2019 Polls: Buhari Promises Free And Fair Election

By Akinwale Kasali With the 2019 election drawing closer, President Muhammadu Buhari is promising world powers that the 2019 polls will be free and fair. Buhari today in Abuja assured United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May, of his administration’s commitment to conducting free, fair and credible elections in 2019. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said Buhari gave the assurance during a bilateral meeting with the visiting Prime Minister at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari welcomed UK’s support toward strengthening democratic institutions…

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Nigeria Signs MOU With Britain On Security, Economic Development

By Akinwale Kasali Following the inability of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to conquer the Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen insurgent, Nigeria and Britain on Wednesday in Abuja signed two agreements on Defence and Security partnership, as well as Economic Development Forum. Speaking briefly before signing the agreements, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that Nigeria and the United Kingdom would continue to enhance cooperation in tackling corruption and reducing poverty. The Nigerian leader lauded the British government for its assistances to Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, and pledged Nigeria’s readiness to…

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UK Promises To Return Loot To Nigeria, Repatriates 70 Million Pounds

United Kingdom said it has repatriated £70 million stolen by an unnamed Nigerian citizen who was convicted in an Italian court. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, who revealed this to reporters in Abuja on Monday, however, declined to disclose the identity of the person involved in the offence. He said, “There was an Italian court case with a particular person involved. A portion of the fund has been in the UK and that was the portion that was returned recently from the UK to Nigeria. So, it’s…

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How Buhari Forced Saraki To Join The Presidential Race

By Stephen Ubanna President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, may have known that Bukola Saraki, a former  governor of Kwara state  and now  Senate President, has a Presidential ambition. It was therefore not surprising why  he decided to frustrate his  leadership of the Senate  from the out-set to whittle down his powers and popularity in order to force him to  drop the ambition and support his re-election bid . Buhari, according to party sources, fears that  with the rising profile of Saraki in the party and…

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Falconet Bows Out

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of the Falconets of Nigeria to progress beyond the quarter finals stage of the Under-20 FIFA World was dashed earlier today by the Spaniards Under-20 Women national team who defeated the gallant Falconets of Nigeria 2-1. The Nigeria’s Under-20 Women’s team crashed out of the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France having conceded two first half goals, before Peace Efih responded with a goal in the second half of the encounter. All efforts by the Nigerian girls to equalised was dashed as the Spainish defense…

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Falconets Zooms Into Quarter Final, To Face Spain

By Akinwale Kasali No one gave the Falconets a chance. After the team’s 1-0 loss to Germany in the opening match of the Group D encounter, soccer enthusisats had written them off. The team bounced back in their second group game against Haiti, winning by Rasheedat Ajibade solitary spot kick in the first half of the encounter to signal the preparedness of the Falconets to make a mark in France. Again, stand –in Captain Rasheedat Ajibade was the heroine as the Nigeria U20 girls weaved their way into the 9thFIFA…

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Saraki Blows Hot

By Akinwale Kasali The Senate President, Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, has condemned the siege laid by the security operatives of the Department of State Services on the National Assembly, saying it’s “an assault on democracy.” Addressing a world press conference few hours ago, Saraki alongside principal officers of the 8th senate said that it is a matter of record that yesterday, lawmakers and staff of the National Assembly were prevented from entering the National Assembly Complex by heavily armed security agents of the Department of State Services (DSS). All entries to…

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Germany Pips Falconets

By Akinwale Kasali The Falconets of Nigeria were humbled ny their German counterpart 1-0 at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in France. The Danjuma led Falconets succumbed to the firing power and the attacking prowess of the Germans by conceding the only goal of the match in the 63rd minute of the encounter, courtesy of Stefanie Saunders. The defeat means that the Falconets need to beat the Haitians in their second Group D encounter on Thursday to have any hope of advancing into the knockout stages of the competition.…

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Falconets Faces German Hurdle

By Akinwale Kasali The Falconets of Nigeria will today file out against Germany Under-20 National team in the FIFA Uder-20 Wold Cup in France. Since the inception of the female age grade competition, Nigeria has never missed out, coming close to winning the coveted trophy, but were denied by the German ladies four years ago. This is however a revenge mission. Coach Christopher Danjuma masterminded the team to five wins in the CAF qualifiers to seal a place at the World Cup, before naming his final 21-man squad for the…

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Ramaphosa Explains Why Nigerians Are Killed In South Africa

The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has explained that Nigerians were not deliberately being targeted to be killed in his country. Ramaphosa gave his view on the troubling issue when he paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Xenophobic attacks have been going on in South Africa for over a decade with many Nigerians caught in the attacks. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that no fewer than 117 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa since February 2016. Though there have been interventions by the Nigerian Mission…

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