USA Gymnastics and Olympic Committee reach $380M settlement with Larry Nassar victims

Victims of former US gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar have reached a $380 million settlement with USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee and their insurers, bringing an end to five years of legal battling. The settlement was confirmed during a hearing in a federal bankruptcy court in Indianapolis on Monday, December 13.   The legal battle, which involved US Olympic stars Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, followed Nassar’s 2017 conviction that led to a 60-year sentence for

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President Buhari, Osinbajo attend Victor Giadom-led APC NEC meeting; Party’s National Working Committee dissolved (photos)

President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and others are currently in the National Executive Council meeting of the All Progressives Congress, led by Victor Giadom, which is taking place at the State House Abuja.     Governors of Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa, Plateau, Imo, Kogi, Yobe, Gombe, Osun, Ogun, Lagos, Kwara, Kebbi, Kano and Ekiti are all in attendance.   Also in attendance are Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; Deputy Speaker Idris Wase; House Leader, Hassan Dogowa and the Deputy Chief Whip, House of Representatives,

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PDP dissolves South-South caretaker committee

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the dissolution of its South-South zonal caretaker committee ahead of the party’s primary for Edo governorship election.    PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiya announced a new caretaker committee for the zone and further revealed that it is in pursuant to Sections 29 (2)(b) and 31(2)(e) of the PDP Constitution (2017 as amended).   Former chairman of the party’s Edo State chapter, Dan Orbi will now head the new committee.    The statement partly read;    “The

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Abike Dabiri-Erewa tackles APC for “sidelining” women in Edo primary committee

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has tackled the All Progressives Congress (APC) for shutting out women in the committee it constituted for the party’s primary election Edo state.   Abike’s tweet was in reaction to a tweet by the Edo chapter of the APC, in which it announced the arrival of a seven-man committee for the primary election scheduled to hold on Monday June 22.    The tweet read;    “Members of the

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Edo APC rejects Governor Uzodinma-led committee on primary

The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected Governor Hope Uzodinma-led committee which was constituted to conduct the party’s direct primary ahead of the governorship election scheduled to hold in the state.    Edo APC Chairman Anslem Ojezua who made the announcement on Friday June 19, said the committee was inaugurated while a controversy is raging as to the proper officer to take over from Adams Oshiomhole who was suspended as chairman of the party.    He added that they have a

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