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2019: We’ll buy forms for Buhari – Women coalition

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Society for Continuum of Change and Development (SCCD), has stated that its readiness to purchase a nomination form for president Muhammadu Buhari to contest for 2019 election in a bids to encourage him to continue with his good ideas. Its National Coordinator, Hajiya Bilkisu Jibrin Saulawa, disclosed this yesterday when she […]

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Women’s right: WRAPA takes case to stakeholders, by LAMARA GARBA AZARE

Over the years, women have been subject of harassment, intimidation, victimization and all sort of subjugation thereby making them second class citizen in the society. This gave rise to the emergence of all manner of groups and organizations across the world with a singular mission to ‘salvage’ women from such quandary. While gender imbalance can […]

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BUHARI VISIT ADAMAWA : Marmot crowd welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari in Yola

BUHARI VISIT ADAMAWA: Marmot crowd welcoming President Muhammadu Buhari in Yola, Adamawa state yesterday         Photo: State House

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Dr Maikanti Baru, OPEC SG, Dr Mohammed Barkindo, Mr. Boss Mustapha and Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu during the opening of Nigeria Int’l Petroleum Summit

From left: NNPC Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, OPEC SecretaryGeneral, Dr Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha and Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu, during the opening of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Jones Bamidele/NAN

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BUHARI TO NIGERIANS: Be ready to pay ultimate price for nation’s growth

-Says recovered national assets to be sold of President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians, especially the elite, to be ready to pay the ‘ultimate price’ for the nation’s prosperity. He also disclosed that all national assets recovered from looters, will be sold off and proceeds turned into the nation’s coffer. The president made the […]

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President Buhari addressing members of the Coalition of Daura Emirate Socio-political Association during their visit to the president

President Muhammadu Buhari (left), addressing members of the Coalition of Daura Emirate Socio-political Association, during their visit to the president, in Daura Katsina state yesterday Photo: State House

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Tackling fuel scarcity with forex subsidy, by Jerry Uwah

Fuel queues have persistently defied the federal government’s orders to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). In the last two weeks, the embarrassing queues have returned to Abuja and the neigbouring states at a spate that triggers resentment from intrinsically docile consumers. Last week, Ibe Kachikwu was so embarrassed by the intractable queues that he […]

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Corrupt Nigerians fighting Buhari – MURIC

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has said corrupt Nigerians are behind the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, whom the group described as “incorruptible.” Citing the example of South Africa, where its former President, Jacob Zuma, was forced to resign from office after corruption charges were fi led against him, the group regretted that in Nigeria, the […]

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You should be in jail, Abdullahi Adamu tells OBJ

If the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari was total and blanket in nature, corrupt-minded Nigerians like former President Olusegun Obasanjo would be cooling their feet in jail by now, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa West) has said. Adamu, who stated this yesterday, during an interaction with journalists in Abuja, said he agreed with the […]

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The furore over INEC timetable, by ADEWALE Kupoluyi

In the last few days, the amendment bill on the Electoral Act, 2010 that is due for passage into law, continues to dominate discussions across the country. Ordinarily, this should be expected as the next general election is fast approaching and many events would naturally be unfolding. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently released […]

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2019: The President Nigeria needs, by LOUIS C. MAXWELL

As the general election of 2019 continues to dawn on us, politicians have started positioning themselves for victory at various levels. Self-imposed political analysts have also started inundating us with tales about the qualities of aspirants they feel we should vote for, more often than not, for personal aggrandizement. It is also a season of […]

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Nigeria drifting towards precipice, PDP replies FG

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lambasted the federal government for telling Nigerians that the country is in safe hands, when the reality shows that the nation is on auto pilot and drifting to the precipice. The party said due to incompetence and corrupt proclivities of its current handlers, Nigerians have suffered untold hardship. The […]

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CCT boss’ graft charges: FG queries Magu, Keyamo

Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Festus Keyamo, have been separately queried by the federal government over the corruption charges they fi led against the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar. In the query dated February […]

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Buhari launches global petroleum summit in Abuja

Says Nigeria open to private investments in oilPresident Muhammadu Buhari, represented by the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, launched the maiden edition of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) in Abuja, yesterday. “This international petroleum summit is significant for several reasons as it has the full backing of the government of […]

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FG saves N24.7bn monthly from TSA

The All Progressives Congress (APC)- led federal government has received high performance ratings in the management of the nation’s economy, especially for saving N24.7 billion monthly with the adoption of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy. A professor of economics, Nassarawa state University, Uche Uwaleke, who gave an in-depth assessment of the achievements of President […]

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Ajaokuta Steel Company: Dogara’s pains over neglected ‘goldmine’

Last week, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, led members of the House Committee on Steel Development, on an on-the-spot assessment visit to the Ajaokuta Steel Company in Kogi state. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. $500m to complete Ajaokuta Like so many Nigerians, the Speaker, who was accompanied by the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya […]