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11 APC governors receive Matawalle
June 30, 2021 1740 731

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took to the streets in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital to witness Governor Bello Matawalle’s defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   The roads leading to Gusa... Read more

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Akeredolu, Ondo PDP trade words over workers’ salaries
June 29, 2021 2825 1539

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to desist from blackmailing the government, insisting that welfare of the workers in the state is non-negotiable and paramount to the administration. Akeredo... Read more

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On Security we cannot afford to fail, says Akeredolu
June 29, 2021 2513 1365

Five days after its creation, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami declared the Southwest security organisation Amotekun an illegal entity.   Some had thought that because he had a second term elec... Read more

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Lagos Assembly asks Sanwo-Olu to rein in excesses of LGs
June 29, 2021 2271 1246

Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, said it would no longer close its eyes to the excesses of local councils and local council development areas (LCDAs) that are involved in extortion and harassment of operators of courier and logistics serv... Read more

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PDP fumes over another governor’s defection to APC
June 29, 2021 1996 993

The Peoples Democratic Party has protested against the decision of Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC). It warned that the law only allows defection in a situation of crisis in the party the def... Read more

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Nation’s woes traumatising, Jonathan admits
June 28, 2021 2513 1370

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said the rising insecurity, poor economy and other vices bedevilling the nation were worsening mental health, as most Nigerians have become traumatised by happenings in the country.   Jonathan, who spo... Read more

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Why IPOB, MASSOB, others should participate in voter registration ahead 2023, by Ohanaeze
June 28, 2021 2206 1194

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has urged the Igbo, including members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), to participate fully in the voter registration exercise to ... Read more

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Uba, Ozigbo to challenge Soludo in Anambra guber poll
June 28, 2021 1904 893

It was a weekend of suspense in Anambra State when leading opposition parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted primaries to pick candidates that will square up to the ruling party’s All Progressiv... Read more

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How Gombe stakeholders turned down Goje’s retirement from active politics
June 28, 2021 1742 768

Front line stakeholders in Gombe State including lawmakers, traditional rulers, religious leaders and top politicians on Saturday turned down the decision of Senator Mohammad Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe Central) not to contest for elective position i... Read more

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PDP decries PLASIEC refusal to supervise its primary
June 27, 2021 2433 1336

The Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee in Plateau State, Patrick Ogbu, has frowned at the refusal of Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) to supervise its primaries.  Addressing journalists ... Read more

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Controversy, apathy as Lagos, Ogun go to council polls
June 27, 2021 2160 1119

Less than a month to the July 24, 2021 local council elections in Lagos State, electorate are worried that the process leading to the polls may not provide them with the opportunity to elect quality representatives other than those presented by th... Read more

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Two years on; ‘Seyi Makinde… Between the end and the means’
June 27, 2021 1939 1014

For Oluwaseyi Abiodun Makinde, his pedigree spoke volumes about his message.But for the arrival of this engineer on the governorship stage, Oyo State was already going to the dogs. Blind sentiment, cronyism, nepotism, greed, and culture of indole... Read more

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How INEC can step up online voter registration
June 27, 2021 1829 943

As speculations begin permutations and plots ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is also not resting on its oars, as it is working to validate its national register, include more eligible voter... Read more

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Why Anambra people should support Soludo, by Udeogaranya
June 26, 2021 2552 1016

  Former presidential aspirant, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, has described Prof. Charles Soludo, who emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the November 6, 2021, governorship election in Anambra St... Read more

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Anambra 2021; 30 aspirants battle for PDP, APC tickets today
June 26, 2021 2170 1158

No fewer than 30 aspirants are expected to participate in today’s primaries of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) where the sole candidate of both parties for the November 6, 2021, governor... Read more

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Buhari extends tenure of Buni-led APC caretaker committee
June 26, 2021 1874 821

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by another six months. The decision was taken at a closed-door meeting between President Buha... Read more

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Ozigbo urges synergy against APGA as PDP holds primary tomorrow
June 25, 2021 2504 1385

Barring last minute changes, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State will hold its governorship primaries on Saturday, June 26, 2021, to elect the candidate for the November 6 election.   This is as Valentine Ozigbo, at his late... Read more

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INEC recognises Oye faction as Soludo seeks unity
June 25, 2021 2428 1310

Amid the raging leadership crisis rocking the Anambra State Chapter of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has thrown its weight behind Victor Oye-led faction of the party. The Oye-led fact... Read more

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Nigeria poor, option is borrow, says Lawan
June 25, 2021 2161 1141

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, yesterday, said Nigeria is a poor nation that has no option but borrow to fund infrastructure development. He disclosed this when he visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he met President Muhammadu Buh... Read more

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476 online platforms devoted to bring down APC, says Mohammed
June 25, 2021 2014 1008

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, yesterday, said Federal Government had identified about 476 online platforms devoted to bringing down the All Progressives Congress (APC). The minister said this in Lagos at a meeting by... Read more

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Senior journalists, Reps kick against moves to gag the press
June 24, 2021 2518 1350

THE Presidency has denied having hands in the anti-media bills before the National Assembly, which some senior journalists and members of the House of Representatives kicked against, Wednesday. One of the bills is the Nigeria Press Council, NPC, ... Read more

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Diri urges FG to implement $951 million court judgment
June 24, 2021 2205 1165

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has appealed to the Federal Government to implement Monday’s Federal High Court judgment ordering the payment of $951 million as a shortfall in oil derivation revenue due to the state. Diri made the ... Read more

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Adamawa Assembly grants financial autonomy to auditors-general
June 24, 2021 1967 873

Adamawa State House of Assembly has passed four bills to grant financial autonomy to the auditors-general of the state and local councils.   Passage of the four bills followed motions at plenary on Tuesday by the majority and minority leade... Read more

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Presidency distances self from media proposed bills amendment, says Malami studying ruling on Twitter ban
June 24, 2021 1796 796

The Presidency, yesterday, warned against being dragged into the war of attrition greeting the move by the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Acts. It spoke following the condemn... Read more

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Governor Sanwo-Olu at 56: A model for excellence in leadership
June 23, 2021 2501 1403

Come June 25, 2021, the Lagos “Point-Man” as fondly called by his youthful followers and admirers, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu would have spent fifty-six years out of his sojourn here on earth. He would also have spent seven hundred and... Read more

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