Category Archives: Local News

Imo: Ekweremandu’s seat threatened – Okorocha

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Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has stated that with the emergence of Benjamin Uwajumogu in the last senatorial re-run election in the state, the seat of Chief Ike Ekweremadu’s as the Deputy Senate President was now threatened. A visibly elated Okorocha, took a swipe on Ekweremadu while speaking during a victory party for members […]

Slow and steady wins the race – Buhari replies critics

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President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to criticisms that his administration had been slow. Buhari, told a magazine, The Interview, that there was no wisdom in rushing things. He said: “There is still a lot of wisdom in the saying, ‘slow and steady wins the race “If they say we are slow, do they also say […]

Niger Delta Avengers blow up NNPC pipeline in Akwa-Ibom

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The Niger Delta Avengers on Monday claimed responsibility for the attack on a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation gas pipeline at Nsit-Ibom council area of Akwa Ibom State. In a statement the spokesperson for the group, Mudoch Agbinibo, said the facility was blown up at about 11:30pm on Sundaynight. The statement read, “11:30pm on Sunday, the […]

Lawyer urges Buhari to grant amnesty to Boko Haram members

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A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant amnesty to Boko Haram members in the wake of the defeat being inflicted on the insurgents by the Nigerian military. In a statement issued Sunday, Mr. Adegboruwa said one year after Mr. Buhari declared war on the group, it had become […]

Federal government to end HND, degree discrimination – Education Minister

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The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Saturday assured that the Federal Government was doing everything possible to put an end to the discrimination between Degree holders and their Higher National Diploma, HND, counterpart. Speaking during the 32nd combined convocation and diamond jubilee celebrations of Kaduna Polytechnic, he stated that, “the present administration is […]

I won’t quit as Saraki’s deputy, Ekweremadu tells APC

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The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said he will not resign from the office despite the insistence of the All Progressives Congress that he should be removed. Ekweremadu who spoke through his media aide, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, told journalist on Sunday that he had no reason to step aside as the Deputy Senate President […]

IBB overthrew me in 1985 because I wanted to probe him, others for corruption – Buhari

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Tolu Awe: President Muhammadu Buhari has finally revealed why he was overthrown as the military Head of State 31 years ago by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. Buhari said his government was toppled from office because he was planning to purge the military hierarchy of corruption. He said senior military leaders, led by former military president, General […]

PDP wins Kogi East Senatorial re-run election

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A former Chief of Air Staff, AVM Isaac Alfa of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was, yesterday, declared winner of the Kogi East Senatorial re-run election held on Saturday. He polled 57,575 votes to defeat five other candidates. PDP wins Kogi East Senatorial re-run election The All Progressives Congress, APC, did not participate in the election […]

Dogara forced me to insert N20billion into 2016 Budget – Jibrin

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Ousted chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has made more shocking revelations on how 10 standing committees secretly injected constituency projects worth N284 billion into the 2016 budget without the knowledge of the House. The embattled lawmaker also claimed that the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, allegedly convinced him to ship over […]

Hillary Clinton picks Sen Tim Kaine as running mate

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Hillary Clinton on Friday tapped Tim Kaine, a popular Spanish-speaking senator from the swing state of Virginia, to be her running mate in the White House showdown against Donald Trump. The pick comes three days before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where Clinton — and now Kaine — will be elevated […]