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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Nigerian Government allegedly buried 1,000 dead soldiers secretly

Military authorities secretly buried more than 1,000 soldiers, who were killed in the battle with insurgents, in a bid create the impression that the counter-insurgency had been won, The Wall Street Journal, has reported. The newspaper reported that military sources said the number of soldiers buried in that manner could be higher than 1,000. But the Defence Headquarters has dismissed…

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Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari’s First Four Years in Four Charts

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in for a second and final four-year term on Wednesday after being re-elected in February on pledges of reviving economic growth in Africa’s most populous nation. These charts show some of the economic progress and challenges that marked Buhari’s first term in office: Inflation has been above the central bank’s target of 6%…

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