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BREAKING: National Assembly pospones resumption to October 9

National Assembly

The National Assembly says it has postponed its resumption to October 9, 2018. The lawmakers had been on recess since July. They were to resume on Tuesday but has now been postponed. A statement issued by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori informed the lawmakers of the postponement in resumption. “This is to inform all distinguished senators and …

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NYSC saga: Finance Minister, Adeosun resigns

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has reportedly resigned from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Daily Trust reports that Adeosun decided to quit Buhari’s administration following her forged National Youth Service Corps certificate. In recent times, Adeosun had been in the eyes of the storm as it was discovered that she forged her NYSC Certificate which she used in …

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Buhari Appoints Yusuf Bichi As New DSS DG

Yusuf Magaji Bichi, New DSS Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS). The appointment takes effect from Friday, September 14, 2018. Mr Bichi will replace Mr Matthew Seiyeifa who has been in the acting capacity after the dismissal of Lawal Daura. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to …

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Ex-Delta Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan Dumps PDP For APC

Uduaghan

The former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was present at the caucus meeting of the ruling All Progressive Congress on Tuesday 28 august, 2018. Uduaghan was a two-term governor of the oil rich state, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party between …

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Buhari returns to Abuja after 10 days vacation in London

President Muhammadu Buhari returns

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after 10 working days holiday in London. The presidential plane conveying Buhari and few of his aides landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 6.38p.m. Mr Buhari was received at the airport by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss …

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INEC Registers 23 New Political Parties

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has registered 23 new political parties bringing the total number of parties to 91. Some of the parties include: The Advanced Alliance Party, Liberation Movement, Save Nigeria Congress, United Patriots, Youth Party, We The People Nigeria, among others. See the full list below. 1 Advanced Alliance Party AAP 2 Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party ANDP …

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Resign or be removed, Oshiomhole tells Saraki

Saraki and Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused Senate President Bukola Saraki of not acting in the interest of Nigeria. He also reiterated the APC’s call that Mr Saraki should resign or be removed from office. He made this call on Friday during a press conference held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. “Lastly, …

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NASS Leadership Meets Tuesday To Consider Reconvening Before Sept 25

Saraki-Dogara

The leadership of the National Assembly will meet on Tuesday to consider the request of the Executive for the National Assembly to reconvene ahead of their scheduled dates. The Senate is scheduled to resume plenary on September 25, same day as the House of Representatives’ return to work. Meanwhile, with a request by President Muhammadu Buhari for the cerement of …

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DEFECTION: Akpabio Visits President Buhari In London

Godwill Akpabio visits PMB in London

Senator Godswill Akpabio on Sunday August 5, 2018 visited President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on vacation in the United Kingdom. Although details of the Senator’s meeting with President Buhari are not yet known, there had been speculations that he may defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Akpabio, who represents Akwa Ibom …

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APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole Insist Saraki Must Resign as Senate President

Saraki and Oshiomhole

 The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole; and some senators elected on the platform of the party led by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, on Wednesday met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting came amidst the gale of defections being witnessed in the party. Oshiomhole told State House …

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Why Court Orders the Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC Chairman Yakubu Mahmood

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court. Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time. The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately. Justice Pam …

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Full text of Senate President Bukola Saraki’s statement on quitting APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Below is the full text of the statement by the Senate President Bukola Saraki on his decision to quit the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). ”I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is not a decision that I have …

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BREAKING: Senate President Saraki Dumps APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki

The Senate President Bukola Saraki today twitted that he has finally dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for a yet to be named party but speculations has it that the senate president is gone back to his former party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Making the announcement in a short message on his social media accounts, he wrote: “I …

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Nigeria Will Continue To Support Peace-Building Efforts, Fight Against Terrorism – Buhari

President Buhar in Lome Togo

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the continuous support of the country for the fight against terrorism and other crimes, especially in the West and Central sub-regions of Africa. The President made the promise on Monday in Lome, the Togolese capital during a joint summit of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Economic Community of West African States …

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Defections: 2 senators backtrack after meeting with Buhari in Aso Rock

Senator Tejuoso and Akanbi: back in the APC

Senators Lanre Tejuoso (Ogun Central) and Adesoji Akanbi from Oyo South who were reported to have joined the Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday are back in the All Progressives Congress (APC). They were among the senators who met President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night at the Villa in Abuja, in a show of solidarity. Tejuoso announced his return at the …

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BREAKING: Finally, Benue Governor Ortom Officially Dumps APC For PDP

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Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue State, has finally ended speculations about his party leaning by formally defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ortom made the announcement at the Benue State Government House on Wednesday afternoon during a meeting with local government councilors. He was originally scheduled to attend a reconciliatory meeting with Adams …

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PDP expels Senator Kashamu and others for alleged anti-party activities

Senator Buruji Kashamu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the expulsion of senator Buruji Kashamu, a senator representing Ogun East. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said on Monday after the emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) in Abuja. Ologbondiyan three other PDP members in the state were also expelled. Also expelled from party in Ogun,according to him, …

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OFFA ROBBERY: Saraki fights back over Police Invitation

Senate President Bukola Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has stated that the invitation to him by the Police to report to a station in Guzape over the Offa robbery investigation is a mere afterthought which is designed to achieve political purpose. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that he has …

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New Media Bill draconian, unconstitutional, anti-people, anti-free speech — Publishers, Editors, NUJ, BON

New Media Bill

NEWSPAPER publishers in the country, Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, BON; Editors and Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, have described the New Media Bill currently before the National Assembly as draconian, unconstitutional, anti-people, anti-business and anti-free speech. New Media Consequently, Nigerian Press Organisation, NPO, and other media stakeholders have asked the National Assembly to drop the bill. They also asked the …

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Senator Ademola Adeleke emerges Osun PDP candidate

Senator Admola Adeleke

Senator Ademola Adeleke has emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22 governorship election in Osun State. He garnered 1,569 votes in the primary of the party held in Osun State on Saturday. Adeleke defeated his closest rival, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi who scored 1,562 votes. More than 3,000 delegates of the party voted during …

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Saraki, IG fight dirty over arrested killer-cult suspects

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday accused Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris of plotting to frame him up “to settle scores.” The police rejected the claim, vowing that it would not allow anybody to obstruct the course of justice. According to Saraki, the transfer of some cultism suspects, who were arrested in Kwara State and were under investigation by the …

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Court Remands Ex-Plateau Gov, Jang, Over N6.3bn Fraud

Jonaj Jang and efcc operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned a former Plateau governor, David Jonah Jang, before Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court on a 12-count charge bordering on misappropriation of funds to the tune of N6.3 billion, as the court ordered his remand in prison. Jang, a serving senator, allegedly embezzled special funds released to …

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Shock and disbelief trail Oyo state Speaker’s death

Michael Adeyemo, the late speaker of oyo state

There was shock and disbelief in the Oyo State House of Assembly and the entire state yesterday, following news of the death of the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adeyemo. Adeyemo died of heart attack in the early morning of yesterday in his Ibadan home, aged 47. He was said to have died on the way …

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Herdsmen Killings: NEC working group recommends ranching in five states

A Fulani herdsman with cattle on highway in Nigeria

The Technical Sub-Committee set up by the National Economic Council (NEC) Working Group has recommended the adoption of ranching in some of the states affected by farmers/herdsmen clashes as a sustainable solution to the conflicts. The states are Zamfara, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Taraba and Benue. The Working Group also recommended that the state governments of the five affected states allocate land …

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Senate to grill IGP Idris on Dino Melaye detention

Senator Dino Melaye sitting on the road

Tempers flared at the Senate on Wednesday when lawmakers debated the arrest and detention of Senator Dino Melaye by the police over alleged involvement in gun-running. The Senate, after a debate that lasted over one hour, resolved to step down all the items on the order paper and adjourn plenary. Several lawmakers, who spoke alleged that policemen prevented them from …

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BREAKING: Senators call for Buhari’s impeachment over $496m Tucano aircraft purchase

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Some members of the Senate have asked that the process to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari be started, for failing to get the approval for the withdrawal of $496m from the Excess Crude Account to purchase military aircraft. Senator Mathew Uroghide, who moved a motion at the plenary on Thursday, specifically urged ‎resident of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to allow the …

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Buhari Meets With IGP Over Benue Killings, Other Attacks

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President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, amid rising tensions following the recent killings in Benue State and other parts of the country. The President held the discussion with the police boss on Friday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, Mr …

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New PDP faction emerges, opens secretariat in Abuja

NEW PDP

A new faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday opened a new secretariat for the party in Asokoro District of Abuja. The PDP duly recognized national secretariat is located at Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja. The faction was reportedly formed by a group of five men namely – Prince Obi Nwosu, Alhaji Hassan Adamu, Chief Olusola Akindele, Chief Godwin …

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Uche Secondus emerges PDP National Chairman

Uche Secondus, PDP National Chairman

Former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Uche Secondus, has been elected as the National Chairman of the party. Secondus scored 2,000 votes out of 2,396 votes cast at the party’s national convention, which ended in the early hours of Sunday at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Chairman of the Electoral Sub-Committee of the convention and former …

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Atiku holds meetings with PDP leaders, governors

Abubakar Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is presently holding consultations with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State and the entire Northeast. Atiku resigned from the APC on Friday following what he called Unconstitutionality actions of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The Adamawa chapter of the APC yesterday confirmed the receipt of Atiku’s resignation letter. State Secretary …

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