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Nigeria in safe, competent hands under Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria in safe, competent hands under Buhari – Lai Mohammed The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that with President Muhammadu Buhari piloting the affairs of Nigeria, the country is in “very safe and competent hands,” and that “there is no cause for alarm.” The minister said this at a mini town hall meeting with the staff of...... more

No 2019 campaigns in Benue till herdsmen crisis is over – Gov. Ortom

No 2019 campaigns in Benue till herdsmen crisis is over – Gov. Ortom Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said there would be no campaigns for the 2019 elections in the state, if there was no solution to the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state. Speaking in an interview on an online TV programme, The Osasu Show, in Makurdi, Benue State, the...... more

2019: APC is doomed if Tinubu fails to reconcile members – Shehu Sani

2019: APC is doomed if Tinubu fails to reconcile members – Shehu Sani Senator Shehu Sani has said that avoidable doom awaited the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2019 polls should Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu fail to reconcile aggrieved members. Sani, a chieftain of the APC who represents Kaduna central in the Senate, stated this on Sunday in Abuja in an interview with...... more

Our meeting with Buhari is not to discuss 2019 elections – APC govs

Our meeting with Buhari is not to discuss 2019 elections – APC govs Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Friday said their mission to Daura, Katsina State, was merely to condole with President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of two members of his extended family. The Chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, stated this when...... more

APC has failed, PDP will return to power in 2019 – Jonathan

APC has failed, PDP will return to power in 2019 – Jonathan Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, has failed in governance while expressing strong convictions that the Peoples Democratic Party will return to power come 2019. Jonathan spoke when he received the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus who led members of...... more

2019: Buhari will seek re-election – SGF

2019: Buhari will seek re-election – SGF …’ll take Nigeria to the next level, says Pres. Buhari The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Thursday affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari will seek re-election in 2019. He stated that there is no alternative to Buhari, stressing that other presidential aspirants have nothing to offer. The SGF...... more

Gov. Ugwuanyi awards N2.4bn state, federal road projects

Gov. Ugwuanyi awards N2.4bn state, federal road projects The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has awarded contracts for the construction of six major roads across the state at the sum of N2.4 billion, covering the Eha-Amufu-Nkalagu federal road at Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, which has been in a deplorable condition. Other roads include the extension of the Agbani-Afor Amurri...... more

Rowdy Session as APC Senators move against Saraki

Rowdy Session as APC Senators move against Saraki THE relative peace that the 8th Senate has been enjoying in the last one year was threatened yesterday, following a rowdy session that erupted at the chamber as senators were sharply divided over a new amendment to the Electoral Act regarding election sequence in the 2019 general elections. Indeed, 10 All...... more

Kaduna APC queries El-Rufai, suspends three key allies

Kaduna APC queries El-Rufai, suspends three key allies THE Kaduna State Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said it had issued a query to Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i for alleged anti-party activities. A statement by Danladi Wada, the party’s Acting State Chairman, said the decision was taken after full investigation and consultation with stakeholders and elders...... more

Fayose backs Soyinka, Afenifere urges South West govs to tackle killer herdsmen

Fayose backs Soyinka, Afenifere urges South West govs to tackle killer herdsmen The Afenifere Renewal Group has called on governors in the South-West to urgently devise plans to check the killer herdsmen on the rampage across the country before their activities engulf the geopolitical zone. This is just as the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, declared support for the call by Nobel...... more

I can't be intimidated, Dino dares FG

I can't be intimidated, Dino dares FG Sen. Dino Melaye on Tuesday said alleged plans by Federal Government to arraign him for allegedly misleading the Police would not deter him from constructively criticising it when necessary. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, had on Sunday announced plan to arraign Melaye on March 1 for allegedly misinforming...... more

PDP to returning members: You have nothing to fear *Presidency, other offices remain open

PDP to returning members: You have nothing to fear *Presidency, other offices remain open Apparently in anticipation of the much-advertised impending massive return of its old members to its fold, the Peoples Democratic Party has thrown its doors open, saying all offices are open to be contested for both for returning and new members. National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, had said, on Monday...... more

Herdsmen attack Ondo LG secretariat, chase out workers

Herdsmen attack Ondo LG secretariat, chase out workers There was pandemonium in the Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State on Tuesday as some herdsmen chased workers of the council out of their offices. It was gathered that the attack by the herdsmen followed a disagreement with some of the council workers over a vegetable garden at the...... more

Herdsmen attacks in Osun, Ondo as Soyinka says Buhari is in a trance

Herdsmen attacks in Osun, Ondo as Soyinka says Buhari is in a trance Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is in a trance. Soyinka said he came to his conclusion based on “unforced errors,” adding that the President’s body language had aggravated killings by herdsmen in the country. The playwright spoke in Lagos on Tuesday at a press conference titled,...... more

“My life is in danger” , IBB’s spokseman, Kassim Afegbua says

“My life is in danger” , IBB’s spokseman, Kassim Afegbua says Kassim Afegbua, the spokesperson for an ex-military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, has revealed that his life is in danger following series of interrogation by Nigeria’s security agencies. Mr Afegbua had released a press statement by the former military ruler where he told Nigerians not to vote President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 should...... more

Herdsmen to pay for grazing reserves – Osinbajo

Herdsmen to pay for grazing reserves – Osinbajo VICE-PRESIDENT Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government had no powers to seize land from states for the establishment of grazing reserves or livestock production centres. In any case, Osinbajo said that herdsmen would pay for the services to be rendered by the proposed ranches or grazing reserves by the government. Speaking...... more

Your goodwill is fast depleting, Catholic Bishops tell Buhari

Your goodwill is fast depleting, Catholic Bishops tell Buhari THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, on Thursday told President Muhammadu Buhari that the enormous goodwill with which he assumed office in 2015 is being fast depleted by some “glaring failures” of his government. The bishops said this when they paid the President a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa,...... more

Herdsmen menace: Wike gives Benue displaced persons N200m

Herdsmen menace: Wike gives Benue displaced persons N200m …Prays for souls of victims killed by herdsmen  GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike Wednesday donated N200Million to persons displaced by herdsmen attacks in Benue state with a call for lasting measures to resolve the killings by Fulani herdsmen across Nigeria. The governor who led a delegation of Rivers Elders on a condolence visit...... more

Army deploys troops in 6 northern states

Army deploys troops in 6 northern states In a move aimed at halting further killings and wanton destruction of property of innocent Nigerians the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has ordered the deployment of soldiers to Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states. The Army said the deployment is to contend with the incessant...... more

Senate summons defence minister over foreign invasion

Senate summons defence minister over foreign invasion The Senate, Wednesday, summoned the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, to appear before relevant committees and brief lawmakers on why Camerounian soldiers invaded some border communities in Cross River State.The minister is expected to brief the committees on steps being taken by the Nigerian government to respond to the alleged invasion...... more

Afegbua arrives Force Headquarters, says he’s not under arrest

Afegbua arrives Force Headquarters, says he’s not under arrest Kassim Afegbua, the media aide to former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, has been released by the police after a short interrogation at the force headquarters, Abuja on Wednesday. Afegbua, who was accompanied by his wife and his lawyer, Kayode Ajulo, told journalists that the police said he was not under arrest. He...... more

Senate rejects committee’s shoddy report on Benue killings

Senate rejects committee’s shoddy report on Benue killings The Senate has rejected a report by its ad hoc committee mandated to find out why the IG of Police did not comply with an earlier directive from the Senate to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of killings in Benue State. The Upper Chamber rejected the report presented by the Chairman...... more

Ekweremadu meets with UK Envoy, Says Constitution, Electoral Act amendments ready soon

Ekweremadu meets with UK Envoy, Says Constitution, Electoral Act amendments ready soon The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has assured that legislative work on the Electoral Act and the Constitution amendment would be concluded in a matter of weeks. He spoke on Monday when he received a delegation of the British High Commission in Nigeria led by the High Commissioner,...... more

Babangida asks Nigerians to vote out Buhari in 2019 (READ FULL TEXT)

Babangida asks Nigerians to vote out Buhari in 2019 (READ FULL TEXT) Former military president Ibrahim Babangida has asked Nigerians to co-operate with President Muhammadu Buhari until his tenure ends — but vote for a new generation of leaders in 2019. In a press statement released on Sunday by Kassim Afegbua, his spokesman, Babangida said it was time to sacrifice “personal ambition” for...... more

IGP appears before Senate, blames Benue killings on anti-grazing law

IGP appears before Senate, blames Benue killings on anti-grazing law The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, appeared before the Senate on Friday to explain the efforts by the Nigeria Police Force to address the killings by herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country. The Senate had summoned the police boss over his alleged non-compliance with a resolution...... more

Herdsmen killings: Stop calling Buhari a murderer Presidency warns

Herdsmen killings: Stop calling Buhari a murderer Presidency warns The Presidency said on Friday that it was “grossly” disrespectful and unfair to refer to President Muhammadu Buhari as a murderer over the killings by suspected herdsmen in Benue and other parts of the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, while briefing State...... more

Buhari names Ebonyi federal varsity after Ekwueme

Buhari names Ebonyi federal varsity after Ekwueme President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday renamed the Federal University, Ndufu-Ikwo, Ebonyi State the Alex Ekwueme Federal University. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo announced this during the burial of the late former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, at St John, The Divine Church, Oko, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. He...... more

Ekwueme buried in Anambra

Ekwueme buried in Anambra Anambra State stood still on Friday as Alex Ekwueme, Nigeria’s former Vice President was laid to rest in Oko, his home town. The burial had in attendance the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as well as Goodluck Jonathan, former President of Nigeria. Top government officials, close friends and family members gathered...... more

Nigeria has no regrets fighting apartheid in South Africa – Buhari

Nigeria has no regrets fighting apartheid in South Africa – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said Nigeria had no regret fighting the scourge of apartheid in South Africa until full democratic system was established in the country.   The President stated this when he received the outgoing South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Lulu Mnguni, at the State House, Abuja....... more

Herdsmen attacks a ploy for ethnic cleansing, Afenifere alleges

Herdsmen attacks a ploy for ethnic cleansing, Afenifere alleges • Demands resignation of defence minister Dan Ali The wave of killings by herdsmen across the country amounts to ethnic cleansing by the minority Fulani group,  pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, said yesterday. It regretted that “the killings and arson attacks now wear the garb of state-approved expeditions, given the loud silence...... more

 

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