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Senate Minority Caucus rejects Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie’s nomination as INEC Commissioner

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The Senate Minority Caucus has rejected the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as National Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

 

In a statement released by the lawmakers, President Buhari was accused of “willfully going against the constitution” as his Special Assistant on social media is allegedly a card-carrying party member.

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Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe urged Buhari to withdraw Onochie’s nomination as it is against the constitution he swore to uphold.

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The statement read;

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“President Buhari by nominating Loretta Onochie has willfully gone against the constitution that he swore to uphold.

“Item F, paragraph 14 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) forbids a card carrying member of a political party to be a member of INEC.

“The Minority Caucus of the Senate is against this nomination and calls on Mr President to withdraw it.”

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Nigerian army’s claim it was Governor Sanwo-Olu that asked for soldiers to be deployed to Lekki is of grave implication – Femi Fani-Kayode

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Former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the Nigerian army’s claim of the Lagos state government inviting them to restore law and order.

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In a tweet he shared, the former minister stated that the Nigerian army’s disclosure has grave implications for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. According to Fani-Kayode, the Lagos state Governor has been thrown under the bus by the military.

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FFK tweeted;

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The @HQNigerianArmy claim it was the LASG that asked for soldiers to be deployed at Lekki. The implications of this for @jidesanwoolu  are grave. He has been thrown under the bus by the military.

 

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‘We miss him a lot’ – Pep Guardiola finally addresses Sergio Aguero’s contract situation at Manchester City

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has come out to address star player, Sergio Aguero’s contract situation at the club, with the Argentine striker set to become a free agent next summer.

According to Guardiola, the club “misses him a lot” when he’s not fit to play but a contract renewal “depends on his physical condition”

 

Aguero,32,  has spent the last nine years of his career in Manchester scoring 255 goals in 373 appearances for City during that time.

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He is the club’s all-time record scorer in  but has suffered from injuries the last twos seasons.

 

 

After four months out with a knee issue, he returned against Arsenal on October 17, and netted his 40th Champions League goal four days later in a 3-1 win over Porto.

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Guardiola confirmed that Aguero will spend four more weeks on the treatment table.

 

When asked if the club have opened talks with Aguero over a contract renewal, he expressed his frustration over the striker’s ongoing fitness problems.

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“I don’t know, I don’t want to talk about it because I am not involved with this,” Guardiola told a pre-match press conference.

“If I should be involved in contracts, maybe the day should be 48 hours, not 24! What I want is for Sergio to be fit, what I want is Sergio [to] come back again, be ready as much as possible.

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“We miss him a lot. What he has done for this club is outstanding, [he] will be a legend of this club, we want to enjoy him before but it depends on his physicality and his physical condition.”

 

Guardiola’s men have slipped to 13th in the Premier League standings after five fixtures, but do have a game in hand on current league leaders Everton.

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“I’ve felt different because of my mixed-race background” – Football icon, Ryan Giggs reveals

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Former Manchester United star and current Wales coach, Ryan Giggs has revealed that he has felt “different” at times due to his mixed-race background.

 

Giggs’ father Danny Wilson, is black and was a former rugby union player,  while his mother Lynne Giggs, is white.

 

The football icon has now revealed he took note of his mixed race heritage when he moved  from Cardiff to Manchester due to his father’s rugby career.

 

It was at that point that Giggs says he began to feel “different”, especially since most people could not guess that he was mixed-race.

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“I didn’t experience anything in Cardiff. I was seven, so I can’t remember a lot before that. It wasn’t until I moved to Manchester,” he told ITV Wales.

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“Where I lived, my dad was very well known, because he was such a good player. He was probably the best player in the team in that town.

“As you can guess, to look at me, you wouldn’t think my dad was black.

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“But obviously everyone knowing that was my dad, and my dad quite clearly being black, that’s really when I sort of experienced the first time. Which was a bit weird, because I’d never experienced that before.”

“It was weird because when I was in Manchester there was no black people at my school. One or two. And obviously when I go back home I’m just surrounded by my dad’s family.

“I loved it. There used to be a carnival every year down the docks, and I used to love going to that. It was just normal for me. It was great for me to have that diversity.”

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Giggs recently took a knee ahead of recent  matches for Wales to show his support for the “important message” of the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

According to Giggs, the demonstration was done to make sure he reiterated that the country doesn’t “put up with discrimination or racism”.

 

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