NIGERIAN NATIONAL TEAM LOSES ASSISTANT COACH

Late Assistant Coach of Sand Eagles, Chukwuma Agbo. Source: Twitter The Nigeria Football Federal, on Wednesday, announced the death of Chukwuma Agbo, who until his death, was the Assistant coach of the Beach Soccer Eagles. On their verified Twitter handle, NFF described the death of Agbo as “another painful loss”. NFF tweeted, “Yet another painful loss! We are sad to hear of the passing of Assistant Coach of our Beach Soccer National team, the Super Sand Eagles, Chukwuma Agbo. Our prayers are with his family at this time. May his soul…

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BUHARI INAUGURATES 8 NEWLY APPOINTED PERMANENT SECRETARIES

John Ameh President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated eight newly-appointed Permanent Secretaries. Buhari performed the ceremonies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, shortly before he began presiding over the Federal Executive Council meeting normally held on Wednesdays. The new permanent secretaries are Mohammed Dikwa (Borno), Ajani Madaline (Delta), Olumuyiwa Enitan (Osun), Festus Yesufu Dawodu (Nasarawa). The list also includes, Bakare Wadinga (Adamawa), Babatunde Lawal (Lagos), Ernest Afolabi Umahi (Edo) and Nnamdi Maurice (Imo). The President asked them to be dedicated to duty and help the Federal Government in the execution of its…

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BOKO HARAM KILLS 14 LOGGERS IN BORNO

At least 14 people were killed when Boko Haram jihadists attacked loggers in northeastern Nigeria, members of a militia force told AFP Wednesday. The group came under attack on Monday in Koshebe forest, 10 kilometres (six miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, militia leader Babakura Kolo said. The assailants were supporters of a long-time factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, he said. “We have recovered a total of 14 bodies from the scene of the attack and we are still looking for four more,” Kolo said. :“We recovered nine…

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GUNMEN IN SUV KILL IMO APC CHAIRMAN

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Gunmen suspected to be political killers have shot dead the All Progressives Congress chairman in Logara/Umuohiagu Ward in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State. Our correspondent gathered on Wednesday that the deceased, Ifeanyi Ozoemena, was shot dead on Tuesday night two hours after he had finished presiding over a meeting of his party in the ward, in preparation for the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly polls billed for Saturday. According to eyewitnesses, the APC Ward chairman was shot dead in his house in front…

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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS FOR ATIKU

Friday Olokor, Abuja The National Chairman/presidential candidate of the National Interest Party, Ms. Eunice Atuejide, on Wednesday stepped down for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, barely four days to the rescheduled elections. Atuejide is of the opinion that Atiku will select a government that will include the best Nigerians from every corner of the country. In a statement in Abuja, the former presidential hopeful adduced five reasons why she was stepping down for Atiku, adding that when she set out to contest for the presidency…

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SEE BURATAI’S REACTION TO ATIKU’S STATEMENT THAT SOLDIERS SHOULD DISOBEY BUHARI’S ORDER

Asking us to disobey Buhari’s directive on ballot box snatching unfortunate ― Buratai .Says ex-VP’s statement not expected from somebody who wants to be president .Asks PDP presidential candidate to withdraw statement, apologise .Tasks Army personnel to fully obey president’s order By Joseph Erunke THE Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, Wednesday, picked hole in Tuesday’s statement attributed to the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, asking the Nigerian Army to disregard President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive they they deal ruthlessly…

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HOW 4MIL DOLLAR TRANSACTION PUT ATIKU’S MAN IN TROUBLE

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) is reported to have arrested an associate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate,Atiku Abubakar, over alleged laundering of $4 million. The money is termed “suspicious election cash”, the Nation said. The arrest followed an intelligence report on a suspicious transaction by a Bureau De Change (BDC) operator. The Nation had exclusively reported how the PDP reportedly allocated $3million each for “logistics” to its 36 state branches and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Most Bureau De Change operators and banks have, however,…

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KEBBI ELECTION MATERIALS MISTAKENLY TAKEN TO KADUNA – INEC

Some of the sensitive election materials meant for the Saturday elections in Kebbi State were “mistakenly” taken to Kaduna State and those meant for Katsina were brought to Kebbi, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kebbi State, Ahmad Mahmud has said. The REC, during his interactions with journalists after inspecting the elections sensitive materials at the Central Bank of Nigeria’s state office in Birnin Kebbi, said “Two of our forms-EC 8D1 and EC 8E1 were mistakenly taken to Kaduna and that of Katsina was brought to Kebbi. “We discover it…

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