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[Updated] Adama Barrow wins Gambia presidential election

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Opposition candidate Adama Barrow pulled off a stunning victory in The Gambia, comfortably winning a presidential election and putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh, official results showed Friday. Jammeh had conceded defeat, the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said as Gambians began to take ...

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[Updated] Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh concedes defeat

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to the opposition, the chairman of the electoral commission said Friday, bringing a dramatic end to his 22 years in power. “It’s really unique that someone who has been ruling this country for so long has accepted defeat,” Alieu Momar Njie told reporters ...

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Donald Trump’s cabinet picks so far

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US President-elect Donald Trump has added a new name to his cabinet, tapping retired general James Mattis to be his secretary of defense. He was the second retired general to be picked for the cabinet after lieutenant general Mike Flynn, Trump’s choice as national security adviser. The following is a ...

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FG wants to tax us to death – Fayose

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged Nigerians to resist any attempt to impose new tax on them by the Federal Government. Fayose in a press release issued in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, lamented that the body language of ...

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Ekiti House re-invites ex-Governor Fayemi over N850m SUBEB fund

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The Ekiti State House of Assembly has again invited a former governor of the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, over the controversial N850 million State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) funds. The House also adopted the state Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) 2017 – 2019 document as its document at plenary ...

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FG spent $1bn on kerosene subsidy in 2015 – Osinbajo

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The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday disclosed that Nigeria spent $1bn on Kerosene subsidy in 2015. Osinbajo made the disclosure during the Domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stakeholders’ Forum in Abuja. The Vice President explained that Nigerians dependence on kerosene and firewood was why the Federal Government spent such whooping ...

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How I stopped Atiku from becoming President – Anenih

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Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustee, Tony Anenih, has revealed that he stopped former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, from being President. Anenih, who has announced he is stepping out of politics, said this in his book titled ‘My Life and Nigerian Politics’, which was presented in ...

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Fayose accuses INEC of rigging Ondo election for APC

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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has lamented the outcome of the Ondo State Governorship election, saying the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) connived with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its collaborators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the election before it was conducted. He said, “Just as ...

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Akeredolu’s election tested APC’s unity – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on his electoral victory at the just concluded Ondo state governorship election. The congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. The ...

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2017 Budget ‘ll not be padded, Buhari vows

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday promised to ensure that the 2017 Budget is not padded like was done with the 2016 Budget. He said he would never allow “rogue projects and figures” to be injected into the financial document again under his watch. The Special Adviser to the President on ...

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Jungle justice bill should also catch Buhari

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In October, it was reported that a bill to protect people against jungle justice had scaled second reading in the Senate and might soon become a law. Considering that there are already laws against wanton killings in place, such a bill is superfluous. Nigerians practise jungle justice, not for a ...

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Nigeria’s history incomplete without Atiku – APC

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The All Progressives Congress says Nigeria’s history will be incomplete without reference to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s contributions to the social, political and economic development of the country. The APC Assistant Director of Publicity, Mr. Edegbe Odemwinge, stated this on Thursday in Abuja in the party’s felicitation statement to ...

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