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Falconets zoom into quarter-finals of U-20 Women World Cup

Falconets zoom into quarter-finals of U-20 Women World Cup

The Nigeria Women’s U-20 team, the Falconets, have qualified for the quarter-final stage of the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup taking place in France. A last-ditch effort from Rasheedat Ajibade saved Nigeria from exiting the cadet Women Cup as the Falconets forced China to a 1-1 draw. Just before the break, L.Y. Zhang had

No sign National Assembly will reconvene Tuesday — Rep

Barely a day to the supposed resumption of the National Assembly to attend to crucial matters awaiting their attention, controversies have surrounded the possibility of the lawmakers reconvening. Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, had stated that the National Assembly will reconvene on Tuesday to consider matters of public interest. The lawmakers

We’re not in cahoots with Saraki, EFCC replies Buhari’s adviser

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has responded to an allegation by an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari that it and other security agencies may have worked for the benefit of the embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Babafemi Ojodu, Mr Buhari’s adviser on political matters, reportedly made the allegation in an article. The allegation that some security

R-APC asks Saraki to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to declare the seat of Godswill Akpabio, former minority of the upper legislative chamber, vacant. Last week, Akpabio formally defected to the APC at a rally held in Akwa Ibom state. In a statement on Sunday, Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of the R-APC, said

Obiano’s aide found dead in his room

Randy Chima, an aide of Willy Obiano, governor of Anambra state, has been found dead inside his room at his Nwakpodulu Avenue home in Awka, the state capital. Chima served as senior special assistant to the governor on audio-visual production. His neighbours were said to have gone to his house during the weekend but did

Ex-PDP chairman in Sokoto defects to APC with ‘10,000 supporters’

Abubakar Shehu-Tambuwal, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Sokoto state, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with “10,000 supporters”. According to NAN, Shehu-Tambuwal said they made the decision freely based on their concern to “participate in politics that would facilitate good development”. He said they were convinced to join the party

Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and Jones Abiri, a journalist based in Yenagoa, state. In a letter to Seiyefa, the lawyer asked the

Buhari, APC responsible for Nigeria’s vote buying phenomenon – Frank

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling APC of corrupting the nation’s electoral process through their devious love for massive vote buying. Frank, in a statement in Abuja, said the Senate and House of Representatives bye-elections held

Two killed in kogi bye election , as the coalition of PDP, ADC , SDP calls for cancellation of election

The coalition of all Political Parties that contested today’s bye election in Kogi State have rejected the conduct of Lokoja Kogi Federal Constituency bye election for government induced harrassment, intimidation and disruption of voting process in some polling units. The political parties that rejected the polls are Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party,