Nigeria elections: Ex-diplomats berate Atiku, Obi, Tinubu, Wike over meetings abroad

The Nigerian Academy of International Affairs has chastised political leaders for meeting outside the country ahead of the 2023 elections. In August, presidential candidates, governors, and party officials met in Dubai, France, and the United Kingdom. Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and …

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Transfer: Saka doubles wages in new contract as Chelsea fails in £60m bid for attacker

Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka will double his weekly wage of £70,000 after dropping the biggest hint that he will extend his contract at the Emirates. According to talkSPORT, negotiations are still ongoing, but despite the interest of Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United, the Gunners remain confident. When asked about his manager’s remarks, Saka responded, “Yes, I share his confidence.” …

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Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is dead

Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the Soviet Union (Russia), has died. Gorbachev was reported to have died on Tuesday at a central hospital in Moscow, Russia. “Gorbachev died this evening after a serious and long illness,” the Moscow Central Clinical Hospital said late Tuesday. For his political contributions, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990 as a …

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ENGIE Energy Access elevates Oresanya to Global Marketing Manager

ENGIE Energy Access, one of Africa’s Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solution providers, has promoted ‘Demilade Oresanya to Global Marketing Manager. Prior to his promotion, Oresanya was Head of Marketing and Communications at ENGIE Energy Access Nigeria, where he oversaw the firm’s marketing, trade marketing, and corporate communications functions. He took over the former position in January 2022. According to the …

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Buhari govt told security operatives not to go after murderous Fulani herdsmen – Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has levelled a damning accusation against President Muhammadu Buhari and the federal government over the country’s ongoing insecurity. Ortom claimed that security operatives informed him that Buhari had directed them to leave the killer herdsmen alone. The Benue governor claimed in an interview with ICIR published on Monday that he received confidential information from …

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Greece dismisses Erdoğan’s 1922 war comments

Following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan’s references to the 1922 war and “despicable Greeks,” government spokesman Giannis Oikonomou responded that the Turkish leader “has chosen to distort history in order to serve his revisionist narrative.” “On the contrary, Greece has written history in its long history,” Oikonomou said. “When necessary, Greece knows exactly how to vigorously and effectively defend its …

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Why our football is in Doldrums, Akinwunmi explains

Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)1st Vice President has explained why the nation’s football is doldrums, pointing out that for a long, there has been a disconnect from the grassroots haven of talents, promising to revive the conveyor belt if elected as President of the federation. Addressing members of the football family on his ambition to succeed Amaju Pinnick …

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Two vigilante members arrested for allegedly raping housewife

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested two members of a vigilante group for allegedly raping a housewife at gunpoint in the state’s Ningi Local Government Area. The Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakil, said in a press statement issued on Tuesday at the Command that another 27-year-old man had been arrested for defiling a 3-year-old girl in Jimbin Village, Ganjuwa …

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Ogun govt to empower 1000 youths

As part of efforts to reduce employment among youths in Ogun State, about 1000 youths drawn from Saje-Elega, Mokola, Ajitaadun and Iberekodo communities in Abeokuta North local Government Area, are to benefit from the Youths Empowerment Programme of the State government. Speaking while on an inspection tour of Saje-Elega road, the State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun explained that his current …

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Okun Becomes ACG, Hands Over PTML Customs To Comptroller Bomai

Comptroller Suleiman Bomai has been appointed as the new Customs Area Controller of the Nigeria Customs Service’s Ports Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command (NCS). He succeeds Festus Okun, who was promoted from Comptroller to Assistant Comptroller General of Customs (ACG). Yakubu Mohammad, the Command’s Customs Public Relations Officer, made the announcement in a statement released over the weekend. Mohammad, a …

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Peter Obi accused of Vote-Buying, Sharing ‘Dasuki’ Money

Popular Social Critic, Deji Adeyanju has called on the Nigerian Public to avoid seeing Peter Obi as a ‘Saint’. Adeyanju in a series of tweets on Wednesday, accused the Labour Party Presidential Candidate of ‘buying Votes’ during the 2019 general elections. The Former PDP spokesperson added that Obi was in-charge of sharing what he described as ‘Dasuki Money’ in the …

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Tinubu lobbied to become Abacha’s minister, joined NADECO after rejection – Peter Obi camp

The Peter Obi media office has lampooned Dele Alake after his comments about the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate. Alake is the Director of Strategy and Communication of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Presidential Council. The former Lagos Commissioner for Information had declared that Obi’s achievements were way less than Tinubu’s. Reacting, Obi’s media office noted that Alake is among …

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2023: Tinubu visits Jonathan, seeks support

Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Candidate in 2023 polls, has met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, as part of his nationwide consultation with critical stakeholders ahead of the 2023 elections. Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State met with Jonathan on Tuesday night at the latter’s residence and was accompanied by his running mate, Kashim …

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