Speakership: 1st term members-elect endorse Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, House of Reps. Speakership aspirant Some members-elect of the House of Representatives under the Forum of First Term Members has adopted Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) for the office of the Speaker of the 9th National Assembly. At a news conference titled ‘Grand Endorsement’ on Saturday in Abuja, the group said that they were solidly behind the aspirants annointed by the APC. The Chairman of the group, Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who was elected to represent Akoko North-East/North-West Federal Constituency of Ondo, said they were resolute. He said that the…

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FIFA World Cup 2019: Norway beat African champions, Nigeria 3-0 in opener

Norway celebrate goal against Nigeria with ‘fake selfie’ celebration Norway Saturday scored three first-half goals on the way to an easy win over Nigeria in their opening Group A game at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in Reims. The 1995 world champions took the lead when Guro Reiten’s shot deflected off Onome Ebi into the net. Lisa-Marie Utland fired through the hands of keeper Tochukwu Oluehi to make it 2-0 before an own goal by Osinachi Ohale compounded Nigeria’s misery. Norway are level on points with hosts France, who they…

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Michael Gove: Cocaine ‘mistake’ a ‘deep regret’

Michael Gove Tory leadership candidate Michael Gove has said he “deeply regrets” taking cocaine more than 20 years ago. He told the Daily Mail that he had taken the drug at several “social events” while working as a journalist. The environment secretary said he believed the “mistake” should not be held against him in his bid to become prime minister. Members of the party are due to vote for a new party leader after Theresa May stepped down from the role. Mr Gove, who served as justice secretary from 2015-16,…

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Sicily: ‘The boat of innocents’

The salvaged wreck of ‘the boat of innocents’ at a Nato base in Melilli, Sicily. The boat capsized off the coast of Libya on 18 April 2015, claiming the lives of around 800 people. The boat was subsequently installed as an exhibit – ‘Barca Nostra’ – at the 2019 Venice Biennale by the artist Christophe Büchel.

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Benue: Gov’ship election tribunal fixes June 24 for hearing

PDP’s Jime is contesting the election of Ortom as Benue Governor The Governorship Elections Petition Tribunal in Benue on Saturday set June 24 for definite hearing of the state governorship petition. The tribunal Chairman, Justice Henry Olusiyi,  made the announcement at the end of the pre-trial session with both parties resolving that all pending issues be considered during the hearing of the substantive petition. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Emmanuel Jime and the All Progressive Congress (APC) had filed a petition challenging the re-election of Gov…

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Economy: Emefiele seeks stronger efforts against global shocks

CBN Governor, Emefiele The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, on Saturday emphasised the need to strengthen efforts over the coming years to stimulate growth and create jobs in critical sectors to insulate the economy from global shocks. Emefiele said this while giving a welcome address at a consultative roundtable titled, “Going for Growth” with some economic stakeholders in Lagos. The CBN boss said that leaders and policy makers needed to strengthen their resolve in achieving the goal. He also said that would assist in…

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18 People Burnt To Death In Akure Road Crash

File photo of an auto crash At least 18 persons have died in a road crash which occurred on Akure road, Ondo State. The incident which occurred today (Saturday) involved a white Toyota ‘Hummer’ vehicle and a heavy-duty truck. SaharaReporters gathered that the accident occurred few metres away from the popular Akure Airport road on the Akure-Owo highway. The Toyota vehicle’s – an 18-passenger bus – registration number is YLA25XU while that of the truck is GG873XM. An eyewitness, Mr. Temitope Adeola, said both vehicles had a head-on collision. “The…

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Divine Oduduru becomes second fastest African, sets new Nigerian record

Divine Oduduru The rave of the moment, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru, is now officially the second fastest African ever just behind his compatriot and legend Olusoji Fasuba. Oduduru attained this latest feat after the Texas-based athlete put up another jaw-dropping performance at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships late Friday night. Oduduru easily won the 100 meters in 9.86 seconds and that is the fastest ever by an African since Fasuba ran a slightly faster time of 9.85 seconds 13 years ago in Doha. About 45 minutes after his heroics…

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Nasarawa 6th Assembly to be inaugurated Monday – Clerk

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State The Clerk of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr Ego Maikeffi, says the 6th Assembly will be inaugurated on June 10 in Lafia. Maikeffi made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Keffi on Saturday. According to him, all is now set for the inauguration of the sixth Nasarawa State House of Assembly this Monday, June 10, 2019. “The exercise will be holding at the Chamber of the State Assembly along Shendam Road, Lafia, at…

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APC S/East Group endorses Bulama for national scribe

Architect Waziri Bulama The South East support group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has endorsed Waziri Bulama, to take over as the National Secretary of the party. The endorsement was made in a statement jointly signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Retired Air Comdr. Peter Gbujie (Youth Coordinator, Mazi Ifeanyi Nwaudunna and Director of Planning and Strategy Okenze Nnamdi Oparaji. According to the statement, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, the APC is in the process of filling the position of National…

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