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President Vladimir Putin

The unprecedented challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin by Wagner fighters has exposed fresh “cracks” in the strength of his leadership that may take weeks or months to play out, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday. Blinken and members of the US Congress said in a series of television interviews that Saturday’s turmoil has weakened Putin in ways that could aid Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russian forces within its territory while benefiting Russia’s neighbors, including Poland and the Baltic states. “I don’t think we’ve seen the final act,” Blinken said on ABC’s “This Week” program after an aborted…

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Man City beat Man Utd to win FA Cup with Gundogan's brace 

Barcelona have signed Ilkay Gundogan on a free transfer after his departure from treble winners Manchester City with the German midfielder signing a two-year contract, the LaLiga club said on Monday. The 32-year-old has a contract until June 2025 with an option for a further year, while the Spanish champions also said they had included a buyout clause of 400 million euros ($435.72 million). Gundogan left City after captaining the English club to the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble last season, ending a successful seven-year stint in England where he won 14 trophies, including five league titles.…

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Tinubu has crashed expectations of Nigerians- APC Chieftain

Social media blog, Gistlover has unveiled the pictures of Bola Tinubu’s children claiming that he kept them off the limelight because of his life as a drug lord. The controversial blog also claimed that Tinubu bought many properties in the name of his children in a bid to cover his tracks. On Gistlover Telegram page, the blog shared the picture of some of Tinubu’s children that are not in public domain. According to Gistlover, Bola Tinubu’s last child is Olayinka and he was a product of a fling with a woman. Gistlover said, “Now back to Lagos, his time had…

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King Charles Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain May 25, 2022.

Britain’s King Charles on Friday bestowed on his eldest son William and daughter-in-law Kate the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales, which he and his late wife Diana previously held. Diana was a hugely popular figure who was under constant media scrutiny from her wedding onwards and the subject of a massive outpouring of grief when she died aged 36 in a car crash in 1997, five years after she and Charles separated. A royal source said Kate appreciated the history associated with the title but would seek to create her own path as Princess of Wales. Delivering his…

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Governor Sanwo Olu directing the arrest of defaulting motorcycle riders and car owners

Federal Capital Territory residents have expressed mixed feelings over the Nigerian government’s proposed nationwide ban on the use of motorcycles. The Federal Government’s move is part of its strategy to curb terrorism and other heinous crimes where motorcycles are largely used by perpetrators. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the FCT, some residents commended the directive while others advised the Federal Government to rescind the decision. Mr Sunday Uche, a commercial motorcyclist operating in FCT told NAN that the proposed ban would bring more hardship to him and his family if actualised. “I will not be able…

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Doctors in England started a six-day walkout over pay on Wednesday

No fewer than 900 doctors, nurses and health workers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) may lose their jobs. This is because the FCT Administration (FCTA), has given the managers of the Garki Hospital a month notice to vacate the facility. The Nation reports that this move by the government was as a result of the expiration of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement between the NISA Premier-the current managers of Garki Hospital and the FCTA. The concession agreement for the PPP was signed between the NISA Premier and the FCTA in 2007 for a period of 15 years. Further findings…

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Justice Akintayo Aluko of a Lagos Federal High court, has fixed June 8, 2022, for the hearing of the petition seeking winding-up of an age long insurance company, IGI Insurance Plc, over alleged illegality in its management by it’s Board of directors. Justice Aluko fixed the date on Wednesday, after Counsel to the petitioners, Olayinka Aileru, told the court today, that his clients’ petition has been filed and served all the respondents in the suit. Aileru told the court that all the respondents, rather than filing their responses to the winding-up petition, only filed a preliminary objection, which he said…

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APC sacks Rivers exco, appoints caretaker committee

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday announced that it has postponed its presidential screening exercise. Chronicle NG reports that the APC presidential primary was scheduled to hold on 23 May but has now been postponed with no new date announced. “The screening exercise for presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier scheduled to be held on Monday, May 23rd, 2022, is hereby postponed,” APC publicitysecretary, Felix Morka said. Adding that, “A new date for the exercise will be announced shortly. “Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted,” he added.

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Everton came from two goals down in the first half to secure Premier League safety

Everton secured their Premier League status with an incredible fightback where they came from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace. The hosts, who will continue their 68-year stay in the top flight, looked like they were heading for defeat after Palace scored twice in the first half through Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jordan Ayew. But conjuring up a fighter’s spirit once more and spurred on by their vociferous support, Everton turned the game around in the second half, thanks to a more attacking approach. Nine minutes after the break Michael Keane smashed in to give Frank Lampard’s side hope, and…

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Osinbajo advocated for Africa's interests in global climate negotiations

The Osinbajo Campaign Media Team has dismissed reports that he will provide 7000 hotel accommodation to All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates during the presidential primary election. The Campaign Media Team in a statement on Thursday explained that at no time did Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the political adviser to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo make such statement. “We have seen an outlandish news report that a so-called “Osinbajo Campaign Organisation has said that it would provide hotel accommodation for more than 7,000 All Progressives Congress delegates across the country during the party’s presidential primary election.” “Attributing such a claim to Senator Babafemi…

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