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A worthy queen:Tobi Amusan has won the 100m hurdles Gold.

Gold Coast 2018: Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has won the 100m hurdles Gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games by a clear metre in 12.68 from Jamaican pair Danielle Williams, 12.78, and Yanique Thompson, 12.97.

She claimed gold in the 100 metres hurdles event at the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships in Addis Ababa.

In 2015, while making her All-Africa Games debut, she won gold in the 100 metres hurdles event at the 2015 All-Africa Games. Her teammate, Lindsay Lindley was third.

She was also a silver medallist at the 2013 African Youth Championships in Warri. She was born on the 23rd of April 1997.

The All Progressives Congress has said it will not force anyone on President Buhari as his running mate if he wins the party’s presidential ticket.

The ruling party said it would not compel the President, who recently told the APC leadership of his intention to seek a second term in office, to pick his incumbent deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), as his running mate.

While informing the National Executive Committee of the APC of his interest to seek re-election in 2019 in Abuja on Monday, Buhari was silent on who would be his running mate in his bid to get a second term as President.

Buhari did not, however, indicate, at the meeting, that he would pick any other candidate apart from Osinbajo, whom he had previously described in glowing terms.

But the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who spoke to Punch on the issue, believed it would be unfair to impose anyone on the party’s presidential candidate.

Abdullahi, a former sport and youth development minister, said doing so might cause friction between the two party representatives.

The spokesperson for the APC stated that rather, the winner of its presiden…

the alleged revenue leakages in the import and export value chain, valued at N30tn, is ready.

A member of the committee, who spoke to The Punch on condition of anonymity, said the findings made by the panel “will shock Nigerians” when eventually published.

The senator, who alleged that the Nigeria Customs Service had not been generating revenue efficiently, said the probe by the panel would enhance the agency’s capacity.

He said, “We are coming up with our report soon. We have recovered a lot of money and the amount will shock Nigerians. We just met with the leadership of the Customs and it was made clear to everybody that they are not performing maximally; they must do more.”

The committee had presented an interim report in 2017, in which it said it had recovered over N140bn from banks and companies.

In the report presented by the committee’s co-chairman, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, the panel said some banks had remitted N128bn to the Central Bank of Nigeria, while some of the 60 companies investigated, voluntarily paid N12bn into the Federal Government’s coffers.

The report, which wa…