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Southern socio-cultural groups warn ACF against fielding a northern presidential candidate in 2023

SEVERAL southern socio-cultural groups have warned the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) to abandon plans to field a candidate of northern extraction for the presidency come 2023 as it breaches an informal rotation agreement.



Man drowns while proposing marriage to girlfriend underwater in tragic accident

AMERICAN tourist Steven Weber has drowned while proposing marriage to his girlfriend named as Kenesha Antoine at an idyllic holiday resort off Tanzania's Pemba Island in East Africa.


Ms Antoine who filmed the romantic marriage proposal was soon hit with tragedy as Mr Weber failed to emerge from the water after diving in. They were staying in a submerged cabin at the Manta Resort, off Pemba Island, very popular with Western tourists.



Tinubu backs Buhari's kitchen cabinet's actions against Osinbajo who he sees as a threat to his 2023 plans

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) national leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been fingered as being a party to the current travails of vice president Professor Yemi Osinbajo as has emerged that he sees the number two man as a threat to his 2023 presidential ambitions.



Nigerian Spousal Anti-Corruption Bill 2019

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) There shall be no such thing as The Office of The First Lady or Office of The First Gentleman in the presidency or in any of our 36 states. Our constitution does not make any provision for such a position so use of the office is illegal

(2) Governors’ wives/husbands shall not be addressed as Her Excellency

(3) No state funds shall be used to finance charities and non-governmental organisations run by governors’ wives/husbands


Former petroleum ministry senior civil servant jailed for her role in P&ID $9.6bn fine scandal

FORMER director of legal services in the ministry of petroleum resources Grace Taiga has been remanded in prison by a Federal Capital Territory high court over her role in the Process and Industrial Development (P&ID) $9.6bn fine scandal.


Nigerian rapper David Omoregie win's UK’s Mercury Prize for his debut album Psychodrama

NIGERIAN-born rapper David Orobosa Omoregie popularly known as Dave among his teaming fans in the UK where he is based has just won the UK’s Mercury Prize for his debut album Psychodrama.


Dave, 21, from London, released Psychodrama in March, which has been described as the boldest and best British rap album in a generation. Psychodrama entered the UK charts at number one and has sold 129,354, copies to date, according to a BBC report.



Nigeria opens fresh talks with World Bank to secure new $2.5bn loan for power sector

FEDERAL government ministers have opened talks with the World Bank about securing a fresh $2.5bn loan which it hopes to invest in the nation's power sector in an attempt to end the scourge of inadequate electricity supply and frequent blackouts.



EU opens sexual abuse centre in Anambra State where rape victims can get free help

EUROPEAN Union (EU)  officials have opened a free sexual abuse referral centre at the Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State as part of a programme to support the fight against rape.




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