Category Archives: Local News

PDP crisis: Makarfi, Sheriff refuse to shift ground

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The war of attrition between the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led group shows little sign of abating. Findings by The news, in Abuja, on Sunday indicated that none of the two sides appeared willing to nominate members to serve on the Peace Committee. The Inspector-General […]

Edo APC plans reconciliation as aspirants protest Obaseki’s victory

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The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has begun moves to reconcile all aggrieved aspirants and political groups in Saturday’s governorship primary. This move came after the Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, was declared the winner of the party primary by the Chairman of the APC […]

Buhari returns, challenges journalist to wrestling contest

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday returned to Nigeria after spending 14 days in London, United Kingdom. In a short interaction at the airport, Buhari challenged one of the State House correspondents, who asked him about his state of health, to a wrestling contest. “You know I am taller than you. Do you want to wrestle […]

Senate passes law on made-in-Nigeria products

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The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to re-enact the Public Procurement Act, 2007. The law will, among other things, make it mandatory for government at all levels to give priority to locally-manufactured products in all their procurement. The decision of the federal lawmakers followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on […]

Masari to chair Edo APC governorship primary

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The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has inaugurated a national committee for the conduct of Saturday’s governorship primary of the party. According to a statement by the state Publicity Secretary of the APC, Godwin Erhahon, the committee, which was inaugurated in Abuja by the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on […]

Ekiti should go back to agriculture – Gov aspirant

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A former National President, Ekiti State University Alumni Association, Kole Ajayi, has urged Governor Ayodele Fayose to invest in large-scale farming in order to complement the state’s dwindling allocations from the Federal Government. Ajayi, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, said the people of the state needed to go back to farming to […]

Reps disagree over choice of cars at executive session

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The sharp drop in Federal Government’s revenue from crude oil sales has heightened fears among member of the House of Representatives over likely cuts in the N115bn budget of the National Assembly for this year. Findings showed that the capital projects of the House for 2016, including a proposal to buy luxury cars worth over […]

Buhari’s military mentality affecting performance – Balarabe

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A former Governor of the old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, says Buhari’s military background in addressing ethnic agitations in the country was affecting his performance. Balarabe said the Buhari-led Federal Government had not shown seriousness in using dialogue to resolve agitations from different geopolitical zones of the country. Speaking in an interview with our […]

EFCC arrests ex-Customs boss, Dikko, for N40bn fraud

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A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for allegedly diverting N40bn from the coffers of the NCS. Dikko, it was learnt, had been on the radar of the EFCC for several months but his whereabouts had remained unknown. However, the former […]

ISIS develops app to recruit children, says FG

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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has developed and launched a new mobile application aimed at recruiting and indoctrinating children for the purpose of furthering its Jihad course. A statement issued by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in Abuja on Thursday said the mobile application, tagged ‘Huroof’ (Arabic alphabets or […]