Bayelsa violence: Arrest Oshiomhole for incitement, PDP tells IGP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to immediately arrest the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for questioning and prosecution for alleged incitement. PDP said in a statement Friday by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan that the violence and arson in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital on Friday was as a result of Oshiomhole’s alleged inciting statement that no governor would be sworn-in in Bayelsa State, contrary to the judgment of the Supreme Court. “Oshiomole’s statement was…

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EFCC recovers fresh N200m looted funds for Kwara

Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin   Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led a marathon anti-corruption walk across downtown Ilorin on Friday amid renewed calls on Nigerians, especially young people, to shun graft or activities capable of stunting development. Tagged Nigerian Youths Walk Against Corruption, AbdulRazaq was joined in the over two-hour walk by the Speaker of the House of Assembly Yakubu Danladi; zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Isyaku Sharu; State Coordinator of the National Youths Service Corps Esther Ikupolati; members of the House of Assembly; hundreds…

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Coronavirus: WHO says no case for cancelling, moving Tokyo Games -IOC coordinator

  The World Health Organisation has told the International Olympic Committee there is no case for cancelling or relocating the Tokyo 2020 Olympics over the coronavirus outbreak, the head of the IOC’s Coordination Commission said on Friday. WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib declined to comment, telling reporters to wait for the daily briefing in Geneva on Friday by its top emergencies expert Dr. Mike Ryan, scheduled for 1500 GMT. Ryan told reporters on Wednesday: “There is no zero risk with any mass gathering”. WHO cannot be an “arbiter”, he said, adding…

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Run all-inclusive government, PDP tells Douye

*As protests rock Bayelsa Onyekachi Eze, Abuja and Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the new Bayelsa State governor, Senator Diri Douye to run all-inclusive government even as protests have broken out in Yenagoa, the state capital, and some other places over the Supreme Court judgement sacking David Lyon as governor-elect. PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who spoke Friday when the governor and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo presented their Certificates of Return, said it is God that gives power not man. “This victory…

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Eight planes put on lockdown at Heathrow over coronavirus fears

Eight planes at Heathrow Airport were grounded Friday morning after passengers on board complained of coronavirus symptoms.Passengers on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco were told to stay put after landing because someone may have caught the deadly flu-like disease, reports metro.co.uk.People on board say the captain warned they could be held up for some time as there were health scares on “seven other planes’’.

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Market fires: Lagos decries storage of inflammables in shops, public places

* To engage market leaders as safety ambassadors, emergency committee members Muritala Ayinla Worried by the frequent cases of fire outbreaks resulting into loss of lives and property, the Lagos State government has revealed plans to make market leaders “safety ambassadors” and enlisted them as emergency committee members.Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who disclosed this Friday, said the frequency of fire incidences had prompted the state to be proactive by collaborating with market leaders to take positive steps to avoid loss of their investments…

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INEC declares PDP’s Diri as winner of Bayelsa guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Friday, declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Douye Diri, as the winner of the November 16 governorship election held in Bayelsa State.The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the Commission would give him the Certificate of Return in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court, which sacked David Lyon 24 hours to his inauguration.INEC has subsequently presented his Certificate of Return to him.The Supreme Court had nullified the All progressives Congress victory of November 16 governorship election.The Supreme Court had…

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Pogba hopes for summer exit but Man United want €100m

Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United in the summer but his chances of securing a swift exit are likely to be hampered by the club setting an asking price of around €100m (£83m).Juventus remain interested in re-signing the midfielder and Real Madrid also have him on their radar but both clubs consider such a fee too high for a player who has been largely underwhelming at United since he rejoined in 2016, reports The Guardian.Pogba is convinced a move would be in everyone’s best interests and his agent, Mino…

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Pele: Health problems ‘normal for people my age’

 Legendary Brazil forward Pele has spoken for the first time since his son claimed he was reluctant to leave his house, saying his health issues were “normal for people of my age”.Pele’s son Edinho said the three-time World Cup winner, 79, was “embarrassed” at needing a frame to walk because of his hip problems.But Pele, widely regarded as the greatest ever player, said: “I am good. I continue to accept my physical limitations in the best way possible but I intend to keep the ball rolling.”Pele scored a world record 1,281 goals…

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Google: Osinbajo’s partnership boosted our success in Nigeria

Muritala Ayinla Tech giant, Google has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as an excellent partner whose unalloyed support had boosted its remarkable success in Nigeria.Google disclosed this when its Government Affairs and Public Policy Director, Mr Doron Avni led a delegation from Google Global Services,Google’s House in the United States on a courtesy visit to the Vice President on Thursday.Avni said the firm, through the support of of its partners, especially Professor Osinbajo, has trained three million Nigerians since its pledge to train 10 million people in Africa.He said: “Obviously,…

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