Gold miners in Niger seek govt assistance

By Obinna Unaeze The Association of Gold Miners (Zone one) in Chanchaga Local Government area of Niger has appealed to the state government to organise the local miners professionally. Mr Michael Abida, the Chairman of the association, made the call on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna. He …

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Egyptians want Liverpool hero Mo Salah as President

The Ballot Paper

Over One million voters in Egypt on Friday attempted to elect Liverpool hero Mo Salah as the President of the Country.

Salah, who once again proved to be the Reds’ match winner with a crucial late goal at Crystal Palace Saturday, was the surprise name on a number of ballot papers in the Egyptian presidential election.

The over one million fans of the ace footballer in his home country and voters didn’t fancy any of the political candidates on their ballot papers.

According to state newspaperthe Economist, some of the voters crossed out the names of Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi and his opponent, Al-Ahram, on their ballot papers and wrote in Salah’s name instead.

According to reports only 25m people voted in the election, a drop of more than half compared to the last national vote in 2014.

In total more than 1m Egyptians spoiled their ballots, nearly twice the number who chose the challenging candidate Moussa Mustafa Moussa – this included those who attempted…

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Cult clash: Police arrest 5 in Ilorin

The Kwara Police Command on Saturday confirmed the arrest of five persons in connection with violence that erupted among suspected Cult members at Agaka area of Ilorin, the Kwara capital. Mr Samuel Okasanmi the spokesperson of the state Police command disclosed this in Ilorin. According to him, the command is still making some arrests and …

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