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FRESH: Atiku dumps APC, takes swipe at Buhari’s gov’t [READ FULL STATEMENT]

A former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday morning announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku, who was silent on his next political move, said he took the decision after consulting “God, his family members and ...

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ALLOCATION: States pull out of meeting with FG over ‘discrepancies’ in federation account

The 36 states of the federation on Thursday failed to hold the monthly federal account allocation committee (FAAC) meeting due to alleged discrepancies in federation account figures presented by the federal government. Mahmoud Yunusa, chairman, forum of finance commissioners, said ...

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Dambazau, Oyo-Ita, Malami appear before house of reps committee

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior; Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation on Thursday appeared before the house of representatives. The top government officials were invited to the green chamber ...

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My priority is to ensure that PDP regains the presidency in 2019

Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said he will not rest until the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) returns to presidency in 2019. He maintained that he takes responsibility for the defeat of the PDP in the 2015 general ...

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ILLEGAL MINING: FEC approves purchase of 50 vehicles to check menace

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday in Abuja approved N987 million for the procurement of 50 vehicles for Special Mines Surveillance Task Force to check illegal mining activities across the country. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode ...

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Senate suspends debate on 2018 budget, Reps to begin consideration Nov. 28

The Senate on Tuesday announced the postponement of debate on the 2018 budget submitted to the joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari about 2 weeks ago. Senate President and leader of the National Assembly, Bukola Saraki, ...

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Dokpesi explains why he wants to be national chairman of PDP

Chief Raymond Dokpesi, an aspirant for the National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he consulted widely with stakeholders, including party leaders and members before entering the contest. He said that it was the positive responses he got ...

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PDP candidate, Obaze rejects Obiano’s victory

Oseloka Obaze, Anambra, Willie Obiano, PDP, APC, APGA

The candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the just concluded Anambra governorship election, Oseloka Obaze, has rejected the result of Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra. Mr. Obaze, issued a statement to that effect on Sunday, when he said the ...

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FRESH: Obiano wins Anambra guber election

Incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Willie Obiano, has won the Anambra governorship election. Mr. Obiano won in all the 21 local government areas of the state with a total of about 234,071 votes. He ...

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Anambra election described as one of the worst since 1999

The Saturday election held in Anambra state has been adjudged “one of the worst” governorship election conducted in the country since the return of democracy in 1999. Clement Nwankwo, executive director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), said this during ...

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