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Euro 2020: Tension in France Camp as Mbappe ‘Rejects’ Giroud’s Apology
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Euro 2020: Tension in France Camp as Mbappe ‘Rejects’ Giroud’s Apology

  Kylian Mbappe has rejected an apology from his France teammate, Olivier Giroud, over remarks he made after their 3-0 win over Bulgaria on Tuesday. This has led to tension in the camp of the world champions, as they seek success in Euro 2020. Giroud came off the bench in the second half to score twice against the Bulgarians. After the game, the Chelsea striker said: “‘Sometimes you make the runs and the ball is not arriving. Perhaps we could have found each other better, there it is.” Mbappe was furious by his comments and even asked coach Didier Deschamps if he could call a press conference to give his side of the story, as he felt they were directed at him. RMC Sport reports Deschamps rejected his request, but the issue appears to have deepened. Giroud has ...
Inspector killed as gunmen attack police station in Anambra
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Inspector killed as gunmen attack police station in Anambra

Ojoto police station in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State was on Thursday June 10, attacked by unknown gunmen.   The gunmen killed a police inspector but were unable to burn the station as they were stiffly resisted.   A senior police officer told The Nation “We lost one Inspector today again”. The source said police commissioner Chris Owolabi was preparing to visit the attacked station.   An eyewitness also said the hoodlums came in three Sienna vehicles, but were repelled by policemen on duty. The eyewitness said;   “We are in trouble in this state now. “Nobody knows which way to follow anymore. The problems and tension being created in Anambra are too much for us to bear.”
Mbappe vs Giroud: Pogba Clears air on ‘rift’ Between France Teammates
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Mbappe vs Giroud: Pogba Clears air on ‘rift’ Between France Teammates

France midfielder, Paul Pogba, has cleared the air on a ‘rift’ between teammates, Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud. Recall that Mbappe felt ‘attacked’ and ‘angry’ following Giroud’s comments that he was unhappy with France’s lack of cohesion in attack after Didier Deschamps’s side defeated Bulgaria 3-0 in their final Euro 2020 warm-up game on Tuesday evening. Reacting to the development, Pogba insisted that there is a ‘great atmosphere’ in the French camp ahead of their Euro 2020 campaign. Asked whether there has been any tension or rift between Giroud and Mbappe, Pogba told a pre-match press conference ahead of the Euro 2020 campaign: “No, the only tension is on the back and legs! “There is always a great atmosphere with everyone. Between Olivier and Kylian, there is nothi...
Tension In Ekiti As Soldier Stabs DSS Officer To Death After Minor Argument
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Tension In Ekiti As Soldier Stabs DSS Officer To Death After Minor Argument

There was tension in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Friday when an unknown soldier reportedly killed an operative of the Department of State Service over a minor disagreement. It was gathered that the incident happened at the KSSD Hotel located at NTA road, Friday evening. The soldier had accosted a young man suspected to be a “Yahoo Boy’ (internet fraudster) at the Hotel, in the process of apprehending him, the suspect sighted a familiar face who happened to be the late DSS man. Things turned south when the DSS operative attempted to intervene and pleaded with the soldier to let the suspect off the hook. The military officer who was pissed reportedly stabbed the DSS man in the neck, which led to his death hours after. He was rushed to the state hospital but gave up the gh...
Singer Seun Kuti raises two middle fingers and walks out on Governor Sanwo-Olu at sister’s birthday
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Singer Seun Kuti raises two middle fingers and walks out on Governor Sanwo-Olu at sister’s birthday

There was mild drama at the 60th birthday party of Yeni Kuti, daughter of Afrobeat Legend Fela Kuti, on Monday May 24. HipTV reported that Seun Kuti who is the pioneer of the Nigerian Resistance Movement, expressed his displeasure with Sanwo-Olu's attendance by raising two middle fingers and walking out on the Lagos state Governor after he showed up to felicitate with his sister. He was later brought back to the venue by his elder brother, Femi Kuti who tried to douse the tension. Watch the video below..... Seun was seen later shaking Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. See photos below......
Youths and Suspected Yahoo boys Stage Protest in Osogbo,Accuse EFCC Officials of Extortion
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Youths and Suspected Yahoo boys Stage Protest in Osogbo,Accuse EFCC Officials of Extortion

There is tension in Osogbo, the Osun state capital as youths and others believed to be suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’ staged a protest over repeated arrests carried out in the city by operatives of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). EFCC operatives had stormed Adetunji Estate and Hallelujah Estate in Osogbo to arrest suspected internet fraudsters on Monday night May 17 but were prevented by youths in the area who stopped them from allegedly taking away 20 vehicles belonging to the suspects. This morning, the suspected internet fraudsters stormed Lameco Junction and Dele Yes Sir Junction to make bonfires and mount roadblocks. See more photos and video from the protest below...  
Herdsmen flee Delta community as thunder strike kills 12 cows
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Herdsmen flee Delta community as thunder strike kills 12 cows

Herdsmen on Sunday evening of May 2, ran away from Urhodo-Ovu community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State as thunder strike killed 12 of their cows. The herdsmen and the cows were in their settlement when the incident occurred minutes after the heavy downpour, DAILY POST gathered. Indigenes and residents of the community especially farmers were, however, happy over the incident. At the time of filing this report, the 12 dead cows were still lying fallow on the ground. The incident caused serious tension amongst the herdsmen as they quickly moved their belongings and ran away from the community for fear of being struck dead by the same thunder.
Ukraine May Seek Nuclear Weapons if NATO Rejects its Membership Application and Abandons them to Russia
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Ukraine May Seek Nuclear Weapons if NATO Rejects its Membership Application and Abandons them to Russia

A Ukrainian diplomat has warned that his country may be forced to acquire nuclear weapons to safeguard the country if NATO does not accede to its membership demand amid spiralling tensions with neighbouring Russia. Andriy Melnyk, Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany, suggested to national public radio network Deutschlandfunk that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s administration is weighing all possible options as fears mount over an imminent invasion by Russia. The remark also comes as the US pulled back two of its war ships that were on route the black sea after getting warnings from Russia. “Either we are part of an alliance like NATO and also make our contribution to strengthen this Europe, or we have only one option; to rearm ourselves,” Germany’s DPA news agency q...
Gunmen Abduct Teachers and Students in Edo State
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Gunmen Abduct Teachers and Students in Edo State

The National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi in Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo State on Wednesday night, March 10, reportedly came under attack by unknown gunmen who also abducted yet-to-be-ascertained number of teachers and students. The kidnappers abducted the teachers and students after shooting sporadically. The Nation reported that the incident led to heightened tension in the area, as parents and guardians are storming the institute to ascertain the whereabouts of their children and wards. Edo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bello Kontongs who confirmed the incident said he was awaiting the details from the commander of anti-kidnapping unit of the state’s police command.
Nigeria Is Better Together, Olawepo Hashim Declares Amidst Rising Tension
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Nigeria Is Better Together, Olawepo Hashim Declares Amidst Rising Tension

A former Presidential Candidate and Business Man, Mr Gbenga Olawepo Hashim has declared that Nigeria is better together, despite the rising tension in the country. The veteran human rights activist maintained that, the Unity of Nigeria is best for the country and this is also the decision of our founding fathers who are most experience and tolerant. In an exclusive interview on AIT focus Nigeria, Hashim made an excellent presentation about the state of the nation and proffered immediate steps needed to move the nation forward. You can Watch the interview here
Tension As Nigerian Military Conducts Air Strikes In Orlu In Search Of ESN
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Tension As Nigerian Military Conducts Air Strikes In Orlu In Search Of ESN

Military fighter jets believed to be deployed by the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force are conducting aerial strikes in Orlu communities in Imo State, which has worsened the already built-up tension in the areas. MCIlearnt that the airstrikes started on Thursday noon, and are connected with the military’s resolve to dislodge the Eastern Security Network operatives said to have strongholds in the forests. The ESN operatives in January had a bloody clash with the Nigerian Army from Obinze barracks, where four soldiers were reportedly killed. A video of the aerial bombardments on Thursday surfaced with fresh tension and anxiety building in the communities. “Nigerian soldiers are currently conducting aerial strikes in our areas. Many innocent lives may be lost. They are ...
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...
2023: Tension As PDP NWC Considers Sack Of Secondus
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2023: Tension As PDP NWC Considers Sack Of Secondus

Members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are plotting the removal of National Chairman Uche Secondus owing to lack of confidence in his ability to lead the party to victory in 2023, The Nation has learnt. The plot gathered steam on Tuesday during a meeting of the PDP NWC. Sources at the meeting said many of the NWC members, during the tension-soaked meeting pushed for removal of Secondus, who has been having a running battle to remain in office. A very reliable source at the meeting disclosed that the NWC members were unhappy with Secondus’ handling of issues in the party, which they said has not made the party play its role as a viable alternative or opposition to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). It was gather...
El-Rufai Lauds Fulani, Ham For De-Escalating Tension
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El-Rufai Lauds Fulani, Ham For De-Escalating Tension

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has commended Fulani and Ham leaders for de-escalating tension and keeping the peace after a herder was killed in Jaba local government area of the state. On Sunday, Usman Shehu Abdullahi, a herder, was murdered by unknown assailants at Sabzuro-Tunga near Nok. There has been concern about the state of insecurity in communities in southern Kaduna, which has led to the deployment of troops to the state. Speaking at a meeting in Ungwan Tunga on Saturday, the governor who was represented by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, said the security agencies are investigating the development. "We are here on behalf of the governor to commiserate with you over the unfortunate incident and to commend you for recourse ...
Tension As U.S Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 70k
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Tension As U.S Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 70k

At least 70,115 people are now known to have died in the USA, according to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. That represents more than a quarter of all pandemic-linked deaths reported across the world. The US has also reported more cases of the virus than any other country, with 1,192,119 as of this afternoon. New York remains the state that has suffered the most deaths, losing at least 24,999 residents to the virus. But it has seen a recent decrease in its number of cases and deaths, while other states are still on the rise.
Tension As US COVID-19 Cases Reaches 1 Million, 57k Death Reported
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Tension As US COVID-19 Cases Reaches 1 Million, 57k Death Reported

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the United States topped one million on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 57,000 people in the US, which leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 1,002,498 by the Baltimore-based school’s latest count. Earlier, US President Donald Trump had said that the US is “doing far more, and better, testing than any other country in the world”. The latest data shows 5,593,495 tests have been carried out in the US, and that is more tests in total than any other country. But the US has far more people to test than most other nations, with a population of about 328 million, and in terms of tests per capita it is still behind others. Exact testing...
Tension in Ondo Community over Missing Farmer as Family, Residents Suspect Herdsmen Attack
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Tension in Ondo Community over Missing Farmer as Family, Residents Suspect Herdsmen Attack

'Tension in Ondo community over missing farmer as family, residents suspect herdsmen attack. Palpable tension is currently building up in Arimogija town in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State following the disappearance of a farmer in the community. The farmer identified as Vincent Ejeh who hails from Ogbadigbo Local Government Area of Benue was said to have been missing for the past three days after he went to his farm on Thursday evening. Arimogija is few kilometers drive from Owo, the hometown of the Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. Following his non-arrival from the farm, his friends and neighbours became apprehensive as to his whereabouts which they said was unusual of him. According to a family source, he said that a search party was raised in the...
Tension As Soldiers Invade IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s Community
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Tension As Soldiers Invade IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s Community

Residents of Afaraukwu Ibeku community, in Umuahia North Council of Abia State, the home town of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, scampered to safety as over 100 fierce-looking soldiers invaded the community. The IPOB leader’s parents, Eze Okwu and Ugoeze Kanu, will be laid to rest on February 14, 2020, at Afaraukwa. Vanguard gathered that the situation caused tension as the residents shut their shops while others fled their homes as the soldiers patrolled the area in their armoured personnel carrier. A resident said; The soldiers numbering over 100 in nine military veterans and 2 Armored personnel carriers have been patrolling Bank road to Flo FM. “The Soldiers have blocked the entrance street to Eze Kanu’s Palace, Afaraukwa, Umuahia with their v...
Tension Brews In Ogoni Over Cult Clashes, Burning Of Houses
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Tension Brews In Ogoni Over Cult Clashes, Burning Of Houses

Tension was reported in Kereke-Boue community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, following an invasion by unknown gunmen, who burnt down buildings in the community. An indigene of the community, Ana Hycient, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent said trouble started at a drinking joint between suspected rival cult gangs leading to the burning down of the building belonging to one of the gang members. Hycient, who is a youth leader in Khana Local Government Area, said the situation caused tension, forcing some residents to flee the community for fear of reprisal attacks. He added that the situation had been brought under control with the intervention of Bori Police Division, who chased the hoodlums and burnt their operational speed boats. He said no ar...
US vs Iran: Britain takes action
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US vs Iran: Britain takes action

Britain’s Defence Minister, Ben Wallace, has ordered the navy to now accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection. The decision was taken following the killing of Iranian army chief, Qassem Soleimani by the U.S. which has inflamed tensions in the Middle East. Wallace ordered the HMS Montrose and HMS Defender to prepare to return to escort duties in the major oil shipping route. British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been criticised for his silence over the killing. The Defence Minister, Wallace added in a statement, “The government will take all necessary steps to protect our ships and citizens at this time.” The killing of Soleimani has raised fears that tankers could be targeted again after Britain was forced to defend its ships through the wo...
I Rape Underage Girls To Ease Tension – Teen Suspect
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I Rape Underage Girls To Ease Tension – Teen Suspect

An 18-year-old boy, Mizanbilu Yusuf, has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl. The suspect confessed that he has raped about six minors in Kafin Koro community. The father of the victim had reported Yusuf to security operatives. The suspect, when paraded, disclosed that he started the act when he was 17. Yusuf, who promised to be of good behaviour if given a second chance, said: “I have been in the act and I enjoyed doing it. . I do it when I am aroused to have sex and since I do not have a girlfriend, I decided it would be easier to have carnal knowledge of minors in my area to cool off tension. I have defiled quite number of minors in the area, about six. It is quite unfortunate that I found myself in this hopeless act. I ...
Xenophobia: Jonathan Finally Reacts To Tension Between South Africans, Nigerians
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Xenophobia: Jonathan Finally Reacts To Tension Between South Africans, Nigerians

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has reacted to the xenophobic attacks going on across Africa. Jonathan spoke during a keynote address he presented on Thursday at the ongoing International Peace Summit in Sao Tome and Principe. He urged African leaders to protect lives and property on the continent. Jonathan said: “To make meaningful progress, Africans must be encouraged to treat one another as brothers and sisters, in love and unity. “Relations within and between nations should never be allowed to degenerate to a level where citizens will resort to self-help by visiting violence on fellow Africans and their legitimate business interests. “Growth and development can only be cultivated and sustained when leaders ensure that the rights and freedoms of citize...
Edo Assembly Rejects House Of Reps’ Move To Disrupt Activities
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Edo Assembly Rejects House Of Reps’ Move To Disrupt Activities

The Edo State House of Assembly has rejected the move by the House of Representatives to disrupt activities in its chamber, calling on the Inspector General of Police and heads of the Department of State Services, the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress to respect a subsisting court order restraining them from interfering in the activities of Edo House of Assembly. Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye, said this in a statement he issued in Benin City on Wednesday, following reports of an order by the House of Representatives to seal up the Edo House of Assembly. Okiye said, “It has come to our knowledge that the Ad hoc Committee of the House of Representatives investigating issues surrounding the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly ...
‘We Are Under Siege, Ban Mining In Our Land’ – Osun Monarchs Beg Governor Oyetola
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‘We Are Under Siege, Ban Mining In Our Land’ – Osun Monarchs Beg Governor Oyetola

Scores of Ijesha traditional rulers in Osun State on Wednesday appealed to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to quickly put a stop to mining activities in their domains, citing security threats. The royal fathers, led by the paramount ruler of Ijesaland, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, said the influx of illegal miners into the area had aggravated serious security breaches and tension. DAILY POST on Tuesday exclusively reported that over six thousands illegal miners and other criminal elements invaded the state from Mali between April 2017 and February 2019 posing serious security threat and apprehension amongst residents. The monarch made the appeal while paying a courtesy visit on the governor to congratulate him on his victory at the Supreme Court. He said: “It is hoped that you will ass...
Ministerial Nomination: Tension Grips APC As President Targets Experts, Non-APC
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Ministerial Nomination: Tension Grips APC As President Targets Experts, Non-APC

DESPITE not requesting, ministerial lists are being reportedly prepared by state chapters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the consideration of President Muhammadu Buhari for his next cabinet, Saturday Tribune has learnt. Although governors elected on the platform of the party have also publicly conceded the absolute right on federal cabinet appointment to the president, it has also been gathered that the state helmsmen have not given up on having an input in choosing ministerial appointees from their states. With the president in the middle, political factors and factions within the party at the state level are now pulling strings in different directions to win what is considered the most important battle after the poll. There are reports that the battles at ...
US Urges Sudan Army To Bring Civilians Into Government
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US Urges Sudan Army To Bring Civilians Into Government

The United States on Thursday urged Sudan’s army to bring civilians into government after ousting veteran leader Omar al-Bashir, saying an announced two-year timeline was too long. The United States calls “on transitional authorities to exercise restraint and to allow space for civilian participation within the government,” State Department spokesman Robert Palladino told reporters. “The Sudanese people should determine who leads them and their future and the Sudanese people have been clear and are demanding a civilian-led transition,” he said. “The United States position is the Sudanese people should be allowed to do so sooner than two years from now,” he said. The United States has been in talks to improve relations with Sudan after years of tension with Bashir, who is wanted...
Queen Stopped Meghan Markle From Wearing Tiara Diana Wore
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Queen Stopped Meghan Markle From Wearing Tiara Diana Wore

New reports claim Queen Elizabeth is not so pleased with some of Meghan Markle's behaviour and she wants her to know her place in the family. The Queen is said to like Meghan as a person but wants her to know her place within the family because she is keen to maintain the hierarchy in the royal family. The monarch has reportedly banned the Duchess of Sussex from wearing some of the jewellery in the Royal Collection, which has caused more friction between Prince Harry and his brother Prince William. Her majesty gladly loaned iconic jewels to Princess Diana and the Kate Middleton. But she wouldn't loan them to Meghan yet. This is her way of maintaining the hierarchy. A source said: This is a surprising situation that has been going on behind the scenes over the past few mon...
Senate president: Buhari, APC leaders pacify Goje
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Senate president: Buhari, APC leaders pacify Goje

LEADERS of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have moved fast to nip in the bud any disaffection on Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan’s choice for Senate President. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with one of the leading contenders for the job, Sen. Danjuma Goje. Besides, top APC leaders, senators and senators-elect have held series of meetings with Goje to prevent him from being “hijacked” by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). It was learnt that Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima and Lawan’s supporters met another aspirant, Sen. Ali Ndume, to prevail on him to accept Lawan. Parliamentary Support Group Chairman Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, who wanted to be Senate president, is backing the President and the APC on the candidature of Lawan. The President, APC governor...
Buhari Will Give Me A Job If I Lose – Nasir El-Rufai
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Buhari Will Give Me A Job If I Lose – Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, said he will not lose sleep over the result of the Saturday’s Governorship polls in the state and the the President will offer him a job should he loses. The governor who spoke to journalists while waiting to cast his vote at his 024(A) Runka Street, Unwgan Sarki polling unit, said with President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection, he already got a job. He said the only set of people that should be jittery are his staff as there is every possibility they will lose their jobs if he is not re-elected. El-Rufai said: “I am not under tension because President Muhammadu Buhari has won his election.“Even if I lose, I already have a job. It is just my staff that are jittery because if I lose, they will lose their jobs.”
A’Ibom 2019: Udom, PDP Assuage Aggrieved Members
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A’Ibom 2019: Udom, PDP Assuage Aggrieved Members

FOLLOWING the growing political tension in Akwa Ibom State arising from the lingering battle between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and  All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders of PDP are doubling efforts to ensure members of the party approach the 2019 polls with a united front. Udom Emmanuel Governor Akwa Ibom State Thus, the PDP Integration and Harmonisation Committee, headed by former deputy governor of the state, Patrick Ekpotu, has commenced the second phase of interactions with aggrieved stakeholders and other members of the party, who have concerns over diverse issues in the party, which include what they called to as “poor reward mechanism.” The committee was inaugurated by Governor Udom Emmanuel in October and charged with the responsibility of bringing to...
3 die, 8 injured At Birthday Party Clash In Bauchi State
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3 die, 8 injured At Birthday Party Clash In Bauchi State

A birthday party clash on Sunday night in Lushi Ward, Bauchi State reportedly claimed the lives 3 people and left 8 others injured. Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Kamal Abubakar who confirmed the incident, disclosed that the birthday party clash was caused by a misunderstanding among some youth at the event which took place in Kusu area of Sakani before spreading to other parts of Yelwa Ward. DSP Kamal Abubakar who further disclosed that investigation was ongoing to get to the root of the crisis, revealed that two houses were burnt before the incident was brought under control. “What actually happened was that yesterday, in the night, some group of persons were celebrating at a birthday party at Lushi area, during which they had a misunderstanding, and in t...
MFM Maintains Winning Streak in Final Six
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MFM Maintains Winning Streak in Final Six

ZENITH BANK WOMEN’S B’BALL LEAGUE The new entrant into the National Women Basketball League, the Mountain of Fire Basketball Club, on Monday completed a back-to-back victory in their first ever appearance in the final phase of the competition. In the abridged format which is n a home and away basis, the MFM ladies defeated Nigeria Customs in the reverse fixture 56-49 in the Final Six which started on Sunday at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. On Sunday, MFM upset Nigeria Customs 58-57 in the opening match of the Final Six to the surprise of the spectators who were expecting a blow out for the new entrants. It was a tension soaked encounter in which the Customs led for the better part of the duration but the MFM ladies took over when it mattered most to win wi...
Again, Kaduna Relaxes 24-Hour Curfew
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Again, Kaduna Relaxes 24-Hour Curfew

The Kaduna State government has relaxed the 24-hour curfew which was re-imposed on Kaduna metropolis and its environs on Friday. There was tension in the state Friday following the news of the killing of a traditional ruler, the Agwom Adara, Mr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima, by his abductors. The traditional ruler, who was abducted on October 19 while travelling from Kaduna to his palace in Kachia, was killed a week after his abductors collected an undisclosed sum of money as ransom. The state government, in a statement on Sunday by Samuel Aruwan, the spokesman to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, announced that the curfew had been relaxed in Kaduna metropolis and environs. He said: “Residents can move around today (Sunday) till 5pm. From tomorrow, Monday, 29 October, residents are free to ...
Tension In Kaduna As The Traditional Ruler Of Adara Is Murdered By Kidnappers
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Tension In Kaduna As The Traditional Ruler Of Adara Is Murdered By Kidnappers

The paramount ruler of the Adara, the Agwom Adara, Mr. Maiwada Raphael Galadima who was abducted last Friday with his wife has been killed. The traditional ruler is believed to have been killed on Thursday and his body dumped where it was found and taken to St. Gerald Catholic Hospital in Kaduna early Friday morning. One of the officials of Adara Development Association who went to identify the body at the St. Gerald Catholic Hospital in Kakuri, Kaduna, said the late Agom was shot twice in the head as there were bullet wounds piercing through his ears and neck. He said the kidnappers collected an undisclosed amount of money as ransom before killing the traditional ruler. The police public relations officer, Yakubu Sabo did not pick his calls when our correspondent tried to reac...
NASS To Resume On Tuesday Amidst Tension
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NASS To Resume On Tuesday Amidst Tension

The National Assembly would Tuesday resume plenary amidst tension, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) plots to take over leadership. Recall that before the National Assembly went on break about eleven weeks ago, there were attempts by the APC to impeach the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki after he defected to the PDP. The subsequent defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to the PDP just like Saraki, would this week add tension to the already charged atmosphere as the APC lawmakers were already threatening brimstone and fire on the excuse that the opposition party cannot control the National Assembly. While the two presiding officers in the Senate, Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu belong to the PDP with just 48 senators out of 10...
Dino Melaye Wins Kogi West PDP Senatorial Ticket
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Dino Melaye Wins Kogi West PDP Senatorial Ticket

    Senator Dino Melaye has emerged as the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for Kogi West senatorial district for the 2019 general election. There was a twist in the primary as four other contenders in the race were not cleared by the party screening committee while two others stepped down for the Senator who just returned from the APC to the party, Daily Post reports. Those who stepped down for Melaye were former commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs, Tolorunjuwon Faniyi and the current Reps member representing Kabba/bunu/ ijumu federal constituency, Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf. Those not cleared for the primary included Sunday Karimi, member representing Yagba federal constituency, former acting governor of the state, Clarence ...
Serious Tension Heightens In Plateau As Gunmen ‘Invade’ University Of Jos, ‘Kill Students’
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Serious Tension Heightens In Plateau As Gunmen ‘Invade’ University Of Jos, ‘Kill Students’

Serious tension has taken over Plateau state as some gunmen reportedly storm the University of Jos, causing serious mayhem. University of Jos gate According to a report by TheCable, the raging crisis in Jos, Plateau state capital, took a new dimension on Sunday when suspected gunmen reportedly invaded the University of Jos (UNIJOS). The violence was said to have begun from Tina area of Jos North local government area and later spread to other parts. Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the renewed attack. The suspected gunmen were said to have made their way into UNIJOS, shooting sporadically, causing students to scamper for safety. The police spokesman said no death was reported, but promised to make casualty figures known, if any. ...
Osun Rerun Election: Tension As Military Replaces Police
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Osun Rerun Election: Tension As Military Replaces Police

There is palpable tension in Osun ahead of the rerun election slated for Thursday, as hundreds of military personnel replace police to provide security during the exercise. Our reporter on Wednesday morning observed heavy deployment of military men in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, and Ifon, in Orolu local government, while several other military vehicles were moving towards Ile-Ife. A reliable security source told our reporter that the decision to change the security architecture of the state against the Thursday’s rerun election was mandated from the “top” to give some level of leverage to the ruling party. DAILY POST reports that the rerun which was necessitated by the inconclusive gubernatorial election of Saturday was billed to take place in seven polling units at Osogbo...
Pogba Not To Captain Man Utd Again Under Mourinho
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Pogba Not To Captain Man Utd Again Under Mourinho

Paul Pogba has been told by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho he will never captain the club again while the Portuguese remains in charge, according to reports on Tuesday, as tensions between United’s star midfielder and manager continue to rise. Mourinho and Pogba Pogba has deputised as skipper in the absence of club captain Antonio Valencia on three occasions this season against Leicester and Brighton in the Premier League and a Champions League trip to Young Boys. READ ALSO: Make NFF a modern football organisation, Balogun advises Pinnick However, the French World Cup winner’s latest outspoken comments criticising United’s overly negative tactics after a 1-1 draw at home to newly-promoted Wolves on Saturday have provoked a reaction from Mourinho. According to The ...
Breaking: Abdulsalami, Kukah, Nicholas Okoh, Others Storm INEC
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Breaking: Abdulsalami, Kukah, Nicholas Okoh, Others Storm INEC

As part of their efforts to calm tension within the political sphere, the former head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar together with Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese; former Vice-President Ebitu Ukiwe and Nicholas Okoh, Anglican bishop, Tuesday stormed the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission to discuss with the chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu ways and democratic processes to adopt, to make the forthcoming 2019 presidential election a successful one. Abdulsalami who is the chairman of the peace committee seized the opportunity to urged politicians to shun violence and anything that would disrupt the forthcoming elections. His words as quoted by Thecable, “We are all aware that we are approaching the 2019 election and already you are ver...
IPOB: Banks, Markets Defy Sit-at-home Order In Umuahia
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IPOB: Banks, Markets Defy Sit-at-home Order In Umuahia

Commercial banks, markets and business outlets in Umuahia, the Abia capital, opened for business on Friday, defying the sit-at-home order by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB). Recall that the city was initially enveloped by an air of uncertainty in the early hours of the day as residents and commuters kept off the streets. Business, however, began to pick up at about 7.30 a.m., when commercial vehicle operators, banks, markets and business premises began to open for the day’s activities. IPOB members As at the time of this report, business activities as well as vehicular movements and motor parks had resumed fully in Umuahia and its environs. Government offices, public institutions and Automated Teller Machines as well as private outfits were open, while kiosks and roads...
Thugs Destroy Factional APC Secretariat In Rivers
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Thugs Destroy Factional APC Secretariat In Rivers

The new secretariat positioned opposite Areta Farm Estate on the ever busy Aba Road axis of Portharcourt, was to serve as the operational base of APC members loyal to the Senator representing Rivers South-East, Senator Magnus Abe. The Abe Group who are in court challenging the ward, local and state congresses held by the APC in Rivers State had taken the new action to set up its own state secretariat. This planned move was however condemned by the current Chairman of the APC in Rivers State  Hon.Ojukaye who   had earlier vowed to seal-off and pull down the structure on Thursday. Mycelebrityandi Learnt that the attack took place earlier today amid brewing tension between the two factions of the party in the state led by the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and Senator...
What Will Happen To Those Responsible For Killings – Presidency
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What Will Happen To Those Responsible For Killings – Presidency

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Thursday said those responsible for the tension in different parts of the country will never win. Adesina stated this when he received members of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Ikoyi, and Orji Kalu Foundation, who were at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, as part of a Peace Rally. NAN quoted the presidential aide saying:“For those working against peace in our country, I have news for them. They will never win. “Nigeria will have peace, and if the evildoers don’t settle for peace, that peace will be attained without them. “Whether they like it or not, peace will return to Nigeria inspite of the difficult times we are passing through now.’’ He commended t...
2019 Presidency: Why I declare Early – Buhari
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2019 Presidency: Why I declare Early – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he declared his intention to contest the 2019 Presidential election early in order to douse rising speculations in the country. Buhari also said the decision was to give the All Progressives Congress (APC) enough time to prepare for the polls. The president offered this explanation when he received members of the Buhari Support Group Centre (BSGC) at the State House, Abuja. According to him, speculations are already constituting distraction to governance and stirring unnecessary tension in the country. “I had to announce before the National Executive Committee of our party about my intention to ask for the party’s nomination for next year’s election so that we can save a lot of time and cool tempers. “A lot of people were trying to make it a ...
Tension Over The Killing Of NURTW Leader, Kunle Poly’s Aide In Lagos
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Tension Over The Killing Of NURTW Leader, Kunle Poly’s Aide In Lagos

There was tension at Idumota Area of Lagos Island, Lagos, yesterday, following the assassination of the personal assistant to a leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alhaji Kunle Azeez aka Kunle Poly. The deceased is identified simply as Ganiu (aka Piero). Piero, Kunle Poly and some security guards, including two policemen, were returning from a meeting around 12 midnight on Tuesday when the gunmen opened fire on them. While Ganiu was hit and died on the spot, others sustained varying degrees of injury. Kunle Poly, who heads the NURTW branches in Idumota, had called a meeting of all chairmen in motor parks in the area around 12 midnight. When they were done with the meeting, Kunle Poly, the two poliemen guarding him, Piero, and one other union member, left for hi...
Change: Patrick Obahiagbon Lampooned APC, See What He Said On Twitter
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Change: Patrick Obahiagbon Lampooned APC, See What He Said On Twitter

This is incredibly incredible from the master of grammar himself  Seems Hon Obahiagbon is also tired of the changiii  Some were even asking what has happened to his grammar as he spoke with simple English this time around... Or has the "change" turned recession affected his grammar too  Lalasticlala let's have some fun with this abeg... Enough of all this disheartening news about Bubu  ... Make we use this one cool tension  
The Murder Of 17-Year-Old Girl In Bayelsa Causes Tension In The State
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The Murder Of 17-Year-Old Girl In Bayelsa Causes Tension In The State

The Police on Tuesday prevented what might have brought about fierce assaults on Igbo traders by furious youths in Biogbolo community in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. The youths staged a dissent against the asserted murder of a 17-year-old young lady from the community, Amusoro Zedibe, by a 31-year-old man known as Tochukwu. One of the deceased relatives, Bobby Gabriel condemned the alle murder and requested for government intercession, claiming that the incident was not unconnected to ritual purposes. The Caretaker Chairman of the Yenagoa Local Government Area, Oboku Oforgi, told journalists that a meeting with the chiefs and young people of the community had been gathered to request for peace. He included that Igbo traders in the community have been implored to avoid th...
Crocodile Swallows 8-Year-Old Boy In Zimbabwe, Villagers Dissect It
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Crocodile Swallows 8-Year-Old Boy In Zimbabwe, Villagers Dissect It

A crocodile in northern Zimbabwe has allegedly killed and eaten an 8-year-old child, it was claimed on Thursday. The incident which happened on Monday, March 13, saw the crocodile shot and was then cut open, as the boy’s remains were found in the beast’s stomach. A source told reporters that the young boy’s remains were buried Wednesday, March 15. The incident has caused a lot of tension in the village. The incident has caused a lot of tension in the village https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT6Q0DGNX_8
Tension In Ekiti Community As Herdsman Is Beheaded
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Tension In Ekiti Community As Herdsman Is Beheaded

Barely two days after some assailants trailed a farmer from Orisunmibare in Oye Local Government Area to his farm and had his head and hands chopped off, a herdsman, Ahmed Dele was yesterday beheaded by unidentified persons in Omu town, in the same local government. The victim, it was learnt was pursued by his assailants while on grazing expedition before they caught up with him few kilometers away from the town where he was killed and his head removed. Confirming the incident, Secretary Jamunati Fulbe Association of Nigeria, Ekiti State Chapter, Idris Salaudeen said the victim was a member of the association. According to him, Dele, 26, a Fulani from Kwara State was declared missing by his boss, Jimoh Dele last Monday, after he failed to return home with his Cattle. He added that...

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