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Spain rescues 250 migrants in Mediterranean

Spanish authorities said they rescued over 250 migrants, including children, on Saturday who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe. “We saved 251 people from five improvised vessels all in the Alboran Sea,” Spain’s mariti

Eid-el-kabir: Buyers complain about high prices of ram in FCT

Some buyers of ram in the Federal Capital Territory are groaning about the “high prices’’ of the sacrificial animal in major markets as the Eid-el-Kabir celebration draws nearer, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Eid-el-Kabir is an annual Islamic
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Eid-el-kabir: Buyers complain about high prices of ram in FCT

Some buyers of ram in the Federal Capital Territory are groaning about the “high prices’’ of the sacrificial animal in major markets as the Eid-el-Kabir celebration draws nearer, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Eid-el-Kabir is an annual Islamic festival of ram sacrifice practiced by Muslims globally. A NAN correspondent who visited the Deidei […]

Three die, 18 injured as bus plunges off the road

Three people were killed and 18 wounded in southeastern Poland when a bus with Ukrainian tourists headed for Austria plunged off the road, emergency services said on Saturday. READ ALSO: Excellent ways good sex makes marriage stronger (1) The bus had been tr
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Three die, 18 injured as bus plunges off the road

Three people were killed and 18 wounded in southeastern Poland when a bus with Ukrainian tourists headed for Austria plunged off the road, emergency services said on Saturday. READ ALSO: Excellent ways good sex makes marriage stronger (1) The bus had been travelling from the Ukrainian city of Lviv to Vienna late Friday when it missed […]

BREAKING: Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan dies

Former United Nations, Secretary General, Kofi Annan has died. The news was broken on his Twitter handle. The Nobel Laureate died after a brief illness. See tweet: It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Ko
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BREAKING: Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan dies

Former United Nations, Secretary General, Kofi Annan has died. The news was broken on his Twitter handle. The Nobel Laureate died after a brief illness. See tweet: It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace […]

Child victims of Congo’s Ebola outbreak need ‘special care’ – UNICEF

The ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has particularly affected children, the United Nations Children’s Fund has said. The outbreak in North Kivu Province was declared on August 1, and the UN children
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Child victims of Congo’s Ebola outbreak need ‘special care’ – UNICEF

The ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has particularly affected children, the United Nations Children’s Fund has said. The outbreak in North Kivu Province was declared on August 1, and the UN children’s agency reported that more than 50 youngsters have lost their parents to Ebola. […]

Defectors from APC are angry Buhari is not sharing money –Nabena, APC spokesperson

In this interview with John Alechenu, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena, speaks about the party’s insistence on the removal of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, defections from the APC and othe
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Defectors from APC are angry Buhari is not sharing money –Nabena, APC spokesperson

In this interview with John Alechenu, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena, speaks about the party’s insistence on the removal of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, defections from the APC and other national issues The only reason many people believe is responsible for the gale of defection […]

Namibian president slams critics of African leaders

Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, on Saturday strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West saying there was undue pressure on the continent. “People have an attitude about Africa,” Geingob s
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Namibian president slams critics of African leaders

Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, on Saturday strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West saying there was undue pressure on the continent. “People have an attitude about Africa,” Geingob said in an interview with the French radio network RFI. “Things that they want Africans to do… […]

Demolition of my N800m music house politically motivated –Yinka Ayefele

Ademola Olonilua and Timileyin Akinkahunsi Popular singer, Yinka Ayefele, is in the news again and this time it is because his property which is estimated at over N800m is on the verge of being demolished by the Oyo State government. READ ALSO: We’ve put
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Demolition of my N800m music house politically motivated –Yinka Ayefele

Ademola Olonilua and Timileyin Akinkahunsi Popular singer, Yinka Ayefele, is in the news again and this time it is because his property which is estimated at over N800m is on the verge of being demolished by the Oyo State government. READ ALSO: We’ve put a curse on anyone who takes our girls abroad for sex trade […]

Oil mogul, Abiodun, joins Ogun governorship race

Samuel Awoyinfa , Abeokuta oil business magnate and entrepreneur, Dapo Abiodun, has expressed his intention to vie for the governorship of Ogun State in the 2019 elections. Abiodun, who made the declaration during a press briefing in his house in Iperu-Remo,
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Oil mogul, Abiodun, joins Ogun governorship race

Samuel Awoyinfa , Abeokuta oil business magnate and entrepreneur, Dapo Abiodun, has expressed his intention to vie for the governorship of Ogun State in the 2019 elections. Abiodun, who made the declaration during a press briefing in his house in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State on Friday, exuded confidence that he would be the next governor of […]

2019 elections won’t be postponed despite budget delay – INEC chairman

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday said that contrary to media reports, there were no discrepancies in the commission’s budget currently before NASS. He also said that despi
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2019 elections won’t be postponed despite budget delay – INEC chairman

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday said that contrary to media reports, there were no discrepancies in the commission’s budget currently before NASS. He also said that despite the seeming delay in passing the budget proposal, the elections would not be postponed. According to the […]

Defection crisis: I’ll remain in PDP, Ortom insists

John Charles, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Friday said no amount of gang-up against him within the Peoples Democratic Party would compel him to consider leaving the party for another political party. There have been insinuations that the go
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Defection crisis: I’ll remain in PDP, Ortom insists

John Charles, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Friday said no amount of gang-up against him within the Peoples Democratic Party would compel him to consider leaving the party for another political party. There have been insinuations that the governor may defect from the PDP to the Social Democratic Party due to the […]

APC, Senate caucus consider Lawan, Adamu, Ndume for Saraki’s seat

John  Alechenu and Leke Baiyewu The All Progressives Congress and its Senate caucus are considering no fewer than  three senators  to replace the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. The APC, since the defection of Saraki
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APC, Senate caucus consider Lawan, Adamu, Ndume for Saraki’s seat

John  Alechenu and Leke Baiyewu The All Progressives Congress and its Senate caucus are considering no fewer than  three senators  to replace the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. The APC, since the defection of Saraki to the Peoples Democratic Party, has been calling for  his resignation, threatening that the […]

2019 polls budget: National Assembly panel suspends deliberations indefinitely

John Alechenu and John Ameh The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday suspended indefinitely, deliberations on the N189bn budget submitted by the commission for the conduct of 2019 elections. The C
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2019 polls budget: National Assembly panel suspends deliberations indefinitely

John Alechenu and John Ameh The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday suspended indefinitely, deliberations on the N189bn budget submitted by the commission for the conduct of 2019 elections. The Committee Chairman, Suleiman Nazif, who announced the indefinite suspension at the end of the panel’s meeting, however, […]

Messi’s brother sentenced to 30-month jail for illegal firearms possession

Matias Messi, the older brother of Lionel Messi has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail on Thursday, for the illegal possession of firearms. The older Messi will however not spend any time in jail, as his sentence has been commuted to community se
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Messi’s brother sentenced to 30-month jail for illegal firearms possession

Matias Messi, the older brother of Lionel Messi has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail on Thursday, for the illegal possession of firearms. The older Messi will however not spend any time in jail, as his sentence has been commuted to community service, reports Soccer Laduma. READ ALSO: Falconets’ quarter-final exit a bitter […]

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship for refusing to shake hands with others

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple’s bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. The municipality said it refused to grant the couple’s citizenship application over their la
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Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship for refusing to shake hands with others

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple’s bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. The municipality said it refused to grant the couple’s citizenship application over their lack of respect for gender equality, Lausanne mayor Gregoire Junod told AFP. He said a […]

FIFA threatens four clubs with points deductions for not paying players

Four clubs — two in Qatar, one in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one in Iran — have been fined and threatened with points deductions, FIFA said on Friday. The world football governing body said in a statement that the clubs were being sanctioned for i
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FIFA threatens four clubs with points deductions for not paying players

Four clubs — two in Qatar, one in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one in Iran — have been fined and threatened with points deductions, FIFA said on Friday. The world football governing body said in a statement that the clubs were being sanctioned for ignoring orders to pay “overdue’’ amounts to players The […]

My wife asked our children to beat me, man tells court

Chief Ademola Odunade, President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Friday dissolved a 23 years marriage between one Ayodotun Olumeka and Chukwudi Olumeka, over threat to life and extra-marital affairs. Odunade held that the society was undergoing a terr
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My wife asked our children to beat me, man tells court

Chief Ademola Odunade, President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Friday dissolved a 23 years marriage between one Ayodotun Olumeka and Chukwudi Olumeka, over threat to life and extra-marital affairs. Odunade held that the society was undergoing a terrible experience in moral decadence especially among husbands and wives. He also condemned a situation […]

Klopp willing to let Liverpool’s fringe players leave

Jurgen Klopp admits he is willing to allow some of Liverpool’s fringe players to leave before the end of the August. Reds boss Klopp splashed out £160 million ($203.8 million) on Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri before the Premie
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Klopp willing to let Liverpool’s fringe players leave

Jurgen Klopp admits he is willing to allow some of Liverpool’s fringe players to leave before the end of the August. Reds boss Klopp splashed out £160 million ($203.8 million) on Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri before the Premier League transfer window closed last week. Those deals mean Liverpool are open to […]

BREAKING: We didn’t pay a dime to free Dapchi girls, FG counters UN report

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Federal Government has insisted that it did not pay any ransom to secure the release of the Dapchi girls. In a statement issued in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, challenged an
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BREAKING: We didn’t pay a dime to free Dapchi girls, FG counters UN report

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Federal Government has insisted that it did not pay any ransom to secure the release of the Dapchi girls. In a statement issued in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, challenged anyone who has any evidence of payment to publish such. SEE ALSO: FG paid […]

Bomb scare: Passenger jet carrying 250 people makes emergency landing

A German passenger jet carrying 250 people was forced to make an emergency landing on the Greek island of Crete Thursday after a bomb scare, local police said. “The pilot asked the control tower at Chania airport after receiving information that suggest
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Bomb scare: Passenger jet carrying 250 people makes emergency landing

A German passenger jet carrying 250 people was forced to make an emergency landing on the Greek island of Crete Thursday after a bomb scare, local police said. “The pilot asked the control tower at Chania airport after receiving information that suggested there were explosives on board,” a police official in Crete told AFP. VIDEO: […]

ICYMI: Businessman loses N177.5m to Chinese fraudster, sues bank

Oladimeji Ramon A Nigerian businessman, Umegelo Emmanuel, has dragged Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere after being allegedly swindled out of his N177, 500, 000 by a Chinese, whose name, was given only as Ms Muna. The busin
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ICYMI: Businessman loses N177.5m to Chinese fraudster, sues bank

Oladimeji Ramon A Nigerian businessman, Umegelo Emmanuel, has dragged Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere after being allegedly swindled out of his N177, 500, 000 by a Chinese, whose name, was given only as Ms Muna. The businessman is urging the court to compel Zenith Bank to  pay him […]

Media isn’t people’s enemy, U.S. Senate tells President Trump

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday, rebuking President Donald Trump’s statement that the news media is “the enemy of the people”. The Republican-led Senate, in the unanimous resolution across the aisles, affirmed that the news m
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Media isn’t people’s enemy, U.S. Senate tells President Trump

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday, rebuking President Donald Trump’s statement that the news media is “the enemy of the people”. The Republican-led Senate, in the unanimous resolution across the aisles, affirmed that the news media is not the enemy of the people. The Senate affirmed its commitment to protecting freedom of […]

Poor men love big breasts, the rich prefer them smaller –Study

Rich men love women with small breasts, the poor love those with big bust, study says. There has always been the wonder of whether men prefer a bigger breasted women, or a women with a smaller chest. And it turns out, it all comes down to how much money they
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Poor men love big breasts, the rich prefer them smaller –Study

Rich men love women with small breasts, the poor love those with big bust, study says. There has always been the wonder of whether men prefer a bigger breasted women, or a women with a smaller chest. And it turns out, it all comes down to how much money they earn! Two studies dating back […]

Husband approves of wife’s affair with younger lover

A Finnish woman has started dating a younger man with her husband’s blessing and the trio are already planning how to move in together. Sarra-Maria Karlstrom-Rantala, 32, was married to her husband, Ville, for a decade when she met Jani, her younger lo
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Husband approves of wife’s affair with younger lover

A Finnish woman has started dating a younger man with her husband’s blessing and the trio are already planning how to move in together. Sarra-Maria Karlstrom-Rantala, 32, was married to her husband, Ville, for a decade when she met Jani, her younger lover reports Mirror UK. Sarra then decided she was polyandrous and would be married […]

Landlords in Osun urge Aregbesola to pay their N2bn compensation

Members of the Association of Landlords and Shop Owners in Osun whose buildings were demolished due to road projects have appealed to Governor Rauf Aregbesola to expedite action on the payment of their N2bn compensation. The association, at a press conferenc
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Landlords in Osun urge Aregbesola to pay their N2bn compensation

Members of the Association of Landlords and Shop Owners in Osun whose buildings were demolished due to road projects have appealed to Governor Rauf Aregbesola to expedite action on the payment of their N2bn compensation. The association, at a press conference on Thursday in Osogbo, said it had been pleading with the state government for […]

Trump, Obama, Clinton, others pay tribute to Aretha Franlkin

American President Donald Trump and two of his predecessors, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have joined the world in paying tributes to the late singer, Aretha Franklin, who died on Thitsday aged 76 after a prolonged battle with cancer. US President Donald Tru
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Trump, Obama, Clinton, others pay tribute to Aretha Franlkin

American President Donald Trump and two of his predecessors, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have joined the world in paying tributes to the late singer, Aretha Franklin, who died on Thitsday aged 76 after a prolonged battle with cancer. US President Donald Trump paid tribute to music icon Aretha Franklin upon her death Thursday as […]

BREAKING: INEC presents certificates to 23 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday presented Certificates of Registration to 23 new political parties in Abuja. Photos and videos from the ceremony were shared on the Twitter handle of the electoral body, @inecnigeria. READ ALSO: VIDEO
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BREAKING: INEC presents certificates to 23 political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday presented Certificates of Registration to 23 new political parties in Abuja. Photos and videos from the ceremony were shared on the Twitter handle of the electoral body, @inecnigeria. READ ALSO: VIDEO: ‘I want to die!’ Illegal cab driver screams, strips naked to escape arrest See tweets: Happening Now… Presentation […]

Kawu Baraje returns to his erstwhile party, PDP

Success Nwogu, Ilorin The leader of the out-phased Reformed All Progressives Congress, Kawu Baraje, has defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party. Baraje, during a media conference in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Thursday, said he will soo
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Kawu Baraje returns to his erstwhile party, PDP

Success Nwogu, Ilorin The leader of the out-phased Reformed All Progressives Congress, Kawu Baraje, has defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party. Baraje, during a media conference in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, on Thursday, said he will soon make a “formal and celebrational” defection in his ward, Baboko in Ilorin. He stated […]

WHO reaffirms commitment to support Nigeria’s fight against Yellow fever

The World Health Organisation  has reaffirmed its commitment to combat Yellow fever in Nigeria with the support of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance. Dr Wondi Alemu, WHO Nigeria Country Representative, disclosed that 12 million doses of Yellow fever vaccines would
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WHO reaffirms commitment to support Nigeria’s fight against Yellow fever

The World Health Organisation  has reaffirmed its commitment to combat Yellow fever in Nigeria with the support of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance. Dr Wondi Alemu, WHO Nigeria Country Representative, disclosed that 12 million doses of Yellow fever vaccines would be donated to Nigeria in 2018 and 19 million in 2019, through the intervention, to support […]

Atletico’s Super Cup win vindicates my decision to stay, Griezmann says

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann says his side’s 4-2 win over Real Madrid to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday vindicates his decision to reject a move to FC Barcelona. The France striker was close to joining double winners Barca for 100 million
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Atletico’s Super Cup win vindicates my decision to stay, Griezmann says

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann says his side’s 4-2 win over Real Madrid to win the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday vindicates his decision to reject a move to FC Barcelona. The France striker was close to joining double winners Barca for 100 million euros (89.5 million pounds) at the end of last season but […]

Three lawmakers charged with treason over stoning of president’s convoy

Three Ugandan lawmakers, who are critics of President Yoweri Museveni, were charged with treason for their alleged role in the stoning of Museveni’s convoy, a charge sheet from a Magistrates’ Court in Gulu showed on Thursday. According to the charge sheet
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Three lawmakers charged with treason over stoning of president’s convoy

Three Ugandan lawmakers, who are critics of President Yoweri Museveni, were charged with treason for their alleged role in the stoning of Museveni’s convoy, a charge sheet from a Magistrates’ Court in Gulu showed on Thursday. According to the charge sheet, the accused “with intent to do harm to the person of the president … […]

BREAKING: Singer Aretha Franklin dies

American soul singer, Aretha Franklin has died. Franklin, who is 76, has battled health problems for several years. She died at the age of 76. She was known for hit songs like “Respect” and “Natural Woman.” She had been trending on soc
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BREAKING: Singer Aretha Franklin dies

American soul singer, Aretha Franklin has died. Franklin, who is 76, has battled health problems for several years. She died at the age of 76. She was known for hit songs like “Respect” and “Natural Woman.” She had been trending on social media this week, as fans prayed for her recovery.

BREAKING: Court halts Saraki’s move to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja An FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio vacant. Justice Othman Musa on Wednesday also ordered Saraki not to impede S
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BREAKING: Court halts Saraki’s move to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja An FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of former Minority Leader of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio vacant. Justice Othman Musa on Wednesday also ordered Saraki not to impede Senator Akpabio’s access to the Senate building or take any action aimed at “overreaching […]

Facebook says it was ‘too slow’ in addressing hate speech

Facebook has been “too slow’’ to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said. The acknowledgement came a day after a Reu
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Facebook says it was ‘too slow’ in addressing hate speech

Facebook has been “too slow’’ to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said. The acknowledgement came a day after a Reuters investigation showed why the company has failed to stem a wave of vitriolic […]

Tambuwal orders compulsory retirement of two Permanent Secretaries

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has ordered the compulsory retirement of two Permanent Secretaries from the state civil service. Mr Abubakar Shekara, the Director General, Media and Public Affairs to the governor disclosed this in a statement issued t
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Tambuwal orders compulsory retirement of two Permanent Secretaries

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has ordered the compulsory retirement of two Permanent Secretaries from the state civil service. Mr Abubakar Shekara, the Director General, Media and Public Affairs to the governor disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday in Sokoto. Shekara said the affected permanent secretaries are Alhaji Suleiman Fulani […]

Hairstylist accuses lawmaker of sleeping with his wife

A Zimbabwean hairstylist, Obey Bangizai, 28, has accused one of the country’s lawmakers, Job Sikhala, of having a romantic affair with his wife, Lydia Nyamidzi, 24, during his 2018 harmonised election campaigns. Bangizai said, his wife, Nyamidzi had
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Hairstylist accuses lawmaker of sleeping with his wife

A Zimbabwean hairstylist, Obey Bangizai, 28, has accused one of the country’s lawmakers, Job Sikhala, of having a romantic affair with his wife, Lydia Nyamidzi, 24, during his 2018 harmonised election campaigns. Bangizai said, his wife, Nyamidzi had a secret phone at home with which she called Sikhala and planned their meetings at Mubaiwa Hotel in Chitungwiza’s […]

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