NFF appoints José Peseiro as Super Eagles Manager

The Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF), on Sunday announced the appointment of José Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles. The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Peseiro. José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, 62 last month, is a Portuguese who played as a striker in his days and has wide and varied experience coaching top clubs and national teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. An educationist with…

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Blasphemy: Borno stakeholders embark on dialogue,  take precautionary measures

 By; Adamu Aliyu Ngulde, Maiduguri. Having seen the rising tension created by the killing of Deborah Samuel in Sokoto State for alleged blasphemy, Borno State Police Command, engaged critical stakeholders in a peace building dialogue at the commands headquarters in Maiduguri to forestall any unrest that might disrupt the peace of the already ravaged state of the North-East.Addressing the gathering, the Police Commissioner, Abdu Umar said that intelligence report indicated that certain elements were already gearing up for a showdown in the city in reaction to the Sokoto incident but…

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Kaduna bans religious protests, as Gov. Tambuwal declares 24-hour curfew in Sokoto metropolis

The Kaduna State Government has banned any form of religious protest, just as it warned that any violator will be prosecuted. This warning was handed down by the State’s Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in an issued statement yesterday. According to him, the prohibition becomes imperative in view of moves by some unpatriotic elements to organize a series of for-and-against protests related to a security development in one of the Northern Nigerian States. “The Kaduna State Government, in consultation with security agencies under the umbrella…

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Kaduna Train Attack: Terrorists release pregnant woman

Terrorists who bombed the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train and killed nine persons and kidnapped about 70 passengers in March have released one of the pregnant captives. A video of the released pregnant victim, who was seen clad in a black abaya (Muslim attire) and a face mask, went viral on social media at the weekend. According to reports, the woman was released by her abductors on compassionate grounds after spending 48 days in captivity with other victims. The woman appealed to the Federal Government to negotiate with the terrorists, saying it was…

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Sokoto: “My residence not burnt”, Kukah debunks fake news

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Father Matthew Kukah, has debunked the viral posts on social media that his residence has been set on fire in Sokoto. There has been tension in the State since the killing of Deborah Samuel, a 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, over alleged blasphemy. A Facebook page of the Catholic Broadcast Commission, Nigeria, with over 90,000 followers, made a post earlier in the day that Kukah’s house has been set ablaze by the rioters. The post read: “Carnage in Sokoto today: Aftermath…

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2023: “Take us for granted at your peril’ – NNPP Chairman tells APC, PDP

The National Chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP), Professor Rufa’i Ahmed Alkali, has said the new political party would shock stakeholders in both the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) and the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), with its performance in the next general elections. Alkali, who incidentally was former National Publicity of the PDP said the gale of defection from the ruling APC and the PDP was not peculiar to Kano alone but to other states across the country. Recall that three Kano State House…

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2023: Kaduna journalists under attacks by political thugs, politicians lament

Some politicians in Kaduna State have lamented that some politicians, directly and indirectly, sponsor miscreants to attack journalists while covering political assignments, especially towards the 2023 general elections. Heavy attacks on journalists by thugs at different coverage of political events in recent times gave credence to these ugly incidents in the State capital. According to reports, one of the journalists had his car stolen, and others were molested, and beaten by thugs at coverage of political events in recent times. Unfortunately, security men appeared to have turned their backs on…

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2023 Party Primaries: APC nets over N28bn from sale of presidential, governorship, NASS forms

…Begins presidential aspirant screening May 23 The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) has generated over N28 billion from the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms to presidential, governorship, and National Assembly aspirants. The APC National Organising Secretary, Sulaiman Argungu, disclosed the number for the positions handled by the national secretariat at the inauguration of the screening committed for governorship and National Assembly aspirants in Abuja, yesterday. Recall that the APC fixed the cost of presidential forms at N100 million, governorship for N50 million; Senate at N20 million, and…

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed elected UAE president

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s long-time de facto ruler, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, was yesterday elected as president, official media said, a day after the death of former leader Sheikh Khalifa. Sheikh Mohamed was elected by the Federal Supreme Council, WAM news agency said, becoming the ruler of the oil-rich country founded by his father in 1971. Sheikh Mohamed, often known as ‘MBZ’, met members of the Federal Supreme Council, made up of rulers of the UAE’s seven emirates, as the oil-rich country enters a period of mourning…

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2023: Witches’ association predicts victory for PDP
…Says Buhari can’t install successor

After many days of meetings, particularly in the northern part of the country, the Association of White Witches Association of Nigeria, (AWWAN), on Friday, revealed that despite the unprecedented number of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Presidential aspirants that have obtained forms for the plum position of the president of Nigeria, the main opposition People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), would take over power next year. The group said that incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari would disappoint all his loyalists because he will not “bend” the rule to favour anybody but will be…

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