How gunmen kidnapped top Edo politician, killed his police orderly

The All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Owan West local government area of Edo state, Hon Michael Ohio-Ezomo, has been kidnapped. Hon Ohio-Ezomo was abducted on Thursday morning at his country home residence at Eme-Ora village. His police orderly was killed by the abductors. Ohio-Ezomo was a former member of the House of Assembly between 2011 and 2015. Chairman of the Owan West local government, Mr. Frank Ilaboya who confirmed the incident said it happened around 1 am. “We got the information early this morning. His police…

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INEC dump Adebutu out of Ogun governorship race

The Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) has said any Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member in Ogun State campaigning for an elective position without being on the candidates’ list released by the electoral umpire “is on his or her own” as the body has nothing to do with such. Mr. Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner for Information, Media and Voter Education, said this while featuring on Citizens’ Forum, a programme aired by the Rock City 101.9 FM, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Honourable Oladipupo Adebutu, a member of the House of…

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Saraki to APC: ‘Stop Lying, Atiku did not travel to America as my aide’

Senate President Bukola Saraki replied the ruling All Progressives Congress saying the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, did not travel to the United States as one of his aides. The All Progressives Congress had said Atiku was finally allowed to travel to the US because he posed as an aide to Saraki. Speaking on AIT’s Kakaaki programme on Wednesday, Saraki, who is the Director-General, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, described the allegation as nonsense. Saraki said, “These are desperate claims. When you are campaigning and you see that you have…

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NLC kicks as Council of States peg minimum wage at N27,000

The Nigeria Labour Congress has rejected the N27,000 new national minimum wage adopted by the National Council of States on Tuesday. The NLC Secretary-General, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja. National Council of State has pegged the National Minimum wage at N27,000. This amount is for the least paid workers in the states and the private sector. The private sector is at liberty to pay any amount, so long as it is not below N27,000. However, the Federal Government will pay its own workers…

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OBJ’s Letter: POINTS FOR CONCERN AND ACTION

  I am concerned as a democrat who believes that with faithful and diligent practice of democracy, we can get over most of our political problems and move steadfastly and surefootedly on the course of stability, unity of purpose, socio-economic growth and progress for all. Democracy becomes a sham if elections are carried out by people who should be impartial and neutral umpires, but who show no integrity, acting with blatant partiality, duplicity and imbecility. For all democrats and those carrying out the process of elections, there must be the…

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#PVCFOOTBALL attracts crowd across Nigeria during the Chelsea/Arsenal Premier league game

Yesterday, Tap Initiative for Citizens Development hosted 6 football viewing centres in 6 states across the geopolitical zones of the federation to promote voter participation and voters card collection. The event which took place simultaneously during the Chelsea vs Arsenal game was viewed in Owerri, Gombe, Lagos, Cross River, Kaduna and Abuja. Speaking with newsmen in the Abuja viewing centre which took place at River Plate Park, the Team Lead, Martin Obono stated that the event was geared towards driving PVC collection and voter education. “Since official data from INEC…

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AGF Freezes CJN’s accounts

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has requested the Director, Nigerian Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU) to freeze five bank accounts linked to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen. The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), in the charge it filed against the CJN before the Code of Conduct tribunal (CCT) for which he was to be arraigned on January 14, accused Justice Onnoghen of failing to declare the accounts. In a letter, written on the official letterhead paper of the AGF, but…

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$5m Bribe: I leave Ganduje with judiciary and Kano Assembly – Prez. Buhari

Moderator, Kadriah Ahmed, cautioned Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, asking him to allow President Muhammadu Buhari express his personal view on the authenticity of a video depicting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State allegedly receiving bribes from a contractor. Osinbajo, who had interjected on several occasions, attempted to bail out his principal who was reluctant to answer the question. “He can talk for himself,” the moderator retorted. Buhari later responded, “As I told you, I have seen the clip. I don’t know how much technology was used but can Ganduje fail to…

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Mba returns as Force PRO, replaces Jimoh

The acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, has appointed a new spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force. He is Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police. He takes over from Moshood Jimoh, an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police who has been redeployed to ‘other national assignment’. Until his appointment, Mr Mba was working at the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi- Lagos. The posting is with immediate effect. Mr Mba, a lawyer, is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where he studied Law. He also has a Masters Degree…

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Prez. Buhari appoints, decorates new Police IG

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new Inspector General of Police, he is Mohammad Abubakar Adamu from Nasarawa State. Buhari decorated the new Inspector General of Police at the State House, Abuja earlier today. He was assisted by the immediate past Police IG, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris. Earlier on Tuesday, the President and cabinet ministers had held an emergency Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. The agenda of the meeting, which took place at the Presidential Villa, was unknown. Our Correspondent had reported earlier that Adamu was sighted at the Presidential Villa,…

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Lagos Women Will Install Sanwoolu As Next Governor -Jumoke Okoya-Thomas

An assurance has been given that the women in Lagos State would deliver the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu as the next governor of the state in the 2019 general elections. Addressing a selected group of journalists in Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, the Women Leader of the Lagos State chapter of the APC, Hon. Jumoke Okoya-Thomas added that the coast was clear for Mr. Sanwoolu to assume coveted office through the support of the women. Okoya-Thomas pointed out that the women…

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NAF crew who died in helicopter crash during fight against Boko Haram buried in Abuja

The remains of the five crew of the Nigerian Air Force, who died in NAF Mi-35M helicopter that crashed in combat on January 2 was laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja on Tuesday. The helicopter crashed while providing close air support to troops of 145 Battalion during a fight against the Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno State.

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Dino surrenders, slumps at SARS headquarters

There was drama as the Senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, on Friday slumped as he entered the Special Anti-Robbery Squad headquarters in Abuja. Dino had surrendered to the Police after an eight-day siege on his Abuja residence, after which he was driven to the Force headquarters, Abuja, in a Police convoy. In a video by Channels Television, Melaye is seen being helped into the vehicle by some people around him, with some saying, “Give him water.” On arrival at the Force HQ, the video shows him being helped…

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5 Confirmed dead as NAF loses combat helicopter in battle with Boko Haram

The Nigerian Airforce have confirmed that five crew members, including two pilots and three personnel dead in the helicopter crash which occurred in Damasak, Borno State, late on Wednesday. The deceased are identified as; Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob, pilot in command; Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Kilyofas, co-pilot; Sergeant Auwal Ibrahim, flight technician; Lance corporal Adamu Nura, gunner, and Aircraftman Meshack Ishmael, gunner. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed their deaths in a release on Thursday, noting that their remains had been deposited in Maiduguri,…

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Breaking: Policeman, Abba Kyari emerges National Infinity’s ‘Nigerian of the Year 2018’

Abba Kyarri: Like A Diamond In The Dark One is curious to contemplate that he is not real. That his exploits as Nigeria, nay Africa’s numero uno investigative police officer are fabled tales from James Hadley Chase series or to bring it nearer home, the lead character in Kalu Okpi’s classics in the famous Pacesetter Series, not many Nigerians will remember the late author of detective novels of the early 80s. So much, were his exploits strange to our psyche because of the image and typical lackadaisical attitude of the…

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Ex-President Shehu Shagari is dead.

Nigeria’s first elected executive President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari is dead. Shagari passed away at the National Hospital Abuja on Friday. He was 93 years old. The news was broken by the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on his Twitter handle. The news was also confirmed by his grandson, Bello Shagari, via his verified Twitter handle @Belshagy. Shehu Usman Shagari was born in 1925 in Shagari village founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’i, who was also the Village Head, and took the name Shagari as his family name. His father’s…

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The Buharis Alleged ownership of Keystone and 9mobile shares: ‘A case of the thief calling the farm owner the thief’ -APC replies Atiku

PRESS RELEASE BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI CAMPAIGN ORGANIZATION ETISALAT AND KEYSTONE BANK SHARES: PUBLIC ALERT ON PLANS BY PDP AND ATIKU TEAM TO RELEASE A SERIES OF WILD, UNSUBSTANTIATED ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT. With the latest refrain of the PDP linking some phantom shares in Etisalat and Keystone bank to the ‘family’ of the President, we have it on good authority that the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and his party are set to release a series of wild, unsubstantiated allegations against the President and…

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Come Clean On Alleged Ownership Of Keystone Bank, 9Mobile, Atiku Challenges Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called on the appropriate authorities to urgently institute a probe to unravel those he said may be hidden faces behind the new ownership structure of multi billion naira telecoms giant, Etisalat (now 9mobile) Nigeria as well as Keystone Bank. In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday and signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, the former vice president said such a probe was necessary in view of reports that members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s…

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Ahead 2019, Ayodele warns Atiku, PDP

Popular prophet and founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Ejigbo Lagos State, Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele, has prophesied that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would not be able to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election if certain terms sanctioned by God are not followed by him (Atiku). The revered seer, speaking at his annual prophesy unveiling programme in his church premises last Saturday, warned that PDP must do the right things if it wishes to win the 2019 general elections. “I said it the other time and…

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Protesting National Assembly staff vamoose ahead of Prez. Buhari’s budget presentation

The atmosphere at the National Assembly is calm as President Muhammadu Buhari presents the 2019 Appropriation Bill to the legislature today. The President is scheduled to arrive any moment from now and lay the budget before a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives. Men of the Nigeria Police and operatives of the Department of State Services are spearheading security operations in and around the complex. Presidential Guards Brigade, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps, among others, are also on the ground. The Clerk…

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Political party where politicians swear to deadly oath barefooted

No fewer than 689 candidates contesting for various positions on the platform of Justice Must Prevail Party on Wednesday swore to what the national chairman described as “deadly oath of integrity that kills if violated.” The national chairman of JMPP, Dr. Olusegun Ijagbemi, also said the party would build a 26-feet-tall-concrete wall round the country to guard against Boko Haram, smuggling and other criminal activities at border areas. A pastor and an imam administered the oath to the candidates who stood barefooted while it lasted, at the party’s convention in…

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“There won’t be peace in APC” -Communications Minister, Shittu

The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has threatened to work against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, at the February elections. Shittu who lost in the race for the governorship ticket said without restitution, there won’t be peace in the APC. The National Working Committee of the APC had raised the Peace and Reconciliation Committee for each of the six geopolitical zones to reconcile aggrieved members ahead of the general elections. The minister joins the list of Governor Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun) and his…

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How Buhari Celebrated 76th Birthday

President Muhammadu Buhari, who marked his 76th birthday on Monday, jokingly ‘protested’ when a reporter mistakenly reduced his age by one year. “Why would you reduce my age by one?’’ the President queried the reporter when he fielded questions in both English and Hausa languages from State House correspondents after a brief ceremony at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday. The president called on Nigerians to continue to pray for him and the country at large, charging them to continue to show more understanding of his administration’s…

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Meet Nigeria’s richest prisoner! The Senate just paid him N85.5m as allowance

Six months after his conviction by a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Senator Joshua Dariye is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly, The PUNCHcan report. Investigations by The PUNCHrevealed that Dariye, who represents Plateau-Central Senatorial District, was still receiving the allowances because his seat had yet to be declared vacant by the leadership of the National Assembly. Dariye, who was governor of Plateau State from 1999 to 2007, was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and convicted by Justice…

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‘June 12 Annulment: How OBJ and I did it’ -IBB

A former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, has revealed what transpired between him and former President, Olusegun Obasanjo regarding the annulment of the June 12, 1993, presidential election. Babangida also lamented the fact that Nigerians don’t give him enough credit for the electoral process during the annulled election. However, on June 12, 2018, the former General apologized to the family of Moshood Abiola, the reported winner of the 1993 elections. Babangida gave his reasons on why he refused to support the 1993 democratic process saying, “Everybody said so. I agree.…

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Davido in trouble for violating NYSC service rules

The National Youth Service Corps says it has communicated with popular musician, David Adeleke aka Davido, over his activities during his service year. The NYSC Director of Information, Adenike Adeyemi, however, did not say what punishment had been meted out to Davido who has broken several NYSC bye-laws The artiste, our correspondent gathered, violated many of the scheme’s regulations. Davido’s enrolment for the NYSC had created a stir, as he became the cynosure of all eyes at the Iyana Ipaja, Lagos orientation camp where he had submitted himself for registration…

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SDP, KOWA deny Atiku’s endorsement

The Social Democratic Party and the presidential candidate of KOWA Party, Dr Adesina Fagbenro-Byron, have distanced themselves from the adoption of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as the Coalition of United Political Parties consensus candidate. The CUPP, which is a coalition of at least 45 political parties, including the PDP, SDP and KOWA, was formed in July to present a consolidated opposition against President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2019. The convener of the coalition, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, during a…

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Kwara traders resist Saraki’s thugs attempt to disrupt FG’s TraderMoni

Hoodlums believed to be supporters of Senate President; Dr. Bukola Saraki stormed the Mandate Market in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday and scared away petty traders and TraderMoni agents thereby disrupting the disbursement of money to beneficiaries of the Federal Government scheme. As early as 9am, the hoodlums, some of them wearing ‘PDP Atikulated T-shirts’, stormed the Mandate Market, insisting that the TraderMoni scheme could not be conducted in the market because Senate President Bukola Saraki’s father donated the land to the state government to build the market. According to…

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Lagos Police Commissioner, Edgar promises NURTW fire for fire

Lagos Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal Wednesday warned members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) that the police was ready to battle any group that was out to disrupt electioneering processes. Edgal gave the warning following allegations that some politicians were arming NURTW members to cause chaos should their candidates not emerge victorious in next year’s election. He spoke at a meeting with chairmen of 64 political parties and their candidates as well as other security agencies held at the Police Officers’ Mess Ikeja. He said: “There is…

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‘Babylon is falling’ says Agbaje after Ambode’s Commissioner dump APC

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, have hailed the defection of the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wasiu Oluwo, to the PDP. In separate statements, the PDP and Agbaje said the decision of the commissioner to resign his position and his membership of the All Progressives Congress was due to the failure of the ruling party. In a statement titled, ‘Babylon is Falling’, Agbaje said the APC would continue to fail and crumble. He said, “Babylon is falling!…

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Ekiti community protests against Fayose’s imposed monarch

Some protesters led by the Regent of Orin Odo-Ekiti in Ekiti, Oluwakemi Ogundana-Ajisafe, on Tuesday urged the state government not to recognise Oba Adebisi Ogunjobi as the traditional ruler of the community. They accused former Governor Ayo Fayose of unilaterally imposing Ogunjobi as Olorin without following due process. The protesters, who took their case to the office of the Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, said the monarch must stop parading himself as Olorin for peace to reign in the community. Ogundana-Ajisafe described the emergence of Ogunjobi as “bizarre, unconventional and…

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Hamzat will make a difference as Deputy Gov. -Sanwoolu

The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Lagos State, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, said he chose Dr Obafemi Hamzat as his running mate because he would make a capable deputy. Sanwo-Olu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Hamzat is a man with high level of knowledge and skills that would help make the difference in the state. ”Femi and I, we have been friends for well over 15 years. I know his strength and I know he is a capable man, and I know he…

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Hadiza Usman, NPA Boss, Denies Senate’s N177 Billion Fraud Allegation

Hadiza Bala Usman, Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has denied allegations made by the Senate that it failed to remit N177 billion of its 2017 revenue into the Consolidated Revenue Fund, as required by law. The NPA in its statement said that; “Total revenue generated by the Authority in the Year 2017 stood at N303.9 billion while total expenditure (inclusive of recurrent and capital) amounted to N205.8 billion.” “Of the N303.9bn generated revenue, the sum of N60.12 billion represents uncollectable revenue from concessionaires attributed to clauses in…

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OPC Founder, Fasheun Is Dead

Founder and national leader of Odua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, is died. Fasehun, it was learnt, died in the early hours of Saturday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. The octogenarian, it was learnt, was admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital on Tuesday where he remained until his demise. Confirming his death to our correspondent on the telephone, Fasehun’s spokesman, Mr. Adeoye Jolaosho, said the late OPC founder was confirmed dead after a brief illness. “It is true, baba died this morning at the…

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‘My regrets’ -Atiku

Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has apologised for joining the groups, who came together to form the All Progressives Congress. He said the apology had become necessary because of the sufferings Nigerians had been subjected to in the last three and half years from a party he played a role in bringing to power. Atiku, who spoke on Thursday in Yola, Adamawa State, during a town hall meeting with residents of Jimeta, described the APC as an assembly of ‘elements’ that came…

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Probe Fayose? “It is not my business, I leave Fayose to God’’ -Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has clarified his stance on the fate of the immediate past governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose. Fayemi who spoke with State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja explained that there was never a time he said he would probe Fayose. He said, “Well, I am sure I have never said anything about a probe. “Looking into books is the duty of any new governor. You need to know what you found in…

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Atiku, MKO ushered in Nigeria’s democracy- OGD

The former Governor of Ogun State and Director General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organization (APCO), Otunba Gbenga Daniel has stated that the joint sacrifices of Late Chief MKO Abiola and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in 1993 metamorphosed into the current stable democracy Nigeria enjoys. Otunba Daniel made this assertion while delivering the keynote address at the City People Magazine’s 22nd-anniversary lecture in Lagos on Sunday tagged “Nigeria: the bumpy road to 2019” While chronicling the journey of Nigeria from the pre and post-colonial era, the former governor stated that the…

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OBJ, GEJ storm Yola for Atiku’s installation as 7th Waziri of Adamawa

Former Vice President and the Presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has been formally turbaned the 7th Waziri of Adamawa Emirate. The position of Waziri makes the former Vice President next to the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Barkindo, in the hierarchy of the emirate. Speaking at the occasion, the Lamido of Adamawa, said Atiku was honoured with the title of Waziri because of his immense contributions to the development of Nigeria, particularly Adamawa State, where his impact was felt in various sectors. “Atiku has also contributed greatly to unifying…

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Appeal Court upholds Nyame’s conviction, Adds N525m fine

The Court of Appeal has held that the May 30 conviction of ex-Taraba State Governor, Reverend Jolly Nyame was justified in view of the gravity of the offence he committed. The court, in a unanimous judgment of three-man panel, reduced his 14 years sentence to 12 years and proceeded to impose fines estimated at about N600 million. Nyame was convicted and sentenced in a judgment given on May 30 this year by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the FCT, Abuja. He was convicted on offences of criminal…

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Meet Haleemat Busari, Jimi Agbaje’s Running mate for Lagos 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has announced a lawyer, Mrs. Haleemat Busari, as his running mate. The law graduate from the University of Lagos is a Director on the board of several blue-chip companies. She was a director in Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecommunications company) and a serving director in First Bank, Sierra Leone. A statement on Thursday by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, said the PDP candidate picked Mrs.…

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Atiku hires Trump’s PR Strategist for N400m to battle Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has engaged the services of top United States firm and lobbyist, Brian Ballard, to work with it for the successful emergence of its candidate, Atiku Abubakar as Nigeria’s president come 2019, TheCable has exclusively disclosed in a report. The firm which lobbied for the current U.S President, Donald Trump, has a contract with PDP on a monthly payment of $90 thousand Dollars (N31.5m). The contract which will last for one year will cumulatively fetch the firm N400 million naira at the end of the year.…

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Ganduje Speaks On Bribe Videos: Its all lies, it never happened

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Friday, denied before the House of Assembly that he collected bribe from any contractor. An online newspaper, Daily Nigerian, had published an investigative report supported with two videos showing Mr. Ganduje allegedly receiving the bribe in dollars. The state House of Assembly, under the leadership of Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, later constituted a committee to establish the authenticity of the videos. Consequently, the Assembly summoned the publisher/editor-in-chief of the online newspaper, Jaafar Jaafar, to testify before the committee. While appearing before the committee,…

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New Video emerges as Kano Assembly summons Gov. Ganduje

More evidence of Ganduje's Greed aka dollar collection operations. EFCC is in a coma till 2019 on this issue. But were quick to freeze Fayose's account while he was governor. Just imagine this was Wike..Would the EFCC be this quiet on such an issue? This is why Buhari has to go pic.twitter.com/1R1DAQvQ45 — Babasola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) October 31, 2018 Another shocking video has emerged showing the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, in black Kaftan, collecting bribe in wads of dollars from a contractor. The Vanguard reported that video has sparked…

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Fayemi inaugurates CoS, SSG, two others

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, today sworn-in four new members of the State Executive Council with a charge on them to immediately swing into action and offer only the best of services to the people. Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony held at the Osuntoku Pavilion, Government House, Fayemi said the new cabinet members were appointed based on their track record, expertise and experience, and as such, must immediately settle down in office and inject new ideas to reinvigorate the government machinery to the overall benefit of the…

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Anenih, a foremost nationalist -OGD

Late former Chairman, Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Tony Anenih, has been described as one Nigeria’s foremost politicians whose death ended a great chapter in the nation’s political history. In his condolence message on the death of the elder statesman, former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba (Engr.) Gbenga Daniel stated that Chief Anenih was a hugely endowed political leader and foremost nationalist who served the country in various capacities during his lifetime. “As one of the founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Anenih…

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‘OurMumuDonDo’: Charly Boy to get N50m from Police for damages

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Nigeria Police Force, IGP and the FCT Commissioner of Police to pay N50m to Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, the convener of ‘OurMumuDonDo’ movement. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice John Tsoho awarded the amount on Monday while delivering judgment in a fundamental rights suit brought against the Police by Charly Boy. He said the sum was a compensation for the violation of his rights to dignity of the human person, freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association.…

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2019: ‘Don’t vote for Atiku’ – Balarabe warns Nigerians

A former governor of Old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, on Monday urged Nigerians not to “gamble” with the idea of returning the People’s Democratic Party to power in 2019. Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Kaduna that the country would be worse off if the main opposition party is allowed to come back. He said the PDP had ruled the country for 16 years before 2015 and that “all they brought to Nigerians was misery and underdevelopment.” Musa said that the opposition party almost completely ruined…

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Ogun 2019: ‘I will not waste this ticket’ -Bankole assures ADP

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Ogun State governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party, Dimeji Bankole, has expressed the confidence that the party will win the governorship seat in the state in 2019. He said this on Monday when he was formally unveiled by the state party chairman, Chief Wale Egunleti, to other party members and supporters at the party secretariat, Onikolobo, Abeokuta. He said the party was well structured and would displace the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state in the coming general elections.…

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