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There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals
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There was an Agreement that Buhari will hand over to Tinubu – Former CPC Chairman, Senator Rufai Hanga reveals

Senator Rufai Hanga, founder and pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which President Muhammadu Buhari once contested for a presidential election on, has revealed that there was an agreement that power will be handed over to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu in 2023. Hanga who chaired one of the parties which collapsed to form the APC in 2014, disclosed that Tinubu remained in the APC after Buhari’s first term because of this agreement. He told Daily Trust;   “This is an open secret. There was an implied agreement. Even in law, there is implied and expressed act. If something is expressed, there are no two ways about it. There was an implied agre...
Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki, Denies Campaigning for President Buhari Against Jonathan in 2015
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Ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuki, Denies Campaigning for President Buhari Against Jonathan in 2015

A former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has denied reports that he discreetly campaigned for President Buhari while serving as President Goodluck Jonathan’s NSA in 2015. Recently, there were reports that the embattled former NSA worked secretly to enthrone President Buhari in 2015 while he was still serving under the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Dasuki in his statement, said as the NSA between 2012 and 2015, he never campaigned for the APC or Buhari, in whatever shape or form before, during, or after the 2015 presidential election.   In his statement, the former NSA said he was only involved in the unsuccessful attempt at forging an alliance between the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for ...
NPA To Institute Wreck Insurance Policy
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NPA To Institute Wreck Insurance Policy

  In its bid to accelerate operational efficiency and navigational safety in the nation’s seaports, the Federal Government will soon institute a wreck insurance policy on ships calling the nation’s seaports.   Hadiza Bala Usman The policy, according to the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, will provide avenue for the port management to evacuate abandoned vessels in the nation’s territorial water. Usman, who spoke at a one day quarterly summit of the Ports Consultative Council (PCC), also disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a N72 billion contract for repair of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway in Lagos. She also said that the issue of indiscriminate parking on trucks on port access roads will soon be address...
Oyo 2019: Ajimobi’s Next Problem
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Oyo 2019: Ajimobi’s Next Problem

After scaling arguably the most potent threat to his political legacy in the form of the hoopla over the demolition of the Fresh FM Radio building, Governor Abiola Ajimobi would in the next few days be faced with even a more daunting challenge.. Whereas the governor has since tried to settle the huge public relations disaster arising from the Fresh FM Radio affair, the choice of a successor which the governor is bound to unravel in the next few weeks could in one way or the other define his legacy. No sitting governor wants to handover to somebody that would dent him. Even more, as the case of his brother in-law that is Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano would show, not even a managed succession can guarantee cordiality between an incumbent governor and his predecessor Incidental...
2019: President Buhari’s Re-Election Will Destroy Nigeria – Iyorchia Ayu
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2019: President Buhari’s Re-Election Will Destroy Nigeria – Iyorchia Ayu

A former President of Nigerian Senate, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has warned Nigerians against voting president Muhammadu Buhari into power in 2019. Ayu noted that Buhari winning second term will consume the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, and break-up the country. The ex-Senate President, yesterday told The Sun: “I am not a member of APC. At a point when Obasanjo was destabilizing the PDP which I was a founding member, a number of us left. “We joined hands with Tinubu to form Action Congress (AC). We were developing that party with him until it became Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). “I talked to my friend Tinubu, we are very close. I told him that we need to develop the progressive party in Nigeria. He didn’t believe me, he preferred to go and link...
Jonathan’s Former Aide, Abati Mocks Tunde Bakare Over Presidential Ambition
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Jonathan’s Former Aide, Abati Mocks Tunde Bakare Over Presidential Ambition

Reuben Abati, former media aide to immediate paste president, Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the recent claim by Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly that God asked him to run for presidency.   Tunde Bakare, the senior pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, has disclosed he will be running for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.     Bakare while Speaking at the crossover service inside the Church’s auditorium in Ogba, Lagos, on Monday morning, had said God instructed him to return to politics to lead the nation to prosperity.   “I heard the Lord say to me, politics is not over for you, there is still one thing left for you to do; run for president,” he was quoted as saying.   Reacting via an article entitled Fr. Mbaka and the V...
Nigeria President Buhari Appoints 3 Dead People As Board Members Of New FG Parastatals
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Nigeria President Buhari Appoints 3 Dead People As Board Members Of New FG Parastatals

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the governing boards of agencies and parastatals. He has also appointed 209 chairmen and 1258 members to fill the board positions. The development was communicated in a statement released by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation. However, it has been discovered that three of the men on the list have since passed away. Buhari appointed Rev. Christopher Utov as a Member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. Rev Utov, the proprietor of Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko passed away on March 17, 2017. The president also appointed Chief Donald Ugbaja as a Member of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC). Chief Ugbaja, a former DIG of the Nigerian Police, died on November 29,...
China Announces Plans To Reduce Poverty Globally
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China Announces Plans To Reduce Poverty Globally

Mr Chao Xiaoliang, the Consul General of People’s Republic of China in Lagos, on Monday announced his government’s plans to lift another 40 million people out of poverty globally by 2020. Chao told newsmen in Lagos that the government had in the last five years lifted about 60 million people out of poverty globally including Chinese. “China has lifted more than 700 million people out of poverty which accounted for over 70 per cent of the global population living in poverty. “In the past five years alone, China has lifted at least 65 million people out of poverty. “China plans to lift the remaining 40 million people out of poverty by 2020,’’ he said. Chao also said that his government would continue to promote global development through its Belt and Road Initiative. The co...
We Were Not Involved In N17m Judgment Against Coca-Cola – CPC
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We Were Not Involved In N17m Judgment Against Coca-Cola – CPC

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has clarified that it did not participate in the case in which its Director General, Babatunde Irukera, secured a N17million Supreme Court judgment against Coca Cola Nigeria as a private legal practitioner. CPC said even though Coca Cola is within its jurisdiction, the case was not about any such issue and the CPC neither contributed nor participated in the dispute or judicial process. Irukera had participated in the judicial proceedings as a partner at SimmonsCooper Partners, Lagos, before he was appointed as the DG of CPC. The subject of the litigation appears to be a private employment dispute between Coca Cola and Mrs. Titilayo Akisanya. The conflict was not about, or on account of a consumer issue or failure. There was no underlying compl...
Mohammad Bawa Dies At 60
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Mohammad Bawa Dies At 60

Former Military Administrator in Gombe and Ekiti States, Col. Muhammad Inuwa Bawa has died. He died after a brief illness at the age of 60 yesterday May 26th. Born on April 6th 1957 in Yawuri, Kebbi State, late Colonel Bawa studied at Government Colleges in Keffi and Bida, then attended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria after which he studied at the University of Madras, India. Joining the Army, he was commissioned as second lieutenant in 1976, full lieutenant in 1980, captain in 1985 and major in 1990. Bawa was appointed the Administrator of Ekiti State after it was formed in October 1996 from part of Ondo State. After the death of General Sani Abacha, his successor General Abdulsalami Abubakar transferred him to Gombe State during the transition to democracy that was completed in M...
Tinubu: “Saraki And El-Rufai Instigated Buhari Not To Pick Me As VP”
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Tinubu: “Saraki And El-Rufai Instigated Buhari Not To Pick Me As VP”

A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has alleged that Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, worked against the plan to make him President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 presidential election. Tinubu stated that Saraki, El-Rufai and other stalwarts of the Peoples Democratic Party, who defected to the APC in the build-up to the 2015 elections, instigated Buhari and some APC chieftains not to pick him as the would-be Vice-President. The APC leader’s comments were contained in a book titled ‘Against the Run of Play,’ written by the Chairman, Editorial Board of ThisDay, Olusegun Adeniyi. Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, said his opponents persuaded Buhari to look for another r...
Leave Jonathan Alone Your Govt Losing Direction: Arewa Peace Coalition To Buhari
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Leave Jonathan Alone Your Govt Losing Direction: Arewa Peace Coalition To Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to leave ex-President Goodluck Jonathan alone and focus on his government which is “losing direction”. The Arewa Peace Coalition (APC) gave the advice in a statement issued by Abdulkadir Mohammed, the group’s coordinator. Mohammed also called Buhari’s attention to prevalent national issues, including the president’s “lopsided appointments” and the economic hardship facing the country. He urged Buhari to discourage the “current negative campaign” against Jonathan and focus on the mandate of fixing Nigeria and improving the quality of lives of the millions of Nigerians. “Nigerians didn’t vote Buhari to come and give excuses on why he cannot perform… they believed he was capable and particularly fit for the job of president,” Mohammed sa...
“Ogbonnaya Onu Should Be Made SGF” – Victor Attah
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“Ogbonnaya Onu Should Be Made SGF” – Victor Attah

ABUJA—Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF. President Buhari had last week suspended the current SGF, Babachir Lawal for 14 days pending the report of a three-man administrative panel of inquiry he set up to investigate the SGF over allegations of abuse of office levelled against him by the Senate. Attah said the All Progressives Congress, APC, as an amalgam of different parties, has to catre for the interests of its component units. Adding that while the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, produced the president, the Action Congress of Nigeria ACN, the vice president, the new Peoples Democrat...
Police Arrest 53 For Attending Gay Marriage In Zaria
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Police Arrest 53 For Attending Gay Marriage In Zaria

The Police on Wednesday arraigned 53 persons before a Magistrates’ Court in Chediya-Zaria, Kaduna State who were allegedly arrested during a gay marriage. The prosecutor, Sgt. Mannir Nasir said the accused were arrested on April 15 at Zaria Motel and were being charged for conspiracy, unlawful assembly and belonging to a gang of an unlawful society. He said the offences contravened Sections 97, 100 and 197(a) of Criminal Procedure Code [CPC]. “On April 15, 2017, at about 2100 hours a team of policemen led by DSP Muhammad Lawal-Mashi arrested and brought to police station 53 persons. “The arrested persons included Jibril Abdullahi, Sagir Abubakar, Anas Mohammed, Mustapha Abubakar, Musa Ibrahim and Suleiman Usman among others, all of various addresses. “Information reached the...
Nigerian State Bans Consumption Of Coke, Fanta, Sprite At Its Events
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Nigerian State Bans Consumption Of Coke, Fanta, Sprite At Its Events

Apparently worried by reports alleging that some soft drinks in the country could be dangerous to health, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday banned the serving and consumption of Coke, Sprite and Fanta at government functions in the state. The governor gave the directive during a meeting with traditional rulers and town union executives in the state. A Lagos State High Court in a suit between Fijabi Adebo Holdings Limited and Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo against the Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, alleged that Fanta Orange and Sprite may be hazardous if consumed with vitamin C. The court said the drinks may contain high levels of two additives, benzoic acid and sunset yellow, which may be dangerous for human...
APC Plots El-rufai’s Fall
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APC Plots El-rufai’s Fall

Kaduna governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai, is no doubt facing what could pass for a political battle of his life. And the outcome would make or mar him politically. Already, following the long memo he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, in September 2016, details of which was leaked to the media last month, there are moves by some All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftains, to block him from seeking a second term, and to also frustrate any effort that may see him replacing Buhari, as the party’s presidential candidate, should Buhari decide not to run in 2019. Two persons, Saturday Sun further learnt, have been penciled down as possible replacement for El-Rufai, ahead of the Kaduna governorship contest. They are: current Senator, representing Kaduna North, Suleiman Hunkuyi and for...
China Approves $5b To Support Projects In Nigeria
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China Approves $5b To Support Projects In Nigeria

The Peoples Republic of China Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian said his home country had approved $5 billion to support infrastructure projects in Nigeria. Pingjian stated this yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, at the party’s secretariat in Abuja. The Chinese envoy requested the party’s support in ensuring Nigeria’s ‘full execution’ of the China’s policy between both countries. He also canvassed the need for co-operation and collaboration between the governing parties of both countries – the APC and the Communist Party of China (CPC). Pingjian, who was accompanied by the Chinese Deputy Ambassador, Jing Lin and Political Officer, Peng Chen, further intimated the Odigie-Oyegun and m...
FG Raises Panel To Probe Fanta, Sprite Content
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FG Raises Panel To Probe Fanta, Sprite Content

Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole Bukola Adebayo and Ifeanyi Onuba The Minister of Health, Prof . Isaac Adewole , has set up a panel of experts to investigate the controversies surrounding the level of benzoic and ascorbic acid in the soft drinks being produced by the Nigerian Bottling Company . Adewole , in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Thursday , assured Nigerians that the Federal Government had convened a group of experts, including food scientists and nutritionists, to access the safety of preservatives being added to the beverages . According to him, he will also meet with officials of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. He said , “ A group of experts have been convened to immediately investigate and submit a report . I have also reques...
Kperogi Farook Rubbishes Buhari’s Integrity – Indicts Him
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Kperogi Farook Rubbishes Buhari’s Integrity – Indicts Him

Punch news : "Isn’t that a serious indictment against a man considered as ‘Mr. Integrity’? Has Buhari lost his integrity?" Prof Farook Kperogi : "Perhaps Buhari never had any integrity to start with. It was our desperation for a hero that caused us to dress him in borrowed robes. What man of integrity would lie that he took a bank loan to buy his presidential nomination form while two of his children were enrolled in a United Kingdom university? What man of integrity would have a multimillion-naira house in Abuja but lied that he had modest houses only in Daura, Kaduna, and Kano? What man of integrity would be afraid to publicly and transparently declare his assets after promising to do so? What man of integrity chooses to be the sole signatory to his presidential campaign...
Buhari Was The Right Candidate To Beat PDP — TINUBU
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Buhari Was The Right Candidate To Beat PDP — TINUBU

National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, outlined steps that can urgently take Nigeria out of recession, if taken and that Buhari was the right candidate to beat Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Tinubu, who for the first time spoke on the inside strategy that catapulted the APC to power, gave reasons he backed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2015 presidential election, adding that in a short-while Buhari had done what the ousted Peoples Democratic Party, PDP could not do in the war against the Boko Haram insurgency. Tinubu made the disclosures while addressing participants of Course 25 of the National Defence College, NDC. He commended the military for its exploits against the Boko Haram insurgents and warned that Nigeria must be on her ...
Samsung Gets 7-Day Ultimatum on Galaxy Note 7
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Samsung Gets 7-Day Ultimatum on Galaxy Note 7

Following reports of explosion of dozens of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 while charging, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited to provide information on the full status of its compliance with the global directive of Samsung on the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The CPC’s ultimatum, which came on the heels of recent global recall of the product following its defective battery, also demanded Samsung Electronics West Africa Limited to furnish it with other measures the company may have taken to safeguard the safety and interest of Nigerian consumers, Premium Times reports. The Council, in a letter to the company dated September 14, 2016, signed by its Director General, Dupe Atoki, said “the attention of the Council...

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