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Jonathan visits Gov. Wike in Rivers Govt. House

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited Government House, Port Harcourt. The Former President was received by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. Also present during the visit were the Chief of Staff to Governor Wike, Engr Emeka Woke, the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Hon Kenneth Kobani and the Edo State PDP Chairman, Chief Dan Orbih. Former President ...

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Ibrahim Magu

The Nays have it: Senate votes against confirmation of Magu as EFCC chair

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Wednesday voted against the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). President Muhammadu Buhari had late last year submitted Magu’s name to the Senate for confirmation as substantive Chairman of EFCC having served in acting capacity since November, 2015. The Senate however ...

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Hameed Ali

Customs suspends controversial policy on vehicle duty

The Nigeria Customs Service has suspended its policy on vehicle duty. This is contained in a statement signed on Wednesday by the acting public relations officer of the service, Joseph Attah for the Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali. The Service said it put the policy on hold due to its misinterpretation and following discussions its boss, Ali held with the leadership of ...

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Johnson Suleiman

Apostle Suleman blames El-Rufai for his travails

Omega Fire Ministries has accused Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai of masterminding the recent series of allegations of infidelity against its General Overseer, Apostle Johnson Suleman. In a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday, the church, through its spokesman and Communications Manager, Phrank Shaibu stated that facts and available intelligence incontrovertibly point to the Kaduna Governor as the mastermind of ...

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Food market

New FAO report: Nine million Nigerians going hungry in 16 states

Up to nine million people in 16 northern Nigeria states may experience food insecurity between the period of March and August 2017, according to the newly launched United Nation Food and Agriculture Cadre Harmonisé report. The investigation carried out in 16 states of Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Kastina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Gombe, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Niger, Taraba, Zamfara, Benue and Jigawa revealed ...

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Fashola and Ambode

Fashola and Ambode at loggerheads

Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola yesterday denied frustrating the government of Lagos State’s  efforts to rebuild the International Airport /Oshodi Road. His ministry has presented the state government’srequest to the Federal Executive Council, stressing that he was following the due process. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode spoke on Wednesday of his administration’s battle to get the green light to ...

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He’s back

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Nigeria after 49 days of medical vacation. President Buhari arrived at exactly 7.41am. He was received by the Deputy Governor of Kaduna state Bala Bantex, GOC 1 Division, Commissioner of Police and other dignitaries. He arrived at the Kaduna International Airport following the closure of the Abuja airport for repair on its runway. He will ...

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Hameed Ali

“Appear with your uniform”: Senate readies for a showdown with Customs Boss, Hameed Ali

The senate on Tuesday summoned Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), over the plan to seize vehicles without paid duty. On Tuesday, the upper legislative chamber directed customs to suspend the action, but the NCS went ahead to offer 60 percent rebate on the duty. This prompted the senate to summon Ali, and instructed him to appear in ...

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Aso Rock


“I intentionally came back on a Friday so Osinbajo can keep acting” – President Buhari jokes

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians who called and also prayed for him while his medical vacation abroad lasted. ‘‘I am deeply grateful to all Nigerians, Muslims and Christians alike who have prayed and have continued to pray for my good health. ‘‘This is a testimony that in spite of the hardship being experienced, Nigerians support the ...

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Buhari expected back in Nigeria tomorrow

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017. A statement by the Presidency, signed by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said “The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest. “President ...

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Ag-Pres. Osinbajo pays surprise visit to Lagos Airport; inspects toilets and facilities

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inspected toilets and carousel during a surprise visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, on Thursday. Osinbajo was accompanied on the tour of the airport’s facilities by Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation. Ephraim Nwodo, general manager, mechanical, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), conducted Osinbajo round the airport. The facilities inspected by ...

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Osinbajo vetoes three bills passed by National Assembly

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has vetoed three bills passed by the National Assembly and transmitted to the President for assent. The bills are Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill 2016; National Lottery Bill 2016; and Agricultural Guaranteed Credit Scheme Bill 2016. Senate President Bukola Saraki disclosed the development at the Senate plenary on Wednesday while reading Mr. Osinbajo’s letters separately conveying ...

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Nasir El-Rufai and Shehu Sani

Sani wants El-Rufai punished for memo which tries to position him as “competent alternative” to Buhari

Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) and Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna are not best friends. Their rivalry in has been one of the sub-themes of Kaduna politics in the last two years. Following the leak of a memo sent last September by El-Rufai to President Muhammadu Buhari, the senator has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to sanction the ...

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Bukola Saraki

Sahara Reporters is obsessed with me – Saraki says

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has accused online newspaper, Sahara Reporters and its publisher, Omoyele Sowore, of harbouring an obsessive to “fabricate lies and and create phantom information designed to libel him.” In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said it is from that prism that he viewed recent stories by Sowore accusing ...

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APC investigative committee summons Ex-Gov. Kwankwaso

An investigative committee set up by the Kano state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has summoned the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso to appear before it on March 3, 2017. In the letter, the committee asked the ex-governor to come and explain why his supporters attempted to gatecrash into Katsina government house, venue ...

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Five PDP lawmakers defect to APC in Lagos

The ranks of opposition in the Lagos State House of Assembly Thursday was highly depleted following the defection of five members of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the House to the All Progressive Party (APC). The defection came after weeks of rumours of their defection. The rumour, however, became a reality when they formally announced their defection on the ...

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