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Ex-Minister Osotimehin dies at 68

Former Nigeria’s Health Minister, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin is dead. He died on Sunday at 68. He was the Executive Director of UNFPA. His death has been confirmed by family and UNFPA sources. A two paragraph statement issued on Monday by Dr. Babajide Osotimehin on behalf of the family, said the UNFPA’s boss died on Sunday. The family said that the ... Read More »

Shocker: Ex-Newcastle star, Chieck Tiote, slumps, dies in China

Former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has died aged 30 after collapsing during training in China, a spokesman for the player has announced. The Ivory Coast international spent seven years at the Tyneside club, making 138 league appearances. He joined Chinese Second-tier club, Beijing Enterprises in February. “It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away ... Read More »

“Hamburger”‘s death: Lagos bans NURTW in Oshodi

Following the violence that led to the death of a leader of Motorcycle Operators’ Association of Lagos State (MOALS) in Oshodi, Alhaji Rasaq Bello popularly known as Hamburger, the State Government on Monday suspended activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in all the seven branches in the area indefinitely. The affected branches are LOB A, LOB ... Read More »

Dokpesi, Nwanyanwu, others float new Party

Chairman emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ‎High Chief Raymond Dokpesi alongside a former Chairman of the Labour Party, LP, Mr. Dan Nwanyawu, have floated a new party, Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Abuj. According to the founders. the aim of the party is to oust the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, ... Read More »

Abracadabra!Governor”Spirit”Yahaya Bello’s name disappears from INEC Register

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s  who last week stated that it must have been his spirit that did double registration, can now heave a sigh of relief as his name has mysteriously disappeared from the voters register. Bello’s name has been delisted, but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has a photograph showing how he was registered at the Government ... Read More »

“Why Lagos APC Adopted Indirect Elections For Primaries”-Afikuyomi

Chairman, State Election Committee 2017 of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi has given reason for the adoption of Indirect Elections for the Primaries because it was allowed by the parties constitution and it was the best way to select candidates who can complement the work of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. In Press Statement made available to journalists, Senator Afikuyomi ... Read More »

Osinbajo to critics “Stop The Rumour, I have Muslims as top aides”

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has denied pursuing a religious and ethnic agenda in his choice of individuals for federal appointments. He particularly denied favouring members of his church, the Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria (RCCG), and his kinsmen from the South- West in critical appointments in his office and federal agencies. Osinbajo stated that most senior positions in his office ... Read More »

APC Sweeps Benue LG polls

The Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) announced on Sunday that the All Progressive Congress (APC), had won all the 23 local government chairmanship seats in the elections held on Saturday. It also announced that the party won all the councillorship positions, with some of the candidates returned unopposed. BSIEC chairman John Tsuwa who declared the results in Makurdi, however, ... Read More »