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Tinubu: let’s fight poverty to immortalise MKO Abiola


Another crusade is on the way, after the honour done to the late Chief Moshood Abiola and the late rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi. The new crusade, according to All Progesssives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is the adoption of  Abiola’s manifesto, “Farewell to poverty”. This, Tinubu said, will immortalise the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, which the business ... Read More »

Minister accuses NLC of undermining national interest


Minister of Labour and Employment  Chris Ngige has said   the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)’s decision to report the country to the Committee on the Application of Standard of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) was done in bad faith and against national interest. The NLC had written to the committee reporting both Kaduna and Kogi state governments and asking the ILO to send a high-powered delegation ... Read More »

APC convention: Over 179 jostle for 43 NWC positions


As of the time of the close of the sale of forms for the 43 positions by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Friday, over 176 party members had purchased and submitted forms for screening. This was revealed by the Chairman of the screening sub-committee of the APC National Convention Planning Committee, Aminu Bello Masari, in an interview with newsmen in ... Read More »

Nurse remanded for alleged murder of Senator Adeleke


An Osun State High Court sitting in Ede has ordered that Mr Alfred Aderibigbe, the nurse who administered the drugs which allegedly killed Senator Isiaka Adeleke, be remanded in custody. According to a statement on Sunday by the Press Officer, Osun State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Opeyemi Bello, the nurse, who was arraigned on murder before Justice Ayo Oyebiyi on Friday pleaded not guilty to ... Read More »

Herdsmen Kill Because They Are Criminally-Minded, Benue People Tell Defense Minister Ali


Last Tuesday, Minister of Defense, Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan Ali (ret.), drew the ire of Benue people after he called for the suspension of open grazing prohibition law in states where it is in operation, blaming killings by militant herdsmen across the country on the law. Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali The statement got the people, young and old, rallying round Governor Samuel Ortom administration. ... Read More »

2019: I’m Running For President – Donald Duke


Another high-profile candidate has announced he wants to stand in next year’s presidential election in Nigeria but held off declaring which party he would represent. Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross Rivers, told AFP: “I’m running. I am sure many, many will join.” Duke is a respected politician who was in charge of Cross Rivers for eight years until 2007 and is a member ... Read More »

FG Should Release Poll Result, Pronounce Abiola Winner — MKO’s Son, Abdulmumuni

AbdulMumuni, one of the sons of the acclaimed winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief Moshood Abiola, speaks to TOBI AWORINDE on the recognition accorded his father by President Muhammadu Buhari How do you feel about President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to change the official Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12 to recognise the annulled 1993 presidential election that your father won ... Read More »

APC Parallel Excos Plan Mass Defection


The All Progressives Congress leaders who organised parallel congresses which produced separate executives in some states are planning a mass defection if the Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee of the party fails to address their grievances. Investigations by correspondents in the affected states showed that while some state factions of the APC were perfecting strategies to dump the party, others preferred to remain within the system and ... Read More »

nPDP Gives Condition For Resumption Of Talks


Members of the All Progressives Congress loyal to the Kawu Baraje-led defunct new Peoples Democratic Party have indicated interest in returning to the negotiating table only in an environment devoid of fear and intimidation. Baraje, the National Chairman of the defunct nPDP, said this on a political programme on Television Continental monitored in Abuja on Saturday. He explained that members of his group were still interested in ... Read More »

Senate wants MKO Abiola declared as ex-President …says INEC should release June 12 poll results


The Senate has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, the late Chief Moshood Abiola, and his running mate, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe. While backing the declaration of June 12 as the new Democracy Day, the Senate resolved that the Independent National Electoral Commission (then the National Electoral Commission) should declare the results of the 1993 election. ... Read More »

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