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We’ll Conduct Polls That Opposition Can Win – Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will ensure that the country’s electoral system guarantees free and fair elections that the opposition could win if voted for by Nigerians. He stated this yesterday when he received the report of the European Union Observer Mission to the ...

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Govs Move To Access $500m World Bank Funds


Governors of the 36 states of the federation yesterday sought ways of accessing $500 million from the World Bank to fast-track development activities in their various domains. Also, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Ibe Kachukwu, briefed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on the ...

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Uganda police strip female opposition leader naked while arresting her


Uganda Police commander Kale Kayihura reportedly stripped a leading female opposition party leader naked publicly while arresting her Saturday afternoon. Zaina Fatuma, a member of the Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) National Executive Committee, was stripped and manhandled while being arrested by police at Kanyaryeru in Kiruhura. The police had ...

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Buhari must constitute his economic team urgently – Murray-Bruce


The lawmaker representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has called on the President, Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to immediately constitute its economic team, in view of the state of Nigeria’s economy. In the latest of his usual series of tweets on governance, the media enterpreneur ...

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Delta Group Advises Buhari To Be Wary Of Edwin Clark

Nigeria's former military ruler and opposition party All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari meets with U.S Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S. consulate house in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency. (AP Photo/Akintunde Akinleye, Pool)

A non-government organisation, the Ijaw Justice Forum (IJF) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of Ijaw elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark and investigate him for corrupt practices. The advice was contained in a statement issued by the organisation, signed by its President, Karona Etonye and Secretary, Ekenwan Akwagbe. ...

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Screening Of Ministerial Nominees To Be Streamed Live – Senate


The screening of ministerial nominees which starts on Tuesday will be streamed live, a statement by Saraki’s Special Assistant on New Media, Bamikole Omishore, has said. According to the statement, bloggers and news organizations that are interested in Live Blogging or Live Tweeting, or those interested in plugging into the ...

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I got vice-president prophecy in 2013 —Osinbajo


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said his election as the number two man in the country was prophesied in 2013. Osinbajo said this on Friday night at the Pan African Gathering Conference for 2015 of the House of Revival Church, Brakpan, South Africa. According to Osinbajo, the “prophetic gathering” was ...

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Buhari’s govt, most unprepared in history —PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party has berated the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as lacking in capacity and worsening the country’s economy. The major opposition party in the country said there was widespread disenchantment being expressed by Nigerians over the inept handling of governance and insincerity by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal ...

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Buhari’s battle for a saintly cabinet


More controversy is trailing those President Muhammadu Buhari nominated for his cabinet and the process through which they have been nominated, writes LEKE BAIYEWU The brouhaha over President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees is not over yet. The formation of the Federal Executive Council is likely to create more drama. Since ...

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EFCC begins probe of ministerial nominees


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Monday begin investigations into petitions written against President Muhammadu Buhari’s 21 ministerial nominees, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. It was gathered that a decision was taken by the leadership of the anti-graft agency last week to start the process of considering petitions forwarded ...

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Rivers orders Amaechi, others to return N97bn


Rivers State Government on Friday ordered the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, former military administrator of the state, Anthony Ukpo (retd.) and others who had held public offices in the past to return N97bn. This is just as the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, had announced ...

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We‘re committed to making Nigeria work—SARAKI


President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, said yesterday that the legislature was committed to making Nigerian democracy work for the people. He said the National Assembly had a shared affinity with the executive arm of government to realize the objective. Saraki, who led the leadership of both chambers of ...

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Clark dumps PDP, says Jonathan is weak


A former Federal Commissioner of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has hailed the anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari and knocked former President Goodluck Jonathan for lacking the political will to fight graft. Clark, who said it was wrong for anyone to accuse President Buhari of fighting a selective war in ...

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I Have No Interest In Running For Political Office – Dangote


Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote yesterday said that he had no interest in actively participating in politics, saying business and politics should never be mixed. Dangote, the chairman of Dangote Group, made this known while speaking with newsmen during a condolence visit to the Awolowo family over the death of Mrs ...

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5 Prospective Ministers Missing In Buhari’s List


Following the announcement of the ministerial nominees at the plenary session of the Senate on Tuesday, October 6, the speculation that some popular Nigerians would make the list became negated when their names were not among those announced during the session. Below are 5 prospective nominees that lost out in ...

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Protests as Saraki unveils Buhari’s ministerial list


PROTESTS at state levels greeted Tuesday’s announcement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki. Saraki at plenary announced 21 names as contained in the ministerial list sent to him on September 30, saying the screening of the nominees would commence on Tuesday, ...

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Senate may involve EFCC, ICPC in ministerial screening


The Senate leadership will adopt the formal procedure for the screening of ministerial nominees behind closed doors on Tuesday (today). It may also involve anti-graft agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission in the screening of those nominated ...

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Buhari, Dogara meet over Saraki’s trial


There were indications that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, met on Monday night over the ongoing prosecution of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, for alleged false asset declaration. The meeting said to have been held late in the night. ...

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Senate Screening: Ministerial nominees lobby senators


There are strong indications that ministerial nominees, whose names were sent to the Senate on Wednesday, have started reaching out to senators ahead of their screening by the upper chamber. Our correspondent learnt on Saturday that some of the nominees, including former governors, had sought the support of the Senate ...

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