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    l offer myself to run for President in 2019, Sule Lamido writes PDP

l offer myself to run for President in 2019, Sule Lamido writes PDP

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, has written a letter to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to express his interest in the party’s presidential ticket in the 2019 general election.Lamido, in the letter dated October 22, shared some of his thoughts and concerns about PDP and Nigeria.He said the country’s founding fathers shared the dream of [...]

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    Oyo-Ita submits report on Maina’s reinstatement

Oyo-Ita submits report on Maina’s reinstatement

Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of civil service of the federation, has submitted the report on the recall of former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina.President Muhammadu Buhari had in a memo on Monday demanded a full report on the circumstances surrounding Maina's reinstatement.He demanded the report before the close of work on Monday.Garba Shehu, senior special [...]

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    ‘States are now beggars’ — southern governors demand true federalism

‘States are now beggars’ — southern governors demand true federalism

Governors from the southern part of the country are demanding true federalism and devolution of powers to states.They made this demand during a meeting which held in Lagos on Monday.In a communique read by Akinwunmi Ambode, the host, the governors resolved to collaborate with one another for the growth and development.Ambode said after extensive deliberations, the governors also emphasised priority [...]

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    EXPOSED: Documents show how Malami, Dambazau plotted Maina’s recall

EXPOSED: Documents show how Malami, Dambazau plotted Maina’s recall

Three top officials in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari played prominent roles in the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), into the civil service, TheCable can report.Documents seen by TheCable showed the involvement and full knowledge of Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation; Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior; and [...]

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    Buhari heading to Niger Republic – less than 48 hours after Turkish trip

Buhari heading to Niger Republic – less than 48 hours after Turkish trip

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday depart for Niamey, Republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region.Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, confirmed this in a statement issued on Monday.The trip is coming less than 48 hours after Buhari returned from a Turkish summit."Member countries of the ECOWAS Task Force on Common [...]

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    I didn’t reinstate  Maina — Oyo-Ita contradicts Dambazau

I didn’t reinstate Maina — Oyo-Ita contradicts Dambazau

Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation, has denied being behind the recall of Abdulrasheed Maina.Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), who is facing corruption allegations, was recently posted to the ministry of interior under controversial circumstances.Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, had earlier said it was office of the head of civil service that [...]

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    Metuh wants Jonathan to testify in his trial

Metuh wants Jonathan to testify in his trial

Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has requested that former President Goodluck Jonathan appear as a witness in his trial.In January 2016, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed charges of money laundering against Metuh for allegedly receiving N400m from the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), illegally.on Monday, Onyechi Ikpeazu, counsel to Metuh, told [...]

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    Buhari fires Maina, demands recall report ‘in a few hours’

Buhari fires Maina, demands recall report ‘in a few hours’

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the "immediate disengagement" of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), from the civil service.Maina, who has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over some allegations of fraud levelled against him, was reinstated into the civil service under controversial circumstances.He was posted to the ministry of interior.But in [...]

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    Our achievements not based on propaganda and lies, says Lai

Our achievements not based on propaganda and lies, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the achievements of the current administration are not based on lies and propaganda.Speaking at a conference which the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) organised for media handlers, Mohammed urged media aides to use "concrete facts" to showcase the achievements of their principals.The minister said Nigerians are brilliant and discerning people who would not take [...]

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    Fayose: Buhari’s anti-graft war is like Satan calling Judas Iscariot a sinner

Fayose: Buhari’s anti-graft war is like Satan calling Judas Iscariot a sinner

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has likened President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption fight to “satan calling Judas Iscariot a sinner”.Fayose said this in reaction to the reported posting of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, to the ministry of interior.Maina was said to have fled the country in 2015 after being indicted for alleged diversion of [...]

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