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Govs close to Dogara blocking me from meeting Buhari –Jibrin

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A former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Sunday said two state governors and three former members of the House of Representatives were blocking him from meeting President Muhammadu Buhari. He added that the action was part of a perfected plot to provide a soft landing for Dogara. Jibrin did not name […]

Jonathan arrives Zambia as leader of AU election monitoring group

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday touched down in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, where he will lead a team of observers from the African Union. Mr. Jonathan immediately convened a press conference to introduce his team to local authorities, as well as other international agencies on ground for the poll which is slated for […]

Amaechi and I desire peace in Rivers – Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers said on Friday that he has no personal problem with his predecessor, Mr Chibuike Amaechi. Wike, who disclosed this at the 12 All Nigeria Editors Conference holding in Port Harcourt, insisted they want peace for the state. The governor explained that he and the Minister of Transportation differed politically because they belonged […]

PDP leaders rush to pay homage to Obasanjo

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Leaders of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party rushed to pay homage to former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abuja on Friday. The former President was at Yar’Adua Centre to attend a programme on Agriculture while the PDP leaders were also at the same premises to attend the inauguration of the party’s national convention. […]

B’Haram: EU provides additional €12.5m aid

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The European Commission has announced an additional €12.5m in humanitarian aid to support people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon as they face a deteriorating humanitarian crisis. The commission said the emergency assistance would help vulnerable populations in the Lake Chad region, noting that €9m will be provided to support […]

Nigerians condemn FG for dollar subsidy to Hajj pilgrims

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Many Nigerians have condemned the Federal Government for selling forex exchange to Hajj pilgrims at a subsidised rate of N197 to the dollar. The Central Bank of Nigeria had released a circular stating that forex would be made available to the pilgrims at the rate. However, several criticisms have trailed the announcement. Nigerians said it […]

WAEC releases best results in 10 years

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The West African Examination Council on Friday released the results of the 2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, which turned out to be the best in ten years, as more than half of the candidates who sat for the exam passed. Announcing the 2016 results at the national office of the Council on Friday, […]

It’s difficult to fulfill all my electoral promises, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that it is difficult to fulfill all his electoral promises. He said the task before him was not an easy one. The President, however, said that he would work hard with his team to bequeath to the country a new orientation in leadership that would be service-driven. Buhari, who spoke […]

PDP chairmanship: Dokpesi rejects zoning, George picks form

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There are indications that fresh crisis is brewing in the Peoples Democratic Party over the zoning of its national  chairmanship position to the South-West. Already, one of the serious contenders for the position from the South-South, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi, has rejected the zoning arrangement and has picked the form to contest the office of the […]

Confusion as Obasanjo is sighted at PDP event venue

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There was a mild drama on Friday at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, the venue of the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party national convention committee, as former President Olusegun Obasanjo was sighted on the premises. The former President was at centre to attend a programme on Agriculture while the PDP leaders were also at […]