Court strikes out PDP case seeking to disqualify Tinubu and Obi for swapping running mates

PLANS by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to nullify the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi for substituting their running mates have failed an after an Abuja high court struck out a suit asking that the two candidates be barred.

 

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Traditional kingmakers to present all 65 candidates for Alaafin of Oyo to ifa oracle

MEMBERS of the Oyo traditional council of chiefs popularly known as the Oyomesi have decided to present all the 65 princes jostling for the position of Alaafin of Oyo before the Ifa deity so it can pick the next monarch.

 

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QPR's Leon Balogun out of Algeria friendly after picking up knock in league game

QUEENS Park Rangers (QPR) centreback Leon Balogun will miss Nigeria's forthcoming friendly game against the Desert Foxed of Algeria taking plate on September 27 after picking up am injury which has led to him being replaced with Sochaux's Valentine Ozornwafor.

 

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I hope Prof Osinbajo arrived with a 10-point wishlist from President Buhari asking for reparations from slavery

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[1] Do you know that Nigeria is the only country on the world that had three slave shipping ports? We had Calabar, Lagos and Badagry, all if which shipped human cargo to the New World in mega quantities. It is crystal clear that without Nigeria there simply would never have been the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade or the global industrial buying and selling of human cargo

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Nigerian rail services under threat as spiralling diesel costs quadruple cost of running trains

NIGERIA'S flagship Lagos-Ibadan train service is under severe financial threat after recently released figures showed that escalating diesel costs threaten to derail the programme as the Nigeria Railway Corporation's (NRC) costs are 135.3% higher than revenue.

 

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Huriwa lashes out at Buhari and Osinbajo for attending UN meeting and queen's funeral at the same time

CIVIL society group Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (Huriwa) has lashed out at the government for allowing both President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Professor Yemi Osinbajo to be away from the country at the same time.

 

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Arsenal's Nigeria-eligible Ethan Nwaneri becomes youngest ever Premier league player

NIGERIA-eligible midfielder Ethan Nwaneri has become the youngest ever footballer to feature in the English Premier League after he came on for Arsenal today during their match against Brentford aged 15 years and 181 days old.

 

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With world leaders arriving in London, President Buhari should be pushing for bilateral agreements on the sidelines with industrialised nations 

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[1] Our insecurity crisis has spiralled out of control. We need a whole mechanised division of the Nigerian Army trained into a commando unit of special forces up to the standards of say the US Navy Seals or British SAS. They must become the world’s leading force at hostage rescue

[2] We need at least $10bn invested in cattle ranches, dairy plants, animal feed compounders and leather factories to address our chronic Fulani herdsman crisis

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56 Nigerians are among 6,743 Britons who died between 1996 and 2021 with no known family members

BRITAIN has released a list of 56 Nigerians who are among a total of 6,743 persons who died between 1996 and 2021 with unclaimed estates and no known family members coming forward who their assets can be transferred to.

 

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Peserio sticks with old guard as he invites 25 for Algeria friendly but surprisingly omits Aribo

SUPER Eagles head coach José Peseiro has opted to keep faith with the old guard calling up 25 players for Nigeria's forthcoming friendly against Algeria's Desert Foxes on September 27 with many of his invitees not having seen action so far this season.

 

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