Okei-Odumakin lauds FG for approving June 12 Democracy Day

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin The Centre for Change Initiative on Saturday lauded the presidency and the senate for approving June 12 as Democracy Day. The President of the organisation, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. She described the approval as a welcome development and a signal of hope for Nigeria’s democracy. On May 16, the senate approved June 12 as Democracy Day. President Muhammadu Buhari had on June 12 last year, immortalised and directed that Nigeria’s Democracy Day, hitherto, marked…

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Aviation minister inaugurates Ibadan Airport terminal building

Nigeria’s Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Saturday inaugurated the rehabilitated multi million naira Ibadan Airport building. Sirika said at the inauguration that the airport was vital to the socio economic activities of the South West Zone, adding that the Federal Government was aware of its critical importance. ”This city of Ibadan is indeed a pillar city in West Africa, just like Kano and the importance of Ibadan as a city, its environs and the rich history, culture, tradition,…

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Texas: Music, kids in the mud at Rio Grande

Texas, US: As children play in the water, a musician waves across the Rio Grande during the Voices From Both Sides festival in Lajitas. The event, which is held on the banks of the river that forms an international boundary, celebrates the cross-border US-Mexico community. Photograph: Jessica Lutz/Reuters  

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Elizabeth: Hope for a South Sudanese refugee

Elizabeth, a refugee from South Sudan, inside a transition camp in Aru in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photograph: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images  

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Man. City 6-0 Watford: Sterling scores hat-trick as Man. City win FA Cup to clinch domestic treble

Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling (3R) celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s fifth goal during the English FA Cup final football match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 18, 2019.  Image: Glyn KIRK / AFP Raheem Sterling scored a first FA Cup final hat-trick since 1953 as Manchester City rounded off an outstanding season by crushing Watford at Wembley to clinch a historic domestic treble. Watford were swept away as Pep Guardiola’s side produced a ruthless performance to dismantle their opponents in a…

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2019 Australia election: Morrison celebrates ‘miracle’ win

Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has thanked voters for re-electing his conservative coalition in a shock result at the federal polls. He told supporters he had “always believed in miracles” as partial results showed the Liberal-National Coalition close to a majority. Opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has announced he is resigning after accepting defeat. Exit polls had suggested a narrow Labor win for the first time in six years. The final result of the election may not be known for some hours, but…

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Bayern Munich wins Bundesliga title for 7th successive season

Arjen Robbin is a key Bayern player Bayern Munich won a record-extending seventh consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday after crushing Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 to finish two points ahead of rivals Borussia Dortmund. The Bavarians, who can secure a domestic double if they beat RB Leipzig in the German Cup final on May 25, have now won the German league title a record 29 times. “It was no easy season by any means. What the team managed to achieve after a lot of criticism is significant. That is why I would…

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Ebonyi declares war against financial exploitation of citizens

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State The Ebonyi Government has begun the scrutiny of organisations with business and related interests, to check the financial exploitation of its citizens. Mr Uchenna Orji, the Commissioner for Human Capital Development and Monitoring, disclosed this on Saturday in Abakaliki while declaring open an empowerment training. It was organised by a multi Level marketing organisation, Super Life Nigeria Limited. Orji noted that henceforth, all organisations with financial and related interests must seek and obtain permission from the ministry to organise trainings, workshops and related economic…

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May 29: Simi, Harrysong, Okey Bakasi for Inauguration Day Concert in Abuja

Simi leads other entertainers to May 29 inauguration As Nigerians prepare for inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term of office on May 29, arrangement had been concluded to bring some of Nigeria’s best entertainers to Abuja for an “Inauguration Day Concert”. The show, which will hold on May 29 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, is being put together by Abuja based promotion outfit, “Montage Africa”. Expected to be on stage are top music and comedy stars which include: music sensations, Simi, Harrysong, Mr Real, Skiibii, Okey Bakasi, MC Tagwaye, Gandoki,…

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