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What if President Buhari doesn’t run in 2019?

The knives came out from the young and old—and from some unexpected quarters— immediately President Buhari made his desire to contest for the presidency in 2019 official. Some of the criticisms against his eligibility were true. Some were false. Many were exaggerated. All of that is to be expected as they happen even in more advanced democracies.

Steve Perryman: Andres Iniesta coup puts J-League on the map

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta’s decision to join Japan’s Vissel Kobe could make the J-League a serious option for the world’s top footballers, former Shimizu S-Pulse manager Steve Perryman said.

Malaysian ex-premier quizzed for second time over graft claims

Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned Thursday by anti-graft investigators for the second time this week over a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal following his shock election loss.

Ekiti in Diaspora want introduction of e-voting

Ekiti indigenes in the United States, under the auspices of Egbe Omo Ekiti, have called for the introduction of electronic voting in Nigeria.

Ryan Giggs: Gareth Bale can make difference in Champions League final

Wales manager Ryan Giggs has warned Liverpool that Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale can make the difference in the Champions League final.

2019: General Buratai warns soldiers to steer clear of politics

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has warned Army personnel to steer clear from politics, especially as 2019 elections draw near.

Cambodian newspaper editor sacked over article

Several senior staff at Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post have resigned after the publication's new owner fired the editor-in-chief and demanded a story be retracted, prompting further fears over eroding press freedom in the country.

Anambra moves to ban hawking of drugs in streets, markets

The Anambra State House of Assembly has passed a motion making it an offence to hawk drug on streets or markets in the state.

Sokoto journalists organise lecture in honour of Governor Tambuwal’s late media aide

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has joined friends of his late media aide, Imam Imam, in extolling the deceased’s humble qualities, professionalism and righteousness.

Brendan Rodgers: Steven Gerrard will feel ‘trepidation’ as Rangers manager

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers insists he is delighted for Steven Gerrard but has warned the former Liverpool captain to expect a "different sport altogether" when he becomes manager of Rangers.

FIFA: Russia ‘absolutely ready’ for World Cup

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino said Thursday Russia was “absolutely ready” to host the World Cup and thanked President Vladimir Putin for his commitment to the football showpiece.

Senator Saraki: We must preserve democracy at all costs

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Friday urged Nigerians to guard the country’s democracy jealously and shun acts that could truncate it.

Alex Ferguson leads praise of Arsene Wenger’s legacy at Arsenal

Sir Alex Ferguson has led the tributes to outgoing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger by calling the Frenchman "without doubt one of the greatest Premier League managers."

Governor Masari urges accountants to support President Buhari’s anti-corruption war

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has urged accountants in the country to intensify efforts toward exposing the Chief Executive Officers of ministries, departments and agencies involved in corruption.

Bayelsa government, non-indigenes meet for peace, unity

The Supreme Council of Non-Indigenes (SCNI), at the weekend, held a crucial meeting with the Government of Bayelsa State, to seek ways of deepening existing peace and unity in the state.

University of Lagos to set up refinery soon – vice-chancellor

The University of Lagos, UNILAG, would soon set up conventional and standard locally-built refineries to boost the nation’s refinery capacity, according to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.

Federal government must ensure Leah Sharibu’s release – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, said it was worried, surprised and disappointed that not all the girls were rescued and, indeed, that one of them was left behind simply because of her Christian faith.

Minister Adamu Adamu inaugurates governing boards of education agencies

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Thursday inaugurated board chairmen and members of 19 parastatals under the ministry.

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Lagos task force to clampdown on illegal local council traffic officials

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Governor Wike: Federal government withholding Rivers’ funds

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has accused the Federal Government of withholding special funds meant for the state.

James Tarkowski withdraws from England standby list

The Burnley defender was named as one of the five Three Lions back-ups by Gareth Southgate after failing to make the main 23-man squad.

2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar appoints ex-Governor Daniel as campaign chief

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has appointed a former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, as the Director General of his 2019 Campaign organisation.

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles to test new strikers against Congo DR

The Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that he would be testing new strikers, Simmy Nwankwo and Junior Lokosa, in Monday’s friendly game against Congo DR.