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We’ll work on Buhari for 2019 – Minister

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu yesterday acknowledged that subtle move to get President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019 has commenced. He, however, said the president was yet to make up his mind on his presidential bid. Addressing State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the president, Shittu said […]

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Benue killings invitation to war – APC

Youth attack Ortom, Police arrest 8 Perennial killings must stop – Dogara Buhari orders clampdown By Bode Olagoke, Abdullahi M. Gulloma and Joshua Egbodo Abuja The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed concerns over Tuesday’s killing of over 20 people in Benue state, describing it as an open invitation to civil war. The dastardly […]

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Bloody New Year: Suspected herders kill 30 in Benue

Ortom fights back tears, seeks FG’s intervention By Daniel Agbo, Makurdi   Gunmen, suspected to be Fulani herders, on New Year day and in the early hours of yesterday, invaded five communities in Logo and Guma local government areas, killing 30 persons and injuring several others. The farmers/herders’ clash got to head in the state, with […]

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38 sacked army chiefs drag FG to ECOWAS Court

One and half years after they were dismissed under controversial circumstances, 38 top officers of the Nigerian Army have headed to the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The officers accused the federal government of violating their fundamental rights to fair hearing. Officers in the suit, said their […]

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God directed me to run for presidency – Bakare

By Tope Musowo Lagos   Leading Christian cleric and the running mate to Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential elections, Pastor Tunde Bakare, may slug it out with incumbent President Buhari and others in the 2019 contest. Bakare, who heads the Latter Rain Assembly, was on a joint ticket with Buhari on the platform of […]

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Buhari commiserates with Ortom over Benue killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state over the reported killings, injury of several persons and wanton destruction of property in Guma and Logo local governments of the state in the New Year. While expressing immense sadness at the “wicked and callous” attacks on even innocent children, the President assured […]

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Its disappointing, Buhari does not understand restructuring -SDP

The social Democratic Party (SDP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari must have misinterpreted the call for restructuring to mean a call for return to parliamentary system of government, insisting that the country must be restructured. In a statement the SDP National Publicity Secretary, Alfa Mohammad signed Wednesday in Abuja, the party expressed disappointment over […]

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Call heldsmen to order or we go to war, Benue APC tells Buhari

The Benue state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed dissatisfaction over the killing of over 20 people in the state, allegedly papeltrated by the Fulani herdsmen as an invitation of civil War. In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, state chairman of the party Comrade Abba Yaro, described the killing […]

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Amaechi to increase Abuja-Kaduna train fare, says its too cheap

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, said on Tuesday that the federal government would increase the train fare for the Abuja-Kaduna route. Amaechi said this while addressing State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the increase was necessary because even the train passengers agree that the cost of transportation to […]

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VON DG replies critics of Buhari’s New Year speech

A chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress and the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu, has decried criticisms following President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year broadcast, saying such was not diversionary. Reacting to the harsh criticisms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Southern and Middle Belt Leadership Forum on President Muhammadu […]

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2019: Jaye Gaskiya declares for Presidency

A social activist, Jaye Gaskia, has declared his intention to run for the office of the President come 2019 general elections, saying the nation has been brought to its knees by “decades of incompetent, selfish, greedy and light-fingered leadership.” Gaskia who is a development sector professional with over two and a half decades of experience […]

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Buhari’s speech depressing, claiming credit for our achievements -PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year address as depressing, as it completely failed to address serious economic and security issues confronting the nation and for which Nigerians earnestly expected answers from Government. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Monday said Nigerians were again treated to another round […]

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Buhari rejects restructuring, denounces ethnicity, religion in politics

*Fuel scarcity during Yuletide collective blackmail As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stressed the need for politicians to avoid exploiting ethnicity and religion by linking them with politics. In a New Year message to the nation, the President said linking ethnicity with religion and religion with politics must be […]

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NEW YEAR MESSAGE 2018: We must not link ethnicity, religion with politics – Buhari

Says yuletide fuel scarcity collective blackmail  ‘Restructuring not solution to our problems’ By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for politicians to avoid linking ethnicity and politics with religion for personal ends. In a New Year message to the nation, the President said […]

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New year message: Nigeria’s future bright:– IBB

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has reassured Nigerians of a brighter future in 2018 and beyond, advising countrymen not to despair in the face of daunting challenges. The former leader gave the assurance in a message made available to Blueprint yesterday, He said, Nigerians “should use the New Year […]

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Boko Haram: ‘5,247 Muslims killed, N81.6bn lost in Adamawa’

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola The Adamawa state chapter of Muslim Council, has said no fewer than 5,247 Muslims lost their lives in the Boko Haram crises that affected seven local government areas of the state. The local governments include; Madagali, Michika, Maiha, Mubi North, Mubi South, Hong and Gombi. A report on the crises signed […]