Friday, June 22, 2018

Mansur Ibrahim

    VIDEO: The moment Buhari signed 2018 budget into law

VIDEO: The moment Buhari signed 2018 budget into law

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed the 2018 budget into law at the presidential villa in Abuja.The national assembly had passed the budget in May, jerking it up from N8.6 trillion to N9.1 trillion.Below is a video of the president signing it:https://twitter.com/MBuhari/status/1009399027669045248 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tinubu hugs Atiku at Akure airport

PHOTOS: Tinubu hugs Atiku at Akure airport

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), met with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar at Akure airport in Ondo state on Monday.Both men were locked in a warm embrace.Abubakar, who defected from the APC last year, is seeking to clinch the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections.He is planning to run against President [...]

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    Nigeria and the World Cup: All the stats

Nigeria and the World Cup: All the stats

This profit and loss account is a record in the books (FIFA archive) of a business entity (Super Eagles) to which income (goals scored) and gains (matches won) are credited, and expenses (goals conceded) and losses (matches lost) debited, so as to show the net profit (favourable ranking) or loss (unfavourable one) over a given period (1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Dariye breaks down in court

PHOTOS: Dariye breaks down in court

Joshua Dariye, former governor of Plateau state, was convicted by a federal capital territory (FCT) high court on Tuesday.Adebukola Banjoko, the judge, sentenced the serving senator to 14 years imprisonment for criminal breach of trust and two years for misappropriation of public funds.His plea for mercy was not considered. Here are some of his pictures in court.[...]

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    VIDEO: The unveiling of MKO Abiola statue in Lagos

VIDEO: The unveiling of MKO Abiola statue in Lagos

The Lagos state government on Tuesday unveiled a new statue of the late MKO Abiola.Abiola was the presumed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.The statue was unveiled by Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, and some embers of the Abiola family.https://twitter.com/followlasg/status/1006498871047020544 [...]

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    VIDEO: I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshield in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

VIDEO: I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshield in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, says he used to hawk groundnut for his mother and also wash windshields in Lagos traffic.In an interview with ESPN FC, the Leicester star said he hawked different types of fruits and foodstuff ranging from pepper to tomatoes."At that time, I was jack of all trade while my mum was selling, I'll go and hawk for [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari’s arrival in Morocco

VIDEO: Buhari’s arrival in Morocco

President Muhammadu Buhari was given a heroic welcome when he arrived Morocco on Sunday.Buhari is currently on a working visit to the North African country. He was invited by King Mohammed VI of Morocco.Tolu Ogunlesi, a presidential aide, shared a video of the reception.https://twitter.com/toluogunlesi/status/1006129981410500608 [...]

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    ‘King of reggae’, ‘there’ll be none like him’, ‘forever a legend’ — tributes pour in for Ras Kimono

‘King of reggae’, ‘there’ll be none like him’, ‘forever a legend’ — tributes pour in for Ras Kimono

Tributes have been pouring in for Okeleke Elumelu, Nigerian musician better known as Ras Kimono, who passed away in the early hours on Sunday.Ras Kimono died at a hospital in Lagos.Kimono was a force in the Nigerian music industry in the late 80s and 90s with his conscious reggae brand of music.Since the shocking news of his demise at 60, [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: What Bakare said about Abiola and GCFR in 2016

TRENDING VIDEO: What Bakare said about Abiola and GCFR in 2016

During a service at the Latter Rain Assembly in September 2016, Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the church, urged the federal government to honour MKO Abiola.The fiery preacher said the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election used his life as a sacrifice for the country's democracy."To God, government is a continuum. What one government does will affect subsequent governments. [...]

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    THE ARCHIVE: Full result of June 12 election

THE ARCHIVE: Full result of June 12 election

The number one topic in the polity at the moment is June 12, 1993 election, adjudged as freest and fairest in the history of the country.The issue of the election regained prominence following the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day by President Muhammadu Buhari and the posthumous GCFR award conferred on MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the election.The election [...]

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    ‘The best thing Buhari has done’, ‘scam for south-west votes’  — reactions to June 12 Democracy Day declaration

‘The best thing Buhari has done’, ‘scam for south-west votes’ — reactions to June 12 Democracy Day declaration

The declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day was received with mixed-feelings.The government announced the new date on Wednesday evening, saying it is to honour late MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.While some commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the development, others believe there is an underlying motive.Here are what people are saying on Twitter and [...]

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    AUDIO: Saraki didn’t ask us to rob but we are his political thugs, says arrested gang leader

AUDIO: Saraki didn’t ask us to rob but we are his political thugs, says arrested gang leader

On Sunday, the police invited Senate President Bukola Saraki over the robbery attack which took place in Offa, Kwara state, on April 5.Armed robbers had attacked five commercial banks in the community, killing at least 33 persons, including nine police officers.The police later arrested some suspects. Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, paraded them in Abuja on Sunday.Moshood said the force would probe Saraki’s [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: We used to kill in PDP during congress, says Orji Kalu

TRENDING VIDEO: We used to kill in PDP during congress, says Orji Kalu

Orji Kalu, former Abia governor, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) killed people during its past congresses.Kalu said this while addressing journalists in Abuja during the south-east zonal executive committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The former governor decamped from the PDP to the APC in 2016."In all democracy, there's always a quarrel, and the quarrel will [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Super Eagles in Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Super Eagles in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hosted Super Eagles at the presidential villa, Abuja.The Eagles were treated to a farewell reception before departing Nigeria for a friendly with England ahead of the World Cup in Russia.In attendance were Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles head coach, and Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president.Below are photos from the reception.[...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Pastor says ‘Christianity is centre of corruption in Nigeria’

TRENDING VIDEO: Pastor says ‘Christianity is centre of corruption in Nigeria’

Moses Alu, the overseer of Bride Assembly Church, says Christianity is the centre of corruption in Nigeria.In an undated video currently trending on social media, Alu is seen vehemently preaching against pastors who fail to tell politicians the truth.Alu said: "Why do you stand on scriptures that prosper you and you don't know the scripture that can bring peace to [...]

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    VIDEO: Odinkalu urges Nigerians to mourn victims of killings on Monday

VIDEO: Odinkalu urges Nigerians to mourn victims of killings on Monday

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, human rights lawyer, has called on Nigerians across the world to mourn those who have been killed in recent times.Odinkalu, a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said the government has neglected the dead.He called on Nigerians to participate in the #NationalDayOfMourning organised by the Civil Society Joint Nigeria Crisis Action Committee (JN-CAC) on [...]

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