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I’ll unveil my successor in 2018 –Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, on Monday said he would unveil his successor in May 2018, urging the people to be patient. Ajimobi stated this in Ibadan during an interactive session with newsmen to mark the Democracy Day and his administration’s sixth anniversary. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ...

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Ekweremadu advises MASSOB, IPOB against use of force

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremmadu, has advised that the sit-at-home order declared by some right groups in South-East for May 30 should be optional. The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB)had called on citizens of South-East to stay ...

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Lagos PDP commends Ambode, scores governor high on project delivery

By Olufunke Elushakin, Lagos The Moshood Salvador led faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has commended the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration for his achievements in infrastructure development in the last two years. The Publicity Secretary of the PDP in the state, Mr Taofik Gani, gave the ...

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Democracy Day: Osinbajo appeals to Biafra agitators, others

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has appealed to Nigerians to eschew violence and division as the country. Addressing the nation as part of the Democracy Day anniversary, Osinbajo who spoke on behalf of his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that the country is big enough ...

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Ekweremadu confirms police raid of guest house

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has confirmed that men of the Nigeria Police Force from the Inspector- General of Police Special Squad, raided his official guest house on Friday at about 8:00 a.m. Ekweremadu made this known in a statement by his Special ...

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Let’s beg Biafran agitators – Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has called for dialogue with Biafran agitators. Obasanjo speaking in Abuja on Thursday at “Biafra, 50 years After” Event forum at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre said “We should beg those agitating for Biafra that there is enough cake to share and that Nigerians must ...

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Falana faults Fayose’s bid to seek reelection next year

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has described as anomalous the likely bid by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to seek re-election in 2018. ‎The governor had said on Monday stated that he would contest the 2018 governorship election ‎so that he could serve ...

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Police nab 96 suspected rapists nabbed within 2 months in Kano

By Musa Madobi, Kano Men of the Kano State police Command have stated that they have arrested a total of 96 suspected rapists in the state between April and now. The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Magaji Majiya, said at an interactive session with newsmen in Kano that ...

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Drama as APC sacks PDP from party secretariat in Enugu

By Obinna Achi, Enugu The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken over the office of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Enugu State, located on Chime Lane, a street in the GRA. The building which had served as the secretariat of the PDP in Enugu State for several years is ...

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Atiku seeks transfer of power to appoint INEC chair to NJC

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday advocated the transfer of the power to appoint Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman from the President to the National Judicial Council (NJC). Atiku, who spoke while receiving the Hero of Nigeria Democracy Award, said winners of elections should not be sworn in until ...

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