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No section of the country’ll be marginalised –Buhari

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PRESIDENT Muham­madu Buhari has assured Nigerians that under his watch, no section of the country would be discrim­inated against or margin­alised. Buhari said issues and situations would be con­sidered objectively and no action would be taken for or against any section of the country on the basis of prejudice. He ...

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Libya’s unity government suffers blow as four ministers resign

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 23, 2016 shows a handout picture released on June 23, 2016 by the official Facebook page of the media centre of the Council of Ministers of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libyan Prime Minister of the UN-backed unity government Fayez al-Sarraj (C) holding the his first cabinet meeting, attended by 17 cabinet members in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
On March 30, Libya's prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj sailed into Tripoli under naval escort and set up the headquarters of his country's unity government. After three months in office, how has the Government of National Accord fared in tackling Libya's long list of crises?


The UN-backed government installed in March is still struggling to secure a vote of confidence from existing bodies. Hopes for the success of Libya’s unity government were dealt a blow on Thursday with the resignation of four cabinet ministers. Finance Minister Fakhir Muftah Bouferna, Justice Minister Jumaa al-Dersi, National Reconciliation ...

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Alleged forgery: Resign, SGF tells Saraki, Ekweremadu


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, David Babachir Lawal, has thrown himself into the fray in respect of alleged forgery trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, asking the principal officers of the Senate to resign their positions. The Senate, in a swift reaction ...

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Iduoriyekemwen wins pro-Sheriff Edo PDP guber primary


A former member of the Edo ‎State House of Assembly, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, has won the Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial primary organised by the Ali-Modu Sheriff faction of the party at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin. Iduoriyekemwen, who represented Edo in the Niger Delta Development Commission, and a member representing ...

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Ekiti lawmakers back Fayose, move sitting to highway


Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Wednesday held their plenary on a major roundabout in Okesa to protest what they said was a witch-hunt against Governor Ayodele Fayose by the Federal Government. The legislators conducted their business under a canopy while the area was cordoned off by ...

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Court sacks Modu Sheriff as PDP chairman

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A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on Wednesday sacked Ali Modu Sheriff as Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party. Justice Valentine Ashi ‎held that Sheriff’s ascension to office was unlawful as it was based on amended provision of the PDP ‎Constitution said to be illegally introduced ...

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Nigeria’s sovereignty is negotiable, says Soyinka


Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lent his voice to the growing calls for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation, saying the sovereignty of the nation is negotiable. Speaking during a visit to PUNCH Place, the corporate headquarters of PUNCH Nigeria Limited, Kilometre 14, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, on Tuesday, ...

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Alleged cabal in the presidency: Femi Adesina replies Saraki


The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, today released a statement where he alleged that there is now a government within the government of President Buhari who have seized the apparatus of Executive powers to pursue their nefarious agenda. Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has now released a statement ...

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‘There’s now a govt within Buhari’s govt who’ve seized the apparatus of executive powers to pursue their nefarious agenda’ – Saraki


Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, were today arraigned before an Abuja High Court over their alleged complicity in forgery of the Senate Standing Rules. The two lawmakers who took turns and pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against them by the federal government, ...

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Photos: Ekiti state residents stage anti-Buhari protest


Residents of Ekiti state this morning staged an anti-Buhari protest in the state capital, Ado Ekiti. The protesters carried placards with various anti-Buhari inscriptions. Some of them carried placards calling for the investigation of the former governor of the state now Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi. See more photos ...

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SEE PHOTOS:Manny Pacquiao elected into Philippines senate


WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, 37, who retired from boxing to join politics won big when he got elected into the Philippines’ senate on Thursday. He was declared among 12 new members of the upper house of Congress by the Philippine’s elections commission. Last week, voters cast their ballots ...

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Why Dasuki won’t be released – FG

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The Federal Government on Thursday said the embattled former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) was still being held in custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, because he poses great threat to national security. Federal Government’s lawyer, T.D. Kabiru made the explanation while arguing against the ...

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Buhari’s foreign trips will boost Nigeria’s image — Minister


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Jeffrey Onyeama, on Thursday explained the rationale behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips abroad. Speaking at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, in Lagos, the Minister described Buhari as a change patriarch who is committed to strengthening Nigeria’s goodwill abroad. He said, “The ...

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