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Cleric Urges President Buhari To Reintroduce WAI


The Archbishop of the Jos Ecclesiastical province and Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Emmanuel Kana Mani, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reintroduce the War Against Indiscipline (WAI), which was popular during his rule as military head of state between 1983 and 1985. In a statement ...

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APC: Many of Nigeria’s budgets end up in private pockets


The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said that a huge chunk of billions of Naira budgeted annually for Nigeria’s economy ends up in private pockets. The party made this disclosure while hailing the Nigerian workers and the Civil Society for standing up firmly against corruption, calling their open demonstration of ...

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PDP would have won if I wasn’t removed, says Tukur


A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, said on Thursday that if he was not forced out of office, his party would have won the 2015 general elections. Tukur, who spoke with journalists at his residence in Abuja as one of the activities to mark ...

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Buhari fires FCT revenue service chairman, others


President Muhammadu Buhari has fired the Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service. He has also approved the sacking of the Chairmen, Secondary Education and Universal Basic Education Boards with immediate effect. This was contained in a letter with reference No. SGF.19/S.81/T1/97, sent to the FCT Permanent Secretary, ...

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Fighting terrorism, oil theft not easy – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has said that it is not easy for his administration to fight terrorism, oil theft and corruption at the same time. But he said in spite of the difficulties being faced in fighting these scourge, his administration would not relent in eliminating the vices from the nation’s ...

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Govs reject death penalty for looters


MANY governors, who spoke with The PUNCH, on Thursday, out rightly rejected the suggestion that looters of the nation’s resources be sentenced to death. Organised labour- the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress-at the beginning of the week said looters should be given the death sentence in order ...

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Is Ekweremadu truly representing Ndigbo?


The highest appointment of an opposition party candidate in the Senate was the Minority Leader as enshrined in National Assembly rules during the Peoples Democratic Party’s 16-year reign. The Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, should have contested for the Senate presidency to convince Nigerians he is representing Ndigbo’s interest in ...

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DSS screens Buhari’s ministerial nominees


The Department of State Services has commenced the screening of ministerial nominees sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari, The PUNCH has learnt on Wednesday. It was gathered that no fewer than 20 nominees had been vetted by the DSS operatives since the exercise started. The President was said to ...

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Tinubu, Akande meet Buhari after Obasanjo’s visit


The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and a former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, held a secret meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday. The visit came less than 24 hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo met with Buhari. ...

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Nigeria moving towards dictatorship under Buhari – PDP govs


Governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party have warned that Nigeria was sliding into dictatorship under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. The governors, under the aegis of the PDP Governors’ Forum, made this known after rising from a two-hour meeting of the forum held in the ...

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Buhari finally opens up: “Why I appointed more Northerners”

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President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on his appointments, which many Nigerians have described as “lopsided”. Buhari in an interview with BBC Hausa on Tuesday said the Constitution allowed him full control over the choice of his closest officials. The president assured that he was not ignoring some section ...

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Oshiomole sacks four Commissioners


The governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has sacked four commissioners in the State Executive Council. Those affected in the exercisE, which, according to reports, is in line with government’s commitment to strengthen the system towards optimal performance are; Chief Lucky James, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, ...

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