2019: APC chieftain dares Buhari, declares support for Atiku at PDP secretariat

2019: APC chieftain dares Buhari, declares support for Atiku at PDP secretariat A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Kwande, on Tuesday caused a stir as he attended a rally of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) organised for former vice president Atiku Abubakar. Atiku, a presidential aspirant of the PDP, was in Jos on Tuesday to lobby national delegates...... more

New Minimum Wage: Labour issues two weeks ultimatum as Fed Govt gives assurance

New Minimum Wage: Labour issues two weeks ultimatum as Fed Govt gives assurance Labour leaders in Nigeria on Wednesday cautioned the Federal Government to stop foot dragging on the New Minimum Wage and allow the tripartite committeeconclude its job to avoid industrial crisis. The ultimatum coincided with an assurance from the Federal Government on the new minimum wage. The labour leaders, who are members...... more

Okorocha sacks aides contesting election

Okorocha sacks aides contesting election Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has relieved 13 of his appointees contesting in the 2019 elections of their positions. Those affected include Chief of Staff to the governor Uche Nwosu (governor); Secretary to the Government George Eche (governor); Commissioner of Information Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri (Imo North senatorial seat); Principal Secretary to...... more

Jonathan condemns Oshiomhole over vote-buying allegations

Jonathan condemns Oshiomhole over vote-buying allegations Ex-President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has berated All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole for his recent claim on a live television programme that the incidence of vote buying started during the administration of the ex-President. Dr. Jonathan in response via a statement signed by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze on...... more

Army, others in show of force over IPOB sit-at-home order

Army, others in show of force over IPOB sit-at-home order A detachment of the police, army, navy and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Wednesday embarked on a show of force on major streets in Umuahia. The show of force is an apparent response to the September 14 stay-at-home directive, issued by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB). The...... more

APC fires back at The Economist, HSBC for predicting Buhari’s defeat

APC fires back at The Economist, HSBC for predicting Buhari’s defeat The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected insinuations by two British-based institutions about Nigeria’s economy and the 2019 presidential election. The APC position was contained in a statement by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in Abuja on Wednesday. The statement was the APC’s response to reports by The Economist...... more

INEC denies plans to postpone 2019 elections

INEC denies plans to postpone 2019 elections The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has no plan to postpone the 2019 general elections. Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, made the clarification in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday. Oyekanmi said the clarification became necessary following a story with the headline,...... more

Herdsmen: Spate of killings in Nigeria declining — Lai Mohammed

Herdsmen: Spate of killings in Nigeria declining — Lai Mohammed The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Tuesday, said there has been a drastic reduction in the spate of killings in the country, and challenged the media to ensure a proper reportage of this development. According to a statement by the Ministry of Information and Culture in Abuja, Mohammed...... more

FG gives states conditions to access Paris Club refund

FG gives states conditions to access Paris Club refund The Federal Government on Tuesday said it had approved the sum of $2.68bn as final payment to states for the Paris Club Refund. The amount was confirmed in a statement issued by the Director of Information in the Ministry of Finance, Hassan Dodo. The explanation is coming amidst the controversy that...... more

Lagos on edge as Ambode faces two aspirants for APC ticket

Lagos on edge as Ambode faces two aspirants for APC ticket Two new aspirants for the Lagos State governor under the All Progressives Congress’ umbrella emerged on Tuesday, fuelling speculations that all was not well with the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu. The aspirants, who were former commissioners in the state, Dr Obafemi Hamzat...... more

I’m surprised Nigerians are not clapping for Buhari – Ngige

I’m surprised Nigerians are not clapping for Buhari – Ngige The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige on Sunday said Nigeria would have been in ruins if President Muhammadu Buhari was not elected to pilot the affairs of the country in 2015. Ngige who spoke with journalists in Onitsha, Anambra State, said the All Progressives Congress met the country...... more

Applause for Ugwuanyi as APC chieftain, cleric hail him for peace, progress

Applause for Ugwuanyi as APC chieftain, cleric hail him for peace, progress     …Say gov, 'a father to all'  The South East National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC), Hon. Emma Eneukwu, and the Pastor of Dunamis Int’l Gospel Centre, Enugu, Pastor Timothy Benedict, have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his exemplary leadership style, which they said...... more

2019: Enugu market women endorse Ugwuanyi for second term

2019: Enugu market women endorse Ugwuanyi for second term …Say he is God-sent, caring leader Jubilant market women in Enugu State on Friday converged on the Government House, Enugu to express their firm support for the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in 2019 for entrenching peace and good governance in the state, and assisting traders in the state grow their...... more

Herdsmen behead Adamawa PDP chairman, flee with head

Herdsmen behead Adamawa PDP chairman, flee with head Suspected Fulani herdsmen have beheaded the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in  Bare ward in the Numan Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Charles Chrisanthus, The politician was reportedly killed in the presence of his wife, Dorcas, in his farm on August 29, 2018. The widow of the slain PDP chieftain...... more

Brawl, gunshots at PDP HQ as Atiku submits nomination forms

Brawl, gunshots at PDP HQ as Atiku submits nomination forms Policemen and other security agents had a hectic time at the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Thursday when a presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, submitted his presidential nomination and expression of interest forms to the party’s leadership. The forms are to enable him to take part in...... more

I don’t believe IG was not aware of police raid at my home --Clark

I don’t believe IG was not aware of police raid at my home --Clark Pa Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, has dismissed claims that the police apparatchik was not aware of the raid of his Abuja home on Tuesday, despite the spirited attempt by the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris to exculpate himself of blame. The respected Ijaw leader, told one of the batches of...... more

2019: Army vows to deal with political thugs, militants, kidnappers

2019: Army vows to deal with political thugs, militants, kidnappers The Nigerian Army has warned that it will deal decisively with political thugs, kidnappers and other criminal elements caught with weapons during the 2019 general elections. It further warned that it would dealt with anybody who might attempt to breach the peace during the exercise. The Chief of Army Chief of...... more

Anambra South: Ojukwu’s Children Vow Not to Support Bianca’s Ambition

Anambra South: Ojukwu’s Children Vow Not to Support Bianca’s Ambition THE senatorial ambition of the wife of the late Biafra warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odimegwu- Ojukwu, yesterday, faced a major setback as some members of the Ojukwu family vowed not to support her even if she emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance  APGA.  In an interactive session with newsmen,...... more

Drama as APC chieftain defects to PDP, places curse

Drama as APC chieftain defects to PDP, places curse Osamede Adun, a chieftain of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and a Benin high chief has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Adun, who led thousands of APC members to defect in Benin also placed a curse on anyone who returned to the party. Speaking...... more

Niger Delta militants to resume hostilities over IOCs refusal to relocate hqts

Niger Delta militants to resume hostilities over IOCs refusal to relocate hqts THE Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators on Wednesday announced that it was returning to the creeks over the refusal of international oil companies to relocate to the Niger Delta region. The coalition also condemned what it described as an unwarranted invasion of the house of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, adding...... more

State-of-the-nation: PDP writes British PM, German Chancellor

State-of-the-nation: PDP writes British PM, German Chancellor The People’s Democratic (PDP) has forwarded a petition to the British Prime Minister, Theresa May and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, over alleged culture of impunity, disrespect for the Judiciary and other anti-democratic tendencies by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government. In the August 30, 2018 petition, a copy of which...... more

Chinese loans not debt trap – Buhari

Chinese loans not debt trap – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has dispelled insinuations about what he called the so-called debt trap by Chinese government on developing countries, insisting that Nigeria would be able to repay the loan. This is even as he disclosed that Nigeria’s partnership with China through FOCAC has resulted in the execution of vital infrastructure...... more

South-East govs ask FG to fix Enugu airport urgently

South-East govs ask FG to fix Enugu airport urgently Governors of the South-East states, on Sunday, asked the Federal Government to immediately repair dilapidated facilities at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The governors made the demand in a communiqué issued after a meeting of the South-East Governors Forum at the Enugu Government House. Chairman of the forum, Ebonyi State...... more

I’ll be an idiot to say Buhari has not short-changed Igbos – APC chieftain, Osita Okechukwu

I’ll be an idiot to say Buhari has not short-changed Igbos – APC chieftain, Osita Okechukwu The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu, has admitted that President Muhamnadu Buhari short-changed the South East in his appointment into political offices. Okechukwu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said he will be an idiot to say otherwise but swiftly added that the President has...... more

2019: Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso pick presidential forms as ex-VP weeps

2019: Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso pick presidential forms as ex-VP weeps Aides and supporters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar watched in disbelief as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant wept at his campaign office on Friday in Abuja when he received the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms from his supporters. Atiku’s eyes became misty and he eventually wept when...... more

National Assembly panel cuts INEC polls budget by N2002.2m, endorses N143.3bn

National Assembly panel cuts INEC polls budget by N2002.2m, endorses N143.3bn The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters wound down its sitting on the budget for the 2019 elections on Thursday. The committee had, on Tuesday, adopted N143.5bn as the budget for the polls and asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to forward a breakdown for the sum. After its meeting...... more

May visit: Nigeria, UK sign deals on defence, security, economic devt

May visit: Nigeria, UK sign deals on defence, security, economic devt President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. May who had earlier visited South Africa, is in Nigeria as part of her tour of some African countries. The meeting started in the President’s office shortly after May arrived...... more

Cattle rustlers kill 8, raze 95 houses in fresh attack in Plateau

Cattle rustlers kill 8, raze 95 houses in fresh attack in Plateau Eight people were killed and 95 houses burnt when attackers invaded Abonong and Zayit communities in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau. According to Mr Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Police Command in the State, the attackers hit the community in the early hours of Wednesday. He...... more

Why Buhari declined assent to Petroleum Industry Bill – Enang

Why Buhari declined assent to Petroleum Industry Bill – Enang The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, on Wednesday identified the provision of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill permitting the Petroleum Regulatory Commission to retain as much as 10% of the revenue generated as one of the reasons President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to...... more

Nigeria’s population to grow by four million yearly – FG

Nigeria’s population to grow by four million yearly – FG The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma (SAN), has said Nigeria’s population will rise by four million every year. He, therefore, stated that there was an urgent need to curb the growth rate and ultimately reduce poverty. Udoma said this while delivering his speech at the 58th Annual General...... more

 

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