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    OBITUARY: Katsina-Alu, renowned jurist who trained with Buhari in the army

OBITUARY: Katsina-Alu, renowned jurist who trained with Buhari in the army

Death is inevitable. In the wee hours of Wednesday, it was the turn of Aloysius Katsina-Alu to heed its call. Katsina-Alu, one of Nigeria’s most eminent jurists, died at Chida Orthopaedic Hospital, Gudu, Abuja. He was the chief justice of Nigeria from December 30, 2009, to August 28, 2011, having succeeded Idris Legbo Kutigi. Katsina-Alu -- who is said to be the first person from the middle belt [...]

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    ‘Not all lawmakers are corrupt’ — APC rep demands apology from Buhari

‘Not all lawmakers are corrupt’ — APC rep demands apology from Buhari

Abubakar Adamu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member in the house of representatives, has faulted the perception that all lawmakers are corrupt. He said contrary to this belief, he has never collected bribe as a public official. He took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for accusing the national assembly of inserting questionable projects into the 2018 budget. Demanding an apology from the president, [...]

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Ekiti assembly rejects result of governorship poll

The Ekiti state house of assembly has rejected the result of the state governorship election, saying it was marred by various irregularities. Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the election, defeating Kolapo Olusola of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Majority of lawmakers in the assembly are of the PDP. NAN reports that the house also adjourned legislative business until October [...]

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    ‘I can’t join failed APC leaders in Ebonyi’ — Umahi denies dumping PDP

‘I can’t join failed APC leaders in Ebonyi’ — Umahi denies dumping PDP

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state has denied decamping from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Umahi added that “even if there is a need” for him to leave the PDP, he can never leave for the "kind of APC in Ebonyi state”. Umahi said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists regarding recent reports that he has [...]

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    Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia after the World Cup. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this on Monday. There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled. Shehu said the president has directed Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign [...]

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    Dogara: Those who don’t believe in rule of law have no business leading a democracy

Dogara: Those who don’t believe in rule of law have no business leading a democracy

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says there is the need for leaders to obey the principles of rule of law and separation of powers in a democratic government. According to him “leaders who do not believe in the rule of law have no business leading a democracy.” Dogara said this on Monday at the opening ceremony of the national [...]

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    PDP on Ekiti poll: The entire nation is standing with us

PDP on Ekiti poll: The entire nation is standing with us

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described its defeat in Ekiti state governorship election as a temporary setback, saying the “entire nation is standing with us”. Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 197,459 votes to defeat Kolapo Olusola, the PDP candidate, who had 178,121 votes. The party as well as Olusola had earlier rejected the result. Speaking with journalists [...]

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    Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

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    HEDA writes IGP, demands probe of Adeosun over ‘certificate forgery’

HEDA writes IGP, demands probe of Adeosun over ‘certificate forgery’

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to investigate the allegations of certificate forgery against Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance. Premium Times had reported that Adeosun allegedly forged an exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The corps in response said the finance minister applied for exemption but it would investigate [...]

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    Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for an urgent meeting of the Nigeria police council. Falana said the meeting has become expedient as a result of the incessant killings being recorded across the country. In 2018 alone, hundreds of citizens have lost their lives following attacks by bandits, armed robbers as well as attacks and clashes between herdsmen and farmers. Falana said [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Kayode Fayemi, the comeback kid who lost gracefully in 2014

CLOSE-UP: Kayode Fayemi, the comeback kid who lost gracefully in 2014

On Sunday, Kayode Fayemi was declared winner of the Ekiti  state governorship election, defeating Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Call it the second coming of the former governor of the state and you are not far from the truth. His victory came as a surprise to [...]

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    Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has reportedly paid for the return flight of 50 Nigerians stranded in Russia. There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled. Writing via his Instagram page on Saturday, Nnamdi Odimegwu, a motivational speaker, said he was [...]

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    ‘Many soldiers missing’ in fresh Boko Haram ambush

‘Many soldiers missing’ in fresh Boko Haram ambush

The Nigerian army reportedly suffered casualties in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state on Friday. Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, said “many” were either killed, injured or missing in the attack. Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Salkida said the soldiers were ambushed while trying to launch an attack [...]

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    I’m still in APC, says Shehu Sani

I’m still in APC, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says he is yet to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to any other party. In a statement on Friday, Sani said consultations are still ongoing with regard to his continued stay or otherwise in the APC. “I am yet to defect or decamp or migrate from the APC to any other party,” the senator [...]

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    Sheriff named DG of Buhari support committee

Sheriff named DG of Buhari support committee

Ali Modu Sheriff, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been named the director-general of "Buhari 2019 presidential support committee". Gideon Sammani, senior special assistant to the president on political matters, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. The committee is made up of 35 members in the support committee, 10 in the national advisory committee, five members of national [...]

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    PHOTO: Fayose, Fayemi share bottle of wine — but not on election eve

PHOTO: Fayose, Fayemi share bottle of wine — but not on election eve

Looking at the current situation in Ekiti, those not conversant with the past would think Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, and Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, have always been on warring path. Long before the state governorship election slated for Saturday, the political rivalry of the duo could easily pass as one of the most popular in the country. It could even [...]

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