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    Italian court jails middlemen involved in Malabu deal

Italian court jails middlemen involved in Malabu deal

A Milan court has sentenced Emeka Obi, a Nigerian and Gianluca Di Nardo, an Italian, to a four-year jail term for their complicity in a bribery scandal linked to the sale of OPL 245 in 2011.Quoting a legal source, Reuters reported that Obi and Di Nardo were sentenced on Thursday.Both men were said to be closely linked to Dan Etete, [...]

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    Ambode visits Buhari over ‘plot to stop him in 2019’

Ambode visits Buhari over ‘plot to stop him in 2019’

Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, is currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.Dressed in a blue agbada with a matching cap, the governor walked into the presidential villa around 2:45pm.A presidential source said the meeting is about the opposition to the reelection bid of the governor by some influential members in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Mandate [...]

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    Dogara storms PDP headquarters, announces exit from APC

Dogara storms PDP headquarters, announces exit from APC

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, stormed the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja on Thursday.Accompanied by some of his supporters, Dogara announced that he had pulled out of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)."I have decided to come back," Dogara told the jubilant crowd.He also submitted the 2019 expression of interest and nomination [...]

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    Pinnick breaks NFF presidency jinx, returns for second term

Pinnick breaks NFF presidency jinx, returns for second term

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).He is the first president of the NFF to be re-elected.Pinnick recorded a landslide victory, earning 34 votes to Aminu Maigari (eight), Taiwo Ogunjobi (two).Chinedu Okoye had no vote.Seyi Akinwunmi also returned as vice-president of the football federation.He polled 41 votes to defeat Sunday Ajayi who had [...]

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    Jimoh Moshood: Buhari’s directive not to invite Adeleke doesn’t exonerate him

Jimoh Moshood: Buhari’s directive not to invite Adeleke doesn’t exonerate him

Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, says Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, has not been exonerated in spite of President Muhammadu Buhari's directive not to invite him.On Wednesday, the police invited Adeleke to appear at the force headquarters over an alleged malpractice while sitting for the 2017 National Examination Council (NECO) test.But shortly after the invitation, [...]

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    Osun poll: I’ll dance to govt house after winning on Saturday, says Adeleke

Osun poll: I’ll dance to govt house after winning on Saturday, says Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, says he will win the upcoming election and dance to the government house.He said this at an interactive session organised by the Oduduwa youth development initiative in Osogbo, the state capital, on Wednesday.Adeleke said the APC-led government had inflicted hardship on the state, adding that he is [...]

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    Obono-Obla under pressure to resign over ‘fake’ WAEC result

Obono-Obla under pressure to resign over ‘fake’ WAEC result

With the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as minister of finance over certificate forgery, Okoi Obono-Obla, another appointee of President Muhammadu Buahri, is back in the limelight over a similar issue.Obono-Obla, who is the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, is alleged to be in possession of an “invalid” O’level result, according to findings by the house of representatives [...]

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    Here are signs that Osun guber poll could end in run-off

Here are signs that Osun guber poll could end in run-off

In 48 hours, residents of Osun state will head to the polls to elect their next governor. Although 48 political parties fielded candidates, there is no gainsaying that the wrestle for power is between four candidates. The election gets more interesting given the fact that the four gladiators and their running mates are from major election-influencing areas of the state.In [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

‘Many killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Konduga town in Borno state.The town is located along the Bama-Maiduguri road.The incident, which lasted for about two hours, is said to have occurred around 9pm on Wednesday.Wanori, Kaleri and Amarwa villages are the areas in Konduga said to be affected by the attack which left more than 20 houses destroyed.A witness from Wanori, identified [...]

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    My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

Yahaya Kwande, a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is loyal to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Kwande, a former Nigerian ambassador to Switzerland, said this on Wednesday when he attended a rally organised for the former vice-president in Jos, Plateau state.Abubakar visited the state to solicit the support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates for his [...]

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