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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon d’Or 2016 For the Fourth Time

Ronaldo with son Cristiano Junior Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2016 Ballon D’Or overwhelmingly with 53 per cent of the votes. Ronaldo won his fourth Ballon d’Or to edged out a mix of players that included rival, Lionel Messi and Barcelona’s striker Luis Suarez.     Ronaldo was joined by his mother Maria Photos: instagram.com/cristiano…

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Uyo Church Building Collapse: Police Put Death Toll at 29, Governor Orders Arrest of Contractors

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has said the death toll in Saturday’s building collapse at the Reigners Bible Church International, Uyo, had risen to 29. According to the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, the names of those killed cannot be released until it completes the profiling of the dead victims, but puts…

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Nigeria’s Minister of Environment Amina Mohammed to Become UN Deputy Sec-Gen

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed is to be confirmed as a Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. If confirmed, NAN reports that she would deputise for newly Elected Antonio Guterres who is set to take office as the UN scribe on January 1, 2017. According to a tweet by Pamela Falk, CBS news reporter…

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Buhari Set for Gambia to Persuade Jammeh to Hand Power

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Gambia, today Tuesday, with other West Africa leaders to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to hand power over to Adama Barrow, the president-elect. John Mahama, Ghanaian president who just lost and conceded will also join the African leaders in persuading Jammeh to relinquish power. Jammeh lost the just-concluded election in…

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Complete List of Nominees for the 74th Annual Golden Globes

List of nominees for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California by Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick. NBC’s Jimmy Fallon will host the annual show on Jan. 8. MOTION PICTURES —Picture, Drama: “Hacksaw Ridge,” ”Hell or High Water,” ”Lion,” ”Manchester by the Sea,” ”Moonlight.” —Picture, Musical or Comedy:…

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INEC Declares PDP’s Ideozu Winner Second Senatorial Seat in Rivers Rerun Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Osinachukwu Ideozu, winner of the of the Rivers West senatorial district election held between Saturday and Monday. Mr. Ideozu was certified winner this afternoon with 107,166 votes. He defeated Otelemaba Amachree of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who garnered 48,898…

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President Buhari’s 2016 Eid-El-Maulud Message to the Nation

Dear Compatriots, Again the calendar of life has brought us into another period of celebration, and deep reflection. Celebration, because we are marking the birth of Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him), and deep reflection, because it is another opportunity of pausing, taking a deep breath and reflecting on the current realities before us. First…

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Uyo Church Building Collapse: Ini Edo & Akwa Ibom Gov. Escape Death|Two-Day Mourning Declared

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has confirmed he was inside Reigners Bible Church, situated on Uyo Village Road, was still under construction when it collapsed on Saturday. Its iron rafters caved in as the service was ongoing. A witness disclosed that the building collapsed 30 minutes after the…

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Gambia’s Barrow Tells Jammeh to Accept Defeat After the Incumbent Rejected Outcome of Election

Adama Barrow, president-elect of The Gambia, has called on Yahya Jammeh to accept the outcome of last week’s election after the incumbent overturned the result in a sudden political U-turn. Jammeh, who has ruled the West African country for 22 years, conceded defeat in a public address last week, but rejected the outcome early on…

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