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Tinubu reconciliation: APC NWC jittery, relocates to Oyegun’s residence

-Meeting to prepare ground for NEC – Abdullahi The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress appears to be currently in dilemma over the recent appointment of former Lagos state Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu by President Muhammadu Buhari, to reconcile some aggrieved party members. To this end, the party’s national executive has tactically […]

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State police, solution to insecurity – Governors

Barely one week after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo expressed the federal government’s support for the creation of state police as a way out of the nation’s security challenges, the 36 state governors, have also thrown their weight behind the proposal. The governors’ position was declared by the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari […]

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Security chiefs keep mum after meeting with Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday had a close-door meeting with heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to review the current security situations in the country. Security chiefs that attended the meeting declined to brief journalists on what transpired. It was an enlarged meeting attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the […]

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PDP condoles Buhari over loss of relatives

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari and his family on the loss of two close relatives, Hajiya Halima Dauda and Hajiya Aisha Alhaji Mamman, which occurred in quick succession. A statement on Monday by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated that the PDP family was “indeed been saddened by […]

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Herders, farmers’ clashes: Don’t criminalise Fulani race – Sanusi

Minna The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, has said that Fulani were not terrorists or criminals as perceived in some quarters, explaining that they were “law-abiding Nigerians who respect constituted authorities.” He stated this at the weekend in Minna at a National Executive Council meeting of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of […]

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Gunmen kill 4 palm wine tappers in Southern Kaduna

Kaduna Four persons were reportedly killed and a woman critically injured yesterday when gunmen launched attack at Bakin Kogi village, Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state. The injured woman was reportedly taken to an unnamed hospital in Kafanchan for medical care. Locals who confirmed the development through telephone calls said the victims were palm […]

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NAPTIP seals baby factory in Abuja

National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffi cking in Persons (NAPTIP) has disclosed that it had sealed an illegal maternity and baby factory in Nyanya, Abuja. Th is was contained in a statement signed by the NAPTIP spokesman, Josiah Emerole, in Abuja yesterday. Emerole said the acclaimed Chief Medical Director of the baby factory was […]

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We want to return home, Abuja IDPs cry out

Victims of Boko Haram attacks camped in Abuja, have appealed to the federal government to intensify efforts to make their places safe so they “can return” to their homes from their temporary abode. Leader of the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) in Kuchigoro, Abuja, Philemon Emmanuel, made the appeal when officials of National Commission for Refugees, […]

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NAF, Immigration at ‘war’ over surveillance aircraft

There is a seeming cold war between the Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Immigration Service over possession of three surveillance aircraft, believed to be specifically designed for an aerial monitoring of the country’s borders. The squabble, it was gathered, may further compound the nation’s security woes as this could hinder proper surveillance operations at […]

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Uncertainty as NASS changes order of elections

A whole gamut of reactions has greeted the decision of the National Assembly to re-order the sequence of the 2019 elections, as stakeholder commend and condemn it in equal measure. However, the presidency has kept mum over the issue but the president’s men are strategizing how to go around the amendment as TAIYE ODEWALE, BODE […]

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Catholic Bishops to Buhari at Villa: Your govt failing, goodwill fast depleting

Catholic Bishops, yesterday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end the suffering, killings and other crimes afflicting Nigerians. They also told the president that his APC-led government is failing, while the goodwill it rode on to power in 2015 is fast depleting. The clerics made their positions known during a courtesy visit by the Catholic […]

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Breaking: Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Buratai loses father

The death of Alhaji Yusuf Buratai has been announced Friday in Maiduguri, Borno State. He is the father of the Chief of Army Staff,  Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai. He died in the early hours of Friday in a Maiduguri Hospital. The Nigerian Army disclosed this In statement by its spokesman, Brig. Gen. SK Usman to newsmen […]

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EFCC, INEC to track parties’ sources of funds

-Poised to curb vote-buying By Emeka Nze Abuja Preparatory to 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has engaged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to assist it in tracking political parties’ sources of funding. INEC, has in recent times, decried the flagrant breach of the relevant sections of the 2010 Electoral […]

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FG can no longer take sole responsibility for security of Nigerians – Osinbajo

*Says states’ll not be forced to provide land for colonies Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Thursday that the federal government cannot realistically provide security from the centre in view of the country’s estimated 180 million population and the inability to meet United Nations’ standard of one policeman to 400 persons ratio. Speaking at the […]

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PDP To Presidency: Tinubu cannot deliver bad product 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again bashed the Presidency for abandoning its duty of governance and now deploying resources meant for Nigerian people to push a desperate but ill-fated mission to foist on Nigerians, an obviously unpopular presidential candidate in 2019. The party said the Presidency has become so panicky that it effectively hijacked […]

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Hard times for parties as EFCC, INEC plan to track parties’ source of funds

***Also poised to curb vote buying Preparatory to 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has engaged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to assist it in tracking political parties’ sources of funding. INEC, has in recent times, decried the flagrant breach of the relevant sections of the 2010 Electoral Law (as amended) […]