2019: Ex-President Obasanjo under pressure to support Atiku Abubakar’s presidential bid

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is under pressure from close friends and political allies to support his erstwhile deputy, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in his presidential bid, according to a report. Those urging Obasanjo to back Atiku believe the former president has genuine intentions for Nigeria. But they are desirous of seeing the end of what they consider President Muhammadu Buhari’s inane government in 2019. To achieve Buhari’s ouster, Obasanjo’s allies believe there is need for him to reconsider his opposition to Atiku’s ambition. According to them, Atiku remains one of the…

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To continue the work we started

Joined in goodwill by common purpose and noble endeavour, we assemble this day. The doubters who gave APC no chance of existence or of continued survival have gotten their reply in full. Their envious prayers and complaints have been answered in reverse. They wanted to see the end of us and our pursuit of good governance for Nigeria. You should not forget, as I shall never forget, the strong efforts they made to stop us in the courts. There were twelve cases brought trying to stop us from merging, from…

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MacArthur Foundation awards nearly $6.5 million to advance accountability, transparency and reduce corruption in Nigeria

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced nearly $6.5 million in funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria. The grants are part of the Foundation’s On Nigeria grantmaking, which seeks to reduce corruption by building an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in the country, according to a release issued by the organisation. The grants support nonprofits working to inform and empower communities in the fight against corruption and to promote anti-corruption as a national priority in advance of the 2019 Presidential and Assembly elections. They…

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21 feared killed in suspected herdsmen attack in Adamawa

No fewer than 21 persons were reported killed, while several others sustained injuries following a raid, Friday night, on Dowayan village in Demsa Local Council of Adamawa State. The attack was carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen, residents told newsmen, yesterday, in Yola. The assailants, who have allegedly been unleashing terror on Numan, Demsa and Girei local councils, were said to have struck around 8:00 p.m., burning down villages and destroying property worth millions of naira. The Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Police Command, Superintendent Othman Abubakar, confirmed the incident,…

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Lukaku ties with Ronaldo in race for World Cup Golden Boot

Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku is now tied with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo with four goals in the Russia FIFA World Cup tournament, leading all World Cup scorers. Lukaku’s first score of the game came in the 16th minute, putting Belgium up 2-0. The Belgians held a 3-1 edge at halftime, before claiming a 5-2 victory in the Group G clash at Spartak Stadium. Lukaku’s second score was an  absolute masterpiece. Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne fed the ball into midfielder Thomas Meunier at the top of the box to begin…

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Canadian teenager detained for 2 weeks for jogging into U.S.

United States authorities arrested a Canadian teenager and held her in custody in Tacoma for two weeks after she mistakenly jogged through a beach out of Canada and into the United States. Nineteen year-old Cedella Roman, a student, had spent the day with her mother and sister at White Rock Beach in Canada on May 21, which is an official holiday in Canada in celebration of Queen Victoria’s birthday, GlobalNews reported. She told her mom and sister she would see them again after she went for a jog. Though a…

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Victoria Kimani: I have not had sex in a year

American born Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani shocked many of her followers and fans on Instagram when she revealed that she has not had sex in over one year. The desirable and stunningly beautiful Chocolate City First Lady had many of her followers screaming blue murder as it was a revelation too incredible to believe, coming from such drop dead gorgeous. “Since May last year I have not had sex”, she said. In the famous post, Kimani also gave reasons why she sees it as a bad idea for a celebrity…

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Novak Djokovic ends drought to reach Queen’s showpiece

Novak Djokovic ended his final drought as the former world number one reached his first title match for a year with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 win against Jeremy Chardy at Queen’s Club on Saturday. Djokovic will play top seed Marin Cilic on Sunday in the Serb’s first final since he won the grass-court tournament at Eastbourne 12 months ago. It will be Djokovic’s first appearance in the Queen’s title match since he was beaten by Rafael Nadal in his only previous final at the Wimbledon warm-up event in 2008. The…

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving

Women throughout Saudi Arabia waited for the stroke of midnight, turned the keys in the ignition, fired up their engines — and hit the road to a bright new future. It was the moment they had waited for since King Salman issued the royal decree on September 26, 2017, to lift the driving ban on women. Just after midnight on Saturday and in the first minutes of Sunday, Samah Algosaibi grabbed the keys to her family’s 1959 Corvette C1 and drove out of the driveway of her beach house in…

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INEC: No electronic voting in 2019 elections

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said that there will be no use of the electronic voting system in the 2019 general elections. Professor Yakubu said this on Friday while addressing participants at the International Press Institute world conference which took place in Abuja. “There is no electronic balloting in 2019. In other words, there will be no electronic voting in the next general election but technology is already being used in many aspects of the processes. “Electronic voting should be the ultimate step…

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