Politics

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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I may join PDP national chairmanship race, says Ladoja

A former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has stated that may join the race for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said this in a chat with newsmen on Monday night shortly after an emergency caucus meeting of the leaders of the party in the South West zone in Lagos. His words: “Before the ...

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Obasanjo to Makarfi: ‘I will never return to PDP”

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has vowed never to return to the Peoples Democratic Party. This was what he told journalists after he met with the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed-doors. The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, which lasted for one hour. The former president said, “I will ...

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Buhari cries out over non-payment of workers’ salaries, allowances

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern on growing complaints and agitations by workers in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government. The President made his feelings known when he received a group of governors led by the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Abdul’Aziz Yari, at the State House, Abuja. The Federal government ...

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Swearing in of president, vice now to be in Assembly chambers

The Senate has passed a Bill for an Act enacting that henceforth, inauguration of the President and Vice-President of Nigeria will be holding at the National Assembly Complex. The resolution of the Senate came through a report of the Senate Committee on Special Duties which was overwhelming voted for in plenary. The Bill is sponsored by Deputy President of the ...

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World Bank gaffe: Buhari means well for all Nigerians, says Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to a news publication in a national daily purporting the President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered major global financial institutions to tailor their activities towards the northern parts of the country. In debunking the allegation, the Presidency in a statement issued on Friday stated that President Buhari means well for all parts of the country. In the ...

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Ambode canvasses executive, legislative collaboration in governance

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has said that constant parley and collaboration between the executive and legislative arms of government was critical to effective governance. Ambode said this at the 14th edition of the Lagos State Executive and Legislative Parley, with the theme: “Lagos, the Rise of a Mega City: A Collaboration that Works’’. He said that such a ...

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IPOB: Jonathan condemns deployment of soldiers, slams Lai Mohammed

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has criticised his successor, President Muhammadu Buhari, for planning to extend the military show of force to the South-South and the South-West. Jonathan said this in a Facebook post on Tuesday which was signed on his behalf by his aide, Reno Omokri. The former President was emboldened by the statement by Senate President Bukola Saraki who ...

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