Some lawyers on Saturday faulted the open display of ballot papers by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, after casting their votes for their preferred candidates. He displayed the ballot paper to show he voted for his party; the All Progressives Congress’ presidential candidate. Also, Ortom was said to have openly displayed his ballot paper to show that he cast his vote for the Labour Party presidential candidate. One of the lawyers, Mr Babatunde Fashanu, SAN, said that the President’s act was wrong because the exercise was secret balloting. “So what the President and the governor did is uncalled for and it is leading by bad example.
Nigerian strikers Paul Onuachu and Terem Moffi are both stuck in a reversal of fortunes in the second half of the 2022/23 season after the duo completed January transfers to different clubs and are yet to find the back of the net for their new employers. For Moffi, he stayed in the Ligue 1 making a loan move from Lorient to Nice with an obligation to buy at the end of the season. Both strikers have had similar individual experiences for their new clubs but very different team results. Moffi and Onuachu have both played two games for their current clubs but while Onuachu came off the bench on his debut which ended in a 3-0 loss to Brentford and started the second, a 2-1 Wolves defeat before being substituted, Moffi started both games; their 3-1 win against Marseille and was on the pitch for the full 90 minutes in their 3-0 triumph over Ajaccio. Moffi on the other hand will also be keen to score when his side faces off against in-form striker Balogun and his Reims team on Saturday (today) at the Allianz Riviera.1 month ago Punch Newspapers
Casemiro rescued Manchester United as the Brazil midfielder grabbed his first goal for the club in stoppage-time to salvage a dramatic 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Saturday. Ten Hag’s decision to lay down the law to Ronaldo could signal the beginning of the end for the Portugal attacker in his second spell with United. Fifth placed United remain one point behind fourth placed Chelsea, who are unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions since Graham Potter replaced the sacked Thomas Tuchel. Fernandes’s pin-point pass opened up the Chelsea defence, leaving Rashford one-on-one with Kepa but a poor first touch took him away from goal and his shot thudded into the Chelsea keeper’s chest. Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah hit the bar with a second half header from Mason Mount’s cross.5 months ago Punch Newspapers
Political parties on Thursday admitted that they had difficulties sourcing cash that would be used to pay their polling agents during Saturday’s elections. They added that some of their agents would not be paid as they would work as volunteers. I know the country is difficult at the moment and that the masses are suffering as a result of the cash squeeze policy. The APC chairman however said that the welfare of their polling agents was important, hence, their plans to make transfers to the agents. In Ekiti State, political parties said that their agents for the elections were committed members ready for the assignment whether money was made available or not.1 month ago Punch Newspapers
This is exemplified by his track record and performance in Lagos State. When he was governor, it took less than three weeks to form his cabinet. In both, it took him less than three weeks to do it and I was also there in the cabinet, so I should know. The most important thing is the visionary leadership, knowledge and courage that Tinubu is noted for, which he will bring on board. Can Nigerians trust Tinubu, another APC candidate, given the reservations many Nigerians have about the current government?28 days ago Punch Newspapers
“Similarly, in the Oshimili LGA of Delta State, thugs attacked a polling unit and two BVAS machines were lost in the process. “Similarly, in Safana LGA of Katsina State, thugs attacked one of our voting locations and snatched six BVAS machines. The hoodlums carted away ballot boxes and chased away electoral officers. An eyewitness, who preferred not to be named, said the hoodlums came to the polling unit on motorcycles and Sienna. The attack followed the arrest of a man for allegedly masterminding a vote-buying procedure at the polling unit situated at THE Science Primary School, Bwari.28 days ago Punch Newspapers
Atiku will have 25 per cent in all the 19 states in the North. Three candidates will slug it out in Lagos and they are Tinubu, Atiku and Peter Obi. In Ogun State, it will be Tinubu and Atiku because PDP is the oldest of the parties on the ballot. When you look across Nigeria, the man to get 25 per cent in every state is Atiku. Tinubu has always been a regional leader in the South-West and this is the first time he is going national.28 days ago Punch Newspapers
Mercedes have reverted to a black livery for the new Formula One season as they bid to return to the summit of Grand Prix racing in 2023. Hamilton, one of the few leading people of colour in motorsport, encouraged Mercedes to paint their car black for the 2020 and 2021 seasons as part of an anti-racism campaign. “I have been here a long time,” Hamilton said ahead of his 11th season with Mercedes and his 17th in all in Formula One. “I continue to love racing and that is never ever going to change. Russell, 25, said he knew what was expected as he prepared for his second season with Mercedes.1 month ago Punch Newspapers