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Aregbesola rejected Akande’s sound counsel

Governor Rauf Aregbesola ignored sound counsel from former Governor Bisi Akande not to impose Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, immediate past secretary to the state government, SSG, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti has said. Speaking when he received defectors from the APC into his new party, the Action Democratic Party,… Continue reading Aregbesola rejected Akande’s sound counsel

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Pensioners plead with Buhari

FOR the former staff of defunct Nigeria Airways, the hope of receiving their benefits before their death is fast becoming a mirage since the liquidation of successive government since President Olusegun Obasanjo government liquidation of the national carrier in 2004, has refused to pay the frustrated and dejected ex- workers their entitlements. Since the coming… Continue reading Pensioners plead with Buhari

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Ex-army provost Idada, Obaseki’s aide join PDP

THE rank of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state depleted Wednesday as former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Idada Ikponmwen and a Special Assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki in Ohordua, Esan South East local government, Mr. Imhandegbelo Louis defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). An a ceremony in Oredo… Continue reading Ex-army provost Idada, Obaseki’s aide join PDP

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Guri LG spends N31.5m on drilling boreholes

The Guri Local Government Council in Jigawa says it spent N31.5 million on drilling and maintenance of hand pump boreholes in the council area from January to October. File: People queue up to buy water from a commercial borehole operator Alhaji Barkono Jaji-Adiyani, the Chairman of the Council, told newsmen on Wednesday in Jigawa that… Continue reading Guri LG spends N31.5m on drilling boreholes

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NSCDC deploys personnel to govt schools in Yobe

The Yobe Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it had deployed its personnel to provide more security in government schools across the state. Mr Ayinla Olowo, the state commandant of the corps told the Newsmen on Wednesday in Damaturu that the deployment involved no fewer than 200 personnel. “Although the… Continue reading NSCDC deploys personnel to govt schools in Yobe

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Unpaid N42.3bn gratuities: Oyo Govt, pensioners to settle out of court

The National Industrial Court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday fixed Nov. 14 for report of out-of-court settlement in a case instituted by the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Oyo State Chapter, against Gov. Abiola Ajimobi over alleged N42.3 billion gratuities and pensions arrears. Justice John Peter fixed the date following after listening to submissions from counsel… Continue reading Unpaid N42.3bn gratuities: Oyo Govt, pensioners to settle out of court

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US and UK to revoke visas for Saudis implicated in Khashoggi’s killing

British prime minister Theresa May followed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday saying that her country would revoke visas for anyone suspected of being involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Journalist May said she would speak to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman later on Wednesday regarding the matter.… Continue reading US and UK to revoke visas for Saudis implicated in Khashoggi’s killing

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Is Wizkid dating Tiwa? Fever video has a lot to say?

Nigerians on Twitter have expressed divergent reactions to Tiwa Savage’s feature in the music video for Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid’s ‘Fever video’. Nigerians on Twitter have expressed divergent reactions to Tiwa Savage’s feature in the music video for Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid’s Fever video Wizkid released the much anticipated visuals for the hit track, to… Continue reading Is Wizkid dating Tiwa? Fever video has a lot to say?

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US cancels visas of Khashoggi killers, slams cover-up

The United States said Tuesday it was revoking visas of Saudis involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as President Donald Trump ridiculed the kingdom’s response as “one of the worst cover-ups” in history. Between Buhari and ‘rule of law’ activists khashoggi The move came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Khashoggi’s killing… Continue reading US cancels visas of Khashoggi killers, slams cover-up

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Fayose granted N50m bail

The Justice Mojisola Olatoregun-led Federal High Court in Lagos has, Wednesday, granted the immediate past governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose N50 million bail. Fayose not “opening up” to EFCC on anything – Aide Fayose Alleged N4.7bn fraud: Fayose arrives court for trial Fayose is standing trial over an 11-count charge bordering on money laundering,… Continue reading Fayose granted N50m bail

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Imo APC guber primaries: Okorocha blasts Gulak over allegation of kidnap

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Wednesday hit back at Ahmed Gulak, for saying that an attempt was made to kidnap him (Gulak) in Owerri during the disbanded gubernatorial primaries of the Imo state All Progressives Congress, APC. File: Chief Rochas Okorocha Okorocha stated this to newsmen in Owerri, through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.… Continue reading Imo APC guber primaries: Okorocha blasts Gulak over allegation of kidnap

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President Buhari to attend NDA graduation in Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to attend the passing out of the Regular Course participants of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) on Saturday in Kaduna, the institution said in a statement. File: President Buhari The statement was issued by spokesman of the institution, Major Abubakar Abdullahi on Wednesday in Kaduna. He said that the event… Continue reading President Buhari to attend NDA graduation in Kaduna

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Osun State election results council by council by INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has begun announcing the results of the Osun State election in each of the 30 local councils of the state. Osun election Final collation will be done on Sunday at the state headquarters in Osogbo. Here are the Osun State election results already announced at the council collation centres: Ede… Continue reading Osun State election results council by council by INEC

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BREAKING: APC Caught Sharing N2,000 To Voters At Oyetola’s Ward

Before casting their votes, voters are directed to a house not far from the polling unit. The house is covered with posters of Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Sahara Reporters can authoratively confirm that the agents of the All Progressive Congress (APC) are inducing voters by buying their votes. Before casting their… Continue reading BREAKING: APC Caught Sharing N2,000 To Voters At Oyetola’s Ward

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#OsunDecides2018: Official results from polling units

As voting ends in many polling units across Osun State, results from such polling units have started coming in. With the deployment of about 180 observers across the 30 local governments in the state, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative journalism in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development brings you the official results… Continue reading #OsunDecides2018: Official results from polling units

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Skye Bank: CBN’s intervention will ensure depositors’ funds safety

Skye Bank: CBN’s intervention will ensure depositors’ funds safety The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), said the intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by revoking the license of Skye Bank licence was to ensure the safety of depositors’ funds. Skye Bank The corporation said this in a statement by the Head, Communications and… Continue reading Skye Bank: CBN’s intervention will ensure depositors’ funds safety

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#OsunDecides: We’re sure of winning gov poll

THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed optimism of winning the governorship election in Osun State despite the attempt by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to undermine its governorship candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke. Osun election: PDP’s candidate, Adeleke casts his vote The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Prince Diran Odeyemi spoke with Vanguard while… Continue reading #OsunDecides: We’re sure of winning gov poll

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Osun election: Police arrest two for alleged vote buying

The Osun State Police Command has arrested two suspects for allegedly attempting to buy votes in the ongoing Osun State gubernatorial election. The Force made this known in a statement on its official Twitter page. It was gathered that the suspects were arrested with N604,000 at Iwo Local Government Area of the State. The Statement… Continue reading Osun election: Police arrest two for alleged vote buying

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OsunDecides2018: Police arrest, release vote buyer

A vote buyer was arrested and later released by police officers in Osun State. The buyer, identified as Sunday, was arrested at Polling Unit 03, Ward 06 of Ifedayo Local Governnment Area on Saturday. At about 10:46am, the man was seen standing some distance away from the polling unit as he waited for registered voters… Continue reading OsunDecides2018: Police arrest, release vote buyer

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Buhari mourns former Kwara military governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Bamigboye family on the death of retired Brigadier-General David Bamigboye, the first military governor of Kwara. The president’s condolence message is made available in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday. Garba Shehu The president affirmed that… Continue reading Buhari mourns former Kwara military governor

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NSE market capitalisation hits N21bn

Trading activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday sustained a positive growth for the second consecutive day as the market capitalisation appreciated by N21 billion. Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE Newsmen report that the crucial market indices appreciated further with 0.18 per cent growth, following price gains by some blue chips. Specifically, the market… Continue reading NSE market capitalisation hits N21bn

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Contest for elective positions, Okowa urges Women

AS the 2019 general elections draw near, Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has urged women to be bold in contesting for elective positions in the country. Governor Okowa made the call on Friday in Asaba when the National Woman Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hajia Mariya Waziri, led some officials of the… Continue reading Contest for elective positions, Okowa urges Women

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Media mogul set to be honoured with doctorate degree

Linda Ikeji will be bagging a doctorate degree soon and she is super excited about this new achievement. Linda Ikeji is set to add another feather to her cap as she will soon be honoured with a doctorate degree from the Trinity International University of Georgia. The media executive made this known on her personal… Continue reading Media mogul set to be honoured with doctorate degree

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Media entrepreneur buys Bentley Mulsanne worth N108M for son

Linda Ikeji just got for her son a gift that will for a long time be the talk of town.Even though he is barely a week old, his mother, Linda Ikeji has gotten for Bentley Mulsanne worth N108M for him. You might want to read that and ponder for a second. Lol! Well, guys, Linda… Continue reading Media entrepreneur buys Bentley Mulsanne worth N108M for son

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Kano Hisbah Board intercepts 12m bottles of beer

The Kano State Hisbah Board confiscated over 12 million bottles of beer from importers of the commodity in the state within the last seven years. The Board’s Commander General, Sheik Aminu Daurawa, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Thursday. He said that the board was… Continue reading Kano Hisbah Board intercepts 12m bottles of beer

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Court dissolves 2-year-old marriage over husband’s affairs with maid

A Gudu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday dissolved the 2-year-old marriage between Doyinsola Adebiyi and Adebiyi Kayode, because of the latter’s extra marital affairs with their maid. Abuse Doyinsola, a resident of Federal Housing Lugbe, Abuja, prayed the court to dissolve her 2-year-old marriage because of her husband’s extramarital affair with their maid.… Continue reading Court dissolves 2-year-old marriage over husband’s affairs with maid

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Buhari’s order does not exonerate him

The Nigeria Police force, Thursday reacted to the order issued by President Muhammadu Buhari restricting the force from inviting Senator Ademola Adeleke of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Buhari and Idris Speaking on Good Morning Nigeria, a programme on NTA, Jimoh Moshood, Police spokesperson, opined that the President’s order does not clear Adeleke from the alleged… Continue reading Buhari’s order does not exonerate him

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WAEC confirms Adeleke wrote his exams in 1981

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, Wednesday confirmed that the embattled Senator Ademola Adeleke who was accused of not having its certificate actually wrote his WAEC exams in 1981. Read also: Breaking: Police file exam malpractice, impersonation charges against Adeleke In a report published by Thecable, the council confirmed Adeleke’s participation in an affidavit deposed… Continue reading WAEC confirms Adeleke wrote his exams in 1981

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Stakeholders condemn Delta PDP N1m levy on aspirants

RESIDENTS of Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, on the platform of Burutu Stakeholders Watch, BSW, have kicked against the N1 million “party development fee,” allegedly imposed on each Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly aspirant by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. The stakeholders in a statement, yesterday, by their spokesman,… Continue reading Stakeholders condemn Delta PDP N1m levy on aspirants

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Floods ravage Delta, Anambra, Benue

FloodS have ravaged Delta, Anambra and Benue states, with a blind man and three others including an 11-year-old boy reportedly killed, when the Powerlines area in Asaba, the Delta State capital, was submerged. RAIN OF PAIN: One of the flooded streets in Warri, Delta State after a downpour. In Anambra, two Cathedrals belonging to Anglican… Continue reading Floods ravage Delta, Anambra, Benue

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80-yr-old herbalist, 2 others behead policeman for his eyes

An octogenarian herbalist, Hussaini Musa, was, yesterday, paraded by the Katsina State Police Command in connection with the beheading of a Police officer attached to 56 PMF, Special Duty, Operation Safe Haven, Jos, Plateau State. The suspects. The Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Wakili, while addressing newsmen shortly before parading the suspect at the… Continue reading 80-yr-old herbalist, 2 others behead policeman for his eyes

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Maigari’s fate hangs in the balance

The Electoral Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation 2018 election has withdrawn the clearance given to one of the contestants vying for the post of NFF president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari. Instead, the committee has substituted it with a provisional clearance. Aminu Maigari Maigari’s fate would be determined by the Committee after the submission of the… Continue reading Maigari’s fate hangs in the balance

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Doctors demand implementation of health insurance law in A-Ibom

Doctors in Akwa Ibom State have demanded the immediate implementation of the State Health Insurance Law to take care of the health needs of indigent citizens of the state and the payment of 14 months’ salary arrears. State Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Nsikak Nyoyoko, made the appeal when he led members of… Continue reading Doctors demand implementation of health insurance law in A-Ibom

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4 men arraigned for defrauding bank customers of N1bn

Four suspected internet fraudsters were, yesterday, arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding customers of a bank of about N1 billion. Naira The suspects, Gideon Olatimeyin, Osita Martyns, Daramola Akanji and Abiodun Aina, were arraigned before Magistrate Folashade Botoku on a four-count charge of conspiracy and stealing. Prosecutor from the Police Special… Continue reading 4 men arraigned for defrauding bank customers of N1bn

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Bayelsa PDP alleges bias in removal of DSS boss

Bayelsa State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has faulted the manner in which the former acting Director General of Department of State Services, DSS, Mr. Matthew Seiyefa, was removed. Chairman of PDP in the state, Mr. Cleopas Moses, in a statement, yesterday, said Seiyefa’s sudden removal was borne out of fear by the ruling… Continue reading Bayelsa PDP alleges bias in removal of DSS boss

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Mandatory use of national ID numbers begins January 2019

The enforcement of the mandatory use of National Identification Number, NIN, by all Nigerians might come into full implementation from January 1, 2019. NIMC This follows the Federal Executive Council’s approval of the immediate implementation of a strategic roadmap for “digital identity ecosystem” in Nigeria. The digital identity ecosystem is a framework that leverages on… Continue reading Mandatory use of national ID numbers begins January 2019

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Lagos APC elders give Ambode cold shoulder

Hope of a second term for the politically embattled governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, remained far-fetched yesterday, after elders of the state under the aegis of the Governors Advisory Council, GAC gave him a cold shoulder. Following the meeting, the governor relocated to Lagos, where he was expected to make further appeals to… Continue reading Lagos APC elders give Ambode cold shoulder

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INEC ban on smartphones unconstitutional

DEPUTY Senate President, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, slammed Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over its decision to ban the use of smart phones at polling units, describing the move as unconstitutional and unacceptable. Ekweremadu Ekweremadu stated this during a condolence visit to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State at his country home in Toru-Orua community… Continue reading INEC ban on smartphones unconstitutional

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President Buhari’s remarks at ceremony to receive APC Nomination Form

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT A CEREMONY TO RECEIVE APC PRESIDENTIAL EXPRESSION OF INTEREST AND NOMINATION FORMS FROM NCAN AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJA 11TH SEPTEMBER, 2018 1. As I look around this room today, I am pleased to see many familiar faces as well as new ones. All united by a common vision… Continue reading President Buhari’s remarks at ceremony to receive APC Nomination Form

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We don’t manipulate admissions in FUNAAB

The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) on Tuesday dissociated itself from any form of admission manipulation. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Abeokuta. FUNAAB The vice chancellor, who insisted that admissions… Continue reading We don’t manipulate admissions in FUNAAB

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Lamido bombs Atiku, says he’s not his match in politics

Erstwhile governor of Jigawa State and Presidential hopeful under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sule Lamido, Tuesday, carpeted ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, for asking him (Lamido) to step down for him ahead of the Presidential primaries. *Sule Lamido Lamido who denied accepting to step down for Atiku, said he was already a member of the… Continue reading Lamido bombs Atiku, says he’s not his match in politics

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No further delays in Evans ongoing trial, Judge warns

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court, Lagos on Tuesday warned counsel to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias “Evans” that no further delays would be tolerated in his ongoing trial. File: Evans Justice Oshodi gave the warning following a 30-minute verbal exchange he had with Mr Chinonye Obiagwu, Evans’ new defence counsel who had prayed for… Continue reading No further delays in Evans ongoing trial, Judge warns

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Hinterland connectivity for cargo delivery tops agenda at IAPH conference

A re-engineering of cargo delivery regime in the African continent will top the agenda of the forthcoming International Association of Port and Harbours, IAPH Conference billed for next week in Abuja. Disclosing this to newsmen last weekend, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, said that an efficient hinterland transport… Continue reading Hinterland connectivity for cargo delivery tops agenda at IAPH conference

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PDP holds presidential primary oct 5, gov 26 sept

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has announced that it would hold presidential election on October 5 and 6 respectively. In a statement disclosed on Tuesday by the party’s national Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP stated that its governorship primaries would hold on September 26. See tweets below: PDP Presidential Primary To Hold on Oct. 5 & 6,… Continue reading PDP holds presidential primary oct 5, gov 26 sept

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15 dead, 17 vehicles burnt as gas explosion rocks Nasarawa

NO fewer than 15 persons were, yesterday, feared dead with 40 others hospitalised with various degrees of injuries following a gas explosion at Monaco Gas Station situated in the premises of Natson Petroleum Nig. Ltd., in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State. Images from the scene of the explosion. It was gathered that the explosion… Continue reading 15 dead, 17 vehicles burnt as gas explosion rocks Nasarawa

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Osun 2018: Aregbesola appeals to residents to vote for continuity

Ahead of the Sept. 22 governorship election in Osun, Gov. Rauf Aregbesola has urged residents of the state to vote for Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, the All Progressives (APC) candidate in the interest of continuity. Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state Aregbesola made the plea on Tuesday at the APC rally in Ikire, Irewole Local… Continue reading Osun 2018: Aregbesola appeals to residents to vote for continuity

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PDP jittery over 2019 Presidential elections

As Rice Farmers donate N56.8million to Buhari’s campaign .’How PDP allegedly sold poisonous rice to Nigerians’ By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA – National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC has said the Peoples Democratic Party PDP is jittery and clutching to the last straw following the purchase of a nomination and expression of interest forms… Continue reading PDP jittery over 2019 Presidential elections

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UPP aspirant picks nomination form for IMO guber

The young lawmaker representing Oshodi Isolo federal constituency, Hon Tony Nwulu has finally made known his intention to lead the people of Imo State out of what he called political disadvantaged. Bearing the last minute rush in line with electoral guidelines as amended, the sponsor of *Not Too Young To Run” law, Hon. Tony Nwulu… Continue reading UPP aspirant picks nomination form for IMO guber

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FG partners faith-based organisations to boost agriculture

The Federal Government has called on the Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) to collaborate with the government by investing in agriculture to ensure food sufficiency in the country. File: Farmers Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) made the call in Abuja on Tuesday at the 2018 Faith-Based Organisations Agricultural… Continue reading FG partners faith-based organisations to boost agriculture

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Police arrest 4 al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu

Somali security forces have arrested a senior al-Shabab commander and three other militants during operations conducted in Heliwa and Yakhshid districts of Benadir region in Mogadishu. police Police spokesperson, Qasim Roble, said on Tuesday that the militants, who took on stiff resistance killed a police officer and injured another during the operations on Monday evening.… Continue reading Police arrest 4 al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu

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Trump-nominated UN agency chief says climate change a real threat

The head of a major UN agency, who was nominated to the post by the Trump administration, said on Tuesday that he believes climate change to be a global threat. David Beasley, a former Republican Governor of South Carolina, was appointed executive director of the World Food Programme in March 2017. He spoke at the… Continue reading Trump-nominated UN agency chief says climate change a real threat

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Police warns officers against fraternising with politicians

The Nigeria Police has warned its men and officers that will provide security in the Osun Sept.22 governorship election to eschew fraternising with politicians or collecting bribe from them. police Mr Abayomi Shogunle, the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) gave the warning in Osogbo on Tuesday. He… Continue reading Police warns officers against fraternising with politicians

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Shekarau begs FG to release funds for 2017 retirees accrued pension backlog

House of Representatives Committee on Pension, Rep. Hassan Shekarau, has pleaded with President Mohammadu Buhari to release the N66 billion needed to settle accrued backlog of pension for 2017 retirees. Shekarau made the appeal at the opening of 2018 Conference for Directors of Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) organised by the National Pension Commission (PenCom) on… Continue reading Shekarau begs FG to release funds for 2017 retirees accrued pension backlog

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I won’t step down for Atiku, he is older than me

The former governor of Jigawa State and Presidential aspirant for the forthcoming 2019 election, Sule Lamido, Tuesday vowed not to step down for his brother the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Recall that Atiku had said yesterday at the PDP leaders in Dutse, Jigawa State that junior brother cannot contest… Continue reading I won’t step down for Atiku, he is older than me

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I earn more than university graduates – Tricyclist brags

A young tricyclist (keke napep rider) on Tuesday in Damaturu has proudly stated that he makes more money than what a fresh graduate earns as salary. Bukar Babagana, a tricyclist disclosed in an interview with newsmen in Damaturu that he averagely made four thousand naira every day. “Most of the times I make five to… Continue reading I earn more than university graduates – Tricyclist brags

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IPOB sit-at-home: CP allays fear of possible breach of peace in Enugu

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Danmallam, has allayed fears of a possible breach of public peace in the state due to the sit-at-home order by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB). IPOB members at Federal High Court Abuja. Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. Danmallam, therefore, urged banks and other financial institutions, markets… Continue reading IPOB sit-at-home: CP allays fear of possible breach of peace in Enugu

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NASS joint committee has no final say on election budget funding

Presidential Aide, Sen. Ita Enang, says National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has no final say on source of funds for 2019 general elections. Senator Enang Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), made this known when at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum… Continue reading NASS joint committee has no final say on election budget funding

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Kahata gives Kenya second victory in four days

Kenya’s revival under French coach Sebastien Migne continued on Tuesday when they beat Malawi 1-0 in an international friendly in Nairobi. Kenya’s Erick Ouma Otieno (C) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during a friendly football match against Malawi at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, on September 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO Midfielder Francis Kahata scored… Continue reading Kahata gives Kenya second victory in four days

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Flood destroys 1,000 buildings, crops in Edo

Flood submerged no less than 1,000 residential houses in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo following Monday’s heavy down pour in the area. Newsmen report that hectares of farmland with cash crops and property worth millions of naira were also destroyed. The affected produce included cassava, yam, maize, groundnuts, plantain, among others. The communities… Continue reading Flood destroys 1,000 buildings, crops in Edo

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$2.9bn Paris Club refund: FG bars states owing salaries

The Federal Government said states must clear backlog of salaries and other related staff arrears before they would be able to access the remaining 2.69 billion dollar Paris Club Refund. New $2.9bn Paris Club refund: States owing salaries won’t benefit – FG The Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr Hassan Dodo, on Tuesday,… Continue reading $2.9bn Paris Club refund: FG bars states owing salaries

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Jimoh Waxiu preaches love with ‘Emotionless’

songwriter and producer, Jimoh Wasiu Oyewumi, better known as Jimoh Waxiu, is set to drop a new single entitled, ‘Emotionless’ (Loving You), which centres on love. Jimoh Waxiu Also known as Galaxy Beatz, the artiste, who is known for his singing and songwriting abilities, revealed that the new song is as an antidote to heal… Continue reading Jimoh Waxiu preaches love with ‘Emotionless’

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Herdsmen killings did not start with Buhari

PRIOR to 2015 when President Mohammadu Buhari assumed office, there were a series of killings by herdsmen in middle belt states which is caused by struggle for land and pasture. Osinbajo Vice President Yomi Osinbajo who stated this in Calabar while addressing church leaders and pastors on Tuesday said the killings could be traced to… Continue reading Herdsmen killings did not start with Buhari

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says N45m paid for ‘Buhari’s forms’ contributed by hundreds of people

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Tuesday that the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms presented to President Muhammadu Buhari were purchased by a large number of people who made contributions. Amaechi, who is also the Director-General, Buhari Campaign Organisation, made this clarification while briefing State House correspondents shortly after the forms were… Continue reading says N45m paid for ‘Buhari’s forms’ contributed by hundreds of people

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Obaseki extols member states’ growing confidence in devt.

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has extolled the growing confidence of members of the South-South Cooperation framework in their ideals which include partnership on specified development goals. Obaseki Obaseki gave the commendation on the occasion of the celebration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, marked on September 12, each year. According… Continue reading Obaseki extols member states’ growing confidence in devt.

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Fire razes over N20m goods in Buhari’s state

An early morning fire outbreak has destroyed 10 shops and goods worth over N20 million at a motor spare parts market at Jabiri area of Funtua, Katsina State. Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday in Funtua, some of the affected shop owners said they were called at about 4 am and informed about the fire outbreak.… Continue reading Fire razes over N20m goods in Buhari’s state

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Cole seeks support for guber ambition, tasks Kalabaris on unity

Kalabari Kingdom in Rivers State, yesterday, went agog as a governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, Tonye Cole, arrived his home town to commence consultations on his ambition in the 2019 elections. Tonye Cole Cole, who is a close friend of the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, along with APC leaders… Continue reading Cole seeks support for guber ambition, tasks Kalabaris on unity

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It’s North-Central’s turn to produce president

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said his presidential aspiration was driven by an obsession with justice, fairness and respect for the rule of law. “I want to be President so that I can ensure justice and fairness for everyone. I want a country where the rule of law will be respected by all,” Saraki… Continue reading It’s North-Central’s turn to produce president

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Eagles will brush Libya aside, Etebo assures

Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo is optimistic that the team will beat Libya and collect all six points, and put to bed their qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon. Iheanacho and Etebo working for Eagles success However, the former Warri Wolves player now with Stoke City of England, submitted that… Continue reading Eagles will brush Libya aside, Etebo assures

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Ortom, Akume in war of words

The lingering rift between Governor Samuel Ortom and his estranged political leader and predecessor, Senator George Akume, yesterday, got to a head as the governor has cautioned the senator to stop playing god. Ortom-Akume Ortom also accused the former governor of conspiring with enemies of the state to impeach him to destabilise Benue State, assuring… Continue reading Ortom, Akume in war of words

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APC plotting my assassination to take over Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, of plotting to kill him so as to take over River State. Wike Meanwhile, the Presidency has denied Wike’s allegation, saying President Buhari does not engage in violent activities. Wike, in an interview with Premium Times, said: “I have… Continue reading APC plotting my assassination to take over Rivers

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800,000 people commit suicide annually

The World Health Organisation, WHO, said no fewer than 800,000 people commit suicide annually, the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 29 in 2016. WHO WHO made this known, yesterday, in a statement to commemorate the World Suicide Prevention Day. The global health agency said the common methods… Continue reading 800,000 people commit suicide annually

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Kano declares public holiday for Islamic New Year

Kano State Government has declared today as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. 1440 AH. This is contained in a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje was quoted as congratulating Muslims the world over for witnessing the New Year, which commences in the… Continue reading Kano declares public holiday for Islamic New Year

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Osun Govt. declares Tuesday public holiday

Osun Government has announced Tuesday as public holiday to commemorate the new Islamic year, 1440 after the Hijrah. This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Adebisi Obawale, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, on Monday in Osogbo. Obawale said Gov. Rauf Aregbesola’s administration had since inception celebrated Hijrah as a public holiday. He urged… Continue reading Osun Govt. declares Tuesday public holiday

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Partnership with labour key to governance

Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State has said a good relation-ship with labour is nece-ssary for peaceful and effective governance. Governor Ambode said this at a four-day training for heads of labour unions, organised by the state’s Ministry of Establishment, Training and Pension, facilitated by Rosette Consulting Firm. Akinwunmi Ambode Ambode, represented by the ministry’s… Continue reading Partnership with labour key to governance

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N45m nomination forms: 3 APC presidential aspirants threaten parallel convention

Three All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirants, yesterday, threatened to organise a parallel national convention on the claim that the N45 million nomination forms were illegal and against the provisions of the Electoral Law. The three aspirants, Dr. SKC Ogbonnia, Chief Charles Udeogaranya and Alhaji Mumakai Unagha, while demanding the scrapping of the nomination forms… Continue reading N45m nomination forms: 3 APC presidential aspirants threaten parallel convention

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Erue differ over Delta APC resolution on primaries

All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Delta State in the forthcoming general election, Prof. Pat Utomi, has invited the national leadership of the party to intervene and conduct direct primaries for the selection of candidates, saying the Prophet Jones Erue leadership was bent on a hidden agenda. His assertion was immediately dismissed by Erue,… Continue reading Erue differ over Delta APC resolution on primaries

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‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence approaches US east coast

Evacuations have begun in North and South Carolina ahead of the arrival of a potentially catastrophic category four storm. Hurricane Florence is closing in on the east coast of the US with sustained wind speeds of 140mph, with locals warned that it could be "extremely dangerous" by The National Hurricane Centre (NHC). Supermarket shelves have… Continue reading ‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence approaches US east coast

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Labour to ‘restore balance of power’ with radical workers’ share plan in manifesto

John McDonnell is to unveil a radical workers' share plan in which employees would receive dividends to boost their income. The proposal, which will be part of a left-wing Labour manifesto, is being announced by the shadow chancellor in a speech to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Manchester on Tuesday. Under the plan, all… Continue reading Labour to ‘restore balance of power’ with radical workers’ share plan in manifesto

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Actress, Eucharia Anunobi holds memorial service for late son

Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi on at the weekend, held a one-year memorial and thanksgiving service in remembrance her late son Raymond. Raymond who she had by her ex-husband, Charles Ekwu, in 2002, passed away August 22, 2017, after battling with sickle cell anemia from birth.https://olaworld.blog/2018/09/11/actress-eucharia-anunobi-holds-memorial-service-for-late-son

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PDP Governors’ Forum passes vote of no confidence on INEC

Governors elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, passed a vote of no confidence on the ability of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2019. The governors also accused security agencies of working in sync with All Progressives Congress, APC, against the interest of opposition… Continue reading PDP Governors’ Forum passes vote of no confidence on INEC

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FAAC disburses N3.9trn to govts in H1’18

Total funds disbursements to the three tiers of government from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, in the first half of 2018, H1’18, stood at N3.95 trillion, a huge 41.4 per cent jump over the N2.8 trillion disbursed in the corresponding period of 2017, H1’17. According to data released yesterday by the Nigeria Extractive Industries… Continue reading FAAC disburses N3.9trn to govts in H1’18

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The national interest and the government interest

GENERALS are, by experience and training, men of courage. They are hardy perennials; men who have distinguished themselves over the years in the field of battle. They are military tacticians who devise the ways and means for defeating the enemy. Great generals fear no foe, even those battle-ready and well-equipped. Buhari visits Plateau state to… Continue reading The national interest and the government interest

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2019 governorship: I’ll make Adamawa another Lagos, says Buhari’s brother-in-law

An in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr. Mahmood Ahmed, has formally declared his intention to contest the governorship election of Adamawa State on the ticket of All Progressives Congress, APC, with a vow to develop the human and material resources of the state to make the state another Lagos in economic terms. Buhari Ahmed, younger… Continue reading 2019 governorship: I’ll make Adamawa another Lagos, says Buhari’s brother-in-law

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Enugu teachers undergo digital literacy training

NO less than 635 teachers in Enugu have commenced training on software coding course in Africa Code Week train-the-trainer programme. The digital literacy initative is geared towards sparking the interest of children, teenagers and young adults in software coding, which is a new global language that fuels innovation and development. The teachers were drawn from… Continue reading Enugu teachers undergo digital literacy training

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3 arrested over abduction of Delta Catholic priest

THREE persons have been arrested in connection with the kidnap of the parish priest of St. Emmanuel Catholic Church, Aghalokpe, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State, Rev Father Christopher Ogaga, who was abducted 11 days ago. A security source at the Sapele Area Police Command told Vanguard that the suspects have been transferred to… Continue reading 3 arrested over abduction of Delta Catholic priest

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Ohanaeze youths task FG on erosion control in Ebonyi, Abia states

OHANAEZE Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, weekend called on the Federal Government to intervene in the erosion problems affecting Isiukwuato and Abakaliki-Ugep sections of both Abia and Ebonyi states respectively. ohanaeze In a statement issued in Abakaliki, the Deputy President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Comrade Obinna Achuonye who described the affected sections as deplorable… Continue reading Ohanaeze youths task FG on erosion control in Ebonyi, Abia states

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Wizkid’s jersey designed by Nike sold out in 10 mins

Nigerian Afro pop star, Ayodeji Balogun a.k.a Wizkid is on top of the world as his new creation jersey, designed by athletic apparel giant `Nike’ sold out 10 minutes after launch. The `Soco’ crooner had announced and shared on his instagram handle @Wizkidayo that his Star Boy wears, a collaboration with Nike was coming out.@Wizkidayo… Continue reading Wizkid’s jersey designed by Nike sold out in 10 mins

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DPR directs Energia to pay workers N900m

THE Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has directed Energia Limited, a major indigenous oil and gas producing company, to pay N900 million to sacked workers in order to escape a court-driven compensation valued at N2.0 billion. Giving the matching order, DPR, which has the mandate to issue licences and permits as well as monitor and… Continue reading DPR directs Energia to pay workers N900m

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How Borno tops list of birth registration rates

National Population Commission, NPoPC, Mr. Bukar Gajiram has explained the rationale behind the State’s outstanding performance in birth registration despite the spate of insurgency in the area. According to him, the success was as a result of several strategic partnerships and commitments ent ered into by the state state commission. Today, Borno is leading states… Continue reading How Borno tops list of birth registration rates

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Poor quality healthcare systems kill 376,039 Nigerians

A total of 376,039 deaths occurred in Nigeria in 2016 as a result of insufficient access to qualitative healthcare systems. With a mortality rate of 67 per 100,000 lives due to poor quality care, no less than 122,664 deaths were recorded from effects of poor quality healthcare in the country, while 253,375 persons died from… Continue reading Poor quality healthcare systems kill 376,039 Nigerians

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Unilever teaches children improved hygiene practices

Nigeria is targeting 2 million children for improved hygiene practices through its health soap brand, Lifebuoy. Making this known during the re-launch of the soap in Lagos, Unilever also unveiled a renowned Afro-pop singer-songwriter, Omawumi Megbele, as its new ambassador. Also, through its partnership with NGOs, Lifebuoy’s ‘Help a Child Reach 5’ global campaign will… Continue reading Unilever teaches children improved hygiene practices

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Nigeria mining sector, emerging investors’ goldmine

THE Nigerian mining sector is gradually becoming the toast of both local and foreign investors, going by the current reforms undertaken by the Federal Government in the sector. Data obtained from the Federal Government revealed that Nigeria currently has over 44 known types of minerals of varying mixes and proven quantities, some of which are… Continue reading Nigeria mining sector, emerging investors’ goldmine

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Obaseki’s new price regime, turnaround time lift investor confidence

Managing Director of Edo Geographic Information Service (EDOGIS), Arch. Frank Evbuomwan, has said that investor confidence in all sectors of the state is on the rise, with easier, cheaper and convenient way of processing title documents for landed property. Obaseki Evbuomwan, who disclosed this during an interview with journalists in Benin City, the state capital,… Continue reading Obaseki’s new price regime, turnaround time lift investor confidence

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FG appoints Aidgwe Director General NIPRID

A NEW Director General/CEO in the person of Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe has been appointed for the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Abuja. Information gathered by Vanguard revealed that Adigwe’s approval by the Presidency followed his emergence as top scorer in a merit driven rigorous and comprehensive interview process, which had in… Continue reading FG appoints Aidgwe Director General NIPRID

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We need to create & rescue safe spaces for the girl child

Worried about the vulnerability of the girl-child in urban slums, medical experts have called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to deliberately and consistently create safe space for girl children. The call was made at a One- Day Sexual Reproductive Health Community Forum for Out –Of- School Girls in commemoration of the International… Continue reading We need to create & rescue safe spaces for the girl child

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Our goal is to eliminate cervical cancer in Nigeria

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said that his ministry would procure mobile solution treatment machines and distribute to 774 local government councils across the country as part of measure to eliminate cervical cancer in Nigeria even as he said that Federal tertiary hospital will be equipped with the bigger size of the machines.… Continue reading Our goal is to eliminate cervical cancer in Nigeria

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Ensure growth in the economy, despite challenges

Chief Executive Officer of Mandilas Group, Ms. Ola Dabayo-Doherty, has expressed readiness to support growth of the country’s economy as well as ensuring a sustainable quality service to Nigerians despite current challenges in the economy. FG others gets N7tn in 11 months In her welcome address at the send forth of the former Group Chief… Continue reading Ensure growth in the economy, despite challenges

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Delta North senatorial district not zoned

THE senator representing Delta South senatorial district, Senator James Manager, has denied claims that it was the turn of another ethnic group to represent the sentatorial district in the senate, saying since he entered the Senate, the position had been contested for and not zoned. James Manager This came as Itsekiri National Youths Council, INYC,… Continue reading Delta North senatorial district not zoned

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Naira appreciates to N358.5/$ in parallel market

The naira yesterday appreciated to N358.5 per dollar in the parallel market. Naira According to naijabdcs.com, the live exchange rate platform of the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), the parallel market exchange dropped to N358.5 per dollar from N359 per dollar last week Friday, indicating 50 kobo appreciation of the naira.… Continue reading Naira appreciates to N358.5/$ in parallel market

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APC’s crises worsen across states

The battle for tickets in the All Progressives Congress, APC, worsened, yesterday, as different tendencies in the party across the country took battle positions ahead of the party’s primaries holding later this month. Tinubu and Oshiomhole The war cries were especially raised in Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Rivers, Cross River, Delta and Yobe States. Despite the… Continue reading APC’s crises worsen across states

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Investigation of Adeosun’s certificate scandal ongoing

In its first public reaction to the forgery allegation levelled against the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Presidency, yesterday, said the allegations were unproven, noting that naysayers were bent on nailing her irrespective of investigations. ADEOSUN The Presidency’s assertions were immediately dismissed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which said the administration… Continue reading Investigation of Adeosun’s certificate scandal ongoing

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I won’t step down for Atiku, Kwankwaso, other PDP presidential aspirants

Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant, Jonah Jang, has said he would not step down for any other aspirant, noting also that his party cannot ask him to do so. Jang, who is the senator for Plateau North Senatorial District, was speaking with journalists, yesterday, at his residence in Maitama, Abuja before leaving for the PDP… Continue reading I won’t step down for Atiku, Kwankwaso, other PDP presidential aspirants

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FG yet to remove VAT on LPG despite promises

Commenting on the development, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Association of LPG Marketers, NALPGAM, Mr. Bassey Essien, disclosed in an interview with Vanguard that the continued imposition of VAT on locally produced LPG has affected operations in Nigeria. He said: “The VAT has made locally produced LPG more expensive than imported products. Consequently, this has affected the… Continue reading FG yet to remove VAT on LPG despite promises

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FG moves to tackle deadly gases from exposed coal seam in Anambra

THE Federal Government yesterday said officers from the Federal Ministry of Mines and Development have been dispatched to tackle deadly gases from exposed coal seam in Umuozu community, Otolo in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State. This was made known by the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari, in… Continue reading FG moves to tackle deadly gases from exposed coal seam in Anambra

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Votes Buying: IPAC to constitute legal team to interact with INEC

The Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC), the umbrella body of all registered political parties in Nigeria, Monday said it would constitute a legal body to interact with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address the menace of vote buying. INEC Addressing journalists, Monday during the inauguration of the newly elected officials of IPAC, Chairman of… Continue reading Votes Buying: IPAC to constitute legal team to interact with INEC

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Tonye Cole and the Moment of Epiphany

There is tremendous hunger in Rivers State for an end to the bellicose and toxic politics that have seized the state since 1999. Media headlines about the state are frequently about political assassinations, beheadings and inconclusive elections due to widespread violence. As Nigeria’s oil and gas metropolis, Rivers State suffers unique consequences when our social… Continue reading Tonye Cole and the Moment of Epiphany

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I have met many kings and world leaders but the Ooni is different

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has established a business partnership with an Arab billionaire, Sharif Ahmad Bin Jaber Al Natour, to create massive job opportunities for youths in Yorubaland and in Nigeria in general. The partnership was formally announced during a ceremony that took place at the Ile-Oodua palace in… Continue reading I have met many kings and world leaders but the Ooni is different

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Why our Govs are Scared of Direct Primaries

: The Direct Primary option adopted by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, would present the masses the opportunity of executing judgment on their state governors even before the actual 2019 general elections, two APC senators have said. Kabir Marafa and Shehu Sani both of Zamfara and Kaduna Central, respectively, said the governors, especially of… Continue reading Why our Govs are Scared of Direct Primaries

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Our leaders have failed us as a nation

Mr Omamofe Joseph Pirah, was the Delta State Commissioner for Oil and Gas until he resigned recently to join the 2019 contest for the Warri Federal Constituency seat on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. He is an experienced politician and have held several political appointments in the past. In this interview, he… Continue reading Our leaders have failed us as a nation

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My son was poisoned to death days after withdrawing N1.3m to expand his business

It is the joy of parents to die at old age and before any of their children, but for Mr Mukadas Maigari, a resident of Gembu in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State, the death of his 29-year-old son, Abdullahi, sometime in September 2014, has created a big vacuum in his lineage. *Maigari, bereaved… Continue reading My son was poisoned to death days after withdrawing N1.3m to expand his business

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Desperately In Need Of N1million: Boy, 9, cannot sit or crawl and the neck is not stable

The joy that follows the birth of a new baby is sometimes indescribable. So, it was a bundle of joy when Mrs Rashidat Yusuf was delivered of a set of twins on September 19, 2009. The birth of the twin boys came with some complications. Consequently, the first child was not born until after four… Continue reading Desperately In Need Of N1million: Boy, 9, cannot sit or crawl and the neck is not stable

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Edo APC: Let Obaseki work

To many Edo indigenes especially those outside the state, it was a thing of joy hearing about positive developments at home immediately after November 2016 when Godwin Obaseki assumed office as governor of the state. Of importance was the strategy of not allowing the execution of projects to be overshadowed by heavy publicity as was… Continue reading Edo APC: Let Obaseki work

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Amunike guides Tanzania to profitable draw in Kampala

Emmanuel Amunike marked his debut as Tanzania coach with an admirable 0-0 draw away in Uganda in Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Amunike The draw in front of 30,000 Mandela National Stadium, Namboole in Kampala leaves the Cranes atop Group L on four points, while the Taifa Stars’ second point takes them up to… Continue reading Amunike guides Tanzania to profitable draw in Kampala

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Buhari’s re-election is shortest route to Igbo presidency in 2023

Nze Chidi Duru is the Chairman of the Anambra State chapter of President Muhammadu Buhari Re-election Movement. He was a strong voice in the House of Representatives where he served for eight unbroken years between 1999 and 2007. In this interview, he examines the recent defections by some lawmakers in the National Assembly, the attempt… Continue reading Buhari’s re-election is shortest route to Igbo presidency in 2023

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Hadiza Bawa Garba: Struck off for honest mistakes {2}

I had parents from my daughter’s school asking if I was OK because they were getting leaflets in their letterboxes saying that they should sign a petition to say that I should be struck off,” she says. The case attracted a lot of media coverage. “I’m a very private person, but I had my face… Continue reading Hadiza Bawa Garba: Struck off for honest mistakes {2}

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Rule Of Law, Press Freedom, Transparency: Lessons for Nigeria from the United States

FROM June 3 to 13, 2018, seven Nigerian journalists were guests of the government of the United States, US, under the International Visitor Leadership Programme, IVLP. The visit was put together by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State and the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Abuja Council under the leadership… Continue reading Rule Of Law, Press Freedom, Transparency: Lessons for Nigeria from the United States

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Obasanjo went after me for begging him not to go for second term in national interest

For four years, we tried to build the independence of the National Assembly’ • 2003 episode: Buhari ‘smuggled’ out of plane after followers overwhelmingly stormed airport • Explains why she wants to return to Senate By Jide Ajani and Soni Daniel Senator Khairat Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe was elected to represent the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the… Continue reading Obasanjo went after me for begging him not to go for second term in national interest

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2019 FIBA World Cup

Nigeria Basketball Federation is confident of a good outing in the next round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers for men between September 14-16. HAPPY BUNCH … D’Tigers savouring their moment of glory. With Nigeria pitted against former African Champions, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Central Africa Republic, a tougher challenge is expected. Despite Lagos… Continue reading 2019 FIBA World Cup

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Buhari on sabbatical, can’t move Nigeria beyond his vision of Daura

Professor Iyorwuese Hagher is a presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The one-time minister and Nigeria’s ambassador to Canada, in this interview, boasts that he will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections. He also says that he will initiate a revolution that will bring back Nigeria’s past glory. Hagher Why do… Continue reading Buhari on sabbatical, can’t move Nigeria beyond his vision of Daura

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26 DAYS TO PDP PRIMARIES: Prospects of presidential aspirants

WITH no fewer than 13 presidential aspirants, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has punctured earlier assumptions that it was not making an impressive run for the presidency. The perceptions were created and sustained by the near absence of aspirants on its platform, some six months preceding now. Whether it was by default or willfully, the… Continue reading 26 DAYS TO PDP PRIMARIES: Prospects of presidential aspirants

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434 Dead, 23,893 Cases recorded: Cholera raging like bush fire in 18 states!

The country may be battling the largest outbreak of cholera barely a month after the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said it had contained the outbreak. Fear is growing as many Nigerians pay with their lives. Almost on daily basis, in the last one week, the media has reported the death of one or… Continue reading 434 Dead, 23,893 Cases recorded: Cholera raging like bush fire in 18 states!

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Ex-UNN student wins NYSC Essay Competition

A former student of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Mr. Felix Emmanuel serving in Ekiti State, has emerged winner of the seventh edition of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Essay Competition and national symposium, organised by the Bible Society of Nigeria, BSN. Six corps members finished tops out of thousands of competitors that took part in… Continue reading Ex-UNN student wins NYSC Essay Competition

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3 things we must consider

We tend to pay more attention to irrelevant things and thereby neglect the important values. Our Lord Jesus Christ told religious leaders of his time, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint…, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith” (Matthew 23:23) .… Continue reading 3 things we must consider

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Oshiomhole truly deserves help!

Only few in the country will dispute Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s place in the hall of fame in the Nigerian labour movement. As a labour activist, he successfully mobilised workers to pursue collective goals of the working class. APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole It is in that light that one can mark out his positive marks… Continue reading Oshiomhole truly deserves help!

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It’s time for us to engage

In the Aviation Sector, the most trending news is all about the proposed new national carrier, “Nigeria Air” recently unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show by the Minister of State for Transport (Aviation), Senator Hadi Sirika. The extent of discussions and reportage remains unequaled in the annals of the history of the industry. More critically… Continue reading It’s time for us to engage

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Police Raids: Like Ekweremadu, Like Edwin Clark

This is how we tend to think of democracies dying: at the hands of men with guns. In classic coup d’état, military leaders seize power, put a sudden and violent end to constitutional rule and establish a dictatorship. But there is another way to break a democracy. It is less dramatic, but it can be… Continue reading Police Raids: Like Ekweremadu, Like Edwin Clark

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Kofi Annan, our great in-law

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, must be briefing the President on Nigeria’s role in the funeral of former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan. He was not just Ghanaian and world figure, the man was one of us. Kofi Annan Annan died in Switzerland on August 18, and his burial is billed for September… Continue reading Kofi Annan, our great in-law

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Can Team Africa conquer the world at the IAAF Continental Cup?

The 2018 Athletics season will officially come to an end with the IAAF Continental Cup holding in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on September 8 and 9. The Continental Cup which holds every four years, will see athletes from all over the world, competing under four regions – Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. File photo: Nigeria’s… Continue reading Can Team Africa conquer the world at the IAAF Continental Cup?

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Assumption : Thoughts on the Blessed Virgin Mary

The celebration of birthdays and similar anniversaries are not just mere events in themselves, but also moments of acknowledging individuals who have left indelible imprints in the lives of others and have left good lessons for posterity. Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ is a transcript of God’s grace; her birth, life and virtues,… Continue reading Assumption : Thoughts on the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Don’t Always Reckon On Electoral Promises

I was always fond of watching our political leaders make promises, especially during election campaigns. Even as an adult, I observe that not much has changed. It is still the same culture of promises failed. •Msgr Gabriel Osu A typical campaign rally is very interesting to behold. Venue is a large expanse of land flowing… Continue reading Don’t Always Reckon On Electoral Promises

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Ugwuanyi’s ascendency and peoples’ verdict

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, since inception, has transformed the development narrative of the state, both in the political and socio-economic realms. Despite the nation’s economic crunch, the administration has continued to vigorously take innovative measures aimed at addressing the needs of the masses – the lowly and long neglected –… Continue reading Ugwuanyi’s ascendency and peoples’ verdict

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Our people are happy that Akpabio left

Chief Nduese Essien, former minister of lands and housing, had before then been the leader of the South-South Caucus in the House of Representatives between 1999 and 2007. Akpabio He is presently the leader of the PDP in Eket Senatorial District. In this interview, the normally reserved gentleman ventilates what he asserts as the anger… Continue reading Our people are happy that Akpabio left

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The Jonah in our boat of progress in Akwa Ibom has left

Dr. Udoma Ekarika, until recently a chieftain of the APC was an influential commissioner in the Obong Victor Attah administration and by his account helped to influence the appointment of Mr. Godswill Akpabio as commissioner in that government. The two of them subsequently parted ways during the controversial 2006 governorship primaries. In this interview, Ekarika… Continue reading The Jonah in our boat of progress in Akwa Ibom has left

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‘Yes, we can probe Kwankwaso’

Mr Muhyi Magaji Majiya is the Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission. In this interview, he says that Kano state has now joined the Open Governance Partnership, OGP, an initiative to ensure transparency and accountability in governance. He is also assures that if his commission is furnished with facts on the allegation… Continue reading ‘Yes, we can probe Kwankwaso’

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Police declare reported shooting of Anambra pastor David Elijah as mischief

The police in Anambra on Friday declared as high mischief, the reported shooting of David Elijah, the pastor in charge of Grace and Power Prophetic Ministry in Awka. Bullets allegedly fail to penetrate Anambra pastor, Elijah attacked by assassins The Anambra Command in a statement signed by DCP Chris Owolabi, wondered why the pastor refused… Continue reading Police declare reported shooting of Anambra pastor David Elijah as mischief

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Who wins Miss Earth beauty pageant

Serendipity Media owned by former beauty queen and actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima is getting everything set for the grand finale of this year’s edition of Miss Earth Nigeria beauty pageant holding in the garden city of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital tonight. This year’s edition promises to be mind-blowing and unique being one of the… Continue reading Who wins Miss Earth beauty pageant

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Jamaica out-do Nigeria in kit stakes

One of the biggest talking points of this summer’s World Cup was surprising. It had nothing to do with a sizzling goal or star player, but the reveal of Nigeria’s absolutely swanky kit they would be wearing in Russia. For those still suffering from tournament hangovers, but are still slightly devastated that it’s becoming a… Continue reading Jamaica out-do Nigeria in kit stakes

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How I used witchcraft to win elections, lure women to bed

Lawrence Kilabo, who was the Sokoni Ward Member of the County Assembly from 2013 to 2017, exposed diabolical details of his quest for political power in the clip uploaded to popular Nigerian channel ‘Emmanuel TV’. The politician revealed that he squandered KSh 50 million (approx. $500,000) on Tanzanian witchdoctors in his pursuit to win the… Continue reading How I used witchcraft to win elections, lure women to bed

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Ango Abdulahi canvasses for free treatment of cancer, liver, kidney diseases

ELDER Statesman and Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum, Prof. Ango Abdulahi, has called on the Federal Government to come up with a policy to ensure free treatment of cancer, liver and kidney-related diseases in the country. *Prof Ango Abdullahi He said that cancer, kidney and liver diseases belong to the category of diseases that… Continue reading Ango Abdulahi canvasses for free treatment of cancer, liver, kidney diseases

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Flood ravages communities in the north

•Kills 7 persons, destroys 50,000 farmlands, 2,000 houses in Jigawa •Submerges 94 communities in Kogi, Niger •Over 5,000 households affected in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara By Aliyu Dangida, Dutse, with agency reports This year‘s rainy season has brought tears and sorrows for many communities in the northern part of the country as they were ravaged by… Continue reading Flood ravages communities in the north

Politics

Ojougboh picks up the gauntlet

tendencies in the All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta State, have been embroiled in a make or mar battle over which of the three senatorial districts, Delta North, South and Central will produce the party’s gubernatorial standard-bearer in the 2019 general elections. It has indeed been a consuming battle with casualties, but Delta South appears not… Continue reading Ojougboh picks up the gauntlet

Sport

Rapper Mac Miller dead of overdose at 26

Mac Miller, the troubled rapper who won fans with his retro hip-hop but generated uncomfortable attention with songs on ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande and Donald Trump, died Friday at age 26, reports said. Mac Miller Celebrity news site TMZ said that Miller was found dead from an apparent overdose in his Los Angeles-area home and US… Continue reading Rapper Mac Miller dead of overdose at 26

Sport

Invest in Nigerian sports Forget about Arsenal

Nigerian born former British boxer, Peter Oboh was the World Boxing Association (WBA) Inter-Continental light heavyweight champion, the British Boxing Board of Control light heavyweight title holder among others. Oboh is not given to mincing words when he speaks on boiling issues. In this chat with Jacob Ajom, Oboh said Nigerian sports need the support… Continue reading Invest in Nigerian sports Forget about Arsenal

Entertainment

Silver screens reuniting movie stars with their fans

’Dinner with Stars’, aimed at encouraging young adults and growing entrepreneurs who view celebrities as inaccessible and unreachable to mentor, and help guide them in their chosen paths hit the silver screens last week. An interactive TV show, ‘Dinner with Stars’ features a celebrity guest of the day and a fan, who is selected to… Continue reading Silver screens reuniting movie stars with their fans

Blog

Donald Trump calls for inquiry into mystery New York Times author

Donald Trump has urged the attorney general to investigate who wrote an article that raised questions over his fitness for office. The anonymous piece in The New York Times said “a quiet resistance” within the Trump administration was working to thwart some of the president’s “worst inclinations”. The author is believed to be a senior… Continue reading Donald Trump calls for inquiry into mystery New York Times author