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Today's Headlines: Tyson Advises Joshua To Retire After Usyk Defeat, Okupe Declares 2023 Ambition

PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria

British heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury, has advised Anthony Joshua to retire from boxing if he loses his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

Recall that Joshua had recently lost his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles to Ukrainian Usyk.

Joshua activated his rematch clause with Usyk immediately after the comprehensive defeat.

But Fury believes Joshua should resign from boxing if he is beaten by the Ukrainian for a second times.

PHOTO CREDIT: Punch Newspapers

Former Presidential spokesperson, Dr. Doyin Okupe, on Tuesday formally declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

He stated this in a statement issued by his media office, titled, “2023: Doyin Okupe promises a government that prioritises the needs of the poor as he officially declares presidential ambition.”

PHOTO CREDIT: P.M. News

A Federal High Court in Lagos failed to sit on Tuesday to continue the trial of popular Nigerian singer Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley for alleged internet fraud.

The case which was slated for Tuesday, could not proceed, throwing uncertainty around the next trial date.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on May 14, 2019, slammed an 11-count charge against Marley.

The counts bordered on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraud.

PHOTO CREDIT: Vanguard Newspapers

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been urged to reject the zoning arrangement as proposed by the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led committee.

A group, the PDP National Leaders Forum, in a statement by its convener and a chieftain of the party from Ogun state, Reverend Olusola Salau, Tuesday, called on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party which meets on Thursday to jettison what it described as the self-serving proposal and maintain the status quo.

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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of five nominees as members of the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The confirmed nominees are George Abang Ekungu, Secretary (Cross River); Luqman Muhammed (Edo); Anumba Adaeze (Enugu); Kola Adesina (Kwara); and Yahaya Muhammad (Yobe).

The confirmation comes barely two weeks after the Senate received President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the nominees to be confirmed.

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