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EFCC: Will Buhari replace Magu or ignore court ruling?

Against the backdrop of last week’s ruling by the Federal High Court in Abuja, EZREL TABIOWO, in this piece, writes on two actions likely to be taken by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Magu palaver The back and forth arguments between the Presidency and National Assembly as to whether the latter has the powers to reject […]

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Land tenure system should be reviewed–Adejana

Mr. ‘Debo Adejana is the Chief Executive Officer of Realty Point limited, a thriving Real Estate Development Company. An advocate of real estate investment, Mr. Adejana, in this interview with TOPE SUNDAY says access to land is a major challenge to investors in the sector. You are an advocate of real estate investment in Nigeria, […]

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Housing deficit: FG sets up task force on ‘home delivery’

Stories by Tope Sunday Abuja The federal government has set up a Task Force to facilitate the implementation and delivery of 100 housing units in the Family Homes Housing Project across the nation. The task force is saddled with the responsibility of proffering a lasting solution to the huge national housing deficit in the country. […]

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Obaseki, PFN leader for Edo Correspondents’ Chapel lecture

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Edo state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has concluded plans to host a monthly public lecture series billed for Monday, next week. In a statement, Acting Chairperson of the Chapel, Mrs. Nefishetu Yakubu, who is […]

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Why we want Buhari to continue, by Kogi gov

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has reiterated his call on Nigerians to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, saying his re-election “is in the best interest of Nigerians.” Bello, who stated this through a statement issued by his Director-General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, in Lokoja yesterday, added that […]

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El-Rufa’i to corps members: Don’t compromise 2019 polls

Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state yesterday urged corps members not to compromise the integrity of the 2019 general elections. The governor said in a message to the opening of joint orientation course for Batch B Stream II corps members deployed to Kaduna, Niger and Kogi states, that their unalloyed commitment to the nation would […]

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Kwankwaso still in APC – Chieftain

By Bashir Mohammed Kano A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Arch. Aminu Abubakar Dabo, has confirmed that Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was still a card-carrying member of the party, despite the reports being bandied about in the media that he was set to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking to newsmen in […]

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The situation is bad, IDPs are over 60,000 – Ortom

How have you been managing the internally displaced and refugees situation in your state? What is their condition? The situation is bad, the IDPs are over 60 000, but we are still counting. We have released N100 million for essential materials to be bought for the IDPs. They are in four locations, three in Guma […]

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Minamata Convention: UNIDO pledges to support Nigeria

Reactions have continued to trail Nigeria’s ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) promising assistance, and a civil society operative urging greater national consultation and awareness. The UNIDO Representative and Regional Director, Regional Office Nigeria, Jean Bakole, in a reaction, described the development as an achievement for […]

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Hajj 2017: Senate hearing and the morning after

By Bolaji Olakunle Historically, Hajj has never been an easy time for administrators, pilgrims and even family members. There are excitement, apprehension and worries. The 2017 Hajj was particularly full of these, especially with the upshot in the cost of Hajj fare from N900,000 in 2016 to N1.5m in 2017. The uproar that greeted the […]

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Breaking: Buhari appoints Tinubu to lead APC reconciliation, consultations

As part of on-going efforts to improve cohesion within the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari has designated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead the consultation, reconciliation and confidence building efforts. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu. The […]

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Speak now on how to end herdsmen killing, PDP tasks Buhari 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) and it’s Governors’ Forum has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari should come out clean on the herdsmen killings and address the nation on how to end the carnage. The party said the President must take responsibility on the protection of lives and property of Nigerians which is the […]

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Osun debt is over N300b, group alleges

As different stakeholders continue to demand the debt profile of Osun State, a rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social justice, (CHRSJ), has alleged that the debt is over N300b as it gathered. The group dared the state Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, to declare the original debt profile if the group was not […]

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20years after, Abacha support group ressurects, marks ‘2million man march’ anniversary

A group loyal to the late Military president, Gen. Sani Abacha, on the platform of Youth Earnestly Ask for Abacha (YEAA), has bounced back to political limelight, even as it unfold plans to launch a roadmap for the country, tagged ‘Vision 2030 for Nigeria.’ Leader of the group, Daniel Kanu, however asked the Nigerian youths […]

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LP petitions INEC, wants Salami’s name out of website

The crisis rocking Labour Party (LP) has taken a new turn as some members of the party acting on the aegis of Labour Party Youth Vanguard Monday protested to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) calling for the removal from its website the name of its immediate past National Chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalami. Claiming that […]

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Adopting the El’ Rufai report using Dickson’s pattern? 

EMEKA NZE writes that the week before last, governor Seriake Henry Dickson of Bayelsa state gave further direction on the way to restructuring the country as recommended by the APC committee led by the Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El’Rufai Penultimate week, Governor Henry Dickson of Bayelsa state deviated from his onerous task of reconciling […]

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2019: Kingibe’s indomie flood Nigerian market

By Emeka Nze Abuja Despite denying presidential ambition, branded and customised Indomie Noodles bearing the ‎name and portrait of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, have flooded the Nigerian market. Kingibe, in an advertorial in some newspapers last Thursday, denied that he was nursing presidential ambition. He said in a […]

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2019 Election: 30 political parties endorse NASS’ alteration of INEC timetable

…We are waiting for them -APC By Bode Olagoke Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the battle of wit between the major stakeholders seems to have began, even as the National Assembly is making moves to alter the electoral time table as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to the time table […]

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Dickson, Obaseki parley in Yenagoa, pledge to foster regional integration

Bayelsa State Governor, Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson and his Edo State counterpart, Mr. Godwin Obaseki have resolved to engender regional security and  economic integration towards fostering enduring peace and unity among the two states and in the Niger Delta region. Both Governors also agreed to  support and mobilize their states for the restructuring of Nigeria. […]

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Ijaw leaders hope El-Rufai report ‘done with genuine commitment and sincerity’

The Leaders of Thought of the Ijaw Nationality have commended the  reports of the All Progressives Congress, APC committee on restructuring. The committee was led by Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai. However,  the leader sounded cynical as they  further expressed their hope that the report was done with commitment and sincerity. A press release at […]

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Oyinlola, Duke, others unveil Obasanjo-inspired Coalition for Nigeria Movement

A new political group, Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), was on Wednesday unveiled in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the move may not be unconnected to the call by former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s charge on the need for a Coalition for Nigeria. The Acting Chairman of CNM, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, who […]

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We are ready to continue paying full salary, Osun govt promises  

Osun State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Bola Oyebamiji, has assured workers of the readiness of the state government to continue paying full salary. He stated this in a new year message delivered during a meeting with staffs of the ministry at the finance building, government office, on Thursday. He hinted that the state has on […]

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2019: ADP rejects INEC order of elections

..Alleges rigging plans by APC The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has rejected elections schedule release by the Independent National Electoral Commissione (INEC), alleging that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had perfected a rigging plans ahead of the 2019 general elections. The opposition party specifically wanted the electoral empire to start the conduct of the […]

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Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line begins activities in August – Amaechi

By Tope Sunday Abuja Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi yesterday said the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge rail lines would commence commercial activities in August. Amaechi told newsmen in Abuja that the ministry was putting in place all the necessary facilities to ensure that the rail lines start operation, explaining that seven coaches were being expected to […]

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I’m ready to govern Osun – Ex-speaker

By Lateef Dada Osogbo Former speaker of Osun state Assembly, Adejare Bello yesterday said he had garnered the required experience and composure that will make him perform excellently as the next governor of the state. He made the disclosure to newsmen in his hometown, Ede at the 8th day Fidau prayer of his late father, […]