Today's Headlines: Obaseki To Swear In 4 New Commissioners Friday; Funke Akindele Celebrates 46th Birthday in Style

Obaseki To Swear In 4 New Commissioners Friday

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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, will on Friday, swear in four new commissioners confirmed by the state’s House of Assembly.

In a statement, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, said the ceremony would take place at the New Festival Hall in Government House, Benin City, the Edo State capital, by 1 pm.

The commissioners to be sworn in are Asi Surajo Jubril, Zubairu Dada Abubakar, Osilama Okuofo and Ogbeide Ifaluyi-Isibor.

Ogie said, “It is hereby announced for the information of the general public that the four commissioner-nominees confirmed by the Edo State House of Assembly on Wednesday, August 23, 2022, will be sworn into office by His Excellency, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, on Friday, August 25, 2023.”

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Funke Akindele Celebrates 46th Birthday

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Actress Funke Akindele has shared some photos to celebrate her 46th birthday on Thursday, August 24.

The Peoples Democratic Party Lagos Deputy governorship candidate in the 2023 polls shared a photo shoot, where she’s adorning a white mini dress with a pair of pink wedges.

One of the videos shared captured her journey with her family on vacation to the United Kingdom.

In another video, the actress, dressed in a beautiful jumpsuit, was all smiling while Asake’s ‘Sunshine’ was playing in the background.

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Tinubu In Meeting With Islamic Leaders

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President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting with a delegation of Nigerian Muslim leaders led by Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The group of Islamic leaders recently offered to interface with the coup leaders in Niger Republic on behalf of the Economic Community of West African States, got the approval, and actually interacted with the junta’s head, General Abdourahamane Tchiani.

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The Ulammas are meeting President Tinubu, who is the Chairman of the ECOWAS’ Authority of Heads of State and Government, at the Presidential Villa to brief him on the outcome of their visit to Niger over the political situation in the country.

It would be recalled that the ECOWAS had taken steps to show its disapproval of the military takeover of power in Niger by imposing a series of sanctions and an ultimatum, which the body threatened could lead to an armed response.

The Ulammas, who are opposed to war with the Nigerien military, as threatened by ECOWAS, said that apart from the dire consequences of armed conflict, they were enjoined by their religious faith and the Quran to seek mediation first in cases like this before resorting to war.

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Chelsea Sign Washington

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Chelsea announced on Thursday the signing of Deivid Washington from Brazilian club Santos on a seven-year contract, with the option of a further year.

Chelsea disclosed this in a statement its website ahead of their Premier League tie with Luton Town on Friday.

Washington, 18, can play anywhere across the line in the final third, but predominantly as a striker.

He started his career with Gremio before switching to Santos in 2016.

“Welcome to Chelsea, Deivid,” Chelsea’s statement reads in part.

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