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Ganduje lays foundation for N2bn UBE classrooms project

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje yesterday laid the foundation of classroom blocks, under the government/Universal Basic Education matching grant projects worth N2.2 billion. Speaking at the ceremony held at Darmanawa Special Primary School in Tarauni local government area, Ganduje explained that under the scheme, 61 two-storey blocks consisting six […]

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Still on women empowerment, affirmative action

The vulnerability of women in the Nigerian society has often generated heated debates. However, this time, NAJIB SANI reports that both vulnerability and marginalisation of women are generating concerns in Bauchi Most vulnerable group It has been observed that the debate on restructuring of the country excludes the voice of women especially women at the […]

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PDP: Metuh moves to placate aggrieved candidates

…Says party Is repositioned for 2019 Former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh on Wednesday declared that the outcome of the party’s recent national convention has repositioned it to take over power in 2019. Metuh in a statement, however urged aggrieved aspirants to join hands with the new party leadership […]

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PDP Convention: Crisis brews as group rejects election results

The post convention crisis of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is assuming a new dimensions as a Forum of aggrieved candidates and other stakeholders in the party said they have rejected in totality the results of the Saturdays national convention. In a statement Wednesday signed by the candidates and stakeholders namely; Prince Obi-Nwosu Emmanuel, Hassan […]

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Openness vital in electoral process, INEC chair insists

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, has attributed the successes achieved by the commission in the conduct of elections in recent times to its dedication and openness to constructive criticism from stakeholders and transparency in its processes. He said:  “There is nothing that the Commission is hiding and the more open and transparent our […]

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‘Borno govt behind anti-Modu Sheriff video’ 

Borno state government has been accused as being behind a video gone viral online of a mammoth crowd chanting songs and attempting to physically assault the former governor of the State, Ali-ModuSheriff. The video which has generated reactions from different quaters has been described as false. In a statement signed in Abuja on Wednesday, Special […]

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Convention: Is PDP on the threshold to El dorado?

The much anticipated National Elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has come and gone. In this report PATRICK ANDREW and TOPE SUNDAY examine likely implications of the fallout of the convention. After ruling for 16 years both at the federal and in most states of the federation, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) eventually […]

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PDP chair: North and micro-zoning to South-west

EMEKA NZE in this article juxtaposes the opposing views of northern groups which favour or disfavour micro-zoning of the PDP national chairmanship to the South-west. Three days to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) national convention, the irritating din of micro zoning is yet to abate, rather, like a Sword of Damocles, it continues to hang […]

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Anambra PDP: South east leader reads riot act to troublemakers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the members of the Anambra state chapter of the party to stop their rascality forthwith to pave a way for the enthronement of a new state executive. The Vice Chairman of the zone, Chief Austin Umahi who issued this warning on Tuesday in Abuja said that the new […]

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Buhari to commission cargo airport, school in Nasarawa – Al-makura

Governor Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa state said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari would commission the Comprehensive Special School Lafia and flag-off the terminal building of the cargo airport during his forthcoming official visit to the state. Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari, […]

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PDP reconciliation: Dickson urges leaders against provocative utterances

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) Reconciliation Committee, Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa states has warned members and leaders of the party to desist from making provocative utterances which he said was capable of derailing the reconciliation process. Dickson who gave this warning after meeting with the members of his committee on Monday night […]

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Convention: Oyegun congratulates, PDP, Secondus 

National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun has congratulated the newly elected National Chairman of the main opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) for his emergence and the party’s successful national convention. In a statement Chief Oyegun personally signed Tuesday in Abuja, he expressed hope that Prince Secondus will use his […]

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Engage opposition constructively, UPP tells APC

By Patrick Andrew Abuja The United Progressive Party (UPP) has urged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to engage the opposition parties more constructively in the interest of Nigeria. The UPP said instead of resorting to abusive name-calling of those that hold contrary views on national matters and deploying malicious propaganda, the APC should listen […]

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Kebbi 2014 primaries: Court hears matter against Bagudu, Jan 11

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Justice A. R. Mohammed of a Federal High Court Abuja, yesterday fixed January 11, to hear the suit challenging the 2014, pre-election that brought Abubakar Bagudu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Kebbi State Governor. The People Democratic Party (PDP), whose candidate, Maj. Gen. Bello Sarkin Rtd, came second in […]

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Secondus’ election a new dawn – Niger PDP

By Tope Sunday with agencies Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the conduct of the national convention and the election of Chief Uche Secondus as the national chairman of the party as the beginning of a new dawn for the party. The state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tanko Beji, […]

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2019: APC S’ west FCT chapter endorses Buhari

By Abdulrahman Zakariyau Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC), Southwest Forum Federal Capital Territory FCT chapter has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in office. The forum said the endorsement was necessitated by the need to allow Buhari the chance to deliver the change he promised. Chairman of the APC Southwest Forum, Pastor Olusegun […]

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Jubilation as Ologbondiyan becomes PDP spokesman

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters stormed the streets of Lokoja and its environs in jubilation following the emergence of Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan as the party’s National Publicity Secretary. Ologbondiyan, who was Editor, Thisday Newspaper, and media aide to former Senate President, David Mark, emerged victorious on Saturday at the elective congress […]

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2019: APC in S/Africa optimistic of Buhari’s victory

The All Progressives Congress (APC) South Africa chapter says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be incapable of stopping President Muhammadu Buahri from clinching a second tenure. The party equally said it will win the 2019 general elections in spite of efforts by the opposition parties particularly the PDP to thwart its success. The party […]

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Party chairman urges Nigerians to reject APC, PDP

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri The National Chairman of the National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP), Alhaji Muhammadu Umaru Maizabura, has called on Nigerians to dump elite oriented parties and join his party for good leadership and governance. The chairman said elite parties only have competence in looting of the nation’s resources, adding that their performances since […]

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PDP: APC running a broken government – Secondus

By Emeka Nze Abuja Newly elected Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus has lambasted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) accusing them of running a “broken government” specialized in “ propaganda and intimidation.” Secondus who was speaking on Monday at the PDP headquarters in Abuja while assuming office in a handover ceremony said […]

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…And the budget politics continues

Since the return of democratic governance in Nigeria, the national budget has been a source of politicking. In most cases, controversies always spring up over supremacy tussles between the executive, and the legislative arms. So, the drama trailing the 2018 budget currently being considered by the National Assembly is not new. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. Initial […]

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When West African parliamentarians gathered over Insecurity

Seven years ago, precisely in 2010, the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime described West Africa as a paradise for organised crimes. TAIYE ODEWALE captures various submissions at the conference. Haven for crimes The description of the sub-region as haven for organised crimes made parliamentarians to gather in Abuja last week for thorough rumination […]

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Buhari has embraced ranching – Ortom

By Ibraheem Musa Abuja Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said that even President Muhammadu Buhari, a Fulani man, has “now embraced ranching because it remains the best way of breeding cattle.” The governor, who disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists yesterday, said “ranching remains the global best practice of breeding cattle.” […]

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2018, year of consolidation – Gaidam

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has said his administration will consolidate on the various gains made in repositioning the public service, public financial management and particularly complete all on-going projects while executing new ones with direct bearing on the lives of all citizens of the state. The governor was […]

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APC running a broken government, Secondus says days of impunity in PDP over

Newly elected Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus has lambasted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) accusing them of running a “broken government” specialized in “false propaganda and intimidation.” Secondus who was speaking on Monday at the PDP headquarters in Abuja while assuming office in a handover ceremony said the task ahead of […]