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2019: PDP must provide a better choice for Nigerians, says IBB

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 on Sunday by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan quoted […]

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COAS, SENIOR OFFICERS VISIT TROOPS AT THE WAR FRONT IN SAMBISA FOREST

In his bid to further boost troops morale and see things for himself, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai along with some Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters and Commanders, undertook operational visits to troops locations in the north east with specific emphasis on Sambisa forest on Saturday […]

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State Police: Still a long way to go

Since Vice President Yemi Osinbajo okayed the idea, the possibility of a State Police has been gaining traction as the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has embraced it. However, several law makers and other stakeholders, including security experts, have kicked against it as ELEOJO IDACHABA, EZREL TABIOWO, TAIYE ODEWALE, TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA highlight in […]

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APC crisis: NWC, North-Central disagree over sack of Kogi excos

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congres (APC) Friday took another dimension as the North Central zonal committee and the National Working Committee (NWC) disagree over the announced sack of Kogi state chapter of the executives. The North-Central zonal leaders had announced on a national Television that the Kogi State excos have been dissolved […]

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Kachikwu orders NNPC: Clear fuel queues before Sunday

Abuja Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has ordered the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure fuel queues were cleared in Abuja before Sunday. Kachikwu gave the directive yesterday, at a world news conference to intimate journalists on the upcoming international oil and gas conference and exhibition, tagged the Nigerian International […]

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APC queries El-Rufai, suspends aide, others

They are attention-seeking political traders – Governor As the Bola Ahmed Tinubuled team forges ahead in its reconciliation of warring parties within the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), a faction of the party in Kaduna state, yesterday, queried Governor Nasir El-Rufai over alleged antipeople and anti-party activities, among others. Besides, the faction, led by Shuaibu […]

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PDP ready to rescue Nigeria from APC misrule – Secondus

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, says the party is well repositioned and prepared to rescue Nigeria from untold  hunger, poverty and killings that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has subjected the citizens into. The national chairman, who disclosed this on Wednesday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital during […]

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Zamfara killings: Investigate Marafa’s allegation, APC chieftain urges

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has  condemned the maiming and killings of Innocent citizens in Zamafara State, urging that such issue should not be swept under the carpet. Frank said that Agatu killings in Benue state, Killings in Nasarawa, Taraba and other States across the federation started from killing one […]

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Lassa fever: 40 quarantined as govt. debunks outbreak in Osun

The Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Osun state, Dr. Tokunbo Olajumoke, has disclosed that 40 people are being quarantined at isolated centers in the state for close examination to determine if they have been infected with Lassa Fever. He disclosed this when he led his colleagues to some markets to sensitize traders on the […]

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  Killings: Northern groups demand state of emergency in Benue, Taraba, 2 others

..Says region got nothing under Buhari …Reject state police …Want establishment of National Pastoralist Commission Following numerous killings as a result of clashes between suspected herdsmen and farmers, a Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has called on the federal government to immediately declare a state of emergency in four states of Benue, Taraba, Kaduna and […]

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Boko Hara factional leader Shekau on the run, dresses in woman attire- Army

The Nigerian Army, yesterday, disclosed that credible information from repentant Boko Haram terrorists, indicated that their factional leader, Abubakar Shekau dons female attire to escape the theater of war. Spokesman of the Army, Brigadier-General Sani Usman, said in a statement that Shekau has abandoned his followers, and running for his dear life. He said: “He […]

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INEC determined to sanitise our electoral process – Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has reiterated its commitment to sanitise the nation’s electoral process and deliver 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, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, stated this yesterday in a reaction to […]

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Northern governors can stop herders/ farmers clashes – Gov. Masari

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has asked the 19 Northern governors to marshal out strategies that would checkmate herders/farmers clashes which had resulted in loss of lives in the region. Mr. Masari stated this during a visit by the newly elected chairman of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Katsina […]

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Buhari meets Abdulsalam, Tinubu, Akande in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday had a close-door meeting with former Head of State, retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting held after the President received letters of credence from the Ambassador of Niger to Nigeria, Mr. Alat Mogaskia; the High Commissioner of Ghana, Alhaji Rashid Bawa and that of […]

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Boko Haram membership thinning out – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said the era of Boko Haram terrorism is gradually drawing to an end with the narrowing of the recruitment base of the insurgents, and renewed onslaught by the Nigerian Army. Receiving the Letter of Credence of Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Nigeria, Most Rev. Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, […]

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2019 Governorship Election: Okorocha ‘anoints’ son-in-law as successor

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday, anointed his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to succeed him as governor in 2019. The governor stated this at a meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress from Owerri Municipal Council Area, who visited him at the Government House, Owerri. Okorocha said he would support the governorship ambition of Nwosu […]