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[BREAKING] Doping: Okagbare’s ban extended to 11 years

The Athletics Integrity Unit has extended the ban on Nigeria’s 2008 long jump silver medalist Blessing Okagbare to 11 years. The Nigerian was previously suspended for 10 years for doping in February 2022. But the AIU in a document obtained on Monday added one additional year to Okagbare’s ban after …

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BREAKING: Senate gets new Minority Leader, Chief Whip

The Senate on Tuesday named the lawmaker representing the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Philip Aduda, as the new Minority Leader of the Senate to replace Senator Eyinaya Abaribe. Senator Chukwuka Utazi was also named as the Senate Minority Whip to take over Aduda’s former position. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, …

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BREAKING: Buhari nominates new ministers, sends list to Senate

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has nominated seven persons for screening and confirmation by the Senate for appointment as Ministers. Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Buhari’s letter of request on the floor of the Senate, in Abuja, on Tuesday. In the letter read by  Lawan,  the president said …

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BREAKING: Gunmen attack Bauchi gov’s LGA, kill four

Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Thursday launched an attack on the Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi state and killed four people. Three others were injured. The PUNCH reports that Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed hails from Alkaleri LGA. Our correspondent gathered from local sources including vigilantes that …

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BREAKING: Atiku announces Okowa as running mate

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has announced Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate in the 2023 presidential election. He made the announcement on Thursday via his social media handles. Abubakar posted, “I am delighted to announce Governor Ifeanyi A. Okowa as …

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