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Northern governors wade into Emir Sanusi, Governor Ganduje feud

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– Five northern governors at the weekend brokered peace between the Kano state government and Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II
– The governor and the emir have been embroiled in a proxy war in recent times
– The governor was said to be upset over the emir's consistent criticism of his administration
A report by Daily Trust indicates that five northern governors have brokered peace between the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido and Governor Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano state.
The governor and the emir have been embroiled in a proxy war in recent times, especially since the emir's consistent criticism ofthe Kano state government.

The governors who organised the meeting are Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna, Kashim Shettima of Borno, Aminu Masari of Katsina and Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger.
The governor and the emir have been having a running battle
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Kinsman hits Jonathan hard, reveals multiple areas where he betrayed Nigerians

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– Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been described as a greater betrayal than Nigerians as claimed by Jonathan
– His kinsman in Bayelsa state has revealed various areas Jonathan betrayed Nigerians
– He said Jonathan should blame himself rather than blaming Nigerians over his 2015 poor outing
Former security adviser to the Bayelsa state government, Chief Perekeme Richard Kpodoh, has said that the loss of the former President Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 poll was the payback from those he had betrayed politically.
Kpodoh, who was the interim chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, said though the claims of the former President that he was betrayed by politicians was a mere blame game, noting that the defeat and eventual acceptance of defeat during the last presidential election showed he was repaid for betraying the people of the Niger Delta.
Kpodoh, who was reacting to the much talked ‘Against the Run of Play’ written by Segun Adeniyi, chairman of the ..

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UPDATED: Police arrest Sule Lamido, search his Kano, Jigawa homes

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– Lamido is accused to reportedly trying to stop local government elections in Kano through his supporters
– He was taken to Zone One Command of the Nigeria Police in Kano where he has been from Sunday morning till afternoon
– Lamido was picked up at his residence on Sunday morning by policemen and his aides are awaiting his release
– Lamido's homes in Kano and Jigawa were searched but nothing incriminating was found
– The former governor's close associates had been worried that incriminating material may have been planted in Lamido's homes before the search was authorized
Premium Times is reporting that immediate past governor of Jigawa State Sule Lamido has been arrested by police in Kano state.

Lamido was arrested at his Sharada Kano home on Sunday, April 30 morning and taken away to the Zone One Command of the Nigeria Police in Kano where he is still being held as at the time of filing this report at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon.
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Angry workers cancel May Day celebrations

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– NLC and TUC say the cancellation is to show their anger at the state government's treatment of workers
– Labour leaders say it is not true that the state government has paid workers and pensioners
– They said the actions of the state government is affecting the civil service and the lives of workers
Angry workers in Kogi have vented their anger against the state government by cancelling the celebration of Workers’ Day.
Vanguard reports that organised labour in the state said it would not be honouring the May Day event.
Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Onuh Edoka and chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC) Ojo Ranti said on Sunday, April 30 in Lokoja that the cancellation is to register the displeasure of workers on the way the government has dealt with its members.

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Governor Bello's government is accused of treating workers poorly
Edoka said the non-payment of salaries of workers, pensioners in o..

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Kinsman hits Jonathan hard, reveals multiple areas where Jonathan betrayed Nigerians

April 30, 2017 admin 0

– Former President Goodluck Jonathan has been described as a greater betrayal than Nigerians as claimed by Jonathan
– His kinsman in Bayelsa state has revealed various areas Jonathan betrayed Nigerians
– He said Jonathan should blame himself rather than blaming Nigerians over his 2015 poor outing
Former security adviser to the Bayelsa state government, Chief Perekeme Richard Kpodoh, has said that the loss of the former President Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 poll was the payback from those he had betrayed politically.
Kpodoh, who was the interim chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state, said though the claims of the former President that he was betrayed by politicians was a mere blame game, noting that the defeat and eventual acceptance of defeat during the last presidential election showed he was repaid for betraying the people of the Niger Delta.
Kpodoh, who was reacting to the much talked ‘Against the Run of Play’ written by Segun Adeniyi, chairman of the ..

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Police arrest driver who buys food, fuel for Boko Haram

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– Police arrest Modu Mustapha, the man who supplies food, fuel to Boko Haram terrorists
– The suspect was arrested after a tip-off by members of the public
– Police also arrested three men who specialized in adulterating grind-pepper, mixing it with sawdust and flower waste, then selling same to public as pepper
The Police Command in Borno state on Sunday, April 30, said that it had arrested a driver, Modu Mustapha, suspected to be purchasing fuel and food items for Boko Haram insurgents.
Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police in the state, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, adding that the suspect was arrested after a tip-off by members of the public.
He said: “The police have received information that one Modu Mustapha of Jumptilo village was a terrorists’ collaborator, who buys fuel and food for them, at Alagarno and other hideout.

“The police descended on the suspect, who has confessed to the crime.”
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Chelsea sweep past Everton to edge closer to EPL title

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Three goals in the second half of the game was enough for the blues to secure all three points at Goodison park stadium.

A wonderful stunner from Pedro followed by Gary Cahill scoring from Eden Hazard set piece before Fabregas setting up an assist for Willian is enough for Antonio Conte side against Everton and it has boost their hope of securing the premier league title come May with just four games remaining to the end of the season.

Chelsea are now leading the English premier league standing by seven points gap between them and second place Tottenham who is going to welcome Arsenal at white hart lane this evening.

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Nigeria impresses ITF as Tombim Abuja Open serves off

April 30, 2017 admin 0

International Tennis Federation (ITF) Head of Operations for Africa

and Middle East, Iain Smith has stated that the world governing body

is impressed with Nigeria’s growing commitment to tennis.
The South African gold badge referee, who conducted a three-day

ITF/CAT Workshop and Refresher Courses for White Badge officials in

West and Central Africa held from April 27th – 29th 2017 in Abuja,

urged the country not to relent in the drive to reach a high standard

in the sport.
“The ITF is aware of the commitment to tennis development in Nigeria.

Gradually, Nigeria is getting more international tournaments in

addition to the Lagos Governor’s Cup which has the highest

prize-money in Africa for ITF Futures men and women . This is good

for Nigeria and the game and we are very impressed,” he said, after

the course which featured 11 Nigerians, a Ghanaian and a Togolese.
Meanwhile the 3rd Tombim Abuja Open will serve off Monday with seven

Nigerians competing in the main draw of 32.
Ni..

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Who’s next after Joshua KOs Klitschko to become boxing king?

April 30, 2017 admin 0

Who is next for the king?

Answer to that question is not far fetched. To pugilists and the Nigerian born British newest boxing king Anthony Olaseni Joshua there are two obvious fights next up for him.

He can either face Tyson Fury, who beat Klitschko all those months ago, or the American Deontay Wilder, who has 38 straight wins, 37 of which are by knockout.

Tyson Fury tweeted immediately Joshua won saying @Tyson_Fury
Wellldone @anthonyfjoshua good fight, you had life & death with @klitschko & I played with the guy, let’s dance

After the fight Joshua was big on the possibility of fighting Fury.

” “Tyson Fury, where you at baby? Come on, is that what you want to see? I enjoy fighting. I love fighting. Tyson Fury I know he has been talking a lot and wants to come back and compete. I want to give 90,000 people another chance to come back and watch some boxing here,” he said.

The truth is that it doesn’t matter any more.

Joshua is the biggest name in boxing and one of the biggest nam..

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Nigerian workers, pillars of the nation – Saraki

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The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has described Nigerian workers as the pillars and driving force of the nation in view of their invaluable contributions to national development.
Saraki made this known in a message signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja at the weekend to mark this year’s 2017 Workers’ Day celebration.
He lauded the resilience and commitment of workers in both the formal and informal sector describing their contribution to the nation and the economy as “priceless’’.
“From the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that contribute over 47 per cent to our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to the civil servants who are the driving force behind our government;
“All the way to the unregistered business owners who work to make a living for themselves and their families, every Nigerian worker in both the formal and informal sectors makes a priceless contribution to the sustainability of our nation.
“As we mark this year’s Workers..

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