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Plateau governorship election is inconclusive - INEC

- Pateau state governorship election has been declared inconclusive - The commission said the total number of votes cancelled is more than the difference in the number of votes the two major candidates got - The total number of votes cancelled in the state is 49, 347, while the total margin between leading candidates is 44, 929 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, March 11, declared the governorship elections in Plateau state inconclusive. Professor Richard Kimbir, the Returning Officer for the election in the state announced this on Monday in Jos, after collating results from the 17 local government areas of the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Kimbir, who is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, said the total number of votes cancelled is more than the difference in the number of votes the two major candidates got, “hence was constrained to declare the polls inconclusive”. The returning officer said Simon Lalon…

Italy wants to sign Belt and Road deal to help exports - deputy PM

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy wants to join China's giant "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan to boost Italian exports, not to strengthen political ties with the Asian giant, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Sunday. Di Maio was responding to U.S. concerns at the prospect of a key ally supporting the Chinese initiative. A spokesman for the White House's group of national security advisers, Garrett Marquis, on Saturday called the Chinese venture a "vanity project" that Italy should steer clear of. The "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI), championed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, aims to link China by sea and land with southeast and central Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, through an infrastructure network on the lines of the ancient Silk Road. Aside from boosting trade and investment, Xi aims to advance exchanges in areas such as science, technology and culture. "I have heard the alarm being raised from the United States yesterday…

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn seeks permission to attend board meeting on Tuesday - Yomiuri

TOKYO (Reuters) - Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is seeking permission from the Tokyo District Court to attend the company's board meeting on Tuesday, Yomiuri newspaper reported on Monday. The Tokyo District Court is expected to decide whether it will give permission as soon as Monday, the report said. Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp plan to set up a joint board meeting structure to discuss issues related to their alliance in a step towards integration of operations, TV Tokyo reported on Sunday.

Liverpool will keep fighting after derby setback - Robertson

(Reuters) - Liverpool will fight to the end to win the Premier League title, left-back Andy Robertson has said after his team were overhauled by defending champions Manchester City at the top of the table following Sunday's 0-0 draw at Everton. Liverpool's fourth draw in six league games saw them slip into second place, a point behind City with nine games remaining, with the Merseyside club having squandered a seven-point lead over the defending champions. "We will fight for every last ball until the whistle is blown at the end of the season," Robertson told British media after Liverpool's latest setback. "We become the chasers now and all the pressure is on Manchester City." City have not been at their best in recent weeks but have still maintained momentum, extending their winning run to five league games in a row with consecutive 1-0 wins over West Ham United and Bournemouth in their last two matches. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson reinforced th…

Fulham vs Chelsea: Jorginho's goal gives the Blues a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage

Fulham vs Chelsea's Premier League game ended 2-1 in favor of the Blues at Craven Cottage - Gonzalo Higuain and Jorginho scored for Chelsea, while Calum Chambers netted for Fulham - Chelsea are still occupying sixth position on the Premier League standings with 56 points Fulham's unimpressive performance this season in the Premier League continued on Sunday, March 3, as they were beaten by Chelsea 2-1 at Craven Cottage. After sacking manager Claudio Ranieri, fans were of the hope that the players would redeem themselves by beating visiting Chelsea, but they could not. Chelsea also went into this game with the target of getting the maximum three points so as to restore their hopes of fighting for the top four teams in the Premier League. There were mutiny among Chelsea fans before the start of the match as some were livid with the decision of Maurizio Sarri to start goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. Maurizio Sarri's men took the lead in the 20th minute through Gonzalo Higuain…

Hazard says Chelsea players blasted Kepa for snubbing Sarri’s orders

- Eden Hazard revealed players effort to prevent Kepa Arrizabalaga from repeating his Carabao Cup final antics in future - Kepa was dropped for Wednesday's home win against Tottenham - Willy Caballero was in goal for the Tottenham win at Stamford Bridge Eden Hazard has disclosed how squad members condemned Kepa Arrizabalaga’s refusal to be substituted by Willy Caballero during last Sunday’s EFL’s defeat by Man City at the Wembley. According to UK Sun citing RMC, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper aside from missing out Wednesday’s win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, suffered a week wage deduction from the club for ignoring Maurizio Sarri’s instructions. And now Hazard has confirmed that Arrizabalaga has been thoroughly schooled by senior squad members on how to improve his behaviour going forward. “It's a fact of play in a final. We explained ourselves, explained to him with the club, with the players, with the coach, with Willy Caballero too. “He knows very well that h…

Breaking: Court declares deportation of Cameroonians from Nigeria illegal

The deportation of 47 Cameroonians from Nigeria on January 26, 2018 has been declared as illegal and unconstitutional by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Julius Ayuk Tabe, a Cameroonian separatist leader, and 46 others were deported from Nigeria after their arrest in Abuja. Sahara Reporters reports that Ayuk president of a self-declared breakaway state made up of the Anglophone regions of majority-Francophone Cameroon, was one of 15 people whom Cameroon issued an international arrest warrant for in November 2017. The field communication officer of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Maiduguri, Abdulkareem Yakubu, said in a statement on Wednesday, February 27, that the Nigerian refugees “are now leaving Cameroon after being told to go home.” Abdulkareem quoted Stephanie Remion, MSF Emergency Coordinator in Goura, Cameroon, as saying: “Today we are seeing people packing up their belongings and leaving for Rann (Nigeria) after being told by Cameroonian and Nigerian authorities to leave.…

Miley Cyrus kissed a girl in middle school - and liked it

Miley Cyrus shared her first kiss with a girl. The newlywed pop star opened up about her innocent smooch during a new podcast chat with TV personality RuPaul, revealing she locked lips with a school pal in Tennessee. "When I was kind of growing up, being from the South... my first kiss was with a girl in middle school," Cyrus said. "And no one could understand, in Nashville, saying that... so I had that relationship." Miley, who has signed on as a judge for the podcast host's hit TV show RuPaul's Drag Race, admits she didn't think anything of locking lips with another girl - and still doesn't, insisting she has always been all for gay rights, even when she was a star on the conservative, family values Disney channel. "I was one of the only kids on Disney that would come out and say that I supported all my gay friends," she said. "No one really would say that, so that was always really important to me." During her first appearance…

REPORT: Ravens Submit Contract Offer to Terrell Suggs

​Fans in Baltimore pining for ​one more year of Terrell Suggs may just get their wish. There's no deal in place of any kind, but insider Jason La Canfora reports that the Baltimore Ravens have sent the legendary pass-rusher a contract offer for 2019. The terms of the offer aren't clear, but it's more than evident that the team that drafted Suggs No. 10 overall all the way back in 2003 would like to have him back. A seven-time Pro Bowler and the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year, Suggs holds numerous ​Ravens franchise records, including for career sacks (132.5) and career forced fumbles (35). He's 13th on the ​NFL's all-time sacks list, and helped his team win Super Bowl XLVII over the 49ers six years ago. After appearing in all 16 games for Baltimore in 2018, it's clear that Suggs has something left to offer to the team

Peru earthquake latest: powerful 7.1 magnitude quake hits southern Peru

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck southern Peru. The US Geological Survey has reported that an earthquake struck around 3.50am local time on Friday. The quake's epicentre was 16 miles north-northeast of Azangaro and it had a depth of around 160 miles. Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.