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Nigeria is lucky to have President Buhari, things would be difficult without him – Emir of Daura says
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Nigeria is lucky to have President Buhari, things would be difficult without him – Emir of Daura says

The Emir of Daura in Katsina state, Umar Faruk Umar, has said that Nigeria is “lucky” to have President Buhari in office at a time like this. Speaking on Friday, July 23, in his palace when the President paid him a courtesy visit, the monarch said things “would have been very difficult” if he, President Buhari, wasn't in office. “Your visit to Daura reflects your good character which we are very proud of. I can assure you that men, women, children, marketers and artisans are always pleased to receive you and they will be praying for you. Today is not for speeches but for appreciation. We have been blessed so much as a community because you are the leader of the country. You have brought honor to our domain. As a community, we have benefited a lot with the increased traffic of...
‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest
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‘We Call on God to deal with Buhari’- Afenifere chieftain Ayo Adebanjo kicks over Igboho’s arrest

Leader of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-political group, Ayo Adebanjo, has said God will "deal with" President Buhari even as he kicked against plans by the Federal government to seek for the extradition of Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. Igboho was arrested in the Benin Republic on Monday, July 19, while attempting to fly to Germany with his wife, Ropu. He was arrested and arraigned before a Beninoiese court on Thursday for being in possession of a fake Benin passport. The Federal government has reportedly been making moves to extradite him to Nigeria to face more charges. Speaking on Arise TV, 93-year-old Adebanjo said Igboho is a “political prisoner”, and that the federal government has “no right” to seek his extradition. ''The-power-that-be wants t...
2023 Presidency: There’s no succession agreement between Buhari and Tinubu – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu
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2023 Presidency: There’s no succession agreement between Buhari and Tinubu – VON DG, Osita Okechukwu

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has countered claims that president Muhammadu Buhari and national chieftain of the All Progressives congress, Ahmed Bola Tinubu have a succession agreement. Addressing newsmen on Thursday July 22 in Abuja, Okechukwu said pioneer national chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Senator Rufai Hanga's claim of an “implied agreement” that President Buhari would hand over power to Tinubu in 2023 is false as the President rarely goes into an agreement with people. He said; “As a member of the defunct CPC, I never heard of such an agreement and most importantly, Mr President will not want to or better put rarely enters into any formal or informal agreement with anybody. But he appreciates good deeds. ...
Ghana Defender scores two deliberate own goals to stop ‘match-fixing plot’
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Ghana Defender scores two deliberate own goals to stop ‘match-fixing plot’

  A Ghana Premier League defender has scored two deliberate own goals to stop a ‘match-fixing plot’. Hashmin Musah, Inter Allies central defender put the ball in his own net twice on purpose at the weekend. Musah’s team were 5-0 down to Ashanti Gold when the defender scored in the final 12 minutes after coming on as a substitute to make it 7-0. The pace, power and accuracy these strikes are hit with shows it wasn’t an accident. Musah didn’t hide at the end of the game and spoke to reporters about his decision. “After the game, my technical team commended me for spoiling the bet they had staked,” Musah told Kumasi FM per Goal. “I promised my coach that if he allows me to play from the bench, I will spoil the bet. And after the game, my team congratulated me. ...
We are our own problem in the north, that’s the reason power is about to vacate from the region – Governor Matawalle
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We are our own problem in the north, that’s the reason power is about to vacate from the region – Governor Matawalle

Governor Matawalle has stated that the north is the cause of some of the problems witnessed in the region. Matawalle said this in an interview on DW Hausa while firing back at those calling for his removal over his defection. He also dismissed claim of moving to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because he wanted to seal his second term deal. The Governor said; “Let the people of Zamfara continue engaging with their own business as usual. Those who are mongering this are ignorant. They are worried about the second term, not me. “No one is guaranteed for tomorrow, even an hour per se. I am contented with what Allah made me. As far as I am concerned, if I am done with this first term successfully, I am okay with that. I grateful to Allah a...
Fit-again Gbamin powers Iwobi’s Everton to victory against Blackburn Rovers
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Fit-again Gbamin powers Iwobi’s Everton to victory against Blackburn Rovers

The Cote d'Ivoire international stepped up from injury to power the Toffees past the Blue and Whites in Saturday's pre-season game Jean-Philippe Gbamin scored Everton's only goal in Saturday's 1-0 victory against Blackburn Rovers in a pre-season outing. The Cote d'Ivoire international - who has been out due to injury - capped his comeback with an impressive display and a goal. Nine minutes before half-time, Gbamin showed doggedness to win the ball from midfield and slid a pass into the path of Moise Kean.
Subjecting INEC power to NCC is unconstitutional – Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal
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Subjecting INEC power to NCC is unconstitutional – Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has said that the decision of the Senate to subject INECs constitutional power to conduct elections to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and National Assembly is patently unconstitutional. Tambuwal, who is a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, said INEC's constitutional power to conduct and manage elections should not be shared with any institution. “For the avoidance of doubt, S.78 of the Constitution provides that The Registration of voters and the conduct of elections shall be subject to the direction and supervision of Independent National Electoral Commission’.” Tambuwal said in a statement released on Thursday, July 15. “In the Third Schedule, Part 1,F, S.15: INEC has the power to organize, undertake ...
We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members
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We Must do Everything Within our Power to end Insecurity – President Buhari tells NASS members

President Buhari says his administration is ready to use everything within its powers to end insecurity in the country and bring perpetrators of criminal activities to book. The President, who spoke on Tuesday July 13, at a dinner with members of the National Assembly, held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja, said ‘‘insecurity, manifesting as insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping and urban crime of all sorts is the single most difficult challenge we face today.’’ He expressed concern that insecurity had inhibited the government’s ability to build infrastructure, provide the much needed social services to the people, and to attract investments that drive innovation, create industries, and provide jobs and create wealth. ‘‘Some of the people who perpetuate these various mani...
Nigeria is bleeding in many parts – Afenifere
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Nigeria is bleeding in many parts – Afenifere

Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenfere, has declared that Nigeria is bleeding in many parts as a result of the many challenges facing it. In a communiqué issued at the end of its meeting at Ogbo-Ijebu, the home of its leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere said it was ready to meet with stakeholders to discuss restructuring, devolution of power and true federalism. The communiqué reads: “Afenifere observes that going by the rate at which terrorism and related vices are spreading, the Nigeria nation is bleeding in many parts. There is the need by the federal government to urgently put a halt to various acts of terrorism, kidnapping, the herders/farmers clashes and the like. "This, the Federal Government can do, by immediately allowing states to have their police. Security apparat...
We Dedicate the Next Decade to Gas, it’s Nigeria’s hope for Economic Development – FG
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We Dedicate the Next Decade to Gas, it’s Nigeria’s hope for Economic Development – FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated it's desire to increase the country's dependence on Gas, describing the natural resource as the nation's new source of development for the next decade. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva noted that there was a need to focus on gas as a bridge to renewable fuels. “Last year we declared 2020 the year of gas because we realised that we need to focus on gas as a bridge to renewable fuels and we have abundant gas resources, so we need to take advantage of it,” he said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Sylva said the Federal Government is now paying greater attention to gas development because it provides a bigger linkage to the economy than crude oil. “Gas is produced and it can be tr...
Actress Susan Peters laments after buying a small basket of fish for N12,000
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Actress Susan Peters laments after buying a small basket of fish for N12,000

Actress Susan Peters took to Instagram to lament after buying a small basket of fish for N12,000. Susan who revealed that the basket had 12 fish in it, disclosed that it meant that she bought each one for N1,000. She further hinted on relocation as the increased food prices might stop many from cooking. The actress wrote;   This small basket of 12 is 12000 so it means 1k per one fish today , na waoh . Where are we heading to? E be like say na to relocate remain ooo, so we masses won't be able to cook again since meat is being extinguished. God na only you get power o , please do something
They Might have no one in Power to Speak for Them, but they have GOD- Apostle Suleiman cautions FG from going after IPOB Members while leaving herdsmen
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They Might have no one in Power to Speak for Them, but they have GOD- Apostle Suleiman cautions FG from going after IPOB Members while leaving herdsmen

Popular clergyman, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, has cautioned the Federal government over its plans to go after IPOB members. In a post shared on his IG page this morning, Suleiman wondered why the FG plans to go after IPOB members whilst leaving Killer herdsmen. His post reads ''You will go after IPOB? Yet you cant go after killer herdsmen? IPOB seeks to pull out of a part of Nigeria Killer herdsmen destroys the whole Nigeria. Who should be dealt with urgently? Tread with caution sir. They might have no one in power to speak for them,they have GOD.''he wrote
As far as Boko haram is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 – Garba Shehu
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As far as Boko haram is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 – Garba Shehu

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has said that as far as Boko Haram is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 when they took power. Shehu said this when asked if Nigeria is safer compared to 2015 when his principal took over, on a Channels Television programme. He also claimed that the current issues in the country are new challenges which have been mostly subdued. The presidential spokesperson said; “As far as Boko Haram terrorism is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 when he took power. “New challenges have come up, farmers-herders clashes, and killings in certain sections of the country, much of those have been subdued. “We have been confronted with sabotage of oil installations in the south-south that have been...
Nigerian Lady Expresses Surprise after Discovering that She’s Been sharing her Electricity line with her Neighbor
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Nigerian Lady Expresses Surprise after Discovering that She’s Been sharing her Electricity line with her Neighbor

A Nigerian lady has expressed surprise after discovering that she's been sharing her electricity line with her neighbor. @okonjithelma who disclosed that she pays N50-60k electricity bill every month, also revealed that the culprit is also sharing power from her generator with her. She tweeted; Omooooooo someone has been on my electricity line, not just my meter even my generator! I can’t believe my eyes, no wonder I am doing 50-60k Monthly on light units without running an ice block factory . Even her A/c is on my Generator Nne Nne I couldn’t believe my eyes, when we turned on the generator few minutes ago & her apartment became lit (A/c fridge ) everything came on Lmaooo compound WhatsApp group about to go in flames, they just see message. Shalaye has begun LMAOOO...
Power is Yet to be Restored Despite NLC Calling Off its Strike – Kaduna Government
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Power is Yet to be Restored Despite NLC Calling Off its Strike – Kaduna Government

The Kaduna state government has said that power is yet to be restored in the state despite the suspension of strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). The NLC which embarked on a five-day industrial to protest the recent disengagement of civil servants by the state government, suspended the strike on Wednesday to honour a meeting called by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige to resolve the rift it has with the Kaduna State Government. However in a statement released by El-Rufai's spokesperson Muyiwa Adekeye, the Kaduna state government said it is " yet to see evidence that the NLC is backing off from its campaign of economic and social sabotage against the people of the State." The statement read; “Electric power is yet to be restored after it was shut down...
Some Political Leaders Felt the Best Way to Control People was to put Wedges between them – Pastor Poju Oyemade
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Some Political Leaders Felt the Best Way to Control People was to put Wedges between them – Pastor Poju Oyemade

Senior pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Poju Oyemade  has alleged that political leaders control people by putting wedges between them. Oyemade said this on Sunday May 17, while commenting on the recent calls for secession. The Pastor who stated that the country will not disintegrate, also claimed that some political leaders are using ethnicity to divide the country and calling for secession as a means to gain power and money. He also stated that when these political leaders are sharing money, there is no tribe or religion. The Pastor said; “Let me just tell you, this country is not breaking. The reason is that before God does anything in a nation, He calls His people. Even if they have done wrong and He wants to judge them, if He finds intercessors, he will look away fro...
”Robbers attempted to burgle Ibrahim Gambari’s residence”- Presidency reacts to reports of a robbery attack in Aso Rock
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”Robbers attempted to burgle Ibrahim Gambari’s residence”- Presidency reacts to reports of a robbery attack in Aso Rock

On Monday, May 10, reports were rife online claiming there was a robbery attack in Aso Rock which is the seat of power in Nigeria. As Nigerians expressed shock at the news and were uncertain as to the authenticity of the report, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, released a statement some minutes ago, saying that indeed there was a ''foolish attempt'' to burgle the office of the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Profesor Ibrahim Gambari. He said the attempt was however unsuccessful. ''The Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has confirmed that there “was a foolish attempt” to burgle his residence at 3:00am this morning but it turned out to be unsuccessful. Professor Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa ha...
Qatar finance minister, Ali Sherif al-Emadi arrested over alleged embezzlement
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Qatar finance minister, Ali Sherif al-Emadi arrested over alleged embezzlement

Qatari Finance Minister, Ali Sherif al-Emadi has been arrested for questioning over allegations of embezzlement, abuse of power, and crimes related to the public sector. A statement carried by state news agency QNA announced his arrest on Thursday, May 6. "After reviewing documents, and their attached reports, The Attorney General ordered the arrest of the Minister of Finance Ali Sharif Al-Emadi to investigate what was mentioned in the reports of crimes related to practicing public office, which were damage to public funds, abuse of public office, and abusive of power. The Attorney General ordered extensive investigations regarding the crimes raised in the documents,” read the official statement. An investigation is underway, the statement added. "The findings and investiga...
Zulum hands over to Deputy as he goes on 21 days vacation
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Zulum hands over to Deputy as he goes on 21 days vacation

Governor of Borno State Babagana Umara Zulum has handed over the government of Borno state to his deputy, Umar Usman Kadafur. Zulum had on April 23, 2021, written to the Borno Assembly, seeking the lawmakers’ approval to proceed on 21 days vacation. The Governor had also requested that in compliance with provisions of section 190 (1) of the constitution, which made him notify the House, the Assembly should approve the Deputy Governor to serve as acting Governor throughout the 21 days, in order to constitutionally give him the full powers to handle Borno State’s affairs without resort to the Governor. However, a statement on Saturday by Zulum’s spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, said the Borno State House of Assembly has approved the governor’s request.
”In Nigeria, Children Have no Rights- Actress Ruth Kadiri
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”In Nigeria, Children Have no Rights- Actress Ruth Kadiri

Actress Ruth Kadiri has reacted to reports that actor, Baba Ijesha, who has been accused of molesting a minor seven years ago, will be released on Friday, April 30. A police source has said that the actor may be released due to the ongoing strike action by judicial workers. The police source said he will be released as it is against the law to hold him in custody without trial. The source also said no case of defilement has been established against the actor. Reacting to the development via her Instagram page, Ruth wrote; ''In Nigeria, children have no rights, there are no laws guiding them. This is no place to raise your kids. Even the people in power, some of them are pedophiles . Keep your young ones safe. Be guarded.''
‘We Need More Pantamis In Power, You’ll Regret Removing Him  ‘ – Sheikh Gumi
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‘We Need More Pantamis In Power, You’ll Regret Removing Him ‘ – Sheikh Gumi

Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi has warned that Nigerians will regret it if communication minister Isa Pantami is removed from office, saying the minister is “stabilising the government among a section of youth.” Mr Pantami has come under heavy pressure to resign or be sacked since his past public declaration of support for terrorist groups al-Qaeda and the Taliban re-emerged into national discourse in the past ten days. But Mr Gumi, a Kaduna-based Islamic preacher who has embarked on a self-imposed mediatory role between bandits ravaging parts of the North and the authorities maintained that Mr Pantami was not a terrorist sympathiser. He said in an interview with Roots TV that the embattled minister was rather a nationbuilder who was working to attract other youths of his Ilk to su...
UFC: God Bless him – Jorge Masvidal Reacts after Losing to Kamaru Usman
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UFC: God Bless him – Jorge Masvidal Reacts after Losing to Kamaru Usman

  Jorge Masvidal, an American mixed martial artist, has spoken after losing to Kamaru Usman, a US-based Nigerian boxer, on Saturday in UFC 261. Masvidal prayed to ‘God to bless’ Usman after losing to the 33-year-old, adding that he caught him by surprise, and it hurts. The 36-year-old’s defeat to Usman was his first knockout loss of his 50-fight MMA career. Usman scored a stunning second-round knockout to finish Masvidal and retained the undisputed UFC welterweight title in Florida. The bout was a rematch of their meeting at UFC 251, where Usman defeated Masvidal after five gruelling rounds. “First time in my career, and it’s in front of all my people, my family and my friends, so it hurts,” Masvidal said after the fight. “I’ve never been knocked out in 50 pro...
Zonal Congresses: PDP Seeks To Dislodge APC, Return To Power In 2023
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Zonal Congresses: PDP Seeks To Dislodge APC, Return To Power In 2023

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s major opposition political party, is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to return to power which it lost to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 presidential election. One major way the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) is trying to achieve this is to organise a rancour-free congresses nationwide and elect loyal party executives who can deliver the six geo-political zones to the party in the 2023 general elections. Speaking with our correspondent on Monday, a member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) said the party leadership is also trying to use the successes of the congresses to close ranks so that they will go into the 2023 election as a united family. He said, “The zonal offices are p...
It Is Difficult To Find Loyal People After Leaving Power – Jonathan
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It Is Difficult To Find Loyal People After Leaving Power – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says it is difficult to find a loyal ally after leaving seat of power. Mr Jonathan made this known in Bauchi, while inaugurating the 6.25Km Sabon Kaura-Jos by-pass road constructed by the Bauchi state government. “There are people who act like they can’t eat without you when you’re in a position of power. But once you’re no longer in that position, they move on and act like you no longer exist. “It is a very big day for me and you know why? Because it’s not easy for somebody to work with you in Nigeria then after leaving office, that person still continues with that kind of strong fraternal relationship with you. “I have been in government for a reasonable time and I’ve served at quite a number of levels starting from deputy governor. “...
Medical trip: President Buhari should transfer power to Osinbajo – Dino Melaye
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Medical trip: President Buhari should transfer power to Osinbajo – Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has called on President Buhari to transfer power to his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as he travels to London for a medical check-up on Tuesday March 30. The Presidency had released a statement on Monday night, March 29, informing Nigerians that the President would be travelling to London, United Kingdom for medical check-up and would be back in the second week of April. Reacting to the news, Melaye in a tweet posted on his handle, asked the President to transfer power to the Vice President through a letter to the National Assembly. He urged that the president should do this before leaving the country today. “The president should transfer power to the Vice President through a letter to the National Assembly before leaving the country in-line with constitution...
The Auditor General Lacks Power To Audit NNPC, CBN, Others – Adolphus Aghughu
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The Auditor General Lacks Power To Audit NNPC, CBN, Others – Adolphus Aghughu

Nigeria's Auditor General has no constitutional power to audit NNPC, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Ports Authority and other big federal agencies. The Acting Auditor General for the Federation , Adolphus Aghughu, said on Thursday that his office lacked the constitutional power to audit the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigerian Ports Authority, and other big federal agencies. Aghughu said this when the Senate Public Account Committee screened him ahead of his appointment’s confirmation by the Senate. Responding to a question by the panel on why the AuGF had not been auditing the accounts of the topmost federal agencies, Aghughu said, “It is the constitution that has issue.” He said, “ By virtue of the 1999 Constitution , we wil...
Why APC Will Retain Power In 2023 – Jigawa State Governor
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Why APC Will Retain Power In 2023 – Jigawa State Governor

Jigawa Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Strategy and Contact Committee, Badaru Abubakar, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot win the next presidential election. He assured more people will leave the PDP to join APC. Badaru spoke when he featured on Channels Television programme Politics Today monitored by The Nation. “I don’t see the gearing up of PDP to take power, even last week we had the former governor of Ogun state Gbenga Daniel who happens to be the DG Campaign for Atiku in 2019 elections that joined us. “People are leaving PDP to join the APC. The honesty and sincerity of purpose will help us retain power in 2023.” He however declined to comment on whether power should shift to the South in 2023. “I am in the strategy...
Power Should go to South in 2023 – Gov Zulum
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Power Should go to South in 2023 – Gov Zulum

The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, has lent his voice to the call for power to shift to the South in 2023. Governor Zulum stated this when he spoke at the presentation of a book by Dakuku Perterside, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Thursday, March 25. “The issue of power rotation is a covenant between us hence the need to shift the power to the south.”he said According to him, it doesn't matter what part of the South the next president comes from. He urged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to heed his advice and keep to previous agreements made to shift power to the southern part of the country in the next administration. Governor Zulum will not be the first governor to say that the South should t...
APC Plans to be in Power for Another 32Years- Governor Buni
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APC Plans to be in Power for Another 32Years- Governor Buni

Yobe state governor and chairman of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, has said that the party's vision is to stay in power for another 32 years. Buni said this when he spoke at the inauguration of the Governor Badru Abubakar 65-man Strategy and Contact Committee of the party in Abuja on Tuesday March 23. In his words, the party's vision is to go beyond the 8th term which is 32 years. ''Our vision is to provide a wheel that will drive the party to go beyond 6th, 7th and even 8th term of office to effectively implement the party manifesto, improve the lives of Nigerians and, to remain Nigeria’s leading political party. This committee is therefore very key to our process of tr...
Some Powerful People Challenged me for Intervening in Food Blockade From the North to the South – Governor Yahaya Bello says
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Some Powerful People Challenged me for Intervening in Food Blockade From the North to the South – Governor Yahaya Bello says

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that some leaders who are close to the seat of power challenged him after he intervened in the blockade of food supply from the North to the south. The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) had embarked on a strike, stopping food supplies from the North to the South. The strike resulted in scarcity and an increase in the prices of food items in the south. The Northern food suppliers agreed to suspend the strike on Wednesday, March 3, after a meeting with the Kogi state governor. Speaking in an interview with The Nation, Governor Bello said some powerful figures challenged him for resolving the issue. “It will interest you that after the resolution and taking the report to Mr. President yesterday, two...
Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts From its Platforms, Citing Coup
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Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts From its Platforms, Citing Coup

Facebook has banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms with immediate effect, as weeks of mass demonstrations continue in the Southeast Asian country after the military seized power. “Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban,” Facebook said in a blog post on Thursday, February 25. “We believe the risks of allowing the Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) on Facebook and Instagram are too great.” The army seized power earlier this month after alleging fraud in a Nov. 8 election swept by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), detaining her and other party officials. According to reports, at least three protesters and one policeman have been killed during violent protests in the cou...
At Least 67 Dead in blood-soaked prison riots as gangs fight over power in Ecuador
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At Least 67 Dead in blood-soaked prison riots as gangs fight over power in Ecuador

At least 67 inmates have died in prison riots across Ecuador as inmates used blood and knives to attack each other. The violence was said to have broken out over a power dispute between criminal gangs, according to local media. In a tweet, Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno said gangs had carried out "simultaneous acts of violence in several prisons in the country". According to authorities, riots erupted in prisons in the cities of Guayaquil, Cuenca and Latacunga. Police General Commander Patricio Carrillo said on Twitter on Tuesday that additional security forces had been dispatched to the prisons to regain control of them following the riots. He added that the riots had involved high-security prisoners. Images and videos circulating on social media show inma...
NASU Strike Hits Universities Hard, Students Battle Filth, Water, Power Problems
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NASU Strike Hits Universities Hard, Students Battle Filth, Water, Power Problems

The strike by non-academic unions in public universities has taken its toll on the institutions as they battle filth and struggle to keep services such as electricity and water supplies functional. The PUNCH correspondents, who visited the universities on Monday, reported that although teaching was going on, the strike by non-teaching staff had thrown up various problems in the institutions. For example, while refuse has piled up at male and female hostels of the University of Calabar, Cross River State, students of the University of Jos are battling with stoppage of water and electricity supplies. Their colleagues at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus confided in The PUNCH that they contributed N500 per room to pay cleaners they brought from outside to clean their hostel...
Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje
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Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has said that the presidency in 2023 should be zoned to the South. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today which aired on Friday February 12, Ganduje said that though zoning is not enshrined in the constitution, it is however a strategy for winning elections. He said; “The Southern part of the country but there should be a consensus of the members. “Zoning system even though it is not in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is a strategy for winning elections.” When asked if the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has done well for Nigerians since coming into power in 2015, the Kano state Governor said the ruling party under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership improved on Nigeria’s ...
EPL: Why Timo Werner is Struggling at Chelsea – Michael Ballack
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EPL: Why Timo Werner is Struggling at Chelsea – Michael Ballack

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Ballack, has revealed why striker, Timo Werner, is struggling at Chelsea. Werner, one of Frank Lampard’s marquee signings, has struggled to adapt to Chelsea’s style of play since his move to Stamford Bridge from RB Leipzig last year. The Germany international has not scored in 14 Premier League games for Chelsea. But Ballack is now saying that Werner is struggling at Chelsea because he was used to playing differently at Leipzig. According to him, the 24-year-old had a lot more space in front of him during his time at the German club, while Chelsea is the kind of team that has a lot of ball possession. “Timo started off pretty well,” Ballack told Omnisport. “Of course, if you are not scoring as a striker, then it is hard on your self-...
Fulani own all the lands in Nigeria, no power can remove us from Ondo forests – Miyetti Allah leader, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo says
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Fulani own all the lands in Nigeria, no power can remove us from Ondo forests – Miyetti Allah leader, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo says

As the seven-day ultimatum Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, issued herdsmen occupying Ondo state forests expires tomorrow January 24, the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has declared that nobody has the power to remove Fulani herdsmen from the state’s forests.   In an interview with The Sun, Bodejo claimed the Fulani's own all the land in Nigeria. He said the Fulanis have settled in the Ondo Forest reserves for over 250 years and will not obey anybody to leave the place.   Read excerpts from the interview below   Following allegations of kidnapping and robbery carried out by Fulani herdsmen, Ondo State government has given them seven-day ultimatum to leave the forests in the state, what is your reaction? The Ondo St...
APC Has No Ideology, Was Hurriedly Formed To Snatch Power From PDP – Okorocha
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APC Has No Ideology, Was Hurriedly Formed To Snatch Power From PDP – Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo West at the Nigerian Senate says his party the All Progressive Congress (APC) was hurriedly formed in 2013 to snatch power from the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, who stated this yesterday in Abuja while addressing news men described political parties in the country as having no ideology but a vehicle used by politicians to transport themselves to power. The APC founded on February 6th, 2013, is a conglomerate of four opposition political parties namely, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC); Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN); All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) and faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) led by Mr Okorocha. While in opposition, TODAY POLITICS reca...
Why Power Should Shift To South In 2023 – Zulum
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Why Power Should Shift To South In 2023 – Zulum

The Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Zulum, said on Friday that for the sake of fairness, power should return to the south in 2023. He faulted the suspicion that any part of the country could not be trusted with power, perhaps for the fear of secession. He stressed that there was a need for fairness in the country, adding that marginalisation had become the loudest concern from the citizenry. He spoke in Lagos on Friday at the 17th Chief Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture, themed ‘The constitutional history of Nigeria’s dysfunction: Any pathway to indivisibility and common progress?’ which was an event organised by the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, to celebrate the life and times of the late Fawehinmi. The governor stated that one of the pathways to common progress was...
Be Courageous To Handover Power To PDP In 2023 — Gov Wike Tells APC
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Be Courageous To Handover Power To PDP In 2023 — Gov Wike Tells APC

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says Nigerians are earnestly waiting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over power at the federal level in order to enshrine good governance. Governor Wike made the assertion at the inauguration of the 11.53 kilometers Agbonchai-Afam road, connecting Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Areas and performed by the former Senate Majority leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume on Wednesday. The governor said Nigerians have increased their yearnings for good governance, improved economy and developmental projects that PDP has continued to provide in the states that it controls. He stated that the hope of Nigeria depends on the Peoples Democratic Party. "Eleme people, I want to sincerely thank you for the support that you've given t...
Power To Leave The North – Apostle Suleman’s 38 Shocking Prophecies For 2021
Religion

Power To Leave The North – Apostle Suleman’s 38 Shocking Prophecies For 2021

During a live church service on the 30th December 2020, God's Servant, Apostle Johnson Suleman released a Prophecy about Nigeria and the Government. As revealed by God, Apostle Johnson Suleman also released 38 Prophecies for the year 2021. "Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." - Amos 3:7 I. Fire outbreak in the eastern part of Nigeria. 2. Covid 19 casualties not as worse as expected. 3. 1 sec police protesting against police. 4. Black day in Aso Rock. 5. Foreign Society intervening in National crisis. 6. Serious conspiracy against Prof, Osinbajo. 7. 1 saw a liquor company losing staff. S. Saudi Arabia will experience an attack. 9. New faction of Terrorist breaking out of Boko I taram. 10.House...
Vanessa Mdee narrates how fans trolled her for referring to Rotimi as ‘future husband’
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Vanessa Mdee narrates how fans trolled her for referring to Rotimi as ‘future husband’

Vanessa Mdee did not have an easy time especially after ex Juma Jux left her for an Asian woman. Well, judging from how mean Tanzanian fans can be, let’s just say Vanessa went through what many would teen as hell on earth. For some reason, ex Juma Jux did not want to tone done on the showing off; and till date many believe his ‘childish’ ways are the reason he lost a woman like Vanessa Mdee to Mr Rotimi. However although she was mocked, judged by Jux’ friends and a few fans here and there; but Mdee continued to hold her head high until she finally got to meet Rotimi; and in 2 days she was sure that this was the man she was meant to be with. Well after a year of dating and living together; Vanessa Mdee’s dream of getting married to Rotimi has finally come true as seen online. Well,...
Nigeria Will Never Know Peace If Buhari, APC Remain In Power – Junaid Mohammed
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Nigeria Will Never Know Peace If Buhari, APC Remain In Power – Junaid Mohammed

Second Republic lawmaker, Dr. Mohammed Junaid, has said that as long as President Muhammadu Buhari and All progressives Congress, APC, are in power, Nigeria will never know peace. According to him, the task of governing the country is beyond President Buhari. Dr. Junaid stated this while reacting to the weekend killings of over 43 persons in Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State. Mohammed Junaid said: “I think Nigerians by now must have been sick and tired of the story of the massacre of innocent people in North-East, particularly in Borno State. “And certainly, Nigerians cannot pretend to be unaware of the bandits in North-West, particularly Zamfara, Katsina, Sokoto and Kaduna states. “So any attempt by Buhari, this lousy government to pretend that they we...
Insecurity: Northern Elders Hail Sultan For Speaking Truth To Power
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Insecurity: Northern Elders Hail Sultan For Speaking Truth To Power

Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CONEPD), has applauded the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, for summoning the courage to voice out on the worsening security situation in the northern part of the country. The Monarch, during the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), had narrated how bandits “go around in the villages, households and markets with their AK 47 rifles, they stop at the market, buy things, pay and collect change, with their weapons openly displayed.” The National Coordinator, Engr. Zana Goni and National Women Leader, Hajia Mario Bichi, of CONEPD, in a statement, yesterday pointed out that the utterances of the monarch did not only reflect the true situation of things, but had vindicated them. Goni, appealed to President...
It Is Better To Gain Honour At The Cost Of Losing Power – Jonathan To Trump
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It Is Better To Gain Honour At The Cost Of Losing Power – Jonathan To Trump

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has again preached peace to nations around the world, saying it is preferable to gain honour and lose power. His Facebook post on Friday came at the time sources in US President Donald Trump’s camp said he was not considering conceding defeat if he loses the election to Democrat Joe Biden. “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any citizen. It is better to gain honour at the cost of losing power than to gain power at the cost of losing honour,” Mr Jonathan wrote. “At any point in time, the power of love should matter more than the love of power. “This is my philosophy. I have lived it. It has brought great peace to both my beloved nation and I. And I recommend it to all leaders facing challenging situations, either in government, or at the p...
Nigeria Now Generates 13,000MW Of Power – Saleh Mamman
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Nigeria Now Generates 13,000MW Of Power – Saleh Mamman

The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has said that the Nigeria’s installed grid power generation capacity has grown from 8,000mw to 13,000mw under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mamman made this known on Wednesday during the 2021 budget defence before the House of Representatives Committee on Power in Abuja. He also said that the distribution system had the capacity to evacuate 5,500mw of power having grown from 4,500mw in 2015. “Under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, the country’s grid power capacity has increased significantly from the time this administration took over in 2015 to date. “During the period between 2015 to date, the sector has recorded successes and has faced challenges. “In order to deliver this administration’s promi...
PDP Wanted To Take  Advantage Of EndSARS To Return To Power In 2023 – Adesina
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PDP Wanted To Take Advantage Of EndSARS To Return To Power In 2023 – Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on Thursday said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took advantage of the ongoing #EndSARS protests nationwide to plot a return to power in 2023. In his weekly article titled 'IF NIGERIA DIES, HATRED KILLED HER', Adesina said after 60 years, Nigeria may not move beyond where she is today owing to the hatred by many people, including Nigerians themselves. According to him, while the concern of the #EndSARS protesters were genuine, they allowed it to be hijacked by external forces especially by political forces who wanted power in 2023. He added that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which was defeated in the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections by the All Progressives Congress (APC) als...
Nigeria Needs Loans For Roads, Rail, Power – Buhari
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Nigeria Needs Loans For Roads, Rail, Power – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, justified the nation’s debt profile, saying his regime needed to borrow to fund critical infrastructure like roads, rail, and power. According to a statement titled “President Buhari justifies borrowing to fund infrastructure,” by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President spoke at a virtual meeting he had with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council from the Presidential Vila, Abuja. Buhari spoke at a time stakeholders are expressing concerns over the nation’s rising debt profile and accusing the government of mortgaging the country’s future. But the President said his regime needed to take loans to address the deficit in the nation’s infrastructure. He sai...
FG Weakens Power Of EFCC Chairman Creates Director General In New bill
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FG Weakens Power Of EFCC Chairman Creates Director General In New bill

A new bill seeking to amend the Economic and Financial Crimes Act has weakened the Office of the Chairman of the EFCC and created a new position known as the Director-General of the EFCCt. The bill, which was obtained by this newspaper, is titled, ‘An Act to Repeal the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004 (act no. 1 of 2004) and Enact the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act Which Establishes a More Effective and Efficient Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to Conduct Enquiries and Investigate All Economic and Financial Crimes and Related Offences and for other Related Matters.’ The bill, it was learnt, is being put together by the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami (SAN), on behalf of the Federal Government for onward transmission to the Na...

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