SOME CONCERNS AND CLARIFICATIONS

Tokyo International Conference

Day two in Japan and it was mainly for exhaling, catching our breath, receiving briefings and preparing for the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), which holds from August 28-31. The program outline is rich and holds much for Africa in different spheres like deepening sustainable and resilient society, building peace and stability, agriculture, climate change, and disaster risk reduction, human resource development, education, blue economy, and many others. From concerns and comments on social media, one is compelled to make some clarifications. No, not in response…

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BREAKING: Buhari approves new Niger Delta Development Commission board chairman

Niger Delta Development Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a 16-man new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, with Dr. Pius Odubu from Edo State as the chairman. A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, on behalf of the SGF, however, said that the appointment was subject to the confirmation of the Senate. The statement said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission. “The…

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Federal Government to 35 State Governors: Return the N614bn bailout fund you collected

Federal Government

The Federal Government has asked states governors to return the N614bn bailout fund it offered to 35 states under the National Budget Support Loan Facility. Only Lagos State during the administration of her immediate past Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode FCA did not collect the bailout fund. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said this last Thursday, noting that, each of the governors of the states would return N17.5bn each. Speaking with newsmen after a meeting of the National Economic Council in Abuja, Ahmed said, “The…

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BBNaija: Housemates Tacha and Mercy receive strikes

Tacha and Mercy

Housemates Tacha Akide and Mercy Eke have been issued strikes in the ongoing BBNaija season four. Reports have it that the strikes, issued on Sunday night, would be Mercy’s first and Tacha’s second since the season began. It also came two weeks after Biggie addressed the housemates on infringements in the house and the consequences of breaking rules. Mercy has issued a strike because of her acts of provocation on Saturday night towards love interest, Ike Onyema. According to Biggie, she went against the rule book which clearly states that…

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Dybala’s agent reveals why player did not join Man United

Dybala’s agent

Paulo Dybala’s agent, Jorge Antun, talked about why the player did not sign in any Premier League clubs this summer. Speaking to Tuttosport, he criticized claims that Dybala’s demands were the reason they moved to Manchester United and Tottenham fell apart. READ ALSO: Liverpool vs Arsenal: Monreal agrees on deal leave Gunners  The Juventus forward was the object of interest of both clubs, but could not seal a transfer before the transfer window in English was closed.  Dybala’s agent There were rumors that Dybala reportedly wanted an exorbitant salary in…

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Jordan Henderson blames one player for Arsenal’s goal in 3-1 loss to Liverpool

Jordan Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson blamed himself for the goal scored by Arsenal in the Reds’ 3-1 victory over the Gunners on Saturday. He said there is still room for improvement despite Liverpool’s convincing victory over the Unai Emery team. Jurgen Klopp’s men kept their 100 percent record this season, but the Reds captain identified a performance flaw. At this time, Liverpool is the only team in the Premier League that maintains a perfect record after winning its third win of three this season. Two goals from Mohamed Salah and one…

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What Klopp told Liverpool players at half time of 3-1 win over Arsenal

Liverpool

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold revealed how manager Jurgen Klopp inspired them to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal on Saturday. Joel Matip’s 41-minute header gave Klopp’s men the lead at halftime. Mohammed Salah then scored two quick goals in the second, before Lucas Torreira withdrew one in the final minutes. READ ALSO:  Manchester United bash Chelsea 4-0 on Lampard’s managerial debut Alexander-Arnold has revealed how Klopp influenced the game at rest. The player showed us some [footage] at halftime, and we were able to stretch them, with Mo, Bobby, and Sadio…

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Google celebrates Wizard of Oz anniversary with homepage surprise

Wizard of Oz

(CNN) – If you open up a Google window and search “The Wizard of Oz,” the results page may seem pretty average. That is until you click on the ruby slippers, appearing next to the movie’s name. Voila! You’ve been whirl-winded back in time to a search results page far, far away that appears in black and white. Oh my! This is terrifying! Take me back to the present where there’s color on my screen! Fear not. Just hit that little twisting tornado, and that will send you back to where you…

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Men of power: Nigeria’s most influential power brokers

Men of power

In this piece, OLALEKAN ADETAYO attempts to unmask the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and some of the activities that make many see him as the most powerful presidential. Kyari: The ultimate power broker Although he has two prominent namesakes who share both first name and surname with him — a former military administrator (deceased) and a serving deputy commissioner of police — he cannot be mistaken for any of them. Those who frequent the Presidential Villa, Abuja or those who work there cannot miss him. Even…

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Nigeria President: Muhammadu Buhari sends Strong message to Sultan of Sokoto

Nigeria President

The Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari sent a message to the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on the occasion of his 63rd birthday. The Nigeria newspaper report that the Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari’s message to the monarch was transmitted in a statement to The Nigeria newspaper on Saturday, signed by his senior special assistant on media and advertising, Garba Shehu. READ ALSO:  23 Nigerians to be executed in Saudi Arabia Muhammadu Buhari also said that “the head of Jama’atu Nasir Islam (JNI), general President of the Supreme…

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