Shocking Defeat To Serena Williams!

Sensetional Halep shocks Serena to clinch title in under an hour Simona Halep shocked seven-time champion Serena Williams to clinch her maiden Wimbledon title in less than an hour. Williams went into the final with 23 Grand Slam titles under her belt, searching for the elusive 24th to go level with Margaret Court’s record. With the 37-year-old having looked stronger and stronger with every match of the tournament, many felt the writing was on the wall for Halep. However, it was the Romanian who impressed initially, with Williams not quite…

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Senate Grants INEC Autonomy To Conduct Local Government Elections

The Senate on Tuesday voted to grant the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) powers to conduct local government elections, stripping the right from state government. The change is part of the 1999 Constitution reforms by the legislature to make local governments become independent of states. The bill was included in the report to amend the 1999 Constitution presented by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu on Tuesday. The bill also proposes that no local council should receive allocation except it is democratically constituted. Expelling pregnant schoolgirls, leaving boys that impregnate…

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Expelling pregnant schoolgirls, leaving boys that impregnate them, discriminatory —Fayemi

Wife of Ekiti State governor, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, on Thursday decried the practice of expelling pregnant schoolgirls while allowing boys that impregnate them to continue their education. Fayemi, who expressed her feelings during a meeting in Ado-Ekiti with wives of Coordinating Directors and Community Development Officers of the 16 Local Government Councils in the state, described the measure as “discriminatory.” She stressed that all girls have right to education, regardless of their pregnancy, marital or motherhood status. According to her, pregnant girls face all kinds of punishments, including discriminatory practices…

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There’s no time limit for reporting rape cases – Police

The Nigerian Police yesterday said there is no time limit for reporting cases of rape and other sexual assaults to the security and other appropriate agencies in the country. They insisted that irrespective of how long it takes a rape victim to report the case, the Police and the state owe him or her a responsibility to diligently investigate the complaint and bring offenders to book. Speaking in an exclusive interview yesterday with the newsmen in Abuja, Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba (a Deputy Commissioner of Police), however, added…

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Presidents Should Lose Power To Appoint INEC Chair – Goodluck

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is advocatingfor presidents to be stripped of power to single-handedly appoint commissioners and chairmen of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He said it is in order to maintain the credibility and legitimacy of elections. Jonathan said this, yesterday, during the launch of Senator Femi Okurounmu’s memoir, ‘The Dream,’ which took place at the Afe Babalola Hall of the University of Lagos. Jonathan said the confidence of citizens in a country’s electoral process is very vital to the progress and development of any nation. The former…

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