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2019 presidency: What Saraki appointment as Atiku’s Campaign DG will do to PDP – Frank

Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that the appointment of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki as the Director General of the Atiku Abubakar campaign organization, will ensure the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP sails to victory in 2019. He said this…

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Kayode Fayemi cries out, says Ekiti economy crashing

The newly inaugurated Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has declared that the state was in an emergency situation with a huge debt of N120 billion. Speaking during his inaugural speech in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, the governor said the state was currently battling with more than N120 billion…

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Zamfara: APC will field candidates in 2019 – Ruling party dares INEC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will field candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara in the 2019 general elections, despite its disqualification by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mallam Lanre Onilu, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, stated this while reacting to the insistence of INEC’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu…

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2019 Presidency: How Buhari plans to rig election using INEC staff, Amina Zakari – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Yakubu Mahmood, not to “succumb to pressure by the Presidency, to return Mrs. Amina Zakari as Director of Operations.” PDP alleged that Nigerians were aware of the “pressure from the Buhari Presidency…

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Fayose dares Buhari’s men as he arrives EFCC headquarters

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has dared President Muhammadu Buhari’s men that have been accused of corruption, to show up at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Fayose, writing via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon, stated this after revealing he was close…

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EO6: British Government speaks on ban of 50 politicians by Buhari

The British High Commission to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright has backed the travel ban placed on 50 high profile Nigerians by the President Muhammdu Buhari administration. Recall that thirteen former governors and seven ex-ministers have been barred from travelling out of the country, under Executive Order 6 (EO6) issued by President Muhammadu Buhari….

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How I escaped being assassinated midnight – Dino Melaye

Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye has explained that he escaped being assassinated at midnight through earlier hints he got while in his village. Speaking through order 14 of the Senate rules on Tuesday, he said, a detachment of anti-robbery squad and Mobile Police from Kogi State Command…

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Ganduje bribe video: Resign now – Group tells Kano Governor

A Coalition of Civil Society Organizations of Nigeria ,CCSON, has reacted to the viral video of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, allegedly receiving bribe amounting to $5million from contractors in the state. The group in a statement signed by the Director of Programmes, Mr. Pat Anyanwu, and made available to…

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Senate approves N53bn for ONSA, security agencies for 2019 election

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Senate has approved a total sum of N53bn ‎for the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA. and security agencies. The fund is meant for the supervision of the 2019 general elections.  Also to benefit from the fund are the Department of State Services,…

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Kayode Fayemi sworn-in as Ekiti Governor

Former Minister of Solid Mineral Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has been sworn-in as the governor of Ekiti State. Fayemi, who won the July 14 governorship election held in the state on the platform of All Progressives Congress was sworn-in on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti. He defeated the then Deputy Governor of the…

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Hauwa Liman: What Buhari govt must do to ensure release of Leah Sharibu – Tambuwal

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to deploy “every reasonable tool at its disposal” to ensure the safe return of the abducted student from Dapchi, Yobi State, Leah Sharibu. Tambuwal, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant gave the call while condemning the…

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2019 election: How Wike’s plan to become Tambuwal’s Vice President, hand over to Abe failed – Eze

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers state, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has alleged that Governor of the State, Nyesom Wike’s attempt to destroy the party became pronounced after his bid to become Governor Tambuwal’s vice failed. Eze said that Senator Magnus Abe has been working hard…

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We did everything possible to save Red Cross worker – Nigerian Govt

The Nigerian Government has said it was shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the government and the widespread appeal to save the young woman. In a statement issued in London on Monday, the Minister…

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Nigerian passport with 10-year validity effective December

Mr Mohammed Babandede, Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has said that the issuance of Nigerian Passport with 10 years validity will commence in December, 2018. Babandede made the disclosure when he visited Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the…

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Edo Speaker raises alarm over influx of sex workers in Benin

The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Kabiru Adjoto, has raised the alarm over the influx of commercial sex workers in the Benin metropolis. Adjoto, who spoke during a ministerial briefing by the Commissioner for Youths and Special Duties, Mr. Mika Amanokha, in the House on Monday, decried…

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Why Nigeria is not making progress – Pat Utomi

Political economist and management expert, Prof. Patrick Utomi, on Monday said “the government in Nigeria is dominating and suffocating.” This, he said, was responsible for the lack of progress in the nation. Utomi said this in Abuja at the High Level Public-Private Sector Forum, hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy…

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Boko Haram: Saraki reacts to death of aide worker, Hauwa Leman

Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the death of Hauwa Leman, an aide worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). There are reports that Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, executed Hauwa Leman, an aide worker with the ICRC on Monday. The…

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EO6: CACOL reacts to Buhari’s travel ban on 50 politicians, tells aggrieved persons what to do

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has backed the travel ban placed on 50 high profile Nigerians by the President Muhammdu Buhari administration. Buhari’s directive is to also ensure that the accounts of the 50 politically-exposed persons are placed on moratorium while they remain on security watch, pending…

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Governor Ganduje facing impeachment as Kano Assembly begins probe into bribe videos

The Kano State House of Assembly has opened probe into the bribe-taking videos of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. Raising a matter of urgent public importance on Monday, a member representing Warawa Constituency, Labaran Madari, said the assembly should investigate the authenticity of the video and take measures. Madari stated that…

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Presidency ordered EFCC to detain Fayose indefinitely – PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday alleged that the “Presidency has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to incarcerate, indefinitely,” the outgoing governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary, of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP claimed that the “information…

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