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Embattled Lamine Diack resigns from IOC

The former president of International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Lamine Diack, has resigned from his honorary membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It follows his suspension by the IOC on Tuesday after he was accused by French investigators of taking bribes to cover up positive drugs tests. Senegalese …

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DPR decries proliferation of illegal petrol stations in Bayelsa; ‘When you accost them, they jump into the river’

NEDU MARK, Yenagoa The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has decried the proliferation of unlicensed petrol stations in the Bayelsa State. DPR Operations Controller, Mr. Bassey Nkanga, who made the disclosure in Yenagoa, shortly after meeting with officials of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), said he met …

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My cabinet, ’round pegs in round holes’ — Buhari; as Amaechi named minister of (Transport), Lai Mohammed (Culture & Information), Ngige (Labour & Employment), Fashola, (Power, Works & Housing)

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, described the appointment of his 36-member new cabinet as a milestone. The president said this while inaugurating his 36-member cabinet at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Buhari further defended the lengthy delay in making ministerial appointments, saying he needed to put “round pegs in round holes”, …

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