Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mansur Ibrahim

    VIDEO: Protest in Osogbo over Tinubu’s ‘Osun doesn’t have my kind of money’ comment

VIDEO: Protest in Osogbo over Tinubu’s ‘Osun doesn’t have my kind of money’ comment

Osogbo residents on Monday protested a comment attributed to Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Tinubu had said "Osun doesn’t have my kind of money" over insinuations that he needs access to the state's treasury, hence his support of Gboyega Oyetola as governorship candidate.The Osun governorship election will take place on September 22 and Oyetola is the flagbearer [...]

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    Kwankwaso’s supporters under attack for posting doctored video of Shekarau’s defection to APC

Kwankwaso’s supporters under attack for posting doctored video of Shekarau’s defection to APC

Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Kano state, concluded his defection process from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday.The two-term governor of Kano hosted Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, and Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, at his residence.Hours after he defected to the APC, a video went viral showing a crowd [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Nigeria will export marijuana if I become president, says Sowore

TRENDING VIDEO: Nigeria will export marijuana if I become president, says Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, says Nigeria will export marijuana if he gets elected as president of the country.The presidential aspirant for the 2019 election said this while speaking at an event organised by Centre for Social Justice on Wednesday.He said people are making billions from the plant while Nigeria is lagging behind."We have to start taking care of [...]

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    Reno Omokri speaks on restructuring at TEDx Ibadan

Reno Omokri speaks on restructuring at TEDx Ibadan

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, delivered a TEDx talk at Apata, Ibadan, Oyo state, on Saturday.The bestselling author spoke on the contentious issue of restructuring.Here is his presentation.[...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari arrives Beijing for China-Africa summit

PHOTOS: Buhari arrives Beijing for China-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Beijing for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.The summit, which will be attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other African leaders, is scheduled to hold from September 3 to 4.Nine ministers and four state governors are among the top government officials on the president’s entourage.Buhari’s first engagement in Beijing will be an interactive [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari off to China with wife, daughter

PHOTOS: Buhari off to China with wife, daughter

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Halima, one of his daughters, accompanied him on his trip to China.Also in the delegation were nine governors, four senators and some presidential aides.While in China, Buhari is expected to attend the 7th summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled to hold from September 3 to September 4 in Beijing.Here are some pictures.[...]

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    PHOTOS: Samsung launches Galaxy Note9, ‘the game changer’

PHOTOS: Samsung launches Galaxy Note9, ‘the game changer’

Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited (SEWA) has launched the anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note9, termed the "the game changer" in Nigeria. [...]

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    VIDEO: Police parade 57 ‘homosexuals’ arrested in Lagos

VIDEO: Police parade 57 ‘homosexuals’ arrested in Lagos

The Lagos police command have paraded 57 persons suspected to be involved in homosexual activities in the Egbeda area of the state.Edgal Imohimi, Lagos commissioner of police, confirmed the arrest to reporters during a news conference.He said the suspects were picked up on Sunday at 2am while they were performing "gay-initiation" for newly recruited members.Below is a video of the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Akwa Ibom governor declares for second term

PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Akwa Ibom governor declares for second term

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, has declared his interest in seeking another term in office.The governor, who has been at loggerhead with his predecessor, Godswill Akpabio, made his intention known on Friday in Uyo.Governors and top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attended the declaration.Below are pictures:[...]

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    PHOTOS: Lagos residents in last-minute rush for Sallah rams

PHOTOS: Lagos residents in last-minute rush for Sallah rams

Every year, Muslim faithful troop to the markets to buy rams to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.It's one of the festivals celebrated by Muslims all over the world.When TheCable visited two major markets in Lagos - Ijora Olopka and Wasai Orile ram market - traders were seen making brisk business.Some of the buyers lamented the hike in price of rams compared to 2017 [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ajimobi told Ayefele ‘I’m happy I didn’t demolish your building’ (video)

FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ajimobi told Ayefele ‘I’m happy I didn’t demolish your building’ (video)

The Oyo government says Music House, owned by Yinka Ayefele, was demolished because it contravened the physical planning laws of the state.Music House, brought down on Sunday, was said to be structurally defective, capable of causing danger, and a nuisance to the public.But in 2016, Ajimobi Abiola, Oyo governor, visited Fresh FM and had nothing but praises for Music House.At [...]

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    World leaders pay tribute to Kofi Annan — ‘reformer of the UN’

World leaders pay tribute to Kofi Annan — ‘reformer of the UN’

Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, has passed away at age of 80.Annan, the seventh secretary-general of the UN, died on Saturday after a brief illness.World leaders such as Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and notable persons have been paying tribute to the Nobel peace laureate.Ghanian president, Nana Akufo-Addo, described Annan as one of the country's "greatest compatriots".https://twitter.com/NAkufoAddo/status/1030771189726228487Below are [...]

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    Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri wins Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri has won the men's singles final of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Nigeria's table tennis superstar defeated Frenchman Hachard Antoine after six tightly contested sets.He's the first Nigerian to win the tournament in its fifth year.The world number 18 qualified for the final after defeating Thailand’s Wisutmaythangkoon Supanut 11-9, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8 in the semi-final. [...]

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    Quadri through to final of Nigeria Open

Quadri through to final of Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri has qualified for the final in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The world number 18 defeated Thailand's Wisutmaythangkoon Supanut in straight sets, 11-9, 14-12, 11-9, 11-8.Aruna will face Hachard Antoine of France who defeated Rumgay Gavin of Scotland.The Men's single final is slated for 4:30pm.All other Nigerians who started the tournament have crashed out, leaving Quadri as the only one flying the [...]

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    Nigeria Open: China win gold in U-21 men, women’s final

Nigeria Open: China win gold in U-21 men, women’s final

Chinese representatives are leading the gold-hail at the 2018 Nigerian Open.Guo Yan and Wang Shaobo on Saturday won gold in theU21 men and women's singles finals.Shaobo defeated India's Bhanja Ronit in three straight sets, Yan defeated her Chinese counterpart, Fan Siqi, after a four-set thriller.China have now won two medals at the ongoing tournament while India has one.Nigeria, the host [...]

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    Quadri, Toriola scale through to second round of Nigeria Open

Quadri, Toriola scale through to second round of Nigeria Open

Aruna Quadri and Segun Toriola have qualified for the second round of the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.Quadri, who is ranked 18 in the world, defeated Italian, Amato Antonino, in straight sets.The Nigerian did not break a sweat as he won in all four sets.Meanwhile, Toriola defeated China's Wang Xinyang in a five-set thriller.Aruna crashed out of the Nigeria Open in 2017 as [...]

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