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Buhari’s anti-corruption war targeted at us, says PDP


The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that the anti-graft war of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is targeting its members. It, therefore, said that the government at the centre must do everything to convince Nigerians that the war against sleaze was not aimed at weakening ...

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Egypt attempts to boost election turnout with a half-day off


Cairo – Egyptian authorities have granted government workers a half-day off in an attempt to bolster low turnout in the country’s parliamentary election. The Cabinet decree, reported in the state-owned daily Al-Ahram on Monday, reflected deep concern over the turnout in the first legislative election since Egypt’s last parliament was ...

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Zambian leader seeks God’s help to halt currency freefall


Lusaka – Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu prayed to God to “heal” his country’s ailing currency on Sunday, with bars shut and football matches cancelled on a national day of prayer to end a record slump. Lungu ordered the prayer session last month after the kwacha fell 45% against the dollar ...

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We will never support PDP again – Igbo Forum


A South-East socio-political organization, Njiko Igbo Forum, has described the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leaders as cowards and bunch of ingrates. Reacting to PDP’s zoning of its 2019 presidential ticket to the North, the Forum said it was a height of ingratitude to deny the South-East the presidential ticket despite ...

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Women Must Not Succumb To Blackmail, Intimidation – Ogbeide


Mrs Itohan Osahon Ogbeide, is the Executive Chairman of Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State and the state Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON. The grassroots politician and mobiliser speaks with Leadership Friday on her political sojourn and why women should not be blackmailed ...

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Amaechi To Be Screened On Tuesday – Senate


After days of waiting, the Senate yesterday confirmed that the screening of the former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi as a ministerial nominee from the state, will be done next Tuesday. This is even as one of the remaining 18 ministerial nominees to be screened by the Senate, Ms ...

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Senate confirms Fashola, Fayemi, Mohammed, 15 others as ministers


The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola; his Ekiti State counterpart, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and 15 others as ministers of the federal republic. Also confirmed as ministers are – Dr. Chris Ngige, the Group ...

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Who’s who on Buhari’s ministerial final list


With the final list of his ministerial nominees sent to the Senate for screening and approval, the stage is set for President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the implementation of policies and programmes. Group Political Editor OLADESU EMMANUEL profiles some of the nominees. LESS than ...

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Saraki unveils 16 would-be ministers


For over five hours yesterday, 10 would-be ministers took turns before the Senate, answering questions on their plans for the country, if confirmed. They were the first set of ministerial nominees to be screened. They are on the first list of 21 nominees sent to Senate President Bukola Saraki on ...

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Wednesday’s ministerial screening highlights


The screening of ministerial nominees into the Federal Executive Council enters day two on Wednesday. The Senate on Tuesday screened 10 ministerial nominees, including a former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Danbazzau, Chief Audu Ogbeh and the National ...

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We’ll Conduct Polls That Opposition Can Win – Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will ensure that the country’s electoral system guarantees free and fair elections that the opposition could win if voted for by Nigerians. He stated this yesterday when he received the report of the European Union Observer Mission to the ...

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Govs Move To Access $500m World Bank Funds


Governors of the 36 states of the federation yesterday sought ways of accessing $500 million from the World Bank to fast-track development activities in their various domains. Also, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Ibe Kachukwu, briefed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on the ...

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Uganda police strip female opposition leader naked while arresting her


Uganda Police commander Kale Kayihura reportedly stripped a leading female opposition party leader naked publicly while arresting her Saturday afternoon. Zaina Fatuma, a member of the Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) National Executive Committee, was stripped and manhandled while being arrested by police at Kanyaryeru in Kiruhura. The police had ...

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Buhari must constitute his economic team urgently – Murray-Bruce


The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has called on the President, Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to immediately constitute its economic team, in view of the state of Nigeria’s economy. In the latest of his usual series of tweets on governance, the media enterpreneur ...

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