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US imposes VISA RESTRICTION on individuals who RIGGED Kogi, Bayelsa elections

                                                           Mad oh! 🤣🤣 United States of America has imposed visa ban on individuals who rigged November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa state elections.   Disclosing this in a statement signed by the spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, on Monday, US said: “In July 2019, we announced the imposition of visa restrictions on Nigerians who undermined the February ...

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‘I’m a product of godfatherism’, Desmond Elliot speaks on Tinubu’s influence

‘I’m a product of godfatherism’ were the words of Desmond Elliot, a lawmaker of the Lagos StateHouse of Assembly, as he heaped praise on Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.   Elliot, who was elected as a lawmaker under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, stated this while speaking on the “Edo no be Lagos” campaign by Governor Obaseki. Obaseki’s effective ...

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Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova arrested at Ukraine border

Maria Kolesnikova, one of Belarus’s leading opposition figures, has been detained while trying to cross into Ukraine.   Kolesnikova was detained while attempting to cross overnight with two other members of the opposition’s Coordination Council who were able to pass through to Ukraine, Anton Bychkovsky, a spokesman for the State Border Committee, said. She and the two other council members, ...

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Oshiomhole claims car crash “an assassination attempt”, Obaseki reacts

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, was on Tuesday involved in a car crash.   The accident left two policemen attached to Oshiomhole’s convoy dead. The crash happened when an articulated vehicle lost control and ran into Oshiomhole’s convoy near Oluku junction in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State. In a ...

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PDP Hits Dead End In Kogi As Governor Bello Wins Again

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate, Musa Wada against the declaration of Governor Yahaya Bello of All Progressives Congress, APC as the winner of November 16 Kogi election.   In the judgment delivered on their behalf by Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji, the seven man panel of the court led ...

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Oyo APC moves to reunite warring factions ahead of 2023 elections

Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, has canvassed for support in the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), declaring that unity was more important than personal ambition.   Speaking at a stakeholders meeting of Oyo APC, in Ibadan, Dare charged party leaders on the need to reposition the APC for victory in the state. The Minister ...

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Trump wants Biden to take ‘drug test’ before first debate

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday said  he will call for a “drug test” for himself and Joe Biden before the first presidential debate, but did not offer any evidence for his suspicions about his Democratic opponent.   Trump said in an interview with the Washington Examiner that he was intrigued by Biden’s improved performance during the Democratic primary. “We’re ...

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Ivory Coast court blocks ex-president Gbagbo from seeking re-election

A court in Ivory Coast has confirmed the decision of the country’s electoral commission to strike off 75-year-old former president, Laurent Gbagbo, from the electoral list, his lawyer told AFP.   “It’s a definitive no,” Claude Mentenon told AFP, adding that there was no further legal recourse inside Ivory Coast. Election officials had already rejected appeals by Gbagbo and former ...

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Dogara’s reported presidential bid, a distraction – Aide

An aide to a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has dismissed speculations that his principal is nursing an ambition to serve as the running mate to a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in the 2023.   Dogara’s media aide, Turaki Hassan, said this in a statement titled: ‘Rt. Hon. Dogara is ...

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God is my godfather not Oshiomhole – Osagie Ize-Iyamu

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, has quashed rumours making the rounds that the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole is his godfather.   Speaking with Arise Television on Sunday, Ize-Iyamu said he is an adult that has trained many people in the state, unlike the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ...

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Ekiti Assembly suspends Council boss over Fayemi’s campaign posters

Ekiti State House of Assembly has suspended the Ikere Local Government Chairman, Mr Femi Ayodele over alleged unauthorised presidential campaign posters for Governor Kayode Fayemi.   Ayodele had sponsored campaign posters canvassing for Governor Fayemi to contest as a presidential candidate under the platform of the All Progressive Congress in 2023. The posters, which have become subject of political debates ...

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Kanye West blocked from Wisconsin presidential ballot

The Wisconsin Elections Commission voted Thursday to keep American rapper Kanye West off the state’s presidential ballot in November.   On a 5-1 vote, the bipartisan commission ruled that West’s team failed to file its nomination by the deadline of 5 p.m. Aug. 4. The panel is made up of three Republicans and three Democrats. The commissioners rejected the argument ...

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ‘poisoned,’ says aide

Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is unconscious in hospital with suspected poisoning, his spokeswoman has said.   The anti-corruption campaigner fell ill during a flight and the plane made an emergency landing in Omsk, Kira Yarmysh said, adding that they suspected something had been mixed into his tea. A hospital source confirmed Mr Navalny was in a serious condition. Mr ...

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2023: Gov Fayemi’s presidential campaign posters flood social media

Presidential campaign posters of the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, have flooded social media with the 2023 presidential election only three years away.   The posters indicate that the Governor is seeking to contest for the country’s number one position come 2023. The posters carry Fayemi’s photograph as a contestant on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress, ...

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U.S 2020: Ex-Secretary of State Powell dumps Trump, endorses Biden

Democratic candidate, Joe Biden received a major support Tuesday night as Collin Powell called on Americans to massively vote for him.   Biden has been officially nominated to run for the White House on November 3. Powell, a former Secretary of State, is the latest top Republican to openly support Biden. The endorsement confirms his opposition to the re-election of ...

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Trump hits back at Michelle Obama over address at Democratic convention

President Trump early Tuesday lashed out at Michelle Obama after the former first lady issued a blistering criticism of the incumbent president during remarks at the virtual Democratic National Convention.   “Somebody please explain to @MichelleObama that Donald J. Trump would not be here, in the beautiful White House, if it weren’t for the job done by your husband, Barack ...

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Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau resigns

Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau has resigned.   He announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending. Morneau, who has held the post since 2015, told a news conference that he met with Trudeau to inform him that he would not run in the ...

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BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Bayelsa Governor,Duoye Diri, Orders Fresh Election

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has annulled the election of Duoye Diri, governor of Bayelsa State.   The election was nullified based on a petition by the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, which argued that it was unlawfully excluded from participating in the election. Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, was sworn in as governor after ...

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Joe Biden picks Senator Kamala Harris as running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate – the first black woman and Asian American in the role.   Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for the number two slot. The former California attorney general has been urging police reform ...

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Edo 2020: Oshiomhole’s aide dumps APC, donates N5m for Obaseki’s re election

Former aide to former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, Mr. Andrew Momodu, has pledged the sum of N5 million to support the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state.   Momodu made the pledge on behalf of Anwain Progressives Union (APU), the umbrella Union ...

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