Joe Biden, 81, Pulls Out of U.S. Presidential Election, Gives Reason

+ Read-for-yourself statement the president wrote on why he took the tough decision   In an unprecedented move, President of the United States of America (USA), Joe Biden has pulled out of the race to contest for second term. Platforms Africa reports that Biden announced his intention to pull out of the 2024 U.S. presidential election on Sunday. My Fellow Americans, Over the past three and a half years, we have made great progress as a Nation. Today, America has the strongest economy in the world. We’ve made historic investments…

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Niyi Odebode: Hero Who’s Leaving PUNCH After 31 Years, By Friday Olokor

“He is an Egba man, from Ogun State, I’m an Ika man, from Delta State. He didn’t commission me to do this, I didn’t take his permission because if I do, he will discourage me! If any issue I raise here are lies, anyone who feels jolted should arrest me and let’s meet in court!”   Today, Sunday July 21 2024, another history is being made as a good man, Niyi Odebode, bows out of Punch Newspapers as DEPUTY EDITOR after 31 years in active service. As Deputy Editor to…

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‘Steer Clear,’ Supreme Court Bars State Govts From LG Money

FULL LIST: Names of losers and winners in the fight of 36 against 774   The Supreme Court on Thursday in Abuja delivered a judgment asking state governors to stay clear of Local Government Money, thereby paving the way for their Autonomy PLATFORMS AFRICA reports that the Supreme Court delivered this judgement on the suit the Federal Government filed to secure full autonomy for the 774 Local Government Areas, LGAs, in the country. The Supreme Court recently said it had notified Attorney- General of the parties involved. In the case…

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Keir Starmer To Become Next PM As Labour Wins UK’s General Election

Keir Starmer, the Labour Party candidate, has won the UK general election and will become the next prime minister of the country. Labour has been declared official winner of the poll after reaching the required 326 parliamentary seats. “Change begins now. It feels good, I have to be honest,” Starmer told a cheering crowd in central London. Rishi Sunak, outgoing prime minister, said he takes responsibility for the loss of the Conservative Party. “Britain has delivered a sobering verdict. On this difficult night, I’d like to express my gratitude to…

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2027: I Don’t Want To Be Atiku’s Running Mate – Gov Diri

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, said on Wednesday that he is not interested in being a running mate to ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar for the 2027 presidential election. A statement by Diri’s Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, on Wednesday, said, “A faceless group, which sarcastically named itself Diri Angels, in a statement, had made the suggestion to Alhaji Abubakar.” Atiku was the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 presidential election, which he lost to President Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress. According to…

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Rep Stages Walkout, Accuses Deputy Speaker Of Discrimination

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency, Rivers State, Cyril Hart, on Tuesday during plenary, walked out of the green chamber after accusing the Deputy Speaker of discriminating against new members during parliamentary debates. Hart, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, made the allegation a few minutes after the lawmaker representing Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok Federal Constituency, Borno State, moved a motion condemning the recent suicide bombings which claimed lives in the North-Eastern State. The motion elicited debates from many lawmakers including the Chairman, House Committee on Navy,…

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Epe Deserves More from Lagos Govt — Group

Top energy journalist, Yusuf Yunus, inaugurated as 5th president Club Seventies Epe + Names, Photos of other new executive members   A non profitable social group, Club Seventies Epe, says that Epe Division in Lagos State deserved more attention from the administration of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the state. The newly sworn-in President of the Club, Mr Yusuf Yunus, made this remark in his inaugural address after taking oath of office in Epe. Sultan Of Sokoto: We’re Worried – Miyetti Allah Issues Caution Yunus, taking over from Adelaja Najeem-Hassan as…

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‘I’ll Defeat Him,’ Biden Vows To Finish Trump At Election

. Acknowledges age, bad debate performance   President Joe Biden said on Friday he intended to defeat Republican rival Donald Trump in the November presidential election, giving no sign he would consider dropping out of the race after a feeble debate performance that dismayed his fellow Democrats. “I know I’m not a young man, to state the obvious,” an ebullient Biden said at a rally one day after the head-to-head showdown with his Republican rival, which was widely viewed as a defeat for the 81-year-old president. “I don’t walk as…

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Mother of Popular Hausa Musician Rarara Kidnapped

. ‘They stormed Kahutu village around 1 am.” How bandits abducted the aged woman in Kastina   Hajiya Halima Adamu, the mother of the renowned Hausa singer Dauda Adamu, popularly known as Rarara, has been abducted from her residence in Kahutu village, Danja local government area of Katsina State, as reported by Daily Trust. The abduction occurred during the early hours of Friday when bandits reportedly infiltrated Kahutu village around 1 am. According to sources from the village, the assailants approached on foot and conducted the operation silently, without firing…

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Gov Plots To Dethrone Sultan of Sokoto As Bickering Worsens

‘Do not touch Sultan Abubakar,’ MURIC warns as Sokoto Governor deposes 15 traditional rulers   The cold war and sour relationship between the Sokoto state governor, Ahmed Aliyu, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, have degenerated with the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) declaring the plot of an impending dethronement of the Sultan by the governor. The sultan is regarded as the leader of Muslim faithful in Nigeria asides being a first class monarch in Sokoto state. Kano Orders Demolition Of Bayero Palace MURIC, made what it described as the…

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