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‘Why AMAC residents’ll still vote for Buhari’

Barrister Abdullahi Awwal Muhammad is the legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). In this interview with MUSA UMAR BOLOGI, he speaks on why he is confident that residents of the area will still vote massively for President Muhammadu Buhari should he seek re-election in 2019. Excerpts: On Obasanjo’s […]

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Kwara: Embracing mobile water tanker in 21st century

The perennial water crisis in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital has continued despite claims by the Kwara state government to have committed billions of naira to fund water reticulation projects. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB reports Daily search for water Every morning, it is a common sight to see women and children carrying basins on their heads […]

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Buhari’s visit: Al-Makura parades legacy projects

MOHAMMED YANGIDA evaluates the significance of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Nasarawa state, last week, in spite of the propaganda machine of the opposition that created negative feelings in public space before the visit Historic moment The recent visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nasarawa state was a historic moment and still remains fresh in […]

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Senate laments scarcity of lower denomination Naira notes

The senate has expressed worry over the scarcity of lower denomination of Naira notes. Members of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday expressed concerns over the scarcity of N5, N10, N20, N50, N100 and N200 in the country. The lawmakers noted that the scarcity poses a severe threat to the economy of the nation, which […]

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NASS: Ekweremadu canvases for proportional representation among parties

…Urges civil servants to be active in politics Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has canvassed for a proportional representation system of all political parties in the National Assembly to check cases of cross carpeting among lawmakers. The People Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain also said it was a wrong notion for people to say that civil […]

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INEC poised to review communication policy

In continuation of the efforts to finalize the review of Communication Policy ahead of 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has convened a meeting of experts and technocrats to retouch the document. A statement by the Director, Voter and Publicity, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi stated that the document is intended to serve the […]

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Between Obasanjo’s Third Force and Northern Political Leaders’ Forum

EMEKA NZE compares former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition of Nigeria Movement or better still, the ‘Third Force’ seen as the solution to Nigeria’s bad governance, and the Northern Political Leaders Forum, many think, is scheming to grab power by 2019. 2019 race begins As the race for 2019 general elections gathers momentum, new establishments continue […]

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Row as Reps debate Okorocha’s amnesty to Rivers’ wanted criminals

Abuja Members of the House of Representatives expressed mixed reactions to a motion on the propriety of the alleged grant of amnesty by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to some suspected criminals on the wanted list of Rivers State Security Council, During debate on the motion yesterday, the chairman of the House Committee on Public […]

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2019: Automatic tickets for Gov. Bello, lawmakers, tear Niger APC apart

Minna The plot to reserve automatic tickets for Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State the lawmakers from the state and National Assemblies, has ran into troubled waters. The development has generated deepened the crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state as party loyalists and factions have stiffly resisted the plan to […]

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NASS wants historical events documented

Abuja Disturbed by lack of documentation of historical events in Nigeria, The senate yesterday resolved to collaborate with the House of Representatives to establish a Joint Committee of Culture and Tourism on National Assembly Legislative Museum and Archives. The senate said the lack of such documentation has necessary preserve and encourage knowledge of historical events. […]

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Monarch tasks Saraki on visionary leadership

Ilorin A traditional ruler in Kwara South senatorial district, Oba Johnson Tejumola Iranloye, has urged the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and other leaders, to consider politicians with vision for elective offices and community service in the next political dispensation. Specifically, the monarch said the likes of Dr. Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, the Senator representing […]

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Makama elected Kaduna APC volunteer group chair

Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) Volunteer Group Kaduna State chapter has elected Alhaji Abdurrazak Sambo Makama as its new chairman. The election, which was held at El-Rufai Campaign Office along Isa Kaita Road, Kaduna, was attended by members of the volunteer group in the State. Speaking shortly after his election, the new chairman, Makama, […]

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Nigerians must resist rigging in 2019 – Secondus

Umuahia The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been warned to conduct free and fair election in 2019 to avoid the wrath of Nigerians, who have vowed to resist rigging of any sort from the ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC). This warning was handed to the electoral umpire yesterday at the PDP Secretariat in […]

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Political office holders should take traditional oath – Ezeife

Yenogoa The former Governor of old Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has suggested that native oaths should be administered on elected and appointed political office holders to tame the tide of corruption in governance. The politician, who said traditional oath should be legalised for all political office holders, claimed that it would help reduce corruption […]

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Gombe gender bill not for supremacy war – Perm sec

Gombe Gombe state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare has said that the state Gender and Equal Opportunities for All Persons is not for men and women to struggle for supremacy. Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Ishiaku Mohammed, disclosed this while speaking at the two-day review meeting of the state gender committee organised […]

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Group tasks state assemblies on age review bill

Gusau The Not Too Young to Run, Zamfara state chapter, has appealed to state Assembly members to, as a matter of urgency, pass the age reduction bill into law to enable the youths participate fully in politics in the 2019 general elections. The call was made by the state coordinator of the movement, Amb. Anas […]

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Nobody burgle Air Peace’s aircraft –NCAA

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has dismissed claims by Air Peace that its aircraft was burgled. The air carrier had claimed that the rear cargo hold of its Flight 7138 holding for departure on Runway 18R of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos was opened by thieves on February 8. But the aviation regulatory body […]

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Youwin: Finance ministry releases names of successful candidates

YouWiN, a multimedia programme of the Federal Ministry of Finance for young enterpreneurs, has announced the names of successful candidates for its training. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Ministry of finance on Thursday. The list is based on three categories viz. national merits, regional and state merits. The statement reads ” We […]

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NDDC moves to complete Oro monarch’s palace

Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised to complete the abandoned palace project of the Ahta Oro, the supreme traditional ruler of Oron in Akwa Ibom State’s third largest ethnic group. NDDC Managing Director of the commission, Mr. Nsima Ekere, announced this during a courtesy call by Oro Think Tank, a political arm of Oron […]

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Nigeria to partner IEC over tarrif hike

Nigeria is set to strengthen and maximise the existing partnership with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to reduce the amount of money spent on electricity bills in the country. The energy saved will be made available to other consumers. The Director-General of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mr. Osita Aboloma, who stated this yesterday […]

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FG to pay N701bn to generating coys

The federal government has reiterated its commitment to improve electricity service delivery through development of policy initiatives, which includes the payment of N701 billion as Assurance Guarantee to generating companies (GenCos). Other policies of government designed to improve services in the sector includes the eligible customer regulations, metering regulations and distribution expansion plan to distribute […]

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Generator users consume 300m litres of diesel monthly–Fashola

  The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has disclosed that Nigeria loses about N24 billion monthly to the generator market. Also, he said that over 300 million litres of diesel are imported and consumed monthly by the generator users in the country. Fashola said this on Monday during the February […]

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Kwankwaso wants to control me from outside – Ganduje

*Says underage voters mere propaganda Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state said on Tuesday that his decision to resist moves by his predecessor, Mr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to remote control him was the genesis of their feud in recent times. Ganduje said this in Abuja while fielding questions from State House correspondents on the sidelines […]

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PDP reassures of adequate accommodation for returning, new members

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reassured of ample and unhindered accommodation to all individuals, genuine political interests and alignments returning or freshly coming into the party’s fold from other political parties. National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday said “As the name of our great party connotes, the […]

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  INEC determined to sanitize nation’s electoral process – Yakubu  

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it remains resolute in its commitment to sanitize the nation’s electoral process and deliver free, fair and credible elections. This is even as the Commission declared that it cannot be held directly or vicariously liable for an exercise outside its legal purview. INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu […]