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APC Govs Told Buhari To Run For Second Term – Okorocha


The Governor of Imo State and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha, has said that the governors elected on the platform of the party, have unanimously agreed that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term in office and have therefore asked him to declare to run in the next election. Okorocha gave the hint while fielding questions from journalists at the ... Read More »

Herdsmen Killings: Miyetti Allah, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Reject Osinbajo Panel


The North-East zonal Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Alhaji Mafindi Danburam, has said the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo-led committee on killings by herdsmen would not produce the desired result with the inclusion of Ishaku and Samuel Ortom of Benue. He told SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday that the two governors, who have promulgated “military decrees” in their states, would make attempt to influence other members of ... Read More »

NIA DG Qualified For The Job, Presidency Replies


The Presidency has frowned on media reports criticising the appointment of the new Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Ahmed Rufa’i. A statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Deputy Director (Information), Media Unit of the State House, Mr Abiodun Oladunjoye, quoted Malam Garba Shehu, a Presidential Spokesman as flaying the negative reports. Shehu expressed concern during a send-off for the newly-appointed director-general of ... Read More »

2019 Polls: INEC Faces Logistic Challenge


Except deliberate steps are taken to reverse the trend, the 2019 general elections could prove very herculean and unwieldy for the nation’s electoral management body, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. This is because barring any last minute withdrawal of applications, no fewer than 100 political parties would be participating in the general elections, a situation that could confound a large chunk of the 85 ... Read More »

Benue Massacre: Benue Elders Condemn Visit By Northern Govs, Demand Apology


A group of prominent Benue indigenes, Benue Advancement Forum, BAF, has described the visit by members of the Northern Governors Forum to the State three weeks after the killing of 73 innocent people by suspected herdsmen in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of the state, as belated, face-saving and mockery on the State. The organisation, led by its Chairman, Professor David Iornem, made its ... Read More »

Sultan and I are Miyetti Allah’s patrons, says Sanusi


The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he personally gave the Federal Government pictures of 800 Fulani herdsmen and their families that were killed in Taraba State last year but the government had yet to take action. He added that the killings in the Middle Belt were being perpetrated by both the herdsmen and the locals, stressing that the murder of the herdsmen was ... Read More »

FG Urges Restraint In Media Coverage Of Farmers – Herders’ Crisis


The Federal Government has made a passionate appeal to the media and public commentators to exercise utmost restraint in their coverage of the fallouts of the recent farmers/herders’ clash in Benue State in order not to further inflame passion and worsen the situation. Also, the Presidency has alerted Nigerians about a fake Twitter handle purportedly belonging to President Muhammadu Buhari which had been posting spurious ... Read More »

Reps C’ttee Flay NIMASA for Awarding $195m Maritime Contract to Israeli Firm


The House of Representatives saturday flayed the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for awarding the contract of patrolling the nation’s maritime domain to an Israeli firm to the tune of $195 million. According to the Reps, the contract was not just a security breach but also defies the local content law, which promulgates patronising made in Nigeria goods and services. The Chairman, House ... Read More »

FG Is Working To Reduce Mercury Use In Nigeria – Muazu


The Federal Government says it is working assiduously to develop a National Action Plan to reduce the use of Mercury in Nigeria. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Abdukadir Muazu, said this in Abuja at a workshop for National Comprehensive Analysis of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sector. The capacity building was aimed at supporting the development of National Action Plan for ... Read More »

Court Reverses Judgment Declaring Okonkwo As PDP Senator


The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday reversed its judgment declaring Dr. Obiora Okonkwo of the Peoples Democratic Party as the elected Senator for the Anambra Central Senatorial District. Justice John Tsoho ruled that he was misled by Okonkwo to give the judgment. Friday’s ruling cleared the coast for the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct the rerun scheduled for Saturday (today). The judge ... Read More »

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