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    On EU’s report on the presidential election

On EU’s report on the presidential election

The European Union Election Observation Mission, in its final report which was publicly released on the 15th of June, says the 2019 elections won by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress weren’t transparent and were marred with violence, intimidation and voter harassment. The observers concluded that this damaged the integrity of the 2019 election.These strong statements from the EU [...]

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    Your days are numbered, Buhari tells bandits, kidnappers

Your days are numbered, Buhari tells bandits, kidnappers

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the era of insecurity in the country characterised by banditry, kidnappings and insurgency would soon be over.Buhari spoke on Saturday while delivering his address at the fourth convocation of the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina state.The president, represented by Hafiz Abubakar, former deputy governor of Kano state, said the days of bandits, kidnappers and insurgents [...]

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    EU observers: 2019 elections recorded significant improvement

EU observers: 2019 elections recorded significant improvement

The European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria says in 2019, the country made significant improvements from previous elections it held.Marie Arena, chief observer and leader of the mission, said this on Saturday in Abuja while presenting the mission's final report on the general election.Reacting to questions from journalists, Arena said the current administration has implemented many of the recommendations the [...]

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    Having sex today? Here are the STDs you and 1m people may get in 24 hours — according to WHO

Having sex today? Here are the STDs you and 1m people may get in 24 hours — according to WHO

Within the next 24 hours, over one million people will contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics have revealed. The latest figures released by WHO reveals that more than one million people get one form of sexually transmitted infections or the other every day.The UN health agency also revealed that every year, there are an estimated 357 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Inside the ‘abandoned’ stadium named after Abiola

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘abandoned’ stadium named after Abiola

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari named the Abuja national stadium after MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.Although this has been widely commended, the state of the stadium has left sour taste in the mouth.The 60,000 capacity stadium is now turning to a shadow of itself, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering virtually every spot.The stadium, [...]

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    EXTRA: I don’t trust politicians, says Wike

EXTRA: I don’t trust politicians, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says politicians are a group of people "you must watch very carefully."Wike spoke when he received a delegation of Anglican bishops who paid him a solidarity visit.The governor said he is not carried away by congratulatory messages and would not let his guard down."I am not carried away by all the congratulatory and goodwill [...]

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    The future of Nigeria is bleak, says Ohanaeze

The future of Nigeria is bleak, says Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, says there is no future for Nigeria except the country is restructured.Nnia Nwodo, president general of the organisation, said this in a statement issued on his behalf by Emeka Attamah, his special adviser on media.Nwodo warned Nigerians to be wary of another civil war, saying “the country is only heading for implosion as long [...]

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    Goje, Orji Kalu, Shekarau — ex-govs elected as senators while facing corruption trials

Goje, Orji Kalu, Shekarau — ex-govs elected as senators while facing corruption trials

At least seven of the senators who were inaugurated on Tuesday are standing trial for corruption. Five of them are former governors. Although members of the national assembly had once pushed for immunity against prosecution of lawmakers, the legislative houses power and privileges act only shield them from litigation in respect of word spoken or written at plenary. In 2018, Joshua [...]

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    ‘Doctors kidnapped’, policemen shot as gunmen hijack ambulance in Ondo

‘Doctors kidnapped’, policemen shot as gunmen hijack ambulance in Ondo

An ambulance conveying medical equipment was attacked at the boundary between Ondo and Edo states on Friday.TheCable gathered that some medical officials were inside the ambulance, a white Toyota Hiace bus, when it was attacked.A source said the ambulance was conveying drugs used in treating lassa fever patients to an undisclosed location, when the attackers struck."The team was traveling in [...]

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    Meet Ujiri, Nigerian-born basketball manager who led Raptors to historic win

Meet Ujiri, Nigerian-born basketball manager who led Raptors to historic win

Masai Ujiri, Nigerian-born professional basketball general manager, became the centre of attraction across the internet for leading the Toronto Raptors to a historic National Basketball Association (NBA) championship in as many years.Raptors, a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, emerged champions on Thursday after beating Golden State Warriors, the defending champions, in the best of seven NBA finals under [...]

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