Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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    Atiku says Buhari is tired

Atiku says Buhari is tired

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is tired.He said this while responding to the president's comment that Nigeria’s economy is in a bad shape.Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), had quoted Buhari as saying this during a meeting with governors on the proposed minimum wage, [...]

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    Restructuring will force states to be viable, says Edwin Clark

Restructuring will force states to be viable, says Edwin Clark

Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader, says restructuring the country will force states to look for means to be viable.Clark said this when the Christian Campaigners of Nigeria (CCN) paid him a courtesy visit at the weekend.The elder statesman said the need to survive will make the states think out of the box.Commenting on the alleged lopsided appointments of the [...]

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    CUPP asks lawmakers to boycott Buhari’s budget presentation

CUPP asks lawmakers to boycott Buhari’s budget presentation

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has asked members of the national assembly to boycott the budget presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.In a statement by Imo Ugochinyere, its national spokesman, the coalition accused Buhari of disrespecting resolutions made by the parliament.CUPP said Buhari does not deserve the company of democrats because attending the budget presentation would imply supporting [...]

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    Ndigbo Muslims on 2019: We’ll vote for those who will carry us along

Ndigbo Muslims on 2019: We’ll vote for those who will carry us along

South Eastern Muslims Organisation of Nigeria (SEMON), a socio-cultural Igbo group, says it will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to express its grievances over the alleged marginalisation of Igbo Muslims.The group, in a communiqué issued at the end of its national summit in Enugu, agreed to speak in one voice and to align themselves with the agenda of Ndigbo.The group [...]

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    N’assembly workers declare strike ahead budget presentation

N’assembly workers declare strike ahead budget presentation

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) says it will embark on a four-day warning strike beginning from Monday.Bature Mohammed, chairman of the association, said the decision to embark on the strike was taken at an emergency congress held on Friday.The strike would commence two days to the presentation of the 2019 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari.In a letter to [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Some govt officials condemn hate speech but sponsor attacks on their opponents

Shehu Sani: Some govt officials condemn hate speech but sponsor attacks on their opponents

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says some people in government are raising concerns about hate speech while they pay some media users to attack and defame others.In a Twitter post on Saturday, the senator, who did not mention names, said those people in government preach against hate speech and incitement yet keep an army of social media [...]

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    We must wipe out Boko Haram, says Buhari

We must wipe out Boko Haram, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the battle against Boko Haram is a fight to the finish and the insurgents will be wiped out from the region.The president said this at the extra-ordinary summit of heads of state and government of the Lake Chad basin commission and Benin in Abuja on Saturday.He lamented that the region had suffered decades of neglect and [...]

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    VP debate has shown Osinbajo is ‘best VP’ in Nigeria’s history, says group

VP debate has shown Osinbajo is ‘best VP’ in Nigeria’s history, says group

The Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD), a socio-political group, says the performance of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in Friday’s debate shows he is the best vice-president in the history of Nigeria.The debate was organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ganiyu Galadima of Allied Congress Party [...]

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    Ndume: Saraki is yet to read Buhari’s letter on budget presentation

Ndume: Saraki is yet to read Buhari’s letter on budget presentation

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says President Muhammadu Buhari's letter on the request to present the 2019 budget on Wednesday is yet to be read on the floor of the senate.The senate president who presides over plenary usually reads the letters from the executive.Speaking on the importance of the presentation, Ndume pleaded with members of the house of representatives [...]

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    ‘Why are you speaking on behalf of INEC?’ — PDP asks APC over hacking allegation

‘Why are you speaking on behalf of INEC?’ — PDP asks APC over hacking allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is clutching on the straws for survival.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said this on Friday while reacting to an allegation by the APC.Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling party, had said there is a plan by the opposition party to use Russians to hack thedata base of [...]

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