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Convention: PDP Clears George, Adeniran, Secondus, Others

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The screening committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has cleared all the nine national chairmanship aspirants and certified them fit  to take part in Saturday’s national convention of the party. Chairman of the committee, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, presented certificates of clearance to them a few minutes ago at the National Executive Committee hall at the party secretariat located as Zone 5, Abuja  The aspirants are ... Read More »

I Have Lived Up To Expectation Of Osun People – Aregbesola


The Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on Thursday said he has lived up to the expectation of the majority of the people in the state, in terms of basic infrastructure and necessary needs of the people. He maintained that the major programmes and policies of his administration, specifically in capital projects and human development remained of a great benefit to the masses. The Governor ... Read More »

Parties Reject INEC’s Date For Taraba By-Election


Stakeholders in Taraba State on Thursday unanimously kicked against the January 13, 2018 date for the conduct of Ardo Kola State Constituency by-election by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The date was rejected at a stakeholder meeting convened by the Acting Resident Electoral Commissioner in Taraba, Alhaji Umar Muhammed, in Jalingo. The Taraba Assembly Speaker, Abel Diah, had on November 20, declared vacant the seat ... Read More »

Why I Said ‘I Belong To Everybody, Belong To Nobody’ – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he said “I belong to everybody and belong to nobody” during his swearing in after he won the 2015 presidential election. This was part of a statement on Thursday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. President Buhari spoke at a state dinner held in his honour in Kano on Wednesday. According to Buhari, whose ... Read More »

Senate Investigates SARS Over Alleged Human Rights Abuses


The Senate on Tuesday mandated its Ad Hoc Committee on Security to investigate allegations of human rights abuses against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad on the Nigeria Police Force. The move was sequel to a Point-of-Order raised by Sen. Isa Misau (APC-Bauchi) during plenary. Misau said that under the Police Act and regulation, the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (Force CID) was the highest investigative ... Read More »

2019 : Why I’m Supporting Buhari For Second Term – Governor Ortom


Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has explained why he is supporting President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in 2019. Ortom said he was backing Buhari for another term due to the president’s integrity, discipline and courage to fight corruption. The governor said these qualities stand him out as the right man for the job till 2023. Speaking in Makurdi, the state capital, Ortom faulted ... Read More »

Obiano Presents N166.9bn Budget For 2018 To Anambra House Of Assembly


Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Thursday, presented before the members of the state House of Assembly a draft budget of N166.9 billion for tge 2018 fiscal year. Obiano said the 2018 budget entitled “Budget for Value-for-Money, Economic Diversification and Job Creation” would create jobs and also boost the state’s economy. He said Job Creation was number three in his 2018 fiscal year with a ... Read More »

Ministry Of Interior Denies Reinstating Maina


The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji, has declared that the Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdurasheed Maina, was not reinstated. He called on anyone with document showing that Maina was reinstated and assigned office to come forward and present it. Magaji said this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee investigating the recall and ... Read More »

Appeal Court Finally Rules In Suit Challenging Tambuwal’s Emergence


The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, on Thursday, dismissed the appeal case filed by Sen. Umaru Dahiru, challenging the emergence of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as governor of Sokoto State. The Court had earlier in the month reserved judgment in the suit filed on account of, “non-compliance with laws in the conduct of the primary election” that produced Tambuwal in 2014 as the governorship candidate of ... Read More »

Why I Am With Governors In Abidjan – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday admitted, albeit jokingly, that he decided to be in company of some state governors in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for electoral purposes. Buhari said this while interacting with the Nigerian community in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. He is in the country for the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit. He is being accompanied by a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, ... Read More »

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