APC Convention: South East chairmen threaten Buhari over ‘unity list’

June 22, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-east have warned President Muhammadu Buhari to disassociate himself from the purported unity list in circulation, threatening that the re-election bid of tne president was at the stake in the region. Addressing newsmen at the APC national secretariat on Friday, four out of the five state chairmen from the South-east said Read More

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Kogi pastor kills sex worker for ritual

June 22, 2018 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

An acclaimed man of God, Pastor Oluwasegun Otaru of the Voice of Canaan Temple C&S Aladura Church, based in Ozuri alongside two others in Adavi local government area of Kogi state have been arrested for allegedly killing a sex worker from a popular Brothel called Hollywood in the council area. The victim Mercy Moses a native of Benue state was Read More

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Convention: Group warns APC leaders against ‘saboteurs’

June 21, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Chuba Okadigbo Rainbow Organization (CORO) has warned the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against allowing the people described as saboteurs, adding that such people were determined to hijack the party.  Leader of the group, Chief Melville Ebo, in a statement Thursday in Abuja, alleged that some politicians from the South-east were claiming to be the loyalists of Read More

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Ekweremadu: Blackmail against Nwogu will fail – APC delegate

June 21, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

A delegate to the APC National Convention, Alhaji Yakubu Das,  has faulted allegation that one of the frontline aspirant to the office of National Organising Secretary, Hon. Chidi Nwogu is an agent of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, describing it as “a wicked blackmail that is destined to fail.” In a statement issued in Abuja, the APC delegate from Read More

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APC Convention: Govs asked to prune aspirants list, groups warns against saboteurs

June 21, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention Committee has  asked governors under the party to meet with aspirants from their states in order to explore the possibility of a consensus.   Chairman of the convention and governor of Jigawa state, Abubakar Badaru, told the newsmen shortly after a closed door meeting of the governors on Wednesday night that where a consensus could Read More

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Osun govt attributes WAEC performance to Aregbesola’s intervention

June 21, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Osun state government has attributed improvement in the performance of students in the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC, to the infrastructure put in place by Governor Rauf Aregbesola in the education sector.   The Commissioner for Education, Mr. AbdulWasiu Omotunde-Young who stated this at a press conference in Osogbo on Thursday, said the past records were made available to the public Read More

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Supreme Court: Jubilation in Oye’s camp over APGA leadership tussle ruling

June 21, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Chief Victor Oye’s camp of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra and Imo States, was Thursday thrown into wild jubilation, in anticipation of a favorable ruling at the Supreme Court. Even as the judges were yet to deliver judgement on the lingering leadership tussle in the party, the jubilation, according a source, was not unconnected with the Read More

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Africa’s Digital Revolution: A Look

June 21, 2018 Online Editor 0

Africa, once the epitome of civilization itself, was known as an underdeveloped country for many years while it struggled with poverty, illness and a low GDP. But with time Africa has been able to put up a good fight and slowly to emerge as a developing continent. Apart from the natural resources of the continent, the population is slowly opening Read More

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FG commissions curriculum, training manual for NIS

The federal government has commissioned a curriculum and training manual for four training institutions of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). The training center’s include: Command and Staff College, Sokoto, Nigeria Immigration Training School, Kano (ITSK), Nigeria Immigration Training School, Orlu and Nigeria Immigration Training School, Ahoada. While commissioning the curriculum Wednesday in at the NIS National Headquarters in Abuja, Minister Read More

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APC Chairman : Osunbor steps down for Oshiomhole

June 20, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Barely two days to the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the aspirants for the office of National Chairman, former Governor of Edo State, Senator Osereimhen Osunbor, has stepped down from the race. Osunbor said this in a statement he issued on Wednesday saying that his decision was based on respect for President Muhammadu Buhari and Read More

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Buhari signs 2018 budget, says “NASS cut everything”

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N9.12 trillion, seven months after the estimate was submitted to the National Assembly. The federal government approved N8.612 trillion but the lawmakers increased it to N9.12 trillion. The lawmakers also increased the crude oil benchmark for the budget from $45 per barrel to $50.5 per barrel. Speaking Read More

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Senator Ndume Begs Military, Security Agents to End Boko Haram Insurgency Quickly

The Senator representing Borno south senatorial District at the National Assembly and former Senate leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has asserted that two problematic areas militate against federal and state governments efforts in the fight against boko haram insurgency in Borno state. Ndume who identified Damboa-Gwoza-Chibok and Lake Chad areas as major dangerous spots appealed to the Nigerian armed forces Read More

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Only restructuring can rescue Nigeria -Atiku

June 19, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

The Wazirin Adamawa Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has insisted that for Nigeria to achieve the unity and the development that it is looking for, then it cannot escape restructuring. Speaking in Yenagoa the Bayelsa state capital during a consultation visit to Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, the Waziri of Adamawa maintained that “As you all know. I have been an advocate of Read More

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APC Convention: Aspirants threaten walkout as leaders drop outgoing NWC members from ‘unity list’

June 19, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Barring any last minute change, the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed to remove all the names of the outgoing National Officers seeking re-election in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. It was also gathered Teusday that only the outgoing National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, has been penciled down to make the said unity list. Read More

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APC Convention: 600 former Reps endorse Nwogu as National Organizing Secretary

June 19, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Ahead of the Saturdays national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), no fewer than 600 former members of the House of Representatives caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have endorsed their colleague Hon. Chidi Nwogu for the position of the National organising Secretary of the party. Spokesperson of the group, Hon. Nze Chidi Duru, told newsmen Read More

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Breaking: Buhari cancels Wednesday FEC meeting, to sign 2018 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law on Wednesday at noon (12pm). This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. The statement said the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting would not hold on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 due to the Eid-el-Fitr holidays Read More

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Breaking: Major defection looms in APC, as Tinubu, Atiku meet secretly

June 18, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Former Vice President and one of the presidential aspirants of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Monday met secretly at the Akure airport to discuss plans ahead of 2019 general elections. Blueprint reliably gathered from an official at the Akure airport that Atiku was actually Read More

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APC Convention: Governors meet Wednesday to avert walkout, contemplate unity list

June 18, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded plans to meet on Wednesday night in Abuja, as part of efforts to prevent division in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. It was also learnt that the governors meeting on Wednesday will come up with a secret ‘unity list’ ahead of Read More

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Communal clashes: Bassa elites task Kogi, Nasarawa govts on safety

June 18, 2018 Online Editor 0

Wants actualisation of Bassa Turunku chiefdom A coalition of Bassa Elites, have asked the governments of Kogi and Nasarawa states to urgently do everything possible to put an end to the frequent communal clashes in order to save the lives of Bassa people in the two states. They specifically asked the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, to deploy security Read More

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Convention: APC screens out 19 aspirants over petitions

June 17, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

…As Appeal panel receives petitions against Izunazo, others. The All Progressives Congress (APC) appeal committee headed by the Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha, has said that about 19 aspirants seeking various positions were disqualified by the Screening panel, adding that 18 persons have also petitioned the committee. Governor Okorocha said apart from office of the National Chairman and the National Read More

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APC to Sylva: You ‘re a serial loser, politically naive

June 16, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Following the allegation made by the former Bayelsa state governor Chief Timipre Sylva, that he was betrayed during his governorship election in 2015 by the thee All Progressives Congress (APC) state executives, the party has denied all the allegations, describing Sylva as a “serial loser.” The Joseph Fafi-led faction of the party under the leadership of former acting governor of Read More

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6800 delegates to vote at APC National Convention

June 14, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The secretary of the 2018 National Convention committee, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, has said that about 6800 delegates are expected to participate in the forthcoming Elective convention by June 23rd. Addressing newsmen Thursday at the Convention secretariat, Senator Egba also dismissed media reports that the convention may be shifted by one week as a result of paucity of funds, saying Read More

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Eid el-Fitr: APC felicitate with Muslims

June 14, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated with Muslim Ummah on the celebration of Eid el-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the APC spokesman Malam Bolaji Abudullahi, the party said with all the love, blessings and peace on the joyous occasion, it wish Muslims and Read More

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YIAGA lauds EFCC over Dariye, Nyame’s convictions

June 14, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

A Civil Society Organisation, known as YIAGA, has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the recent conviction of two former governors; of Jolly Nyame and Joshua Dariye, describing it as hood step in the right direction. A statement signed in Abuja Thursday by YIAGA said the feat clearly shows that the fight against corruption and impunity was Read More

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