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    I did not endorse Obaseki, says Dangote

I did not endorse Obaseki, says Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has denied endorsing Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, for a second term. Speaking through Anthony Chiejina, his spokesman, Dangote described the reports that he endorsed the governor as an attempt to tarnish his image. He said as a business leader, his focus is on development, job creation and philanthropy, not politics. "This is the first time that [...]

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    Don’t wake a sleeping lion, Fayose warns Femi Adesina

Don’t wake a sleeping lion, Fayose warns Femi Adesina

Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti state, has asked Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, not to "wake a sleeping lion". Reacting to Adesina's latest piece, Fayose said failure to heed his warning could attract consequences that Adesina would be unable to cope with. The presidential spokesman had said Buhari would have "dealt with" Fayose and Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, over [...]

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    Ondo 2020: PDP disqualifies two aspirants

Ondo 2020: PDP disqualifies two aspirants

Two aspirants who indicated interest in contesting the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ondo gubernatorial poll have been disqualified. Yakubu Dogara, chairman of the screening committee, broke the news to reporters in Abuja on Friday. Dogara said the two aspirants were ineligible to partake in the party’s primary slated for July 22 and July 23. He, however, said [...]

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    PDP grants Ondo deputy gov waiver to contest guber primary

PDP grants Ondo deputy gov waiver to contest guber primary

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted a waiver to Agboola Ajayi, Ondo state deputy governor, to contest the party's governorship primary election. The waiver was granted to him following an application to the party's national working committee (NWC). The deputy governor defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in June. He joined the opposition party hours after he was [...]

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    ‘7 Boko Haram insurgents killed’ as troops repel attack in Borno

‘7 Boko Haram insurgents killed’ as troops repel attack in Borno

Seven Boko Haram insurgents have been killed by troops of the Nigerian army in Damasak, Mobbar local government area of Borno state, sources have told TheCable.  The insurgents were said to have moved into the town on Thursday in about 13 gun trucks, and  attempted an attack on the military base.  The soldiers, however, foiled their plan and the insurgents fled.   A five-year-old [...]

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    ‘I wasn’t consulted’ — Umar Dangiwa disowns new political movement

‘I wasn’t consulted’ — Umar Dangiwa disowns new political movement

Umar Dangiwa, former governor of Kaduna state, says he was never consulted before his name was included among the promoters of the National Consultative Front. On Wednesday, a new political movement was launched ahead of the 2023 elections with the aim of “driving reforms” in the country. The group listed 30 prominent Nigerians as members of the new movement. Dangiwa was listed [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buni leads members of APC caretaker committee to Tinubu’s residence

PHOTOS: Buni leads members of APC caretaker committee to Tinubu’s residence

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressive Party (APC), on Thursday hosted members of the caretaker committee led by Mai Mala Buni, Yobe governor. Buni is the chairman of the committee which was set up following the dissolution of the national working committee of the ruling party. Shortly after the committee was inaugurated, Buni said he would pursue true reconciliation. In [...]

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    N’assembly asked to probe ‘N80bn fraud’ in NDDC

N’assembly asked to probe ‘N80bn fraud’ in NDDC

A group known as the Act for Positive Transformation Initiative (ACT) has asked the national assembly to probe an alleged fraud of N80 billion in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The senate is currently probing the interim management committee (IMC) of the NDDC for allegedly mismanaging N40 billion. There have been allegations and counter-allegations following the decision of the upper legislative [...]

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    ‘N700m fraud’: Absence of judge stalls Ize-Iyamu’s trial

‘N700m fraud’: Absence of judge stalls Ize-Iyamu’s trial

The trial of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, has been stalled due to the absence of Umar Garba, the trial judge. Although Ize-Iyamu was also absent from court, Peter Uwadiae, his counsel was present. Lucky Imasuen, former deputy governor of Edo state who is the second defendant in the case, was also seen [...]

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    APC crisis: Oshiomhole’s opponents withdraw suit seeking his suspension

APC crisis: Oshiomhole’s opponents withdraw suit seeking his suspension

A suit seeking the removal of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been withdrawn. On March 4, Danlami Senchi, judge of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Jabi, Abuja, ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole in the interim following an application filed by Oluwale Afolabi, counsel to the plaintiffs. On June 16, the court [...]

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