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AFCON 2019: Fani-Kayode Hails Super Eagles, Mocks South Africa

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Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for defeating their South African counterparts in the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON.

He said the victory of the Super Eagles against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa has given Nigerians “hope, strength and a reason to live again.”

In a series of tweets, Fani-Kayode wrote: “At last, something to be proud of again! MIGHTY Nigeria floors South Africa! Our boys did it! Chukwueze and Ekong did it!

“They slaughter our people in SA but we tore off their @BafanaBafana pants in Cairo! Well done boys! Proud of our @NGSuperEagles! #SuperEagles

#BafanaBafana

“Thanks for showing the world who and what we are and what we can do when we stand TOGETHER as ONE! Thanks for making us PROUD of being Nigerian again!

“And now that we have screwed SA, on to the semi-finals and finals boys and bring that cup back home!#SuperEagles @NGSuperEagles

“If anyone knows this young man called Chukwueze pl tell him that his performance in Egypt last night has inspired a nation of 200million people and given us hope,strength and a reason to live again.

“You were simply magnificent!Nigeria is proud of you! @NGSuperEagles #SuperEagles.”

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I Don’t Believe President Buhari Is In Charge — Wole Soyinka [VIDEO]

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Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has said that he does not believe President Muhammadu Buhari is in charge of the country.

He made this statement in reference to the open letter written to Buhari by a retired colonel and former military administrator of Kaduna, Umar Dangiwa, over the president’s habit of appointing people from his section of the country into office.

Reacting to this in an interview on PlusTv Africa’s ‘One-On-One’ on Thursday, the playwright and political activist said the answer to the nation’s problem is decentralisation.

The renowned writer commended the former military administrator who has a tendency to hit the nail hard and go straight to the point factually without self-interest.

He said: “Umar Dangiwa is one of the really serious letter writers without self-interest and when I saw this I was appalled but I shouldn’t have been appalled in the first place. I was appalled by the silence that followed this revelation. I think those who are responsible for this criminal lopsidedness should be punished. It is not sufficient just to discuss it. It’s criminal.

“I have said this before. I don’t believe there is really anybody in charge in Aso Rock. I’m sorry to say this. I’ve been studying the trend over the past year and a half and I believe this president is not in charge of this nation, in so many aspects and directions.

“I’m convinced he’s not really and totally with it.

“It’s so serious. It is not the fact alone, we know the history of this. We know what it has caused the nation, and we know it isn’t over yet. And you say are launching an enquiry. That’s not enough. This man is not in charge.”

Watch the full interview here;

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BREAKING: Buhari Nominates Okonjo-Iweala For WTO Director-General Position

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, former coordinating minister for the economy, for the position of director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), TheCable reports.

In a document seen by TheCable on Thursday, Buhari withdrew the candidacy of Yonov Frederick Agah, Nigeria’s permanent representative to WTO, for the same position.

The election is scheduled to hold in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021 for a four-year term that would run from 2021 to 2025.

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Buhari Presides Over Virtual FEC Meeting

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja.

The meeting, which started at 09:02 GMT has the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, as well as some Ministers in attendance.

Ministers present in the hall include those of Justice, Aviation, Finance, Information and Culture, Environment, Water Resources, Defence and Works.

All other Ministers are attending form their various offices in the nation’s capital city, Abuja.

The meeting is expected to consider issues surrounding how the nation can mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 and how to enhance the livelihood of Nigerians in the midst of the pandemic.

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