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Lyon: The man who saw the ‘Promise Land’

Governor-elect, Chief David Lyon’s hope of becoming the fifth elected governor of Bayelsa State, on Friday, 14 February 2020, has been dashed just hours to his historic inauguration. The Supreme Court on Thursday voided his election and that of his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo. Political ‘rookie’ Lyon, whose emergence proved many bookmakers wrong at the November 16 poll was left…

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US kills Iran general Qassem Suleimani in strike ordered by Trump

Tehran vows revenge after drone in Iraq used to assassinate top military leader

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Vladimir Putin ‘still uses obsolete Windows XP’ despite hacking risk

Official photos seem to show president using unsupported OS at Kremlin and residence

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Thursday briefing: Donald Trump impeached

President becomes only third to face Senate trial on what Pelosi calls ‘a sad day’ … Thornberry to run for Labour leadership … Fur flies with terrible reviews for Cats film

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PDP extols Wike’s virtues

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Nyesom Wike of Rivers as an exceptional leader, with extraordinary commitment and sacrifice towards the national stability and well-being of Nigerians. PDP said this in a goodwill message issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja to congratulate Wike on his birthday. “Wike is a fearless leader, whose…

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Victorious Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit divide

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Britons on Friday to put years of bitter divisions over the country’s EU membership behind them as he vowed to use his resounding election victory to finally deliver Brexit next month. Johnson’s ruling Conservatives won their best result for three decades on Thursday night after promising to get Britain out of the European Union…

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After my third husband died, they strapped a suicide bomb to me

Source: BBC Falmata was just 13 years old when the militant Islamist group Boko Haram arrived in her village in northeastern Nigeria. Gunshots rang out in the early morning air as the insurgents rampaged, killing many of her neighbours. “When we saw them we started running, they chased and caught us,” she says. The fighters kidnapped Falmata and other girls from the village….

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FULL LIST: Buhari inaugurates new cabinet, retains petroleum minister position

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday swore in the 43 appointed ministers at the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari who announced the portfolio of each minister shortly after they were sworn in, urged them to direct all memos to his Chief of Staff Abba Kyari. The president retained the portfolio of Minister of Petroleum Resources, while Timipre Sylva…

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FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life

Federation of International Football Association Friday said it has banned former Nigerian coach Samson Siasia for life on “all football-related activities” over allegations of match fixing. FIFA also said Siasia, 51-year-old, has been fined CHF 50,000 ($51,051.66). FIFA said in a statement that the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that…

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Transfer news: Done deals in transfer window in August

The Premier League and Championship’s transfer window closed at 17:00 BST on Thursday – the day before the start of the new top-flight season. But the summer transfer window still has longer to run elsewhere – Scottish clubs, England’s Leagues One and Two and Europe’s top leagues all have a Monday, 2 September deadline. Below you can track all the…

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