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S’East Govs Meet Over Ekwueme’s Burial


Governors of the South-Eastern states, on Friday, met in Enugu to deliberate on arrangements for the burial of the Second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme. The elder statesman is to be buried on February 2, 2018. Briefing journalists after the meeting, the Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, said the governors were committed to the success of ... Read More »

No Apologies For Supporting Buhari’s Re-Election Bid- El-Rufai


Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday said northern governors were committed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid and have no apologies for their stand. El-Rufai was speaking after seven state governors from the Northern part of the country met behind closed doors with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. All the governors were elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. The ... Read More »

I’m Still In Race For Presidency, Says Fayose


Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said that he is still in the race for the 2019 presidential election despite the Peoples Democratic Party zoning the ticket to the North. Fayose said he decided to soft-pedal on his campaign because of the July 14, 2018 Ekiti governorship poll. He a to repeat a resounding victory against Dr. Kayode Fayemi, if he is picked as the ... Read More »

Buhari Chairs First 2018 FEC MeetingBuhari Chairs First 2018 FEC Meeting


President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the first Federal Executive Council, (FEC), meeting in 2018 at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa Abuja. The meeting that started exactly 11am with virtually all the Ministers in attendance is the first FEC after the Christmas and New Year holidays. Present at the meeting were the General Manager of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hajia Adiza Bala Usman ... Read More »

Maina: Senate Knocks AGF, Sagay Seeks Malami’s Probe


The Senate, on Tuesday, berated the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), for his moves to stop the National Assembly’s investigation into the controversial reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina. The upper chamber of the National Assembly said Malami had been “running around the courts” to stop the ... Read More »

Benue Killings: IGP, Idris Finally Arrives Benue After Buhari’s Order

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has arrived Benue State, following an order from President Muhammadu Buhari. Idris arrived Makurdi, the State capital on Wednesday and was received by the Acting Inspector General of Police incharge of Zone 4, at the State Police Headquaters.A tweet on the official social media handle of the Nigerian Police Force reads, “INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, IGP IBRAHIM K. ... Read More »

Search For PDP Presidential Candidate Has Started, Says BOT

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The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party said in Abuja on Tuesday it had commenced the search for who would fly the party’s presidential flag in 2019. The BoT Chairman, Walid Jibrin, said this while receiving members of a PDP group, Ward-2-Ward, at the party’s Presidential Campaign Office, which is also known as the Legacy House. The office is located at the Maitama ... Read More »

2019: Presidential Aide, Ojudu Speaks On Buhari’s Ambition


Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Affairs, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has said the President Buhari is currently addressing his mind to overpower the myriad of challenges confronting the nation and as such is not yet interested in 2019 presidential election. According to him, 2019 is still far away, adding that the president would come out at the right time to address the nation ... Read More »

Full Text Of Muhammadu Buhari’s 2018 New Year Address


I join my fellow citizens this morning to welcome and celebrate the New Year 2018. This year promises to be pivotal in our quest for CHANGE. Unfortunately, I am saddened to acknowledge that for many this Christmas and New Year holidays have been anything but merry and happy. Instead of showing love, companionship and charity, some of our compatriots chose this period to inflict severe ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Problems More To Do With Process Than Structure – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s problems have to do more with process than structure. Buhari made his position known in his New Year nationwide broadcast to Nigerians early on Monday. He noted that while the nation had tried the parliamentary system of government and jettisoned it, there was ongoing clamour to return to the same system. He urged Nigerians to learn to give ... Read More »

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