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Senegal beat Egypt, secure place at Qatar 2022 World Cup

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Sadio Mane has delivered the winning spot kick as Senegal defeated Egypt 3-1 on penalties at the end of the World Cup play-off second leg in Dakar to secure a place at the finals in Qatar later this year.

Boulaye Dia scored in the fourth minute as Senegal won the second leg 1-0 for a 1-1 aggregate draw at the new Diamniadio Olympic Stadium, which was packed with a capacity 50,000 crowd hours before kick-off.

The nerve-filled shootout started with four misses, including from both captains — Kalidou Koulibaly and Mohamed Salah — but Mane won the shootout.

The result was a repeat of the Africa Cup of Nations final two months ago when Mane again scored the winning penalty in a shootout against the Pharaoh’s of Egypt.

The Pharaoh’s had netted a fourth-minute goal last Friday in the first leg in Cairo but that advantage was quickly eroded on Tuesday.

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Justice Tanko Muhammad Resigns As CJN

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has resigned.

Reports have it that Justice Muhammad resigned on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.

Information also has it that arrangements are ongoing to swear in the next most senior justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.

According to reports, a formal announcement will be made shortly.

Until his resignation, reports had it that Justice Muhammad was seriously ill.

Last week, 14 justices of the Supreme Court had written him a letter to lament the decrepit state of affairs in the apex court.

In the leaked letter, the Justices accused the CJN of refusing to address the issues despite drawing his attention to them.

They complained of a lack of residential accommodation and vehicles at the court.

The justices further accused the CJN of gallivanting with his “spouse, children and personal staff,” while not allowing them to travel with an assistant on foreign trips.

The justices decried the lack of legal research assistants, despite the magnitude of cases being adjudicated.

On erratic electricity supply, the justices said they have been confined to work between the “hours of 8 a.m and 4 p.m daily, for lack of diesel,” after they were notified of the development by the Supreme Court’s Chief Registrar, Hajo Bello.

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2022 Ekiti Guber Poll: Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji is now the Governor Elect

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Breaking: APC Governorship candidate Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji has emerged the winner of Ekiti Guber Poll with 187,057

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Breaking: Tinubu pays surprise visit to Osinbajo

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Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, has paid a surprise visit to one of the aspirants in the just concluded presidential primary ,Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at his Abuja residence on Thursday night.

A source in the presidency said Tinubu had earlier visited the President at his residence in the Presidential Villa and afterward decided to make a surprise call on Osinbajo alongside Lagos State Governor Sanwo-Olu.

According to the source, Osinbajo was in a meeting with Senator Kabiru Gaya, former Defense Minister Rtd Major General Dan Ali, and other associates.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo came third with 235 votes in the just concluded presidential primary in Abuja.

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