Eminent Nigerians Storm A’Ibom to Condole Governor Emmanuel

Eminent Nigerians Storm A’Ibom to Condole Governor Emmanuel over the passing of his Father. As preparations for the interment of the Late Elder Gabriel Emmanuel Nkanang, father of the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, gathers momentum, eminent Nigerians have arrived the state to commiserate with Governor Udom Emmanuel. From the political class, both governors of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress and senators , have buried their political differences to identify with Governor Udom Emmanuel and the larger Nkanang family, over the demise of…

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Tokyo 2020: Chinese women win again in qualifying tourney

The Chinese women’s soccer team has won back-to-back games in the Olympic qualifying tournament after spending almost two weeks quarantined in an Australian hotel because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. China scored five first-half goals in a 5-0 win over Taiwan on Monday to follow up on a 6-1 win over Thailand last Friday in the Asian zonal qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics. Australia had a 6-0 win over Thailand to follow its opening 7-0 win over Taiwan. China and Australia will meet Thursday to determine top spot in…

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Ill health: Brazil legend, Pele, ’embarrassed’ to leave house  

Legendary Brazil forward Pele is reluctant to leave his house because he cannot walk unaided, his son has said. The three-time World Cup winner, widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was taken to hospital with a urinary infection last year. Pele, 79, has had problems with his hip for some time and now needs a frame to walk, with many of his recent public appearances in a wheelchair, reports the BBC. “He is very sheepish, reclusive,” his son Edinho told TV Globo. Pele scored a world record total of…

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Attackers kill, abduct dozens in Borno

At least 30 people have been killed in an attack in northeastern Nigeria, according to officials.The attack on Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.The attackers stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children, state government spokesman Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi said.They “killed not less than 30 people who are mostly motorists and destroyed 18 vehicles”, Bundi said in a statement after visiting the scene.Babakura Kolo, a member of a state-backed…

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Attackers kill, abduct dozens in Borno

At least 30 people have been killed in an attack in northeastern Nigeria, according to officials.The attack on Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.The attackers stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children, state government spokesman Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi said.They “killed not less than 30 people who are mostly motorists and destroyed 18 vehicles”, Bundi said in a statement after visiting the scene.Babakura Kolo, a member of a state-backed…

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Attackers kill, abduct dozens in Borno

At least 30 people have been killed in an attack in northeastern Nigeria, according to officials.The attack on Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.The attackers stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children, state government spokesman Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi said.They “killed not less than 30 people who are mostly motorists and destroyed 18 vehicles”, Bundi said in a statement after visiting the scene.Babakura Kolo, a member of a state-backed…

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Emir of Lafia: How Osinbajo revolutionized judiciary in Nigeria

The Emir of Lafia, Hon. Justice Sidi Bage Muhammad (rtd) has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as a pacesetter who revolutionized the nation’s judiciary sector, saying that the Federal Government learnt so much from the Vice President as the Attorney-General of Lagos between 1999-2007.   The Emir, who is a former Supreme Court judge, disclosed this when he played host to Prof. Osinbajo at his palace in Lafia on Monday, saying that history would be kind to the VP with the introduction of multi-court house and several reforms that have…

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Come, complete terminal building you started, Dickson urges FG.

The outgoing governor of Bayelsa State Henry Seriake Dickson has pleaded with the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency give the Bayelsa International Airport the necessary permits it needs for a smooth take off.   Speaking on Monday at Amassoma during the official commissioning of the airport, Dickson maintained that the Federal Government should come and complete the terminal which it started.   The outgoing governor said the state’s already completed terminal building will be used for local flights while the Federal Government’s terminal building when completed will…

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Your $500m loan request, plan to mortgage Nigeria, PDP tells Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed of a plot to mortgage the future of Nigeria by the $500 million loan (about N182 billion), purportedly for upgrading of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). This is just as the party told the National Assembly not to grant President Muhammadu Buhari’s $29.9 billion loan request as it contains the said $500 million and other unexplained expenses.   PDP, in a statement Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the National Assembly should reject any attempt…

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Edo welcomes reconstituted APC Nat’l Reconciliation C’ttee  

The Edo State government has applauded the reconstitution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Reconciliation Committee, expressing confidence that the committee will deliver on its mandate to restore peace and unity in the party. In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said the state government is “grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for putting together a committee of persons with proven integrity and the forthrightness needed to deliver on this very sensitive national assignment.” He added: “With the person of the renowned statesman and leader of…

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