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UK returns £70m to Nigeria
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UK returns £70m to Nigeria

As British Prime Minister Theresa May visits Nigeria and two other African countries this week, the country reported it had returned £70 million recovered from a Nigerian, who was convicted of fraud by an Italian court. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, said in Abuja: “There was an Italian court case with a particular person involved. A portion the fund has been in the UK and that was the portion that was returned recently from the UK to Nigeria.’’ The envoy did not mention the identity of the Nigerian involved in the offence, but said more funds would be repatriated. He stressed that his country was working with the Nigerian government to accelerate the legal process of returning the looted money. “The British government has no intention of keepi...
Three Months After ‘Imprisonment’ For ‘Mismanaging N6.3bn’, Jonah Jang Declares To Run For President
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Three Months After ‘Imprisonment’ For ‘Mismanaging N6.3bn’, Jonah Jang Declares To Run For President

Mr Jonah Jang, former Governor of Plateau State, has formally announced his decision to join the 2019 presidential race on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), SaharaReporters reports. Flanked by his wife and supporters, Jang made the declarartion on Tuesday at the secretariat of the party in Jos, capital of Plateau State. The announcement comes three months after Jang, who is currently representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, spent nine days at the detention facility of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and was subsequently remanded in Jos Prison for another eight days for allegedly mismanaging N6.3billion towards the end of his governorship tenure. In May, EFCC arraigned Jang before Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Cou...
“I Can No Longer Be In The Same Party As Bode George” – Moshood Salvador
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“I Can No Longer Be In The Same Party As Bode George” – Moshood Salvador

Moshood Salvador, the Lagos State PDP chairman has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress(APC) and he said his exit marks the death of PDP in the state. Salvador announced his defection on Monday while addressing his supporters in Lagos saying he took decision the because all his efforts to move the PDP in the state forward had been frustrated by some elements in the party. He alleged that a former deputy national of the party, Chief Olabode George, had done everything possible to undermine the progress of the party in the state. He said he could no longer labour in vain, adding that the national leadership of the party had done nothing to support or appreciate his efforts as PDP Chairman. “When you have people or leadership that cannot give you encouragement to...
PDP Begins Sale Of Nomination Forms (Check Out Cost Of Forms)
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PDP Begins Sale Of Nomination Forms (Check Out Cost Of Forms)

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has announced the sale of its nomination and expression of interest forms to its members who are interested in contesting elections in the country in 2019. The announcement was made by the National Organising Secretary of the party , Col . Austin Akobundu ( retd . ) in Abuja on Monday. Before the announcement was made , the party ’ s National Working Committee led by Prince Uche Secondus , had met with state chairmen of the party. It was gathered that the decision to start selling the forms was taken at the meeting . The selling of the form , Akobundu said , would end on September 6. While presidential and governorship aspirants are to collect and submit their forms at the national secretariat of the party, those aspiring...
Nigeria’s Problems Not A Matter Of Restructuring, Says Osinbajo
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Nigeria’s Problems Not A Matter Of Restructuring, Says Osinbajo

In contrast to simple geographical restructuring of the country, prudent management of national resources and providing for the people properly, are better ideas for Nigeria’s development challenges, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo who stated this while fielding questions from a cross-section of Nigerians at a town hall meeting in Minnesota, the United States of America on Sunday, spoke on a wide range of issues covering the economy, anti-corruption, health, agriculture among others. According to the Vice President, “the problem with our country is not a matter of restructuring and we must not allow ourselves to be drawn into the argument that our problems stem from some geographical restructuring. It is about managing resources properly and providi...
You Do Not Have The Moral Right To Challenge Buhari To Debate On Good Governance, APC Tells PDP
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You Do Not Have The Moral Right To Challenge Buhari To Debate On Good Governance, APC Tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that the Peoples’ Democratic Party lacks the moral right to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari to a debate on good governance. In a statement issued by the party through it National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yekini Nabena, APC described the call for a debate as ridiculous and laughable. Buhari had earlier been challenged to a public debate on good governance by the main opposition PDP ahead of the 2019 general election. The APC said: “A party whose administration placed the economy on life-support through its voodoo economics and fiscal recklessness, the PDP cannot be in a position to debate on good governance. “We view this request by the PDP as another laughable example of its selective amnesia on the 16 years of locust it wr...
I Regret Supporting Buhari – Kwankwaso
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I Regret Supporting Buhari – Kwankwaso

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant and the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has stated that he and others who left the PDP in the 2014 general election to support President Muhammadu Buhari against Former President Goodluck Jonathan are currently grappling with the regret of their actions. Kwankwaso, who described the economic policy of the President has counterproductive, was in Owerri, the Imo state capital on a consultation visit to PDP members. He added that the transition of government at the federal level was the only solution to the problem of poor infrastructural amenities in the south-east region. Kwankwaso assured that the All Progressive Congress (APC) will give back the mandate of the people it took in 2015 to the PDP in 20...
INEC Budget: National Assembly Rejects N189bn, Insists On N143bn
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INEC Budget: National Assembly Rejects N189bn, Insists On N143bn

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters on Monday rejected the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) proposed budget of N189 billion, urging the electoral body to revert to the initial N143 billion earlier submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers stated this after a closed-door meeting of the Joint Committee chaired by Senator Suleiman Nazif (APC, Bauchi). Nazif, who read out the resolution of the Joint Committee to newsmen in Abuja, said, "As you are aware, our last meeting was held on August 17. "We decided to resume today August 27, to consider the harmonised budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). "The Joint Committee has sat and we have deliberated a position to adopt the N143 billion earlier presented...
Governor, Obiano Is Joining APC – Ngige Speaks On Why South-East Should Support Buhari
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Governor, Obiano Is Joining APC – Ngige Speaks On Why South-East Should Support Buhari

According to reports, Ngige said: “When he finishes serving, he will come. I’m sure. He is a pragmatist, he is a realist. I have tried to let him know that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is good, but it’s a regional party. You can’t use a regional party to go and do election and fight. “People have abandoned the idea of regional parties. That’s why AD, AC decided that after many years of staying at the periphery of Federal Government, they decided to coalesce with LPP; CPC and rebel faction of APGA, led by Rochas Okorocha and formed APC. “So, regional parties are not in vogue and the governor knows. Even his predecessor, Peter Obi, when he was using APGA to canvass and do other things, it dawned on him that he cannot be playing in the region with a regional party. “He ca...
‘Police Want Kill Me By Forcefully Taking Me To Lokoja’ – Dino Melaye
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‘Police Want Kill Me By Forcefully Taking Me To Lokoja’ – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, has accused the Nigeria Police Force of conniving with the Kogi State Government to kill him. According to him, the plan was to find him "culpable [of] homicide and illegal possession of [firearms]". He said it would be the sixth time the Police would arraign him. In two tweets via his handle on Monday, Melaye also noted that the plan to "accuse" him of lies is "ridiculous". The posts read: "Nigerian Police, working with Kogi State Govt, is trying to frame me up again with culpable homicide and illegal possession of firearm. This is going to be the 6th arraignment of police against me. They want to forcefully take me to Lokoja and kill me afterwards. cc: UN, EU, USA, AU. Senator Dino Melaye @dino_...
Ngige Dares Oshiomhole Again, Delays NSITF Board Inauguration
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Ngige Dares Oshiomhole Again, Delays NSITF Board Inauguration

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has again defied the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, by refusing to inaugurate the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund over a month after he promised to do so. Oshiomhole had on July 23, 2018, threatened to expel Ngige from the party for failing to set up the board over five months after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered all ministers to inaugurate boards of government agencies. The APC chairman had also alleged that Ngige was intentionally delaying the setting up of the board in order to retain the exclusive powers of awarding contracts from the agency which receives billions of naira monthly. In a letter, however, Ngige had promised to inaugurate the board of the NSITF bef...
Peter Obi: Nigeria’s Economy On Life Support Over N22.7trn Debt
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Peter Obi: Nigeria’s Economy On Life Support Over N22.7trn Debt

Former governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi has warned that Nigeria’s economy is on life support following the unprecedented hike in the country’s debt profile. Obi, who was speaking at the generation conference organised by the Summit Bible Church last weekend, stated that with the country’s debt put at N22.7 trillion and unemployment rate at 60 per cent, it will take a miracle for the country to survive unless people with proven experience in the management of resources are elected into leadership positions in the country. He, therefore, pleaded with Nigerians to choose their leaders wisely during elections. The former governor stressed that if 50 per cent of the country’s revenue is used to settle such debt, Nigerians will continue to groan. He called on Nigerians to vote ou...
Lagos PDP Chairman Set To Defect To APC
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Lagos PDP Chairman Set To Defect To APC

Barring any last minute change of plan, the Lagos State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Moshood Salvador, is set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Salvador is to join the ruling party with some executives of PDP and about 17 of the 20 PDP Local Government Area chairmen in Lagos State. New Telegraph exclusively learnt that Salvador has been having a running battle with some key leaders of the party in the state over the composition of the State Working Committee (SWC). Salvador, a former member of the House of Representatives from Lagos between 1999 and 2003 on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), became the state chairman of the party in November 2017. The PDP has not won governorship election in the state since 1999. According t...
Trump Said Buhari Is So Lifeless – Financial Times
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Trump Said Buhari Is So Lifeless – Financial Times

Donald Trump will welcome Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to the White House on Monday for what will be only the second one-on-one meeting the US president has held with an African leader since he took office last year. The first meeting, with Nigeria’s ailing 75-year-old Muhammadu Buhari in April, ended with the US president telling aides he never wanted to meet someone so lifeless again, according to three people familiar with the matter. Advocates of closer US-Africa ties hope his encounter with the younger, more urbane Mr Kenyatta, 56, will breathe fresh life into a relationship with a region that Washington is seen to have neglected as other countries, notably China, develop ever-closer trade and investment ties with the continent. Under Emmanuel Macron, France is also trying to res...
Atiku Speaks On Decamping From PDP To APGA
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Atiku Speaks On Decamping From PDP To APGA

The campaign office of former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has debunked the story from a section of the media that Atiku has defected from the PDP. A press statement on Sunday described the report as a malicious attempt to confuse the public about the aspiration of Atiku ahead of the forthcoming presidential primaries election of the PDP. The statement read; For the avoidance of any doubts, Atiku remains the frontline aspirant for the presidential ticket of the PDP. In the past two months, Atiku Abubakar has moved across states in the country consulting with stakeholders of the PDP and explaining to them his agenda encapsulated in the acronym JOBS: Jobs, Opportunity, Being united and Security) for Nigeria. The nationwide consultations continues this week with visi...
Imo LGA election: Okorocha’s APC wins 27 LGAs
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Imo LGA election: Okorocha’s APC wins 27 LGAs

The Imo state All Progressives Congress, APC, has won the 27 local government areas in the just concluded local government election in the state. The Chairman of the Imo state Independent Electoral Commission, ISIEC, Mr. Ethelbert Ibebuchi, Sunday announced this at the ISIEC, office along Orlu road in Owerri. Okorocha While under the councillorship positions held in 645 wards APC won in 636. While in four wards were won each by Accord party, 1, Rebuild Nigeria Party, 1, Peoples Redemption Party, 1, PRP, and KOWA party, 1. But according to Ibebuchi, elections could not hold in some wards in Oguta local government areas, Isiala Mbano, Aboh Mbaise and Owerri North local government area. Earlier in his speech before the declaration of the election results, the ISIEC chairman said: “In ...
APC Refuses To Give Senator Shehu Sani Automatic Ticket
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APC Refuses To Give Senator Shehu Sani Automatic Ticket

  The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said it has not handed automatic ticket to any Kaduna Senator. Senator Sani is the only APC Senator from Kaduna State, following the recent defection of his colleague from Kaduna North, Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi. The party, in a statement signed by its Deputy National Organizing Secretary, Mohammed Sani Ibrahim, said the rumour that automatic ticket had been given to a Senator should be disregarded. According to Ibrahim, “the National Working Committee of the APC has not handed over an automatic ticket to any senator in Kaduna State.” He added that whoever was interested in contesting had to slug it out at the primaries. According to him, “As a compatriot, I feel deeply disturbed by the rece...
APC Sweeps Imo Local Government Elections
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APC Sweeps Imo Local Government Elections

The Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC) has declared candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of Saturday’s local government election across the state. Mr Ethelbert Ibebuchi, Chairman of the electoral body, announced the results of the polls on Sunday at the commission’s headquarters in Owerri. He said that 13 political parties fielded candidates in the elections across the 27 local government areas and 645 wards in the state. Ibebuchi said that the APC won all but six councillorship positions while four wards were stood down because of irregularities. According to him, the APC chairmanship candidate for Aboh Mbaise local government, Chidi Nwaturuocha polled 15,411 votes to emerge winner, while Mr Adolphus Onuoha won in Ahiazu Mbaise local gov...
Late Senator John Mccain Bans President Trump From Attending His Funeral, Says Obama And Bush Should Give Eulogies
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Late Senator John Mccain Bans President Trump From Attending His Funeral, Says Obama And Bush Should Give Eulogies

The New York Times reports that former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have been asked to give eulogies at Senator John McCain’s funeral, but President Donald Trump has been banned from attending the ceremony.   John McCain, who died on Saturday at the age of 81, will lie in state in the Capital Rotunda in Washington, D.C., and receive a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. His death on Saturday triggered a flood of tributes and even from U.S. President Donald Trump that he greatly opposed. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter, have also paid tributes in memory of the senator. Trump, in a tweet said: “My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers a...
2019: Coalition Parties’ Presidential Primaries Threaten Alliance Against Buhari
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2019: Coalition Parties’ Presidential Primaries Threaten Alliance Against Buhari

The plans by 39 political parties which formed an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office through the polls next year, may be heading for a fall. According to SUNDAY PUNCH investigations, indications that the alliance has come under a big threat manifested when the Independent National Electoral Commission released the timetable for party primary election. The timetable indicated that all the parties that would be taking part in the 2019 general elections are expected to organise their primaries between August 18 and October 8. Findings by SUNDAY PUNCH revealed that all the political parties involved in the alliance have put in place mechanisms to conduct primaries that would produce their presidential candidates for the February...
5,000 PDP Members Defect To APC In Lagos
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5,000 PDP Members Defect To APC In Lagos

The fold of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos further swelled on Friday as many members, said to be about 5,000, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the party. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new entrants joined the APC at an elaborate ceremony at the ACME Road secretariat of the party. NAN reports that some 500 members of PDP had on July 3 also defected to APC in the state. The new defectors, who are members of the United Niger Delta group were led into their new party by Gabriel Ese, the group’s leader. They were received by the state chairman of the party, Tunde Balogun, along with some other party officials. Mr Balogun said the party was excited to receive the new members, particularly as they were many. He said the decis...
”I’m Not Losing Sleep Over Plots To Impeach Me” – Bukola Saraki says
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”I’m Not Losing Sleep Over Plots To Impeach Me” – Bukola Saraki says

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not losing sleep over plots and calls for his impeachment. After his defection on August 1st, the APC has called for his immediate resignation. The party chairman, Adams Oshiomole, has said that it is either Saraki resigns honorably or he will be impeached. Speaking in Delta state today where he went to pay a courtesy visit to the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, Saraki sai he is in no way losing sleep over the plots to impeach him. “I am not losing any sleep about impeachment. We have a country that a lot of Nigerians believe there must be rule of law and those who are talking about impeachment are engaging in cheap blackmail.  I am not concerned about that'' he said The purpose of the visit was not clear but Saraki who dumped the All Progressi...
Angela Merkel Set To Visit Nigeria, Other West African Nations On Wednesday
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Angela Merkel Set To Visit Nigeria, Other West African Nations On Wednesday

On Wednesday, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, will be visiting three West African countries, which includes; Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. Angela Merkel who will be accompanied by an economic delegation, will be discussing migration politics and her campaign to tackle the causes resulting in a stream of refugees to Europe during her visit to the West African countries. Deputy Government Spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer who confirmed the visit on Friday in Berlin, disclosed that on Wednesday afternoon the German Chancellor will be meeting Senegalese President, Macky Sall to discuss economic developments in the country and regional cooperation. In the evening she will meet with civil society representatives.Then it’s onto the Ghanaian capital of Accra to meet President, Nana Akufo-Add...
”APC Will Win 2019 Elections” – President Buhari Boasts
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”APC Will Win 2019 Elections” – President Buhari Boasts

President Buhari in Daura on Friday said the string of victory recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in bye-elections in Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi States is sufficient proof that 2019 elections will be won by the party. Receiving the representatives of the 34 Chairmen of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in Katsina State, President Buhari said: “coming against the backdrop of the victory in Ekiti governorship election, the string of victory by our party, the APC, is a clear indication of the way things will go in 2019. ‘‘For those who are discerning; those who have ears and eyes they will see, hear and understand. Those who don’t understand are entitled to their mistaken assumptions.” The President, therefore, emphasized that the victories in the recent ...
Foreign Affairs Minister, Onyeama Reacts To Attack On Enugu Government
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Foreign Affairs Minister, Onyeama Reacts To Attack On Enugu Government

Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, the minister of Foreign affairs, has denied the allegation that he condemned the Enugu State Government over non-performance. He revealed this in a stated through his media aide, Ms Sarah Sanda, in Abuja on Friday, that his message was directed at politicians seeking positions in the state and not the state government. Onyeama, stated that his statement was specifically directed at persons seeking elective positions under the All Progressives Congress. Recalling the statement, he said “it was not enough in seeking office to build houses and enrich yourselves; you have to create jobs. “Some of the irregular migrants leaving this country are from Enugu State, so, you have to do more to create jobs for the youth.” The Minister noted that the presence of wom...
”Those Defecting From One Party To The Other Need Psychiatric Test” – Timpre Sylva
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”Those Defecting From One Party To The Other Need Psychiatric Test” – Timpre Sylva

Former Bayelsa state governor and a chieftain of the ruling APC, says politicians who are defecting from one political party to another require psychiatric tests as their actions show they are not mentally stable   Sylva said this in a statement released by his media aide, Julius Bokoru. Sylva was reacting to rumours that he has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “While ordinarily such rumours are laughable at best and preposterous at worst, Governor Sylva wishes to state (for the sake of his surporters) that he remains firmly a member and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, a party he pioneered in Bayelsa state and a party he believes is steering the country out of the shackles of mediocrity and under-developmen...
69 FG’s Projects Ongoing In South-East – Lai Muhammed
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69 FG’s Projects Ongoing In South-East – Lai Muhammed

The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, has reacted to a statement credited to Governors of the South-East geo-political zone that the Federal Government has failed the zone in the provision of infrastructure saying no region was left out in the present administration’s infrastructure development. The minister said this in Ilorin on Thursday during the Buhari/Osinbajo 2019 project lecture and inauguration of ward/local government canvassers where he announced that 69 federal projects are currently ongoing in the region. According to Muhammed "Please permit me to use this platform to rebut the statement credited to Governors of the South-East geo-political zone that the Federal Government has failed the zone in the provision of infrastructure. While this claim may have mad...
FG To Submit 2019 Budget In September
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FG To Submit 2019 Budget In September

The federal government will present the 2019 budget to the National Assembly in September in a bid to restore the January to December budget cycle. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, confirmed this in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust in Abuja, The minister said the federal government had consulted widely with members of the National Assembly in that regard. The presentation of the last two budgets could not achieve that threshold. The president presented the 2017 fiscal document to the lawmakers in the second week of December 2016 while that of 2018 was presented in the first week of November, 2017. Speaking on the current effort, the minister said: “Our aspirations is that we want to meet the requirements of the law to submit it by Sep...
2019: Why Nigerians Must Stand Firmly Behind Buhari – Keyamo
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2019: Why Nigerians Must Stand Firmly Behind Buhari – Keyamo

NIGERIANS must stand firm behind President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election because it is time to pay him back for the good things he has done for the country, Festus Keyamo, has said. Mr Keyamo, a lawyer and the Media Director of Buhari Campaign Organisation, stated this in Ilorin while delivering his speech at the inauguration of Buhari/Osinbajo Project 2019. The legal practitioner who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said no government in the history of the country has recovered stolen money that belonged to Nigerians as President Buhari. He said the previous administrations established the worst system of government, based on sharing formula of the nation’s treasury. “They operated a system that ignored physical infrastructure in the country, that...
Igbo Group Wants FG To Declare Islamic Movement Terror Organisation
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Igbo Group Wants FG To Declare Islamic Movement Terror Organisation

An organisation known as the South-East Renewal Group (SERG) has called on the Federal Government to declare the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) a terrorist organisation. Charles Mbani, National President of SERG, made the call at a press conference in Abuja, Wednesday. SERG urged the Federal Government to file a suit at the Federal High Court aimed at designating IMN as a terrorist organisation as provided in the nation’s anti-terrorism laws. Mbani said the presidency should direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to immediately institute the suit. “Where the Federal Government fails to initiate the process of designating IMN as a terrorist organisation, we demand that Nigeria consequently allows IPOB and Boko Haram to op...
Femi Adesina Drags The Heck Out Of Nigerian Columnist, Akin Oshuntokun Over His False Claim On Bomb Blast
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Femi Adesina Drags The Heck Out Of Nigerian Columnist, Akin Oshuntokun Over His False Claim On Bomb Blast

The Presidency on Thursday called out a newspaper columnist, Akin Oshuntokun, over  his false claim that a bomb blast had gone off in Maiduguri, Borno, on Aug. 21, killing about 88 people.   Oshuntokun, a public affairs commentator, made the claim when he appeared on Politics Today programme of Channels Television, on Aug. 21 but Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja, condemned the claim, saying no such incident was recorded.   Adesina said, 'on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Akin Oshuntokun, a chieftain of the stillborn Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), appeared on Politics Today programme of Channels Television, and made the false claim that a bomb blast had gone off earlier in the day, killing about 88...
2019: Labour Party Pledges 16m Votes For PMB
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2019: Labour Party Pledges 16m Votes For PMB

The Labour Party (LP) has pledged to deliver 16 million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential elections The National Chairman of the Party, Dr Mike Omotosho gave the assurance on Thursday in Ilorin at a public lecture and inauguration of Wards and Local Governments canvassers for re-election bid of Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The event organised by the Buhari/Osinbajo 2019 Project was attended by the Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture and the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara. Omotosho, in a goodwill message at the event, said the labour party will support the re-election bid of Buhari and will mobilise vote for him. He said his party will also work with the APC to liberate Kwara from misr...
Uduaghan Confirms Plan To Defect To APC And Dump PDP
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Uduaghan Confirms Plan To Defect To APC And Dump PDP

FORMER Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Udaughan, has finally confirmed that he will dump the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Speaking on phone to Vanguard, Thursday evening, the former governor said there was pressure on him to come to APC, but it was not an affair of the National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. “The situation is more from the situation on ground in PDP and my political future. I am also looking at my political future and those of my followers. I have studied the political terrain and I believe the Delta should not be in opposition,” he said. Asked if Comrade Oshiomhole had discussed his movement to APC with him, Uduaghan said: Yes, I am talking with Oshiomhole, we are discussing like old colleagues, it ...
Osun Election: INEC Presents Voters’ Register to Political Parties
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Osun Election: INEC Presents Voters’ Register to Political Parties

About 38 political parties have received soft copies of voters’ register for the September 22 Osun governorship election from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday. The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun, Mr Segun Agbaje, presented the register to the representatives of political parties at the INEC office in Osogbo. The commissioner claimed that some members of some of the political parties have approached him individually to get the register, but he had insisted that the document would be distributed together. He said the presentation of the register was in line with INEC’s guidelines, urging the political parties to call the commission’s attention to any wrong they discovered after going through the document. Agbaje who stated that the commiss...
Man Begins Trek From Lagos To Abuja To Kick Against President Buhari’s 2nd Term Bid (Photo)
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Man Begins Trek From Lagos To Abuja To Kick Against President Buhari’s 2nd Term Bid (Photo)

A middle-aged Nigerian man, Isa Mohammed Munlaila pictured above with a box on his head, today began trekking from Lagos to Abuja to kick against the 2nd term ambition of President Buhari. Speaking to newsmen in Lagos as he embarked on his journey, Munlaila said Nigerian youths were angry with Buhari for failing the nation after three years at the helm of affairs. Carrying a small box with the inscription: “R.I.P APC.”, Munlaila says he hopes his gesture will be appreciated by Nigerian youths and not vote for president Buhari in 2019. Recall that in 2015, Suleiman Hashimu walked from Lagos to Abuja for 18 days, to celebrate Buhari’s victory at the polls.
Omoyele Sowore Challenges Buhari To A Debate
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Omoyele Sowore Challenges Buhari To A Debate

Nigerian journalist and presidential aspirant, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other presidential aspirants, to a debate. Sowore is a presidential aspirant on the platform of his newly registered African Action Congress (AAC). He said on Wednesday on Channels Television programme “Politics Today’’ that aspirants should be bold enough to participate in debates about policies and projects they will execute if they become president. He added that young and new presidential aspirants should also be given the audience and the opportunity to challenge older aspirants through debate. “If want you to be more serious, you should be bringing these presidential candidates to debate us. “Buhari should be...
Deputy National Chairman Of rAPC, Nkire Defects To PDP
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Deputy National Chairman Of rAPC, Nkire Defects To PDP

Nkire Claim Not To Regret His Decision, Urges Supporters To Defect With Him Chief Sam Nkire, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the Reformed All Progressives Congress, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party. The announcement of the defection was made by the former member of APC Board of Trustees in a statement in Umuahia on Thursday. He stated that he joined forces with PDP both at the state and federal levels ahead of the 2019 general election because he was convinced that the people of Nigeria wanted the party back to serve them better. He stated that he had no regrets leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the rAPC, and now PDP, adding that it was regrettable to note that the APC had left the country worse than it met it. Nkire ask all his loyalists and ...
2019: Nigerians Will Vote For Our Candidates, They Are People Of Honour – SDP
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2019: Nigerians Will Vote For Our Candidates, They Are People Of Honour – SDP

SDP In Enugu Announces Readiness For 2019 Elections. Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in Enugu State, has said that it has got aspirants for all the 24 house of assembly seats in the state. The party also announced that it has eight aspirants for the Federal House of Representatives, including two aspirants for senatorial positions. The State chairman of the party, John Nwobodo, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the preparedness of the party ahead of the primaries for the polls, said that the two senatorial aspirants are for Enugu West and East Senatorial Zones and that all the aspirants are men of proven integrity. “Our aspirants are men of honour and the electorate would like to support them for an election,” he said. He sa...
AAC Will Win 2019 Elections – Sowore
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AAC Will Win 2019 Elections – Sowore

The presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoleye Sowore, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed in all its promises and will lose in the 2019 general election. Mr Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, disclosed this on Channels TV Politics today on Wednesday while responding to questions on his chances of winning the 2019 presidential election. He claimed that the current administration has failed in areas of security and improving the living condition of the people. Mr Sowore said the ruling party is relying on propaganda to win the 2019 election. “The party (APC) is a disaster, their programmes have not been implemented, they came that they want to protect the country in the areas of security but the story, you know as it is...
PDP Chieftains In Oyo State Trade Words Over Choosing Of Consensus Governorship Candidate
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PDP Chieftains In Oyo State Trade Words Over Choosing Of Consensus Governorship Candidate

Misunderstanding In Oyo State Chapter Of PDP The Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State might be facing the same problem it dealt with in 2015, over the decision by some chieftains in the party in the Oyo South Senatorial District, allegedly endorsing one of the gubernatorial aspirants of the party, Engr Seyi Makinde as the party’s flag bearer in the 2019 election. Report revealed that the move to endorse makinde as the sole candidate of the party in the 2019 election was taken at a meeting held at the party’s secretariat, Molete in Ibadan the state capital. Hon. Remi Ayodele, former Chairman of Ibadan North West local government, who represented Ibadan zone, was said to have moved the motion to anoint Makinde as the sole candidate, and Hon. Moses Ojoawo, who represented chieftains f...
Trouble As Lalong’s Close Friend Declares Interest In Plateau Governorship Race
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Trouble As Lalong’s Close Friend Declares Interest In Plateau Governorship Race

Shitgrurum Accuses Lalong Of Not delivering Democracy To The People Simon Lalong, Plateau State Governor, may have to work harder for his next year campaign as his former friend, Godfrey Shitgrurum has announced his intention to run for governor. Lalong also is seeking re-election in the 2019 general elections, the Governor and Shitgrurum have been close friends for a long time and both hail from Shendam Local Government Area of the state. Shitgrurum, who has shown interest in the position and to run on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, alleged that Lalong, had not done well in the delivery of democracy to the people In his declaration statement, Shitgrurum said: “Lalong has failed to provide credible leadership in the state and the anomaly must be corrected.” “I ...
PDP Will Win Next Year Presidential Election – Saraki Boasts
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PDP Will Win Next Year Presidential Election – Saraki Boasts

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday boasted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party will win the 2019 presidential elections. Saraki said this in Ilorin at a meeting with PDP members who came from the 16 local government areas of the state. He also expressed his confidence that his new party would emerge victorious in all the local government areas of Kwara State. Saraki said that the victory of PDP at both federal and state levels would be beneficial to all the members in the state. The Senate President said that the future of PDP was now brighter than it used to be. “If we emerge victorious at the federal level, all of us will be the beneficiaries. In the state, with your support we will win the state for PDP. “All of you here are the key players in Kwa...
Why Nigeria Still Needs Buhari – Tinubu
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Why Nigeria Still Needs Buhari – Tinubu

The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says the country need a focused and determined leader like President Muhammadu Buhari to gradually re-engineer the economy for the benefit of all. Tinubu who noted that Buhari is the foundation for re-engineering and reinvigorating Nigeria’s economy for a better future made the remark in Lagos on Wednesday during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration The APC leader reiterated that a strong foundation mattered in nation building. He said that building such foundation required patience, perseverance and commitment as it often presented difficulties for the people. ” Economic development and the future of the youth are crucial in the growth of any nation and we are taking care of that. ”You have to re-grow ...
Osinbajo Caused Gridlock In Bariga As He Trekked To Pay Homage
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Osinbajo Caused Gridlock In Bariga As He Trekked To Pay Homage

Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Today pay a courtesy visit to Somolu/Bariga Axis of Lagos State South West, Nigeria. Prof. Osinbajo Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria was received by Bariga Local Council Chairman Hon Kolade Alabi David aka Mr. Transformer, Somolu Local Government Chairman Hon Salawu aka Dullar. Among other distinguished leaders were- Bariga Apex Leader Alhaji Banire, Former Chairman of Bariga Local Council/S.A to the Governor of Lagos state on Community Hon Hakeem Omoyele aka Oris, Senator Adefuye, Chief whip of Lagos State House of Assembly Hon Rotimi Abiru, Bariga Vice Hon Adeola. Others were Bariga All Progressive Congress Youth Leader, Somolu S.As, Bariga S.As, LGA Excos, Ward Excos, Party faithful members, gentle men of the press, d...

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