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BREAKING: Convention: PDP Clears, George, Adeniran, Secondus, Others

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Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja

The screening committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has cleared all the nine national chairmanship aspirants and certified them fit  to take part in Saturday’s national convention of the party.

Chairman of the committee, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, presented certificates of clearance to them a few minutes ago at the National Executive Committee hall at the party secretariat located as Zone 5, Abuja

The aspirants are Prince Uche Secondus, Chief Gbenga Daniel, Mr Jimi Agbaje, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, Prof.Taoheed Adedoja, Prof Tunde Adeniran, Chief Olabode George, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi and Mr Aderemi Olusegun.

Ize-Iyamu said that the list of other aspirants cleared for other offices would be displayed at the party secretariat.

Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee who is also the Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, congratulated the cleared aspirants.

He asked them to present the names of their agents to the accreditation committee. (Punch)

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BREAKING: 3 Dead In New Mexico School Shooting |The Republican News

Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school.© Bing Maps Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school. Breaking

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local):

10:25 a.m. Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school.

San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters that three people believed to be students died Thursday at Aztec High School.

He says the shooter also was dead but didn’t say if the suspect was among the three. Authorities said they had cleared all the buildings at the school and that students were boarding buses to another location where they could be reunited with their parents.

Deputies with the sheriff’s office and surrounding police departments responded to the school after reports of a shooting.

Federal agents and state police are investigating.

The school is in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation.

9:40 a.m. Authorities are responding to a shooting at a high school in northwest New Mexico.

Deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office told reporters that a suspect was in custody but they did not release any other information.

Sheriff Ken Christesen confirms the shooting at Aztec High School on Thursday morning.

He did not say whether anyone had been injured or killed. The school is in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation.

Authorities say the school was placed on lockdown and evacuated. Other schools in the area were also locked down, and authorities were setting up staging areas where parents could gather and wait for more information.

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AZTEC, N.M. — Authorities are responding to a shooting at a high school in northwest New Mexico.

Deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office told reporters that a suspect was in custody but they did not release any other information.

Sheriff Ken Christesen confirms the shooting at Aztec High School on Thursday morning. He did not say whether anyone had been injured or killed.

The school is in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation.

 

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Authorities say the school was placed on lockdown and evacuated. Other schools in the area were also locked down, and authorities were setting up staging areas where parents could gather and wait for more information.   (Associated Press)

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JUST IN: Russia Banned From Pyeongchang Winter Games, Says IOC |RN

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Russia’s Olympic Committee (ROC) has been banned from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next year after the prolonged doping scandal but some athletes will be allowed to compete under the tag of “Olympic Athlete of Russia”, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.
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The IOC also decided to suspend ROC president Alexander Zhukov as an IOC member given that his membership is linked to his position as ROC President.
 

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BREAKING: Reps Seek Reversal Of SEC DG, Gwarzo’s Suspension |RN

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The House of Representatives has resolved to probe the suspension of the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo, by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, over alleged financial abuses.

While this is on, lawmakers want both parties to “maintain the status quo” pending the outcome of the probe.   (Punch)

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BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Allows Trump Travel Ban To Take Effect Pending Appeal |RN

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The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure.

The court stayed a lower court’s October ruling that had blocked implementation of the ban on visitors from Chad, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Somalia and Libya, as a legal challenge to it continues in federal appeals court.
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BREAKING: Atiku Abubakar Defects To PDP |The Republican News

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                                   Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party.

Atiku who recently resigned as a member of the All Progressives Congress said in a live video broadcast on Facebook, on Sunday, that he is joining the PDP.

Explaining why he left the APC, he said, “While other parties have purged themselves of the arbitrariness and unconstitutionality that led to fractionalisation, the All Progressives Congress has adopted those same practices and even gone beyond them to institute a regime of a draconian clampdown on all forms of democracy within the party and the government it produced.”    (Punch)

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BREAKING: Slave Auction In Libya: Charley Boy Group Occupies Libyan Embassy

From Magnus Eze, Abuja

A coaltion of civil society organisations comprising ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ led by musician turned activist, Charles Oputa, (a.k.a Charley Boy), Concerned Nigerians and Campaign for Democracy (CD) among others, will Thursday occupy the Libyan Embassy in Abuja.
A statement issued Wednesday night by the group said “We are horrified by the reports and footage of hundreds of Africans, including Nigerians, being sold into slavery by slave dealers in Libya as published by CNN and several other international media houses.

“These videos show men, women and children being sold for as little as $400. They also show the dehumanizing conditions in which these victims are kept, beaten, starved and killed.

“It is shocking to find that slave trade, a horrible part of African history which is best confined to our collective past and best studied to avoid a repeat, is being conducted so brazenly in these modern times.

“As part of efforts to condemn these acts of inhumanity, we shall be holding peaceful sit outs in front of the Libyan Embassy in Nigeria.”

The statement signed by Oputa, Deji Adeyanju, Bako Usman of CD and others urged the public to join forces with them to promote humanity and the dignity of the African person. (The Sun)

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