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Paul Pogba buys World Cup championship rings for the entire France team

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Manchester United star Paul Pogba buys World Cup championship rings for the entire France team (Photos)
Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, bought the entire France team World Cup championship rings to thank them for helping their country to win the FIFA World Cup Trophy last summer in Russia.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba buys World Cup championship rings for the entire France team (Photos)

The rings made by Jason of Beverly Hills were designed to resemble NBA or NFL championship rings complete with the French National team logo and "World Champions" across the face.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba buys World Cup championship rings for the entire France team (Photos)

The pieces are composed of 3 carats of white diamonds, rubies and sapphires and feature the trophy and an outline of France.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba buys World Cup championship rings for the entire France team (Photos)
Speaking to reporters about the on Wednesday, he said: "It's a small gesture after winning a World Cup with great players. I consider them my family. It's a small gift from me."
Juventus midfielder, Blaise Matuidi also took to Instagram to that Pogba for the ring. He wrote on Instagram: 'Unforgettable gift for an unforgettable memory. Thank you from the heart for the jewelry @paulpogba'.
Manchester United star Paul Pogba buys World Cup championship rings for the entire France team (Photos)

Check Out Four States Atiku Claims Were 'Stolen' From Him During 2019 Polls

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Check Out Four States Atiku Claims Were 'Stolen' From Him During 2019 Polls
An opposition presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, claims he won in four of the states that the electoral commission, INEC, declared were won by President Muhammadu Buhari.
 
Mr Abubakar stated this in his “state to state computation” contained in his electoral petition filed earlier this week.
 
The states Mr Abubakar is laying claim to are Kogi, Kaduna, Gombe and Niger.
 
Backstory
 
On February 27, INEC declared that Mr Buhari won the election in 19 states with a total of 15,191,847 votes to defeat Mr Abubakar, who won the election in 18 states including the FCT. Mr Abubakar polled 11,262,978 votes.
 
The margin of victory was 3,928,869 votes
 
Mr Abubakar is challenging the result in court. PREMIUM TIMES On Monday reported how he gathered lawyers at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja to prove his case.
 
In his petition, Mr Abubakar claimed that from the INEC server “state to state computation”, he polled 18,356,732 votes to defeat Mr Buhari whom he said scored 16,741,430 votes with a margin of 1,615,302 votes.
 
His petition also claims he won 21 states, excluding the results from Rivers State, which he said was not available on INEC’s server as at February 25, when the computation was made.
 
He claims that Mr Buhari only won the election in 15 states.
 
Claim, counter-claim
 
According to the results announced by INEC, the states Mr Buhari won are Bauchi, Borno, Ekiti, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara.
 
Mr Abubakar won in Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Taraba and the FCT.
 
Mr Abubakar now claims he won the electoral tussle in Gombe, Niger, Kogi and Kaduna states.
 
INEC official results
 
Kogi
Mr Buhari: 285,894
Mr Abubakar: 218,207
The State Collation Officer, Michael Adikwu
 
Gombe
Mr Buhari: 403,961
Mr Abubakar: 138,484
The State Collation Officer, Kyari Mohammed.
 
Kaduna
Mr Buhari: 993,445
Mr Abubakar: 649,612.
The State Collation Officer, Bello Shehu
 
Niger
Mr Abubakar: 218,052
Mr Buhari: 612,371
The State Collation Officer, Angela Mary
 
Mr Abubakar’s claims
 
Kogi
Mr Abubakar: 504,308
Mr Buhari: 431,479
 
Gombe
Mr Abubakar: 684,077
Mr Buhari: 115,225
 
Kaduna
Mr Abubakar: 961,143
Mr Buhari: 469,002
 
Niger
Mr Abubakar: 576,308
Mr Buhari: 504,218
 
In his petition, Mr Abubakar also states other reasons why he believes he should either be declared the winner of the election or the election be cancelled. He will now have to prove his case at the tribunal.
 
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Source: PREMIUM TIMES

New Zealand to ban military style weapons due to Christchurch mosque shootings

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New Zealand to ban military style weapons following Christchurch mosque shootings
New Zealand has announced plans to ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this less than a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques, allegedly by a lone gunman.
Ms Ardern said she expected new legislation to be in place by 11 April, saying: "Our history changed forever. Now, our laws will too."
Ms Ardern said in a news conference: "Six days after this attack, we are announcing a ban on all military style semi-automatics (MSSA) and assault rifles in New Zealand."
She added in relation to the gun laws: "Related parts used to convert these guns into MSSAs are also being banned, along with all high-capacity magazines."
An amnesty has been imposed, so that the owners of affected weapons can hand them in, and a buy-back scheme will follow.
Ms Ardern said the buy-back could cost up to NZ$200m ($138m; £104m), but "that is the price that we must pay to ensure the safety of our communities".
The prime minister has called the Christchurch attacker a terrorist and said she will not utter his name so as not to grant him the notoriety he sought by carrying out the terror attack.

Actress Regina Daniels Buys Mother A Mansion

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Actress Regina Daniels Buys Mother A Mansion
Nigerian actress, Regina Daniels recently purchased an exquisite mansion for her mother, Rita Daniels.
 
She announced this yesterday on Instagram and tagged it a 'little gift' for her mother. Last month, Regina Daniels bought a brand new Mercedes Benz ML 350 for herself.
 
Regina Daniels who has about 3.2 million followers on Instagram is a 100 level student of the Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State. She is a regular face in Nollywood epic films.
 
Taking to Instagram to broadcast the new acquisition, Regina wrote: “Just a little thank you for mama @rita.daniels06 @sweezzy1@realsammywest @destiny.daniels01@casie_snow”
 
The news has generated mix reactions on social media with many believing she might be involved in other unknown businesses aside acting.
 
Actress Regina Daniels Buys Mother A Mansion
 
Actress Regina Daniels Buys Mother A Mansion
 
Actress Regina Daniels Buys Mother A Mansion

$20 million Fake Dollars Found In A Bank

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$20 million Fake Dollars Found In A Bank
 
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is probing $20 million (Sh2bn) in fake currency found in a client’s safe at Barclays Bank Queensway branch, Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.
 
DCI boss George Kinoti said the fake currency was deposited in November 2017.
 
The bank said a customer who holds a personal safe deposit box at the Queensway branch was intercepted by police and taken away for further questioning.
 
“The customer had concealed fake currency in his personal safe deposit box against the banks rules and regulations which include restrictions of items which can be held in the safe deposit box”.
 
Barclays added that the contents of personal safe deposit boxes are not part of the banks deposits and are only known to the client.
 
“We continue to fully cooperate and assist the authorities with this investigation.”
 
Detectives are currently holding 5 suspects linked to the fake stash of dollars.
 
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$20 million Fake Dollars Found In A Bank
$20 million Fake Dollars Found In A Bank

Bauchi: PDP Wins Tafawa Balewa State Assembly Seat

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Bauchi: PDP Wins Tafawa Balewa State Assembly Seat
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Tafawa Balewa constituency in the Bauchi State House of Assembly.
 
PDP won with 29,933 votes against the APC that scored 25,210 votes.
 
The PDP emerged winner in the election after the resumption of the collation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
 
The results for the governorship election was however halted because of Court Order given by an Abuja High Court following a suit filed by Governor Mohammed Abubakar and the All Progressive Congress, APC.
 
It would be recalled that the Tafawa Balewa local government results were rejected by the state INEC Returning Officer, Professor Mohammed Kyari after an alleged reported cases of violence and intimidation at the local government collation Center.
 
A committee sent by INEC to Bauchi headed by Festus Okoye however recommended that the results from Tafawa Balewa be re-collated and declared.
 
The commission resumed the collation for the State House of Assembly but halted the collation of result for the governorship election in obedience to the court order.

How Senators Almost Exchange Blows Over 'Extreme' Military Involvement In 2019 Elections

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How Senators Almost Exchange Blows Over 'Extreme' Military Involvement In 2019 Elections
According to a report by SaharaReporters, it was a chaotic session at the plenary of the Senate on Wednesday during deliberations on allegations that there was use of “extreme military force” during the 2019 elections.
 
Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, had raised a motion alleging the militarisation of the elections, as well as the “inconsistent application of electoral laws by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)”.
 
Seven other lawmakers — senators Mao Ohabunwa (Abia North), Samuel Anyanwu (Imo East), Ahmed Ogembe (Kogi Central), Obinna Ogba (Ebonyi Central), Matthew Uroghide (Edo South), Clifford Ordia (Edo Central) Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South) — supported the motion.
 
According to the motion, the lawmakers expressed concerns that “this extreme militarization of a democratic electoral process and the inconsistent application of electoral laws by INEC in matters of national elections pose serious threats to our democracy, and has serious implications that must be nipped in the bud”.
 
Tempers flayed during the debate as the senators, based on their party loyalties, shouted at one another and almost came to exchanging blows, but for the intervention of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
 
“Those contributing must restrict themselves to the prayers in the motion,” he said.
 
After much deliberations on the issue, the Senate resolved to “condemn the massive use of military forces in the national electoral process of the nation; urge INEC to ensure the unrestricted and consistent application of all electoral laws without bias to a candidate or a party in all elections; direct the Senate Committee on INEC to investigate all perceived inconsistent application of electoral laws by INEC in 2019 elections".
 
They also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “give assent to the recent Amendment to the Electoral Act to ensure a level playing field and adoption of equal standards in national elections for a strong and peaceful democracy in Nigeria”.

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