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INEC: Zakari’s Family Speaks Out On Allege Relationship With Buhari

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INEC: Zakari's Family Speaks Out On Allege Relationship With Buhari

The family of Amina Zakari, has spoken out on her relationship with president Muhammadu Buhari. Zakari is a national commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commission who has been appointed as head of collation center for this year’s presidential election.  Right after her appointment was announced, controversy flared through opposition People’s Democratic Party that she is the president’s niece.

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Well, the family has now spoken out against the allegation.  It says the rumors are, quote: “blantant lies and a campaign of calumny orchestrated to pull her down,” end quote.  The family also said that Zakari is not a blood relation of the president.

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The family also said Zakari’s mother was from Daura and was born and bred in Kano.  They said she is not Buhari’s sister either. They said it is true that Buhari’s sister was one married into their family, but that the marriage was short-lived and did not produce a child.  They say all that had happened way before Amina Zakari was born.

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Aigbogun Submits Final List Of Players For U-20 AFCON

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Aigbogun Submits Final List Of Players For AFCON U-20

Flying Eagles Head Coach, Paul Aigbogun, has submitted to the Nigeria Football Federation the final list of twenty players for the 2019 Africa U-20 cup of nations.

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The team says it has put behind it the disappointment felt from the cancellation of the international friendly with Saudi Arabia U-20 squad. But organizers have promised that the game would still hold after the U-20 AFCON finals.

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NRA Threatens To Withdraw Members From NPFL Over Attacks On Referees

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NRA Threatens To Withdraw Members From NPFL Over Attack On Referees

The Nigeria Referees Association has threatened to withdraw its members from the Nigeria Professional Football League because of repeated attacks on league referees.

Referee Sam Agba was assaulted by Plateau United fans in Jos and on Sunday, some match officials were attacked by fans of Remo Stars in Sagamu.

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Nigeria Referees Association Publicity Secretary, Kelechi Mejuonbi says the association is waiting for the decision of the league management on the incident.

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Afe Babalola Calls For Unified Examination For Universities Graduands

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Afe Babalola Calls For Unified Examination For Universities Graduating Students

Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, a legal luminary, has called for the adoption of a unified examination system for final year students in every course in Nigerian universities.

The legal icon said this is the way to bring about quality education in the country to discourage what he called “the culture of laziness” in the system.

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Babalola made the call while speaking at the tenth matriculation ceremony and award conferment on alumni of Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti.

At the twin events, Ekpo Naomi, best graduating student ever produced by the university since its inception in 2010, was awarded half a million naira.

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Babalola said if the Nigerian Universities Commission and the Ministry of Education adopt the idea of unified examinations to all final year students, every university would strive harder to ensure its students pass the national examinations.  He said this will result in high standards in teaching and learning.

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