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2023: Primate Ayodele reveals what God told him about Gov Sanwo-Olu

  The leader of INRI Evangelical spiritual church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has revealed what God told him concerning Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and forthcoming 2023 elections.   Ayodele, in a statement on Friday, noted that if Sanwo-Olu is allowed to have a second term, the economy of Lagos state will witness a massive progress, and the people will enjoy a breathe of fresh air because the Lord is with him.   He said Sanwo-Olu will become one of the best governors in Nigeria, making it known that his first term has…

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Burkina Faso: Buhari congratulates Kabore on re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, congratulated President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso on his re-election for a five-year second term in office. Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari congratulates Roch Marc Kabore of Burkina Faso on his re-election for a second term, sieges him to unite the country.” Shehu quoted the President as saying that “I am pleased with the peaceful outcome of the election in which the voters of Burkina Faso renewed your…

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Black Friday: NBC keeps mum on Hisbah’s letter to Cool FM

  The National Broadcasting Commission has refused to make any comment on the letter addressed to a radio station, 96.9FM by Shariah police organisation, Hisbah, in Kano State. The spokesman for NBC, Antia Ekanem, said he was on leave when The Punch contacted him for comment. “Please I am on leave and I cannot make any comment,” he said. Attempts to speak with the Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, proved abortive as he neither responded to repeated calls nor a text message on Friday. The NBC Act states…

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Jonathan working for us, APC taunts PDP

  Ruling All Progressives Congress on Friday slammed the Peoples Democratic Party for not being a worthy opposition.   The APC also said former President Goodluck Jonathan has been working for the APC and the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), because he is a ‘progressive’ statesman.   APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, stated this on Friday while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by The PUNCH.   Recall that some APC chieftains visited the Abuja residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan last…

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Benevento vs Juventus: Pirlo drops Ronaldo for Serie A clash, gives reason

Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo, has left Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s Serie A clash with Benevento. Ronaldo captained Portugal for all their three matches during the international break across a seven-day period in mid-November. The 35-year-old has also played in both of Juve’s subsequent games against Cagliari and Ferencvaros. Having played eight matches since the start of the month, he will play no part at the Stadio Ciro Vigorito, with Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala named in the travelling party as attacking options. “Cristiano Ronaldo will take an agreed rest session…

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Chelsea vs Tottenham: Lampard stresses ‘respect’ for Mourinho ahead of clash

‌ Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes Jose Mourinho is as good a manager as he has ever been, insisting he respects his former boss despite recent spats. Mourinho’s Tottenham are top of the Premier League ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, just two points clear of Chelsea. The Portuguese has enjoyed huge success throughout his career but struggled towards the end of his spell at Manchester United and took time to find his feet at Spurs. The two managers clashed on the touchline in their League Cup meeting in September and…

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UK to regulate Google, Facebook

  Britain announced Friday it will set up a watchdog to regulate tech giants such as Facebook and Google, help protect smaller competitors and give consumers more control over personal data.   Britain’s announcement comes as US tech giants are facing increasing scrutiny around the world over their power and as other countries step up their regulatory powers.   “Our new, pro-competition regime for digital markets will ensure consumers have choice, and mean smaller firms aren’t pushed out,” said Business Secretary Alok Sharma.   The measures are due to come…

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#EndSARS protesters are not criminals — Okorocha

A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has warned against criminalising of #EndSARS protests embarked upon by youths in the country. The protest was against police brutality and bad governance in the country. The lawmaker representing Imo West District in the Senate said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos Governor at the State House, Marina on Thursday evening. A statement from the Lagos State Government quoted Okorochas as cautioning against “demonising the youths who led the protests”. The statement was titled, ‘EndSARS protests: Okorocha salutes…

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FG unveils portal for N-power beneficiaries

  The Federal Government has unveiled a portal for former N-power beneficiaries to apply for Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Empowerment Options.   The platform, which was developed in collaboration with the CBN, will enable exited N-power beneficiaries to log on and apply for the various economic, empowerment and entrepreneurship options provided by the CBN.   Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, encouraged interested exited beneficiaries of N- power to log on to the portal and provide the required additional information for possible placements into…

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We’ve met the five demands of End SARS protesters – Nigerian govt

The Federal Government says it has met the five demands of the End SARS protesters.   The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the claims during a stakeholders’ meeting with members of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) in Abuja.   Mohammed said the End SARS protesters had demanded the immediate release of all arrested protesters, justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families.   He said the protesters also requested that an independent body oversees the investigation and prosecution of all…

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