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Budget Padding: Jibrin Resumes Today As Reps Lift Suspension

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday lifted the suspension placed on its former Chairman, Committee on Appropriations, Mr. Abdulmumini Jibrin. Jibrin, who was suspended for 180 legislative days in September 2016, had been out of the House for almost one year and four months before he was recalled on Tuesday. The House lifted the suspension after the All Progressives Congress member from Kano State “apologised” ... Read More »

Buhari Sacks Boroh, Orders Probe

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sacked his Special Adviser on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.). In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President also named Prof. Charles Dokubo as his replacement. In addition to his sack, Buhari directed the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, to carry out a ... Read More »

No Decision Yet On 2019, Our Concern Is Restructuring – Ohanaeze

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The apex socio-political body of the Igbo, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said it will consult widely before taking any decision on the 2019 elections. The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Mr. Chuks Ibegbu, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said the association’s position on the forthcoming elections would be based on the views of Ndigbo. “Ohanaeze Ndigbo will consult widely before taking any ... Read More »

Why Buhari Must Stop Negotiating, Paying Ransom To Boko Haram Terrorists – Jonathan’s Ex-Aide, Omokri

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-aide, Reno Omokri, has admonished the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to stop negotiating and paying ransom to Boko Haram terrorists. Omokri said by paying ransom to Boko Haram, government was indirectly financing the terrorist group. Omokri warned that negotiating with terrorists will always “come back to haunt” the nation. In an article, the former aide wrote: “I have just watched ... Read More »

2019: We’ll Assess All Presidential Candidates, Say Northern Elders

Northern leaders on Wednesday said they would assess candidates of all political parties before supporting any contestant for the 2019 presidential election. The statesmen, under the aegis of the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders’ Assembly, said they would wait for various political parties to present their candidates. The NLSA stated this in Abuja at the inauguration of its standing committees, which it said,  would, among others ... Read More »

FG Raises Concern Over Air Safety, Probes Dana Operations

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday expressed concerns over air incidents recorded in the country recently. At a meeting of the council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, was asked to brief members on steps so far taken on the development. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, ... Read More »

Lamido Blasts APC, Says Nigeria Sick

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Alhaji Sule Lamido has blasted the ruling party, the All Progresses Congress (APC) for poor performance over the past three years. Speaking in Calabar on Wednesday while paying courtesy visit to Governor Ben Ayade, Alhaji Lamido regretted that Nigeria now had more injuries than before. “In 1999 we won, we had stable economy, stable development but along the ... Read More »

2019: Senator Jeremiah Useni Expresses Desire To Be Nigeria’s Oldest Governor

Senator representing Plateau South District in the National Assembly, Lt. Gen. Jeremiah Useni (rtd) has expressed his desire to govern Plateau State. Useni, a former governor of Bendel state said he had plans to offer to the people of Plateau, something ‘juicier’ than what Simon Lalong, the incumbent governor, aged 54 is serving them. In a letter addressed to Timothy Golu, a member of the ... Read More »

3 Ministries To Update FEC On Activities

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Three ministries are slated to update the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on their activities since November, 2015, during the FEC meeting on Wednesday. The FEC meeting is presided over by President Muhammadu Buhar, who returned from Accra, Ghana on Tuesday after attending Ghana’s 61st independence anniversary. Also in attendance at the FEC meeting are the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the ... Read More »

Taraba Visit: PDP, Afenifere, CDHR, Others Berate Buhari Over Comments On Killings

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Groups including the Peoples Democratic Party,  Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, National Council of Tiv Youths and Afenifere have lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari over his statements on the  killings in the country during his visit to Taraba State on Monday. The President had, during the visit, said the crisis in Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State had claimed more lives than herdsmen ... Read More »

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