Elections: Port Harcourt Under siege, Wike Meets Foreign Diplomats

The Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has met with Diplomats from the United States and Britain, ostensibly to intimate them about the activities of the Military in the state in the run up of the governorship elections in the state. There has been reported massive movement of troops to Rivers state. In Zamfara state, more than a hundred were killed by alleged bandits. The army has also been reported to have invaded the home of a former Niger delta warlord, Ateke Tom, who is now a traditional ruler. He was…

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2019: EU, UK, US Demand Free and Fair Elections

Leading western democracies have come together to reiterate their commitment to the free and fair elections in 2019 inNigeria. This is part of a coterie of demands presented to the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu, when they met at INEC Office in Abuja wednesday. They insisted that INEC be independent and Neutral in carrying out their duties. The countries are representatives of the European Union, Britain and the United states. During the meeting, the representative of American Embassy, David Young, cited the neutrality of the security services…

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US Congress, Others Query Clampdown on Opposition by FG

The subcommittee of the United States congress for Africa has taken the Trump administration to task on what they are doing about the human rights abuses and the Federal Government clampdown on the opposition during the run up to the 2019 elections. The subcommittee, which oversees Human rights, Global Health, and International Organizations frowned at the US government responses to happening in Nigeria, citing reports from Vanguard Newspapers and Premium Times, representing the main stream and online media. During a hearing on Nigeria earlier this month, which was titled “Nigeria…

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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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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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Recession: London Houses Sold At Cheaper Rates

No doubt, real estate is presently in a recession period. This is not only in Nigeria, Africa, but also in the western world. Recently in the UK It was a buyer’s market in March as a record number of homes were sold for less than the asking price, new research from estate agents shows. Some 86 per cent of properties, almost nine in 10, sold for less than the asking price, according to the data from the National Association of Estate Agents, the highest level seen since records began in…

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NFF Chiefs Visit Ikeme In UK

The Nigeria Football Federation leaders on Tuesday visited ailing Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme  at Christie Clinic in Manchester. Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July,  and the  Wolverhampton Wanderers  custodian  has been receiving treatment. In a statement, the football house said the NFF president Amaju Pinnick led the delegation consisting of 1st vice-president Seyi Akinwunmi, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi,  as well as  the national team’s administrator  Dayo Enebi,  goalkeeping coach  Alloy Agu and  spokesman for the team  Toyin Ibitoye.  Pinnick said,  “We have come on behalf of the…

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Mourinho Criticised For Taking Russian Job

  Jose Mourinho’s decision to work as a World Cup pundit for Kremlin-backed television channel RT has been strongly criticised by English MPs following the Salisbury poisoning attack, Irish Times reports. The Russian channel announced Mourinho as its main pundit for Russia 2018 a day after the incident in Salisbury, but the Manchester United manager has repeatedly refused to answer any questions about the role. In a statement, Rhondda MP Chris Bryant said, “To my mind, this is blood money, paid directly from the Russian state coffers.” RT, formerly known…

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Parker Optimistic Of Knocking Out Joshua

Joseph Parker has insisted he can outbox Anthony Joshua as he eyes victory in their heavyweight title fight on March 31, Skysports reports. Parker, who holds the WBO belt, and Joshua, who holds the IBF and WBA ‘super’ belts, will put their titles on the line when they clash at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff next month. Joshua is the clear favourite for the fight, but New Zealander Parker is confident he can upset the odds. He said, “I can outbox Anthony Joshua. I think I have the skills to…

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