Politics

Oyo 2019: Drama as Alao-Akala shuns communications minister Shittu during visit

There was a mild drama on Sunday at the Ogbomosho country home of a former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala when the Minister of Communication, Mr. Adebayo Shittu who paid a courtesy visit. According to sources close to the Ogbomosho born politician, the former governor shunned Shittu who came with a retinue of aides and supporters as ...

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2019: PDP renews pressure on Atiku to return

The Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has renewed its call on former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to return to the party ahead of the 2019 general elections. State Chairman, Alhaji Shehu Tahir made the call while speaking the party’s stakeholders meeting on Wednesday in Yola, saying “ It is not a wise decision for Atiku to abandon ...

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Security agents bar journalists from Buhari’s 2018 budget presentation

A mild drama ensued at the premises of the National Assembly as security agents on Tuesday barred newsmen from some print and electronic media from covering the 2018 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly. The budget presentation billed to commence by 2p.m on Tuesday saw some journalists denied entry into the National assembly premises. Affected were ...

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Chairmanship: PDP BoT overrules S’West caucus over Bode George, others

Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin has over ruled the South West caucus of the board endorsing some aspirants jostling for the chairmanship of the seat of the party. This is coming just as the board has summoned a member, Chief Shuaib Oyedokun to appear before it to explain the rationale behind ...

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Ekwueme hale, hearty and recovering, says family source

A source close to the family of nation’s first elected Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme has debunked news reports suggesting that the elder statesman has passed on, rather, the source maintained that he is still alive and well. The source who spoke to our correspondent in a telephone chat also stated that the former leader is still receiving treatment within ...

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PDP chairmanship: Caucus’ endorsement a right step – George

Chief Olabode George says his endorsement, alongside two others aspiring to become national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party by the South-West caucus of its Board of Trustees is in order. The caucus had on November 3 endorsed George, Prof.Tunde Adeniran and Prof. Taoheed Adedoja for the party ‘s top position. Alhaji Shuaib Oyedokun, who signed the document on behalf ...

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PDP Chairmanship: S’ West PDP BoT picks George, Adeniran, Adedoja

The Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party from the South-West region has pruned down the number of candidates who are vying for the position of the national chairman of the party from the zone. The zonal board, in a document made available to journalists in Abuja on Saturday, recommended three aspirants from the region for the race. It ...

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Dogara assures says Nigeria on path to economic recovery

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says the Nigerian economy is on the path of growth going by the successes recorded in the implementation of the economic recovery and growth plan. Dogara said this on Monday at a Summit on Legislative Framework for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Development, organised by the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee on Economic ...

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No parent would like to be in my shoes, says Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu has officially reacted to the news of the sudden demise of his eldest son, late Mr. Kazeem Jide Tinubu. In a thank you message to Nigerians, which he personally signed and which was obtained from the website of his media aide, Mr. Tunde Rahman, Tinubu in the emotion ...

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Jibrin must apologise before re-admittance —Reps

The House of Representatives says suspended member, Rep. Adulmumini Jibrin (Kano-APC) must tender an unreserved written apology before he can return to the House. The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Rep. Abdulrazak Namdas (Adamawa-APC) said this while briefing newsmen in Abuja. Jibrin was suspended in Sept. 2016, for 180 legislative days and one of the conditions for ...

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