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    Buhari’s aide describes El-Zakzaky as leader of a terrorist group

Buhari’s aide describes El-Zakzaky as leader of a terrorist group

Lauretta Onochie, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, has described Ibraheem El-Zakzaky as a leader of a terrorist group.The federal government had proscribed the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by El-Zakzaky, after a federal high court in Abuja declared the group a terrorist organisation.In a Twitter post on Monday evening, Onochie said the “leader of [...]

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    Ohinoyi of Ebiraland: Give Yahaya Bello a second chance, his first term was an experiment

Ohinoyi of Ebiraland: Give Yahaya Bello a second chance, his first term was an experiment

Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim, ohinoyi of Ebiraland, has urged the people of Kogi to vote Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, for a second term saying his first term was an experiment.Ibrahim spoke when he led the traditional rulers from Kogi central senatorial district on a courtesy visit to Bello's residence in Okene.Some stakeholders in the state have accused the governor [...]

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    ‘We are resolving the issue’ — Tony Nwulu speaks on journalist accused of defamation 

‘We are resolving the issue’ — Tony Nwulu speaks on journalist accused of defamation 

Tony Nwulu, a former member of the house of representatives, says the discord between him and Oke Epia, publisher of OrderPaper Nigeria, is being resolved.The police had invited Epia for questioning over an investigative report on Nwulu and accused him of defamation. The report, which OrderPaper described as an "objective assessment" of  Nwulu’s records at the national assembly, had reportedly infuriated [...]

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    Oshiomhole absent as Secondus leads PDP bigwigs to Oyegun’s birthday

Oshiomhole absent as Secondus leads PDP bigwigs to Oyegun’s birthday

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was conspicuously absent at the 80th birthday ceremony of John Oyegun, his predecessor.President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC, were also absent at the occasion which took place in Benin, capital of Edo state, on Monday.Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, and Rotimi Akeredolu, his Ondo [...]

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    PDP govs describe Taraba, Abia killings as signs of inefficiency

PDP govs describe Taraba, Abia killings as signs of inefficiency

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned the killing of three policemen and a civilian as well as a commercial motorcyclist.While the killings of the policemen and civilian happened in Taraba state, that of the motorcyclist took place in Abia.Soldiers were involved in all the killings.In a statement on Monday, Seriake Dickson, chairman of [...]

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    Obaseki: I’ve met with Oshiomhole… we’ll resolve our differences

Obaseki: I’ve met with Oshiomhole… we’ll resolve our differences

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says he has met with Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and efforts are being made to resolve the issues between them.The governor said this at St Paul Catholic Church, Benin, during a mass organised to mark the 80th birthday of John Odigie-Oyegun, former national chairman of the APC, on Monday.He [...]

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    Obono-Obla: Those protecting ‘corrupt’ individuals are distracting SPIP

Obono-Obla: Those protecting ‘corrupt’ individuals are distracting SPIP

Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of Public Property (SPIP), says some 'highly-placed individuals' protecting persons under investigation for misappropriation of government funds are frustrating the panel.The SPIP had come under scrutiny following its probe of some high-profile persons, one of which is Goddy Nnadi, general manager of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF).The inspector-general [...]

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    Presidential aide asks: Why are people angry over picture of Buhari using toothpick?

Presidential aide asks: Why are people angry over picture of Buhari using toothpick?

Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media, has expressed shock over the reactions to a picture of the president he posted on social media some months back.The picture showed Buhari relaxing as he picked what could be remnants of food he had probably just eaten.A reflection on a glass window in the room showed the president [...]

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    Omokri seeks probe of APC leaders over Timi Frank’s ‘confession’

Omokri seeks probe of APC leaders over Timi Frank’s ‘confession’

Reno Omokri, former media aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) fabricated and spread lies which destroyed Nigeria’s economy.Timi Frank, former deputy spokesman of the APC, had alleged that the party deployed propaganda to bring down the government of Jonathan.In a statement, Omokri asked the EFCC and the ICPC to investigate President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu [...]

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