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Take steps to stop incessant killings, PDP tells APC govt

The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) federal government to take urgent steps t o tame the tide of repeated killings by suspected herders across the country. The party, which expressed dismay over repeated killings by marauders the latest being the gruesome murder of 41 Nigerians in Zamfara […]

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Akeredolu spent N160m on party leaders, members at Christmas – LG boss

The All Progressives Congress Chairman Ondo East local government, Mr. Rafiu Ayodeji Akinkuolie, has claimed that the State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, spent over N160 million on members and leaders of the party in the state for Christmas and New Year celebration. Akinkuolie, while responding to allegations of diversion of the local government share of the […]

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I won’t keep quiet over Nigeria – Obasanjo

Yenegoa Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that he won’t keep quiet when things are not done properly or are not going the way it should in Nigeria. The former president was apparently response to criticism that trailed his Public Statement to President Muhammadu Buhari which he concluded by urging Buhari not to recontest the […]

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Lagos APC reps endorse Ambode for second term

House of Representatives Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Lagos State have endorsed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for second term. The members conveyed their endorsement through a letter to Ambode at Lagos House in Alausa urging him to return in 2019, on the account of the massive infrastructural […]

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Speak out on your re-election, Sani urges Buhari

Abuja The senator representing Kaduna Central on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Shehu Sani has said the party will be doomed if the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s led reconciliation committee of aggrieved members fails. The senator also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately tell Nigerians whether he will seek re-election in 2019 presidential […]

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2019: Kogi guber aspirant promises better deal

Former Regional Manager (North) of the Nigerian Brewery, Malam Mohammed Shuaibu Tete, has volunteered to provide alternative leadership to people of Kogi state as governor in 2019. Tete, who believed that all is not well with the education, health and social infrastructure in the state, said he could not afford to be a passive observer […]

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Tinubu visits Tambuwal, Wamakko in Sokoto

Sokoto National Leader and Head of the Presidential Reconciliation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Saturday visited Sokoto state where he met with Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and his predecessor, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko. Tinubu, accompanied by APC chieftain, Alhaji Idi Farouk, held a two hour closed door meeting […]

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Kaduna APC suspends Sen. Hunkuyi, expels 28 others

Kaduna The crisis rocking the ruling Kaduna All Progressives Congress (APC) deepened at the weekend, as the party’s state executive council suspended Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi for six months and expelled 28 other members for alleged anti party activities. Hunkuyi, representing Kaduna North senatorial zone, is one of the leaders of the factional Restoration Group, which […]

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UNDP, FG sign MoU on youth entrepreneurship

Maiduguri The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the federal government on a five year youths and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) entrepreneurship empowerment training in Nigeria. The UNDP Country Director, Mr. Samuel Bwalya, disclosed this, Saturday, in Maiduguri during a media round table with journalists in Maiduguri held after […]

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Imo Assembly kicks against LG autonomy

Owerri The Imo state Assembly has voted against the financial autonomy of local government. The Assembly committee, led by Hon Uche Oguwuike, set up to look into 13 alterations of the Bill for an Act to alter the provisions of the 1999 constitution, particularly rejected to approve alterations 5 and 6, which seek to give […]

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FG worried over influx of light arms, human trafficking – Dambazau

Dutse The federal government has expressed concern over the influx of illegal small arms into the country through border posts of neighboring countries especially, Niger Republic, used by insurgents to terrorize innocent Nigerians. Minister of Interior, retired lieutenant General Abdurrahaman Bello Dambazau, stated this during the commissioning ceremony of the permanent office complex of the […]

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10,000 Kogi PDP members, others defect to APC

Lokoja At least 10,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties in Kogi, on Saturday defected en masse to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state ahead of 2019 elections. Receiving the defectors from the 21 local government areas of the state in Lokoja, the national chairman of the […]

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2019: Poly students endorse Sule Lamido

The National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has endorsed former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido for the 2019 presidential ticket. National President of NAPS, Prince Mohammed Sani Hassan, said the decision was borne out of Lamido’s patriotism. He said, after painstaking examination of current socio – political developments in the country, the umbrella body […]

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OBJ to Bayelsa: What’ve you done with 2 oil wells?

Yenagoa Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has asked the people of Bayelsa to account for the two oil blocks he approved for them during his administration. Chief Obasanjo said he personally ran the marginal oil field policy for it to benefit the people of the Niger Delta region. “I personally ran the policy on marginal field […]

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Buhari won’t reject Peace Corps bill – PRO

Abuja The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has faulted reports in one of the dailies insinuating that President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected its bill, saying the bill is not part of those rejected. Its Public Relations Officer, of the Corps, Millicent Umoru, in a statement issued over the weekend, described the report as misleading, saying […]

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$16bn Egina probe: Senate insists on foreign firms’ CEOs’ appearance

Abuja Senate ad hoc committee investigating Total Upstream Nigeria Limited’s $16 billion Egina Deep Sea Project has insisted that managing directors and chief executives of foreign companies that participated in the project must appear before it. The committee is investigating the cost variation and local content elements entered into by the companies, insisting that they […]

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Women leader lauds Buhari over Tinubu panel

  The women leader, 2019 Buhari Campaign Organisation, Kaduna state chapter, Hajiya Ramatu Muazu NDC, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his wisdom in appointing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to lead the APC reconciliation committee nationwide. She said President Buhari’s choice of Tinubu to reconcile feuding factions of the APC is a demonstration of his […]

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Return IDPs home, group tells Operation Cat Dance

Makurdi A civil society organisation, Benue Valley Initiative, has asked the troops prosecuting Operation Cat Dance in the state to give priority to disarming herdsmen and pushing them out of flashpoints to allow displaced local farmers return to their homes. Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, Maj. General D .D Ahmdu, had […]

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2019: Buhari target of elections reordering – Sen Uwajomogu

Abuja A senator representing Imo North senatorial district, Benjamin Uwajomogu has described the reordering of the 2019 general elections’ time table as unconstitutional, adding that the move was targeted against President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking with newsmen yesterday in Abuja, Uwajomogu said he joined his colleagues, who protested the passage of the reordered sequence of 2019 […]

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PDP must provide better choice for Nigerians – IBB

Abuja Former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to learn from the current political development in the country with a view to providing a better choice for Nigerians when it assumes power in 2019. A statement yesterday by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, quoted […]

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2019: Buhari, main target of elections reordering – Sen Uwajomogu

Amidst contentious reordering of 2019 general elections time table by the National Assembly, a Senator representing Imo North Senatorial district, Benjamin Uwajomogu, has described the action of his colleagues as unconstitutional, adding that the move was targeted against President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, Uwajomogu said he joined his colleagues who protested […]

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2019: 25 states pass #NotTooYoungToRunBill

…Gives Buhari 30 days ultimatum A group of young Nigerians under the aegis of Not Too You To Run Movement, said the Bill has received affirmative votes from twenty-five (25) state assemblies across the country, which is the constitutional threshold prescribed by Section 9 (2) of the 1999 constitution. Addressing a press conference Friday in […]

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Security: Case for alternative approach

No doubt, Nigeria is a big country with huge landmass and population. These facts, and many more, therefore, make it untenable for the country’s security arrangement to be controlled from the centre. This is the view of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Specifically, Osinbajo said that the federal government cannot, realistically, provide security in view of […]

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Senate suspends sitting over NASS fire

Abuja An electrical upsurge from the technical room at the basement of the Senate wing of the National Assembly (NASS) yesterday prevented the upper legislative chamber from holding plenary. The upsurge which enveloped the ground and first floors of the wing with thick smoke for about an hour, delayed commencement of the later adjourned plenary […]

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I’ll keep crying till we get justice – Ortom

Makurdi Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, has vowed to keep speaking out on the invasion and ongoing killings in the state until the people of the state got justice. He spoke when a delegation of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), South-south zone, led by Archbishop God-Dowell Oyibo Avwomakpa, visited him at the Peoples House, […]