Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Kwankwaso: Medical tourism is first choice of our leaders — I offer positive change

Kwankwaso: Medical tourism is first choice of our leaders — I offer positive change

Rabiu Kwankwaso, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, says medical tourism has become the first choice of Nigeria's leaders.Speaking at the declaration of his presidential ambition in Abuja on Wednesday, Kwankwaso said if elected, his government would ensure that the health sector is reformed.The senator representing Kano central said his main goal is to provide affordable healthcare services."Now that medical [...]

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    Eagle Square belongs to all of us, says Saraki on Kwankwaso’s declaration drama

Eagle Square belongs to all of us, says Saraki on Kwankwaso’s declaration drama

Senate President Bukola Saraki has condemned the refusal to allow Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano, use Eagle Square to make the declaration of his presidential ambition.He said the move sends a wrong message about the country’s democracy.Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser on media and publicity to the senate president, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.The senate president said [...]

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    Secondus asks Buhari to sign electoral act amendment

Secondus asks Buhari to sign electoral act amendment

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act amendment.In a statement on Tuesday, Ike Abonyi, media aide to the PDP chairman, quoted Secondus as saying this when he received Atahiru Bafarawa, former governor of Sokoto, and Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe - both presidential aspirants.The aspirants were at [...]

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    Uduaghan attends APC caucus meeting at Aso Rock

Uduaghan attends APC caucus meeting at Aso Rock

Emmanuel Uduaghan, former governor of Delta state, on Tuesday attended an All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.Uduaghan is aspiring to represent Delta south senatorial zone in 2019.He had been a member of PDP since 1998.The meeting which started about 8:20pm is holding at the Aso Rock villa in Abuja.The caucus is deliberating on the [...]

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    PDP sells house of reps nomination form for N1m — ‘to enhance youth inclusion’

PDP sells house of reps nomination form for N1m — ‘to enhance youth inclusion’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has slashed the price of nominations form for house of representatives aspirants.According to the opposition party, the form's selling price has been reduced from N2 million to N1 million to allow youth inclusion in politics.This was contained in a statement issued by Austin Akobundu, national organising secretary of the PDP.Akobundu said all forms [...]

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    Lai: Nigeria becoming tourist destination due to policies of Buhari govt

Lai: Nigeria becoming tourist destination due to policies of Buhari govt

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the country is fast becoming a destination for tourists because of the favourable policies of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.In a statement, Segun Adeyemi, media aide to the minister, quoted Mohammed as saying this when he received the organisers and contestants of Miss Polo International Beauty Pageant at his office in Abuja on [...]

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    Amaechi ‘not satisfied’ with work on Lagos-Ibadan railway

Amaechi ‘not satisfied’ with work on Lagos-Ibadan railway

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says although work is progressing on the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, he is not satisfied.Amaechi said this on Monday when he inspected sections of the projects.The minister lamented that the rains have slowed down the project as it has hindered earthwork."We are progressing and you will agree with me that we are. We [...]

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    Jega: Nigeria doesn’t need a strong leader who has power but lacks competence

Jega: Nigeria doesn’t need a strong leader who has power but lacks competence

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says strong leadership is not a prerequisite for competence.He said the country does not need a leader who has power but lacks the capacity to lead.Jega said this on Monday while speaking at 58th conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja.The immediate past INEC chairman said: "What we [...]

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    PDP: Buhari cheapened his office during woeful US outing

PDP: Buhari cheapened his office during woeful US outing

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the reported comment  of US President Donald Trump describing President Muhammadu Buhari as lifeless has exposed Nigeria to ridicule.According to Financial Times, the US leader made the remark after receiving the Nigerian leader in April.Trump had reportedly said he does not want to meet anyone as "lifeless' as Buhari again.In a statement on Monday, [...]

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    APC: PDP lacks moral right to challenge Buhari on good governance

APC: PDP lacks moral right to challenge Buhari on good governance

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the government of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) placed the country's economy on life support, and cannot challenge President Muhammadu Buhari on good governance.On Saturday, Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, said Nigeria's economy is on life support owing to a rising debt profile.Thereafter, PDP challenged the APC to a debate on good [...]

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    Abiri, journalist detained for two years, seeks N200m compensation from FG

Abiri, journalist detained for two years, seeks N200m compensation from FG

Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist, has asked the Abuja federal high court to compel the federal government to pay him N200 million as compensation for spending two years in detention.In July 2016, Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was arrested by Department of State Services (DSS) and accused of being the the leader of the joint revolutionary council of the [...]

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    Boko Haram war: Air force seeks speedy delivery of Tucano aircraft

Boko Haram war: Air force seeks speedy delivery of Tucano aircraft

Sadique Abubakar, chief of the air staff (CAS), has appealed to the manufacturers of the A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircraft to expedite action on its delivery to Nigeria.Abubakar made the appeal when Taco Gilbert, senior vice-president of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), manufacturer of the aircraft, visited him in Abuja.The air chief said delivery of the aircraft would enhance the air force’s capability [...]

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    Peter Obi: Nigeria’s economy is on life support

Peter Obi: Nigeria’s economy is on life support

Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, says the country's economy is on life support because of a rising debt profile.NAN quoted Obi as saying this on Saturday while speaking at a conference organised by the Summit Bible Church in Abuja.The country's debt profile is estimated at N22 trillion.The ex-governor also attributed the high unemployment rate to bad [...]

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    I’m not losing sleep over plan to remove me, says Saraki

I’m not losing sleep over plan to remove me, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he is not losing sleep over the plot of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remove him.The ruling party has repeatedly called on him to resign or be removed from office over his decision to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).But speaking with journalists after meeting with Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, on Saturday,  Saraki [...]

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    Bolaji Abdullahi discloses intention to govern Kwara

Bolaji Abdullahi discloses intention to govern Kwara

Bolaji Abdullahi, former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has disclosed his interest in the governorship seat of Kwara state.Abdullahi made his intention known when family and friends visited him to celebrate Sallah at his residence in Illorin, on Thursday.The former minister said he is seeking to be governor to make a difference in Kwara.He said it is [...]

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    Senators attempting to remove Saraki are ignorant, says Makarfi

Senators attempting to remove Saraki are ignorant, says Makarfi

Ahmed Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators cannot get the required number to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki.Makarfi said this on Friday while speaking with members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state.The ruling party has been mounting pressure on Saraki to step down, with Adams Oshiomhole, its chairman, saying [...]

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