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    Donald Duke: I left PDP because the umbrella was breaking

Donald Duke: I left PDP because the umbrella was breaking

Donald Duke, presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), says he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because the "umbrella was breaking".Duke served as governor of Cross River for eight years under the platform of PDP which has umbrella as its symbol.Speaking during the inauguration of Cross River SDP secretariat in Calabar on Tuesday, the former governor said the SDP [...]

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    Section one of Lagos-Ibadan expressway ‘at 57% completion’

Section one of Lagos-Ibadan expressway ‘at 57% completion’

The federal ministry of power, works and housing says section one of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is currently at 57 percent completion.Kayode Ibrahim, the engineer supervising the project from the ministry, made this known to NAN on Tuesday in Lagos.The section one of the project, which spans from Ojota in Lagos to Sagamu Interchange, is being handled by Julius Berger.Section two begins [...]

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    Rivers asks Amaechi to account for proceeds from sale of state’s assets

Rivers asks Amaechi to account for proceeds from sale of state’s assets

The Rivers government has asked Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to account for proceeds from the sale of $308 million gas turbine power stations formerly owned by the state.Amaechi was governor of Rivers from 2007 to 2015. The gas turbines were sold to Sahara Energy, a company owned by Tonye Cole, governorship aspirant of APC.In a statement on Monday, Emma [...]

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    Sacked SGF: How I made N500m after I left government

Sacked SGF: How I made N500m after I left government

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has described his sack as a blessing in disguise.Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Monday, Lawal said his monthly income as SGF was N953,000 but he made about half a billion last year.Buhari fired Lawal in October for allegedly diverting funds meant for people displaced by the Boko Haram [...]

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    PDP to May: Don’t shelter Adeosun in UK

PDP to May: Don’t shelter Adeosun in UK

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the United Kingdom not to shield Kemi Adeosun, embattled ex-minister of finance, from prosecution.Adeosun, who resigned after admitting that her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate was forged, is said to have departed to the UK.In her resignation letter, Adeosun said she did not know the certificate was falsified as she relied [...]

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    ‘We are devastated’ — Red Cross asks Boko Haram to free its remaining colleagues

‘We are devastated’ — Red Cross asks Boko Haram to free its remaining colleagues

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa, a midwife and one of its abducted staff.TheCable had reported how the victim was shot by insurgents who captured her five months ago.In a statement on Monday, Red Cross appealed to the abductors to immediately release another ICRC midwife and an healthcare worker still in [...]

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    Yahaya Bello ‘runs to’ Buhari over flood in 10 Kogi LGAs

Yahaya Bello ‘runs to’ Buhari over flood in 10 Kogi LGAs

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday over the flood problem in the state.The governor disclosed this to state house correspondents after a private meeting with the president.He said over 10 local government areas that have been sacked by the flood.While appreciating the efforts of the National Emergency Management Agency [...]

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    N’assembly working on electoral bill rejected by Buhari

N’assembly working on electoral bill rejected by Buhari

The national assembly has started working on the electoral act amendment bill recently rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari.The joint national assembly committee on the bill announced this in Abuja on Monday.Suleiman Nazif, chairman of the joint committee, said the lawmakers were meeting to consider issues raised by the president regarding the bill.This is the fourth time the committee would be [...]

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    Nigerians living in fear, says Lamido as he meets southern, middle belt leaders

Nigerians living in fear, says Lamido as he meets southern, middle belt leaders

Sule Lamido, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigerians are living in fear.Lamido said this on Monday when he met with the Southern and Middle Belt Forum in Abuja.The former Jigawa governor is the fourth aspirant to meet with the elders after former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Attahiru Bafarawa, former Sokoto governor, and [...]

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    Federal high court judges asked to conclude pre-election cases by October

Federal high court judges asked to conclude pre-election cases by October

Adamu Abdu- Kafarati, chief judge of the federal high court, has directed that all political cases that are pending before the judges in courts across the country be concluded before the end of October 2018.He gave the directive at a special court session to mark the commencement of the 2018/2019 legal year.He said he has issued a circular that interim [...]

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