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Cancer: Biden, Sunak, World Leaders Sympathise With King Charles



Well-wishers prayed quick recovery for King Charles III on Monday following the king’s cancer diagnosis.

The king was diagnosed with a form of cancer and had begun treatment, Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Monday, just a week after he was discharged from hospital for prostate surgery.

The palace also stated that doctors had advised the king to postpone public-facing duties but would undertake official paperwork.

“His Majesty has today commenced a schedule of regular treatments, during which time he has been advised by doctors to postpone public-facing duties. Throughout this period, His Majesty will continue to undertake State business and official paperwork as usual,” the statement shared by The Royal Family on X said.

It added that the king “remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.”

The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, wrote on X, “Wishing His Majesty a full and speedy recovery.”

“I have no doubt he’ll be back to full strength in no time and I know the whole country will be wishing him well,” he added.

AFP also reports that United States President Joe Biden said he was “concerned” about the king, telling the press that he had only “just heard” about the British monarch’s cancer diagnosis.

Former president Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee in the November US elections, also wrote on his Truth Social network that the king was “a wonderful man” and that “we all pray that he has a fast and full recovery!”

Former UK leaders Boris Johnson and Liz Truss also sent wished the king and his family well.

“The whole country will be rooting for the King today,” Boris said on X.

Truss wrote on X she was “sending every best wish to His Majesty The King and the Royal Family as he undergoes his treatment for cancer. He will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Save The King!”

The First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, said on X his thoughts were with “Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family at what I know will be a worrying time for them all”.

Former US President Donald Trump described the King as a “wonderful man”.

Writing on social media, Trump said, “He is a wonderful man, who I got to know well during my presidency, and we all pray that he has a fast and full recovery!

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Emma Little-Pengelly says she will be praying for the King.

“I would like to wish His Majesty, King Charles all the very best for his treatment,” she said, according to BBC.

“I, like many people throughout Northern Ireland, will keep him and his family in my prayers,” she added.

The chief executive of NHS England, Amanda Pritchard, was among a number of health heads wishing King Charles well.

“Finding out you have cancer can be very daunting – we hope King Charles’ treatment goes well,” she posted to social media, adding a public reminder to get checked if symptoms appear.

The palace noted the king chose to share his diagnosis “to prevent speculation” and in the hope it may assist public understanding for all those around the world who are affected by cancer.

King Charles left a private London hospital last week three days after undergoing a procedure for an enlarged prostate.

The 75-year-old monarch, dressed in a suit and a black overcoat, waved to crowds as he and Queen Camilla emerged from the clinic and climbed into a waiting car.

Buckingham Palace said Charles, who spent three nights at the hospital, had rescheduled his forthcoming engagements while he recuperated.

Charles became king upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022.


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BREAKING: INEC Publishes Report Of 2023 General Election



The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released its report on the 2023 general election.

The commission said the publication of the report is in keeping with its tradition over the last four electoral cycles and commitment to transparency.

This was made known in a statement by Sam Olumekun, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.

Olumekun said the Report showcases the election’s unparalleled diversity in party representation, demonstrating significant democratic progress.

According to him, the 2023 general election saw four political parties winning gubernatorial races, seven parties winning senatorial seats, eight in federal constituencies and nine in State legislatures, illustrating a broad shift in political representation across Nigeria.

He said the document has been made accessible on its website and social media platforms.

“On Thursday, 22nd February 2024, the Commission convened for its weekly meeting, where the 2023 General Election Report was reviewed and approved for publication.

It partly read: “In keeping with our tradition over the last four electoral cycles, and our commitment to transparency, we are pleased to announce the release of the official INEC report on the 2023 General Election.

“This comprehensive 526-page document, structured into 13 chapters and enhanced with 60 tables, 14 boxes and 10 graphs, offers an in-depth analysis of the election’s key processes, achievements, and challenges, alongside valuable lessons learned.

“The Report showcases the election’s unparalleled diversity in party representation, demonstrating significant democratic progress. This election saw four political parties winning gubernatorial races, seven parties winning senatorial seats, eight in federal constituencies and nine in State legislatures, illustrating a broad shift in political representation across Nigeria.

“The Report underscores the pivotal role of technological advancements, particularly the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), in enhancing electoral integrity and reducing fraud. Furthermore, it addresses public concerns about the INEC Result Viewing (IReV) portal, explaining the technical issues encountered during the upload of polling unit results for the presidential election.


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JUST IN: Okpebholo Declared Winner Of Edo APC Gov’ship Primary



Senator Monday Okpebholo has been declared winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for the September 2024 governorship election in Edo State.

Okpebholo scored 12, 433 votes to emerge winner.

Details later…


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Yoruba Nation: Igboho Accuses Buhari Of Attempting To Assassinate Him



Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Igboho, on Friday, said he came back to Nigeria by the power of God.

Igboho made the remark while accusing former President Muhammadu Buhari of attempting to assassinate him.

He alleged that Buhari sent the Department of State Services, DSS, and soldiers to assassinate him in his house.

Addressing his followers in Oyo State, the freedom fighter claimed that his agitation against Fulani herders killing of farmers in the Southwest was behind the move to assassinate him.

According to Igboho: “Buhari sent his soldiers and DSS to arrest me in my house because I said Yorubas are not slaves to Fulanis, they can’t suppress us in our father’s land.

“Fulanis can’t stop our fathers and mothers from going to their farms. But, I’m back with the power of God and authority not that of man.”

The freedom fighter returned to Nigeria on Thursday, ahead of his mother’s burial in the Saki area of Oyo State.

Igboho has been out of Nigeria since 2021 when he eloped to Benin Republic after he was declared wanted by the DSS.

DSS had invaded his residence in the Soka area of Oyo State but he escaped.

The secret police had declared him wanted over his agitation for Yoruba Nation and attacks on Fulani herders accused of killing farmers in the Southwest.

In Benin Republic, Igboho was arrested and remanded while attempting to travel to Germany.

However, he recently regained his freedom after two years in a Beninoise prison.


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