confirmed by the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday February 18, following a report from the Senate Committee on Aviation which screened him. The committee’s chairman, Senator Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West) who presented the report said the nominee has the prerequisite knowledge and there was no petition against his nomination.
AMVCA 2020: See Complete List Of Nominees
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AMVCA 2020: See Complete List Of Nominees

  The nominees lists  for the 2020 edition of the Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA) has been released and veteran actor, Ramsey Noah is leading the pack of nominations. Nollywood couple, Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman hosted the live broadcast in which the nominees for the 7th edition of the award were unveiled on Thursday February 6. Ramsey Noah led the list with 4 nominations while Toyin Abraham got the second spot with three nominations. Zainab Balogun and Funke Akindele are next with two nominations each. “God Calling” led the nomination pack with 11 nominations and is followed by “Living In Bondage” with eight moniations. Kemi Adetiba’s “King of Boys” scored seven nominations while Toyin Abraham’s “Elevator Baby” got five nods. AMVCA panel of judg...
77-year-old Joe Biden Says he Needs a VP Who can Take over Immediately’ if he Dies in Office if Elected US President
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77-year-old Joe Biden Says he Needs a VP Who can Take over Immediately’ if he Dies in Office if Elected US President

Former US Vice-president Joe Biden has stated that he could die while in office if elected as US president this year. Biden is the favorite to clinch the Democratic slot for President in the upcoming 2020 US presidential elections and will battle it out with Trump if he clinches the nomination, but says he will need to select a vice president who can quickly assume presidency in case he dies.   Biden's reference about his age came after a man in the crowd asked if he would pick Senator Kamala Harris to be his VP. Harris dropped out of the race to be president in December but if Biden manages to reach the White House, he would be the oldest president ever elected as by that time, he will be 78. 'I can think of at least eight women, at least four or five people of...
Lawyer Mr Johnmary Jideobi,  Drags Mr. Ibrahim Magu to Court
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Lawyer Mr Johnmary Jideobi, Drags Mr. Ibrahim Magu to Court

A Constitutional lawyer, Mr Johnmary Jideobi, has asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja to declare the continued stay in office of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as illegal and unconstitutional. The appellant challenged the judgement of the Federal High Court in Abuja which held that nothing in the law circumscribed President Muhammadu Buhari’s powers to retain Magu in office, or provided a timeframe within which he could serve as acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency. It will be recalled that Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had in judgement she delivered on December 4, 2019, declined to invalidate Magu’s continued stay in office. Justice Ojukwu, however, stressed that it was a mandatory requirement of the law that Pr...
Greek PM Proposes Top Female Judge As Next President
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Greek PM Proposes Top Female Judge As Next President

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday nominated top female judge Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou to become the country’s next president. If approved by parliament, the 63-year-old head of the Council of State would become the first woman to hold the largely ceremonial post. Her appointment is expected to be a formality as Mitsotakis’s conservative New Democracy party holds 158 seats in the 300-seat parliament. The date of the parliamentary vote has not yet been set, but must take place before February 13 — one month before the end of the five-year term of current president Prokopis Pavlopoulos. “The time has come for Greece to open up to the future,” Mitsotakis said in a televised address, emphasising that the selection breaks with tradition not only because Sa...
Genevieve Nnaji reacts to her movie Lion Heart receiving nomination for an Oscar award
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Genevieve Nnaji reacts to her movie Lion Heart receiving nomination for an Oscar award

Genevieve Nnaji's movie, Lion Heart keeps breaking boundaries. The movie has now been nominated for the 2020 Oscars in the category of Best International Film and this is the first ever entry for Nigeria. Reacting to this, Genevieve wrote: "The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee has chosen @lionheartthemovie to represent Nigeria for the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Film! This is the first entry ever for Nigeria. It’s an honor to be a part of such a pivotal moment in the history of Nigerian cinema. A moment we know will be replicated as our stories continue to resonate with audiences around the world. On behalf of the entire LIONHEART team and TEN Productions, we are grateful for this recognition and proud to carry the torch. Thank you all for the love and support thus fa...
#BBNaija: Nomination Selection Is Over, Housemates Grouped Into Clans
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#BBNaija: Nomination Selection Is Over, Housemates Grouped Into Clans

Big Brother has grouped the housemates into clans. We have the Cruiztopia [Green Team] and The Icons [Red Team]. The housemates will now play in their groups. Big Brother will provide games and task which they will have to participate in including their wager. The winning team will win their wager and get supplies for the week. While the losing team will not get food supplies and will automatically be put up for eviction. Also they will have to participate in the VETO Power challenge. Big Brother has not explained the dynamics surrounding the VETO card. We will have to wait till Sunday to know what Team will be up for eviction. THE CRUIZTOPIA TEAM Diane, Esther, Gedoni, Jackye, Joe, Mercy, Mike, Seyi and Venita. THE ICONS TEAM Cindy, Elozonam, Enkay, Frodd, Ike, Khafi...
Akpabio Reacts To His Nomination As Buhari’s Minister
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Akpabio Reacts To His Nomination As Buhari’s Minister

Godswill Akpabio, a former federal lawmaker, has reacted to his selection as a minister under President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Akpabio who failed his re-election bid to return to the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly was among the 43 nominees selected by Mr Buhari to assist him pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. The former Akwa Ibom State governor who prides himself as an uncommon transformer while reacting to his selection said he will provide his uncommon services to Nigerians. “I believe in doing uncommon things and I’ll continue to offer uncommon services for a greater Nigeria,” Akpabio said in a tweet on Wednesday. He is yet to be assigned a portfolio.
Kaduna Assembly Rejects Commissioner Nominee Over A Facebook Post
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Kaduna Assembly Rejects Commissioner Nominee Over A Facebook Post

The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Thursday rejected the nomination of Aliyu Jafaru as commissioner over an old Facebook post criticizing Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s education policy, according to Daily Nigerian. Mr Jafaru, 42, was nominated for confirmation as Hon. Commissioner for Agriculture by Mr El-Rufai. With the exception Mr Jafaru, a lecturer at the Department of Geography of Kaduna State University, all the nominees have been screened and confirmed. During the screening at the today’s plenary, the Speaker, Aminu Shagali, reminded the nominee about his Facebook post in which he criticized the governor’s policies. “You criticized the same administration about to employ you now in one of your posts on Facebook.   “You said there’s nothing good about the education polic...
Son of former governor joins Kogi State governorship race
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Son of former governor joins Kogi State governorship race

Abubakar Ibrahim, son of a former Kogi State Governor, Ibrahim Idris, will be challenging incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 Kogi governorship election.   Bello is seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while Ibrahim is chasing the ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The two contenders obtained their nomination documents at the Abuja national headquarters of their parties yesterday.   After collecting his forms, Bello declared that those accusing him of non-performance have not visited Kogi State. Ibrahim, however, countered the governor, saying that Bello has become a huge liability to the people in the three and half years of his administration. Ibrahim, who said the governor’s record of poor performance is unprecedented...
BBNaija 2019: Mercy Speaks On Relationship With Ike
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BBNaija 2019: Mercy Speaks On Relationship With Ike

Big Brother Naija 2019 housemate, Mercy has revealed that she would like to have a relationship with fellow housemate, Ike. Mercy said this during her diary session on Tuesday, revealing that she has interest in Ike. Speaking to Big Brother, she added that she would love to also have a relationship with Ike after the “Pepper Dem” edition. When asked if she is interested in anyone in the house, Mercy said: “Yes Ike, but I want to slow it down for now because I’ve been through alot in my past relationships.   “But he is one guy i’ll love to be with after the house.” Meanwhile, Mercy is up for eviction this week and may likely go home on Sunday alongside SirDee, Tacha, Ella and KimOprah It would be recalled that Frodd on Monday replaced himself with Mercy during nomination....
APC Begins Sale Of Forms For Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Elections
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APC Begins Sale Of Forms For Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Elections

According to Punch Metro, the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has begun the sale of nomination forms for its governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. The party fixed the cost of the nomination form at N22.5m. The form would start selling from July 10 (Wednesday). According to a statement by its National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro, the Expression of Interest goes for N2.5m while the nomination form is N20m. The statement read, “In line with the provision of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission guidelines, the All Progressives Congress hereby releases this time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 Governorship Primary Elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.” The statement...
Bayelsa Assembly Elects new Speaker
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Bayelsa Assembly Elects new Speaker

A lawmaker representing Kolokuma/Opokuma Constituency 1 in the Bayelsa House of Assembly, Mr Tonye Isenah, on Thursday, emerged the Speaker of the Sixth Assembly. According to NAN, Isenah was nominated by Mrs Koku Ebiyel, representing Yenagoa Constituency 11, at the inaugural sitting of the Assembly. The new Speaker had served as the chief whip of the House of Assembly and chairman of various committees. The nomination was seconded by Mr Meitama Obodor, member representing Ogbia constituency 1. The speaker, who is representing his constituency for the third term, was elected unopposed. During his inauguration, he pledged to work in harmony with the state executives to ensure the development of the state. “I thank God for the opportuni...
Three governors, ministers in race for Buhari’s cabinet
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Three governors, ministers in race for Buhari’s cabinet

Ahead of the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office, the race for cabinet appointments has begun. A former Military Administrator, three outgoing governors and 15 ministers are jostling for cabinet seats. There were indications last night that the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) may be zoned to the  North-Central in favour of a Christian candidate. Besides, there is pressure on the President to revert to a 42-man cabinet structure as part of his pledge of inclusiveness. The new structure will include the constitutionally recommended 36 ministers from each state of the federation and six others representing each of the nation’s geopolitical zones — if Buhari embraces the idea. The President is yet to give a com...
World Bank appoints new president
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World Bank appoints new president

The Executive Directors of the World Bank, on Friday unanimously appointed David Malpass as President of the World Bank Group for a five-year term, beginning on Tuesday, April 9. The World Bank in a press release published on its website, said the appointment followed a transparent nomination process where any national of the Bank’s membership could be proposed by any Executive Director or Governor, NAN reports. “The Board looks forward to working with Malpass on the implementation of the Forward Look and the Capital Package Agreement as articulated in the Sustainable Financing for Sustainable Development Paper,” the bank said. The World Bank President is Chair of the Boards of Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Deve...
Ademola Adeleke, Reacts to Court Judgment Nullifying his Nomination for Osun state Governorship Election
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Ademola Adeleke, Reacts to Court Judgment Nullifying his Nomination for Osun state Governorship Election

Senator Ademola Adeleke has reacted to Tuesday April 2nd judgment of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, nullifying his candidacy as the PDP governorship candidate in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State. The court which was presided over by Justice Othman Musa of the FCT High Court in Bwari, Abuja,  nullified Ademola's candidacy over allegations of certificate forgery. Reacting to the judgement, Adeleke in a statement released today, described the judgement as “flawed and a travesty of justice.” He indicated that his lawyers are at the moment working to appeal the judgment. Faulting the judgment, Adeleke said, firstly, there has been two different court judgements delivered in September 2018 which held that he Adeleke satisfied all requir...
Certificate Forgery: Court Nullifies Davido Uncle’s Nomination for Osun Guber Polls
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Certificate Forgery: Court Nullifies Davido Uncle’s Nomination for Osun Guber Polls

The participation of Senator Ademola Adeleke in the last governorship election in Osun State, has been nullified by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari, Abuja. Justice Othman Musa, today,  annulled Adeleke’s nomination as candidate of the PDP on the grounds that he offended section 177 of the 1999 constitution as amended. “The section states that candidates for the position of governor must be educated up to secondary school level. Justice Musa said while the court’s findings showed that Adeleke entered secondary school in 1976, there was no record showing that he (Adeleke) actually graduated. The judge said Adeleke’s name was no longer seen in the school’s register from 1980. The judgment was on a suit filed by two members of APC, Wahab Raheem and...
Femi Kuti Reveals Why he Lost First Grammy Nomination
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Femi Kuti Reveals Why he Lost First Grammy Nomination

Femi Kuti has revealed why he lost his first grammy nomination in the year 2003, stating that it was due to politics. Femi Kuti’s lbum ‘Fight To Win,’ got him his first grammy nomination in 2003 under the ‘Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording’, and according to him, he lost out on the award due to the politics his former record company played with it. During a recent interview with PulseTV, the singer said he was facing a crisis in his career with the record company he was signed on in France, MCA, when he got his first Grammy nomination. He said; ‘When I was nominated for the Grammy the first time, I was basically going to win, it was a super album’ He said after he sacked his manager and also quit the record company, he got blacklisted which earned him his loss....
Ogun Polls: Adebutu Endorses Akinlade, Asks PDP Supporters To Vote APM
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Ogun Polls: Adebutu Endorses Akinlade, Asks PDP Supporters To Vote APM

This comes as a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Ladi Adebutu, declares his support for the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Adekunle Akinlade. The agreement was reached at a closed-door meeting between some factional leaders of the PDP and leaders of the APM in Abeokuta, the state capital. The PDP factional chairman, Mr Sikirulai Ogundele, told reporters after the meeting that they have adopted the APM candidate for Saturday’s governorship election while their supporters have been directed to follow suit. He commended the leadership quality of the APM candidate, stressing that Akinlade remains the best candidate for the job. Both Akinlade and Adebutu are members of the House of Representatives, representing Egbado South/I...
‘I’m Not Running for president in 2020, But I’ll Continue to Speak Out About Politics’ – Hillary Clinton
Politics

‘I’m Not Running for president in 2020, But I’ll Continue to Speak Out About Politics’ – Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has declared that she is not running for president in 2020 but will continue to speak out about politics. In her words, "I'm not going anywhere. I'm not running, but I'm going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe. I want to be sure that people understand I'm going to keep speaking out. I'm not going anywhere," Clinton said putting to rest speculation she was considering a 2020 bid. The list of potential candidates for the Democratic nomination has grown in recent weeks, but the question remained open whether the former senator and secretary of state could again seek the party’s nomination. Although the wife of former U.S. President Bill Clinton took a larger portion of the popular vote than President Trump in 2016, she lost so-called ...
Court nullifies Kano PDP guber primary, orders fresh election
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Court nullifies Kano PDP guber primary, orders fresh election

Kano PDP flag bearer, Alhaji Abba Kabir-Yusuf A federal High Court in Kano yesterday nullified the governorship primaries conducted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in which Abba Kabir-Yusuf emerged as its standard-bearer in the state.This is coming barely five days to the governorship and state House of Assembly elections nationwide. The cancellation followed a suit filed before the Court by one of the party’s gubernatorial aspirants, Ibrahim Ali-Amin, who challenged the legitimacy of the process that produced Kabir-Yusuf. Al-Amin had alleged that the PDP sidelined and booted him out of the race in the primary election. Ruling on the matter, Justice Lewis Allagoa, nullified the election on the grounds that the party had no incontrovertible reasons to deny the plaintiff p...
WAEC certificate: Court set to deliver judgment on Gov. Bindow’s alleged forgery case
Education

WAEC certificate: Court set to deliver judgment on Gov. Bindow’s alleged forgery case

An FCT High Court in Apo is set to deliver judgment in a suit seeking the disqualification of Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, from the forthcoming governorship election, over alleged certificate forgery. Justice Olukayode Adeniyi had fixed March 1 for the judgment after counsels to all parties in the suit argued and adopted their respective briefs for and against the suit. However, when the matter came up on Friday, Justice Adeniyi apologized to the parties that the judgment was not ready. He said he had earlier sent the court registrar to communicate the development to the parties. Justice Adeniyi thereafter fixed judgment for today (Monday). A group, Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, had alleged that Bindow supplied f...
Seun Kuti To Perform at 61st Grammy Awards
Celebs

Seun Kuti To Perform at 61st Grammy Awards

Nigerian musician, Seun Kuti is set to perform at 61st Grammy Awards scheduled to hold in few day time, the singer also got a nomination at the awards. Seun Kuti will be performing alongside Malian singer/songwriter, Fatoumata Diawara, at the award’s Premiere Ceremony on February 10. The statement which conveyed the announcement reads; The 61st Grammy Awards will start off with sizzle as the lineup for the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony has been revealed, led by Mr. Boombastic himself, Grammy winner and current nominee, Shaggy as host. “The prelude to music’s biggest night will also feature performances by current nominated singer/songwriter Snatam Kaur, trumpeter Craig Morris and dance duo Sofi Tukker. “Nigerian Afrobeat artist, Seun Kuti and Malian singer/songwriter Fat...
Vega Challenges Infantino for FIFA Presidency
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Vega Challenges Infantino for FIFA Presidency

Gianni Infantino Former Swiss international Ramon Vega has emerged as a possible challenger to Gianni Infantino for the FIFA Presidency at this year’s election in Paris. The election holds at the 69th FIFA Congress in Paris, France on June 5 this year. Vega, 47-year-old footballer turned financier, who won 23 caps for Switzerland, is reportedly weighing up a bid for the top job at world football’s governing body and is assessing the likelihood of securing the required five nominations before the February 5 deadline. Infantino, elected in 2016 to serve the remainder of Sepp Blatter’s term after his Swiss counterpart resigned amid the corruption scandal, was widely expected to run unopposed. But reports suggested this week that a former player with extensive experience in th...
Grammy Award Winning R&B Star, James Ingram Dies at 66
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Grammy Award Winning R&B Star, James Ingram Dies at 66

James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like "Just Once" and "I Don't Have The Heart," has died at the age of 66. Ingram's longtime friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen, confirmed the news of his passing Tuesday when he tweeted, "I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name." Ingram, an Ohio native, got his start as a musician with the band Revelation Funk and later played keyboards for Ray Charles. He was nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, winning for best male R&B performance for his song "One Hundred Ways" in 1981 and best R&B performance...
Black Panther Gets 6 Nominations At 2019 Oscars
Entertainment

Black Panther Gets 6 Nominations At 2019 Oscars

Black Panther is not only nominated in the Best Picture Category at the 2019 Oscars, it also got nomination in 5 other major categories. Th movies is easily one of the biggest pop culture-defining superhero movie of this decade, from having a predominantly black cast to its futuristic depiction of Africa. In addition to the five technical nominations, the movie also earned a ‘Best Picture’ nod, making it the first superhero movie to be nominated in that category. The ‘Best Picture’ award is considered to be the most prestigious and the highest award a movie could receive at the ceremony. This nomination comes as a big surprise to most considering how other superhero flicks like Logan have been snubbed in the past despite their commercial and critical success. Notwithst...

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