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Donald Trump said he didn’t make any racial Comment

President of the United States of America, Donald Trump insisted Sunday that he was “not a racist,” after his reported denunciation of immigration from “shithole” countries triggered a global firestorm of criticism. Trump on Friday tweeted a convoluted denial about the comments, which were reported by The Washington Post and ...

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Ekiti Election: Ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi’s 2018 Governorship Posters Flood Ekiti

Some posters of a former governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is the current Minister of Mines and Steel Development, have been spotted in Ado-Ekiti and some other towns in the state on Thursday. Although the former governor (October 2010-2014) who lost the June 21, 2014 governorship election ...

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Why FG Paid Ex-Presidents N40million Each – SGF, Mustapha Reveals During Senate Session

While speaking at the 2018 budget defence session before members of the Senate committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs, on Thursday Boss Mustapha, explained why the federal government paid N40 million to former presidents, instead of buying vehicles as prescribed by law. According to Premium Times, the Secretary to ...

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Fayose Chides Buhari Over Appointment Of Northerner As NIA DG

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has chided President Muhammadu Buhari for replacing the sacked National Intelligence Agency’s Director General, Ambassador Ayo Oke, with Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, a northerner. Fayose in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said, seeing what President Buhari ...

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Governor Ambode drops Three Commissioners, reshuffles Cabinet

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday carried out a major cabinet reshuffle, dropping three commissioners and appointing five new ones. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, the three affected cabinet members are Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr. Femi Odubiyi and Mr. ...

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Gbenga Daniel replies Amosun Government

The Immediate Past Governor of Ogun State Otunba Gbenga Daniel Replies the Ogun State SSG Bar Taiwo Adeoluwa in a ready-made….. On Ogun 2019 Governorship Platform. Although I recently decided to be muted in most of the threads where I find my name, the need to inform will make me ...

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I Didn’t Mingle With Criminals As Governor – Amaechi

Former Rivers State governor and Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that he was able to fight against cultists, kidnappers, and others masquerading as militants because he never hobnobbed with criminals. Amaechi also recalled that he did not appoint any of the criminals into political office or crown them ...

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EFCC Discovers Strange Payment Of N2.9b To 54 Senators

A N2, 922, 236.310 payment to 54 Senators during the tenure of Chief David Mark as Senate President has been discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).   Each Senator is said to have received N45, 509, 090.   This payment is one of the many issues Senator ...

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2019 Election: Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Kicks Off In South-West

The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has announced the imminent launch of the South-west chapter of the Muhammadu Buhari/Yemi Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group on January 20, in an attempt to campaign for the re-election of President Buhari come 2019. The minister, who made this known on Wednesday during an ...

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1,500 PDP members defect to APC in Lagos

No fewer than 1500 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State on Friday defected to the All Progressives Congress(APC). The defectors were received by Mr Olusola Sokunle, representing Oshodi-Isolo Constituency I at the Lagos State House of Assembly and the APC Chairman ...

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