Polish president proposes vote on new constitution

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday presented plans for a non-binding vote on a new constitution to address issues ranging from giving the president greater powers to the supremacy of Polish laws over EU ones. The right-wing head of state had 10 questions for the proposed November 10-11 referendum, including whether a new constitution should replace the current one adopted in 1997 after Poland peacefully shed communism. Other issues include if the supremacy of Polish law over EU law should be enshrined and whether the preamble should refer to Poland’s…

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UNHCR welcomes EU’s deal on Mediterranean migrants’ stand-off

  The UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, has given a cautious welcome to the decision by several EU countries to take in some 450 migrants who have been stranded at Mediterranean Sea for days. The UN refugee agency chief, however, warned that a “ship-by-ship” arrangement was not sustainable, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. The development came after the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain and Portugal ended a disembarkation stand-off involving the migrants, who had set out from the Libya coast, by agreeing…

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Chris Okotie as God’s political missionary

The pastor of the Household of God International Ministries, Reverend Chris Okotie, has asked the 68 political parties, especially the two major ones, to roll over and adopt him as their consensus candidate in next year’s presidential election. It is not a joke or a suggestion. It is a divine instruction, which the parties will do well to accept “within the confines of conventional propriety,” to quote Okotie. When a man – and not just any man but a reverend gentleman – says God says, you cannot ask for proof.…

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Juan Mata scores as Manchester United draw against Mexican side on US tour

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Thursday’s 1-1 pre-season draw with Club America in Arizona “pushed us to levels we are not prepared for”. United had to come from behind against the Mexican side as Juan Mata’s 78th-minute strike cancelled out Henry Martin’s opener on 59 minutes. The Premier League side were without many key players after the World Cup. Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and English duo Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford were among those missing. David de Gea, Nemanja Matic and new Brazilian signing Fred are expected to join…

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Police deny assassination attempt on Senator Melaye, summon him

The Kogi State Police Command has summoned Senator Dino Melaye to report at the State Criminal and Investigation Department after his armed guards fired on a team of policemen on patrol duties in the state. A police sergeant was the victim of the shooting, the police said and is recuperating in the hospital. The Kogi Police Command asked Melaye to report at the SCIID office in the state capital, in the company of his armed guards, as investigation began on the shooting. According to the police, their statement, signed by…

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APC suffers loose as over 500 members decamp to PDP in Orogun

.. Okowa is keen on developing Delta state-Osawota From Grandball Joel Over 500 members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, have decamped to the family of the People’s Democratic Party PDP in Orogun, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state. Speaking on behalf the decamped persons, Chief Jamarson Ovuoraevwie said, “We are motivated by the developmental strides of the State Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, and have promised to support his reelection bid. According to Ovuoraevwie, they decided to jump ship because the APC neglected them after working vigorously…

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