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Nnamani ashamed of our party, working with PDP – APC

January 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has challenged the membership of one of its leaders, Senator Ken Nnamani. The state APC chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, in a statement yesterday, said Nnamani should clarify a statement he made while commissioning a four-room building with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi recently. The party chairman demanded Read More

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Atiku can’t be trusted with Nigerian economy again – APC Chieftain

January 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

National Coordinator of Buhari Awareness and Voters’ Guard, Engr. Kailani Muhammad, has said that there was no alternative to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in the 2019 general elections. Speaking yesterday in Kaduna, Kailani added that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, cannot be trusted with the economy of the country, having severally Read More

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2019: Time to chart a new course, open new chapters – Atiku

January 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, in a new message described 2019 as the year for all Nigerians to chart a new course and to open new chapters in peace and prosperity. In a statement he personally signed, Atiku wished all Nigerians a very happy New Year in advance, and noted that, Read More

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Hurdles for 2019 budget before the Reps

January 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Budget filibustering has been common occurrences in presidential democracies, and so Nigeria regularly witness politics with its annual ritual of budgeting processes. It has however, not gone to the extreme of lawmakers jeering at a sitting President during the budget laying ceremony. Joshua Egbodo writes. Bad omen When President Muhammadu Buhari requested for Wednesday, December 19, 2018 slot to address a Read More

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Q1of 2019: Last phase of the 8th Senate

January 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Few hours ago, precisely by 12:00am today, Nigeria joined other nations of the world to hush in 2019 where deliveries from multiple political pregnancies will be made in the polity. Taiye Odewale puts up a prognosis, one of which is the last phase of the 8th Senate.  Expectant Nigeria First of such deliveries to be made from the political pregnancies in the land, Read More

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Budget 2019: Dwindling revenue Vs bloated expenditures

January 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The major problem of the 2019 Appropriation Bill is revenue.  The architects of the budget proposal have a clear picture of where to channel the nation’s resources into.  But the money is simply not there.  Nigeria is sailing perilously close to fiscal calamity.  Government’s revenue is barely enough to fund recurrent expenditure. The federal government’s revenue in the 2019 Appropriation Read More

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Don’t politicise fight against terrorism, Army warns

January 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Army has again warned Nigerians not to politicise the fight against Boko Haram. The army gave the warning in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman. He said the army had noted “the concerted efforts by some unpatriotic elements to politicise and derail the ongoing fight against terrorism and insurgency in the Read More

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Serena set to battle Federer, first time ever

January 1, 2019 Editor 0

Tennis greats Roger Federer and Serena Williams will meet on court for the first time when Switzerland face the USA in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday. They will play in men’s and women’s singles rubbers before meeting in the mixed doubles alongside partners Belinda Bencic and Frances Tiafoe. Federer and Williams, both 37, have won a combined 43 Grand Slam Read More

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New Year: Ebonyi Gov preaches patriotism, peace

January 1, 2019 Editor 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has called on Nigerians to be more positive about Nigeria and avoid extreme politics as the country gets ready for the 2019 general elections. The Governor who is also the Chairman South East Governors Forum in a New Year message, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor acknowledged that the country went through turbulent Read More

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2019 polls: Vote for Women friendly Politicians, NCWS beckons Nigerians

January 1, 2019 Editor 0

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Nigeria has urged women to vote candidates with policies that would improve the living standard of women and the youth in 2019 elections.  President of the council,  Dr (Mrs) Gloria Laraba Shoda made the appeal in her new year message to Nigerian women on Tuesday in Abuja.  According to her,  as we enter Read More

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Ahead Jan 8 strike: Govs insist N30, 000 minimum wage not sustainable

January 1, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Governors Forum, yesterday, reiterated its position on the controversial N30, 000 minimum wage proposal, insisting that it is “neither realistic nor sustainable.” Rather, the NGF said, states should pay a minimum wage of N22, 500, pointing out however that any state with the capacity to pay more is at liberty to so do. But the adamant workers are Read More

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Drag me to EFCC, Atiku dares Buhari, others

January 1, 2019 Editor 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari and others accusing him of corruption to drag him before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and prove their case. He made the challenge while dismissing corruption allegations levelled against him, during an interview with the Voice of America’s correspondent, Aliyu Mustapha. Atiku said: “I Read More

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Report: 1,558 died of meningitis, cholera, others in 2018

January 1, 2019 Editor 0

Fresh outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis has killed nine and infected 72 persons in Katsina, Zamfara, Jigawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Sokoto, Kano, Bayelsa and Ondo states. The figure is part of the 1,558 Nigerians who lost their lives to CSM, yellow fever, cholera, monkey pox and other diseases in 2018.  The figures, released yesterday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Read More