Month: August 2020

Zamfara Governor Seeks Death Sentence for Reckless Driving

The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has promised to reintroduce stringent measures of death on reckless drivers in the state. The decision followed the death of 15 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a road accident in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state. The accident occurred on Saturday when a truck lost control …

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IGP Warns Politicians, Supporters Against Violence Ahead Edo, Ondo Elections

Ahead of the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has warned politicians and their supporters against violence. In a statement issued on Sunday by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, the IGP asked the political elites to conduct themselves properly and play according to the rules. According to him, The …

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Supreme Court Upholds Election of Yahaya Bello As Kogi Governor

The Supreme Court, on Monday, dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party’s appeal challenging the victory of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State at the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. A seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, in a unanimous judgment, affirmed Bello’s election on the platform of …

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Jang calls for strengthening of Plateau PDP as Chris Hassan emerges party chairman

The immediate past Governor of Plateau State and former Senator representing Plateau North at the National Assembly, Jonah David Jang, has expressed appreciation to the National Working Committee of PDP, Plateau state PDP, the Electoral Committee and all the PDP family on the Plateau for the successful conduct of the state congress of the PDP. …

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No Need For Liverpool Panic After Wembley Loss, Says Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool “shouldn’t panic” after their Community Shield loss, especially after they bounced back from defeat in last year’s season curtain-raiser to romp to the Premier League title. Arsenal emerged victorious at an empty Wembley on Saturday, winning 5-4 on penalties after Jurgen Klopp’s men had come from behind to draw 1-1 …

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Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler Pens Tribute to Boseman

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has written a long and loving tribute to the film’s star Chadwick Boseman, who has died aged 43. Boseman died on Thursday at home in Los Angeles with his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, and family by his side. He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer four years ago, undergoing treatment …

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Trump and Biden clash over Portland protests

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have clashed over the violence that has erupted at protests in Portland, Oregon. Trump blamed the Democrat mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, for allowing the “death and destruction of his city”. But Biden said the president was “recklessly encouraging violence”. A man was shot dead …

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Ebonyi LG Polls: PDP Wins All Chairmanship Seats

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the chairmanship and councillorship seats in the elections conducted in the 13 local government areas (LGAs) of Ebonyi State. The Chairman of the Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC), Jossy Eze, announced this on Sunday in Abakaliki, the state capital. He disclosed that among the 13 political …

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FG constructing, rehabilitating 40 major bridges – Fashola

The Federal Government is constructing, repairing and rehabilitating a total of 40 major bridges across the country, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. Fashola, who stated this while inspecting the Loko-Oweto Bridge, said the work on the bridges were ongoing despite the limited revenue of the Federal Government. The minister said …

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Leadership Absent In Nigeria, Govt Is Crippled – Pat Utomi

A professor of political economy and management expert, Pat Utomi, has faulted the system of governance in Nigeria. Despite being a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Professor Utomi believes the present administration is finding it difficult to connect to the solutions to the problems of the country. The economist added, “If there is …

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Nigeria Records Lowest COVID-19 Cases In Four Months

Just a week to the rescheduled date for the resumption of international flights at the nation’s airports, Nigeria has recorded its lowest single-day cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in four months. In a late-night tweet on Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that 138 more infections were reported in the last 24 hours. …

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