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JUST IN: Okagbare’s appeal successful

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JUST IN: Okagbare’s appeal successful

The appeal lodged by Nigerian sprinter, Blessing Okagbare against her disqualification from the on-going World Athletics Championships in Doha has been been upheld by the International Athletics Federation.

This means that she will now be allowed to complete in the 200m, which heats get underway later today.

Okagbare, along with NCAA champion Divine Oduduru, had been banned from the Championships because their federation entered them in events they never planned to run.

When they didn’t show up for that event, the IAAF disqualified them from the rest of the meet, including the 200 and 4×100 relay, which both were hoping to run.

But in an earlier interview with The Associated Press, Okagbare said an appeal to IAAF was in the works and that federation president Sebastian Coe had called her and told her the case was being reviewed.

“He told me he understood what was going on, and to get some sleep,” Okagbare said. “My hope is that they get the appeal on time.”

With the appeal accepted, Oduduru will now run in the 200-meter heats set for Sunday and Okagbare would run Monday.

IAAF rules state that, unless they’re injured or sick, athletes who withdraw after a certain deadline become ineligible for the rest of the championships.

Okagbare said both she and Oduduru repeatedly told the Nigerian federation that they had no plans to run in the 100.

“It’s not the first time they’ve done a thing like this,” she said. “They deal with the African Games and national championships, but this is not Africa. We’re not running at national championships. People here take the rules seriously and we keep bending them. It’s wrong. It’s incompetency. I feel like they’re wasting my world championships. I don’t know how many more I have. I’m 30.”

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Ex-Information Minister, Alex Akinyele, is dead

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Ex-Information Minister, Alex Akinyele, is dead

A former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele, is dead.

A statement by one of his sons, Constantine Akinfolarin Akinyele, confirmed that the Ondo chief passed away late Thursday night after a brief illness.

He served as the Minister of Information, then later became Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC).

And it was under his watch as NSC Chairman that Nigeria qualified for their first ever World Cup finals after drawing with the Desert Warriors of Algeria in the final qualifier for USA’94.

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JUST IN: Court says APC has no candidate in Bayelsa

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JUST IN: Court says APC has no candidate in Bayelsa

The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State has just ruled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate for the Saturday governorship election in the state.

More details shortly…

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JUST IN: Edo APC removes Lawrence Okah as Secretary

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JUST IN: Edo APC removes Lawrence Okah as Secretary

Mr. Lawrence Okah has been removed as the State Secretary of the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This was contained in a statement signed by the Assistant State Secretary, Mr. Ikuenobe Anthony.

The statement said the decision was taken after a meeting of the State Executive Committee on Tuesday where a vote of no confidence was passed on Okah.

According to him: “The State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has this morning, 12th of November, 2019, passed a vote of no confidence on the State Secretary, Mr. Lawrence Okah, in accordance with Article 17 (v) of the constitution of the party.

“The effect of this is that Mr. Lawrence Okah ceases to be the State Secretary of the party henceforth.

“An appropriate replacement will be effected in due course in accordance with Article 17 (vi) of the said constitution.”

The statement said a vote of confidence was passed on State Chairman of the party, Barr. Anselm Ojezua.

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JUST IN: Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns

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JUST IN: Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigns amid turmoil caused by his re-election last month widely seen as fraudulent.

His action is coming not long after his army chief urged him to step down amid protests stemming from his disputed re-election last month, reports the BBC.

General Williams Kaliman told reporters on Sunday: “After analysing the conflicted domestic situation, we ask the president to resign his presidential mandate to allow for pacification and the maintaining of stability, for the good of our Bolivia.”

He added that the military had ordered “operations in the air and on land to neutralise armed groups acting outside the law”.

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

Muhammad Kabir, Kano

A suspected child trafficker has been arrested at Malam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano.

The middle-aged woman was arrested on Sunday while attempting to board an Azman flight to Lagos by Aviation Security operatives with a six-month-old baby.

A reliable source informed New Telegraph that the case has been transferred to the police Airport Command for further investigation.

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

Muhammad Kabir, Kano

A suspected child trafficker has been arrested at Malam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano.

The middle-aged woman was arrested on Sunday while attempting to board an Azman flight to Lagos by Aviation Security operatives with a six-month-old baby.

A reliable source informed New Telegraph that the case has been transferred to the police Airport Command for further investigation.

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

Muhammad Kabir, Kano

A suspected child trafficker has been arrested at Malam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano.

The middle-aged woman was arrested on Sunday while attempting to board an Azman flight to Lagos by Aviation Security operatives with a six-month-old baby.

A reliable source informed New Telegraph that the case has been transferred to the police Airport Command for further investigation.

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

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Suspected child trafficker arrested at Kano Airport

Muhammad Kabir, Kano

A suspected child trafficker has been arrested at Malam Aminu Kano Airport, Kano.

The middle-aged woman was arrested on Sunday while attempting to board an Azman flight to Lagos by Aviation Security operatives with a six-month-old baby.

A reliable source informed New Telegraph that the case has been transferred to the police Airport Command for further investigation.

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Dr Ore Falomo, MKO’s physician, is dead

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Dr Ore Falomo, MKO’s physician, is dead

Dr Ore Falomo, the personal physician to the late Chief Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, has died.

It was reported that Falomo died in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness.

More details later…

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Maina arrives Abuja court in wheelchair

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Maina arrives Abuja court in wheelchair

Abdulrasheed Maina, a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), has arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja in a wheelchair.

He was wheeled into the court by two prison wardens.

The court is expected to rule on his application for bail on Thursday, reports TheCable.

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