Eagles face tough weather in Tunisia

The Super Eagles will have to brave cold weather and night fright to overcome Libya once again in their all-important AFCON qualifier Matchday 4 clash in Sfax, Tunisia. Gernot Rohr-led team flew out to the match on Monday from Uyo and will face a temperature of between 20 and 27 degrees in the South eastern Tunisian city. The Super Eagles were in commanding form as they recorded a convincing 4-0 win in their first meeting on Saturday in Uyo but will have to see out their second meeting under the…

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…We’ll beat Nigeria, Libya coach boasts

Coach of the Mediterranean Knights of Libya, Omar Al-Maryami, is full of confidence that his side will turn the tide against the Super Eagles of Nigeria when both sides slug it out in the second leg of the ongoing African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Libya will be playing against Nigeria in Sfax, Tunisia on Wednesday after losing the first leg 4-0 in Uyo at the weekend. While admitting that the Super Eagles are a good side, the coach said he would be leading his team to victory so as to…

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Enugu APC crisis: Nwoye, Ogbodo trade words over guber candidate

The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state deepened yesterday as the state Chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye and another chairmanship claimant, Deacon Okey Ogbodo traded words over who would become authentic governorship candidate of the party in next year’s governorship election in the state. While Nwoye, who was recognised chairman of the party in the state by the national working committee (NWC) insisted that Senator Ayogu Eze was the duly elected governorship candidate of the party, Ogbodo, who is leading a faction of the state executive committee…

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10 of 5, 752 ACE’s students bag First Class from OAU

The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile- Ife Osun State, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede has said that 10 students of Adeyemi College of Education, (ACE), Ondo bagged first class degrees of the university in various courses of study of the university in the last four years. Of the 5,752 students of Adeyemi College of Education who bagged the degrees of OAU, which is the degree awarding institution for the College, Ogunobede said 1,436 got second class upper, 3, 078 got second class lower, 1,053 third class while 175 of…

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APC raises the alarm over Akwa Ibom’s employment scam

APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State has raised the alarm over what they described as employment scam by the state government, which they said was aimed at using it to regularise the long-concluded employment of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s kinsmen from his Awa clan in Onna Local Government Area of the state. The party also said that the scam was to deceive unsuspecting job-seekers and members of the public that there were genuine vacancies in the state civil service. APC raised the alarm in a press release signed…

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Boko Haram executes another aid worker

…says Leah will live as slave   A faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), has executed an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Hauwa Leman. The terrorists, according to TheCable, also vowed to keep the 15-year-old Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, as “a slave for life”. In a short clip seen by a special correspondent of TheCable, Leman was forced to kneel down, with her hands tied inside a white hijab which has a crest symbol, and then shot at a…

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We’ll end Buhari’s rule-by-proxy in 2019 – Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal

PDP governors consult presidential aspirants   Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said the situation where the country is run by proxy would not be acceptable after May 2019. This is even as the former Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi said PDP was victorious at the Port Harcourt National Convention that produced the party’s presidential candidate in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and not an individual. The duo who were presidential aspirants at the convention spoke yesterday when they received PDP governors, led by Bayelsa State governor, Seriake…

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Travel ban: Poor judgement, wrong timing

Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, last Saturday, added another dimension to the anti-corruption fight of his government. Nigerians were shocked when it was announced that 50 high profile, but unnamed Nigerians, who have corruption cases in courts, have been banned from travelling out of the country.The president directed the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and other security agencies to stop the affected persons from travelling out of the country pending the determination of their corruption cases by the courts. Buhari also mandated the attorney-general of the federation and the minister of justice to…

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Primaries: 42 senators lose return tickets

There are indications that high turnover of senators will hit the 9th Senate in 2019 as 42 of the 109 serving senators, representing 38.5 per cent failed to secure return tickets in the just-concluded nationwide senatorial primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Sixty-seven of the 109 serving senators, representing 61.5% secured return tickets from various parties. A study carried out by New Telegraph on the outcome of the primaries, however, indicates that there is no certainty that the 67 senators who got…

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Lawyers appeal verdict upholding Buhari’s Executive Order

Two legal practitioners, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, who is the National Chairman of Action People’s Party (APP) and Kenneth Udeze, National Chairman, Action Alliance (AA), yesterday filed an appeal challenging the judgement of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja which upheld the constitutionality of the Executive Order 6 of President Muhammadu Buhari. Justice Ojukwu, who dismissed the suit filed by the two lawyers against the Presidential Executive Order 6, had held in her judgement that it was within the powers of the President, as granted by…

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