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The opposition in Venezuela has won a majority of seats in the National Assembly, overturning nearly two decades of dominance by the Socialists of President Nicolas Maduro.Five hours after polling ended, the National Electoral Council announced the opposition had won ninety-nine seats. President Maduro has admitted defeat, recognising “these adverse results”. It is the worst-ever […]

Fulani herdsmen, at the weekend, kidnapped three building contractors at Amorji, a suburb Onicha-Ukwani community, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State. Though the names of those kidnapped could not be ascertained at press time, it was gathered that they were abducted while working at a fenced site in the community. According to an […]

the leader of the Senate delegation to NNPC’s Kano Depot, and vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream Sector, Malam Barau Jibrin said the Senate was concerned over the shortage of petroleum products across the country.Jibrin, who was speaking at the depot of NNPC in Kano State, shortly after he inspected some facilities […]

Information reaching us has it that the PDP candidate, Governor Seriake Dickson, is leading in the results released so far by INEC in six local government areas of Bayelsa State in the gubernatorial election conducted on Saturday.The result as announced by collating officers shows that PDP won in Yenagoa, Ekeremor, Kolokuma/Opokuma and Sagbama local government […]

President Muhammadu Buhari, his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, are expected to grace the occasion of the coronation and presentation of staff of office to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi in Ile-Ife today. Accordingly, today has been declared a public holiday in Ile-Ife to allow residents and […]

David Beckham believes the 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar despite uncertainty over its hosting rights even as Swiss and US authorities are looking at claims of corruption in the bidding for both the 2018 (Russia) and 2022 events. According to Beckham  Whether it’s corrupt or not, those countries have been chosen and  […]

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria and Borrusia Dortmund of Germany player, Jonathan Akpoborie, has berated the Coach Samson Siasia-led Under-23 national team, insisting that the team does not deserved to be tagged ‘Dream Team’, saying it has not done enough.   According to Akpoborie, the first Under-23 team which won gold at the Atlanta 96 […]

A commercial motorcycle operator and a taxi driver have been reported dead while queueing up for petrol at different filling stations in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, at the weekend.It was gathered that the two incidences occurred at different filling stations where the deceased had queued for fuel for several hours. The unidentified okada rider met […]

The Department of State Services said in Abuja on Sunday that the agency had arrested two out of five of its operatives who robbed a Bureau de Change operator and carted away three hundred and ten million naira. The robbery took place on November 20 while the stolen money belonged to a BDC operator in […]

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on state councils and industrial union affiliates to be prepared for a showdown with any state government that attempts to reduce the national minimum wage. The call was contained in a statement issued by NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba, in Abuja yesterday. The statement said Governor Abdulaziz Yari, Chairman, […]

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