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Benue killings: Buhari, Ortom in closed door meeting


President Muhammadu Buhari and the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, are currently meeting inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governor reportedly arrived the Presidential Villa at 10:50am and was led straight to the President’s office. The two leaders are currently meeting for the first time since the recent killings ...

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2019: How APC will capture South-East, South-South – Oyegun


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has revealed how his party will take over the control of power in the south-east and south-south geo-political zones in 2019. Oyegun spoke yesterday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja while inaugurating a four-member strategic committee led ...

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Fayose became Governor by accident – Niyi Adebayo

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A former Governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, has stated that Ayodele Fayose became Governor again by accident. Otunba Adebayo said this yesterday in Abuja while fielding questions from journalists, after the inauguration of a four-member strategic committee. He led the committee to do a forensic analysis of the ...

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Minimum wage: Nigerian workers to smile soon – Ngige


Nigeria’s minister of Labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige says Nigerian workers would smile soon, when they begin to reap an enhanced minimum wage. Ngige who spoke with journalist in Awka said the National Tripartite Committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari has swung into action and would likely conclude ...

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Reno Omokri mocks FG over 8m blue collar jobs claim


Reno Omokri has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over its claims of creating eight million blue collar jobs. Minister of labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige earlier said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government had created over eight million jobs in less than three years. Ngige said ...

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God has asked me to run for Presidency — Bakare

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The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said God has told him not to end his political career as he had earlier contemplated. Specifically, Bakare, who contested as the vice-presidential candidate on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change in the 2011 presidential ...

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Dead men: ACF, Ezekwesili fault FG on board appointments

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The Arewa Consultative Forum on Sunday descended on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress government for including names of dead men on the list of Nigerians appointed into board of Federal Government agencies. The forum described the action as “embarrassing” and a monumental mistake. The National Publicity Secretary of ...

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Fayose to Osinbajo: I Like You Because You are a Pastor, Don’t Join the ‘Liars’ in Buhari’s Govt

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Fayose has accused the President Buhari-led administration of being untruthful with Nigerians over the current crisis rocking the oil sector. Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor, has criticised Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over his recent claim regarding fuel subsidy. On Tuesday, Osinbajo had said the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) bears the ...

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Fayose’s call for Buhari’s resignation, a joke – Oni

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A former governor of Ekiti State, Chief Segun Oni, has asked Nigerians to ignore the call by Governor Ayodele Fayose for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over the ongoing fuel scarcity crisis. He spoke at the end of the year party organised for the All Progressives Congress members in Ifaki Ekiti ...

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Zimbabwe ex-army chief who helped oust Mugabe sworn in as VP

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Zimbabwe’s former army commander who led a military takeover that helped end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule was Thursday sworn in as one of the country’s two vice presidents. General Constantino Chiwenga, 61, took the oath of office at the presidential office in Harare, pledging to “obey, uphold and defend the ...

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