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#EdoDecides: 5 very real photos from the Edo elections this morning

As the Edo people leave their houses for the polling booths this morning, the air is filled with expectation and apprehension. Many are scared that violence might break out during the elections, yet they have braved the anxiety and queuing at the voting centers. Here are some pictures of the Edo people and the Edo elections this morning, September 28. 1. High Chief Raymond Dokpesi Raymond Dokpesi is the CEO of DAAR Communications and he set-up the Nigerian TV network Africa Independent Television or AIT. The business mogul …

Jose Mourinho sent Anthony Martial message ahead of Manchester derby

Manchester United fans want to see Anthony Martial start on the left-hand side of the attack in derby. Jose Mourinho's side face Manchester City on Saturdayt and the United boss has a decision to make over who to play in attack. Mourinho went with an attacking three behind Romelu Lukaku against Swansea with Alexis Sanchez playing on the left, but could switch to a more defensive three-man midfield. Since Sanchez arrived from Arsenal in January he has been favoured for the left-hand side role but after a few below-par…

World Taekwondo President awards black belt to IOC member Prince Feisal

World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue presented International Olympic Committee member Prince Feisal Al Hussein with a seventh Dan black belt in Amman. The honour was bestowed on Prince Feisal, who is also the President of the Jordan Olympic Committee, in recognition of the "significant contribution" he has made to the development of taekwondo in his country. According to World Taekwondo, the sport has developed "enormously" in the Asian nation in recent years. Nowhere was this more evident than the gold medal won by…

UFC Superstar McGregor Arrested, Charged With Assault

Irish mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Conor McGregor has been charged with assault and criminal mischief by New York City Police Department after an incident at an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event. The former UFC champion, 29, was one of several men alleged to have vandalised a bus containing rival fighters, the UFC said. McGregor turned himself into police custody at 9pm local time on Thursday, the BBC reported. NYPD have told BBC Sport that McGregor will see a judge after 7am (12pm Nigerian time). “McGregor…

Senator harassed by constituents in Gombe days after another federal lawmaker was stoned in Taraba

The protesters demand answers to why he had abandoned them for ages, only to 'sneak into town' on Monday, April 2 - One of the protesters, who confirmed Senator Lidani was 'hiding' in a traditional ruler's palace, said the people only wanted answers to their questions Reports in Gombe say that Joshua Lidani, the senator representing Gombe South, has been held hostage by protesting members of his constituency. Premium Times reports that a live Facebook update by an activist Ibrahim Wala on Monday, April 2 confirmed that the…

Bach meets with Kim Jong-un in North Korea

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un today during his visit to the country. The historic meeting was confirmed by the secretive state's Korean Central News Agency(KCNA). Bach was "warmly welcomed" by Kim and they spoke in a "warm and friendly atmosphere", it was reported by KCNA. The pair watched a football match together at May Day Stadium in capital city Pyongyang. It fllows North Korea's participation at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South…

Lady gets hospitalised as fraudsters stole her life savings after snatching her phone

Why do some people take fulfillment in throwing other people into mourning, pains and anguish? After the Central Bank of Nigeria made it mandatory for every Nigerian bank user to have a Bank Verification Number (BVN), many people have done the exercise and even linked all their bank accounts to the number given to them. The same with this lady Augustine Ebele who until lately have been enjoying doing so. According to a post she put up on social media, Augustine narrated how thieves snatched her phone and later extracted her…

Check out Dangote’s daughter Fatima as she enjoys honeymoon with husband (photos)

Remember the most talked about wedding of the month? You know the celebration of the union of the richest man in Africa's daughter and her husband? Fatima Dangote had married Jamil Abubakar at a luxurious wedding in Eko Hotel. CRESTNEWSNG.com had even reported that the wedding was attended by the most important people in the country. Dignitaries like Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Osinbajo, his wife, Dolapo, Senator Dino Melaye and others were there. Even Aliko Dangote's billionaire friends like Femi Otedola and American…

Impeachment Saga: Why I Absolved President Buhari – Fayose

Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of blame in the plot by the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers to impeach him. Speaking during the inauguration of the Fifth House of Assembly on Friday, June 5, the governor said he absolved the president of blame based on findings he made, The Nation reports. Fayose, exhorting the new legislators to pursue peace in the course of carrying out their duties warned them to avoid “mindless power struggle” with the executive. The governor…

Junaid Mohammed blasts Buhari, says president does not deserve a second term

Second Republic lawmaker and politician, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has lambasted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) - Mohammed warned that there would be trouble if the party rigged the 2019 presidential election - He stated that the anti-corruption war of the present administration is a hoax Second Republic lawmaker and politician, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has warned that there would be trouble if the APC rigged the 2019 presidential election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mohammed who made the comment during an…

Breaking: 30 Chibok girls’ parents visit Obasanjo

At least, 30 parents of yet-to-return or found Chibok girls are at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, to visit a former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. The terrorists shocked the world when they invaded Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state in April 14, 2014 and kidnapped 276 pupils. Though some of the girls had regained their freedom while others are yet to be released by the terrorists. Punch reports that the parents had appealed to Obasanjo to use his regional and global influence…

Dortmund Star Piszczek To Miss Poland, Super Eagles Friendly For New Baby

Poland defender Lukasz Piszczek has been excused from Friday’s friendly clash against the Super Eagles of Nigeria as he is expected to be with his wife, Ewa, who is due to give birth to their third child. Lukasz and Ewa got married in June 2009 and already have two daughters, Sara and Nel. Piszczek, who plays for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, according to a report in laczynapilka.pl is however expected to take part in Tuesday’s encounter against South Korea at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzow. The 32-year-old has…

OPINION: Electoral Amendment: The disorder surrounding election order by Moshood Isah

Editor's note: Communication expert and media officer of YIAGA Africa, Moshood Isah, writes on the election amendment carried out by the National Assembly, which was recently rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, sparking debates in the polity. Read below: Out of all the sections of the election amendment recently rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, election sequence seems to be generating more reaction and debate more than other equally important sections of the act aimed at improving Nigeria’s electoral process. As a…

NJC recommends dismissal of Abia CJ, warns Justices Aladetoyinbo, Williams

The National Judicial Council (NJC) under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, at its 85th meeting, which was held on March 14, 2018, recommended the compulsory retirement of the Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, and Justice Obisike Oji of Abia State High Court of Justice to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State. The Council also issued stern warnings to Justices S. E. Aladetoyinbo and Olusola Ajibike Williams of the FCT and Lagos State High Courts. Uzokwe…

Oil marketers sack workers over N650 billion FG debt

Some staff of Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) have been sacked over N650 billion debt owed to federal governmnet - It was gathered that DAPPMAN began retrenchment of the workers to enable it offset the debt owed to FG - According to the marketers, there is no alternative option to reducing the growing debt owed by the association Oil marketers have commenced a reduction of their workforce due to their inability to pay staff salaries, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Some of…