Politics

Finally, Buhari sacks Babachir, appoints Mustapha as new SGF

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). The decision thus means that the President has terminated the appointment of the suspended SGF, Babachir Lawal alongside suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Mr. Ayo Oke. Making the disclosure on Monday was the Special Advicer to the ...

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Lagos council poll: Twenty-two candidates file appeal against tribunal’s verdict

No fewer than 22 candidates, who contested the July 22 Lagos State Council polls, have appealed the decisions of the Lagos State Local Government Election Petition Tribunals at the Appeal Tribunal. Justice G. M. Onyeabo, the Cchairperson of the 2017 Local Government Election Petitions Appeal Tribunal, announced this on Wednesday at the tribunal’s inaugural sitting. Onyeabo and four other justices ...

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PDP Chairmanship: Agbaje joins race, says party needs rebuilding

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje has joined the race for the national chairmanship of the party. In a post culled from his wall on Wednesday, he however blamed the misfortune of the party in the last general election on ‘errors of impunity’ that were committed by ...

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Southern governors meet in Lagos, demand true federalism

For the first time in 12 years, Governors of the Southern States of Nigeria on Monday met in Lagos, where they unanimously reiterated the call for true federalism and devolution of powers to States. The Governors, in a communique at the end of the meeting read by the host Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, also resolved to collaborate with one another for the ...

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Buhari lauds ex-vice president, Ekwueme at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to a former Vice President of the country, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme 85 years on Saturday. In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on Friday Buhari lauded Ekwueme whom he described as an elder-statesman for his thirst for learning. The statement also extolled the ...

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Jonathan receives Adeniran, says PDP needs a democratic chairman

Former President Goodluck Jonathan said Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) must do the right thing at its December convention by electing courageous chairman that would run the party democratically. Jonathan stated this when he received one of the party’s national chairmanship aspirants, Professor Tunde Adeniran, in his office in Abuja. He said that as an opposition party, PDP needed a competent, ...

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No meeting between me and Fayemi over Ekiti governorship poll, Adeyeye

The Publicity Secretary of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Dayo Adeyeye has denied alleged meeting between the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi over the forthcoming governorship election. The social media have been agog since Wednesday suggesting that a meeting had taken place between the two wherein it was agreed that Fayemi ...

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Group wants FG to publish report on SGF, DG, NIA

Say No Campaign, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), on Thursday urged the Presidency to publish the report of investigation of alleged fraud against some suspended top government officials. Specifically, Convener of the organisation, Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, told newsmen in Abuja that the reported involved former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal and former Director-General, National Intelligence ...

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Primaries: Zoning tears PDP apart in Adamawa

Some stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State have protested over a zoning formula adopted by a group in the party ahead of the party’s congresses on Saturday. The group that called itself “major stakeholders” of the party, on Tuesday set out a zoning formula for the party and forwarded it to the state caretaker committee for ...

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Rights group to prosecute Zuma’s son for murder

Rights group AfriForum is to privately prosecute Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s president on a charge of culpable homicide. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided not to prosecute Duduzane after his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into a minivan in Johannesburg in heavy rain, killing Phumzile Dube and critically injuring two in 2014. Head of the private prosecuting ...

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