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    Abiola’s wife calls Jonathan’s book ‘monumental manipulation of facts’

Abiola’s wife calls Jonathan’s book ‘monumental manipulation of facts’

Zainab Duke-Abiola, wife of late Moshood Abiola, says the book written by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan is a "monumental manipulation of historical facts and figures".Jonathan on Tuesday launched his book, 'My Transition Hours', to mark his 61st birthday.Ex-presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and John Mahama of Ghana were among the dignitaries who graced the event.In a statement on Thursday, Duke-Abiola described the book [...]

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    ‘Jonathan lied’ — ex-ministers angry over ‘twisted’ version of concession call

‘Jonathan lied’ — ex-ministers angry over ‘twisted’ version of concession call

Some ministers who served under former president Goodluck Jonathan have angrily reacted to some of the claims by him in his book, 'My Transition Hours', released on Tuesday.Commenting on his acclaimed concession call to President Muhammadu Buhari while the final results of the 2015 presidential election were yet to be announced, Jonathan said he rebuffed advice from ministers and an [...]

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    Rewane: Atiku must tell us who he’s planning to sell NNPC to

Rewane: Atiku must tell us who he’s planning to sell NNPC to

Bismarck Rewane, the chief executive of Financial Derivative, says Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), must tell Nigerians, who he is planning to sell the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to.The Atiku policy document, released on Monday, highlights that the presidential candidate is seeking partial privatisation of the NNPC, regarded as Nigeria's cash cow.Reacting to [...]

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    Jonathan at 61: When a leader leaves positive strides in the sands of time

Jonathan at 61: When a leader leaves positive strides in the sands of time

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the Face of Democracy in Africa, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, will be 61 years old. On that same day, he will be presenting his brilliant book, My Transition Hours, to the public.Finally, through that book, the world will get to see the man behind close doors and will, I hope, found out that no Nigerian leader [...]

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    Igbo Muslims: We haven’t benefitted anything from govt since 1914

Igbo Muslims: We haven’t benefitted anything from govt since 1914

Igbo Muslims under the aegis of South Eastern Muslims Organisation of Nigeria (SEMON), say they have not gained anything from the government since the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorate in 1914.The group, in a communiqué issued at the end of a conference held on Sunday, accused the federal government of marginalisation.The group said Igbo Muslims are always disqualified from [...]

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    HSBC was in Nigeria to take funds out for money launderers, says Keyamo

HSBC was in Nigeria to take funds out for money launderers, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of the Muhammdu Buhari Campaign Organisation, says HSBC was in Nigeria to take funds out for money launderers.Speaking with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Keyamo said the exit of the global bank, which has a presence in 80 countries, does not erode investors confidence in Nigeria.Last week, TheCable reported the exit of the bank from [...]

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    HMOs neglect families of soldiers fighting Boko Haram, we’ll sink this board of corruption… 7 fresh revelations by NHIS ES

HMOs neglect families of soldiers fighting Boko Haram, we’ll sink this board of corruption… 7 fresh revelations by NHIS ES

Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has listed some of the reasons why he was suspended from the scheme.In an explosive 43-minute video, Yusuf exposed some of the shady dealings in the NHIS and what he was doing to curtail them before he was suspended.The executive secretary said his relationship with the board started [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: DSS grills Oshiomhole over APC primaries, asks him to resign

EXCLUSIVE: DSS grills Oshiomhole over APC primaries, asks him to resign

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday, TheCable understands.Oshiomhole was grilled by DSS operatives for nine hours after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections across the country.Although nothing was established against him, the APC chairman was asked to resign during [...]

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    ‘It’s less likely for Buhari to be defeated in 2019’ — US institute releases survey report

‘It’s less likely for Buhari to be defeated in 2019’ — US institute releases survey report

It is less likely for President Muhammadu Buhari to be defeated in the 2019 election, according to some respondents in a survey by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). USIP said the report is based on its interactions with Nigerians from different sectors.This highlight report, which analysed the chances of violence marring the elections, is contrary to two recent predictions by The [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: PDP hires Trump’s lobbyist for $90k per month

EXCLUSIVE: PDP hires Trump’s lobbyist for $90k per month

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hired the firm of Brian Ballard, a top US lobbyist, ahead of the 2019 elections.The influential lobbyist has President Donald Trump as one of his clients. Politico Magazine, a top publication in the US, says Ballard is closer to the US president than perhaps any other lobbyist in town."He’s parlayed that relationship into a [...]

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    Atiku will reduce petrol pump price to N90 per litre, says PDP

Atiku will reduce petrol pump price to N90 per litre, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its presidential candidate will reduce the cost of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly know as petrol to N87-N90 per litre.In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, the party said former vice-president Atiku Abubakar had consulted with international players in the oil industry and found that the [...]

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    ‘Atiku free to strategise in jungle or Dubai’ — Tinubu spits fire after meeting with Buhari

‘Atiku free to strategise in jungle or Dubai’ — Tinubu spits fire after meeting with Buhari

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has dismissed the threat posed by Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president and president candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).After meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, Tinubu was asked if he is jittery about the strategy meeting convened by Atiku in Dubai, UAE, to unseat Buhari.“We don't fear. Whether it [...]

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    Peter Obi taunts Osinbajo: We’re focused on creating jobs — not learning ‘shaku shaku’

Peter Obi taunts Osinbajo: We’re focused on creating jobs — not learning ‘shaku shaku’

Peter Obi, running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presiedential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the period Nigeria is in calls for sober reflection and not for dancing "shaku shaku"."Shaku shaku" is a popular dance step common among entertainers and young Nigerians.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had said he is learning the dance step ahead of the 2019 general election.Speaking with [...]

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    Oyedepo: Nigeria will divide the day it becomes an Islamic nation

Oyedepo: Nigeria will divide the day it becomes an Islamic nation

David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church worldwide, has warned Nigerians and politicians over the killings in the country.Oyedepo gave this warning in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session for the nation monitored by NAN on Sunday.The Bishop, while urging politicians to repent and have value for the lives of citizens, said if they do not repent [...]

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    EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Abuja-Kaduna rail line cannot run faster than 90 kilometres per hour because the ministry does not want locomotives killing cows.The minister highlighted the complications the federal government has had to deal with in making rail concessions, stating that the concession with General Electric (GE) fell apart after the company was sold its rail [...]

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    Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

Gumi: Once Obasanjo decides, it is our duty to follow

In this interview journalists, Ahmad Gumi, one of the clerics who accompanied former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar during the reconciliation with former President Olusegun Obasanjo, says there is nothing controversial about his trip to Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. He said most of the critics of the trip were on social media which he said has been infested by the agents of [...]

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