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Text of President Buhari’s anniversary speech

President Muhammadu Buhari

My compatriots, It is one year today since our administration came into office. It has been a year of triumph, consolidation, pains and achievements. By age, instinct and experience, my preference is to look forward, to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead and rededicate the administration to the task of fixing Nigeria. But I believe we can also learn ...

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Anambra PDP protesters demand certificates from INEC

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Some Anambra State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders  have vowed to exploit every legal means available to ensure that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issues them certificates of returns. The aggrieved protesters were candidates of the party removed by the commission prior to the general elections last year on the account of the Appeal Court judgment which has since ...

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This suffering will continue till 2019, says Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose  of Ekiti state says the hardship being experienced by Nigerians will continue till 2019. The fierce critic of President Muhammadu Buhari described the one year of the current administration as “a colossal waste”, saying Nigerians are suffering because they refused his warnings. Fayose said this in his assessment of the first anniversary of Buhari. “Nigerians should be ...

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Ekweremadu: No factions in PDP

Senator Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has dismissed media reports alleging the existence of factions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing them as false, baseless and misguided. The Deputy Senate President spoke at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on arrival from Port-Harcourt, where he attended the last Saturday’s national convention of the party. Ekweremadu, who was ...

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PDP: Sheriff out, Makarfi in as caretaker chairman

Ali Modu Sheriff

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday  dissolved its national executive committee (NEC)  led by Ali Modu Sheriff. The party also dissolved its national working committee (NWC) and set up an interim committee headed Ahmed Makarfi, former governor of Kaduna state; with Ben Obi, a former senator, as secretary. A motion for the dissolution was moved by Austin Opara, former deputy speaker ...

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Convention: Ex-PDP govs, ministers reject Sheriff’s aircraft

Ali Modu Sheriff

Former Peoples Democratic Party governors and ex-ministers on Friday rejected an aircraft sent to them by the embattled National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to convey them from Abuja to Port Harcourt, Rivers State. One of our correspondents gathered that the plane was sent to the former governors and other anti-Sheriff with the aim of truncating the ...

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PDP crisis: Gana, Maduekwe, others set for parallel convention

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The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a new twist with the party set to hold two separate national conventions on Saturday. While the faction loyal to National Chairman Ali Modu Sheriff will be holding its convention in Port Harcourt, another faction, headed by a former Information Minister Prof. Jerry Gana will hold its own in Abuja. ...

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PDP crisis: Sheriff begs aggrieved leaders

Ali Modu Sheriff

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Acting National Chairman Ali Modu-Sheriff Sunday apologised to aggrieved chieftains of the party over statements credited to him by his personal aides and associates. Sheriff, at a news conference in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, said “as a well-cultured and astute politician, I would never make any comment that would ridicule the party”, according to the ...

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Fracas as Umahi emerges PDP vice chairman

Security operatives battling to restore order after the fracas that nearly marred the South East PDP Congress Saturday

Some delegates to the South-East zonal congress of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) exchanged blows in Enugu Saturday following an altercation between Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi and his Senior Special Assistant on Internal Security, Ali Odefa. Though the congress ended peacefully, it was marred by fisticuffs over the attempt by Odefa to contest for the position of National Vice Chairman South ...

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Buhari to name looters on May 29

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) addresses delegates at the start of a conference to tackle corruption at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London on May 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

•Vows pipeline saboteurs, killer herdsmen won’t go unpunished President Muhammadu Buhari said in London Friday that the names of corrupt Nigerians will be made public in a speech he intends to deliver on May 29. He also said that such corrupt individuals will be prosecuted. Besides, all those involved in blowing up oil installations and sabotaging investments in the Niger ...

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