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Nigeria sliding into disrepute – Secondus

Abuja The People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) has said Nigeria is sliding into a terrible nation and its party is ready to take over from a failed federal government, led by a failed All Progressives Congress, (APC). The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, said this during the party’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting yesterday at […]

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Bayelsa Assembly rejects 2 proposed amendments

Yenagoa The Bayelsa State House has rejected two provisions out of the 15 proposed for consideration and voting on the 4th alteration to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Assembly, which considered the 15 provisions, rejected the issue of independent candidacy and the removal of a president or Governor sworn-in to complete […]

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Electoral reforms: Ebonyi PDP advocates staggered election

Abakaliki The Peoples Democratic Party in Ebonyi State chapter has said elections to the various levels of governance should be conducted separately on designated days as a means of minimizing ambiguity and cumbersomeness in the process. The Party, which yesterday, threw its weight behind the National Assembly’s move to rearrange the sequence of elections in […]

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Lalong forwards 22 commissioner-nominees to state assembly

Jos Plateau States Governor, Simon Lalong, has send the list of 23 commissioner nominees for confirmation to the State House of Assembly. The Governor’s communication was yesterday read at the plenary by House Speaker Rt. Hon. Peter Azi, who said the governor has expanded the State Executive Council from 17 to 23. Also, Lalong has […]

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Don’t censor media, PDP warns FG

Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday warned the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, against censorship of the media just to ensure that it downplay the failures of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government. It was contained in statement issued by the party National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, which claimed that the APC […]

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Ekiti 2018: Aspirant debunks Accord Party, Adewale’s alliance

A governorship hopeful in Ekiti State and a stalwart of Accord Party, Akogun Bamiji Ojo, has debunked the alleged adoption of Otunba Segun Adewale, as the preferred candidate to fly the party’s flag in the 2018 gubernatorial poll in Ekiti state. The aspirant dismissed this claim while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo state […]

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Lamido can’t defeat Buhari in 2019 – LG boss

Dutse The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won’t take the risk of handling its presidential ticket to Alhaji Sule Lamido to contest the 2019 presidential election, according to the Birninkudu Local Government Area APC chapter chairman, Alhaji Sani Abdu. The chairman said the former governor of Jigawa State is a paper weight compared to incumbent President […]

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TI report has vindicated us – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the latest Transparency International (TI) report showing that corruption has worsened under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has vindicated its insistence the current APC-led government is hugely corrupt. Also, the party observed that the new TI report, equally rubbished the African Union’s (AU) appointment as chairman of […]

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2019: Call El-Rufai, Bello to order, ADP tells Buhari

Abuja The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, and his counterpart in Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, over what it called “intolerance” of the two chief executives towards oppositions. The ADP made the call in reaction to the alleged destruction of its bill […]

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Kaduna FRSC command rewards officers on dedication

Kaduna Kaduna Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has rewarded six outstanding officers for their diligence and dedication to duty in the efforts to reduce road crashes in the state. The Sector Commander, Umar Ibrahim, who disclosed during the command’s anniversary durbar, organised to wind up the week long activities marking the […]

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Flyers portraying Tiv farmer as rustlers unacceptable – Group

Makurdi President General, Mdzough U Tiv, Engr. Edward Ujege has expressed reservations over flyers circulated by the department of civil military affairs which erroneously portrayed Benue crop farmers as cattle rustlers. Engr. Ujege, through a press statement made available to newsmen yesterday in Makurdi, faulted the military for assuming that Tiv people were responsible for […]

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Nigeria ranked 148 on corruption index in 2017- CPI

Abuja The recent report by Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2017, has revealed that Nigeria ranks 148 out of 180 countries assessed on perception of state of corruption in the country. The programme manager, democratic governance of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Okeke Anya, told newsmen in Abuja yesterday that the national contact of Transparency […]

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NLC secures 23 Gombe inmates’ release

Maiduguri The United Nations Children Education Fund has said the Boko Haram insurgency, over the years, caused colossal damage to educational facilities and inflicted trauma among teachers and students in the North East. UNICEF Nigeria, Borno Chief Field Office, Mr. Geoffrey Ijumba, who stated this yesterday at a symposium organised in collaboration with EU, University […]

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10 die, others injured in Jigawa road crash

Ten persons died and 10 others were seriously injured in a road accident which occurred around 11.30 am yesterday in Majiya town, Taura local government area of Jigawa state. Spokesman of the Jigawa state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Adamu Shehu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria […]

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BBOG tasks FG on Yobe school girls’ abduction

Bring Back our Girls Group (BBOG) has urged the federal government to give accurate details of the number of schoolgirls recently declared missing in Yobe state after their school was invaded by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The group, which had been through daily sit-ins and protests, championing the return of 276 Chibok school girls abducted […]

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Military committed to ensuring peace in Benue – Army

Makurdi Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 707 Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Makurdi, Major Molabisi Olalekan Ayeni, has said that the military was committed to ensuring peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians and harmonious relationships among the herders and farmers. Major Ayeni, who was reacting to a statement by Mdzough U Tiv over flyers […]