Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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    Jonathan will beat Buhari silly, says Fayose

Jonathan will beat Buhari silly, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, believes that Goodluck Jonathan, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would beat Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate “silly” at Saturday;s election.In a statement by Idowu Adelusi, Fayose’s chief press secretary, the governor said APC would fail woefully in its bid to clinch presidency.“The reason APC will fail woefully [...]

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    Tunisian PM fires six security chiefs after ISIS attack

Tunisian PM fires six security chiefs after ISIS attack

Following the attack on Tunisian Bardo Museum last week, Tunisia prime minister, Habib Essid, has sacked six police commanders over several security lapses.According to Reuters, Mofdi Mssedi, the minister’s spokesman, who made the revelation, said the six sacked officers include intelligence brigade chief, the Tunis district police chief, the traffic police commander, a Bardo security chief and a commander for [...]

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    Troops discover Boko Haram victims’ mass grave

Troops discover Boko Haram victims’ mass grave

Nigerien and Chadian troops have discovered a mass grave of Boko Haram victims outside the northern Nigerian town of Damasak, which was liberated from the Islamist group Boko Haram over the weekend.According to Reuters who spoke to a Niger military source, investigations were underway to establish the number of bodies while the wait continues for the arrival of Nigerian authorities [...]

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    CNNMoney rates Nigeria ’worst performer in Africa’

CNNMoney rates Nigeria ’worst performer in Africa’

Less than two months after CNNMoney estimated Nigeria as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, the same has declared the country as the worst performing economy in Africa.According to the business analysis programme, the country is facing harsh economic realities and a rapid depletion of its reserves.“Nigeria's currency is trading at a record low against the United States (US) dollar,” [...]

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    137 dead in Yemeni multiple mosque attacks

137 dead in Yemeni multiple mosque attacks

Multiple bomb attacks in mosques at Sanaa, Yemen, have left not less than 137 people dead with about 345 others injured, Shiite rebel-owned television (TV) reports.According to Al-Masirah TV, triple suicide bomb attacks hit Badr and al-Hashoosh mosques during midday prayers on Friday, traditionally the most crowded time of the week.It added that hospitals were urging citizens to donate bloodAccording [...]

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    Gloomy 59th anniversary in Tunisia, as ISIS claims attack

Gloomy 59th anniversary in Tunisia, as ISIS claims attack

In place of the celebration of its 59th Independence Day anniversary, Tunisia is faced with mourning and gloom, as Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed the deadly attack on Bardo museum in Tunisia, which left 17 tourists and two Tunisians dead.In an audio message released by ISIS, tagged Knights of Islamic state, the sect praised the “heroics” of two attackers armed [...]

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    Jega: There are still security concerns over polls

Jega: There are still security concerns over polls

Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there are still a few security concerns hovering over the 2015 general election.Jega, who refused to speak to the press after meeting the president and service chiefs on Tuesday, finally spoke at a situation room dialogue session at Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja on Wednesday, where he revealed the [...]

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    Wali: Jonathan won’t apologise for Morocco row

Wali: Jonathan won’t apologise for Morocco row

Aminu Wali, the minister for foreign affairs, has exonerated President Goodluck Jonathan from the phony phone call row between Nigeria and Morocco, saying the president had nothing to do with it and therefore owes Nigerians no apology.While fielding questions from newsmen after a meeting with the president and the security council in Abuja on Monday, the minister admitted that there [...]

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    Israel prime minister, Netanyahu, wins 4th term

Israel prime minister, Netanyahu, wins 4th term

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, on Wednesday won his fourth term in office as his party, Likud party claimed victory at the just-concluded poll.According to Jerusalem post, with 95 percent of votes counted, the president's Likud party has emerged as winner of the keenly-contested poll.“With nearly 95 percent of precincts reporting before dawn on Wednesday, the Likud has emerged as the [...]

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    iRep screens documentary on Badagry at international festival

iRep screens documentary on Badagry at international festival

A documentary film titled Badagry: A Journey Back in Time has been shortlisted for screening at the fifth edition of the iRepresent international documentary film festival in Lagos.According to a statement released by Pelu Awofeso, managing editor of Waka-about, the documentary is scheduled to screen at the freedom park museum, Victoria Island and at the Goethe Institute, city hall, Lagos [...]

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    Jakande: Cancellation of metro line a disservice to Nigerians

Jakande: Cancellation of metro line a disservice to Nigerians

Lateef Jakande, the first civilian governor of Lagos state, says the cancellation of metro line is a disservice to the Nigerian people.The father of many firsts, as he is fondly called, made this known while responding to questions from newsmen at the launch of a book, Jakande: Leadership is Action, written in his honour.Jakande was asked if Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressive [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: ICC to ‘consider’ APC’s petition against Jonathan’s wife over call for stoning

EXCLUSIVE: ICC to ‘consider’ APC’s petition against Jonathan’s wife over call for stoning

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday confirmed receiving correspondence from the All Progressives Congress (APC), against Patience Jonathan, the Nigerian first lady.TheCable had written to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) seeking clarification on reports that the court had formally received a petition against the first lady from APC.The response was that communication was received from APC and the petition [...]

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    Litany of complaints dog JAMB’s full-fledged CBT

Litany of complaints dog JAMB’s full-fledged CBT

For the first time on Monday, March 9, 2015, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) held the total Computer-Based Test (CBT), with an estimated 1.4 million candidates expected to partake in the 10-day exercise.When JAMB announced that it was phasing out the paper pencil test (PPT), which had been the norm for 37 years, many doubted its ability to handle the [...]

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    Now you can lose your penis – and have it back!

Now you can lose your penis – and have it back!

Year 2014 would be remembered for many things, one of which would be the year that the world had its first successful penis transplant.According to BBC, a surgical team in South Africa has recorded the first successful penis transplant in a bid to meet up with the penile needs of many South African youths.The 21-year-old recipient, whose identify is being [...]

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    Carson, Clinton ‘favoured’ for 2016 US presidency

Carson, Clinton ‘favoured’ for 2016 US presidency

Hilary Clinton, wife of former United States (US) president Bill Clinton and Ben Carson, the first neurosurgeon to separate Siamese twins at the head, are the most favoured for the 2016 US presidential race, according to a poll conducted by Gallup.The poll rates Hilary Clinton as the most popular of all the 16 candidates considered, with 89 percent of Americans familiar [...]

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    Saraki ‘unaware of Jonathan’s dirty love triangle’

Saraki ‘unaware of Jonathan’s dirty love triangle’

Bukola Saraki, a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria and a top member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied having anything to do with a damaging documentary concerning President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, Patience, and Diezani Alison-Madueke, the minister of petroleum resources.In a statement released by the former governor of Kwara state, through his media aide, Bamikole [...]

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