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2019: PDP only exists on Twitter, Whatsapp – Keyamo attacks party for saying APC is doomed

The Director of Media for the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, has berated the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for saying the All Progressives Congress, APC, was doomed, following the adoption of President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole Presidential candidate. PDP had on Thursday said with the emergence of Buhari as a sole Presidential candidate “APC […]

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Two factions of APC adopt direct primaries in Cross River

Two factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State have adopted direct primaries to select party candidates for the 2019 general elections in the State, even as they continue in crisis. Both factions have aspirants for various elective positions in the state including governorship position. The state Chairman of the Party, Mr […]

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2019 polls: SDP raises alarm over election violence, killings

The Social Democratic Party, SDP, Friday raised the alarm that the country may return to the dark days of election violence, Killings and thuggery in the 2019 general elections. It also condemned the presidency and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for allegedly refusing to expand the democratic space for the opposition political parties across […]

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2019: INEC speaks ahead of parties’ primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is ready for effective monitoring of the primaries of the 91 political parties. Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Anambra, said this on Friday in Awka at the quarterly meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security. Orji said that though […]

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How govt can avoid time bomb scenario in Nigeria – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said the Federal government should urgently build an economy that will support the country’s fast-growing population in other to avoid a “time bomb scenario,” News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. He made the call while speaking at the Religious Leaders’ Consultative Forum on ‘Harnessing Demographic Dividend for Sustainable Development […]

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2019: Tinubu meets Buhari to discuss Ambode’s second-term ambition

President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, were on Thursday night locked in a meeting in Abuja, over Tinubu’s withdrawal of support for the second term aspiration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, ThisDay reports. It is understood that with Buhari’s last-minute intervention, Ambode would likely secure Tinubu’s […]

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Southern, Middle Belt leaders reject appointment of new DSS DG, Yusuf Magaji, blast Buhari

Southern and Middle Belt Leaders, on Thursday rejected the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi, as the new Director-General of the Department of Security Service, DSS by President Muhammadu Buhari. The group in a statement jointly signed by its leaders, Chief E.K Clark (South South) Chief Ayo Adebanjo (South West), Chief John Nwodo (South East) and […]

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Yusuf Magaji Bichi: Duke, Omokri attack Buhari over appointment of new DSS DG

Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke and Reno Omokri, erstwhile aide to immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, have reacted to the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as substantive Director-General of the Department of State Security, DSS by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had in a statement by his Spokesman Garba Shehu, appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi […]

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Osun 2018: APC has declared war on us – Adeleke cries out

The Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation has cried out over alleged destruction of billboards of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by agents of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). The campaign organization also claimed that campaign convoy of the governorship candidate of the PDP, Senator Ademola Adeleke, was breached by a suspected attacker in cream coloured […]

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Gov. Bello cries out as flood submerges 100 communities in Niger

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has said that over 100 communities in Mokwa, Lavun, Edati, Katcha, Agaie and Lapai Local Government Areas of the state have been sacked and submerged by flood from the tributaries of Rivers Niger and Kaduna. He revealed this in Muye, Lapai Local Government Area on Thursday shortly after conducting […]

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Yusuf Magaji: Ben Bruce queries Buhari for replacing a southerner with northerner as new DSS DG

Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district in National Assembly, has queried President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest appointment of new Director-General of Department of State Security, DSS. There are reports that Buhari had in a statement through his Spokesman, Garba Shehu, appointed Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director General of the security agency. Magaji […]

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Minimum Wage: Nigerian govt replies NLC on 14-day ultimatum, blames governors

The Federal Government has described the 14-day ultimatum given by the organised labour in Nigeria as “a subtle blackmail” to stampede the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment stated this at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja, noting that the ultimatum was uncalled for. […]

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2019: Buhari’s aide, Juliet Ibekaku vows to unseat Ekweremadu in Senate, gives reasons

Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reform, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, has announced her decision to contest for the Senatorial seat of Enugu West zone in the 2019 elections under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC). Speaking at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, Ibekaku-Nwagwu said the move was in obedience to the clarion […]