‘I salute you for your intellectual momentum and interventions on state issues’ – President Buhari’s message to Wole Soyinka on his 85th birthday

President Buhari has felicitated with Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on his 85th birthday, July 13, 2019.   Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on (Media & Publicity) Femi Adesina rejoiced with the literary icon for being one of the country’s greatest prides, and a universal brand. The statement reads, ” Buhari joins family and friends of the ...

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Appeal Court dismisses suit challenging Buhari’s academic qualification

The suit seeking to nullify the election of President Buhari on grounds on academic qualification, has been struck out by the court of appeal in Abuja.   Delivering a unianimous judgement on Friday, the court held that the lawsuit filed by Kalu Kalu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy Kyari el-Kuris, came after the specified time for pre-election matters. “We have decided to settle ...

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Tyrese slams those sharing photos of non-flashy billionaires

Tyrese has taken a swipe at people sharing a photo collage of billionaires, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Ma for not being flashy.   Tackling those behind the photo captioned ‘$138 billion in one picture’, Tyrese stated that the bllionaires in the photo are already known and have nothing to prove. He further revealed that Bill Gates home is $127 million ...

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Six people killed and 14 others injured after a suicide bomber attacked a wedding

At least six people have been killed and 14 others wounded after a suicide bomber targeted a wedding celebration in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province.   According to local officials, the attacker set off his explosives early on Friday inside the house of a pro-government commander in Pachir Aw Agam district.   “The explosion happened at the wedding of commander Malak Tor’s ...

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Suspected herdsmen kill daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti

Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, says it has received information that Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere chairman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has been killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen.   The spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said the 58-year-old woman was heading to Ore Junction from Akure, Ondo State, when she was attacked and shot by the ‘herdsmen’. He said, “We ...

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‘I’m not a rubber stamp, we’ll challenge Buhari’s government’ – Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said he will not be a “rubber stamp” to the executive.   Mohammed Isa, a media aide to Lawan, quoted the senate president as saying this when he received Women Parliamentarians, a group led by Joy Emordi, former senator representing Anambra north.   Lawan said it is “laughable” that he is being referred to as ...

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FIFA announces tougher sanctions on racism and homophobia in football

FIFA, world football’s governing body, is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games, and will start inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings, according to its new disciplinary code.   Stricter handling of discrimination allegations is a key theme of the redrafted FIFA disciplinary code which comes into effect next week. “Topics like racism and ...

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Ed Sheeran confirms he and his long-term girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are married

  Following reports that they wed just before Christmas 2018, the singer revealed Cherry is his wife in a new interview on YouTube with Charlamagne The God to promote his album No.6 Collaborations Project. After Charlamagne Tha God asked about lyrics on the album which refer to the singer’s ‘wife’, Ed admitted that he wrote the words before the couple tied the knot, ...

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Court upholds suspension Of Sowore From AAC

The suspension of Omoyele Sowore as the National Chairman of the African Action Congress, AAC, and Malcom Fabiyi as the Deputy National Chairman, has been validated by a Federal High Court which sat in Abuja on Friday.   Also ruling on the suit which was instituted by Dr. Leonard Nzewa, Justice Inyang Ekwo affirmed his (Nzewa) appointment as the Acting National Chairman of the party following ...

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Aerial mast collapses in Abuja, destroy cars

A tragic incident which was quite destructive occurred at Utako area of Abuja, as an aerial mast fell and destroyed cars amongst other properties.   Though no life was lost, however the incident which occurred at about 5am on June 24, 2019, destroyed 4 cars in the building opposite Utako Police Station where it was mounted.   While the police are yet to release the ...

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After three years, Eritrean man is released from an Italian jail in a case of mistaken identity case

  An Eritrean man, known as the “General” and accused of being a human trafficking kingpin, was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity, an Italian court has ruled. Carpenter Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre was arrested in Sudan in 2016 on suspicion of being at the heart of one of the world’s largest human trafficking networks. But after a ...

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Many illegal immigrants will soon be deported from Nigeria – NIS

  Muhammad Babandede, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), has said many illegal immigrants living in Nigeria will soon be deported as the Service is set to commence issuance of residence permits to foreigners in the country.   Disclosing this at the passing out parade of 396 cadets in the 44th Superintendent Basic Course held at the ...

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Election tribunal strikes out suit filed against Shina Peller

  The Election Tribunal in Ibadan, Oyo State on Friday, July 13, 2019 dismissed a petition filed by Durodola Muftau Adelani of the Providence People’s Party (PPP) challenging the validity of the election that brought in Hon. Shina Abiola Peller of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a House of Representatives member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa federal constituency.   The petitioner was ...

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Herdsmen are the 4th most dangerous terrorist group in the world, putting them in our passport means we are the headquarters of terrorist – Nigerians react

On Thursday, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman expressed his dissatisfaction over the new Nigerian passport with ‘herdsmen inscribed in it.’   Taking to his Twitter page to react, the clergyman shared a snap of his passport page and wrote: ‘That’s the new Nigeria passport..it now has herdsmen inscribed in it…it’s shameful that a certain extraction now represents ...

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Alex Acosta resigns as US labor secretary following plea deal scandal with wealthy financier, Jeffrey Epstein

President Donald Trump has said his labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, is stepping down following criticism of his handling of a plea deal with the wealthy financier, Jeffrey Epstein, who is awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.   Trump announced the news with Acosta by his side at the White House, before leaving on a trip to the Midwest. Acosta said stepping ...

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