Gbagi is an Empty Barrel- Ogboru

UGHELLI – ALL Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate for Delta State, Chief Great Ogboru has said he would not be availing the state governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the opportunity to debate with him ahead of the 2019 general elections.   Chief Ogboru Ogboru also lampooned ex-minister of education, Chief Kenneth Gbagi describing him as an “empty barrel” over his comments against him as published in Saturday Vanguard where he stated that “Ogboru swore to him about 18years ago in the presence of…

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Lifetime history of Shehu Shagari

Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari GCFR, (born February 25, 1925 – December 28, 2018) served as the first and only President of Nigeria’s Second Republic (1979–1983), after the handover of power by General Olusegun Obasanjo’s military government. Shagari also served seven times in a ministerial or cabinet post as a federal minister and federal commissioner from 1958–1975. Shagari was made the Turaki of the FulaSokoto Caliphate in 1962 by the Sultan of Sokoto Siddiq Abubakar III. Turaki means an officer at court, in this case referring to the sultan’s court at the palace of Sokoto. In addition, he also holds the chieftaincy titles of the Ochiebuzo of…

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Tunisian Journalist Sets Self Ablaze Over Hardship

Tunisian journalist, Abdel Razaq Zorgi, has died after setting himself on fire, officials said, in a protest over harsh living conditions that prompted overnight clashes with police in the country’s west. Police fired tear gas at dozens of people who took to the streets Monday night in the city of Kasserine, 270 kilometres (165 miles) from the capital, setting tyres ablaze and blocking the main street. Six members of the security forces were injured and nine protesters were detained, interior ministry spokesperson Sofiane al-Zaq said Tuesday. By Tuesday morning, calm had…

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Ex-President,Goodluck Jonathan casts blame on Obama in his book launch

  The Presidential Election Results Jonathan said of the 2015 presidential election result: “I knew what was coming the day before I called General Muhammadu Buhari. I had reports on the polls around the country. It was clear the results were not going to favour me. Apparently, there were many instances of irregularities. There were series of problems with card readers, resulting from widespread technical hitches leading to the non-uniform application throughout the country. “For some inexplicable reason, INEC had been able to achieve near 100% distribution of Permanent Voter…

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US freezes assets of Khashoggi’s killers

By NAN,   The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing last month of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the first concrete response by the Trump administration to the journalist’s death. The sanctions limit access to the U.S. financial system and freeze the individuals’ assets. They will be implemented under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which targets perpetrators of serious human rights abuses and corruption. “These individuals who targeted and brutally killed a journalist…

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Turkey Shares Tape Of Khashoggi’s Killing

Turkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday. Turkish sources, according to the newspaper Daily Sabah, have said previously that authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting the murder. “We gave the recordings, we gave them to Saudi Arabia, we gave them to Washington, to the Germans, to the French, to the English. They all know since they all listened to the conversations and everything,” Erdogan said in a…

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First two Muslim women elected to US Congress

Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar both made history Tuesday by winning their elections and becoming the first Muslim women to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Tlaib won the congressional seat for Michigan’s 13th district after former Representative John Conyers abruptly stepped down following sexual harassment allegations, leaving the seat vacant. The Palestinian-American Muslim ran under the Democratic Party, having previously served six years in the state legislature. With no Republican opponent, Tlaib defeated Etta Wilcoxon of the Green Party and Sam Johnson of the Working Class Party. “Why am I running? Because this is about electing…

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UN angry over kidnap of students in Cameroon

The United Nations is angry over the kidnap of students and staff of a secondary school in Bmenda, North-West of Cameroon and warned that there could be no justification for crimes against civilians, particularly minors. United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned the Monday’s reported kidnap and called for their immediate release and return to their homes and families. No fewer than 79 students were reportedly abducted on Monday morning with their teacher, the principal and a driver. The abduction has prompted a massive search operation involving the Cameroonian army. One…

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Democrats seize control of US House of Representatives

Democrats seized control of the lower house of Congress in midterm elections Tuesday, dealing a stern rebuke to Donald Trump almost two years into his polarizing, rollercoaster presidency. Fox and NBC television networks called the result in the US House of Representatives, while confirming expectations that Trump’s Republicans will retain control of the Senate. The result upends the balance of power in Washington, where Trump has enjoyed an easy ride from Republican dominance of both houses of Congress since his shock election in 2016. Democrats will now be able to…

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Trump congratulates Pelosi

President Donald Trump called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to congratulate her party on seizing control of the lower chamber in the 2018 midterm elections, her office said in a late Tuesday statement. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders originally cast doubt on whether he would call Pelosi noting that many within her own party may not even vote for her to become the next speaker of the house. Trump, however, expressed magnanimity in the call and noted Pelosi’s call for bipartisanship. The president also tweeted earlier in the evening noting…

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