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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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Atiku: All that glitters not gold – VON DG cautions Ndigbo

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Osita Okechukwu, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) and chieftainof All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised Ndigbo and indeed all other Nigerians not to be swayed by the euphoria that greeted the emergence of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as the flag-bearer…

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How Atiku reacted to travel ban on 50 high-profile Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has faulted the Executive Order 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Waziri of Adamawa said the signing of the Executive order can lead to another recession in Nigeria. Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, had disclosed…

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AfCTA agreement: Obasanjo bombs Buhari, says President’s hands too weak to sign

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari’s hands were too weak to sign the African Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA). He made the statement on Saturday while speaking at the Babacar Ndiaye lecture series in Bali, Indonesia. Obasanjo said he hoped that Nigeria will soon have a president who will sign the…

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2019: Atiku, Archbishop of Canterbury, UK High Commissioner hold private meeting

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday held a closed-door meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby. The meeting was held at the UK Embassy in Abuja. The cleric has been a close friend of Nigerian leaders over the years. He was one of the…

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Fayose receives, conducts Fayemi’s wife round Ekiti Government House

The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose on Saturday received Bisi Fayemi, wife of the state Governor-Elect, Kayode Fayemi, at the Government House in Ado-Ekiti. Fayose received members of the Inauguration Committee and Transition Committee set up Fayemi, who was on a working visit to the Government House. Led by…

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Executive Order 6: PDP reacts to Buhari’s ban on 50 high-profile Nigerians, reveals those targeted

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the move by President Muhammadu Buhari to totally implement the Executive Order 6. The party urged Nigerians to reject the attempt by the President Muhammadu Buhari to foist a full-blown fascism on the nation beginning with the placement of travel restrictions on 50…

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Alleged N10bn loan: APC lacks understanding of governance, full of lies

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday declared that he will not be distracted by the “torrent of lies” perpetrated by the All Progressives Congress, APC, against his government. Ortom made the remark in reaction to report by the state chapter of APC that his administration was seeking approval from…

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2019: What’ll happen to religious leaders involving in partisan politics – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that religious leaders who involve in partisan politics will lose their respect and public status. The President also insisted that the All Progressive Congress (APC) deserved re-election in 2019, in view of the achievements of the APC-led Federal Government. Buhari then advised religious leaders and traditional…

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2019: We were shocked on Atiku’s choice of Peter Obi – Southeast governors, PDP

South-East Governors on Saturday expressed shock over Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s choice of Peter Obi as his running mate for the 2019 presidential election.There are  reports that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the zone took same stand. Their position was made known by the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum…

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EFCC seizes gold worth N1.1 billion at Abuja airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized gold worth about $3, 131, 412.39 (N1, 127, 308, 460.39) being allegedly exported to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, illegally. It named one Abba Ali Yahaya as the brain behind the deal. Apart from impounding his passport, about €112,000 undeclared by Abba, has also…

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2019: Atiku, PDP moving faster than us – APC chieftain warns party

An All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain in Niger, Dr Mohammed Santuraki, has called on the party to hit the ground running ahead of the 2019 general elections. He added that the emergence of the PDP presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku should serve as a wake up call for serious home cleaning…

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BREAKING: FG bans 50 high profile Nigerians from leaving the country

The Federal Government has banned no fewer than 50 persons from traveling abroad over corruption cases This followed a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari on the full implementation of Executive order 6. This was disclosed in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Saturday. The presidency, however, did not reveal the…

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