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Saraki, Lawan groups disagree on senate majority leader


Leaders of the All Progressives Congress again on Monday failed to broker truce between its two rival groups in the Senate. The latest peace effort was at the instance of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee. The meeting held at Odigie-Oyegun’s private residence in Asokoro, Abuja on Monday. Senate ...

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I inherited empty treasury, huge debts, says Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he inherited a country with virtually an empty treasury from former President Goodluck Jonathan. Buhari, who met with State House correspondents on Monday to mark his first day in the Aso Rock office, said his administration was being weighed down by debts running into ...

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Senators’ allowances nine times higher than basic pay



NIGERIANS that have expressed surprise that each senator receives N506,600 per annum as wardrobe allowance may be in for a shocker as the lawmakers receive far more allowances under different other categories. Investigation by our correspondent on Monday showed that senators’ allowances totalled N18,642,880 on annual basis. In all, the ...

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Finally, Buhari moves into Aso Rock presidential villa


President Muhmadu Buhari has finally moved into the Aso Rock presidential villa, Abuja. The president relocated to the sprawling property Sunday evening almost three weeks after his inauguration. A presidential aide had explained recently that Mr. Buhari could not move into his official residence because renovation works were still going ...

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SERIAKE DICKSON: PDP defectors are greedy


The Bayelsa State Governor, Chief Seriake Dickson, has lambasted some members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party that have defected to the All Progressives Congress, saying their actions are motivated by greed. The governor also carpeted a body known as the Bayelsa Peoples Consultative Assembly that accused his administration of ...

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Ekiti PDP accuses Fayemi of diverting N4bn


The Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State has alleged that the recent workers’ verification exercise in the state has revealed how over N4bn entitlements of workers were diverted to the All Progressives Congress. The party alleged that ghost workers detected during the exercise were among the approaches used to perpetrate ...

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ROTIMI AMAECHI: My probe by Wike a witch-hunt


THE immediate past governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, broke his silence on recent development in the state, including the move by his successor, Chief Nyesom Wike, to probe his administration. Amaechi in a statement signed by his media office in Port Harcourt on Sunday, described the Wike probe ...

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Transition committee advises Buhari to remove fuel subsidy


The transition committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after he was declared the winner of the March 28 presidential election advised him to end the fuel subsidy programme and privatise the nation’s four refineries. Senior sources in the All Progressives Congress, told Reuters of the recommendation on Sunday. ...

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They have hijacked our change, again


It may sound naïve, especially for a person who is obviously a partisan, but my concern and alarm have little to do with who won or lost in the National Assembly leadership elections palaver. Easy as this can be lost on the gladiators, we could be collectively sabotaging the poor ...

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Buhari appoints new Accountant General


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday made his first senior cadre appointment, naming Mohammed Dikwa as Nigeria’s new acting Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF). The appointment, which takes immediate effect from June 12, 2015, followed the retirement from service of Jonas Otunla. Until his appointment, Mr. Dikwa was the Director, Funds ...

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Joda Transition Committee Submits 800-Page Report to Buhari


The Ahmed Joda-led transition committee has submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Defence House, Abuja, urging Nigerians to be patient with the president to act on it. The report, an 800-page document, was submitted Friday. In preparation for a smooth hand over, the Federal Government had set ...

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Gbajabiamila Accepts Defeat, Pledges Loyalty To Speaker Dogara


The Former House of Representatives Minority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday promised to work with the new Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, to deliver on campaign promises. Mr. Gbajabiamila said this while addressing journalists in Abuja after an emergency meeting by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress. Mr. Gbajabiamila ...

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We’ll follow due process to punish Saraki, others –APC


The All Progressives Congress has said that whatever disciplinary action it will take against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and   its members for defying its directive on the election of the National Assembly leadership will follow due process. It said this just ...

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