Monthly Archives: January 2018

Masari drums support for Buhari

Katsina state Governor, Aminu Masari, on Monday urged Nigerians to support the change agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari, to fast track national development. The governor made the call in Katsina in a message to the opening of a public lecture organised by APC Election Supervisors, tagged “360+1 network”. Masari, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, said ...

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Sani slams Minister of Defence over herdsmen comment

Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna Central) has condemned the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, for saying the recent massacre of people by herdsmen in Benue and Taraba was as a result of the enactment of the anti-open grazing laws. In a post on Twitter handle, the lawmaker stated that the comments were capable of causing more troubles instead of stopping the ...

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Drama in Abuja as National Assembly official slaps Senator

There was drama on Monday at the new wing of the Senate complex in Abuja after a National Assembly official physically assaulted the Senate Deputy Minority Whip, Abiodun Olujimi. The incident happened shortly before the commencement of a public hearing of the Committee on Petroleum (downstream). Premium Times reports that trouble started when an official of the Parliamentary Staff Association ...

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Edo Assembly lifts suspension and recalls former-Deputy Speaker

The Edo State House of Assembly has recalled its former Deputy Speaker, Elizabeth Ativie, from suspension. The House announced this move after a resolution on the recommendation of an ad hoc committee led by the Deputy Speaker, Victor Edoror, at the resumption of plenary on Monday. Ativie was impeached and suspended for three months on August 15, 2017, along with ...

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Presidency summons Ganduje, Kwankwaso over crisis in Kano

The Senator representing Kano Central constituency Rabi’u Kwankwaso and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje have been summoned by the Presidency on Monday to avert breakdown of law and order in the State due to a scheduled visit by the lawmaker. The governor, accompanied by two serving senators and two members of the House of Representatives from the state, met with the Chief ...

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Amaechi meets with former Speakers behind close doors

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has met with the former speakers forum at his Abuja residence. The meeting had in attendance over 80 members and may be connected to the 2019 elections. The forum’s secretary, Stanley Ohajuru, however, explained that though it remained non-partisan and non-political, it served as a pressure group to the leaders. He said the highlight ...

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APC fears only Atiku for Presidency

A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chichi Obi, has said a former, vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, remains the best alternative for the 2019 presidency. She said that Atiku was the only presidential hopeful the APC was afraid of, saying without him, the ruling party would simply go to bed, because 2019 would be a no-contest. Obi, who is the ...

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SGF Mustapha to Igbos: Re-elect Buhari in 2019 to make your Presidency easy In 2023

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has declared that the easiest route to the South East’s quest to produce President would be re-electing President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. According to him, the zone would stand a good chance if it backs President Buhari in the next election, to be supported to produce the President, cautioning the ...

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APC will win Presidency, retain 24 states in 2019 – El-Rufai

Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said he remains confident his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), will win the Presidency and also retain its 24 states in 2019. The governor said this in an exclusive interview which aired on Channels Television’s political flagship programme, Sunday Politics. “I do not have any doubt in my mind that we are going to ...

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Aisha urges Buhari to heed Obasanjo’s advice

The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Advocacy groupn, Aisha Yesufu, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to heed ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s advice not to seek re-election in 2019. Aisha, who had described Obasanjo as a ‘serial writer’ and Buhari as a ‘serial loser’, was reacting to the meeting of the two at African Union summit, in Addis Ababa, ...

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