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PDP Tackles Presidency Over Buhari’s ‘Private Visit’ To UK

Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has asked the Nigerian presidency to provide full details of President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed private trip to London as well as the sources of funding for the trip. PDP national publicity secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Wednesday said since the President’s upkeep is…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Stable After Heart Surgery

Arnold Schwarzenegger is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after undergoing heart surgery. The 70-year-old former California governor had a scheduled procedure to replace a pulmonic valve on Thursday, according to Schwarzenegger’s spokesman, Daniel Ketchell. He was in stable condition on Friday. “His first words were actually ’I’m back,” so he is in good spirits,”…

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Nelson Mandela’s Ex-Wife, Winnie, Dies At 81

Winnie Madikizela Mandela, former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, has passed away. Winnie, who was also an anti-apartheid campaigner, died at age eighty-one (81) in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness on Monday afternoon,. According to a statement by Victor Dlamini, a family spokesman: “She died after a long illness,…

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Google Honours Maya Angelou With Doodle

Poet Maya Angelou has been honoured by Google as today’s doodle. Google recruited a star studded cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, and Laverne Cox, to read Angelou’s famous poem “Still I Rise.” When her doodle is clicked it leads to a page of the stars reading Angelou’s poem while illustrations fill the screen. Others enlisted to read the poem…

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Katsina Senator Mustapha Bukar Passes At 63

Mustapha Bukar, senator representing Katsina North district, has passed at the age of 63, Daily Trust reports. Bukar, who was named the Madawakin Daura, was said to have passed after a brief illness. Bukar, while alive, was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Capital Market. Senate President, Bukola Saraki, confirmed the death on his Twitter, writing: I am saddened…

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APC Governors Back Buhari, Reject Oyegun’s Tenure Extension

Governors with the All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed to back President Muhammadu Buhari and reject the planned extension of the tenure of the leader of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), John Odigie-Oyegun, Punch reports. Buhari had kicked against the elongation of Oyegun’s tenure as planned by the party. The 24 governors had on Tuesday met with Buhari, a meeting which was…

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