Nigerian football star Ahmed Musa loses mom

Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa has been thrown into mourning following the loss of his mother. The Nigerian international took to his Twitter page to make the announcement on Thursday. “What a sad day of my life, just lost my mum,” he said. He had earlier shared a get well message directed at his mother, who had been ill. The footballer who plays as a forward and left winger for Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr tweeted two photos and wished that she would soon get back on her feet, to announce…

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Ohaneze Ndigbo endorse Atiku/Obi Ticket

Read: Ohaneze Communique Endorsing Atiku/Obi PREAMBLE In its collective search for a polity that is just, egalitarian and inclusive, the Ime Obi Ohaneze Ndi Igbo met today Thursday 24 January, 2019 at the Nike Lake Hotel, Enugu, to further deliberate on the future of Ndigbo in the chequred history of a beleaguered country. After a critical and dispassionate appraisal of the issues and the visible fault lines in our polity, including the analysis of the election manifestos of the various contesting parties, especially with regards to the restructuring of the…

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2019: US, UK threaten visa ban on Nigerian election riggers

Ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 general elections, both the United States of America and the United Kingdom have threatened to punish anyone found guilty of either instigating violence or plotting to rig the elections. In separate statements issued on Thursday by the Embassy of the United States and the British High Commission in Abuja, the two countries pledged their commitment to ensuring free and fair elections in the country, saying the 2019 elections “is important not only for Nigeria, but for the African continent.” These statements are coming on the heels…

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BREAKING: Opposition leader sworn in as new DR Congo president

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, in the country’s first peaceful handover of power since it gained independence in 1960. Tshisekedi took the oath of office flanked by outgoing head of state Joseph Kabila in a ceremony applauded by thousands of supporters both inside and outside the presidential palace. He was declared victor of the December 30 elections that were delayed three times and whose results remain fiercely contested by the runner-up, Martin Fayulu.

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JUST IN: Senate adjourns plenary till after 2019 election

The Senate has suspended its plenary untill after next month’s presidential elections. According to a decision unanimously agreed upon by the lawmakers, the Senate will resume on February 19. “Dear distinguished colleagues, in view of the fact that it is after 2p.m., we cannot proceed any further so we have to adjourn accordingly. The senate hereby adjourns to Tuesday, the 19th day of February, 2019 at 10a.m. prompt,” the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu said while announcing. The presidential and National Assembly elections are slated for February 16. Before adjourning Thursday,…

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JUST IN: Court declares Donald Duke SDP presidential candidate

The appeal court has declared Donald Duke presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP). Mr Duke had been declared as the presidential candidate of the party after the primary election held in October 2018 in which Mr Gana was also an aspirant. However, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had on Friday, 14th December declared Jerry Gana, a former Nigerian Minister of Information, as the presidential candidate of the SDP. This was after Mr Gana had instituted a case against the result in court, basing his case on…

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BREAKING: INEC rejects Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race

By Dotun Adebusoye The reported withdrawal of Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) for the 2019 presidential race, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, has been rejected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC said it was acting on the Electoral Act which stipulates that a candidate would only withdraw from the race no less than 45 days to the date of elections. More details later…

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JUST IN: N27,000 Minimum wage bill passes second reading at senate

The Senate has passed the N27,000 National Minimum Wage Amendment Bill through the crucial second reading. The lawmakers passed the bill on Thursday during plenary following the suspension of the Senate rules. The bill was put through first and second reading simultaneously. During the debate, the lawmakers supported the bill and were confident that it would improve the standard of living for workers in the country. They called on the state governments to look inwards on how to actualise the new minimum wage by cutting frivolous expenses and improving revenue…

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Buhari signs disability bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018. Specifically, the Act prohibits all forms of discrimination on ground of disability and imposes fine of N1, 000, 000 for corporate bodies and N100,000 for individuals or a term of six months imprisonment for violation. His Senior Special Assistnt on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, in a statement yesterday in Abuja said the law provides for a five-year transitional period within which public buildings, structures or automobile are to be modified for access and use…

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