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Buhari Vows To Expose How Elite Conspired To Ruin Nigeria


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigerians would soon see how some of the elite conspired to ruin the country. Speaking in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea yesterday at an interaction with members of the Nigerian community, the president emphasised that he would be relentless in pursuing all those who abused public ...

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Re-run Polls: NSCDC Deploys 2,000 In Rivers


The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 2,000 of its personnel to Rivers State for the March 19 re-run elections. The Commandant General of the Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, who gave approval for the deployment, said one Assistant Commandant General (ACG) and four Commandants were also deployed ...

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Buhari, a President without economic think tank


In this column in August last year, I had cause to ask how far President Buhari can go in managing a tough economy. There has been growing concerns about this government’s handling of the economy. At the moment, there seems to be no clear cut economic blueprint for which government ...

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Amaechi: I Gave Wike Contracts But He Failed To Execute Them


Rotimi Amaechi, former Rivers state governor and minister of transportation, says he has evidence to prove that Nyesom Wike, his successor, is corrupt. Speaking at an APC rally in Rumueme, Obio/Akpor local government area of the state, Amaechi alleged that Wike lacks the political will and capacity to govern the ...

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Update: PDP Wins All Seats in Akwa Ibom Election Re-Run


The Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] has won all the seats in the Akwa-Ibom State elections re-run conducted on Saturday, March 2, 2016. See photo for summary of results: UPDATE Meanwhile, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the rerun election for Oron/Udung Uko State constituency of Akwa Ibom state, ...

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Court orders DSS to release detained Ekiti lawmaker


Reprieve came the way of a member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Afolabi Akanni, yesterday as the Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, to immediately release the detained lawmaker, who was arrested last week by men of the security ...

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EFFC can probe anybody for corruption – Presidency


The Presidency has declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is free to investigate former President Goodluck Jonathan for corruption. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, noted that there was no secret pact between President Buhari and Jonathan to exclude the ex-President from ...

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FG apologizes over nationwide blackout


The federal government has apologised to Nigerians for the nationwide blackout. The FG claimed the situation was caused by gas failure as well as sabotage and vandalisation of power infrastructure. A statement issued in Abuja on Friday by Segun Adeyemi, special adviser to Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, ...

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FG to remove 11,000 additional ghost workers from payroll — Adeosun


The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun says the Federal Government was investigating additional 11,000 ghost workers on its payroll, stressing that the recent removal of 23,000 ghost workers from the federal civil service had reduced government’s monthly payroll by N2.29 billion. Disclosing this yesterday to State House correspondents after ...

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Dakuku Peterside appointed as DG NIMASA


The Federal Government on Thursday afternoon announced the appointment of Dr Dakuku Peterside as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The announcement was contained in a statement signed by Yetunde Sonaike, the Director, Public Relations, Ministry of Transportation in Abuja. Peterside, an APC governorship ...

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Good night for Trump, mixed bag for Clinton in US primaries

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Billionaire Donald Trump notched a pair of easy victories Tuesday in the Republican presidential nomination race, as Democrat Hillary Clinton suffered a surprise loss to Bernie Sanders in one of the two major states at stake. Trump shrugged off a barrage of negative advertising and intense efforts by the party ...

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Clinton faces down Sanders, blasts Trump’s ‘bluster’


With the Democratic presidential nomination in sight, Hillary Clinton late Sunday sought to repel sharp attacks from party rival Bernie Sanders, while training some fire on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. “Donald Trump’s bigotry, his bullying, his bluster are not going to wear well on the American people,” Clinton said in ...

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US Center Hails Goodluck Jonathan As Hero Of Democracy

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The Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in the United States (U.S.) has hailed former President Goodluck Jonathan as the leader that provided the best moments for democracy in Africa in 2015. In its “The Year in Review” report for 2015, the Centre highlighted Nigeria’s 2015 elections and praised Jonathan’s ...

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Trouble as Presidency Refuse to Retire 60 Year Old Perm Sec


Protests have erupted following the Presidency’s decision to extend the tenure of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Jamila Shu’ara, According to the Public Service Rules number 100238, Shu’ara should be retired on February 17 after attaining the age of 60. But the government insisted that she would ...

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