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PDP chiefs meet as factional supporters clash at secretariat

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Supporters of the Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee and their counterparts from the Ali Modu Sheriff’s group on Thursday clashed at the party headquarters. Trouble began when the supporters of Sheriff, who was sacked as the party’s national chairman in Port Harcourt three weeks ago, attempted to dislodge the pro-Makarfi protesters from the main gate […]

CAN asks FG to stop proposed grazing reserves

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The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to stop the proposed grazing reserves across the country, saying it runs contrary to the collective interest of farmers. The position of CAN was contained in a communique issued in Abuja and obtained by The PUNCH on Thursday at the end of its two-day […]

Nine die in Lagos crash, mob burns truck

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Tragedy struck at the University of Lagos Waterfront end of the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos State, on Wednesday after a Mazda bus with number plate, AKD 292 XL, rammed into a stationary truck. No fewer than nine people, including the bus driver, reportedly died on the spot. Three other passengers, who sustained serious injuries, were […]

I Won’t Get Justice From Your Tribunal, Saraki Tells CCT Chair

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The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has expressed fear of not getting justice in his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) presided by the CCT chairman, Mr. Danladi Umar. Saraki expressed the fear following threat by the CCT chairman that the delay being allegedly employed in his trial on false asset declaration will […]

Sheriff ready to destroy PDP if not allowed as National Chairman – Yerima

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Embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff will destroy the party if he is not allowed as the National Chairman of the PDP, a former member of the House of Representatives, Dr Haruna Yerima has said. According to a report on Daily Trust, the former lawmaker warned that, “Sheriff will […]

Buhari, PDP lack solution to economic problems –SPN

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The Socialist Party of Nigeria has said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government and the Peoples Democratic Party lack the solution to the economic challenges confronting the country. The party said many Nigerians did not expect the present economic hardship under a government that one year ago rode into power on the promise of change. […]

Hounding opposition leaders won’t solve economic problems –Obanikoro

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A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has condemned the raid of his home by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday. The EFCC stormed the Ikoyi, Lagos home of Obanikoro and seized some vital documents, vehicles and other valuables. Obanikoro described the raid as illegal because the […]

Navy arrests more pipeline vandals in Delta

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The Navy on Wednesday arrested three more persons suspected to be pipeline vandals in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. The naval operatives, it was learnt, had earlier on Tuesday arrested four persons at Tebijoh community in the council. Findings on Wednesday evening, however, revealed that the security operatives had released some […]

Buhari extends stay in London till Sunday

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President Muhammadu Buhari will not return to Nigeria from London, where he is spending his 10-day medical vacation, until Sunday. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this to State House correspondents on Thursday shortly before the commencement of a meeting of the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari’s 10-day vacation expired on Wednesday. By […]

Buhari to arrive in Nigeria today after 10-day medical trip

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Barring any last minute changes in plan, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back in the country on Thursday (today) from London. Buhari had penultimate Monday commenced a 10-day holiday and proceeded to London on the same day. The Presidency had, in a statement, indicated that the President would during the visit to the United Kingdom, […]