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They have hijacked our change, again

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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28 APC senators walk out of Senate session

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Members of the Barnabas Gemade -led Senate Unity Forum have threatened to take a legal action against the emergence of Bukola Saraki on Tuesday as the President of the Senate. They told a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday that   the election of Saraki did not follow due constitutional ...

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APC may sanction Atiku, Tambuwal over National Assembly elections

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There are indications that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress may sanction former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, over the outcome of the National Assembly elections of Monday. Sources within the APC said Atiku colluded with Senator Bukola Saraki to undermine the will of the ...

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Burundi’s opposition rejects new election date

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Burundi opposition political parties on Wednesday in Bujumbura rejected a proposal issued on Monday by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) to delay presidential polls to July 15. A meeting over the new dates for the elections, was held before the CENI announced the proposal, attended by the ruling party ...

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Inter-agency rivalry rocks Aso Villa

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 A cold war is currently brewing among sister security agencies ahead of the relocation of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, THE PUNCH has learnt. Since their inauguration on May 29, Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have yet to relocate to the State House, because renovation works ...

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President Muhammadu BUHARI Sets To Name 25 MINISTERS,Merge MDAS

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to appoint only 25 ministers to serve his government. This is authoritative. Sources within his administration told Nigerian Pilot Sunday yesterday that the decision is in line with the new administration’s policy of cost reduction in view of the dwindling federally collectible revenue accruing to ...

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EXPOSED: PDP in SECRET Plot to grab Senate Presidency

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As the 8th national assembly set to bu inaugurated tomorrow, information available to www.newspunch.org suggests that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has secretly concluded plan to capitalize on the division in the ruling All Progressives congress, APC to grab the coveted Senate Presidency. According to a PDP Senator-elect, who ...

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National Assembly posts: Saraki, Dogara set to defy APC

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The crisis within the All Progressives Congress over the choice of candidates for the speakership and the Senate presidency of the 8th National Assembly deepened on Sunday as candidates not endorsed by the party’s leadership vowed to contest the elections on Tuesday. Findings in Abuja on Sunday showed that the ...

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President Muhammadu Buhari Picks His CABINET MEMBERS

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President Muhammadu Buhari bears a burden of change. For an experienced administrator who understands that the buck stops at his desk, picking a team would be tasking as it would require a detailed introspection. As it stands, he has made it clear that he intends to make a total departure ...

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Nigerian Lawmakers Earn Twice As Much As Buhari

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Nigerian lawmakers are among world’s top paid legislators in the world, earning more than twice as much as Muhammadu Buhari is supposed to get as the President of Nigeria. Nigerian legislators earn much more than British MPs and more than twice as much as Muhammadu Buhari is supposed to receive ...

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Buhari Plans To Cut His Own Salary And Allowances

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There are signs that President Muhammadu Buhari may have concluded plans to cut his own salary and reduce his personal allowances in fulfilment of his promise to reduce cost of governance. President Muhammadu Buhari It was gathered that the president expects his vice and all other political appointees to do ...

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