Friday, January 18, 2019

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    Dickson blames Sylvia for murdered ‘Nembe soldiers’

Dickson blames Sylvia for murdered ‘Nembe soldiers’

Timipre Sylva, the immediate past governor of Bayelsa state, has accused Seriake Dickson, his successor, of being responsible for the high rate of violence in the state.Refuting the allegation that he has a hand in the killing of four soldiers and a policeman in the Nembe area of the Bayelsa, Sylva said his detractors were out to tarnish his reputation.The [...]

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    Gbaja: I could’ve been deputy speaker in 2011

Gbaja: I could’ve been deputy speaker in 2011

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, on Friday said he could have become the deputy speaker of the 7th assembly if he wanted.During an interactive session with journalists on Friday, the man who lost out in the race to lead the house of reps said he does not believe in struggling for positions.He said but for the [...]

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    Dokpesi: APC a party of self-styled progressives

Dokpesi: APC a party of self-styled progressives

Raymond Dokpesi, chairman-emeritus of Daar Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television and Raypower FM, has described the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as "a party of self-styled progressives”.Speaking in Edo state on Thursday, Dokpesi said lack of unity led to the poor outing of the PDP in the 2015 poll.Dokpesi, who was made chairman of a 17-man reconciliation and [...]

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    Tinubu: Buhari deserves at least 100 days of honeymoon

Tinubu: Buhari deserves at least 100 days of honeymoon

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), wants Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari "at least 100 days of honeymoon" to implement his programmes for the country.Reacting complaints on the pace of the current administration, Tinubu said Buhari deserves enough time.He was speaking with journalists at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday after a meeting with Buhari.“Let [...]

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    Buhari’s meeting with APC reps ends in deadlock

Buhari’s meeting with APC reps ends in deadlock

The move by President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the leadership crisis in the  house of representatives did not yield the desired result.  The meeting between Buhari and APC lawmakers ended in a stalemate, but discussions were expected to continue on Monday night.Buhari had called the meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja ahead of the resumption of the national assembly on Tuesday.But the [...]

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    Wike loses bid to relocate tribunal to Rivers

Wike loses bid to relocate tribunal to Rivers

The Rivers state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, has dismissed an application by Nyesom Wike, governor of the state, seeking an order relocating its venue to Rivers.In a ruling on Monday, the three-man panel led by Muazu Pindiga, a justice, dismissed the application on the ground that the tribunal had power to sit in Abuja, following security challenges [...]

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    Lasun vows to resist pressure to resign

Lasun vows to resist pressure to resign

Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the federal house of representatives, says has no intention to resign his position no matter the amount of pressure from individuals or groups.Speaking in Abuja when a delegation from Ilobu, his constituency in Osun, paid him a courtesy visit on Monday, Lasun said he was duly elected.He said those suggesting that he should step down in order [...]

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    Lai torn between Buhari and Tinubu, says PDP

Lai torn between Buhari and Tinubu, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised Lai Mohammed, spokesman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), for his reaction to the issues raised by the party in its statement on Sunday.According to the opposition party, Mohammed has elementary knowledge of his new role as spokesman of the ruling party, and is torn between two masters: President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola [...]

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    APC: PDP ‘too blind’ to notice Buhari’s hard work

APC: PDP ‘too blind’ to notice Buhari’s hard work

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is "too blind with hatred" to notice President Muhammadu Buhari's hard work with solving the country's numerous problems.It also said PDP could not provide any worthwhile opposition to the APC-led federal government if its spokesman continues to issue "convoluted and fustian statements" just so that he can be in the [...]

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    Buhari to meet APC reps on Monday

Buhari to meet APC reps on Monday

President Muhammadu Buhari will meet with all members of the house of representatives elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirmed the meeting to state house correspondents on Sunday.The meeting is believed to be part of efforts towards resolving the crisis rocking the lower [...]

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    ‘Crazyman’ , ‘ruined First Consultants’ and 2 other things to remember about Patrick Sawyer

‘Crazyman’ , ‘ruined First Consultants’ and 2 other things to remember about Patrick Sawyer

Many Nigerians were not keen about precautionary measures against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) until Liberian Patrick Sawyer introduced it into the country on July 20, 2014.After its outbreak in Guinea four months earlier, the highly-contagious disease spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia and Sawyer, who contracted the virus during the funeral rites of his elder sister, departed his [...]

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I don’t deserve this from APC because I helped them to power, says ex-NSA Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA) whose Abuja residence was occupied for 24 hours by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS), says he does not deserve the treatment being meted out to him by the APC-led government.In an interview with The Nation, he said his actions as NSA helped the party's victory in the 2015 general election.Describing what transpired during the siege [...]

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    PDP ‘to reject’ elections conducted under Zakari

PDP ‘to reject’ elections conducted under Zakari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it might not accept the outcome of any election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the leadership of Amina Zakari.The party has been making repeated calls for her dismissal, citing alleged closeness to President Muhammadu Buhari as the reason for the demand.Olisa Metuh, PDP's spokesman, renewed the call for Zakari's dismissal [...]

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    APC peace move fails as Dogara rejects Gbaja

APC peace move fails as Dogara rejects Gbaja

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is far from over as Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has zoned the position of the majority leader to the north-west.This is against the decision of the party to have Femi Gbajabiamila from the south-west occupy the position.The refusal of Dogara to acknowledge the party's position resulted into a [...]

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    APC: Our petition behind DSS ‘interference’ with election tribunal

APC: Our petition behind DSS ‘interference’ with election tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the allegation that it is using security agencies to harass the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The ruling party said the PDP which "used such method during its 16 years in power now believes the APC will do the same".APC accused PDP of plotting to sabotage the Rivers state election tribunal, insisting that the opposition party [...]

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    My belief in Buhari ‘unshakable’, says Dambazau

My belief in Buhari ‘unshakable’, says Dambazau

Abdulrahman Dambazau, former chief of army staff, who lost out in the race to be the national security adviser (NSA), has pledged unalloyed support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.The man who was tipped to be appointed NSA until two weeks ago, said his resolve to ensure that Buhari succeeds remains ‘unshakable’.Denying ever eyeing the plum job, he said he would [...]

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