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Wike is my godfather, I’ll support his re-election bid – Davido

A popular Nigerian musician, David Adeleke, also called Davido, on Sunday said he would work for Governor Nyesom Wike’s second term in office. The musician, who made the pledge in Port Harcourt when he visited the Rivers State governor, said he would also institute a talent hunt show for Rivers-based artistes. He said the programme would be in line with …

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Osinbajo’s house-to-house campaign excites residents

VP commences door2door campaign at Jimiku family compound in Karu abuja

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday commenced door-to-door campaign at Nyanya and Karu suburbs of the FCT, prompting residents to troop out chanting “Sai Baba’’. He took the campaign to door steps in support of the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 general election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Osinbajo was given a rousing welcome as …

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Court orders EFCC, DSS, Police to produce Alison-Madueke in 72 hours

Diezani Allison Madueke

A Federal High Court judge gave what appears to be a tall order to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Department of State Security, DSS and the Nigerian Police Force to produce within 72 hours, Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum Minister. Alison-Madueke is based in London, facing a probe by an anti-graft agency and the EFCC only recently began to …

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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

NLC

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

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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Osun Decide: PDP’s Adeleke missing at TV debate

Osun Gov asparants Debate

*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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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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2019: Quilox Boss, Shina Peller Obtains House Of Reps Form Under APC

Shina Peller

After the not too young to run bill was passed into a bill, several Nigerian youths have expressed interest in participating in politics. Some have already started obtaining their forms for various position of interest. One of such is club Quilox CEO Shina Peller, who under the APC umbrella has gotten his expression of interest form today. He wrote on …

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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

Shekarau and Oshiomole

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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Featured PDP BoT bars members from campaigning for Atiku, Saraki, others

PDP-symbol

The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party has barred its members from campaigning for any of its presidential aspirants. The party presently has about 13 aspirants jostling for its sole presidential ticket. The aspirants are a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar;  a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso;  Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal;  Governor of …

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Oshiomhole’s Impeachment Plan Is Mere “Wishful Thinking” – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the position of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, that he should be impeached is merely wishful thinking. A statement signed by his Special Assistant, Yusuf Olaniyonu, on Friday, said the APC will continue to dream about their plan to impeach him as they need 73 senators to lawfully …

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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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Saraki not fit for Senate presidency: APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki

The All Progressives Congress (APC) took off the gloves and knocked Senator Bukola Saraki, with bare knuckle on Thursday, declaring him unfit to be President of the Senate. The party said this in a blistering statement issued by Mr Yekini Nabena, its acting National Publicity Secretary in Abuja. It was the first reaction from the party, since Saraki addressed a …

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EFCC arrests former DSS boss, Ita Ekpenyong

Ita Ekpenyong, Ex-DSS Boss

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Ita Ekpeyong, the penultimate former Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS). Ekpeyong was arrested at his Asokoro, Abuja home, on Thursday afternoon, after a thorugh search of his house by the EFCC operatives. In November 2017, EFCC secured a court order to arrest Ekpeyong, but its officials were prevented …

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Daura betrayed Buhari to Saraki, says ex-aide in a tell-all interview

LAWAN DAURA, SACKED DG OF SSS

A former assistant to the sacked director general of State Security Service, Lawal Daura, has accused his former principal of extensive corruption, and has portrayed him as a man who serially betrayed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, for money. The assistant, Abdulwahab Abdulrahman, a retired senior SSS official, said he left the agency because of the scale of corruption and …

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Gov. Emmanuel sacks two commissioners loyal to Akpabio

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State

On the day that Senator Godswill Akpabio formally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom tried to spoil the defection party by sacking two commissioners loyal to Akpabio. The commissioners were sacked with immediate effect for what was called “act of disloyalty”. They are the Commissioners for Labour, Productivity and …

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Seiyefa appointed Acting Director-General, DSS

Mathew Seiyefa, Ag-DG DSS

Nigeria’s acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has appointed Matthew Seiyefa as the Acting Director-General of the Department of State Security, DSS. This came after the sack of Lawal Daura as Director-General, DSS, earlier in the day by Osinbajo after the invasion of the National Assembly by the DSS. This was confirmed by the Presidency on its twitter handle on Tuesday, …

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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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All is now set for Senator Godswill Akpabio to dump PDP for APC

Godswill Akpabio with President Buhari

Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom state, is set to dump the Peoples Democratic Party and dampen the celebration mood in the PDP headquarters, over the defection of some senators and three governors from the All Progressives Congress. Now a reverse switch is about to happen, with one of the main pillars of the PDP in the …

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