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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Kwara 2018 Appropriation Bill passes second reading

The Kwara State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N181.8 billion, presented by Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed, on Thursday, passed second reading at the state House of Assembly. The motion for the second reading of the Bill was moved by the House leader, Hassan Oyeleke, and seconded by Mathew Banister of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Bill, tagged “Budget of Sustained Growth ...

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Senate postpones MTEF passage, awaits outcome of OPEC meeting

The Nigerian senate, on Thursday, postponed the passage of Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), till December 5, which covers 2018 to 2020. It is also yet to pass the budget for next year. The postponement followed a motion by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan. The upper house agreed to step down the MTEF document until Tuesday when it would have ...

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PDP Convention: National Executive Committe meeting in Abuja

A meeting of the National Caretaker Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is holding at the party’s national headquarters. Principal matter to be discussed is the scheduled national convention of the party where delegates from across the country will decide who will lead the party from now, till 2019 general elections and possibly beyond. More details of the outcome ...

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PDP Chair: South West may present consensus candidate — Ex-ambassadorniran

As the count down for whoever will lead the opposition in Nigeria moves to the final stage, some revelations are being made. For instance, a chairmanship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Tunde Adeniran, has disclosed that the South West may present a consensus candidate to represent the zone at the December 9 convention of the party. Adeniran, who ...

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2019 Election: Buhari hints at second term

A possible contender for the 2019 election has emerged. And his is none other than President Muhammadu Buhari. The information slipped out during an interactive session with Nigerians in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Buhari is in Abidjan for the fifth European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit. The president, while apologising for turning up late, said: “First, I want to apologise for keeping ...

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Segun Oni will wean Ekiti from Federal Allocation’s dependence, says D-G campaign organisation

A governor of Ekiti state, Segun Oni, has said that he would ensure that the state would no longer be dependent on the monthly Federal Allocation if elected as governor. The Director-General, Segun Oni Campaign Organisation, Ifeoluwa Arowosoge, said in Lagos that Segun Oni would bring social and economic emancipation to Ekiti state. 25 aspirants that include Oni have shown ...

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I remain in APC- Sen. Boroffice

A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ajayi Boroffice, who represents Ondo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has denied leaving the party. He made the clarification in Akure through his media aide, Kayode Fakuyi. According to the statement, the defection rumour began days ago after a successful APC stakeholders’ meeting in Akure. Fakuyi said, “the senator remains ...

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Agbakoba, Duke, Aremu, Utomi, others, float political group

A new player has joined the political landscape in Nigeria. The group called “National Intervention Movement” was made known at a press conference in Abuja. On the occasion, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) chairman said that it is now evident that the 2014 National Conference was tailored to suit the political interest of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. ...

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Perform or be sacked, Obiano warns cabinet members

Anambra state governor, Willie Obiano, has read the riot act to his cabinet and has vowed to sack any member of his cabinet that fails to perform during his second term. Obiano, who made the threat in a statement issued, by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Strategic Communications, Oliver Okpala, said he was duty bound to provide democracy ...

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I won’t return to APGA, Ojukwu’s son tells Obiano

The son of the late Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu, Emeka Ojukwu, Jnr, has said that he would not return to the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Ojukwu dumped APGA for the All Progressives Congress (APC) on November 15, 2017, during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Anambra State for the grand finale campaign of the APC candidate for the November 18 ...

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