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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 […]

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No card reader in Electoral Bill Buhari rejected – Presidency

The Presidency has explained that card reader was not included in the latest Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018, which President Muhammadu Buhari failed to sign into law few days back. Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of […]

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2019: What Ambode said about Tinubu while declaring for second term

Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has thanked the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for giving him the platform to serve the people of the state. Ambode stated this during his public declaration for re-election in 2019. The Governor spoke at the open ground in Alausa, while addressing party faithful, who thronged the […]

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Buhari’s enemies behind N29m bribery allegation against Kyari – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media, has accused enemies of his principals as being behind bribery allegation against the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari. He said some desperate politicians were hell bent on rubbishing the Muhammadu Buhari administration. Shehu in an interview insisted that the report was […]

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APC won’t give Taraba a governor who rules from Lagos, London – Oshiomhole mocks Ishaku

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole on Monday said the party will give Taraba an active chief executive. He said this while swearing in Hon. Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi as the Taraba State APC Chairman. Oshiomhole charged the El-Sudi-led harmonised Taraba executive to ensure participation of members and stakeholders, to ensure the […]

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2019 Presidency: Why I wont step down for Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso, others – Jonah Jang

Jonah Jang, a former governor of Pleateau State and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed not to step down for any other aspirant. Jang said he won’t step down because he was determined to become President. He said this while fielding questions from journalists at his residence in Maitama, Abuja. He said, “If […]