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5 killed in Plateau cult clash

The Plateau Police Command has confirmed five persons dead in what it suspected was a clash between rival cult groups in Jos. Mr Terna Tyopev, its spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos that the clash occurred Tuesday night. “The police command received a distress call that four people were attacked at […]

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Defections: Buhari holds secret late night meeting with APC governors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held a secret late night meeting with All Progressives Congress (APC) State Governors at the presidential villa, Abuja. The meeting, which commenced at about 9.48p.m, was attended by about 16 out of the current 21 APC governors while those absent were represented by their deputies. Others at the meeting were the APC […]

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Ben Bruce speaks on Tambuwal’s return to PDP

The Senator representing Bayelsa East in the National Assembly, Ben Bruce, has reacted to the defection of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal from the All Progressives Congress (APC). There are  reports that Tambuwal announced his defection on Wednesday while addressing a gathering at Government House, Sokoto. His resignation was contained in a statement he issued on Wednesday. Reacting […]

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APC finally reacts to defection of spokesman, Saraki, Govs Ahmed, Tambuwal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it is neither distracted nor surprised by the defection of Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Governors Abdulfatah Ahmed and Aminu Tambuwal of Kwara and Sokoto States; National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi; and others from the party. In the first official reaction, APC said the defectors had the right and freedom […]

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2019: What will happen if Igbos fail to support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo

Nollywood Actor and legal practitioner, Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed what will happen if the people of the South East region fail to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. According to the veteran actor, who is also eyeing the governorship position of Enugu State, the Igbos will continue to wander in the wilderness if they […]

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Osun guber: Plaintiffs plead to withdraw certificate, eligibility case against Adeleke

An Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Wednesday adjourned ruling on the eligibility of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the September 22 governorship election in Osun State, Ademola Adeleke, to contest as PDP candidate. There are reports that two members of PDP, Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, had approached the court that Senator […]

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Boko Haram: Anti-terrorism group slams Ezekwesili, Yesufu over claim of secret burial of soldiers

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism [CATE] has berated former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili and her co-convener of BringBackOurGirls (BBOG), Aisha Yesufu for alleging that the Nigerian Military was involved in secret burials of casualties from the theatre of operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast. In a statement signed by its leaders, […]

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N-Power selects 12,000 unemployed youths for second phase

N-Power, Federal Government’s youth empowerment scheme, on Wednesday disclosed that it has selected 12,000 unemployed youths for the second phase of its programme in Kano State. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Kano, the State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Hajiya Aisha Jafar-Yusuf said the list of the successful applicants had been displayed […]

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Saraki: Balarabe Musa reveals how Senate President’s defection will affect Buhari, APC

Balarabe Musa, a former Kaduna State Governor, on Wednesday reacted to the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki from the All Progressives Congress, APC. The elder statesman warned that Saraki’s defection will seriously affect President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC during the 2019 general elections. He said this while speaking on how the Senate President’s […]

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Gov Aminu Tambuwal dumps APC

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has formally defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), an action long expected. Tambuwal made the announcement while addressing supporters at Government House, Sokoto on Wednesday. He tweeted: I have consulted widely especially with the people of Sokoto and they have confidently assured me of my […]

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2019: Amaechi reveals who will determine APC, Buhari’s victory

The Minister of Transportation and the Director-General, President Muhammadu Buhari re-election campaign committee, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has declared that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will coast to victory in 2019 despite series of mass defection from the party. The Minister, in an interview with Daily Sun, also urged Nigerians to reject the return of the […]

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BREAKING: Youths shut down Benue over ‘police brutality’, call Akume a traitor

Over 5,000 youths drawn from various groups, on Wednesday, paralyzed commercial activities in Makurdi, the Benue State capital over what they termed police brutality in the State. The youth group displaying placards bearing various inscriptions lamented that Nigeria’s democracy was under threat. The protesters, who described former Benue State governor, George Akume a betrayal for selling […]

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Death threat: You’re not popular, we can’t waste money on you – Kano carpets Ganduje’s deputy

The Kano State government has lambasted deputy governor of the State, Hafiz Abubakar over his alarm that there was threat to his life. Abubakar, a loyalist of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been at loggerheads with the Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. In a petition dated 30th July, 2018 and addressed to Kano State police commissioner and copied to the […]