Saturday, September 22, 2018

Mansur Ibrahim

    TRENDING VIDEO: Obasanjo inspects ‘military parade’ on pulpit

TRENDING VIDEO: Obasanjo inspects ‘military parade’ on pulpit

A video of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo leading children who held a parade at a church service has surfaced online.The elder statesman, dressed in a white cassock and purple belt, also sang and marched to the rhyme “I remember when I was a soldier”.Obasanjo observed the children who conducted the parade for a while before facing the congregation.The ex-president rose to [...]

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    VIDEO: Benue lawmakers scale fence after police blockade

VIDEO: Benue lawmakers scale fence after police blockade

A video of lawmakers in the Benue state house of assembly scaling the fence surrounding the complex has surfaced online.The lawmakers used the fence after police officers barricaded the gate, denying them access to plenary.Terkimbi Ikyange, impeached speaker of the house, and Titus Ubah, his successor, were at the premises, both laying claim to the post of speaker.Supporters of both [...]

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    ‘A fine gentleman and goalie’ — tributes pour in for Carl Ikeme as he retires from football

‘A fine gentleman and goalie’ — tributes pour in for Carl Ikeme as he retires from football

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on Friday announced his retirement from football.Following his announcement, tributes have been pouring in for the former Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper, particularly from footballers lovers across the world and his teammates.Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, and he recently announced that he was in remission.Jeff Shi, Wolves executive chairman, described Ikeme as a brother [...]

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    ‘Dino has released Melaye’, ‘A Wale Adenuga production’ — reactions to return of Kogi senator from ‘wilderness’

‘Dino has released Melaye’, ‘A Wale Adenuga production’ — reactions to return of Kogi senator from ‘wilderness’

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he regained his freedom after spending 11 hours in the “wilderness”.The senator was allegedly abducted in Abuja on Thursday.Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, had raised the alarm on "Melaye's kidnap" but the police said it could not confirm.However on Friday, Melaye tweeted that he had regained freedom, thanking Nigerians for their prayers.Below [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Ambode meet maritime stakeholders in Apapa

PHOTOS: Osinbajo, Ambode meet maritime stakeholders in Apapa

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, on Thursday met with maritime unions and stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the longing gridlock on Apapa-Oshodi expressway.Osinbajo had ordered the evacuation of trucks from the Apapa expressway.The vice-president inspected the state of the road after meeting with stakeholders and maritime unions in order to find a lasting solution to [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment Ortom resigned from APC

VIDEO: The moment Ortom resigned from APC

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday.The governor announced his defection at a meeting with local government chairmen and councillors at government house, Makurdi.Below is a video:Video credit: Channels Television [...]

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    FULL LIST: APC senators who defected to PDP

FULL LIST: APC senators who defected to PDP

Fourteen senators from the All Progressives Congress (APC) defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday.The notice of defection was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki.The senators said they took their decision after “due consultation”.Below is the full list of the new PDP senatorsNumber Name State 1 Dino Melaye Kogi2 Rabiu Kwankwaso Kano3 Lanre Tejuoso Ogun4 Shaaba Lafiagi Kwara5 Rafiu Ibrahim Kwara6 Barnabas Gemade Benue7 Abdulazeez Nyako Adamawa8 Monsurat Sunmonu Oyo9 Usman Nafada Gombe10 Suleiman Hunkuyi Kaduna11 Ibrahim Danbaba Sokoto12 Ubale Shittu Jigawa13 Isah [...]

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    PHOTOS: Saraki steps into father’s shoes, becomes new Wazirin Ilorin

PHOTOS: Saraki steps into father’s shoes, becomes new Wazirin Ilorin

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has been conferred with the title of Wazirin Ilorin.The title was given to the number three citizen by the emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, at his palace.According to the senate president, the position was last held by his late father, Abubakar Olusola Saraki.Below are photos from the ceremony.[...]

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    Davido congratulates uncle for winning Osun PDP governorship ticket

Davido congratulates uncle for winning Osun PDP governorship ticket

David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has congratulated his uncle, Ademola Adeleke for clinching the Osun governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The senator representing Osun west, defeated his closest challenger, Akin Ogunbiyi, to emerge the flagbearer of the PDP in the September 22 governorship election.Davido congratulated him in a tweet shortly after the final results were declared in [...]

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    TRENDING: Nigerian banks ‘troll’ one another in Twitter #BankWars

TRENDING: Nigerian banks ‘troll’ one another in Twitter #BankWars

Nigerian banks are in the middle of Twitter war, and it's not about their activities and services.A few top banks have been entertaining Nigerians all weekend with swinging jibes on the social media platform.On Friday, Sterling Bank Plc tweeted a photo in which it tacitly carpeted a few prominent banks without mentioning their names.The clever tweet generated a lot of reactions [...]

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    VIDEO: Mammoth crowd attend Atiku’s presidential declaration in Adamawa

VIDEO: Mammoth crowd attend Atiku’s presidential declaration in Adamawa

Thousands thronged Ribadu Square, Yola, Adamawa state, on Saturday as a grand reception was held in honour of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president.The reception, which saw Atiku make his 2019 presidential declaration, was hosted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa and the north-east.Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, Uche Secondus, PDP chairman, were some of the dignitaries present [...]

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    VIDEO: Apples, grapes — nine fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides

VIDEO: Apples, grapes — nine fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides

Apples, strawberry and grapes are among the fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides. [...]

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    Two killed as train collides with commercial bus in Lagos

Two killed as train collides with commercial bus in Lagos

At least two persons were killed after a commercial bus collided with a train in Lagos on Friday.The tragic incident occurred at Odejobi junction on the Old Abeokuta road.The passenger train collided with a parked commercial bus, forcing three hanging passengers to fall off the moving train at crossing at Pen Cinema, Iju Road.According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency [...]

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    PHOTOS: Bike riders celebrate Fayemi’s victory

PHOTOS: Bike riders celebrate Fayemi’s victory

Supporters of Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of Ekiti state, on Sunday rode motorcycles on the streets of Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, to celebrate his victory.Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The APC candidate polled 197,459 votes while his closest rival had 178,121 votes, a margin of 19,338.Below are [...]

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    No officer slapped Fayose, says police spokesman in Ekiti

No officer slapped Fayose, says police spokesman in Ekiti

The Ekiti state police command says no policeman slapped Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.Fayose had said security operatives invaded the governor’s office on Wednesday and later assaulted him.But speaking with TheCable on Friday, Caleb Ikechukwu, police spokesman in Ekiti, said the police respect the office of the governor and no policeman could have slapped him.“No policeman can and will [...]

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    PHOTOS: INEC moves election materials from CBN to Ekiti LGAs

PHOTOS: INEC moves election materials from CBN to Ekiti LGAs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday distributed sensitive materials to all 16 local government areas in Ekiti state ahead of the governorship election.The  materials were moved from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) branch in Ado Ekiti under supervision by security personnel.The governorship election is slated for Saturday.Below are photos from the distribution.[...]

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September 21, 2018USDGBPEUR
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