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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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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Agreeing with Stakeholders on our victory against terrorism

Since the advent of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, a lot of scholars have posited various factors responsible for the rebellion. Some say it is as a result of injustice and uneven distribution of our commonwealth, while some also argued that the menace of Boko Haram is as a result of a lack of… Continue reading Agreeing with Stakeholders on our victory against terrorism

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Andy Uba meets stakeholders, declares intention to run for senate 2019

Senator representing the good people of Anambra South Senatorial District, Nnamdi Uba has declared his interest to contest for the Senatorial Seat in the 2019 elections. Andy Uba meets stakeholders, declares intention to run for senate He made the disclosure Friday during a meeting with a number of stakeholders and party leaders from the seven… Continue reading Andy Uba meets stakeholders, declares intention to run for senate 2019

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No need to panic over Abuja earth tremor

Mr Alex Nwegbu, Director-General, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) has assured the general public not to panic over the earth tremor experienced in Mpape district of Abuja. Nwegbu: DG NGSA: no cause for alarm over Abuja earth tremor Nwegbu, who said this at news conference in Abuja on Friday, further assured that there was no… Continue reading No need to panic over Abuja earth tremor

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Minister calls for state of emergency in Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Zamfara

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, Friday, called for State of Emergency in Plateau and other troubled states to check the persistent killing of innocent people in the affected states. herdsmen killings Dalung, who made call when he fielded questions from State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, condemned the renewed… Continue reading Minister calls for state of emergency in Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Zamfara

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Jones Erue led Delta APC adopts indirect primaries 2019

The Prophet Jones Erue led Delta State Executive of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Friday adopted indirect primaries to select candidates of the party for 2019 general elections. Prophet Jones Ode Erue The APC executive in its State Working Committee, SWC and stakeholders meeting in Asaba, which was attended by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Prof Pat… Continue reading Jones Erue led Delta APC adopts indirect primaries 2019

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ANA patrons’ night to host Oba Akiolu, Tinubu and others

Ahead of the grand 37th International Convention of Association of Nigerian Authors, ANA to be hosted by Lagos chapter in October, the chapter is set to host patrons’ night to honour distinguished persons for their contribution to the organisation. Oba Akiolu The event earlier scheduled to hold on 26th August, was rescheduled for Sunday, 9th… Continue reading ANA patrons’ night to host Oba Akiolu, Tinubu and others

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12 states to experience flooding – NEMA, NHISA warn

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Hydrological Services Agencies (NHISA) have warned that 12 states across the country would soon experience flooding due to torrential rain falls. The two agencies gave the warning on Friday during an emergency stakeholders’ meeting held with relevant stakeholders in Abuja. Mr Clem Nze, Director, Engineering Hydrology,… Continue reading 12 states to experience flooding – NEMA, NHISA warn

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NNPC allays fear over fuel scarcity

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Friday, allayed fears of possible hitch in petroleum products supply in parts of the country, stating that it has already commenced moves to resolve the issue that might lead to an interference in supply. fuel This, according to a statement by the NNPC, in Abuja, was following an ultimatum… Continue reading NNPC allays fear over fuel scarcity

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You are misquoting the law

Director, Strategic Communications of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN has said that those criticizing the purchase of nomination form for President Buhari at N45 million are misquoting the law Festus Keyamo The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that President Buhari can no longer play the pro-poor gimmick which his followers… Continue reading You are misquoting the law

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N1.7bn fraud: Court to resume trial of former President Jonathan’s aide Sept. 10

Lagos A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Friday, adjourned until Sept. 10, the trial of former President Jonathan’s aide, Waripamo-Owen Dudafar, who is facing a charge of N1.7 billion fraud. Waripamo-Owei Dudafa Dudafar, who was charged alongside former manager of Heritage Bank, Joseph Iweujo, had earlier pleaded not guilty to the 23-count charge of… Continue reading N1.7bn fraud: Court to resume trial of former President Jonathan’s aide Sept. 10

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Presidential panel to recover $7bn bailout funds from commercial banks

The Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property is to recover the seven billion dollars bailout fund granted commercial banks between 2006 and 2008. Okoi Obono-Obla The panel Chairman, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, said in Abuja on Friday that the banks had yet to refund the money over a decade after. Obono-Obla said that… Continue reading Presidential panel to recover $7bn bailout funds from commercial banks

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APC extends deadline for sale, submission of nomination forms by 24hrs

The All Progressives Congress APC has extended the deadline for the sale and submission of presidential, governorship, National Assembly and House of Assembly forms to Tuesday, September 11, 2018. From left, Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN) National Coordinator , Sanusi Musa displaying Presidential nomination form purchased for President Muhammadu Buhari by the group while National… Continue reading APC extends deadline for sale, submission of nomination forms by 24hrs

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Vote-Buying: INEC vows to prosecute suspects in Osun gubernatorial poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will arrest and prosecute anyone that engages in vote-buying in the Sept. 22 governorship election in Osun. Yakubu Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at the commission’s quarterly consultative meeting with political parties on Friday in Abuja. He said that the commission would no… Continue reading Vote-Buying: INEC vows to prosecute suspects in Osun gubernatorial poll

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Again Fayose, Fayemi lock horns over alleged sales of government property

Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose and the Governor elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Friday exchanged verbal invectives over allegations on sales of some state government property including Oja Oba ultra modern market and some landed property. Fayemi and Fayose Fayemi had recently through a public notice issued on his behalf by his Chief… Continue reading Again Fayose, Fayemi lock horns over alleged sales of government property

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National devt: NCWS tasks women on unity

The National President, National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Mrs Gloria Shoda, on Friday advised Nigerian women to be united for the development of the country. Shoda gave the advised in Abuja at the 60th Anniversary of the council and National Summit on Sustainable Development Goals with the theme: The change Leadership and Gender Balance.… Continue reading National devt: NCWS tasks women on unity

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Suspected herdsmen kill 3 Police officers, others in Taraba

Taraba state police command has confirmed the death of three Police officers and two vigilante personnel who were attacked by suspected herdsmen in Bujum Kasua village on Thursday in Lau local government area of the state. Herdsmen… Vanguard gathered a team of five police men and three vigilantes led by Divisional Crime Officer, DCO, ASP… Continue reading Suspected herdsmen kill 3 Police officers, others in Taraba

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expresses confidence in APC administration

A member of House of Representatives, Rep. Johnson Oghuma, has expressed confidence in the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari. APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole Oghuma told newsmen in Abuja on Friday that so far, the party had fared well in administering the country, saying that the president was committed to… Continue reading expresses confidence in APC administration

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Technovation: Air Peace hails, rewards victorious Anambra students with free tickets

Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace has congratulated five Anambra State students and their teachers on emerging victorious in the recent Technology challenge held in the United States, honouring them with free return Owerri-Abuja tickets to facilitate their visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday. .Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (L), welcoming the Mentor of the… Continue reading Technovation: Air Peace hails, rewards victorious Anambra students with free tickets

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Group set to present APC Presidential Nomination Form to Buhari

The Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network NCAN, the group which Wednesday purchased the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for President Muhammadu Buhari has said it has concluded arrangements to formally present the forms to the president. From left, Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN) National Coordinator , Sanusi Musa displaying Presidential nomination form purchased for President… Continue reading Group set to present APC Presidential Nomination Form to Buhari

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Oshiomhole welcomes Shekarau to APC

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Adams Oshiomhole on Friday in Kano expressed happiness over the defection of former governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau from PDP to APC. Oshiomhole made the remark when he paid a visit to the former governor at his personal residence at Mundubawa quarters in Kano… Continue reading Oshiomhole welcomes Shekarau to APC

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Akpabio had wanted to join APC for long

Dr. Emeyak Ukpong, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, served in the House of Representatives and is presently a senatorial aspirant on the platform of the party. In this interview he asserts that the APC has taken the ascendancy over the PDP in the state on account of what he alleges as the failures… Continue reading Akpabio had wanted to join APC for long

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Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

All Progressives Congress, APC, governors bidding to use the indirect or consensus options in producing party candidates were, yesterday, coming under fresh threats with the injunction that a protest from any stakeholder or aspirant will lead to the cancellation of the exercise and resort to direct primary. Governor Yahya Belo of Kogi State (l); Governor… Continue reading Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

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Nigeria under Buhari suffers high level divisiveness, anarchy

THE Senate President and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday stated that the country is experiencing a high level of uninclusiveness, anarchy and division more than ever before. *Senate President Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari The Senator who stated this in Abakaliki while consulting with PDP stakeholders on his… Continue reading Nigeria under Buhari suffers high level divisiveness, anarchy

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N4.7bn fraud: Ladoja bought 26 cars for ‘loyal’ lawmakers from govt account — Witness

A prosecution witness, Abubakar Madaki, yesterday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos that a former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, purchased 26 cars for 14 former lawmakers from the state treasury. Senator Rashidi Ladoja An Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, operative, Mr Madaki, gave evidence in the trial of Mr. Ladoja and a… Continue reading N4.7bn fraud: Ladoja bought 26 cars for ‘loyal’ lawmakers from govt account — Witness

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NUPENG stops fuel distribution in Delta over sack of 3,000 workers

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, announced immediate stoppage of fuel distribution and supply in Delta State, following alleged forceful evacuation of about 3,000 workers from the rigs by five drilling oil rigs being operated by Sterling Energy Exploration Company, SEEPCO, and its drilling arm, British Oil and Gas Limited in… Continue reading NUPENG stops fuel distribution in Delta over sack of 3,000 workers

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Ibori sorry for Uduaghan’s defection to APC

FORMER Minister of Information, Prof Sam Oyovbaire, has said that former Governor of Delta State and Leader of the Ibori Political Family, Chief James Ibori, was sorry for the defection of his elder cousin and ex-governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC and had asked people… Continue reading Ibori sorry for Uduaghan’s defection to APC

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Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

All Progressives Congress, APC, governors bidding to use the indirect or consensus options in producing party candidates were, yesterday, coming under fresh threats with the injunction that a protest from any stakeholder or aspirant will lead to the cancellation of the exercise and resort to direct primary. Governor Yahya Belo of Kogi State (l); Governor… Continue reading Danger ahead for APC govs as party threatens to cancel indirect primaries

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Chief Magistrate throws journalists out of Lagos courtt

It was a day of rage against journalists at a Lagos court as Chief Magistrate of an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court 2, Folashade Botoku, threw pressmen out her court. Judicial symbol for justice The journalists that were thrown out on the orders of Botoku were from Vanguard, The Guardian and Take a Break Media. The journalists… Continue reading Chief Magistrate throws journalists out of Lagos courtt

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INEC-Registered voters hit 84.27m

Barely 162 days to the commencement of 2019 general elections, registered voter population has now hit 84.27 million, according to the latest statistics released by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) The commission also disclosed that the collection of PVCs would continue until one week… Continue reading INEC-Registered voters hit 84.27m

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TRANSLATE SELECT LANGUAGE​▼ Atiku lists scandals of Buhari’s govt; insists he’s power-drunk

Former vice president and presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has listed what he considers corruption cases in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Atiku and Buhari Abubakar, who defected from the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, to the PDP, stated this in response to a statement by the Presidency. The… Continue reading TRANSLATE SELECT LANGUAGE​▼ Atiku lists scandals of Buhari’s govt; insists he’s power-drunk

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We don’t have ladders, DISCO staff reply consumers over poor power supply

Electricity consumers in Awoyaya area in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State, have bemoaned the poor power supply to the community in the last few days, which has compounded their socio-economic situations. This came as Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, attributed inadequate materials such as ladders to commence repair. Speaking on behalf of the residents of Old Container… Continue reading We don’t have ladders, DISCO staff reply consumers over poor power supply

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Abia APC adopts Direct primary for 2019

THE All Progressives Congress, APC, Abia State chapter has adopted direct primaries to elect party candidates in the 2019 general elections. Briefing journalists after a meeting of the stakeholders and aspirants in Umuahia, chairman of the Abia APC, Hon Donatus Nwankpa has said that the party adopted the direct primary to avoid imposition and rancour… Continue reading Abia APC adopts Direct primary for 2019

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Clark petitions Buhari, insists IGP, top officers responsible

IGP dismisses 3 police personnel involved •Delta Oil Advocacy C’ttee asks militants to spare oil facilities •Oshiomhole outraged, calls for prosecution of culprits By Etop Ekanem, Henry Umoru, Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Joseph Erunke & Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA — ELDER statesman and prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, wrote a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, insisting… Continue reading Clark petitions Buhari, insists IGP, top officers responsible

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Aremu vows to work with Kwara traditional institutions

Kwara State governorship aspirant on the platform of Labour Party, LP, Mr. Issa Aremu, has promised to draw on the experience of traditional authorities in all the communities in the state with respect to governance and leadership, if elected. Comrade Isa Aremu He spoke, yesterday, during a courtesy/notification call on HRH Dr. Ibrahim Gambari, Emir… Continue reading Aremu vows to work with Kwara traditional institutions

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Lagos and the new face of policing

on August 17, 2018, Citizen Adeniyi Adekunle shared a post on his page on the new electronic social media, it went viral within a short space of time. Obviously, anyone who had experienced policing in the last several years would welcome this new development as a breath of fresh air. Good conscience did not allow… Continue reading Lagos and the new face of policing

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Army apprehends 2 suspected oil thieves in Delta

MEN of the 222 battalion, stationed at Okpare-Olomu, Delta State, Thursday apprehended two persons suspected to be involved in illegal oil bunkering at Iwhrekeka community, Ughelli South local government area of the state. *Oil Vandals The vehicle used in conveying the product suspected to be illegally refined diesel, was also set ablaze by the security… Continue reading Army apprehends 2 suspected oil thieves in Delta

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Osinbajo has advanced restructuring

Professor Yemi Osinbajo has advanced the course of restructuring more than many advocates and public opinion leaders or any other person in and out of government since the country returned to democracy in 1999. Osinbajo A group, Global Economic Policy Initiative, GEPIn, said this in a statement, noting that many politicians and sundry groups have… Continue reading Osinbajo has advanced restructuring

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N45m form for Buhari fraudulent, violates electoral laws

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the purchase of N45 million naira presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari to re-contest in the 2019 election violates the stipulations of the electoral laws of Nigeria. PDP also said that the purchase of the form for Buhari by a group it said is not registered… Continue reading N45m form for Buhari fraudulent, violates electoral laws

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11 DISCOs’ debts to NBET, MO hit N112bn in Q1’18

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has disclosed that the nation’s 11 Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs’debts to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader, NBET, and Market Operator, MO, are still below 30 percent as they paid only N51.2 billion of the N163.1 billion issued to them in the first quarter of 2018, Q1’18. Ikeja electric NERC, which confirmed… Continue reading 11 DISCOs’ debts to NBET, MO hit N112bn in Q1’18

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Curb menace of adulterated petroleum products

Akwa Ibom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has enlisted the assistance of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association, IPMAN, to checkmate the supply of adulterated petroleum products to the state. Udom Emmanuel The governor, when members of IPMAN paid a solidarity visit to him ahead of the 2019 polls, said that their effort would help curb the… Continue reading Curb menace of adulterated petroleum products

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Emerhor, Enuha insist on direct primaries for Delta APC

CHIEFTAINS of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and Chief Hyacinth Enuha, have insisted on direct system for the APC primaries in the state, noting that the system would give the people a sense of belonging in the selection process. The leaders also applauded the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee,… Continue reading Emerhor, Enuha insist on direct primaries for Delta APC

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Friends get nomination form for Bianca after rejection by Ojukwu’s children

FRIENDS of former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Mrs. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, yesterday picked a nomination form for her at the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, secretariat, Abuja, to run for the senatorial position for Anambra South. •Bianca Ojukwu The entourage which was made up of Hon Martins Ndujekwu, Comrade Peter Nwosu, Engr Chidi Anuligo, Chief Chukwuebuka… Continue reading Friends get nomination form for Bianca after rejection by Ojukwu’s children

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Edo PDP blasts Police over search of Clark’s residence

https://olaworld.blog/2018/09/07/edo-pdp-blasts-police-over-search-of-clarks-residenceEDO State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has joined other Nigerians in condemning the unlawful invasion of the Abuja home of Chief Edwin Clark, a foremost South-South and Ijaw leader. Orbih, PDP chairman Edo State chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, who made the condemnation in Benin City, yesterday, while receiving thousands of… Continue reading Edo PDP blasts Police over search of Clark’s residence

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ANN welcomes first legislator as Ebonyi minority leader defects

minority leader of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Maria Nwachi, yesterday formally defected to the Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, becoming the first political office holder to openly identify with the newly registered political party. Nwachi ANN which styles itself as a political party for technocrats in politics immediately celebrated it as a change… Continue reading ANN welcomes first legislator as Ebonyi minority leader defects

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Exploring innovative ways of pilgrims welfare management

While airlift of pilgrims back to Nigeria continues in steady progression, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) remains mindful of the welfare of remaining pilgrims patiently awaiting their turn to return home. Even though the return journey continues on a first-to-arrive-first-to-leave basis, states continue their outbound trips based on availability of slots to their… Continue reading Exploring innovative ways of pilgrims welfare management

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Edo flood destroys 3,700 card readers

OVER 3,700 card readers at the Edo State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission have been destroyed by flood. The heavy down pour has been on a daily basis in the past three weeks. Some personnel at the INEC office confirmed to journalists that they counted the number while taking stock of what was… Continue reading Edo flood destroys 3,700 card readers

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Focus on reports that’ll hold leaders accountable

DELTA State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has told journalists to focus on reports targeted at holding those in authority to account, lamenting that false reports were causing damage to the nation’s polity. Okowa Okowa, who spoke while declaring open the 5th annual conference of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria, ACSPN, in… Continue reading Focus on reports that’ll hold leaders accountable

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Dickson’s Works Commissioner, Speaker, lawmakers, Ex- SSG vie for NASS tickets

Key members of Governor Seraike Dickson’s Restoration Team, on Thursday, submitted their nomination forms for the National Assembly seats on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP)at the PDP Secretariat in Yenegoa. Dickson’s Works Commissioner, Speaker, lawmakers, Ex- SSG vie for NASS tickets Close confidant of the State Governor and Commissioner for Works, Barrister… Continue reading Dickson’s Works Commissioner, Speaker, lawmakers, Ex- SSG vie for NASS tickets

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Enugu Airport runway safe for landing – NCAA, FAAN

THE Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Thursday, said the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu runway is safe for landing and of international standard after a joint inspection of the runway. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, led other eminent dignitaries of the… Continue reading Enugu Airport runway safe for landing – NCAA, FAAN

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Ahmadi elders ask govt to tackle youth unemployment via agriculture

THE elders forum of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at has urged government to tackle youth unemployment with much robustness, adding that the major drawback towards socio-economic development was youth unemployment and should be confronted headlong. Over 35,000 Ahmadi Muslims converged at the Oakland Farm, Hadeeqatul Madhi, Hampshire, London The forum maintained that proper technical training,… Continue reading Ahmadi elders ask govt to tackle youth unemployment via agriculture

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I’m going to Senate 2019 to reinforce Buhari ‘s support base

A senatorial aspirant and one time Senator representing Katsina Central Senatorial district, former Senator Ibrahim Idah has declared interest to run for the Senatorial seat in the 2019 general elections, stating categorically that he is going to the Senate to reinforce the support base of President Muhammadu Buhari. election This was as he said the… Continue reading I’m going to Senate 2019 to reinforce Buhari ‘s support base

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APC scared of possibility of my presidential candidacy

All Progressives Congress, APC, has welcomed Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, into the 2019 presidential race on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but with a reminder to him that Nigerians have become tired of his brand of politics. Saraki “Nigerians have had enough of Bukola Saraki’s retrogressive and disruptive style of politics and… Continue reading APC scared of possibility of my presidential candidacy

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2019: Group pays N45m to buy APC presidential forms for Buhari

AHEAD of the 2019 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, picked his expression of interest and nomination form to contest in the forthcoming primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. Buhari The form, sold for N45 million, was purchased on his behalf by one of his support groups, the Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network. Many… Continue reading 2019: Group pays N45m to buy APC presidential forms for Buhari

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HYPREP deploys 100 companies for scoping

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP, has deployed over 100 companies to carry out scoping exercise in the impacted communities of Ogoni ethnic nationality. Ogoni land, polluted with oil spills This is part of the selection process for companies that will participate in the remediation of the oil polluted communities of Ogoni ethnic nationality. Speaking… Continue reading HYPREP deploys 100 companies for scoping

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EFCC arraigns music label boss for defrauding US firm

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arraigned the Chief Executive Officer of Canbit Music, Olusegun Ake, before an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding an American company, Renovate America Incorporated. EFCC alleged that Ake defrauded the company through a new type of phishing called Ijobak, which lures human resources, accounting and payroll… Continue reading EFCC arraigns music label boss for defrauding US firm

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Buhari seeks China’s support for Mambilla power project

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday asked for the support of the Chinese government towards the completion of the Mambilla Power Project in Taraba State. He made the request during the signing of an agreement with President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the 74th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. The Mambilla… Continue reading Buhari seeks China’s support for Mambilla power project

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Group donates N45m for Buhari’s re-election forms

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a group known as Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN), has procured N40million nomination and N5million expression of interest forms towards ensuring re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Members of the group were received by the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. NCAN’s National Coordinator, Sunnsi Musa, said… Continue reading Group donates N45m for Buhari’s re-election forms

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I’m still in presidential race, Ideh insists

A former presidential aspirant under the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Dr. Elishama Ideh, yesterday insisted that she was still in the race. This is coming in spite of the decision of Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT), which produced Fela Durotoye as the party’s consensus candidate. Ideh, who disclosed this at a media briefing in… Continue reading I’m still in presidential race, Ideh insists

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Akpabio’s defection, Udom’s bounce

It was a rumour that had been long in coming both in Akwa Ibom State and even at the national level where he relocated to play national politics in 2015 after eight eventful years as governor of Akwa Ibom State. Akpabio Senator Godswill Akpabio’s touch in Akwa Ibom State had during his time in office… Continue reading Akpabio’s defection, Udom’s bounce

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Lawyers divided over superiority of FOI to Official Secret Act

On August 13, 2018,Samuel Ogundipe, Scurity Sector reporter with Premium Times, an online newspaper, was arrested by the pPolice in Abuja. Ogundipe’s arrest was sequel to a story he had written revealing a report by the Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Idris to then acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The said report indicted the Director-General of… Continue reading Lawyers divided over superiority of FOI to Official Secret Act

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Osun’s ‘uncommon’ contender

My three days with Osun State’s now out-going Governor, Ogbeni, Rauf Aregbesola still brings fond memories. They bring reminiscences of a state eight years in the hands of an uncommon, atypical state administrator -the ‘un-typical Governor’ I had described him. Or the ‘unusual’ one –especially in a country where, ironically, what is ‘usual’ because it… Continue reading Osun’s ‘uncommon’ contender

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Two weeks to election,Over 460, 000 PVCs uncollected

THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, disclosed that over 460,000 persons may be barred from voting in the September 22 Osun governorship election if they fail to claim their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs. INEC boss It also assured Nigerians that the Osun governorship election in the state will be used to send a warning… Continue reading Two weeks to election,Over 460, 000 PVCs uncollected

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Fear grips Ondo Cabinet: You’re on your own

FEAR has gripped members of the Ondo State Executive Council desiring to contest the forthcoming National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections. The prospective aspirants are on edge after it emerged that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had warned them that their positions would be immediately filled once they resigned their appointments to contest the election.… Continue reading Fear grips Ondo Cabinet: You’re on your own