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    Buhari shouldn’t plunge Nigeria into crisis, says Atiku’s aide on Onnoghen’s CCT trial

Buhari shouldn’t plunge Nigeria into crisis, says Atiku’s aide on Onnoghen’s CCT trial

Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to throw Nigeria into an avoidable crisis over the "desperation to sack" Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).In a statement on Saturday, Shaibu said the principle of separation of powers remains sacrosanct in a democracy irrespective of what  [...]

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    INEC creates over 8,000 centers for PVC collection

INEC creates over 8,000 centers for PVC collection

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says between January 16 and 21, voters can collect their permanent voters cards (PVCs) from over 8,000 registration areas and wards.Festus Okoye, national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, said this in a statement on Friday.Okoye said February 8 is the last day any voter could obtain his or her PVC."Collection of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive turnout as Buhari campaigns in Bauchi

PHOTOS: Massive turnout as Buhari campaigns in Bauchi

President Muhammadu Buhari took his campaign for a second term in office to Bauchi state, and was received by massive turnout of supporters.Bauchi is the third state capital the All Progressives Congress (APC) will woo voters for Buhari since the party kicked off the presidential campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was in Gombe state to flag off [...]

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    Melaye moved from DSS facility to SARS office

Melaye moved from DSS facility to SARS office

The police have moved Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, to the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS) office in Guzape district, Abuja.On Friday, the police transferred the senator from their hospital to a Department of State Service (DSS) health facility for treatment after he complained that he was not getting better.The police hospital had certified him fit for trial.An associate of [...]

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    ‘I won’t put you in the other room’ — Atiku begs women for support

‘I won’t put you in the other room’ — Atiku begs women for support

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his government will not relegate women to the bedroom if elected.Atiku said this on Friday at a women’s conference in Abuja while soliciting support for the presidential election.The PDP candidate said 35 percent of the appointment slots in his government will be given to women, adding that women’s lines [...]

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    France-bound passengers stranded in Lagos after engine failure

France-bound passengers stranded in Lagos after engine failure

Hundreds of Air France passengers in Nigeria have been stranded after a Paris-bound flight reportedly experienced engine failure.Olusegun Paul, one of the passengers, said the flight was supposed to depart the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos around 11pm on Thursday night.Paul said after some efforts by the airline, passengers who had already been checked-in, were asked to disembark.Business class [...]

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    ICYMI: Eurasia Group says Buhari ‘lacks the energy’ and Atiku would ‘enrich cronies’

ICYMI: Eurasia Group says Buhari ‘lacks the energy’ and Atiku would ‘enrich cronies’

Eurasia Group, reputed as the world’s largest political-risk consultancy, has ranked Nigeria as one of the top 10 risks for the year 2019.The group, in its annual risk report for 2019, listed the "Bad Seeds, and US-China tension" as the top geopolitical risk for the year, while Nigeria was listed at number 10 -- ahead of Brexit.Eurasia Group is also [...]

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    PDP: Amina Zakari should not be found anywhere near the elections

PDP: Amina Zakari should not be found anywhere near the elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated that Amina Zakari, national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), must not take part in the elections.Zakari's appointment as head of the collation centre for the elections has been met with criticism, particularly from the opposition party.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, on Friday expressed concern over her involvement when the [...]

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    Lai: Atiku, PDP nervous about achievements of Buhari’s govt

Lai: Atiku, PDP nervous about achievements of Buhari’s govt

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are "rattled" by the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.The minister said this in reaction to comments credited to the Atiku presidential campaign.On Thursday, the PDP presidential candidate accused Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using state resources for campaign.But in [...]

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    Army nabs wanted Boko Haram ‘terrorist’ in Borno

Army nabs wanted Boko Haram ‘terrorist’ in Borno

The army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno), at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno state.Sani Usman, army spokesman, said in a statement on Friday that Abubakar was arrested in a house where he was hiding in the community.Usman said two military ballistic helmets, a pair of military desert boot, a fragment [...]

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