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Buhari Has Not Disappointed — Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says his pursuit for change made him to leave his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr. Amaechi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, …

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PDP Has Now Been Reduced To A Regional Party – APC

Ekiti PDP

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued the statement below in reaction to the emergence of Uche Secondus as national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr. Secondus was elected at Saturday’s convention of the party amid allegations of vote buying and ballot rigging. At least one …

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2019: Why Tinubu Shouldn’t Depend Heavily On Buhari

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There is no how the history of how opposition rode to power in Nigeria will be told without the mention of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. He did everything. He sacrificed everything. He was the target of ‘bad-belle’ people. He was tried. He was blackmailed. What didn’t they do to him? This …

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PDP Clears Ladoja, Adedoja, 7 Others For National Chairmanship Seat

Ekiti PDP

Less than 24 hours to its national convention, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, screening committee on has cleared former governor Rashidi Ladoja, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja and all the remaining seven national chairmanship aspirants to participate in the party’s national convention. The other aspirants are Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, …

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2019: Kano People Are In My Pocket – Buhari Boasts

Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday made his first trip as Nigerian president to a key state, in the latest sign of his return to the national stage after months of illness and treatment abroad. The 74-year-old’s two-day visit to Kano, northern Nigeria’s largest city and capital of one its most populous …

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Atiku Will Speak At Saturday’s National Convention –PDP

Ekiti PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar will not vote at its December 9 national convention, which holds at the Eagle Square, Abuja. It says this is because of the provision of the party’s constitution that deals with new entrants into the party. However, the party said …

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PDP Chairmanship: North Dumps South-West

Ekiti PDP

Strong indications emerged yesterday that the 19 northern states and the FCT chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have resolved to ditch the South-west in the race for the national chairmanship of the party. If that happens, it means former acting national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, may as …

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2019: Why We Won’t Support Buhari – South West Youths

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Youths in the South West have accused President Muhammadu Buhari of neglecting the Nigerian youths in his administration and not paying attention to their welfare. The Youths alleged that Buhari has failed the Nigerian youths especially by not fulfilling his electoral promises for them. The National President of the Yoruba …

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2019 Elections: PDP Will Emerge A Stronger Party – Jonathan

Ekiti PDP

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will emerge stronger and solid after the completion of the December 9 National Convention. Jonathan said that an elected National Working Committee will set in motion the preparation for the 2019 General Elections adding that this will solidify …

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Buhari Will Defeat Atiku Abubakar In Any State.

Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, says President Muhammadu Buhari will defeat former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in any part of the country when Nigerians go to poll. Mrs Onochie said this yesterday in Abuja during her appearance on the weekend edition of Channels Television’s political …

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APC Has Let Nigerians Down – Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed the Nigerian people. Atiku, who said this on Sunday in a Facebook video, also announced his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “I want to let you know that I am returning home to the …

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No Petrol Price Hike, Supply Steady – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday said it had not increased the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol. It also stated that there was enough product to keep the country wet till the end of this year and beyond. The NNPC stated this following threats …

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2019: Buhari Hints On Contesting Again

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IN what appears to be his subtle way of announcing his willingness to seek re-election in 2019 presidential election, President Muhammadu Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night explained the reason behind having the governors of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel and that of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar to be present when …

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FG: We Will Sell Power Plants, Houses To Fund Budget

The Federal Government has concluded plans to sell key national assets in a bid to generate sufficient revenue to finance Nigeria’s annual budgets between 2018 and 2020. Director General, Budget Office, Mr. Ben Akabueze, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives joint …

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Atiku’s Next Big Fight After Leaving APC

Atiku Abubakar is exactly 71 years old today and yesterday’s ‘defection’ or resignation from the APC as he mildly put it might conveniently be seen as a birthday gift to his admirers. Unarguably, Atiku would conveniently satisfy the requirements of the Guineas Book of Records as the most mobile prominent …

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PDP Warns Chairmanship Aspirants Against Verbal Attacks

Ekiti PDP

LAGOS—PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday warned aspirants to the chairmanship position of the party to stop unwarranted attacks on the leadership. According to the party, the leadership has done nothing to favour any aspirant from any zone to warrant attacks The party’s reaction came against the backdrop of allegations by …

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What Anambra Election Result Says About APC – Oyegun

APC Chairman

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, has said that despite losing the recent Anambra governorship election, the Party’s performance clearly showed inroad is being made in the South East. He stated this on Thursday while receiving some new entrants into the Party at the APC national …

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Presidency Resumes Talks With Senate On Magu

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The presidency has opened discussions with the Senate leadership over the refusal of the upper chamber to confirm the head of the country’s anti-graft agency. The Senate twice refused to confirm Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). But the government has kept Magu …

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2019: No Automatic Ticket For Buhari, Says Tinubu

Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday declared that the party would follow the normal democratic process in choosing its flagbearer in the 2019 Presidential Election. He said the leadership of the party had not endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole candidate for …

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Nigeria Spends N8.4b To Feed Inmates On Awaiting Trial Yearly

The Federal Government spends an average of N8.4 billion yearly to feed awaiting trial inmates and persons in juvenile institutions. The figure excludes 23,217 inmates already convicted and serving various prison terms and 2,251 condemned inmates among whom are 47 females.Daily feeding allowance for each inmate in Nigeria is N450. …

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Fayose Chides Buhari for Supporting Sack of 22,000 Kaduna Teachers, say; “APC Govt Turning Workers Sack to Policy”

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s support for the Kaduna State Government’s planned sack of about 22,000 teachers that purportedly failed competency test conducted by the State Government. The governor said; “By openly supporting the sack of about 22,000 teachers in Kaduna State, President Buhari …

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“Ikoyi Whistle-Blower Will Be Paid This Month” – Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Sunday said that the whistle-blower who informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the N13bn recovered from an Ikoyi apartment in Lagos would be paid this month. Adeosun said this in a statement issued by her Special Adviser, Media and Communications, …

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I Will Address Issues Of Lop-sided Appointments, Insecurity – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja assured religious leaders, and all Nigerians, that his administration will address rising concerns of corruption, insecurity and injustices in various parts of the country. President Buhari gave the assurance when he received a Christian delegation led by the President of Christian Association of …

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Ikoyigate: Whistleblower Rewarded, Turns Millionaire

THE whistleblower who blew the whistle of the recovered $43 million stashed at flat 7b of Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos is now a millionaire. Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission reportedly stated this in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, …

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PDP Reps Plot Protest Against Buhari Over Budget 2018

ABUJA-APPARENTLY disatistisfied with the level of budget implementation for 2016 and 2017 fiscal years, members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the House on Tuesday vowed to stage a protest as President Muhammadu presents Budget 2018. The PDP members after leaving the executive session on the floor of the …

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Buhari Proposes N8.6trn Budget For 2018

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Nigeria’s Joint National Assembly has been presented with 2018 budget by President Buhari today. The Federal Government plans to spend about N8.6tn next year, a jump of about 15 per cent from the N7.44tn budgeted for the current year. The figures were contained in the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework …

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Aso Rock Clinic: We Can’t Risk Buhari’s Life —Reps

ABUJA—THE ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives probing Aso Rock Clinic, yesterday, declared that the life of the President and his family members would not be put at risk, saying there was need to have an effective health management in place in case of an emergency. Chairman of the …

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EFCC alleges plot to frame Magu

EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised the alarm over an alleged plot to frame its Acting Chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, with ownership of assets abroad. The spokesman for the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday that “shadowy interests at the …

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Buhari Meets Tinubu, Saraki, Dogara Others In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress ahead of the party’s national caucus meeting slated for later in the day. Among those the President met behind closed doors is the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. He met with Tinubu separately shortly …

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