Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mansur Ibrahim

    PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu watches as  Ambode hugs Fashola at APC convention

PHOTOS: Sanwo-Olu watches as Ambode hugs Fashola at APC convention

It was a sight to behold as Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode,  the incumbent governor, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, sat side by side at the ruling party's national convention in Abuja.Ambode and Sanwo-Olu walked into the Eagle Square, venue of the convention, together.Both men weren't on the same page in [...]

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    VIDEO: Melaye confronts policemen at INEC head office

VIDEO: Melaye confronts policemen at INEC head office

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west, put up "a show of bravery" during the protest staged by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Abuja on Friday.Led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, PDP chieftains stormed INEC office over the Osun state governorship election.Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was [...]

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    VIDEO: Ambode congratulates Sanwo-Olu

VIDEO: Ambode congratulates Sanwo-Olu

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has accepted his loss of the gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), congratulating Babajide Sanwo-Olu, winner of the exercise.Sanwo-Olu polled 970,851 votes ahead of the governor who secured 72,901 votes.Watch his acceptance speech below.[...]

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    VIDEO: How violence erupted at Kwara PDP primary

VIDEO: How violence erupted at Kwara PDP primary

The governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ended on a rancorous note on Sunday.The exercise which held at the Banquet Hall, opposite the Kwara government house in Ilorin, the state capital, went on peacefully until supporters of the two leading aspirants alleged that there were plots to rig the election.Although, delegates from two local government areas had [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari visits injured air force pilots

PHOTOS: Buhari visits injured air force pilots

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday visited the two air force pilots that survived a jet crash on Friday.The jets had crashed in Katampe, a community near Abuja. Two pilots survived the crash while the third pilot died at the hospital.Buhari visited the pilots at the Defense Intelligence Hospital in Abuja. He also commiserated with them on the loss of their colleague, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ambode’s supporters hit the street on eve of APC primary

PHOTOS: Ambode’s supporters hit the street on eve of APC primary

Supporters of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, embarked on a peaceful march on Sunday to reaffirm their commitment to the second term bid of the governor.They insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) must ensure a level-playing field for all aspirants in the governorship primary scheduled for Monday.The governor's supporters marched from Maryland to Freedom Park in Ojota.Below are [...]

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    FULL LIST: Ajimobi to head 21-member APC national convention committee

FULL LIST: Ajimobi to head 21-member APC national convention committee

Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor, has been appointed chairman of the 21-member All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention committee.The committee was inaugurated on Saturday by Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC.Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, was appointed vice-chairman while Hadiza Usman is the secretary.The national convention of the APC will take place on October 6.Here is the full list [...]

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    PHOTOS: Workers stranded as NLC shuts Lagos secretariat

PHOTOS: Workers stranded as NLC shuts Lagos secretariat

Many workers were stranded on Thursday as officials of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) shut down the Alausa secretariat in Lagos.After sealing the main gate of the complex, the union members moved into the complex to ensure that offices were under lock and key.Appeals of some workers to be allowed to pick things from their offices fell on deaf ears.Ayuba Wabba, [...]

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    VIDEO: How D’Tigress defeated Greece in historic World Cup game

VIDEO: How D’Tigress defeated Greece in historic World Cup game

Nigeria’s D’Tigress have defeated Greece in the ongoing 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain.D’Tigress won 57-56 to progress to the quarter-final.The Nigerian team is the first from Africa to win three straight World Cup games.Watch the highlights below.The team will face the US on Friday. [...]

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    WATCH: The moment Joshua knocked out Povetkin

WATCH: The moment Joshua knocked out Povetkin

Anthony Joshua on Saturday defeated Alexander Povetkin to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles.Joshua knocked out the Russian in the seventh round at the Wembley Stadium, London.The Nigerian-born boxer handed Povetkin his first knock out defeat in his professional boxing career.Here's the moment it happened.https://twitter.com/937RhythmFm/status/1043625252457259009 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Security beefed up at Osun INEC office

PHOTOS: Security beefed up at Osun INEC office

Security has been beefed up at the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, ahead of Saturday's governorship election.Personnel of The Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were among those on ground when TheCable visited office of the commission on Thursday afternoon.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    ‘Just another MMM’, ‘Government of fake promises’ — anger over suspension of Nigeria Air

‘Just another MMM’, ‘Government of fake promises’ — anger over suspension of Nigeria Air

On Wednesday, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, announced that the federal government had directed indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air, the national carrier project.Sirika had unveiled the name and logo of the carrier at an airshow in London, in July.He had added that government was in talks with aircraft providers ahead of the take-off of the project.“We’ve been talking to [...]

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    Independence celebrations: Turkish Nizamiye hospital offers discount on checkup

Independence celebrations: Turkish Nizamiye hospital offers discount on checkup

 The Turkish Nizamiye Hospital, Abuja is offering a 40% discount on medical checkup in commemoration of Nigeria’s 58th anniversary celebrations.Mohammed Abubakar, public relations officer of the hospital, disclosed this in a statement.Abubakar said the gesture is a demonstration of a firm resolve to continue to provide quality healthcare services in Nigeria.“In commemoration of the 58th independence anniversary celebration of [...]

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    Federal high court judges asked to conclude pre-election cases by October

Federal high court judges asked to conclude pre-election cases by October

Adamu Abdu- Kafarati, chief judge of the federal high court, has directed that all political cases that are pending before the judges in courts across the country be concluded before the end of October 2018.He gave the directive at a special court session to mark the commencement of the 2018/2019 legal year.He said he has issued a circular that interim [...]

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    PHOTOS: Tight security as Ekiti tribunal commences sitting

PHOTOS: Tight security as Ekiti tribunal commences sitting

There is heavy security presence at the Ekiti state high court, Ado-Ekiti, venue of the Ekiti state election tribunal.There are reports that their presence is connected with alleged plans to invade the venue of the sittings.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    WATCH: Ibrahimovic’s 500th career goal is a stunner

WATCH: Ibrahimovic’s 500th career goal is a stunner

Zlatan Ibrahimović has scored a stunner to mark his 500th career goal.The LA Galaxy forward scored the incredible goal against Toronto FC in an eight-goal thriller which his club lost.The former Manchester United striker joined LA Galaxy in March.Watch the beauty of a goal below.https://twitter.com/SInow/status/1041121384729067520https://twitter.com/MLS/status/1041122146486046726 [...]

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