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Be patient with me, Buhari begs Niger Deltans

President Muhammadu Buhari

Amidst renewed violence in the Niger Delta, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appealed to traditional and opinion leaders in the troubled area to appeal to the people of the region to be patient with his administration. He promised that his government would properly utilise the nation’s resources to rebuild the country, including the region. According to a statement by his ...

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’m ready to return N400m – Metuh

Olisa Metuh, PDP spokesman

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, has said he’s in support of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war. He said he’s already searching for money to refund to the national treasury, the N400m he was paid by the regime of former President Goodluck Jonathan for image laundering. Metuh is currently undergoing trial for ...

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Buhari’s body guard linked to Boko Haram arrested

President Muhammadu Buhari

One of the body guards of President Muhammadu Buhari has been allegedly linked to the Boko Haram insurgent attacks. Corporal Hassan Aminu identified as President Buhari’s body guard was reportedly arrested for having some things to do with the terrorist group. The presidency could not be reached to confirm the arrest of a body guard to the president,  who has ...

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Kogi paralyzed as labour, banks strike enters day three

Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor

THE ongoing strike by workers in Kogi State has grounded government activities and other operations including financial sector. The strike commenced Monday after the state leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and their Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart took a decision to shut down the state. This followed alleged decision by the state government to open salary accounts ...

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Forgery Case: Buhari wants to force leadership change, cow legislators, Senate alleges

Saraki, Buhari and Ekweremadu

By Tony Edike The Federal Government has asked the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for their arraignment for alleged forgery of Senate Order 2015, used to conduct the chamber’s leadership election in June, 2015. It advised the Senate leaders to allow the court to decide their fate. But the senate ...

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Court sacks Sheriff as PDP chairman, Makarfi faction rejoices

Ali Modu Sheriff

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo, Abuja on Wednesday sacked Ali Modu Sheriff as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. Justice Valentine Ashi held that Sheriff’s ascension to office was unlawful as it was based on amended provision of the PDP Constitution illegally introduced in December 2014. Though the court did not specifically mention Sheriff’s ...

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Ex-minister Ojo Maduekwe dies at 71

Ojo Maduekwe

A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Ojo Maduekwe, is dead. He died in Abuja Wednesday evening but the cause of his death was however unknown. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Walid Jibril, confirmed his death. Until his death, Maduekwe was the secretary of the PDP BoT. He was said to have died ...

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Ekweremadu writes UN, EU, others over forgery suit

Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of the Senate

Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has written the parliament of the United Nations, European Union, United States, European Union, governments of the United States, United Kingdom and other foreign missions, over “an attempt to truncate Nigeria’s democracy.” He said the move was allegedly aimed at silencing him as the leader and the highest ranking member of the opposition ...

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Are there no qualified Christians in the north? CAN asks Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

The northern zone of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of considering only Muslims from the north for appointment. Danladi Yarima, secretary of the association, said this during an interview in Kaduna. According to him, CAN is unhappy with the choice of the president’s appointments, as they have been unfair to its members. He said that ...

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Nigeria’s sovereignty is negotiable, says Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lent his voice to the growing calls for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation, saying the sovereignty of the nation is negotiable. Speaking during a visit to PUNCH Place, the corporate headquarters of PUNCH Nigeria Limited, Kilometre 14, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, on Tuesday, Soyinka said decentralisation of the nation would ensure healthy rivalry ...

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