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Monthly Archives: October 2019

2023: APC says it will displace PDP dominance in Ebonyi

Dr Paul Okorie, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, has said that the party will displace the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from office in 2023. Okorie said this in an interview with newsmen in Abakiliki on Wednesday in Abakaliki, adding that APC would deploy all in its arsenal to overturn PDP’s dominance in the state. ...

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Adamawa: Atiku’s son, 22 others make cabinet nominees’ list

Governor. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has nominated Adamu Atiku, the eldest son of the Presidential candidate of the PDP in 2019 general election, Atiku Abubakar, and 22 others as commissioners. The list was read out at the Wednesday plenary of the Adamawa House of Assembly presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Iya-Abbas. The he PDP Secretary in the state, ...

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Why Nigeria’s economy will experience tremendous growth under Buhari- Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to accelerate economic growth with a view to meeting the needs of Nigerians in his second term in office. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Simon Ebegbulem, Oshiomhole said this when a delegation from the Vietnamese Government paid him ...

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Just in: VP Osinbajo presides over weekly FEC meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari is out of the country. Buhari is in Sochi, Russia, attending a three-day Russia-Africa Summit holding from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25. Osinbajo had on Sept. 25, presided over FEC meeting when Buhari attended the 74th session ...

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Pension Fraud: EFCC to arraign Maina on Friday

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that it would arraign Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), on Friday. Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, said this in a statement on Tuesday, The Cable reports. Uwujaren said Maina will be arraigned on a 12-count charge bordering on “money laundering, operating fictitious bank accounts and fraud”. ...

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Guber Poll: Bayelsa founding fathers declare support for PDP candidate

Bayelsa State founding fathers have endorsed the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri. According to The Nation, those who supported Diri, described as ridiculous, the reported endorsement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Chief David Lyon, by some founding fathers. The Director of Media and Publicity, Dr. Jonathan Obuebite, said in a statement that ...

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Senate criticizes allocation of N600m to DisCos

The Senate has criticized allocation of N600 million to Distribution Companies (Discos) in the 2020 budget. According to the Senate, allocating such money to Discos was less than acceptable against the backdrop that they have already been privatized. Speaking during 2020 Budget Defence of Ministry of Power, Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Senator Gabriel Suswam, expressed dissatisfaction with the allocation ...

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Alleged Corrupt Practices: Ex-Buhari’s aide, Obono-Obla declared wanted by ICPC

Ex-Chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla has been declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Spokesperson of the commission, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, disclosed this in a statement to newsmen. Tuesday. Okoduwa said the move followed Obono-Obla’s “repeated failure’’ to appear before the commission to ...

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NASS pledges to support EFCC, ICPC in fight against corruption

President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has pledged that the National Assembly would provide necessary support to anti-graft agencies in the fight against corruption. Lawan said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) are the leading government agencies in anti-corruption. He said the 9th Senate and indeed the National ...

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Bayelsa Poll: British, American delegations visit leading candidates

Delegations from British High Commission and U.S. Embassy in Nigeria on Tuesday commenced meetings with candidates of leading political parties for the Nov. 16 governorship election in Bayelsa. The envoys had in August visited Gov. Seriake Dickson on an advocacy for peaceful conduct ahead of the elections. The U.S. Consul-General Claire Pierangelo and Leader of the British High Commission team ...

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