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Biafra: IPOB Threatens To Resume Protest Over Sick Kanu


*90 days in cell, Ohanaeze tells Buhari to release him to Igbo leaders *Agitation by MASSOB, IPOB misguided —Arch-Bishop Chukwuma The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has threatened to continue its protest in the South East and South South states of the federation if  by January 18, 2016, its leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu was not ...

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$2.1b Cash: Metuh In Fresh Trouble For Tearing Statement

Chief Olisa Metuh, PDP-PDP National Publicity Secretary

Lawyers said yesterday that the fact that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh tore his statement at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commisssion (EFCC) does not in any way stop him from prosecution. They said that the EFCC could still proceed with his prosecution for alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms scam. They include Professor of Law, Itsay ...

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Senate Will Conclude Constitution Amendment By June – Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki

The Senate on Wednesday began moves to conclude the amendment of the 4th Alteration Bill which was concluded by the 7th Assembly but was not assented to by President Good Luck Jonathan. The President of the Senate Bukola Saraki while inaugurating a 46-member committee in Abuja on Wednesday, charged the committee to conclude its work before the end of June. ...

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N6tn Budget Not On Reps’ Agenda As House Resumes

Yakubu Dogara

The 2016 budget is not on the agenda of the House of Representatives as lawmakers reconvene this week in Abuja from their Christmas and New Year break. The lawmakers will resume work on Tuesday (today), but contrary to expectations, the budget will not be on the table this week. Rather, other bills (excluding the Appropriation Bill) will take priority today, ...

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I Will Prosecute Treasury Looters-Ortom


Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, in this interview monitored on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), gives account of his administration in the last six months. He also speaks on the amnesty programme, the anti-graft battle and the disbursement of the bail out funds. Excerpts: IN the last six months, what are your achievements? I give glory to the ...

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Dickson Defeats Sylva, Secures Second Term


*I won’t celebrate my victory, says gov *Factors responsible for APC defeat At last, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, yesterday secured his second term in office. In the final results announced by the Returning Officer, Prof. Zana Chudi Akpogu, Dickson, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled a total of 134,998 votes to defeat ...

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Bayelsa: I Don’t Need Jonathan’s Wife To Win –Sylva

Timipre Sylva

*IG deploys 5000 policemen, DIG, AIG, 3 CPs for poll Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary election in Bayelsa State, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Chief Timipre Sylva, has told wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dame Patience, that he does not need her support to win. “As for the former first lady, I make bold to say that ...

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Daukigate: PDP Kicks As EFCC Arrests Metuh

Chief Olisa Metuh, PDP-PDP National Publicity Secretary

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, in connection with the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal. Four members of the anti-graft agency came to Metuh’s Abuja residence in a white unmarked Toyota Hiace bus and took him to the commission’s headquarters. Metuh arrived ...

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Buhari’s Anti-Graft War Is Sectional, Discriminatory, Says LP


The opposition Labour Party (LP) has upbraided President Muhammadu Buhari over the on-going war against corrupt practices in the polity. LP’s national chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, who spoke exclusively to The Guardian remarked that as far as he was concerned, the war against corrupt practices being waged by President Buhari was loopsided. Faulting claims by President Buhari that there were ...

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Dismiss MTN’s Suit Against NCC, Lawyer Tells Court


A Lagos lawyer, Mr Tope Alabi, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to dismiss MTN Nigeria’s suit against the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC. He said that the N1.04trillion fine imposed on MTN was in order, adding that the telecoms firm has no reasonable case against NCC. According to Alabi, granting MTN’s reliefs will result in “people breaking one ...

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Biafra: Niger Delta Didn’t Betray Ndigbo -MASSOB Leader


Kanu’s bail not at Buhari’s discretion – Group Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign States of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Solomon  Chukwu, has said that contrary to the widely held belief in the South East, the people of the Niger Delta area did not betray Ndigbo during the Nigerian Civil war. Chukwu in an interview with Vanguard, said; ...

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CNPP Backs Mbaka On Alleged Plot Against Buhari


Following claims by the Spiritual Director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, that there would be plots to assassinate President Muhammadu Buhari over his war on corruption, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has backed the cleric. The National Publicity Secretary of the CNPP, Osita Okechukwu, in a statement on Saturday, reacted to Mbaka’s prophecy, noting ...

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Open Letter To Buhari: Nigeria Under State- Sponsored Tyranny – Femi Fani-Kayode

Mr. President, as one of your most loyal and faithful subjects who has nothing but the utmost respect for your person and your office, I am constrained to write you this open letter. This is because there are issues I believe are important for you to clarify and to come clean on. I say this because some of your assertions ...

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Na’ Abba Warns Buhari: Beware Of Obasanjo’s Pieces Of Advice


At a point, he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Congress of Nigeria (ACN), then back to the PDP before finally dumping the PDP shortly before the general elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview, Na’Abba speaks on some national issues. Excerpts: What would you say the Buhari government has done differently from the ...

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You Are Responsible For Your Woes, APC Replies PDP


The All Progressives Congress (APC) said yesterday that the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), should blame itself for the current state it has found itself. The ruling party also described as childish and laughable the conspiracy theory being handled by the PDP over its misfortune. The party said members of the PDP who are genuinely inspired by ...

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We Can’t Allow Opposition Retain Key Committees -APC Rep


Hon. Bosun Oladele is a lawyer, who represents Olorunsogo, Oorelope and Irepo Federal Constituency of Oyo state at the Federal House of Representatives. In this interview in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the lawmaker, who was former Commissioner for Information in the state, spoke on sundry issues. As a first time legislator, how has it been in terms of experience ...

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Babatope: Buhari, APC Should Allow Democracy To Thrive


Chief Ebenezer Babatope is a former Minister of Transportation and member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) I want Nigerians to remain what they were in 2016. Nigerian people are very militant people, so they will not accept yes to be yes until that yes has been proved to be a conclusively yes. Nigerians ...

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We’re Not Part Of Corrupt Practices While In Power – PDP

Chief Olisa Metuh, PDP-PDP National Publicity Secretary

National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said, yesterday, that as a party, it was never part of any corrupt practices while in power for 16 years, just as it stressed that it was in support of President Muhammadu Buhari’s present anti-corruption war as part of moves to place Nigeria among  one of the tops in the world. BuhariChatThe ...

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None Of My Ministers Is Corrupt – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, made a robust defence of the integrity of all 36 ministers in his cabinet challenging anyone with a contrary view to present evidence against such a minister. Speaking in his first media chat, the president said the first gains of the war against corruption would become evident by the end of March, next year, even as ...

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Ribadu Won’t Join APC, Says PDP Scribe


The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party , Prof. Wale Oladipo, has said the visit of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, to former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, has no political undertone. Oladipo, who said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Osogbo on ...

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APC Slams Fayose For N250m Dubai Trip


*Send your evidence to EFCC, says govt The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has accused Governor Ayo Fayose of splashing N250 million on a private trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The party, which claimed that Fayose left Nigeria on Sunday, expressed shock that such a princely amount could be spent on a holiday at a time ...

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We’ll Work With Whoever Becomes Kogi Governor – Factional Speaker

Yahaya Bello

Kogi State House of Assembly’s factional Speaker, Godwin Osiyi, said the state legislators are ready to work with anybody who becomes the governor of the state. Osiyi, who stated this yesterday while speaking with newsmen at the NUJ press centre, said the impeachment of the embattled speaker, MomohJimoh Lawal, is an internal wrangling and not influenced by any ‘external’ forces ...

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Akande, Ribadu Hold Secret Meeting


Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande, reportedly held a closed meeting with the pioneer chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, in his country home in Ila- Orangun, Osun State. Informed sources who made this known to newsmen in Osogbo yesterday, could not ascertain what the meeting was all about ...

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Fayemi: Fayose Running Trial-And-Error Govt

Kayode Fayemi

*Minister exonerates Buhari from military probe *’Local govt election can’t stand’ President Muhammadu Buhari has no hand in the military enquiry into the alleged use of soldiers to manipulate the June 21, 2014, governorship election in Ekiti State, Minister of Solid Minerals Development Kayode Fayemi has said. The ex-governor said the decision to probe soldiers’ conduct was taken by the ...

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Vote For PDP, Dickson Tells Southern Ijaw Youths

Sylva and Dickson

Ahead of the January 9, 2016 rescheduled election, the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has urged the Southern Ijaw youths to mobilise their people and vote massively for the Peoples Democratic Party. The governor, in a statement on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, noted that the party had already won the election, in spite of the Independent ...

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