What Super Eagles Coach Had to say about their Friendly Game in Portugal.

The Nigerian Super Eagles’ head coach, Jose Peseiro, has stated that his team’s goal is to defeat Portugal on Thursday, November 17. In a Grade A friendly game scheduled to take place at the Jose Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon, Peseiro will captain the Eagles against his native nation. The above match will take place just three days before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which Nigeria will not be attending. The Portuguese team will be traveling to Qatar for the international competition, and squad coach Fernando Santos will…

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See Wike’s List of Special Guest During Inauguration Ceremony:

The governor of Rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike, has once again unleashed another project in his state and his choice of invitees is one that will get the masses wondering. According to the governor, he has slated Monday the 14th November to Friday 2nd December, for the exhibition and commissioning of his new projects with some selected key political leaders and party leaders. His list includes, the nation’s president, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, former National chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Adams…

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Oyo Assembly impeaches deputy gov

Oyo House of Assembly

The Oyo State House of Assembly, on Monday, has finally impeached the state’s deputy governor, Rauf Olaniyan, over allegations of gross misconduct and financial impropriety, while in office. The Assembly, during its emergency sitting recommended that, having considered the report of the seven-man panel constituted by the Chief Judge of the state to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the deputy governor, it has found him culpable of all allegations. The recommendations stated further: “I hereby, recommend for the approval of the house, pursuant to section 188 (19) of the…

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2023 general election: INEC to produce 430m ballot papers

INEC

Abuja—The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given an insight into the huge logistical requirement for the conduct of next year’s general election, saying it would have to produce 430 million ballot papers for 90 million projected registered voters. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a symposium organized by the Enough is Enough EIE group with the theme “The Electorate: A Conversation on Elections in Nigeria”, in Abuja yesterday. According to him, with a projected voter population of 90 million, the commission will have to print 90 million ballot…

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Buhari keeps aspirants guessing hours to APC presidential primary

APC Primaries

Few hours to the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the identity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s preferred successor was still shrouded in secrecy and causing tension among the aspirants and stakeholders. Multiple presidency sources pointed at four persons as the likely choice. Those mentioned were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chief Rotimi Amaechi, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, and Chief Emeka Nwajiuba. Some party leaders said last night that they could not read President’s “body language” on the issue. Many leaders of the party and the various convention committees were…

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Buhari agreed to support Tinubu for President – Buba Galadima

Buhari

A signatory to the 2013 merger of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Buba Galadima, tells ENIOLA AKINKUOTU and TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN about the agreements between Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and former Governor Bola Tinubu of Lagos State. As a former associate of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), do you think the President will impose his candidate or leave it open for all aspirants to contest in the Presidential primary of the APC? You don’t need to be a prophet or soothsayer to know that the President will indeed anoint whosoever he wants to…

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PEOPLE TALK: On the amended Terrorism law by Senate which criminalises ransom payment

NIGERIA

How do you explain to a family member who has made concerted efforts to raise substantial funds to free a loved one that he or she will now be facing criminal action? To me, it appears grossly unfair. It is funny how we always ignore the cause and choose to tackle the effect. Payment of ransom only happens when people fear that the victim cannot be helped by the security forces. The first thing to be done in is that effort should be directed to motivating and providing the security…

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Champions League: Why Man City lost to Real Madrid -Guardiola

Champions League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola put his side’s latest Champions League collapse down to the unpredictability of football after Real Madrid produced a stunning late fightback to reach the final. City led 1-0 on the night at the Santiago Bernabeu and 5-3 on aggregate heading into the 90th minute before two goals in 88 seconds from substitute Rodrygo sent the game to extra time. Karim Benzema then slotted home the winner from the penalty spot to send the 13-time winners into the final against Liverpool on May 28 in Paris.…

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Ban on open grazing starts April 27, says IPOB

Opne Grazing

The Indigenous People of Biafra has stated that from April 27, 2022, it will start enforcing its ban on Fulani cows outside ranching places. The Media and Publicity Secretary, IPOB, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement on Monday. The group had earlier in January, issued a ban on the consumption and sale of Fulani cows in the South-East region. The group had said the ban would take effect by April. Powerful said the clarification became necessary so as to reiterate its ban on open grazing in the South-East region,…

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Champions League: Fixtures, four things to watch out for this week

Champions League

Chelsea, Bayern and Atlético de Madrid have first-leg deficits to overturn while Liverpool are bidding to avoid a major slip-up in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final deciders. Chelsea and Benfica have a significant amount of work to do to retrieve 3-1 deficits at Real Madrid and Liverpool respectively, but Bayern and Atlético will at least have home advantage on their side as they look to overturn 1-0 defeats in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final deciders. FIXTURES: Champions League quarter-final second legs Tuesday 12 April Real Madrid vs Chelsea (first leg: 3-1)…

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