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    APC Clears Nasarawa LG Polls

    The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared all the 13 local government areas and 147 electoral wards of Nasarawa State in the just concluded council polls conducted by the state Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) at the weekend. Chairman of NASIEC, Henry Omaku, announced results of the election to journalists yesterday at the headquarters of the state electoral body in Lafia, stating further that only two registered political parties, Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Alliance Democr…

    Russians to take no part in World Cup drug testing - FIFA

    Russians will not be involved in drug testing procedures at the World Cup as FIFAlooks to reassure teams that samples cannot be tampered with, the governing body’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has told the Times newspaper. A 2016 report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and compiled by Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren found more than 1,000 Russian competitors were involved in a conspiracy to conceal positive tests over a five-year period. Soccer was among th…

    Israel plans 2,500 new settler homes in West Bank - defence minister

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s defence minister said on Thursday he plans to seek approval next week for the construction of some 2,500 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Avigdor Lieberman, writing on Twitter, said a regional planning board would be asked to designate 1,400 of the housing units for immediate construction. Settlements are one of the most heated issues in efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, frozen since 2014. Palestinians want the West Bank…

    My problem with Obasanjo, says Buhari

    1. He submitted ministerial appointment lists two times i rejected them. 2. He nominated a replacement for the sacked NIA boss. I considered it inappropriate hence rejected it. 3. He finally brought a company to handle the Mambila power project worth $5.8billion with lots of irregularities and I rejected it. 4. I also learnt that the Ota farm staff had been on government's payroll, till I came into power and I stopped it. 5. I came to realize that he was using federal govt registered vehicles fo…

    Talk to the mind

    In line with the visit and the heartbeat of Bill Gate, It is pertinent to appreciate him for not giving up on a nation as frustrating as Nigeria, well known for intentional philanthropism, rich in love for humanity, a non racist to the core. Thank you for your kind gesture and your contribution to our great country Nigeria. Fellow Nigerians, we cannot put the new wine in the old wine skin says the Holy Bible. We have to put new wine into a new wine skin. What did I mean by this? A sizeable facti…

    Delta State; The right man for a new dawn

    With the wave of change cutting across the wide and narrows of the nation today, every state not only want to share in the success story, but also is desperate to partake of the long due fresh air of true liberty and economic betterment. The emergence of his Excellency, steered the wheels of course of the country from its path of hopeless destruction to a sky of assured possibilities.Policies, investments, actions and other too many to mention steps of this present administration has indeed give…

    I’m aware of responsibility entrusted to me by Anambra people – Obiano (Full text of speech)

    Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has acknowledged that a huge task has been entrusted on him by the people of the state for voting him in for a second term. The governor however promised that he would not fail the people.He said, “I am fully aware of the weight of the history you placed on my shoulders with the landslide victory we recorded on November 18, 2017. I understand your hopes and expectations and I will never let you down. “Our administration has established the basis for…

    Mass Wedding: Kebbi Government Married Off 100 Women

    The Kebbi Government on Saturday married off 100 widows and divorcees in a mass wedding held in the palace Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samila Mera. The marriages were arranged by the state and Argungu Local Governments to reduce the number of women, widowed or divorced, left to fend for themselves and their children. Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi commended the efforts of the emir and the local government for the initiative and urged parents to respect the marriage institution as it was a way to redu…

    Police prevent bloody clash among Buhari, Fayose supporters in Ekiti

    A timely intervention by the Police and other security agencies prevented what would have been a bloody clash among youths supporting President Muhammadu Buhari and those rooting for Governor Ayo Fayose on Saturday. The Buhari supporters who are beneficiaries of the Npower scheme had gathered at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) for walk to mark one year of the empowerment programme in the state. Some youths believed to have been mobilised from the Government House stormed th…

    Ojukwu’ll be proud of Anambra voters – Obiano

    GOVERNOR Willie Obiano of Anambra State and his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke Saturday took their oaths of office at an impressive ceremony at the Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, with the governor saying the late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu would be proud of Anambra people for overwhelmingly voting for All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the November 18, 2017 governorship poll. GOVERNOR WILLIE OBIANO AND WIFE The ceremony was witnessed by four other governors namely, David Umahi of…

    Biathlon: Martin Fourcade remporte la poursuite d'Oslo

    Martin Fourcade a creusé l‘écart en tête du classement général de la Coupe du monde de biathlon en remportant la poursuite d’Oslo, samedi. Le quintuple champion olympique français possède désormais 49 points d’avance sur le Norvégien Johannes Boe, 3e de la poursuite, à trois courses du terme de la saison, le 25 mars à Tyumen en Russie. L’Italien Lukas Hofer a fini 2e. Fourcade, 3e du sprint derrière Boe jeudi, effectue ainsi une excellente opération dans sa quête d’un 7e Gros Globe de cristal co…

    Assiégés par les armées turque ou syrienne, les civils fuient les combats

    Assiégés à Afrine par l'armée turque et dans la Ghouta orientale par l'armée syrienne, les civils suivent des corridors humanitaires pour fuir les combats Selon l'ONG Observatoire syrien des droits de l'Homme (OSDH), plus de 150 000 civils ont quitté Afrine depuis mercredi 14 mars 2018, pour échapper à l'offensive des forces turques contre les Unités de protection du peuple (YPG). Ces combattants kurdes, alliés des Etats-Unis dans la lutte contre le groupe Etat islamique (EI), sont considérés co…

    Ireland seal grand slam in style at Twickenham

    LONDON (Reuters) – Ireland secured their third Six Nations grand slam in emphatic style on Saturday when, on a St Patrick’s Day to remember, they overwhelmed defending champions England 24-15 to join the men of 1948 and 2009 in the country’s rugby hall of fame. The Irish made light of sleet and biting wind and an England team desperate to avoid a third successive defeat as they deservedly led 21-5 at halftime with tries by Garry Ringrose, CJ Stander and the prolific Jacob Stockdale. England, unb…