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Soludo gets back Governorship ticket from Supreme Court….

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Soludo gets back Governorship ticket from Supreme Court….

Special to USAfricaonline.com and the AnambraPolitics@Yahoogroups.com e-group.

Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the immediate former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the PDP flagbearer for the governorship of Anambra State has regained his ticket following this morning’s order from the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

The Supreme Court overruled the denial order  made only 20 hours ago by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.

His supporters have become, understandably, ecstatic at the news.

USAfricaoline.com correspondents and editors are following the  breaking events with additional insights from our Nigerian news editor Obinwa Nnaji, group Publisher Chido Nwangwu, editorial board members Ken Okorie and Chris Ulasi, contributing editors Paul Aduba and  Okey Mbonu.

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#USAfrica #BrkNews: Barbara Bush has died at their home in Houston

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Barbara Bush, first lady from 1989–1993 during the presidency of her husband, George H. W. Bush, has died at their home in Houston. She was 92; and the mother of George W Bush

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World SOCCER SHOWDOWN: South Africa backs Morocco; U.S under pressure

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Special to USAfrica [Houston]  • USAfricaonline.com  •  @Chido247  @USAfricalive

“It is an old myth that Africa doesn’t have the capacity, and naysayers should stop using the political argument. Africa hosted the best Fifa World Cup ever and with good support, Morocco can emulate South Africa,” said the SAFA president Jordaan.

Johannesburg – South Africa Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan has promised Morocco that South Africa will give its unqualified support to secure another World Cup on the African continent in 2026.

Morocco is vying to stage the world’s biggest football prize against a joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

The Moroccan delegation comprises ex-Senegal and Liverpool striker El Hadji Diouf and former Cameroonian goalkeeper Joseph-Antoine Bell.

Jordaan said it would be great for Africa to have a second bite of the World Cup cherry, adding Morocco’s bid was Africa’s bid.

Jordaan assured Morocco that he would personally lobby for the Council for Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) and the rest of the continent to rally behind the Moroccans.

In his remarks, Antoine Bell said Morocco had all the ingredients to host another spectacular World Cup.

“South Africa showed the way and I am confident Morocco will follow suit. The country has international standards, from the stadiums to top infrastructure. Morocco can compete with the best in the world,” he said.

By giving Morocco its support, South Africa’s voice would make all the difference on the continent, Bell said.

“When South Africa talks on the continent, the rest of the continent listens hence it is vital for South Africa to support Morocco. South Africa has the experience and Morocco will use this experience to win the 2016 bid,” added Bell. African News Agency

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USAfrica BrkNEWS: Trump orders missile strikes against Syria for use of chemical weapons

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USAfrica BrkNEWS: Trump orders missile strikes against Syria for use of chemical weapons.

The U.S is joined by Britain and France in “precision strikes” at Syria’s chemical facilities. “We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents,” Trump said in remarks from the White House, where he called on Iran and Russia to withdraw their support for Syria’s “barbarism and brutality…. What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men and women and children?”

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