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William Troost-Ekong has taken to social media to say his goodbyes to Serie A club Udinese as he nears a switch to Championship side Watford.

Super Eagles star bids Serie A club goodbye as Watford switch nears

William Troost-Ekong has taken to social media to say his goodbyes to Serie A club Udinese as he nears a switch to Championship side Watford.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.6

Edo election: Presiding officers, observer commend electoral process

Some Presiding Officers in the Sept.19, governorship election in Edo and an international Observer team, Centre for Strategic Conflict Management, have commended the peaceful electoral process in Oredo Ward 4.
YIAGA Africa

Edo election: YIAGA builds capacity of 543 observers

With six days left for the Edo governorship election, an election observer, Yiaga Africa, Sunday, expressed readiness by building the capacity of 543 observers that would be deployed to all 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State.

PDP: Allegation of assassination by Comade Oshomhole ‘childish, preposterous, irresponsible’

The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as preposterous and irresponsible, the claim that Tuesday’s accident involving the convoy of former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, was an assassination attempt.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the conference that the world “must work together to build an impregnable shield around all our people”.

Report: British premier faces pressure after virus U-turns

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces growing unease in his own Conservative party over his response to the coronavirus pandemic, a report said on Sunday.

Gombe commissioner, others react to death of ex-NAN Boss

Alhaji Ibrahim Kwami, Gombe State Commissioner for Information has expressed great sadness at the news of the passing on of Malam Wada Maida, the former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria.
YIAGA Africa

Kogi elections: Yiaga Africa wants polls cancelled

An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says his four-year spell as a youngster at Manchester United made him into the player he is today.

Gerard Pique: Manchester United spell made me the player I am

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says his four-year spell as a youngster at Manchester United made him into the player he is today.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Jonathan tackles David Cameron on Chibok girls, others

I read the comments by former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, in his new book, For the Record, in which he accused me and the Nigerian Government, which I headed, of corruption and rejecting the help of the British Government in rescuing the Chibok Girls, who were kidnapped on April 14, 2014.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC carpets Akwa Ibom monarchs over alleged partisanship

Akwa Ibom State chapter of All progressives Congress (APC) has taken the traditional rulers in the state to the cleaners over alleged meddlesomeness in the politics of the state, and support for Governor Udom Emmanuel led administration.
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UK government working ‘on assumption of no-deal Brexit’

The new British government is working on the assumption that the European Union will not renegotiate its agreement with the United Kingdom over the country's exit from the bloc, according to senior ministers who said preparations are being stepped up for a "no-deal" withdrawal on October 31.
Donald Trump

London, New York mayors reject Donald Trump’s ‘childish insults’

The mayors of London and New York on Monday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump, joining a Twitter spat after he opened a visit to Britain by calling them “dumb and incompetent.”
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Elections: CODE tasks INEC on performance review

Connected Development (CODE), a civil society organisation and an INEC accredited observer, has condemned, in the strongest of terms, the wave of violence that plagued the supplementary elections that held in Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Benue and Nasarawa States.
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President Buhari’s address after receiving his Certificate of Return

I am grateful to God for sparing our lives to witness another milestone in Nigeria’s democratic development – namely conclusion of the Presidential election in an overwhelmingly peaceful manner.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected to lead Africa’s most populous country for an additional four years.

President Buhari: I’m grateful to Nigerians for re-electing me

President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked Nigerians for giving him another opportunity to lead the country in the next four years.

Voting peaceful amidst large turnout in Sokoto

Voting in the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly in going on peacefully in Sokoto State with large turnout of voters.

INEC accredits CODER to monitor 2019 elections

The Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER) has been granted accreditation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the 2019 Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly elections.
Gbenga Olawepo Hashim

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim writes INEC, seeks further extension of polls date

Third Force Presidential candidate running on the People’s Trust (PT) platform, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has written the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, requesting a further extension of the Presidential and National Assembly elections because the one week extension is rather too short to conclude the stated enormous logistics requirement for the polls.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

Nigeria records 118 new virus infections

Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 118 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the country to 61,558, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

#EndSARS: The generation that said ‘Enough’

The poem quoted above: “The Second Coming” by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1919) is probably one of the most adapted and quoted poems in world literature, and in politics and culture, to describe moments of anxiety, uncertainty and a seeming “slouching towards” chaos and anarchy in any community.
Vijay Sethupathi withdraws from the project after cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan warns him of backlash from Tamils over Sri Lankan civil war.

Indian actor quits Sri Lanka cricket legend’s biopic after uproar

Vijay Sethupathi withdraws from the project after cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan warns him of backlash from Tamils over Sri Lankan civil war.
There has been a jailbreak at the correctional centre in Benin, Edo state, with a number of prisoners escaping from the facility.

Jail break: Lawyer wants Benin prisons closed

With the dust over the jail break at Oko Prison in Benin City on Monday yet to settle down, a Human rights lawyer Jefferson Uwoghiren, has called for the immediate closure of all the prison houses located inside the ancient city of Benin, Edo state capital.

Four die, 12 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway crash

Four persons on Monday died, while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries in a lone accident involving a Mazda bus around Isara bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.