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Ekiti PDP faction tackles Makinde for mocking Fayose
December 20, 2020 2821 1709

A FACTION of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, has chided the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, for mocking the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, with his trial by the Economic and Financial Crimes ... Read more

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Insecurity: APC apologises to parents, Kankara pupils
December 20, 2020 2480 1468

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has tendered apologies to parents and guardians of the 344 students that were recently abducted by gunmen at the Government Science Secondary School (GSSS) in Kankara, Katsina State.   APC’s ca... Read more

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Niger Delta needs new deal, has suffered a lot, says Buhari
December 19, 2020 3254 1921

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Niger Delta region needs a new deal, having suffered so much deprivation and neglect. The President disclosed that the Federal Government was repositioning the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)... Read more

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Kwara issues N180m cheques to 48 businesses looted during EndSARS protest
December 19, 2020 3071 1716

KWARA State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has presented cheques totalling N180.8 million to 48 business owners whose shops were looted during the October EndSARS protest in Ilorin, the state capital. The cheques in varying amounts are non-ref... Read more

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Amaechi, Aguma in supremacy battle as crisis in Rivers APC deepens
December 19, 2020 2578 1432

Concerns spread in Rivers State on Friday over fears that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was gradually recreating the 2019 scenario in which the party was barred from participating in the general elections in the state. It was observed that ... Read more

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Osun Assembly passes N109.8bn budget
December 19, 2020 2296 1097

THE House of Assembly, Osun State,  on Friday passed the  2021 budget presented  by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. Governor Oyetola had presented  a budget of N109.8bn named ‘Budget of Providence’ to the House on Nov... Read more

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Cracks widen in Kano PDP as Kwankwaso, Wali’s faction refuse to reconcile
December 18, 2020 3075 1631

The internal crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano is getting worse by the day, as two gladiators battle for the soul of the opposition party. Both factions are deploying every means possible, including legal instruments to clai... Read more

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Atiku begins campaign for 2023
December 18, 2020 2703 1406

Ahead of 2023 presidency, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has inaugurated his support groups across the 36 states of the federation. The Atiku Support Group was launched in Abuja with Alhaji Abubakar Kabir Babawo named as its Director Genera... Read more

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Senate sustains 2020 budget till March, passes 2021’s Monday
December 17, 2020 3406 1909

The Senate, yesterday, passed a bill extending the implementation of the capital component of the 2020 Appropriation Act to March next year.Sponsored by Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, the movie was in fulfillment of an earlier request by Preside... Read more

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Ex-President Jonathan’s next move amid North’s zoning gambit
December 17, 2020 3112 1671

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s recent tirade against the leadership of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came as a bad weather report for the 2023 presidential election.   Responding to a question on a televisio... Read more

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Time to restructure is now, says Tinubu
December 17, 2020 2829 1507

Part of me is looking around the room, still expecting somehow to see my brother, longtime friend, and faithful political ally Abiola come through the door and bring even more light to this gathering with his ebullient smile and welcoming personal... Read more

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Lagos PDP suspends three members over anti-party activities
December 17, 2020 2624 1324

The State Executive Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State Wednesday suspended three of its members for alleged anti-party activities. The party officers are the secretary, Mr Muiz Shodipe, publicity secretary Taofi... Read more

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Zulum meets Chad’s President over refugees
December 17, 2020 2514 1249

BORNO State Governor Babagana Zulum, alongside Nigerian ambassador to Chad, Zannah Umar Bukar Kolo, on Wednesday met President Idriss Debby of the Republic of Chad over repatriation of thousands of Nigerian refugees, majority from Borno, who in ba... Read more

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How peace can return to Ekiti APC, by Adeniyi
December 17, 2020 2325 1113

Those who parade themselves as elected executives were not elected. We are in court in respect of that. When we discovered that they were not elected, they tried to suspend some of us who went to court. We have resolved to go to court. As a lawyer... Read more

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I gave Sanusi the ‘Jonathan medicine’, says Ganduje
December 16, 2020 3226 1738

Former Emir of Kano Muhammad Lamido Sanusi, was removed from office to save the system and the traditional institution from abuse, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has explained. Ganduje said he had no choice but repeat dose given to Sanusi by for... Read more

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Biden joins battle for Senate as top Republican accepts win
December 16, 2020 2860 1487

President-elect Joe Biden threw his weight into the Democratic battle for control of the US Senate on Tuesday, as his White House win was finally acknowledged by top Republicans and holdout foreign leaders. Biden flew into Georgia — a south... Read more

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Tinubu’s loyalists inaugurate 2023 campaign movement in Ibadan
December 16, 2020 2667 1384

Former senators, political leaders and loyalists of former Lagos State Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday, stormed Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to launch a campaign movement, tagged: “The South West Agenda (SWAGA ‘23),” for ... Read more

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Senators threaten impeachment, budget delay to force security action
December 16, 2020 2505 1256

These came as Zamfara State closed boarding schools, northern elders, the Peoples Democratic Party, the Sultan of Sokoto, among others, raised the insecurity alarm to a higher pitch. At the Senate, there was palpable anger as senators took turns ... Read more

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Some pupils return from forest as ACF knocks Federal Government
December 16, 2020 2364 1195

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Tuesday knocked the Federal Government over insecurity in the country. Rising from its Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, it said the government was not taking proactive measures to address the situation. The ... Read more

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Former Kano Speaker plans to join PDP
December 16, 2020 2222 1107

Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Abdulaziz Gafasa, and two other principal officers of the house have resigned from their positions. The speaker has reportedly concluded plans to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the opposition... Read more

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Senators, Reps angry over Katsina pupils abduction
December 16, 2020 2172 1046

Senators and House of Representatives members on Tuesday expressed frustration over the rising spate of insecurity in the country. The Senate condemned the kidnap of over 300 boys from the Government Science School Kankara, Katsina State. It, ho... Read more

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As centralised policing fails, South-South leaders consider alternative models

As kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other social vices have continued to threaten communities and states in the South-South like Cross River, Rivers, Edo, Delta, Akwa Ibom, and Bayelsa are thinking of how to deal with the situation. The bor... Read more

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Endless instability at NDDC as commission gets sole administrator
December 15, 2020 2975 1555

Following sustained agitation and militancy in the Niger Delta region, which remained unabated even after the judicial murder of writer and environmental activist, Mr. Ken Saro-Wiwa in 1995 and after the inception of the current democratic dispens... Read more

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Despair as hoodlums sack security meeting in Kaduna
December 15, 2020 2737 1361

Hopelessness, yesterday, enveloped efforts at stopping bandits in the North as suspected thugs attacked and disrupted a security meeting at Arewa House in Kaduna, inflicting injuries on participants. The attackers, brandishing dangerous weapons, ... Read more

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Kano to build 5,000 houses for teachers
December 14, 2020 3620 1981

KANO State Government will build 5,000 houses for teachers in public primary and secondary schools, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said. He said the aim is to provide permanent accommodation for teachers and their families so that they do not bec... Read more

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