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AMAECHI: Jonathan fought me over N1.9tn subsidy funds

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Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has said his refusal to support ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s bid to secure the support of governors for an upward review of subsidy payments was one of the reasons why they fell apart. Amaechi also revealed that the former President asked him not to ...

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PDP: Buhari Trying To Impose Communist Regime In Nigeria

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People’s Democratic Party (PDP has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari-led government’s policy on the regulation of domiciliary accounts in the country. According to the party, the president’s action is a clear agenda of trying to illegally impose a communist economic regime on Nigerians. The PDP stressed that trade and import restrictions ...

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AMAECHI: Why Wike, Rivers PDP Are Painting Me As Corrupt

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Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has accused his successor, Nyesom Wike, of painting him bad in the eyes of people of the state due to the incumbent’s fear of his rising influence in the current All Progressives Congress-led federal government. Amaechi noted that since Wike and members of the ...

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Why I can’t pay workers’ salaries – Aregbesola

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, has once again blamed the failure of his administration to pay workers salaries as at when due on the drop in allocations to the state from the Federation Account. Aregbesola said this Friday night during a chat with newsmen on the sidelines of an ...

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Buhari, Gbajabiamila meet again

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A member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday met briefly with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It will be recalled that Gbajabiamila is at the centre of the leadership crisis rocking the House. He was the preferred choice of the leadership of the ...

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I didn’t accuse US of supporting B’Haram, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said there was no truth in claims in the local and international media that he accused or indicted the United States Government of helping the terrorist group, Boko Haram. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President ...

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PRESIDENCY: Why Buhari’ll probe only Jonathan’s govt

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The Presidency, yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari will limit his probe to the immediate past government of Dr Goodluck Jonathan. President Buhari had vowed, Wednesday, to arrest and prosecute former ministers and government officials who looted funds and stole Nigeria’s crude oil. Buhari, who said the suspected officials stashed the ...

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NNPC, engine room of corruption

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, described the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as the engine room of corruption, lamenting that none of the perpetrators of illegal deals in the corporation had so far been apprehended and brought to justice. He, therefore, challenged the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress to ...

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Buhari Set To Restore Order In Nigeria

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Mr Ken Dike, an APC Chieftain in South Africa, said on Thursday, July 23, that President Muhammadu Buhari would restore discipline in Nigeria. Dike, the Secretary of APC in Gauteng Province of South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg, that Buhari had on assumption of office ...

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Nobody is above the law, Osinbajo tells NURTW leaders

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday told the leadership of the National Union of Road Transport Workers that nobody would be treated as being above the law by the present administration. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Vice-President spoke while ...

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SANI: Ekweremadu’s removal will worsen N’Assembly crisis

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The senator representing Kaduna-Central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has said that the impeachment of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, will deepen the crisis rocking the National Assembly and impede the operations of the executive arm of government. Sani, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, ...

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President dumps National Conference report –Source

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President Muhammadu Buhari will not implement the report of the 2014 National Conference convened by former President Goodluck Jonathan, The PUNCH has learnt. A top government official confided in our correspondent on Tuesday that Buhari was not favourably disposed to the implementation of the report despite the fact that Jonathan ...

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BUHARI: I won’t spare any corrupt APC member

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government will not spare any member of the All Progressives Congress as well as associates found culpable of corruption. The President, who is currently on a four-day visit to the United States President, Barack Obama, said this during an interview with the CNN ...

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Fayose attacks Obasanjo for criticising Jonathan

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop attacking the immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. He appealed to Obasanjo to allow Jonathan retire into private life “devoid of mudslinging from an elder statesman like Obasanjo.” Fayose said he was miffed that Obasanjo could choose ...

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NGF: APC to reject Fayose as deputy chair

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Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress are perfecting strategies to oppose the nomination of Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, as the Deputy Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum. It was learnt that members of the NGF who are scheduled to meet on Wednesday, ahead of the National ...

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BUHARI: Why I won’t form cabinet until September

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said it would neither be prudent nor serve the interests of sound government for him to have formed his cabinet immediately he was inaugurated on May 29. He said it was necessary for the country to first put new rules of conduct and good governance ...

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