Sunday, November 18, 2018

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Report: Sacked DSS DG released from custody but passport seized

Report: Sacked DSS DG released from custody but passport seized

Lawal Daura, sacked director-general of Department of State Security Services (DSS), has been released from detention, according to PREMIUM TIMES.The newspaper said he was released from a guest house run by the State Security Service (SSS) in Gwarimpa area of Abuja on Wednesday evening, but his passport was confiscated.“He was given his phones and released to go, but his international passport [...]

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    Secondus asks UK to expel Buhari

Secondus asks UK to expel Buhari

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, has asked the United Kingdom to expel President Muhammadu Buhari from London where he is currently.Buhari embarked on a 10-day trip to the UK on Friday.Reacting to the siege laid to the national assembly on Tuesday by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), Secondus said the president left the country [...]

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    APC: Oshiomhole wasn’t involved in n’assembly blockade

APC: Oshiomhole wasn’t involved in n’assembly blockade

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has denied being involved in the barricade of the national assembly.Earlier on Tuesday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) blocked all entrances to the national assembly while lawmakers and staff were prevented from gaining access to the complex.In a statement by Yekini Nabena, acting national publicity secretary of the APC, the party said it monitored [...]

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    DSS blockade at n’assembly an invitation to anarchy, says Atiku

DSS blockade at n’assembly an invitation to anarchy, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, has condemned the blockade by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the national assembly.DSS operatives had blocked all entrances to the national assembly on Tuesday.In a statement on Tuesday, Atiku described the siege as an "atrocity," saying the constitution guarantees the independence of the legislature and separation of powers.He said the "acting president, [...]

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    Akpabio resigns as senate minority leader

Akpabio resigns as senate minority leader

Godswill Akpabio has resigned as the senate minority leader.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator is believed to be preparing ground for his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).He tendered his resignation as leader of the PDP senate caucus in a letter addressed to the PDP chairman, senate president, deputy senate president and other principal officers of the red chamber.The [...]

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    Osun APC deputy chairman defects with over ‘6000 members’

Osun APC deputy chairman defects with over ‘6000 members’

Azeez Adesiji, deputy chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state, has defected from the ruling party with about 6200 members of the party to the Action Democratic Party (ADP).The defectors include eight members of the state working committee and 6,200 members of the party executive at the local government and ward levels.The APC leaders and their [...]

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    Cross River governor not defecting to APC, says aide

Cross River governor not defecting to APC, says aide

Christian Ita, chief press secretary to Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, has denied rumours that his principal is planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Party (APC).In a statement on Friday, Ita said there is "absolutely no truth" in the rumours of his defection.He said Ayade's relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari is based [...]

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    Senator Adamu: Saraki has stepped on banana peel, only God knows how far he’ll spill

Senator Adamu: Saraki has stepped on banana peel, only God knows how far he’ll spill

Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing  Nasarawa west, has described the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a big mistake.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Friday, Adamu said, Saraki had stepped on banana peel and should be prepared to bear the consequences of his action.He said Saraki had made [...]

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    Ben Bruce: Buhari is one of the most famous health tourists

Ben Bruce: Buhari is one of the most famous health tourists

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east senatorial district, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as one of the "most famous health tourist".He made the remark in a veiled reference to Buhari in a post on his Facebook page.He hailed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for seeking medical services within Nigeria, wondering why Buhari prefers going outside the country."A few days ago, I [...]

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    FG: In two years, we spent N49bn on school feeding programme

FG: In two years, we spent N49bn on school feeding programme

Mariam Uwais, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on social protection, says the federal government has spent N49 billion on the national home-grown school feeding programme.The programme is meant for feeding primary school pupils across the country.The programme, a component of the government’s social investment, has been ongoing in the last two years.Uwais said 8, 596,340 pupils were currently being [...]

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    ‘Please, accept us from the bottom of your hearts’ — Saraki begs PDP leaders

‘Please, accept us from the bottom of your hearts’ — Saraki begs PDP leaders

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday appealed to the members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to accept defectors from the All Progressives Congress (APC) "from the bottom of their hearts".Saraki made this appeal in Abuja during the 81st national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the opposition party.The meeting had in attendance, Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state; Samuel Ortom, [...]

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    Ebonyi bars APC from using stadium for rally

Ebonyi bars APC from using stadium for rally

The Ebonyi government has barred members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state from using the Abakaliki township stadium for their rally scheduled for Saturday.Emmanuel Uzor, chief press secretary to David Umahi, the governor, gave the directive on Thursday while addressing members of the state chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria.He said the stadium was undergoing reconstruction [...]

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    Leave Buhari out of your ordeal, Benue youth tell Ortom

Leave Buhari out of your ordeal, Benue youth tell Ortom

Youths under the aegis of Idoma All Progressives Congress (APC) young stakeholders (IAPCYS), have asked Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for his "travails".Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja, Dominic Alancha, IAPCYS convener, said though Ortom has the freedom to associate with any political party of his choice, he should "not stand logic [...]

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    Customs: We seized military camouflage that could serve four battalions of soldiers

Customs: We seized military camouflage that could serve four battalions of soldiers

The Nigeria customs service, federal operations unit, zone “C” Owerri, Imo state, says it seized "a container carrying 11 bales, each containing 400 pairs of new set of military camouflage uniform totaling 4,400 sets".Umar Sanusi, zonal coordinator for south-south and south-east, disclosed this on Wednesday.Speaking on behalf of Hameed Ali, customs comptroller-general, Sanusi said the container, numbered MRSU 3040298 also [...]

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    Abdullahi’s deputy appointed acting spokesman of APC

Abdullahi’s deputy appointed acting spokesman of APC

The national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the appointment of Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the party, as spokesman of the ruling party.This followed the resignation and defection of Bolaji Abdullahi to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) earlier on Wednesday.Nabena's appointment was contained in a letter issued in Abuja and signed by Mala Buni, national [...]

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    18 of 30 Sokoto assembly members dump APC for PDP

18 of 30 Sokoto assembly members dump APC for PDP

Eighteen out of the 30 members of the Sokoto state house of assembly on Wednesday defected from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Salihu Maidaji, speaker of the assembly, announced this hour after news broke that Aminu Tambuwal, the governor, had returned to the PDP.Maidaji is among the 18 members who pulled out of the APC.Maidaji [...]

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