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President Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting, Leaves For Turkey


President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of Federal Executive Council in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting which started at about 10 a.m., was attended by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Habiba Lawal and cabinet ministers. The president was scheduled to leave Abuja for Turkey immediately after the Council’s meeting. A statement by ... Read More »

State Governors Demand Fresh Bailout From Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday lamented that despite the various interventions by the Federal Government, there were still complaints and agitations by workers over unpaid salaries and allowances by state governments. He wondered how the unpaid workers had been managing to meet their needs. Buhari made his position known while addressing a delegation of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, led by the forum’s chairman, Abdulaziz Yari, ... Read More »

GEJ, IBB In Closed-Door Meeting In Minna


FORMER President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on Wednesday, arrived Minna, Niger State Capital, where he held a closed-door meeting with former military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida at his uphill residence. Jonathan according to a source arrived the Niger state capital at about 10.00am in a GMC bulletproof SUV with registration number ABJ 961ER. He was said to have been accompanied by former Senator Nimi Barigha ... Read More »

We Must Win 2019 Presidential Election – Jonathan


Ex- President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must win the 2019 presidential election if they make the right choice of candidates for the party’s national working committee (NWC) at the December convention newsmen report. “This is key so that by 2019 when we go for the general elections, PDP will have the majority in the states and national assemblies and ... Read More »

Rumour Of Army Free Immunization Disrupts Activities In Rivers Schools

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PORT HAR-COURT— There was panic in primary and secondary schools in Rivers State, yesterday, following a rumour that the Nigerian Army had stormed schools with free immunization against Monkey Pox. The same rumour that caused uproar in all states of the South-East, penultimate week, spread in Rivers State and forced all academic activities to be disrupted. The rumour had it that the military is vaccinating ... Read More »

I Will Never Return To PDP, Says Obasanjo


A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has vowed never to return to the Peoples Democratic Party. This was what he told journalists after he met with the  National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed-doors. The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, which lasted for one hour. The former president said, “I will never return to the PDP, ... Read More »

UPDATED: Court Orders Senator Abaribe, Others, To Explain Kanu’s Whereabouts


KANU Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered Senator Eyninnaya Abaribe, and two others standing as sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to explain the IPOB leader’s whereabouts. Kanu who was granted bail by the judge on April 24, 2017, was absent from court on Tuesday when his trial was billed ... Read More »

No $25bn NNPC Contract Missing – Presidency


The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande in a statement in Abuja said that there were no contracts procured by the NNPC based on the leaked memo of the Petroleum Resources Minister of State, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, adding that such impressions had been “maliciously” created in the past few weeks. Akande who said he was responding to media ... Read More »

Presidency Blames PDP For Restructuring Agitations


The presidency has blamed the growing clamour for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation on those opposed to the Muhammadu Buhari administration, particularly the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), despite the fact that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is not antagonistic to restructuring. The Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina made this known at the weekend while speaking on the ... Read More »

Oyegun: Akande’s Comment on APC Presidential Ticket His Personal Opinion


x-chairman’s remark that party’s presidential ticket is open to all unsettles South-west APC Clash of interests polarises party’s panel on restructuring Olawale Olaleye in Lagos and Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has said the statement credited to his predecessor, Chief Bisi Akande, that the party’s presidential ticket for 2019 election was open to all ... Read More »

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