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AFCON 2022: MTN Cheers Super Eagles To Victory

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As the Super Eagles gear up for AFCON2022, the official communications partner of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), MTN Nigeria, has restated its confidence in the ability of the team to go all the way and win the ultimate prize. The tournament commences on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Cheering the Super Eagles, the Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria, Olutokun Toriola, commended the players and coaching crew for qualifying for the biggest football tournament in Africa and reiterated the brand’s support. “As a company, we are committed to supporting Nigerian’s passions and are confident that our Super Eagles will do the nation proud. We stand proudly with fellow Nigerians in full support of the team because ‘This is Naija Where Football Lives’,” said Toriola.

The CEO will join the Federal Government delegation to Cameroon led by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Others expected to be part of the special delegation include the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare among others.

The delegation is expected to leave for Cameroon on Monday, January 10, 2022, ahead of Nigeria’s first game against Egypt the next day in Garoua.

On September 2, 2021, MTN Nigeria signed a three-year multi-million naira partnership deal with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and was announced as the official communications partner for the Super Eagles and other National Teams. According to Olukotun Toriola, at the signing ceremony, “Through this partnership, MTN is building a sustainable legacy of support, collaboration and exciting soccer experiences for Nigerians,” he said.

MTN Nigeria will be unveiling a series of activities in the coming days to thrill Nigerians during the Nations Cup.

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Traditional Ruler Remanded For Allegedly Sponsoring Cult Group In Rivers

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A Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded the paramount ruler of Kono Boue community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, His Royal Highness, Taalor Nwidea Tornwe at the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and cultism.

When the matter was mentioned in court, the presiding Chief Magistrate, Amadi Nna, did not allow the charges to be read against the accused following the nature of the case and thereby declined jurisdiction of the matter.

Chief Magistrate Nna also refused the bail application by the defence counsel after it was also opposed by the prosecution counsel from the Office of the Attorney-General of the state.

The Chief Magistrate thereafter ordered that the case file be sent back and encouraged the defence counsel to approach the High court for the bail.

According to the charge sheet, the paramount ruler is accused of conspiring and sponsoring a cult group.

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BREAKING: Heavy security as Abia court set to deliver judgement on Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights suit

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Heavily armed security personnel have cordoned off the roads leading to the premises of the Abia State High Court complex in Umuahia as the court is set to deliver judgement today, Wednesday, on the suit by Nnamdi Kanu for the enforcement of his Fundamental Rights filed against the federal government of Nigeria.

Detained Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) filed the suit through his Special Counsel Aloy Ejimakor on August 27, 2021.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that as early as 7:00am, a detachment of law enforcement officers had been deployed around the court premises.

All the roads leading to the court have also been barricaded, forcing motorists and pedestrians to take alternate routes.
Journalists and staff of the court as well as people accessing the premises were asked to produce their identity cards before allowing access to the premises.

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Enugu: Gunmen Storm APC Youth Meeting, Kills Leader, One Other

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Gunmen on Tuesday evening reportedly killed the Enugu State Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Kelvin Ezeoha, and one other person.

The gunmen, who were said to have attacked a meeting being held by members of the Ward 3 Obeagu Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government chapter of the party also kidnapped one other person whose identity was yet to be ascertained.

According to sources, the meeting was being held to reconcile members from the two factions of the party when the gun-wielding men numbering over seven stormed the venue, killing the two party members instantly before whisking away one other person.

Enugu State chapter of the APC had been in crisis over leadership of the party for years now.

However, all hopes to resolve the crisis during the ward, local and state congresses failed as two parallel leadership emerged at the end of the exercise.

While former State Commissioner for Works, Ugochukwu Agbala emerged chairman for the faction led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; Adolphus Ude emerged factional chairman of group led by the former Chairman, Dr Ben Nwoye.

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