Saturday, February 17, 2018

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    PDP: Amaechi is an overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product

PDP: Amaechi is an overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, as an "overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product".There are reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Amaechi as the director-general of his reelection campaign.Although Amaechi has not spoken about the appointment publicly, he told journalists on Thursday that corruption would return "automatically" if the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not win [...]

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    Protesters storm APC secretariat, ask Oyegun to step down

Protesters storm APC secretariat, ask Oyegun to step down

Some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have asked John Oyegun, national chairman of the party, to resign.During a protest to the party's national secretariat in Abuja on Thursday, the APC supporters said they had lost confidence in Oyegun.The protesters on the platform of "Buhari for Victory 2019 Initiative" held placards with inscriptions such as: 'Oyegun is a threat [...]

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    Jonathan taunts APC: Propaganda may help you win election but you can’t govern with it

Jonathan taunts APC: Propaganda may help you win election but you can’t govern with it

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has taken a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying even if a party wins through propaganda, it can not govern with it.Speaking when he received leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Friday, Jonathan said the APC had failed to fulfil its promise to Nigerians.He also charged the PDP [...]

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    FG: Why rail project to Niger Republic is necessary

FG: Why rail project to Niger Republic is necessary

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the proposed railway line from Kano to Maradi, a border town in Niger, will help grow Nigeria's economy.In his New Year speech, President Muhammadu Buhari announced that were negotiations for the construction of a rail line from Kano to Maradi.But this was greeted with wide criticisms.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja, Amaechi said [...]

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    Amaechi: I’d be foolish to say there’s no corruption under Buhari

Amaechi: I’d be foolish to say there’s no corruption under Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he would be "nearly foolish" to say there is no corruption in the current administration.Speaking with select media houses, including TheCable, Amaechi said the corruption that might be found in the present government can not be compared with what obtained in previous administrations.He said under President Muhammadu Buhari, there are consequences for corrupt acts.Asked [...]

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    Amaechi: Nigeria will go 10 steps backwards if APC loses in 2019

Amaechi: Nigeria will go 10 steps backwards if APC loses in 2019

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says if the All Progressives Congress (APC) loses the 2019 election, Nigeria will be taken 10 steps backwards.The minister said this while speaking with select journalists in Abuja on Thursday.Amaechi said the APC government needs another four years to surmount the challenges it met in office.While admitting that the Buhari administration has made mistakes, he [...]

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    Senate hurriedly adjourns following fire outbreak

Senate hurriedly adjourns following fire outbreak

A technical room in the senate wing is of the national assembly is on fire. The room is located in the basement of the national assembly, where banks and a mosque are located. The cause of the fire is not yet known but there are spirited attempts to put it out. There was no one hurt in the incident as of the time [...]

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    PDP to Tinubu: Buhari most qualified to join retirees club

PDP to Tinubu: Buhari most qualified to join retirees club

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari is most qualified to join retirees club.The opposition party said this in reaction to a comment credited to Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who said ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, former head of state, should join the retirees club.The duo, in controversial statements, had asked [...]

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    EFCC to arraign CCT chairman March 15

EFCC to arraign CCT chairman March 15

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign Umar Danladi, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Umar will be facing a two-count charge on allegations of demanding bribe.The CCT chairman is accused of demanding N10m from Rasheed Owolabi Taiwo, a defendant standing trial before his court, in 2012.He is also accused of receiving another N1.8 million [...]

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    Oyo-Ita: 150 deputy directors failed promotion exams

Oyo-Ita: 150 deputy directors failed promotion exams

At least 150 deputy directors in the federal civil service who sat for promotion examinations in the last three years failed in their bid to move to the next level.Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of service of the federation, disclosed this at the second permanent secretary's quarterly breakfast meeting in Abuja on Wednesday."Over 290 deputy directors sat for the exams, out of [...]

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    I sympathise with APC, says Tinubu

I sympathise with APC, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed sympathy with the ruling party.Speaking at a meeting with APC's national working committee (NWC) in Abuja on Wednesday, Tinubu said there would be challenges in carrying out change in different sectors of the country.The national leader said the party needs to look inward and should be repositioned if [...]

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    ‘Buhari might be the target’ — nine senators reject amendment of election timetable

‘Buhari might be the target’ — nine senators reject amendment of election timetable

Nine senators have kicked against the amendment of the timetable for the  2019 elections.Among the senators are Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa west), Binta Garba (Adamawa north) and Omo Ovie-Agege (Delta central).The upper legislative chamber adopted the amended timetable after it considered a conference committee report on Wednesday.But the senators opposed to it said the report that was laid and considered in [...]

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    Senate confirms seven INEC RECs

Senate confirms seven INEC RECs

The senate has confirmed seven nominees for the position of resident electoral commissioners (RECs) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).They were confirmed on Wednesday after the senate considered a report of the committee on INEC.Presenting the report, Suleiman Nazif, chairman of the committee, said of the nine nominees referred to its committee for screening, only eight showed up.Nazif said [...]

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    Melaye is Saraki’s son, says Remi Tinubu

Melaye is Saraki’s son, says Remi Tinubu

Remi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, has described Dino Melaye, her colleague from Kogi west, as a son in whom Senate President Bukola Saraki is well pleased.The wife of the former Lagos governor said this on Tuesday when she was called by Saraki to second a motion approving votes and proceedings moved by Melaye.Saraki had asked Melaye to move a [...]

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    Tinubu meets Oyegun, APC leaders as reconciliation begins

Tinubu meets Oyegun, APC leaders as reconciliation begins

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), met with John Oyegun, APC chairman, and members of the party's national working committee (NWC) at the headquarters of the ruling party in Abuja.Top on the agenda of the meeting was the task which President Muhammadu Buhari gave to Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved members of the ruling party.When he visited the [...]

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    Senate gives agencies one-week ultimatum to submit budgets

Senate gives agencies one-week ultimatum to submit budgets

The senate has given a one-week ultimatum to government agencies to submit their budgets or "face necessary actions".The resolution of the senate was sequel to a motion sponsored by Ahmed Lawan, senate leader, on Wednesday.Lawan said out of the over 60 agencies, only the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has submitted its budget.The senate leader said President Muhammadu Buhari has done [...]

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