Miyetti Allah: South-west may lose 2023 presidency because of ‘Amotekun’

The Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore has asked south-west governors to give up “Amotekun”, a regional security outfit. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had declared the security outfit as "illegal" but Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, insisted that the region would go ahead with the initiative. In an interview with The PUNCH, Alhassan Saleh,[...]

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I have 39 more prophecies, says Mbaka

The Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, says there are 39 more prophecies of his that will come to pass in 2020. Mbaka said this in a statement while reacting to the removal of the Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, by the Supreme Court and the inauguration of Senator Hope[...]

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Iran crown prince predicts regime will collapse within months

The heir of Iran’s deposed monarchy predicted Wednesday that the clerical regime will collapse within months and urged Western powers not to negotiate with it. Reza Pahlavi said that major protests which erupted in November and again this month, after the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet, reminded him of the uprising that ousted[...]

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2021 AFCON to be played at start of year, say hosts Cameroon

The Africa Cup of Nations will revert to its former time slot of January and February for the next edition in 2021, hosts Cameroon said on Wednesday. The tournament’s organising committee, as well as the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot), revealed that the tournament will be played from January 9 to February 6, 2021 after a[...]

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We are going ahead with Amotekun – Akeredolu

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, says the constitution does not prohibit the establishment of a regional security outfit. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), had declared the outfit illegal, saying security is an exclusive preserve of the federal government. But in an interview with Channels TV on Wednesday, Akeredolu, chairman of the south-west governors’[...]

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Mbaka present as Uzodinma is sworn in as Imo governor

Ejike Mbaka, a Catholic priest in Enugu, was present at the swearing-in of Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo state on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the supreme court declared Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected governor of Imo, effectively removing Emeka Ihedioha as the chief executive officer of the state. Uzodinma[...]

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U.S., China sign ‘Phase One’ trade deal as tensions ease

The U.S. and China signed a so-called ‘Phase One’ deal on Wednesday thus putting on hold a trade war between the two economic giants but leaves in place massive tariffs on Beijing’s goods while also sidestepping some of the thorniest issues. The trade war has roiled world markets and slowed global growth over the past[...]

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Insecurity: Katsina govt. bans use of motorcycles

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has signed an Executive Order restricting the use of motorcycles and tricycles between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. across the state with effect from Jan. 20. The state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Ahmed El-Marzuq announced this on Wednesday in Katsina. “Section 5, sub section 2 of[...]

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Marseille president receives death threat

The president of French football giants Marseille, Jacques-Henri Eyraud, said on Wednesday that he would start police proceedings over a death threat on social media. “I’m going to lodge a complaint tomorrow,” Eyraud told AFP after an explicit message appeared on social media giving his address in Marseille. “Unfortunately that’s the way it is.” Eyraud[...]

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Texas to carry out first US execution of 2020

The first execution of the year in the United States is scheduled for Wednesday evening in Texas, where a man is to be put to death by lethal injection for killing his wife 15 years ago because she wanted to divorce him. John Gardner, 64, was sentenced to death in 2006 for killing his fifth[...]

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