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Edo poll: New dawn, end of ‘godfatherism’ in Nigeria politics – Atiku

2 min read Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Gov. Godwin Obaseki on his reelection, describing his victory in at the Edo governorship election as the end of ‘godfatherism’ in Nigeria politics. Abubakar in a statement he issued in Abuja on Sunday said that the election marked a new dawn in Edo. “There is a new wind of democratic change now blowing…

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Edo poll: Buhari congratulates Obaseki

< 1 min read President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for his victory at Saturday’s election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo State. null President Buhari, while commending the election process which led to Obaseki’s victory, urged the returning Governor to show grace and humility. “My commitment to free and fair elections is firm, because without free and fair…

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Edo results: INEC declares Obaseki winner of Edo governorship election

< 1 min read Godwin Obaseki of People’s Democratic Party has been declared the winner of the Edo State governorship election held on Saturday. Obaseki polled a total of 307, 955 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu-Iyamu who got 223, 619 votes, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The PDP candidate won with a difference of 84,336 over APC’s Ize-Iyamu….

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Fire guts INEC office in Ondo, destroys smart card readers

< 1 min read Barely a month to the Ondo governorship election, the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Akure, Ondo state has been gutted by fire It was gathered that the inferno which gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers, started at 7.30 pm However, the cause of the inferno was unknown as of the time of filing this…

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Trump revels in nomination for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

2 min read US President Donald Trump revelled Wednesday in his nomination by a right-wing Norwegian politician for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. “Thank you!” he said in one of a flurry of tweets and retweets celebrating the nomination, which cited Trump’s role in brokering an agreement to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Norwegian member of parliament Christian Tybring-Gjedde…

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Liberia’s Taylor denied coronavirus jail move

< 1 min read Judges have rejected a bid by Liberian ex-president and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor to be moved from a British jail, where he claimed he risks dying from coronavirus. Taylor is serving a 50-year sentence at Frankland prison near Durham in northeastern England after being convicted in 2012 by a court in The Hague of fuelling civil conflict in Sierra…

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Niger exports fuel to Nigeria as Egypt, Algeria build 13 refineries

5 min read Neighbouring Niger Republic, which started commercial oil production in 2011, now exports petroleum products to Nigeria, as Egypt and Algeria lead African operations with 13 refineries. Both countries (Egypt and Algeria) have combined capacity of 1.4 million barrels per day. For decades, Nigeria’s three major refineries have been grounded to near-zero capacity utilisation with all of its refined fuel imported…

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Lupita Nyong’O Mourns Chadwick Boseman With Emotional Tribute

3 min read Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’O has joined millions across the world to mourn the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman. Lupita who worked with Chadwick in Black Panther, playing King T’Challa’s love interest Nakia, mourned her co-star on Tuesday. She shared a photo of her and Chadwick on Instagram saying she is still trying to come to terms with his death. According…

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What I told Trump about Christian massacre allegation – Buhari

2 min read President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday stunned guests when he revealed what transpired between him and President Donald Trump over the American leader’s allegation that the Nigerian government was supervising the killing of Christians under his administration. President Buhari said he, during the visit in 2018, defended himself telling the American President that the problem between cattle herders and farmers was a…

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Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

< 1 min read Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said. The industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which represents some 40 percent of doctors, is the latest in a string of stoppages by medics to hit Africa’s most populous nation as it…

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