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Former Senegalese Footballer Diop Dies At 42

Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has died at the age of 42 after a long illness, local media and the West African state’s football federation said on Sunday. Diop is best known in his native country for scoring the winning goal against then defending champions France in the opening match of the 2002 World…

APC holds emergency NEC meeting Dec 8

An emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 8. This is coming barely after five months a similar emergency NEC meeting held at the Presidential Villa. The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, who disclosed this in a statement…

Kebbi Governor’s wife empowers IDPs

THE Mallpai Foundation has empowered about 6,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at New Kuchingoro in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The foundation funded and supported by the wife of Kebbi State governor Aisha Bagudu, trained members of the community in phone repairs, catering and pastries, soap and baby food production, among others. It donated…

Lekki Toll Plaza: CNN faces test of integrity

By Samuel Omojoye The morning after the night when protesters at Lekki toll gate were supposedly massacred by the Nigerian Army, the BBC News hour programme interviewed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu around 6am on whether he invited the army and who gave orders that unarmed protesters be shot. The governor confirmed that he invited the army…

Zulum urges recruitment of more youths into civilian JTF

BORNO State Governor  Babagana Zulum on Sunday traveled to  Zabarmari,  where he joined hundreds of villagers in the funeral prayers and burial of the 43 farmers killed on their farmlands on Saturday by Boko Haram. During the funeral, Zulum, was told by the villagers that they believed that the death toll was higher as some…

Why national gird collapsed, by TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Sunday announced the national grid experienced a system collapse because of multiple tripping at 11.25 am. General Manager, Group Public, Ndidi Mbah, who made the announcement in a statement, said the company had commenced restoration of the grid to every part of Nigeria. According to her, however, the…

Belarus Protesters Take To The Streets With New Tactic

Opposition protesters in Belarus took to the streets of the capital Minsk on Sunday in the latest of three months of demonstrations against the re-election of strongman president Alexander Lukashenko. Since an August election, Belarus has been gripped by massive protests that erupted after Lukashenko, 66, secured a sixth term as president of the ex-Soviet…

Worsening politicization of judicial appointments

Idowu Akinlotan In recent years, the National Judicial Council (NJC) has had to put its foot down to compel states to adhere to the rules guiding judicial appointments. It has not always had as much success at the federal level as it has had at state level, and is probably not unaware of the depth…

Lawan Condemns Borno Killings, Urges Security Agencies To Double Efforts

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the killing on Saturday of rice farmers by terrorists in Zabarmari in Borno State. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on (Media), Ola Awoniyi, Lawan decried the incident as another act of babarism against innocent Nigerians minding their own business. The Senate President condoled…

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