Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Atiku petitions Buhari over ‘threat’ to life

Atiku petitions Buhari over ‘threat’ to life

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he and his family have received death threats via text messages because of his decision to contest the 2019 presidential election.In a petition dated September 7 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abubakar said the author of the message said his family is being closely watched.Abubakar said his wife and daughters received separate messages that unless [...]

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    Ex-police commissioner accuses Shehu Sani of forgery

Ex-police commissioner accuses Shehu Sani of forgery

Sani Magaji, a retired police commissioner of Akwa Ibom state, has accused Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, of forgery, vowing to take him to court.In a petition to Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Magaji alleged that the senator forged his signature on a document said to be an endorsement of direct primary election in the [...]

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    Dogara’s political future is bleak, says APC

Dogara’s political future is bleak, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, is confused.The party said this in reaction to reports that the speaker had defected to the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and obtained forms to recontest his seat.Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of APC, said the political future of Dogara is bleak, accusing him of anti-party activities while in [...]

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    Labour gives FG 14-day ultimatum over minimum wage

Labour gives FG 14-day ultimatum over minimum wage

Organised labour has given the federal government 14 days to reconvene the committee on a new minimum wage or risk industrial action.Leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) frowned at the decision of Chris Ngige, minister of labour, to adjourn the work of the committee indefinitely.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said [...]

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    ‘I want to give opportunity to the poor’ — Bolaji Abdullahi declares governorship bid

‘I want to give opportunity to the poor’ — Bolaji Abdullahi declares governorship bid

Bolaji Abdullahi, a former minister of sports, has declared his bid to contest the governorship election of Kwara state.Abdullahi, a former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is running on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform.He declared his intention to run at an event in Ilorin, the state capital, on Wednesday, promising to give opportunity to children of the poor [...]

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    ‘He’s not weak’ — Kwankwaso’s aide tackles Buhari

‘He’s not weak’ — Kwankwaso’s aide tackles Buhari

Binta Sipikin, spokeswoman of Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, says her principal is not weak.Sipikin said this in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari's statement that defectors are weak and selfish.On Tuesday, Buhari said those who defected from the APC could not align with the vision of his administration.Kwankwaso left the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Ishaku’s aide: Taraba APC members were embarrassed by Oshiomhole’s statement

Ishaku’s aide: Taraba APC members were embarrassed by Oshiomhole’s statement

Emmanuel Bello, senior special assistant to Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba, on public affairs, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is someone with a terrible record.Bello said this in response to a statement credited to Oshiomhole.The APC chairman had accused Ishaku of being an absentee governor, saying his party would give the state a "resident [...]

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    Osun releases N19.8bn for workers’ salaries — 11 days to governorship poll

Osun releases N19.8bn for workers’ salaries — 11 days to governorship poll

The Osun state government has released N19.8 billion for the payment of salaries of workers and pensioners.This is coming 11 days to the governorship election.In statement on Tuesday, Bola Oyebamiji, Osun state commissioner of finance, said Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, directed the payment of the arrears to demonstrate his commitment to his promises.Oyebamiji commended the workers for their [...]

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    In Kano, Atiku clarifies stand on restructuring

In Kano, Atiku clarifies stand on restructuring

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the All Progressives Congress (APC) must be very ignorant.He said this in reaction to the criticism the party directed at him over his position on restructuring.The party had asked Abubakar why he did not use his office to correct the imbalance in the federation when he served as vice-president.But speaking with journalists on Monday night, [...]

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    Amnesty asks FG to release report of ‘human rights abuse’ by military

Amnesty asks FG to release report of ‘human rights abuse’ by military

Amnesty International says the delay of the federal government to make public a report by a presidential panel on the alleged excesses of the army is an affront on citizens who are victims.In June 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari set up the Presidential Investigative Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement in [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Taraba people can’t wait to have Ishaku out

Oshiomhole: Taraba people can’t wait to have Ishaku out

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his party will give Taraba state a resident governor in 2019.Oshiomhole said this on Monday when he swore in Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi as the chairman of APC in Taraba.He alleged that Darius Ishaku, the governor, spends one day in Taraba and six days outside the state.According to him, the Taraba [...]

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    APC to reopen sale of forms in Osun after governorship poll

APC to reopen sale of forms in Osun after governorship poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will reopen the sale and submission of forms for various elective positions in Osun state after the governorship elections.The election is scheduled for September 22.In a statement on Monday, Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of the APC, said the sale and submission would be reopened on September 24.Nabena explained that this was done to [...]

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    Yari: Over 2,000 people have been killed in Zamfara since 2011

Yari: Over 2,000 people have been killed in Zamfara since 2011

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, says insecurity in the state has led to the loss of at least 2,300 people from 2011 till date.The governor said this while speaking at a special town meeting on security in Gusau, Zamfara capital, on Monday.Lai Mohammed, minister of information; Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence; and Suleiman Adamu, minister of water resources; attended the [...]

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    Buhari not opposed to card reader, says Garba Shehu

Buhari not opposed to card reader, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, says his principal is the country’s number one fan of card reader.Shehu said this in response to criticisms which trailed Buhari's refusal to give assent to the  electoral act amendment bill.Some critics said Buhari was averse to card reader but Shehu explained that electronic voting and use of card [...]

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    PDP is dead, says APC

PDP is dead, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead.Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of APC, said this in a statement on Sunday while reacting to a statement by Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Wike had alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party have planted agents in the PDP.The governor said he knows some PDP presidential [...]

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    CSO asks EFCC to probe NNPC over 2016 audit report

CSO asks EFCC to probe NNPC over 2016 audit report

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence investigation into allegations of missing and unremitted funds levelled against some agencies, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).The civil society organisation (CSO) based its demand on an audit report of some ministries and agencies by Price WaterHouse Coopers in 2016.In a petition to [...]

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