Buhari’s Neglect Of Confab Report Fuelling Biafran Protests – Okurounmu


The Chairman of the defunct Presidential Advisory Committee on the National Conference, Senator Femi Okurounmu, says the pro-Biafran agitations probably started due to the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to implement the resolutions of the National Conference. He told our correspondent during an interview on Wednesday that the conference endorsed fiscal autonomy and the devolution of powers from ...

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Corrupt Varsity Administrators Will Rot In Jail – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, warned university administrators that the Federal Government would no longer tolerate any form of corruption in the education sector, saying that anyone found wanting would be prosecuted. This comes as the Emir of Kano,  Muhammad Sanusi  II, attributed the current economic hardship in the country to the alleged misrule of past administrations, saying that the Federal ...

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Six Months After, Obasanjo Lauds Jonathan For Successful Handover To Buhari


Almost six months after the change of government, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has for the first time congratulated former President Goodluck Jonathan for successfully handing over to President Muhammadu Buhari and commended him for continuing to have faith in Nigeria. Obasanjo’s commendation was contained in his reply to President Jonathan’s earlier notification of his plans to establish a foundation following ...

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No Magic Can Give APC Victory In Bayelsa – Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor,  Henry Seriake Dickson, in the run up to the December 5 governorship  election in the state says he is presenting the state to the world in much better shape than he met it and is motivated to do even more. He spoke on this and other sundry issues following another leg his electioneering tour of the state. ...

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UNDEDSS To FG : Niger Delta Is No Conquered Territory


.Warns Against Rigging Bayelsa Governorship  Election By Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos A Niger Delta group, United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS) on Tuesday urged the federal government of Nigeria not to view the  Niger Delta region as  a  conquered territory. Speaking in light of the December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa, the group, rising from an emergency meeting that ...

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Tribunal: APC Blasts PDP, Kashamu Over Bribery Allegation


The All Progressives Congress in Ogun State took a swipe at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kasamu, over a petition by the duo alleging bribery of the judiciary by APC. The Publicity Secretary of APC in Ogun State, Sola Lawal, in a statement, described the statement made by the PDP as an assault ...

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We’re Not Aware Of Audu’s Death –INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it was yet to be formally informed of the death of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Abubakar Audu. The commission, which was locked in series of meetings in Abuja, some 24 hours after it declared the Kogi State governorship election inconclusive, said it was simply being proactive ...

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Dickson’s Ex-Aides Dump PDP For APC


Two ex-aides of Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson have defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress in the state. The defection took place on Saturday when the APC candidate in the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, took his campaign tour to the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area ahead of the December 5 governorship poll. The new defectors ...

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APC, PDP, Accept INEC’s Decision On Kogi Governorship Election


Sen. Dino Melaye said on Sunday in Lokoja that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had accepted the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the inconclusiveness of the Kogi Governorship election. Dino said this while addressing journalists shortly after the declaration of the results of the election by INEC. He said that in spite of the inconclusiveness of ...

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Rebranding PDP, Waste Of Time – Gulak


Former political Adviser to past President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, yesterday, lampooned the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on its rebranding move, saying the action was a waste of time. Gulak who expressed pessimism over the rebranding of the party ahead of 2019 following its defeat at the Presidential election after 16 years, stressed that lack of ...

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Why Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War May Fail – Civil Servants


A cross section of senior civil servants in the country say President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade may not yield any meaningful results unless the Federal Government addresses what they describe as the huge disparity in the salaries of civil servants. The civil servants were particular about the gap in the salaries of permanent secretaries and directors in the Federal Civil ...

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Why Obasanjo’s Third Term Bid Failed, By Jonathan


Nigeria’s immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan in Washington DC faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s claim that he did not actually push a third term bid. Instead, Jonathan said the former president agitated for a third term in office but failed to actualise it. Jonathan was a guest of the U.S National Democratic Institute (NDI) in the United States on Wednesday. ...

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‘I Didn’t Award $2 Billlion Arms Contracts’ Say Jonathan

Pr. Goodluck  Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan in far away Washington DC,USA on Thursday, dismissed allegation of his government’s involvement in arms deal in the range of $2billion. “I did not award any $2 billion contract for procurement of weapons,” Jonathan was quoted as saying in a report in an online medium, Premium Times. It was his first public statement on the probe ...

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How I Will Run My Ministry – Fayemi


Minister of Solid Minerals Development and immediate past Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, was in the state recently, the first time since his swearing-in as a member of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). He addressed some journalists at his Isan-Ekiti home on the expectations of Nigerians in the Buhari administrtaion, his ministry and other issues. You are a researcher, ...

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APC Absolves Self From Attempt On Ekweremadu


The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said it had no hand in an alleged assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja by Mr Timi Frank the Acting National Publicity Secretary of APC. The statement described the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) allegation that APC was behind the ...

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Embrace Change, Osinbajo Urges Kogi Electorate


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on the people of Kogi to embrace change by voting for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Nov. 21 governorship election. Osinbajo made the call on Wednesday in Lokoja at a rally organised by the party to persuade members and supporters to vote for the APC on Saturday. He said that it is ...

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Diezani Alison-Madueke’s Plea For Mercy

Diezani Alison-Madueke

Finally, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s Petroleum Resources minister until six months ago, seeks to be understood by Nigerians. The former highflying minister, one of the most influential in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, seems to be begging Nigerians for forgiveness, or at least for some slack in their criticism (or is it hatred of her guts?). Of course, Madueke did not ...

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South East Governors Convene Emergency Meeting Over Biafra Nov. 22


Governors of South East states will on Sunday convene an emergency meeting over increasing agitation for the cessation of the zone by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State said at the end of their meeting in Enugu on Tuesday that the forum needed to ensure lasting peace in the zone. Okorocha said the governors ...

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Our War Against Corruption Will Be Fought Within The Ambit Of The Law – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-assured that his administration will give full regard to due process and the rule of law in the prosecution of its war against corruption. The president gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja at an audience with a delegation from Foursquare Gospel Church, led by its General Overseer, Rev. Felix Meduoye. He restated his commitment to ...

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Bayelsa Poll: MPPP Candidate, Tari, Lampoons Dickson, Sylva

…Promises Real Change, Service Delivery By Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos The Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP) governorship candidate for the December 5, 2015 election in Bayelsa State, Ekubo Prince Tari, has lampooned Gov. Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Gov. Temipreye Sylva of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that they misuse their opportunities to govern the ...

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Palliative Not Solution To Nigeria’s Unemployment-Senator Wakili


Senator Ali Wakili is the Senator representing Bauchi South in the National Assembly. Wakili who is also the Se ate Committee Chairman on Piverty in this interview with Journalists in Bauchi including Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu, speaks on the N5,000 stipend to unemployed youths, poverty in the North East among others. Exerpts. What is your feelings about the new cabinet formed by ...

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Polls: Buhari Warns INEC, Police Not To Repeat Past Mistakes


President Mohammadu Buhari has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the Nigerian Police against giving in to undue pressure from some unscrupulous politicians to taint the integrity of elections. Buhari gave the warning while in a meeting with INEC officials and authorities of the Nigerian police. It will be recalled that opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, last week ...

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Adebanjo To Buhari :  Stop Accommodating Obasanjo


By Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos Elder statesman and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has faulted the incessant visits by former president Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential villa. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Adebanjo urged Buhari to stop accommodating the former president because he has nothing to offer in terms of advice and leadership. Adebanjo, who ...

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Dickson’s Kinsmen Vow To Vote For Sylva

By Igoniko Oduma, Yenagoa A curious twist in the run-up to the December 5 Bayelsa State governorship election played out on Saturday, November 14, 2015, as kinsmen of Governor Seriake Dickson pledged their support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Timipre Sylva. Elderly men, women, young boys and girls, came out in their large numbers to give a rousing ...

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Big Challenges Await New Ministers – Joe Igbokwe


Mr. Joe Igbokwe is an All Progressives Congress chieftain and APC Publicity Secretary in Lagos State for the past seven years. He spoke on renewed agitation for a sovereign state of Biafra and his activities at the Lagos Tincan Wharf as the chairman, Wharf Landing Fee among others There is a renewed agitation for a sovereign state of Biafra. What ...

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