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Macky Sall declared winner of presidential election in Senegal.

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Senegal’s prime minister has declared President Macky Sall as winner of Sunday’s presidential election with at least 57 percent of votes, even though the opposition claims preliminary results showed a run-off was unavoidable.

According to Prime Minister Mouhammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, the results compiled by the presidential coalition showed Macky Sall has won enough votes for re-election.



“By compiling the results from the local authorities of Senegal today we can expect a minimum of 57 percent for the candidate, President Macky Sall.

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And I would like to congratulate, in the name of the people of Senegal, in the name of the great coalition of the presidential majority, the Benno Bokk Yakaar coalition, our candidate, and I am sure that as soon as tomorrow he will go to work to continue this important work for our country on the path of Emergence,” said Mouhammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, Senegal’s prime minister.

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At the headquarters of the presidential coalition in Dakar, Dionne’s announcement, crediting Macky Sall with victory was greeted with wild jubilations.

The official results of the Voting Census Commissions must be published in each department by Tuesday and will then be proclaimed nationwide by the National Census Commission not later than Friday.

A possible second round of voting could take place on March 24 if no candidate secures a majority.

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CAF Sidelines Nigerian Centre Referees for 2019 AFCON

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Out of the Twenty-seven centre referees penciled down for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, countries like Burundi, Mali, Zambia and Sudan are represented on the list, but no Nigerian referee was selected for the big occasions.

However, only one assistant referee from Nigeria named Baba Adel was listed among the twenty-nine assistant referees selected by the African Football Governing Body.

The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017.

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Nigerian Govt Seeks U.S.$1 Billion Loan for Power Sector Again.

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Apart from the accumulation of 2.74 trillion Naira the Nigerian government under the watch of President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Umar Yaradua and Goodluck Jonathan have differently spent on the development of the Power sector, Federal government have commenced discussion with the World Bank with the hope of taking a $1 billion loan.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed made this disclosure at the press briefing marking the end of the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, in Washington DC, USA, yesterday.

Meanwhile, The Federal Government have allegedly spent another 900 billion Naira within the last four years through the ministry of Power and Steel, under the watch of Babatunde Fashola.

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