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HURIWA accuses EFCC of political witch-hunt, demands action on allegations against Amaechi

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has declared that the failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate the sources of campaign fund of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government, while focusing extensively on

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Dasuki still in detention because it’s dangerous to release him, says FG

The Nigerian government has based the continued detention of the embattled former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) by the Department of State Services, DSS, on his involvement in the over $2 billion arms deal and for his

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Jonathan and Buhari: The difference between 2012 fuel subsidy removal and 2016 fuel price regime

By Nelson Ekujumi   Since the announcement and implementation of the increase in the pump price of fuel from N86 and N86.50 per litre to a cap limit of N145 per litre respectively under the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration,

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Governors support hike in fuel price, set to access $3.25bn World Bank funds

Governors of the 36 states in Nigeria have expressed support for the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari led government to increase the pump price of petrol from N86 to N145 per litre, saying that the policy is in the

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Sylva, APC should ask God for forgiveness – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on Thursday reacted to the accusation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) linking governor Henry Seriake Dickson with the sponsorship of the new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), describing it

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Okupe tells court how Jonathan approved payment of N400m to Metuh

Special Adviser to then President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe has revealed how his former principal paid N400 million to the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh for publicity efforts for

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We’re helpless over diversion of LG funds by governors – Chairmen lament

Chairmen of the local government areas in the country, under the umbrella of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON have lamented what they termed reckless diversion of council funds by state governors, regretting that they are handicapped by

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IYC predicts more hostilities in Niger Delta as Ateke calls Avengers desperate criminals

Ijaw youths under the umbrella of Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, IYC, have warned that there would be more hostilities in the Niger Delta region if President Muhammadu Buhari failed to probe the “unfair allocation of oil blocs in the country”.

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Battle for 2019 general elections has started — PDP Chair, Sheriff

A former governor of Borno state and National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has noted that the battle for 2019 general elections had started in earnest. Sheriff, who disclosed this while calling on the

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New fuel price: Buhari deceived Nigerians, says Falana

Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana SAN has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deceiving Nigerians by reneging on his campaign promise of not increasing the pump price of petrol if voted into office. Stressing that the increase in the

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Militants seek Republic of Niger Delta, to display currency, flag, passport

Give two weeks ultimatum   Emergent militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers yesterday expressed its resolve to launch Niger Delta’s currency, passport, ruling council, territory and flag in October 2016, disclosing that its membership stretches across states in the Niger

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AKHA moves to ban street begging in Akwa Ibom

By Mfonobong Ukpong   Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has directed the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare in conjunction with Uyo Capital City Development Authority, UCCDA, ‘to take immediate action to rid the street, junctions, traffic points

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Lai Mohammed inaugurates committee on outcome of National Summit on Culture, Tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has inaugurated the Implementation Committee on the outcome of the recent National Summit on Culture and Tourism with a pledge to demonstrate the needed political will to put culture and tourism

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INEC Dragged To International Democracies & UN System Over Rerun Polls In Nigeria (Part One)

Ref: Intersociety/SBCHROs/NG/002/05/016/Int./Democracies/UN 1. The United Nations Secretary General C/O The UN Special Representative in Nigeria The UN House, 617/618 Diplomatic Zone Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria 2. The Apostolic Nuncio (Pope’s Ambassador to Nigeria) Vatican Apostolic Nunciature in Nigeria

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Dickson asks PDP to close ranks, says judiciary is on trial in tribunal

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nationwide to work assiduously towards getting back power at the national level in 2019 general elections. The governor threw the challenge during the State

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Biafra: I’m ready to defend one Nigeria with my life – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has strongly affirmed his resolve to ensure that Nigeria remains an indivisible country, vowing to make sure that Nigeria remains one country with his life, notwithstanding the level of agitation from any region or group to the

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Pipeline attacks: Go after real militants not innocent persons – Ijaw youths tell Buhari

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Worldwide has condemned the unwholesome activities of a new militant group in the Niger Delta, the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to fish out the real troublemakers and spare innocent persons and

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Nigerians are really suffering – APC Nat’l Chairman

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has observed that Nigerians are suffering but stressed that the government is not “shutting its eyes to the pains of the Nigerian people because it is real”.

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Nigeria & 2019: After 8 yrs. of Buhari as president, I will step in – Okorocha

The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha at the weekend said he will not be presenting himself to run for the 2019 presidential election because of his belief in President Muhammadu Buhari’s ability and commitment to lead Nigeria out

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Saraki’s trial: We ‘ll meet in Supreme Court, says Dino Melaye

Flamboyant Senator and emerging godfather of Kogi State politics, Otunba Dino Melaye, on Saturday in Abuja opened a new chapter in the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged falsification in

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Dickson cries out, says Bayelsa is facing oppression by FG

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has expressed concern over the poor representation of the state in all cadres of the federal civil service, with a call on the Federal Government to redress the trend which he described as “unfair

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Buhari finally signs 2016 budget, assures it will reflate Nigerian economy

After five months that it was presented to the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed the 2016 budget into law, reiterating the resolve of his administration to ensure that the annual appropriation bill will henceforth be presented to

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Jonathan’s style of governance better than that of Buhari – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is no match to former president Goodluck Jonathan when it comes to governing Nigeria, adding that his insistence on

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Kidnapping for ransom started in South-East – Senator Akpabio

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom state and current Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has traced the history of kidnapping for ransoms to the South-east of Nigeria, claiming that the menace started with the abduction of a former governor of

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Ethnic tensions, pro-secession agitations won’t break up Nigeria – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad Abubakar III has expressed strong faith in the indivisibility of Nigeria, notwithstanding the violent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers across the country as well as the agitation for self-determination by some ethnic

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Buhari is too old to lead a complex country like Nigeria – Fayose

Global Reporters – Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has insisted that at 73, President Muhammadu Buhari is not strong enough to preside over the affairs of a complex country like Nigeria, stressing that in the last one year, Nigeria

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Return to APGA and run for 2019 presidency – Stakeholders beg Obi

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have begun piling pressure on the immediate past Governor of the state, Dr. Peter Obi to return to dump the Peoples Democratic Party,

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FG condemns calls for herdsmen to quit South-East, urges Ndigbo to be peaceful

Coming on the heels of the massacre of about 46 villages in Enugu community by suspected Fulani herdsmen, the federal government has condemned calls by some individuals and groups in the South-East geopolitical zone for herdsmen to leave the region,

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The Labour Party and the Labour Movement should unite – Princewill

Prince Tonye Princewill the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party in the 2015 governorship election in Rivers State has called on the Labour Movement to unite with the Labour Party to achieve a central goal. Prince Princewill made the call

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Osinbajo reveals how he became Buhari’s running mate

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, has given fresh insight into how he emerged as the running mate to Muhammadu Buhari in the last presidential election, noting that his efforts to fight corruption in Nigeria played a major role.

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