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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 »

Melaye’s Recall: Court Strikes Out INEC’s Motion For Substituted Service


Efforts by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to enforce a court order against the embattled senator representing Kogi West Federal Constituency, Dino Melaye, suffered a setback Thursday as the Abuja division of the Federal High Court struck out a motion exparte seeking substituted service on Melaye. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba struck out the motion following an oral application by INEC’s counsel, Yunus Ustas (SAN), to ... Read More »

Ngige Attacks Obi Over Anambra Poll


The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said that a former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi came into politics without a vision. Ngige spoke in Awka, Anambra State capital, during a stakeholders’ meeting of the All Progressives Congress in preparation for its governorship campaign. He added that Obi left as governor of the state after eight years without positively impacting ... Read More »

My Govt Not Marginalising South-East, Buhari Tells Igbo Leaders


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said allegations of under-representation of Igbos in his government were unfounded. He said while he gave the South-East zone four substantive ministers, he could not take any decision on foreign policy and investments without the input of two of them. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving leaders from the region ... Read More »

Buhari’s Discussion With World Bank Boss Twisted – Presidency


The Presidency on Friday said the reported discussion between President Muhammadu Buhari and the World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, was deliberately twisted by those who it said specialise in such acts. Media reports had it that  Kim disclosed in Washington DC, United States of America, that  Buhari had requested a concentration of the bank’s intervention efforts in the northern part of Nigeria. The Special Adviser to the ... Read More »

National Assembly Backs Probe Into Aso Rock Clinic

Nigerian lawmakers are to look into the financing of the country’s presidential health facility, after criticism it lacks drugs and equipment despite massive government funding. The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said there was a need to probe “the deplorable condition of the State House Clinic” and alleged deductions from payments to staff. The clinic has been allocated just over 11 billion naira ($30 ... Read More »

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