Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mansur Ibrahim

    WATCH: The moment Amusan made history at Commonwealth Games

WATCH: The moment Amusan made history at Commonwealth Games

Oluwatobiloba Amusan made history on Friday as the first Nigerian to win a sprint hurdles title at the Commonwealth Games.The reigning American Collegiate 100m hurdles queen ran 12.68 seconds to win the race.Watch the moment below.VIDEO: Watch as 20-year-old Oluwatobiloba Amusan makes history as the first Nigerian to ever win a 100m sprint hurdles at the Commonwealth Games. 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/OzbLShNRat — [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tongues wagging as Fashola embraces Tinubu in public

PHOTOS: Tongues wagging as Fashola embraces Tinubu in public

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), embraced each other at a public function where they met recently.There have been reports that both men, who are former governors of Lagos state, are not in good terms.Fashola was one of the guests at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari is incompetent, says PDP senator

VIDEO: Buhari is incompetent, says PDP senator

The senate witnessed a rowdy session on Thursday after Eyninaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state, described President Muhammadu Buhari as incompetent.Abaribe had moved a motion reacting to a comment made by Buhari in UK on Wednesday.“When a commander-in-chief cannot take care of invaders, invading Nigeria why is he still a commander-in-chief, why do we continue [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Archbishop of Canterbury in London

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Archbishop of Canterbury in London

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met with Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby in London.The president left for the United Kingdom on Monday.George Oguntade, Nigeria’s high commissioner to the UK, and Josiah Idowu-Fearon, a prominent Anglican bishop with Nigerian heritage, witnessed Welby presenting a book to Buhari.Below are pictures:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

PHOTOS: Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting after president Muhammadu Buhari departed UK for an official visit.Osinbajo will be presiding over series of meetings as the president's date of return is unknown.In attendance were Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications; Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ invade Atiku’s campaign office in Katsina, destroy vehicles

‘Thugs’ invade Atiku’s campaign office in Katsina, destroy vehicles

Suspected thugs broke into the Atiku Abubakar's Presidential Campaign office along Dandagoro road, Batagarawa local government area of Katsina state, during the weekend, destroying vehicles parked inside the premises.The suspects reportedly attacked supporters of the former vice-president whom they met in the office.Jacob Dickson, spokesman of Atiku's campaign in the north-west geopolitical zone, said items worth hundreds of millions of naira were [...]

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    ‘Affliction won’t rise a second time’ — reactions to Buhari’s reelection bid

‘Affliction won’t rise a second time’ — reactions to Buhari’s reelection bid

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally declared his intention to seek a second term in office.He made the announcement to the national executive committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday.This is the first time that Buhari will publicly declare his re-election bid, though there have been indications that he would seek another term.While some Nigerians promised to [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Sowore, Shittu trade ‘verbal blows’ on live radio programme

TRENDING VIDEO: Sowore, Shittu trade ‘verbal blows’ on live radio programme

Omoyele Sowore, 2019 presidential hopeful, locked horns with Adebayo Shittu, minister of communication, when they both appeared on a radio programme on Saturday.Both men were guests on a socio-political programme on Fresh FM, Ibadan, Oyo state.Sowore said he is the giant that would kick President Muhammadu Buhari's government out of power in 2019 while Shittu mocked the Sahara Reporters publisher's [...]

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    PHOTOS: The mammoth crowd that thronged PDP Katsina rally — while Buhari was in Daura

PHOTOS: The mammoth crowd that thronged PDP Katsina rally — while Buhari was in Daura

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) north-west rally which held on Saturday in Katsina, President Muhammadu Buhari's state, witnessed an unprecedented turnout.In attendance were four PDP governors, Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state, Darius Ishaku of Taraba, Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom and Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe.Also present at the rally were past governors of Niger state and Jigawa, Babangida Aliyu and Sule Lamido.Interestingly, [...]

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    Delta communities vow to resist ‘excesses’ of oil asset operator

Delta communities vow to resist ‘excesses’ of oil asset operator

A brewing disagreement between Heritage Energy Operational Services (HEOS), operators of the oil mining lease (OML) 30; and its 111 host communities, is threatening production in the nation’s largest oil field.At a press briefing in Ughelli, Delta state, during the weekend, the communities expressed their dissatisfaction with alleged breach of agreements by the company.Leders of the 111 host communities, under the aegis [...]

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    VIDEO: Yahaya Bello on crutches

VIDEO: Yahaya Bello on crutches

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, on Tuesday moved around with the aid of crutches during the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.The meeting took place at the presidential villa, Abuja.The governor was said to have been involved in an accident during the Easter holiday.In the video, Bello could be seen deliberating with his counterparts on [...]

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    There’s no longer anything I can fear… six memorable quotes of Winnie Mandela

There’s no longer anything I can fear… six memorable quotes of Winnie Mandela

Winnie Mandela, ex-wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81.Winnie was actively involved in the anti-apartheid struggle with her ex-husband. Tributes have been pouring for her all over the world.Here are six memorable quotes from the woman they referred to as "Mother of the nation".[...]

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    PHOTOS: Kebbi state governor clears drainage

PHOTOS: Kebbi state governor clears drainage

Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state, recently demonstrated what it means to lead by example.The governor led members of his cabinet to clean up drainages in Birnin- Kebbi, capital of the state.The cleaning up of the environment is part of their effort to tackle malaria.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    A case of name-dropping? Controversial Naomi Campbell says Buhari invited her to Lagos

A case of name-dropping? Controversial Naomi Campbell says Buhari invited her to Lagos

Social media was literally on fire on Friday after photos of Naomi Campbell, British supermodel, and President Muhammadu Buhari went viral.The model, known for flaunting her relationships with presidents, said she was at Eko Atlantic City at the instance of Buhari.This created an argument between the president's supporters and his critics.Weighing in, Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant on new media to [...]

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    PHOTO: Declared wanted by the police, Dino makes condolence visit —  in Abuja

PHOTO: Declared wanted by the police, Dino makes condolence visit — in Abuja

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, on Friday visited the residence of Umar Jibril, lawmaker who represented Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency in the house of representatives.Jibril died after a brief illness on Friday morning.Lawmakers from both chambers of the national assembly have been visiting to the residence of the deceased to commiserate with his family.The police had declared Melaye wanted after announcing that [...]

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    ‘They joined us less than a year ago’ — army commander showers encomium on 11 soldiers killed in Kaduna

‘They joined us less than a year ago’ — army commander showers encomium on 11 soldiers killed in Kaduna

Muhammad Muhammad, general officer commanding (GOC) 1 division of the Nigerian army, has showered encomiums on the 11 soldiers killed in Kaduna state.The officers were killed after suspected bandits invaded their camp in Kompanin Doka village, Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state.The late soldiers were deployed in Birnin Gwari area to check the activities of armed robbers, kidnappers [...]

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