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Ex-soccer star Romario bids to be governor

Former soccer star and Brazilian Senator Romario on Saturday launched a bid to become governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, putting tackling violence at the forefront of his campaign.

Lionel Messi misses Barcelona match for baby’s birth

Lionel Messi has pulled out of Barcelona’s squad for Saturday’s La Liga match at Malaga with reports saying the birth of his third child is imminent.

Dapchi 110: The tragedy of a nation

Karma is a bitch. Poetic justice is a bastard. Both have combined to wrong-foot the incumbent Buhari administration to make it look like a big mistake and an act of misjudgment by the Nigerian electorate.

Remi Tinubu: Asiwaju was ‘trashed’ after APC won 2015 polls

Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has decried that her husband was “trashed” after the party won the 2015 elections.

Changing Nigeria not easy task – Asiwaju Tinubu

A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, said evolving “true change’’ in the country as promised by the party is not an easy task.

Governance as a relay race

I first met Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode early May 2014 somewhere in Victoria Island, Lagos. We had just launched TheCable online newspaper. We ran a story — “The man who would be next Lagos governor” — which surprised him, for it was not yet public knowledge that he was going to throw his hat in the ring.

2018 Budget: Bwari area council proposes over N4.7 billion

The Chairman Bwari Area Council, Mr Musa Dikko, on Thursday in Abuja presented the council’s 2018 budget proposal of over N4.7 billion to members of the Council’s Legislative.

My govt won’t tolerate barbaric acts – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to refrain from attacks and wanton killing of people, noting that his administration would not tolerate these barbaric acts.

Ekiti APGA tasks INEC on proper sensitisation of corps members

The Ekiti State Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr Rufus Alabi, has called on INEC to ensure National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members that would be deployed as ad hoc staff in the upcoming gubernatorial election in the state are properly sensitised.

How I was inspired to champion campaign against corruption – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Addis Ababa described corruption as one of the greatest evils of our time.

Change must begin with restructuring – South-south leaders

Political and traditional leaders in the South-south said yesterday in Port Harcourt that the federal government must address the issue of restructuring of the federation if it is serious about its profession of change. The leaders declared this at a summit organised by the Project Nigeria Movement.

Ex-President Obasanjo lauds Buhari over fight against corruption, insurgency

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his achievements in fighting corruption and insurgency.

2019: President Buhari’s defeat imminent – Ex-Rep Bitrus Kaze

Former member of the House of Representatives, Bitrus Kaze, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to abandon any ambition to contest the 2019 presidential election.

President Buhari surrounded by wicked, satanic cabal – Fr. Ejike Mbaka

Catholic priest and founder of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Reverend Fr. Ejike Mbaka, on Sunday night, took a hard look at the nation’s hydra-headed problems and came to the conclusion that President Muhammadu Buhari is surrounded by “wicked and satanic cabals.”


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North Korea to halt nuclear testing during talks with US

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Zimbabwe: ‘Charismatic’ lawyer and pastor Nelson Chamisa to challenge military-backed Emmerson Mnangagwa

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Olusoji Fasuba laments shortage of Nigerian sprinters at world stage

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Angola’s ex-leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos to quit as ruling party boss

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