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APC nomination forms: What Ezekwesili said about Buhari’s integrity

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari has lost his integrity for receiving the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms bought by a group. Ezekwesili stated this as Buhari received the forms from the group on Tuesday. The former minister, expressing disappointment, said she would engage […]

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Court extends restraining order against sacked Benue Speaker, Ikyange

A Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Theresa Igoche, Tuesday granted the interlocutory injunction restraining the former Speaker, Mr Terkimbi Ikyange,former Deputy Speaker, Hon James Okefe, and former Majority Leader, Benjamin Adanyi from parading themselves as principal officers of the Benue State House of Assembly pending the determination of the substantive suit. Ruling on […]

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2019: FG warns politicians against electoral violence, arms possession

The Federal Government on Tuesday warned politicians and political party supporters against the use of thugs to perpetrate violence during the 2019 general elections. The warning was contained in a statement by Dr. Mohammed Umar, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior. Umar said that the warning became necessary in order to ensure free and fair […]

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2019: PDP reportedly offers Femi Otedola Lagos governorship ticket

Media Mogul, Dele Momodu, has disclosed that billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola has accepted to run for the Lagos State governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party. Momodu disclosed this on Tuesday in a post on his Twitter page. The media mogul confirmed that Otedola has accepted the ticket and would be running […]

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Tinubu reportedly dumps Ambode, endorses Sanwanolu as next Lagos Governor

Akinwunmi Ambode’s quest to be re-elected as Lagos State Governor for a second term may have run into troubled waters as 50 council chairmen loyal to Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Ambode’s estranged godfather, have met and pledged their support for Jide Sanyaolu Sanwonolu, who is alleged to be Tinubu’s preferred choice. The council chairmen are the […]

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How Buhari has reduced killings

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has “drastically” reduced killings resulting from farmers and herdsmen crisis, across the country. Mohammed made the assertion during a Special Town Hall meeting on security in Gusau, Zamfara State, on Monday. In a statement, Mohammed said the, “drastic fall in […]

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Shekarau picks up APC nomination forms, set to battle Kwankwaso

Former Governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, on Tuesday picked up nomination forms, to contest for a senatorial ticket under the All Progressives Congress. This was confirmed by Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a media aide to the incumbent Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. Yakasai posted an image of Shekarau posing with the forms on his Twitter […]

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2019: PDP confirms plan to choose consensus candidate from Saraki, Atiku, 11 others

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, said it had set up a 12-member committee to discuss with the party’s 13 presidential aspirants, in order to pick one of them as consensus candidate. It, however, did not disclose the members of the committee. Those in the race for the presidential […]

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2019: Another lawmaker dumps APC for ADC

The lawmaker representing Odo-Otin State Constituency in Osun State House of Assembly, Olaoluwa Oyediran, has dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the African Democratic Congress, ADC. The lawmaker defected to ADC with hundreds of his supporters in Okuku, Odo-Otin Local Government area of the state. He said the people have suffered degradation in the hands […]

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Electoral Act: “APC jittery” – PDP senatorial aspirant berates Buhari for declining assent

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial aspirant, Chief Joshua Mba, has expressed disappointment at President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the amended electoral act. He spoke on Monday at the PDP secretariat in Enugu, after submitting his nomination form to contest for the Enugu East Senatorial election. According to him “The reasons given by the president for […]

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Gas explosion: Nasarawa govt gives update, reveals number of casualties

The Nasarawa State Government has confirmed two persons dead and 37 others injured in the gas explosion that occurred at Natson gas station in Lafia on Monday. The Deputy Governor, Mr Silas Agara, gave the figure during on-the-spot assessment visit to the scene of the incident. He said that the government would take the necessary steps to […]

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Popular Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Baba-Tune is dead

A renowned Kaduna based Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abubajar Usman Baba-Tune is dead. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the scholar died on Monday evening following an illness. Malam Yusuf Arrigassiyu, Sole Administrator of Shehu Idris College of Health Science and Technology Makarfi, Kaduna State, confirmed the death to NAN in Kaduna. Arrigassiyu said the cleric […]