Former Lagos State governor, Lateef Jakande, Dies

(NNP) Former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, has died. Jakande was the first civilian governor of Nigeria’s smallest (landmass) state at the return to democratic rule in 1979. He was in office until 1983.  He later became minister of works in Abacha’s regime. Jakande was a prolific journalist and author. His book titled “The […]

Breaking News: Donald J. Trump impeached a second time by US House of Representatives

(NNP) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has been impeached for a second time. He will be the first president in the history of the United States to be impeached twice. Trump was impeached on one article of incitement of insurrection following the mob that attacked the Congress resulting in the death of […]

Senegal loses former World Cup star, Papa Bouba Diop

(NNP) – Senegal has lost its World Cup and former Premier League star, Papa Bouba Diop. The World Cup hero died at aged 42. His death was confirmed by the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF). Diop will be remembered as the scorer of the lone goal, the first of the tournament against defending champions France in the 2002 […]

Trump pays $3 million for vote recount that added more votes to Biden’s tally in Wisconsin

(NNP) The Trump campaign paid $3 million for recount of votes in selected counties in Wisconsin that yielded more votes for Biden. The recount added 87 more votes to Biden’s tally. The Trump campaign in other words paid $3 million to reconfirm Biden’s victory in the crucial midwestern state that was part of the blue […]

Trump says he will leave office if Electoral College confirms Biden’s win

(NNP) President Donald Trump in speaking with reporters today stated that he would leave office if the Electoral College confirms Joe Biden’s win. The Electoral College is scheduled to meet on December 14. In spite of the overwhelming fact that Biden won the election by a landslide, Trump still insist he won by “a lot” and […]

Sudan loses former prime minister to Covid-19

(NNP) Sudan’s last prime minister, Sadiq al-Mahdi, has died at the age of 84. According to sources, he died in the United Arab Emirates where he had gone to seek treatment for corona virus infection. Sadiq al-Mahdi was the last democratically elected prime minister before he was overthrown by deposed dictator Omar al-Bashir in a […]

Breaking news: Football legend, Diego Maradona, dies at 60

(NNP) The world of football has been thrown into mourning with the passing of one of the most successful footballers of all times, Argentine native Diego Maradona. Maradona who won the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, died of heart attack at his home in Tigre at the age of 60. -NewNigerianPolitics

Biden will start receiving daily presidential briefings on security

(NNP) The Trump administration said today that it has authorized the President-elect, Joe Biden, to receive the Presidential Daily Briefings on security matters that have been denied the president-elect since he was declared the winner of the Nov. 3 presidential elections. Trump has still not conceded the elections even though it is now clear that […]

Boko Haram damage to Borno is $6bn – Gov. Zulum

(NNP) The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has estimated the total damage wrath on his state by the terrorist organization known as Boko Haram, to be $6 billion. The governor made this known in the state capital when he unveiled the 25-year strategic recovery plan for the state. The plan, he stated, will […]

Biden wins another state, Arizona, consolidates win over Trump

(NNP) The U.S. President-elect, Joe Biden, adds to his electoral vote tally by winning the traditionally Republican state of Arizona. This is the third win by Democrats in the state in 70 years. Biden won the state with over 12,000 votes, thus picking up its 11 electoral votes. This win puts Biden’s electoral vote total […]

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