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APC, PDP taken over by impunity – Gemade

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A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Barnabas Gemade, lambasted the PDP and the All Progressives Congress, noting that both parties had been taken over by impunity and it was necessary for him to leave. Gemade, who stated this on Tuesday, said that the same reasons that made him leave the PDP […]

I’ll turn around Nigeria’s economy in two years –David Mark

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A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator David Mark,  has promised to turn around the economy of the country within two years if elected President of Nigeria in the 2019 general elections. Mark, a former Senate President, made the promise on Tuesday at the PDP secretariat in Lokoja while on […]

Buhari to Osun: vote APC to shut out corrupt leaders

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged Osun State residents to save the state from returning to the “dark days”. Leading top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a mega rally for the party’s candidate in Saturday’s governorship election, Gboyega Isiaka Oyetola, the President urged the residents to renew the party’s mandate in the state. […]

Farmer jailed for stealing 13 crates of eggs

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A 28-year-old farmer, Amisu Bello, is to serve six months in prison after a Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger, convicted him of stealing 13 crates of egg. Bello was docked alongside one Shefiu Yahaya on a two-count charge of theft and receiving stolen property, contrary to Sections 288 and 317 of the Penal Code Law. […]

APC can’t protect Benue’s interest – Ortom

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday, said he left the ruling All Progressives Congress because the party failed to arrest leaders of Miyeitti Allah Kautal Hore. The governor said the ruling  party could not protect the interest of the people of Benue State A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Information […]

Osun election: NYSC warns politicians against attacking corps members

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The National Youth Service Corps has warned politicians and their supporters against attacking corps members that will be used for the September 22 governorship election in Osun State. The Coordinator of the NYSC in Osun State, Mr Emmanuel Attah, gave this warning in Ede on Monday at the closing ceremony of the orientation course for […]

2019: Saraki, Ribadu, Bafarawa disagree over Buhari

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The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki; a former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa and an ex-Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu,  on Monday, differed on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari. Ribadu, in an interview with journalists in Abuja, said he would not contest against Buhari […]

Saraki, urges Nigerians to vote for visionary leaders

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The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday urged Nigerians to vote leaders not according to sentiments, but capacity and vision to bring about change. Saraki, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, made the statement in Lagos while addressing party members at the party secretariat. The visit to the party secretariat was in continuation […]

President Buhari condemns killing of aid worker

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President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of an aid worker who was kidnapped about six months ago in Rann, Borno State, by members of the boko haram terrorists group. The aid worker, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, was said to have been kidnapped at the Rann camp for internally displaced persons. In a statement he […]

EFCC denies freezing the Adelekes’ accounts

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday denied freezing the accounts of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Sen. Ademola Adeleke and any member of his family. The agency, in a statement by its Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, warned against being drawn into partisan politics. The statement said: […]