Politics

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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Jubilation as Buhari appoints Oyinlola as chair of identity commission

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State erupted in wild jubilation as President Muhammadu Buhari announced the appointment of a former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as the chairman of the board of the National Identity Management Commission. Sources close to the former governor stated that the move is a preemptive move to starve off ...

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Alhassan causes stir as Buhari presides over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance. The Minister for Women Affairs, Hajia Aisha Jummai Alhassan however caused stir at the meeting that took place at the Presidential Council Chamber when her presence attracted attention photo journalists at the meeting that started at exactly 11:00 ...

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Ohanaeze to Buhari: Halt military operations in Igboland

The pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on the Federal Government to put an end to the ongoing military action in the South East. Reacting to reported skirmishes between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the military in Aba Abia State on Tuesday, the group in statement issued by its President General, Chief John Nwodo stated ...

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