Monthly Archives: January 2018

CAN is mixing religion with politics – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has spoken against the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for allegedly dragging religion into the political arena. Concise News reported that MURIC has accused CAN of “instructing Christians to shun Muslim candidates (especially President Muhammadu Buhari) and to vote massively for Christian candidates instead.” In the statement signed by its Director, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC called ...

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Kwara Governor denies any plan to leave APC

Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has debunked claims, in certain quarters, that he is planning to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which he left with some other chieftains of the party prior the 2015 general elections. This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Muyideen Akorede, made available ...

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Court rules in favour of Fayose against EFCC

The Federal High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State has ruled that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) lacked power to investigate finances of the Governor Ayodele Fayose-led administration. The court ruled that in federalism, the Federal Government is not an overseer or supervisor regarding finances of a State. According to the court, only the State House of ...

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“Nigeria’s unity is too important to be toyed with” – Wike

Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that Nigeria’s unity is not-negotiable, adding that it is “too important to be toyed with.” He said this at the National Council of Traditional Rulers Council of Nigeria 9th General Assembly in Port Harcourt. The governor called on the traditional rulers to partner with the government in making the bond of unity in ...

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Third Force is next political ship Sani

Shehu Sani, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Kaduna Central, has said that, “If the APC fails to address the internal wrangling within its fold, the Third Force is the next political ship,” in his capacity as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts. Daily Trust reports that Sani as saying that, “Third Force is ...

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Reps’ amendment of Electoral Act targeting Buhari — Doguwa

The amendment done by the House of Representatives to the Electoral Act last week is a mischievous plan against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari, according to the Chief Whip of the house, Alhassan Ado Doguwa. In the amendment carried out by more than 30 members of the house, last Tuesday, the lawmakers amended sections of the ...

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Ekwueme deserves more than N1bn burial, APGA replies Ngige

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Oye, on Tuesday, said the late Vice-President, Alex Ekwueme, deserves more than N1bn burial budget from the Federal Government. This reaction is following the assertion by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who said that President Muhammadu Buhari had expended about N1bn on Ekwueme from the day ...

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Buhari should listen to Obasanjo’s advice – Orji

The Peoples Democratic party, PDP, Senator repesenting Abia Central, Theodore Orji has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to follow the advise of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and not seek re-election. The former governor of Abia state warned that Obasanjo was a ‘prophet’ and the letter he wrote should not be treated with Levity. Speaking to Independent, Orji said: “Well, I can ...

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I saw Governor Bello in my dream in prison uniform – Dino Melaye

The senator representing Kogi West and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dino Melaye, has said that he saw the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, in a well-decorated embroidered prison uniform in his dream. Melaye was responding to purported insinuation by Bello that many members of the National Assembly will not be re-elected in 2019. In a ...

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NLC tells workers to vote out defaulting Governors

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, has urged workers to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to vote out state governors owing salaries and allowances. A statement signed by the media officer, Freda Ukpoju, concerning, Say No Campaign, a civil society organisation (CSO), on Tuesday, quoted Wabba as making the call at the group’s “DoroCorruption programme’’ ...

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