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Super Eagles handler, Gernot Rohr says Odion Ighalo has justified his selection to the team with his performance in Saturdays 4-0 win over Libya. 


Khabib Nurmagomedov has called out Floyd Mayweather Jr after successfully defending his UFC lightweight title against Conor McGregor.


The University of Port Harcourt is set to host the 14th West Africa Universities Games (WAUG) billed for October 31 to November 12 at the University's Sports Complex in Port Harcourt, River State.


 

Nineteen people, including children have died in an accident in Turkey.

 


A second wave of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where an initial outbreak has already killed a hundred and twenty-five people.


In the meantime, Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in the South East have said they were not aware that the party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji ATIKU ABUBAKAR, had picked former Anambra State governor, PETER OBI as running mate.

 

This was the outcome of a meeting of the PDP Leaders including Governors IFEANYI UGWUANYI of Enugu State, DAVE UMAHI of Ebonyi and OKEZIE IKPEAZU of Abia state as well as Deputy Senate President IKE EKWEREMADU, former House of Representatives Speaker EMEKA IHEDIOHA, former Abia state Governor THEODORE ORJI and former Ebonyi state Governor SAM EGWU, among others.

 

The leaders said the report of OBI’s nomination remains a rumour to them.

 

They said it was embarrassing that the running mate of former Vice President ATIKU ABUBAKAR was announced via Social media.

 

South East Zonal Chairman of PDP, AUSTIN UMAHI said leaders of the region should have been consulted before selecting PETER OBI.

 


PRESIDENCY EXPLAINS BAN

Published in World News October 15 2018 0

The Presidency has explained that the cases of most of those affected by the travel ban on fifty prominent Nigerians started before the present administration.

 

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, GARBA SHEHU, explained this to newsmen following the criticism that trailed his Saturday announcement of the travel ban.

 

SHEHU explained that the high profile cases have been ongoing for between seven to ten years with no end in sight.

 

He explained further that the essence of the Executive Order six was to make for speedy trials and conclusion of graft cases.

 

He argued that the access to the resources by the suspects had enabled them to be in a position to sometime compromise investigation, prosecution and trial.

 

 


Wife of the President, AISHA BUHARI, has faulted the manner in which some of the primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress was conducted.

 

AISHA particularly criticized the National Chairman of APC, ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE, who she accused of allowing impunity under his watch.

 

The Wife of the President made her position known in a series of tweets she posted on her verified Twitter handle, @aishambuhari.

 

She regretted that OSHIOMHOLE, despite his activism background, could allow such conduct under his leadership.

 

The President’s wife, whose brother contested the governorship primary in Adamawa State and lost to the incumbent, however, did not mention the specific cases she was referring to.


Rivers State Governor, NYESOM WIKE has declared that all Nigerians irrespective of political affiliation must work to remove the current administration in 2019. Governor WIKE said this when the PDP Presidential Candidate and Former Vice President ATIKU ABUBAKAR visited him at the Government House Port Harcourt. Governor WIKE said that all PDP leaders and well-meaning Nigerians have a duty to form a united front to sack the failed APC Federal Government.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the Portugal squad for upcoming matches against Poland and Scotland, amid ongoing rape allegations in the United States.


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