Tambuwal wins at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, on Monday, affirmed the election of Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the duly elected governor of Sokoto State in the March 2019 governorship election. The apex court dismissed an appeal of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Ahmed Sokoto, filed to challenge Tambuwal’s[...]

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Amotekun is constitutional – Afe Babalola

Senior Advocate of Nigeria Afe Babalola, said attempts by the Federal Government to scuttle the Western Nigeria Security Network Amotekun, would fail because it is supported by the constitution. Babalola, an elder statesman and founder of Afe Babalola university, said those kicking against Amotekun were ignorant of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution and the[...]

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BREAKING: Supreme court upholds Ganduje’s election

The supreme court has upheld the election of Abdullahi Ganduje as the governor of Kano state. The court gave its verdict on Monday in the suit filed by Abba Kabir Yusuf, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the election of Ganduje, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

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I saw Alice, she said Grace and Leah are fine – Jennifer

The recently released Jennifer Ukambong Samuel has confirmed she met with Alice, who was abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect about two years ago. Miss Samuel from Plateau State is an aid worker who was abducted by Boko Haram on December 22, 2019 Borno State while on her way to Jos for the[...]

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Abia, Anambra PDP, Imolites protest Supreme Court’s verdict on Ihedioha

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia and Anambra on Sunday marched round the major streets of Umuahia and Awka capital cities to protest against the Supreme Court’s judgment that sacked Chief Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo. Ihedioha, who was PDP’s candidate in the 2019 governorship election, was announced the winner by the Independent[...]

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Six die, 10 injured in autocrash on Ogbomoso road

Six persons including two females were killed on Sunday in an auto-crash at Abuduka area of Suurulere North Local Council Development Area (LCDA.) The accident involved a new truck belonging to a business tycoon and a commercial Mazda bus. Confirming the accident, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Gbenga Fadeyi (SP), said ten persons[...]

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Liverpool widen gap on EPL table with 2-0 defeat of Man-U

Liverpool on Sunday widened the gap at top of the English Premier League (EPL) to 16 points as goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah earned them a 2-0 win over Manchester United at Anfield. The win is the 13th straight league win since the sides last met at Old Trafford in October as[...]

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Lagos pipeline explosion: NEMA says 2 bodies recovered

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said that two bodies had been recovered from the explosion site of a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline at Ile Epo axis of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, NEMA, confirmed the development to the News Agency[...]

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400 wounded as clashes in Lebanon escalate

Almost 400 people were wounded Saturday during running battles between Lebanese anti-government protesters and security forces in the capital Beirut, rescue services said. It was the heaviest toll since the protests erupted three months ago, with the Red Cross and Civil Defence saying 377 people at least were rushed to hospitals or treated at the[...]

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New coronavirus ‘preventable, controllable’ – China

The new Chinese virus which has already spread abroad “is still preventable and controllable”, China says. Its National Health Commission warned, however, that close monitoring was needed given the source, transmission and mutation methods were unknown. Two people are known to have died from the respiratory illness which appeared in Wuhan city in December. In[...]

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NAFDAC alerts on using Paracetamol for food preparation

Following recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment. They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews that the news came to them as a shock. They added that it[...]

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Bodies of Ukrainian victims of downed plane arrive Kiev

The flag-draped coffins of the 11 Ukrainians who died in a plane mistakenly shot down by Iran amid heightened tensions with Washington arrived in Kiev on Sunday. President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Oleksiy Goncharuk and other officials attended the solemn ceremony at Kiev’s Boryspil airport to see the downed plane’s nine Ukrainian flight crew and[...]

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Fire kills 8 at asylum for mentally ill in Czech Republic

A fire official says eight people have been killed in a fire at an asylum for the mentally ill in the Czech Republic. Prokop Volenik, spokesman for the regional rescue service, said the fire in the northwestern town of Vejprty broke out early Sunday around 5 a.m. (0400 GMT). The town is on the border[...]

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Ukrainian president rejects prime minister’s resignation

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected his prime minister’s offer to resign and asked him to stay on the job Friday after he was caught on tape saying Zelenskiy — a former sitcom star with no previous political experience — knows nothing about the economy. In a video released by Zelenskiy’s office, the president called the[...]

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McGregor demolishes Cerrone in 40-second return to UFC octagon

Conor McGregor made a triumphant return to the UFC octagon on Saturday, pummelling Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone for a technical knockout victory in just 40 seconds. The mixed martial arts superstar from Ireland — returning to the Ultimate Fighting Championship for the first time since he was battered into submission by arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in October[...]

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Marriage is no achievement — Judy Austin

One of the most beautiful actresses in Nollywood and producer of two Nollywood flicks ‘Native Girl’ and ‘Fear’, Judy Austin, born Muoghalu Uchechukwu Judith has expressed her thoughts on the institution of marriage in a rather unconventional way. While many Christians may see marriage as instituted and ordained by God and thus one of the[...]

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Housewife docked for allegedly biting off neighbour’s lower lip

A 38-year-old woman, Oluchi Olu, was arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Courts for allegedly biting off her neighbour’s lower lip. The defendant, who resides at No. 37, Isolo Road, Mushin, Lagos, is standing four counts charged of grievous hurt, assault, breach of peace and inflicting a wound. Olu denied the charges brought against her by[...]

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Anthony Joshua pays Visit to Buhari in the UK

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has presented his IBF, WBA, WBO, and IBO titles to President Muhammadu Buhari. The 30-year-old celebrated his recent victories with the President on Saturday when the Nigerian leader met with some Nigerians living in the United Kingdom. The meeting had in attendance Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, as well as[...]

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Chairman of University Press, Lekan Are, dies at 86

The Chairman of the University Press Plc, Dr. Lekan Are, is dead. He was 86. The Public Relations Officer of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Toye Akinrinola, confirmed the businessman’s death to journalists on Saturday. According to him, the PUNCH Nigeria Limited director died during a brief illness at the High Dependency Unit of[...]

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