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Mamman Daura and family are illegal residents in the Villa – Afenifere

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described Mamman Daura and his family as illegal residents in the Presidential Villa. The Spokesman for Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, said this during an interview with PUNCH on Tuesday. Odumakin added that it is unfortunate that someone who was not elected or appointed has become so powerful in the presidency. He said “It is unfortunate that Nigeria has reached the point where someone who was not elected or appointed and holds no position known to our constitution has become this powerful “It is a big shame and some of the personalities who are illegally in the Villa are granting interviews. It shows the level of impunity. It shows that our nation and the seat of power […]

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Border closure violates ECOWAS and AfCFTA agreement – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has reacted to the closure of Nigerian borders with fellow West African countries is a violation of the ECOWAS and AfCFTA agreement. The Civil Rights Activist stated this on his verified Twitter handle @ShehuSani on Tuesday. He added that Nigeria needs to legitimate its actions by renegotiating its participation or withdraw from the agreements. He concluded that for now, “whatever is the economic importance or exigencies of land border closure” Nigeria is acting in breach of the agreements signed. He wrote: Whatever is the economic importance or exigencies of land border closure,it openly violates the Ecowas protocols & stand against d AU AfCFTA agreement we http://signed.To legitimize our act,we must renegotiate our participation or withdraw.For now, we […]

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President Buhari seeks Senate’s approval to pay Kogi N10 billion

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to the Senate seeking approval for the payment of N10 billion to Kogi State.  President Buhari, in his letter to the Senate said the money is for projects executed by Kogi state government on behalf of the Federal Government.  He added that the money would be used by the state government to settle local debts it incurred while executing the projects. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday. Details later….

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FCTA shuts Unity Fountain for rehabilitation

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced that the popular Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja, would be closed for rehabilitation. Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Mr Anthony Ogunleye stated this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He disclosed that the park would be closed for three months for an upgrade of its recreational facilities, including the provision of car park and perimeter fencing. He said “The FCT Administration has viewed with concern the state of several parks and gardens including the Unity Fountain along Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama. “It is against this background and the symbolic nature of the unity fountain as a location symbolizing the oneness of the Nigerian people, that the FCT Administration has deemed it expedient […]

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Aguiyi Ironsi’s son dies at 54

John Nnanyerem Aguiyi Ironsi, son of the former Head of State, General Aguiyi Ironsi is dead. According to Daily Trust, the second son of the former head of state passed on at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, on Sunday, after a protracted illness at the age of 54. The head of the Ironsi family, Thomas Ironsi confirmed the death of the former US-based. General Aguiyi Ironsi was the first Nigerian Military Head of State after the 15 January, 1966 military coup. .

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Daura’s daughter mocked me because my husband sacked them from the house – Aisha Buhari

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has disclosed that Mamman Daura’s family denied her access to an apartment in the President Villa because her husband sacked them from the building. The First Lady was responding to the video of her shouting in Aso Rock which went viral last week. In the short video clip, Aisha said: “This is the villa. We have over 200 soldiers guarding us, over 200 policemen. Why do you have to lock this door? What for, what for? Enough is enough. Let me know when you are leaving this place, let me know.” On her part, Fatima, Daura’a daughter accused Mrs Buhari of violently attacking her and her sister inside the Presidential Villa. In an interview […]

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Euro 2020 qualifying results: Ukraine shock Portugal as England demolish Bulgaria

The following are results of Euro 2020 qualifying matches played on Monday night: Group A Bulgaria 0 England 6 Kosovo 2 Montenegro 0 Group B Lithuania 1 Serbia 2 Ukraine 2 Portugal 1 Group H France 1 Turkey 1 Iceland 2 Andorra 0 Moldova 0 Albania 4 Qualified teams Belgium Italy Poland Russia Ukraine The tournament begins next summer from June 12 to July 12, 2020, in 12 cities and nations across Europe, in the first pan European tournament. Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena Baku (Azerbaijan) – Olympic Stadium Bilbao (Spain) – San Mames Bucharest (Romania) – Arena Nationala Budapest (Hungary) – Puskas Arena Copenhagen (Denmark) – Parken Stadium Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – Aviva Stadium Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park London (England) – Wembley Stadium Munich (Germany) – Allianz Arena […]

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Daura’s daughter released Aisha Buhari’s video for mischievous purpose – Presidency

A Presidency source on Monday criticised Mamman Daura’s daughter, -Fatima over the recent release of a video showing Aisha Buhari shouting in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In the video clip, part of Aisha Buhari’s body was captured while shouting on the need for the Dauras to vacate the Glass House in the Presidential Villa for her son, Yusuf. The video was released last week in the wake of rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari was going to take a second wife last Friday in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. A source, who does not want her name in prints spoke with The Nation about events that lead to what transpired in the video. “By now the airwaves are awash with Fatima Mamman […]

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My father not arranging a new wife for Buhari – Mamman Daura’s daughter

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew has debunked rumour making the rounds that her father is arranging a new wife for the President. Fatima said her father and President Buhari are monogamists. She stated this in an interview with BBC Hausa Service monitored by TheCable. She said “Wallahi, it is a lie. It is all part of what I am saying about the false allegations against our father. He is not even aware of the rumours about the marriage issue because he doesn’t use the social media. They are both monogamous. Both my dad and the president practice monogamy. They are all lies aimed at blackmailing him. They keep falsely accusing him. It does not tally with […]

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Aisha Buhari attacked us inside Aso Rock – Mamman Daura’s daughter

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, has accused Aisha Buhari of attacking her and her sister inside the Presidential villa, Abuja. She said she and her sister were the ones Mrs Buhari was screaming at in a video that went viral last week. In a BBC Hausa interview monitored by TheCable, Fatima, whose father is President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew said she recorded the video as a proof that the First Lady confronted her violently. “My name is Fatima. I am a daughter to Malam Mamman Daura… if one reasons well, he or she will understand that it is not possible to say that the wife of the president is denied access to her apartment but let me give a context,” she […]

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Ex-Bayelsa deputy gov, others dump PDP

A former Deputy Governor in Bayelsa State, Ebebi Peremobowei, has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 16 governorship poll. Ebebi, who was also a Speaker of the Bayelsa House of Assembly in the letter said he decided to leave the party after experiencing and enduring an excruciating period of a largely fraudulent internal democracy in the state chapter of the PDP. He sent his resignation letter dated October 11, 2019 to PDP Chairman in Ward 3 Alaebiri, Ekeremor Local Government. He said: “I have come to this hard decision after experiencing an enduring and excruciating period of a largely fraudulent internal democracy in the state chapter of the PDP, disregard and disrespect for due process […]

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Emir Sanusi sacks palace chief for welcoming Ganduje

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11 has ordered the sack of Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Auwalu, for participating in the grand reception in honour of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Wednesday. The Nation reports that the Maja Sidden Sarkin Kano, who is in-charge of decorating the Emir’s horse, was asked to vacate his home of over 30 years for raising the portrait of the late Emir of Kano, His Highness, Sarkin Ado Abdullah Bayero, while celebrating with Ganduje over his victory at the tribunal as the governor’s long convoy passed through the Emir’s palace. A palace source, who craved anonymity said Emir Sanusi, who was not in Kano during Ganduje’s reception, was angered over the action of Alhaji Auwalu. The […]

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Gov Sanwo-Olu declares state of emergency on Lagos roads

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the state. Sanwo-Olu ordered massive construction work on critical roads and highways across the state, beginning from Monday (tomorrow). He gave this directive on Sunday at the Lagos House Marina after conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms, which began a few weeks back. This was contained in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile. The governor said all the eight engineering firms had been given the mandate to immediately mobilise their equipment on the sites and commence major construction works on the identified roads. The contractor deployed by the government are: Julius Berger, […]

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Euro 2020 qualifying results

The following are results of Euro 2020 qualifying matches played on Sunday: Group C Belarus 1 Netherlands 2 Estonia 0 Germany 3 Group E Hungary 1 Azerbaijan 0 Wales 1 Croatia 1 Group G Slovenia 0 Austria 1 Poland 2 North Macedonia 0 Group I Kazakhstan 0 Belgium 2 Cyprus 0 Russia 5 Scotland 6 San Marino 0

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Mike and wife, Perri pay MC Olumo appreciation visit

2019 Big Brother Naija first runner up, Mike Edward, and his wife, Perri Shakes- Drayton visited Musiliu Akinsanya, leader of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) popularly known as MC Olumo to show appreciation for his support for Mike during the reality show. Recall that the NURTW chieftain was captured in viral video urging his fans and followers to vote for Mike in the last week of the show, saying that he had known Mike before the BBNaija show. In a short video clip, Mike was captured having fun with MC Olumo, singing Teniola’s single “For your sake”. Mike of BBnaija is having fun with his special genre culled from Teniola single for your sake at Mc Oluomo [email protected] […]