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  • LIVE UPDATES: Osun governorship election results
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  • Ahmed’s appointment confirms Buhari’s tribal toga — Junaid
    WILLIAMS BABALOLA A Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has faulted the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to make Mrs Zainab Ahmed the supervising minister of the Ministry of Finance. The former minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, vacated the seat last week after resigning her appointment for allegedly using a fake National Youth Service Corps exemption letter. […]
  • APC’ll use Akwa Ibom as launch pad —Buhari
    ETIM EKPIMAH President Muhammadu Buhari has said the All Progressives Congress will use Akwa Ibom State as a launch pad to capture other South-South states. The President added that the South-South states had much to benefit from the APC-led Federal Government than remaining in the opposition. Buhari, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant […]
  • Tinubu’s absence stalls decision on Ambode
    SESAN OLUFOWOBI The meeting of the Governor Advisory Committee on Saturday could not make any tangible decision due to the absence of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. GAC was supposed to decide the governorship candidate of the APC in the 2019 elections. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had expressed his willingness […]
  • Again, Secondus rules out candidates’ imposition
    OLUSOLA FABIYI The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has assured all its 13 presidential aspirants that they will be given free and equal chance at the party’s national convention slated for October 5 and 6 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. It also said that neither the governors nor members of the National Working […]
  • Salah strikes as Liverpool stay perfect
    Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the season as they returned to the top of the Premier League table with a comfortable 3-0 win over Southampton, Sky Sports reports. An own goal from Wesley Hoedt (10) set them on their way before Joel Matip’s header (21) and Mohamed Salah’s close-range strike (45+3) had the game […]
  • Spain 2018: D’Tigress lose to Aussies, seek redemption against Turkey
    Idris Adesina Nigeria on Saturday began their campaign at the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Basketball Cup in Spain with an 86-68 loss to Australia in Tenerife. Competing in Group B, D’Tigress failed to contain rampaging Dallas Wings star Elizabeth Cambage, who has a Nigerian father, as the fourth-ranked Australia ran away winners. Nigeria will hope […]
  • Enyimba can’t stop our dream — Rayon Sports’ captain
    Idris Adesina Rayon Sports captain Abdul Rwatubyaye has said his team are focused on getting a win to against Enyima in their second leg CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final clash in Aba on Sunday. Both teams played a goalless draw in Kigali last Sunday, making the Aba tie the decider. Enyimba need an outright win while […]
  • Murray to end after China events
    Andy Murray has decided to end his comeback season early, saying he wants to be “the best shape possible” for the start of the 2019 season, BBC Sports reports. Britain’s former world number one plans to play in the Shenzhen and Beijing tournaments over the next two weeks. But he will not play in either […]
  • Iheanacho scores in comeback win for Leicester City
    Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho, is finally off the mark as he got his first Premier League goal for Leicester City in their comeback 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday at the Kings Power stadium. Mathias Jorgensen had put Huddersfield ahead early, but Leicester came back flying as Iheanacho made it 1-1 in the first […]

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  • US Won't Hesitate to Impose Sanctions Over Fuel to N. Korea
    The U.S. State Department said Saturday that Washington would not wait to impose sanctions on any shippers helping to get fuel to North Korea, in an apparent warning to Russia days after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations accused Moscow of cheating on the measures. North Korea continues to employ tactics to evade U.N. sanctions, Heather Nauert, the State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement, adding that U.N. member states are required to...
  • Hundreds Mark Hurricane Anniversary Near Trump Resort
    Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way to a rally a few miles away to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. Despite the scorching hot sun, hundreds of activists showed up at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Buses full of protesters...
  • Arizona Congressman Blasts Siblings Who Endorsed Opponent
    Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who ask voters to usher Paul Gosar out of office because he has broken with the family’s values. They do not elaborate. They previously condemned the congressman’s false accusation in 2017 that wealthy Democratic...
  • Senate Panel Adviser, Facing Harassment Allegations, Steps Aside
    A communications adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee's response to allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down over allegations of his own sexual misconduct. A spokesman for the committee said Saturday that Garrett Ventry, 29, had resigned as an aide to committee Chairman Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican. Ventry was "one of several temporary staff brought on to assist in the committee's...
  • Comcast Outbids Fox With $40B Offer for Sky
    Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky after offering 30.6 billion pounds ($40 billion) for the British broadcaster, in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group. U.S. cable giant Comcast bid 17.28 pounds a share for control of London-listed Sky, bettering a 15.67 offer by Fox, the Takeover Panel said in a  statement shortly after final bids were made Saturday. Comcast's final offer was...
  • US Agency Proposes Curb on Immigrants Seeking Public Assistance
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Saturday announced a proposal that would seek to ensure that those looking to enter and remain in the United States "will not be reliant on public benefits," such as aid programs for nutrition, prescription drugs or housing. In an online statement, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the department would be seeking public comment on the proposed rule in an effort to be transparent. "This proposed rule will...
  • Tornado Cuts Power to Hundreds of Thousands in Ottawa
    Hundreds of thousands of people were stranded without power in and around the Canadian capital of Ottawa on Saturday after a tornado touched down twice, destroying some houses and ripping the roofs off others. High winds also battered the region, and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said it could be days before electricity was fully restored. At least six people were injured. "It's in the top two or three traumatic events that have affected our city,"...
  • Maldives Leader Expected to Cement Grip on Power in Election
    Maldives President Abdulla Yameen is expected to cement his grip on power in an election on Sunday that opposition and international groups have criticized for a lack of transparency and the suppression of dissent. The Indian Ocean nation of 400,000 people has become a theater of rivalry between its traditional partner India and China, which has backed Yameen's infrastructure drive, as well as the United States and European nations concerned...
  • Report: Ex-White House Aide Revises Flynn Conversation Account
    An ex-White House official has revised a previous statement by telling investigators that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have referred to sanctions when they discussed his calls with a former Russian envoy, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. K.T. McFarland's statement revised an earlier assertion to FBI agents that sanctions on Russia did not come up when she spoke to Flynn in December 2016 about his calls with...
  • UK PM's Team Makes Plans for Snap Election
    British Prime Minister Theresa May's aides have begun contingency planning for a snap election in November to save both Brexit and her job, the Sunday Times reported. The newspaper said that two senior members of May's Downing Street political team began "war-gaming" an autumn vote to win public backing for a new plan, after her Brexit proposals were criticized at a summit in Salzburg last week. Downing Street was not immediately available to comment on the...