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    Ogun PDP crisis over as Kashamu endorses Adebutu

Ogun PDP crisis over as Kashamu endorses Adebutu

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, has called on his supporters to work with Ladi Adebutu ahead of the presidential and governorship polls in Ogun state.Kashamu and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.Although the party had recognised Adebutu as its candidate, Kasahamu vowed to fight till the end.In [...]

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    FULL LIST: Lagos alone equals 65% of entire south-east voters

FULL LIST: Lagos alone equals 65% of entire south-east voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday announced the total number of voters in the country as over 84 million.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the national voter register hit 84,004,084 after the continuous voter registration which ended in 2018.The figure, which constitutes 42 percent of Nigeria’s 198 million population, is 15.17 million more than the 68,833,476 voters who participated [...]

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    AUDIO: The only way Nigeria can change is for everybody to be killed, says Amaechi

AUDIO: The only way Nigeria can change is for everybody to be killed, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, director-general of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, has reportedly described Nigeria as hopeless, saying the only way for the country to make progress is for "everybody to be killed".According to an audio released by Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Amaechi, who is minister of transportation, said this in [...]

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    Foreign reserve records highest new-year opening in six years

Foreign reserve records highest new-year opening in six years

The Nigerian foreign reserve, in 2019, has recorded the highest opening in six years!According to the latest figures from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as collated by TheCable, the country's reserves opened at $43,075,740,908 on Tuesday to break a six-year record.The last time Nigeria's reserves opened above $42 billion was in 2013, when it opened the new year at above [...]

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    Yari offers to quit as Zamfara governor

Yari offers to quit as Zamfara governor

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says he is willing to sacrifice his position should a state of emergency be imposed on the state over the worsening insecurity.Yari, who had expressed support for the declaration of state of emergency to tackle the widespread killings in the north-west state, said some politicians had suggested the idea on the assumption that he was [...]

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    Chicason Group: How Aisha Buhari’s ‘impersonator’ welcomed our CEO to Aso Rock before defrauding him of N150m

Chicason Group: How Aisha Buhari’s ‘impersonator’ welcomed our CEO to Aso Rock before defrauding him of N150m

Chicason Group, a technology-driven company, has explained how Alexander Okafor, its chief executive office, got involved with Amina Mohammed, suspected impersonator of Aisha Buhari, wife of the president.In December, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Mohammed for allegedly impersonating Buhari’s wife and Rashida Bello, wife of Kogi governor.In a statement issued by Haruna Gamson, Chicason group head of corporate communications, [...]

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    Charged to court by EFCC, Orji Kalu appointed into Buhari’s re-election team (full list)

Charged to court by EFCC, Orji Kalu appointed into Buhari’s re-election team (full list)

Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state, has been appointed into the committee for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.Kalu, who is standing trial for corruption, has been out of the country on alleged health grounds.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed a N7.7 billion fraud trial against the ex-governor.The campaign team constituted by wife of the [...]

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    Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy halts operations in Lagos, Abuja

Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy halts operations in Lagos, Abuja

The US embassy in Nigeria has announced a closure of its Lagos and Abuja offices due to the ongoing government shutdown in its country.The closure will affect thousands seeking to apply for, or renew their visas, as their appointments would have to be rescheduled.In a post on its official Facebook page, the embassy said the both offices would re-open once [...]

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    Fayose asks Osinbajo to go get a haircut in Baga or Zamfara — after VP’s visit to Abuja salon

Fayose asks Osinbajo to go get a haircut in Baga or Zamfara — after VP’s visit to Abuja salon

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has called on Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to go get a haircut in Baga, Borno state, which was recently attacked by Boko Haram.On Thursday, Osinbajo had visited Luxor Salon and Spa, Wuse II, where he had a haircut, after interacting with different artisans and families within the neighbourhood.But reacting to Osinbajo's family chats ahead [...]

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    Buhari kicks off campaign, says ‘no more handouts… Nigerians have to sweat for a living’

Buhari kicks off campaign, says ‘no more handouts… Nigerians have to sweat for a living’

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to embrace hard work and secure a source of living, saying there will be no shortcuts to acquiring wealth.The president said this on Friday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, while flagging off the reelection campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Buhari said his government has made remarkable success in tackling insurgency and in ensuring food [...]

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    I’d have taken up arms, says Yari as he asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

I’d have taken up arms, says Yari as he asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state,  says he would have taken up arms against bandits in the state if his office allowed.Yari said this while addressing reporters in Gasau, the state capital on Thursday.He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the state while warning politicians against politicising the security situation."I am also in support of [...]

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    Over 500 Muslims celebrate Christmas at pastor’s house in Kaduna

Over 500 Muslims celebrate Christmas at pastor’s house in Kaduna

At least 500 Muslim faithful visited the residence of Yohanna Buru, general overseer of Christ Evangelical ministry, to celebrate Christmas.Drawn from five states and neighbouring African countries, they joined their Christian counterparts and Buru’s family members.Expressing delight over this, the pastor said the programme was put together to promote peaceful co-existence among different faith organisations and to address ethno-religious and political [...]

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    Buhari replies wife on ‘cabal’ allegation: That’s your business

Buhari replies wife on ‘cabal’ allegation: That’s your business

President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to the allegation of Aisha, his wife, that his government has been hijacked.On several occasions, the wife of the president has said a few people are calling the shot in this administration at the expense of Nigerians who brought it into power.Speaking at a leadership summit in Abuja earlier in the month, Aisha challenged Nigerians [...]

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    Osinbajo to Yoruba: Support Buhari’s re-election bid, get presidency in 2023

Osinbajo to Yoruba: Support Buhari’s re-election bid, get presidency in 2023

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the Yoruba to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid in other to have a chance at the presidency come 2023.Osinbajo made the remark when he visited the palace of Lamidi Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo, on Saturday.Buhari's main challenger in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had been endorsed [...]

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    ‘It was a legitimate operation’ — Union Bank, Bankers Warehouse speak on $2.8m seized by EFCC

‘It was a legitimate operation’ — Union Bank, Bankers Warehouse speak on $2.8m seized by EFCC

The management of Union Bank has explained that the men who were arrested at the Enugu Airport by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were on a legitimate assignment.EFCC operatives had paraded two men on Friday as alleged fraudsters who were in possession of $2.8 million.In tweets posted on its official Twitter page, Union Bank explained that [...]

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    ‘Your parents didn’t train you well’ — Yahaya Bello blasts lawmakers who booed Buhari

‘Your parents didn’t train you well’ — Yahaya Bello blasts lawmakers who booed Buhari

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has described the lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2019 budget proposal presentation on Wednesday, as "children who lack home training".The governor said this on Thursday while speaking with state house correspondents after the Anchor Borrowers Programme Gala at the state house conference center in Abuja.Bello said the lawmaker are bent on [...]

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