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Kwara PDP In Trouble As Ajia Drags Guber Candidate, Yaman To Court Over Unpaid 2500 Dollars Debt



Dr. Abdulmumin Yinka Ajia, a former candidate for governor of Kwara state on the ticket of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), has filed a lawsuit against Shuaibu Yaman Abdullahi, the PDP’s candidate for governor, for a debt of $2500.

The FidelinfoNews reports this was contained in suit no. KWSG/280/2022 pending at High Court, sitting in Ilorin Kwara State.

Ajia after trying to reach out to Yaman through his friends and political friends resort to litigation as his final of reclaiming the fund he borrowed Yaman.

The fund was reportedly lent to Yaman in the build up to the primaries to settle party leaders and delegates.

An aide of Ajia said, “Yaman has been running away from the state because he doesn’t want to receive the Court paper.

“That is the issue we are currently having, he’s running away from Kwara State and he doesn’t have a personal house or campaign office where the bailiff can at least paste the document.

Yaman was reported to have hinged the borrowing with the believe that the Minister of Mines and Steel, Gbemisola Saraki would release fund to prosecute his election.

Yaman is an ally of the minister and beckoned upon to pick the ticket of the party as against the candidate of the leaders of the party, Ahman Patigi.

Earlier, the medium has reported how the kwara state PDP is finding it difficult to prosecute election.

Yaman was beckoned upon by Gbemisola Saraki to contest with the promise of funding the election but Yaman have been having incessant trouble.


During the Ileya festival, Yaman instead of celebrating at his ancestral home in Edu, Kwara North senatorial district headed to Kaduna State, his base for over 35 years.

He doesn’t have a house nor does his family stays in Kwara.

Also, in a bid to avoid spending so much money for party bigwigs and accolytes.

A PDP chieftain said, “Yaman is not having it cool at the moment at all, he’s having so many financial issues, he can’t even come up with a campaign council.

“Even recently, he struggled to get the 750,000 he gave the Alanamu’s inferno victims after so much back and forth.

“Saraki isn’t ready to commit a dime without his sister Gbemisola Saraki showing serious commitment on her side, because she promised to finance the election herself.

“The money he’s owing Ajia was borrowed during the primary because Bukola Saraki wasn’t around and the party delegates needed to be settled.

“Most of them travelled from far distances, having won it’s customary to settle the delegates as the winner.

“Now Saraki hasn’t been appointed as DG, that’s another financial headache for the party in the state.”

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Lai Mohammed bags international advocacy job



Ballard Partners, an international governmental affairs firm has appointed Alhaji Lai Mohammed, immediate past Minister of Information and Culture, as Managing Partner of its first office in Africa.

In a statement issued by the firm and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, Mohammed is to serve as Managing Partner of its newly opened Abuja office and its satellite office in Lagos.

With its headquarters in Washington, Ballard Partners specialises in all aspects of governmental and public affairs, including legislative and executive agency advocacy.

In the statement, Brian Ballard, the firm’s President and founder said they were opening their first African office in Nigeria to expand the firm’s international footprint to three continents.

He said the opening of the office, would also help in building upon the important work they had done on behalf of African nations and companies in Africa and the U.S.

On the choice of the former minister, Ballard said that Mohammed “has a long record of public service and is one of the most respected officials in the country.

Adding that “his outstanding reputation and exceptional experience will be invaluable to our firm”.

Ballard recalled that since the advent of Nigeria’s fourth republic in 1999, Mohammed played key roles in the political life of his country as Chief of Staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as Governor of Lagos.

He added that Mohammed was also the National Spokesperson for the Opposition for over a decade (2005-2015) and a candidate for the Governorship of Kwara State in the 2003 General Elections.

The statement also reflected the former Minister’s happiness in accepting the international job.

“I am very pleased to join Ballard Partners and to open the firm’s first office in Africa,”

“Ballard Partners has an impeccable reputation internationally and is well known for its success representing African countries and American firms in Africa.

The opportunities in Nigeria are substantial and I look forward to helping the firm’s clients achieve their objectives,” Mohammed was quoted as saying.

Born in Oro, Kwara state, Mohammed graduated with second class upper honors with dual degrees in modern European languages (majoring in French) and law.

He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1986.

The former Minister has also been awarded several diplomas in different parts of the world including Diplomes d’Etudes Francaise 3ieme Degree in both Dakar, Senegal and Vichy France

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Man Utd takeover: Sheikh Jassim submits final take-it-or-leave-it bid directly to Glazers – and sets strict deadline



The Qatari group led by Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani have reportedly submitted a final bid to the Glazers for the takeover of Manchester United

The offer, as revealed by the Daily Mail, is Sheikh Jassim’s fifth since the takeover process began back in February, and has been made as part of a ‘take it or leave it’ warning to United’s American owners. A deadline of Friday has reportedly been set by the Qatari group, up to which point the bid will stand – with no further negotiations to take place in between.

Indeed, Sheikh Jassim has reportedly submitted the bid directly to the Glazers and the Raine Group, the American bankers overseeing the saga. The move is an attempt to gazump the rival offer from British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who has previously been reported as leading the way. His bid would allegedly allow for the continued involvement of the Glazers for an extended period, much to the hatred of the United fan base.

The take-it-or-leave-it offer put forward by the Qataris is also an attempt to put an end to the protracted nature of this takeover saga. United’s American owners have come under increasing scrutiny for their delaying of the process, with original deadlines set for the end of April. The uncertainty created has impacted the transfer strategy led by manager Erik ten Hag, as well as the club’s ability to tie down key players to new contracts.

It remains to be seen, then, whether the Glazers’ resolve is tested to the point where they accept the Qataris’ eleventh-hour offer. Should they reject the bid, which is said to be lower than their £6 billion asking price, or not respond in time, it could be a sign that they actually are leaning in the favour of Ratcliffe – and a potential prolonged stay behind the scenes.

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Man Utd winger Antony accused of ‘domestic violence, threat and bodily injury’ by former partner



Manchester United winger Antony has been accused of “domestic violence, threat and bodily injury” by a former partner in his native Brazil.

Brazilian publication Globo Esporte is reporting that Gabriela Cavallin, who had a relationship with the 23-year-old forward in 2022, has filed a police report in Sao Paulo.

The report states that she claims to have been assaulted by Antony on May 20 – a day on which the Brazil international turned out for United in a Premier League fixture with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

The report also includes “photos of abrasions and threatening messages”, while Cavallin is said to have discussed previous aggressive behaviour from Antony.

Cavallin is now calling upon authorities in Brazil to take “an urgent protective measure” while further evidence in the case is gathered.

Globo Esporte further reports that Antony had a relationship with the woman in question during 2022, with Cavallin revealing on social media in June 2022 that she had suffered a miscarriage when the pair were expecting their first child.

No comment has been made by Antony, his representatives or Manchester United

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