Thursday, October 18, 2018

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    Tambuwal: I will tackle issues of secrecy in NNPC if elected president

Tambuwal: I will tackle issues of secrecy in NNPC if elected president

Aminu Tambuwal, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, says he will tackle "secrecy" in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) if elected president.Tambuwal said this on Saturday in Calabar when he paid a visit to Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River.The governor said he would ensure that there is transparency in the corporation in terms of its operations and [...]

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    Ambode’s fate uncertain as Lagos APC ‘stands firm’ on primary

Ambode’s fate uncertain as Lagos APC ‘stands firm’ on primary

Governor’s advisory council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, says a primary election will be held to determine the party's governorship candidate.The resolution was an outcome of a meeting held on Saturday at the residence of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC.There has been pressure on Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, [...]

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    INEC’s measure ‘reduced vote-buying’ in Osun

INEC’s measure ‘reduced vote-buying’ in Osun

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) say the measure taken by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) "largely thwarted blatant" vote-buying in the Osun governorship election.This was contained in a preliminary report of the election released on Saturday.The report said voters "willingly" complied with INEC's policy of not using smart telephones [...]

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    Buhari heading to New York, to address UN assembly Tuesday

Buhari heading to New York, to address UN assembly Tuesday

President Muhammadu will depart Nigeria for New York on Sunday to participate in the 73rd session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73).UNGA73 officially opened on September 18.The theme of this year's session is "Making the United Nations relevant to all People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies."In a statement on Saturday, Femi Adesina, spokesman of [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Oshiomhole inherited a destroyed party from Oyegun

Shehu Sani: Oshiomhole inherited a destroyed party from Oyegun

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), inherited a party that was destroyed by John Oyegun, his predecessor.In an interview with The Sun, Sani said the previous leadership of the party was not interested in addressing problems.The senator also said the previous leadership of the APC was not in tandem [...]

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    ‘I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria killings’ – French envoy contradicts Buhari

‘I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria killings’ – French envoy contradicts Buhari

Denys Gauer, outgoing French ambassador to Nigeria, says he does not believe that foreigners are involved in the killings across the country.The French's envoy position contradicts that of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had said that the killings are as a result of the influx of mercenaries from the Sahel region.“It has always been there, but now made worse by the influx [...]

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    PDP has slipped into panic mode, says Lai on Osun election

PDP has slipped into panic mode, says Lai on Osun election

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has slipped into panic mode over the Osun state governorship election.The election is scheduled for Saturday.In a statement on Friday, Mohammed who is chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign council for the election, said the opposition party is jittery because it did not prepare for the poll.The [...]

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    Omokri: Even Buhari’s wife knows he lacks vision

Omokri: Even Buhari’s wife knows he lacks vision

Reno Omokri, ex-aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says even Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, knows her husband is "visionless".Omokri said this while reacting to the attack on Senate President Bukola Saraki by Garba Shehu, spokesman of the president.Reacting to Saraki's critical comment, Shehu described Saraki as a very dangerous person who can "go any length to promote his personal interests".But [...]

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    Kogi has lost N100bn to flood, says Yahaya Bello

Kogi has lost N100bn to flood, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says the state has lost N100 billion to flood.Flood has rendered a lot of people homeless across 10 local government areas of the state.Bello has since sought the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to alleviate the damage caused by the flood.Speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his media aide, Bello said over 200 communities have been [...]

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    Sylva, Ahmad Yerima on APC panel screening 1,973 n’assembly aspirants

Sylva, Ahmad Yerima on APC panel screening 1,973 n’assembly aspirants

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has inaugurated a screening and appeals committees for aspirant vying for seats in the national assembly.The inauguration took place at the national secretariat of the APC on Thursday.Three hundred and eighty-six (386) aspirants will compete to clinch the party's ticket across the different senatorial districts before slugging it out with [...]

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    Dokpesi, ex-FCT minister ask court to nullify Buhari’s executive order on corruption

Dokpesi, ex-FCT minister ask court to nullify Buhari’s executive order on corruption

Raymond Dokpesi, chairman DAAR communications, and Bala Mohammed, a former minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), have asked the federal high court in Abuja to nullify an executive order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.Bello Mohammed, a former ambassador, is also a plaintiff in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1012/2018.Apart from the president, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is [...]

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    African countries ‘need support of international bodies’ to raise standards at ports

African countries ‘need support of international bodies’ to raise standards at ports

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) says Nigeria and other African countries need to leverage on the support of international bodies to raise standards and efficiency at their ports.The position of IAPH was contained in communique issued on Wednesday.The conference was hosted by Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA). It was the first time any African country would host a [...]

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    Dogara storms PDP headquarters, announces exit from APC

Dogara storms PDP headquarters, announces exit from APC

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, stormed the national secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja on Thursday.Accompanied by some of his supporters, Dogara announced that he had pulled out of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)."I have decided to come back," Dogara told the jubilant crowd.He also submitted the 2019 expression of interest and nomination [...]

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    Jimoh Moshood: Buhari’s directive not to invite Adeleke doesn’t exonerate him

Jimoh Moshood: Buhari’s directive not to invite Adeleke doesn’t exonerate him

Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, says Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun, has not been exonerated in spite of President Muhammadu Buhari's directive not to invite him.On Wednesday, the police invited Adeleke to appear at the force headquarters over an alleged malpractice while sitting for the 2017 National Examination Council (NECO) test.But shortly after the invitation, [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

‘Many killed’ as Boko Haram attacks Borno community

Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Konduga town in Borno state.The town is located along the Bama-Maiduguri road.The incident, which lasted for about two hours, is said to have occurred around 9pm on Wednesday.Wanori, Kaleri and Amarwa villages are the areas in Konduga said to be affected by the attack which left more than 20 houses destroyed.A witness from Wanori, identified [...]

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    My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

Yahaya Kwande, a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is loyal to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Kwande, a former Nigerian ambassador to Switzerland, said this on Wednesday when he attended a rally organised for the former vice-president in Jos, Plateau state.Abubakar visited the state to solicit the support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates for his [...]

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