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Ambode Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has conceded defeat and congratulated Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his victory at the just-concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos Governorship primary. Governor Ambode made this announcement on Wednesday during a press conference in Lagos. He called on Lagosians to support the APC gubernatorial candidate, Sanwo-Olu, in the 2019 governorship elections. “APC is a great party and the …

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BREAKING: NLC declares indefinite warning strike over minimum wage

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared the starting of an indefinite warning strike to press the Buhari administration to adopt a new minimum wage for workers. The strike will start Wednesday morning. Its sister labour group, the Trade Union Congress, had earlier on Tuesday announced it would begin strike from the early hours of Thursday, following the federal government’s …

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BREAKING: National Assembly pospones resumption to October 9

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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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Nigerian govt sells stake in security printing firm to CBN for N17 billion

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The Federal Government says the sale of 21 per cent of its equity in the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting (NSPM) Plc to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will yield about N17 billion. The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Alex Okoh, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday at the official signing of the agreement for …

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Osun Decide: PDP’s Adeleke missing at TV debate

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*APC’s Oyetola explains salary payment misconception Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, was the only major candidate that shunned the Osun State Governorship debate organised by Channels Television on Sunday. Adeleke’s podium with his name written on it remained vacant from the beginning to the end of the two-hour debate. The event started at 7:00 p.m …

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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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200 Kogi Communities Submerged By Flood

Kemi Adeosun

No fewer than 200 communities have been submerged by flood in Kogi/Koton-karfe local government area of Kogi State. With the communities already washed away by ravaging flood that has displaced thousands of residents in the communities, the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, yesterday made a passionate appeal to the federal government and public spirited individuals to come to the aide …

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Foreign Loan: China not father Christmas, says Chinese Envoy

China President Xi Jinping

The Charge d’ Affaires of China Embassy in Nigeria, Mr Lin Jing, says China is not a Father Christmas, but rather, looking for a win-win partnership with Africa and Nigeria. Jing made this declaration on Thursday in Abuja at a roundtable on the Review Dialogue on the just concluded 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). At …

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Osun election: WAEC ready to speak on Adeleke’s certificate

Senator Ademola Adeleke

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has promised to respond adequately to a court order mandating it to confirm whether Ademola Adeleke, Osun State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate wrote the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in 1981. ICIRnigeria.org reported that Demianus Ojijeogu, the council’s head of public affairs said although WAEC has not been served the court order, it …

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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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Ibrahim Shekarau Defects From PDP To APC

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Former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Shekarau announced his decision to join the ruling party after a closed-door meeting with the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on Friday in Kano State. The former governor explained that he took the decision as a result of the current …

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NDLEA raids clubs, hotels and joints for drugs in Ibadan

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, on Monday commenced the raiding of hotels and clubs in Ibadan. The agency said that the action was to check drug trafficking and the use and sales of abusive substances. The state Commandant, Mrs Omolade Faboyede, said this through the agency’s Public Relations Officer {PRO} Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, in Ibadan. …

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Migrants to Europe from Syria, Iraq, Guinea overtake Nigerians, Ivorians

The country of origin  of desperate migrants to Europe crossing the perilous central Mediterranean has changed with Syrians, Iraqis and Guineans overtaking migrants from Nigeria and Ivory Coast. Last year, Nigerian migrants topped  the list of nationalities who embarked on the dangerous journey. They were followed by the Guineans and then the Ivorians. With new report by UN refugee agency, …

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APC will win 2019 elections – Polls

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Polls conducted by an independent body have favoured All Progressives Congress (APC) having a landslide victory in the 2019 governorship elections. The polls were conducted by Europe-based pollsters Zeus Polls, the Nation reported. The Zeus Polls had earlier predicted the victories Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano and Ekiti State Governor-elect Dr Kayode Fayemi. The latest findings signed by Polls Chief …

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Ex-Delta Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan Dumps PDP For APC

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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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APC sweeps Imo local government elections

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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.

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Nigerian pilgrims begin return journey Monday.

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The return journey of Nigeria’s 55,000 pilgrims who performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia begins on Monday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said.

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Lagos Third Mainland Bridge reopened

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The Lagos State Government has announced that the Third Mainland Bridge which was temporarily closed for Investigative Maintenance Test would be reopened by 5pm on Sunday.

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Ajimobi, Ladoja in warm embrace at Olubadan’s 90th birthday

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Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and former Gov. Rashidi Ladoja on Sunday defied their estranged relationship as they warmly embraced each other at the 90th birthday of Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji.

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Buhari commends 2 securitymen for returning bag of dollars

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President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to emulate two security men who returned a handbag filled with valuables, including dollars, forgotten at the Murtala Muhammed Airport by an American returnee. He said such conduct reflects the new Nigeria that we all desire. A Lagos-based medical doctor, Banji Oyegbami, who runs Betta Hospital in Agege, had met a family returning from …

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I strongly believe a single term is enough for president, governors –Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President-Ike Ekweremadu

As initially suggested by the former President Goodluck Jonathan, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday also proposed that governors and president spend only a single term of six years in office. Ekweremadu shared his thoughts on his social media handles, revealing that many nations across the world had adopted the single term presidency until their democracies were matured …

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Why we demolished Ayefele’s N800m Music House – Oyo Govt

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Oyo State Government on Monday justified the demolition of the N800 million Yinka Ayefele’s Music House, insisting that the survey contravenes the state’s town planning laws. Director General, Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control, Waheed Gbadamosi at a news conference said the exercise was carried out after all efforts to see the owner effect the necessary changes failed. Gbadamosi  …

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Buhari returns to Abuja after 10 days vacation in London

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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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BREAKING: Premium Times journalist Samuel Ogundipe released on bail

Samuel Ogundipe after he was released from police custody

A PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, who has been detained since Tuesday has been released. Mr Ogundipe was released on Friday morning after he was granted bail by magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Kubwa, Abuja. The judge had first heard the case on Wednesday after Mr Ogundipe was secretly arraigned without being allowed legal …

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Buhari unhealthy to rule, cabal running his govt – Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has affirmed that it is true that President Muhammadu Buhari has health challenges and also accused a cabal of running his (Buhari”s) government. Tambuwal also declared that he had been under tremendous pressure to join the 2019 presidential race. Addressing thousands of youths and students who stormed the Governor’s Office in appreciation of …

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Victor Moses dumps Nigeria as He resigns from Int’l Football

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By Joseph Aigbonosumua   Nigeria’s midfielder Victor Moses has announced a stunning  decision to quit international football, choosing his club Chelsea over answering duty calls from Nigeria. Moses, who is just 27, announced his decision on Wednesday on his Instagram page. He said he made this decision  to focus on his club career and family. Moses was part of the Nigerian …

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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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US Embassy Closes Abuja Consular Section ‘Until Further Notice’

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The U.S Embassy has announced a temporary closure of its Abuja Consulate section until further notice. This means all consular appointments at the Abuja US Embassy for visa and American Citizen Service are temporarily on hold. This was contained in a publication on the website of US Embassy in Nigeria, on Tuesday. “Scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja will …

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Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

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The Nigeria Army on Tuesday, said it had uncovered a facebook and other social media accounts allegedly used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members. Maj. Murtala Usman, Artillary Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Nigerian Army Combat Support Training Week in Maiduguri, said the social media accounts …

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APC candidate, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, wins Katsina North by-election

Ahmed Babba-Kaita

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s senatorial by-election in Katsina, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, is the winner, released results show. The Independent National Electoral Commission is soon to formally declare the winner. But its released results, already pastes at the collation centre, show that Mr Babba-Kaita, currently a member of the House of Representatives, polled 224, 607 votes to …

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