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Nigerian Leaders Need Prayers From Followers – Ahmad Lawan
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Nigerian Leaders Need Prayers From Followers – Ahmad Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Nigerians to continue praying for the leaders in government as they tackle the various challenges facing the nation. Lawan, according to a statement released on Saturday by his media office, made the appeal at the launching of Pataskum Emirate Central Mosque Appeal Fund, at Potiskum, Yobe State. The Senate President, the statement added, announced a donation of N20 million to support the project. He said, “Every time, leaders need prayers, particularly from the followers. “Our leaders, particularly our President, Muhammadu Buhari, may God grant him good health, God has given him the leadership of this country through you. “He is trying his possible best for you and we too that are part of his leadership, we are trying our best ...
Real Madrid President Puts Gareth Bale on ‘Blacklist’
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Real Madrid President Puts Gareth Bale on ‘Blacklist’

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has put Gareth Bale on a ‘blacklist’ after deciding he doesn’t want the player at the club next season, according to Sport. Bale has spoken about his desire to return to Spain after his loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur ends. The Welshman has endured a torrid return to the Premier League club under Jose Mourinho. Bale struggled to recover from an injury and despite working his way back into the side and getting among the goals, he was dropped after a poor showing against Arsenal and hasn’t started a league game since. But he could end up in limbo at the end of the season, with Madrid eager to offload him in the summer. It is understood Perez has placed Bale on a ‘blacklist of players he doesn’t want at the club. Los Bla...
President Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before September 11
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President Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before September 11

President Joe Biden will remove all US troops from Afghanistan before this year's 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, finally ending America's longest war despite mounting fears of a Taliban victory, officials said on Tuesday. The drawdown delays only by around five months an agreement with the Taliban by former president Donald Trump to withdraw all troops, amid a growing consensus in Washington that little more can be achieved. Biden, who will make an announcement on Wednesday, has "reached the conclusion that the United States will complete its drawdown -- will remove its forces from Afghanistan -- before September 11," the official told reporters on condition of anonymity. Biden had earlier mused about keeping a residual force in Afghanistan to strike Al-Qaeda or an ...
Legislature, Judiciary Autonomy: Governors Oppose Buhari Executive Order 10
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Legislature, Judiciary Autonomy: Governors Oppose Buhari Executive Order 10

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Tuesday said state governors were not opposed to financial autonomy for the judiciary and the legislature. Lalong, who stated this in an interview with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum press corps in Abuja, however, faulted the Executive Order 10, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) signed into law last year. The Plateau State governor, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, said the Federal Government could not force states to implement financial autonomy for the judiciary and legislature. Lalong said that there were measures that must be taken before the autonomy could be implemented. He added that state governors would meet with the leadership of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria on Wednesday (today) w...
Perez Re-elected Real Madrid President Without Opponents
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Perez Re-elected Real Madrid President Without Opponents

  Florentino Perez has been re-elected Real Madrid president for another four years, after no other candidates challenged him for the position. The 74-year-old has been president of the Spanish giants for a total of 18 years over two spells. First from 2000 until 2006 and then since 2009. Perez called for the presidential elections on April 1, and gave potential candidates until April 12 to step forward to be approved by the club’s electoral board. A candidate must have been a Real Madrid member or socio for at least 20 years and must have sufficient personal wealth to be able to obtain a bank guarantee worth at least 15% of the club’s budget. It’s the third time in a row that Perez has been re-elected without a vote. He also didn’t face any opposition in 2013 an...
Bad Belle Stopped Abiola From Becoming President – Obasanjo
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Bad Belle Stopped Abiola From Becoming President – Obasanjo

Barely 28 years after, former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday lamented the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election, presumably won by the late philanthropist, Moshood Kashimawo Abiola. He blamed the cancellation on “bad belle”. The election, adjudged to be most peaceful, credible and fair, was annulled by the military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. Obasanjo said the annulment robbed Egbaland and Ogun State the rare privilege of having three of its prominent sons occupying the number one leadership position in the country at different times. The elder statesman, who was referring to former Head of Interim National Government (ING), Chief Ernest Shonekan, himself, who governed the country first as a military Head of State and a civilian president, app...
The Idea That Governor Yahaya Bello Should not Run for the Presidency is Absurd – FFK
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The Idea That Governor Yahaya Bello Should not Run for the Presidency is Absurd – FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Yahaya Bello, has described as ''absurd'' the idea that Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, should not run for the presidency. Bello who is a member of the APC has since signified interest to run for Presidency in 2023. In a tweet posted this morning, FFK said it is also absurd for some Nigerians to kick against the North Central producing the next democratically-elected president. His tweet reads ''The idea that Gov. Yahaya Bello should not run for the Presidency & that the NC zone, which has never produced a democratically-elected President,ought to settle for another position is absurd. Nigeria needs strong & decisive leadership, a generational change & a bridge-builder.''
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...
Atiku Not Fit To Contest For President, His Parents Are Cameroonians – Malami
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Atiku Not Fit To Contest For President, His Parents Are Cameroonians – Malami

Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is not eligible under the constitution to contest for President. Malami said this in an affidavit in support of a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/177/2019 and filed before the court by the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA). EMA is challenging Atiku’s eligibility to contest for President and praying the court to hold among others, that considering the provisions of sections 25(1) &(2) and 131(a) of the constitution and the circumstances surrounding his birth, the former Vice President cannot contest for the top office. Although the suit was filed before the 2019 presidential election, ...
Messi gives Barcelona conditions to sign new contract
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Messi gives Barcelona conditions to sign new contract

  Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has given newly-elected president, Joan Laporta, a list of demands he expects to be met before signing a new contract, according to Eurosport. Messi tried to force a move away from Spain last summer but ended up staying at Camp Nou. However, the 33-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of this season. Barca has grown increasingly confident of keeping Messi beyond this summer, following an upturn in results and Laporta’s return last month. However, Messi will not put pen to paper until he can see clear progress is still being made on and off the field. He also expects Barca to make astute signings, such as Eric Garcia on a free transfer from Manchester City, plus one marquee signing – possibly Borussia Dortmund star E...
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...
Guardiola Takes Decision on Signing Messi as Aguero Departs
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Guardiola Takes Decision on Signing Messi as Aguero Departs

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has abandoned his pursuit of Lionel Messi and the whole episode is now seen as “case closed”, according to Sport. ManCity has been seen as favourites to be Messi’s next club, should he make an emotional exit from the Nou Camp this summer. Messi tried to force his way out last summer, but under new manager Ronald Koeman and the returning president Joan Laporta, he appeared to be enjoying his football once more and looked set to stay. City was keen on signing Messi last summer but “they are throwing in the towel, convinced that the Argentine will renew with Barca”. Instead, Guardiola will now look to either Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku or Harry Kane to replace the departing Sergio Aguero. The Etihad club confirmed on Monday that all...
Real Madrid President, Perez angry as Man United Approach Ramos’s Replacement
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Real Madrid President, Perez angry as Man United Approach Ramos’s Replacement

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has been left ‘very angry’ as Manchester United approached Villarreal centre-back, Pau Torres, according to Spanish outlet El Desmarque. Perez sees Torres as the perfect long-term heir to Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, who is out of contract with Zinedine Zidane’s side at the end of the season. Torres has a relatively affordable release clause of €60million (£51million). The 24-year-old has a growing list of admirers following a string of brilliant displays in LaLiga and the Europa League this season. Man United are also keen to sign Torres at the end of the season with the Red Devils manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a huge admirer of the Spain international. Solskjaer is determined to add a new centre-back in his squa...
‘Without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors’ – Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar
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‘Without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors’ – Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state has described President Buhari as the best thing to happen to Nigeria. Abubakar said this while featuring on a Channels Television program. Listing some of the achievements of President Buhari, the Jigawa state Governor averred they won't be able to lift their heads up as Governors without the support of the President. When asked if he agrees with his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts who said Buhari is the best thing to happen to Nigeria, he said; “I agree with the given circumstances we have now. I believe 100 percent. I know what I inherited. I know the trouble I got through. I know at one time, I even wanted to leave. Really, without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors. “If y...
Power Should go to South in 2023 – Gov Zulum
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Power Should go to South in 2023 – Gov Zulum

The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, has lent his voice to the call for power to shift to the South in 2023. Governor Zulum stated this when he spoke at the presentation of a book by Dakuku Perterside, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Thursday, March 25. “The issue of power rotation is a covenant between us hence the need to shift the power to the south.”he said According to him, it doesn't matter what part of the South the next president comes from. He urged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to heed his advice and keep to previous agreements made to shift power to the southern part of the country in the next administration. Governor Zulum will not be the first governor to say that the South should t...
Florentino Perez Gives one Condition for Ramos to Leave Real Madrid
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Florentino Perez Gives one Condition for Ramos to Leave Real Madrid

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, is willing to let captain, Sergio Ramos, leave Santiago Bernabeu in the summer transfer window if the club can sign Bayern Munich’s David Alaba as his replacement, according to Marca. Perez is weighing up his options when it comes to Ramos and could be more willing to let the veteran centre-back go if he manages to sign Alaba. Alaba has since confirmed he will leave Bayern on a free transfer this summer, although his reported wage demands of £400,000 a week could be a problem. Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the Austrian international. Meanwhile, Ramos appears increasingly likely to end his 16-year spell at the club and leave on a free transfer at the end of the seas...
Buhari Won’t Hand Over To Tinubu In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo
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Buhari Won’t Hand Over To Tinubu In 2023 – Ayo Adebanjo

The new leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, says the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), won’t hand over power to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu. He said this in an exclusive interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, noting that Buhari and Tinubu are deceiving themselves. Adebanjo also tackled Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and APC governors in the South-West for being silent on the restructuring of the country. He said, “The exception is the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi (Makinde). They are all under the canopy of Tinubu, who himself is under the canopy of (the President, Major General Muhammadu) Buhari. But they are deceiving themselves that Buhari would hand over to him (Tinubu) sinc...
Gowon Pushes For Rotational President
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Gowon Pushes For Rotational President

The clamour for power shift got a push on Sunday from former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon, who called for zoning and rotational presidency among the six geo-political zones. Gen.Gowon said rotating the office is key to peace, tranquility and development. Besides, the elder statesman, who spoke in Abuja at 100th anniversary of Barewa Old Boys Association (BOBA), canvassed the rotation of the presidency among the 19 Norther states, adding that, no ethnic group is better outside the nation than inside as one united Nigeria. He suggested that Nigeria should henceforth, have two vice presidents, saying that one of them should come from the zone producing the President and the other elected into power during the presidential election. Gowon who spoke on the topic: “Barewa College...
Elderly Man allegedly Caught Raping 8-year-old girl in Abia Community
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Elderly Man allegedly Caught Raping 8-year-old girl in Abia Community

An elderly man has been arrested after he was caught raping an 8-year-old girl in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. The suspect was caught by Amaekpu youths led by their president, Stormy Stainless. According a short statement posted by the organization on Sunday, March 21, the suspect lives opposite a guest house in Ohafia.
Buhari Allowed Sheikh Gumi Incite Bandits For More Attacks – Pan-Yoruba Elders
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Buhari Allowed Sheikh Gumi Incite Bandits For More Attacks – Pan-Yoruba Elders

The Pan-Yoruba elders stated this in a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting on Wednesday in Mapo Hall, Ibadan, Oyo State. Pan-Yoruba elders have again lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led regime saying the President watched Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, incite bandits with various unfounded statements which have led to more crisis in the country ever since. SaharaReporters learnt that the Yoruba elders warned Gumi not to sow the seeds of terrorism nationwide and to stop making inciting statements, which could be described as felony. The communiqué, which was signed by Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo, blamed President Buhari for allowing Gumi to fan the embers of crisis in the country while hiding under the guise of mediation. The elders said, “The Yorùbá hereby...
TFF, Yanga SC and Simba SC mourn late Tanzania President Pombe Magufuli
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TFF, Yanga SC and Simba SC mourn late Tanzania President Pombe Magufuli

The news of the death of the head of state and government was confirmed by the Vice-President on March 17 Following the death of Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli, Mainland Premier League and Football Kenya Federation Premier League clubs have sent their messages of condolences. Magufuli's death was confirmed on March 17 by Vice President Samia Suluhu. The Tanzanian announced the president succumbed to heart conditions in a Dar es Salaam hospital. The President, who was re-elected in October 2020 for a final five-year term, had been missing from the public limelight from February 27.
LaLiga President Claims they are Ready for Messieaving Barcelona
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LaLiga President Claims they are Ready for Messieaving Barcelona

The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, has assured that he has “prepared well” for the possibility of Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona. The Covid-19 pandemic has already damaged the league’s bottom line, with the Blaugranes alone responsible for €1.2 billion (£1.1b/$1.5b) in debt, and the exit of a main attraction like Messi would appear a worrisome moment. But Tebas believes LaLiga is financially secure enough to withstand any harm. “[Messi] couldn’t leave Barcelona because of an agreement in his contract, but as I said about Cristiano [Ronaldo], we also are prepared financially for this moment. “Cristiano leaving Real Madrid was a decision made by the club. I don’t have the right to say anything, but I always prefer to have the best players in La Liga, the same happened with Ne...
Laporta Elected Barcelona president for Second time, Speaks on Messi’s Future
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Laporta Elected Barcelona president for Second time, Speaks on Messi’s Future

Joan Laporta was on Sunday elected the new president of Barcelona. He returns to the position he previously held from 2003 to 2010. Laporta won ahead of rival candidates Victor Font and Toni Freixa. The Spanish club called the election on Sunday night, with Laporta winning with 30,184 votes and Font coming in second and Freixa third with 16,679 and 4,769 votes, respectively. Barca said 51,765 out of 109,531 eligible members had voted in the election. Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, as well as the club’s former coach and current Spain boss Luis Enrique, all participated in the voting exercise. “I want to thank all the members for coming out to vote what has been the most important election in the club’s history due to [the effects of] the coronavirus pandem...
Former Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatad Ahmed and Wife Welcome Baby Boy
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Former Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatad Ahmed and Wife Welcome Baby Boy

Former Kwara state governor, Abdulfatad Ahmed and his wife, Omolewa, have welcomed a baby boy. Toyin Saraki, the wife of former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, shared the good news on social media. She wrote ''Heartiest congratulations to my Dear Sister, former Kwara First Lady @AhmedOmolewa and HE @AbdulfataAhmed  on the birth of their baby boy! Sending you lots of love''
Pep Guardiola Predicts Barcelona’s Future as Bartomeu is Arrested
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Pep Guardiola Predicts Barcelona’s Future as Bartomeu is Arrested

  The Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has that said that his former club, Barcelona will get back to the top soon. Guardiola stated this while reacting to arrest of former president of the club, Josep Maria Bartomeu, a development he described as “an uncomfortable.” Bartomeu slept in jail on Monday as part of an investigation into ‘Barcagate’ at Camp Nou. “It’s an uncomfortable situation but I hope it will finish well,” Guardiola said at his press conference. “He’s already innocent until the court proves he is guilty. “Only I’m concerned is that in one week we’ll have a new president. “It’s a difficult situation at Barcelona but the new man needs to have the courage to lead in the next years. As many people as possible can vote and lead the best club in th...
‘Ndigbo Republic, Not Biafra May Emerge If South-East Fail To Produce President’
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‘Ndigbo Republic, Not Biafra May Emerge If South-East Fail To Produce President’

A Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has said that the way things are going in Nigeria, Ndigbo Republic may emerge instead of Biafra. According to him, “if after 50 years of Nigeria/Biafra civil war and political power brokers do not find it expediently urgent to close this monumental gap of inequality by giving a sense of belonging to the South-East region of Nigeria, then Ndigbo Republic (NR) is inevitable and I will lead the struggle of its actualisation.” Udeogaranya said that Ndigbo remains more Nigerian than any other Nigerian ethnic group and will always play their big brother role of pan-Africanism. Ndigbo, he said wants the best for the Yoruba nation, Hausa nation, Fulani nation, Ijaw nation and every other...
‘An uncomfortable situation’ – Guardiola weighs in on Bartomeu arrest while revealing hope for Barcelona’s future
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‘An uncomfortable situation’ – Guardiola weighs in on Bartomeu arrest while revealing hope for Barcelona’s future

The Manchester City boss says he believes that his former club will get back to the top soon as presidential elections loom Pep Guardiola has called Josep Maria Bartomeu's recent arrest "an uncomfortable" situation after the former Barcelona president was detained on Monday as part of an investigation into ‘Barcagate’ at Camp Nou. Bartomeu was provisionally released on Tuesday after spending Monday in jail as the 58-year-old ex-Barca boss invoked his right not to testify. Alongside Bartomeu, it is understood that three other arrests were made, including Chief Executive Officer of the club, Oscar Grau, former adviser to the presidency Jaume Masferrer, and head legal counsel Roman Gomez Ponti.
Zimbabwe Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigns amid s3x scandal
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Zimbabwe Vice President Kembo Mohadi resigns amid s3x scandal

Zimbabwe's Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Monday March 1, resigned after being accused of sexual misconduct.   This came after audio recordings of phone conversations in which Mohadi was allegedly soliciting sex from married women, including a subordinate in his office was leaked online in February. The lurid clips included one where a man can be heard scheduling to meet for sex at his office.   In a rare move by a public official in Zimbabwe, Mohadi said he had taken the decision to step down “not as a matter of cowardice but as a sign of demonstrating great respect to the office of the President”.   In a statement released by the Ministry of Information, the Vice President said;   “I have been going through a soul-searching pilgrimage and realise...
Apostle Suleman Begs Boko Haram not to Kill Abducted Borno Pastor
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Apostle Suleman Begs Boko Haram not to Kill Abducted Borno Pastor

President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Johnson Suleman has appealed to Boko Haram insurgents not to kill Borno pastor Bulus Yikura they abducted. The cleric was abducted by the insurgents on Christmas eve last year during an attack on Pemi village in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State. Taking to Twitter, Suleman pleaded with the insurgents to spare Yikura’s life, adding that Christians are not the insurgents’ enemies and wrote on how some certain Muslims were saved by Christians many years back. He said: “I appeal to Boko haram not to kill Pastor Bulus Yikura..have mercy on him like the Abyssinian Christians had mercy on the first Muslims and saved them from the Quraysh. “Christians are not your enemies. Plssss,let Pastor Yikura go..”
If Trump could order the military to rescue one kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria, Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru – CAN
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If Trump could order the military to rescue one kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria, Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the military to rescue Pastor Bulud Yakuru from the Boko Haram terrorists who had given him a one week ultimatum before it is too late. LIB reported earlier that the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram which kidnapped Pastor Yakuru on December 24, 2020 after an attack at Pemi Village in Borno State, gave the federal government a one week ultimatum to negotiate his release, and this one week ultimatum will end on Wednesday March 3. The Christian group in a statement issued by its President, Samson Ayokunle on Saturday February 27, said Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru if Trump could order the military to secure the release of one kidna...
We Are Used To A President Whose Words Mean Nothing – Aisha Yesufu
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We Are Used To A President Whose Words Mean Nothing – Aisha Yesufu

The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Aisha Yesufu, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of the increasing spate of abductions in the country. When asked on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, what she thinks of the President’s assurance to Nigerians about efforts being made to rescue all those who have been abducted, Mrs Yesufu said: “what I make of the statement is absolutely nothing”. “We are used to a president whose words mean nothing. He says one thing, and another thing happens,” she added. Since one of the major abductions in the country happened in 2014 – (the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State), Yesufu has been at the forefront of the calls made to the Federal Government to ensure the release of al...
Doyin Okupe To Run For President In 2023
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Doyin Okupe To Run For President In 2023

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, has declared that he will be joining the race for the presidency in 2023 if the security situation in the country lingers on. “I will run for President in 2023 if banditry, kidnapping, herdsmen ravaging the South West and Boko Haram, all continue unabated,” he tweeted. According to him, bandits terrorising the country will be stopped dead on their tracks. The politician noted that the situation where bandits operate unchallenged for 3 to 4 hrs will no longer be possible during his government, adding that any major mass movement in the forests will be detected by satellite and ground forces will be mobilised instantly. “I will also submit a post dated letter of resignation from office by my...
Buhari, Governors To Discuss Fuel Pricing On Thursday
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Buhari, Governors To Discuss Fuel Pricing On Thursday

The President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the state governors will discuss the issue of fuel pricing Thursday. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this Sunday night after a bipartite meeting of the Federal Government and the organised labour at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Briefing journalists on their resolutions, Ngige said the labour had investigated the report of the Technical Committee on Premium Motor Spirit Pricing Framework as agreed at the last meeting and made their submissions alongside the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. The minister said, “The labour side saw that they were making some points and like I said, it is work in progress. Governors are going to discuss this on Thursday. ...
Peace Of Niger Republic Must Matter To Nigeria – Buhari
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Peace Of Niger Republic Must Matter To Nigeria – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, said the peace of Niger Republic must matter to Nigeria, being “our very close neighbour.” He therefore commended the country’s outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou and his government for keeping to their country’s Constitution with respect to run-off polls scheduled for February 21, 2021. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving in audience former Nigerian Vice President, Namadi Sambo, who is ECOWAS Head of Mission on the elections in Niger Republic. The statement was titled “Nigerien run-off polls: President Buhari praises outgoing government for following the constitution.” The statement quoted Buhari as congratulating Samb...
Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari
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Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari

Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has urged the Federal Government to take urgent actions to douse the tension across the country caused by activities of armed Fulani herdsmen. The group pointed out that another civil war could break out if the government doesn't act. The northern youths said this in a statement signed by its National President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo Gujungu, Wednesday, Feb 17, in Kaduna. They said: "The Arewa Youth Forum is worried by the prevailing impasse and rising tension across the country precipitated by the quit notice given to Fulani herdsmen by the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the actions that had trailed that incident. "As it stands, owning to the actions of non-state actors and inaction of state actors, mainly the Federal Government and the sta...
‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson Says He Would Run For President If ‘That’s What The People Wanted’
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‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson Says He Would Run For President If ‘That’s What The People Wanted’

Hollywood actor, producer, Dwayne Johnson also known as The Rock has stated that he is open to running for political office. Appearing on USA Today this week, The Rock said: ‘I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted. Truly I mean that, and I’m not flippant in any way with my answer… ‘So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground.’ Johnson has discussed the “real possibility’ of running for president in the past, after hearing ‘more and more’ people push for the actor to move into politics.   Back in 2017, he said: ‘A year ago, it started coming up more and more. ‘There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think “Let me really rethink my answer and make su...
Buhari Attributes Violence In Nigeria To People With Resources, Influence
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Buhari Attributes Violence In Nigeria To People With Resources, Influence

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, attributed the upheavals being experienced in parts of the country to a few people with resources and influence. He assured stakeholders that the culprits will be identified and dealt with in due course. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving a delegation of Borno/Yobe Elders Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The statement was titled “We need this country, we will continue to work for its stability, says President Buhari.” Adesina quoted the President as saying that “I am confident that we will eventually convince the small number of people with resource and influence that are a nuisance to this great country. “God wi...
2023: Tinubu Won’t Restructure Nigeria If He Becomes President — Ayo Adebanjo
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2023: Tinubu Won’t Restructure Nigeria If He Becomes President — Ayo Adebanjo

Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on Tuesday said Ni­gerians should not be fooled by those saying Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor, will restructure Nigeria if he becomes presi­dent in 2023. President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to imple­ment the report of the 2014 National Conference which was set up by his predecessor former President Goodluck Jonathan, comprising emi­nent Nigerians from across the country. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) also set up the Committee on True Federal­ism in 2017. The committee had submitted its report since January 2018 but the party has failed to implement it. Responding to those claim­ing Tinubu has no powers to restructure the country now but will do so if he becomes president in 2023, Ad...
2023: Run For President, Arewa Youth Forum Tell Kogi State Governor
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2023: Run For President, Arewa Youth Forum Tell Kogi State Governor

The Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has called on Governor Bello to submit himself for national service and contest for the number one seat of the country in 2023 adding that the group alongside many other young Nigerians were tired of recycled bandwagons ruling the country. The Group made this known on Saturday through its President General, Comrade Gambo ibrahim Gunjungu when they paid a courtesy visit to Governor Bello at the Government House in Lokoja. He expressed that the group after its research came to the conclusion to make the call on Governor Bello to run for President in 2023 as they were proud of his numerous antecedents in Security, Infrastructure, youth and women inclusion in governance as well as his firmness against the politicization of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Presi...
Reno Omokri Welcomes 4th Child with his Wife
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Reno Omokri Welcomes 4th Child with his Wife

Reno Omokri and his wife have welcomed their fourth child, a baby girl who they have named after former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan . Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar shared the happy news as he took to Twitter to congratulate Reno and his wife on the birth of their fourth child. He also revealed the couple named their baby daughter, Ebele, after former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. In his congratulatory message, Atiku wrote: "I congratulate @renoomokri and his wife on the birth early this morning of their daughter, Ebele, named after former President @GEJonathan." "Reno has always shown a loyal spirit and when he offers friendship, that relationship is solid. I pray that his newborn child will display this virtue that her father epitomises. Once again, congrat...
Are You Leading Nigerians Or Catching Cruise? – Adamu Garba Asks Buhari
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Are You Leading Nigerians Or Catching Cruise? – Adamu Garba Asks Buhari

Sometimes I wonder, I genuinely wonder whether President @MBuhari is leading Nigeria or catching cruise with our trust How can the country be in tension, killings all over the places, yet no categorical statement from the President? Why the silence at this very critical moment? Why must we always talk, ask and insist before we can hear from this President. The matter at hand, from North to South is on the verge of exacerbating ethnic tensions. Blames and counter blames, accusations and counter accusations, yet silence from the President? Why is that? The President is the only, truly and rightful legitimacy to restore order, assured of safety & security for the citizenry in times of tensions like this The President must be in control of the narrative all over th...
Patriotism Means To Stand By The Country Not By The President – Jega
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Patriotism Means To Stand By The Country Not By The President – Jega

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), has said patriotism means standing by the country and not the president. Jega said this in a tweet on Saturday. “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President,” he wrote. The former INEC chairman, who is also a member of the Nigerian Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance, had with other members, including former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Onaiyekan and retired military general, Martin Luther Agwai, criticized President Muhammadu Buhari last year, over the suffering of Nigerians from the insecurity to lives and property, as well as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the standards of living in the country. He has also advised Buhari ...
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...
Antonio Conte Showed His Middle Finger To Juventus’ President At Half-Time
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Antonio Conte Showed His Middle Finger To Juventus’ President At Half-Time

  Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte reportedly showed his middle finger to Juventus president Andrea Agnelli during a heated exchange on Tuesday evening. The two sides met in the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final clash and things got heated between Conte and Agnelli. At half-time, television cameras caught Conte flipping the bird at Agnelli who was high in the stands. Sky Sports Italia per Metro report a row erupted at full-time with Agnelli shouting: "F**k off, shut up a**hole." The game ended 0-0 and Juventus advanced 2-1 on aggregate having won the first leg thanks to two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo. Conte was asked about the war of words at full-time and he refused to go into any detail. He explained: "They should tell the truth, the fourth official...
Herdsmen crisis: Arrest, prosecute anyone found with arms – Presidency
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Herdsmen crisis: Arrest, prosecute anyone found with arms – Presidency

The Presidency has revealed the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue of killer herdsmen in the country. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said the president’s position is that those found with arms unlawfully should be arrested and prosecuted. Adesina disclosed this while responding to a question from Seun Okinbaloye on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today. According to Adesina: “If the governor would say he has not heard the president speak on that matter that is what he should make clear, it’s not that the president has not spoken. “Because a number of times the president has spoken on that issue and his position has always been the same, anybody who carries arms unlawfully should be arrested and prosecuted. The president ...
I Have Cristiano Ronaldo’s Shirt, Get Along Well With Sergio Ramos – Gerard Pique
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I Have Cristiano Ronaldo’s Shirt, Get Along Well With Sergio Ramos – Gerard Pique

Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique has talked about his relationship with Real Madrid players, including Sergio Ramos. Pique also talked about his relationship with for Real superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, saying he even has the Portuguese shirt. In an interview with United Post, the legendary Spanish defender also discussed Lionel Messi’s contract. Messi has not held talks with any other clubs despite being free to discuss a contract elsewhere, while Ramos is engaged in a contract stand-off with the LaLiga champions. “I talk to him, but not about his renewal,” Pique said of Ramos. “We get along very well. With Madrid, the relationship is very good. “I have swapped shirts with them and I have Madrid shirts at home. I have Cristiano [Ronaldo], [Karim] Benzema, Ramos… a few. B...
Barcelona Are Pressing Charges Against Newspaper El Mundo Over A Reported £492 Million Contract Spill
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Barcelona Are Pressing Charges Against Newspaper El Mundo Over A Reported £492 Million Contract Spill

Barcelona denied leaking knowledge of the deal with Lionel Messi - allegedly worth up to EUR 555m (£ 492m) over four seasons - and vowed to sue the newspaper responsible for publishing it. Barcelona, which has been headed by a board of directors since the resignation of President Josep Maria Bartomeu in October in the face of a no-confidence motion ahead of the new presidential elections on March 7,said they support Messi and would take action against the newspaper. "In view of the information published today in the newspaper El Mundo, in relation to the professional contract signed between FC Barcelona and the player Lionel Messi, the club regrets its publication given that it is a private document governed by the principle of confidentiality between the parties," a club stateme...
My Generation did a lot Wrong. Make it Uncomfortable for old Leaders to Remain in Government – Obasanjo tells Nigerian Youths
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My Generation did a lot Wrong. Make it Uncomfortable for old Leaders to Remain in Government – Obasanjo tells Nigerian Youths

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Nigerian youths to make it uncomfortable for old leaders to remain in government. Speaking during a virtual interview with academic and historian Toyin Falola, the former President admitted his generation did a lot of wrong and also apologized to the youths. Obasanjo who noted that things are bad in the country, said Nigeria's fortune might change when youths step up. He said; “You (youths) have everything going for you and I don’t want you to feel discouraged. Things are bad in Nigeria but I believe it is only for a short while because it depends on you. “Whatever my generation might have done wrong –and I will be the first to admit that my generation has done a lot of wrong, (but) it is for your generation to do it better. ...
“Mr Integrity, My Foot”: Buhari Has Failed In Securing Nigerian – Fayose
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“Mr Integrity, My Foot”: Buhari Has Failed In Securing Nigerian – Fayose

Transparency International has now established that under Buhari, Nigeria has become the hq of corruption. At this point, it's illegal and morally unacceptable to refer to Buhari as Mr Integrity. He has equally failed in securing Nigerians. Therefore, Buhari’s integrity my foot. Now under Buhari, Mr "Integrity and Corruption Fighter", the same Transparency International latest report placing Nigeria as the 2nd Most Corrupt country in West Africa is no longer credible. When the President and his APC gang labelled the PDP govt of President Jonathan as corrupt, they relied on reports by the Transparency International (TI). Then,  the organization was right and its reports were credible.

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