Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Buhari ‘may intervene’ in national assembly crisis

Buhari ‘may intervene’ in national assembly crisis

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured President Muhammadu Buhari that they would resolve the ongoing crisis in the national assembly.Shehu, who said the governors advised Buhari not to meddle in the affairs of the legislative arm of government, revealed that the president might wade in [...]

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    APC govs: GEJ has almost emptied the treasury

APC govs: GEJ has almost emptied the treasury

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused President Goodluck Jonathan of emptying the treasury of the country.Speaking on Tuesday after meeting with Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, in Abuja, the governors lamented that both the federal and state governments were finding it difficult to pay salaries as a result of the current economic situation.Rochas Okorocha, [...]

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    INEC declares Okorocha winner in Imo state

INEC declares Okorocha winner in Imo state

Rochas Okorocha, incumbent governor of Imo state, has been declared winner of the Imo state governorship election after Saturday's supplementary effort.Okorocha, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 416,996 votes ahead of Emeka Ihedioha, current deputy speaker of the house of the federal representatives, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ihedioha had 320,705 votes.As at the time [...]

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    THE FILE: Okorocha, Yero, Al-Makura… chances of incumbent governors seeking re-election

THE FILE: Okorocha, Yero, Al-Makura… chances of incumbent governors seeking re-election

If you called the 2015 general election 'an election of surprises', no one would fault you. In the country's history, it is the first election where an opposition candidate would unseat an incumbent president.Apart from the loss of the president, five governors nursing senatorial ambitions also failed, while many other incumbent senators lost their seats. Prior to 2015, such was almost [...]

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    I’ll make naira equal to dollar, says Buhari

I’ll make naira equal to dollar, says Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has promised to ensure that the naira would be equal to the dollar in value if voted into office.NAN reports that Buhari said this on Monday during the south-east presidential rally of the party at Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.“It is sad that the value of the naira has dropped to [...]

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    ‘Anyiam-Osigwe’s heart bled, but it must not die’

‘Anyiam-Osigwe’s heart bled, but it must not die’

The dust-to-dust rites of Michael Anyiam-Osigwe, executive director of Anyiam-Osigwe group and honorary consul of Malawi to Nigeria, was performed on Friday at his Nkwerre, Imo state home.Earlier on Thursday, a requiem mass held at Saint Dominic’s Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos.Michael died on December 1 after sustaining gunshot wounds during an armed robbery attack around Okada, Edo state on November 29.Dignitaries [...]

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    Buhari in early lead over Atiku at APC primary

Buhari in early lead over Atiku at APC primary

Muhammadu Buhari, former military head of state, is likely to emerge flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 presidential election.As at the time of filing this report, Buhari was clearly ahead of four other aspirants participating in the presidential primary of the party, still going on at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.The other aspirants are Rabiu Kwankwaso, governor of [...]

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    Dwindling allocations worrisome, say APC govs

Dwindling allocations worrisome, say APC govs

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday expressed concern over dwindling revenue from the federation account.Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, said the governors, who met in Ilorin, Kwara state, were worried that some states were finding it difficult to pay salaries.He said: “We looked at the dwindling revenue from the FAAC to the states on a monthly basis. This has [...]

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    VIDEO: Four years after, Mbaka says Ohakim never flogged any reverend father

VIDEO: Four years after, Mbaka says Ohakim never flogged any reverend father

It must be one of the most popular myths ever.As preparations for the 2011 elections went into top gear and politicking took the centre state, a report surfaced on the social media that Chief Ikedi Ohakim, the then governor of Imo State who was seeking re-election, had committed a sacrilege: stripping and flogging a Catholic priest.According to the report, which [...]

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    Okorocha sacks 6 commissioners over 2015

Okorocha sacks 6 commissioners over 2015

Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has relieved six of his commissioners of their duties for showing interest in the 2015 general elections.The commissioners are reportedly nursing the ambition to be elected into the lower and upper chambers of the national assembly and also the state house of assembly.On Thursday, Pascal Obi, the principal secretary to the governor, announced that the [...]

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    Keep off! South-east governors warn Boko Haram

Keep off! South-east governors warn Boko Haram

Sunday's foiled bombing of Winners Chapel, Owerri, Imo State, has elicited a stern "keep off our zone" warning from south-east governors to Boko Haram militants.No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the plot but several churches in the north have been bombed by Boko Haram ─ making the insurgents prime suspects.Police said six suspects had been arrested while improvised explosives devices [...]

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    Imo commends Orji for reinstating non-indigenes

Imo commends Orji for reinstating non-indigenes

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has commended his Abia counterpart for reinstating sacked Imo indigenes working in Abia.The commendation is contained in a statement signed by the senior special assistant to Okorocha, Mr Sam Onwuemedo, on Thursday in Owerri."The government of Imo State has received with delight the report that the Governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji, has [...]

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    Is Okorocha Nigeria’s most travelled politician?

Is Okorocha Nigeria’s most travelled politician?

It's called defection - "not travelling" - as politicians jump from party to party at the slightest provocation.In the world of career-enhancement, defections are to politicians what résumés are to the rest of us. Political defection, also known as cross carpeting, defection or basically, dumping one political party for another increases the chances of ministerial office and clout faster than longsuffering [...]

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