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Ex-President Jonathan: Babangida Aliyu a pathetic fellow

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, last night, described a former governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, as a despicable fellow, who resorted to lies and half-truths to try to remain politically relevant.
A refrigerated trailer serving as a temporary morgue at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times

New York’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 9/11

As New York City faced one of its darkest days with the death toll from the coronavirus surging past 4,000 — more than the number killed on 9/11 — the Chinese city where the global pandemic began lifted its final restrictions on movement Wednesday as deaths there plummeted.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.

New York governor announces presidential primary election will move to June 23rd as Donald...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with the largest coronavirus outbreak in the US, the New York Times reports.
Bernie Sanders was endorsed Thursday by the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union, an influential group that also backed the Vermont senator’s presidential bid against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

Postal Workers Union with 200,000 members endorses Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders was endorsed Thursday by the 200,000-member American Postal Workers Union, an influential group that also backed the Vermont senator’s presidential bid against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
Sirhan Sirhan, imprisoned for more than 50 years for the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was hospitalized Friday after being stabbed by a fellow inmate at a San Diego prison.

Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan in Hospital after prison stabbing

Sirhan Sirhan, imprisoned for more than 50 years for the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was hospitalized Friday after being stabbed by a fellow inmate at a San Diego prison.
A former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria's president in 2019.

2019: Jerry Gana loses out as SDP affirms Donald Duke as presidential candidate

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Sunday affirmed ex-Governor Donald Duke as its presidential candidate. It said Duke was validly nominated at the party’s October 6 national convention and his name already submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
PDP Convention

PDP Convention: Ifeanyi Okowa hails Atiku Abubakar’s victory

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on his victory in the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that was held in Port-Harcourt.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar

2019: Atiku Abubakar seeks support to solve Nigeria’s problems

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has accepted his nomination as presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and told party member that it was time to find solutions to challenges facing the nation.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Official: Bukola Saraki in line to clinch PDP ticket, not stepping down

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that he is not stepping down for anyone ahead of the Presidential Primary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State

Nyesom Wike: We will teach PDP a lesson if national convention is moved from...

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, says the state will teach the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a lesson if it succumbs to pressures from some presidential aspirants to move the party’s National Convention away from the state.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal: It will be unfortunate for Nigerians to vote Muhammadu Buhari again

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has said that Nigeria no longer needs a President like Muhammadu Buhari.
APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole and APC officials- timetable and schedule of primaries released

APC: New timetable for primaries

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the revised timetable for the conduct of its primaries ahead of February 2019 general elections.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday denied media reports that he has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for another political party to actualize his presidential bid.

2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar promises to end religious, ethnic differences

A former vice president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has promised that if elected in 2019, he will end the lingering religious and ethnic differences in Nigeria.

APC reschedules presidential primary, to hold September 26

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled its presidential primary for Wednesday, September 26.

Senator Kwankwaso: PDP will conduct credible presidential primary

Former Kano State governor, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, has expressed confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will conduct a credible presidential primary to elect a strong candidate that will clinch the presidency in 2019.
Muhammadu Buhari

PDP: With President Buhari as APC candidate, our victory is assured

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said thursday that the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari, as the presumed presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reassured the opposition party of victory in the forthcoming general elections scheduled for the first quarter of next year.
2 President Buhari receives Expression of Interest Forms from Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN) in State House on 11th Sep 2018

APC adopts President Buhari as presidential candidate

Although the primary elections of the ruling All Progressives Congress were yet to hold, the party has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari presidential candidate for next year’s general election.

2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar, Sule Lamido bicker over PDP ticket

Two frontline contenders for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, have disagreed over who should step down for the other.

Lagos APC’s resolution on direct primary elections intact – spokesman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State said on Thursday that its decision to elect its candidates for the 2019 general elections through direct primaries had not changed.

APC: NEC adopted direct primaries for all elections

The National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Friday said it adopted direct primaries for all elections and not just some.
Youth Party

Youth Party election primaries to hold next month

Youth Party, one of the political parties registered recently by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), will conduct its Primary Elections next month in preparation for the 2019 general elections.

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Police arrest 15 ‘cultists’ in Akwa Ibom

The Police Command in Akwa Ibom said it arrested 15 suspected cultists in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin can see “no way” that Liverpool could finish the season without the Premier League title.

UEFA scrap away goals rule in club competitions

UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season.
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.

Osimhen aims to return to Napoli in top shape, keeps fit with local footballers

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, is warming-up his engine in Lagos by playing regularly with local footballers in the community.
Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, has called on the Premier League to continue.

Manchester City to confirm Jack Grealish transfer after Euro 2020

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BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.

BBNaija: Kaisha and Lucy get physical at reunion

BBNaija reunion on Thursday night witnessed a brawl as two female housemates, Kaisha and Lucy, engaged in a physical fight.

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Carrie Lam: Hong Kong seeking closer integration with mainland China

Hong Kong's strategy to strengthen the city's global financial hub status is through greater integration with mainland China, now that Beijing has helped restore "stability" in the city, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Sunday

Jamiu Abiola: MKO, Kudirat died in vain if Nigeria’s democracy collapses

Son of Chief MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential election, Alhaji Jamiu Abiola has floated a foundation named after his mother, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola to work for peace and unity of Nigeria in the face of agitations for secession.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo governor knocks chief judge’s counsel over comment on court’s judgement

The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Sunday reacted to the comments made by Mr Jubrin Okutepa, the counsel to the state Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Olanrewaju, over the judgment on the case between the state government and the CJ.
One female student was found dead in the forest by troops tracking the kidnappers, Nigerian army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement. Those who were rescued were freed after an exchange of fire in the early hours of Friday.

Nigerian troops rescue more FGC Yauri students, staff

Troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces have successfully rescued three more students and one staffer of the Federal Government College, Yauri, Kebbi State.
Nigerian singer, Yakubu Jubril, better known as YQ, reports that he has been hospitalised in a US hospital.

Nigerian singer YQ admitted in US hospital

Nigerian singer, Yakubu Jubril, better known as YQ, reports that he has been hospitalised in a US hospital.