Sunday, January 20, 2019

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    It’s painful owing workers for 7 months, says Aregbesola

It’s painful owing workers for 7 months, says Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, has appealed to civil servants in the state to exercise patience with him over the inability of his administration to pay salaries in the last seven months.Describing the situation as an economic tragedy, Aregbesola blamed the development on the alleged poor handling of the nation’s resources by the federal government under former president Goodluck [...]

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    Buhari must end insurgency in July 2015 as promised, says PDP

Buhari must end insurgency in July 2015 as promised, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the nation’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, not to forget his promise to end insurgency by the end of July.In a statement issued by Olisa Metuh, its national publicity secretary, PDP said it gave time for the president and the APC to settle down in office, saying the governing [...]

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    PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay salaries

PDP to Aregbesola: Sell helicopter to pay salaries

The Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Rauf Aregbesola, governor of the state, to sell the state-owned helicopter in order to raise money to pay workers salaries.Civil servants in the state have not received salaries in the last seven months, forcing the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to threaten indefinite strike action in May.While the governor [...]

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    Finally, Fayose survives impeachment plot

Finally, Fayose survives impeachment plot

After months of tension and disturbing developments in Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, has survived the move by 19 lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state house of assembly to oust him.Fayose would be inaugurating a new assembly on Friday.Detailing eight impeachable offences against him, the APC lawmakers had served Fayose an impeachment notice titled: [...]

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    PDP: APC planning take-over of our states through tribunals

PDP: APC planning take-over of our states through tribunals

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of plotting to use election tribunals to upturn the victory of some of its governors and lawmakers.Describing such move as an “invitation to anarchy”, PDP said it would go all out to prevent that from happening.The party also accused APC of threatening PDP legislators to work towards [...]

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    People playing politics with N’Assembly budget, says Mark

People playing politics with N’Assembly budget, says Mark

David Mark, outgoing president of the senate, on Monday directed veiled criticism at Ben Bruce, the man who would be representing Bayelsa east senatorial district at the next national assembly, over his attacks on the upper chamber of the assembly.Bruce has been very critical of the legislature in recent times, accusing the lawmakers of enriching themselves at the expense of Nigerians."There is a [...]

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    Amaechi to Wike: I did not probe my predecessor

Amaechi to Wike: I did not probe my predecessor

Rotimi Amaechi, outgoing governor of Rivers state, has revealed that he was under pressure to probe Peter Odili, his predecessor, but he did not do so in order to move the state forward.Responding to the threat of Nyesom Wike, the incoming governor, to probe his administration, Amaechi said he has the records of Wike, who worked under him as chief [...]

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    Haliru Bello is chairman, PDP board of trustees

Haliru Bello is chairman, PDP board of trustees

Haliru Bello, former acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has emerged acting chairman of the party’s board of trustees.Bello succeeds Anenih, who resigned on May 20.President Goodluck Jonathan was expected to fill the position in the same way former president Olusegun Obasanjo became the party’s BoT chairman at the end of his tenure in 2007, but Jonathan declined, despite Anenih's [...]

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    Fayose meets pro-impeachment APC lawmakers in Akure

Fayose meets pro-impeachment APC lawmakers in Akure

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has held a meeting with lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ekiti state house of assembly in Akure, capital of Ondo state.The state director of the Department of State Security (DSS) and commissioner of police were also at the meeting.Prior to Monday’s meeting, both parties had tried to meet in order [...]

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    I will probe Amaechi, says Wike

I will probe Amaechi, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, the incoming governor of Rivers state, says he would probe the administration of Rotimi Amaechi, the outgoing governor of the state.Amaechi, who got elected in 2007 after serving as the speaker of the state house of assembly for eight years, would be rounding off his second term on Friday.The governor, who has never hidden his dissent in having [...]

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    APC states have the biggest debts, says PDP

APC states have the biggest debts, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Vice president-elect Yemi Osinbajo misrepresented facts regarding the nation’s economy particularly, the correct status of the government's debt stock when he said the incoming Buhari administration would inherit a debt of $60 billion.Maintaining that APc-controlled states were even the biggest debtors, PDP, in a statement issued on Monday by Olisa Metuh, its national publicity secretary, [...]

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    Buhari was in UK to embarrass Nigeria, says PDP

Buhari was in UK to embarrass Nigeria, says PDP

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari embarrassed Nigeria on Saturday by embarking on a visit to David Cameron, prime minister of the United Kingdom, without adequate preparations, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Sunday.The party also expressed disappointment with the president-elect for “snubbing” the handover programme lined up by the federal government to transmit power to him on May 29. It described such behaviour as [...]

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    Orji Kalu: I almost eradicated corruption

Orji Kalu: I almost eradicated corruption

Orji Uzor kalu, former governor of Abia state, has claimed that he almost eradicated corruption during his reign at the helm of the state between 1999 and 2007.Although Kalu no longer has a good relationship with Theodore Orji, his successor, he says he has no regrets influencing Orji's emergence. He also blamed the poor performance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in [...]

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    PDP: We are to blame for all that has gone wrong

PDP: We are to blame for all that has gone wrong

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it “accepts responsibility for all that has gone wrong for the last 16 years” in the country.In a statement posted on its verified Twitter handled @PdpNigeria on Sunday, PDP said it was giving Nigerians credit for the successes that were recorded during its 16-year rule.“We accept responsibility for all that has gone wrong and bad in [...]

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    PDP: We have laid a solid foundation for APC

PDP: We have laid a solid foundation for APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has laid a solid foundation of governance for the incoming federal government of the All Progressives Congress (APC).It said that despite losing control of the federal government and some of its states in the last general election, it is still the truly national political party with enough strength and spread to regain pre-eminence.The [...]

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    Police ‘arrest’ Kogi lawmaker, Sani

Police ‘arrest’ Kogi lawmaker, Sani

Men of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Kogi have arrested Friday Sani, a member of the Kogi state house of assembly (PDP), representing the Igalamela/ Odolu constituency.John Adele, The counsel to Sani, told journalists in Lokoja, capital of the state, on Saturday that the lawmaker was arrested along the Odolu-Nsukka road on Friday.Adele said his client had gone Nsukka [...]

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