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February 2019

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Three African Presidents Congratulates Muhammadu Buhari On Winning The Presidential Election For The Second Term

Three African Presidents Congratulates Muhammadu Buhari On Winning The Presidential Election For The Second Term

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Three African presidents have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as Nigeria’s leader for a second term following his victory in the just concluded presidential election.

This was made known on Wednesday via a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity.

According to Adesina, the three African presidents sent their best wishes to his principal earlier today.

The statement reads in full: “Minutes after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him winner of the 2019 elections, three Presidents from the West African sub-region sent congratulatory messages to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“They are President Nana Koffi-Addo of Ghana, Mahamadou issoufou of Niger, and Macky Sallof Senegal, who himself just won re-election for a second term.

“The Presidents felicitated with President Buhari, saying his re-election was a demonstration of the confidence Nigerians had in him, and wishing him greater exploits.”

It is reported that in the final tally announced by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, President Buhari polled 15, 191, 847 votes while Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigerian vice president, secured 11, 262, 978 votes.

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Sports: It Might Take 5-10 years Before We Can Win A Trophy Says Tottenham Hotspurs Coach

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The Tottenham boss says this past weekend’s defeat shows that his side doesn’t have the mindset to challenge just yet

Mauricio Pochettino says it could take between five and 10 years for Tottenham to develop the mentality to legitimately push for the Premier League title.

Spurs fell 2-1 to Burnley over the weekend and now sit six points behind league-leaders Liverpool and five points behind Manchester City.

After the loss, Pochettino admitted that the defeat likely ended the club’s title hopes this season.

And now the manager says that it could take an even longer time to develop the mental strength to truly compete with the elite.

“If you want to be a real contender, playing well or not, it’s (the game against Burnley) a must-win,” Pochettino said.

“You need to show you are fighting for big things and I am frustrated because we didn’t show the same energy as Burnley, the same attitude as Burnley, the same ambition as Burnley.

“We have to look at ourselves and maybe assess ourselves in different ways – we are not looking for excuses.

“It is holding us back and it might take five years’ work, 10 years’ work to change that.”

Tottenham is set to face Chelsea on Wednesday as the Blues look to rebound from Sunday’s Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City, a match headlined by Kepa Arrizabalaga’s refusal to come out in extra time.

Chelsea are sure to be extra motivated for the match, and Pochettino insists that his side will also bring the right mentality to Wednesday’s clash.

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Imagine: Slay Queens In Ekiti Turn Flood Into Swimming Pool

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Pictures of some ladies from Ekiti state in Nigeria have gone viral.

The ladies were spotted in a pool of rain water that flooded their community.

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The ladies were making the most of the puddle as they were dressed in their bathing suits and were swimming and playing.

The ladies took advantage of the flood instead of going to pay so much money at a swimming pool ‘which was already at their disposal’.

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One of the ladies who couldn’t contain her excitement, appreciated the rain and claimed that they had waited long for this moment to catch fun.