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Frankfurt beat Rangers on penalties to win the UEFA Europa League

Rangers suffered an agonising penalty shootout defeat in their fifth European final as Eintracht Frankfurt triumphed in an absorbing Europa League decider. Rafael Borre crashed in the decisive spot kick after Aaron Ramsey was denied just moments earlier in front of a colossal Rangers support in the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. Those fans had been euphoric when the Scots took the lead through Joe Aribo’s ice-cool second-half finish in the sweltering cauldron in Seville. However, Borre detonated raucous scenes in a jam-packed Eintracht end 12 minutes later as he steered in a soft equaliser to send this energy-sapping contest to…

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Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with  diversion of funds and money laundering  activities to the tune of N80billion( Eighty Billion Naira only). The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF  raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates. The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja. Mr. Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the…

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for a quantum leap in healthcare SARS

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel, noting that, there are processes to address wrongs. Speaking in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Friday he said he was deeply distressed by what happened in Sokoto State. Asked what was his reaction to the killing of the College of Education student, Deborah Samuel in Sokoto yesterday, he said, “The President has reacted to this, a statement which was issued earlier condemning the action. I must say that it’s a deeply distressing thing, very disturbing – such an attrocious killing of the young lady by a mob who took the…

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Senate debunks rumoured plans to impeach Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has resigned his appointment to pursue his 2023 presidential ambition. His decision to resign comes after President Muhammadu Buhari directed all ministers seeking elective offices to resign. The President during Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave the directive after he accepted the resignation of Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education. The President said they must all resign on or before the 16th of May. Confirming the minister’s resignation, his Personal Assistant to the Minister on Media, Jackson Udom, said the minister will proceed his expression of interest and nomination forms.…

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The Senate, on Tuesday, amended the Electoral Act, 2022, to allow ‘statutory delegates’ – all those elected – to participate and vote in the conventions, congresses or meetings of political parties. This followed the expeditious consideration of a bill during plenary which scaled first, second and third readings, respectively, and was passed during plenary by the chamber after consideration by the Committee of the Whole. Those identified as ‘statutory delegates’ include the President, Vice President, Members of the National Assembly, Governors and their deputies, Members of the State Houses of Assembly, Chairmen of Councils, Councillors, National Working Committee of political…

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Make your choices peacefully and respect the choices of others - Jonathan

Former Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, has described the news that a group under the aegis ‘Fulani Group’ bought him a N100m Expression of Interest and Nomination forms on the platform of the APC as an insult to his person. The elder statesman in a statement signed by his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, said that if he wants to contest he would do it by himself. “It has come to our notice that a group has purportedly purchased Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms, of the All Progressives Congress APC, in the name of former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,”…

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CBN withdraws license of 146 financial Institutions

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Friday said the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele must resign immediately following reports that he has obtained APC presidential forms. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria described Emefiele’s action as a joke taken too far. “The news of the purchase of Declaration of Intent and Nomination Forms to contest for the office of the President in the forthcoming general elections, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, purportedly by the supporters of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has been received with palpable disbelief and shock by…

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu others attend meeting with APC Southwest leaders South West

Southwest APC leaders have categorically stated that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo did not betray anyone by declaring for 2023 presidency. The Southwest leaders in a meeting that was held Friday evening at Marina, Lagos said that anyone can contest, stressing that, the region should work together to produce the next President. The Southwest APC Elders meeting with presidential, gubernatorial and National Assembly aspirants from the zone ended on a convivial note, as sources confirmed that the leaders resolved that every aspirants has a right to contest. Besides, the meeting, though behind closed doors also resolved that name callings and other…

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Troops of 34 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army (NA) have neutralized two gun men and arrested four other members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network (ESN) in a fierce gun battle along Orlu – Orsu Road on 25 April 2022. In a statement by Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the director, Army Public Relations, weapons were recovered from the criminals. “The troops, while on routine patrol made contact with elements of IPOB/ESN around the general area of Aluminium Company and All Saints Church. On sighting the patrol team, the criminal elements opened fire and…

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Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu loses wife in US

Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has formally withdrawn from the 2023 presidential race, noting that he would rather focus on seeking reelection to the Senate. Kalu also expressed his disdain at the decision of APC candidates from the South West and South South to contest the presidential election. The former Abia governor lamented that a South Easterner cannot win the presidential election primary without the support of the whole of the South. The Chief Whip of the 9th Senate said that since other Southerners were running for President in 2023, the northern candidates have every right to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.…

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