Politics

Group mobilises 15,000 youths to welcome Buhari from vacation

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), says it has mobilised no fewer than 15,000 youths to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari from vacation.

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‘Buhari not dead but needs our prayers,’ says communications minister

By Toyin Durosinlohun, Ilorin Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, on Friday dismissed speculations on that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead.

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Obasanjo says those behind Buhari’s rumoured death wicked, callous

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has described those behind the rumoured death of President Muhammadu Buhari as “wicked and callous.”

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State of the Nation: FG won’t stop Tuface’s protest, says Osinbajo

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos The Federal Government has stated that it will not stop Nigerians from registering their displeasure with the state of the nation through peaceful protests.

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Ondo council chairman dies after brief illness

By Samuel Faleye, Akure The Chairman of Ilaje Local Government Council in Ondo State, Mr Agunola Omomowo, has been confirmed dead.

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Jonathan replies Nigerian on facebook, says criticism against him a patriotic duty

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos Former President Goodluck Jonathan has replied a friend on facebook who sought his forgiveness for past comments against him (Jonathan) on the state of the nation’s economy.

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Phillips Restates Commitment to Credible LG Elections as LASIEC Concludes Inspection of Electoral Officers’ Offices

The Chairman, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission ( LASIEC ), Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips, has reassured Lagos State residents on the determination of the Commission to ensure the conduct of free, fair and credible elections into the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the State.

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Sheriff faction of PDP withdraws petition against A/Court Justices

By Samuel Faleye, Akure The Ali Modu Sheriff led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has withdrawn its petition against some Justices of the Court of Appeal over their alleged bias in the handling of the case leading to the reinstatement of Eyitayo Jegede as its candidate in the last governorship election in Ondo State.

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Abuse of office: Senate committee turns back SGF’s perm sec

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The bickering between the Senate and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, over alleged abuse of office leveled against Lawal may be far from over.

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Utomi blames underdevelopment of Delta on poor governance

By Fegor Oghene, Asaba A renowned economist, Professor Pat Utomi has attributed backwardness and underdevelopment of Delta State to poor governance, describing the land as one which has been ravaged by locust.

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