Lagos APC primary: Sanwo-Olu finally speaks after ‘defeating’ Ambode

Babajide Sanwo-Olu has broken his silence after he was declared winner of Tuesday’s Lagos governorship primary conducted by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Sanwo-Olu was announced winner of the Lagos governorship primaries, against the wishes of the National Working Committee (NWC).  APC chairman in Lagos, Tunji Balogun, announced that incumbent, Akinwunmi Ambode polled 72,901 votes, while Sanwo-Olu got 970,851 votes. In a statement signed by the Director General, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu Campaign Organisation (BOSCO), Tayo Ayinde, Sanwo-Olu expressed gratitude to all who voted for him. “We hereby unreservedly express our…

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FULL LIST OF THE AMVCA 2018 WINNERS

The 6th annual African Magic Viewers Choice Award has come to an end! Arguably the most renowned movie awards in Africa, the event which broadcast LIVE on Africa Magic channels saw industry finest across Africa strut the red carpets and winners emerge from all categories. Some of the biggest winners for the night include movies like 18 Hours, Tatu, Isoken and Alter Ego. See full list of Winners: Best Overall Movie – 18 Hours (Pheobe Ruguru) Best Actress – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde (Alter Ego) Best Actor – Adjetey Anang (Keteke) Best Actress in a Comedy –  Nyce Wanjeri (Auntie Boss) Best Actor in…

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What Buhari said after arriving from 10-day vacation in London

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared he is feeling good after returning to Abuja on Saturday. Buhari jetted out of the country on August 3, for what was announced as 10 working days holiday in London, the United Kingdom. On arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, he was asked by reporters how he felt. He responded: “I’m feeling good. I am feeling good.” On hand to receive him were the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff, Abba…

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Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary General dies in Switzerland

Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is dead. According to a statement from the Kofi Annan Foundation, he died in Switzerland on Saturday morning after a short illness. “It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. “His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days,” the statement reads.…

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Lai Mohammed Lied — UN Report Reveals FG Made ‘Large Ransom Payment’ To Boko Haram For Dapchi Girls

The United Nations says the Federal Government paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March 2018. The government had denied reports that it paid millions of Euros for the release of the girls, noting that the hostages were released in exchange for detained Boko Haram commanders. But the UN report stated that ransom from abductions donations from charity groups and the cash economy were fueling the bloody activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin…

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2019: Saraki considerings running against Buhari

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is ‘actively considering’ running against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections. In an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday, Mr Saraki said he is still making consultations on the ambition. “I am consulting and actively considering it,” Mr Saraki said “I believe I can make the change.” Early indications of Mr Saraki’s ambition emerged in March when media mogul, Dele Momodu, disclosed that he will join the 2019 presidential race. But Mr Saraki denied claiming the report was false. “The report is false. If it…

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Danjuma sure Falconets will reach U-20 Women World Cup final

National U-20 women team coach, Chris Danjuma is confident that his side will reach the final of this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in France, reports footballlive.ng. Danjuma gave the assertion in the wake of his side’s heroic draw with China on Monday, which was enough to take them into the knock out stage, much to the coach’s delight and all Nigerians. He has now gone on to reveal that his target is to qualify to a third final after their feats of 2010 and 2014. Danjuma is still…

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APC lawmakers set for Saraki’s impeachment

The plot to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki thickened yesterday as federal lawmakers on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) resolved to forcibly reconvene the National Assembly and carry out the plan. During a meeting with APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers, the legislators from both chambers of the assembly vowed they would deploy their numerical strength to achieve the goal ‘‘in the interest of the country.’’ Oshiomhole, who thanked the lawmakers for keeping faith with the ideals of the party, stressed…

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ACTING PRESIDENT ORDERS IMMEDIATE OVERHAUL OF SARS

THE Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately overhaul the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The order follows persistent complaints and critical reports about the activities of SARS and the complaints border on allegations of human rights violations. Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, who announced the directive in a statement signed on Tuesday said Professor Osinbajo instructed the IGP to ensure that any unit that emerges from the overhaul is…

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Saraki in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday evening held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Mr Saraki arrived the home of his host located within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library on Monday evening. The meeting lasted for about two hours. Mr Saraki, who was accompanied by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, declined to speak on the agenda when accosted by journalists after the meeting. He said he was on a visit to the Presidential Library because he missed…

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