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UK Election: Nigerian Born, Kemi Badenoch Eliminated From Prime Minister Race

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The Nigerian-born Kemi Badenoch, seeking to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has been disqualified from the race.

The former Equalities Minister ran an excellent campaign and was hailed for her leadership and honest politics which helped her perform considerably better than anticipated.

The elimination of Badenoch from the race has now left the three remaining candidates, Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak to convince Members of Parliament they deserve a spot in the final two ahead of the next round of voting Wednesday afternoon.

Rishi Sunak secured the highest votes with 118, followed by Penny Mordaunt with 92 votes and the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, who received 86 on the fourth ballot, removing Badenoch from the race after scoring 59 votes.

Mordaunt and Truss are currently vying for the coveted second position, which will be determined by members of parliament on Wednesday afternoon.

Recall that during one of her campaigns, the 42-year-old, who grew up in Nigeria, said she’s aware of what happens when Nigerian politicians are for themselves and use public money as their private piggy bank.

According to Badenoch, Nigerian politicians promise the earth and pollute not just the air but the whole political atmosphere with their failures to serve others.

She added that running to become the Prime Minister at 42 years is by definition ambitious because she’s free to be who she wants to be in the country unlike in Nigeria.

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BREAKING: CBN Extends Deadline For Old Naira Exchange

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended deadline for the swapping of old naira notes till February 10, 2023.

The CBN stated this in a release on Sunday.

The apex bank said it added a 10-day extension of the deadline from January 31, 2023, to February 10, 2023, to allow for the collection of more old notes…”

This is according to the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele.

More Details Later.

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Yebumot Al-Hikmah Road Temporarily Shut As Construction Begins

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Kwara State Ministry of Works and Transport will temporarily closed the Yebumot Al-Hikmah Road from today,  Wednesday 11th January, 2023.

Fidel Info reports that the closure is effective from 11:00am to allow for the commencement of the asphalt laying of the road.

The Ministry urges road users to make use of other routes for their journeys pending the completion of the asphalt laying.

The Ministry sincerely regrets the inconveniences this may bring to the residents and users of the road.

“Our goal is to improve the city and make your travel experience better”

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Yoruba Nation Rally: Normalcy Restored At Ojota After Unrest

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Following reported unrest Monday morning involving alleged Yoruba Nation agitators, normalcy has apparently been restored in the Lagos State neighborhood of Ojota.

Fidel Info reports that Videos that have been making the rounds on social media purport to show that a person who cannot be named died amid the unrest when protesters and police allegedly battled where the protesters gathered for a large gathering.

The scene of the unrest is now reported to be calm and serene, due to the intervention of security operatives.

Additionally, armed police officers and cars were seen near the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota.

Jubril Gawat, a staff member for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, posted a status update on the incident, saying that things were back to normal at Ojota.

He wrote, “UPDATE: Ojota is calm. OP-MESA and other Police Divisions are fully on ground. People are going about their normal duties, all clear.”

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