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2019: Buhari’s Minister, Shittu drags APC to court

The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has dragged his political party, the All Progressives Congress, APC to court. The Minister took the legal action after the party disqualified him as a governorship aspirant in Oyo State. The ruling party stopped the Minister from continuing his gubernatorial race through screening after he failed…

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Buhari: What Obasanjo’s endorsement, Peter Obi’s emergence means for Atiku, PDP – Abati

Former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, has declared that Atiku Abubakar’s selection of Peter Obi as his running mate for the 2019 election was a right choice. He also said the public endorsement by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo had put the camp of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in…

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2019: Bishop Oyedepo speaks on his presence at Obasanjo, Atiku meeting

Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, (Winners’ Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, has insisted that he never received bribe from any politician. Oyedepo said this during his Sunday sermon titled: “Convenant day of open doors”. The fiery cleric, who was last week criticized for attending the reconciliation meeting between PDP…

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Boko Haram set to kill another female Red Cross worker

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has called for the Nigerian government’s speedy intervention to save one of the two female staff being held hostage by Boko Haram. Mr Mamadou Sow, Head of ICRC’s Operations in the Lake Chad Basin, in an SOS, said the terrorists have given a…

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Wike speaks on Atiku’s chances against Buhari in 2019

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will dethrone the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in 2019. He spoke at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Sunday during a Special Thanksgiving Service for the successful hosting of 2018 PDP…

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Afenifere reacts to Buhari’s travel ban on some Nigerians, reveals what president is turning country into

The Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, has rubbished the Executive Order 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Afenifere said the travel ban placed on some prominent Nigerians was the beginning of absolute dictatorship in the country. Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, had disclosed that no fewer…

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2019: Jonathan begs South-East leaders to accept Peter Obi as Atiku’s running mate

Former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has appealed to leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-East zone, to support the party’s presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in his choice of Peter Obi as his running mate. Jonathan’s appeal followed a statement issued on Saturday by leaders of the…

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Atiku: Buhari under fire for saying dollars was shared at PDP primary

President Muhammadu Buhari has come under attack from some Nigerians for claiming that dollars were shared at the PDP national convention in Port Harcourt. Buhari had while speaking on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries, stated that most Nigerian politicians were materialistic in nature. He was quoted as saying, “The…

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Ben Bruce reveals why Ganduje allegedly collected dollars caught on camera

Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East, has reacted to the viral video of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, allegedly receiving bribe amounting to about $5million from contractors in the state. It was in the news Sunday that the sting operation to capture the governor on camera was said to have began two…

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$5m bribe: What Buhari, EFCC should immediately do to Gov. Ganduje – CACOL

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the video clip that has since gone viral, showing the Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje allegedly receiving $5m (Five Million US Dollars) bribe. CACOL, in a statement in reaction to…

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Presidency reacts to video of Ganduje allegedly receiving bribe

The presidency has reacted to the viral video of Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, allegedly receiving bribe amounting to about $5million from contractors in the state. A sting operation by an online newspaper that captured the governor on camera was said to have began two years ago when one of…

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Fayose weeps as he leaves Ekiti Govt House, heads to EFCC Abuja office

There was drama at the Ekiti State Government House on Sunday as outgoing Governor Ayo Fayose wept profusely while vacating the state’s number-one seat. Fayose shed tears shortly after attending a thanksgiving service to mark the end of his tenure held at the Government House chapel. The governor betrayed emotion as…

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Red Cross begs FG to secure release of 2 abducted health workers by Boko Haram

The Red Cross on Sunday appealed to Nigeria Government and to communities and individuals with influence to secure the release of two abducted health workers, as a deadline set by Boko Haram to kill them approached. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) spoke out a month after another hostage…

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Video of Kano gov, Ganduje allegedly receiving stacks of dollar bribe emerges

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has appeared in a video clip allegedly receiving bribe amounting to about $5million from contractors in the state. Contractors told DAILY NIGERIAN that the governor personally receives between 15 to 25 per cent kickbacks for every project executed in the state. The sting operation to capture…

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Travel ban on 50 high-profile Nigerians illegal, repressive – SERAP

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said that the order banning 50 alleged high-profile corrupt Nigerians from travelling abroad without any legal basis and a judicial authorisation is clearly arbitrary, repressive and illegal, as it breaches constitutional rights and the country’s international obligations, which protect the rights to…

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2019: Over 2000 APGA members defect to SDP in Abia

Crisis has hit the Abia state chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, as hundreds of aspirants who lost the party’s ticket at the just-concluded primary election, and their supporters have defected to the Social Democratic Party, SDP. Some of the aspirants included: a two-time commissioner in Abia, Eze…

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Plateau LG polls a scam, meant to worsen already precarious situation in state – Senator Useni

The Senator representing Plateau South and governorship candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Plateau, Jeremiah Useni has described the declaration of the results of the recent local government polls in the state as a “scam and a dangerous plot by Governor Simon Lalong to worsen the…

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Tambuwal’s convoy attacked, one killed

The Police Command in Sokoto State has confirmed the death of one person as a result of stray bullets fired when hoodlums allegedly attacked Gov. Aminu Tambuwal’s motorcade in Sokoto on Saturday. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Cordelia Nwawe, told newsmen that one other person who was injured during the incident had…

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Executive Order 06 is unconstitutional, a reminder of infamous Decree 4 – Rights lawyer, Ajulo

Rights lawyer, Kayode Ajulo has described the travel ban placed on some 50 high-profile Nigerians who the federal government has alleged to be “corrupt” as a draconian law targeted at the opposition. In a statement he personally signed and titled: “Legality of the Banning Certain Classes of Nigerians From Traveling…

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Fani-Kayode, Suswam, Gbenga Daniels tops list of 50 Nigerians banned by Buhari [See Full List]

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. The restriction followed the judicial affirmation of the constitutionality and legality of the Executive Order 6 (EO6). The watchlist and restriction were put in place pending…

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