Babangida was a failure in Niger State – Bello

June 12, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The governor of Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has berated the former governor of the state, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu over his recent attack on his administration. Alhaji Bello in a statement by his Media and Publicity Coordinator, Jide Orintunsin said it is uncharitable and uncivilized for Babangida Aliyu to have brazenly thrown caution to the wind by arrogantly Read More

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Sallah: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

June 12, 2018 Bode Olagoke .Abuja 0

The federal government has declared Friday and Monday as public holidays to celebrate this year’s Eid el-Fitr. Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan and enjoined Nigerians to use the “occasion of the celebration to pray for the peace, Read More

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June 12: Atiku warns on authoritarianism, lawlessness

June 12, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has warned on what he called “a consistent pattern of departure from constitutional due process to tendencies of authoritarianism.” The former Vice President said in a statement marking the 25th anniversary of June 12 that there was a growing culture of arbitrariness in some of the institutions of government at all levels that is contradictory Read More

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Kogi committed to repositioning Ochaja Radio – Bello

Determined to disseminate vital information on government activities, the Kogi state government has restated its commitment to repositionthe state radio station at Ochaja, Dekina local government area of thestate. Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello, represented by his Chief of Staff, EdwardOnoja, disclosed this while reacting to the request by a delegation of the Forum of Igala Journalists (FORIJA) who paid him Read More

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FG begins verification, enrolment of 2019 retirees

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government yesterday commenced the pre-retirement process, which includes verification and enrolment of its workers, under theContributory Pension Scheme. Acting Director General, National Pension Commission (PenCom), Aisha Dahir-Umar, said a pre-retirement workshop was taking place simultaneously in 15 locations across the country. She said the objective of the workshop was to assist prospectiveretirees achieve easy transition to retirement life Read More

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I’ll implement financial autonomy for legislature, judiciary – Okowa

June 12, 2018 Amaechi Okwara .Asaba 0

Delta state Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday said the bill on the financial autonomy of the Houses of Assembly and judiciary accented to by President Muhammadu Buhari was made possible by the collective efforts from relevant stakeholders. The governor made the clarifications in Asaba while swearing in Mr. Tony Obuh, who was a PDP governorship aspirant in 2015, and Read More

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Benue govt suspends 3 monarchs, takes over disputed land

June 12, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

Benue state Security Council has announced government’s take-over of the disputed land between Mbazerem and Mbayem/Mbaikyu kindreds of Iwarnyam District of Konshisha local government area. Subsequently, the State Security Council has warned the warring factions to stay away from the disputed land. Governor Samuel Ortom who made the resolutions of the Council known after the Security Council meeting yesterday at Read More

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Eid el-Fitr: Kebbi gov pays June salaries

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state yesteday approved the immediate release of funds for the payment of June salary to the state and local government workers. This was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abubakar Dakingari, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. The statement quoted the Read More

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Nigerians fearless, hardworking – Buhari

Nigeria’s strongest selling point remains an “intellectually aggressive and economically ambitious’’ populace that always seeks self-improvement and self-actualization in any part of the world, President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Rabat, Morocco. In an audience with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco, Saadeddine Othmani, at the Royal Guest Palace, President Buhari said Nigeria’s “visionary and resilient population’’ works Read More

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Nigeria, Morocco sign gas pipeline, agric training pacts

Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco on Monday in Rabat, Morocco, signed three agreements, which include a regional gas pipeline that will see Nigeria providing gas to countries in West Africa subregion that extend to Morocco and Europe. The signing of the agreements, witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and King of Morocco, His Majesty, King Mohammed V1, followed a meeting Read More

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JUNE 12: Remove obstacles to free, fair elections, NLC tells FG

June 12, 2018 Moses John. Abuja 0

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the federal government to identify fully with the ideals and lessons of June 12 by removing all obstacles to free, fair and credible elections in the country. President of Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who made the call yesterday in Abuja in a statement, also urged the federal government to “erect a cenotaph in honour Read More

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We will take over Bayelsa State from rats – Sylva

June 11, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

The State Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Monday,filled to capacity as members of the party came out to witness the inauguration of the state excos . Speaking at the occasion the leader of the party Chief Timipre Sylva berated those persons he describes as rats. He said “today is a day of victory Read More

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2019 polls must be game-changer, says Gambari

Former United Nations Under-Secretary, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari , has urged Nigerians to insist on putting an end to impunity and thuggery during the 2019 general elections. He said the election must be game-changer-in nation’s democratic journey. The former Nigeria’s permanent representative in the United states, spoke at the weekend during the 11th convocation ceremony of the Kwara state university, Read More

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Enugu APC backs Izunaso, 2 others

June 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) Enugu state chapter, has endorsed its current national Vice Chairman, South-East, Chief Emma Eneukwu. The endorsement was announced in a communique issued after a meeting at the party’s secretariat yesterday. They also disclosed support for the current national organizing secretary of the party, Senator Osita Izunaso and the national auditor of the party, Chief George Moghalu. Read More

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2019: Okowa charges political office holders selfless service

June 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Delta state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged political officers to embark on honest self-appraisal of themselves as regards rendering services to the people. He spoke yesterday at the 3rd anniversary thanksgiving service of the 6th assembly of the Delta State legislature at the Living Faith Church, Asaba, Delta State. According to the Governor, “this is a time for reflection, it Read More

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Abiola can’t be declared President – Agoro

June 11, 2018 Agboola Bayo. Ibadan 0

Presidential aspirant and National Chairman of National Action Council (NAC), Dr. Olapade Agoro, has kicked against the call by the Senate that the late presumed winner of the 1993 annulled Presidential election, Chief Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, be declared as exPresident of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Dr Agoro, in a statement issued in Ibadan over the weekend. said doing Read More

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OSUN 2018: APC, zoning and Aregbesola’s choice

June 11, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

Without mincing words, the unity that has existed in the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is under threat with a fierce internal battle, occasioned by the clamour for the West Senatorial District of the state to produce the party’s candidate and the choice of candidate by the leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. In this Read More

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Again PDP mocks APC over ‘stolen’ achievements

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again lampooned the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government for appropriating the achievements of the National Assembly and listing them as those of President Muhammadu Buhari in recent achievements list released by the Presidency. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, dismissed the achievements listed noting that the APC had stolen an achievement that was Read More

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I didn’t lose June 12 presidential poll – Tofa

June 11, 2018 Aliyu Askira. Kano 0

An elder statesman and the presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the June 12 presidential elections, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, has vowed to drag federal government to court over the recent posthumous award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic to late MKO Abiola. This he said has became necessary because the June 12 presidential election was Read More

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PDP to Buhari: Award on Abiola doesn’t make you a democrat

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that bestowing a posthumous national award on the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola, does not make him a democrat. PDP, in statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, noted that the party “supports in full any honour done by the nation to the memory Read More

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Dogara assists victims of Bauchi windstorm

June 11, 2018 Najib Sani .Bauchi 0

Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday donated building materials to the victims of the recent windstorm which killed three persons and destroyed houses and schools in 11 villages of Duguri district in Alkaleri local government area of the state. The Speaker, represented by a member of Bauchi state Assembly, Aminu Mohammed Tukur, who said items donated include 300 bags Read More

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NAF provides free medicare for 3,010 in Taraba, Zamfara

June 11, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi .Abuja 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has provided medical service to 1,635 persons in Taraba and Zamfara states. NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, said in a statement that the gesture was part of NAF civil-military relations activities in its operations areas. He said: “The medical outreach to Taraba state was held between 5 and 7 June 2018 at Nguroje Read More

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Justice Akanbi’s legacies’ll inspire Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the legacies left behind by the Late President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, “will continue to inspire Nigerians in many years President Buhari stated this at the eighth day firdau prayer for the late judiciary icon in Ilorin yesterday. He was represented by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Read More

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No crack, faction in Yobe APC – Senate Leader

June 11, 2018 Musa M. Buba Damaturu 0

Senate Leader, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, has debunked claim of an existing faction “drawn along supporters of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam and some senators in Yobe following the just concluded congresses in the state,” describing it as false, cheap and malicious. Lawan, in a statement signed by Executive Director of SAIL Youth Empowerment Foundation, Habu Kaku, and made available to journalists said, Read More

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Killings, not solution to our problems – AMORC

June 11, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

The Rosicrucian Order, otherwise known as the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC) has called for end to the killings in the country, saying it is not the solution to Nigeria’s problems. Secretary/Treasurer, National Board of AMORC – Nigeria, Johnson A. Ikube, stated this yesterday in an interview with newsmen in Makurdi at a three-day conference of AMORC Northern Regional Read More

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